what the fuck even is death note. i know there’s a guy named light and one named l (who named these children) and one of them looks like a spindly frog with emo hair, and of course there’s a notebook that gives people heart attacks, but then sometimes i see art of it and there’s this terrifying clown monster just sort of floating around in the background?? why is this juggalo here what does he want from the frog.
honestly the marvel vs dc thing boils down to PR savvy, and how well the comics publishers are handling their demographic appeal. marvel now started out strong in comparison to how the new 52 was handled, and although they had hardly any more female writers (and no black writers, as far as I recall) than DC, they weren’t called out on it, perhaps because of kelly sue’s presence and the overnight sensation of the carol corps.
once DC’s films and tv shows start to pick up, (with the possible exception of constantine), and despite david goyer’s continued…presence…I think marvel’s cinematic failings are going to become more apparent. it’s good that fans are already starting to pick up on this and criticize it, because they should. I think it really hinges on marvel’s next announcement.
also both comics companies are still largely controlled by white men (to say nothing of hollywood or the movie industry), so until the comics publishers start making a concerted effort to hire writers who aren’t just white dudes for their diversity quota books, not much is going to change.
From now on Im going to speak like an anime protagonist giving an inspirational speech, because….. *clenches fist* because there are people who believe in me! People who are constantly giving me strength! And even if they’re not with me right now…. *faint smile at the ground*…. They’re always sending me their wishes a-and I want to be able to give them courage too!!!!
those relationships between characters where when one of them dies the other just completely loses themselves and is so angry and starts taking unnecessary risks and getting sloppy and careless when it comes to keeping out of danger and staying safe more like haha. why. haha why do that. haha why. why
During preparation for Woods, the musical director warned Kendrick that no Cinderella had ever nailed the big ballad, “On the Steps of the Palace,” an atonal whirlwind.
"There’s always a note or two that’s wrong, because the song is impossible," Kendrick says, "so I made it my mission to actually get the fucking notes right, which I didn’t realize was going to be such a problem." Doesn’t that sounds like the vow of a Type A overachiever, after all?
"I guess," Kendrick says reluctantly. She pauses, then bursts out laughing. "Or you could look at it like, well, that’s my fucking job."
Every time I see someone complaining about being crappy at what they do compared to others (usually drawing or writing) I say something along the lines of “get over it and just keep doing what you do.” And invariably somebody says “well, Ched, it’s not that easy”
The thing is, that’s true. It’s not easy. It’s hard as hell. Just because the answer to your problem is simpledoesn’t mean it’s easy.It just means you have to do that one, difficult thing. Learning to push past your insecurities, especially when it comes to comparing yourself to others, is one of the most difficult things to learn. But it’s vital. I don’t say “get over it” because I’m mad or trying to be rude. I say it because it’s the best advice I have. I learned the hard way, and I’m a better artist for it. And I would have been an even better artist if I’d learned it earlier
If you want to make art (or improve your skills in general) you have to abandon the notion that others are just BETTER and that your talents only exist in relation to theirs. Saying “it’s difficult, I can’t stop comparing myself to others” means you’re more concerned with being better than others than you are with being better than your current self. Only wanting to make art so long as you can maintain the notion that it’s good is no way to improve. You have to embrace the failures and all the crap you’re gonna make before you get to where you really want to be
Discouragement can feel like a bag of bricks on your chest. Is it hard to push the bricks off? You bet. But there’s no other solution than to just do it. Otherwise you’re just gonna lie there, and the bricks are only going to get heavier
About 33% of men, and 38% of women […] felt both as a man and as a woman.
41% of men and 46.8% of women experience themselves to some extent as two genders.
About 30% of men and 45% of women expressed a dislike of their sexed body.
36.6% of our [non-trans] subjects reported that they sometimes feel as the ‘other’ gender, 63.7% reported that they sometimes wish to be the ‘other’ gender, 49% did not always wear clothes ‘appropriate’ to their sex, and 41.9% were sometimes discontent with their sexed body.
this didn’t get enough attention first time around tbh. I was shocked when I first saw this.
Those are amazing findings.
being trans is a feel and anyone can know it
this is the people who felt comfortable responding that way
for most survey designs, for most surveyors, five years ago, i would have been part of the negative
this survey if anything drastically underestimates how many people are to some degree or other dissatisfied by the options available to them under cisness
It’s a Trojan-horse strategy, sneaking in African-American or female heroes one book at a time, for a few months. It’s also a low-stakes method of taking risks, particularly when one considers the scope of Marvel’s cinematic universe. Marvel superhero films have dominated the box office for the last few years, and a Black Widow movie would provide exposure to a much wider audience than the blinkered world of comic book readers.
Yet all but two of their upcoming eleven films will feature white, male leads. Of the two major characters of color, Zoe Saldana’s skin will be digitally rendered green for Guardians of the Galaxy. The Fantastic Four reboot’s casting of Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm (a canonically-white character) sparked a massive outbreak of racist fanboy aneurysms. The response to Jordan’s casting in particular highlights how Marvel’s diversity initiatives, for all their good, are still calculated marketing moves.
I feel like this is an important point to take note of. For all the deserved praise the new Captain America and Thor are getting, the MCU is still not up to snuff when it comes to diversity, and film is the medium that by far has a much bigger impact on the general population than the actual comic books.
Marvel Studios needs to do better tin that regard, it really does.
girls being kept out of the sciences and pushed into the humanities; the humanities being valued less in our society than the sciences; and the humanities and sciences being looked at as stark opposites that couldn’t possibly be enjoyed for the same reasons are all problems that need to in some degree be tackled together
Please remember that sometimes silence on an issue or situation isn’t a lack of caring or concern: it’s a form of exhausted self-care as people pull back and try to put themselves back together. Just because I don’t say something about everything doesn’t mean I don’t think it matters. It may mean that I am completely drained from all the things I’m already dealing with, and cannot safely take on another battle.
The same goes for absolutely everyone. Anger is sometimes quiet and sad and silent, because anything else is just beyond you.