small batch icons is dedicated to the idea that less is more.

Much like how the restriction of a hundred words can turn a drabble into a work of art, so our theory is that a posting limit of five icons makes the selected images shine.

For icon makers, this makes coding posts way easier. Plus, there's the bonus of getting to share icons more often, hot off the press.

For icon shoppers, it's the ultimate in browsing convenience.

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19 August 2017

⌈ Secret Post #3881 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

01.


More! )


Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 03 pages, 64 secrets from Secret Submission Post #555.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
 
 
"Avatar: The Last Airbender" and it's sequel "The Legend of Korra" featured some of the best worldbuilding of any cartoon series I've ever seen. The various societies were rich, and complex, and they included their resident elemental powers with creativity and practicality.



One area the cartoon did not expand on was how certain social matters were addressed, and the Korra finale, which showed Korra joining hands with Asami Sato, the woman she loves, as they step into the Spirit World, was positively subversive in showing a blossoming same sex relationship.

Luckily for us.... )
 
 
[ SECRET SUBMISSIONS POST #557 ]




The first secret from this batch will be posted on August 26th.



RULES:
1. One secret link per comment.
2. 750x750 px or smaller.
3. Link directly to the image.
- Doing it RIGHT: http://i.imgur.com/KuBug.png
- Doing it WRONG: http://imgur.com/KuBug

Optional: If you would like your secret's fandom to be noted in the main post along with the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret. If your secret makes the fandom obvious, there's no need to do this. If your fandom is obscure, you should probably tell me what it is.

Optional #2: If you would like WARNINGS (such as spoilers or common triggers -- list of some common ones here) to be noted in the main post before the secret itself, please put it in the comment along with your secret.

Optional #3: If you would like a transcript to be posted along with your secret, put it along with the link in the comment!

 
 
 
This is from MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS #24, and an early story by Scott Lobdell with art by Dennis Jensen. Shamrock, aka Molly Fitzgerald, vs. Arnim Zola.
I wanted to repost it since it seems to equate "With great power comes great responsibility" to "Must punch bad guys in the face."

Arnim Headroom? )
 
 
* Fandom: Sailor Moon
* Title: Gingerly, Tenderly,
* Author: Briar
* E-mail: sacialovesgod (at)gmail.com
* Summary: Fighting Evil By Moonlight. Winning Love By Daylight.
* Spoilers: I’m sure some of you must know that anime lends itself to apocalyptic purple prose. Sailor Moon is something I used to watch before Toonami came about.
* Rating: other
* Distribution: Ask and feedback first, please.
* Disclaimer: It’s been said that Viz Media is the wonderful tool to spread all this love. They own Sailor Moon, which is lovely.
* Author's Note: Fair use. Not for profit. Pure fiction.

http://iconsensual.dreamwidth.org/22071.html
 
 
 
they ask me to remember
but they want me to remember
their memories
and i keep on remembering
mine
 
 
 
 
19 August 2017
Assignments are due today at 7:59pm EDT. (Countdown)

All remaining pinch hits will be due August 25th.

We are still seeking the following pinch hit:

17 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/j_9TYYCv2BM (Dark Cloud (Video Games), Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, Star Ocean: The Second Story | Second Evolution, Rune Factory 4)

23 (バケモノの子 | Bakemono no Ko | The Boy and the Beast (2016), Fire Emblem: If | Fire Emblem: Fates, Kushiel's Legacy - Jacqueline Carey, Der Rosenkavalier | The Knight of the Rose - Strauss/von Hoffmannsthal/von Kessler) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/UmuxjDhJW1U

25 (DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV), DCU (Comics), due South, Lupin III) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/ENbHfQt0QDg

26 (Pushing Daisies, Moana (2016), Beauty and the Beast (2017), R.O.D: Read or Die & Related Fandoms, Crossover Fandom) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/u0zBSfICvK8
 
 
 
One of them's a monster, Rex-O.

The other's a man, the Scavenger.

Last month's issue #2 ended on the latter.

The focus on him wasn't an introduction- #1'd already done that.

It was an elaboration.

The narrative stepped into his life at night. )
 
 
18 August 2017
Published August 16, 2017 in response to recent events in the United States

Why do we measure people's capacity
To love by how well they love their progeny?

That kind of love is easy. Encoded.
Any lion can be devoted

To its cubs. Any insect, be it prey
Or predator, worships its own DNA.

Like the wolf, elephant, bear, and bees,
We humans are programmed to love what we conceive... )
 
 
 


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18 August 2017


This one's not a particularly famous story but it's still an interesting look at Two-Face. It first appeared in Secret Origins Special #1.

Scans under the cut... )
 
 
18 August 2017

⌈ Secret Post #3880 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

01.


More! )


Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 00 pages, 00 secrets from Secret Submission Post #555.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
 
 
18 August 2017


"Whenever it’s that level of shocking darkness, I think it gets you in the store. But I also genuinely believe that it’s been a really rough year for everybody, regardless of what political side you’re on. It’s a rough time. People are angry at each other. There’s a lot of divisiveness and terror out there about what’s going to happen, and from all corners. Metal is a story that’s about things that keep me and Greg up. It’s about the ways in which you can find yourself in a story that you didn’t think was possible, and it’s much darker than the one that you thought was inevitable." - Scott Snyder

Read more... )
 
 
18 August 2017


50 Ozma of Oz icons here.
 
 
18 August 2017


50 Ozma of Oz icons here.
 
 
18 August 2017
Assignments are due in just under 32 hours on 8/19 at 7:59pm EDT. (Countdown)

All remaining pinch hits will be due August 25th.

