Damn right she’s building robots in there, she’s a cybernetics genius, she’s running Danger’s restoration program at age 22. If the stuff on her desk isn’t jaeger-related she’s probably making incredibly advanced little machines out of old spare parts just to like relax and unwind after a long day
#WHAT IF MAKO AND NEWT STARTED A GAME OF JUNKYARD WARS: SHATTERDOME#(leaving aside how life in PR-verse is kind of a perpetual Junkyard Wars as it is)#your team has 48 hours to make a coffee machine. prize: now you have a coffee machine
I WANT THIS
# ok but mako? would go super hard at it # can you imagine after pitfall their entire romance would blossom around raleigh presenting her with interesting spare parts # they’d be sitting in her room together with mako tinkering at her desk and raleigh in bed reading # and at some point mako gives a long frustrated sigh and raleigh immediately perks up # what is it my sun-and-stars what aspect of your work is less than perfectly satisfying how can i help # and mako just smiles a little and says oh it’s alright # just that this could be improved so much if i had a thingy # raleigh takes precisely 3.27 minutes to avoid suspicion before he sprints out of the room # and runs down to where alison is now overseeing maintenance # DO YOU HAVE A THINGY says raleigh # no? says alison # OK BUT CAN YOU GET ONE says raleigh # yee-es says alison at length. but it’ll be hard. thingies don’t grow on trees you know # WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR IT says raleigh # alison smiles a slow feline smile # earlier that evening newt had come down to maintenance with a bad case of mouth diarrhea and a distraught hermann in his wake # for god’s sake hermann had begged. i will pay you anything just give him a thingy or i swear i will murder him. # alison has seen the future # it is bright and includes her running a thingy mafia
This is literally what Terry Pratchett wears to conventions.
Neville as eventual headmaster is very important to me though.
Neville, who thanks to his enduring friendship with Luna sees the vital importance of fostering interhouse relationships, downplays the rivalries between the houses without lessening the importance of intrahouse unity by pushing the Quidditch Cup and House Cup as more friendly competition than all-consuming-must-be-won-enimity and introducing other means of emphasising house pride for those students who are not athletically or academically talented to the point where they feel as though they’re making an important contribution to their house.
Neville, who has so much goodness and kindness in him, having a zero tolerance policy for bullying, by staff or students, and serious punishments set down in official school policy for anyone caught bullying or intimidating a student for any reason.
Neville, who saw first hand just how vital it is, throwing the Ministry-approved DADA curriculum out the window and working with the DADA teacher to build a useful curriculum based on his two most useful years of DADA classes, those being third, under Lupin, and fifth, under Harry.
Neville, who understands how hard it is not to be One Of Those Kids, ruthlessly digging out any elitest groups like the Slug Club and disbanding them.
Neville, who understands that sometimes the teachers don’t choose as wisely as they ought, introducing a democratic system for prefect and Head Boy/Girl selection.
Neville, who knows what it is to be the bottom of the class, making a point of introducing a voluntary tutoring system for students who are in the same position he once found himself in - and making certain that it’s well known that had such a system been in place when he was at Hogwarts, he would certainly have availed of it.
Neville, who is a hero and a marvel and wonderful, brave man, fostering that same bravery and goodness in every one of his students, fighting to help them become the absolute best people they can be regardless of academic talent or world-saving ability.
Neville, who is everything that Albus Dumbledore was not, setting to rights so much of the wrong Dumbledore allowed and sometimes encouraged in Hogwarts.
can we all just take a minute to imagine steve rogers’ face the first time he heard someone say “motherfucker” casually
This gets me every time
Thor’s pop-tart and Steve’s face omg
Peggy Carter asking to see the recruitment sheets for SHIELD as soon as she’s in charge and some lower down saying “she doesn’t need to” and Peggy INSISTING.
Peggy asking why SHIELD recruits 99.9% men.
Peggy getting bullshit responses like “women just aren’t interested” or “women don’t have the necessary skills”.
Peggy Carter personally going to universities and high schools and handpicking female agents for their test scores, for their can do attitude, fuck sometimes even because they look at her the wrong way.
