but seriously I wish more people shipped Anora/Alistair because then I could easily share my headcanon of Alistair coming home from his dumb comic adventures going “HONEY I HAVE DRAGON’S BLOOD RUNNING THROUGH MY VEINS” and Anora looks up from her piles and piles of Very Important Paperwork to go “that’s nice dear now go off and play with your dolls”
I also headcanon that the two of them send passive aggressive love letters to each other during his travels
like Anora sends him a package of clean underwear with a note pinned on saying “Ferelden is doing fine without you please by all means take your time I work far better alone. Love, Your Wife Her Majesty the Queen” and then Alistair sends her letters like “I’m doing my job I’m fathering all these bastard children so you don’t have to worry about ruining your lovely figure miss you too. Love, Your Husband His Majesty the King” but in truth they actually miss each other and they’re too stubborn to admit it so they just act like five year old children and Orlesian spies somehow get these letters and go “c’est quoi ce bordel???”
why does no one else ship this I’m so lonely
I love that Pacific Rim, a movie that as an “action blockbuster” most directors would have lazily decided to market to men, this movie pretty much says “naw son…we gonna do this fair”. There are plenty of monsters and robots punching each other. Fun for everyone. But where a typical action movie would have had a woman in a shower or some low cut outfit or panned over her curves, that never happens in Pacific Rim. Mako is never sexualized. She’s adorable and smart and you understand completely why Raleigh is immediately smitten with her, but the movie never stoops to trying to convince you of her appeal because she’s “sexy”. You like Mako for the same reason Raleigh does…because she’s amazing. You like her as a person, not an object. Raleigh doesn’t objectify her and neither does the audience. She’s not some prize Raleigh gets for being a bad ass.
Meanwhile, the only person the movie really objectifies at any point is Raleigh, (you could argue that they’re showing the scars, but he’s shirtless three separate times including this scene SOOOO…some one liked how Charlie looked sans shirt). It verges on ogling because Charlie Hunnam is built like a brick house. It’s even more glaring because so much of the time Raleigh is covered up. He’s constantly in over sized sweaters and jackets, so his shirtlessness is very noticeable. You could argue that Raleigh might be Mako’s “prize”, but I think it’s deeper than that. Raleigh isn’t an object either. I have to say from my perspective, I liked Mako so much I loved that she got such a full package deal of a guy who adored her. It’s not good enough that Raleigh is just some cardboard cut out good guy that Mako gets in the end. Mako gets the adoration of a guy who is not only a stud, but who is sweet, supportive, kind, encouraging, a bad ass, and a survivor just like her. Raleigh works to be her friend and impress her, not the other way around. Raleigh is ostensibly the main character of the movie, but he spends his time in awe of Mako, not the other way around. His hero’s journey is pretty much done the moment he meets Mako, her’s isn’t done until she deals with the kaiju that haunt her. Raleigh gets back in a jaeger and moves on immediately. Mako’s transformation takes longer and has more focus.
So we LIKE Raleigh, but we’re rooting for Mako because Raleigh is pretty much getting his life back together. So you’ve got a secondary character actually making the hero’s journey and the main character working how a supporting “love interest” does most of the time. What it ends up in is a couple that isn’t official that has a LOT of people invested in them by the end.
- Peter geeking out because Captain freakin’ America is listening to his mixtape on his Walkman and omg is he bobbing his head to the music OMG YES
- Tony nerding out over Peter’s helmet, flicking it on and off and on and off and promising himself Yup, my suit’s gonna do this, in less time and it’s gonna be way cooler too, thanks
- Gamora and Natasha regarding each other with respect but also warily because badass assassins know what other badass assassins are capable of and all their loved ones are within killing range
- Gamora pretending not to be interested in the handsome Captain or his broody friend with the metal arm and their muscles
- Rocket not bothering to pretend that he’s not interested in that metal arm and Yeah, we might need that later, pal, trust me
- Thor arm wrestling with Drax and Groot
- Clint and Rocket snarking at each other and secretly enjoying it
- The Hulk responding surprisingly amiably to Groot’s words
- Groot giving the Hulk a delicate little flower from his palm
- The Hulk shrinking until Bruce is there holding the flower with an utterly peaceful look on his face
- Sam and Tony studying the thrusters of Peter’s boots and No Stark I don’t need those on my wings, what did I tell you about messing with them and Wilson, Wilson, don’t you see what we have here, let me upgrade your wings, please
- The pizza delivery kid hauling 30 pizzas up to Avengers’ Tower and being greeted at the front door by a smart mouth raccoon and a walking tree and Tony Stark with a weird helmet on his face and a scary guy with a metal arm who grunts keep the change and he thinks, how is this my life every other friday, how
Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.
The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”
Here are some of the images I created for Topp’s new series of trading cards, Star Wars: Chrome Perspectives.
It was a blast to make them, and I’m gratified that the folks who’ve seen them seem to dig them.
Foundation plaques B (photo 1) and A (photo 2), dating to the early 4th century BCE. Both these plaques of hammered gold have been inscribed in Old Persian, and are from Iran during the Achaemenid period.
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