carter is going to get shit done

I just got back from seeing Wonder Woman...

(Note: has Spoilers)

And I am filled with a profound sadness that DC and Marvel don’t exist in the same universe because here is the movie/TV series I want desperately to exist: 

In the aftermath of the movie, Etta the sword-wielding secretary and Diana grow close. Etta helps steer Diana through the war machine to where she can do the most good, and eventually WW1 is over and Diana decides to stay ‘in the world.’ Etta stays close as her guide, cultural translator, and exasperated best friend. 

“And you’re basically immortal. You’re going to be that beautiful for centuries. Well, the rest of us can just may as well pack it in now.” 

Then WW2 happens. And Diana is pulled back in again, Etta comes with her, because Etta is the only person Diana listens to even five percent of the time. Etta is older now. She is supposed to be retired. She is still round and friendly-shaped but she has no time for your shit and her bestie is an Amazon. 

And that’s when she meets a young officer named Peggy Carter.



anonymous asked:

I'm done with PM and that stuff! but if we don't get a sex scene in the new season of the x files I'm going to cry. I want Mulder and Scully together a soon as possible! 😭 Chris Carter needs to get his shit together 😡

There are so many reasons why I want a sex scene. All I’ve ever said is I want a sex scene. I watched season 10 for a sex scene and I will cry if season 11 doesn’t give us a sex scene. Sex scene. Sex scene. Sex scene. Sex scene. I need it. Fight me.


Well yesterday vidcon publicly asked carter to not come due to Maggie being there and what he’s done so far. He came anyway and people were not having it, he wasn’t welcomed and decided to tweet about it. I got the highlights of what happened. One he is a criminal and he need to not tweet in general I believe that should be a rule for him. Not only that he’s being shit talking his ex for months now and with that video he’s not going to be invited to anymore internet get together anymore. And he was kicked out of vidcon and his hotel he was staying at kicked him out as well. I give respect to the people in charge who aren’t taking his shit what he did was wrong and so many girls are defending him online. It’s really sad they gave so much hate to Maggie calling her a white and called him a good wholesome guy a hero almost. He shouldn’t be praised or respected he should be called out not even magcon wants him representing them anymore.

Nicknames for Peggy Carter by my Roommate and I
  • Me: Peggy "I'm going to diffuse a mega-bomb in my bathroom sink" Carter
  • Her: Peggy "I scare men with talk of my uterus so I can get real work done" Carter
  • Me: Peggy "I know these men are sexist as shit but I'm going to use that weakness against them and fuck them up" Carter
  • Her: Peggy "I don't just knock out bad guys, I staple their faces" Carter
  • Me: Peggy "Fuck your electric fences, I ain't got time for no sparks" Carter
  • Me: Peggy "Duh, I'm shooting at the fleeing bad guy's legs because he's my best lead aND I'M NOT STUPID ENOUGH TO SHOOT-TO-KILL" Carter
  • Her: Peggy "I bring sunglasses on midnight stakeouts and put them to damn good use" Carter
  • Me: Peggy "I will stab you in the artery with a fucking fork, you sexist asshole, and I will absolutely enjoy it" Carter
  • Her: Peggy "I will stab you with a fork just to make sure you give my friend a tip" Carter
  • Me: Peggy "I intimidate men into compliance by making threatening cheese puns" Carter
  • Her: Peggy "I sass my sexist coworkers so hard that I don't even need to spit in their coffee but I probably do so just for a laugh" Carter
  • Me: Peggy "I'm going to shove these files so far up your ass you'll spit up alphabet soup, you dumb ape" Carter
  • Me: Peggy "oh you boys chase after him, I'll just stroll down the stairs and smack him in the face with a suitcase and save the day" Carter
  • Her: Peggy "you boys try to squeeze out confessions with threats and metaphors, I will track the suckers down and get the real info" Carter
  • Me: Peggy "what the fuck is this sissy bullshit on the radio? I'm so much cooler than Betty Carver" Carter
  • Her: Peggy "Yes, my true love is dead after crashing a plane in the arctic, but that doesn't change the fact that I'm still pissed off at him after he steals my badassery on a radio show" Carter
Agent Carter

