I like how the original title for The Fault in Our Stars is all poetic and then the Norwegians just translated it to “fuck destiny” and I think that’s beautiful
Aw man, I thought for sure this had to be bullshit but nope
Why is it always Norway
Norway, a nation where you can put the word “fuck” on the cover of a young adult novel.
I mean, one should probably note that faen doesn’t actually translate to fuck, it’s just a swearword of about equal intensity. Faen has no sexual connotations, it’s a short form of “fanden” which is another word for a devil or demon. I think we’d be slightly less keen to put a word on the cover if it were both a swearword AND meant to have sex. But only slightly, mind you.
This Kid Is Going Places
Me as a father.
god damn baby assassin. He’s probably gonna be doing parkour at like 4 and become a marine by 9
“A scarlet steam engine was waiting next to a platform packed with people. A sign overhead said Hogwarts Express, eleven o’clock. Harry looked behind him and saw a wrought-iron archway where the barrier had been, with the words Platform Nine and Three-Quarters on it.
Smoke from the engine drifted over the heads of the chattering crowd, while cats of every color wound here and there between their legs. Owls hooted to one another in a disgruntled sort of way over the babble and the scraping of heavy trunks.”Happy September 1st, y’all!
oi oi oi oi oi
every class is art class if you dont care enough
oh my god oh my god this norwegian newspaper article is so important *-*
Interview with genderqueer Kristin Fridtun in a total 5 pages on gender and gender identity. Vocabulary on different terms (not completely without issues but they tried) and introduction to neutral pronouns (which they correctly use through the whole interview ;w;)
Norway is so far behind on transgender-related everything that this made me really happy and a bit overwhelmed right now ;3;
For anyone interested the issue is Morgenbladet Nr.34 / 29.August - 4.September 2014.
If that’s what helps you sleep at night.
I didn’t want to leave her a l o n e.
whenever people say “both genders” i think of that scene in The Blues Brothers where Elwood asks what kind of music they play there and the waitress says “Oh, we got both kinds. We got country and western.”
#this scene is so sad cry with me #the foreshadowing hahah b y e #the way he delivers that line with this sort of defeated humility like dam n seb #the scene wasn’t just a punch line for him and you could feel that
Those tags. Perfect
But what I don’t get is why we don’t see more of this in fic. Because even knowing the circumstances, for Bucky to say something like that to Steve is straight up mean, and he knows it. He has to know how personally Steve took his perpetual failure to be noticed; Steve didn’t really make much of a secret of it. He knows that this is one of Steve’s insecurities, and he goes right for it, because he wants Steve to hurt as much as he’s hurting right now. For him, it’s not even about Peggy — it’s about the fact that for the first time, their roles have been reversed, and he hates it. He’s realising how tough it must have been for Steve to be treated the way he was, but instead of empathizing, instead of following Steve’s lead, he lashes out. He doesn’t accept his new role as the invisible one; he tries to put Steve back in his place.
And I think it’s really telling, too, that Steve doesn’t rise to it. Bucky’s being an asshole, but it’s probably not the first time. He recognises this meanness in Bucky and he turns it back on him. I imagine that Steve might even be parroting back to him something Bucky’s said to him before — “don’t take it so hard; maybe she’s got a friend.” If Bucky’s pushing against the new order of things, Steve’s pushing back. He’s not going to let Bucky put him back in his old place, because that’s not how things are anymore. And Bucky can either take it or leave it, but Steve’s just not going to take the bait, not anymore.
I kinda think that this is what Sebstan’s getting at when he says that you can see hints of the Winter Soldier even in TFA. It’s not just about his coldness or his ruthlessness; it’s about his hard edges, where he comes up against his own best friend and even his own better judgment. It’s moments like this where you can see that he’s not a good man, at least not the way Steve is. Neither one of them can just let things go, but the difference is that the fights Steve picks are with people who (at least in his own mind) deserve it, while the fights that Bucky picks are with people who don’t. Both of them are impulsive, but there’s a hard-edged cruelty to Bucky that makes him almost thoughtless — that if he just thought about what he was saying or doing, he might be more careful or even caring, but it’s only afterwards, when he has time to reflect, that any of this occurs to him.
