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staff:

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

1 week ago on September 10th | J | 180,375 notes

Oh I am going to regret replying to that Man of Steel post aren’t I?

2 weeks ago on September 3rd | J | 0 notes

danseru-kun:

joshisbatman:

towritecomicsonherarms:

garykingoftheworld:

chanmanthe2nd:

grootsdabae:

How DC ends their movies:

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How Marvel ends their movies:

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More proof of my belief most people who hate MOS didn’t even pay…

I hate to chime in when this conversation seems set and done, but I just wanted to add a personal retort. I personally hate Man of Steel and love the MCU, but I will concede it’s probably not fair to compare the two when one has a giant library of movies and the other is just one (although with DC cramming every superhero they can into the sequel my tune may change on that). I will also concede that killing Zod was, in the end, probably the right thing to do for what this movie was trying to go for.

However, I hardly think it’s justified. Not because Zod doesn’t deserve it, but because the way this moment was set up was just awful. Superman, after trashing more of an already damaged Metropolis with his fight with Zod, is being forced to kill him or Zod will kill a nearby family. Except there are several easy solutions out of this: the family could run away, Superman could force Zod’s face to the ground, or maybe do something sensible and MOVE THE FIGHT TO AN UNINHABITED AREA!

What bugs me about this whole entire movie is that Superman is built as this shining example for humanity and yet he keeps screwing it up. He keeps having fights in heavily populated areas with almost no regard for the civilians and the movie keeps framing it like he has no other options when he can be doing so much more to stop the villains! I know it’s his first outing as Superman so he’s not going to be perfect and I could accept that IF THE MOVIE STOPPED SETTING HIM UP AS THE MESSAIH! Seriously between the blatant Nolan-esque monologuing, the scene at the Church, and Jenny Olsen saying “He saved us.” even though he was nowhere near Metropolis doing anything to help them (he was trying on the other side of the world okay, but my point still stands), how is the audience supposed to view Superman as anything but an ultimate savior who can do no wrong. EXCEPT HE CAN DO WRONG APPARENTLY.

And I get why the movie was going for that angle. Superman is supposed to be the gold standard for Superheroes. He is supposed to be the person we all look up to who makes us want to do good. He is supposed to be able to save us all and never fail, and even when he does he can still get right back up and save the day. But you can’t go for that angle, build up your main character as the best hero there is, and then show him fail not because of simple mistakes but because of forced writing.

Honestly if you want to see “Man of Steel” done right, I highly recommend hunting down and reading the first volume of “Superman: Earth One”. It sets up the character so much better because instead of having everyone talk about how important Superman is, it follows a young Clark Kent trying to figure out what to do with his life. He doesn’t even accept being Superman at first, he tries to use his abilities to be successful in the professional world. It’s not until Earth is under attack by the alien force who blew up Krypton that he decides to do what’s right. It makes him into a more relatable character who doesn’t know what he wants until he decides to answer the call to being a hero.

And, spoiler alert, Supes does end up killing the bad guy AND it does feel totally justified. It’s not done with a forced moment and a brutal neck snap, it’s done with a direct fight on the villain’s home turf and then Supes leaving just before the villain’s ship blows up. It’s simple, it feels natural, and it feels like this is what should have happened.

Now back to the whole “Marvel VS. DC” thing, It may not be fair that Marvel has a head start on DC, but the two are direct competitors and DC is using Man of Steel as a launch pad for their own cinematic universe so whether it’s fair or not, comparisons are going to happen. And yeah the Marvel movie heroes do kill people, a lot of people. But the thing is Marvel makes their heroes to be more relatable people, not necessarily people to be looked up to. Marvel’s heroes are just built up as people who have been gifted with incredible powers who make decisions that the rest of us probably would. For better or worse when saving the world from a major threat, some people are probably gonna die at the superhero’s hand and these guys understand that.

DC on the other hand likes to build their heroes like people to look up to, as grand shining examples that we should live up to and who are virtually infallible. Now entirely infallible mind you, it’s still natural for people to make mistakes, but these heroes can still recover when they make a mistake. And that isn’t a bad thing in of itself, but when it fails you get a pretentious and plot-hole ridden mess like Man of Steel.

Again sorry for this long and probably irrelevant rant, I just needed to get that out there. You can feel free to disagree and still like Man of Steel if my words haven’t deterred you.

2 weeks ago on September 3rd | J | 129,204 notes
guidetrainlove:

One that maintains a conversation record.YES
FUCKING
PLEASE

guidetrainlove:

One that maintains a conversation record.

YES

FUCKING

PLEASE

3 weeks ago on August 22nd | J | 338,556 notes

penguintim:

fantasticallyimprobable:

alljustletters:

penguintim:

10/11 paralells: murder+genocide

Remember when genocide and killing were things that the Doctor frowned upon, and would only do with a heavy heart? Remember when the Doctor tried to talk the villains into doing the right thing? Remember when the doctor had morals?
£500 says that Moffat never watched The Doctor’s Daughter. Oh but wait, he did request that they re-write the ending for Jenny to come back to life, in order for him to do fuck all with the character. But in retrospect, that’s probably a good thing.

