- Plays: 19
- Artist: Adam WarRock
- Album: TrackLog
- Track Name: Girl Comics
enjoy this 8 page comic i drew in 1 day and inked in 2.
no one who knows me in real life would ever believe all the fluffy romantic comics I draw;;;
alternate title is: I HAVE STRONG OPINIONS ON DWARF BEARDS
holy shit fuck everything.
i don’t read comics. (i do watch comic book movies.)
i’m a straight white guy. the thing about is that time and time again, no matter what media i consume, the lesson i’m taught is that i can get the girl - and if i don’t get her by the end of the story, it’s because i chose not to. everywhere, from movies to books to tv to whatever, the story is that in the end, if it’s what i want, i can end up with the girl of my dreams and things will work out around that.
i mean, something like that doesn’t even automatically stretch to just being a guy. jet li didn’t get to kiss aaliyah at the end of romeo must die because that didn’t test well. han and giselle hook up in fast five and boom, they both die in fast six. if you’re an asian guy, i mean, what message does that send to you? exactly how does that make you feel about your sexual desirability and your romantic potential? you don’t get to get the girl at the end of a film because “mainstream america gets uncomfortable with seeing an asian man portrayed in a sexual light”.
even when you move away from regular media and into porn, what do you get? white guys everywhere. i am the pizza guy and the guy at home, i am the teacher and the student, i am the boss, i am the husband, i am the neighbour. nearly every step of the way, when you’re watching mainstream porn, the surrogate dick is a white one.
i am the guy that gets the girl at the end of the movie, and then i am the guy that goes home and bangs her on the couch.
and then shit like this happens, and it’s like… what are you trying to do to people?
i have been raised in this environment where romantically and sexually i am the status quo. like, if you want to talk about privilege, that is right up there - i have been taught, day in and day out, that i not only have a right to be happy with the girl i love, but that it’s how things are always going to work out, even if she ends up doing a complete fucking one eighty on how she feels about me to get there.
i cannot even imagine how much it hurts to not only be just some Other in that system, but to hear that people are actively trying to avoid you getting a happy ending. to read that there are people out there fighting their editors to say “hey, maybe we should show queer female couples that they exist in our world, too” and their editors are saying “fuck off, in this universe where we get to dictate the strict social parameters, we don’t want them”.
they literally control a universe and this is how they want to shape it. they are sitting there and weighing it up and eventually they say nope, in this universe we control, we’d like to keep a lid on too much happiness for THAT sort of person, thank you very much.
and then you have to think about the fact that they exist out here, too; that they get a say in the real world where real people are actually fighting for these same rights.
and i mean… it’s soul-destroying.
YES. YES IT IS.
#and like#i don’t want to equate marriage with happiness#but if the people WRITING THESE CHARACTERS believe it’s a realistic progression#if it WOULD make these two women happy#then for god’s sake why can’t they be#i don’t agree with marriage as the final step or the ultimate validation#but that’s how it’s often seen in our culture#and dc is saying no#two women aren’t allowed to have that#fuck you dc#fuck you right in the ear
so just to clarify, for people who don’t necessarily read Batwoman, in the comic, Kate asked Maggie to marry her. But DC is like “you know what?? nah”
Comic Book Readers
Little girls read comics from the very beginning of their incarnation??
“Girl reading comic book in newsstand” by Teenie Harris (c. 1940-1945) © 2006 Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
That sound you hear is thousands of wangsting sexist fanboys shrieking in horror.
Comics are for everybody. <3
Mass Effect: Homeworlds #3
Remember how diverse DC Comic’s New 52 endeavor was supposed to be? A lot has changed in the two years it has been around, but as Jon Christianson points out, the more things change, the more they (sadly) remain the same.
H/T to handdrawnhero.
“Whoops, you escaped.”
The context here, for you guys who haven’t read the KotOR comics yet, is that the other guy, Zayne Carrick (namesake of SWtOR’s main Republic fleet station), is in a load of Vash-the-Stampede-style, wrong place, wrong time type of trouble. Among other things, Saul Karrath has got it in his head that Zayne’s a Mandalorian spy and he’s just ordered Carth to detain him for the second time in a nine-issue story arc.
Carth is letting him go, because “Too many bad guys here. You’re not one, and I don’t need to become one.” And he’s about to take a demotion and be booted out of a very cushy bridge post for making that call.
He should be removed for his incredibly misogynist remarks against many of the female and male characters from the Marvel comics. See that article he wrote [here].
tweet here w/ link to petition that you can RT and get the word out
well done marvel another winner
32. Batwoman - This lesbian character was voted for almost exclusively by men. I don’t know exactly what that means. But I’m hoping for a Marvel-DC crossover so that Tony Stark can “turn” her. She could also have sex with Nightwing and probably still be technically considered a lesbian.