arin-sur ASKED: I don't think you're a misandrist, but I do think that that ask was worded in a passive aggressive tone, and you answered in a passive aggressive tone. As a female egalitarian, it made me uncomfortable to see how the term 'cis hetero white male' is often used in the same way you would describe something irritating or disgusting. Your ask wasn't inherently negative, but with the answer you gave and this website's reputation, it comes off as negative, as a whole.

gailsimone:

There is nothing passive about my aggression.

Posted 4 months ago178 notesVIAFiled Under: #gail simone #is my hero #the original ask for the record was #'i'm a cishet white dude comics doesn't need me :c'
Anonymous ASKED: Hey Gail, OSC is right. One day soon America is going to wake up and that will be very bad news for followers of the perversion you love so much. You might regret your part in spreading the corruption.

gailsimone:

Black Canary says go fuck yourself.

Posted 5 months ago709 notesVIAFiled Under: #homophobia #gail simone #is a perfect human being #role models

Super Serious Question 

gailsimone:

Do you think too many strong male characters are being created at the expense of characters who have beards and like power tools?

Posted 5 months ago160 notesVIAFiled Under: #gail simone #~MISANDRY~

When you need to stop an asteroid, you get Superman. When you need to solve a mystery, you call Batman. But when you need to end a war, you get Wonder Woman.

 - Gail Simone, as quoted here (via billyskaplans)
Posted 8 months ago3,666 notesVIA/SOURCEFiled Under: #Wonder Woman #DC #Gail Simone #comics

And for those publishers wondering about their own female creative line up, isn’t it embarrassing that just one title will have more female writers than every book you’ve published this year so far?

Posted 9 months ago629 notesVIA/SOURCEFiled Under: #Gail Simone #comics #I don't know whether to cackle or cry #(no but seriously I've seen Gail's letter to the above ladies about the comic) #(beeeeecause Tammy was sharing secrets ove the breakfast table) #(and it sounds AMAZING) #(I know nothing about Red Sonja and *I* am excited for it)
gailsimone:

ealperin:

Gail, you FLAWLESS individual, you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I think you mean, “Gail, you HORRIBLY FLAWED individual, you!!!!!!!!”

But thanks. :)

gailsimone:

ealperin:

Gail, you FLAWLESS individual, you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think you mean, “Gail, you HORRIBLY FLAWED individual, you!!!!!!!!”

But thanks. :)

Posted 9 months ago170 notesVIA/SOURCEFiled Under: #Gail Simone #Orson Scott Card #people I want to be when I grow up #(Gail not Card) #(obviously)

I Don’t Know What To Say 

gailsimone:

I am a writer, even at the worst of times I am rarely at a loss for words. In this case, I am afraid words fail me entirely.

I just received a note that verified a fear that had been lingering in the back of my mind since the tragic events in Aurora, Colorado.

Not that long ago, I went to the first ever Denver Comic Con, the first large scale comics convention in the city’s history, apparently. It was a massive success, completely sold out, and I fell in love with the town and the people of Denver. They could not have been kinder, more welcoming, or more genuine. They treated me like a friend, and everyone from the organizers, to the attendees, to total strangers, showered the legendary hospitality of their city down upon myself and my husband. Immediately after leaving, we couldn’t wait to start planning for a return visit at a future date.

It was also a convention with a huge number of cosplayers, and two of my absolute favorites were two characters well known to me, Knockout and Scandal Savage, played by two delightful, funny, fierce young girls, one of the highlights of a show full of highlights.My husband and I insisted on photos with them and they were kind enough to agree.

I was also interviewed for a video interview by a very sweet and considerate young man named A.J. Focht. He was as gracious as can be even though I had to reschedule the interview several times as my table was swamped.

Since then, I had had a terrible fear that someone I met at DCC would have been in that theater. ANY loss of life or threat of danger is a tragedy, but knowing it was someone that I met and really liked was just too scary to contemplate, somehow.

I just received a note from A.J. that confirmed my fears. A.J. and a group of people from the convention were in that theater, including Caitlin, the lovely woman playing Scandal Savage.

They both survived, thank god. But one of their group, Alex Teves, did not survive. He died a hero, trying to protect his girlfriend. Another of their group was hospitalized.

I am broken-hearted again. As relieved as I am to hear that these two people I barely know, but who left an indelible impression in that brief time, are alive, my heart goes out to them for what they lived through, and for the friend they have lost, and for the other friend who has suffered.

Because Caitlin was one of the first to tweet a message after, that she was okay, to let her family know she had survived, she apparently became hounded extensively by the press, and was not allowed to mourn in peace.

A.J. has written about this at the Suicide Girls website…please read:  http://suicidegirlsblog.com/blog/back-row-perspective-part-1-an-aurora-theater-survivors-message-to-the-media/

My heart and my thoughts go out to the victims of that awful night, to the survivors, who are also victimized, and to their families. We all feel so empty and helpless, but we can insist that the media treat these people with respect and kindness. They do not need to be traumatized again.

Finally, I’m going to say something that has been in my mind since the first reports started coming in. I don’t want this to appear frivolous, I hope I say this correctly.

We have been seeing stories of impossible heroism that occurred that night in that theater. Jarrell Brooks, just nineteen years old, had an exit out of the theater, and went back in to help a young mother and her two daughters get out, getting wounded in the process.

Three men gave their lives using their own bodies to shield their girlfriends; Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn, and the member of my friends’ party, Alex Teves. All three threw their girlfriends to the ground and put their bodies in the path of the bullets. Not one of these men was yet out of his twenties.

Stephanie Davies, when her friend was shot in the neck, dropped to the floor and held pressure on the wound while the gunman was still firing, instead of making for the exit, quite likely saving her friends’ life.

Mike White, Sr., after his son, and his son’s girlfriend were shot, removed his shirt to apply pressure to her wound to save her life, and then as the gunman approached, put his body on top of hers to take the bullets if necessary.

There’s more, but this is what I keep thinking about.

I write stories about morals all day…stories about fictional heroes and fictional villains. And I want to believe they have influenced my life, that they have taught me to stand up when called upon, to try to do the right thing even when it is a sacrifice.

Few are called upon like the heroes of Aurora that night. They remind me what heroism really means. They give me hope. In the middle of the despair and shock, these people saw what needed doing and did it, regardless of the cost to themselves.

A lot has been made of the idea that the gunman was influenced by a fictional villain.

But I think it’s very telling to note that all those heroes, all those amazing, remarkable, beautiful people, came not just to see the latest Batman movie…they went to the first possible showing, a midnight show. They wanted to see Batman. I have seen the power that character has, I have felt it myself. He doesn’t kill, he doesn’t use guns.

He’s a good guy. A hero. A protector.

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that THOSE remarkable people were there to see a movie about a hero.

Bless every one of them.

Posted 1 year ago1,008 notesVIAFiled Under: #Gail Simone #Batman #Aurora shooting #awesome people #why we need stories