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One of my favourite things about Age of Ultron is that the Avengers are presented with 2 new super-powered rivals and the only member to really land a solid hit to either of them in the entire film is the very non-super-powered Hawkeye.

Not only that, but in both cases he pretty much just does it out of sheer spite towards them

“OH MIND CONTROL HUH? BET YOU THINK YOU’RE REAL SPECIAL. NICE TRY KID I’VE PLAYED THIS LEVEL BEFORE” *electrocutes Wanda IN THE FACE*

*shoots the glass under Pietro’s feet* “WHAT YOU DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING? HAHAHAHA WHO’S LAUGHING NOW SMARTASS-WITH-A-CATCHPHRASE? THAT’S FOR GETTING ME SHOT”

Okay but

Bowtruckles serve as guardians for their home tree. You have to distract them with wood lice or fairy eggs to even take a leaf from it.

Yet Pickett clings to Newt to the point where he refuses to even be set down on his original tree.

So I mean

Basically

Pickett has claimed Newt Scamander as his new home tree.

LITERALLY THOUGH LIKE “I don’t want to stay in my tree cause the other bowtruckles are mean. I will find a new tree. This tall wizard should do just fine yes good.”

Originally posted by liars-and-secrets

“medically necessary” has literally no meaning outside of the insurance industry and their business model predicated on denying people healthcare so, like, if we could quit using it to compare and belittle the shit other trans people need to do with their bodies and their own evaluation of what needs take priority and when that would be Super fucking cool

it’s kind of interesting how “religion is the opiate of the people” gets misread as an ethical condemnation of faith even by marxists, who seem to overlook that marx was explicitly likening opium’s capacity as a painkiller to religion’s capacity to mitigate the spiritual agony created by the grotesque material conditions of capitalism.

the muslim in me has to wonder how much that misreading entangles with the enlightenment-era superiority complex of the west. the junkie in me has to wonder how much of the atheist-missionary vitriol that always accompanies it entangles with addiction shaming.