it always disappointed me that Monster Girls are an anime porn thing rather than something used to explore the way society and the media dehumanises women, but oh well
shout out to all my fellow monsters
I colored this on a unfamiliar computer with a terrible screen and Sai. What I learned from the experience is: I miss Photoshop.
Holy shit, do we actually have a major media publication addressing this issue?
So glad to see this called out by a major publication!
We Didn’t Start the Fire - 50 Years of Fandom
password to watch: fandom!
IMPORTANT NOTE: I am neither Fiercynn nor Scribe - hence the link. I just felt it was entirely, entirely, completely necessary to share this with everyone, because this is one of the most amazing things that I have ever seen in my life. I just - fuck. I’m in tears as I type this, because this vid? Is not about a bunch of fandoms, it’s about what fandom is, it’s about a tradition that goes back a long, long time of people looking at stories and saying “here’s what I have to say about that,” and other people listening. Towards the end it gets into fandoms I know, fandoms I’m in or have been in, and that’s when I started crying, because - this is going to sound so ridiculous, but I can’t help it, because that was when I realized that I was part of it, this old often-problematic beautiful revolutionary thing. And then, the last few minutes, it gives us characters who tell stories in the stories (Becky Rosen!), it saysyes, you, this is your story too. It’s two-thirty in the morning, I’m crying, and I may not be coherent but I have absolutely no regrets. Watch this.
Wow. Wow wow wow wow.
For me, the best thing about this is the fact that it’s in a pretty chronological order. Because eventually I was like “It’s nice to see all the fandoms of yore— WAIT, THIS IS WHERE I CAME IN!” and then water was leaking from my eyeholes because omg, hello fandoms that I have seen rise and fall.
This is a fucking masterpiece of vidding.
I got teary when I saw Due South. <3
Omg so many tears, so many feelings.
This is one of the best fandom things I’ve ever seen.
Remember when I mentioned the “I’m a distraction! I’m a distraction!” animation for Aveline in that discarded opening for Mark of the Assassin? The animation we eventually re-used for Tallis later?
This is it. :)
Rejected by mother - cared by a golden retriever [via]
ALL MY FEELS!
nor the spaces, and if you’re no-white, there’s lots of places where you’re not allowed to congregate in public
This is a thing.
"anti-gang laws" in a lot of places youth of color
(disproportionately Black and Latin@) are penalized for just hanging around in public.
Which then injects them into the prison/penal system.
see also: Kids who are doing the right thing are targeted by cops (remember the basketball players over Thanksgiving weekend who were targeted and arrested by cops as they waited for a bus to pick them up for their scrimmage?)
Yes it’s that kids don’t get to walk around and hang out because ~adults~
This understates the issue. It’s not just that these spaces were/are now limited.
It’s that very specific communities of kids get their face-to-face time hemmed in