The Wrong Bloke For This Job Or Any Other
Let me get this straight, Nicki Minaj can wiggle her butt six ways till Sunday and people can call her a black feminist messiah, but when there's a weak-ass Spider-Woman variant cover that make her look like she's posing like Nicki Minaj, it suddenly NOT okay and Marvel should be ashamed??? I'm honestly, seriously confused here :/
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heroinfriday:

daniphantomgone:

jhenne-bean:

daniphantomgone:

missfirestarter:

teacupnosaucer:

ohmygil:

Nicki Minaj is also a real person who makes real decisions for herself and made a video and song that celebrated her own body and her own sexuality while outright critiquing the Male Gaze through visual metaphor

Jessica Drew is not a real person and was drawn by a man in a submissive position who visually objectifies her (spandex doesn’t work on asses like that come on) and every female superhero he’s drawn. And he can’t even draw a background right.

repeat it with me now everybody: made up women drawn for gross men to jerk off to are NOT equivalent to real life women expressing their sexuality for their own benefit

BLESS THIS POST

1) Spandex has never, ever been depicted realistically in comics.

2) I don’t see how celebrating how much different men love her ass is “critiquing the male gaze.”

3) Spider-woman being in a “submissive position” is one interpretation. Sexualized perhaps, but her position was evoking a spider crawling on the ground. Not “submissive.”

4) Objectification is in the mind of the beholder. You’re going to have to present an argument for how the image by itself objectifies the character. Like, that’s a metaphysically loaded statement that SO many people just throw around like it’s nothing.

*YAWN*

(But re: 2 —

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There’s more, but you could also try, y’know, watching the video. Or read this or this or this or google it)

I saw the video. The point required more justification.

Also, that Variant cover was drawn by a woman, you fucking nits.

-Liv

I saw “drawn by a man in a submissive position” and couldn’t help but laugh at the image of a guy painting on a canvas while straddling a sawhorse.

theblackcatscauldron:

☠BlackCats&HocusPocus☾

nambroth:

Qaw the Raven


This is not my costume! I am posting this because I had a hand in making it, and I had the honor of getting some photos of the completed thing. This year at RMFC I took a real camera with me for the first time to a con. I’m super glad I did, because Qaw was there!! I made the mask and claws for this on commission. The mask was done on a modified base by Crystumes. I sculpted on her crow base to make a raven’s beak, and added faux fur, hand-set about eleventy billion feathers, and hand-set an equal number of boar bristles for the rictal bristles on the beak. I was so super excited to see it in action. It’s delightful to see something I worked on, hopping around!

Qaw stopped by my dealer’s table and attempted to steal the plush gryphon Shard owned by my table-mate Jess Owen (see second to last photo), then kindly allowed me to follow it around for a few impromptu photos! I didn’t have any hand in making the rest of the costume, including the really neat vest and pants. All photos are mine, except for the last one, when I bumped into Qaw while wearing Kinglet, and my husband was able to get a photo.

The very awesome sloth in these photos is Tica. I traced down her FA gallery by searching her name: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/tica

Qaw is NOT mine. Photos posted with their permission! Qaw on FA: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/qaw/
And Twitter: https://twitter.com/qawstume

textsfromtitanfood:

consider the following aus

  • "we wore matching halloween costumes to this party" au
  • "we’re the only ones who didn’t get the email about class being canceled" au
  • "tried to get the candy bar that didn’t drop out of the vending machine and now my hand is stuck can u help…
gothiccharmschool:

sixpenceee:

Bats illuminated by lightning (video)

NOTHING IS MORE GOTH THAN THIS.

gothiccharmschool:

sixpenceee:

Bats illuminated by lightning (video)

NOTHING IS MORE GOTH THAN THIS.

lazysmirk:

vittyyluvscookies:

thriftlessvoyage:

brotoro:

alexturnermilk:

kyuubified:

awwnutbunnies:

shinukinomi:

So apparently no one should ever buy sugarless Haribo gummy bears

Fun fact: I once bought sugar free gummy bears. 

This is exactly what happened

Petition for Youtubers to start doing the “Sugarless Gummy Bear Challenge”

FINALLY I FIND THIS SO I CAN SHOW THE WORLD THIS HAS TO BE SEEN

my cousins ate a bunch of these once and got sick as hell

my mom told me it’s because they ate too much candy

now i know it was a LIE

I HAVE NEVER LAUGHED SO HARD AT WHAT WAS ESSENTIALLY A POOP JOKE

HOLY SHIT

Jan 10th, 2014. We did this in the ER because everyone who works in the ER is 6 yrs old. It takes about 2-3 hrs before you begin to feel like you are straight up going to shit your pants. I was on the toilet for an hour. Then I tried to take a shower. I shat myself in the shower. 

