[top: watch the avengers for a third time
bottom: spend entire movie cataloguing what Captain America has missed]
Steve seems like a not-jerkassy human being, so I’m sure civil rights and feminism won’t give him much pause, but - hm. He slept through Nixon and Watergate, so he wouldn’t have the inherent distrust and cynicism towards the federal government. He might think Black Widow is a communist, but I’m guessing “commie” wouldn’t hold the same negative connotations as someone who had actually gone through the Cold War. He’d be pretty shocked at the changing attitudes towards the armed forces in the wake of My Lai and Cambodia and Iran-Contra and the Kandahar massacre. Vacuum cleaners are weird but they perform the same function as a carpet sweeper and he’s not an idiot so they won’t confuse him. Modern art - he’s an artist, right - that - that might be a bit jarring. Huh. Has he ever eaten a kiwi? Does he know what a kiwi is? Has someone in SHIELD explained to him that smoking cigarettes for your asthma is actually a really terrible idea? Has someone explained inflation to him so he doesn’t literally faint when he goes to gas up his motorcycle? Does he have a license for that? What were popular American attitudes towards the Middle East in the early 40s? Were can openers - yeah, can openers had been invented by then, so -
ooh omg CHITAURI GO SPLODEY I shall shut up now
Help Help by the Mates of State (for Megha)
A POTTERHEAD MUST-SEE.
Can’t help it. Must reblog. Chills every time.
It’s fitting that this will most likely be my last real post on this blog (for a long time, anyway).
Probably my favorite fanvid of all time.
Here’s the thing: I’ve been making a steady effort to distance myself from fandom and the internet over the last few weeks. I’ve tumbled a hell of a lot less, especially for the last week or so. And you know what? I feel so much better, about myself, about my time management, about my world.
As a continuation of that I am going to be using this blog less and less. I won’t deactivate it altogether, but I just want to warn you lovely people that you won’t see me on here much anymore. If you want to unfollow, I completely understand: I do however ask that once you do, you go follow me over at Shoestring Culture (because it’s awesome and because I am going to continue blogging over there).
Thank you all for being such great followers, and I hope you’ll all forgive me!
.. like .. no.
I know that finding an actor to such a loved character is just impossible but I just don’t think that Ian resembles Dick at all (besides dark hair and blue eyes) ..
He’s just to .. urgh .. much? To smirky. To jerky. To “badass” looking .. I just .. And I don’t think his jawline works at all.
To me Dick has a longer jawline, and doesn’t has that “womanizer” twinkle in his eye.
… I don’t really have any preferences to whom I would like to play Dick in a live-action movie .. but in my mind, Jake Gyllenhaal would be better than Ian Somerhalder :T
.. Well just sharing, since I’m not a fan of the “Ian as Dick” thing, that it seems most people on tumblr has agreed upon.
Oh my gosh, YES. EXACTLY. You are definitely NOT the only one!
I’m sure Ian is a lovely person in real life, but the fact is, he has a “bad-boy face”. It’s not just that I’m associating him with his character on Vampire Diaries, either, because I don’t even watch that show. It’s just how he looks. Some people have that kind of face, and Ian does.
Like even when you see pictures of him at events, and he’s smiling what I’m sure is just his normal, happy-to-be-with-costars smile… he looks like he’s smirking. He looks like he’s plotting something, or possibly being condescending, and, I’m sorry, when Dick Grayson smiles, it should not look like he’s being smirky or plotting or condescending. Dick’s smile should be warm and happy, and charming in a much more innocent way. Maybe even a little goofy. (I am truly showing my fangirl stripes by how much thought I’ve put into this. Oy. I don’t actually sit around all day and think about Dick Grayson’s smile, you guys. Well, not most of the day. XD)
I don’t think Jake Gyllenhaal would be my ideal Dick, either, but he’s definitely a better choice in that sense because he looks a lot more friendly and open and easygoing than Ian Somerhalder does. I don’t know if I’ve found an actor who I think would be perfect as Dick yet, but if/when they ever cast him in a movie, what I’d want them to keep in mind is that Dick is someone whose personality should be written all over his face. He’s warm, he’s caring, he’s friendly, and you should be able to SEE these things when you look at him. If you hire a drop-dead-gorgeous actor who looks like a total jerk (please remember guys, I’m not saying Ian Somerhalder IS a total jerk… I’m sure he’s lovely. He just has that kind of face, that’s all), he’s not going to fit the part. He’s just not.
Meet Matt Bomer:
Darren: “[Chris is] like a magical creature, like a really fun, magical.. I can’t figure out what entity I want to say. Yeah, he’s like… man, I’m trying to think of a good creature that’s like, awesome. He’s like a really playful wood nymph. A wood nymph that’s caught in Chris Colfer’s body. That’s what I would say, because he loves – he’s a really positive, playful guy.”
Chris: “I’d say he’s much more of a wood nymph than I am. I’m a total snow nymph.”
oh what a clever facebook status you have that i just saw on tumblr with 4000 notes
“No chick flick moments”
jesus christ A BEATLES EPISODE
This is War.
Aaaand this is one of the many reasons why I LOVE White Collar.