Sylvia Plath. 1932-1963
“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.”
Turner attributes the hate Sansa got specifically during the first season, ostensibly because she was “weak” or “stupid,” to the fact that “people see their own faults in her character, and they don’t like facing their own weaknesses. I think if anyone was a 13-year-old girl put in her situation, they would probably act exactly the same. When I was younger, Maisie, who plays my sister, and I were in scenes together and people loved her character and they hated mine, and it really used to affect me.”
—Another Day, Another Interview Where Sophie Turner Says Great Things About Game of Thrones‘ Sansa Stark (via themarysue)
Whenever anyone criticizes the actions of a teenager in popular media, I always have to wonder….do they ever, ever remember the stupid shit they thought or did when they were 15? I mean really.
If you’re telling a non-black person about something racist that happened to you, make sure you are not bitter. Don’t complain. Be forgiving. If possible, make it funny. Most of all, do not be angry. Black people are not supposed to be angry about racism. Otherwise you get no sympathy. This applies only for white liberals, by the way. Don’t even bother telling a white conservative about anything racist that happened to you. Because the conservative will tell you that YOU are the real racist and your mouth will hang open in confusion.
I’m not saying that there aren’t problems with using feminist ideals or diversity as an obvious money-grab; to be sure, tokenism exists and shallow presentations of people from diverse backgrounds aren’t exactly great. But I do not consider reaching out to new or existing readers who desire to see that diversity an inherently bad thing, especially given a history of pushing minorities to the background or supporting cast.
Like, so long as the new Thor run has strong characterization and is well-written, I am damn pleased to pay for it.
I find it pretty fucking hilarious that, in the past, when people have stated their outrage at the fact that there is not enough diversity in comics—and/or enough characters with their own title who represent diverse races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, etc.—the answer comics creators or fanboys have given them is that those kinds of comics just don’t sell as well, due to some ass backwards logic that says those groups of people do not buy as many comics as white straight cis dudes do.
And yet, when two Marvel titles are announced that pass their mantels down to a woman and a black man, and one of the reasons stated is that the comics industry is trying to appeal to different demographics, that’s no longer a “smart move to make more money.” Suddenly it’s considered pandering.