Q:Do you ever think you'll stop drawing fanart? No offense it just seems like the kind of thing you're supposed to grow out of. I'm just curious what your plans/goals are since it isn't exactly an art form that people take seriously.
Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.
Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.
That’s the art you mean, right?
Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.
THIS. all that you said is perfect. Can i quote you on this?
If you want to learn what someone fears losing, watch what they photograph.
Episode 8 Hamatora
See this is why I stay away from anime at times. Because now I’m speed-watching Hamatora. I just finished ep 7 and feel like strangling Moral. The inspector has him pegged, he’s doing everything for himself in the guise of equality. But stabbing someone and shooting them 5 times? Either Art’s subconscious will to protect Nice is going to help him manifest his Minimum (ie he won’t really be dead like Moral thinks he is) or someone else is going to replace him. After all, if he’s dead that means the bad guy has some role as Art in Season 2 and that doesn’t make sense. ARGH. This is exactly why I stay away from anime in favor of books. ‘Cause books do the exact same thing but they’re not 12-24 episodes long.
AVENGERS NOW: A BLACK CAPTAIN AMERICA, A FEMALE THOR, A SUPERIOR IRON MAN, AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR MARVEL AND DIVERSITY
On Tuesday morning Whoopi Goldberg and the hosts of The View announced that Marvel will relaunch Thor this October with a female ‘worthy’ brandishing the hammer. Marvel followed that announcement with another high profile switcheroo on Wednesday night as Entertainment Weekly revealed a new-ish and possibly superior Iron Man, and comedian Stephen Colbert joined Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada to announce on The Colbert Report that a new guy is also going to take up Captain America’s shield.
That in itself isn’t much of a surprise — original Cap Steve Rogers has passed on his mantle a few times before before yanking it back. After spending some time in Dimension Z and whatnot, he’s now too old to Avenge from the front lines. The big reveal is that the new Captain America will be Sam Wilson, the African-American superhero currently known as Falcon.
It’s not hard to guess at Marvel’s intentions here. By announcing a female Thor and a black Captain America as a swift one-two punch, the publisher accomplishes two things. First, it shakes up its universe in a way that’s sure to garner attention — as indeed it has. Second, it makes a mission statement.
To the first point; the whole world knows Marvel’s Avengers characters now. That could be a millstone around the publisher’s neck if Marvel put the need to reflect the movies ahead of a need to tell its own stories. Marvel has certainly tried to configure Avengers comics around the on-screen characters, but to no particular success with respect to sales (certainly nothing to indicate that the Avengers are the most popular movie characters in America).
Replacing at least two of its Avengers big three — Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man — suggests Marvel’s commitment to telling its own stories, albeit in a grandstanding, headline-grabbing way. A woman taking the name and role of a male Norse god? A black man representing all of America? These are moves that upset the right people, and that guarantees attention.
Which leads in to the second point. These changes suggest an agenda. I’d call it progressive agenda, but it’s not. Putting women and people of color in key positions isn’t progressive, it’s just evidence that superhero comics are slowly catching up to the present day. It just happens that there’s a strong regressive agenda in our culture that’s resistant to that kind of change.
Marvel’s only motive here may be to stir up controversy and hope it translates to sales, but I think there’s enough evidence in the publisher’s support for books like Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, and Mighty Avengers, that the publisher is sincere in its efforts to reach out to audiences that traditionally haven’t been well-served by superhero comics. There’s always more work to be done, but Marvel’s output feels more inclusive with every passing quarter.
"Putting women and people of color in key positions isn’t progressive, it’s just evidence that superhero comics are slowly catching up to the present day."
This article brings up some great points. It makes me outright happy that a company I love and value is taking these motions, listening to their fans, and balancing the representation. I just hope they stick with it.
Make Mine Marvel.
I like it as long as joe quesada and Marvel’s intentions are true. I’ve seen character designs change over years and Sam being the new Captain America is great to me. But I have issues (lots) with what I’ve seen so far of the female Thor. Her design doesn’t make any sense. She has less armor than the male version but the armor she does have doesn’t protect vitals. It’s impractical in the extreme. See DC.
Moreover, what does it mean to have a Superior IronMan? Tony is a genius in multiple fields, WITH doctorates. In addition, Tony Stark already had the arc reactor followed by Extremis. Isn’t he already a superior version of himself, who’s a superior version of man?
Today’s a pretty great day, what with the announcement of the London stop of the Doctor Who World Tour and all, but tomorrow’s going to be even better—because tomorrow is Reply Day!
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Age of Ultron
So Ive seen some posts about how certain scenes that have become news during Avengers 2’s filming somehow mean that there’s an actual Tony pairing in the movie; that it translates into SteveTony being part of the film. Frankly that’s kind of wishful thinking.
Look, I’m fine with what you want to believe in your fandom but it’s highly unlikely to ever happen in the comics let alone MCU. Don’t confuse a single scene in a comic or two with what happens in the movie verses. The movies are part of MCU & it’s a separate reality from Earth-616, where the core comics take place.
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