you know that stage you went through where you hated being a girl and you just resented yourself and everything having to do with girly things because you were so sick of pink and barbies being pushed on you so you like full force rejected that shit and you were just so full of hate and vitriol at anything even the slightest bit “girly” yeah gender norms will fuck you up
What happens when a teenager tries to kick an ancient blue-bearded Story’s ass? Mayhem and broken Ming vases, obvs.
This gorgeous print by Noelle Stevenson is now available in limited edition (signed and numbered x/10) over on the Storykiller Kickstarter.
Run, don’t walk!
anunexpectedfangurrl asked: For sixth graders I would suggest the Giver as a dystopian read. Its amazing.
Also on the list. :) Along with Hunger Games, Maze Runner, and City of Ember. I’m considering Divergent as a 6th option.
I think Divergent would be a good option. It covers some really good themes and from what I remember of reading the book the relationship between Tris and Four is super been on communication, consent and respect. I think that’s one of its strongest suits. Not just that, but awesome main heroine who is both a fighter and emotionally vulnerable at times.
I kind of love the idea of Steve being bi. Like, when he was younger, he’d see a guy and think he was good looking, but he’d just stamp that down or chalk it up to being an artist and finding beauty in everything. Then he meets Peggy and he really likes her so he thinks of himself as “fixed”.
When he wakes up in our time he stumbles into learning about the different kinds of genders and sexual orientations and it just hits him like “Oh. I guess that explains it.” And after New York when things settle in to something like a routine and he actually has a chance to look around and Natasha starts on her mission to set him up, he starts to really accept and become okay with being attracted to men and women.
One day when they’re heading out on a mission, Natasha brings up another woman from SHIELD and Steve just goes “What about that guy who works in reception?” and he says it casually, but he’s really sort of nervous because she’s the first person he’s told. Natasha just pauses for a beat and looks at him before shaking her head “Kevin? No, he’s got a terrible hair cut. You can do better.” And after that she starts including guys in the people she suggests to him.
idk I just like that headcannon
I’m crying. Best headcanon.
Can we talk about how Steve Rogers would probably fight to keep abortion legal and safe, because he saw how many people used to die back in the day because all abortions were illegal and unsafe and he knows if a person is pregnant and don’t want to be pregnant they will find a way to not be pregnant?
Can we talk about Steve Rogers telling off right wing politicians who say minimum wage isn’t supposed to be a living wage? Can we have him saying ‘No, I remember when it was instituted. It was supposed to be a living wage, senator.’
Can we talk about Steve Rogers supporting a raise in SNAP benefits, because he knows how it feels to go hungry?
Can we talk about Steve Rogers having problems with this country’s military industrial complex?
What if Right Wing Politicians were using him as like a mascot before he was defrosted. Like Fox News has “What Would Captain America Do?” shirts and shit like that.
And then Steve wakes up “He’s just like, lol no don’t even say my name anymore.”
And then the daily show has an entire segment dedicated to the speech he gives and fox news’ reaction.
Steve Rogers is not the hyper-masculine ultra-patriotic gun-toting conservative puppet that Fox News wants him to be.
my serial novel, the mysteries of quest, is now launched! a quick introduction:
Friendless, mildly belligerent, and mostly content with her lot in life, Quest is a nineteen year old gamer who has an obsession with heroism and unraveling the mysteries of the world. She also happens to be a capable fire mage.
Older and in some ways wiser, her sister Dina struggles with an enigmatic history and keeping Quest’s adventurous impulses under control, her only lifeline a private group of online friends. Her own magical abilities are somewhat more varied.
Bound together by a tie both stronger and stranger than blood, they must work together in a world divided sharply between the magical and the mundane in order to survive when they are caught in the midst of a series of deadly supernatural events that even they may not be able to handle.
in short, it’s urban fantasy with a touch of horror, about a trans woman mage and her sister. heavy themes throughout the story as a whole are emotional damage, trauma, ptsd, coping with those things, and working on recovery, as well as developing social skills and making connections with people.
you can click here or the above link to get to the patreon page for the project. the story is entirely free to read, but if you want/are able to contribute financially, you can become a patron, which basically means donating $1 a month (or more, if you want to). the patreon page and its video explain things in more detail. so check it out if you’re interested and whatever you do signal boosting is greatly appreciated!