July212014

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I have a lot of feels…

I have to admit, I am a stickler when it comes to words and I’m not one to use the abbreviations that are out there for most words. I like ‘feels’, though. I know, it should be feelings and yeah, that’s correct word usage but… something about using feels describes where I’m at when it comes to fan stuff or fic writing or movie watching. And book reading.

I finally (finally!) was able to catch Captain America 2 in theatres a couple weeks ago. I loved it. I’m not one for super hero movies, generally. I did like The Avengers. Thor 2 was all right. I did like Iron Man a lot and Iron Man 3 was fun. (I did not watch Iron Man 2)… I haven’t seen any of the Hulk movies. I saw the first Spider Man movie with Toby McGuire way back. And I’ve seen a couple of X Men movies. I did not see Captain America but I know enough of it and know the canon well enough I didn’t need that as a reference going into Cap 2. Because I’d rather not spoil the movie for those who haven’t had a chance to see it yet, don’t read further if you’ve not seen the movie. At least, not until I let you know I’m going onto something else. Ready?? OK… go on, shoo. I don’t want to ruin anything for you. Go see the movie.

 

Rest of you still here? Are you sure? OK. Here goes.

I really loved this movie. Visually, it was gorgeous. It had a lot of action sequences. Fight scenes (some of which I admittedly hid my eyes from cos whew!). Character interaction. Plot. Oh, the plot. The directors said they were influenced by 70′s political thrillers and it showed. The plot within a plot… the reveal of HYDRA and how corrupt SHIELD had become. Nick Fury’s “death” and resurrection. Hunting down Captain America and Natasha. The three helacarriers. Alexander Pierce. And, of course, Bucky.

Bucky paid an even worse price than Steve did when it came to things lost and things never being the same again. Bucky became someone who he would have hated. When he said, ‘but I knew him’ in the movie, I teared up. Of course he did. There was still something of Bucky left, deep inside. Of course he knew and of course Steve knew. His loyalty to Bucky and his refusal to believe he couldn’t save him was the heart of the movie. SHIELD couldn’t be saved and needed to be razed to the ground. Bucky, on the other hand…

It was the best Marvel movie that I’ve seen so far. I want to see it again, of course. Just so I can look at things all over again. And Sam Wilson. The Falcon. Who did not love the Falcon? From his first scene with a snarky Captain America to the last scene where he showed he was just as loyal as any of Steve’s Howling Commandos… pretty damn awesome.

Of course, I have some problems with the whole ‘Bucky assassinated Howard & Maria Stark’ scenario. And I’m not buying that HYDRA was able to hide deep within SHIELD’s computer system. If anyone else remembers, Tony hacked into SHIELD in The Avengers. How could he miss something like that? Or how could JARVIS? I’d like that explained, please.

Overall though… it was super. Fantastic. Super. I will buy the DVD when it comes out and then I can watch the movie as many darn times as I want. :)

OK. Spoiler time over. Come on back. So for those of you who HAVE seen the movie, I have some sweet sweet fic to rec you. If you haven’t seen the movie, read the fics with caution. You WILL get spoiled by some of them and this is my warning right here. But. Here we go!

The first fic is one I read just last night aloud to my youngest son and husband. I cried when I read it the first time. It was… well, it was something. The title made me smile and when I read the fic, it was just so lovely. And yes, I cried again when I read it aloud. As always, please leave kudos to the author and/or comment if you like it just as much as me!

http://archiveofourown.org/works/1718999

The next fan fic is a little different. It’s a wing!fic Alternate Universe and it really is beautiful. There have been plenty of wing!fics done in the style of Supernatural or some angelic sort of reference… and then there’s this fic, which parallels having wings to social issues we’re still struggling with. Please do leave kudos if you enjoy it as much as I did. You might also feel a little teary eyed at the end of the fic.

http://archiveofourown.org/works/1876371

The last one for the day is this fic. It’s gritty it’s awesome it’s… long. It’s part of a series and oh my goodness. I could NOT put it down. It’s not going to mirror Cap 2, exactly but it doesn’t matter. It’s got all sorts of plot goodness in it. Fantastic characterization. Lots of details. Take your time and read this series over the course of a week or so. I read fast so I tore through it but it still took me four days. Just fair warning. Please do leave the author kudos and/or comments cos this was so amazing.

This one is part 2. Part 1 is available, of course, but this is the one that got me caught hook, line, and sinker. The good news is this is a series. The bad news is this is a series. You can shake your fist at me later. Go read. :)

http://archiveofourown.org/works/457359/chapters/787198

As for my own writing? I’m going to participate in an Avengers fic exchange which I’m really excited about! And I’m writing my own ten (maybe more) chaptered fic set after Cap 2. Because feels, you know.

