My name is Mark. I co-created @FakeAPStylebook . I like the Ultraverse.

 

suppermariobroth:

Donkey Kong from the front and back.

Gimme that donkey butt and them big ol’ legs.

The first "book-less" library has been opened in Texas. No books. Only computers.

karenhealey:

snafu-moofins:

I feel sick. How can a computer compare to that earthy smell of books? The way they feel in your hands?

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For many people, they function very well.

Books, as printed paper objects, are not the essential thing. The physical act of reading isn’t even…

I was born with optic nerve atrophy and have had trouble seeing my whole life. It’s only gotten worse, and, over the last five years or so, I’ve basically lost my ability to read “real” books with “normal” text sizes. I could use a magnifying glass, but that’s a huge hassle that gives me a roaring headache. I could use  a CCTV video magnifier but those cost a few grand and provide the only action in my life that’s ever given me motion sickness.

That’s left me with my computer. I’ve got Firefox all sorts of jacked up so I can see everything I need to see, read everything I need to read, and interact on Twitter or what-have-you. Nobody really knows I’ve got eyesight as bad as I do, certainly not online, and most times not even in the “real world”—until they see me squint at something held an inch from my face. I can read books on my computer, which I’ve done for years, even before my eyesight worsened, thanks to Project Gutenberg, and which opened up immensely with the hard-scraped purchase of a Windows 8 PC and the Kindle and Comixology apps.

Oh, comics. Yeah, I can’t read those any more, not even a little bit. Not the ones I learned to read with as a tiny child, not the ones I read as a teenager, and certainly not the ones being published now. I’ve pirated my share of comics over the years, but Comixology gives me a legitimate way to buy comics so I don’t feel like a jackass and a thief. (Monkeybrain’s being the only comics worth buying is another rant entirely.)

And, finally, I got a Nook Simple Touch very cheaply on Cyber Monday. Since then I’ve read a book and a half, which is more than I’ve read in about five years. I can borrow books from our great local library system. All my downtime used to be spent reading; waiting for doctors, work breaks, lunch breaks, riding the bus. And I’d forgotten that. I felt like myself again.

Holding and smelling books is fine but it’s worthless if you can’t read ‘em.

calamityjonsaveus:

Merry Christmas.
If you’re not familiar with the cast of characters up there — well, no one would blame you. This is Jeremy (Just turned nine, youngest son of Frankenstein), and his friends Everett and Rebecca, from a webcomic I used to do years ago. I always wanted to follow up on an old strip where I had them walking together in the freshly fallen snow, talking about nonsense. Here … more nonsense.
The complete Jeremy digital strip collection is available for freesies here.
Big ups to Jason for coming up with “Dracu-claus”

Probably if you know me you definitely know Jon, but just in case, here’s this. There are few things in this world I enjoy more than Jon and his Jeremy comics.

calamityjonsaveus:

Merry Christmas.

If you’re not familiar with the cast of characters up there — well, no one would blame you. This is Jeremy (Just turned nine, youngest son of Frankenstein), and his friends Everett and Rebecca, from a webcomic I used to do years ago. I always wanted to follow up on an old strip where I had them walking together in the freshly fallen snow, talking about nonsense. Here … more nonsense.

The complete Jeremy digital strip collection is available for freesies here.

Big ups to Jason for coming up with “Dracu-claus

Probably if you know me you definitely know Jon, but just in case, here’s this. There are few things in this world I enjoy more than Jon and his Jeremy comics.

chrishaley:

Hold on.. I have a gif for this…


I don’t usually go in for this sort of thing but I am pretty sure I am going in for this sort of thing right now.

chrishaley:

Hold on.. I have a gif for this…

I don’t usually go in for this sort of thing but I am pretty sure I am going in for this sort of thing right now.

xaiados:

captainbaddecisions:

suddenlycomics:

lordcatofthecats:

ooc-front:

lordcatofthecats:

ooc-front:

lordcatofthecats:

Megatron skipped the last step of the stairs! I am now the leader of the Decepticons!

Megatron overslept! I am now leader of the Decepticons!

Megatron is overcharged! I am now the leader of the Decepticons!

Megatron looked the other way for two seconds! I am now leader of the Decepticons!

Megatron vented for one second! I am now the leader of the Decepticons!

Megatron transformed into a gun! I am now leader of the Decepticons!

Megatron blinked! I am now leader of the Decepticons!

Megatron sighed! All hail lord Starscream, leader of the Decepticons!

I loved Transformers more than anything as a kid. All I wanted for Christmas was Transformers. And  the first Christmas after I was aware of Transformers? My very first Transformer? Starscream. And I HATED Starscream. SO MUCH. But somehow, even at six years old, I knew enough to keep my shit together and not appear upset. What if I never got anymore Transformers after this? i can’t let Mom and Grandma know I’d rather throw this guy in the garbage with the wrapping paper. I should be glad to have any Transformers at all!

(Source: robotopossum)