eliosu:

( From left to right, Granada!Watson, 2009!Watson, BBC!Watson)

eliosu:

( From left to right, Granada!Watson, 2009!Watson, BBC!Watson)

travisconleycaughron:

How can you hate Deadpool I mean really

travisconleycaughron:

How can you hate Deadpool I mean really

majikalconcepts:

cover & 9 pages from Marvel Comics' "What If: Jane Foster Had Found The Hammer Of Thor?” issue #10 (1978)

by: Rick Hoberg (pencils), Dave Hunt (inker), Carl Gafford (colors), Carol Lay (letters), & Don Glut (writer)

patloika:

anaaesthetic:

In a continued effort to bring new readers to the world of comic books, Marvel teamed up with ABC’s The View to promote the next story arc in Thor, God of Thunder. Looks like a new hand will be wielding the mighty Mjolnir, and it’s not the typical male archetype we’ve come to expect from our Asgardian hammer tosser. The new Thor will be a woman. 

“This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before,” said series writer, Jason Aaron. 

Aaron will be joined on the book by Cyclops artist, Russell Dauterman.

Just who will take up the mantle of the God of Thunder? Marvel may wait til San Diego Comic Con next week to drop that bombshell on us. But on The View, a little clue was hinted about her origins, “The story behind her is she created herself. She was saved by Thor and she came down to Earth, followed him, and made herself look like Thor and so now she’s taking over.” 

REALLY looking forward to this!

Ψii: in this au sollux has my skype name
)(IC: w hat
)(IC: OH
barachiki:

mrsashdown replied:

barachiki:

"I’m not exactly sure how this was supposed to make us feel better."

I NEED JOHN WITH FLOWERS IN HIS MOURNSTACHE HAROLD! PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN, sorry for all the caps, I had a sudden emotion.

Alright.

But my name isn’t Harold. ;)

barachiki:

mrsashdown replied:

barachiki:

"I’m not exactly sure how this was supposed to make us feel better."

I NEED JOHN WITH FLOWERS IN HIS MOURNSTACHE HAROLD! PLEASE MAKE IT HAPPEN, sorry for all the caps, I had a sudden emotion.

Alright.

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But my name isn’t Harold. ;)

finally copied down the fic i wrote on my phone while we were camping

turns out i only wrote a measley 3k words the entire week

hahah im never going to beat that three-day weekend of 15k words am i

konanyiffer420:

bootslots:

woodswolf:

bootslots:

everyone play that dragon game it is A+

what dragon game

this dragon game

image

EXCELLANT

all bow to the almighty dragon… stan

barachiki:

"I’m not exactly sure how this was supposed to make us feel better."

barachiki:

"I’m not exactly sure how this was supposed to make us feel better."

me-ya-ri:

How media clearly reflects the sexism and the racism we cannot see in ourselves.

carnivaloftherandom:

saathi1013:

bana05:

I wanted my first-year film students to understand what happens to a story when actual human beings inhabit your characters, and the way they can inspire storytelling. And I wanted to teach them how to look at headshots and what you might be able to tell from a headshot. So for the past few years I’ve done a small experiment with them.

Some troubling shit always occurs.

It works like this: I bring in my giant file of head shots, which include actors of all races, sizes, shapes, ages, and experience levels. Each student picks a head shot from the stack and gets a few minutes to sit with the person’s face and then make up a little story about them. 

Namely, for white men, they have no trouble coming up with an entire history, job, role, genre, time, place, and costume. They will often identify him without prompting as “the main character.” The only exception? “He would play the gay guy.” For white women, they mostly do not come up with a job (even though it was specifically asked for), and they will identify her by her relationships. “She would play the mom/wife/love interest/best friend.” I’ve heard “She would play the slut” or “She would play the hot girl.” A lot more than once.

For nonwhite men, it can be equally depressing. “He’s in a buddy cop movie, but he’s not the main guy, he’s the partner.” “He’d play a terrorist.” “He’d play a drug dealer.” “A thug.” “A hustler.” “Homeless guy.” One Asian actor was promoted to “villain.”

For nonwhite women (grab onto something sturdy, like a big glass of strong liquor), sometimes they are “lucky” enough to be classified as the girlfriend/love interest/mom, but I have also heard things like “Well, she’d be in a romantic comedy, but as the friend, you know?” “Maid.” “Prostitute.” “Drug addict.”

I should point out that the responses are similar whether the group is all or mostly-white or extremely racially mixed, and all the groups I’ve tried this with have been about equally balanced between men and women, though individual responses vary. Women do a little better with women, and people of color do a little better with people of color, but female students sometimes forget to come up with a job for female actors and black male students sometimes tell the class that their black male actor wouldn’t be the main guy.

Once the students have made their pitches, we interrogate their opinions. “You seem really sure that he’s not the main character – why? What made you automatically say that?” “You said she was a mom. Was she born a mom, or did she maybe do something else with her life before her magic womb opened up and gave her an identity? Who is she as a person?” In the case of the “thug“, it turns out that the student was just reading off his film resume. This brilliant African American actor who regularly brings houses down doing Shakespeare on the stage and more than once made me weep at the beauty and subtlety of his performances, had a list of film credits that just said “Thug #4.” “Gang member.” “Muscle.” Because that’s the film work he can get. Because it puts food on his table.

So, the first time I did this exercise, I didn’t know that it would turn into a lesson on racism, sexism, and every other kind of -ism. I thought it was just about casting. But now I know that casting is never just about casting, and this day is a real teachable opportunity. Because if we do this right, we get to the really awkward silence, where the (now mortified) students try to sink into their chairs. Because, hey, most of them are proud Obama voters! They have been raised by feminist moms! They don’t want to be or see themselves as being racist or sexist. But their own racism and sexism is running amok in the room, and it’s awkward.

This for every time someone criticizes how characters of color and female characters of color especially are treated in text and by subsequent fandoms.  It’s never “just a television/movie/book”. It’s never been ”just”.

…and by subsequent fandoms." <— bless this addition.

This one is always worth reblogging.
When I say, “Representation matters,” it’s not just the presence of PoC, women, PwD, LGBTQIA, in narrative, it’s the roles are those characters are occupying.

The hall of mirrors that is the interplay between fiction and real life becomes a negative feedback loop with real consequences, because we internalize things and then we act them out.

Storytelling is a powerful thing. What stories are we telling, and why?