no but do you ever think about yinsen
REALLY. think about yinsen
the guy who saw tony stark giving a drunk lecture in a technical conference in bern. the guy who was scorned by that same tony stark. the guy who was familiar with tony’s wounds because he’d seen them in his village — maybe even due to stark weapons. i mean do you even with the fact that there’s a 9.9/10 chance that yinsen himself was kidnapped SPECIFICALLY to save tony’s life at the request of terrorists (because remember, stane’s original intention was to have tony killed, but the militia decides to keep him alive after they realize who they were dealing with). do you realize that yinsen was probably dragged out of his home after seeing his family slaughtered by stark-branded weapons, taken to those caves (remember that later on we learn that gulmira was pretty close to the place tony and yinsen were held hostage), directly to a make-shift surgery table where the hedonistic son of a bitch who had scorned him once before and who now was the reason why he was there and his family was dead, lay reeling bleeding and in pain and on the brink of death. i mean he could have EASILY killed tony stark right then and there, out of revenge or plainly just out of fucking STRESS because hey MAJOR HEART SURGERY DONE AT GUNPOINT ARE YOU KIDDING ME. do you realize that yinsen performed a god damned medical miracle on the individual that was the reason why his family was dead
do you realize that, just as he dies and he says that “this was always the plan” he is basically stating that NOTHING that was done to keep tony alive was done due to a fear of dying in the hand of those terrorists. do you realize he went through three months of hell TO GET TONY OUT. like, forget tony stark altogether, do you see the kind of PERSON THAT YINSEN IS. DO YOU SEE HOW HE WASNT REVENGE-DRIVEN AT ALL, HOW HE COULD HAVE KILLED TONY OR TOLD RAZA WHAT THEY WERE REALLY BUILDING, OR HOW HE FIRES /AT THE CEILING/ WHEN HE IS BUYING TONY TIME. DO YOU SEE HOW HE HAS A FUCKING MACHINE GUN AND HE DOESNT KILL A SINGLE PERSON.
DO YOU SEE HOW YINSEN ACTED ON A SENSE OF J U S T I C E , NOT OF REVENGE.
I MEAN FUCKING GOD DO YOU SEE HOW HE FUCKING SHAVES WHILE IN A FUCKING CAVE. DO YOU SEE HOW RELATIVELY IMMACULATE HE ALWAYS LOOKS. DO YOU SEE HOW HE NEVER DESCENDED TO THE LEVEL OF HIS CAPTORS. DO YOU SEE THE MENTAL STRENGTH HERE I MEAN DO YOU FUCKING SEE IT
DO YOU SEE HOW THE LAST ACT OF DEFIANCE OF THE GREAT HO YINSEN WAS TO BE THE GREATEST FUCKING PERSON HE COULD POSSIBLY BE DO YOU SERIOUSLY FUCKING EVEN
FUCKING CHRIST STOP LOOKING AT ME
NELSON MANDELA WAS A FREEDOM FIGHTER AND WAS AGAINST ISRAELI APARTHEID
HE ALSO WAS TAKEN OFF THE AMERICAN TERROR WATCHLIST ONLY 5 YEARS AGO HE IS AN ANTI CAPITALIST HE IS NOT YOUR TOKEN BLACK GUY WHO PREACHED ABOUT LOVING WHITE SUPREMACISTS FOR FUCK’S SAKE
remember this when politicians are giving lip service to his “memory” this week
Barack Obama holds a photo-op in Nelson Mandela’s former prison cell as Obama’s administration carries out the largest suppression of political dissent since like the first Red Scare, encourages American capitalists to annex basically all of Africa and the global South via the WTO, and is systematically detaining undocumented people. This is the new “socially conscious” face of liberalism
The most important thing I learned, though, was that there is no such thing as “standard English” with a capital E. Instead there are many “englishes” with a lower case E. There is the english of the Caribbean and the english of the southern United States and the english of Oxbridge and the english rappers use in their music. Traditionally we’re taught that one of these is better than the rest, but in this class I learned that that’s an arbitrary distinction and not necessarily the case.
Why? Well, there are two schools of thought when it comes to how we should use language. One is “prescriptive” and it’s backed by grammar snobs and the kind of people who froth at the mouth over the decline of “the King’s English”. The other is “descriptive” and it’s more about accepting that how people use language is how language works. A prescriptivist believes in the idea of standard English and sees mistakes everywhere. A descriptivist sees many englishes, and none of them are standard.
[…] We’re all fluent in more than one english, for example the language of our peer group and the language of our parents’ generation. And then there are the two factors that have possibly the biggest impact on how we use language: education and socioeconomic status. When you judge people for what you consider to be poor grammar, you’re judging them for not being as good as you at something that might be a challenge because they didn’t have the advantages or experience you did. Maybe they haven’t had the luxury of worrying about their grammar. Maybe their use of language is right in line with their community. Maybe you’re just being a pedantic, prescriptivist jerk.
I only want to play human beings. I’ve been around for thirty years and there’s been a lot of cartoons, a lot of craziness going on in life, and I’ve just decided to stick with human beings. I’ve been offered a lot of roles, and I guess I would be further along in my career if I had taken them, but I do have to say the respect of my parents, the respect of my children, is of utmost importance to me, and I try to do roles in which I am portraying human beings with certain characteristics rather than cartoons. There’s a big difference between the gay police captain and the police captain who happens to be gay. Because the gay police captain has to be the butt of the joke, whereas the police captain who happens to be gay is a part of the world, he’s an integral part of the world and so it’s much harder to ostracize, to alienate and to basically demean or be contemptuous to someone who’s, in essence, inside the family.
holy fucking shit
get this circulated. like, everywhere.
Read this. You need to know.
i can’t believe revenge porn has been taken from private computers and phones that were never meant to be shared. basically no place is safe for a woman to take selfies, nudes or be comfortable in her own skin. i’m so glad this fantastic, brave woman won (this round).
Louis fell in front of paparazzi and the rest of the boys fell too, so he wouldn’t be embarrassed.
I don’t even like One Direction, but this is what real friends should do.
harry fucking pushes liam.
this is the most notes i’ve ever seen on a one direction post omg
katniss taking johanna out on a hunting expedition while gale is in meetings with coin, freshly weighted down with an axe of beetee’s ingenious crafting. johanna’s her usual self, testing the weight of the weapon with artful acrobatics, smirking when she catches katniss watching her like a hawke out of the corner of her eye, just like back in the training gym. sure, she’s a little shaky yet, but she’s regaining her strength and she’s sure the untrained eye wouldn’t detect the slight wobble in her whirls. much to katniss’ surprise, though, johanna instinctively calms and softens her steps when they hit the treeline, though not out of courtesy as she first assumed—being out amidst the trees again seems to have a remarkable effect on johanna, and katniss finds herself forgoing the original intent of the excursion in favour of watching her pick out trees and name them. it’s only when johanna challenges her to a climb, however, does she feel an inkling like her old self. they spend the remainder of the two hours chasing each other up boughs and marveling at the view from the canopy, and when they get back to district 13, shining with sweat and hands hot and rubbed with dirt and sap, they seem happier than they have been in a long time.