Finally received my Fifth Edition Monster Manual and I couldn’t be happier.
It’s packed with information, the layout is excellent, and most critically, the modrons are back!

Finally received my Fifth Edition Monster Manual and I couldn’t be happier.

It’s packed with information, the layout is excellent, and most critically, the modrons are back!


斎賀時人 - The Chamber of the Old Lady [pixiv]

Barakamon ended tonight. A delightful slice-of-life anime, I looked forward to it every week. Of course I’m sad to see it go, but quite satisfied that the arc of the anime feels complete, rather than half-finished like so many single season manga translations that have gone before it.
In any case, the best thing about the end of an anime season, is that it signals the beginning of the new. Perusing the various Fall 2014 visual guides, I’m trying out the following:
Denkigai no Honya-san (10-2)
Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken (10-2)
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (10-9)
Sanzoku no Musume Ronia (10-11)
Donten ni Warau (Oct ?)

斎賀時人 - The Chamber of the Old Lady [pixiv]

Barakamon ended tonight. A delightful slice-of-life anime, I looked forward to it every week. Of course I’m sad to see it go, but quite satisfied that the arc of the anime feels complete, rather than half-finished like so many single season manga translations that have gone before it.

In any case, the best thing about the end of an anime season, is that it signals the beginning of the new. Perusing the various Fall 2014 visual guides, I’m trying out the following:

  • Denkigai no Honya-san (10-2)
  • Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken (10-2)
  • Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (10-9)
  • Sanzoku no Musume Ronia (10-11)
  • Donten ni Warau (Oct ?)

Mr Slope had from his youth upwards been a firm believer in the public press. He had dabbled in it himself ever since he had taken his degree, and regarded it as the great arranger and distributor of all future British terrestrial affairs whatever. He had not yet arrived at the age, an age which sooner or later comes to most of us, which dissipates the golden dreams of youth. He delighted in the idea of wresting power from the hands of his country’s magnates, and placing it in a custody which was at any rate nearer to his own reach. Sixty thousand broad sheets dispersing themselves daily among his reading fellow-citizens, formed in his eyes a better depot for supremacy than a throne at Windsor, a cabinet in Downing Street, or even an assembly at Westminster. And on this subject we must not quarrel with Mr Slope, for the feeling is too general to be met with disrespect.

— Anthony Trollope, Barchester Towers, Volume III, Chapter 9.

Finished Barchester Towers. I was cleaning out my notes and once again found this paragraph percipient.

blastedheath:

Paul Baum (German, 1859-1932), Landschaft mit figürlicher Staffage [Landscape with figure], 1889 (?). Oil on canvas, 98.5 x 55.5 cm.

blastedheath:

Paul Baum (German, 1859-1932), Landschaft mit figürlicher Staffage [Landscape with figure], 1889 (?). Oil on canvas, 98.5 x 55.5 cm.

Edge of Spider-Verse #3

These two panels.  I think I actually squeed.

In the days before the Internet, when I was a kid and my comic reading was limited to standing at the spinner rack while my mom shopped for groceries, I learned more about Marvel continuity from these series of trading cards than anywhere else.

Pretty sure I spent more time reading Marvel trading cards than I did books, at least until I was halfway through middle school.

Fall, gentlemen, is here.

My new obsession is coming along quite nicely.
All foils, by the way.

My new obsession is coming along quite nicely.

All foils, by the way.

Need Cool Quality - コドクシグナル

Awesome that they release this, like this. I can’t be the only one who sought out this song after the first episode of Hanayamata.

laclefdescoeurs:

The Magic Circle, 1886, John William Waterhouse

laclefdescoeurs:

The Magic Circle, 1886, John William Waterhouse


Sailor Moon Crystal - Episode 5

In every iteration of the Sailor Moon franchise, I always forget how awesome Makoto is until she shows up.

Sailor Moon Crystal - Episode 5

In every iteration of the Sailor Moon franchise, I always forget how awesome Makoto is until she shows up.