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Narcissing herself in the double glass.

KL. Early 30s. Queer.

I love: comics, tattoos, poetry, poetry about comics, cravats, and banjos. I write things. I am not a giraffe. 100% of my vaginas are haunted. One day I would like to be uploaded to a computer.

Neologism of the Day.

fembarrassed (adj), The type of embarrassment that results from being a lady or having to do with ladies.

KL is fembarrassed about how many sexy lady dreams she’s had lately. 

fembarrassment (n), 1. The emotional state of intense discomfort that results from being a lady or having to do with ladies. 2. The collective noun for a group of KLs. 

  #neologism    #ladies    #kl is a spaz    #actually more accurately    #kl is a fembarrassment    #i'm definitely the reason i can't have nice things  

wolvensnothere:

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I think the problem is that when I search your name as I know it from the Patreon nothing comes up, but I didn’t think about searching Wolven. Thanks for the heads up!

Ah, yes! For space issue, they leave middle name out of my presenter bio. Are you making it to con, this year? :)

I am! And super looking forward to it, like every year. Tonight I get to play the ‘how many boots will fit in my checked bag’ game. Hope all is well with the prep on that end. 

  #wolvensnothere  

2014 COMICS AND POPULAR ARTS ACADEMIC CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

wolvensnothere:

wolvensnothere:

FRIDAY

10:00 AM - WELCOME (COMICS)
Description:
Get a sneak peak at this year’s panel lineup, then hear from CPAAC’s keynote speaker kellysue DeConnick!
Location: Hyatt, Hanover F

11:30 AM - GENDER IN SCI-FI FILM (AM SCI-FI MEDIA)
Description:
Scholars Joel Amnot & Johnathan Flowers investigate issues of gender, feminism, and masculine ft masculine ft in sci-fi films like Ender’s Game and Pacific Rim.
Participates:

  • Johnathan Flowers: Mako Mori is (Not) Your Feminist Heroine
  • Joel Amnott: Who is playing Ender’s Game? Whiteness, Masculinity, and Film Adaptation

Moderator: Vickie Willis
Location: Marriott, M301-M302 

11:30 AM - PSYCHOLOGY AND GAMING (TABLETOP GAMING)
Description:
Psychologists Josué Cardona, Woody Harris, & Charles Rohr discuss the use of tabletop games and RPGs in therapy and clinical psychology.
Participants:

  • ·         Josué Cardona & Woody Harris: Gaming Is Good for You: The Positive Effects of Video and Board Gaming
  • ·         Charles Rohr: Roll Knowledge (Psychology): Examining the Role of Tabletop Role Playing Games in Society, Psychology, and Treatment of United States Combat Veterans.

Moderator: Richard Scott Nokes
Location: Hilton, Grand Salon C

2:00PM CPAAC PRESENTER LUNCH

4:00 PM - MYTH IN STARGATE (STARGATE)
Description:
Scholars and fans examine the Stargate franchise as myth-building.
Participants:

  • Richard Scott Nokes

Location: Westin, Chastain HIJ


SATURDAY

10:00AM - LITERARY AND RELIGIOUS THEMES IN COMICS (COMICS)
Description:
Scholars of comics, literature, & religion explore literary and theological themes in DC’s ‘New 52’ and ‘Swamp Thing.’ D. Humphries, N. Sheppard.
Participants:

  • Durf Humphries: Old Testaments and the New 52: Conflicting Religions of DC Comics
  • Natalie Sheppard: Abandon Hope, Y’all Who Enter Here: Swamp Thing and Dante’s Journey Through The Divine Comedy

Moderator: Richard Scott Nokes
Location: Hyatt, Hanover F

2:30PM - SCI FI: GENDER & UTOPIA (SCIFI LITERATURE)
Description:
Jennifer Hudgens discusses race & gender in Heinlein’s work, & Joseph Cadotte & Elizabeth Kidder discuss historical & fictional utopias & dystopias.
Participants:

  • Jennifer Hudgens:  RAH, RAH, Womp: Race and Gender in Heinlein’s Science Fiction
  • Joseph Cadotte & Elizabeth Kidder: The Broken Paradise: the Dystopia Lurking Inside Every Utopia

Moderator: Vickie Willis
Location: Hyatt, Embassy A-B


SUNDAY

10:00 AM - POST-APOCALYPTIC SOCIAL CRITIQUE (APOCALYPSE RISING)
Description:
Critical Social Theorist Clint Jones analyzes the Walking Dead, the Massive, and Snowpiercer to draw conclusions about modern society.
Participants:

