Asked by Anonymous
Honestly, I haven’t seen this movie and I can’t speak to most things X-Men related that aren’t logged in my vague memories of the “X-Men: Evolution” cartoon. My recent posts have mostly been about hardcore Marvel stans throwing stones while adamantly refusing to admit they’re living in a glass house, because the problems they’re ascribing to DC alone are actually problem endemic to the comics industry and subculture as a whole.
The fact is that the underrepresentation of women and people of color is a problem in all mainstream superhero-related media, and the reason it’s so glaring in DC and Marvel is because they’re the most well-known creators of that media.
The issue is that DC saw the mile-long journey to being a progressive, representative franchise, took a few steps, and then stopped. Then Marvel took the same number of steps and also stopped. Now, Marvel’s cheerleaders are shouting “on your left, DC, you’re falling behind” like both of them aren’t at a near-complete standstill just outside the starting gate.
Like, I’m not here to shit-talk Marvel’s media, with the exception of Iron Man 2 and 3, but the fact that I want to shit-talk them has nothing to do with the fact that they’re Marvel. I’ve really enjoyed almost every Marvel movie I’ve seen. It’s true that I prefer DC because it’s what I was raised on, but I feel like whenever I post something that’s critical of Marvel-specific manifestations of industry-wide problems, I get a bunch of messages that are this weird Marvel vs. DC franchise wars stuff. I’m not saying this is you, but I want to make sure everybody knows that this is neither what I’m trying to do, nor is it welcome.
Like, they’re both in glass houses here, and neither of them really deserves to win this rock fight.
sorry. from the tone of your voice it felt like you were shaming people for it. i understand the no tag thing though.
It’s mostly that I know I have an unfortunate quirk when it comes to pop culture where I have a hard time enjoying something if I’m under intense pressure to like it. Like, as soon as I get the feeling that if I dislike it, I’ll have to keep it to myself or else get yelled at, I’d just rather not see it.
And since I actually really want to see this movie and enjoy it, I’m blacklisting everything to do with it because if I see too many people talking about how great it is and how everyone has to go see it right now, I’m going to spend the entire movie feeling like people are watching me to make sure I like it, and it’s going to be hard for me to enjoy it
So like, I wouldn’t be bothered by the enthusiasm-turned-up-to-11 if I had seen the movie, but it’s only been three days since it came out and almost nobody is ready to participate yet, so I’m really hoping people will at least tag it for those of us who still want to see and enjoy it without having already heard every plot point and fandom joke
god forbid somebody likes something and wants to post it
Oh, I’m fine with people posting things they like! I’m more talking about people posting gifs from the end and other incredibly spoilery stuff, and figuring they don’t have to tag it because “everybody’s already seen it” even though it’s only been like three days and I can’t afford to see it yet
Like I actually want to be excited for this movie and I’m trying to go into it fresh, but I’ve already been majorly spoiled because people are reblogging gifsets of stuff from the very end of the movie without any text or tagging underneath, so my filter doesn’t catch it. That’s what I mean by “salting the earth behind them so no one can ever cultivate enthusiasm for that thing again,” like, the movie came out three days ago and I already feel like I’m not going to be surprised by anything because of the overwhelming untagged spoilers I’ve seen.
I’m sure, when I finally manage to see this movie, I’m going to post stuff from it too, but I don’t want to feel like I’ve already seen it a million times and be sick of it when that happens, so I’m hoping people will tag their posts so I can actually enjoy this movie I’m excited for.
that part confused me so much??????????
If I remember right, it was immediately after Ron got all huffy about Ginny’s imminent sexuality and Hermione was all “I don’t think Ginny would be this mad if she saw the two of us making out” and then there was a panicked look on her face and then when we saw the three of them leaving the three broomsticks, she had very visibly had a lot to drink.
they are doing that tho. the ultimate spider-man is now black and hispanic. has been for 2-3 years now.
I’m sayin! It’s just as important for comic companies to learn from their successes as it is from their mistakes. They hit the nail right on the head with Miles Morales, and I’m hoping that they’ve learned from this and are planning to take this opportunity to not only showcase Sam Wilson, who really deserves to be showcased, but to launch some new heroes that can become as beloved as Miles!
when you run a personal blog and mention your personal life a lot, you don’t need to be sassy if someone is invested in it, silly head. you have the right to not answer, though!
I like being sassy though! Also I thought that the phrases “ex-girlfriend” and “high school” would be clear enough indications that I was talking about a different person
I just really want to know who the prince of Santa’s elves is.
The guy with the buzz cut and he smiles a lot and he’s a white dude who I feel like wears a red hoodie sometimes? He’s either the main character or the fandom likes to pretend he’s the main character?
uh who the hell is the prince of santas elves???? what am i missing here?
i didn’t understand anything you said. santa’s elf?????
He’s like, my age but he looks a lot younger and he wears a red hoodie and I’m pretty sure he gets possessed by like a gray thing that makes him angrily yell at the camera while another version of him cowers in the corner. He kind of reminds me of a tiny baby dog also. There’s lots of gifs of him.