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@sapphicgeek: So, I want to tell you all what happened in the store today. It’s probably the single greatest moment I have ever experienced working here. After the usual Saturday rush, a teenage girl comes in. She looks absolutely terrified and when I greet her she jumped. She starts going up and down the new release wall and the poor thing looks completely overwhelmed. So, I make my way over to her and ask if I can help her find anything. She quietly admits that she was looking for Supergirl. We’re walking to the Super area when I ask if she watches the show. She smiles a bit and nods. Says Alex is her favorite. I mention that I’m a huge #Sanvers shipper and the poor thing just breaks down in tears. I’m trying to figure out what the hell I did to upset her. She’s crying and I’m freaking out. After a minute or so, everything clicks. I’m staring down a crying baby gay. One who was having some big issues. I tell her that it was hard for me when I wanted to come out too. She finally stops crying and asks me if it gets easier.  We sit at the coffee bar and talked for a while. She tells me that after seeing it all over Tumblr she binged SG. And when she got to Alex’s coming out arc was when things hit her. She tells me that she’s just wanted to kill herself for so long and that she had tried but just made herself sick. But as Alex’s arc continued she said she realized that she started to see that she could be happy, that she could be loved. She didn’t want to die anymore. For the first time, she didn’t want to die because she got to see Alex be amazing and be queer. She said she came to the store hoping to find something to get her through the hiatus, so she wouldn’t fall back in depression. She had no idea gay comic characters were a thing, but wanted to try. I tell her about Batwoman, Midnighter, and Renee Montoya. I pull out my starters which are Batwoman: Elegy, Midnighter, and Gotham Central. I also dug up a copy of the Adventures of Supergirl, just to get her through. She had enough cash for one and was torn on which to get. She decides on Batwoman and asks if I can hold the rest for a while.  I was having an internal crisis at that time, because this kid was me years ago. I was barely holding off my own tears. I ended up buying the other 3 for her and I make her promise me that in 10 years she’ll help another queer kid. So, I’m out 60 bucks and I cried in the bathroom for an hour but it was damn worth it. 
So, @TheCWSupergirl @SupergirlStaff @chy_leigh and @florianalima the work you do means so much to us. Thank you. So, so, much. 

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I just saw Big Hero 6. Here's what you need to know (no spoilers).

So my roommate cancerously and I just got home from a special pre-screening of Big Hero 6 at Union Square. Alex and I have been studying social issues/representation in film for quite a while (her more the social issues, me more the film), so naturally when we walked into a movie where Tokyo was turned into “San Fransokyo” for no definable reason, we brought a bit of skepticism on how Disney was going to handle their POC lead characters.

I am incredibly happy to say that we were both VERY pleasantly surprised. Here’s a bullet pointed list of things addressing what you may be worrying about with Big Hero 6:

  • I’m gonna tl;dr it really quick; go see the movie. If you were worried about putting money towards a film that could potentially be a racist, sexist mess, you’re not. It’s worth giving your money to, so if you were waiting for something to indicate that, or if you were on the fence about seeing it at the premier, here you go. Now, onto the hop topics:
  • “San Fransokyo” is as bad as it gets, honest to god. There was no heavily forced mashup of Asian and American culture, literally the only thing that was trying to be an Americanized version of Tokyo was the actual architecture of the buildings in the city. The city itself was beautiful, and had an interesting amount of world building for the technologies it uses, but still. It wasn’t necessary, but it doesn’t end up being more than like 3% of the film.
  • Honey Lemon is latina. I know there was a lot of speculation about her nationality because she’s very white passing but played by a latina actress, but in the animation her skin is tan and she has an accent. While I personally feel like she could have been less white passing and been the same character, that needs to be said.
  • Which is because the next thing is about the white washing. While I do think the movie could have done just fine with the original, all asian cast, I understand Disney’s attempt to more diversify the cast to appeal to a more broad American audience (with Honey Lemon being confirmed latina, that brings the cast to 2 asian characters, 1 black character, 1 latina character and 1 white character).
  • The women aren’t devalued into love interests. As it turns out, Hiro is 14 while everyone else is college-age (I don’t want to give too much of the plot to tell how they end up on a team), so there’s no love plot to distract from the main story. I know people were worried that Gogo was gonna end up being the token matching nationality love interest, but that didn’t happen.
  • Baymax is NOT a mascot character. Where Frozen could have gone on perfectly without Olaf, Baymax is so central to the plot that the movie would have stopped dead in it’s track without his presence about 30 minutes in. Also, he’s perfect. Absolutely perfect. Baymax is a Disney treasure and must be protected at all costs.
  • The character models were incredibly individual from each other. Honey Lemon does not look like Rapunzel or the Frozen sisters. Hiro’s aunt is that model, however her, as well as all the other characters, are INCREDIBLY expressive, and with different height, body types, and facial structure, all the women stand alone from each other in both look and personality. (Hiro’s aunt is actually one of my favorite characters in the film).
  • And lastly, Big Hero 6, at it’s core, is a story about grieving. It’s a story about dealing with loss, and Disney does that perfectly. Where their Princess movies tend to be “LOOK AT THIS MORAL,THIS SURE IS A MORAL, WOW LOOK AT THAT” Big Hero 6 allows for a slower, more casual build of it’s theme and really hits it home by the end of it.
  • Oh, and there’s a Stan Lee cameo and an after-credits scene. Make sure you look out for both!

