May 29th, 2008

DP Sexy

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.