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My Path To Genuine Manhood

Kendall Lyons ©2019

I spent majority of my boyhood and part of my adult years calling myself “different,” or “other than” because of my inability to connect or relate to other guys. It turned out I was wrong!

As a black kid growing up in East Dallas, I didn’t fit in all too well. From being forced to attend a Special Education course, to being bullied and teased for wearing glasses, speaking proper English and enjoying the finer things in life like books, newspapers and music of multiple varieties, life was tough during my boyhood. Friendship was not usually long — term if at all existent.

The anxiety was real. — Kendall Lyons ©2019

Naturally, I was anxious. Every school day was a stress-induced nightmare that I somehow managed to survive by way of a praying mother, an overactive imagination, and incessant daydreaming.

I grew up as an only child, which meant that while mom and dad were doing their thing I was left to my own devices, not to be confused with smartphones or tablets. They haven’t come out yet.

It didn’t help that the TV show Family Matters was very popular and kids would tease me for my nasally sounding speech and my glasses as they referred to me as “Steve Urkel.” The only redeeming quality from that is the fact that Jaleel White who played “Steve Urkel” played the voice of my favorite cartoon character and video game hero, Sonic the Hedgehog on ABC Saturday Mornings.

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Q: when is FIRE! a good thing?

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I will miss You, Stanley Lee

Culture, although defined very broadly, is nothing more than everything we create in a particular place and time. And in a way superheroes have always been the backbone of our culture. They were always there clothed in religion, legends and myths. And It’s quite easy to understand why.

Heroes give us hope. They make us belive there is something more an ordinary man can aspire to be. You can see it today in a way we idolize people like Bill Gates or Elon Musk. We want to have our heroes. We want to have somebody to look up to.

When I was a little kid I used to read books like crazy. Most of them were of fantasy genre full of all sorts of creatures and heroic feats. I was never really into comic books. Chunky pieces of text and scenes from the book playing out in my head was something more my pace.

But now that I think about it, in some parallel universe there’s me consuming comic books relentlessly. I just never stumbled upon them when I was a kid. I watched plenty of cartoons though. That’s how Stan entered my life.

From the very first cameo I’ve seen in last episode of Spiderman The Animated Series I knew this guy is just something else. His energy and enthusiasm made him one of those magnetizing personalities. Somehow even at over 90 years old he energized the room just with his presence.

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The #snitchesgetstitches #comicstrip

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The #guygetsadrink #comicstrip

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The #rapbattle #comicstrip

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The #chickencrossestheroad #comicstrip

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Black Cats, Man.

https://tailsfromthebackyard.com/2019/02/08/black-cats-man/

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Follow Your Dreams*!

*restrictions may apply

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A Scary Time to Work in Media

From Rachel Dukes.

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Working with security researchers to make the web safer for everyone

Safety and Security

Oxana Comanescu

Program Manager, Security and Anti-abuse Research

Eduardo Vela Nava

VRP Technical Lead, Master of Disaster

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My relationship in pieces

A short time before I would find out my wife was leaving me, we would spend the evening in relative silence , working our way through a 50 year old jigsaw puzzle.

We didn’t even know if it was complete. I have never loved jigsaw puzzles as it seems like a total waste of time. You toil and try to reconstruct some random image, only to dismantle it again.

All art ©️andrew Ulanoff 2019

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This Week in Comics: ‘Uncanny X-Men’ and Stories of the Marginalized

X-Men stories have always been about a small group of misfits fighting against the stereotypes and marginalization against mutants, all while saving the people who treat them this way. It’s a story that is more relatable now, especially with the social climate. Groups of people continue to be marginalized and put into brackets, we are told we should fear these people because they are not like “us.” Every good X-Men storyline has this at the heart, not matter how wild the story gets, the heart always boils down to a group of people who are hated and feared saving the lives of those who hate and fear mutants.

This week we have another powerful story taking place in an X-Men book. ‘Uncanny X-Men’ issue eleven begins a new storyline for the ongoing series. Matthew Rosenburg, a Marvel writer who knocks it out of the park with every book he has written, is taking our favorite mutants on the ride of a lifetime. The series up until this issue had a lesser known character come back, and without spoilers of the story, made the current X-Team go away. You can interpret that any way you want, but I’d recommend checking out the story. Left on a cliff hanger, this issue picks up what is going on. We follow Scott Summers, or Cyclops, as he travels the streets trying to figure out where all the X-Men have gone. Scott is back after being dead for a while, you know how comics work, and he seems to be battling an inner rage for the way his people are being treated. We come to find that after the events of the X-Men disappearing, the world has become again hateful of mutants, and with a new mutant vaccine that will “cure” them, mutants have gone underground and hidden themselves.

