The feminist critique is in the air now. If my rendition of Black Panther wasn’t created by that critique, it breathed the same air. I can’t really kill off or depower women characters without grappling with Gail Simone. I can’t really think about how women characters are drawn anymore without thinking about the women in Bitch Planet, and how they seem drawn beyond the male gaze.
This is why criticism is important. The job of criticism isn’t to interrupt or encourage commercial prospects. (“Batman vs Superman smashes Box Office, despite critic complaints!”) Criticism should push our imagination and help us understand what is actually possible in art and, I’d argue, even what is moral. Through much of my time collecting comic books I never took much issue with how women were drawn. I had a vague sense that there was something about, say, the reworking of Psylocke that bugged me. But I simply didn’t give it much thought. It never occurred to me, for instance, to ask whether a superheroes pose was anatomically possible. It never occurred to me to ask why a super-hero would have DD cup-size. Was that for her benefit, or for mine? I never asked.
The feminist critique of comics has made “not asking” a lot harder. That, in itself, is a victory. The point is not to change the thinking of the active sexist. (Highly unlikely.) The point is to force the passive sexist to take responsibility for his own thoughts.
SIT THE FUCK DOWN BECAUSE I’M GONNA TELL YOU ABOUT DAVID ALLEYNE
Have you heard of him? Probably not, but I’m gonna give you fuckers a crash course on this sexy ass motherfucker real quick.
David was always pretty damn smart as a kid (like you probably when you were reading on a college level in elementary school or some shit), but when his mutation got kick started, HE GOT SMART AS HELL. AS IN HE WAS ABSORBING PEOPLE’S KNOWLEDGE RIGHT OUT OF THEIR FRIGGIN HEADS. HE GOT TO THE X INSTITUTE AND THEY GAVE HIM THE CODE NAME PRODIGY BECAUSE HE’S A FUCKING BAMF.
SO, instead of being all cocky and douchey like I’m pretty sure I would be if I had just become a human search engine, HE WANTS TO MAKE SURE THAT HIS KNOWLEDGE IS LEGIT AND BECOMES A GENIUS IN HIS OWN RIGHT.
Flash forward and he’s been a member of the The New X-Men, the New Mutants, AND THE FUCKING YOUNG AVENGERS. He even got depowered by the Scarlet Witch on M-Day and still managed to be a fucking bad ass because realized that he could keep all the knowledge that he had absorbed and has a fucking SUPER BRAIN like PROFESSOR X AND THE BEAST.
Oh yeah, did I forget? HE’S OPENLY BISEXUAL. THAT’S RIGHT. EAT YOUR HEART OUT, FOLKS, AN OPENLY BISEXUAL BLACK MUTANT (he did kiss Hulking, though, scandalous)!
IN CONCLUSION, if you want a sexy, smart, bisexual, genius mutant to follow in Marvel comics, LOOK NO FURTHER BECAUSE THIS GUY IS ALL YOU NEED.
My proposed Frozen Sequel series: “What if Elsa loses her powers and her hair turns brown as a result?”
one of the most popular theory regarding Elsa and her powers is that her platinum - almost white - hair is a result of her powers. and then there was a post, and various ones on reddit, stating that what if, in the potential sequel, an evil sorcerer removes Elsa’s powers, weakening her, and putting Arendelle in danger of invasion now that the powerful Snow Queen of the Kingdom is depowered.
in this series of “scenes” i made, there was a powerful sorcerer who is employed by an invading Kingdom (Southern Isles, Weselton, etc. I haven’t decided) and the monarch of this Kingdom wanted to take down the only difficult obstacle in taking over Arendelle; Elsa, the Snow Queen. after a fierce battle, Elsa loses and her powers were taken from her. after recuperating for awhile, the Royal Sisters and their allies had to flee Arendelle while the invading forces take over the Kingdom. Elsa realizes that in order to take back Arendelle, she had to take back her powers. they are racing against time now, for without her powers, Elsa is extremely weak and fragile, and this time, the cold does bother her.
done really sloppily, since doing these real properly can take a long long time.
Japanese name: 魔女バンドーラ Romanized name: Majo Bandoora
Alignment: Bandora Gang
Villain Type: Boss Inspiration: Witch Status: Defeated.
From: Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger
Bandora’s actor, Machiko Soga, passed away in 2006. Beforehand, she starred as non-villain Magiel in Magiranger. Her other tokusatsu roles include: Queen Hedrian (Denziman, Sun Vulcan), Laraba (Maskman), the voice of Ball Boy (Machineman) and a minor character in Battle Fever J.
Bandora’s name could be inspired by the Greek deity Pandora. The release of the Bandora Gang from the seal might be a reference to the opening of Pandora’s jar (often mistakenly called “Pandora’s box”). In Greek, the word “pithos” means “jar.” The vase-like imprisonment that Bandora and her minions were placed inside of in the finale resembles a typical pithos.
Unlike many of the archenemies in tokusatsu, Bandora survived. She was depowered after crying over her son’s death, and she was sealed away along with her henchmen.
Bandora wielded the Dora Scepter (ドーラセプター).
For the Japanese broadcast of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Machiko Soga returned to dub Rita Repulsa’s lines.
Bandora was the cause of the dinosaurs’ extinction.
She was originally the queen of an ancient tribe of humans known as the Dal.
If you’re tired of reading fanfiction where black characters are forgotten, vilified, depowered, humiliated, or killed just for “the hell of it”, please reblog.
If you’re tired of trying to find a Rhodey fanfiction that gives him something to do besides babysit Tony and get Stony together, please reblog.
If you’re tired of reading fanfiction where Nick Fury is a raging dick FOR NO REASON AT ALL, please reblog.
If you’re tired of reading fanfiction where black women are blown up and murdered simply for the sake of causing the white characters pain, please reblog.
If you’re tired of trying to find slash fanfiction with black men, or women and don’t find ANYTHING please reblog.
If you’re tired of reading romance fics where EVERYONE is paired up with someone ACCEPT the black characters, please reblog.
If you’re tired of reading fanfiction stories where black people don’t exist (even though the canon show/novel/video game/ whatever shows that they do) please reblog.
And if you’re sick of that crap, please write a fanfiction with multiple black characters who are 3 dimensional. Who are gay, or regal, or tough, or vulnerable and post it EVERYWHERE. Starting with the #blackinfanfiction tag
Women in Refrigerators (WiR) refers to female characters who have been depowered, raped, murdered and/or had their
lives ruined or ended specifically in order to fuel the stories of men. And Supernatural’s Fridge, well, it is packed.