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Society on female rock/metal artists:

Hayley Williams is nothing but hair dye

Maria Brink is a whore/sex metal barbie

Taylor Momsen is satanic and a slut and needs a sandwich

carah Faye’s too inked and so is LIGHTS

Amy Lee’s too fat

Lzzy Hale’s too bitchy

Avril’s a bad girl and is a attention whore

Lynn Gunn and Alexa San Roman should not exist cuz they’re gay

Jenna Mcdougall and Tay Jardine are ugly(?)

Cherri Bomb is pop band because their name sounds poppish

Joan Jett’s too old

Jen Ledger and Korey Cooper weren’t meant to play drums and guitar


Now you ask why girls suicide due to fucking stereotypes and always being lower than men.

This is the reason.

Our society is so fucked up for women.And it’s fucked up for men too.

These women here,who are classified into categories,are Saviors of a million people.People put down razors,put back pills,got a life because of these amazing women.Give them the chances they deserve.

.All girls can rock.

Note: this post is not meant to defame the opposite sex in any way.

Random Celestial Navigation Easter eggs that I had fun with:

All of the Neil Degrasse Tyson quotes that float up on Tony’s computer screen are actually relevant to whatever it is he is dealing with, not random.  Tony actually does need to listen to Neil!  As do we all. 

In the chapter with the visit to the parents, there is a mention of Howard and Obie visiting The 800 Club in Vegas…in the Greek numeric system, the Omega symbol has a value of 800, so…yeah.  Ew, right?  

The story of The Little Prince features in Tony’s narrative.  In that book, a pilot crashes in the desert and meets a young prince who has fallen from an asteroid. The pilot originally wanted to be an artist, but was discouraged from this by adults who didn’t understand his potential.  The author of The Little Prince was a WW2 pilot in France.  Parallels, did you say????

I mentioned it in the end notes, but the Army is actually working on adaptive armor under its TALOS program, which is described as developing “Iron Man armor,” so there you go. 

In the fic, Frank Capra is mentioned as having done Captain America films during WW2.  Capra did actually make WW2 propaganda films.

The Iron Man that Steve recalls from B movies of his childhood was a real thing.  I liked the whole idea of these random bits, Maria from Metropolis, the power loader from Aliens, the adaptive armor, etc. sort of leading into Tony building the armor.  Like, the armor idea didn’t just pop up out of nowhere.  There was a basis for it in what Tony had already been doing and been exposed to. 

Watership Down also features in the fic, and it, too, was written by a WW2 soldier.  It has been criticized for sort of treating the female rabbits as prizes to be won without giving them any agency, even as it comments on leadership and war, which I thought made it a great way to contrast Steve and Tony’s perspectives.  There is also some interesting scholarship on the Metropolis movie from a feminist perspective about the dual Marias (the real Maria, who gets her man and is “saved,” and the robot Maria, who turns out to be less controllable than they thought and they end up burning at the stake).  Kind of a neat parallel to Tony and his mom, I thought. 

Laura Barton tho.

Laura “Clint please stop the home renovations” Barton.

Laura “I know you work for SHIELD Clint, stop giving me that guilty school boy look and just go on your secret mission already” Barton.

Laura “Clint I will tolerate most of your shit but if you so much as think of giving Lila sugar before asking me Nick’s gonna have to look for a new secret agent” Barton.

Laura “get your ass down here Maria, I haven’t seen you ages” Barton.

Laura “you are not allowed to tell Lila and Cooper mission stories, jfc Maria you should know better, even Natasha doesn’t do that” Barton.

Laura “kids uncle Nick cannot play with your because he’s going to be busy explaining why he hasn’t come around for dinner in four months, and he better have a good excuse” Barton

Laura “Clint, please honey no more home renovations, go play on the farm” Barton.

Laura “you’re family too Nick so come back alive to us all right” Barton.

Laura “Natasha I realised you were part cat years ago, don’t bother about it put your head down” Barton.

Laura “Nick please send my husband on a secret mission, he’s got out the tool box, NICK PLEASE” Barton.

Laura “Nat this kid is going to be named after you shut up and get me some good celebratory vodka when you’re done with this mission” Barton.

Laura “Clint those cookies are for Melinda and Nick, Nat you can’t eat them either” Barton.

Laura “come on guys don’t you think you’ve all had enough maybe we should call it a — WAIT DID THOSE AGENTS REALLY SAY THAT ABOUT NICK WHAT FUCKING ASSMUNCHING SHITBAG MOTHERFUCKING BASTARDS” Barton.

Laura “and you call yourselves secret agents, you can’t even get out from under the blankets while hungover, what am I going to do with you bunch” Barton.

Laura “NO MORE HOME RENOVATIONS CLINTON, I MEAN IT, PUT DOWN THE TOOL BOX RIGHT THIS INSTANT” Barton.

LAURA BARTON.

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Brigitte Helm in “Mistress of Atlantis,” (1932), which placed Atlantis as a lost city in the center of the Sahara Desert. It’s in a now-dead genre, the “H. Rider Haggard’s She-rip off” about a powerful sorceress queen of a lost city who falls in love with explorers.

Brigitte Helm is best known as Maria/the Robot from Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” (1927).

