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Marvel Knights into Dreams

When it comes to the franchise of “Ghost Rider” I absolutely refuse to blame Nicholas Cage.

Those movies are Sony’s fault and worse yet, the second one gives you so much hope because it’s so close to what a Ghost Rider movie could be and then it takes that hope and pisses on it… Pisses on it with like, urine, made of fire… because you know, Ghost Rider.

But seriously, that franchise suffers just as much as the Punisher or Moonknight. These comics are violent, Moonknight and Punisher especially so. So much so they came up with that whole “Marvel Knights” branch of comics just so you knew you were getting the equivalent of a rated “R” comic. Just so you know, the “R” stood for “Really-really-really” violent.

The last movie to depict the Punisher, “Punisher: Warzone” does the same thing. It has so much violence in it that some of the kills come off almost cartoonish in how absurd they are. I’m pretty sure in the beginning there is a scene where he takes out a Mafioso with a butter knife and starts spraying the room with bullets while hanging from a chandelier, all the while the lights flicker on and off like he’s the DJ in some sort of murder-rave. Oh, and the Irish Rastafarian who parkours his way into a missile and gets scattered across the alley below him was a nice touch.

This movie came as close as any movie could when it comes to the Punisher, because of how insane the violence is. Some comics won’t work as movies without “R” ratings and I think Ghost Rider is one of them, and he’s in good company with the Punisher, Moonknight, Daredevil, and Deadpool.

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lalondes:

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS.
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Scarleteen is invaluable.
And Scarleteen needs your help.
During their annual donation drive this year, the site was only able to raise $1,500. Only fifty people out of Scarleteen’s 350,000 unique monthly visitors contributed to the fundraising drive.
This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support. 
This is devastating.
If Scarleteen goes dark, millions of young people, vulnerable queer and trans teens among them, will lose access to essential, fundamental sexual health resources. We cannot let this happen.
Please, please, please donate to Scarleteen. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution if you feel that this is within your means. Even $5 or $10 a month will go a long way to helping this very, very deserving organization.
And whether or not you’re able to donate at this time, please signal boost this and spread the word. Scarleteen does incredible, very necessary work, and they need our help.

This place does amazing, important work, and they are well worth supporting.  Sex ed in this country is a sick joke, and sites like this are having to take up the slack, run on donations from people like us who actually want the next generation to have happy, fulfilling, safe lives full of as much or as little sex as they want.

naamahdarling:

lalondes:

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T SCROLL PAST THIS.

Scarleteen is a vital queer and trans positive sexual health resource. Their staff do an amazing job of creating really comprehensive and helpful articles on literally every sexual topic you can imagine. They also provide live chats, advice columns, moderated discussion forums, and SMS-based peer support. This site has helped me on countless occasions, and I refer at-risk queer and trans kids to this site every single day.

Scarleteen is invaluable.

And Scarleteen needs your help.

During their annual donation drive this year, the site was only able to raise $1,500. Only fifty people out of Scarleteen’s 350,000 unique monthly visitors contributed to the fundraising drive.

This means that unless Scarleteen sees a stable, sustained, 50% increase in donations, the site will essentially be forced to go dark on May 1. No more new content, no more advice columns, no more forums, no more live chat, no more SMS support. 

This is devastating.

If Scarleteen goes dark, millions of young people, vulnerable queer and trans teens among them, will lose access to essential, fundamental sexual health resources. We cannot let this happen.

Please, please, please donate to Scarleteen. Consider making a recurring monthly contribution if you feel that this is within your means. Even $5 or $10 a month will go a long way to helping this very, very deserving organization.

And whether or not you’re able to donate at this time, please signal boost this and spread the word. Scarleteen does incredible, very necessary work, and they need our help.

This place does amazing, important work, and they are well worth supporting.  Sex ed in this country is a sick joke, and sites like this are having to take up the slack, run on donations from people like us who actually want the next generation to have happy, fulfilling, safe lives full of as much or as little sex as they want.

“First let’s be clear about this.

“Unemployment” does not refer to people too lazy to work or to the losers who have failed to secure an available job.

