Aquaman is my favorite DC superhero and I’ve always been disapointed with how he’s always been handled as a character, so to remedy this I went in and made my own comic showing how I want to see him.
Honestly, if this gets enough notes I’m going to turn this into a legit thing and pitch this to DC.
I WANT MY AQUAMAN TO BE CANON DAMMIT!
This is one strip and it’s already better than the new 52 Aquaman run. Show me more of this Aquaman, I am intrigued…
DAYUM GURL WAY TO PICK THE DEEP, INSIGHTFUL SHEIT.
Alright, alright, lessee…
Witch: If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
Fill it with more dogs and less babies. I want a dog-friendly utopia.
Nymph: What are you like when you’re by yourself?
I talk to myself, a lot. I talk to the costumes I sew, the figures I sculpt, and to the computer I’m working on. Well, more like yell at my PC… machines give me a lot of sass >:/
Siren: If you could make anyone do anything, what would you make them do?
Make them be straight and honest with me. Mainly concerning my work. Too many compliments make me nervous and I trust people less who are too nice. I need constructive critique, dammit!
Someone offers you a chance at immortality. Do you take it, and why or why not?
If you had to spend your life with just one person, who would it be?
If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
Do you have any regrets?
Is someone telling you how to live your life, or are you an independent person?
If you were to fall into an eternal sleep, do you think anyone would miss you?
Do you miss anyone right now?
If you could get away with anything, what would you do?
What are you like when you’re by yourself?
How far would you go to keep the one you love?
What would you change about yourself?
If you knew one of your loved ones/best friends had only one day left to live, how would you spend that last day with them?
If you could make anyone do anything, what would you make them do?
If you had one wish that would come true and couldn’t be reversed, what would you ask for?
What is a word/phrase that you dread to hear?
What would someone have to do to get in your pants?
What’s one thing you can’t live without?
Happy National Sibling Day! What better way to celebrate than to run home from work and dress up and take selfies with your fellow flesh and blood?!
This was also an excuse for makeup tests for our Pines Twins cosplay! We’ll be making our Dipper and Mabel debut at WonderCon 2014!
Dipper Pines is [x]
Mabel Pines is myself!
Spenser James, my really good friend, slam poet, and fellow activist from Charleston who is now living in New York, was recently diagnosed with a severe stomach ulcer that is causing them incapacitating pain and the inability to eat. It has been nearly two weeks since they have been dealing with this, and it is taking a hard physical toll on them.
They have no health insurance and are facing enormous costs to get the treatment they need. This treatment includes an upper and lower endoscopy, bacteria tests, a biopsy of the stomach lining, anesthesia, a follow up visit and prescriptions (one of the necessary medications costs over twenty dollars a tablet). The total cost of this treatment will amount to just under eighty-six hundred dollars.
I have already donated as much as I can to help support their care, but there is a lot more needed and they are suffering really badly. In order to help, I am opening up commissions as a fundraiser for Spenser. All proceeds will go directly to them!!! Prices can be negotiated and I can even send you a print of the piece (for the additional price of printing and shipping).
If you don’t want a commission, please consider helping out - even a dollar will go a very long way over time to help them (GOFUNDME LINK), and if you can’t manage that PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST!!!!
Thank you so much!!
Spenser is a really cool person who deserves the world. Any friends who can help out would be awesome.
Okay I’d like to talk about “The Hand That Rocks the Mabel” for a second because this is, I feel, one of the strongest episodes the show has to offer. It dismantles the “Nice Guy” cliche and seems to be strongly against the sexist notion that women are obligated to date men just because they are "nice."
Gideon is emotionally manipulative towards Mabel throughout the entire episode. One of the arguments victim-blamers like to use is, “Well, if the woman really didn’t want to be with him, she could’ve just said no!” What needs to be understood about emotional manipulators is that they purposely make it frustratingly difficult for their victims to say “no.” Guilt-trips, overwhelming kindness even when it’s unwanted, public proposals with an unexpected audience awaiting a happy ending—these are all tactics emotional manipulators use in order to get what they want without appearing to be the “bad guy”, making it easier to turn the blame around on the victim because hey, they were just being nice.
In this episode, Gideon refuses to accept Mabel’s rejections, even though she made it clear she didn’t want to date him. It wasn’t a matter of Gideon “not being able to take a hint” or Mabel “not being direct enough.” It was a matter of Gideon picking up on Mabel’s not-so-subtle hints and deliberately ignoring them. There’s this grossly glorified belief that there’s nothing wrong with constantly pursuing someone who has already expressed their disinterest in you. That if you try to “win over” a woman hard enough even if she’s already rejected you, eventually she’ll “come around” and everything will work out. Gravity Falls said “fuck that” and had Mabel say “no.” Mabel told Gideon right away that she just wanted to be friends, and despite his persistance (which clearly made her uncomfortable), her desire to be nothing more than friends never faltered. Gideon’s pursuit of Mabel continued even in subsequent episodes (where it was revealed that he was still sending her love letters and wanted her to be his “queen”) and she rejected him every time.
It’s also worth noting that Gideon wasn’t villainized only after he started attacking Dipper; he was villainized from the very beginning. He wasn’t a good guy who turned bad after getting rejected so many times (which would wrongly place the blame of his evil behavior on Mabel)—he was a bad guy from the start because he constantly put Mabel in the position of having to reject him so many times.
