ellemariecollins said: Where do you draw the line between a queer headcanon and a queer reading in the critical sense? Is it just a rhetorical difference between how fans talk and how academics talk (not that we aren't the same people half the time), or is there more?
It’s less an academic/fan line for me—that’s a boundary I chafe at regardless—than a text/imagination one. To me—with the caveat that I am pretty fucking nutty about compartmentalization and semantics, to a point that includes generating a lot of unnecessary boundaries and dichotomies—the former is primarily about personal extensions of / tangents from text; and the latter, demonstrable textual coding (with the understanding that that, too, is hella subjective), deliberate or otherwise.
Does that make sense?
thesevenbeerstitch said: How do you feel about gambit? Do you think he's a fun wildcard or lame cyclops ripoff?
I think he oscillates violently between a lot of fun and deeply fucking creepy.
mtgmanabarbs said: What SDCC announcement this weekend would most excite you? Do not feel constrained by plausibility.
I would like to hear that the comics industry finally got its shit together. That would be a good one.
thechrishaley said: How are you feeling about things?
Disquiet and disconnected.
This is comforting to me, because I think Rachel and I are both people in this at different times.
Team Cyclops tries to be there for each other.
That’s part of being Team Cyclops.
I think it’s past time that I officially signed on to Team Cyclops, because these characters are both me as well.
I know I am flouting the system in multiple ways, but I’m gonna call special circumstances for this one:
It’s cool. When anything’s been running this long, the continuity is bound to get convoluted.
Opening the ask box, because it’s a weird day, and why the hell not?
The usual caveats apply: Opinions and personal podcast-related stuff are fine, but X-Plain continuity questions left in the postcardsfromspace ask box will be deposited in the Memory Hole, at the tender mercies of the Memory Eels and their improbably numerous teeth.)
Beloved pal #JoshDysart came by #ArtistAlley and said hello. Love him. And you should check out all his work. #SDCC2014 #SDCC #tessfowler
Aw. I miss that dude.
Project Mercury astronaut, Donald Slayton rides an orbital attitude simulator at Langley Air Force base, Virginia, 1959. Due to an erratic heart condition, he was the only member of the seven man crew not to fly on the mission in 1962.
I am generally pretty glad not to be at SDCC, but there are a few things I am really sad about missing, so here’s all the maudlin, wistful, wish-I-was-there-because stuff in one swell foop:
- Intersecting with lot of friends and colleagues who live far away.
- Podcast team-up with Glen Weldon.
- Community press room and panel.
- Filling in more of the sketchbook wish list.
- A gender-and-comics panel I’d have really liked to have been on.
- The ghost-town feel of Sunday night.
- The grim staring-into-the-abyss camaraderie.
- The general feeling of actually being where the action is.