you know, i’m usually chill and do not Care about what the latest problematic™ thing is in this fandom or what new/old discourse is happening, but since it has reached me and i do care about this….
it appals me that, in this unnecessary j/lec vs m@lec ‘’war’’, and after the ‘issue’ of jace’s behavior towards alec in s1 has been brought up, i had to read with my own eyes something like ‘’after all magnus has treated alec better than jace ever did’’ …….
and i just want to say, everyone ships whatever they want and prefer whichever character, but for a fandom that has been so butthurt at any breaching of canon, how has this very crucial, important, canonicalsoul-bond between jace and alec lost its meaning and is so often reduced to ‘’brothers’’ or ‘’unhealthy/problematic/whatever’’ instead of regarding it as the very complicated, multifaceted and long-standing bond that it is??? outside of the ships, but as this relationship that is of such importance for BOTH characters in-canon????
as in, (and i repeat, please don’t read this as a competition/comparison to further a ship war instead of the contextualization that i’m trying to make) alec and magnus have known each other for less than two months at best, and their ‘’road’’ to each other has also not been all rainbow and roses,
(on the matter of that quote of magnus treating him better than jace,
has everyone conveniently forgotten that they’d seen each other twice before he acted all salty over alec’s marriage as if they’d been together for years?? and i don’t say this as hate for god’s sake,
i’m giving the other perspective and reminding that none of those characters are perfect and if you start blindly judging and overly criticizing one, know that there is content for the others too)
while jace and alec for TEN years - in those years we know they became friends, best friends, family, parabatai - so to say ‘’…than jace EVER did’’
as in judging jace and alec’s relationship out of the FRACTION that we’ve SEEN of the time that they’ve known each other??? (and in this case even less than that, only s1, because s2 is a whole different matter???)
thay HAVE their drisagreements, their ups and downs,
(and honestly, whoever has someone they care about, have you…always been perfect with each other, never argued, hurt each other, accidentally or not?? and after, you just stop caring?? -i’m obviously not talking about abuse here-)
and, as of one of my recent posts, i’m the first to criticize and not like jace’s behavior in s1, but as other people have said in my replies, this is also something that has an explanation that is very complex (re: his abusive past) which is also something that i actively chose not to delve into because i’m not a jace expert, i don’t relate to him as i do alec so i often don’t get his behavior, especially in s1, so other people should definitely talk about that, but even then, to stay stuck at that point of their dynamic erases the fact that any relationship of whatever kind is a two-way street and both jace and alec have been in conflict with the other and have treated the other not in a stellar way, no matter who was ‘’right’’ or not (and the fact that they’re both two emotionally stunted people didn’t help them deal with it in a ‘’healthy’’ way)
so to try and see only the negative aspects, erase how at the core of their differences was and is always this deep love and care for each other as two people that chose to tie themselves together for life, is a cruel disservice to this very special and meaningful bond.
Request: Hello. I
just went to comic con.And I was wondering if you could do a
Bucky/SebastianStan x reader. Where the Avengers or the actors cosplay as their
characters(It’s your choice.And no one knows it’s them.They just think they are
really good cosplayers)go to comic con for fun(Tonys/RDJs idea).The reader
cosplays as female Bucky.She sees The real Bucky(not knowing its really him)and
asks for a picture with him.Bucky finds her really attractive.You can make up
love your work❤❤
A/N: Fem!Reader. I’ve never been to a con, but I’m going in
March to my first, so I may rewrite this later when I find out what one is
really like or do another one. I’m not sure, yet. Open for a part two if anyone
In Light of the Events: My Blog Will Now Be a Safe Space
I will no longer be posting about the election and its results. I will still remain informed and do what I can to help my country and those who will be hurt, but I will not post about it on this blog.
I want this blog to be a getaway for people to relax and see nice things, find comforting things in this time of pandemonium. I want there to be laughter and some semblance of happiness in the coming future that people can escape to. My IM is open for venting, but I won’t post conversations.
This is for my mental health and for the mental health of others who seek a fraction of normalcy in light of all this. Please keep informed, as I will be. This battle is far from over.
Everyone stay safe. My love goes out to everyone. We will make it through this.
I've never seen this discussed, but I was thinking about how the Winter Soldier is a legend and a ghost, always concealed. Yet they sent him after the Starks unmasked. I guess they knew Howard would recognize him and they wanted that, but it still seems a weird thing to do. With Steve it's obvious, they knew it gave WS the advantage because Cap didn't want to kill him, but the Starks hardly seemed a threat. Sure it was psychological, but what was the point if they die fast? Got meta?
Okay, so, I really need to organize my meta. Because I swear I’ve read at least one meta post that talks about the mask and the inconsistency of its use throughout the movies. But I have almost forty pages of meta on my blog and I can’t seem to find it. I may not have reblogged it, in which case I fear it’s lost to the depths of Tumblr. (Can anyone help with this?)
For lack of resources to point you to, anon, let me ramble a bit and see if anything comes out of it.
From a storytelling standpoint, the mask is primarily for us, the viewers, so that we can have a dramatic identity reveal in Winter Soldier.
