Jenn. 20 something living in the DC metro. This used to be a multi-fandom blog and then Marvel happened. Expect a mixed bag of television, comics, science, politics, and wailing about my inability to Adult properly. But mostly Marvel. And a hell of a lot of Steve/Tony. *In an effort to keep my dash manageable, I do not follow tumblrs that don't use tags. Use tags! They are handy and make the world a nicer place!*

 

allofthefeelings:

bittenbyscarlett:

chujo-hime:

captaincommunist:

the-underground-hufflepuff:

BLACK WIDOW BEING IN THE ORIGINAL AVENGERS IS NOT CANON

SCARLET JOHANSON WAS CAST BECAUSE OF HER BODY

BLACK WIDOW IS A SEXUAL OBJECT

NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU WANT TO ARGUE THE CHARACTER’S DEPTH, SHE WAS PLACED IN THE MOVIE BECAUSE SHE HAS BOOBS.

Scarlet Witch deserved that spot on the roster. 

Not sure if trollin’…

You no like Black Widow. Congrats.

Comic canon (≠) Movie Canon. In original comic canon, Tony was captured in Vietnam, not Afghanistan. Bucky wore short pants and learned Steve’s secret identity by catching him change out of his costume. Nick Fury was a white dude.

Scarlett Johansson (two t’s, btw) was cast because of her acting abilities.

Black Widow is a woman. She is only a sexual object if that’s what you reduce her to.

The character was placed in the movie because she was already established in the MCU.

Both Natasha and Wanda will feature in Age of Ultron, so calm the fuck down and don’t tag your fucking hate.

someone might want to inform the OP that Wanda wasn’t an original Avenger - that would have been Janet Van Dyne, the Wasp.

but considering the OP seems perfectly happy to reduce one of the most complex and interesting female characters in the Marvel Universe to that of a god damn object, I doubt they actually care about any of the female Avengers

i will stand up for Scarlett and Natasha until the end of the line.

So I was going to steer clear of this clusterfuck, but here’s something really important people should remember.

No one- no person, no character, no individual- is a sex object. The act of objectification is not an act of existence but an act of perception. The writer, the artist, the viewer may make someone into a sex object, but that’s not inherent in who they are.

More to the point, for all its flaws, the MCU has consistently tried- sometimes more successfully than others, admittedly- to not ever let Natasha just be a sex object. While some of her outfits and positions are sexualized, she isn’t a sex object; even as a secondary character, once she’s been revealed to not just be Natalie from Legal, she is always very clearly the subject of her own narrative. Is she sometimes objectified? Yeah, she is- but so is Steve. So is Thor. The MCU is not shy about the bodies of its heroes.

Saying BLACK WIDOW IS A SEXUAL OBJECT (which carries with it the unstated but implied corollaries that (A) none of the other Avengers are and (B) that that that’s all she is)isn’t a statement about the text. It’s a statement about your own inability to perceive women as having the agency to be in charge of their own storylines.

brandnewfashion:

flange5

God, I wish we were the type of fans that creators actually listened to. I mean, not that they’re going to give this plotline to KSD or anything, but Jesus. STEVE IS A STRATEGIST. WHO ACTUALLY HAS HAD TO DO COLLATERAL DAMAGE. THAT IS WHAT THIS WAS AN EXERCISE IN. And it was a hypothetical. For him to literally say nope, do not even contemplate this possibility; we’re going to pretend not to know about what is currently our ONLY plausible solution to the END OF TWO UNIVERSES … because I said so. wtf. 

I’d say who died and made you boss, but that’s just it. STEVE DIED AND MADE HIMSELF BOSS, GOD, JUDGE, SAINT, MARTYR, and Tony just backs him up. Because even though Tony was the one who gave the mindwipe order, that was as much a self-flagellation as anything else. Because all of his actions since then have been about handing Steve a rod to punish him with. That way, Tony gets to save the world by sacrificing his friendship again, (so Steve doesn’t—if Tony wrecks it, he doesn’t give Steve the chance to prove he never trusted Tony in the first place, that the relationship never recovered fully for him, since Tony can’t even remember the rift). So Tony gets to a) save the world b) preemptively trash the relationship before Steve can prove it had never recovered pst Civil War on Steve’s side c) save Steve (if Tony doesn’t leave a self-hating message to Steve à la The Confession explaining how the Avengers World is his apology, (though he knows it will never make up for it but he had to make sure the world was worth saving for Steve even if Steve never forgave him,) I will eat an item of millinery), and take himself as the problem, off the playing field, so that Steve is fully in charge. 

I think what’s going to complicate it is that it’s likely that the reason Tony’s going to be chased by more than just Steve is that he’s likely to get framed for the murder of the Watcher, and if he *does* die, and is then exonerated, we might have a reverse Steve post Civil War—oh look—falsely accused, did his damndest to save the world, knowig he’d be reviled by the person he cared about most, and he did it anyhow because it was the right thing to do, and they all turned on him, even the people who shared his guilt, or claimed to be his best friend and had ‘forgiven’ him. 

