mutants exist

g3nxd  asked:

Hi, you seem like a nice folk, mind if I ask you a question? Did you ever talk about The Witcher franchise? Yet again I stumbled upon some people complaining about the lack of POC in the game (even tough there're Lol) and I just wanted some input from someone of why should this be considered a bad thing. In my opinion I find it incredibly hipocritical that people from the northwest hemisphere insinuate that a small polish developer are racist just because they don't cater to their standards.

Plenty of people have talked about the lack of POC in the Witcher 3. Our founder on occasion has done so at conventions. It’s not about catering to anyone’s standards. It’s about using the excuse of Polish mythology or “historical accuracy” to excuse the lack of POC in Witcher 3 specifically.

We are nice but we also aren’t here to play with straw men or fall into a trap of explaining things that have been explained repeatedly elsewhere with more detail than can be explained in a short reply. 

TL;DR - Plenty of people have talked about this issue, it’s not about catering to anyone or assuming anyone at CDPROJEKT Red is racist because lack of POC in a fantasy game. 

Asking for inclusion != catering to any one group of people. 

Thanks for your question! 

In Lynch Mode

Have you been re-watching the original episodes of “Twin Peaks” that aired on abc from 1990-1991 in anticipation for its return to Showtime on May 21, 2017?

I haven’t and probably should, but I did just watch a show so “Twin Peaks” inspired that at times I swore the credits would reveal David Lynch’s involvement.

Although bizarre visionary David Lynch had nothing to do with F/X’s “Legion,” the show was in the fully capable hands of writer/director/producer Noah Hawley. Hawley has already brought even more critical acclaim to F/X thanks to his outstanding interpretation of “Fargo,” which is about to return for a third season on April 19. With “Legion,” Hawley stunned audiences yet again, making his success rate two for two on F/X.

Previously, Hawley had quick cancellations with his abc shows “The Unusual” (2009) and “My Generation” (2010) so obviously his work fares far better on cable than broadcast television. Just as he based his version of “Fargo” from someone else’s work (the Coen brothers’ 1996 film of the same name), “Legion” is derived from a Marvel Comics character.

I’ve been burnt-out on comic book adaptations for quite some time now and only checked out “Legion” due to Hawley’s involvement. I do love the Christopher Nolan Batman films, the first “Iron Man,” and found “Deadpool” hilariously entertaining, but the way Hollywood constantly churns out formulaic comic book adaptations (I have not seen “Logan” so am not including it in my sentiment) has left me completely jaded by the genre.

However, as expected, Hawley totally reinvented the tired practice.

“Legion” is unlike anything you’ve ever seen on television unless you have seen “Twin Peaks.” Nonetheless, it’s still unlike any comic book show/movie you’ve seen because the whole superhero aspect takes a backseat to a gripping mystery.

The series, which premiered February 8, 2017 and just wrapped its first 8-episode season on March 29, is what you would categorize as a mindfudge and that is the clean way to describe it. Like “Memento,” “Donnie Darko,” and “Inception,” you aren’t 100% sure what is going on in “Legion” and what you think you know could change at any second. For example, I still can’t definitively tell you what time period “Legion” is set. While most of the environments and fashion scream the 70s, the weaponry and technology makes me assume its present-day or even the future.

It takes commitment to watch a puzzling show that can pull the rug out from under you without warning. While watching “Legion,” I would ask myself and text others “what the heck is going on?” despite the fact I was still enjoying what was unfolding. I would read episode recaps to make sure I wasn’t missing anything and hoped that by the finale everything would be explained.

Clearly “Legion” knew they were throwing a tremendous amount of information at fans because in the penultimate episode the show uniquely went out of its way to spell everything out. The method was as engaging as it was informative and to go into too much detail would spoil its brilliance. However, depending on how closely you were paying attention, it was possible to piece the show together even before the disclosure.

