Hi, I’m Kira. You knew that. I knew you knew that. I don’t know why I just told you that again.

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comicsalliance:

DONALD GLOVER IS SPIDER-MAN AT LAST (IN DISNEY XD’S ANIMATED SPIDER-MAN SERIES)
By Andrew Wheeler
“My name is Miles Morales, and I’m Spider-Man.” With those words, Donald Glover takes his place among the ranks of official on-screen Spider-Men.

It’s been known for a while now that Miles Morales, the Ultimate Universe version of Spider-Man, would make his screen debut in an upcoming episode of the Disney XD series Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, but only now do we know that the part will be voiced by actor and Spidey fan Donald Glover. It’s a brilliant casting decision that we choose to interpret as the first step towards more Miles in other media, rather than an end in its own right.
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comicsalliance:

DONALD GLOVER IS SPIDER-MAN AT LAST (IN DISNEY XD’S ANIMATED SPIDER-MAN SERIES)

By Andrew Wheeler

“My name is Miles Morales, and I’m Spider-Man.” With those words, Donald Glover takes his place among the ranks of official on-screen Spider-Men.

It’s been known for a while now that Miles Morales, the Ultimate Universe version of Spider-Man, would make his screen debut in an upcoming episode of the Disney XD series Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, but only now do we know that the part will be voiced by actor and Spidey fan Donald Glover. It’s a brilliant casting decision that we choose to interpret as the first step towards more Miles in other media, rather than an end in its own right.

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comic book meme: ten books (2/10)
saga

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#SailorMoon is being ambushed by femHandsome Jack and Beryl’s claws. #DragonCon #cosplay @madmelmadigan

#SailorMoon is being ambushed by femHandsome Jack and Beryl’s claws. #DragonCon #cosplay @madmelmadigan

problematize:

moniquill:

teawishing:

fandom-revolution:

This, my friends, is what happens in a fandom where there is as much female representation as there is male. This is a screenshot of every single Pretty Little Liars fanfiction on AO3 (a drop in the pond compared to what’s on FF.net but the femslash on that site is less easy to quantify).
Listen up. I see plenty of meta on tumblr going on about how fandom is so skewed towards gay people and gay ships, and how it’s because of the fandom’s intrinsic sexism and bias against lesbians. And maybe a little bit of it is. But the greater problem - the much greater problem - is the lack of female characters to ship people with. What femslash pairing do you want me to ship in Sherlock, where for the first four years there were three women, one of whom was demonised and the other who was elderly? How am I supposed to ship femslash pairings in Supernatural when the women A) Never meet and B) All die? 
The reason why male pairings are so popular is because the overrepresentation of male characters and male relationships (romantic, platonic, and familial) has given us a culture in which shipping these characters are encouraged. But this is almost never true for women, most of whom hardly ever interact with each other. 
(And I know people say, “But heaps of people ship men that don’t interact! Look at Lestrade and Mycroft!” Well, these pairings come of the backs of established male pairings - in Sherlock, it’s JohnLock. People think “Well, who else can I ship?” The same DOES happen with female pairings - if there are two unpaired women in a slash-fic, quite often they’ll be thrown together at the end of a long list of homosexual male relationships. For example, Natasha Romanoff and Pepper Potts.)
THIS is what shipping looks like in a fandom with four well-written female characters as leads. Yes, there are men, and by god are they far more involved in the story line than a cast of women would be in an equivalent show, but they are largely relegated to the background, and this makes all the difference. 
You can still argue that the lack of femslash pairings is because fandoms are sexist. But you haven’t given fandoms a proper chance to ship women together. We need more - and better - female characters for that to happen. 

I would just like to add that this may also play a part in the lack of femslash.

^ Valuable and important read.

I third that article rec.

problematize:

moniquill:

teawishing:

fandom-revolution:

This, my friends, is what happens in a fandom where there is as much female representation as there is male. This is a screenshot of every single Pretty Little Liars fanfiction on AO3 (a drop in the pond compared to what’s on FF.net but the femslash on that site is less easy to quantify).

Listen up. I see plenty of meta on tumblr going on about how fandom is so skewed towards gay people and gay ships, and how it’s because of the fandom’s intrinsic sexism and bias against lesbians. And maybe a little bit of it is. But the greater problem - the much greater problem - is the lack of female characters to ship people with. What femslash pairing do you want me to ship in Sherlock, where for the first four years there were three women, one of whom was demonised and the other who was elderly? How am I supposed to ship femslash pairings in Supernatural when the women A) Never meet and B) All die? 

The reason why male pairings are so popular is because the overrepresentation of male characters and male relationships (romantic, platonic, and familial) has given us a culture in which shipping these characters are encouraged. But this is almost never true for women, most of whom hardly ever interact with each other. 

