“Elsewhere, it would be remiss to point out that while the film makes very little effort to support it’s technobabble, the crux of the action is Thor and Jane working together to save the world WITH SCIENCE! Now that is how you use an astrophysicist in your superhero movie. I don’t care if it actually makes sense, I want Jane to go from world to world with Thor and save people with science. Or they could just have a television show for kids on PBS where Thor is her big smiley lab assistant who never wears protective gear.”—
"Ok, kids, why does Jane wear lab gear and Thor doesn’t? Because if we did this to Jane" (insert shot of Thor being set on fire, smiling, or showered with exploding glass, smiling) "she could really get hurt. Always wear your safety gear!"
The folks so obsessed with NRE that they neglect their primary partners to the point of damaging those pre-existing relationships. Enjoy and love your new experience all you want, but you’re not single….
In a new and poly relationship, I love reading this.
On the morning of George Zimmerman’s acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murder earlier this year, with the mainstream media raising the specter of riots, blogger Jay Smooth made a prediction: ‘The fundamental danger of an acquittal is not more riots, it is more George Zimmermans.’
There were no riots. There have been more George Zimmermans.
Think about this: Copyright, as it currently stands, is life + 75. If I write something now and live to be 75, the copyright will extend for almost 115 years. If I have a grandchild born when I am 75, that child will live out their life almost entirely under that copyright. As it stands now, we cannot revisit culture from even my parent’s age; we can revisit things from my grandparent’s childhoods in the 30s.
And this is for a copyright that loses most of its value in about 5 years.
I'm a 21 year old male, and I look up to Lois Lane more than anyone else in comic books. No lie. I love Lois for everything she is. I understand Superman's influence on the world of comic books, and we could all aspire to be more like him, but to me Lois Lane is real. My dream job is journalism and Lois Lane is a big part of that, no matter how stupid that may sound to other.
It doesn’t sound stupid at all.
Lois is the best journalist at the Planet, always has been, that’s what made the dynamic so interesting. She was smarter, better, and braver than the boys’ club. Perry knew it, everyone knew it. Only Clark even came CLOSE and he had hidden superpowers to even TRY to be on her level.
Too few people understand that Texas is a pretty large state and therefore the climate is different in south Texas than it is in north Texas (where I am). WE GET A REAL WINTER. Does it warm up quicker here than up north in other parts of the country? well duh. But it’s NOT hot all year. We get…
And all you fuckers complaining about it? If you think Dallas is bad, I invite you to come down to the fetid swamp I live in.
“Now that I’m an adult, describing Sailor Moon is a little embarrassing… but here’s the deal: Sailor Moon is a magical girl who goes to middle school by day and uses miraculous powers to battle evildoers from outer space by night. Everything about her is feminine, from her pleated mini skirt to the sparkling backdrop of her transformation sequence. She is also a clumsy gluttonous crybaby, an F-student, and as boy-crazy as a cat in heat throughout the first season. Despite all of her personal shortcomings, she dedicates her life to fighting for, as she puts it, “love and justice.”
This was a world where girls were fighters. Where they could eat all the food they wanted. Where they could cry.”—
This show/manga was so brilliant because she was, in fact, all of the above, and she was still depicted as strong. All of the Sailor Senshi presented a different type of femininity, all of them were at least a little “girly”, and they were each and every one of them warriors.
You know what else is kind of embarrassing to describe? Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar books, especially the first one.
"Talia is a little girl from a strict family. She’s quiet and bookish, and just wants to spend her day reading, but she’s always being put in charge of the little kids. One day, she meets a magical horse that takes her to the capital and she meets the queen. The queen tells her that she needs Talia to be a special babysitter to the princess because of the secret powers that Talia has… powers that no one has seen in a long time. She finds that the magical horse will be her special friend forever. And she gets friends and has a boyfriend but they never really do anything and he’s ok with that.”
i always 100% though Bane was a POC but i see more and more representation of him as a [seemingly] white guy, including Secret Six. was i off for thinking he was POC or is this another example of systemic white washing in media? [SN: i have not read Secret Six so if this is discussed in the narrative, i apologize.]
Bane’s father was a white Englishman, that may be where colorists get the idea that he should be white.
I always thought he was Latin, his mother was, and he was raised in a Latin country.
It’s a sad fact that even though a huge number of colorists in the business are POC themselves, over time, characters do seem to revert to a lighter-skinned default over and over. I often have to keep reminding colorists to keep a character’s skin a darker color. We are lucky on the MOVEMENT because the colorist has stayed consistent and the editors care about this issue, so they keep an eye on it. But many times, the writers never see the colored art before it goes to print, so it’s harder to keep an eye on it.
I have seen many characters get whiter and whiter as time goes on, especially as newer colorists come on a book who are less familiar with the characters.
It’s always frustrating. In Bane’s case, it may be that the fact that he appears white in other media informs the colorist’s choices.
i went into a whole foods and got to hear a woman arguing with a guy at the meat counter because she wanted grass fed organic chicken and he was desperately trying to explain to her that chickens don’t eat grass
“A man who assisted in autopsies in a big urban hospital, starting in the mid-1950s, describes the many deaths from botched abortions that he saw. “The deaths stopped overnight in 1973.” He never saw another in the 18 years before he retired. “That,” he says, “ought to tell people something about keeping abortion legal.”—“The Way It Was” — Mother Jones Magazine — Abortion before Roe v. Wade. (via edcunningham)
Am I the only one when watching an action movie who is concerned about the huge amounts of damage that happens? Like does car insurance cover it when your car is crushed by a monster or a transformer or a crazed car chase? What about all the buildings that are just demolished? I really need to know.
I’m so glad it’s not just me wondering this!
Ditto. It’s frequently a thought, especially in big cities…