Executive decision: create an awards show exclusively catered to fantasy and sci-fi movies
all the films that don’t ever receive an ounce of respect at awards shows because they aren’t taken seriously as a genre finally get the recognition they deserve
the Harry Potter movies are praised for their visionary production designs and a music score more iconic than most movie soundtracks released in the past two decades
Force Awakens and Rogue One aren’t swept under the rug because they’re only seen as nostalgic entertainment and instead are recognized for their incredible acting and special effects
Pacific Rim is awarded the highest honor for editing and production work and CGi design because holy shit did you even see that movie?
The makeup and styling team for the Star Trek movies finally get their moment to shine after spending years designing and building intricate prosthetics and makeup looks in order to bring a diverse galaxy to life
John Boyega and John Cho host the night and everyone has a great time and I don’t end the night fuming over movies robbed of the love they deserve
There was also a really awesome match last night where yeah, my team lost (their team was frighteningly good okay) and we lost by a large enough margin that I didn’t even manage to get to the objective to have any objective time, but there was a Blackwatch Reyes on the other team. And I seriously got the impression that me and this other dude (each of us was the highest level person on our team) were just in our own little world trying to kill or one-up each other.
AND THEN. And then. He had to go and be a good sport about it so I can’t even get annoyed. Blargh.
This line if anyone doesn’t know comes from Tony and Fury’s conversation during Age of Ultron. The conversation where Tony says that the vision Wanda gave him, is the future. He blames himself.
This is not just the end of the path the group started them on, Tony claims all responsibility. I started us on. This idea that Tony tries to push off the blame for his actions, is honestly baffling. Tony consistently accepts blame for other people’s actions.
Let’s go through some of the movies and see where Tony takes responsibility.
In Ironman 1 we see Tony Stark, talking with Yinsen in Afghanistan. He’s scaredd, confused, and in pain. Despite all of that, one of the first things he notices about his kidnappers, they have his weapon. Which he finds absolutely jarring because he only sells his weapons to the US military.
He is absolutely shocked that these terrorists have his weapons, because Obidiah was the one selling to them behind his back. However, he takes responsibility for his weapons getting in the wrong hands, and sets out to personally destroy every stockpile of weapons.
He took full responsibility for something that was not his fault.
What about Age of Ultron.
The entire movie in Captain America civil war, is Tony attempting to make up for what happened. Notice he again says my fault. He has taken every bit of blame, he doesn’t blame Wanda for what she did to him, or for what she did to help Ultron with his plan. He doesn’t blame Bruce for helping him study the scepter. He doesn’t blame Ultron because ultimately Ultron’s actions were his own, he was a sentient being. Tony takes all of the blame on his shoulders, and supports the accords as a way of preventing further tragedies like Ultron.
Tony consistently accepts blames for things he was only marginally connected to. Other people expect him to, and he gets blamed for the actions of others regularly.
This man blamed Tony Stark for the crimes Howard Stark committed against his father. Tony is expected to pay in blood for crimes that are not his own.
Or what about
Who after years of planning, and evil deeds blames Tony for all of it. A drunk celebrity said he would talk with him and then didn’t. I understand maybe Aldrich was devastated, and dealing with depression. However, his crimes are still his own, he still chose to commit them. He has had years to get a good therapist, he chose to develop a serum that kills people, and causes them to explode.
This is not Tony’s fault, this is Killain’s. He made the decision to be a villain.
Now let’s look at some of the other Avengers accepting responsibility for their actions.
Well, that doesn’t sound like accepting responsibility for unleashing the Hulk onto a city of innocent people, and completely disrupting Dr. Banner’s peace of mind. She has to have accepted blame at some point, Captain America wouldn’t let her get away with this type of thing, would he?
“She’s just a kid.” Oh, of course well at least he accepts responsibility for his own mistakes.
“Did you know?”
“I didn’t know it was him.”
“Don’t bullshit me Rogers, did you know?”
Well he admits that he hid the truth for years after having his own lie waved in his face, not exactly taking responsibility.
What about Clint, he’s well known for considering the consequences of his actions. Mr. Clint “They’re considered.” Barton.
Oh no wait here’s another example of someone breaking the law and then blaming Tony for their own crimes. Wow the Aldrich Killian parallel I never wanted to make with one of my favorite comic book characters.
