Person of the 'geek' designation. Somehow this became an MCU blog when I wasn't looking. Also featuring LARP, reenactment and Minecraft. From New Zealand.
Who is Marjorie M. Liu?
Attorney, novelist, and comic book writer are just a few of Marjorie Liu’s occupations. Born in Philadelphia, she attended law school at the University of Wisconsin. After traveling for 16 years throughout Asia and working in a U.S. embassy in Beijing, China, Liu made the decision to give up law to become a full time writer. Currently, Liu is a New York Times bestselling author.
What has she written?
Since she is both a novelist and comic book writer, Liu exists in the best of both worlds:
Comics (a complete list can be found here)
Astonishing X-Men #48-68 (undoubtedly one of the best runs I have ever read)
Black Widow: Name of the Rose #1-5 (a great entry point for many Black Widow fans)
X-23 #1-21 (following Laura Kinney in her own ongoing)
Dark Wolverine #75-90 (following Daken, Wolverine’s son)
Daken: Dark Wolverine #1-9 (also following Daken, Wolverine’s son)
NYX #1-6 (follows Kiden Nixon, a mutant who can manipulate time)
Novels (a complete list can be found here)
The Dirk and Steele series (paranormal romance)
Hunter Kiss series (urban fantasy)
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BAM! Nailed it. Park’s lucky I didn’t crack a tile with that landing!
Cosplayer is Jenn, photo by Josh.
Gorgeous, great costume, perfect acting.
Supergirl lives (and I want to write her!).You know what? I’m reblogging this because of a sarcastic comment my husband made, smirking at me all along, “But look at her stomach overlap over her belt, that’s just wrong, don’t you know Kryptonians have invulnerable, retractable skin that molds perfectly to her pose?” Seriously listen to this point he’s making, about how art in comics refuses to show any kind of skin fold or flesh pucker for fear of drawing the dreaded FAT. Life drawing teaches artists about the existence of these skin folds! They are routinely being erased from models in magazines and aren’t being drawn by several artists in comics. They aren’t wrong, they aren’t ugly, and they are natural and actually appealing and interesting visually, because they communicate movement and volume. For the record, that cosplay is awesome, that photo really well timed, and that pose has been added to my reference library.
Speaking of different body shapes. These are all basically peak human bodies.
How come 99% of them don’t conform to what the entertainment industry tells us is the perfect body?
This is a FABULOUS set of body refs. So glad this came back across my dash so I could reblog it here :D
Totally reblogging it too cuz I lost it the last 3294 times I saw it on the interbutts. GJ!
I know you probably have seen this before, but here it is again. I love that this includes males bodies as well, and is a great reference for anyone wanting to design a various cast of characters. The mere size difference between some neighbours on some photos should give you artists great pointers on how to portray height variation in a believable way to your viewers!
(Also that way I have it in a place I’l remember and will be able to get it whenever I need it so there.)
CBR has a pair of articles about the Howling Commandos in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and a few of the important stories in the comics regarding the Howler’s history with S.H.I.E.L.D. from Strange Tales to ‘The Last Ride Of Howling Commandos’ in Secret Warriors.
Natasha humour is best humour.
This is Michelle, a lady from my church with whom I had the pleasure to converse for an hour and a half after the service this morning. She has led an amazing life, and shared many stories from her past with me, from her prowess at roller hockey and mixed martial arts, to her multiple careers as a firefighter, a machinist, a paramedic, and a law enforcement officer. She said her friends tell her she should write a book about her life, and after only one conversation with her, I must say I have to agree! She has an excellent way with words and a sharp wit and a fabulous sense of humor.
Please consider donating to help her, and keep her in your prayers. Besides the money she needs for hormones, facial feminization, and sex reassignment surgery, she has a bad hip and has to walk with a cane, she needs eye surgery, and she has a chronic headache that doctors think might indicate a brain tumor. She is willing to work but is having trouble finding a job for someone with experience in machine work who cannot walk. Again, please pray. And whether or not you can afford to donate any money, please please please signal boost this!
“When thinking of iconic romance, ask yourself if any imagery (paintings, photographs, film-stills) comes to mind that is not showing heterosexual couples? Probably not,” says photographer Braden Summers of his photo series of everyday gay and lesbian couples from around the globe.