pam is such a great character


get to know me: [7/∞] favorite female characters → pam halpert (the office)

“It’d be great if people saw this documentary and learned from my mistakes [.…] it would just…just make my heart soar if someone out there saw this and she said to herself “be strong, trust yourself, love yourself. Conquer your fears. Just go after what you want and act fast, because life just isn’t that long.”

rooster-geek  asked:

Hey there! I've been seeing gifs and clips of the mcelroys all over Tumblr, and from what I've seen, they're fuckin hilarious, and I was wondering how you would suggest someone start watching their content?

Wow! A question like this for little old me? Honestly I’m a little thrown off but I’ll do my best to let you in on some info, and open this up to anyone a little more well versed than I am.

Monster Factory - This was actually my first introduction into any sort of McElroy content. It’s a series on the Polygon YouTube page your oldest brother and your sweet baby brother, Justin and Griffin McElroy respectively, create abominations within character creators in video games and basically…hack and roleplay their way into your heart. It’s probably one of the more universally known aspects of the McElroy fanbase because it’s easily accessible and hilarious. This is where all those Final Pam, Turbovicki, and Knife Dad jokes come from. I highly recommend starting here because it is a great base for figuring out if you like their humor style and whether you’d be interested in diving deeper.

MBMBAM - Better known as My Brother, My Brother, and Me. This is a podcast where the three McElroy brothers give advice for people of the modern era. You have Justin and Griffin, as well as the middlest brother Travis. A lot of questions come from Yahoo answers or user submitted things, but it is a wholly fun podcast. The first episodes are shaky and older, so a lot of people suggest jumping in later if you aren’t concerned about starting from the beginning. The podcast is super funny and heartwarming, and this was personally my first introduction to Travis McElroy, who is amazing. Don’t be confused by this podcast because there is a recent Seeso television series of the same name based on the podcast which leads to ….

My Brother, My Brother, and Me (tv) - I linked the episode of the show that was released on YouTube, and if you like it you can always sign up for a free trial on Seeso to see all the episodes. It’s an amazing show and I highly recommend watching it because if you enjoy the McElroy boys it doesn’t disappoint at all! 

The Adventure Zone - A D&D Podcast with all three brothers and their lovely father. I have to admit I haven’t delved very far into this one, and know all the baseline things but I do know it looks like a lot of rowdy fun with some wild boys!

Shmanners - Are you scared of being that one person at a function who doesn’t know which words or motions to use to not look like a total buffoon? Travis and his wife Theresa will show you what manners are all about! 

Sawbones - Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her doting husband Justin go through the mishaps of the medical world while being blissfully married. It’s super fun and if you like medical jargon and stories it’s totally an awesome podcast!

Rose Buddies - Griffin and his wife Rachel go in depth for some high brow analysis of the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchises and all of its side projects. It’s hilarious and dives super deep into the shows. So if you like seeing a more intense viewing of shameless reality television, which I do, this is super fun!

There is a lot more, and it’s all super awesome! I’ll link the Polygon YouTube page and their own personal podcast listing on their page so you can check more out. Anyone with more to add can feel free, especially for Adventure Zone related things!

so i saw a post that talked about a theory which claimed that the polygon crew is trying to create an entire pantheon of gods, all original deities (because of the lore surrounding most of their popular characters), and i think this is true, and i think that busto 2 is the god of destruction and manipulation, the final pam is the queen of the gods, susan crushbone is the goddess of sex/desire, the blob is their “satan”, and nick griffinbone is too mysterious to be completely analyzed just yet, hes just too powerful
and busto 1 is their prometheus, who tries to be in peaceful contact with humans

if anyone has any opinions/ideas about this i want to hear them all, because its just the best theory, its so great

Emily Fields: the rundown

Season 1: 

Emily is characterized as a young talented athlete with a promising future in swimming all the while questioning her sexuality who turned into a confident strong woman who sometimes faces slumps but bounces back and trusts her heart. Always the loyal one. In this season we see her begin to question followed by confirming her sexuality and being more confident in it. I’ll always be an Emaya fan, got to respect a first love with so much chemistry. Although I did feel in the beginning that Maya sort of pressured her into coming out at certain points, I feel like when that moment came it was great. I’m glad she told her dad first, I love how she always had the daddy’s little girl dynamic. Even though Pam is my favorite PLL mom, I was irked when she didn’t initially accept her daughter but I was like yaaaas when she stood up for her against Paige’s dad. Which brings me to Paige in the first Paily encounter. I’ve disliked Paige from the beginning I can’t like someone who attempts to drown someone I like so much. Emily I’ll chalk that little fling to being young and naive. Worst season for Emily fashion wise but character wise, fantastic.

