Oh my God, the way Eli says “hi" when he sees Natalie…
I’m on an Eli Gold hit again.
(Lol, like I ever stopped.)
IT HAPPENED TO ME: I RECEIVED RAPE THREATS AFTER CRITICIZING A COMIC BOOK -
gimpnelly:If you’re not threatened with rape, you’re told you’re not qualified, you’re not good enough, you’re not welcome here.
I wrote a piece for xoJane about the business of being a woman in comics. Trigger warning (and a warning that some of the threats are included in the article).
Let’s give some attention to the woman actually dealing with these threats of violence and not just all the men writing about it, hey?
It is important that men in our industry have taken a stand about this issue, and I appreciative and am thrilled about it, make no mistake. I just want to make sure we’re listening to the women dealing with sexism every single day, too.
Writing is weird.
One minute you are telling a story.
The next minute you are researching the average amount of snowfall Edinburgh gets.
or how to kill someone with a piece of barbed wire and a tomato
Or how much force it takes to dent a human skull with a can of Pepsi.
what the hell are you guys writing?
I’ve discovered that this also works for proofreading, and especially copy-editing. One moment you’re reading, absorbing a story and maybe adding a comma here, deleting one there, the next minute you’re researching how long bodies continue to bleed after they die to see if the author got it right.
(Source: textsfromtng, via textsfromtng)
I think the average guy thinks they’re pro-woman, just because they think they’re a nice guy and someone has told them that they’re awesome. But the truth is far from it. Unless you are actively, consciously working against the gravitational pull of the culture, you will predictably, thematically, create these sort of fucked-up representations. —
Junot Diaz (via luciaferr)
This. Being a good ally is not like getting a certificate and then it doesn’t matter what you do after that, you always have a certificate. It is something you need to work at every single day of your life, to be aware of everything you do and say, how it impacts people, and to always always listen. A lot of allies believe that once they become an ally that it means they’re ‘good’ and every thought they have from then on is a progressive one, and therefore they no longer have to consciously vet what they write or create, it’s just automatically going to be good because they’re good right? And then they react to criticism by flashing their credentials, as if that changes what they’ve done.
Related to that last post - Bryan Fuller, you’re better than most; you’re still not doing well-enough.
When I have a kickback with the Besties.
Maleficent and Hades are totally snarky BFFs and no one will convince me otherwise.
Seeing the Evil Queen so relaxed (even… happy?) may well be one of the weirdest things I’ve seen in a while…
Cruella and Hook are totally talking over Jafar, and I feel bad for him. Like, he just wants to be part of the group, like he might finally fit in and get the recognition he so badly desires, but nope. Even these bitches won’t include him.