(And I know people say, “But heaps of people ship men that don’t interact! Look at Lestrade and Mycroft!” Well, these pairings come of the backs of established male pairings - in Sherlock, it’s JohnLock. People think “Well, who else can I ship?” The same DOES happen with female pairings - if there are two unpaired women in a slash-fic, quite often they’ll be thrown together at the end of a long list of homosexual male relationships. For example, Natasha Romanoff and Pepper Potts.)

THIS is what shipping looks like in a fandom with four well-written female characters as leads. Yes, there are men, and by god are they far more involved in the story line than a cast of women would be in an equivalent show, but they are largely relegated to the background, and this makes all the difference

You can still argue that the lack of femslash pairings is because fandoms are sexist. But you haven’t given fandoms a proper chance to ship women together. We need more - and better - female characters for that to happen. 

I would just like to add that this may also play a part in the lack of femslash.

^ Valuable and important read.

I third that article rec.

fuckallies:

On average, you have a 1 in 18,989 chance of being murdered

A trans person has a 1 in 12 chance of being murdered

The average life span of a cis person is about 75-90 

The average life expectancy of a trans person is 23-30 years old

75% of people killed in anti LGBT hate crimes are poc

Think about this the next time you go crying over “cisphobia” and “reverse racism”

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BEYONCÉ TO RECEIVE VIDEO VANGUARD AWARD.

Over the course of MTV history, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award has been presented to exemplary musicians who have made an incredible and long-lasting impact on pop culture. When it came time to choose the 2014 VMA recipient, one particular name stood out above the rest — global entertainer, singer-songwriter and philanthropist, Beyoncé.

Not many singers have the power or ability to command such a massive legion of fans, drop a number one album out of literally nowhere and take the world by storm tour after tour. Queen Bey seems to do it with ease and at the same damn time. As both a solo artist and a member of the chart-topping Destiny’s Child, she’s won an astounding eleven Moonmen and was the first female artist to top both the singles and albums charts simultaneously in the US and the UK.

Her latest studio album, Beyoncé, is a testament to how much she continues to push and redefine boundaries with her music. While no one can forget Destiny’s Child’s iconic castaway ensembles in the video for “Survivor,” or the Charlie’s Angels themed “Independent Woman,” B really came into her own when she went solo and rocked the hell out of a simple white tank-top in “Crazy In Love.” From there, she introduced her Sasha Fierce alter ego in “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” and ultimately evolved into the indisputably #flawless performer she is today, nailing 17 artistically captivating music videos from “Pretty Hurts” to the eye-popping, jaw-dropping “Drunk In Love.”

Thanks to her never-ending supply of unique, original videos and ridiculously powerful pipes, Beyoncé has proved time and time again that she is the standard to which all other performers must measure up. MTV is ecstatic to have Beyoncé, a true force of nature, join an exclusive list of past superstar recipients of the Video Vanguard, joining legends Madonna, Beastie Boys, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. Congrats, Bey! You really do run this.

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A few months back, I was asked to participate in a debate on the topic of whether men should have to pay on dates. (I was “the feminist.”) It turned out that the male debater and I didn’t really disagree much on that topic. I said that, generally, whoever asks the other person out pays for that date, and then at some point couples generally transition into sharing costs in whatever way works for them. He was actually pretty happy to pay for first dates; he just wanted women to say thank you and to not use him. I had no problem with that.

I think he said that women should offer to pay half, knowing they’ll probably be turned down. I said, well, sometimes — but what if the other person invited you someplace really expensive? What if you agreed to a date with the guy and he spent an hour saying crazy racist shit to you and you felt like you couldn’t escape? This is what led to our real disagreement.

The male debater felt strongly that if a woman wasn’t interested in a second date, she should say so on the spot. If the man says, “Let’s do this again sometime,” the woman shouldn’t say, “Sure, great,” and then back out later. I said that that was a nice ideal, but that he should keep in mind that most women spent most of their lives living in low-level fear of physical aggression from men. I think about avoiding rape (or other violence) every time I walk home from the subway, every time there’s an unexpected knock at the door, and certainly every time I piss off an unhinged man. So, if I were on a date with a man who I felt was unbalanced, creepy, overly aggressive, or possibly violent, and he asked if I wanted to “do this again sometime,” I would say whatever I felt would avoid conflict. And then I would leave, wait awhile, and hope that letting him down politely a few days later would avoid his finding me and turning my skin into an overcoat.

The male debater was furious that I had even brought this up. He felt that the threat of violence against women was irrelevant, and that I was playing some kind of “rape card” as a debate trick. He got angrier and angrier as we argued. I also got angrier and angrier, although I worked hard to keep speaking in a calm and considered way. He was shouting and cutting me off when I tried to speak. I pointed out that the debater himself was displaying exactly the sort of behavior that would make me very uncomfortable on a date. THAT made him livid.

He then called me “passive-aggressive.”