This episode is important because Mabel never “came around.” Despite how “nice” his approach was, Gideon’s emotional manipulation didn’t win the girl, and this was depicted positively. That’s why I love this episode so much, because along with the awesome anti-“Nice Guy” overtone, it doesn’t romanticize men continuing to pursue women that have already rejected them.
On a final note, you know what else is fucking amazing about this episode? Gideon is a popular, beloved icon in Gravity Falls. He’s the town darling. Everyone loves Gideon. He’s not a back-alley creep or stereotypically anti-social, nerdy stalker. To the oblivious townsfolk of Gravity Falls, he’s an adorable, charismatic charmer, a miracle-worker, a hero. And he loses in the end. He uses his fame and adoring fans to guilt Mabel into continuing the relationship, even though he’s been told several times that she just wants to be friends, and he is portrayed as the bad guy all the way through.
This is so fucking important to see in a children’s TV show, all of this is so important.
I agree with every word in this summary.
Im all for girls drawing and writing self indulgent bullshit, especially considering about 97% of the media around today is just men writing and drawing self indulgent bullshit
THOUSAND TIMES THIS.
Also for pretty much anyone who isn’t a straight cis man writing and drawing self indulgent bullshit.
Next Time You’ll Know Better
Have you ever walked into a room and found a vampire?
No, not the sexy kind, but a foul creature with bony limbs and ashen skin? The kind that snarls as you enter, like a beast about to pounce? The kind that roots you to the spot with its sunken, hypnotic eyes, rendering you unable to flee as you watch the hideous thing uncoil from the shadows? Has your heart started racing though your legs refuse to? Have you felt time slow as the creature crosses the room in the darkness of a blink?
Have you shuddered with fear when it places one clawed hand atop your head and another under your chin so it can tilt you, exposing your neck? Have you squirmed as its rough, dry tongue slides down your cheek, over your jaw, to your throat, in a slithering search that’s seeking your artery? Have you felt its hot breath release in a hiss against your skin when it probes your pulse—the flow that leads to your brain? Has its tongue rested there, throbbing slightly as if savoring the moment? Have you then experienced a sinking, sucking blackness as you discover that not all vampires feed on blood—some feed on memories?
Well, have you?
Maybe not. But let me rephrase the question:
Have you ever walked into a room and suddenly forgotten why you came in?
This took me a second
FUCK ITS BACK
THIS IS THE GREATEST MOST BRILLIANT THING EVER! O.O :O
What is your deepest wound, and do you still hurt from it?
When did taking a chance improve your life?
Have you ever done something for a friend that you would never have done on your own?
Who would you swear loyalty to, or to whom have you already done so?
Tell me about when you did something that no one thought you could do.
What is your heritage? Do you embrace or reject it?
Did your father leave an impact on your life?
Have you ever had an opinion about someone that turned out to be completely wrong?
What has been your most unlikely friendship, and did it last?
Has your public appearance and ever changed radically?
Do you have overprotective relatives, or do you fill that role?
Did you ever make a decision your family didn't agree with?
Have you ever failed to help someone you cared about?
Do you have siblings?
Would you consider yourself wise?
Are you content with being the less-popular one in a relationship?
Have you ever done something that took a turn for the worse that you weren't prepared for?
Has your popularity ever changed unexpectedly because of something minor?
What are the things you consider to be worth fighting the system for?
Have you ever overcome prejudice in a significant way?
When have you been wrong but refused to see it?
Do you sometimes make bad choices for selfish reasons?
Do you want power?
What is your greatest weakness?
Has greed or the desire for material goods ever backfired on you?
Are you proud of your children or younger relatives?
Are you afraid of the dark?
Do you come from a prestigious family line?
Does desire tend to blind you to the consequences of your actions?
Have you ever ended a relationship because your partner was doing something you didn't agree with and you couldn't stop them?
What is the greatest thing you have ever lost?
Do you believe in redemption?
Have you ever had a pet that impacted your life greatly?
Do you have a temper, and has it ever gotten you into trouble?
What have you inherited from your family lineage?
Do you have a friend or sibling that you have a special bond with?
Has your family ever done something that ended up hurting you?
Will you do anything for love?
Do societal norms exist to be broken?
If you believe in luck, do you think you've had good or bad?
Have you ever had a significant other that was of a lower social class than you?
Did you ever have a goth phase?
Is listening to other people something that is important to you?
Have you ever taken on a challenge others have deemed impossible and won?
Do you value wealth?
Do you consider yourself a selfish person?
What have you lost that you wish to regain?
Are you older or younger than most of your friends?
Do you have any hobbies?
Do you have a good smile?
Have you ever suddenly been considered attractive where before you were just sort of there?
Are you a musician?
Is it common for you to notice things others have forgotten or missed?
Do you write or speak multiple languages fluently?
Would you consider yourself a superstitious person?
Are you skilled at something most would consider unusual or esoteric nowadays?
What is your most interesting injury, and how did it happen?
Do you consider yourself an optimist or a pessimist?
What is your relationship with food?
Humans have a big cluster of dead keratin tendrils growing from our heads and we arrange them in different configurations and worry about whether other people find our keratin tendril arrangements aesthetically pleasing.
we are the cutest scifi species