Wednesday, July 30, 2014

beccj:

petite-madame:

"BARNES! ROGERS!! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD"!

A big Steve/Bucky artwork that required a looot of work (I stopped counting after 40 hours to be honest). I know, I know, canon wise it doesn’t make any sense. Let’s just say that it’s the big second Chitauri attack of 2014 (it totally happened…*cough*)

Bonus: Bucky’s Instagram.

(Photoshop CS6 - Painter 12) - A big thank you to Beccj for the English beta ♥

haha, I can’t say there was much beta work happening, more like me just flipping out over how gorgeous this is and laughing over the instagram comments.

this is awesome

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
monkeyscandance:

This one got a bit more intricate than the others.
Allison | Derek |  Stiles | Lydia | Jackson |others to come

monkeyscandance:

This one got a bit more intricate than the others.

Allison | Derek |  Stiles | Lydia | Jackson |others to come

dereksterekhale said: I very recently just discovered your Demon Wolfcast and I just finished last week's podcast and it was great. I can't wait till Thursday for the next one =) Also I can't stop laughing cause I remember last week on twitter someone called you Miranda from Hemlock Grove and I know how much you HATE her lol

Thanks for listening to the show and I’m glad you like it! and ugh yes this person called me Miranda and they’re currently dead to me lol

Tatiana tears up as a fan thanks Tatiana and the show for giving her the courage to come out and for writing Cosima as a character who is more than her sexuality. (x)

amazing

(Source: thecloneclub)

Anonymous said: Hello, I was wondering if you could talk more about what happened at the queer horror panel? I just got so curious and I tried to search for information about it EVERYWHERE but I didn't find any! I don't know if you discussed this already tho. Sorry if this is a bother!

Oh Lord lol I haven’t discussed this panel outside of the tweets I sent and I don’t really know how to proceed without getting into trouble so I’ll do my best. ;)

The queer horror panel was the one panel I didn’t record and the one that was easily the most interesting. I believe you’re asking this with regards to the teen wolf stuff so here goes nothing:

1. The question someone asked was about how on a show like True Blood, whose make out with Jason and Eric in a fantasy was the highlight of the season, was maybe solely there to titillate vs a show like Penny Dreadful, with even the titillation factor, seemed to have this stuff come out in character beats. Bryan Fuller, then asked the guy if he was referring to queer bating, something Hannibal has been accused of and Teen Wolf was mentioned by a panelist, as well as supernatural. NOT THAT THE FOLKS ON THE PANEL SAID THE SHOW DID, JUST THAT IT WAS A SHOW THAT HAD BEEEN ACCUSED OF DOING THIS IN THE PAST. I feel that’s an important discinction that might not have been clear in my tweets. This led to a really fascinating discussion about how the gay audience in horror used to be ignored, but with these shows it seems like they’ve gained enough power to be marketed to and demand space in a storyline. I might not fully agree with how True Blood has treated these scenes but its certainly interesting to look at it from a power playing perspective.

2. The other instance where Teen Wolf was brought up was with regards to a discussion about how horror is treated like a bastard child of Hollywood. A money making bastard, but a bastard none the less. Tim Sullivan was talking about how horror fans are treated differently as well as horror shows needing that extra bit of glitz in order to be seen as relevant or important. He specifically referenced a friend who is in the business who writes for a horror magazine/website (I forget which one) was not even getting return emails from Teen Wolf about interviews or invited to the set, even though when the show first started the only outlets really talking about the show were the horror ones. Since the show has gone Hollywood, the show has been more concerned with the image of being Hollywood and in a way forgotten its roots/people that made it, so to speak. More concerned with how their cast looks than the content, etc.

As someone who has watched and followed the show since episode 1, I have witnessed the transformation of the show. Like NO ONE was talking about/writing about Teen Wolf till about near the end of season 2. Now you’ll find this show discussed on every major website from TVLine to Buzzfeed and everywhere in between, but not so much on smaller sites. Sure they’ll occasionally give a Shock Til You Drop the opening title sequence, but those are few and far between. Like how many times has an interview with the cast come from Collider vs a fan site/blog/horror mag. This is both a blessing and a curse for this show. It’s nice to see things you love get the recognition it deserves, but when people’s heads get big they tend to shed the things you liked in the first place. I mean, think about how big of a deal having constant utter trash coverage from TVLine and fuck ass Andy Swift must be for the show! Like Michael Ausiello is respected industry wide (so much so Jay Penske gave him his own site) so to be there is really good and for fans its good, to an extent. The bigger the sites, the less critical they get and with that creates a weird disconnect. Sometimes you need to be called to the carpet and the likelihood of a bigger site doing that is rare.

Now as a member of the press AND a fan…le sigh…I don’t particularly know how to address this. Writing for a site such as Awards Circuit and being able to at least host my own blog has given me an interesting perspective on how stuff works. In this industry everyone is after something, be it an interview or a movie screening. We all want and we take what we can. I do understand his friend’s gripe completely. In getting those big sites, they have often left out the little guy. Hell they’ve even left out the middle guy. But then you look at the folks at NATWP, who although backed by Hypable, have certainly put in the work to be considered for interviews and the such. So where does the balancing act come in with the show? Tim’s friend is not the only person I’ve heard dealing with situations like this and to be honest, I haven’t been immune to this kind of brush off treatment even if I do run a podcast, but it is what it is both for better and worse. I mean it can utterly suck when you get rejected from things, but the fact that a “dumb show about werewolves” has gotten to this level of coverage is pretty astounding, especially from reputable outlets. (You don’t know the shade I endure being a Teen Wolf fan at Awards Circuit lol)

All this being said, the panel was quite lively and I really enjoyed it. Hope this answered your question as it will probably be the last I mention it haha

Anonymous said: Do show rating usually go down after SDCC or...? #IsitaTWexclusive

I’d have to look back at the previous Cons and see how Teen Wolf did afterwards but, and this is just my opinion, its not all that positive that the show didn’t go up in ratings or that they are in season 2 levels pic.twitter.com/WrQJWM7Z4O

If you consider that Comic Con is THE biggest marketing event for the entertainment industry (and no other event comes close) then not getting a boost could be worrisome. Especially on the heels of telling your fans you got renewed for a 20 episode 5th season and debuting a pretty awesome midseason trailer.

Now ratings going down could be attributable to any number of things (there’s also post con fatigue, I know I didn’t watch the ep till this morning) but you’ll have to wait a bit to see if its serious.

Anonymous said: How was this year different from other years for you? How many years have you gone to SDCC?

I’ve been going to Comic Con since 2012, so three years, and each year I approach it differently and learn something new lol

This year was different for me because I had decided early on that I wasn’t even going to attempt to get into Hall H. As a member of the press, I am inherently against waiting in lines but trying to get into Hall H is another level of stress. I roomed with two people who went to get in the hall h line at 11pm on FRIDAY for the SATURDAY panels and didn’t get a wristband. That means there were like 6,500 people in line the night before O_o so I wasn’t about to deal with that on little sleep and no food haha

So instead of doing Hall H, I filled my time with interviews and press conferences as much as possible, all of which you can read here. I still went to some panels like Teen Wolf (though I tried to avoid that one lol) and a few of the smaller industry panels, which are the best panels at Comic Con, bar none.

All in all it was a good con and I’m sure I’ll have a better idea of how to handle the next one.

Anonymous said: I ship Uhura/Spock. Yet because i don't Ship Braeden/Derek i'm being call i racist? How does that work exactly? What do you think about this topic?

I believe I answered a question similar to this waaaaay back in the day, but I think this has really come down to Teen Wolf fans, who are of the younger variety and coming into their own on tumblr with its large social justice bent, using words they don’t understand and throwing accusations at people they don’t get.