Or, really, I should say the mask is primarily for Steve because I think pretty much everyone in the audience knew the Winter Soldier was Bucky all along. Losing the mask simply confirmed it. However, the audience wants to see Steve have the revelation for himself, the moment of recognition. (And to this day that moment remains one of my favorite scenes in the entirety of the MCU. It was beautifully staged, and perfectly acted. Chris Evans emoted so much fear/hope/disbelief in one whispered, “Bucky?” and then Sebastian Stan contrasted that painfully with his flat reply, “Who the hell is Bucky?” I could go on about that exchange for ages.)
After that, the mask isn’t really needed. It served its purpose for the dramatic reveal and the story kind of… forgets it.
Wouldn’t it have been great to have Steve in Civil War realize, “Oh! That guy who bombed the UN? He isn’t wearing a mask and Bucky definitely knew to wear a mask to hide his identity when he was dismantling governments and destroying world order, so that’s probably not him.”
Give your old pal some credit, Steve. Sheesh. He was a professional sniper and knew how to be sneaky even before Hydra caught him. There’s a reason you haven’t been able to find him for the last two years.
But I digress.
Ostensibly the reason Bucky doesn’t have the mask for Civil War is again for the sake of storytelling. We need Howard to recognize him and say his name and for the Winter Soldier to look straight into the security feed so there’s no doubt whatsoever that James Buchanan Barnes, Steve Rogers’ best friend, killed Tony’s parents. That makes it possible for Tony to react immediately, without having to pause to question whether or not it’s actually Bucky (it thus prevents Tony from thinking things through and reacting with a clearer head). It serves the heat of the storytelling more than it serves a common sense, fully developed backstory for the use of the mask.
I mean, we could say that Howard’s death is the inciting incident that makes the mask necessary. The Winter Soldier was both recognized and caught on camera on the night of December 16, 1991. It was apparently a big enough deal that detailed Hydra records led Zemo to seek out that specific tape, sight unseen, knowing without a doubt the rift it would cause between Steve and Tony.
I wonder how much trouble the Winter Soldier’s handlers had to go through to get that security tape into their hands? (Because please imagine them freaking out about Peggy Carter finding out Bucky was still alive and a brainwashed captive of Hydra. She may have been getting on in years, but I have no doubt Hydra operatives were still actively terrified of her. She was there when Steve vowed revenge for Bucky. Steve died to avenge Bucky. There’s no way she wouldn’t take it personally if she found out Bucky was still alive. Same goes for the rest of the Howling Commandos.)
That being said, it seems kind of silly for Hydra to make that realization so late into the game. Even petty thieves know well enough to obscure their identities.
So, we could say Howard’s death is the inciting incident, but it doesn’t make much sense if it was. Because that leaves about forty-odd years where the Winter Soldier was operating without a mask. And the chance he’d be recognized by former friends and family was a lot higher earlier on in his “career.”
At one point in the past—there’s no way to know if it was before or after Howard’s death—the Winter Soldier was photographed with his mask on. In Winter Solider, computer-incarnated Zola shuffles through a series of historical images, including this one.
It’s hard to tell for sure, but the Winter Soldier seems to be wearing the mask here. Of course, the irony is that the arm and the star make him 100% identifiable. The difference being the arm identifies him as a weapon and an agent of Hydra, not as a person with a name and a history of his own. It doesn’t particularly matter if anyone sees the arm and, in fact, adds to the chilling mythos of the ghost story. Regular men don’t have metal arms. Monsters without faces have metal arms.
The mask obscures Bucky’s identity and it dehumanizes him. (It’s also an inverse of Captain America’s helmet, which I think is simply brilliant costuming.) Not only does it serve a practical purpose in keeping anyone from knowing who he is, it furthers Hydra’s subtle fear tactics by making the arm the Winter Solider’s identifying mark. Hydra had every reason to want to use the mask from the very beginning.
If we try to make sense of the use of the mask in the context of the marvel universe, without breaking the fourth wall, and setting aside its presence (or lack thereof) as an obvious function of targeted storytelling goals, I think we’re only left with two options: Either Hydra deliberately sent the Winter Soldier after the Starks without a mask, or Bucky took the mask off himself.
Bucky’s not really giving us any clues here, so…
Reasons Hydra might want to unmask the Winter Soldier, knowing he’d be recognized: 1.) To throw Howard off, just in case he was armed. The man built weapons for a living. It’s not unreasonable to assume he might be armed with something that could kill a super soldier. But if that super soldier was a former friend and ally? He might be less likely to defend himself and less likely to attack, thus giving the Winter Soldier room to maneuver. 2.) Sheer pettiness. Wanting to gloat. Letting Howard know with his dying breath that Hydra was still alive and well and that his obsessive work on duplicating the super soldier serum wasn’t going to create another Captain America, but something much worse.
Reasons Bucky might have taken the mask off: Depending on how long he was out of cryo, his memories could have been coming back. Some part of him could have remembered the name of his target and he might have wanted to be identified—either to be saved or punished. But the programming was still enough in control that he couldn’t stop himself from completing the mission.
