The Scorpio Room

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the Tini Howard newsletter - comics, writing, and darker stuff
Created 17 Nov 2020
  • 9.1. house-made ravioli stuffed with crimini mushrooms and ricotta cheese
    04 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 10 8
    Welcome to the lunch rush. Hey, Happy Thursday. After what feels like months of chaos it feels like I’m back in the pilot seat. August and September were full of deadlines met while I was almost entir...
  • 9. lives for selina kyle: CATWOMAN #39
    14 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 19 23
    Last week, I talked a little bit about Dick Grayson, and how there was one other DC hero I felt like I really identified with. A Gothamite, even, who as I’ve aged and gotten to know myself more and mo...
  • 8. and returns home, having changed
    08 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 9 8
    Joshua Tree, October 2021. August. After a year and a half spent at home, the prospect of getting on an airplane looms once again. My day planner, a book that is more a personal totem than a literal r...
  • 7. normal womanly moon-based urges
    22 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 16 10
    Moon’s full tonight. The moon makes us all a little wild. Or maybe it doesn’t, scientifically, but if it wants to, why wouldn’t you let it? Carrington’s set design work with Alejandro Jodorowsky Every...
  • 6.1. 3W3M announcement
    09 Aug 2021 • 1 min read • 24 4
    What can I say? When it comes to weird magical landscapes and systems, I really like jamming with Jonathan Hickman. …and look at the rest of that lineup! Incredible. The visual artists alone would mak...
  • 6. a halo in reverse
    04 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 9 2
    photo credit: Helmut Newton I’ve been thinking about guilty pleasures lately. It’s simple enough to dismiss the concept entirely and say that there’s no such thing as a guilty pleasure - and while I c...
  • 5. you are (not) the problem
    28 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 12 3
    “have the tweets stopped screaming, clarice?” Hey there. I had a busy couple of weeks there where I kept sitting down to write things for you all, but nothing...felt good enough. (That’s a bit raw, is...
  • 4.1. - where the hell has she been?
    24 May 2021 • 1 min read • 9 3
    she’s (not yet) in parties (but she’s vaccinated) Monday is a good time to log off of the Mini Take Machines and catch up on some podcasts, don’t you think? The newsletter got a little crowded this pa...
  • 4. don't over-decorate your mind palace
    18 May 2021 • 3 min read • 14 15
    depicted above, my last two brain cells waking me every morning. I like the quiet. I am an only child. I acquired a late-in-life stepbrother, but it was long after I’d moved out of the house, so I was...
  • 3. in praise of "the alternative"
    19 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 6 4
    Sometimes weird is more honest than good. I moved to L.A. a month or two before the pandemic. I gotta be honest - the music out here is great. There’s no ‘music scene’ during a pandemic and I have no ...
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