I'm not signed up with this topic or anything, but it's meta so I'm cross-posting it here hoping it might be of interest. I've been thinking about Breaking Bad and the way it handles disability. There's probably discussions of this somewhere that I just haven't seen, I've read so many things about how Glee handles its disabled characters (in the usual Glee way, which means it's a mess), but the character of Walter Jr. is never brought up. I've kept spoilers vague and to a minimum, and I'm hoping it might make sense even if you don't watch the show. So here are my many thoughts on this subject... )
I had stuck a couple of things up on Tumblr that can be a little grouped together here, plus there's a link to a good article, so Poor, poor Starfire... )
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I had stuck a couple of things up on Tumblr that can be a little grouped together here, plus there's a link to a good article, so Poor, poor Starfire... )
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So there was a lot to be relieved about in last night's ep of SPN, but the very end really makes me question their casting again. Spoilers for Like A Virgin )
So there was a lot to be relieved about in last night's ep of SPN, but the very end really makes me question their casting again. Spoilers for Like A Virgin )
sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Straw Man)
( Feb. 3rd, 2011 01:45 pm)
I saw a comment on tumblr about Starfire, the character. Now, I love Kory. I think she's awesome. If I was listing great DC females, she'd definitely be on it. Where I differed from the one comment I read was about...that outfit. Yes, Starfire's outfit. It was described on tumblr as "fairly fan service-y" but the commenter liked the way George Perez drew her to look strong and didn't overdo the sexy poses. They said "She’s muscular and bold, and she looks so natural and comfortable in it, as if, yeah, this is what she’s chosen to wear and she’s happy wearing it...Like, as a young and confused teenaged lady reading the Wolfman/Pérez run of Teen Titans, Koriand’r and her obvious happiness in her own skin, how boldly she showed her skin (like, think about it: she’s a warrior and she dresses like that? Conclusion: GIRL CAN WRECK YOUR ASS AND YOU WON’T EVEN SCRATCH HER) and how comfortable she was in her sexuality—gosh, that was freeing. I hate that when I read a comic starring Koriand’r these days, it’s obvious she isn’t dressed or posing for herself, but to pander to the presumed audience of teenage dudes."

And while I'm happy other people can feel that way, I can't even in her better portrayals. And I feel wrong in even trying. Because I think the outfit's just terrible. Warning: some nudity (non-sexual) within... )
sistermagpie: Thieving Magpie (Thief)
( Feb. 3rd, 2011 01:42 pm)
I saw a comment on tumblr about Starfire, the character. Now, I love Kory. I think she's awesome. If I was listing great DC females, she'd definitely be on it. Where I differed from the one comment I read was about...that outfit. Yes, Starfire's outfit. It was described on tumblr as "fairly fan service-y" but the commenter liked the way George Perez drew her to look strong and didn't overdo the sexy poses. They said "She’s muscular and bold, and she looks so natural and comfortable in it, as if, yeah, this is what she’s chosen to wear and she’s happy wearing it...Like, as a young and confused teenaged lady reading the Wolfman/Pérez run of Teen Titans, Koriand’r and her obvious happiness in her own skin, how boldly she showed her skin (like, think about it: she’s a warrior and she dresses like that? Conclusion: GIRL CAN WRECK YOUR ASS AND YOU WON’T EVEN SCRATCH HER) and how comfortable she was in her sexuality—gosh, that was freeing. I hate that when I read a comic starring Koriand’r these days, it’s obvious she isn’t dressed or posing for herself, but to pander to the presumed audience of teenage dudes."

And while I'm happy other people can feel that way, I can't even in her better portrayals. And I feel wrong in even trying. Because I think the outfit's just terrible. Warning: some nudity (non-sexual) within... )
So I keep thinking about the whole discussion on tumblr about the female audience of comic books in response to an interview with Paul Levitz, former DC president, saying among other things "I’m not sure that young women are as interested in reading about superheroes. The fundamental dynamic of the superhero story has historically been more appealing to boys than to girls. There are any number of very successful superhero comics over the years that have had a better gender balance than others, but the genre as a whole has been a more male genre." Not because I think there's nothing in superhero comics for girls, but because I felt like the discussion had people talking about completely different things. My rambling within. )
So I keep thinking about the whole discussion on tumblr about the female audience of comic books in response to an interview with Paul Levitz, former DC president, saying among other things "I’m not sure that young women are as interested in reading about superheroes. The fundamental dynamic of the superhero story has historically been more appealing to boys than to girls. There are any number of very successful superhero comics over the years that have had a better gender balance than others, but the genre as a whole has been a more male genre." Not because I think there's nothing in superhero comics for girls, but because I felt like the discussion had people talking about completely different things. My rambling within. )
Okay, so Damian Wayne. Robin. There was a discussion of the preview for the next Teen Titans up, where Damian gets into it with Ravager, and that led to talk about his sexist jokes in the comments. I find them really creepy. I find it especially creepy that they have become the go-to joke with Damian. And while I have certainly blamed Grant Morrison for a lot of things that bother me about the Damian character, I don't think this is one of them. )
Okay, so Damian Wayne. Robin. There was a discussion of the preview for the next Teen Titans up, where Damian gets into it with Ravager, and that led to talk about his sexist jokes in the comments. I find them really creepy. I find it especially creepy that they have become the go-to joke with Damian. And while I have certainly blamed Grant Morrison for a lot of things that bother me about the Damian character, I don't think this is one of them. )
sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Blah blah blah blah blah)
( Aug. 9th, 2009 07:35 pm)
Oh my god, this meme ate my entire weekend almost! It's hard! Which I should have known. But I think I finally finished. I'm going to post it before I change my mind on everything.

