1. (via Gotham’s Girls: Comic Noir’s New Leading Ladies by Corrina Lawson)

Are you all reading M3? You need to be reading M3!!

    (via Gotham’s Girls: Comic Noir’s New Leading Ladies by Corrina Lawson)

    Are you all reading M3? You need to be reading M3!!

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  2. Simone’s last issue of Batgirl ends with a literal and figurative hug to readers. Literal, as Barbara Gordon hugs her league of Batgirls. Figurative because this is a love letter to fans of Batgirl in all incarnations. The big news is that for the first time since DC history was rebooted, Cassandra Cain returns as Batgirl. Cassandra has been in limbo, save for a few brief appearances in Batman Incorporated that were assumed to be out-of-continuity. She lasted over 100 issues as Batgirl and, when canceled, her series was still selling upwards of 20,000 per month. Naturally, her fans have been calling for her return, but DC has turned away requests, just as they did with Stephanie Brown, who finally turned up in her old Spoiler identity in Batman: Eternal.

    GeekMom: Comic Book Corner - Bats, Speedsters, Campers, Finders, and More! - GeekMomGeekMom

    And we also have reviews of Finder and Lumberjanes!

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  4. Just as I don’t believe mainstream comics would suddenly become awful and unreadable if women were three-dimensional interesting characters used as more than sexual titillation, I don’t believe that would happen in gaming either. Treating over half the population as people rather than props is generally a good start on telling a great story, whatever kind of story that might be. Harry Potter wasn’t somehow made lesser because Hermione didn’t dress in a thong or become a hooker. The Chris Claremont/John Byrne X-Men run, the run that jump-started their popularity, had multiple women with different personalities and different forms of dress and different ways of thinking. Some of them even were friends. Yet, somehow, sales went through the roof for that series, which is still influencing today’s comics. I promise viewing women as people and not “the other” isn’t going to be the death of your favorite kind of storytelling, guys.

    The Cliffs of Insanity: Blaming the “Other” - GeekMomGeekMom

    My latest Cliffs of Insanity column in which I try to make sense of hatred.

    2 weeks ago  /  5 notes  /  Source: geekmom.com

  5. Please don’t be the school, please don’t be the school. It was the school. When I first started writing my Phoenix Institute superhero series, I was well aware that the psychic abilities that my characters struggled with were stand-ins for issues that many struggle with in real life. My telepath needs to shut out overly strong mental voices threatening to overwhelm her. My firestarter must control his fire and thus not be a danger to anyone. My self-healer is so used to going beyond endurance that he doesn’t know how to relax. From a writing standpoint, it’s necessary. No character should be ultra-powerful and without flaws. But from a personal standpoint, it’s so much more. The negative side effects of these powers are stand-ins for problems caused by autism, mood disorder and mental illness. Why? Because I have kids who struggle with all those things. But after a while, stand-ins weren’t enough. I’d started with metaphors because I didn’t want my children’s personal struggles to be the stuff of fiction or invade their privacy. But using metaphors began to feel dishonest. I cringed when I saw young Clark Kent struggling with a classic autism over-sensory response in Man of Steel because I knew that this was a sign of extraordinary abilities for Clark, rather than the very real struggle to deal with sensory overload on a daily basis.

    Special Needs in Strange Worlds: Corrina Lawson on Autism and Superpowers - SF Signal

    My contribution to this excellent series that I believe Tumblr should be reading.

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  6. Went on an end of summer hike with the youngest son. This is from our local nature preserve in north central Connecticut. Our house is close enough to walk to the hiking trails. 

    Went on an end of summer hike with the youngest son. This is from our local nature preserve in north central Connecticut. Our house is close enough to walk to the hiking trails. 

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  7. d-o-r-ia-n:

    queersamwilson:

    I know that Sebastian Stan got a book full of fanletters and stuff for his birthday but would it be possible to give on like that for Anthony Mackie too? His birthday is September 23rd. Or is there already a project like this because if so I’d wanna contribute!!

    we should all totally do something!

    And I just realized that not only do I share a birthday with Bruce Springsteen but with Anthony Mackie. I win. :) 

    (via ealperin)

    3 weeks ago  /  64 notes  /  Source: queersamwilson

  8. (via GeekMom: Comic Book Corner - Alien Smugglers, Zombies & A Mysterious Superman - GeekMomGeekMom)

In a Guardians kind of mood? Maybe try Starburn.

    (via GeekMom: Comic Book Corner - Alien Smugglers, Zombies & A Mysterious Superman - GeekMomGeekMom)

    In a Guardians kind of mood? Maybe try Starburn.

    3 weeks ago  /  1 note  /  Source: geekmom.com

  9. ladyspectre:



Finally, some good advice from Cosmo

im gonna reblog this 300 times a day

I don’t think this is really fair. Men are given gender roles the same way women are. If he’s uncomfortable, it’s likely because he’s been told many times over that he’s supposed to be the “provider” in relationships due to his gender. It’d make more sense to me to have a long and serious discussion about why that doesn’t matter than just breaking up with him. That’s more likely to create someone who’s bitter at women and doesn’t know why.

It’s not on her to change him. It’s on him. It shouldn’t be on her to have a long talk with him. It should be on him to realize he’s being an ass. 

    ladyspectre:

    Finally, some good advice from Cosmo

    im gonna reblog this 300 times a day

    I don’t think this is really fair. Men are given gender roles the same way women are. If he’s uncomfortable, it’s likely because he’s been told many times over that he’s supposed to be the “provider” in relationships due to his gender. It’d make more sense to me to have a long and serious discussion about why that doesn’t matter than just breaking up with him. That’s more likely to create someone who’s bitter at women and doesn’t know why.

    It’s not on her to change him. It’s on him. It shouldn’t be on her to have a long talk with him. It should be on him to realize he’s being an ass. 

    (via ealperin)

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