i am a queen among men
i have converted ALL of scifigrl’s toasterverse into one epub file
(Stares at that tag)
Well, I guess that makes me the mad empress, don’t it? 8)
People keep leaving me comments on the Botverse that basically boil down to, “Why don’t Steve and Tony get married so that DJ will have legal protection?”
And my only thought is, “Oh, yeah, because these are two individuals who absolutely would not internalize and focus on the unending thought of ‘you only married me because of the kid,’ nooooooo not at all.”
I can imagine how that would go, and it would so not end well.
Now I kind of want to write that unending angstfest.
What is wrong with me.
Thanks for reminding me why I have no interest in you.
By releasing a major piece of art where your only two female characters are prone on the ground.
Male=heroic fighting pose!
Female=prostrate and helpless.
Cats are the BEST And ooooh I’ve been meaning to ask this for a while: what kind of cat is the Fluffy One? I’ve never seen one that large O.O
Link was a rescue cat. He was one of two surviving kittens from a litter of six. Either their mother died or deserted them, so Link and his brother were the only ones to make it to the local no-kill shelter.
So really, we have no idea what he is. He’s a fluffy monster, but he’s, uh, a solid lump of cat under that fluff. We figure he’s at least part Maine Coon, he’s got a lot of the markings, including the excess fur between the toes, the super thick rump fur and the extra long ear coverings.
One of the weird things about Maine Coons is that most cat breeds are fully grown by about one year of age. Maine Coons continue to grow for, uh, five years. Link just recently turned five, and he’s kinda big.
Just got a call from my dad.
While I was out of town, he came over to my place to deal with some stuff, and as he was leaving, he spotted Link, my fluffy cat, wandering up the driveway. Furious that the cat had somehow gotten past him and out of the house, he spent the next half hour chasing the the cat around the neighborhood.
Giving up, and knowing the idiot comes back every time when he gets hungry and realizes that Science Diet Indoor Formula is not a naturally occurring substance, dad returned to my place to leave a note.
Found Link sleeping on the kitchen table.
Turns out he chased some other cat around the neighborhood for a good chunk of his afternoon. He’s pretty angry with the cat about this. I didn’t have the heart to inquire WHICH perfectly innocent cat he blamed for this situation.
((Again, warnings for childhood injury, and all the fun that comes with it. 8) ))
Clint sat quietly for as long as he was able. Which, for him, was only about ten minutes. “What’s the diagnosis, Doc?”
"It’s a very clean break, thank God." Bruce flipped the scan with a flick of his fingers. He gave Clint a reassuring smile. "Shouldn’t cause any problems, and it certainly doesn’t need any major intervention."
He sat down next to DJ on the couch. “See?” he said, pointing at the holographic display. “Right here.” DJ leaned against his arm, blinking at the image. “One of your bones got overstressed, and broke.” He zoomed in, magnifying the break. “That’s why your arm doesn’t work right. Why it hurts. Because you’ve got a broken bone.” DJ turned his stare to Bruce, his mouth turned down. Bruce smiled at him. “You’ve had broken parts before, right? That’s what this is, just a damaged componant.”
chujo-hime replied to your post:scifigrl47 replied to your post:so there’s 3 loki…Clint is 100% guaranteed a AoU figure. No one has to worry about Clint not getting a figure. It’s Sam that we’re going to have to fight Funko for
oh well there you go all hawkeye people
Let’s put it this way. We have had so many Iron Man figures that I can’t count them. We’ve had multiple Caps. We got Winter Soldier with and WITHOUT goggles! We’ve had Loki Pops from Thor, Avengers, and Thor 2.
It took IM 2, Avengers, and Cap 2 before we got a Black Widow. There IS an Iron Patriot Pop and a War Machine, but we didn’t get either of them until IM3, along with the OH SO DESIRED “Space Armor Iron Man (not appearing in this film)”.
We still have not gotten Pepper, any of the Warriors Three, Sam, Peggy or any of the Howling Commandos. We’ve gotten Coulson (who I love) and not Clint. For their classic comic lines, getting women or non-white males is like pulling teeth. To my knowledge, there have been THREE female Marvel Pops, and two of them (Gamora and Natasha, because we don’t need anything but hardcore assassin women, remember) were released this summer. Before that, I think we had Pheonix. I want to say there was another X-Woman, but I can’t find any record online..
Right now, Sif, Heimdall and Odin (the Pop everyone has been waiting for!) are up for pre-order along with YET ANOTHER LOKI, and the newest X-Men line has two female figures, Mystique and Storm, who is, to my knowledge, the first woc in their line. But they’re also releasing Howard the Duck, meaning their non-human Pop figures will be at three (Rocket, Howard, and Groot) while they’re hovering at five women, and five characters of color (Fury, Storm, Heimdall, Electro from Spider-Man 2 but he’s blue here)
SILVER SURFER got a figure before Sam. Before Natasha. Before Captain Marvel or Black Cat or Rogue or Scarlet Witch and, yes, before Clint. I’m angry. So angry about all of it.
SUSAN HEYWARD CAST AS DEENA PILGRIM IN SONY’S ‘POWERS’ TV ADAPTATION
The cast for the Powers TV series from Sony Pictures TV is starting to take shape with the announcement that Susan Heyward will take the female lead role of detective Deena Pilgrim. The other lead role of Christian Walker has yet to be announced.
