aperfectbookshelf:

bigbookadventures:

It is too bad journals can’t speak up and give advice or support.

The last time that happened the Chamber of Secrets was opened

micdotcom:

She pointed out the sexism in video games, so men threatened her until she fled her home

On Monday, Anita Sarkeesian posted a segment titled “Women as Background Decoration.” It examined how gratuitous sexual abuse and violence permeates contemporary video games. By the next day, she had received so many violent threats that she had to flee her home. And these weren’t idle Internet threats — some contained accurate identifying information about Sarkeesian’s home and family, enough for law enforcement to get involved.

But she’s not wrong | Follow @micdotcom

Anonymous wondered,
Shut the fuck up about 50 shades of grey. No one fucking cares

winchesterinengland:

oh hun

let me just give you a quick run down of all the things wrong with this ask:

1-you assume i care what some asshole anon has to say when i have 300 pounds and i’m going kikass birthday shopping today

2-you assume id care about some asshole anon any other day of the year

3-i care about the 50 shades of grey thing. and whether you do or not is irrelevant to me because you are, after all, just an asshole anon

4- this is my blog and i’ll post whatever the fuck i want, if you cant take three fucking posts about something without turning into a soggy cum stained dishrag then i suggest you make use of that unfollow button because youre gross

5- lemme break this down for you

if you dont care about this 50 shades situation, you need to grow the fuck up and look at the facts

the fact is the book was so misinformed that all the practises about bdsm culture were ignored and shit all over.

he ignores the safeword

he legitimately rapes her

he never explains everything about bdsm culture to her, shes so misinformed its ridiculous

and all of this is going even more public than it already has and its being romanticised and released on valentines day 

like “happy valentines honey! i bought some ropes i dont actually know how to tie and a whip i dont actually know how to use and i’m going to just gloss over the fact you’re uncomfortable because that clearly doesnt matter!”

incorrect use of a whip can cause organ failure

incorrect knots used on wrists or feet can literally cause them to need to be amputated

its perpetuating rape culture in ways ive never seen it be advanced to this leve; and if you dont care then youre truly disgusting 

you dont care about the kids not fully understanding their sexuality being abused by older people who they think are totally allowed to do this shit?

you dont care about the people that will be raped because of this because hey apparently rape is sexy?

you dont care about the fact that the bdsm culture is, once again, being portrayed as people who are fucked up and must have been abused to be that way rather than normal people who enjoy a kink in their own homes?

you dont care about the fact that youre not supposed to bleed on your first time. ever. and now tons more girls are going to think that its completely normal? that tons more guys will? that tons of people are going to think its expected for the female to bleed when SHE WONT IF SHES BEEN SUFFICIENTLY TURNED ON AND STRETCHED ITS REALLY NOT THAT HARD

you dont care about the stereotype of subs not actually enjoying bdsm culture is being widespread? that all subs dislike it and simply have an ulterior motive?

you dont care about the underlying message of the book being “a woman should give everything, including herself, to a man”?

you dont care about all the people in abusive relationships that will think “oh well this must be normal then” and stay there?

christian grey is a run-of-the-mill abusive boyfriend. he isnt a dom. 

a dom loves his/her sub completely and the motto of bdsm is "safe, willing and sane" (or something like that anyone feel free to correct me)

it means that both partners have to be completely willing, with boundaries, safewords and everything worked out before they even think about touching eachother intimately. 

if something is a boundary, you dont fucking do it

that simple

if the safeword is used it stops. everything stops

that simple

a dom should treat his sub like a goddamn princess (unless they have prearranged and understand that he wont eg-pet play, slave play where anything outside of the bedroom is also in the same dynamic HOWEVER IT IS STILL CONSENSUAL SO IT IS STILL OKAY)

a dom is not christian grey

but millions of people are going to think he is and are going to think that thats the way bdsm should be and they’ll get involved in something very dangerous if they dont have the real facts.

that people will think its romantic because this shit is scheduled for valentines day  to treat your partner like shit, abuse her, and that what? getting them off absorbs you of all your shit? no. this is so fucking gross and im not taking a backseat when this shit happens

so in conclusion

literally fuck you, you insensitive fuck stain, this issue is so fucking important.

