Josephine Baker was a famous African American dancer, singer, and actress born in 1906 St. Louis, Missouri. Sadly she was not appreciated in the US, so she went to Paris in the 1920s, where her amazing talent, charm, and charisma were such a smashing success that she became a movie star there. Oh, and she had a pet cheetah named Chiquita, who often escaped the stage to terrorize the musicians.
Even more badass - during WWII, she served as a spy to the French military intelligence, collecting info about German troop locations at all the fancy parties she went to. She pinned those notes, written in invisible ink on her sheet music, inside her underwear. How cool is that.
She also contributed to the Civil Rights movement, and refused to perform for segregated audiences during her tours in the US.
The Survey Corps Ranked among the most elite soldiers, they are tasked with attempting to reclaim territory that has been lost to the Titans. Despite being the most well trained, they often come under dispute from those within the Walls and are constantly under threat of being disbanded since they suffer high losses, and usually fail to supply results.
The Military Police The Military Police are in charge of keeping order inside the Walls and protecting the King. Due to their important function as guardians of the most important humans, only the top 10 trainees from a graduating class are permitted to join them. Despite recruiting from only the best, they are shown to be corrupt and often incompetent due to the nature of their work inside the Walls, far away from Titans.
The Garrison The Garrison is responsible for patrolling and protecting the walls. They are set the task of evacuating citizens and dispatching Titans in case of an emergency breach in the Walls. The current commander is Dot Pixis.
Trainees Squad The 104th Trainees Squad is the training squad where almost all of the main characters of the series originate from. The top ten of the class were the one who demonstrated the greatest physical abilities and had the highest grades, and these trainees were the few soldiers that were allowed to join the Military Police and live in the capitol inside of the inner walls.
Why I think 3x17 will be the best episode of the Season:
- Angry Jay
- Broken Jay
- Hurt Jay
- Jesse’s amazing acting
- Jay getting revenge
- Jay in the cage
- Jay breaking in the bathroom
- Info on Jay’s military background
- Info on Mouse’s military background
- Jesse’s amazing acting
- Jay in his Dress Blues?
- Mouse in his Dress Blues?
- Sniper Halstead?
- Olinsky supporting Jay
- Jay “going all Voight”
- Jay spiraling out of control - Erin comforting Jay - Concerned Erin - Confrontation between Erin & Briana - Jay confining in Erin - Learning more about Jay - Jesse’s amazing acting - Linstead defines their relationship - the live tweeting - Bushfer twitter flirting - the live watch photos - Sophia Snapchatting - Sophia praising her bae - Jesse’s amazing acting - Jesse Snapchatting - The end of Briana/Charisma
When we write, especially when we write (or art!) about superheroes, all sorts of questions come up. How fast is the Quinjet, exactly? Where could this epic battle take place without killing a bunch of civilians, and what are the surroundings like? What kind of take-out are they going to order on movie night? How far away is the nearest shwarma place? Would a fresh-out-of-the-ice Steve Rogers know about things like bananas and Chinese food? What even were the social norms of the 1920s-40s? What did the clothing look like? What about planes and motorcycles and guns? And what could Tony be working on that’s tech or engineering focused enough to appeal to him, but doesn’t require several paragraphs of explanation to be meaningful? And that’s just in your basic canon setting. What happens when you start inserting time travel, or multiple universes, or straight-up AUs? Canon is great for storytelling and idea-generation, but it also raises a lot of questions for those of us who try to work with it.
(Sometimes there’s just nothing left to do but look it up and learn.)
Here are some resources we hope can help with those itching questions in your brain:
First things first, some SteveTony specific resources, as compiled by @stevetonyfic. If your question’s about canon, fandom, of the ship itself, this link lists some great starting points. Also, feel free to send the event mods an email, drop us an ask, or ask people in the #cap-im chat! We have a lot of incredibly knowledgeable and informed people in this fandom who will be happy to help point you in the right direction.
(Lookit little skinny Steve. What does he eat between attempts at conning the army into taking him? Where does he go? What does he do when Bucky’s not dragging him on double dates?)
Looking for academic sources but don’t have that handy university-sanctioned pass behind a paywall? Check out @writersyoga’s post on free research materials. The blog also offers writing tips and more specific research advice.
(No really, what is Tony’s armor even made of here that makes it cling like that? And why is no one using the giant pile of smoothed-down rubble in the background as a slide yet?)
@clevergirlhelps has a little bit (make that more than a little bit) of everything listed on their resources page. No really. There are links for topics from art techniques through medical details, clothing, survival skills, house floorplans, music and mythology, alongside more writer-focused resources for taking breaks, making your wordcount goal and expanding your vocabulary. For SteveTony in particular we’ve always been fond of this post on writing close friendships.
But I’m sure it doesn’t mean that they’re enlisting this year. Dujun, Hyunseung and Junhyung probably had it the previous year. Such examination is required to determine whether a man is suitable for military service or not. Next year will be the 86-87 liners’ turn so we don’t have to worry yet.