Enjoy the fics I’ve rec’ced! Give the authors your love!

Until next time… may the force be with you. Always.

 

 

 

 

July122014

doctorsdemons:

whitedarryl:

asatira:

elfgrove:

mmemento:

leaper182:

bead-bead:

the-writers-ramblings:

i cant even make it past the table of contents im laughing too hard

WHAT IS THIS BOOK!?!

It’s called “Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes: A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology”
By Cory O’Brien, and it looks highly entertaining. :D

Gilgamesh: THE ULTIMATE BROMANCE

Give it here, now.

Sweet Fluffy Gods why is there not an audiobook version?

I need to find this book.

The first time Iv’e wanted to read something since Metro 2033.

guys

guys…look what we did :D

(Source: thewritersramblings, via talkmagically)

July92014

goldroadtonowhere:

Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English

Stop what you’re doing and watch this. Especially if you have a problem with AAVE or broken English. 

July82014
“천 달러 미만을 아동 친 가족에게 제공해 주면 아동이 친가족과 함께 살 수 있는 상황에서 아동을 해외입양하기 위해 수천이나 수만 달러를 소비하는 것은 윤리적으로 맞는지 우리는 질문해 봐야 한다. We must ask ourselves if it is ethical to spend thousands of dollars (or tens of thousands of dollars) to arrange an intercountry adoption, when aid of less than a thousand dollars would have kept the child with their birth family.”

김성수 (via peaceshannon)

reblog every time this hits my dash.

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July62014
blessedwithgloriousbutt:

maycontainfeminists:


One of the best examples of artistic integrity on a corporate scale.

wow. 

No matter how many times I see this, I never fail to be impressed by that last sentence.

blessedwithgloriousbutt:

maycontainfeminists:

One of the best examples of artistic integrity on a corporate scale.

wow. 

No matter how many times I see this, I never fail to be impressed by that last sentence.

(Source: best-of-imgur, via impalaorbust)

July52014
July42014

fuckyeahmelancholy said: Top six Joss Whedon moments.

chaila:

prozacpark:

ktempest:

feministbatwoman:

steinpratt:

feministbatwoman:

raven-jem:

prozacpark:

Oh, wow, you hate me.  But not as much as I hate Joss, so let’s do this my way: 


Top Six Joss Whedon moments, with links:


1).  That one time that Joss said Spike was his  favorite character and how his narrative arc was the greatest, showing where his actual ‘feminist’ interests are.  Because he truly thinks that he gave more development and focus to a secondary male character in two seasons on a show titled after his female heroine than he did to the heroine in all seven seasons.  And he doesn’t see a problem with that. 


2).  That one time when Joss Whedon tried to sell Firefly to networks and co-writers by talking about his female heroine of color getting gang raped by Reavers and how the experience was going to change the life of his white, male hero, who will then learn to respect women who are whores.  Because he can’t respect a woman who chooses to have sex out of her own free will for profit, but he’ll kiss the hand of one whose CHOICE and CONSENT were taken away.  It’s the taking away of Inara’s agency that makes her worthy of Mal’s respect. 

3).  That time when Joss said that Summer Glau kind of looked Asian, so we didn’t have to read her as white.  Because white people can pass for every race, we don’t even NEED anyone of other races wasting their time in Hollywood. From what I know, he’s stated this fail opinion multiple times, in defense of his casting choices.

4).  That time when Joss Whedon punished a woman for getting pregnant by ruining her character and then firing the actress, and then lying to her to bring her back in order to kill her character. 

5). Those multiple times when Joss let white actors audition for roles he had written to be played by people of color.  And how they, of course, ended up being race lifted and being casted as white.  Except!  Sometimes, you’re supposed to pretend they’re Asian, so that’s progress, according to Joss. 

6).  That time when Joss Whedon made a Dollhouse episode (Spy in the House of Love) where Sierra infiltrates an institution by replacing an Asian woman in her work place, and NO ONE notices that it’s another woman.  Because all Asians look the same?

Joss Whedon is that kind of guy who uses feminism as a marketing tool.

Joss Whedon is not a progressive writer. Period. Full stop. Done. 

CASE AGAINST WHEDON PANEL, WISCON 39. WHO’S WITH ME?

I’M WITH YOU! 
ktempest, can we take on the whedon fans? 

Also, funniest comment I ever heard AT WISCON from a woman explaining why she didn’t think Buffy was problematic: “Well, I didn’t see any racism/sexism/heterosexism because I was watching it CRITICALLY. To write a paper!” 

Me, in my head: “Uh, wouldn’t watching it critically make you MORE likely to notice that shit?” 

I am DOWN with this. But we need to plan well in advance. Like, actually have clips and evidence and some people to take his side. Which may be easier to find these days than Moffat defenders.

