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Storm #1 or "Why mmmagpie bitches about people fucking with the colors in comic panels"

Images on the left are original screenshots from the digital version of the comic. They’ve been cropped, and that’s it.  The images on the right belong to three users - links to the original posts are in the captions. 

Now…do you see what’s wrong with this picture? This is why I bitch about edits, and how they misrepresent the comics. Storm has pretty dark skin. If you hadn’t read the comics, and only seen the edits, you might be a bit taken aback by that fact. That’s a problem. In polite company, it’s generally agreed that lightening the skin of a person of color is a no-no. And, unfortunately, that’s what’s going on here.

I’m not claiming that these edits were made to lighten Storm’s skin. But they do lighten her skin. And that is something to take into consideration before posting an edit. Representation of women and minorities in comics is a huge issue, and it’s fucking amazing that Storm finally has her own solo title. It’s not amazing that her skin is being lightened because people seem to feel a need to add a #mine tag underneath somebody else’s artwork. 

Ugh, sorry, I know that whining won’t make a difference, but the most popular set I’ve seen still has Storm’s skin significantly lighter than it appears in the comics. She’s also inexplicably orange.

These are part of set by clintbarttons (sorry, it won’t let me tag!). Once again, I don’t think that anybody is actually thinking “Wow, Storm’s skin is way too dark. I’ve gotta fix that!” but I do think that people should be aware that this is still a problem, even if they’re doing it unintentionally. 

I wouldn’t have added more to my original rant if I hand’t had several people tell me that they weren’t aware that Storm was particularly dark skinned. And I find that a bit alarming. All that the people I’ve spoken to have seen are edits on Tumblr where Storm’s skinned has been lightened. Because the sets that get popular are the ones where Storm’s skin has been fucked with. And THEN people who aren’t reading any books in which Storm appears aren’t even aware of her skin color. Which is pretty fucked up. White washing is never good. 

TL;DR Highlights: Tumblr is so fucked up that some people have never seen unedited (and therefore unlightened) panels of Storm. The implications of this are not good. 

  #still ranting    #not sorry    #clintbarttons    #storm    #accurate portrayals of characters are important    #especially if theyre poc    #i  

Storm #1 or "Why mmmagpie bitches about people fucking with the colors in comic panels"

Images on the left are original screenshots from the digital version of the comic. They’ve been cropped, and that’s it.  The images on the right belong to three users - links to the original posts are in the captions. 

Now…do you see what’s wrong with this picture? This is why I bitch about edits, and how they misrepresent the comics. Storm has pretty dark skin. If you hadn’t read the comics, and only seen the edits, you might be a bit taken aback by that fact. That’s a problem. In polite company, it’s generally agreed that lightening the skin of a person of color is a no-no. And, unfortunately, that’s what’s going on here.

I’m not claiming that these edits were made to lighten Storm’s skin. But they do lighten her skin. And that is something to take into consideration before posting an edit. Representation of women and minorities in comics is a huge issue, and it’s fucking amazing that Storm finally has her own solo title. It’s not amazing that her skin is being lightened because people seem to feel a need to add a #mine tag underneath somebody else’s artwork. 

  #marvel    #ororo munroe    #racism    #representation    #marvel comics  

100th Anniversary Special - Avengers

More Bill. All the Bill. 

  #beta ray bill    #rogue    #doctor strange    #avengers    #100th anniversary special    #bill is aweeeeesoooome    #james stokoe    #wednesday spoilers  

siege-loki-problems:

I have a huge crush on Beta Ray Bill.

  #yes    #we need a club  
100th Anniversary Special - Avengers
Bill. Is. The. Best. 

100th Anniversary Special - Avengers

Bill. Is. The. Best. 

  #if you dont agree youre wrong    #beta ray bill    #avengers    #100th anniversary special    #look it him    #hes fucking awesome    #wednesday spoilers  

100th Anniversary Special - Avengers

Tony’s brain is alive inside Stark Tower. And he makes it/himself puke Iron Man heads. This seems normal.

  #beta ray bill    #rogue    #tony stark    #avengers    #100th anniversary    #james stokoe    #wednesday spoilers  
100th Anniversary Special - Avengers
Doctor Strange in his 17th reincarnation. The sweet mohawk reincarnation. I approve. 

100th Anniversary Special - Avengers

Doctor Strange in his 17th reincarnation. The sweet mohawk reincarnation. I approve. 

  #doctor strange    #avengers    #100th anniversary special    #wednesday spoilers    #james stokoe  
100th Anniversary Special - Avengers
<3 Bill. So noble. And Stormbreaker is so glowy. 

100th Anniversary Special - Avengers

<3 Bill. So noble. And Stormbreaker is so glowy. 

  #beta ray bill    #rogue    #avengers    #100th anniversary special    #wednesday spoilers    #james stokoe  
100th Anniversary Special - Avengers
Bill is badass.

100th Anniversary Special - Avengers

Bill is badass.

  #avengers    #100th aniversary special    #marvel    #beta ray bill    #my babe    #wednesday spoilers    #james stokoe  

So 100th Anniversary Special - Avengers is wacky and fun and I love the art. I know that you all care deeply. 

  #bill is in it!    #and doctor strange!    #and rogue!