Break A Lead

An interesting use of panel composition in Doctor Strange #11

If you’re like me, you’re a regular buyer of Marvel comics, so you must have recently gotten the free copy of Doctor Strange #11 they gave out a week or so ago. When I was going through the issue, which incidentally was drawn and coloured by Leonardo Romero and Jordie Bellaire with lettering by VC’s Cory Petit, there was an effective use of panel composition on page 7 that told a joke you could only tell in comics.

However, we have to understand how jokes work first. A joke functions by leading the audience to expect one thing, then by breaking their expectation by leading them somewhere else. Setup, then punchline. “Two fish are swimming in a tank when one turns to the other and asks: “Do you know how to drive this?”’. The setup is the concept of the two fist in tank and punchline is the reveal that the fish aren’t in a fish tank, but a military tank.

Setup, punchline.

Back to Doctor Strange.

It looks simple enough – setup: Doctor Strange tries to walk through a wall, punchline: he bangs his head. You could pull that off in film and tv, right?

Wrong.

Look at the way the panels are constructed. Panels three and four are lower than panels one and two. They don’t quite line up. 

Now, because we expect Strange to walk through the wall like a sorcerer who hasn’t spent the last ten issues fighting to save all of magic, we expect him to walk through the wall no problem, like so.

However, our expectation is broken with the appearance of panel two which is dedicated entirely to a sound from a yet unknown source.

Our eyes are drawn to this panel first because our writing system has taught our eyes to go left to right, up to down. So, we scan our eyes across the panel then go down to the bottom, then back up to the top right edge to see what’s next. And what’s next is a “BONK”.

This panel breaks our expectation of a smooth wall entrance. We learn in panel three that the “BONK” was Stephen’s head bouncing off the bricks.

From then he goes on walking through the wall.

The joke comes not only from the slapstick element of Stephen hitting his head but from also the misalignment of the panels. It breaks our expectation of an even, horizontal, three panel joke.

Let’s examine what it would look like if the panels were aligned.

You’ll see it’s not quite as funny, even without my slap-dash attempt at lettering. The off-kilter layout is just inherently funnier. This sort of effect just isn’t possible in any other medium, at it’s a testament to the talents of Romero, Bellaire, and Petit.

In Sappho’s poem, her addresses to Gods are orderly, perfect poetic products, but the way—and this is the magic of fragments—the way that poem breaks off leads into a thought that can’t ever be apprehended. There is the space where a thought would be, but which you can’t get hold of. I love that space. It’s the reason I like to deal with fragments. Because no matter what the thought would be if it were fully worked out, it wouldn’t be as good as the suggestion of a thought that the space gives you. Nothing fully worked out could be so arresting, so spooky.
—  Anne Carson, from an interview in ‘The Art of Poetry No. 88′

aries
~There is a woman breaking glass ceilings and leading the way. She stands in her own fire and charges from the gates of heaven with fresh eyes and radiance

taurus
~There is a woman who touches with her gloss body and makes art with the world. She is holding the paintbrush of god, creating beauty, comfort, and pleasure

gemini
~There is a woman who can change the world with her voice. Her mind is constantly blossoming with the daisies of cosmic messages, she writes the thoughts of God

cancer
~There is a woman powerful enough to shatter the laws of physics if you are in danger. She can erupt a force of terror upon those who threaten your little world together, child, lover, sister, brother

leo
~There is a woman whose world is a stage, who uses the senses of her heart to hear all things, whose love illuminates, nourishes, and sustains, there is a woman whose love moves the planets

virgo
~There is a woman working tirelessly to hold the whole earth together. Her mind is weaved with tapestry of crystal genius, standing in a shadow that casts more light than you could ever know

libra
~There is a woman holding down the floor in the court of law and justice, righteousness and grace. She is fighting for equality and love and acceptance in a world that breaks her heart

scorpio
~There is a woman who dreams the dreams of witches, demons, and angels, but she keeps it a secret and battles on. She is a leader of souls and raw spiritual energy, a sage, a crone, a survivor

