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Wonder WomanWhat female superhero am I? Wonder Woman!

You’re an original. A champion of justice and able to keep up with the best of male superheros, you attribute your power to amazonian origins. You’re a powerful, independent woman, and you’re not afraid to show it.

Yay! Especially since the other choices were Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Starfire (whose first line of description is “Considered beautiful, even by superhero standards!”), Rogue, Emma Frost, Jean Grey, and (shudder) Witchblade.

Speaking of Wonder Woman, the next episode of Bones will feature the characters in costume for Halloween, and the lead dresses up as the Amazing Amazon. Based on the “next week” trailer from last week’s episode, she does do the spin, and there’s some competition with her boss, dressed up as Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer style).

This isn’t the show’s first comic-themed episode, by the way.

This week’s Straight Dope answers the question “Just read one of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman volumes entitled The Kindly Ones. I was taken aback when one character relates a disturbing variant of “Sleeping Beauty” described as the original version of the tale, from back before it got watered down. Is this true, or is the story something out of Neil Gaiman’s brilliant mind?” Apparently, yes, it’s true, but check out the link for the original telling.


3 Responses to “Fun Stuff LinkBlogging”

  1. James Schee Says:

    Hmm I’m Emma Frost, hich kind of scares me lol!

    “You sometimes vary between devious and good. You have the power of telepathy and turning into a diamond substance. Attractive, wealthy, and sometimes a teacher!”

    Isn’t the male lead(guy who played Angel) dressed as Clark Kent on those commercials? I’ve never seen the show before but may check it out that night,

  2. Jim Kosmicki Says:

    some article about the Bones Halloween episode indicated that Emily Deschanel insisted on doing the Wonder Woman spin. She was a huge fan of the TV show when she was younger.

    I used to teach a unit in my college comp courses about the changing versions of fairy tales (helps teach critical analysis), and it never failed to surprise the students that there were multiple versions. But that’s one of the deficits of moving to a non-oral storytelling culture: the print, and now filmed, versions stay the same — they don’t shift and change from teller to teller, generation to generation. Young people today understand remixing, but even with remixing, there’s the understanding that the original still stands as it ever was. The notion that your new version now becomes the “standard” version to be carried on, and probably changed itself, by future generations is harder for them to see.

  3. Johanna Says:

    When you said that, I thought about musical appropriation — Frank Sinatra made standards his own when he wasn’t the original creator, and probably the quintessential example is Elvis taking “Hound Dog”, as one of only many many blues-stolen-by-whites cases. But those are all before the young ones’ time, too.

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