(Source: heichoudrivingtheimpala)

gerard-waysass:

twenty-for-trees:

gerdadway:

this always makes me laugh so much bc they’re all leaving the garage like usually you practice in your friends garage but they’re aLL LEAVIGN WHO’S GARAge IS IT

mikey gerard you live in the same house in the same direction, only one of you can be right

(Source: nothanksforthevenom)

Why Thor is Not A Fucking Idiot (A Comprehensive Post)

rosalui:

rosalui:

Right, so idiot!Thor comes from two places, as far as I can tell. One being that he’s a huge blond muscled brash jock type who started out in the movie Thor acting arrogant and foolish, and clearly was/is not particularly academic or interested in intellectual pursuits over other, more exciting pursuits, like hitting stuff with Mjolnir. 

The other is his fish-out-of-water behavior that we see mostly in Thor and a little bit in Avengers, and a lot of the things discussed here actually also apply to Steve Rogers as well.

So, jerk!Thor from the beginning of the movie. He’s a giant spoiled brat, basically, and the instant he gets it demonstrated to him that he’s wrong and that his actions have consequences, he changes the way he acts, thinks, everything. He doesn’t learn from being lectured, he learns from observing. Aside from the obvious fact that not being an academic doesn’t make you stupid, being a dumb arrogant bastard at first doesn’t mean he’s a peabrain either.

Loki obviously thinks so, and I get where he’s coming from, but Loki’s a well-read, presumably bookish master of magic, and he STILL is a dumbfuck who thinks mass genocide of his own people will make his Odin!daddy love him, so he’s not exactly got any room to lecture.

They’re, like, Gods who give birth to horses and shit. I’m pretty sure humility lessons (and demonstrations!) were far and few between.

Now, fish-out-of-water!Thor.

I mentioned this being somewhat similar to Steve’s situation. And if you will allow me to digress for a moment, it is. It has less of a basis in film canon than Thor’s reactions to modern human life, but still.

When we first see Steve after he has committed to the mission, here is what he is doing: Holding and reading a briefing pad/tablet/holographic whatever (that doesn’t even exist properly IRL) about Bruce Banner, and riding in the (quin?)jet. Here is what he is not doing: Shrieking about confusing technology and throwing the thing to the floor, while curling up into a small ball and weeping because the (quin)jet looks weird. 

Here’s what Steve probably remembers from the 1940’s: His desegregated military squad. His squad in the midst of an escape picking up Tesseract-charged weapons and being all LOL WHAT DOES THIS DO and IDK BRO TRY SHOOTING IT and OH WOW THAT WORKS I GUESS and not a single one of them standing around clutching at their pearls and crying OH MY LAWD, I DON’T RECOGNIZE THIS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY. The Tesseract itself, which was not exactly as common as a newspaper from the corner stand, but when he saw bits of technology that used its energy lying around, recognized it, picked it up and put it in his pocket for Howard to analyze later. Peggy Carter as a formidable and respectable military personnel and human being. The crazyass weird science chamber thing Howard Stark built for him for Project Rebirth, that he climbed into without barely looking twice at the fucking thing or asking about it even though he likely never saw anything like it in his life. Gigantic tanks the size of the fucking Egyptian pyramids. Glancing at the map in Zola’s lab and immediately memorizing where all of the pins were. Howard Stark trying to create flying cars. Weirdass mechanical weapons and soldiers and air ships under the command of the Red Skull. The world’s only chunk of Vibranium, which he then immediately appropriates for his own use. Movie screens. Radios. Telephones. 

Here’s what we see in Avengers: Steve using outdated references, and missing some modern ones, as well as failing to understand Tony Stark-level science.  Here’s what we also see:  Steve taking  in the invisible flying aircraft carrier with no more or less surprise than anyone else.  In fact, he calmly hands Fury a $10 bill.

Here’s what Steve is almost never, ever shown as being: Slow on the uptake or shocked at new tech.

