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So here it is, Carol Corps! The present I promised:
Wait, what? Where are you going???
Here, lemme ‘splain:
That right there is Carol Danvers’ lucky hat, as knit for her by Grandma Rose in Captain Marvel Issue 9, which I know you are all going to have in your hot little hands come Wednesday the 16th.
Here is the panel description for the hat’s first appearance:
Carol walking toward camera about to turn a corner, Grandma Rose eating on the park bench behind her. Carol is now wearing a ridiculous knit hat. Something really bright and absurd, maybe with knit flowers all over it like one of those crazy old fashioned bathing caps.
If such a thing is possible, the cat is smiling.
What I got you is the knitting pattern. I commissioned my friend, the annoyingly talented and resourceful knitwear designer Nikol Lohr, to produce a pattern based on Filipe Andrade’s drawing and Jordie Bellaire’s colors. I paid her in real money for the right to give you this pattern for free, so that, if you choose, you may produce one of these beauties for yourself (or, cajole one of your knitting friends to do it for you).
Happy New Year, Carol Corps!! I love you.
Download the pattern here and disseminate at will.
Here’s Nikol modeling it. Isn’t she cute?
This makes me kind of want to learn to knit…
Hi, just your local Mayan here reminding you the world isn’t ending tomorrow.
Also, that Mayans still exist.
And finally, that we have a language that is still spoken, and written, and that our science and other studies have developed with time and we’re not some stone age group of savages carving shit into rocks for all eternity just so some iztacchuatl will find it and tell us white jesus is gonna end the world when our calender stops working for her.
Hey, everyone collectively cursing the Mayans today: there is an entire culture of still living, breathing, self-identified Mayans who are super pissed that you’re denigrating them based on your own misunderstanding of an ancient calendar! A calendar that, if you cared to do any research at all you would know, has cycled four times before. Welcome to the Fifth Age! Which I thought was supposed to be an Age of Enlightenment so thanks for proving that false assholes.
“Gee, the lowering of flags to half-staff and prayers I sent to honor the last victims don’t seem to have stopped this from happening again; maybe this time I should actually do something about it?” -said no US politician, ever.
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein