“Saga may have a bit of Star Wars in its science fiction/fantasy mashup DNA, but one character was inspired by a Star Wars image that always bothered Vaughn: Princess Leia in that slave outfit. “That’s that character at her least sexy,” Vaughn said to thunderous applause. “There are slave girls in the world and they don’t look like Princess Leia in a bikini.” Vaughn and Staples created the character Slave Girl (now Sophie) in part because they wanted to show the horrific side effects of war. “I’m glad that Slave Girl gets to be Sophie,” he said.”—Brian K. Vaughn And Fiona Staples Reveal What’s Ahead For Saga (via americachavez)
Spider-Woman’s new series will be a direct offshoot of the Spider-Verse event. It seems Jessica is none too happy about being targeted by Morlun. The opening story arc will see her team up with fellow spider-powered heroine Silk (who just made her full debut in Amazing Spider-Man #4 this past week) on a mission that spans the multiverse.
Martha leaving the Doctor in the Last of the Time Lords was not just about the Doctor not loving her back. It was about her needing to take care of her family after the Year That Never Was, it was about her realizing she’d been losing herself to the idea of being in love with this impossible man — and letting his subconscious treatment of her and idolization of Rose affect her self-esteem and self-confidence — for over year, and it was about the fact that continuing to be in that environment was not healthy to her life or her mental health.
Don’t do the disservice of reducing that choice down to it simply being about the Doctor not reciprocating her feelings. Leaving was the smartest thing Martha could ever do, the best thing for herself, the Doctor, and her family.
P.S. Fuck anyone who uses her choice for leaving as a reason to hate her along with the words “how DARE she leave the Doctor when he ~needed~ her” like he fucking owns her or some shit. Because, congratulations, you’re a dumb ass.
I had two simultaneous thoughts about the new Wonder Woman thing
A: Why is everything so dark and muddy looking? Why are they emphasizing the sword as Wonder Woman’s primary weapon again and you can barely see the lasso? Will she ever smile? Am I going to have to sit through two hours of Superman and Batman growling at each other for ten minutes of Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice Leaguers?
B: THIS IS SO AMAZING SHE’S GOING TO KICK ALL THE ASS I’M READY GIVE IT TO ME
idk if any of you guys read Critical Distance, but i check up on it every once in awhile, as it usually has some good pieces up. I’ve never done their Blogs of the Round Table thing, primarily because this is my only blog and I don’t fancy using my screechy, all caps tumblr to participate in something like that, but I think the topic for the month is super cool, and I wondered if any of you wanted to do it with me, just a mini Tumblrs of the Round Table Rip-Off?
As players, writers and readers, we are often focused on player-characters: the protagonists, anti-heroes and avatars whose destinies we directly control, whether alone or as a party of adventurers. Yet there are so many other characters we meet, befriend, bed and kill whose stories are perhaps even more interesting than our own.
Tell us about a memorable experience you had with a non-player character (NPC). Were they were fighting by your side in Skyrim or visiting your house in Animal Crossing or The Sims? Did you ever have a fierce rivalry with a faceless driver in Ridge Racer? How many attempts did it take you to defeat Goro in Mortal Kombat? Whose audio diaries intrigued you in BioShock without ever meeting the character who recorded them?
Nothing formal or long, but just….consider it a tagging meme, I guess…maybe a however long you want post on an interaction with a favorite NPC in any game? Fanfic would be cool too, I don’t care! :)
“I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’”—Toni Morrison (via thisislove)
remember that first live action scooby doo movie. where the antagonist was literally scrappy doo and he was stealing peoples souls, like actually really stealing and absorbing souls, and was planning on taking scoobys soul to rule the world with an army of demons and get revenge on the gang after they abandoned him because he kept peeing in the car, and near the end he turned into this huge dog monster
it gets kind of forgotten, but makoto was a fan of sailor moon before she became sailor jupiter.
a brawny tomboy who is very strong and gets into a lot of fights, feeling alone and isolated because of it. she finally hears about sailor v and sailor moon, and finally she’s not alone. there’s somebody else out there like her, strong and capable of defending herself. and just knowing that, gives her that little glimmer or hope.