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Was anyone else a little bit disappointed that the kick ass Lady Counsel Member turned out to be Natasha? Still love Natasha, but for a few glorious seconds, it was awesome to see an older woman come out of nowhere to kick ass. 

Oh hell yes.  For one glorious moment this movie was going to be the utter best thing ever made.  And then…. well it was still cool but such a disappointment we didn’t get unexpected kick ass over 40 woman. 

Did we ever even find out what happened to the counsel member?

We, too, thought for a glorious moment that Captain America: The Winter Soldier was a movie where every female character was a secret badass. 

Well, now the over 40 woman is the sole surviving member of the World Security Council, as far as I can tell, so maybe she’ll get to be badass in her own way

— 6 hours ago with 2799 notes
#is it called the world security council?  #the vague yet ominous government agency  #captain america 2 

Margaery was only married to Joffrey for like an hour, and it was STILL way too long for her.


Margaery was only married to Joffrey for like an hour, and it was STILL way too long for her.

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— 8 hours ago with 15302 notes
#game of thrones spoilers  #game of thrones  #margaery tyrell  #goddess 

I asked my sister what my five most deeply held core beliefs about teaching are (I HAVE  A LOT OF WORK DUE TOMORROW, CORNERS HAD TO BE CUT SOMEWHERE*) and her responses were:

  • "1. The cane. 2. Chokey. 3. Discipline. 4. Discipline. 5. Discipline."
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  • You’re no help. I need more wine." "CORE BELIEF SIX!"

Thanks, sis!

— 22 hours ago
#* another core belief?  #trust me with your children  #rl 




True story though, my sister and I call it Bed, Wed, Dead…. because we don’t often swear to each other. But Bed, Wed, Behead is EVEN COOLER

Except that usually we love all three people and would probably cry at the idea of viscerally beheading them.

— 23 hours ago with 151911 notes
#also i'm a fan of the classic chuck fuck or marry  #in part because when you DO love all three people  #you can always decide they secretly survived being chucked off a cliff  #probably saved by a giant eagle  #giant eagles are always saving people 
Natasha in The Winter Soldier (spoilers)




I sent this over an email to a friend, and I wanted to post it somewhere more public as well. 

Natasha is an interesting animal because I don’t believe that most of what we see of her, ever, is actually her. She’s someone who inputs and reflects the behavior of those around her or gives those around her what she calculates they want from her: we see this in most of IM2, with Tony and then with Pepper. We see it in scenes in Avengers, in her intro scene, with Bruce, with Loki, though I think Avengers is maybe where we see the most of what is honestly Natasha in her interactions with Clint.

I’ve seen several people say that TWS is where we are “finally seeing the real Natasha” but I don’t know how much I buy that. She’s being what she thinks Steve needs her to be— jokey-flirtatious, and her brand of sarcasm in this movie is a bit drier, a bit more like Steve’s, than the sarcasm we saw from her when she was bantering with Clint in Avengers. I think she’s reacting to his signals.

Johansson has this one particular quirk she adds to Nat’s character that I particularly like, that I tend to think of as Natasha’s lizard look. You see it in every movie: a point where she goes entirely expressionless, blinks, and looks like she’s processing like a computer. It reminds me of those sort of blank looks lizards often have. Those are the moments when I think Natasha is not sure, is processing, making a decision about which Natasha she’s supposed to be. They’re incredibly vulnerable and fascinating, because they’re not always at the points where the character is otherwise behaving vulnerably: the very first one is in the scene where she piledrives Happy, when she’s introduced in IM2. She has a few in TWS, most notably just when she asks Steve if he trusts her, and again at the end when she’s disseminating the classified info. 

I think those moments are the times when we actually see the most of what Natasha, stripped away, is really like: those, and the scenes with Clint in Avengers, and maybe that breathless “Don’t do this to me, Nick.” She’s someone who functionally knows how to be a person, but it’s all layers of learned behavior. And I don’t think they’ve stripped those away from her yet in MCU.

This is really great meta!

I agree that I think Natasha is often presenting the face the characters around her want or need to see. I discussed briefly yesterday how some moments in Cap 2 irked me because they didn’t seem consistent with what we saw of Natasha in Avengers, especially her sense of humour, so I really like the idea that she picks up on cues from people and adjusts her behaviour accordingly. She asks Steve who he wants her to be, but in a sense she’s already giving him that. There are moments where we see what could be called the ‘real’ Natasha, there have to be, otherwise her whole arc feels hollow; but they’re all very subtle. I think that makes sense for Cap 2, because in the end it’s a solo movie, so a lot of what we see is from Steve’s POV.

That’s why the lack of a Black Widow movie is so frustrating (apart from the obvious “why is there no movie with a female lead WTF Marvel”). There are still so many layers to Natasha that we haven’t seen in the MCU. I’m sure we’ll see more in Avengers 2, but it would be amazing to devote two hours of movie to her character.


When they talk about what a big role Natasha has in other Marvel movies, they’re talking about time on screen, not perspective. She’s certainly a key player in Cap2, but at the end of the day, we see her through Steve’s lens, and we see her being the person she thinks Steve needs her to be. We see Steve’s Natasha, rather than Natasha.

