An Entirely Healthy Obsession

glade-father:

Imma rant for a little so please ignore unless you’re interested in Northstar and Colossus. 

They happened. They are canon. They were written. They were printed. You could go to the comic book store or amazon and buy their story. YES. They are canon. 

I get that Colossus and Kitty are a regular thing. 

Northstar and Colossus are a thing too. Just because the book ended doesn’t mean it never existed. Get over it they are awesome. Alternate universes happen. 

Too bad the people who were actually writing the comic decided to pretend the relationship never existed. But the writing on both characters went to pot the moment BKV left the building anyway.

I love your response to someone's question about Emma Frost's portrayal in Fox's X-Men films. Do you have an opinion on Rogue's portrayal? I like Anna Paquin, but the Rogue I see in the films is FAR from the Rogue I know and love in the comics. I was just curious to see what your opinion is and who you would cast as Rogue. I agree with your choices for Emma Frost. Spot on. Also, you work is amazing and I look forward to seeing more of it. :)

kristaferanka:

uncannybrettwhite:

kristaferanka:

now this would be a question where i turn to uncannybrettwhite's expertise. i believe he's written about this very question a few times before.

as for my opinion, I’m not the biggest rogue fan. not as in i dislike her in any way, but i don’t have any strong opinions towards her in any way. but from just the years of comics I’ve read, the film rogue is in no way an accurate adaptation from the source material (as is about 95% of the film characters)

Aw yeah! Flattered!

I have no idea if this person will ever see this but: the Rogue in the X-Men movies is basically the Rogue that existed for two issues in the early ’80s — Uncanny X-Men #171-172. When Rogue ran to the X-Men, as a scared teenager with no control over her powers and no direction in life. She was not strong, she was not confident, she was justly reviled by the X-Men for being a member of Mystique’s Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.

That’s the Rogue Wolverine meets in a bar in Canada, that’s the Rogue that gets damseled in the third act of “X-Men,” that’s the Rogue that gets sidelined in “X2’s” third act, and that’s the Rogue that goes and gets her powers taken away in “Last Stand.” Three movies dedicated to the meekest, version of Rogue.

That version of Rogue only works because of “Uncanny X-Men” #173 — when Rogue takes a deadly laser blast meant for Wolverine’s fiance, Mariko. Self-sacrifice, bravery, strength, all right there. The Rogue that laughs and flies higher and punches harder is born right there; that’s the Rogue that took out Master Mold in the Outback. That’s the Rogue that ya see in Fox’s “X-Men.” That’s the Rogue that stopped a movie train with her bare hands in last year’s “X-Men” #1. And that Rogue has never been in a movie. 

And it’s BS.

If you can’t set footage of Rogue kicking ass to “Bitter Rivals” by Sleigh Bells, it’s not my version of Rogue.

Brett white, everybody

lepidoptericdichotomy:

Good Morning. Still only have one silk worm out and about, waiting on the others. Watched this one cleaning its little antenna. So cute 

lepidoptericdichotomy:

Good Morning. Still only have one silk worm out and about, waiting on the others. Watched this one cleaning its little antenna. So cute 

kinkykeraunophiliac:

northstarfan:

kinkykeraunophiliac:

I’ve spent the entire day researching all I can on Northstar from X-Men and Alpha Flight..

Now I have nothing else to do but actually work at my job.. Help!

Out of curiosity, what’s the research for?

For the pursuit of knowledge.

It’s a worthy topic. *salute*

melkorwashere:

undoherdamage:

misbehavingmaiar:

gonedolin:

misbehavingmaiar:

YOU FLEW OVER IT AN YOU DIDN’T EVEN LOOK DOWN????

WHAT AM I PAYING YOU FOR?

maeglin:

(It’s okay, Sauron. Maybe it was so foggy you couldn’t see a wide open, mountainless area that for no reason at all whatsoever could hold any population. Nah, don’t stress about it man.)

I WAS BLEEDING OUT THE NECK 

AND THERE WERE EAGLES 

okay but imagine gondolin when a dark, blood-dripping cloud passes overhead suddenly

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and years later…

Ah,Sauron. You grow old and don’t see many things x)

and i needed any excuse to draw sauron’s bat-style-red-outfit x)

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The first hatchlings in the new den. ♥

The little Guardians are up for auction here and here if anyone has an interest.

When did Wolverine lose his healing factor?

dorksidefiker:

iandsharman:

I seem to have missed that. They need to bring back those little editorial captions with [*as seen in #345].

Of course, those editorial boxes worked best when series weren’t constantly getting renumbered, but yeah, seriously.  How am I supposed to hunt down back issues with important events if I don’t know what issue I’m looking for?

(insert muttering and grumbling here)

It was in the previous Wolverine series by Cornell with Davis (starting out) on art.

Why no, it’s not made any easier to figure out what you’re looking for when the new book stars the same titular character, is written by the same dude as the last iteration, and relaunches almost exactly a year after the last relaunch. Gads.

ladystockinganarchy:

vandigo:

redsuns-n-orangemoons:

shybairnsget-nowt:

americas-liberty:

Students Fed Up With Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Overhaul — Menu-Item Snapshots Spell Out Why

Wow that is depressing. 

okay but is that michelle’s fault for pushing for healtheir lunches or is it school districts’ faults for cutting corner by cutting calories but not making lunch any healthier?

let’s look into it.

