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don56:

"Planet of the Apes"
One of my favorite scenes. It is surprising how many people didn’t get the joke and still don’t.

don56:

"Planet of the Apes"

One of my favorite scenes. It is surprising how many people didn’t get the joke and still don’t.

(via scienceandorfiction)

fanbingblink:

hollyedolly:

fitzylovesjemma:

hollyedolly:

gingerrogerss:

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

:/ so Superman gets an updated version of his original costume but wonder woman gets some sexualised leather get up?! OK can Superman Vs Batman get any lamer? Maybe I’m on my own here but I really don’t like this outfit at all.
DC really need to step it up if they are gonna compete with Marvel Cinematic tbh.

I have to agree. The model(actress?) looks amazing but DC need to step up their game. I mean I’m pretty sure Marvel is currently top dog in the movie department. I’m not sure about the comics because I don’t follow them.
But seriously DC… You can not overly sexualize a woman and still have fans… Look at black widow, Maria hill, Melinda may.
They don’t run around in skimpy little things.

I don’t read anything from DC tbh I looked but there aren’t many female lead titles in there that I could see. Marvel have Black Widow, Elektra, Storm, Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel and She-Hulk this year alone not to mention a plethora of strong and interesting female characters in other books.
They really take their female audience seriously and are trying to tackle the issue of representation across the board but DC leave a lot to be desired. The best comic book producer next to Marvel has to be Image comics at the moment.
I just…she looks like she stepped out of a BDSM movie. Given the fact that they refuse to make a Wonder Woman movie because they feel people wouldn’t get it? You had a fricking TV show for gods sake so why the hell can’t you make a movie?! Worst excuse ever by the way, they’ve now seemingly reduced her to a side character and turned her into an object for fan boys to drool over. Not cool DC :/

"I don’t read anything from DC tbh but that’s cool lemme just comment on it anyway"
Right.
From what you listed, Marvel has six solo titles led by a woman now. I’m going to include X-Men which is an all-ladies team. So that makes seven.
As of now, DC has Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batwoman, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, World’s Finest. (not counting Birds of Prey and Pandora since those are slated to be canceled, and the BoP relaunch is still a rumor at this point). That makes six, which is one less than Marvel. One less. DC is also going to digitally release Sensation Comics which is led by WW, though I’m optimistic that it could go on to print seeing as that’s what happened to Smallville S11.
(I will definitely criticize, however, that DC has zero WoC leading any titles after Katana and Voodoo got the boot, and that Batgirl erased a disabled character.)
Seeing as you don’t read DC, how on earth would you know about the female characters in the supporting casts of the other books?
In Aquaman, we have Mera and Tula, the former who is the queen of Atlantis and had her very own arc that she handled while Aquaman had other things to settle. Aquaman and the Others have two WoC, one of whom is a canon queer lady. Batgirl has a bisexual trans WoC as a supporting character. Batman Beyond Universe introduced a black female Flash Danica Williams, alongside Big Barda and Aquagirl. Grayson has a recently racebent Helena Bertinelli. Earth-2 has a brown woman as Aquawoman, Queen of Atlantis, and an Afro-Latina as Hawkgirl. Batman Eternal has Bluebird, Spoiler and Catwoman. The Lantern books still have Yrra Cynril, Carol Ferris, and Soranik Natu having prominent roles in current arcs. The Flash has Iris West (fun fact, she’s racebent in the upcoming Flash tv series). Justice League United has Supergirl, Stargirl, the new Cree heroine Equinox, and racebent Alanna Strange. Zatanna is leader of Justice League Dark. Did you consider them?
So. Let’s go back to WW’s outfit.
"Superman gets an updated version of his original costume but wonder woman gets some sexualised leather get up"
Like…the most prominent change of Superman’s “updated” look is the removal of the red underwear. The most prominent change for Wondy is probably no star-spangled bottom. Wonder Woman has had this look since the Bronze Age, and in Lynda Carter’s days as well. This Wondy’s get up appears to have tie ins to ancient Greek soldiers’ uniforms.