sagittarius
~There is a woman who hears the soul of the world and translates it for you. Her wisdom is luminance, her joy is a prayer for your spirit. She is a teacher, a guide, she is laughter, wine, and life

capricorn
~There is a woman staring down violent opposition day after day, it is not enough to exist, but to shine a midheaven sun, let ambition guide, and cultivate a life of wisdom and meaning

aquarius
~There is a woman with an exquisite mind, endlessly sheltering and cherishing humanity with radiant love from a hidden crystal. She is fighting valiantly, and thanklessly for the soul of the world

pisces
~There is a woman who knows the way, desperate to return to a place of peace, and yet she stays to embrace and destroy your pain, she makes the ultimate sacrifice

-C.

over the garden wall

send one for my muses reaction! Feel free to change any gender or anything that needs changing in order for it to make sense to have come from your muse.

I can leave a trail of candy from my pants!❞
We just wanna get home with all our legs and arms attached!❞
You’re more lost than you realize.❞
This guy sounds loony. Maybe we should make a break for it.❞
You lead the Beast right to us with your candy!❞
Beware, the Unknown! Fear the Beast! And leave these woods!❞
Well, that settles it. I’m gonna walk up 10 feet ahead of you.❞
I’m not magical. I’ll just do you a good turn.❞
Hey, not to be obnoxious, but an abandoned ghost town doesn’t seem like it’s gonna be useful.❞
You find this place as creepy as I do, right?❞
How did you end up in this little town of ours?❞
You’ll never convict! You have no proof!❞
It saddens me that you don’t wish to stay here with us, particularly because I simply have to punish your transgressions.❞
They’re all skeletons.❞
Iguess, in some ways, I’m trying to get home, too.❞
The world is a miserable place. Life isn’t fun.❞
We need to do our part to make the world a better place.❞
I can’t hear you because I’m too busy doing what I’m told.❞
You are literally killing me every moment I’m forced to spend with you.❞
I got enough nonsense from that no good, two-timing, low-down handsome man of mine.❞
This is way better than being chased by a gorilla.❞
You know you eat enough when you start seeing stars.❞
I just wanted to have fun, change the world, and make it a better place. But I just made everything worse.❞
Deep down in your heart, you’re a stubborn jerk.❞
When are you gonna give this up?❞
Okay, I think he’s asleep. Let’s go steal his stuff.❞
The beast is upon me!❞
Let’s go to this creepy tavern and ask for some directions.❞
Curse you! You’ll die someday, and I’ll laugh!❞
Oh, you’re not the witless, simple-minded fool everybody takes you for.❞
You’re the master of your own destiny. The hero of your own story!❞
Why not let me take the lantern for awhile?❞
No need for violence…❞
You leave those children be!❞
The money takes my mind off my troubles - the deep, soul-crushing loneliness.❞
She consumed my every thought. I’d fallen in love with a ghost.❞
You’re frightened of a ghost? Ghosts are just floaty things.❞
What if I’m on the brink of madness?❞
Well, guess we have to spend some quality time together.❞
How about you tell me your dark secrets instead, huh?❞
My secrets are too secret.❞
I secretly whisper poetry to myself in my room at night.❞
Looks like there was a struggle - a violent struggle.❞
Do you know what I did for this money? The things these filthy hands have done to make this money?!❞
You alright? You sound uncharacteristically wistful.❞
You’re a manly frog and you need some socks.❞
I don’t think today’s a good day to get arrested by frogs.❞
Drum me! Drum me in the face!❞
Sounds like you’re a real loser back home.❞
That fresh air does simply gruesome things to my tender, delicate skin.❞
Once I fill their heads with wool, they’ll become just like little sheep and follow my every command.❞
All along, you’ve been leading us to this crazy lady?❞
I do as he commands - the voice of the night, the beast of eternal darkness!❞
If you don’t trust me, then you don’t have to follow me, okay?❞
The beast knows your presence!❞
I believe you, but please, hide yourselves at once!❞
Then no one shall be devoured alive tonight?❞
You’re a good girl, but you decieve me.❞
Then you have no evil secrets to keep?❞
Keeping you busy is the only way to keep evil spirts from driving you to wickedness.❞
You shan’t remain alive for long in this house.❞
There is only my way. There is only the forest, and there is only surrender.❞
Can we admit we’re lost for good?❞
The beast has claimed him already.❞
Still the haunted ruins of night call your name.❞
You’re limiting the universe to only things humans could understand.❞
Yes, just sit there in the cold and wait.❞
We’ll keep that light of yours shining, won’t we?❞
There is a light for the lost and the meek.❞
Hard woe and fear are easily forgotten when you submit to the soil of the earth.❞
You’ve been grinding up lost souls for years.❞
Hold your tongue, or I’ll remove it from your mouth!❞
It’s my fault we ended up here. Everything’s been my fault.❞
You’re not trying to help me. You just have some weird obsession.❞
Oh you wonderful mistake of nature!❞

