Back when I was in college in the early 90s, all the most colorful personal ads were in the back section of the Houston Press, Houston’s alt newspaper. It was about the only mainstream place at the time where you’d see ads for gay, poly, swinging, etc. relationships.
My favorite ad from those days is from the “men seeking men” section. I still remember it word for word over twenty years later:
Recent amputee into black magic and falconry seeking same.
The “seeking same” has always struck me as the epitome of romantic optimism. I like to believe that dude found who he was looking for.
I can vouch for the wonderful randomness that is the Houston Press. It’s by far my favorite publication to read because it’s so full of what.
I hope they found their person, too. That would be incredible.
marvel give me a short about sharon’s undercover time as a nurse/steve’s neighbor and that one time she had to fight off ninjas from steve’s apartment while he was like, making dinner and sitting alone reading obama’s biography
With the music turned up really loudly because he’s a gentleman and he thought the noises were her having sex.
COMICS ALLIANCE PRESENTS ‘KATE OR DIE’ AND HALLOWEEN HORRORS
By Kate Leth
Welcome to the latest episode of ComicsAlliance Presents “Kate or Die,” a series of exclusive comic strips created by one of our favorite cartoonists, Kate Leth! In this episode, Kate anticipates some truly terrifying Halloween horrors.
Peggy Carter vs Sexism
#SO MUCH OF HER IS JUST THIS COILED SPRING WAITING TO SNAP #she is brutal and competent and ruthless and honestly scary #she is just holding back SO MUCH all the time and when some of that anger peeks through it is incredible #people criticize the punch: ‘it’s not effective; violence won’t make them stop’ #she doesn’t do it because it’s smart #she does it because she’s fucking angry! #she is so fucking angry all the time and i am so terrified and happy and in love #gif warning #america’s imaginary friends
I know, right?
Reminder to everyone that it’s cooling down and winter is on it’s way, which means people with seasonal depression / SAD associated with cold and winter are going to start showing symptoms. Remember to support your friends instead of shrugging it off as something that “happens every year”
You seem to have dropped your long dogs there.
I hate it when spaghetti falls out of my pocket and gets all over the floor.
Too old to return to Narnia?
You shoved me back into this wretched unformed child’s body, lion-god, and made me a thousand years a widow, and now I am too old?
If Susan had been standing next to the White Witch, before the Stone Table, looking down at Aslan bound and muzzled, she would have asked to wield the knife. (…) Peter was keeping his chin up and saying all the right things. Susan sank her teeth into her lower lip and thought that she would have given everything she had not to come back to Narnia this time. Aslan looked at her as he spoke. He knew what she was thinking, of course. He always did.Susan didn’t care. If he was going to go around refusing to be a tame lion, he could hardly fault her for refusing to be a tame woman.
from ELEGANTandFINE by Ursula Vernon