Peggy Carter coming down like a tonne of bricks on sexual harassment complaints and educating the fuck out of male SHIELD agents.
one of my favorite character moments is when steve rogers says “the stars and stripes? arent they a little old fashioned?” because that line just crystalized for me that mcu steve isnt about america, he’s never been about america, he’s always been about ideals not nations, always been about actions, not symbols, always been about freedom, not patriotism. the stars and stripes from the very beginning are a joke—first they represent his status as performing monkey, then at the hydra facility, he turns the captain america into a literal punchline. and even bucky recognizes the farce of it when he says ‘let’s hear it for captain america!’ it’s not america that saved those men. america left those ment to rot. it’s steve who saved them—steve, who is fighting not for “his country” but for people of all counties.who’s fighting not against america’s enemy, but the enemy of all countries and all the ideals he stands for. he’s further self-deprecating about the persona of captain america when he asks bucky whether he’d follow cap into the jaws of death. and bucky very deliberately makes the distinction again—captain america? nah. steve? yes.
steve lives and dies in first avenger—for his code, not his country. his country just happens to be aligned with his principles, but i have no doubt that if they weren’t, steve would’ve found a way to volunteer for another country’s supersoldier experiment. that fighting for america isnt the imperative for him, but fighting for what’s right is.
and this doesnt change in winter’s soldier, either. what we see time and again is that the politics, the nationalism, the patriotism, all of that gums up the works—it clouds steve’s sense of purpose, becomes downright insidious. what is clear, and what is worth fighting for by the end, is something simple: freedom. it’s the word that is clear as a bell at the end of the film, when all else is dead (shield) or dying (the wsc) or messy beyond the telling of it (the government?????)
and yeah, freedom is often (erroneously) used as a synonym for america. americans are all about saying things like “freedom fries lol” or “where at least we know we’re free” (smh toby keith) but i think what’s great about the movies is they set steve up to be steve first and captain america second. so when we see steve exemplify fighting for freedom and righteousness and doing the hard thing way before he becomes captain america, we understand a little that these concepts arent exclusive to a country. they dont embody a country. theyre human ideals. because steve is a very human superhero.
in the end, i think the uniform has always been a symbol for others more than it has been for steve. i think steve wears it in winter soldier more as a way to remember who he was as a person when he first wore it rather than to connect with ~true blue american ideals~ and i think that while others look at the uniform and think “freedom” and “honor” and connect it to america, steve looks at the uniform and thinks “freedom” and “honor” and connects it to the men from many different countries whom he fought alongside. others look at the uniform and remember a country, steve looks at the uniform and remembers his self, his story.
and i can see steve being pragmatic about the need to give the american people a beacon to pin their hopes on, and that’s why he wore the uniform through war in the first place. and force of habit turned it into an identity now so he continues to go by that persona. but i dont think he’s the gung ho patriot who loves america so much he wears star spangled underwear, like everyone pretends he is. i think he’s a good man first and foremost, and an idealist next, and a brooklyn-bred boy third, and ~america’s champion last.
This meta is so important to me. I’m not American, and for a long time I avoided Captain America because I associated it with a very specific brand of exclusionary cultural chauvinism which equated freedom and morality with being american as though ONLY americans could believe in all these universal positive values. But Steve Rogers isn’t exclusionary at all. He puts on the Captain America regalia, but he doesn’t put on blind patriotism with it - he stays true to his own ideals. Nick Fury shows him Project Insight, and at that point in the narrative it would be perfectly understandable for Captain America to see the helicarriers as the only way to protect ~*~AMERICA~*~. Steve looks at Insight and sees invasion, and he sees a threat. Steve Rogers doesn’t think about America as much as he thinks about humanity, to me. It’s almost odd that he accepts a role as symbolic of a post-Cold War mentality as the one being Captain America would require him to be, a mentality of American exceptionalism which would not necessarily be part of his own ideals. Steve Rogers is not a perfect soldier. He is a good man. I don’t understand Captain America, but I understand Steve Rogers. Steve is someone any person can look up to as a hero, no matter their nationality, because what he represents isn’t where stars and stripes and eagles fly so much as freedom, truth and justice in their best possible forms, for everyone. These are American values, but they’re not ONLY American values, and Steve Rogers is able to express that as a universal symbol and hero, not an American one.
the internet’s ship name for James and Lily may be Jily
but deep in my soul I know that Remus, Sirius, and Peter called them ‘Lames’
Fun fact of the day: it is the law that mountains on Saturn’s moon Titan must be named after mountains from Tolkien’s Middle-earth.
There’s the Misty Montes, the Taniquetil Montes, the Mithrim Montes, the Echoriath Montes, and a Mons Doom.
I: 'So you enjoyed donning the wings, and the suit?'
#headcanon that when stark restarts shield#and brings nick back in#he sets up nick’s computer access so it follows his good eye#and whatever pops does so in front of him#wherever he’s looking#and also takes into account any depth perception issues due to only having the one eye#and tony just does it because he sort of makes for easier user access because he imagines no one else gets as much done as he does#he does the same thing for bruce’s computer access at the tower#doing research and eliminating triggers and flashing things from the interface#and generally subtly eliminating stress-inducing material#i just really like my headcanon that tony knows his friends have disabilities and works to accommodate them#and also sometimes he sends pepper in to give bruce a hug#because bruce needs hugs#and pepper is very good at them