August 22, 2014
Story /= storytelling

darrylayo:

In comics, the “story” isn’t the words in the balloon, and the storyteller isn’t just the person deciding on plot elements. Storytelling comes from the artist/s of the comic as well as the writer/s of the comic.

The best way to explain storytelling to comics readers is to instruct the student to read “NEW X MEN,” sometimes erroneously called “Grant Morrison’s X-Men.”

The comic had one writer and several artists. The comic’s clarity and stability corresponds heavily with which of these artists has joined up for whichever storyline is going on. Grant Morrison, for all of his talent, isn’t in control of the storytelling as much as some people give him credit for. The issues that people like are the issues that Frank Quitely drew. The common denominator is Frank Quitely’s ability to convey what is needed, not Grant Morrison having a good or bad streak.

In this way, the person drawing the story is controlling the story in ways that the writing collaborator doesn’t control the story.

I FIND IT ODD that in comics, where visual style is so identifiable and individual, the artists are considered a lesser element of authorship than the writers. In film, a director exerts far less proportionate control over a project’s outcome and yet enjoys (or suffers) the overwhelming percentage of the credit (or blame).

-Ayo

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August 22, 2014

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August 22, 2014

socialjusticekoolaid:

What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity 

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August 22, 2014
idopaint-themgreen:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

lgbtqblogs:


Two brides have become two of the most kickass women in the world by marrying to protest against homophobia in Russia.
Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.
As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.
The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.
‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.
But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole. ‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.
Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.


holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses
they are my heroes
YOU GO GIRLS

"Oh, you don’t wanna recognize my gender? Okay then lol guess you have to recognize my marriage"
that is amazing

idopaint-themgreen:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

lgbtqblogs:

Two brides have become two of the most kickass women in the world by marrying to protest against homophobia in Russia.

Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.

As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.

The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.

‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.

But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole.

‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.

Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.

holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses

they are my heroes

YOU GO GIRLS

"Oh, you don’t wanna recognize my gender? Okay then lol guess you have to recognize my marriage"

that is amazing

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August 22, 2014

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August 22, 2014
iamdavidbrothers:

ericafailsatlife:

#BostonComicCon commission: Elektra yearbook photo

as the #1 elektra fan on the internet I declare this to be part of the original canon

iamdavidbrothers:

ericafailsatlife:

#BostonComicCon commission: Elektra yearbook photo

as the #1 elektra fan on the internet I declare this to be part of the original canon

August 22, 2014
mapsontheweb:

Most hated NFL team in each US state, according to a Reddit survey.Full album: http://imgur.com/a/T5WiH
More hate maps

Sorry, but the most hated team in California is definitely the Raiders.
;)

mapsontheweb:

Most hated NFL team in each US state, according to a Reddit survey.

Full album: http://imgur.com/a/T5WiH

More hate maps

Sorry, but the most hated team in California is definitely the Raiders.

;)

August 21, 2014

miss-nerdgasmz:

traceexcalibur:

I smell trouble brewing

#what kind of weird religious/sci fi novel are we living in #is this Evangelion

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August 21, 2014

mylifeinthelibrary:

It really warms my heart to see the library looking out for its community in the light of everything happening in Ferguson.

(Source 1, 2.)

EDIT: Be sure to follow Ferguson Library on twitter.

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August 21, 2014

sun-thief-rai:

No words. She was also with Talib who was told by police to keep his hands up or they’ll blow his brains out. And some resident protestors are exhausted with everything and saying that street medics told them they’re experiencing a subcategory of PTSD.

So.

Yeah.

I’m weary.

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August 21, 2014

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August 21, 2014
theyoungradical:


Radical simply means “grasping things at the root.” - Angela Davis

Good chance to share some of her talks..
On Feminism and Abolition: Theories and Practices
On Palestine, G4S and the Prison Industrial Complex
 On Political Activism from the 1960s to the Age of Obama
With Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad

theyoungradical:

Radical simply means “grasping things at the root.” - Angela Davis

Good chance to share some of her talks..

On Feminism and Abolition: Theories and Practices

On Palestine, G4S and the Prison Industrial Complex

On Political Activism from the 1960s to the Age of Obama

With Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad

(Source: politicista, via theremina)

August 21, 2014
ucarim:

The Legendary Star-Lord #3, by Dustin Nguyen

ucarim:

The Legendary Star-Lord #3, by Dustin Nguyen 

August 21, 2014

marvel1980s:

1987 - Anatomy of a Cover - New Mutants #51 by Kevin Nowlan

August 21, 2014

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