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Ladynoir July Day Fifteen - Animal Impulses

Another from Metamorphosis - specifically, Crawl(ing) where the two are exposed on the Pont des Arts. They tried to do good, but that… yeah. If you’ve read the part, you already know.

Tomorrow is… Confidante and I might write something for that. Okay, later!

Public Enemy #87 by Beddo (Classic Comic book cover remix of New Mutants #87, 1990).

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“Got to give us what we want, got to give us what we need, Our freedom of speech is freedom or death… We got to Fight the Powers that be”.  - Chuck D, Public Enemy.

mutant studies departments

  • lots of mutants shy away from taking MS101 because they’re scared that’ll out them as mutants, so the class is filled with polisci majors who want to legislate mutancy, who aren’t interested in understanding the culture except to know how to oppose and minimize it
  • classes being cross listed between mutant studies and biology, or mutant studies and public policy, or mutant studies and history, but being taught exclusively by the other departments’ faculty, resulting in a highly prejudiced, misinformed picture of mutants and mutation
  • ((of course, not all the mutant studies faculty are free of this prejudice. most of them are pretty sympathetic, but there are the very influential, very controversial academics who propose that mutant culture is detrimental to society, or that only the more respectable aspects should be considered valid responses to the systematic oppression experienced by the mutant population))
  • the departmental offices regularly getting vandalized, slogans like “stryker was right” spray painted on the windows. the morning after genosha, the graffiti says “ding dong the muties are dead”
  • funding gets cut after M-Day despite the faculty’s protests that this is when they need the research the most, this is when the community defines who they are, this opens up all sorts of questions about who is a mutant and who isn’t
  • most departments across the country get merged into sociology departments, where they’re told to stop their research, end the discourse, and find something relevant to pursue
  • mutant studies departments slowly dying out, and the public image of mutants once again becoming more and more dependent on the militant individuals who run around in spandex, causing billions of dollars of property damage

anonymous asked:

who even is namor

he’s pretty much one of the oldest and most popular marvel characters of the old old old classics! he’s a fantastic four antagonist / friend. he’s king and protector of atlantis, and he is considered the first public mutant. he fought alongside captain america during world war ii as a member of the invaders, and he recently joined the x-men and became a phoenix host. 

I feel like this page sums it up pretty well.

X-Men The Movie

For the none of you who wanted to see me liveblog another movie, here I am again! This time I’m sitting down and watching the first X-Men movie. I’ve seen the whole movie in bits and pieces before, but never in one sitting, so this should be fun. Plus I actually know about the X-Men comics now, yay!

- Good opening; actually a very well done brief intro to the character of Erik

- Poor Rogue. Her power sucks.

- This movie is better than I remember? They do a great job introducing everything and showing both how mutants and the public feel. Especially considering how early of a superhero movie this is.


- And here comes the beefcake. Young(er) Hugh Jackman, I forgot just how lip-bitingly sexy you were

- I also forgot how stupid that comic book hairstyle looks in real life

- Rogue is surprisingly relatable for an audience surrogate character despite being a bit bland

- As if I ever thought Wolvie was just going to abandon her. He’s got too much of the Gruff Dad Hero genes to ever do such a thing.

- Awwww Rogue and Wolverine are bonding

- Heck yeah, Storm in her natural state: awesomeness. And Scott, your outfit makes you look like a fucking DORK. Which I guess is an appropriate look for you.

- “The fuck are these dumbass dorky suits?” thinks Wolvie. Same, Wolvie. Same.

- Kitty! Jubilee! Pyro! Bobby! All the cameos!

- Charles stop being creepy and invading others’ minds without permission. Oh wait, you can’t. Otherwise you wouldn’t be Professor X.

- “Send Mutants to the moon!” Says a protest sign. “Lol,” says I, knowledgeable of a earlier X-Men plotline where mutants did try to live on moon (or at least a rock in space, idk exactly)

- Damn but that 2000-era Mystique CGI ain’t half bad

- Well then. This is an all around unpleasant situation. Good thing the girl Wolverine stabbed happens to have power sucking powers.

