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I find it aggravating that disabled characters are almost always played by abled actors. It creates the same problem as white actors playing people of color: taking away the extremely few roles available to actors who genuinely have those traits.
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This sounds fun, but I doubt I'd last ten minutes before running off to go write. 
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Here's an adorable Norman Rockwell-esque rendition of Captain America

Steve: "Loki, if you light the matchbook you just slipped under my left boot, you're not getting dessert tonight."
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This fascinating fanvid imagines The Flash in a fit of existential despair.  Yes, my speedsters have problems like these. 
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In honor of the holiday, here are a few tidbits to enjoy ...

"What Fireworks Are Like" -- John explains to Sherlock why fireworks are not fun for him.

"Fireworks" -- Rai and Bai watch fireworks with their father.

"The Winter Soldier -- Star Spangled Banner" -- gorgeous fanvid, all the feels.

Guide to Firework Colors
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Lego has introduced three toy sets which interface between physical and virtual play.  Faaaaaascinating. The idea is to build something with bricks, then transfer that into a manipulable model in cyberspace.  This has terrific potential for architects, scientists, and other folks who often transport their imagination from one layer of reality to another.  I'm sure folks will figure out some practical applications for this after fooling around with it for a little while.  In the meantime, it's awesome fun.


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 For your cottoncandy fluff needs today, see this adorable video done in stop-motion animation of a teddy bear celebrating a new baby.
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 ... do not read with your mouth full.

My favorite part was the "!"  ... until I reached the underwear line.
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Today for Father's Day we went to see the Loomis Circus. They're playing in Danville tomorrow too, so if you're in Central Illinois, they're worth a trip.

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Casey Kasem has passed away.  I knew him as the voice of Shaggy in Scooby-Doo,  Robin in Super Friends,  and Mark in Battle of the Planets.  For a lot of us, he was an iconic voice of childhood and will be deeply missed.
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 I came across this favorite song today, "The Freakin' FCC."  That's basically my opinion on censorship.
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This poem is from the June 3, 2014 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] perfectworry about "I Love Lucy" in space. It also fills the "aliens" square in my Wordsmith Bingo card. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.

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This quote, from this article, made me drop my brain. Spoilers for X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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Today we went to see X-Men: Days of Future Past. It was largely enjoyable overall, with excellent effects, a pretty good storyline, and entertaining performance. More detailed thoughts, including spoilers, lie below the cut ...

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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has an excellent essay about bullying and superpowers, with attention to the social dynamics of power in general and supernatural power in particular.

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