And so, back to Thor – yeah, we see him Majorly Not Understanding Shit and it’s fucking hilarious and I love it. And he definitely got into more misunderstandings and shit that a quieter, more analytical person might have. He walks into a pet store and asks for a horse or a cat large enough to ride, walks into traffic, smashes cups on the floor, and can’t pronounce “Hubble.” 

And me, I think about Asgard and go, wow, I don’t actually know what that thing attached to the Bifrost was. Like, it was a giant gold spinny ball with a pointy thing and it went WHIRR and ZOOM and the Asgardians would think I was the stupidest person ever to exist ever. I mean, if I suddenly woke up there I’d walk into a shop and ask if they had a car or a bicycle, probably, and they’d be all LOL WUT NO HAVE THIS GIANT CAT ACTUALLY, WE RIDE THEM HERE. In fact, let’s talk about Freyja. Freyja of ancient Norse legend right out of the same place as Thor, who FUCKING RIDES. A. CHARIOT. DRAWN. BY. CATS.

And Mjolnir? I would pronounce it exactly like Darcy, which was “myow-myow” and probably sounded like the funniest shit ever when Thor heard it because it’s Mjolnir, duh, everyone knows what Mjolnir is.

If I may make a brief comparison, I was raised in New York and then went to school in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong restaurants, they serve you shitty tea with your bowls and utensils, and it’s used to wash stuff in, like chopsticks, before the meal.

When I first got there, I drank it.

And all of my friends were like UM. ER. UH. And, you know, it was really really funny and I laughed a lot, but, yeah, hi, that’s what Thor’s experiencing on Earth. WHY DO THEY LOOK AT HIM ODDLY WHEN HE ASKS FOR A NEW DRINK? HE WANTS ONE AND HE ASKED FOR IT THE WAY HE ALWAYS DOES THESE HUMANS ARE SO ODD WHY DO THEY NOT WANT HIM TO HAVE A NEW COFFEE (and so forth).

My long, rambling point is that it’s not a sign of small intelligence to look like an idiot in the face of culture clash. (I mean, I’m not saying that I’m super smart or anything, but yeah.)

And so I thought I would list out a few scenes from the movies that illustrate my point.

His first scene on Earth, Darcy tazes him. Now, he obviously doesn’t know what it is or can do to him, but he instantly knows it’s a weapon. “You dare threaten me, Thor, with so puny a weapon as that?” And hey, he might have known exactly how powerful it was – but at that point he didn’t realize he was human yet, not really, and so rightly expected it couldn’t touch him. Besides which, he doesn’t act as if Darcy is some crazy Lightning Sorceress or something.

He says to Jane that “science and magic are one and the same” where he comes from, but doesn’t go around proclaiming object/people “magic this” or “magic that” as a habit. He understands that they have tools he does not recognize.

He gets in Jane’s car without freaking out and touching everything like a hyper 5-year-old. 

He (watches Jane make and) helps serve pancakes to Selvig and Darcy. Clearly, he can be around kitchen appliances without 1) exploding them, 2) yelling at them, 3) hitting them with Mjolnir.

And when Selvig comes to get Thor from captivity, all “DONALD! DONALD I’M TAKING YOU HOME!” Thor gets it. He got the hint. Most importantly, he knows how to keep his mouth the fuck shut and doesn’t blabber and bellow indiscriminately at inopportune times. He just doesn’t.

He doesn’t run right into the SHIELD encampment with a big battle cry either – he puts something dark on to blend into the night, and sneaks in until he can’t sneak anymore. Could Natasha or Clint or even Steve done it with more sneaking and less smashing? For fucking sure, but he’s not so pigheaded as to not realize his own limits.

Even when going to Jotunheim, he knew he had the power to take on the Frost Giants. Not the presence of mind to realize that his companions couldn’t, but he himself had the skills to back up his big talk.

This is demonstrated absolutely nowhere better than when the Destroyer comes to town.

“Thor’s going to fight with us!” Volstagg (?) says.

And Thor says, no, he’ll only get in the way and get one of them killed. He knows his new human limits, and he is neither so arrogant nor so pig-headed as to ignore that knowledge. He removes himself purposely from the glorious battle because it’s logical.

