Peggy Carter helped found SHIELD after Steve “died”.
It was founded at the camp that Steve trained at.
On marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Agent Ward says “Someone really wanted our initials to spell SHIELD”
Peggy created and named the entire spy organization after STEVE’S SHIELD.
OH MY FREAKING GOD.
it gets better.
Peggy Carter was motivated to further acts of heroism by the death of her love interest.
In the Peggy Carter story, Steve Rodgers got Fridged.
i was watching the first avenger and wondering how Bucky knew Steve was getting his ass kicked in the back of some random alley behind a movie theatre
like does he just check alleyways whenever he’s walking down a street to see if Steve’s started another fight he can’t finish
the answer is probably yes
#we’re all on the same page re: his Batman but I submit to you that his Bruce Wayne would be out of this world #all chuckles and goofball smiles and unintentional sext selfies and tuxedos and acting sloppy drunk yet maintaining full adorableness #he’d be pulling faces and wearing Kanye shutter shades at the polo and he’d have a casual shoe collection that needed its own room #and everybody would be like ‘daawww that Bruce Wayne what an airhead but so cute right? did you hear he bought lunch for like 8 paparazzos who were waiting for him outside his fave restaurant?’ #and he’d just be this big goofy pouty celeb built like a brick shithouse #meanwhile #he’s working out on the parallel bars in the batcave - face like thunder and the righteous fury of all time
Oh, Elsa. What are we going to do with you.
Frozen is purportedly set in the 1830’s-40’s, but I’ve been obsessed with finding a style that could marry her coronation gown with her ice gown more seamlessly; the open robes you see during the Regency era, including those being worn by Scandinavian royalty at the time, seemed a particularly apt analog for her… weird underarm-cape. Thing. You also see her mom wearing something very similar for something like ten years, so it’s not a huge stretch to think it could be a popular look in Arendelle. THAT’S MY EXCUSE.
I initially designed this for her coronation, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to explore how that same silhouette might work with her ice gown as well. Someday, theoretically, I would love to do a more literally iced-up version of her gown, but I figured the alternate colour way would be a nice middle ground to strike.
Killin’ it as per usual. Love this.
This video might be the most clever way to raise money for dogs in need, because all you need to do is watch it.
"Just by watching these puppies, you’re raising money for dogs in need," says the narrator in the video above. "You see, if a video goes viral, YouTube shares the money they made from advertising with whoever made the video, and in this case, every dollar we earn will go toward feeding, treating and finding homes for dogs who haven’t been as lucky as us."
The video comes from The Pedigree Adoption Drive, and ends by imploring viewers to share because the more views received, the more money will be raised.
So share this video. You know, for the dogs.
↳ F → feminism & representation
"I certainly came up in an era where women were really making strides and making a point to beat down doors and find their place, and crash through the glass ceiling. And a lot of them did that believing that they had to trade on their femininity and that they had to be a man and tap into whatever they believed was a masculine trait to hang in the boys’ room, to get the "keys to the kingdom" as it were. And what’s beautiful about Jessica Pearson is that she is the next level to that when, really, feminism is about being all that you are and not having to trade one thing for another on your way up, or apologize." - Gina Torres (about her character Jessica Pearson, on Suits)
Frozen; colour palette (insp)
Nick Carraway is queer. Good bye.
Pretty sure Nick fucks a dude from that awful party at the beginning of the book. Literally the only way that scene makes sense.
So yes. Nick Carraway is totally queer.
I love readings of this book that reject the white hetero-ness that people think has to be canon.
Nick’s queer reading makes so much sense if you think about how he rejects the majority of West Egg (or whatever egg it is) but still holds Gatsby up on a pedestal. He calls everyone there selfish but thinks Gatsby (who I’ll argue is still rather selfish) represents this amazing sense of hope and perseverance.
The “Gatsby is Black” reading is so damn good and makes the entire book so much more interesting. Along with Queer!Nick, they make the book a far more enriching read.
Like, the Great Gatsby is a book about classism and the unattainability of the American Dream for the marginalized and the disillusionment of the young in the years just before the great depression.
Reading all the characters as white straight people misses a huge opportunity to explore those themes within a wider and more meaningful context.
also to add I have articles discussing the whole “Nick is queer” thing:
Talking about Gatsby possibly being black and Nick possibly being queer and all the implications and innuendos in this book that people NEVER TALK ABOUT makes me happy because honestly all of this makes this really great book even more interesting to talk about.
Like, if nothing else, Gatsby being black really makes his romance with Daisy much more interesting (And the fact that Tom, Daisy’s husband, is SUPER SUPER SUPER RACIST already.)
And if the Green Light across the bay is Gatsby’s longing for acceptance within upper class society and the unattainable fulfillment of the American dream and being with Daisy, then think of what it all represents to Nick.
Nick who stands in the back and watches Gatsby pining, who watches Gatsby failing, Nick who is the only person to go to Gatsby’s funeral. Nick, who in the wake of Gatsby’s death, reflects that what preyed on Gatsby “temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men.” Because Nick goes to West Egg to try and find himself, finds Gatsby and loses him, and then goes back out west, leaving it all behind.
The opening line of the book is Nick’s father saying that not all people have had the same privileges as Nick has had. Now, I’m not saying this to deny his sexuality but to emphasize how much the book talks about privilege and what happens when you don’t belong to the white, straight, upper class privileged group.
So Nick losing Gatsby to a world where all this unchecked privilege exists (everyone drives drunk and crashes their cars, then acts like it’s no big deal) is disheartening for him on many accounts: that racism and classism preyed on Gatsby, that this privilege destroyed the man he loved, and that he could never articulate that because the privileged are so deeply heteronormative (and I am SURE Tom Buchanan is a raging homophobe, considering he abuses women and is a huge racist).
Well, Tom is already super racist and classist. Wouldn’t be surprising to see him be homophobic as well.
But yes. Nick is so incredibly well aware of the own privilege that surrounds him and this lifestyle, and is disgusted by most of it. He is fundamentally unhappy most of the time, except when he’s around Gatsby. And then he sees Gatsby killed because he failed to fit into the broken society that he so desperately wanted to be a part of, and Nick gives up and the whole thing.
Also, just saying, page 1: “I was privy to the secret griefs of wild, unknown men. Most of the confidences were unsought-frequently I have feigned sleep, preoccupation, or a hostile levity when I realized by some unmistakable sign that an intimate revelation was quivering on the horizon; for the intimate revelations of young men, or at least the terms in which they express them, are usually plagiaristic and marred by obvious suppressions.”
There is something rather smirk worthy about Nick talking about learning the “secret griefs of wild men” with “intimate revelations” “quivering” and coupled with “obvious suppressions.” Just sayin’.
foxes are the most important animals on earth
im going to keep reblogging this until it isn’t cute anymore
Imogen Heap helps invent gloves that will “change the way we make music”
i would do anything to have these
THIS IS SO AMAZING I LOVE IMOGEN HEAP EVEN MORE
SHES SO AWESOME
These are actually in an active kickstarter right now and there’s not much time left to fund these gloves
this is rad ok
this is the greatest thing ever and i want these gloves and i’m so excited about them
Tywin was an absolute monster, the most horrifying character in the series so far. I don’t get how you can think his rule did any good for Westeros at all unless you conceive of Westeros as consisting solely of the Lannisters. He’s entirely motivated by profit, power and pride. Tywin had half of Westeros raped, murdered and burned for no reason other than to insure the continuing power of his own house. That’s not a leader; that’s a liability (the word is not nearly strong enough) to the realm.
He had entire harvests burned in Autumn leaving the people, at least the ones he left alive, to starve without stores for a long Winter. Good for Westeros? He unleashed rapers, torturers and murderers, knowing full well what they were, on the people of the Kingdom he was supposed to lead and protect. He conspired with the Freys and the Boltons, who are shits. He is bar none the worst father in the series, having raised incestuous twins, and having turned Tyrion, who was predisposed to be a nice guy, into someone bitter and hateful enough for kinslaying (a damn satisfying scene, and necessary!). He remained blind to his children’s obvious flaws (and strengths in the case of Tyrion) and refused to see Joffrey’s blatant psychopathy even when Tyrion pointed it out. He had an innocent girl gang raped because she damaged his prestige. And Kevan is a slavering little dog who went along with all this; someone’s already quoted his high opinion of Gregor and his boys and what they did in the Riverlands. And this is all off the top of my head. The current zeitgeist seems to hold a lot of unwarranted respect for “tough” leaders who are willing to do the “hard thing.” It also seems to be oblivious to the fact that the “hard thing” is always bad for the people and always for personal profit and power. Tywin’s a perfect fictional example.
Just about the worst lesson we could draw from the way Ned’s decency made him a failure in King’s Landing is to equate indecency with success. But that’s precisely the lesson lots of readers have drawn: Tywin’s a great leader, Victarion could be Azor Ahai reborn, Dany needs to let Meereen fall to the slavers because what she really should be doing is slaughtering her way westward.
The nice thing about being a reader of these books rather than a character in them is that there’s no consequence for holding the people we’re reading about to a higher (or really, to ANY) moral standard. So why don’t we do that?
The Young Wolf. He was always his father’s son.