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Being Alone, Chill, and Chris Evans: potofsoup: rainnecassidy: cynics-and-romantics: chris-evans-and-his-pizza: shanology: verysharpteeth: I have to comment on the fact that when it comes to the serum, Bucky is souped UP on that stuff. Steve probably tones back how much he’s hitting normal humans, but GOOD LANDS. Bucky’s not just knocking someone down, he’s getting them air borne. With a kick. We know the cyborg arm is really strong, but BUCKY is insanely strong. Reminds me of the comic where he throws an arrow through someone’s face with his good arm, not even the cyborg one. Bucky is scary ramped up in the strength department. This is why when people talk about Bucky having received an “inferior” version of the serum, I kind of raise my eyebrows. The overall effects of Zola’s serum might have differed from Erskine’s, but it certainly doesn’t seem to have left Bucky physically weaker. There are a lot of fics that assume Bucky would not be a match for Steve if Steve were actually willing to fight him, but Bucky more than proves his strength in Winter Soldier. This should also make people realize that he isn’t some lost puppy. He can take care of hisself, even if he doesn’t have memories. He got the Smithsonian by himself right? He got those clothes himself right? He can take care of himself. He was manipulated to be a predator. He is strong enough, swift enough to take down prey. He is intuitive enough to find who or what he wants. Even before The Soldier, Bucky was smart as a whip and could hold his own in a fight. But now? Now he is the perfect weapon, whether or not he wishes to be. He adapts, he fights, he wins. You know what else bugs me? When people act in fics like he’s just going to snap and kill everyone around him.  Bucky is not a violent person.  I don’t think the Winter Soldier is a violent person either.  He killed because he was ordered to, but if he wasn’t ordered to?  TBH I think the Winter Soldier would probably be pretty chill and quiet.  Like, you wouldn’t want to startle him or whatever, because yeah, scary ninja personification of death, but if you were just, like, sharing a train car?  Or sitting in a waiting room?  Not a randomly violent guy.  No homicidal urges.  Probably largely just wants to be left the fuck alone to, like, contemplate Dostoevsky or something. I recently re-watched Cap2, and this scene — it’s basically Bucky’s equivalent of what Steve did on the Lemurian Star — he takes out a whole squadron (???) of pilots single-handedly.  And it’s … stunning how brutallly effective he is.  No fancy Cap parkour.  Just straight up killing machine. Which I think gets at the above meta/commentary — WS is not just a soldier, he’s a highy trained Super Soldier.  He can go toe-to-toe with Steve on basically everything — hand-to-hand combat, leading a team (he leads a team when he’s tracking Nat/Steve), and taking down a large # of machines/men single-handedly. The difference, then, is the drive.  Which is that WS has none.  He is a ghost that simply follows orders (and when he doesn’t, he gets wiped.)  Bucky has no direction, so he goes where he’s pointed.  One thing I find so interesting about mcu!WS is how neutral he is.  There’s no Soviet brainwashing (we see Pierce giving him The Talk, but he doesn’t seem to actually care), no misguided sense of right or wrong.  Just … nothing. Of course, Steve was like that, too, at the beginning of the film — just following orders and muddling through life.  But Steve knew enough to be dissatisfied by that, to Want Out.  Which is why he’s Steve. And this is one of the larger themes of CA:TWS — it’s about a bunch of highly skilled people who no longer find satisfaction in following orders, and want to find meaning outside of their jobs.  Sam did it, Nat and Steve are looking, and Bucky is just starting.
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Target, Tumblr, and Blog: PIRATES ARE IN THIS YEAR!! tampire: YARR HARR FIDDLE DEE DEE, HAPPY TALKING THE TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY, MATEYS! ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT PIRATES ARE IN EVERY YEAR!!!!!!! 

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Bad, Birthday, and cnn.com: CNN CNN @CNN "What I say I'm gonna do, l'm gonna do to the best of my capabilities," says Walter Carr on why he walked 20 miles to work after his car broke down: "I just wanted to show to my company that I am dedicated just like I said in my interview" cnn.it/2zOYOdS Birmingham, Alabama 9:51 AM CT Via Skype Chattanooga, Tennessee 10:51 AM ET GOING THE EXTRA MILE MAN WALKS 20 MILES TO WORK RECEIVES CEO'S PERSONAL CAR AS A GIFT NN DOW 101.74 NEWSROOM 258 views From CNN Newsroom 10:20 AM 19 Jul 18 dagwolf: killagouge: topsydead: pregnantseinfeld: kittycatdeathtrap: pregnantseinfeld: dagwolf: Vomitous can we please stop pretending this shit is good?!!?! What the fuck!!!!! I don’t understand why this is a bad thing?? whats sold as inspirational here is somebody whose fear of being fired and having their source of food and shelter yanked away from them forced them to push themselves to unhealthy lengths Exactly!!! We’re being told “be like this guy, he puts his company above his physical safety”. It’s a shaming tactic against people who don’t prioritize their employers. He was probably stressed the fuck out and needed serious recuperation after that feat, but they’re treating it like he sent the boss a birthday card. I mean, he got a car out of it. He chose the job knowing how far away it was. This should be more of a condemnation of the lack of good public transportation in the south. This isn’t unique to Alabama, the only reason it’s in the news is because the owner is a decent human being. I’ve been citing the preamble to the IWW constitution a lot lately: “The working class and the employing class have nothing in common.”We must work or perish. All the talk this employee chose the job “knowing how far away it was” is bullshit. That he has to choose a job so difficult to get to is nothing more than fodder for further condemnation of our society.  The charitable act here comes with a hidden agenda, as does the awful media representation of the story.  Charity, especially in this manner, is disempowering, condescending, and re-enforces class. Capitalist charity is always about composing the rich as good, generous, noble while composing the poor as short-sighted beggars always guilty of ending up in need of help, and so parasitic. One better hope that the employer in this story pays his employee enough to afford to properly care for and fuel his new car. Worst of all, charity makes people believe capitalism is good because it puts a very nice mask on the whole oppressive affair. That’s how we should talk about this story. 
