basically everything is wrong

Okay, so like how when sheep/kids baaa at you and you baaa back and they all baaa again?? How would aliens react is if a human on their mission started making the creatures noise back at them until they all doing it.

Well…

The mission was fairly simple in Grutona’s mind: follow the tracks of certain creatures and use environmental clues to discern aspects of the creature’s lifestyle and needs. The group had been following the large, octagonal shaped prints of a swutonaton for the past several standard hours, and up to this point, they still hadn’t actually encountered the beast.

Good. Grutona was not keen on being eaten alive today, which would surely be the result of disturbing the beast. Protocol on the mission was to leave should contact be breached with any species that was not fully documented.

However, there was one member of the team that made Grutona worry. Maria seemed to take things like Protocol as more of a… guideline. Already today Maria had disregarded rules about eating wild tree fruit claiming “they have these on my planet, don’t worry!” Grutona did worry. Especially when Maria added: “Besides, they’re delicious.” Grutona knew what type of treefruit Maria was eating, and xhe was skeptical of the claim. These deadly fruits humans called “lemons” were HIGHLY acidic and sour. On xer home world, a fruit like that would be used by deadly criminals as a poison.

Needless to say, having a human on the crew had been an eye-opening, mind-boggling experience. Grutona was learning more about universal cultures on this mission than ever before, that was for certain.

It was a few more minutes of walking along the path, Grutona taking note of the way the plant life was smashed down to the side of the path of the tracks as if the swutonaton had stopped for a time and rested.

“Ah, so it appears swutonaton are a restful breed, and likely a predator species as evident by their choice location being one leaving them so vulnerable.” Kerip, another member of the team, said this clinically, xis eyes dilating further as his species was wont to do in order to get a magnified look at things. As he was examining he spoke to his partner, Bepin who recorded xis observations on a datapad.

There was a noise further down the trail, strangely like a yawn. Grutona looked over cautiously. Maria was gone. Grutona frowned and made toward the sound hoping it was just Maria doing some sort of human thing xhe was unfamiliar with and not the beast hiding in the plant life beyond planning an attack on the mission crew.

But when had luck ever been on Grutona’s side?

As xhe rounded the bend in the trail xhe was met with the horrifying sight. Xhe would have screamed if it were a characteristic of xer race. Instead, xhe stood there in shock.

Maria stood in front of the creature they were tracking all right. The only thing was, the team was entirely wrong about what they thought they were following here. They had assumed the animal was very large, at least nine or ten times the actual size of the creatures in front of them now. And creatures they were. There were at least fifteen of these creatures and they were all piled atop one another, drooling heavily, spiked tails and trunks laying anywhere. 

“I’d definitely call this a dog-pile.” Maria chuckled, completely unconcerned at the reality that basically everything they had assumed about these creatures was wrong. Maria turned to look at Grutona, eyes gleaming in mischief. “Guess we were wrong about the elephant-sized animal with forty pig-sized feet, huh?” Grutona said nothing, still reeling. They needed to leave, Protocol demanded it, and they needed to go soon before more of the creatures woke up as one was doing now.

“Hey, look! They’re starting to wake up! They’re so cute!” Maria took another step closer to them, making cooing noises as Grutona watched in horror as more of the swutonatons started to rouse. Footsteps behind xer alerted xer to the rest of the team arriving to the scene finally. 

There was a moment of stunned silence before an exasperated sound came from Bepin and Kerip started mumbling in astonishments about all the things they had wrongly ascertained. 

“We should leave,” a voice of reason finally called from the back of the group: Teriwald, the ranked officer from the ship who had been tasked with “protecting the scientists” on the expedition.

Grutona found xer voice again, finally. “You’re–”

There was a sudden, loud sound from the pile of creatures “Meeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrm.”

“Okay, that was the greatest thing I’ve ever heard,” Maria was watching the herd of swutonaton with complete adoration in her gaze. Grutona had been warned to be wary of humans when they assumed a look like this one. There was no telling what kind of things they might do next. 

Whatever Grutona had expected, it was not what Maria did next. Maybe xhe thought she would have started running in circles around the group or walk over and touch one, but xhe certainly did not predict that  Maria would raise her arms in imitation of a swutonaton trunk and repeat the noise back at them in perfect imitation. “Meeeeeeeerrrrrm!”

“What are you doing, we need to go!” Teriwald reminded in an increasingly demanding tone. 

“Calm down, Waldo, we’re fi–” Maria was cut off by several cries of the swutonaton calling back at her.

“Meeeeeerrrm!” 

“Oh, this is too good!” More of the swutonaton had stirred now, and they were climbing off of each other and standing in a herd before Maria who laughed and made the noise again. 

“Meeeerrrm!”

“MEEEEEEEEERRRRRM!!!” The entire herd of seventeen (Grutona had counted in xer moments of horror earlier) swutonaton were now calling back at Maria’s prompting. 

Nobody on the team said anything as they all watched in rapt attention Maria and the herd of swutonaton yell at each other for the next ten standard minutes. 

Humans, Grutona concluded, still half horrified, are weird.

The types and what I think of them based on what I've seen from my friends(and probably a little insulting)

~as an INTJ

INTP
- quiet
- can make a bitch face that makes you cry
- probably thinks u stupid
- says that MBTI is shit
- fashionista
- has an ENFP friend(“ENFP no!”)
- savage
- that friend who has ultra weird ideas when drunk
- probably most adorable smile on earth
- smart
- most of the time just rising eyebrows and blinking

ENTJ
- bossy af
- prima ballerina
- she is beauty she is grace
- she will punch you in da face
- always in warm socks
- also an actress
- knows how to build things
- basically good at everything
- will shout at you if you do something wrong
- probably slept with almost all male friends

ENTP
- a n n o y i n g AF
- never shuts up
- meme queen
- so loud
- not funny jokes
- make up queen
- at least smart
- thinks she’s better than you(and maybe she is)
- if you take a sip from her mug u die
- has an ENFP slave
- kinda selfish
- another fashionista
- if she laughs the whole room laughs with her
- soooo much self confidence wow

INFP
- THAT SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE
- garbage lord
- writer buddy
- has ton of OC’s AND GAY SHIPS
- cannot into decisions
- junky food
- understands(really)
- don’t like loud people
- constant lala land
- savage without even noticing
- 4w5
- has 8 minute long video of herself eating french fries on her phone
- impressive self control
- cute laugh
- cute
- the best person to rant with

ENFP
- can’t stay in one place for a minute
- suddenly disappears in a middle of a party
- daydreaming a lot
- cheerful
- likes to drink A LOT
- too many friends
- nice for everyone ugh
- that laugh which sounds like a puppy riding a pink bicycle in a tuxedo
- can bring ENTP back to earth