- I love all the beautiful yet unnecessary special effects of Magneto using powers for every single little thing in every scene he inhabits

- Cyclops, I cannot get over how dumb you look, and I love it

- Damn, Rogue. Your powers really suck.

- Scott, I’m sorry, your powers also suck. Ororo, however, your powers are THE BOMB.

- Wolvie, dude, you fucked. Magneto gonna kill your ass.

- Logan’s wearing jeans with a jean jacket, aka a Canadian tuxedo. Truly, he is a paragon of Canadianess.

- Sploosh goes the bigot

- “Yellow spandex” yes please make all the references

- I will never grow weary of Wolverine snark especially when it is in response to Cyclops I don’t care how dumb it is


- …who then had to ruin her own awesome victory with one of the worst lines ever uttered

- “It’s me.” “Prove it.” “You’re a dick.” is probably the best exchange in this entire film

- Wolverine is the bad ass-ist

- Awwww Logan you’re such a softy, offering up your healing power so Rogue can live

- Oh good no one is dead how cliche

So overall I actually thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Whatever anyone may say, it did well considering it was the first modern superhero movie. They managed to cram a lot of movie into a relatively short time. And most of the casting was superb. I can’t think of anything else funny to say, I enjoyed it too much. So I’ll sign off, and see you next time I decide to have a glass of wine while watching a movie.

Why are there still Magneto fans/apologists when we have Cyclops

Things Cyclops and Magneto have both done:

>tried to protect mutants from non-mutant aggression by using lethal force

>stood up to non-mutant authorities and refused to comply if he thought what they wanted wasn’t in the best interest of mutant-kind

>taken risky decisions in order to preserve/restore mutant-kind

>recognize that mutant survival shouldn’t rely on non-mutant public support

>create a mutant state for persecuted mutants to seek refuge/asylum in

Things Cyclops HASN’T done but Magneto HAS:

>tried to commit genocide against non-mutants

>killed non-mutants solely for being non-mutants

>kill mutants for opposing his vision (AvX doesn’t count, he was possessed)

>tried to create or at the very least idolized a world order where Mutants are the master race and non-mutants are second class citizens

anonymous asked:

hi!! i love your villian au. can i ask how hanamaki and matsukawa got out of their situations?

ahh!! thank you so much for asking ehehe

Hanamaki and Matsukawa were both rescued by Oikawa and Iwaizumi sometimes in their “service”

Hanamaki was used as some sort of service robot for hospital. He was charged very expensive for his touches. Matsukawa was at the similar lab as Iwaizumi, being developed into a human weapon.

Oikawa and Iwaizumi were near the lab which Matsukawa was at. They were trying to get some informations about the system they put upon mutants, and they met matsukawa, and ran out with him.

Later, three of them happened to go by the hospital which Hanamaki’s was at. So they repulsively decided to rescue him.

Four of them together started doing “villan” stuffs, which can be seen as repetitive murders in public’s eyes but it was also seen as a heroic act for those mutuants or mutant friendly public.


It was rare that Raze got calls from people offering contracts. Never from SHIELD….until now. Common sense told him not to get involved with the organization - he wasn’t a wanted criminal yet because he was a politician, and his identity wasn’t in a database…or maybe it was now. Curiosity told him he had at least a century to live, why not take some risks?

He’d demanded that the meeting be in a public, mutant-friendly or -neutral location, because he wasn’t going to alter his form to blend in. Which was why the meeting was on the patio of a cafe in New York. Raze arrived early, to pinpoint a sniper and a tech van while he waited for the mystery partner and the agent, Weston. He’d never heard of the guy.

Weston looked bland enough for his job. They shook hands, and a moment later there was blue smoke and the smell of sulfur. Raze knew who it was immediately, even though they hadn’t told him beforehand.

