And there was a conversation on my Facebook page about other comic shops in Portland that other people preferred.
And all of those people are female.
BUT LADIES DON’T READ COMICS.
Jessica Jones. Private Eye. (Alias #1, 2001)
Art by Michael Gaydos & Matt Hollingsworth
Pulled this up for reference on a thing, and… listen, talk amongst yourselves, I gotta talk to my friend for a second.
Gayle, don’t hate me — but I think I’ve finally found a Marvel Comics character Sean is a dead lock for.
I laughed really hard, and then I showed it to Sean, and he said, “Wait? That guy?” And then I scrolled back up, and he said, “Wait. Wait. I see it.”
And given the current state of my hair, I’m a passing resemblance to Jessica, if I might say so.
I’m saying we should throw Sean through an office door window. For reference.
I have had so many problems with this #twitter user. This is one of the many reasons #sexologist needs to be a protected title; because too many people with absolutely no training give out horrendous advice while misrepresenting themselves as sexuality experts or professionals, and there is no law to stop them. Could you imagine if it was legal for someone without a medical degree to call themselves an oncologist and tweet out cancer treatment advice to their 189k followers? And this is why so many people think #sexology is a bogus profession, because of these clowns. For the record, #jealousy and “clinginess” are #controlling, #possessive attributes of a potentially #unhealthyrelationship or even an #abusiverelationship, NOT hallmarks of care. If you actually care about someone, you would honor and respect their individuality. #FACTS from an ACTUAL sexologist.
So, when I broke up with my high school boyfriend freshman year of college and explained it was because I was getting asked out on dates by multiple people (a new experience for me) and wanted to see where that went, and he called me a whore because he “cared” about me, it’s my fault he didn’t see why that was a damaging situation because he “cared the most” about me?
And, years later (literally, 3 years later), when I started dating someone else and he refused to even talk to me because he didn’t see the point of being friends because he couldn’t win me back, that possessiveness—by this metric—should have been seen as him caring too much.
Or, how about the fact, when I gave him a second chance between these two points because I assumed he had matured, he spent four hours on my front stoop wanting to know why he was inferior because I told him point blank I had no more romantic interest in him and then he told me, months later, that he’d only re-initiated our friendship because he’d figured he could win me back to a romantic relationship and saw no reason to maintain a friendship (even though he repeatedly talked about how singular and interesting I was in his life) if I wouldn’t fuck him.
The person who seems possessive or clingy, if they do not listen to your concerns, is someone who is poised to do emotional or physical (or emotional and physical) damage to you if you think these characteristics are positive as a rule to dealing with someone in a romantic relationship with you.
I was gonna write an insta-story about my high school trig teacher named Mrs. Klein, but the insta-story format is saved for things I can write about quickly and lightly, and Mrs. Klein deserves more of my time and attention.
Mrs. Klein is the only teacher whom I went back to my high school to say, “Hey, your lessons are useful and important to my every day life,” and she is simply an astounding human being whom cracked herself up about Klein bottles when she took some regular old beakers from her cabinet to teach us volume.
She is amazing. She deserves ten thousand words. I hope I can give those to her.
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Robert Downey Jr. photoshoot from RagMag -April 2013 (Lebanon) (x)
I wish I knew more about photography, because I want to use photography terminology to describe why I like this. I swear, it actually has little to do with the fame of the subject. It’s just a fantastic photograph.
I don’t remember many photography terms (though I used to know them), but I feel like what makes this picture so striking is the lighting that highlights all the really interesting shapes of RDJ’s face.
And then there’s RDJ himself, who exudes personality even in still frame, so his charisma is a major component of this shot. Like, there are people you can take a hundred shots of and never remember they were in pictures, but there are some people who just radiate energy and interest, and you can’t stop looking at them, and a lot of the great actors have that ability, though how honed it is is hard to say.
There’s also great levels (a photography word I do remember) in this shot. the white of his shirt is crisp and clear, same as the white in the lights. The gray of his skin tone and the background are strikingly different from the darker gray of his hair and goatee and eyes, and I think that’s what helps it all pop. It’s a well-developed photograph in good light of a person who has the kind of charisma that it shows in a still pthograph.
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