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clawfoottub:

fan-musings:

You know, that new X-Men DOFP trailer came out and everyone’s all excited…

Why do I feel like I’m the only one in the fandom asking how the hell Charles regained the ability to walk and Beast got magically cured in the time since First Class?

I’m sure people are standing ready with their explanations and theories, but I sort of feel like if you need to make one then the film’s already lost.

Charles randomly gets to walk on occasion in the comics, but I always found that to be a cop out. I had always admired the fact that the universe’s most powerful telepath also happened to be a character with a disability. You know, representation and stuff. It is a comic book about the oppression of a minority group, after all.

And wasn’t part of the point of First Class to teach how you shouldn’t have to hide who you really are? Mystique even makes that point again in X2.

Silly me, here I thought the whole point of Beast’s serum backfiring on itself was to teach him a powerful lesson about his self-hatred, by making him live with “Mystique’s ugliness” for the rest of his life. Good thing he now has storytelling convenience on his side that lets him turn his mutation on and off whenever he likes!

lololololol who am I kidding though? Fox and dramatic subtlety? Character and developmental payoff? That’s like asking them not to forget who built Cerebro between the time they filmed X1 and First Class.

You’re definitely not the only one! I’ve seen it a lot since the trailer came out, and at least most of the people in fandom I know have been talking about it for a while. I forgot when people first started to figure it out from the on-set pictures. But anyway, there are plenty of people who agree with you.

It’s supposedly going to be Charles and Hank learning that lesson again, this time with something Hank develops that actually works, but hurts Charles somehow too. And I guess Hank, because he evidently stops using it too and ends up turning into blue Frasier. 

Or not because I try to think of continuity as a suggestion. I’m not going to hurt myself that way. 

Anyway I hate when they undisable Charles and I hate that I heard about this and thought “Oh well at least the “happy ending” in this case will be him as a capable and respected disabled person, and not killing his disabled body to turn into a cat person or getting lovingly murdered by Clint Eastwood”.

That is a very low bar.  I hope someday people will look back and laugh at how silly people were in 2014 for going to such great lengths to avoid showing a person in a wheelchair. 

I hope so too!

I guess the comics aren’t exempt from that kind of silliness either. It’s always been my observation that “pretty” mutants get to be in the X-Men. Everyone else either gets to be a villain, or made attractive enough to be redeemed and join the X-Men anyway.

There are a few exceptions, of course.

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

"Why do I feel like I’m the only one in the fandom asking how the hell Charles regained the ability to walk and Beast got magically cured in the time since First Class?" Maybe it's because the rest of the fandom has discussed this months ago?

Late to the party, am I?

I was too busy vomiting in my mouth over Quicksilver’s “costume” back then.

You know, that new X-Men DOFP trailer came out and everyone’s all excited…

Why do I feel like I’m the only one in the fandom asking how the hell Charles regained the ability to walk and Beast got magically cured in the time since First Class?

I’m sure people are standing ready with their explanations and theories, but I sort of feel like if you need to make one then the film’s already lost.

Charles randomly gets to walk on occasion in the comics, but I always found that to be a cop out. I had always admired the fact that the universe’s most powerful telepath also happened to be a character with a disability. You know, representation and stuff. It is a comic book about the oppression of a minority group, after all.

And wasn’t part of the point of First Class to teach how you shouldn’t have to hide who you really are? Mystique even makes that point again in X2.

Silly me, here I thought the whole point of Beast’s serum backfiring on itself was to teach him a powerful lesson about his self-hatred, by making him live with “Mystique’s ugliness” for the rest of his life. Good thing he now has storytelling convenience on his side that lets him turn his mutation on and off whenever he likes!

lololololol who am I kidding though? Fox and dramatic subtlety? Character and developmental payoff? That’s like asking them not to forget who built Cerebro between the time they filmed X1 and First Class.

love-is-a-shadow:

I have this friend who is such a passionate feminist… and she loves Game of Thrones. 

ARE YOU BLIND?

You mean, is she blind to the overtly misogynistic themes and social norms of Westeros that keep most if not all the women down in that fictional universe….?

… or does she instead appreciate the writing and effort that goes into showing how most, if not all the female characters defy societal expectations of them and even manage to thrive in such conditions, sometimes in blatant spite of the patriarchy?

As a passionate feminist, that’s one of the many reasons I love Game of Thrones. Can’t speak for your friend, of course.

gailsimone:

andysbraingoop:

Comment on the announcement that Gail Simone will be writing for Wolverine.

I fail to see how this proposed, supposedly intended-to-be-negative arc is bad in any way. Seems mighty entertaining. 

I can’t believe even the IDEA of a genderqueer character with a disability is just SO HILARIOUS to this asshole.

What gets me is that this kind of comment seems to indicate a truly fundamental misunderstanding of the whole point of the X-universe. Wouldn’t a genderqueer mutant amputee being oppressed be exactly the sort of thing the X-men should concern themselves with on a daily basis?

I guess the dude bros just require that they deal with telepathic aliens and angsty time traveling teenagers instead. Not that any of those are bad things, but I would like to see X characters deal with actual mutant issues for once.

I mean, I get Wolverine is supposed to be badass and actiony, but as a character he has the opportunity to get into the seedy underbelly of society and see how mutants are actually treated and/or discriminated against.

You know, the whole point of X-men. The reason that team exists in the first place.
That being said, if Gail Simone is on an X-book, I will pick it up immediately!

Which is saying something, because I never pick up X-books. Mostly for the reasons I just described.

star-wars-daily:

Facts you never knew about Star Wars http://yayaya.dailypix.me/facts-you-never-knew-about-star-wars

Oh please. When has anyone ever said this? Vader is engrained in our cultural consciousness. There’s not a person alive who doesn’t know who that is, Star Wars fan or not.

Fake Geek Girl meme just needs to die already.

voyagesofabookworm:

dreadofapen:

willgrahamscock:

riddlemehiddleston:

mom would you PLEASE JUST INSTALL CHROME

I have seen hell

Exorcizamus te, omnis immundus spiritus,

omnis satanica potestas, omnis incursio infernalis adversarii,
omnis congregatio et secta diabolica.

Ergo, draco maledicte.
Ecclesiam tuam securi tibi facias libertate servire,
te rogamus, audi nos.

Did you just exorcise Internet explorer

iamthedukeofurl:

melissamceagle:

do you think anime parents have a baby 

and when they see she has pink hair and blue eyes they just think

oh no

she’s a main character.”

an Anime in which this pink haired girl goes through her life trying to avoid becoming the main character of an anime.

She shows up to class late, the only seat left is the back-left corner near the window, she asks somebody else to move.

She encounters a wounded magical prince in the park..and walks on by. 

Mystic lockets that would turn her into a magical girl? Throws them away.

Mysterious Disappearances in the town, tries her best to avoid them.

Attractive new transfer student sits next to her in class, time to change seats before she gets drawn into some sort of torrid, convoluted love triangle.

The entire show is just her angrily dodging the First Episode of countless other shows..

Is there a Kickstarter for this yet?

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