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Bad, Clothes, and Confidence: <p><a href="http://kurtwagnermorelikekurtwagnerd.tumblr.com/post/173212536306/pyrogothnerd-the-disney-elite-fullyferal" class="tumblr_blog">kurtwagnermorelikekurtwagnerd</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://pyrogothnerd.tumblr.com/post/172797800788/the-disney-elite-fullyferal-violet-parr" class="tumblr_blog">pyrogothnerd</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://the-disney-elite.tumblr.com/post/172796039012/fullyferal-violet-parr-everyone-the-true-hero" class="tumblr_blog">the-disney-elite</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://fullyferal.tumblr.com/post/172398476855/violet-parr-everyone-the-true-hero-of-this" class="tumblr_blog">fullyferal</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Violet Parr, everyone. The true hero of this movie.</p></blockquote> <p>I want an Incredibles 2 where Violet suddenly wakes up and realizes, ‘Why did I think wearing pink sweaters and dating some popular kid was AN IMPROVEMENT?!’ Then she goes back to being the quirky, smart girl she was at the start, only now she’s more badass than before because she realizes there was NOTHING WRONG WITH WHO SHE WAS!!!</p> <p>(Seriously, am I the only one who hates how they ended her story in pt. 1?)</p> </blockquote> <p>You SEVERELY misunderstand Violet’s entire dang story arc, and her characterization at the beginning of the film.</p> <p>Like, I think you need to rewatch the film. At the beginning of the film, she was scared, self conscious, etc. Those aren’t “quirks” those were her hiding her quirks because she was afraid. </p> <p>Her story arc was about gaining confidence. The wearing of brighter colors was symbolic of that. If you look at concept art, she was meant to be huddled, scared, trying not to be seen, etc. Those dark clothes are meant to show her trying to “blend in” and be less noticed.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="413" data-orig-width="620"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/077ed9da31035f335bfecbb44004b1ca/tumblr_inline_p6zbkypRNc1twv21i_540.jpg" data-orig-height="413" data-orig-width="620"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="263" data-orig-width="383"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/eb05effc6728445177f798a7ee56200d/tumblr_inline_p6zaimEgII1twv21i_540.jpg" data-orig-height="263" data-orig-width="383"/></figure><p>That’s also why in the beginning, she lets her hair fall in front of her face: She’s trying TO HIDE. Think about it, she wants to be “normal” instead of embracing her powers, she wants to fit in, etc. </p> <p>Look at her body language during <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgzWLsR-6PI">this scene</a>. Notice how she doesn’t want to talk, she mumbles, she won’t even eat. Something is bothering her, but she doesn’t want to admit it. She constantly looks sad. Heck, I’m kind of mad at Helen in this scene for not acknowledging it. Violet’s body language is FREAKING OBVIOUS, any mother should be able to spot it, and ask what the frick is wrong, but Helen’s so preoccupied with trying to be a “normal” family that she completely ignores any signs that something is wrong.</p> <p>And then we get to the problem: When Violet screams about how no one in the family is “normal” </p> <p>“We ACT normal, Mom! I wanna BE normal!” and Dash even agrees, because of the pressure to act “normal” that is put on him.<br/></p> <p>She doesn’t want to “be herself” she wants to “fit in”</p> <p>She has basically been told her whole life to hide who she is, hide her powers, etc to keep the family safe. She’s barely allowed to express herself, something Helen acknowledges later in the film indirectly by apologizing for putting pressure on Violet. She’s not just talking about the plane crash, she’s talking about what she’s basically done to Violet and Dash THEIR ENTIRE FREAKING LIVES. She basically did the same dang thing Elsa’s parents did in Frozen: “Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let it show” but she never gets called out on it, because she doesn’t die before realizing her mistake and fixing it.</p> <p>That’s why after the talk with her Mom, it’s SO DANG IMPORTANT that she pulls her hair back: SHE’S DONE HIDING WHO SHE IS. She’s DONE trying to pretend to be normal. She realizes she is someone incredible, and is finally willing to embrace that.