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Oct 21 '14

jamesfactscalvin asked:

that is some serious truth your spitting right there on that "On your left" GIF

I do what I can, lol.

I’m still trying to get over a guy with a Captain America related url and theme to his blog claiming making money is more important than diversity and representation, I mean, could you miss the point of a character more?

And even if you want to go with bullshit concept of “More money = better”….

Wouldn’t a better/more fair analogy be Iron Man (First film of MCU) vs Man of Steel (First film of DCCU)?
Iron Man did make a little more in the US ($318 million vs  $291), but worldwide Man of Steel made more ($668 million vs $585).

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Oct 21 '14

ohmygil:

I see what you did there, Marvel

Trivia time:

In the early days, Hulk Hogan was billed as “The Incredible Hulk Hogan” which resulted in Marvel basically threatening to sue.

WWE (Then WWF) made a deal with Marvel and licensed the “Hulk” name from them 
This kept up (even with Hogan changing companies to WCW) and Hogan even changed his ring name to “Hollywood Hogan” in part to stop having to pay Marvel money.

Later he flat out bought the name “Hulk Hogan” from Marvel.

So, yeah, of course Hulk Hogan is in Planet Hulk, for most of Hulk Hogans history, he was (technically) a Marvel Comics product. 

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Oct 21 '14
theamericanavenger:

garykingoftheworld:

prydonianrenegade:

zuzuhiddles:

I’ll stop reblogging this when it becomes irrelevant which will be never. 

That this popped up on my dash, without irony, so soon after DC announced its slate of films, featuring films headlined by a woman, a Polynesian AND an African American, while Marvel has STILL not announced any release dates for films where the above are, if present, simply support for the straight, white, male headliner… amuses me.  :-)

One could argue it’s still relevant, just not in the way it was originally intended to be.
DC is represented by a person of color, trying their hardest and still not getting any credit as Marvel, the white guy, brags about their perceived superiority when they aren’t actually working themselves nearly as hard as the person they’re bragging towards.


I’m so sick of this bullshit. So fucking what? Congratulations DC! You are being diverse! Let’s praise DC for being diverse and start bashing marvel for not diversifying itself yet! Well guess what, the white guy is selling. Guess where Avengers ranks on highest grossing films? Number 3. Wanna know where Man of Steel ranks (the first movie in DCs cinematic universe)? Not even in the top 50. So yeah this is still relevant because Marvel is still dominating the box office. Idk who expects Marvel to deviate from their current strategy. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

Acting like money is more important than representing people.
Son, you ought to change your name because you’re doing a piss poor job of representing what Steve Rogers as a character is all about. 

theamericanavenger:

garykingoftheworld:

prydonianrenegade:

zuzuhiddles:

I’ll stop reblogging this when it becomes irrelevant which will be never. 

That this popped up on my dash, without irony, so soon after DC announced its slate of films, featuring films headlined by a woman, a Polynesian AND an African American, while Marvel has STILL not announced any release dates for films where the above are, if present, simply support for the straight, white, male headliner… amuses me.  :-)

One could argue it’s still relevant, just not in the way it was originally intended to be.

DC is represented by a person of color, trying their hardest and still not getting any credit as Marvel, the white guy, brags about their perceived superiority when they aren’t actually working themselves nearly as hard as the person they’re bragging towards.

I’m so sick of this bullshit. So fucking what? Congratulations DC! You are being diverse! Let’s praise DC for being diverse and start bashing marvel for not diversifying itself yet! Well guess what, the white guy is selling. Guess where Avengers ranks on highest grossing films? Number 3. Wanna know where Man of Steel ranks (the first movie in DCs cinematic universe)? Not even in the top 50. So yeah this is still relevant because Marvel is still dominating the box office. Idk who expects Marvel to deviate from their current strategy. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

Acting like money is more important than representing people.

Son, you ought to change your name because you’re doing a piss poor job of representing what Steve Rogers as a character is all about. 

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Oct 21 '14

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Oct 21 '14
tamorapierce:

did-you-kno:

Watching live dance performances causes your body to respond as if you’re dancing too. A study showed that people watching dancers had specific motor responses to the movement. So if you see someone do an amazing pirouette, your body is secretly trying to do one too. Source

Actually, I did know.  It’s not so much every move, but a particularly good one, and my body twitches.
I thought it was just me!

and now I wonder if pro-wrestling has the same effect at times.

tamorapierce:

did-you-kno:

Watching live dance performances causes your body to respond as if you’re dancing too. A study showed that people watching dancers had specific motor responses to the movement. So if you see someone do an amazing pirouette, your body is secretly trying to do one too. Source

Actually, I did know.  It’s not so much every move, but a particularly good one, and my body twitches.