Because sound movies were so new, “Mistress of Atlantis” was filmed three times: in English, French, and German.

Fun fact: Brigitte Helm was in a serious traffic accident and was accused of manslaughter. However, Adolf Hitler, a big fan of her movies, personally signed her pardon.

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1-2) Edea Kramer from Final Fantasy VIII (2009), originally designed during production on Final Fantasy VII (1997).

3) Princess Leia from Dark Horse Comics’ 2014 adaptation of George Lucas’ 1974 first-draft script for The Star Wars.

That one seashell Edea has in her hair kind of looks like a cinnamon bun…

I bet there are some really fancy film-prop headdresses in the archives of the Secret Library Archive Project.


Also, rereading the 2014 Dark Horse comic for this post, I noticed two things:

1) C-3PO is colored silver-bronze, like the finish of the Robot Maria on the set of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis.

Lucas initially wanted Threepio to be chrome-colored, then switched to bronze after reading that was the color used for Lang’s robot. The 1977 film made him gold instead. The comic takes a fourth, scrupulously researched option.

However, while the comic’s R2-D2 design is based on Ralph McQuarrie’s 1975 sketches, Lucas’ initial idea in ‘74 was a miniature version of the Martian tripods from The War of the Worlds.

2) The framing of some scenes between Prince Valorum and Annakin Starkiller in issue #8 reminds me intriguingly of the final scenes of Lawrence of Arabia, with Omar Sharif and Anthony Quinn.

Curious.

(And neither character is on-model for 1974, BTW: Valorum was meant to be black, and Annakin should have dark hair.)

3) The nameless Sith on the variant covers of issue #1 has an extremely cool lightsaber with a red glow and an orange/gold core.

Retail (Bucky x Reader) (Part 2)

Based on true events…

[Retail AU]

(Part one)

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As Bucky witnessed his boss fling herself into the restroom he also watched as Maria sadly shuffled onto the floor out front to greet the dreaded four and a half lady. Frantically, he didn’t know whether to hang around towards the back or follow the poor old lady out front. He chose the latter, tailing Maria quietly to see just how scary the small footed lady was that made his boss jump a mile into the toilet. “Hello, how are you doing?” Maria greeted with a forced smile on her face, muttering under her breath to Bucky, but he couldn’t hear a single word she breathed out.

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98. “Hold me back!’ - 3 anons and @namay 

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As Bucky witnessed his boss fling herself into the restroom he also watched as Maria sadly shuffled onto the floor out front to greet the dreaded four and a half lady. Frantically, he didn’t know whether to hang around towards the back or follow the poor old lady out front. He chose the latter, tailing Maria quietly to see just how scary the small footed lady was that made his boss jump a mile into the toilet. “Hello, how are you doing?” Maria greeted with a forced smile on her face, muttering under her breath to Bucky, but he couldn’t hear a single word she breathed out.

“Uh huh,” the lady acknowledged as she looked among the shelves of shoes. “Do you have these in a four and a half?” she held up a taupe colored strappy sandal to Maria.

“I’ll check,” Maria replied, turning her back towards the floor as she moved back into the shelves. “This woman never buys and she always asks us to pull out a million different shoes.”

“Do you even have anything in a four and a half?” Bucky leaned against the wall as he stared at the small woman looking into the shelves.

“Nope,” she answered, walking back out to where the lady stood. She let out a heavy sigh as soon as she saw her, a sigh that only Bucky heard as he followed her again. In the customer’s arms were about eight shoes, waiting to ask poor Maria for more sizes. “No, smallest is a seven.”

“Well, let me try it on, just so I can get the feel of it.”

“Oh my God,” a quiet voice sounded behind Bucky, making him jump slightly in reaction. He turned to see (Y/N) standing behind him with her arms crossed. “Why am I not surprised?”

“How was your escape to the restroom?” Bucky joked, chuckling at her reaction towards the customer as he observed Maria getting more agitated by the second.

“How kind of you to ask, Bucky,” you laughed.

“Do you have any of these in a four and a half?”

“I’ll check,” Maria said robotically. Before she could turn around, a small smile shined on her face as she greeted the FedEx delivery brightly. “Steven, good morning!”

The tall, blonde haired man, parking his shipment cart right outside the store window before walking in with a smile on his face. “Hello, ladies. How many do we have today?”

“Just ten, not that bad,” (Y/N) replied in a high pitched voice as she gestured towards the pile of bagged shoes, making Bucky crinkle his eyebrows in curiosity at her reaction towards the FedEx guy.

“New guy?” the man by the name of Steven questioned (Y/N) with a nod.

“Yeah, Bucky meet Steve. Steve, Bucky,” she introduced them to each other as Maria squeezed past them to the back to grab the customer her shoes.

Before Bucky or Steve could utter a word in greeting to each other, the lady sitting on the couch annoyingly complained. “Are you the manager? Because what you’re doing is very rude and you can expect me to never come back here again,” she said as she threw her purse over her shoulder and stormed out of the store.

(Y/N) scoffed as soon as she left, yelling at Maria to stop looking. “I was about to ask you boys to hold me back because I was going to rip that bitch apart,” she joked, whispering out a quiet “shit” as she realized that she had cursed.

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