street villains

Black Hat: [gives a client a briefcase with his proprietary “Black Hat Dollars” as payment]
Client: “…Is this a joke?! This ‘money’ isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on!”
Black Hat: “On the contrary… every Black Hat Dollar will be worth 5 British pounds. That is the exchange rate that Bank of England will set once I’ve kidnapped their Queen.”

(Source: Street Fighter (movie))


“Bravo! Bravo! A marvelous performance! Although I was expecting you fifteen minutes earlier. Trouble with the chemistry set, old boy?”

-Professor Ratigan, “The Great Mouse Detective”

Idea: the bats give the villains a way to contact them after they realize that since many of the villains compete for resources, it would be in their best interests to report their competitors.

This is a very important idea because it comes with the image of Two-Face and Penguin yelling at each other in a back alley, deciding to report each other at the same time, and diving for their phones. Cobblepot frantically scrolls through his contacts while Harvey screams HEY SIRI CALL BATMAN into his speaker. If only they had put Batman on speed dial

So, at work yesterday...

I fielded a call from a guy who was looking for my boss. She was out, so I took a message, and when I asked for his name, he informed me that it was Julian Sham.

Originally posted by tiphaineaileen

From this, I can draw only two conclusions:
1. Count Olaf is getting even worse at remembering his own aliases.
2. My boss must have adopted a trio of precocious orphans, and is now presumably in grave danger.
Action-Packed Kingsman 2 CinemaCon Footage Will Get You Amped Up For The Sequel - CINEMABLEND
With a sequel gearing up almost immediately after big box office numbers started rolling in, we've been waiting for Kingsman: The Golden Circle for a while now... but the first-look footage we saw this week definitely suggests that the follow-up will be worth the wait.

Here is a more detailed description of the Kingsman: The Golden Circle footage shown at Cinemacon:

Beginning with scenes from the first movie featuring Eggsy’s (Taron Egerton) first tour through Kingsman headquarters with Harry Hart (Colin Firth), the footage then immediately cut to a fast paced car chase with Eggsy being hotly pursued by three vehicles through city streets. As the villains open fire on our hero’s vehicle, Eggsy gets in contact with Merlin (Mark Strong), who is at his computer and navigating him away from danger. When in a safe open area, the hood of Eggsy’s car slides open, and we watch from an aerial view the launching of three missiles that completely destroy the attackers.

It happens that this conflict is no random incident, as we learn in voice over that there is an underworld organization that is swiftly working to specifically take out Kingsman agents. As we see a creepy robot assassin in action, it becomes clear that this group is highly technologically advanced, with members distinguishable by their lack of fingerprints and a circle tattoo made of 24 carat gold (hence the movie’s subtitle). It’s also clear that their tactics are wildly successful, as a montage shows some massive explosions – including the haberdashery that guises the Kingsman headquarters.

It seems that these events leave Eggsy and Merlin all but completely out of resources, and while the former is panicked, the latter tells him to remember his training. Initiating “Doomsday Protocol,” Merlin reveals a safe, and explains that the answers to their problems rest within. What they are surprised to discover, however, is that the only thing inside is some bourbon labeled Statesman Whiskey. They drink until they hit the bottom of the bottle, and it’s there that they discover what they need to do next: the printing of “Distilled in Kentucky” with a circled, counter-clockwise-turned “K” tells them they have to head to the Bluegrass State.

With the sound of “Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)” by Elton John queuing up, Eggsy and Merlin make the 3000 mile journey across the Atlantic - and in another montage of awesomeness, we not only meet a couple of the fantastic actors joining the franchise as members of the Statesman (including Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges), but also learn that Harry Hart is still alive and sporting a spiffy new eyepatch (you may remember he was shot in the eye while in Kentucky in the first Kingsman).

From there, the footage sped up considerably, as we were treated to the sight of a robot dog in a bowling alley, our first look at Halle Berry (who proclaims to “like them geeky”), as well as the preferred weapon of Channing Tatum’s character: a laser lasso that we see him use to cut a dude cleanly in half. The big showstopper at the end featured a ride on a ski lift going incredibly wrong for our heroes with the cable snapping and plunging the car down the side of a mountain. Fortunately, it’s a pod that is outfitted with a giant American flag parachute (a clear reference to The Spy Who Loved Me). The first look ended with Eggsy saying, “That’s very American,” and Tatum’s Statesman agent laughing and enthusiastically replying with a thick Kentucky accent, “Fuck yeah!”

Byron did not do with the Gothic hero-villains what Blake and Shelley did–infuse them with existential force, ramify them profoundly. Rather, Byron made the Gothic hero-villain into a bourgeois attraction, the merely interesting man. For if Byron is himself the hero-villain–an original enough stroke–he never confronts what’s darkest in himself with a transforming urge.

Byron lacked all capacity for introspection. He had a sharp, mercurial mind, capable of lightning response to events, but he had the analytic ability of a songbird.

And what is darkest in the Byronic hero is not really very dark. He cannot see deeply enough, look with sufficient coldness, to reveal anything truly disturbing. Byron is forever playing at evil. He’s sentimental, shallow, always posturing, never conveying the intensity of precursors like Hamlet, or even of Ambrosio. The Byronic hero is charismatic, but thoroughly conventional and small-scale in all of his crises and woes. He performs the role of alluring aristocrat to the philistine middle classes. Without intellectual capability, without emotional nuance, the wildly popular Byronic figure cheapens the image of the Gothic hero-villain, and makes the serious Gothic-visionary encounter that much less tenable.

Byron had what Freud would call a stunningly mobile libido. He was able to shift commitments of psychic energy with the speed that an accomplished trader can move futures on the floor of the Exchange. Byron never rests where he might be caught out an made to commit himself. He’s always on the move, always changing–in part out of a fear of being confronted for the opportunist that he is. He’s radically attractive, but loves no one but himself.

Byron turns the idiom of the Gothic into the stuff of Hollywood entertainment; his persona influences every cheaply alienated actor from Humphrey Bogart to Jack Nicholson, as well as the femme fatale. In his vision of life as endless irony (for what is irony but the expressed unwillingness to render full investment in one’s beliefs or relations?), he offers a deconstruction of the various modes of mental strife that Blake and Shelley and Emerson practice. He’s a progenitor of everything in the Anglo-American mind that’s attracted to our various postmodernisms, predicting and endorsing the world of parody, cut-up, pastiche, mime, impersonation, repetition, surface flash, and ceaseless movement. (If David Letterman could rhyme, he’d be a second-tier Byron.) Byron saps the potential for Gothic and visionary conjunction, leading culture toward a new age in which wisdom lies in the art of sliding well on surfaces. In the current cultural imagination, one of Gothic’s main alternatives is the skimming mode manifest in the postmodern culture of unabated irony.

—  Mark Edmundson, Nightmare on Main Street: Angels, Sadomasochism, and the Culture of the Gothic [1997]

bakusquadup  asked:

Hey! You're writing is awesome! I actually started writing some scenarios because I got inspired and haven't written in awhile, so thanks! I was wondering if you could write one with Aizawa getting super possessive because his s/o is getting a lot of male fans while working as a pro-hero? A little NSFW would be appreciated, but not necessary!

Thank you @bakusquadup for requesting and being such an angel and doing a Kirishima request for me! I loved it and I hope you like yours (ノ≧∀≦)ノ

Under the cut because violence & I added some steam for you love <3

Aizawa, Shouta ( Eraserhead )

You weren’t the most popular pro-hero, never caring on making it to the top rankings, you didn’t like all the attention that came with the popularity and you disliked the media’s antics. You showed up to a fight when you were called or needed and disappeared before the cameras either showed up or got a good look at you, maybe that was why you caught Aizawa’s attention. He first noticed you scurrying away when he himself was doing the exact same after a noisy villain fight, he hadn’t known that he’d see you again so soon when you showed up to a meeting at Yuuei with your brother. Seeing who you were related to really pique his interest, he didn’t know Ryo Inui had any siblings and Aizawa had been working with him for years now. You were private and so was he. With that being said, while the meeting turned into the pro-heroes having a nice reunion with one another, Aizawa slipped away with you.

Ever since, you and him have been nothing but inseparable and have been officially together now for two years. You loved him, you knew you did but the two of you have yet to express such raw feelings, despite the time spent between one another.

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Some of us are born rebellious. Like Jean Genet or Arthur Rimbaud, I roam these mean streets like a villain, a vagabond, an outcast, scavenging for the scraps that may perchance plummet off humanity’s dirty plates, though often sometimes taking a cab to a restaurant is more convenient.

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