October 30, 2013

redundantthinking:

So I feel like the Tamaran holiday for friendship—Blorthog—is kind of a big deal for the Titans. Every year the have a massive party at the tower lead by Starfire and each year it just gets bigger and longer.

And every one has to go. Everyone. Unless you want to hurt Starfire’s feelings because it’s a sign of Rekma if you don’t at least give her a good reason why you didn’t attend (no, stopping crime is not a good reason; Nightwing tried that once and the result was unspeakable). 

And like, if one of the Titans has social anxiety or something that makes attending large group events difficult, Kory will show up at their place early in the morning with muffins or something to wish them a happy holiday, I love you, don’t feel bad about not showing! And there are hugs. Lots of hugs.

April 13, 2013
I’ll give RHatO this, Kory has some gorgeous outfits in it.

I’ll give RHatO this, Kory has some gorgeous outfits in it.

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August 13, 2012
Calling all female comics readers, re: DC's New 52

katefatale:

Survey linked in the title ^^ 

As some of my followers already know, I regularly integrate comics and comics fandom into my academic research. Next month, I’ll be presenting a paper on female comics fans’ responses to DC’s New 52 at Going Underground?: Gender and Subcultures at Northumbria University. 

As a fun supplement to the responses I’ve already collected, I’ve created a survey in which female fans can express their views on the New 52. Questions provide opportunities for readers to talk about writing, art, character absence and changes, and other elements of the New 52. Ranting about what you like and/or don’t like is welcome.

Since I have a free account on the survey site, I only get so many responses before the survey closes. However, if the survey fills up and closes before everyone who wants to participate gets a chance to weigh in, please let me know and I will copy it as a new survey to allow you to respond.

I’d love to hear from as many female readers as possible, so if you’re interested, please consider filling out the survey.

(A quick note: by ‘female’ readers, I mean readers who identify as female, so trans* readers identifying as female are welcome to respond.) 

Now I’m going to go tag everything so this gets out there. I’m also tagging characters whose fans might particularly be interested in addressing some of these issues. 

The swearwords came out a lot in my response to this. It brought back memories of stupid things I did. Like reading RHatO. Those of you who were following me when I liveblogged ‘Lector reads RHatO’ know what I’m talking about.

*cough*motherfucking all-caste*cough*

June 6, 2012
The Ultimate Teen Titans Masterpost

khatman:

So I heard you like Teen Titans, huh? Well here’s the masterpost for youWhat? You’ve never heard of DC’s Teen Titans? Where have you been living in, a cave? Haha, just kidding. 

Stolen from Wikipedia (but then changed/paraphrased by me):

The Teen Titans, also known as the New Teen TitansNew Titans, or simply the Titans, is a fictional superhero team appearing in comic books published by DC Comics, often in eponymous monthly series.As the group’s name suggests, its membership is usually composed of teenaged superheroes.
  • The first incarnation of the team unofficially debuted in The Brave and the Bold #54 as a “junior Justice League” featuring Robin (DG), Kid Flash (WW), and Aqualad. They later officially debuted as “Teen Titans” in #60 of the same series by this time joined by Wonder Girl (DT) and Speedy (RH).
  • In 1980, DC relaunched the team as The New Teen Titans, aging the characters to young adulthood. Original members Robin, Wonder Girl, and Kid Flash were joined by new characters Cyborg, Starfire, and Raven, as well as Beast Boy, now using the name Changeling.
  • The series was relaunched as Teen Titans in October 1996, with a roster of all-new members under the mentorship of the Atom (Ray Palmer), who had been de-aged to his teenage years; the series ended in September 1998 after 24 issues.
  • A three-issue limited series called JLA/The Titans: The Technis Imperative (December 1998-February 1999) led to the March 1999 debut of The Titans, a series featuring select Titans from all of the group’s incarnations that ran for 50 issues until April 2003. 
  • A new regular series titled Teen Titans began in September 2003, featuring Cyborg, Starfire, Beast Boy, and Raven of the 1980s group joined by new teenaged versions of Robin (Tim Drake), Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark), and Kid Flash (Bart Allen), as well as the Superman clone Superboy (Kon-El).
  • By 2006 the team consisted of only the younger members and some new additions; a concurrent series called Titans debuted in April 2008 featuring some of the “classic” Titans from the original and 1980s rosters, with Dick Grayson, Donna Troy, Wally West, Garth, and Roy Harper using their “adult” codenames Nightwing, Troia, Flash, Tempest, and Arsenal, respectively.
  • Teen Titans animated television series ran on Cartoon Network from July 2003 to January 2006. Based on the 1980s version of the team, but diverging from that continuity in some ways, the series spawned two related comic book titles, Teen Titans Go! and Tiny Titans.

