I kind of love the idea of Steve being bi. Like, when he was younger, he’d see a guy and think he was good looking, but he’d just stamp that down or chalk it up to being an artist and finding beauty in everything. Then he meets Peggy and he really likes her so he thinks of himself as “fixed”.
When he wakes up in our time he stumbles into learning about the different kinds of genders and sexual orientations and it just hits him like “Oh. I guess that explains it.” And after New York when things settle in to something like a routine and he actually has a chance to look around and Natasha starts on her mission to set him up, he starts to really accept and become okay with being attracted to men and women.
One day when they’re heading out on a mission, Natasha brings up another woman from SHIELD and Steve just goes “What about that guy who works in reception?” and he says it casually, but he’s really sort of nervous because she’s the first person he’s told. Natasha just pauses for a beat and looks at him before shaking her head “Kevin? No, he’s got a terrible hair cut. You can do better.” And after that she starts including guys in the people she suggests to him.
idk I just like that headcannon
uh, so, yikes? :| idk what else to say. the catfish thing affects a pretty big number of you guys. i hope those of you it affects are okay. are you okay?
if you’re not okay, do you have someone you can talk to about it? (or are you someone people could talk to about it?)
and way down on my priority list tbh: is the person who’s been doing it okay? are they a danger to themselves (or anyone else) now that it’s out?
lorelei-l asked: Hi Amanda! I've read several times that you think Tumblr is dying. I was wondering what's make you think that ? Thank you! Much Love. Xx
that mostly comes from watching my own statistics decrease here and increase on other social platforms, coupled with anecdotal evidence from other artists/people not loving the “addicted to outrage” tone that frequently happens here. it seems people are quietly slipping away because of the noise. I plan to stay. but it’s depressing.
"Addicted to outrage". I’ve never heard Tumblr more adequately described.
you can thank neil gaiman for that one. i stole it.
Except Amanda Palmer fell out of public favour when she pretended to rape a Katie Perry look-a-like on stage and victim blamed childhood assault survivor Dylan Farrow so maybe its less tumblrs fault and more that Amanda Palmer needs to take responsibility for her own garbage.
Let’s play a game.
Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.
#YOU CANNOT IMAGINE THE FACE-CLUTCHING I AM DOING RIGHT NOW
#also i’m bored
#when brooklyn was ~magical~
#WHY DO I KNOW THESE THINGS
#HOW IS HE EVEN REAL
#look at their faaaaaces
#because all i knew of you was the old jewish new york douchebag on kroll show and lord how that sketch grates
#i didn’t even watch the show and i will never be over it
- book: meaningful consensual sex scene that has implications for both characters and gives insight into the nature of a 30+ year long relationship
- show: rape
like i honestly can’t even be disgusted or surprised because this is just so in character of d&d way to miss the fucking point of the entire fucking nature of the cersei/jaime relationship
like not only did you miss the fact that robb stark’s story is fundamentally catelyn’s story you also missed. the point. that cersei/jaime is fundamentally a relationship rooted in consent?????? like that is literally the WHOLE POINT of this relationship; this is the one person in the world that cersei chooses to be with, that she wasn’t sold to or commodified by. she was sold to robert baratheon when she was 16 and was raped and physically abused for the entirety of their marriage pretty much, and has had to use her sex to consolidate her power in the aftermath and through it all jaime is the only person she EVER chooses to have sex with
and you come up with this
like god how hard is it to follow the template of something that’s ALREADY EXPLICITLY SET OUT FOR YOU but hey you gotta have material to jack off over right and nothing’s better than rape huh
I’m writing this as someone who doesn’t ship Jaime and Cersei and never initially paid enough attention while reading their scenes in the books.
Maybe I’m reading it all wrong, but to me, this scene between Jaime and Cersei is not about a power struggle. At all. If you read the dialogue and think “power struggle,” then there’s a problem, because Jaime’s offering comfort to Cersei in this scene and Cersei’s desperate for him. It’s supposed to be a tender and intimate moment despite Jaime crudely telling her that they can make another son, despite Cersei having her moon’s blood, despite Joffrey’s dead body lying near them, despite her fear that they’ll be caught.“Jaime could smell the fear on her, even through the rank stench of the corpse. He wanted to take her in his arms and kiss her, to bury his face in her golden curls and promise her that no one would ever hurt her…”Jaime is all about protecting Cersei and she takes comfort in that. I just don’t understand blatant misinterpretation of this moment as a power struggle. There’s no justifiable reason that I can see that it had to be changed to something so much more disgusting and disturbing than in the books because of the lack of consent and lack of intimacy and care between them…it was the simplest thing to accurately translate to screen and yet.Cersei’s doesn’t get to consent, doesn’t get to control her sexuality, and Jaime (who finds rape despicable) is now a character who, instead of wanting to protect Cersei, resents her and punishes her by forcing himself on her because she kept spurning his advances. Marinate on that.
Thank god for the A.V. Club, the only media outlet that has outright called bullshit on this so far.
And another really important quote:
Rape is a tricky thing to use as character development, for either the victim or the rapist; doing it twice raises a lot of red flags. It assumes that rape between characters doesn’t fundamentally change the rest of their story—and it assumes that the difference between consent and rape is, to use the parlance, a “blurred line.”
Obviously it’s abhorrent that no one’s called this out, and the AV Club did, but right smack in the middle of it is this:
But given what we have seen Cersei Lannister capable of—her ex-husband is hardly the only man she’s had killed—is it even conceivable that she would stand for it? Jaime raping Cersei is a major anomaly for these two characters—even based purely on what we’ve seen in the show. It’s just not something that either character would do.
This is some super problematic rhetoric with regard to the nature of rape — Cersei allowed (“stood for”) nothing, she was raped. This isn’t a two-way street, rape is a crime with a victim, the victim isn’t complicit, and the idea that being raped isn’t something a character ~*would do*~ is fucked up to the max.
look, if you’re not here for asoiaf/game of thrones, or if any kind of yelling about rape culture, sexism, racism, classism, and misogyny isn’t your thing, and you’re still here for some reason, you should definitely get out now.
i was going to say “probably get out now” but no: “definitely get out now” because i watched that garbage ass episode last night and i am a person living in the world, so my queue is like 491349230498% nothing but the above.