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There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands’ necks. Anything can happen. You can even get a full glass of beer at a cocktail lounge.
Raymond Chandler, “Red Wind” (1938)

(Source: salesonfilm)

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Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
Raymond Chandler (via honkshu)

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idwcomics:

Danger Girl: The Chase Covers by Dan Panosian

Beautiful stuff.  The top two make me think of Walt Simonson, the third has a Steranko groove, and the last one is, like, Steranko with a Sergio Aragones overlay, which is wild to even type, much less look at.  When they sweep all this up in a trade, I’ll be verrrrry interested …

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damsellover:

Bedroom pinup shot of Yvonne Craig (aka Batgirl).

When I was in high school, a kid I knew told me she was his aunt.  I was like, “BATGIRL IS YOUR AUNT?”  And of course forced him to get me an autographed picture of her.  Weekend we graduated high school, I was working in a shoe store and she came in browsing, probably being in town for the graduation, and, y’know, I said hi-can-I-help-you, mentioned I knew her nephew; she smiled and said hi, browsed and left.  And then I looked at my coworkers (one a couple years older than me, another 30 years older) and said, “Do you know who that WAS?” and they stared blankly, of course.  “THAT WAS BATGIRL!”
I’m much older and wiser now, and marginally more dignified, and I totally cosign my 18-year-old self’s decision to be wigged out by that.

damsellover:

Bedroom pinup shot of Yvonne Craig (aka Batgirl).

When I was in high school, a kid I knew told me she was his aunt.  I was like, “BATGIRL IS YOUR AUNT?”  And of course forced him to get me an autographed picture of her.  Weekend we graduated high school, I was working in a shoe store and she came in browsing, probably being in town for the graduation, and, y’know, I said hi-can-I-help-you, mentioned I knew her nephew; she smiled and said hi, browsed and left.  And then I looked at my coworkers (one a couple years older than me, another 30 years older) and said, “Do you know who that WAS?” and they stared blankly, of course.  “THAT WAS BATGIRL!”

I’m much older and wiser now, and marginally more dignified, and I totally cosign my 18-year-old self’s decision to be wigged out by that.

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the-mg asked: Why do people care so much that you don't care for Orson Scott Card or his work?

gailsimone:

sylvtaylor:

gailsimone:

I don’t know.

But the messages I have responded to are only a tiny fraction of the total number I have received in the last few days…it’s a metric ton of anons, mostly.

I think they’re trying to shame you into backing down, judging by the number of anons doing that kind of pushing and doubting.

Yeah, well, I wish them good luck.

;)

I had this same “why aren’t you seeing/reviewing” conversation with a friend today, and he pointed out—and I agreed—that there are lots of creepy bastards to worry about supporting.  How my comic companies treat their legacy creators, A-list actors who push dangerous, duplicitous faux religions, geniuses who marry their own stepdaughters …

He said, “How do you know where to start or stop drawing that line?”  I said that trying to make one’s personal jerkiness the law of the land’s a good start, but apart from that, a line’s gotta be drawn somewhere, and if I’m drawin’ it RIGHT HERE, that’s a fine place for a line.

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hipnerd:

OK Carol Corps,

Today is the last day of voting for Stella in the Girl Power Costume Contest! Stella is losing votes because the general public is not familiar with Captain Marvel, and we’re up against a very cute “Rosie the Riveter” that they do recognize. 

Thanks for all the help and support so far. If you could vote and share this one last time, it would be greatly appreciated.

http://blog.goldieblox.com/2013/11/and-the-finalists-are/

Ahhh, I rallied everyone I knew, and asked them to rally everyone they know.  It’s looking like Some Other Kid is pulling ahead at the last minute, but there’s still a few hours of hope.  Anyone with cosplay/Carol Danvers love should please repost this—and vote for Stella! 

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