I thought it was just me!

and now I wonder if pro-wrestling has the same effect at times.

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Oct 21 '14

DC’s female-led (main universe) titles as of November 2014. Note every one except for Batwoman has a female creator. 

Inspired by this awesome post. Check out DC’s website for full dates and details!

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Oct 21 '14
hawaiian-jesus:

Another SGA gif from tonight’s gif-making binge. (More in the queue)

The first time Momoa was in Atlantis. 

hawaiian-jesus:

Another SGA gif from tonight’s gif-making binge. (More in the queue)

The first time Momoa was in Atlantis. 

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Oct 21 '14
lotrlockedwhovian:

dreamingofcossackia:

live to ride

how did bikers ever get the reputation of being fearsome. Everything I’ve ever heard about them is always rides for charity, helping stray animals, telling kids to stay in school and doing cute shit like this and generally being nicer than 90% of the population. 

The “Bikers are evil” reputation springs up mostly from a couple things.
1-After WW2 a lot of the veterans who came back became the first generation of bikers. Remember that this is before they were “The Greatest Generation” and when the old people at the time would have seen them as frightening young people who had combat training and now were on these newangled scary modes of transport and sometimes showed up in huge groups.
This really took off after the “Hollister Riot” in 1947.Now in reality this was not a “riot” it was a few bikers being drunk, but the media was sensationist even back then and basically acted like the bikers took over the whole town.
2-While the Hollister “riot” was what kickstarted the bad perception of Bikers, the other event that more strongly cemented it was the Altamont Free Concernt stabbing.
Legend has it the Rolling Stones hired the Hell’s Angels for security at the concert, but both the Angels and the Stones deny it was like that.
What did happen though was that during the Stones performance a guy tried to get on stage and got into conflicts with the Angels, he reportedly tried to draw a gun, and one of the Angels then stabbed him, killing him. (Note: I’m going off this from recollection of what I’ve heard before and perusing the wiki pages, so forgive me if I’m not 100% correct).—-
So yeah, a “riot” that wasn’t really a riot, and a stabbing that was most likely self-defense are why Bikers are seen as the embodiment of frightening evil. 

lotrlockedwhovian:

dreamingofcossackia:

live to ride

how did bikers ever get the reputation of being fearsome. Everything I’ve ever heard about them is always rides for charity, helping stray animals, telling kids to stay in school and doing cute shit like this and generally being nicer than 90% of the population. 

The “Bikers are evil” reputation springs up mostly from a couple things.

1-After WW2 a lot of the veterans who came back became the first generation of bikers. Remember that this is before they were “The Greatest Generation” and when the old people at the time would have seen them as frightening young people who had combat training and now were on these newangled scary modes of transport and sometimes showed up in huge groups.

This really took off after the “Hollister Riot” in 1947.
Now in reality this was not a “riot” it was a few bikers being drunk, but the media was sensationist even back then and basically acted like the bikers took over the whole town.

2-While the Hollister “riot” was what kickstarted the bad perception of Bikers, the other event that more strongly cemented it was the Altamont Free Concernt stabbing.

Legend has it the Rolling Stones hired the Hell’s Angels for security at the concert, but both the Angels and the Stones deny it was like that.

What did happen though was that during the Stones performance a guy tried to get on stage and got into conflicts with the Angels, he reportedly tried to draw a gun, and one of the Angels then stabbed him, killing him. (Note: I’m going off this from recollection of what I’ve heard before and perusing the wiki pages, so forgive me if I’m not 100% correct).
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So yeah, a “riot” that wasn’t really a riot, and a stabbing that was most likely self-defense are why Bikers are seen as the embodiment of frightening evil. 

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Oct 21 '14

generalfrostjacket asked:

Who's Reginald Hudlin?

I mostly know Hudlin from his run on Black Panther, where he basically turned him into a caricature.
He’s the one who decided Black Panther and Storm should be together because two black heroes from Africa have to know each other and be in love with each other.
He also did stuff like have Black Panther beat up some guy called Black Knight (who wasn’t the regular canonical black knight hero) so that he could take the EBONY blade, because the big name black hero needs to have an ebony weapon I guess.

My personal distaste for him really struck hardest when after Hurricane Katrina he wrote a story that had Black Panther, Luke Cage, Monica Rambeau  in New Orleans because we totally needed some “white heroes don’t care about New Orleans” bullshit.

I’ll also note The Boondocks parodied him with “Wedgie Rudlin” so I’m not alone on thinking his works are such strawman “Black Power YEAH!” that they are pretty much racist tropes in themselves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8COXX3SI0I

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