He glared at the other blue-skinned mutant. “Hello, Kurt. Nice t'meet you.”

anonymous asked:

A lot of people blame Erik for the beach divorce. But here's the thing: Erik didn't say to a holocaust survivor that the men trying to kill them were following orders; Erik wasn't the one who didn't even acknowledge the desperate apologies for what was an accident; and Erik wasn't the one to dump his soulmate by saying they didn't want the same thing without even offering to compromise. I just wish that there was more acknowledgement that Charles is equally to blame and it wasn't just Erik. :(

THANK U BLESS U anon god knows Erik made some terrible decisions in his life but so did Charles. the bit that really gets me is where Erik says that mutants going public will be feared and then hated, and Charles says “not if we stop a war”, implying that mutants would be accepted by the majority if only they behave well enough. it reminds me of white people saying that the police are there for everyone’s protection and that innocent people have nothing to fear. being optimistic about others is a great positive quality, but denying the very real harm done to minorities by oppressors is dangerous. 

i think the Charles/Erik dynamic is actually a really great setup for discussing the dangers of both over-pessimism and over-optimism about society’s reactions to difference. Erik’s pessimism leads to violence (at worse actual attempted genocide in X2), unintended casualties (Charles getting shot) and personal rifts (like between him and Mystique in DoFP when he treats her more like a tool than a person). But Charles’ optimism leads to a denial of other’s pain (“they’re just following orders”) and a mis-placed faith in social systems which benefit some more than others. The point seems to me to be that they both have some good points and some bad; that political action cannot be boiled down to one approach being 100% correct. 

I’m puzzled when people want to entirely blame Erik and exonerate Charles because it seems clear to me that they both raise valid points about how mutants are treated and what can be done to improve that situation. Both of their political perspectives make total sense given their backgrounds and life experiences. 

Ian McKellen || Erik Lehnsherr || Magneto || Brotherhood of Mutants || Identity: Public || 83 || Male || Dusseldorf, Germany || Savior of Mutants || Unregistered || PLAYED BY TARIN


Erik Lehnsherr has gone by many names. He was born Max Eisenhardt, in Germany. His father was a WWI soldier, only to become a victim with the rest of his family in WWII. Max and the Eisenhardts were relocated to the Warsaw Ghetto, barely surviving on scraps of food. Max had to learn how to smuggle and sneak around, surviving only on his wits and a little bit of luck. In 1942, his family was captured as they attempted to escape, and systematically executed. Max survived only because his father managed to push him out of the firing line, and he had to dig himself out of the mass grave his family was buried in. Max was found and re-captured, this time sent to Auschwitz, where he was forced to become a Sonderkommando. He had to help lead his fellow Jewish brethren to the gas chambers and bury their bodies. While still at the camp, he met his future wife, Magda. Together, the two escaped to a Capathian mountain village.

Wishing to fit in with Magda’s people, Max sought out a new identity. He became Erik Magnus Lehnsherr, the Sinte gypsy. The two of them gave birth to a daughter, Anya. Seeking to better himself and provide for his family, Erik moved them to the Soviet city of Vinnitsa. There, another tragedy awaited. His latent-mutant powers revealed themselves when he discovered his boss was cheating him of his wages, and he hurled a crowbar at his boss. His boss in turn called the KGB, who burned down the inn with his daughter inside. He could not save her – the KGB held him back. Watching his daughter die before him, Erik unleashed his powers and destroyed the men responsible, and a large portion of the city. Terrified, Magda fled. Unbeknownst to him, she was pregnant with twins at the time.

Alone, Erik travelled under the name Erik Magnus, eventually finding himself in Israel. There, he worked in a psychiatric hospital for Holocaust victims, and met and befriended Charles Xavier. Though neither told the other of their mutant abilities, they discussed and debated the subject of mutant’s coexistence with the rest of humanity. When the hospital was attacked by Hydra, both were forced to reveal their powers in order to survive. Realizing that his views were incompatible with Xavier’s, despite his affection for the man, Erik seized Hydra’s Nazi gold, and escaped.

For some time after that, he went by Magnus, and hunted Nazi war criminals using his abilities. While working for an unnamed Western intelligence agency, possibly MI6 or the CIA, though he never discovered which, he also worked as a double-agent for Mossad, the Israeli secret service. He turned his prisoners over to Israel, which his Western employees knew about. They allowed this, but eventually moved in to put a stop to his activities. After they murdered his then-girlfriend in front of him, Magnus killed those responsible and vowed that from then on, he would be called Magneto. He had his first uniform created, and set his sights on New York City.

Magento was now determined to prevent the oppression of mutants, which had become a key issue in the public eye. He became the self-proclaimed Savior of Mutantkind, refusing to allow another attempted genocide of his people. He assembled and recruited like-minded and impressionable young mutants, and formed The Brotherhood of Mutants. Over the years, this organization and the X-Men, led by his once friend Charles, would clash many times. Time and time again, the X-Men were victorious.

Magneto was resourceful, however. No matter how often he was defeated or captured, he always managed to escape, to live to fight again. Righteous in his belief and determined to save mutantkind no matter the cost, Magneto proved a formidable foe. He has been called a freedom fighter and a terrorist, a hero and a villain, a savior and a bringer of death. Beyond his powers, which he has developed in numerous ways, he is a genius of science and genetics, skilled in deception, and a ruthless tactician.

After his latest defeat, which left him weakened, Magneto retreated. The Brotherhood still exists and serves him, but Magneto has decided to bide his time. They have been keeping a low profile, and unbeknownst to anyone, fought several times with the Syndicate over the summer war. Recovered, but still regaining control over his abilities, Magneto has emerged from hiding. The threat of the Skrulls is a concern, and a conflicting one. If he wishes to fight this enemy, he will also be aiding humanity, many of whom he sees as a threat to mutantkind. He no longer believes that coexistence is possible, only that he must prepare the world to be taken over by Homo Superior, the mutants. He hopes that those he fights for will come to accept this.

anonymous asked:

So... did Civil War happen after M-Day?

Yep. That’s why Clint’s nowhere to be found (he was recovering from being dead) and why there are so few mutants. House of M actually materially contributed to the existence of SHRA.

In the early comics they talk a bit about how regulations on all heroes but especially mutants had to be tightened to prevent another M-Day, not because humans care so very much about mutants but because M-Day followed the House Of M event, which altered the reality of the entire planet. That’s why Tony was already testifying before a Senate subcommittee about superhero registration when Stamford happened.

House of M did not just affect how the public saw mutants – it affected how the public saw all superheroes since it was emblematic of the issues with “cape” culture. Superheroes were, to the public eye, as much the cause of stuff like interstellar invasions as the shield from such things. I talked briefly about this in the introduction to Longform:

“Superheroes are tasked with the unusual, the epic, the overscale,” she said. “In the meantime, there isn’t much for them to do. And it behooves us to remember that nature abhors a vacuum. The frequency of overscale events is likely to rise in direct correlation with the number of overscale individuals present to combat it.”

In other words, the more superheroes you get, the more supervillains start appearing.  

So at the start of Civil War, when Nitro blows up Stamford, there is already a heightened sensitivity to the consequences of cape behavior and the fact that capes don’t have to deal with those consequences very often. It doesn’t help that both Nitro (who did it) and Speedball (who survived it) were mutants. (I stand corrected – Speedball may have some mutations but apparently is not considered a mutant.)

This is one reason I believe mutants should have been at the core of the Civil War event.

Also I would bet you ten shiny internet dollars that if Clint hadn’t been in hiding during Civil War, it wouldn’t have happened. Because when Steve Rogers is all fucked up it’s Clint’s actual job to unfuck him


My artsy contribution to this years Reverse Big Bang! Written by the amazing duo of ikeracity​ and black–betty​: A September as Sunny as Spring

Charles Xavier was part of a famous vaudeville act before an accident cost him his career and his ability to walk. He’s pulled together a new life as a musician in Hollywood, but is finding it difficult to navigate his feelings for his old friend and partner, Erik Lehnsherr, the most sought after matinee idol of their generation.
Famous film duo Frost and Lehnsherr are two of the most well-known and admired mutants in the public eye, having built their fame and fortune on silent film blockbusters.When the rise of the new “talking pictures” phenomenon threatens all their careers, they must band together to try to prove that their days of stardom are far from over.