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It's Only the End if You Want it to Be

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Jul 23 '14

renaroo:

Happy Bat Day!

I’ve not really celebrated Bat Day much.

I feel like it’s … pretty much like every other day for the DC offices. Plus I never got the Bat Cake I was promised from my friends, so totally soured the mood for me.

But I obviously love the Batman mythos. A lot. And part of that is my love of the characters that support Bruce and, I feel, really make his stories something unique and special.

Alfred Pennyworth definitely fits that bill.

Happy Bat Day, Alfred! Everyone knows you’ve got the toughest Bat Job of all.

"I feel like it’s … pretty much like every other day for the DC offices."

This was my thought EXACTLY. When I first saw that today was ‘Batman Day’, my literal first thought was… “Isn’t every day?”

I mean, I do love Bruce as a character, and goodness knows I really love the Batfamily and the Bat-mythos in general, but let’s face it… Batman isn’t exactly suffering from a lack of appreciation. 

Jul 19 '14

I’m sorry. Did I step on your moment?

(Source: thefudge)

Jul 10 '14

brightgreencrayon:

mrsdevilla:

 

People who hate Harry Potter missed the a giant part of the story. Despite being abused by his aunt, uncle and cousin his whole life Harry was kind, compassionate, loyal, protective and honest. He defended those who needed it and stood up to those who deserved it. He didn’t become bitter or hateful. And he spent his life trying to protect others. You can’t hate him because people chose to stand by him even if it meant they’d die. He didn’t want that, he wanted everyone to live even if it meant he couldn’t anymore.

It’s because he suffered PTSD in book 5 and was mistaken for a whiny angsty teen.

(Source: deadpadfoot)

Jul 8 '14

Actually, let’s do a quick and dirty poll

daggerpen:

Reblog if you would watch a Cassandra Cain movie.

Jul 3 '14

"Who is this?" "The good-looking guy in the sunglasses at your ten o’clock."

(Source: sambuckys)

Jul 2 '14
inthenameofcassandracain:

"I don’t kill. But I don’t lose either."
In September 2011, DC Comics rebooted their entire main universe, leaving hundreds of characters missing or irrevocably altered.  Many of these losses included women, specifically those of color, and characters with disabilities who had come to help develop, in some small way, the world of DC as populated and enriched by more than just white, able-bodied men.
Nowhere is this more obvious than in the treatment of Cassandra Cain. 
Initially a young woman of color whose disability affected her ability to speak and read, Cass’s first appearance in the Batman arc Mark of Cain signaled a change in the stagnant atmosphere in Gotham and would lead to the young woman’s ascension to the Batgirl cowl.  Enriched, but never dwarfed, by a full cast of Batfamily members, Cass’s run as Batgirl didn’t stray away from her abusive backstory nor from her optimistic future.  Later storylines would alter Cass’s character in numerous ways—many terrible, some terrific—but the heart of the character and what she meant to so many people would not change.
What has changed, however, is Cass’s presence within the DC world.  Completely removed from the main universe, it is up to the fandom to keep Cass alive.  It is up to us to be conscious consumers of our fanworks and to demand more Cassandra at every turn.  No more Batfamily posts without her.  No more stereotyping and making her into a background character. 
Just as Cass fought to be more than what her father wanted, so too should we fight an entire system, only exemplified by DC’s tactics, that tells us that Cass’s narrative is not one we should care about, that women of color with disabilities have no worth within a world where humans can fly, and that Cassandra herself is the Batfamily member no one wants.
"You can change. You can.”
WHAT: Cassandra Cain Appreciation Month
WHERE: Here on Tumblr, or on any other fandom channel you commonly use (such as AO3, Livejournal, or Twitter)
WHEN: July 2nd-July 31st
WHY: Cass’s first appearance took place in July of 1999 in Batman #567.  This month is also host to disabilityfest, which emphasizes the importance of fictional disabled characters, like Cass.  In many ways, it’s a perfect matchup of dates!
HOW: How can you help?  It’s simple!  During the month of July, consider creating, posting, and reblogging more Cass!  Create headcanons, write meta, write a tweet celebrating your love for Cass, or ask questions about her to your followers!  Think critically about the presence of the Batfamily in both the comics and in fandom and how your contributions either help or hinder Cass’s presence as a crucial, loved family member!  Write fics, do fanart, or make crafts!  Make graphics or playlists; change your Tumblr theme and your icon!  No matter what you’re good at, there’s something for you to do to let everyone know how much you love Cass!
"Everyone experiences tragedy. Tim. Bruce. You and me. It’s not about the city. It’s about how you choose to see the world. Everything else is just an excuse."
This appreciation month is being coordinated through In the Name of Cassandra Cain.  This blog is completely dedicated to Cass, and will host a contest during July with prizes for seven different categories of fanworks!
We do ask that if you will be participating in Cassandra Cain Appreciation Month, that you follow some simple guidelines:
Don’t post/reblog/support sexist, racist, ableist, or otherwise offensive material under the premise of helping Cass’s cause.  Cass wouldn’t support that kind of behavior, and neither should you.
Don’t character-bash.  There’s a strong difference between pointing out meta differences in characters or in characters’ treatment in fandom and hating on a character you don’t like under the premise of defending Cass.  Focus on Cass, not other characters.
Please use tags for all potentially triggering material, especially in your fanworks.  While certain materials may not bother you, they could potentially cause very unsafe feelings in others.  Tags include, but are not limited to:
NSFW
Racism
Sexism
Ableism
Gifs/Flashing
Blood/Gore
Death
Abuse
Rape (please note that dub-con and non-con should be explicitly tagged with this)
Nudity
Sexual Content

