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Hello everyone, this is senseijiufu and I think like a lot of people on the TMNT fandom I’ve been feeling really annoyed and frustrated about the treatment of female characters in the recent TMNT Nickelodeon Franchise.
I don’t want to get into it too much because a lot has been said and I have a feeling a lot isn’t going to change so to combat my rage I’ve decided to host a special little event called the TMNT Girl Power week.
Whether you joined the fandom recently or you’ve loved it all your life, I hope you all join and spread the TMNT Girl love <3
Basically, for a whole week I hope people would contribute with fanart or fanfiction or gifs/graphics of our lovely ladies.
This event will take place from the 4th of August to the 10th of August so in a week’s time.
Day 1 (4th) : April O’ Neil
Day 2 (5th) : Karai
Day 3 (6th) : Irma Langinstein
Day 4 (7th) : Minor TMNT Girls (Angel, Renet, Mona Lisa, Shadow, etc.)
Day 5 (8th) : Favourite Friendship
Day 6 (9th) : AU (Any AU you imagine)
Day 7 (10th) : Basically a free for all Draw anything you want :)
This blog is around to reblog anything we can find related to the TMNT girls and will continue to do so even after the week ends! It’s just nice to have a week to show the girls some love.
Make sure you tag your work with tmntgirlpower withing the first five tags so we can track the tag and reblog from you! (It’s very important that you put it within the first five tags. Tumblr does not record any tags after that. If you put tmntgirlpower after the first five tags, it will not show up in the tag, and we won’t be able to reblog from you.)
The other week I lost my temper and said some stuff about Marvel’s announcements of Captain America and Thor, who are replacing White Captain America and Dude Thor. I’ve been thinking about it a lot, mulling it over, because it’s been pretty inescapable.
I like Marvel’s characters. I think that much is obvious. I like the creators, too. I might quibble with some story details, but big whoop. That’s the smallest thing ever, “I don’t like this specific aspect of a comic that isn’t being written for me.” No me importa, basically. But it’s the marketing that’s killing me, and I think I figured out why.
Marvel’s making moves to increase the character diversity in their books, and drawing ire from the usual gang of idiots. Which I’m all for, even though I’m way more for creator diversity, and believe is a good thing. But the thing that’s grating is that instead of putting the work out on its own merits and marketing it about how great it is, a lot of the conversation around it has been about the basics that hate it.
I’ve been seeing Marvel folks, mostly white dudes but not entirely, retweet or address or bring up racists and scumbags and sexists while pushing their books, positioning themselves as taking a stand against these people talking trash.
They’re hijacking hate to a certain extent, in the Situationist sense, and are using it to market their comics. The new black Captain America, the new lady Thor, both of these announcements were followed, within minutes, by people talking about the people who are hating on the project. “Big ups to all my haters!” is such a soft position, because it positions you as good because these other people are worse.
On top of that, it also colors the reaction to the announcement. If you disagree with whatever for genuine reasons, but you phrase it as “I don’t like that the Falcon is Captain America,” the reaction to that is now tilted heavily toward “Oh, what’re you, racist?” instead of it being something more reasonable. By putting those people front and center, by tweeting about them and giving interviews about how you won’t change the project no matter the response because you believe in your stuff, you’re…it’s not ham-stringing criticism, but it’s definitely preempting it, in a way.
And I think that’s the gross part. I spend a lot of time consciously pushing back against the messages society tells me about being black. The unworthiness, the laziness, the dumbness…all of it’s fake. But I have to stay on the ball, I have to keep Black Is Beautiful in the front of my mind, because black IS beautiful, and it always has been, and it always will be.
But I remember being in kindergarten and getting called nigger on the playground. I remember fachas screwing with me and my friends in Spain. I remember getting followed around stores, people looking at me like I don’t belong, and getting ignored when trying to do my job because there’s a white dude next to me who people assume is the boss of me. This weekend I got confused for a few other black dudes in comics who I don’t even resemble, and it stings every time.
And I think it’s messed up to see somebody who doesn’t know that pain harness it to sell some comics. That’s what’s been grossing me out, that’s what I haven’t been able to properly articulate. It’s the corporate version of dudes crowing about how feminist they are, like being a decent human being means they deserve groupies. “One episode of The Wire, what you know about dope?” right? And I feel like Marvel gets it on a certain level, and they certainly employ people who get it, but they don’t get it yet.
Somebody calling you a nigger ain’t a badge of honor. You don’t show off your gunshot wounds. You don’t crow about how people hate you in the name of making yourself look good. You let the dead bury the dead and leave the garbage men in the rear view or in the ground. They should not matter to you or me not nary an inch.
That’s why it feels like diversity-as-marketing to me. The creative teams are killer, and I like that Marvel is putting the full weight of their machine behind these books. I respect the people creating the comics. But I can’t take seeing people be proud of getting hated on in a way that doesn’t hurt them but forces me to think about how crap and dangerous it is to be black (or anything else) and alive in America in 2014.
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Fantagraphics announced today at Comic-Con International that it will publish Liz Suburbia’s webcomic Sacred Heart as a one-shot graphic novel. Sacred Heart is set in a small town where all the adults have mysteriously disappeared and the teenagers rule. The […]
Yessssssssss! The news is finally out. OOSA artist lizsuburbia is going to be publishing her epic 300+ page book Sacred Heartthrough Fanatgraphics!!!
Go read the announcement/interview with Liz over on Robot6.
And don’t forget, I have original artwork and t-shirts over in the OOSA store.
The stories are true, kids- this is what I’ve been working on, and will be working on for awhile yet. I’m filled with love for all y’all, keep making stuff and being awesome and I promise I’ll keep busting my ass to make this thing worth the wait.
So I'm like "Dang those incest shippers, thats creepy! Can't they focus on something normal??" then I start reading a new comic and find my first (and so far only , I really care about shipping much normally) OTP which involves 15 meter tall humanoid tentacle monster and human and I'm like "Whelp, I think I just lost my right to complain" so now people are free to ship whatever they like in my opinion. Still can't help it that I have siblings so idea of incest just feels so wrong to me :'( Sorry