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lizardvvizard:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Chaos in Ferguson. Sunday night, part 4

[part 1] [part 2] [part 3

Reminder that:

- no, this isn’t over;
- no, these aren’t from earlier in the week;
- no, everything isn’t alright now;
- no, the police haven’t stopped brutalizing peaceful protesters;
- no, police haven’t intervened to stop the looting;
- no, police haven’t responded to emergency 911 calls for people injured by rubber bullets or children hit by cars;
- no, michael brown’s shooter still has not faced any consequences for murdering an unarmed teenager 9 days ago

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sjanae:

kylesimmonsstache:

bastealinghearts:

Apparently kylesimmonsstache gets really excited about art.

LET’S FUCKIN TALK ABOUT ART

"REGULAR" ART

FANART

OH WHOA THAT’S A SWEET ASS MOTHERFUCKING CLASSICAL PAINTING BUT THEN FUCKIN LOOK AT THE DETAIL

JESUS CHRIST

TTHHHIIISSSSS IISSSSS AAAAA PAAAIINNNTTTIIINNNGGGG?!!?!!?!!!?!?!!! WHAT TO HECK????

FUCKIN SWEET ASS DAFT PUNK COLORED PENCILS HELLA

LOOK AT THIS AND TELL ME IT ISN’T FUCKIN RAD AS HELL

MOTHERFUCKING EMBROIDERY?!!!!!!?!?!!?!!?

THIS LOOKS LIKE A SCENE OUT OF A MOVIE

OH SWEET LOOK AT THIS SCULPTURE RIGHT

JUST WAIT A FUCKIN MINUTE HERE

THIS IS A DRAWING MADE TO LOOK LIKE A SCULPTURE I CAN’T FUCKING

LOOK MORE SWEET ASS COLORED PENCIL DRAWINGS
NOW I’M ABOUT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT MY BRO BERNINI OKAY JUST TRUST ME ON THIS

ALREADY GORGEOUS RIGHT

FUCKING LOOK AT THAT LOOK AT IT I’M FUCKING

HOW DOES MARBLE LOOK LIKE GOSSAMER FABRIC HOOOOOWWWW??!!!!?

I love this so much.

sjanae:

kylesimmonsstache:

bastealinghearts:

Apparently kylesimmonsstache gets really excited about art.

LET’S FUCKIN TALK ABOUT ART

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"REGULAR" ART

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FANART

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OH WHOA THAT’S A SWEET ASS MOTHERFUCKING CLASSICAL PAINTING BUT THEN FUCKIN LOOK AT THE DETAIL

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JESUS CHRIST

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TTHHHIIISSSSS IISSSSS AAAAA PAAAIINNNTTTIIINNNGGGG?!!?!!?!!!?!?!!! WHAT TO HECK????

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FUCKIN SWEET ASS DAFT PUNK COLORED PENCILS HELLA

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LOOK AT THIS AND TELL ME IT ISN’T FUCKIN RAD AS HELL

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MOTHERFUCKING EMBROIDERY?!!!!!!?!?!!?!!?

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THIS LOOKS LIKE A SCENE OUT OF A MOVIE

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OH SWEET LOOK AT THIS SCULPTURE RIGHT

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JUST WAIT A FUCKIN MINUTE HERE

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THIS IS A DRAWING MADE TO LOOK LIKE A SCULPTURE I CAN’T FUCKING

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LOOK MORE SWEET ASS COLORED PENCIL DRAWINGS

NOW I’M ABOUT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT MY BRO BERNINI OKAY JUST TRUST ME ON THIS

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ALREADY GORGEOUS RIGHT

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FUCKING LOOK AT THAT LOOK AT IT I’M FUCKING

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HOW DOES MARBLE LOOK LIKE GOSSAMER FABRIC HOOOOOWWWW??!!!!?

I love this so much.

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gailsimone:

thechurchillreview:

Contains SPOILERS for New 52 Batgirl!

Farewell Gail Simone: Thanks For the Memories 

Yesterday, Gail Simone’s final issue of the New 52 Batgirl, published by DC Comics, came out. She’s been on my favorite New 52 title (since 2011) in the post-Flashpoint DC Comics Universe. Typing this is difficult, through the tears in my eyes. 

I’ve positively adored Simone’s run on New 52 Batgirl. Gail made the transition of losing Oracle, one of my top comic book characters of all-time, a lot more bearable. A feat I didn’t think was possible, in the slightest. 

