I feel like I’ve been talking about DC a lot lately, but I’m not done yet. We have to give a lot of respect and praise to the people who act, produce, write, director, etc. these films. And here’s why:
Zack Synder: Whether you agree with the way he directs are not, this man has revitalized the DC franchise. He created the two films which are the highest grossing Superman films of all time and created a realistic depiction of superheroes in our world. He has suffered so much hate for giving fans entertaining and incredible movies. Hate on MOS and BvS all you want, but those movies are a thrill to watch.
David Ayer: His new movie has been out for only 2 days and hasn’t even technically come out yet and critics are shitting on this film. He is giving us a fun film (I haven’t seen it yet. This is based on friends) that is filled with diversity. So thank you David Ayer for giving us fucking realistic depictions of the real world that isn’t just filled with white main characters and a few POC sidekicks (Marvel).
Patty Jenkins: In just a few short months, she is going to give us the first female led superhero film. A WOMAN IS DIRECTING THE FIRST FEMALE SUPERHERO LED MOVIE! She is telling us that this movie is for females, and I am excited to see Wonder Woman kick some motherfucking ass in her film. I know it’s going to be dark. ITS SET IN FUCKING WWI. If it’s not dark, that’s fucked.
James Wan: In 2018, he is going to give us an Aquaman movie. He is going to make “the lamest superhero ever” fucking legit. I cannot wait to see the direction that he takes this character. We had maybe 2 seconds of Aquaman in BvS but I AM SO PUMPED.
Henry Cavill: For the third time a Brit has taken on the mantle of an “American” superhero. I had no idea Cavill was British until I saw him in the Tudors, so he’s a good actor. He is so protective of “Supes” that he defends him at every turn. Henry gave us a depiction of Superman we haven’t seen and played this NEW superhero exactly like that… that he had no idea how to use his powers because he didn’t. And the fact that he’s not America (to me) shows that Superman is the WORLD’S SUPERHERO.
Ben Affleck: For a long time, I thought he was a decent actor but I would never want him as a superhero. BvS totally changed my perspective. He gave us the dark, broken, and gritty Batman that we needed. He did such a good job that he is set to produce and direct a Batman film and executive produce the Justice League.
Gal Gadot: An Israeli woman who served in their army is playing Wonder Woman. In the short time she was in BvS, I felt my faith and hope restored in all superhero movies. Her music is badass, Gal Gadot is a BAMF, and the Wonder Woman trailer has given me life.
Ray Fisher: This bubbly man is going to play Cyborg, my favorite fucking Teen Titan. I cannot wait to see him in the Justice League and I bet he gets his own movie… at least, I hope he does because Cyborg is fucking awesome. Fisher is a cutie pie and will bring life to such a fun, yet tortured character.
Jason Mamoa: MOTHER FUCKING AQUAMAN IS PLAYED BY A MOTHER FUCKING HAWAIIAN! How legit can you get? Aquaman is about to be the coolest superhero ever. 2017/2018 Halloween will be filled with little Aqumans. Not to mention that Jason brings a vibe to the Justice League that is so legit.
Ezra Miller: Can you say the Flash? The Flash (I’m going to shout this so it’s heard) IS BEING PLAYED BY AN OPENLY QUEER MAN! The tiny bit we got of him in the Justice League teaser trailer is not only adorable, but you can tell this film will have a lighter tone because of Miller’s portrayal of Flash.
Jared Leto: Say what you will about his method acting, his Joker looks terrfying in a way no other Joker has looked. He was so involved in his character, he only interacted with people on set that he would interact with on camera. Weird as that is, that is dedication.
Margot Robbie: This woman is such a BAMF, she did most of her own stunts. She’s playing an intelligent woman who is probably insane and overly sexualized but that doesn’t matter because she IS Harley Quinn.
Will Smith: The fact that one of my favorite actors is playing Deadshot is so cool. He is Deadshot. Will Smith is playing an iconic character and bringing a level of commitment to the role that I cannot wait to see on the big screen.
Viola Davis: The woman who put together the Suicide Squad is a BLACK WOMAN. If that doesn’t teach young black girls that they can do anything, I don’t know what will. Amanda Waller is a badass being played by a badass.
Jai Courtney: Boomerang looks so cool. I don’t really have much else to say about him, but I am excited to see him on the big screen too. Plus Jai is hilarious and a cutie pie.
Cara Delevinge: Who’s pumped for Enchantress? ME! I am so excited to see this character and I think Cara is going to do her justice.
Karen Fukuhara: OKAY! This little ray of sunshine is playing the coolest character to fucking exist. I love her. I will see more of her, and I want a solo movie with her.
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agaje: The last time Killer Croc was portrayed it was by Ron Perlman (who is a BAMF in his own right) but Killer Croc looks so cool! Not to mention that Agaje looks like an angel and his smile could brighten anyone’s day.
Jay Hernandez: EL DIABLO GIVES ME LIFE! Jay was my favorite character in Friday Night Lights and seeing him play one of my favorite villains is giving me such much life it’s scary. I love you Jay.
Joel Kinnamen: I don’t have lot to say about him, but he’s cute and looks like he’s enjoying his time.
Adam Beach: IT’S ADAM FUCKING BEACH! Need I say more?
Amy Adams: Anyone woman that can deliver the line: “I’m not a woman, I’m a journalist.” as flawlessly as Amy deserves our respect. She gives me so much life. Not to mention that she is absolutely starstuck by Cavill.
This group of people cares about each other so much that four members of the Justice League went to the Squad premier in London, Cavill surprised them all at ComicCon and got his shirt signed, they all seem like really good friends, all but 2 of the cast of Squad got matching tats, and they take everything in stride. Cavill and Affleck are so aware of the bromance between them, they know their couple name. Mamoa and Cavill hugged each other on the red carpet. They take countless amounts of bullshit and still keep on smiling and giving the fans what we want.
I want you to go back and look at this list of the 22 people I mentioned, 12 are white and the other 10 are people of color. Half the Justice League are POC (Marvel’s Avengers are all white). Seven of them are women, three of those women are POC (Marvel has two women, both white). The diversity in the three movies they have are incredible, and whatever you may say, DC is kicking ass.
okay so. before i go any further, this fic was originally started because @mayabazaar and I wanted to a) spite nick spencer for being so blatantly antisemetic and b) wanted to do something to speak out against the awful HyrdaCap thing that I don’t even want to … consider. maya’s idea, and my baby, the only thing running through our heads after spencer’s captain america #1 revelation was “oh my God, we have to make cap jewish”. of course, this was easier said than done – i totally and completely missed “make your marvel faves jewish day” (June 1st, I believe), and have been crying about this all summer. i chose b99 because i love b99 Too Much and because jake peralta is, like, pretty much the Perfect steve rogers, but – listen. my family background is jewish, and this story is one of the most important things I’ve ever written. it’s not just to spite nick spencer, though that is, admittedly, a large part of my motivation. it’s because of the phrase, “raise your words, not your voice”. it’s because there is something more important than cap’s identity at stake. and it’s because people like nick spencer don’t seem to understand why what they’re doing is wrong. I’m posting this on ao3 tomorrow, so the EXTENSIVE research notes are going to be There, but for now I’ll say: the references to chaplin’s The Great Dictator are very deliberate and have a LOT of background, I have done so much research but if i have any historical inaccuracies please take into account Superheros and the suspension of disbelief, and, finally and most importantly: please enjoy! love yall <3
Perhaps it would be prudent to say
that there are certain situations that inherently demand such short answers
that do not, really, convey the true complexity of an issue. Indeed, human
nature itself demands simplicity: black and white, good and evil, yes and no.