Season 2:

Emily decided to give Samara a chance which I think would have been a good relationship had it not been for A ruining things prematurely. ANYWHO, how creeptastic was the fashion show. Other than that, A really worked hard to not only keep her in Rosewood, but ruin her future as well. I’ve said from the beginning that Emily and Hanna get physically hurt worse, hate it or love it its my opinion and thats how I feel(Ali excluded, only speaking of the core four). Once Emily got the all clear from her mother to stay in Rosewood, A decides to replace her muscle rub with HGH leading to an ulcer. That was wild. Bravo for Maya coming back, I think they would still be together had she not got killed. I’m glad that at the end of the day they knew how they felt about each other, regardless of the tragedy that would soon follow, more cool dad points for Wayne Fields for helping her search when Maya went missing. Again I hate that at a point in this season the parents took Dr. Sullivan’s crap advice and made them split up for a short time but all the girls played up a great set up to catch A. Granted, once again, Emily was physically harmed. Then the whole almost died due to being locked in the barn thing, if it wasn’t for Ali she would’ve been done-zo at 16. Mona was def off her rocker at that point.

Season 3:

The summer they spent apart doing their own thing seemed to work the least in her favor, due to her not knowing how to grieve properly. I find it odd that the new A came for her first by the whole drugging and placing her at Ali’s grave. This is the season where Paily officially kicked off and although I’m not a fan, they had their share of good moments. When Nate came to town I knew something was fishy. I still to this day don’t know why Maya’s family didn’t give her information about funeral arrangements etc considering they were together but I digress. I wasn’t entirely surprised when he came unhinged and almost killed her but damn “the lady killer” episode was one of my favorite summer finales.

Season 4:

Only thing that really happened to her individually was her taking her mom’s pills and ‘’someone’’ calling social services. Emision had a nice little reunion though. Mama Fields struggled by almost getting ran over in her own living room, it broke my heart watching her break down in the hotel.

Season 5:

I knew she’d be too quick to welcome Alison back and then she was lashing out at everyone else who thought otherwise. Then Ali started disappointing her and then she started accusing her of being A. I feel like most of this season everything she did was Ali related. Paige punked out and left. Then when Ali was found innocent via the liars, she felt like she owed her an apology. I think Ali could chop her arm off and shed still forgive her. 

Season 6:

Once out of the dollhouse, she fell right back into the whole dating anyone who walks past her by starting something with Sara Harvey, even though she was a complete stranger that you invite to live with you. I think she should’ve focused less on helping her and more on helping the other girls then she wouldn’t have felt so blindsided by Cece revealing that Sara was red coat(she deserved to be hit btw). Five years forward she comes out the least successful with practically nothing going for herself and the worst of it all is that Wayne Fields is dead. Out of all the PLL dad and they kill Emily’s dad, not Hanna’s piece of shit dad who doesn’t support her or Byron who cheats but somehow manages to divorce and get his wife back or Peter who has secret kids, they kill WAYNE. damn them. I wasn’t going to touch on the whole eggs thing because I knew AD would find a way to f that up. If my eggs were destroyed I’d have plenty more things to say.

Season 7:

I dont hate the whole Sabrina thing and if Emison wasn’t endgame I’d want them to work it out. I don’t know why she feels so compelled to let Paige know everything but whatevs. Although it’s kind of rude of me to say but I’m glad she hit Noel when he was coming at her and Hanna, even though he ended up falling and getting his head chopped off. Emily is once again there for Ali, and regardless of if the baby is Emily’s, I have the sneaking suspicion that she’s going to help her raise the baby.

Fave moments so far:

Her coming out


“You don’t have a monopoly on pain, Spencer”

“So Meredith is our alibi? see you in jail”


When she found out about her dad’s heart condition after he saved her at the school.

