So I can either bake these cookies at 400 degrees for 10 minutes or 4,000 degrees for 1 minute.
nick nO THAT’S NOT HOW YOU BAKE COOKIES FRIEND
HOW ABOUT 4,000,000 DEGREES FOR 1 SECOND
NICK YOU ARE GOING TO BURN YOUR HOUSE DOWN
Okay, so this is a thing I have explained before, and I now need to explain again, and I am doing it publicly because I feel that maybe I have not explained it clearly enough here on Tumblr. This is not meant to single any one person out. But:
I have clinical OCD. One of the ways it manifests is that people cannot give me permission not to answer things. The only one who can declare comment amnesty is me. Otherwise, the unanswered asks and comments will literally gnaw at me. They will haunt me. They will render me physically unable to sleep at night. I will start having panic attacks because of the unanswered email and messages with “please don’t answer this” worked into the text, because everything I am says “answer it,” and everything I am says “don’t break the rules, don’t go against what people ask.”
Do you see the problem?
When I said “please do not message me about the death of my cat,” I meant “please do not message me about the death of my cat,” not “please do not message me unless you also give me permission not to answer.” I still have to answer. I cannot help it.
I am so, so grateful that other people are sorry for my loss. It doesn’t make the pain stop, but pain shared is pain lessened. At the same time, having people go directly and explicitly counter to what I have asked makes things worse, because now I am heartbroken and dehydrated and not being listened to.
I am not trying to be harsh, even though I understand that I may sound that way. But please, do not message me about Lilly’s death. Please, do not give me permission not to answer you. Only I can give myself that permission.
Please, be gentle with me right now.
So hey, using this ask and response as an example (not to single out either of the primary participants), this is just a general reminder:
When someone asks you to not do a thing, and you do the thing anyway, you are being disrespectful.
When someone asks you to not do a thing, and you do the thing anyway, even with the best intentions, you are being disrespectful.
When someone says “Please don’t message me about this topic” and you message them about that topic in spite of their request, you are being disrespectful.
Your desire to do the thing does not trump their desire to not have the thing done unto them, regardless of who or how or why the thing is being done.
This goes for talking to people who have clearly stated their desire to be left alone; reblogging posts which have “do not reblog” in the body or the tags, demanding that random bloggers who belong to marginalized groups educate your non-marginalized-along-that-axis ass about their marginalization after they’ve posted about how they want people not to do this, harassing people online or off, and a host of other topics. If someone has clearly stated their preference for the level of interaction they prefer and/or are capable of dealing with and you ignore that preference, you are being disrespectful and you need to stop.
Janet van Dyne, a founding member of the Avengers and the person who gave it its name, appears to have been erased from the MCU. Not in the roster when Avengers came out back in 2012, Jan was set for another opportunity to be a part of the team when Marvel announced Ant-Man. Unfortunately, from the announcements yesterday, Jan van Dyne was not even mentioned but someone else was: Hope van Dyne, later corrected to “Hope Pym”, Hank Pym’s daughter.
At best, Jan will either be a mention or a cameo or an easter egg. She will not be a part of the team she founded, she will not be a superhero. She’s either been swapped out for Hope Pym, who might take up the mantle because Marvel Studios thinks women are interchangeable, or she will be an easter egg at most.
Janet van Dyne, the heart and soul of the original Avengers and of every Avengers team she’s been on throughout the years, has been erased from the MCU.
If that seems like a fucking shitty thing for Marvel to do to you, we’re tweeting out in the #JanetVanCrime hashtag. you can join us and stand up to yet another fucking erasure of a female character. Keep an eye on the #janetvancrime tag on tumblr for panels, livestreams, and links. Please don’t stay silent about this.
for every credit I want to give Marvel, they turn around and do this crap
as bad as making Victoria Hand a ‘woman in a refrigerator’ since while I never liked how she viewed Coulson or the team, I feel like she was created to be a plot point to a male’s story (hence the women in refrigerators reference)
what the hell, Marvel?
Okay I just want to defend Marvel for a moment. 20th Century Fox owns the X-Men, just like they own the rights to the Fantastic Four, which is why they’re making a reboot like Sony did for Spiderman or they’d lose the rights and those would go right back to Marvel central so they could be included in the franchise.
That being said, whenever Marvel makes a reference to ‘mutants’ they have to acknowledge and pay tribute to the X-Men franchise, currently owned by 20th Century Fox. That’s why in AoS they call potential superpowered people ‘gifted individuals’ when they clearly just have mutant powers.
Another note, in the movie release date thing that’s been spreading around tumblr, they show the title card for “The Inhumans” in 2019, which is essentially Marvel’s reboot of mutants so they can start using that to explain superpowers again.
Jan was originally a mutant with the power to change size, Marvel cant acknowledge the existence of mutants without paying for it. Jan isnt going to be an Avenger.
It’s simple when you think about it.
a) two mutants, wanda and pietro, are starring in the upcoming film, avengers: age of ultron. they are mutants. they are being called miracles.
b) janet van dyne is not a mutant in the 616, earth prime, first comics universe. she is a mutant in ultimates.
c) what are you even talking about
d) are you saying they can’t do size changing heroes because that is LITERALLY WHAT ANT-MAN IS
You also have to remember that in order to have Jan, you have to have Hank. And he’s not a very nice person, what with him beating his wife and all.
Most of the MCU has been more based on Ultimates, in terms of how they got their powers, even if they then went for more 616 personalities. In Ultimates, Hank Pym developed his “Pym particles” by studying Janet’s mutation. He got them from her.