alright kids gather round for a lesson from your favorite tumblr art teacher on the difference between “animation style” and “sexist character design”

I know this comparison has been done to death but thats because its a good one so let’s look at some Ghibli couples

this, my friends, is an example of an animation style. yes, all the women have pretty much the same craniofacial structure. but look at who also does: the men!!!

now, here are some examples of animation that certainly has distinct style, but is still guilty of sexist character design

how can I tell, you ask? let’s break it down.

1. all lead Disney women fit into the exact same big-eyed tiny-nosed heart-shaped craniofacial structure

2. all the lead Disney men don;t

there all done its that simple

in case this is still not making sense for some of you I have created a fun visual guide to help

thanks for reading & have a great day

  • Ferre: *breaks into science museum at night for fun*
  • Courf: u beautiful rule breaking moth
Meeting

AJ Styles/OC- Reader breaks a rule while waiting for AJ to come home from his meeting, but breaking the rules will lead to punishment.

Warnings: DADDY KINK(to the max), spanking, overstimulation, light choking i think thats it.

So quick note, this is my first time writing and I would love to hear some feedback as well if I should write something else. I don’t know if people want to be tagged in this but let me know if you want to be in the future. So yeah be nice please!

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Shingeki no Kyojin chapter 90 review (+ theories)

This is it. 

We’re finally concluding the arc beginning with Grisha’s flashback at chapter 71 and ending with the basement’s discovery and the amount of deal-breaking contents, leading us to the last phase of the manga, with this month’s chapter as being the ultimate wrap-up.

Lasting 5 volumes, it would be wise to write an arc review in a separate post, since it covered the unfinished business left from the first volumes: taking back that portion of the territory surrounded by titans, the mystery between Grisha Yeager and the contents of the basement and eventually the truth behind this world. Too bad I wasn’t around when the first chapters have been published because it would’ve been fun to pick every theory around and check which ones were actually closer to the facts; remember people trying to guess the Beast Titan’s identity? Eren using the coordinate to invoke the wall titans during the battle?

But anyway, the point of this post is more about commenting the chapter in an itself and guess what happens next, as always. 

I’ll start by a general commentary: I had… mitigated views about this chapter overall. Not because it felt like a huge letdown for my birthday (because let’s face it, nothing can top Edgetolt) but because it just shows it’s a rather quick wrap-up when we’re preparing the final phase.

I’ll use the MangaStream translation while waiting for the CR scans. It’s not top-quality but the translations are usually on-point (and they seldom mess up bubble order or in this month’s case… PAGE ORDER).

This chapter can be decomposed into 4 phases:

  1. The truth about the titans
  2. Flocke
  3. The ceremony
  4. The timeskip
  5. The ocean and Eren’s resolve

I’ll detail my review under the cut:

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Something has always bothered me about Harry Potter and I think I figured it out

Okay so the part where Harry survived because Lily sacrificed herself has always bugged me because Lily couldn’t have been the first mother in the history to have sacrificed herself for her child. 

