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Saga may have a bit of Star Wars in its science fiction/fantasy mashup DNA, but one character was inspired by a Star Wars image that always bothered Vaughn: Princess Leia in that slave outfit. “That’s that character at her least sexy,” Vaughn said to thunderous applause. “There are slave girls in the world and they don’t look like Princess Leia in a bikini.” Vaughn and Staples created the character Slave Girl (now Sophie) in part because they wanted to show the horrific side effects of war. “I’m glad that Slave Girl gets to be Sophie,” he said.
Brian K. Vaughn And Fiona Staples Reveal What’s Ahead For Saga (via americachavez)
During the packed panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the Saga writer noted that while today, Joss Whedon and George R.R. Martin are considered cultural monsters for killing off beloved characters, death used to be a more common feature of popular fiction. One problem, he believes, is that too many characters live in the hands of corporations and are therefore considered too precious to kill. Vaughn feels that takes away one of the things that makes fiction so valuable.

Brian K. Vaughn And Fiona Staples Reveal What’s Ahead For Saga (via wilwheaton)

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If you’re a Saga fan, go read this article right now. (The spoilers are mild and probably stuff you could have already guessed, if you’re caught up in the series.) Make sure you stick around to the final paragraphs, in which they reveal their “no fucks to give” image for their first Saga hardcover. I cackled in glee.

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interruptingpanda:

busket:

mybodythehandgrenade:

brinconvenient:

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gailsimone:

chrishaley:

Done and done.

(Not pictured: “Butt window”, but trust me, it’s there.)

You have no idea how much this cheered me up just now.

Bwahahahahahaha

I for one, think this is a major improvement. Look how empowered he is! And it’s relevant to the character as someone who is powered by the sun, he’d want to maximize the amount of sunlight he receives, right? It’s not like it makes sense for him to cover himself from chin to toe.
In fact, I think some strappy sandals might be an improvement.

strappy high heeled sandals would increase his height making him closer to the sun. and if wonderwoman can fight in heels it can’t be that hard, right?

c’mon the artist could have dEFINITELY shown us the butt window too, like at the same time as a the chest window. like you just have to twist him in a way that shows us the butt but also turn the chest around a little so we see that too? superman is a tough guy im sure he can handle breaking his spine to show off all those important windows

He really has more freedom of movement in this, too. I mean, the eye candy is a nice plus but it’s really about functionality.

Am it the only one who’s bummed we didn’t get to see the butt window?

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shoutout to everyone who puts up with my insanely varied interests (◡‿◡✿)

shoutout to the followers who have never spoken to me but stay (✿◠‿◠)

shoutout to the people I talk to every day and often rant to emotionally (◕‿◕✿)

shoutout to the people who I sometimes go weeks without talking to but then can message out of the blue and still adore just as much (☺‿☺)

shoutout to you (♥‿♥)

you’re wonderful

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Television needs shows like The Legend Of Korra. To start, it has one of the most well defined casts of females in children’s television, and they’re featured in stories that appeal to an audience far larger than the advertisers’ target. Both Avatar and Korra tackle real political, philosophical, and personal issues in ways that make the lessons accessible and enjoyable for a huge range of viewers, and it would be a true shame to lose this series because of mishandling by the network.

Oliver Sava’s review of Friday’s episode of The Legend of Korra

It’s hard to overstate what a great franchise Avatar is. For starters, the whole thing is compelling as hell — the storyline is intense and involved, an epic on a scale not unlike A Song of Ice and Fire or Harry Potter, the characters are all realistic, relatable, and wonderfully flawed, the animation is breathtaking (seriously, watch this clip from the series finale of Avatar: The Last Airbender) — everything about it as a production is superb.

But it’s an effortlessly progressive show. It is a fantasy series set in a location inspired not by medieval Europe but by Asia, an entire franchise aired on American television with nary a white person to be found. Almost every episode of both series passes the Bechdel test. The first series gave us the marvelous character of Toph Beifong, blind from birth but the greatest earthbender in the world (not to mention teacher to the Avatar). The second series is a fantasy-action story headlined by a woman of color who is showcasing that “strong female character” doesn’t just encompass asskicking.

It is seriously phenomenal television, consistently good (with a few minor hiccups) for almost a decade now. Nickelodeon screwed the series over this season by airing it with only about a week of promotion, and then putting it on at 8 PM on Fridays anyway. It was unceremoniously yanked from the air. Fortunately, because animation is expensive and most of it is already paid for, the final season of Korra is still in development, so we have another year of fantastic storytelling to look forward to.

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