We [Fraction and his wife, Kelly Sue DeConnick] were pregnant at the time, and while I was out there I started to realize that if I had a daughter, there would come a day when I would have to apologize to her for my profession. I would have to apologize for the way it treats and speaks to women readers, and the way it treats its female characters.
I knew that if we had a daughter, because I know my wife and I know the kind of girl she wants to raise and I know the kind of girl I want to raise, she was going to look at what I did for a living and want to know how the fuck I could stomach it. How could I sell her out like that?” Fraction continued. “That conversation is still coming, and I’m bracing for it in the way that some dads brace for their daughter’s first date or boyfriend. I became acutely aware that I had sort of done that thing that lots of privileged hetero cisgendered white dudes do. ‘I’m cool with women, and that’s enough.’ It’s not enough. It’s embarrassing to say, because we somehow have attached shame to learning and evolving our opinions, culturally, but I became aware that there was a deficiency of and to women in my work, and all I could do at that moment was take care of my side of the street. —
Writer Matt Fraction on his role on expanding the profile of female characters in the Marvel Universe. (via goodmanw)
not that i really needed a new reason to love Matt Fraction, but here’s one.
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Obligatory Dogfish and boyfriend cookie Amtrak pic. #delawarebound
In 2002, Ramond Pettibon already saw the perils of internet instantaneity.
Untitled (I see before me…), 2002
19 5/8 x 13 1/2 in. / 49.8 x 34.3 cm.
Edition of 75
You are never, ever so important that it’s acceptable for you to be rude to the receptionist.
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Knife with a flashlight. Gift from my boss. It’s a long story.
#on a scale from one to ten #how much of a ridiculous crush did i have on cary elwes as a child #if you answered anything less that seven hundred million thousand #you are incorrect
Watched this with my boyfriend last weekend. He had to remind me that I was reciting along with the whole damn movie.
By which I mean, after about five minutes he looked at me and said “Is this what Church is like? Because this kind of looks like church to me.”
I did not tell him that I watched this movie like, everyday in middle school; nor that I carried my copy of the novel with me, like, everywhere, at all times; and I certainly never mentioned my crush on Cary Elwes during this era of ridiculousness.
So I’m posting it on this public-ish blog.
Why thank you, creepy fortune. #immolation #enthusiasm #waitwhat
An important truth, peeps.