I thought you guys were overselling the Great British Baking Show and NO, nobody was. It’s so sweet omg, and I love the interactions between the very young bakers and everybody else, like the young ones are often among the best but also so open to learning and the older ones are so encouraging of the widdle ones and everybody is so supportive of each other. It’s a cooking show and I think that, because your product speaks for itself in the end and they don’t care what led up to the finished product, you’re really incentivized to just do your best work and not be mean to anyone. I’m sure you hope someone else does worse than you but not in a mean way, just a regular competitive way. It’s so cute omg.
Why Are Female Superheroes Always Being Nerfed in Movies?
(via Urban Dictionary)
I tend to believe (or at least try to believe) that most people’s expressions don’t originate from a place of bad intention. I don’t think most screenwriters or directors surreptitiously conspire to make female audience members feel as though they are lesser. But I also recognize that the resonance of cultural/societal bias has reverberating strength so, whether the offense be deliberate or subconscious, it deserves to be discussed if it seems palpable. To me, it’s an undeniable truth that when women are in possession of power in fiction, they are far more likely to be depicted as being out of control of it and/or far less confident in it than male peers. Because of this, they tend to the get the shaft and become less integral as a result which I believe sends a very bad message. So please, don’t take this post as some incendiary call to arms or indictment of anyone, I just want to share some observations. I’m still a fan, I’m still going to be seeing these movies and there are still lots of things I still like about them.
This whole thing occurred to me, for possibly the billionth time, when I was watching a clip from Captain America: Civil War. A bevy of Avengers charge at Bucky Barnes, Tony gets to catch a bullet before being smacked down and T’Challa gets right back up again after taking a few hits, meanwhile, Sharon Carter gets flipped into table and Natasha gets subdued by simple strangulation. It cuts deeper seeing ‘Tasha be made such a fool by him because A) she has a long history of being exceptionally formidable in the comics (particularly against Bucky- see below) and B) this is the second time this has happened. Like the last time, she straddled him and, like last time, she’s tapped in a fraction of a second. Also, take note, a lot of her lead-in is dependent upon Sharon’s diversion. Look at the way a de-suited Tony so confidently smacks Bucky when, really, he’s the one of the crew (maybe above Sharon) with the least melee experience. Logically, his attack should’ve been the easiest to subvert even with a bullet-blocking hand, it’s as though 2 women=1 unarmed Iron Man.
i think i already made this post but his lil costume fangs would poke out every time he smiled and it was so cute cause for the most part he was just super straight faced but………….the lil fangs……………………….g o D
So how about a fic where Stiles & Derek have been dancing around the idea of getting together for awhile, but something always happens to keep them apart. Neither of them are great with emotional talks, which is just adding to the problem & the building tension between them. Stiles finds a spell that he thinks will help….
Below is a very bad ficlet/barely a prompt cause i’m not a writer so someone fix it if you want <3!