ENFJ
- mom friend
- has too many friends HOW IS IT EVEN POSSIBLE
- gonna steal your friends without even noticing
- likes fancy drinks and kitschy things
- obsessed with doggos
- sudden outbursts of anger
- hypochondriac
- really anxious when driving
- doesn’t understand a concept of a personal space

ISTJ
- another bitch face
- can rise one eyebrow HOW U DO DIS?????
- doesn’t understand memes
- smart
- lack of self confidence
- secretly hates u
- wears comfy clothes but looks so good
- has a lot of savings but hardly ever uses them
- they knows better ok? don’t even try to tell them that they are wrong
- don’t particularly like pets
- perfect teeth
- so so so smart once again
- sometimes are rather calm but sometimes… don’t ask

ESTJ
- that kid who asks too many questions during your presentation
- constant bitch face
- hot
- stingy
- falls asleep during parties
- a rant person
- bossy
- hard working
- teachers like her

ESFJ
- will help you EVEN WHEN YOU HAVENT ASKED FOR HELP
- has a lot of friends
- drinks a lot
- hard-working
- daddy’s little princess/mama’s boy
- assertive
- smoking a lot
- tells everyone what to do

ISTP
- white Kanye West
- would kill u if u did something with his shoes
- likes weird electronic genres of music I can’t even name
- on 9gag all the time
- knows all memes
- League of Legends pro player
- can make funny faces
- looks like he was angry
- black humor(especially likes jokes about Jews)
- awkward silence gains a whole new meaning

ESFP
- the whitest person I know
- “what do u meat it was sexist?? it was funny!!!!”
- only wears yellow pants
- likes PE teacher probably a little too much
- can’t find a girlfriend
- will massage your feet if u don’t watch them properly
- has stupid ideas
- likes basically every person
- drinks wine at parties even though he says that true man should drink only vodka
- don’t know when someone is mean to him

ESTP
- loud
- hey lets go to the another city and get drunk!!! because why not
- class clown
- talks about her life too much like seriously
- and also about various secretions of her body
- probably gonna end up in jail
- smart and stupid at the same time
- lazy
- has problems with concentration
- talkative
- has problems with self-esteem which she covers acting out like a douche

Don’t take this personally lol
IT’S JUST YIXING

♤ HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY XIAO MIAN YANG YIXING 
♤ XING DAY
♤ MY YIXING’S BIRTHDAY
♤ S CR EAMIN G
♤ what has the world done to be blessed with this angel
♤ literal angel
♤ type of kid to stop walking, take his waterbottle, and water a public tree
♤ like “the tree’s thirsty” he’s holy
♤ also constantly helps the staff n crew like ily
♤ we should all be an yixing

Originally posted by ygyixing

♤ loves buttocks
♤ has a weird idea of greetings
♤ but since it’s yixing we’ll accept it
♤ he’s always looking spaced out which is v cute
♤ but sometimes u gotta wonder is he okay lol
♤ also scared of birds
♤ WOAH PLEASE NO
♤ P LEASE N O HUANG BO GE GE
♤ WO HEN PA CE (i’m so scared of birds :))
♤ p rec i o us

Originally posted by sjabe

♤ but lay is a different story
♤ b ad ass boy
♤ doesn’t give a shit
♤ DANCER 
♤ hip thrusts to no end
♤ which is slightly concerning
♤ likes to give sexy glares
♤ resting sad face
♤ either that or he’s tired probably the latter
♤ see twO DIFFERENT PEOPLE

Originally posted by smolsejun

♤ AIYOWEI
♤ to no end
♤ guys hint if anything goes wrong just aiyowei
♤ everything will be fine
♤ basically an exclamatory particle okay
♤ JINGLE BELLS JINGLE BELLS JINGLE ALL THE WAY
♤ yixing is a tree
♤ TA XIAO WO !!! (he’s laughing at me!!)
♤ stop interrupting yixing’s singing gOD
♤ where can i order an yixing christmas tree?? no, i’m not asking for a “friend”

Originally posted by pinksuho

♤ LAYHAN ISN’T DEAD
♤ IT ISN’T DEAD
♤ THEY’RE SILLY BROTHERS
♤ SM FIGHT ME FOR YIXING’S FREEDOM TO BE FRIENDS W LUHAN
♤ OR ANYONE LET HIM LIVE THE WAY HE WANTS TO
♤ also to the agent who didn’t pay yixing’s tickets fUCK YOU
♤ also antis y’ALL BETTER LEAVE MY BOY ALONE WHAT HAS HE DONE
♤ honestly i will fight sm let my boy be a boy
♤ who’s half dumb bc he’s either tired or on too many drugs
♤ either way protect this sexy fluffy boy

Originally posted by yixingcanbeagif2

♤ xiao zhu stop harassing yixing on go fighting
♤ i feel like yixing on go fighting shows a whole cuter side of him
♤ cough cough a naked yixing
♤ triple cough cough cough an yixing taking a piss mm
♤ constantly looks so so so so cute and precious and his bros are the best
♤ except honglei stop stealing his gold okay i won’t forgive u yet
♤ also when he fell in the water and u could see his “koko bop” hahaha
♤ his hair on go fighting for some reason always looks cute
♤ yixing x go fighting = B IN GE
♤ someone save him

Originally posted by yakirei

♤ have i mentioned yixing’s vocals are
♤ just
♤ heavenly
♤ that’s an understatement but fight me
♤ how is he that gifted
♤ like little yixing singing is cute
♤ now yixing singing is cutER AH
♤ and his dancing is no JOKE MAN 
♤ DON’T THINK THIS IS A JOKE DUDE IT’S SERIOUS TOPIC
♤ YIXING IS LEGIT EVERYTHING NOT KIDDING

Originally posted by baekshitbyun

♤ every ship yixing is in is canon okay
♤ it’s just a fact at this point
♤ with all that butt touching how could you deny it
♤ like um ???????
♤ THERE’S NO DENYING
♤ THAT THE BOY
♤ IS ACTUALLY A 
♤ beautiful member of the numerous exo ships which date back to 2012.
♤ like look at the gif above how could you not believe me
♤ AN ANGEL

Originally posted by luharem

♤ what a silly boy
♤ cute lil child that just
♤ melts your heart
♤ constantly
♤ do you know how hard it is being an yixing stan
♤ INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT
♤ see us xingmi don’t just think of yixing but have many resources to stare
♤ such as go fighting which is literally the death of all yixing stans
♤ WHAT DO YOU MEAN I HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR FOR SEASON 4
♤ fuck off i need to see yixing wet his pants again on a regular basis stfu

Originally posted by zhangyixings

♤ honestly this boy is my ult bias for a reason bc he’s just so silly
♤ and he’s so caring i wanna be as pure and loving as him help me
♤ like an actual inspiration i love him so much
♤ he had such a big impact on my life and i thank him for that :’)
♤ THIS LITTLE LAMB I SWEAR 
♤ he’s the sun literally
♤ sometimes he’s a bit silly (stupid) i know but still
♤ YOU CAN’T DENY THE LOVE FOR HIM
♤ EVERY EXO STAN HAS A SOFT SPOT FOR OUR LIL YIXING
♤ and if u don’t you haven’t noticed it yet

The Weird History of Batgirl

Because I can let’s talk Batgirl, shall we? 