Her showdown with Sydney

Season 4 when her highlights were poppin’

What I want for her in the final 10 episodes:

Her to finally be happy with one person as opposed to bouncing from girl to girl,  how emission evolves, the aftermath of AD and the liars friendship afterwards.


In other news, I’m in love. Back to you Jim.

But in all seriousness, I’m enjoying Who Killed Markiplier so much. It’s an amazing project and it’s easy to tell a lot of hard work went into it. I love every character and trust none of them. The beauty (and mystery) of the last shot of Chapter 3 finally convinced me to draw something of Celine. If she seduces us as Dark I won’t stand a chance.

so I was thinking about how I’d love to write a fic called, like, “the ocean at the bottom of the world” that would bring together the Final Pam, DJ Slime Time, Susan Crushbone (can’t remember if a similar ocean showed up for her but whatever, it’s Bethesda), Car Boys, probably the new Let’s Go To Hell series, and whatever other Monster Factory characters I can shoehorn in, and while I was in the shower I pretty much came up with a structure for a Susan/Pam games roadtrip complete with some actual bits of narration, dialogue, and not-very-explicit-because-it’s-me sex

I’d like to blame the fact that the upstairs hallway and bathroom smell faintly of pot thanks to one of my neighbors, but this one is probably all me

I’m on a new ABC 30-minute comedy, it’s a pilot. I had the best time filming it. It is such an awesome show, it’s about this young rapper that decides to sort of, you know, as a joke, run for town mayor and he wins and it really cute, it has original hip-hop and rap by Daveed Diggs from ‘Hamilton’ and it was written by Jeremy Bronson who’s incredible, worked with [Jimmy] Fallon for years and Mindy Kaling, and he’s such a talented writer and so, it’s a great cast, young, you know, fresh talent and I had the best time so I really hope that we get to do more. […] I am not singing. Just the boys are rapping, but not me. I’m just the, I’m sort of the—I would say how like, Pam and Jim were the serious, you know, [on 'The Office’] or how Rashida [Jones] was on 'Parks and Rec,’ I’m that character on this show. I sort of bring the normality to the show, if you can believe that after what I did on 'Scream Queens.’
MBTI: Real Inspiring Women

Disclaimer: Types are based on pure speculation and the dubious *ducks from flying tomatoes* Nevertheless, these are all women who achieved great feats in their lifetime (whether you find moral fault with them is arbitrary)

In honour of Women’s Day (not to isolate my male audience or anything…but if you must know, Men’s day is on Nov. 19 – you learn something new every day!) here are 16 unique women who have led extraordinary lives:

MALALA YOUSAFZAI – ENFJ – Activist for female education & youngest Nobel Prize laureate

“One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world.”

AUDREY HEPBURN – INFP – Actress, Icon, Artist, Humanitarian

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”

ANNE FRANK ENFP – Inspiring Diarist who died in the Holocaust

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”

AGATHA CHRISTIE INFJ – Author famous for her Crime/Detective Novels

“Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as you will, your tastes, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul is revealed by your actions.”

MARIE CURIE – INTP – Physicist & Chemist; 2-time Nobel Peace prize winner

“I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.”

MARGARET CHO ENTP – Comedian, Actress, Writer, Activist

“It’s good to be able to laugh at yourself and the problems you face in life. Sense of humour can save you.”

BENAZIR BHUTTO – ENTJ – 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan

“Military dictatorship is born from the power of the gun, and so it undermines the concept of the rule of law and gives birth to a culture of might, a culture of weapons, violence and intolerance.”

JODIE FOSTER – INTJ – Actress, Producer, Director

“Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from.“

ROSA PARKS – ISFJ – Civil Rights Activist

“When one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

AYAAN HIRSI ALI – ISTJ – Author, Politician & Activist

“I would like to be judged on the validity of my arguments, not as a victim.”

BETTE DAVIS – ESTJ – Legendary Actress

“A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.”

WHITNEY HOUSTON – ESFJ – Legendary Singer, Actress, Producer & Model

“I decided long ago never to walk in anyone’s shadow; if I fail, or if I succeed at least I did as I believe.”

BARBARA STREISAND – ISFP – Singer, Songwriter, Icon, Actress & Filmmaker

“My nose was part of my heritage, and if I had talent to sing and to act, why wasn’t that enough?”