Top Five Favorite (Not Fanfic) Authors )

Top Five Self-Indulgent-But-Undeniably-Appealing Fanfic Tropes )

Top Five Characters You Ended Up Loving More Than You Thought You Would At First )

Top 5 websites )

Top 5 books )

Top 5 Moments of Glee )

Top 5 Fanfics, The Ones You Read Again And Again )

Top 5 Actors )

Top 5 Songs You Associate With Anything Fannish )

Top 5 Cities You’ve Ever Visited )

Top Five Missing Moments/Scenes/Episodes )

Top Five Horror Stories, Can Be Movies, Books, Etc. )

Top Five Favorite Endings To Books )

Top 5 Villain Archetypes )

Top Five Ideas Or Themes You Find Yourself Concerned With When Interacting With Fannish Works )

Top 5 favorite fictional characters, answer in picture form (either pictures of them, or pictures of something that represents what you like about them; whatever. Pictures!). )

Five best episode endings )

Top 5 Batman stories, Top 5 Robin stories? )

Top five successful adaptations of books to films. )

Top 5 fictional worlds )

Top 5 Fictional Friendships )

Five Top Fannish Meta Pet Peeves )

Topo five things about Dick Grayson/Robin )
sistermagpie: Thieving Magpie (Thief)
( Aug. 9th, 2009 07:35 pm)
Oh my god, this meme ate my entire weekend almost! It's hard! Which I should have known. But I think I finally finished. I'm going to post it before I change my mind on everything.

Top Five Favorite (Not Fanfic) Authors )

Top Five Self-Indulgent-But-Undeniably-Appealing Fanfic Tropes )

Top Five Characters You Ended Up Loving More Than You Thought You Would At First )

Top 5 websites )

Top 5 books )

Top 5 Moments of Glee )

Top 5 Fanfics, The Ones You Read Again And Again )

Top 5 Actors )

Top 5 Songs You Associate With Anything Fannish )

Top 5 Cities You’ve Ever Visited )

Top Five Missing Moments/Scenes/Episodes )

Top Five Horror Stories, Can Be Movies, Books, Etc. )

Top Five Favorite Endings To Books )

Top 5 Villain Archetypes )

Top Five Ideas Or Themes You Find Yourself Concerned With When Interacting With Fannish Works )

Top 5 favorite fictional characters, answer in picture form (either pictures of them, or pictures of something that represents what you like about them; whatever. Pictures!). )

Five best episode endings )

Top 5 Batman stories, Top 5 Robin stories? )

Top five successful adaptations of books to films. )

Top 5 fictional worlds )

Top 5 Fictional Friendships )

Five Top Fannish Meta Pet Peeves )

Topo five things about Dick Grayson/Robin )
Wow--it feels like I just posted here but it was a while ago. There was just a lot of discussion on the Geek Shame post that was great.

Speaking of shame, I was thinking of that post last night when I somehow ended up watching the premiere of that show More to Love. If you don't know, MTL is The Bachelor, where a bunch of women compete for the love of a single guy, only this time with bigger women and a bigger man. Get it? The "More To Love" is a reference to weight. Unfortunately almost everything in the show was a reference to weight. )
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I followed a link on my flist to a discussion about dreadlocks, so I've been thinking about them all day, reading other articles linked to, etc. The original discussion started when, as I read it, somebody said something insulting, but without meaning to, which is no surprise on the Internet. People responded, and the defensive response to the response left me thinking...wow, it really is that frustrating being a fan of color!

I'm not a FoC myself, so I'm writing this squirming and thinking I'm going to come across as holier-than-thou, but I seriously don't feel that way and hope it doesn't come across that way. It's just it seems like people are not thinking about what was said when it would be so easy for them to do so, because they've never had to think about it. It's especially ironic in fandom where we're used to analyzing words characters say to death!

So, more specifics and thoughts and links under the cut... )
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I'm on my way out, but there was this Open Source Boob Touching thing, details here:

http://theferrett.livejournal.com/1087686.html

And clarification here:

http://theferrett.livejournal.com/1088382.html

Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like the deal was a bunch of friends were sitting around and some guy started talking about how it would be so great if they could just ask to touch women's breasts when they felt like it, and some girl said he could touch hers and everybody got into it and now there are these buttons. If you wore one at the con it meant random guys could ask to touch your breasts and you could say yes or no.

So...okay. )
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Last night I went to a great exhibit, the Gustave Courbet retrospective at the Met.

Very cool )
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sistermagpie: Classic magpie (Magpie on the fence)
( Aug. 23rd, 2003 01:36 am)
I was just on a board where I came across a thread that I've seen many times before and it always ends up the same way. Somebody posts about how society and the media puts awful demands on women to be thin and what is wrong with being curvy or heavier or larger. I totally agree. Women come in all shapes and sizes, to pick one and claim it's the one that's beautiful is ridiculous. I certainly don't think men are attracted to a body type because it's in style. I'd bet most men go for the woman with boobs over the woman who comes in under a certain weight.

But then, just on schedule, four posts into the discussion, comes the woman who says things like this:

"[My friend and I] have found both of us being curvy, not fat but average with round tops and bottoms, but curvey women that we both get hit on a lot more than the string beans.. The research done on this states that the most long lasting beauties in the world had curves not twigs... .They say one thing and force women to have 12 year old boy butts and no boobs what so ever and call it beauty, I say they must be just out looking for other men because thats what they have reduced women to looking like, skinny little boney man looking women...but hey what ever floats their boats..."

Well, that's very empowering I'm sure but those twigs you just described? The string beans? With 12-year-old boy butts and no boobs? The skinny little boney man-looking women? That's me, fuck you very much.

And now, let's talk about breasts etc. )
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