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Newsroom Fanfic Challenge: April

April’s Challenge: The 3rd Annual 3 Things Challenge!

The Rules: There are none, EXCEPT that your piece must involve the 3 Things that I will assign you! They can be central to the story, or just something you mention in passing. Otherwise, go wild! Message me for your 3 Things!

All you have to do is to tag your fic: Newsroom Fanfic Challenge.

Bonus Challenge: When you send me your ask, I can also assign you a character or episode to write about!

Previous Challenges:

2015

2016

January

February

March

Good luck!

Newsroom Fanfic Challenge: March

March’s Challenge: About, inspired by, or based on a piece of literature.

The Rules: There are none, EXCEPT that your piece must involve some piece of literature. A retelling of a novel or fairy tale starring Will and Mackenzie? Tell me about Charlie’s favourite book of all time, or all the Newsroom staff becoming obsessed with the latest literary fad. Or just use a favourite piece of poetry as the starting point to your piece.

All you have to do is to tag your fic: Newsroom Fanfic Challenge.

Bonus Challenge: Send me an ask and I’ll assign you a character to write about!

Previous Challenges:

2015

2016

January

February

Good luck!

Powerless Casts Natalie Morales as Iconic Justice League Character

Powerless is currently debuting as we speak (I’ll be watching it after it airs) but one of the biggest news about the show came shortly before the series premier.  Former Newsroom and Parks and Rec actress, Natalie Morales has apparently been cast as a major Justice Leaguer in an upcoming episode.

No word if it’s multiple episodes, if she’ll become a recurring or staring character, or if it’s a one off but Morales will be playing the Brazilian heatwave herself, Fire.

The character will apparently be called Green Fury, much to the character’s chagrin. 

The character is known for her feisty personality and her limited inhibitions.  She’s often remembered for her pairing with best friend Ice, and the duo were a major staple of the 90′s Justice League series that also featured Guy Gardner, Blue Beetle (Ted Kord), Booster Gold, Bloodwynd (J’onn J’onzz), and others.

And with a straight face, you’re going to tell students that America is so star-spangled awesome, that we’re the only ones in the world that have freedom? Canada has freedom, Japan has freedom, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Australia, and Belgium has freedom. 207 sovereign states in the world, 180 of them have freedom. Yeah you, uh, sorority girl, just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day, there’s some things you should know and one of them is, there is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world. We’re seventh in literacy, twenty-seventh in math, twenty-second in science, forty-ninth in life expectancy, one hundred and seventy eighth in infant mortality, third in median household income, number four in labor force, and number four in exports. We lead the world in only three categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real, and defense spending, where we spend more than the twenty six countries combined, twenty five of whom are allies. Now, none of this is the fault of a twenty-year-old college student, but you nonetheless are a member of the worst, period-generation-period-ever-period. So, when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world, I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about.

It sure used to be. We stood up for what was right. We fought for moral reasons; we passed laws, struck down laws for moral reasons. We waged wars on poverty not on poor people. We sacrificed, we cared about our neighbors, we put our money where our mouths were and we never beat our chest, we built great big things, we made ungodly technological advances, explored the universe, cured diseases and we cultivated the worlds greatest artists and the worlds greatest economy. We reached for the stars Acted like men. We aspired to intelligence, we didn’t belittle it, it didn’t make us feel inferior. We didn’t identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election and we didn’t scare so easy. We were able to be all these things and do all these things because great men, men who were revered, informed us. The first step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.

—  Will McAvoy (Newsroom)