but he's becoming one of my favorites

My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

—  Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope
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We tell ourselves…that we are the walking dead.

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When you began, all those years ago, sailing off to see the universe, did you ever think you’d become this?

this is one of my favorite moments from him, just everything, the line is perfect, because he did try to stop, and he failed, he keeps getting pulled back in, he keeps fighting, he becomes a hero to those he saves, and a monster to those he fights, and you can see it on his face that he doesn’t want to be a montster,he doesn’t want to be the reason the daleks have grown stronger, he doesn’t want to be the type of person who causes this kind of fear, but he knows he is, and it kills him, i just love the eleventh doctor so much, matt’s performance is amazing.

vine

“the saddest conversation that i have on a regular basis”

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If you haven’t already noticed how much Bellamy loves Clarke, you will definitely see how much she means to him in this episode. Right now she is the only one who he cares about, and let’s just say that desperate times call for desperate measures. (x)

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*Sniffs*

They just don’t make them like this anymore!

This is one of my favorite episodes of The Simpsons: Summer of 4 Ft. 2.

The episode starts of with Lisa on the last day of school. She goes around and tries to get her yearbook signed but nobody signs it. Lisa is devastated as she realizes that nobody likes her. The Simpsons family go on vacation and Lisa vows to change her image. She wears ‘popular’ clothes and meets a group of teenagers. They quickly become friends and as the summer goes on, Lisa has the time of her life! Bart becomes jealous, as he’s normally the popular one. He takes the yearbook to Lisa’s friends and shows them that Lisa’s a nerd. Lisa is heartbroken and runs away. She and Bart fight all day until Bart realizes that he really did make her miserable and ultimately feels bad. In the end, Lisa’s new friends decorate the car and reveal that they still love her. On the car ride home, Bart reveals that he took her yearbook back to her friends again. Lisa’s horrified until Bart reassures her and tells her to look in the back.

*Wipes a tear*

Man, I really miss the old Simpsons episodes…

Jin Appreciation Post

Ah yes, the Eomma pink princess..

His face is the 8th wonder of this world

I mean…Those lips…

Shit, he has better legs than me…

Let’s not forget the shoulders that are wider than the pacific ocean

They get broader by the second…

He himself knows he looks beautiful…

He likes LOVES to eat and he’s not afraid to show it

Same Jin….Same…

However like his other members….He doesn’t escape the fate of becoming a literal meme…

Husband Material….Wife Material?

I’m sorry, I just have to add this gif, it’s one of my favoritesヽ(ᗒヮᗕ)ノ

Continue slaying Seokjin… I have a feeling you’re going to kill me again like you did in “Boy in Luv” and “Fire”乁(⟃Ĺ̯⟄)ㄏ

I’m gonna stop here before this post gets too….Okay maybe one more…

One more?

THIS IS THE LAST ONE I PROMISE

Holy SHit Me…I said LAST ONE not LAST SET…. Sorry Jin Stans, I lost control there for a minute…idk what happened…

Hahahahahhaha….Fml…The more I make “Appreciation Posts”, the more I accept the fact I’ve become trash…

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Bonus:

This Jin Selca:

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Countdown to Season 4 - Week 2: Favorite Male Character

“My name is Oliver Queen. For five years I was stranded on an island with only one goal - survive. Now I will fulfill my father’s dying wish - to use the list of names he left me and bring down those who are poisoning my city. To do this, I must become someone else. I must become something else.”

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A single Data, and forgive me Commander, is a curiosity, a wonder even, but thousands of Datas… isn’t that becoming a race? And won’t we be judged by how we treat that race?

Now tell me, Commander: what is Data? I don’t understand. What is he? A machine. Is he? Are you sure? Yes! You see, he’s met two of your three criteria for sentience, so what if he meets the third? Consciousness, in even the smallest degree. What is he then? I don’t know! Do you? Well that’s the question you have to answer.

HAPPY 22nd BIRTHDAY to my fave (and yours) Liam Payne!! This year, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite moments of his 21st year. Enjoy and cry with me!

1.When Liam took my phone. And blessed me with selfies.

