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theladymonsters:

magesmagesmages:

sounds-simple-right:

badscienceshenanigans:

kbdownie:

thegingermullet:

Did they ever reveal how Captain America was thawed? Because I’m picturing a bunch of Shield agents with hair dryers and I don’t think that’s quite right.

I don’t think they’d want to microwave him so hair dryer is really the only remaining option. That’s how I’d do it.

theladymonsters:

magesmagesmages:

sounds-simple-right:

badscienceshenanigans:

kbdownie:

thegingermullet:

Did they ever reveal how Captain America was thawed? Because I’m picturing a bunch of Shield agents with hair dryers and I don’t think that’s quite right.

I don’t think they’d want to microwave him so hair dryer is really the only remaining option. That’s how I’d do it.
mylifeaspeach:

trustmytantrums:

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHERE THIS IS FROM

Romania.

mylifeaspeach:

trustmytantrums:

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHERE THIS IS FROM

Romania.

twentyghosts:

itgrabsanddevours:

Anybody up for some Hundred Acre Wood Breaking Bad style? HELLA?!?!?

Credit goes to saulpinkmans for giving me the awesome idea- saulpinkmans did a Mike/ Eeyore comparison and I went from there…

Oh my GOD *_* This is so perfect!

Chris Evans’ mom said his character in The Losers (Jake Jensen) is the most like Chris in real life.

Regarding Trystane being cast as Doran's "son and heir": I know you've mentioned that we need to be prepared for a lot of cuts for Feast/Dance. D&D know how it all ends, so they know what to cut. I love Arianne and Quentyn, but I honestly can't think of a reason that they are absolutely necessary to the overall story. I can't think of anything they've done that can't be shifted to another character on screen. It's been a while since I read Feast/Dance, so what are your thoughts on this?

boiledleather:

onionjulius:

boiledleather:

IDK man, IDK. I mean, with regards to Trystane being written up as Doran’s “son and heir” (of a shyness that is criminally vulgar), PR is not canon, so there’s that. And Arianne could still come later, so there’s that too — keep in mind Doran wasn’t listed on the original casting sheet either.

So. I suppose you’re right that Arianne could be excised without doing much violence to the story, but I think that’s way less true of her than it is of Quentyn, the Vito Spatafore of Game of Thrones. If you cut Arianne you needs must make up a whole lot of Dornish stuff to replace it, presumably by beefing up Myrcella. As a substitution, that’s not exactly the disaster it’s being made out to be, I guess? I dunno, it’s a bummer, even though I think Arianne’s awesomeness has been greatly exaggerated in terms of presenting her as some kind of role model. Cool character, not so cool a role model. IDK, IDK.

This is not, in any way, a way I like to interact with art, I can tell you that much. I want to talk about a show, not an idea of a show months before the show airs.

Her being a role model is utterly immaterial. I would bet real money that pretty much nobody thinks very much in terms of how good a role model Jon Snow or Robb Stark are, people are allowed to find them strong, badass, awesome, admirable, etc, without vetting them for every possible angle of criticism first. Arianne is no political genius, but she’s confident, passionate, shows initiative, understands many flaws of Westerosi patriarchy and can criticise it without hating other women like Cersei does, and is also caring and capable of learning. Honestly that probably relates more to most audience members’ lives than whether or not she can successfully pull off political coups, something that has just about zero relevance to most people. She has flaws, sure, she’s rash and she is insecure and allows her insecurity to drive her to do rash things. She got in over her head, but she obviously has a good heart. People can find her awesome without having to justify it by proving she’s a role model. I don’t think we seriously have to be concerned that the female youth of America are recklessly endangering the lives of stupidly chivalrous guys and calling it Feminism. There’s plenty else, like her sex positivity, assertiveness, and sense of sisterhood.

"People can find her awesome without having to justify it by proving she’s a role model." It seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle that that’s exactly the point I was making. 

I've kind of come around to your viewpoint. D&D are being envisioned as some kind of boogeymen that have absolute control over the show. I'm sure they have a whole slew of notes that they have to slog through. They may not be blameless, but they probably deserve at least a little credit. Right?

boiledleather:

Well, yeah, for sure. That’s how it works for everyone except, as best I can tell, David Chase. But it’s not just that every aspect of the show with which readers and viewers disagree is personified in them, it’s that there’s a subsequent drive to characterize their supposed choices with minimum good faith, and attack them with maximum rhetorical force. And it’s not as if Benioff and Weiss are alone in being lambasted this way — I just saw a post with tags that referred to George R.R. Martin as “GERM” and called him “a moldy ball of oatmeal” for “cosigning” “D&D and their Sexy Violent White People Show.” (Sorry, Alexander Siddig!)

Readers of this blog know how important I think it is to take art seriously, to treat it as capable of addressing major societal issues and to demand its treatment of those issues be commensurate with their importance. (There’s much more to great art than that, but that’s part of a lot of great art.) But didacticism that devolves into an attempt to divorce art from artist isn’t serious. When you get to that point, you’re demonizing creators and deifying characters, as if fandom for the latter could exist independent of the former. Of course, in some cases it does — more human beings know the name “Agent Coulson” than “Jack Kirby,” I guarantee you. When fandom becomes more about bending art to fit your headspace instead of meeting an artist and her artwork in that glorious, ineffable three-circle venn diagram that is Art, it’s not something I’m all that interested in anymore. 

allhailthehutch:

me right now

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Mockingjay Trailer

I get that we are frustrated about having to wait to watch this thing but some of these posts are getting ridiculous. Specifically those that claim Lionsgate/Samsung/Comic-Con-goers are the Capitol and those of us sitting at home are the districts. 

Are you kidding me? (a) We have to wait two days. I think we will manage. (b) We are the Capitol. We are all the Capitol because we are all dying to see the new trailer and have the luxury of complaining about it online. Remember how the people of the districts were the ones who were starving and couldn’t relate to the Capitol’s obsession with entertainment? 

I don’t mind venting your frustration but let’s not twist the parallels Collins was trying to draw when she wrote these books. 

ninaminarominaaa:

I like how when the 2 propos/teasers came out, everyone was praising the marketing for how amazing it is.

But now that we’ve discovered that we get an official teaser trailer and that Jen, Josh and Liam aren’t there to present it at SDCC, everyone wants to attack the marketing team for being…