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Jun. 21st, 2009

Happy father's day to all the daddies out there!
I've seen a few people posting pics of their dads, so here goes:


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Taken just a few years ago. Now he's got a triple heart by-pass surgery and a brand new shiny pacemaker that keeps him relatively healthy.
Unfortunately, he has trouble getting travel insurance so I don't know if he'll ever be able to come and visit me here.
*snif*

My dad, as found in his natural habitat: the golf course.
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Apart from that...went to do a bit of shopping. Having no patience to look for clothes, I ended up at the bookstore and picked up the Walking Dead #9 trade and "The Eternal Smile" by Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim. Two totally different styles of books. Looking forward to reading both equally.

Cleaning of the room almost done. No piles of book left on the floor, but a huge pile of magazines left to read. Too many Fortean Times, not enough time.





Zhao's ambitions are still big, but he's possibly calming down.
Possibly.
Comes with age.
Still needs some sense pounded into him.
Had fun with the second page for some reason.

Comments

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youkaislayer
Jun. 22nd, 2009 06:46 am (UTC)
I knew Zhao cared. He was going to help Payu if something had happened to his sister. He may want to take over the water tribe but he still has a heart. He just needs some anger management classes.
rufftoon
Jun. 22nd, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
A psychiatrist would have a field day with him.
snapes_angel
Jun. 22nd, 2009 06:48 am (UTC)
Second page: "I am the ghost of Christmas yet to come!" Well, actually, that ghost didn't speak, either, and the kid seems very quiet. It would probably serve the kid right if the spirits took him over... But that ain't going to happen, is it? lol.
rufftoon
Jun. 22nd, 2009 06:56 am (UTC)
Well, if Zhao happens to suffer an unfortunate fate and the spirits need to find a new anchor quickly...
poor Payu may not be strong enough to survive very long with them attached to him.
snapes_angel
Jun. 22nd, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
Given the circumstances, should they occur, I wouldn't feel sorry for Payu. The Spirits, on the other hand... ^^;
rockettefug
Jun. 22nd, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
the walking dead arc that is about to start right now (i buy the monthlies) is going to be really good.
rufftoon
Jun. 22nd, 2009 06:55 am (UTC)
I used to buy the monthlies- couldn't wait for them, I'd devour them right there in the store.
Unfortunately, I'm not visiting the comic store regularly anymore, so I fall back down on the trades.
Gah, I love that serie!
rockettefug
Jun. 22nd, 2009 07:00 am (UTC)
ugh i know, when i started reading them, i went would CONSUME the trades. when i caught up i thought "THIS IS AWESOME" but now i have to wait for them! it is really hard!

how mind-blowing is the governor?
rufftoon
Jun. 22nd, 2009 07:06 am (UTC)
The one from Woodbury?
What a crazy fuckin' bastard! The number of times he made me swore out loud...
rockettefug
Jun. 22nd, 2009 07:08 am (UTC)
he's the reason i went to my friend "you have to start reading this right now", JUST SO I COULD TALK ABOUT HOW FUCKED UP HE WAS
rufftoon
Jun. 22nd, 2009 07:11 am (UTC)
When I bought the individual issues, I used to lend them (gave them when I had the trade) to a friend at work that was also totally hooked.
We had our Walking Dead talk-review when he was done.
He's too far away now.
rockettefug
Jun. 22nd, 2009 07:15 am (UTC)
after i got my boyfriend into it, we got two of our friends into it as well. now when a new issue comes out, we all talk about it. its like a really messed up book club.
rufftoon
Jun. 22nd, 2009 07:20 am (UTC)
There was a book club at the bookstore today, talking very loudly too.
If only they'd been talking about The Walking Dead, that would have scared half the customers away, ha ha!
rockettefug
Jun. 22nd, 2009 07:24 am (UTC)
a friend of mine lives across the street from this really cool comic book store that has a "zombie defense league" and they have meetings and tshirts.
rufftoon
Jun. 22nd, 2009 07:36 am (UTC)
Awesome.
I'm actually not into zombies. The only zombie flick I ever watched was Shaun Of The Dead.
All the other ones will give me nightmares, I know it. I treasure my sleeping time too much to risk it.
Then again, Walking Dead is mostly about how the people try to survive. That's what attracted me to it: this post apocalyptic story with constant danger, and the people living with it all.
merofi
Jun. 22nd, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
Aw... your Dad's looks like a strapping, happy man. :D
rufftoon
Jun. 22nd, 2009 07:01 am (UTC)
Strapping? Ha ha, it's an illusion- he's skinny limbed with a belly. Still, he tries to stay in shape. He has to. He better!
Happy? Yeah, I think overall he is.
conga_chili
Jun. 22nd, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
Wuh-oh.