I felt after Gordon was shot in the back in Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke and became Oracle that she was able to separate herself from the Bat Family label, metamorphosing into a prominent and universal role within the DC Universe instead. Her strength came from her intelligence, not any physical prowess. Although, she could thrash bad guys from her wheelchair, if necessary, still. Furthermore, Barbara being confined to a wheelchair provided an iconic character for the disabled community: an honest rarity in the world of comics. 

So, why is New 52 Batgirl on “my must have as soon as can list” precisely? 

Because Gail has a firm grasp on the character of Barbara Gordon: she loves her and it shows. I truly believe if anyone else had dared to tackle the transformation of Barbara into Batgirl again, it wouldn’t of been as smooth nor splendid as Simone orchestrated it. Years of penning the comic book series The Birds of Prey which heavily featured Oracle significantly helped, I’m sure.

In New 52 Batgirl, Simone has had Barbara realistically struggle with just being a reborn vigilante (PTSD, doubting herself), created a cast of new memorable characters (Shauna Belzer a.k.a. The Ventriloquist, Knightfall/Charise Carnes plus Barbara’s transgender roommate/activist of Singaporean descent Alysia Yeoh), reincorporated a Secret Six fan-favorite member back into the DC Comics continuity (Ragdoll), and took some already existing characters in directions I’ve never seen before (Poison Ivy in Batgirl Annual #2)! 

Also, with the New 52 unfortunately came this “everything needs to be darker” mentality. Appreciate y’all wrecking Wonder Woman! Thanks again Brian Azzarello…

Simone’s narratives were in a similar vein. This grittier tone DC Comics has insisted on having, for some idiotic reason. Like editor Brian Cunningham firing Simone until the irate outcry on Twitter from other comic book writers and fans made him reverse his egregious blunder. 

Ray Fawkes, creator of One Soul, wrote in her place for two issues. He regrettably continued a storyline I had been anticipating for Gail to complete. Alas I struggled to read through them. They made me considerably angry. Thankfully, Simone returned with Batgirl #19. 

Additionally, Marguerite Bennett, one of the newest women working in the comic book industry and the writer behind Batman Annual #2, stepped in for Simone to scribe Batgirl #25: Zero Year and Batgirl #30. In fact, in an August 2013 interview with Newsrama, Bennett apologized to readers for not being Simone, “I suppose I’d like to tell you this: I know I’m young and I know I’m new, but so is Barbara in Zero Year. Forgive me for not being Gail Simone or Chuck Dixon or Kelley Puckett or Scott Beatty or Bryan Miller. Forgive me for not being Alan Moore, even. But I could only be a pale and trembling imitation of them, if I tried. They taught me to love the characters who wore the mask of Batgirl. What I offer is different, but for my little part, and this one issue, I hope it moves you.

I drew off of my and my family’s experiences, between a childhood of floods and hurricanes in Virginia and an adulthood of post-Sandy crises in New York. (As a bonus, come November, I’ll tell you which panels of #25 actually happened to my friends and me.)

Also, there will be zeppelins.”

Mark my words right now, Marguerite Bennett is a talent to follow closely. 

Even though I enjoyed every issue of Batgirl Gail penned, sometimes I’d say aloud, “Jeez, does it ever actually get better for Barbara/Batgirl?” Due to the post-Flashpoint tone, the answer is “No, not really.” *Sighs* That can be a bit grating after awhile. No offense Simone. It isn’t your fault. The entire DC Universe reeks of it, ugh. While I understand that a certain degree of dark is expected with Bat Family titles, in some cases, it became overbearing. 

So, naturally, I’d explore other less dour comics, namely non-DC ones. I needed a counter, essentially. Which is I why I checked out titles such as Lumberjanes, Adventure Time, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Saga, Princess Ugg, Shutter, Bravest Warriors, Captain Marvel, and Ms. Marvel (2014). Fantastic decisions. I recommend you read those comics. 

I’m sold on the artwork by Babs Tarr for this new sleeker design of Batgirl. I’m especially digging the usage of a leather jacket instead of spandex. The idea of the cape being snapped to her shoulders is groovy as well (hopefully Barbara doesn’t need to remove it during combat easily or anything like that, lol). 

However, I’m not familiar with the writing of Cameron Stewart nor Brenden Fletcher since they’ve never done it prior to now. Despite that, I’ll be picking up #35 the day it hits (October 8th) the shelves. It seriously sucks to watch Gail Simone depart because she can indeed write less gritty stuff. Read from All-New Atom, The Simpsons, Welcome to Tranquility, current Red Sonja, and her brief run on Deadpool for the proof. Still, I sincerely appreciate what DC Comics is attempting to do at the same time: Finally brighten up their dark New 52 Universe which will make their comics overall less depressing, ideally. Not to mention more accessible to the original target demographic as well. Versus how they are at the moment, yeeeesh. Kids shouldn’t be reading them nowadays, that’s for damn sure. 

