terminal kings

The Bourne series has a weird place in the action genre. Most series that have lasted this long (The Bourne Identity came out in 2002, and death will come for us all one day) go through some period of reinvention. Fast & Furious went from a street-racing orgy to a parade of increasingly ludicrous heists. The X-Men series introduced a cast of mutants, and then introduced those mutants again but younger and in a different timeline … maybe? But The Bourne Awesome Noun has always been about Jason Bourne and the various ways that he’s committed tax evasion and murder.

It’s a cool concept: A dude slowly unravels his memories of being part of a giant CIA conspiracy, and uses that knowledge, along with his sweet punching skills, to try to take the multitude of evil programs down. But it’s also alienating after the second hour. Because never once do the Bourne films try to start from scratch. No, they go the anime route, wherein you have to remember years of history, but also: You know that guy whom you thought was the big bad guy? Well, there’s ANOTHER guy who’s even bigger than him, and HE’S the guy we now need to be worried about. It turns the films into a montage of actors in suits reacting to Jason Bourne with their best “I knew it …” faces on.

And it can only go deeper, as long as they stay on their current path. Jason Bourne can never say, “Well, that’s it. I stopped the CIA. The whoooole thing.” And that aspect doesn’t need to be dropped totally. The lingering shadow of his past should always hang over him, preventing him from any kind of normal career in banking or YouTube. But remember 2008’s Rambo, the movie in which Stallone grabbed a gun on the back of a jeep and mowed down nameless people for nearly a day?

Remember how that movie didn’t necessarily bring up the plot points of the first few Rambo movies, but definitely still made it clear that Rambo had seen some shit? Jason Bourne needs that kind of fresh start.

Star Wars Minus The Force: 5 Series That Need To Branch Out

showmeyoureverythingisokface  asked:

Dear Archy, I noticed that today's Google Doodle was about Fazlur Rahman Khan. Do you have any favorite buildings he designed or influenced, and an estimation of his achievements?

Willis Tower

Fazlur Rahman Khan (Bengali: ফজলুর রহমান খান, Fozlur Rôhman Khan) (3 April 1929 – 27 March 1982) was a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect, who initiated important structural systems for skyscrapers. Considered the “father of tubular designs” for high-rises, Khan was also a pioneer in computer-aided design (CAD). He was the structural designer of the Sears Tower, since renamed Willis Tower, the tallest building in the world from 1973 until 1998, and the 100-story John Hancock Center. via

Fazlur Rahman Khan Google’s Doodle

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Edmund x Reader: Will You Marry Me?

Anonymous asked: Can you do one with Edmund x reader where reader is just an innocent bystander when Edmund broke off the arranged marriage with some royal he hates and then when the royal said that he can’t find anyone to marry, he proposed to the reader just for the heck of it and just to prove his point, she said yes?)

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(Y/n) swung her sack over her shoulder. Thankfully, the marketplace wasn’t the busiest this time of day. As she passed by, she glanced at a group of people around one of the vendors. “What in the…”

She quietly made her way down a few vendors so she could see the disturbance. She recognized King Edmund in the center with a woman. Apparently, they were to be married within the year. (Y/n) saw the bored look on the young king’s face as the woman obnoxiously chattered on, attracting more people. She doubted the arrangement was for love.

“Edmund, I told you I didn’t want to be in such a dirty place like this!” The young lady shrieked indignantly.

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signs as movie series
  • aries: star wars
  • taurus: toy story
  • gemini: shrek
  • cancer: lord of the rings
  • leo: home alone
  • virgo: harry potter
  • libra: twilight
  • scorpio: lion king
  • sagittarius: the terminator
  • capricorn: the chronicles of narnia
  • aquarius: the hunger games
  • pisces: scary movie

A guy being questioned at the border about Oxy is a strong enough case to terminate a contract but a guy being questioned about beating his wife isn’t enough for the Kings to terminate his contract?