What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity
And last week I got the news
that one of my good friends from high school
except this time
she’d gone too far
and now she was gone.
And I had a hard time falling asleep at night
and her mother
hugged me tight
and thanked me for coming to the service
but I did not
want to be there at all.
This is not
The girl down the street
would’ve turned 21 last year
and I can scarcely imagine
the wild times she would’ve
But she is buried six feet deep
after falling nearly 300
and she did not leave a note.
This is not
My freshman year of college
and my roommate was beautiful
and how I wanted to be just like her.
But she wore herself down
till she was
and if you blinked
you had to go and find her all over again.
So now her parents are no longer supporting her college tuition
but are paying her hospital bills
watching their daughter crumble.
This is not
So y’all can take your narcissistic
of self harm and eating disorders and committing suicide
and shove them as far up your ass
as you possibly can.
Starvation is not beautiful.
Killing yourself is not beautiful.
is not beautiful.
This note I am writing
is not beautiful.
you are beautiful
and it’s about damn time you start believing it.
Hey everyone! Lately, there’s been a lot of negativity in the Marvel comics fandom (not unfounded, just a lot) and we could use a little bit of positivity. So the first week of September, for 7 days, dig up your favorite comics- whether it’s the vintage classics, or pre-Civil War Avengers, or annuals and christmas specials.
The goal is to have a bunch of positive favorite comics content, so when people post their own favorite comics, they can discover new favorites from the posts others are making! So feel free to liveblog your favorite Journey into Mystery issues in the #favoritecomicsweek tag, or celebrate the old Avengers and X-Men line ups. You can post favorite comics related fanwork as well- whether it’s fanart of Tony’s rollerblades armor or meta about Cosmic Marvel or fic featuring characters currently dead in canon, take this week to share your love of your favorite Marvel comics.
This event will take place right here on tumblr in the #favoritecomicsweek tag. See you September 1st!
**goes digging through the longboxes** SO here for this!
is this beautiful solidarity too much for you, anon?
(also, i feel bad for you.)
this is important please spread
Kate: You’re Clint Barton. What are you talking about?
Clint: I—why are you yelling at me? The bad guys are—
Kate: You’re one of the good guys! So go be a good guy! You know what—? This thing you’re about to do? This running away thing? It’s everything about you that sucks. Merry Christmas, jerk.
This series is always very shrewd in its use of Kate Bishop, even when she isn’t necessarily the star of the show. For instance, in this issue, she only shows up for one scene, only a couple of pages. And yet, the impact she makes in those pages is what the story hinges on. This issue would be vastly different without her.
Back in issue #02, Clint told Kate that he saw himself in her. But in many ways, the audience has learned that Kate is much more than that. Her twists on the Hawkeye legacy are entirely her own, and by being her own person she forges her own way and helps Clint achieve more than he could on his own. In this issue, Clint hits his lowest point. He’s hopeless and defeated. Kate doesn’t coddle him. She doesn’t indulge his weakness. Rather, she demands that he pick himself back up and face the challenges in front of him. She is utterly stubborn in her belief in him. And stubbornness is a quintessentially Hawkeye trait.
Running away, now that’s not a very Hawkeye thing to do. It is, in fact, an abandonment of the confidence, blind courage, and almost stupid resilience that Clint usually displays. So what Kate is doing is reminding Clint of who he actually is. He’s Clint Barton, he’s a good guy—even when he can’t see that for himself. She doesn’t even need to wait and see if he’ll take her advice. She knows him well enough, and has enough faith in him, to know he will.
From Hawkeye Volume 4 #06 (Matt Fraction & David Aja)