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i love this movie way more than is reasonable; i watch it at least once every couple years. among other assets it features a surprising amount of naked jason beghe, which i think tumblr has already recognized as a real good thing!
when i started documenting my october daily horror habit i was more resistant to tagging than i am now, an inertia that i think it’s time to overcome. maybe i’ll go back and add tags to the older entries when i’m feeling especially procrastinatory?

i love this movie way more than is reasonable; i watch it at least once every couple years. among other assets it features a surprising amount of naked jason beghe, which i think tumblr has already recognized as a real good thing!

when i started documenting my october daily horror habit i was more resistant to tagging than i am now, an inertia that i think it’s time to overcome. maybe i’ll go back and add tags to the older entries when i’m feeling especially procrastinatory?

ryannorth:

UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL

new monthly comic starting in January

me doing words

Erica doing art

and it’s gonna be TOTALLY GREAT

read more in Entertainment Weekly!

[insert stream of exuberant gifs here]

i just love teyana so much, don’t you?

Expecting To Fly part 2 starts today!

scarygoround:

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So if you haven’t, why not read part 1 from the start? Can’t hurt, right? Heh! Sounds kind of cool… in a way. And if you read it and liked it, maybe I could get a re-blog/re-tweet/celebratory round-robin telex? Seems legit to ask.

legit indeed! john allison has told so many wonderful stories over the years that i don’t think it’s reasonable to pick a ‘best,’ but ‘expecting to fly’ is a special one. i mean jeepers just look at the latest page: so good!

Hi Gail, l sure hope that DC realizes that Marvel is on to something with the success of their recent female-led titles and soon follows their lead. I think it's great that Harley is kicking ass right now, and the Batgirl buzz is off the charts; but I'm pretty sure there are more than a few of us who'd love monthly books by Black Canary, Huntress, and Power Girl among others. And of course, I nominate you for all of these projects! BTW, I hope I used that semicolon correctly. K, bye.

gailsimone:

Okay, this is a little different viewpoint…

I think both companies are VERY LATE to this discussion, it’s one people have been having for a long time. I am happy to see progress, there are some steps back. I am really glad Marvel is stepping up, but it’s important to remember this is a VERY recent development, and I genuinely believe DC has been ahead in this category, missteps at all, for a long time. Batwoman, Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Catwoman, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, on and on.

None of these books, including mine, are without flaw, for sure, but I think that’s true of almost all titles. But DC has been making more of an effort to do female led books for a long time. AND most of these actually sell well, which is not always the case at either company. 

I feel like Marvel is a little late to the table. They had the great female characters but it’s very recently that they started giving those characters books, and again, with both companies, it’s only recently that they have been actively looking at superhero books with real girl appeal. 

I am an optimist, I am someone who likes to praise the good stuff rather than curse the bad stuff forever, but I feel like this is a very recent thing, and I also think it’s not enough for the books to exist, they have to be good books, and they have to succeed, and those are more complicated and difficult.

I say this because I think we have a ways to go. There is a LOT I am really happy with, I am thrilled at Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel, but I am also really happy that Harley Quinn is an absolute sales BEAST, outselling almost everything else out there. 

This has nothing to do with who I work for. One of the reasons I went to DC was that I felt there was more opportunity (AT THE TIME) to actually write female lead books. Marvel was in a very weird phase at that time. All of that has changed and now both companies have had some substantial successes with female audience and that changes the structure more than any number of well-written and sincere articles will, for example.

Also, it’s lovely that the female audience is in ADDITION to the more traditionally male base. It’s not taking away from one to give to another, it’s an additional audience that wasn’t there in these numbers even ten years ago. Everyone wins.

I have said for a long time that the commentary is helpful, but for big expansion to really happen, we need successful books featuring female characters and/or with female creators, as well as other groups not traditionally represented well.

That is one of the reasons I have chosen the books I have chosen to write over the years, I tried to choose based on what wasn’t out there already. I hope it has made some difference, I think it has. 

It makes me happy. My goal was never to take away from anyone, it was always to open the gates and let everyone in. And now, when I go to a con, and see the percentage of females with their stacks of comics, and when I see the signing lines for G. Willow Wilson and Becky Cloonan and Kelly Sue and Marjorie Liu and all those amazing women, I feel like we are really in one of the most exciting times in comics history.

That’s what I care about. Even when I was a DC exclusive (and I use to tease the Marvel guys all the time), I was still hugely happy when Marvel did something great, like hiring Marjorie, for example. The message is a lot bigger than one company versus another, I don’t even really care about that argument. 

It’s a very new playing field, I am excited to see what comes from it. The win/win is a better industry from all corners, you know? :)

queen gail.

the ending of ffviii is perfect, just perfect. has me bawling every time. as a teen i would play through the immensely enjoyable final battle p much daily to soak up the bizarre beauty of the ultimecia models and then bawl my way through this.

it’s just.

zell finally gets to eat his hot dogs with the library girl!

kevinwada:

You wish I was your pound cake.

piledrive me plz

kevinwada:

You wish I was your pound cake.

piledrive me plz

ravedancers:

Fantasy music that’s getting me pumped to go to Glendale today.

sophie makes the world go round

truth in advertising! this was awful.

truth in advertising! this was awful.

modeh:

the most important thing to remember about october is that you must watch at least one horror movie every day

totally dropped the ball on posting my daily movies last year but not this time, baby!

Last night's episode put a bad taste in a lot the fandom's mouth, it sorta painted Greg in a bad light. We know the show is more light hearted and happier than that though and we expect it to still be amazing despite the little story hiccup

mc-burnett:

Showing how flawed these characters are IS what makes the show amazing.  The quickest way to make a character uninteresting is to never let them make a mistake.  The light hearted moments of the show only work because they’re juxtaposed with much more serious themes lurking under the surface.  If people had a problem with Greg making a mistake, they are in for a very challenging viewing experience.

haha wait we already knew that greg lives in a van and can’t really support his son; how was any of his behavior in house guest a surprise? there’s clearly a reason steven lives with the gems and not with greg.

which, by the by, i wonder: has steven always lived at the temple, or was there an uncontrolled-gem-power event earlier in his life that convinced greg he wasn’t equipped to raise a magical boy?

fun to think about!