My tribute to the baddest space marine, “Vasquez the Vanquisher”.
Enlist today in the U.S. Colonial Marine Corps!
Okay here’s the dealio. Last Sunday I went for my 2nd day to NYCC in my Hawkeye cosplay. After being stopped by someone in a Hawkeye t-shirt asking “do you know where Matt Fraction’s booth is?” I honestly had no idea he was there because I hadn’t seen him on the website. So obviously I tracked down his booth and waited in line. While doing so my friend and I practiced the sign language we tried to learn the previous night for my cosplay. By chance we met two lovely people behind us a Cap and a Widow. The Captain America told us how he was hard of hearing and that’s why he loved Matt Fraction for writing the first deaf superhero. He so kindly helped me with my sign language and helped me not pass out from hyperventilating. Finally I got to meet possibly the best comic book writer ever. I’m not actually hard of hearing so my signing is terrible and I’m shaking because I was so nervous doing this in front of my personal hero. Anyways I started off signing “Hi my name is Clint” and then “Can I pet your dog?” TBH Matt looked a little confused. Then I asked him “Can you sign my shoes?” That’s when I showed him my converse that I designed after Matt’s work. I think I overwhelmed him a little bit with my intense fangirling but we hugged and I kind of didn’t want to let go because he’s amazing. Then he started signing everything he knew to me and I was sort of crying and laughing. He kept saying “thank you” and I was like “no thank you!” in other words this man is perfect and I am so happy I got to meet my real life hero.
oh, dude, you, you, you.
This was one of the greatest things that’s ever happened to me at a con. I met at least a dozen deaf or HoH folks this weekend and they were all so amazing and kind and receptive to the work — but something about this, about you, really got to me.
thank you so much for coming by. you made my show.
(and i wasn’t confused! i was rusty and out of practice and struggling to remember how to sign, literally, anything. hence my free-associative explosion of toddler signs there at the end)
thank you, thank you, thank you. and you looked amazing. and you signed for me. you are MY personal hero.
why is Ursula shunned from King Triton’s society? does it have something to do with being more powerful than him? why does King Triton have a magical trident, being otherwise a pretty regular merman? Ursula is a witch, if anyone should have a magical artifact it should be her, did King Triton steal it?
and finally, Ursula didn’t do Ariel much wrong
Ariel wanted some legs (and a vagina) and Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both
i’d watch the hell out of a movie about Ursula
“Ursula told her flat out that in the surface world you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”
ohhhh shit though, ursula was being too real about the world
although perhaps a bit too literal
Okay, these were all excellent points and I’ll never see The Little Mermaid the same way again.
I laughed at that caption at first then the reality actually hit me
you can have a vagina or a voice, not both”
Aww damn, this fucked me up
"Oh no, the moon is hatching!!"
"Earth’s got a backup plan right?"
"…I’m pretty sure they do."