Friday, July 25, 2014

everybodyilovedies:

TRAGIC Shieldhusbands moment in Secret Avengers #5!! Phil is suffering from some mild PTSD, Clint tries to talk to him, Phil stonewalls him, Clint goes down to the range to work out his sadness, Phil flies around in Lola to work off his… it’s like all the best sheildhusbands fanfic!

Colonialism, English language teaching, and balancing politics with love

I qualified as an EAL teacher nearly ten years ago, as a fantastically naive eighteen year old school leaver with a promise of a job for six months, and no prior work experience save for three months as a shopgirl at M&S. I hadn’t a clue what I was doing beyond teaching for a bit to fill in the rest of my “gap year”, which was otherwise filled with retaking my chemistry exam and trying…

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thebestpersonherelovesbucky:

I’m starting to get the feeling that maybe people who still support the idea that Bucky Barnes is a villain just actually missed a bit of the movie. How can you see all of this and walk away with that thought? 

Back in TFA, the man was experimented on by a scientist who worked for a group formed by nazis who didn’t think the nazi party was evil enough. He survived that, went back into war to kick more ass and then fell of a moving train while trying to keep his best friend safe. He survives the fall because of the evil experiments but doesn’t get rescued by his allies or friends. He gets taken back to Dr. Zola, the same scientist who experimented on him in the first place.

Bucky is then experimented on more, genetically altered, physically modified, subjected to inexplicable horrors and it’s still implied that he resisted and fought back pretty damned hard. 

Here is a man who has been systematically abused, tortured, tormented, brainwashed (through what is clearly a very agonizingly painful procedure) over and over and over again for years and years and years until there is virtually nothing left of the man that once was and is just the Winter Soldier. He’s been stripped of everything and that includes the ability to tell the difference between right and wrong. The Winter Soldier knows nothing other than to follow orders, and when he’s “out of cryo for too long”, when he does begin to pick up on things—because Bucky is in there, screaming as he frantically tries to break free—they start the process all over again. He has no chance to be anything other than what they want him to be, and that’s their weapon. 

When something changes that, he’s lost and confused and desperate for someone to help him, someone to explain to him what is going on. For the Winter Soldier, the only ones who have ever been there for him to do that are his handlers who feed him the HYDRA programming. So when Steve comes along and gives him something else, it’s like a freaking brick to his head. 

And what is the first thing he does when he has the ability to make a choice on his own? He saves Steve’s life. He doesn’t know him, not really anyway. He feels something. Knows he needs to save this man, even though the man is the target he’s been sent to kill. But somehow Bucky breaks through long enough to disobey the orders the Winter Soldier had and saves Steve’s life. He knows damn well that if he’s caught something terrible with happen to him, but he still takes that chance. He then goes off alone, in search for something, anything that will make sense to him, anything that isn’t what he’s known the past 70 years. 

Bucky Barnes is not a villain.
Bucky Barnes is a victim. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
oldbonesanddust:

tittily:

my favorite thing about england is that the word pulp doesnt exist 

pffft

oldbonesanddust:

tittily:

my favorite thing about england is that the word pulp doesnt exist 

pffft


“I don’t really have a bucket list necessarily, but there are things that I’ve wanted to do that I haven’t done yet. To fly a helicopter was always a boyhood dream, or to go skydiving. Those are things that I guess you could consider dangerous, but they’re not life-threatening in my mind. I’ve always had fantasies of wanting to climb Everest for Christ’s sake; but I think I’m getting too old to do that, and I don’t know that I have the time to train for it either. But as a young man, I always thought it would be really cool to do that.” 

“I don’t really have a bucket list necessarily, but there are things that I’ve wanted to do that I haven’t done yet. To fly a helicopter was always a boyhood dream, or to go skydiving. Those are things that I guess you could consider dangerous, but they’re not life-threatening in my mind. I’ve always had fantasies of wanting to climb Everest for Christ’s sake; but I think I’m getting too old to do that, and I don’t know that I have the time to train for it either. But as a young man, I always thought it would be really cool to do that.” 

(Source: staingirl)

generalgemini-booknerd:

Alright, these are kinda adorable…

(Source: seraphica)

Friday, July 18, 2014
Hi Steeve #steevieblunder

Hi Steeve #steevieblunder

Thursday, July 17, 2014
mindykhaling:


SEND HELP

mindykhaling:

SEND HELP

(Source: jinxcarnelian)

Anonymous said: So thor is a girl now which is rad. Next step is to have gay avengers.

didyouknowwaltdisney:

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The Before and After game…

whatshouldwecallchronicillness:

Before I got sick:

Aaaaand after:

castielloveshispaintedwhore:

memeguy-com:

What

THIS IS THE BEST THING

castielloveshispaintedwhore:

memeguy-com:

What

THIS IS THE BEST THING

pixalry:

Geek City Skylines - Created by René Mateo

René combines his love of city architecture and skylines with geek pop culture to create this art series which he features at his SkyWorld Etsy Shop.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

(Source: supersoldiers)

mariejacquelyn:

pleatedjeans:

Seal with a data-logger on it’s head. [x]
"LOOK! LOOK! I’M A NARWAL!"

I just laughed so hard I almost cried. 

mariejacquelyn:

pleatedjeans:

Seal with a data-logger on it’s head. [x]

"LOOK! LOOK! I’M A NARWAL!"

I just laughed so hard I almost cried.