Miranda. 23. Filipina-Australian, cisgender, and bisexual lady-type. Useless wastrel who daydreams in sequins, comic book expressions and musical numbers.

You might know me from that one glasses meme.

Prone to posting intersectional feminist quotes, various and varying babes, items of the literary and comic nerd culture and the occasional tentacle.

Any reaction images/gifs I post (unless they are of my face) are almost definitely not mine.

fairersex:


wheelr:
I should remember to reblog my own articles on my Tumblr. (Also, I should use my Tumblr.)
comicsalliance:

The Myth of Sexy Superman and the Search for Superhero Beefcake [Op-Ed]
By Andrew Wheeler
2011 was a good year for superhero beefcake. Not in comics, of course, but at the movies. And not in terms of quantity, but in terms of quality. What I’m saying is that Chris Hemsworth took his shirt off in Thor, and it was great.All right, Chris Evans took his shirt off as well for his Charles-Atlas-ification in Captain America, and I understand Ryan Reynolds was briefly featured in his scanties before having his body replaced with a cantaloupe-skinned wire-frame in Green Lantern. That was it, though. The bar for superhero beefcake is set pretty low. And the bar is set low because the source material — actual superhero comics — has never been fertile ground for the shameless sexual objectification of men.I know that sounds extraordinary to fans who insist that the men in superhero comics are objectified just as much as the women, but I speak as someone who spent his teen years hungry for comics that featured half-dressed supermen.As a hormonal gay adolescent in the pre-internet age I cherished those very occasional — and usually incidental — moments of shirtlessness. Marc Silvestri’s Havok in a torn-up costume as the Goblin Prince? John Romita Jr.’s Matt Murdock in tighty whities? Alan Davis’s Captain Britain in drawstring pajama pants? Joe Mad’s Banshee flashing his abs as he pulls on a sweatshirtl? Any comic set in the Savage Land? These were my sacred texts. (And yes, I was a Marvel kid.)Straight boys never have to hunt for that sort of fan service. The whole industry caters to their libidos. Gay boys and straight girls do not enjoy the same level of pandering. Sure, the men in these comics are usually buff and handsome, and they’re all dressed in skin-tight clothes and they all have six-pack abs. If you enjoy looking at athletic, attractive men, you will find athletic, attractive men in these books, especially when drawn by artists like Chris Sprouse, Dale Eaglesham, Nicola Scott and Olivier Coipel.But it’s not equivalent. Superhero men are idealized, yes, but they’re rarely sexualized. While women are presented as broken-backed boob hostesses whose every move is a bend-and-snap designed to flatter and entice the presumed-male, presumed-straight reader, the men are sexless paragons of strength, with propaganda poster good looks that serve as visual shorthand for their masculine, heroic bona fides.As a gay man, I want more from my objectification. I can’t speak for straight women, but I suspect they want better as well. [Editor’s note: We do.] There’s a popular perception that women aren’t as shallow about appearance as men, and maybe that’s true, but they’re more than capable of being just shallow enough. Many women of my acquaintance prefer the pale, skinny men of BBC costume drama rather than the Hollywood jocks I like, but whether you want Chris Hemsworth or Tom Hiddleston, Paul Walker or Paul Bettany, Colin Farrell or Colin Firth, we all like to look.Read more.


EXACTLY.

Man, I’m gonna miss Comics Alliance. They had the best articles.

fairersex:

wheelr:

I should remember to reblog my own articles on my Tumblr. (Also, I should use my Tumblr.)

comicsalliance:

The Myth of Sexy Superman and the Search for Superhero Beefcake [Op-Ed]

By Andrew Wheeler

2011 was a good year for superhero beefcake. Not in comics, of course, but at the movies. And not in terms of quantity, but in terms of quality. What I’m saying is that Chris Hemsworth took his shirt off in Thor, and it was great.

