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The Mesozoic Park: Corythosaurus

Common name: ‘Duck Billed’ Dinosaur Size: up to 9 m (30 ft) long Age: Upper Cretaceous (77 – 75.7 million years ago) Geographic range: North America Liked: Chatting Disliked: Swimming Taxonomy: Animalia > Chordata > Dinosauria > Ornithischia > Hadrosauridae

Affectionately known as the 'Duck Billed Dinosaur’, this big herbivore was a communicator.

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Drabbles for IchiRuki Month

I set a challenge to myself for these drabbles. I promised myself I would complete each in one sitting, so they may not be as polished as a published story. Also, I wanted each of them to be unique and not what was expected. I loosely used the prompts but I did not go with the obvious. Also, any warnings pertaining to the drabble (language, sexual content, etc.) will be posted with the prompt title and word count.

28. Headcanons (words)

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It's Lois Lane's 75th Anniversary!

Seventy-five years ago today, Action Comics #1 arrived on newsstands. On the cover, of course, was Superman. But inside the issue was the debut of one of the most enduring characters in pop culture and she came out swinging.

From her very first appearance Lois Lane, one of the most memorable moments for women in DC history, became an integral, critical part of the Superman mythos. As readers read that first story and saw this strange man do amazing things, Lois plays a stand-in for the reader as Superman calms her concerns.

But Lois Lane would do much more that just be a stand-in for the reader. She would become the model for the modern career woman who reveled in her job and strived to be the best there was in her field regardless of gender. 

Lois Lane became short hand for aggressive reporter and I know she’s a big reason why I went to Journalism school. And she was also, after Batgirl, what drew me to DC Comics. In fact, when I started this blog she was the very first character I wrote a post about.

To celebrate her 75th Anniversary, I reached out to a number of her creators to see if they’d be willing to talk about Lois Lane. The responses were fast and enthusiastic. Everyone wanted to talk about Lois. I’m going to start posting these interviews today. And don’t forget to participate in the Lois Lane Event on Twitter this evening! And if you have a love for Lois, the wonderful “Women Write About Comics” site is running a blogging carnival to celebrate Lois’ anniversary. If you have a desire to write about Lois drop them a note.

I think it’s beyond fair to say that Lois Lane is one of DC Comics most well known female characters having appeared in books, multiple movies, multiple television shows, books and even Broadway in addition to comics. I look forward to seeing what DC has planned to celebrate her anniversary.

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NEVER HIDE - Ray Ban

For the 75 Year Legends campaign, one of the Ray Ban campaign posters featured a grainy, vintage looking photograph of two very well dressed men holding hands with the people in the background staring at them (with what looks like disgust).
Now I know this image isn’t anything i’ve shot or been a part of but I found this image compelling to look at in (what some might still see as a) controversial Ad Campaign for one of the worlds most successful brand of Eyewear.
We are now living in 2012 and this campaign says “be part of the Legend on ray-ban.com” which clearly implies that everyone should be proud of who they are and be proud of the Ray Ban brand for supporting Gay Rights. The NEVER HIDE title again is very striking and bold showing that there should be no issue with Gay Marriages or Gay Rights and with the picture itself looking rather 1940’s with the tweed and herringbone suits, large lapels and pocket-hankerchiefs, it shows that the world shouldn’t have any issues with Gay Rights whatever the era.

The ad is part of the Ray Ban campaign and in 2007 was described;
“Having the courage to express your true self, your thoughts and your personality genuinely, to stay faithful to the values of authenticity and uniqueness have, in fact, made up the DNA of the Ray-Ban brand since its beginning in 1937 to today. And it is these qualities that characterize true leaders.”

A phenomenal ad campaign that speaks out and includes everyone in their brand, showing no prejudice or exclusivity. 

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“Darwyn Cooke’s Batman Beyond”

More Batman, anyone? I, for one, can’t get enough Batman animation. All the fun of Terry McGinnis (Will Friedle) and Bruce Wayne (Kevin Conroy) facing off against many of the favorite iterations of animated Batman!

This clip aired at WonderCon this year as more of the celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary.

Want more Batman 75th anniversary animation? Check out Bruce Timm’s Batman: Strange Days animated short.

-Chris