Okay there’s just some things I love and I need to talk about even though this is in no way coherent I just need to say things (SPOILERS ABOUND):

  • I love that Peggy used a thousand symbols of feminity to her advantage throughout the episode. There was: the perfume bottle she defused a fucking bomb with, kitchen supplies she also defused said bomb with, the lipstick she used to knock the dude out with, the blonde wig/cleavage-tastic dress, her “lady problems” excuse that got her out of work so she go do REAL work, the broach that’s a lock-pick, the women’s watch that’s a safe-cracker, and maybe my favorite of all: she took one of Howard Stark’s “Sexy timez” outfits and turned it into a bad-ass outfit for ESPIONAGE REASONS. 
  • The fact that there were lots of ladies on the show around Peggy doing their lady things. Like the lady in the call-switch room–I get the feeling she’s going to end up being a helpful Q or something for Peggy. She already utilized her a couple times in the premier and I expect to see more of her. Plus diner lady, of course, and plus SAD SAD SAD SAD roommate lady ;___; which SPEAKING OF WHICH
  • Loved the fact that Peggy cried over roommate after throwing the dude out a fucking window.
  • I love how Peggy uses ALL aspects of being a woman as a weapon/tool, basically. it’s not JUST her sexuality, which she does use, but it’s also what men think are women’s weaknesses–oh no I have my period I better leave (TO GET SHIT DONE). Oh no I wouldn’t want to see this guy interrogated since I’m a lady, better leave (TO GET SHIT DONE). Oh no I’m sad over Steve that’s definitely the only reason I’m reading this file (EXCEPT I’M TAKING TOOLS OUT OF IT. TO GET SHIT DONE). Like I’m sick of women’s ONLY weapon being their damn sexuality, and Peggy did SO MUCH OTHER THAN THAT.
  • Peggy and Jarvis out britishing each other I can’t wait until they start having tea-making offs where it’s like “YOU sit down and have some tea” “no YOU sit down and have some tea” but seriously
  • JARVIIISSSSSSSSS THE CUTE I already LOVE their relationship/way they work together/dynamic it’s SO FREAKING CUTE
  • THE RADIO SHOW hot fucking damn that was perfect that was PERFECT especially her kicking dairy driver’s ass while it played and her fucking ANNOYANCE with it GOSH IT WAS PERFECT
  • Like this show was just SO unapologetically FEMINIST it felt like the original Ms Marvel comics where it was just “she is a LADY and she will not put up with this MAN’S world and look at her kicking butt as a LADY and look at her LADY friends FEMINISM.”
  • Seriously this show gives me so much hope for the Captain Marvel movie because THIS. DO IT LIKE THIS. DO IT EXACTLY LIKE THIS.
  • my gosh the SETS and the CLOTHES and Peggy’s OUTFITS UGH LET ME DIE NOW HAPPY 
  • I love that the secondary antagonist of the show is blonde good agent white guy. Like normally HE would be the star of the damn show, and he’s not a bad guy or bad agent (as far as we know), and normally we’d be rooting for him. but because he’s not PEGGY and because he gets in the way of our PEGGY we’re just like “pfttt get out of here loser Peggy’s got shit to do”
  • And I think my favorite bit of all, and the bit that was most important to me: when waitress lady said to Peggy that they’ve just got to “pay our dues”. Gosh, and seeing Peggy–PEGGY FREAKING CARTER, of all people–going to waste sitting in an office, wondering if her days of use are past, wondering if she’s peaked and done, wondering if she’ll ever have a purpose again, wondering if she’ll ever get the chance to DO anything again. Gosh, GOSH, gosh, it’s so fucking important to me to see someone like PEGGY going through that, someone so good and brave and strong and worthwhile. GOSH. 
Jupiter Ascending is not that good a movie and other reviews

Jupiter Ascending is like a winding mountain road. You look at it over a few miles and see that there are a lot of twists and turns, some ramps where a car might conceivably jump a gap, even a loop-de-loop. And there, at the start, there’s a European super-car with Vin Diesel getting into it! He revs the engine. He turns on the radio and wouldn’t you know it, your favorite song is playing. With a squeal of tires, Vin Diesel takes off, only to jump out of the car as it flies through the guardrail, tumbling down the mountainside in super-slow-motion. You watch as the glass explodes from it, as the chassis deforms with every twisting tumble, until finally it explodes into a fiery wreck, the sparks like a meteor shower, the flames like a nebula.

