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So one day I was surfing the net and found a free e-book called Arcadia Snips and the Steamwork Consortium. It was steampunk and had a quirky female lead, so that pdf was on my harddrive in under a minute. Unfortunately keeping my attention to a pdf was too hard, so I ended up buying the book. And it was great. So here’s some blabbering about why I love this book and why you should give it a whirl if you like steampunk, grrl power done right, or just want a quick, fluffy actiony read.



Never forget the duck incident. )


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I was going to do a big ol' post on why more people should know about this game, however halcyonjazz, artist of awesomeness, apparently already did. And in an awesome way. So here I am to share it with you fine folk. And if you already know about/played this fine game, its well worth reading for the in-jokes. Enjoy~ 

Also warnings for perverted humor (if that is not your thing/you're at work), and spoilery if you hate those.

Gameplay/Magic Structure
Awesome Character Bios of Awesome Part 1
Awesome Character Bios of Awesome Part 2

The game is hard to find. There's a let's play (you can find the same let's play hosted at letsplayarchive.com), and pure story captures if you are interested but can't find the game. NGL, I think watching the story alone is worthwhile. Its well written, but very silly, though pervy at times. Its also good at passing the bechdel test.
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Time for another installment of webcomic recs. I meant for this to be a weekly thing, but I found some awesome webcomics that I want to share as soon as possible. This version is going to have more images, just so you can have more of a mini-preview of the art/style of the comic. I will go back and format the past versions in line with this one when I have the time. Feel free to rec me cool comics, and tell me if I'm missing important information.

Name: Virtuoso
Created and Written: Jon Munger
Art work: Krista Brennan
Production design: Mandy McGee (web and printed copy), Thom Becker (printed copy)
Pages as of this date: 20
Last update: Apr 20, 2010
Status: Ongoing

IMHO: Steampunk in Africa, how cool is that? While a very young webcomic it shows a lot of promise. The characters are interesting and I really enjoy the world building. Art is spiffy too. Considering how short it is, anything I say might spoil you, so go read if this looks good to you!
2 more comic recs under the cut )
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This isn't meant to be a complete list of the comics I like. More recommendations to stuff that I never really see people talk about, so I assume its underrated (I could be very wrong). And this is hardly a complete list of comics I want to recommend, just a start of what may be a series of sorts.


Trying Human
Alien meets girl. Alien likes girl. But girl has a boyfriend. Who conveniently disappears. Conspiracies, alien politics, and mysteries abound in this comic. Its well drawn, and updates regularly.

A black, and white webcomic about a fantasy world that's not a generic mishmash of Europeaness. Also most of the cast are diverse women, who aren't talking about men so it also passes the Bechdel Test. Its hard to describe this comic, as it is "young", but as of now it seems good at establishing characters, while developing the story, and world. Basically one day Acolla wakes up from being dead, now has strange new powers and must learn to deal with them. All while interacting within the framework of her world, and reevaluating her place in it.

Memento Mori

Victorian fantasy about a cranky pants necromanceress (is this a real word?), and her ghost partner as they solve various supernatural mysteries. I love the interactions between the two protagonists.

Chava & Don Andres
A wordless comic that takes place in Mexico. There's a boy who ran away from home, a magical old man, a luchador that fights crime, and they're all interconnected. I found the art pretty amazing. Its also very friendly to those that speak Spanish.

The Meek
This comic is actually gaining popularity, though again I think more should read it. Amazing art, and a well crafted story. Its still a bit young so the 'flow' is still being shaped. As of now we have a young girl set on a quest, and another arc involving the politics of various countries. The comic is good at being realistic yet not so depressing. The fantasy world is also interesting in the details, and step away from the typical fare.

Evil Diva
A devil girl who defies norms, and decides to be good. Light-hearted, very funny, and I love the art.

Mostly I'm brief in descriptions because I don't want to spoil. I might do a more critical analysis of some webcomics later on, but a lot of these are newish so it doesn't feel right.
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Saving this for future use. Both for when I want to read, add things, and see if people added stuff.


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