I highly recommend giving up music snobbery. It makes life 1000% more fun.
Luke McKinney, 5 Superheroes Who Should’ve Gotten Movies Before Ant-Man
I want to break this one down because I’ve seen a lot of “reasons I don’t want a Black Widow movie” posts, and they all curdle the same way. It is okay if you don’t like Natasha Romanov, and wouldn’t go see a movie about her, I will not be coming to your door to sell you tickets like Girl Scout cookies. It’s alright, really, that you don’t like spy films, that you find them uninteresting. In a shocking twist, Hollywood produces dozens of movies I find boring every year. Sometimes they’re even about superheroes. I will survive this.
But the thing about repeating these “Black Widow isn’t interesting, she’s a supporting character, she doesn’t have powers” syllables like a mantra is that you’re not trying to convince yourself, are you: you’re trying to convince the people who do want this film. Or if not convince them, dismiss them. It gets more obvious when the train derails into “Marvel has so many other women characters that are way cooler” like, obviously, people who like Natasha are just ignorant, of those actual good superheroines, of comics in general. As though wanting a BW film creates a crusade against the better female characters, and not comments like these. “The only reason she’s popular is because of the movies,” like fans of those movies don’t know what they want to see in them. They’ve been brainwashed, somehow, into caring about a character the films want you to care about: a ruse true fans, objective fans, can see through and avoid.
The problem is that so many of these arguments against a Black Widow movie become arguments against Black Widow fans. I have no idea why and how people find some characters so fascinating, but I take them at their word when they say that they do. Because when you question fans’ ability to want things because they don’t want the same things, that is when you begin outputting a personality error report.
hey instead of bullying straight/white/cis people because “they havent been oppressed” how about we dONT PICK ON ANYBODY AT ALL??????H OW ABOUT WE????FUCKING PRACTICE WHAT WE PREACH AND BE NICE TO INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVENT DONE ANYTHING TO HURT US BESIDES EXIST??????????
***things white people say***
***im not a white person***
**Things decent fucking human beings say**
"he set out to prove a point about how easy women have it"
Okay. But let’s talk about Thor for a second. Thor does not get enough love and (Loki forgive me) he is honestly one of the best fucking characters Marvel has. And it’s shown so simply and so beautifully right here. He is so fucking chill about everything. Obviously, he doesn’t live in space, he lives in Asgard. But he knows everyone thinks he’s kinda like an alien, and he just goes along with it because why not? These humans are funny in their lack of understanding, but it’s an endearing kind of funny. Just like in the first movie, where Darcy tells him to smile so she can take a picture of him and he has no fucking clue what she’s doing or what a phone is and it could kill him for all he knows but he just fucking smiles and keeps eating his delicious pancakes because he’s just so chill like that. And if you look at his face in the first gif, it’s very serious and concentrated but the moment Darcy starts talking to him he loosens up and is like “Muscles? Ah, yes I suppose I am quite muscular. Oh, she’s inquiring about Asgard. But she called it space. She seems confused as to my origins, but it’s not of import. I like space, that’s a good name. I shall call it space too.”
And that little head nod he does back to her in the last gif. I’m dead. Deceased. Murdered from Thor cuteness.
He’s just.. ugh, Thor doesn’t get enough appreciation. There are so many little things he does that go ignored but no more. His complete adorableness will be appreciated.
Don’t ever try to play that “I have it worse than you do” game with people. Don’t ever try to minimize someone else’s problems or invalidate their feelings just because you or someone else may have it worse. To imply that their problems “aren’t that bad” or their feelings are “irrational” is very insulting and unnecessarily rude. That’s an insensitive, inconsiderate and horrible thing to do to someone. Don’t be that jackass.
hey girls friendly reminder that if another girl is being mean to you, avoid calling her a bitch, slut, or whore, because it’s likely there will be dudebros nearby and if you say that they might think it’s ok to say that to other women. Call her “motherfucking shithead” or “cranberry fucknut” or something that’s genderneutral. If we wanna change we gotta start somewhere
I STILL LOVE YOU ALL AND I ALWAYS WILL IM SORRY THAT IM SO BAD AT KEEPING TOUCH WITH YOU GUYS
please be kind to retail employees this holiday season
that guy who’s sold out of the ps4 doesn’t need you making a scene- chances are you’re the fifth person to yell at him today
if nothing else, give your respect to people this Christmas. It could mean a world of difference to the people that don’t get paid enough to deal with the harassment I’ve seen
I’m just gonna add on to this.
I think it’s sad that we have to use Christmas as an excuse to be respectful toward people. Minimum wage workers deserve respect ALL YEAR ROUND.
Things people don’t get to choose:
- Sexual Orientation
- Gender Identity
- Mental Illnesses
Things people do get to choose
- To be an ignorant bitch-faced asshole to people because of things they have no control over
if someone is showing off their tattoo and it’s fresh and they’re happy about it do not fucking make fun of it i don’t care how pretentious or typical or pseudo-artsy you think it is if another human being shelled out a large sum of money to have something permanently etched onto their body and they are happy and proud of it do not fucking try to make them feel bad about it especially if it was a really big tattoo. holy shit.