Send me a color
Scarlet - I like you.
Teal - I’d date you.
Red - I love you
Pink - I could stay on your tumblr the whole day.
Yellow - You’re amazing.
Purple - I miss you.
Blue - I want to meet you.
Lilac - You’re cool.
Brown - I don’t like you.
Green - I like your tumblr.
Black - I hate you
White - Delete your tumblr.
Lavender - give me your mortal soul/skype
Aha, I finally made a Korrasami comic! So maybe the topic is kinda cheesy and predictable, but meh.
I’m not sure what more to say, besides KORRASAMI FOREVER!
Characters Korra, Asami c- Bryke
Art c- me
Q:I wondered your thoughts on this; I recently re-watched the excellent 'Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods', a documentary that journeys Grant's comic writing career as well as his interest in sigil magic. There was a moment that really struck me, where Grant explained that "Before the bomb was a bomb, it was an idea. But Superman's an even better idea, so why didn't we make that one real?". Obviously, he's speaking in metaphysics, but I wondered what your take on it was?
I think we have been making “Superman” real for all our recorded history and far, far before. Every culture in the world contains stories of extraordinary persons who are intended to inspire people to be better than themselves — better than what they would have been without a “superman.”
You could literally fill an ENTIRE SHELF with the names of these characters and persons, but I will give a few:
Rosie the Riveter.
I’m stopping at five KNOWING this is a hugely imperfect list that absolutely does not convey the true scope of humanity’s use of “Superman” persons to inspire individuals to be better people. And I know I glossed over 1500+ years of history, AND I have only written down four white guys and a white chick.
Those are all flaws that stem from the fact that I am not an academic trained in specifically this topic. BUT THERE ARE ACADEMICS WHO STUDY EXACTLY THIS TOPIC.
I am going to assume that you are writing as a person in Western society who is likely white, but regardless of your race, you are probably American, Canadian, or British, (in that order) and you are probably between the ages of 16-30.
You’re right that we don’t have a Superman, or a Robin Hood, or a Rosie the Riveter. We don’t have anyone setting a good example for our generation and making us feel driven to become better people. We don’t have anyone BEING the better people.
I don’t know whose fault that is.
But you’re right that no one is making Superman real for us in a way that stays. And here is why:
Because the Super(wo)men of other generations were people whose actions were condoned and celebrated by media and the government.
Because the Super(wo)men of other generations whose actions were NOT condoned and celebrated by media and government SUCCEEDED.
Because our generation is facing challenges that cannot be resolved in any way that is condoned by media or government anymore. They used to be. But too many people found too much power in denying or ignoring people who were challenging the status-quo, and now people who do that are being punished, criminalized, and even people who do that who have committed no crime at all, people whose only action of note is to be a person doing a thing but a person in a category that some people disapprove of… These people, these women and persons of color, are having their reputations smeared by anonymous online hackers and even ultimately celebrities, they are having their image and products put through meat grinders, they are being stalked, terrorized, threatened, and their pleas for justice are ignored.
That is why we have no Supermen.
Our generation is killing our Supermen, and the generations before us are helping.
And no matter how many of us try to speak up, speak out, save our heroes, become our heroes, it only seems to get worse for us. No number of voices can be loud enough. No riot can be louder, brighter, stronger, or more virtuous than the people in power who decide that they have better things to do (for themselves) than indulge such a petty thing as “the will of the people.”
The biggest thing about Superman was that people were afraid of him.
No one is afraid of us.
And no one seems to be willing to fix that.