So elusive-j put Batgirl #35 (written by brendenfletcher) into my hands the other day and god am I glad she did. I used to scoff at DC, swearing my undying allegiance to Marvel and Marvel alone, unwilling to plunge myself into what I thought to bed dark, gloomy and self-involved plotlines of the forever depressive Batman and his unbearably naive counterpart Superman.
I was so wrong…!
Batgirl is fresh, new, colorful; with real life and real characters and amazing art. I was immediately taken by the complexity of her personality - she is a human and acts the way humans do - sometimes awesomely, but also sometimes wrongly or selfishly. She doesn’t have this “nobility-sooper-righteousness-I-am-god-of-good” complex and in three words - I loved it.
So I hope you all enjoy this last piece, probably the last one for a bit of a while - Midterm #2 just happened in the class I teach and now I have 220 copies to grade. Yeah.
It is made of about 176 pieces of glass (although I’m sure I counted it wrong), some of which are… really small. I think the smallest one is the tiny bit of hair strand on top of her jacket, a couple of millimeters long. My large SAGA Alana piece had about the same number of individual glass pieces!
The hair is a whispy orange, the painted-on details are the face, ear, gloves, satchel and boot laces - everything else is solder lines. I wanted to maintain the illusion that she is swinging from the rope she is holding by attaching the anchor ring atop her hand, where the rope end would be. The yellow glass for the cloak is actually wavy and textured waterglass to give it the impression that it is a wavy piece of fabric (you can kind of see it in the third picture).
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You’re one in a million. That means there are 320 of you in the United States. Find yourself. Start an army. Overthrow the government of a small midwestern town. Run shit.
the pacific rim au of legally blonde though:
elle woods trying to get into jaeger academy to win back warner.
"you got into jaeger academy?" "what, like it’s hard?"
elle woods being drift compatible with vivian.
elle falling for LOCCENT officer emmett.
elle and vivian piloting a jaeger called delta nu.
THE BEND AND SNAP AS A FIGHTING TECHNIQUE
The logo for Delta Nu has Bruiser on it.
Paulette is the head mechanic and Brooke Wyndham is their Marshall.
Hey, do you know where that info on Cleopatra came from? Because everything I've ever been able to find has said that her mother was Cleopatra-V-Tryphaena, her father, Ptolemy-XII-Auletes' cousin. Both members of a !!Racist, Inbred, Colonizing!! Greek(with possibly a little Persian but no coptic) dynasty. Her speaking Egyptian does not actually necessitate Egyptian ancestry, and if there is any new information, we'd all like to see something other than just begging-the-question type statements.
This has to be the ultimate proof that people just…don’t understand…what “sources” are. I literally gave you a page. number.
look, here we’ve got the post, right?:
Okay now look at this part very carefully:
That’s the name of the book and all the information you need to find the book. And I give you the PAGE on which you can find this information, okay? Here:
Got it? Okay, let’s grab the book. you can get your very own copy of it here.
Got your book?
Alright. Now, let’s carefully turn to PAGE 11:
Okay, let’s look around for a minute to see if it says anything about CLEOPATRA, and if you’re using the PDF, you can use the search function of whatever PDF viewer you use to search out relevant terms!
Here we go:
Whoa, there it is! Right on page 11!
But wait, what about the rest of that stuff? Well, it says “7” right after “Greek”, so let’s check it out at the bottom of the page, where the footnotes are listed with numbers so you can find them easily!
Here we go!
WE DID IT!!!! WE FOUND WHERE THAT INFORMATION CAME FROM!
Now can we please, please, PLEASE stop pretending like all the information I have here was either pulled out from my butt at random, or somehow is just UTTERLY unsourcable, unfindable, or inherently mysterious, or “questionable” or otherwise just floating around with no rhyme or reason whatsoever. Okay? Okay.