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elodieunderglass:

one thing I want to say today relates to my current job. (As you guys know, I’ve left off working in science labs to work an office job in sci comm. My role is kind of … nebulous and involves a lot of “oh, Elodie can help you…

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christopherjonesart:

This sketch was commissioned at Denver Comic Con earlier this year as a wedding anniversary gift, so I couldn’t share it then and sort of forgot about it. But I found it today so, for all you John Stewart/Hawkgirl shippers… enjoy. And happy (late) Anniversary to Alexis & Jake :)

christopherjonesart:

This sketch was commissioned at Denver Comic Con earlier this year as a wedding anniversary gift, so I couldn’t share it then and sort of forgot about it. But I found it today so, for all you John Stewart/Hawkgirl shippers… enjoy. And happy (late) Anniversary to Alexis & Jake :)

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The leading flank in discovering how to use technology in cool, interesting, thoughtful ways will generally always be the amateurs. […]

I have a whole theory, actually, that the world of fan fiction is the most technologically explosive thing I’ve ever seen in my…

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elementals-ao3:

a rare moment of laughter and happiness aboard the Destiny

…it’s kind of sad to watch these moments actually… :(

Moments like these are part of why I love this show. Because for as dark as things looked, they could still have *this*.

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gregfahlgren:

A relationship that doesn’t get looked at a whole lot.  Dick and Babs will always be the Batfamily’s core, and Jason has always been the black sheep, even more so than Huntress.  But it stands to reason that Barbara and Jason were friends at some point during his time as Robin.  With everything that’s happened to both of them, I think both of them have realized what family is supposed to mean, and in that one moment, Barbara looked past the Red Hood, and saw Jason again.

Batman Eternal is a testament everyone to what good writers can do with great characters.  Hope to see more.

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I totally didn’t start a Sara/Felicity fic based on that Carrie Underwood/Miranda Lambert song where they run away together. Nope. Definitely didn’t.

Except for the part where I totally did.

It’s AU, with Sara leaving Ollie at the altar and running away, with Felicity as the girl who pulls over when she sees this stranger in a wedding dress walking down the road. And then they run away together. How can I not write this fic?

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madnessdeathpool said: I haven't heard it yet, but I was curious as to what the story behind how Kulap V inspired the character Kartharsis?

gailsimone:

Ah!

Well, this is kind of a short but fun story.  I don’t remember the exact order of some of the events, but basically…

…I became a huge fan of comedy podcasts, and I kept noticing how many of my favorite stand-up comedians who were podcasters were also huge fans of comics. I became email friends with Brian Posehn, Patton Oswalt, Paul F. Tompkins, Paul Scheer, Eugene Mirman and more.

My favorite podcast was Comedy Death Ray, later called Comedy Bang Bang, hosted by Scott Aukerman, who used to write and act on my favorite comedy sketch show, Mr. Show. I later got to be ON that show, with Scott and Paul F., and had a blast, and those guys totally out-nerded me on silver age comics trivia, I mean they really knew their stuff.

That show mentioned another podcast, co-hosted by the hilarious Howard Kremer and Kulap Vilaysack, WHO CHARTED?  I thought this show was hysterical and still do, it’s really funny. And listening one episode, they were listing their top five of something, and Kulap talked at some length about my Wonder Woman run and was really very nice about it. 

I dashed off a note of thanks and somewhere along this time, I think Kulap mentioned on the show that when Asians were shown in comics, they were almost uniformly Japanese, occasionally Chinese, and that was mostly it. Kulap is a huge comics fan and knows her comics like few celebrities, I mean she knows a lot of comics arcs far better than I do. And she  is Laotion. 

This stuff always sticks in my head, I get frustrated by these things and rather than just griping about it, I prefer to try to create some characters, you know?  I hope I am remembering this in the proper order…

So I came up with a character, Katharsis, as part of a supervillain team, she would be Laotian, but my thinking was that she would break away from the group and go anti-hero even back then. At this point, I had become friends with Kulap and her husband, Scott Aukerman, of Comedy Bang Bang, and I asked Scott if she would be cool with me naming the character after Kulap and giving her likeness to the artist to base the character on (we wanted to surprise her). Scott was very enthusiastic, and when the issue came out, Kulap was delighted, which made me very happy. She had the issue framed, it was fun.

The cool thing from there was that the character, Katharsis, was by far the most popular of the little group of villains I created, so when I started a new hero book, the Movement, I brought her over and made her a hero, as I had always hoped to do…still cranky and dangerous, but no longer working for the bad guys.

One of the coolest things is, Kulap let me use some of her own history in Katharsis’ origin story…the stuff in, I think issue four? Not about her being a cop, but coming to America with her mother, that’s all from Kulap’s real life, with her gracious permission. And I grew to really love the character…she was crackly and fiery. The real Kulap is nice and sweet and funny, so that part is very dissimilar. 

Now, the interesting thing is, Kulap Vilaysack, the real one, is working on a movie of her life, and it’s absolutely fascinating, and there’s a lot of comics stuff in it. She found out at age 14 that her father was not her real father, and that her real father still lived in Laos. 20 years later, she went back to meet him, and she’s making a movie about it. I’m actually in it, we recorded some stuff at Wonder Con in Anaheim earlier this year.

What I’ve seen of it looks amazing…she is looking to indigogo for a bit of funding to finish it. It’s called ORIGIN STORY.

http://www.originstorydoc.com/

I strongly urge people to check it out and see the trailers. I think it’s going to be something special.

Kulap is an amazing woman, a fantastic comedian and actress, and a huge comics nerd. I adore her, and I really want her to be able to finish her film…I think they have raised 60K of the 100K they need. 

Please check it out and spread the word, let’s get this film made!

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gaborousseau:

Hair envy, Poppy Montgomery in Unforgettable.

gaborousseau:

Hair envy, Poppy Montgomery in Unforgettable.

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cracked:

We wanted to know what it’s like to deal with schizophrenia on a day-to-day, non-Fight Club basis, so we sat down with a woman who suffers from it.
5 Lies You Probably Believe About My Life With Schizophrenia

#4. Voices Don’t Make You Do Terrible Things
Back when all of this first began, one of the voices started giving me graphic instructions to kill a particularly dickish teacher I had. This troubled me, to say the least. This was before I knew that everyone regarded me as a potential serial killer, so I went to the school counselor, who immediately flipped precisely all of her shit(s). That’s an understandable reaction, but fear of that response is what keeps a lot of mentally ill folk from getting help — it took a lot of pleading to convince her that I wasn’t going to return to school with an Uzi. In fact, the only time I’ve come anywhere close to violence since was the result of a medication called Haldol that I was taking, which causes mood swings. Even then, it was pretty much limited to screaming at my husband to get off my back about the damn dishes.

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cracked:

We wanted to know what it’s like to deal with schizophrenia on a day-to-day, non-Fight Club basis, so we sat down with a woman who suffers from it.

5 Lies You Probably Believe About My Life With Schizophrenia

#4. Voices Don’t Make You Do Terrible Things

Back when all of this first began, one of the voices started giving me graphic instructions to kill a particularly dickish teacher I had. This troubled me, to say the least. This was before I knew that everyone regarded me as a potential serial killer, so I went to the school counselor, who immediately flipped precisely all of her shit(s). That’s an understandable reaction, but fear of that response is what keeps a lot of mentally ill folk from getting help — it took a lot of pleading to convince her that I wasn’t going to return to school with an Uzi. In fact, the only time I’ve come anywhere close to violence since was the result of a medication called Haldol that I was taking, which causes mood swings. Even then, it was pretty much limited to screaming at my husband to get off my back about the damn dishes.

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