This is a short comic I did for Tor.com a few years ago, about The Hunger Games. I’m the daughter of a veteran; my father was sent to Vietnam when he was 18 years old. He suffers from depression and PTSD as a result, much like Katniss. I wasn’t born until the Vietnam War was years over with, but it still affected me in many ways.
I thought this was worth re-running on my tumblr, for the release of Catching Fire.
feignedwisdom asked: What kills me about the "why did Thor pick Jane over Sif" thing is the double misogyny. It's not just that they shit on Jane, but Sif hasn't shown any romantic interest in Thor in MCU. They're portrayed as comrades-in-arms. So thanks for taking Sif's agency away, too.
yeah. and even if sif really were into thor, it would still be fucking wrong to compare them like that
thor likes jane as a whole person. the totality of who she is. that’s what he likes
there’s no “objective” scale by which he could be convinced to like another woman because
WOMEN ARE NOT REPLACEABLE THINGS YOU TRADE IN FOR BETTER MODELS OF THE SAME THING
THEY ARE PEOPLE
HE IS IN LOVE WITH A PERSON
PEOPLE ARE UNIQUE AND IRREPLACABLE
THERE IS NO ONE ELSE WHO IS JANE IN THE ENTIRE FUCKING UNIVERSE
trying to compare women as if they’re status symbols and one is objectively superior to the other for that purpose is dehumanizing and morally repugnant
it reduces both women, even the “winner” of the fucked up bullshit imaginary competition
that’s how you treat cars—if you’re a pathetic consumerist good for nothing who has to prove worth through owning things—NOT fucking human beings
Uh. They’re married in the comics AND the norse myths.
… (also Jamie Alexander is awesome)
(I mean, so is Natalie Portman)
… (heck, so is Tom Hiddleston)
(I guess everyone the fandom COULD ship Thor with is played by awesome people)
We’re not talking about the comics or the myths. You can have those.
In the movies, Thor loves Jane and he and Sif really don’t show much if any attraction to each other. So shipping Thor with Sif in the MCU just on principle and saying “she’s better than Jane because of this, that, and the other thing” runs into the problems stated above.
Why do people keep going “But the comics!” or “But the mythology!” as an argument for things in the MCU? They’ve changed a fuckload of stuff from the myths & comics.
The sketch that turned me on to Key & Peele.
If I look up “carrot” in the dictionary, most people will acknowledge I do not know all there is to know about carrots and if I truly want to understand carrots, I should probably pick up a horticultural text book. We know that legal and medical terms are going to be, at best, simplistically represented and know we need to find a lawyer or a doctor if we want to know more. Anyone deciding to base their argument on, say, a philosophical concept or term using the dictionary is going to be laughed at at best, or automatically lose whatever argument they’re trying to make at least.
Yet the minute we move into a social justice framework, the ultimate authority changes. We don’t need lived experience, we don’t need experts who have examined centuries of social disparities and discrimination, we don’t need societal context. We don’t need sociology or history – no, we have THE DICTIONARY! That ultimate tome of oracular insight, the last word on any debate!
It’s patently ridiculous and you can see that by applying it to any other field of knowledge. But the privileged will continually trot out simplistic, twitter-style dictionary definitions as if they are the last word and the ultimate authority. No-one would drag out the dictionary to debate science with a scientist. But they’re more than willing to trot out a dictionary definition of racism over any sociological analysis. A dictionary is not the ultimate authority - they’re a rough guide for you to discover the simple meaning of words you’ve never heard before – not an ultimate definition of what the word means and all its contexts."
— so here for this (via depoetayloco)
imagine an entire room and it’s all bed
no floor, just bed
you roll too far to one side? don’t worry, bed’s still there
all is bed
god is real
I am also tired of having my statements dismissed with, “well that is just your opinion and we can agree to disagree.”
Also their clothes (pockets, pockets, pockets).
if stuff is made for men, it’s practical and helps them be human beings
if stuff is made for women, it’s pretty and helps us be decoration
You forgot, the stuff made for women is also more expensive
Amazing honesty from track and field athlete Lauren Fleshman - thank you so much for this!
Fun fact: Cheetahs only attack prey that runs
jesus that is good to know.
Yup, that’s the point you just stay still and let it do whatever the fuck it wants that doesn’t involved you getting eaten.
REALLY FUN FACT for big cats cheetahs are fucking docile as shit
my grandfather ran a cheetah sanctuary in south africa and he’d just lie with them and sleep among them and they’d rub against him and chirp at him they’re big fucking babies
Another Fun Fact: Cheetahs are incredibly nervous animals. One of the (many) reason’s they’re going extinct is that cheetahs are so sensitive and nervous, some of them are literally too nervous to breed. Others will breed, but stress themselves out so much, they’ll lose their cubs.
So zoos with breeding programs had to figure out how to make cheetahs comfortable enough to first of all, get laid and secondly - not spazz themselves into miscarrying.
So what’d they do?
They gave the cheetah’s their very own Service Dogs!
The dogs make them feel safe, protected and secure!
AJHHHHFDDGHH SO PRECIOUS
this post just got so much better
THIS IS OFFICIALLY MY FAVOURITE POST
OMG THAT’S SO ADORABLE