As we were talking about Apocalypse Romance stuff from the dawn of my comic writing, I realised I probably should link to one. This is EXTERMINUS, drawn by Charity Pomaybo (then Larrison).
This was done as a break from drawing our largest thing, BUSTED WONDER. It leans into the art comic place, and - to be frank - is pretty fucking weird. Dates from 2005.
Yeah, weird. But also really fucking adorable and beautifully drawn, so right now I am very okay with weirdness.
And at the end of ‘Bugsy Malone’, the two gangs meet for a final showdown, where it’s decided that they are weaker divided. They use friendship to double up their powers.
They form an unstoppable pie-throwing crime syndicate, with the entire electoral system and pie making industry in their pocket. New York falls under a reign of terror the likes of which have never been seen again. Razmatazz, the pianist at Fat Sam’s, mourns the death of the American Dream, whilst whispering tearfully something about ‘being anything they wanted to be’.
oliver wood is such an underrated character in harry potter he’s so funny man all he cares about is quidditch he literally sobs everytime they win and would rather have dementors get harry than lose a match his dialogue is so amusing i love u oliver wood
And people wonder why I say our captain is the real world incarnation of Oliver Wood.
It came back.
From the Last Day of the Time War.
And guess who’s there.
I wish they’d give us an option to ‘star’ blogs.
You could choose, say, 20 favourite blogs that you follow. They wouldn’t know you’d chosen them, it would just be a little button next to the follow sign.
Then it could happen in several different ways - their posts could be given priority on your dash, so you see them more often.
Or - and I like this idea better - they could be listed at the side of the dash, and have a little light flash up next to them when they’d posted something you hadn’t seen yet.
You could even have a separate dash just for the posts of blogs you’d ‘starred’.
What do people think of this idea?
- Overly cheerful person in cardigan, holding a candle: Hey! Would you like to come into our church and light a candle?
- Me: Um... no, thanks.
- Him: Why not?
- Me: It's not really my thing, I'm afraid.
- Him: But it's free! Our church is free!
- Me: And I'm Jewish!
I feel like I haven’t done a long post for a while. Maybe I’m losing my evangelical zeal about wanting to make every single person on earth experience feel same love I have for certain things (like Bruce Springsteen).
Quidditch is probably my newest 'thing that I love which you have to love to, YOU HAVE TO LOVE IT'.
I was always that guy who wants to be good at something, but just… isn’t. I tried football, rugby, rowing, cricket, tennis, badminton, fives, running, fencing, shooting, hockey, karate, and even yoga. It’s very difficult to be genuinely bad at yoga, people. Frankly, it’s an achievement in itself.
So being tempted with the idea of Quidditch when I started university was really too hard to resist.
The culmination of less than three weeks of training, our university’s second team, the Quidlings, started the inaugural British Quidditch Cup as an amusing aside, expected to fall swiftly at the hands of more experienced opponents.
To have reached the Quarter Finals is more than any of us expected, but it wasn’t the results that stood out in my mind. The sheer joy of the community, the accessibility of the sport, and the enjoyment of playing it makes Quidditch completely removed from any of the many sports I’ve tried my hand at before.
I highly recommend anyone reading this to find out who their local/college/university team is, and join them.
Volate Pulchre. Fly Sexy.
Gingerbread Lattes fix everything that’s bad. All the bad.
I don’t even care that Starbucks don’t pay any tax - by making those wonderful drinks they provide a vital service to our great nation.
We should be paying them tax. A tribute to show our gratitude.
Just enjoyed 2013’s first seasonal rave to Mariah Carey’s 'All I Want For Christmas', in my annual test to see whether it’s as good a song as I remember, and to see if it still makes me feel all Christmassy.
Plot twist: It is, and it does. Just like 2012. And 2011. And 2010…