Overall, I cried no less than three times, and through the ENTIRETY of the last 10 minutes of the film. It’s incredible, so much better than we all thought it was going to be, beautifully animated, and overall an fantastic film. I write this post to tell you; go give it a shot.

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She is lost in thought, but then he walks up to her a bit awkwardly and with no idea what to say. She just glances over at him, but she can’t hold back a smile because he’s adorable this young.  The man who has both loved her and fought her without holding back is standing next to her staring ahead like a nervous kid with a crush.  She can’t help but find it both adorable and amusing.

As the scene goes on, his awkwardness turns to smiling and flirting and the complications of their lives that were weighing them both down moments earlier seem worth every moment of the complexity.

“A bit clichéd, but I quite like it.”

(phil’s DH is on his arm!) MORE TATTOOED YOUTUBER BOYFRIENDS AU OKAY i had to get this out of my heAd but this is the last tattooed!phil i ever draw because i have carpal tunnel now from drawing the designs god bless

Hello, My Name is Alex. 

I’m a trans woman of color, and I live in the Portland area. and I’m in a bit of a bind.

My family is going through hard financial times, in a few ways. The most pressing is my mom having her bank accounts seized, including the one we shared. She had been behind already in other bills, but definitely didn’t need this trouble. I have a regular job, I make a bit over minimum wage but I mostly get by with help from my friends. Due to some other problems I have, I got a bit behind in bills. because money has been so tight, I had not been able to help my mom financially as I would have liked, nor have I been able to help my little brother with things he needed either. I came out the closet last October and I hadn’t been able to see them since then.

 My brother is graduating in June, and I would like to see him and the rest of my family. It’s sort of a daunting task right now, just because of all of these problems. I’m worried about missing this chance to see my family, and since my brother’s entering adulthood, I’m concerned about helping him with the transition, as my mom may not be able to.

In my family, it was always women who were the strong ones, and helped people get their ends met, so to ask for help is, and has been a struggle for me. I hate to ask for donations but now I have to in order to help my family. My PayPal is kimdeal360@gmail.com and whatever you can spare will be greatly appreciated.

  • Alex Hirsch: okay so how about in this episode we get to see a man brutally murdered with an axe, bleeding taxidermy and basically have it revolve around satan
  • Disney: lol ok
  • Alex Hirsch: so I thought maybe we could incorporate a queer character?
  • Disney: uh yeah, about that, that's crossing the line a bit I mean we don't want to traumatise anyone, it is a kids show after all, like we don't want anything too inappropriate
Do You Like Welcome To Night Vale? Check Out These Podcasts!

I’ve been posting a bit about different podcasts I really like and I’ve gotten asks about what ones I recommend and honestly my favorite ones are Preforming Arts podcasts and I have a bunch here that I feel like you guys would really like, and most of them are in the same vein as WTNV!

The Bright Sessions: Dr. Bright provides therapy to the strange and unusual; their sessions have been recorded for research purposes. Her patients include a time traveler, an empath, and a mind reader!

The Black Tapes: The Black Tapes is a weekly podcast from Pacific Northwest Stories and Minnow Beats Whale, and is hosted by Alex Reagan. The Black Tapes is a serialized docudrama about one journalist’s search for truth, her enigmatic subject’s mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both. How do you feel about paranormal activity or the Supernatural? Ghosts? Spirits? Demons? Do you believe?