Unless you don’t like Braeden and Derek together because she’s black (and mentioning Uhura and Spock makes it seem you don’t) then you’re not racist. point blank. period. However, I just wouldn’t wield that you ship Uhura/Spock in defense of yourself, cause it can come off like “oh I have a [insert race here] friend and they’re ok…” you need to explain to folks WHY you don’t like Derek and Braeden.

I think that this show, for better and worse, has created a sort of reactionist fan base that lives to use differing opinions as weapons. Like if you ship Sterek some how you’ve become a racist person who is trying to erase the POC lead in favor of a white ship when in reality you just ship Sterek because you like them together, regardless of color.

There is room to discuss race/ethnicity/sexuality/gender on this show and not everyone is going to be perfect all the time. However, I do feel there is nuance that gets lost online.

So this is a long winded way to say no you’re not racist and that people need to be way more nuanced in how they address folks.

dreamedge:

So, guess what stupid decision I just made. Yeah, yeah, I watched In the Flesh. The first two episodes were great, little sad, didn’t quite understand what all the fuss was about. Then, the last episode happened. 

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this was me

fannishtalk said: I know Sinyhale has already commented, but there's now a rumor going around that you were very upset/disappointed about Posey/MTV not mentioning the SC for the award/giving it to a random fan. I don't know if this is accurate and given your position making gifs for the official tumblr (which I hope they pay you for) maybe you can't comment publicly. But if you can comment/have the desire to do so, I just wanted to let you know. I'm spitting mad at MTV, but whatever, I don't expect much anymore.

greenbergsays:

deadpans:

hi! you don’t know me at all, because I’m basically no-one, and maybe three people will see this. but I’ve been reading up on this situation and this post specifically really soured my feelings about the Sterek Campaign and their reaction to what happened at the MTV fandom awards. there are some aspects I’d like to address to explain why.

"We didn’t do it to be praised but it’d have been nice to get a sense of gratitude coming from him and not this indifference instead."

this seems contradictory. you didn’t want to be praised, but you’re upset because you weren’t publicly recognized by name? this entire response is really upsetting me and I’ve basically lost all respect for the Sterek Campaign - keeping in mind that I ship Sterek and I donated to this project. the point of the charity was about helping the wolves, and yet that isn’t mentioned even once in this post. it was great that you organized to get money to a cause in need, but the lack of humbleness in this post is gross.

being the ones now saying the nomination was for the fandom, somehow scoring one for themselves along the way”

as far as I’m aware the initial fundraiser was part of Charity Pack and therefore at least some of the donors of that 25k weren’t Sterek Campaign-ers. and Teen Wolf fans have contributed to other charity projects like the LLS fundraiser for Posey. why shouldn’t we, as a fandom, be recognized?

After winning, I’ve seen people saying the nomination was for the Teen Wolf fandom, but this statement is just wrong.

all the other fandom feats were standing in as representative for their specific fandom’s achievements. the awards were fandom awards, to be given to different fandoms. the actors for the fandom accepted the awards, not the fans themselves.

my real question is, how would you have expected this to go? was mtv going to mention the sterek campaign runners by name? mail out the award, since you weren’t at the ceremony?

you are really blatantly turning this into MTV versus Sterek, and even worse, fanning the flames of Posey versus Sterek, in order to get fans on your side, when the actual issue is obviously personal hurt, which is narcissistic bullshit. the idea that all these people donated to the cause because of Sterek (and not because it was a good cause) and voted for Teen Wolf because of Sterek (and not because it was an impressive achievement or Teen Wolf is a good fandom) is narcissistic bullshit.

"What I do know is that MTV tweeted and posted on their official site about the SC [Sterek Campaign] being nominated, but when we won, they made it sound like “Teen Wolf” had won instead in their follow up article. That erasure hurts."

really? erasure? I feel like that’s a dramatic coopting of a social justice term that has no place in this discussion. (I know this point is nitpicky but you use it a couple of times and I don’t think it was appropriate, though it definitely lends to the overall martyred tone.)