Wow, I am reaching word count and I haven’t even explained the plot of “Legion.” That actually says a lot about the show – its ambiguous nature is what makes “Legion” so rewarding.

“Legion” revolves around David Haller (marvelously played by Dan Stevens), a young adult that has battled living with schizophrenia ever since he was diagnosed at a young age. While residing in a psychiatric hospital, his world is turned upside down when he meets the beautiful Sydney “Syd” Barrett (Rachel Keller of Hawley’s “Fargo”). Hawley purposely chose her name as a reference to Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett who suffered from mental illness. The series includes even more Floyd thanks to a mind-altering scene that utilizes the band’s “Speak to Me” and “Breathe” so profoundly it caused the hair on the back of my neck to stand up. Hawley also splendidly injected T. Rex in a pivotal moment.

Meeting Syd sends Haller down a rabbit hole that reveals he may not suffer from a mental illness at all, but might actually be one of the strongest mutants in existence. A government agency that views mutants as a threat wants to control Haller, while a mutant-friendly group, led by Melanie Bird (Jean Smart, also of Hawley’s “Fargo”), wishes to protect him.

Aside from the perplexing plot, intoxicating cinematography, and dark humor, “Legion” boasts remarkable performances. Dan Stevens, who is most famous for playing Matthew in “Downton Abbey” but first popped up on my radar in the awesome film “The Guest,” is destined to receive nominations for his strenuous performance. I also think Aubrey Plaza, known for her quirky comedic character in “Parks & Rec,” is a shoo-in for an Emmy for her diabolical role. And, wait until you see what “Flight of the Conchords” star Jemaine Clement does with his charismatic character.

Season 1 of “Legion” was an education for both the characters and the audience and now that we’re all on the same page Season 2 (coming in 2018) is going to be one wild ride.

Fire and Ice (Jughead Jones x Reader) Part 1

Request: Removed because spoilers.

Summary: Mutants have just been introduced into the world and people still aren’t sure what to make of them. Y/n finds themselves as one of these dangerous mutants, but they can’t control anything they do. With their power slowly growing it’s become harder to control, and the people of Riverdale start to notice. Desperate, they turn to their closest friend, Jughead Jones. As their power manifests so does something between them and Jughead.

Crossover: X-Men x Riverdale

Pairing: Jughead Jones x Reader

Rating: T/Fluff

Warnings: Mild swearing

Reader’s Powers: Pyrotechnics (fiyah)

Part Two Part Three

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remember rachel saying kitty and illyana had a “primal subconscious awareness of each other”

remember that time the beyonder literally wiped the new mutants from existence, and kitty was the only one who remembered them because of her bond with illyana

remember darkchylde illyana, with barely any soul inside of her, clinging to her love for kitty

i’m not actually going anywhere with this i just wanted to talk about how girlfriends they are

Questions I still have post-finale:

  • Where & when does it take place? If canonically David is not mentally ill and therefore this is not just his askew perception of the world, then why is there such a strong 60s aesthetic?
    • Oliver asks if women are still not wearing bras … what date was he frozen in?
    • What happened to David’s adoptive parents?
    • When did David go to college? Did he graduate? When was he admitted to Clockworks? How long was he there? When did Syd show up at Clockworks and how long were she and David together before she was dismissed? Why was she permitted to leave?
    • How much time passes between David and Syd kiss-switching at Clockworks and Clark showing up at Summerland?
  • What did the stars say?
  • Why does David love Syd (apart from her having symmetrical physical features, clear skin, & nice hair) and why does Syd love –and risk her life for– David in return?
  • How does Syd’s mind switch back to whoever’s body she switches into? How long does it take until the switch fades?
  • What exactly is Kerry/Cary? Their mother was expecting a girl, but had a boy, but then a girl appeared later … ??
  • Who is Walter / The Eye, what exactly are his powers, what is his motivation, and who is he loyal to? From what I can gather, he broke away from Summerland to work for D3, but D3 seems to be keen on eradicating mutants.
    • How does he appear as Dr. Poole and what breaks the spell?
    • How does he knock out Ptonomy?
    • Why does his right eye look milky? Is it related to his power?
  • Did David really try to hang himself? Did he kill Dr. Poole? Did he really eat those tape recordings?
  • What exactly is D(ivision) 3? Are there other divisions? Is Summerland a division? What is the nature of the “war” going on between Summerland and D3? How did it start? How long has it been going on? What do both sides want? Are other mutants at Summerland (apart from those directly involved in David’s story) at all involved in the fight? Are most people on Earth aware of the existence of mutants?
  • What exactly is Clockworks? Is it a part of D3, or is it really just a mental institution? Does Dr. Kissinger know about David’s/Syd’s powers?
  • What did Philly mean when she told Syd “they’re watching”?
  • How does David figure out that his biological father had supernatural abilities of any kind, let alone psychic powers?
  • How did the Summerland Team (Syd/Kerry/Ptonomy) get into David’s mind to plant the false memory of Syd telling him how to escape from the pool in D3?
  • Did David’s adoptive parents really read him The World’s Angriest Boy?
  • Where the hell was Amy in Chapter 8?
  • Why is it called Legion?
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The Gifted - Official Trailer [source]

What tore them apart is what will bring them together.  From Director Bryan Singer, and in association with Marvel Television, comes the all-new FOX series, THE GIFTED. 

From io9:

In the The Gifted’s first full trailer, we’re introduced to Amy Acker and Stephen Moyer’s Caitlin and Reed Stucker, a couple whose lives are torn apart when they learn that their teenage son and daughter are both mutants and being tracked by the government.  Lauren Strucker (Natalie Alyn Lind) explains to her brother that she was born with the ability to push air and water molecules together in order to move things or form force fields and in another scene we see Andy Strucker’s (Percy Hynes) similar powers manifesting as he’s picked on by bullies. 

It’s also revealed that Reed Strucker works for the shadowy organization that’s hunting down mutants and it’s the revelation that his children have the X-gene that pushes the family to go on the run.  Of all the new information packed into the trailer, the most interesting comes from Eclipse (Sean Teale), a new mutant created for the show, who says that no one knows if the X-Men and the Brotherhood (of Evil Mutants, perhaps) even exist any more, implying that they did at one point.

Compared to FX’s Legion, the only other Marvel show incorporating mutant characters, that largely avoided any direct connections to Fox’s movies, The Gifted seems to be aiming at building something of a shared universe from the jump.  We’ll all see whether this new synergistic approach for Marvel’s mutants works when The Gifted premieres sometime between later this year and early 2018.

Could be cool.

anonymous asked:

what do you think life for a lowblood/mutant would be like on Beforus, compared to Earth C?

Oooh, compared to Earth C? Interesting!

Well, it’s known within Beforian lore that Beforus was, esentially, an equal opportunity planet when it came to mutants and lowbloods, on a LEGAL level. Beforus did not enforce laws dictating that mutant wrigglers were to be culled…however, there was still prejudice on a SOCIETAL level, when we’re talking about prejudice not enabled by the government. One can say that sexism was still a problem on a legal level, as seen in Porrim’s dialogue, but we’re talking about casteism here (I’ll talk about gender roles in troll culture another day, if ya ask nicely ;) ).

