Monday, September 29, 2014
So if “manufactured” is unfair, what is the right metaphor for Britney’s relationship to the pop machine? Scanning the pop culture of the late 90s gives us a better possibility: mecha, the Japanese anime genre where beautiful, tragic youth fuse themselves to sublime, state of the art machines. Britney is not the machine’s puppet; she’s its pilot.

Popular reaches Hit Me Baby One More Time. I’d have 10ed this, I think.

(The memory it most connects to is dancing to it with Kate Little from PC Gamer, and doing a lot of full body dips. Which has to be in the top 10 of my most theatrical dancing in my entire life. If you know me at all, you know this isn’t exactly a small claim.)

EDIT: Link fixed. Thanks!

matchewie:

Felt like sketching something a bit looser and The Morrigan wanted to come out and play so…. Is it too soon to call The Wicked + Divine book of the year?

Excellent.

matchewie:

Felt like sketching something a bit looser and The Morrigan wanted to come out and play so…. Is it too soon to call The Wicked + Divine book of the year?

Excellent.

kaciart:

These were the sketches I made that my printer massacred. 

I wish they had been better.

Having a print of these is splendid.


fare ye well, and all that crap.
fare ye well, and all that crap.
jotunheimrs:

But you’d better watch your step, girl


I do love it when people gif Jamie’s work.

jotunheimrs:

But you’d better watch your step, girl

I do love it when people gif Jamie’s work.

kateordie:

DICE in Dublin, Ireland is one of the best shows I’ve ever been to. I don’t always have time to do show writeups, but I’m sitting here very sleepy on my birthday in the hotel and kind of overwhelmed with love for this con and everyone involved in it.

Everything was amazing. Our panels, especially the Comics Are For Everybody one, were really packed full of enthusiastic and wonderful people. I sold out of basically everything I brought. I got to see the Europe editions of Seeing Red. I was given birthday cards, presents, even beer from an awesome fan! I did a bunch of commissions and met a boatload of great artists. I cosplayed as Luci from WicDiv and Kieron + Jamie signed the cover for me, although we never really did get a good photo together. I got my first piece of Little Ghost fan art. I bought Halloween decorations and got to hold advance copies of Gotham Academy with Becky Cloonan. I can’t even begin to list everything that happened, but I wish I could.

On top of everything else, last night they surprised Kieron Gillen and I with a birthday cake - A Nightmare Before Christmas one with a Ronettes record on top for Kieron - and at midnight the whole bar sang when I officially turned 26. Turns out Jordie and my BFITW Chris had secretly conspired to make it happen. From across the OCEAN.

Just try to imagine how hard it was not to cry. I can’t believe this is my life, a sentence I uttered probably 60 times yesterday. I can’t believe it. I’m so happy and lucky and here’s to 26 being even better than 25, if that’s even possible.

Sunday, September 28, 2014
It’s @Kateleth’s birthday! Mine is soon. Yay!

It’s @Kateleth’s birthday! Mine is soon. Yay!

Badb vs lucifer at @diceinfo. Hail! #wicdiv

Badb vs lucifer at @diceinfo. Hail! #wicdiv

oelm:

WOW GOOD THING EVERYONE IN WICDIV HAS GREAT AND NARRATIVELY RELEVANT TASTE IN MUSIC!!!