Grant (Ashley) 21, dfab agender, they/them/theirs
  • sounds-from-all-around:

    The Dubliners - Rocky Road to Dublin

    (via penthesileas)

  • lady-nyms:

    WtNV - Opening + Closing Lines - Glow Cloud

    Proverb: Men are from Mars; women are from Venus; Earth is a hallucination; podcasts are dreams.

    (Source: ladienymsmoved, via transmutes)

  • ink-phoenix:

    bonesbuckleup:

    topunk4you:

    bonesbuckleup:

    topunk4you:

    wiselizard:

    Alexander Pierce + healthy villainous emotions

     #I KNOW IF TUMBLR COULD IT WOULD GIVE ME NEGATIVE NOTES FOR THIS POST BECAUSE EVERYONE HATES THIS GUY SO MUCH #BUT IDK HE’S MARVELLOUS DEFINITELY THE BEST MARVEL VILLAIN YET #REALLY SHITSCARY #NO PATHOS OR BROKEN PSYCHE LIKE RONAN OR MALEKITH #NO DADDY ISSUES OR JEALOUSY OR A FACE THAT COMES OFF??? #A COLD MIND COMPLETELY IN THE GAME #LIKE IN THE THIRD GIF #THAT’S HOW YOU REACT TO AN UNEXPECTED MOVE ON THE CHESSBOARD #BUT IT’S OKAY #HE’S A MANAGER HE’S GONNA MANAGE IT HE’S GOT HIS MBA #HE KNOWS HOW THIS WORLD WORKS BECAUSE HE SHAPED IT AND YOU CAN’T OUTPLAY HIM #UNLESS YOU GIVE HIM LEAD POISONING #FROM YOUR GUN TO HIS CHEST #THAT WASN’T IT HIS MBA PROGRAM #HAHAH

    And here I thought we could go without romanticizing one more white male villain smh

    I would argue there is a difference between acknowledging that a character is a fantastic, multifaceted villain and romanticizing them.

    Pierce is cold. He is calculating. He knows how to manipulate people into doing what he wants. He’s not afraid to use pawns and sacrifice them accordingly. God, he is an awful person. A terrible one. He’s an abuser and unapologetic and willing to take out millions of people for his vision, however fucked up that vision is, of the greater good.

    Recognizing that he is one of the most terrifying villains that marvel has rolled out with does not equal romanticizing him. He’s the kind of evil that creeps up without you noticing and by the time you do it’s too late. He’s smiling as he stabs you in the back. Pierce is important because he’s the bad guy who can actually exist in the world today. There aren’t people building giant robots, there aren’t Norse gods or nazis peeling their faces off. What there are in this world are politicians in positions of power who abuse that power and nothing is more dangerous than that.

    Those tags are great because if you go against Pierce in a battle of wits you WILL NOT WIN. Plain and simple. Literally the only way to stop him was pure force.

    TLDR - pierce is a despicable human being but recognizing why and how he is an excellent villain for this day and age does not equal romanticizing him.

    I actually just used the wrong word, I meant glorifying not romanticizing

    I’d still argue though that he’s not being glorified? Everything within the post is canon.

    I think everything you need to know about Pierce is in the line “the man turned down a Nobel Peace Prize.” He had literally everyone so fooled that not even NICK FURY suspected him until far too late. I’m not trying to put Pierce on a pedestal or anything like that, but he was winning at a game that no one else even knew they were playing.

    Like I hate Pierce. I HATE him. Like I said, he is an abuser and a terrorist and a terrible person. But Talking about his effectiveness as a villain in context of a movie still doesn’t equal glorifying him.

    For a villain to be effective, they must be the hero of their own story. 

    THAT’s what makes a good villain. THAT’s what makes a villain terrifying. THAT’s what makes Pierce terrifying. Because Pierce is the best villain Marvel has given us because he is real. He’s in congress; he’s leading our troops; he’s in the Senate; he’s sitting in the UN; he’s at the head of a multi-billion dollar corporation and he’s drafting laws and hey, did we forget that we already have a project insight? Because what’s the difference between the helicarriers and drones?

    What makes CA: TWS such an amazing piece of storytelling is that it is absolutely a sociopolitical thriller disguised as a superhero movie. And if Pierce wasn’t the cold, smart, dispassionate, well-spoken, insidious bastard that he is, he wouldn’t be nowhere as effective. Even after Steve gives his passionate speech at the Triskelion, even when the World Security Council turns against him, Pierce still thinks he can win by spinning things his way. He absolutely believes he’s doing this for the greater good. No villain worth his screen time ever looks at the things they do and thinks ‘ah yes I am such a terrible person, doing these evil, awful and morally wrong things.’ Every single villain must absolutely think they are absolutely in the right, and the hero is their villain. Or they become stereotypes and caricatures. 