OH YES
OF COURSE YEAH

I MEAN REMEMBER WHEN ONE TOTALLY DIDN’T TRY TO KILL THAT CAVEMAN WITH A ROCK
OR WHEN FOUR TOTALLY DIDN’T USE A WEAPON AND JUST SAID THAT IT WASN’T A WEAPON
OR WHEN SEVEN DID NOT PRACTICALLY PROMISE TO WIPE OUT THE DALEKS
LIKE YEAH THAT ALL NEVER HAPPENED

BECAUSE YOU KNOW THE DOCTOR IS TOTALLY A HERO

HE FROWNS UPON MURDER AND GENOCIDE

HE WOULD NEVER

EVER

KILL SOMEONE

except for torvic and the master and cavemen and whoever died in the fires of rome and autons and yetis and daleks and cybermen and voord and monoids and ice warriors and elder gods and dominators and quarks and krotons and war lords and axons and sea devils and eight legs and silurians and sontarans and krynoids and tractators and the nimon and great vampires and vervoids and fendahl and haemovores and zygons and pyroviles and toclafane and faction paradox and the time lords and all of humanity …

Let’s not forget that ten committed genocide in The Runaway Bride so you can stop putting him on a pedestal (✿◠‿◠)

I remember that time, the genocide was portrayed as a bad thing by the narrative, and the doctor didn’t enjoy it. In Day of the Moon, the doctor gleefully brainwashes the human race into murdering the Silence whilst helping River massacre a room full of them. Let’s not forget that either. (✿◠‿◠)

6 months ago on March 22nd | J | 13,546 notes

All the webcomics I read

Just for future reference for myself.

Homestuck: http://www.mspaintadventures.com/
MSPaint Fan Adventures: http://mspfanventures.com/
Order of the Stick: http://www.giantitp.com/Comics.html
Anti-Heroes: http://antiheroescomic.com/comic
Castlevania RPG: http://www.cvrpg.com/
Brawl in the Family: http://brawlinthefamily.keenspot.com/
Pebble Version: http://www.pebbleversion.com/
Mokepon: http://mokepon.smackjeeves.com/
AVoid: http://a-void.smackjeeves.com/
Hiveworks Comics: http://www.thehiveworks.com/
Ava’s Demon: http://www.avasdemon.com/
Hero Oh Hero: http://neorice.com/hoh_1
Demon Street: http://demonstreet.cfw.me/
Alien Spike: http://alienspike.com/

6 months ago on March 6th | J | 4 notes
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claudiaboleyn:

Families in Doctor Who (aka Steven Moffat doesn’t understand people) by Claudia Boleyn. 

This is a little video I made earlier focussing on the lack of families in the Moffat era, and contrasting that with the rich variety of family dynamics we were given in the RTD era. 

I do not think Moffat knows how to write people, real human emotion, love, or humanity, and I think it’s killing Doctor Who. 

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Please reblog this if you liked the vid. 

xxx

7 months ago on February 15th | J | 394 notes

Something I’m considering

So I’m thinking I’m going to do a complete overhaul of my blog soon. Until recently I’ve used Tumblr as a place to express my interests and enjoy the company of other people who share them (even if I never did a lot of social interaction with other people on here in the first place, but oh well). But I’m thinking now that I want to use it for something else. I always see artists and other people with creative talent more or less devoting their blogs to showcasing what they’re capable of. I’m thinking that’s the direction I want to take my blog. Make it less personal and more of a showcase of my work.

Of course that would mean I’d have to start making work to put up. But hey we’ve all gotta start somewhere and I think I have a pretty good idea of what I’m going to be putting up here if I do do this big change.

The point of why I’m considering this, and probably why I’m going to do it, is because I want to change my image. I don’t want to be just another tumblr blogger with a goofy picture in his profile and obsessing over fandoms. I want to be someone who makes something and gets recognized for it. I’ve always been pretty ambitious in terms of what I want to do with my life but I don’t always follow through with my plans and there’s only so many times I can say “I want to be the next Joss Whedon/Andrew Hussie/Bryan Lee O’Malley/Lewis Lovhaug/Whoever” and not do anything about it. I want to start to set myself up as someone who can become what I always say I will and then become just that.

So yeah, going from “changing my Tumblr” to “I wanna be loved and recognized for my awesome work” is a pretty big leap, but aspiring to make impossible climbs is what I’ve been doing my whole life, why stop now especially if it gets me somewhere? In closing, if anyone who follows my blog notices a lot of my posts missing or the layout of my blog changing or something, don’t be surprised.

Alex Storm out.

7 months ago on January 26th | J | 1 note

ealperin:

were-friends-now-that-ive:

I saw this earlier today, and at first I thought to myself, “Well, the only thing I learned from this is that I should be e-mailing Disney Channel and telling them to keep doing what they’re doing in this regard.”

But then I thought, "You know what, why not?"  Disney Channel has been getting hate from groups like Flordia Family Association and One Million Moms because of their choice to include a two mom family in one episode of their show.

In a business that runs off of support from its viewers, getting swarmed with anti-LGBT letters has to be daunting.  I have no doubt that Disney IS gauging public reaction.  And I’m sure a lot of what they’re getting right now is tons of spam for a few isolated groups like this.

So why not take two minutes out of your day to encourage Disney to continue to make strides towards equality?  So called “Family” organizations are trying to make their voices so loud that it seems like they have the majority view, but if every person who sees this reblogs it and sends a quick e-mail with a few nice words, we would easily outnumber them.

So lets do it.  Step away from your dashboard for just one moment to help Disney make one more step towards LGBT inclusiveness.

 This is the Disney Channel contact information being used by anti-LGBT groups

Go forth and do what you do best, Tumblr.

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8 months ago on January 11th | J | 30,494 notes

A progression of bad language

hawlmuchalucha:

deans-left-buttcheek:

Kindergarten: Stupid. Oh gosh don’t tell anyone I said that.
Elementary school: What the heck.
Middle School: Damn it this is freaking dumb as hell
High school: what the fuck did you just say you little fucking shitbitchcuntfuck I will beat the dicks out of your ass

College: what the frick frack snick snack are u doing

8 months ago on January 10th | J | 246,507 notes