this fucking show i swear to god
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In comics, the “story” isn’t the words in the balloon, and the storyteller isn’t just the person deciding on plot elements. Storytelling comes from the artist/s of the comic as well as the writer/s of the comic.
The best way to explain storytelling to comics readers is to…
signal boost to this! personally, i think we see comics writers getting the lion’s share of the credit because prominent critics and reviewers are, as a rule, writers themselves.
and they serve a really important purpose! while i can pop on over to the shop, pick up a book, and know almost instantly whether or not i find the visual storytelling useful, it usually takes a much longer investment of time than i have available to pick out the really great writers.
i think there is plenty of room for us to be grateful for all the hard-working critics out there while acknowledging that criticism, like all forms of scholarship, is a necessarily incomplete field. we can all work at being better critics!
They’re all queer. Minako may come off as straight in the anime, but in the manga she is queer as fuck. Here’s how I see them.
Usagi- bi (I was gonna say pan, but actually I do think she finds different things attractive in men, women and inbetween) and potentially eventually polyamorous
Rei- open homoromantic asexual in the manga and PGSM and probably Crystal, closeted (but will eventually come out) lesbian in the 90s anime
Ami- biromantic ace (or maybe just bi- hard to say without more evidence)
Mako- bi- tends to favor boys, but when she crushes on a girl, she crushes hard (see: Ami and Haruka)
Haruka and Michiru- lesbian space princesses
Setsuna- bi- equal level crush on Serenity and Endymion
Chibiusa- bi like mama
Why do you think that they are ALL queer…?
How is Usagi bi? She isn’t in love with Haruka or Seiya (and even doesn’t know that Seiya is a girl until pretty late in the 90’s anime).
Rei has something close to a relationship with a man in the old anime (not saying anything about the other stuff…).
How do you get Ami’s vibes…? From where…? And how is she romnatically connected to Makoto?
Also I don’t think that admiring a woman (what you count as a “crush”) determines one sexuality (Makoto’s admiration for Haruka).
Why is Minako pansexual? (In the manga she has something for Rei, in the old anime she’s into boys - or do you consider her crush on Yaten as evidence?)
Setsuna has a crush on Endymion - that one’s true. But she just respects her queen… That doesn’t count as a crush.
Why is Hotaru a lesbian? Because she is close to Chibiusa…? Is that also the reason why you count Chibiusa as bisexual? Being close to a person also doesn’t determine your sexuality…
I don’t think that making people more queer than they are is better than making queer people heterosexual…
the better question is, why the fuck do you care about my headcanons? Do not follow my blog if you’re going to bother me with your heteronormative bullshit.
and you’re right, Usagi is so completely straight, there is no evidence she’s bi.
She completely platonically gets off on lingerie clad friends groping her breast
Minako is doing some really heteorsexual boob groping in her most heterosexual outfit too.
True, Usagi is known for going on buses specifically to check out hot girls, then getting hearts in her eyes and following them off the bus bc in her words “she’s so pretty”
How on earth could anyone read that as queer?
Note the official translation had her saying “I’ll forgive anything if it’s a pretty girl” or “I’ll do anything a pretty girl tells me to” something that people would be JUST SILLY to think is a sign Usagi is attracted to pretty girls.
And there was totally never the slightest sign she was attracted to Haruka
how heterosexually her heart pounds and she swoons slightly as she prepares for haruka to kiss her, offering no resistance.
Usagi completely heterosexually had a dream about Haruka kissing her after it happened and woke up flushed and feeling like she’d cheated on Mamoru, which I’m not sure why she’d think that. considering how straight she is.
In the anime, she was stalked Haruka for an entire episode and asked if she had a girlfriend in a heterosexual way, was head over heels about the idea of dancing with her in a heterosexual way, and the other girls swooned and were jealous of usagi for dancing with her in a heterosexual way.
And you’re right! Rei had a guy who has a crush on her in the anime! It’s true that she said outright she didn’t have any feelings for him and simply admired his devotion to her in her R episode with Koan, but we all know women aren’t allowed to decide whether they want to be in a relationship with a guy who likes him. If a guy likes them, they are OBLIGATED to return their feelings! And Rei definitely wasn’t know to have really gay moments with Usagi.
and it’s not like Usagi ever teased her about possibly being gay, or that she tried to hide an interest in attractive women.