Happy Dad's day to your dad! I miss mine too.
rufftoon
Jun. 22nd, 2009 07:06 am (UTC)
Happy Dad's Day to your far away dad too!
Hope it's easier for him to visit you.
karyyu
Jun. 22nd, 2009 08:47 am (UTC)
I'm diggin' those new pages! I hope the longterm consequences of Payu's actions aren't too severe. Zhao's doing an awful lot of suffering lately, he needs a break!

I love The Walking Dead, but I gotta admit I preferred the earlier issues with Tony Moore as the artist; his style was amazing and well-suited to the nature of the story. Charlie Adlard is fine and all but imho his style nicks too much from Mignola (but not well) and his heads are frequently rather large.
rufftoon
Jun. 22nd, 2009 03:20 pm (UTC)
Zhao tends to be the cause of his own suffering. Most of the time anyway.
He's too agitated to get breaks. Iroh should try soothing him with tea. Wonder how long that will last.
I also do miss Tony Moore. It's his style as much as the story that first got me into the serie. I agree with your Adlard comment.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 22nd, 2009 11:05 am (UTC)
Les mystères des cailloux
Bonjour Rufftoon!
C'est encore le gars d'Amos ;). Je voulais en fait te poser une question, que tu peux répondre en anglais car je crois que la réponse va en intéresser plus d'un: Qu'es-ce qu'il y a dans la mystérieuse roche à la page ZWT_5_058?? Es-ce une sculpture d'un esprit?

Bref, continue de nous éblouir avec tes histoires! Water Tribe FTW!!
rufftoon
Jun. 22nd, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Les mystères des cailloux
Ha ha, yes, sharp eyes! It is indeed a small detail, relating to spirits, that we will soon see more off.
Extra points for Amos people for pointing it out first! YES!!!
wodhaund
Jun. 22nd, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
Happy dad's day to your dad! :D I'm lucky enough to live only a few minutes from mine.

...Oh, Payu. Such a dumb kid. And Zhao's really starting to need a shave--muttonchops and stubble! Mmmmm.
rufftoon
Jun. 22nd, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
He's doing his best to keep his good looks- unfortunately a good blade and mirror are hard to find.
redvelvetaddict
Jun. 22nd, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
aw, dad on the golfcourse! :3
rufftoon
Jun. 22nd, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
The golfcourse: the natural habitat of a lot of dads out there (not just dads, of course).

Edited at 2009-06-22 03:16 pm (UTC)
egoulet
Jun. 22nd, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad your dad is doing well! Great pictures of him.
oooh I love that second page...felt very cinematographic...

Have a good week!http://www.livejournal.com/create.bml
Em :)
rufftoon
Jun. 22nd, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
He's doing as best he can, considering what he went through.
I rarely try to cram in that many panels in one page, but for once I felt this one didn't need to breathe the same way.
phoenixblaize
Jun. 22nd, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
Payu with the surprise attack from behind! Oh, Zhao, you are in trouble. For a change. :P

The Walking Dead is so good! My friend got me into it by lending me his trades and now I'm too addicted not to read the monthlies. It's riveting but so heart wrenching!
rufftoon
Jun. 22nd, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
If Zhao wasn't in trouble, he'd be bored and cause trouble.
I don't know which is worse.
I agree; Walking Dead addiction is very catching.
eiko82
Jun. 22nd, 2009 07:14 pm (UTC)
Oh no, poor Zhao. He really is in trouble now. Kinda wonder how payu will be rewarded for his help. I wouldn't trust Li-Yi
archangelbeth
Jun. 22nd, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
Ooo, I don't trust Li-Yi either. And did the kid hit Zhao because if they don't come back with Zhao, his sister'll be in trouble? Or because he was actually subverted by Li-Yi? Or just angry enough by now to hit SOMEONE?

Ooooo!


And wishing your dad goodstuff and healing and whatnot!
varethane
Jun. 30th, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)
I... I... can't think of anything to say other than gibberish.

Okay, maybe lots of hearts.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
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