Just encountered one of those Feminist Dragons posts again, and now I kind of really want a story about knights and dragons and damsels in distress where the dragons rescue women from dangerous or abusive situations and keep them safe in their caves, and the dragons’ caves are actually a safe space for scared women, rather than a prison for captives. And anytime a man comes and tries to get in, the dragons scare them off. And if any abusers follow them back to the caves and try to get at the women, the dragons eat them or roast them alive (the woman gets to chose which one). And when a noble knight comes seeking the dragon’s lair, he has to prove himself worthy before the dragon will be willing to release any of the women into his care. Some of the women leave with a worthy knight. Some of them leave with each other. Some of them leave on their own. And some choose to stay forever.
The good guys are always stalwart and true, the bad guys are easily distinguished by their pointy horns or black hats, and we always defeat them and save the day. No one ever dies, and everybody lives happily ever after.
and then they didnt put her on the final list
now introducing a brand new musical: hamlet! at the disco, featuring hit tracks such as “lying about his mental state is the most fun a prince can have without taking his clothes off”, “miss ophelia”, “angst for breakfast, angst for snacks”, “mad as hamlet”, and the dramatic finale, “but its better if you all die”
BABY HUSKY HOWLING BABY HUSKY HOWLING BABY HUSKY HOWLING BABY HUSKY HOWLING BABY HUSKY HOWLING BABY HUSKY HOWLING BABY HUSKY HOWLING BABY HUSKY HOWLING BABY HUSKY HOWLING BABY HUSKY HOWLING
"You had a partner… Perhaps you still do."
that time when sherlock compared marriage and partnership and basically admitted he and joan were kinda married (to no one’s surprise)
idk man there’s just something really flattering about people who acknowledge your existence even when you’re not with them
okay but what if Steve didn’t know many slang terms for hetero sex because he hit puberty surrounded by queer culture and oKAY LOOK, FONDUE SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD BE SLANG FOR THAT SHIT. IT MADE SENSE TO HIM AT THE TIME. THE FUCK DID YOU WANT FROM HIM; HE KNOWS LIKE TWELVE DIFFERENT WAYS TO SAY ‘BACK-ALLEY BLOWJOB’ BUT THAT SHIT ISN’T APPLICABLE HERE, IS IT
Arabian Little Red Riding Hood with a red hijab
A Japanese Snow White with her coveted pale skin and shiny black hair
Mexican Cinderella with colorful Mexican glass blown slippers
Greek Beauty and the Beast where Beast is a minotaur
Culture-bent fairy tales that keep key canonical characteristics
GIVE ME THESE I M M E D I A T E L Y
I AM SO TEMPTED TO DRAW THIS YOU HAVE NO IDEA
Oh gosh, don’t feel bad, there are plenty of Americans who have never even heard of this.
The Winter Soldier Investigation was a 1971 veteran-organized media event intended to draw attention to the war crimes that had taken place in Vietnam. Directly inspired by the exposure of the My Lai Massacre (the mass murder of over five hundred unarmed civilians by American troops) in 1969, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) brought together discharged servicemen from every branch of the military to discuss the atrocities they had seen and committed during their time in the war. They hoped bring these tragedies before the public eye, and to prove that American military policies led directly to the death and torment of civilians. Eventually a transcript from this conference made its way before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the Fullbright Hearings.
When Ed Brubaker, the author who wrote the original Winter Soldier arc, chose the name, he wanted something that would call up both cold Siberian winters and the atrocities of war. This fit the bill.
But the term itself, the idea of “winter soldiers”, was coined by VVAW as a response to the writings of Thomas Paine, who described the men who deserted at Valley Forge during the American Revolution:
These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country, but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
A winter soldier is someone who will warm their hands over a meager fire and weather the cold. Someone who refuses to abandon their country and its potential, no matter what the personal cost.
So how’s that for a weird little twist? According to Thomas Paine—activist, political philosopher, and revolutionary—the real winter soldier is Captain America.