Well, I found my next writing costume.

"The coven is really disappointed in you, Vera. We are doubting your commitment to Sparklemotion."


Well, I found my next writing costume.

"The coven is really disappointed in you, Vera. We are doubting your commitment to Sparklemotion."


happy birthday little man

Ow my heart.



Many of these rates (before taxes, might I add) haven’t changed in 20 years. $100-$250 in 1994 aint the same as in 2014. This is why Comic Book Conventions for many comic illustrators, in many cases, are the lifeblood of their comic making (commissions, direct fan interaction books sales). 

Support your local mainstream or indie comic artist!!!!


This is quite accurate as far as mainstream comics go.

Yeah - this is pretty accurate all around for entry and mid-level comics artists. I’d like to point out that the freelance prices are only shown as the absolute highest paid dudes (all dudes, note) in the industry.

Also, I want that Wonder Woman head.

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White girl creates havoc, assaults cop, isn’t shot for some reason



A teenage girl dashed away from her BMW sedan and kicked a police officer in the head after running a red light and slamming into another vehicle in Bucks County Thursday morning.

Authorities arrested 19-year-old Sara Culhane of Princeton on charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, reckless driving and other related offenses after she allegedly fled from the scene of a hit and run accident only to crash into another car moments later.

Bensalem Township Police responded to reports of a hit and run on Blanche Road just after 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Responding officers spotted Culhane driving a blue BMW, which matched the description of the striking vehicle, near the intersection of Mechanicsville and Street roads.

Authorities began pursuing the suspect after she ignored their attempts to pull her over, police said.  Police said they called off the chase once it became apparent that the driver refused to stop.

Culhane continued traveling north on Mechanicsville Road, running a red light and slamming into a Toyota Corolla that was traveling west on Street Road, according to investigators.

Culhane then exited her BMW and ran from the crash scene, police said.

The arresting officers tracked her down moments later and, as they got the teen under control, she kicked one of the officers in the head, authorities said.

She kicked a cop in the HEAD. But, white girl. 

I went to the Carol Corps meetup and…



It was amazing.

Honestly, before DragonCon, I had no idea what the Carol Corps were, or what they stood for. wolvensnothere mentioned, on our first day, that he was going to attend the meet-up, and I figured I would go to see what it was all about.

What I found was the kind of thing that every form of popular culture fandom desperately needs: a safe, affirming, and inclusive space where everyone is welcome. And this is a message that is echoed in every article that I pulled up in my post-meet-up googling. For me, the Carol Corps represents comics fandom as it should be.

The need for inclusivity and representation within comics fandom is something that I spoke on at last year’s DragonCon, and something that I didn’t think that I would see actualized. As someone who seems incapable of leaving his work at the office (see my philosophizing the apocalypse tag), this was a source of extreme disappointment: I could see the problems that I was dealing with in my theoretical work reproduced within the communities that I loved so much, and it exhausted me. Comics (and the fandom) were, in my view, supposed be places that showed us a world that could be, instead, they seemed to be reproducing the problems of the world as it is.

This is why the Carol Corps means so much to me as a philosopher, a person of color, and a feminist. If you’re not interested in, or view the intersection of philosophy/academia and comics as irrelevant, you should probably stop here. If you’re concerned with these things, read on!

Kelly-Sue, in her opening keynote of the DragonCon comics track, spoke of the myth of the “default human,” the assumption that the straight white male is the default mode of human existence. For me, this was not an unfamiliar notion: Sara Ahmed, in her book Queer Phenomenology, and her article “The Phenomenology of Whiteness,” speaks of the way in which the orientation and organization of the world is such that the straight white male body fades into the background. As such, this body does not call attention to itself as it moves through spaces, including that of fandom and popular media.

To take up both Ahmed and Kelly-Sue’s observations about the world in the context of comics, fandom, and popular culture, the vast majority of our media, including those forms that I love, are patterned upon the assumed default of the straight white male. Beyond the media itself, I would extend this to the fandom itself: fandom is organized around the assumption that straight white men are the default audience for comics, and therefore push against the articulation of experiences other than this assumed default through their media. They view this as a disruption of the “natural ordering” of the social world.

Further, there is the assumption that those who deviate from the default, Sara Ahmed might call this the line projected by fandom, are incapable of understanding and experiencing the media in the same way. The theorist in me wants to link this directly to the concept of the “fake geek girl,” and the assumption that “black people don’t like comics,” because comics are not for them in the same way that comics are for straight white men. This mis-match of embodied existence to the actuality of the media, as articulated by predominantly male fandom, is why girls “just don’t get it,” in spite of the existence of the Carol Corps and the Kamala Corps, and the hundreds of movie going women who contributed to the overwhelming success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Disproving the tacit assumption of the “human default” in both fandom and the media itself, generates a backlash as the straight white male body is “unseated” from it’s comfortable position within the media and the fandom, and this is made manifest in myriad of ways. We need only recall fandom’s response to the casting of a black Johnny Storm, Donald Glover’s intention to play Spider-Man, the new Thor, and Iris west being cast as a black woman. Any deviation from the assumption of straight white male, or whiteness in general, within comics and fandom generates resistance from both groups as institutions as they seek to preserve their position as the status quo.

This is why the Carol Corps is so important to me as a philosopher and a fan. Not only does the Carol Corps provide what mainstream fandom does not, a safe space for fans of multiple intersecting identity, it actively unseats the assumed default by being so inclusive. If you look at the Carol Corps photos that I reblogged, you can see fans of every color and shape, gender identity and gender presentation. The Carol Corps, by simply being what it is, serves to indicate the direction that comics not only should go in but must go in.While the Corps is predominantly female, it’s openness towards all people’s experience (so long as they “don’t be a dick”) is what makes it so unique, as is it’s organization around Carol Danvers not only for who she is, but what she represents: characters as colorful and dynamic as the fandom that supports it.

Through its loose organization, the Carol Corps actively disrupts the “background” created by decades of the organization of comics around the straight white male by celebrating not only Carol Danvers, but fans and characters of all intersecting identities. It redefines what it means to be a fan of comics, it redefines how to be a fan of comics and media through its open acceptance of fans regardless of level of interest, experience with Carol, or embodied experience. If there’s a way to do “fandom” right, then the Carol Corps has done it.

Higher, Further, Faster, More.


Every single bit of this.

I’m really  glad you got to see it actualized, ninjaruski. This is precisely the kind of motivation and realization I had hoped for, when we started planning this year’s events, and everything came out beyond my wildest of hopes.

Between the Carol Corps meetup and the Roundtable, everyone who needed to speak had a place to speak. Everyone who spoke was heard. Hard questions were grappled with, and safe, inclusive spaces for fans to engage, critique, and generate their fandom were cultivated.

I am pleased beyond words.

Everybody needs a Carol Corps.




"Wonder Woman" Skateboard Wiz (1978) 

The fact that she adds on all the right safety gear makes it even better, IMO. A+ role model.

Pretty sure this gif set was inevitable.  And has just improved my week 100%

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Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up

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Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

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The Kickstarter Needs You

Sorry to reblog from the source, but I thought the chain of comments was rather unnecessary. All that needs to be said is that this documentary examines gender inequality and how patriarchy contributes negatively to our society.

This is a feminist issue.

And anyone on Tumblr who’s too close-minded to recognize it as such due to a nonsensical blanketed hatred of men’s issues need to re-evaluate their motives.



have I already reblogged this? don’t give a fuck.

The patriarchy hurts everyone.




Women are more likely to use non-lethal methods such as pills while men tend to use firearms.

Something to keep in mind.

I need feminism because the father of my children thinks his depression is invalid because he is male.

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