Dear Marvel,

I can accept, grudgingly, the lack of Hawkeye in Captain America: Winter Soldier. Sure, it would’ve been nice to at least get a cameo, but there was a lot to cover and I can understand not wanting to have two wise-cracking dudes of awesome as Cap’s sidekicks in a single movie.

However, take note: If Hawkeye does not show up in at least one episode of Agents of SHIELD before the end of the season, given that we have reached the events of the Winter Soldier and thus a perfect opportunity to show us what he was doing during that time period, I will be very annoyed.

The only concession I will allow for his non-appearance is if you include on the Winter Soldier DVD a Marvel Short which is nothing less than What Clint Barton Was Doing During This Movie.

Please and thank you,

Kesomon

My Kingdom for Pizza

Wow tumblr way to go posting this before I even wrote anything.

One of the things I have missed the most since becoming, if not allergic, than certainly quite dairy/lactose-intolerant, has been pizza.

It is possible, some might say, to make pizza without cheese. To smear bread with tomato sauce and toppings, and call that pizza. To these some, I say nay, for I have tasted the creamy, stringy mozzarella and forever yearn to taste its glory again. Pizza is not the same without cheese. This is my opinion. This I feel should be fact.

Yesterday, in celebration of certain RL events, my mom and I went in hunt of pizza, and were victorious.

There is a small pizza/pasta place here in Seattle called Amante Pizza and Pasta. It is a small chain, only three locations, but the one in West Seattle is the important one. Tiny little shack on the side of California Ave. Barely enough parking on the curb, but that’s okay because there are only two tables indoors. (Possibly 3, I wasn’t paying much attention.) The only pizza place in West Seattle, as far as I know, to offer both gluten crust options, and vegan cheese, as alternatives to your normal cheese and bread fare. The best part: the vegan cheese they offer is Daiya, which in my opinion is hands-down the best non-cheese on the market right now.

Now, I have tried myself in the past to make pizza at home using Daiya. I wasn’t doing it right. For what my teeth sank into was nothing but perfection. Just the right amount of cheese, with sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, garlic, and olives, on a crust that was crisp and just chewy enough. It was an experience that far surpassed my earlier experiments, to a factor of 150%.

imageIs that not edible deliciousness on a platter?

Perhaps I am biased. Perhaps my taste buds have yearned for pizza so long, any pizza would do. I won’t make comment on the possibility of cross-contamination, or what measures are in place for people with other allergies, because I just can’t say. All I can say is that as a forced dairy-avoider, I had a wonderful dinner (which tasted just as good the next day when I microwaved the leftovers!) By the suns, I would eat there again (though sparingly, as their prices do feel a bit painful to a small pocket.)

I recommend Amante to anyone in Seattle, whether they share my plight or not. Because if the dairy-free option was this good, imagine what their normal pies taste like?

It’s happened. I’ve given myself the responsibility of caring for another living thing. This is Ossa! She’s a maidenhair fern, my favorite kind of fern. I got her from the local version of Ace Hardware - yes, I know it’s called True Value up here in the north, but I’m from California, it’s an Ace - last weekend. I was finally able to properly pot her today.
Got some fresh gravel to prevent water pooling causing rot at the bottom, and some fresh garden dirt to fill in around her root ball, and a bit of potato sack mesh at the bottom to prevent dirt from spilling out the hole while still allowing drainage. The pot itself is standard ceramic, but with a paint-coat on the outside, so it might not wick too much moisture out.
And speaking of drainage, the care-card said not to let her stand in water, but ferns like humidity, so I have a two-plate setup under her. The first dish is to catch excess runoff, if any - I have a squeeze bottle with measuring increments on the side so I know exactly how much I give her a day and can scale up/down if need be - and the second dish has a small bit of water that can evaporate up around her to keep her humid.
The window she sits in, see, is not only north-facing, meaning she won’t get direct sunlight until summer, but it sits over a wall-heater that is usually set between 55-65, sometimes 70 if I’m extra-cold. So I’m hoping the humidity dish is enough to keep her leaves from curling in the dry air.
Hopefully, all this is enough to keep her alive for at least a while in the hands of a novice indoor gardener. Maidenhairs can be tricky, though, apparently. I’ll try not to keep my hopes up.
I wish I could’ve gotten a betta, but the size and layout and lack of space in my room means the best I would’ve been able to provide would be a 1, maybe 2.5 gallon job, and I’m not settling for anything less than a 5-10 gallon if and when I do get fish. :| I’m not into animal cruelty.

It’s happened. I’ve given myself the responsibility of caring for another living thing. This is Ossa! She’s a maidenhair fern, my favorite kind of fern. I got her from the local version of Ace Hardware - yes, I know it’s called True Value up here in the north, but I’m from California, it’s an Ace - last weekend. I was finally able to properly pot her today.

Got some fresh gravel to prevent water pooling causing rot at the bottom, and some fresh garden dirt to fill in around her root ball, and a bit of potato sack mesh at the bottom to prevent dirt from spilling out the hole while still allowing drainage. The pot itself is standard ceramic, but with a paint-coat on the outside, so it might not wick too much moisture out.

