Thank you for your patience, one and all! The final chapter of Stories Told With Silence is posted and this particular story is complete. There is a bit about Clint talking about being the adult survivor of physical child abuse. If that is something you are not comfortable with, please skip Clint’s ‘home interview.’ You’ll see it coming.
So, Newbury Comics in the Natick Mall has always had the best swag. Always. ((fistbump Newbury comics!))
Today, we were confronted with, well, this:
"What is that?" you say. "Is that a SHIELD onesie sweatsuit/pajama suit?"
Why, yes, you, yes, it is. And it gets BETTER. Here is the back:
As you can see from the right hand side of the picture, there are a bunch of these. Spider-Man. Iron Man. But the SHIELD uniform was… A thing of wonder. As was this:
CAPTAIN AMERICA ONSIE WITH A COWL WITH WINGS. And, because you might need to hide your identity while wearing it? That piece hanging down in front is a goddamn mask. It is a… Mask. All made from the softest, fluffiest, cuddliest plush you have ever encountered, AND:
They are footie pajamas. Just like your lazy American ass demands.
Regardless of who is chosen to replace Ross, the fact that he was invited at all seems to be indicative of the community’s ongoing and deep-seeded tension over how to make women and minorities feel more welcome, both within the industry and real-life spaces. It’s a conversation that will doubtless be ongoing, long after the sting of Ross’s invitation has faded.
This is unbelievable, I completely missed this and reading the recap is just astonishing. If this is not emblematic of the bigger problem in sci regarding sexism, ableism etc, I don’t know what this is indeed. Wow.
Hold your goddamn cons accountable for this nonsense. Kick and scream and attack with teeth bared. And follow the rule of a certain, very clever friend of mine: if the panel is made up of more than half white males, it’s probably not worth your time.