This masterpost is compiled of all the Teen Titans eras and all links are under the cut. Everything is in order by the series and the issues for each. If you’re looking for a particular series go to the wiki page to find out series it falls under. :T 

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Found: Replacements for the broken links for Titans V1 13, 16, 17, 18, and 48, as well as Graduation Day 01. If I find replacements for Titans V2 13, Titans V2 30, Teen Titans/Outsiders Secret Files and Origins (2003), Teen Titans/Legion Special #1 and/or Teen Titans: Cold Case #1, I’ll reblog with the links.

(Thanks to Varebanos, who helped me find the original author of this masterpost. Now to find the Outsiders and Gotham Central ones.)

May 17, 2012
lady-condom:


ovrdressed2kill asked you:
So since you put Dick in Kory’s outfit (which I love, btw), is there any way you could put kory in dick’s old robin outfit?

ZOMGYESYESYESYESYESZOMGYESPLEASEZOMG-
*dies*

lady-condom:

So since you put Dick in Kory’s outfit (which I love, btw), is there any way you could put kory in dick’s old robin outfit?

ZOMGYESYESYESYESYESZOMGYESPLEASEZOMG-

*dies*

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May 14, 2012
daggerpen:

fuckyeahjasontodd:

romanadvoratrelundar:

Red Hood and the Outlaws #12 cover
I feel like this is an homage to a Star Wars poster.

SOLICIT reads:
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #12
Written by SCOTT LOBDELL
Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT
On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• STARFIRE has made it all the way to TAMARAN only to find herself caught between the forces of THE BLIGHT and the political maneuvering of her sister, BLACKFIRE.
• How will JASON protect ISABEL on what has become an intergalactic date from Hell?

Kenneth Rocafort is a very talented artist, but can someone please freaking show him how women actually stand?

And this is where I get snarky, because please, the only thing that would make the blonde woman look more like a stereotypical distressed damsel/rescue romance is if they stuck her in a princess dress and tied her up. Ugh.
(Let’s not even get into the fact her middle is uncanny valley levels of skinny. It looks like it’s the same size as Jason’s hand. That is creepy as fuck.)

daggerpen:

fuckyeahjasontodd:

romanadvoratrelundar:

Red Hood and the Outlaws #12 cover

I feel like this is an homage to a Star Wars poster.

SOLICIT reads:

RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #12

Written by SCOTT LOBDELL

Art and cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT

On sale AUGUST 15 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• STARFIRE has made it all the way to TAMARAN only to find herself caught between the forces of THE BLIGHT and the political maneuvering of her sister, BLACKFIRE.

• How will JASON protect ISABEL on what has become an intergalactic date from Hell?

Kenneth Rocafort is a very talented artist, but can someone please freaking show him how women actually stand?

And this is where I get snarky, because please, the only thing that would make the blonde woman look more like a stereotypical distressed damsel/rescue romance is if they stuck her in a princess dress and tied her up. Ugh.

(Let’s not even get into the fact her middle is uncanny valley levels of skinny. It looks like it’s the same size as Jason’s hand. That is creepy as fuck.)

May 8, 2012

luanna255:

welovecomics:

miss-mgann:

‘I know what I look like and there’s nothing wrong with being pretty. But if that’s all that I am I’d be pretty boring.’
-New Teen Titans v2 #6

See? This is why I always liked Starfire. Yes she came from a another planet and was wonderfully forward about men and sex but that was always only a small part of her. 

^ This. Anyone who thinks that Kory’s character is nothing but fanservice with a smile doesn’t know all that much about her. Yeah, she’s a sexual character, and that’s always been part of who she is, but she’s also a complex and awesome character. She’s beautiful, and she is awesomely confident about her looks and comfortable in her own skin, but her looks don’t define her. And, let’s be honest, she’s a total sweetheart but she’s also the one you do NOT want to get angry. Underestimating her just might get you killed.

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April 30, 2012
dimethyloctapus:

So I was wondering, would Starfire’s outfit be seen as empowering instead of objectification if she had a full-bodied figure instead of the “conventionally attractive” body in the comics because it would show that she isn’t ashamed of her body and happy to flaunt it. So here’s a full-bodied Starfire I sketched, I hope it’s okay. If this is offensive, please feel free to inform me and I will take it down.

From what I saw of the objections, the problem was always more with her characterization and posing than costume choice, but if it produces art like this, I can totally forgive the mix-up. Wow. Talk about gorgeous.

dimethyloctapus:

So I was wondering, would Starfire’s outfit be seen as empowering instead of objectification if she had a full-bodied figure instead of the “conventionally attractive” body in the comics because it would show that she isn’t ashamed of her body and happy to flaunt it. So here’s a full-bodied Starfire I sketched, I hope it’s okay. If this is offensive, please feel free to inform me and I will take it down.

From what I saw of the objections, the problem was always more with her characterization and posing than costume choice, but if it produces art like this, I can totally forgive the mix-up. Wow. Talk about gorgeous.

(Source: dimethyloctopus, via daggerpen)

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