2. This look. Clark Kent realness. Let the glasses thing become a little more permanent.

3. THIS NIAM video. Look at him. What a great birthday present.

 4. Steal my girl. Liam’s wonky cast has been immortalized in a video. The drum major look was great tho.

5. Terrifyingly accurate Joker costume. Liam slayed Halloween again by sticking with what he knows best. BATMAN.

6. Um…this freaky return of 2012/2013 Liam is one for the books. I’ll never unsee it or get over it.

 7. YES. This remix (as well as the ones for 1D and his other work with producers) opened up yet another aspect of Liam’s talent that needs to be further explored. He saved the hell out of this song, and I’m so mad it wasn’t realeased as a single. I honestly can’t wait to hear him do more of this stuff as well.

8. IDK WHY I LOVE THIS MOMENT SO MUCH. I JUST DO.

9. I was in a drive thru for In-n-out and this picture happened. I’m certain that drive thru employee suffered some hearing damage that night. I’m so sorry.


10. Remember when Liam got tired of Lou doing whatever she was doing to his hair last year, and went off to find someone else to bring back his baby curls? If you don’t, HERE IT IS AGAIN:

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DO NOT REBLOG WITHOUT CAPTIONS!

I Lied! I’m uploading today!!! 

OMG Stakes is my favorite thing of all Adventure Time! 
+ the “Everything Stays” song oh my god, I loooveee it!!! 
If you haven’t watched the eps go do it NOW! 

And now my fellow fans, followers should I make an extra card?
I’m torn between “The wheel of fortune” and “The Lovers” (becuaseI’mbubblinetrash) leave your comments or send me a message!

Also for the vampire king I had a difficult choice because at first I thought he would be “The Emperor” and some people has set him as “The Strength”
but, “The Chariot” made more sense to me. :V 

He’s become one of my favorite characters, although we might never see him again : (


EDIT: Added “The Lovers” 

My Least Favorite Trope

So basically this is franwilde’s fault, because I was on a tear about it the other night and she told me I needed to write a blog post. So here’s a blog post. (Does anybody even read blogs anymore? Tap, tap, is this thing on? “140 characters is all anyone will ever need.”)

My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego MovieGuardians of the GalaxyThe Matrix, Western Civilization, and–cod help me–Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

I thought for a minute that Guardians of the Galaxy was going to pull off a subversion. They were so close. All they had to do was have somebody make the point that We Survived The Magic Radiation Because We All Worked Together, but no, it’s the pure fucking light of Chris Pratt’s Y chromosome that rescues the day again.

This is the part where I point out my love for Farscape, in part for not falling for this shit–in fact, for relentlessly subverting the Corn-Fed White American Dude Goes To Space And Brings American Values To The Natives narrative. In part by showing space and aliens driving Crichton nuts, and in part by surrounding him with endless competent awesome women.**

You know, I’ve taken a lot of responsibility in my life, and never once has it resulted in me becoming a Chosen One. I guess it’s the lack of a broken chromosome.

Anyway. So tired of that narrative. Somebody please write me the book or movie where it turns out that the chick was the Chosen One all along? 

*Remember Bulletproof Monk? Neither does anybody else, except me, and that’s because it pissed me off. It’s really fun to watch Toronto cosplay New York ineffectually throughout the movie, though.

**Also, one of my dearest friends and favorite people basically is Aeryn Sun, so yeah.

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Staff Pick of the Week

For this week’s staff pick, I have selected The Naturalist’s Library by Augustus A. Gould. I happened upon it while roaming the stacks last week and, much like a bird, was immediately enamored with the shiny gold spine and cover. Fitting. 

The Naturalist’s Library was published in 1850 by E. Kearny in New York. Natural History was becoming an increasingly popular topic and a number of books had been published on the subject in a short period of time. In this book, Gould attempted to compile the information already available into one complete, comprehensive volume. As a conchologist, a malacologist, and one of the most renowned zoologists of the nineteenth century, he was certainly qualified for the job.

The book is full of excellent wood engravings - it boasts 400 in total - and I’ve selected a few of my favorites for your viewing pleasure. Some were selected because they are beautiful, others because they have excellent names, and others still because they are ridiculous - pay extra attention the the Mandrill, which appears to be smoking a pipe after finishing a bottle of liquor while leaning on a chair. Please let me know if any of this makes sense to you, as I’m wildly confused (though equally entertained).  

The book is not without flaws. Parts of the book pertaining to humans are a bit, well, terrible. But don’t worry, with the help of GIF Master and Office Manager Alice, we’ve sorted things out. Please enjoy “The Different Faces of Men”! Gosh, men sure do have many faces…

– Emily