Those are my best guesses, at least. I doubt Marvel’s creative team has given it much thought (though I would be delighted to be proven wrong in subsequent films). Does anyone out there remember any other meta posts about Bucky’s mask? Or have anything more to contribute for this anon? Please reply or reblog with your own thoughts/theories/headcanons! :)
i chose 584 pictures because i’m indecisive but what else is new. there’s no rules so who gives a care ! what i learned from this is that 1) apparently i really love pictures where you can’t see my sims’ faces, and 2) the evolution of my editing is Real
i haven’t played mass effect andromeda yet (waiting until it actually comes out) but i’m pretty sure i prefer ‘maybe sometime wonky animations’ in comparison to ‘blank face and as much minimal animation as possible’ like in the previous games, but that’s just me.
I know it’s not DBZ related but, meh, I just felt like sharing this on my Tumblr as well as my Deviantart account, as I’m feeling quite proud of this. That and it’s mah blog, I suppose I can do what I want. :P
Not that long ago, my husband and I watched Rise of the Guardians, which I’ve seen before. It
wasn’t till this time around that I found myself intrigued by the main
villain, Pitch Black, also known as The Nightmare King and Boogeyman.
My interest lead me to fanfictions and eventually to discovering The Guardians of Childhood, where I learned of Pitch’s past, who he once was and how he came to be the Nightmare King.
I’ve come to really like him, enough so that I want to do more art on him and maybe even do some fan fiction of my own. it’s been a while since I’ve found something that spoke to me, I guess I just needed some new inspiration for a while.
I’ll still draw DBZ art of course, but once in a while we all need a break and enjoy something new/different. So expect more Pitch in the future if you’re interested~
PLEASE do not repost/claim credit or steal this image. If reblogging, do
not remove my username and sight source. Thank you so very much!~<3
i hit 1000 followers!! and tbh i can’t quite wrap my head around it bc i’ve only had this blog for a very short while and why so many people think i’m cool enough to follow is beyond me. you’re all so so nice to me and i couldn’t ask for anything more, so i’m celebrating!
name meaning edits (examples here. please send ur pronouns and full first name so i get the meaning right. ex: don’t send “el” for “ellie”)
fandom moodboard** (specify fandom/character/ship, preferably one that i blog about so i can make it good)
fic/hc prompt** (tfc or trc please! i will probably agree to any ship/character, but i don’t write smut. anything besides that should be fair game. if i’m uncomfortable writing it, i’ll let you know!)
**you can request two of the first five options. if you pick either of the last two, please only send in one thing.
thank you all so much for 1.k and if you don’t want to see this you can blacklist ‘syeda celebrates’ (also just a fair warning: these will take me time, depending on how many people participate, so be patient with me. i’m a slow worker and get overwhelmed easily so it’ll probably be a couple days before i finish everything bc school and other things. anyway. thanks again and lets do this!!)
Hey, hows it going. Probably don’t recall me but I write obvious observations about the trash couple known as Tianshan, well I did. I vanished I am sorry. If you said “who de fuk is dis trash?” you can call me Dino, a boy with little time on his hands currently, had another blog…deleted it…long story. But moving on to He Tian and what I wanted to say purely because of my basic observations and always observing the fandom in the shadows. Can I purely state how much I adore the character Old Xian created, because that’s really all I am gonna do.
I think some off you ppl telling exo-ls to calm down need to understand that this is a BLOG just bc i scream in caps on here doesnt mean im crying on the floor in real life, just because im angry and bitter on here, doesn’t mean im going to go around telling armys to die like you all have been telling me on anon for the past few hours. I do, in fact, have a life thanks. But I also have the right to write whatever nonsense I want to ON MY OWN BLOG just bc its MY BLOG and I can overaggressive be dramatic or salty or whatever you think I am bc that’s EXACTLY what a blog’s supposed to be for; letting out your emotions and saying what you think. So no i wont simmer down or smile in compliance and pretend to be all accepting.
Let exo-ls be whatever they want to be on their own damn blogs. If you’re happy that’s great, but you have no right to tell others how to feel. If it bothers you so much, just unfollow, black list, ignore? Let us simply say our thoughts in peace. It’s become an environment where an exo-l cant even say theyre disappointed but when other fandoms send us death threats or shit on us thats perfectly acceptable? Nah, not today.
What does this blog being six years old have to do with you reblogging your same photos all the time? Like you'll reblog a photo you posted just a couple weeks ago. That's like liking your own Instagram post
AND???? its my blog, if i want to only post one photo over and over i can???
again: if you don’t like how i do things, you can always unfollow, there are MANY other emma blogs out there
If I am doing wank posts, and I am misspelling that on purpose so that i don’t end up in other shipper or character radder. Still if someone finds my post and decides to talk against it ( i totally understand them getting angry at my post because of course it was a wank post). But i misspelled it right? because i don’t want a discourse..so now whose fault is that? I mean my blog, i can post anything but i still carefully misspelled. I always do that…But if still someone finds the post…idk. i am torn.. was that then my fault all along?