  • Clint Jones: Post-Apocalyptic Human Society:  An Examination of the End Times in The Walking Dead, The Massive, and Snowpiercer

Moderator: Damien Williams
Location: Westin, Chastain 1-2

2:30 PM - COMICS, SEMIOTICS, REPRESENTATION (COMICS)
Description:
Comics scholars Spencer Chalifour and Jared Hegwood examine symbolic and representational techniques from Superman to Jeff Smith’s RASL.
Participants:

  • Spencer Chalifour: The Very Wheelwork of Nature: The Visual Representation of Alternate Realities in Jeff Smith’s RASL
  • Jared Hegwood: Subject, Signifier, Superman

Moderator: Matthew Brown
Location: Hyatt, Hanover F

4:00PM - CPAAC PRESENTERS MEETUP
Description:
CPAAC Panelists meet and discuss experiences at this years conferences, and any improvements or adjustments to be made for the  following year. (Closed Session)

10:00 PM - DREAM LOGIC AND MURDER WIZARDRY (HORROR)
Description:
A discussion of the narrative effects of psychological concepts and themes from MANHUNTER to NBC’s HANNIBAL
Participants:

  • Damien Patrick Williams
  • Cleolinda Jones

Location: Westin, Peachtree 1-2


MONDAY

10:00 AM - COMICS IN THE COMPOSITION CLASSROOM (COMICS)
Description:
Comics scholar Karl Mohn and comics professional Kelly Sue DeConnick discuss the various ways that educators can use the comic medium to teach students about composition and narrative.
Participants:

  • Karl Mohn: Comics and Multimodal Composition in the First-Year Composition Classroom
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick

Moderator: Vickie Willis
Location: Hyatt, Hanover F

11:30 AM - STARGATE AS MYTH (STARGATE)
Panel Title:
Stargate as Stories, Myths, and Personal Identity
Description: The panel examines the rise of new media, & its effect on how we virtualize & mythologize notions of the self & the Stargate community. R.S. Nokes, D. Williams
Participants:

  • Richard Scott Nokes
  • Damien Williams 

Location: Westin, Chastain HIJ

1:00 PM - COMICS & FEMINISM (COMICS)
Description:
Comics scholars Daniel Amrhein and Kari Storla trace feminist themes from the origins of Wonder Woman to the Tomb Raider reboot comic by Gail Simone.
Participants:

  • Daniel Amrhein: Why Wonder Woman? Tracing the Rise of a Feminist Icon
  • Kari Storla: "She’s just one girl": A post (modern) feminist reading of the Tomb Raider reboot
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick

Moderator: Vickie Willis
Location: Hyatt, Hanover F

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For official maps to help you get around the con, be sure to check here: http://www.dragoncon.org/?q=where_to_go_hyatt (Where home is Hyatt Regency Atlanta,
265 Peachtree Street Northeast,
Atlanta, 30303, US )

In case you missed it.

OP: Thank you for posting this. I’ve been periodically looking for your name in the Presenter tab after each update and not finding it. I like seeing you speak, so I’m glad you will be. 

Everyone else: This is my favorite track. Everyone should spend some of this weekend with this track. Especially Sunday night at 10, because I bet you that’s going to be a great discussion. 

  #dragoncon    #comics and pop art    #ONLY TWO SLEEPS  

allofthefeelings:

Although my primary reaction was that she shouldn’t put that much thought into any children’s movie

Go to the corner and think about what you’ve done.

I get really annoyed when people tell me I should ‘just enjoy it and stop analyzing everything’. Partially because I can’t, that’s just the way my brain works now, and partially because I feel like not analyzing my media is doing a disservice to both myself and my media.

Do I like stupid, silly, frivolous things? Sure! Do I take great joy from things that are meant to be too young for me? You bet your bippy! Do I feel like it’s important to understand those things contextually against the media and social landscape? YES. YES I DO. WHY THE FUCK WOULDN’T YOU? 

Sorry, I’m still a bit bunched up over the trend of comments I get from one particular twitter friend that seem to boil down to ‘women make everything complicated’, which is the biggest amount of bullshit. Yeah, interacting with the world is complicated sometimes, but it’s not my feeble lady brain making it so. 

