You know what grinds my gears? People saying “we can’t have a Carol Danvers movie unless they start with Mar-Vell and all the other Captains Marvel and the Kree etc etc zog zog zog.”

Now sure, they might be big fans of those characters and want to see more cosmic Marvel movies. That’s okay. But Carol does not require that much backstory and history. You know what Carol Danvers’ origin story is?

ALIEN WISHING MACHINE. That’s it, there you go, three words, involving a pre-established alien race. You could bring in Mar-Vell if you wanted, or you could leave him out entirely and go straight to Carol having adventures in space. (With Rhodey if they want a familiar character along.)

In Pursuit of Flight is the second movie. Time travel, Banshee Squadron, maybe Cap and Bucky cameo.

Pretty much the only thing Mar-Vell has to do that could be considered “essential” to Carol’s story is getting blown up while she’s nearby.


Wow, it’s so hard to understand why a woman-written comic about a female superhero who wears a sensible costume, writes fanfic, and stuffs her face with tasty gyros is so popular and trendy, while a cover for a forthcoming male-written book that portrays its female superhero as sexxily posing for porn sexxx in a suit that clings to every anatomical feature of her 22-inch waist and ass is widely derided. I mean, the thing is that it’s just really mysterious. It’s like how audiences say they’re interested in Black Panther and Ms. Marvel movies, when really what they want is even more white male superheroes. People are so confusing! 

Why are people still calling Carol Ms Marvel? Almost worse that it’s not some dudebro trying to be a dick but in a post that references Kamala and links to an article that uses her correct title.

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a-la-peanutbutter-sandwiches: Once you get this, you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and then send to 10 of your followers.

Right, I’m not going to fuck up and post a blank answer this time …

  1. I have excellent taste in jackets and boots.
  2. I’m good with languages. Not just spoken, but programming and music as well. I have a knack for understanding the underlying logic of them.
  3. I’m apparently good at teaching people things?
  4. When I actually get on with it, I’m a good writer.
  5. Cats like me.


Wow, OK, I had kind of conceptualized that Joss Whedon post along the lines of “here are some random thoughts that I’m gonna store behind a cut in case a few people are interested,” not expecting so many people to reblog it. But since there was so much interest, I ended up thinking about it more. And the direction my thinking took me in was this: what is it that women find attractive in male and female characters, and to what extent does this match up with what men assume that women find attractive in these characters?

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