Captain Marvel (and other heroes) inspired fashion will be on Project Runway: Under the Gunn tomorrow night.
WHEN Marvel introduce Carol Danvers into the MMU, whether it be Ms Marvel or Captain Marvel. Katheryn Winnick is the one!!!
in memory of Fred Phelps + his legacy I’ll double all my donations to Futures Without Violence today from my HAWKEYE store.
so if you’ve been thinking about getting a shirt, today’d be a cool day to do it.
(basically: i get a cut on the shirts i curate from WLF. I give that cut to FWV quarterly. Today, whatever shirts sell from the store, i’m gonna figure out what that cut would be, personally double it, and write Futures Without Violence a separate, special, check, in Phelps’ memory.)
Tell you what, Carol Corps — I’m gonna play too. But I’m gonna change it up a little:
BUT for today, as Fred Phelps’ legacy, I’ll personally make a matching donation to The Trevor Project.
Because if there is a God, I’m pretty sure she loves everybody. Even poor fucked-up Fred.
Hello, friends and fans of Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps Yarn Brigade.
We have found a new project that we will be undertaking, and we would love YOUR HELP as we do it.
The Old North Church in Boston, MA is doing a Marathon Scarves Project in conjunction with the first running of the Boston Marathon after the bombings. You can read about it at that link, or right down here:
Marathon Scarf Project
Marathoners from around the world come to the Church of the Finish Line - Old South Church in Boston - for our annual Blessing of the Athletes. In this year of Remembrance and Hope, our vision is to wrap each runner in the love poured into stitches of handmade blue and yellow scarves. We promise to wrap runners in your love until all your scarves are distributed.
Scarves should be interwoven with love and courage, measuring approximately 4”-6” wide and 60” long, any pattern. Colors: blue and yellow (Use the official Boston Athletic Association colors Pantone 109C and Pantone 294C as a guide.)
Artists (knitters, crocheters, weavers): send or bring your scarves to arrive by April 5, 2014. We are accepting scarves immediately. Please include contact information. Questions? Email ScarfProject@oldsouth.org.
We encourage you to share your scarves and scarves in progress with us. Post photos on Old South Church’s Facebook page, and tweet photos at @OSCboston. Use #marathonscarves and #oneyearlater on Twitter and Instagram.
Our beloved hero, Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers, hails from the city of Boston in the great Commonwealth of Massachusetts (as do I, Johanna), and I’m sure that she felt the sting of pain, loss, and violation that all of us felt when something as pure and human as a marathon was disrupted last year by the violent bombings.
We rise stronger. All of us. As Carol goes higher, further, faster, more, so will every single person who runs that marathon on Monday, April 21. We will be knitting scarves, conveniently in two of the colors of Captain Marvel’s uniform, to help wrap everyone who participates in this race in love. The love of humanity. The love of our community, the Carol Corps. The love of people everywhere, who push themselves harder, further, for so many reasons, and to show that we will not be beaten. We will not be broken. We will not be held captive by fear and by loss. We will go forward, brilliantly. With strength. With pride and with honor. NOTHING can beat us. We will punch all the dinosaurs.
That’s what I’m wrapping into every single scarf that I knit for this project, on behalf of the Carol Corps, and the Yarn Brigade.
tigrerosa agentpaxieamor maratini and the rest of the carolcorpsyarnbrigade would love it if you were able to contribute a scarf, along with us. You don’t need to knit or crochet beautifully. Your project, and your love, will make the result beautiful. If you need help or advice, or want to know how to start, you can contact the CCYB at carolcorpsyarnbrigade(at)yahoo(dot)com. We’ll help. We’re also on Ravelry, and we’re available via ask for questions and help too.
Help us knit and crochet and weave. Help us wrap the strength and power of Captain Marvel around everybody we can.
And watch this space for updates on this project over the next couple weeks.
Fly high. Remember that moment, when you’ve lost contact with the earth, and before gravity drags you back down. Remember how every little girl flies in that moment. Share that love.
( kellysue can you please signal boost?)
Want to help?
I haven’t knit in six years, but maybe I’ll pick up the needles again for this one.
