I swear sometimes it’s like the whole world is regressing around me, JFC WTF

Can we have a final message for the Marvel fans out there that are so supportive and dedicated? (x)

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This part was so Bucky, just so, so Bucky, he’s like “yes, ok, your philosophical crap is cool and all but is actually not at all important to me at all.”  HE DOESN’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT IDEALS, NEVER DID, HE JUST LOVES STEVE, and that grim smile he gives at the end is just like he knows insisting on that is gonna hurt him but he’s so certain and OUCH JUST OW

How abou YOU hurt me Blu, why do you do this to me??


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This is not about an actress of color, but please vote against David O. Russell being included in #TIME100. If you are unaware, he admitted to sexually assaulting his transgender niece, and does not deserve any sort of praise or recognition. Reblog to spread the word!

.The subject matter of that second link is obvious from the text, but be advised, it is a very detailed account of physical violation of a type and context that many trans women will have direct experience with. I feel physically ill and very anxious—as one does when one is an unsafe environment—having read it. Proceed with caution.



This is not about an actress of color, but please vote against David O. Russell being included in #TIME100. If you are unaware, he admitted to sexually assaulting his transgender niece, and does not deserve any sort of praise or recognition. Reblog to spread the word!

.The subject matter of that second link is obvious from the text, but be advised, it is a very detailed account of physical violation of a type and context that many trans women will have direct experience with. I feel physically ill and very anxious—as one does when one is an unsafe environment—having read it. Proceed with caution.

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Get Your Shit Together Project: The Blahs


(See previous posts and broken promises here and here)

Okay, let’s cut to the chase - motivation. I’d say a good most of our questions are related to it, and there’s only so many times you can direct them toward our many many tags about it. Let’s face it, the subject of motivation produces as many words as the lack of it keeps them away. There’s lots of reasons for being unmotivated. If you’re dealing with things out of your control, like depression, you shouldn’t feel bad for not writing. Even if you’re not depressed, don’t feel bad for not writing. I’m going to talk about what I call The Blahs in terms of motivation, but if this advice doesn’t work for you, don’t feel bad. Keep trying, and take care of yourself.

Why are people unmotivated to write? Like I said, there’s lots of reasons for being unmotivated. It could be nerves, it could be stress, it could be the good ol’ Blahs. For me, The Blahs are the worst. I know why I have them - work concerns, I think I’m becoming a hypochondriac, the fucking air - but there’s no magic button to get out of them. The Blahs delayed this post by a week, they’ve been keeping me from writing a story I’m really passionate about, they make me irritated at tiny things. The Blahs are here to ruin my shit, basically.

What are the Blahs, exactly? For me, I know the Blahs is some form of mental suckage that knows, no matter how hard I try to fool it, that writing is hard work that will undoubtedly have to be done over and over again. The Blahs is irritation at no instant reward, no button that will light up in my head once I complete a task, because writing is never really done.

That lack of reward, tangible or mental, turns your brain into a jerky jerk that doesn’t want to work with you. It becomes a four-year-old, constantly screaming for some sort of distraction, insisting that if you scroll through tumblr one more time, it’ll let you go back to writing peacefully. This is a lie, because your brain is a jerk.

Okay, so how do I fix the Blahs? Alright, here’s the bad news: fixing the Blahs is not only hard, it’s very personal, meaning your solutions have to be tailored to you. The Blahs are why I draft with pen and paper, because having pages afterwards to scribble on is very satisfying. But drafting on paper is not enough, because it’s easy to ignore or shove aside, no matter how many notes I leave myself not to do that. So while fixing the Blahs is hard to do, here’s some things you can work on for yourself:

  • Deadlines. Deadlines with no teeth do nothing for me. Haha, arbitrary date on my calender, there’s not punishment for not finishing by now, so fuck you. Make your deadlines real. Enlist friends to keep you to task, dole out punishments and rewards for making it. If you have no outer force to keep you to task, make one. This is why NaNoWriMo works for so many people, and you can make it work for you. Get that deadline and find ways to make your jerk brain stick to it.
  • Chunk Your Work. Break big projects down to little goals - the more goals you hit, the more that reward lights up in your brain. This takes some figuring out - a little goal for one person is three pages, another a paragraph - but your huge projects needs those goalposts to keep you going.
  • Rewards, Baby. Your brain runs on rewards, the more instant the better. Big rewards - that paycheck at the end of the month, a finished novel - are vague concepts to your brain until you actually have them, so make your rewards more immediate. Finishing that chapter wins you your favorite snack. Editing that page earns you a cup of coffee. The rewards don’t have to be tangible - checking tumblr or playing a quick game on your phone lights up that reward part of your brain just as much other rewards. Rewards are great, but don’t let them become distractions. If they get you too off the writing page, find another reward.
  • Kill Your TV Distractions, Man. If the internet is your siren song, check out blocking programs that can help your productivity. Chuck your mobile devices in a bag or other room, find music that can help you focus. Bury those shows you want to watch in a few dozen folders, consider trying new locations. Your brain wants distractions because they are instantly satisfying; don’t give them to it.
  • Try Progress Trackers. A writing calender where you cross off the days you write works but keep that damn thing on hand or your jerk brain will ignore it. A writing journal of progress is the same. They’re helpful, but only if you use them, so keep them somewhere you will always find them. Put them on top of your laptop or in your bag at all times.

