If I sometimes make no sense, it's because my sister is holding half of my brain for safekeeping/ransom.
wait you mean you don’t use the word ‘fortnight’ in america???
Wait what? Then what do they use?
they don’t have a word
what do you mean they don’t have a word what kind of uncivilised people are they??
the fuck is a fortnight
It’s a word for ‘two weeks’
we use two weeks…
We do say ‘two weeks’, I’m afraid. Or, occasionally, ‘half-a-month’. I apologize on behalf of my national semantics.
We [Fraction and his wife, Kelly Sue DeConnick] were pregnant at the time, and while I was out there I started to realize that if I had a daughter, there would come a day when I would have to apologize to her for my profession. I would have to apologize for the way it treats and speaks to women readers, and the way it treats its female characters.
I knew that if we had a daughter, because I know my wife and I know the kind of girl she wants to raise and I know the kind of girl I want to raise, she was going to look at what I did for a living and want to know how the fuck I could stomach it. How could I sell her out like that?” Fraction continued. “That conversation is still coming, and I’m bracing for it in the way that some dads brace for their daughter’s first date or boyfriend. I became acutely aware that I had sort of done that thing that lots of privileged hetero cisgendered white dudes do. ‘I’m cool with women, and that’s enough.’ It’s not enough. It’s embarrassing to say, because we somehow have attached shame to learning and evolving our opinions, culturally, but I became aware that there was a deficiency of and to women in my work, and all I could do at that moment was take care of my side of the street.
Writer Matt Fraction on his role on expanding the profile of female characters in the Marvel Universe. (via goodmanw)
(dick’s first case as batman)
I love how he’s dressed like Bruce, but is still little Dickie Grayson at heart…
“This is like wearing a ball gown made of kevlar” - this is MY Batman
I absolutely ADORE what a diva Dick can be at times. He emotes at soap opera star levels. He’s just like
I CAN’T FLIP, ALFRED
EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE, ALFRED
THINGS WILL NEVER BE NOT TERRIBLE EVER AGAIN BECAUSE I CAN’T FLIP IN THIS CAPE, ALFRED
And Alfred, bless him, is just like
“During the civil rights struggle, Birmingham canceled high school prom for many black teenagers. This weekend, the dance went on for the Class of 1963”
The people who were teenagers during the Civil Rights Movement are still alive, y’all. Their lives were affected by blatant, government-sanctioned racism. It astounds me that people act like it was thousands of years ago.
This is beautiful. You go, ladies and gents. Rock the prom, for everyone.