movie: mos

DCEU and the common message so far

MoS: Humanity is worth saving and should be able to live out their life. Krypton had their chance and now it’s time to let humans have theirs.

BvS: There’s still light in the world. Through all the hate and crime, there are still people out there trying to do the right thing and in times of need we rally together. (Bruce Wayne’s restored faith in humanity after being inspired by Superman’s sacrifice.)

WW: Humanity isn’t perfect but they are capable of great things and should be able to forge their own path.

Not that hard of a concept to grasp.

Allow me to be politically incorrect but I don’t think people actually get Man of Steel unless they are an immigrant or if they are empathetic to immigrant stories.

What Clark goes through in that film is what illegal immigrant go through all the time.

“Yeah, he might be a good dude but he still could do some bad. Let’s throw him out.”

When you get to the core of the story, the movie is about an immigrant so I don’t expect a lot of people to get it. Especially in Trump’s America.

someone: dceu clark is so dark and broody that’s not what superman is supposed to be

me, internally: clark kent has a far more multifaceted personality than bright and sunshiney and hopeful, and the fact that he can still remain so throughout bvs despite the vilification he constantly encounters takes incredible willpower. plus, he’s still in the middle of character development, like all of the characters in the dceu: he’s still growing and changing. not to mention it’s toxic masculinity to treat his easy expression of his emotions as simple “dark” and “broodiness.” he is a flawed and imperfect character who is still learning, who, despite the negativity he faces, despite the hatred unfairly directed toward him, still keeps and cherishes a tender kindness he has nurtured throughout his life, and which is more precious and more hopeful in light of what he has been through, and i think that’s beautiful.

me, irl: leaves

How dare someone say DC isn’t inspiring hope?! It is inspiring hope in a world where finding hope is hard. Superheroes shouldn’t enter a universe when everything is okay and be the source of rising tension and problems, they should enter the world when people have nothing else to believe in when they need inspiration!

The DC universe starts with Clark Kent being a hero in a world where people would turn against him. Clark Kent can’t find his place in the world, he is struggling with creating his own identity, but he is still saving lives. Lois finds him because everywhere he goes he saves people. The world is invaded and Clark is pushed as he would realistically to his breaking point (the destruction is the level it would be if a world ending fight had happened) the world is scared it needs hope. It needs superheroes to inspire. Criticize MOS all you want, everyone knows that if a being with God like powers showed up you bet your ass everything Martha feared would come true, but Clark still has enough faith in humanity to risk everything for it- how is that not hopeful?

BVS is apparently so dark, but the entire movie is about people who have lost hope regaining it. Clark struggles with being hated and feared, he struggles to deal with his sacrifice, as anyone would. He pushed himself to the breaking point for people, and yet they don’t trust him. Clark instead of breaking works hard to prove himself, he tries to be a hero for the world, to fit in. It isn’t easy for Clark, but it is worth it to him, Clark see’s enough good in humanity that he finds a reason to be their hero despite the fact that he doesn’t owe the world a goddamn thing. 

Bruce has lost everything, he has lost his purpose, and he see’s the worst in Clark, as he see’s the worst in himself, and humanity. Bruce despite struggling with his PTSD  finds a reason to trust again because of Clark’s heroism. It’s Clark Kent’s embodiment of the most human principles (hope, trust, faith) that brings Bruce back from the edge. “Men are still good”

BVS shows heroes even when they lose hope can find it again. Diana is much the same, after a World War she doesn’t think that humanity deserves saving, but because she see’s a man with no power fight a losing battle, when she see’s a being much like herself risk everything despite being rejected she remembers why she fights! How is that not hopeful.

Suicide Squad begins with dealing with the fallout of Superman’s death, the world hasn’t simply gotten over it. However, horrible people, people who have no reason to trust each other, or fight for humanity, come together to save it because even the worst of us have the potential to do the right thing. The idea that no one is too far gone to save, that even with a bomb in your head you can choose to save someone you care about is shown. That is pure hope.

Hope is easy in a world where the hero can save everyone, hope is easy when people trust heroes from the start. But hope in a universe where your faith is constantly tested, now that is an achievement.

I rewatched Man of Steel and Batman v Superman today in celebration of Superman Day-ok, so I only found out it was superman day after watching mos but still. Both movies were so much better than the first time I watched them. I remember thinking mos was alright but now I see the hope and optimism imbedded in the so called ‘dark’ tone of the film. I loved the Lois storyline. She’s not just a damsel in distress - in both films. I love that we don’t have to go through the whole guessing game with her and Clark’s alter ego. And I love the natural progression of their relationship. I sorta wish we could have seen more of their budding relationship when he joins the daily planet but I am aware that it wouldn’t have worked in the way the film’s were set up. I enjoyed Clark’s journey and him battling the very human themes of life, love and death, and whether to show the world who he really is. He was always a hero and we saw that in the flashbacks. He’s so very human and a lot of ppl seemed to have missed that when watching the film. Just bc he has these amazing powers doesn’t take away from the very human man within.
And bvs, well that was a great tie into the justice league and I loved every minute of it. The fight between the titular characters still gets me a little but I like the way it was handled. The introduction of Bruce has me excited for JL and his standalone film. Ben kills it as Batman. And omg Gal’s scenes are still some of my favourite of the film. I liked the continuation of Clark and Lois’ story. You can really see how much they love and respect each other; its beautiful. Henry once again amazes me as the perfect casting for Superman and his characterization is believable and humbling. Even Lex was more palatable the second time round.
God, rewatching both these films has made me even more excited for Justice League (if that were possible). Cant freaking wait for more films in the dceu universe.

anonymous asked:

Are there any MOSs that are mocked for being 'unimportant'?

Most assuredly! The most well-known example of a job that gets thoroughly mocked is 42A, Human Resource Specialist. When someone wants to insult someone for incompetence, “Looks like you should’ve been a 42A.” If someone is very bookish and having trouble with the physical part of their job, “You didn’t enlist as 42A, you know.” 

Of course, these taunts are all rather silly when you realize 42As are often the ones responsible for us getting pay, BAH, BAS, leave, and so on. 

It’s probably easier for me to list the occupations/types of units who AREN’T mocked for being unimportant. 
-Infantry
-Airborne
-Med Corps
-EOD
-Special Forces
-Rangers
-Combat Engineers
-Signals Intelligence
-Comms
-Cav scouts
-Mechanics

Aaaaand that’s about it. If any given soldier says they’re any one of these things, most people will probably go “Okay, you’re legit.” Not all of these things are mutually exclusive of course; some of them add on additional badassery. 91B is Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic, and they can be attached to almost any unit, but a 91B stationed with infantry is probably thought of with more esteem than a 91B stationed with an Air Defense unit.

Pretty much everyone else is fair game for being made fun of. Air Defense, (my branch) cook, any and all office jobs including S-1 through S-6, and gosh pretty much anyone and everyone who isn’t doing physical bullshit 24-7. 

Of course every MOS in the army is important, sure, we say that, but sometimes it really does get to you and you don’t feel that important. Feeling like my job was worthless was a big reason I didn’t stay in as long as I intended. 

-Kingsley

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