I wasn’t able to draw at the time the Pacific Rim sequel was announced, so to compensate, I animated all the drift compatibles dancing horribly in celebration of the upcOMING ANIMATED SERIES 8V
OH MY GOD THIS IS PURE GOLD I LOVE THIS SO MUCH
Annual ‘I Miss Roleplaying’ thoughts.
Because.. ya know.. when I watched the Electric Lady video… sounded like a pretty good Super Heroine to me… And we’re kinda in a drought for black superheroines. ONLY ONE THING LEFT TO DO.
'Will you be electric sheep?
Electric ladies, will you sleep?
Or will you preach?’
Anonymous said: sorry to have you go over this again. But what does autochorissexualism mean?
The following definition can be found in our lexicon:
Autochorissexualism: A disconnection between oneself and a sexual target/object of arousal; may involve sexual fantasies, or arousal in response to erotica or pornography, but lacking any desire to be a participant in the sexual activities therein. Commonly found in asexual people; an analogous feeling may occur in aromantic people for romantic fantasies. Coined by Anthony Bogaert. (via anagnori)
I hope this helps!
Actually, because I’m thinking about it now, I’ve had to weld two interpretations of Coulson together to create a complete character; pre-Avengers Coulson, and Avengers/AoS Coulson. They almost feel like two different people, and to an extent, they are.
Coulson, prior to the Avengers, was a stand-in for Jasper Sitwell. That’s important to know, because 616 Sitwell is nothing like MCU Sitwell, which is a god damn shame but that’s not the point of this meta.
Jasper Sitwell in 616 is SHIELD.’s number one fanboy. Nothing in the world matters as much to Jasper Sitwell as SHIELD.—not even his occasional love interest Madame Masque. Coulson was meant to be drawn from this character, as they both acted as SHIELD’s go-between to Tony Stark and SHIELD.
Coulson, as such, was a government agent absolutely married to his work. He was meant to blend into the background and act casual and calm and in general forgettably bland, until he was needed to act on his orders, after which he dropped everything, became a stone-cold badass for like ten minutes, and then went back to being the guy who looks like every CPA in existence ever.
That said, Coulson was good, he was a good person who liked the people he had to interact with, (Pepper clearly liked him, and he’s never anything but respectful towards her in IM1), but his ultimate loyalty was SHIELD, always. He might’ve liked Jane too, but he still took all her work, because SHIELD needed it. That’s certainly not a nice thing to do, but Coulson did it because he saw his job, always, as something that had to be done.
And he did it with the best intentions whenever possible, sure, but I honestly don’t think pre-Avengers Coulson is an everyman character. Certainly not as much as AoS/Avengers would have us think. He was a little shadier, his ultimate loyalty an organization that no one really understood the full intentions of at the time. Therefore, he himself was enigmatic. He was a good guy but he was working for the shadiest organization in the MCU, and that was where his ultimate loyalty lay, and that made him dangerous.
And then the Avengers kind of ruined that.
Not because Coulson wasn’t still loyal to SHIELD, but by becoming the Cap fanboy—which Joss Whedon admitted was mostly because he didn’t want him to have the same sense of humor as everyone else on the cast, which is horrifically ironic considering pre-Avengers Coulson’s few jokes were actually the dry witticism Whedon is noted for—he became the Everyman. He became the Fan that is All of Us and in doing so became boring, because comics fandom is woefully familiar with white men being stand ins for everyone. (So is every other fandom, to be fair.)
And like, it made him more human, but…
Making him the Everyman also meant that the writers were liable to make him special. Ironic, really, but it’s the truth; by becoming the “human heart” behind SHIELD, the face of SHIELD and its affairs, he basically got given the writing go-ahead to be loved by everyone, incapable of doing wrong, and having his character flaws go unexplored in favor of making him Director when that makes no god damned sense for his character.
Like, there are some good things to come out of the humanization of Phil Coulson, and I like that he’s also a Cap fanboy, I do, but all that came at a heavy cost, and the cost was making another white man the face of the fandom within the MCU.
HAHAHAHA THANKS ANXIETY THANKS