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  1. Archie Comics Introduces Harper, a New Recurring Character Who’s Living With a Disability

    Good News Everyone!

    This week we'll be getting our first introduction to a brand new recurring member of the Riverdale gang: Harper, Archie Comics's first central disabled character to be introduced in quite a while. Harper is based on real life children's author Jewel Kats, who petitioned Dan Parent (the Archie creator who oversaw Kevin Keller's intro) to include a disabled character in the core cast, and you can read all about that in Comic Book Resources interview with the two. Previously in Archie Comics

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  2. Things We Saw Today: Game of Thrones Valar Morghulis Beer

    Things We Saw Today

    Remember when HBO and Ommegang asked us to vote for the next Game of Thrones-themed beer? We totally predicted Valar Morghulis would win, and it did. The press release says, "The voting also determined the style of the newbeer - an Abbey Dubbel - which is perfectly represented by the "two-headed" coin which will adorn the labels.Valar Morghulis will be available at retail in fall of this year." We can't wait to taste it but we're still holding out for Ho-Ho-Hodor this holiday season... 

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  3. The Mary Sue Exclusive Preview: DC Comics’ The Movement #8

    The Mary Sue Exclusive

    Check our our exclusive preview of The Movement #8, where things are getting dicey for DC Comics' newest heroes.

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  4. 10-Year-Old Girl Petitions For American Girl Doll With Wheelchair

    DO WANT

    Melissa Shang is ten years old and she has more American Girl dolls than I ever had (read: none). But she's not satisfied. Shang, who has Muscular Dystrophy, would love for Mattel to create an American Girl doll who uses a wheelchair.

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  5. Advocacy Group Creates Mannequins Modeled After People With Disabilities [VIDEO]

    Warning: May Contain Feelings

    Have you ever walked through a clothing store or passed a shop window and wished there were a mannequin that looked more like you? I have, and I'm a person with a disability so you can imagine how interested I was to see this project put together by a Zurich advocacy group called Pro Infirmis. The project, done as part of International Day of Persons with Disabilities is called "Because who is perfect? Get closer." Miss Handicap 2010 Jasmine Rechsteiner, radio host and film critic Alex Oberholzer, athlete Urs Kolly, blogger Nadja Schmid, and actor Erwin Aljukić all volunteered to participate and have mannequins designed to their personal specifications. Previously in People With Disabilities

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  6. Paraplegic Woman Wants To Surf, Friend Uses Duct Tape To Make It Happen [VIDEO]

    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

    We all know duct tape has thousands of uses but I'm not quite sure strapping one of my friends on my back so she can go surfing was one I would have thought of. Thankfully Tyron Swan did, and his friends' mom, Pascale Honore, has benefited greatly from it. Find out more about this surfing duo on Facebook and help support their journey here. (via HyperVocal) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  7. Bryan Singer Tweets Our First Look At X-Men: Days Of Future Past With Two Very Important Props

    And So It Begins

    Looks like Charles Xavier hasn't made many upgrades to his wheelchair since the 1970s. Both of them look fairly uncomfortable if you ask me but this is technically our first look at Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now if we can just get him to tweet a picture of James McAvoy and Sir Patrick Stewart in them, I'll be even happier. (via MTV Splash Page) Previously in Days of Future Past

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  8. The Mary Sue’s Favorite Articles Of 2012

    The Mary Sue

    We've already let you know what our most talked about and most popular posts of 2012 are. But as the people who write all those stories you read, we at The Mary Sue have to admit that we have favorites of our own. They might not have garnered page after page of comments or tons of hits, but darnit, we like 'em. So now, in our final roundup of 2012, we've let our biases out to play to share with you our Favorite Articles of 2012. Here's to a geek-tastic 2013!

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  9. Things We Saw Today: Guitar Heroes

    Things We Saw Today

    GET IT? (Neatorama)

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  10. Paralympic Athlete Is The First Woman To Live At Home With A Robotic Exoskeleton

    We Have Done the Impossible and That Makes Us Mighty

    Claire Lomas was paralyzed from the chest down after a horse riding accident in 2007 but recently utilized a robotic exoskeleton to complete the London Marathon in 17 days. Now she gets to see how the technologically advanced suit works at home. 

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