18th title

Artist Check-Ins

Hey artists, the channel for the discord server is now open. Please check-in there or drop us a message here with the following information by 18th November:

  • Title of your assigned fic
  • Description of planned fanwork (cover art, comic, playlist, etc)
  • Where you are at with your planned fanwork

Reminder: Artist check-ins are mandatory. This checkpoint is to make sure you have been in contact with your assigned author, and have a draft of the story to work with.

We don’t need to see your artwork, because we’re using the honour system, but the deadline for the final versions of both fics and art is 2nd December. Please make sure that you are on track to reaching that deadline.

youtube

YESTERDAY something important happened. For most of you it won’t probably matter but please give it 5 minutes if you care for all LGBT people, not just those from the US! For LGBT people in Poland, a deeply catholic land that still treats us like dirt in the name of God, it’s so damn important… this is why I ask you to share this.

This is a footage from a film in the making titled “Artykuł osiemnasty” (“the 18th article”). That title is also a name of the polish law that describes marriage as a union between a man and a woman (which is the most powerful tool for polish goverment to still block civil unions, same sex marriages and basically any other law propositions that could help sexual minorities to survive).  

In this country they will lynch you in the name of God. In public television you hear a priest (Dariusz Oko, mentioned in the speech) telling with no shame that gay men are deviants who sleep with thousands of partners a year and their sex leads to anal bleedins and shitting themselves (sounds like a speech taken out from a mouth of some Ugandan clerk, not a guy invited to national television in the country that is a member of the European Union, doesn’t it?). You hear a newly elected president who, asked about homosexuals working in his office, answers he wouldn’t mind as long as they don’t go half naked, because he won’t tolerate anyone inpropriately dressed for work, no matter gay or straight. Finally, not a long time ago, a 14 year old boy (who knows if he was gay, maybe not) hangs himself on the shoe lace because he’s bullied in school so badly and the reason is he looks and behaves like a “faggot”. And even then, people have to literally scream at minister of education to enforce her to say that word, to finally hear the word “homophobia” coming from her mouth. But nothing else happens. Homophobic teachers, including priests who teach religion in public schools, keep verbally bashing LGBT people. Facebook is full of “fanpages” still bullying that poor boy (like “Dominik, it’s good he’s dead”).

And this is a brave Vatican priest (he comes from a polish city, Gdansk) who decided to break the silence. It all started when he wrote an article about hatred that is affecting our country and our church on the example of mentioned above priest Dariusz Oko, titled “Theology and violence”…


Then he offically came out. He was interviewed already by few polish leading newspapers, he even said he is in a relationship with a man and loves him and that helped him to become a better priest. 

Today at 12 pm. (in one hour) he is going to give a speech IN VATICAN CITY, in protection of LGBT people. The makers of polish film “Artykuł osiemnasty” are there with him.

Here, finally, a translation of what he’s saying. I gave you a context to make you understand why his coming out is so emotional and so important. I stole most of the translation tho, it comes from some catholic website that called him mentally ill, so I’m not gonna give a link to them.

My name is Krzysztof Charamsa. Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa. I am a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith…the second secretary of the International Theological Commission. I’m a theologian, philosopher; I lecture in bioethics at the Pontifical Gregorian University… I am gay.

I love our country, our fatherland, I am a patriot… when in parliament, in my fatherland, someone can  put down a homosexual person with impunity, with impunity! And nobody turns off his microphone!

If someone can travel around, as does Fr. [Dariusz] Oko my country with his theater of the absurd, demagoguery, ideologies, and do so with impunity!

When someone becomes the president of this country, and can be allowed with impunity to make insinuations about improper attire of my social group, and the next day not apologize for his words; with impunity!

When the former president for five years, didn’t meet with homosexual families, not even for half an hour, to look them in the eye. With impunity ignore then! Those for whom they were established to serve.

The Church is silent, hideously silent, and when Dominic from Bieżuń takes his own life, because  he can’t endure homophobia; the hate. Then the Church is silent, and legalistically, leaves everything before some prosecutor. When the Church should be a moral authority, is then silent. That means we have struck a growing crisis, hypocrisy, falsehood, insensitivity. Where is our Gospel?”

also, please go and like this video on Youtube. It would matter tons because hate this is getting is depressing.

Tennis is a tough sport. There’s no draws but if there was going to be one I would have been very happy to accept one tonight
—  Roger Federer after defeating Rafa Nadal in the Australian Open Final and winning his 18th Grand Slam Title

“Edmund de Waal:  ten thousand things at #GagosianBeverlyHills ends this Thursday, February 18th.

