Those Who Sit Above in Shadow

Watching, Waiting

Artistic License on Tumblr

I was stumbling around the Hawk and Dove tag and I found that there is actually a tumblr devoted to “fixing” comic book art. I’m not bullshiting you it’s literally their mission statement to “edit art” by taking the artist’s original image, pointing out everything wrong with the anatomy and then redrawing it far worse than the original, ironically. This kind of thing bewilders me, like you wouldn’t take a novel, cross out the parts you don’t like and then attempt to fill the gaps yourself would you? No you’d write your own story. But people who do this don’t have what it takes to create something themselves, as evidenced by this persons stocky, still, and boring edits of once dynamic characters, that’s why they edit other peoples art to begin with. That’s why you’ll find a million people criticizing to portrayal of women, or trans people or dogs or whatever but never actually trying to make something worthwhile themselves, rather they’d just like to piss on other people and their hard work. Artistic License is a term that needs to be injected into this community at large. The artist does things the way they want, if you don’t like it cool, but if you attempt to censor, or edit them without their consent, or demand that they do their job the way you want them too? That is the height of Hubris.

"It doesn’t show the slightest bit of egotism, or hubris, to think that you should demand that somebody craft a story specifically for you, or adjust characters that they created and spent years crafting just because they don’t appeal to you specifically, now sure somebody might be flippant and say "Well if it bothers you that much go write your own story, go make your own game, go produce your own television show or movie!” but that would take work, and work is hard. No it’s much easier to yell and complain to authors and creators telling them “I want you to make it my way! Or I’m gonna stomp my feet and shake my fist in the air.”

                                                                          -An old friend of mine

archmasterjazzy:

nashscribblings:

sourcedumal:

leafwhirlwind:

Very important

Look at the pure joy on these children’s faces.

Which is gonna be crushed when Marvel puts Steve Rogers back in the suit in a year or so, like they always do.  Hence why this was a cheap stunt and they should have just let Falcon lead the Avengers as Falcon, plain and simple.  It would have been a ton more inspiring in the long run …

This is why we need to develop canonically black superheroes with original titles. Sam as CA is nice, but he was better as Falcon. 

archmasterjazzy:

nashscribblings:

sourcedumal:

leafwhirlwind:

Very important

Look at the pure joy on these children’s faces.

Which is gonna be crushed when Marvel puts Steve Rogers back in the suit in a year or so, like they always do.  Hence why this was a cheap stunt and they should have just let Falcon lead the Avengers as Falcon, plain and simple.  It would have been a ton more inspiring in the long run …

This is why we need to develop canonically black superheroes with original titles. Sam as CA is nice, but he was better as Falcon. 

(Source: bythepowercosmic, via smallworldofbigal)

socialjusticemalarkey:

bastardlybrendan:

misandryisalie:

kuroba101:

dinaslappel:

sure was cold last night. good thing we had trash to burn for warmth

While I disapprove of book burning in general, in this case…

This is a book by Christina Hoff Sommers, a woman who has been involved in feminism and feminist academia her entire life. She is a feminist. This book talks about the bias against boys in school (for example: boys are more likely to drop out and greatly lag when it comes to literacy).

Also the minute you start to support book burning, congratulations, you are now an oppressive and authoritarian group.

Do you ever think, like putting aside all the Tumblr bullshit and the obsession with gender politics on this website alone, do you ever just look at people like this and feel confused about how they live their life.

Like this person is so obsessed in whatever ignorant mindset they hold that they saw this book and immediately set in motion a series of events for their entire day where they would buy this book and ensure their camera is charged. They would then rip it up, while taking photos and light it on fire and put it into a fire smiling and put it on the internet. They planned out this entire thing.

This isn’t Mein Kampf.

This isn’t some controversial book calling for the extermination of a gender or euthanasia. 

It’s literally some mild critique by a feminist about how dodgy policies from over-zealous feminism can end up harming people rather than helping.

This person is so wrapped up in whatever self-righteousness they possess and so desperate for the approval of whatever circle they’re in on Tumblr that they decided they would burn this book, probably without reading it, and take pictures to show off that they’re so stupid and insecure about their own views that they’d sooner burn anything that questions them.