And that’s all well and good, you think, but wouldn’t it be more impressive if that car had actually ran the obstacle course?

And that’s how I feel about Jupiter Ascending. It’s basically the same movie as The Matrix, only not as good, and we already have The Matrix sequels for that.

-For some reason, they put the obligatory love story front and center, even though I could only think was that Caine, our hero, admitted to attacking ‘an Entitled’ for no reason, which apparently turns Jupiter on. You’re expecting him to say something like “that Entitled ordered me to fire on civilians!” or “that Entitled sent my friends to die!”, but no, apparently Caine assaulted someone just because he has no self-control and Jupiter is totally into men who are randomly violent. Uhhhhhh…

-Like I said, same movie as The Matrix, only where that revealed the ‘humanity as cattle’ theme at the end of the first act, this waits until the movie is mostly over to go into that (even though it’s super obvious, making you wonder if Jupiter has ever seen a sci-fi movie before). It doesn’t work nearly as well. I guess here they want Jupiter to kinda be seduced by the allure of being ultra-wealthy before rejecting the system, but she never really seems to feel one way or the other about this wish-fulfillment. Or anything. In fact, her suddenly owning the entire world seems like it comes as a major hassle to her, not anything interesting or any sort of opportunity.

-Really, pretty much the entire movie is a series of ‘people explaining things to Jupiter,’ ‘bad guys chase Jupiter,’ ‘if bad guys have succeeded in catching Jupiter, good guys have to save Jupiter.’ Which, again, similar to the plot of The Matrix, but there, Morpheus/Caine got captured, so our supposed hero Neo/Jupiter had to step up and save him. And he only did it once. Morpheus didn’t immediately get captured again so we could get an instant replay on the clear and obvious climax we had just seen.

-Yes, the third act of the movie has the bad guys kidnapping Jupiter and trying to force her into signing over the Earth to them, then her getting rescued by Caine—then another group of bad guys kidnap Jupiter and try to force her into blah blah blah. It’s really odd, because you’re thinking “okay, I guess that winds up the movieeeeeeee, oh we’re dealing with this entirely new set of problems, ‘kay.”

-Instead of like in The Matrix, where there was one antagonist who represented all of the nogoodniks, here it’s like in the Matrix sequels, with three different baddies all feuding with each other. And I could think was, really? Do we need three? Two could’ve done it, instead of Jupiter the kidnapping victim being passed around by all three of the Abraxases like a joint. The film’s big bad guy is, I guess, Eddie Redmayne, and people really seemed to like his performance, but he disappears for a huge long stretch while Jupiter has to deal with the two other siblings. It’s just bad writing.

-Jupiter is really shockingly passive for a modern-day female protagonist. Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s actually a little refreshing that she never learns to fight and has to strap on a skintight leather catsuit and shoot laser pistols because she’s a Strong Female Character—but she never does anything else either. You know, she doesn’t inspire people, she doesn’t come up with clever plans, she isn’t a doctor who cures some disease… In The 100, for instance, Clarke very rarely has to shoot it out with bad guys or have a swordfight, but she still makes hard choices and plays politics and comes up with plans on a weekly basis. Jupiter does none of that. I see no way in which this character passed the Sexy Lamp Test. Again, it’s like if in The Matrix, Neo never learned kung-fu and instead he just kept having to get rescued by Morpheus.

-Okay, let’s just go and compare this to The Matrix again. Matrix ends with Neo, fully a hero, reveling in his newfound power and saying now he’s going to take his fight to the Machines. Ascending ends with the equivalent of Neo going back to work as an office drone, happy with his place in the system, not doing anything to fight against the Machines even though they’re still oppressing his people and he has all this power, but hey—who cares, he’s got a cute girlfriend now. And maybe that’s supposed to be a really subversive ending about what an asshole Jupiter is. I don’t know, it doesn’t play that way to me, especially since the Abraxases are infinitely worse than the Machines, destroying whole civilizations on a regular basis just so they don’t get liver spots. I thought this would be a movie about Jupiter expanding her mind and becoming aware of injustice and suffering around her. Instead, it takes on the worst part of The Wizard of Oz, the end where she says “screw all those hopes and dreams, I just wanna stay home and happily accept my lot in life!” Did we really need an update of that?