I’m such a silly, where do I get this stuff.
And she comes off as so hetero in the manga. Definitely nothing ever implied there.
nooooope. Nothing implied with Minako either (ps i did say Minako might come off as straight in the anime- however, since her anime character wasn’t as developed, i tend to fill in gaps with her manga and pgsm characterization.)
definitely they weren’t super queer in PGSM or anything either.
(don’t think being “they type who doesn’t like boys” means Rei isn’t straight. It’s a new type of straightness we haven’t identified but we’re working hard)
And yeah, that Makoto and her platonic fascination with Ami’s butt, that she doesn’t take her eyes off for a full minute
And how could I read Chibiusa and Hotaru’s friendship as anything but platonic? I mean, Hotaru totally platonically fondling Chibiusa’s naked chest.
totally platonically gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes. while naked. Foreheads touching.
this completely platonic scene
Hotaru may have never shown any interest in boys, but you’re right, i should read her as straight regardless.
how could anyone think that was gay, with that phrasing. Especially since Mamoru watches on and describes it as “giving his daughter away as a bride”. Platonically.
I’m so sorry that I, a silly, stupid queer woman, dared try to read any of these characters as queer. Everyone is straight until proven otherwise, you’re right. You’ve shown me the way with your hetero wisdom.
(guess what? Even if this wasn’t all true? It wouldn’t fucking matter. I can read characters however I want, and no one needs “evidence” they are not straight. Straight should not be the fucking default, and queer people can look for representation and read relationships as romantic or platonic. You can bet if they were het, none of these relationships would be read as platonic. And there is a much evidence for a crush on Serenity for Pluto as there is for Endymion- neither are outright confirmed in the text of the manga, just “admiration”. Naoko says Setsuna has “adulterous” feelings which could refer to BOTH OF THEM (I doubt that’s what she MEANT, but she didn’t say anything concrete, so guess what? I can interpret it as I want). So get the hell out of here with your assumptions).
(Also I read Haruka as genderqueer in the manga. I hope that makes you REALLY upset).
I want to wear this post as a cloak, the Sailor Senshi are all hella queer and I will throw down if you say otherwise
best thing i’ve seen on tumblr maybe ever
steven universe is finally back from hiatus!
really fun character design on sugilite, and the voice work from nicki minaj was great.
i’ve missed this show!
Meet Cakes Da Killa on Ebro in the Morning!
GO THE FUCK OFFFFFFF
Stumbled a little at the start….caught myself…said fuck my nerves & just kept it cunt. #HOT97 #SHEIT #SHELIT Big moment, big lessons learnt, the carry continues.
unbelievable the ignorant shit they try to catch the kid with but cakey makes em eat it n he looks damn cute doin it too so
CLIPPING. RELEASES ONE-OFF TRACK “KNEES ON THE GROUND” - “A PARADIGMATIC WHITE-COP-KILLS-AN-UNARMED-BLACK-KID-AND-GETS-AWAY-WITH-IT TALE”
This new track from clipping. comes along with a description from William Hutson of the group that trumps anything we could say:
Our new track “Knees On The Ground” might benefit from an explanation. This is the most unguarded I ever intend to be when writing about Clipping.
What had happened was this: our very brief UK/Europe trip got called-off the day before we were supposed to get on a plane to London. Since we didn’t have any other plans, we met up in the studio with an idea to crank out a new track. On our list of songs to finish was one particular piece aimed directly at the club (or, at least, our twisted idea of what clubs should play). But none of us were in the mood for it. Each of us had spent the previous several days following the news of protests in Ferguson, MO. It was the only thing on our minds. We couldn’t bring ourselves to think about anything else, so we decided to direct our fear, our revulsion, our heartbreak into a new track.
