Mumbly Grumbly Braincrumbs

And focusing on Marvel and DC at the expense of the dozens of other publishers in comics, and then declaring comics a failure at San Diego Comic-Con, is incredibly myopic. It’s a mistake to think that Marvel and DC are all that mattered, that their new events or announcements dictate the future of capital-c Comics. Marvel and DC are comics, just like the other publishers, and they make some great ones when they let the creators do their own thing. But at this point? You can’t treat them like the entirety of the comics industry, or even two companies that can dictate the future of comics. They run the movies, and that’s cool, but running comics? It’s just not true any more. Image in particular outsells Marvel in the book market as far as trade paperbacks go, and that holds true in the comics market lately, too. That’s no coincidence. People enjoy Marvel and DC, but they want more than Marvel and DC.

If the announcements from the Big Two felt lackluster, but the fans still had a great time, how did comics fail? That sounds like a Marvel & DC problem. Vertical debuted Moyoco Anno’s brand new book In Clothes Called Fat at the show, a comic geared toward adult women. They sold out of Fumi Yoshinaga’s What Did You Eat Yesterday?, a romance/cooking comic. At Image, we sold out of Greg Tocchini & Rick Remender’s Low, an aquatic sci-fi tale, and Nick Dragotta & team’s Howtoons, a comic geared toward getting kids interested in the science through practical play. Boom! burned through Lumberjanes, a comic about girls at camp. These aren’t your normal comics, and people were eating them up.

After two bad “Comic-Con was bad for comics!”/”Comic-Con was good for comics!” pieces, io9 lets iamdavidbrothers do his thing, and the result is—surprise surprise—a great piece that’s head and shoulders above the traditional (print) comic coverage on the site*.

(* I specify print because Lauren does really good webcomics stuff over there, because Lauren is great.)

thebatandthecat:

kane52630:

Bruce and Selina
Batman Returns/The Dark Knight Rises

If you combined the two scenes together you would have the perfect mix of sexual and romantic tension.

sleepybrowneyes:

seifukucat:

googled “dog swearing” and wasn’t disappointed

His fucking look of determination. Like, “you’re going to fucking jail Greg.”

sleepybrowneyes:

seifukucat:

googled “dog swearing” and wasn’t disappointed

His fucking look of determination. Like, “you’re going to fucking jail Greg.”

mercuryphoenix:

You don’t understand how important this moment was to me. Kieren is eighteen years old, he suffers from severe anxiety and depression, he’s being accused of something he didn’t do, and, as a result, he lashes out. This reaction is completely understandable. And yet, because he is a PDS sufferer, they take the innate humanness of the outburst and twist it to make him seem inhuman. This is what happens when you are part of an oppressed groupThey push you, and push you, and you keep your head down, and nothing changes - and when eventually you snap, act out in anger and frustration because you can’t take it any more, they take that reaction and turn it around to justify their oppression. This is the moment when Kieren realises he cannot win. Whatever he does, he will always be a monster. 

riordam:

swonb:

ambulanceinertia:

Why do some Targets have those big red concrete orbs out in front of them what purpose do those big red concrete orbs serve

image

This is some sort of nightvale shit

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Mental health advocacy group Beyond Blue has launched a new campaign about “casual racism” in Australia.

Australian Anti-Racism TV Ad Immediately Gets Racist Reaction
Beyond Blue / Via youtube.com

The campaign aims to highlight Australia’s casual racism towards Indigenous Australians. It shows various situations where people are giving in to a racist voice in their head.

Australian Anti-Racism TV Ad Immediately Gets Racist Reaction
Beyond Blue / Via youtube.com

Beyond Blue says this casual racism by the “Invisible Discriminator” leads to high rates of depression and anxiety in Indigenous communities.

Australian Anti-Racism TV Ad Immediately Gets Racist Reaction
Beyond Blue / Via youtube.com

And seemingly small moments make a remarkable impact on people’s mental health.

Australian Anti-Racism TV Ad Immediately Gets Racist Reaction
Beyond Blue / Via youtube.com

The campaign launched with the hashtag #stopthinkrespect which trended in Australia’s biggest capital cities.

And immediately there was a debate about whether “abo” was a racist term.

The problem is that many don’t know it’s a problem.#StopThinkRespect

One person went straight to questioning how “aboriginal” the actors were.

One person went straight to questioning how "aboriginal" the actors were.

And some on Facebook wanted to point out that white people are targeted by racism as well.

And some on Facebook wanted to point out that white people are targeted by racism as well.

Those that wanted to claim the campaign was pulling the “racism card”.

Those that wanted to claim the campaign was pulling the "racism card".

And this commenter who summed up exactly what Beyond Blue was targeting in one single, long sentence.

And this commenter who summed up exactly what Beyond Blue was targeting in one single, long sentence.

However there were positive reactions to the television commercial.

The #StopThinkRespect initiative highlights the need to move away from “cultural awareness” because being “unaware” is no longer an excuse.

Just saw the @beyondblue #StopThinkRespect TV commercial.. Casual racism is such a part of Aussie culture and it needs to stop

Powerful message. No one should be made to feel like crap because of who they are. #StopThinkRespect

The full ad called “The Invisible Discriminator” is powerful viewing.

Also, the actors talk about real world casual racism in a behind the scene video.

Source: Mark Di Stefano for Buzzfeed Australia

smugsbunny:

whoopsimightbegettingsued:

Welp
awwww-cute:

Found this curious hedgehog in the yard

awwww-cute:

Found this curious hedgehog in the yard

awdplace:

Traded this for an awesome t-shirt

awdplace:

Traded this for an awesome t-shirt