nudityandnerdery:

towritecomicsonherarms:

This is quite a popular fancast tbh

Katee Sackhoff as Colonel Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel

My dream casting.

Mine too!

ikearstin said: C2e2 wins!

^ Actual fact, if we’re just talking about the con. C2E2 is the best - roomy, manageable lines, friendly and pretty non-invasive people, and plenty of celeb guests. Nightlife, however…nope. The only time it was comparable to San Diego or New York was when C2E2 was also St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

fictionalized said: Yeah, I always think SDCC sounds awesome, but then I look at pictures of lines and crowds and just remember, no, no, I’m good here.

It is genuinely awful. People are not exaggerating about lines and crowds. Most cons I go to I can accept the crowd, even trick myself into being okay with it (DragonCon), but not SDCC. The atmosphere just feels…suffocating and thick. The three years I went I always came home with an awful case of con-crud, though that admittedly might be due to having a lowered immune system due to poor con-diet.

However, if you don’t mind people, I will always recommend trying to get there at least once. The energy is pretty worth it.

batmanfights said: I feel like NYCC is as big a show as I ever want to go to. SDCC seems more something to be endured than enjoyed.

I used to say that NYCC was *trying* to be SDCC, and while they don’t have all the outdoor stuff (It’s NYC in October - it’s probably gonna rain, whatreyagonnado), they’re sure getting there. Not sure if that’s good or not, because, you’re right, SDCC is endurance and exhaustion and work. I like the feeling of NYCC better than SDCC…but I’ve also got a lot of pride for the east coast and can’t stand the LA mentality. Sure do wish the Javit’s Center was bigger, though. I’m looking forward to being at NYCC this year - it’s been too long!

Half of me wishes I was at SDCC, trooping around in some outrageous costume, struggling to meet up with friends, occasionally rubbing elbows with celebs, and not giving a damn if dinner is bought at a cupcake truck because you walked like 5 miles in high heels in one day, damnit.

The other half is remembering how costly it is, is very comfortable in PJs thankyouverymuch, is perfectly fine *without* being groped/leered at/catcalled, is good *without* the anxiety-inducing crowd, and is drinking up all the online coverage (pretty tough (impossible in costume) to do while at the con itself).

Pretty much an extreme ambivert.

ascendingreality:

Game of Thrones Season 5 Cast Announced!

Yessss. Sand Snakes!

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Boston Comic Con Pre-Con Parade and Contest

msamy72:

Boston Comic Con Pre-Con Parade and Contest

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Headed to BCC this year? Or live in the area? On Wednesday, July 30, 2014 you can join – or just watch – the annual Boston Comic Con Costume Contest & Parade. Participants should head to Dick’s Last Resort at 11:45 a.m for check in. Just going to watch? The parade starts at at 12:15 p.m. with the final winners be announced at 12:45 p.m. This year you can catch Cosplay stars Bellechere and Destiny…

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Bahaha! ‘Cosplay stars’. Seriously, if you’re in the area, put on a costume, come to the parade! Or don’t put on a costume, just come to the parade anyway! It should be a fun time. Still trying to decide what I should wear…

romanisamson:

bellechere:

This was the first thing I thought of when I saw his poor face. Hang in there, Barton.

Keep seeing small segments of this picture, does anybody have the whole thing?

They’re releasing them slowly, throughout SDCC this weekend. Not all of the images have been released.

romanisamson:

bellechere:

This was the first thing I thought of when I saw his poor face. Hang in there, Barton.

Keep seeing small segments of this picture, does anybody have the whole thing?

They’re releasing them slowly, throughout SDCC this weekend. Not all of the images have been released.

This was the first thing I thought of when I saw his poor face. Hang in there, Barton.

This was the first thing I thought of when I saw his poor face. Hang in there, Barton.

themarysue:

We knew early on that we wanted the new edition to be inclusive: inclusive of beloved material from previous editions, inclusive of different play styles, and inclusive of a varied cast of characters. We also wanted to be welcoming to as many D&D players as possible, to look at the wonderfully diverse group of people who play the game and say, “There’s a place for each of you at the game table.”

A number of RPGs over the years have featured similar inclusivity, and we thought, “
D&D is going to do it too, and is going to do it boldly.”