The problem was that we’d defined our band — in interviews and to each other — as decidedly-not-an-activist-project. Diggs’s lyrics have been criticized for seeming apolitical, at least in comparison to what many listeners (perhaps rightly) expect to hear from an ‘experimental’ rap group. I have many times said (perhaps naïvely) that our politics lie in our structures, in our formal engagement with the rap genre. We love its conventions, its clichés, and we’re not above them. We see our participation in rap as something resembling an old punk flyer — an out-of-context collage of charged images with an fractured, contradictory, multiple point-of-view. I hope that our more dedicated listeners hear this and understand that we’re not interested in spoon-feeding them a position. At the same time, I’ve always assumed that they pretty much agree with us on most issues anyway. (We have yet to meet the misogynist, homophobic, white supremacist Clipping fan with an MBA and an NRA mebership).
So what do we do when all we can think about, all we can feel, is a profound injustice — yet another young unarmed person of color is murdered by a police officer? How does a band, which overtly rejects affect and the emotions, address something that is, for its authors, a deeply felt, deeply affecting topic? Well, we don’t entirely know. But the fact is: there’s more truth in Diggs’s lyrics than we generally let on. “Inside Out” describes a drive-by shooting in Oakland, “Chain” is about three stick-ups. They are presented with a lot of detail and specificity (perhaps the result of personal experience). But at the same time, they represent archetypal scenarios within rap music. One trope we had yet to explore as Clipping was the anti-police rap — the lineage of Public Enemy, NWA and Paris, straight through The Coup, and all the way into the ‘stop snitching’ panic of the early 2000s. “Knees On The Ground” is a paradigmatic white-cop-kills-an-unarmed-black-kid-and-gets-away-with-it tale — a story that happens all the fucking time in the US. What we have learned — from our first hand experience in Oakland in 2009, and from the media coverage of Ferguson in 2014 — is that the second part of this story involves a police response better suited to a war zone than to an American city. Cops think they’re playing Call Of Duty when they’re supposed to be part of a community. If Ferguson were in Iraq, Obama would have sent in an airstrike already.
This is the least obtuse Diggs’s lyrics will ever get. We’re embarrassed by the timeliness of this track. We do not intend to capitalize on what is, undoubtedly, a terrible tragedy. But journalists make think-pieces and we make songs. Writers write what they know, and this is what we know right fucking now.
clipping. just put out this heartbreaking police brutality track. bill hutson offers an unusually straightforward explanation of the how and why. listen and read. i’m gonna go cry a little more.
haha i guess i listen to drone on youtube more than i would have thought?
mostly, though, i like how youtube’s algorithms are reminding me of all the other kids who learned to love weird music by growing up with games.
the score to metroid ii is spectacular, by the way. treat yourself!
zach weiner on the science channel
really enjoying these short commentary tracks tom siddell has been releasing for gunnerkrigg court.
i first found gunnerkrigg via tom’s delightful entry in scary go round idol over eight years ago. over the years i have followed it more faithfully than any other form of media.
it is my favorite.
OTAKON 2014!!! This is our completed cosplay of the Kevin Wada Illustration!!! To top off a wonderful weekend, for my birthday Marielly (Sailor Mars) got me the print!!!!!! :D
Also super happy that a couple people recognized where we were from though it was amusing having people think I was Sailor Thor haha. The armor is made from worbla and this was my first time working with it and while it was fun to make it was also a bit difficult but that was my own fault for cramming this cosplay into a week and a half to finish. YAY!
major kudos to these two heroes of fandom; kevin wada’s sailor senshi illustration is basically the best, and they did a really slick job!
now how long must we wait for a full set of eleven
also when do i get around to commissioning a wada-style sailor kakyuu+starlights
Technology then and now
at first i thought it was the same number then I noticed it said GB and damn
As one of the tech review magazines said a few years ago when the first 32 GB micro SD cards came out, “At last it is possible for a single human being to accidentally swallow all of the data collected by the Apollo Program.”
now that is a review
It’s 2014, you could swallow the data value of the library of alexandria at this point, hell give it enough time you can fart reading rainbows
I love the idea of technological progress being measured in terms of how much civilization one can accidentally eat.
future present, everyone is galactus