</p> <p>Later, when she’s wearing bright clothes, it symbolizes she’s no longer afraid of being seen. She’s willing to stand out instead of blend into the background. Seriously, this is some basic cinematography symbolism, here, it’s one of the first things you learn in a film-as-literature class. Her outfit change didn’t mark a change in</p> <p><b>Violet doesn’t become a different person. She learns to be confident with who she is. </b></p> <p> She didn’t change who she was. She gained confidence. Confidence to talk to the boy without turning invisible. Confidence to ask him out. The moral of her story wasn’t “LOL those darn introverts need to be extroverts” the moral was “You can do whatever you set your mind to. If you can stop a literal supervillain, you can freaking ask the dang boy out.” <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>I think it’s also really interesting that Violet’s two powers are to hide and to build barriers. </p> </blockquote> <p>Holy shit how do you miss the point of Violet that bad to the point that you think who she was at the beginning of the first movie was any kind of goal? She wasn’t some quiet genius who just preferred dark clothes, she was socially anxious wreck.</p>
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Ass, Cute, and Dude: RI 85% 1 1 :24 PM Danteh 23.3K Likes Tweets Tweets& replies Media Likes Carter @Carter_OW 5h This is clearly the talk of a teen that is being taken advantage of and cannot fend for herself in this DANGEROUS internet world CARTER? These are dms of her with a closeeee friend of mine so in there !!! if he tries anything i can just take screenshots and ruin his career within one tweet Feb 9 i wish i was older tbh NO LMNAO i would DIE if i got a chance to date an OwL player THATS NOT THE PLAY Feb 9 Feb 9 . what makes u so interested in OWL ppl yes Feb 9 why is that the end all be all for u dreamkazpers a cool guy tho i АНА Feb 9 Feb 9 for some reason greasy ass gamers just get me goin that's hella cool that he'd do that for u 泄 ídk i love videogames and cute boys so its a good combination Feb 9 Feb 9 i get u i get u yeah dude hes so nice?m is he a lot older than u oh like is that actually not possible or the female part Feb 9 oh b oy his age isnt confirmed. he could be 18 or he could be lke 22. inm almosttttt 15 Feb 9 not THAt nice of a person LMAO my parents have an 11 year age gap but they both met after Feb 9 . Feb 9 he hasnt attempted anything so far so we're good 45 0 86 332 San Francisco Shock-. @SF.. . 6h The grind never ends! @Shock_Architect heavy practice time in this week Watch out @LAValiant, we are conm and the rest of the squad have put some Danteh 23.3K Likes Tweets Tweets& replies Media Likes Joji @Jojizhang 5h Replying to @aimbotcalvin Her: 'I'm only 14' Me: FUEL 92 tl 10 115 imwatchingyoufailatgames @4... 4h @Danteh don't worry my dude I got you 08 18 1 125 o owlshitpostgalore: So Dante is unstanned and deleted from my life for liking tweets that dont take the DK situation seriously and patronize the victim (:
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Assassination, Bruce Jenner, and Disappointed: The Boondocks' Predicts An Oprah Winfrey Presidency In 2006 Episode "Return Of The King" 13 @balleralert A US. TIMES NOVEMBER 8,2020 Oprah Winfrey Elected Presidem ‘The Boondocks’ Predicts An OprahWinfrey Presidency In 2006 Episode “Return Of The King” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Like many of the craziest-biggest moments in history, an Oprah2020 campaign was predicted in an episode of an adult cartoon series. From the prediction of Trump’s presidential campaign in ‘The Simpsons’ to Bruce Jenner’s transformation in ‘Family Guy,’ adult animated cartoons have been on point for the last several years. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, amid the talk of Oprah’s potential presidential campaign, a connection between this morning’s headlines and a scene from a 2006 episode of Adult Swim’s ‘The Boondocks’ has surfaced. Just twelve years ago, the show predicted a Winfrey Presidency with a newspaper that read, “November 8, 2020. Oprah Winfrey Elected President.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the episode, which is the 9th of the first season, Huey Freeman tells an alternate version of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Titled, “Return of the King”, Freeman says instead of being killed, King slips into a coma for 32 years. In 2000, he wakes up and heads to vote in the presidential election but is turned away. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As the episode continued, Huey showed King how the culture plummeted after his shooting, as everyone was waiting for him to come back. So, Huey convinced him to reach out to the public again. But, disappointed in their ignorance, King set the record straight, just before revealing that he was leaving the country. That was the last time Huey saw King. At the end of the episode, the newspaper revealed that the year was now 2020. King had died at the age of 91 and Oprah has been elected President.

‘The Boondocks’ Predicts An OprahWinfrey Presidency In 2006 Episode “Return Of The King” – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Like many of...

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