The Finnish postal service Itella is to release a set of stamps commemorating Tom of Finland. Itella says it wants to celebrate the iconic artist’s ‘proud homoeroticism’.
Someone send me some Finnish postcards!!!
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Even in the darkest moment, he’d never thought it would come to this.
Words: 316, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English
- Fandoms: Marvel 616, Avengers (Comics)
- Rating: General Audiences
- Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
- Categories: M/M
- Characters: Steve Rogers
- Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
- Additional Tags: Angst, Not A Fix-It, post NA#3, the mindwipe
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No, no, it’s okay, I didn’t need my heart.
The thing is, representation matters, and one of the worst things that this kind of narrative does is that it expects an LGBTQ audience to be satisfied with the bare minimum. When this bare minimum is not met with automatic praise and thanks, the audience is punished in any number of ways, from a producer’s social media snarkery to claims by the mainstream media that the darned homosexuals just aren’t grateful enough. Even the smallest amount of negative reaction is cited as reason enough to not bother with such a storyline in the future.
It’s sort of like showing up to Thanksgiving having said you’d bring green bean casserole, except you brought a single green bean on a paper plate. Even though this will obviously not feed any of the other guests and barely counts as a green bean casserole, you sneer at those who are protesting, telling them that they never specified what a green bean casserole is and besides that, they’re being whiny babies. You wave the single limp green bean in the air and tell them that it’s obvious they’ll never be happy, that they’re complaining for the sake of complaining and it’s no wonder they don’t get to eat quality green bean casserole, because nobody wants to share green bean casserole with such an aggressive and unfriendly group. In other words, making a character gay only to immediately write them out of the show makes me feel like shoving a green bean up someone’s nose.
excerpt from the piece i’m writing for autostraddle on why i’ve stopped recapping once upon a time, because they pulled some bullshit (via trashydyke)
This very eloquently explains why I stopped watching Once Upon A Time, and why I stop watching so many other shows/reading comics or books/etc. It’s disheartening, and it wears on you. It hurt me to my core that a show about true love was only for straight people.
And it makes me so angry when people come to me and they say WELL THIS ONE CHARACTER IS GAY SO WHY DID YOU STOP WATCHING IT. Because it’s not enough. Because it’s not fucking enough, and it never is, and it never will be.
A throwaway gay character isn’t enough. Sam Wilson and James Rhodes aren’t enough. Black Widow and Maria hill aren’t enough, and Scarlett Witch won’t fucking be enough. And I am SICK of people acting offended because I refuse to be satisfied with the barest minimum of representation. I am sick of one green bean, while everyone else gets to eat a casserole.
Seriously this is a good point. If Mulan went to Join Robin Hood, where the hell is she now?
When can a woman lead her own movie? When can a POC lead their own movie? When can a WOC lead HER own movie? (and dear gods do not mention that badly written, underfunded, ogelfest of a catwoman film)
Tokenism != Representation
Sidekick != Representation*
Smurfette != Representation**
Subtext != Representation
*I love Sam and Rhodey, they deserve more, same for Nat and Hill
** How the Hell do you have Peggy, Sharon, Natasha, and Maria all in a film and still never once have any of them have a conversation?!?
One thing I haven’t really seen discussed much yet about CATWS is the role of the Smithsonian exhibit and how it informs the theme of identity in the movie. As lots of you probably know by now, I find the presence of history (as a discipline) really cool when it appears in pop culture, so I kinda want to talk about what putting this exhibit in the movie does on a narrative level. Because museums tell stories through cultural artifacts, right? Only, cultural artifacts don’t always tell the whole story, or at least don’t tell a single story. The story they tell very much depends on how they’re curated: how they’re displayed, what they’re displayed with, how they are contextualized and commented on by the curator(s).
So while the exhibit is about Captain America, at least one of the stories that it’s telling is actually about Bucky.
not sure I agree, but interesting points.
Here’s a fun little easter egg in Captain America: The Winter Soldier: In the beginning of the movie, we get a peek of Captain America’s list of things he missed out on while he was asleep. Things like I Love Lucy and the Moon landing and Steve Jobs fill up his cute “things to catch up on to do list” but the funny thing is that the list is different depending on which country the movie is shown in.
Here is the collected list.
What’s up, everyone? Welcome to the latest installment of Ask Dr. NerdLove, the only dating advice column that understands the difference between Tsundere and Yandere and why you should run like hell from both of them.
I was on this page looking for something else and clicked on this great link. Great response re:”Friend Zone”
An asexual and pansexual become room-mates and have wacky adventures
The show is called ‘All or Nothing’
Plot twist: the asexual is really super outgoing and is a huge flirt while the pansexual is extremely socially awkward and has trouble ordering coffee let alone getting a date.
my hand slipped
This idea rocks