girl scouts take no shit
new trend: hanging out with positive ladies who support each other,summersmilewinterskin,rooonil-waazlib,fableridden
#if tom hiddleston is a terrifying cthulhu beast wearing scarily polite charming human skin #sebstan just doesn’t even try to hide it #in this totally hypothetical not-at-all certain reality where all marvel stars are secretly nightmarish creatures from the beginning of time #bc that would just be totally ridiculous
there will never b words that describe the huge tragedy that is oscar wilde never being able 2 have a twitter
I am willing to bet good money that Bucky taught Steve how to shoot. Sure, Steve knew how to shoot from basics, but I bet Bucky had spent a few slow afternoons between missions showing Steve how to shoot efficiently. How to NEVER hold down the trigger on a semi or fully automatic weapon while trying to take hostiles down. “Damn it, Steve, It’s about precision. PULSE IT. Unless you mean to pin men down, don’t hold down the trigger. It’s horribly inaccurate from the recoil.” I bet Bucky had Steve learn how to assemble guns quickly, how to check for damage, and how to keep his guns in working condition. He taught Steve how to snipe, although Bucky already had a better eye for it than he did.
"Just stick to the shield, punk" Bucky sighed once when Steve couldn’t snipe the target they had set up.
"That’s a mile away, Buck! And it’s moving! No one can make that shot-"
"Got ‘em." Bucky hands the rifle back to Steve, standing up to brush off his coat. “I guess you can’t be great at everything, Stevie.”
"Oh, fuck you.”
And the Howling Commandos watching with the biggest grins on their faces because Sarge and Cap bickering was the best form of entertainment they’ve ever seen.
white vegans be like “honey is unethical because the bees worked so hard on it that’s why I like the completely ethical alternative of sugar harvested by underpaid and abused fieldworkers”
The Rebel Alliance is too well equipped, they’re more dangerous than you realize.
everyone is a lady au — requested by anonymous
okay so everyone’s making “steve rogers freaks out the media with his rampant progressivism” posts but
imagine bruce banner
bruce banner, who has lived in poverty, who has been an undocumented worker, who has seen what happens in sweatshops in india and greenhouses in colombia, fighting to dismantle capitalism and take down the exploitive conditions that come with it
bruce banner, who isn’t doing anything with the massive salary tony pays him for “R&D work” (actually just him and tony in the lab but, hey, tony likes giving people stuff even if they don’t particularly want or need it) so he spends it all on a fund for abused children and personally hires lawyers and therapists for them because maybe he can’t have kids of his own but he can make damn sure that no one goes through what he went through
bruce banner, who fights against climate change and fracking and tapping national parks for resources, and tony ends up making a whole campaign around it called “go green with hulk” which bruce gets very annoyed by but “it tested well with focus groups, jolly green” so it goes through anyway and becomes massively popular
bruce going a little green around the pupils if someone so much as breathes the word “autism” and “vaccine” in the same sentence (and more than a little green if they insinuate that having an autistic child is a bad thing)
bruce fighting for universal health care
bruce working to destigmatize mental illness
bruce hulking out on the set of fox & friends (which predictably becomes a meme)
bruce. fucking. banner.
this ^^ markruffalo
Quite possible the greatest tweet ever written.
WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: AUSTRALIAOriginally located in Arnhem Land, The Australian College of Sorcery and Witchcraft was a sprawling campus of large huts that eventually coalesced into one single structure. The school separated from mainland Australia soon after British settlement in order escape diseases that killed a large portion of the indigenous population. Ever since, the school has been drifting haphazardly along the Australian coast. Every year, a team of witches and wizards must be employed to anchor the floating campus so students don’t have to go on a cat-and-mouse chase at the beginning of the year in order to attend school (a frustrating endeavour which often results in the postponing of classes due to the lack of a present student population). Due to the campus’s exposure to ocean-life, the College of Sorcery and Witchcraft boasts incredibly extensive courses in aquatic creature studies, and is held in high esteem by the international wizarding community for its innovations in water magic.
I want that shirt.
I just don’t understand where this concept of ‘fake geek girls’ came from. Like, AT ALL.
Cus when I look for fandom related stuff like 90% of the fan art and the fanfiction and the meta, zines, comics, etc. Like 90% of the shit that I’ve seen is created by women & girls.
And all that stuff take’s a lot of work and research and critical analysis and staring at reference photos for hours.
We are literally the most well versed and invested group in the fandom. So, like, What the fuck boys? You mad you can’t keep up?
I saw an argument, and I can’t find it now, but it totally made sense, that there’s a gender split in fandom. Male fandom tends to be a curator fandom; male fandom collects, organizes, and memorizes facts and figures. Male fandom tends to be KEEPERS of the canon; the fandom places great weight on those who have the biggest collection, the deepest knowledge of obscure subjects, the first appearances, creators, character interactions.
Female fandom is creative. Females create fanart, cosplay, fanwritings. Female fandom ALTERS canon, for the simple reason that canon does not serve female fandom. In order for it to fit the ‘outsider’ (female, queer, POC), the canon must be attacked and rebuilt, and that takes creation.
"Male" fandom devalues this contribution to fandom, because it is not the ‘right’ kind of fandom. "Girls only cosplay for attention, they’re not REAL fans!" "Fanfiction is full of stupid Mary Sues, girls only do it so they can make out with the main character!" "I, a male artist, have done this pin-up work and can put it in my portfolio! You, a female artist, have drawn stupid fanart, and it’s not appropriate to use as a professional reference!"
In the mind of people who decry the ‘fake geek girl,’ this fandom is not as worthy. It damages, or in their mind, destroys the canon. What is the point of memorizing every possible romantic entanglement of heterosexual white Danny Rand if someone turns around and creates a fanwork depicting him as a bisexual female of Asian descent (thus subverting Rand’s creepy ‘white savior’ origins)? When Danny Rand becomes Dani Rand, their power is lessened. What is important to them ceases to be the focus of the discussion. Creation and curatorship can work in tandom, but typically, in fandom, they are on opposite poles.
This is not to say that there aren’t brilliant male cosplayers or smashing female trivia experts, this is to say that the need of the individual fan is met with opposing concepts: In order for me to find myself in comics, I need to make that space for myself, and that is a creative force. Het white cis males are more likely to do anything possible to defend and preserve the canon because the canon is built to cater to them.
IOW, and I’ll try not to divide by sex, one kind of fandom is more rigid prefers to keep and to share only original manifestation. The more flexible fandom prefers to explore permutations, some starting from the original manifestations, but also giving credit to permutations they perceive as giving tribute to the original. Or is this just me?