riseupwithfists: art by rick veitch (shirley's got her eye on you)
Ugh, I've stopped and restarted this several times, and inside me there's a much longer version of this post in which I explore in depth the problems with navigating in the world that we live in and what that says about how we navigate fannish space, and also the problems I've been having lately with the concept of fannish policing, but I will say this:

Can we stop conflating not writing/shipping het pairings (or not writing/shipping an equal ratio of male/male and female/female pairings) with misogyny? Please? It's a lot more complicated than that, and I've been seeing a lot of very dense, difficult issues compressed into a dismissive simplicity that isn't necessarily accurate.

Not to mention the fact that I personally don't write or ship het (with a few queered exceptions) because I am queer and am in fandom partly in order to escape all that het stuff.

(Also, if you don't think this is about you, then it probably isn't. I just felt like I had to be cranky in my own space rather than wank it up in the spaces of others.)

ETA: To be clear, I thoroughly enjoy reading and sometimes writing what I call "queered-up het", and my scorn is most certainly not including this realm of fandom.

ETAx2: Jube, as usual, hits the nail right on the fucking head.
riseupwithfists: (bart goes to film school)
Exhibit A: the sales totals for the Cry For Justice miniseries. The sales figures for the issue in which a young girl was senselessly killed for the sake of cheap drama have yet to come in, but from everywhere I've read people are expecting a bump because of the notoriety.

Exhibit B: these statements from the writer of Phonogram on why we won't be seeing the planned third series:

-There's a difference between making only a little money and starving. We're very much in the latter. Jamie's lucky to get a couple of hundred dollars from an issue... Will we make some money off the trade? Maybe. And that's a big maybe. But that means Jamie not earning any money for the six months it would take to draw it, which is the main reason why we took over a year to do 7 issues. As in, every time Jamie ran out of money, he had to stop and do something else.

-I feel frustrated. Enormously lucky, sure, but frustrated. We've done this wonderful thing we're crazy-proud about. But if the whole economic system was just a couple of degrees to the left, everything would have been different. I mean, just to give you an idea about narrow the margins are between what we are and what we could be, if we were selling 6K instead of 4K, we could have done those 44 issues. The difference between breaking even and actually being able to do it in comics is insane. It's like being kept under ice, clawing.

Hypothesis: for all of the bitching at various capitalists in charge of various comic book companies, at the end of the day we get the comics we deserve.

Possible Argument.

Possible Counterargument.
riseupwithfists: art by rick veitch (jaime harts timmy)
Since you are now the new creative boss of DC Comics, allow me to give a few suggestions on how to solve a particular thorn in your company's side.

How do you solve a problem like Teen Titans? )

Alright, back to Tennyson.
riseupwithfists: the reyes hug it out (mommas and grandmommas love you)
Okay, sports fans. This is what I did all weekend instead of writing Kon/Paco for Porn Battle (your mileage may vary re: whether this was a good thing or not).

wherein i blab about comics and families and comics families and comics. )

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