Ok I have this weird headcanon that after Andrew graduates Neil decides that he maybe kind of wants to try and grow his hair long, because he’s never been able to because of all the disguises but he also thinks he might end up looking like an idiot. So, anyway he stops cutting it after Andrew leaves for pro so he doesn’t have to listen to Andrew telling him that he looks like an idiot all the time. It’s been a couple of weeks since they have seen each other in person (because Andrew hasn’t been able to fly back yet and Neil hasn’t been able to fly out) he’s been able to keep it hidden on Facetime with hats and hoodies and clever camera work.
All of his efforts are for nothing when Neil walks into his dorm after class, throws his keys down and turns around and into Andrew. He almost pisses himself. Andrew doesn’t say anything about that but reaches up and tugs on Neil’s shaggy hair with an indecipherable look on his face. Neil tries his best not to blush but he does …. hard. He doesn’t know why the fuck he feels so stupid its his hair he can do what he wants with it but he swears to himself that he is going to get it cut tomorrow. “I know it’s stupid I’m getting it cut tomorrow.” Neil manages to mumble running a hand over the back of his head.
Andrew doesn’t say anything but he yanks Neil’s hair hard enough that Neil finally meets his eye. Andrew looks at him for a moment with that weird expression on his face and then says, “Don’t.” Before pulling Neil in by his hair to kiss him hard.
Neil doesn’t cut it. It gets down to his shoulders and that’s as long as he will let it get. He doesn’t like it that much, he thinks it’s too much of a hassle to deal with. But Andrew loves it. It’s soft and wavy and smells nice. He runs his fingers through it and presses his nose into it and Neil hadn’t noticed as much when he had short hair but Andrew is a hair puller.
Andrew isn’t the only one who loves it though. The press loses it’s shit. Neil’s hair is talked about on late night ESPN and there’s posters and tshirts and when it gets long enough and Neil starts to wear it in a half bun it gets its own verified twitter account.
Another hair related head canon is that after a few years of pro exy Andrew decides to grow a beard. It’s blonde and full and looks manly af with Andrews eyebrow scar. Neil loves the beard. He has a beard kink pretty much. He gets a boner just thinking about the scratchy feeling of it on his skin. Andrew knows this.
Critics are calling her tiny midsection “impossible” in another example of public outrage over unrealistic images of the female body
Scarlett Johansson’s fans can buy her as a super-secret agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Marvel’s “Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier,” but they aren’t buying the tiny waistline she flaunts in a new poster for the upcoming film.
Backlash against the poster art, which features Johansson as The Black Widow with the body of a Barbie doll, began brewing online as soon as the image was released online Thursday, along with character posters of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Chris Evans as Steve Rogers.
“You know there is no helping the world when even Scarlett-Joh’s already little waist is shopped to an impossible width in the ‘Cap’ posters,” one woman tweeted, echoing the sentiments of many others.
The issue of editing images of women to impossible standards of beauty has been particularly hot as of late.
An Elle magazine cover obscuring Melissa McCarthy’s body was criticized last November, while a time-lapse video demonstrating how Photoshop editing can completely change a woman’s body image went viral last fall.
Elle also received backlash earlier this month after releasing February’s “Women in Television” issue, which featured a photo of “Mindy Project” star Mindy Kaling cropped to focus on her appearance above the chest. Three other female TV stars featured on separate magazine covers for the same issue were pictured from above the knee.
Just last week, singer Nicki Minaj took to Instagram to protest the photoshopped cover of ESPN Magazine that she posed for with NBA star Kobe Bryant. A petition asking ESPN to stop retouching photos of celebrities and models that appear in the magazine was launched, as a result, and has garnered 3,200 signatures to date.
*I thought I read elsewhere that Melissa and Mindy liked their photos - but I definitely see how this issue can be problematic.