Tuesday, July 29, 2014

not-safe-for-earth:

we-live-in-marvelous-times:

miscommunication as a plot device makes me angry

if you just talked to each other but no

The rage I feel over this

Monday, July 28, 2014

oflittleuse:

the “Nathan Fillion’s High Pressure Friend Panel” (aka the one where Joss couldn’t make it so Nathan rounded up people)

Seriously, this whole panel is golden.

magpieandwhale:

theladyscribe:

indestructiblegem:

Entertainment Weekly- Comic Con Day Three
Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Johnson, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, and James Spader 

this is one of those pictures where nobody was sure if they were supposed to be doing a regular smiling photo or a goofy-faces photo, so everybody’s caught somewhere in between. except evans, who always goes for goofy-face.

More reasons I relate to Chris Evans on a spiritual level. Goofy-face is much more reliable than regular smile.

magpieandwhale:

theladyscribe:

indestructiblegem:

Entertainment Weekly- Comic Con Day Three

Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Johnson, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, and James Spader 

this is one of those pictures where nobody was sure if they were supposed to be doing a regular smiling photo or a goofy-faces photo, so everybody’s caught somewhere in between. except evans, who always goes for goofy-face.

More reasons I relate to Chris Evans on a spiritual level. Goofy-face is much more reliable than regular smile.

(Source: ew.com)

ninemoons42:

indestructiblegem:

Entertainment Weekly- Comic Con Day Three
Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Lyndie Greenwood, John Noble, Tom Mison, and Nicole Beharie 

ORLANDO’S DRESSED LIKE CAP AHAHAHA
Tom’s shirt! And Nicole’s outfit! And Lyndie oh my Lyndie

ninemoons42:

indestructiblegem:

Entertainment Weekly- Comic Con Day Three

Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Lyndie Greenwood, John Noble, Tom Mison, and Nicole Beharie 

ORLANDO’S DRESSED LIKE CAP AHAHAHA

Tom’s shirt! And Nicole’s outfit! And Lyndie oh my Lyndie

(Source: ew.com)

Sunday, July 27, 2014
How are you gonna get Cap interested in fighting Ultron when he should be consumed with finding Bucky?
The fact is Ultron is a clear present danger, and Bucky is in the wind. And we do mention the fact that that’s his sort of primary thing but he’s also working with The Avengers too. We’re not ignoring it but he definitely has to deal with a mad 8-foot robot… ‘cause that’s one of those things, you know, you put if off, and it just gets worse.
Joss Whedon
(via realchemistry)
Thursday, July 24, 2014

minim-calibre:

acafanmom:

momentarydistractions:

shookmyshadow:

#don’t be fooled by this set

#these motherfuckers barely kiss through the entire series

#each kiss was a cosmical alignment 

Kids these days, you don’t know what SLOW BURN is until you’ve gone through 9 years of X-Files!

Seriously, this makes it look like it was all kissing, all the time; like Chris Carter was there on Day 1 going “THIS IS A ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP.” Lemme tell ya, I think CC is still a bit irritated that the romance got away from him. I mean, yeah, he (and his team) made it happen, but his denial of pretty much everything relationship-wise was epic, and it was always kind of grudging.* Top kiss? Mulder is possibly hallucinating/possibly in an alternate universe; that is, it’s not his Scully (also, she slaps him). Next down? New Year’s, season SEVEN. Next four? Post-series movies. Second from the bottom, the very end of season eight. AFTER there was a baby of dubious parentage. SEASON EIGHT. Bottom? First XF movie, and she was stung by a bee in the cut that made the movie - no kiss.

(We were called “shippers” because “relationshippers” were the opposite of “noromos” (no romance-ers), who seemed to think that a relationship would ruin the integrity of the show. There truly is nothing new under the sun.)

Tags of accuracy here. Tags of accuracy.

Welcome to my lawn, but please acknowledge the established plantings and the lawn’s distinguished history.