Now, all of the original team Cap is guilty of refusing responsibility for their crimes. What about Natasha? While we haven’t seen much of her origin Story she is supposed to be known for clearing the red off her ledger, and while we never see her take blame for much in canon, I blame Marvel’s shitiness with female characters and screen time.
Or Bruce? Bruce is the only original Avenger we see taking blame for things other than Tony. He’ll take blame for any event the Hulk was involved in, that’s why he leaves at the end of AoU, because of Johannesburg. He still blames himself for breaking Harlem, despite the fight being necessary to protect people.
Tl:dr this idea that Tony never accepts responsibility is really baffling to me, because team Cap never seemed to accept responsibility for anything they did wrong. Whereas Tony is constantly accepting blame, and working to improve himself and the situation.
based on a dream I had, I present: a short semi-fic about Jack and Shitty and their day-long, beautiful relationship.
Basically, this is what happens:
At a kegster during their freshmen year, in which Shitty is running around being the life of the party even though he’s a freshman, Jack is also in attendance– talking to Berger and Marsh in the kitchen. Jack is there, partly to keep an eye on Shitty, partly because he is surprised by how much he does like some of the guys on his team, mostly because they had won today and Jack is in quite a good mood. Not a good enough mood that he is going to risk going into the living room where music is blasting, but in a good enough mood that he is holding a solo cup of beer and chilling in the kitchen, chatting with Berger and Marsh. He is at ease as Jack ever is– laughing good naturedly as they tease both him and each other and of course, this is when the trouble starts.
The trouble is this: Marsh is drunk and excited that Jack has actually shown up to a Haus kegster and since Jack seems to be in a good mood, Marsh decides to take a risk and ask Jack a Question. More specifically, Marsh rams an friendly elbow into Jack’s ribs and goes:
“Yo, Zimmermann, you like anyone on campus yet?”
A few months prior, that question would have made Jack freeze up. But now, Jack smiles easily (because honestly, it is a rather respectful question– “like” instead of “fuck”; “anyone” instead of assuming “girl”) and he certainly doesn’t want to get into his romantic history or lack of crushes so he smiles, shrugs, and says
“Nah, love’s shitty,” It’s still friendly and he smiles and asks Berg about his crush that the whole team knows about and that should be that.
The problem, however, is that what Alex Berger and Carter Marsh heard was not “Nah, love’s shitty,” but “I’m in love with Shitty.”
It’s almost poetic the way Junkrats on opposite teams end up viciously targeting each other. When things get super intense and they’re both in each other’s face, they normally end up killing one another at the same time. And if not at the same time, the payback is fucking brutal. It’s beautiful.
Me: *describes riverbank that follows along the road*
Drow Rogue: I’m gonna go refill my canteen by the river.
High Elf Paladin Who Dislikes Drow: I push him in as he’s leaning over.
Rogue: I’m gonna pull her in as I fall.
Rogue: *fails Dex throw*
Rogue: …Fine, I flip her off as I fall.
Me: …*to Wood Elf Druid* Are you gonna help these losers?
Druid: Nah, I’m minding my own business.
Druid: I take some reeds and weave together a basket. *Nat 20*
Me: Best damn basket anyone’s ever seen.
Druid: And I use it to gather berries!
Me: This is a valley of DEATH there are no–
Druid: *Nat 20 Survival*
Me: …you manage to find ONE bush of berries that won’t kill you
Druid: I wait until *Rogue* is out of the water, then I give some berries to each of them
Rogue: I SWAT THE BERRIES OUT OF *Paladin’s* HAND AS SHE LIFTS THEM TO HER MOUTH
Paladin: I PUNCH HIM
Rogue: *takes three damage and nearly loses a goddamn tooth*
Me, very quietly: this is supposed to be a horror campaign guys holy shit
Lance having a hard time bc of the team (a misunderstanding maybe or a “shut UP Lance” situation or the “stop messing around, get serious, be useful for once” stuff but whatever it is it’s really bringing him down) making him think he’s worthless and doesn’t deserve a spot on Team Voltron
But the alarm goes off while he’s getting a lecture from Allura or Shiro and he’s forced to go get Blue to fight off the Galra with the Team
During the battle he gets injured (nobody even noticed him yelling over the comm during the fight) and the team frets over him afterward because /holy shit Lance you’re barely standing what the hell happened/ and he just can’t deal anymore
They can only stare in shock as tears run down Lance’s bloodied face and they hear his broken whisper-