I still buy a majority of my comics from Marvel and DC and it has been that way for many years but the fact of the matter is that fans want something more. They want something more grounded or relatable. They want something more dramatic and unique. You can only go so far with the major superheroes. Their followings are so big and there is such a control by editorial staffs over what you can do with some of these characters. That doesn’t make the work that comes out of DC and Marvel bad. It just is different with a publisher like Image. People who didn’t read comics because it was too ‘spande’” for them have been able to get into comics. They’ve been brought into this medium because of series like Rat Queens, Lazarus, Manhattan Projects and Saga….
The Eisner nominations also prove something else. Comics is no longer a boy’s club. I know every once in a while we see something that makes us think differently, but the fact of the matter is that comics is not a men only industry anymore. Women creators are all over the Eisner nominations this year. More than any year before. 2014 may be the year we see a woman win best writer. Kelly Sue DeConnick is a real contender and so are Emma Rios and Fiona Staples. Despite the still visible sexism in the industry…, there are more women reading and more women creat[ing] and they are finally being recognized. Their work reaches all readers, not just women.
Okay everyone needs to hear this.
It is safe to assume that nearly every piece of fucking information that is seen on the news regarding the rescue mission that is taking place is fake.
When it was reported that people where pumping oxygen into the ferry, they were in process of fucking setting it up.
When they reported that the rescue crew reached the cafeteria with students inside? it was fucking false, they didn’t even get near it.
A total of 555 rescuers 121 helicopters and 169 boats were sent to help? FUCK BARELY 200 PEOPLE ARRIVED 2 fucking helicopters 10 boats were sent.
But most importantly, on the first day this whole thing happened, information was given out that all the students were rescued, so rescue teams along with the parents were idle, thinking that everything was fucking fine. The day was clear, and there was no turbulence, if the reports were sent out correctly, at least 80% of the people would have been rescued on the first fucking day. But now all the crew is doing is coming up with more excuses that the weather is bad, the water is too high, blah fucking blah
Not only that, not just with the whole deal of misinformation the reporters have fucking shit for brains and what do they do? They crowd around survivors, mostly students, and ask ‘Oh how do you feel about your classmates dying.” YOU CALL THAT A FUCKING QUESTION???
Also, BECAUSE the public saw that the rescue team was incompetent, ordinary people with diving experience started to come by with their gear to help out BUT OH MY FUCKING GOD
They were told to go back because they didn’t get authorization to help out. Okay I get it. Having inexperienced civilians dive head first into the situation could have been bad okay BUT THERE WAS BARELY ANY EXPLANATION GIVEN TO THEM AS TO WHY THEY COULDN’T HELP AND PEOPLE WERE BEING FUCKING RUDE ABOUT IT. AND when the parent there said okay fine then send us professional helpers they WERE FUCKING IGNORED.
Some of the civilian helpers couldn’t even reach the sight because the fucking shithead reporters were blocking the sight with their cars.
AND meanwhile, as ALL THIS HAPPENS our government is passing some shady ass laws.
AND the people have TRIED to put out videos and information regarding what REALLY happening BUT a video got deleted 2 seconds after it got posted on Facebook.
I don’t know what the fuck our government and military is doing but the rescue mission has been on hold for nearly 10 fucking hours and
the main point here is that it is being reported that everything is fine and dandy and they SOO many people are helping and whatnot when things are not getting done.
hey guys! just signal boosting so that everyone can sort of see how shitty the current political climate in korea is right now, beneath all that shiny and sparkle of k-pop which seems to be basically the only thing that people care about.
here's an article in a similar vein by a very esteem announcer that says things quite similar to what's written above—while it's in korean, i think that you could probably run it through google translate and do alright.
but yeah, in general, the korean media should probably not be trusted and the korean government is likewise in a similar vein of scumbag douchecanoes. any questions?
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science side of tumblr? explain?
levitate egg sackiatoo
yeah okay thanks hp fandom
the burning candle uses up all the oxygen in the bottle, which creates and a vacuum, and the resulting suction makes the egg go nyooom.
Thank you science side
That’s the explanation I’ve always heard, but something’s wrong here. The fire uses the oxygen, but it doesn’t just disappear. It turns it into something else. Even if carbon dioxide has less volume, causing a vacuum, the egg doesn’t start moving until after the candles go out, even though they continue spewing smoke, which should lessen the suction.
