I am so glad.
It’s an odd thing to say, but I think Wonder Woman is generally not really written from a female perspective, so much as a guy’s idea of what a female perspective SHOULD be. She is often not written so much as how guys view females, but how they feel she should behave as a paragon of woman-hood.
Which makes her message somewhat gobbedygook.
Not everyone loves my Diana and that’s fine, but I wanted her to be female, I wanted her to be about sisters and daughters and mothers and kindness and compassion and rage and jealousy and nurturing and all the things that we experience over the course of our lives.
I honestly think there are some who still find that part of my run very off-putting. Which is fine, I am not judging anyone.
But I wanted a Wonder Woman who was equal parts of her name.
Past Time games raised the entrance of their events from 30 to 40 dollars. With the price raise, you also get a voucher for 15 dollars of entrance into ANY side event. I don’t know where the link is right now either because I’m barely awake, but people are essentially bitching over nothing.
A few folks have mentioned raising them higher.
These people have no conception of how little money most MTG players really have.
I think someone a while back was advocating raising the entry to like $100 or something, on the argument that it would make for better events or something like that. Might have been Sperling.
bye they’re so cute. this is so cute
Nashandra and Nito on a memorable date.
I don’t usually ship spooky skeletons but they look like they would be good for each other :v
This is an opinion brought to you by a rancher, who knows quite a few other ranchers and dairy farms.
I recently watched a documentary called Earthlings, which gets praised on a lot in the Vegan, animal rights, and animal welfare tags.
This documentary is complete, biased, exaggerated, and twisted bullshit (At least when it comes to beef and dairy, which is what I’m talking about)
It opens on beef with branding, showing an animal being hot ironed on the face. In my state, you cannot register to brand a cow on a face. In fact, the face is the least common branding site available, as it can damage the cow’s jaw and make it difficult for her to eat. The most common branding site is the hip, rib, and shoulder, but the documentary simply says, cows are branded on their face.
Does it say why? No. Because obviously we scar our animals for fun, right? Cattle don’t have microchips like a dog. If your dog gets stolen, you can usually find it because of it’s Microchipped. Cows don’t have that. Cows are so expensive, they’re like gold, so often Ranchers brand their cattle. If a cow has a brand, she cannot be sold without the brand owner’s authorization, meaning, someone can not steal young, healthy animals from my pasture, and sell them for slaughter.
Next they go on to dehorning, stating that it is cruel, painful, and often done with simple pliers. HAaha.
If I have an animal, I don’t want to ruin it by painfully tearing off it’s horns. This animal will never let me touch it again!
Most cattle, and I DO mean most, are dehorned either as calves (Less painful, not remembered), or have a shot to numb the area at the base of the horn before it’s CUT off, not YANKED off. This way, the cow can still be handled.
Does the documentary say WHY cattle are dehorned? Does it mention that a cow with horns is a danger to itself, humans, and other animals? No? Of course not!
Beef cattle are not stuffed into trailers until it’s so full the animals die. This makes absolutely no sense. If the animals die before they reach the sale ring or slaughter house, no paycheck for you! You make less money if the animals die before slaughter.
Nothing the documentary covers is explained why. WHY do they do that? It’s biased. It makes it seem like ranchers and farmers WANT to hurt their cattle. They don’t. Most of us get attached to our cows. It exaggerates EVERYTHING
According to the documentary, Dairy cattle are CHAINED to their stalls, in their own feces, with no water or food, pumped full of hormones to make them milk more. Wrong.
A dairy barn consists of a long isle down the middle of the barn, with a large alley on each side for the cattle. The cattle can walk down the main alley, or lay in a padded stall. They can stick their head through railings to eat food specially mixed to meet all their needs, or drink water. Dairy barns, because they produce milk that MUST be clean, cannot milk a cow pumped full or hormones and chemicals, and clean their barns daily to avoid bacteria. WOW! It’s almost like we take care of our animals so they produce! WHO KNEW?