If he dies, the real question is if/when we get him back and how.

He’s a classic character, white and male, so I figure we get him back—it’s just how long, and will he get the beatification treatment or will be be scapegoated in death and if so, to what narrative end?

I kind of hate the idea of dead!Tony, but on the other hand, man, if someone actually looked at Steve—Carol, Bucky, Pepper, and said, well, there you go, happy? All that man ever wanted was to protect the world and to have your respect and trust, but if he had to choose, he was going to protect the world, because it’s MORE IMPORTANT THAN EGO, BUT I GUESS YOU DIDN’T GET THAT MEMO, AVENGER. And you can’t make it up to him now, so hope your righteousness keeps you company :/

Let him stew on that for 9-18 months. I don’t see Marvel keeping Tony dead/’dead’ much longer than that. 

Then can we have a fucking make up of —hey yeah, THAT SUCKED, WE BOTH FUCKED UP AND NOW WE’RE EVEN LET’S NEVER DO IT AGAIN THE WORLD SUCKS WITHOUT BOTH OF US JESUS.

SORRY ANGELA, BUT I HAD TO SHARE

tinmantonystark:

megalyniam:

wHAT

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So it’s being assumed, considering 

"Tony’s death where Steve is life."

Steve’s already died once from one of their fights.

"Only one will be left standing" from their ensuing fight.

There’s no Iron Man title for July like everyone else.

They recently introduced Arno, who now has an Iron Man suit.

Tony has been preparing for Steve to take over as sole leader for the Avengers and his assets have been settled.

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I hope we get at least a year? Maybe? I doubt Marvel will let him stay dead for even that long, though. (When is Hickman’s run over because I have this whole THEORY about how, if Tony is Death and Steve is Life, than they both have to exist, they’re the balance of the worlds/light and dark/alpha and omega/two sides of the same coin/pick your metaphor. In any case, they’re going to have to be together for the final resolution of Hickman!vengers or my theory falls apart, so chop chop get your Jesus Juice ready.)

As for what’s going to take him out, Spoilers(?):

NEW AVENGERS #21
JONATHAN HICKMAN (W) • VALERIO SCHITI (A)
Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ARTIST VARIANT ALSO AVAILABLE
• A world must die! But which New Avenger will find the strength to press the button? And what will come in the aftermath?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

My only question at this point is if Tony will be teary eyed when he hits that big shiny red Martyr button.

tinmantonystark:

megalyniam:

wHAT

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So it’s being assumed, considering 

"Tony’s death where Steve is life."

Steve’s already died once from one of their fights.

"Only one will be left standing" from their ensuing fight.

There’s no Iron Man title for July like everyone else.

They recently introduced Arno, who now has an Iron Man suit.

Tony has been preparing for Steve to take over as sole leader for the Avengers and his assets have been settled.

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onemuseleft:

avengery:

marvel isn’t an interest, it’s a lifestyle

It’s an addiction and a goddamn expensive one.

Anonymous asked
I read your Winter Soldier analysis, and I have a question : you say that "There’s a reason his code name is drawn from an investigation into one of the ugliest chapters of American history." Please help a non-American understand what you meant? I mean I obviously see the Cold War reference in the movie, but from what you've written it seems like something more subtle *within* the Cold War... shit, I mean just "Cold War" seems too evident and I can't find the deeper meaning?

liveship:

wizzard890:

Oh gosh, don’t feel bad, there are plenty of Americans who have never even heard of this.

The Winter Soldier Investigation was a 1971 veteran-organized media event intended to draw attention to the war crimes that had taken place in Vietnam. Directly inspired by the exposure of the My Lai Massacre (the mass murder of over five hundred unarmed civilians by American troops) in 1969, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) brought together discharged servicemen from every branch of the military to discuss the atrocities they had seen and committed during their time in the war. They hoped bring these tragedies before the public eye, and to prove that American military policies led directly to the death and torment of civilians. Eventually a transcript from this conference made its way before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the Fullbright Hearings.  

When Ed Brubaker, the author who wrote the original Winter Soldier arc, chose the name, he wanted something that would call up both cold Siberian winters and the atrocities of war. This fit the bill.

But the term itself, the idea of “winter soldiers”, was coined by VVAW as a response to the writings of Thomas Paine, who described the men who deserted at Valley Forge during the American Revolution:

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country, but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

A winter soldier is someone who will warm their hands over a meager fire and weather the cold. Someone who refuses to abandon their country and its potential, no matter what the personal cost.

So how’s that for a weird little twist? According to Thomas Paine—activist, political philosopher, and revolutionary—the real winter soldier is Captain America.

#plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth

yeah, all these people are dressed like superheroes but you’re on a Segway, so really, who’s the nerd here?