I was rereading the series and watching the movies when something clicked. 

We all know how magical oaths are binding and breaking one could lead to being stripped of your magic and your death. 

Well, I was reading when Snape figured out that Lily’s son was the one that Voldemort was after and begged Voldemort to spare Lily’s life. Voldemort actually agreed to spare her, promised Snape even- and meant it even because if you remember, he killed James Potter without second thought but told Lily to “stand aside” Like Voldemort actually did intend to keep his promise to Snape. 

I think he accidentally created a magical oath at that moment when he promised Snape to spare Lily. So when he did kill her, he broke his oath and was killed as a result. So the next time he cast a spell or did magic, it was snap back and strip him of his life. It just so happened that the next bit of magic he performed was the killing curse at Harry. Instead of killing Harry it back lashed at Voldemort and would have killed him had it not been for the Horcruxes. 

Anyway that’s the only thing that makes sense to me. 

Upcoming Episodes for 2017

Baby Steps (Airdate: TBD)
Clyde thinks that Howard and Harold are going to have another baby, so Lincoln helps him learn how to be a good big brother

Brawl in the Family (Airdate: TBD)
When Lori and Leni both buy the same dress, a fight breaks out, leading to DEFCON 5 in the Loud House.

Suite and Sour (Airdate: TBD)
The Loud kids promise to behave themselves on a trip to a resort. 

Back in Black (Airdate: TBD)
When Lucy gets a crush on a normal boy, her sisters give her a makeover.

Making the Grade (Airdate: TBD)
When Lisa gets put into Lincoln and Clyde’s fifth-grade class, Lincoln’s social standing is at stake.

Vantastic Voyage (Airdate: TBD)
The Loud kids are sick of their family van always falling apart, so they decide to try and trick their parents into buying a new one.

Also, these that don’t have Synopsis yet:
>Arggh you for real
>Garage Banned
>Change of Heart

He will be loved

Pairing: Thor x reader

Request: A Thor one shot where ‘reader’ is Thor’s best friend, on earth. She helps cheer Thor up after Jane breaks up with him… Leads to smut… I’m not sure what else, it’s up to you

A/n. This may potentially have a second part IF you guys want it. I know there aren’t a lot of Thor smuts out there. That’s why I kind of left an open ending.

“Thor don’t ! ! !” I heard Tony shouting before I heard a loud crash. It must have been very serious if I could hear them all the way from the training room. I ran to where the source of the ruckus was coming from. Ending up in the living area in the avengers compound.

“What the hell is going on in here” I looked at the ground and realized there was shattered vase. It’s wasn’t just any, but priceless vase that Tony bought two weeks ago.

“Goldilocks over there shattered my priceless vase because he can’t keep his emotions in check. Honestly dude you’re acting like you’re the first guy to get dumped” Thor was visibly upset at what Tony said.

“Oh Thor” my heart broke for him, I knew how much he loved Jane.

“I’m going to go find another priceless vase online. Only this time I’m keeping it away from you. F.R.I.D.A.Y. can you notify the cleaning lady to stop by and clean this mess” Tony glared at Thor.

“Certainly mr. Stark” the A.I. replied before Tony left the scene.

“Come here big guy” I looked up at Thor as walked toward me and hugged me. “I’m sorry about you and Jane”

“It’ll be ok lady y/n, it just wasn’t meant to be apparently” Thor rested his chin on my head.

“How about we head off to my place and spend some time together. Just the two of us”

“That sounds perfect lady y/n” Thor replied as we separated

“Ok I’m just going to change and then we can get in my car so we can leave”

“I’ll wait here then” Thor sat on the couch as I ran towards the locker room and changed before heading off.

Four hour laters we had gone through six boxes of pop tarts and four tubs of ice cream. I didn’t realize how sad Thor was about the breakup, luckily I was able to get him to open up about it.