So… all of this is to say that I don’t really buy the characterization of Bucky as someone who is avowedly and self-consciously protective of Steve. Bucky is mean to Steve, albeit not always in ways that he doesn’t deserve. (See also: when he calls out Steve for feeling like he has to prove something by enlisting.) Of course, he’s mean in ways that betray long years of friendship; he wouldn’t be able to get under Steve’s skin so well if he didn’t know him so well. But it’s clear that the long years of intimacy between them haven’t just wrought affection, but darker feelings as well: jealousy, resentment — and they go both ways.
Bucky may well protect Steve, but I don’t think it’s a conscious decision. If anything, it strikes me more as possessiveness than it does protectiveness. Steve is his friend, which means he’s Bucky’s to joke with, to scheme with, to boss around, to pick fights with, to be mean to. If he pulls Steve out of fights, it’s because if anyone’s going to fuck with Steve, it’s going to be him. But if anyone’s going to fuck with Steve, then they better also laugh with him and cry with him and drink with him and be with him, and no one’s going to do those things better than Bucky. So if Bucky’s protectiveness — possessiveness — whatever — comes from anywhere, it comes from a place of jealousy, because Steve makes him feel good about himself. He makes him feel good and strong and capable, and Bucky needs him around to keep doing that because Bucky doesn’t feel those things about himself on his own.
And Captain America already makes Bucky feel diminished.
And that’s where the Winter Soldier comes from. If you take away Steve, Bucky’s left with only the bad parts of himself in his own mind. The good parts are still there, but he just can’t see them. He becomes invisible inside his own head.
#shit #i actually really like this because it comes from a place where bucky isn’t a perfect person (or even always a nice one) #whereas sometimes i see things that make bucky seem like WHAT AN AMAZING FRIEND but…still have him being weird and jealous and possessive #like #i can totally see bucky feeling put out that steve is bigger now and doesn’t NEED him anymore #bc steve needing him always #always made bucky feel big and strong and worthy #but that’s not good that’s not a GOOD feeling #him feeling jealous of steve would be petty and small in a way friends can sometimes be #in a realistic way #as long as you acknowledge how that would be a bad thing i think we can and should bounce off of that (via pageleaf)
Hrm. See, I’ve thought a lot about this scene, well before reading this, and about what’s going on, because it is, unquestionably, really mean, and Steve’s response is, at best, dismissive. But…I don’t see what this person sees.
I see fear. For so, so long now, Steve has been Bucky’s (and yes, I don’t question that Bucky is possessive) and Bucky never had to worry about sharing Steve because nobody SAW Steve. And a) that probably made Bucky feel special for the fact that he did, but b) it meant he didn’t have to worry about Steve liking someone better/being okay without him/LEAVING him.
Except now he has to worry about ALL of those things, at once. After years and years and years of this being the surety part of their relationship. Steve could, you know, be taken out by a stray cold wind or a fight that went too far, but so long as he was alive, he was Bucky’s and Bucky would always have him.
So, no, I don’t see this as resentment. Maybe anger, but not anger at Steve so much as anger at a world that took that surety from him. And definitely pure, blind panic that Steve is finally going to realize he can do better than Bucky. That Bucky—in his mind—has never been the prize, people were just fooled by the outside.
Now Steve can have whatever prize he desires. And Bucky’s 99% certain it’s not going to be him. Given that, he’d better push Steve away, better prepare himself as best he can.
The internet’s most beloved geek Wil Wheaton calls out misogyny in gaming, and confronts the men who attack him for doing so. Incredible.
EVERY DECENT MALE GAMER SHOULD BE DOING THIS UNTIL THIS SHIT STOPS
Lesley Sharp on David Tennant:
"When Sky is copying people’s speech patterns, we both had to learn the square root of pi to two or three dozen decimal places, but it was almost impossible to keep up with David. His speech pattern, the rate at which he speaks, is phenomenally fast. Really, really quick. He learns pages and pages and pages. And the rate at which he speaks is the rate at which he thinks. Russell explained to me that David’s Doctor has a lot to say, because that’s David. He’s so bright. Isn’t that brilliant though? The things that Russell thinks about and then re-interprets - I think they’re both amazing."
— from DWM #397
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