You’re working toward the goal of forming writing habits that won’t sway to the Blahs so easily. This takes time, and it’s not easy. Don’t be hard on yourself if you fail. All of these things I’m still struggling with, and it’s okay to do the same.

To Do: I hate writing assignments like a passion, and hey, I’m not your teacher (unless I am, in that case go do your homework >:|), but last time I mentioned making a list of your main goals, and if you want, now’s the time to break out that list, find your most important goals, and chunk them down into manageable jobs. Your goal is to create steps that you can reach, all the way from start to being done. If it’s too much, focus on it in parts - part one of your first draft, part two, etc. If you’re working on it now, great! You can still try this technique.

I’d also really recommend giving yourself deadlines with teeth, so you feel like you have to make them. If doing the dishes on a failed deadline isn’t threat enough, maybe cleaning from top to bottom is. If you need help, recruit people. You can even loop in family members (‘I really need to make this goal, can you get on me around this time?’), or be vague about what you’re doing (because shit do I hate explaining what I’m writing), but you have to make those deadlines real.

Good luck, see you on the other side of the Blahs.

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i think the reason many people don’t like hawkeye as much as the other Avengers is because we weren’t introduced to him before his relevance to SHIELD/Phase One

what i mean is:

Tony had at least 25 minutes of not being Iron Man. we got to see his character and all before he was a superhero.

Thor was powerless for at least half of his movie, so we got to see his interactions with people and stuff before he was a superhero.

Natasha was masquerading as whatever her name was in Iron Man 2 and we got to see her not kicking ass for a while before she was a superhero.

Steve was, as we all know, skinny and frail and whatnot before he was a superhero.

Bruce had like at least 15 minutes before he became the Hulk, so we got the whole scientist thing before he was a superhero.

But the first time we see Clint (as far as I remember) is in Thor, when he’s already firing arrows under Coulson’s command.

All of the Avengers get little non-superhero moments before they’re in action, except Clint. 

i dont know what the point of this post is

go nick fury

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You know what I hate? When people get pissed off when you tell them you don’t want them to touch you. Like excuse me, I don’t actually want you to touch my arm. I don’t want a hug right now. I don’t give a shit if you’re family. I don’t care if the phrase “I don’t want to be touched” puts you off. Just don’t fucking touch me.

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This trapped animal look was awful. That’s not the Winter Soldier. That’s the scared little kid he turns into when he’s confused and in pain. Because the Winter Soldier is a machine. But when the scrap of Bucky that’s still in there starts banging around, the machine goes fetal and he just reverts to this child like thing.

And he knows there’s no help coming. There’s no extraction or exfil plan for the Winter Soldier. He gets himself out or he goes down with the ship. And he’s failed at his mission, so he’s probably expecting Steve to kill him here. He can’t understand why Steve saves him. He’s scared and he’s confused and he’s angry and he doesn’t like feeling any of these things because he doesn’t understand them at all and he liked it better when he didn’t have to feel them.

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salvamisandwich asked: do you think bucky and natasha ever get into little spats, where they tumble about and hiss and growl and the next moment they're on opposite sides of the room and ignoring each other (and steve was freaked out the first time, and worried the next 3, and now he doesn't even look up from his ipad)


Actually, I bet Clint and Natasha do that. I bet that’s how they resolve things like “what movie should we watch” or “who gets the last brownie.” They’re in each other’s space, right, all the time and for so long and on the right terms….they’ve bled on each other, probably accidentally in each other (“gross, Clint, you just got your arm blood in my mouth” “well, move your fucking mouth then, ok, i’m bleeding here”). There’s absolutely zero chance ever that they would go too far. Natasha feels about Clint the way Bucky feels about Steve sometimes—unrelated to sex, unrelated to Good and Bad, unrelated to any conscious decision. It’s about somewhere deep in the core of her that would never let her kill Clint.

But with Bucky? Man, everything they have with and for each other is about death and murder. It takes a lot of conscious thought not to kill each other when they spar—and they do spar, of course, because they also need the practice at not killing and they’re the only ones who quite get that. (There are other people who have red in their ledgers, sure, but only them who know what it’s like to be tracking six different ways to kill the person handing you your coffee.)

I bet there’s a point early on in Bucky’s rehab where he and Natasha almost kill each other while sparring. I bet they had to be stopped, had to be knocked out to actually prevent a death from happening.

So, yeah, I bet they drink heavily with each other and eventually get to a point where they can reach casually for each other and maybe even disagree about stupid things….but, no. They’re not going to rough house.

(But I lovelovelove the idea that sometimes Steve walks into the rec room or the living room and Natasha and Clint are just passed out in the middle of utter and complete destruction. And they’re probably passed out on each other too, with Clint grinning dopily.)

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sometimes chris evans looks like a sweet golden retriever and you want to pet him and bask in his sunshiny smile


and other times he looks like a fucking greek god who could nail you into the mattress and then spoon you like a princess afterwards


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