What unemployment means is that there are no available jobs. It means that X number of people are being denied work. The unemployed are not those who refuse work, or who do not seek work, or even those with poor “job-seeking” skills. The unemployed are that percentage of the population whose right to earn a living is being denied to them. The 7 percent or so unemployment rate we have had in the years following the crisis year of the Great Recession refers to the percentage of the work-force for which no jobs exist to seek, to find or to fill.

This is why the better measure of unemployment is the ratio of job-seekers to job openings. That ratio has not sunk below 3 to 1 since the Great Recession. That means that if in a single miraculous instant, every mismatch of geography, skill-set and pay-scale were met and every job opening were filled at once, then two-thirds of our unemployed would remain unemployed. And at that point there would be no reason for any of them to send out résumés, brush up on their interview skills, or do any of that other victim-blaming make-work we expect them to do, unpaid, until such time as someone deigns to allow them to earn a living again.

I prefer that ratio as a measurement of unemployment because it proves — proves — that all of the moralizing lectures levied at the unemployed are cruel and absurd.”

Unemployment is ‘evil,’ the ‘opposite of just’ and ‘a real social disaster’

Everyone must read this.

(via brutereason)

This this this.

The way society treats unemployment is like bringing 10 hungry people together, putting out 2 apples and waiting to see what hapens. Then, after the two people fastests/strongest/closest to the apples have eaten, they turn on the other 8 and ask “Why haven’t you eaten?”, “Are you too lazy to eat?”, “Do you enjoy being hungry?”, “I’m sure you could have gotten that apple if you had tried harder”. Conveniently forgetting that there wasn’t enough food made available in the first place.

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"DC Bombshells" Series —
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"DC Bombshells" Series Part II —
By Ant Lucia
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huffpostcomedy:

St Patrick’s Day: You’re doing it wrong. 
Learn how to do it right! 

huffpostcomedy:

St Patrick’s Day: You’re doing it wrong. 

Learn how to do it right! 

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thisistheverge:

The internet is fucked Here’s a simple truth: the internet has radically changed the world. Over the course of the past 20 years, the idea of networking all the world’s computers has gone from a research science pipe dream to a necessary condition of economic and social development, from government and university labs to kitchen tables and city streets. We are all travelers now, desperate souls searching for a signal to connect us all. It is awesome. And we’re fucking everything up.

thisistheverge:

The internet is fucked
Here’s a simple truth: the internet has radically changed the world. Over the course of the past 20 years, the idea of networking all the world’s computers has gone from a research science pipe dream to a necessary condition of economic and social development, from government and university labs to kitchen tables and city streets. We are all travelers now, desperate souls searching for a signal to connect us all. It is awesome. And we’re fucking everything up.

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theatlantic:

The Incoherent Backlash to Black Actors Playing ‘White’ Superheroes

I felt the need to write something on this issue, I don’t even know if you can call it an issue but it’s getting a little ridiculous.
I could go on about how I personally disagree with the choice to cast a person of color in a role of a character who, hasn’t just been drawn as a white male since the 60’s as some would mention, but has been depicted the same way — since the character’s inception. Now it would be different if in any of the other iterations Johnny Storm was a person of color. If maybe Johnny and Sue weren’t biological siblings or very much the offspring of two white parents. Maybe their mom had a little fling and Mr. Storm chose to raise Johnny as his own. Who knows how many different scenarios you could write. I’m sure there’s a fan-fiction floating around on Tumblr that describes such a story.
This is not an issue of racism. I don’t agree with the casting, I’m a fan of the source material, and I am not a racist. I’m a little offended that someone would consider me a racist because I feel that a title character, a main character, should be as close to the source as possible.
I wonder if people would be called racist if Harry Potter was suddenly redone and the new films had cast a more diverse group of children. What if now Harry Potter was a child of color from the country of Chad, good ole Ron, no longer the gentle and aloof ginger was now a common brunette-haired boy from Spain and let us not forget the gorgeous Hermione Granger who is now a proud Sikh girl from India who, in the later movies, once she falls victim to puberty, is now not the force-fed ideal image of femininity as her Religion forbids shaving of any kind and she sports a beard almost as lovely as Hagrid’s?
Now how many people would be racist when none of these actors are on par with the standard with how the general fan-base imagined?
I might disagree with the casting choice, and I might think that the franchise of “Fantastic Four” has enough problems as is without the writers and director contributing but I’m not going to condemn the choice nor will I go as far as say I won’t see it. I’m not about to boycott the film because the studio went in the direction they did I’m sure they have their reasons. To be honest it’s refreshing, however refreshing it might be, refreshing doesn’t put people in the theaters seats when it comes time to unveil your superhero movie. Fans, first and foremost, will be the studio’s bread and butter and those fans must be placated and serviced to a certain extent before liberties are taken.
The franchise of Fantastic Four was in jeopardy before they concluded this gentleman was right for the role of Johnny Storm, it isn’t exactly Iron Man so I doubt Mr. Jordan will contribute to the movie tanking. The cruel truth is that Fantastic Four was probably doomed from the beginning and this is the effort the studio is making to keep it’s ship from sinking completely. To be fair, I respect any studio and director that’s going to go out of their way to start cutting through what’s considered “the norm” but the franchise has a long established source that you can’t just tinker with and expect it’s fans not to cry foul.
MIchael B. Jordan may very well be this movie’s saving grace. He’s a fantastic actor from what I’ve seen and read. I disagree with the studio’s decision to cast a person of color as Johnny Storm, but that doesn’t make me a racist. I’m a purist and worse even, someone who doesn’t do well with change, but I’m not full of hate because I think it’s a mistake to change the race of a long established character.

