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I made a video for Sense8 using the song Sun was dancing to in episode 4 of season 2. If you like it please share it with your friends. Thank you. https://www.change.org/p/netflixlat-netflix-sense8-sense-8-season-3-renewal

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I started posting these last week on Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko’s birthday, one panel/decade per day. Today I posted the final panel, coinciding with Miles Morales’ co-creator @brianmichaelbendis announcing his departure from Marvel. Definitely an end of an era.

Tribute to Steve Ditko and Stan Lee, John Romita, Gerry Conway, Ross Andru, Roy Thomas, Gil Kane, David Michelinie, Todd McFarlane, Bill Mantlo, Ed Hannigan, Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz, Rick Leonardi, Alex Saviuk, Marv Wolfman, Dave Cockrum, Roger Stern, John Romita JR, Terry Kavanagh, Steven Butler, Mark Bagley, J.M. Straczynski, Brian Michael Bendis, Sara Pichelli, Mark Millar, Jack Kirby, the dozen Sinister Syndicate creators, and the hundreds who had a hand in shaping the Spider-mythos.  

I'm gonna summarize the whole DC Multiverse AND NO ONE CAN STOP ME
  • Earth-0: The default universe where the New 52 takes place and stuff
  • Earth-1: You know those graphic novels written by J. Michael Straczynski, Geoff Johns, and Jeff Lemire that made new young versions of Superman, Batman, and the Teen Titans? That's where this is
  • The fact they all have "Earth One" in their titles also might've been a clue
  • Earth-2: It's where Earth 2 took place (hence the name)
  • It got destroyed by Darkseid, but now the Justice Society heroes have a NEW Earth 2
  • It's a whole thing
  • Earth-3: Good is evil, evil is good, and everyone's an asshole
  • Earth-4: Home to Grant Morrison's Watchmen homage starring the Charleton Comics characters. I like it more than the actual Watchmen because it doesn't have the Comedian.
  • Earth-5: Home to Captain Marvel. It's essentially a redone version of the Pre-Crisis Earth-S. Also everything is drawn by Cameron Stewart, and that's always a plus.
  • Earth-6: Home to Stan Lee's "Just Imagine" versions of the DC heroes. Also this Wonder Woman's design is awesome.
  • Earth-7: A reference to the Marvel Ultimate Universe. The Gentry destroyed it at the start of Multiversity, leaving only Thunderer alive. He's basically Aborigines Thor.
  • Earth-8: A reference to the normal Marvel Universe. The Hulk equivalent, Behemoth, is blue and wears a diaper.
  • I don't get it either.
  • Earth-9: Home to the Tangent Universe created by Dan Jurgens. The character's names are familiar, but their powers and appearances are different. For example, Harvey Dent is the Superman, a being of unmatched mental power. Green Lantern raises the dead. That kind of stuff.
  • Earth-10: Kal-L is raised by Hitler and helps conquer the world. Uncle Sam reemerges years later to kick his ass.
  • Earth-11: The gender swapped universe, with Superwoman, Batwoman, and Wonderous Man, who has a very spiffy cape.
  • Earth-12: Remember Batman The Animated Series, Justice League, and Batman Beyond? This is where all of that took place.
  • Earth-13: A universe where magic is the dominant power. The Superman equivalent here is Superdemon, who is basically Etrigan with Superman's powers. Which is awesome.
  • Earth-14: Unknown
  • Earth-15: It USED to be the perfect Earth until Superboy-Prime had a temper tantrum back in Countdown and blew it the f*ck up. Now all that's left is a Green Lantern battery called the Cosmic Grail.
  • Earth-16: Superman basically ended all crime right before he died and left his robot army to guard the planet, so the current generation of heroes are kinda bored.
  • Earth-17: Some dumbass pressed the big red button in 1963, and the world got nuked. Now the Atomic Knights of Justice have to ride their giant dogs around and try not to get killed by Darkseid.
  • Earth-18: A slightly different version of the Justice Riders universe. They have a telegraph Internet.
  • Earth-19: Home to the stories Batman: Gotham by Gaslight and Wonder Woman: Amazonia.
  • Earth-20: Home to Doc Fate and the Secret Society of Superheroes. Also I want to cosplay as Doc Fate or the Mighty Atom. Because they both look cool.
  • Earth-21: Home to the characters from A New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke.
  • Earth-22: Home of the characters from Mark Waid and Alex Ross' Kingdom Come. You should read it, by the way.
  • Earth-23: Where all the heroes are black and Batman's the token white guy. Also Superman is president.
  • Earths 24 and 25 are unknown.
  • Earth-26: Home of Captain Carrot and the Zoo Crew. It operates on cartoon physics.
  • Earth-27 and Earth-28 are unknown.
  • Earth-29: The Bizarroverse. It am not opposite of normal universe at all. It am completely normal.
  • Earth-30: Home of the characters from Superman: Red Son. Which I also recommend.
  • Earth-31: Everyone's a pirate.
  • Earth-32: Home of Aquaflash, Bat-Lantern, Wonderhawk, Black Arrow, and Supermartian.
  • Earth-33: The real world.
  • Earth-34: A reference to Astro City. Also Bruce Wayne was inspired by a stingray in this universe.
  • Earth-35: A reference to Image Comics' Supreme. Also Bruce was inspired by an owl this time.
  • Earth-36: Home to Justice 9, who are homages to Big Bang Comics. This Bruce was inspired by a suit of armor.
  • Earth-37: It starts as Batman: Thrillkiller, but then it gets really weird. I'm not sure what it becomes.
  • Earth-38: Where Superman and Batman: Generations takes place. The characters there age in real time.
  • Earth-39: A reference to T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents.
  • Earth-40: The evil version of Earth-20. Also Sinestro wears a very nice suit.
  • Earth-41: A reference to early Image Comics, although thankfully Liefeld isn't involved. Also I really like their Wonder Woman's design.
  • Earth-42: Full of adorable chibi version of the DC heroes and villains who are actually robot minions of the Empty Hand.
  • Earth-43: All the superheroes are vampires. Also this is the only other Earth besides Earth-3 to have an Ultraman instead of Superman.
  • Earth-44: All the heroes are robots.
  • Earth-45: Home of Superdoomsday, who is what happens when a clearly evil corporations turns Superman into an antihero.
  • Earth-46 is unknown.
  • Earth-47: Home to the Love Syndicate of Dreamworld (Sunshine Superman, Magic Lantern, and Speed Freak) Grant Morrison made in Animal Man years ago. Also home to Brother Power the Geek, a Bruce Wayne who was inspired by a shooting star, and Prez.
  • Earth-48: This world is basically every comic book cliche multiplied by a million. They have super-FOOD here, for crying out loud.
  • Earth-49 is unknown.
  • Earth-50: Remember the Justice Lords from that one episode of Justice League? This is where they're from.
  • Earth-51: Where all of Jack Kirby's DC creations live. Kamandi, OMAC, and the New Gods all live here.
  • And that's the multiverse.

