I like my relationships like I like my headphones. A tangled mess because that way they’re shorter.
Where were my women who were forced to learn that with great power comes great responsibility? Where were my awkward school girls who were just trying to graduate high school when they found they didn’t need their glasses anymore, but could lift a school bus one-handed? Where were the funny best buddies? It’s not as though we can all be Lara Croft. Yet for a long time, she was all we had: if you were a woman, you had your place, on one end of the spectrum or the other. Why, I still ask every single time the movie is on TV, is it Kick-Ass and not Hit Girl?
Then the recent Marvel films arrived. Pepper Potts came along in her business-wear and skyscraper Louboutins and was unstoppable in her rise to CEO of Stark Industries. Black Widow slunk onto the scene and showed us that we don’t need to choose between sexy and dangerous. Jane Foster, the astrophysicist genius, still blushed when confronted with Thor’s overwhelming good looks, just the way the rest of us would, while Darcy Lewis was as concerned about her iPod as she was about the faceless government organisation behind its theft.
Maria Hill reached the very top of the male-dominated SHIELD organisation, Sif is a fully-fledged goddess of war, and Peggy Carter was a sharp-shooting, red lipstick-wearing female officer at the frontline of WW2. These aren’t the cardboard cut-out women of action movies gone by. They’re more than the girlfriends or relatives or unobtainable dream girls, more than pawns for a hero’s man-pain. They’re definitely more than a gorgeous yet robot-like tomb raider with a penchant for dressing in clothes that are so often inappropriate for the weather.
They’re you, me. The boss you want to be someday, the academic your friend aspires to. The student who just wants to listen to music and have fun. The women who can do battle, run Fortune 500 companies, wield tasers and drive questionably. Girls who can show fear but fight against the bad guys anyway, who flirt just for fun. The brainwashed Russian superspy assassin. (OK, so maybe not that last one. Then again, we do all have that one friend we wonder about.)
actual angels aka flawless people that i love meme » Lupita Nyong’o
no seriously let’s lay this all out
- Sansa starts the series at eleven years old and is currently thirteen
- She is currently the successor to Winterfell, the Lady of Casterly Rock, in line for Riverrun and near to becoming the ruler of the Eyrie
- She managed to trick her abusive fiancé, who was the king into not killing someone
- She survived over a year in kings landing whilst three of her family members died and three others had to run away believed dead
- She stayed strong and polite around those who killed her family, whilst slipping in some subtle insults
- She has managed to get some of the best fighters in Westeros on her side including Jaime Lannister, Brienne of Tarth and Sandor Clegane
- All whilst remaining good and kind and compassionate
But no do keep telling us how naive and bad at the game she is
badass mermaid gangs who demand a stop to ocean pollution and warn ships about imminent storms
faeries of the forest jamming out to heavy metal in the dead of night and sighing because there are literally no band shirts in their size
wizards that travel with play groups and preform the special effects
friendly people reading ghosts’ favorite books aloud to them since they can’t always affect the living world when they want to
dragons that allow little children ride on their backs and roast marshmallows for them if they ask politely
immortal elves obsessed with medical science because human lives are already too short
Best tweets of the night
i mean it’s crazy we finish each other’s
T ͍͕H ̻͙̮̤̬̟A͍̗͖̖̫̬ ̴̹͉ͅT̴͖͈ ͍̟͜S̱ ̴̼̤͉͔̦Ẃ͖̰̠̫͇͍̘ ̴̲̬̺̳ͅͅH̫̝̼͇̜̤̥̕ ̺A͖͡ ̛̱T̡̲̫̥͓ ͓͚͙̞̣̬I̖͍̲̹̮ ͏̫̟̱̟̦̪ͅW̘̞ ̸̝͎̫A̪̠͓̜̰͙ ͉͚̬̻̕S̙̟̖͢ ̛̭͖̟̯͍̱͖G҉͚̱͍̙ ̴̼O̼̪̰͕͜ ̰̝̟̞͙N͙͔̙͞ ̭̦̻̜̳̫̩̕N̺ ̩͓A̝͎̻͡ ̹̻̘͖̜͈̱͟S̶̙͚̝̖͖ ̵̮̬Ą͔͙ ̛Y̟̭̖̱
do i have a crush on you or am i just lonely
do i like you or do i like that you like medo I like you or do I like the idea of you
do i want to be in a relationship or do i just want to prove that i’m worthy of one
are you flirting with me, or can i just not recognize when people are being nice to me
all of the above
I really want Harry Watson in Sherlock and I really want her to be played by Alex Kingston
"hello there little brother."
"I am not your little brother.”
"yes you are, you’ve got dad’s genetics, you’re shorter than I am."
I DID NOT KNOW HOW MUCH I NEEDED THIS UNTIL NOW
I think I have a gif somewhere that would do well in this post.
Ah yes that’s the one.