comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT
By Andy Khouri
“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”
That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?
Honest question, dudes.
That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.
So what do we do about it?
This.
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comicsalliance:

FAKE GEEK GUYS: A MESSAGE TO MEN ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT

By Andy Khouri

“I think this woman is wrong about something on the Internet. Clearly my best course of action is to threaten her with rape.”

That’s crazy talk, right? So why does it happen all the time?

Honest question, dudes.

That women are harassed online is not news. That women in comics and the broader fandom cultures are harassed online is not news. That these women are routinely transmitted anonymous messages describing graphic sexual violence perpetrated upon them for transgressions as grave as not liking a thing… that is actually news to me, and it’s probably news to a lot of you guys reading this.

So what do we do about it?

This.

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dreamofsnow:

IS THAT A BEDAZZLED FUCKING EVANGELION

dreamofsnow:

IS THAT A BEDAZZLED FUCKING EVANGELION

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werewolfau:

andreashettle:

werewolfau:

REPRESENT!: Celebrating Diversity in the Media
Everyone loves spending time celebrating their fandom favorites. Celebrating across fandoms is on the of the best ways of doing this, so let’s try this for a change: a month dedicated to celebrating diversity in the media we all know and love! There are a lot of fandoms in which characters of color don’t get nearly as much love as we’d love for them to get.
We’d like to take this opportunity to change that, at least for a month. In the tradition of things like big bangs and femslash feb, why don’t we all spend a month focusing on our favorite characters of color in fandom?
Whether they are characters with less screen time or whether you’re stanning for a main character, spend May celebrating characters of color!
How to join in:
Make sure everybody knows about the RepFest! Reblog this post, share it with friends, encourage your friends and followers to participate. The more of us create and promote, the more there will be for all of us to enjoy!
What qualifies (types of work):
If it’s a fanwork that you can share with us, it counts! Fanfic, playlists, reclists, graphics, meta, videos- it’s all good! 
What qualifies (characters): 
 The point of this is to shed spotlight on existing canon characters- for this reason, we ask that you choose characters that are canonically characters of color. Characters in which there is a debate/the majority of the fandom considers them white characters can become murky, and can also dominate a fest like this.
A note about shipping:
There is no problem with writing a ship about a relationship in which there are white partners. However, because the point is to focus on the characters of color, we’re saying that if the character of color isn’t the focus of the story, it doesn’t qualify. For example, a Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson fic could qualify, but if the story is actually about Steve while Sam is the love interest, that’s not what this fest is about.
In the end, though, it’s all about us having fun and celebrating characters of color for a little while. We obviously can’t police the tags, nor do we want to (in the end, that would just draw focus away from the characters we’re here to appreciate). Just make sure to tag your stuff REPFEST or REPRESENT FEST, promote, and keep looking for more info as we get closer to May!
(graphic by osbombing) 

Partly just signal boosting here.  But also this comment:
I would especially love to see characters of color with disabilities highlighted in this.  It’s hard enough to find any character of color.  And hard enough to find any character with a disability (or disabilities).  But it is so much harder to find characters who are both people of color and also disabled.  For example, the U.S. TV Show on ABC Family called “Switched at Birth” has tons of deaf characters—deaf adult men and women, and also deaf teen boys and girls.  And the same show also has both major and minor characters who are people of color.  But pretty much all the characters of color (with the exception of the occasional background character—i.e., people who are just there in the background, usually without any lines or a name) are hearing and non-disabled.  And pretty much all the Deaf characters (and the one regularly recurring character who rides a wheelchair) are white.  Unless you count Daphne, who grew up believing that her birth mother was part Latino until she found out about the switch at birth, and who is still proud to claim the name Vasquez.  I leave to Latino people to decide if that counts.

while unfortunately the series that i’m currently considering writing doesn’t fulfill this request, reblogging with this comment for everyone to keep in mind while writing/doing fanart/etc.

Jump on it!

werewolfau:

andreashettle:

werewolfau:

REPRESENT!: Celebrating Diversity in the Media

Everyone loves spending time celebrating their fandom favorites. Celebrating across fandoms is on the of the best ways of doing this, so let’s try this for a change: a month dedicated to celebrating diversity in the media we all know and love! There are a lot of fandoms in which characters of color don’t get nearly as much love as we’d love for them to get.

We’d like to take this opportunity to change that, at least for a month. In the tradition of things like big bangs and femslash feb, why don’t we all spend a month focusing on our favorite characters of color in fandom?

Whether they are characters with less screen time or whether you’re stanning for a main character, spend May celebrating characters of color!

How to join in:

Make sure everybody knows about the RepFest! Reblog this post, share it with friends, encourage your friends and followers to participate. The more of us create and promote, the more there will be for all of us to enjoy!

What qualifies (types of work):

If it’s a fanwork that you can share with us, it counts! Fanfic, playlists, reclists, graphics, meta, videos- it’s all good!

