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glockgal: sherlock-awa-holmes: Just to clarify What If these...

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glockgal:

sherlock-awa-holmes:

Just to clarify 

What If these same plotlines had the mantles getting passed onto white male characters? It would just be ‘oh ok plots are happening in Marvel Comics, let’s read on’ and any critique would be focused on the plot or characterization. 

But the very idea of someone not white-male entering what was supposedly the sphere of White Men Only, means these ignorant fans get outraged.  It terrifies them, to know that their White Man Club is being dismantled.  And this is a comic book.  Can you imagine the rage these fools feel when this happens in real life? When a white woman becomes a CEO? When a black man gets membership into an exclusive golf club?

'White man' is so embedded in our minds as the default representation of power in our society, that it's become near impossible to separate one from the other.  And the closer you are to being in that privileged bracket (white, straight, cis, thin, able-bodied, wealthy male), the more difficult it becomes to divorce ‘default’ from yourself.

There’s no other member of a group more angry, more insecure, more irrational than a white man.

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smadin
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uh, haven't the WRITERS THEMSELVES quite explicitly said "This woman is Thor", anyway?
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Do you ever think you'll stop drawing fanart? No offense it just seems like the kind of thing you're supposed to grow out of. I'm just curious what your plans/goals are since it isn't exactly an art form that people take seriously.

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Ah, fanart. Also known as the art that girls make.

Sad, immature girls no one takes seriously. Girls who are taught that it’s shameful to be excited or passionate about anything, that it’s pathetic to gush about what attracts them, that it’s wrong to be a geek, that they should feel embarrassed about having a crush, that they’re not allowed to gaze or stare or wish or desire. Girls who need to grow out of it.

That’s the art you mean, right?

Because in my experience, when grown men make it, nobody calls it fanart. They just call it art. And everyone takes it very seriously.

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Early nerd gets the vaguely homoerotic soda container?

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Early nerd gets the vaguely homoerotic soda container?

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hannanimal: laughterkey: cn-16c-41: Aw yis. POLARIZING...

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hannanimal:

laughterkey:

cn-16c-41:

Aw yis.

POLARIZING QUESTION:

What do you think is the best Paul Simon album?

GRACELAND. OBVIOUSLY. 

I knew Hannah and I were friends for a reason.

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and I could say
oooo ooooo ooo
as if everybody knows
what I'm talkin' about
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emilywk: remusyoulittleshit: floki-the-littlest-viking: justplainsomething: urulokid: markruffal...

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emilywk:

remusyoulittleshit:

floki-the-littlest-viking:

justplainsomething:

urulokid:

markruffalo:

electro-monk:

Petition for all the Marvel actors to agree that whenever Scarlett gets a blatantly sexist question one of the Chrises just takes it instead.

You have my signature.

this just made my day thank you mr ruffalo

Okay, I checked and that is in fact Ruffalo’s official tumblr. 

So I guess we can say we have a Hulk?

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I love Mark Ruffalo and his willingness to engage with his fans. 

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Disney Plot Summaries (Minus the Magic)

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Jilly Gagnon’s previous work for The Toast can be found here.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves:

A teenage runaway, broken by years of psychological and physical abuse at the hands of her stepmother, moves in with seven middle-aged men, becoming their domestic slave. After several months hiding out in their filthy hovel (it’s so rundown that dozens of varieties of vermin infest it), Snow White’s stepmother finds her and, enraged, escalates her abuse so drastically that she leaves the young girl in a coma.

Though Snow White eventually recovers, she’s so psychologically scarred that she’s unable to break out of the cycle of abuse, instead seeking a relationship with a man who forced himself upon her comatose body in the woods.

Toy Story:

Like many young children, Andy isn’t particularly good at caring for his things, which results in him losing first his spaceman, then his cowboy action figures.

He eventually finds them under the backseat of the car, but by this point, Andy’s experiencing the first signs of oncoming adolescence, and will permanently abandon the toys soon, anyway.

Aladdin:

A clever street urchin follows the royal vizier into an underground treasure room. While there, he manages to steal a lamp.

Emboldened by his success, the young man progresses to more and more elaborate cons, eventually convincing the sultan that he’s a visiting royal seeking the princess’s hand.

Though the royal vizier alerts the royal family to the ruse, the princess enjoys slumming, and manipulates her father—half-witted due to generations of inbreeding between the royal houses—into letting her marry the up-jumped beggar.

Frozen:

It is extremely cold in Scandinavia, no matter when you visit.

The Little Mermaid:

A mute girl, Ariel, charms the royal court with her simple-minded capers, including imaginary friendships with potential menu items, a comically lacking sense of proper table etiquette, and occasional nudity.

Her antics at the royal wedding, however, make it impossible for the prince to keep her at court any longer. Her current location is unknown.

Beauty and the Beast:

A beautiful young girl is sold by her father to a cruel prince in exchange for leniency for his own crimes against the prince’s property.

Imprisoned and separated from all human contact, the girl eventually experiences an extreme psychotic break, and begins conversing regularly with objects around the castle.

After several months of imprisonment, she falls in love with her captor, refusing to return to her tiny village even after her father’s debt is considered paid. Though townspeople describe the prince who has imprisoned her as a swarthy, hideous man, she seems to truly believe that he looks like a woman in a shampoo commercial.

The Jungle Book:

Due to continuing overpopulation problems and severe poverty in the more rural regions of India, a woman is forced to abandon her newborn baby in the jungle.

He is quickly eaten by wolves. Or panthers. Or tigers. It’s hard to find that sort of information out after the eating has happened.

Read more Disney Plot Summaries (Minus the Magic) at The Toast.

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Courtney
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"Though townspeople describe the prince who has imprisoned her as a swarthy, hideous man, she seems to truly believe that he looks like a woman in a shampoo commercial."
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