It all starts in 1954 with a horrible book called “Seduction of the Innocent” a psychiatrist named Fredric Wertham claimed in his book basically everything wrong with society came from comics. One of his most famous claims was that Batman and Robin were gay and in a relationship and Batman comics were making young boys gay. The book blew up, there were Congressional hearings and the adoption of the “Comics Code”. DC was left with a major issue, millions of Americans had heard that Batman was gay and making their sons gay, so in 1956 they gave him a girlfriend. 

Kathy Kane, Batwoman. She was… um… you can imagine a woman hero in the 1950s made up solely to give Batman a case of the not gays? she was about as effective as you can expect, rather than an utility belt she had a utility purse. Basically she was there to tease Batman, or to need to get saved by Batman. Now Dick’s age between 1940 and the late 1970s was a little vague but the first 20ish years Robin was very young (9-10 years old). Starting in the late 1950s and early 1960s to reflect a slightly different age demographics of the readers DC started to shift him to be more of a middle school age. As a result the question was raised “Does Robin have a case of the not gays?” 

In 1960 DC answered that question and gave us Bat-Girl (note the spelling) Betty Kane was Kathy Kane’s niece. She was basically the same as Batwoman in being basically useless, teasing Dick (as you can see) and needing to be saved by him. She didn’t last long She showed up a number of times between 1960 and 1964 when a new editor thankfully canned the fainting doormat love interests. Betty wasn’t seen or heard from for about 10 years, briefly she appeared in the Teen Titans in the 1970s 

(wait is her hand on Dick’s butt?) I don’t think they explained where she went or anything. After Crisis on Infinite Earths Batwoman and Bat-Girl were written out of history. Bette Kane (note the spelling) would return as the hero Flamebird with a new history 

in 1966 Ratings were struggling in the live action Batman TV show and Executive producer William Dozier asked Batman editor Julius Schwartz to come up with a female hero to help attract women to the show. It was Dozier to came up with the idea that she’d be the daughter of Commissioner James Gordon. Selling the idea of Batgirl (note the spelling) to ABC is a big part of why they got a 3rd season of the show. in 1967 DC comics rolled out the first comic appearance of Batgirl

As you can see she still had an utility purse but at least she wasn’t in a skirt. Unlike Batwoman and Bat-Girl Babs refused to retire when ordered by condescending male Batman on grounds of her gender. Shortly there after Yvonne Craig brought Batgirl to life on the Batman TV show, the character was so popular she almost got her own spin off TV show (which would have been great) 

Sadly Batgirl was not enough to save the Batman TV show and the 3rd season was it’s last. But Batgirl was here to stay, She was a hard working Ph.D head of Gotham City public library, who appeared regularly in comics. She was very much her own crime fighter and a career woman which ruffled some feathers in 1971 DC published an open letter to people who had a problem with an empowered lady hero. 

“I’d like to say a few words about the reaction some readers have to Batgirl. These are readers who remember Batwoman and the other Bat-girls from years back … They were there because romance seemed to be needed in Batman’s life. But thanks to the big change and a foresighted editor, these hapless females are gone for good. In their place stands a girl who is a capable crime-fighter, a far cry from Batwoman who constantly had to be rescued [by] Batman.“

In the early 1970s Babs became a Congresswoman (only one term), retired, came back, went on a blind date with Clark Kent and come out as Batgirl to her dad. In 1975 DC started a comic called “Batman Family” which co-stared Batgirl and Robin starting the iconic partnership that would define both characters for years

Batgirl would also partner with Supergirl, she would give the eulogy for Supergirl during Crisis on Infinite Earths. Some things got changed about Babs after Crisis (for example she was Jim’s adopted daughter) Since the early 1980s struggled to find a place for Batgirl, and post-Crisis it got worse. in 1988 Alan Moore wrote The Killing Joke

In which Barbara is shot and crippled by the Joker in an effort to drive Commissioner Gordon insane. The story is still deeply controversial since Babs’ feelings about the attack are not explored in any way and her suffering is only about the emotional impact it has on two male characters (Her father, and Batman). In 2006 Moore apologized calling the story “shallow and ill-conceived” He recounted the react from DC editor Len Wein and Dick Giordano when he asked if it was okay to cripple Barbara. According to Moore they told him “Yeah, okay, cripple the bitch.” a line that has become iconic of comic’s disregard and downright hate of female characters. 

While many (male) writers and editors at DC assumed this was the end of the character and she would be retired the husband wife team of DC editor Kim Yale and writer John Ostrander refused to allow this to be the end. Revamping Barbara’s character as the wheelchair using super hacker, and brains of the DC, Oracle

11 years after Killing Joke DC did a major year long cross over event for all Batman books/characters. It was called No Man’s Land, Gotham City suffered a massive earthquake and after years of getting bailed out by the federal government. Gotham is evacuated and closed off from the rest of the US. However the poor, the criminals and a dedicated force of Gotham’s finest refuse to leave the city. Batman is missing at first and the city is protected by a new Batwoman

Batman returns and the two work together for a time till it’s revealed that the new Batgirl/woman is Helena Bertinelli, the Huntress. She took up the Bat mantle to keep hope alive in a battered city and to win approval from Batman who had been against her violent ways. They have a falling out and Bruce demands the suit which Bertinelli gives up. 

Meanwhile during No Man’s Land Babs took in a mute girl who they find has extreme fighting skills. This is Cassandra Cain, the daughter of the assassin David Cain. After Bertinelli gives up the Batgirl uniform it’s passed to Cain.

