it’s been a trying past few days
every single fandom has that one character that can be paired up with basically everyone else and still be plausible
he can also be paired with anyone from another fandom and it still be plausible
For Arrow its definitely this cutie:
And then you realize… holy god what have we done:
"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."
Requested — Ned’s rant about his half-brothers’ names in Episode “Dim Sum Poker”
Acting takes you out of your comfort zone. It can be hard but if you love doing it, you do it. There was a time I wanted to be an astronaut but now, well…I don’t think I’m going into space anytime soon.
That’s why I love Tumblr :D
An interview with Tom Hiddleston
IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW.
It’s like a superhero origin story
This was porn to me.
this is porn
and then this happened
is that John Barrowman and James Marsters making out
… that is John Barrowman and James Marsers making out
Nowadays the princesses all know kung fu, and yet they’re still the same princesses. They’re still love interests, still the one girl in a team of five boys, and they’re all kind of the same. They march on screen, punch someone to show how they don’t take no shit, throw around a couple of one-liners or forcibly kiss someone because getting consent is for wimps, and then with ladylike discretion they back out of the narrative’s way.
On the posters they’re posed way in the back of the shot behind the men, in the trailers they may pout or smile or kick things, but they remain silent. Their strength lets them, briefly, dominate bystanders but never dominate the plot. It’s an anodyne, a sop, a Trojan Horse - it’s there to distract and confuse you, so you forget to ask for more.
Sophia McDougall (via albinwonderland)
This is something that’s bugged me for so long, the idea that as long as they have the girl beat up 3 thugs first, it’s okay if the 4th one overpowers her and she ends up being captured for the hero to rescue anyway (this happened constantly on Smallville). It’s cynical executives and producers going “this will shut those feminists up”, and not actually listening to what the complaints are saying. It’s well-meaning writers thinking that they really are writing something different, but not thinking any more deeply about how ingrained the sexism in how they see writing stories is. It’s promotional material and interviews for the movies going “she’s not your typical damsel in distress”, as if we’re asking for damsels in distress just not ones that get kidnapped right away. And it’s ultimately just the same old same old where women are just objects for men to capture, hurt, win, rescue, and have sex with, except they’re a little more feisty so PROGRESS amirite?