22nd July 2014
Photoset reblogged from Diane Duane with 72,464 notes
I’ve seen a few fashion posts trying to expand the “Marie Antoinette is not Victorian” rant, but this stuff can get complicated, so here is a semi-comprehensive list so everyone knows exactly when all of these eras were.
Please note that this is very basic and that there are sometimes subcategories (especially in the 17th century, Jacobean, Restoration, etc)
And people wonder WHY I complain about History/Art History periodization. Note how much overlap there is to the above “eras”, and how many exceptions and extensions there are to these categories.
Oh, and by the way…
Because you wouldn’t want to be historically inaccurate.
22nd July 2014
Question reblogged from Seanan's Tumblr with 50 notes
wildeyedwanderer said: Help! I am in the corn maze. I do not know how I got in the corn maze. I certainly did not expect to find myself surrounded by whispering husks on my birthday. I think I can get out if you grant me official entrance to the birthday unending. But no hurry it has not found me yet and I am good at hiding. I can bring my sketchbook now filled with the nightmarish things seen here and the remainder of my sanity. Also some of the smaller corn denizens who are curious about the concept of glitter.
YOU SHOULD NOT BE IN THE CORN MAZE. COME OUT OF THERE. COME OUT OF THERE, AND COME INTO THE WARMTH AND SAFETY OF THE BIRTHDAY. IT IS MUCH BETTER OUT HERE, WHERE IT IS NOT IN THE CORN.
SERIOUSLY. WHY DO PEOPLE GO IN THERE?
HERE IS YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE. HERE IS YOUR CONICAL HAT. HERE IS YOUR MAP TO THE BIRTHDAY, WITH THE CORN MAZE CLEARLY MARKED. YOU SEE? THAT IS THE CORN MAZE. DO NOT GO IN THERE.
WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY. WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY. WELCOME TO THE BIRTHDAY UNENDING.
22nd July 2014
Photo reblogged from milk and roses with 2,944 notes
alberta ferretti spring/summer 2013 photographed by christian ferretti for interview russia february 2013
22nd July 2014
Link reblogged from Next Stop: The Distance with 80 notes
So, to recap, antagonist comes to Earth through a portal and kidnaps one of only two people on the planet to understand portals even a little. Given that information, what would you do if you were concerned with the fate of Earth.
You’d say, “Get me Jane Foster,” is what you’d do. As the only non-brainwashed portal scientist in existence, as one of the few non-brainwashed people to have first hand experience with portals, as someone who is at this very moment studying portals she is the person you want.
She’s got to be at the top of your list. There’s no other place for her to be.
I’m just gonna copy the whole thing over, Mojo Jojo speak and all, because goddammit it DESERVES to be repeated ad nauseum. I mean yeah, yeah, there were practical IRL reasons, Jane and Thor weren’t allowed to see each other again until the non-crossover sequel, Natalie Portman was unavailable due to her pregnancy, bla bla bla, but fuck it, that doesn’t make the in-universe inconsistencies any less frustrating. The total lack of communication between Thor and Jane ended up making no fucking sense anyway, which the TDW prequel tie-in comic tried to address only to make it make even less sense, and the grumpy old male sidekick (one of FOUR male and SIX total sidekicks the first Thor film had, I might add) stealing the spotlight from the hot, smart and (sometimes hilariously) passionate female lead doesn’t seem like a particularly smart marketing strategy?? NOT TO MENTION a fictional male scientist being given all the narrative attention and recognition for a fictional female scientists’ achievements is all kinds of BAD DOG that just reinforces unfair practices and bias that harm real female scientists and girls who could have become scientists and given the world god knows what knowledge and wonder but didn’t because the scientific community is such a woman-hating shithole and has been since the dawn of fucking forever, and just. UGH.