-Can we please stop casting Channing Tatum as a stoic action hero? It never works. When he’s basically playing Bruce Campbell—yeah, I said it!—and doing comedy, that works fine. He was even alright making quips in White House Down. But can anyone take him seriously?

-I get it, guys, I want to enjoy a movie that ends with Channing Tatum fighting a space dinosaur too. But! I would enjoy it much more if we’d established that that space dinosaur was Bolin’s big number two man, his fixer, his right hand, not just one more in a long line of henchmen—not even the only dragon. So instead of thinking “yes, Caine beat Bolin’s best man!” I’m just “okay, how is that different from the fifty other people working for Bolin that he beat up? It’s not a climax just because he had a little more trouble with this one. What is this, Taken 2?”

Now, I know Tumblr needs something to insist people see instead of Fifty Shades of Grey, but instead of it being Jupiter Ascending, which is a lost cause and has about as much chance of crossing over with John Carter as it does getting a sequel, how about we throw our support behind Kingsman: The Secret Service? I thought it was really well-done, great action, great writing, and I say this as someone who makes an ‘eww, gross!’ face at Mark Millar as much as the next person.

(In fact, if you go to Latino Review, there’s an interview with the film’s director where he’s shockingly upfront about how much of a hack Millar is and how Jane Goldman, is responsible for turning Millar’s high-concept shit into actual stories human beings enjoy.)

What are some areas where you [and Millar] differ creatively?
Matthew Vaughn: I believe in a thing called three-dimensional characters. [Laughs] He believes in the quick one-liner. I always say, if he was around in the 80s, he’d be in Hollywood making a fortune saying, ‘This is Jaws, set in space.’ That’s where [co-screenwriter] Jane Goldman comes in as well, to say, ‘This is great idea. It’s got so many facets to it but we’ve got to get that heart and that drama to underpin these crazy ideas.’

So, if you wanna talk about how a woman co-directed Jupiter Ascending (~so diverse~), I’ll counter that a woman co-wrote Kingsman and did a much better job.

-I’m going to shock you now: Kingsman is actually a lot more feminist than Jupiter. The female lead, Roxy, has basically the same creds as Mako Mori. She’s in training to be a spy, just like our hero Eggsy, they befriend and support each other, but never develop a romance. They’re just bros who kick ass together. She’s also super cute and has no qualms about seducing another woman, fyi.

“And why should the people listen to you?” “Because unlike some other heroines, *I* have an impact on the plot!” 

-The villain’s henchgirl, Gazelle, is afforded the honor of getting the final mano-e-mano fight with Eggsy. You might expect for it to come down to a ‘good girl vs. bad girl’ fight between her and Roxy, while Eggsy goes after real bad guy Samuel L. Jackson. Nope, SLJ is a total wimp and Gazelle does all the heavy lifting. You could also count her as being a badass disabled character, but I guess ‘the evil villain with the hook hand’ isn’t anything too new. Still, it’s probably better representation than Jupiter Ascending, where it’s like ‘uhh, the police captain and one of the three villains’ twenty henchmen are black women. Diversity!’

-Now, due to our present dumb culture wars, I’ve heard people complain that the movie is denying climate change. Which is just mindboggling stupid to me. Good guy Colin Firth—who is excellent, by the way, as basically Roger Moore’s James Bond in a Daniel Craig world—outright says that climate change is happening. It’s just that SLJ’s character’s attempts to stop it are extremist and evil. Guys, it’s the same plot that Hugo Drax had in Moonraker or Karl Stromberg had in The Spy Who Loved Me: save the planet by wiping out most of humanity, then ruling over the survivors. I don’t think we need to politicize saying that mass murder is wrong.

