23 & French. Call me Lou if you please.Here will be an almost complete collection of things I like, from comic-books to insects. Also food and sometimes Science. But mostly superheroes. Because, dude, superheroes.
Giraffe-taur drops a quarter: the crappy comic.
I’m working on an article for next week based on Tolkien as a popular fantasy writer and why. It’s a two part series, sadly on a ‘Martin vs Tolkien’ format and I was asked to take the Tolkien perspective. I’m hoping to not head down the comparative path too much, ie…
Original Sin: Avengers #29 - Preview Pages
fucK MY FUCK I ALREADY CANT HANDLE THIS
Thanks to the Wizengamot, the British and American Ministries of Magic and a handful of tech-friendly professors from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry, a Hogwarts education has now become available online to all aspiring witches and wizards.
You are now able to enroll at Hogwarts, collect your textbooks and begin taking our 9-week courses online. You can now progress through all seven years of schooling and be assigned a professor, homework assignments, quizzes and more.
Meet other students online by joining a House dormitory, chat with others in the Common Room, browse and contribute to the Hogwarts Library, collect chocolate frog cards, earn galleons & house points and so much more.
Thanks to the efforts and resources (plus a little magic) from the Wizard-Muggle Integration Movement, this online Hogwarts experience and education is entirely free. With a lot of passion from fans and with extraordinary creativity, anything is possible.
Look, maybe this is just me, but… why isn’t everyone ever signed up for this?
Avenger Black Widow is one of the best bets, as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent who has already proven herself on-screen, and with a spy skill set that can break superhero cinema out of the usual origin-story rut…But instead of being seen as powerful and dynamic characters who could lead their own films, a double standard is applied to superheroines. The men lead, and the women support, no matter how powerful their characters are. Marvel head Kevin Feige has actually repeatedly expressed happiness at how his company has handled female superheroes. He is perfectly happy to have the female characters support the men, rather than feel pressure over the company’s very recognizable exclusion of female stars: “I’m very proud of the way the Marvel movies handle the female characters […] as opposed to feeling the pressure of ‘When are you doing a female movie?’”
Intentional or not, Feige’s words express a palpable disinterest in the female superheroes audiences clearly want to see. In the same interview, he blows off the idea of a Black Widow solo movie with that same old standby: “If we had a great idea, we’d do it.”
The fact is that if Feige desired it, it would happen — and the Marvel head has a history of making his desires a reality. “It became a secret dream” of his “to have a second bite at the apple” when Hulk crashed and burned in 2003. In five short years, Bruce Banner was back for The Incredible Hulk — another film that missed the mark, before the character finally hit, four years later, when Mark Ruffalo took over in The Avengers. That time, Feige made it happen, and poor returns on Marvel’s investments didn’t stop him.❞
I love Sam and I love Anthony Mackie. I am starting my slow descent into
hellthis part of Marvel fandom. :(
Another new print for Wondercon.