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  2. stuffman:

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    People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter

    (via emmyc)

     
  3. artbyallen:

    Finally getting into the zeitgeist. I wanted to focus on my favorite part of the new Batgirl costume: those kickin’ yellow Doc Martens.

    (I submitted to this the @BatgirlOfBurnside Tumblr that Cameron Stewart put together, where it has 17 notes as of right now. But somehow when I submitted it, it seems not to have attached my name. Guess I’m not gonna get any new followers out of that, then, huh? :)

     

  4. birchsoda:

    fandomsandfeminism:

    doctor-no-boyfriend:

    Feminism had a noble cause for equality until it became a hate movement .

    People have been accusing feminism of being a hate movement since women started trying to get the right to vote. 

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    YUP! Remember this when people say feminism has gone too far! Because treating women as full human beings has always been seen as “going too far”.

    (via finkspiration)

     

    1. Male Writer: Ah, anniversary jokes are so funny. Because chicks always hate it when you don't remember anniversaries! A plus gold very original
    2. Male Writer: Mother in laws amirite?
    3. Male Writer: My male character who is an author insert of myself pines after a woman I used to pine after in high school. Then they have sex. This is good literature.
    4. Male Writer: Ugh female books are so romance filled
    5. Male Writer: And girl fanfics, so mary suey
    6. Male Writer: Now listen about this original middle aged man who is an expert in everything, suffers from ennui, looks like me, acts like me, and gets all the girls i want.
    7. Male Writer: She was sexy in an alluring, boring way, filled with purple prose and riddled with objectification
    8. Male Writer: If i make a female character parrot my misogynistic views, they cease to be misogynistic! Are you saying you don't respect my fake female characters opinions, feminists?
    9. Male Writer: a good action girl is one who looks hot at all times
    10. Male Writer: If the female main character got in an asskicking line, my work is Feminist with a capital F and no one can criticize me
    11. Specifically White Male Writer: Heroic tropes are so overdone. I'm going to create a boring white guy with stubble to be a completely original antihero no one has ever seen before TM.
    12. Same Guy: It's original because he is a jerk who gets away with bad behavior, just like I wish i could.
    13. Another Specifically White Male Writer: It's in my universe to only have white men do things in my book. I mean, don't you care about historical accuracy
    14. Same Guy: I mean, it's a generic fantasy verse with no real life time period equivalent and i haven't done any research, but i'm SURE that it's historically accurate. To that dark mideval dragon fighting europe period
    15. Same Guy: Where in Europe? Who cares!
    16. Male Writer: There is no better way to introduce a female character to a male character than by him saving her.
    17. Male Writer: Characters hating each other is good sexual tension!
    18. Male Writer: One female character and five male characters is a good team balance
    19. Male Writer: If my female character chooses to act in a sexist tropey way, it's not sexist. In fact, because she CHOSE to do it, it is Feminist.
    20. Male Writer: I am original
     
  5. ericafailsatlife:

    Hey guys! Didn’t you know that the Adam Warrock Donation Drive is still going on? Keep the site free and running for another year!

    From the man himself:

    WHY SHOULD YOU DONATE?

    Because I have released almost 600 free songs on my website over the past 5 years of its existence. Because I never accept donations at any other point during the year. Because I have never monetized my Youtube account with ads. Because web hosting isn’t free. Because I’m 100% independent, no agents, no managers, no bookers, no merch people, no interns, no financial backing, no nothing. Because Internet content should be free. Because indie music and great web content should be supported. Because this isn’t a kickstarter. Because you want tshirts and new albums and posters and shows. Because maybe, over the past four years you’ve enjoyed a song or two, and maybe you’d find it in your heart to drop some money in the bucket to help me keep doing this, and doing good things for nerd and geek culture. Because it’s the right thing to do!

    Thanks for the support and a wonderful last four years. Help keep adamwarrock.com up and running for another year! DONATE DONATE DONATE!

    So hey, check it out: AdamWarrock.com

     

  6. micexpo:

    MICE is pleased to welcome some very special people to our fifth annual show as guests:

    Emily Carroll - Best known for her spooky, surreal web comics like His Face All Red and Out of Skin. These stories and more will be collected into her first book Through the Woods published by Margaret K McElderry Books in July 2014.

    James Kochalka - Vermont’s first Cartoonist Laureate and celebrated creator ofAmerican Elf. His recent works include Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza for young readers and Superf*ckers cartoon for not-so young viewers.

    Box Brown - A prolific independent cartoonist and founder of the small press Retrofit Comics. His graphic biography Andre the Giant: Life and Legend steps into the ring this spring.

    Paul Hornschemeier - NYT Bestselling cartoonist, animator for IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang, and a recent addition to Boston’s comics community. His works include the graphic novels Life With Mr. Dangerous and Three Paradoxes, and the YouTube series Forlorn Funnies.

    All these cartoonists will have new books available in time for our show! You’ll find the creators showcasing their work in the exhibition halls and panel discussions, and generally walking amongst us as though they were mere mortals.

    Stay tuned for more guest announcements, coming soon!

    (Source: )

     
  7. I got ants in my pants today after hearing that H.R. Giger died, like I had to process it somehow and all I could do was compulsively watch clips on YouTube and sketch a bit [exhibit a] [exhibit b].

    When I got home I finally busted out the Dual Pens I’ve been sitting on and worked it out of my system some more. I can’t tell you any story behind this picture except that I saved the file as “lung_clergy_01”. H.R. Giger had all his biomech genitals, but I’m more of a respiratory and gastrointestinal woman myself.

    I doodle stuff along these lines a decent amount but I don’t usually make a finished drawing like this. I want to do this more often. Plus there’s a whole bunch of other organs and tissues left to draw.

     

  8. Anonymous said: so you're living the dream

    neilcicierega:

    how did you know????

     
  9. raijumykaiju:

    I want to talk about David Alleyne for a minute. I want to talk about bisexuality. I want to talk about how I lived 21 fucking years on this planet, 21 years consuming massive amounts of media, movies, tv shows, comics, and I had never until this moment seen a character say “I’m bisexual”. I want to talk about being 13 years old and knowing that gay people existed but thinking I was sick and broken because I couldn’t ‘choose between being gay or straight’.

    "It was like realizing something that was always true and I just couldn’t see it until now."

    I want to talk about how ashamed I feel for mocking my friend’s bisexuality in high school and forcing them back into the closet, all the while thinking ‘I fixed myself so why can’t you?’, never knowing how much I was hurting myself an others. I want to talk about the bone deep fear I feel around people I don’t know if I can trust. I want to talk about how it is absolutely no different from the fears gay men and lesbian women have. It’s the same racing thoughts, the same paranoid worries, is this person safe? Can I trust them? Can they tell? Is there something about me that will tip them off? Did I let something slip that I shouldn’t have? 

    I want to talk about how hard I cried after reading this issue of Young Avengers. Because I’d never seen anyone, fictional or real, be allowed to identify themselves as bisexual without question or ridicule from their peers. No doubt, I’ve seen characters that are attracted to multiple different genders, but they are never ever allowed the agency to tell the world who they are on their own terms. It’s always other people who get to decide what they are. They’re too gay for one partner, or too straight for another, but they are never proudly, defiantly, lovingly allowed to be bisexual. David is a revolutionary character, for so many reasons, and I can’t speak to what he means as a bisexual man of color, but I want to talk about how David Alleyne changed my life.

    (Source: allyourfavesarebi, via colleenaf)