-I’ve also seen people demanding Social Justice! over the very end, where Eggsy saves the world and then has sex with a cute, grateful girl. Okay, fine—to me, it’s the movie being upfront about being a guy movie and giving the hero a sexy reward, which is a lot less offensive than suddenly turning Roxy into a love interest or the thing the Bond movies seem to be on now, which is to go ‘oh, oh, we care about women’s issues, look, this girl was forced into prostitution, how terrible,’ and then she has sex with Bond anyway and gets killed to show how evil the bad guy is. Kingsman just takes the old stalwart of Roger Moore getting the girl and parodies the cliché by turning it up to 11, with ‘Bond’ knowing the girl for five minutes instead of ten and being more explicit about what’s happening. But at the end of the day, it’s still two pretty people deciding to have meaningless nookie because they didn’t die. I’m pretty sure a fandom with ‘sex pollen’ in their vocabulary doesn’t have room to complain.

-Now, I don’t mean to say the movie is perfect. There are a few too many winky nods to James Bond, where you lose points for subverting a cliché by pointing out ‘look, I’m totally subverting this cliché!’ And it’s funnier if you just let the audience pick up on it. Like how instead of crying blood or having a cyanide capsule collapse his face, SLJ’s villain deformity is just… having a lisp. That’s clever! And there’s also a bit where the villain tests out his doomsday plot on the Westboro Baptist Church. And it’s short enough that I don’t really mind, but the satire there falls flat for me—it’s just the preacher being an io9 commenter saying ‘I’m a religious fundamentalist! I hate science!’ and the punchline is Colin Firth saying ‘wonk wonk, I’m a gay atheist jew with a black boyfriend on socialized welfare’ or something like that. Which is fine, because it’s over with so quickly, but if you’re going to take a shot at as easy a target as the WBC, I feel like you need to be even more clever about it, otherwise you’re just going “and what’s the deal with airline peanuts!?” (c.f. the recent Parks & Rec episode about meninism.)

anonymous asked:

That 100 list needs to burn. Wow. So much pain and suffering in this fandom because things were not what you expected in S10. It was still the most successful show Fox has ever had and I, for one, definitely want to see a S11. I won't list 100 reasons why because I'm not as arrogant to think that people care what my reasons are. Calm the f*ck down and stop being so judgmental. No one owes you anything.


People seem really angry about this today. I didn’t mean to upset anyone by reblogging it. Guys, I still love The X-Files. Like…I’m not sure if you can tell but…I really love it…a lot. I spend a lot of time thinking about it. I will always love it. I also have ALWAYS had major major issues with Chris Carter. In 1996, in 2000, in 2008, now. I had great hopes that for the revival he would have learned some stuff and improved. Instead, it felt like he regressed and basically did the same shit he had always done, except even more. Things that had irritated me about him before (bad dialogue, bad continuity, plots that didn’t make sense, not understanding thing one about women or their reproductive systems, the constant teasing about everything, not appearing to think anything through at all – shall I go on?), instead of getting better, seemed to get worse. Everything in that list resonated with me, OK? Everything. Glen said that the writers didn’t want to say anything bad about each other’s writing. Honestly that one alone is enough for me. These are professional adults who are getting paid to make a TV show for a major network. Not only did they not do a good job, they didn’t even try to do a good job. They just wanted to do whatever they felt like and if anyone said anything against it, they were a mean network person who was trying to bring them down. That’s not how it works. And I’m not even talking about Hollywood or networks or ratings, I’m talking about the creative process. I’m talking about being a writer or a producer or a creative person. You have to grow. You have to stretch yourself. You have to take in material from different sources and learn from it and try different things, not just do the same things over and over again in the same way, destroying whatever you need to to reset the stage so that you don’t have to consider switching things up a single iota, because there’s one thing that you did once that was successful, so you’re just going to keep doing that thing mindlessly forever until someone stops giving you money for it. 

I don’t think being heartbroken that the show was not good is being judgmental. If you think it was good, then, that’s your opinion and you’re welcome to it and I don’t know what else to tell you. And if your feeling is that we should praise Chris Carter even though he sucks in case he deigns to give us more of what we want THIS time, well, I think that’s bullshit. If anyone doesn’t need MORE ass-kissing or to be more delusional about his own abilities, it’s Chris Carter.

