Anonymous asked: Brian why does it seem that there is such hostility towards woman creators in the comic industry?
Because no matter what we do there will always be unevolved cowards among us. and the anonymity of the Internet brings out some people’s worst instincts.
please read my words carefully… I said some people. and its only some people. but those people seem really awful.
truthfully, it is not just female creators. a lot of people take weird, hateful shit from weird people. truthfully, honestly, a lot of us get showered with lovely thoughts all day as well but the sickening stuff stands out because… it just does.
but I think that all of us would hope that we would have gotten to a place as a society where our mothers, sisters, daughters and wives could go on the Internet without having to worry about being called a whore for having an opinion.
I think what rattles most of us in the comic book community is the fact that someone could read a bunch of comic books, with very specific, simple moral themes with highly moral characters, fighting the fight for good, and COMPLETELY MISS THE POINT.
you know what Capt. America would never do? he would never go on the Internet anonymously and slam anyone.
the point of the stories, the good ones :-), is to show us what we could be. not to waddle around in the minutia of comic book science but to enjoy a world were someone is fighting the good fight. a world we hope we could live in one day.
just because you are posting anonymously doesn’t mean that those thoughts are not yours. it is not role-play, it is not a character, that is who you really are. that is the energy you are putting out in the world. this isn’t some mask you are hiding behind… this is who you REALLY ARE.
and if who you really are is a bully, anonymous or not, I truly feel bad for you. I really do. I feel bad that you’re hurting so badly that you think you need to do this.
but there is NO excuse to attempt to punish others under the cloak of anonymous. none.
Because reblogging this is a must.
thecapncummings asked: On the whole internet troll subject what do you think is the best avenue to combat this whole thing? I'm not a fan of complaining about it maybe just being positive and promoting good behavior? I've been taught being a good example is always best. Thoughts?
Just be the best version of yourself, use playground rules, you don’t fight with bullies, you don’t get in the mud,
as a good friend of mine reminds me every time someone in this business takes a swing at me: you don’t punch a pile of shit because all that will happen is you will get shit on you
I just wish that the larger higher profile forums would take a much harder stance on what they allow on their message boards. I am all for free speech but hate speech, rape speech, and general negativity on your forums is creating an unfriendly and frankly inaccurate atmosphere.
as I have said on this tumbler I have met women who have admitted to me that they have to pose as men on some higher profile message boards so they can have a decent conversation about comics without being Internet pawwed.
I have told the people who own these boards and they have done nothing about it because they’d rather have the traffic even though I think the traffic would be higher if people were allowed to have a conversation without being bullied or harassed.
all I can do is not cooperate with those sites anymore. and I do not. for which it has been explained to me I am perceived as a pain in the ass. oh well.
someone explain to me why the hell mrs. doubtfire is getting a sequel
hey fuq u Matt Lawrence is a treasure
who are you, my sister circa 1999?
you can’t judge me
There’s a sequel because … well why the hell not? It’s that or a Ferris Bueller’s Day Off reboot, pick your poison.
Doing Nice Shit.
Went to the LCS (TimeCapsule in RI) & overheard a younger reader looking for a decent character with a great jumping on point. He was really hung up on Batman, but he also wanted Spider-Man and couldn’t find a good Spider-Man book (being Superior was ending y’know… today?) His (I’m assuming) younger sister wanted a comic too, wasn’t sure what to get.
I mentioned G. Willow Wilson’s Ms. Marvel to her and showed him Survive/All-New Ultimates. His sister immediately amazed with Ms. Marvel & he was interested in All-New Ultimates and figured Ultimate Survive seemed important enough to read before it. They could only afford one each however.
So… for some idiotic reason, I bought issues 2/3 Ms.Marvel for her & Survive for him so they could each get their respective comics. It’s silly but I felt really great doing that. Sharing such great, diverse characters with new, young fans.
Realized 20 minutes after I could’ve just given them my free digital codes.