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I've been called 'The Batgirl of San Diego'.
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ravenel: I saw this post by @astropixie about how it’d be nice to review fics on AO3 as you read. A ravenel: I saw this post by @astropixie about how it’d be nice to review fics on AO3 as you read. A ravenel: I saw this post by @astropixie about how it’d be nice to review fics on AO3 as you read. A ravenel: I saw this post by @astropixie about how it’d be nice to review fics on AO3 as you read. A ravenel: I saw this post by @astropixie about how it’d be nice to review fics on AO3 as you read. A ravenel: I saw this post by @astropixie about how it’d be nice to review fics on AO3 as you read. A

ravenel:

I saw this postby@astropixie about how it’d be nice to review fics on AO3 as you read. A little while back, because I was so in awe of the Clexa fic writers, I made this userscript (can install on Firefox by using Greasemonkey and on Chrome, ETA: Opera, and Safari by using Tampermonkey) so that I could do just that. It doesn’t have the wattpad or soundcloud functionality, it’s just a little thing added on to a page, not something supported by the site itself, but it’s better than nothing. 

The userscript is available here: http://pastebin.com/vYBCYWu4

ETA: FFN version: http://pastebin.com/addj3Xtm

Tampermonkey tutorial

ETA: User Tampermonkey on Firefox too


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diversireads:  So You Want to Name a Sino: A Guide to Not Making a Fucking Fool of Yourself Note: th

diversireads:

 So You Want to Name a Sino: A Guide to Not Making a Fucking Fool of Yourself

Note: this will be long and very, very extensive because god I am so sick of this shit 2k16 I just want absolution and I don’t think that’s too much to ask, and even if it is I’m asking it, I’m not asking it emptyhanded I’m asking it with a WHOLE GUIDE FOR YOUR PERUSAL, because I’ve found that Wiki’s great if you want to know why and how we use names and not really great for when you actually want a name.

A theme of this blog seems to be my long suffering, and I want it known, recorded, carved in stone that as of almost 1:00AM on Thursday, December 22nd, 2016, I am officially Fed Up with the way Sino characters are named in fiction.

Let us be clear: this is first and foremost An Attack™* on all the white authors whose imaginations can only extend so far to provide us with a glut of Lings and Linglings and Ailings (not that those aren’t beautiful names) and Peonies and Pearls and, god forbid they start getting creative with their Sachas and their Wai-maes, but this is also for the Sino authors who can’t seem to do it either. And like, I get it. It’s not easy. Sinos are a disparate bunch with varying degrees of fluency in varying dialects of Chinese. Romanisation and naming customs are weird.

But also can we leave the idea of the inscrutable mysterious unknowable East in the 20th century please? There are resources. This is one of them. Let’s start before I steep for too long in my own bitterness and annoyance.

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iesika:

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riverselkie:

kind of insidious how “””feminine beauty”””” requires so many uncomfortable processes to execute — removal of body hair, wearing constricting clothes & undergarments, dieting, applying makeup, trying to navigate the world in heels, etc……… …….. women always have to be smaller, less free. Almost like the male-oriented beauty ideal is based in a fantasy of control. Weird

Well, you can just… not. You can wear whatever you please, buy comfortable shoes, ignore the hassle of make up and having to take it off again afterwards, all of which is bad for your skin. Why would you do anything else?

It’s almost like if women just decide to ignore that bollocks, het men will have to live with it if they want to get laid.

@tiggymalvern you’re right up to a point - but you forget how many women work in jobs which mandate wearing skirts, makeup and heels. You forget (being naturally tall and gorgeous) that those of us who are not naturally pretty, are at best dismissed and at worst abused if we don’t make an effort to fit into the acceptable norm.

You forget how many designers of clothes, makeup and accessories for women are men. And how many companies who make and sell this stuff, are run by men.

There is a standard. Failing to reach it, is not without penalty in too many cases. It has almost nothing to do with finding or being chosen as a mate. It’s about being allowed to exist at all in a male-dominated world with the least amount of hassle.

[as you know, I don’t exactly cleave to norms myself, but I have surrendered many opportunities by doing so. I can live with that. Other women aren’t so lucky.]

you forget how many women work in jobs which mandate wearing skirts, makeup and heels.

