Free shipping offered by my favorite seed company today… >_> Do I want to place an order for next year?
DD > Didio
ahahahaaaa YESSSSSSSS. So… whose DD is this? ‘cause, you know, *something* tells me it’s not
the naked mole rat’sFrank Miller’s.
Mark Waid, in 2012. v3, #11. (Waid also did a more happy-go-lucky DD, but this clearly isn’t that Daredevil.) ALSO, Didio said that in 2013, after Williams and Blackmore quit Batwoman over the whole “nope, can’t have lesbians get married” thing. IN RESPONSE to it. So shut up, Didio Of Last Year.
A-ha! Thank you very much. And yeah, it’s an old quote, but there haven’t exactly been any signs of him having a change of heart there. About ANY of it.
And with new fans coming into DC? (Heaven help them all.) I think it’s useful for them to see what they’re getting into if they’re planning to dive into Didio-era shite as opposed to other eras entirely.
Oh, no, no changes of heart at all. It seems to be the guy’s guiding principle, or one of them, and it’s a short sighted, wrong-headed principle that makes me itch. Its being from that contretemps just makes me more… massively irked… by it, is all. (I was mostly not paying attention to DC at that point, so I didn’t get all the related rage spikes out of my system.)
Oh, God. Oh, honey. Speaking as someone who still has *War Games*-related rage spikes in her system? (Orpheus? HELLO?) Well. I feel you.
I FEEL YOU.
This whole philosophy of grim, gritty, ‘realistic’ (read: racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, etc., etc…) ‘manliness’ is so poisonous on so many levels — not least to their bottom line. I mean, it really isn’t just Didio. These people seriously do cancel their own cartoons when they have good ratings… if it turns out that the people watching the ‘toons are female instead of male.
So, yeah. They will literally turn down money if it doesn’t come with boy-sweat attached, and they’ve spent the past several years doing everything in their power to make themselves the welcoming haven for the *boyest* of boys.
The ones who, of course, subscribe to that POV. Right? Don’t they? They do, right?
Meanwhile, Kamala Khan over in Marvel-country is getting a sixth printing.
I’ve been talking this over with various people — off tumblr, too, even! — and I think Kamala is forcing change. I think Kamala is pretty much *directly* responsible for things like the new Gotham Academy title, and the — admittedly lovely and positive — redesign for Babs which ever-so-coincidentally makes her look younger, “peppier”, and approximately nine gazillion times less sexualized.
And it’s win-win for DC, because hey, Babs was *always* their covered-up superheroine. Sure, it *hurts* to shrink her tits and her hips — that always hurts! — but it’s not like putting pants on Diana or Dinah or covering up *Karen’s* tits.
I mean, that would be sacrilege.
What’s that? There were already younger female heroes in Gotham who were known for wearing full-coverage suits?
One of them was even a POC?
I suppose I should be grateful for baby steps at this point… but I still just want to burn the motherfucker down.
*INSERT RANT HERE ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT ORACLE WAS GOD FUCKING DAMNIT*
Dan “The Manpain” Didio’s philosophy could only possibly appeal to 18-35 year old white fedora wearing MRAs. GTFO Didio, you’re as delusional as the few you cater to and no one likes you.
A small peak at next week’s HAWKEYE #19
Spoilers, i suppose.
Pro tip: start watching Free! as a joke then notice how your life turns into an emotional wreck after that
OMG CHIE IS A HUGE, ADORABLE DORK.
Coto’s Chinese enunciation is really good o_O
Free! makes brofisting ‘too gay’ for straight dudes, more at 11.
Normal / Flying
IF THIS WERE ACTUALLY IN A POKEMON GAME MY LIFE WOULD BE COMPLETE
my mom has been a cop for over 20 years and she is the one who constantly warns me about police aggression and young male cops and told me that if you’re ever alone on a rural road and a cop throws their lights on to put on your four ways and drive to the next gas station before stopping because so many cops are scum and it’s not worth the chance of getting hurt. the fact that SHE feels the need to tell me this shit scares me to death
Oh no no no new guy, you do not come out into the office and try ans talk at me while chewing something sticky and viscous in my ear.
Loud eating is the one thing that will send me clawing up the curtains.
Did they…did they actually pull a Scooby Doo ending?
"OMG THE VALUABLE HAIRPIN HAS BEEN STOLEN!"
"OH IT WAS THE SCAMP BANDIT CHU LIUXIANG ALL ALONG!"
::benevolent group chuckle!::
OH, NOW THEY’RE HUGGING EACH OTHER.
BACK TO THE PARTY, BECAUSE CHIE SAYS SO.
WHY IS EVERYONE TRYING TO KILL EACH OTHER?!?
I just got my Takarazuka order from Sandy over at My Favorite Things Japan…and I’m too tired to watch them.
Don’t become adults guys, it kinda sucks.
But yaaaay, I’ll be content with patting my DVDs lovingly for now until I have a day off and am not bone tired.
Congrats sweetie! And yeah I hear ya about grown-up stuff :-/. Enjoy your DVDs when you do though! You already know I love Jin/Gold Spark :-).
I’m watching The Bandit Chu Liuxiang right now, and I’m just like ???? :D :D :D ????
Dialogue heavy shows I’m not good aaaaaat. But Coto!!