Puella Magi Madoka Magica
every so often, I wonder why I’m doing this cosplay
then something like this comes along and kicks my feels in the gut
You’re strong, you can fly.
My hero! <3
Nüshu (literally “women’s writing” in Chinese) is a syllabic script created and used exclusively by women in the Jiangyong County in Hunan province of southern China. Up until the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) women were forbidden access to formal education, and so Nüshu was developed in secrecy as a means to communicate. Since its discovery in 1982, Nüshu remains to be the only gender-specific writing system in the world.
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Lady Avengers! and Black Widow lmao
Based on the official poster with some tweaks (Bruce based on his individual poster). Thanks to everyone who came to the livestream!
I really like the idea of a female character named Nick, actually.
So I finally feel somewhat ready to collect my thoughts about Irene and Moriarty. So many people have written so many smart things. One thing I have noticed tho is people saying they’re so happy about the Moriarty reveal because they ‘hated’ Irene, cos she was a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, cos she was a ‘Mary Sue’, cos she was too girly and pretty and Sherlock was in love with her, and i want to kindly object. The Manic Pixie Dream Girl is an annoying trope and I’m so glad Elementary subverted it, but it’s important when we critique these sexist tropes that we don’t end up hating/critiquing women who embody these tropes, thus losing sight of the larger (white male) power structure controlling their narratives. There’s nothing wrong with a woman being girly, spunky, bouncy, flirtatious, quirky, soft, sweet, vulnerable etc. What’s problematic is when these traits are presented through a white male gaze, and become a composite of ‘ideal womanhood’ at the expense of other women, and are centered around serving the white male character’s needs.
I don’t even watch this series (and probably won’t as the genre isn’t particularly up my alley), but there is some really fucking fascinating commentary coming out of this finale.
“The Disney Princesses at high tea, drawn to look like their film’s ages (Snow White is 75, Cinderella is 62, Aurora is 53, etc.).”
[Image description: Great fanart of humanized ponies from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.]
pinkie pie- white. bottom heavy,fairly tall, TONS of hair. just jolly and bouncy and cute.
rainbow dash- african american. short, sleek, aerodynamic. wants to be a pilot, but for now kicks ass on rollerblades. her hair is a mohawk that emulates her mane
applejack- white. ‘sturdy’ is what I was going for, not sure if I succeeded. farmer’s tan and tons of freckles.
twilight sparkle- indian. scrawny, angular, petite. super symmetrical, has a strong, somewhat masculine jawline.
fluttershy- white, no-op mtf. moved to ponyville to get a new start for herself. found rainbow dash along the way, who is the only one who knows she’s mtf. knows her friends won’t care but it’s still hard telling people. very tall, awkward, wears ill-fitting jumpers and oversized skirts.
rarity- asian, short, plus-sized. big inspiration for her was miss piggy. got sick of not being able to find clothes her size so she started her own fashion line of high end clothes for plus sized ladies.
More gender swapped Valentines for Comics Alliance!
Lum and Ataru!
This one is my favorite. I never read Archie but that’s because this is the stuff I grew up with. Well this and LOTS of Ranma, but a gender swapped Ranma wouldn’t make much sense would it? Haha.
Phew! That’s the last of em. Hope you have a happy Valentine’s Day!
Welcome to: If Male Superhero Costumes were Designed Like Female Superhero Costumes!
Aaaaa I dunno. I got tired of guys having no idea why girls find female superhero’s costumes kinda sexist, so I, um, made this?
My main goals were: 1) Make it so the first thing you think of when you look at them is sex, whether you want to or not. 2) make it so that any male human who looks at this feels really uncomfortable. 3) make it funny, because, well, it’s kinda hilarious really.
Not trying to start a war here, just wanted to poke a bit of fun.
So, here you go menfolk, welcome to being a girl who likes comics.
Really what commentary do I need to add to this?
>2) make it so that any male human who looks at this feels really uncomfortable
What if I don’t feel uncomfortable? :V
I dunno, it’s not like male characters in comics don’t already have absurd hypersexualized designs themselves. But I’m told those “don’t count” because it’s also part of the male fantasy and blah blah blah.
I dunno, I just think this kind of thing is getting super old and they’ve lost their “bite” as far as criticism and commentary on the comic industry goes.
S’all about context. You tell me Power Girl’s design is sexist and I’ll call you an idiot. You tell me Bomb Queen’s design is sexist and I’ll agree with you 100%.
We get it, you don’t like how some females in comics have sexy costume designs. But there are just as many practical and non-sexualized costumes for females in comics that seem to be ignored in these situations. Same goes for the dudes. There are tons of sexist and sexualized designs for dudes and there are just as many practical ones as well.
But without that variety.. eh, things would just be boring.
Just felt like getting that mini-rant out of my system.
There is a difference between “hypersexualized” and “idealized”.
It’s why Wolverine doesn’t fight crime like this;
Even though that’s not a far mark away from this;
Also the difference between Image’s Glory then;
Laughing for real at the commentary before this last one. “Tons of sexualized men in comics”? Are we… looking at the same comics? And one Google Image search for Power Girl will show you a whole bunch of creepy “motivational posters” written by dudes who want to bang her because of her outfit.
People are stupid.
Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.
Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.
In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men lands on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony.
I have mixed feelings on this one. Is the love story really necessary?