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I’m… not 100% sure what I’m looking at here…

Great article by Aaron Cote about the architecture design of the Citadel in Half-Life 2.

Uh, Booster… is “war” a 25th-century term for “sexy photoshoot?” Because besides his shirt being torn, Rip looks fine to me.

garnering-grins:

Hello new Big Boss figure!


Goodbye pants.

garnering-grins:

Hello new Big Boss figure!

Goodbye pants.

My lunch today is superior because my fancy bread-cutter transforms an otherwise boring peanut butter & Nutella sandwich into a pair of charming apatosaurs.

Adults These Days: A Note About Respecting One’s Decision

I usually hold my tongue about this, or simply laugh it off, but I find it to be very insensitive, even offensive, when I express a disinterest in having children and am met with such responses as “Oh, your day will come!” or “But what will your boyfriend think?” As though having babies is something I’m obligated to do, personal ambitions be damned. As though I am expected to have children if my boyfriend insists it, without any sort of interpersonal discussion or feelings coming into play. He and I have talked about it, by the way, and we agree that babies are not our thing.

I understand that people say these things with no intention to offend. I understand that they are only saying those things because, based on their own personal experiences, it can be difficult to imagine a 20-something’s life going any other direction. These are usually older people who don’t know me well enough to understand why that particular approach at the future is not a good fit for me. For us.

Please understand that it is possible for someone to live a happy, fulfilling life pursuing passions of art, adventure, plants, and pets as opposed to traditional child-rearing.

You may not be able to believe me when I say that I do not ever want children, but at least respect my feelings when I express them.

The best kind of humor is the kind that you can relate to.

Oliver Queen

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This is a tricky one because I know him from a couple of things and my answers depend on the source, but I’ll try my best.

  1. Do you love/hate/don’t feel strongly about this character?

    Generally, I love him. He can be a little frustrating in Arrow, but that is a younger, less experienced Ollie, so I can understand if he has some character developing to do. …And if he has some weird desire to flaunt his abs all the time (does an episode go by where he isn’t topless at some point?)
  2. What’s your favorite trait of this character?

    If we’re talking physical traits, I could care less about his exposed abs in Arrow. My opinion? It’s all about that glorious beard. The shape is very distinct.
  3. What’s your favorite moment/event involving this character?

    There was a very cute episode of Justice League Unlimited called “Double Date” (written by Gail Simone, if I’m not mistaken) where Huntress and Question teamed up to resolve some personal issues (that is to say, “kill Mandragora”), but Black Canary and Green Arrow were tasked to protect him. At one point, Mandragora started making some pretty horrible comments at Canary, and while she was unfazed by them, Oliver got extremely upset and defensive, wanting to defend her honor. It’s sweet, you know? He’s so darn sensitive.
  4. If you could have one power/attribute/etc. of this character, what would it be?

    When I was in school, I always thought archery was the coolest sport, but I was never too good at it. Having a talent for shooting arrows would make me very happy, even if I never become a handsome vigilante.
  5. Have you ever pictured this character naked?

    I hate to be “that person,” but Ollie in Arrow is pretty much asking for it with all those scenes of him being shirtless and sweaty and wearing tight leather pants. Just saying.
  6. When did you fall in love/hate with this character? If you don’t have any strong feelings toward them, why not?

    In the JLU episode mentioned above, I think that’s where I realized that I loved the character. That is, his depiction in that is what I compare his every other appearance to.
  7. Who’s your OTP for this character?

    I think he’s adorable in his canon relationship with Black Canary, buuuut my OTP with him is Hal Jordan. Unless we’re talking about Arrow, in which case I ship him furiously with Slade. *swoons into the floor*

Thanks for the request! He was fun to draw. Anyone with ideas, send me a character to answer these questions about!

Janet Wasp person

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I should have known Flib was up to something when he requested Hank Pym. Well joke’s on you, man, because now you get to look at a freaky little Wasp doodle on your dash. Like Hank, I only know Janet van Dyne from Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

  1. Do you love/hate/don’t feel strongly about this character?

    Sorry to confess, but: HATE. Not in the way I hate villains, though. It’s more like the way I hate poorly-written, poorly-utilized female characters. I hear she’s rad in the comics, but in the show she’s no less than an annoying bug. It’s not like they are incapable of writing good lady protagonists, either; Miss Marvel was awesome.
  2. What’s your favorite trait of this character?

    For as much as Wasp frustrates me, I suppose she does have an admirable confidence despite her incompetencies.
  3. What’s your favorite moment/event involving this character?

    This is a difficult question to answer because none of her scenes were particularly memorable. She just sort of flew around a lot and made silly comments and shot little pew pew lasers. I guess I did like the part when some bad guys were analyzing the Avengers and Wasp was considered a “low” threat level. Even the characters know what’s up!
  4. If you could have one power/attribute/etc. of this character, what would it be?

    All right, all right, maybe the power to shrink down to insect size would be pretty darn cool. I could just NOPE out of uncomfortable social situations.
  5. Have you ever pictured this character naked?

    Yegh, no. Though I was startled the one time when she shrunk right out of her clothes, only to be relieved that she was just wearing her Wasp suit underneath.
  6. When did you fall in love/hate with this character? If you don’t have any strong feelings toward them, why not?

    This answer contains SPOILERS.
    It’s not like there was one moment when she suddenly got me steamed; right from the first episode I was never very fond of her. I think one part that really angered me was when she was putting pressure on Hank to stay with the Avengers even after he had made a mature, personal decision to quit. I suppose I can’t blame her for trying, but I wish she had been more supportive of his decision rather than giving him a hard time about it. He’s got sensitive emotions, you know? Hyperactive feelers, you could say.
  7. Who’s your OTP for this character?

    For once, I don’t think I have an OTP for a character. I don’t think about her hard enough to come up with anyone who she’d be compatible with in that context. I suppose I could take their word for it and say she’s a cute couple with Ant Man, or hey, maybe Miss Marvel could get some sense into Jan’s wasp-sized brain and show her how to be a real rad female hero.

Anyway, folks, if you’ve got another idea, send me a character to answer these questions about!

A lovely camo-colored moth found its way into a bathroom stall at the office. I almost didn’t see it there when I went to do my thing.

A lovely camo-colored moth found its way into a bathroom stall at the office. I almost didn’t see it there when I went to do my thing.