Miranda. 23. Useless wastrel who daydreams in sequins, comic book expressions and musical numbers.
Prone to posting feminist quotes, various and varying babes, items of the literary and comic nerd culture and the more than occasional tentacle.
Any reaction images/gifs I post (unless they are of my face) are almost definitely not mine.
Regarding the movie trailer for MAN OF STEEL…
Superman was cool before he got all mainstream and became an American cultural icon.Via This is totally babies
Via Dancing in Circles
Superhero Noir Posters
Created by Marko Manev
can I have all these framed for my apartment please?
“Just wondering if you were some plain Jane, raised in the ‘burbs — even someone like me — could you do what you do?”
The best thing about this scene is that it’s one of the only times you’ll see it acknowledged openly that Superman is able to do what he does for two major reasons:
1. He’s a man
2. He’s a beautiful man
His beauty—as a white man with gorgeous blue eyes—-helps him assimilate. It’s one of the major reasons why Superman is able to show his face and be a creature of the “light” because even though people may initially fear the presence of an alien….they ultimately learn to trust him, in part, because he’s culturally acceptable in his beauty, physically pleasing and male.
Now, Diana is not knocking Clark for that here. She’s saying outright that he’s the kind of man that does NOT abuse his privilege and that he uses the gifts he’s been given to help others.
And the bottom line is this…
Lois is saying point blank….you couldn’t be Wonder Woman if you came where I came from. If you were born in Man’s World and raised in this culture. I’m doing the best I can. And she’s right. Diana’s heritage and power informs who she is.
And Diana is agreeing with her. She’s basically like, “You’re right. I had alot of help by way of my birth and there is privilege in that.”
But she’s also reminding Lois that her situation is different from Clark’s as she is still navigating man’s world as a woman. And maybe the two of them have alot more in common than they think. And, in a way, she’s basically saying to her, “You know, there are things that I understand about you that even your husband might not understand simply due to the fact that his gender gives him privilege. But I get it. And if you can open up and acknowledge that I get it….we might be true friends.”
Reading this issue (an issue that Phil Jiminez still says is one of the most asked about/popular issues he ever wrote) in the wake of the new 52 is jarring and not just because the new 52 has gone out of their way to dissolve the Clark/Lois bond and pair Clark with Diana. It’s jarring because there is a clear understanding the PRIVILEGE issue here from Wonder Woman both about the privilege that she has and the privilege Superman has. She gets it. She understands it. She’s blunt and honest about it and compassionate. Whereas, now, the privilege that both Clark and Diana have is not only not acknowledged but almost celebrated as a way to put them above the humans. And there is no realization now (as there was here ) that the things that Lois and Steve Trevor do—-not just surviving but thriving and fighting in the world without the benefit of that privilege—-are of inspirational, vital importance to keeping that privilege in check.
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Superman Fake Nerd T-shirt, $24.95, DC Comics
This shirt is relevant.
Clark Kent Was the original fake geek. All other fake geeks are just posers.
Ahahahahahaha, perf. Someone get me this shirt for Christmas or something.Via ComicsAlliance
To me, the core of that attraction is that she is a better reporter than he is. Think about being Superman for a second. The Olympic record for weightlifting is 1,038 lbs., but you could lift more than that as a child. The record for the 100 meter dash is 9.58 seconds, but you can travel over 51 miles in that time. Going to Vegas? You don’t need your X-Ray vision to win at Blackjack, because you can just count the cards while holding down a conversation about nuclear physics. Without really trying, you are better at just about everything than anyone else in the world.
However, (as Mark Waid once pointed out in a podcast with Marv Wolfman) none of that really translates to your chosen profession. Typing really fast does not help your prose. Being able to lift a tank does not help you convince a source to go on record. It is as near to competing straight up with normal people as Superman would ever be capable of. Even then, it comes easily enough to him that you get a pretty lofty perch at a great paper very early in your career. It is just in this one context, there is someone better than you are: Lois Lane.
As mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent, you reach up for the first time in your life and she rejects you.
To me, it is an inversion of the Luthor story. Luthor sees someone above him and feels hate. Superman sees someone above him and feels love.
Lois fucking Lane pumping iron while Clark makes himself pretty.
The Man of Steel issue #4
Lois Lane lifting weights in a cocktail dress cut down to her waist, ladies and gentleman.
The rest of you can just go home. Seriously.
FLINGS OFF MY PANTIES
Won’t be needing those…
I’ve never liked Lois Lane better.
Lois Lane: better than you.
(Source: keybladeofsteel)Via Better Than You
Clark: You know, there are still people who think that you and I —
Diana: Yes, I am aware. But friendships like ours do not sell magazines.
Clark: Just as well. They wouldn’t understand.
Diana: No. They wouldn’t understand at all.
(Wonder Woman V2, #226)
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