PAM GRIER – ESFP – Actress & Kick-ass Action Heroine

“That’s what he was saying, the civil rights movement - judge me for my character, not how black my skin is, not how yellow my skin is, how short I am, how tall or fat or thin; It’s by my character.”

FRIDA KAHLO ISTP – Artist/Painter

“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”

JUDI DENCH – ESTP – Actress & Author

“The more I do, the more frightened I get.  But that is essential. Otherwise why would I go on doing it?”

Amanda Waller and why I love her

I think most of my followers are Marvel peoples? (Where my DCs at?) 

Suicide Squad comes out this weekend. It doesn’t look great but I think it’s a good time to draw hearts around Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller. 

So Amanda Waller was originally conceived as a villain for the Suicide Squad book. She’s government. She’s like Nick Fury in putting together the team, but in a bad way because they’re bad and she thinks she’s sending them to their deaths. She was a bitch, I guess. But she was the head bitch in charge, you know? 

But I, like many other nerds my age, fell in love with her during the Justice League Unlimited TV cartoon. There she was voiced by the formidable CCH Pounder (who needs to be in a superhero movie immediately). 

Waller was in charge of basically preparing the US government in case the Justice League went rogue–as they did in one episode. How do take down Superman, etc? This meant she had to get in the faces of some of our faves and tell them off. (She even surprised Batman by calling him “rich boy,” basically revealing that she knew who he was. I smirked.) 

In one season, she teamed with Lex Luthor and inevitably he’d screw her over. Except she was ready for it and it was awesome. 

Basically, she was a woman of color who had no superpowers but could go toe-to-toe with Superman, had the highest confidence of the US government, and–to be blunt–was a plus-sized person. She didn’t adhere to the skinny pinup model standard of most comic book characters. 

I have a theory that this was because was a villain initially and, of course, fat people are gross and disgusting human beings. (That is sarcasm, people. Don’t send me anon hate.) 

She’s gotten thinner since the New 52 reboot, which probably has a lot to do with her popularity surging following the cartoon. She’s also gotten a bit more heroic and a little less morally gray, I think. But I still like knowing she is out there, ready to tell Batman to go fuck himself if he gets out of line. 

We had the chance to see the glorious Mrs. Waller on screen before but the opportunity was squandered. The incandescent Angela Bassett was cast as Waller in the truly terrible Green Lantern film. And she was, like, scared of the crazy bad dude which was my least favorite part. Angela Bassett could beat the shit out of Peter Sarsgaard even if he had some kind of powers. 

She’s also been played on TV by Pam Grier and Cynthia Addai-Robinson (who is great but in my mind is a bit too young). 

So the casting of Viola Davis, who is known for playing tough, no-nonsense characters and is a bit older (by Hollywood standards) and not a conventional body type (again by Hollywood standards) felt like really a great, perfect, amazing casting. Could I be more effusive? 

That’s the reason I’m thinking of going to see Suicide Squad despite the dismal reviews. 

I just love Amanda Waller and Viola Davis so, so, so much. 



born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia at midnight
April 6th, 2051

This is a natal chart drawn up for the Monster Factory character The Final Pam from Fallout 4. It is for entertainment value only, really, but then… I’m not sure what harm this natal chart could do an actual person.

First things first: some parts of this birth date and place are assumed, as they have to be. We don’t have canon information on her birthplace or her age. It has been surmised that she would be about 26 years old at the beginning of the game, before the Great War, which takes place in 2077 according to the wiki. This puts her birth year at 2051.

Given her Russian accent, it seems logical that she was born in Russia. A friend of mine picked the birth city. Birth place and time affect not the placement of the planets themselves, but help determine the rising sign (ascendant) and the houses of the chart. The houses seem accurate, so I accept this birth place and time.

I started this work by assessing her main traits: she’s very active, super fast, very passionate, and is quite unconventional in the way she goes about the world of Fallout 4. In the span of three videos, she has more than one romantic partner and ventures back to her home at one point to save Metal Baby, who she carries with her for some time. She is possibly polyamorous, or appreciates a form of non-monogamy, and intensely loyal to her offspring, even if they are not human.

