who is on your team, captain?

#completely convinced marvel just finds the actual characters to play their parts

Marvel’s casting department cannot be beat. Literally all of the actors are their characters.

Sarah Halley Finn, casting director for Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Agents of SHIELD, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, and every single Marvel one-shot. All hail the queen. 



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true friendship is willfully making someone’s emotional devastation over fictional characters worse

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The results of my junior thesis show that, in the traditional family setting, the mother is the primary agent of gender socialization. The doctrines of oppression are internalized by the oppressed and transmitted to the next generation. However, this also means that the capacity for change lies within the mother. Ladies, we need to resist, and we need to resist now, so that our daughters won’t grow up thinking the way that so many of the young women of our generation do. Babae, bata, bayan, tuloy ang laban!



Whalers and Squeaker 1/?

Here’s the first set, I’m making more of these later. Also, I included the first here as well because it was cut into two pieces in the previous post so here’s the whole version.

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Get Yer Kicks by Marcus J. Ranum

Model: Jazmine


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More Improvements: Female Characters


I know I’ve been on a rant lately with all these things you should be aware of in your writing, new ideas you should think of, etc. etc. WELL TOO BAD, PRINCESS(ES). YOU’RE GETTING ANOTHER ONE.

  • Rebel Without A Cause. All these female villains have this horrid back story in which they were injured in some way so they rose against their oppressor and now they’re evil, blah, blah, blah, never going back, etc. You don’t need to justify her bad behavior. Let her be a bitch. Let her revel in the bitch. Let her make a nest out of bitch blankets and use it to snuggle up near the pyre of her burning enemies. Women don’t need sob stories to be bad!
  • Irredeemable girls. Related to the above point. Female villains - or, rather, sidekicks, because few women get to be the power behind the throne - are evil until the male hero and his majestic manliness come parading before him. Then they can’t resist his manly charms and immediately betray the villain for a heroic redemption. Please stop. Women can see their evil schemes through.
  • Girl friends. We need more girlfriends, but this is specifically about girl friends. As in, two women who are friends with each other. Who talk to each other. Who really, really care about each other. While I’m on the subject, we need more female bonds period. Aunts and nieces. Mothers and daughters. Friends. Coworkers. More women interacting with each other on a daily basis.
  • Non-sexy villain girls. I really hate going to movies where a woman is the villain because I’m just waiting for the moment when the lady saunters up in her skimpy little leather outfit and speaks in a bedroom voice. Ugh. Let women be evil without needing to be seductive, because evil should not equal slut. It’s even worse when the hero’s girlfriend is virginal and righteous, because then you have the comparison (good = virgin, bad = slut). 
  • Female violence. How many movies have you seen where a woman hits a man? Mmm, many, I bet. What does the man do? He usually laughs it off and says something like, “I like her (spunk/spirit).” Sometimes she hits the hero for stupid behavior, but they get together anyway. How many movies have you seen where a man hits a woman? The soundtrack usually goes silent and the filmmakers give you a chance to express outrage. This is good because abuse is bad and should be treated seriously. The trivialization of women’s violence against men is bad because, guess what, women can be abusers, too. Again, abuse is bad and should be treated seriously. When you trivialize female abuse, you trivialize the problems of thousands of men who have been abused by women. Not to mention it implies violence by women is ultimately ineffectual and the only “real” violence can be laid down by men.
  • No refrigerator girls. Stop killing women for the sake of motivating your men. It’s cliche and disrespectful to women - treating them as motivations instead of people. There’s a reason this trope is also called “The Disposable Girlfriend”. 
  • Self-made girls. Hooray, female leads in diversified careers! Now, how many of them chose that career because of their family members? How many of them have family working in the organization that may have helped their rise? It’s a shockingly large amount. For some reason, women in fiction seem to pursue careers similar to that of their fathers. I propose we write more professional women who clawed their way to the top with their own tears and sweat and blood instead of hanging on to Daddy’s coattails. 
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"Are you scared?”
"Completely and out of my mind, ma’am."

X-Men #13 by Brian Wood & Clay Mann



Yes. Very yes. All the yes :)

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do your old fandoms ever just come back to you, and you remember how much you love one character, and your just like “I forgot about you for a while but I’m back and I love you too my beautiful baby.”

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i want pacific rim to be our generations star wars and by that i mean i want six trillion expanded universe novels about everybody that appeared on screen i want graphic novel spin offs and in thirty years i want to be able to complain about the remake

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