Cheers and admiration for Kate, Rian, our pals at BOOM! Studios, and the little girl who we hope will grow up to be the World’s #1 Cartoonist.
Today I witnessed something amazing. Almost in stark contrast to yesterday, today I saw tangible impact of lady-representation in comics.
At the bookstore I work at, we have a dedicated Adventure Time section. This family came in and those kids were SO EXCITED to see their favourite characters in comics. I talked them through each OGN and series compilation, explaining what they all were and in what order they should be read, and this little girl’s entire life was changed. You could see it on her face.
The moment I mentioned Kate Leth (and that, yes, she is a girl.) this little girl’s face lit up like Christmas morning. I don’t know if it just never occurred to her that girls can work in comics but the excitement and wonder that left the store in her was a privilege to see. I ended up selling them the Fionna & Cake’s, all the OGN’s, and an AT doodle book. She left begging her dad to help her learn how to draw Marceline comics. (And he was happy to comply!)
Kate Leth has left an everlasting impression on this little girl just by existing and working in the industry. I honestly hope to someday be able to see such an impact on someone from my own work. Ladies in comics is important. The representation on the page, and behind them, is important. Having a reflection of yourself in the content you enjoy is important. I hope that little girl grows up to be a famous comic author someday.
It was a very good day.
2 way tie Pinkie & Dash
I can’t decide, which is why I own too many plushes and toys..
Always reblog this. A lot of the animals they kill (and they kill over 95% of the animals they take in at their Virginia Headquarters) are killed within 24 hours. Not nearly enough time to deem whether an animal is adoptable or not. They even bought a giant fridge to store the corpses!
PETA is a corporation. Not a charity. Less than 1% of their 32 Million+ annual budget actually goes to directly helping animals. Most of it is spent making sexist/racist/ domestic abuse supporting commercials that won’t even air on television, giving bail outs to convicted arsonists and criminals, hiring/supporting any celebrity that claims to be vegetarian for five minutes, creating campaigns to target children (“Your mom kills animals”), fruitless lawsuits like suing Sea World for violating the constitution, and most recently, making porn. I fail to see how that fucking helps animals.
PETA does not give a shit about animals.
Plus, these assholes have the gall to insult Steve Irwin.
Haven’t seen this on here
the fact that some kids feel so uncomfortable about going to school each day that they get depressed and sick is an obvious sign that something is not right
Puked really good yesterday after the surgery. Ann Arbor roads are not fun. Lots of potholes. Potholes + anesthesia = vomit.
Anyways, kind of tired, getting pain from throwing up yesterday, I imagine I’m only just now getting it due to the amount of drugs I was on in the hospital-place-thingy, since all of that is wearing off and I feel mostly normal now. Hungry as fuck. Really hungry. I would do terrible things for some good food right now. I’d do fairly awful things for a mediocre meal even.
"We wanted this as our first prime time show, and Fox was going to run it. Then a Fox executive saw it and said what the hell is this? Batman’s not in this episode. He’s only in it at the end? The whole episode is two girls running around in their underwear. There’s no boy appeal here. I said, well, maybe not any boys you know.”—Paul Dini
Those bootwings and masks you’ve been lusting after all week? They’re right here. Waiting for tomorrow when you’ve got your paycheck in hand. Silently begging that this week is finally going to be the week when you hit the order button and have them sent your way.
I get paid?!