Just reading a bedtime story to the cub. ‘Teddy Robinson has a Dreadful Accident’.(by Joan G Robinson) In which, Teddy Robinson, a fat, fuzzy, whimsical and slightly cantankerous bear goes flying through the air into a pond, is harassed by ducks and has to be rescued by his owner, Deborah. Then Teddy Robinson delivers this important life lesson.
"Now, for goodness’ sake stop talking about it," said Deborah. "it’s all over now, so you must forget about it."
"But I don’t want to forget about it yet," said Teddy Robinson. "it gives me a fright every time I think about it, so I want to go on talking about it until it stops frightening me; otherwise I might think about it by mistake some time, and it would give me a fright when I wasn’t looking."
So he sat on top of the cooker and remembered it out loud four times over from beginning to end. Then he felt better.
Catherine Tate posits her problem with Shakespeare → Chain Reaction
(Actually pay attention to her timing here. This is proper actual comedy. Listen to her conduct the laughter from the audience.)
in russian they dont say “i love you” they say “пожирать плоть капиталистов” which means “we are one and the same” and i think thats beautiful
a comic done by christianne benedict, posted on the womanthology art forum. brilliant!
YES. Jesus, thank you.
I cannot tell you how many times I have had to point out what the audience at conventions actually LOOKS like to people in the industry. They can do signings in a booth full of every kind of person all day long, every color, every size, every orientation and more, and STILL go online and talk about how only white straight males read comics.
IT IS PROFOUNDLY UNTRUE AND INSULTINGLY IGNORANT.
"The Women Men Don’t See" — James Tiptree, Jr. (AKA Rebecca Sheldon — thanks, buggeryisthegenus)
And really — the *everyone* men don’t see, when you get right down to it. They don’t see us, they’re convinced we don’t spend money — not on the merch they want to make, anyway — and, if we make so much noise that they have to acknowledge us anyway?
Well, we’re not “real” fans.
*rolls eyes so hard they get stuck*
sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.
Okay, so the post is gaining notes and people are confused, so to explain what the hell is going on:
Swedish elections held were on last Sunday, 14th September. We’ve had a right-leaning government the past eight years and after this there will be a change of power. The new party, Socialdemocrats (S) gained a total of 31% percent. The old party, Moderaterna (M) gained 21%.
Sverigedemokraterna (SD) gained a total of 12.9%. Their policy is racist, Islamophobic, anti-immigration, anti-refugee, anti-diversity, anti-LGBT+, and anti-feminist. Basically, they tick every box on the douchebag lottery.
If you’re here to argue that they’re ~not actually~ Nazis: 1) Fuck you. 2) Fuck the horse the you rode in on. 3) I hope you get stepped on by a moose, you ignorant asswipe.
- they literally started as neo nazis. They have used a Neo-Nazi movement as campaign slogans,
- party members have assaulted immigrants with iron pipes (tw for racialised violence),
- worn Nazi symbols
- supported and helped build Neo-Nazi group SvP.
There’s probably more, but I don’t have links on hand.
They’ve been having rallies and demonstrations all over Sweden, and people have shown up just to turn their back on them and protest (this post explains it better).
In the 2010 elections, SD were pretty much considered no better than neo-Nazis and only got 5.7% votes - it put them in 6th place and was just enough to get them into parliament. In the elections before that, they got about 2.9%. In the past four years, they’ve grown exponentially in Sweden.
They’ve also run extremely extensive PR campaigns, appealing to the youth, kicking out members “exposed” of being racist, (note: these members often end up in SvP) and picking up buzzwords from the Socialdemocrats’ ideology.
29% of votes they gained this year were from swing voters who previously voted M, and the biggest gain have been in the south, in small towns and the countryside:
This is not something that’s just going on in Sweden. Europe has seen an influx of extreme-right parties over the last decade or so, often thinly disguised as a party that puts ‘traditional values’ and ‘national interest’ first.
In Greece and Hungary they’ve already been in power. In Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Finland France and UK, extreme-right-wing parties have been voted into the EU.
Because here’s the thing: we’ve forgotten what it looks like. We’ve gotten to the point where we’ve turned Nazism into a cartoonish lampoon of goose-stepping, uniforms and moral lessons that “we’ll never be like them~”, ignoring the fact nationalism is not as cut-and-dry two ends of an extreme but exists on a scale.
People have been apologising for SD’s actions for a while now because they’re not considered “extremist enough” to be neo-Nazis, because they don’t share the same beliefs, because they’ve “publicly denounced” SvP.
But the same people still get hurt. Still SD has the institutional and systematic power and privilege to oppress, degrade and humiliate people of colour, which they already have done. Stop making excuses for them. Stop making leeways for right-wing-extremists because that is how they gain tract.
Please spread this.
fuck it, i’ll just make a post for it
it’s golden and needs to be shown to everyone, notes be damned
I feel like it should be a rite of passage for every comic book fan to be told the horrors of the clone saga at least once in their lives! I’m writing a lot of this from memory so it’s probably all wrong, but if you see a mistake just pretend it’s real because the clone saga was so messy it won’t even make a difference.
Kaine is a clone of Peter - somewhere along the line they began to refer to each other as brothers, probably because of Ben Reilly! Ben Reilly was the a clone who Peter…dropped into an incinerator oop. Ben thought he was the real Peter and when he came back to life a couple of years later (I say life, he didn’t really die because comics) he suddenly realized ’fuck i’m a clone’. So Ben went off on a soul finding mission, and then ran into Kaine.
Kaine was the original clone who suffered from degeneration, leaving scars across most of his face. Jackal tried to kill the Kaine but he escaped. Bitter at his existence (and because he’s a big damn baby), he found joy in killing and as the clone degeneration progressed and became more agonizing, Kaine wanted to share his pain with someone and decided Ben Reilly would be that victim (because he’s a big damn baby). Jealous that Ben would never feel the pain of the disease, he vowed to destroy Ben or some shit idk Kaine wasn’t at his best back then
Kaine fell in love with Louise Kennedy (a police officer) and finally began to feel that it was possible for him to experience happiness (wait until you meet aracely uwu). Kaine and Ben fought it out over the years until it was revealed that a Louise was a dirty cop who gave intel to the mob. Kaine hated the fact that Louise was dirty cop and killed her, running off just as Louise’s partner in the force arrived to see her dead at Ben’s feet. And thus began a fucking murder trial that would leave Peter going ‘wait what the fuck’ for many years (also Aunt May had just died so he was especially fucked up during this)
And so we move to the Second Clone Saga which. Fuck. I don’t even know. Peter got away with a murder he didn’t even commit, Kaine went to jail I guess, the Jackal who had died years earlier was a clone (because why the fuck not, you get a clone and you get a clone and gwen stacey gets a clone) and the real Jackal had been in suspended animation for five years to become stronger. Somewhere along the line Ben finds out he’s the real Peter Parker (please stand up please stand up) and Peter finds out he’s a clone. Or something. Ben took the mantle of Spider-Man while Peter. Did Peter stuff. Kaine still hated Ben and would do so until Spider-Man: Redemption, where Kaine tried to kill Ben and Ben’s girlfriend Janine (who was really called Elizabeth and who was supposed to be dead but nah, Kaine just told her to pretend she was because fuck Ben’s happiness) before realising ‘what the fuck am I doing’ and that his years of hating Ben made…no fucking sense. Kaine decided not to kill them and then asked Ben to kill him (there’s a reason Kaine isn’t allowed to make plans anymore).
Ben refused (because he’s a saint for putting up with this shit) and told him to grow the fuck up and get over his shit (in so many words). Kaine tried to kill himself by jumping in front of a few hundred loaded guns, but Ben saved. Kaine was pissed that Ben has interrupted angst time and asked him why. They looked each other in the eyes and realised the Second Clone Saga was a mess let’s find Mephisto and retcon it. They mention being ‘brothers’ and I guess after that Peter couldn’t deny the fact that fuck I have a family made up of fucking clones.
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