Virtual supermarkets are popping up in subway stations in South Korea, where commuters can virtually shop for items while waiting for the train to come. Customers simply scan an item’s QR code using the free “Homeplus” app and can have it delivered to their doorstep before they even get home. Ranked as the 2nd most hard-working country in the world to Japan, South Korea is rewarding its workers with this timesaving gem.
Wow! I kinda love this idea.
literally the future
this is some total recall shit i fuckin love it
X-Men #1 (released Wed. May 29th) by Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel
Because you demanded it! The X-Women finally get their own book, from critically acclaimed superstars Brian Wood (X-MEN, ULTIMATE X-MEN, DMZ, The Massive) and Olivier Coipel (AVX, HOUSE OF M, THOR)! An old enemy shows up at the X-Men’s door, seeking asylum from an ancient evil come back to earth. Meanwhile, Jubilee has come home, and she’s brought with her an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the earth’s survival…or its destruction. Against a backdrop of what seems like an alien invasion and an eons-spanning war between brother and sister, Storm steps up and puts together a team to protect the child and stop a new threat that could destroy all life on earth!
no see lesbians are not more accepted than gay men they’re more sexualized please do not get those 2 things confused
and yet men remain the most marketed demographic for just about everything.
I’m pretty sure the only men who spend more time thinking about DC than women on Tumblr are the men who actually work there.
people still act fucking surprised when women show up for genre shit
Holy shit—seeing a quote with over 14,000 notes from one of your oldest friends is… amazing. Tumblr! Women. Nerd stuff? Brett White!
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This is why we need more epic Young Adult-themed comic series, with great characters and worlds you can just get lost in. Imagine if a series with the imaginative scale and characters of Harry Potter were a comic first… Imagine if you could get the young adult female market engaged far beyond what we see today… A fraction of the success of series like HP, Twilight, or The Hunger Games (all of which are pure genre fiction, which comics excel at) would change the comics marketplace forever…
It drives me insane that this isn’t happening on a larger scale. Young women read more than ANY OTHER demographic. And in the digital age, there’s no barrier to entry. If someone wants to read something, it’s right at their fingertips. And yet so little of the market is trying to tell those kinds of stories, that have that kind of appeal. It practically dares the existing female audience to give up on the medium. It’s infuriating. There’s an incredible power to harness here, and I think people are starting to see it… But there’s so much more to do.
All it takes is one entryway. Harry Potter transformed Young Adult fiction from a couple shelves in your local book store to a whole wall of shelves with its own subgenres. I’m waiting for the comic that does that.
When Strangers Click, a 2011 documentary about online dating.
It reminds me of that famous Margaret Atwood quote: “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” It also reminds me of something written by one of the mods of Sex Worker Problems: “Misandry irritates. Misogyny kills.”
I mean, it’s just true.