“I shouldn’t be the superhero’s girlfriend. I should be the superhero.”
HE BROUGHT IT ON HIMSELF
I actually found this pretty depressing because when Happy asks her if she’s boxed before, she looks so proud of herself when she says she has, and then he just kind of demeans her response by suggesting that she wasn’t a real boxer, and you see her face just drop.
Natasha Romanoff: professional to an extent.
She’s professional the whole way through — Happy is the one who isn’t just stupefyingly unprofessional but vicious in his attempt to punch her when her back was turned.
Literally. He tried to punch a woman he’d just met, before she’d gotten any gloves, before he’d explained anything else to her. Fuck anybody who thinks that Natasha’s treatment of him (which is so obviously instinct and training, not a desire to humiliate him, unlike his violence toward her) is unprofessional.
Awesome summer things include going to folk festivals, dancing like mad, and catching the sunglasses of the lead singer of your new favourite band.
Ben Whishaw reading “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. I’ve never heard the strange, tender, spooky heart of it quite so clearly.
(My audio edit from the Poetica podcast, “Tides.”)
A lot of men are cool with/identify with liberal ‘sex-positive’ feminism. Almost all men are terrified of radical feminism. What does that tell you?
Liberal feminism is about women’s individual ‘empowerment’ and ‘choice’ no matter what that choice is (as if choice…
Perpetually Ensure I’m Not Ending the World: A Fanmix for “Designations Congruent with Things" by cleanwhiteroom.
I’ve been working out my intense feelings for DCWT via a bit of fanmixing and some melancholy indie pop, focusing on the K-Science boys, of course, but also highlighting cleanwhiteroom’s superb take on Dr. Caitlin Lightcap. Track listing and associated quotations below the cut. Listen at 8tracks.
My HEART. Here is yet another thematically fabulous playlist with associated pieces of text (I love it when you guys do this, I really do). I clearly need to stop declaring ‘favorites’ because I always find something unique about every playlist, probably because I love the entire concept of playlist creation so much. Anyway, I literally do not know if it’s my mood or what but THIS one. It just gets me, people. Like, right in coronary arteries. Excellence-induced vasospasm.
I feel like this playlist is a particularly great Newt/Hermann mix. Ugh, god, as you guys know, All Right tackles me every time, apparently. Other people must feel this way as well because it’s showing up on a lot of lists and it’s fast becoming one of my favorite Newt songs. Prosthetic Love and My City of Ruins and Video Games and Alien like you and Like Real People Do and Not with Haste all GET ME in this way, and by ‘get me’ I do not mean they understand me, I mean they lay in wait, spring out of the darkness, and successfully attack me. But those selections? Those are not even what really gets me about this playlist. Oh no. No no no. It’s the back to back combo of Fisherman’s Daughter and By and By, specifically chosen for Caitlin Lightcap. I have a lot of (not so) secret Caitlin Lightcap feelings and this, to my knowledge (I could be so so wrong about this, Charming Follower), is the first playlist with some Lightcap-themed songs. Flawless mix.
That was the summer of 1963 - when everybody called me Baby, and it didn’t occur to me to mind. That was before President Kennedy was shot, before the Beatles came, when I couldn’t wait to join the Peace Corps, and I thought I’d never find a guy as great as my dad. That was the summer we went to Kellerman’s.
get to know me meme — [1/5] favorite movies: hoje eu quero voltar sozinho (2014)
We have to say the things we feel. We can’t keep it inside.
Talking about my dissertation with my parents
- DAD: as long as your dissertation isn't about Supernatural nuns
- MUM, from the other room: Ooooh like Orphan Black!