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Ten Earth Imps

L’appel du vide - the call of the void; the imp of the perverse.

Aw geez. Stumped on the very first question

Which Actor Would Play You in the Story of Your Life? - Zimbio I guess we’ll never know the answer.

Aw geez. Stumped on the very first question

Which Actor Would Play You in the Story of Your Life? - Zimbio I guess we’ll never know the answer.

gailsimone:

papercanary:

geersart:

Bat signal
parody of that Spider-man parody.

hahaha

Okay. THAT IS FUNNY.

Cute.

gailsimone:

papercanary:

geersart:

Bat signal

parody of that Spider-man parody.

hahaha




Okay. THAT IS FUNNY.

Cute.

Tagged with:  #Batwoman

APE IN A CAPE: Avengers Question for Females

gailsimone:

Anyone identifying as female is more than welcome to answer…

I was having a conversation with a very talented and successful comics artist about how comics companies in the past and even currently sometimes seem to actively push away female readers. He agreed, and cited the Avengers movie (which…

1) That Black Widow wasn’t treated as a sex object, but as a capable figure from the “interrogation” scene where she kicked butt and took names.  2) There were no “brotastic” bonding moments where the guys did creepy leering at women or creepy “we must save the helpless chicks” as a shared experience. Also - I don’t recall any of this specific scene, but it would appeal to me - dudes sharing with each other an acknowledgement of how cool/strong/capable a female character is: a “Dude. Check out her kick butt style.”

gailsimone:

fybirdsofprey:


From Birds of Prey Vol.2 #13

The sass between these two is amazing!  Ugh the writing in BoP just makes me want to drool…


This would be just perfect. Gosh, I would buy so many of these comics that are on Gail’s wishlist. I love The Question.

gailsimone:

fybirdsofprey:

From Birds of Prey Vol.2 #13

The sass between these two is amazing!  Ugh the writing in BoP just makes me want to drool…

This would be just perfect. Gosh, I would buy so many of these comics that are on Gail’s wishlist. I love The Question.

APE IN A CAPE: Guys!

gailsimone:

I promise. DC did a nice thing here. A happy thing, and there’s more news coming I can’t tell yet, but soon. ALL good news.

Some opportunities have opened up all over the place and soon I will be writing some of my very very favorite characters that I have never written before, AND I will be…

COOL. If Gail is happy to stick around and keep writing, I’m happy to stick around to keep reading. I’m thrilled; Barbara Gordon has always been my dream girl.

Writings and other things

I’ve been fairly inactive on Tumblr these days, mainly because I participated in NaNoWriMo and managed to “finish” the 50,000 word challenge. I have not finished the actual novel, however, although the project is much closer to being finished. I will finish it in 2013, and I will publish it. I have no doubt of that, now. 2013 is going to be an interesting year, for sure.

1 year ago

Tagged with:  #writing

APE IN A CAPE: Non-Update Update

gailsimone:

Guys, I know I owe a million responses.

I’m not kidding…my email makes a little bong sound and for the last few days, it’s sounded like this bongbongbongbongbongbongbongbongbong. Just endlessly. Everyone has called, executives and editors from every company. My DM box on twitter was filling up so…

Gail Simone says - “Can’t say anything yet, but I will say that I’ve been offered to write some dream, dream books I never even thought I might be able to work on.”

COOL. COOL. COOL. That I cannot wait for. That definitely makes up for losing her on Batgirl. Wherever you’re going, Gail, I’ll follow along.

APE IN A CAPE: Antitheism

gailsimone:

I am both a skeptic and an atheist myself, and I think everyone’s entitled to their opinions.

But being either or both of those things is no guarantee that you are a decent human being with empathy and compassion. Neither of those things comes with a license to treat people who believe differently like shit.

The atheism and skeptical movements are rife through with privilege all the way up to the top writers in both groups.  There is a common tendency for them to fail utterly and lapse into xenophobia, misogyny, racism, privilege denial and lots, lots more. 

We are entitled to our opinions. I don’t think we’re entitled to be assholes.

Well said.

APE IN A CAPE: Hypothetical Question

gailsimone:

And this is GENUINELY hypothetical, I post it because I think it’s interesting for readers to face the kind of odd scenarios that actually happen pretty regularly for comic book and other writers of licensed characters.

Okay, you are a writer, you have a name for writing licensed characters,…

That’s a really tough one.  I would go with b) “Avoid the characters even if you really love them because of the canon addition” - and I would make it really clear to the people offering me a job why I was doing that. If it’s something I felt strongly about, I wouldn’t want my name attached to the character publicly, because I would always feel like it was a tacit endorsement of the wrong direction that character was made to go in. Writing is about more than the characters that I love, it’s also about the messages I’m trying to convey to the world about what I believe in, and if the character is off in a direction I don’t believe in, I couldn’t do it.

APE IN A CAPE: A Slightly Frustrating Thing...

gailsimone:

…about the wonderful http://eschergirls.tumblr.com/ and http://thehawkeyeinitiative.com/ .

I think these sites do something hilarious, something I’ve tried to do my whole online history, which I think of as ‘mocktivism,’ that is, activism by mockery. You showcase how absurd something is, you…

awesome. This.