Tumblrs you should follow
Your Kickstarter Sucks - Scathing reviews of some of the stupider fundraisers on the internet. You won’t believe how many ways a person can propose a skinny wallet.
Literally Unbelievable - Screencaps of people on Facebook reacting to stories from the Onion, without knowing what the Onion is.
Kate Beaton - The artist behind Hark! A Vagrant, but her Tumblr is mostly interesting historical curiosities. Also, notifications when the comic is updated, which is handy.
Tom Brevoort - Marvel comics editor and pretty cool guy. He primarily invites readers to suggest which original Marvel artwork he should post.
Tom Peyer - Writer of Hourman and Legion of Super-Heroes in the 1990s. If you’re looking for crazy out-of-context panels from Silver Age comics, you’ve found ‘em.
Vintage Sesame - Old school Sesame Street content.
The Yancy Street Gang - Were you aware that the Idol o’ Millions, Benjamin Grimm, is in fact a sissy? Get the scoop here.
Jess Fink - Writer/artist of Chester 5000 XYV. Posts interesting/wacky drawings. A bit more dudes in garter belts than I prefer, but maybe you’re into that sort of thing.
Starscream and Hutch - Possibly the best username on Tumblr. Freaky mind-blowing oddities.
Larp Trek - A webcomic in which Captain Picard and the gang take up Live Action Role-Playing as the crew of Deep Space Nine.
Matt Fraction - Writer of Hawkeye, the best Marvel comic being published right now. An interesting fellow who posts amazing stuff.
Kelly Sue DeConnick - Writer of Captain Marvel, which is also pretty good. I really like watching new comics fans worship the ground she walks on.
Fuck Yeah Thunderbolts - Because fuck yeah, Thunderbolts.
so green lantern was reallyyyyyy stupid and I get what they were trying to say in regards to fear being bad but fuck you, movie, not all fear is bad and not all fear keeps you from acting. sometimes fear is the best fucking motivator there is. whatever. screwed up message, screwed up movie.
Not that I want to defend the Green Lantern movie too much, but I want to clarify this point.
Fear is a motivator, and a very effective one, but it’s mostly good for motivating you to a) escape from threats and b) protect yourself from whatever your afraid of. Neither of those are the goals of the Green Lanterns, who are supposed to rush in and save other people from scary things as a matter of course.
Just being in a space police force means you need to at least manage your fear with willpower. But on top of that, the Green Lantern Corps use willpower for fuel, so that’s why they’re always on about purging all fear and how dangerous fear is. Aside from all the “free your mind from doubt” inspirational stuff, fear literally taints the juice powering their primary weapon. So do other motivations, but since the movie is about a giant fear-eating fear monster from Planet Fear, we don’t get lectured about the others.
Where Sinestro runs off the rails by the end of the movie is that he’s so into this “eliminate all fear” business that he ends up being afraid of becoming afraid, which causes him to believe that the yellow fear ring can protect him better than his green willpower ring. In the comics, Sinestro has a whole Yellow Lantern Corps, and instead of being an intergalactic police force they’re more like a gang of bullies, using their power to intimidate everyone else so nobody can threaten them.
Anyway, that’s what the movie was trying to get at with all the stuff about fear. I’m still baffled that it didn’t explain it very well. It’s sort of like a Batman movie failing to demonstrate that Batman is dressed like a bat.