Like women at an Avengers creative summit, I guess
While it’s true that ‘reading between the lines’ can lead to erroneous conclusions, things that aren’t there can be just as telling and important as things that are there… Omissions are relevant.
By this I’m referring to Marvel’s creator summits and the fact that they’ve remained a good ol’ boy gathering for white guys only (an endemic symptom of the malady that is significantly contributing to the gradual demise of the comics industry).
On his Twitter, Tom Breoort tried to explain why Kelly Sue DeConnick wasn’t invited to the Avengers Summit. He wrote that Ms. DeConnick wasn’t invited because she isn’t exclusive to Marvel; that she continues to write for Image and Dark Horse and is hence not a part of the ‘inner circle.’ wtf?
Don’t get me wrong, I like Mr. Brevoort, but I’d strongly recommend he get rid of that Twitter account. Jonathan Hickman and Brian Michael Bendis are arguably the biggest contributors to, or ‘architects’ of the ongoing Marvel Universe… they are among the biggest figures in this inner circle. And neither of them are exclusive to Marvel. Rick Remender, Kieron Gillen, and Jason Aaron are also not exclusive. In fact, Charles Soule is the only ‘big name’ architect that comes to mind who has signed an exclusive contract and that happened just last week…
I guess I’m reading between the lines here, but this is some serious bullshit
I'm so confused. I came out a few months ago and, being in college, that means I've got zero dating experience. I've been so longing to have a relationship and fall in love and all of it, and I thought I'd jump at the chance...but now some guys are actually showing a lot of interest and it's simultaneously flattering and freaking me out. Why is it freaking me out? I don't understand. Is it just... fear of trying something new? I WANNA be with someone so I don't understand why I'd feel this way..
I’m not sure if this question was submitted just randomly or because I’m a shrink, but I’ll assume the later just to be on the safe side.
Being freaked out at college is the natural state. I had a lot of fun going to school, but being away from home, all the massive changes, it stressed me out something terrible. Change almost always brings about stress, even positive changes. A promotion can be just as stressful as getting fired just because it’s change. I think our minds crave a stability or homeostasis and alterations or changes to that equilibrium creates stress. These guys are showing interest in you and that’s a good thing, it’s exciting and positive, but it’s still scary because it’s a big shift to your internal status quo.
Your status quo had been not being romantically pursued by those your were into because you hadn’t come out yet. But now that’s changed and your unconscious (for lack of a better term) is bucking against it because it’s change and it’s frightening.
Being an introspective person (which it seems like you are) is a double-edged sword. It’s a good thing in that you’re more aware and in-tune, but it also opens you up to being more anxious due to the fact that you can see and feel all the changes to your life.
My advice is to try to take solace in the fact that it is perfectly normal to be freaked out and, while the unconscious or whatever is slow to adapt to change it does eventually adapt and your feeling freaked out will soon fade away.
25 issues have passed of the third volume of Mutant Magazine and I am feeling the itch for more. Just covers won’t do anymore. It is high time we return to full magazine a month. For this I am calling any and all X-Men fans with a bit of creativity in their minds….
Mutant Magazine is where it’s at. Never a bad issue (despite the fact its editor and chief is a certifiable nutjob (and I say so in my professional capacity)).
Anyone interested in participating should totally do so. I know the editors would be very excited for input from new contributors.