Anonymous

Brian why does it seem that there is such hostility towards woman creators in the comic industry?

brianmichaelbendis:

Because no matter what we do there will always be unevolved cowards among us. and the anonymity of the Internet brings out some people’s worst instincts.

  please read my words carefully… I said some people. and its only some people. but those people seem really awful.

 truthfully, it is not just female creators. a lot of people take weird, hateful shit from weird people.  truthfully, honestly, a lot of us get showered with lovely thoughts all day as well but the sickening stuff stands out because… it just does.

but I think that all of us would hope that we would have gotten to a place as a society where our mothers, sisters, daughters and wives could go on the Internet without having to worry about being called a whore for having an opinion.

 I think what rattles most of us in the comic book community is the fact that someone could read a bunch of comic books, with very specific, simple moral themes with highly moral characters, fighting the fight for good, and COMPLETELY MISS THE POINT.

 you know what Capt. America would never do? he would never go on the Internet anonymously and slam anyone.

the point of the stories, the good ones :-), is to show us what we could be. not to waddle around in the minutia of comic book science but to enjoy a world were someone is fighting the good fight.  a world we hope we could live in one day.

 just because you are posting anonymously doesn’t mean that those thoughts are not yours.  it is not role-play, it is not a character, that is who you really are.  that is the energy you are putting out in the world. this isn’t some mask you are hiding behind… this is who you REALLY ARE.

and if who you really are is a bully, anonymous or not, I truly feel bad for you. I really do. I feel bad that you’re hurting so badly that you think you need to do this.  

but there is NO excuse to attempt to punish others under the cloak of anonymous. none. 

jhuediblebookfestival:

Holy fondant, batman!  This amazing rendition of A Clockwork Orange won best dessert that could be mistaken for a book (or movie poster for that matter).  Great psycho-candy-color-job, Rachel LaBozetta.  As you can tell,  folks could not wait to dig into that cake!

shootinitpodcast:

Shootin’ It with Jayme K. Episode 46: “Christoph Paul (Part 2)”

In the second half of the interview with Christoph Paul, he, Jayme, and Mike get into a number of topics including: Tao Lin, James Franco, the lack of charisma among those in the alt-lit scene, the death of paperbacks, Thought Catalog, internet outrage, Michael J. Seidlinger, stand up comedy, and more.

thepathealy:

atencio:

When the world burns I want this image to be all that survives for us to be remembered by.

Every team of mercenaries needs a guy who’s supposed to be fishing but just stands around like an asshole with his hands in his pockets. 

I’m going to culturally appropriate the Irish tomorrow night by binge drinking and bursting capillaries in my nose.