Andrew Garfield Plays The Spider-Man Theme (x)
bisexual people passing as straight when they’re in a straight relationship is not “passing privilege.” it’s erasure. it’s assimilation.
that’s like saying that femme lesbians have privilege over butch lesbians. invisibility might keep people safer on a micro-level which is fucked up, but it’s all based on people thinking they can tell who’s queer & who’s straight just by looking at them, which is infinitely problematic and painful.
don’t alienate queer people who are assumed to be straight. invisibility is a symptom of hetero-normativity, not a privilege.
You’re saying my boyfriend is a closeted norse nerd?
when you accidentally befriend someone annoying and you can’t get out of the friendship
TW 2x11 - overlooked sterek moment - for athenadark
#this was more about stydia #and jydia
I’ll address this - the camera flits from Derek’s face to Stiles, and Stiles seeks out Lydia in the crowd, but Lydia deliberately looked away looking for Jackson.
It addresses a lot of the stydia thing, Derek is thinking of Stiles, but Stiles is thinking of Lydia and Lydia turns it down and looks for Jackson
this is a Sterek moment, because it clearly shows Derek is looking for Stiles - they don’t need to be together for it to be Sterek. You thought it was Stydia because Stiles looked to Lydia - the same standard applies.
talking to people about my obsessions pretending im just a casual fan
"I don’t need some insipid costume and a bird name. I’m way beyond your simplistic training. As you saw tonight.”
I AM CRYING
I JUST STARTED LAUGHING AND CLAPPING LIKE A SEAL
IN CASE YOU NEED TO **** ME BUT YOU CANT, I KNOW, I’VE TRIED.
HE ****’D 80 PEOPLE IN 2 DAYS.
The last one slayed me.
A handful of tiny DA:O people! including my grey warden mage.
“Mushrooms have thickened his wit and yellowed his teeth”
“Your love of the halflings’ leaf has clearly slowed your mind”
Saruman is remembered for his treachery and betrayal but never for his strong anti-drugs stance
Now that’s how you do 3D on Tumblr.
It has a fucking shadow.
This is the best 3D gif, I’ve seen a lot, and this wins by a mile
clint barton getting his hand stuck in a jar of pickles trying to get the last one, forgetting about gravity, and tipping the jar upside down to try and lodge his hand out only to be drenched in pickle juice.
By creating quality comics of powerful female superheroes, the comic book world is opening up to a new audience of women and girls as well as giving already hooked fans more of the powerful women they’ve come to know and love.
DC Comics, another major player in comics, has also joined the trend of bringing female characters to the forefront. It has “Wonder Woman” flying solo in a self-titled series, as well as “Supergirl” and even Batman characters like “Batgirl”, “Catwoman” and “Harley Quinn”."
The above (from the Huffington Post) is a sign of why good PR is important, and why DC really, really needs to step up on the issue of diversity in superhero comics.
In a story using the new Thor as a hook, DC merits a “has also joined the trend of bringing female characters to the forefront,” instead of the more accurate “DC led the trend, with seven ongoing titles out of its 2011 relaunch featuring female solo leads at a time when Marvel only had two ongoing female solo leads,” with DC’s number not dropping below seven since then while Marvel managed to reach a point later that year where it has zero ongoing series featuring female leads.
The HuffPo piece (and this Daily Beast piece from the weekend) point out not just how well the Marvel Hype Machine works these days in framing the narrative but almost more importantly just how badly DC does the same thing (It also points out how eagerly journalists for major news outlets eat up talking points instead of going out and researching things sometimes, but that’s neither here nor there).
In all of the news about the replacement Captain America, it’s surprising that no one — myself included — brought up that DC has had a black Superman for the last few months in Earth-2 (or longer, if you want to look at Grant Morrison’s continued use of the Superman from Earth-23). With all the push about diversity in Marvel, no one pointed out that the publisher doesn’t have a solo gay lead, whereas DC’s been putting Batwoman out there for the last three years (Not to mention Green Lantern in Earth-2 or Constantine, who’s bi, I think? He was in Hellblazer, but who can tell in the New 52?).
These are all alternate talking points that DC could (should?) be pushing out there in order to point out that, really, it’s not got a “crisis” or playing catch-up; it’s been there for some time, but not making the same kind of look at us look at us we have friends who aren’t white straight males noises as Marvel whenever it makes these decisions. But, instead, they just sit back and… I don’t know. Hope that someone notices?
(All of which shouldn’t be taken as a “Marvel, you are terrible,” or whatever — it’s not, and its PR machine is very good at what it does — but as a “DC, at this point, you’re practically causing your own bad press.”)
And the second of the two.
Uh, yup to all of this.