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Favorite Animals: Birds (Especially ravens, falcons, and mockingbirds) and cats (Big cats and house cats)
Favorite Artist/Bands: Gorillaz, Mayday Parade, The Clash, Sublime, Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks, The White Stripes, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, The 1975 ummm more honestly message me if you want to talk about music, I also listen to a lot of musical theatre, opera, and classical music
Favorite Drink: Coffee with French Vanilla creamer
Average Sleep: 7 hours
Number of blankets I sleep with: one comforter and one fleece hand-tie blanket, a bunch of pillows
Dream Trip: To take my best friend @sydable4 to the UK to see Abbey Road (she is a devoted Beatles fan), New Orleans, or Italy to see an opera at La Scala
Last thing you googled: “How many modern shows has Twin Peaks inspired”
How many blogs I follow: 177
Number of Followers: 33 (follow me guys let’s be mutuals :) )
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What is your aesthetic: Starry nights, big, lit-up cities and lush, dark, romantic imagery. Lots of black, grey and red
Zodiac sign: Sag
Orientation: All of them
Nationality: Born here with Italian and German ancestry
Favorite fruit: pineapple
Favourite season: Fall
Favourite Book: HP series
Favourite flower: Gerbana daisies
Favourite scent: men’s cologne
Favourite colour: black and hot pink
Favourite animals: Dogs and otters
Coffee, tea or hot cocoa: coffee
Average sleep hours: 7-10 hours
Cat or dog person: Dog
Favourite fictional character: The Doctor
Number of blankets you sleep with: 1
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What's so nostalgic about clarence? It's a newer show?
Yeah, Clarence was a better show when it was 1999 and we were hyping up
Phantom Menace and Lost in Space while playing 4 player split screen Diddy Kong Racing
attached to our Rumble packs included with Star Fox 64 we stole from
Block Buster video after they ran out of VHS rental copies of Deep
Inpact so your mom decided to get the latest Meg Ryan movie while
driving you and your friends to Taco Bell only to break the news the
taco bell chihuahua was put down and your Ace Ventura The Animated
Series free toy with every kids meal didn’t help you feel better but at
least the latest crappy US remake of Godzilla was airing on TBS followed
by Men in Black which you only rewatch over and over since you’re too
poor to buy the new William CD that didn’t even include the MIB theme
that your creepy mustached P.E. teacher forced the class to dance to
during rainy days along with a decomposing over played Macarena audio
cassette while a kid misplaced the gym teachers Chumbawamba Tubthumping
CD because he brought it home in hopes to play it on his Windows Media
Player with all the wicked sick visualizers on Windows 98 wired into
America Online on over 40 different AOL free trial discs each sighned up
to different collan slash comma dot random number hot mail account with
no messages other than whatever spam mail offering viagra and Silly
Slammers discount coupons until the internet stopped working with your
last resort for fun is to play minesweeper pinball a pirate copy of Doom
and the Jump Start educational game featuring Pajama Sam
Academy Award® winning actress, KATE WINSLET [Jeanine Matthews] has brought to life some of cinema’s most captivating and memorable roles. Her résumé consists of critically and commercially acclaimed work as well as a span of awards and honors that illustrate Winslet’s talent and solidify her a permanent place in cinema history.
Winslet won her first Academy Award®, after a stunning past 5 nominations, for her role as Hannah Schmitz in Stephen Daldry’s 2008 The Reader directed by Stephen Daldry. Winslet also won a Golden Globe®, SAG Award®, BAFTA, and Critics’ Choice Award, among many others, for the role. She also starred that year in Revolutionary Road, directed by Sam Mendes, which reteamed her with Titanic co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. Winslet won a Golden Globe® and received many nominations for her portrayal of April Wheeler.
Raised in a family of actors, Winslet began performing for British television when she was thirteen. At the age of seventeen, she made an international name for herself in Peter Jackson’s feature film Heavenly Creatures. She followed that in 1995 with her role as Marianne Dashwood in Ang Lee’s Sense And Sensibility. Winslet received her first Academy Award® nomination for this performance and was also nominated for a Golden Globe®. She then went on to win the BAFTA and the Screen Actors Guild Award®.