"We found ourselves in a situation where it looked like people we admire and love ended up using our (and with our I mean, the fandom’s) merit for their own profit.”

the fact that you’re shocked by this says a lot about the incredibly good work MTV and Teen Wolf have done to blur the lines between the product/consumer relationship and friendship. the fandom awards are about profit. the Collective is about profit. the people who do this shit on an individual level (running the tumblrs and twitters and stuff) are fucking great humans who have a genuine dedication to fandom, sure. but they are hired by a company with a bottom line. just like a shop staff member may be genuinely bubbly and have a passion for their merchandise, but the company they work for is aiming to profit. the attention the fandom awards have given MTV is building a fantastic platform for advertisement, including the actual airing of the awards themselves.

don’t kid yourselves that MTV isn’t trying to make a profit off fans by encouraging their visibility and interactions. if you choose to buy into that in the pursuit of fame and fandom recognition, on your head be it, tbh.

So please, PLEASE, don’t contact this person, don’t ask them to give the trophy to the SC. We as the SC want him to keep it.

all that said, this is a really gracious reaction, and I’m glad you’re trying to mitigate some of the intense reactive bullying that this fan is probably receiving. props for that, guys, and thank you for running the fundraiser to begin with!

I thought I was going to leave this alone but yeah, no. I can’t. This is too much for me to just ignore.

So here’s the thing: this upset me. No, maybe ‘upset’ is the wrong word. This annoyed me. And like you, even though this wasn’t any of my business, I’m gonna stick my nose in it and tell you why.

From the very beginning:

"I’ve been reading up on this situation and this post specifically really soured my feelings about the Sterek Campaign and their reaction to what happened at the MTV fandom awards."

You decided to use emotional manipulation as a tactic. You tried to make them feel even worse than they already do and that’s pretty fucked up from where I’m standing.

So if I went to every goddamn Posey stan/Sterek hater that is taking unholy glee out of the Sterek Campaign not getting the credit they deserve and told them how to respond to this situation, that’s okay, right?

Wrong. Because even if I think they’re being childish assholes who are hurting fandom more than they’re hurting Sterek, it’s their right as a human being to be an asshole. I don’t get to tell them how to react and neither do you.

Teen Wolf fans have contributed to other charity projects like the LLS fundraiser for Posey. why shouldn’t we, as a fandom, be recognized?

Here’s the thing: the Teen Wolf fandom was not nominated for Fandom Feat of the Year. The Sterek Campaign - and their specific contributions to the show and fandom and charity - was nominated. End of story.

my real question is, how would you have expected this to go? was mtv going to mention the sterek campaign runners by name? mail out the award, since you weren’t at the ceremony?

Oh, gee, I dunno. Anything along the lines of, “Congratulations to the Sterek Campaign and thank you for all that you do.”

Literally. Just that one sentence would have been enough imo.

you are really blatantly turning this into MTV versus Sterek, and even worse, fanning the flames of Posey versus Sterek, in order to get fans on your side, when the actual issue is obviously personal hurt, which is narcissistic bullshit. the idea that all these people donated to the cause because of Sterek (and not because it was a good cause) and voted for Teen Wolf because of Sterek (and not because it was an impressive achievement or Teen Wolf is a good fandom) is narcissistic bullshit.

Let me explain how this works.

Charity wants to raise money for a cause they are either personally invested in or just really passionate about. Nobody else is overly concerned with said charity. Charity gets a famous actor to sponsor them/be the face of their new campaign, people start donating money; not because they particularly care about the charity itself but because they care about the actor.

In the same way, Sterek Campaign raised all of that money by having authors, artists, and creators sign up to be commissioned for shit.

People basically paid for Sterek fan works and the money they paid with went to charity. It’s not really outside the realm of logical thinking to say that people donated because of Sterek.

And also, none of us voted for Teen Wolf for Fandom Feat of the Year. You see, the nomination said “Sterek Campaign” on it, so yeah, people voted for the Sterek Campaign.

