July 23, 2014

amaditalks:

There are more of is than anyone would ever be led to believe. Free Palestine!

See those guys? They’re ultra-orthodox Jews. They’re not protesting FOR Palestine. They are unhappy that Israel has been formed before Jesus has returned. They are quite explicitely not on the side of Palestine, because that land they are sitting on should kind of become Israel as soon as old boy Jesus is back.

(Source: lionelmessiah, via scp-3068)

July 23, 2014

Look at how pathetic they made Kurt with his powers. But, you know, it’s a mark of success. Various types of writers over the years have piled restriction upon restriction on him, while other teleporters can transport whatever they want across the universe.

But, you know, the only reason why you would make a character less and less overpowered is because he keeps on getting written into stories. No matter what other teleporters there are in the Marvel universe, and how much they can do, Nightcrawler has won as a character.

(Source: bamftastik, via therealsongbirddiamondback)

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Filed under: nightcrawler marvel 
July 23, 2014

why-i-love-comics:

Secret Avengers #3 - “Path of Least Resistance”

written by Ales Kot
art by Michael Walsh

Yes, even the guy that has been an Avenger longer than any of you others. How about that?

I get it, it’s supposed to be funny, this recent incarnation of Hawkeye as a loutish buffoon that is ALSO incompetent in his privat elife, which makes people doubt his competence in the field.

But those characters don’t exist in a vaccuum, and having one character whose very creation happened only about 10 years AFTER Hawkeye joined the Avengers for the first time question the guy’s competence is just silly.

July 23, 2014
http://therealsongbirddiamondback.tumblr.com/post/92594261805/i-know-i-shouldnt-say-it-but-im-starting-to

therealsongbirddiamondback:

I know I shouldn’t say it, but I’m starting to think SJW are full of shit.

I mean, we have Rick Remender who got a lot of hate for killing off Sharon Carter, then Rogue, then Scarlet Witch, and the whole Jet Black/Falcon tabackle not even two weeks ago, and then Falcon as Cap is announced, and…

"Social Justice Warriors" is a term that actually was coined by the people that have a problem with, oftn legitimate, complaints about social justice issues. They tried to discredit the peopel complaining by implying they ahve a delusion of themselves as knights in shining armor, righting the wrongs of this world. No one who complains about a social justice issue normally calls themselves a "social justice warrior" (at least not seriously).

Additionally, as such a thing as a “social justice warrior” does not exist, they are, of course, not a homogenous group. Therefore quite often the people complaining about a social issue in a comic aren’t the same that are celebrating the comic’s next issue into high heaven.

And even amongst those that one week complain about a social issue, and the next one are happy with some new development: It is possible to point out problematic issues in entertainment and still enjoy said entertainment, every person is different in that regard.

Thank you.

July 22, 2014
white nonsense - the top 10 hits

atane:

zemo:

atane:

When you write about race, the feedback and messages white people send you ends up being the same. They all have the same tired retorts. They desperately need to get new material.

Here are the top 10 hits of white nonsense. There are many more examples, but these are the top 10 imo.

1. Not all…

The mentioning of Eastern Europeans here is disrespectful. Considering how many different conquering armies have stomped over the Polish, Ukrainians, etc. over time, there is no need to utilize them as a prop in a “not all…, lol” argument. especially when it’s so clear that the person that would claim Eastern Europeans didn’t participate in imperialism is already doing exactly that.

Everything else I agree with.

I think something is lost in translation here. Let me elaborate.  

I definitely was not using Eastern Europeans as a prop! I mentioned them because it is a very real tactic and ongoing theme people use to derail conversations and topics I write about or bring up. It happens all the time. When I mean all the time, I mean all the time. I could be talking about European colonialism in Africa or the history of white majority rule in Southern African countries, and then someone will message me about Eastern Europeans like I have somehow condemned them. Of course I did no such thing, but they love to play this game and put words in my mouth. It is a diversion.

Sometimes people will bring up Eastern Europeans completely randomly to me. The other day I wrote this post about how when Nigerians die, there is never a concrete number of the casualties. Someone wrote in a reply asking “what about Ukraine people?" Did that have any relevance to what I was talking about? Absolutely not. Just like if I’m talking about the British Empire and their brutal colonialism and white supremacy, someone will message me about Eastern Europe to tell me "not all white people".

This is what I’m talking about. I hope I’ve made myself clear. I’m not disrespecting Eastern Europeans.

Thank you.

Thank you for clarifying. I mostly took umbrage with using the “not all…” stuff in conjunction with the explanation, because this has become a vehicle of which to make fun of all people of a group, not simply the ones using “not all of us!”. It makes sense with “not all men”, because patriarchy is a worldwide phenomen, but it is less clear-cut in other areas (I have even seen vegans utilize it in the vein of “not all carnists”). I felt the way you phrased it was making fun of Eastern Europeans alongside those that would utilize them to shift responsibilty away from them.

I am sorry for misunderstanding, I hope there are no hard feelings.

July 22, 2014
white nonsense - the top 10 hits

owning-my-truth:

atane:

zemo:

atane:

When you write about race, the feedback and messages white people send you ends up being the same. They all have the same tired retorts. They desperately need to get new material.