Canonically, she has stats of Strength: 10, Luck 10, Intelligence 4, with everything else at 1. Astrologically, we can look at these stats this way: Mars: 10, Jupiter: 10, Mercury/Uranus: 4, everything else at 1. Intellect here is seen either as the planet Mercury or Uranus (the ruler of Aquarius) given her unconventional sense of intelligence. Intellect is governed by air signs, the mind by Mercury, but Gemini does not seem like quite the energy we’re dealing with here for The Final Pam, so I decided it was Uranian/Aquarian energy she has.

With these planetary rulers in mind, it seems that The Final Pam’s sun, moon and rising would be some combination of Aries (ruled by Mars), Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter) and Aquarius (ruled by Uranus–but also Saturn). The combination of these that fit The Final Pam best is Aries sun, Aquarius Moon and Sagittarius rising.

From that, I consulted an ephemeris for the year 2051 to find when a date when the sun will be in Aries and the moon in Aquarius (the moon changes signs every 2.5 days, so there is only a small window of birth dates available.) This gave me the possibility of April 6th or 7th. I chose April 6th, put in the birth place and my first trial time to get the correct rising sign and what do you know, midnight gave us Sagittarius rising. (Given how rising signs work, it is possible that you cannot be Sagittarius rising on April 7th, but don’t quote me on that because I didn’t check)

So… to the natal chart. Just what is the map of The Final Pam’s personality?

The Final Pam is who she is and there is no apologizing for it. She is Sagittarius rising, giving her a large and exuberant presence. When she enters the room, you know it. There is no ignoring The Final Pam. She dresses strangely and the only thing that could explain her make up and/or her face is the fact that her Aquarius moon makes her feel comfortable in the weird. She can never be normal, she will never fit in, and she thrives in this. Her clothing choices and hair styles are hers and hers alone. She is confident, headstrong and willful; she is Aries sun, the first sign, the child of the zodiac. The world of Fallout 4 is her playground, she cannot take things too seriously. She has a zest for exploration, for freedom and for learning, observing, seeing and destroying. Aries sun and Sagittarius rising give her endless energy, and her Aquarius moon means her mind is always running, always going–she is quite hard to keep up with, mentally and, given she has a cheat on for a super fast run speed, physically as well. The strong presence of Sagittarius and Aquarius here means she wants to break Fallout 4 entirely in a way that no one has broken the game before. She believes humanity should be free, and she will lead the way. Somehow.

The Final Pam believes in freedom romantically too. Her Venus is exalt in Pisces in the third house, ruled by Gemini. She is wistful and changeable and has a hard time committing herself to relationships. We know this to be true, as she has two partners at the beginning of the first video, Trash Hulk and Codsworth, her metal husband. This Venus is conjunct (very close to) Pluto as well, making her passions very intense–she is hot and cold, she follows her heart and acts on impulse. She falls in love at first sight, which is what we can only assume happened with Roachie, her sonsband (RIP Roachie 2015-2015) in the first video. It makes her very loyal as well, amidst her multiple partners. It’s true, you can be poly and incredibly loyal! Her sun is in the 4th house, ruled by Cancer, which gives her life a focus on the family, the home, on nurturing and caring for others. The Final Pam does, after all, have a great attachment to home and those she loves, as she returns to the wreckage of her home for Metal Baby, whom she carries with her for some time afterwards.

Amidst all this fire, revolution and action, The Final Pam has a quiet, elegant Libra Midheaven. She longs for harmony, balance, stability. She believes in teamwork but she has Saturn in Aquarius, which blocks her ability to work with others. The Final Pam is a leader because she is a cast-out, because she does not know how to regroup. Her Chiron, that wounded healer, in Sagittarius makes her unable to form a consistent philosophy to life, a clear spiritual path. Her Sun trines this Chiron, giving her a death wish. Again we see here that she does not fit in, the rules of normal humans cannot apply to her. She is fragmented and striving for wholeness. She is action without reason, without a clear cause, a reckless child rocketing through the world secretly yearning for peace, for home, to be settled with Metal Husband and whoever else strikes her eye, but, the question is, will she ever achieve it?

anonymous asked:

What bothered me was how they never had Hyde actually be passive aggressive towards Pam for being a shit mother. I mean yes, obviously Hyde talked shit about her to only Jackie when he went after her, but I always thought in-character Hyde! would be passive aggressive or even confrontational towards Pam. That is a plot line that would have been great. I mean we got Jackie being confrontational and pissed towards W.B.

