May 4th, 2009

strange detractors

some Farscape reviews from Comics Bulletin

Just noticed that the Comics Bulletin web site has been reviewing the Farscape comics, starting with Alex C. Lupp's review of Farscape #4, and also including Christopher Power's reviews of the first issue and the second issue of Strange Detractors. In fact, it's the first review of SD #2 I've seen.

Money quote (from the Farscape #4 review):
It was surprising to see just how good this was. I found myself reading this book eagerly and have suddenly decided to track down the show’s four seasons and watch it all. To me that is a job well done.
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gone and back

Monday, Monday....

Rockne has deemed the script for Farscape: Gone and Back #1 to be both fine and dandy (once his notes were incorporated, natch), so it's off to BOOM! and Henson. Better still, I invoiced for it!

Off to take girasole to the doctor and work on Ghost Academy Chapter 4.
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....and I said, "Shrink, I wanna kill!"

So after dropping girasole off following her doctor's appointment, I went to the Census office to get my HHC fixed.

The good news? It works now.

The bad news? It lost all the work I did on Sunday. Which means I have to redo an entire 200+ address block all over again.


Well, at least I know what I'm doing tomorrow......
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Schott's Miscellany 3 May 2009

While in search of a westward route to the East, Christopher Columbus discovered Jamaica (1494)


Imdugud was the lion-headed eagle of Mesopotamian myth, whose wings were storm clouds that, when beaten, made thunder and rain.

The Iroquois worshipped Oshadagea ("great dew-eagle"), who carried water from the oceans in his wings.

Haddad, one of the sea goddess Asherat's 70 children, was the thunder god and bringer of rain in Sumerian myth.

In Nordic myth, Frigg (sister of Thor) was the goddess of clouds and rain whose robes were spun from mist.

The rain goddess of Chaco myth was Kasogonaga, an anteater who took human form and created rain by urination.

Parjanya, in Vedic myth, was the god of clouds who navigated a cart across the sky, dispensing rain from sacks.

Aztec priests would sacrifice children in the hope that their tears would appeal to their rain god Tláloc.

Alrinach was an Eastern demon of floods, earthquakes, rain, and hail, responsible for shipwrecks.

A decent provision for the poor, is the true test of civilisation.
Samuel Johnson (1790-84)
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