In a nutshell, I’ve devoured Batgirl comics under Simone’s deft hand. Thank you Gail! I’m so looking forward to your next project(s)! :’D

But, seeing this preview of a new creative team and Barbara, smiling, fills me with hope. Maybe, just maybe, the New 52 doesn’t have to be solely gloomy. The cover art for #35 seems to confirm this. Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, and Babs Tarr, let’s see what you’ve got. 

Thank you for these very kind words, they mean a great deal.

I am proud of the stories we told. I just wanted to be able to vary the tone. SOME darkness in a batbook makes sense, but I think it’s hard to look at my collected work and find any book other than perhaps Leaving Megalopolis that doesn’t also have some joy and humor in it. The change in bat-editors is allowing much, MUCH greater freedom and I am excited to see some of the new books by creators whose work I really adore. I got to see some pages of Gotham Academy and I am already hooked.

I also want to repeat that I have real confidence in the new Batgirl team. I met Babs Tarr at Boston and she couldn’t be nicer or more enthusiastic. I wish them every possible success although they certainly don’t need my blessing.

Barbara Gordon is the reason I got into comics and the reason I love comics still and the reason I worked at DC Comics and well, she’s just about the coolest redhead in history to me.

Gonna miss her lots.

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People Who Don’t Want To See

gailsimone:

This may seem a little bit irreverent in light of what is going on in Ferguson, I mention it because it seems to be a little bit indicative of a toxic mindset.

A while back, after seeing peaceful protests all over the world ignored by the supposedly leftist media, I wrote a comic book called the Movement.

It was a superhero comic, of a sort, put out by a mainstream publisher and clearly meant to be an action/adventure comic, rather than a deathly serious political tract.

However, despite the powers and costumes, it had a few themes up front; economic disparity, the pervasiveness of classism and racism, the danger of militarizing the police force, and the deliberate marginalization of young people’s attempts to enact change for the better.

The odd thing about the book was people who would review it and critique it had a theme, too. That these problems were ‘over,’ and all linked to the Occupy movement, and thus the themes of the book were ‘dated’ and ‘obsolete.’  Somehow, pretending that these things belonged to one particular protest was absolutely essential to nearly every news story done about the book.

You could sell the scorn by the pound. These people who did stories on the book had their noses so far in the air, and were so rich with entitlement, that a comic that dealt with these things (instead of, say, alien invasions or jewel heists) was somehow ‘jumping on a bandwagon’ and ‘no longer relevant’ at the same time.

That’s fine, you expect that, people don’t want to face unpleasant realities. I get that.

But every day one of these stories came out, every day, there was a story in the news about an unarmed POC being killed by police, or a peaceful protest being met with a Draconian police response. Every single time. It got so odd, I figured it was a bizarre coincidence.

But it’s not. It’s just that those things are so common they occur with far too much regularity.

I love comics. I am not an expert in politics. 

But I do think we can have characters doing more heroic things than punching poor people in the face for a hundred issues. 

This stuff is still happening. I get that superhero comics are escapism for most of us, including me. 

But it’d be nice to see Superman stand up for the people of Ferguson, wouldn’t it?

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What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (EDIT: i’ve discovered that the Brown family wishes for any and all photos of Michael lying in the streets to be removed. please respect this and do so)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

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TOMORROW ON AUGUST 14, 2014: CHICAGO POLICE, FBI AGENTS, AND ILLINOIS STATE TROOPERS WILL BE ENTERING CHICAGO’S ‘TROUBLED’ NEIGHBORHOODS TO HUNT DOWN CRIMINALS. THIS WILL LAST FOR 60 DAYS OR MORE.

racismschool:

sourcedumal:

strugglingwithmyself:

freexcitizen:

strugglingwithmyself:

raychillster:

and this is NOT a good thing. 

I completely agree

WHAT THE FUCK? can I get a source?

http://abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-state-police-deployment-in-chicago-starts-thursday/256983/

Oh fuck. No. No no no no no no no no no no no no no no….

I wasn’t kidding when I said the war is beginning now.

We are in it. This is real. It’s happening.

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  • Lady on the bus next to me:

    Tell me again- what are you not going to do in daycare today?

  • Little boy:

    I will not hit the teacher with a light saber.

  • Lady:

    And why are you not going to hit her with a light saber?

  • Boy:

    It is my toy, and my choice, but if I hit her with the light saber, I'm acting like a Sith.

  • Lady:

    Do you want to be a Sith?

  • Boy:

    No! I am Obi-Wan!