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19

Apr

Honestly, it’s quite astonishing how much misery this movie manages to pack into two hours of mostly action sequences and espionage subplots, particularly since Captain America is supposedly one of the “lighter” superheroes, compared to the unending grimdarkness of Batman. I guess this is the difference between “manpain” and “a man in legitimate emotional pain.”

The Tragedy of Bucky Barnes

this was just maybe flat out my favorite part of this review because hi, true

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cecstrong:

blackoutofgretely:

cecstrong:

hey straight people how’s that going for you?

fine actually. how’s being intolerant of nature’s choices going for you?

it’s going real great! i don’t understand why the leaves fall off the fucking trees in the winter and it pisses me off

Andrew Garfield on Sugarscape (x)

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itstonybetch:

missionlameturtle:

andrysb24:

mandkips:

#and then he dies #and she starts killing people

Not to mention the whole damn town gets cursed

he doesn’t just DIE, he’s lynched because the Gaston-equivalent sees them together and the whole town is horribly racist and that’s why she starts killing people

this subplot was better than the main one lbr

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[W]e know precisely why it is that women and their influence within YA fiction—their building of YA fiction—falls into the margins. We know why it is that men like John Green write Love Stories and women like Sarah Dessen write Romances. We know why it is that a World War II novel like Marcus Zusak’s The Book Thief sees much more recognition and receives more accolades than Ruta Sepetys’ World War II novel Between Shades of Gray. It’s not the quality. It’s the way the system is built that makes women the outsiders in the category of fiction they made.

Kelly Jensen, A Censored History of Ladies in YA Fiction

This is an incredible article about the work women writers have done to make YA what it is today and how often and how HARD we work to we neglect that very important part of the category’s history—especially when we want to credit it with anything good. 

Or, as Kelly so eloquently put it, "S. E. Hinton’s story foreruns those of other women in YA fiction. While YA was allowed to grow and develop, too often, the work women did laying down the tracks to its success was recognized not on its own merits but because of the approval of their expressed work by men."

Read the whole article here.

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"Men write universal stories. Women write stories for girls. Men write Literature. Women write chick lit. Even in a world where women do publish in heavier numbers than men do, they are underscored, underseen, and undervalued."

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ricktimus:

I just hope that in the future more shows make use of the ”increasingly self-aware dude-bro” trope. Because it is the best and most beautiful thing ever.

queerhawkeye:

WHOSOEVER HOLDS THIS HAMMER, IF SHE BE WORTHY, SHALL POSSESS THE POWER OF THOR.

 “What If: Age of Ultron” #03

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rynnay:

unclewhisky:

we-the-antisocials:

This is literally what Terry Pratchett wears to conventions. 

What a good thing is Terry Pratchett.

As a rule I have to reblog Terry Pratchett, even if I’ve already done so before.

rynnay:

unclewhisky:

we-the-antisocials:

This is literally what Terry Pratchett wears to conventions. 

What a good thing is Terry Pratchett.

As a rule I have to reblog Terry Pratchett, even if I’ve already done so before.

ikolism:

i know we all focused mostly on the stephen strange namedrop in cap 2 but sitwell also mentioned a “mercenary in cairo” and there’s literally only one guy that could be and his name starts with “m” and ends with “oon knight”

18

Apr

copperbadge:

notmissmarple:

camwyn:

queendread:

I don’t understand the USA, all your roads are straight and all your cities look like they were planned using Excel.

Everyone knows the only way to build a city is to wait until a bunch of tiny villages merge together over centuries and create a sprawling clusterfuck of winding roads that make no sense and have no street signs and are impossible to navigate unless you’ve lived there all your life.

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Boston humbly begs to differ.

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There are actually really good reasons for the fact that our mid-west and western cities are like that, and our eastern cities aren’t, and maybe some time when it’s later in the day and I don’t have a pile of shit I need to be going through I’ll write about it. /thinks boring things are FASCINATING

Well, Chicago is that way because back in the day we burned the fuck down, and the ruling class were like THIS IS A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD A GRID.

With, you know, just like, five or six diagonal roads that will fuck everything up.

My sister is trying to convince the rest of us we shouldn’t search for eggs this year

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Update: I just sneezed and she didn’t say bless you, even though I blessed her when she sneezed 10 minutes ago. She’s going down.

purlsbeforewine:

unwinona:

I love that Aang’s favorite fighting style is nooooooope.

#jewelry-making sweetheart vegetarian pacifist boy messiah of my heart

purlsbeforewine:

unwinona:

I love that Aang’s favorite fighting style is nooooooope.

#jewelry-making sweetheart vegetarian pacifist boy messiah of my heart

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