I like cats, art, fan art, teh gayz and photos of handsome menfolk, mostly of the British, life-ruining variety. I geek over most BBC shows, X-Men, video games, and books.
Both Slott and Brevoort’s attempts to legitimise the use of Manara’s work through precedent are problematic for their disregard of both the cover’s context and of the changing demographics of comic book readers. Less than three years ago Marvel didn’t have any female-led ongoing series, and its readership undoubtedly reflected that creative direction. Now Marvel’s aim to encourage more women to read comics appears to have succeeded through a wide variety of different kinds of stories. The problem now is that many fans and creators act as if the representation and positive portrayal of minority characters aren’t now editorial priorities and appear reluctant to change. In all of these arguments defending the Manara cover, I only really hear one question: “Why do things have to change just because of you?”
Dan Slott’s still gross as hell, I see.
When the Melissa McCarthy led Tammy came out, it made less than a lot of analysts predictions and lead to a lot of disappointed rumbling. This is surprising because the film made a lot of money at the domestic box office, relative to its budget (it cost $20 million to make, and took in a little more than that in just its opening weekend.)
So why were people so disappointed? Probably because Melissa McCarthy’s films have a history of ridiculously overperforming. (The Heat, Bridesmaids, Identity Thief). For Melissa McCarthy, incredible return on investment is the norm.
When I examined the 100 highest performing films in 2013 and 2012, as well as films released so far in 2014, a pretty clear pattern emerged: female-led films leave male-led films in the dust, once you pay attention to their production budget. Melissa McCarthy is just an extreme example of this trend. I’ve included highlights from my analysis under the read more.
TLDR; Looking at box office take relative to production budget, female-led movies have overperformed for the past three years.
😍😍 No Marlon, we don’t use our teeth. We have bottle openers.
Two mega stone codes left! they’re up for trade in exchange for shiny Pokemon. will send you a photo of part of the code scratched off, plus a message of your choosing on either a yellow or blue post it note, for insurance. Then I need the Pokemon, and I’ll send you the complete code. Legit shinies, please. Will ask for the OT and the OT number of the shiny so I can just double check. Hurray for Mega Stones!
I need it.
It’s important to me.
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 exclusive footage.
ASoIaF Men (1/?)
The bastard son of Lord Roose Bolton. He is known as the Bastard of Bolton and the Bastard of the Dreadfort. Ramsay considers himself a true Bolton despite his birth and is highly resentful of his baseborn status, referring to himself proudly as the trueborn scion of the Dreadfort and violently correcting those who refer to him otherwise.
The guys gets some unwanted advice on the art of women while at the bookstore. This is certainly a No Fedora/Brony Flex Zone indeed.
Ha! Wow! Run!
writhing pile of cat children. disgusting
i’m going to throw up.
jesus christ the PURRING
I feel like I just gained another year on my life from this.
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST CAT VIDEOS I HAVE EVER SEEN