thebreathofforever:

covers by Tom Webster

in addition, the release of these stories has been bumped up to May 2015[x]

The guy playing Chris should have been made to dye his hair, damn it

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ppaction:

NEW ISSUE: These six candidates want to make being a woman a “pre-existing condition” again. We can’t let them.

ppaction:

NEW ISSUE: These six candidates want to make being a woman a “pre-existing condition” again. We can’t let them.

socialjusticekoolaid:

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.29.14): At around 1:30AM CST, the police have released the unjustly arrested protesters. This is still some of the most ridiculous shit I’ve ever seen, but at least folks are back out and headed home to their families. The struggle continues. No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover (PT I) (PT II) (PT III)

Follow the developments live @ Argus LIVESTREAM.

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What’s happening in Hong Kong?

fireinthehob:

  • The protests are being held in order to achieve universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Although democracy had been promised for 2017 in 2008, China announced this August that Hong Kong people would only be able to vote from a pool of 2-3 specially selected candidates (all of whom would definitely have pro-China sentiments) 
  • University students held a week-long boycott of classes to protest for true democracy in Hong Kong 
  • Today riot police were deployed against peaceful protesters. Equipped in full riot gear the police used pepper spray to deter the protesters, mainly students and youths but also some elderly people have reported being sprayed point blank 
  • It is estimated that over 50,000 people have joined the protest and this number continues to grow
  • This is the largest political protest in Hong Kong since our independence from the UK in 1997 
  • Although the protests remain peaceful, police have now started to use tear gas and have brought out long guns loaded with rubber bullets (there hasn’t yet been a report of any bullets being shot)
  • Over 80 arrests have been made including students as young as 16 for taking part in these protests
  • They are cutting cell phone receptions in the protest area so that people can’t share any information
  • Violence is increasing as police continue to instigate protesters
  • All this comes right before the October 1st celebration of the 65th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic of China 
  • There are rumours that the PLA (the Chinese army) are going to be brought into the city tonight 

More facts about Hong Kong:

  • We run under a one country, two systems policy with China meaning that we are part of China but have our own government and laws. 
  • Protests for universal suffrage have been held throughout the summer but these are the biggest yet 
  • Anti-China and anti-government sentiments are at their highest levels yet. Survey results showed that 1 in 5 people are thinking of emigrating from the city. 
  • In June, China issued a white paper essentially telling Hong Kong to remember their place and re-asserting their authority over the city

The scenes from the protest look awful. In my 17 years in Hong Kong I’ve never seen anything like it. The world needs to know about this and say something before we get a recurrence of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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I hope everyone stays safe. Hong Kong stay strong. 

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northstarfan:

ragegearstudios:

Line art to a new NYCC 2014 print.
X-men + Masters of the Universe
Northstar, Aurora, Rogue, Phoenix, Hercules and Doop
He-Man, She-Ra, Man-at-Arms, Sorceress, Teela and Orko

Holy fucking crap, Rey! I have a powerful and nostalgic need all of a sudden!
And I may be a while trying to deciper the look Doop is giving Herc’s man-skirt…

northstarfan:

ragegearstudios:

Line art to a new NYCC 2014 print.

X-men + Masters of the Universe

Northstar, Aurora, Rogue, Phoenix, Hercules and Doop

He-Man, She-Ra, Man-at-Arms, Sorceress, Teela and Orko

Holy fucking crap, Rey! I have a powerful and nostalgic need all of a sudden!

And I may be a while trying to deciper the look Doop is giving Herc’s man-skirt…

bublog:

First she was an author, then a talk show host, and then a movie star. And today BUB is the CEO of the ASPCA.

bublog:

First she was an author, then a talk show host, and then a movie star. And today BUB is the CEO of the ASPCA.

schwarbage:

comicsalliance:

THE PIANO GUYS’ BATMAN MUSIC MEDLEY WILL MAKE YOUR JAW DROP [VIDEO]

By Matt D. Wilson

Batman’s movie and TV adaptations have had varying degrees of success over the years, but one aspect of the DC Comics franchise that has been almost universally good for the past five decades or so has been the music.