However complicated the world might actually be, to delve into the the
intricacy of anything – from why Mrs. Lewenski next door has a peculiar
obsession with plums, to the moral questions of right versus wrong
or, even, why Jake Peralta’s mother thinks to herself in the relative safety of
her lumpy mattress that one day, her son might possibly get himself hurt trying
to realize his constant and persistent need to protect people starting with
her – well, to dive into anything would not be conducive to the
eloquence or comedy or dramatic impact for which stories are written.
Jake sits on the plastic-covered cot
of the medical room. If his mother were there to ask him exactly how he was
feeling at that particular moment, he would tell her that he feels as though he
can take on the world in a fist fight and win. If Rosa were to ask the same
thing, he’d say that his heart is trapped in his throat.
A terrible sentiment, really, but
then – oh. Dr. Erskine is asking him a question. His eyes are kind, Jake notices,
but a voice that sounds suspiciously like Rosa’s tells him that now isn’t
really the time to notice such things.
Hi ! So my dash is a bit dead these days, so if you POST/REBLOG anything related to the list below, please like this post.
American Horror Story
Fear the Walking Dead
Game of Thrones
How to Get Away With Murder
In the Flesh
Mozart in the Jungle
My Mad Fat Diary
Orange is the New Black
Parks and Recreation
Sons of Anarchy
The Big Bang Theory
The Night Manager
The Vampire Diaries
The Walking Dead
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
You’re the Worst
MOVIES / DIRECTORS / ACTORS
Francis Ford Coppola
Marvel (MCU, X-Men, Spiderman)
Leonardo Di Caprio
Disney / Pixar
The Lord of the Rings
PHOTOGRAPHY / ART
LITERALLY ANYWHERE IN THE WOLRD !!!
Art related to mythology !!
FOOD ! A LOT OF IT !!
So that’s quite a long list ! Anyway, if you post/reblog anything on the list please like this post ! I don’t mind what your ships are, so don’t hesitate ! I must have forgotten some, so if you think your content may interest me, like this post as well !! :)
Am I the only one who loves the different ages of the legends like Stein is a 66 year old who merges with an 18 year old to create a superhero. The rogues are both in their forties and Sara and Ray are in their thirties and Kendra is like 25/4000 and Rip.. well hell i don’t think he even knows.
Summary: It’s the hottest day in July and Amy is eight months and two days pregnant when Jake introduces Captain Holt to X-Men.
whoo, okay. this monstrosity of a fic was written in collaboration with my dear friend @weaslayyy, based on a series of headcanons that she and i shared regarding jake and amy spending quiet evenings at captain holt’s house and also x-men. i’ve been working on it for about a month, and honestly i have no idea if it’s my best work but it’s really dear to me and maybe its ooc but im so sick of looking at it that i’m gonna go ahead and post it. there are about a billion notes i want to add about characters and headcanons and references and inspiration for things, and disclaimers, but i’ll wait til i post on ao3 to do that. reviews would be very, very, VERY welcome, and i hope u enjoy!! p.s., shoutout to @emilybrontay for proofreading that one section for me; ur the best, sennen.
It’s ten thirty pm on a Wednesday night when Jake walks out
of the kitchen to the sight of Amy fast asleep on Captain Holt’s shoulder, the
muted sounds of Luke Skywalker saying, “I’m
a Jedi, like my father before me,” playing on the television in front of
Later, he’ll swear up and down that he doesn’t (inexplicably
and irritatingly and God, I’m a grown man
who actually does his taxes now, what kind of nonsense is this) suddenly
get a funny kind of lump in his throat and one or two tears in his eyes.
(He does. Kind of. Maybe.)
(It’s okay, though, because he stays in the kitchen until he
pulls it together again, and no one is ever the wiser.)
