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anonymous asked:

Do you think a character like Wanda can ever have an existence separate from the Avengers? The end of her series was kind of sad (maybe semi-intentionally) because she tried to find a life for herself separate from the Avengers and then asked them to take her back, which happens every time she tries to find her own way. Same thing happened to Vision - Avengers Assemble Annual ended with him saying he needed to find his own place, and he never did. Are they just stuck with their team like X-Men?

I don’t think she can ever be entirely separate from the Avengers in the comics (adaptations are another matter), but that’s okay. I talk a lot about Wanda’s fluidity as a character, but her true status quo in 616 is as an Avenger. That is the place to which she always returns, and it’s good for characters to have that place.

However, I think the situation with her and Vizh is different from the X-Men. They return to the Avengers solely because that is their home book, their natural place in the MU, thanks to decades of storytelling. It’s where they fit because they are entwined with the Avengers mythos.

That’s true of the X-Men too, but with X-characters, there is an additional layer. They are pulled to that central hub of The Team because the mutant metaphor is at the heart of both the team and all the characters on it. There are loads of X-Men who are compelling on their own, but they are all elevated by the power of that metaphor. The idea of the X-Men is stronger than any of the individual characters.

The thematic strength of the X-Men is leagues above any other superhero team. They are united in a way that teams composed of disparate people just deciding to be heroes aren’t, and when the metaphor is done well, the characters tend to work better. Rising tide lifts all boats.

Unsolved Paleo Mysteries Month #19 – Mesozoic Maritime Mammal Molars

Icthyoconodon jaworowskorum was a member of the volaticotherians, a group of eutriconodonts most famous for featuring the earliest known gliding mammal. Living during the Early Cretaceous of Morocco (~145-140 mya), it’s known only from a few isolated teeth.

Based on the measurements of the teeth it was probably one of the larger eutriconodonts, close in size to Jugulator. I can’t find any body size estimates, but it may have have a total length of around 50-60cm (20-24″).

Plenty of fossil mammals are known solely from teeth, but what’s most interesting about this one is that its remains were found in coastal marine deposits without any signs of degradation or transport damage by water currents. This indicates the animal probably died at sea very close to the location where it was preserved.

A few other eutriconodonts are now known to have been semi-aquatic, so Ichthyocondon might have been adapted to a similar lifestyle, making it one of the earliest known marine mammals. Another potential explanation is that it was a Volaticotherium-like glider that got blown out to sea.

As with many of this month’s paleontological mysteries, we need some more substantial fossil remains to know for sure. I’ve reconstructed it here as both main possibilities, as an otter-like semi-aquatic animal and as a patagium-bearing glider.

(And if you want to see some much more speculative volaticotherians restored as powered flyers, I recently did a couple of commissions like that for @kenbrasai – they’re the first two here.)


Cold, clammy winter still held sway in this forsaken country. The only green was the scum of livid weed on the dark greasy surfaces of the sullen waters. Dead grasses and rotting reeds loomed up in the mists like ragged shadows of long forgotten summers.

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Conflicting Love

Originally posted by mintsugakookies

Genre: romance/Fluff/Angst/Semi smut (maybe ?)
Pairing: Jungkook& Unknown 
Length:  754 words
Summary: Your friend Jimin is a new intern at your workplace and your boyfriend Jungkook ,who happens to be a superior, isn’t pleased at the sight of you and Jimin together.

You stared at him and he stared back at you. You knew something was wrong with the way his piercing eyes were glued onto you. He had this way of staring you up and down as if it was something natural. Jungkook never had any shame to express how he felt and this time his blood was boiling with anger at the sight of you and the new intern Park Jimin. Watching you from afar was only adding fuel to the fire.

“Are you sure this is alright?” Jimin stuttered as he watched jungkook’s orbs darkening at the sight of jimin whispering onto your ears

“Are you scared of my boyfriend, jimin?” you chuckled in response “He doesn’t bite! I promise”

“No, he doesn’t bite but he probably has a plan to murder me” Jimin bit on his bottom lip

“Relax” you rub your friend’s arm in reassurance

“No, how can I relax when Jeon Jungkook is staring at me”

“What?” you raised a suspicious brow “Do you like him or something?”

“E-Excuse you!!!! I do NOT LIKE HIM! WHAT DO YOU TAKE ME FOR?!”

“Oh lord” you sighed before tapping his arm “You’re the third one”


“The third friend who falls for him” you rolled your eyes

“Pardon?” jimin stepped back

“Get in line buddy, Jungkook is quite popular” you comment “I, myself can’t even believe he’s my man”

“I don’t like him!” jimin protests “I’m about to shit my pants because he keeps on staring at me with knives in his eyes!”

“Jungkook does kill people though” you nod


“He’s amazing at seduction that’s what I meant “you add before whispering in his ear “One smirk and he gets what he wants”

“Just exactly…” Jimin runs his tongue across his bottom lip in frustration” why are you so cool about this?! He could be a player! Why are you dating him?”

“I got used to it” you cross your arms on your chest “Jungkook is not a player if that’s what you want to know. He may get what he wants, but once he’s stuck onto something, he never leaves it.”

“Are you sure this is a healthy relationship?” Jimin rubs his temples in frustration

“Oh no jimin, you don’t understand” you shook your head “there’s nothing healthier than a relationship with jungkook”


“This kid forces me to eat vegetables everyday” you growl “Can I just squish his face” you express discontentment

“Am I allowed to puke now?” Jimin cringed

“You do like Jungkook” you nod

“I do not!”

“Oh look! Jungkook is coming over here!” you comment

“F*ck” Jimin pulls your arm and hides behind you

“Why are you hiding? Does he makes you nervous?” you smirk

“Stop speculating shit like that! And why did you lie! I almost shat my pants you son of a @#$E@#$@$”

“I’m a female” you stare at him

“And I’m a mochi! So what?! You’re still being unfair to me!”

