Yeah but now I want to talk about hummus......(no seriously, what's the deal? LOL)
OKAY SO. I have nothing against hummus as a food group, right. BUT a very silly mistake on my part has led me to be the biggest joke in all my friend groups. Because I can’t tell what hummus looks like, apparently.
Two years ago I was getting lunch with my friend in one of our school’s dining halls, right? And in the front there was free food samples which really isn’t that weird at my school. My friend went ahead, while I stopped to look at the samples bc free food is free food and why ever turn that down?
Anyway the samples were apple slices and this brown creamy substance for dipping the apple slices in- which I assumed to be hummus since there was no food label. And I really didn’t think anything of it bc I had thought I’d heard about someone eating apples with hummus so okay whatever.
Well. The creamy brown substance was not hummus.
A few minutes later my mouth started to get itchy, I felt hot and had difficulty swallowing. I immediately realized what was the problem and went to my friend.
“Did you try the samples in the front?” I asked her.
“You mean the apples and peanut butter?” she said. “Yeah, why?”
I’M ALLERGIC TO NUTS. OKAY. I was having an allergic reaction- a mild one bc I’m more allergic to other types of nuts than peanut butter- AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT SHE SAYS
She says: “WHY WOULD YOU EVER THINK THAT WAS HUMMUS NO ONE EATS APPLES WITH HUMMUS!!!!! NO ONE!!! ARE YOU GOING TO DIE BC YOU DIDN’T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BTWN HUMMUS AND PEANUT BUTTER?!?!?!”
I didn’t die of course but this story has led to numerous jokes ever since. This same friend gave me this card for Valentine’s Day THIS YEAR (TWO YEARS AFTER THIS WHOLE THING HAPPENED):
Dean: Cas! *laughs* Damn, it’s good to see you. Dean: [brushes a finger across Cas’ cheek] Nice peach fuzz.
Castiel: How did you find me. Dean: The bloody way. You feeling okay?
Benny: Why’d you bail on Dean? Dean: [defensively] Dude. Benny: The way I hear it you two hit monster land and hot wings here took off. I figure he owes you some back story. Dean: Look, we were surrounded, okay? Some freak jumped Cas, obviously he kicked it’s ass, right? Cas: [ashamed] No. Dean: [dumbfounded] What? Cas: I ran away. Dean: [disbelieving] You ran away?? Cas: I had to. Dean: That’s your excuse for leaving me with those gorilla wolves? Cas: Dean. Dean: You bailed out and what, went camping? - I prayed to you Cas, every night. Cas: I know. Dean: You know and you didn’t… [taken aback] what the hell’s wrong with you? Cas: I am an angel in a land of abominations. There have been things hunting me from the moment we arrived. Dean: Join the club! Cas: These are not just monsters, Dean, they’re leviathan! I have a price on my head, and I’ve been trying to stay one step ahead of them, to… to keep them away from you. That’s why I ran. Dean: [relaxes] [understands]
Dean: Hold on, hold on. Cas, we’re getting out of here. We’re going home. Cas: Dean, I can’t. Dean: You can.
Dean: Hey, we’ll figure it out. Cas, buddy, I need you. Cas: [brokenly] Dean…
Dean: Let me bottom-line it for you. I’m not leaving here without you. Understand? Cas: I understand.
When did ya’ll start hating on Joss Whedon? Like, really? This is the guy who gave us Buffy and Zoe Washburne and River Tam. We know he can write badass female characters, and more than that, he wants to. He has been at the forefront of strong female character writing for over a decade.
Watch any of his interviews. Watch Firefly.
The key is that he doesn’t just write strong female characters. He writes strong, flawed, diverse female characters. Y'know, kind of like the male characters get to be. He writes women who are kind and cruel and fragile and heroic and loyal and manipulative and petty and unafraid. He writes women who are warriors, and women who are not. He writes women who would give up everything for the people they love, and women who could care less. He writes women in a way that is just as dynamic and complex as their male counterparts. And he has long before the Marvel or DC movies came along.
The question isn’t whether he can write strong female characters. The question is whether his vision for the movie/character lines up with the direction DC wants to go for that particular character. Was he the best person to write Wonder Woman? Maybe, maybe not. He’s got a distinct edge of snark that might not have been what Diana needed. But I guarantee it’s no coincidence DC has him lined up to write one of the most amazing female characters in the DC-verse. It’s because strong female characters is what he does.
“So, why do you always write these strong women characters?”
Because equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women. And the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who is confronted with it.
We need equality. Kinda now.
“So, why do you always write these strong women characters?”
is that ALFRED ENOCH? no, that’s MILES MORALES also known by some as SPIDER-MAN but the world thinks they are just a STUDENT. if I’m not mistaken HE is EIGHTEEN and they were AGAINST the hero ban. (hi it's fizzy spike encouraged this)
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When Superman was healed by the sun after the nuke blast nearly killed him, I accepted it because the sun was right there and it’s what gives him his power.
It wasn’t until I read some comments with people complaining about him dying because Doomsday stabbed him and he didn’t immediately heal (which, I mean, there was kryptonite involved, my guys). That was when I realized:
The sun was right there.
BvS wasn’t the first time we’d seen Clark in space, but it is the first time we see him directly hit with pure, atmosphere-free sunlight. That’s why he heals so quickly: a literal #nofilter.
It also comes back to the Doomsday fight: it was evening when Doomsday attacked Metropolis, and it was night by the time Superman and Doomsday took each other out. So to those people saying that Clark should have healed after getting away from the kryptonite: healed with what sun? If he’s using his solar cell reserves to heal, it’s going to take some time, especially with that hole in his chest. They’re not going to jettison him into space; none of the characters know exactly why he survived the nuke. They probably think that he absorbed the impact like Doomsday did or he was just knocked out and floated for a bit.
Remember, when Superman was killed in the comics they essentially buried him, too. No one thought he was coming back. The movies haven’t done anything new, let’s see how they being Supes back.