(I’m so sorry for taking so long to get to this, Anon!  It was buried beneath a heap of asks I thought I’d already gotten to.  My apologies!)

That bugs me to no end!!  And your right, we got to see that from Jackie with W.B., why not from Hyde with Pam?  Based on his history of abandonment, you would think that if anyone were to be on Jackie’s side in not wanting to welcome Pam back with open arms, it’d be Hyde.  Unfortunately, the writers were lazy and chose to go with the broadest joke of all time by making him trip all over himself around her rather than challenging themselves to write a way for him to interact with her that would be both funny and in character.

HOWEVER!  One of the things that makes Jackie and Hyde so appealing on screen is Mila and Danny’s understanding of and commitment to their characters.  They only had a minimal amount of input in the scripts they were given each week (if any at all), but they both had a very good understanding of who their characters were, and how they would interact in a given situation separate from the lines they were given.  So even though the writers had conveniently forgotten it, Danny remembered that Hyde had also been abandoned by his mother, and knew that meant that he would understand better than anyone how shitty it must have been for Jackie to have Pam turn up out of the blue expecting a warm, adoring welcome.  

If you rewatch that whole first scene in Who Are You, you can see all of that come across in the way Danny chooses to play it.  It’s not overt because Hyde always keeps his cards very close to his chest, but you can tell that, as far as Danny is concerned, Hyde is not in the least bit impressed by Pam’s grand entrance (no matter how nice her tan is) and he seems pretty disgusted by the way Kelso and Fez are throwing themselves at her, as well.  

Another thing I like about this scene - and this we can credit to the writers - is the way that Hyde, with no urging from Jackie, steps up right away and introduces himself to Pam as Jackie’s boyfriend.  They’d met before, so there was no real reason for him to introduce himself to her all over again, but he does it anyway because that’s what you do when you meet the mother of the girl you’re in a serious relationship with (as opposed to bumping into her in passing back when your just hooking up with her daughter).  It’s so adult of him.  I also think that, even though he’s perfectly polite to her, he does it both to draw Pam’s attention away from Jackie so that she has a second to process things, and also to sort of stand up for her, if that makes any sense…  it feels to me like he’s saying, “Just so you know, I love your daughter and will do anything to protect her - even from you.”

I dunno.  It’s far from perfect because the writers undercut all of those passive aggressive vibes he was giving her by having him act just like Kelso, Fez, and Eric, but it comforts me to know that at least the actors had a clear idea of who their characters were, stayed true to that as best they possibly could.  I love this show, but as far as the writing was concerned, they went for the cheap joke every damn time.  The credit goes entirely the actors for giving it the substance and depth that was missing from the scripts and without their talent and commitment, I don’t think the show would have been half as successful.

List 10 fave characters from 10 different fandoms.

Tagged by: @detectivewrong. Here are some other characters aside from the great Suyin Beifong that make me smile whenever they grace the screen, in no specific order.

1. Jack - Samurai Jack

Originally posted by zoo-monkey

2. Ash - The Evil Dead franchise

Originally posted by thestooge67

3. Sawyer the Cleaner - Black Lagoon

Originally posted by icannotbelieve

4. Peridot - Steven Universe

Originally posted by supheaux

5. Shego - Kim Possible

Originally posted by tampire

6. Tatsumaki, The Terrible Tornado - One Punch Man

Originally posted by shokugekis

7. Sesshomaru - Inuyasha

Originally posted by trashuyasha

8. Sedusa - The Powerpuff Girls

Originally posted by tampire

9. Pam Poovey - Archer

Originally posted by destroyedbythatcrotch

10. Xena - Xena: Warrior Princess

Originally posted by xenagabrielleherculesiolauscz

Tagging: Not really gonna tag, but if anyone would like to, have at it.

extraordinarily–average asked: Could you recommend a YA book with culturally diverse characters?

Great topic! I think more needs to be done in YA for diverse characters. Well-written ones can be hard to come by, but there are some that stick out to me as great books for this topic. Check out the ones below and see if they help you out! 

