Dean Winchester meme: reoccurring themes [1/4]
↳ Being and seeing himself as a warrior
I will always love LARP and the Real Girl for giving Dean a place where being a warrior was valued.
I just have to take a moment though to LOL all over that sooooper awkward exposition in the pilot like AS YOU KNOW, DEAN.
#i never noticed mackie’s little head gesture in the first one #CHOOSING TO INTERPRET IT AS SAM BRACING FOR A ‘YES’ #BRACING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED BY CAPTAIN AMERICA #and then being pleasantly surprised charmed seduced etc
WOOED THE WORD YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IS WOOED
GUESS WHOSE TAGS ARE TOTALLY GETTING REBLOGGED
Star-struck Interviewer: “You must miss the good old days.”
Steve Rogers: “I grew up in a tenement slum. Rats, lice, bedbugs, one shared bathroom per floor with a bucket of water to flush, cast iron coal-burning stove for cooking and heat. Oh, and coal deliveries - and milk deliveries, if you could get it - were by horse-drawn cart. One summer I saw a workhorse collapse in the heat, and the driver started beating it with a stick to make it get up. We threw bricks at the guy until he ran away. Me and Bucky and our friends used to steal potatoes or apples from the shops. We’d stick them in tin cans with some hot ashes, tie the cans to some twine, and then swing ‘em around as long as we could to get the ashes really hot. Then we’d eat the potato. And there were the block fights. You don’t know what a block fight was? That’s when the Irish or German kids who lived on one block and the Jewish or Russian kids who lived on the next block would all get together into one big mob of ethnic violence and beat the crap out of each other. One time I tore a post out of a fence and used it on a Dutch kid who’d called Bucky a Mick. Smacked him in the head with the nails.”
Interviewer: “LET’S TALK ABOUT THE INTERNET.”
Steve Rogers: “I love cat pictures.”
(Many biographical details are taken from Streetwise, either from Jack Kirby’s autobiographical story or Nick Cardy’s contribution: http://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=52&products_id=513 )
it got better
I really like this post, but I take issue with this section of the reblogged tags: #I bet that Smithsonian exhibit had to go through a hell of a revision once Steve actually saw it and was like EXCUSE ME WHAT #I bet it didn’t have a fucking thing about Gabriel Jones or Jim Morita
As someone planning to work in museums, I can tell you right now that the Smithsonian probably had to fight tooth and nail to honestly and faithfully represent the diversity of the Howling Commandos. Museums of that caliber are much like libraries in terms of providing free knowledge and are committed to accuracy and proper representation of history.
Especially given the National Air and Space Museum’s history with the Enola Gay controversy (short version: NASM was forced to cancel the planned exhibit because it focused too much on the Japanese casualties of the atom bomb and not enough on the justifications for the bomb or its role in ending the war), it’s far more likely that any erasure of Jones or Morita was caused by competing interest groups and political machinations, not by the curators, exhibit designers, or the Smithsonian Institution itself. They were probably overjoyed at Steve’s righteous anger over weakened representation of Jones and Morita and I can imagine they pulled out their original designs and asked if he could publicly announce his approval for them so they could fix what politics had wrought.
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Female-lead action movies just don’t sell.
Especially since apparently Lucy’s marketing was super misleading — it’s apparently a dark sci-fi character study that was mismarketed to look like a sci-fi action movie where a superpowered woman, played by ScarJo, kicks everyone’s ass.
Which I want everyone to think about.
The marketing company for Lucy created a hit out of what might otherwise have been a slow-season film by taking a look at what was going on around them, watching what was trending and what audiences were asking for, and effectively marketing their film as the Black Widow movie the MCU was not making.
Your move, MCU.
FWIW, and probably not that relevant, I didn’t think the marketing was super misleading. I thought the movie was basically silly, so to the extent the marketing made it look really good it was misleading, but there was plenty of action and bloodshed and Lucy kicking ass. I didn’t think it was a character study, since Lucy quickly moves from a reasonably interesting person to a superpowered cipher (which would be normal for a male hero but is interesting to see for a female hero).
I would really like a Black Widow movie in addition.
Some vagrant crashed my fandom panel #SuperSleepy #SDCC2014
We didn’t mind.
Misha didn’t have his badge yet, but we managed to get him into the convention center anyway.
For those who didn’t see it before SDCC, you can check out our panel info, and here’s the summary:
In the last 18 months, fans have been paid for fanfic, have licensed their fanart to networks and shows for use on T-shirts, DVDs, and crowdfunded projects, have created and played apps for and with actors and films, have published books that started out as fanfic, and have advanced creativity and discussions every day. Compared to 2004-or even 2010-connections between fandom and transmedia storytelling have changed vastly, but on ArchiveOfOurOwn, Wattpad, tumblr, and Vine and at fancons the “gift culture” and traditions of transformative works endure. Explore the landscape with Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow), Flourish Klink (chief participation officer at The Alchemists), Professor Henry Jenkins (provost professor of communication, journalism, and cinematic arts, USC) and Aron Levitz (Wattpad) in a discussion moderated by Heidi Tandy (FYeahCopyright.com).
Fuck, Marry, or Kill with Sleepy Hollow Cast - George Washington, Paul Revere, and Benjamin Franklin
NICOLE BEHARIE’S FACE
Not pictured: BOXES
Alphabetical (with some stacked here and there but that’s still a subset of alphabetical for me). I admittedly don’t understand the others, except perhaps personal significance, or height if your bookspace is limited in that way. But hey, everyone’s bookshelves are as they want them and that’s just fine. :D
ETA: I should say I do have some categorical divides too— like books based in a certain setting (Star Wars, Warcraft, etc) are together rather than by author. And my craft books are all together, as are ‘comic’ books (like the Hark! A Vagrant book).
I do categories and “where stuff fits.” I’m pretty good at book Tetris.
oh god this post is so sexy
I shelve by genre. All the fairy tales & folklore are together, all the espionage fiction & non-fiction is together, all the pulps are together, all the Scriblies are together, and at this point unca neil has his own half a bookcase, with pterry being the second half…
Not pictured: Library of Congress categorization. (Nonfiction only; I’m not a total zealot.)
dean in “dead in the water,” for queerdean