And Loki, well. Loki outsmarts Thor a hell of a lot. But the majority of that stems from Thor’s continual willingness to trust and love his brother, and think the best of him.

So, Avengers.

I haven’t the faintest flipping clue how Thor managed to find the one ship that was transporting his brother – was he keeping track of SHIELD? Does he have a Loki homing beacon? – but not only does he find them, march in and drag Loki out, but he knows Loki is being manipulated.

“Who controls the would-be king?”

This photo has nothing to do with anything IDK

Now, for all we know Odin could have sat him down and taught him this, sure, but just as likely not.

On top of which he now knows what it’s like to be at least a little wise.

“The throne would suit you ill.” / “In my youth I called it war.”

Thor doesn’t understand flying monkeys? Well, Coulson doesn’t understand bilgesnipe.

Thor, on the bridge of the Helicarrier for what we have to assume is the first time ever, does not run around squawking at the NINE KAJILLION COMPUTERS THERE and booming things like WHAT MAGIC IS THIS LET ME HIT IT WITH MY HAMMER FOR FUN BECAUSE CLEARLY IT IS SORCERY.

He knows that Iron Man is Tony and Hulk is Bruce, which seems like the biggest NO DUH ever but THIS IS THE LEVEL PEOPLE WRITE HIM AT IN FIC, OKAY. THIS. LEVEL. OF. DUMB.  And I don’t even mean bad writers. Good writers, you guys. Good writers with excellent prose and plotting and characterization write him as a frothing child.

And he doesn’t instantly try to beat the shit out of Hulk, he tries talking him down and getting through to Bruce, quite possibly because he knows he can’t beat him in a prolonged fight.  I’m not sure that a good military leader – even a good bash-‘em-up solo fighter – can survive if he’s incapable of adapting, learning, and strategy to some extent. He listens to strategy, too – or at least, listened to Steve when the time came.

He also really, really does not ever a single fucking time see something  strange going on and bellow, “IS THIS AN EARTH CUSTOM?” and then try to do it too.

Ever.

At all.

And he’s seen, like, Bruce turn green and wreck shit.

So, to conclude, Thor is: A puppy. Mildly block-headed. Not bookish. Brash and more about action than talk.

Thor is not: Droolingly stupid. A hyper 5-month-old who understands nothing and screams at everything. Prone to automatically assume any and all technology is magic. Incapable of speaking quietly.

So, er. Yeah! :D?

PS: A really awesome article I ran into – interpret at your own will, but still worth discussing – is how Loki is an allegory for internalized racism.

At the very least, I would like to state this as fact: The problem wasn’t that no one told Loki, “We love you in spite of being a Frost Giant” enough.  The problem was that no one told Loki, “There is nothing wrong with being a Frost Giant.”

Reblogging an old rant of mine, because I have been reading some new fic and very sadly have to report that it is still applicable.

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rapunzelie:

things i don’t own enough of
• lingerie
• candles
• make up
• other useless things that will get me nowhere in life but I want them

(Source: rodrigoseaburre)

magic-bowtie-dreams-221b:

thempress:

People look down on McDonald’s employees but fail to realize that if all these folks left McDonald’s and pursued “better careers”  your ass wouldn’t be able to get a McDouble with an Oreo McFlurry at 3am. 

You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you. 

You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you. 

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Why Thor is Not A Fucking Idiot (A Comprehensive Post)

rosalui:

Right, so idiot!Thor comes from two places, as far as I can tell. One being that he’s a huge blond muscled brash jock type who started out in the movie Thor acting arrogant and foolish, and clearly was/is not particularly academic or interested in intellectual pursuits over other, more exciting pursuits, like hitting stuff with Mjolnir. 

The other is his fish-out-of-water behavior that we see mostly in Thor and a little bit in Avengers, and a lot of the things discussed here actually also apply to Steve Rogers as well.

