if you like wtnv and don’t follow the beyond belief segment of the thrilling adventure hour i seriously don’t know what the heck you are waiting for this is the cutest show i’ve ever listened to
Anonymous asked: so cicadas are actually a thing?
Well actually cicadas are pretty common here and I don’t hate them at all (rather I like to hear the noise in summer), but our garden has some big trees and numerous cicadas come and buzz every day, and especially in the morning, the loudest cicadas come. So just the noise in the morning is too much -w-;; Also my dad doesn’t hate cicadas either, he was going to water the plants and watered the cicadas too lol
where does anon live that they don’t know about cicadas? i thought they were kinda universal. do they not live in europe or sth?
i’m in california and i’ve never seen one
then agian: desert so…yeah
nope, cicadas are only on the eastern half of the US. we don’t have them over here on the west coast.
Well, depends what you mean by cicadas but they do have occurrences in all 50 states.
Things I want in comics and/or comic movies
Spider-Man with a New York accent. (Any New York-based hero, really, but I like Spider-Man best.) Here’s the thing though: People in academia or intellectual professions tend to speak more precisely with formal English, so Peter Parker’s accent might be more faded or under control. But Spider-Man? He talks like a stereotypical New York cabbie. He didn’t at first, he had a slightly softer Queens accent, but spending time bouncing around the city, especially the tougher parts, gave him a broader range, and now when he opens his mouth pure New York comes out. It’s very disconcerting to other heroes when he starts talking about science or technical things because his voice completely changes (possibly along with his posture and body language, particularly hand gestures.) (I’m a big fan of long-term heroes unintentionally establishing different personalities from their civilian selves.)
Modern Riddler being a pop-culture junkie. I know comics take place in a timeless world which is always somehow current to us no matter when the story arc started, and that including pop culture references inevitably dates the comic to its ultimate detriment, but hush. Imagine with me, for a moment, a Riddler that grew up in the 90s. Increasingly frustrated and thwarted by the advent of the internet and search engines rendering his clever riddles easy-to-solve, he throws himself into both the cutting-edge and the obscure. Basically becomes the ultimate fanboy of modern media, things too new to have been analyzed and cataloged to death. He might understand he’s crazy or he might love the insanely complex, but either way he’s driven to create something to difficult for anyone to ever solve, ever with the obsessive attention to detail he sees in both Batman and the fanbase. Because this IS modern Riddler, and like us he grew up on television, and shares our embrace of nostalgia. The fanbases are, in their own ways, his benchmark. If he can stump xXxNarutoLuvrxXx and MayTheForthBeWithYou in obscure, trivial details, then Batman will NEVER be able to decipher this one! The end result is everyone in the Bat Family has to marathon all tv shows, listen to all the latest music, and troll all the popular websites. And woe upon them if they turn to google for help! For Riddler has mastered the art of the red herring and puts his own puzzles through a rigorous search engine testing before deeming them ready.
Daredevil not realizing his costume’s fading. Pretty much what it says on the tin. I have no idea how he tells colors apart than maybe smelling the dyes used, but if it’s sturdy and functional then I can’t see him caring much about the exact shade used. Frequent washings for sweat and bloodstains leave patchy bits in the color, especially the gloves. If you saw him up close in good lighting you might be tempted to comment in the brownish or pinkish hues of certain places, but since he does most of his work in dark alleys and the only people close wind up unconscious, nobody tells him.
Spider-Man being poor. Wait, this is canon. And I love it. Let’s kick it up a notch.
god damn. I love all of these.
Anita Blake Deconstruction: Guilty Pleasures ch 8-9
- Monsters are the bad guys. (or ARE THEY?)
- Is Anita one of the monsters???!?
- Anita saves
everyoneall the wounded birds.
- Anita has Lines She Will Not Cross.
- Anita gets less sleep than any living being should be able to survive on.
- Rampant internalized misogyny disguised as feminism.
- Vampires are OP as hell.
Content note: Violence, metaphysical consent issues.
I watched Catherine’s cab vanish around the corner.
Say goodbye to Catherine, folks. To the best of my memory, her only on-page appearances for the rest of the series will be an occasional bit of lawyering for Anita. Catherine, you were awesome, I miss you already.
Jean-Claude, Aubrey, and Anita take off walking to meet the mysterious vampire master, Nikolaos. Aubrey is still rocking his feral-dog-on-a-chain persona.
Out of the country with no internet? Welcome back!!! =)
Hee. :) It was fun and vaguely traumatizing at the same time. I hadn’t realized how reliant I am on the phone/internet insta-information pipeline. Number of times I was like ‘oh, I’ll just look up somewhere to eat/get directions/find the phone number/check wikipedia/text for help’ = so many times. Mostly fun though.
Soooo I get up to drive and my car battery is the deadest it has ever died. The auto-locks don’t even work. Aaaah. What even, car. Did we not just do this song and dance a month ago? Whyyy.
I did not drag my jet-lagged self out of bed at what my brain thinks is 2am to deal with this nonsense tyvm.
yay triple a is my hero
*drives like the wind*