Cain would be the first Batgirl to get her own comic book (Batgirl Volume 1 and Volume 2) She would learn out to talk and read, build friendships with Barbara Gordon and Stephenie Brown as well as other Batfam members, have a brief relationship with Superboy, and prove herself maybe the most skilled fighter in the Batfam (even giving Bruce a run for his money) 

Of course all good things must end and DC turned her evil in a really dumb way that I won’t go into, and was hand waved away as “mind control” She bounced around between being and not being Batgirl in the middle 2000s before passing the job on to Stephenie Brown, Cassandra would return as Black Bat, the Batman of Hong Kong, and in DC rebirth as Orphan, now a much less talkative version of herself who seems not to really do full sentences 

Then there’s Stephanie Brown. Steph was originally the hero Spoiler. She was the daughter of a D list villain named “Cluemaster” (think a shitty Riddler) and was motivated to spoil his crimes. Despite Batman’s misgivings Tim Drake as Robin (without revealing his identity) helps her and they become friends, partners and boyfriend and girlfriend. She suffers through being kinda a member of the Batfam but not really, Tim girlfriend, an awkward teen pregnancy subplot that was all about Tim’s feelings and not hers. Things got better as Steph became a regular in Cass’s Batgirl. In 2004 there was a story arch where Tim Drake’s father Jack Drake learned he was Robin and forced Tim to retire. As a result Batman took Stephanie on as Robin. DC did what it tends to do to Lady characters and screwed her over. Steph was apparently tortured to death during the War Games crossover event (also the only black member of the Bat stable of characters was also murdered during that event, good times) Many fans reacted very poorly to this, and to he disrespect executive editor Dan DiDio showed in 2007 when he said that “She was never really a Robin”.

In 2008 Steph’s death was revealed to have been faked and she returned to the DCU. In 2009 Cassandra Cain handed over the title and uniform of Batgirl to Steph. Steph would soon rework the outfit to include her iconic Spoiler purple, she’d work closely with Barbara Gordon and was now a College Freshman rather than a high schooler, she dealt with Tim as Red Robin, Daman Wayne, and Dick Grayson’s Batman at different points during her run in Batgirl Volume 3 between 2009 and 2011

in 2011 DC rebooted reality for the New52, despite fan protests like Cassandra Steph was retconned out of reality till DC rebirth where Steph has returned as Spoiler, seemingly once again a high schooler and Tim Drake’s girlfriend

Finally in 2011 DC rebooted everything. In the new reality Barbara Gordon’s paralysis only lasted 3 years. DC has never really managed to clear up the story if she was or wasn’t Oracle, how she got to walk again etc. She’s also depicted as much younger than the past and her relationship with Dick Grayson was erased. This new Barbara has proved controversial with fans, many of who object to removing one of the only handicapped characters from DC. As well as moving Babs from an arguably central role in the DCU and Batfam to more of a side character. Others have struggled with the texting teenager characterization of this Batgirl. 

remember when jaime went back to harrenhal to save brienne instead of heading right back to cersei. remember when the text specifically said that he rode back to harrenhal faster than he did when he was going to king’s landing?

remember when jaime said ‘new phone who dis’ to cersei’s letter, and then ran off with brienne a few days later

remember when got fans still think that jaime is tied to cersei 5eva and that they’ll surely leave this world together because cersei, who has been wrong about basically everything, thinks so?

My family
  • Mother: *forces gender norms on me* *makes nasty comments about people who don't follow said norms* *gagged at the sight of gay couple kissing* *dismisses my anxiety*
  • Father: *makes homophobic, racist, and transphobic jokes *makes negative comments on my appearance and body* *also gagged at the sight of gay couple kissing* *makes fun of people with disabilities* *also dismisses my anxiety*
  • Grandmother: *makes homophobic comments* *only talks about herself and is inconsiderate of others* *also forces gender norms on people and comments that "I'm not like most girls"
  • Me, the gay daughter who is forced to live in the closet with family: How did I turn out this good?
…we know nothing about Sappho. Or worse: everything we know is wrong. Even the most basic “facts” are simply not so, or in need of a stringent critical reexamination. A single example. We are told over and over again that Sappho “was married to Kerkylas of Andros, who is never mentioned in any of the extant fragments of her poetry” (Snyder 1989:3). Not surprising, since it’s a joke name: he’s Dick Allcock from the Isle of MAN. It’s been over 139 years since William Mure pointed this out… yet one finds this piece of information repeated without question from book to book, usually omitting the dubious source, usually omitting any reference at all.
—  Holt Parker, ‘Sappho Schoolmistress’, Transactions of the American Philological Association 123 (1993)

*after watching the death note live action film on Netflix*
Pro: they got Light’s first name right
Cons: EVERYTHING

anonymous asked:

drarry for the ship thing!!

  • who hogs the duvet

Both of them. Draco will not sleep in the cold, thank you, and as if Harry would give up the chance of fighting with Draco in the bed (which just result with them making out in the end, and they both know it)

  • who texts/rings to check how their day is going

Harry. He’s always been the attentive friends in letters - “every week” he responded to Hermione whether they would write in the summer - and he would be a massive worrywart after the war

  • who’s the most creative when it comes to gifts

Draco - he loves, loves, loves spending money on Harry, and he always knows what to get him, even if it’s that weird-looking bracelet Harry had been talking about months ago and forgot about even himself (Harry usually gets him smth cute, but it’s always a day late because he’s useless at remembering dates)

  • who gets up first in the morning

Harry, a left-over from living at the Dursleys.

  • who suggests new things in bed

Draco, but it’s usually jokingly (though Harry always takes this as a challenge and who is he to back down from one?)

  • who cries at movies

Draco, definitely. He hadn’t seen many movies growing up - they’re muggle, after all - but after he started dating Harry he’d devoured all the classics in one week (his friends had called an intervention) and he was so into it, he cried and got angry (and he’d once even hexed the television when his fave was killed - “why the dog, Harry, the dog didn’t do anything wrong”) he basically forgot everything around him when a movie was on, much to the chagrin of Harry 

  • who gives unprompted massages

Draco. In the beginning Harry didn’t like to be touched without knowing about 24 hours in advance - he’d always been fidgety - but after a while, when he started trusting Draco, Draco just gave him a massage whenever he came back from work stressed, his muscles all locked (which, to be honest, was quite often)

  • who fusses over the other when they’re sick

Harry. He’s ok being sick himself, he can take care of himself, but god, when Draco is sick he is half on his way of calling the ministry of magic to report a national disaster - he fusses and nearly chains Draco to the bed, covers him in fifty blankets, makes him tea non-stop and brings him to St Mungo’s at the first cough

  • who gets jealous easiest

Harry - he’s not very good at flirting himself (we all remember Cho yes) so Draco isn’t all too worried (though if people would just get lost - “Harry isn’t interested you little twats -”) but Harry is this close to hexing everyone who even tries to eye up Draco, because “that’s my boyfriend you annoying little -”

  • who has the most embarrassing taste in music

Draco. He tries to be all haughty and sophisticated about it - most people assume he likes Bach and such - but deep in the night, when he thinks Harry can’t hear him, he listens to Taylor Swift and sings along softly in a broken voice (he’s wrong, Harry can hear, and it made him fall in love with him) 

  • who collects something unusual

Harry. (Look at the locket and the photograph and basically everything he keeps) He can’t throw things away - a leftover from his childhood, when he basically had nothing he owned for himself, so he clings to everything that is his as an adult (and Draco accepts it, for the most part, even though the mess everywhere bugs tf out of him) and then at a certain age he found out he had an awful lot of coins? maybe a side-effect of seeing so many foreign wizards who did not know what the current muggle currency was. so he just started to?? collect them for some reason

  • who takes the longest to get ready

Draco. Does this even need an explanation? 

