1. Send The Envoy!

    Nuclear arms in the Middle East
    Israel is attacking the Iraqis
    The Syrians are mad at the Lebanese
    And Baghdad does whatever she please
    Looks like another threat to world peace
    For the envoy

    Things got hot in El Salvador
    CIA got caught and couldn’t do no more
    He’s got diplomatic immunity
    He’s got a lethal weapon that nobody sees
    Looks like another threat to world peace
    For the envoy
    Send the envoy
    Send the envoy

    Whenever there’s a crisis
    The President sends his envoy in
    Guns in Damascus
    Oh, Jerusalem

    Nuclear arms in the Middle East
    Israel is attacking the Iraqis
    The Syrians are mad at the Lebanese
    And Baghdad do whatever she please
    Looks like another threat to world peace
    For the envoy
    Send the envoy …
    Send for me

    —Warren Zevon. 1982. It’s depressing how many of these lyrics still apply. 

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  2. wiigz:

gaminginyourunderwear:

every-body-can-cosplay:

Wonder Woman

Hell yeah.

#me when I finally get to go to comic con!!!! 

AWESOME!

    wiigz:

    gaminginyourunderwear:

    every-body-can-cosplay:

    Wonder Woman

    Hell yeah.

    #me when I finally get to go to comic con!!!! 

    AWESOME!

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  3. Even worse: See the redhead on the top left side? That’s Medusa, one of the Inhumans. One of her major abilities is that she has super-powered hair she can use as tentacles. Therefore, the little decoration over her glittery hoo ha (AKA vaginal area) raises my eyebrows instantly. Just what are you trying to imply about that area, which is also prone to hair, Marvel?

    The Cliffs of Insanity: I Want the Whole Cake | GeekMomGeekMom

    How about writing fascinating female characters doing interesting things while not dressed or posed with a big sign that says “have sex with me.” I know you can do it. I currently see Captain Marvel and Ms. Marvel and Batwoman and I still have my Chuck Dixon and Gail Simone runs of Birds of Prey.

    I look at my classic Uncanny X-Men by Chris Claremont and John Byrne and I see characters that I love having awesome stories written about them. I see women who are friends with each other. This is the comic that kick-started Marvel’s resurgence in the 1980s. I bet the men won’t run away screaming if you take some lessons from it and apply it to today’s comics.

    I’m not satisfied with crumbs anymore.

    I want the whole cake and I want the icing too.

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  4. (via The Equalizer DVD Complete Collection Limited Edition – Visual Entertainment Inc)

Oh. My. 

Why should you buy this? Because Robert McCall set the standard for world-weary black ops agents trying to do good. Plus, that voice. And he even recites Shakespeare sonnets.

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    Oh. My.

    Why should you buy this? Because Robert McCall set the standard for world-weary black ops agents trying to do good. Plus, that voice. And he even recites Shakespeare sonnets.

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  5. Ever since writer Joe Harris tweeted a rather risqué panel from an issue of The X-Files: Season 10 late last week, the X-Files fan community has been abuzz with excitement. The panel shows Scully, wearing seemingly nothing but one of Mulder’s shirts thrown haphazardly on, knelt over Mulder in bed and pointing a gun in his face while he in turn remarks on how he is “more of a cuddler post-coitus” and suggesting that “sexy gunplay” isn’t really something that suits them. This then appears to be the fun, sexy X-Files bedroom scene I have dreamed of seeing for over 15 years; but then looks can be deceiving. What we are actually viewing is the aftermath of a rape.

    Why the Opening Scene of The X-Files #14 is Not OK (Hint: It’s Rape) | GeekMomGeekMom

    Powerful article.

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  6. Romance writers do what they love, and they get paid for it. They hone their craft, like any other writer. They value their work, and they speak with an honest voice, telling the stories that they want to tell. I can’t imagine anything more feminist.

    Writing Romance Fiction Is A Feminist Act by Danielle Summers. (via therumpus)

    I know a lot of romance writers, and they are amazing, hard-working people who are serious about their craft.  They are also serious about having fun!  Before you turn your nose up at romance writers and romance writing, get to know some of the people who work in this demanding field.  It covers nearly every other genre there is—mystery, horror, western, science fiction, historical (and just about every historical period), paranormal (and all of those subgenres), thriller, fantasy (all kinds).  Romance has come a long way from what my mother’s generation read!

    (via tamorapierce)

    This is what I’ve been saying. Hi, I’m Corrina and I write romance. :) 

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  8. Dallas Schulze. Dallas was the first romance novelist I interacted with online. We ‘met’ on the old Laurel K. Hamilton yahoo loop, an active and lively place in the early 2000s that also included a brand new novelist influenced by LKH: one Jim Butcher of Harry Dresden fame. (Yes, it was an awesome loop.) Jim and Dallas often had good-natured debates about writing and about the merits of the various characters in LKH’s Anita Blake series. Those discussions were so much fun to read that, for the first time since reading Victoria Holt as a teenager, I was inspired to read a romance.

    Corrina Lawson: Writer, Mom, Geek & Superhero» Blog Archive » Read-A-Romance Celebration Month Recommendations

    Part of my “celebrate romance” month that will run in August. I’m talking about the wonderful writers who inspired me.

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  9. People play in the sandbox they’ve been given. The narratives of Sherlock, Supernatural, Teen Wolf and even One Direction are all dominated by male/male relationships already, with female characters either in the minority or in the background. The fact that there are only three female/female pairings on this list may not just be a comment on fandom itself, so much as a sign of how rare it is to see a television show or movie that focuses heavily on an intense relationship between two women.

    'Sherlock,' 'Teen Wolf,' 'Supernatural' among top targets for fanfic writers

    Just wanted to pullquote the most insightful part of that dailydot piece from earlier today.

    (via kenyatta)

    We need mor Rizzoli & Isles viewers. :)

    (via lauriehalseanderson)

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