life got dark

of all the timelines, this is clearly the darkest

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missbuster:

twelfth-doctor:

"You can’t make that shot—nobody can make the Robin Hood shot. I don’t care how good you are.”

from Young Avengers Presents #6 & Hawkeye #10

Mythbusters busted the arrow-splitting myth years ago yet it persists.

I’m a pedant.

So is Kate. She brought up the Mythbusters a few panels before Clint did the thing anyway.

Comics don’t abide by our earthly Mythbusters science.

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2) Start with a beginning that showcases your skills. So many fantasy books begin with a bit (or twenty pages) of mythic history, or a panoramic descriptive beginning that tells you something about whatever location the author’s chosen to focus on first. The problem is, the authors doing this often aren’t good at writing mythic history or description. (And “not good” is kinder than some of them deserve).

There is no law that says that fantasy books must begin with mythic history or description. There is no rule that you need to do this just to tell the reader that it’s a fantasy. And there is no requirement that you bore your potential reader to death before she reaches the bottom of the first page.

Are you good at writing action? Show us the hero frantically fighting for his life as he tries to rescue a comrade from the dungeons. Good at humor? Show us character banter. (Each first chapter of J. V. Jones’s books in the Book of Words trilogy began with a pair of castle guards complaining to each other). Good at high, tragic drama? Show us people waiting to die. (Guy Gavriel Kay starts Tigana this way, with an army waiting on the bank of a river at night. Gradually, we learn that the prince leading this army has killed the son of the sorcerer who opposes them, and in the morning the sorcerer is going to fall on them and utterly destroy them). Play to your particular strengths, not against them.

Limyaael on Beginnings (via allyouneedarecats)

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Women of Marvel SDCC Panel Talks About Us!

carolcorps:

Q: What can fans do to get more female-led (creatively or character wise) comics from Marvel?

A. Alonso: “Support the books. It was people dressing up as Captain Marvel at Emerald City Comic-Con that made us give that book a second wind. We saw that it was catching on. There is a challenge inherent in launching new titles. It’s as hard to launch a Black Panther as it is to launch a Black Widow. This has changed recently, and we are making progress.”

V. Alonso: “I want to tell you, we take you seriously. You don’t understand the power that you have over what we do day in and day out. I work twenty hours a day to make sure that the imagery we bring to film is the best we can bring you. When we do see more Captain Marvels, more Gamoras, more Black Widows, we see that and it matters. The women and the men behind us care about what you love and what you want represented. Take that to heart because we take you to heart!”

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Thanks, Satan.

I actually just added two titles to my pull list tonight.

And there are some upcoming titles that I keep having to check back for because they’re not even listed in the site yet.

And then there’s the stuff that I’m trade-waiting.

And my ongoing project of catching up on eighty years of mainstream comics and the last fifteen years of good indie comics.

More comics indeed, thisguyknowswhatimtalkingabout.

Thanks, Satan.

I actually just added two titles to my pull list tonight.

And there are some upcoming titles that I keep having to check back for because they’re not even listed in the site yet.

And then there’s the stuff that I’m trade-waiting.

And my ongoing project of catching up on eighty years of mainstream comics and the last fifteen years of good indie comics.

More comics indeed, thisguyknowswhatimtalkingabout.

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Remember when I only spent $20 or $30 a month on comics?

REMEMBER WHEN I DIDN’T BUY COMICS AT ALL?

Ladies and gentlemen, the month of July in comics. NOT INCLUDING THE TRADES I BOUGHT THIS MONTH, HOLY FUCK.

Send help.

Someone help me before I down in comic books.

Remember when I only spent $20 or $30 a month on comics?

REMEMBER WHEN I DIDN’T BUY COMICS AT ALL?

Ladies and gentlemen, the month of July in comics. NOT INCLUDING THE TRADES I BOUGHT THIS MONTH, HOLY FUCK.

Send help.

Someone help me before I down in comic books.

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I thought i just had a headache but nooooope

Migraine o’clock

Somebody knock me out this I am miserable rn

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refugeeartproject:

Clever cartoon depicts our failures when learning from history.

theholyfoot:

If you want to help secure the rights of women all over the world go here.
If you want to help people from north korea go here.
If you want to help stop child labor go here
If you want to help people escape from their current situation go here
If you want to help refugees reunite with their families go here

If you want to permanently help the people who are still living in inhumane conditions all over the globe, that grow up experiencing war, violence and discrimination, be political! Go vote, write articles, educate every single person you meet, never shut your mouth, make people aware of the fact that we are still far away from global equality, freedom and peace.  

Please do not remove this caption, if you repost, link back to this post.

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