  • who is the most tidy and organised

Draco, he was a bit of a neat-freak (and if diagnosed by muggles, he might have been labelled “OCD”, but this is a personal hc) and he couldn’t stand it if things weren’t perfectly orderly, he mainly just panicked or got angry when that happened. Harry? God - don’t even ask him where he left his agenda, trust me you don’t wanna know

  • who gets most excited about the holidays

Harry!!! He never got to celebrate as a kid and god, he goes all-out now, decorating the house for Christmas until it literally shines like a star, fake snow everywhere and fairylights and music coming from the bushes in the garden and a fake Santa Sled on top of the roof. Draco says it drives him crazy - but he thinks it’s adorable when Harry dresses up like Santa and shouts, “ho ho ho!” at children in their street to make them laugh

  • who is the big spoon/little spoon

Draco is the big one - he likes to feel like he’s protecting Harry, keeping him safe (from whatever danger’s out there still trying to bring him down) and Harry likes being the little spoon because, c’mon, Draco’s all around him, he’s being loved and cared for and how can he not love it?

  • who gets most competitive when playing games and/or sports

They both do. They shout and curse and kick and sneer and usually end up having sex on the floor

  • who starts the most arguments

Draco - he’s been spoiled as a child and while he has become a little bit better, it does come up sometimes, and so he usually starts complaining (about the volume being two tads too low, or the food not being warm enough) which then evolves into a shouting match

  • who suggests that they buy a pet

Draco. He suggested peacocks. Harry suggested a dragon. In the end they settled for two cats. 

  • what couple traditions they have

Because they both work a lot - Harry as a cursebreaker, Draco has a job at the department of mysteries - they don’t spend a whole lot of time together during the week, or they don’t have a lot of time when they do, so take-out and a crappy movie is usually their thing after a busy, long day. Weekends, though, are theirs, and they take whatever time they have - they cook for eachother, walk around (mostly) naked, take a long bath together on Sunday with fancy bubbles and candles everywhere

  • what tv shows they watch together

Game of Thrones is a favourite of Draco - he’s so into it, he’s read all the books and has so many theories that it drives Harry absolutely insane - and Harry is a big fan of Brooklyn 99, it never fails to make him laugh. (Draco says it’s weird American humour but he, too, laughs at the jokes sometimes). 

  • what other couple they hang out with

Mainly Hermione&Ron, Blaise&Ginny

  • how they spend time together as a couple

Mainly cooking, watching movies/tv shows - though they sometimes go on very expensive dates at fancy restaurants where Harry always tries to stay incognito (and fails, miserably)

  • who made the first move

Draco did - he had enough of waiting for Harry to finally get it, the stupid oblivious ponce -

  • who brings flowers home

Harry, he always flies home (he doesn’t like apparating all that much) and sometimes he sees pretty flowers down below on the way home and he can’t help but get them to surprise Draco - “look they’re as pretty as you” “corny” “is it working for me?” “of course it is” 

  • who is the best cook

Harry!! He always had to cook as a child, and to be honest, he didn’t mind doing it (it was better than doing chores, anyway) and in the summer after the war Molly had taken him in, and to distract him (and herself) of all those they’d lost she taught him how to cook well instead of just good, and god, Draco is not complaining. 


“send me a ship and i’ll tell you…”

winter-wing  asked:

I looked up Chuck Tingle 'cause I had not idea he was. I had hopes that they were going to provide more books for me to read. And well...I went to his site and looked at the paperbacks....I've made a mistake and I don't think I'll be able to un-see some of his covers. x.x

Look, I know it’s weird and if you’re not aware of what he actually writes then it’s hella weird, but the novels are actually some of the best poignant and satirical commentary on current issues.

I forget which one it is, something like “Pounded in the Ass by Medical Debt” or something and he basically breaks down everything wrong with the American health care system and calls out the need for social reformation because we are literally getting fucked by the system. Like I don’t care if his covers are fucking insane. I’m writing about bisexual poly werewolves punching nazis with their cute vampire bf who can’t stop adopting children and their bad ass wife. None of this makes sense just go with it.

It’s selfish to want them both, Percy tells himself, in the thin hours of morning when he can’t sleep and sits at his work-table, taking his gun apart over and over as if he’s looking for secrets in its metal guts. It’s selfish, and it’s wrong, and they’re twins – tall and identical and perfect, all dark elegance and long, silky hair and a razor’s-edge of something feral and hungry and angry just beneath the surface.

He’s always liked sharp things, hungry things, things with teeth – and the twins are sharp all over, lined with teeth, in their own unique ways. He wants to stick his hand into the steel trap of their souls, just to see what it would feel like when they slammed shut around his wrist, what it would be like to be caught there. Trapped. A wild animal wounded by the bladed edges and honed points of their love, bleeding out in their arms.

The smoke curls around the soft insides of his chest, an over-affectionate cat, crawls up his throat until it chokes him, and he digs a thumbnail into the soft meat of his palm until it bleeds. Another mark to add to his collection. It’s selfish, and it’s wrong, and he knows that him and his guns and his smoke are bad news of the worst kind. They don’t need that in their lives, don’t want that in their lives – don’t deserve that in their lives. Don’t deserve him.

But, by god, does he want them both.

SnK Chapter 93 Poll Results

The chapter 93 poll closed with 1,143 entries. Can I start with a wow? With so many responses, this is going to be a long one.

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The Marley Files continue to grow on us. 77% of respondents rated Chapter 93 very highly.

Best chapter I’ve ever reviewed in a while. I hope next month will deliver heavy stuff.

My Jaeger reunion hype was amplified by 3000 eggplants after this chapter

Loved the diversity in the new characters. Riener is so torn mentally & emotionally. I believe few more pages on the warrior are still needed before getting back to Paradise. I sense a glimpse of hope in escaping a doomed end. somebody will live & achieve freedom. who? hard to tell.

Everybody has different opinions about the plot, but I do not think anyone can argue about the art. Love this manga. Want to see Levi again!

