theamateurnerd:

The Wicked and the Divine
Covers so far
By Gillen and McKelvie

wicdiv:


The second arc of Gillen and McKelvie’s hit series will arrive in time to shake up your December“A glorious new comic series about death, creativity and pop.” —Pitchfork  THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, the white-hot new series by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie about gods being briefly reincarnated as pop stars before dying, drew crowds of worshippers and is heading into a thrilling new story arc that will leave fans shocked and breathless. With each issue of the first arc flying off the shelves at record speed, this new story arc promises an even higher degree of electrifying story this December.The Faust Act is over. Welcome to Fandemonium. The second arc of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE begins with issue #6 in its traditional manner (i.e. a ludicrous pun) and something like “nothing will ever be the same again.” But if you think about it, you can say that about literally everything, ever. Also, some comic story. Probably.Writer Gillen remained coy about the second arc’s plot twists, but hinted that each issue would pack a punch readers wouldn’t see coming. “With the first arc, we wanted an intense, classic comics’ build, rising towards the fifth issue as this big, earthquake-sized heart-attack climax,” said Gillen. “Our second arc—FANDEMONIUM—is different. It’s a line of chasers on the bar, each a micro-nuke cocktail, served with a wink and distilled for concentrated effect. The first arc was a week or so in the gods’ two-year lives. In the second arc, each issue is separated by a whole month and focuses around a single gathering of fans. Time’s running out. Time’s always running out.”THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #6 arrives in stores this 12/17 and can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code OCT140611. 


So this looks beautiful but if Jamie is doing the art for the second at also and it’s another five issues that means no Immaterial Girl until at least May 2015.

wicdiv:

The second arc of Gillen and McKelvie’s hit series will arrive in time to shake up your December

“A glorious new comic series about death, creativity and pop.” —Pitchfork 
 
THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, the white-hot new series by writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie about gods being briefly reincarnated as pop stars before dying, drew crowds of worshippers and is heading into a thrilling new story arc that will leave fans shocked and breathless. With each issue of the first arc flying off the shelves at record speed, this new story arc promises an even higher degree of electrifying story this December.

The Faust Act is over. Welcome to Fandemonium. The second arc of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE begins with issue #6 in its traditional manner (i.e. a ludicrous pun) and something like “nothing will ever be the same again.” But if you think about it, you can say that about literally everything, ever. Also, some comic story. Probably.

Writer Gillen remained coy about the second arc’s plot twists, but hinted that each issue would pack a punch readers wouldn’t see coming. “With the first arc, we wanted an intense, classic comics’ build, rising towards the fifth issue as this big, earthquake-sized heart-attack climax,” said Gillen. “Our second arc—FANDEMONIUM—is different. It’s a line of chasers on the bar, each a micro-nuke cocktail, served with a wink and distilled for concentrated effect. The first arc was a week or so in the gods’ two-year lives. In the second arc, each issue is separated by a whole month and focuses around a single gathering of fans. Time’s running out. Time’s always running out.”

THE WICKED + THE DIVINE #6 arrives in stores this 12/17 and can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code OCT140611. 

So this looks beautiful but if Jamie is doing the art for the second at also and it’s another five issues that means no Immaterial Girl until at least May 2015.

and also, The Wicked + the Divine is everything I could want in a comic and Rue Britannia is 100% correct about the dangers of nostalgia and jumping on bandwagons late rather than diving into the new and Gillen’s schpiel about how the lesson of Young Avengers mandated that they do something new is absolutely true, but GODDAMN nevertheless I cannot wait until the end of the first arc of WicDiv in November or December or January or whatever so McKelvie can find time to finally draw The Immaterial Girl. I need more Emily Astor in my life.

Enthusiasms: 'The Singles Club' - The Awl

So I am literally reading this wonderful Sarah Jaffe article four years late but I literally read Phonogram seven and five years late, respectively.

Anyway, this is everything I could ever want to say about Phonogram, Vol. 2: The Singles Club and why it is amazing and why you should all read it and feel things. Except you probably all did while I was sleeping on it for half a decade.

I cannot stop re-reading Singles Club and having many many feels. It’s a problem.

Read this article. Rather, read The Singles Club and THEN read this article. But read this article.

congenitalprogramming:

mindofkimbo:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police continue to make arrests at Ferguson protest.

Part 4.

notice how these retweets and favorites have gotten smaller in numbers….why are people paying less attention.? 

because we’re acclimating as planned

Nicki + 2014 Fashion

lacigreen:

squidsqueen:

What makes me so happy about this is that she isn’t telling you you must love your body or that you are obligated to. She saying you have permission to. And that’s important, because there are a lot of reasons why people have trouble with self-love.  But the idea that you aren’t supposed to love your body, that you aren’t allowed to for whatever reason, needs to be crushed. If you can’t love you body right now, if your body causes you pain or disphoria or distress, you aren’t required to love it. But you are ALLOWED to. You are entitled to the chance to make peace with your body, if you ever reach a point where you are ready to. No one else should be trying to stop you.

beautifully said ^

badfuckingpuns:

badfuckingpuns:

galesofnovember:

Just for reference,  this interview is the source of my two favorite taylor swift gifs and also the source of the most succinct dismissal of John Mayer’s man-feelings in history

Actual new favorite minute of video. How had I never seen this before?

Time to get ready for and go to sixth day of six day workweek but like, NEVER FORGET this video, guys, never forget “well some of them like to write really long e-mails,” never forget “no, I just put those [extramean songs] on my albums,” never forget tall girl Taylor’s posture and inability to keep her limbs where they should be even in a 55-second, totally seated and stationary video

portmanteaurian:

omg i’m like 90% sure the next good wife episode is inspired by the existence of the movie The Social Network (the summary says it’s about an internet billionaire suing a movie studio for defamation)

i love ripped from the headlines shit, BRING IT

good wife = so much ripped from the headlines shit especially wrt technology. no spoilers but the good wife is about (1) multi-generational feminism, (2) (legal) ethics, (3) technology, (4) the intersection of these things.

feel free to message incoherent excitement at me on Facebook. probably won’t have time to respond to it all but i love witnessing people watch the good wife.

Possibly the platonic ideal of a Nicki video? Bonus points for sad Drake jokes and dusty possums.

(Although Anaconda might beat this now for getting Drake involved in its sad Drake joke.)

Just taking a moment to reflect on how many great singles/videos were on Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and how effortlessly weird & talented Nicki can be while being undeniably better than pretty much everyone.

A portrait of the articling student as a birthday boy aka still life with glasses

A portrait of the articling student as a birthday boy aka still life with glasses

My back alley is the best back alley.

My back alley is the best back alley.