We may not be able to have mutants in the MCU, but the presence of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch shows that the studio is willing to work around that. Make her part alien. Give her a lab accident. Make her a fucking genius scientist like she was in Ultimates, and have her develop her own goddamn superserum. Saying Janet requires Hank is like saying Tony requires Steve. It’s nice to have them. There is no requirement.
Janet Van Dyne was a founding Avenger. She named the team. She is a prominent, important female superheroine with actual super powers, who could have been played by an Asian actress (again, Ultimates), giving us a woman of color in a position of FUCKING AWESOME. Saying “oh, we can’t have her without Hank, and we can’t change his character to have him not be a wife-beater, so we can’t have her” is not just uncool, it’s wrong.
And on top of all that, we almost did have Jan without Pym.
She’s right there, on the team, with no Ant-Man/Giant-Man/whatever in sight. It’s possible. At least some members of the creative team were willing to go there at one point. None of these justifications are true or correct, and the decision to fridge a founding member of the Avengers, the only woman, a potential woman of color (per Ultimates), is not something anyone should be defending.
Young Avengers #14 | 12:00am
In case you thought Eggplant Literary Productions couldn’t get any worse: Bogi Takács, one of the writers for the Spellbound anthology, has posted that Eggplant is shutting down and that e has yet to be paid.
In relevant part:
By the time I came back – ie. nowish – I was greeted by the news that Eggplant Literary was closing. I still haven’t been informed by the publisher about this. I have no idea what’s going to happen with the anthology, whether backers will be refunded, anything. They seem to have emailed at least some of their writers, but they certainly haven’t emailed me.
The person in charge of my (former) company finances tells me Eggplant never paid me, despite the signed contract stating Eggplant would pay upon the receipt of contract. They did state that they had received my contract. There is a small possibility that maybe the transfer was misplaced (we got quite a few transfers from unexpectedly named Paypal accounts over the years), so I just emailed Eggplant to ask what happened.
The issue of delayed payment is extremely problematic in my case, since I’d explicitly told Raechel Henderson on May 29 that I would not be able to receive any payment after my arrival in the US (July 13), because it would be against my student visa terms. She’d assured me on Jun 03 that I would receive my payment well in advance.
I emailed her just now that since Eggplant seems to be in breach of contract with me, I request them to return my rights I signed away or I will be forced to take further action, unless they can prove that they really did pay me.
(reposted here with Bogi’s permission)
So not only did Eggplant a) mislead backers; b) ignore PoC when we pointed out issues with their Eurocentric guidelines; and c) refuse to refund backers (like Arachne Jericho and myself), they didn’t pay their writers.
This isn’t just unprofessional, this is outright scummy. I am beyond disgusted.
Signal boost this. Let Eggplant know that this is unacceptable.
Jericho was founded around 9600 BCE and developed into a large settlement with a population of two thousand by about 7000 BCE. During the Neolithic period, the people of Jericho had a mortuary practice of burying loved ones under their houses. Sometimes these bodies were complete and sometimes the head was removed and only the skull was buried.
Before the head was buried, the skull was defleshed and the mandible was removed, then facial features were reconstructed with plaster. So that the plaster crania retained the identity of the family member, individual facial characteristics were painted on with red and black paint. In many cases the eye orbits were inlaid with shells and the crania were decorated with hair and mustaches.
Kathleen Kenyon discovered seven plaster crania, that date to between 7000 and 6000 BCE, during excavations in 1953 at a site now in Palestine. The crania became known as the skulls of Jericho. “Skull” is a misnomer because the mandible is missing. Currently, one of the decorated crania is displayed at the British Museum.
The plaster on the crania at the British Museum covers the base and upper jaw and ends at the eye orbits and bones of the temple (temporal and sphenoid bones). The lips and remaining ear are reconstructed with plaster and the eye orbits are inlaid with shells. There is a circular piece of bone missing from the back of the skull.
Since plaster covers the bones of the skull that physical anthropologists use to learn about who the person was (i.e. sex, age, and ancestry), researchers at the British Museum decided to examine the cranium using x-rays and CT scans.
The CT scans showed that the skull belonged to an adult who was likely male. When researchers looked at the bones of the upper jaw, they found broken and missing teeth, tooth decay, and evidence of abscesses. They also discovered evidence of artificial cranial deformation. Researchers observed a “slight dip in the surface running over the top of the head from ear to ear which suggested that something like this had been carried out (Fletcher 2014).”
The CT scans also revealed the techniques the people of Neolithic Jericho used to prepare this skull. A round piece of bone was cut out of the back of the cranium and soil was placed inside to support the weight of the plaster on the surface of the bones. A ball of fine clay was used to seal the hole and the round piece of bone may have been put back on the cranium after it was filled, but has since been lost.
Though most of the plaster skulls unearthed have been male, archaeologists have also found ancient reconstructed crania belonging to women and children. This mortuary practice has been linked to ancestor worship and may have been a way to establish land rights.
Spotted via @DrKillgrove on Twitter.
Image Credit for Top and Bottom Photo: British Museum
I downloaded a skeleton mod and another mod fucked it up and it would only let him have hatsune miku hair and you couldn’t even go hairless
His crime is now canon
When no one was looking, Lex Luthor
took forty cakes. He took 40 cakes.
That’s as many as four tens.
And that’s terrible.
OH MY GOD THEY MADE IT CANON
Vintage Antonia Stark. Belongs to Mairi.
Another Black Widow practice; and I like how it came out! ♥
from Avengers #83
I think this has just become one of my new favorite panels.
okay friends listen, that terrible post about chocolate oranges is getting notes again (in july?? wtf y’all choco oranges are a winter food but i digress) and i want to make my pain YOUR GAIN by giving away a 6-pack of chocolate oranges!!!!
(wow……i still love you so…