Know what was one of the materials Greek soldiers used? Leather. Amazing.
True, I would’ve definitely given her straps to hold up the bustier and ditched the wedge boots. Those details aside, she doesn’t look too far off from her Greek influence.
If you want to talk about sexualized, I would pick how Wondy is posed here over Black Widow any day. Which is even more glaring when you have her with the other dudes. Here’s something: You can be fully-covered and still be sexualized.
And since we’re on the topic of Black Widow…
Given the fact that Marvel Studios refuse to do something about a Black Widow movie that is still in development hell (if ever confirmed) and because they want to ~do their own thing and carry out the vision they have~ that apparently includes two other white dudes and sequels to other dude movies? You had fricking three other movies (soon to be four with AoU) with her for gods sake so why the hell can’t you make a solo movie?! Worst excuse ever by the way, they’ve now seemingly contented to have her as a ~supporting character~. And if not Black Widow, how about other heroines? There are many people who know jack shit about Ant-Man and Stephen Strange and yet you’re keen on their movies. Not cool Marvel.
^ Those words sound familiar?

Saying that the costume is sexualised only speaks volumes about the person saying it. Why is it sexualised? Because it’s leather? One of the oldest materials used by warriors to fashion armours? Because it shows off her thighs and shoulders? Shit, I bet sex shops get tonnes of customers asking for those sexy thigh and shoulder DVDs.Or is it because you have a problem with women looking tough and empowered? What’s so bad about leather anyway? Let’s forget that “skimpy” leather costumes are totally accurate for amazons as they were depicted, let’s just focus on the design aspect.Should it have been spandex? Cotton? Latex? Flannel? Hemp?OR should it be a well known, tough, protective and versatile material like leather? And how is this skimpier than Wonder Woman’s costume has basically always been? This argument is full of holes. It’s nit-picking for the sake of it, hiding behind the shield of faux-feminism.You want feminism? Try embracing the tough, interesting, strong willed and independent character that paved the way for all super-heroines to follow, instead of picking idiotic faults and comparing it to the work of a company who still haven’t announced a female fronted movie, just because they’ve done pretty well with one costumed heroine so far in her supporting role.

fanbingblink:

hollyedolly:

fitzylovesjemma:

hollyedolly:

gingerrogerss:

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

:/ so Superman gets an updated version of his original costume but wonder woman gets some sexualised leather get up?! OK can Superman Vs Batman get any lamer? Maybe I’m on my own here but I really don’t like this outfit at all.

DC really need to step it up if they are gonna compete with Marvel Cinematic tbh.

I have to agree. The model(actress?) looks amazing but DC need to step up their game. I mean I’m pretty sure Marvel is currently top dog in the movie department. I’m not sure about the comics because I don’t follow them.

But seriously DC… You can not overly sexualize a woman and still have fans… Look at black widow, Maria hill, Melinda may.

They don’t run around in skimpy little things.

I don’t read anything from DC tbh I looked but there aren’t many female lead titles in there that I could see. Marvel have Black Widow, Elektra, Storm, Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel and She-Hulk this year alone not to mention a plethora of strong and interesting female characters in other books.

They really take their female audience seriously and are trying to tackle the issue of representation across the board but DC leave a lot to be desired. The best comic book producer next to Marvel has to be Image comics at the moment.

I just…she looks like she stepped out of a BDSM movie. Given the fact that they refuse to make a Wonder Woman movie because they feel people wouldn’t get it? You had a fricking TV show for gods sake so why the hell can’t you make a movie?! Worst excuse ever by the way, they’ve now seemingly reduced her to a side character and turned her into an object for fan boys to drool over. Not cool DC :/

"I don’t read anything from DC tbh but that’s cool lemme just comment on it anyway"

Right.

From what you listed, Marvel has six solo titles led by a woman now. I’m going to include X-Men which is an all-ladies team. So that makes seven.

As of now, DC has Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batwoman, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, World’s Finest. (not counting Birds of Prey and Pandora since those are slated to be canceled, and the BoP relaunch is still a rumor at this point). That makes six, which is one less than Marvel. One less. DC is also going to digitally release Sensation Comics which is led by WW, though I’m optimistic that it could go on to print seeing as that’s what happened to Smallville S11.

(I will definitely criticize, however, that DC has zero WoC leading any titles after Katana and Voodoo got the boot, and that Batgirl erased a disabled character.)

Seeing as you don’t read DC, how on earth would you know about the female characters in the supporting casts of the other books?

