"I feel like the Avengers in the first [movie], they became a family of some kind." (x)
Arrow cast and producers talk about Olicity at SDCC 2014.
WB and DC logos for the DC shows coming to television this fall.
If you haven’t heard of Eleanor & Park, it’s essentially a novel about two teenagers who fall in love in the 80’s. Eleanor is an overweight, red-headed girl with four siblings and an abusive stepfather, and Park is a half-Korean boy who hates that he’s Korean. The two are social outcasts, and somehow find friendship (and love) in each other.I began reading it a few days ago, and just… wow. What an absolutely terrible portrayal of Asians. Rainbow Rowell could have done so much with what she had, but she failed to live up to the standards that having a POC main character entails. Because you can’t just decide to make the main character a person of color, as she essentially did with Park. You also have to research what you’re writing, and know what you’re talking about. I finished my rant/review.
This is who they have playing as Wonder Woman 😒
the only wonder woman i recognize is gina torres and/or laverne cox.
and lucy lawless.
the tags literally say “weareright” and “loveidf” fascism is so creepy
YOUR NEW WONDER WOMAN
I didn’t like her before and now I’m fucking LIVID
Fuck her and this trash ass movie.
laverne cox is the only wonder woman
well I know what movie I won’t be seeing
i already knew it was gonna be garbage but this is extra ugh
Ok I’m confused she’s sending prayers to people who are injured I don’t understand what’s wrong wit this picture.
1.) Please to be informing yourself about the people who are actually being killed rn in Palestine. Look at the numbers of civilians and children. Then compare with the number of Israeli civilians and soldiers.
2.) I want to scream at the ‘Hiding like cowards behind children and women.’ Palestine is under siege. This is what I understand: They are bombing civilian areas. Civilians are being told to leave their homes and flee, but are not given anywhere to go. The people who leave their homes are out after mandatory curfew. You are shot or arrested if you are caught out after mandatory curfew. The IDF is killing children and women indiscriminately. Some that are fleeing their homes. And Gadot is basically calling children/women ‘human shields.’ In truth, Israeli troops are using Palestinian civilians as human shields.
3.) To understand the situation in Palestine, please read through these. Understand that this is no war, this is genocide. Palestine has no military to defend itself. It has no standing army. Gadot’s tags say “we are right” and “love idf.” That’s fucking disturbing.
*makes furtive noises* No, sir ma’am or other, I have not stayed up until three in the morning sorting every MCU character with doctorcakeray. No. Certainly not. Ahem.
Anyway. Here we go.
Natasha Romanoff is a Hufflepuff.
She’s got a Slytherin secondary the size of good plate armor, certainly. She lies, manipulates, calculates, shapeshifts to achieve her goals. She breaks down in front of Loki, gets her Russian captors to give her everything, plays the PA for Tony. She only pretends to know everything. She becomes what she needs to be to get the job done. It’s a hard way to live but a good way not to to die.
Those are her tools, her methods, her changeable skin, but what is her drive? This is a woman who got out of being an assassin and threw herself into SHIELD’s service, looking to finally be a white hat. She hangs her worth on other people. This is not a healthy Hufflepuff, but she’s Puff all the same.
Natasha throws herself into chaos for other people. She doesn’t have to love them. She doesn’t have to think she’ll make it out. There’s a particular face she makes, when deciding to answer the comm to go after Hawkeye, when deciding to launch off Cap’s shield at the Chitauri, when waving help away when she was trapped and the Hulk was changing. Resolve. Steady, quiet service and sacrifice.
When SHIELD’s rotten core is revealed, Natasha is heartbroken. Look at Steve Rogers, the very best of Gryffindor, how he sat there grinning, finally given an enemy to fight head on with a team at his back (Steve’s secondary is Puff; his unmovable morals come from inside of him, but he builds his strength in other people: the Commandos, Nat, Sam. When Steve finally fully invests himself in the Avengers, they are going to be a force terribly worth reckoning with).
Look at Maria, who shrugs it off. (Hill’s a Ravenclaw, her morals all self-defined). And look at Fury—he is not untouched by SHIELD’s fall, though he is the same Gryffindor that Steve is; but that’s because SHIELD was his responsibility and his job. Fury is guilty, a Gryffindor and a leader whose people turned from the light.
But Natasha is heartbroken. While Steve grins, Natasha sits across from him, shaken, doubting her own worth because she had hung it on SHIELD’s white hat rack.
She looks for direction from outside herself. She’s a Hufflepuff stripped of her own self worth, so she defines herself by the people around her. She looks to SHIELD. She looks to Steve, and he hands that trust right back to her.
One of the best things about CATWS was the slow beginning of Natasha making decisions based on herself. And it culminates beautifully: Natasha going off, alone, to build her own self in her own image for the first time in her twisted life.
I read Maria Hill as a Ravenclaw with a Gryffindor secondary. She purposefully, deliberately, and stubbornly hammered out the person she wanted to be and that person was brash, non-nonsense, fearless. SHIELD falls and she barely bats an eye, just moves on to some other place where she can choose to stand to save the world.
I haven’t done my Pepper study yet— need to rewatch those movies. But my first instinct is Slytherpuff. Loyal, ambitous, and healthily selfish, she achieves her goals with hard work, practicality, community buillding, and deliberate empathy (see: the way she interacts with Coulson and Natasha, vs. how Tony does. She creates assets).
Jane Foster, a Gryffindor with a Ravenclaw secondary, makes choices with her heart and pulls them off with her clever hands. Jane moves too much with her gut and internal compass to be anything but a Gryffindor at her core. Her secondary is deliciously loud, though— a Ravenclaw who solves problems by science-ing at them. I hope at some point in her life she has yelled/whispered EUREKA at the top of her heart.
Sif is a Hufflepuff with a Gryffindor secondary—there’s a reason she and Melinda May bond so instantly. A strong sense of service and loyalty acted upon with a direct (and often, but not necessarily, violent) strength, a tendency for breaking rules.
Darcy— I read her as Slytherin/Slytherin. I took her apathy and irreverency as a very clever smokescreen for a young girl faced with the uncaring difficulties of the world. Ravenclaw/Slytherin I could also get behind.
Sharon Carter is a straight Gryffindor. I like to think she learned it from Peggy.
Natasha and Sif are both Hufflepuff, but one uses subtlety, manipulation and coercion to get her way (Slytherin secondary) while the other uses brash directness and strength (Gryffindor).
Sharon Carter and Jane Foster are both Gryffindor, heartfelt and honest. Sharon is full Gryff while Jane uses a Ravenclaw secondary to chase down her goals.
Maria Hill is a Ravenclaw who chose brave, straightforward Gryffindor as her way to operate. If she’s not just a full Slytherin, Darcy might be a Claw too, but she’s got the same adaptable, clever secondary as Natasha.
Agents of SHIELD ladies (May, Skye, and Simmons) sorted under the cut. I’ll try to avoid major spoilers but I can’t avoid at least brushing by some.
What were your inspirations, especially since [Tauriel] is a completely created character; what brought you to bring that power because there were a lot of ways you could have played that role that would have been along the lines of what we usually see for a girl in an action movie where she’s not in the adventure, she’s the prize…?