Anonymous said: re: my maximoff ask, trust me, I'm not trying to do whedon any favours; from what we can see so far his characterization is so messed up, as are his reasons for having them in the film at all. all i'm saying is, with regards to plot, its better to wait until after seeing the film to go 'THIS PLOT IS A MASSIVE PIECE OF TRASH, WTH WRITERS' than to go by what the actors say 7 months prior to the film's release as they try not to give away plot points
defensive pessimism has worked well for me in the past, believe me. lucy is just as racist as the trailers showed. the giver is apparently a hunger games-esque love story. a year before gotg came out everyone was lamenting the lack of mantis. still no canon woc character in marvel (gamora in-universe is an alien played by a woc, which is not the same thing)
so i have little hope of avengers 2 pleasantly surprising me and really? that’s the mindset i like to walk into movies with. zero expectations means no disappointment.
feel free to blacklist wank or unfollow me if you don’t want discussions of problematic AOU shit on your dash. it’s cool. i’m pretty sure that neither i, nor anyone else, is really going to stop talking about it just to wait and see with bated breath if they come out with something that completely upends the information we’ve been given.
Anonymous said: The ! isn't actually an exclamation point, it's called a "bang." It signifies a specific relationship between a trait and a character, so emo!harry would mean that Harry's most significant and relevant trait for that story would be that he is emo. It's derived from coding in java script, where using ! means "not," so using a bang between a trait and a character means you are portraying them as something they usually are not. People started using it this way in the X-files fandom.
this is kinda of awesome thank you so much anon!
Anonymous requested: fem!bucky + 13
People aren’t talkin about the news, they’re talking about what they think the news is. There is no news channel saying “This is what happened, draw your own conclusions.” We have made this country so bereft of critical thinking, that now we have a problem where we have to teach them to think for themselves.
We have no unified authority, or problem solvers. We have congressman discussing environmentalism, when they don’t understand half the problems our earth is going through. We go to congress instead of going to people who have worked their whole LIFE trying to solve these problems. When it comes to racism, we’re asking a panel of white dudes, when it comes to sexism and woman’s rights we ask a panel of white priests on what they think. IT’S INSANITY! We ask people who are not in the arena they should be speaking in/for.
AND THAT’S WHY WE DON’T trust the media, it’s because they’re not in the arena of black experience, and they don’t care about the black experience, UNTIL something bad happens and they have the tools to paint us as destructive, ugly and evil!
-The response of a Protester in Ferguson who was asked by a reporter as to why most of the protesters didn’t want their faces on tv. (via sara-the-narco)
The Protester who said this is named Greg Thomas, and y’all should follow his Twitter.
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