Basically, no, it isn’t narcissistic bullshit at all. I won’t even touch on that Posey comment, though, because I think he’s doing a fine job fanning the flames all on his own.

really? erasure? I feel like that’s a dramatic coopting of a social justice term that has no place in this discussion. (I know this point is nitpicky but you use it a couple of times and I don’t think it was appropriate, though it definitely lends to the overall martyred tone.)

"Erasure" is not just a social justice term. Period.

And ‘erasure’ also has every place in this discussion. Consider, if you will, the past few months’ worth of Sterek-related news coming out of conventions. Also consider that any comments with the word ‘Sterek’ are being flagged as spam in MTV articles. If fans want to be able to comment and mention that pairing, they have to space it out

With all of that in mind, it’s not martyrdom at all to think that they very purposefully erased the Sterek Campaign’s name from their own nomination/award. It’s simply connecting the dots.

qhuinn:

Dear lord, when did the Sterek Campaign become this big of a deal? It’s very overwhelming to see everyone talking about us, for better or worse, and I can’t help being completely baffled at the magnitude of the events.

I’m always torn between speaking freely and not wanting to make things worse. But I think there are some clarifications that must be made. So here we go.

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the fandom awards are about profit. the Collective is about profit.

All very true. That entire paragraph is but I wanted to focus specifically on this part because, you see, this is the part that has to do with all of us.

They aren’t just trying to profit off of fans, they’re trying to profit off of fandom but they aren’t willing to take fandom as it is.

They want our money but they don’t want our queer pairings, our outrage over POC/female characters being killed and forgotten again and again, and they don’t want our criticism.

But I’m sorry, if you’re going to exploit fandom, exploit all of it or get the fuck out. The Fandom Awards, by its very name, was supposed to be about fandom but they’re too chicken shit to include all aspects of fandom.

And that’s really where they shoot themselves in the foot. If they accepted and celebrated fandom for all that it was, we would let them exploit us. We would gladly give our time and attention and money for as long as they wanted it. It would be a win/win situation.

When you start shoving certain parts of the fandom into the shadows, though, when you start ignoring specific areas, well. That’s when we have a problem.

Teen Wolf courted Sterek in the beginning and now they regret it but tough shit. You can’t erase an entire sub-fandom just because you think you gave it too much attention.

And you can’t call it a Teen Wolf achievement when it wasn’t. The girls at the Sterek Campaign are the ones that put in those hours, that raised that money, and for them not to be recognized just because Sterek is in the charity campaign’s title is wrong.

They didn’t ask to be nominated but they were and that feat was nominated as The Sterek Campaign but when they won, the only “name” mentioned was Wolf Sanctuary which isn’t a name at all. It isn’t the name of the campaign and it isn’t the name of the charity which received the donation. It’s a description but everyone is taking that as the entity that got the award.

To illustrate these points, how about visuals:

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Notice that everything says Sterek Campaign. Even the official accounts say this. After the ceremony, tweets still mention the SC. Now let’s take a look at the award’s ceremony:

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Hm. That’s odd. But everyone still knows it’s the Sterek Campaign that won, right?

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Wrong. Hmmm, let’s see if the official MTVu account will clarify things!

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Nope. Because where before it was Sterek Campaign’s nomination, it is now Teen Wolf/Teen Wolf “Wolf Sanctuary”’s award.

You see what I’m getting at here?

To say that they are being narcissistic or acting like a martyr because they expected to be called by their name if they won is utter bullshit. If MTV never planned on recognizing their feat on television, then perhaps they never should’ve included that nomination in the first place.

You come across as “nice,” but in actuality all you’re doing is degrading Qhuinn, erasing her feelings, and telling her how she should feel and act and what she should be saying.

But guess what: you’re not Qhuinn and unless some fanfiction-type bodyswapping occurs, you never will be Qhuinn, and you don’t have the right to dictate her actions or tell her what to do and say. Even trying makes you incredibly rude.

GOT DAMN! YES GREENBERG YOU BETTER GIVE US RECEIPTS!