zeldathemes
-FLATBEAR-

Notorious arter and reader of comics.

This is mainly an Marvel Comics/movies + Lord of the Rings art blog with a slight smattering of Game of Thrones, Parks and Recreation, Community and more.

I am always happy to answer any asks sent my way!

This blog is occasionally NSFW and NOT spoiler-free. If you ever need me to tag anything, trigger or otherwise, please let me know!

Online Users
adele365:

That awkward moment when I realize that my dorm room door has practically become a gallery of flatbear's art… Whoops :)

AHAHA oh my god that is so adorable <3

adele365:

That awkward moment when I realize that my dorm room door has practically become a gallery of flatbear's art… Whoops :)

AHAHA oh my god that is so adorable <3

Please don't make Coulson gay because you can. He was created straight and written straight in Battle Scars.

Anonymous

aleskot:

Look, no-one said I was or wasn’t writing Coulson in Secret Avengers as gay. One beautiful thing about fiction is that we fill it with our own meanings. For example: was Coulson really created and written straight, instead of, let’s say, bisexual? How do you even do that unless you explicitly identify him as straight and choose to believe the character is telling the truth? You see my point? In case you don’t: fiction is infinitely malleable. There is no certainty, and there is no certainty in the universe, except perhaps change. 

I sense a certain dose of entitlement in your request — which, by the way, says a lot about you and nothing about the fiction you consume. I don’t react to entitlement well, but I am transforming my initial reaction into something positive here, and perhaps you’ll use that as a guiding light for yourself, too. Perhaps the question you want to ask yourself is, “Why am I so hung up on my perception of a fictional character’s theoretically heterosexual identity, and does me being hung up on it have anything to do with my possible uncertainty regarding my own sexual identity?”

It might. It might not. U-decide.

  #lovely beautiful ales kot    #whom I adore    #i can't wait for his Winter Soldier series  
mattfractionblog:

https://twitter.com/zdarsky/status/505735011342233600

TORONTO: ZDARSCON IS NOW

mattfractionblog:

https://twitter.com/zdarsky/status/505735011342233600

TORONTO: ZDARSCON IS NOW

  #oh my god    #who let this man exist  

acersecomic:

An old SCAD assignment to combine a movie with a certain comic artist’s style. 

So Hellboy and Labyrinth crossover. Despite my intense love for both this is the only fanart I have made.

  #reblog for my lady    #who loves the things  

secondlina:

VALOR ENDS IN 24 HOURS!!

Valor is a comic anthology of re-imaged fairy tales showcasing the talent of some of the top creators in the field of digital comics. The purpose of this book is to pay homage to the strength, resourcefulness, and cunning of female heroines in fairy tales. Some of these are recreations of time-honored tales. Others are brand new stories, designed to be passed to future generations.

The anthology will be young adult friendly and in color. It will feature 17 comic stories and 4 prose stories. That’s more than 350 pages of new fairy tales! 

Click here to support this AWESOME anthology!

I LOVE The sound of this, and will signal boost the hell out of it!!

the-life-of-bucky-barnes:

On Instagram

  #buckycap    #HAH    #I LOVE THIS    #I LOVE FICTIONAL CHARACTERS USING INSTAGRAM    #I WISH THIS WAS A REAL THING    #I WANT TO FOLLOW BUCKY ON INSTAGRAM    #here is steve eating breakfast    #here is steve going for a run    #here is steve's shield    #here is a duck    #here is steve eating lunch    #here is steve's face    #HERE IS A COUPLE OF OLD HOMOS IN LOVE    #that was clint stealing my phone    #here is a dead clint    #and so on    #and so forth  

mulodyne:

hello is this necromancy done cheap?? i’d like to lodge a complaint, i ordered the blade of woe and was delivered a blade of whoa. now my ritual sacrifices are smoking all my weed and getting super invested in keanu reeves movies

  #amazing  
Sorry but I need some help. I work in a comic shop, which is great most of the time, except for one employee. A while ago he made a comment that made me feel unsafe working with him (about how he gets why men kill women who friend zone them) - (1/2)

Anonymous

(2/2) - after rejecting him myself. I told my bosses and they don’t schedule us together but also say they feel bad about not telling him WHY we can’t work together and want to explain why to him. And I don’t know how to tell them how gross that is

3/2) I love the shop I work at but I don’t know if I can continue there when the owners prioritize his (a long personal friend of theirs but shit employee) feelings over my safety.

