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pumpkinqueene:

Imagine Steve, Bucky, and the other Avengers doing the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Sam gets nominated first, by an old army friend, and of course he can’t resist nominating Captain America. Just the ice jokes alone are enough to make it impossible to resist.

And Steve’s a little shit, so he ends his video- which goes viral- by turning to camera and saying in his innocent “Aw shucks, Ma’am” tv voice “I would like to nominate my best guy, Bucky Barnes, for the Ice Bucket Challenge; and also, Tony Stark, who I’m sure will also make a sizable donation to this worthy cause”.

And Bucky’s just like “You fucking punk, when I get my hands on you”, but he does it (obviously) because it is for a good cause, and it can’t be any worse than actually being frozen (Steve assures him on this point).

Tony’s just insulted that Steve would even doubt he’d be making a donation in the first place. In typical Tony Stark fashion, his challenge video involves buckets of iced champagne being poured over him by bikini clad women. Pepper’s not remotely within the realm of being impressed by this, until she gets to pour the last bucket over him herself and watches him struggle to contain a scream.

Everyone thinks Tony’s an idiot when he then nominates Natasha, Clint, and Bruce, but the video of Nat and Clint drinking vodka in a sunken bath filled with ice before shirtless Steve and Bucky come in to pour dustbins of iced water over their stoic heads arouses new internet memes (such as Natasha Romanoff jokes which seem to follow the same formula as Chuck Norris jokes) in addition to the already existing ones about Iced Bucky Challenges and such.

It turns out that Bruce does Hulk out, as feared. But the Hulk likes the iced bath, so they leave him with a rubber duck and monitor him until he reverts to normal so they can fish Bruce out. He duly nominates Thor, who has coincidentally just arrived.

Thor insists on his challenge involving dropping him into the frigid seas of the Arctic Circle in his underwear from the quinjet. Nat and Clint nearly trip over themselves scrambling to pilot him out there, because, despite their reputations for stoicism, they’re pranksters at heart.

fallen-angel-of-hidden-paths:

jparadox:

sourcedumal:

lady-yuna:

2srooky:

mockingatlas:

prismatic-bell:

Can we just stop and talk about this for a minute?

Thresh doesn’t make an alliance. Thresh doesn’t waste time liking her. Thresh knows that either he must kill her or she must kill him for one of them to win.

But this is the only way he can repay her for protecting Rue when he couldn’t. It’s the only way he can repay her for honoring Rue when he couldn’t. He honors her by sparing her friend, the girl who would have died for her.

The revolution really doesn’t start with Katniss.

It starts with Rue.

SOMEBODY FINALLY SAID IT

This is exactly the point I’ve been trying to make for years. Okay, so the revolution gets it’s kindling with Katniss. She volunteers, well that’s new, she rebels in the display of talents by shooting the apple. This triggers her perfect score, okay. These aren’t really “Revolutionary” though. 

It’s not even revolutionary when Peeta professes his love, because, let’s face it, the rules of the game haven’t changed. They’re still just two kids who would have to KILL each other to win. Without a doubt, it would bring some interest to the games, so the Capitol makes propaganda about it. The “Star Crossed Lovers” in a game of life and death.

But what changes the game is Rue. Right away from her introduction in the books we know Rue is going to be somewhat of a big deal. She was compared to the most important character to Katniss, Prim, so that’s a huge indicator. She’s small, young, she’s what Prim would have been.

So Katniss instantly feels a subconscious pull toward her. 

When they meet in the trees, Katniss could have killed Rue easily, and Rue probably could have pulled a sneak attack or alerted the Careers of Katniss’s presence. Instead, Rue points out the Tracker Jacker nest.

Then it escalates, Rue and Katniss become an odd team, they’re an alliance, which is never new in the Hunger Games, as forming teams and then betraying them at the end seems to be a common, but there’s is different. It’s close, it’s sisterly, protective.

And then Rue get’s impaled. Katniss kills her first tribute with ease after that. Comparing it to hunting game. Katniss holds Rue, she cries, and then she sings. She sings for Rue a song of promised safety and warmth, something completely absent in the arena. 

And this is where the metaphorical canon fires. Katniss could have left Rue, the hovercraft would have been along to pick her up, but she can’t. She’s morally obligated to love this girl as much as possible. And this is where the revolution starts. 

She honors the dead. She honors a dead tribute from a district she’d never seen, a person she’d known for only a short period of time. But she throws away Hunger Games norms. She rejects them completely.

In the Hunger Games you’re supposed to kill mercilessly and leave the victims for the plain box they’re shipped home in. 

Katniss gives Rue a funeral in the Games, she decorates the body, she makes it look like Rue is sleeping. Like no harm had come. Katniss just ignited the coals that Rue had placed.

Rue’s District sends a parachute. Homemade bread. 

Then Thresh kills Clove and distracts Cato by taking his bag. 

The fire is going now, and the actions in Catching Fire are even more obvious.

