punwitch

unicornsandtruckerhats:

queercorn:

I want lgbt book stores, lgbt coffee houses, and lgbt theaters to replace lgbt bars as centers of community, places to meet people, and lgbt rights of passage.

YES. i am so fucking TIRED of every queer event being at a bar or another 21+ venue, especially when alcoholism is a thing for so many, esp. queer youth, and community isolation is such a major factor in so many suicides.

If you’re in or near St. Louis, please visit Shameless Grounds. It’s queer and poly and kink friendly. My friends are the owners, so tell them Brin says hi. It’s everything you want it to be, I believe.

murdererbyproxy

murdererbyproxy:

brinconvenient:

fancast: dianna agron as kara zor-el (supergirl)

I am so fucking here for this!!!

You mentioned in your tags about how somebody’s cosplay is being used in here without credit, and you’re absolutely right. When I made this a while ago, it slipped my mind. But now that it’s unexpectedly getting notes, I went ahead and reverse image search’d it.

The cosplay in the top left can be credited to black—butterfly, and the bottom right is from NemoValkyrja.

blueraysunshine

roane72:

worriedaboutmyfern:

This morning I’m thinking about manpain. Specifically, superhero angst.

Specifically Batman. And Captain America.

As a digression, I feel like what distinguishes “manpain” from just regular pain is not so much the man but the shooting directions. Like, you know it’s manpain when the camera goes into tight closeup on their clenched jaw, or when they are shot backlit in an alley with smoke swirling around their feet. Or with a big fire blazing behind them. Or if they are trudging through a crowded cityscape that’s all black and white and they are the only ones in color.

Case in point: this is Batman. His parents are dead. It’s very sad. He has a lot of manpain.

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Because of all his pain, Batman is not fully able to trust anyone. He pushes everyone away. Sometimes he lashes out against those closest to him.

This is Batman at Christmas time.

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Batman is not ever going to go to therapy and deal with his trust issues, or talk about whether he might have something like depression and whether it might respond to medication, even though he could definitely afford it because he is a billionaire. He’s not going to do these things because of editorial decree.

"They put on a cape and cowl for a reason," says DC co-publisher Dan Didio. "They’re committed to defending others — at the sacrifice of all their own personal instincts. That’s something we reinforce. If you look at every one of the characters in the Batman family, their personal lives kind of suck.”

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Okay. This is Captain America. His parents are dead too. Actually, almost everybody he ever knew is dead, because he got frozen for seventy years.

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(By the way if you do a Google image search for “Captain America Punching Bag,” Google will show you some stuff and will also, right at the top, helpfully prompt you with a couple other search terms that you’re probably interested in: “Chris Evans” and “Butt.”)

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(A++ Google, carry on.)

Anyway, so Captain America has a lot of manpain too.

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Because he’s grieving and lonely, Captain America works hard at forming connections with the new people he meets. He doesn’t understand their frame of cultural reference, so he diligently follows up whenever somebody gives him a book or movie or other kind of recommendation.

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He visits a support group for veterans.

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He also checks in with his teammates regularly, and makes sure they know that he cares about them. He listens to their problems and offers his support.

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So my point here is pretty simple. I think the Captain America characterization is a lot more interesting and complex. It just gets boring to have a character like Batman who is always going to have the same shit because he’s never gonna deal with his shit because he’s not allowed to deal with his shit. By contrast, Steve Rogers is warm and human and adult and fucken’ heroic. He’s got shit too but he mans up and carries it the best he can.

Both Batman and Captain America are actually team leaders, but Batman isn’t allowed to be a very good one because he also has to be a brooding loner who hangs out on top of gargoyles most of the time. Preferably in the rain.

Captain America gets rained on, too. The difference, I think, is that at some point he would go out and buy an umbrella.

Captain America gets rained on, too. The difference, I think, is that at some point he would go out and buy an umbrella.

THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS ^^^^

theprofessorstrikesagain

Misogyny in Doctor Who

hellotailor:

trojansaxon:

So, I’m sure all you bright young things have already worked this out, but a friend of mine just pointed out to me that if we’re really angry with Doctor Who for its misogyny, uncritical presentation of the Doctor as a colossal patriarch, creepy abusive relationship stuff with how he treats Clara etc., we can complain!

Here’s the link!  How amazing would it be if they got enough complaints that they actually had to change things?!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/complain-online/

I was like, why didn’t that occur to me?  She said, well, that’s patriarchy for you.  It makes you feel powerless.  It was becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys, by the way.

If multiple people complain to the BBC via the official channels, they do actually have to at least acknowledge it. I wonder why we don’t see this link passed around more on Tumblr/Twitter? 

blue-author
blue-author:

assassinationtipsforladies:

Seriously, how many shuttles did they bring for a two week mission?

Where’s the “reroute through the main deflector dish”? Seriously, I know they’re not the first Trek to do that, but they really elevated it. By the end of the series, I was wondering why they had any other systems, why star ships weren’t just made up of main deflector dishes. I don’t know why they didn’t start and end every potentially hostile confrontation by broadcasting a message, borg-style, about the fact that they have a main deflector dish so resistance is useless.

blue-author:

assassinationtipsforladies:

Seriously, how many shuttles did they bring for a two week mission?

Where’s the “reroute through the main deflector dish”? Seriously, I know they’re not the first Trek to do that, but they really elevated it. By the end of the series, I was wondering why they had any other systems, why star ships weren’t just made up of main deflector dishes. I don’t know why they didn’t start and end every potentially hostile confrontation by broadcasting a message, borg-style, about the fact that they have a main deflector dish so resistance is useless.