Excuse me but Steven Grant Rogers KNEW that the Winter Soldier killed Tony’s parents and instead of TELLING him outright and having a space for Tony to be angry and grieve and eventually work toward understanding that Bucky was the Soldier and a victim, HID THE TRUTH AND IS A SHITTY FRIEND FOR DOING THAT AND TONY WAS COMPLETELY IN THE RIGHT FOR WANTING TO BEAT THAT ASS.
BUT I’M SITTING HERE CRYING BECAUSE OBI-WAN KENOBI IS STILL CLEANING UP MESSES, HE’S STILL TRYING TO MEND OLD WOUNDS.
“YOUR WAY HOME” HE SAYS AND IT HITS ME OBI-WAN KENOBI CAN SEND EZRA BRIDGER HOME (SUCH AS IT IS), BUT HE HIMSELF CAN NEVER GO HOME, THIS IS ALMOST THE END, HIS PURPOSE HERE IS ALMOST DONE, AND HE’LL REGAIN SOME THINGS (ANAKIN, IN ANOTHER FIVE YEARS) BUT HE’LL NEVER REALLY GO HOME AGAIN
I NEED TO GO LIE DOWN AND IT’S NOT EVEN THE DUEL YET
as a kid, being a jedi sounded like the coolest thing in the entire world, but now that i’m older i’m definitely seeing some :/// shit with the order
and honestly, that’s probably how it worked in universe. can you imagine being a kid and finding out that you could go be a hero? you could save people? you could change the world for the better?
everyone knows the stories, everyone knows that the jedi are the good ones, everyone talks about the things they’ve done. and as a kid, you’re gonna want to help everyone, you’re gonna want to do whatever it takes to protect the people you love
the younglings are young enough when they’re taken that they’re gonna listen to anything the masters tell them, they’re brains aren’t at a point where they can step back and say “hey, is this really right?”
they’re gonna trust the people taking care of them, they’re gonna trust the people they’ve always looked up to. why would they lie to them?
but you can’t just tell children to Not Be Angry, Or Jealous, Or Hate, Or Else. you have to show them how to cope with those emotions, don’t tell them they’re inherently bad and can never happen. kids see things in black and white, they can’t grasp the nuances of morality that young.
the masters are laying the groundwork for their belief system and if they don’t explain anything outside of “negative emotions = bad” they’re gonna get a bunch of kids who think they’re bad for feeling those negative emotions
you can’t tell children to not get attached to everyone. children need love and support and affection to develop emotionally, children are clingy and they need love and reassurance, and they aren’t gonna understand why the people who practically raised them can’t be that close to them because it’s Attachment
and next thing they know, they’re thrown into the middle of battle. ahsoka was a padawan when she was sent into the middle of a war. she was 14 in the show, even though i’m pretty sure they’re usually 13. and yes, war is messy and horrible and everyone involved lose their innocence. yes, children are caught in the crossfire, but the jedi order looked at this warzone and said “yes, let’s send a child there.”
hell, even obi wan wasn’t that old when he started training anakin. at the time of the prequels, the order was pretty much built on children forced to grow up too soon. that’s something that comes with war, but for a group of people built on the idea of protecting everyone, the jedi order sure seemed to fail in that respect.
and they failed with the clones too. the jedi believed in the worth of every living thing and that every living thing was worth protecting, and yet it seemed like obi wan, anakin, ahsoka, and plo koon were anomalies in treating the clones like people. they used an army of sentient beings raised to be cannon fodder and didn’t ask any questions about it, they didn’t give the clones a choice to fight because they were always meant to kill or die trying.
maybe the jedi were peacekeepers, protectors, once, but not when the prequels happened. maybe some were better at conveying their beliefs to younglings, but at the time of the prequels, they were definitely doing more harm than good.
Tonyrhodey/Iron Husbands is such an underrated ship
The long-term bond? The snarky jokes? The searching for three months after everyone said he was dead? The affection? The love? The college stories? The shared interests? The engineering dates? The stupid nerdy conversations? The fact that they’re both genius engineers with a silly love of blowing things up? The mythbusters reenactments? The working on the war machine suit together when their hands touch? The love and support they give each other? Tony learning to remind Rhodey how much he loves him? Rhodey coming home after a rough day in the Air Force and being able to just be himself with his husband? The superhero banter? The teasing? Oh god, the nicknames? The ridiculous, ridiculous nicknames? Their mutual overprotectiveness? Rhodey hugging Tony when it gets too much? Tony giving Rhodey literally everything in the world, including emotional support? Learning to be functional human beings together? Rhodey shaking his head and rolling his eyes at him? Angst while they’re working through their problems? Knowing each other so well that they can predict each other’s reactions? Tony wanting to just pamper Rhodey because he just loves him so much? Them taking days off together? Slow kisses because they know they have the rest of their lives together? Fast kisses because even so, they can’t get enough of each other? Quiet days, just being together? Tony waking up and looking over at Rhodey and smiling to himself because he looks so peaceful and happy and god, he loves him so much? Rhodey smiling while Tony has a grease mark on his cheek because god, he loves him so much?
This ship has everything, honestly. It’s so underrated.
im so frustrated with how leia was portrayed in the movies. im so frustrated with how leia gets treated in the fandom. blatant misogyny is seen as progressive or empowering, and like, step back for a moment! i know star wars is everyone’s favorite thing, we’ve loved it since we were kids, but even if you love hanleia, even if you love that leia killed jabba, can we admit that han pressuring leia was awful and not romantic? that her repeatedly being ignored when she said she was not interested is not a great quality? that leia being a fucking /sex slave/ is not somehow empowering, that the bikini is a disgusting symbol for how writers felt it was appropriate to treat her? leia was treated pretty awfully in the movies and that’s just the obvious stuff, not even touching on how her perspective is rarely given unless she gets to be “sassy”, when she has many of the same problems and complications that luke has, when she lost her entire planet and was never given time to show her grief? when she found out the man who had tortured her, always opposed her, was present and complicit in the destruction of her planet, was her birth father? leia is a strong character, to be sure, and that’s a good thing, but far too often she’s just pushed to the side, or made into a caricature of whatever is needed for han or luke or anyone to bounce off of rather than her own person. leia organa deserved better and we need to do better and actively be critical of how she was treated.
so there’s snippets of Tony from the set of Infinity War with his arc reactor back right????!
WHAT IF THE STRESS FROM CIVIL WAR AND WITH STEVE HITTING HIS CHEST WITH THE SHEILD, HIS HEART IS UNDER SO MUCH DURESS —
THAT HE NEEDS THE REACTOR AGAIN.
WHAT IF HE WAS CIRCUMSTANTIALLY FORCED TO HAVE THE ARC REACTOR AGAIN????