#modern day artemis#i’m going to miss her so much#watching her grow from that nervous tentative young girl who forgot to bring a pen to the first day of school#into the assured and capable young woman she was by the time she died#really was a joy#and i loved that she was allowed to attain and achieve that strength#while being allowed to remain ‘girly’ and pretty and fashionable#i credit crystal for a lot of that T B H#understanding that strength =/= masculinity#or that strength and femininity are not mutually exclusive of each other#i loved her grief- and rage-fueled spiral at the end of S2#that was so raw and real#but i loved it even more in S3 when she didn’t try to use it to excuse herself#’i’ve made mistakes’ said with her head held high#instead of using her grandfather’s manipulation of her#as a ‘get out of jail free’ card#i will also forever maintain that her death was a good one#it was a great one in fact IMO#she died protecting the people and town she’d come to live#she died taking out a centuries-old supernatural ninja that had previously seemed unbeatable#and it was her skill that allowed the other characters to endure and ultimately win that final battle#it was the failure to use her properly throughout the *rest* of 3B that was the problem#had allison been foregrounded the way she deserved in the first 10 episodes of 3B#i think her death would’ve been easier to take for a lot of people#because that was a great death#they defeated a 1000 year old demon#because allison argent went out fighting#and allison argent’s aim was true (latxcvi)
And never even spoiled the jaunty-as-fuck angle of his cover. Well done, Barnes. Well done.
Gina Torres explains why she wants no parts of social media.
2014: the year celeb ladies stopped putting up with media bullshit and it was beautiful
Always reblog this. ALWAYS.
if you find yourself in times of trouble just remember that cap has a tactic where he basically throws himself in some guy’s arms while fighting
I WANT TO SEE HIM DO THIS WITH THE WINTER SOLDIER.
Except the Winter Soldier is actually able take Steve’s weight (especially since if Steve does it like in the gif it’ll be the metal arm getting most of it)
and the two of them just freeze
Steve slowly realizing he’s being carried bridal style
Buckythe Winter Soldier blinking like MY PROGRAMMING DID NOT COVER THIS???
and there’s a bunch of camera sound effects as Natasha flips past with her phone out
You have license in front of the camera to do things, feel certain emotions that you don’t get to in real life. It can be addicting.
can we also note that in the middle gifs Bucky has proper trigger discipline and the fucking Winter Soldier has shitty TD so is it that Hydra made him give no fucks about gun safety because people are just collateral? I NEED TO KNOW IF THIS WAS INTENTIONAL ON SEB’S PART (via thescarlettfangirl)
this is an EXCELLENT POINT and I’m going to talk about it. in gun safety the first thing you learn is 1: do not ever point your gun at something unless you are going to shoot it and 2: do not ever put your finger on the trigger unless you’re going to put a bullet through something.
Bucky Barnes knows the importance of trigger safety. Bucky Barnes was trained by the US Army to never put his finger on the trigger unless he was going to absolutely shoot something
The Winter Soldier is a weapon. The only time the Soldier is ever given a weapon, he is absolutely going to shoot something. It’s his mission. It’s all he does. Thaw, wipe, point, shoot, kill, freeze, repeat. It’s as natural to him as anything can be—a finger on the trigger and intent to kill on his mind
oh my god, that was really violent
#HSE TOOK THE FINAL BATTLE #SHE TOOK IT AND BEAT THE SHIT OUTTA IT#YOU THINK TONY STARK SAVED THE DAY? HE DID NOT#IN HIS OWN MOVIE HE WAS NOT THE ONE TO DEFEAT THE ENEMY#HIS GIRLFRIEND KICKED THE MANDARIN’S ASS #AND IF YOU DO NOT THINK#THAT A WOMAN STEALING THE END FROM THE HERO #IS A GREAT THING#GET THE FUCK OUTTA MY FACE #PEPPER POTTS FOR PRESIDENT#TONY STARK TO AWKWARDLY STARE AT HER IN AWE AND WITH A STRANGE BONER#sorry i got carried away (via starksexual)
BUT NO SERIOUSLY CAN WE TALK FOREVER ABOUT HOW SHE STOLE THE ENDING. Because as soon as you get the idea that she’s alive, you think “oh, she’s going to come in at the last second and land a few punches and give Tony - the hero - enough time to get back on his feet and finish the battle, while she cheers from the side lines.” Just. Like. Every. Other. Movie. And then she FINISHES THE BATTLE. SHE KILLS HIM.
#also can we talk about how one man in that movie treated Pepper as an Object#as a prize to be won#as a lure for Tony Stark#what happened to that man I wonder?#PEPPER POTTS FUCKING KILLED HIM#PEPPER POTTS IS A GODDESS
Now can we talk about how in the first movie pepper also defeats the final baddie? And how in the second movie she has arrested the one bad guy who didn’t kill himself? Can we talk about how Tony has never actually killed or captured the main bad guy in his own movies?
The closest he gets is Avengers. Because he kills a bunch of Chitauri with a missile. And then the Avengers all get together and capture Loki. You know why? Because Pepper was on a plane somewhere far away. Otherwise she would have done it. I swear.
And at the beginning of Avengers, Tony was all wanting her to stay the night. And she’s just like: Dude, you gotta handle this for a change. I’ll hold your flower.
Could we also talk about how not only unsurprised, unphased, and un-emasculated by this Tony is, but also how he probably gets a metaphorical boner for her when she does it?
Because Pepper has always been Tony’s hero.
*kicks idiot facebook friends talking shit about the ice bucket challenge*
“Donations lose their meaning when their done merely out of personal obligation.”
I DON’T THINK THE ALSA CARES WHETHER THE PERSON DONATING TO THEM FELT OBLIGATED TO DO SO OR IF THEY WERE DOING IT OUT OF ~THE KINDNESS OF THEIR HEARTS~ WHEN THEY’RE USING THAT MONEY TO FUND RESEARCH AND HELP FAMILIES.
ALSO NO ONE IS ACTUALLY FORCING ANYONE TO DONATE. THEY’RE NOT ACTUALLY STEALING THEIR CREDIT CARDS AND PUTTING THE INFO INTO THE WEBSITE. JUST BECAUSE ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS SAYS YOUR NAME ON THE INTERNET DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING.
“Laughing and joking around during filming makes a cause for something so important as ALS almost trivial.”
RIGHT BECAUSE HEAVEN FORBID A SICK PERSON HAVE ANY LEVITY IN THEIR LIVES I MEAN IT’S NOT LIKE THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE GOT TIED TO ALS IN THE FIRST PLACE BECAUSE A PERSON WITH ALS DID IT… oh wait. Also there’s that video from the guy with ALS that made Upworthy because of his speech after the ice bucket part about how ALS runs in his family etc, but his ice bucket part? IS HYSTERICAL. SO THERE’S THAT.
As of Wednesday, August 20, The ALS Association has received $31.5 million in donations compared to $1.9 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 20). These donations have come from existing donors and 637,527 new donors to The Association. [x]
So no, you can’t argue that the ice bucket challenge isn’t actually raising awareness, because with 637,527 new donors to the ALSA I think it’s pretty fucking clear that it has. Because I don’t know about you, but I sure as hell haven’t seen SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY SEVEN ice bucket challenge videos.
to sum up: HATERS TO THE MOTHERFUCKING LEFT, SOCIAL MEDIA ACTIVISM IS NOT ALWAYS SLACKTIVISM, SOMETIMES IT’S REALLY FUCKING AWESOME AND REALLY FUCKING EFFECTIVE.