It’s vaguely evident that on Beforus, highbloods were more well off than lowbloods. We see that Meenah lived in luxury, which can be attributed to her heiress status, but we don’t really see many of the past hives of the lowbloods. We do get a glimpse of the Lost Weaboos forest, where Rufioh and (assumedly) Damara once lived, which is a system of treehives. It’s never directly implied that this is attributed to them not being able to afford better housing, and my best assumption is that it’s just a bunch of teenagers opting to live in the woods like young 80s adventure movie protagonists. Porrim also states that male highbloods hold a lot of power, which, in tune with Meenah being heiress and all, indicates that the caste system is still in place. Cronus and Horuss are both prime examples of people who hold casteist views, while not being as direct about them as their Alternian counterparts, still make their beliefs on the matter known. Casteism exists in Beforian society, while not on a direct LEGAL level, it exists on something of an unspoken SOCIETAL level. Highbloods hold more power, but there are no laws stating that a lowblood or a mutant must be culled or must be restricted. Beforus is, in a sense, your racist uncle that keeps his mouth shut at Thanksgiving as not to start a fight like last year. Their casteism is unspoken, and unenforced by the government, but present.

Earth C was also created as an equal opportunity planet. We see mutant grubs being cloned there, which implies that there was an executive decision made to include mutants in the genepool FROM THE START, rather than opting not to create any. They chose to involve mutants in their society, rather than to erase them from the genepool. This is very important. They had the opportunity to prevent mutants from existing, but chose to add them to their new society.

Mutants and lowbloods, from the very start of Earth C, always had an equal opportunity at life.

From what we’ve seen, Earth C does not display any casteism or prejudice…safe for Jane’s abduction. Jane was referred to as “hornless”, indicating that her abductors had a prejudice against humans. However, we have yet to see how that plotline wraps up. From what we’ve seen so far, this is the only example of prejudice that Earth C has given us. The rest of the planet seems to live in harmony…from all that we know about it!

I’d wait on a new snap update to determine exactly what the general societal beliefs on Earth C are, but I can say this much: the planet was created with the intention of all of the races on it to live in harmony. This intention is most likely projected by the kids/trolls, and thus, practiced by the citizens who worship them.

That episode of X men evolution when they went on that cruise ship through the caribbean to the bahamas and it was after mutant kind was exposed to the public, so they were trying to keep a low profile. and when they got exposed for trying to help an incident on the ship, and in response they endured prejudice, were ostracized. but like when they saved the people on that island, the people embraced them lmao. clock that the people on the island were Black, and the people on the ship were depicted as white. 

Originally posted by thetimayanarmy

also, clock the majority of the people they experienced anti mutant sentiments from throughout the entire show were white. tea. 

Like Storm was praised as a Goddess by her people too. lmao

realistically, if mutants were real, the Black community would be mad accepting of it. anti mutants sentiments would only exist as a result of colonialism. 

neon-ryan-moved  asked:

companions react to sole coming out as transgender maybe?

Cait: “So, what - the stuff in your pants doesn’t match up with what y’feel like?” She frowns. “So? Just do whatever the fuck y’want. Not like anybody’s gonna stop you. I mean, right, some people might have a problem with me hittin’ people, just ‘cause I got tits. But you don’t see me carin’, do ya?” She hums, tapping her chin. “’Course, if you’re doin’ the nasty, I can see where you might be upset…” She nods, and claps a hand to Sole’s shoulder. “You do whatever works for you, Sole. So long as you’re happy, that’s… that’s what’s important.”

Codsworth: He may or may not be surprised, depending on whether or not he was told Sole’s particular condition and programmed on how to deal with it. “I… can’t say it’s something I’m used to, Mx. Sole. Why, Pre-War, it’d be patently unusual! … But I suppose we’re both in unusual circumstances now, hm? No point in babbling semantics, it won’t change what you are. A rose by any other name, yes? Just tell me whatever you need, Mx. Sole, I’d be more than happy to cater to your requests.”

Curie: Pre-War medical records of gender dysphoria are spotty at best, and downright wrong at worst. It’s something she’s not totally equipped to deal with, and that upsets her. “I cannot… I… As a medical doctor, I-I do not know what to say! But… as a friend, I know that I do not care what you are. Only that you are you, and happy. You have done so much for me, and in a way, I understand what it feels like, to be in the wrong body. But you helped me to become myself, and I will do whatever it takes, to ensure that you achieve that same feeling.”

