K Tempest Tumbles

I'm K. Tempest Bradford, a writer, blogger, tech geek, and all around nerd. I'm such a big science fiction/fantasy/speculative fiction fan that I even write it (I know, pretty hard core!).

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You know, I’m a comic book fan and I’m a Steve/Tony fan… and I think it’s super cruel to throw new Steve/Tony fans right into Civil War. D: There are like a million years of bromance before that where they aren’t trying to murder each other. If you desperately want comics where Steve and Tony fight over ideological differences and then make up, there’s the Cap/Iron Man Annual (from ‘98). If you don’t want to hop right into 616 and prefer something self-contained (though frankly, Civil War is about the opposite of self-contained) then go read some Marvel Adventures: Avengers. They go on picnics! Steve lets Tony play with his shield! They beat up telemarketers together!

Seriously, though, I worry that people who read the slapped together, grimdark mess that is Civil War will drop comics and never come back. I don’t even want to think about all the plot holes, especially between the ongoings and the mini. D:

If anyone wants some directions on where to find specific comics other than Civil War or want any help getting into them, send me your contact info. I’m certainly no expert (who can be?), but I’ll do my best to get you started.


Okay, I think I don’t hate Civil War anymore. Brb, crying forever.


Hate-filled sex fighting to release the UST agression.

Perry’s flirtations with neo-Confederate organizations and symbols — ably documented by Justin Elliott — are so extraordinarily reprehensible that it should immediately and permanently disqualify him from being taken seriously for national office. The Confederacy was not a bunch of generally well-meaning dudes who went a little too far, it was a gang of racist traitors who launched a bloody war to defend a monstrously unjust institution. Having neo-Confederate sympathies in America should be equivalent to supporting the reconstituted Fascist party in Italy, or worse. It should not be considered something that 50 percent of the nation should be willing to look past, or even embrace.

If Rick Perry is seriously a presidential front-runner there’s something wrong with all of us - War Room - Salon.com (via teramerapyar)

Hmm. Odd coincidence.  At any rate- I find it to be completely ignorant and offensive for the article-writer to make such a patently untrue blanket statement about the Confederacy.  The driving force behind secession of the states was the federal government having too much control, not racism. I’m not saying that I’m a supporter of Perry, but if you didn’t pay enough attention in history class, don’t write a fucking article.  Especially one that’s pretty well libelous.

(via ahungryvirgin)

I think that’s part of it but to deny more than racism, but white supremacy as part of the role of why the confederacy seceded seems a bit inaccurate. “States rights” were part of it, but we really know why they wanted to keep those “state rights”. To uphold slavery, which is rooted in capitalism and white supremacy and racism. 

(via strugglingtobeheard)

At this rate, I’m going to have to memorize the passage, because I’ve been pulling it out so often, yet it seems that nobody hears.

Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth.

Alexander Stephens, Vice President of the Confederate States of America

(via progressivelyminded)

Lets keep passing this around because not enough people have read it

Hear is my favorite passage from Dr. Anne Sarah Rubins (pretty kick ass CW historian) book about the Confederacy. She says:

…Confederates took slavery as a given, albeit a sometimes problematic one, subject to neither challenge nor conversation.

Confederate had a second reason to keep silent on the subject of slavery, for they worried constantly about how their nation would be perceived by foreign countries. The ever-present search for diplomatic recognition, a sort of national status anxiety, underlay Confederate call for indigenous schoolbooks and literature, and it influenced the language in which Confederates framed their national aspirations. They were sensitive to foreign, particularly British, opposition to slavery. By de-emphasizing bondage as a cause of succession, stressing instead states rights and political domination, Confederates were able to shift the terms of debate, thus making their cause more palatable to conditional Unionist, nonslaveholders, and outside nations. [emphasis mine]

States Rights was ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS about slavery. States rights was code for slavery during the war and today. The South was racist and still is racist (however that can be saved for a different discussion). The Confederacy fought the Civil War over slavery and used political propaganda to make people think they were fighting over states rights. Confederate politicians knew that they could not get people to support a war over slavery. 

(via feministslut)

Commentary. I am sick to death of this ‘states rights’ bollocks. It was about their ‘right’ to own other human beings. Full stop.

(via teramerapyar)

Anyone who tells you that the confederacy wasn’t about slavery and racism being institutionalized for ever and ever amen is bald face lying. Either to themselves, or to you. As a southern history major working on a Master’s degree, I want each of you confederacy defenders to talk to me about Bedford Forrest and his actions throughout the war, and more importantly his actions -after- the war, and how he was upholding confederate beliefs by laying the foundation for the KKK. Please. Pick up a fucking book.

(via thunderwishes)

Looks like ahungryvirgin is the one who needs to read a history book. Possibly one more in-depth and truthful than the one he/she read in the 3rd grade.

(via karnythia)


‘I think it’s a shame how people feel the need to tell other people who they can and can’t ship. Anybody who thinks there are absolutely no grounds to ship Steve/Tony obviously hasn’t read Civil War.’

You go, confessor.


I think it’s a shame how people feel the need to tell other people who they can and can’t ship. Anybody who thinks there are absolutely no grounds to ship Steve/Tony obviously hasn’t read Civil War.’

You go, confessor.

(via marvelconfessions-deactivated20)

The more I learn about Civil War the more I’m glad I don’t read comics, because eesh.