    Discussing the type of villain Pierce is has nothing to do with glorifying him or romanticizing him. It has everything to do with recognizing the Russos’ clever, brilliant writing, which shows us that real, true evil doesn’t need to have a red skull or an army of chitauri. Real evil exists, we are steeped in it, and we don’t even fucking know it until it’s too late.

    (via sgtbarnes)

  • Ichabod Crane vs. The 21st Century

    (Source: a-v-studies, via sgtbarnes)

  • voodooling:

    Steve and Bucky learn about parkouring from the internet and they have a parkour competition and then a video of them parkouring goes viral because Steve tries to one up Bucky and he shouts out PARKOUR before trying to jump somewhere ridiculously far and he just falls on his ass and fails spectacularly and you just see Bucky crying from laughter and shouting ‘god bless america’

    (via bluandorange)

  • gonnagetcaged:

    "what can you do with an art history degree???"

    image

    this

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  • Anonymous
    frankenstein's monster, mutant spider, mummy

    frankenstein’s monster:when you fall apart, what pulls you back together? : lots of tea, oversized sweaters, naps and crying. And lately since that hasn’t been working, drawing flower gore.

    mutant spider:what is one of your biggest fears?: Drowning, getting trapped in a submarine, strokes

    mummy:would you like to ever have children? why or why not?: I really do, I think. I would have to be really financially and emotionally stable though so it wouldn’t be for a while. The thought really scares me because I don’t want to continue the cycle of crappy family shit, but I adore kids. I really do, I’m very much like my dad that way.

  • asheathes:

    WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: SCANDINAVIA

    Formed shortly after the Kalmar Union in protest against Durmstrang’s growing acceptance of the Dark Arts, the Scandinavian Academy for Sorcery Studies is situated in an undetectable location in Hinnøya for students predominantly from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (and occasionally Finland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands on account of their historical associations with the region) whose parents preferred for them to be educated in a more sympathetic environment. There is a large heated bubble on the outskirts of campus created for astronomy studies (by far the most popular academic stream at the school) where students can observe the night sky with an unobstructed view. A particular branch of divination correlating to celestial patterns and the movement of stars is studied intensively, and students occupy a large portion of their time speculating various outcomes of the alignment of stars and planets (overheard in the halls: “If Venus and Jupiter had been two degrees closer, I guarantee you I would have found that rogue troll already. The planets have not been helpful lately.”).

    (via sonataofhealing)

  • monster mashing questions

    • ghost: what would you like on your tombstone?
    • dracula: are you afraid of aging? or death?
    • nosferatu: what, as a child, did you imagine went bump in the night?
    • creature from the black lagoon: what's your favorite place to go for a break? (eg vacation spot or comforting place, book, etc)
    • godzilla: what do you do when you are angry? are you ever destructive?
    • frankenstein's monster: when you fall apart, what pulls you back together?
    • the blob: do you collect anything? if so, what & why?
    • zombie: when was the last time you trusted your gut? was it successful?
    • mothra: what is something dangerous that attracts or fascinates you?
    • king kong: what are some questionable choices you've made lately?
    • alien: what is your strangest feature?
    • 50 ft woman: what is your most prominent strength?
    • witch: if you could magically change anything about yourself right now, what would it be and why?
    • cthulhu: do you like the ocean? why or why not?
    • nessie: have you ever felt invisible to people -- the feeling of not existing?
    • mutant spider: what is one of your biggest fears?
    • werewolf: if you could change into any nonhuman animal and back at will, what animal would you change into and why?
    • freddy kreuger: what is one of your worst nightmares?
    • jason voorhees: do you feel you are laughed at often? do you laugh at other people? if so, in what situations?
    • golem: if you could make up an imaginary friend, what would they be like and why?
    • leprechaun: what is your "pot of gold" (or white whale, if you'd rather)
    • sharktopus: what is something you've done that was ridiculous or a bad decision?
    • mummy: would you like to ever have children? why or why not?
    • robot: what is a habit you do without thinking?
    • This is the kind of ask I can get behind. Ask me stuff, cause I'm lonely and feeling bad for myself, and thinking about running and then having whiskey alone, which is my fate for the rest of my life.