Like any blog, FYBW is the product of too much time on one's hands and too much esteem for one's own opinion. It is dedicated to the Marvel superhero Black Widow, and comes pre-equipped with the radical thesis that she is worth blogging about. I started this blog because I was very tired of fandom reducing her story to a relationship with Bucky and Marjorie Liu's (excellent) run, so I created a place where fans could hopefully learn more about her history and place in the Marvel Universe.
This microblog is modeled on the grand and memetic tumblr tradition of Fuck Yeah! It is 100% obsessively dedicated to Black Widow stuff— comic books, toys, movienews, whatevs. I use my narrow focus to explore historical and political shifts in shared universe spandex storytelling; I also use it to post oversaturated .gifs with emo song lyrics attatched. Here is some stuff to keep in mind.
Tumblr doesn't support comments super-well and I don't have the time or patience to maintain a third-party comment section. If you have a tumblr you can always reblog. If you don't you can use the askbox or the somewhat mystifying (???) fanmail feature.
FYBW uses a custum tumblr theme designed, coded, and lovingly implemented by me, based on the HTML5Boilerplate. It's not something I'm planning on releasing publicly, just because it's notched so precicely to my whims. This particular iteration was born of me fiddling around with HTML5 semantic properties and trendy CSS3 transition effects. I try to keep up to accessibiltity/usability/general code validity standards as well as tumblr will let me. Alas, I live on a Mac, so Internet Explorer is an unknown country.
Fonts used include Bell MT, Muli, and Courier New, the logofont is Playfair Display. Header image is inspired by the cover of Tales of Suspense #53, penciled by the inimitable Jack Kirby. All my graphics were created in Adobe Photoshop, all my coding in Adobe Dreamweaver, and all my tumblr theming by cursing at a computer screen late at night.
I am a twenty-something ladyshaped comic book fan coming to you live from Portland, Oregon. And my superpower is that I have Opinions on the Internet.
Interests outside of comic books include: whiggery, 16-bit videogames, primary colors and bad vampire-based fiction. I am a sometimes web developer pursuing a graduate education in history, and I totally took a semester class on sequential art so I am like, ultra-qualified to run this blog. I have been creating fansites for several years and blogging for several more of them. The opinions presented here have been honed through many, many comic book messageboard e-fights, during the course of which Ed Brubaker once told me I care about continuity too much.
Yes, I am that fan. I recommend not taking this site too serieously, lest you become me.