the walking dead tells the story of a small group of survivors living in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse.
Lies we tell our kids. Found this from the postsecret blog.
THEYRE ALL CUTE AND FUNNY UNTIL YOU GET TO THE LAST ONE AND THEN YOU ARE ASSAULTED BY FEELINGS
Doing a Games Theory presentation on Redshirt tomorrow, so I drew some Redshirt chibis to liven it up a little~
Breaking news: stopping antidepressants cold turkey is probably one of the worst things you can do to yourself.
Funny how the fandom loves talking about how Charles didn’t accept Raven’s mutation, but no one notice how she never accepts anything about charles. She spends the whole movie accusing him of everything you can think of, and never accepts his telepathy.
Not gonna lie, the fact that this is so rarely addressed does kind of bother me.
Pretty much. Erik and Raven tote about mutant and proud, yet neither of them can accept Charles’ telepathy.
Raven flips her shit when she thinks Charles has been reading her mind, she insists that he doesn’t and she’s his sister. It’s made abundantly clear that he had a difficult, essentially loveless childhood (his reaction to “Sharon” offering to make him hot chocolate, the physically distant photograph, the dead father…) and the one person who he’s closest to can’t accept the whole of who he is. Few things hurt more than realizing the people you love most cannot accept you whole hog, only select pieces of you. And it’s 100% apparent that Charles (misguided or no) acts out of love and worry for his baby sister whereas Raven acts out of guarded fear, yet she crucifies him for wanting to be “part of [the world]” and claims he’s the one who can’t be accepting.
But no, Charles is the big mean boogeyman for trying to protect his sister the only way he knows how.
#it bothers me so much like she gets so shitty at him for wanting to be part of the world and not against it#But who on this earth wouldn’t want to be part of the world when they’ve had the sum of themself rejected#Who wouldn’t desire to be around other people (especially with a gift like telepathy which is by defintion a more social mutation)#and search for those open-minded ones who wouldn’t shun his telepathy#Raven acts like Charles is naive and doesn’t understand when he understands better than anyone#The man is a telepath he’s seen the breadth of the human condition he understands that there is good and evil in this world#yet chooses to strive for equality and cohabitation#he chooses to believe in the overpowering force of good
Reblobbing with Erik’s tags too because they are perf.
Geek Masculinity and the Myth of the Fake Geek Girl
I’ve been thinking about fake geek girls–or, more, the tenacity with which the geek community has latched on to the bugbear of the fake geek girl. Even in a community with a reputation as argumentative, the intensity and volume of the vitriol directed at the fake geek girl is unprecedented. It’s flat-out weird.
Oh, hey, this is going around again. I wrote it a year and change ago in response to the sudden and intense flurry of fake-geek-girl-as-the-monster-under-the-bed articles and memes running around, but I think a lot of it still holds.
(Obligatory plug: Later this month, I’ll be talking about this, among other issues of geek identity politics, with an AMAZING lineup of professionals on the panel “Looking Past the Target Audience: Gender, Race, and Geek Identity Politics” at Emerald City ComiCon. If you’re so inclined, you can find more info on that—as well as the rest of my ECCC panels and itinerary—here.)