23 4 / 2014

dcwomenkickingass:

Last week I made a comment about being by what the the current Batwoman writer Marc Andreyko said in an interview about DADT as part of Kate’s story. Andreyko later stopped by the blog to clarify things. I also received some input on my comment from a reader of the blog, Moira Phippen, which turned into a short discussion on where Batwoman was a character and her thoughts on Andreyko as a writer. I was so taken with her insights that I asked her to expand on them in a guest post. Here she discusses the three different authors that Kate Kane has had and their differing approaches to the character’s queer identity. Her thoughts follow and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

I found Kate Kane just around the time of my life that I was beginning to come out, to my friends, family, community, partners, and even to myself. As a character, she is so crucial to me. Seeing a queer-identifying character take on the “Bat” name, and not just a girl, but as a “woman,” self-assured, confident, aware of herself and who she was… I can’t express how much an image like her was meaningful to me as a young adult coming to terms with a conclusion about her sexuality that she had tried her very best to avoid. No matter the writer, Kate has always embraced who she is, no apologies offered. Rucka, Williams, and now Andreyko have become some of my most treasured authors due to the care each have taken with Kate.

As I have grown older, I’ve embarked on my own path to being more like Kate: I try to be brave like her, bold like her, uncompromising like her. My relationship with each writer’s Kate - because they are, all of them, different Kates - has developed with me. In a way, they each represent different kinds of interpretations and portrayals of the queer experience and identity, all of which hold some unique and different value or impact. 

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A very interesting reading of the different queer aspects Batwoman has dealt with, by being written by three different writers. It has made want to read the title again.

23 4 / 2014

cross-connect:

Caryn Drexl born 1980, is a self-taught conceptual and portrait photographer based in north/central Florida, USA. She has a unique approach to taking female portraits. Her style is like the photographic version of Edgar Allan Poe, with its imaginative details and vague sense of discomfort. She openly admits that “Everything I know I learned through trial and error or the internet.” Although she loves the look of film, and does own some vintage cameras, for practicality she prefers working with digital images. And no big cameras either, “I have girly little hands and a dislike for big heavy cameras that’ll break my wrist or my neck, so the littler ones suit me well.”

You can find more of Caryn’s mysteries in her Etsy shop, CarynDrexl.

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23 4 / 2014

ajnerdess:

quietoutspoken:

lexandrochka-10:

The last day of Harry Potter.

MY HEART.

Saddest point in film history ever

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23 4 / 2014

sispurrier:

X-Force #7 solicits. In stores July 7th 2014.
(W) Simon Spurrier (A/CA) Rock-He Kim
• X-Force has barely survived an encounter with their newest foe-the swaggering superhuman arms dealer VOLGA…•  …and with their secrets brought to light, they’re barely surviving EACH OTHER. How will Cable’s team keep it together to carry out their mission?•  Well I can tell you part of the answer: DOMINO is back! But she could just be in over her head already…

sispurrier:

X-Force #7 solicits. In stores July 7th 2014.

(W) Simon Spurrier (A/CA) Rock-He Kim
• X-Force has barely survived an encounter with their newest foe-the swaggering superhuman arms dealer VOLGA…
•  …and with their secrets brought to light, they’re barely surviving EACH OTHER. How will Cable’s team keep it together to carry out their mission?
•  Well I can tell you part of the answer: DOMINO is back! But she could just be in over her head already…

22 4 / 2014

kierongillen:

thisdisappearingland:

I asked the amazing Lydia Anslow at hackedmotionart.tumble.com for a Loki/ Lying Cat team-up and she blew my mind with the final result.

Delightful.

kierongillen:

thisdisappearingland:

I asked the amazing Lydia Anslow at hackedmotionart.tumble.com for a Loki/ Lying Cat team-up and she blew my mind with the final result.

Delightful.

22 4 / 2014

sispurrier:

I was approached by an interviewer not long ago with some questions about the end of my run on X-Men Legacy. It was the nature of the story I chose to tell that there were certain ambiguities and uncertainties programmed into the closing of the tale. It’s arguably the nature of many (most?)…

Another goodby to the beautiful words and ideas of X-men Legacy that Spurrier gave us all.

22 4 / 2014

(Fuente: 1los, vía comixology)

22 4 / 2014

22 4 / 2014

brianmichaelbendis:

Wonder Woman Day 2010 poster by Alex Ross

brianmichaelbendis:

Wonder Woman Day 2010 poster by Alex Ross

(Fuente: alexhchung)

22 4 / 2014

ruckawriter:

I rarely use this to just blog. I’m going to just blog now, so you can all just ignore this if it’s not to your liking.

Warning. Contents under pressure.

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Rucka tells it like it is.