anthonymackies:

Anthony Mackie photographed by Nicholas Maggio.

What exactly are the approximate races of Alana and Marko? Like it's a fantasy/sci-fi deal so I know they're aliens but, let's be real, I seriously doubt the team would stray from this kind of question since they write a comic like this and the artist is an ~awake~ WoC?????

sagacomic:

“This is an original fantasy book with no superheroes, two non-white leads and an opening chapter featuring graphic robot sex. I thought we might be cancelled by our third issue.”

- Brian K. Vaughan (x)

Both Brian and Fiona have repeatedly said that their heroes are PoC. And of course it’s clear from Fiona’s illustrations that neither Alana nor Marko are white, but that Alana has darker skin than Marko.

The only featured/recurring character in the Saga universe who actually seems to have white skin is The Stalk.

However, I still come across white-washed Saga fan art and fancasting posts, which never cease to amaze and infuriate me. No matter how pretty the art, I will never repost that shit.

If people genuinely see these characters as white, they need to check their eyesight or their racism. And I doubt the optometrist will find any deficiencies.

Thanks for the ask. I haven’t had a good rant on this subject in a while!

stayawayfromcanniballecter:

If I ever get married I’m insisting that The Rains of Castamere be played during the reception just so I can sit back and watch the panic creep onto my guests faces

wormwoodandhoney:

girls fighting evil: horror movie tropes 

the girl who doesn’t get away

(these are not the final girls. these are the girls who die early, who sleep with their boyfriends, who babysat in the haunted house first, who couldn’t control their anger. the girls who died as a warning, as a metaphor, as an excuse. they were too naive, or too worldly, or too funny, or too bullied, or too vicious. the girls who went into the basement alone, who checked on the children first, who went upstairs with a boy during the party.
they break out of the script, the scene, the reel. they are no longer demon feed.)

wormwoodandhoney:

girls fighting evil: horror movie tropes 

the girl who doesn’t get away

(these are not the final girls. these are the girls who die early, who sleep with their boyfriends, who babysat in the haunted house first, who couldn’t control their anger. the girls who died as a warning, as a metaphor, as an excuse. they were too naive, or too worldly, or too funny, or too bullied, or too vicious. the girls who went into the basement alone, who checked on the children first, who went upstairs with a boy during the party.

they break out of the script, the scene, the reel. they are no longer demon feed.)

lordeddardstark:

kit harington photoshoots are always hilarious because its like he’s looking into the sun while being told his puppy ran away or narrating a grocery list in his head but he is confused because he can’t remember if he’s out of milk or not

"

the only thing i remember
learning from my aunt is that its much easier
to spread butter on bread
with a spoon
instead of a knife and
i know that’s nothing significant, but not all of us
are heroes after we die.

most of us are just people
like you and me;
being thought of during the little things, like
standing at the kitchen counter
making toast.

"
lynn, e.m.
breathethedownbow:

brahmsismyjesus:

breathethedownbow:

brahmsismyjesus:

This is bullshit of the purest form.

Excuse me?

Obama has always and will always admire Malala, since when did he suddenly regard her as a “cute little girl” when she spoke out against drone attacks?Obama is not stupid. He knows that there are problems with his current drone policy. I myself don’t agree with him on that particular issue.But saying that he would regard Malala as a “cute little girl” in this case is pure bullshit. Even if this is meant to be humorous (which I’m sure it is), it’s not very funny because that would simply not happen.[sorry, should have explained myself when I first reblogged the post]

?? Do you want the tweet to cite sources and write a full length essay? When Malala addressed the House about drone warfare, five people showed up. In interviews, when Malala brought up drones and Obama literally changed the topic. This has been going on for months. There is only so much defense of Obama’s “awareness” you can do - but he’s picked and choosen what messages of hers he wanted to discuss, ie the education of women. Where she has discussed drones and her socialist politics, the government/advisors have carefully silenced her. It is patronizing. It is rewarding her stance on other women as “brave,” but anything else, she has to be silenced like a little kid.
Even if not the case, why should brown people cater to your ideas of humor?? Our people are getting killed by drones but we have to be really precise…in a tweet?

breathethedownbow:

brahmsismyjesus:

breathethedownbow:

brahmsismyjesus:

This is bullshit of the purest form.

Excuse me?

