Left is the new Wonder Woman. Being deemed still too skinny and frail.
Right is Kacy Catanzaro, the first female to advance to the finals of American Ninja. Considered strong and inspiring to female athletes.
Stop assuming someone is weak based off your closed minded ignorant ideals.
I hadn’t really considered this. Interesting point!
Yeah I wasn’t really sure what the hell that was about. I like Dead End Kids because you get to see the jealousy that Nico has about Xavin, but that part was kinda weird. It felt like Whedon wanted to make Xavin into a trans woman instead of going with the non-binary/genderqueer way Vaughan wrote her. *eyeroll*
I disagree with this post very much! I felt like the exact scenes you guys are referencing only legitimizes Xavin’s fluid identity.
So first we met Xavin xe is male and stays male until Karolina says that she is uninterested in a romantic relationship with xir because xe appears male. Xavin then changes into a woman and Karolina seems persuaded to give Xavin a chance and they go off for a while on a space road trip of bonding. When Xavin gets back, it seems like while the rest of the group accepts Xavin, they dont particularly like or trust xir. Whenever Xavin seems to forget about xir appearance (like in battle) xe appears as male. By now we are into Joss Whedon’s run. As a reader, this seemed to me like Xavin had an agender identity or had a male gender identity, but presented as female on occasion, possibly Karolina’s sake. Then they travel back in time (don’t worry about it) and Xavin and Karolina have a heated lover’s quarrel where Xavin’s form shifts…
(Runaways Volume 2, Issue #29)
Karolina and Molly both remark something along the lines of “So girl-Xavin is real Xavin!”. The person least surprised here is Xavin, who says “i didn’t realize that was in doubt”. While seeing these panels alone, i can see someone thinking “aha! so Xavin is a girl!” except two issues later (with issue #30 taking place within the same day) Xavin is clearly seen presenting as a male (xe’s the black dude in the center).
(Runaways Volume #3, Issue 01)
So while I can see and understand why this misconception exists, i felt like those panels were put in to legitimize xir female identity, not to erase xir male one. They were badly needed because so often the fluidity of xir identity would be erased by people, citing that xe presents as male at least as often (if not more) than xe presents as female or the fact that “oh he only shifts in to a female form so Karolina will marry/be attracted to him” as reasons xe was “actually” male (usually this dismissal would arise as a justification for complaints of Karolina not being a “real” lesbian or LGBT character “because she’s dating a man” for most of her time in print).
I don’t post much on tumblr, or really get into debates, but this was really important to me because Karolina and Xavin’s story and experiences as a gender fluid person matched so well with my own. I felt like the realization that both the typically assigned binary gender (in Xavin’s case, masculine) and the “chosen” gender were “the real you” (as Molly put it) had me feeling both as delightfully surprised as Karolina and as confidently legitimized as Xavin. And if you stop before Whedon’s run you stop at Volume 1, which means you miss out on 2+ volumes of awesome gender variant Xavin, who IS a girl and IS a boy and IS NOT FORCED TO “CHOOSE”. You also miss out on 90% of xir character development. DONT STOP AT WHEDON. Jeez.
(Runaways Volume #3, Issue 02)
In volume 1, 2, 3, and in the Civil War special we see important sides of Xavin, refining and clarifying xir identity as well as developing xir character in other ways (the depth of xir love for Karolina, the shame at xir heritage of an imperialistic and genocidal history, xir pride at being the part of xir a culture which admires the achievements of other cultures, etc, etc). Xe is one of the most well-developed and consistent queer characters I have had the pleasure to read and to ignore 2/3rd of xir story because of a misreading of SIX PANELS would be a travesty if i have ever seen one.
TL;DR- Nuh-uh, Xavin is a great genderfluid/queer character and Runaways is great and you should totally read ALL of it.
Thank you…just…thank you
Everything is more fun in costume, even complaining about the last panel you saw or the lines.
I want this crossover
Xavin loves Skillet- his favorite song by them is “Monster”. Nico approves, but Karolina is still trying to get him to like the Beatles.
I made flower crowns for the Wilson family inspiration from a post with all the batfamily in flower crowns
joseph and rose wilson
yeah this was going to be something proper but nah im lazy
here’s a song, think of it
made some iphone5 wallpapers ;) still learning how to edit. please enjoy some teen titans
DD > Didio
What is your Steampunk Name ?
PROFESSOR WILFRED WAKEBOTTOM
Leigh…your first name would be Ursula :’D
Lady Dorcas Wakehold!
ooooooooooooooooooooooh i didn’t see “for men/women”. I’m a lady, everyone!!
Countess Fanny Rumblehold
Chiefinspector Emmeline Knightfield. Bit of a mouthful!
Lady Prudence Wakedale
Countess Dorcas Rumblewood. (me likey!)
Lord Lionel Wakefellow
Chief Inspector Prudence KnightWood?
Sir Lionel Suppertopper…
Super Smash Bros. D’awwl