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I read the new issue of Batgirl.

It’s really, really, really good… 

… but … 

… this still isn’t what I want for Barbara Gordon.

If this book were called, say, Batgirl: Year Two, I would have zero criticisms. I have zero criticisms of the actual book. But it still bothers me three years later that Barbara Gordon is no longer Oracle, and I’m not talking about the wheelchair. I’m talking about her growing out of being Batgirl, reinventing herself into her grown-up vigilante persona Oracle, working with the Birds of Prey, mentoring Cassandra Cain, passing on *her* legacy. 

I mean, seeing twenty-one-year-old Barbara be stressed about college and having drunk makeouts and bonding with roommates is certainly fun and certainly something I dig reading about, but … let’s look at Grayson. It is fantastic, but clearly Dick Grayson has been allowed to grow out of being Robin. He’s been allowed to grow out of being Nightwing. Meanwhile, Barbara feels like she is growing down, becoming younger. 

Originally she was older than Dick. I’m pretty sure she has to be considerably younger than him now. 

I feel so conflicted because Batgirl is a fantastic book, but I just can’t turn off that little voice that keeps saying that THIS isn’t where Barbara Gordon should be as a character anymore. 

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creepycryptid:

possibly my favourite scene from anything ever

ok what the hell is the x files

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True Story About Me & Gravity Falls & Friendship
I’m saying this late at night so most people won’t even see it, but the idea of watching Gravity Falls without Eugene is such a bummer to me that so far I have not tried very hard to watch the new episodes.

I’m not trying to be maudlin or over/melodramatic about it, so hopefully it doesn’t come across that way.
I had no idea when I started watching the show that it was going to lead to a podcast and so many new people and experiences that I otherwise never would have had a chance to be involved with.

More importantly though, I had no idea it was going to take a dude I was pretty good friends with and end up making him one of the best friends I’ve ever had.
In the course of talking about a cartoon he and I got to know each other so much better, and I’m pretty sure it also lead to us understanding some things about ourselves better. I know there were times where having an excuse to sit across from each other and that forum to just talk about what was on our minds and about life and stuff really helped us out. Personally, mentally, emotionally, whatever. It helped.

But the main thing I’d like to say is that I am grateful.
I’m grateful to the show for existing.
I’m grateful to Euge ( adamwarrock ) for wanting to do a show about a show I made him watch and then working so hard and making so many fantastic and fun things happen for us.
I’m grateful to anyone who ever listened or cared or misses hearing from us every week. That is an amazing thing.
And I am very, very grateful that so many of these real conversations and ridiculous moments between me and a friend are available for me to listen to whenever I want.


It seems weird to think about it like that, but how often do you get to actually relive memories of times spent with your friends?
To get to hear yourself laughing and having fun and just being in a room with someone you like hanging out with for hours at a time.
That’s unbelievably wonderful when you don’t get to do it anymore.

Anyway, it’s all still around, so why not go give an old episode or two a listen. 
There’s a couple of shirts left, if you want one of those. 
Hell, you can even still buy our ridiculously long fundraiser episodes if all the free episodes aren’t enough.

I don’t know what the future holds, but I hope that somehow, someday it will hold something and that if you’re reading this you’ll want to be a part of it.
Let’s see what happens with life and stuff.

xoch

thechrishaley:

True Story About Me & Gravity Falls & Friendship

I’m saying this late at night so most people won’t even see it, but the idea of watching Gravity Falls without Eugene is such a bummer to me that so far I have not tried very hard to watch the new episodes.

I’m not trying to be maudlin or over/melodramatic about it, so hopefully it doesn’t come across that way.

I had no idea when I started watching the show that it was going to lead to a podcast and so many new people and experiences that I otherwise never would have had a chance to be involved with.

More importantly though, I had no idea it was going to take a dude I was pretty good friends with and end up making him one of the best friends I’ve ever had.

In the course of talking about a cartoon he and I got to know each other so much better, and I’m pretty sure it also lead to us understanding some things about ourselves better. I know there were times where having an excuse to sit across from each other and that forum to just talk about what was on our minds and about life and stuff really helped us out. Personally, mentally, emotionally, whatever. It helped.

But the main thing I’d like to say is that I am grateful.

I’m grateful to the show for existing.

I’m grateful to Euge ( adamwarrock ) for wanting to do a show about a show I made him watch and then working so hard and making so many fantastic and fun things happen for us.

I’m grateful to anyone who ever listened or cared or misses hearing from us every week. That is an amazing thing.

And I am very, very grateful that so many of these real conversations and ridiculous moments between me and a friend are available for me to listen to whenever I want.

It seems weird to think about it like that, but how often do you get to actually relive memories of times spent with your friends?

To get to hear yourself laughing and having fun and just being in a room with someone you like hanging out with for hours at a time.

That’s unbelievably wonderful when you don’t get to do it anymore.

Anyway, it’s all still around, so why not go give an old episode or two a listen

There’s a couple of shirts left, if you want one of those

Hell, you can even still buy our ridiculously long fundraiser episodes if all the free episodes aren’t enough.

I don’t know what the future holds, but I hope that somehow, someday it will hold something and that if you’re reading this you’ll want to be a part of it.

Let’s see what happens with life and stuff.

xo
ch

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Anomaly #12: The Dipper

renyrenee:

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Anomaly #12, the Dipper.

I’ve been working on this little guy for a straight week now in my little scraps of spare time and he is finally completed! Finally I have something to take my frustrations out on when Dipper makes poor life choices in Season 2.
BUT HOLY SHIT THERE’S MORE?
Yes! I have added several fun features to this little dipshit! Behold!

FEATURE #1
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Did you think that one expression would be enough? How am I supposed to show the sweaty awkwardness that is Dipper with just ONE expression? So I made his eyes and mouth interchangeable with state of the art VELCRO technology! Mixing and matching pieces makes for all sorts of fun!

FEATURE #2
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Well Alex Hirsch did say we do terrible things to the Pine’s twins up here…I guess he does have a right to be worried about us. Dipper is MUTILATE-ABLE. Judging by the events that have transpired thus far in Season 2, it looks like Dipper will be getting himself in a looooot of trouble this season. Dippers limbs are detachable using snaps. His clothing is also removable so that he can be dressed in other outfits if needed or wanted. His limbs also have wire in them so they can be moved and posed however you need.

Feature #3

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Also have I mentioned that you can DISEMBOWEL this Dipper? Not only can you rip out his entrails but his huge torso wound is also good for holding stuff such as money, your cellphone, snacks…heck I was able to fit like 3 rice crispy treats in him.
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Umm *cough* moving on…

Feature #4
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Well I don’t know if this counts as a “feature” but I tried to make this Dipper as accurate as possible, so his birthmark hides under his hair, 

Feature #5
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Hes really soft and makes an awesome pillow. 

Here’s some more example pictures as if this post was not long enough.
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(one of my favorite expressions from Into the Bunker)
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"Oh, what? Are you saying I’m not a male man? Is that what you're trying tosayI’m not male, I’m- I’m not a man? Is that- is that what you're getting at?”

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"Dude…you’re laying on my bra."

Enjoy, expect more pictures of Dipper doing things I suppose.

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