There is a powerful moment where a politician is using hate speech to cause the American public to fear these people (sound familiar?), and Scott shows up to see why this is happening. In a moment where he can’t be silent anymore, the crowd turns on this “mutie lover” and decide to beat Scott. His glasses fall off leaving his eye blasts open to causing unintentional harm, he tries not to fight back, but opens his eyes. Luckily, Captain America is there to protect, but Scott is confused as why Cap is there. “Why would you defend those who preach hate?” Cap then says he was there to protect in case an incident like this happens, but the cameras are on Scott and he makes a call to any mutants to meet him where the Xavier mansion was.

Scott finds himself alone with several radical hate groups there to kill one of the last X-Men. We then have a great double page splash reveal of a classic X-Men character who has been missing for several years now. The book then ends with a “what do we do now” moment. This issue is a triple sized issue, and we then pick up the events of Scott’s journey through the eyes of this mysterious character that showed up. The book then ends with a tragic tale of a character that helped Scott from the first story. A much lesser known character with the ability to see the future, but can’t see the rest of hers.

Credit: Salvador Larroca/Rachelle Rosenberg (Marvel Comics)

I didn’t want to give away all of this book, but the Scott story is setting the tone for the direction of this series. It is a very relevant tale of a marginalized group trying to fight for their right to have a place in the world. Going forward the series looks like it will be two dead men trying to pick up the pieces and save the world along the way. I am so excited for the direction this book is heading in. Such a powerful story and powerful message continuing the X-Men legacy.

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Le Grand Voyage! (12)

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Childish Gambino dances into Playground on Pixel

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Elisabeth Morant

Product Manager, Playground

Published Feb 8, 2019Related ArticlesFind more balance in your life this year, with help from GoogleGet more shut-eye in 2019 with help from GoogleOn the year's darkest day, wake up gradually with Pixel 3 and Pixel StandMost likely to win the creativity contest: meet Jake, Pixel's biggest fanOn the 12th day of holiday shopping, Made by Google gave to me...Six ways to take Playground home for the holidays with Pixel

Playground gives you the power to create and play through your Pixel camera using augmented reality. You can bring your photos and videos to life by adding interactive characters called Playmoji to what’s around you, and now there’s a new Playmoji inspired by recording artist Childish Gambino. You can add him to your photos or videos by simply pointing your camera and dropping him into the scene.

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Warrior Comics! Empowering Young Artists — The 1st ever blockchain based comics & animation portal.

Warrior Comics believes in promoting young talent in the field of animation, comics, and entertainment. To inspire the artists, WC has organized an outdoor workshop in the valleys of Manali, Himachal Pradesh. Nestled between the snow-covered mountains of Pir Panjal and Dhauladhar range, it is the most preferred tourist location in North India. The mesmerizing views, the fragrance of pines and freshness in the air makes the destination even more beautiful.

It is believed that there is a connection between art and nature. So, we chose this beautiful destination for our event. The snow-capped mountains, cool breeze, and sun rays inspired our artists to explore their inner talent.

We are putting our efforts to reach out to the people who love and respect the art. We had organized the workshop for the artists to showcase their talent. They tried to give their best by incorporating small and unnoticeable things and turned them into a true masterpiece. They proved the saying “To the artist, there is never anything ugly in Nature.”

One of our participant artist Amit tried to give his work a more realistic look. He used leaves along with sticks. Other participants also worked on a great level and constrained everyone to admire their work.

What is warrior comics platform

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Bath Tub

Home, at last, Copper pulled a tin of WD-40 off the shelf and started giving the creature a clean. Wondering what this robot was for in a previous life. A faded red rectangle with an indigo cross suggested it was built in Norway. Although its front legs were burnt black, she could make out bird decorations on them.

Copper slid the creature into a bathtub filled with oil and let it soak. She figured this Norwegian robot could have been created to study remote bird life. So it Scandinavian.

Thanks to Warren for the $10 Patronage.

Ko-Fi | Patreon | Etsy | Books | Skillshare | Threadless

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In hope of cloud of uncertainty, tangled beliefs, dreams,and identity From bubble of personal…

In hope of cloud of uncertainty,tangled beliefs, dreams,and identityFrom bubble of personal reality,Playing rules from the book of humanity,

Your truth or mine.whose responsible for the probability,Oh ! maybe the book of humanity...

I'm in search of the Onefor this book is losing my fidelityheritage vowed originalitydividing 'The One' in the dust of duality. I believe in me but not in Yousince your ethics differ from my scriptual modalitylook who's validating one's actualityThe book of humanity.

Question the center of universeresiding in no man's sky factualityStill claiming the worth of Onefrom the chapter of morality

This comforting pillow of knowledgegauging 'The Infinite' veracityrooting virtues by mystical anonymity sculpting the race of mortality

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“Me, Myself, and…?”

After a while, being ‘Home Alone’ isn’t as fun as it is in the movies.Background Noise Comics

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Daily comic by Lisa Burdige and John Hazard about balancing life, love and kids in the gig economy.

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“Xin Nian Kuai Le”

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