utism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.
Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.
“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”
FRIDAY BOMB DROP!? nobody said anything about a friday bomb drop!!
this is real. this is by Joe Quinones.
(that’s right tumblr, its a fate worse than death for colossus, i put him on a team with Adam x!! and it is all your fault!:) )
Could this be true?? Are the X-Books getting their own Defenders-like team of C-listers? I want it so bad…
Asked by ANON: Favorite 80s Fantasy Films
The 80s was truly the best decade for cheesy 80s fantasy films. If you haven’t seen all of these, you’re missing out. In order of pictures:
- Legend (1985)
- The Last Unicorn (1982)
- Ladyhawke (1985)
- Labyrinth (1986)
- The Secret of Nimh (1982)
- The Neverending Story (1984)
- Red Sonja (1985)
- Masters of the Universe (1987)
- Return to Oz (1985)
- Highlander (1986)
- Conan the Barbarian (1982)
- Krull (1983)
- Excalibur (1981)
- Clash of the Titans (1981)
- Dark Crystal (1982)
- The Princess Bride (1987)
- Willow (1988)
- The Beastmaster (1982)
WHERE GORGEOUS SOUNDTRACKS AND AMAZING CONCEPT DESIGN LIVE AND DIE
Right in the childhood.
A battle of the bands that will rock Westeros like never before!
All seven Ice & Fire Punk posters available at Society6:
I’ll have signed editions at cons, starting THIS WEEKEND at Granite Con in Manchester, NH! Who are you throwing your undies at?
From Oracle’s tell-all memoir:
I spent a lot of time choosing which way my boot flaps would go. Some of my teammates in the Imperial Guard were like, “Oracle, you’ve got a lot going for you these days. You’re beautiful, powerful, and your psychic abilities are a useful plot device. Point those boot flaps UP!”
But, some of the other members of the team were less supportive. Fang especially. (What an asshole!) “Psychics are a dime a dozen”, they’d say. “How are you even named after something in Greek mythology when you’re from a distant planet? Get over yourself and fold those flaps DOWN!”
In the end, I just couldn’t decide.
Paul Gulacy drawing 80s Black Widow