Who would you want to see on a panel discussing women superheroes?

racebending:

We’re putting together a panel for San Diego ComicCon 2014! Right now we’re envisioning a panel focused on women superheroes and aiming for an all-women panel! What we definitely want is a lot of intersectionality on the panel— particularly women of color and women who hold…

23 April 2014 ·

ACTORS & SHIPPING

onethousandtinypieces:

eaddymays:

Right, so the question: If an actor’s vision for the character whom they bring to life and/or a writer’s vision of life in the Canon Universe is not consistent with a popular trend in a fandom, should the Canon-verse be altered to accommodate the fans’ desires?  Should fans press for it to be so?  

To me, shipping and fandom are something completely separate to canon. Ten years ago I was shipping Harry/Draco, but I wouldn’t have wanted it to actually be written into the books, it wouldn’t have fit.

You can’t please everyone. Whilst you may hear overwhelmingly about how fans would wish for something to happen, there might be an equal number of people who wouldn’t want that to happen, who would then feel less valued if the creator actually changes the show to go with what the fans that speak the loudest want.

Every fan has their own idea, even if some of these ideas are very similar to those belonging to other fans, so there’s no reason why the actor’s vision of the character should in any way be discredited in favour of the fans’.

However, I do feel that the fans’ ideas shouldn’t be discredited. If thousands of people are seeing something that the creator or actor isn’t, then they should maybe take a look at why that is. Fandom is incredible. People won’t just say “I ship these two characters because they’re hot”. (I mean, they might, but it won’t be the only thing you’ll find.). There are many complex, extremely-well written metas on why certain fans think certain things, and quite often you read them and find yourself agreeing with an interpretation that you’d never considered before. They’re not usually just picking things out of thin air. So whilst I’m not saying one should change one’s writing or portrayal of a character to fit in with what the fans want, I’m not saying one shouldn’t. It should be considered as an option, take a tiny bite and pass it round a metaphorical mouth to test the taste, the texture, the temperature in order to decide whether or not you like it. Lots of foods that look unappetising on the surface taste absolutely delicious and add wonderful depth to a meal.

But if canon and fandom are to remain separate, with fans not influencing the direction the work goes in at all, then they should remain separate. So if you’re not going to ever even consider showing two characters in a romantic relationship, don’t use the idea of that relationship to promote the show. If, for example, fans think a character is bi, don’t heavily suggest it, then say “nah, that was actually nothing”. Don’t bait. There’s nothing that will cause people to run away from a show faster. I was happy shipping Harry/Draco and have it not happen in the books because there was never a hint that it would ever happen, and it wasn’t mentioned at all in publicity. I mean, I remember Tom Felton mentioning it in an interview once, but everyone agreed it just didn’t match how the books were being written and the story was going.

So I suppose to sum up my rambley not-very-well-written post, I do not think canon-verse should be altered specifically to meet the fans’ desires. I think you risk alienating a lot of viewers if you claim to have changed things for the benefit of other viewers. I do, however, think that creators should look at why the fans are seeing the things they do and consider them seriously as a viable option, even if you didn’t have it in mind initially. Characters grow themselves away from you. I wanted one of my characters in a novel I’m working on to live in a small, modern apartment. Turned out she wanted to live in a terraced house with an eccentric middle-class landlady. And finally, if you are going to ignore the fans’ wishes - as is your right to do so - put your blinkers on. Don’t bait. Don’t tease. Don’t suggest it might happen if you don’t have any intention of following through. People can deal with won’t. They can’t deal with maybe.

23 April 2014 ·

Tumblr Code.

tptigger:

pockysquirrel:

If I ever see any of you in public, the code is“I like your shoelaces”

that way we know we’re from tumblr without revealing anything

I’m just going to say this to strangers until i find a tumblr person

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must keep reblogering!! Im going to be so suspicious if any one tells me this now!

Remember the answer is: I stole them from the president.

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One of the colleges in my city hosts a modestly-sized convention every year. At this year’s con, the woman hosting the cosplay contest suddenly said “I always wanted to do this” and, with an impish smile, stage-whispered into her microphone:

"I like your shoelaces."

And at least a hundred people in the lecture hall hollered out in unison “I STOLE THEM FROM THE PRESIDENT!”

It was a beautiful moment. 

How have I never seen this before??

I’ve been to the American History Smithsonian twice in the last  year, and both times, people had post-its of “I like your shoelaces” on the Leave A Note For the Future display over by the DNA and Muppet and Walkman exhibit. 

Both times, I added “I stole them from the president!” post-it notes nearby, hoping that no random Secret Service people would take it seriously. 

