I just realized: Mal Underwood, the guy who regularly gets injured, wears black and blue. Goddammit, Kitty.
Gratuitous display of characters in skimpy clothing, or none at all, under the assumption that it will attract or “reward” viewers. The character is usually female, though fanservice of male characters is far from uncommon.
This is the best kind of fanservice because it’s sexy without being oversexualized. If you look at what’s going on in each of those scenes, there’s nothing overtly sexual happening, either from the character’s or from the viewer’s perspective. The characters aren’t in a sexual situation and the showrunners aren’t portraying it in a sexual way (ie, slow pans along someone’s body, lighting, music, etc). It’s still sexy, because these are some amazingly gorgeous people, but they are, even in those moments, more than sexual objects.
(Of course I also have to give kudos for there being as male fanservice as female fanservice.)
#leverage#is the best ok#also the contrast between the first and last gif#in the first they didn’t know each other and it’s awkward#by the last gif they’re all comfortable with one another#(and screwing like rabbits if i had it my way)#so hardison and eliot are all ‘yeah ok parker’#there she goes again#and sigh as they turn around to give her privacy#cuz they are gentlemen like that#and they don’t feel the need to ogle at a half naked woman#just cuz she’s there#*ahemstartrekrebootahem*
Harley is a gift from God.
This is why Harley is like my all time favorite!
Why did they leave out the best part of this scene?;
The character development of Harley is probably one of the better things DC has done with their characters.
Female BAMFs Throughout History
this is fab BUT WHERE ARE THEIR NAMES?
- Ching Shih
- Nancy Wake
- Lyudmila Pavlichenko
- Rukhsana Kausar
- The Gulabi Gang
- Neerja Bhanot
- Zainab Bibi
- Susan Walters
- Nong Thoom
- Juliane Koepcke
I’m always wanting to read more about these posts immediately and I have trouble finding the sources.
Reblogging for the names of these fabulous women right here <3
A few shots in my Power Girl costume! No professional photos of it yet so pictures around my apartment will have to do for now. :) The rest of the photos are on my facebook! This costume was really fun to make/put together. Still need to make boot covers but I can’t wait to wear this to another convention!
when the solutions to a medical problem are “reduce stress” i am like? what am i going to do about this????? not go to school?? get rid of my parents??? force myself deeper down the road of total and complete apathy???
Darren Hunt of Utah
The murder of young Black Men by police continues.
oh for fucks SAKE
Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…
He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.
and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…
Exactly! This is evil.
Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen
Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.
This dude was cosplaying.
He was dressed up in a costume.
Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?
Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back
First off, I want to be clear, the police were clearly racist murderers and need to be charged.
THAT SAID, swords are actually more illegal to carry than guns in many jurisdictions due to US laws being stupid. If you are cosplaying, PLEASE look into laws in your area and figure out ways to not even look like you’re violating them. Even if the cops are decent enough to not shoot you, you can still end up arrested, your costume and props confiscated, and paying various fines. You don’t want that, so please people, be smart.
(girl cracks her knuckles looking at me intimidatingly) (i blush)
The problem is not merely whether female (or, let us not forget, PoC) characters are ‘likable’ or ‘strong’ or ‘well-written’ or ‘good’ or whatever arbitrary metric you want to assign to them.
That’s only half of the issue. Because what do showrunners do? The point right back at us, at “the market,” the fans, the audience, for the lack of ‘interest’ in such characters or narratives. They kill off Coulson, #CoulsonLives trends, and he gets a show (just one of many examples out of many fandoms where this kind of thing has happened and continues to happen). They introduce a female character, she gets hate, they quietly shuffle her off the stage.
Media production is an ecosystem, and fandom is an inextricable part of the whole. Fandom has an increasing amount of influence on media production, so don’t scapegoat media producers, and don’t give them reason to scapegoat us.
Demand better. With every tool at our disposal, and at every level of the media production/consumption ecosystem, even within fanspaces.
Demand better. Fail better. Two sides of the coin, and we need both for there to be real and lasting (and positive) change.
But just imagine the incoming Slytherin class the year the Leverage crew comes to Hogwarts.