Most dairy cattle are allowed to graze in a pasture with their calves, until they’re milked in the morning and the evening. Others keep their cows in a well airated barn. Calves are removed to avoid injury! Calves are often kept it smaller pens, with calf huts, pads, soft bedding, and even blankets! It is counter productive to not care for a calf. A calf is your future cow! Dairy farmers feed them the highest quality milk so the calves grow into strong, productive animals.
Dieing cows are not left in the isles. If a cow begins to appear sick, a vet is called. Simple as that.
The documentary states that a cow’s lifespan can reach 20. WRONG. at the age of 8 or 9, a cow starts to lose her teeth. If you kept a cow alive until 20 she would be malnourished and miserable, unable to eat. The average cow lives until 8 or 9, at which point they are sold. It would be cruel to keep an animal who cannot eat or fulfill it’s own needs.
Cows do not, on average, die at FOUR YEARS OLD because of exhaustion! Four years, at almost any dairy or ranch you visit, is a cow in her PRIME! We do not run our animals to death. We do NOT torture them.
You don’t eat meat? Great! Do your thing! Eat your veggies! That’s fine! But don’t make me out to be devilspawn if I eat meat. Don’t make me out to be cruel, (As stated by the documentary, as cruel as hitler to the jews), because I raise cattle. Fuck. You.
The shit thing about that documentary is it preys on people who have never been on a farm or dairy. If you’ve never been to one, it’s easy to believe things like this. If I made a documentary about how vegans grew their food, and showed it to people who have never met Vegans, or seen how crops are grown, I could easily exaggerate and make Veganism seem horrible, like this documentary does to livestock owners.
Please stop hating on ranchers and farmers. Please?
Signal boost because I’m tired of seeing people on this website base all of their “learnings” on farm life through biased cumentaries. Read it. Learn it.
I used to spend every weekend on my friends dairy farm as a kid. It’s NOTHING like the vegan documentaries suggest.
Retcon? It’s a story. You can’t retcon within a story—only a later story can retcon a previous one.
And obviously, your reading experience is going to be your own. But that tension you’re talking about exists largely within your own head.
Quite often, our fans decide that they “know” what’s going to happen, and they trot out their expert and cynical opinions—which then get revised when they don’t quite line up with expectations. Right now, there are some SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN readers who are triumphantly crying, “Called it!” because Peter Parker is back-never mind that they predicted he’d be back in 6 issues, then 12, then definitely by issue #25, and so forth. So much energy devoted to not enjoying the stories that you’re reading. And all because of cynicism.
I would point you towards Rick’s run on UNCANNY X-FORCE, a series that was highly regarded for the duration of its run, as evidence of how even bits of plot and character that seemed like throw-aways or inconsequential at the start came to be essential by the time of its climax, and how those eventual pay-offs were worth it for having been built on a long-established foundation. Rick is constructing in no different a manner here, so any expectation that what you’re reading is somehow filler, or that you can just cynically take the position that, “Ahh, it’s all going to be retconned” is maybe missing the forest for the trees.
Plus, and this is pretty basic: I haven’t seen CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER yet, but I feel relatively confident in my supposition that Cap probably survives it, and emerges victorious. And that, along the way, the filmmakers are going to put Cap in peril or jeopardy repeatedly. That first knowledge doesn’t take away from the second bit, though. Tell me a story! Let me get caught up in it as a viewer and feel concern or dread or fear or exultation at how Cap, or Falcon, or Widow, or Fury move into and out of danger, and in the end save the day. if you can’t make that most basic pact with your entertainment: “I agree to suspend disbelief for as long as you keep me engaged” then what’s the point of even reading stories in the first place? They all end the exact same way: everybody dies in the end. Crap, now I’ve spoiled life for everyone.
I… guess my post came off less complimentary than intended? I wasn’t trying to suggest a story not be told, and I loved Uncanny X-Force! I was just trying to express my mental frame of reference changes for the story, and as I said, simple enjoying it in a slightly different light than before.
RAVENCLAWS: *pick the lock*
SLYTHERINS: *find the key*
GRYFFINDORS: *kick it down
This has been a brief description of the Hogwarts houses.
Cover Art by Alex Ross