1. tokenblackgermannativefriend:

    My camera sucks, my head is shiny and I did my own make up but I felt like being my alter ego punk Harley * I feel more confident when im her*

    OMG the smiley on the end of the bat…. PERFECT!

    (via comicbookcosplay)

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    deantrippe:


Listen to the lady, pals.


Babs says, “Preorder at your LCS!”

    deantrippe:

    Listen to the lady, pals.

    Babs says, “Preorder at your LCS!”

    (Source: batgirlofburnside, via optimysticals)

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    sharkprivilege said: could you talk more about the male disney villains being queer coded with stereotypes?

    blue-author:

    commanderbishoujo:

    gadaboutgreen:

    biyuti:

    fandomsandfeminism:

    fandomsandfeminism:

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    Pink hair bows. 

    Many male Disney villains are what we would call “camp.” Effeminate, vain, “wimpy” and portrayed as laughable and unlikable. Calling upon common negative stereotypes about gay men, these villains are characterized as villainous by embodying these tropes and traits. 

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    Think about it: Often Thin/un-muscled figure, heavily inked and shadowed eyes (giving the impression of eyeliner and eye shadow?), stereotypically “sassy” and/or manipulative, often ends up being cowardly once on the defensive, many have comedic male sidekicks (such as Wiggins, Smee, Iago, the…snake that isn’t Kaa) 

    Other examples:

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    since i was talking about one of the disney man villains who doesn’t fit this stereotype yesterday…

    Gaston.

    my bf was listening to that song about him yesterday

    and i mentioned that he is literally the most terrifying disney villain

    why?

    because his type of evil is banal and commonplace

    there are white men walking around who are exactly like him

    men who think that women are prizes they deserve

    men who will not listen or pay attention to a rejection

    men who will go out of their way, if rejected, to ruin a woman’s life

    ppl often seem to miss this when discussion beauty and the beast since the stockholm syndrom ‘romance’ is also a giant icky thing

    the terrifying thing about gaston is that he is supposed to be (as all disney villains) a hyperbolic cartoon

    but he is the absolutely truest and most real villain

    because he exists in the real world

    we all know men like him

    Also, if we’re talking about queer coded characters the MOST important of all the characters is Ursula who was bad off of a drag Queen (Divine) and has a whole host of negative stereotypes.

    She’s also my favorite.

    This post is sorely missing some seriously important historical context. The term for this as film history goes is the sissy, and as a stock character the sissy is probably one of the oldest archetypes in Hollywood, going back to the silent film era. Some of the most enduring stereotypes of male queerness—the limp wrist, swishing, etc—can actually be traced to the exaggerated movements of cinematic sissies in silent films. And it’s important to note sissies were portrayed in a range of ways, though they were generally used to comedic effect; queerness was considered a joke, and the modern notion of the “sassy gay friend” in films can probably be traced back to this bullshit too. It wasn’t until the Hays Code was adopted in the ’30s that sissies almost uniformly started being portrayed as villains. Homosexuality was specifically targeted under the euphemism of “sexual perversion”, and the only way it could fly under the radar in films under the strict censorship of the code was by coding villains that way in contrast to the morally upright hetero heroes. Peter Lorre’s character in The Maltese Falcon is one off the top of my head, but there are a slew of them from the ’30s onward, and this trope didn’t go away after the Code ended either. More modern examples in live action films are Prince Edward in Braveheart, Buffalo Bill in Silence of the Lambs, and Xerxes in 300.

    So Disney just provides some of the most egregious modern examples of the sissy villain, but this is a really old and really gross trope that goes back years and years in Western film. There’s a fantastic book and accompanying documentary about the history of homosexuality in film by Vito Russo called The Celluloid Closet that gets into a lot of this.

    It’s incredibly refreshing to see a response to a post like this that starts with “This post is sorely missing some seriously important historical context.” and then goes on to provide important historical context that adds information to the point being made. I was seriously wincing and bracing myself for “You guys, you don’t understand. It was different back then.”

    (Of course, I wouldn’t have been worried if the name of the last poster hadn’t scrolled off the top of my screen by the time I got to it.)

  4. etoile-et-toile:

    storytellingbysolita:

    I WANT AN ALICE IN WONDERLAND THEMED TEA PARTY LIKE THIS ONE DAY!!!!!!

    That sandwich cake tho

    (Source: nozominomi, via tereshkova2001)

  5. jaythenerdkid:

    Fan: You’ve said in previous conventions that you really wanted to be Wonder Woman, and I was wondering if you’ve ever seen pictures of this artist on tumblr where she drew you as Wonder Woman?