I was genuinely taken aback. “Actually,” I said, “I call this ‘behaving myself.’” It’s a lot of work to stay calm when you’re just as furious as the other person, and that other person is shouting at you. I felt that I was acting like a grownup — at some emotional cost to myself — and I wanted credit, not insults, for being able to speak in a normal tone of voice when I was having to explain things like, “We can’t tell who the rapists are before they turn violent, so sometimes we have to be cautious with men who do not intend to harm us.”
Bullish Life: When Men Get Too Emotional To Have A Rational Argument  (via albinwonderland)

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elfgrove:

b1ockh3d:

SDCC attendees, check this shit out.
It happens to the best of us. We stand in line for 3 hours waiting to get into Hall H, and another hour and a half sitting in a panel. During this time, you play on your phone. Take pictures of the fucking long ass line that follows you and tell your friends on tumblr. Maybe some awesome cosplayers walk by and you just have to take their pictures.
After 5 hours of standing, sitting, blasting your energy rays, you’re finally out. You get to the exhibit hall, pull out your phone to call your friends and- FUCK!
Your phone is dead.
Now what?
You pull your wall charger out and look for a spot. But there are entire colonies of people surrounding each power outlet you find doing the same thing. Charging their phones.
You’re at a loss. What do you do now?!
You see this sweet ass machine? This is a Fuel Rod Station. There are 7 of them at SDCC. What are they? They are machines that dispense portable phone chargers for only $20. And it includes a micro USB cable to charge most phones, and adapters for all Apple devices.
"Okay," you say, "Is it reusable?"
You bet your costumed ass it is! You can take it home and recharge it yourself.
"But what if it dies at Con? Them I’m stuck with the same dilemma!’
Hahah. You’d think you would be, huh? Well, lemme tell you something. You can go back to these machines and exchange your dead battery for a fully charged one. For the low low price of… Umm… Free.
That’s right. If you charged your phone and your friend needs to charge theirs and you took all the juice, just go get another one. For free.
Is the battery good? I’d say so. In the time it took me to write this post, it charged my power-guzzling phone 25%.
Only downside is that these machines do not take cash. Debit or Credit cards are just fine.
So, yeah. Definitely worth $20. Buy it on the first day.

This is actually a brilliant little business model. I assume it’s a start up since the website is still pretty bare-bones [fuel-rod.com], but I hope to see it pop up at other conventions. Even if not or if it goes under and I never see one of their vending machines again, I now have a extra battery for my cell in a little plastic case with 3 different adapters and the ability to recharge my phone (at least) from 15% to 100%  — all for $20. Not a bad pick-up at all. The adapters alone should have set me back more than that.
But seriously, the free switch out at the machines for a 100% charged battery? Please appear at more cons and in airports. I love it.

elfgrove:

b1ockh3d:

SDCC attendees, check this shit out.

It happens to the best of us. We stand in line for 3 hours waiting to get into Hall H, and another hour and a half sitting in a panel. During this time, you play on your phone. Take pictures of the fucking long ass line that follows you and tell your friends on tumblr. Maybe some awesome cosplayers walk by and you just have to take their pictures.

After 5 hours of standing, sitting, blasting your energy rays, you’re finally out. You get to the exhibit hall, pull out your phone to call your friends and- FUCK!

Your phone is dead.

Now what?

You pull your wall charger out and look for a spot. But there are entire colonies of people surrounding each power outlet you find doing the same thing. Charging their phones.

You’re at a loss. What do you do now?!

You see this sweet ass machine? This is a Fuel Rod Station. There are 7 of them at SDCC. What are they? They are machines that dispense portable phone chargers for only $20. And it includes a micro USB cable to charge most phones, and adapters for all Apple devices.

"Okay," you say, "Is it reusable?"

You bet your costumed ass it is! You can take it home and recharge it yourself.

"But what if it dies at Con? Them I’m stuck with the same dilemma!’

Hahah. You’d think you would be, huh? Well, lemme tell you something. You can go back to these machines and exchange your dead battery for a fully charged one. For the low low price of… Umm… Free.

That’s right. If you charged your phone and your friend needs to charge theirs and you took all the juice, just go get another one. For free.

Is the battery good? I’d say so. In the time it took me to write this post, it charged my power-guzzling phone 25%.

Only downside is that these machines do not take cash. Debit or Credit cards are just fine.

So, yeah. Definitely worth $20. Buy it on the first day.

This is actually a brilliant little business model. I assume it’s a start up since the website is still pretty bare-bones [fuel-rod.com], but I hope to see it pop up at other conventions. Even if not or if it goes under and I never see one of their vending machines again, I now have a extra battery for my cell in a little plastic case with 3 different adapters and the ability to recharge my phone (at least) from 15% to 100% — all for $20. Not a bad pick-up at all. The adapters alone should have set me back more than that.

But seriously, the free switch out at the machines for a 100% charged battery? Please appear at more cons and in airports. I love it.

cupcakenutsack:

basic Tank Girl cosplay bathroom photoshoot photo dump.

it took a lot of time and squatting action to take these pictures… I had to show them to SOMEBODY! (i really need to finish this cosplay sometime…)

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