i just saw jack white
comment i just got on one of my ao3 fics…
This is so wrong on so many levels why is it so perfect?
this brings me great joy.
if you don’t think the way nick o’malley sits is the cutest thing on the planet then you are toxic and i don’t need you in my life
Grant Morrison during a panel at the Edinburgh Book Festival (via operationfailure)
#i mean superman is wish fulfillment too but for two jewish guys wanting to help people they couldn’t as opposed to like #taking out the privilege of the rich thru violence against the poor #it depends on how you want to define wish fulfillment #but it is true: superman is a working class hero and batman is not
forever reblog, especially with those tags
Funny because I just argued about this only a few short days ago on Twitter with a guy who, otherwise, is intelligent and well spoken. Yet, this idea that Clark is an “othered” figure was totally lost on him.
This is why it doesn’t just make me angry but actually makes me uncomfortable when dudebros get super excited about Batman beating the shit out of Superman.
The last 3 live action adaptations of Superman—-all of which found huge audiences—-have particularly focused on this idea that Clark Kent grows up feeling othered. (In one of those adapations, Clark Kent was actually played by an actor who is bi-racial and was abandoned by his father at a young age btw.)
In several of these adapations, Clark Kent learning to accept his body and accept his heritage balanced with his intense love and identification as a human is not only a right of passage but the driving force of his identity and self-discovery. The fact that a lot of this self-discovery also often includes a human female who accepts him fully and without fear or persecution for his “otherness” is vital and important.
So when I see people talking about how “awesome” it would be for Batman to come into Superman’s movie and “beat the shit out of him”….I’m not just annoyed with you. I’m not just angry at you. You actually make me uncomfortable. Your thoughts about fictional icons and myths make me uncomfortable.
I think it’s also very telling that a lot of these same guys who worship Bruce over Clark, absolutely hated when Dick Grayson (who is open, affectionate, paternal in a way that Bruce isn’t, often queer coded, relies on women, and is a (white-passing) man of color)) was Batman.
They don’t love the idea of Batman himself, a normal man with extraordinary will, training, and resources, but the idea of Bruce Wayne as Batman—a white, super-masculine, super self-reliant, rich man.
I mean, I love a lot of versions of Bruce too—when he has the right writers, he’s awesome. But yeah.
Man, I have new feelings about Clark Kent now.
comic book commentary done right
captnjackharknss Read This.(via chemistryvictoria)
✯ bucky & natasha
i remember everything…and you were the one good thing in it all.
Reacting to the news about Captain America. <3
Alessandro Papetti (b. 1958, Milan, Italy) - 1: Boulevard Notturno, 2012 2: Citta Di Notte, 2013 3: New York, 2012 4: Unknown Title Paintings: Oil
This is the trash human blogger you are following…. (I’ll post what I am actually wearing to pitchfork today when I finish my hair…it’s even more garbage)
i don’t even know what to say to this
While implying that things are better when people don’t think critically about what they read is clearly the mark of a free and enlightened society.
Critical thinking is bad and might be fascist. I could have sworn I saw that one on Fox News.
what is happening today?
it is apparently time for comics writers to rally against their fans again
Nice use of scare quotes there, ‘Brubaker’.
(slow, sarcastic clapping) No, no. The GOVERNMENT telling writers what they are allowed to write, often under the threat of imprisonment, torture, or death, is how that ‘worked.’ The READERSHIP saying ‘we do not like what you’ve written, and we are not interested in paying for it or anything else you’ve written, and we are encouraging your current employer to replace you with someone who can do the job better, because we consume their product, you goddamn HACK’ is how CAPITALISM works. I know it’s confusing, but they’re a little different.
And is he really doing this? Are we really comparing the threat placed on legitimate journalists and authors under a violent dictatorship or regime to the fan lead efforts to get a 3rd rate, misogynistic HACK removed from a flagship title? A flagship comic book title whose circulation numbers that he has driven into the ground? That’s… What we’re doing here.
Gotta say. I’m a little ‘outraged’ by his comparison.
steve can be a real dick sometimes
just woke up from a weird fucking dream where an ex called me a “nazi horse”