In Aquaman, we have Mera and Tula, the former who is the queen of Atlantis and had her very own arc that she handled while Aquaman had other things to settle. Aquaman and the Others have two WoC, one of whom is a canon queer lady. Batgirl has a bisexual trans WoC as a supporting character. Batman Beyond Universe introduced a black female Flash Danica Williams, alongside Big Barda and Aquagirl. Grayson has a recently racebent Helena Bertinelli. Earth-2 has a brown woman as Aquawoman, Queen of Atlantis, and an Afro-Latina as Hawkgirl. Batman Eternal has Bluebird, Spoiler and Catwoman. The Lantern books still have Yrra Cynril, Carol Ferris, and Soranik Natu having prominent roles in current arcs. The Flash has Iris West (fun fact, she’s racebent in the upcoming Flash tv series)Justice League United has Supergirl, Stargirl, the new Cree heroine Equinox, and racebent Alanna Strange. Zatanna is leader of Justice League Dark. Did you consider them?

So. Let’s go back to WW’s outfit.

"Superman gets an updated version of his original costume but wonder woman gets some sexualised leather get up"

Like…the most prominent change of Superman’s “updated” look is the removal of the red underwear. The most prominent change for Wondy is probably no star-spangled bottom. Wonder Woman has had this look since the Bronze Age, and in Lynda Carter’s days as well. This Wondy’s get up appears to have tie ins to ancient Greek soldiers’ uniforms.

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Know what was one of the materials Greek soldiers used? Leather. Amazing.

True, I would’ve definitely given her straps to hold up the bustier and ditched the wedge boots. Those details aside, she doesn’t look too far off from her Greek influence.

If you want to talk about sexualized, I would pick how Wondy is posed here over Black Widow any day. Which is even more glaring when you have her with the other dudes. Here’s something: You can be fully-covered and still be sexualized.

And since we’re on the topic of Black Widow…

Given the fact that Marvel Studios refuse to do something about a Black Widow movie that is still in development hell (if ever confirmed) and because they want to ~do their own thing and carry out the vision they have~ that apparently includes two other white dudes and sequels to other dude movies? You had fricking three other movies (soon to be four with AoU) with her for gods sake so why the hell can’t you make a solo movie?! Worst excuse ever by the way, they’ve now seemingly contented to have her as a ~supporting character~. And if not Black Widow, how about other heroines? There are many people who know jack shit about Ant-Man and Stephen Strange and yet you’re keen on their movies. Not cool Marvel.

^ Those words sound familiar?

Saying that the costume is sexualised only speaks volumes about the person saying it.

Why is it sexualised? Because it’s leather? One of the oldest materials used by warriors to fashion armours? Because it shows off her thighs and shoulders? Shit, I bet sex shops get tonnes of customers asking for those sexy thigh and shoulder DVDs.
Or is it because you have a problem with women looking tough and empowered?
What’s so bad about leather anyway? Let’s forget that “skimpy” leather costumes are totally accurate for amazons as they were depicted, let’s just focus on the design aspect.

Should it have been spandex? Cotton? Latex? Flannel? Hemp?
OR should it be a well known, tough, protective and versatile material like leather?

And how is this skimpier than Wonder Woman’s costume has basically always been?

This argument is full of holes. It’s nit-picking for the sake of it, hiding behind the shield of faux-feminism.

You want feminism? Try embracing the tough, interesting, strong willed and independent character that paved the way for all super-heroines to follow, instead of picking idiotic faults and comparing it to the work of a company who still haven’t announced a female fronted movie, just because they’ve done pretty well with one costumed heroine so far in her supporting role.

(via itsmechino)

damilyn:

"Zack Snyder can’t write women!"

*aggressively throws the entire man of steel movie at tumblr*

Good job he’s a director then.

(via itsmechino)

warnerbrothersforever:

Snake Eyes! 88 Teeth! Hammer Head! Pussycat Puss! Bat Man! Double Header! P-P-Picklepuss! Pumpkin Head! Neon Noodle! Jukebox Jaw!!!

(via warnerbrothersforever)

blackbatpurplecat:

After the official Batman vs. Superman teaser was revealed at SDCC, first footage of the film has leaked on the internet.

Gotta admit, it looks very promising!

(via superman-sanctuary)

By creating quality comics of powerful female superheroes, the comic book world is opening up to a new audience of women and girls as well as giving already hooked fans more of the powerful women they’ve come to know and love.

DC Comics, another major player in comics, has also joined the trend of bringing female characters to the forefront. It has “Wonder Woman” flying solo in a self-titled series, as well as “Supergirl” and even Batman characters like “Batgirl”, “Catwoman” and “Harley Quinn”.

