April 22nd, 2014

Contents Under Pressure - by Greg Rucka

ruckawriter:

I rarely use this to just blog. I’m going to just blog now, so you can all just ignore this if it’s not to your liking.

Warning. Contents under pressure.

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April 13th, 2014

While Johansson’s first Marvel appearance in Iron Man 2 may have relied somewhat upon sex appeal, this was quickly nixed in favor of characterizing her as the most cerebral Avenger. Her most important scenes in The Avengers relied upon her intelligence and skills as a spy, to the extent that she even managed to outwit Loki, the God of Lies. At the end of the movie, she’s the one who closes the portal that let all the aliens into New York. Then in Winter Soldier she’s given second billing to Captain America, a meaty role that showcases a wide-ranging skillset that stretches far beyond just “kicking ass.” At no point during any of these movies does she seduce anyone, by the way.

Sadly, there’s very little sign of this character in the most easily accessible reviews of both The Avengers and Winter Soldier. Judging by the Guardian, WSJ, or New Yorker, Black Widow is more like a blow-up doll with a black belt. By their logic, if she’s wearing a tight outfit, then she must be a sexy ass-kicker, meaning that she must be the token female character, and therefore is little more than eye candy.

With that thought process in mind, it must make perfect sense to relegate Black Widow to a single sniggering comment about her catsuit, because obviously Scarlett Johansson is just there for decoration. And if you’ve read in the New York Times that Black Widow is a token female character, then chances are you’ll have internalized that opinion before you even buy a ticket. The feedback loop of misogynist preconceptions continues on, and in the end, we all lose out.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw, Every review of Black Widow in ‘Captain America’ is wrong (via fyeahmcublackwidow)

If you saw CA:TWS and didn’t think that Black Widow and Cap were basically in a buddy-cop flick, you weren’t watching the right movie.

(via geardrops)

A hundred times yes. I’ve been saying for a while now in the realm of comics that whatever creators and publishers attempt to change can never succeed as long as the full mechanism of comics isn’t behind it. Readers. Marketers. Retailers. They are the front line of change and if they’re not on board then no amount of editorial or creative progress can ever truly win out.

(via inkytasty)

Reposting in agreement.

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April 10th, 2014
After ten years, I finally know what he whispered to her.

After ten years, I finally know what he whispered to her.

April 4th, 2014

poweredbypopculture:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier pics. High res. You’re welcome. 

comicsalliance:

SHOES OF PREY: COMICS ALLIANCE DESIGNS SUPERHERO FOOTWEAR BASED ON WONDER WOMAN, CAPTAIN MARVEL, BATWOMAN AND MORE
By Betty Felon
Fashion brand Shoes of Prey used its customizable design website to style some superhero-inspired heels and flats as examples of footwear that customers can tweak and purchase for themselves with the Shoes of Prey 3D Designer, which gives the wearer selection of colors, materials, and alter various detailing parameters such as heel height, toe and heel detailing.. Each pair of shoes is handmade to fit the customer’s chosen aesthetics and run at least $100 per pair.
As a fan of both Shoes of Prey and comics, customer Mandy Kerr designed some heels and flats inspired by Batman, Iron Man, and more (seen in the grahguc below). Inspired by Kerr’s excellent Robin-inspired oxfords, I utilized the Shoes of Prey 3D Designer to create a few of my own shoe designs, including flats and platformed wedges inspired by Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Batwoman, and more.
SEE MORE (with Buy Links)

comicsalliance:

SHOES OF PREY: COMICS ALLIANCE DESIGNS SUPERHERO FOOTWEAR BASED ON WONDER WOMAN, CAPTAIN MARVEL, BATWOMAN AND MORE

By Betty Felon

Fashion brand Shoes of Prey used its customizable design website to style some superhero-inspired heels and flats as examples of footwear that customers can tweak and purchase for themselves with the Shoes of Prey 3D Designer, which gives the wearer selection of colors, materials, and alter various detailing parameters such as heel height, toe and heel detailing.. Each pair of shoes is handmade to fit the customer’s chosen aesthetics and run at least $100 per pair.

As a fan of both Shoes of Prey and comics, customer Mandy Kerr designed some heels and flats inspired by Batman, Iron Man, and more (seen in the grahguc below). Inspired by Kerr’s excellent Robin-inspired oxfords, I utilized the Shoes of Prey 3D Designer to create a few of my own shoe designs, including flats and platformed wedges inspired by Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Batwoman, and more.

SEE MORE (with Buy Links)

(via fashiontipsfromcomicstrips)

0hhgodpleaseshutup:

I FOUND IT. I FOUND MY FAVORITE THING ON THE INTERNET.

(Source: copano, via bzedan)

April 3rd, 2014

terminaltides:

setbabiesonfire:

mitunas-choice-rump:

misterjosephstalinonthedrums:

fragmentsofmysanity:

these are my kittens, yes they meow weird, but they are mine. i found them all on my own. they are my ohana. back the fuck off camera.

are you fucking kidding me

SHE LIKE FLASHES HER CLAWS IN THE FIRST GIF LIKE BITCH STEP BACK

This is the best thing ever. It won the internet. Congrats.

After certain animals give birth, such as cats, there is a period of time where  they may “adopt” other baby animals due to their hormone levels and motherly instincts. They look after these babies as if they were their own offspring. This would usually be other kittens that don’t have a mother. Ducks also have a natural instinct to “imprint” on the first thing they see when they hatch from their eggs. By chance, the timing of the ducklings hatching must have been soon after the cat giving birth and they were able to form an attachment, even though the ducklings are technically food.
It’s fucking adorable!

(Source: onlylolgifs, via katrinafoxxx)

theremina:

Afternoon delight.

mega-jeronimo:

alliesindex:

Star Wars 40K

So I was talking to khaosgurl the other day and she said the following, which blew my mind:

what if the SW universe is an AU reality where the dark side of the force is really the chaos gods all melted into one think…the force…unable to take any really form but giving live to the galaxy and bestowing certain creatures there powers?

I absolutely love this concept and loved the artwork and models I dscovered while looking into it.

I was also asked what kind of Chaos Sith Lord I would be, which I think would be a Nurgle Daemon Prince Sith Lord with a buzzing, sparking, dark green lightsaber. I would also have the power that Anakin covets, but the keeping alive or bringing back from the dead would invariably go all Plague Zombie. Imagine a Sith Lord version of the guy who stabs Horus…although all I can think of is Mortarion with a lighsaber Manreaper!

I also like the idea of pink force lightning of Tzeentch.

What do you guys think? Do you have any further thoughts and ideas?

- Darth Sebious

 Artwork and Model Credits:

Lord Vader, Rise… by IRIRIV

Dear Emperor they’re everywhere!!! by FoggyGolem

StarWarsArmee1 by Anung Un Rama  on DakkaDakka Forums (More pics in link)


Boba Fett themed Fire Warriors by Soldierboy on TauOnline Forum 

General Grievous Tyranid (Tyranid Hive Tyrant coverted into a General Grievous Necron) by Mark Hofmann

(via iandsharman)