It was the funniest thing I will ever fucking do.

It only takes a handful.

Do not do it.

thatdudeemu:

darvinasafo:

Rest In Power

Boyce “Scoop” Coleman

RIP

Heroes are real.

Where imagination is capped out

medievalpoc:

penig replied to your post: “Hi, I am very impressed with your blog, and would like your input on something. I am running a Vampire game set in Hungary 1 year before the Mongolian invasion. I was wondering what other ethnicities would be present in the area?”:
To be fair here, part of the fun of historical RPGs and fantasy is to change as little as possible and watch the effect of the fantastic premise on the setting.

blackghostwaltz replied to your post: justcuriousabout said:Hi, I am v…

I honestly think they’re asking a question relating to what PoC groups were living in the area at the time. Just because it has a supernatural element doesn’t mean it can’t have accuracy. As a writer, that’s one thing I strive for personally.

myirrelephantlife replied to your post: justcuriousabout said:Hi, I am v…

I think they’re asking what sort of ethnicities were present in Hungary at that time. Not to be rude, but it’s a reasonable question and I’m not sure why you brushed it off. Vampires are fantasy, but the setting could still be historically accurate.

tranettew reblogged your post justcuriousabout said:Hi, I am v… and added:

That’s unnecessary shade. The whole blog is about historically accurate representation of PoC in history and, ergo, it is not an excuse to be non-inclusive in media as there were PoC in Europe at different points in history. This ask is essentially what you’re trying to promote, I thought.

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At first, I was asking the same questions as the folks above. I figured “it’s an innocent enough question, why not give some historical information?”. Now that I’ve seen it broken down though, (and I’m honestly not very well-educated. I’m 31, and went to work in retail right after high school and am still doing that) I think I get what medievalpoc is getting at.

It’s not that asking about historical information about poc in medieval Hungary is wrong. It’s that, asking for permission (or rather, asking for information of that kind from a well-educated source) to put poc in your fantasy game set in medieval Hungary… shouldn’t be necessary. If you are making a fantastical setting, especially if it includes beings like vampires, and you want poc in your game? Put them in there.

There’s no harm, nor should there be, with putting people of colour in your RPG campaign (or your fantasy novel, or video game etc.). History is being changed already with the addition of vampires, and I’m guessing other magical elements. Even if medieval Hungary didn’t have a widely varied population back then, even if they were all white, you can put whoever you want in your creative works of fantasy.

That’s what the gifset about the Hobbit was there for. If you have things as fantastical as vampires in your story, a person of colour being there shouldn’t be such a broad leap of your imagination or anyone else’s.

Now, again I may be way off here, and I don’t want to come down on anyone or anything like that. But I’m pretty sure that’s what medievalpoc is getting at here, and is getting at in many of their posts about fantasy fiction. It’s fantasy. Just go for it. Don’t be afraid to put whoever you want into your story because it might not be “historically accurate” in our real world.

Sorry… I go off point a lot. Hope this helped some folks a bit, cause I didn’t really get it until just a few minutes ago. And that’s totally my bad for being that blind, too.

EDIT: Oooor, I could have just read the FAQ! Others should too!

http://medievalpoc.tumblr.com/post/96277011215/pocket-guide-to-some-of-the-claims-tumblr-blog

eldritchdiplomacy:

((from waaay back in the day))

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There are powdered sugar cookies on her Aunt’s kitchen table, and Istari’s eyes light up at the sight, reaching out for one as she’d done so on countless Midsummer afternoons in the past. Her mother’s light rap on the twelve year old’s hand stops…

As much as they’re happy care-of-magical-creatures parents of a wee Bit, I sometimes forget the way Istari grew up. I can’t imagine how stifling it was to be that penned in by her parents’ beliefs, and to face the wrath of her father the way she did.

All testament to how great Amy (I almost wrote Izzy here, instead of Amy) is at creating developed characters, who you actually feel for. I just about teared up at the end of the entry. Even though I knew her story turned out for the better eventually (and that’s a pretty long-term eventually… is she still leaking ichor?), it still hurt to see how much she hurt, and it still made me so happy to know she wasn’t going to fold and take it.

Love it!