but we love spinny hawkeye! can you put a link to him so we can just go spin him every so often???
Okay so there are a LOT of you that are apparently going to miss spinning hawkeye! So here is what I will do :)
This is the previous layout I had been using. And here is the Hawkeye picture I drew for it. Anyone that wants to, has my complete permission to use him with that layout, for their own Spinning Hawkeye needs. With credit, without credit, I’m fine with either. Just don’t claim to have drawn him, if asked.
OMG, YOUR LAYOUT CHANGED AND IT'S JUST BLACK. IT'S FREAKING ME OUT. Ok, you're probably just in the middle of changing things up, and I react badly to change. Bye-bye spinny Hawkeye, you will be missed!
AHAHA SORRY. Yeah I ran out of time to finish it last night, it will be MUCH LESS WEIRD AND DARK AND SCARY TONIGHT!
Rip spinny Hawkeye your vertigo just got too bad to continue your current position here xoxo
OK STORY TIME. I HAVE FOLLOWED YOU SINCE THE DAMN OF TIME. And I have lived in Ashveville for six years and i never knew about the asheville comic expo until i saw you tell cara? I attend cons year round how is this a thing omg. also hi
Hey!! ACE or Asheville Comic Expo is totally amazing and such a great con!! Also Asheville is amazing and has so much great food for Celiacs people haha
And Comic Envy (a local Asheville shop) IS AWESOME and if you ever have comic needs you should totally visit that place haha <3 (also flatbear works there and she’s super cool and you should ask her about Bucky Barnes if you ever go to the store)
So Jaime McKelvie just made a joke on twitter about drawing the cast of Winter Soldier as Daft Punk --> "Get Bucky" so I told him you'd drawn it and linked your tumblr & showed him the thing, I hope that's ok and also I hope he finds you on here.
GASPE. That was lovely, thank you :) I am a HUGE fan of McKelvie, not just his art, but also his torrid and ill-advised love affair with Kieron Gillen!
I'm sorry, I don't want to interrupt your righteous fury, because it's a serious matter and I agree with you, but "I am sick of one green bean, while everyone else gets to eat a casserole." is the fucking cutest expression of anger at the lack of representation in media I have ever heard.
Haha yeah that one made me laugh too :) I can’t wait to scream it at the next person that says ‘BUT MULAN WAS TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH HER’.
The thing is, representation matters, and one of the worst things that this kind of narrative does is that it expects an LGBTQ audience to be satisfied with the bare minimum. When this bare minimum is not met with automatic praise and thanks, the audience is punished in any number of ways, from a producer’s social media snarkery to claims by the mainstream media that the darned homosexuals just aren’t grateful enough. Even the smallest amount of negative reaction is cited as reason enough to not bother with such a storyline in the future.
It’s sort of like showing up to Thanksgiving having said you’d bring green bean casserole, except you brought a single green bean on a paper plate. Even though this will obviously not feed any of the other guests and barely counts as a green bean casserole, you sneer at those who are protesting, telling them that they never specified what a green bean casserole is and besides that, they’re being whiny babies. You wave the single limp green bean in the air and tell them that it’s obvious they’ll never be happy, that they’re complaining for the sake of complaining and it’s no wonder they don’t get to eat quality green bean casserole, because nobody wants to share green bean casserole with such an aggressive and unfriendly group. In other words, making a character gay only to immediately write them out of the show makes me feel like shoving a green bean up someone’s nose.
excerpt from the piece i’m writing for autostraddle on why i’ve stopped recapping once upon a time, because they pulled some bullshit (via trashydyke)
This very eloquently explains why I stopped watching Once Upon A Time, and why I stop watching so many other shows/reading comics or books/etc. It’s disheartening, and it wears on you. It hurt me to my core that a show about true love was only for straight people.
And it makes me so angry when people come to me and they say WELL THIS ONE CHARACTER IS GAY SO WHY DID YOU STOP WATCHING IT. Because it’s not enough. Because it’s not fucking enough, and it never is, and it never will be.
A throwaway gay character isn’t enough. Sam Wilson and James Rhodes aren’t enough. Black Widow and Maria hill aren’t enough, and Scarlett Witch won’t fucking be enough. And I am SICK of people acting offended because I refuse to be satisfied with the barest minimum of representation. I am sick of one green bean, while everyone else gets to eat a casserole.
You know, funny story: There’s this craft store called Michaels. Look, my sister knits, and she goes to Michaels. So my sister called me and she’s like, “Oh my god, I’m at Michaels, picking up yarn. You have a poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “What?” She’s like, “There’s a poster, there’s a Falcon poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “Holy s**t!” She’s like, “I’m gonna come and pick you up, and we’re gonna see your poster in this store.” So she picks me up and we go to Michaels.
We go in, and I see the poster and I’m like, “Oh, this is….” She’s like, “I know, I know.” I said, “I’m gonna sign these posters.” I was like, “That would be amazing, you buy a poster and it’s like, actually signed by the Falcon.” Like, it would blow my mind. So I go to the front, I buy a Sharpie, I run back to the back of the store. And she’s like, “I’m gonna take a picture of you signing it.”
I’m in this store and I’m signing all the posters. The manager comes out, he’s like, “Hey, whatcha doing?” I was like, “Oh man, I’m signing these posters so when people buy ‘em, they’re signed.” He’s like, “Well, people are not gonna buy ‘em if they’re signed.” And I was like, “No, no, no, it’s cool. I’m pretty sure there won’t be a problem.” And he goes, “Yeah, but it is gonna be a problem, you’re messin’ up my inventory.” And I’m like, “No, my man, trust me. I mean, I’m the Falcon, that’s me!” And he goes, “Yeah, right. You’re gonna buy those posters.” I said, “What?” He’s like, “You’re gonna buy all those posters or I’m gonna call the police.”
He rolls up all the posters and goes to the front of the store. And I had to buy like 60 Falcon posters that I signed in Michaels.
”—Anthony Mackie getting in trouble for signing his posters at a Micheals (x)
Retailers are also seeing a need to adjust their ordering to accommodate some of the new groups they see coming into their stores. While many stores report that their children’s comics sections continue to grow, the demographic that seems to be growing the fastest is young women, aged 17–33. Image titles like The Walking Dead, Saga, and Pretty Deadly have gotten their attention, but Wayne Wise reports that at Phantom of the Attic there are “a lot of young women who are really invested in Marvel and DC titles, as well as the Indies. New titles aimed at this group are an important part of this. Books like Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Young Avengers have been particularly successful.” Data from a reader survey by digital comics vendor Comixology supports what retailers are seeing. Chip Mosher, Comixology’s v-p, communications and marketing, confirmed that 20% of its new customers in the third quarter of 2013 were females ages 17–26.
It’s so nice to see vindication of WHAT WE’VE BEEN SAYING FOR YEARS.