the hunger games aren’t amazingly unique or flawless or anything but I think katniss as a character is very important and i think the media misunderstands
we aren’t in it for the cute boys. we’re in it for katniss. thousands of young girls were introduced to an introverted, angry girl born into poverty and watched her become the savior of the world and the media doesn’t seem to understand that she, as a character, is important to girls. not who she dates, but her
I’m for protective!Bucky headcanons as much as the next person, but can we add in some Peggy? She’s at least as recklessly brave as Steve (more so if you consider the fact that she’d be easier to kill and thus has reason to be more cautious) and I just really like to think about Bucky spending most of his time during the war yelling at Steve for being a self-sacrificing idiot only to realize that Peggy and Steve are smirking and exchanging looks because they’re both totally ridiculous daredevils. (✿◠‿◠)
steve leading the way
peggy right behind reloading
bucky chasing them both cursing uselessly
#BASICALLY #I CAN IMAGINE BUCKY GETTING TO KNOW PEGGY GOES FROM ‘DANG YOU’RE HOT’ TO ‘I LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOU LIKE STEVE LIKE I DO’ #TO ‘NO WAIT WAIT YOU DON’T HAVE TO PROVE ANYTHING STEVE PUT THAT DOWN’ #’HEY PEGGY GUESS HOW MANY DOZEN SOLDIERS I HAD TO PICK OFF THE WALLS FOR YOU TO SNEAK IN BECAUSE IT WAS A LOT’ #’OH YOU TWO HAD HYDRA ON THE ROPES DID YOU THAT’S GREAT THAT’S REALLY GREAT’ (via intrikate88)
i’ve been thinking about all those posts about “we need female heroes who do girly things”/”why is the female hero always such a tomboy” and then the response posts that are like “uhhh actually we don’t really have any really masculine female heroes either” so i was trying to figure it out—what do we have, exactly?
and really what we get is women who eschew “girly” things while still managing to look like society’s ideal woman. they would never touch eyeliner (they’re too busy with Important Things), but their eyeliner is immaculate. they have a huge, varied wardrobe, but wouldn’t be caught dead actually shopping for clothes. and it reminds me of the expectation that women must be effortlessly beautiful. don’t wear makeup or you’ll seem self-absorbed—but god forbid you look like you’re not wearing makeup. it’s interesting to me, that the impossibilities imposed on female characters are the same ones imposed on real women.
#yes #yes this so very much #it’s easy to be an asshole in a world full of assholes #especially when you have/had a shit life and have/had some nasty shit happened to you #but to still be kind #not to waver #to stay who you are #is a very hard thing to do #it’s easy to love #and it’s easy to hate #but it takes strength to be gentle and kind #and this is why every single superhero in the marvel universe looks up to steve #clint said it himself #steve brings out the best out of people #when you’re around steve you want to do what’s right because of the sheer power of steve’s goodness #oh god #steve i love you so much it actually pains me please send help
And this is why I love Steve Rogers and I refuse to buy into this crap that “writing Good Guys is boring” and “let’s grim him up a bit, make him more into Grim Brooding Dark Superhero Name Here, that’ll be interesting.”
Writing Good Guys is never boring.
The ridiculous thing about Steve Rogers is that he is everything that is brave, earnest and true. And no, he’s not perfect, he’s not a saint, he’s sassy and snarky and occasionally trips face first into the Land of Adorkable. (All right, maybe not occasionally. Maybe all the flippin’ time.) But good is awesome. Good rocks. Good doesn’t mean soft and weak and boring.
Doing the Right Thing is hard and it hurts like a sumbitch at times and you’ll get crap thrown at you every which way but Steve Rogers keeps going and somehow manages to stay kind and still be this sweetheart, despite everything else that would’ve broken other people long ago.
Somehow you read about Steve being playful and pretending that he doesn’t understand modern technology but is probably the biggest techie geek there is. You read about Steve saving puppies and kittens and telling a wide-eyed six year old girl that she can be Captain America when she grows up if she wants to be. You read about Steve charming little old ladies and respecting the hell out of women in general and you can bet your ass he’s not some chauvinistic asshole with entitlement issues. You read about skinny Steve and you realize Captain America’s always been in him, even when he didn’t have the strength to match that superhero heart of his. You read about Steve trolling the hell out of his teammates and Tony goes “SON OF A BITCH WHO KNEW?!” and Clint cackles over and over because this is rich, this is awesome, Captain America’s a little trolling shit and PHIL DID YOU SEE THAT?
And Bucky would’ve told him, Steve’s always been a punk, didn’t you fellas know that?
And the Howling Commandos would’ve had some stories about their crazy C.O. and the shenanigans he came up with and that Steve ran a mixed-race unit with a couple of soldiers from not even in the US ARMY and took no guff from anyone who complained about that.
And Natasha doesn’t ever get disappointed in this good man, when she’s been disappointed by so many so called “good men” and she starts to believe.
And that’s the Steve Rogers story I’ll never get tired of reading. Or writing.
Fuck boring. Steve Rogers will never be boring. He’s my hero too.
Did I reblog this already? I don’t care because IT GOT BETTER.
“Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.”
― Simone Weil
The Almighty Treble Clef, Uniter of Glee Clubs
Still in our hearts
I feel Marvel’s gonna drop the Black Widow movie with no promo, no anything, just like the Beyoncé album and it’s gonna make 2 billion dollars
Reblog if it is 104% okay to come to your ask and just say ‘Hi can we be friends’ and then start asking you random questions.
being as curious as i am, i decided to search the coordinates peggy gets in agent carter to see where it really was and
Glee Hiatus Challenge
Day 22: Favorite Season 3 group numbers
We Are Young was the Don’t Stop Believing of the season. Everyone had come home, everyone was getting along. It was also a song for themselves, performed to an empty audience. It wasn’t for anyone else, because no one else could’ve understood that despite everything, these kids cared about one another.
Day 23: Favorite Season 4 female solos
It’s a toss up between Girl on Fire and O Holy Night. Rachel sounded gorgeous on O Holy Night. It’s easily the best song I think she’s ever sang—every time I hear it I get chills.
I love the way Naya sounds on Girl on Fire, but more than that, it’s so truimphant for Santana. That’s her song. She and Rachel are a lot alike, they’re both stories in ambition, both cutthroat, and have laser-beam focus and determination. But Rachel’s always had the goal in mind. Santana’s ambitious nature has never had much of a direction, and she gets destructive when she doesn’t have direction. Girl on Fire was her finding a direction, and narrowing in on it. It wasn’t so much a song as a war cry, declaring her arrival to take on New York.
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Glee Hiatus Challenge
Day 20: Favorite Season 3 male solos
Blaine’s Cough Syrup was the best Darren Criss has ever sounded on the show. The way it framed Karofsky’s bullying and attempted suicide was chilling.
Day 21: Favorite Season 3 duets
Rumour Has It/Someone Like You was fucking gorgeous. I still can’t wrap my head around it. It was just perfectly mashed up and performed and the tension of the performance was so amazing I still get chills just listening to it. It’s in my top ten favorite Glee songs of all time.
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