the dear leader

  • Evan: We are throwing a Halloween party at our house! This is gonna be the greatest thing ever -
  • Connor: Someone will die
  • Evan: Of fun!
  • Connor: And of murder
  • Evan: There’s gonna drinks! Pumpkins -
  • Connor: Bloody goblins
  • Evan: Fake ones! It’s gonna be awesome. We have decorations-
  • Connor: Dead people that we just murdered
  • Evan: NOT murdered, but pictures of dead people from tv or movies!
  • Connor: Mutilated bodies
  • Evan: B-But fake ones!
  • Connor: Blood orphans
  • Evan: No blood orphans
  • Evan:
  • Evan: I… I don’t know what that is
Natasha Deserves Better: An Essay

It’s been almost a year and Natasha’s characterization in Age of Ultron still makes me uncomfortable.

ONE.

Captain America: the Winter Soldier finally gave her a personality besides Monotone Cut-Throat Spy. It humanized her, gave her a personality, sense of humor, and feelings.

  • Her crying when she thought Fury was dead
  • Her being stunned when she asked Steve if he trusted her, and he said yes.
  • The arrow necklace she wore in honor of Clint.
  • Her poking fun at Steve
  • Her choosing to stay by his side and loyal to Fury

She stopped being just Black Widow, the lethal spy who deadpans and dully stares at everything, and became Natasha, a well-rounded woman.

TWO

Then Age of Ultron gave her a sudden and creepy obsession with Bruce Banner, acting completely out of character and, dare I say it, regressive.

  • Linking her humanity to her uterus was gross enough.
  • Implying that her becoming sterilized shut off a section of her humanity that made killing easier because it was ‘one less thing to worry about’.
  • Calling her choosing to get sterilized for her job, rather than her actually having killed lots of people, warrants a “You’re not the only monster on the team.”
  • Comparing it to Bruce Hulking out and destroying entire landscapes.
  • Having Bruce forgive her for it rather than tell her ‘No, you’re not a monster,’ and making it a scene about the choices they made with their bodies - him taking the serum that created the Hulk and her having the surgery. Nope, he just makes it worse.
  • Having an actress who was currently pregnant cry over being unable to get pregnant. Scarlett was fucking pregnant in that scene, am I the only one who finds it incredibly fucked up?

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#HappyVictoriaDay February 2nd!
Happy birthday to f(x)’s beautiful and loving leader, Song Qian! I wish you health and happiness and want to tell you that we’re all so proud of you for everything you do. You’ve been taking care of the girls for years and you’ve been a wonderful leader to f(x) and for that, I thank you so much. I miss you and all of f(x) every day and I can’t wait for you to return, and for you to be reunited with your kids. Thank you for being you, for being in f(x), for being their leader and for being so strong. I hope your birthday, as well as all days to come, have an outweighing number of good moments more than anything. I love you so much, dear leader Victoria. With love, #HappyQueenVictoriaDay

Growth.

The growth of a broken boy and a runaway girl into two renowned leaders of a once all but sundered city. The growth of the de rollo family from two tortured souls into the large family it once was.

The growth of a Gnome bard from a womaniser to a loving father and husband (and a crime boss, like what the actual fuck) .

The growth of a cleric from a servant to a higher power into a champion that brings pride to her Goddess with ever step she takes.

The growth of a man fueled by anger to a man fueled by the betterment of himself and the world around him.

The growth of a young introverted druid into a battle hardened warrior and a wise formidable leader with dear friends and family around the world.

And the growth of a man without purpose, to a legend who still drives people to this day.

Vox Machina grew from a band of Mercenaries, into heroes and legends. and grew to be a family along the way.


Thank you, Vox Machina, for sharing your story, your growth, with us.

And thank you to Matt, Sam, Laura, Marisha, Ashley, Liam, Taliesin and Travis for sharing your growth with us too.

This Day in 1D History - August 31

2011: 

  • just another day at Harry and Louis’…

2013: 

  • Harry goes to see The Book of Mormon with Cara Delevingne in London! 

2015: 

  • the boys share their Dear World Leaders video, composed of fan’s submissions for action/1D (just watch it it’s really cute ok)
  • saaaaame
  • Harry strikes a pose (or two) in Villanova, PA
  • “He kept stealing my glasses” (Louis has a late night out in NY :)))

2016: 

  • and ANOTHER night out in Ibiza! <3