punch holes in the sky
Captain Marvel #9
"Oh my god, what is on your head?:
What Would Grandma Rose Do? is now the motto of the Carol Corps Yarn Brigade.
And the answer? Is obviously…. Call Everybody By The Wrong Name And Knit It Anyways
Van-Rucka’s youngest, as an AWESOME POWERFUL Captain Marvel!!
Love that kid.
PREVIEW: CAPTAIN MARVEL #17
RELEASE DATE: November 6th
THE CAROL CORPS ISSUE!
• THE special oversized issue to end all oversized issues!
• In the aftermath of Enemy Within, Carol Danvers must rebuild her memories through the eyes of her biggest fan.
• Find out why this is such a fan-beloved series!
aw, check it out, guys, we were featured on welovefine!
Sunday afternoon at GeekGirlCon 2013, a report by me.
Kelly Sue DeConnick said “you’re my friend from Tumblr! How do you pronounce your name?”
“Tereshkova, like the Russian cosmonaut.”
“I don’t know why I didn’t notice that!”
I explained about the bleach pen and my Carol Corps tank top and asked her to sign big since it bleeds out. (“It’s like arts and crafts.”) As she was signing she said she really liked what I post.
“You seem like Carol”, she told me.
I just managed not to actually spill any tears and said that was the nicest thing I’d heard in several weeks. I’m kind of impressed I managed anything coherent at all.
After I recovered, I asked if we could take a picture, and she said okay we’re doing duck face selfies. Which we did. Then Matt Fraction said, wait, I have to take a picture. I have to document the documenting. So he took a picture of me taking a picture of me and Kelly Sue DeConnick.
The table lineup was such that Matt Fraction was seated before Kelly Sue. I didn’t realize he would be there, so I didn’t bring my Hawkeye comics. I did tell him about the van in front of our house and how much I love Hawkguy and that passage in particular. He thanked me and was generally very nice to talk to.
There was a photographer who was taking shots the whole time I was trying not to break out crying, and after she heard what Kelly Sue said about me, she asked for my blog. I gave her my card, and I don’t know if she will send photos but I sure hope so.
Then there was a small Carol Corps gathering, with 4 Carols and ~5 civilians. We decided on the plural noun (a whizbang of Carols) and came up with the Carol Corps hand sign. Photos of the four of us keep turning up (like this one, which I snagged from one of their blogs) and I keep thinking how fabulous|perfect|aggressive|amazing we are. I loved being part of a gathering like that. I’ve never been in a group of fans of one specific property/character before. It was just … it was a thing. We got to show the DeFractions what we’d come up with and get a group shot with Kelly Sue. Though I don’t know whose camera it was on… no, wait. I do: it’s on Fraction’s phone. He got one of us laughing (because he’d said “say destroy the patriarchy!”) and one serious because Kelly Sue said she wasn’t into smiles and wanted serious girl gang expressions.
We will be the stars we were always meant to be.
Any time I’m uncertain, or tired, or just don’t want to do something, all I have to do now is tell myself “Kelly Sue thinks you’re like Carol.” I won’t let either of them down.
Captain Marvel gives Captain America a lift.
I love them together so much.
Ever since I told her Kelly Sue liked what she’d said about Captain Marvel Aeris has wanted to meet her — “the writer of Captain Marvel! The REAL one!!!” We got in line for the panel an hour early to make sure we got in. We got to be a part of a community — Aeris stood on her chair when Kelly Sue asked the Carol Corps to stand up. And when we got to the stage afterwards the crowd parted and Kelly Sue snatched her up into a hug and I don’t know which was more happy in that moment. Janet Lee and Emily Shaw also came over to talk to Aeris about being the real live Kit; when asked what her favourite part of school is Aeris answered “Math” and both encouraged this and told her Carol must be good at math to be a pilot. As the mother of two daughters who are interested in science and math, THANK YOU. No one encouraged my interests in science when I was a teen girl so I never pursued them.
During the panel, preview art of Captain Marvel #17 featuring Kit came on screen and Aeris said (loud enough for the surrounding row to smile about it) “I’m in those pictures up there!” This is what we mean when we talk about wanting representation in our stories. We want a full and complete spectrum so every child can look up on the screen and say I’m in those pictures up there.
Thank you, all of you, for giving Aeris the very best afternoon.