zeldathemes
Something borrowed, something blue.
Assorted geekery, history, and bibliomania.

secretlystephaniebrown:

the only way that I’d really want to see an Ant-Man movie

  • it’s actually about Cassie
  • Cassie has sleepovers with Kate Bishop and they talk about their loser dad’s all the time and Clint and Scott kind of try to protest but they know it’s true
  • one day America Chavez shows up and she joins in and Scott just ends up babysitting all three girls
  • then one day Wanda shows up with the twins and she drops them down and says she’s gotta go, the world needs saving and Clint said Scott’s place was safe so does he just mind looking after them for a few minutes the lighting and speed are normal she promises
  • Skrul!Skye comes over one day and she has her little cousin Teddy with her and she says that he needs to socialize with other kids with powers so…
  • Faith Bradley shows up and drops of Eli and Scott is like NO MORE CHILDREN I’M A CRIMINAL NOT A BABYSITTER
  • and then the X Men drop David off and the children all stare at Scott and Scott scares at the children and he’s just like
  • I should have stuck with heists 
  • basically I just want a Young Avengers movie
  • Scott can be a babysitter
  • and no one dies ever
  #YES    #who can i sell my soul to to make this happen?    #cassie lang    #young avengers  
tolkiennaite111:

Neverwhere Cover for an inking assignment. This is for the BBC Radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, featuring:
James MacAvoy as Richard
Natalie Dormer as Door
David Harewood as the Marquis
Sophie Okonedo as Hunter

tolkiennaite111:

Neverwhere Cover for an inking assignment. This is for the BBC Radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, featuring:

James MacAvoy as Richard

Natalie Dormer as Door

David Harewood as the Marquis

Sophie Okonedo as Hunter

  #neverwhere  
I’ve always wanted not to give a fuck. While crying helplessly into my pillow for no good reason, I would often fantasize that maybe someday I could be one of those stoic badasses whose emotions are mostly comprised of rock music and not being afraid of things.
Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half (via quoted-books)
  #consciousness plus life  

petercapealdi:

marvel + ladies

  #marvel  

valdsbejakande:

A moment of silence for Claude Royer, the wine merchant who sold 200 liters of aged wine to René-François Dumas on 9 Thermidor. On credit. 

  #thermidor    #french revolution  

I grabbed this translation of Saint-Just’s speech from my copy of J.B. Morton’s Saint-Just and made it into a downloadable pdf. Enjoy! as much as one can enjoy 9 Thermidor that is

  #french revolution    #thermidor    #useful stuff  

FAKE TV SHOW MEME : 1946⋙ starring peggy carter & natasha romanova for (aladyfish)

in the wake of wwii, peggy carter’s life remains restless, the lethal encounter years before with a young natasha romanova failing to ease her mind. in 1946 she again meets her former rival on the streets of brooklyn, who now has broken her ties with the soviet union. agreeing to a proposition made by peggy, natasha joins s.h.i.e.l.d.. they’re a force to be reckoned with.

FAKE TV SHOW MEME : 1946⋙ starring peggy carter & natasha romanova for (aladyfish)

in the wake of wwii, peggy carter’s life remains restless, the lethal encounter years before with a young natasha romanova failing to ease her mind. in 1946 she again meets her former rival on the streets of brooklyn, who now has broken her ties with the soviet union. agreeing to a proposition made by peggy, natasha joins s.h.i.e.l.d.. they’re a force to be reckoned with.

  #peggy carter    #black widow    #marvel  
So they always put a girl character in movies for someone to fall in love with?

my 7 year old son (astutely calling attention to the lack of female leads in action and adventure films).

While watching Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz flirt in POTC On Stranger Tides my son asked me “Why is there always romance in every movie?” He had asked the same question last week when we watched Kirsten Dunst and Toby Maguire have their memorable moment in the rain in Spiderman. He’s 7 and not a fan of kissing scenes. I try to explain that many people, especially adults, enjoy romance so it’s a popular thing in movies.

He responds with “So they always put a girl character in for someone to fall in love with?” And I am floored, because I realize the message Hollywood has sent my child is that you only need to include one female character - and it’s not so she can be the hero. If a 7 year old boy can recognize that women in action films are nothing but a plot device it is time for the film industry to admit they have a problem.

(via dederants)

I think I’ve had this conversation with my sons, although less obvious than this one. Which is why this one made me do a double take and remember that it’s been discussed in our house, too. Huh. 

(via kanthara)

Don’t underestimate what kids will notice.

My youngest will tell absolutely everyone how unfair it is that Black Widow doesn’t have her own movie, and that you can’t get an action figure of Maria Hill. He hasn’t seen all of the MCU, he doesn’t own all the action figures - but he’s noticed.

(via wingedkiare)

Boys notice, so do girls. And then it becomes normal and we have to UNLEARN IT. Not normalizing it in the first place is a lot easier.

(via carnivaloftherandom)

doctordistress:

Evil paperwork.

doctordistress:

Evil paperwork.

  #doctor who  
The story [of Thermidor] is difficult to reconstruct, for all parties hid their operations in mystery, and the Thermidorians, as the revolutionists who overthrew Robespierre are called, either destroyed or disfigured evidence for political reasons…So, after Thermidor, men who worked with Robespierre and agreed with him vociferously declared, to protect themselves, that they had always been his enemies, that they had secretly opposed his…projects, or that, in their patriotic innocence, they had been his dupes. Their account of men and events before Thermidor deserves no more belief than what…Jacobin orators [said] about Louis XVI.
R.R Palmer, The Twelve Who Ruled (via bunniesandbeheadings)
  #french revolution    #thermidor