September 24th, 2011

marvel - purple barton

This is why I wasn't going to watch XMFC.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be Storm.

Other superheroes and heroines, whatever. Storm's the best. Storm is in control. You better not piss her off, because she'll fuck your shit right up, but most of the time, she's classy. You know why Charles Xavier leads the X-Men? Because Storm lets him. Storm was my hero and role model. I wanted elemental powers so badly, you have no idea, you guys. That weather control shit was right up my alley.

A lot of arguments for increased presence of characters of color as good guys in popular culture is based on the premise that children of color need role models that they can relate to, ones who look like them. But you know what? I'm white. And you know who needed a strong black female role model? I did. We all fucking do. We as adults still do.

And that's why X-Men, despite its issues, which are as numerous as, well, its issues, gets thumbs up from me. There's something all of us can relate to there; more than that, we can relate to each other through it.

But if you're watching X-Men: First Class? Not so much.

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ex cathedra, sga - radio free dex

Fic: opposed to the typical

Title: opposed to the typical
Series: born this way
Summary: Apparently, Ronon has a plan.
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Word Count: 1864
Rating/Contents: PG, D/s AU
Pairing: Ronon/Zelenka
Policies: Read my archiving, feedback, and warnings policies here.
A/N: Yet more of the OTT D/s AU; it should be clear at this point that I'm basically using this as an excuse to hook up all my favorite pairings (as if I needed a reason).

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