I never imagined I could love these characters even more. Now I do. Bravo Isayama-sensei, I never felt so hyped for this chapter for the longest time!

Stop trying to make these new kids happen, Isayama. It’s not going to happen.

My interest in the manga is reaching an all time low with this focus on Marley. And it looks like we’ll still be there next month. I’m so done.

I haven’t minded these recent chapters, but I haven’t felt like I enjoyed them since its a virtually unknown cast. I did however enjoy chapter 93!

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I don’t actually post much about myself, but I guess this is my blog. Panic attacks are scary. You’re just laying there trying to fall asleep and then you’re suddenly it feels like your chest is about to catch on fire. Mine are primarily physical symptoms that tend to very closely mimic those of a heart attack. Which I’m not having, but in the moment you’re not thinking right and you have to convince yourself that you’re not actually dying. It’s a chore. I’ve gotten so that I can recognize when it’s starting and with deep breathing pretty much keep it from getting worse, but the feeling kind of lingers for awhile, lurking and just waiting for you to stop concentrating on breathing.

I don’t know what I’m worrying about right now. Usually it’s my health. I have an irrational fear that when I get sick I’m going to be really sick, when in fact I’m in quite good health and in the care of some very skilled health care professionals. My asthma flared up a bit in the past few days, but that’s controllable. Am I worrying about school? I don’t know. There is some uncertainty about what I’ll be doing for the summer session, but I should be happy because I ended the 2nd semester with 4 As. Really that’s something I should be proud of. Getting straight As in grad school is nothing to scoff at. Maybe I’m worried about working after I finish school. I definitely am nervous about getting a job and then being on my own more or less, but that’s still a ways off. Maybe I’m worrying about being alone and not feeling wanted. I never dated anyone seriously in university and I feel like I really messed up there and don’t really know what to do now. I’m shy in person and make friends very slowly. Online I’m outgoing and strike up conversations with people all the time, but in person I don’t know what to do. I’m scared I’ll be alone and not wanted. I know this is irrational because it’s not true, but I worry about it.

I guess by writing this all down it helps me figure out what I’m panicking about. Maybe this helps someone else too.

anonymous asked:

in regards to that ghost thing once all the people at my theater camp refused to enter the dressing room bc they were convinced they say a ghost. i then proceeded to bullshit a story about "the girl with no name" haunting the theater and im pretty sure the little kids still dont go down there

GIRL LISTEN UP.

Okay, apart from the one show where we had rehearsals in a haunted af decrepit, falling apart, abandoned school, my old theater company had a very consistent ghost starting in 2010 omfg.

So most of the rehearsals are in this tiny af little shop space- which, on the most magical days, we could manage to fit up to like 80+ people in HOLY SHIT- but our story starts in the summer of 2010, when I was in a production of 13: The Musical.

We had 26 kids in that cast, and the set up for rehearsals was like a summer camp so we were there five days a week. We obviously got a little rowdy at times, but it was never anything major. We never got any complaints from the people that live in the apartment upstairs- actually, we would’ve filed noise complaints on them a few times, but we were all pretty sure they were serial killers from some of the noises heard, so we just let it go in mild fear- but one day, an old man appeared at our door.

This man was ancient, and he was pissed. He was screaming that he lived below us, and there was a leak happening in his roof, and he was sure it was from one of our toilets, and he was out for blood. Our director desperately tried to assure him that neither of the toilets were clogged so that couldn’t possibly be the source of the leak, but he wouldn’t listen and forced his way into the studio.

Let me repeat this: NEITHER OF THE TOLIETS WERE CLOGGED OR BROKEN OR LEAKING. And he checked that out for himself, but still insisted there must be an invisible problem. He started yelling that this is what happens when you let so many teenage girls in one space! One of them gets stupid and tries to flush pads!!!

None of us had tried to flush pads, but he kept yelling and stormed out. We thought the drama was over and broke for lunch.

In the middle of lunch, this dude storms back in with another old man, angrily wielding a plunger.

The second old man was apparently a plumber, who the original old man called in a fury to come fix the problem. Mind you, we were still eating lunch, and my seat at the table left me with a perfect view of the open bathroom door, and honestly, I was fucking cracking up watching this 80-something old man slowly and angrily plunging up and down on an unbroken toilet. None of us kids could keep our shit together.

The plumber decreed there was- surprise - no problem with the toilet, and the alleged leak in his ceiling had to be coming from somewhere else. The old man did not believe the plumber, grabbed the plunger out of his hands, and started angrily doing the job himself, all the while yelling about stupid girls flushing their stupid feminine products.

Anyway, the day went on, and then the rest of the camp went on, and he slowly started to fade from our minds.

So we get to hell week, and we’ve still got camp rehearsals from 9:30 to 5:00, and then we have our real rehearsals from 6:00 to any time after 11:00 at our theater where we almost always performed, which was in a college maybe 45 minutes from the studio. We had all performed on this stage before, and knew the backstage area very well.

Weird shit starts happening.

Notably, the lights in the girls dressing room kept going out- but they kept going out very specifically any time they needed to work, and would turn themselves back on whenever the room was mostly emptied or when we were just loitering. The outlets would also stop working, right when someone was busy trying to style their hair. It was driving all of us and the makeup moms crazy.

The weird thing was though, nothing like this was happening in the boys dressing room, and the director got confirmation from the owners that nothing like this had ever happened, and that everything was basically hooked up the same, so if something was wrong with the wiring in the girl’s room, it should also be affecting the boy’s room and the stage and theater lights.

Then, things in the girl’s dressing room started disappearing.

And like, we checked. No one was fucking stealing this shit. It was a small cast and it was not hard to search everyone to see if they stole your makeup bag or your costume. The stuff was just straight up vanishing.

And then shit started going on back at the studio, too- the front door is slightly off centered, and never really closed correctly. However, that doesn’t explain when everyone sitting in the room on a non-windy day witnessed it swing itself open and slam itself shut hard enough to rattle the windows. Things kept getting moved around in cubbies with no explanation.

This kept happening, for basically the remainder of my time there- my last show with them was like two years ago, uncertain if any shit is still going down.

But anyway- maybe about a year or two after 13, it was either during a production of Working or Into The Woods- We’re sitting in the dressing room getting ready, me and a couple of the girls are reminiscing about old shows. Someone goes, “Oh my God, do you remember that weird guy with the plunger from 13?!” and the lights. In the entire backstage area. Just fucking go OFF. And then they go turn back on for everywhere except the girl’s dressing room.

And me and the one girl just look at each other and we’re like…You don’t think…?

We looked into the next day and the old man had died a few weeks after the plunger thing. Right when all the weird shit had started up. All these years, we had been making really offhanded jokes about ‘The Ghost of YSTC’, and suddenly we were faced with the very real possibility that we actually have a ghost. It was fucking insane.

