semtex: Deadpool:"YES!" (YES!)
Recently, I started reading Machine Man v1. 19 issues long, it's about a sentient robot soldier called X-51 who was raised as human by his creator Dr. Abel Stack. He gave X-51 the human name of Aaron Stack.



Aaron struggles with being a robot in a human's world. The army wants to destroy him, and all he wants to do is help humanity. Oh, and figure out who or what he is! So there is a lot of manpain! Or should I say robotpain?? Along the way, Aaron makes a friend, Peter Spaulding, who happens to be a psychiatrist. Jack Kirby writes and draws the first nine issues, and the artwork is classic Kirby, which I love. Chrome and circuits everywhere! I mean, wait until you see the spaceships!

SPACESHIPS! IN SPACE!! )

I haven't gotten very far (issue #6) but I think people should read it. You will want to either slap some sense into Aaron Stack or give him a big hug.

Oh lol, I suck at comics reviews. I'm like "Oh just read it, :D? :D?" with the bare minimum of reasons. Ha!
semtex: QUALITY! (QUALITY!)
Or: WTF Circadian Rhythms?

Most of my life, I have been a night owl. I figured it was hereditary, since my mom is the same way. In fact, I think she sleeps for four hours a night on average. The degree of insomnia I would experience would wax and wane, but in general, I wanted to go to bed as late as possible and sleep all morning. It interfered with my life when insomnia got really bad: going to bed at 3 am and shambling into work (usually a couple of minutes late) at 8:30 all disoriented. I was resentful and grumpy, and always kind of mocked THOSE MORNING PEOPLE. How dare they be productive at sparrowfart o' clock! For a while, my current job really enabled my broken sleep schedule because I could get away with coming in at like 10. Getting up in the morning was still an exercise in pain and scatterbrained frustration.

CUE A BUNCH OF BLATHERING ABOUT MY ROUGH LIFE AND MY SHIT SLEEPING HABITS )

Thanks, early morning sleeplessness! At least I get to leave work earlier! Now if I could figure out a way to be more productive before I go to work, that would be fabulous.
semtex: Chii, is drifting! :3 (bath!chii)
This is for [personal profile] dancesontrains, who wanted the Fastest Cat Alive! We were speculating on the existence of a Flash who happened to be a cat. He could hang out with Streaky! ...Or run away from Dex-Starr D:

First, I drew this version:

It wasn't quite what I wanted. He looked a little stiff and whoops, in the shape of the Puma logo.

So. Now we have this:

I hardly ever do digital coloring, but how could I not have the glorious primary colors of the Flash uniform? More importantly, will Flashcat defeat that floating menace of a top??

Enjoy~
semtex: wharlgarbl (red lantern kitty)
Or: My Thoughts On Adderall, Let Me Tell You Them

Yesterday, I was perusing the internet instead of working, like one does. I came across this article about someone's struggle with Adderall (and other pills) addiction, and it wasn't so much that the article itself gave me pause but it was the comments. Specifically, the comments that were all "OH MY GOD ADDERALL IS THE DEVIL IT IS A HORRIBLE DRUG" or "IT WILL WRECK YOUR LIFE!!" and well. Way to paint with a broad brush there, people.

MY TL;DR ABOUT THE DRUGS I TAKE TO FUNCTION LIKE A GROWN UP )

In b4 "NEVER READ THE COMMENTS"

PS: WOW two tl;dr posts in as many days. I'm sorry?? Maybe I'll talk about comics tomorrow?

*I stole this term shamelessly from Adventure Time, because it is perfect.
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My name is Laura.

I'm currently obsessed with Doctor Doom.
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Enjoy~
semtex: It's staring into your soul D: (arty cat)
I made a recent discovery that I have the Hub channel and, of course, on the Hub channel exists PONIES. But in my time zone, My Little Pony starts at 6am during the week, except for on Mondays, where it starts at 5:30am. Now, I am no means a morning person. No matter how hard I fucking try, I can't be a morning person. I'm really fucking tired of people irl trying to bootstrap me into being one because just because YOU can do it, doesn't mean I can do it so just lay the fuck off okay?

So. I thought, why not get up early enough during the week just so I can watch PONIES? Obviously, I could record it for later, but that defeats the purpose of this whole exercise, which is to wake up early and brainwash myself with unbridled lack of cynicism and the magic of friendship!

So far this week I have failed :'(

But there's always next week!

TROLOLOL

:3

Feb. 11th, 2011 09:56 am
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Yesterday I decided I needed to have some Wonder Woman by M.A.C. lipstick in Russian Red. It is different than the usual shade of reds I go for because it is matte and has a slight blue undertone.

But omg the packaging! Mike Allred did the art!


Here's me sporting said lipstick :3

Hello.

Feb. 4th, 2011 04:35 pm
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Hello.

Jan. 10th, 2011 01:38 pm
semtex: Chii, is posting! :3 (posty!chii)
Hello.


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HOW DID I FORGET THAT THIS IS ON MY LJ PROFILE PAGE

SAYS EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ME TBH

OH DAMN

Jul. 15th, 2010 10:31 am
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SO I HAVE A QUESTION:

What is your Mac OS X-compatible software of choice for extracting things from .mov or .avi files for the sole purpose of making annoying gifs, :D?

