WAIT I’M CONFUSED
SO METATRON TOLD CAS THAT HIS GRACE WAS GOING TO BURN OUT AND BURN HIM OUT
BUT IF CAS LED THE ARMY AGAINST METATRON, METATRON WOULD GIVE CAS AN “ENDLESS SUPPLY OF RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES”
SO DOES THIS MEAN CAS ACCEPTED THE TRADE?
When The Avengers hit theaters almost two years ago, a lot of people made fun of Hawkeye and Black Widow because they were regular human beings teamed up with a super-soldier, a man in a flying metal fighting suit, a giant green monster with unimaginable strength, and a god. And it’s true that Hawkeye seemed like he existed primarily as a plot point, but Black Widow, now, she kicked ass and showed some serious depth as a character.
If you’re still skeptical, try thinking of Black Widow this way: She’s an human being without super powers. She’s an amazing athlete with serious expertise in several martial arts. She dresses in black, and wears a belt. She sometimes uses gadgets. She’s incredibly stealthy. Some seriously bad things have happened to her in the past. She doesn’t always exactly follow the law. Sound familiar?
I’m not saying that the Widow is precisely a female version of Batman – there are many obvious differences, most prominently her use of guns and willingness to kill. But I’d be willing to bet that most of the people who scoffed at the Widow’s presence in The Avengers would never dream of saying anything of that sort about Batman. The fact is that Black Widow, as portrayed by Scarlett Johansson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is a terrific character who absolutely belongs with the more conventional superheroes.
Nowhere is this more evident than in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Black Widow has a much bigger role in this film than she’s had before, and you get to see just how multifaceted her character really is, as well as see her kick some more very serious ass. In movies, she’s the best argument there has been so far that calling characters like her “female superheroes” or “superheroines” is just silly: she, and they, are superheroes; the fact that they’re female really isn’t relevant."
Okay, but….it IS relevant in terms of representation and shit. Just like it’s RELEVANT to black people that Falcon is a black man. Representation is IMPORTANT. I get you’re trying to say she’s just as good as the men and I agree, however, the way to do that isn’t to say “it doesn’t MATTER that she’s a woman”. Because it matters. It matters so fucking much, okay?
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And stay safe girlies.
Not just the girls!
Keep everyone safe!
And this is perfect!
its a metaphor, you see. you place your cursor right upon the killing thing, but you dont actually click on it.
Can we please have a moment of silence, because Draco is not only sitting at the Gryffindor table, but he is checking Hermione out, and than only stops when Ron sees him.
HOW HAVE I NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE!!!
Anonymous asked: Why is giving a disabled character powers a no-no?
As a disabled writer, I wanted to write a story in which the disabled character doesn’t have an ability that negates his disability. I wanted to reflect the reality of my own experience as a disabled woman in a way that I don’t often get to see in media, because most portrayals of disabled characters are by able-bodied people and seen through their perspective. This is why tropes like the disability superpower, or any of the other noxious tropes I write about exist in the first place. We don’t control the narrative. I’ve written before about how painful it is not to have anyone who looks like you in the media you consume and how affirming it is to have someone who is like you with whom to identify in fiction. This essay isn’t about that, but instead about the way these portrayals of people with disabilities teach people without disabilities to view us.
Why the disability superpower matters. It talks about fanfiction, but it’s a nice read nonetheless.
Depending on the day of the week, I see these stories in one of three ways: Either the creator is thinking “I really want to include disability in my storyline, but I don’t think disabled people are interesting on their own. I better come up with something to make them more interesting to the storyline.” Or “You know what’s Special? Disability! Let’s do a disability special, and make that person have special powers!”.
(The third way is “Damn it, I’m irritated as all get out. Why am I even watching this?” Which is why I’ve never seen past the the radar-rain scene in Daredevil.)
I get frustrated with these stories not because there’s something deeply wrong with Disability Superpowers, but because there’s very little to counter-balance them in pop culture. It feels like, outside of the news (where people with disabilities are either tragedies or Very Special Lessons), television, books, and movies go for Super Powered, Special Lessons, or Not At All.
If you have any articles on the matter that could illustrate the issue further, link me.