And other stuff started happening too- the lights in the boys room only started acting up if too many girls went in there. One time someone walked into a completely empty dressing room, the very first person at the theater, and found a handprint on the mirror. A shower mysteriously turned itself on while Conrad Birdie’s costumes were all in there, 30 minutes before curtain. Costumes kept going missing, mics would die for no reason, props would move for no reason, my socks were stolen on like 4 separate occasions.

Could some of this stuff be assholes in the cast? Yes, obviously. But it also always had that weird ass creepy vibe. The ghost of my old theater company is REAL, dude, and he’s still holding a grudge about teenage girls possibly flushing used period products down a toilet.

anonymous asked:

another live ep idea: a barry and lup wedding episode that basically goes full my everything-goes-wrong wedding trope. magnus swallows the ring. merle has terrible diarrhea and has to perform the service while sitting on a toilet. taako rolls a 1 on not crying during the ceremony and it tragically destroys his makeup

i just feel like the only way that there will ever be a live blupjeans wedding is if griffin can get carly rae jepsen to perform at the ceremony

anonymous asked:

You think Clarke is in love with Bellamy? When L.exa drawing is the first thing she wants to see every day? Or Niylah's face sharing her bed? It just goes beyond my understanding that she can do those things while Bellamy is right there, in the same place as her. Niylah's love isn't possesive or passional but it's still love and makes Clarke feel comfortable. In your opinion why have the writers put Clarke and Niylah together, as a couple? What's the point?

(Listen, you sent this to my Bellarke blog, and you’re challenging my understanding of love, and the primacy of CL over Bellarke, so I’m going to tell you without worrying about your sensitivity. If what I’m about to say was going to trigger or harm you, you shouldn’t have come to me. And you know it. You’re either asking for real about how I can make this claim, or you’re trying to find a flaw in my reasoning and call me on… I don’t know? hypocrisy? lesbophobia? delusion? In which case, I’m just going to answer the way I’d answer the first possibility, with my reasons.  And if I say Bellarke is more important to Clarke [not as representation in the real world but in the narrative] I run the risk of being called a lesbophobe anyway, so I’ll say what I have to. But thanks for abbreviating Lxa. That’s kind of you.)

Yeah I think Clarke is in love with Bellamy. And has been for 2 seasons now. 

I think Clarke realized she was in love with Bellamy while he was in the mountain and she was spending all her energy and attention trying to keep him alive. I think when she told Lxa she wasn’t ready for anything with anyone, because of her first love’s very recent death, she was talking about both L AND Bellamy. That’s why she couldn’t hug him when she met him under the mountain and that’s ONE of the reasons she left Camp Jaha. Because it was all too much. But she did kiss him then. 

Yes. That means that Clarke was in love with Bellamy the entire time she was in Polis. Yes. I am saying that Clarke loved Bellamy before she loved Lxa. She sent him away from Polis to protect him from what happened to Costia. She knew already that L and Roan knew she valued him. They had already put his life at risk. And she also didn’t go home because she still wasn’t ready. It was still too much. She had not healed yet. She was not ready.

She stayed in Polis and worked with Lxa and for the most part it was pretty business like. She came to her in a nightgown and was sent away. Clarke did not open up to Lxa until after she visited Bellamy in Hakeldama and he refused her partnership and basically told her everything she’d done wrong and how she had hurt him and then tried to lock her up. In other words. She thought there was no shot with Bellamy anymore. She thought he hated her.

And then suddenly Clarke was open to Lxa and letting her in and more friendly. Yes. I am telling you that Lxa was a rebound. Or rather, the man she loved rejected her and she turned to the woman who loved her and she cared for a lot, and yes, loved… maybe not the same way that she loved Bellamy, but she loved her. They had a great chemistry and a connection that was a singular thing. And that is what allowed Clarke to love Lxa when she was already in love with Bellamy. And that was right and good. No one should ever have to pine away and deny themselves love because someone else doesn’t feel the same back. They should DEFINITELY move on and find love where it is. 

I mean, listen. love is not this thing you imagine it is, with One True Love and Never Again Shall I Love Another Or At Least Not Until I Have Suffered Enough And Am Old And Ugly And Not Hot Anymore.

She did love Lxa and it was a passionate, painful, traumatic love affair. It also lasted a couple weeks tops. If I’m feeling generous about what constitutes a love affair, and not a difficult, fraught political arrangement and royal imprisonment. But honestly, as someone who was in a passionate, painful, traumatic marriage for ten years, I’m really not all that impressed with a few days on vacation in a tower.

Do you know that I still have photos of my ex lovers that I look at from time to time? And they didn’t die a horrible death. Did you know that sometimes, when your heart is broken, you just need to feel human comfort and touch? This has already been their relationship, Clarke and Niylah. Human comfort, which I think is wonderful. We should be able to find that with each other, as long as both partners are on the same page. 

So how could she turn to Niylah when Bellamy is right there? 

Ahh…. my theory on Clarke turning to another lover when she is rebounding from Bellamy’s rejection has actually been proved.

Clarke touched his hand and opened the door for more intimacy, pressed her face to his hand, sought out more contact than they’d ever had before and he… told her to go to sleep. He shot her down. This does not mean she doesn’t love him. She puts it away, and goes back to work like he told her to. Her feelings for him, her caring for him more than anyone, are confirmed by his hostage situation. But she does not think he wants to be romantic with her. The comfort from Niylah, her friend, is the comfort she needs, because she cannot have the man she loves. She is SAD, nonny. And lonely. And Niylah is so sweet and supportive and beautiful. There is nothing wrong here.

I'd like to give a special shoutout to Stereks.

Even though many stopped watching, we’ve all pulled through for a very long time despite all the shit we’ve received for basically everything even when we weren’t in the wrong. This fandom has been one of the best part about my experience with Teen Wolf and I am forever grateful. Though it’s the end of the show, it definitely isn’t the end of our fandom or our ship. Remember, Sterek is eternal and I have no doubt in my mind that we will continue to thrive.

Originally posted by datemisstravel

anonymous asked:

Same guy. I wasn't gonna do a follow up thing but I have a response to your complaints so I might I as well voice them. I can infer that you're not actually interested in a defense of the movie but I've already started thinking about it so this is happening now I guess. 1) I don't think Tony is front and center anymore than Steve is. They're dual protagonists/each other's antagonist so that only makes sense. I still think it's very much Steve's story. It's his tragic flaw that drives things.

