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Writer of comics and animation, greyhound owner, NOT EVEN A BEAR AT ALL YOU GUYS, superhero guru at @lionforge, repped by Ari Lubet, alubet@3arts.com
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22 Jul
So, we wanted to eat at Cafe Orleans in @Disneyland yesterday, but they were booked up.

FOR THREE MONTHS.

Seriously, that is how far in advance they are booked!

But we had a friend who used some Disney magic and got in, and it was amazing.

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First, unlimited mint juleps, and candied pecan salad with vinaigrette, I am in heaven by this point.

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For the entrees, I had honey bourbon chicken, which was absolutely delicious, you just don’t expect food this good at a theme park. The demi was like a yummy wake-up call.

@rocketspouse had shrimp and grits, with fried kale, corn, sausage and beans. SO DELICIOUS.

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22 Jul
Here is a funny thing.

Yesterday, at @disneyland, I was there while several @marvel characters appearances. It was lovely to see kids and adults clapping and cheering all these characters.

Guess which one got the biggest response BY FAR?
WRONG.
I’m not joking here.

Three AVENGERS show up, crowd is delighted.

But the response to ANOTHER character blew that response away, it was twice as loud, and genuine excited screams for…
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22 Jul
Here is a thing that made me laugh.

We were riding the Disneyland railroad, and a mom got on behind us, with a child, maybe five years old. The train is one of the slowest, smoothest, non-thrill rides in the park, but we love it.

The little boy was super happy to board…
…for about one minute.

After we started moving, his smile started fading. He looks around, an angry look on his face.

And he says, in the sternest, most no-nonsense voice I have ever heard…

“I WANT OFF THIS THING RIGHT NOW.”

Which made us giggle a bit…but there’s more.
His mom tries to convince him that the train is fun and safe.

But this little guy was having none of it, and he says again, like an adorable but angry CEO of the world’s most successful sandbox…

“I WANT OFF THIS THING, DID YOU HEAR ME?”

Like a 5 year old James Earl Jones.
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21 Jul
So yesterday, we had the VIP Tour at Disneyland and California Adventure, where they assign you a wonderful guide and you can do pretty much anything for the whole day.

We got Mondo, who was incredible.

For this Disney park fan, it was HEAVEN.
You pretty much walk onto any ride. We ate at both our chosen restaurants that were completely booked up on the app.

It was a perfect, lovely day.
Highlights include:

Rise of the Resistance
Smuggler’s Run
Galaxy’s Edge
Splash Mountain
Matterhorn
Avengers Campus
Lunch at the Blue Bayou
Dinner at Wine Country Trattoria
Incredi-coaster
Toy Story Mania

And lots more. One of the funnest days of my life.
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20 Jul
Your TOP GUN call sign is your favorite single-word frozen treat. GO.
CHIPWICH.
Hold steady, Push-up! STAY FROSTY!
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17 Jul
So, I want to talk a little bit about Red Sonja, just a bit.

I know I talk about her often but I CAN'T HELP IT, I just love her, all right?

:)

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Some of you already know parts of this story, it shouldn't be long.

The thing is, I had been exclusive at one publisher for many years, which meant turning down other characters I would have liked. And eventually, other publishers learned I couldn't take their offers.

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So I had no idea, when I left that publisher, if I would have any job offers anywhere else. I just didn't know.

Then the thing happened with Batgirl (it's all good now, I swear!) and I thought, huh, I may have to go back to hairdressing. :)

But I was lucky!

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11 Jul
So, this just happened, for real. We decided to go kayaking, and we were in our cove which is pretty much just us. And we were just getting in and warmed up, @rocketspouse is by the short, his back to the land. I'm further out into the deeper water.

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And I turn around and look and notice there is a big bear right behind hubby on the shore in the vegetation. @RocketSpouse has no idea, not a clue, he's just getting his paddle grip situated. Bear. Right behind him, looking right at him.

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Now, I don't know the plan when you are in a kayak and a bear is RIGHT BEHIND you, maybe five feet.

So I don't know, do I yell at the bear, do I throw something at the bear, do I yell to warn @rocketspouse?

Fortunately, my finely-tuned survival instincts kicked in and...

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9 Jul
Today's Challenge...

Give me the name of your favorite made-up Dean Cain direct-to-video movie!

Please use hashtag

#MyFavoriteDeanCainFlick
I CAN'T BELIEVE WE GOT JAMIE KENNEDY TO AGREE TO THIS ANTI-ABORTION MOVIE

#MyFavoriteDeanCainFlick
LEPPO, THE FORGOTTEN MARX BROTHER

#MyFavoriteDeanCainFlick
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18 Jun
Okay. So, a couple days ago, I took RocketKid to the dentist, and it was a sunny day so I waited outside in our car, reading a historical novel called Rose Code (quite good, too!).

This older gentleman, maybe in his early seventies came out of the dentist’s office…

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And he had obviously had some work done, his mouth was clearly hurting.

It was sunny, I had my windows open, he gets into the car next to me, and leaves the door open, and grabs his phone. I;m not trying, but it’s on speaker so I can hear as he calls his wife.

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And I can hear every word. He is speaking a bit loudly, and his wife is speaking a bit loudly, maybe one of them has diminished hearing, not sure. But she asks how it went, clearly concerned for him, he reassures her that he’s all right. They speak with pure kindness.

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17 Jun
Okay, due to work, I've gotten a little behind with the #TableTopGails reports (AND last week's was massively huge). BUT I have been asked a lot about shorter, simpler games that people can play quickly so I thought I would talk about that a little and names some new faves!

