Natasha in the new trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier (x)
I’m anti-feminist for many of the same reasons I’m an atheist.
So you don’t believe women exist?
Its okay. I’m an atheist because I don’t believe in something I can’t see or touch. I suppose women are much like that for you.
Somebody get him some ice.
okay, but a dude has to do it, cause he’s gonna freak the fuck out if he sees some floating ice coming over to him.
I JUST SNORTED HOLY SHIT
[FIC FOR FANDOM-WIDE OTP THAT YOU WROTE IN A RUSH AT 3AM: ‘OMG THIS IS AMAZING MORE PLEASE’ (Fanfic Flamingo) FIC FOR RARE PAIRING, WHICH IS THE BEST THING YOU EVER WROTE: *CRICKETS*]
I don’t understand, why don’t you guys love my babies the way I love my babies?
#arrow#felicity smoak#that first gift honestly does more for me than the second#the way she leans into dig’s touch after he leaves#it gives me a lot of feelings okay#with her cold mother and absent father#she probably did not get showered with physical affection growing up#i buy her as a little touch starved in general#not in a sexy way or a pathetic way#but she’s a naturally affectionate person who did not have much chance to express this until she joined team arrow#whatever felicity needs a lot of hugs is my point
Anonymous asked: sorry if this sounds rude but wouldn't steve's upbringing make him sort of ignorant about a lot of things? i think it makes sense that he would be on the conservative side...
alright, anon, here’s what i think:
- steve grew up in the 30s and 40s - right smack in the midst of the great depression.
- he was the child of a poor, single, working mom who was also an irish-catholic immigrant - a group that was viciously persecuted and discriminated against at that time.
- he had a variety of severe medical conditions that likely went untreated due to lack of health-care, and his mother died of pneumonia because of the same lack of health-care.
- he was frequently beaten up and bullied because he stood up for himself and others when no one else would.
- he volunteered to serve during the war because he so fervently believed in the cause he was fighting for and the people who needed his help and protection.
and then there’s stuff like this:
(from “man out of time” #3)
so basically, anon, i don’t agree with you at all.
he’s got his flaws, yeah, but steve would NOT be politically conservative. he would NOT be aligned with modern republican ideals, and he CERTAINLY would not be ignorant or insensitive to oppression, discrimination, inequality, or injustice.
in my opinion, anyone (or any narrative) that believes otherwise is completely missing the whole damn point of steve rogers.
FUCKING THANK YOU! I’m going to bookmark this to shove in people’s faces when they assume Steve would be conservative (hi, I have strong feelings about this). Also READ THIS ESSAY: "Steve Rogers Isn’t Just Any Hero" by Steven Attewell. Attewell grounds Steve Rogers in the political and social context of 1930s/40s America, making a flawless argument as to why Steve would be socially liberal.
Maybe it’s my upbringing that makes me think the whole idea of Steve being conservative is inaccurate and weird. My grandmother was a teenager during the Great Depression and a coal miner’s daughter. She’s a Democrat, in favor of government aid, and pro-union. Don’t assume that everyone from that time period is/was a raging conservative. Also, understand that the definitions of conservative and liberal have evolved drastically since the 1940s; however, I think it’s 100% accurate to claim that Steve Rogers would be a liberal by today’s standards.
No idea whether Steve voted in the 40’s (a lot of career military men of his generation *didn’t* until they retired since the military is under civilian control - and yes, that included General (later President) Eisenhower), but it’s canon that he supports gay rights (his best friend growing up was gay), same-sex marriage (he defends said best friend’s relationship with his partner as every bit as valid as his relationship with his girlfriend), civil rights, interracial/interspecies marriage, is proposed to by his girlfriends (who are uniformly strong, smart, and competent, not wilting little flowers), has a black superhero partner, has no animus against Communists, worked for the Federal Arts Project as an artist in the late 1930’s, and has repeatedly clashed with hard-right presidents and politicians (see also: his resignation over the Marvel equivalent of Watergate, the Civil War, etc.).
Not only, but the one time that Captain America DID support right-wing causes, it wasn’t Steve Rogers. It was William Burnside, the Captain America of the 1950’s, a fervent McCarthyite who took up the role while Steve Rogers was in the ice. Even better, Burnside, who’d used a variant of the super soldier serum, went crazy, started attacking civil rights workers, and was yanked from the field.
My bet? Captain America is not only a Democrat, he privately belongs to the Bernie Sanders/Elizabeth Warren wing of the party. He doesn’t publicize this (“I’m supposed to symbolize the whole country, not just one party or group”) but when he goes into the voting booth in 2012, he votes straight ticket Democrat.
I think part of the reason that people have this image of “conservative Steve Rogers” is because the political make-up of the US changed drastically just after WWII. After the War, the “Threat of Fascism” was all but eradicated, and the new political enemy became the “Threat of Communism.” Prior to this shift in political enemies, communist and socialist political parties were fairly strong minor parties, and it was not uncommon for people to know (or be) members of one or the other. It’s not until after the War that Communism really became a “threat” to the American way of life.
And that’s history that Steve missed, because he was under the ice when that went down. He slept through the entire Cold War, which includes the division of Germany between East and West, the Iron Curtain, McCarthyism and the Red Scare, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the conflict in Afghanistan in the 1980s, the Iranian Revolution, the Chinese Civil War, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and of course, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the fall of the Iron Curtain. He has absolutely zero frame of reference for any of these events, because they occurred after he went down and before he woke up. The world changed significantly in those seventy years, not just in terms of technology and culture, but in politics and international relations.
And that, I think, is at least part of what he’s getting at when he tells Fury, “They say we won the war — they didn’t say what we lost.”
That may be why he seems to get along so well with Natasha, who after all is Russian, and why he doesn’t seem to have any problems at all with non-whites despite blatant and widespread racism in the United States when he was growing up. He moved in liberal circles, probably knew anti-lynching and anti-racism advocates, and despite his hideous attempts at flirting with Peggy Carter, almost certainly knew feminists and women who did more than just stay home with the kids.
"I’ve been where you are right now. So please believe me when I tell you, you don’t have to be afraid."
#one night skye takes a turn for the worse#hooked up to these machine just barely keeping her alive#and he sits by her bedside#holds her hand gently#and tells her the same thing#that he doesn’t want her to go#but if she does#if she can’t help it#she doesn’t have to be afraid because it is beautiful#he knows tahiti is a lie but he still tells her it is beautiful#haha fuck me#fathers be good to your daughters#agents of s.h.i.e.l.d.
Fresh Face: Soft colorful eyes with “POP” lips
Who says you have to wear neutrals with bright lips?
Just keep things soft and luminous, and you can get away with almost any color.
Here, I’m demonstrating with a soft peachy beige and soft lavender on the lids. I kept the cheeks very luminous and soft (just a radiant pink tinge) and on the lips, I show 2 options that both work with the eye makeup.
Pairing a warmer shade (peach/beige) with a cooler one (soft violet) is a way you can make your eye makeup work with any warm or cool lip color you want.
To prove that, I’ve used 2 lip shades on opposite ends of the warm/cool spectrum!
Base: MAC Face and Body Foundation N2
Concealer: Lancome Le Correcteur Pro concealer palette
Powder: RMK Kaleidoscope powder 02
Brows: VDL Festival Brow Pencil in Grey Brown + Canmake Coloring Brow Mascara 01
Peachy-beige shadow: Urban Decay Moonflower
Violet shadow: Urban Decay ACDC
Metallic brown pencil: Urban Decay Corrupt
Mascara: Maybelline Great Lash in Blackest Black
Soft luminous pink blush: Dior Diorsnow Fresh Cheeks 001 *Asia- and Nordstrom-exclusive
Salmon-coral lips: VDL Festival Lipstick 607 Jared
Matte bubblegum pink: L’oreal Colour Riche Matte in P501 Sakura Petal