toalwaysbeme asked: What was the combo on the Rook's weapon vault? I figure it was like a date of something significant since Marshal guessed it.
Corbin taught Marshal tips and tricks when it came to locks, so he had a blueprint for his father’s combo going in. Corbin’s old school in many ways, so the safe had a dial lock, not an electronic one. That means that the time spent futzing around with the dial was important. He had to balance the speed he could get it open in case of emergency with security, so he used the fairly common formula of first number in the forties, second between one and twenty-five, and the third between twenty-five and thirty-five. Any number above fifty takes longer, so it’s best to avoid them.
With that in mind, it was easy for Marshal to take educated guesses and listen for the clicks. It’s pretty easy to crack a combination lock when you can hear the parts move.
(For the record, the combo was 44-17-30. The first two numbers were significant to Corbin for work purposes, and the third was his age when he married Amira.)
grumpyjavert asked: i just downloaded all of the timely tales and i am super excited to read them! there's no real point to this message other than to express my delight and awe at these books and characters, and to thank you for writing them.
I hope you enjoy them! There combined Timely Tales are longer than Origins at this point, so there’s plenty of material to be had.
tauntedoctopuses asked: Was Marshal's first word, in fact, fuck?
I’m not sure if “caw” counts as his first word, since it’s less of a word and more of a noise, so his first official word was “more”.
Which says everything that needs to be said about Marshal, I feel.
sephet asked: "It's a very distinctive sound"? I had a good giggle at that, thank you. XD
Slightly-obscure references are the best references. At least in my book.
coming onto my blog telling me white people refined spices like mint gum is too spicy for you people shut the fuck up
Oh my god I’ve actually been waiting for you to bring this up!
Americans (or at least the white ones) systematically destroyed the idea of cooking needing to taste good around the turn of the century. White, middle class women were taught that if you had any kind of spices or flavors or anything that tasted good, you’d tear your clothes off and start doing foreign things and red meat would make your husband jerk off till his eyes popped right out of his head.
"American cuisine, which had never been admired by the rest of the world for anything but the abundance of its ingredients, took another beating from the scientific school of cookery, which emphasized nutrition to the almost total exclusion of anything else. ‘Cooking has a nobler purpose than the gratification of appetite and sense of taste,’ said a speaker at the World’s Congress of Women at the Chicago World’s Fair. The scientific housewives worshiped the god of protein and the energy-building calorie. (The turn-of-the-century obsession with calories was not about cutting them down, but about finding foods that could deliver the maximum caloric cargo per bite.) Dinners were supposed to be eye-catching, and experts favored color-coordinated meals with hand carved vegetables and solids floating in liquids. The early-twentieth-century hostesses particularly liked food that resembled something else. Fish could be pureed and put into a mold to look like anything from a moon to George Washington’s profile. A chicken salad could be shaped like a lamb chop, a pear pierced with almond slivers to impersonate a porcupine. Virtually any dish could be improved by covering it with white sauce- a mixture of flour, milk and butter that muffled taste while improving the ‘daintiness’ of the plate."
Collins, Gail. “Turn of the Century.” America’s Women: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates and Heroines. New York: HarperCollins, 2007. 295-96. Print
This is why basically every ~American~ dish is a bastardized immigrant food.
White people and food: a tragicomedy. This reminded me of the fact that Kellogg invented corn flakes because he thought that starting your day off with bland food would make you less likely to masturbate. Because spices make you want to touch yourself.
Is there any question of his drift compatibility? I mean, really.
anime-and-manga-enthusiast asked: I'm just curious as to when you hope the Retcons funding campaign will be starting. I really wanted to get in on tpc one last time, but I lost the link when I first herd about it and by the time I found it you had already closed it, and I really want to be a part of the second one.
The current plan for the next funding campaign is to launch in mid-April and run through May. I’ll announce it when I have the hard date set. I’m just trying to get the last backer items sent out, since I can’t really start the next one with some Origins perks left unfulfilled.
tedkordisanasshole asked: So, if Zip and Mal were to pilot a Jaeger, what would their name be? :D
Arden and I have discussed TPC/Pacific Rim crossovers at length, haha. Mal and Zip’s jaeger would be Bravo Regulus, Jack and Rosario’s would be Lambda Jump, Ernest and June’s would be Whiskey Tiger, and Amira and Corbin’s was Sheba Blue.
The Underwoods as kaijuu parts dealers is one of my favorite things.
A House Divided is downloading.
tauntedoctopuses asked: Do Sal and Stef have any kids (apart from fostering Ellie) as of Origins?
That’s a bit of a spoiler, unfortunately. There’s a partial answer to your question in Untouchable, though!
thatblondeperson asked: Probably have been asked this before but I might've missed it, but are you ever planning on selling the Timely Tales in a hardcopy collection?
One of these days, I need to sit down and compile a FAQ. Honestly, I take the fact that I’ve been asked this multiple times as a positive thing— I’m glad that people want to see the Timely Tales in physical form. I’m planning on releasing the first volume (issues 1-12 + the annual) as a collection. The first volume will wrap up in August, so I’ll have a better idea on the print timeline at that point. If the Retcons funding campaign ends up successful, I’ll be able to release it early this fall. If not, I’ll open preorders and shoot for a winter release.
I do! Werewolves were my Thing during my teenage years, so I caved and started playing it when the first ep was free on XBL. My fondness for lycanthropes and Telltale Games outweighs my dislike for Bill Willingham. I don’t have very much free time for gaming, so the only games I’m playing right now are the ones I have season passes for— Bioshock Infinite, TWD: Season Two, and Wolf Among Us.
I checked my Walking Dead: Season Two game, just to make sure that the XBox Live release really is tomorrow, not today. It said that the download for A House Divided was available!! But it wouldn’t let me download it.
That’s some next-level sadistic bullshit, TTG. I’m not sure whether to be disgusted or begrudgingly impressed.