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Justice League, Meet The Avengers

Batsy has created a chatroom.

Batsy has added Alfredo Pasta.

Batsy: Alfred.

Alfredo Pasta: Yes, Master Bruce?

Batsy: Was it Barry or Oliver this time?

Alfredo Pasta: It was the young speedster, Master Bruce.

Batsy has added Bear.

Batsy: Stop. Changing. Our. Names.

Bear: Alfredo Pasta, you snitched on me?

Alfredo Pasta: No regrets, son.

Alfredo Pasta: Was there something you needed, Master Bruce?

Batsy: I want to know the current status of the rest of the league.

Alfredo Pasta: Inviting them over for dinner? I shall prepare the table.

Batsy: No - a meeting that involves food, Alfred!

Bear: Ooooh are we having Lobster Thermidor? Arthur won’t like that.

Bear: I’ll be back in a… Flash. Gotta take care of my good pal Captain Cold.

Bear has left the chat.

Alfredo Pasta: It seems all members of the JLA are currently preoccupied.

Batsy: Even Clark? What could Arthur be doing? And Diana?

Alfredo Pasta: Saving the world, of course.

Alfredo Pasta: Except for Arthur. He’s at an aquarium.

Batsy: Are there any criminals out?

Alfredo Pasta: I’m afraid not, Master Bruce. Master Dick has done an exceptional job of keeping them at bay.

Batsy:

Batsy: What’s the Joker up to?

Alfredo Pasta: He’s in hiding after your last debacle with him.

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nine films that make up my aesthetic:

silence of the lambs (1991) // back to the future (1985)

pretty woman (1990) // a league of their own (1992)

birds (1963) // x-files: fight the future (1998)

thelma and louise (1991) // star wars IV (1977)

jurassic park (1993) // i tag anyone who wants to do this!

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South Africa’s Gift Ngoepe has become the first Africa-born player to the future in a Major League Baseball (MLB) game.

He made his top-flight debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday evening against the Chicago Clubs.

It’s a dream come true for me because it’s been my dream since I was a 10-year-old boy, but it also means so much to the people of South Africa and baseball in Africa,” Ngoepe said before the Pirates played the Chicago Cubs. “I’ve gotten plenty from people back home who are so excited.”

just saying...

Dear Wonder Woman Fans,

Hey, I’m one too.  But if you’re one of those people giving anyone super excited about Black Panther any kind of shit or trying to say WW is ‘better’ because it’s not about a man… kindly shut ALL the way the fuck up.  All the way.  The fuck up.  Seeing a black king as your hero, and seeing black men and (dark skinned) women in a setting that utterly stomps the Eurocentric idea that African nations are backward technology deserts devoid of innovation and beauty and culture, an idea that comes from imperialism, from the damages done by imperialism, and which FURTHERS imperialism and racism today… is awesome.  And important.  There’s a lot of VERY IMPORTANT THINGS that this movie is doing and even if it’s not for you, you can be happy that folks who need to see a movie like this (perhaps as much as you needed to see Wonder Woman?) are excited about it.  

Also, as much as we did have black and brown amazons, they had less screen time and few speaking lines.  The fact that folks are identifying more with the women of Wakanda over the Amazons isn’t something to have a hissy fit over; be GLAD For them, that they’re getting something that’s been terribly precious for all of us, yes, but especially for many black women.  Maybe we can take this as a rallying cry to get Artemis into a future Justice League movie, huh?  

Dear Black Panther Fans,

I’m here too, though I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not black and it just can’t mean the same things to me.. But I get that there were problems with Wonder Woman.  I realize that while Artemis looked awesome, she had precious few lines.  I realize that while the senator was there, and a senator, she was never named on screen.  I realize that they could have done better; no excuses here for what they just flat didn’t do.  However, Diana is not played by a white actress but a middle eastern one, a visibly, audibly JEWISH one.  Wonder Woman gave us some good, historical First Nations representation, Middle Eastern representation, and allowed a character with canonical psychiatric issues to exist and never asked him to ‘overcome’ his PTSD and kill people to be a hero.  It also gave us a superhero movie without the male gaze, something that has literally made multiple people burst out in tears.

You’ve got every right to tell WW fans giving you shit to fuck all the way off.  But this movie was important for a lot of PoC too, so like… carte blanche dismissing the movie itself as ‘for white women’ is unnecessary and kinda reductionist as it erases a lot of people.  The movie didn’t give you what you need and I’m sorry it didn’t.  They could have done better.  And I’m glad we’re getting something that DOES, a movie that looks like it’s going to blow the doors off and slam some Afrofuturism into the public space in a big way that’s been a long time coming.  But there’s no reason to bash what WW did for some folks who’ve also never seen someone like them get the time of day.  There are MUCH better targets out there and going after WW in such a wholesale way because it’s popular right now makes me really really tired.

PS WW Fans,

We already got our movie and we know it’s good.  We got it and we can celebrate it and love it.  The BP folks are living off trailers right now, and we remember what that was like, being afraid that the Powers That Be would diminish what we were seeing or undermine the wonderful things we were hoping for.  So it’s time for us to be goddamn graceful about it, kay?