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Anonymous asked: Do you ever think you'll stop drawing fanart? No offense it just seems like the kind of thing you're supposed to grow out of. I'm just curious what your plans/goals are since it isn't exactly an art form that people take seriously.

teal-deer:

lirulin:

euclase:

Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.

Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.

That’s the art you mean, right?

Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.

I don’t have a gif that properly encapsulates the level of “THIS” present in this response. Bravo.

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Anonymous asked: Not every character is going to make the cut. I dont see what the big deal is.

everybodyilovedies:

Okay, so I’m tired and have a headache so I’m not going to respond to this as in depth as I should, but let’s look at some facts:

There were 5 founding Avengers: Tony Stark, Thor, Bruce Banner (Hulk), Hank Pym, and Janet van Dyne (Cap wasn’t one of them, he didn’t show up until issue 4!). Of those 5 founding members, we have Tony Stark: 5 movies, 3 solos; Thor: 4 movies, 2 solos; Bruce Banner: 4 movies, 2 solos; and Hank Pym, 1 movie. Out of those 5 founding members, 1 of them is female. Out of those 5 founding members, 1 of them isn’t getting into a movie at all, much less their own movie.

OH WHOA THOSE TWO OVERLAP FOR SOME REASON?????????

Okay, so, whatever. Not everyone gets their own movie, right? Nevermind that Jan found Captain America, named the Avengers, is the reason Jocasta EXISTS, chairpersoned the team more times than I can honestly remember right now but at least 3 times, is #5 on the most important Marvel heroes list of all time (and would be number 1 if the Avengers voted on it, according to the list makers’ own admission). (Beating out, for the record: Hank Pym (7), Black Widow (10), Vision (6), Luke Cage (12), Beast (13), Quicksilver (14), Falcon (15), Hulk (18), Spider-Man (25), Iron Patriot (31), Havok (36), Ant Man (Scott Long, 46), Iron Fist (46), and Jessica Jones (49) ALL OF WHOM are getting big or small screen treatment before she is. Never mind ALL OF THAT.

They’re making an Ant Man movie, right? So okay, cool, obviously Ant Man is going to be in it. But which one? There’s two! Hank and Scott. Oh, turns out, they’re gonna do both.

So they didn’t cut either Ant Man, they’re shoehorning BOTH of them into one movie. Huh, okay, cool! Both of them made the cut, I guess. Biggest bang for their buck. 

Did you know Cassie Lang is the entire reason Scott Lang (Ant Man #2) became a superhero (criminal at first) in the first place? Like it’s literally his entire origin story.

You know who isn’t making it into the movie at all? Well that’s kinda… weird. I mean, it seems relevant, you know? But hey, I guess not everybody is going to make the cut!

And Jan, right? She doesn’t matter. It’s not like she literally carried Hank through at least 5 breakdowns. It’s not like SHE’S the one who wanted to be a superhero in the first place and encouraged him to use his research for that. It’s not like SHE defeated Ultron HERSELF MULTIPLE TIMES. She’s definitely not relevant at all to Hank’s story. Oh, and even BETTER. Let’s just COMBINE these two women into one woman! Rather than give Hank a wife and partner who can support him, we’ll give him a daughter who… something. And rather than give Scott a daughter who will be his entire origin story, we’ll give him… Hank’s daughter?

Put all of that aside, seriously. Take EVERYTHING I just said and completely disregard it. You know why it’s bullshit Jan got cut? Because she’s a woman who is feminine and also kick butt. She’s a woman who can be ditzy and brilliantly cunning. She’s flighty and carefree while being a strong, commanding leader who wins the respect of everyone who works under her. She loves fashion AND punching bad guys in the face. She thinks being a hero is all fun and games until she learns responsibility and severity, but even then keeps her compassion and empathy. Jan is an important, DIFFERENT role model for men and women alike that the MCU HASN’T SEEN BEFORE. Hank and Scott, sorry to say, are characters WE HAVE SEEN BEFORE. Hank is a scientist who is tortured by his genius but feels the responsibility to do good with it. Been there, done that, bought the neck brace. Scott is a guy down on his luck just trying to hold it together for his family and gets sucked into a life of crime. Pretty sure I just summarized every show that has ever aired on AMC. But you know what Jan is? Jan is a female action star who isn’t either 1.) a prodigy child confused by her own powers, or 2.) a stone-cold ultra killer with the toughness of steel. Not that there’s anything WRONG with those archetypes: what’s wrong is that’s the ONLY TWO you see women satisfying in action movies (besides love interest, of course). 

Full disclosure: out of all the MCU characters, I’m probably the most like Carol Danvers. But I LOVE JAN because she’s DIFFERENT. I think Jan might even be more important than Carol to get onto the big screen because  she’s not just like one of the guys. She’s not tough in a masculine way. She has a pixie haircut and designs costumes and tries not to break a nail. But she does it while being a BRILLIANT leader and a FIERCE warrior. It’s something we NEED to show on screen. It’s something little girls and little boys NEED to know is possible. I sure would have benefited from it as a kid, at least. 

That’s why you can’t just accept that Jan didn’t make the cut.

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A cop may have put a pregnant woman in a chokehold during a struggle in Brooklyn

atane:

So the NYPD is at it again. This time they have choked a 7 month pregnant Black woman. Her offense? She was grilling in front of her house. This is over a damn grill.

Right on cue, people are already talking about the NYPD needing sensitivity training etc. They don’t get it. This is what the NYPD does. It’s not about a lack of training. They are looking for any reason to inflict fear and escalate a situation so they can use as much force as possible. I don’t know how many more incidents need to happen to make it click in their heads that the police is terrorizing Black communities. How much more ridiculous do these situations need to get? You tell me what warrants choking a pregnant woman for grilling in front of her house. Damn whether that is not allowed or not. You know what you do in that situation as a cop? You give her a citation or a fine. Not the NYPD, they choke and assault pregnant Black women.

