I have a lot of problems with Joss’s writing, namely his obsession with cutesy dialogue and “oh what a surprise this young defenseless GIRL can take care if herself!!” and his heroism-is-worth-the-cost shtick BUT
I am sorry how is he wrong that Tony and Steve would not get along? That part of the appeal of their interactions is that for all the later earned friendship (which threw rightfully have earned yet in Avengers in part because they literally just met and Tony is hard to be friends with because he’s an actual terrible person, guys have you met Tony Stark?) there are fundamental disagreements that they will never be able to get past because Tony comes from privilege and Steve explicitly doesn’t. Tony doesn’t understand on a molecular level *need* versus *want* and Steve does. Tony’s growth as a hero is understanding the things he reflexively takes for granted (hell for all of IM3’s problems, that emotional thread sure wasn’t one of them). That’s his legitimate origin story: “And I saw that I had become part of a system that is comfortable with zero-accountability.”
Tony and Steve fundamentally don’t get along and they shouldn’t. Both in part because no journey is static but also because Tony needs Steve there as a check against Tony’s well funded, weaponized rocket-size ego. And their eventual friendship that comes with learning to acknowledge and work past it is what makes it so engaging. But Avengers is the beginning of that path.
So yeah, yes, I want to see them fight. It’s kinda hot.
Cosplay by Aspen of White Rabbit Cosplay and Photography.
I think I’m going to need get a new rearview mirror.
This is an important question to ask when you’re running low on your favorite red lipstick!
I really wish makeup brands would give more free samples of their lipsticks.
A woman reaches under a block from the apartheid wall trying to hold the hand of her mother on the other side. Many families have become segregated after the Israeli occupation regime completed the construction of the wall which runs through Palestinian lands. This is just one of thousands of cases.
help me, i am trapped
in a haiku factory
save me, before they
Don’t you ever ever talk about your financial hang ups around your children. Don’t ever yell and rant about how the household is going to be sent to the poorhouse in front of the kids.
Those kids will worry all the damn time. They will be afraid to ask for food. For school supplies. When they outgrow sweaters and shoes, they will think of ways to avoid asking for new stuff before it gets too noticeable.
I should know.
I’m one of them. I love my father but I fucking resent the hell out of him. I feel that in some ways he’s been sabotaging what I want to do in life.
If you ever want your kids to imagine wanting to scream at you and shake you, if you ever want your kids to feel bitter, then, by all means, make them afraid of whatever financial hang ups you are willing to mention, it’s going to be great when years from now they find out that those financial hang ups were easy to overcome and that the family isn’t edging on getting bankrupt like you made it sound you were.
Trust me, as a kid that went through that, if you ever want your children to distrust you when they’re older, if you ever want to add fuel to the fire that is their anxiety disorder, do that.
why he lick me
THIS IS SUPER COOL THOUGH IF YOU UNDERSTAND HORSES. LIKE THAT NIPPING IS A GROOMING BEHAVIOR HORSE’S DO TO BOND AND TO MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE SOCIAL BONDS. SO THAT HORSE IS BASICALLY TREATING THE CAT AS PART OF THE HERD AND SUSTAINING THE FRIENDLY BOND.
IT IS SAYING, “this tiny horse is very tiny but we are friends. Look at my tiny friend.”