Yes, thank you. Because yes she is pushing for a healthier lunch, but the schools still value football over feeding their students, which means that instead of providing enough healthy food to keep their students from starving, they are cutting down the amount of food available to fit within the caloric requirements … while then taking the money they saved to re-sod the football field for the third year in a row. Maybe new uniforms.

PREACH IT

Sorry To Burst Your Masturbatory Comic Bubble (No, I’m Not)

thebirdandthebat:

I have a theory on why a small segment of men who read comics send rape threats to women who write about comics. To put it simply, they think we’re destroying their masturbatory fantasies (literal or otherwise).

You may laugh but it’s quite possibly the source of all the hatemongering. They’re under the impression comics are for men. Men only. And the characters therein, specifically the female characters, are there for them to ogle. The mere thought of that being taken away from them is frightening (even though, you know, porn and porn comics!). So frightening they will do anything to stop it. And they think silencing women with threats is the answer.

Can’t blame them for that thinking completely. After all, comics have been marketed at men 18-34 for a long time. But, and this is always what gets me, if you want your precious comic books to exist in 20 years, you need other demographics to read them.

The first time I was called a “cunt” online (Oh, boy! I must have missed the day in my college journalism courses where they went over that part of the job!), was when I wrote an op/ed titled, “Aquaman Needs a New Costume" for Newsarama back in 2010 (at least this is the first time I remember). I had written for Comic Book Resources previously but before then, had only written convention coverage or interviews. Here I was, writing my previously Heartless Doll-hosted comic book column "Hey, That’s My Cape!, a woman, giving an opinion on a comic book character’s costume (a male character at that), and I was harassed for it.

It was incomprehensible to me at the time, having only really been on the receiving end of the warm and fuzzy part of the comics community before then, that someone would have such vitriol over a comic book. Of course, it wouldn’t be the last time I gave my opinion online and therefore, was just the first in a long line of misogynist hate directed toward me (I have a “shithead” folder in my email as well as one on my desktop filled with screenshots of the offenders).

We could call them assholes. They are. But so is the driver who decides they need to get in front of me in rush hour traffic. These people are worse and they shouldn’t be excused with a wave of the hand.

When these issues are brought up, there are always responses to the effect of, “I haven’t seen it so it doesn’t exist.” My guess is, they have seen it. They either ignore it, or it’s such a part of the way they were brought up it doesn’t even register. But for a larger portion of people seeing others bring up issues of misogyny in the comics community, it’s a no-brainer. “This is bad.” “This needs to stop.” 

Janelle Asselin, a good friend and colleague of mine, spurred this recent round of discussion thanks to a critique she wrote on CBR of a new Teen Titans comic book cover. Because one of her critiques happened to include the size and shape of a teenage character’s breasts, she received all manner of harassment, including rape threats sent via a survey she was conducting on…wait for it…sexual harassment in the comic community.

What Janelle experienced (some more details in her own words here), was not new. Let me repeat. Was. Not. New. It’s happened for years, to countless individuals. Not just in comics, obviously, but every industry. 

I’m happy to see folks like Dan Slott, Brian Michael Bendis, Matt Fraction, and more - probably big names to the disgusting offenders - publicly decrying the behavior as abhorrent and unacceptable. Fellow journalist (and dude) Andy Khouri just added to the growing pile with a piece on Comics Alliance, “Fake Geek Guys: A Message About Sexual Harassment.”

But a part of me is also sad. Why? One, because this has been going on for far too long (This is just the latest outcry. Remember when Mark Millar got involved after hearing about a notoriously vile troll who went after myself, dcwomenkickingass and others? That’s just one of many.) and because these men’s voices seem to carry louder in the community than the women who’ve been experiencing it first hand and speaking out about it for years. And two, because I’m not sure it will have any effect whatsoever on the offenders. That minuscule segment of the community is set in its ways. Comics are for them. Don’t let anyone else in. This set of Double D’s are for me. Period.

It’s also important to remember there are numerous women without someone famous speaking on their behalf. I know women who have quit doing what they love because of the threats they’ve received and how scared they’d been made to live as a result. It’s unacceptable. So what do we do? 

Rachel Edidin had some good thoughts in her recent Tumblr post but bottom line? Shun them. Seriously. Shun them. Do not accept them in our community. You may say, “I’ve never seen someone make a rape threat online,” but can you say the same about a rape joke, or a man telling a women she’s being “too emotional” or “she needs to get laid?” My guess is no. And guess what? That’s where it starts. Making someones’ gender an attack point.

You see it. You know you do. Next time, say something.

waitingforthet:

In which Anole is the opposite of a wingman. I’m pretty sure Santo is over 18, but really who knows how old any of the X-Kids are anymore.
I warned you this was going to be a weird week.

"He doesn’t even have a penis!"
Vic, for someone with a prehensile tongue, you sure are lacking imagination.

waitingforthet:

In which Anole is the opposite of a wingman. I’m pretty sure Santo is over 18, but really who knows how old any of the X-Kids are anymore.

I warned you this was going to be a weird week.

"He doesn’t even have a penis!"

Vic, for someone with a prehensile tongue, you sure are lacking imagination.