Kate Bishop [Hawkeye]:
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Off Topic Tuesdays: iPhone vs Yorkshire

In the comments to this post, you can get as off topic as you like. This is your chance to talk about non-comics stuff, thread derail, and chat amongst yourselves. In terms of topic, anything goes, but remember that the other community rules do still apply.

Well guys, it appears the world is collapsing in on itself this year.

There's a conflict in Syria over the use of chemical weapons, there's another one happening in Egypt between its government and its people, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper is boycotting the Sri Lanka summit, and finally America is having a conflict of its own (albeit a rather stupid one) in the form of Tea Party Republicans holding the entire country (and world economy) hostage because they don't want to support Obamacare.

All in all, the world is carrying on like normal.

Yet, despite all the conflicts going on right now, there is one conflict in the world that goes unparalleled. It involves the use of new technology and the sound of your voice. A problem that is very much unique to artificial intelligence:

The ability to comprehend human speech in all its diverse glory.

Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you...

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I tried it myself using three different accents and got the same result each time.

I'd love to see someone try this with a Scottish accent. :)

DC, WTF? (Chapter 1,495,278 In A Series)

I'm not a tumblr user, but I occasionally go visiting there just to see what's happening. Ironically, I wasn't searching for anything comics-related when I stumbled on this gem courtesy of Xiao Mao:

DC Says: Draw An Awesome Enough Naked, Suicidal Harley Quinn And We Might Hire You!

[bangs head on keyboard] There's no actual picture of Harley in this state, but the above should be warning enough if you're troubled by this kind of thing.

I wish there were an "I'm Speechless" tag. The last time my jaw dropped like this was over a year ago, when I read about a foreclosure mill that thought it was funny to have its employees dress up as homeless people for Halloween. :/
Kate Bishop [Hawkeye]:
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Off Topic Tuesdays: Mod Birthday

In the comments to this post, you can get as off topic as you like. This is your chance to talk about non-comics stuff, thread derail, and chat amongst yourselves. In terms of topic, anything goes, but remember that the other community rules do still apply.

Haven't done one of these in a while, largely because my hours have been very long as of late, hence why *this* post is late.

However, it is my 27th birthday today, and while today could have been better spent (as in not working super loooooong hours), I can't say it's been too bad either.

You all have my permission to throw a party now. :P

BTW, is there a way to queue LJ posts to post automatically on certain days?
Huntress [wut]:
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How Many POC Characters From Popular Franchises Has Hollywood Whitewashed?

For those of you who have been following news for the Avengers 2 has probably heard that Irish actress Saoirse Ronan was originally in the running for Wanda Maximoff (aka Scarlet Witch), which she ultimately turned down. We later heard that Elizabeth Olsen (yes, Mary-Kate and Ashley's younger sister) was up next for the role and it looks like she may be getting it after all, at least according to BleedingCool.

If IMDB is also to be believed, it looks like Aaron Taylor-Johnson (yes, that guy who played Kick-Ass) will be playing Wanda's brother Pietro (aka Quicksilver).

And you know what both of these actors have in common? They are two white actors of Norwegian ancestry and English respectively playing Romani Jewish characters.

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