haha, one of my cousins is getting married and apparently the wedding response cards includes the options to “gladly attend,” “regretfully decline,” “regretfully attend,” and “enthusiastically decline.”
Schrödinger opens the box and nothing changes.
The cat lacks vital signs (no heartbeat, no breathing, no brain function): the cat is dead.
The cat exhibits continued animation (blinking, walking, nudging his hand with its little head): the cat is alive.
Schrödinger is afraid.
That has not changed, either.
Chris Evans on Captain America’s fighting style in The Winter Soldier (x)
In between the first Captain America movie and The Avengers, I had played the Captain America video game; and the way Cap moves in the video game, there’s a fluidity and it’s very acrobatic. It’s very aerial. He uses his environment, and it’s almost this beautiful, smooth dance, and when I first met with the [directors], I said, “Have you played the video game?” And I swear to God, they said: “You know what? We referenced the video game, too.” I said, “Good, good, we’re on the same page. But that means we need to incorporate a little bit more of an acrobatic approach to fighting.” And so we put myself in gymnastic classes, which is something I always wanted to do – kind of, anyway [laughs]. I mean, I wanted to go play on like, the balance beam, but it was more like tumbling, essentially. Parkour-style gymnastic stuff. Flipping, and spinning, and just kind of getting a sense of your body in the air. So we did about two months of that. We did two months, a few hours each day, and it was invaluable. It really lends itself to a lot of those fight scenes.
- hydra merchandising is not cool
- death eater merchandising is not cool
- the harry potter fandom embracing death eater imagery is not cool
- the mcu cast and marvel staff embracing hydra imagery is not cool
impressionable children who don’t know better are being sold the images and logos of fictional extremist hate movements that are very clear metaphors for real extremist hate movements as something innocent and attractive, and that is not cool
Well, being one of the kids who’s sick of the heroes always winning in kid’s movies (which is quite unrealistic considering the real world) I actually very much like villains. They’re never given the upper hand.
Just because I like them, though, doesn’t mean I agree with them. Neither do other kids. Besides, the death eater symbol is pretty cool. So are hydras.
there is a very clear difference between ‘appreciating villains’ and ‘rooting for genocide’. specially in the case of hydra, which is not a metaphor for nazism but a (fictional) branch of the actual, real world first nazi movement. you can make excuses for death eaters (a well written villain doesn’t justify that the industry around the harry potter series glamorizes purist ideals and sells them to young children; but whatever), but there is no ‘metaphor’ in hydra. hydra is a nazi movement.
appreciating the hydra agents as well written antagonists is cool, wanting to explore the possibility of aus where hydra wins because dystopia is an important genre in social commentary is super cool; but apologizing for, defending or even rooting for hydra, and adopting their imagery is literally rooting for a nazi movement. there is not much to argue there.
but it doesn’t have to do with you or me individually agreeing with racial purity ideals, but with the fact that the industry sells racial purists and neo zasis as likeable and redeemable villains, or even ‘anti heroes’. see: the maos head writer calling himself and ‘hydra agent’ and then saying that grant ward’s actions don’t make him a villain.
I really liked that, in the last few moments of the finale, the only people to make Korra smile were the kids
Had Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper not done so well in the first series there wouldn’t be a 10th, 11th or 12th Doctor. Respect the first series and don’t skip it.