I’m actually a little offended because if there were ever a male Strong Female Character
it’d be Nightwing
Isn’t that right Karen?
IM A LITTLE BITTER NEGL dick grayson was doing the strong female character thing IN CANON way before anyone knew who clint barton was but WHATEVER FANDOM
did I mention this isn’t fanart
ACTUAL POSE IN AN ACTUAL COMIC BOOK
tits and ASS
gratuitous and inhuman
losing clothes since 1980something
yet fandom still decides that CLINT BARTON is a better male Strong Female Character than this flawless prince smh
idg why or how that snub happened but I am protesting it
WE ALL KNOW WHO THE REAL WINNER IS
and did I mention CANON because
CANON MALE STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER
CLEAR WINNER BY A LONG SHOT
DICK GRAYSON PERIOD THE END
I love Hawkeye, and the Hawkeye initiative, but this post never fails to crack me up.
Artists, what are you doing?
A few panels from issue 7 of Loki: Agent of Asgard, by Al Ewing and Jorge Coelho.
This right here is why I love what Al Ewing is doing with Loki in Agent of Asgard, and why I love Verity Willis as Loki’s BFF.
Loki’s main issue since he died in Thor and came back in Journey Into Mystery has been his past self (sometimes quite literally). But it also comes out in the way people treat him. “Loki = bad” becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. What motivation does Loki have to change if everyone treats him like it’s just a matter of time before he does something horrible again? He can never be a better person than his past self because people keep him - again, sometimes quite literally - circumscribed by his past misdeeds.
The great thing about Verity is that she believes Loki can change. She doesn’t believe that his future bad-self is inevitable. And she realizes that Loki can’t change if people use his past to box him into his identity as a bad guy. Verity doesn’t feel right lying to herself, or at least she says as much to Loki during the speed dating. So for now I’m taking this as the truth of how she feels about Loki. Furthermore, I think that her attempt to comfort Loki when he is afraid of the truth-rays from Gram suggests that she believes Loki’s truth is nothing to be afraid of. That his deepest, most terrible dark secrets don’t have to define him.
Also, Verity is a great BFF for Loki because he has to work for it. He can’t lie to her, or at least he has to try really hard to lie to her. So he couldn’t fall into old habits even if he wanted to. He has to make a conscious and concerted effort to do those things. Therefore, with Verity he really has the opportunity to be judged on his present self. I feel like, for one such as Loki, this is a powerful thing, more powerful than just Verity’s ability to always know the truth. If Loki’s friendship with Verity is built on his actions day-by-day, rather than predicted by his past, he has a compelling incentive to change and to never become a bad guy, because every one of his actions actually matter in the construction of his identity, not just the ones that fit into the nail holes of the big box marked “Loki.”
Deadpool’s Art of War 001
Loki: Agent of Asgard #7
leaf senescence begins with the advent of the summer solstice, as the days get shorter and sun becomes more distant. trees begin to reduce the production of chlorophyll — a green pigment critical to photosynthesis — and eventually begin to break down that which remains in the leaf in order to reabsorb its nitrogen.
as the green of leaves consequently begins to fade, other pigments in the leaf — carotenoids and flavonoids — also see reduced production in the leaf, but at a much slower rate than chlorophyll, which enables their yellow and orange colours to be expressed.
for some trees, colder temperatures trigger the synthesis of the flavonoid anthocyanin, causing those leaves with lower levels of other flavonoids or carotenoids to turn red. if other pigments are sufficiently present, the colours can blend into auburn.
it is believed that trees will produce anthocyanin to protect themselves from sap sucking insects that would otherwise be drawn to the yellow and orange colours of their leaves.
eventually, these non chlorophyll pigments fade themselves as the tree, in preparation for winter, denies its leaves of water (otherwise transported through some of the veins seen here). in an effort to also retain nutrients, a deciduous tree will then signal the abscission cells at the base of its leaves to swell.
this not only blocks the flow of nutrients but ultimately causes the leaves to tear away and fall to the ground, where the tree can then reabsorb any leaf nutrients through its roots before going into winter dormancy.