ALSO WOW. all of your suggestions for Femslash February were pretty awesome. I’m pretty much making a list and will be making my way through that list during the month. You are all awesome.
Five Things I love about the YA preview:
1. WE SEE KATE’S POV. God, I almost feel clean from the epic tale of man-pain that was Children’s Crusade. FINALLY. We hear about her parents, her thoughts (I THINK THAT PART OF ME IS REALLY STUPID!”>, her confusion, her happiness. We get to see the world through her eyes.
2. It’s her that has no idea what his name is, not the other way around. A+++++++++++
3. She’s still her snarky self and after a moment to catch her breath, is completely comfortable with this incredibly different situation (which is pretty much Kate Bishop 101, hi, miss ‘attack the church and i will save the silly superheroes who try to take you down’.) It feels very much like the Kate Bishop of the early YA issues with a few more years added on top of it, which … is who it should be?
4. “I think that part of me is really stupid.” - NGL, I was really worried about that scene and how the male author would pull it off (I have nothing against KG, but male privilege sometimes shows up even when you don’t expect it to) but … I am really pleased with it.
5. That art is breath-taking.
Note: this post was originally made in 2010 in response to Diana Gabaldon’s epic rant about fanfiction. The original version is still being updated. I’m reposting it to Tumblr by request, but if you have any additions, please feel free to drop a comment at LJ so they can be added to the masterpost!
Dear Author of the Week,
You think fanfic is a personal affront to the many hours you’ve spent carefully crafting your characters. You think fanfic is “immoral and illegal.” You think fanfiction is just plagiarism. You think fanfiction is cheating. You think fanfic is for people who are too stupid/lazy/unimaginative to write stories of their own. You think there are exceptions for people who write published derivative works as part of a brand or franchise, because they’re clearly only doing it because they have to. You’re personally traumatized by the idea that someone else could look at your characters and decide that you did it wrong and they need to fix it/add original characters to your universe/send your characters to the moon/Japan/their hometown. You think all fanfic is basically porn. You’re revolted by the very idea that fic writers think what they do is legitimate.
We get it.
Congratulations! You’ve just summarily dismissed as criminal, immoral, and unimaginative each of the following Pulitzer Prize-winning writers and works:
So I just want to take a moment to appreciate the fact that Marvel is giving me a comic in which:
a.) Scott Lang plays a leading role.
b.) Scott Lang is not written by Bendis.
c.) The women out number the dudes 3-1.
Whatever, haters! Scott Lang is my favorite Ant-Man for life, and if this is half as good as his Hawkeye or his Defenders, I will be pleased. PLUS ALL THE LADIES.
Also, according to USA Today Fraction had this to say:
Reed Richards reaches out to Scott Lang because as Ant-Man, he’s scientific, he has things to prove, he’s a family man and, because he recently lost his daughter Cassie, Reed feels putting this brokenhearted hero in charge of the kids in the Future Foundation will help him.
Title: Ice Cream Fixes Everything.
Warnings: Severe age differences. Mentor/sidekick relationship.
Contents: Spoilers for Children’s Crusade.
Characters/couples: Kate Bishop/Clint Barton.
Summary: The thing for Clint here is: things don’t change too much with a partner. Or maybe, with the right kind of partner things just change for the better.
Notes: Look I couldn’t wait until August so, how I see Kate and Clint’s future partnership. And my ship googles are screwed on tight.
“If you are a woman. If you are a Person of Colour. If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, if you’re a person of size, if you’re a person of intelligence, if you’re a person of integrity, then you are considered a minority in this world. And it’s gonna be really hard to find messages of self-love, and support anywhere, especially women’s and gay men’s culture. It’s all about how you have to look a certain way or else you’re worthless. You know when you look in the mirror, and you think, ‘Ugh, I’m so fat, I’m so old, I’m so ugly’, don’t you know that’s not your authentic self, but that is billions upon billions of dollars of advertising, magazines, movies, billboards, all geared to make you feel shitty about yourself so that you will take your hard-earned money and spend it on some turnaround cream that doesn’t turnaround shit.
