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Batman: The Movie (1966) ~ I was going through old screenshots I had taken way before I started this page and came across this lovely story from @vbartilucci. I tried to go back and find the original post, but couldn’t…so I just had to repost! 

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My hopes for SMC Dream/Naoko's vision

(Since everyone is doing this…and literally everyone in the smc fandom has different expectations for the new designs in season 4. But no one has been a voice I personally 100% agree with (everyone is slighty different) and I know this is pointless since Japanese animators do not read tumblr responses from any western fans but here it goes.)

Sailor Moon as visioned by Naoko Takeuchi, right from the beginning had a myriad of inspirations that inspired the creation of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon and the Sailor V manga. Maybe it might be hard to notice at first but these inspirations become more apparent with each volume. There is most definitely a reason for everything she does.

So in order to talk about “my hopes” I need to tell you about Naoko’s. We are one in the same and I wouldn’t change a thing. She loves many things and all of the things she loves are present in Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon!

She loves fashion and was frequently inspired by Vogue and 90’s couture. Even some of the outfits were directly inspired from signature couture pieces! This is why proportions appear elongated and there’s a certain elegance and maturity to her designs. If you’ve ever seen a fashion designer make a sketch then you’ll know why.

She loved figure skating and the movement and elegance of dancing which is why everything has the caught-in-the-wind effect. You’ve probably noticed the skirts look a lot like the skirts figure skaters wear. That’s why the clothes are short and flowy so they can move around in them easily.

One of the most important inspirations for the message of Sailor Moon (SM) and the concept was her love for Astronomy and astrophotography. This probably explains the weightlessness of her designs or why there is a noticeable reduction in gravity in her drawings like everything is floating.

When times were stressful, she dreamed of one day, going up in space and looking back on Earth. She tells us we only have one Earth and to experience such a thing from that vantage point is a reminder of what true happiness must be like. A small reminder that we share more similarities in each other than we have differences.

She loved takarazuka (Japanese) style theater and this probably inspired some of the role-reversals you see in SM. This is why most of the villians are female. Also why Tuxedo Kamen plays a role similar to the damsel in distress or why he typically has powers normally associated with female characters. The key here is female empowerment. You get the sense of strength from this inspiration. This explains the guardian-aspect of the characters here.

Finally one of the last inspirations that drove her to become a mangaka was reading girls manga. She loved this concept and she was a big supporter of seeing more media produced for women by women in the future.

Remember this was at a time in the early 1990s where the Equal Employment Opportunity Law was passed which enabled women to go out into the world and work. She thought it was long overdue and that women needed to be involved in the industry.

So to sum up this short but very long article, when you start saying things like “I want the animators to change their proportions or I don’t think they should wear lip gloss.” What you are effectively saying is that you support the removal of something that makes Sailor Moon, Sailor Moon and so special to so many.

The proportions resemble fashion and add elegance/sophistication and give the girls a sleek maturity. Hence why they are styled with lip gloss to make a statement. It’s empowering. You’re effectively supporting the removal of something that makes them so powerful. It’s literally a fantasy and not meant to be taken literally. This is not real-life, it’s a work of fiction inspired by real life.

So yes, I hope the sequel of Sailor Moon Crystal takes these inspirations into account. I hope dream is dreamy, elegant, mature & elongated, stylized, empowering, flowy & weightless, caught-in-the-wind and an overall fantasy from a females perspective.

In dream they are all 15 (some are older) and in stars they turn 16. I see no point in supporting super exaggerated anime expressions that make the girls appear younger when they are not at this point.

Sailor Moon is a story about a group of girls with tragic pasts who were forced to grow up quickly and fight for what they believe in at a very young age. Don’t try to change Sailor Moon, let them be who they are. Let them grow up in front of our eyes and be the strong and courageous women they were destined to become.

It’s a powerful message not easily digestible by a society that still views women as the exact opposite of all things Sailor Moon stands for. Sailor Moon never once acts masculine. She emodies everything feminine. She has the bows, the skirt, the make-up, the earrings, tiara and the flawless hair and she stands strong in the face of what seems to be impossible circumstances.

She makes us all believe the impossible has a chance in hell to become possible again. That we all stand a chance, even if the odds are against us. This is Naoko Takeuchi’s dream and this is my dream. So “#just let me dream” and “#take me to the stars

The moonlight is a messenger of Love.

By the by, as we chat books, I wanted to share a couple of my fave fairy tale-style ones with my Oncer friends! And non-Oncer friends who like fairy tales too! Yay fairy tales!

(Note: none of these are smutty, but still wonderfully romantic!)

(Note 2: if you have some smutty fairy tale recs, my inbox beckons.)

(Note 3: feel free to reblog with your own fairy tale book recs!! I love recs!!)

There are two authors that really just kill it for me. Both feature strong female leads, good villians and tension, nice UST and unique twists on classic fairy tales.

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Upcoming Marvel Movies and Diversity

Okay, so first, let’s all agree that Doctor Strange is very weak with its representation. I thought it would be a good idea to run through upcoming Marvel films and see how they compare. Warning: this will probably be pretty long.

1- Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2

Director/Writer: James Gunn (white guy)

Cast: The main cast from first film is returning with the additions of Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell. The second lead in the movie is played by a WoC and female leads have been added from the first movie. Overall: okay diversity.

2-Spider-Man: Homecoming

Director: Jon Watts, Writers: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley (all white guys)

Cast: Tom Holland, RDJ, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Laura Herrier, Jacob Batalon, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, Bokeem Woodbine, and (so many) more. This cast is majority PoC including race-bending for iconic characters including Mary Jane Watson and Flash Thompson. Overall: great representation.

3- Thor: Ragnarok

Director: Taika Watiti (PoC) Writers: Taika Watiti and Stephany Folsom (woman)

Cast: Main thor cast + Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Jeff Goldblum, and Cate Blanchett. Includes a race-bent character (Thompson) and female villian (Blanchett). Overall: pretty diverse cast and diverse behind the scenes, too.

4- Black Panther (fuck yeah)

Director: Ryan Coogler (PoC) Writers: Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole (PoC)

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B Jordan, Danai Gurira, Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke. Literally every person officially cast so far is a PoC. Overall: this is the best movie made 3 oscars 100% rotten tomatoes 5 billion box office IT IS EVERYTHING.

5- Avengers: Infinity War (Avengers 3&4 included together below)

Directors: Joe and Anthony Russo (white guys) Writers: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (white guys)

Cast: Everyone??? Me?? You?? God??? Who knows. It’s hard to know at this point exactly who will be in it but if it includes the many PoC being introduced in upcoming movies, it should be pretty good. Also: it is 100% confirmed a gay love story about Steve and Bucky. Overall: Largely unknown, definitely gay af

6- Ant-Man and The Wasp

Director/Writer: Peyton Reed (white guy)

Cast: Largely unknown, but most of the original cast is likely returning. Diversity is meh but is a team-up movie giving a shared lead with a woman, so good in that department. Overall: mostly unknown

7- Captain Marvel (fuck yeah)

Director: unknown, but Marvel wants a woman 

Writers: Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman (a whole two women!)

Cast: It’s just Brie Larson so far but she is pretty fuckin woke. Stars a WOMAN, FINALLY, and Marvel is making sure it has women working on it behind the scenes. Overall: still pretty unknown

Final Thoughts: the future of Marvel looks better than its past, but make sure to especially support its more diverse efforts like Spider-Man and Black Panther.

super-doki-doki-chan  asked:

But like FEMALE deku!villian??!! That would also be cool right?? But please if you gonna draw her cover up her boobs with that outfit i know for sure something will slip out if yu know what i mean *winks*

yes fem!villain deku might be something interesting to take a looks at! :D

OMG BOOB EXPOSED SUPER HERO OUTFIT/ARMOR ANNOYS THE CRAP OUT OF ME!!!!! I’LL NEVER LET ANYTHING SLIP U HEAR ME????!!!!! D:< NOT TO OUR PRINCESS!!!!!!

*punches my own face*

*cough cough* sorry about that, totally lost it there, there is a high chance that her outfit is going to be completely different

but at the moment my hands are full so ur gonna have to wait for fem!villain!deku LATER :3

19 Day MCU Challenge (Post-AOU edition)
  1. Favorite film
  2. Least Favorite Film
  3. Favorite Character
  4. Least Favorite Character
  5. Favorite Female Character
  6. Least Favorite Female Character
  7. Favorite Villian
  8. Least Favorite Villian
  9. Favorite Piece of Music
  10. Favorite Infinity Stones
  11. Favorite Location
  12. Favorite Iron Man Armor
  13. Favorite Moment(s)
  14. Character you didn’t expect to like but did
  15. Movie you didn’t expect to like but did
  16. Favorite Line
  17. Favorite Character Design
  18. Least Favorite Character Design
  19. Thing(s) You’re Looking forward to seeing the most
  20. (Bonus) Your Choice

MY CALM MASKS A STORM

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anonymous asked:

(1/3) I just found this blog but if we’re talking about racism in comics then instead of character bashing I really want to call out to Grant Morrison who turned T@lia a woc whose two tropes could be summed up as anti-villain and noble demon due to her core character being her love and loyalty to her loved ones but wrote her as date raping Batman and causing the death of her son D@mian and killing her other son

He also racebent 3 white female villians Tiger Moth, Silken Spider, and Dragon Fly into poc and has a habit of making his villians poc like the Al Ghuls as previously stated and Lord Death Man a person from Japan and El Sombrero as for his heroic character he pretty much shipped off C@ssandra Cain a disabled woc who learned her first language English in her teens to be Hong Kong’s Batman and while she definitely deserves the Batman title it feels like he did it so she’d be out of the way especially since a common criticism of his was that he didn’t include C@ssandra Cain so instead she’s shipped off to be isolated plus C@ss relies on body language to communicate and body language isn’t universal sorry I’m salty because there’s so much character bashing in the fandom so I don’t want to contribute to any negativity but so many people praise GM’s works as the savior of comics or say that okay he’s sexist but he’s not racist because he created D@mian Wayne