As if to prove it, the Piano Guys — a duo consisting of a pianist and a cellist (shouldn’t they be the Piano and Electric Cello Guys?) — have taken three iconic Batman themes, arranged them for their own instruments, and mashed them up in a really creative and compelling way. Not only that, they put it all in an absolutely beautifully shot video.

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This is the sort of music that I want to be in the backdrop of my dreams. Maybe if I play it enough it will be burned into my subconscious mind.

huffingtonpost:

This Man With Severe Cerebral Palsy Created Mind-Blowing Art Using Just A Typewriter

Last year, 22-time Emmy award-winning reporter John Stofflet posted this news video he created for KING-TV in 2004, featuring Paul Smith and his artistic talents.

See the full video to see more of Smith’s artworks and to learn more about his inspiring story go here. 

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bendiswordsforpictures:

X-Men #25 creative process, Jorge Molina.

And somewhere out there, there’s a world where Bloodstorm and Jubes are having wacky vampire adventures

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darael:

well-red-quaker:

darael:

katalizi:

The Caretaker

NO HE FUCKING ISN’T. SHUT UP MOFFAT.

EVEN WHEN THE DOCTOR FOUGHT IN THE TIME WAR

HE WAS NEITHER SOLDIER NOR OFFICER

He was a Renegade before the last great Time War, and that didn’t change during it. I have heard a distinction drawn between soldiers and warriors (soldiers organise together and their skills emphasise the group, whereas warriors have skills focusing on the impact of the individual. A lot of combatants are both to some extent, of course.) and the Doctor, when he has to be, is a warrior. He is never a soldier, but neither is he an officer. He neither leads nor follows, he just does.

I think you’re missing the point here, and tbh this was the moment that made me like Danny Pink.

Being an officer isn’t about whether or not he’s been in the military and what role he played there. It’s entirely about the way he behaves around people - the way he gives orders and expects them to be carried out unquestioningly, the way he uses people as assets without hesitation or remorse, the way he naturally assumes in every situation he’s going to be the leader.

It is, as Danny hints at, about class - it’s about the fact that the Doctor (mainly Twelve, Twelve far more than any other new!Who Doctor but in a way that for me is very reminiscent of One) is a Time Lord and knows it. This is a Doctor who is acting like he comes from an intergalactic aristocracy, because, well, he does. 

The Doctor when he is alone is a warrior, not a soldier, yes. But this isn’t about how he acts when he’s alone, it’s about how he acts when he’s in a group. When the Doctor is in a group, he takes on a role in that group - is a leader of men, a commander. When he has around him a group of soldiers, he takes on the role that he thinks is rightfully his - he becomes the officer. 

Y’know what?

Th’art right. Except for one thing: there is a new!Who Doctor who was at least close in the being-a-Time-Lord-and-knowing-it, and that is Ten-as-Time-Lord-Triumphant. It just didn’t last long.

During his time in the amy as a sergeant, I can’t see Danny not having exactly the same expectation of any enlisted personnel doing what he tells them to do when he tells them. Hell, even as a teacher he’d have to have that expectation of his students.

(When he talks to Clara about ‘officers’ pushing people to do what they didn’t think themselves capable of, there’s every likelihood that he’s talking at least partially about himself. Because it’s always Drill Sergeant, isn’t it, who have the job of taking recruits and making them into the soldiers who follow officers?)

The Doctor doesn’t act the way he does because he’s an aristocrat — for the first  six years of the show we’d never heard of Gallifrey or the Time Lords.

(Though admittedly maybe Three could be argued to have acted rather more like the Lefty Gentry than any other incarnation.)

He doesn’t expect people to kow-tow because of the circumstances of his birth. He acts the way he does because almost without fail he’s the smartest person in the room, the man with the plan and hundreds of years more experience and learning to call on granting him a perspective they lack. Most of the people he meets are either utter bastards ruining life for everyone, or else clearly incapable of helping themselves sometimes to the point that they will mess up the very efforts intended to aid them.

Basically, when people don’t listen to the Doctor, people die.

Because sure, In the words of Aeryn Sun, he is what he always has been, and that is superior. And sometimes that means he also has a bad habit of being an irritable prick towards people whom he feels don’t recognise or accord proper respect to the effort he’s put in to becoming who and what he is: the one chance the people he shouts at have of living to see another day

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