Floating World Pictures

Ask me anything   "... Living only for the moment, turning our full attention to the pleasures of the moon, the snow, the cherry blossoms and the maple leaves; singing songs, drinking wine, diverting ourselves in just floating, floating; ... refusing to be disheartened, like a gourd floating along with the river current: this is what we call the floating world..." Asai Ryoi, c. 1661

Quick Question About Comics

gailsimone:

Just wondering, not trying to pretend this is truly representative.

But how many comics are on your pull list that have a female lead as the title character?

How many that have an lgbtq character as the lead?

How many that have a POC as the lead?

Not counting team books, please.

The only comics on my pull list are The Wicked + The Divine and Loki: Agent of Asgard (and right now, Thor & Loki: Tenth Realm). Which kind of hits woman, queer, and POC lead characters.

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#gail simone 
Between the [Avengers and The Guardians] teams, who do you think would win and how?

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#was that a hawkeye burn? 
Some thoughts on Laura/Luci from The Wicked + The Divine: why this book will probably be a spectacular tragedy

feathers:

floating-world-pictures:

I think it’s really interesting, albeit perhaps a bit premature, to think about Laura’s relationship to the gods, and specifically to Luci, through an Apollonian/Dionysian Hegelian dialectic.  (The reason I think this is interesting is because I am a horrid, boring graduate student.  I AM CASSANDRA OKAY I’M SORRY.)  1,500 word essay continues under the cut.

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And now I can’t stop thinking about this, so:

* “Laura” comes from “laurel”. Laurel wreaths were a symbol of Apollo, since the nymph Daphne tried to escape from Apollo and was turned into a laurel. Laura wants to escape her Apollonean nature.

* The trick that Lucifer “bringer of light” performs more often is lighting her thumb.

* If Luci and Laura are the heroes, Cassandra is the Chorus. She tells the audience about the context, she is a moral compass, and she cannot intervene.

Oh my goodness, yes!  This is brilliant, thank you for pointing this out!

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#wicdiv people are the best people  #also the smartest  #probably also the prettiest  #definitely we have the best taste in comics  #probably also music  #and other things 

lmccoys:

It’s literally until you don’t have dialogue when you get to that point of realising how much communicating we do with speaking and talking. I didn’t have that. I was super-aware of having just eyes to work with, but it made the job more interesting. Sebastian Stan on the Winter Soldier’s physicality

 

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randombeautysls:

yuan yuan tan and damian smith

randombeautysls:

yuan yuan tan and damian smith

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victoriousvocabulary:

SUCCIDUOUS
[adjective]
1. falling, in the process of falling.
2. ready to fall.
3. tottering.
Etymology: Latin succiduus, from succidere, “to fall under”.
[Olivia Chin Mueller - Beware the Bird]

victoriousvocabulary:

SUCCIDUOUS

[adjective]

1. falling, in the process of falling.

2. ready to fall.

3. tottering.

Etymology: Latin succiduus, from succidere, “to fall under”.

[Olivia Chin Mueller - Beware the Bird]

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thosepaws-cfc2003:

Different ways to perform RING PIVOT  (PIVOT IN RING POSITION)

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baldymonster:

cleolinda:

killjoyfeminist:

annabellioncourt:

plz-no:

Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made

Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.

He proceeded to show it to us in class.

Dude, seriously.  This version is actually very accurate.

My Shakespeare professor in grad school said the same thing.

I think most Shakespeare movies are just so classy and highbrow with their gorgeous period costumes and mandatory snooty elocutionary accents that people forget how goofy this play actually is. The lines, the characters, the motivations, the babyfaced teen stars, I just… oh my god it’s all so real. I’ve heard a lot of people blast Baz Luhrmann for making such a campy adaptation and it’s just like no, you don’t understand, that was all Shakespeare.

Sometimes I wonder if the real reason it’s disliked is because it was so damn popular with teenage girls.

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#THIS IS THE BEST VERSION  #last comment is accurate 

A threesome fanfiction involving Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., and Chris Pratt, by Chris Pratt.

I’m glad he was able to shut down this question by making a joke, but for fucks sake can we stop bringing up x-rated fanfic and fan art to actors? I feel like it’s kind of sexual harassment-y and just very inappropriate. Cut it out, people.

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