Wrong End of the Telescope

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Apr 18




Ok, I think I want to expand a bit on what I said in the last post about the difference between a hero who is concerned with retaining his “normal” persona while still performing the heroic deeds that his “other” persona allows him to do, and a hero who is concerned with creating a world in which no one has to hide their “other” persona. (Fair warning: I do a lot of compare-and-contrast between DC and Marvel below, because IMO their heroes most clearly exemplify this dichotomy. Also fair warning: I am not, in general, a fan of DC Comics, or most of their characters.)

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I’m at work, so my response may be slightly haphazard, but: it’s interesting because I think there’s another aspect to this, also, that fits in very well, and it has to do with what it means to be “other” in these two different universes. What you outline above in terms of retaining both the “normal” and “other”/”abnormal” selves is an issue in both worlds, but is framed very differently. I said in my previous post that I think that binary tends to kind of give up and collapse in Marvel, at least in team stories, and I think in general there’s an assumption that the binary is absurd, false, and/or oppressive. Even in the case of someone like Matt Murdock, for whom unmasking is a long-running and at times hyperdramatic plot point, that almost mischievous sense of absurdity tends to creep in, and you get the situation in which literally everyone knows and makes jokes about the fact that he’s Daredevil. (I know that Spider-man is another case, but I’m honestly not familiar enough with Spider-man to deal with him.) I feel like (again, generally, not always) in DC, that binary tends to be rigidly enforced instead. And I think there’s a reason for this.

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Also somewhat haphazard, but delighted to be able to comics!meta with someone! You make very good points w/r/t choice and otherness in the two universes.

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Sorta sequel to [this]

I’m digging this deep and now I CAN’T STOP//////////////

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i’m not saying bucky should spend most of cap 3 crying and kissing steve, but i am saying they’d be smart to play to sebastian stan’s strengths

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Willow Smith’s crop top style.

That girl is going to slay the game in a few years, watch. She is going to be the new supermodel.

willow smith has been killin it since she was like 8, she’s so amazing

I swear she gets more badass every time I see a photo of her.

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Anonymous asked: What state do you live in?


constant anxiety


imagine bucky and natasha whispering behind steve’s back in russian, just little harmless things like “he’s cute when he’s angry” and “if you tell him he’s got a nice ass he’ll turn the color of your hair” so steve decides he’s gonna learn some russian so he can understand what they’re saying about him, but it has an unintended side effect. bucky mumbles in his sleep when he’s restless, sometimes english or spanish or japanese, but most often in russian. usually it’s a litany of “don’t make me don’t make me please stop don’t make me i don’t want to” but every now and then it’ll be something along the lines of “begging for your life won’t make a fucking difference to me” and steve can’t decide which is worse

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Do you ever see something someone posted, and you’re just like NO YOU ARE WRONG but you think to yourself, “This isn’t the hill I want to die on” so you have to let it go?


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do action movies know they can have more than one female character

Someone should make an action movie with all girls except for one guy and have no explanation or mention of it in the movie and then pay all of the actors to act surprised like they’d never noticed when they get the inevitable storm of questions. 

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fangirl challenge: female characters [3/10] » maria hill

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