I probably will, but there won’t be any discussion on the blog whatsoever. Asks and comments are disabled, and I won’t be interacting with anyone who starts a dialogue.
I just find the environment here incredibly toxic, and I’ve decided to begin the process of leaving tumblr. It’s not something you can just drop, as I’ve made a lot of friends here, but there is a possibility that eventually my tumblr presence will disappear completely.
Shortly, MediAvengers will be moving to blogger. The original blog will remain on tumblr, but mediavengers.com will point to blogger :)
Keep following here though, any fanworks that crop up, that fit the basic idea of MCU media commentary, may be reblogged here.
Recently, I created an Economist cover for this blog, which featured a prominent image of the top of Captain America’s head, with the HYDRA emblem in place of the ‘A’.
There has been a bit of backlash about this, mostly in regards to the insinuation that Steve Rogers could be, or is HYDRA. This is not what I am saying with this image. In fact, those who have inferred this concept, couldn’t be further from the truth.
How many times have you seen magazines, whether they be lowbrow tabloids, or respected journals, feature a shocking image on the cover to sell issues? How many times have you seen radical hyperbole used to convey a message of fear? How many times have you seen journalists use shock tactics, or speculation to create a name for themselves?
What we see in the MCU, is what is ‘really’ happening. What would those who live in it see? They would see an intelligence agency falling on its own sword. They would see the name of a man, once hailed as a patriot, being sullied by the enemy in his own ranks. How would the media respond to those touted as superheroes, working for an agency that turned out to be rotten all along.
This is the message behind MediAvengers. We see the ‘real’ people in this universe, but those who would be commenting on the events wouldn’t see what’s going on behind closed doors.
Consider this: If you were a bystander in the universe where our heroes exist, would you immediately believe that Captain America could only possibly be good, or would you consider the idea that he may have known who he was working for all along?
To be honest, I think some people just don’t get what it is you’re doing with this blog, which is a bit sad. I would have thought it was obvious, but apparently not.
This is why I wrote The post - to help people understand. Some of the messages I got… wooooah.
That’s what I mean. I am Iron Man. I am Tony Stark. Identity’s a strange thing. You spend years and years building up a persona – an armor, if you like – to protect you from the vultures circling, waiting for you to screw up and fall on your face. I guess in some ways, I’ve just swapped the metaphorical armor for a physical one.