tellitslant: (indiana jones)
It explains a lot that Indiana Jones was really my first introduction to the world of academia.

(I am still waiting for my chance to frolick through Venice with a lovely professor of my own. I could do without the rats, though.)
tellitslant: (&heart;)
Why do I not yet have Secret Six icons? Must fix this.

Reasons why I love Secret Six, as demonstrated by issue 13:

1. Nicola Scott
I love Nicola's art: it's great for the book, and I think underrated. I'd love to see her do more stuff (but she should never leave SS). She's an equal opportunity cheesecake-er: she's given us naked Catman, naked Bane, naked Jeannette, and, of course, Scandal in polka-dot boxers. But my favourite thing about her art is her tendency for visual gags. This issue we get a flashback to baby!Scandal and her father, in one of his houses somewhere in Brazil (I assume). He's decorated it with all of the art he's collected over his immortal lifetime. What's one of the pieces?


You throw me the idol, I throw you the whip! Yes, Vandal Savage owns the Chachapoyan fertility idol from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. I'm sure some of the other pieces were references I didn't get, but this? Made of win.

2. Gail Simone
So there's this new secondary character who has now, counting this issue, appeared in three of the thirteen issues this run. I was thrilled to see her back and find out that she's still at least sort of involved with one of the Sixers. "Gee," I thought, "I hope that relationship gets to go somewhere before the secondary female character gets refrigerated." And then I paused and went: waitaminute. If there's any comics writer I can count on not to create a character just to kill her off, it's Gail Simone, who coined the term 'women in refrigerators' before she even started writing comics. I don't always love Gail's work, but where I feel she sometimes falls down is in plotting: she does, however, write some of the best characters ever. And she treats them all with respect.

3. Ragdoll
I feel if you're reading the comic, this needs no explanation; if you're not, you should be. *g*
tellitslant: (&heart;)
Why do I not yet have Secret Six icons? Must fix this.

Reasons why I love Secret Six, as demonstrated by issue 13:

1. Nicola Scott
I love Nicola's art: it's great for the book, and I think underrated. I'd love to see her do more stuff (but she should never leave SS). She's an equal opportunity cheesecake-er: she's given us naked Catman, naked Bane, naked Jeannette, and, of course, Scandal in polka-dot boxers. But my favourite thing about her art is her tendency for visual gags. This issue we get a flashback to baby!Scandal and her father, in one of his houses somewhere in Brazil (I assume). He's decorated it with all of the art he's collected over his immortal lifetime. What's one of the pieces?


You throw me the idol, I throw you the whip! Yes, Vandal Savage owns the Chachapoyan fertility idol from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. I'm sure some of the other pieces were references I didn't get, but this? Made of win.

2. Gail Simone
So there's this new secondary character who has now, counting this issue, appeared in three of the thirteen issues this run. I was thrilled to see her back and find out that she's still at least sort of involved with one of the Sixers. "Gee," I thought, "I hope that relationship gets to go somewhere before the secondary female character gets refrigerated." And then I paused and went: waitaminute. If there's any comics writer I can count on not to create a character just to kill her off, it's Gail Simone, who coined the term 'women in refrigerators' before she even started writing comics. I don't always love Gail's work, but where I feel she sometimes falls down is in plotting: she does, however, write some of the best characters ever. And she treats them all with respect.

3. Ragdoll
I feel if you're reading the comic, this needs no explanation; if you're not, you should be. *g*
tellitslant: (indiana jones)
Yay Yuletide reveal! :D

So yes, I wrote Indiana Jones. Are you all shocked? *g*

The request I got was fairly broad - I'd offered 'any' in the fandom and my recipient asked for pre- or post-movies Indy and Marion, with or without Mutt, or possibly some stuff with Henry Jones Sr. So I had an amazing, epic pre-movie idea, and then I realized it was shaping up to be the size of the tie-in novels, and so I wrote this instead.

I had a hell of a time shuffling this in with all the tie-in canon: that's what happens when you get me in a fandom I've been absorbing for most of my natural life. But I think it fits more or less plausibly with the sorta-canon and pretty well with the actual canon, so hey!

I had no idea whether I'd be able to write an Indy story, and I did huge amounts of research (well, huge for me) and then chucked half of it, but I'm fairly pleased with how it turned out. I still want to write the other 20,000 or so words of my initial idea, though. *g*

Title: Indiana Jones and the Trail of Light
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tellitslant
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] d_generate_girl
Fandom: Indiana Jones
Disclaimer: I suppose this belongs to Lucas and Spielberg - in thanks for not totally destroying my childhood with Crystal Skull? ;)
Word Count: 2882
Pairing: light Indy/Marion
Rating: PG
Notes: written for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide 2008.

Indiana Jones will do almost anything for his old friend and mentor Abner Ravenwood. So when Abner needs Indy's help, he sets off on a round-the-world trip eagerly. But the treasure Indy discovers isn't the one Abner was looking for. )
tellitslant: (indiana jones)
Yay Yuletide reveal! :D

So yes, I wrote Indiana Jones. Are you all shocked? *g*

The request I got was fairly broad - I'd offered 'any' in the fandom and my recipient asked for pre- or post-movies Indy and Marion, with or without Mutt, or possibly some stuff with Henry Jones Sr. So I had an amazing, epic pre-movie idea, and then I realized it was shaping up to be the size of the tie-in novels, and so I wrote this instead.

I had a hell of a time shuffling this in with all the tie-in canon: that's what happens when you get me in a fandom I've been absorbing for most of my natural life. But I think it fits more or less plausibly with the sorta-canon and pretty well with the actual canon, so hey!

I had no idea whether I'd be able to write an Indy story, and I did huge amounts of research (well, huge for me) and then chucked half of it, but I'm fairly pleased with how it turned out. I still want to write the other 20,000 or so words of my initial idea, though. *g*

Title: Indiana Jones and the Trail of Light
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tellitslant
Recipient: [livejournal.com profile] d_generate_girl
Fandom: Indiana Jones
Disclaimer: I suppose this belongs to Lucas and Spielberg - in thanks for not totally destroying my childhood with Crystal Skull? ;)
Word Count: 2882
Pairing: light Indy/Marion
Rating: PG
Notes: written for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide 2008.

Indiana Jones will do almost anything for his old friend and mentor Abner Ravenwood. So when Abner needs Indy's help, he sets off on a round-the-world trip eagerly. But the treasure Indy discovers isn't the one Abner was looking for. )

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