Can't Catch a Break
A blog that focused on the Runaways of Young Justice, but gradually became more or less about the vastly underrated POC within the show itself. I also blog general Marvel/DC from time to time. So if that interests you, hey - stick around!
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lykethedog:

What she says: I’m fine

What she means: I’m still furious at Cartoon Network for cancelling Young Justice just before they were going to have a whole season with Static Shock as a mainstay on the team.

defenseoftheancients:

Korra is a show for twelve year olds, a kid by any adult standard.

Believe it or not kids have a basic capability to process stressful situations as storytelling.

Stop trying to feel like you’re watching the next big Emmy-winning shit and just enjoy your kids’ show, for fuck’s sake. Nobody actually cares about whether you belong in your favorite show’s target audience or not.

windona said:

So I take it you like the new Flash series

:’D I do! Barry is an endearing, hopeful protagonist and his supporting team at STAR Labs is pretty great so far. Iris is a legitimate sweetheart and I find it incredibly important that Barry doesn’t try to shove his feelings onto her or distance himself since she’s dating Thawne (and that the show itself doesn’t shame her - she’s a free woman whose allowed to make her own romantic choices). Jon is a respected authority figure and someone that Barry looks up to and sees as his surrogate father. Cisco is a genius that can keep up with Wells and Caitlin and isn’t stereotyped to fit a “Latin@” role of any kind. I like most of what I see so far!

My only complaints are minor, and more fandom-related. The IMMEDIATE attention swung to Barry/Caitlin before the show began as opposed to Barry/Iris was kind of gross and eyeroll-inducing. That, and the fact that the third episode also stars a white-guy villain when apparently the particle accelerator was supposed to randomly hit a lot of people all throughout Central City is uninspiring, to say the least.

thwipped:

quick miles morales for day 9 of inktober. 

ormondhsacker:

randsexual:

scifigrl47:

gingerjuju:

I just don’t understand where this concept of ‘fake geek girls’ came from. Like, AT ALL.

Cus when I look for fandom related stuff like 90% of the fan art and the fanfiction and the meta, zines, comics, etc. Like 90% of the shit that I’ve seen is created by women & girls.

And all that stuff take’s a lot of work and research and critical analysis and staring at reference photos for hours.

We are literally the most well versed and invested group in the fandom. So, like, What the fuck boys? You mad you can’t keep up?

I saw an argument, and I can’t find it now, but it totally made sense, that there’s a gender split in fandom. Male fandom tends to be a curator fandom; male fandom collects, organizes, and memorizes facts and figures. Male fandom tends to be KEEPERS of the canon; the fandom places great weight on those who have the biggest collection, the deepest knowledge of obscure subjects, the first appearances, creators, character interactions.

Female fandom is creative. Females create fanart, cosplay, fanwritings. Female fandom ALTERS canon, for the simple reason that canon does not serve female fandom. In order for it to fit the ‘outsider’ (female, queer, POC), the canon must be attacked and rebuilt, and that takes creation.

"Male" fandom devalues this contribution to fandom, because it is not the ‘right’ kind of fandom. "Girls only cosplay for attention, they’re not REAL fans!" "Fanfiction is full of stupid Mary Sues, girls only do it so they can make out with the main character!" "I, a male artist, have done this pin-up work and can put it in my portfolio! You, a female artist, have drawn stupid fanart, and it’s not appropriate to use as a professional reference!"

In the mind of people who decry the ‘fake geek girl,’ this fandom is not as worthy. It damages, or in their mind, destroys the canon. What is the point of memorizing every possible romantic entanglement of heterosexual white Danny Rand if someone turns around and creates a fanwork depicting him as a bisexual female of Asian descent (thus subverting Rand’s creepy ‘white savior’ origins)? When Danny Rand becomes Dani Rand, their power is lessened. What is important to them ceases to be the focus of the discussion. Creation and curatorship can work in tandom, but typically, in fandom, they are on opposite poles.

This is not to say that there aren’t brilliant male cosplayers or smashing female trivia experts, this is to say that the need of the individual fan is met with opposing concepts: In order for me to find myself in comics, I need to make that space for myself, and that is a creative force. Het white cis males are more likely to do anything possible to defend and preserve the canon because the canon is built to cater to them.

This is genuinely the best post I have ever read.

Comment bolded by me because effing important that’s why.

I tried not to ship it. —me before becoming shipper trash (via spookiis)

anaxolotladay:

you know what’s severely not okay

this

and what’s even more not okay

is that people aren’t talking about how not okay this is

like the fresh spoilers gap is over, let’s talk y’all

because i’m very not okay with this

hahahhahaha…I can’t even have the ultimate universe, fuck. This better not last, I swear to god…

kinkzayn