And…I still want a season 11. I want it very much because I can’t help it, even if that’s 99% because of David and Gillian/Mulder and Scully. I always have hope that it’ll be better this time. It’s just that every time it isn’t better, every time I’m asked again to wait til the next installment before getting any closure, every time I’m teased with the ship (which, now, is between two people in their 50s who have known each other and been dedicated to each other for half their lives, and that we’re still being teased about it is a fucking insult and I’ve got no way to soften that for you, sorry) and then told I’m silly for wanting it, every time I try valiantly to make sense of the plot and give up, every time something like CSM being alive again is lazily handwaved in the service of a subplot that is neither interesting nor necessary, I get a little more mad about it and a little more bitter. I have read today that anyone who didn’t like Season 10 was never a real fan. Y’all, I am bitter about Season 10 BECAUSE I am a real fan, because I have been doing this a long, long, long, long, LONG, LONG time. I have given so much love and faith and benefit of the doubt to this show. I have worked so hard to rationalize away its negative aspects. There comes a point when it begins to seem pointless to keep doing that. That doesn’t make me happy. It makes me very sad. Because I love The X-Files. And I’m eternally hopeful that it will get better but when it DOESN’T get better, when it gets WORSE, I feel angry about it. What breaks my HEART about Season 10 is how there is SO MUCH GOODWILL toward the show, SO MUCH, and I read so many articles where people were trying so HARD to find the good in it, because they love the show so MUCH, and you would watch them trying and then see them suddenly give in and fall off the cliff of sadness (I think for most people this happened around Babylon). You just can only do that for so long, and so many times. 

You can burn the list if you want (avoid all eye contact…do not react…shoot the messengeeerrrr…), but for me, the list put out there a bunch of things that I feel, and that was cathartic for me. Pretending that they are not true because I don’t want them to be is not helpful to me, or honest. You don’t have to reblog it or read it (I tag “xf negativity” anytime I say or reblog negative things about XF), you are welcome to block the post (that’s what post-blocking is for), and you certainly don’t have to agree, but I’m not going to apologize for being unhappy overall with Season 10 (even if it had moments in it that I liked and even loved), and you’re not going to make me feel guilty for not pretending to be enthusiastic about something that I feel was not good – in comparison to other contemporary TV shows, in comparison to its own earlier self, in comparison to anything. If we get a Season 11 – which, as I said, I honestly hope we do, even though I hate myself sometimes for hoping it – maybe it will be better. This time. 

anonymous asked:


Yeah he overreacted a little bit
Like it honestly made us look stupid as a fanbase

  • yes the team is back together
  • and i do not care about this subplot
  • chad is an ass but he gets shit done
  • he annoys me because people like him exist. he is competent at his job and fairly succesful but still a disgusting misogynist.
  • jarvis feels guilty.
  • ok ok you’ve killed many ppl but i really don’t care
  • cinaide pill
  • is chad flirting with sousa?
  • marge fucking marge
  • chad, go home. you’re drunk. nobody likes you.
  • she hit him

Carter: Every room I go in, I always look for the exits. I was a soldier, can’t turn it off. So trust me when I tell you you only have one way out of this.


TV Show Meme

5 Female Characters (3/5)

Joss Carter (Taraji P Henson) - Person of Interest


Her first name is in fact Detective…

Trying to nail down an angle on how to discuss Carter, I’ve come to the conclusion that she’s best described as being a woman who gets shit done; she’s accomplished. An army interrogator who studied law and eventually wound up a NYC detective. A loving, capable single parent. A crusader for justice who tracked down vigilantes and obliterated corruption rings. A principled, moral person who came to understand that sometimes, it can be ok to bend or break the law in the service of a true good. Carter doesn’t hold back, she doesn’t quit, and she’s secure enough in herself to develop and alter her perspective as her horizons broaden and the morality she clings to greys around the edges. She knows when to act and when to reflect, when to be tough and when to empathise, when to give a little, and when to stand her ground. No ego, no fuss. She’s Detective Joss Carter, and she gets shit done.


If carter made one, two, three mistakes then fine I would “get over it”
But he’s done and said so much shit.
I’m not going to sit here and tell him to die and whatever but please don’t fucking fall for everything he says again. That’s it.