A place for things I've found or want to remember. Mostly reblogs of creative oriented thoughts, processing social dynamics (all the -isms!), fandoms, and visually interesting things. If you find it lovely, I'm glad.
straight boys think girls can’t take compliments, and that’s ridiculous cause i’ve seen so many girls compliment each other, i’ve seen conversations & friendships blossom from girls complimenting each other in line, on the street, at school waiting for the bys, pretty much anywhere.
the problem is straight boys think sexual harassment & assault are compliments.
hello this is a text post in support of bucky barnes: accidental hipster, who wears steve’s huge plaid button-downs over natasha’s too-tight jeans and a pair of old doc martens sam was going to donate to goodwill, because those are the clothes that are around and who gives a shit?…
This is an INCREDIBLE Natasha vid (SO WELL EDITED, SUCH AN AWESOME SONG). I found it from this post, which adds:
One idea that surfaced in reviews of last summer’s Avengers movie time and time again was the suggestion that Scarlett Johansson’s character, Black Widow, was a token female addition to the team. Many reviews scorned her catsuit-like costume (as if Captain America wasn’t wearing virtually the same outfit, albeit with a more patriotic color scheme). In the Bullpen kicks this opinion in the teeth, smartly illuminating all the ways in which Black Widow was actually one of the most significant characters in the film.
This popular misinterpretation of the Black Widow is oddly relevant to her role within the movie, as much of her strength comes from other characters underestimating her skills as a spy and strategist. In her notes for “In the Bullpen,” fanvid artist genusshrike writes:
“I didn’t just want to show her action scenes in this vid; I wanted to show her interrogation skills; the way she helped to bring the team together; how she was the one with the presence of mind to shut down the portal… After I’d made it, I found out there were people who hadn’t seen Natasha’s contributions to the story.
‘The famous Black Widow, and she turns out to be simply another pretty face,’ says the mob boss in the movie. Turns out some people took that seriously–even though it’s made quite clear that Natasha’s been the one in control. Even when they’re shown the consequences of underestimating her.”
"Alfons Maria Mucha (Ivančice, 24 July 1860 – Prague, 14 July 1939), often known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, and designs."
“It occurred to Dr. Lecter in the moment that with all his knowledge and intrusion, he could never entirely predict her, or own her at all. He could feed the caterpillar, he could whisper through the chrysalis; what hatched out followed its own nature and was beyond him. He wondered if she had the .45 on her leg beneath the gown.”
“Men are very passionate about justifying sexual violence against women. To say sex is a ‘human right’ leaves out a woman’s right to be free from violence. That would be the true definition of human rights.”