Anonymous asked: Would you describe yourself as a Feminist? On the one hand you promote women's rights and empowered female characters but on the other you like many of the busty sexualized characters that many feminists hate.
If you’re asking whether or not I support unanimous equality between genders, especially in rights and social/media representations? Yes, of course I support that.
I think you’re making a pretty big assumption that ‘many feminists hate’ the characters I’ve portrayed. Some people may find the outfits objectionable, and blame the artists for their designs, but hating the character could be a wrong assumption. Character blaming is silly, anyhow - blame the creators, if you want to actually make valid complaints.
Every single character I’ve portrayed has been ‘empowered’, by the by - none of them have been restricted/cowered from manifesting their own destiny. Incidentally, that has absolutely nothing to do with bust size, or being sexy. You can be empowered, with a large bust, and have a sexy side while being feminist. Hello, that’s me in everyday life.
I think a large misconception is that feminists are against all things sexy, and that’s simply not true. I know I’m not the only woman who longs for respect while wanting to be admired, and who wants to be proud of her body without crass labeling. Objectification and sexy are not one and the same - you can have one without the other, and vice versa. Granted, it’s a difficult line to see, sometimes, but it really all comes down to one thing: Respect.
That’s what I believe feminism is about. Respect and equality.
tldr; Hell yeah, I’m a feminist.
I really miss the days when the Avengers were a family like this.
carol got stuck on dish duty
I remember this issue, this panel. Mostly because I sat there going WHY IS SHE STILL WEARING HER GLOVES
Can’t talk. Assassinating.
AMERICANS: name every canadian province
(Source: kebolang, via spacecadetjess)
Meet the Women Who Are Changing Marvel and Comics - Alexander Abad-Santos - The Atlantic Wire -
Kelly Sue DeConnick doesn’t care about being liked. She doesn’t care about being uncomfortable. And she, for the most part, doesn’t care about hurting feelings. She has to be tough as Captain Marvel, the heroine she writes, so her daughter and your daughter won’t have to.
(and the LA Times)
YEES. I love this woman.
gregferrell said: Made your own wedding dress! Kick ass. When you look back at it do you still like it given how your skills have grown?
I like it cause it’s my wedding dress - my design and hand-selected materials. Looking at it now, it could have had a much better fit. I didn’t really know how to flatter my figure, back then. Technically, however, the dress is great. It helped land me a job, being a part of my portfolio. I don’t think I would include the dress in a recent portfolio, though.
pat99709 asked: how did you train to be a seamstress?
I took a costume design class in college through my theatre program, in which the teacher basically said ‘There’s the sewing machines, here’s the patterns. Go.’ We were required to make a simple piece of clothing, and I made an entire outfit (yeah, I was one of those annoying over-achieving students). My next project was my wedding dress, made from silk, then my first cosplay, made from lycra. I just kind of fell into it. Much of it has been self-taught - a lot of trial and error, discipline, and a lot of seam ripping.
scoot67 asked: Do you make your own clothes for daily or business wear? Do you have the time after making all those awesome costumes?
I always have the *intent* of making my own clothing, but I never execute. Which sometimes winds up being a problem as I tend to be a very visceral shopper when it comes to fabric. Fabric is to me as shoes or purses (or whateverIdon’thaveaclue) are to other women. But all I wind up having the time for is altering pre-existing clothing to fit me better.
Anonymous asked: What is your bust size? Your beast seen very large
MY BEAST DO SEEN VERY LARGE
This from Steve Niles:
Woke up at 6am to water rushing into the house. Already ankle deep by the time we saw it. We got as much as we could off the ground and tried to block but there wasn’t much we could do. The worst was trying to get to Gil. It was waist deep almost and strong enough to throw around logs. I reached him and he was submerged and freaking out. Don’t remember much more then lifting him and carrying him all the way back to the house. Looking back I can see how scary it was.
We are securing the house as much as we can and going through the damage. A scrapbook full of original art I’ve kept for 30 years is gone. A lot more.
Our friends Belinda and Steve are setting up a fund to help. I feel terrible about this but once things settle I’ll have to face up that we need help. I just wish I could catch my breath for 5 minutes and I can make my own money. Austin has had other ideas I guess.
We’ll keep you posted. We’re sort of trapped here for right now. Going to pack and move as much as we can before the next storm hits.
Thank you guys so much.
And some helpful thoughts from mattfraction:
Steve Niles is one of the most generous, talented, and boundlessly-creative guys in comics; he was the first guy to get me paying work in the field, letting me be the first outside writer to play in his 30 DAYS OF NIGHT sandbox. Quite frankly without Steve, I dunno where I’d be today.
This kind of thing is awful anytime, anywhere it happens, to anyone. And usually it’s Steve who opens up his mouth and wallet to help out first — Sandy, Aurora, you name it… or even the forgotten and mistreated giants of comics all-too-recent history.
As per Mike Mignola, who sat next to me and Steve in Aurora raising money:
Paypal address is HelpSteveNiles@gmail.com
If you’ve ever enjoyed Steve’s work — hell, if you’ve ever, like me, had your day made by some rarity he’s found on arcaneimages.tumblr.com — maybe toss a little love his way.
Another head goes boom!
Mad Moxxi from Borderlands 2
Costume made and modeled by me, BelleChere
Photo by Amanda, taken at DragonCon 2013
Also, Gearbox has this Borderlands 2 Loot Hunt going on right now!
This is perfect.
Adding artist credit, because flatbear deserves all the credits.