Written by Michael Ian Friedman
Anyone know who the cover artist is? Seems like I’m the first to ask that question, online.
This is a pretty fun novel. It reads very much like a Star Trek novel, that happens to have the X-Men. The greatest of the X-Men, Shadowcat, is barely used. She appears in 26 of the 264 pages. In my younger days, I apparently kept track of them on an index card. Below, I’ve scanned all 26 pages so you can not only sample of the book but also enjoy the Shadowcat experience.
There are some fun moments such as Picard and Storm’s attraction to each other, Wolverine and Worf’s buddy romance. Angel being ripe jerk to the Enterprise crew. There is even a cameo by Lee, Kirby and Ditko – poor Lee.
The story of the book is that on Xhaldia, a new crop of people with powers start emerging and the planet doesn’t know what to do with them. Well, they do know to try to both encamp them and to fight and attempt to kill them.
Here are the pages that Kitty Pryde can be found on.
184 & 185
186 & 187
254 & 255
256 & 257
260 & 261
Sorry for the quality of the pages, I tried to get the book to lay as flat as possible but the majority of the pages are still readable.
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Big Brother 18 : Episode 14 – July 21, 2016
Will Da’vonne go home or will Tiffany finally go home? Let’s find out!
Paulie and Zakiyah’s showmance is not getting any television time, neither is Zakiyah.
Dman, they went home and interviewed both Cody and Vanessa. At least we’re getting it out of the way now. I just told my wife that I bet Vanessa is all proud of Tiffany and isn’t seeing any of her own mistakes in Tiffany’s game.
But First! Apparently Production doesn’t know who is going home – that’s pretty awesome! They must love that.
oh man, they show Tiffany talking about Da’vonne flipping her hair onto Tiffany. Are they going to show all of the racist comments that Tiffany made? My Tumblr really blew up over Tiffany’s comments. Da’vonne is going to try her best to not blow up. Paulie is ready to break the tie in Tiffany’s direction. He’s growing a beard too.
Natalie is trying to make slop for the first time. Natalie asks Paulie to ask James if she wants to make him some slop. James says he’s a big boy and will make his own slop. Such an overreaction. Poor Natalie, she can’t choose a good man in the house. James finally has a lady interested in him and he’s burning it. Well, they seem to be getting along now.
Natalie goes in for a hug and James quickly touches her breasts. It looked awkward but the showmance is a real mance – for now.
Frank is talking to Paulie and Corey about maybe keeping Tiffany. In DR, Corey can see why they should get rid of Da’vonne. Paulie is adamant about getting rid of Tiffany.
Tiffany tries to talk to Nicole about voting out Da’vonne. Tiffany comes on so aggressive, like she rehearsed it in her head and now is trying to get all of the words out, as fast as possible. She does the same to Paulie. It is so exhausting to hear her game. Paulie is now concern about Da’vonne blowing up his game.
Da’vonne walks away from all of the houseguests in the kitchen. Da’vonne goes upstairs to find Zakiyah and Michelle. Two people Production doesn’t care about. One of the rules of Big Brother – if you are on the block, don’t let the house see what it is like to not have you around in it. You have to be present.
Da’vonne makes the mistake of telling James she wants the showmances out of the house. She meant Nicole / Corey and Paulie/ Zakiyah. Poor James, he’s currently IN A SHOWMANCE with Natalie! He will be Da’vonne’s target after a few weeks. James rightfully tells Paulie, so now he’s even more convince to let Da’vonne go.
The Battle Back, whoever goes home actually goes to the special Friday episode that airs tonight (it is 5:20 am right now as I type this). I’ve been catching some flack as I just learn of this Friday episode last night. Apparently they have said it on the show but I must have missed the two mentions of it.
Julie Chen, showing the similarities of the siblings. Tiffany is a hot mess, like her sister Vanessa. Paulie is a flirt, like his brother Cody. Is Paulie older than Cody? Their father’s name is Paul, is why I’m asking. I don’t miss Vanessa, at all. Tiffany’s shared DNA isn’t what makes Vanessa a target – it is her emotional outbursts and crazy style of talking.
Frank has been barely shown this week. Which is probably the right call on his part, lay low.
Speeches. Audio problems! Da’vonne tries to keep it light. Natalie is nervous and gives James a shoutout, she keeps hers fun. Tiffany has put on her normal face and voice, is this the mask?
Paul looks like Paulie 2.0, that must be on purpose, right?
Michelle – Tiffany
Zakiyah – Tiffany
James – Tiffany, he thought about it
Nicole – Tiffany, not confidant
Frank – Tiffany – it is official, Tiffany is heading out tonight
Corey – Tiffany
Bridgette – Tiffany, with regrets
Paul – Tiffany, first vote in quite some time.
Tiffany got all the votes! I hoe she doesn’t win the Battle Back! Ideally, she is too emotional to play and can’t concentrate. OR! That they just send her packing immediately. I’m still hoping that Glenn wins and gets to play after spending so much time in sequester.
Chenbot asks Tiffany about her game choices. Something that has been recapped enough. Nothing new is coming out of this. Tiffany would not be so emotional if she was given a second chance to play, she’ll dial it back. her DNA won’t allow her ot keep her emotions in check. The goodbyes are friendly enough. Whoa, they shouldn’t have shown Da’vonne’s. I guess Production figures those two won’t work together. Tiffany’s mind is blown over Battle Back.
Julie announces that the teams and BB Road Kill are coming to an end. Once Battle Back is done, we’ll be back to Proper Big Brother.
CBS All Access has twice now not aired the full basketball Verizon commercial. We get the first few seconds and then it skips. They will have to do two make-goods.
Battle Back. This must be the jury house. Glenn wasn’t evicted, he didn’t win a competition. He’ll go after the Vets. Jozea. I guess it isn’t jury house as he’s by himself. Who is he playing volleyball with? Victor, definitely in a third house, is trying to be more zen. Bronte has been tanning and relaxing. She’ll come back with vengeance! I don’t really miss any of these people.
Julie tells the houseguests that the team twist is done. Also the BB Road Kill is over and there will only be two nominees.
No Head of Household? I guess they are going to allow the Battle Back winner to compete in that comp as well. Which is the way to do it as that winner is going to be target numero uno.
Julie also hinted that a secret is going to be revealed. My wife told me that is referencing Pandora’s Box that is coming back.
I’m working at Hastings tonight so I should be able to watch tonight’s episode when I get home.
Friday Battle Back
Sunday – HoH
Wednesday – Veto
Thursday – Eviction
My wife tells me that the feeds are down for the next few days because of this. I guess tonight’s episode is going to be live too as Julie will be there.