anyone who says cats are the only assholes has clearly never owned a dog
Patrick Stump + Drums in the latest edition of
Reasons why I cannot breathe properly
“There’s only us, there’s only this. Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. No other road, no other way. No day but today.”
My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.
1. Pour out how much you think you need.
Maria: I can’t put SHIELD on this. Not officially.
Natasha: This is a complicated web, Maria. We’re tangled in it.
Maria: Then I suppose we’ll continue to need a spider who can navigate the threads. You’re the only person I can trust right now.
This scene sets up an interesting and kinda unremarked dichotomy. Chasing Chaos, Natasha has run into familiar faces from her life’s other sides— Frank Castle and especially Matt Murdock, who question whether they can trust Natasha or Natasha can trust herself. But she is chasing Chaos because Maria Hill asked her to. Because she’s the only person Maria can trust.
From Black Widow #6, by Nathan Edmondson and Phil Noto.
i honestly love this more than anything in the world
i thought this was a joke but i googled it and it’s real
this is an actual official poster you can buy from janelle monae’s online shop and i have never wanted anything more in my life