“So tell me again what she said?” I asked I draped my feet over Thor’s lap as I took a scoop of my ice cream.

“Just that I’m never around and she feels like she’s not my first priority” Thor was looking down at his ice cream. I’ve never seen him so sad before.

“Thor it’s not your fault. She needed to understand you have business in Asgard. You can’t always be around whenever she wants. Don’t worry Thor the feelings you are currently having will go away. I’ve gone through enough breakups to know the pain is temporary” I reassured him but it only made him tense.

“Who are the mortals who broke your heart lady y/n”

“It’s ok Thor, they’re not worth it. Just like Jane isn’t worth you feeling sad right now” I smiled at him softly making him relax.

“You are right lady y/n, no more moping”

“That’s the spirit ! Now let’s continue watching these movies” I motioned to the stacks of DVDs on my coffee table.

*time skip*

It’s been seven months since Thor and Jane broke up. Throughout the entire thing I was by his side, making sure he didn’t fall back into his sad mood. I would be lying if I said I didn’t develop a crush on the asgardian God. But I push those feeling aside because I knew Thor was no where near ready to be in another relationship.

It was a quiet Friday night when all of a sudden the sound of thunder made me drop my drink all over my shirt. ‘Awww’ I complained as I got up and ran to my room to put on a different shirt. Already knowing Thor was about to knock on my door.

“Lady y/n ! ! !” I heard Thor’s voice before he started to knock.

“I’m coming ! ! !” I shouted back as I slipped on a clean shirt and sprinted to the door. “Hey Thor, come on in” I stepped aside and let him in. “What are doing here? I thought you were going to be in Asgard for another month” I asked as I went into the kitchen to get paper towels so I could clean up my mess.

“I was but I couldn’t bare not seeing your face for another month. My parents understood and allowed me to come.” Thor replied as I was cleaning my mess up. “If you do not mind me asking why are you cleaning?”

“Because of you and your thunder” I replied as I finished cleaning and threw the paper towels in the trash.

“I do apologize for that” Thor laughed as he plopped himself on my couch. We started talking about what we’ve been doing since the last time we talked.

“And I don’t know how he did it but Bucky stuffed forty pigeons inside Sam’s car” I was wiping the tears that were streaming down my face from laughing too much.

“Oh how I wish I was there when it happened” Thor let out a loud laugh. After I composed myself I noticed that Thor was staring at me.

“What” I gave him a weird look

“Nothing I’m just so happy you are in my life. You have brought me so much happiness during such a sad time. I truly don’t know what I would do without you” my heart started beating fast as Thor was speaking to me.

“I’m happy I’m in your life as well. Before I met you I was a shy agent that let people walk all over. You have taught me to stand up for myself and break out of my shy shell. Because of you I’m an official avenger.” I felt my cheeks growing warm.

“Lady y/n, may I kiss you” Thor asked out of nowhere but looked straight into my eyes.

“Yes” Thor wasted no time and pulled into a heated kiss. I’ve never been kissed the way Thor was currently kissing me. I reluctantly pulled away and tried to catch my breath.

“Wow I’ve been wanting to do that for the longest time” I breathlessly said Thor picked me up and made me straddle his lap.

“Lady y/n why didn’t you say anything before” Thor gave me a puzzling look.

“I didn’t want you to think I was taking advantage of you at a weak moment in your life” I felt him running his fingers through my hair.

“That is very kind of you” I looked up at him. “But my feelings for Jane are long gone, and that’s thanks to you. You have taken over my heart lady y/n” I felt my heart race at his words. I began to kiss his jaw as he had a firm grip on my lower back.

“And you have taken over mine Thor” I felt his hands under my shirt before I felt him pulling it off my body, leaving me in my red bra and sweatpants. I reached behind me and unhooked my bra, sliding it off and tossing it towards the other slide of the couch.

