i've been reading comics for 20 years

As much as there’s a large community of people who really want to see Jughead as asexual, and I am a huge proponent for that kind of representation, there’s also quite a large community of avid Archie fans that want Betty and Jughead to be together, too,“ Sprouse said. "I think these are things we need to juggle when considering what Jughead is in Riverdale.

This is a new universe, this is a new take on Jughead, and he is this tortured damaged kid — this Holden Caulfield — who is looking for someone who can relate to him on a personal level and that narrative itself is also beautiful. While I think that [asexual] representation is needed, this Jughead is not that Jughead. This Jughead is not Zdarsky’s Jughead and this Jughead is not the aromantic Jughead.

This Jughead is a person who is looking for a kind of deeper companionship with a person like Betty..and Betty ends up being this super nurturing, caring, catering person that with Jughead’s super screwed-up past they end up diving into each other and it ends up being a beautiful thing. How are people going to respond? Truthfully, they’re probably going to be quite incendiary about it at first. Do I think that’s ill-placed? No. Do I think they should give it a shot? Yeah, I do, because I think that after filming thirteen episodes, it makes sense to me and if it makes sense to me as the person who’s dumping so much time and so much argumentation into trying to represent Jughead correctly, it will make sense to other people as well.

—  Cole Sprouse (x

anonymous asked:

(1/3) hi hey, so, i don't know anything about comics, haven't read a superhero comic book in my 20 year old life, but i do watch the movies, all the Marvel and DC ones, and this is going to probably be a really stupid question, but i've been wondering about this for a long time and i just found your blog, and it has been very enlightening and hopefully you won't make (too) much fun of me for asking it?

(2/3) the Marvel world map is like the real world, with cities and countries we know, with the occasional creative license for made up places like Wakanda… how does the DC one work? we of course have Gotham, Midway City, Star City, etc, but do we still have other real life american cities? is New York around? or the whole map is made up? please feel free to face palm this question, i know it must be painful for a real fan, so i’m sorry, truly

(3/3) but the DCEU never make this clear for me, and i was wondering how the geography works in the movies. thanks for reading this stupid ass question and also don’t mind my english, it is not my first language! x

back in the 30s some of the fictional cities like metropolis, gotham, central city etc were meant to be substitutes for real cities but as time went on, they ended up existing alongside (and sometimes near) them. coast city is usually between los angeles and san diego, central city’s in the middle of the country and about four states from detroit… in the comics, new york is sometimes being referenced as an actual place you can go to, like a cleaner/safer gotham city, and i still see some people make it sound as if gotham city is new jersey but it’s more accurate that gotham’s near/in new jersey as opposed to flat out replacing it

in the dceu (and in some comic iterations even though it’s not always consistent) metropolis and gotham are neighbors, so it’s safe to say metropolis is probably placed somewhere in delaware or new york and gotham in the new jersey area. i’m not sure whether we ever got a canon confirmation for BvS, but geographically it fits for metropolis to be in delaware because the only thing that separates it from gotham is a bay like it was portrayed in the movie

generally, even though real cities exist in the dcu, they’re not mentioned as often as the fictional ones, giving the impression the superheroes’ cities have generally played a bigger role in the way the world works (both because they house superpowered beings and because gotham’s crime life makes new york city look like you can walk at night with wads of money on display and only receive kind looks instead of getting robbed on the spot). the modern dcu is basically the real world plus fictional cities that usually take center


Hello friends! I’ve been suspiciously absent from tumblr over the last couple of months (sorry!), but all that will be over the next couple of weeks! 

4 more exams to go, and I will finally be done with my undergrad degree. Meaning I will be free to read ~all of the things~ (you have no idea how much I miss reading for pleasure)

I’m expecting I will be churning out a bunch of content over December to deal with the stress of waiting for my results and uni offers for next year.  So I guess I’ll see you all on the other side!