“Wonder Woman Redesign Fan Art" by Samantha MillerThis is simply an illustration of some of my ideas for Wonder Woman’s suit. Seems a bit less cold and more practical to me. And yes, I know, her tiara has been messed with. I have very little experience with Photoshop so I didn’t attempt a background for this just yet. Once my abilities improve, I will add one, but way too many hours of work went into this as is. It was only supposed to be a few hours worth of practice sketching and painting! Ugh.The pose was taken from this image that I enjoyed because it wasn’t like all the other boobs-n’-butt poses I saw: uberfriendship.com/wp-content/…The rest of it is in my style and the outfit was my idea. Oh DC, Wonder Woman is such an interesting character that deserves to be taken further.
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Let me tell you a thing, about an amazing man named Patrick Stewart
I went to Comicpalooza this weekend and I was full of nervous energy as I was standing in line to ask Sir Patrick Stewart a question at his panel. I first had to thank him for a speech he had given at amnesty international about domestic violence towards women . I had only seen it a few months ago but I was still dealing with my own personal experience with a similar issue, and I didn’t know what to call it. After seeing Patrick talk so personally about it I finally was able to correctly call it abuse, in my case sexual abuse that was going to quickly turn into physical abuse as well. I didn’t feel guilty or disgusting anymore. I finally didn’t feel responsible for the abuse that was put upon me. I was finally able to start my healing process and to put that part of my life behind me.
After thanking him I asked him “Besides acting, what are you most proud of that you have done in you life (that you are willing to share with us)?”. Sir Patrick told us about how he couldn’t protect his mother from abuse in his household growing up and so in her name works with an organization called Refuge for safe houses for women and children to escape from abusive house holds. Sir Patrick Stewart learned only last year that his father had actually been suffering from PTSD after he returned from the military and was never properly treated. In his father’s name he works with an organization called Combat Stress to help those soldiers who are suffering from PTSD.
They were about to move onto the next question when Sir Patrick looked at me and asked me “My Dear, are you okay?” I said yes, and that I was finally able to move on from that part of my life. He then passionately said that his mother had done nothing to provoke his father and that even if she had, violence was never, ever a choice a man should make. That it is in the power of men to stop violence towards women. The moderator then asked “Do you want a hug?”
Sir Patrick didn’t even hesitate, he smiled, hopped off the stage and came over to embrace me in a hug. Which he held me there for a long while. He told me “You never have to go through that again, you’re safe now.” I couldn’t stop thanking him. His embrace was so warm and genuine. It was two people, two strangers, supporting and giving love. And when we pulled away he looked strait in my eyes, like he was promising that. He told me to take care. And I will.
Sir Patrick Stewart is an absolute roll model for men. He is an amazing man and was so kind and full of heart. I want to let everyone know to please find help if you are in a violent or abusive house hold or relationship. There are organizations and people ready to help. I had countless people after the panel thanking me for sharing the story and asking him those questions. Many said they went through similar things. You are not alone.
^ Here is the video of my question to Sir Patrick Stewart
Photos by Eugene Lee, Thank you
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A Washington powerlifter who once made a name for herself on the national stage is now making headlines for another reason.
Ali McWeeny of Ellensburg was once a force to be reckoned with in the world of weighlifting, but that all changed three years ago when she lost her left leg in a boating accident.
Doctors said she would never lift weights again, but McWeeny had other ideas. She’s now competing again, and her inspirational story was enough to bring her former coach out of retirement.
“I told her if you ever compete in a powerlifting meet again — a full meet — I’ll come out of retirement and come lift with you. So that’s why I’m here today,” said her coach, Kevin Stewart.
McWeeny was in Fife on Saturday for a meet, but simply attending the event wasn’t enough — she wanted to test her limits.
Balancing on one leg, McWeeny lifted 121 pounds. The lift was her best since the accident — a full 17 pounds more than her previous record.
The event was proof that even gravity can’t keep the human spirit down.
“The only person that holds you back in life is yourself, and there’s no limits to life,” McWeeny said. “Life is limitless and that’s your choice to limit yourself or not.”
In addition to her work in the gym, McWeeny is also reaching out to help others. She recently helped create the Ali McWeeny Award to honor others lifters who have overcome challenges in life.
I think they meant her previous post accident record though.
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Arg. Just when we recover our energy from blogging one heckuva awesome Breakfast Princess cosplay, we need to dive back in with these crazy good Simon and Marcy cosplayers, complete with Hambo. Frankly, they look too legit to be cosplayers, right?
Thanks, again, to Zack Smith for the tip.
Everything’s fine, don’t freak out or anything…