The series is being produced for distribution via Sony Playstation consoles, and is based on the Icon comic series of the same name by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. Powers tells the story of two detectives assigned to investigate superpower-related crimes.
AND THE CAP 2 BUTTONS HAVE BEEN LINED!!!
I like Sitwell and Sam and Coffe!Bucky best of all. Especially Coffee!Bucky. Who is done with all of your nonsense, Steve Rogers, god, leave you alone for a couple of decades and this is what you get up to, you damn PUNK.
SO HEY. Did you guys know that AO3 requires me to approve connections from established works? I did! And then I forgot! Guess who just had to approve like FORTY related works?
THIS IDIOT. 8)
But in a moment of perfection, I currently have 69 related works (snicker) and 31 gift works. Making an even hundred. 8)
Also, you can now read my words in the following languages:
-And passable English
And listen to them in more than a dozen different podfics.
Thank you, so much, you guys, for all your amazing effort. I’m really humbled by it, and if there’s anyone who was like, wondering why I’d never bothered to acknowledge your work, it’s because I’m dumb.
Got nothing else.
JFC RENNER IT’S TOO EARLY FOR THIS SHITWhat the ffffuuuuuuuuuuuu!
Someone needs to come into my inbox and shout at me until I finish my Big Bang.
clint and sam compliment each other on their hotness and then engage in a round of bird puns.
↳ “aww, thanks, clint. you’re not bad looking yourself.” “aww shucks, sam. i’m blushing.”
I can give you some starting places, but the opinions expressed in that post were an amalgam of a lot of different study, not all of which I have right to hand at this point :D
For the interactions between feminism and Prohibition, the Ken Burns documentary Prohibition is probably your best bet. It is very Ken Burns — lots of still images and soulful Appalachian Guitar — but it traces what we think of as Prohibition back to its roots in 19th century feminism, where women campaigned against alcohol not because it was “a sin” or “bad” but because they wanted to defend their sisters from men who would go straight from work to the bar and straight from the bar to assaulting their wives. When we’re taught about Prohibition we’re given these images of super-conservative middle-class hatchet-faced old broads trying to dictate morality to the rest of the country, but what was actually happening was a bunch of freethinking social rebels were desperate to stop men from constantly attacking and murdering their wives.
An examination of class and the way Prohibition interacted with it is harder to pin down because noooooooobody wants to talk about it, since it is deeply uncomfortably echoed in modern society. The modern war on drugs is a very thinly veiled War On People Of Color, just as Prohibition in the early 20th century was really Prohibition For The Working Class. (Boy did that backfire; booze lords were the noveau riche by the time Prohibition was repealed, and were of course one reason it was repealed: segments of the working class, including oh my god immigrants, were gaining too much power.)
The prohibition of marijuana in America, just to use the most talked-about example, was literally just a justification to attack a high-use population: blue-collar Mexican immigrants. (For more on this, see the excellent documentary “Grass: The History of Marijuana”.) There are statistics that go something like 14% of African-Americans are drug users, but they make up 37% of all individuals arrested for drug possession or use. Just recently, in Tennessee, they decided to drug test everyone receiving state aid, assuming they’d be able to cut a lot of aid by refusing to provide it for drug users. One person in 800 testees was positive. Oops. (Also, why the eff would we refuse aid to people who clearly need it the most, Jesus this country is so dysfunctional.)
Anyway the point is, we are living in an era of Prohibition in a social sense; our government is using the ban on drugs to attack a specific population, just like they did then. (They never stopped, really; it was communism for most of the mid-century, and when that stopped working, it became cocaine/crack in the 80s, and “terrorism” in the 21st century, where the Patriot Act is mainly used in drug busts.)
Googling terms like “war on drugs racism” or “prohibition racism” will probably get you on the path, though tread carefully, some of the sites that pop up are a bit more legit than others.
And all of this is the reason you can do a lot of reading about Prohibition in America and never hit this stuff — the narrative of Prohibition is carefully crafted to set it apart as a kind of fantasyland that has no bearing on modern prohibition. You get this weird situation where you’re not really taught why at that specific moment in time (two generations post-emancipation, ten years after a world war) the idea of a SUPER RESTRICTIVE FEDERAL LAW was so appealing. You’re not taught who the targets of the law were. 90% of what you get is the romanticised gangster: shootouts in Chicago, rum-running in New York’s harbors, funny stories about how sacramental wine imports (sacramental wine was exempt from Prohibition) shot up 200%.
And don’t get me wrong, I enjoy reading about that; the number of gangster documentaries I’ve read is high. But Prohibition’s like a section of a Disney park, isolated and floating in its own little mythology, because if kids were actually taught about the social ramifications of it, they’d start asking some super-uncomfortable questions.
Also, there is a very, very weird intersection of the Ku Klux Klan and prohibition. Because, not surprising, a lot of the people involved in the crafting, sale, and public consumption of alcohol were immigrants (specifically a fairly large population of Germans who ran the major breweries.) There was actually a resurgence in Klan membership when their major public rallying cry was prohibition, and they strongly supported the creation of the institution and strongly opposed ending it.
Actually looking into it, there was a definite class warfare going on, between those who could afford to, and preferred to, drink at home, and those who drank publicly, in areas that attracted the ‘wrong sort’ of people. As Sam said, attacking the behavior (morally defensible) gave them a pass to attack the people (not so much so.)