Last week I read the anthology Love Is Love, published by DC Comics and IDW, an homage to the victims and survivors of the Orlando shooting.

I didn’t dare asking to participate when Marc Andreyko made an open call for creators. But after reading it, and seeing the DC characters there (which I didn’t expect), I kept thinking what would I have done, and I was inspired to do this short story. Couldn’t help myself actually.
It falls utterly and unashamedly under the category of fan fiction. My first ever.

And to expand on the meta commentary, given the hostile world we live in, as a queer author and activist I think mainstream comics still could use higher profile queer superheroes, tied to their most visible franchises, that are queer super activists alongside the ones that do add to minority representation but sometimes just “happen to be queer”. Of course, as a Wonderfan I think one tied to the Wonder Woman franchise would be just perfect.

Rest in peace, Rosey
[April 7th, 1970 - April 17th, 2017]

Reports have surfaced that former WWE World Tag Team Champion Rosey, real name Matt Anoai, has passed away. He was 47.

Rosey competed for the WWE from 2001 until 2006, starting in developmental as one half of The Island Boys with his partner who would later be known as Jamal (who would even later be known as Umaga). The two debuted in the WWE as 3 Minute Warning, monstrous henchman for Eric Bischoff who would tire of segments and send in Rosey and Jamal to bring them to a violent abrupt ending.

When Jamal was released from the WWE, Rosey began teaming with The Hurricane in a comical but successful duo, where he morphed from being a Super Hero In Training (note the acronym) to being The Hurricane’s super sidekick! The two captured the WWE World Tag Team Championships at Backlash in 2005.

Outside the ring, Rosey was well-liked by his peers and has been mourned greatly by superstars from the WWE and in the greater Cincinnati area, where he teamed with Jamal in HWA. Rosey was the son of WWE Hall Of Famer Sika, the brother of WWE superstar Roman Reigns, and was the father of three children as well as the owner of a restaurant in Mason, Ohio. I had the pleasure of meeting Rosey several times, the most memorable of which being in 2005 shortly after he and The Hurricane won the tag titles. I recall telling him that I’d marked out for the occasion, to which Rosey said, “So did I!”

Rest in peace, Matt Anoai. You were beloved by so many, and I’m sure you’ll never be forgotten.

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Marionette and Adrien figuring it out because their class is having a trivia contest on the heroes and Adrien mentions that Chat probably calls Ladybug Bugaboo

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“Does everyone have their groups?” Madame Bustier looked around the room, making sure no one had been left out. 

They had been allowed to pick groups for this assignment, since it was just a simple trivia game. Alya, Marinette, Nino, and Adrien had decided to form a group together since they were all relatively close (especially Nino and Alya) and they sat near each other. Adrien and Nino turned around, facing the girls (”so we can talk easier dude!” “Sure”). 

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Growing up as a Filipino kid in America who loved reading comic books, I didn’t see original, leading Asian (especially Filipino) superheroes in the mainstream. When you don’t see yourself or your experiences reflected in heroes in pop culture, it’s damaging. Now that I’m older and see that not much has changed, I realize how important it is to create narratives for the underrepresented, especially the next generation of kids who don’t feel like they belong. In honor of Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage month, here is what I imagine a mainstream Filipino superhero in America might look like.



When Marinette is accidently sprayed with a strange “love” perfume one morning, how will a certain male classmate and cat boy superhero react?

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when she smiles

(a ladynoire au where marinette is ladybug but alya is chat noire)

note: this is for Femslash February, but also a belated present for the lovely @larvesta!! Sorry this is literally months after I promised you this!)

Alya has always loved superheroes. At six, she opened up a comic book for the first time and fell in love with the idea of normal people being granted exceptional powers to save fellow citizens from the dastardly deeds of villains terrorizing the city.

Only her little sisters know of her well loved fantasy that someday real superheroes will show up in Paris, and that she dreams of being the Parisian answer to Lois Lane, first on the scene and first to report the heroic deeds of these masked heroes.

And maybe in another life, she is. But the funny thing about fate is that it never quite works out the way you plan it, and though Alya had always hoped that superheroes would come into her life, she never thought she would be one herself.

But a funny little black creature that looks like a cat but calls himself a kwami named Plagg changes all that. When he tells her that putting on that ring and yelling transformez moi will transform her into Chat Noire, a heroine in her own right, Alya decides to accept this new and unexpected path, though she has no idea where it will lead her.  

Alya isn’t surprised by the fact that being Chat Noire leads her to public recognition that follows her wherever she goes- merchandise, interviews, children wearing costumes on the street. If anything, she’s pleased by it, and by the irony that she is now the subject of interviews, rather than being the one holding the microphone.

Neither is she surprised by the magical powers of destruction that come along with the suit. If someone asked her, she would probably choose some other kind of power..perhaps something with disguises, or flying, but she’s not about to question why Plagg chose her or her destiny as a hero.

What does surprise Alya is how hard she falls for Ladybug.

Alya has always had a bit of an inkling that she like girls. She likes boys too, but it takes all of one battle against an akuma for her to realize that she’s fallen hook, line, and sinker for her new superhero partner, and boy, is she a goner.

Ladybug is dazzling, spontaneous, and intelligent. She’s flirtatious, vivacious, quick to react, and possibly the most beautiful girl that Alya has ever seen. They get along almost immediately, falling into a flirtatious simpatico that skirts between the lines of friendship and something more.

A dangerous intimacy, perhaps, but Alya can’t resist teasing her partner and pulling her proverbial tail when they’re playing around. In the evenings, there’s nowhere she’d rather be than sitting on a rooftop next to Ladybug, arms wrapped around her shoulders as they giggle and gossip.

Chat Noire may be the one with the cat-inspired alter ego, but she finds that Ladybug is the tactile one, winding her arms around her and burying her face into her chest when she feels particularly needy.

One day, Alya suddenly wonders what Ladybug’s hair would look like loose, cascading over her shoulders instead of in those tightly bound ponytails, so similar to those that Marinette wears everyday.

She ponders the thought and considers asking Marinette to wear her hair loose sometime; when she thinks about it, the two of them look similar enough.

The more she thinks about it, the more disquieting it is; the fact that both of her best friends look so similar to each other, the shared intimacy, the stories about a boy that used to feature heavily in their conversation at the beginning, but have slowly diminished over time, to the point where he is now only mentioned in passing, and only in a quietly fond way that signals no more than friendship.

The way they have the blue eyes- and the same smile. The same constellation of freckles scattered across the bridge of their nose.  

Alya is beginning to suspect, perhaps, that there is more to Ladybug and Marinette than meets the eye. Perhaps it’s the reporter’s instinct in her that never died, but now that’s she’s making connections, she can’t stop. And the more she thinks about it, the more obvious it becomes.

But as always, secrets exist for a reason, and if Plagg doesn’t want her to share her identity, she doesn’t have to. Alya understands the need for patience. In superhero stories, the truth is always revealed in the end, and at the right time.

And if waiting means that she can kiss Ladybug on patrol until the sun comes up in the evenings and watch Marinette turn bright red in the mornings when she walks into the classroom and someone asks her how she can look so exhausted and ecstatic at the same time, well-

Alya is willing to wait.


Superhero Aesthetics // Young Avengers

We’ve got a super-soldier, a giant girl, a robot from the 30th century, a Skrull/Kree super-soldier, Billy (who, yeah, is kind of lame, but can cast spells), an Olympic class archer and martial artist, and… me.


Sparks Chapter 15

Originally posted by yunotheidiot

Pairing: Bucky(POV) X Reader(POV) ft. other characters from the avengers team

Word Count: 2.3K

Summary: Tower Christmas Party ft. all the avengers team members. Bucky gets you for Secret Santa and has trouble deciding what to give you.

