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anonymous asked:

Universe reboots.

1. There needs to be at least a year’s worth of forewarning for creators and planning before they even begin taking steps towards it actually happening.

2. Put out a few core titles of the reboot BEFORE relaunching the whole line. For instance, Superman #1, Batman #1, etc. as Ultimate-style “GET IN ON THE GROUND FLOOR…OF A WHOLE NEW REALITY!” books to lay down a foundation of who these people are and what their world looks like before bringing the whole line along with them. That way you don’t have to do the whole thing at once, or just put out a handful of books in one month and slowly build it up over time, and the handful of books out before the whole reboot will be huge as windows into what the company is going to look like in a year (it could even be a way in that regard to test the waters and make course-corrections prior to the full launch).

3. There need to be a couple creative powerhouse headmen. Marvel had its architects, DC had the guys writing 52? They should be the ones making the decisions about the biggest characters alongside the writers of the individual books as a means of quality control.

4. Put out a Secret Origins-type book immediately.

5. Probably there’s no need to wipe out the old continuity in-universe? There’s an infinite Multiverse at both of the Big Two know, you could just move to looking at one of the other Earths, with the old reality out there to look back at anytime you want to. You miss out on cosmic shenanigans, but you could still have one final great battle as a closer to that world without actually destroying it, and lots of fans would probably have an easier time accepting the new world knowing their faves weren’t actively being destroyed/altered/otherwise disposed of.

Can we talk about Jared Padalecki?

Because sometimes he’s so soft and fluffly and I just want to protect him

and then there’s other times where I look at him and all I can think about is the dirty, filthy things I’d let him do to me

and he can just go seamlessly from one to the other

like

how

fucking

dare you

sir?

Jensen version

VENEZUELA IN CRISIS SIGNAL BOOST

The Venezuelan state of Bolivar has been continuously sacked for the last 24 hrs. Sacking has not been limited to stores, but houses are now being sacked too. People are currently crying and praying to God for help.

Not only this, but Venezuela is suffering a terrible inflation, food and medicine shortages and overall insecurity country-wide. Finally, even school curriculum is being changed, all to create a dumber generation. Reblog this with the hashtag #SosBolivarVe to show your support My country needs it more than ever.
And how does the bourgeoisie get over these crises? On the one hand by enforced destruction of a mass of productive forces; on the other, by the conquest of new markets, and by the more thorough exploitation of the old ones. That is to say, by paving the way for more extensive and more destructive crises, and by diminishing the means whereby crises are prevented.
—  Marx and Engels - Communist Manifesto 1848
Keep our eyes on the ball. . .

We need to stay focused on what is occurring in Washington DC right now. Of course the incoming administration wants you to focus on Meryl Streep, her awesome speech, and his tweets. He is a master of misdirection, sleight of hand, manipulation, or whatever you want to call it. When he tweets something outrageous look behind his back, below him, above him cause he is up to something he doesn’t want you to pay attention to.
The federal week in review:
1. Trump fires all Ambassadors and Special Envoys, ordering them out by inauguration day.
2. House brings back the Holman rule allowing them to reduce an individual civil service, SES positions, or political appointee’s salary to $1, effectively firing them by amendment to any piece of legislation. We now know why they wanted names and positions of people in Energy and State.
3. Senate schedules 6 simultaneous hearings on cabinet nominees and triple-books those hearings with Trump’s first press conference in months and an ACA budget vote, effectively preventing any concentrated coverage or protest.
4. House GOP expressly forbids the Congressional Budget Office from reporting or tracking ANY costs related to the repeal of the ACA.
5. Trump continues to throw the intelligence community under the bus to protect Putin, despite the growing mountain of evidence that the Russians deliberately interfered in our election.
6. Trump breaks a central campaign promise to make Mexico pay for the wall by asking Congress (in other words, us, the taxpayers) to pay for it.
7. Trump threatens Toyota over a new plant that was never coming to the US nor will take jobs out of the US.
8. House passes the REINS act, giving them veto power over any rules enacted by any federal agency or department–for example, FDA or EPA bans a drug or pesticide, Congress can overrule based on lobbyists not science. Don’t like that endangered species designation, Congress kills it.
We - progressive, liberal, libertarian and conservative - need to all wake up to what is actually happening to our beloved country.
#UnitedWeStand

Message for those who believe that the current influx of Middle Eastern refugees into the countries of western Europe constitutes a national emergency that requires extraordinary government measures to stem these people’s entry: For the past century or more, a perceived national emergency has always been advanced to justify the exercise of extraordinary government powers. Tyrants and authoritarian governments have scarcely ever gained power in any other way. If you think the new powers will be employed only against the would-be migrants, you are dreaming. That’s not how the growth of government power works.
—  Robert Higgs