In the winter I sleep with twelve blankets on.
In the summer I turn on a fan then sleep with twelve blankets...
Thank you! Good to know. So we’re well over halfway there. And if the first 9-10 months of story or so took 500,000 words, then the last two might...
You probably don’t understand how much the Disney Tarzan soundtrack means to me.
I wanna know. Can you show...
three of the best words in the universe: arranged marriage au
I normally don’t write text pieces for this tumblr, but hey, it’s 2:45 am and I have nowhere to be.
I gave up the Azzarello/Chiang Wonder Woman with issue #3, so I can’t speak in an informed way about the revelation that has been so controversial on Tumblr this week. I have heard enough to get the gist.
In interviews before the launch and in the first months of it, Azzarello made a big deal about not taking previous incarnations of the character or her world as his model. He talked about not having read the Perez run or the Silver Age material. Though he has endorsed the Golden Age stories in interviews, he refered to it as the “bondage stuff,” which—while accurate to a point—didn’t give me hope that he took from it the same joys that actual fans of the character do.
I like continuity. I like history. Without it, none of our most prized characters would be worth a damn. If the present runs of Superman, Action Comics,and Justice League were all that “counted,” no one would care about Superman. We read these new stories in light of the old ones. (Azzarello does too, as anyone who has read his fabulous Dr. Thirteen series can attest.)
So while I applaud Azzarello for his intention to bring fresh ideas to Wonder Woman’s world, his lack of interest in her past set the alarms off in my head.
Especially since, different from Superman or Batman, Wonder Woman is one of the few characters who was originally created with a very specific ideological core. William Moulton Marston was a neo-Freudian who used his comic books to promote his idiosyncratic beliefs about “love leadership”—basically, that women were naturally more loving than men and therefore if they achieved dominance over them, they would be able to educate men in the ways of love, and therefore bring progress to the world.
i almost reblogged this post, which is full of straw-feminist garbage, but then i saw this one which is much better and does not make me want to throw things.
It’s finally announced that I will be a Spotlight Guest at one of my favorite conventions, April 13-15, C2E2 in the great city of Chicago!
Some of the nicest people and coolest stuff to see in the area, I absolutely love this city and get a warmer welcome nowhere in the world. Come say hello!
my partner literally gasped when he got the email announcement from c2e2. we are both so incredibly excited about this. we’re both volunteering so we’ll be running around in bright yellow t-shirts!
I love to hear great stories about comic and sf conventions. Got a cool one?
i met my partner at a convention, does that count? (i love telling this story)
back in the dark ages of 1999, i was involved in farscape fandom online - these were the days when you videotaped episodes off broadcast, and if you missed one you had to wait for a chain reaction where they’d replay four in a row. much of the fandom was based on the sci-fi channel bboards and yahoo! groups mailing lists before they were yahoo! groups. i was 17 and not allowed to share my real name online.
i made lots of friends and somehow convinced my mom to take me and a friend to a small town in iowa where 6 other women were meeting to hang out and watch farscape. i still remember the episode that aired that night.
after proving to my mom that these folks weren’t dangerous, just obsessed with a tv show like i was, i convinced her to let my friend’s mom take us to st. louis to an even bigger fan-run convention. i even signed up to act in a shakespearean fan play based on the show. i played aeryn, and one of the play’s writers played crichton.
we knew each other online, and in person he was a skinny little thing with long floppy hair and crooked teeth. he was 19 but even more socially awkward than i was. he didn’t dance at the first banquet. i was more than half in love with my friend at the time and didn’t even bother to flirt with this kid, though he begged to sit with me during the episode viewing friday night (latp part 3, possibly the most romantic episode yet) and we got along wonderfully.
we saw each other annually for three more years at the fan convention, and we stayed in touch afterwards. he sent me a draft of his first novel, which i politely tore to pieces, and he forgave me.
nostalgic for the old days, i tried to organize a scaper meet-up in 2006, inviting everyone in the area. he was the only one who could make it, so we settled in for two days of stargate: atlantis and the first season of scrubs, which he had never seen. we finally started using each others’ real names rather than the online handles we’d known since we were teenagers.
before i drove him back to the bus station i confessed that i’d wanted to kiss him and he said he’d had the same feeling, but since he’d never kissed anyone, he wasn’t sure how to go about it. we went our separate ways, only to start a massive email correspondence culminating in another in-person meeting two months later in which we kissed, declared our love, and planned for me to move across two states to be with him.
we got married in 2009 and invited our farscape friends to be there. it was a hell of a shindig. he’s still a skinny little thing, but i’ve encouraged him to cut the floppy hair, and these days we’re working on our own novel.
and i have no idea what’s going on.
but i like it.
wikipedia does not help because they keep wanting to tell me what happens and i’m like SHHHHHHH SPOILERS.
ragdoll creeps me right the fuck out, so is it weird that i am on page like 12 and he is my favorite?
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a vital and wonderful organization that fights for free speech rights for all forms of the comics industry; creators, readers, and retailers. Just this past year, we’ve seen overreaching customs agents abuse their power when people tried to bring common comics purchased legally through customs. We NEED the CBLDF and they do amazing work.
Right now, in the spirit of Christmas, they are selling books with PERSONALIZED and signed book plates, by the creators who made them. Creators like Gaiman, Azzarello, Kirkman, Spiegleman, Miller, Hickman, and many more (and me!). This is the LAST day you can order them personalized. Why not get one for a loved one or a friend or yourself for the holidays AND make a lovely contribution to one of the most important causes in this industry we all love?
Seriously, this is the LAST DAY. Check it out!
i MAY OR MAY NOT have purchased something signed by gail simone for my partner. HE WILL JUST HAVE TO WAIT TO FIND OUT.
Rolling Stone is out with its “Hot List” for 2011 and on the list is Batwoman.
The story quotes J.H. Williams, who admits he’s pretty excited about it on his blog. The piece as quotes Gail Simone about the diversity of the much missed Secret Six. Archie Comics’ Kevin Keller is also mentioned as are Apollo and Midnighter. You can read the the whole thing below.
I wonder if there is a comic fan over at Rolling Stone, that would be awesome.
The “like” button isn’t enough for this article… there needs to be a LOVE button!!!
okay i’m sorry but its sasha is pissed off at everything time, if you don’t want to read that look away now
ok seriously??? seriously??????? first off the secret six was CANCELLED MONTHS AGO and ignoring the fact that gail simone should NOT BE PRESENTED AS A CHAMPION OF DIVERSITY this whole thing is totally wrong?? batwoman is NOT a new character she’s six years old and it would be nice if DC could have actually given her the fucking book she was promised four and a half years ago at least before the reboot, lets please not display batwoman as a champion of diversity in comics when the company clearly didn’t give a shit about her for years, not to mention her ex, the one through whose eyes we got introduced to kate kane, is a queer person of color who has been out for YEARS AND YEARS AND NOBODY GAVE A SHIT?? and what is this crap about midnighter “marrying his boyfriend, apollo”? aka yet another incident of heteronormative bullshit placed on their relationship where midnighter is all that matters bc he’s the tough man’s man and apollo is just his pseudo-effeminate boyfriend? yeah no thanks. also midnighter and apollo got married years ago, too, that is not anywhere near new news, they’re not even together yet in the reboot so this is hugely misleading
also notice how not a single queer poc or trans* character is mentioned in this except for in simone’s fucking diversity rollcall
this is not fucking diversity this is the same heteronormative bullshit presentation of homosexuality we see every fucking day the end
this article sucks, but i thought that gail simone in general does as much as dc will let her with non straight white cis dudes. are there other instances of her failing at diversity?