They couldn’t have, I dunno, had a video conference scene where Jane A) doesn’t have to show any body parts below the shoulder, B) gives SHIELD all the help, information and pointers she can without examining the Tesseract and/or Loki’s staff in person, which was obviously impossible (that tidbit about low levels of gamma radiation and how “that can be dangerous”? she could’ve pointed that out looking at the data afterwards! she could’ve given SHIELD their non-green and rage-y reason to bring Bruce in in the first place AND given the audience another reason to believe that yes, these movies really are all happening in the same universe!), C) have Jane and SHIELD come to some kind of non-deceptive and mutually beneficial agreement to make her disappear for the forseeable future so Loki can’t get his hands on her as well, but SHIELD can keep providing her with the means to continue looking for some way to help and - in an emergency but not for frivolous reasons like romance, yadda yadda yadda - keep her posted on relevant developments on their end. And last but not least D) not have SHIELD put entirely unnecessary new strain on their professional relationship by lying to Jane’s face for no good reason. Because what was the point of that even, jfc, this is a grown woman you’re dealing with, not some horny teenager without a shred of sense in life-or-death situations… or Tony “Unmanageable Manchild” Stark, for that matter.
I mean I came up with that in five minutes fuelled by nothing but righteous nerd rage, imagine what a determined writer/director could’ve done in a whole year and on a bazzillion dollar budget, if only they gave half a damn.
Wow, I haven’t ranted about Jane in ages, I guess that wanted out real bad.
So I removed the copy of the linked post, because while the entirety of it is awesome, it is long and indeed Mojo-Jojo like in its repetitiveness and you should go and boost their pageviews.
But Jane’s absence is an annoying little omission.
I came into Avengers having watched exactly none of the other films and, aside from unsuccessfully googling Pepper Potts which turned up a lot of Natasha for some reason because a friend made a reference to her and knowing the Hulk films weren’t that good, knew absolutely nothing about any of the characters.
So I dismissed Erik as the poor science guy who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Which definitely would’ve been solved if Jane had done a video conference with Fury about Erik’s kidnapping and what she can and can’t do to help. That could easily segue into “Gamma radiation is not my expertise, but Erik had a friend who did, though I’m not sure if you’re going to be able to find him…” which would then cut to Natasha picking up Bruce. Because why leave Easter eggs around if you’re not going to use them?
It doesn’t even really have to change the fact Thor and Jane don’t see each other. I wouldn’t put it past Fury to withhold knowledge of Jane’s help/location from Thor or the rest of the team just in case Loki manages to get to any of them. In fact it gives Jane even more reason not to be happy about SHIELD possibly getting involved in London – because they withheld information from her.
While I do understand that it would’ve been harder to fit more side characters in with actor’s contracts (and I believe Natalie Portman’s had to throw her weight around and strong arm with writers/directors/producers for a lot of Jane’s story as it stands in the movies) the Avengers was to establish the MCU as a singular universe. It’s super fun to see Bruce Banner and Tony Stark geek out over physics together or for Captain America giving a boost to Black Widow in battle, but it would add much more that’s it not just these main characters that are connected to each other.
Erik and Bruce are friends! Jane went to Culver university for a bit! Jane constructed all of her monitoring equipment, derivatives of which Tony and Bruce probably used to track the Tesseract down. Rhodey probably helped train the EXO-Falcon teams.
Tiny details like that really add depth to the universe and make fans super happy, possibly even happier than Tony and Steve snarking at each other.
Plus including Jane in the Avengers would mean I would be less tired about fandom (and Marvel, possibly) giving Erik credit for Jane’s work. Especially in Thor 2, Jane’s own movie. (I can’t remember if the novelization said that most of the equipment was Erik’s, but it’s definitely mentioned in fanfic and it annoys me so much.)
Basically if Jane had been in Avengers, even for a minute on Skype, it would fill a dozen little plot holes, make the audience recognise that Selvig isn’t just some poor science dude, give her recognition for her work, add depth to the MCU and not change a single plot point.
22nd July 2014
Photo reblogged from Fuck Yeah, Captain America Polyamory! with 4,250 notes
Imagine a lazy Saturday afternoon where there are no explosions or pranks or flashbacks or nightmares. Everyone’s in the living room, lazing about and listening to 40s big band music. Steve falls asleep with his head in Bucky’s lap. Natasha reads a book while Clint gives her a foot rub. Tony plays Bejeweled on Zen mode with the sound off, Bruce just closes his eyes and relaxes a bit. Thor sits and enjoys the music. Sam takes a nap. Everything’s quiet and simple and lovely and calm.
22nd July 2014
Photoset reblogged from milk and roses with 10,770 notes
for anonymous who requested sam, steve and natasha