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Lit MON MOTHMA IS BACK, Ackbar Approved -- The Lit Forum Ketchup Thread, v3

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Point Given , Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Senpezeco

    Senpezeco Jedi Master star 3

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    ...I read your post twice and saw "Zoidberg" both times, and racked my brains trying to remember such a scene. Maybe I don't have any brains to rack. [face_blush]

    Y'all pick up anything fun on Free Comic Book Day? Getting into anything new to you?
     
  2. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    I was working hard as a volunteer on 'Stockholm's International Comics Festival' during the weekend, so I did not have time for that. On the other hand there was a lot of stuff that I brought or was gifted (one of the perks of being a volunteer) there:
    Prins Valiant, album 1-19
    Lanfeust från Troy, album 7 & 8
    Gaston, album 14 (Swedish translation, don't know if it's the same as the French album 14)
    Pocket Fantasy by Valentin Seiche
    Penguin Rumble by Joakim Waller (signed)
    Serienördens trädgårdsbok
    Martilo och helgonet
    Yoko Tsuno: De gåtfulla robotarna
    THB
    Sons of Anarchy vol. 2 (Swedish translation)
    Food Stuff part 1 & 2 by Marcus Jernberger
    Snoopy Parade
    Beer, brewing & bastards: Herman Hednings brutalkompletta seriebiblel om ÖL
    Herman Hedning: Svammelsurium
    (collecting all strips from 1998-2001 in one nice hardback)
    hajime from Tokyo Collective (signed by Julia Nascimento, non of the other six artists were there)
    look book (signed by Sam Frisk, Tove Ottosson and Ellinor Richey but not Emma-Lisa Henriksson, well three out of four is not that bad)
    Harajuku dreaming' (signed by Ellinor Richey)

    Not comics but found it's way to my bag:
    Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy (VHS)
    Faster Pussycat... Kill... Kill! (VHS)
    Herman Hedning flasköppnare 2.0 (a bottle-opener)
    Fantomen 2018 wall-almanac

    My only real regret is that I did not get the time to buy vol. 1 of 北欧女子オーサが見つけた日本の不思議 and get it signed by Åsa Ekström


    Now I just need to get the time to read everything :(
     
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  3. Daneira

    Daneira Jedi Master star 4

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    Can I just say I'm loving this year's Met Gala outfits? The theme was "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination", which just makes everyone look like they're straight out of Coruscant or Canto Bight.

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    Paging @GrandAdmiralJello, look at these fancy hats!

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    All bow down to Imperial Advisor Rihanna
     
  4. comradepitrovsky

    comradepitrovsky Jedi Knight star 3

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    Eh, they did a poor job with the theme.

    Explanation, and then a bunch of mocked up 'metsonas' that do the theme better.


     
  5. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Wow those metsonas really look like they could be in Star Wars.
     
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  6. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yep, I saw the red carpet last night. Most of the outfits were thoroughly disappointing -- both for failure of imagination and failure to be on theme. There were some exceptions. In general, the safe outfits were almost pointless (and all the men just wearing tuxedos just make me sad -- they could be a little more creative).

    That said, I don't mind the halo spired hats. They remind me of medieval frescos well enough. The endless variations of Joan de Arc got tiresome, but Zendaya's was at least cool. Janelle Monáe had a pretty cool chainmail coif + halo hat outfit.

    I don't have any artistic skills so I can't draw a Metsona, but I'd have probably tried to either do something based on one of the random early Christian heresies, an ecumenical council, or iconoclasm. That could've been really fun.

    Also, I don't know why the hell Donald Glover missed the perfect opportunity to dress as Pope Lando. The synergy will NEVER again be this perfect.
     
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  7. comradepitrovsky

    comradepitrovsky Jedi Knight star 3

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    Donald Glover would never dare to dress as Pope Lando. Lando Calrissian is far too busy on the Looooooooove Commander to be celibate.
     
  8. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Celibate pope, that's a good one.
     
  9. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    This conversation has already gone on far longer than I could have possibly believed, but the Pope Lando reference was nice.
     
  10. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I have considerably more to say on the gala and you full well believe it.
     
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  11. Vthuil

    Vthuil Force Ghost star 5

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    Let me rephrase that: I could not have possibly believed there was a second person besides Jello on Lit willing to talk about fashion gala stuff for this long.
     
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  12. Dr. Steve Brule

    Dr. Steve Brule Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    A coworker was showing me some pictures earlier today. Most of the designs were bleh, but a few would make for good outfits in the new Dune movie.
     
  13. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Was there any church-window dresses like the one from Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2007 Show?

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  14. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  15. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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  16. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    to continue with the Met Gala outfits

     
  17. Senpezeco

    Senpezeco Jedi Master star 3

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    I didn't spot anything that made me think of stained glass windows, no. Maybe Gigi Hadid's Versace dress, vaguely, but to me it looks more like the scales of a butterfly's wings: (spoilered for size)

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    I like relics and reliquaries, so I appreciate that some dressed in a way that recalled heavily jeweled relics*, but I didn't care for the execution of most of them.

    I guess my favorite look was Lana Del Rey's, purely for how much her Seven Sorrows of Mary chestplate stood out:

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    Otherwise I was very underwhelmed this year.

    *Speaking of which, here are some exceptional examples photographed by Paul Koudounaris.
     
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  18. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Apicius isn't "recently discovered" lol. I hate the falseness that always peppers these kind of stories just to make them more exciting.

    It can be a neat story without them trying to mislead people.
     
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  19. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I love Darth Malak's outfit for a night at the Coruscant Opera.
     
  20. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    So, the Unicron of US SF TV, SyFy, has dropped The Expanse.

    Bastards.
     
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  21. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    And Fox dropped Brooklyn 99. :mad:
     
  22. Darth_Duck

    Darth_Duck Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I can't even. I've been a fan since day one and as happy as I am for these five seasons we've had, it still had some gas in the tank.

    Sent from my SM-G386W using Tapatalk
     
  23. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I only started earlier this year, but it was a sheer delight marathoning the first 4 seasons. I am outraged it's being cancelled just as I can finally follow on live TV.
     
  24. Darth_Duck

    Darth_Duck Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    You've never experienced the summer of wondering "how are they going to pull this off" and now you might be stuck with the biggest cliffhanger of all. :(

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  25. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    And Lucifer's toast.

    Right! Now there's going to be hell to pay....