HEY! Welcome! Summer is my name and I am a spiffy fan of nerdy things, a massage therapist, and Casino worker on the East coast USA. This blog will have lots of liberal, feminist, social justice stuff on it with lots more cartoons and comic book fandom. Be on the lookout for Saga, Nightwing, Hawkeye, Superman/Batman, and random Avengers. Also a smattering of Anime and boys love.And Jeremy Renner. And Muppets. And Whatever the hell else. The ask box is open, hit me up or follow me on twitter.
I love how the Ood is like ‘Dammit translator ball!’ and just hits it
This is why I really, really love the Ood.
Favorite Doctor Who scene.
The most misunderstood creatures in the fandom…
I love what Who did with the Angels and the Ood.
They’ve taken something that people would automatically want to trust, an angel, and made them creepy as fuck.
And they’ve taken a thing that people would automatically respond to the visual of with revulsion and fear, and made them the sweetest, most peaceful creatures in the universe.
If that’s not the best “looks can be deceiving” ever done I don’t know what is.
I guess you could say they’re misunderstOOD.
"i was born in the wrong century," the girl sighs as she imagines a future where women have full ownership of their own bodies
Apparently I can’t tell the difference between stuffed toy and stuffed animal in some of these…
In which Grayson grows up to be a simple soccer coach with an unfortunate pupil.
he’s one of us
I remember posting somewhere once in a thread about why girls aren’t exploited in animation anymore where some guy said, “all the disney girls are drawn to be generally attractive, but I don’t think there are any eye-candy men… or are there? Are there any Disney men that lots of girls like?” and I mentioned Roger. Tons of girls replied agreeing with me and the original guy was like “wait, Roger? from 101 Dalmatians? What’s attractive about him, he’s tall and lanky and has a big nose, he isn’t muscley at all! Wouldn’t you all prefer Gaston or something? Or do you girls think his big nose is indicative of something else?” and I was like “no, you idiot, he’s a silly, goofy guy who likes animals and can play a bunch of instruments, that’s why he’s attractive. What’s the matter with you? Gaston, seriously?”
This is why we need more girls in animation. And more guys like Roger apparently.
This is why I laugh my ass of whenever dudes talk about how men are “objectified” by the media too. Because 9 times out of 10, what men think is “women objectifying men” are characters like Gaston.
And Gaston is NOT a woman-driven fantasy. Gaston is a male wish fulfillment fantasy. Gaston is not what women want, he is what men want to be. He is hyper-masculinity to an extreme degree, dripping with sexism and testosterone. The fact that men think that Gaston is what women want says an awful lot about those men.
While I don’t want to generalize, female fans tend to prefer a very different kind of male hero. We like the Rogers, the Milos, the Hercules. Genuinely kind, often awkward men who are sometimes vulnerable and respectful to women.
Yes, this is a generalization. I own up to that. But I think it’s important to remember that there is often VERY big difference between what MEN want to be and what women WANT in our media.
Reblogging this again because fucking this. And hell, even the muscley dudes (see: Khal Drogo, Hercules, Thor, Captain America) are loved, not because they are muscley, but because they are sweet and loving and adorable. We love Thor because his mispronounces “Hubble” as “Hooble,” not because of what he can do with a hammer.
Reblogging for the awesome comments.
"we noticed that dick grayson is a big sex symbol for the ladies ;-) so we completely redesigned him into a male power fantasy, you’re welcome girls"
Okay, secret base administrator seems like the dream job.
Yes please, where do I sign up, or who do I have to piss off to get that job?
I too would be all about that job.
I also liked very much how he had a very Coulson approach…all smiling and pleasant and why yes it is a threat. It was like Coulson was seeing himself threatening Tony in Iron Man 2 or something. He has studied the way of Agent Coulson and is a secret fanboy. I feel it.