Toxicnotebook Recommends: Batwoman

"A cadet shall not lie, cheat or steal, not suffer others to do so. I’m sorry, sir. I can’t.”

The Batman gave her the inspiration. Her father gave her the discipline. Years of training gave her the skills. But only Kate Kane herself knows what gave her the unbreakable drive to serve in the war on crime…as the Batwoman. Marked by the blood-red bat emblem, Kate Kane is a soldier fighting her own private war - one that began years ago and haunts her every waking moment.

Batwoman is Kate Kane’s ongoing solo title written by Greg Rucka, W. Haden Blackman, & J.H. Williams III and drawn by J.H Williams III, Amy Reeder, & Trevor McCarthy. Kate Kane was raised in a military family. When she was a child, she was kidnapped along with her twin sister and mother by political extremists. Kate was the only survivor.

Driven by the murder of her family, Kate eventually joins the military. Unfortunately, right after her graduation from training, she is outed as a lesbian- and kicked out after she refuses to deny it. Kate drifts through life for a while, feeling like she no longer has a purpose, until she crosses paths with the Caped Crusader…

Possibly my all-time favorite cape comic, Batwoman has all the best parts of a Batfamily comic: a compelling lead character, the technological mixed with the mystical, a touch of the gothic, and a strong family theme. Kate Kane is also one of the best representations of what it’s like to be a lesbian I have ever come across. As a lesbian myself, I cannot even begin to tell you just how refreshing it was to read about a lesbian who was not only the lead character, but actually dates other women ‘on-screen’, has interesting adventures, and does not die horribly. Also, the art is gorgeous. READ THIS BOOK!

WARNING: Elegy, and the overarching plot for volumes 1-3, deal with child kidnapping, abuse, and death.

Completed: No (Ongoing)
Publisher: DC Comics
Level of Violence: Moderate to high
Number of page layouts that will make you seethe with jealousy: TOO. MANY.
For fans of: Lesbian characters who DON’T DIE OR TURN STRAIGHT, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, The Killing Joke, Batman: The Animated Series, Lazarus, Rucka’s Punisher run, Elektra (current run), Kelly Sue Deconnick’s Ghost, Black Widow: The Name of the Rose, X-23, possibly Velvet, possibly Promethea.

Where to buy: Comixology: here; Amazon: Elegy Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3 Vol 4*; BN: Elegy Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3 Vol 4*.

*I haven’t read volume 4 yet, so I cannot vouch for how good it is. I have, thankfully, heard good things about it.

See more recs here! Intro post to this series


Batgirl Is A Phenomenon
from Robin 088 2001-05 digital

This is the oft posted “Become Faster” sequence in max tumblr resolution with a digital source. It perfectly captures Cassandra (skilled, intense, blunt) and Stephanie’s (a novice, upbeat, uncertain) characters.

The stinger at the end is a great example of Bruce showing paternal pride in Cass:
Steph: Will I ever be that good?
Batman: Honestly? Probably not. Batgirl is a phenomenon.

Anonymous asked:

Why are you so angry about JLaw's nudes being leaked? I thought you didn't like her.

Mushmallow World Answer:


  • i am angry because this is just another example of women being shamed for taking nudes instead of the douchebag who spreads them being shamed for violating someone’s privacy like that
  • i am angry because nobody deserves this, regardless of how i feel about their personality
  • i am angry because this is pure misogyny and shows how women aren’t respected in our culture
  • i am angry because she did not consent to having those pics posted everywhere but they still were
  • i am angry because on the VERY RARE occasion this happens to a male celeb he is not shamed but rather the perpetrator is and it’s forgotten quickly whereas this will haunt jennifer for years and years to come
  • i am angry because this was a sex crime and people are treating it like a joke
  • i am angry because she is being exploited/objectified and some gross dudebros are probably jacking off to those pics 
  • i am angry because people are CONGRATULATING the fucker who did such an atrocious thing to her instead of being appalled 

listen i may not like her personally but the fact remains that as a human being she is entitled to body autonomy and to choose who sees her naked body and who doesn’t 

The Daily Mail is now publishing government-sponsored articles.


I realise that The Daily Mail is not exactly the first place most of us go for journalistic integrity, but all the same I feel this sets a worrying precedent.

(Source: hellotailor)