fanfictionimg:

Someone asks Superman if he can “catch them all!” Superman becomes addicted to Pokemon.


Even if I had superpowers I would still play video games. lol

fanfictionimg:

Someone asks Superman if he can “catch them all!” Superman becomes addicted to Pokemon.

Even if I had superpowers I would still play video games. lol

GAME CHANGERS: Greg Rucka on Renee Montoya

comicberks:

neuralhandshake:

In honor of me missing Renee Montoya’s birthday by a week and a day, I wanted to post an interview I just found that Greg Rucka (@ruckawriter) gave at the end of July. It’s an amazing read for Renee fans, as it contains a lot of things Greg has said before to me (and others) in person at conventions and is a general ‘summary’ of his feelings altogether on Renee and an insight into his creative process with her.

I’ve spoken about in the past about how Greg treats Renee like she’s an old friend and not like a character in a comic book. I think this interview really gets that message across.

Here are some of the best quotes taken from the article regarding Renee. There’s still much more to read there and I encourage everyone to click through.

The first thing I ever wrote for DC was a Montoya story. I had read up, around, and in support of that. But I knew she was queer. There’s at least one person out there on the internet that accuses me of “making her gay.” As far as I am concerned, she is the most authentically queer character I have ever written, in the sense that I didn’t make her gay. That was in her genetics. She was queer.”

"Renee, for whatever reason, I knew certain things about before I literally ever put pen to paper. I knew that she was a second-generation immigrant from the Dominican Republic. I knew that her parents had immigrated to Gotham. I knew that the family was Roman Catholic, and I knew that she was gay and in the closet.

And I knew those things. I just knew them. I also knew she had a brother. There was no basis for this at all. And one can argue that — I think unconvincingly — the actual canon before I got my grubby little mitts on her was that she was actually straight. She was dating this guy, and so on and so forth. To which my response is, yes. It’s called bearding. Just because she was dating a guy, or even sleeping with a guy, doesn’t mean she wasn’t queer. We are fortunately in an era now where that kind of argument is holding less and less water.

So, yeah. I genuinely don’t know. There have been times when I’ve tried to decipher it. She was what she was. She wrote the way she wrote. These are the things I knew when I wrote the story “Two Down.” And that was the first time I wrote a story with her. I don’t think it was my first story published with her, though. I think there was a prose short that got published before that, but it was the second thing I wrote. I had reached these other conclusions prior.”

"Renee just means so much to me. I think she is such a remarkable creation, and I’ve loved writing her. There has not been a time where I have not adored writing stories for her. There are a lot more stories to tell. She’ll show up eventually in the new DC. I have no doubt about that.

As much as I adored writing Wonder Woman, if I have left any lasting mark, it was with Renee and with Kate.”

"I will say it’s a rare convention — even after all these years — where somebody doesn’t come up to me when I’m signing and want to talk about “Half a Life.” I guess that’s part of the reason I get so indignant at the reduction of and lack of such elements. There’s a responsibility, and nothing makes you more aware of the responsibility than when somebody comes to you and says, “This helped me. This saved me. It was there for me when I needed it.”

Words have power, and they need to be used responsibly.”

-Greg Rucka, “Game Changers: Greg Rucka on Renee Montoya”

July 31, 2014

(It also, interestingly enough, clarifies that Greg wrote Two Down first and then the piece of prose, yet they were published in reverse order. So I apologize to Greg for ‘correcting’ him at one point when he signed my Two Down was ‘where it all began’ ;) )

"I’ve spoken about in the past about how Greg treats Renee like she’s an old friend and not like a character in a comic book"

That is SO true.

I love this interview!

So, This Happened...

gailsimone:

Weirdly, I was asked to give the keynote speech at the Harvey awards last week. This is a huge honor, and I am not a great public speaker, so I was very nervous.

I recently gave a speech at the White House and that was very nervous-making, but this was almost worse, because it was an audience of…

I love Gail and that she isn’t jaded by the industry.

raybolger:

Literature Meme: 2/3 Genres

  • Utopian/Dystopian society

The utopia and its offshoot, the dystopia, are genres of literature that explore social and political structures. Utopian fiction is the creation of an ideal society, or utopia, as the setting for a novel. Dystopian fiction is the opposite: creation of an utterly horrible or degraded society, or dystopia. Many novels combine both, often as a metaphor for the different directions humanity can take in its choices, ending up with one of two possible futures. Both utopias and dystopias are commonly found in science fiction and other speculative fiction genres, and arguably are by definition a type of speculative fiction.

The word utopia was first used in direct context by Sir Thomas More in his 1516 work Utopia. The word utopia resembles both the Greek words “no place”, “outopos”, and “good place”, “eutopos”.

Dystopia is defined as a society characterized by a focus on mass poverty, squalor, suffering, or oppression. Most authors of dystopian fiction explore at least one reason why things are that way, often as an analogy for similar issues in the real world. Dystopias usually extrapolate elements of contemporary society and are read by many as political warnings. Many purported utopias reveal a dystopian character by suppressing justice, freedom and happiness.

neil-gaiman:

youaintpunk:

sarajevomoja:

talk about perspective. shit.

Fucking hell.

I remember the first time I saw a map of Africa to scale. My jaw dropped.

neil-gaiman:

youaintpunk:

sarajevomoja:

talk about perspective. shit.

Fucking hell.

I remember the first time I saw a map of Africa to scale. My jaw dropped.