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pulpofiction:

after getting my poster signed i wandered over to the trivia game and arrived to a dead silence: “how many trees are on air temple island?”
i raise my hand. i am four drinks in. i know how many trees are on air temple island
the guy looks at me, the only person with her hand raised, and gives me the go-ahead. 
there are 10,552 trees on air temple island, and there is 1 naga plush on my lap

pulpofiction:

after getting my poster signed i wandered over to the trivia game and arrived to a dead silence: “how many trees are on air temple island?”

i raise my hand. i am four drinks in. i know how many trees are on air temple island

the guy looks at me, the only person with her hand raised, and gives me the go-ahead. 

there are 10,552 trees on air temple island, and there is 1 naga plush on my lap

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First look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

I really, really like her look. I’m not thrilled with the heels, but the key elements are there:
You can see the Lasso of Truth on her hip
The bracers (I dig the detailing on the upper part of the forearm)
The tiara 
The eagle motif on the top of the bodice
The sword forged by Hephaestus
At first glance, the costume reminded me of her look in Superman: Red Son, but there aren’t a ton of similarities outside of the more militant aesthetic.
I’m curious as to what the costume will look like on screen once they’ve run it through their color correction process. At this point, everything is various shades of brown, so I’m hoping that the bodice and greaves will be red with a blue skirt. 
Also, this is clearly not Metropolis or Gotham, so I’m thinking… Apokolips? Which, if that’s the case, then the scale of this film is going to be far grander than I’d envisioned with the writers diving into New Gods territory. It could also just be a standard-issue “badass publicity shot background.” 
Fingers crossed, folks.

First look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

I really, really like her look. I’m not thrilled with the heels, but the key elements are there:

  • You can see the Lasso of Truth on her hip
  • The bracers (I dig the detailing on the upper part of the forearm)
  • The tiara 
  • The eagle motif on the top of the bodice
  • The sword forged by Hephaestus

At first glance, the costume reminded me of her look in Superman: Red Son, but there aren’t a ton of similarities outside of the more militant aesthetic.

I’m curious as to what the costume will look like on screen once they’ve run it through their color correction process. At this point, everything is various shades of brown, so I’m hoping that the bodice and greaves will be red with a blue skirt. 

Also, this is clearly not Metropolis or Gotham, so I’m thinking… Apokolips? Which, if that’s the case, then the scale of this film is going to be far grander than I’d envisioned with the writers diving into New Gods territory. It could also just be a standard-issue “badass publicity shot background.” 

Fingers crossed, folks.

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But WHAT CAN BE DONE: Dos and Don'ts to Combat Online Sexism

I read this article on Polygon.com, which they had reprinted with permission from Leigh Alexander’s blog, and I thought there was some really good stuff in here.

If you don’t want to read the whole thing, I’ll break it down:

Don’ts: Don’t ask the offended blogger for solutions, don’t ask them to point you to research backing up their points (DO your own research), don’t feel like you have to respond, don’t mansplain, don’t make jokes to “ease the tension,” don’t play “tone-police” (i.e., no more “Not all men” bullshit).

Dos: Support them on your own blog, consider the well-being of others (i.e., don’t spotlight the victim, possibly opening them up to more attacks), promote their work (and not their victimhood), take on some (but not all) battles, ACTUALLY have the person’s back (in a meaningful, concrete way), care about feminist issues all the time.

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