Honestly, I think that this is one of the things Marvel doesn’t realize in how important it is to have a Black Widow movie. The existing movies all have vastly different voices and circumstances, but they all come from the same place of privilege; every protagonist and point of view character for an individual-led Marvel film is a straight white cis man, and seeing from their vantage point is the default. It means there’s a lot we’re missing in understanding the experiences of any character who doesn’t fit that profile, and it’s something I’d love to see further explored in the MCU.

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— 23 hours ago with 338 notes
#meta  #natasha romanoff  #captain america 2  #avengers 


Yeah. Side-eying this shit.

I missed literally everything he said after “that straight version of you”, so…

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— 1 day ago with 2540 notes
#i had to pause every couple minutes to chortle in glee  #not a common reaction to this show for me  #agents of shield 

Possibly the best GoT cast photo I’ve found yet.

GoT cast photos give me life


Possibly the best GoT cast photo I’ve found yet.

GoT cast photos give me life

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— 2 days ago with 30164 notes
#game of thrones  #dorks 




Steve looks different now. You don’t like it.

Well, you should say, you don’t – like is too strong a word, you don’t have a real preference, that would be – it’s unsettling. It’s disorienting. This is not what Steve is supposed to look like. You are very clear on that fact. Steve is supposed to be shorter than you, and – and – not. Like this. Words. Things. You have had a lot of alcohol. Possibly you should have had less alcohol.

“You look funny,” you tell him. “Have I told you that yet? You look funny.”

Steve’s lips twitch. Even his face looks funny. More – filled out. Something. It’s appalling. You don’t – you don’t approve of it.

“Not in so many words,” he says.

“You do,” you say. “You look very strange. I find it – objectionable.”

“I guess they should have consulted you first, huh,” he says.

“Damn right they should have,” you mutter. “Fuckers.”

Bucky,” he mutters. “There are – there are women here.”

“Steve,” you say, “if you think these gals haven’t heard worse from a bunch of soldiers hanging around this pub all the time, you are even more naïve than I thought, and I’ve known you since you were ten.”

“That’s not the point,” he grumbles, and you grin at him, leaning over.

Fuckers,” you whisper into his ear, and he turns pink and turns his pint glass in a circle just like he always used to, back home, when he was nervous in bars, which, when you went out, was usually the case.

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Obnoxiously reblogging myself for the morning crowd. 1000 WORDS OF DRUNK BANTER BECAUSE PEOPLE KEPT SENDING ME GIFS AND I COULD NOT RESIST. ENJOY.

PAGING tafadhali

I read this this morning, but you’ve made me realize that I DID NOT REBLOG THIS and that is obviously wrong; I need to share this agony with everyone

— 2 days ago with 913 notes
#steve x bucky  #captain america  #fic recs  #agony 

I definitely made the right call coming home for lunch. Not only do we have pilaf and mushrooms, but here there are three-year-olds who tell me  ”I like you and you’re pretty” when they see me.

The sweetest thing a stranger said to me this week was “I just want you to know, girl, I was really tempted to grab your ass but I didn’t” so, really, it’s kind of a toss-up, but home just barely wins out over the outside world.

— 2 days ago
#to be fair  #the 3-year-old also kind of grabbed my ass  #but he's still learning about boundaries  #babies  #street harrassment  #it's gross and raining and i just want to be a hermit 

I’m supposed to rewrite an assignment 

And I had like a half hour long talk with my professor about why I had to rewrite this assignment

And I’ve been working on it for a couple days

And I feel like I still don’t know what I’m supposed to write in this assignment?

So I’m thinking I’m going to eat some lunch

— 2 days ago
#*shrugs*  #grad school 

Christina Hendricks - Rhapsody Magazine - April 2014

Christina Hendricks was my closet key <333333333333You never forget your first.


Christina Hendricks - Rhapsody Magazine - April 2014

Christina Hendricks was my closet key <333333333333

You never forget your first.

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— 2 days ago with 1106 notes
#i do not blame you for that  #christina hendricks  #is perfect  #(now i'd love to see a meme where everyone posts their closet key)  #(just out of curiosity)  #girlcrush  #hot 
"People don’t like her because it’s the making of her, right now. When she, sometime soon in the future, becomes this person that she’s been kind of building up to, for the past three seasons, now four, then people will really begin to root for her. I think even the audience doesn’t realize she’s such a dark horse. If she acted badass and tried to kill everyone there, she would be dead by now! She’s so intelligent, and I can’t stress that enough. Courtesy is a lady’s armor. She’s using her courtesy to deceive people, and she’s using her former self as a facade, and it works so much to her advantage, because people still think she’s this naive, vulnerable, little girl, and she’s really not. She knows exactly what she’s doing. She knows what game she’s playing! And no one else does. And she’s learned from the best — Cersei, Margaery, Tyrion, Littlefinger, even Joffrey. She’s learned so much from these people, and they don’t even realize it. They’re unwittingly feeding her to become this great kind of manipulator. King’s Landing can either make or break a person, and in Sansa’s case, it’s making her."
Sophie Turner, in response to Sansa hate (x)

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— 2 days ago with 33603 notes
#sansa stark  #game of thrones  #sophie turner