1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

2. Sold by Patricia McCormick 

3. Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

4. The Girl Who Fell to Earth by Sophia Al-Maria

5. Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick

6. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

Thanks for the question! 

anonymous asked:

do you know of any other meta blogs like this one but for different characters? (or more dick meta blogs would work too honestly hes my not so smol son) i'm pretty new to dc and your blog has been AMAZINGLY helpful getting to know dick as a character but i wanna know about more than JUST him, ahahah

(Batman Vol 1 #684)

Wow…………………. I see how it is……………………

Yeah! So several of my friends actually do run meta blogs for different characters.

  • @comic-commentary – Luka follows lots of comics but she has a big focus on Jason Todd and Tony Stark
  • @hellakoriandr – Nat is the bae running the Kory blog
  • @holyherewegoagain – Bee runs a Dick!Bat blog but she could answer tons of questions on Dick outside that era too (hint* she loves questions on comic book art). She’s also a pretty knowledgable Wonder Woman fan and has a lot of passion for the Greek mythos
  • @raddadharper – Pam loves Roy Harper and she can tell you just about anything for the entire Arrow family
  • @savedonnatroy – Izzy has a lot of passion for Donna Troy, I love it
  • @thebatmanfiles – Cera’s my love and runs a Batman blog. She tends to talk about all the Gotham characters
  • @toflyandfall – This blog was only started recently, but I’m excited for her because I know she has a lot of great info to add to the community. She reads both DC and Marvel comics and tends to highlight a lot of social issues in the comic industry too. Since her blog is new, you should harass her with lots of questions, especially related to Dick Grayson

So those are all personal friends of mine, and they’re all open to receiving Asks if you have questions. As a forewarning, most of them don’t follow the New 52 continuity, and if they do, they’re usually not too psyched about it. I think @comic-commentary is the most knowledgeable on New 52 stuff compared to the others, but you can check her About page to see exactly where she stands on that. I’d recommending checking all of their About pages in general because they’ll usually highlight the stuff they’re more knowledgeable on. 

Some others: @garmachine is a Garfield Logan meta blog, and I’ve been loving them. @yellowcape is a Tim Drake blog who’s been around way longer than I have, and the same goes for @thoughtsaboutdickgrayson whose knowledge goes impressively far back. 

All of these blogs put a lot of time, passion and devotion in their posts. Since I’m too busy to run my own blog due to work & college, I’d encourage you guys to direct Dick Grayson questions at some of these other blogs too, particularly to @holyherewegoagain, @thebatmanfiles and @toflyandfall

I’m working on a few major posts myself right now, but I can only do it during pockets of free time and I’m rarely inspired for it because I’m too tired. The main things at the top of my list are:

  • A Dick Grayson reading guide masterpost
  • Fanon vs Canon post on all the Batclan members
  • Dick & Clark relationship meta
  • Dick & Bruce relationship meta
  • Dick & Jason relationship meta
  • Dick & Wally relationship meta

I want to knock out some of these bigger posts, so I don’t expect to focus too much on the smaller stuff for a while, but I’ll probably randomly do it anyway during smaller pockets of time. Anywaaay, I think that’s all the info I can offer

I’m about halfway through The Bourne Ultimatum and it occurs to me that this series, like so many of its kind, are ones where a lot of the men who watch it fail to come away with the right message even though it’s really overt and obvious.

Just like in Mad Max, Jason Bourne doesn’t want to be involved in any of what happens.  He wants everyone to leave him alone and yet invariably people keep involving him in their black ops bullshit, largely because they make assumptions about what he wants.  In fact these men specifically assume that he is operating with the same desire for power/control that they have.  At every turn these men escalate the situation and force Bourne to respond with escalating amounts of violence, which only confirms in their mind that he is a threat, even though in every instance they are the ones to first make threatening moves.  Bourne even goes out of his way to use non-lethal force when at all possible and this remains a constant for him over the course of the first three films.

The only people so far who has even come close to understanding Bourne’s motivations or reacting in a way that doesn’t escalate have been Pamela Landy and Nikki Parsons and you can’t tell me that this isn’t in part because they are women working in a field that is dominated by men.  Both training and experience have made them a far better judge of character and intent than any of the men they’re forced to work with.  Landy does make some wrong assumptions about Bourne, but her basic understanding of his motivations is really solid.  

P.S. I love Pam Landy, she’s so great.  I am 300% more invested in her than I am Jason Bourne.