Alice Isn’t Dead: A new serial fiction podcast from the team behind Welcome to Night Vale. A truck driver searches across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead. In the course of her search, she will encounter not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman.

Within The Wires: A new serial fiction podcast from the team behind Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead. Set within an alternate reality, “Within the Wires” tells stories in the guise of instructional audio programs. Season One, “Relaxation Cassettes,“ is a 10 part scripted fiction podcast that takes the form of an audio course on full body relaxation issued by The Institute to you, (the listener) a nameless medical inmate. Who is this narrator? Is she relaying something more than just relaxation techniques, and is she to be trusted? And are there subliminal messages hidden within the music? As listeners move through the relaxation curriculum a deeper and more personal story unravels. 

King Falls AM: King Falls AM centers on a lonely little mountain town’s late-night AM talk radio show and it’s paranormal, peculiar happenings and inhabitants.

The Message: The Message is a new podcast following the weekly reports and interviews from Nicky Tomalin, who is covering the decoding of a message from outer space received 70 years ago. Over the course of 8 episodes we get an inside ear on how a top team of cryptologists attempt to decipher, decode, and understand the alien message.

TANIS: Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis.Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur…

Limetown: Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again.In this seven-part podcast, American Public Radio host Lia Haddock asks the question once more, "What happened to the people of Limetown?”

Archive 81: A few weeks ago, my friend Daniel Powell disappeared. Before he vanished, he sent me hours and hours of audio he’d collected while working as an archivist at HHCNYS. The tapes are… strange. I’m not entirely sure if they’re real or not, but I’m posting them in the hope that someone can tell me what’s happened to Dan.

okay but can we talk about Alex and Lena for a bit

  • Alex and Lena bonding over science because they as sUCH HUGE NERDS 
  • and Kara and Maggie make fun of them a lot 
  • Maggie just looks over at Kara like ‘i cant believe we have to compete with science for their affection’ even thought they know its not true but just
  •  Alex and Lena being dorks. 
  • Alex asking Lena about her work with the isotope and how she was able to inactivate not only the isotope but the virus itself like!!!??!
  • Alex not only had access to ridiculously advanced technology at the DEO, but she was also working with her mother who is also a huge nerd, and they had information from the fortress of solitude 
  • Lena just goes ‘this is a piece a cake i luv science’ and did it in like probably less than an hour
  • Lena tryna be all secretive about it but one look at Kara’s pout and she tells Alex everything
  • Lena being Alex’s go-to for future science problems and they work together a lot
  • Lena giving Alex exclusive looks into the stuff she’s working on and Alex giving Lena some ideas for future technology
  • Trading technology w/ each other
  • Giggling over Maggie and Kara’s attempts at using science pick up lines
  • Also, coming up with increasingly complicated pick up lines that only the two of them really understand
  • except that one time Eliza was having dinner with the four of them and Alex has a particularly dirty one that makes Eliza smack her bc ‘Alexandra that is yOUR SISTER’S GIRLFRIEND AND YOUR GIRLFRIEND IS RIGHT THERE’
  • just, Alex and Lena bonding over their love of science (and Kara ofc)

I thought my 2000th post should be of my desk. I think it’s quite fitting. It’s evolved quite a bit since I started this blog (Alex, it’s been like one month. Shut up). I’m quite happy with how it is right now. There’s lots of space for me to spread out my papers when I study. Hope you’re having a great day, and this is your daily reminder to take a quick break! :)

So today I was sitting in my room, when my sister (who is on tumblr quite a bit, and knows all the slang) asked me if she could borrow my laptop. then I realized I have a folder named

So I was like “Sure, just wait one second” before changing it too 

So that happened…

*Rebecca Sugar, Scott Cawthorn, and Alex Hirsch all sit down in a room together*

Rebecca: So what are everyone’s plans for the 13th of July???

Alex: Emotional torture??

Rebecca: I’m down. Scott?

Scott: Damn I’m gonna have to push my schedule up a bit

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hold on tight, this ride is a wild one

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-Anon request (request for Charles adorableness, I think this counts…)

Sometimes -when he was really bored- the professor liked to bend his own rule a bit. Now, Charles Xavier had a terrible habit of *bending* rules, but one in particular: ’Absolutely! I promise that I will never ever read your thoughts without your permission. You can trust me,’- was just too fun to pass up on occasion.

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