A Softer World 1087
One thousand years of sobbing: an autobiography
i appreciate febricant’s #death would be kinder tag.
biblical otps - King Solomon and The Queen of Sheba
Solomon was an ancient Israelite King and the son of David. He is credited with the building of the First Temple and is thought to have been a wealthy and popular ruler. The Queen of Sheba was queen regnant of the ancient kingdom of Sheba, thought to span from modern Ethiopia to Yemen. She is one of the few female rulers mentioned in the Bible.
Legend states that the Queen of Sheba (often named Makeda) visited King Solomon in ancient Jerusalem. There he introduced and then converted her to monotheism.
Further legends tell of Solomon inviting the Queen of Sheba to a banquet, serving spicy food to induce her thirst, and then allowing her to stay in his palace overnight. Solomon then presented the Queen of Sheba with a wager: if she were to take anything from his palace, they would spend the night together. The Queen, knowing that she, a wealthy monarch, would have no reason to steal anything, agreed. Later, the queen woke in the middle of the night and went in search of water to slake her thirst. Solomon, who had been waiting for her, told her that if she took water from his palace, she would be breaking her oath.
She drank the water. They spent the night together.
Wendy: I get to hope because I fight for it.
Mirror!Middleman: Bet that sounded real pretty in your head.
The Middleman 1x12: The Palindrome Reversal Palindrome
a six word story | d.a.s
Every fairy tale needs a good old-fashioned villain.
i hadn’t noticed his shadow is the american flag before omfg
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Re: extremis, It wasn’t revealed, just heavily implied. Tony wouldn’t have used the strain we saw, but a modified one - he had solved the explosive factor while drunk all those years ago, why would the film show that except to tie into the narrative? Tony solving while blind drunk and young and careless the thing that would aid in his future self’s healing from trauma in both body and mind. All those years ago he didn’t care that much about it except to impress a girl. in the future he recognizes it for how important it is, another marker on his journey from tony stark, billionaire playboy heedless of the consequences of his genius, into tony stark, iron man - so aware of the consequences he becomes a self-made superhero to be able to personally control/mitigate the impact of his genius on the world. This hubristic self-appointed messianic asshole.
I honestly didn’t even consider any other alternative for why Tony could have the surgery at the end of a film all about the extremis virus, and *only* then. Narratively … It’s the only thing that makes sense. He has the surgery at the end because a) he *can*, he has the means now with this new tech that the whole film has been about, and b) he’s also reached an internal point where he can, where he doesn’t need metal in his heart/on his skin to be iron man. He doesn’t need that fear/burden in his life, he knows what he is and what he can achieve even without those physical markers/manifestations of iron man and his transformation. It’s integrated into his psyche now. The terror driving him, that feeling of only be safe/whole/worthy in the suit has abated.
I can’t find the link bec I’m on my phone, but if you find my post ‘The Clean Slate Protocol’ (it’s in my meta master post, link on the sidebar) I talk more about how it makes narrative sense, and ties into Tony’s arc in becoming more and more integrated with the concept of iron man and less obsessed with/reliant on the suit as his only indicator of worth and safety.
On a more general level, this article (http://www.dailysuperhero.com/2013/05/iron-man-3-theory-could-tony-stark-have.html) basically gives a rundown of why it’s the logical/likely justification re: Tony’s surgery.
there was a woman, she was hiding with her baby and some men with knives came. they killed her and they took her baby… that baby was edgar and i was the man with the knife. i killed edgar’s mother.
Mark Antony: Shudda seen you was trouble right from the starrrt
Antony and Cleopatra (1883), Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema / Do For Love, 2Pac
Natasha from Ironman 2 and Clint from Thor ^^