Dave's Distractions, Dictums, and Dalliances
nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

Johnny Marr - Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
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johnnymarrvellous:

Johnny Marr covering Bob Dylan’s 'Don't think twice, it's alright'. Beautiful.

Holy Mother!

valeriedorazio:

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I wrote a version of this on my Facebook, but I’m going to say it here too—

There is a lot of press about how women are negatively treated in Comics; both in the industry and the fandom. That press is justified. People need to know things.

But there’s also a lot of really good things going…

kellysue:

hipnerd:

Anya and Stella take Wondercon!

There is that surreal moment when Kelly Sue Deconnick recognizes your daughter from Tumblr and calls her and her sister to the front of the line to take a photo — but I’m ahead of myself.

We decided to take the girls to Wondercon for spring break this year. We haven’t gone since it left San Francisco, but as the girls’ fandom has grown we thought they would enjoy a “real” con.

As they walked the floor, they got a lot of nice complements on their costumes. Carol Corps members in particular sought out Stella and got their pictures taken with her, proving once again that they are the best fans in fandom.

We were in line to get some of our Captain Marvel / Pretty Deadly books signed when Kelly Sue spotted Stella and recognized her from her photos on the Internet. Stella ran over and gave her a high five. Kelly Sue gave both the girls Carol Corps dog tags and came around the table to take a photo with them.

In all she was every bit as cool and nice in person as she had appeared to be in print and on the Internet. The girls were super happy and I was so glad that I was able to share with them some of the best of what the comic book community has to offer. 

Thanks to everyone who politely asked to take my girls’ photos and also to those who stopped to allow the girls to take their photo.

They had a wonderful time, and as a result, so did I.

You done good, Mom and Dad!  They’re awesome girls and I am SO GLAD they had a positive introduction to the comics community. 

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the-orb-weaver:

liquorinthefront:

PINK APPRECIATION POST.

These are a few of my favorite pictures of her. #dreamgirl

Okay - just from a semiotics/art appreciation standpoint - 

Do you notice that in her images where she is topless, she is not sexualized in the way that scantily clad women often are in photography? She looks aggressive, or like she’s just standing around doing whatever. She does NOT look submissive or “come hither”. The expression in one of these is a “fuck you” expression and sometimes the expression is playful - but aggressively so.

She is posed the way that half-naked men are posed. NOT half-naked women.

So anyway, all I wanted to do was be in bands. That’s all I wanted to do. I was so bummed out because rock bands do not want girls in their band at all. There were just no girls in the band in Dayton, Ohio. Even Pollard from Guided By Voices would say ‘no bleeders.’ And he’s acting like he’s joking but everyone knows he’s not joking. ‘No bleeders in the band.’ So I always just wanted to be in bands and no one around here would play.

- Kim Deal (The Pixies/The Breeders) recalls her early days playing music (via stereogum)

If anyone makes a joke like that my presence, I will leave, but not without leaving the string of expletives in my wake, possibly punctuated by my fists.

dannyqhantom:

Lettuce Bacon Green beans Tomato Ally sandwich 

adrianzaslona:

Kitten in a sunbeam

<3

adrianzaslona:

Kitten in a sunbeam

<3

thebirdandthebat:

I have a theory on why a small segment of men who read comics send rape threats to women who write about comics. To put it simply, they think we’re destroying their masturbatory fantasies (literal or otherwise).

You may laugh but it’s quite possibly the source of all the hatemongering. They’re…

wonderali:

I haven’t read comics in about two months now. Aside from a few general pieces here and there, I haven’t written about comics in about a year. There are some things about the comics community that are pretty ugly. And those things are getting in the way of my enjoyment of comics. What’s…

Ali is spot on, as usual.