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3 weeks ago | 294,396 notes

cyndisision:

nateswinehart:

Being good to each other is so important, guys.

This did not go where I expected it to go.

Via Standalone Digressions
1 month ago | 4,083 notes
ittousagi:

eschergirls:

So yesterday I found out that Randy Queen (artist of DarkChylde) filed a bunch of DMCA takedown notices to Tumblr to remove posts of his covers on this blog (the entire posts, not just the images).  I’ve also gotten messages from other users that he’s had their stuff removed too (redraws, etc that have been featured here).  Non-critical Tumblr posts of his art/covers and those praising his work appear to be unaffected.
I’m writing this to let other people who run sites that might have criticized his work ( thehawkeyeinitiative, bikiniarmorbattledamage, boobsdontworkthatway, repair-her-armor, comicartcorrections etc) know that he seems to use DMCA takedowns to remove pages that are critical of his work.  And, to be prepared that he might have Tumblr remove your posts without warning (there was no prior communication of any kind, or conventional requests for removal).
Also, if you’ve submitted redraws of his stuff to these sites, you might want to ask them to put them private for now (if he complains about a submission you’ve made, Tumblr will count it as a complaint against your account).
To date, Mr. Queen is the only artist who has taken this kind of action - other artists and publishers seem to understand Escher Girls & other similar sites are fair use and criticism, and that fan discussion, positive or negative, is important and helpful to their business. (In fact, the creators I’ve interacted with are either fans of EG, or expressed disagreement but know that it’s fan criticism.)
If anybody is curious about what his DarkChylde art looked like and why they were featured on this blog you can find them here.
(Don’t harass him on his Facebook or Tumblr by the way.  I’m not interested in having a feud with him, just letting people know what’s going on.)

Randy Queen seems to have intimidated Tumblr into removing all of this post’s previous reblogs.
EVERYBODY NOW REBLOG THIS POST AD INFINITUM!!!
Don’t let internet bullies get their way.

ittousagi:

eschergirls:

So yesterday I found out that Randy Queen (artist of DarkChylde) filed a bunch of DMCA takedown notices to Tumblr to remove posts of his covers on this blog (the entire posts, not just the images).  I’ve also gotten messages from other users that he’s had their stuff removed too (redraws, etc that have been featured here).  Non-critical Tumblr posts of his art/covers and those praising his work appear to be unaffected.

I’m writing this to let other people who run sites that might have criticized his work ( thehawkeyeinitiative, bikiniarmorbattledamage, boobsdontworkthatway, repair-her-armor, comicartcorrections etc) know that he seems to use DMCA takedowns to remove pages that are critical of his work.  And, to be prepared that he might have Tumblr remove your posts without warning (there was no prior communication of any kind, or conventional requests for removal).

Also, if you’ve submitted redraws of his stuff to these sites, you might want to ask them to put them private for now (if he complains about a submission you’ve made, Tumblr will count it as a complaint against your account).

To date, Mr. Queen is the only artist who has taken this kind of action - other artists and publishers seem to understand Escher Girls & other similar sites are fair use and criticism, and that fan discussion, positive or negative, is important and helpful to their business. (In fact, the creators I’ve interacted with are either fans of EG, or expressed disagreement but know that it’s fan criticism.)

If anybody is curious about what his DarkChylde art looked like and why they were featured on this blog you can find them here.

(Don’t harass him on his Facebook or Tumblr by the way.  I’m not interested in having a feud with him, just letting people know what’s going on.)

Randy Queen seems to have intimidated Tumblr into removing all of this post’s previous reblogs.

EVERYBODY NOW REBLOG THIS POST AD INFINITUM!!!

Don’t let internet bullies get their way.

Via IttoUsagi was...is...here.
2 months ago | 14 notes
cyndisision:

Very important Loki epiphany!
In an issue where Loki wipes out the Avengers’ database on himself…
So he can rid himself of stories that paint him in a light he hates…
Because when you’re a god out of myth, stories define who you are…
He admits to writing slashfic on the internet. And you know, with a narcissist like Loki, it’s ALL ABOUT HIM.
So basically, Loki retconned himself into the Tumblr Disney elf prince he is today. Loki smashed the champagne bottle on the bow of the SS FrostIron.

cyndisision:

Very important Loki epiphany!

In an issue where Loki wipes out the Avengers’ database on himself…

So he can rid himself of stories that paint him in a light he hates…

Because when you’re a god out of myth, stories define who you are…

He admits to writing slashfic on the internet. And you know, with a narcissist like Loki, it’s ALL ABOUT HIM.

So basically, Loki retconned himself into the Tumblr Disney elf prince he is today. Loki smashed the champagne bottle on the bow of the SS FrostIron.

Via Standalone Digressions
3 months ago | 2,015 notes

35 Practical Tools for Men to Further Feminist Revolution

pamelaclark:

On Facebook, a friend recently linked to an article called 20 Tools for Men to Further Feminist Revolution. Although he liked the list, he (correctly) noted that most of the suggestions were quite academic.*

His comments have prompted me to create a list of more practical tools. Most…

Via Pamela Clark
3 months ago | 7 notes

Building a better future for LGBTQ+ youth.

watchtheswitch:

Last night was painful to sit through, but it left me hopeful about the future.