“These are glorious” Thor cupped my breast an peppered them with kisses. I started to grind on him, trying to get some friction.

“Thor”

“Yes lady y/n” he answered before taking my right breast in his mouth.

“Don’t you think this would be better in my bedroom”

“Oh yes. If we are going to be making love I want you to be comfortable” with one hand on my lower back he used the other to help him up and made his way down the hallway. “Which door is is it”

“This one” I pointed to my room before he opened it and stepped inside, my lips were attached to his jaw. I let out a small whimper as he placed me on my bed before he started removing his clothes. I held my breath as I was staring at his sculpted body and nearly passed out once I finally looked at his impressively large cock.

“Are you alright lady y/n” Thor had a concerned look on his face. I guess I didn’t hide my emotions well.

“Yes I am, it’s just. I’ve never been with a man as big as yourself” I pointed at his cock as I began blush.

“It’ll be ok lady y/n, I’ll be as gentle as possible” Thor reassured me before joining me on my bed. “May I?” He motioned to my sweatpants and I nodded my head. With his fingers hooked on both my underwear and sweatpants he slid them off, leaving me completely naked. “You are stunning my love” Thor spread my legs and began to kiss his way up my legs before he was face to face with my pussy.

“Oh god” I closed my eyes as I enjoyed him licking my pussy a few times before burying his face.

“You taste so sweet my love” Thor was sucking on my clit and he inserted two of his fingers inside me, causing me to arch my back.

“Oh Thor” both of my hands had a firm grip of his long locks as he sped up his fingers and bringing me even closer to the edge.

“I know you are holding back my love please let go and enjoy the pressures I’m giving to to you” Thor’s words were like a trigger because the next thing i was cumming.

“FUCK ! ! !” I moaned loudly as my body started to quiver as my orgasm took over my body.

“That’s it my love, just like that” Thor praised as he removed his fingers and started licking up my juices.

“Oh god and to think that was just your tongue and fingers” I looked at Thor amazed.

“You’re too precious my love” Thor positioned himself and he started teasing my pussy with his cock. “Are you ready?” I nodded and Thor gently eased himself inside me, pausing halfway when he heard me hissed.

“Ok you can keep going” I clung to his biceps as he pushed his cock further until he was completely in.

“Take as long as you need my love” Thor kissed my cheek and waited for me to adjust to his cock. After a few minutes I gave Thor the ok and he slowly started to move. As time passed the pain subsided and I started to buck at his thrust.

“Oh god yes ! ! ! !” I began to scratch his back I my moans and his grunts filled the room.

“You are heaven my love” Thor got one of my legs and placed it on his shoulder. Giving him a better angle as his pace started to quicken.

“Mmm Thor I’m so close” I cupped my breast.

“Don’t hold them, I want to see them move as I am bringing you pleasure” I let them go and began clawing my bedsheets and I was getting closer to my second orgasm.

“Thor can I-”

“Yes my love you can, I’m right behind” Thor’s thrust became harsher before I knew it I came all over his cock.

“THOR ! ! ! !” I screamed as Thor dropped my leg and started moving much faster until I felt him cumming inside me.

“AHHH” Thor grunted as he fucked me through his orgasm before he pulled out and laying down next to me.

“OH.MY.GOD.” I was speechless. Did that really happen right now.

“My love are you pleased” Thor asked as he moved me so I was laying on top of him.

“Super pleased. I can’t even describe how amazing I feel right now” I rested my head on his chest as I looked out the window into the the night sky.

“I’m glad to hear that.” Thor started playing with my hair. “My love how would you like to take a trip with me to Asgard? My parents want to meet the woman who brought a smile back on my face. I think they’ll be quite pleased that we are together now” I looked at him shocked.

“Really ?”

“Yes, you are now the most important person in my life and I want my parents to meet you. But only if you want to”

“I would love to Thor, thank you for inviting me”

“Thank you for bringing me back to my old self” Thor kissed my lips before we fell asleep.