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2015-12-29 [IDW] Jem and the Holograms #1-7

This comic hits the nail on the head for being in the spirit of the source material. The only real way it deviates is by shoving homosexuality down your throat but that's our culture speaking. There's no need for it in the story but it's there to make us more LBGT friendly (which people generally are or are not - neither of which is a pressing issue for a fun little comic book). Notably, the letters page does contain various reader comments praising the inclusion of homosexuals.

[Shepherd Neame] Premium Spitfire Kentish Ale 4.2% 500ml Tall Boy Can

This is one of the few drinks where I have completed multiple tastings. You might wonder why, especially when it seems as though I may not like it. Well, I'm not entirely sure except that I'm a little fascinated by this ale. I like to find the optimal drinking circumstances for some drinks. Should it be ice cold, slightly chilled, warm, bottled, canned, etc? So here goes my fifth tasting.

C10K - Hook, Line, and...

This chapter sees them bait the hook in the style of "The Sting." It also shows us the moral code used by protagonists in Spider Robinson's Callahan series.

There are some neat interactions and I laughed out loud three times while reading (much to the chagrin of someone sleeping beside me).

A book that makes me laugh is worth it's weight in gold.

Shiny!

C9K - Carping the Diem

This chapter took us a little further into things; just a little. It was so awesome to see...

C8K The Prose and Cons of Rape Fiction

This story jumps off with rape, but the consensual kind and later mentions it again in the non-consensual way. 

There is more description of the House layout and why it's the best whorehouse ever built. Truly a house of pulchritude. 

This first chapter is the setup. Can the next fulfil expectations? My cup is ready.

Where We Go From Here X-Files

I started out as a Forester you know. I'm not sure what possessed me to apprentice and follow those fools to the island.

"Emile," I say weakly having just opened my eyes again. I see him rush away from me with his mace held high. He's chanting and it starts to glow.

I see Axton surrounded by short shadowy opponents. If Emile is joining the fray, it's bad. Where the heck is Albion? 

I see a bright blue light streak toward one of the creatures. When it strikes him with a splash, he drops. That wail. Oh crap. This is where Ovrianna should strike.

[2015-11-15] 15mm Modern Spy from Rebel Minis

These are the first 15mm minis I've painted. They are certainly the smallest I have tried to date and I look forward to trying the 10mm Napoleonics I have sometimes

These guys came in a pack titled Modern Havoc from Rebel Minis (which I acquired through Noble Knight Games).

[Torres] Viña Esmeralda in a 750ml Green Bottle @11% from Spain 2013

Almost perfectly clear with a subtle yellow tinge.

Mild but singular grape smell.

A full mouth of sweetness is quickly overwhelmed by a pass of dryness leaving a skunky taste in your mouth.

The skunky-sourness builds with each sip. It may be why everyone drinking looks like they just smelled someone else's fart. Don't be shy, you know that look.

Perhaps this was a rancid bottle. It really gets worse and worse as it breathes. Decanting it makes it worse again.

2015-11-15 [Graphic India] Black Tiger #1 (2015)

Graphic India spins out of Virgin Comics but has a completely different feel without Deepak Chopra's heady influence. This specific hero is created by the driving force behind the India-based comics, Sharad Davarajan. Sharad is a fascinating man who appears driven and accomplished.

He handed the title over to writer Chuck Dixon and artist Graham Nolan.

[Catharina] Warsteiner 1753 Premium Pilsner in 500ml can @ 4.8% from Germany

This is from and in the top 4 for sales. A light pilsner has a very clear pale yellow with nearly zero head. The scent is only...

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