Winslet co-starred with Christopher Eccleston in Michael Winterbottom’s Jude; and then as Ophelia in Kenneth Branagh’s HAMLET. She appeared as the iconic survivor, Rose, in James Cameron’s Titanic opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. At the age of 22, Winslet received her second Academy Award® nomination for this role and the honor of being the youngest actress ever to be nominated for two Academy Awards®.
In 1997 Winslet starred as Julia in Hideous Kinky, directed by Gillies McKinnon; and in 1998 co-starred with Harvey Keitel in Jane Campion’s comedic drama Holy Smoke. She also starred in Philip Kaufman’s period drama Quills along with Geoffrey Rush, Joaquin Phoenix and Michael Caine.
Winslet starred in the 2001 Richard Eyre production of Iris, playing the young Iris Murdoch to Judi Dench’s older Iris and received Golden Globe® and Oscar® nominations. She next starred in Michael Apteds’ Enigma, a spy drama about code breakers during WWII, and The Life Of David Gale with Kevin Spacey. She dyed her hair blue and orange for her portrayal of the quirky Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Minds, for which she received Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and BAFTA nominations for Best Actress. She then went on to star opposite Johnny Depp in Finding Neverland, which was named the 2004 Best Film by the National Board of Review.
In 2006, Winslet was seen in All The King’s Men, with Jude Law and Sean Penn, directed by Steven Zaillian. She then extended her voice to the animated feature Flushed Away; and finished the year in the romantic comedy The Holiday opposite Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Jack Black. She starred opposite Patrick Wilson and Jennifer Connelly in Todd Field’s Little Children for which she received her fifth Academy Award® nomination for Best Actress.
Winslet filmed the title role in HBO’s multi award-winning 5-part mini-series Mildred Pierce for which she won an Emmy®, Golden Globe® and SAG Award® as Best Actress in 2010. She joined the ensemble cast of Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion; and starred in Roman Polanski’s Carnage, which premiered in competition at the 2011 Venice Film Festival.
She co-stars with Josh Brolin in director Jason Reitman’s Labor Day which opened on 31st January 2014. The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival and earned Winslet a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Actress.
At the end of 2014, Winslet shot two very different films: reprising her villainous role from Divergent in The Divergent Series: Insurgent, the second film in Veronica Roth’s best-selling book series; and Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker, based on the novel by Rosalie Ham. Winslet will also star in A Little Chaos, an upcoming British period drama film directed by Alan Rickman and written by Allison Deegan, in which she plays a landscape gardener involved in the creation of the gardens at Louis XIV’s Versailles. The film also stars Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci and Helen McCrory. 2015 will see the release of Triple Nine, where Winslet will star opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Gal Gadot, Aaron Paul and Norman Reedus.
In 2012, Winslet was awarded the CBE, which she received from Queen Elizabeth II in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. She was also awarded in March 2014 a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame cementing her status amongst the stars of Hollywood.
This isn’t a rant, just some honest views of a SMWW fan.
It all started couple of years ago when I was one of the most ardent fans of Superman. Back then I was too young to understand the dynamics of any romantic relationship portrayed in the comics or the animated series on Cartoon Network. Though, even in those early years there were two things I disliked about Superman. One, the red underwear he wore outside. Two, Lois Lane.
At a very young age I understood there were two kinds of women. The brave warrior (Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Black Widow) and damsels in distress (Lois Lane, Mary Jane Watson). When I was finally done with the damsels, I stopped reading Superman and Spider-Man altogether. I moved back to X-Men, Anime and Mangas.
Then came New 52, bringing us one of the best relationships ever portrayed in the history of comics – Superman and Wonder Woman. This slowly pulled me back to DC, as I picked up the copy of Superman/Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Power Couple. Things were going great till DC announced Rebirth. As you may already know it has been awfully disappointing. Then I came across some lovely fans of SuperWonder; they are awfully kind, friendly and supportive. But with every good in the world exists its not up to par counterpart – the yin to their yang – the Clois fans. They have done stuff which is better if I don’t speak about it here. I haven’t really seen them do any good. That’s okay. Each to their own. Everyone has a right to share their opinion.
