“I have visited lairs, burrows and nests across five continents, observed the curious habits of magical beasts in a hundred countries, witnessed their powers, gained their trust and, on occasion, beaten them off with my travelling kettle.”
Shout-out to Georgi for being a good friend and supporting Yurio and the others from the audience, even though he himself is already out of the running for men’s singles. (I’m guessing he’s in Moscow for couples skating?).
okay i usually dont talk about this kind of topics but do you really think jonghyun did that to annoy and disappoint his fans? do you think that if he’d known he was gonna get this feedback he would have done it? i mean if you think jjong is that mean, why are you even stanning shinee? why are you a shawol if you think jonghyun is such a bad person?
it’s funny how people say you need to educate others so that they won’t do things like these, but if it’s an idol we’re talking about they’re already completely educated and they know about everything. just so you guys know, human beings NEVER stop learning, they learn new things everyday until they die. jonghyun learnt about that today and i’m sure he won’t do it ever again.
he is an idol, but above everything he is an human being like you and like me. doing something wrong not knowing it is, is as bad as not educating someone to make sure they wont do it again.
remember in catfa when Erskine was talking to Steve and said “the strong man who has known power all his life, may lose respect for that power, but a weak man knows the value of strength,”, have you ever thought about this in terms of Steve’s interactions with Tony throughout the franchise so far?
because the start of that statement is Tony summed up, he’s never known anything but power, he’s always been a rich white man, he inherited a business empire, he’s smart and a powerful businessman. and he did lose respect for it and it gave him such an ego, an ego and superiority complex that have been the cause of a lot of conflict. (please see the entire film Age of Ultron)
but Steve, he hasn’t known power, he grew up small and overlooked and people didn’t expect anything from him. even when he got given the serum and had strength, he was still being told he wasn’t enough, he still didn’t really know power. he did know however that he’s been continually screwed over by those in power (Captain Phillips, Shield/Nick Fury, His Government), he knows that the people around him that have known power, haven’t done anything but abuse it.
and this is why i think they take such differing stances on the accords. Tony hasn’t ever known anything but power, he’s always been in charge in some way, he’s not been screwed over continuously by people in power, he’s been someone that’s benefitted from it all his life.
Steve though, he’s seen first hand over and over again, how easy it is for people with power to lose respect for it, forget what they’re supposed to be using it for. he’s suffered and seen people he loves suffer at the hands of people with agendas, he’s seen just how corrupt and ugly power can make you. and he doesn’t want to be a part of that bc as strong as he is now physically, mentally and psychologically, he is still and probably always will be, the little guy.