gimpnelly:

askmaridee:

I took a couple of hours out of my day to be on a panel for Young Author’s Day, an event put on by the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association. I was invited to join by John Lustig, who I feel very lucky to call my friend and mentor. We answered the usual questions about the writing process and how we broke into comics, but I was even more intrigued by the audience. Notice something about them?
Yeah. GIRLS. Very. Young. Girls.
So I asked THEM some questions. “How many of you read comics?”
All hands went up.
"How many of you want to make comics some day?"
Most of the hands went up.
Here’s where it really got interesting. “How many of you BUY comics?”
Only one hand raised. I asked her where she buys her comics. She said, “At the comic book store.”
"Do you have a comic book store you like going to?" I asked.
She hesitated. “It’s complicated.”
That’s 10 year-old speak for “I have to go there to get comics but the store makes me uncomfortable.” The rest of them read webcomics. None of them had heard of Comixology before, but they knew all about it by the time the panel was over. What comic would they like to see most? Minecraft. Only Steve needs to be a girl.
It was a fascinating experience, especially in the wake of this article detailing why girls in the 1980s (like me and one of the moms nodding eagerly in the audience) stopped buying comics for 20 years.
The future of comics is bright indeed.

This is absolutely wonderful.

gimpnelly:

askmaridee:

I took a couple of hours out of my day to be on a panel for Young Author’s Day, an event put on by the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association. I was invited to join by John Lustig, who I feel very lucky to call my friend and mentor. We answered the usual questions about the writing process and how we broke into comics, but I was even more intrigued by the audience. Notice something about them?

Yeah. GIRLS. Very. Young. Girls.

So I asked THEM some questions. “How many of you read comics?”

All hands went up.

"How many of you want to make comics some day?"

Most of the hands went up.

Here’s where it really got interesting. “How many of you BUY comics?”

Only one hand raised. I asked her where she buys her comics. She said, “At the comic book store.”

"Do you have a comic book store you like going to?" I asked.

She hesitated. “It’s complicated.”

That’s 10 year-old speak for “I have to go there to get comics but the store makes me uncomfortable.” The rest of them read webcomics. None of them had heard of Comixology before, but they knew all about it by the time the panel was over. What comic would they like to see most? Minecraft. Only Steve needs to be a girl.

It was a fascinating experience, especially in the wake of this article detailing why girls in the 1980s (like me and one of the moms nodding eagerly in the audience) stopped buying comics for 20 years.

The future of comics is bright indeed.

This is absolutely wonderful.

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lifeislikeabadrpg:

uglylilmonster:

lifeislikeabadrpg:

"Don’t be defined by your condition" often seems to mean "pretend your condition doesn’t shape your life or else".

"Don’t let [traumatic life-altering event that causes long-term emotional, mental, and physical health problems] define you" often seems to mean "stop talking about [traumatic life-altering event] and pretend it never happened and doesn’t shape your life or else".

This is an important point.

(via rapeculturerealities)

hellabitcoins:

ilovesmoothjazz1998:

hellabitcoins:

aliwav:

listen you boutta have the thickest smoodie of all time, where is your liquid? your ice? weak ass aesthetics, try again

smh they leave the strawberry tops on… might as well leave the gotdam banana peels on

hellabitcoins
u can eat strawberry tops… & recent studies are showing banana peels are healthy n nutritious for u:…. The turntables

n im sure the outside of a coconut is mad high in fiber but im not bout ta eat woodchips cause of no govermence scienticians

hellabitcoins:

ilovesmoothjazz1998:

hellabitcoins:

aliwav:

listen you boutta have the thickest smoodie of all time, where is your liquid? your ice? weak ass aesthetics, try again

smh they leave the strawberry tops on… might as well leave the gotdam banana peels on

hellabitcoins
u can eat strawberry tops… & recent studies are showing banana peels are healthy n nutritious for u:…. The turntables

n im sure the outside of a coconut is mad high in fiber but im not bout ta eat woodchips cause of no govermence scienticians

(via metal-thimble)

cloud-pixie:

potadont:

scissorscars:

princeofhugs:

thecorpse-bitch:

I know its hard to look past all the terrible grammar but I’m just gonna leave this here….

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the scum of the earth.

THIS. IS. RAPE. CULTURE.

also adding: the owner of this page automatically assumed this girl was a feminist, she could have very well been transporting a piece for a project. But given the information that she was a feminist, people took a negative approach to the situation 

@semendrool

(via uncertaintlycertain)

lydiallama:

remember when teen titans had that really powerful arc about rejecting abusive family and that surrounding yourself with good people who make you happy is the most important thing and no one should force you to do anything you don’t want to do and sometimes friends are better family than the people who you’re actually related to

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remember that

remember 

(via dramaticalesbiansreconnect)

pixiepienix:

thebanegrimm:

Left is the new Wonder Woman. Being deemed still too skinny and frail. Right is Kacy Catanzaro, the first female to advance to the finals of American Ninja. Considered strong and inspiring to female athletes. Stop assuming someone is weak based off your closed minded ignorant ideals.

so now wanting a female superhero who has always been big, tall and muscular to *not* be forced into the Hollywood beauty ideal is “closed-minded” and “ignorant”
because there obviously aren’t enough rail-thin women being forced down our throats on a daily basis, we have to do the same to a freaking Amazon
well done bro please don’t ever speak to or about women ever again

or we could not accept the one on the left for being a genocidal loving asshole

pixiepienix:

thebanegrimm:

Left is the new Wonder Woman. Being deemed still too skinny and frail.
Right is Kacy Catanzaro, the first female to advance to the finals of American Ninja. Considered strong and inspiring to female athletes.
Stop assuming someone is weak based off your closed minded ignorant ideals.

so now wanting a female superhero who has always been big, tall and muscular to *not* be forced into the Hollywood beauty ideal is “closed-minded” and “ignorant”

because there obviously aren’t enough rail-thin women being forced down our throats on a daily basis, we have to do the same to a freaking Amazon

well done bro please don’t ever speak to or about women ever again

or we could not accept the one on the left for being a genocidal loving asshole

(via dancingblobthing)

nobodylovesanihilist:

yunglapras:

petticoatruler:

Detachment is a privilege held by people who aren’t targets.

"why are you so emotional about this" - unaffected people

read this. write it on your hand. repeat it to yourself.

so you can never ask me that again

(via orcasoup)

genderheretic:

Timeline Photos - We are Homosexuals Not Homogenderuals | Facebook

feminism-and-iggys:

plansfornigel:

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WHAT THE FUCK. THIS IS SO MESSED UP. WHEN WILL PEOPLE.OPEN THEIR EYES TO SEE WHAT THESE PEOPLE ARE DOING.

Whether this is real or not, it’s terrifying that they’re even offering to do this.

A+ activism.

demisnowflake:

punwitch:

Cis people are so gullible. A doctor basically gave a quick glance at your junk before you were even old enough to communicate and you think that’s the best gauge of your gender? Sad.

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(via republi-kin)

medievalpoc:

sourcedumal:

note-a-bear:

ooooooh

OOOH LOOK AT THAT HISTORICAL ACCURACY THO

In which fantasy fiction with characters of color is subjected to the “historical accuracy” test and comes out on top once again…

(fyi this is the author of The Throne of the Crescent Moon, which has been featured for Fiction Week previously)

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buttsexstiel:

buttsexstiel:

buttsexstiel:

Listen up!
last month, 28-06, i bought and paid my ticket at Rogue Events, for the Asylum 14 convention which I was very happy about and I was very excited to go. But this weekend, all my friends from both tumblr and twitter, received their confirmation-emails about their payment going through and I did not. So I got a little concerned and worried and emailed them the following day, asking them if my payment had gotten through.
I got a reply, saying: “The order status will be updated when payment has been matched to the booking.” so I was like ‘yeah alright’ so i waited a few more days, before emailing them again, telling them that i was concerned and that it stressed me out, not knowing if my payment had gotten through, since I’m from Denmark and my bank might’ve messed something up, yeah?
So this was the email that I received this morning. I am in shock, to see such a bad customer service, just for asking them a nice and polite question. I do not know what to do and if I even get my ticket, but if I dont, I will report them, since this is illegal business (stealing money from people’s pockets)
Just beware of Rogue Events when you buy your convention tickets. 

update!
i am now banned from any rogue events-conventions  just from posting this, but i will not take this down. i want everyone to know how badly i got treated.

second update: they are not threatening to take legal actions for putting this post up but i will still refuse to take it down. everyone should know about how i was treated. nobody deserves such treatment, so be careful guys.
so please keep spreading the word.

buttsexstiel:

buttsexstiel:

buttsexstiel:

Listen up!

last month, 28-06, i bought and paid my ticket at Rogue Events, for the Asylum 14 convention which I was very happy about and I was very excited to go. 
But this weekend, all my friends from both tumblr and twitter, received their confirmation-emails about their payment going through and I did not. So I got a little concerned and worried and emailed them the following day, asking them if my payment had gotten through.

I got a reply, saying: “The order status will be updated when payment has been matched to the booking.” so I was like ‘yeah alright’ so i waited a few more days, before emailing them again, telling them that i was concerned and that it stressed me out, not knowing if my payment had gotten through, since I’m from Denmark and my bank might’ve messed something up, yeah?

So this was the email that I received this morning. I am in shock, to see such a bad customer service, just for asking them a nice and polite question. I do not know what to do and if I even get my ticket, but if I dont, I will report them, since this is illegal business (stealing money from people’s pockets)

Just beware of Rogue Events when you buy your convention tickets. 

update!

i am now banned from any rogue events-conventions  just from posting this, but i will not take this down. i want everyone to know how badly i got treated.

second update: they are not threatening to take legal actions for putting this post up but i will still refuse to take it down. everyone should know about how i was treated. nobody deserves such treatment, so be careful guys.

so please keep spreading the word.

(via victoriancupcake)

I dont like labels — almost every fucking character that canonly shows attraction to multiple genders because writers are allergic to the terms “bisexual” and “pansexual” (via adventuresofcesium)

(via willverbosityandtime)

actualmenacebuckybarnes:

supersoldiers:

do you ever think about how peggy made the way for women like natasha and pepper and maria adsljfdaslfasd

(via willverbosityandtime)

jackfrostciicle:

choosechoice:

Children’s gender roles as imposed on adults. Very ,very, very well done.

thats the reasest shit

(via willverbosityandtime)

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

Wait, it’s activists making oppressed groups look bad? I thought it was entire industries, media organizations, politicians, and deeply entrenched social biases. My bad.

(via radfemale)