(Source: aru)

22 April 2014 ·

kokuryuu:

copperbadge:

notmissmarple:

heidi8:

stagdogwolfandrat:





AU where Harry is brought up by Sirius and Remus.


Harry swaggering into Hogwarts at age 11.Harry trying to lean back in his chair like he’d seen Sirius do.Harry knowing all the secret passage ways in his very first year itself.Harry knowing the perfect hexes for Malfoy.Harry pretending to be really embarrassed by Remus teaching them in 3rd year, but secretly feeling delighted when he finds the rest of his class thinks he’s the coolest teacher they’ve had.Harry getting howlers from Sirius announcing the next Weird Sisters concert.Harry fiercely defending werewolves.And most importantly, Harry who is happy and loved. Harry who has someone to go home to. Harry who has someone to talk about his teenage woes to. Harry who grew up knowing what wonderful, brave people his parents were.





Are there Harry Potter fanfic fans who haven’t read Copperbadge’s Stealing Harry? 
(Tho, imnsho, had Harry been raised by Draco’s cousin, Draco and Harry’s interactions would have been very different.)
#fic rec of the decade#seriously the decade#I read it in the summer of 2003#so it’s not just the decade#it’s the century#it’s why I stayed in the Harry Potter fandom#it’s why I kept reading fanfic#it saved my fannish experience#copperbadge#Always reblog Copperbadge#Stealing Harry

And then I developed my massive friend!crush on copperbadge which never really went away. (Good thing I’m awfully good at being stealth and figuring out good ways to kidnap people. Moohahaha. I’m playing the long game, man. He’ll never see me coming.)

At this point a nice friendly kidnapping would be a few relaxing days. All I ask is to split the ransom.
I was just thinking the other day that I actually wrote two where Sirius and Remus raised Harry. Stealing Harry, and of course The Uncle.  

Omfg. No but seriously guys, this is AWESOME.
In the past couple of weeks I’ve been surfing AO3 for Avengers fics. (How I started looking into these is another story, but for another time.) I’ve basically been drifting from authoress to authoress, and about two days ago I beached on Copperbadge’s profile. And proceeded to devour his writing like a Snorlax right out of sleep.
I didn’t even realize at first, this guy is the writer of the Stealing Harry series for Harry Potter. I saw his work way back when I was in high school and dealing with the ninth circle of hell that is college application, and then, years later, remembered it and approached the guy by email to ask for pdf files of his works (which he graciously gave me, with a kind worded email to boot, nicest guy ever) so that I could read on the go. I still have Stealing Harry tucked up in slot #1 of my iBooks app, and that was four years ago.
I didn’t even realize that that Copperbadge = this Copperbadge as I was reading his Avengers stuff yesterday and this morning. This post is what connected the dots for me. I should be ashamed, except my euphoria at having come full circle is drowning that out right now.
This is the guy who inspired me to push ahead and write whatever the hell I wanted, even if it’s fics, even if there’s ROMANCE in it, because yes, GUYS CAN WRITE FICS TOO.

tl;dr: It’s four a.m. and I’m fanboy squealing because my childhood literary idol has written other stuff for the newest fandom I’m in. Leave me be.

kokuryuu:

copperbadge:

notmissmarple:

heidi8:

stagdogwolfandrat:

AU where Harry is brought up by Sirius and Remus.

Harry swaggering into Hogwarts at age 11.
Harry trying to lean back in his chair like he’d seen Sirius do.
Harry knowing all the secret passage ways in his very first year itself.
Harry knowing the perfect hexes for Malfoy.
Harry pretending to be really embarrassed by Remus teaching them in 3rd year, but secretly feeling delighted when he finds the rest of his class thinks he’s the coolest teacher they’ve had.
Harry getting howlers from Sirius announcing the next Weird Sisters concert.
Harry fiercely defending werewolves.
And most importantly, Harry who is happy and loved. Harry who has someone to go home to. Harry who has someone to talk about his teenage woes to. Harry who grew up knowing what wonderful, brave people his parents were.

Are there Harry Potter fanfic fans who haven’t read Copperbadge’s Stealing Harry

(Tho, imnsho, had Harry been raised by Draco’s cousin, Draco and Harry’s interactions would have been very different.)

And then I developed my massive friend!crush on copperbadge which never really went away. (Good thing I’m awfully good at being stealth and figuring out good ways to kidnap people. Moohahaha. I’m playing the long game, man. He’ll never see me coming.)

At this point a nice friendly kidnapping would be a few relaxing days. All I ask is to split the ransom.

I was just thinking the other day that I actually wrote two where Sirius and Remus raised Harry. Stealing Harry, and of course The Uncle.  

Omfg. No but seriously guys, this is AWESOME.

In the past couple of weeks I’ve been surfing AO3 for Avengers fics. (How I started looking into these is another story, but for another time.) I’ve basically been drifting from authoress to authoress, and about two days ago I beached on Copperbadge’s profile. And proceeded to devour his writing like a Snorlax right out of sleep.

I didn’t even realize at first, this guy is the writer of the Stealing Harry series for Harry Potter. I saw his work way back when I was in high school and dealing with the ninth circle of hell that is college application, and then, years later, remembered it and approached the guy by email to ask for pdf files of his works (which he graciously gave me, with a kind worded email to boot, nicest guy ever) so that I could read on the go. I still have Stealing Harry tucked up in slot #1 of my iBooks app, and that was four years ago.

I didn’t even realize that that Copperbadge = this Copperbadge as I was reading his Avengers stuff yesterday and this morning. This post is what connected the dots for me. I should be ashamed, except my euphoria at having come full circle is drowning that out right now.

This is the guy who inspired me to push ahead and write whatever the hell I wanted, even if it’s fics, even if there’s ROMANCE in it, because yes, GUYS CAN WRITE FICS TOO.

tl;dr: It’s four a.m. and I’m fanboy squealing because my childhood literary idol has written other stuff for the newest fandom I’m in. Leave me be.

22 April 2014 ·

hinoneko:

i’m not sure what we as a society did to deserve anthony mackie but i’m really glad we did it

(via weaponizedwit)

21 April 2014 ·

http://meganmanhand.tumblr.com/post/79908336478/frozen-timelord-reinnervations

astolat:

frozen-timelord:

reinnervations:

fuckyeahcommunity:

anigrrrl2:

nonlinear-nonsubjective:

candiedtyphoon:

argentknights:

SOPA IS BACK. I REPEAT THIS IS NOT JOKE. 

SOPA is not back. Please check the EFF action page before posting/reblogging stuff like this — spamming people when it’s not true makes it harder to spread the word when something really serious DOES happen and we really need to muster collective action. 

What WOULD be useful right now (this is March 2014 as I write this) would be going to the EFF action page and asking your reps in Congress to vote against renewal of the Trade Promotion Authority, which could cause bad provisions that the Administration writes into trade agreements to become law without Congressional oversight. 

21 April 2014 ·

polytropic-liar:

the-thorster:

lokitude:

….

The Fall Soldier

whoa there satan

ahahaha you asshole

Trying to make it better, at the request of my tween: 

The Spring Soldier. 

polytropic-liar:

the-thorster:

lokitude:

….

The Fall Soldier

whoa there satan

ahahaha you asshole

Trying to make it better, at the request of my tween: 

The Spring Soldier. 

(Source: daryl-the-lil-asskicker, via suitablyaddress)

20 April 2014 ·

suzvoy:

ca-mi-lla:

Umm……. x

And this will be one of the many things fandom universally ignores because it MAKES NO SENSE.

The only way this makes sense is if Jeff is saying that Derek was not legally underage when he was with Kate, which can mean two things: 
1. They didn’t shag because that’s the only thing “underage” applies to in California (iirc); or
2. They only shagged in a state like Washington or Nevada that has the age of consent at 16. 

suzvoy:

ca-mi-lla:

Umm……. x

And this will be one of the many things fandom universally ignores because it MAKES NO SENSE.

The only way this makes sense is if Jeff is saying that Derek was not legally underage when he was with Kate, which can mean two things: 

1. They didn’t shag because that’s the only thing “underage” applies to in California (iirc); or

2. They only shagged in a state like Washington or Nevada that has the age of consent at 16. 

19 April 2014 ·

mousapelli:

stagdogwolfandrat:





AU where Harry is brought up by Sirius and Remus.


Harry swaggering into Hogwarts at age 11.Harry trying to lean back in his chair like he’d seen Sirius do.Harry knowing all the secret passage ways in his very first year itself.Harry knowing the perfect hexes for Malfoy.Harry pretending to be really embarrassed by Remus teaching them in 3rd year, but secretly feeling delighted when he finds the rest of his class thinks he’s the coolest teacher they’ve had.Harry getting howlers from Sirius announcing the next Weird Sisters concert.Harry fiercely defending werewolves.And most importantly, Harry who is happy and loved. Harry who has someone to go home to. Harry who has someone to talk about his teenage woes to. Harry who grew up knowing what wonderful, brave people his parents were.





