“Why, what did she tell you?”
“I don’t know, I didn’t listen.
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
|—||Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless|
|—||Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul|
|—||Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-time of the Soul|
These questions came after a brief exploration of gay men’s relationship to American fashion and women’s bodies. That dialogue included recognizing that gay men in the United States are often hailed as the experts of women’s fashion and by proxy women’s bodies. In addition to this there is a dominant logic that suggests that because gay men have no conscious desire to be sexually intimate with women, our uninvited touching and groping (physical assault) is benign.
Gay Men’s Sexism and Women’s Bodies by Yolo Akili (via plightofthepretty)
Paul Cornell on death in comics in general, and Wolverine’s upcoming demise in particular.
And I cannot tell you how much I love this quote and have been saying much the same thing for years.
That’s a pretty big IF though. IF it’s a good story. And I can count on the fingers of one hand the super hero stories that contained the death character I’d describe as ‘good’.
In fact, The Death of Captain America’s probably only the only story from the last decade that had some kind of emotional impact or affected the world around the character in some way. When I say I’m sick of death in comics I’m talking about the terrible, shoddy deaths of Kurt Wagner or Stephanie Brown or Tasmanian Devil or Skin or Johnny Storm or whoever. Kurt and Johnny certainly were killed off to grab attention, not for any desire to write a good story and THAT is what people react against. You can’t attempt to color superhero deaths as meaningless on one hand and expect an emotional response with the other.
Sure, writers can say the only thing that matters is a good story, but most of the time, death is just used as a cheap gimmick to make a story seem important and actually writing a story that has depth or impact in universe when someone dies is of secondary concern.
Most super hero comics only wish they were as smart, moving and heartfelt as Kermit the Frog.
u may have killed my favorite character but u will never kill my spirit. or my love for them. or my ability to talk about them for an irritatingly long amount of time
|—||Si Spurrier on David and Ruth (via hattiehargrove)|
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to Oxfam and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness.
|—||Death and What Comes Next - Terry Pratchett (via goldshitter)|
RARE, said Death.
|—||Terry Pratchett: Sourcery (via whatthewindtoldus)|