I was sitting next to a group of people talking about Dollhouse and how epically feminist it was on my way to the airport on the shuttle, so um, yeah, unfortunately, no lack of Whedon defenders at Wiscon, especially  considering there are kind of two Wiscons going on at any given time.

Never over that time at my first Wiscon when a white Whedon fan explained Zoe to a black academic presenting her work on black women in SFF, and recommended Firefly as a good example of black female representation on TV. Not that Zoe isn’t awesome! It was just the tone deaf Whedon evangelism? As if the academic spending time and effort on the topic had just, like, missed Firefly. Joss is Feminist, Maybe You Hadn’t Heard!

12AM
creatingmyowndreams:

rekit:


The best deodorant you will ever use Seriously. 1/4 teaspoon in each pit and you can sweat your ass off, totally stink-free for like 2 full days. It’s a natural anti-bacterial so those little fuckers won’t multiply and make you smell. Plus it’s cheaper and healthier than any deod you can buy anywhere.
Use equal parts of the following:
-corn starch-baking soda-coconut oil-cocoa butter
With a few drops of whatever essential oil you want, for fragrance. Otherwise it basically just smells like nothing. I use tea tree oil & pine needle oil. Cuz they’re MANLY.
Note - It pretty much turns to liquid if it’s warmer than about 75 degrees. If you want to keep it solid, you can refrigerate it or add a little more corn starch.

Reblogging myself again, cuz I still use this and it’s still awesome

This is what I’ve been using for about a year now and it works wonders. Not convinced it works? My fiance is literally the smelliest human being I’ve ever met when he’s been sweating all day. I made him some with tea tree oil and he now smells nice and mint-ish as the end of the day, even if he’s been outside working. Not to mention it’s cheaper, smells better, better for you AND better for the environment to make your own :D

creatingmyowndreams:

rekit:

The best deodorant you will ever use

Seriously. 1/4 teaspoon in each pit and you can sweat your ass off, totally stink-free for like 2 full days. It’s a natural anti-bacterial so those little fuckers won’t multiply and make you smell. Plus it’s cheaper and healthier than any deod you can buy anywhere.

Use equal parts of the following:

-corn starch
-baking soda
-coconut oil
-cocoa butter

With a few drops of whatever essential oil you want, for fragrance. Otherwise it basically just smells like nothing. I use tea tree oil & pine needle oil. Cuz they’re MANLY.

Note - It pretty much turns to liquid if it’s warmer than about 75 degrees. If you want to keep it solid, you can refrigerate it or add a little more corn starch.

Reblogging myself again, cuz I still use this and it’s still awesome

This is what I’ve been using for about a year now and it works wonders.

Not convinced it works? My fiance is literally the smelliest human being I’ve ever met when he’s been sweating all day. I made him some with tea tree oil and he now smells nice and mint-ish as the end of the day, even if he’s been outside working.

Not to mention it’s cheaper, smells better, better for you AND better for the environment to make your own :D

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12AM

Racism is bad. It hurts people.

What whites may not know is that they, too, experience negative effects FROM THEIR OWN RACISM.

Social programs that whites use, like welfare, subsidized school lunches, state assistance, etc., are often targeted and cut because of the “urban leeches” and “welfare queens” that politicians and their supporters love to attack. Clinics whites use get shut down. Whites miss whole sections of history because they’re deemed not relevant for teaching. Whites define beauty by the racist standards portrayed in media, and if they’re unlucky enough to have attributes that are considered stereotypically less white, they will not be seen as attractive or beautiful. White-owned businesses suffer from a lack of viable candidates for employment because of institutionalized racism in education systems. And if a person of color is lucky enough to make it to an interview, their non-whiteness will likely result in them being skipped over, regardless of qualifications. White students miss out on good teachers because of the same reason. Whites who get sick miss out on researchers, doctors, caregivers, fundraisers, etc. White taxpayers must bear part of the burdens of a racist criminal justice system, a racist War on Drugs, and racist cops who stop people because of their skin color.

I wonder how many white people who do not actively combat racism may reconsider if they knew these basic facts, if for no other reason than selfish personal security. Even for whites who think they’re not racist, even for the few who actually aren’t racist at all, they still experience these problems. As they benefit from the system (and all whites do, myself included), they are hurt by it. Because everyone is hurt by it. The difference for white people is whether they contribute to the problem—actively or through doing nothing—or they fight against it. The latter is the only morally acceptable option. Racism must be combated and annihilated at every level, by everyone.

Until it is, whites will continue to enjoy a very small but bitter taste of what people of color go through all day, every day. And they have only themselves and their kin to blame.

Racism Makes Whites Oppose Programs That Help Them (via heroes-get-made)

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12AM

The Dwarf King: the musical

(Source: ruinarmitage, via flatbear)

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