Mega Girl on power and problem-solving

Mega Girl confesses to her fallen enemy Cleaver how super heroics and super villainy, rather than being at opposite ends of a spectrum, are separated by inches. And the desire to use brute force to solve problems (even at the cost of millions of lives) is always a temptation.

Read more of this brilliant webcomic Strong Female Protagonist.  Written by Brennan Lee Mulligan and drawn by Molly Ostertag. Selected by MarySue as one of the “40 Webcomics You Need to Read”. I put it in the top ten.

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A Beautiful Thing (when boy meets boy)

Queerly Geek and Geekly Queer, Matt Fishel’s brilliant video to the song “When Boy Meets Boy” has something for every geek. Superheros. Comics. Cheesy lines. Even chibis that level up when in love!

“When Boy Meets Boy” is from Matt Fishel’s debut album Not Thinking Straight.

For the Not Thinking Straight artwork, Matt teamed up with San Diego-based comic book illustrator Joe Phillips (creator of Joe Boys Comics and director/animator of the films Stonewall & Riot and The House Of Morecock). The album art includes 18 stunning original illustrations by Joe, each telling a unique story based on the songs’ lyrics. Joe Phillips also created and directed the wonderful animation video for When Boy Meets Boy, the sixth single from Not Thinking Straight. The single was released worldwide on 3rd June 2013 and includes another fantastic reworking of the song by Matt Pop. The accompanying video is a fun, animated tale of ‘boy meets boy’, with a superhero twist!

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“I have a couple of friends who haven’t been able to do what they want artistically because they’re signed to major labels. So, given the choice, I’d rather do it my way,” says British singer-songwriter Matt Fishel.

What is Fishel’s way? After becoming something of an internet sensation, Matt launched his own record label, Young Lust Records. Although based London, he collaborates with artists around the globe. Fishel is repeatedly asked in interviews whether his open sexuality is alienating to straight listeners.

“I’ve always responded to music that’s truthful,” he tells me. “For me I just happen to be gay, out and proud. The songs I write about are all about relationships and experiences that I’ve had. I’ve never been willing to deliberately not write about that or change it to combat what major labels call ‘limiting your mass appeal’.”

“I personally think that attitude is quite patronising to straight people. As a young gay boy I was able to relate to ‘heterosexual songs’ with men singing about women and vice versa. It didn’t stop me liking particular groups or artists.”

Holy Catsuits, Batman!

The (Super)Power of the Pin-up

Biff! Bam! Pop! Here’s three cheers to the celluloid beauties who still go POW! after all these years. Wong Fu and his lovely band of drag queens may love Julie Newmar but Eartha Kitt will always be THE Catwoman. In addition to having purr-fect voice for the role, the slinky wildcat got her tail caught in the proverbial rocking chair of then First Lady, Ladybird Johnson, by using an official (fan) luncheon as an opportunity to criticize Mrs. Johnson’s husband’s policy on the Vietnam War. Ms. Kitt said:

“You send the best of this country off to be shot and maimed. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot… The children of America are not rebelling for no reason. They are not hippies for no reason at all. We don’t have what we have on Sunset Blvd. for no reason. They are rebelling against something. There are so many things burning the people of this country, particularly mothers. They feel they are going to raise sons — and I know what it’s like, and you have children of your own, Mrs. Johnson — we raise children and send them to war.”

As if she wasn’t sexy enough. Good politics make this writer wobbly in the knees. (An underrated superpower). What follows is the article we found at “Lost Pin-ups.” Click for more on Eartha Kitt, Lee Meriwether and other catwomen in art, film and mythology.

http://www.lostpinup.com/2012/07/catwomen-over-the-years.html

Catwomen Over the Years

While they’re not exactly pinups, technically, we’re quite sure the lovely ladies of the Batman franchise have graced the walls of many a gentleman over the last 7 decades. With this weekend’s release of the final installment of the Christopher Nolan film series, “The Dark Knight Rises,” Catwoman is on our minds. Anne Hathaway is the latest to portray the feline fatale Selina Kyle, and rumor has it she does a fantastic job.

We decided to do a little retrospective of the catwomen over time. Who was your favorite?

Julie Newmar – 1960s television show

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Lee Meriwether – 1966 film

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Eartha Kitt – television series’ final season

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Michelle Pfeiffer – 1992 film

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Halle Berry – 2005 film

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Update – as a Lost Pinup reader, Jason, pointed out, Alicia Silverstone also played a sassy femme fatale in the Batman franchise. She was not catwoman, however, but the flightier “Batgirl,” in the 1997 Joel Schumacher film. She’s got a great costume, though, so we’ll throw her in for good measure!

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Catwomen in Myth and Memory

This page is a work in progress. Be patient, kittens.

Goddesses

  • Sehkmet
  • Bast
  • Bastet

Comic Book S/heroes

  • catwoman
  • omaha the cat dancer
  • the sandman (Bast)

Books (with more words than pictures)

  • the tanya huff novels about the angel that becomes a cat
  • cat detectives and other personified cat narrators

Movies

  • Catpeople (the original)
  • Cat People (natassia kinski version)
  • is their catgirl porn? anime? other? (hmmm links to reviews with nsfw and age appropriate warnings)

Television

  • Doctor Who quotes on catwomen
  • episodes in which they appear, the cat nuns
  • the Buffy episode where everyone turns into their costumes
  • Red Dwarf: the cat

Furries, fantasies and costumers

  • cheap and nasty halloween
  • serious scritch-pile kitties