Real Men Wear Purple

diamondxdustx:

candiepantz:

drsumac:

diamondxdustx:

I need fictional characters with Poland’s Syndrome

Thinks to Kickstarter I got my likeness drawn into a comic by Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore.  I specifically sent pictures of my hand and asked at it be seen.  Check out panel 4:

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I was just in the background, but it’s something at least…

This is honestly so cool though. Representation is everything. Never felt so cool to have my birth defect.

This is great! It would be fantastic if we could have main characters with Poland’s though! We need representation!

I’m glad you like it!  Hey unlike most of the other cameo’s you don’t see me getting killed so I could still be out there running form crazed super heroes!

candiepantz:

drsumac:

diamondxdustx:

I need fictional characters with Poland’s Syndrome

Thinks to Kickstarter I got my likeness drawn into a comic by Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore.  I specifically sent pictures of my hand and asked at it be seen.  Check out panel 4:

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I was just in the background, but it’s something at least…

This is honestly so cool though. Representation is everything. Never felt so cool to have my birth defect.

Thanks so much!  I’m glad that others could appreciate it.  This honestly made my day. :)

zevri:

what’s cooler than being cool?

using your turn signal

kateordie:

I do not think that word means what you think it means.

davallone:

I wrote this on a friend’s thread on Facebook. I was tired of hearing a lot of bizarre, uninformed nonsense about what health insurance is and is not, and I thought it might be helpful to just break it down to facts. The post got passed around a little bit and so I was encouraged to share it here. The moral of the story is probably “don’t encourage me”.  Or “don’t let other people’s stupid Facebook friends get you mad.”

Here’s how employer-sponsored health care works.

Your employer gets a volume group discount on health insurance.

You WORK for your employer. Your health insurance packages is PART OF YOUR COMPENSATION FOR YOUR WORK. It is not FREE. You are, explicitly, WORKING FOR IT.

Your employer does not discuss, with your doctor, what treatments you are given for any medical condition or circumstance you might encounter. Your employer has no right to your medical records. Your employer is NOT your health care provider.

Part of your compensation for work is actual money. Your employer has no rights over what you choose to do with your money. The same applies to the health insurance which you have WORKED in order to EARN. It is not free. It is not a gift. It is compensation for work. I’m saying that more than once because it seems to be a super difficult thing for some of the geniuses to understand.

Reproductive care is medical health care. All methods of contraception are legal. Abortion is legal. You have a right to legal health care. There is no moral or legal difference between reproductive health care and other forms of health care. Like all health care, it is a confidential matter between yourself and your doctor.

Anyone who pretends they are a “conservative”, but believes an employer has the right to interfere between doctor/patient privilege is — at best — someone who doesn’t understand conservative values of non-interference in personal lives. At worst, you’re just a fucking hypocrite who is deeply concerned about other people’s lives and choices.

Health insurance is not “free abortions” or “free contraception” or “government anything.” It is compensation. For work.

And it is, seriously, none of your fucking business what a woman and her doctor decide for her health care.

Period. Fucking. End.

You can pretend your objection is about whatever you want to pretend it’s about, but it’s pretty obvious you’re just a puritan asshole who’s afraid of ladies having the minimum control over their lives that you take for granted. My wish for you is that your employer is a Christian Scientist, and that you get appendicitis.”

diamondxdustx:

I need fictional characters with Poland’s Syndrome

Thinks to Kickstarter I got my likeness drawn into a comic by Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore.  I specifically sent pictures of my hand and asked at it be seen.  Check out panel 4:

I was just in the background, but it’s something at least…

schneiltzle:

Dice Shaming

schneiltzle:

Dice Shaming

caughtinanocean:

Augh, I thought I could leave it at one tiny paragraph, but I can’t. I can’t. I thought it was gross enough that Remender’s OC was a fourteen-year-old girl who was drawn for T&A purposes. I thought that was as gross as it was going to get. As it turns out, I was being terribly optimistic. Because of that shitstain, and his worthless blight on the face of Cap’s history of a run, Sam Wilson — one of the kindest, most loyal, moral, and good characters in 616 — is now a rapist. 

For those of you who have not yet hear or seen, in the latest issue of Remender’s Captain America (which I wish I could distinguish from actual Captain America, because if there is any justice in the world all this will be retconned soon, but what he’s writing is Cap, and that’s important), Sam gets drunk and has sex with a fourteen year old. 

I don’t think I need to tell anyone how important Sam Wilson is. Black superheroes are still few and far between, and Falcon was one of the first. His history, his heroism, and his friendship with Cap make him someone who doesn’t just offer vital representation, but a role-model — for kids searching the pages of comics for somebody who looks like them, and for everybody else. 

I don’t think I need to tell anyone how many heinous and massively harmful stereotypes there are about men of color and sexual violence. 

In one fell swoop, Remender has filled the pages of the parody he’s made of Captain America with rape-apologist bullshit, and shat all over Sam’s character in a way that is really, really damaging to actual people. 

I thought we’d hit bottom when he wrote Steve with a shrine to himself that included Nazi memorabilia. I thought we’d hit bottom when Sharon was disgustingly and violently fridged. But nope, Remender keeps finding new and awful ways to drag the Captain America title lower. 

We, as readers, cannot allow him — and Marvel editorial, who keeps allowing this shit — to get away with this. If you haven’t done so already, stop buying titles with Remender’s name on the cover — yes, that means The Bitter March, too. Write Marvel at mheroes@marvel.com, and tell them you’re outraged. Shout it to the fucking sky. 

This shit is harmful. It’s unacceptable. We, as comic fans, have to do everything we can to make it stop.

I just sent Marvel the following e-mail:

I am truly outraged by what Marvel editorial allowed Remender to do to Same Wilson aka the Falcon in the latest issue of Captain America.  I am a fan who goes to cons and buys new marvel comics on a weakly basis and I want you to know that I will not buy ANY more Marvel titles until Rick Remender is removed form the title and this is some how retconned.  The fact that Marvel would allow a character that is such an important symbol to a lot of people and turn him into both a rapist and a pedophile is nothing short of disgusting.  Considering how popular the character was in the last Cap movie I would think that Marvel would take better care of it’s properties.

You should be ashamed.  Even though whoever reads this has nothing directly to do with what happened you should still be ashamed of the company you work for.  The comics industry has come a long ways in a lot of respects, but this is the kind of bullshit that still holds it back.  It can’t move forward until the stereotypes, victimization of women, and overall chauvinistic ideas stop.

thedrelliot:

///Currently drunk and wearing my Walking Dread cosplay for my own amusement,  Skype me and I’ll gladly sing to you about zombies,

ruckawriter:

It happens to all earbuds, not just Apple’s, but iPhone tangles seem more visibly conspicuous because their wires are white as part of Apple’s branding.

Strangely, the knots even occur when you coil them carefully before putting them away. Unless they’re on that plastic spindle that came with the box—and no one ever keeps that—those headphone wires will knot themselves on a daily basis.

It turns out that there is a reason this happens, and it has been the subject of scientific research. iPhone earbud tangles are a function of the length of the wire and the amount of “agitation” the wire is subjected to. When the two are plotted against each other — length versus agitation — the rate of knots and tangles obeys a statistical pattern that describes a curve.