“If racist relations were created only by people in the past, then racism would not be as formidable as it is today. It could be regarded as part of the historical dustbin and a relic of a cruel society. If racism were only problems promulgated by ‘bad whites,’ then bad whites today either outnumber ‘good whites’ or overpower them. The question becomes: Who are these bad whites? It must be the position of a good white person to declare that racism is always about ‘other whites,’ perhaps ‘those working-class whites.’ This is a general alibi to create the ‘racist’ as always other, the self being an exception. Since very few whites exist who actually believe they are racist, then basically no one is racist and racism disappears more quickly than we can describe it. We live in a condition where racism thrives absent of racists (Bonilla-Silva, 2003). There must be an alternative explanation: in general, whites recreate their own racial supremacy, despite good intentions.”—The Color of Supremacy: Beyond the discourse of ‘white privilege’ (via janedoe225)
The second episode of the “3 Chick Review Comics” podcast is up at CBR’s Comics Should Be Good. In this edition, Kelly Thompson, Maddy and I review Batwoman 0, talk about the premiere of “Young Justice” and take a look at Kate Spencer and Manhunter!
Did you ever read Gotham Central? I liked how Montoya developed over that series. I don't have a clue whats going on now.
I’ve read most of it! Well, the Nee-centric arcs, at least, I’ve actually kinda skipped over most of Bru’s stories because I mostly read what I have for Nee and Cris.
When I finally get my hands on the hardcovers, I’ll prolly give the rest of it a shot, because I really only own the first ten issues and everything else I read was research for tumblr.
Though if you want to know what to look for to catch up on where she is now, I put together a reading list a few months ago! 52’s one I’m really fond of, so I’d definitely recommend it. You can get a few glimpses of her post-GCPD appearances in my archives, particularly the tags for 52, crime bible (i should post more crime bible), and cully hamner (who drew her ‘tec backup earlier this year).
is that, partially because of various anxieties, i very rarely express my anger without a bit of humour! there are some times when i will be deadly serious, but they don’t often last for long. humour has always been my automatic defense mechanism and method of debate. it developed when i was a fat little kid, in a “laugh at yourself before they do” sort of way, and then i realized that i could use it as offense rather than just defense, aaand it’s only gotten more refined as i grew up. i’m pretty good at funnies, in general!
i mean, there are other reasons, too. i’m a very strong believer in “laugh so you don’t cry”. also, sometimes i slip into sarcasm just because it shows i’m in control of the situation (i don’t even NEED to take this seriously because it’s SO OBVIOUS that i’m right and why are we even still TALKING), which is a total asshole move, but there we have it, I’M A JERK HEY.
no, i probably won’t laugh uproariously at your sandwich “joke”, or your rape “joke”, or your otherwise racist/homophobic/sexist/transphobic/crappy privileged “joke”, but that’s ‘cause— as scare quotes indicate— it’s not funny.
i mean, regardless, yeah, you are right, i take these and other -isms and -phobias seriously. i am just simply the WORST PERSON for caring about things that hurt and kill people. the world would be so much better and everyone would be fixed forever if we just taught doctors to tell knock-knock jokes rather than do surgeries.
humour is a weapon and shield that i use constantly. i’m without many things, but a strong sense of humour is not one of them. but hey, if it makes you feel better to deride me for taking oppression seriously, have at it. i’ll even try to refrain from laughing at the accusation! though i will probably not succeed, because seriously, that shit’s hilarious.
Currently, the local (Conservative) MP in London, Ontario is running a poll on his website asking the following question:
“Should Parliament support the NDP MP’s Bill to amend the Canadian Human Right Act to add gender identity and gender expression as grounds for prohibited discrimination?”
There’s been a battle back and forth over the course of the week. When it was first discovered, the numbers were almost even with “yes” in a slight lead. After being spread through Facebook by myself and a few others, “Yes” was up to almost 74%. Then, in the early morning of the following day, the poll was picked up on by a Montreal Gazette blogger, who (with all good intentions, i’m quite sure) posted it to her MG blog… and now it’s been a battle. There’s nearly 4000 votes thus far, and we are currently losing — but not by much.
Take a moment to click “yes” on the poll. Spread it to others, and have them do the same. For those who aren’t aware of Canadian politics as they currently stand, we have a minority Conservative government (their party has the most seats, but does not hold a majority.) This bill was put forth by an MP from another party, and could very well be shot down simply for political reasons outside of the already “OMG MEN IN OUR WASHROOMS” whargarrble that has been put forth by those in opposition to this.
Every vote counts. Even if we don’t win, every vote matters. Show this MP that trans rights matter in Canada. Vote here:
Normally I’d do something special for that, but instead I’m doing…kinda the opposite?
See, I’ve been thinking lately about dropping my fuckyeah since I don’t really keep to my theme very well anyway, and start more openly being just a tumblog that posts/reblogs Questions among other things. Mostly so I can post music, non-Question comics and, idk, cats and shit without feeling guilty. Also SJ reblogs, I need to do more of those.
So I’m pretty much just openly admitting that I’m not as much of a themed blog as my name implies by, well, changing the name.
If you came for Questions, they’ll still be here every now and again! I expect I’ll still reblog whatever catches my fancy and even make up some cool posts about them every now and then. Dropping the fuckyeah doesn’t make me less of a Q?-fan, it just opens me to express my fandom for other things!
But if you’re not down with that and just want some Questions, I’m not gonna hold an unfollow against you. I think there’s a fuckyeahvicsage tumblr out there now, so that’ll be some Vic times at least.
i’m also gonna change the way i handle tags to drop the “guest-star” bit on characters unrelated to questions, though i really wish i could mass-edit tags to rename the ones i had before and the “off-topic sorry sorry” tag is going away because there’s no longer a topic
anyway, tldr; King is just gonna be King from here on out, but King is still a dude who loves some Questions, among other things
Welcome to this week’s NATE WOULD LIKE TO SEE! For those new to the show, this is where I tell you something I’d like to see, and you draw it. The 7 drawings I like the most will be featured NEXT MONDAY (December 6th) as new members of the very prestigious PRESTIGIOUS SEVEN.
Here’s how you do it:
1. Draw the thing.
2. Put the thing online (your blog, twitpic, whatever)
3. Send the thing to me via Twitter, including my name (@NateCosBOOM), the link to the drawing, and the hashtag #NATEWOULDLIKETOSEE
4. Deadline is next Sunday, November 21st. You may enter as many times as you like.
5. REMEMBER: You don’t have to be an artist to enter the contest! I’m looking for creativity as much as talent.
6. WHY do this? I dunno. Drawing things is fun, even if you can’t draw.
THIS WEEK’S NATE WOULD LIKE TO SEE: Non-space-related characters turned into space-type characters. In other words, your favorite characters not generally associated with space (James Bond, Flash, Pound Puppies, Hawkeye, Strawberry Shortcake, Indiana Jones, Jesus, etc.) portrayed as sci-fi adventurers.
How much do I love Greg Rucka? Last year at Christmas I didn’t leave my house for three and half days and read all four volumes of the Queen and Country “definitive version” and the two Queen and Country two novels. I’ve read every issue he’s written of Wonder Woman, Checkmate, Detective, and Gotham Central and the novelization of “No Man’s Land”, twice. I watched the movie “White Out”.
Greg Rucka is an incredible storyteller. He excels at world building. He knows how to write humor and a well-paced thriller. And he creates rich characters that are so real they seem ready to walk off the page. And most of all he creates some of the most kick ass women in comics. Women who are brave and smart and sure of their purpose. None of them are perfect, although Wonder Woman came close. But they are all admirable in their own way. Rucka women. Love them all. Thanks Greg!
I’ve been thinking about some kinda post or spam to mark the occasion, but this’ll certainly do in the meantime!