I don’t. Those jobs suck. But the only people who can change that so they don’t have to wear high heels and make up, just like the men who are in those positions don’t, are women. If every woman said no, I’m not wearing shoes that cripple me and expensive, time-consuming make up every day, the managers would have to hire them as they are or do the damn job themselves.

As long as there’s fierce competition between women to be air stewards, they’ll be told to wear what the airline dictates or not get the job. If they all said no, that’s a job with anti-social hours and it’s dangerous to be in non-flat shoes and pencil skirts during turbulence, I won’t volunteer to work under those conditions, the airlines would have to adapt. If workers can unionise for pay, for vacation time, for sick hours, women can unionise to be allowed to work as people, not models.

If your job is to sell make up, I can see it reasonably being part of the job description that you have to wear it. That’s a choice you make when you take the job. If you’re not selling make up, wearing it shouldn’t be mandated, and that’s something for the people in those jobs to unite and fight for. I can’t do it for them, other than by going about my professional and social life not wearing crap on my face, like I do.

There’s more to it than just jobs requiring people to wear makeup. There’s pay discrepancy that lines up with current mainstream standards of beauty, including the wearing of makeup and “professional” clothes. If you don’t wear makeup or shitty shoes you might get the job, but you also may make less than your coworkers, which isn’t going to necessarily be a conscious decision on the part of your boss based on your makeup habits. In their mind they are thinking “this person is so professional” versus “this person is just not professional.” 

I got reprimanded repeatedly at one job for not “dressing professionally” when I wore slacks, a blazer and a button-down blouse every day, with nice lace-up shoes. My hair was usually in a bun. But, I didn’t wear makeup. I started putting on lipstick - just lipstick - in the mornings, and my manager complimented my “improved work ethic”. 

Women who conform make more money and get more opportunities

The narrative that “if women don’t like things, they should fight to change them” is problematic.  Yes, if every single woman in the country stood up one day and said, “I’m going to throw out my make up and there’s nothing you can do about it,” well, there would be nothing they could do about it.

But feminism isn’t just about burning your bra and throwing away your make up.  It’s about the right to choose to wear make up or not without being judged or penalized for it.  It’s about demanding respect, regardless of whether you wear high heels or not.  Don’t tell me I’m undermining someone else if I choose to paint my nails just because I like painting my nails.

And this idea that women are solely responsible for changing their circumstances, putting the entire burden on the women, when they are often not the ones in power or making the standards, is seriously problematic.  “Don’t like it?  Don’t wear it!  Tell The Man to fuck off!  Otherwise it’s YOUR FAULT for conforming to his standards and ideals of beauty!”

Setting aside how many women are in circumstances where they simply have no choice but to conform, why should men get a pass for this?  Men need to step up as well, to say, “These standards are unequal and unfair.”  Men’s voices are often listened to when women’s are ignored.  Men often have the power to make a statement that will be seen and heard when women do not.  We need to teach men and boys that women are human beings with their own interior lives and not just there for men’s use, consumption and gratification.  We need to find allies, not through our anger, but through reaching out, through education and with empathy.  Men who understand that women are people, too, will stand with us - and then we actually will have the power to change things.

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An Article from Neena Susan Thomas


“Through a rapist’s eyes. A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interview…ed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:

1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid, or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.

2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.

3] They also look for women using their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

4] The number one place women are abducted from / attacked at is grocery store parking lots.

5] Number two is office parking lots/garages.

6] Number three is public restrooms.

7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don’t have to worry about getting caught.

8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.

9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas,or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.

10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you’re not worth it.

POINTS THAT WE SHOULD REMEMBER:

1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk: can’t believe it is so cold out here, we’re in for a bad winter. Now that you’ve seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up, you lose appeal as a target.

2] If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell Stop or Stay back! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.

3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.

4] If someone grabs you, you can’t beat them with strength but you can do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and armpit or in the upper inner thigh – HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.

5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy’s parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause him a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he’s out of there.

6] When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.

7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel little silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.

FINALLY, PLEASE REMEMBER THESE AS WELL ….

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do it.

2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans : if a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you…. chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won’t see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON’T DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side,put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU CLOSE the DOORS , LEAVE.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:

a. Be aware: look around your car as someone may be hiding at the passenger side , peek into your car, inside the passenger side floor, and in the back seat. ( DO THIS TOO BEFORE RIDING A TAXI CAB) .

b. If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.

c. Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked “for help” into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it’s better safe than sorry.

