This is how to run a stick of Chapstick
down the black boxes on your scantron
so the grading machine skips the wrong
answers. This is how to honor roll. Hell,
this is how to National Honor Society.
This is being voted “Most Likely to Marry
for Money” or “Talks the Most, Says the
Least” for senior superlatives. This is
stepping around the kids having panic
attacks in the hallway. This is being the
kid having a panic attack in the hallway.
This is making the A with purple moons
stamped under both eyes. We had to try.
This is telling the ACT supervisor you have
ADHD to get extra time. Today, the average
high school student has the same anxiety
levels as the average 1950’s psychiatric
patient. We know the Pythagorean theorem
by heart, but short-circuit when asked
“How are you?” We don’t know. We don’t
know. That wasn’t on the study guide.
We usually know the answer, but rarely
Most men simply hate men like me… yet you always treated me with respect, compassion. Why? Is it because… you’re one of us? Is it because, deep inside, under all that macho bravado you’re really a sorry excuse for a man… like me?
This is honestly one of the darkest moments in a Captain America comic book, to me. Mother Superior is controlling Arnie and making him sing this degrading, terrible song. And if you missed it, in the midst of it, she has him accuse Steve of being gay himself. The message is clear: How could you accept someone like him, someone abnormal and disgusting, unless you were one of them?
Now, here’s the thing, the fact that she accuses Steve of being gay means NOTHING to him because HE DOESN’T CARE. He says it right there, Arnie’s love with Michael is 100% equal to Steve’s love with Bernie. He doesn’t need to defend himself. “They’re the disease.” Hatred is the disease. The thing that spreads and infects and degrades is hatred.
The Red Skull cannot FATHOM that a man like Steve, blond, blue-eyed, Anglo-Saxon Steve, would willingly spend time with POC, and Jews, and gay people. (He is referencing specific people here, in order: Bernie, Arnie, Sam, Jack.) Because the Red Skull is infected with hate. It’s also in this issue that the Skull reveals that he had a childhood similar in some ways to Steve: lost both his parents, lived his life poor, beat up by those around him because he was small. The difference, though, is that the Skull chose hate. He chose hate, and anger, and evil. Steve chose love, and goodness, and compassion.
But here’s another thing: Ok, so Steve isn’t racist or homophobic or full of hatred, what does he want, a cookie? No, he doesn’t. Steve is angered by the suggestion that he does any of this for praise, or worship. Steve does the right thing because it is the right thing. And in fact, his friends do not exist in this arc just to be tokenized. While Steve is having this discussion with the Skull, Bernie, Sam, and Jack (and Arnie, but his mind has been tortured by Mother Superior’s tricks at this point) are finding a way out. They DON’T need Steve to come save them. Because unlike what the Skull thinks, they are, of course, their own people. They have autonomy and free will and the capability to work their way through situations. The Skull doesn’t see that, because to him, they are not human beings, they are not people. But the Captain America comic book is showing us that they are. They do not exist just in this white man’s world. They are free-thinking and capable individuals.
Captain America, at the end of the day, is about goodness and equality, justice and freedom, compassion and understanding. And Steve is a good person, but he doesn’t deserve extra for being a decent human being. He’s just doing what’s right.
Man, I am exhausted and sick right now, so I’m not sure I’m doing this justice, but you should totally read Cap v1 #295-300. Great issues. Not saying they’re problem-free, at the end of the day this is a comic book about a white man written by white men, but overall it’s a fantastic arc.
From Captain America #296 and 298
Full-scale Portal turret
AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO WANTS TO STICK THIS THING LIKE IN A PUBLIC RESTROOM OR AROUND A CORNER IN SOME HALLWAY OR SOMETHING AND JUST WATCH THE LOOK PEOPLE’S FACES WHEN THEY RUN INTO IT
The most evil place to put it would be in a dark hallway at a University games design dept. Full of half-asleep people who know exactly what it is.
"Shiiiiiiit!" *leaps back around the corner*
"ARE YOU STILL THERE~?"
I NEED 10000 OF THESE
Always to be reblogging Aperture Science technologies
I’ll buy two if they can rig it up to shoot nerf darts
“I AM ANGRY, SHORT, AND I HAVE MORE MOVIES THAN YOU. RESPECT ME. STEVE. STEVE. STEVE.”
Oh god, Tony looks so fucking done. “I AM TONY FUCKING STARK. I SHOULD BE TALLER THAN ALL OF YOU. GODAMMIT. PEPPER, GET ME A FOOTSTOOL.”
PEPPER, GET ME A FOOTSTOOL.
I’LL GET YOU 12% OF A FOOTSTOOL.
could someone please make me a suit of chainmail using this method?
I didnt know where this was going at first but then
Do you know how much mountain dew you would have to drink in order to make any of those things?
Between me and my husband? Looks like about a week LOL