(Source: scullaaay)

Johnnie Phelps, a woman sergeant in the army, thought, “There was a tolerance for lesbianism if they needed you. The battalion I was in was probably about ninety-seven percent lesbian.”
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’”

The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)

Phelps tells this story herself in the excellent 1984 documentary Before Stonewall, which you can watch in its entirety on YouTube (she’s at 19:30, but really, watch the whole thing): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX7AxQd82H8

(via theodoradove)

This makes me laugh every time I see it.

(via tamorapierce)

Monday, July 21, 2014

rozf said: 44

44:What’s the weirdest character concept you’ve ever come up with?

Huh. I’m not sure how to answer this one. But after years writing fic for Doctor Who and Torchwood, I guess I’ve come up with some weirdo alien characters that needed dealing with. Sentient pincushions have turned up in a couple of different fics. An insectoid alien that learned English from watching bad sci-fi movies made an appearance once. I was rather fond of that one.

fourteenacross said: 2, 48!

02:What was your favorite book growing up?

Like I could possibly settle on just one! I read…an awful lot of books as a kid. And generally reread my favorites roughly a billion times. (I do that with fanfic now, too.) I probably have to say that Tamora Pierce’s Song of the Lioness quartet hits right at the top of the list, though. Alanna is my forever girl, and probably the first heroine I ever encountered in literature who kicked ass and took names and never needed a boy to save her. And I like to joke that George Cooper is the reason that I’m a lesbian, because I will never meet a man as perfect as he is, and am unable to settle for less. While I do think Pierce’s later books are better written — and have since fallen in love with the Trickster books in particular — Alanna, man, she’s the one who started it all.

48:If you could write the next book of any series, which one would it be, and what would you make the book about?

Oh crap. Isn’t this what fanfiction is for, anyway? Except all of my current fandoms are movies/TV shows, so I don’t have an easy answer for this one. If you’d asked me this a few years ago, I would have said I’d want to write the Marauders-era prequel to the Harry Potter books. That’s probably still true. There aren’t any other book series I can think of that I really want to play around with (and feel comfortable enough with the writing style to do so). 

✍ Finally, an ask-meme for writers! ✍

  • 01: When did you first start writing?
  • 02: What was your favorite book growing up?
  • 03: Are you an avid reader?
  • 04: Have you ever thrown a book across the room?
  • 05: Did you take writing courses in school/college?
  • 06: Have you read any writing-advice books?
  • 07: Have you ever been part of a critique group?
  • 08: What’s the best piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
  • 09: What’s the worst piece of feedback you’ve ever gotten?
  • 10: What’s your biggest writer pet-peeve?
  • 11: What’s your favorite book cover?
  • 12: Who is your favorite author?
  • 13: What’s your favorite writing quote?
  • 14: What’s your favorite writing blog? c;
  • 15: What would you say has inspired you the most?
  • 16: How do you feel about movies based on books?
  • 17: Would you like your books to be turned into TV shows, movies, video games, or none?
  • 18: How do you feel about love triangles?
  • 19: Do you prefer writing on a computer or longhand?
  • 20: What’s your favorite writing program?
  • 21: Do you outline?
  • 22: Do you start with characters or plot?
  • 23: What’s your favorite & least favorite part of making characters?
  • 24: What’s your favorite & least favorite part of plotting?
  • 25: What advice would you give to young writers?
  • 26: Which do you enjoy reading the most: physical, ebook, or both?
  • 27: Which is your favorite genre to write?
  • 28: Which do you find hardest: the beginning, the middle, or the end?
  • 29: Which do you find easiest: writing or editing?
  • 30: Have you ever written fan-fiction?
  • 31: Have you ever been published?
  • 32: How do you feel about friends and close relatives reading your work?
  • 33: Are you interested in having your work published?
  • 34: Describe your writing space.
  • 35: What’s your favorite time of day for writing?
  • 36: Do you listen to music when you write?
  • 37: What’s your oldest WIP?
  • 38: What’s your current WIP?
  • 39: What’s the weirdest story idea you’ve ever had?
  • 40: Which is your favorite original character, and why?
  • 41: What do you do when characters don’t follow the outline?
  • 42: Do you enjoy making your characters suffer?
  • 43: Have you ever killed a main character?
  • 44: What’s the weirdest character concept you’ve ever come up with?
  • 45: What’s your favorite character name?
  • 46: Describe your perfect writing space.
  • 47: If you could steal one character from another author and make then yours, who would it be and why?
  • 48: If you could write the next book of any series, which one would it be, and what would you make the book about?
  • 49: If you could write a collaboration with another author, who would it be and what would you write about?
  • 50: If you could live in any fictional world, which would it be?
  • This could be fun.