If u have compassion reblog this post.
‘Helping hands are better than Praying Lips’ – give us your helping hand.

REBLOG THIS AND LET EVERY GIRL KNOW
AT LEAST PEOPLE WILL KNOW WHATS GOING ON IN THIS WORLD.
So please reblog this….Your one reblog can Help to spread this information.

THIS COULD ACTUALLY SAVE A LIFE.”

EVERYONE BOOT THE FUCK OUT OF THIS

This is so fucking unfortunate that we need this

it just makes me angry that women need this.. but we do and if you see this, PLEASE REBLOG. it doesn’t matter if you are a male or a female. by reblogging this, you might save someone’s life.

Don’t scroll past this, it’s so important

nothing to do with what my posts are normally about but this is SO damn important!! don’t scroll past without reading and / or reblogging!

this is fucking important. Idc if your blog is perfect, fucking reblog this. It may save someone.

sorry if i reblog this everY FIVE MINUTES

Important 

No worries if this post doesn’t fit your aesthetic or theme, this is important information. You could save not just a physical woman’s life but you can ALSO prevent things like PTSD that a woman would acquire from an attack if left alive

Okay, this is all good advice.  However, I feel the need to say something else about it.

If you don’t follow this advice, and you get raped, it is not your fault.  

If you walk into a parking lot at night with your hair in a braid, looking at your phone and not carrying pepper spray, and someone grabs you and you freeze up and you’re unable to scream or fight and you get raped - it’s not your fault.  You did not deserve it.

Should we make preparations for the worst?  Sure.  We should have fire ladders and smoke detectors in our houses to escape from and prevent fires, for example.  But if a family doesn’t have those things, and an arsonist sets their house on fire, do we say that the homeowners “deserved” to have their house burn down?  That they “deserved” to die?

No, of course we don’t.  No one deserves that, even if they don’t take precautions against it.  The blame falls on the arsonist, as it should.

Even if you walk naked down a city street holding a sign that says “I’m alone and vulnerable”, you don’t deserve to get raped, and it’s not your fault if you do.  The blame falls on the rapist, not you.

If you were raped - whether it was by a random attacker or by someone you knew, you did nothing wrong. You didn’t get raped because you failed to follow “the rules”.   You got raped because someone else did.  You got raped because the rapist broke the law.  

That is not your fault.  And you did not deserve it.

Yesterday I did my nails in “I Voted”.

Yesterday I did my nails in “I Voted”.


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I have to say, I’m impressed with Jamberry Nails.  The first photo was taken October 5th, the I have to say, I’m impressed with Jamberry Nails.  The first photo was taken October 5th, the

I have to say, I’m impressed with Jamberry Nails.  The first photo was taken October 5th, the day after I applied these.  The second photo was taken NINE DAYS LATER, October 14th.  These lasted over 10 days.

Plus, I like the fact that you can mix and match.  The pink accent nail was the result of a trade.  I thought they were cute.  What do you think?  Do you like them?  I used to not like accent nails, but they’re growing on me.


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duss005  She took your suggestion.  :)

duss005  She took your suggestion.  :)


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witchtrees:inthenameofcassandracain:“I don’t kill. But I don’t lose either.” In Sept

witchtrees:

inthenameofcassandracain:

“I don’t kill. But I don’t lose either.”

In September 2011, DC Comics rebooted their entire main universe, leaving hundreds of characters missing or irrevocably altered.  Many of these losses included women, specifically those of color, and characters with disabilities who had come to help develop, in some small way, the world of DC as populated and enriched by more than just white, able-bodied men.

Nowhere is this more obvious than in the treatment of Cassandra Cain. 

Initially a young woman of color whose disability affected her ability to speak and read, Cass’s first appearance in the Batman arc Mark of Cain signaled a change in the stagnant atmosphere in Gotham and would lead to the young woman’s ascension to the Batgirl cowl.  Enriched, but never dwarfed, by a full cast of Batfamily members, Cass’s run as Batgirl didn’t stray away from her abusive backstory nor from her optimistic future.  Later storylines would alter Cass’s character in numerous ways—many terrible, some terrific—but the heart of the character and what she meant to so many people would not change.

