Monday, September 1, 2014

The Pull List, September 2014

Dammit, my pull list keeps getting longer. There's just so much new stuff coming out, particularly from indie publishers, and it all looks so good. Well, most of it, anyway (I'm not really into horror books, but hey, if that's your thing, believe me when I say that there are plenty of those types of titles to sate your hunger.). Here's what I'll be reading in September:

The day after ...

Well, I guess it's back to your regularly scheduled programming? In that, there is none? I don't know. I am exceptionally tired today and kind of have this weird sense that I'm not totally aware of what's going on. There's so much to do - laundering clothes, cleaning the house, drawing, writing, exercising, designing, planning my next challenge*, working ... this list just keeps getting longer and longer.

At least I'm not bored? 

Anyway, Life with Pets went on hiatus during August because of my Battlestar Galactica challenge, but it'll be picking back up this Friday with the much-anticipated (and much delayed - I'm sorry!) guest post by the Husfriend himself, Three. :) If you'd like to do your own Life with Pets one-act play, feel free to send me what you got (email: juniper.trela@gmail.com)! I'm also adding a bunch more artwork and photographs done by me** over the next couple of weeks (this past month has been ridic busy, and I have a ton of photos to share), in addition to starting the new bi-monthly Dear Sister Person Book Club, and continuing the Pull List

Blah, I hate how this is just an info post, but you know what? I am dead tired, so I think I'm going to spend today doing nothing but reading comics. Because I'm an adult and can do so.

* In case you were wondering - or if you didn't already click on the Challenges page - my next challenge is going to be in November, in honor of N7 day: the Mass Effect trilogy! 
** I'm actually considering starting a new Tumblr, but ugghhhhhhhhh, TUMBLR. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

31 Day Battlestar Galactica Challenge, Day 31: The Ending - What Did I Think of It?

Oh. My. God. I did it. And I did it within my time table. I think this calls for a little victory gif parade.









Alrighty, then, now that we have that out of the way.

The ending.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

31 Day Battlestar Galactica Challenge, Day 30: Favorite Music

Okay, I think I've said this about a gazillion times, but Bear McCreary is absolutely amazing. His soundtrack is one of the things that sold me on Battlestar Galactica. Because of this, it's impossible for me to narrow this down to one thing. There's just no fucking way, so I'm going to split it up into seasons. There are ties, just so you know, but honestly, no one's losing here because you get to listen to the wonderfulness that is the soundtrack.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Pull List: Mind the Gap

Via Inside Pulse
This was one of those comics that I just happened to really get into based solely upon the cover of the first trade paperback I saw. I was amazed that the quality of art by Rodin Esquejo (colored by Sonia Oback) continued onto the actual pages, because I've found that this is not necessarily true of all publications (sigh She-Hulk sigh). And the story, written by Jim McCann? Oh, hell, yes. I love me a good mystery, and when you throw in some paranormal hijinks, I am so there.

Mild spoilers ahead, just as a basic warning for anyone who'd rather go into the comic blind (it's been out since 2012, so I feel no need to censor myself).

31 Day Battlestar Galactica Challenge, Day 29: Favorite Battle

I gotta say, I love me some space battles. Star Wars, Star Trek, Gundam Wing, etc. just get my blood pumping, but BSG has something that the others don't: Bear McCreary's score. The action is awesome enough, but he just floors me with how much his music just fills it with more intense emotion, which I guess is kind of the point. But we'll get to Bear tomorrow (eek!). For now, we're going to look at two of my favorite battles, because I couldn't decide on just one (kind of theme with me, I guess?).

Thursday, August 28, 2014

31 Day Battlestar Galactica Challenge, Day 28: Favorite Ship

In Season Two's "Flight of the Phoenix," Chief Tyrol throws himself into the construction of a new fighter, something that nearly everyone thinks is a waste of time. He works on it alone for the first part of the episode, ignoring the naysayers and generally just trying to distract himself from all he's lost since the beginning of the series. Caprica-Eight appearing aboard the Galactica isn't helping matters, feelings which erupt while getting into a fist fight with Helo, to whom Tyrol admits isn't even about him and Caprica-Eight's relationship/love child. Despite everyone's initial reluctance to join in on the construction of this new fighter, it seems like nearly the entire main cast has decided to help Tyrol, even Starbuck and Dee. In a show of friendship, Helo returns to give them the idea to fashion the exterior of the fighter with carbon-based shit (there's a technical term here, but I don't remember it), which enables it to be a stealth ship.
Blackbird from "Flight of the Phoenix"
Via bigpoint.com
Basically, everybody comes to together, uniting in a seemingly meaningless task, to create one of the best constructions to come out of the fleet in years. In what is arguably the sweetest scene in the whole series, the crew reveals the Blackbird to President Roslin, who is surprised to see that the ship has been given her name: the Laura. I was wiping away tears and cursing the show for making me have feelings.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

31 Day Battlestar Galactica Challenge, Day 27: Favorite Quote

It seems fitting that my favorite quote comes from my favorite character, Starbuck. In Season One's "Act of Contrition," Starbuck is in charge of training new Viper pilots after the tragic death of several pilots from an accidental firing of a drone. Her frustration at none of the "nuggets" following military protocol, plus the guilt she's been carrying since the miniseries about her responsibility in the death of her fiance, Zak Adama, she gets into full commanding officer mode, almost straight out of a boot camp nightmare.
"Pilots call me Starbuck. You may refer to me as God."
There's just something about Katee Sackhoff's delivery that makes it the most quotable. I look forward to the moment where I can use this quote. For now, I'll just recite it the latter half when I'm disciplining the cats. 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

31 Day Battlestar Galactica Challenge, Day 26: Favorite Head-Six Scenario

I know that I said I was going to do Favorite Promo Picture for today, but I couldn't find a single one that spoke to me. Yep, not even the one that is a reimagining of The Last Supper, although I do currently have that as my desktop background.
"The Last Supper"
However, it is a nice segue into what is my favorite Head-Six scenario, since Caprica-Six is displayed prominently in the very center of the image. This is the way that she's been shown since the beginning of the series, so when she shows up in sweats*, I was intrigued.
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