Sunday, April 20, 2014

theseattleinstitute:

gilli-chan:

"So I moved on. I focused on helping other people. I was good. Until you dragged me back into to this freak show and put everyone here at risk. You wanna know my secret, Agent Romanoff? You wanna know how I stay calm?"

And in that moment, I swear the Hulk was less of a giant rage monster, and more of a giant green protector keeping Bruce safe.

Hold on, when did the flashyback bits happen? When was this???

(Source: markoruffalo)

achro asked: *whispers* please tell me your secrets to achieve morning person stage

I’m from the South. We’re solar-powered’

nightvalecommunityheadcanons:

Count D’s pet shop has a permanent branch in Night Vale. Cecil doesn’t remember it, but he got Khoshekh there.

nightvalecommunityheadcanons:

Count D’s pet shop has a permanent branch in Night Vale.

Cecil doesn’t remember it, but he got Khoshekh there.

Me in the morning.

Me in the morning.

(Source: dragonfly22699)

Anonymous asked: I read your Winter Soldier analysis, and I have a question : you say that "There’s a reason his code name is drawn from an investigation into one of the ugliest chapters of American history." Please help a non-American understand what you meant? I mean I obviously see the Cold War reference in the movie, but from what you've written it seems like something more subtle *within* the Cold War... shit, I mean just "Cold War" seems too evident and I can't find the deeper meaning?

liveship:

wizzard890:

Oh gosh, don’t feel bad, there are plenty of Americans who have never even heard of this.

The Winter Soldier Investigation was a 1971 veteran-organized media event intended to draw attention to the war crimes that had taken place in Vietnam. Directly inspired by the exposure of the My Lai Massacre (the mass murder of over five hundred unarmed civilians by American troops) in 1969, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) brought together discharged servicemen from every branch of the military to discuss the atrocities they had seen and committed during their time in the war. They hoped bring these tragedies before the public eye, and to prove that American military policies led directly to the death and torment of civilians. Eventually a transcript from this conference made its way before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the Fullbright Hearings.  

When Ed Brubaker, the author who wrote the original Winter Soldier arc, chose the name, he wanted something that would call up both cold Siberian winters and the atrocities of war. This fit the bill.

But the term itself, the idea of “winter soldiers”, was coined by VVAW as a response to the writings of Thomas Paine, who described the men who deserted at Valley Forge during the American Revolution:

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country, but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

A winter soldier is someone who will warm their hands over a meager fire and weather the cold. Someone who refuses to abandon their country and its potential, no matter what the personal cost.

So how’s that for a weird little twist? According to Thomas Paine—activist, political philosopher, and revolutionary—the real winter soldier is Captain America.

#plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth

You are bad people and should feel bad for your tea names.

You are bad people and should feel bad for your tea names.

Getting that pre-con giddiness

So who around here’s hitting up C2E2? I need to find the good meetups.

frenchheartattacks:

so my mom is a dispatcher for our town’s police and one time a man called 911 saying that he was with his kid and he didn’t think he was breathing and so my mom rushed a few ambulances out and directed him on how to give cpr over the phone and the man told my mom that his son was breathing again and my mom was so pleased but then once the ambulances got there they radioed in asking for a psych eval because apparently the man had been giving cpr to a cantelope

(Source: bonovaux)

howtvshowsruinedmylife:

Deadpool cosplayers are the best

I have an enduring theory that there is actually only one Deadpool cosplayer who exists at every con simultaneously.

howtvshowsruinedmylife:

Deadpool cosplayers are the best

I have an enduring theory that there is actually only one Deadpool cosplayer who exists at every con simultaneously.

daricemoore:

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