What has changed, however, is Cass’s presence within the DC world.  Completely removed from the main universe, it is up to the fandom to keep Cass alive.  It is up to us to be conscious consumers of our fanworks and to demand more Cassandra at every turn.  No more Batfamily posts without her.  No more stereotyping and making her into a background character. 

Just as Cass fought to be more than what her father wanted, so too should we fight an entire system, only exemplified by DC’s tactics, that tells us that Cass’s narrative is not one we should care about, that women of color with disabilities have no worth within a world where humans can fly, and that Cassandra herself is the Batfamily member no one wants.

“You can change. You can.”

WHAT: Cassandra Cain Appreciation Month

WHERE: Here on Tumblr, or on any other fandom channel you commonly use (such as AO3, Livejournal, or Twitter)

WHEN: July 2nd-July 31st

WHY: Cass’s first appearance took place in July of 1999 in Batman #567.  This month is also host to disabilityfest, which emphasizes the importance of fictional disabled characters, like Cass.  In many ways, it’s a perfect matchup of dates!

HOW: How can you help?  It’s simple!  During the month of July, consider creating, posting, and reblogging more Cass!  Create headcanons, write meta, write a tweet celebrating your love for Cass, or ask questions about her to your followers!  Think critically about the presence of the Batfamily in both the comics and in fandom and how your contributions either help or hinder Cass’s presence as a crucial, loved family member!  Write fics, do fanart, or make crafts!  Make graphics or playlists; change your Tumblr theme and your icon!  No matter what you’re good at, there’s something for you to do to let everyone know how much you love Cass!

"Everyone experiences tragedy. Tim. Bruce. You and me. It’s not about the city. It’s about how you choose to see the world. Everything else is just an excuse.”

This appreciation month is being coordinated through In the Name of Cassandra Cain.  This blog is completely dedicated to Cass, and will host a contest during July with prizes for seven different categories of fanworks!

We do ask that if you will be participating in Cassandra Cain Appreciation Month, that you follow some simple guidelines:

  • Don’t post/reblog/support sexist, racist, ableist, or otherwise offensive material under the premise of helping Cass’s cause.  Cass wouldn’t support that kind of behavior, and neither should you.
  • Don’t character-bash.  There’s a strong difference between pointing out meta differences in characters or in characters’ treatment in fandom and hating on a character you don’t like under the premise of defending Cass.  Focus on Cass, not other characters.
  • Please use tags for all potentially triggering material, especiallyin your fanworks.  While certain materials may not bother you, they could potentially cause very unsafe feelings in others.  Tags include, but are not limited to:
    • NSFW
    • Racism
    • Sexism
    • Ableism
    • Gifs/Flashing
    • Blood/Gore
    • Death
    • Abuse
    • Rape (please note that dub-con and non-con should be explicitly tagged with this)
    • Nudity
    • Sexual Content

The main tag for this event will be #casscainappreciationmonth, but some other tags you can use here or on other social media and fandom outlets include:

#celebratingcasscain

#cassforlife

#cassisbatfamilytoo

#bringbackcass

Please reblog this post to spread awareness of the celebration!  Let others know that you stand with Cass!

IT’S ALSO THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF CASS’ FIRST APPEARANCE, AND HAD I DONE MATH WHEN I WROTE THIS ORIGINAL POST I WOULD’VE INCLUDED THAT!!!

This is a beautiful idea.  I hope it gets lots of reblogs and participation!


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kateordie:Here’s a thing: I’m selling the original art of my “Best Taco” comic. Remember this guy?kateordie:Here’s a thing: I’m selling the original art of my “Best Taco” comic. Remember this guy?

kateordie:

Here’s a thing: I’m selling the original art of my “Best Taco” comic. Remember this guy? Oh man! What a throwback! Was I ever so young?

I had no idea what to price it at, so it’s up on eBay. I’ll ship worldwide - it’s just $10 to wherever. I promise the package will include goodies.

Have a piece of my weird comics history!

I am also in the process of listing several new pieces in my Etsy this week, so keep checking in. Thanks! <3


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I’ve read a lot of lamenting and tearing of hair and hand-wringing over the fact that Marvel sold a bunch of its properties to different studios years ago before being bought by Disney.