This is a really awesome story already, written by my awesome friend Copperbadge. It’s called Stealing Harry, and you should google it, and you will not at all be sorry.

mousapelli:

stagdogwolfandrat:

AU where Harry is brought up by Sirius and Remus.

Harry swaggering into Hogwarts at age 11.
Harry trying to lean back in his chair like he’d seen Sirius do.
Harry knowing all the secret passage ways in his very first year itself.
Harry knowing the perfect hexes for Malfoy.
Harry pretending to be really embarrassed by Remus teaching them in 3rd year, but secretly feeling delighted when he finds the rest of his class thinks he’s the coolest teacher they’ve had.
Harry getting howlers from Sirius announcing the next Weird Sisters concert.
Harry fiercely defending werewolves.
And most importantly, Harry who is happy and loved. Harry who has someone to go home to. Harry who has someone to talk about his teenage woes to. Harry who grew up knowing what wonderful, brave people his parents were.

This is a really awesome story already, written by my awesome friend Copperbadge. It’s called Stealing Harry, and you should google it, and you will not at all be sorry.

18 April 2014 ·

stagdogwolfandrat:





AU where Harry is brought up by Sirius and Remus.


Harry swaggering into Hogwarts at age 11.Harry trying to lean back in his chair like he’d seen Sirius do.Harry knowing all the secret passage ways in his very first year itself.Harry knowing the perfect hexes for Malfoy.Harry pretending to be really embarrassed by Remus teaching them in 3rd year, but secretly feeling delighted when he finds the rest of his class thinks he’s the coolest teacher they’ve had.Harry getting howlers from Sirius announcing the next Weird Sisters concert.Harry fiercely defending werewolves.And most importantly, Harry who is happy and loved. Harry who has someone to go home to. Harry who has someone to talk about his teenage woes to. Harry who grew up knowing what wonderful, brave people his parents were.





Are there Harry Potter fanfic fans who haven’t read Copperbadge’s Stealing Harry? 
(Tho, imnsho, had Harry been raised by Draco’s cousin, Draco and Harry’s interactions would have been very different.)

stagdogwolfandrat:

AU where Harry is brought up by Sirius and Remus.

Harry swaggering into Hogwarts at age 11.
Harry trying to lean back in his chair like he’d seen Sirius do.
Harry knowing all the secret passage ways in his very first year itself.
Harry knowing the perfect hexes for Malfoy.
Harry pretending to be really embarrassed by Remus teaching them in 3rd year, but secretly feeling delighted when he finds the rest of his class thinks he’s the coolest teacher they’ve had.
Harry getting howlers from Sirius announcing the next Weird Sisters concert.
Harry fiercely defending werewolves.
And most importantly, Harry who is happy and loved. Harry who has someone to go home to. Harry who has someone to talk about his teenage woes to. Harry who grew up knowing what wonderful, brave people his parents were.

Are there Harry Potter fanfic fans who haven’t read Copperbadge’s Stealing Harry

(Tho, imnsho, had Harry been raised by Draco’s cousin, Draco and Harry’s interactions would have been very different.)

18 April 2014 ·

(Source: miserableandstunning, via trinityclare)

18 April 2014 ·

buckybarneswho:

Not Dead 

This post goes along with this post

(via weaponizedwit)

18 April 2014 ·

weaponizedwit:




This post goes along with this post. 

weaponizedwit:

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(Source: dewx4life364)

18 April 2014 ·

fandom, we need to talk about something

professorfangirl:

We need to talk about the fandom gift economy. We need to talk about what it’s like to have a fic written just for you. To get a birthday present wrapped in an AO3 notice, or a Tumblr header, or an email, a gift that someone thought about, and worked at, and created from one of the happiest parts of themselves, purely from the pleasure they know you both share. From their mind and heart to your mind and heart. A gift you spread around, so that everyone else who reads that gift gets a little hit of the love between you, and makes it just a little bit bigger.

Bloody miraculous, if you ask me.

18 April 2014 ·

explore-blog:

New report from the Women’s Media Center reveals the appalling gender gap in media. Full infographic here. 
To think that we haven’t come that long a way since 1970 is culturally embarrassing. 
For a heartening antidote, see the story of Nellie Bly, pioneering Victorian female journalist. 

explore-blog:

New report from the Women’s Media Center reveals the appalling gender gap in media. Full infographic here

To think that we haven’t come that long a way since 1970 is culturally embarrassing. 

For a heartening antidote, see the story of Nellie Bly, pioneering Victorian female journalist. 

(via ladyofthelog)

18 April 2014 ·

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