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Deadpool icons and linkspam
I've posted a metric ton of Deadpool icons (i.e. about 70) over on my icon journal, theiconolatrist.

Samples:

1. 2. 3. 4.

The rest are HERE.

Oh, and via The Deadpool Bugle (hurrah!), Comic Book Resources Interview with Daniel Way (a lot about Wolverine: Origins, but some about 'Pool):
Way confirmed in the interview that he will be incorporating ideas from both Cable and Deadpool and the solo Deadpool series, Deadpool will be heavily involved in the main Marvel Universe, and the artist on the new series will be Paco Medina.

and Daniel Way Interview and First Look at Paco Medina's Deadpool (a more 'Pool-focused interview):
Way confirms that Deadpool will be interacting with many characters form his past including Siryn, Domino, and Bullseye.
(Oh, thank goodness the art is better than the Wolverine: Origins art! It looks promising.)

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In other things, Stuff to Read:
(many of this week's links brought to you by our sponsor, Ranger Dave.)

How Long Will Women Shoulder the Blame for the Pay Gap:
On Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked a bill that would have overturned a Supreme Court ruling that sharply limited pay-discrimination suits based on gender under Title VII.

Exposed:
Knowing that the worst of my online oversharing is still publicly accessible doesn’t thrill me, but it doesn’t scare me anymore either.

15 Unfortunately Placed Ads:
Advertising can be creative and even purposely funny. But sometimes, an ad on a bad place can have unexpected results!

Via particle_person:

The Betrayal of Judas:
Did a 'dream team' of biblical scholars mislead millions?

Via nsfinch:

Free Seeds from America the Beautiful Fund:
Now we invite you to join in the America the Beautiful Fund® dream by making your own community more beautiful.

Via cleolinda:

EFF on Why Artists Should Support the Orphan Works Proposal:
The Orphan Works legislation would help resolve those fears and, in the process, encourage the display and re-use of these “lost” works.

Photo from the Slughorn's party scene of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Squee!

Dave Gibbons on Watchmen and Alan Moore:
The most important thing is that the Watchmen movie be a good movie. From what I've seen of it, I think it is going to be a good movie, and I think it's going to be as faithful to the original graphic novel as is possible, given the constraints of a movie and the nature of a graphic novel.
(And Alan Moore ONCE AGAIN takes his name off a film. Oh, V, you are in good company.)

ZOMG! Emily the Strange is coming to the big screen! (and Emily the Strange movie to be based on stickers. HEEHEEHEE.)
I am so going to wear one of my Emily the Strange shirts when I go see it. *is dorky*

And via, um...me and my bouncing around the internet:

A Not-so-inspiring Summation of Our New LJ Advisory Board Representative. With Links:
Congratulations, fandom. You managed to elect someone with a blatant conflict of interest who refuses to communicate with anyone outside her flist, blocks messages from anyone who might want to ask her questions about her candidacy, prohibits any criticism of LJ or the Abuse Team in her LJ, and ran on a blatantly anti-user/pro-LJ platform.


Late in the Term, an Exodus of Senior Officials:
With eight months left in President Bush's term, scores of senior officials already are heading for the exits, leaving nearly half the administration's top political positions vacant or filled by temporary appointees, federal statistics show. ...

The White House also has taken the unusual step of ordering federal agencies to stop proposing regulations after Sunday -- meaning that new rules on issues including greenhouse gases and air-traveler protection are unlikely to be finalized before Bush leaves office. ...

"You've got almost two years of pure chaos," said Paul C. Light, an expert on the federal bureaucracy at New York University's Wagner School of Public Service. "The civil servants don't know who they're supposed to be talking to. They're receiving no direction. Congress isn't being talked to. The president isn't really doing anything. It's really a highly vulnerable time for running a government."


Canada: Net Neutrality Bill Debuts in House of Commons:
The NDP has followed through with its promise to introduce legislation to the House of Commons that seeks to keep the internet open and free from control by service providers.

A Tiny Fruit that Tricks the Tongue:
The berry rewires the way the palate perceives sour flavors for an hour or so, rendering lemons as sweet as candy.

and

Helpful Tool I Should Start Using:
The icon table generator. :)

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In other things, North American Discworld Con Staff Artist Jon is working on the art for the convention shirts, and it is awesome. SQUEE.

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From: ext_102543 Date: May 31st, 2008 05:37 am (UTC) (current file)
Paco Medina's Deadpool looks badass. I really didn't like Steve Dillon drawing Deadpool in the Wolverine: Origins arc, and the initial rumors where that he was going to be doing the new Deadpool series. This is a big relief.

