Day 7 of Recovery

Last night I managed to squeeze in a sketch. A watercolor sketch, no less!

Developing a sense of scale of the Dragons in The Legend of Jamie Roberts.

But then when that was done my wrist went, “NOPE.” And I’ve been in too much pain to attempt to draw again today.

So I spent most of the day answering comments on Validation, up until Marc the Boyfriend came over and we baked mini s’mores pies.

They fit in your hand and they are adorable.

It was tricky to get the marshmallows brown like that. Marc considered broiling them and I went, “No! Bad idea!” Because the last time I set anything to broil in an oven, the whole house stunk of ham for a week and everyone in the house got sick. Granted, I was ten when it happened, but I didn’t want to make the same mistake twice and ruin perfectly good s’mores pies.

Instead we set up a rack on the uppermost shelf in the oven, set it to bake at 350 degrees, and watched them carefully to make sure the marshmallows on top wouldn’t melt over the rim.

If you’re interested in a recipe, it’s really simple: Keebler mini-graham cracker pie shells, marshmallow fluff, Hersey bars, chocolate pudding mixed with baking cocoa, and marshmallows on top. Bake at 350 degrees for ten to twenty minutes or until the marshmallows are golden, and bam! You’re done.

The rest of my day was spent on Tumblr or reading the pile of World War Hulk comics Marc lent me to read.

So far, I have read the volumes World War Hulk, Frontline, Gamma Corps, The Incredible Hercules, and Warbound, in that order. They have to be read in a particular order because they all fall into a bizarre little timeline that can be hard to keep track of if you don’t know what you’re doing. And of course you need to read Planet Hulk before you get to any of them for any of these books to make ANY DAMN SENSE.

Thankfully I did all of that.

Image courtesy of this link.

Of all the books, I enjoyed The Incredible Hercules the most. The characterization of everybody involved in the story was incredible and fun, and I thoroughly enjoyed all the action! And of course the art was gorgeous.

My two least favorite books, I hate to say, were Warbound and Front Line, with the latter being my least favorite. Warbound had some great moments, especially with Hiroim (my favorite of all the Warbound buddies of the Hulk), but there came points in dialogue, especially between Kate Waynesboro and The Leader, that felt like the first 40 second of THIS:

“Oh I know.” “I know you know.” “I knew that, and I know you knew I knew.” “Well you know, I knew you’d know I know you new.”

GAH! It was infuriating to keep up with!

Overall though, I would still recommend these comics to anybody that likes the Hulk. Or revenge. Or gladiators. The whole story arc has a gladiatorial theme to it (let’s face it: Planet Hulk was the Hulk in Space Rome).

That’s all for the day! I’ll be making another post tomorrow. Hopefully I can get some cool research done for The Legend of Jamie Roberts. I’m inspired!

Thank you for your support, and for not forgetting to be awesome!

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