Monday, September 1, 2014
Another time, Jack took a call. A voice on the other end said, ‘There are three of us down here in the lobby. We want to see the guy who does this disgusting comic book and show him what real Nazis would do to his Captain America’. To the horror of others in the office, Kirby rolled up his sleeves and headed downstairs. The callers, however, were gone by the time he arrived.
Mark Evanier, Kirby: King of Comics (via nerdhapley)
It’s Jack Kirby’s birthday, so here’s that story of him being bad ass all of the time.
True fact: during WWII Kirby was assigned as a scout due to his art skills, meaning that he went in alone and unarmed, ahead of Allied attacks so that he could draw enemy fortifications.
Once he was ambushed by three Nazi soldiers, all of them with guns. He killed all three with a knife he stole from one of them.
Dude was verifiably grade-A stone-cold badass.
And that’s why Jack Kirby was the King.
This is Hieu Van Le, A vietnamese refugee who came to Australia in the 70s who is now the Governor of South Australia. My favourite part of this story is where he recounts his entry to Australia:
"Living in a refugee camp was one of the most horrific experiences one can go through," he said of the experience.
He boarded another leaky vessel to try for Australia, nervous of being turned away. But the fears proved to be unfounded. He says he still recalls the greeting he received from a pair of fisherman in a small boat off Darwin Harbour.
"One of the guys raised a stubby up as if proposing a toast. ‘G’day mate,’ he shouted. ‘Welcome to Australia’." (X)
This is the Australia I know and love, not the country that embraces a shitty racist refugee policy that locks desperate people in a multi-billion dollar prison.
i just want Journey Blue to be with a companion and i can’t stop thinking about how fantastic she’d be as the Doctor’s ‘live in’ traveler with Clara as the part timer dropping in every now and then to make sure Blue and the Doctor are still playing nice, and she and Clara could’ve had this wonderful relationship all secret grins and jokes that the Doctor is always not quite getting so he just pretends to ignore them as they giggle in the corner and one day Clara brings around her fellow teacher-friend-that-is-a-boy Pink and Blue kinda glares at him dangerously until she’s sure he’s worthy of her ‘travel buddy’ and the Doctor’s just glad that he now has a mate that doesn’t get the ladies’ jokes either and yeah basically really feeling like an incredible fantastic opportunity has been squandered because of some stupid unspoken ‘one girl per Tardis’ rule
Sunday, August 31, 2014
One of my favorite things about Wonder Woman, truly, is that she isn’t some isolated solo bad ass.
There is no brooding, Bat Man like “loner” streak in her. She has no Supermany “Fortress of Solitude.” No, while Diana may sometimes be separated from her fellow Amazons, she never shuns them in self inflicted monkery.
Rather, spectacularly, Diana revels in her sisterhoods. Whether with her fellow Amazons, or with other heroes, or with her human friends, like Candy. Wonder Woman’s enduring sense of Camaraderie, of fellowship, of solidarity and sisterhood is truly noble, and it’s one of my favorite things about her.
She’s not concerned with being better than other women. She is not jealous of other women’s successes and strengths. She has no deep broody desire to prove herself worthy. She is filled to the brim with self confidence and EAGER to embrace other women as her sisters.
Self Confidant, dedicated to justice, and embracing sisterhood with all other women: All feminists should aspire to be as wondrous as Wonder Woman.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
people suck … i lost my opal card (for public transport) over a fortnight ago, and thought it was gone for good as there had been no activity on it. then a few days ago someone starts using it!!! Like, my name and number is on it, you couldn’t give it back??? you had to steal my stuff???? I’ve canceled it - should’ve done that earlier - but i thought it someone found it they’d hand it in. i feel like such a naive twit. people suck.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. 
Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]
A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. 
Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]
Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]
Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. 
Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. 
Source with more wonderful photos
i really want a disaster movie to be set in far north Queensland because i was there when a cyclone came thru and the locals played ‘Thunderstruck’ and got drunk and to me that has always like the best reaction to possible death
reminder that the matrix trilogy was written and directed by a trans woman (lana wachowski) along with her brother
one of the most influential and iconic sci fi movies was created by a trans woman and MORE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS!! lana wachowski is a babe and an inspiration, one of the few female directors in hollywood as well as one of the few transgender people in hollywood.
"Belinda McClory plays Switch in The Matrix. At her audition she was only trying out for half of the role, though. The original idea for Switch was that it would be played by two androgynous actors.
In the real world, Switch was to be a man, but in the Matrix he was a she. That is, Switch was represented in female form whilst in the Matrix. Hence the name “Switch.” Warner Brothers revised the idea, though, and McClory won the role of Switch as a single female role in both environments.” X