ride the lightning.

My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.

And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.

Elizabeth Bear - My Least Favorite Trope (via feministquotes)

whoo boy am I sick of this, yuuuup

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I never thought about it like this before, not in conscious terms, but yeah, I’ve noticed this, too. This is really crappy!

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Angelina Jolie opens a school for girls in Afghanistan, 2013.

This is beautiful..


Am I cursed?

no you are my baby

Revenge is never a straight line. It’s a forest, And like a forest it’s easy to lose your way… To get lost… To forget where you came in.

How to complete Snake.

How to complete Snake.


she’s a harvard graduate and speaks like 6 languages


There is no sexier motherfucker in the nine realms….



Liz Climo on Tumblr.

this really cheered me up

Chris Hemsworth in a robe and glasses on the set of the Thor sequel, eating Asian takeout with chopsticks while somebody else holds his plate, aka “All My Life Goals In One Photo.”

Chris Hemsworth in a robe and glasses on the set of the Thor sequel, eating Asian takeout with chopsticks while somebody else holds his plate, aka “All My Life Goals In One Photo.”




the season 10 preview has been released (x) and there’s a lot of talk that Hannah is falling in love with Cas. That’s a valid interpretation but it’s not what I felt when watching it

The above gifs were the intro to the Castiel part of the preview. Executive Producer Robert Singer points out that Cas is part of the family story-line but I don’t think he meant the Team Free Will family, I think he meant they’ll be exploring his relationships with his angel family

There’s one particular line that’s being used to support the romance argument:

"[Hannah] finds herself caring for Cas in a way that’s not particularly angelic" - Robert Singer

but this made me think of On the Head of a Pin 4.16 

Castiel: They feel I’ve begun to express emotions. The doorways to doubt. 

It’s unangelic to have any emotions. So far Hannah has been like the Cas we saw in season 4, a good little soldier who follows the rules of heaven. That Cas turned in Anna, knowing she’d be tortured, because those were the rules. But once Cas started feeling human emotions he started breaking the rules to save others from suffering

A good angel would mourn that her brother was dying but wouldn’t break heaven’s rules to save him. But if Hannah is starting to feel human-like sisterly emotions then she’d do whatever she could to make sure her brother lives. If that happens then Hannah and Cas would be a parallel of Dean and Sam, and we know that this show loves to do parallels

There’s only 40 seconds of Cas/Hannah footage in the preview and that’s not a lot to go on. I think it’s too early to assume they’re going with an angelic incest story-line, especially since the producer made a point of saying that Cas’ story-line this season would be “very much about family”

THIS. I sincerely don’t think there will be any kind of “epic romance of Cas and Hannah” stuff in S10. Most likely Cas will start feeling like he actually finally has an angel family, and he will be torn between his ties with humans and his ties with angels. I believe that’s what Cas’ personal storyline is likely to be (and I still believe his feelings for Dean will be on spotlight in that storyline).

I want Hannah to be Cas’ big sister, who could support him in bad times. We do not need every female character to be random love interests. They can be more than that. Females are much more multifarious beings. 





the amount of sass in this man is unreal

What a legend!!

"Misha Collins, what an amazing addition to the show he is. We didn’t know that the angels were going to work. For all we knew, it was going to flame out in a big messy, bloody pile of poo. But Misha made the angel storyline work. He was so mysterious and so interesting, and you couldn’t take your eyes off him, and he could hold his own agaist the guys, and he brings such a nuance to that role."

- Eric Kripke

"When you’re doing lots and lots of episodes and you’re playing the same character, it’s great because you really get to know the character and it becomes a really fast style and you find subtleties in it"

- Misha Collins


And the Righteous Man said unto the angel Castiel “When last I was gazed upon in such a manner, the gazer and I became intimate.”

And, lo, did the angel Castiel strengthen his gaze, for this is what he desired.

Chuck 5:18