Earlier in the school year, generous folks on Tumblr donated to help my students get a whole shelf of graphic novels to help raise their literacy levels, and the kids were literally leaping with excitement when the boxes of books arrived. Thanks to Kelly Sue DeConnick’s signal boost, it was funded fully and the kids even got to write thank you’s to a published author who got involved. Kids not even from my classes started coming to borrow books. Now I want to expand that library and to encourage more reading to get students to to push their own limits as readers, as well as answer their requests for more of the diversity of authors and characters they saw and loved in the graphic novels. This is a bunch of kids who wanted me to get copies of the new Ms. Marvel to read as it comes out! So, I just created a request for my classroom at DonorsChoose.org. The project is called Leaping Up: Challenges Through Chapter and Graphic Novels.
Give to my classroom by March 15 and your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).
If you chip in to help my students, you’ll get awesome photos, thank you letters if you wish to get them, and our heartfelt thanks. Even a little bit adds up to help!
Thank so much,
P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help my classroom, please pass this along!
#we are all spider-man
—Spidey Super Stories #39 (1979) art by Win Mortimer & Mike Esposito
Well, the way I see it more people can fit into Spider-Man’s world than Black Widow’s… Peter’s identity is secret but his world is ours. The whole reason his identity is secret is that he wants to have a normal life as well as a superhero life. Natasha does not have a secret identity, not the way Peter does, in fact she banks on her reputation as a world class spy and sometime assassin. But Natasha’s world is secrets. She works in the shadows and because of that she doesn’t often allow herself to live outside them. Could she fit into Spider-Man’s world? Absolutely. I’d argue she already does every time she works with the Avengers to save the world out in the open. But she always slips back into her shadow world and tells herself it is where she belongs. Natasha believes the world needs Black Widow to do the things Spider-Man, or Captain America, can’t do.
I’m not certain what you mean by “make the transition [from] Madam to a costumed fighter” but it reminds me of a conversation I once had about Natasha and the difference between James Bond and a prostitute (to be clear, Natasha is Bond on that spectrum). I don’t think that Spidey inspired her take up heroing — if any man did (super debatable), I’d say it’s canonically Hawkeye. That said, an AU where she wanted to be Peter’s kind of spider would be adorable.
And I would love to see Natasha befriend Peter, too. I would absolutely love for them to have a conversation about their similarities and differences. It would be good for both!
ALL-NEW MS. MARVEL #1 starring Kamala Khan hits the stands today. If you haven’t pre-ordered it, now’s a great time to add it to your pull list!
Peter: You let him go… you had the Punisher, and you let him go.
Natasha: That is, of course, one way to look at it.
Peter: Here’s another way to look at it, Natasha: you let a mass-murderer go free.
Natasha: Yes. But I also saved 117 young boys and girls from lives of disease, depravation, starvation, exploitation, and war. So in the balance, I think I made the right choice. And we both know that you think so, too.
From Punisher: War Zone #3, by Greg Rucka and Carmine di Giandomenico.
☆ C o m i c s F e m s l a s h : February 1-4th
Celebrating all your canon and fanon favs, Comics Femslash is a 4 day appreciation fest of queer ladies in comics! Sign up for participation.
☆ K a m a l a K h a n L a u n c h P a r t y : February 5th
Ms. Marvel #1 comes out February 5th! Join us for the party as we read the new comic together and celebrate this huge step in diversity for Marvel in the #kamalakhanlaunch tag on tumblr.
☆ F C A W - Female Creators Appreciation Week : February 6-12th
For a whole week we’re celebrating the talented writers, artists, and editors who create our comics during the Female Creators Appreciation Week, right here on tumblr in the #fcaw tag! Sign up for participation.
☆ Galentines Gift Exchange : February 13-14th
Sign up for the Galentine’s gift exchange to give and receive awesome comics ladies presents!
☆ S i f W e e k : February 15-19th
5 days of Sif appreciation- from favorite moments to ships, we’re celebrating Sif in the #sifweek tag on tumblr!
☆ J a n e b o r e e : February 21-22nd
Janeboree is back! And with it, we’re bringing two days of celebration for our favorite MCU scientist- from comics appreciation with the Mighty Thor, to movie streaming throughout the weekend. Sign up for participation.
☆ S c i e n c e P r o s : February 23-28th
What’s better than science bros? Science Pros! This event is going to be 6 days of celebration of the pro scientists and intellectuals of Marvel and DC. Sign up for participation.
All of this is happening in the #february femfest tag on tumblr. See you February 1st!
Lots of sign ups available!