Here's what I know:

It takes two seconds to be nice to someone.

Think three steps ahead.

You don’t really own anything you can’t carry on your back at a dead run.*

Good comedy punches up, not down.**





* Quote from Daniel Keys Moran
** This goes for pretty much everything. Kick upwards.

 

afternoonsnoozebutton:

"The #1 and #2 stories on GQ.com right now"or "No respect: How the media covers two equally well-respected comedians, one of whom is a woman"

afternoonsnoozebutton:

"The #1 and #2 stories on GQ.com right now"or "No respect: How the media covers two equally well-respected comedians, one of whom is a woman"

If you kill a person, you’re a murderer. If you steal, no one would hesitate to call you a thief. But in America, when you force yourself on someone sexually, some people will jump through flaming hoops not to call you a rapist.

jl8comic:

JL8 #172 by Yale Stewart
Based on characters in DC Comics. 
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Alright, so I managed to get this one done in time to go up today rather than Friday. The remainder of the amended con schedule (#173 on Tuesday, #174 on Friday, etc.) should stay the same.
ANYWAY. A friendly reminder that I’ll be attending C2E2 in Chicago this weekend, from 4/25-27. You can find me at Table U17 in Artist Alley. Swing by and say hey!
-Yale

jl8comic:

JL8 #172 by Yale Stewart

Based on characters in DC Comics. 

Like the Facebook page here!

Archive

2014 Con Schedule

Twitter

—-

Alright, so I managed to get this one done in time to go up today rather than Friday. The remainder of the amended con schedule (#173 on Tuesday, #174 on Friday, etc.) should stay the same.

ANYWAY. A friendly reminder that I’ll be attending C2E2 in Chicago this weekend, from 4/25-27. You can find me at Table U17 in Artist Alley. Swing by and say hey!

-Yale

Bad books on writing tell you to ‘WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW’, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.

Joe Haldeman (via maxkirin)

It should be two sentences.

  • Write what you know.
  • Now go learn something.

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Received Rape Threats After Criticizing a Comic Book

The most horrific part of the article is this:

My reaction to the rape threats wasn’t immediately fear. It was more of a Zen-like calm and a sort of “Oh, okay, here I am at that point now” moment.

Read that again.

Those two sentences, especially the second, let’s you know exactly how ingrained misogyny and rape culture are in our society. A woman shares her opinion and her reaction to a rape threat is,  “Oh, okay, here I am at that point now.”

 “Oh, okay, here I am at that point now”

The blase reaction is because it was expected. So many women, in all industries and walks of life, have come to accept that rape threats happen. It has become so commonplace and default “this will shut her up” that it is no longer shocking. So common that it happened for daring to express an opinion about a A FUCKING COMIC BOOK. 

That is terrifying on multiple levels.

So keep talking, Janelle. In order for it to stop, people need to know it exists. And once we know it exists, we ALL need to stand and let others know it’s not acceptable. At all. Ever.

Speak up.

Nine Planets Without Intelligent Life : Bohemian Drive

Have you read Nine Planets Without Intelligent Life? No? It’s a pretty rad webcomic. The description:

A philosophical road comic about two unemployed robots on an improvised interplanetary voyage of self discovery. 

This comic is finished.

Give it a whirl.

stevemarmel:

I knew it.   I just knew it.
To every one of you who defended him - now is the time for you to go “oops!”  Start deleting those “Clive Bundy, hero” posts because…
…AS WE’VE BEEN SAYING…
…He’s everything we knew him to be.
Moocher?  Yep.  Deadbeat?  You bet. Domestic Terrorist?  Uh huh.  And now you can add bigot to the pile.
"I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy?" - Cliven Bundy, pontificating on "The Negro."
That’s your guy.
So today is going to be a day of people back-pedaling - hell, Rand Paul’s office is already “unavailable for comment.”  
Today they’re going to try to make #BundyRanch about the issue, about how it’s bigger than one man.
NOPE.
Today is going to be a day of pointing out - the man and the issue are inexorably linked.  That little thing inside your head that said it felt a little bit like the Klan marshaling an army?  You weren’t wrong.
Your hero is terrible, “Bundy Ranch patriots.”  He always was.  So today, as you have a sad face over him revealing who we knew he was all long…
…As you desperately go digging through your timelines and your twitter feed to delete those words of praise about what a great American this guy is…
…I have no sympathy for you.
You chose this monster.  You picked him.  You wrapped him in the flag and in doing so, soiled it.
Apologize.  Turn your back on this creep. 
And next time, do better.
- Steve- - -
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/us/politics/rancher-proudly-breaks-the-law-becoming-a-hero-in-the-west.html?hpw&rref=us&fb_source=message

stevemarmel:

I knew it.   I just knew it.

To every one of you who defended him - now is the time for you to go “oops!”  Start deleting those “Clive Bundy, hero” posts because…

…AS WE’VE BEEN SAYING…

…He’s everything we knew him to be.

Moocher?  Yep.  Deadbeat?  You bet. Domestic Terrorist?  Uh huh.  And now you can add bigot to the pile.

"I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy?" - Cliven Bundy, pontificating on "The Negro."

That’s your guy.

So today is going to be a day of people back-pedaling - hell, Rand Paul’s office is already “unavailable for comment.”  

Today they’re going to try to make #BundyRanch about the issue, about how it’s bigger than one man.

NOPE.

Today is going to be a day of pointing out - the man and the issue are inexorably linked.  That little thing inside your head that said it felt a little bit like the Klan marshaling an army?  You weren’t wrong.

Your hero is terrible, “Bundy Ranch patriots.”  He always was.  So today, as you have a sad face over him revealing who we knew he was all long…

…As you desperately go digging through your timelines and your twitter feed to delete those words of praise about what a great American this guy is…

…I have no sympathy for you.

You chose this monster.  You picked him.  You wrapped him in the flag and in doing so, soiled it.

Apologize.  Turn your back on this creep. 

And next time, do better.

- Steve
- - -

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/us/politics/rancher-proudly-breaks-the-law-becoming-a-hero-in-the-west.html?hpw&rref=us&fb_source=message