I dunno about you but I’m really just confused about how you could plan out these actions over the course of a day and not sit and think to yourself “wow I’m behaving in a completely irrational manner”. 

reblogging again for brendan’s smack down

"It tells me that goose stepping morons like yourself should try reading books instead of burning them."

(via smallworldofbigal)

caesaretluna:

                     Write Real People
                    click and drag game

  • ONE RULE: DON’T CLICK AND DRAG UNTIL YOU FIND SOMETHING YOU LIKE!
  • if you want me to add anything just write me. i’ll add that and update the post!

I love all the click and drag games on Tumblr and after I read an article about diversity in YA books, I wanted to make a click and drag “game” myself. (i think this was the article, but i’m not sure, sorry)

Any guide that doesn’t begin with Short Term Goals, Long Term Goals and Motivation, isn’t helping you write real people, it’s helping you design wallpaper. 

(via a-writers-littlethings)

The Failure of The New 52

We made everyone as diverse, inoffensive and boring as possible but people still managed to find things to get offended about.

This is why political correctness should never overshadow artistic license, because then you just wind up with a boring product.

The New 52 is dumb and so are you.

SJWs and Creationists

It occurred to me today that the two groups that have garnered the most of my ire over the past few years are Tumblr SJW’s and those who deny, flat out ignore, or attempt to refute Darwin’s theory of evolution, the big bang theory, existence of dinosaurs whatever. Creationists in other words. I was wondering about these two groups and I came to the amazing realization that they are almost one hundred and ten percent formed of the same type of idiocy.

Creationists and SJW’s both preach their own narrow world view as gospel

Both pick and choose facts to present in order to make their case for, were the entire case presented, their arguments would fall apart

Both are ready to condemn any dissenting opinion as oppression

and both are ignorance based ideologies.

The social justice warriors that frequent tumblr are not made by accident. They are formed out of fear.  Fear that the world is wrong, that the general consensus doesn’t line up with their idea of how the world should be and that they need to escape this wrong world by transforming themselves into an oppressed outcast. Hence they will put on the mask of being Trans when they do not have Dysphoria, or pretend they’ve got other personalities when they don’t have DID. Creationists are formed out of this same ignorance. Fear that the world is in danger from something that they simply do not understand, so they reform the world to fit their view, and create a world where it is their ideology, not their ignorance that people are condemning, either because they are stupid or because they are stubborn, but always because they are afraid.

nervouspunx asked: it is not up to you to decide whether someone is trans enough. your bodies do not define your gender THEREFORE you don't need to experience dysphoria to be trans. if you're a boy then you have a boy body. if you're a girl then you have a girl body. if you're nonbinary then you have a nonbinary body. no matter what parts are on that body. why do you even care if some people online are a gender that u don't think exists. who cares. you are condescending trash.

plebcomics:

every person on this earth has a biological sex. some peoples biological sex does not align with the gender that their mind is. those people are trans. they experience dysphoria or discomfort because their bodies do not match what their mind is.

anyone else saying that they are trans while they accept, present, or otherwise have no beef or make no effort to present as a different sex, is a fraud and should be ashamed of themselves for barging into a movement that does not belong to them. they should be ashamed of themselves for claiming to know more, or have more experience in the world of transitioning, which is often a very difficult and harrowing period in transgendered individuals lives. they should be ashamed of themselves for slinging around hateful ideologies and terms (“truscum”) and they should be ashamed of themselves for lampooning the transgender movement and turning it into the joke that it exists as today: a mismash of delusional teenagers going through puberty who want to feel special and important while similarly being oppressed and victimized so that they cannot be attacked or lectured on how stupid and wrong they’ve really got it.

how dare you ask “who cares” when its ignorant, entitled bratty teenagers like you who are quite literally over-stepping your stupid little boundaries and declaring authority where you have none. go to any LGBQT meeting and talk about how “oppressed” you are for DARING to exist as an aromantic bigender demiboy; talk about it in the face of the mtf who routinely has to escape being beaten by her father or the ftm who was correctively raped for trying to fit in where they don’t. then proceed to choke on your own indignity after you realize you lead the least oppressive life in the room and that your whole identity is just one trending slap in the face to everyone else in the room where their actual identities are a real source of contention in their lives and safety. you prick.

New sheriff in town