It was not until tonight, after watching the third superhero movie on the big screen in six weeks, that I realized…it was a good thing for fans of superhero movies.

No single studio could have afforded to put out this volume of movies in such a short time.  It is because Marvel sold off pieces of itself that we’re getting Spiderman 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and X-men: Days of Future Past within weeks of each other.  It is because of it that we’re getting so many different takes on Marvel’s superhero properties, each with its own tone and consistent to its own universe.

As a fan of comics in part because of the layered and divergent storylines, it actually makes me happy to have so many options for my summer viewing.  Disney’s doing a great job with what they’ve got: between Iron Man 1, 2, and 3, Captain America 1 and 2, Thor 1 and 2 and Avengers (not to mention…Guardians of the Galaxy?) they don’t actually need to make a mega-crossover with X-men and Spiderman.  And while it would be fun to see that, I’m actually glad that we’re getting so much variety instead.  Plus, each studio is really giving its all on the individual properties.  I’m not saying every single movie is great, but each of the series have had some good ones, or at least good parts.  It’s a golden age for fans of superhero movies.  I don’t think there’s ever been a time when so many really good movies about superheroes have been coming out simultaneously.

Kinda makes me wish DC had sold off its rights, too… *wistful sigh*

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I’m 20 years old and I still can’t spell unessarcaryccery

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Necessary

you dear sir, have changed my life

Have you got one for “occasionally”? (I had to look it up just to post this…)

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duss005:

apocalypticash:

I cosplayed Spoiler at ECCC because duss005’s design makes me soooo happy! Bluebird and I got some waffles, thanks to the people at Cheesecake being wonderful and making us some after brunch had ended.

Apparently they were out having a lavish waffle brunch, while I was stuck at my table eating leftover soup crackers I found in artist alley from the day before. You win again Comic-Con.

New!Spoiler and Bluebird cosplay?  This makes me happy in so many ways.  What fantastic costumes!


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themarysue:kateordie:riansygh:Mar 5th Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark conthemarysue:kateordie:riansygh:Mar 5th Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark conthemarysue:kateordie:riansygh:Mar 5th Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark conthemarysue:kateordie:riansygh:Mar 5th Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark con

themarysue:

kateordie:

riansygh:

Mar 5th
Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.

At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.

The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)

Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.

It was a very good day.

I don’t even know what to say, I think my heart exploded. This is, I think, the best response I could ever hope for.

Thank you.

I’M NOT CRYING YOU’RE CRYING

Oh, I love this story!


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ALWAYS AND FOREVER REBLOG.

ALWAYS AND FOREVER REBLOG.


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duss005:the actual last page to Batman 28 before we made some changes to it. we kept her hair colo

duss005:

the actual last page to Batman 28 before we made some changes to it. we kept her hair color the same this time around, though.

Don’t mind me, I just have something in my eye.  (How does Dustin always do this to me?)


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dcwomenkickingass:

Last month I posted about how some familiar characters from pre-New 52 DCU looked a lot whiter in the new 52.

The character of Onyx, one of handful of black female heroes in the DCU, showed up in Green Arrow #28 looking, well, here you go:

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The character’s much whiter appearance was chalked up by various folks as 1) the character was wearing Kabuki make-up 2) Albinism 3) claims that it was doubtful this was the same character as in the new 52. 

Or it could  there was a coloring mistake when it came to portraying a women of color in a comic.

In this month’s issue, the mystery is solved.

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So glad to hear this!

I only wish the Connor Hawke whitewashing had been an “error” as well.

august-macias-stuff:kyrax2:duss005:duss005:i have a feeling a lot of people wont like this d

august-macias-stuff:

kyrax2:

duss005:

duss005:

i have a feeling a lot of people wont like this direction for her mask, but i wanted to keep it simple, avoiding the domino mask for now being i feel its more Bat-family oriented. I dont believe she’s under the bat group yet at this point, though, I could be wrong. Here’s hoping DC will use this design down the road.

i also should mention she shouldn’t really be this shiny.. my computer coloring skills are pretty limited and this is the only way i know how to color sketches. i like matte finishes a lot.

I love it!  I think the mask is perfect.  I think the whole thing is perfect!

