#for me this was the most powerful moment in the whole movie#the person who got the greatest victory over hydra was bucky#and this is his triumph over everything that had been done to him#and what they tried to make him do#after steve said what he said#it would have been enough if WS had just stopped fighting#and no one would have blamed him if he was too shocked and confused to do anything for steve#but at a point when any reasonable person would have been capable of much#bucky chooses to commit a heroic act#in saving steve#because bucky’s capacity to love#is stronger than the evil done to him#and he’s stronger than the evil done to him (via paraxdisepink)
Thanks for the reference!
Matthew Lewis photographed by Leigh Keily for JON Magazine x
I may never get over this
please don’t make people with depression feel guilty for their lack of interest in things or their inability to motivate themselves please and thank you goodbye
on that note, please don’t make people with anxiety feel guilty about their inability to do tasks you deem simple and literally call them children and tell them to grow up because of it
I am a nerd, but I don’t dive head-first into any fiefdom of nerdiness, except for maybe Star Trek.
Do you expect me to talk?
No, Ms. Bond. I expect you to die!
Sometimes I just get really emotional about the writers of Supernatural. Because they have this eerie consistency sometimes. And it is perf.
Sam is obviously a Harry Potter fanboy. He always brings it up, he knows the characters. And what is Harry Potter about? A boy with a dead mother who gains tremendous magical power, but has something so evil and dark inside of him that he must fight with the help of his two best friends (one who kind of a jerk, but loyal to the core, and one who is smart and occasionally arrogant). That’s the story Sam seeks out.
And Dean always gets to make the Lord of the Rings references. He drops it into conversations, he understands the plot. And what is Lord of the Rings about? Two people fighting forces so much greater and more powerful than them, traveling together across vast distances with only their incredible bond and need to save each other keeping them from giving up and dying on their quest. That’s the story Dean needs to hear.
Sorry, I can’t hear you over how beautiful that is.
I’d like to reblog this again to add that we know Charlie has a personal connection with The Hobbit, a story about someone who is pulled out of their normal routine by a brusque group on an important quest, and while the protagonist is confused and scared and more than a little lost at first, they prove their worth against supernatural forces much bigger than they are
(and also she gets to go to a magical land she’s always read stories about)
Like, I can see why people would describe Welcome to Night Vale in terms of Lovecraft, because for better or worse it’s pretty hard to draw on themes of cosmic horror these days and not invoke Lovecraft in some way, shape or form. The guy’s worldview was totally steeped in godawful racism and his prose just plain sucks, but his descriptions of a cold, uncaring universe in which humanity is utterly insignificant taps into a fear that’s very deep and very real: what if we really don’t matter? On an individual level, or a cultural one, or…hell, even a species-wide one? What if we really and truly don’t matter at all.
To be perfectly honest, I don’t think that’s what Lovecraft was attempting to explore; I think he was writing out his (RACIST) boogeymen and accidentally stumbled upon something that’s resonated deeply with a lot of people in the years since, and it’s also why I think WtNV is more a reaction against Lovecraftian philosophies than anything. It’s transformative, in the very best of ways.
Because when you drill down far enough, most of Lovecraft’s work comes back to the idea of, “The universe is vast and terrible and we’re right to be afraid of it. We’re small and our minds are fragile, and to look upon the unknown is to realize how truly alone we really are. It’s better that we don’t look.”
Whereas Welcome to Night Vale takes a different course. It freely acknowledges that the universe is vast and terrible, and that we’re right to be afraid of it…because fear is one of the many things that makes us human. We’re small…but we’re resilient. To look upon the unknown is to confront the chasms of our knowledge, and to realize there are things we may never, ever know.
More importantly, Welcome to Night Vale reminds us that when we look upon the unknown, we are not the first to do so, nor the last. It’s simply part of the shared human condition, this fear of all things dark and mysterious and strange, and our insatiable desire to look at them anyway.
I mean, sure, yeah, conspiracies and cosmic horror, all very Lovecraftian things. But what it ultimately comes back to is the resilience of the human mind, and what it means to face the things we fear. Lovecraft thought we should never look.
Welcome to Night Vale thinks we should.
your psychiatrist? serial killer.
your best friend’s dad? serial killer.
your pharmacist? serial killer.
the nice lady at the convenience store? serial killer.
the guy who looks at you funny? serial killer.
local surgeon? serial killer.
dorky medical student? serial killer.
guy who teaches your kid cello? serial killer.
grumpy retired guy down the street? serial killer.
guy you bump into on the subway? serial killer.
the nice massage therapist who makes her own honey? serial killer.
orderly at your local psychiatric hospital? serial killer.
shy guy who works at the museum? serial killer.
fbi agent who’s supposed to catch all these people? serial killer.
I made a new dress for my 25th birthday. June 27 is supposed to be an extra lucky day as it is during the new moon. I really, really hope so!
Sorry I don’t have the time for full comics but here have this
I AIN’T SAYIN YOU A GOLD DIGGER YOU GOT A WEIRD HOT WIRE THAT CUTS OFF HEADS
these four give me life