laylainalaska:

veleda-k:

theladyunicorn:

oparu:

picardspajamas:

"she’s really pissed off."

The little last bit there where when she staples his foot to the floor and he realizes she’s going win and he suddenly snaps into good guy ward and out of who he really is, trying to play on her humanity, trying to act like oh now he is sorry, conveniently as he’s about to lose, and she punches him in the throat. And that’s SUPER IMPORTANT.

Because firstly it means he can’t talk anymore. His words have been his greatest weapon so far, they have made him able to manipulate the team. Second because it means he is still conscious. She could have knocked him out but no, she wants him to see this. To see them win, to see Hydra fall.

Apparently ward fans think she used “excessive force” by punching him in the throat when she had already “won.” No, she was doing what needed to be done: stoping him from being able to continue his sick, sick manipulation of the people she loved. Because he preys on people’s humanity and goodness because that’s how Garret trained him. And she knows her team is good and would show mercy if he begged. So she does this for them.

Best explanation of this scene yet

THANK YOU. I really don’t like redeemed!Ward, It just doesn’t seem plausible

chameleonlurks enjoy

I’ll just never get over the fact that apparently punching Ward in the throat is “excessive force” but Ward trying to shove May’s face into a buzz saw isn’t. What a PECULIAR double standard.

Yesssss. May punching him in the neck wasn’t gratuitous violence; it wasn’t beating up an immobilized prisoner. It was May removing a weapon. She could have killed him. She didn’t. She used the necessary force to render him harmless. (I’m not gonna say everything she does in this fight is strictly necessary, but a) he’s actively trying to hurt/kill her, and b) she has good reason to be angry with him, not just the personal betrayal but also the fact that he’s tried to kill and, for all she knows at this point, actually killed her friends.)

I think AOS has done a good job, with Ward, of dissecting and subverting the redeemable-woobie-villain trope. I definitely don’t think it’s impossible that they have an eventual redemption arc in mind for him, and whether I’m on board for that depends on how it’s done, I guess. But at this point they’ve made him nasty in a particular kind of way — he trades on his pretty-white-boy good looks and charm to manipulate, use, and disrespect others, especially women. He’s not a genocidal villain of the Loki type, whose crimes and betrayals are so large-scale that they’re outside the scope of what we can imagine encountering in our lives. Ward is a petty kind of evil — a manipulator and harrasser, a traitor who betrays not because he believes in a greater ideology, but because he’s too weak-willed and selfish not to. And the characters recognize it. For all I know the show will do a complete 180 and give us a non-subverted woobie!Ward next season (PLEASE NO) but at this point, at least, they seem to be very consciously aware of how they’re presenting him.

(Source: causeallkindsoftrouble)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Audience Participation: Fic-Writing Edition

cosmictuesdays:

Taken from someone else on another network, deemed too good not to use.

Ask me a question about one of my fics or series. It can be absolutely anything in any project and I will tell you the honest-to-goodness answer (even on the progress/plans for next chapters of current series).

Don’t hold back. Whatever you ask, I’ll answer as truthfully and as completely as possible. You can also ask about my writing as a whole, if you like.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
dorkly:

Falcon is the New Captain America
Sam Wilson has big shoes to fill. Big red calf-high leather shoes.
To read more, click here!

dorkly:

Falcon is the New Captain America

Sam Wilson has big shoes to fill. Big red calf-high leather shoes.

To read more, click here!

glaad:

We’ll miss you, Elaine.

I’ll drink to that.

glaad:

We’ll miss you, Elaine.

I’ll drink to that.