I am the north star

cornflakepizza:

theangryravenclaw:

prokopetz:

agnol:

ilikecomicstoo:

mcfuzzy20:

ilikecomicstoo:

Proof. Twitter.

Just because it sells doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

I didn’t mention anything about quality, only sales figures.
But since you brought it up, I’ll note that the first issue has received the highest marks across the board. ;)

This is fantastic. I love it. There are guys out there who are so threatened by the prospect of a female-led title doing well that when it does do well their response is “well it’s probably not any good.”

Fun fact: throughout the bulk of Western history, commercial success was considered a mark of quality for a piece of art. Disdain for commercial success curiously came into vogue in Western critical circles at about the same time that female creators started making major inroads in producing commercially successful art and literature - and many historians believe that this is no coincidence.
In other words, dismissing commercially successful works on the grounds that commercial success is no measure of quality is not merely a typical response to works by female creators: it has been argued that the very notion of holding commercially successful works in disdain simply for the fact of that success was, itself, invented in order to shift the goalposts and keep women out of the “real artists” club.

I still need to read this series so bad

I love how as soon as someone mentions that, in contrast to what comic bros claim, a WoC-centric title that doesn’t cater to straight white cis men is selling incredibly well, all of a sudden they’re concerned with whether or not the comic is “good” or “quality”. LMFAO ok.
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cornflakepizza:

theangryravenclaw:

prokopetz:

agnol:

ilikecomicstoo:

mcfuzzy20:

ilikecomicstoo:

Proof. Twitter.

Just because it sells doesn’t necessarily mean it’s good. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

I didn’t mention anything about quality, only sales figures.

But since you brought it up, I’ll note that the first issue has received the highest marks across the board. ;)

This is fantastic. I love it. There are guys out there who are so threatened by the prospect of a female-led title doing well that when it does do well their response is “well it’s probably not any good.”

Fun fact: throughout the bulk of Western history, commercial success was considered a mark of quality for a piece of art. Disdain for commercial success curiously came into vogue in Western critical circles at about the same time that female creators started making major inroads in producing commercially successful art and literature - and many historians believe that this is no coincidence.

In other words, dismissing commercially successful works on the grounds that commercial success is no measure of quality is not merely a typical response to works by female creators: it has been argued that the very notion of holding commercially successful works in disdain simply for the fact of that success was, itself, invented in order to shift the goalposts and keep women out of the “real artists” club.

I still need to read this series so bad

I love how as soon as someone mentions that, in contrast to what comic bros claim, a WoC-centric title that doesn’t cater to straight white cis men is selling incredibly well, all of a sudden they’re concerned with whether or not the comic is “good” or “quality”. LMFAO ok.

(Source: marlene)


thepeoplesrecord:

CNN removes reporter Diana Magnay from Israel-Gaza after calling Israelis celebrating the death of Palestinian civilians ‘scum’
July 18, 2014

CNN has removed correspondent Diana Magnay from covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after she tweeted that Israelis who were cheering the bombing of Gaza, and who had threatened her, were “scum.”

“After being threatened and harassed before and during a liveshot, Diana reacted angrily on Twitter,” a CNN spokeswoman said in a statement to The Huffington Post. (Neglecting to even acknowledge that it was directly related to the people cheering on Palestinian deaths.)

“She deeply regrets the language used, which was aimed directly at those who had been targeting our crew,” the spokeswoman continued. “She certainly meant no offense to anyone beyond that group, and she and CNN apologize for any offense that may have been taken.”

The spokeswoman said Magnay has been assigned to Moscow.

Magnay appeared on CNN Thursday from a hill overlooking the Israel-Gaza border. While she reported, Israelis could be heard near her cheering as missiles were fired at Gaza.

After the liveshot, Magnay tweeted: “Israelis on hill above Sderot cheer as bombs land on #gaza; threaten to ‘destroy our car if I say a word wrong’. Scum.” The tweet was quickly removed, but not before it had been retweeted more than 200 times.

The removal of Magnay comes a day after NBC News pulled Ayman Mohyeldin from Gaza.

NBC’s decision to remove the widely praised Mohyeldin, and unwillingness to explain why, has been met with anger and frustration from journalists inside and outside the network.

A source with knowledge of the decision told The Huffington Post that NBC executives cited security concerns. But at the same time Moyheldin was pulled, NBC assigned chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel to Gaza.

One of Mohyeldin’s tweets and Facebook posts were recently deleted, a move that has fueled speculation that his social media use could have been the cause for his removal. But the source said the reason given internally by network executives was security.

Source

The war drums are beating hard in the media. Anyone who dares to hint at the truth will be removed from the area by the corporate media owners. Shame on CNN and NBC both.