Dungeons & Dragons lead designer Jeremy Crawford on the thought behind D&D Next's approach to gender and sexuality in character creation. Read the whole interview here. 

I love this.

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thranduilfics:

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WHY IS HIS BACK SOOOOOOOOO SEXYYYYY. WHAT A MAN/ELF. THOSE BROAD AND GRACEFUL SHOULDERS THAT LONG SNOW BLOND HAIR. THOSE FABULOUS CLOTHES ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

He is so fucking fabulous. Look at that razzle dazzle.

(via madammercy)

My birthday weekend was amazing! My friend addiecat42 and I had a NYC adventure, going to Alice’s Tea Cup, the highly interactive and awesome Avengers exhibit (I wanted to take pics of the costumes SO BAD), both Midtown Comics and Forbidden Planet, fantastic sushi, and front row seats to Rock of Ages (I was singing along the whole time, which earned me a hi-5 from an actor). Plus my friend Detty Cosplay made and gave me a Magneto helmet! :D

Then the next day we had a highly amusing and chaotic gaming session (D&D Next) with thetrollingwife where I got to play my drow assassin/rogue. Makes me want to re- read the R A Salvatore novels! I caused some mischief - so bad that another character’s alignment is now in question. First time playing Next, and I appreciate that it focuses much more on role-playing than rolling dice, even though we did our fair share of that, too.

If you sent me birthday well-wishes, thank you!! Since it was asked: I do NOT have a PO Box. A donation would be wonderful, if you felt like giving me a b-day treat! http://t.co/4HWh0SNuDW

rahzzah:

Thor by Rahzzah
come on..we all knew it was Belle Chere under that helmet..

You guys. You guys. 

My mind is blown. I am legitimately speechless. rahzzah is an exceptional artist, and you ought to be following his work.

rahzzah:

Thor by Rahzzah

come on..we all knew it was Belle Chere under that helmet..

You guys. You guys. My mind is blown. I am legitimately speechless. rahzzah is an exceptional artist, and you ought to be following his work.

Anonymous said: This isn't really a question, just something I wanted to say. You're gorgeous and sexy and I'm not going to lie and pretend that this wasn't what originally brought you to my attention. But I've been reading your stuff for a while now and I just wanted to say you're kind of wonderful in general. You're funny, smart, and I enjoy the what you have to say and they brighten my day more than pictures of a beautiful woman in very well made costumes can. Thanks for being you, and I hope you never stop.

Thank you, Anon. Truly.

I feel like anything I could say after this would be hubris. So, thank you. You’ve made my day.

(Not at all sorry.)

(Not at all sorry.)

(Source: ajacquelineofalltrades, via stabithastabs)

comicsalliance:

AVENGERS NOW: A BLACK CAPTAIN AMERICA, A FEMALE THOR, A SUPERIOR IRON MAN, AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR MARVEL AND DIVERSITY
By Andrew Wheeler
On Tuesday morning Whoopi Goldberg and the hosts of The View announced that Marvel will relaunch Thor this October with a female ‘worthy’ brandishing the hammer. Marvel followed that announcement with another high profile switcheroo on Wednesday night as Entertainment Weekly revealed a new-ish and possibly superior Iron Man, and comedian Stephen Colbert joined Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada to announce on The Colbert Report that a new guy is also going to take up Captain America’s shield.
That in itself isn’t much of a surprise — original Cap Steve Rogers has passed on his mantle a few times before before yanking it back. After spending some time in Dimension Z and whatnot, he’s now too old to Avenge from the front lines. The big reveal is that the new Captain America will be Sam Wilson, the African-American superhero currently known as Falcon.
It’s not hard to guess at Marvel’s intentions here. By announcing a female Thor and a black Captain America as a swift one-two punch, the publisher accomplishes two things. First, it shakes up its universe in a way that’s sure to garner attention — as indeed it has. Second, it makes a mission statement.
To the first point; the whole world knows Marvel’s Avengers characters now. That could be a millstone around the publisher’s neck if Marvel put the need to reflect the movies ahead of a need to tell its own stories. Marvel has certainly tried to configure Avengers comics around the on-screen characters, but to no particular success with respect to sales (certainly nothing to indicate that the Avengers are the most popular movie characters in America).
Replacing at least two of its Avengers big three — Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man — suggests Marvel’s commitment to telling its own stories, albeit in a grandstanding, headline-grabbing way. A woman taking the name and role of a male Norse god? A black man representing all of America? These are moves that upset the right people, and that guarantees attention.
Which leads in to the second point. These changes suggest an agenda. I’d call it progressive agenda, but it’s not. Putting women and people of color in key positions isn’t progressive, it’s just evidence that superhero comics are slowly catching up to the present day. It just happens that there’s a strong regressive agenda in our culture that’s resistant to that kind of change.
Marvel’s only motive here may be to stir up controversy and hope it translates to sales, but I think there’s enough evidence in the publisher’s support for books like Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, and Mighty Avengers, that the publisher is sincere in its efforts to reach out to audiences that traditionally haven’t been well-served by superhero comics. There’s always more work to be done, but Marvel’s output feels more inclusive with every passing quarter.
READ MUCH MORE