The main tag for this event will be #casscainappreciationmonth, but some other tags you can use here or on other social media and fandom outlets include:
#celebratingcasscain
#cassforlife
#cassisbatfamilytoo
#bringbackcass
Please reblog this post to spread awareness of the celebration!  Let others know that you stand with Cass!

inthenameofcassandracain:

"I don’t kill. But I don’t lose either."

In September 2011, DC Comics rebooted their entire main universe, leaving hundreds of characters missing or irrevocably altered.  Many of these losses included women, specifically those of color, and characters with disabilities who had come to help develop, in some small way, the world of DC as populated and enriched by more than just white, able-bodied men.

Nowhere is this more obvious than in the treatment of Cassandra Cain. 

Initially a young woman of color whose disability affected her ability to speak and read, Cass’s first appearance in the Batman arc Mark of Cain signaled a change in the stagnant atmosphere in Gotham and would lead to the young woman’s ascension to the Batgirl cowl.  Enriched, but never dwarfed, by a full cast of Batfamily members, Cass’s run as Batgirl didn’t stray away from her abusive backstory nor from her optimistic future.  Later storylines would alter Cass’s character in numerous ways—many terrible, some terrific—but the heart of the character and what she meant to so many people would not change.

What has changed, however, is Cass’s presence within the DC world.  Completely removed from the main universe, it is up to the fandom to keep Cass alive.  It is up to us to be conscious consumers of our fanworks and to demand more Cassandra at every turn.  No more Batfamily posts without her.  No more stereotyping and making her into a background character. 

Just as Cass fought to be more than what her father wanted, so too should we fight an entire system, only exemplified by DC’s tactics, that tells us that Cass’s narrative is not one we should care about, that women of color with disabilities have no worth within a world where humans can fly, and that Cassandra herself is the Batfamily member no one wants.

"You can change. You can.”

WHAT: Cassandra Cain Appreciation Month

WHERE: Here on Tumblr, or on any other fandom channel you commonly use (such as AO3, Livejournal, or Twitter)

WHEN: July 2nd-July 31st

WHY: Cass’s first appearance took place in July of 1999 in Batman #567.  This month is also host to disabilityfest, which emphasizes the importance of fictional disabled characters, like Cass.  In many ways, it’s a perfect matchup of dates!

HOW: How can you help?  It’s simple!  During the month of July, consider creating, posting, and reblogging more Cass!  Create headcanons, write meta, write a tweet celebrating your love for Cass, or ask questions about her to your followers!  Think critically about the presence of the Batfamily in both the comics and in fandom and how your contributions either help or hinder Cass’s presence as a crucial, loved family member!  Write fics, do fanart, or make crafts!  Make graphics or playlists; change your Tumblr theme and your icon!  No matter what you’re good at, there’s something for you to do to let everyone know how much you love Cass!

"Everyone experiences tragedy. Tim. Bruce. You and me. It’s not about the city. It’s about how you choose to see the world. Everything else is just an excuse."

This appreciation month is being coordinated through In the Name of Cassandra Cain.  This blog is completely dedicated to Cass, and will host a contest during July with prizes for seven different categories of fanworks!

We do ask that if you will be participating in Cassandra Cain Appreciation Month, that you follow some simple guidelines:

  • Don’t post/reblog/support sexist, racist, ableist, or otherwise offensive material under the premise of helping Cass’s cause.  Cass wouldn’t support that kind of behavior, and neither should you.
  • Don’t character-bash.  There’s a strong difference between pointing out meta differences in characters or in characters’ treatment in fandom and hating on a character you don’t like under the premise of defending Cass.  Focus on Cass, not other characters.
  • Please use tags for all potentially triggering material, especially in your fanworks.  While certain materials may not bother you, they could potentially cause very unsafe feelings in others.  Tags include, but are not limited to:
    • NSFW
    • Racism
    • Sexism
    • Ableism
    • Gifs/Flashing
    • Blood/Gore
    • Death
    • Abuse
    • Rape (please note that dub-con and non-con should be explicitly tagged with this)
    • Nudity
    • Sexual Content

The main tag for this event will be #casscainappreciationmonth, but some other tags you can use here or on other social media and fandom outlets include:

#celebratingcasscain

#cassforlife

#cassisbatfamilytoo

#bringbackcass

Please reblog this post to spread awareness of the celebration!  Let others know that you stand with Cass!