Oh honey, I am so so sorry that you had to deal with that (and that it took me a few days to answer you, I’m so sorry!)

While it’s a good thing that your employers took your complaints and concerns seriously, enough to ensure you wouldn’t be around him anymore, that’s literally almost the least they can do, the least being nothing. If they haven’t talked to him about his behavior, and requested that he change it, and/or apologise, nothing is going to change. Any female he works with or talks to in the future runs the risk of hearing the same scary, threatening opinions.

If I were you, and I no longer felt safe in my place of work, I would leave. I understand that, given the current job market, leaving at will may not be an option for some people, and of course you may not want to leave a job that you otherwise enjoy.

One of the realities, for good points and bad, is that most comic book stores are independently owned and are therefore not subject to corporate anti-harassment rules and regulations. I’m not sure if there is a higher authority (store owner etc) that you can take this to in the hopes that something change.

If you feel like you have to leave, I would try to schedule a meeting with your employers/store owner, and explain to them why you have to leave. Explain to them that you feel threatened, you are concerned that they are not talking to him about his violent and misogynistic attitude, and you are worried that he will say something to future female employees/customers. The serious threat of your imminent departure may make them realize that he is a problem, and could cause them future prblems. If not, you can leave knowing that you have done everything you can.

I wish you the best of luck, my dear. This is a horrible situation and I am truly sorry you had to experience that. If you ever need to vent, or you just need some support, my ask box is always open.

  #tw: misogyny    #rape culture    #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
So, I was looking forward to reading Bitter March, but it's recently come to my attention that it was written by Rick Remender. All things Winter Soldier make me want to jump up and down and fire confetti cannons etc but I know that Remender's writing can be highly questionable. So, in a nutshell, is Bitter March worth reading?


So Rick Remender has his problems. Some pretty major problems. I don’t take his killing of female characters too seriously because a) it’s a pathetic plot device that tbh shows lazy writing and b) no one stays dead in comics, but the fact that he IS killing a lot of them is the problem, and someone should maybe pull him aside and say PSSST REMENDER YOU CAN PROVIDE YOUR MALE CHARACTERS WITH MOTIVATION IN WAYS OTHER THAN SACRIFICING WOMEN ON THE ALTAR OF UNORIGINALITY.

(tbh I’m also pissed off at him for ~reversing Steve’s Super Soldier Serum~ because that’s only been done two dozen times.)

But man, Bitter March is a phenomenal book.

I really, really enjoyed it. Everything from the story to the characterization to the art. The art especially. It’s a great mini-series that tells a lost story from Bucky’s past, with a handful of excellent moments*. It brings in some of the new mythology from the movie, as well as ALL OF THE EMOTIONAL TERRORISM. There is one part in particular, where Bucky is forced to briefly remember who he is, that had be sobbing big gross tears all over my comic. Be warned, there are some female characters in it that do not make it out alive, but if I remember correctly, they are not ‘fridged’, ie: killed to provide motivation to a male character. They are collateral damage, as well as a lot of male characters, because you’re dealing with the Winter Fucking Soldier.

So in a nutshell (A REALLY FUCKING BIG NUTSHELL SORRY), yeah you should read it. I read it, bought it, and loved it. My favorite Bucky store since he punched a bear in that Russian Gulag. Remender is guilty of some seriously poor writing a lot of the time, but he has some good stories in him. See also: X-Force Dark Angel Saga.

Buy it. I did!

*there’s a part where he beats the shit out of old boring white nick fury in the 60s and tbh it’s pretty fucking satisfying.

  #winter soldier    #the bitter march    #comics recommendations    #comics help    #marvel help    #flatbearhelps    #houseofhanover    #flatbearasks  
Flatbear, I want to start reading some Mighty Avengers, so I have gone to Amazon to look at trades and I don't even know where to begin. I am new to comics, live in a tiny little village with no comic shop anywhere remotely close and am at a loss at where to start. Please could I have some advice! Titles of books, anything, there seems to be so many to choose from I don't know where or which to start with first! Thank you in advance.

Anonymous

Oh my gosh, okay. Um. So Mighty Avengers. That’s a tough one to start off on! There are literally half a dozen different teams that go by that name (possibly more), and they all have NOTHING to do with eachother. I will tell you about the three versions that i am the most familiar with, and hopefully that will help!

The first one was a straight up Avengers team run by Carol Danvers and Tony Stark. The first book in that series is called The Ultron Inititive and it is GREAT. I have a big ol’ hardcover copy of it, and I ~love it.

The second team is my FAVORITE incarnation of the Mighty Avengers, and you can read more about my avengers-crush right here! The first book in THAT series is called Earth’s Mightiest.

The THIRD team is the newest, and it’s chock-full of non-white characters, which makes everybody (EXCEPT RACISTS!*) happy! Luke Cage, White Tiger, Monica Rambeau, Blade, Blue Marvel and MORE! The first book in THAT series is called No Single hero.

I hope that helps, I know how confusing it can be! They’re all GREAT books and I absolutely recommend all of them :)

*some racists might like that book idk what goes on in the mind of a racist.

  #comics help    #mighty avengers    #marvel help    #flatbearhelp    #Anonymous    #flatbearasks  
Where is the rubbish lesbian tag?

IT’S EVEN WORSE I’VE CRITICALLY DAMAGED ONE OF MY PREMIERE ~LADY PLEASERS~. Curse you, Hamm. Curse you.

  #safaiagem    #flatbearreplies    #rubbish lesbian  

canttalkimonthefloor:

chromatographic:

So I’m in Asheville for the weekend, which meant I could stop in at Comic Envy and check it out, like I’ve wanted to do since I first heard of it, which was after I moved away from Asheville.

I also got to meet flatbear, who was running the register. She was just…

Seriously. I found my love of comics at that store.
flatbear
is amazing!! She complimented my shirt the first time i went in there and I confesed it was a guys shirt and she went “why not? And mean guys shirts are awsome and girl shits dont get cool designs ” Staff super freindly and content. Amazing!! I LOVE this store. If any of my followers are in or visit western north carolina visit comic envy

AHHHH so many sweet things being said about  my beloved store tonight! Ya’ll are too, too sweet.

(also I wear guys shirts all the time TO HELL WITH GENDERED SHIRT BIAS!)

jaythenerdkid:

undeadseanbean:

nonhoration:

earthlydreams:

This is so cool! But what country are they from? “Africa” is really vague.

Their names are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola and they’re from Lagos, Nigeria. There’s a neat video about them here.

#when will people start giving names to young non-white scientists??#bc that shit is getting old

boost the fuck out of this, and make sure you include their goddamn names and country of origin.

jaythenerdkid:

undeadseanbean:

nonhoration:

earthlydreams:

This is so cool! But what country are they from? “Africa” is really vague.

Their names are Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and Bello Eniola and they’re from Lagos, Nigeria. There’s a neat video about them here.

boost the fuck out of this, and make sure you include their goddamn names and country of origin.

  #THIS IS INSANE COOL  

listen mom my brother may be travelling the world with his fancy and lucrative banking job, but I literally just bit through my tongue while looking at pictures of Jon Hamm, so who is ~worried about your future~ now…?

  #ow    #jon hamm tho  
theycallmemos:


Get that fucking salad out of my face, Jessica

theycallmemos:

Get that fucking salad out of my face, Jessica