So, jerk!Thor from the beginning of the movie. He’s a giant spoiled brat, basically, and the instant he gets it demonstrated to him that he’s wrong and that his actions have consequences, he changes the way he acts, thinks, everything. He doesn’t learn from being lectured, he learns from observing. Aside from the obvious fact that not being an academic doesn’t make you stupid, being a dumb arrogant bastard at first doesn’t mean he’s a peabrain either.

Loki obviously thinks so, and I get where he’s coming from, but Loki’s a well-read, presumably bookish master of magic, and he STILL is a dumbfuck who thinks mass genocide of his own people will make his Odin!daddy love him, so he’s not exactly got any room to lecture.

They’re, like, Gods who give birth to horses and shit. I’m pretty sure humility lessons (and demonstrations!) were far and few between.

Now, fish-out-of-water!Thor.

I mentioned this being somewhat similar to Steve’s situation. And if you will allow me to digress for a moment, it is. It has less of a basis in film canon than Thor’s reactions to modern human life, but still.

When we first see Steve after he has committed to the mission, here is what he is doing: Holding and reading a briefing pad/tablet/holographic whatever (that doesn’t even exist properly IRL) about Bruce Banner, and riding in the (quin?)jet. Here is what he is not doing: Shrieking about confusing technology and throwing the thing to the floor, while curling up into a small ball and weeping because the (quin)jet looks weird. 

Here’s what Steve probably remembers from the 1940’s: His desegregated military squad. His squad in the midst of an escape picking up Tesseract-charged weapons and being all LOL WHAT DOES THIS DO and IDK BRO TRY SHOOTING IT and OH WOW THAT WORKS I GUESS and not a single one of them standing around clutching at their pearls and crying OH MY LAWD, I DON’T RECOGNIZE THIS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY. The Tesseract itself, which was not exactly as common as a newspaper from the corner stand, but when he saw bits of technology that used its energy lying around, recognized it, picked it up and put it in his pocket for Howard to analyze later. Peggy Carter as a formidable and respectable military personnel and human being. The crazyass weird science chamber thing Howard Stark built for him for Project Rebirth, that he climbed into without barely looking twice at the fucking thing or asking about it even though he likely never saw anything like it in his life. Gigantic tanks the size of the fucking Egyptian pyramids. Glancing at the map in Zola’s lab and immediately memorizing where all of the pins were. Howard Stark trying to create flying cars. Weirdass mechanical weapons and soldiers and air ships under the command of the Red Skull. The world’s only chunk of Vibranium, which he then immediately appropriates for his own use. Movie screens. Radios. Telephones. 

Here’s what we see in Avengers: Steve using outdated references, and missing some modern ones, as well as failing to understand Tony Stark-level science.  Here’s what we also see:  Steve taking  in the invisible flying aircraft carrier with no more or less surprise than anyone else.  In fact, he calmly hands Fury a $10 bill.

Here’s what Steve is almost never, ever shown as being: Slow on the uptake or shocked at new tech.

And so, back to Thor – yeah, we see him Majorly Not Understanding Shit and it’s fucking hilarious and I love it. And he definitely got into more misunderstandings and shit that a quieter, more analytical person might have. He walks into a pet store and asks for a horse or a cat large enough to ride, walks into traffic, smashes cups on the floor, and can’t pronounce “Hubble.” 

And me, I think about Asgard and go, wow, I don’t actually know what that thing attached to the Bifrost was. Like, it was a giant gold spinny ball with a pointy thing and it went WHIRR and ZOOM and the Asgardians would think I was the stupidest person ever to exist ever. I mean, if I suddenly woke up there I’d walk into a shop and ask if they had a car or a bicycle, probably, and they’d be all LOL WUT NO HAVE THIS GIANT CAT ACTUALLY, WE RIDE THEM HERE. In fact, let’s talk about Freyja. Freyja of ancient Norse legend right out of the same place as Thor, who FUCKING RIDES. A. CHARIOT. DRAWN. BY. CATS.

And Mjolnir? I would pronounce it exactly like Darcy, which was “myow-myow” and probably sounded like the funniest shit ever when Thor heard it because it’s Mjolnir, duh, everyone knows what Mjolnir is.

