Posted 1 day ago

iconuk01:

stuffwhitepeopleask:

If White People Were Described Like People Of Color In Literature

That raises an interesting question; How ARE white people described in novels written on countries where the default skintone of the population isn’t white? Are there painfully cliche descriptions there too?

I’d totally use almost all of these.

Posted 1 day ago

iconuk01:

holybatblog:

The Official Batman Batbook by Joel Eisner

I have a copy of this book sitting on the bookshelf next to my computer! :)

The introduction (“This book dedicated to the criminals of Gotham City, without who Batman would be out of a job”) was kickass from what I remember. The rest of the book went downhill from there.

Posted 1 day ago

canadican:

rider-waite:

lauramain-sherlolly:

dudeufugly:

wivalamine:

shahlalalalala:

earthlyscum:

can someone bring capes back into fashion

when the fuck did they even go out of fashion

Why the fuck did they even go out of fashion

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The first time the Incredibles took over a post and I am so happy about it

reminder that stratogale was in high school when she got sucked into the airplane propeller and died

do you ever just think edna sat in the back of the funeral in the little hometown church
the sound of sniffling and crying surrounding her
wearing a floor-length black dress and a black veil to hide her puffy eyes as she takes out her sketchbook and starts ripping all her design ideas for costumes out
whispering “no capes. no capes. no capes.” over and over, knowing that it was her fault a high school student died a horrific, painful death to the point where they can’t have a body to bury

WHAT

WHY WOULD YOU

WHY WOULD YOU

WHY

Wait, didn’t Stratogale show up for Mr. Incredible’s wedding later on? She might have been horribly injured/traumatized, but I don’t think she died.

(Source: xchaospixiex)

Posted 2 days ago

askgoodolmothy:

about-faces:

Oh right, the comic that was nothing more than a four-issue product placement ad for the Pontiac Solstice. Somehow, I don’t know if comic fans were exactly their target audience for that one.

Chuck Dion got to write a character named “Rush” AND receive an inordinate amount of money for his services, though! Livin’ the dream.

Given the time this came out, though, it was probably still better than 90% of the rest of what DC had to offer.

(Source: comicscans)

Posted 3 days ago

ruckawriter:

comicsalliance:

BORN IN A WORLD OF TRAGEDY: GREG RUCKA REFLECTS ON HIS BATMAN WORK, PART ONE [INTERVIEW]

By Chris Sims

To say that Greg Rucka had a profound impact on DC Comics in the 21st Century is underselling things quite a bit. After arriving on the scene in the late ’90s, he became one of the few writers to have written all three of DC’s biggest characters, with critically acclaimed runs on Action Comics and Wonder Woman. It was on Batman, however, where he made his biggest impact, as one of the writers for the year-long No Man’s Land crossover, the relaunched “New Gotham” era of Detective Comics, and cowriter of the enduringly influential Gotham Central.

Today, we begin an in-depth look back at Rucka’s tenure on the Dark Knight, starting with No Man’s Land, both the comic and its surprisingly popular novelization, in which Gotham City becomes a dark dystopia following a cataclysmic earthquake; his feelings about the core idea of Batman; and his frustrations on seeing the Joker show up in the pages of Superman.

READ MORE

Had a lovely, long, and rambling chat with Chris Sims about my time in the Batman Universe. He’s easy to talk to. I’m not sure I’m that easy to listen to, but there you go….

Even though I still think Rucka can’t write the Joker to save his life, this is a pretty damn good interview. Give it a read.

Posted 3 days ago

query-and-echo:

AND IM TIRED OF BEING MADE FUN OF BECAUSE I’M IN A FANDOM ABOUT TECHNICOLOR HORSES

Was it toward you specifically, or MLP fans in general?

Posted 4 days ago

fuckyeahmelancholy:

2007excalibur2007:

scooblee:

chaofanatic:

brook:

halcy:

uh oh [x]

it’s time

Oh god dammit.

Not quite sure I’m following what’s going on, so tell me, what’s so bad about this?

Again, what’s so bad about this?

Wasn’t Ipkiss’ mask supposed to be Norse?

Posted 1 week ago
iconuk01:

boomerstarkiller67:

No.

Ah but “Yes”! :)
Though I confess the line “Save for the occasional assist from Artoo, Luke is a solo act” does make my inner 12 year old snicker someshat.

Also, he shared an actor with the Best Joker Ever. Han did not. Just pointing that out.

iconuk01:

boomerstarkiller67:

No.

Ah but “Yes”! :)

Though I confess the line “Save for the occasional assist from Artoo, Luke is a solo act” does make my inner 12 year old snicker someshat.

Also, he shared an actor with the Best Joker Ever. Han did not. Just pointing that out.

Posted 1 week ago

quasi-normalcy:

herotterness:

jaclcfrost:

in all my years that i have been on this earth i have not played spin the bottle once. does this mean that i’ve never actually lived? do a lot of people actually even play spin the bottle? or is its importance and prevalence stretched and exaggerated in media? these are the questions of the hour

Are teen parties with alcohol and red solo cups even real?!!?!

Has anyone ever participated in a food fight?!?

I went through something similar enough to a food fight when I was in… seventh? (I think) grade. I dunno how the hell it started, but suddenly everyone in the locker area were flinging pens and notebooks at each other. It was a goddamn war zone.

I don’t remember much beyond that, aside from the principal furiously coming down and making us stay in our classrooms for an hour or so. I think he dragged one particular group (the perpetrators? Who knows) outside on the front lawn and chewed them out. And possibly suspended them.

Posted 1 week ago
My editor won’t let any of the characters swear. Which is sometimes difficult because Ron is definitely a boy who would swear.

J.K. Rowling (via accioron)

One wonders why she didn’t just invent magic specific cursing the way most fantasy novels do, beyond the generic “Merlin’s beard”.

I still use “Shards!” from the Dragonriders of Pern books on a fairly regular basis.

(via iconuk01)

I would justify it with the old “that makes it corny and takes readers right out of the story”, but the HP-verse is already shamelessly corny (faraway wizard world that never interacts with “our” world unless absolutely necessary, everything seems to be stuck in the 19th century), so…

"Ron said something about Snape that made made Professor McGongall take another thirty points from Gryffindor" is funnier, I guess.