skjaldmeyja

rocknrao-blog  asked:

How did you decide upon Hawkeye? Also, have you read the current series, written by Matt Fraction?

rocknrao asked thehawkeyeinitiative:

How did you decide upon Hawkeye? Also, have you read the current series, written by Matt Fraction?

Thanks for the question, Rock! :)
I actually didn’t decide on Hawkeye; the full story is available in the THI FAQ, but the short answer is that the original artists Gingerhaze and Blue thought of using him.

I’ve started on Fraction’s Hawkeye– and absolutely love it! They’re all sitting in my Comixology queue, waiting for when I have a “quiet” evening to catch up. I’ll probably post a review & comments on my wordpress or tumblr when I’m done.

towerinshiningarmor  asked:

Am I missing something? Where is the "tip of the hat" in that hawkeye option?

The way I see it, by naming Barton’s new upgrade “Hawkeye’s Initiative”, they’re recognizing the existence of THI. And it’s a tip of the hat, a casual recognition, that (to me) doesn’t imply approval or disapproval. Simply a, “Hey, we see you there.”

And maybe being acknowledged means that all of this is more than just a meme, but another step towards The Powers That Be™ recognizing the problems in comics and moving to remedy them.
That’s just my optimistic angle. :)
-Skjaldmeyja

yupyupyupitsagun asked:

The D is silent?

 It’s not exactly silent… more of a vague implication of a hard consonant…



illustratedjai said:

My poor memory of my linguistics classes tells me it’s called a ‘stop’. You stop the sound coming out, usually with the tongue to the roof of the mouth, which can be interpreted as a consonantal sound, but which is actually a lack of sound.

Exactly. A much better explanation that I could give– thanks!