30 9 / 2014
There are some characters that can’t exist without another. Pietro and Wanda Maximoff (way to drop the ball on that one, Bryan Singer), Luke Cage and Danny Rand, Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson, and most importantly, Janet Van Dyne and Hank Pym. So why isn’t Jan in the movie?
Probably one of the most infamous moments in comic book history is when Hank gets angry and hits Jan, his wife. Despite how long ago this happened, there’s zero excuse for his spousal abuse. This one panel is basically the entire reason that Jan isn’t going to be featured in “Ant-Man”. Marvel’s idea of ‘redeeming’ Hank was to not only ignore the entire issue of him being a wife beater, but also to just completely ignore the idea that Jan even existed.
Jan is a very important character to the Marvel universe. Not only was she an original Avenger, but she was also the one to come up the name “Avengers”. Hank Pym is nothing without Jan. Ant-Man is nothing without Wasp. The MCU needs her. Having characters like Black Widow and Storm are great, but they aren’t enough. How great would it be for a little girl to go see “Ant-Man” and see Wasp flying around in her brightly colored costume, zapping bad guys and still being interested in feminine things, like fashion and make-up? Marvel missed an opportunity to finally reel in the audience of little girls that they so desperately need."
30 9 / 2014
Since klingon sex is basically violent wrestling, I wonder if the klingons don’t have BDSM but like the opposite. Klingons gathering in secrecy in dark cellars to engage in sweet, gentle loving, to the scorn of fellow klingons.
"How can you do that?" the other klingons ask. "You don’t even draw blood? Not a single furniture breaking? It doesn’t seem… natural".
"What is this… cuddle, you speak of?"
Fifty Shades of QamuSHa’
28 9 / 2014
We define ourselves by our attitudes. We like this and we don’t like that and all that liking and not liking makes up who we are. Our attitudes are both inward beliefs and outward expressions of how we feel about the world. We wear an attitude like a protective shell. Our attitude can help us fit in with the crowd or it can let people know to keep their distance. When our attitudes don’t fit in with who we are, they become cages. They close us off from the world. They prevent us from being our true Self.
Our attitudes go hand in hand with our ego. We define ourselves by our ego at more basic level. We think we are our ego. That is why we think we can be successes or failures. Those are measurements of the ego. We think we are good or bad people, which are also ideas of the ego. How we define ourselves as an ego plays a major role in what attitudes we adopt and display. If we want to get beyond our ego to who we truly are, we can start by working with our attitudes.
To work with our attitudes, we simply notice what attitudes we carry and convey. It is not enough to always maintain a positive attitude. That is still an attitude, stuck in the world of good and bad. When we work on noticing our attitudes, we are not judging if they are good or bad, we are just looking out for them. Whenever we spot an attitude, we can see our ego at work. When we get good at noticing our attitudes and ego we get a better idea about how they work and we get a glimpse into who we really are.
Nobody wants to be an ego with an attitude. We are much more than that. If, through our practice, we happen to lose both our ego and our attitude, we’ve lost nothing. We’ve found our Self.