In a non-Deadpool related note, what is this Discworld Con? I love Pratchett as much if not more than I love Deadpool.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 31st, 2008 05:55 am (UTC) (current file)
I know you don't have an LJ account, but I'm assuming you'll see this anyway. (You should get an LJ account, they're free, and then you can get notified when someone replies to a comment. :)

Anyway, YES, I really dislike the art for both 'Pool AND Wolvie in Origins. It's just...weird. Not strong, badass pics, but kind of wavery, and skinny heads, and static as opposed to action-packed, and...bleh. Medina, on the other hand, looks like he's going to draw some awesome, butt-kicking, and action-y Deadpool pics. HURRAH!

OH, a Discworld fan, yay. The North American Discworld Convention will be taking place in September, 2009 in Tempe (part of the greater Phoenix area), Arizona. Current guests are Terry Himself (GoH), Diane Duane, Peter Morwood, and Esther Friesner (more info on them is on the site). We are currently looking into getting a couple or so other guests, as well. I'm the Vice-Chair and web designer for the con, and as such I also work a lot with the staff artist (as most of his art so far is the website art). He's working on a great convention t-shirt that I may be able to post a pic of eventually. :)
From: ext_102543 Date: May 31st, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC) (current file)
I got your "notice", I'll have to set up an account.

Arizona is kind of a haul for me to get there, but I'm really tempted. Every time Pratchett has come to Boston (where I live) I've been unable to go, and I don't know how many more chances I'll get. I'm sure you'll be posting stuff here, so I'll just keep reading to find out any news.
From: deadpoolbugle Date: May 31st, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC) (current file)
I got your "notice", I set up an account so now I'll get real notices.

Arizona is kind of a haul for me to get there, but I'm really tempted. Every time Pratchett has come to Boston (where I live) I've been unable to go, and I don't know how many more chances I'll get. I'm sure you'll be posting stuff here, so I'll just keep reading to find out any news.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: June 1st, 2008 03:09 am (UTC) (current file)
Cool! Livejournal is a fun thing. I added you to my friendslist. :)

Yeah, I'm not exactly in the AZ area either. :) However, since the chair, guest liason, and hotel liason are all from there, AND the organization we found to sponsor us is from there...we're going to be there. :) Not that it's a bad place - it's actually very nice. But yes, us East-coasters will have to fly.

The thing is, what with Terry being diagnosed with Alzheimer's :( 2009 is likely the last convention he'll do (assuming his health permits, of course). So...yeah, it's a good opportunity to be at a fun event with Terry.

I post about it here, and also all the Terry/con news goes up at nadwcon, which is the news community for the con. If you add it (and me) to your friendslist, when you click to read your list it will aggregate all the most recent friend entries for you to read.

P.S. Wait til you see what I bought today...
gestalt1 From: gestalt1 Date: May 31st, 2008 08:06 am (UTC) (current file)
*breaths a sigh of relief re:Deadpool. Ah, decent art! I'm so happy! I was actually getting leery about even buying the thing if Steve Dillon was going to be doing it, because I just hated his take in Origins. And Way's plans don't sound too bad yet. He's no Fabian, but I guess it won't be totally awful.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 31st, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC) (current file)
I know! I am looking forward to the art/solo series more now.

Yeah - when I read Origins itself, I worry about Way's writing of DP, but when I read the interviews, I get excited about it - so...I don't know. The difference may be in that he's writing DP a little differently in Origins because of the story arc. The other possibility is that he *thinks* he's writing DP the way he says, but we don't agree. Hah. I hope it's the former, and his solo DP ends up being more like what it sounds like in the article.

P.S. Your icon never fails to crack me up.
gestalt1 From: gestalt1 Date: May 31st, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC) (current file)
Yeah, I actually want to buy it!

I also really hope it's the former, because if it's the latter then he just... well, I will have to find out where he lives and go hit him. >_<

I hope he gets to meet up with Cable again when he gets back from whatever the hell he's doing in Weapon X, off in the future with Babie Jean random child.

Ps. Haha, I love that panel.
kiran59 From: kiran59 Date: May 31st, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC) (current file)
Dude I hope he brings back Baby Jean (all grown, obviously), so she can finally end Emma/Scott. Unpopular I know.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: June 1st, 2008 03:27 am (UTC) (current file)
Unpopular I know.