When you don’t have self-esteem, you will hesitate before you do anything in your life. You will hesitate to go for the job you really wanna go for. You will hesitate to ask for a raise. You will hesitate to report a rape. You will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender. You will hesitate to vote. You will hesitate to dream.
For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of revolution. And our revolution is long-overdue.”Inspirational Women I Love —> Margaret Cho
When I was little, probably 8 or so, I used to tape Margaret Cho on Comedy Central and watch it over and over and over. I wanted to be like her so bad. At the time, I thought it was just the ability to “be funny” but over time, its the realization that Cho is just living her life on her terms, as a survivor, as a badass, and as so much more.
And that is what I want.
-Barely finish literally sobbing over Lin’s sacrifice.(and I am not exaggerating when I say “sobbing.” I mean literally, tears down my cheeks.)
-Then you follow it up with “General Iroh.”
-My heart can’t handle it, show.
As announced earlier this week, Batman will finally find his way to Metropolis in DC Comics’ digital series Smallville Season 11, the continuation of the late, great WB/CW show. And he won’t be coming alone. Series writer Bryan Q. Miller (who also wrote for the TV version) tells TV Guide Magazine that Batman’s partner is none other than Nightwing.
In a twist, the character behind the mask is Stephanie Brown, rather than Dick Grayson, the former Robin, who ultimately became Nightwing in the comics. Stephanie debuted in the DC Comics universe as the vigilante Spoiler. She later became Batgirl, in a series Miller wrote from 2009-11.
This new version of the Dynamic Duo comes to Metropolis to follow a lead on the man who killed Bruce’s parents. It was those murdered that spurred him into a life of caped crusading. “Batman’s been operating in a vigilante/urban legend capacity for probably a little bit longer than when Clark started being The Blur,” Miller says, referring to Clark’s pre-Superman identity on the TV series.
As to why he picked Stephanie for the sidekick slot, Miller says, “Bruce can be somewhat of an angry man. Stephanie’s personality is so can-do and unsinkable and bright, so it’s very much on purpose on Bruce’s part that he has a good cop going out on patrol with him every night.” (Miller says it will eventually be addressed as to why Stephanie is Nightwing in this comic and not Batgirl.)
Batman and Nightwing show up in early August in a digital-first chapter of the series. (Printed collections of the chapters come out monthly, with the start of this arc slated to go on sale in September.) To download chapters of the comic go to readdcentertainment.com.
“I’m thrilled by how it’s been received so far,” Miller says of Season 11’s positive feedback and strong sales. (DC says that it’s consistently one of their top 10 digital comics.) “Even with this Batman announcement there’s a heavy amount of griping about Batman’s armor [as seen in the preview image above]. But people are talking about it, which is not necessarily a bad thing. And I’m hearing from people that it’s bringing them to comic shops and the DC app, and they’re discovering all kinds of other comics. In the best way, I think it’s a good gateway drug for all of the storytelling that DC has to offer.”
^me right now
OH HI THERE. Somewhere awesome that love for RHATO exists, without the entitled wank that hangs out on the tags.
This is a blog created for the purpose of acting as a space for RHATO fans/readers, be they casual or hardcore, to come and enjoy the series without undergoing any of the judging, shaming, or general hostility that are sometimes seen from other comic book fans. While this blog acknowledges that…
Adult Toph is pretty hot.
Okay, Adult Aang is pretty hot, too.
Huh. You know what’s different about this show and YJ? Even the random bystander who gives testimony is female.
LOL @ Lin smacking Tenzin to wake him up.
Even the Polar Bear Dog who saves Korra is a “she.” I’d just like to point that out. TAKE THAT, YJ.
Love Triangles are boring, to be honest.
tl;dr: I love this show more than is reasonable.
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“In brightest day, in blackest night,
No intolerance shall escape my sight
Let those who worship ignorance’s might,
Beware my power… Green Lantern’s light!”
OH LOOK AT THIS PERFECTION. *squees*
While typing tags for my Hawkeye babies
I accidentially typed
Kate Barton, Clint Bishop
There is no grand declaration, no grand proposal and, really, they have been living together long enough that the whole ‘we’re getting married’ wasn’t a big…