A/N: This is a story about two people building a great friendship and then slowly falling in love. y/n is a strong, independent, and smart scientist. She meets Bucky when she wakes him up from cryo sleep and they become friends. This is going to have all the angst / best friends falling in love / fluff / drama / & eventual smut ;) that I can possibly fit in it. This fic is going to be looong! So far my document is like 50,000 words. So editing is hard If you catch any grammatical or formatting errors let me know.

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I continue to be ALL ABOUT “Adrien Agreste can’t be bisexual but it’s probably almost definitely fine for Chat Noir to be” as one of Adrien’s personal rules for his “no-pun-intended model son”/”destructo-boy superhero” divide, and I mean this in every way, up to and including: 

  • randomly deciding one night to just start ranking past akuma victims by hotness while patrolling with Ladybug (she is so shocked that he doesn’t just say “Copycat” and be done with it that she lets him go on for like fifteen minutes before just cutting him off with “Jagged Stone, OBVIOUSLY” and then he pretends to be all scandalized because “my LADY you like OLDER MEN?? how will I ever COMPETE??”) 
  • the whole thing dissolves into semi-flirty bickering and afterwards Adrien goes home and breathes out the biggest sigh of relief of his LIFE that Ladybug did not freak out or get weird about it and then starts worrying if that was really obvious enough, maybe she just thought he was joking and not actually trying to come out to her or–
  • less-randomly deciding during the next akuma attack to make a point of going “OH NO HE’S HOT” about said akuma. Ladybug is like “okay fair he really is but FOCUS PLEASE, KITTY” (and THEN Adrien goes home and breathes out the biggest sigh of relief of his life.) 
  • checking out boys in the gossip rags with Marinette on her balcony when she’s supposed to be doing her homework (in addition to trying not to die when she points out one of Adrien’s ads MARINETTE THAT IS SO PHOTOSHOPPED FOR CRYING OUT LOUD–) and being delighted when she starts commenting on the GIRLS too, PRINCESS LET’S BE BI BESTIES 5EVER and Marinette is like “oh my god I should never have told you” but it is already Too Late 
  • making a point of regularly patrolling the rooftops of the queer neighborhoods and blowing kisses to random cuties who spot him, hello gay Paris I am one of your baby queers and I secretly wish I could do this without the mask on but HAH fat fucking chance of Father not hearing about THAT one BUT IN MY HEART OF HEARTS I TOTALLY WOULD 
  • regularly addressing Nino Lahiffe with such gems as “hot stuff”, “sweetheart”, and “stud” with a genuinely embarrassing level of sincerity and zero (0) percent shame every single time he encounters him, accidentally purring VERY LOUDLY one (1) time when Nino decides to call him “tiger” in response, and then being unable to look Nino in the eye as Adrien for two (2) days oh GOD 

sometime I just think about how easy it would be to market superheroes toward little girls and I am filled with rage

like do these people not realize how fucking easy this shit would be

there’s the dazzler she’s like a popstar and a superhero do you know how many 4-12 year old girls would dig that shit

there’s the wasp and her superpowers are seriously like zapping jerks, flying, and being cuter than everybody else. also she’s a famous fashion designer. and she’s better than you. (like she shrinks and stuff too but mainly her power is being better than you)

she-hulk is like this nerdy chick with the power to get bigger and greener and be spontaneously tougher than everybody in the vicinity like I don’t even know a little girl who wouldn’t slit someone’s throat for the ability to be stronger than all the boys when they pissed her off

little girl likes magic? scarlet witch

little girl likes science? invisible woman

little girl likes spies? black widow

little girl likes aliens? karolina dean

little girl likes bionic arms? misty knight

little girl likes flying horses? wow. guess who has one of those? valkyrie. valkyrie does.

My point is that’s it’s so fucking easy so chop-chop, Marvel, get on it. Seriously, I went ten years of my life thinking superheroes were boys. That’s ten years of you not profiting off of my inability to refrain from buying even the crappiest merchandise you offer if it has a character I love on it. Little girls are an enormous market; they will buy all your shit if you just suggest to them that maybe they’d like to.

or you could just keep on not profiting when you could be making money selling literally any object that has enough space to plaster a female superhero’s face on it. that’s cool too.