Not with me!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: June 1st, 2008 03:28 am (UTC) (current file)
I really want him and Cable back together again. *sigh*
gestalt1 From: gestalt1 Date: June 1st, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC) (current file)
*sigh* Yes. Tru wub!!! <3
fabfunk From: fabfunk Date: May 31st, 2008 08:20 am (UTC) (current file)
Thanks for the heads-up on this new LJ advisory board addition. I ran into a few of his cronies and was startled by their alarming levels of retardation.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 31st, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC) (current file)
It seems like the election ended up a bit like all the high-school elections I remember: a loud-mouthed popularity contest of the lowest kind. *sigh*

But, you know, maybe I'm being too pessimistic. I hope I'm wrong.
ashcomp From: ashcomp Date: May 31st, 2008 09:18 am (UTC) (current file)
On Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked a bill that would have overturned a Supreme Court ruling that sharply limited pay-discrimination suits based on gender under Title VII.

It's devoutly to be hoped that by the end of this year there won't *be* many (any?) Senate republicans.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 31st, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC) (current file)
YES, PLEASE. Hee.
ashcomp From: ashcomp Date: May 31st, 2008 09:24 am (UTC) (current file)
"Emily herself is very appealing little girl, there's an edge to her," Richardson said. "There is something very alluring to her image; people see it and respond to it immediately."

Word.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 31st, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC) (current file)
Awwww. *g*

P.S. Have I missed a VA meeting recently? I feel like it's been awhile since I attended, but I can never keep track.
ashcomp From: ashcomp Date: June 1st, 2008 11:04 am (UTC) (current file)
I think you did miss last month; you'll have another chance this coming Friday. We won't be there, unfortunately--currently in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney, Australia. We will be getting back Friday night, but sometime after midnight.

Adrienne's been housesitting for us. Being there cut off more than half of her daily commute. That and the use of a car made a pretty good deal for all concerned. She's managed to find a place in Gaithersburg with the use of said car, and is a pretty happy camper.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: June 1st, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC) (current file)
Ooh, Australia. Hope you're having fun! I can't make this Friday, because *I'll* be packing and getting ready for vacation. Heh.

That's good that Adrienne's housesitting helped both sides out. :) Glad she's found a good place.
realthog From: realthog Date: May 31st, 2008 12:42 pm (UTC) (current file)

Many thanks for such an interesting collection of web goodies, especially the Gospel of Judas piece and the Rats Desert Sinking Beltway Ship piece. Much appreciated!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 31st, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC) (current file)
Glad you're enjoying the links! I tend to get a build-up of interesting (well, to me at least) links sometimes and then post them all at once. :)

The Gospel of Judas piece just fascinated the heck out of me. Now I kind of want to go read the translation (when I have a bit of time, ack!)

The political piece is fairly relevant to me, since I've been working on recommended revisions to federal regulations for months now at work. I have a sinking feeling they're going to get stalled in approval, though. It's slightly unclear whether the halt to regs includes revisions or just new, so I guess I'll just have to see. *sigh*
realthog From: realthog Date: May 31st, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC) (current file)

"Now I kind of want to go read the translation (when I have a bit of time, ack!)"

Yeah, I was exactly the same. I was just about to start hunting down the downloadable Nat Geo translation mentioned in the article when I thought: You're being silly, Paul, aren't you?
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: June 1st, 2008 03:28 am (UTC) (current file)
Heh - maybe when I have a bit of time. I'll put it on my "wishlist" of Things To Do Should I Suddenly Have A Ton of Time To Do Things In."
kahlan_amnell From: kahlan_amnell Date: May 31st, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC) (current file)
I wish I knew where I will be in September 2009 so I could plan on going to the convention. However, I'll be finishing my MA in May 2009 and won't know until that spring where I'll be going next.

I suppose I could register for the convention and just wait on booking flights, but with my luck that weekend would contain something I have to do for school.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 31st, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC) (current file)
Well, you know, memberships aren't refundable, but they are transferable. So if you bought and then couldn't go, you could try advertising on the Con message board, or your journal, or in the Discworld comms here on LJ, and sell your membership to someone else for a slight discount (And membership prices will go up this September and possibly again after that, so if you sold it for the same you paid for it now at a later time, you'd get all your money back and still be selling cheaper than what the person would have to pay otherwise). It's not foolproof, but it'd probably work ok.

As a side note, I believe we are in the 200-something numbers for reg. right now, and our cap may be in the 900-something, so I don't think it would hurt to wait, either, except for prices rising.

Up to you! It'd be awesome if you came. :)
kiran59 From: kiran59 Date: May 31st, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC) (current file)
You love Wade like I love Wade!

Seriously, I love Siryn and Madrox, but back in the day I used to get into fandom fights with people because I thought Wade Wilson? PWNed Fucking Proudstar. And that was unpopular.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: June 1st, 2008 03:29 am (UTC) (current file)
I DIDN'T KNOW you loved Wade too. OH GOODY. :) I am slightly obsessed, but it's fun. *g*
chrryblssmninja From: chrryblssmninja Date: June 1st, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC) (current file)
wow tons of links

yay icon table generator!
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