All right, Chris Evans took his shirt off as well for his Charles-Atlas-ification in Captain America, and I understand Ryan Reynolds was briefly featured in his scanties before having his body replaced with a cantaloupe-skinned wire-frame in Green Lantern. That was it, though. The bar for superhero beefcake is set pretty low. And the bar is set low because the source material — actual superhero comics — has never been fertile ground for the shameless sexual objectification of men.

I know that sounds extraordinary to fans who insist that the men in superhero comics are objectified just as much as the women, but I speak as someone who spent his teen years hungry for comics that featured half-dressed supermen.

As a hormonal gay adolescent in the pre-internet age I cherished those very occasional — and usually incidental — moments of shirtlessness. Marc Silvestri’s Havok in a torn-up costume as the Goblin Prince? John Romita Jr.’s Matt Murdock in tighty whities? Alan Davis’s Captain Britain in drawstring pajama pants? Joe Mad’s Banshee flashing his abs as he pulls on a sweatshirtl? Any comic set in the Savage Land? These were my sacred texts. (And yes, I was a Marvel kid.)

Straight boys never have to hunt for that sort of fan service. The whole industry caters to their libidos. Gay boys and straight girls do not enjoy the same level of pandering. Sure, the men in these comics are usually buff and handsome, and they’re all dressed in skin-tight clothes and they all have six-pack abs. If you enjoy looking at athletic, attractive men, you will find athletic, attractive men in these books, especially when drawn by artists like Chris Sprouse, Dale Eaglesham, Nicola Scott and Olivier Coipel.

But it’s not equivalent. Superhero men are idealized, yes, but they’re rarely sexualized. While women are presented as broken-backed boob hostesses whose every move is a bend-and-snap designed to flatter and entice the presumed-male, presumed-straight reader, the men are sexless paragons of strength, with propaganda poster good looks that serve as visual shorthand for their masculine, heroic bona fides.

As a gay man, I want more from my objectification. I can’t speak for straight women, but I suspect they want better as well. [Editor’s note: We do.] There’s a popular perception that women aren’t as shallow about appearance as men, and maybe that’s true, but they’re more than capable of being just shallow enough. Many women of my acquaintance prefer the pale, skinny men of BBC costume drama rather than the Hollywood jocks I like, but whether you want Chris Hemsworth or Tom Hiddleston, Paul Walker or Paul Bettany, Colin Farrell or Colin Firth, we all like to look.

Read more.

EXACTLY.

Man, I’m gonna miss Comics Alliance. They had the best articles.

juriana-c:

Reblogging this for Mini M!

Yissss, I do approve~

“Empowered” and “sexy” are not universally synonymous. That a woman is not a sex kitten does not mean that she’s any less comfortable or empowered or any of that stuff. See above, re: not a homogenous demographic. Stop making sexiness a universal demand. Let some characters be unsexy. And for f*ck’s sake, please, please stop drawing women who are injured, or dead, or being tortured, or punching bad guys, in sex-kitten pin-up poses. That is bad visual storytelling, and it is INCREDIBLY creepy. Let women be heroes for the sake of heroism. Women don’t have to be damaged or traumatized to be strong, or to want to make a difference. Corollary: Dropping rape into a backstory is not a panacea for making a female character complex and gritty.

Imagine you have a daughter. Imagine the kind of women you’d like her to want to grow up to be. Write them. Write women you’d want to be friends — really good friends — with. Write women you’d get in arguments with. Write women you’d be legitimately scared of. Write women like your mom, like your aunts, like your wife, like your friends, like your nieces and nephews and daughters and bosses and friends. We are not aliens… This, too, goes back to “doing things.” A lot of the time, male characters act, and female characters are acted upon. Let female characters make difficult choices — and sometimes choose wrong — and have struggles and the same real victories. Because without those things, they’re not characters; they’re just window dressing.

- Rachel Edidin talks about portraying female superhero characters at Comic Alliance (via georgethecat)
nevver:

le Bat

There are more mini-superheroes silhouetted if you click the link, and they are all adorable.

nevver:

le Bat

There are more mini-superheroes silhouetted if you click the link, and they are all adorable.

toallthadreamers:

robinade:

Full post of all the Avengers dresses!

