Hmmm. So according to DC Comics wiki, that is Dinah Laurel in the GL/GA Collection.
(but I’m well aware that they pulled a retcon circa 1983 to make it her. Also, DCU, you would make my life easier if you didn’t insist on having all your retcons include the word “Crisis.”)
YAY! I’ve finally met comicbook! Black Canary. Mother not daughter though.
"A Kind of Loving, A Way of Death," is the issue I’m reading (I bought "Green Lantern/Green Collection" and am working my way through it). But damn! It gave me all the Sara Lance feels.
Also, I think I’m about to meet comicbook! Roy Harper.
this exchange from the previous issue though (italics comics not mine):
“Justice came to Desolation…and the miners won!” ~Hal Jordan
“Look at them…injured…grieving for lost friends and family… Nothing to look forward to except poverty .. and ignorance. You call that winning?” ~Oliver Queen
(Hal and Oliver had got helped the miners get rid of an unjust mining landlord who basically controlled the entire town.)
[Hey, show! Gimme social justice Oliver anyday. 2 seasons of Oliver manpain is MORE than enough.]
Sorry I’m late. But actually my train was late. Well, the second one. The first one I did miss, but that was my cab driver’s fault. I’ve got this great traffic app and— He thought he was right.
When you say you’re a feminist…I hope you really know what that means. It means standing up for women of color.
Standing by black women who must deal with being referred to as welfare queens or ratchet.
Being a feminist is standing beside immigrant women who deal with wage theft, unsafe working conditions, and being referred to as leaving anchor babies in America.
It means standing beside Native American women who face domestic violence and rape at unprecedented rates.
It means standing beside Muslim women who choose to live out their faith and face Islamaphobia, sexism and ignorance constantly.
It means standing beside Asian women who have been misrepresented in the media to be thought of as only submissive and quiet.
Please recognize that feminism impacts the lives of every single one of these groups…but we are all women.(via lifeisallaboutbeauty)
Just finished reading Arrow tie-in comics, “Call to the Bar,” so Sara and Quentin were Laurel’s inspirations for going to law school? Awesome. I mean, I know they addressed in the pilot, but the comics gives the little details.
This particular issue does Sara zero favors, but it also gives plenty of insight as to why she always put Laurel first, more or less, when she came back in season 2.
Also, last, but not least, “we can’t protect the people who can’t protect themselves.” Sara and Laurel, growing up hearing that, from Quentin. Both are flawed ladies to be sure, but that explains so much of their empathy, their compassion. Even if they hurt each other (thank god a certain billionaire is no longer in between you!), they still try to help others. That rocks.
"Shanghai" reeks of white savior complex and bad stereotypes. It does make nice callbacks to Green Arrow comicbook canon (I’m thinking of the GL/GA Neal Adams issue I’m reading right now, for example) BUT those callbacks aren’t servicable enough to redeem this mess of an issue.
Slurs are not oppressive because they are offensive, they are oppressive because slurs by nature of being slurs draw upon certain power dynamics to remind their target of his/her/their vulnerability in a certain relation to power and as an extension of that, to threaten violence and exploitation of that vulnerability.
World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.
New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.
Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.
New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.
The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.
Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.
Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.
Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.
The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.
The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.
This gives me LIFE from people who insist all languages (ALL no matter what) derive from latin bases.
Reblogging this for three reasons:
1) It’s awesome and worth knowing
2) It makes sense when you think about, you know, the whole history of human development (from a NOT white supremacist perspective at least)
3) To add that if anyone ever tries to say that all languages are derived from Latin [insert choked sound of disbelief and anger] you can inform their ignorant (probably racist) asses of this: Latin, as far as languages go, is an INFANT. It’s part of a subset of Indo-European languages and MOTHERFUCKER EVEN ENGLISH ISN’T ONE OF ITS DERIVATIVES. (French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, and Portuguese are, as well as lots of their related languages and dialects, that’s it.) Latin isn’t even remotely old enough to be a mother language. It’s like saying alpacas were the original dinosaurs or some bullshit.
Well, I was hoping with the addition of Lyla and the baby! storyline, John Diggle’s tumblr thread might actually contain quality. (I visit it from time to time.)
but NOPE. He’s still just reduced to an Olicity prop or Team Arrow person.
I expect better from a fandom that claims to get a rat’s ass about his character and characterization.
Fighting for this city needs to be done, and you’re gonna do this with or without me. But with me, there’ll be fewer casualties, including you.
It was almost like the first season was going to be the Arrow/Diggle story.That was a very clear relationship, and then they started to peel back and look at other characters. In the second season, the Arrow cave got even more crowded. So it’s different in terms of the tentacles — there are more tentacles in terms of the storytelling. But in terms of Diggle, he’s probably one of the most solid characters on the show. He’s very clear about what he wants and who he is. He’s the older stalwart. He’s very centered, and I don’t think he’s going to go away from that. I think where he evolves is where he goes with his story — his relationship with his family and the Suicide Squad and Deadshot. H.I.V.E.! There’s his investigation of that group that put out the order to kill his brother. I think those layers will get peeled back in terms of challenging his very clear ideas of who he is as a person.
David Ramsey talks about Diggle’s character development in S3
WHY ARE PEOPLE WITH PENISES GIVEN FREE CONDOMS WHEN THEY DON’T NEED TO HAVE SEX BUT PEOPLE WITH VAGINAS STILL HAVE TO PAY FOR THINGS LIKE PADS AND TAMPONS FOR SOMETHING THEY CAN’T STOP
Vote me for president I will make all tampons and pads fucking free
You got my vote
All Female X-Men by Gerald Parel