Obama has always and will always admire Malala, since when did he suddenly regard her as a “cute little girl” when she spoke out against drone attacks?
Obama is not stupid. He knows that there are problems with his current drone policy. I myself don’t agree with him on that particular issue.
But saying that he would regard Malala as a “cute little girl” in this case is pure bullshit. Even if this is meant to be humorous (which I’m sure it is), it’s not very funny because that would simply not happen.


[sorry, should have explained myself when I first reblogged the post]

?? Do you want the tweet to cite sources and write a full length essay?

When Malala addressed the House about drone warfare, five people showed up. In interviews, when Malala brought up drones and Obama literally changed the topic. This has been going on for months. There is only so much defense of Obama’s “awareness” you can do - but he’s picked and choosen what messages of hers he wanted to discuss, ie the education of women.

Where she has discussed drones and her socialist politics, the government/advisors have carefully silenced her. It is patronizing. It is rewarding her stance on other women as “brave,” but anything else, she has to be silenced like a little kid.

Even if not the case, why should brown people cater to your ideas of humor?? Our people are getting killed by drones but we have to be really precise…in a tweet?

"Is it political if I tell you that if we burn coal, you’re going to warm the atmosphere? Or is that a statement of fact that you’ve made political? It’s a scientific statement. The fact that there are elements of society that have made it political, that’s a whole other thing."
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (via socio-logic)

austinkleon:

Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples, Saga: Volume 1, Saga: Volume 2, and Saga: Volume 3

This series is GREAT. Holy moly. Here’s Vaughn:

I wanted to write about parenthood, but I wanted to Trojan-horse it inside some sort of interesting genre story, to explore the overlap between artistic creation and the creation of a child.

And about the comic’s debt to Star Wars:

I’m part of the generation that all we do is complain about the prequels and how they let us down…And if every one of us who complained about how the prequels didn’t live up to our expectations just would make our own sci-fi fantasy, then it would be a much better use of our time.”

I hadn’t really read any comics in a while, and I’m totally hooked. I read and recommend reading the paper issues (first is only $5), but the first issue is FREE on Kindle.

Seriously, if you’ve never been interested or if you’ve lost interest in comics, check this series out. (And keep tissues nearby if you’re a parent.)

Highly recommended.

Filed under: my reading year 2014

autisticmerrill:

jfc how is this such a novel concept

don’t make canonically gay/lesbian characters bi

don’t make canonically bi characters gay/lesbian

don’t get your representation by taking from other underrepresented people

take from straight people

yes, modding a lesbian LI to be romanceable by a male PC is disgusting and not some champion of bi representation. it’s just flat out lesbophobic and misogynistic and is in no way the same thing as modding a straight LI to be romanceable by a same gender PC.

kyssthis16:

note-a-bear:

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:


this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

woooooow

See…..

kyssthis16:

note-a-bear:

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:

image

this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

woooooow

See…..

schrodingersnerd:

everythingisnightvale:

discontentramblings:

An asexual and pansexual become room-mates and have wacky adventures

The show is called ‘All or Nothing’

Plot twist: the asexual is really super outgoing and is a huge flirt while the pansexual is extremely socially awkward and has trouble ordering coffee let alone getting a date.

image

my hand slipped

shorm:

softurl:

lampfaced:

rattlecat:

puppyresidue:

And can we please just ditch the ridiculously long LGBT+ acronym and use GSRM instead? It’s so much easier. There’s no exclusion. No one has to fight to be part of the acronym. There’s no drama about who deserves to be in it even though the spectrum is so fucking huge we couldn’t possibly fit everyone. GSRM is so much more general and I don’t know about y’all but I personally feel a lot more comfortable using it. Anyone else feel this way?

You’ll have to educate me here. What does GSRM mean?

Gender, Sexual, and Romantic Minorities.

iirc GSRM was a term coined by a #sexual #abuser so i think thats at least one reason why plenty of people are uncomfortable with it and tossed it out

i’ve also bolded one of my reasons

we should be excluding poly and kinky cishet people, and many of them look at anything talking about a sexual minority and go YAY WE’RE QUEER NOW

exclusion: not always a bad thing

spicyshimmy:

spicyshimmy:

*carries a redshirt with me but doesn’t wear it* it’s a metaphor for dying on away missions but i don’t put it on because i don’t actually want to die on away missions

the fault in our star trek