As the announcements of Rebirth began, Clois fans have taken to Twitter to write some foul things about us and also our metaphorical ship sinking. Fine! They have played their cards. So here’s our move. It is not sinking and it will never sink till WE let it. And I don’t see that happening anytime soon.
Then I realized the best way to deal with this is to be patient, be quiet and stop reading hateful tweets. This has worked. And seeing as Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot have undeniable chemistry, we can always hope to see our Power Couple on the big screen. The Power Couple being Superman and Wonder Woman – equals, partners.
And here’s something Clois seem to forget:
We still have this brilliant animated series! And if our words are heard, we might even get a SuperWonder animated movie. I’m not giving up on them, so my dear friends, have hope and never give up! As hellacre13 said this a few times “Vote with your wallets.” I’m not buying another DC comic till they bring back SuperWonder and New 52 Superman.
And I salute everyone who ships Wonder Woman with Superman. After all, the big guy needs an equal. He deserves better than being a personal bodyguard. He deserves love. So, this is it. My not-so-short view on SuperWonder. Thank you, dear admin, for this wonderful blog. More power to you!
If you don’t watch Tetsuwan Birdy Decode, you’re missing out on a great series. It may look like fan service, but it’s a surprisingly smart and awesomely animated TV show. Think Men In Black-meets- Ranma ½-meets- Wonder Woman. :-)
So, one of the children I work with in my civilian life is a 14 year old boy (this is different from the famous 14-year-old that you might know of if you follow my Twitter) who is vaguely into comics, having some boxes full of older stuff that belonged to his older brothers or other family members, but he only knows enough to take an inaccurate position from which to argue against me about what is cool or true.
He asked me to recommend some Batman books for him that he can buy with his allowance. I wrote up a list for him, and I figured I should post it here on old Toombles in case it might be useful for someone else and also so you can see the way that I talk to children in my real life.
BATMAN BOOKS FOR [A YOUNG TEEN] TO BUY AND THEN READ
Batman Year One by Frank
Miller and David Mazzucchelli
(This is the definitive origin story for Batman and is considered one
of the two best Batman stories of all time. The other of those two,
The Dark Knight Returns [written and drawn by Frank Miller], I would
suggest you give it another two or three years before you check it
Batman: A Celebration of
75 Years by Various (This will
give you a good survey of Batman’s history from 1939 until today, and
prove that you are completely wrong about Batman being dark and grim
for his whole history. [You are completely wrong about that.])
Batman: The Long
Halloween by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale
(If you ever become older and more sophisticated, you might realize
that the story here is not nearly as good as the art, but at age 14
it should really hit the sweet spot for you.)
Batman: Mad Love and
Others by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm
(This is a collection of award-winning stories by the creators of the
Batman animated series from the 1990s, a decade you may have heard
Batman: Black and White
by various (There are several
volumes of this, maybe four? They are collections of continuity-free
short Batman stories in black and white by literally the best
creators in comics alive at the time the books were coming out.)
Batman and the Monster
Men/Batman and the Mad Monk by Matt Wagner
(These two stories are modern retellings of early Batman stories from
early in his history. They are cool.)
Batgirl/Robin: Year One
by Chuck Dixon, Scott Beatty, Javier Pulido, and Marcos Martin (If
you are interested in either Batgirl or Robin, you should get this
book that collects stories set early in their history [though not
actually made early in their history].)
Batman: Zero Year by
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
(If you want to see the current canonical origin of Batman, this is
it. It is probably collected in two different books, so you’ll have
to buy both to get the whole story. One is called Zero Year—Secret
City and the other is called Zero Year—Dark City. If you like this
story, you should also get City of Owls by the same writer and
Batman ‘66 by Jeff
Parker, Jonathan Case, and others (This
book is set in the world of the 1966 Batman TV show, and it is super
great. I know 14 is the age when you find that show super
embarrassing, but I promise it’s actually hilarious and great, and so
is this comic.)