I’m betting it has something to do with temperature.
Yup. It’s not oxygen starvation, it’s thermodynamics. The flames heat up the air inside the bottle, causing it to expand. Then, when the flames go out because of oxygen starvation, the air in the bottle cools and contracts, forming a partial vacuum. Now the air pressure on the outside of the bottle (and its egg stopper) is high enough in relation to the partial vacuum in the bottle that it just squidges the egg into the bottle and impresses the internet.
Sees the “Hail Hydra” meme going around and punches everyone in the face.
Please fucking stop. Just stop.
i’m staying away from tumblr until people are done with this “hail hydra” kick like it’s some kind of joke. jewish people and people from other groups targeted during the holocaust have been saying that they are extremely disturbing, not funny, and should not a trend. if you’ve seen someone say the whole “hail hydra” thing makes them uncomfortable and you still reblog the jokes or make them yourself, then you are disrespecting their wishes and thereby are asserting that your right to make a joke is more important that their right to feel safe. this behavior, as far as I’m concerned, makes you an antisemite.
Seriously, fuck “hail hydra”
worst meme ever. not even kidding.
I don’t care what your excuses are, if you reblog Hail Hydra memes for any reason except to inform the person making them why they’re shitty, you are a bad person.
Hey help me out. I’ve seen people talking about this meme a lot, but haven’t actually seen one yet, so I’m super uninformed. But I have a question about it. In the movies (I don’t know about in the comics) Hydra is bunch of bad guys that are an offshoot of Nazi era bad guys. So like, obviously, the people saying “Hail Hydra” are bad guys.
Sooo… I assume it’s implied that people that say this are in fact, bad guys. Right? Is there some confusion? Are they making role models say it? Are they romanticizing being a Nazi? What’s the deal? I don’t get it. I mean, like, even if they are having “good guys” say it, it seems like the joke would be, “Haha Marvel’s gone crazy and anyone can be Hydra now, you never know!” Because (Spoilers) Some of our favorite good guys from Agents of Shield turned out to be Hydra in a surprise twist.
Not that the joke is that ‘being a Nazi is somehow preferable ‘? Seriously I’m NOT trying to say anything remotely pro-Nazi, or against people that feel attacked or anything like that. I’m also not saying that making jokes is more important than other people’s right to feel safe. I just genuinely don’t understand what about it is making them feel unsafe?
Although, if mentioning Nazi’s AT ALL makes them feel unsafe then I’d say we’ve gone too far with self-censorship. Exploring anti-semantic history/themes through media and storytelling is essential to educating people about the ways discrimination works and how to fight against it. And if the joke is indeed, “Woah! Anyone can be Hydra/a Nazi. Surprise!” That essentially translates to, “It turns out people you care about are also capable of discrimination.” Which I think is a good lesson and discussion topic both within the fans of the fictional universe and their real world counterparts.
Thoughts? I reiterate I haven’t actually seen the meme first hand, and this is meant to be read as a question, not a statement.
This commentary is A+
Why exactly is “Hail Hydra” a bad thing? Someone please explain
Firstly, it’s become a meme that has permeated a lot of fandoms (Supernatural, Frozen, Doctor Who, The Hobbit, Batman, Game of Thrones, even Sesame Street, and those are just the few I can think of off the top of my head), so it’s not just ” the bad guys” saying “hail HYDRA” anymore. There’s even a whole blog dedicated to the meme now (I don’t want to link it just to give it more attention, but the url is hailhydra4ever if you really need to see it to understand). It’s role models, people who are supposed to be heroes, people who are supposed to protect others from discrimination and harm.
Like many other issues, if this one existed in a vacuum, then it wouldn’t really be a problem because everyone would understand it’s “just a joke.” But it doesn’t exist out of social context. When Jews see people thinking it’s funny to make a lot of famous heroes say “hail HYDRA” or even see it in text posts that are supposed to be funny or cute, it’s very disturbing. It’s disturbing for me personally to see because the thing that makes the phrase so shocking is that it could come from anyone, apparently, even your neighbor/best friend/basketball coach/mayor/etc., and Jews already face serious amounts of discrimination from all sectors of society. Many of us are not surprised (but still hurt) when friends or acquaintances make antisemitic remarks or perpetuate harmful stereotypes.