The exhibition title “ten thousand things” derives from a longer phrase by John Cage about work, endless repetition, and unfolding, a citation inspired by the Taoist metaphor of indefinite multitude that underscores Chinese modular patterns of thought.
__________
Image: the ten thousand things, for John Cage, XX, 2015, 3 porcelain vessels and Cor-Ten steel block in aluminum box, 17 11/16 × 17 11/16 × 7 ½ inches (45 × 45 × 19 cm) © Edmund de Waal

9

Serena Williams Wins 2014 U.S. Open Title and 18th Grand Slam Title

Serena Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki, 6-3, 6-3, at the 2014 U.S. Open, her 3rd consecutive U.S. Open title and 18th Grand Slam Title. (Photographs from Nike, The Boston Globe and Fox.)

According to The Associated Press:

Williams equaled Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with 18 major singles titles, the fourth-most in history. Williams also matched Evert’s total of six championships at the U.S. Open and became the first woman to win three in a row since Evert’s four-title run from 1975-78.

WINNING! Congratulations to Serena Williams! ❤ 

When The Flash Meets Supergirl: Seven Things That Need To Happen

Photo Credit: Grant Gustin Instagram 

The superhero universe was blessed when CBS announced that Grant Gustin, the star of The CW’s The Flash would be making an appearance in an upcoming Supergirl episode set to air in March. Yes, Barry Allen is speeding over to National City. The Flash is finally teaming up with Supergirl, making this an unconventional cross-network crossover. 

The Flash proved that superheroes don’t have to be dark and brooding arriving with a lighter tone that its sustained. In some ways, Supergirl followed in the same footsteps with its tone (compared to The Flash’s parent show Arrow); it seems perfect that it’s Barry who gets a ticket to National City because of how much he’ll complement Kara Danvers’ charm. Not to mention that it’s nice to know that Supergirl exists in the already established Arrowverse and not off floating in its own DC bubble.

The two of them are destined to be a perfect fit and we’ve already got our first glimpse thanks to Grant Gustin, who’s excitedly been Instagramming pictures on the set of Supergirl (like the one above with Melissa Benoist). Here’s seven things that could, and should happen when The Flash meets Supergirl.

1. They’ll share their dorky sense of humour because they’re practically the same person.

Barry and Kara meeting is such a perfect fit, it’s almost criminal that this is happening. They’ll realise that they have the same humour and will geek out over the same nerdy things. They also have in common what it’s like to hide their identity to the public and being afraid of what will happen if someone spills the beans. And they’ll just be insanely charming together. 

2. They’ll figure out who’s actually the fastest.

Originally posted by dailydcheroes

Speed off in National City? This has got to happen, right? Barry is a speedster but Kara is a Kryptonian so the odds are neck and neck. We’ve seen some friendly competition between The Flash and Arrow (Stephen Amell) during their crossover so it’s only a matter of when this will happen. 

3. If Cisco joins Barry in National City, he will probably fangirl hard over Supergirl.

We’ve already seen Cisco (Carlos Valdes) fall head over heels when he helped out Black Canary (Katie Cassidy) create some super cool gadgets and he found out who she really was. If he makes the trip to National City, he’ll go crazy for Kara. 

4. James and Winn will feel threatened by Barry’s arrival.

James (Mechad Brooks) and Winn (Jeremy Jordan) will be like “Who’s this guy?!” They might be sceptical at first, but they’ll soon realise that they’re all friends and that it’s all cool. Barry’s only here to help.

5. They’ll have an epic showdown to take down a meta-human. 

Originally posted by anfurnee

There hasn’t been a synopsis for this episode yet but it’s easy to guess that Kara will need some help with a meta-human who’s out to destroy National City. So, it’s not like Kara and Barry haven’t dealt with their fair share of crazy villains. We should probably expect an epic, epic finale fight, considering their powers.

6. And their suits will look amazing side by side.

Being a superhero isn’t really about the costumes but the significance behind seeing them together will be more exciting. This will make it an unconventional meeting of two shows on different American networks. It has been made possible because both networks are owned by the same company and both shows are produced by the same people. But the fact that Barry and Kara will meet on-screen is definitely something to geek about. 

7. Finally, there should be a musical number thrown in, just because.

Originally posted by in-fandom-wonderland

You can’t have an episode with Glee alums Grant Gustin, Melissa Benoist and Broadway mega-star Jeremy Jordan without anyone busting into song and dance!

Grant Gustin will appear in the 18th episode of Supergirl titled “Worlds Finest” which is scheduled to air on CBS on 28th March 2016.

3

Already a great in Milan, what is Kaka looking for?

By Anthony Lopopolo

Even journalists asked for his autograph, the ultimate sin. Even the fans who make the most intimidating stadium in Europe stood and applauded for Kaka. He dashed across the field at Celtic Park in November like he did on that famous night in 2007 against Manchester United when two defenders ran into each other as he headed the ball by them. 

What’s always present is his composure. Kaka stands tall and scans and navigates the field while running with perfect posture. (That’s all the more remarkable given that he was almost left paralyzed after slipping off a slide at a swimming pool.) Not all of the passes hit the target, although not much is hasty either. And when it’s just him and the ‘keeper, he often rolls the ball into the net, gently.

Keep reading