Why is Thor always the Avenger who's remade as a woman? Wouldn't a female take on Captain America or Iron Man be more interesting at this point?
The answer to the second question is definitely yes.
I thought about the first question for a while, and the two answers I kept coming back to were:
- Thor has long, flowing hair, and
- Changing the gender of a superhero whose name is primarily associated with a mythic figure is probably less threatening to the fragile heteromasculinity of dudebros than doing so with superheroes primarily associated with human men.
I am open to less cynical explanations. But that’s what I’ve got.
I wonder if it could be part of a longterm movie plan. Like, they could put Rhodey in the Suit if Downey walks and have Bucky take up the shield when Evans is done. Maybe creating a female Thor storyline is part of opening escape routes if/when Hemsworth is ready to move on?
A look at how Blankets uses exaggeration to capture emotional memories.
A look at some young teen favourites that have deep and remarkable flaws.
Some thoughts on a moment in The Manhattan Projects that stocks with me.
Lions Gate Bridge
Freaking love the Lions Gate. This is so cool.
Where’s that person who was asking about Pretty Deadly…?
Reblogging this to the Pretty Deadly tumblr too, and I just want to say how grateful we all are (I know I speak for Emma, Jordie, Clayton and Sigrid here) when folks engage the book like this.
Samantha, Michael, Sarah… I know there have been others. In your work you give us a way to see our work as a thing separate from our construction of it (which, if I’m being honest, is how PD has always felt — more like discovery than creation). That is such a gift.
I’ve struggled a lot with whether or not read things like this for fear of being influenced by them. It’s in my programming to want to be a pleaser and I’m always afraid I’ll unconsciously vie for the attention or approval of people who comment on the work. I’ve talked about it before; it’s very dangerous territory.
But now that volume one is complete, I feel somewhat safer.
And… I dunno. I just feel like ‘thank you for also caring about this weird little creature that we care about so much.’
You better believe I’ve got a monster of a post brewing for PD#5, because that comic has the depths of hades in it. It’ll show up in a couple weeks because I need to sort out how to talk about it, have some other stuff queued, and I want to crawl all over spoilers like a jerk. But yeah: that comic literally took me an hour to read and stove my head in. PD is a comic that is a pleasure to read and write about.
Are you Duran Duran or BSB? Heathers or Mean Girls? Grunge flannel or girly baby tees? This is what happens when sisters of two different generations — Gen X & Gen Y — talk about the things they love…as well as the stuff they don’t quite see eye-to-eye on. Get your copy here!
Ugh, what a trolly inforgraphic. When we talk about formative media from from my youth as a GenYer these diagrams ignore all of the 90s things that actually mean something to me. Like just looking at movies, The Matrix, Gladiator, Jurassic Park, The Big Lebowski, and Austin Powers were a much bigger deal in my peer group than anything other than Titanic. Also the notion that Gen Y wasn’t weaned on Star Wars is silly. And TV! No mention of Seinfeld, Friends, or Home Improvement. And the things they include in the 80s stuff: Ghost World and Infinite Jest? Yeah those were mainstream cultural cornerstones comparable with Harry Potter
Should I rewatch Star Wars in order of release or in story order?
I AM HERE FOR THIS QUESTION.
I’m about to blow your mind.
This is a good idea AND a good read.
(My recommended order is 456. I never saw the prequels and I super don’t care.)
Kelly Sue DeConnick, summing up my feelings on Star Wars and its extended fandom in one sentence.
(But seriously, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is one of my five favourite movies and the original movies are the one piece of typically-geek culture my spouse actually loves. And I’ve read like 40 odd Star Wars novels in my lifetime…. but yeah three worthwhile movies, some still beloved books, and sucks to the rest.)
Time For A Confession, Fake Geek Guys!
Finish this sentence, please, in the manner that most fits you.
"I am a Fake Geek Guy because…."
Best answer will get a Prnigle.
"I am a Fake Geek Guy because I enjoy watching and playing sports when I’m not reading comics or Sci-fi novels."