Story /= storytelling

darrylayo:

In comics, the “story” isn’t the words in the balloon, and the storyteller isn’t just the person deciding on plot elements. Storytelling comes from the artist/s of the comic as well as the writer/s of the comic.

The best way to explain storytelling to comics readers is to instruct the student to read “NEW X MEN,” sometimes erroneously called “Grant Morrison’s X-Men.”

The comic had one writer and several artists. The comic’s clarity and stability corresponds heavily with which of these artists has joined up for whichever storyline is going on. Grant Morrison, for all of his talent, isn’t in control of the storytelling as much as some people give him credit for. The issues that people like are the issues that Frank Quitely drew. The common denominator is Frank Quitely’s ability to convey what is needed, not Grant Morrison having a good or bad streak.

In this way, the person drawing the story is controlling the story in ways that the writing collaborator doesn’t control the story.

I FIND IT ODD that in comics, where visual style is so identifiable and individual, the artists are considered a lesser element of authorship than the writers. In film, a director exerts far less proportionate control over a project’s outcome and yet enjoys (or suffers) the overwhelming percentage of the credit (or blame).

-Ayo

(via ofalldimensions)

princeyuya:

ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS DID TTHEY SERIOUSLY JUST DO THIS IN YUGIOH

I LITERALLY JSUT TOOK THIS FROM YUGIOH

THIS IS UNEDITTED

THIS IS RAW YUGIOH DUBBED GOODNESS OF EPISODE

It’s like a South Park parody song…except not on South Park, and as far as I can tell not a parody.

(via distantattraction)

biromanatees-like-cats:

think-progress:

mediamattersforamerica:

Fox News spent a segment mocking and laughing at Illinois State University’s decision to accommodate LGBT students with all-gender restroom signs, stating, “we’re all a little confused by it.”

Turns out, a lot of people don’t share Fox’s bewilderment. 

The following day, host Steve Doocy conducted man-on-the-street interviews with the sign, asking random “Fox fans” what they thought it meant. 

Much to Fox’s dismay, not a single fan (including a young boy) responded to the question with the confusion and outrage that Fox expected. 

Watch the full interview — it’s pretty great. 

Womp womp

you can see the interviewer metaphorically poking them with a stick by mentioning trans people several times, but the family’s just like “Yeah, ok, cool, it’s an all-gender bathroom, I get it”

(via distantattraction)

(Source: vinebox, via thekrissychula)

thecaptioneddead:

And it’s not even Christmas.

The Captioned Dead! Posts every Sunday & Thursday.

(via seravilohxela)

crimsonday:

sqvad:

america is never going to win this war on drugs holy shit

What’s that flying across the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO it’s a bag of CRACK COCAINE

crimsonday:

sqvad:

america is never going to win this war on drugs holy shit

What’s that flying across the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO it’s a bag of CRACK COCAINE

(via theblackgreywarden)

tokomon:

"racism still exists in today’s society"

uhhhhhhh okay then explain this:

image

(via theblackgreywarden)

twinkleofafadingstar:

so Charlotte Bronte read Emma by Jane Austen and was really interested in this minor character named Jane Fairfax who was poor and would have been a governess had she not married well and then Bronte wrote her own novel exploring the plight of the poor governess who married this guy named Edward Fairfax Rochester in a novel called Jane Eyre and my point is don’t let anyone tell you shit about fanfiction.

Which in turn led Jean Rhys to write Wide Sargasso Sea inspired by the weird treatment of Rochester’s first wife, with shades of the Jason and Medea myth, and yeah.  Books link.

(via mamamura)