Hey Glen, did you hear? Last night, March: Book Three by Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell — the final book in their graphic novel trilogy about young Lewis’ experiences in the civil rights movement — won the National Book Award for young people’s literature!
I heard! It’s fantastic! Both the fact that it won, and the comic itself, which is a deeply moving, eye-level, feet-on-the-ground account of the era that shows just how much hard, punishing work it took to change America. Lewis and co-writer Aydin take time to dig into the kind of small, human moments of pain, anguish, doubt and fear that history books tend to breeze past. And Artist Nate Powell makes sure you feel all those emotions — as well as moments of joy and soaring triumph.
It ends up offering far more than a how-to on civil disobedience — ultimately, it’s a why-to: a searingly hopeful testament to the power of protest, and a celebration of the young people who sacrificed their safety to make the country a more just place to live.
Yeah, I figured you’d be happy. I know you’re a graphic novel guy, so.
… It’s not a graphic novel.
That’s the second time you called it a graphic novel. Stop calling it a graphic novel. It’s not a graphic novel. For one thing, it’s non-fiction.
The Bank of Canada has made it public that they want fans of Star Trek to stop spocking their five dollar bills. Apparently some awesome people with an epic senses of humor have taken the liberty of writing on the money and editing it to make the person on the five look like Spock from Star Trek.
Real talk: When people send in prompts that start off with “I wish I could ask off anon/I’m on anon bc I feel so dirty/embarrassed/etc. asking for fanfiction”
That doesn’t make me feel great. If you think you feel dirty asking for it, what does that make me? Am I dirty? :”I
I get it if you’re too shy to ask off anon, and I’m totally cool with anon prompts (99.99999% of my prompts are anon-based anyways), but I mean…I don’t want to know why you’re on anon. My favorite one is:
“I wish I could come off anon but the embarrassment if my followers found me here… asking for fanfiction”
If your followers are going to ostracize you for asking for fanfiction of fake people you care a lot about like I do, then maybe they’re not worth your salt anyways…
Look, if you’re gonna be embarrassed by it then maybe don’t ask…or at least just don’t tell me that. It makes me less inclined to answer your prompts when you write something like that…I wanna be cool about it, but it makes me feel like I’m a loser or I’m embarrassing or I’m dirty and that’s just not cool.
Please don’t send me prompts saying stuff like that…
Like really? Why are you devoting so much of your time to something you hate? Do you just really have nothing better to do with your time than being mad at people drawing fictional characters?
I got news for you, buddy. Whatever the ship is, you’re just as addicted to it as the shipper.
Think about it. All you do is talk about it. All you do is reblog text post of other people talking about it. You make it your blog’s only purpose.
Yeah incest ships aren’t exactly my cup of tea either, but I don’t dedicate my life to disliking them. Because how I feel doesn’t matter. The artists are ones with the pencil and paper, and they can do what they want with them.
The only true difference between you and the shipper is instead of passing around fan art with hundreds of people, smiling, and enjoying yourself…
…it’s just you and maybe five or six people sitting around going “GRRR! I HATE THAT SHIP! GRRR! IF YOU SHIP THAT, YOU NEED TO KILL YOURSELF! GRRR! I’M GONNA GO TO YOUR BLOG AND SEND YOU HATE BECAUSE I HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH MY TIME!”
So really, just leave them alone. The only person you’re making look bad is yourself.
harry: hey, c’mon! don’t cry love, what’s the matter?
me: I just- *cries more*
louis: you just what?
me: I just- I JUST DON’T FUCKING UNDERSTAND HOW YOU CAN GO FIVE FUCKING YEARS AND NOT MENTION LARRY ONCE. LIKE O N C E. YEAH, SO YOU ‘DENIED’ IT BUT WHY CAN’T YOU FUCKING EXPLAIN SHIT? WELLINGTON? HMM BITCH? FUCKING CHICKEN STUFFED WITH MOZZERELLA WRAPPED IN PARMA HAM WITH A SIDE OF HOMEMADE MASH POTATOES? WHAT ABOUT THAT ‘EVEN AS YOUNG AS YOU ARE SHIT? THINKING YOU CAN LOOK AT EACH OTHER WHEN SHE ASKED IF YOU WANT KIDS? YOU’RE MY LARENTS SO EXPLAIN LOVE TO ME! MORE SPECIFICALLY EXPLAIN YOUR LOVE TO ME. FUCKING OWN IT! FUCKING OWN THAT YOU TWO ARE THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER BORN AND FUCKING TELL. THE. TRUTH. AND. ANSWER. OUR. FUCKING. QUESTIONS.