The only thing that makes me happier than comics, is watching the old guard of nerd culture lose their shit. Captain Marvel can’t be a woman. Captain America can’t be black. Human Torch can’t be black. Spider-Man can’t be mixed race. Thor can’t be a woman. Iceman can’t be gay. Too bad. It’s happening. It’s going to be awesome. Hell, I hope there’s a new title that takes place in Earth 6969 where all sexual orientations, races, and genders are reversed, where a black, gay, female Cyclops leads the X-Men. Seriously, superheroes are supposed to be about inspiring you to be better and accepting people. We’re supposed to be amazed that the mild-mannered newspaper writer is in fact our greatest savior. That nerdy kid you picked on is actually the bravest and kindest soul who feels that even though you were an ass to him, it’s his responsibility to help you. Society can believe that a dude can turn into ice, ride around on a slide, fight a living island, live in skyscraper sized spaceship, and teach alien children, but the second you have him question his sexuality you call bullshit.
Superheroes are for everyone. God forbid they actually try to reflect the world we live in and let one of the most underrepresented demographics have an interesting character to relate to.
When we read this post from Mikey Neilson of Chronicles of the Nerds, we actually cheered aloud. Signed, sealed, and seconded. (OP on Facebook; quoted with permission.)
Omfg. That Travyon Martin stuff JUST got off of Fb don't bring it to tumblr !
Look, I feel bad for his family but what the fuck is reblogging a picture going to do for his family? Do you think they want this to keep being brought up? No. They want to move on with their lives and get through this. Let the courts decide, if they haven’t already I’m not sure. People like you are taking this out of control, most of you don’t even know the facts! Do your research then you can post shit. AND ZIMMERMAN WAS FUCKING HISPANIC. HIIIIIIIISPANIC! NOT WHITE. So it’s no KKK person. Lol. Just stop. Just. STOP.
Brief Summary: Dragons are supposed to be legends, but the city of Ankh-Morpork is about to learn that some legends can we woken… or summoned. And who to save the city other than it’s Guards?
I hope DEATH is taking good care of Sir Terry Pratchett, because when he comes to take me to the other side, I’d like to kiss Sir Terry on the mouth. Because I’m in love.
I don’t think words like clever, witty, cynical, hilarious, dark, gut-busting-funny really do justice to his writing, but it’s kind of all of those combined and you get this amazing writing that is both funny, clever, and underneath it all incredibly dark and somewhat sobering. But how else do you point out to people all that is wrong with humanity? No one wants to hear what’s wrong with humanity unless they want to become a deeply depressed, chain smoking, alcoholics. From the words of Oscar Wilde “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.”
I’ve been holding off on starting Terry Pratchett’s works for years because the collection is so massive and apparently you don’t start with book 1. After hearing about his passing, however, I knew I just had to do it. Since there are several viable starting points, after some consideration and research, I decided to start with The City Watch collection, as it is lauded as one of the funniest and best books in the collection.