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So, every day, either at breakfast or lunch, @rocketspouse and I, sometimes with Rocketkid, go out on our back patio and play a new game. We call these “Cup O’ Tea” games because they are quick to learn and we have them with a cup of tea. Here’s the view!

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First, LAST WORD STANDING, by @chroniclebooks, a very high quality word/card game, with an interesting twist.

You form words not just from your own cards, but also those of the other players, and from ‘community’ cards.

Great for wordplay fans!

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13 Jun
So, I’ve been getting dogpiled by terf accounts for the past 24 hours. Very interesting stuff.

1. Lots of name/buncha numbers accounts, like “pam43536.”

2. Never a real photo, usually someone from Sex in the City for their avatar

3. Follows hardcore right wing links…

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Cont.

4. Lots of repeating talking points in waves, almost word-for-word.

5. Lots of VERY angry and aggressive guys, claiming to want to ‘protect women’ without a single post about it other than transphobia on their feed

6. LOTS of misogynistic language when challenged

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Cont.

7. Nearly all are anon randos, most accounts are recent.

8. Weirdly centered in Scotland…most accounts that give a county in their bio are from there, what’s that about?

9. An absolute OBSESSION with posting transphobia to the exclusion of almost any other topic.

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13 Jun
My question of the day, who is your favorite Wonder Woman artist?

Post a pic, if you can, with your choice.
Not sure who my top choice is, this will take some thought.

But man, I always thought Mike Kaluta was underrated as a WW artist.
I was so lucky to get to work with artists like @TerryDodsonArt @aaronlopresti @thebernardchang and @ColleenDoran on Wonder Woman. I won the artist lotto with those wizards.
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11 Jun
HEY!

I have a super-short #TableTopGails thread today, just five items!

HEY! It's SHORT!

But MAN, were these games fun!

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Okay, so this lovely company that makes a lot of family games and puzzles, @ThinkFun, saw that we love Escape Room and mystery games, and sent this big lovely box...and I really want to talk about two of them that we freaking LOVED.

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The games I want to talk about in particular are the COLD CASE games, but first, check out these ESCAPE THE ROOM games...we have played a few from other companies, but they were not this elaborate...these look incredible. Anyone played them?

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10 Jun
Okay, so the very lovely people at @LuckyDogHotSaus, knowing my family loves good hot sauces, sent a gift box of four of their favorites. Seriously, without hyperbole, they are the tastiest bottled hot sauces we have had, I think.

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They sent:

Heat’s a Peach—an x-hot peach sauce
Year of the Dog-a Thai pineapple sauce

Dia Del Perro- an applewood/serrano mild with label by @DarickR!

And HELL HOUND—an XX-Hot.

The sauces have been praised repeatedly for flavor on the Hot Ones show...

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We cooked eggs to try them on and this was our unanimous ranking.

All delicious, but it went in this order.

Peach,
Hellhound,
Thai Pineapple
Applewood/Serrano.

Seriously, they are DELICIOUS, not just hot. Father’s Day is coming up!

Luckydoghotsauce.com!

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27 May
I worked with three massive video game franchises in the past couple years where women working on them each individually told me their bosses were shocked and unprepared for the number of women and girls buying their games. Some expressed disbelief rather than delight.
When Disney Infinity and Lego Dimensions launched, it was believed at the corporate level boys would be turned off if the starter sets included female characters. Lego fought to include one, Disney zero.

(The sole female starter character was Wyldstyle).
This continued during the run of both games (and I stress, I loved these games, two of my all-time favorites), despite the actual developers fighting to include more female characters, which led to weird decisions like Lone Ranger getting more in-game content than Frozen.
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26 May
Hey!

You guys wanna see something cool that almost no one has seen yet?

IT’S COOL.

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It’s only a bigass box of CRITICAL ROLE FIGURES FROM @wizkidsgames!

LOOK! #Critters. #CriticalRoll @CriticalRole Box is huge!

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Now, I am a sloooooow critter and have not made it this far in the podcast eps so I don’t know most of these, but MAN, the imagination and craftsmanship is impressive. They’re gorgeous.

Let’s look!

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25 May
(Whisper)

Hey. Hey you guys. :)

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Okay, here is the thing...there is a backlog of games that have been sent to my #MagicPorch, and I don't want to get behind so I am going to do some shorter ones once in a while to catch up for #TableTopGails!

WOOT! So this is just a couple things, but FUN!.

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MINI-EPISODE OF #TableTopGails!

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Woot! Image
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21 May
Hey.

Pssst.

Hey, you guys.

HEY.

YOU GUYS!

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IT HAPPENED AGAIN AGAIN!

#TableTopGames

The Peninsula O’ Games has become a small Continent O’ Games!

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Okay, now, I have played NONE of these games yet, so if you worked on them, or published them, or have PLAYED them, please jump into the conversation, okay? Would love to hear from you!

That;s the funnest part of these threads!

Also, who is singing?

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20 May
Hello
Mother, where is my body?
Father, why can’t I see?
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19 May
🎶🎶🎶

WHOA, I NEVER MEANT TO BRAG

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BUT I GOT HIM WHERE I WANT HIM, NOW

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WOAH, IT WAS NEVER MY INTENTION TO BRAG

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16 May
Ruin a comics character by changing one letter.

Please use hashtag

#RuinAComicsCharacter

I’ll start.

Spoopy.
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