Glamour UK:What do you get riled up about in a feminist context?
Gillian Anderson:A lot. I have feminist bones and when I hear things or see people react to women in certain ways I have very little tolerance.
Glamour UK:But don't you feel sorry for modern men? Not knowing whether they should help us with our bags and open doors for us or whether we'll see it as an affront?
Gillian Anderson:No. I don't feel sorry for men.
Now hang on a fucking second
ready to skeleton roleplay? I slowly take off my skin to reveal my creaky bones. my large pelvic bone is sexy to you. my teeth chatter. you hand me my top hat and I begin tap dancing. where is my cane
i remove two of my ribs and begin to furiously play your ribcage like a xylophone. “You like that?” I ask as I play my haunting melody
I have the weirdest bone-r right now.
Janet van Dyne, a founding member of the Avengers and the person who gave it its name, appears to have been erased from the MCU. Not in the roster when Avengers came out back in 2012, Jan was set for another opportunity to be a part of the team when Marvel announced Ant-Man. Unfortunately, from the announcements yesterday, Jan van Dyne was not even mentioned but someone else was: Hope van Dyne, later corrected to “Hope Pym”, Hank Pym’s daughter.
At best, Jan will either be a mention or a cameo or an easter egg. She will not be a part of the team she founded, she will not be a superhero. She’s either been swapped out for Hope Pym, who might take up the mantle because Marvel Studios thinks women are interchangeable, or she will be an easter egg at most.
Janet van Dyne, the heart and soul of the original Avengers and of every Avengers team she’s been on throughout the years, has been erased from the MCU.
If that seems like a fucking shitty thing for Marvel to do to you, we’re tweeting out in the #JanetVanCrime hashtag. you can join us and stand up to yet another fucking erasure of a female character. Keep an eye on the #janetvancrime tag on tumblr for panels, livestreams, and links. Please don’t stay silent about this.
for every credit I want to give Marvel, they turn around and do this crap
as bad as making Victoria Hand a ‘woman in a refrigerator’ since while I never liked how she viewed Coulson or the team, I feel like she was created to be a plot point to a male’s story (hence the women in refrigerators reference)
what the hell, Marvel?
Okay I just want to defend Marvel for a moment. 20th Century Fox owns the X-Men, just like they own the rights to the Fantastic Four, which is why they’re making a reboot like Sony did for Spiderman or they’d lose the rights and those would go right back to Marvel central so they could be included in the franchise.
That being said, whenever Marvel makes a reference to ‘mutants’ they have to acknowledge and pay tribute to the X-Men franchise, currently owned by 20th Century Fox. That’s why in AoS they call potential superpowered people ‘gifted individuals’ when they clearly just have mutant powers.
Another note, in the movie release date thing that’s been spreading around tumblr, they show the title card for “The Inhumans” in 2019, which is essentially Marvel’s reboot of mutants so they can start using that to explain superpowers again.
Jan was originally a mutant with the power to change size, Marvel cant acknowledge the existence of mutants without paying for it. Jan isnt going to be an Avenger.
It’s simple when you think about it.
a) two mutants, wanda and pietro, are starring in the upcoming film, avengers: age of ultron. they are mutants. they are being called miracles.
b) janet van dyne is not a mutant in the 616, earth prime, first comics universe. she is a mutant in ultimates.
c) what are you even talking about
d) are you saying they can’t do size changing heroes because that is LITERALLY WHAT ANT-MAN IS
You also have to remember that in order to have Jan, you have to have Hank. And he’s not a very nice person, what with him beating his wife and all.
Most of the MCU has been more based on Ultimates, in terms of how they got their powers, even if they then went for more 616 personalities. In Ultimates, Hank Pym developed his “Pym particles” by studying Janet’s mutation. He got them from her.
We may not be able to have mutants in the MCU, but the presence of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch shows that the studio is willing to work around that. Make her part alien. Give her a lab accident. Make her a fucking genius scientist like she was in Ultimates, and have her develop her own goddamn superserum. Saying Janet requires Hank is like saying Tony requires Steve. It’s nice to have them. There is no requirement.
Janet Van Dyne was a founding Avenger. She named the team. She is a prominent, important female superheroine with actual super powers, who could have been played by an Asian actress (again, Ultimates), giving us a woman of color in a position of FUCKING AWESOME. Saying “oh, we can’t have her without Hank, and we can’t change his character to have him not be a wife-beater, so we can’t have her” is not just uncool, it’s wrong.
The Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) Building is the First Fully Algae-Powered Architecture
Operating successfully for over a year, the Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) building in Hamburg, Germany is the first to be fully powered by algae. The building is covered with 0.78-inch thick panels—200 square meters in total—filled with algae from the Elbe River and pumped full of carbon dioxide and nutrients. The panels, which display the bright green algae, are not only aesthetic, but performative. When sunlight hits the “bioreactor” panels, photosynthesis causes the microorganisms to multiply and give off heat. The warmth is then captured for heating water or storing in saline tanks underground, while algae biomass is harvested and dried. It can either be converted to biogas, or used in secondary pharmaceutical and food products. Residents have no heating bills and the building currently reduces overall energy needs by 50%.
Ms Marvel recently went to its sixth printing, a rare accomplishment in comics today.
But chatting with Marvel executives at San Diego Comic Con I discovered more. That it sells more in digital than print, and that includes the first issue.