Here are the top 10 hits of white nonsense. There are many more examples, but these are the top 10 imo.

1. Not all…

The mentioning of Eastern Europeans here is disrespectful. Considering how many different conquering armies have stomped over the Polish, Ukrainians, etc. over time, there is no need to utilize them as a prop in a “not all…, lol” argument. especially when it’s so clear that the person that would claim Eastern Europeans didn’t participate in imperialism is already doing exactly that.

Everything else I agree with.

I think something is lost in translation here. Let me elaborate.  

I definitely was not using Eastern Europeans as a prop! I mentioned them because it is a very real tactic and ongoing theme people use to derail conversations and topics I write about or bring up. It happens all the time. When I mean all the time, I mean all the time. I could be talking about European colonialism in Africa or the history of white majority rule in Southern African countries, and then someone will message me about Eastern Europeans like I have somehow condemned them. Of course I did no such thing, but they love to play this game and put words in my mouth. It is a diversion.

Sometimes people will bring up Eastern Europeans completely randomly to me. The other day I wrote this post about how when Nigerians die, there is never a concrete number of the casualties. Someone wrote in a reply asking “what about Ukraine people?" Did that have any relevance to what I was talking about? Absolutely not. Just like if I’m talking about the British Empire and their brutal colonialism and white supremacy, someone will message me about Eastern Europe to tell me "not all white people".

This is what I’m talking about. I hope I’ve made myself clear. I’m not disrespecting Eastern Europeans.

Thank you.

How ironic that on a post about white nonesense a white person responds… with UTTER nonesense. Truly unbelievable. I’m constantly floored by how incredibly narcissistic white people can be, incredibly high on their white privilege and the power of white supremacy. Everything must be centered around them. And the fact that Atane MENTIONED that white people love to derail using the Eastern European argument -which he did not mention in a disrespectful manner by the way at all as he is very conscious of the differential histories and power dynamics etc. (see above)- and then to watch a white person comes along and says the SAME thing. Just wow.

White people never cease to amaze me. 

Yes, because me agreeing with eeeeeeverything he wrote except noting that I found one sub-point disrespectful, which atane at this point has cleared up, immediately means I am an evil white person that wants to derail a black person’s gripes with nonsense.

Here’s your lesson for the day: I am of Polish descent, I am not an American, I can see people with numbers tattooed on their arms in my daily life and if I think someone wants to utilize their suffering to make their  argument, be it a white person or a black one, I will not keep silent.

Deal.

July 22, 2014
white nonsense - the top 10 hits

atane:

When you write about race, the feedback and messages white people send you ends up being the same. They all have the same tired retorts. They desperately need to get new material.

Here are the top 10 hits of white nonsense. There are many more examples, but these are the top 10 imo.

1. Not all…

The mentioning of Eastern Europeans here is disrespectful. Considering how many different conquering armies have stomped over the Polish, Ukrainians, etc. over time, there is no need to utilize them as a prop in a “not all…, lol” argument. especially when it’s so clear that the person that would claim Eastern Europeans didn’t participate in imperialism is already doing exactly that.

Everything else I agree with.

July 22, 2014
dennishopeless:

javi150190:

For the love of God mister Beaulieu, you seem to love sunsets.
Are you watching Attack on Titan or something?
Avengers Undercover #8
(as for the action on screen, I don’t mind it, I like my romantic subplots at arms distance from the main plot, and I’m a sucer for romance on any of my superhero stories as long as they’re not the center. 
The problen is that I know that the board is going to react like an idiot and that WILL affect my enjoyement of the book)

In JF’s defense, the script called for a sunset here. Also, his colors are unimpeachably lovely.

She’s got a ferret-face in that last panel.

dennishopeless:

javi150190:

For the love of God mister Beaulieu, you seem to love sunsets.

Are you watching Attack on Titan or something?

Avengers Undercover #8

(as for the action on screen, I don’t mind it, I like my romantic subplots at arms distance from the main plot, and I’m a sucer for romance on any of my superhero stories as long as they’re not the center. 

The problen is that I know that the board is going to react like an idiot and that WILL affect my enjoyement of the book)

In JF’s defense, the script called for a sunset here. Also, his colors are unimpeachably lovely.

She’s got a ferret-face in that last panel.

July 21, 2014
trainsinanime:


zemo:

despondentparamour:

Art by Sana Takeda

Why do the teleporter and the girl that can walk through walls break down a wall?

To make a path for the others. Using your awesome unstoppable powers to solve the problem yourself while the rest of the team waits is generally considered a social faux pas (and one of the reasons why Quicksilver is more or less an outcast).


But…Nightcrawler can teleport with people, and Shadowcat can phase with others…

trainsinanime:

zemo:

despondentparamour:

Art by Sana Takeda

Why do the teleporter and the girl that can walk through walls break down a wall?

To make a path for the others. Using your awesome unstoppable powers to solve the problem yourself while the rest of the team waits is generally considered a social faux pas (and one of the reasons why Quicksilver is more or less an outcast).

But…Nightcrawler can teleport with people, and Shadowcat can phase with others…

July 21, 2014
How the occupation of Gaza corrupts the occupier

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Filed under: Israel Palestine 
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