“I don’t want to go so far as to say that only a white writer would think to have Sam Wilson become Captain America, because that’s not the case. I do, however, think that only a writer who isn’t trying hard enough would come up with that already-been-done story. More important, I think only a writer caught up in existing racial ideologies would think it is a good idea that a black man assumes the identity of a white man, as if that is the pinnacle of identity.
Let me be clear, so there is no misunderstanding, any writer working in comics could have come up with the idea of Falcon taking over for Captain America. It is a no-brainer. What is troubling to me—and is something that I’ve talked about before—is that in his forty-plus year history, Falcon has no truly defining story. Even the best Falcon stories are either mediocre or forgettable, and now, after all this time, the character gets to do something memorable by taking over the job of a white guy. This is the real reason why Marvel’s Diversity & Representation 2014 initiative is such a joke. It is all superficial (not to mention temporary), and it only perpetuates the notion that in order for people of color and women to achieve greatness, they must literally fill the shoes of a white man. Gimme a break.”
Falcon is a fine hero in his own right, becoming Cap also implies that he can’t be great enough with the identity he’s forged. And it’s a shame as Anthony Mackie in the Winter Solider film has proven so popular, people are on board to ride that train.
i hate americans and their stupid fahrenheit temperatures
i only made this post in the hopes that someone would reblog it with the caption “don’t fahrenhate” and you’ve all disappointed me greatly
don’t be a celsiass
its too fahrenlate
*waves hands helplessly* kelvin
Nah, not Kelvin, he’s too metal for this post.
If they show sports events at bars why don’t they show tv shows?
someone should get to making a fandom bar.
no but can you imagine? fandom themed drinks, tv show maraton nights, discount to cosplayers, and special season finale events.WHY ISNT THIS A THING??!!
- mom: can you do this chore for me?
- me: *doesn't do it within 0.2 seconds*
- mom: *does it for you*
- mom: why can't you ever be responsible
I just love stories and story telling. I think prepping to play a real person is much different from playing a fictional character and so far you feel a responsibility towards whom the real historical character was, but your text is your bible. Your writer is your authority. So, know your history, but know that you are not making a historical documentary, you’re making a piece of drama. - Natalie Dormer
bucky barnes, oldest of four children, master of bandaging scraped knees, cleaning grubby little-child hands and sewing patches onto worn day-dresses
bucky barnes, barely two coins to rub together but he doesn’t have to look it. his shoes are always shined and his…