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April 14 2014, 09:27 PM


Warm-ups. Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.

April 14 2014, 09:16 PM

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draconisms asked: steve rogers or david shepherd?

right now? steve rogers, definitely steve rogers. this bright mirror, this canny, hopeful, newmade, rough-ragged soldier back from the frontier of war, living out a lifelong tragedy of loss, but who never bleeds on anyone else, never lets his own pain ruin what he potential he can see in the world and those around him. who is too-clear/sharp for this spun-over, fearful world, who resists and resists what he cannot bear, and plants his roots deep and never stops, not even when they dig up all the long-buried bones. steve rogers, who is in many ways, much more of a complete and fully-sounded, fully come-into-his-own character than the david we got to see on screen.

kings is not so fresh in my mind, but i love love love david shepherd. i mean hell, i’m the one who talked mal around from indifference into obsession. but the thing about david shephard is that what i love most about him is the potential. what we saw at the end of the first season, him coming into his own, shedding that old naive skin and becoming something closer to the biblical king. 

avclub said this here:

Kings stumbled out of the gate with its conception of David. The religious figure is so raucous a character that he continues to give theologians headaches: Charming but manipulative, endlessly resourceful, and without doubt an active force in his story, he seems tailor-made to be the compelling, charismatic jerk you want in the middle of a web of war, intrigue, romance, and betrayal. Instead, he’s presented as a preternaturally stalwart country boy with a simple heart and a jawline that could cut fiberglass.

I disagree with the gist of this, but agree on that reading of how fascinating the biblical figure was. see, I do think Kings was heading - barelling point blank even - towards pushing David in that direction, and having him start so different, so raw and unmade. to have him come out of nowhere as this country boy and rise out of the web of darkness and politics, to have what he was - all that raw material - worked around by the hand of god himself into something much more dangerous. that is what i love about david, the fact that he was raw material, and so charismatic, and learned so much and adapted so guilefully while seeming so guileless (and in a sense he was! because for all that natural guile/ability at surviving - and more than that, winning - it did come from raw natural talent and his own kind of hopeful, childlike wisdom), and was just on the cusp of becoming that iconic figure in his wartime exile. 

*shakes fist at nbc*

April 14 2014, 09:07 PM


Joseba Elorza

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April 14 2014, 08:49 PM


Alexander McQueen – The Golden Shower


Alexander McQueen – The Golden Shower

April 14 2014, 07:00 PM

i didn’t do it for him.

Filed Under:  #these bloody shakespearean fools  #thor  #loki  

April 14 2014, 06:52 PM


As soon as I finished watching Winter Soldier I was mentally screaming “I NEED TO DRAW HIS ROBO ARM COVERED IN GRAFFITI INSTEAD OF TATTOOS” and so here is Punk!Winter Soldier, who also has some Steve/WWII inspired tattoos on his other arm… either Hydra got lazy and didn’t have them removed, or this is a post-movie Bucky, who is slowly adding more tattoos as he begins to remember more and excuse me I need a minute. Also is that a target on the assassins back or Caps Shield??? Either way, man.

April 14 2014, 06:34 PM

  • Show: _______ or ________ ?
  • Character: ________ or _________ ?
  • Pairing: _________ or _________ ?
  • Anything: ________ or _________ ?

April 14 2014, 12:11 AM

Beyoncé & Solange dancing to “Losing You” at Coachella: [x]

April 13 2014, 11:41 PM

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Anonymous asked: Yeah, exactly—they've been great so far at adapting those threads as opposed to transposing whole-hog, which annoys some comic fans endlessly but hey, Feige's making his money and everybody else loves it. And it's just cleaner in general. (And I'll go as far as Hollywood insider. I'm not directly in Marvel—hence the "good authority" bit. ;] )

Yup exactly! Pedantic transposing of source material to a different media has never worked out well.

just look at how weird + tiresome it’s been for everyone to try and transpose and align their rl persona to the online medium of facebook. shit don’t work like that. 

(also another anon is suggesting - and this makes a lot of sense - that thanos is the key to avengers 3. to be honest i’d completely forgotten about thanos in the wake of cap 2, but thanos works well with gotg and other marvel projects that seem to be coalescing)

*waves cheerily* hey hollywood, i’m coming for you!

April 13 2014, 11:16 PM

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Anonymous asked: I have it on good authority that Marvel/MCU probably isn't going to do Civil War. Doesn't mean they still won't kill Cap and have Bucky take the reigns—but as for Civil War itself, it's not their direction. With the way the contracts are laid out, it's sort of nightmarish. Of course, minds might be changed. But at this point, that full story doesn't seem to be in the cards.

yeah, that also makes sense! everything in that post was just spec. I do hope that regardless of whether they go full civil war or not, there will still be similar concepts driving the mcu narrative as those that led to civil war. particularly given how much the threads of those kinds of concepts were explicitly drawn out in cap 2.

i was thinking while writing that post that a full bore civil war narrative would be way too dark for mcu’s kind of optimism/joie de vivre. in fact, i’d very much prefer mcu to do what they always do, which is take a strong arc from the comics and make it very much their own, no matter how far it twists away from the original. mcu is very good at keeping the spirit of the story, over the story itself. 

April 13 2014, 10:43 PM

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winter-s0ldier asked: sorry to butt in/if you've talked about this already, but my friend and i were discussing this the other day and if you had time to give your take on it, i'd love to hear it: since sebastian stan was signed up for 9 movies and chris evans for 6, what do you think the chances are that they will kill steve rogers and let bucky barnes take up the shield in mcu? marvel really hasn't been pulling any punches with steve and bucky.

oh yeah, that is on like donkey kong

mcu from cap 1 through cap 2 has invested so much in the bucky + steve dynamic it’s astounding. like, it’s thor + loki levels of: these guys are the beating, broken heart thesis of their entire facet of the mcu.

theorising about the direction of the marvel franchise below the cut + chat about RDJ and Evans and the impact of their respective contracts:

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April 13 2014, 09:13 PM

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April 13 2014, 08:17 PM

If a Disney princess had night terrors, the story of Sansa Stark might be what woke her up screaming. Often overlooked in favor of her killer kid sister, the elder Stark sibling has had all her illusions about the world, and her safety in it, shattered. But her quiet, innate political shrewdness and emotional strength have enabled her to survive in a royal court that likely would have cost every other member of her family their heads. She’s the show’s best-kept secret.

 - Rollingstone about Sansa Stark in their list of top 40 game of thrones characters. Sansa is number 4. x (via tomlincum)

April 13 2014, 07:02 PM

Art history meme. 
1/1 quotes

"The sun is god."
— J.M.W. Turner, alleged dying words

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