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NERD HQ LIVE 

Time zone: PT

July 24

STEPHEN AMELL - 9:00 AM

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. - 10:00 AM

JOSS WHEDON - 11:00 AM

CHADWICK BOSEMAN - 12:00 PM

SHERLOCK - 1:00 PM

DEAD RISING: ENDGAME - 2:00 PM

SUPERNATURAL - 3:00 PM

JARED PADALECKI - 4:00 PM

No. No lets not go down that road. Black Widow deserves to be told in her truest form and to be represented as a strong female character we all know she is.

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Joss Whedon chat at Nerd HQ

Ophelia

The fetishization of pale, young, beautiful women with mental illnesses, has been spoken about at length over the years. It’s almost always older men looking at very young women. A lot can be said about the Ophelia cliche, as it’s become. It has a long history. 

Can I place the blame of the Ophelia’s continuation into 21st Century media squarely on Joss Whedon?

I think I can.

I think I will.

  • What she said:I'm fine.
  • What she meant:Why did Joss Whedon fight so hard to win the character rights to Pietro Maximoff just to kill him off? Why was he being such a stubborn brat? He didn't even give him a feasible death. Quicksilver can run faster than Mach 5 yet he gets shot up by a bunch of snails pace bullets? It's not right. It's just not right. Days of Future Past showed up that not only does Quicksilver have the speed and time perception to outrun a shower of bullets, but also has the time to rearrange bullets to completely miss their targets, AND make a bunch of guards do embarrassing things to each other. You can't write a speedster character who runs slower than a bullet. That's just so detrimental to the very nature of the character. Imagine writing the Hulk being unable to bench press 200 lbs. imagine writing Thor being unable to lift Mjolnir. Or Tony being unable to fix a piece of machinery. It just doesn't make sense. It's the biggest writing blunder of all time and Joss Whedon actually fought tooth and nail to get the rights to this character just so he could piss everybody off by killing him. Like, there wasn't even any emotional depth. When I say "I hate Joss Whedon" I don't meant it in the way that most fan girls say they hate writers; for killing their favourite characters and making them cry. I hate Joss Whedon because he took a perfectly good, complex character, ruined his entire characterisation, and killed him off in an impossible scenario with no depth. There was no need for Quicksilver to die. You just went ahead and killed him off for no reason because you think character death makes good writing. Thank God Joss Whedon isn't writing any more Marvel movies. I hope the Russo Brothers do bring him back.
When I say, I love you, it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are.

the cishet white man fires the gun, intending to kill the female protagonist. his aim sucks, just like everything else about him. the stray bullet hits an innocent lesbian standing nearby. everything stops. there’s an expression of utter shock oh her face. and then…

“WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?!” she screams as she reveals a bulletproof vest under her jacket. “I COULD HAVE DIED!”

she quickly disarms and pacifies the man.

“why are you wearing a bulletproof vest?” the protagonist asks, stunned.

“well, duh. i am a lesbian who just had a sex scene with the woman i love like 10 seconds ago. it seemed like a logical thing to do.”

“lmao tru,” the protagonist laughs as the end credits start to roll.

showrunners all over the world are enraged. what a plot twist.

“we didn’t see THAT coming!” they cry.

My life happens to, on occasion, suck beyond the telling of it. Sometimes more than I can handle. And it’s not just mine. Every single person down there is ignoring your pain because they’re too busy with their own. The beautiful ones. The popular ones. The guys that pick on you. Everyone. If you could hear what they were feeling. The loneliness. The confusion. It looks quiet down there. It’s not. It’s deafening.
—  Joss Whedon