  #kl has stupid feelings    #but seriously    #i have a bona fide context kink    #and i am easily frustrated by people    #who think context doesn't matter    #context    #like existentialism    #is about everything  

nikolasdraperivey:

CINEMATIC MILES MORALES COSPLAY

Yo! My name is Nikolas A. Draper-Ivey…This is cosplay as Cinematic Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider Man. This suit was made by 
Jesse Covington ( Writer and Costume Designer) and sewn by Sasha Williams ( Fashion Major graduate). Photos were taken by Pierre BL Brevard I specifically would like to thank Marvel Comics Artist Sara Pichelli for designing this character. I’m also very excited to see Olivier Coipel's work on Spider-Verse!

(Full shoot will be shot in New York itself just in time for NYCC)

  #um dude    #i love    #miles morales    #and i love you    #spider-man  

seratonation replied to your photoset “Okay friends, I have a question. I’m bringing the Bucky cardigan,…”

I saw the replies to the comments above so I’ll abstain (also word limit), I’m just here to say I’m glad you found the cardigan!!!

I am too, dude. Can you imagine how distraught I would be if I’d actually lost it? I’d have to rewrite MacArthur Park. I wouldn’t get out of bed for a week.

carefulwiththataxe answered to your photoset “Okay friends, I have a question. I’m bringing the Bucky cardigan,…”

I like both! However I really do like the styling on the right. I feel like tights suit femme!Bucky

Tights DO suit femme!Bucky. I guess it comes down to if I want to be cute or if I want to be Bucky. Also, I kicked myself this morning for not thinking about the way I wore it at Megacon with the brown boots and belt. That’s more like the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes version of him and is going to be more comfortable. But that means I’d have to fly with two pairs of boots. Guess I’ll have to play with the luggage tonight.

  #seratonation    #carefulwiththataxe  
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Played: 46 times.

seratonation suggested I use the Shazam app to name that song from the 20s. I tried, friends, but the app didn’t recognize it. In fact, it told me that it doesn’t recognize humming. Which is good to know, but not actually relevant at this point in time. So I’m uploading it instead. 

Not a single thing in the folder of 20s music I downloaded is labeled, so if you know a place that might be able to use to identify them for tagging purposes, I’d love to know about it.

  #music    #1920s    #because sometimes you just gotta    #dance around in your underwear    #vintage style  

catnapswithjamesfranco answered your photo: “Okay friends, I have a question. I’m bringing the Bucky cardigan,…”:
i am having trouble deciding because you look amazing either way :x
OH STOP YOU. No, never stop. <33

sahkoo answered your photo: “Okay friends, I have a question. I’m bringing the Bucky cardigan,…”:
I think the one of the left looks better, but you are kind of disappearing into the background curtain in the second pic.
The left one is more of my personal style, which in turn might make it more comfortable. 

sahkoo replied to your photo: “Okay friends, I have a question. I’m bringing the Bucky cardigan,…”:
You can never go wrong with boots tho.
This is a true fucking fact. I’m gonna need many more boots for the winter.

jedimara77 answered your photo: “Okay friends, I have a question. I’m bringing the Bucky cardigan,…”:
I’m partial to the left side, and it’ll probably be more comfy in Hotlanta? Both are nice though!
That is a legit thing to keep in mind. HM. 

kayquimi answered your photo: “Okay friends, I have a question. I’m bringing the Bucky cardigan,…”:
hm, it’s hard to see it with the dark curtain behind it, but i think the right looks awesome and more dark-assassiny
I knooooow. It’s the only full length mirror I have and opening the curtain really doesn’t help that much. On the plus side, we know I’ll be able to blend in to many different locations for spying purposes! 
  #catnapswithjamesfranco    #sahkoo    #jedimara77    #kayquimi  

Both my parents sold their souls,
a little of each tucked into my
creation for safe keeping.

To make the accounting easier,
all of their blessed demons
are coming for me.

  #poetry    #fragments    #kl is not a poet    #but she is    #leaving this here for later    #i've now written    #thirty-one words this month    #wooooo    #confetti it's a parade!  

Okay friends, I have a question. I’m bringing the Bucky cardigan, because why the hell wouldn’t I, but I’m not sure if I want to style it the same as last year. Last year’s is on the left, with the red accents. I’m thinking about just doing black tights and heeled boots though, like on the right. Less feminine. More appropriate with ridic war paint eye shadow mess. I’m not sure if I’m sold on it, though. 

Preference? Thoughts?

  #dragoncon    #cosplay is the best play    #kl is a spaz    #it's a wonder i ever take the cardigan off    #honestly