I think I had something cleverer here initially, but let's be real: this is Tumblr. It's full of cute animal pictures and shouty gifsets and fandom flailing. Sometimes I write fic and sometimes I cosplay but mostly the flailing. Who can say? I'M UNPREDICTABLE.
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hufflepuffia:

barbaraoliver:

"Rob: Just stop with love triangles, writers. You know what, come here. We’re gonna have a moment. Unless you really know how to do a love triangle right, just don’t do it it’s okay! You can have two people in love.

Doug: Love, I don’t think writers understand, is actually an interesting thing just between two people. It’s okay! You can write that! And you can make it interesting ‘cause it’s pretty interesting in real life too.

Rob: Just, enough with love triangles.”

Credits: ++, +.

And/Or a love triangle that ends up in an actually ot3. 

Preach.

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project-blackbird:

dreadqueer:

Literally all she did was point out misognyistic tropes in a video games, and this is the aftermath. Men continually prove feminism correct and necessary.

This is a woman who has faced some really heinous harassment, so for her to describe these threats as “very scary” is honestly terrifying. You’re in our thoughts, Anita.

project-blackbird:

dreadqueer:

Literally all she did was point out misognyistic tropes in a video games, and this is the aftermath. Men continually prove feminism correct and necessary.

This is a woman who has faced some really heinous harassment, so for her to describe these threats as “very scary” is honestly terrifying. You’re in our thoughts, Anita.

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allofthefeelings:

socialjusticeassassin:

enterprising-gentleman:

socialjusticeassassin:

Things that make you a nazi:

  • Agreeing with nazi ideologies
  • Being a member of a nazi group

Things that do not make you a nazi:

  • Being Grant Ward

Things Grant Ward has done:

  • been a member of a nazi group since he was a teenager

Things Hydra is not:

  • A nazi group

Things Grant Ward never did:

  • Join Hydra because he agreed with any of their actual ideologies

Things that make HYDRA not a Nazi organization:

  • really strongly believing it enough, apparently it’s like bringing fairies back to life by clapping

Reasons Grant Ward should be seen as not a Nazi even though he murdered people (PEOPLE IS PLURAL) and endangered countless others for an ideology he didn’t even really care about:

  • But he didn’t do it in a NAZI way!
  • Their deaths don’t mean the same thing if he wasn’t a true believer!
  • Look at how sad he was when the puppy got killed!

oh ffs

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Why do you talk about how you are specifically marketing comics to women and girls, and then go and commission all of these cheesecake variant covers from an erotica artist? Because, that feels to me, like you're trying to alienate me and not market to me. I mean, you announce Spider-Woman at Women of Marvel (great!!!!), but you hire an interior artist that a lot of women dislike for his depictions of women, and on top of that, you hire your go-to cheesecake cover guy. It's not inviting at all.
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rubberbandgirlme:

brevoortformspring:

I think this all comes back to the fundamental concept that not every comic book is for every reader. It is possible for us to be doing more than one thing at a given time.

So yes, we are striving to do a greater number of titles that will appeal to women. But we’re also continuing to try to do a great number of titles that will appeal to other people as well.

Every book cannot be all things to all people.

I believe that the discussion about the depiction of women in comics is valuable, and that necessary change will only happen will only happen in the wake of such conversation. But I also believe that change of this nature is typically a long, slow process. Things do not improve overnight, and even after months or years or decades, there may still be further to travel. (Which is a depressing thought, I know, but there you have it.)

The whole answer is utter bullshit i don’t even know where to start.

~~So yes, we are striving to do a greater number of titles that will appeal to women. But we’re also continuing to try to do a great number of titles that will appeal to other people as well.~~

“Other people”? Do you mean (white straight) men?? Basically, that’s what you’re saying: “We’re aware that some of our readers are women so we try to bribe them with some female titles but our main attention is still on male audience”. Do you know that about a half of comics readers now are female? So why do you dismiss and avert a h a l f of your audience so easily and clearly on purpose, not only by putting the highly questionable male artist and the inconsistent male writer onto the female book, but also by stating that female titles won’t be appealing to anyone but women?

~~I think this all comes back to the fundamental concept that not every comic book is for every reader. It is possible for us to be doing more than one thing at a given time.~~

Translating: “Sorry, we’re not so interested in you now, a random female reader, you’re not so important. Oh, you don’t like the book we are/were/will be creating for you? Well, you can’t please everyone with just one book.”

~~Every book cannot be all things to all people.~~

No, perhaps it can’t. But to make a book that will be read by both men and women with equal pleasure is not hard a t  a l l (i don’t think you need any examples, there are plenty), so these are just your shitty excuses and you surely won’t help the dying industry with them.

Back to Spider-Woman issue: i put aside the awful Manara variant cover, let’s talk about the casual Land’s cover the book will be selling with: why would anyone (especially women) want to buy the book where on the cover they see one woman with as-if-amputated legs and the other with clearly wrong anatomy? Do you think it’s pleasing to the eye? Let me share a secret with you: it’s absolutely not.

I love Jessica Drew a lot and i was happy to hear that she would finally get an ongoing, but with the announcement of the book’s creators all my excitement came to naught; now, seeing the covers and previews, I know I won’t be spending my money on something like this and it makes me extremely bitter because I was ready to buy the well-written and well-drawn book about Jessica. The thing you’re pulling is insulting not only to the audience but to the character too. Jessica Drew surely deserves a better fate than this.

It’s laughable that later you wonder why female books are not selling and “the changing of depiction of women in comics is such a long process”. It’s just company’s laziness, negligence and carelessness towards female characters and almost total ignorance of potential female audience. It’s not so hard to continually start hiring more and more women and pull out more female high-quality books with respectfully treated ladies in there to change the situation; so everything you say now is just, i repeat, shitty and ridiculous excuses.

So you want acknowledgement for doing something supposedly “brave” - putting out a solo female title that you’re terrified your favourite demographic - straight white dudes - won’t like, but you’re not willing to sincerely commit to the most basic measures to ensure that the audience you’ve supposedly established as the core for this particular title - women (most of whom who feel alienated sexist portrayals of female characters and aren’t afraid to let you know it, or at least, that seems to be the only segment you’re acknowledging here) will like it: not making the art and writing uncomfortably/offensively exploitative and unrealistic.

I don’t understand - I’ve never understood, in any area of life - why someone would bother doing something so admittedly important and significant at all if they weren’t even going to try  to do it right.

JFC this is exactly why I ended up doing all the work in like every group project I was ever forced to do in undergrad.

Do you know who you should be making Spider-Woman for? The same people you make She-Hulk and Captain Marvel for. Those people. Who have been pretty happy with great stories, amazing characterization and a shocking minimum of depictions of our heroes drawn/positioned like lingerie models or porn stars.