ETA: Whoops needed the back of that one XD

I want all of them.

One of each, please.

tasselsbytabby:

BAM!!!

Sexy superhero Tabby here for all your boobie decorating needs!

That is a fantastic idea.

My boobs deserve sound effects.

megarinri:

Wolverine inspi sketch. Not from the sketch I posted a couple days ago but yeah shhh it’s okay. 
Tis an easy make/attainable outfit : ). 
Make or get a yellow top. Add on blue sleeves and black stripes along the side. 
Red elastic belt or a red waist cincher. X-Men belt buckle is optional but would be really neat : ). 
Any very blue skirt. Can opt out for shorts or pants. 
Yellow tights!
Blue shoes. 
Accesorize! I think a black bow or bandana type bow would be cute. Bracelets. And those claw rings haha.

On a side note, I will be on a short hiatus starting today! Some anons asked me if I will be posting more lingerie designs on my tumblr. The answer is yes I will! But you can’t see it… yet >:). I design for Socially Stealth now. Please support us so we can get rights to your favorite comic book characters so I can show you guys the designs and so you guys can also buy them ^O^.
Never the less, things have been going great so far and I really need to pump out more lingerie designs. I also really need to work on artwork for Otakon Artist Alley this year haha. And I’m moving into a house. These next couple months will be very busy for me oh man. Hopefully I won’t be gone for too long because I still love drawing the fashion sketches. Anyway I’ll still be around lurkin, heartin, and rebloggin. If you wanna see my silly sketches and other stuff follow my personal blog.   

Mostly posting so people who prefer their lingerie superheroic will know to follow Socially Stealth, who’s working to create hot hot Wonder Woman lingerie.

megarinri:

Wolverine inspi sketch. Not from the sketch I posted a couple days ago but yeah shhh it’s okay. 

Tis an easy make/attainable outfit : ). 

  • Make or get a yellow top. Add on blue sleeves and black stripes along the side. 
  • Red elastic belt or a red waist cincher. X-Men belt buckle is optional but would be really neat : ). 
  • Any very blue skirt. Can opt out for shorts or pants. 
  • Yellow tights!
  • Blue shoes. 
  • Accesorize! I think a black bow or bandana type bow would be cute. Bracelets. And those claw rings haha.
On a side note, I will be on a short hiatus starting today! 
Some anons asked me if I will be posting more lingerie designs on my tumblr. The answer is yes I will! But you can’t see it… yet >:). I design for Socially Stealth now. Please support us so we can get rights to your favorite comic book characters so I can show you guys the designs and so you guys can also buy them ^O^.
Never the less, things have been going great so far and I really need to pump out more lingerie designs. 
I also really need to work on artwork for Otakon Artist Alley this year haha.
And I’m moving into a house. These next couple months will be very busy for me oh man. Hopefully I won’t be gone for too long because I still love drawing the fashion sketches. Anyway I’ll still be around lurkin, heartin, and rebloggin. If you wanna see my silly sketches and other stuff follow my personal blog.   

Mostly posting so people who prefer their lingerie superheroic will know to follow Socially Stealth, who’s working to create hot hot Wonder Woman lingerie.

albinwonderland:

laurenmoran:

lulubonanza:

Superman Dress
Made By
Cation Designs


I loooove this dress….and love the Super cutout in the back…


n_____n

i need this dress

grabby hands

The Superman cutout! <3

danielbetancourt:

Carolyn Murphy &amp; David Gandy // January 2009 // American Vogue 
I personally would love to see a movie with the 2 of them in it..!! 

danielbetancourt:

Carolyn Murphy & David Gandy // January 2009 // American Vogue 

I personally would love to see a movie with the 2 of them in it..!! 

wondygirl:

Decide to re-post my Captain America cosplay pictures since I get some questions about my icon a lot, lol.

And yes I realize this is me attention whoring but whatever, today is my birthday and I do what I want.

Bonus picture



Fact: That shield was made in China

Love this cosplay! Girl is hella cute. Yeeeeah, AMERICA.