theatlantic:

The Incoherent Backlash to Black Actors Playing ‘White’ Superheroes

I felt the need to write something on this issue, I don’t even know if you can call it an issue but it’s getting a little ridiculous.

I could go on about how I personally disagree with the choice to cast a person of color in a role of a character who, hasn’t just been drawn as a white male since the 60’s as some would mention, but has been depicted the same way — since the character’s inception. Now it would be different if in any of the other iterations Johnny Storm was a person of color. If maybe Johnny and Sue weren’t biological siblings or very much the offspring of two white parents. Maybe their mom had a little fling and Mr. Storm chose to raise Johnny as his own. Who knows how many different scenarios you could write. I’m sure there’s a fan-fiction floating around on Tumblr that describes such a story.

This is not an issue of racism. I don’t agree with the casting, I’m a fan of the source material, and I am not a racist. I’m a little offended that someone would consider me a racist because I feel that a title character, a main character, should be as close to the source as possible.

I wonder if people would be called racist if Harry Potter was suddenly redone and the new films had cast a more diverse group of children. What if now Harry Potter was a child of color from the country of Chad, good ole Ron, no longer the gentle and aloof ginger was now a common brunette-haired boy from Spain and let us not forget the gorgeous Hermione Granger who is now a proud Sikh girl from India who, in the later movies, once she falls victim to puberty, is now not the force-fed ideal image of femininity as her Religion forbids shaving of any kind and she sports a beard almost as lovely as Hagrid’s?

Now how many people would be racist when none of these actors are on par with the standard with how the general fan-base imagined?

I might disagree with the casting choice, and I might think that the franchise of “Fantastic Four” has enough problems as is without the writers and director contributing but I’m not going to condemn the choice nor will I go as far as say I won’t see it. I’m not about to boycott the film because the studio went in the direction they did I’m sure they have their reasons. To be honest it’s refreshing, however refreshing it might be, refreshing doesn’t put people in the theaters seats when it comes time to unveil your superhero movie. Fans, first and foremost, will be the studio’s bread and butter and those fans must be placated and serviced to a certain extent before liberties are taken.

The franchise of Fantastic Four was in jeopardy before they concluded this gentleman was right for the role of Johnny Storm, it isn’t exactly Iron Man so I doubt Mr. Jordan will contribute to the movie tanking. The cruel truth is that Fantastic Four was probably doomed from the beginning and this is the effort the studio is making to keep it’s ship from sinking completely. To be fair, I respect any studio and director that’s going to go out of their way to start cutting through what’s considered “the norm” but the franchise has a long established source that you can’t just tinker with and expect it’s fans not to cry foul.

MIchael B. Jordan may very well be this movie’s saving grace. He’s a fantastic actor from what I’ve seen and read. I disagree with the studio’s decision to cast a person of color as Johnny Storm, but that doesn’t make me a racist. I’m a purist and worse even, someone who doesn’t do well with change, but I’m not full of hate because I think it’s a mistake to change the race of a long established character.

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doctorwho:

browsethestacks:

ed-pool:

What if Doctor Who was an American show?

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