18 10 / 2014
DC Comics has gone from one female creator (at the start of the New 52 in 2011) to 11 at the close of 2014.
Marvel Comics has moved from zero female-led monthly titles to 10 by the end of this year.
Wonder Woman is headlining three monthly titles for the first time in her 75 year career.
Marvel is pushing forward ideas like a female Thor, an African-American Captain America, and, if rumors are true, even a female Wolverine — diversifying their A-list for the first time ever.
DC has re-envisioned its entire Bat-line in October to reflect the need for genre diversity and attract new readers, reinvigorating Batgirl, Batwoman, and Secret Six, and introducing such titles as Gotham Academy, Klarion, Arkham Manor, and Gotham by Midnight.
Dynamite Entertainment is expanding its commitment to female-led titles and preparing an all-woman team book written by Gail Simone for 2015.
Valiant Comics has released its first ever female-led title, The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage, to much acclaim.
Dark Horse Comics is broadening its creator-owned base in the wake of the loss of their Star Wars license, publishing more non-corporate-owned material than ever before.
Archie Comics is aggressively pursuing its mission to diversify the denizens of Riverdale, and add a broad collection of new genres to its publishing mix, including horror and super-hero titles.
And companies like Image Comics, BOOM! Studios, IDW Publishing, and Monkeybrain Comics continue to broaden the sheer amount of different types of material available today for adults and kids both."
17 10 / 2014
"The problem here is that fairy tales endure so well because they already are dark and realistic. They survive and get passed down because they tell readers important truths about human life. Adding a bunch of extra "darkness" to these stories actually makes them seem less realistic, because real life isn’t all darkness and wolves and stabbing. There’s good stuff there, too. Shoving in a whole bunch of extra "grit" doesn’t turn a movie into a cold, hard look at reality; it turns it into what looks like a script written by an eyeliner-wearing 14-year-old."
cracked talks about good things a lot, but this one stuck with me
maybe because it absolutely sounds like the fanseries fandom
16 10 / 2014
I love early Persona 3 Gamefaq forums, because they’re full of thread topics like
- How do bathrooms work?
- Why can’t I scrub the toilet?
- How do I get maid outfits?
- What drinks do I get for the little girl?
- What do vending machines do?
- What happens if I fail my exams?
- How do I become great?
They sound like a group of aliens trying to very slowly piece together human society.