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Comic book character, created by Chris Bachalo and Christopher Hastings for Marvel Comics. She is a fourth-wall-breaking, reality-warping combination of Deadpool and Gwen Stacy who wouldn't even exist without comic geeks' obsessions and comics publishers' addictions to flash-in-the-pan variant covers. 

To understand Gwenpool and her creation, you have to be familiar with a couple different characters -- and with a common scheme comics publishers use to sell extra comics.

As for the characters, there is, first, Deadpool, Wade Wilson, the Merc with a Mouth, a wisecracking mutant assassin whose improbable popularity eventually pushed him into movie superstardom. And second, there's Spider-Gwen, an alternate-universe version of Gwen Stacy who managed to acquire spider-powers instead of Peter Parker and whose own improbable popularity had comics fans demanding as much Spider-Gwen content as Marvel could shovel at them.

The money-making…

Normally when I work at night I flip to a cooking show and start watching that. There are only so many work related things to read, and everyone knows that I am more into footwear than technology anyways. Sometimes I watch a game, the Milwaukee Bucks have been on a hot streak lately, the Bradley Center of my youth has been replaced by the Fiserv Forum (few things smach of North American hubris as the naming of ballparks and convention centers after companies with more money than good taste in naming…

"Bookreader: Alwahiduddin on the Moon sounds interesting. What's that about?" reQuest 2019: the reTurn


I don't know if it's that interesting. This particular nodeshell is a deleted node from my Above Earth series that I was writing serially on E2 in 2012. I deleted all the writeups in that series because the story wasn't working at all for me and unlike later stories (Carcinoma, the Song of Ceber), I hadn't written it all before I began posting. Most of the serial fiction I do…

News for Noders

January 1: Gregorian New Year.

January 1: ReQuest 2019 begins!

January 24: Happy Birthday Silverai_me!

January 26: Happy Birthday Segnbora-t!

January 31: ReQuest 2019 ends.


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December 1: Iron Noder has ended, and the initial results are in!

December 2: Happy Hanukkah!

December 12: Happy birthday to horacetheclown!

December 25: Merry Christmas!


Coming in January: sign up now for the reQuest 2019: the reTurn!


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November 1 - The IRON NODER CHALLENGE starts today and runs through December 1. It's never too late to sign up, and all writeups get rewards. /msg mauler if you'd like to participate!

November 1 - Happy Birthday Zephronias!

November 5 - Bonfire Night in the UK.

November 11 - Veterans Day in the US.

November 22 - Thanksgiving in the US.

November 27 - Happy Birthday Estelore!

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October 1: This is the month of Tender Lumplings Everywhere: The 2018 Halloween Horrorquest.

October 17: Happy Birthday gnarl!

October 31: Something spooky will probably happen today. It usually does.



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September 7 С днём рождения, Stasik!

September 16 Feliz cumpleaños Ancientsnow!

September 18 Happy birthday Stuart!

Septemaaarr 19 Talk like a pirate day.

September 25 Happy birthday Templeton!

September 27 Happy birthday Uberbanana!


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