What qualifies (characters):

The point of this is to shed spotlight on existing canon characters- for this reason, we ask that you choose characters that are canonically characters of color. Characters in which there is a debate/the majority of the fandom considers them white characters can become murky, and can also dominate a fest like this.

A note about shipping:

There is no problem with writing a ship about a relationship in which there are white partners. However, because the point is to focus on the characters of color, we’re saying that if the character of color isn’t the focus of the story, it doesn’t qualify. For example, a Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson fic could qualify, but if the story is actually about Steve while Sam is the love interest, that’s not what this fest is about.

In the end, though, it’s all about us having fun and celebrating characters of color for a little while. We obviously can’t police the tags, nor do we want to (in the end, that would just draw focus away from the characters we’re here to appreciate). Just make sure to tag your stuff REPFEST or REPRESENT FEST, promote, and keep looking for more info as we get closer to May!

(graphic by osbombing

Partly just signal boosting here.  But also this comment:

I would especially love to see characters of color with disabilities highlighted in this.  It’s hard enough to find any character of color.  And hard enough to find any character with a disability (or disabilities).  But it is so much harder to find characters who are both people of color and also disabled.  For example, the U.S. TV Show on ABC Family called “Switched at Birth” has tons of deaf characters—deaf adult men and women, and also deaf teen boys and girls.  And the same show also has both major and minor characters who are people of color.  But pretty much all the characters of color (with the exception of the occasional background character—i.e., people who are just there in the background, usually without any lines or a name) are hearing and non-disabled.  And pretty much all the Deaf characters (and the one regularly recurring character who rides a wheelchair) are white.  Unless you count Daphne, who grew up believing that her birth mother was part Latino until she found out about the switch at birth, and who is still proud to claim the name Vasquez.  I leave to Latino people to decide if that counts.

while unfortunately the series that i’m currently considering writing doesn’t fulfill this request, reblogging with this comment for everyone to keep in mind while writing/doing fanart/etc.

Jump on it!

It is revolutionary for any trans person to choose to be seen and visible in a world that tells us we should not exist. - Laverne Cox

Goddamn perfection.

(Source: wilde-foxes, via dreaming-carelessly)

stainsofsummeronmyskin:

Has this been done already or…

UGLY fucking laughing!

(via dontbearuiner)

Firefly Character Quotes → Zoe Washburne

These gifs speak directly to my soul.

(via dreaming-carelessly)

americanninjax:

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nerdgerhl:

wondygirl:

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mcstack:

kumeko:

Oh Billy, you look so small right there…

Superman’s sheer anger over Billy Batson’s situation is a sight to behold. Batman and Robin get away with it because he knows it’s the world’s best internship and that Bruce is willing to put out all the stops to protect him. But Billy? He doesn’t have anyone looking out for him. And that pisses off Superman more than anything.

Seriously, Clark’s face here

He is ready to kick the ass of whoever put this boy in this situation SO HARD

Next page he really lets the Wizard Shazam have it.

Shit, son. I might have to buy this book for those last two panels alone.

When Superman is written well he is an amazing goddamned character.

these few pages are some of my favourite in comic book history. So good. For anyone wondering what the next few pages look like, here you go:

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This is a bigger deal than some of you might think, because Superman is one of the heroes in the DC Universe who keeps his secret identity pretty damn secret, because as probably the most powerful and influential person on earth, a lot of people do not wish him well - and would jump at the chance to hold people dear to him as leverage.

Yet, he trusts this poor, scared little kid. To comfort him, and entrust him with his biggest secret - just as Billy did for him.

Superman is just really important, ok?

this for people to truly understand superman

When people ask me why superman is my favorite. This. Stuff like this is why he’s my favorite. It’s his most human moments that make him super to me.

That’s pretty damn good.

WHERE IS THIS FROM? I need this comic in my possession. It looks fairly new, but I don’t think it’s New 52 new. I’ve been so bogged down by the negativity that seems to be fueling all of DC’s executive decisions, but this? This is artistry. This is great! I need this book.

http://www.amazon.com/Superman-Shazam-Thunder-Judd-Winick/dp/1401209238

I literally tear up every time I see this. I wish I owned it.

(via postmodernismruinedme)

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hungrylikethewolfie:

Have you given any thought to what your fan’s nicknames are going to be? (x)

If the answer to the latter isn’t “Sebastian Stans” I’m going to be very disappointed.

But Mackanators though…

(Source: lmccoys)

divasdishblog:

"People are perfectly happy to see women as sex objects, but the actual biologic of our bodies is apparently gross and unmentionable."
- Our Bodies, Ourselves.

divasdishblog:

"People are perfectly happy to see women as sex objects, but the actual biologic of our bodies is apparently gross and unmentionable."

Our Bodies, Ourselves.

(via sexisnottheenemy)