Dark Horse announced today that we’re going to be publishing an Avatar: the Last Airbender comics, written by Gene Luen Yang. I’ve known about this for a while—I distinctly remember yelling and jumping up and down in the hall outside my office when I first heard—but the official…
This is really reassuring me in regards to: professionals being threatened with blacklisting in the entertainment industry for speaking their mind about serious issues. I remember when Gene Yang spoke out on his blog against TLA and he advocated racebending.com. He got so much flak for it - and I mean aggressive, threatening, hate-filled flak - I feared the worst for his success in the industry.
So Gene Yang being chosen to write the new A:TLA comics? Makes my week. This is why I can look at racebending.com and say - yay, we done good.
So hi! You don't know me at all, but we were both in the comics fandom way back in the 90's (mostly x-men stuff if I remember), and I've always always loved your art, and 13-year-old me just got super excited that you followed me back!
I don't mean to be creepy or anything. I just wanted to blurt out my affection for your work. :)
God, weren’t the 90’s the bestest era for being a teenager and squeeing over X-Men comics?? HEEEEEE, THANK YOU!
As audiences continue to debate whether The Help is an inadequate racial drama or a crowd-pleasing discussion starter, Treme actor Wendell Pierce has joined the fray. “The movie The Help was painful to watch,” he tweeted last night. “This passive segregation lite was hurtful.” Pierce went to a screening with his mother, who told her son for the first time that she, too, had once been “the help”; she was angry that the movie was sentimentalized and didn’t touch on the curtailed education options for black children that often steered them toward a lifetime of maid service. “[I was] watching the film in UptownNewOrleans to the sniffles of elderly white people while my 80 year old mother was seething,” wrote Pierce. “She told me how she wasn’t allowed in the kitchen. She couldn’t eat during a 12 hour shift. Only left overs if there was any. She couldn’t drink water from the kitchen but had to go to the faucet out doors.” Even more problematic for Pierce was the presence of Emma Stone’s lead character: “Hollywood loves the formula: the Great White Savior. I am tired of this cliche. These black women didn’t need a young white woman be empowered.”(via Vulture)
I am going to create a show called “Two Fairly Attractive White Dudes Doing Stuff” and wait for the money to roll in.
One will be straight-laced and by-the-book, the other will be the suave wild card. They will have what possibly can be construed as sexual tension, but will never go past anything other than tongue-and-cheek jokes.
omg this sounds so original and ground-breaking. Fans, get ready for an exciting show with so many new fannish possibilities!!
It feels like I’m forever stumbling across all my friends on tumblr by total accident. FRIENDS, WHERE ARE YOU.
SO THIS IS WHERE YOU WENT. *old fashioned GLOMP*
*INSERT T00BAGE* sadly no, i’m only here like a few days a month
then i just flail at everything on my dash and go away again
I’m pretty much all Tumblr-love and HAVE ABANDONED LJ for the first time in like ten years lolol what is this, it feels weird. And yet kind of a relief.
I’m glad when I see friends popping up!
tumblr seems to be all the awesome of LJ in distilled, wankless, cliqueless form. IT’S SO PEACEFUL HERE.
farreal. and the best part being that I’ve like already hashed through so many of the arguments that come through tumblr about social issues that now I can be like “oh yay, it’s being discussed over here too? ENJOY, PEEPS. GOOD LUCK SORTING IT OUT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND — oh look there’s Guy Gardner mooning Batman LOL GOOD TIMES AMIRITE”
I’m thinking me and the feminist blogosphere need to have a little chat about the difference between hating a female character, and hating how said female character is positioned within the narrative by male writers. This should not be that hard to understand.