"Wanton Mistress of the Encyclopedia"
ok while we are telling humorous/benign stories about being hit on
my aunt has the BEST STORY about when she was studying abroad in france for a semester in college, and she and a friend were wandering around I think Paris, and these two men sort of sidled up to them and one of them said in a very thick accent
"hello girls, would you like to get some keek with us"
and the second man immediately elbowed his friend viciously and hissed “IDIOT! IT IS ‘CAKE’!!!!”
sometimes i stop and think about the time a goon on somethingawful was convinced that the ‘confirmed bachelor’ perk in fallout new vegas was about his character being an alpha male bro who walked the wasteland broing it up with his alpha male bro boone and couldn’t work out why male npcs kept hitting hitting on him.
Also in general if you want me to try and snipe a thing HIT ME UP. I can’t guarantee I’ll get it or even soon but if you’re willing to pay me back eventually I’ll do my best to help a pal out.
I’ve gotten p decent at sniping genes and I’m sort of half okay at sniping apparel I have NOT yet seriously tried my hand at familiars but I am learning.
I’m gonna try to snipe a buttersnake
it is time to up my game
if I get one I think I’ll raffle it.
DC: Wonder Woman is too difficult to find a movie audience for-
Marvel: YO YOU LIKE BLACK WIDOW? HERE SHE IS IN THE NEXT CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE WITH A TON OF SCREENTIME AND MAJOR ASSKICKING SKILLS
DC: We can't allow the lesbians in Batwoman to get married in the comic, sorry.
Marvel: HEY GUESS WHAT WE'RE GONNA FEATURE A GAY WEDDING ON THE COVER OF AN X-MEN ISSUE
DC: The new direction for storytelling needs to be dark, gritty, mature and cynical.
Marvel: DUDE CHECK IT OUT LOKI GOES SPEED DATING IS THAT NOT THE BEST SHIT EVER
DC: After years of rumors, the Superman/Batman movie is finally coming, but with a new actor and suit for Batman and MAYBE a cameo from Wonder Woman.
Marvel: PHASE 2 MOTHERFUCKERS EVERYONE IS IN EVERYONE'S MOVIE AND THERE AIN'T NO STOPPIN US NOW
DC: We can try to add maybe one or two 'people of color' to our lineup...maybe...
Marvel: NEW MS MARVEL THAT'S MUSLIM AMERICAN, BITCHES.
DC: We feel no problem with Batman's vengeful personality being like wet cardboard.
Marvel: NEW LATINA GHOST RIDER WHO SEEKS VENGEANCE WHILE TAKING HIS AWEET LIL BRO FOR ICE CREAM
DC: We can't mention any superhero titles in our movies, that's ridiculous.
Marvel: FUCK YEAH YOU WANT A RACOON VOICED BY BRADLEY COOPER WITH A GIANT GUN? YOU WANT VIN DIESEL PLAYING A TREE? AMY FUCKING POND PLAYING A SEXY BALD SPACE PIRATE? HERE YOU FUCKERS GO
DC: Our fanbase is mostly white males, I'm sure our focus is-
Marvel: NEW SHE HULK LINE WHERE SHE GOES TO COURT THEN SAVES NEW YORK
Marvel: NEW FEMALE THOR
DC: I didn't-
Marvel: NEW BLACK CAPTAIN AMERICA
Marvel: TAKE ALL THIS COOL SHIT MARVEL BE OUTIE
We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.
This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.
The whole article sadly hits very close to home.