war-men

positive justice league things(aka zacks stuff)

  • the whole beginning sequence with the world in mourning and loss of hope, the white dudes terrorizing the shop of the muslim woman and her son and the way it was framed slowly transitioning to gotham and just how fucking Zack Snyder is was
  • batman being the most Bat to ever Bat
  • the amazon war sequence and the amazons holding up the gate in That Seen and wrecking my whole existence and the War Cries
  • gods and men and lanterns and amazons and atlantians
  • lois being the Big Guns
  • arthur curry drinking that bottle of whiskey as waves crash around him in That Scene
  • bruce’s guilt over clark’s death
  • mera. just. mera.
  • diana: “on my lead”
  • cyborg basically being MVP
  • diana and arthur working together to fight steppenwolf
  • the chemistry between all the actors i mean
  • clark being shirtless after resurrection
  • also arthur being shirtless thank you father zack

Okay but you guys know what this all means in Sci-Fi right now? 

The latest Star Trek Captain and First Officer are women of colour. 

The main leads in Star Wars are women, and men of colour. 

Wonder Woman and her tribe of Amazonians (many of whom are woc too) are on the big screen breaking all the records. 

The Ghostbusters are all brilliant women who ain’t afraid of nothing. 

And now the Doctor is female too! 

Women are taking Sci-Fi back! It’s ours again, we created it and now we get to have it! Little girls can dress up as all their heroes and be excited by that!

White Men are going out! They’re no longer always centre stage and it’s fucking fantastic

It’s such a good new move and I’m like…. I’m so happy to be alive to see this happen!!

She was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful: something to be admired from a distance, not up close.
— 

from Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

This is one of the funniest, constantly-misused quotes I see around on the internet, as most people I see sharing it seem to think it’s either from a romance or about, at the closest to the truth, a femme fatale, while actually it’s something the men in the room think about War herself, who’s traveling around the world creating wars until the Apocalypse shows up, and they all realize at once that while they’re attracted to her, they’re mostly terrified by her, and it’s both hilarious because she’s a Horseman of the Apocalypse and this great metaphor for war and how men and war correspondents are thrilled by war when it’s at a distance but never up close, and I’m so into it.

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Florence Finch, Unsung War Hero Who Took On Japanese, Dies at 101
During World War II, Mrs. Finch quietly undermined Japan when it occupied the Philippines, and was tortured for it. Then she quietly raised a family in the United States.
By Sam Roberts

“Women don’t tell war stories like men do,” her daughter said.

Finch described her heroic feats - supplying fuel to Filipino rebels, sabotaging supplies, smuggling food to prisoners, and enduring torture after she was captured - with the utmost modesty. Almost nobody knew she was a Coast Guard veteran, or that in 1947 she had won the highest honor afforded to civilians.

She died at 101 years old, and was laid to rest with full military honors last week. She’d died in December, but didn’t want her funeral to ruin Christmas.

How Weather Created The Vikings

You may have heard of Krakatoa, a giant volcanic explosion which caused the year without a summer. But did you know something equally giant happened in 536 CE? A vast cloud of dust darkened the sky, likely caused by a combination of cataclysms such as comets or meteorites, plus at least one volcanic eruption. Whatever happened caused lower summer temperatures in the northern hemisphere for the next fourteen years!

The added cold and darkness devastated Scandanavia. In the Uppland region, for instance, we know nearly 75% of villages were abandoned during this period. And the legend of Ragnarok may have been inspired, or embellished, during this period; the end of the world is supposed to start with Fimbulwinter, a deadly time when the sun turns black and the weather bitter and changeable – just like the harsh years after 536 CE. 

Scholars note that when Scandanavian society eventually rebounded, their culture was much more war-centered, with men and women alike celebrating the virtues of fearlessness, aggression, and physical prowess. Local rulers were constantly seizing and defending abandoned territory, fighting for good farmland and good fishing territory. Graves are suddenly filled with weapons and shields. A militarized society arose, which would one day be known and feared across the continent.

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one tree hill appreciation week 🌳 day seven  favourite quote
At this moment, there are 6, 470, 818, 671 people in the world. Some are running scared. Some are coming home. Some tell lies to make it through the day. Others are just now facing the truth. Some are evil men, at war with good. And some are good, struggling with evil. Six billion people in the world. Six billion souls. And sometimes all you need is one.

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‘Power Rangers’ Star Ludi Lin Joins Jason Momoa In ‘Aquaman’
By Amanda N'Duka

Chinese actor Ludi Lin, who recently starred as the Black Ranger in Liongate’s Power Rangers reboot, has landed the role of Murk in Warner Bros’ James Wan-directed DC superhero film Aquaman. Jason Momoa is starring in the film, which WB recently pushed back from its original release date in October to December 21, 2018.

In the comics, Murk is the leader of the front-line army of Atlantis known as the Men-of-War and Aquaman’s trusted ally. Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen, and Temuera Morrison co-star.

Songs that make you feel better

This period of the year can be a little bit tough for some of us, with the pressure of shcool and the bad weather, so I made a little playlist with “stay strong” songs and songs that can always but you in a good mood :) 

English:

Truce - Twenty-one pilots
Missing you - All Time Low
Sunrise - Our last night 
Hold on till may - Pierce the veil
You’re not alone - Of mice and men
War - Sum 41 
Eye of the tiger - Survivor 
Stand by you - Rachel Platten
Take my hand - Simple Plan
OK - Robin Schulz feat James Blunt 
Don’t stop - 5 Seconds of Summer
Little things - One direction 
Drag me down - One direction
Just hold on - Louis Tomlinson 
I lived - One republic 
Won’t stop running - A great big world
Take the world by storm - Lukas Graham

Spanish: 

La vida es un carnaval - Celia Cruz 
A dios le pido - Juanes 
Musica Ligera - Soda Stereo 
Sonrisa - Kendji Girac 
Subeme la radio - Enrique Iglesias
Bailando - Enrique Iglesias 
La Gozadera - Gente de zona 
Vivir mi vida - Marc Anthony 
Toc toc - Macaco 
Paraíso - Dvicio 
Casi humanos - Dvicio 
Volar - Alvaro Soler 
El mismo sol - Alvaro Soler 

French: 

Je joue de la musique - Calogero
Liberta - Pep’s 
Mon everest - Soprano
En feu - Soprano 
Tout le bonheur du monde - Simsémilla 
Ton combat - Arcadian
J’ai cherché - Amir
On dirait - Amir 
Ca va ça va - Claudio Capéo 
Il est où le bonheur - Christophe Maé 
La vie est belle - Indochine 
On écrit sur les murs - Kids United 

Portuguese: 

Quero ser feliz também - Natiruts 

Italian: 

L'emozione non ha voce -  Adriano Celentano
Occidentali’s Karma -  Francesco Gabbani 
Roma-Bangkok - Baby K

Greek: 

Mantissa - Marina Satti 
Το Τραγούδι Του Καιρού - Weather Song Tsolaki
Μετρώ Αντίστροφα -  Κωνσταντίνος Κουφός

Long Angsty Sterek Fics

All at least 20k words long (by request)

Divided We Stand by KouriArashi

Derek is being pressured by his family to pick a mate, and somehow stumbles into a choice that they didn’t expect and aren’t sure they approve of….

By Any Other Name by entanglednow

He doesn’t know his name, he doesn’t know who he is, and neither does the werewolf he’s on the run with. But he’s pretty sure they hunt monsters, because they seem to be really good at it.

Permanent Fixture by linksofmemories

Derek is Scott’s older brother. Stiles is Scott’s best friend. Derek is falling in love with Stiles. This is a bit of a problem.

Mating Habits of the Domesticated North American Werewolf by lielabell

Derek doesn’t do pining. He doesn’t. So when it becomes clear that Stiles is much more interested in having Derek as a new best friend than a boyfriend, he puts on his big boy pants and makes it fucking work. He becomes the best goddamn friend a spastic teenager could ever hope to have.

Don’t Speak by fatale

The Alpha pack has systematically attacked Stiles and his friends for months, testing their strengths and weaknesses. When one of the Alphas goes after Stiles, he awakens in the hospital and realizes that something’s wrong. Very wrong. All sounds seem to hurt him, he can’t understand what anyone is saying, and when he tries to speak, it’s gibberish. How is he supposed to deal with the fact that he’s lost the ability to communicate with his dad and his friends?

Without his ability to talk, his sarcasm, and his wit, what does Stiles even have left? Enter Derek, the only one who seems to make it better.

Enemy Lines by qhuinn (tekla)

This is the story of werewolf Derek Hale and human Stiles Stilinski: two people who grew up in the same town but completely different worlds, their realities split by the war between men and wolves.

Years later when Derek returns to Beacon Hills, he does it as Alpha of a military pack on a mission to capture those responsible for the region’s resistance. With his main objective, Sheriff Stilinski, out of sight, he settles for the next best thing: his son, Stiles.

Neither of them suspects they’ll need to trust each other if they want to make it out this alive.

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The power of the enemy is growing. Sauron will use his puppet Saruman to destroy the people of Rohan. Isengard has been unleashed. The Eye of Sauron now turns to Gondor, the last free kingdom of men. His war on this country will come swiftly. He senses the Ring is close. The strength of the Ringbearer is failing. In his heart, Frodo begins to understand. The quest will claim his life.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

I saw Wonder Woman, a film about a superhero who is a woman (unlike a man), and I am shook. I’d heard the kerfuffle over the Alamo Drafthouse offering women-only screenings, and like many of you, I laughed it off. “Who cares?” thought I. “Just a few crazy dames putting on their lipstick and letting the dishes soak while they go have their little hen party, watching a movie about some kickass World War I soldiers and their gal pal. Let ‘em have their fun before they come home. To whom? Daddy, that’s whom. Or who. Whichever is manlier.”

But let me tell you this, dear reader – and by “dear,” I don’t mean “my dear,” like a lady, because men, right now I want you to stop reading this out loud to your little lady. Go have her fix us a nice glass of Scotch. You read this alone. Stop moving your lips so she doesn’t see. Or move to a room she isn’t allowed in, like your tannery / bodybuilding studio. Good. Now that we’re alone, I can warn you: Wonder Woman isn’t about kickass World War I soldiers and their gal pal. It’s about a kickass gal and her World War I buddies. The men … they’re … secondary characters!

At my screening, there was an actual woman dressed as Wonder Woman in the crowd. Whole groups of ladies sat together, unchaperoned and eating food that appeared to not even be low-fat, as though they weren’t concerned with maintaining their figures. There were cheers when Wonder Woman leapt into the fray and fought men. Penis-having men! And she won! Pretty easily!

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