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Japanese mushroom library, Kyoto botanical gardens.

Japanese mushroom library, Kyoto botanical gardens.

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Black God’s Kiss
C.L. Moore
Jirel of Joiry was the first female hero in fantasy fiction, created by one of the first female authors to write in the genres of sci-fi and fantasy. Before we had characters like Red Sonja, with her chainmail bikini, Jirel gave us a look at a strong, capable woman in the sword and sorcery setting without being oversexualized. This book collects all six of the Jirel of Joiry stories, first published in the pages of Weird Tales magazine throughout the 1930s. Moore’s writing is beautifully done in a descriptive manner that never leaves you wondering what you should be seeing or feeling at any given point while not going so overboard that it takes away from any of the excitement. This is an overlooked classic that should be on the reading list of anyone who enjoys stories like Conan the Barbarian or classic pulp fiction in general.
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lannomstaff:

Black God’s Kiss

C.L. Moore

Jirel of Joiry was the first female hero in fantasy fiction, created by one of the first female authors to write in the genres of sci-fi and fantasy. Before we had characters like Red Sonja, with her chainmail bikini, Jirel gave us a look at a strong, capable woman in the sword and sorcery setting without being oversexualized. This book collects all six of the Jirel of Joiry stories, first published in the pages of Weird Tales magazine throughout the 1930s. Moore’s writing is beautifully done in a descriptive manner that never leaves you wondering what you should be seeing or feeling at any given point while not going so overboard that it takes away from any of the excitement. This is an overlooked classic that should be on the reading list of anyone who enjoys stories like Conan the Barbarian or classic pulp fiction in general.

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My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Vol 1
Katie Cook
With the current mass popularity of My Little Pony, not only among it’s target audience, but among older audiences as well, the people at IDW have decided to give us a comic book based on the series that caters a little more to that said older audience. This has resulted in an interesting anomaly as far as comic books go. The story a little bit darker, the art a little bit grittier. It’s still My Little Pony but with a dash of violence and pop culture references that will likely be over the heads of most children. This graphic novel collecting the first 4 issues of the series shows very well just what a unique comic it is. With a story by Katie Cook that was kid friendly enough to still bear the My Little Pony brand while still being just mature enough to keep me interested and art by Andy Price that was the perfect blend of being fun while still dark and gritty enough to convey the gloom of the story
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My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Vol 1

Katie Cook

With the current mass popularity of My Little Pony, not only among it’s target audience, but among older audiences as well, the people at IDW have decided to give us a comic book based on the series that caters a little more to that said older audience. This has resulted in an interesting anomaly as far as comic books go. The story a little bit darker, the art a little bit grittier. It’s still My Little Pony but with a dash of violence and pop culture references that will likely be over the heads of most children. This graphic novel collecting the first 4 issues of the series shows very well just what a unique comic it is. With a story by Katie Cook that was kid friendly enough to still bear the My Little Pony brand while still being just mature enough to keep me interested and art by Andy Price that was the perfect blend of being fun while still dark and gritty enough to convey the gloom of the story

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As a big Lovecraft fan I really love this. It’s so true. I’m the person who reads the things that everyone else is just like, “WTF?!” over. But what I love the best is that quote from Stephen King. Because that’s actually how I feel about a lot of Mr. King’s works…

As a big Lovecraft fan I really love this. It’s so true. I’m the person who reads the things that everyone else is just like, “WTF?!” over. But what I love the best is that quote from Stephen King. Because that’s actually how I feel about a lot of Mr. King’s works…

quoteporn:

RIP Ray Bradbury, age 91
Related: Fahrenheit 451 (Amazon)

quoteporn:

RIP Ray Bradbury, age 91

Related: Fahrenheit 451 (Amazon)

sanchezz-etsy:

Metropolis 1927

sanchezz-etsy:

Metropolis 1927

I haven’t actually read this yet. What I have read is that it pretty much has nothing to do with Alice in Wonderland and nothing to do with zombies. (What the book calls zombies are more like ghosts.) This makes me interested enough to kind of want to read it, but at the same time put off enough that I don’t know if I should.

I haven’t actually read this yet. What I have read is that it pretty much has nothing to do with Alice in Wonderland and nothing to do with zombies. (What the book calls zombies are more like ghosts.) This makes me interested enough to kind of want to read it, but at the same time put off enough that I don’t know if I should.

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t0morrowcomest0day:


I don’t care who the fuck you are, or what you’re doing. You can take 3 seconds to reblog this.

I miss you..

That last comment broke my heart..

and-mine-would-be-you:

t0morrowcomest0day:

I don’t care who the fuck you are, or what you’re doing. You can take 3 seconds to reblog this.

I miss you..

That last comment broke my heart..
Comics can be literary – or not. They can be complicated and artistic – or not. All of that is debatable. But their nature as books is not.

You know what bothers me? The fact that on every single cover of the modern series they are STILL drawing Vampirella in that same ridiculous outfit she wore back in the 60s and 70s. Why don’t you actually try cracking one open and looking inside once in a while? You’ll notice she hardly ever wears that stupid thing any more. In fact, I think the one time I did see her back in it she complained about how much she hated the thing. Why can’t we get covers that are true to the character? Do they really think Vampirella won’t sell if they don’t show off as much of her body as they can on the cover?

I got The Green Girl on my kindle. Yay! But I’m still reading another book so I can’t start it yet… =(

I got The Green Girl on my kindle. Yay! But I’m still reading another book so I can’t start it yet… =(