Quinn. 26. American in China. Teacher. Blingual. Singer. Bike rider. Little Monster. Atheist. Writer. Third Waver. Honorary Porteña. Novice of Mandarin.
you know i should be top gold star level international lady cause i met my second Kazakh person in my whole life today and i did not say ‘oh, Kazakstan? you know, i lost my virginity with a guy from Kazakhstan!’ so hand over the key to the secret of life i’ve ascended
My father has chronic depression, and I am regularly scared that I will one day receive the phone call that my father has killed himself. And that I could have done something to prevent it. That’s why the news about Robin Williams got personal very quickly.
tumblr unthing the thing
Favourite Australian saying: “have a good one”. Have a good what? We’ll never tell. You’ll never know Australian secrets.
who’s gonna take the 82 hour trip down to no where land to tell these people half the english speaking world uses their apparently exclusive phrases
AU⇒ Secret Avengers
เAfter the events of Avengers: Age Of Ultron, while the world is still pulling its pieces back together again, another team-up is needed. Coming back from the shadows, ex-director Nick Fury gathers the ultimate team-up.
Mistaken as nothing more than sidekicks, Iron Patriot and The Falcon join forces with the last guy they would’ve wanted: The Winter Soldier. Back from the hiding, James “Bucky” Barnes seeks to redeem himself from the horrors he caused in past years and, along-side Agent Hill and Agent 13, takes the name again, this time as a superhero, becomes part of Marvel’s newest team.
A bunch of underrated super-people work under-cover in seemingly level-1 missios, but that really are more than that. These are the Secret Avengers.
I WOULD WATCH THE SHIT OUT OF THIS
I WOULD BUY T SHIRTS AND MERCH
I WOULD GO BROKE SUPPORTING THIS
#you know looking at this#at the team-up of ‘sidekicks’#it kind of makes it painfully obvious how far Marvel still has to go#b/c the Regular Avengers are a group of white men + ScarJo#the Secret Avengers are almost ENTIRELY men of color and women#who don’t get to be the focus of the regular movies#(also there are still no women of color to be seen?)#(correct me if I’m wrong but I believe both these actresses are white)#I would watch the shit out of this movie#and it makes me sad that Marvel probably won’t make it (anotheralexandros)
You know, Peeta’s unconventional masculinity is as relevant for traditional gender subversion in The Hunger Games as Katniss’s unconventional femininity.
It’s a bit annoying to see everyone and their mother praising Katniss for being such a unique action female hero, and then hearing those same people making fun of Peeta for being a weakling and a ‘sissy’.
Yes, Peeta paints sunsets and bakes cookies and frosts cakes. He is sometimes/usually unarmed and needs Katniss’s protection. He needs saving at several points across the story, and eventually he is captured and needs rescuing.
So what? Just as Katniss can be dextrous at archery, an assassin and a leader in combat, while retaining her kindness, humanity and selflessness, Peeta can paint, bake, and not be a traditional male action hero and still be the male lead and romantic hero of the story. He can still be sexually alluring for Katniss and capable of extremely heroic actions, while needing rescue and baking cakes.
And if you can’t see how relevant it is for this story and for a younger generation to understand that traditional and media-approved masculinity is also a social construct/imposition, as restrictive and reactionary as enforced traditional femininity can be, then the joke’s on you.