My primary mantra while designing the Lil` Champ uniform was “I`mma make teenaged boys confused about wanting that creamsicle ass”
wanderingandfound asked: So, I finished a huge assignment and bought all the Timely Tales as a reward. And then I needed to re-read Origins. And then I had to go through all 54 pages of your Posterchildren tag. And since I've been off Tumblr in general to do homework an read your stories, I missed the notice about the new Timely Tales until two minutes ago. You have destroyed my emotional well-being as my friends can attest to. I am also blaming you for my sleep deprivation the last five days. I love you and thank you.
CONGRATS! Both on finishing your huge assignment and surviving one heck of a poster-marathon. I’m sorry that my TL;DR ate into your sleep schedule (but probably not as sorry as I should be).
Today I am thinking of women too often ignored or even hurt by the feminist movement. Trans women, women of color, disabled women, fat women, queer women, elderly women, poor women, women in prison, women who are sex workers, women who are undocumented, women who are more than one of the above. Today is your day, too. I celebrate you and your strengths.
havendancehero asked: I'm re-reading Origins right now, and things are giving me feels that I didn't have the first time. Like, uh, basically anything Ernest says.
Update: I realized where I had a bizarre bout of feels was the story of Maillardet and Beatrice. Is there anymore to that story slash would you ever put it into a more elongated format? (Like, for a Timely Tale way the heck down the line?)
These kids sort of grow on you, don’t they? Origins is the setup for basically everything else I want to do, so I have a feeling that progressive rereads will get more interesting as we go. The events of Bad Things Happen gives a lot of the Underwood-related stuff in Origins a new spin, and there will be further reveals that will change our perception of things in a similar fashion.
There is a lot more to the story— and the impact— of Vincent and Beatrice Maillardet. Like many radical figures throughout history, Professor Maillardet is remembered as a much tamer man than he was during his life. Posthuman study and protection was his passion long before Beatrice’s untimely death, but it’s more convenient for the history books to remember him as a gentle fatherly figure to posters than the balls-to-the-wall, Indiana Jones-like man he was. In his day, he was considered a menace. He was a scientist, an adventurer, and a crack shot with a Winchester rifle. He didn’t inspire a legacy of heroes by being a passive man complicit with the establishment. We’ll be seeing more of him sooner than you might think.
Checking your tracked tags on mobile is a dangerous game. You can’t filter for beans, and posts don’t have to be cleanly tagged to show up in the results. You never know what to expect. Who knows what will jump out at you in the lawless, tagless land where Tumblr Savior dare not tread??
This is going to make me sob, isn’t it?
Would anyone even believe me if I DID say that there’s more happy-ending-type parts than sad parts??
…I just asked my editor, and her response was “no offense, but idk if I trust you”.
so. I GUESS YOU’LL JUST HAVE TO SEE FOR YOURSELF. It has its rough patches— obviously, given the setting and the premise— but I promise it isn’t BTH.
wintemiscrockbell asked: Hi Kitty. So I'm rereading Origins and I'm kind of wondering about the BPHA a bit. I don't remember if this has been said at any point, but is the BPHA composed of posters trying to self-regulate, or is it a baseliner organization to manage the posters? PS. I don't have a Pokemon team in mind for you, but I do have a Lucario named Malek and a Raichu named Zip on my team.
The BPHA is a mixed bag. The upper echelons of the Bureau tend to be baseliners, but the enforcers on down are posthuman. On paper, the BPHA’s purpose is to ease or negate the friction between posters and baseliners. They’re supposed to control rogue and/or problem posters, since they’re almost always more than the baseline authorities can handle. They try to go to bat for posthumans when they know they’re being targeted, but it’s tricky to navigate. Under Estefania’s leadership, the Valkyries have actively applied their resources toward protecting posters who are otherwise unable to defend themselves, both physically and legally. Estefania is a baseliner, but she’s a very special case.
ijustlurkhere asked: Is ageism going to be explored in TPC? Cause that's a thing that's important to me and you have a pretty golden opportunity to tackle it along with all the other really awesome stuff you're doing.
Ageism is definitely going to be explored. The idea that superheroes should be between the ages of 25-35 is something I find really gross, especially in the context of the DCnU reboot. I despise the notion that you must be a certain age to be capable of giving worthwhile contributions. “Too old to be interesting” is a comic failing that I don’t intend to have in my universe.
toalwaysbeme asked: What was the combo on the Rook's weapon vault? I figure it was like a date of something significant since Marshal guessed it.
Corbin taught Marshal tips and tricks when it came to locks, so he had a blueprint for his father’s combo going in. Corbin’s old school in many ways, so the safe had a dial lock, not an electronic one. That means that the time spent futzing around with the dial was important. He had to balance the speed he could get it open in case of emergency with security, so he used the fairly common formula of first number in the forties, second between one and twenty-five, and the third between twenty-five and thirty-five. Any number above fifty takes longer, so it’s best to avoid them.
With that in mind, it was easy for Marshal to take educated guesses and listen for the clicks. It’s pretty easy to crack a combination lock when you can hear the parts move.
(For the record, the combo was 44-17-30. The first two numbers were significant to Corbin for work purposes, and the third was his age when he married Amira.)
grumpyjavert asked: i just downloaded all of the timely tales and i am super excited to read them! there's no real point to this message other than to express my delight and awe at these books and characters, and to thank you for writing them.
I hope you enjoy them! There combined Timely Tales are longer than Origins at this point, so there’s plenty of material to be had.
tauntedoctopuses asked: Was Marshal's first word, in fact, fuck?
I’m not sure if “caw” counts as his first word, since it’s less of a word and more of a noise, so his first official word was “more”.
Which says everything that needs to be said about Marshal, I feel.