2) No it doesn’t follow on perfectly from TWS but only in the same way that TWS doesn’t follow perfectly from the First Avenger. The Avengers films that take place between Cap’s movies can’t just be dismissed. With Shield long gone and the way Age of Ultron ends, there was never any chance that a Cap movie afterwards wasn’t going to essentially function as a sequel to that film. 3) I don’t really get the character progression complaint. Steve’s never been the character with an arc in his own movies. Both TFA and TWS were all about how Steve SHOULDN’T change, and how the world tries to force him to buy he rejects it. Civil War just takes that to its logical extreme, and that’s why the film is a tragedy; for once Steve is wrong about something and most of the bad things that happen in the film are a consequence of him never knowing when to pull back or compromise. 3.2) Steve’s moment of change comes when he drops the shield, and while that’s not necessarily a “progression” (in the sense that it’s a move forward) it IS the end of a character arc where Steve’s inability to ever compromise has finally caught up with him. He and the Avengers don’t get to grow into better people because this movie is all about them losing to their own flaws, not overcoming them. The opportunity for change is presented, and rejected, and that’s why it’s sad. 3.whatever) The only character with an arc that moves them forward is T'Challa, probably because he’s the one non-Avenger with an emotional stake in the conflict and thus isn’t part of the big family tragedy going on. In keeping with that he’s the only one who gets to claim any victory by the end of the movie. Except Zemo.

There’s a lot to break down here because I disagree with basically everything in here. Which isn’t to say your opinion is wrong, it’s your take on a piece of media and that’s fine, but it’s absolutely not my take on the same piece of media and here’s why.

1. Okay well the whole film was shot like an Iron Man/Avengers film. I’ve done a whole post on this before, I’ll add the link in later, but basically all the key branches of the MCU have their own “look” in the way they’re filmed, and Civil War was filmed as an Iron Man or Avengers film, not as a Cap film. (Update: here’s the post on that if you wanna read)And given that it was Steve’s film, no one else’s, it was supposedly a Captain America film, Steve should have been front and centre a lot more than Tony was - but he wasn’t, that’s the whole issue.

2. The entire narrative was shaped in such a way that despite it being Steve’s film, the way they presented the story, the whole point was for people to see Tony as being “rational and logical and doing the right thing” and Steve as the villain who was being “selfish and thinking only of himself and not the bigger picture”. Like that’s literally the way the narrative guides you. If you don’t apply critical thinking and just go in, watch the film and leave, you’re shown a narrative that puts Tony on a pedestal and treats Steve like the villain. In his own movie. He’s treated like the bad guy in a film where he’s supposed to be the hero. Steve was rational throughout if you apply logic and actually think about it, but instead people have left the film with the impression that it’s Steve having a flaw that drove this movie. Steve just wanted to help people in this movie. People that couldn’t help themselves. This movie and the key narrative of it was driven almost entirely by Tony Stark having an ego and not much else.

3. Steve had character progression in the first two films??? He had an arc??? Yes his arc was linked to other characters, ie Bucky, but it was still his arc. The whole point of those films was Steve growing and finding out who he was and how he - as Steve - fit in the world in which he inhabits, despite the way he’s perceived by those around him. Be that as skinny Steve learning that who he was inside was the most important thing about him, and that’s what made him great, even though other people overlooked that. Or whether it’s him trying to figure out who Steve Rogers is in the 21st century when all the world seems to want is Captain America. The point of those films was to show Steve as a good man, not a soldier who mindlessly follows orders like a soldier is trained to do, a good and decent man. A man who does question authority if what authority is saying is something with questionable or potentially dangerous consequences. Steve isn’t wrong to do this in Civil War. He isn’t rejecting change, he’s rejecting the loss of his agency and the loss of his freedom to choose and the implementation of total government control. That’s not a bad thing. That’s something that should 100% be questioned and fought against. Like the idea that Steve rejecting this concept - especially given the way government agencies have let him down consistently in the past - is somehow a bad thing, and that he’s “losing to his own flaw” is actually a terrifying concept to me. The idea that rejecting politicians deciding who and where on the planet deserves help and how much of it is somehow a bad thing, that scares me as a mindset. Because we live in that world and people are suffering unimaginable existences as a result of it, and it is something that should be fought against. Steve wants to help people because he wants to help people. Government agencies want to help the people located in the most financially prosperous areas because money is valued over people. And Steve has seen this truth time and time again, so he was right to oppose this. And yet, as previously mentioned, him doing this had him portrayed as the bad guy.

4. Catws does follow on pretty much perfectly from catfa. The only thing that needs explaining is Natasha’s presence there. I’ve watched catws immediately after catfa with people that have only seen the Cap films and once they went “Sorry, who’s the redhead?” and I explained who she was, they completely got the rest of the story. They didn’t need to have seen Avengers, it wasn’t really a significant part of Steve’s story. Which is what the Cap films are, or at least should be. Steve’s story. They should be separate to the Avengers content, like sure, little nods to it are fine - Nat being in catws or the reference to the Battle of New York being the trigger for Tony’s ptsd in IM3 for example - but IM3 was still very much an Iron Man movie. It was Tony’s story being told. It was about Tony and Rhodey and Pepper, it was their story. You didn’t have to watch any of the other films to follow Tony’s story. You can watch all 3 films in a row and they flow, they fit, they work together. We didn’t get that in Civil War. It wasn’t Steve’s story. It was an Avengers story. It served as an introduction to T'Challa and to Tom’s Peter, despite them both having their own films coming up. And I’m convinced the only reason people try and say it wasn’t an Avengers film is because Thor and Bruce weren’t in it, because this film had more avengers in it than the last two Avengers movies did.

5. I went to see Civil War for my birthday, again with people that have only seen the Cap films, and they had to ask me so many questions at the end. They had so much they couldn’t follow because it isn’t a sequel to Catws and isn’t a good final chapter in the Cap trilogy. It feels like a follow on to AoU. It feels like Avengers: Civil War. To the point where, if you watch catfa - catws - cacw, it feels like you’re missing something, like it doesn’t work as a trilogy, like there should be something more there. But if you watch Avengers - AoU - CW, it does flow. Even Bucky’s presence makes sense because they make reference to Steve losing him in Avengers, Sam still looking for him in AoU and then his location being found in CW. Civil War is not a sequel to Winter Soldier. It’s not a conclusion to the Cap trilogy. It doesn’t deliver even semi descent story for Steve or Bucky or Sam. Civil War is a sequel to Age of Ultron and should have been marketed as a Avengers film, and as it was supposed to be Steve’s story, it should have been about Steve and those close to him, and shouldn’t have had 10+ other main characters. At the end of this film, there shouldn’t have been people that went “T'Challa had the best arc” because Steve’s arc is the one they marketed this as. And yet here we are. So it should have been an Avengers film, because it certainly wasn’t a Cap one.