“Jimin…” you turn around to face him “It’s okay to fanboy over my boyfriend”

“I am NOT FANBOYING” jimin scowled

“Who’s not fanboying?” Jungkook’s voice made every nerve in jimin’s body freeze

“I-I-I… Good morning sir” jimin bows

“Is he the new intern we hired ?” Jungkook stared at you

“Yes” you smiled “He’s very cute isn’t he?” you poked jimin

“You better shut the front door before I—“jimin glared at you “I mean… yes sir…” Jimin bowed to jungkook

Jungkook stopped on his tracks to analyze each and every feature of the new worker. From his clothing style, to his hair to the way his eyes crinkled every time he made that dumb smile. One thing that caught jungkook’s attention was…

“Very small…” Jungkook smirked

“S-Small?” Jimin stuttered

“Jungkook” you furrowed your brows “Don’t be so rude”

“Not rude. I was just stating facts” he responded staring at jimin “ I believe you might want to make your presence as small as you are if you want to keep on being an intern here , Park Jimin-ssi”

“Jungkook” you pinch his arm “I-I’m sorry jimin-ah, he can be a bit cranky in the mornings”

“No… It’s all good” Jimin stuttered “I’ll just go do my work” he stammered before leaving both of you in a staring contest

Jungkook wasn’t being his usual self and the way his dark orbs locked onto yours, gave off a completely different feeling than the normal Guy you were used to. What was wrong with him?

To be continued…


I wrote this on impulse lol and I wanted it to be more dramatic than that but I ended up writing fluff/crack.Request for a part 2 if you want more :) <3 This is just a drabble I wrote for fun, so I hope you had fun reading it as well <333

Supergirl is so progressive guys like omg I finally see why everyone raves about it!!! The black female character M'Gann M'orzz with 2 seconds of screen time is actually is getting sent off the show and I can’t remember why she was there, which as a black girl myself, makes me so ecstatic to see myself represented with such presence and effort.

I’m also such a fan of Maggie Sawyer being a Latina and I’m so glad the Supergirl production team let a white actress with a tan portray a Latina. I imagine they’re really thrilled that their only Latinx representation is a white woman with a tan and they get to collect interracial wlw points without the ship even being interracial that’s so cool. Our once semi maybe lead black male Jimmy Jim James John Olson?? Outstanding. Bravo.

The show is so woke, they broke up Kara and James, an interracial ship, who were in love and decided to be together, actually relegated James to the sidekick and made Mon-El, a white guy, probably a distant relative, the male face of Supergirl. He’s in every promo, every poster, and every media outlet review. And even better? He’s always with Kara. Especially on promos. He gets the most screentime nowadays second to Kara while Mr. Olson is a passing mention with those in depth one liners. The rep and love for poc and woc is so lit on this show.

I see the hype now. Finally a progressive superhero show! Discrimination is dead and it’s all thanks to the work of the writers of a show about our fav oppressed immigrant, Supergirl 😊🙌🏾.

Mission: Semi-Automatic // Chapter 6


(also im internally laughing because… peter johnson)

hey maybe read it on ao3 

Boy, was Percy not used to suits. The stood on a tiny round platform in front of a mirror, wearing a pitch black tailored suit with a thin blue tie down the middle of a crisp white shirt. Black socks and black dress shoes that he was sure were oxfords. Surprisingly, it was comfortable. At least, as comfortable as a brand new suit could be. Though, the cufflinks were his favorite. Bronze engraved with little waves. It felt like a touch of him to ground himself. God, would this take getting used to. The whole room was different shades of blue and grey. Dark woods surrounded him and a bright backlit mirror blared his reflection back at him. Either it was the lighting or he needed more sleep.

The gala started early that night, at six. When Percy was finally fitted the time was three in the afternoon. The event itself was two hours away, with enough time to brief and eat before leaving. Percy took this time to find Annabeth to go over cover stories and guidelines for him to go by. He probably wouldn’t remember to follow them, but oh well. It was worth a shot.

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anonymous asked:

So last week I was in math class right with this guy I hate. He's misogynistic and he sucks. I didn't think I could dislike any more than I already did. I was wrong. I was talking about civil war with my friend and this boy stands up and says "Tony Stark is to blame for everything, he's the worst character in the MCU and he's killed so many people. He never even apologized."

ahhh, well my friend, I have to deal with two boys a little like that too. one of them is a creep, and one of them is an anti.

for the creep, I have a firmly established rule that he is not to come within touching distance of me. if he breaks that rule, then I kick him up the ass.
he does not tend to break that rule. I do not hold back, and I tend to look murderous af when at school, so I feel he may be slightly terrified of me.
good. that is what we want.

for the anti, it tends to be at lunch when he says his shit. or at least, the one time he dared to in front of me.
he… may have been stabbed with a plastic fork. very lightly. but he did not say anything again.

summary: in most cases, solve your conflict in a professional, adult way. in rare cases, if the subject is being a creep/ a persistent asshole- impale them.

It’s hard to watch The Final Problem and not feel bad for Mycroft most of all.

The things this man has done to keep family together and somewhat semi-functioning. Maybe he made mistakes (putting it mildly), but he’s tried

Euros obviously resents him and prefers Sherlock. Sherlock himself is, eh, not hateful of Mycroft, at least. He’s affectionate. But, as the ending hints, he far prefers the psychotic sibling to the saner, rational one. 

Then you realise the parents are probably always going to be secretly pissed off at him for the lies. 

I felt kinda bad for him. He did not ask to have, well, such a batshit family.