Wait, is this…? I had never noticed this
realisation of Steve not needing his help anymore
was this really necessary
It’s also Bucky being more than a little upset that they turned his gentle, harmless friend—who Bucky wanted to PROTECT from the horrors of war—into a fighting machine.
was that really necessary
First of all, how dare you.
Look, y’all know that we here on The Mary Sue are not particularly huge Twilight fans (though the way hatred of it so often boils down to “Look at these stupid teenage girls with their stupid teenage girl minds and their stupid teenage girl things that they like” is, in my own personal view, reprehensible). They’re poorly written, and, oh yeah, promote a relationship ideal that’s actually extremely abusive. But. We know that female directors are an underrepresented group in film and TV, that “the whole system is geared for them to fail.” If you don’t know that, read up a bit and get back to me. So the fact that Lionsgate is taking proactive steps in supporting the career development of young female directors is deserving of some kudos. A bad series did a good thing.
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"I only watched Mean Girls for Lacey Chabert."
As they grow up, they won’t be as sexualized as the characters are in the comic book. Not to get into the “why they were that way” but it’s a kind of visual thing. You could say the men are also sexualized but you don’t see unpleasant physical specimens of men either. Like Batman is a hunk. And a big part of the unspoken attraction of those characters is that they’re very big, handsome guys. Which is not to say that we’re going to create unsexual versions of those characters, but we will know them as people. We will know them from when they were young. We won’t have to rely on the visual pop of a bustier. That’s the characters. You’ve got a bustier on. There’s more to it than that.
Read this week’s visual recap of Sleepy Hollow, starring gets-shit-done Katrina and Ichabod “Just ONCE will one of the women in my life not argue with me when I try to rescue them?!” Crane.
There’s a pretty great hashtag about how great Wonder Woman is over on Twitter. The conversation hasn’t ended yet (and you should join in!), but we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite tweets so far. Just… don’t look at me while you’re reading them. I might be tearing up over here.
Today in The Mary Sue chat—Victoria has a flair for the dramatic.
BTW, yup, the live-action Tetris movie is a thing.
Over the course of three seasons, though, most would agree that OUaT has… declined in quality. It’s retreaded completed character arcs, underused the interesting characters, overused the bland ones and, most relevantly to this article, leaned more and more on the Disney crutch, opting to write “Oh, look, that character!” moments rather than focus on character development and good storytelling.
In addition to designing the Brooklyn Defender this year, NYCC asked me to illustrate something they can use for their anti-harrassment signs around the convention floor. The smart idea would probably have been to draw one character in my style, for recognition’s sake, but I had this idea in my head and really wanted to try something new. I wanted it to be modular, so they could change it and use bits as they like. And I wanted it to feel inclusive. No one wants to be harassed.
I talk about this, the Brooklyn Defender, and Rocket Girl in this awesome interview with The Mary Sue!
Hey, that’s us!