Your perfection is unfair: Anthony Mackie
Nancy Wake, who has died in London just before her 99th birthday, was a New Zealander brought up in Australia. She became a nurse, a journalist who interviewed Adolf Hitler, a wealthy French socialite, a British agent and a French resistance leader. She led 7,000 guerrilla fighters in battles against the Nazis in the northern Auvergne, just before the D-Day landings in 1944. On one occasion, she strangled an SS sentry with her bare hands. On another, she cycled 500 miles to replace lost codes. In June 1944, she led her fighters in an attack on the Gestapo headquarters at Montlucon in central France.
Ms Wake was furious the TV series [later made about her life] suggested she had had a love affair with one of her fellow fighters. She was too busy killing Nazis for amorous entanglements, she said.
Nancy recalled later in life that her parachute had snagged in a tree. The French resistance fighter who freed her said he wished all trees bore “such beautiful fruit.” Nancy retorted: “Don’t give me that French shit.”
How to Turn All Your Essays into Feminist Rants No Matter the Subject Matter: An Autobiography by Me.
additionally, I CANNOT GET OVER Steve’s fucking Sadness Errands that he keeps running around DC, like, his schedule literally goes
6 AM: jogging
7:15: unburden soul to total stranger, lacking better options
3 PM: visit own museum exhibit to stare at the Dead Best Friend Wall
4:30: attempt meaningful human connection with sole surviving contemporary; fail due to Alzheimer’s
6 PM: dinner for one
7 PM: contemplate own loneliness, probably
The way Steve looks at Bucky
the fact that the winter soldier uses a more provincial (ghetto, really) form of russian seriously breaks my heart.
russian is not his first language. neither is japanese, german, french or whatever other language hyrda and the red room deemed appropriate for their greatest toy to learn.
no amount of brainwashing can erase the fact that the winter soldier was not raised speaking russian. no amount of brainwashing can change the fact that he’s a brat from brooklyn who didn’t care much about schooling to begin with.
no amount of brainwashing can take the back-alley away from him.
my own personal headcanon is that he’s been taught the formal versions of each of the language’s, that somewhere in his programming is a version of russian worthy of the tzars’ long-dead courts but subconsciously he fights it.
because he’s not russian.
hello 911 my sock is falling down inside my shoe
#i’m imagining tyrion running around fucking shit up so jaime doesn’t feel awkward anymore #jaime keeps not being able to open doors #so tyrion yells at people for closing doors #jaime can’t use silverware #so tyrion starts eating with his hands (via jeynegrey)
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James Franco tries to hookup with 17yo girl on instagram
I rebel violently at the perception of Steve as a straight-laced rule-follower who perscribes to the ‘everything was better in the past’ conservative rhetoric - I rebel violently at the idea that being a good person makes you boring - and this film kicked that in the teeth.
Steve as a character always has been nothing like the ethnocentric, jingoistic interpretation of ‘patriotism’ that America often represents.
Help, now I want to read punk!Steve Rogers even though the image is totally exploding my brain.