Danse: Even the Brotherhood, with all its recovered knowledge, doesn’t know much about the condition, and so Danse is at a loss. “I-I… Thank you, for telling me. I understand that may not have been easy to say. I wish I could come up with something better, but I don’t know how to feel.” He pauses, thinks for a moment. “I suppose, after discovering… what I am, and after you chose to believe in me, I can do the same for you. Neither of us are what we appear, in the end, and the least I can do is to extend the same loyalty you showed me.”

Deacon: “Huh.” He considers it, eyes unreadable from behind his sunglasses. He shrugs. “I don’t know what you want me to say. I’ve already told you I’m in your corner, that I’ve got your back. And, I mean… I’ve seen plenty of weirder stuff than you. I’ve done weirder stuff.” He gives them a rare, genuine smile. “I’m… I’m glad you told me, even if I might not deserve that trust. And it doesn’t change anything between us, believe me. If you can put up with my bullshit? I’m more than happy to accept you as you are.”

Dogmeat: I don’t think Sole really needs to come out to Dogmeat. He’s a good boy. He understands.

Hancock: “Knew a few people like that,” he says, nodding sagely. “Wanted to be one thing or the other, or somewhere in the middle. I never really cared about the specifics of it. People’s people, never mind what they’re packin’.  And so long as it all feels good?” He grins. “Well, I don’t mind that, either. You don’t need to worry about me, Sunshine. Hell, we’ve already got a few people like you in Goodneighbor. And I’m acceptin’ of all kinds, so long as you accept everybody right back. No reason we gotta go around hating each other.”

Nick Valentine: “Guess I was right, then.” He shrugs. “Figured it out a while back. You don’t get to be a detective without being observant.” He sighs. “I ain’t gonna lie, kid. It’s strange to me. I remember seeing the world in black and white, men and women, good and bad. But I have to remind myself that’s not how the world works. And not just because I ended up in the wrong body, too.” He leans forward to rest his hand over Sole’s. “We’ve got more in common than you think, Sole. Whatever you need, name it.”

MacCready: “Whoa, whoa, whoa. So you’re… What, are you, exactly?” He doesn’t mean to be rude, not really, but he doesn’t like things he doesn’t understand. “I just… Geez, Sole. You can’t go dropping stuff on a guy like that. I mean, I want you to be happy. I just - I don’t know what to say, or do, or think. I’m… I’m gonna need your help, okay?” Once assured Sole was just worried about his reaction, he calms down a bit, and after realizing Sole’s still the same person, treats everything as normal.

Piper: She can’t help but shower Sole with questions. “What’s it like? Does it hurt? What about when you use the bathroom? Does it feel weird? Do you feel weird? Have you ever dated anybody? What did they say?” When she realizes she’s prying, she stops and apologizes. “I’m sorry, Sole, really. I’m just curious. I promise I won’t write an article or tell anyone. It’s your secret, and I’m grateful you told me. But you know me, sometimes my mouth moves faster than I think, and… I just want to understand you. And… I want you to know I care.”

Preston: At first, he’s torn between his confusion and his natural desire to be inclusive. But he’s Preston, and his positive nature wins out. “If that’s how you really feel,” he says softly. “I’m not gonna tell anybody the right way to live their lives. Everybody deserves an equal chance at happiness, and if this is who you are, then I support you, one hundred percent. Just… tell me if there’s anything else going on, okay? People aren’t the nicest out there in the wasteland. I’ve got your back, if you need me.”

Strong: As a mutant, gender doesn’t exist for them. No genitalia, no reproduction, anything - they live to eat and fight. Sole’s announcement has no bearing on him. In his mind? This is all just a bunch of silly human dramatics. Everyone’s the same when they’re dead. Which… is a grim sort of way to look at it, but practical and realistic nonetheless. 