I’m still salty about Sense8. It was an amazing show. The show did a great job handling topics like sexuality, identity, and so on. Also, I loved the characters. They were so relatable. The Wachowskis had a hit on their hands. I would like to thank them for giving me such an amazing show with characters that I love and relate to.

Tell Netflix to #FlipFlopSense8

Earlier this year, the second season of the brilliant and unique show Sense8 was released on Netflix — rather quietly. Shortly afterwards, the show was cancelled by Netflix, apparently due to low viewership (which might have been Netflix’s own fault, as there was almost no advertisement for the season).

But despite Netflix’s words on the cancellation, we, the fans, shouldn’tlose hope yet. There are many petitions for a third season, as well as many fans showing their support of the show in various places on the internet, in form of letters and even in real life, such as at San Francisco Pride.

(Not my gif)

But signing online petitions and walking the streets at Pride can only make so much noise, which the people at Netflix can easily ignore. What they won’t be able to ignore though, is something flooding their real life mailboxes… and in the case of Netflix, what is more appropriate than a flip flop? This idea has been floating around the internet (e.g. on reddit), but it’s time to make it real. Mail a flip flop (yes, just one) to Netflix, and ask them to #FlipFlopSense8, to #BringBackSense8 and #RenewSense8 for #Sense8Season3!

There is a precedent of something like this actually working successfully: in the case of CBS’s show Jericho, fans didn’t give up after the cancellation. They sent 40,000 pounds of nuts to the network executives and made them reconsider their decision. Jericho was renewed for a shortened second season.

So let’s create a huge pile of flip flops at Netflix’s door and make them flip flop their decision to end this beautiful show on such a cruel cliffhanger! Give us the finale that the show deserves, whether it be a third season or just a two-hour special! They claim the show is too expensive, but if they really want to, of course they can find a way to finance it — even if it means less stuff in our Netflix library for a few months.

So, here is your step by step guide to mailing your flip flop to Netflix.

Step 1: Purchase a pair of flip flops of your liking. Of course you can also just mail them an old, used one.

Step 2: Write your message on the flip flop and (optionally) decorate it to your liking.

Step 3: Address an envelope to Netflix’s headquarters. The address is:

Netflix Corporate Headquarters
100 Winchester Circle
Los Gatos, CA 95032
USA

Step 4: Put your flip flop into the envelope and mail it!

Optionally, you are of course welcome to share your flip flop with the internet by using the hashtag(s) #FlipFlopSense8 (#BringBackSense8, #RenewSense8, #Sense8Season3 #GlobalCluster)! Let’s make this happen!

Also posted to medium.

So now that I have Netflix I’m finally watching sense8 and I love it.

I think my favourite thing about Lito is that even in his darkest moments when he’s drinking and crying alone in an empty bathtub he’s not just chugging hard liquor from a bottle, he freshly blends himself a nice cocktail.

Only 9 episodes in and I’m so invested, I don’t even care about the plot, I just want every character to be safe, warm and happy.