In fact, Jews have an incredibly long, bloody history of being persecuted and murdered by their neighbors and other people they have had to put their trust in. I’m sure I don’t need to give you a history lesson on how just about every country in Europe handed over its Jews to Nazi Germany when they asked. If you need more proof that Jews have been routinely massacred by people close to them, simply google the word “pogrom.”
When Jews are murdered by a man shouting “Heil Hitler” at them when they are coming out of their community center in the week of Passover, when authority figures defend the shooter and speak well of him, Jews are never allowed to forget that antisemitism is alive and well. We are constantly reminded that we live among people who would rather see us dead than alive. Sometimes we’re shocked to find out those people live in our communities, visit the same restaurants we do, and perhaps even have our trust. So when we come on to tumblr (a space we have to share with actual nazis who frequently harass us!) and see that people think it’s funny that characters like Anna from Frozen or Thorin from The Hobbit (whose story is actually meant to be analogous to that of Jews!) are actually secret Nazis who support Nazi ideology and Nazi science, it means there is no space in our lives where we are safe. I cannot understand how people think the idea of undercover Nazis is funny enough to make into a joke, when Jews have been killed by neoNazis in their own communities this very week!
It’s not an issue of “It turns out people you care about are also capable of discrimination.” When you’re a Jew who sees a “hail HYDRA” joke, it’s an issue of “It turns out people you care about think you’re subhuman and want you dead” and even if it’s meant to be a simple pop-culture reference, it’s still not a joke to us. See the difference?
To recap: people making jokes of “hail HYDRA” romanticizes/makes cool or edgy the idea that there are undercover Nazis (or at least people who support Nazi science) everywhere, when in fact, there are actual neoNazis everywhere. Making light of this fact is extremely damaging to Jews because we’re the ones who are victims of that discrimination. We’ve been victims of the real life equivalent of “hail HYDRA.”
(Note: if someone wants to add any other reasons or explanations, or if someone can put it more eloquently, please don’t hesitate to do so)
Also, people have used Magneto, who is Jewish and a Holocaust survivor, and Wanda Maximoff, his daughter, who is Roma and Jewish who’s biological mother and two adoptive parents are Holocaust survivors, and her son, who is Jewish and gay, in Hail Hydra memes, which makes me especially uncomfortable.
Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever been a stripper?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever been to a strip club.
Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever done porn?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever watched porn.
You’re the reason we exist.
You’re the demand to our supply.
If you disdain sex workers, don’t you dare consume our labor.
As they say in the industry, “People jack off with the left hand and point with the right.”
There has only been five female characters comfirmed playable compared to fifteen male characters.
I’m amazed at those exact numbers because 33% is the point where men will start thinking there’s a majority of women in a group.
I cannot wait for those cisphobic, heterophobic asses to have kids.
and they end up having a straight cis male child
damn my child has fundamental human rights and is going to live a life free of oppression what a kick in the balls what a truly terrible thing 2 wish on someone
What was that?
POCS were thriving and had expansive civilizations BEFORE white people came,colonized everything, and “discovered them”?
Go read the source article. And if you haven’t, go read “1491” by Charles Mann. Indigenous people in the Amazon actually found a way to farm that instead of wearing out the soil, actually IMPROVED it with extensive farming. It’s called terra preta and no one has been able to replicate it (not even living indigenous people), and if it were to become replicable it could have enormous impact on agriculture worldwide. #indigenoustechftw
Charles Mann states that for a long time (and still today) outsiders have thought of Amazonian Indian people as “remnants” of the most “primitive” state of humanity, when in fact evidence increasingly points to the idea that modern Amazonian indigenous ways of life are the result of massive upheaval in the face colonizing disease, warfare, land theft, and general genocide. That, effectively, modern Amazonian indigenous people are living in the aftermath of what probably looked a lot like an apocalypse to them.
Which, well, no duh.
are you sure it wasn’t some alien technology that let them farm sustainably before the White Men came & showed them how to civilised?
White people theworld didnt start with your invasion
lmao only white ppl are surprised that civilizationwas doing quite fine before them, thank you.
Nooo the Maya and Inca etc were just man-eating savages/helped by aliens!!!!!!
Pray for South Korea
Hi, please stop reblogging this, these tweets are fake.
Translation of this tweet from the official MCB news twitter. It’s absolutely disgusting that anyone would use a tragedy such as this to get more popularity for their blog.