If news sites catering to other hobbies and interests acted like video game journalists.
The Book of Life
- is directed by Jorge Gutierrez, creator of of El Tigre. he is the major figure behind the movie, having come up with the idea originally as well
- is produced by several people, one of whom is Guillermo del Toro, director of Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim, etc
- is written by Jorge Gutierrez, joined by Doug Landale, creator of the Weekenders
- has several character designs by Sandra Equihua, Gutierrez’s wife and co-creator of El Tigre
Why would anybody think that The Book of Life is a Burton film? It’s not even stop-motion. “The Boxtrolls” is more likely to be considered a Burton film.
Speaking of Burton, though, I can’t wait for “Big Eyes”.
I just don’t understand where this concept of ‘fake geek girls’ came from. Like, AT ALL.
Cus when I look for fandom related stuff like 90% of the fan art and the fanfiction and the meta, zines, comics, etc. Like 90% of the shit that I’ve seen is created by women & girls.
And all that stuff take’s a lot of work and research and critical analysis and staring at reference photos for hours.
We are literally the most well versed and invested group in the fandom. So, like, What the fuck boys? You mad you can’t keep up?
I saw an argument, and I can’t find it now, but it totally made sense, that there’s a gender split in fandom. Male fandom tends to be a curator fandom; male fandom collects, organizes, and memorizes facts and figures. Male fandom tends to be KEEPERS of the canon; the fandom places great weight on those who have the biggest collection, the deepest knowledge of obscure subjects, the first appearances, creators, character interactions.
Female fandom is creative. Females create fanart, cosplay, fanwritings. Female fandom ALTERS canon, for the simple reason that canon does not serve female fandom. In order for it to fit the ‘outsider’ (female, queer, POC), the canon must be attacked and rebuilt, and that takes creation.
"Male" fandom devalues this contribution to fandom, because it is not the ‘right’ kind of fandom. "Girls only cosplay for attention, they’re not REAL fans!" "Fanfiction is full of stupid Mary Sues, girls only do it so they can make out with the main character!" "I, a male artist, have done this pin-up work and can put it in my portfolio! You, a female artist, have drawn stupid fanart, and it’s not appropriate to use as a professional reference!"
In the mind of people who decry the ‘fake geek girl,’ this fandom is not as worthy. It damages, or in their mind, destroys the canon. What is the point of memorizing every possible romantic entanglement of heterosexual white Danny Rand if someone turns around and creates a fanwork depicting him as a bisexual female of Asian descent (thus subverting Rand’s creepy ‘white savior’ origins)? When Danny Rand becomes Dani Rand, their power is lessened. What is important to them ceases to be the focus of the discussion. Creation and curatorship can work in tandom, but typically, in fandom, they are on opposite poles.
This is not to say that there aren’t brilliant male cosplayers or smashing female trivia experts, this is to say that the need of the individual fan is met with opposing concepts: In order for me to find myself in comics, I need to make that space for myself, and that is a creative force. Het white cis males are more likely to do anything possible to defend and preserve the canon because the canon is built to cater to them.
This is genuinely the best post I have ever read.
Comment bolded by me because effing important that’s why.
Actually, the idea of the “fake geek girl” came from women watching The Big Bang Theory and thinking that was enough to consider themselves a part of a culture that had otherwise been ostracized by those same people for the previous two or three decades. It would be along the same lines as watching “Do The Right Thing” and later calling yourself a patron of civil rights.
Go follow my friend China D011. She’s a sassy black woman, but strong and independent; she don’t need no man!
It’s been 7 years since Andrew Hussie published the first volume of Whistles, so let that put the gigapause into perspective for you
I’m so upset every day
reminder alex ahad drew squigly with her hair down
i feel bad for not drawing gomenne with her hat very much so i did this
oh yeah and uh, im back i guess.
Drew my iteration of the undead opera singer.
Hey folks, I’ve acquired an NTSC copy of the first Adventure Time game for the 3DS. Since I can’t play the darn thing on a european 3DS, time for a giveaway. Hell I’ll even throw in some irish chocolate too.
Up for grabs!
- 'Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd you steal our garbage?!!' for the Nintendo 3DS
- Irish chocolate!
- A stupid doodle
- You just have to reblog this post. Likes do not count I’m afraid.
- Keep your ask box open in case you win. If I receive no response within 24 hours, I will pick another winner.
- If you win, I will send you my e-mail address where you can forward me the address of where you want me to send you this stuff!
Remember, this is the NTSC copy. It will only work in the US and Canada. Don’t reblog if you don’t have an NTSC 3DS
Giveaway ends 16th September at 9pm GMT. So 24 hours from me posting this wooah.