Legends of the Dark
Knight by various (There are
several different volumes of this anthology series that collects
non-continuity stories by different creators. Buy whichever one or
ones look coolest to you.)
you read one of these and think it is cool, pay attention to who
wrote and drew it. Look for more comics by those people rather than
just looking for more Batman comics. I promise it will pay off for
maybe when you’re older, I’ll show you the REAL best Batman comics
Dwayne McDuffie was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Leroy McDuffie and Edna McDuffie Gardner. He attended The Roeper School and went on to the University of Michigan, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English, then earning a master’s degree in physics. He then moved to New York to attend film school at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. While McDuffie was working as a copy editor at the business magazine Investment Dealers’ Digest, a friend got him an interview for an assistant editor position at Marvel Comics.
Going on staff at Marvel as editor Bob Budiansky’s assistant on special projects, McDuffie helped develop the company’s first superhero trading cards. He also scripted stories for Marvel. His first major work was Damage Control, a miniseries about the company that shows up between issues and tidies up the mess left by the latest round of superhero/supervillain battles.
After becoming an editor at Marvel, McDuffie submitted a spoof proposal for a comic entitled Ninja Thrashers in response to Marvel’s treatment of its black characters. Becoming a freelancer in 1990, McDuffie wrote for dozens of various comics titles for Marvel, DC Comics, and Archie Comics. In addition, he wrote Monster in My Pocket for Harvey Comics editor Sid Jacobson, whom he cites on his website as having taught him everything he knows. In early 1991, he divorced his first wife, Patricia D. Younger, in Seminole County, Florida.
In the early 1990s, wanting to express a multicultural sensibility that he felt was missing in comic books, McDuffie and three partners founded Milestone Media, which The Plain Dealer of Cleveland, Ohio, described in 2000 as “the industry’s most successful minority-owned-and operated comic company.” McDuffie explained:
“If you do a black character or a female character or an Asian character, then they aren’t just that character. They represent that race or that sex, and they can’t be interesting because everything they do has to represent an entire block of people. You know, Superman isn’t all white people and neither is Lex Luthor. We knew we had to present a range of characters within each ethnic group, which means that we couldn’t do just one book. We had to do a series of books and we had to present a view of the world that’s wider than the world we’ve seen before.”
Milestone, whose characters include the African-American Static, Icon, and Hardware; the Asian-American Xombi, and the multi-ethnic superhero group the Blood Syndicate, which include black, Asian and Latino men and women, debuted its titles in 1993 through a distribution deal with DC Comics. Serving as editor-in-chief, McDuffie created or co-created many characters, including Static.
After Milestone had ceased publishing new comics, Static was developed into an animated series Static Shock. McDuffie was hired to write and story-edit on the series, writing 11 episodes.
His other television writing credits included Teen Titans and What’s New, Scooby-Doo?.
McDuffie was hired as a staff writer for the animated series Justice League and was promoted to story editor and producer as the series became Justice League Unlimited.During the entire run of the animated series, McDuffie wrote, produced, or story-edited 69 out of the 91 episodes.
McDuffie also wrote the story for the video game Justice League Heroes.
McDuffie was hired to help revamp and story-edit Cartoon Network’s popular animated Ben 10 franchise with Ben 10: Alien Force, continuing the adventures of the ten-year-old title character into his mid and late teenage years. During the run of the series, McDuffie wrote episodes 1–3, 14, 25–28, 45 and 46 and/or story-edited all forty-six episodes. McDuffie also produced and story edited for the second sequel series Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, which premiered April 23. 2010. He wrote episodes 1, 10, 11, 16, 30, 39 together with J. M. DeMatteis and 52.
McDuffie wrote a number of direct-to-DVD animated films featuring DC Comics characters - including Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths and Justice League: Doom. He scripted the direct-to-DVD adaptation of All-Star Superman, which was released one day after his death. Justice League: Doom was released posthumously in 2012.
McDuffie’s work was also seen on Ben 10: Omniverse, having shared story by credit on the first two episodes, “The More Things Change, Parts 1 and 2.”
A pioneer who paved the way for increasing awareness and diversity within the mainstream comic book industry as well as animation, Dwayne’s memory and contribution will never be forgotten. Rest In Power, brother.