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  • Peter: Will you drive me to the mall?
  • Tony: What did Steve say?
  • Peter: He said no.
  • Tony: Then why would I allow you?
  • Peter: He's not the boss of you.
  • Tony: [internally] This is a trap this is a trap this is a trap
The power of a ship...
  • Me before WW: Chris Pine? Yeah he's cute. Charming, talented. Nice voice and pretty eyes. Among the Chrises, top three, depending on the beard situation.
  • Me after WW: CHRIS PINE??? IS A GIFT??? Those lips! When he grins! And his eyes! Paul Newman blue! When he brushes a lock of hair off his forehead???? My. New. Kink. I burn, I PINE, I perish!!!

do you ever think about the fact that steve trevor didn’t have much faith in humanity or saving people because of the combat he’d seen 

but he met diana and gave up his life to save people because diana restored that faith in him and believed in her ability to save the world. and died with a smile on his face because of her

“Captain America Fitness Challenge” um I need to know more???

  • is this like……. Standard Curriculum™ that every highschooler has to do?
  • or is peter’s phys ed teacher just That Cool that he brings in this stuff in a last ditch effort to get the kids to actually participate
  • how does it compare to the pacer test
  • what does it involve?? Does it actually have anything to do with the way cap fights
  • or, in other words, is there a frisbee involved
  • if it is based off his fighting style how many children need to get injured before the school drops the vid
  • is there one… for every avenger ??
  • or was Steve just deemed the Wholesome One
  • why is it still being used after he became an international fugitive and all that isn’t all that shit like Not A Good Example
  • and is that actually steve who filmed it or a look alike
  • I’m gonna assume it’s steve bc that makes it much funnier
  • how many of these… have been made
  • is there a whole series?
  • so
  • many
  • questions
Wonder Woman and Subverting Born Sexy Yesterday

The awesome born sexy yesterday video is putting that trope on the forefront of everyone’s minds, which is great. Critique away!

I just wanted to point out a few of the ways Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, and the writers subvert the worst aspects of the trope.

I’ll try to be as vague as possible but SPOILERS:

1. Diana is not embarrassed by nudity of any kind. Yes, her outfit is revealing. BUT one guess as to who gets naked in this film. Hint: it’s not the person the trope usually applies to.

2. Diana is untouched by a man by virtue of the plot – she’s never even seen one before. But the film makes a point of calling out her knowledge of sex. It even heavily implies that Diana takes charge of her own pleasure, be it via self-pleasure or bisexual/pansexual Diana ftw!

3. Steve is her guide to the outside world, but so is Candy. Steve is her guide to the outside world, but never once is Diana abnormally impressed with his insights or his teaching moments. Ice cream vendor, though? He should be very proud.

4. The born sexy yesterday trope is predicated on the idea that a woman falls in love with the first schlub she sees and worships him. That emphatically does not happen. In fact, it’s a running gag that Steve is trying to convince Diana that he’s above average. Only when he proves it to her – through his kindness and his bravery – does she fall for him.

5. The thing that happens in the middle? Not the “prize” saved for the hero’s reward like it is usually is in the Born Sexy Yesterday trope.

So, yes, Diana is a fish out of water. Yes Gal Gadot is a stunner. But those two elements are not what make born sexy yesterday such an egregious violation of female agency. Wonder Woman does not exist to be taught by a mediocre man who she holds up as god’s gift than for no other reason than that he’s breathing near her.

Instead, she learns and teaches equally in reciprocation with a true partner–aka my favorite feminist fantasy trope.

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I had a bad idea for an old meme and my friend had access to MS Paint.

Bonus:

ultron came for my home boy steve calling him “gods righteous man” and saying that he’s “pretending he could live without a war” and then steve my main man comes back a film later dropping shields and titles like they ain’t shit and picking up Bucky and walking away bc he never needed a war, he just needed something worth fighting for and now he’s got bucky and he puts himself first he’s got the best thing to fight for - love and a chance at happiness, steve did that !!! an icon!