“why is ao3 so barren” i say, as i, a writer, have not posted a scrap of original content for over a month. anyhoops, ive been working on this story in collaboration w my dear friend @weaslayyy for abt three weeks? now? almost. first: it’s not actually a General Pregnancy Fic, it’s a very specific story that focuses on one headcanon we have in particular. Two: it’s getting incredibly long and out of hand and im crying because #university life, who has time to write anymore. but here’s an excerpt, anyway:
Jake likes the time they spend at Holt’s house. It’s
different from when they go to his Mom’s – softer, more understated, with an
odd sort of serenity that Jake’s never really appreciated before. At his Mom’s
place, there are picture frames cluttering up the walls and patterned cloth
everywhere; something comforting and almost artistic about the chaos as Jake
comes back from the kitchen carrying a bowl of pasta to hear the mellow sounds
of The Beatlescrackle up from his
Mom’s old record player.
“I played this song all the time,” his Mom tells Amy, “when
I was pregnant. It works great as a lullaby, sweetheart.”
“Mom,” says Jake, as Amy smothers her laughter behind her
hand, “I’m not singing my kid a song about LSD.”
“Don’t be silly,” says Karen, waving a hand idly as she
steps forward to pluck the glass of water out of Jake’s hand and give it to his
still-laughing wife. “It doesn’t leave any lasting effects, unlike the real
thing – which, you know, is not as
great as everyone says it is –”
“Oh my God, Mom –”
(But Karen’s winking at Amy, there in the small living room
with the patterned couch throws and the only slightly crooked paintings on the
walls, and Jake feels his lips tug into a grin.)
It’s definitely different from the loudness and bustle and
happy, bursting energy that is Amy’s parents’ house, always containing at least
one other sibling and never without a full plate of food being pushed their
way. There, Jake sees bright splashes of colour – yellows and oranges and the
ever-present smell of cinnamon and fried onions, and the chili powder that
Amy’s father loves so much. There, there’s an old, rickety bookshelf with
peeling copies of books, so blatantly unkempt and determinedly perused that
even Jake is compelled to look through them sometimes. There, the air is filled
with excited shouts of children and the sound of water in the kitchen sink, and
the wire frames of Miguel Santiago’s glasses, and Amy’s mother saying, “I’ll
tell you, mijo, it’s going to be a
boy. These Santiago genes cannot be escaped.”
Amy makes faces from her spot on the floor playing scrabble
with Becky, because the next thing Pilar says is, “I’m not surprised it
happened so fast, either. The women in this family, ah ah ah. You ask Abuela, they step off their front porch
in the morning and bam, pregnant.”
(From the other couch, Julian and Carlos start laughing
uproariously; Jake chokes on his glass of orange juice and nearly spills it on Isabelle,
who is attempting to climb his leg in an effort to convince him to do her
It’s different, too, from the chaos of the precinct – family
in another sense of the term, with Rosa smiling at him way more than he ever
thought physically possible, Gina deciding to binge-shop for gender-neutral
baby clothes on the internet when she should be forwarding Captain Holt his
emails, Charles presenting them with a different recipe for gourmet baby food
each day, ranging from yams (something Jake’s familiar with) to rutabaga
(something Jake couldn’t identify with five pages of internet research, which
incidentally, Amy does after Charles’s recipe). Terry writes an immeasurably
long list of Hints And Tips on the evidence whiteboard one morning, Jake sat at
the table in front of him, listening to the best of his ability. He wonders if
he could somehow turn himself into a sponge for the day (or maybe turn himself
into Amy for the day, because she can still recite commstat reports from five
years ago with only minor screw up), or if Terry could transcribe the List onto
a piece of paper or something, because Terry is the best Dad Jake knows. And,
also, he can’t seem to get through the list without tearing up and saying, “Oh,
God, I can’t believe my grown up babies are havin’ babies.” Which would be fine
if it didn’t mean that Jake’s ribs nearly fold in half when Terry picks him up
into a hug halfway through the Tips And Hints whiteboard session, but you know,
whatever. Jake doesn’t really mind.