—   

The above (from the Huffington Post) is a sign of why good PR is important, and why DC really, really needs to step up on the issue of diversity in superhero comics.

In a story using the new Thor as a hook, DC merits a “has also joined the trend of bringing female characters to the forefront,” instead of the more accurate “DC led the trend, with seven ongoing titles out of its 2011 relaunch featuring female solo leads at a time when Marvel only had two ongoing female solo leads,” with DC’s number not dropping below seven since then while Marvel managed to reach a point later that year where it has zero ongoing series featuring female leads

The HuffPo piece (and this Daily Beast piece from the weekend) point out not just how well the Marvel Hype Machine works these days in framing the narrative but almost more importantly just how badly DC does the same thing (It also points out how eagerly journalists for major news outlets eat up talking points instead of going out and researching things sometimes, but that’s neither here nor there).

In all of the news about the replacement Captain America, it’s surprising that no one — myself included — brought up that DC has had a black Superman for the last few months in Earth-2 (or longer, if you want to look at Grant Morrison’s continued use of the Superman from Earth-23). With all the push about diversity in Marvel, no one pointed out that the publisher doesn’t have a solo gay lead, whereas DC’s been putting Batwoman out there for the last three years (Not to mention Green Lantern in Earth-2 or Constantine, who’s bi, I think? He was in Hellblazer, but who can tell in the New 52?).

These are all alternate talking points that DC could (should?) be pushing out there in order to point out that, really, it’s not got a “crisis” or playing catch-up; it’s been there for some time, but not making the same kind of look at us look at us we have friends who aren’t white straight males noises as Marvel whenever it makes these decisions. But, instead, they just sit back and… I don’t know. Hope that someone notices?

(All of which shouldn’t be taken as a “Marvel, you are terrible,” or whatever — it’s not, and its PR machine is very good at what it does — but as a “DC, at this point, you’re practically causing your own bad press.”)

Ramble, ramble…

(via hardtravelingheroes)

I think the poster should do that PR job themselves. If not I will. Shit, I’ve been basically doing thar unofficially for years anyway.

(Source: graemem, via blackwidowsredledger)

"This house is the home of my demons"

What a surreal and enlightening night I have had.

I can not begin the describe the weirdness and significance of tonight without writing my autobiography.

howtobeterrell:

titspirationall:

lynnpls:


Where’d the name Iggy Azalea come from?
Iggy is the name of my old dog. I had a name plate necklace that I used to wear which read “Iggy.” People I’d meet assumed it was my name and started calling me that. Azalea is the street I grew up on – I’m from Azalea Street. My family still lives there to this day. (x)


#LITERAL#SALTINE#CRACKER


AM CRYING







SO FANCY.

Basic

howtobeterrell:

titspirationall:

lynnpls:

Where’d the name Iggy Azalea come from?

Iggy is the name of my old dog. I had a name plate necklace that I used to wear which read “Iggy.” People I’d meet assumed it was my name and started calling me that. Azalea is the street I grew up on – I’m from Azalea Street. My family still lives there to this day. (x)

SO FANCY.

Basic

(Source: faineemae, via scienceandorfiction)

People have been saying that Gal looks too skinny as Wonder Woman and some say she looks too masculine.

!?!?!?

Just fucking…

!?!?!?

Have these people ever seen Wonder Woman!? Lynda Carter was hardly chubby. Jim Lee and literally countless artists draw her as athletically built as opposed to brawny and busty, because why would a society of women care how busty you are? If you have a superpowered body with a superpowered metabolism, why would you be big and bulky? Athletic, sure, that makes sense. Bruce Lee is the perfect example of a finely tuned physique… was he big? No. Could he kick your ass? Yes.

It makes sense with Batman, because his size is part of the intimidation factor. And Superman is like a plant that got too much of the good stuff and grew a lot, it just makes sense. But why would Wonder Woman need to be big and busty?

And masculine!? You’d have to be blind, stupid or dead to think that Gal looks masculine. She looks tough as nails and fucking gorgeous all at once.

Naysayers will say any shit. Any shit at all.

But seriously though…

!?!?!?

fuckyeahgeneralzod:

cptainsteverogers:

I love the Wonder Woman costume so much!!! Gal looks every bit an Amazon Warrior Princess I am freaking out a;dshkajshasalkfh

Me too me too