If I may make a brief comparison, I was raised in New York and then went to school in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong restaurants, they serve you shitty tea with your bowls and utensils, and it’s used to wash stuff in, like chopsticks, before the meal.

When I first got there, I drank it.

And all of my friends were like UM. ER. UH. And, you know, it was really really funny and I laughed a lot, but, yeah, hi, that’s what Thor’s experiencing on Earth. WHY DO THEY LOOK AT HIM ODDLY WHEN HE ASKS FOR A NEW DRINK? HE WANTS ONE AND HE ASKED FOR IT THE WAY HE ALWAYS DOES THESE HUMANS ARE SO ODD WHY DO THEY NOT WANT HIM TO HAVE A NEW COFFEE (and so forth).

My long, rambling point is that it’s not a sign of small intelligence to look like an idiot in the face of culture clash. (I mean, I’m not saying that I’m super smart or anything, but yeah.)

And so I thought I would list out a few scenes from the movies that illustrate my point.

His first scene on Earth, Darcy tazes him. Now, he obviously doesn’t know what it is or can do to him, but he instantly knows it’s a weapon. “You dare threaten me, Thor, with so puny a weapon as that?” And hey, he might have known exactly how powerful it was – but at that point he didn’t realize he was human yet, not really, and so rightly expected it couldn’t touch him. Besides which, he doesn’t act as if Darcy is some crazy Lightning Sorceress or something.

He says to Jane that “science and magic are one and the same” where he comes from, but doesn’t go around proclaiming object/people “magic this” or “magic that” as a habit. He understands that they have tools he does not recognize.

He gets in Jane’s car without freaking out and touching everything like a hyper 5-year-old. 

He (watches Jane make and) helps serve pancakes to Selvig and Darcy. Clearly, he can be around kitchen appliances without 1) exploding them, 2) yelling at them, 3) hitting them with Mjolnir.

And when Selvig comes to get Thor from captivity, all “DONALD! DONALD I’M TAKING YOU HOME!” Thor gets it. He got the hint. Most importantly, he knows how to keep his mouth the fuck shut and doesn’t blabber and bellow indiscriminately at inopportune times. He just doesn’t.

He doesn’t run right into the SHIELD encampment with a big battle cry either – he puts something dark on to blend into the night, and sneaks in until he can’t sneak anymore. Could Natasha or Clint or even Steve done it with more sneaking and less smashing? For fucking sure, but he’s not so pigheaded as to not realize his own limits.

Even when going to Jotunheim, he knew he had the power to take on the Frost Giants. Not the presence of mind to realize that his companions couldn’t, but he himself had the skills to back up his big talk.

This is demonstrated absolutely nowhere better than when the Destroyer comes to town.

“Thor’s going to fight with us!” Volstagg (?) says.

And Thor says, no, he’ll only get in the way and get one of them killed. He knows his new human limits, and he is neither so arrogant nor so pig-headed as to ignore that knowledge. He removes himself purposely from the glorious battle because it’s logical.

And Loki, well. Loki outsmarts Thor a hell of a lot. But the majority of that stems from Thor’s continual willingness to trust and love his brother, and think the best of him.

So, Avengers.

I haven’t the faintest flipping clue how Thor managed to find the one ship that was transporting his brother – was he keeping track of SHIELD? Does he have a Loki homing beacon? – but not only does he find them, march in and drag Loki out, but he knows Loki is being manipulated.

“Who controls the would-be king?”

This photo has nothing to do with anything IDK

Now, for all we know Odin could have sat him down and taught him this, sure, but just as likely not.

On top of which he now knows what it’s like to be at least a little wise.

“The throne would suit you ill.” / “In my youth I called it war.”

Thor doesn’t understand flying monkeys? Well, Coulson doesn’t understand bilgesnipe.

Thor, on the bridge of the Helicarrier for what we have to assume is the first time ever, does not run around squawking at the NINE KAJILLION COMPUTERS THERE and booming things like WHAT MAGIC IS THIS LET ME HIT IT WITH MY HAMMER FOR FUN BECAUSE CLEARLY IT IS SORCERY.

