I have seen IM3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tony, Steve
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that's pretty much it for now, will be back when more coherent.

Wonder Woman, they went there :D
I'm an Avengers
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After moving in August, I now live near the biggest public library in Montreal. And they have a pretty big collections of (american) comics, in English even (like many people, if I speak the original language translations grate).

So I've been reading a lot of stuff and I realised yesterday that with my brand new camera I can take pictures of relevant passages and share my reaction.

First one: Wonder Woman: The Circle, by Gail Simone, Terry Dodson, Bernard Chang.

The scene starts like this: Diana and Special Agent Tom Tresser have a potencial something going on, they're both definitely interested. Diana comes to visit him in his hospital room and asks him omminous questions such as "Are you, at the moment, sound of mind?" and gives him tokens ( a nectarine pit pendant and a bracelet).

of course he asks what's going on, and she says:

I'm courting you in the manner of my people

I'm courting you in the manner of my people!

So many things in that little line. Explicite aknowledgment that Amazones form romantic relationships amongs themselves, explicite stating that the amazones have rituals and traditions regarding relationships, the fact that diana wants to follow those customes instead of adopting the traditions of the heterosexual America.:) That made my day.

But it gets better.

After a few pannels Tresser finally remembers a little fact:


I'm courting you 2

Now everyone who think he's going to either ask if they court as in I-want-to-have-sex-with-you- and all or just boggle at the warrior women dating and fucking raise your hand.


here's what he actually says:


I'm courting you 3
"Does all this stuff still count if there's a guy involved?"

Agent Tresser, you just sold me on your character.

Merry Christmas to all celebrating
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A Merry Cristmas to those  celebrating and a good day to those that don't.

Bat snipet
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Here are rwo batsnipets I wrote during past few weeks while I was supposed to write something else.

Title: Cats are Matrilineal
Author: grand_duc
Beta: None
Word count: 227
Characters: Selina Kyle, Helena Kyle
Pairings: Implied Selina Kyle/Bruce Wayne
Notes: So having only read out of order scans and a bit of a trade I am not to sure about how public knowledge Helena's existance was (Selina seemed to have been using an alias when out with her at least once?)

For the purpose of this fic she is officially the daughter of one Selina Kyle and one Bruce Wayne but they try to keep it as low key as possible to avoid media blitz.


Concerned person wants to know why little Helena doesn't have her father's last nameCollapse )

Title: Untitled
Beta: None
Wordcount: 210
Characters: Barbara Gordon, Bruce Wayne, Alfred Pennyworth
Pairings: None
Warning: None
Notes: I don't know what hapenned with this one exept I was talking about Miss/Mrs. vs Ms. with a British friend and it just...

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Montreal Comiccon in two weeks O.o where did August go?
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Hi everyone,

No i was not dead, just didn't have any fandom energy (...and i have two fics I have missed the deadline for that aren't even finished yet, but that's for another post)

So the point of this post is not to wince about the fics I should have finished by now (although I am sorry about that)it's about costumes.

See, I went to the con last year and came away with the intention of going in costume if I could swing it this year.

Well, the con is the weekend after the next.

Costume is still a possibility but I need to seriously get working on that. (No I haven't yet, why do you ask?) and I'm wondering what you guys think.


There were three characters I was considering dressing up as:


Carol Denver as Warbird



This is a BAMF costume but my least favorite/likely to wear.
1. I have no idea how to make the upper body armor (and it makes the costume so I can't leave it out), 2. I wear glasses so the mask is going to be a pain in the ass 3. it's skin tight and I find skin tight clothing uncomfortable 4. as much as I love Carol I love the other 2 more.

Xavin of the Runaways



More precisely, the skrull form (the female one, which I know exists but i couldn't find any scan (LOTS of fanarts though))

Now Xavin is my favorite. I love her to tiny bits, if I was going by love of the character I would go as Xavin for sure.

But on the practical side the cons are adding up:
- skintight :(
- full facial make up (again glasses, also never done before)
- elf ears (where do I get that?)
-need a wig
- find pants/leggins and shirt in MATCHING shade of purple
- the upper body armor is sometimes drawn as just a black and purple shirt... but I would STILL need to sew the black onto a purple shirt

Faiza Hussain, Excalibur

Another fantastic character, fantastikely kick ass costume. AND it would be comfy to wear.

I have almost decided to go as Faiza.

Things I would need for Faiza:
- Gloves (I am in the process of lengthening a pair for SCA fencing anyway)
- tabard (an afternoon of sewing, maybe two if I keep screwing up)
- sword (plan to hit the one dollar kid toy aisle, they alway have swords)
- hood (if I use thick material I can use it for SCA fencing, I need one anyway, again, one afternoon of sewing)
- I don't think the leg armor is necessary for the costume to be reconizable so I probably won't bother unless I find something that would work.


FOR THE FAIZA FANS:

I could use someone else's opinion/knowledge on two points:

- the symbol on the tabard is three swords on a red sun, right? It is suprisingly hard to find a clear view of it.

- She's wearing a hood, right? It LOOKS like a hood to me, with some kind of coif underneath, bu it is also somewhat similar to how they draw her civilian clothing headscarf in the issues I have so... I thought I would double check.


Any thoughts?

Fic, You Can't Have it Both Ways (Queer_Fest)
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Title: You Can't Have it Both ways
Author: grand_duc
Beta: tsukinofaerii
Fandom: Marvel Comics
Pairing/characters: Tony/Steve,Avengers assemble cast
Rating: PG:13
Prompt: Any fandom, any character, a trans* character deals with the fact that they don't always like or care to follow the gender *roles* associated with their gender.
Warnings: Can't think of any
Summary: Being a public figure is hard?

A/N: This is a sequel to last year's queer_fest fic
We Need to Talk
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Cap Ironman Reverse BigBang
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Here is my art for ReverseBang. To illustrate jazzypom 's lovely story. I hope it does it justice. So you might notice It's not the same drawing as my draft, I changed it because some of the elements Jazzypom included in her story were so cool I had to include them.

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Queer_Fest
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So having had a lot of fun last year I was really exited for (and really didn't want to miss) Queer_Fest this year, despite the wank.

So yesterday I started compiling all the prompts I found interesting in the aim of picking one and signing up. I took them all over to Faerii on gchat to brainstorm.


...and guess what? I claimed two!

Prompt:
Any fandom, any character, asexual doesn't mean asocial.
Posting Date:June 15
Which is going to star Bruce Wayne and maybe another character.

and

Prompt:Any fandom, any character, a trans* character deals with the fact that they don't always like or care to follow the gender *roles* associated with their gender.
Posting Date:June 13
Which is going to be a sequel (a real sequel this time) of We Need to Talk.


I guess we'll see what happens

bingo card
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So I signed up for the cap_ironman bingo and here is my card:


Mississippi Personhood Amendment
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I need a pissed off icon.

Postée à l'origine par gabrielleabellesur Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.




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