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Prayers are meaningless without action. It's time to demand gun control now. Go to www.shdemandsaction.org to force America to reflect on our gun problem as we head out to vote next week. #guncontrol #squirrelhill #pittsburgh #pittsburghstrong #treeoflife #stopthehate #shooting #massshooting Link to Instagram

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This may be my favorite photo from #lacomiccon so far Link to Instagram

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Here's that repainted Iron Man helmet and glove. They're on their way to a stranger courtesy of redditgifts, the world's largest gift exchange. Sign up, it's fun! Link to Instagram

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My friend at @point.line_projects helped put together this exhibit! It's a 50-year timeline of social progress in #architecture. If you're in Hollywood, check it out, it's going on into October. Link to Instagram

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The cookie doesn't lie! The hospital I work at just broke into US News & World Reports' top ten! #goteam #wearenumber8 Link to Instagram

I repainted these Iron Man nightlights

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Tony received these two Iron Man nightlights ("light up wall art") several months ago.  Neither of us felt they fit our style, partially because they were a bit cheap looking, so he decided to sell or discard them back in June when he was decluttering.  I saw an opportunity, though, and decided to have a go at painting them before we got them out of the house.

Painting props is its own hobby and community within the hobbies/communities of cosplay, toy collecting, and replica building.  Individuals will buy toys -- frequently cheap looking toys -- and enhance the quality to that of a piece of genuine art by redoing the mediocre machine-printed details by hand.  I watch a lot of YouTube videos that touch on this.  Most relevant is Cosplay Chris, a burly Aussie who makes his living creating costumes and pop culture collectables and letting fans watch his process.  On Tested, former prop maker and nerd celebrity Adam Savage builds models as well.  And then there's Punished P…

Easy Free-Standing Sun Shade

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I finished the write-up for the sun shade I built in June.  Take a gander.
Easy Free-Standing Sun Shade [Instructables.com]