He knows that Iron Man is Tony and Hulk is Bruce, which seems like the biggest NO DUH ever but THIS IS THE LEVEL PEOPLE WRITE HIM AT IN FIC, OKAY. THIS. LEVEL. OF. DUMB.  And I don’t even mean bad writers. Good writers, you guys. Good writers with excellent prose and plotting and characterization write him as a frothing child.

And he doesn’t instantly try to beat the shit out of Hulk, he tries talking him down and getting through to Bruce, quite possibly because he knows he can’t beat him in a prolonged fight.  I’m not sure that a good military leader – even a good bash-‘em-up solo fighter – can survive if he’s incapable of adapting, learning, and strategy to some extent. He listens to strategy, too – or at least, listened to Steve when the time came.

He also really, really does not ever a single fucking time see something  strange going on and bellow, “IS THIS AN EARTH CUSTOM?” and then try to do it too.

Ever.

At all.

And he’s seen, like, Bruce turn green and wreck shit.

So, to conclude, Thor is: A puppy. Mildly block-headed. Not bookish. Brash and more about action than talk.

Thor is not: Droolingly stupid. A hyper 5-month-old who understands nothing and screams at everything. Prone to automatically assume any and all technology is magic. Incapable of speaking quietly.

So, er. Yeah! :D?

PS: A really awesome article I ran into – interpret at your own will, but still worth discussing – is how Loki is an allegory for internalized racism.

At the very least, I would like to state this as fact: The problem wasn’t that no one told Loki, “We love you in spite of being a Frost Giant” enough.  The problem was that no one told Loki, “There is nothing wrong with being a Frost Giant.”

Reblogging an old rant of mine, because I have been reading some new fic and very sadly have to report that it is still applicable.

billycraplan:

steve “led a one man mission behind heavily guarded enemy lines in another fucking country just to save someone who might be alive if the stars are aligned correctly, fights guys who talk to loud in a movie” rogers is not steve “we have to follow orders, theres only one god ma’am” rogers

I still feel that the changes in character worked for the situation he was in - lost, grieving, angry, out of place….

Steve does follow orders when he’s floundering and can’t find anything better to do. He was a dancing monkey for months despite hating it, and worked for SHIELD later despite being increasingly doubtful of their methods and morals.

The biggest problem IMHO was the lack of explanation/demonstration that he was acting this way for a specific reason, rather than it just being in his nature to be a jerk.

It’s the main reason I’m sad that one Cap scene was deleted - it would have changed the whole tone of his actions later on.

ivyette:

rosalui:

sobforsirius:

do you think if it had been remus killed by voldemort and james who had betrayed him sirius would have set out to kill james like he did peter?

because i don’t

He’d not have believed James was actually a Death Eater in a million years.

That’s part of the tragedy, IMHO. If James had still been alive after Halloween 1981 and somehow unaware of the Secret Keeper switch like everyone else, no way in hell he’d have seen his best friend dragged off to Azkaban.

James and Sirius would have both known each other too well for that.

It was only because James was dead that no one was around to fight tooth and nail for Sirius’s innocence.

I picture James up in the wizard afterlife just screaming constantly for like 15 years

Steve Rogers Isn’t Grandpa a.k.a. HE’S NOT GODDAMN “OLD” GODDAMNIT

darthstitch:

image

Look at that photo.  I mean, seriously.  REALLY look at it.

I am getting really sick and tired of all the “Steve Rogers is a grandpa” / “Grandpa” Steve jokes.

Yes, he is from the generation our grandparents and great-grandparents came from.

Reality check:  Grandpa and Grandma were young, once upon a time.

They were young.  They made stupid decisions.  They were reckless.  They rebelled.  They did crazy ass things.  They did courageous things.  They lived - as much as we “young folks” are living now.  They’ve got stories to tell, if you’ve got the time to listen to them.  

(If I hadn’t, I wouldn’t have known my grandparents eloped to Baguio City when they were teenagers.  And were responsible enough not to have babies until the war was over.) 

