I think we had a Kon up until a few months ago. Clark would be glad to see him, though it’s a shame Kara’s out for the present. Roy could definitely be interesting, I think he might flourish in certain circles, especially since it looks like Jillian’s bringing Jason back next app cycle.
basically i’ve really enjoyed it and if i could enable everyone to come play at my game i would
Alright so a while back I decided “I am going to give myself a project and it will involve drawing/illustrating the female badasses of comic books.” That’s a very eloquent way of describing my train of thought but there you have it. Now, I need help. Obviously I can’t think of every single ass-kicking chick in the multiverse so I’d love to have YOUR input. If this actually gets reblogged (lol doubt it but hey here’s to trying), I’d like for you to add ONE (limiting it to one so I can get a huge variety from different people and avoid a lot of repeated characters) comic book chick, either villain or hero. So far I have my shortlist as follows:
Cass Cain Batgirl
Morgan Le Fay
Think my followers could help me out here? I’d really appreciate it. Thanks if you participate!
Okay, the really amazing thing about this is it could easily be sung by either of them to the other, except that they probably never would because they don’t think they really deserve the other’s forgiveness or to be happy ;~; fuck there are all my feelings again
“Q: So when I don’t know how a person identifies, I should always ask?
A: The Easy Answer is “yes,” but I’m not going to give you that one right now, because I think you can handle the Real Answer. The Real Answer is that in a lot of situations, the most respectful thing you can do is not need to ask.
Outside of Queer World, we know a lot about people just because they fit the same story that we’re telling. If Jane gets pregnant, we can assume it was from her husband, and if it wasn’t there’s probably a scandal to gossip about. If we meet a man named John in a suit at a party, we can usually assume that John has a penis and that he likes girls with vaginas. There’s nothing wrong with these assumptions when everyone fits the story. They stop being okay, though, when some people don’t.
Inside Queer World, we try to stop assuming. We still do it (a lot — call it human nature), but we try to remember that the stories we’re making up about people are just stories, and we try very hard not to say them out loud until they’re confirmed. The most respectful way to get someone’s real story is to listen, not to ask. If you meet someone new, and you can’t tell what their gender, sexuality, or relationship story is is right away, ask yourself how much it really matters right that moment to know the truth. Find a way to sit with the idea that maybe, this identity is a personal matter that they don’t want to talk about right then. Find a way to be okay with that. We don’t get all of these answers from each other, either, and we’re okay with that.
Then again, if it’s genuinely relevant, or if the person in question is ready and willing to field questions, go ahead and ask. Just be prepared to accept whatever they tell you, even if it doesn’t quite make sense to you, and be very respectful about it all.”—Sarah Dopp, from her Frequently Asked Questions about Gender and Sexuality in Doppland. I think this goes beyond non-normative gender presentations, but also in regards to anything queer or just non-normative (like hairstyles) or general uncomfortable/unusual situations. (via bespangled)
let’s call it what it really is: often ableism, often classism, and always policing people’s speech when it’s harmless.
I object to being called ableist and classist when it’s…
nobody wants to be harassed about how they write
haha “i object to being called ableist and classist when i’m engaging in behavior that is ableist and classist because i am a magical being that knows everyone’s situation ever and deserves to harass people about this.”
have fun with that
when people are like IT MAKES ME SO MAD THAT PEOPLE DON’T USE ENGLISH THE WAY IT SAYS IN THIS HERE GRAMMAR/SPELLING BOOK. i think, wow your life must be so hard because you follow those rules. no one follows the rules!
even english doesn’t follow the actual rules
i mean the only time you can really say english must follow the rules is when it’s academia
but hey!! you know what’s classist and ableist????? ding ding ding!! YOU GUESSED IT!!! ACADEMIA!!!!
so you know what. basically, if your intended audience understands what you are saying? GOOD JOB. otherwise, screw what everyone else says about how you “should” say it.
yesssss everything softie said though i would add that in addition to ableism and classism, it can also be an issue of racism too for many people who don’t have english as their first language
basically the point is that people need to quit being jerks about grammar but that was the original subject line wasn’t it