why is it so hard to get how awful you are when you refuse to apologize?
YOU DIDN’T MEAN TO HIT SOMEONE WITH A CAR DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN’T GO TO JAIL FOR MANSLAUGHTER
If you accidentally step on some one’s toes, you apologize. It’s just common sense - you obviously didn’t stomp on their toes on purpose, but you HURT THEM regardless. The same courtesy should be there when you accidentally hurt some one emotionally, too. You didn’t mean to, but that doesn’t change what happened. Apologize sincerely, make an effort to never do it again, and do NOT continue to sit there repeating “but I didn’t mean to” over and over again. They know that, but their toes still fucking hurt.
There are so many great comic book writers out there today and they’re all getting to work on so many good books. But there is one brilliant writer out there who currently isn’t on an ongoing book and this cannot stand!
I’m talking about Kathryn Immonen. She works for Marvel but most of her work has been on miniseries or one shots so far, but she did write ten issues of Journey Into Mystery this year when it switched over to focus on Sif. And you know what, those issues were great. They brought so much humor to the character and to the world, plus also had really great character moments. Heck, I’d be willing to say she’s one of the best writers out there at the moment when it comes to being able to do comedic timing and small interactions between characters that say a lot about who they are. You may remember such moments as these -
And let us not forget that she also wrote the last few issues of Runaways before it was canceled, and she honestly wrote them better than anyone since Brian K Vaughn (and yes, I’m including Joss Whedon in that). And if you need more proof, she wrote the Avengers Annual that came out today (my pick of the week btw) which is a Christmas Special and its so good. It’s got my favorite Black Widow line ever in there (“I once killed five guys. I had a deck of a cards and a broken arm. They were all named Escobar. The arm was not mine.”) a touching scene between Cap and another war vet, and complete and total craziness throughout the rest of the book (the Hulk fights a parade float while the rest of the team fights robot elves).
So come on guys, I’m calling on all fandoms out there to let Marvel know that we want Kathryn Immonen to get a lot more work. Carol Corp, let’s start up the Kathryn Corp. Avengers fans, time to Assemble behind this great writer. Hawkguys… I can’t come up with a clever play on your name, but still get behind her.
I would love to see her write a new Runaways series, a Jubilee series (her sense of humor and fast action would totally work with that character), Spider-Man (as soon as Pete’s back), or any number of different team books out there. Who’s with me?
Suppose my auto-repair man devised questions for an intelligence test. Or suppose a carpenter did, or a farmer, or, indeed, almost anyone but an academician. By every one of those tests, I’d prove myself a moron, and I’d be a moron, too. In a world where I could not use my academic training and my verbal talents but had to do something intricate or hard, working with my hands, I would do poorly. My intelligence, then, is not absolute but is a function of the society I live in and of the fact that a small subsection of that society has managed to foist itself on the rest as an arbiter of such matters.
This is pretty awesome. I love learning things that blow my mind.
I was talking to my brother about women’s attitudes towards their bodies, especially regarding weight/fat, and when he said “most guys don’t notice/care about that kind of thing,” I tried to explain why it was a lot more complicated than that. I ended up telling this story.
Body image is something that’s so hard to talk about, and it’s hard to express body positivity without sounding cheesy, false, or overly simplistic. But I’m gonna try. This is only my own experience, and it didn’t magically cure me of all my body image issues - but it was a major turning point for me nonetheless.