I hate it when you’re reading smut and you can’t figure out what position they’re in.
sometimes it just ends up being something like
Y’ALL NEED JESUS
Please stop reblogging this post
As if anyone could really forget the most quoted line in “The Avengers” — “I’ve got red in my ledger; I’d like to wipe it out” — it helps to have that line fresh in your mind when deconstructing what Widow does in the final act of what’s billed as a Captain America movie. Black Widow doesn’t wipe out the red in her ledger. No, she blasts her ledger out to the world, like it was the grisliest email forward of all time. We know from her heart to heart with Hawkeye that the shame she feels about what she’s done is real, and she hesitates when she realizes that taking down the bad guys means revealing her secrets. But she does it anyway, because she’s not just a spy anymore; she’s a super hero, and she makes a super hero’s sacrifice. (x)
The whole dynamics of The Winter Soldier, at character level, relies on the notion of loyalty. “Trust no one”, Fury had told Steve Rogers before being rendered unable to offer his support, and though Steve chose to trust his guts to deem Sam Wilson worthy of confidence, partly because he had found a kindred spirit in him, partly because he was an outsider, he tested Natasha Romanov, whom he had reasons to suspect.
There is a lot of character development going on in that movie, but the most important is occurring for Steve and Natasha, in ways that parallel them—both had the conviction that only S.H.I.E.L.D. could allow them to do what they were made to do whilst being on the side of the angels; for Steve it was all about finding his place in the present time, but Natasha’s cause is one of atonement. Note, in passing, the amazing particularity of this Strong Female Character who is in need of redemption but from her own initiative, according to her own terms, and for her own necessity.
A hero’s journey is always a matter of critical decisions made at the right moment for the right reasons, when no one else could or would have; in choosing to sacrifice a part of herself for a greater cause—the people’s, and this is extremely important, the hero speaking and acting on behalf of those who cannot speak or act—Natasha completes another part of a heroic initiation that involves the revealing of the true self, self-sufficient and able to withstand adversity and triumph over injustice.
The truly magnificent thing about Natasha in this movie is the way she is allowed to be vulnerable, to make herself vulnerable because she chose honesty over compromise of principles, because she is finding out how much individual liberty may count for her after all; she cracks herself open to expose her core—and discovers she actually has a surprisingly steady moral compass in the process—as soon as she suspects that the additional layers of her former personae could only been linked to the corrupted institution she had vowed to serve. Natasha’s true strength is actually moral, not physical, and this is especially important when you consider the character under the feminist angle. She is strong, yes, but in no way the dreaded cliché of the Strong Female Character devoid of real personality and effectively subordinated to men.
This is the Black Widow movie everyone should have been waiting for, actually. It is a Natasha Romanov movie, a story of her coming-of-age as a citizen of her world, finally accepting to be a part of it as an individual, whilst finding for ideals—by the way, this is exactly the spirit of Captain America, comics and Marvel movies altogether.
Fandoms are Beautiful
but they teach us love
and that even
they will always be there
to pick us back up
so get up
brush yourself off
we’ll always be here to catch you when you fall
Why does this not have more notes?
this for real made me tear up
Hey look it’s Anna and Elsa.
I haven’t laughed so hard.
oh look it’s the leader of the free world breaking the cardinal rule of chipotle
"Retract your arm immediately, Mr. President"
Dobby’s first and last words.
You know what fuck this gifset
(on why he went to Comic Con) You know, because you get to meet the biggest fans you’ll ever have. Especially in that hall [Hall H], there are thousands of people there who know more about these characters than you do and you have more commitment and dedication than you could ever dream of. It’s a pretty special thing.
you fucked up
I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING IT HURTS
snap crackle spocklmfao
i always lose it at tornado-wornado
*loses drink in scotland* where did my Glasgow.
Chris Colfer on Access Hollywood Live - Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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SHE PAINTED A CAR PINK AND PEOPLE ARE GETTING MAD ABOUT IT OMG IF SHE HAS THE MONEY JUST LET HER SPEND IT ON CUTE FRIVOLOUS THINGS, LOOK HOW SLAMMIN’ HER CAR LOOKS BTW LIKE DANG WHAT IS THE PROBLEM, SHE IS NOT HARMING U IN ANYWAY I DON’T UNDERSTAND
A) That car is hot as shit and I love it
B) Are we really going to pretend that a matte pink paint job is the worst custom that somebody’s done on a Lambo?
^Yes, that is Chris Brown
HOW DAR WOMAN DO THING FOR SELF
THING NOT FOR MAN
NOT EVEN MAN-APPROVED
EVERYTHING RUINED NOW!!!!!!!!