Wednesday, April 23, 2014
mruff1122:

Almost got her!!! @marvel

mruff1122:

Almost got her!!! @marvel

I screencapped this from Twitter and then realized Mark Ruffalo has his own tumblr. 
But this is why Bruce Banner isn’t a SHIELD spy. (Also the smashing is not stealthy.)

I screencapped this from Twitter and then realized Mark Ruffalo has his own tumblr.

But this is why Bruce Banner isn’t a SHIELD spy. (Also the smashing is not stealthy.)

doktorfylthe:

wintesoldieriscoming:

It is not confirmed WHO Peggy Carter married in the MCU. Yes, I hope it was Gabe because Gabe is awesome. But the fact that Trip said on AoS that his grandfather was a Howling Commando and Gabe is the only black Howler we saw (not necessarily the only black Howling Commando, since we only really met a few), does not necessarily mean he is Peggy’s grandson.

ETA: Clarification. It seems likely he is related to Gabe Jones. (His given name, Antoine, might even be a reference to Gabe’s French associations.) But we can’t assume anything.

Though, if he were related to either or both, it would increase my interest in him by a billion percent.

ETA2: It’s also possible Trip’s grandfather was white and his grandmother was black. So that opens a whole realm of possibilities, really. It’d be cool if Dernier was his grandfather and he liked married Gabe’s sister or something.  (Gabe/Dernier is my BroTP.)

Barring the outside chance that Trip ISN’T Gabe’s grandson, I’d say this episodes has sadly sunk the ship.

Trip avoids letting people know about his grandfather because he doesn’t want to tread on his name. If Peggy is his grandmother, then he would be just as concerned, if not more, with hiding that part of his progeny.

Right, the former Director of SHIELD would rate more of a mention than a Howling Commando.

:/

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(Source: bootycap)

agents-of-frickle-frackle:

but has anyone done this yet because I know we were all thinking it

Melinda May’s mother is in one scene and I already love her more than half the cast.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

It is not confirmed WHO Peggy Carter married in the MCU. Yes, I hope it was Gabe because Gabe is awesome. But the fact that Trip said on AoS that his grandfather was a Howling Commando and Gabe is the only black Howler we saw (not necessarily the only black Howling Commando, since we only really met a few), does not necessarily mean he is Peggy’s grandson.

ETA: Clarification. It seems likely he is related to Gabe Jones. (His given name, Antoine, might even be a reference to Gabe’s French associations.) But we can’t assume anything.

Though, if he were related to either or both, it would increase my interest in him by a billion percent.

ETA2: It’s also possible Trip’s grandfather was white and his grandmother was black. So that opens a whole realm of possibilities, really. It’d be cool if Dernier was his grandfather and he liked married Gabe’s sister or something.  (Gabe/Dernier is my BroTP.)

Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime, acknowledged in an interview with The Daily Beast that ‘for some people, it’s just going to look like rape,’ but ‘the intention is that it’s not just that; it’s about two people who’ve had this connection for so many years, and much of it is physical, and much of it has had to be kept secret, and this is almost the last thing left now. It’s him trying to force her back and make him whole again because of his stupid hand.’ So, is it rape? ‘Yes, and no. There are moments where she gives in, and moments where she pushes him away. But it’s not pretty.’ Just my opinion here, but if your answer to ‘Is it rape?’ is ‘yes and no,’ then it’s probably rape.

Here’s What the Writer and Director of Game of Thrones' Controversial Rape Scene (Plus GRRM) Have to Say About It (via themarysue)

OH, NCW, NO.

Monday, April 21, 2014

martellotower:

Cost of Freedom Howard Stark

I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

"What’s up with chicks and science?"

Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.

(via magnius159)

This was beautiful

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kahleesie:

actual exclusive footage of Clint showing up at S.H.I.E.L.D. at the end of  Cap 2

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Why David Benioff and D.B. Weiss raped Cersei Lannister

bidonica:

thusspakekate:

Much has already been written about Sunday’s controversial episode of Game of Thrones. The episode itself was actually rather dull—a lot of exposition and little action—but one particular scene has already garnered thousands of keystrokes, hundreds of outraged tweets, and dozens of confused attempts at rationalization. Viewers will no doubt know exactly what scene I mean.

In the Great Sept, next to the dead body of their first born son, Jaime Lannister rapes his sister, the mother of his three children.

 Immediately after this scene aired, fans were at their keyboards crying foul. Jaime Lannister would never! That’s not how it happened in the book! How could they?

I had waited anxiously for that scene. In the books, it was the first time Jaime and Cersei were reunited since he went off to war. It was an emotional, passionate, and bloody (period sex, fuck yeah) reunion. I assumed it wouldn’t happen since Jaime returned early on the show’s timeline and their reunion was less than enthusiastic. I was wary when they revealed that Jaime has been back for two weeks on the show’s timeline and they still hadn’t had sex. In the books, they were fucking within a matter of minutes.