And speaking of drainage, the care-card said not to let her stand in water, but ferns like humidity, so I have a two-plate setup under her. The first dish is to catch excess runoff, if any - I have a squeeze bottle with measuring increments on the side so I know exactly how much I give her a day and can scale up/down if need be - and the second dish has a small bit of water that can evaporate up around her to keep her humid.

The window she sits in, see, is not only north-facing, meaning she won’t get direct sunlight until summer, but it sits over a wall-heater that is usually set between 55-65, sometimes 70 if I’m extra-cold. So I’m hoping the humidity dish is enough to keep her leaves from curling in the dry air.

Hopefully, all this is enough to keep her alive for at least a while in the hands of a novice indoor gardener. Maidenhairs can be tricky, though, apparently. I’ll try not to keep my hopes up.

I wish I could’ve gotten a betta, but the size and layout and lack of space in my room means the best I would’ve been able to provide would be a 1, maybe 2.5 gallon job, and I’m not settling for anything less than a 5-10 gallon if and when I do get fish. :| I’m not into animal cruelty.

infiniteviking:

eponymous-rose:

So I was joking around about how geeky I am for getting excited about my new textbook for the one class I’m taking this semester, and then it arrived and it actually looks pretty awesome? Like, it has decent cover art and everything??? It’s definitely the coolest-looking book in my office library right now, if nothing else.

That is a VERY cool-looking book. :D

As indicated by your tags, viking, I would speculate out loud that it looks like an identity disk at its most basic format, a program’s makeup laid bare, before structural code could be shaped and sealed all that live data away for the perception of we Users. Strip away the weaponry, the shell, the physicality of the disk, and you are left with a maelstrom of life held in one’s hands.

infiniteviking:

eponymous-rose:

So I was joking around about how geeky I am for getting excited about my new textbook for the one class I’m taking this semester, and then it arrived and it actually looks pretty awesome? Like, it has decent cover art and everything??? It’s definitely the coolest-looking book in my office library right now, if nothing else.

That is a VERY cool-looking book. :D

As indicated by your tags, viking, I would speculate out loud that it looks like an identity disk at its most basic format, a program’s makeup laid bare, before structural code could be shaped and sealed all that live data away for the perception of we Users. Strip away the weaponry, the shell, the physicality of the disk, and you are left with a maelstrom of life held in one’s hands.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween, or Nightmare Night, whichever the case may be!

Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween, or Nightmare Night, whichever the case may be!

disney-cats:

Jake from The Cat from Outer Space

disney-cats:

Jake from The Cat from Outer Space

Contest Prize art from the last Troncon, finished at last!
#1: Badger!hair racer Tron for Gizmonics.
#2: Program OC Jin for CameronMcKell, pole vaulting around the library.

They should’ve just been sketches, but I went overboard. I hope they are satisfactory.

Tron belongs to Disney.

guri-zuri:

kaldriss:

orignial post

NOoooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I don’t get the joke, but reblogging for the song!

(via kiaxet)

A moment of seriousness in a one-page one-shot…not really ‘comic’, because it isn’t all that funny.An explanation: I struggle with depression, and find difficulty enjoying things that used to occupy and entertain me for hours without fail. Some days, it’s just hard enough to get out of bed and find the motivation to eat, let alone get dressed. It got me wondering what depression would be like in Equestria, where a pony’s worth and place in the world is motivated by their special talents and their love of certain things. Could a Pony like my self-OC, Frecklewing, ever find her cutie mark if the chemicals in her brain refused to let her acknowledge that yes, this thing is a thing she could do forever, this thing is a thing that makes her special? This is a thing she would never get tired of?I wish I knew for sure.
In any case, I drew this trying to purge a bit of that depression and feel like I accomplished something for once. Even a teaspoon of water from the bucket is a teaspoon less.MLP belongs to Hasbro and the HUB respectively. Frecklewing is my OC.
And I think I’ve now established why I don’t do web comics.

A moment of seriousness in a one-page one-shot…not really ‘comic’, because it isn’t all that funny.

An explanation: I struggle with depression, and find difficulty enjoying things that used to occupy and entertain me for hours without fail. Some days, it’s just hard enough to get out of bed and find the motivation to eat, let alone get dressed. It got me wondering what depression would be like in Equestria, where a pony’s worth and place in the world is motivated by their special talents and their love of certain things. Could a Pony like my self-OC, Frecklewing, ever find her cutie mark if the chemicals in her brain refused to let her acknowledge that yes, this thing is a thing she could do forever, this thing is a thing that makes her special? This is a thing she would never get tired of?

I wish I knew for sure.

In any case, I drew this trying to purge a bit of that depression and feel like I accomplished something for once. Even a teaspoon of water from the bucket is a teaspoon less.

MLP belongs to Hasbro and the HUB respectively. Frecklewing is my OC.

And I think I’ve now established why I don’t do web comics.

kurenaiwataru:

Last one!

Omg, suddenly a perfect reference for a twinset of grid_lined npcs in comms tower.

kurenaiwataru:

Last one!

Omg, suddenly a perfect reference for a twinset of grid_lined npcs in comms tower.

(via iceeyu)