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Dammit! Come back, scans_daily, come back!
Links today courtesy of cleolinda's linkspam roundup.

scans_daily has been banned. I know, I know, copyright protection, and I am all for copyright protection. But, I mean, really - I always used to point people there so they could read an issue or two of Deadpool and get hooked on it like me (well, perhaps not as much as me, but you know). Now how am I going to spread the word? And I'm sure I'm not the only one who used scans_daily like that sometimes, as well as to see what other comics are out there. So when you think about it, it's probably actually detrimental to the comics posted there to have it shut down. Because how am I going to know I want to buy that old Superman/Batman Annual with the Deadpoolesque character unless I know it's around via places like scans_daily? *sigh* (Although for older comics, since I'd be buying through a reseller the reseller would be the one getting the money. But still. Some of the comics posted were new ones that would still be in stores, or exerpts from upcoming ones or whatever. And any comics bought could get people hooked on a new run.)

In better comics news, the folks involved in Watchmen have been having fun creating convincing graphics tied in with the comic books, like this FBI Wanted poster for Rorschach and this image of the Comedian in Vietnam (Guh.) Flip through for more fun images. (Slightly OT: isn't it just amazing how similar Jeffrey Dean Morgan and RDJr. look sometimes?)

There's also this goofy little Minutemen arcade game you can play if you want.

And...it's bedtime.

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softpaw From: softpaw Date: February 28th, 2009 07:32 am (UTC) (current file)
Holy crap..I did not notice Scans was banned till your post.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 28th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC) (current file)
It makes me saaaad. :(
addygryff From: addygryff Date: February 28th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC) (current file)
What? D; That's pretty damn tragic, scans_daily shall be missed, without it I would have never discovered Cable & Deadpool. (Or gotten back into comics in general, actually.. oO)

God, even though they're directed at men, I'd so buy Veidt products if they were real.

Heh, it's funny, my friend insists JDM totally looks like George Clooney, but personally I'd agree way more with the RDJr resemblance. The poor guy is apparently not allowed to just look like himself. *g*
(Will probably try to watch Supernatural again tonight by the way, season 2 is currently for free in my on demand tv-thingie)
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: February 28th, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC) (current file)
I know - it's how I found the Superman/Batman annual and realized I HAD to own the Daredevil/Deadpool annual even though it was a bit expensive! And also that one time they linked to those great ads of Wolverine shilling for deodorant and stuff - those links should not be lost! *sigh*

Yeah, poor JDM resembles both RDJr. AND Javier Bardem - it's actually remarkable how similar those guys look! Maybe they're secretly related, heh.

Supernatural is funny in that even with 2-3 hot guys as stars, there are occasional episodes that I wouldn't think would draw you in unless you already know what's going on. So if you don't like the first ep especially well, try to watch another 1 or 2 in a row and see if you still don't like it. The first ep. of season 2 will probably confuse you a bit if you don't know the backstory. Which I can tell you if you'd like. :)
addygryff From: addygryff Date: March 1st, 2009 12:40 am (UTC) (current file)
After googleing Javier Bardem I can only confirm that the resemblance is truly scary. Maybe they're cloning actors now.

Uhmn, I've got a very vague idea what was going on at the end of season one. They'd just found their Dad again who somehow got possessed and it was all a bit of a mess.. uhmn and a gun which could kill pretty much everything was involved somehow...
Yeah, I suppose I'd be very helpful if you could refresh my memories a little. ; )
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 1st, 2009 04:16 am (UTC) (current file)
OK, here we go! (I should really get Deadpool to do this for me, eh?)

Season 1 big stuff = When Sam was exactly 6 months old, Mary Winchester (mom) was killed by a demon in his nursery - his dad came in and saw her on the ceiling with blood on her stomach, and then the ceiling went up in flames. He grabbed the kids and ran out of the house, and after that, he turned to "hunting" supernatural things, and specifically trying to find that demon. John (dad) is a former Marine, so he has a lot of know-how, which he's passed on to Dean and Sam. Also he had help learning the trade from other hunters out there. Growing up they moved around a lot while hunting things, and in Season 1 Dean is still hunting, with and separately from his dad, at 26. Sam is just finishing college and planning on law school. He and John are estranged because John didn't want him to go to college instead of hunting. Also he feared for Sam's safety by himself.

In the first ep., Dean comes to get Sam because their dad's gone missing. Sam agrees to go just for a weekend because he has a law school interview Monday. They go looking for him at the scene of his last "job" and eradicate a ghost. Sam says he's going back to school, but when he gets to the apt., he goes in and his girlfriend is on the ceiling, blood on her stomach. Then the ceiling catches fire. It's exactly 22 years 6 mos. after Sam's birth. Sam then decides to go with Dean to find their dad and hunt down the demon.

LOOOONG story short, after many episodes it turns out their father has located the "yellow-eyed demon" who killed Mary. It's resurfaced and has started killing again like it did 22 years ago. John's hunting it, but it's dangerous for the Winchesters to all be together because the demons are crafty and evil and stuff, so John wants the boys out of it. So while they're not with their dad (at first they are looking for him, before he gets in touch with them), Sam and Dean hunt supernatural things and kill them.

During one hunt, they find another boy Sam's age who can move things with his mind. Sam finds him because he sees visions of the boy, and it turns out both boys' "powers" started to manifest at the same time - just before Dean came to get Sam at college, when the yellow-eyed demon resurfaced. It turns out Sam had nightmares about his girlfriend's death for a week before it happened, but didn't believe they were real. Sam moves a big wardrobe with his mind during that ep., under stress. He doesn't do anything else like that for the rest of the season.

They run into their dad once when another demon tries to use them as bait to lure him in, then split again because being with his boys causes John to "let his guard down" and makes it dangerous for them all. Then later they run into John again when a vampire hunter is killed. The hunter's left a letter for John, leading him to a special Colt gun that can kill anything supernatural, including the demon. They battle vampires to get it back. It has only 5 bullets left in it.

When a couple of demons realize John has the gun, they get serious and start killing his hunter friends to make him give them the Colt. He and the boys split up - the boys go after where the yellow-eyed demon is supposed to appear next, and John goes to hand over a fake Colt to the pair of demons. In the end, they don't kill the yellow-eyed one, but end up exorcising a female demon and killing a male one with the Colt. The yellow-eyed demon possesses John and it turns out the demons they ousted were his "kids." They manage to get the demon out of John and it leaves. John asks Sam why he didn't kill John to kill the demon, because that's their number one priority, and Sam indicates that there are some things more important than killing the demon. He says they'll just have to start hunting for it again. They're all optimistic, driving along...and then they're hit by a semi. That's how the season ends.

Whew! So now you're up to date. :)
addygryff From: addygryff Date: March 1st, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC) (current file)
Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to write this down for me, it's very helpful indeed, the whole thing with Sam and the other guy going all telekinetic had totally passed me by, among other things.
So, yeah, thank you. <3
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: March 2nd, 2009 06:59 am (UTC) (current file)
No problem, it really didn't take that long. Anyway. you uploaded the whole TP special for me! It's the least I could do. :)
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