"Putting women and people of color in key positions isn’t progressive, it’s just evidence that superhero comics are slowly catching up to the present day."
This article brings up some great points. It makes me outright happy that a company I love and value is taking these motions, listening to their fans, and balancing the representation. I just hope they stick with it.
Make Mine Marvel

comicsalliance:

AVENGERS NOW: A BLACK CAPTAIN AMERICA, A FEMALE THOR, A SUPERIOR IRON MAN, AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR MARVEL AND DIVERSITY

By Andrew Wheeler

On Tuesday morning Whoopi Goldberg and the hosts of The View announced that Marvel will relaunch Thor this October with a female ‘worthy’ brandishing the hammer. Marvel followed that announcement with another high profile switcheroo on Wednesday night as Entertainment Weekly revealed a new-ish and possibly superior Iron Man, and comedian Stephen Colbert joined Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada to announce on The Colbert Report that a new guy is also going to take up Captain America’s shield.

That in itself isn’t much of a surprise — original Cap Steve Rogers has passed on his mantle a few times before before yanking it back. After spending some time in Dimension Z and whatnot, he’s now too old to Avenge from the front lines. The big reveal is that the new Captain America will be Sam Wilson, the African-American superhero currently known as Falcon.

It’s not hard to guess at Marvel’s intentions here. By announcing a female Thor and a black Captain America as a swift one-two punch, the publisher accomplishes two things. First, it shakes up its universe in a way that’s sure to garner attention — as indeed it has. Second, it makes a mission statement.

To the first point; the whole world knows Marvel’s Avengers characters now. That could be a millstone around the publisher’s neck if Marvel put the need to reflect the movies ahead of a need to tell its own stories. Marvel has certainly tried to configure Avengers comics around the on-screen characters, but to no particular success with respect to sales (certainly nothing to indicate that the Avengers are the most popular movie characters in America).

Replacing at least two of its Avengers big three — Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man — suggests Marvel’s commitment to telling its own stories, albeit in a grandstanding, headline-grabbing way. A woman taking the name and role of a male Norse god? A black man representing all of America? These are moves that upset the right people, and that guarantees attention.

Which leads in to the second point. These changes suggest an agenda. I’d call it progressive agenda, but it’s not. Putting women and people of color in key positions isn’t progressive, it’s just evidence that superhero comics are slowly catching up to the present day. It just happens that there’s a strong regressive agenda in our culture that’s resistant to that kind of change.

Marvel’s only motive here may be to stir up controversy and hope it translates to sales, but I think there’s enough evidence in the publisher’s support for books like Ms. MarvelCaptain Marvel, and Mighty Avengers, that the publisher is sincere in its efforts to reach out to audiences that traditionally haven’t been well-served by superhero comics. There’s always more work to be done, but Marvel’s output feels more inclusive with every passing quarter.

READ MUCH MORE

"Putting women and people of color in key positions isn’t progressive, it’s just evidence that superhero comics are slowly catching up to the present day."

This article brings up some great points. It makes me outright happy that a company I love and value is taking these motions, listening to their fans, and balancing the representation. I just hope they stick with it.

Make Mine Marvel