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"You two have managed to accomplish something together no one ever has; you surprised me.”

I’ve been fucking waiting for this photo set right here, and let me tell you why. Monsters University quickly became my favorite movie due to a single fact, that these two? They failed. They actually went to school and they failed, they didn’t get brought back in, they didn’t make a miraculous come back at the end, they fucking failed College. 

But that didn’t stop them. Through hard work, perseverance, and taking opportunities that came a long instead of just settling for where they were at, they were able so still make it to where they wanted to be.

That is super powerful, it gives you hope, knowing that college isn’t the only way. Because you know what? It isn’t, you don’t have to go to college to get to where you want to be or to be happy. You just got to take chances, take opportunities, swallow that fear and do things to help change your life for the better. If you believe college is it? Fantastic! Go for it!

However, remember: Life is never over if you fail something. You just got to look for opportunities to bring yourself back up.

(Source: sandrabbullock, via ctast)



If I could offer any experience to all humans it would be surfing. I’m terrible at it, but it offers a mixture of pure terror and joy that feels like living a whole life for the length of a ride. 



Can we be done with “shocking” alterna-comix that push every boundary except the male gaze? Can we stop lauding them for their grit and realism when they rape and degrade the female cast to get there? Can we admit that the only difference between how Playboy and self-consciously edgy comics portray women is dyed hair and a few tattoos?

Listen, I love Tank Girl. I love The Killing Joke, and Sin City (mostly) and Bambi and Her Pink Gun. I love loud, splashy, scruffy, purposefully punky work that glories in its gross excess. I love Gainax anime and tattooed pin-up girls and I’m watching Kill la Kill religiously. But let’s stop celebrating male creators for work that sort of bats lazily at cultural critque (“it’s like, a teardown of consumerism”) while ignoring half the population. Let’s stop giving them medals when their raw, dirty vision of mankind’s essential nature necessitates rape and sexual humilation of the only major female character. Let’s ask for one ungorgeous woman that isn’t made into a disgusting laughingstock. Let’s even, perhaps, approach the idea of a single goddamn woman of color anywhere.

Because I’m not shocked anymore. I’m not boggling at the gore or the drugs or the sex. I’m not having my mind blown as the creator offers me his milquetoast critique of the military-industrial complex or existentialism. I’m just annoyed. I’m just rolling my eyes at how all these fantastically free-thinking men still can’t see me as anything but a pair of boobs—just, y’know, this time in a ripped Sonic Youth tee.

If your alternative culture excludes half the population, it’s just a septum piercing away from the mainstream.


(Source: little-vince, via agarmemnon)


Azzarello & Chiang’s “Wonder Woman” Ending This Year, Leaving the New 52 Poorer for It


It’s all there in the title.

We’ll be off crying in a corner forever now.

Read more here.

Tears all over the place.


(Source: winfrey, via superdarkfuntimes)




You know what’s just as important as creating new female characters and giving them their own books? Making sure there are multiple female-fronted comics available at one time. It’s all well and good to have The Flagship Female Superhero With Her Own Book!!! but if she’s alone as a female protagonist, she always ends up being The Girl. And The Girl stands for womanhood as a whole, and as such can never mess up, can never express an opinion, can never gain any true nuance because everything she does symbolizes half the population and even those willing to stick through some rough writing can only endure that for so long. The Girl is pretty much always boring, and if you’re not super into her for any reason, hey, there goes any hope you had of enjoying a female-fronted book. When she gets cancelled everyone throws up their hands and says, “well, women just don’t sell! Oops! Give me ten more Avengers Adjective vs. Ultra Force pronto!”

So look at this. Look at Marvel releasing four—four!—new female-fronted titles. They could have pointed to Brian Wood’s all-woman X-Men and Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Captain Marvel and protested that that was totally enoughbut they didn’t. Nor did they point to the cancellations of Sif’s Journey into Mystery title and the all-woman Fearless Defenders as cause to neglect female-heavy titles. No—Marvel Now stage two’s most trumpeted releases are Ms. Marvel, Elektra, Black Widow and She-Hulk

So the pressure is off, and creativity can blossom. Ms. Marvel can be about a sweet, slightly naive, enthusiastic girl dealing with friends, fanfic and all that comes with being a teenage Muslim girl in New Jersey. She-Hulk can be about a woman who loves being a lawyer, fighting bad guys and maybe doing a few shots and going home with that cute newbie in the teal unitard. Black Widow can be about a repentant spy working in the shadows of geopolitics. Captain Marvel can be about a stubborn badass with a penchant for competition. I can look forward to the not-yet-released Elektra and not feel that sharp twist in my gut telling me to worry because what if it’s bad? We won’t get another chance in years. What if it’s boring? What if it flops?

I’ve been more of a DC fan than a Marvel fan for years, but goddamn, this is so exciting. It’s just a step—but it’s such a damn fine step in the right direction.