hospitalville

A signal, half-static, fading with dawn.

Dissecting a character to fit a heteronormative box is sloppy and irresponsible. Bisexuals deserve to be represented in media too — not erased or straight-washed. If NBC can’t handle portraying a bisexual male character, then perhaps the network shouldn’t take on John Constantine.

Sexuality is always a part of a character — however minimal — but some sort of romantic or sexual relationship is usually a significant plot point in superhero stories. A bisexual male superhero would disrupt the hetero male template of, “hero saves damsel in distress” that we see consistently in iconic stories like Superman, Spiderman, and Captain America. But it’s 2014, and sometimes men need saving too.

There’s something particularly elusive about bisexual male characters. There is a deeply ingrained misconception that a man can’t be romantically involved with another man and still be interested in women as well. It’s centered on the idea that masculinity requires a wanting, and “getting” of women, and not men. But the depiction of Constantine in Hellblazer proves that is a false assumption.

The moment Brooklyn Nine-Nine completely stole my heart.

mallelis:

cultivate shutting up

tj:

When I grow up I want to be Maggie Smith.

incorrigiblerobot:

That’s Jonathan Frakes. Star Trek’s Commander William Riker.

He apparently worked for Marvel in the 1970s as Captain America.

I’m gonna need a minute.

ancient-serpent:

Dated skulls, Romania - The skulls in the ossuary of the 15th century Neamt Monastery bear little texts stating the names and dates of the monks. Photo Mick Palarczyk.

Is this me bragging about how obscenely fast my internet connection is? Or a cry for help from the ~100 hours I’m going to murder over the next couple of months?