We are still seeking the following pinch hit:

7 (Marvel Cinematic Universe, Zombieland (2009), The Good Place (TV), Pretty Little Liars) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/j1UPFuCj6mY

17 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/j_9TYYCv2BM (Dark Cloud (Video Games), Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, Star Ocean: The Second Story | Second Evolution, Rune Factory 4)

22 (Wheel of Time - Robert Jordan, Doctrine of Labyrinths - Sarah Monette, The Silmarillion and other histories of Middle-Earth - J. R. R. Tolkien, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Greek and Roman Mythology) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/lnm_mJVD2ts

23 (バケモノの子 | Bakemono no Ko | The Boy and the Beast (2016), Fire Emblem: If | Fire Emblem: Fates, Kushiel's Legacy - Jacqueline Carey, Der Rosenkavalier | The Knight of the Rose - Strauss/von Hoffmannsthal/von Kessler) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/UmuxjDhJW1U

24 (Girl Genius, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Mad Max Series (Movies), Homestuck, Harry Potter - J. K. Rowling, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood & Manga, Les Misérables - All Media Types, Voltron: Legendary Defender, Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/x-X4wqRDs3Q

25 (DC's Legends of Tomorrow (TV), DCU (Comics), due South, Lupin III) https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rare-pair-pinch-hits/ENbHfQt0QDg
 
 
 
 
Fandom: Bandom (MCR)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Frank Iero & Gerard Way
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: digital drawing with embedded tweets
Artist on DW/LJ: N/A
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] witchboyiero

Why this piece is awesome: Expert cartoon-style drawing in this series of illustrations for a twitter account about MCR badfic. I also like how the inspirational tweets are placed to balance out the drawn portion. Any day now I'll stop reccing Frank/Gerard fancomics, but this one is hilarious. Features circa-2005 Revenge-era Gerard and Frank and Gerard's snake tongue going in one of Frank's ears and out the other.

Link: drawing tweets from badmcrfics tweets aka my biggest artistic regret yet
 
 
 
17 August 2017
 
  70 x The Book of Life
58 x Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart


@ my DW
 
 
17 August 2017
 
  70 x The Book of Life
58 x Jack and the Cuckoo Clock Heart


@ my DW
 
 
 
17 August 2017
 

'Eye of the Beholder' from Batman Annual #14 is probably the most important modern Two-Face story ever written. This was the issue that fleshed out Harvey Dent's origins and redefined his characterization as someone who was already struggling with his psyche before the acid hit. A lot of the material here was later used in 'The Long Halloween', the animated series as well as The Dark Knight.

Unfortunately this has yet to be reprinted by DC, either in trade or in digital format. I imagine the latter will happen sooner or later (Comixology is constantly adding old comics to the archive) but DC's treatment of this has always puzzled me.

Scans under the cut... )
 
 
 
WESLEY: The text isn't specific about the battle.
SPIKE: But it's specific about the *name* of the vampire with a soul.
WESLEY: No, I imagine it could be any vampire with a soul...who *isn't* a ghost.
SPIKE: (scoffs) It's a bunch of nonsense. It's a bedtime story to get vampires to play nice.
WESLEY: Says you.
SPIKE: No, says Angel. Yeah. Tall-dark-and-dreary told me he doesn't believe in that Shanshu bugaboo. Says it's a sucker's game.

~~The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco ~~



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17 August 2017

⌈ Secret Post #3879 ⌋

Warning: Some secrets are NOT worksafe and may contain SPOILERS.

01.


More! )


Notes:

Secrets Left to Post: 01 pages, 10 secrets from Secret Submission Post #555.
Secrets Not Posted: [ 0 - broken links ], [ 0 - not!secrets ], [ 0 - not!fandom ], [ 0 - too big ], [ 0 - repeat ].
Current Secret Submissions Post: here.
Suggestions, comments, and concerns should go here.
 
 
 
 


'One of the complaints the Byrne Bashers like to dust off from time to time is that I have a "fetish" about young girls crushing on older men. In a forty five year career, this is something I have done a grand total of four times with Mac and Heather Hudson, Lana and Superman in GENERATIONS, Rita Farr and Cliff Steele, and Reed and Sue Richards. And that last one was set in place by Stan and Jack. As fetishes go, not much to write home about.' - John Byrne

Read more... )
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17 August 2017
Title: Meliora
Credit to: [community profile] inconformista
Base style: Transmogrified
Type: full layout in CSS
Best resolution: 1024x768 or above
Tested in: Firefox, Google Chrome, IE



Click the thumbnail to preview the layout
Layout is here @ [community profile] inconformista
 
 
 


There’s a thing readers should understand with this book: we’re not doing business in the normal way. There will be no tie-ins until we get back to Earth. We’re self-contained, telling our own story, beholden to nobody, and we’re on a trip out to the far reaches of Marvel Space, and we’re going to come back changed, and carrying something very special with us. -- Al Ewing

Read more... )
 
 
 
I recently went down a rabbit hole about the fabulous, foul-mouthed Thori. and since my dog can also be a yelling arsehole...
i give you the heartwarming story of seven Yule puppies. )
 
 
Fandom: Bandom (Mindless Self Indulgence)
Characters/Pairing/Other Subject: Lindsey Way
Content Notes/Warnings: none
Medium: traditional (markers)
Artist on DW/LJ: N/A
Artist Website/Gallery: [tumblr.com profile] ghostparachutes

Why this piece is awesome: There's a lot of delicious colorful art by ghostparachutes to love, but I picked this one because I have found so little high-quality art of Lynz. There are two pictures in the post I linked, but I especially like the portrait of Lynz playing her bass--the red bandana and matching bloody knees (and hands!), the guitar, the hair, and the dark cloudy background.

Link: lynz