    Interviewer: Can you talk to Joss? Remember how there were rumors about him directing it? (x)/(x)

    GINA YOU’RE KILLING ME RIGHT NOW

    This, plz.

    (Source: rufustfirefly, via katebishoped)

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    Some Female Creator Comics Coming Your Way - Start Saving Your Money

    dcwomenkickingass:

    Earlier this week I posted about the upcoming DC Comics series Gotham Academy. That book will be written by Becky Cloonan. I think its an important book for DC and explained why in the post.

    This week also saw announcements of two other series that also seem a good fit for a more diverse audience and also have female creators attached.

    It’s like Christmas in July! 

    From Vertigo this November we’ll see The Kitchen written by Ollie Masters with art with Ming Doyle. The book takes place in New York in the 70s and is being pitched as Goodfellas mashed up with Mob Wives. I’m sure last year’s release of American Hustle, also partially set in New York in the 70s didn’t hurt this pitch.

    I’m a huge fan of fellow Bostonian Ming Doyle, who you may know best from Image’s Mara. The New York of the 70s was a dirty, gritty, violent place and I think Doyle’s art is a perfect match. Take a look:

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    But there’s more!

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    Definitely gonna pick up Gotham Academy, possibly Dr Mirage…. Support female creators!

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    • Me: But I have about fifty books at home I haven't read, there's no reason for me to buy these.
    • My brain: Okay, but consider this: more books.
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    literaryreference:


zombres:

vampiredarkavenger:

And he was the inspiration for Zorro who became the inspiration for Batman.

#women invented all your favorite genres

I’ve reblogged this before, but I’m hijacking this post to note that Baroness Orczy also wrote one of the earliest works of detective fiction to feature a female detective, Lady Molly of Scotland Yard.
Lady Molly is an eccentric genius with little patience for fools who gets called in by Scotland Yard for the cases that really have them stumped; she then solves said cases through unorthodox methods frequently involving disguises and leaps of logic that no one else can follow, least of all her loyal assistant/flatmate/biographer, Mary. So it’s, er, perhaps not the most original thing ever written, but if you’re the sort of person who has at some point thought to yourself, “Elementary is cool and all, but what I really want is for both Holmes and Watson to be women!” it might be relevant to your interests.
In fact, in most of the stories I’ve read so far, the majority of the characters involved are women, so there are a variety of female character types, and the stories are fairly sympathetic to a lot of said women and avoid giving the impression that Lady Molly gets to ~rise above her gender~ because she’s exceptional and most other ladies are just dumb.
Also, can I take a moment to note how sad it is that one hundred fucking years after these stories were published, a story having a majority of female characters is still uncommon enough to be worthy of note? Because I find it really sad.


Any sources for this, tumblr? I’d love to include this stuff in a class I’m developing!

    literaryreference:

    zombres:

    vampiredarkavenger:

    And he was the inspiration for Zorro who became the inspiration for Batman.

    I’ve reblogged this before, but I’m hijacking this post to note that Baroness Orczy also wrote one of the earliest works of detective fiction to feature a female detective, Lady Molly of Scotland Yard.

    Lady Molly is an eccentric genius with little patience for fools who gets called in by Scotland Yard for the cases that really have them stumped; she then solves said cases through unorthodox methods frequently involving disguises and leaps of logic that no one else can follow, least of all her loyal assistant/flatmate/biographer, Mary. So it’s, er, perhaps not the most original thing ever written, but if you’re the sort of person who has at some point thought to yourself, “Elementary is cool and all, but what I really want is for both Holmes and Watson to be women!” it might be relevant to your interests.

    In fact, in most of the stories I’ve read so far, the majority of the characters involved are women, so there are a variety of female character types, and the stories are fairly sympathetic to a lot of said women and avoid giving the impression that Lady Molly gets to ~rise above her gender~ because she’s exceptional and most other ladies are just dumb.

    Also, can I take a moment to note how sad it is that one hundred fucking years after these stories were published, a story having a majority of female characters is still uncommon enough to be worthy of note? Because I find it really sad.

    Any sources for this, tumblr? I’d love to include this stuff in a class I’m developing!

    (Source: geekmehard, via creepingmonsterism)

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    Nocturne in Eb Major by Chopin

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    Recording for Mom and Dad’s 30th anniversary vow renewal!

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