“How long as it been since we’ve danced?”
Addams Family Morticia and Gomez (and Thing)
Featuring Amber and Jay
Amber and Jay are amazing people and this was an absolute TREAT to shoot! That Gomez suit? Amber MADE THOSE PINSTRIPES by machine sewing EVERY ONE OF THEM herself into the blue suiting. Awesome work.
Cameo by Adrien for Thing and thanks for building the box to hide in!
“You’ll be safe here.”
This is fabulous. And yes, click the wallpaper link!
Guys, this is what geek culture is all about.
This. Right here.
That kid who picks up one comic. Maybe it’s Batman, maybe it’s X-men, maybe it’s the Ninja Turtles (for me, it was Spider-man). But, it’s about that kid who picks up that one comic or watches that one show or reads that one book and finds their world completely changed. Who feels like they’ve come home for the first time.
This kid, who’s never felt entirely comfortable in the real world, who finds a fictional world in which they feel welcome. That kid who knows they would accept the X-men if they ever met. Who wants to be saved by Batman. Who wants to fly aboard the Enterprise or in the TARDIS. That kid who wishes they could be bombarded with cosmic rays, gain wondrous abilities, and leave their world behind for one of adventure.
The real world is a world of bullies; of teachers; of parents who might be abusive or neglectful or who might be perfectly wonderful but, through no fault of their own, might not be able to help or understand. The real world is a world of change, and fear, and social conventions that are sometimes mind-boggling. The fictional world, however, will always be there for you. When the rest of the world is simply too hard, this world can be your oasis. I think, if you asked any one of us about our first fictional love; about our first fandom before we ever knew that word, you’d find a lot of stories with a lot of similarities.
That’s why it pisses me off so badly when I hear about people who aren’t being accepted by this culture. Stories about guys who spend their time policing the “fake” geek girls. People who so harshly judge the cosplayers who “get it wrong”, because they don’t have the right body type or enough money to get every costume piece perfect. These people who act as if you can’t really love a character if you’ve only read or seen some of it; who forget that fandom is often love at first sight. It only took me one episode of Star Trek to know I loved it. If I didn’t have the time or ability to watch every episode, does that make my love any less real than the person who owns every season?
Geek culture can and should be the most accepting culture there is. We are bound together by a love for a world that is other than our own. There’s no need for credentials or proof, just a sharing of this love and a welcoming of all comers with open arms. These characters, this world, will always accept you, and so will I.
You’ll be safe here.
Photo by Ken AD Photography
Laurie Juspeczyk as Silk Spectre from Before Watchmen, worn by Fire Lily. Photo by David Dunn.
It really annoys me when parents push their desires on their children. This worked out really well despite that. I mean, c’mon parents! It’s dress up time, let them be what they want. My brother and I used to play Batman and Robin all the time. We’re grab blue and yellow towels to be our capes and then ran around the neighborhood fighting crime.
Whitelemon as Polaris, X-Factor Cosplay [Lorna Dane - Marvel Comics]
Submitted by nomagikforme
hi guys! this is a comic i made for a final in my comics in literature class. we had to do a research paper on a topic we’d discussed in class and then accompany it with a comic with a relevant subject. my paper was about hyper-sexualization of women in comic books, but i decided to broaden it out here as well as personalize it and make myself the subject and discuss something i’ve been subjected to in the convention circuit and on the internet as well as thousands of other women, as well as give a cue to thought about how the comic book industry as well as the video game industry and even just media in general (all of which are male dominated) push such ridiculous pressures onto girls and women.
also, it feels kind of silly to have to add this since i hope it’s obvious, but i am very aware that there are men that don’t subscribe to this attitude, and am incredibly grateful that these issues are brought to light to people other than the ones that are subjected to it.
anyway haha i have literally been staring at this for 9 hours i don’t even know which direction is up anymore. thanks for reading!!!
it’s upsetting how true this is :(
Fear his Might!!!
Oh Doctor my doctor
The Eleven Doctors
Saturday, Megacon 2013
Am I the only one with the giant crush?