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B5 news

Sad news. Michael O'Hare, who played Captain Jeffery Sinclair, the first commander of Babylon 5 and who later became the prophet Valen, founder of the Rangers, has passed away, according to J Michael Straczynski.
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Costuming vs. Cosplay

What's the difference for you between costuming and cosplay?

Lately I've seen "cosplay" used almost exclusively to refer to any kind of costuming (re-creations, hall costuming, steampunk, etc.), but I see them as different. I'm curious what other costumers think.

DISCUSS! :)
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Portrait Session Giveaway

I'd love to give this session away to a fellow geek! Firefly, Harry Potter, Star Wars, LoTR fangirl here.

Do you have an adorable kid or know someone in San Diego, Los Angeles or the Antelope Valley area that does? That adorable child could win a free portraiture session and $20 credit. Runner up wins 50% off their session fee. You can view my work on the Happiness is...photography website for an idea of the session you would be receiving.

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Here’s how it works:

1: You email a snapshot of your absolutely adorable kid 0-12 to Rachel{at}HappinessIsPhotography.com by April 27, 2011 11:59 PDT. Please include their first name , age, and one thing you love about them as well as your contact information so I can contact you when you win.

2: I upload all the pictures to the Happiness is… Photography facebook page and you get your friends and family to vote by liking your child’s picture on the facebook page .

3: The kid with the most likes on their picture by 11:59 PDT on May 7th,2011 will win. The kid with the 2nd highest number of votes will win the runner's up prize.

For all the fine print check out the Happiness is… Photography Blog
Pasty Pale White Boy & Pinoy Boy Toy!
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Heavy Ink comics controversy


If anyone out there buys their comics from Heavy Ink, an online comics retailer, I offer that you might want to reconsider, as the president, Travis Corcoran, seems to think shooting members of Congress isn't such a bad idea (to quote, "1 down, 534 to go," in reference to the January 8 shooting in Tucson, Arizona that left 6 people dead and critically injured U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, the intended target of the attack, being the first of the 535 members of Congress).

Needless to say there's been some significant buzz, including Paul Cornell asking readers not to buy his books from the site, and Nick Spencer specifically requesting that Corcoran stop stocking his books.

There's also been a lot of hemming and hawing from Corcoran - in a long, rambling diatribe he outlines his political views, and although at one point he says, "No, I do not endorse shooting at politicians in 2011," he seems to think an armed revolution is just over the horizon (i.e., shooting at politicians sometime in the future would be acceptable); on his Twitter account he says, "I don't incite the killing of any politicians; that would be illegal. I merely think that it's morally legitimate."

Although I hope I included enough links to pertinent information so that someone could make up their own mind about this, I'm posting this because I think this guy is a tremendous douchebag that deserves all the bad karma he can get. Is he entitled to his opinion? Of course, and he's equally entitled to spread it all over the internet if he so desires. I don't think, however, that hateful rhetoric like this should be rewarded, so I'm equally free to spread that opinion all over the internet myself.
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