“Esperaba sentir algo diferente pero hace unas semanas tuve a mi primer bebé y ésa es la mejor sensación del mundo. Pero está claro que el sentimiento de ganar una carrera es fantástico. Estoy realmente feliz por mi equipo, han trabajado muy duro. He arriesgado, he sido el único en hacerlo y no entiendo por qué. Para mi todos ellos son unos cobardes, porque si escoges el neumático duro atrás también lo tienes que poner delante".
“Māori residents of Matakana Island are warning people who want to buy and build on the remote island in the Tauranga harbour. They’re opposing plans to build more than 100 houses in forested areas on the island and they say any new homes will be burned down.”
Exclusive: Marvel’s New Iron Man Will Be Known As…Ironheart!
Last month we learned that Tony Stark would be stepping down as Iron Man, and bequeathing his role to Riri Williams, a young science prodigy who had fashioned her own version of Starks’s Iron Man suit. Now, in a WIRED exclusive, Marvel has revealed that when Williams officially steps into the role this November, she’ll be known as Ironheart.
Writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Stefano Caselli have teamed up to create Ironheart’s beginning in this fall’s Invincible Iron Man #1. While Williams and Stark have recently met in the current run of Invincible Iron Man, the new volume will serve as the official transition into Riri’s Stark-sanctioned heroism.
The new character name, Bendis says, came out of a group discussion with editors.“Iron Woman seemed old fashioned to some,” he says. “Iron Maiden looked like a legal nightmare. And Ironheart, coined by Joe Quesada, after I told him my planned story for Riri, speaks not only to the soul of the character but to the Iron Man franchise as a whole. Tony first put on the armor to save his heart. Riri puts it on for different reasons altogether but still heart-related. When people see her story, you’ll be amazed at how simple and brilliant Joe’s suggestion was.”
Williams, who enrolled at MIT at 15, reverse-engineered a suit of power armor in her dorm room—but that doesn’t mean Stark won’t be part of the Iron Man ethos: Riri’s in-armor A.I. will based on Tony’s own personality. “Regardless of where he might be physically,” says Tom Breevort, who’s editing the series, “he’ll be soaring along with her spiritually.”
Ironheart is yet another signal—along with Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel, Miles Morales as Spider-Man, Jane Foster as the new Thor, and Amadeus Cho as the Hulk—that Marvel is moving toward a more inclusive universe. And as with so many of those mantle-passings, the original announcement that an African-American woman would replace Tony Stark led to a backlash from the Internet’s comment sectioneers, as well as a separate conversation about the importance of who’s actually telling the stories. But for most, Williams taking the suit has been a celebration. As Bendis told Time earlier this year, “We never had a meeting saying, ‘We need to create this character.’ It’s inspired by the world around me and not seeing that represented enough in popular culture.”
Either way, the cover art of Williams in her suit—along with its variant cover above, depicting Williams admiring her own handiwork—looks great. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if Bendis can tell an Ironheart story as great as the ones he’s given Tony Stark over the years.
I would first like to state that a strict religion is not synonymous with a cruel religion, neither is it synonymous with an unaccepting one.
In most cases, in order to be considered a strict religion, if must be strict on one or more of the following ways:
Moral codes >This includes things like not being selfish or boastful, and any other morals taught by the religion Behavior codes >This includes things like donating, tithing, not working on holy days, and other such things Dress codes >This includes things such as religious paraphernalia, fabric type, garment type, and other such things Diet >This includes things such as not eating certain foods (usually ones considered unclean), not eating at certain times, or only eating animal products that were made from animals sacrificed in the name of the religion
The strictness can come in the form of requirements or restrictions >Requirements: things followers must do (followers must pray, must donate, must wear prayer beads, etc) >Restrictions: things followers are not allowed to do (followers must not break the rules, followers must not work on certain days, followers must not wear certain types of clothing, etc)
The concept of the chosen people This concept usually appeals to ego (“only the worthy will receive salvation/paradise/etc”)
Is it conditional? >What are the conditions? >>Do you have to be birthed in, no exceptions? If they are born of two converts, does it still count, or does it have to be from a long line of followers? >>Do you have to be birthed in or converted? >>Do you just have to follow the required behaviors (and nothing else)? >>Do you just have to believe in the religious teachings (even if you don’t follow the rules)? >>Do you have to be born in, follow the behaviors, and believe? >>Do you have to complete a spiritual quest/religious rite? >>Do you have to convert others and spread the word?
What is the treatment of converts compared to the treatment of those born in the religion? >Are converts given further rules and restrictions? >Are converts considered better due to their conscious decision to follow the religion?
What is believed to happen to those who are not chosen? >>Is this the same thing they believe happens to those who do not follow the rules? >>>After one has broken a rule, what happens? >>>>Is it believed they will receive punishment after death, or are they required to repent in life? >>>>>Is it believed that repenting will completely absolve them, or that iit will only lessen their punishment after death? >>>>If they cannot be absolved completely, how do they convince a person not to break any further rules? >>>>>Threats? (Ex. "If you don’t behave it’ll be even worse.”) >>>>>Bribes? (Ex. “If you behave perfectly from now on, there’s a chance your punishment will be lessened.”) >Do they not get an afterlife? >Do they receive eternal damnation and suffering? >>Are there different levels of punishment? >Is there just a longer waiting period before they are accepted into the afterlife? >>Is this done in a limbo-like place, or in the same place as sinners? The more severe the religion, the more severe the punishments will be for not following the requirements and restrictions.
When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a “Just because.” You can explain: “Red is for stop and green is for go.” Or, you can turn the question back to her and help her figure out the answer with plenty of encouragement.
No parent, teacher or caregiver has the time or patience to respond perfectly to all of the many, many, many opportunities like these that come along. But a new book, Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children, is designed to get us thinking about the magnitude of these moments.