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The Vancouver School Board (VSB) had their third public meeting last night, to discuss policy revisions designed to support and protect LGBTQ+ students, especially those who are trans and gender-variant.

I blogged prior to the event, and wanted to report back.

The meeting happened in a packed room. There was a packed overflow room, and many more people waiting in the lobby. Supporters of the policy showed up early, and my heart rose to see their diversity. There were children, teenagers, young adults, parents, and grandparents. There were queer people of colour, supporters pinning rainbow and trans flags to wheelchairs and scooters, members of P-FLAG, and young families. 

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Via Tear Down the Wall
4 months ago | 6,295 notes
emeraldcitycomicon:


As you may remember, we asked Emerald City Comicon attendees to fill out a survey after this year’s show, to get a better idea of what worked, what didn’t, and who are attendees are. The majority of the data we received will remain private to our team, but we thought this piece of information was quite interesting and worth of sharing.
In response to the question, “what is your gender?”, with a blank text box to fill in, we received a wide variety of answers. When we compile the data, these are the results:
52% of respondents referred to themselves as female (examples of terminology include: “cis female”, “female”, “female identifying” “girlthing”, “lady”, “Wonder Woman”)
46% of respondents referred to themselves as male (examples of terminology include: “cis male”, “boy”, “dood”, “I’m a MAN!”, “male”, “man?”)
2% of respondents referred to themselves in non-binary terms (examples of terminology include: “agender”, “genderfluid”, “genderqueer”, “non-binary”, “Is Bad-Ass a gender?”, “Cthulhu”, “a nebulous glow cloud”)
We can’t break down the responses further without risking a breach of privacy, but the responses we did receive were quite illuminating, and helpful in providing us with a more accurate view of our attendees.
So thank you for filling out the survey, and being honest with us about how you identify your gender. We will do our best to make sure every Emerald City Comicon attendee feels welcome at our convention, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

emeraldcitycomicon:

As you may remember, we asked Emerald City Comicon attendees to fill out a survey after this year’s show, to get a better idea of what worked, what didn’t, and who are attendees are. The majority of the data we received will remain private to our team, but we thought this piece of information was quite interesting and worth of sharing.

In response to the question, “what is your gender?”, with a blank text box to fill in, we received a wide variety of answers. When we compile the data, these are the results:

  • 52% of respondents referred to themselves as female (examples of terminology include: “cis female”, “female”, “female identifying” “girlthing”, “lady”, “Wonder Woman”)
  • 46% of respondents referred to themselves as male (examples of terminology include: “cis male”, “boy”, “dood”, “I’m a MAN!”, “male”, “man?”)
  • 2% of respondents referred to themselves in non-binary terms (examples of terminology include: “agender”, “genderfluid”, “genderqueer”, “non-binary”, “Is Bad-Ass a gender?”, “Cthulhu”, “a nebulous glow cloud”)

We can’t break down the responses further without risking a breach of privacy, but the responses we did receive were quite illuminating, and helpful in providing us with a more accurate view of our attendees.

So thank you for filling out the survey, and being honest with us about how you identify your gender. We will do our best to make sure every Emerald City Comicon attendee feels welcome at our convention, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

Via Bedside Notepad
6 months ago | 30,326 notes

Tumblr genuinely is younger than most other social platforms, and more diverse. A greater proportion of its users are people of colour than on any other major platform. Women users make up a higher percentage than anywhere else bar Pinterest. Teenagers over-index dramatically. And while Pew and other research agencies don’t tend to ask about sexuality or gender identification, LGBT visibility in Tumblr fandom is very high. What looks to dim outsiders as some kind of obsession with “social justice” often just springs from people talking about themselves, their lives and the shit that happens to them.

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Just one of many excellent parts in this piece by Tom Ewing (which is only a little bit about Tumblr.)

(The piece is about Marvel fandom, though that’s not apparent from this quote.)

(via velociraptorchan)

This is exactly why people refer to Tumblr in dismissive tones, though. This is no accident. 

"Hysterical", "over-emotional", "irrational" means too many women

"obsessed with social justice" means too many POC, too many LGBTA, too many disabled/chronically ill people. Not just talking about their own lives, talking period, without being immediately silenced.

Makes some folks very uncomfortable.

It’s too blatant to even be a dogwhistle. 

(via rubyvroom)

This is an extremely interesting insight, for me at least. And sheds some light on certain reactions to this blog both from the tumblr platform itself, and from other external websites. I wonder how medievalpoc and ideas about it are affected by overall perceptions about tumblr as a blogging platform, and the way its users are perceived. It lends some context to some of the assumptions people have made about my age, gender, race and *ahem* “relative credibility”.

Personally, I am in love with the interactive elements here.

(via oreides)

(Source: jakec)

Via The Cheese Princess
8 months ago | 96,805 notes

reggaerista:

buzzfeedfood:

Done by a sushi chef in Tokyo

i love you

Via Diane Duane
12 months ago | 171,728 notes

bandgeeklikeme:

So I went to Dragon*Con a few weeks ago and found a great Snape and Ten cosplaying near each other. It was in the busy section of the vendor fair so I just asked for a picture of them together and ten just said “on a scale of 1-11 how close do you want us?” so I said “uh…12”
AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED

I THINK I ACCIDENTALLY CREATED FAN FICTION

Via The Sweet Imperfections of a Hot Mess of a Girl.