X6-88: “You are… in the wrong body?” His brows furrow above his sunglasses. “I do not understand. Why? Your physical appearance has no effect on your life or capabilities. Clothing is aesthetic. Genitalia matters only in regards to reproduction. Your beliefs and personality are your own. I fail to see why this matters so much to you.” Call him ‘accepting to a fault.’ X6 has very little patience for the superficial, and to him, Sole is fussing over nothing. They are who they’ve always been - anything else is extraneous. 

NOTE: As a cis person, and someone not 100% informed on all transgender issues, I did my best to answer this ask in a respectful way, while also staying true to the companions’ personalities. Please let me know if I used an incorrect term or said something inappropriate, and I’ll be happy to let you know if I did it on purpose as the character, or if I didn’t intend to offend. Thank you.

I was inspired to try and find the oldest piece of writing I hadn’t deleted and it’s from right after I turned 14. It… is the most pretentious thing… omfg. I was so proud of this shit. It was my featured deviation, back when the dA lit community was active and cool. I thought I was a fucking prodigy. At least I can confirm that my obsession with girls who have boy names and kiss girls has been ongoing for at least twelve years.

What is the Infinity Universe?

It is just one of the infinite universes in the multiverse. It is named after one the main characters in the series named Infinity Girl. Many of my stories will take place in this universe. Mostly everything in this universe is identical to ours except it takes place 50 years into the future; 62 years after the emergence of super powered humans called Pseudohumans and Mutants. 

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anonymous asked:

when i was thirteen i wrote a lotr fanfic in which my amazon warrior elven princess oc romanced legolas. i wrote about 200ish journal pages detailing my characters adventures (adventures which resembled the plots of a variety of fantasy books and movies) in the years leading up to lotr. my main regret in life is that i eventually realized the story was potentially embarrassing and threw it away.

right??

IF YOU ARE A TEEN AND YOU ARE READING THIS: DO NOT DELETE YOUR GARBAGE. someday you will stumble upon old files and you will think: no one must ever know. but you are wrong. give it another five years and you will want those. you’ll want them so bad. you have no idea. oh my god. learn from the mistakes of your elders, teens.

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[Podfic] And You May Find Yourself - quietnight - Marvel Cinematic Universe [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1 Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies) Rating: Teen And Up Audiences Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply Relationships: James “Bucky” Barnes/Steve Rogers Characters: Steve Rogers, James “Bucky” Barnes, Wanda Maximoff, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Wade Wilson, Rocket Raccoon, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Kate Bishop, Matt Murdock Additional Tags: Steve thinks this is all fake but he’s sleeping with Bucky anyway, Post-Avengers: Age of Ultron (Movie), FOR STEVE, Post-Captain America: Civil War (Movie), for Everyone else, Agents of SHIELD, Bucky’s family of choice, Mutants exist - they’ve just been hiding, Psychological Manipulation, Wanda and Vision’s adorable mutant babies, Podfic, Podfic Length: 1.5-2 Hours, Audio Format: MP3 Summary:

“There’s two possibilities here. One, I’m right and none of this is real, which makes this morning some pretty elaborate masturbation. Or two, you’re right, all of this is real and you and your Steve Rogers share a life in that apartment. In that case, I’m sure I’m generous enough to share with myself.”

Steve wakes up in the year 2025, with Bucky beside him in bed and a life that’s just a little too good to be true.

okay but as i’m thinking about the mcu au (and honestly how seamlessly kim possible fits into the marvel universe bless) it cracks me up to imagine the connections kim possible characters would have to marvel characters

Attention Students:

As you may or may not be aware the West wall of the institute is currently undergoing necessary repairs to it’s foundations after one of our more explosive students got rather carried away.

The substantial groundworks being undertaken has lent itself to a rather unique opportunity which I would like to invite all students who are remaining on campus for the summer to be involved in.

We are going to bury a time capsule so that future generations can gain a glimpse into what life was like during these initial years of mutant kinds public existence.  Each student may select one item to place into the time capsule so think carefully and choose wisely.