It seems right now my current workflow choice is:

1. open .mov or .avi in QuickTime Pro 7
2. trim file to desired annoying sequence
3. Export trimmed file as annoying image sequence (*.gif, *.jpeg, or whatever).
4. Select all images, right click and open in Fireworks as one file.
5. Crop or whatever. Export, try to keep under 500k.

What do you use?

THIS IS ALL TERRIBLY IMPORTANT BY THE WAY.

PS: Hellooo flist, I am a terrible journal abandoning person :'(
semtex: Apocolyptic Panel from Perry Bible Fellowship (apocalypse)
from [personal profile] the_wanlorn

SIX NAMES YOU GO BY:

1. Laura
2. L
3. semtex
4. tardbot5000
5. sharedbraincell
6. ... who?

THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:

1. A comfy zip-up hoody
2. A black tank top with white piping and a little embroidered penguin logo or something.
3. green yoga pants
In my defense these are like bedtime clothes okay.

THREE THINGS YOU WANT VERY BADLY AT THE MOMENT

1. Issue #10 of Mister Miracle (Bronze Age)
2. A self-cleaning house
3. A regular, logical sleep cycle :(

THREE THINGS YOU DID LAST NIGHT

1. Went grocery shopping.
2. Watched a bad movie while drinking cocktails and reading comics.
3. Frittered around on Tumblr.

THREE PEOPLE YOU LAST TALKED TO ON THE PHONE:

1. Somebody at work, who needed to vent.
2. Also at work, some hardware vendor
3. My boyfriend
I have phone aversion disease. Most conversations I have are either brief and to the point or full of tangents. Oddly enough, I've been told I have an excellent phone voice so I guess I can be professional when I have to be.

THREE THINGS YOU ARE GOING TO DO TOMORROW:

1. MY TAXES :(
2. Read more comics
3. Laundry

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE DRINKS:

1. That Mountain Dew they have now with the sugar instead of the corn syrup
2. Coffee
3. Thai ice tea

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC DRINKS:

1. Vodka with pomegranate juice
2. Vodka with blood orange soda
3. Vodka

THREE THINGS THAT MADE YOU SMILE TODAY:

1. My neighbor's dumb cat who thinks he lives here.
2. Finding some comics on my list for cheap.
3.
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This color tool! OMFG *___*

I don't feel like reposting the screenshot of the color scheme I made but it's on my tumblr, see? Can you guess who stars in a future layout sometime? :D?
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NO TRAP CAN HOLD ME :D

And he can. SERIOUSLY. :DDDD
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Klarion meets delicious fudz

OM NOM NOM
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This is more Batman spam, but least I am posting now rather than letting my accounts languish in disrepair.

The Red Hood aka The Red Hood Trolls Black Mask

When we begin in Batman #635, Bruce is engaged in battle with the mysterious and trolly Red Hood.
FIGHTY FIGHTY FIGHTY

The fight climaxes with Red Hood yanking off Bruce's hood. Red Hood decides do likewise. Bruce's shocked expression is amazing. Look at the intensity!! The manpain is palpable. :')
MY GOD!!11

More panel spam here! Nothing too spoilery in case you haven't read it yet. And if you haven't OH GOD, GO READ IT. HERE'S WHY: )

More later! Including ONE OF MY FAVORITE NIGHTWING ARCS :D. Sponsored by Batboots!® on your face!
I never noticed the BAT!logo on the bottom of Batman's boots before. Oh Bruce :')
semtex: (Adiane)
I think this might be Talia al Ghul's first appearance in Batman. This from the Saga of Ra's Al Ghul, a four part miniseries printed in the 80's which was actually a reprint from the 70's. So.

Batman was tracking the ominously-named Dr Darrk, who had just happened to kidnap Talia. Batman and Darrk duked it out. Then Darrk's henchmen battered him with sticks until he passed out. This is when he came to:
hello stranger :) :) :) :)

Bruce panicked about his hood being off and they assessed the situation. Talia chose this time to introduce herself:
hellooo nurse!

They parted ways eventually. Then some kidnapping shenanigans ensued. At one point, Batman battled a leopard! And climbed a treacherous, snowy mountain while snipers rained bullets in his general direction. Why? All because Ra's had to *~*test*~* Bruce to see if he was suitable for his daughter :'D

This is my favorite panel so far:
I love him!! EEEE YOU ARE THE BESTEST DADDY EVAR!!!11

I'm still missing two issues from the series. I know all this has been retconned to the moon by now but lol who cares.
semtex: Apocolyptic Panel from Perry Bible Fellowship (apocalypse)
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semtex: (Adiane)
I've been reading Suicide Squad lately. I was reading Secret Six (okay, still am) but it was recommended I read Suicide Squad as well.

I'm around issue #35 but I'm missing a few issues so I had to have the DC Wiki and whatnot fill me in for the time being. Because see, I had to skip ahead and read where the Suicide Squad takes an involuntary trip to Apokolips.

More on that later, because I have to dig up #36 which is the stunning conclusion to the Apokolips arch. Plus, I really feel I must devote a separate post of scans for it.

First, check out these awesome sound effects :D

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SPEEDDOOOO!!

MOAR SUICIDE SQUAD PLEASE )

Also I've been reading Batgirl. Damn you, this is how I get sucked into the DCU isn't it >:(

PS: Amanda Waller is the very definition of GAR :D:

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