I feel a little bad for saying this especially since I haven’t even seen it yet but one thing I’m glad about wrt the winter soldier is Steve shipped with other people than Tony. More non-Steve/Tony => less Steve/Tony => more Bruce/Tony ????????
Baby Blagden pics.
ANNIE - Official Trailer (2014)
I’m not gonna lie, I teared up a little bit when I saw the trailer.
I’m sooo excited for this… cheese fest and all!
this is so freaking adorable and yes i cried. I can’t wait.
I CAN’T WAIT
So I’ll probably get slammed for this (because, tumblr) but here goes anyway. Ask box is open, slam away.
When the original Little Orphan Annie was written, chronologically we were a lot closer to a time where there was a strong bias against Irish people. By making Annie red haired, it was implied that she was of Irish descent, and by extension, the audience would have inherently known that was part of the bias against her.
Changing Annie’s race to African American replicates this same dynamic in modern society, and that’s a big part of why so many people were upset by it. A BLACK orphan?! Nooooooo, keep her white and red haired and cute I DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH HOW THIS IS MAKING ME UNCOMFORTABLE.
Casting Annie as black in 2014 is a much more true to the original character than casting her as a caucasian red head.
THIS IS ALL SHADES OF PERFECT
I thought that was going to make me angry, but instead I gave a little cheer and reblogged this as fast as I could.
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I’ve had good reactions to the fanfic I wrote. And I’ve had a few fairly well known fandom people read the fanfic i wrote. But with nothing-rhymes-with-grantaire it’s pretty much like this:
(that’s a chart i made to prove i’m a scientist)
(if you label your axes properly the graph doesn’t need a title everyone knows that)
(basically this person is pretty great)
I am in temporary possession (through my roommate) of an item that is contraband in the dorm I live in. This item is making me very happy. I can say no more here. ;)
Pictures of the contraband will be posted in about a week, once said contraband is no longer in our room.
It’s time for me to confess my secret.
I’ve been vaguely following Brick!Club since the beginning, reading posts on and off, feeling guilty for not reading the brick along, marveling at the things I missed on my first and only readthrough, and stuff. For like a year, on and off. I’ve mostly stopped feeling guilty because why the hell should I, right?
And two weeks ago (or thereabouts) Brick Club was starting to wind down and it was like a switch flipped and I was like “there is no reason why I can’t read a chapter a day of this book, in fact I really want to.” So I started at the beginning and that night right before I went to sleep I read the very first chapter of Les Mis.
And every day since then (not counting one day I fell asleep listening to a Harry Potter audiobook, and another day when i realized that the night before I had been so tired that I hadn’t absorbed any of the chapter so i just reread the same one) I’ve been reading a chapter a night.
It really works. I don’t look up references to historical stuff I don’t understand, and I don’t research the context of what I’m reading. I’m saving that for future rereads (or possibly future chapters when that stuff is more central). Now I’m just taking my time savoring the story, and improving my sleep habits along the way. (Before I started doing this my habit was reading h/c fanfiction before bed, which [having no set limit unlike a chapter of the Brick] caused both later bedtimes and weirder fandom dreams.)
So while all you actual Brick!Club people are ending your readthrough, I have just started mine. In fact, in last night’s reading Valjean met Myriel for the first time, which has a nice kind of symmetry to it I guess.
I don’t see myself really making posts about it, but that’s what I’m doing, in case you want to know. So although the official Brick!Club readthrough may be ending, please be assured that Brick!Club’s inspiration lives on.
Thank you all for providing a whole lot of interesting words to look at this past year.
Haven’t been around much lately. I’m trying to catch up with academics. Please forgive me for neglecting you, especially you, person very important to me whose text I should have responded to weeks ago (you know who you are, hopefully).