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naamahdarling:

littleninarescue:

This is Little Nina.  We found her on the side of the road in Cleveland Ohio, covered in mud and getting splashed by cars. I picked her up with intentions of nursing her back to health. The vet was kind enough to give me a free exam, which was enough to tell me that she has a severe upper respiratory infection and extreme malnutrition. Her eyes were glued shit with yellow gunk when I found her. And the vet told me that she thought she was about 5 weeks old, but was the size of a 3 week old kitten.
We already have two cats, both of which are rescues. We have plans on keeping her, but this was such a surprise for us, we didn’t have time to budget in another cat. I was able to get a sample sized tube of antibiotics for her eyes, but she is going to need more very soon. And eventually she will need to be spayed.
I don’t want to have to give her up because we can’t afford to keep her. Nina has a gofundme account set up for her vet bills. Please send what ever you can afford. She would greatly appreciate the chance to survive and stay in a nice warm home.
http://www.gofundme.com/bh8z7c
I don’t have much to offer for rewards, but this blog will follow Nina’s journey as she grows into a healthy cat! If you leave your address with a donation, we will send you a picture of her (when she is plump and healthy!) and a thank you letter.
Nina thanks you for taking the time to read this post! And may karma bring the best of luck your way!

Jesus Christ.
Please reblog.  I can’t donate, but maybe someone else can.

naamahdarling:

littleninarescue:

This is Little Nina.
We found her on the side of the road in Cleveland Ohio, covered in mud and getting splashed by cars. I picked her up with intentions of nursing her back to health. The vet was kind enough to give me a free exam, which was enough to tell me that she has a severe upper respiratory infection and extreme malnutrition. Her eyes were glued shit with yellow gunk when I found her. And the vet told me that she thought she was about 5 weeks old, but was the size of a 3 week old kitten.

We already have two cats, both of which are rescues. We have plans on keeping her, but this was such a surprise for us, we didn’t have time to budget in another cat. I was able to get a sample sized tube of antibiotics for her eyes, but she is going to need more very soon. And eventually she will need to be spayed.

I don’t want to have to give her up because we can’t afford to keep her. Nina has a gofundme account set up for her vet bills. Please send what ever you can afford. She would greatly appreciate the chance to survive and stay in a nice warm home.

http://www.gofundme.com/bh8z7c

I don’t have much to offer for rewards, but this blog will follow Nina’s journey as she grows into a healthy cat! If you leave your address with a donation, we will send you a picture of her (when she is plump and healthy!) and a thank you letter.

Nina thanks you for taking the time to read this post! And may karma bring the best of luck your way!

Jesus Christ.

Please reblog.  I can’t donate, but maybe someone else can.

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brigidkeely:

karnythia:

deducecanoe:

beautytruthandstrangeness:

deducecanoe:

soyeahso:

deducecanoe:

dontbearuiner:

vthebookworm:

queerqueerspawn:

inlovewiththepractice:

never forget.

My “favorite” thing about Ayn Rand is that you can completely and utterly hate her and her toxic opinions and yet not even know about whole entire unexplored worlds of shittiness that she contains.

Why I hate gringos
Exhibit A

This quote is new to me.
Wow, she was such a shitstain.
I’m glad she died alone.

OMG natives don’t deserve their land cos they’re not exploiting the resources, u guise.

Hey so I see you’re using your finished basement as an exercise room. I would totally use this as a craft room so I’m just going to kill you and move in.

*nods* seems legit.

Seems like time to upgrade my opinion on Ayn Rand from “Can’t stand” to “Wouldn’t piss on if on fire.”

I think her books are the blueprint for the current version of the Republican party.

Actually they are. Paul Ryan is a fan of Ayn Rand though now he claims he isn’t. And he’s not alone. A lot of current Republicans read Rand in their adolescence & bought in wholeheartedly.

It’s NOT a coincidence that Ayn Rand fans are overwhelmingly affluent white dudes extremely invested in propping up white supremacy.
Also, for those of you unaware, aboriginal people in the Americas were very skilled and effective stewards of the land who managed its resources well, including doing extensive forestry (where there were forests, obvs).

brigidkeely:

karnythia:

deducecanoe:

beautytruthandstrangeness:

deducecanoe:

soyeahso:

deducecanoe:

dontbearuiner:

vthebookworm:

queerqueerspawn:

inlovewiththepractice:

never forget.

My “favorite” thing about Ayn Rand is that you can completely and utterly hate her and her toxic opinions and yet not even know about whole entire unexplored worlds of shittiness that she contains.

Why I hate gringos

Exhibit A

This quote is new to me.

Wow, she was such a shitstain.

I’m glad she died alone.

OMG natives don’t deserve their land cos they’re not exploiting the resources, u guise.

Hey so I see you’re using your finished basement as an exercise room. I would totally use this as a craft room so I’m just going to kill you and move in.

*nods* seems legit.

Seems like time to upgrade my opinion on Ayn Rand from “Can’t stand” to “Wouldn’t piss on if on fire.”

I think her books are the blueprint for the current version of the Republican party.

Actually they are. Paul Ryan is a fan of Ayn Rand though now he claims he isn’t. And he’s not alone. A lot of current Republicans read Rand in their adolescence & bought in wholeheartedly.

It’s NOT a coincidence that Ayn Rand fans are overwhelmingly affluent white dudes extremely invested in propping up white supremacy.

Also, for those of you unaware, aboriginal people in the Americas were very skilled and effective stewards of the land who managed its resources well, including doing extensive forestry (where there were forests, obvs).

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