“Hurry,” she was whispering now, “quickly, quickly, now, do it now, do me now. JaimeJaime Jaime.” Her hands helped guide him.“Yes,” Cersei said as he thrust, “my brother, sweet brother, yes, like that, yes, I have you, you’re home now, you’re home now, you’re home.” She kissed his ear and stroked his short bristly hair. Jaime lost himself in her flesh. He could feel Cersei’s heart beating in time with his own, and the wetness of blood and seed where they were joined.

Imagine my surprise when Jaime shows up to visit Cersei in the Sept then. Excitement stole through me. They were going to be true to the story after all. This would be their reconciliation, their grief would bring them together. They would fuck on the altar of their dead son as he lies in state, and then Jaime would try to convince her to run away with him, to live as husband and wife, to replace their murdered son with new, trueborn children, just as he had in the books.

Instead, he rapes her. Instead of guiding him inside her, she is forced onto the ground and begs him to stop. Instead of futility trying to convince her to join him in a folie à deux where they can have their happily ever after, he calls her hateful. He growls that the gods have made him love a hateful woman. And then he rapes her.

Immediately fans pointed out how completely out of character this was for him. Jaime loves Cersei. Jaime has devoted his entire life to caring for her, to protecting her, to enabling her every whim. Not only that, he is decidedly not a rapist. In a country where rape and murder are so common they’re expected, Jaime Lannister stands out as a man who actually…doesn’t do it. Just the season before, he shields Brienne of Tarth from the grisly fate when they’re captured by Vargo Hoat’s men. He doesn’t rape, he doesn’t whore, he doesn’t even sleep around. He is utterly devoted to his sister-lover.

So why does he do it on the show? Better yet, why do D&D have him do it when it seems to go against all of the careful and painful character development he received in the last season? How does Jaime go from protecting Brienne of Tarth from gang rape and jumping into a pit to save her from a bear, to raping the woman he has devoted the last forty years of his life to?

As many fans pointed out: Just what happened to that inspirational redemption arc of his? How could they possibly think this was in character?

I think the key to this mystery is in the dialogue:

"You are a hateful woman. Why have the gods made me love such a hateful woman?" 

The rape scene is tangential to Jaime’s “redemption arc” in that it is Cersei’s punishment for making him need redemption in the first place.

We know how hard Jaime’s had it, how everyone mocks and hates him for the impossible choice he made when he earned his nickname, Kingslayer. We know he’d given up being honorable because no one saw him as honorable. And, because of his relationship with Brienne, we know that, deep down, under the gold cloak and the shiny hair and attempted murder of a child. All he ever wanted to be was a knight like Ser Arthur Dayne, the Sword of the He’s really just a noble guy whose been lead astray.

And whose fault is that?

David Beniodd and D.B. Weiss say it’s Cersei’s fault. Not explicitly. At least, not yet. But that’s why the sex scene in the Sept became the rape scene in the sept. That’s why, despite hundreds of pages of painstaking character development that make it entirely illogical for that to happen, they wrote it that way for television. 

Because on the King’s Road with Brienne, Jaime was beginning to get in touch with the boy-knight still inside himself, the one who still believed in the words he said. Her honor made him want to be more honorable too. But now he’s back in King’s Landing, outside of Brienne’s sphere of good influence and back in Cersei’s corrupting one. Instead of welcoming Jaime home with open legs, D&D’s Cersei is standoffish and unresponsive.

He stands in the previous episode, pathetically pleading for a modicum of her affection, but she spurns him, telling him he’s too late, that things have changed. D&D’s Cersei cares not a whit for Jaime, though he has devoted his whole life to her, has allowed her to mold him into the man who stands before her. And what better way to show how corrupting she is, than to have that love turned against her?

The show uses rape as Cersei’s comeuppance, her poetic justice for tainting the honorable Jaime’s good honor. That’s why the show’s writers didn’t see it as an out of character action, because Jaime isn’t Jaime when he’s with Cersei, he’s just some pitiful victim of her machinations. When he assaults her, she’s only reaping what she sowed.

I don’t think I have to explain why this is a fucked up, misogynistic, and ethically wrong narrative choice, do I?

The god’s may have made Jaime love a hateful woman, but D&D were the ones who made him rape her. 

my more “favorable” interpetation was that a victimized, suffering Cersei is easier to sell than her book version, because apparently women with agency aren’t palatable unless they have a sword… but yeah, sadly this post makes a lot of sense :/

When she kept saying “not here” I was like, “Wait, but Jaime loves Cersei. He wouldn’t… OH SHIT. YOU FUCKERS.”

I know this is weird but that was one of my favorite Jaime/Cersei scenes. Because she’s all “you’re home!” and it’s kind of hot even though it’s wrong. And it makes you understand how painful it is for him later to learn she was with other guys.

But now it’s like, IDK. It’s not like their relationship was every healthy but at least it was loving. It made me hope Brienne stabs Jaime.

themarvjthompson:

Black Superheroes in Comic Book Movies.

I wanted to make this to show my appreciation to black superheroes. As you can see, it’s not a lot of them in Hollywood films. But, unlike DC, I can respect Marvel for featuring several black superheroes in their comic book movies. And we are still waiting on Black Panther, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Static and many more. 

 (click the images to view the character names)