It’s no secret that a lot of superheroines are depicted in a highly fetishized fashion, and it often doesn’t even suit their personality. With the recent release of 50 Shades of Grey, I thought I’d have some fun with the concept.
No, WebStrips is not dead yet! After more than half a year I have found some time again to put together version 0.4.3
From the WebStrips homepage:
A lot had happened in this rather long pause. I have actually considered abandoning the project (after all is is nearly dead considering the size of audience), but then again I have remembered my first motivation when I began with version 0.1: It is not about the publicity, it is about me having a “pet” project. With that in mind I am also planing to write a kind of mini manifest regarding WebStrips development soon.
I originally posted this comic on my website this past July, when the female Thor and Falcon as Captain America were first announced, but I feel that it still applies, because these things come up all the time now.
People’s unreasonable reactions to diversity are exactly why diversity is needed, and fans should embrace change that both accommodates and welcomes a wider, more diverse target audience.
And now for something completely different: I have released new version of my web comic reader WebStrips. It is a minor release so don’t expect too many new features. It is more a gesture to show that things are still moving. Slowly, but they are moving.
The most notable new features are:
Drag strip board - you can now navigate over a large image with your mouse
I’m surprised at how many people have decided to hate the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot—which, by the way, is too early in development for us to gauge how good it might be—seemingly based solely on the fact that it has an all-female cast. But no, they’re not sexist! They just don’t like an all-female cast because it’s a “gimmick” (because all-male casts are also considered gimmicks, right?). Or they don’t like Melissa McCarthy because she only plays one kind of role (which other popular comedians like Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Will Ferrell never do, of course). No, they’re not sexist. But political correctness is ruining their childhood, dammit!
Speaking of which, I was first introduced to the Ghostbusters franchise through the Extreme Ghostbusters cartoon, which featured an all-new “politically correct” cast of characters, and it was awesome. I’ve been waiting for a new film ever since. So yeah, I’m definitely excited.
WebStrips 0.4.2 is available for download Many improvements and bugfixes comparing to 0.4.1. The most important thing is that Windows users can now install comics … a really awkward bug, but since Windows is not my platform of choice and I get so little feedback it took some time for me to find that one.
This is the first public release of my web comic browser/reader called WebStrips. It has a bit odd version number for the premiere version but I have a very strict roadmap for this project and it says it is 0.3 there ;-). Note that this release is marked as an alpha so expect some crashes. You can find more information on WebStrips site. Feedback is really wanted and needed.
Sometimes I feel like a Fake Geek Girl™… but then I remember moments like this.
Also, I want to give a shout-out to my lovely pals at Angel Two (A feminist Star Trek Podcast) who have initiated me into trek-dom and invited me to join their show. You should give it a listen if you like Star Trek, discussions about feminism, or just want to hear my Scottish accent. (I’m in the ninth episode and onwards). Find it at the following links: