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Eoghann Irving
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This video pretty accurately reflects my feelings on the way the internet behaves...
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Love.
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Agents of SHIELD Promo Gives Us Maria Hill, Deathlok and Colonel Talbot

Agent Coulson and his team are in there somewhere too, but the highlights for this latest promo (specifically for Episode 20: Nothing Personal) have to be Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, J. August Richards as Deathlok and Adrian Pasdar as Colonel Glenn Talbot.

Until recently it’s been really hard to justify watching Agents of SHIELD. At best I could describe it as mindless entertainment. But the show started ramping up after Christmas and since Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released it’s almost like it’s a different show.

Except that it isn’t because now it’s paying off all of those plotlines and character moments that never seemed to go anywhere in the first two thirds of the season. For some it may be too little too late, but I think they’re actually missing out now.

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I've been enjoying the series and it has gotten a lot better in the last few episodes.
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Wolverine / Easter Bunny Cosplay Mashup

He's the best there is at what he does. And what he does is leave chocolates, candies and colored eggs for children every Easter...

Um... is that right?

Well cosplayer Lonstermash seems to think so at least.

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That's some fine cosplay. 
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Who Doesn’t Need A Life Sized Darth Vader Statue?

Specifically a statue based on the classic Kenner Star Wars action figures. The cool ones from when I was a kid. And by life sized I mean exactly that because this thing apparently comes in at 6’9″. Darth Vader was tall.

And yes being based on the action figure it is articulated.

It comes complete with extending light saber in fact. Because Darth Vader has to have a light saber.

So if this is what’s missing from your life, all you have to do is find $2,339.99 and place your order now for delivery in January 2015!

What? Where did everyone go?

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Aaaaa i need it!!! :D
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Virginus Island Bridge

Virginus Island is a small area next to Harpers Ferry which used to contain a small industrial town before it got repeatedly flooded. There are some interesting ruins left behind.

Actually originally what attracted my attention was the whiteness of the tree on the left. however it quickly became clear that there wasn’t a good angle for just the tree on it’s own. So I went for this shot instead, which not only gets in the tree but also the bridge as well.
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Star Wars Fan Art – Luke and Slave Leia… Minion Style

Slave Leia is the gift that keeps on giving to scifi fandom. This bit of art by DJKopet is a nice twist on the usual theme though giving us a thoroughly minionized (new word, I claim copyright and trademark and everything else!) version of Luke Skywalker and Leia.

I like that it’s not just the way they look that takes from Despicable Me, but also the way they are acting.

I see Boba Fett in the background. I wonder how he will manage to screw up this attempt at being a bounty hunter?

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+Carrie Canup D'oh! ;-)
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Why Would Anyone Want A Gritty and Realistic Fantastic Four Movie

Serious question.

I mean there is actually reason that fantastic is part of the team’s name. And it’s not because of their gritty realism.

Look at the picture on the left. That is the sort of thing that makes the Fantastic Four interesting.

If you must do gritty realism then do a Daredevil movie or something. The Fantastic Four should absolutely be larger than life.

It should be epic and awe inspiring and ideal feature either space or other dimensions.

Unfortunately it seems that the producer of the latest adaptation (which up to now I’d quite liked the sound of) thinks that grit and realism is what we need…

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How do you even put fantastic four and gritty and realistic in the same sentence? (Metaphorically.) No. ...no. Just give it back to Marvel and be done with it.
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Amazing Star Wars Staple Mosaics

So a lot of art is time consuming, or even painstaking to make. But these Star Wars inspired mosaics by artist Jim Haggerty must be outright painful.

They’re amazingly well done and the careful choice of colors (who knew there were so many colors of staples?) makes for some very moody portraits. You can see some closeups of the work on Haggerty’s Facebook page.

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So apparently this disturbing thing happened in the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. A thing that is similar, but also different to what happened in the books. And people are very very upset about how disturbing this scene was.

All I can think is... really? You're onto the 4th season of the show and you've not been disturbed by any of it so far... but now they crossed the line?

Weird place you draw your line.

Game of Thrones is partially based on The Wars of the Roses (you can even see some elements in the house names). A period of time in which people did brutal and horrible things to each other. Stuff that is repulsive to 21st century sensibilities.

You're supposed to be disturbed by this stuff!
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I am more for what goes beyond the sex and violence and drama. I can get that off reality shows. I appreciate the depth of things that even ancient people found fascinating.
Though I am sure the ancients enjoyed sex and violence there is more to stories when they had theater.
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DC Comics Fan Art – Reign Of The Supermen

Okay how many of you remember the Death of Superman at the hands of Doomsday? And what about afterwards, when DC Comics ran their Reign of the Supermen story with no less than four claimants to the name of Superman (well actually one never said he was Superman, but… details).

If you do happen to remember it then this black and white artwork by Sean Gordon Murphy should be a welcome blast from the past.

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I LOVE Superman
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It's a Gaelic spelling of Ewan. Phonetically you would say you-an.

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Born in Scotland, living in the United States. Two sons. One wife. Two sisters. I have opinions on everything and a store of largely useless knowledge that I like to share with as many people as possible.

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Having twins makes for challenging birthdays. So this year we decided to take advantage of one of the birthday packages that Pump It Up offers and the experience was great. For those who aren't familiar they're an indoor kids activity playground (bouncy slides, bouncy obstacle courses, bouncy bouncers!). We got a 90 minute package for 15 kids and pretty much the only thing we had to do was bring the cake (or cupcakes in our case). The friendly staff helped us bring the cupcakes in from the car and helped keep the boys occupied since we arrived a good 20 minutes early. When our timeslot came, not all of the guests had arrived, but we were able to go in and spend the time with the boys while the staff again handled the later arrivals, right down to making sure the presents were taken care of. We chose a Superhero theme package so the boys got to pick their superhero names and engage in some other games. Of course all the equipment was popular. One of my sons has aspergers and when the excitement got to much and he had a melt down, the staff handled it wonderfully. They stayed calm, checked with us to see if we needed any help and made sure that we felt no pressure. Basically he was able to expend his tantrum in the safety of one of the pieces of equipment and once he was back in control, out he came to join the rest of the group. The last half hour of the party was in one of their party rooms where two blow-up "thrones" had been set up for the birthday boys to sit in (wearing capes, masks and blow up crowns no less). This was popular of course. And once again we didn't have to do anything. The staff set out the food, made sure the kids had what they need and tidied up afterwards. All in all a great party for the boys and their friends and no stress for us.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
I've always liked this park for its size and variety. But since the county took it over there's been a significant improvement in the play areas for children with all new equipment installed.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great theater. Comfortable seats, lots of leg room, easy to see over the other customers. Food is decent. Ticket prices are surprisingly low.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
No frills service and food. Good value and large portions.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago