Life in Progress

Apr 17

quote The scene with Black Widow yelling to people to get out of the way as Winter Soldier follows her through the streets really made me think that. I know everyone complained about the loss of life in Man of Steel and here was the non-superpowered Natasha actively trying to get people out of the way of the big bad. The audience expects that of Captain America but even the most morally dubious good guy is more thoughtful than Superman was in MOS

From ONTD. I think this speaks volumes about how I feel about the DCU at the moment.  (via 1critic)

This this and this, but it also made me REALLY happy because Natasha in the comics is very much like this as well. She may be morally ambiguous but the only people she hurts are people who (in her eyes) deserve it. She has always been about avoiding collateral damage and it’s one of the reasons I love her. When some superheroes will compromise for the greater good (even Cap!) she always thinks about the people who are going to get hurt.

(via thelatepapers)

Apr 17

burningmonster:

chrishaley:

smilelikeyougotnothingtolose:

underscorex:

mma-gifs:

Sport Science S02E11: World’s Toughest Woman (June/21/2009)

"Gina can land all 8 blows in a blistering 3 seconds. And how much does this maelstrom combine to generate? An amazing 4,800 pounds of force. That’s like a North Pacific giant octopus pounding you with all 8 of it’s arms. Translation: In 3 seconds, Gina could break your ribs, give you a concussion, shatter your nose, rupture your spleen, cause internal bleeding, and put you down for the count."

but women can’t be superheroes

Hey, it’s Gina Carano.

I still wish she was going to be Wonder Woman.

Was just talking about this Gina Carano with a student today.

women are better than superheroes

because superheroes aren’t real.

Apr 16

fandomqueer:

l0st-and-insecur3:

i think suicidal people are just angels that want to go home.

hi as an actually suicidal person can you please shove this romanticized bullshit back up your ass? Thanks.

As someone who has been suicidal and lost friends to suicide:

I know how it feels for the days to become hollow and meaningless, to lie in bed and do nothing for weeks on end, to have no interest in food or water or basic hygiene.  I know intimately the suffering and the hopelessness of that process.

And if no one is there to catch you when you stumble, to drag you out of bed kicking and screaming at times, to feed you and make you seek professional help, the mere prospect of getting up seems so insurmountable that “getting help” never enters your mind.  It wasn’t a sharp drop into this pit, after all, but a slow, downward trudge to misery, and now you’re staring up a sheer cliff face and wondering how things got this bad.

When you’re in this situation, it feels like there are only two options - continuing on as you have been, empty as that life is, unfulfilling and dull and painful as each day is (and, often, as certain as you are that you are a burden and a disappointment to everyone you know and the whole world would be better off without you in it)…or just stopping.

Ceasing to be.  Ending it all.  I can’t tell you how many times I thought it would so neatly solve my problems - I would no longer have the daily struggle of drawing breath and my family wouldn’t have the financial burden of my tuition and cost of living, and my roommate wouldn’t have to deal with my slovenliness and my friends wouldn’t hear my whining anymore, wouldn’t need to worry (did they worry?  Were they really my friends?  Would anyone really notice if I wasn’t there?)

Of course there’s a third option, but recovery is the sheer cliff face.  It’s hard enough when someone throws down a rope.  Imagine climbing it by yourself, no equipment and no assistance.  No one to even know if you dash yourself across the rocks below, no one to wonder what happened or to send for a doctor (though it’s probably too late for that).

I can’t fault anyone for the choice they make, under the influence of depression and its myriad insidious lies, because getting better is difficult and painful and even four years later I’m not 100% yet, I’m still seeing psychiatrists and changing meds and sometimes I’m down and sometimes I’m up but mostly I’m at a happier medium than I’ve known in a long time, and that’s worth a lot.  I can get out of bed and feed myself and even go to work, take care of my dog and myself and do chores.

And these are fucking phenomenal accomplishments because I came from a place where I would spend hours trying to motivate myself to leave the bed to eat, or to go to the toilet.

I can’t blame the people who didn’t believe in the possibility of recovery.  I can’t be angry at them, no matter how many people tried to help, no matter what they did or didn’t try.  Depression is different for everyone, but it’s never easy.

What I can do, what I will do, is offer my help to anyone, absolutely anyone who I can see is suffering.  I never could have made it this far without my friends and family, and if I can provide that same support to guide someone on the path to improved health, I will do it in a heartbeat.

Apr 16

alibrariangoestoikea:

Philip Glass - Violin Concerto III

Apr 15

muchymozzarella:

justdilla:

note-a-bear:

all-aboard-the-childish-tycoon:

Summer Glau rehearsing for Serenity

I really love that she fights like a dancer.

The pirouette prep in the second gif tho

Dancing fighters are the best fighters ever they need more dancers to do onscreen fight scenes 

If I recall correctly, she was already a trained ballerina when she auditioned for Firefly.

It’s one of the reasons she was selected.

Apr 15
i-refuse-to-stop-dreaming:

This is the best thing I’ve heard all day

i-refuse-to-stop-dreaming:

This is the best thing I’ve heard all day

Apr 14

alfred-f-jones-world-hero:

fuck-benedict-cumberbatch:

THIS IS THE MO St„ TIMPORATN POS T

Apr 14

flash-thunder:

Women make up 45% of the gaming community and 0% of the protagonists of the 25 biggest games of the year.

"Yes, but that’s still a minority! If more women played video games, there would be more reason to have female protagonists!"

Men make up 35% of the cinema audience and 84% of the protagonists of the 25 biggest movies of the year.

Apr 13
koala-meth:

lithuania:

is this riza hawkeye

oh MY GOD IT IS

women being awesome

koala-meth:

lithuania:

is this riza hawkeye

oh MY GOD IT IS

women being awesome

Apr 13
andythanfiction:

specialkthegreat:

cardsofwind:

THIS. MOTHERFREAKING THIS.

Excuse me as I causally anonymously mail this to all my relatives’ homes

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Equating all Muslims with the Taliban or Al-Quaeda is like equating all Christians with the Westboro Baptist Church or those who bomb abortion clinics.

andythanfiction:

specialkthegreat:

cardsofwind:

THIS. MOTHERFREAKING THIS.

Excuse me as I causally anonymously mail this to all my relatives’ homes

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Equating all Muslims with the Taliban or Al-Quaeda is like equating all Christians with the Westboro Baptist Church or those who bomb abortion clinics.