Damn, but those purple boots/gloves are going to be a bitch to find/make, though…

Is it possible to paint boots and gloves purple? Because if I can, I would love to cosplay her in Wonder Con

I’ll be at WonderCon!  Still in my Batgirl costume (can’t afford the time or money to make a new costume yet, maybe next year, though) - if you see me, please say ‘hi’!


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operationbatgirlinc:kyrax2:duss005:duss005:i have a feeling a lot of people wont like this d

operationbatgirlinc:

kyrax2:

duss005:

duss005:

i have a feeling a lot of people wont like this direction for her mask, but i wanted to keep it simple, avoiding the domino mask for now being i feel its more Bat-family oriented. I dont believe she’s under the bat group yet at this point, though, I could be wrong. Here’s hoping DC will use this design down the road.

i also should mention she shouldn’t really be this shiny.. my computer coloring skills are pretty limited and this is the only way i know how to color sketches. i like matte finishes a lot.

I love it!  I think the mask is perfect.  I think the whole thing is perfect!

Damn, but those purple boots/gloves are going to be a bitch to find/make, though…

Cosplay thoughts:

Belt base: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hot-Mens-Womens-Stylish-Candy-Colors-Silicone-Placstic-belt-Lowest-price-US-LO/390680461022?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222006%26algo%3DSIC.FITP%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140107083349%26meid%3D4995350052101395194%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D20140107083349%26rk%3D0%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D130907151792 (comes in purple) 

Pouches: They look to be hard plastic, so the same spray paint as the boots for this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qey4TJSNbOA

Boots:Source one, orsmaller sizes (then spray paint). You can also make them using this.

Gloves:These look good. (I figure the tops can be ridged using this tutorial, if so desired.)

Cape:http://diyfashion.about.com/od/costumes/ss/Make_a_Cape.htm

My suggestion would be to take the same fabric as the cape and use it to make the shoulder stripe and the base for the leg belt, though both can be done with the utility belt base above if so desired as well.

And then the usual bodysuit resources. Given that the stripes terminate under the arms and above the knees, though, I think that it may be better to sew up the side stripes as their own thing and then add them over the bodysuit, rather than trying to use the Berrycastle trick as done for most Steph Batgirl costumes.

Main question is the new mask. A plain black bandana may be the best way to go.

All excellent thoughts.  I love that the kid’s tabi boots link has them in my size!  I wonder how comfortable they would be to wear around a con.  Perhaps instead of painting, cover the boots with the same fabric as the cape?  That way you could ridge the fabric (in the same way as the gloves tutorial) then attach to the boots (leaving the sole free, of course).

You know, I feel like I could actually manage that mask.  Part of the reason I’ve never tried a Cassandra costume (despite being the right height, if not the right build) is that I couldn’t bear the thought of a completely face-covering mask over my eyes, nose and mouth all at once.  But this doesn’t give me the heebee jeebees in the same way for some reason; maybe because it would be easy to pull down to breathe if I needed to and wouldn’t obstruct my vision.


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duss005:duss005:i have a feeling a lot of people wont like this direction for her mask, but i wa

duss005:

duss005:

i have a feeling a lot of people wont like this direction for her mask, but i wanted to keep it simple, avoiding the domino mask for now being i feel its more Bat-family oriented. I dont believe she’s under the bat group yet at this point, though, I could be wrong. Here’s hoping DC will use this design down the road.

i also should mention she shouldn’t really be this shiny.. my computer coloring skills are pretty limited and this is the only way i know how to color sketches. i like matte finishes a lot.

I love it!  I think the mask is perfect.  I think the whole thing is perfect!

Damn, but those purple boots/gloves are going to be a bitch to find/make, though…


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powerhonorgrace:Time to put your money where your mouth is! We’ve been demanding it and demanding

powerhonorgrace:

Time to put your money where your mouth is!

We’ve been demanding it and demanding it and now they’re finally delivered. But if we were ever serious and if we want to see DC continue to support Stephanie Brown’s return, then we have to support her return ourselves. You can make as much noise on the internet as you want, but the comics business is a business first and if no one pays to see her, she won’t be around long.

To order your copy of Batman Eternal number one give your comic retailer the Diamond code FEB140140. Stephanie first shows up three weeks later in issue three, FEB140143.


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