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28th May 2016

8:03pm: Review: Comics for May 2016
May 28, 2016: Hilo vol 2 Saving the Whole Wide World, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #7, The Totally Awesome Hulk #6, Ms. Marvel v2 #7, Gold Digger #232, Invader Zim #9, Astro City #35, Hanna-Barbera Future Quest #1, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs #3, My Little Pony Friends Forever #28, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #42 *, The Transformers #53, Transformers More than Meets the Eye #53.

24th May 2016

8:21pm: Party vs. Sect
Too long for a Facebook post, but (probably) too short for a full essay.

So, I don't agree all that much with any major (or even minor) political party. But political parties shape the world I live in, proportionally to their popularity. So I hold my nose and vote for the lesser of two evils in the hope of ameliorating the levels of evil in the country. I don't join any party, but I do tend to support the Democratic Party because I find their influence on things less damaging than Republican influence in the current political climate. (And supporting a minor party would accomplish even less, as far as I'm concerned, so I don't go shopping for a slightly less objectionable smaller party.)

On the other hand, if you accept the tenet that God created mankind and not the other way around, popularity of a religion has no influence on whether it's right. A majority religion doesn't get to define God for everyone the way a majority political party can define the government. So I have zero afterlife-based incentive to back any existing religion unless I find myself 100% in agreement with it. Way too many people act like a sect's popularity means they get to say what God wants from us...they may phrase it as confirmation that their interpretation of God's Will is correct, but really it's just, "We're popular, so God must prefer us."

9th May 2016

10:55pm: Free Comic Book Day 2016
Free Comic Book Day 2016: Awake #0, Drawn & Quarterly Presents Mooncop, Dreamjumper, Rom #0, Doctor Who FCBD 2016, Dark Horse FCBD 2016, Spectrum #0, The Tick FCBD 2016, Dark Lily & Friends, DC SuperHero Girls.

29th April 2016

10:06pm: Comics for April, 2016
April 29, 2016: Daredevil S2 Eps 5-13, The Justice League vs. Teen Titans, The Imitation Game, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #6, Totally Awesome Hulk #5, Ms. Marvel #6, Gold Digger #231, Astro City #34, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs #2, My Little Pony Friends Forever #27, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #41, Transformers Sins of the Wreckers #4 (of 5), The Transformers #52, Transformers More than Meets the Eye #52.

19th April 2016

11:22pm: Wonder Dragon!
So, Princess Ember's introductory episode gave her a very Wonder Woman-ish bit of plotline (parent forbade her from competing in major contest, she enters in disguise anyway). And while there's a lot of Ember fan art out there already (a distressing amount deciding that a young female dragon needs mammaries), I hadn't seen any of her dressed as Wonder Woman. So, to celebrate buying a house, I drew this.

8th April 2016

8:48pm: Gordy, Agent of S.M.I.L.E. (pony version)


Gordy, Agent of SMILE entry in the unofficial Marvel appendix.

In the comics, Gordy's handful of appearances are massively inconsistent. About the only constants are "dark-haired white guy in jeans, a rumpled shirt, and a phone". I based this on his first appearance, in Power Man/Iron Fist issue 112, in which he had brown hair and a pink shirt. The line he's saying is based on one of the appearances I don't have, so I'm working from 30-year-faded memories. His cutie mark is the S.M.I.L.E. insignia described in G.M. Berrow's "Lyra and Bon Bon and the Mares from S.M.I.L.E." kidnovel. He's not a unicorn, but he has a magic-powered phone.

1st April 2016

3:38pm: Repaint: Tiny Titans Soundwave
Really, this design feels like it started as an April Fool's gag that accidentally got approved.

31st March 2016

6:13pm: Review: Comics for March 2016
March 31, 2016: Lego Justice League Cosmic Clash, DC Super Hero Girls, Daredevil S2 Eps 1-4, 1999 Book 5, Batman: The Jiro Kuwata Batmanga vol 3, Invader Zim #8, Marvel All-New All-Different Universe, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #5, The Totally Awesome Hulk #4, Ms. Marvel v2 #5, Ninjas vs. Aliens #1, Gold Digger #230, Astro City #33, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs #1, My Little Pony Friends Forever #26, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #40, Transformers Deviations, The Transformers #50, Transformers More than Meets the Eye #50-51.

15th March 2016

9:27pm: Review: Combiner Wars Sky Reign Limbs
Hopefully I'll find Sky Lynx before I have to start seriously moving. So-so updates of G1 characters as retools of previous CW toys.

14th March 2016

8:00pm: Review: Super Wings toys
Surprisingly good on the kiddie-toy scale. Especially since I'd never heard of the property or the toy company before yesterday.

26th February 2016

7:05pm: Review: Comics for February 2016
February 26, 2016: Batman: Bad Blood (DVD), Monsters, The Totally Awesome Hulk #3, Ms. Marvel v2 #4, Invader Zim #7, Gold Digger #229, Astro City #32, Toil and Trouble #6 (of 6), My Little Pony Friends Forever #25, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic #39, Transformers More than Meets the Eye #49, The Transformers #50.

24th February 2016

11:32pm: Artificial Right Hand Rule mockup
Eventual goal, see if one of my students who's learning to use 3-D printing can make a file that does this sort of thing. A bit non-cubical because I threw it together while watching Colbert.
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