Monthly Archives: July 2015

Comic Books with a Sensory Experience? Opening Comic Books to the Autism and Blind Communities

Face Value Comics - Autism Advocacy Through Comic Awareness

We recently entered a contest sponsored by Wells Fargo. With great thanks to a team of dedicated writing volunteers, we entered this submission for professional business mentorship and a $25,000 award. How will we use these resources?

Image a fantastic story – a radioactive spider bites a likeable student. This student discovers new superhuman powers, like a spider. He fights criminals after dating and studying. Marvel Comics’ “Spider-man” already matches this basic description. Now, what if the same radioactive spider bite also gives the hero cancer? Why couldn’t writers use clinical and compassionate experiences to describe a young person’s journey with cancer treatment? How valuable could this resource be for a young generation – with or without cancer – to understand cancer?

Our small business believes kids need heroes like themselves. Our founder (and comic book script writer) saw a gap in the marketplace. He took his experiences as a…

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I Reblogged a movie review because it was about the “Anti-Christ”

One evening a few nights ago I had a dream. The controversial future or current existence of a ruler of Humanity that is the opposite of our Lord Jesus Christ. As many things on Earth I cannot truly “Wrap my arms” around the concept. I think this caused me to nod off during my contemplation of this mystery (at least to me).

A stranger appeared in this dream and asked me if I was “The Anti-Christ”, but he looked past me or through me. Behind me I heard “I am”.

The stranger asked again and the voice behind me answered again. This happened two more times and the answer was loud and clear, how could he not hear it?

Out of frustration I answered the stranger, “He said that he is the Anti-Christ, Can’t you hear?”

The voice behind me boomed “My domain is expanding to all of Humanity”

The stranger remained silent as the voice bragged, “I have won because Humanity excepts my terms”

I blasted “I have not accepted your terms!”

“Oh, are you sure you have not?” “Would you like to bet?” The voice seemed closer than before and soon it was very close.
I wondered if I had indeed accepted his terms.

After a long time the voice answered in my mind, “Do you hate?” I answered that I did with a nod of my head.

“Don’t feel bad, I am hate and that is how I roll, how I get around. All Humans have the ability to hate and it was only
a matter of time before I ruled your world. I am the “Anti-Christ” and Jesus told Humanity to love, It was for your own good.

The Laugh mocking me woke me up and that caused some more thinking on my part. Is man’s hate the true Anti-Christ?

Today four of some of the finest young men the marines could provide were taken today and that is my weak spot. My blood
boils when I think of Terrorism here and surely hate will try to rule my life. I provide what I know at this time from MSN

Antichrist (2009, 108 minutes, Unrated (would be NC-17)) 1 out of 5 stars

Under the Radar Movies

Wow, where to start. A fantastic mess of a movie.

I’m a huge Willem Dafoe fan but he can really pick some stinkers. That I am willing to forgive him for being in both this and Boondock Saints (I almost didn’t even link to it, that’s how much I hate that movie) only attests to how much I have loved him in other parts in movies like Affliction and The Shadow of the Vampire).

Here, Dafoe plays “He” (it gets better), and Charlotte Gainsbourgh plays his wife “She” (told you). The amorous ways of He and She, which we see a lot of (there’s a full-penetration shot in the 1st 45-seconds of the movie), lead to a tragic accident. She is hospitalized with traumatic grief, something He (who’s a therapist, of course) tries to coach her through. He’s convinced a trip to their cabin in the forest will…

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Paula Carnes

I have been silent awhile. But I have a good excuse – PTSDs – several of them. Y’all know I am a Yankee, Rebel, Italian, WASP. What you don’t know is that I was molested by six people when I was growing up. Between the news about the Duggar family, blacks murdered in a Charleston church, removing confederate flags, and legalizing gay marriage, I am a basket case.

I tried so hard to write something in support of the Duggar family, but my PTSD got in the way. Meanwhile, the wacko shot all those people at a Bible study, and my southern friends came under fire. I am asking my Civil War history buff husband to list all the Confederate statues in all the states, so we could start a petition to destroy them. I hear the KKK is growing, but I am not sure if tearing down all the…

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