So, let’s really look at Steve Rogers.  Forget the seventy years he spent in ice.  They really, really don’t count.  For all intents and purposes, Steve Rogers is actually twenty-eight (at least, that’s what MCU wiki says) years old.  Or if you want to fudge a little bit, he’s not more than thirty.

That is young.

Steve is still, essentially, the same punk-ass Brooklyn boy who said, “FUCK IT ALL, I’M SAVING MY BEST FRIEND” and went on a suicide mission to rescue him, knowing full god damn well it was a court-martial worthy offense.  Steve’s not going to sit down like a fuddy-duddy, wave his cane and go “GET OFF MY LAWN, YOU DAMN KIDS!”

(Unless, of course, Steve is being a little shit and wants to troll you, because he is.)

I think Steve Rogers - once he’s got his bearings - would bring that Irish shitekicker part of his personality back in full force.  He’d love rock and roll, maybe find something to relate to with metal, especially the metal bands with the fantasy elements, because hey, The Hobbit came out during his time period after all.  This is the guy who jumps out of planes without a motherfucking parachute - maybe he won’t go out clubbing or concerts every night, because, hey, he’s still got his responsibilities but can you imagine Steve still pushing his physical abilities for the fun of it because, hell, he’d never been able to do so many of these things before?

You know what I honestly hope to see? 

I want to see Grand High Troll Steve.  I want to see Steve pretend he knows jack shit about our “modern world” and “modern toys” and keep people like Tony reeled in until Nat, because Clint is probably about to die from laughter, will gently point out the trollage.

I want to see Steve surprise everyone with hacker-level computer skills and offhandedly remark that he learned a lot from Skye and watch Phil in the corner quietly “squee.” 

I want to see Steve caught headbanging to heavy metal and then turn around and go back to the music of his generation, because hey, he loves both and can’t see why he’s supposed to prefer one over the other.  They both have their good points, so what’s the big deal if he likes metal one minute and then will listen to Sinatra the next?

I want to see Steve cuss out at baseball games and finding a new team to root for because fuck the Dodgers for being traitors and watch the games he didn’t catch on his StarkPad or iPad. 

I want to see Steve wholeheartedly embracing computer art, having his own drawing tablet along with his traditional sketchbook and pencils.

Seriously, do you know who the real world equivalent of Steve Rogers is?

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Sir Christopher Lee, who can trace his lineage to Charlemagne, who still rocks out to heavy metal and who, as a for real James Bond in WWII can tell you what a man sounds like when he’s stabbed in the heart.

Sir Christopher Lee is who Steve Rogers will be when he physically gets older and he’s still the most badass interesting man in the world.

So again, Steve Rogers is a young man.  He’s got a good many years to live (and probably more than that, due to the Super Serum), before he can really be considered a “grandpa” and even then?

He’s still going to be a badass.

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legendarystar-lord:

Meanwhile, David Tennant:

ICE BUCKET FRAUD: ALS FOUNDATION ADMITS THAT 73% OF DONATIONS ARE NOT USED FOR ALS RESEARCH

clockworkcrow:

So I found this link on Facebook and thought I’d crosspost it here because really what is even going on here. These people are like “73% of this isn’t going to ALS!” Uh? Patient and community services, public and professional education, and research make up 78% of of their budget. And then another 17% is going to fundraising. That IS going to help people with ALS. Jesus Christ, not all of it has to go to research. But when people complain that the majority of the money isn’t going towards research while ignoring that it’s going towards HELPING PEOPLE WITH ALS just makes it sound like they don’t actually care about disabled people. They just want us to stop existing.

Like, don’t get me wrong, ALS isn’t necessarily a perfect organization. But complaining that the majority doesn’t go to research ignores the reality of disability and that disabled people need more than just nebulous “research” to improve their lives.

Go hate on Autism Speaks if you’re worried about organizations not doing what they should with their money.

Are people dumb?

You can do restricted donations if you want your money to go directly to research alone - or, if you’re like me and iffy on animal testing but still want to help, directly to patient services.

I’ve never had a family member with ALS, but I did one that had a stroke and then was in a coma. Patient care is VITAL.

So fuck off, morons.