May 26 '14
Dec 10 '13

bigbardafree:

✧*:・゚✧*:・゚DAZZLING DC LADIES MONTH・゚:*✧・゚:*✧

 Barda Free / Big Barda

Origin

Barda was born of the race of New Gods about 250 years ago, on Apokolips. She is a product of Granny Goodness' Home for Orphaned Youth. Granny's motto is “Die for Darkseid” (the planet's evil ruler). Granny grooms Barda to one day lead the Female Fury Battalion, a ferocious pack of women warriors. However, during a raid Barda meets Scott FreeDarkseid's adopted son, and, sensing a peace about him, falls in love.

Barda risks her own safety to help Scott escape from Apokolips. Eventually, Barda turns her back on Granny, and comes to Earth herself. Scott has become an escape artist called Mister Miracle, and is teamed with Oberon, his diminutive manager. Scott and Barda are married by Scott’s father, the Highfather of New Genesis.

Barda and Scott reside in the suburbs of Connecticut and are active adventurers. Barda never hesitates to lend a hand to her friends when her power and expertise are needed.

Skills and Abilities

The beings of New Genesis call themselves Gods and live outside of normal time and space in a realm called the Fourth World. These New Gods have evolved due to their close proximity to the Source, a primeval energy, believed to be one of the ultimate foundations of the Universal Expression of Energy, along with their superior technology, into beings of genetic stability and evolutionary perfection. The denizens of New Genesis are immortal, stronger, faster, and smarter than homo sapiens, despite their resemblance to the same. Barda is also skilled in hand-to-hand combat and is physically stronger than many of the other New Gods, including her husband Scott. Her weapon of choice is the Mega Rod, an Apokoliptian weapon that can shoot blasts of energy and can be used to open up portals used for travel called Boom Tubes. (x)

Recommended Reading

Oct 15 '13

skalja:

Joan Watson, queen of snark.

That’s why we love her, isn’t it? ;-)

(One of many reasons, of course.)

Oct 2 '13

aisforausten:

cinematicbeings:

famous women and their actresses
elizabeth bennet

Greer Garson in Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Daphne Slater in Pride and Prejudice (1952)
Virni Lisi in Orgoglio e pregiudizio (1957)
Celia Bannerman in Pride and Prejudice (1967)
Elizabeth Garvie in Pride and Prejudice (1980)
Jennifer Ehle in Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Renée Zellweger in Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
Kam Heskin in Pride & Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy (2003)
Aishwarya Rai in Bride and Prejudice (2004)
Keira Knightley in Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Gemma Arterton in Lost in Austen (2008)
Ashley Clements in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (2012-2013)

I really must find out if there is any basis for a woman to once tell me that the 1980 Pride and Prejudice is in every way better than the 95 version, which she couldn’t stand. Heresy. 

Personally, I wouldn’t trust the opinion of anyone who couldn’t stand the ‘95 version. Liking another version better? Sure, okay. But actually hating the Jennifer Ehle/Colin Firth version? *shakes head disapprovingly* No taste, clearly. ;-)

Oct 1 '13
ruthlessamor:

ayellowbirds:

punishandenslavesuckers:

There is a real actual Spiderman comic where he pretends this is his power and the bad guys drop their weapons and give up. XD And it makes me happy. 

Here it is:


No one can ever say spiderman is not the best superhero of all time.
No one.

ruthlessamor:

ayellowbirds:

punishandenslavesuckers:

There is a real actual Spiderman comic where he pretends this is his power and the bad guys drop their weapons and give up. XD And it makes me happy. 

Here it is:

No one can ever say spiderman is not the best superhero of all time.

No one.

(Source: trollingchannel)

Sep 8 '13
themyskira:

endless list of favourite comic book ladies → Barbara Gordon / Oracle

"You’ve escaped, and you think the world’s a huge place, and you can hide anywhere, right? I’m here to tell you… that world? I own it. Your world is getting smaller by the second. And you can’t hide anywhere from me. Every database, every security cam, and every police band has my fingerprints on it. Every moment you’re out the noose pulls tighter. And Savant, just in case it’s not crystal clear by now… Nobody messes with my partner.”

themyskira:

endless list of favourite comic book ladies → Barbara Gordon / Oracle

"You’ve escaped, and you think the world’s a huge place, and you can hide anywhere, right? I’m here to tell you… that world? I own it. Your world is getting smaller by the second. And you can’t hide anywhere from me. Every database, every security cam, and every police band has my fingerprints on it. Every moment you’re out the noose pulls tighter. And Savant, just in case it’s not crystal clear by now… Nobody messes with my partner.”

Sep 1 '13

WonderStar photoset for toalwaysbeme.

Sep 1 '13
Sep 1 '13

(Source: louisecolleman)