Makpal Abdrazakova, the only female eagle hunter in Kazakhstan.
“It was always too philosophical for me”
“I want to make a movie for movie fans”
“It’s not for Star Trek fans, it’s for people like me”
“Khan can’t be brown, he’ll be seen as a terrorist and nothing will change that”
“Who cares if he’s white. It’s about the acting, nobody’s gonna pay for someone who isn’t as famous as benedict”
“Star Trek has a large male fanbase so we have to appeal to them (by always having women in their underwear)
“Carol Marcus was a talented scientist but now she’s in her underwear, same as Uhura - I guess the public is not ready for educated women with equal positions”
“It’s 2013! and we’re still putting up with racism!”
“Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek always promoted equality and paid wave for coloured actors, and this is still happening?”
“It’s done, why do you still care, things can’t be different”
What’re those images from?
“Far Beyond the Stars,” Deep Space 9, season six, episode thirteen.
Deep Space Nine, everybody.
So so so many reasons why the nu!Trek movies aren’t the Star Trek I love and will never be. It’s just Hollywood running around big spaceships in flashes of air and light, with nothing underneath. Fuck those movies. Fuck them hard.
This gif set is amazing. I think it’s time for me to start watching old school Star Trek.
Yep! When people ask me why I don’t want to see the latest Trek movie, this episode speaks for me. (It happens to be my favorite.)
He is the Dreamer and the Dream!
A comic about glasses. (I hope the Love Love Hill girls dig it!)
This is how marriage works, people.
Let me tell you a thing, about an amazing man named Patrick Stewart
I went to Comicpalooza this weekend and I was full of nervous energy as I was standing in line to ask Sir Patrick Stewart a question at his panel. I first had to thank him for a speech he had given at amnesty international about domestic violence towards women . I had only seen it a few months ago but I was still dealing with my own personal experience with a similar issue, and I didn’t know what to call it. After seeing Patrick talk so personally about it I finally was able to correctly call it abuse, in my case sexual abuse that was going to quickly turn into physical abuse as well. I didn’t feel guilty or disgusting anymore. I finally didn’t feel responsible for the abuse that was put upon me. I was finally able to start my healing process and to put that part of my life behind me.
After thanking him I asked him “Besides acting, what are you most proud of that you have done in you life (that you are willing to share with us)?”. Sir Patrick told us about how he couldn’t protect his mother from abuse in his household growing up and so in her name works with an organization called Refuge for safe houses for women and children to escape from abusive house holds. Sir Patrick Stewart learned only last year that his father had actually been suffering from PTSD after he returned from the military and was never properly treated. In his father’s name he works with an organization called Combat Stress to help those soldiers who are suffering from PTSD.
They were about to move onto the next question when Sir Patrick looked at me and asked me “My Dear, are you okay?” I said yes, and that I was finally able to move on from that part of my life. He then passionately said that it is never the woman’s fault in domestic violence, and how wrong to think that it ever is. That it is in the power of men to stop violence towards women. The moderator then asked “Do you want a hug?”
Sir Patrick didn’t even hesitate, he smiled, hopped off the stage and came over to embrace me in a hug. Which he held me there for a long while. He told me “You never have to go through that again, you’re safe now.” I couldn’t stop thanking him. His embrace was so warm and genuine. It was two people, two strangers, supporting and giving love. And when we pulled away he looked strait in my eyes, like he was promising that. He told me to take care. And I will.
Sir Patrick Stewart is an absolute roll model for men. He is an amazing man and was so kind and full of heart. I want to let everyone know to please find help if you are in a violent or abusive house hold or relationship. There are organizations and people ready to help. I had countless people after the panel thanking me for sharing the story and asking him those questions. Many said they went through similar things. You are not alone.
^ Here is the video of my question to Sir Patrick Stewart
Photos by Eugene Lee, Thank you
I love seeing when famous people use the reach & power their fame brings to do truly good things for this world. Thank you Sir.
Founding Father Pin-Ups, 2nd Ed.: Tread on Me
Alexander Hamilton could get it
Um. @gertysk NEEDS to see this.
When was super depressed, I wasn’t working—I was always too depressed. Hemingway did his best work when he didn’t drink, then he drank himself to death and blew his head off with a shotgun. Someone asked John Cheever, “What’d you learn from Hemingway?” and he said “I learned not to blow my head off with a shotgun.” I remember going to the Michigan poetry festival, meeting Etheridge Knight there and Robert Creeley. Creeley was so drunk—he was reading and he only had one eye, of course, and had to hold his book like two inches from his face using his one good eye. But you look at somebody like George Saunders—I think he’s the best short story writer in English alive—that’s somebody who tries very hard to live a sane, alert life.
You’re present when you’re not drinking a fifth of Jack Daniel’s every day. It’s probably better for your writing career, you know? I think being tortured as a virtue is a kind of antiquated sense of what it is to be an artist.
In an interview with The Fix, Mary Karr debunks the toxic mythology that it is necessary to be damaged in order to be creative. My own vehement defiance to that mythology is what led me to choose Ray Bradbury – the ultimate epitome of creating from joy rather than suffering – as the subject of my contribution to The New York Times’ The Lives They Lived.
Pair with Karr on why writers write.
Totally, totally agreed. For all art forms.
I graduated from college a year ago today, so today seems as good a time as any to make an annual report. Here is a big list of all the comics that I’ve drawn since then, all of which you can either read or order online. Thanks everyone for reading my stuff, it has truly been a rad year. List follows, in alphabetical order:
Sam Alden is a freaking MACHINE and clearly a rising star in the small press world.
Holy shit, all these in a YEAR?!!
Wow. Nozomi/Right Stuf is previewing the first two episodes of Princess Knight on YouTube.
Before there was Shoujo Kakumei Utena… before there was Versailles no Bara… it really all started with Ribon no Kishi. The original 60s dubbing is pretty lulzy (charming nowadays, sorta) but this is a *classic* series that I hope lots and lots of people will watch :)
Coming this year from the Premier Comics collective is Substance, a new anthology of auto-biographical and personal comics. We are now accepting submissions - send us an email with a script, idea, thumbnails, storyboard, comic-in-progress, or comic that you’d like to submit. There are no…
Exciting! I think I will submit either Silent Fluency or the latest Between Sleeps multipager I’m working on. Squee!