We’re going out of town for Thanksgiving, but I just wanted to wish my American followers a very happy holiday if you celebrate it! I should be back in action the week after next. :)
Damian nonchalantly leading a line of turkeys while playing the trumpet is easily one of the greatest and most hilarious things I have ever seen, and I would like to thank Dustin Nguyen for enriching my life with this. ;-)
Outside of the family dinner scene at the end, this was definitely my favorite scene of the comic.
Dammit, Diana. HOW CAN ANYONE IGNORE YOUR AWESOMENESS.
Beats me! ;-)
One of the things I love most about Gail Simone as a feminist writer is that she doesn’t just go for the cliches - she understands feminism with an insider’s eye, and therefore her portrayals don’t come across as stiff cardboard stereotypes, but rather nuanced and realistic people we can all identify with. What woman who calls herself a feminist hasn’t had a moment like this at some point (or, let’s be honest, all the time)? And yet portrayals of feminist women usually go straight for over-the-top, obnoxious “strength” and skip the relatable little moments like this.
That’s why Gail Simone is such an important feminist writer. It’s not just because she writes “strong female characters”. It’s because she understands what feminism really is.