The Speech for Rue. Peeta’s painting. Everything eludes back to this one little girl who became Katniss’s family.

So the revolution never started with Katniss, she was just the tinder for Rue’s ignition. 

Rue was the real Mockingjay.

Also, who’s four note whistle is constantly attached to the trailers?

Rue’s whistle.

Rue is omnipresent in the books and movies, and I absolutely love it.

The rebellion was started because the innocence of a black girl was defiled.

That is a powerful statement that a lot of people gloss over for this book

especially since some people had the audacity to be upset when they found out Rue was not white, like did you not read the same book? She is the most important character throughout the series, there would of been no revolution without her, but because She has dark brown skin and eyes she wasn’t seen as the “perfect” fit for the movie.

And then there are the people who have missed the point so badly that they’re ‘team Peeta’ and ‘team Gale’ because the romance is obviously the main reason for the story.

(Source: taylor-swift)

paperflower86:

From the archives of the Smithsonian Institute, on view for the first time at the exhibiton ‘Captain Amarica - the living legend and symbol of courage’, opening on Friday, July 4, 2013.

I recently visited an exhibition on war propaganda and was inspired to make some posters not only for Cap but also for Bucky, Peggy and the rest of the Howling Commandos. Some of the artists I referenced are Edward Penfield, Norman Rockwell and Joseph C. Leyendecker. Thanks to agentbartomanoff for beta-ing the slogans.

Let’s play a game called, “Which fandom should I feature in my new icon?”

oreides:

doctor-brown:

Can I have fan art of Lin, Kya, and Zuko’s Daughter on a pro-bending team together no okay

more like YOU’RE A FUCKING GENIUS YES OF COURSE I WILL OBLIGEobligatory headcanon notes:-Lin is team captain of the Flying Boars but is unsatisfied with their victories. she feels like there’s something more important she should be doing than playing games.-“Honora” joined because she was bored. she had her uniform tailored.-Kya is having a fucking blast and loves the attention.-Aang, Tenzin, Zuko and Sokka are nervous wrecks during matches.-Katara, Mai, Bumi and Toph know these girls are all badasses and are cheering the loudest.-there are no helmets or padding, other than elbow and knee pads. as Lin might say, “I can take a bit of water to the face.”-Kya invented probending and brought the team/tournament together for it. Toph invested in it, so they became the Flying Boars. -this is all my headcanon unless proven otherwise.
also did a full body ref for the old-timey uniforms:

yeah that was just about the coolest idea ever. thanks for letting me have at it.

oreides:

doctor-brown:

Can I have fan art of Lin, Kya, and Zuko’s Daughter on a pro-bending team together no okay

more like YOU’RE A FUCKING GENIUS YES OF COURSE I WILL OBLIGE

obligatory headcanon notes:
-Lin is team captain of the Flying Boars but is unsatisfied with their victories. she feels like there’s something more important she should be doing than playing games.
-“Honora” joined because she was bored. she had her uniform tailored.
-Kya is having a fucking blast and loves the attention.
-Aang, Tenzin, Zuko and Sokka are nervous wrecks during matches.
-Katara, Mai, Bumi and Toph know these girls are all badasses and are cheering the loudest.
-there are no helmets or padding, other than elbow and knee pads. as Lin might say, “I can take a bit of water to the face.”
-Kya invented probending and brought the team/tournament together for it. Toph invested in it, so they became the Flying Boars.
-this is all my headcanon unless proven otherwise.

also did a full body ref for the old-timey uniforms:

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yeah that was just about the coolest idea ever. thanks for letting me have at it.

Anonymous:
Why do you hate perks of being chinese...

perks-of-being-chinese:

sniffing:

7th-basketball-kicker:

sniffing:

She’s so pathetic. Let me tell you something about Ashley Perks-of-being-chinese. We were best friends in middle school. I know, right? It’s so embarrassing. I don’t even… Whatever. So then in eighth grade, I started going out with my first boyfriend Kyle who was totally gorgeous but then he moved to Indiana, and Ashley was like, weirdly jealous of him. Like, if I would blow her off to hang out with Kyle, she’d be like, “Why didn’t you call me back?” And I’d be like, “Why are you so obsessed with me?” So then, for my birthday party, which was an all-girls pool party, I was like, “Ashley, I can’t invite you, because I think you’re lesbian.” I mean I couldn’t have a lesbian at my party. There were gonna be girls there in their *bathing suits*. I mean, right? She was a LESBIAN. So then her mom called my mom and started yelling at her, it was so retarded. And then she dropped out of school because no one would talk to her, and she came back in the fall for high school, all of her hair was cut off and she was totally weird, and now I guess she’s on crack.

Seriously. You did all that stuff to HER and your calling her pathetic. You blew her off and when she asked why you got offended. You were the one being an asshole. She just wanted a friend. You made an assumption about her sexuality and made her feel alienated. Maybe that’s why she is who she is now

bless ur poor soul

I love this

✂   Fukuo