chatteringsunlight

Freelance writer, budding historian, knitter, avid reader, cinephile, artist, erstwhile musician, nerd.

Your outward identity isn't about conformity; it's about integrity. Surround yourself only with those things that make your heart sing.

project-blackbird:

Emily Vancamp as Sharon Carter in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

Here’s an example of what we call a “soft no”. Sharon turns down Steve’s offer in a way that’s meant not to insult him but never actually uses the word “no”.

Steve clearly gets the message, though, and importantly offers to leave her alone. Sharon’s comment afterwards gives him an opportunity to try again later, but he doesn’t press and respects her rejection of his company even though it’s probably hurt his feelings a bit.

Just in case you ever wonder “What would Captain America do?”; there you go.

1 hour ago on July 24th, 2014 | J | 26,768 notes

Ten times Community forgot it was supposed to be a comedy.

6 hours ago on July 24th, 2014 | J | 998 notes

kat-howard:

itscolossal:

Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight

I love how strong and wild they look.

9 hours ago on July 24th, 2014 | J | 17,886 notes
torrilla:

Tom Hiddleston as Edward in Archipelago

On my list of things to watch…the curls in their natural state.

torrilla:

Tom Hiddleston as Edward in Archipelago

On my list of things to watch…the curls in their natural state.

10 hours ago on July 24th, 2014 | J | 1,415 notes

lisafer:

errandofmercy:

oh my god Emma

*crying massive buckets of mommy feels*

I needed this today. :)

1 day ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 13,995 notes

last-snowfall:

helshades:

a-geek-for-all-seasons:

helshades:

annabolina:

#you know thor is gonna go throw his room all ‘I USED TO HAVE ONE!’ just so he can give it to jane so she can take apart    #maybe he can’t find out and asks volstagg for one bc his kids have 300    #but also!!! THAT SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS AN ASGARDIAN BALL IS SO ADVANCED    #and jane finds such wonder in it    #and even when she realised that it’s ball it doesn’t take away from it    #and thor doesn’t mock her for it    #he thinks it’s cute    #he’s definitely gonna find that ball    #he’s sure he had one    #maybe he broke it

Yeah, I can’t resist to reblog just to remind everybody that Thor fell for Jane Foster in the first place because she was so damn clever, and curious, and passionate about her work, and obstinate, and he was impressed and amazed and so touched to see the humans more resourceful than he thought and hey, here is another bit of Thor’s personality, he’s just so happy to have been proven wrong now that it allows him to see the best in people—

I just fail to understand why so many would dislike Jane Foster, and even more erase her character from their works; she is absolutely marvellous, both unbelievable and terribly realistic, adorable and awkward, driven but sweet, kind but relentless, and so fucking gifted. And there are people wondering why Thor is interested in her?! Argh!

Also this scene is quite wonderful: you have two people who had a crush on each other last time they met, but who have been unable to see each other since, and the current events are hardly allowing them to get to know each other better—and they kinda find themselves in the same situation they were last time, and you see how they reconnect and it’s just perfect. Perfectly untimely and a little bit tragic, too.

You see; this, this right here, is why I like them together.  Jane is utterly fascinated by this child’s toy and Thor thinks that’s amazing.  How someone could find wonder in something that he probably takes for granted.  This relationship doesn’t get nearly enough love in this fandom, because people are to busy hating on the female character that the main character loves.  And I really don’t understand that.  I think that, originally, Jane was sort of meant to be the audience substitute.  The person who asks all the questions that the audience might have about the world that Thor inhabits.  But the cool part about Jane is that she’s more than that.  She’s the kind of scientist who finds the universe an endlessly fascinating place, and all the things that she’s encountered through her relationship with Thor has opened her up to possibilities that no one on Earth has ever even dreamed of.  

TL;DR: Jane is one awesome Science Lady and she deserves more respect for that.

Not only is Jane the audience’s substitute, but she is the audience’s clever and curious substitute, something practically unheard of in a fantasy or sci-fi blockbuster; usually the role of the audience’s viewpoint is filled in by a male character who ends up being the saviour of the indigenous species, thanks to all his Earthly knowledge.

Jane is both characteristically human and extraordinarily curious, filled with joy at the prospect of learning something new. She doesn’t dread the unknown, she sees an opportunity to learn more about the world. This is so very precious, so damn positive. And the best thing is that it still feels completely effortless. People who claim she doesn’t have a personality clearly haven’t seen the same movies I have.

Perhaps not so strangely, Thor and Jane’s relationship when it comes to science reminds me of the best hours of Doctor Who, where an old and learned character from a terribly advanced civilisation took an evident pleasure in getting to see the universe anew through the virgin eyes of curious and eager companions.

Thor himself is a formidable and deep character, because he obviously loves to learn as well. He adapts incredibly quickly, and he’s all ready to transform a prejudice into a life lesson. You can visibly see that what attracts him in Jane is her strength, her strengths, and certainly not the prospect of hovering over a frail and tiny human. When he looks at her, he doesn’t see tiny, he doesn’t see petty and ignorant; on the contrary, he sees greatness in mind and in potential.

This is such an unusual way of portraying romantic relationships, you have no idea. It makes me so angry to see people in the fandom retort that Jane is no role model for them because she’s too good, or because she’s not Asgardian, or because she’s not Loki. She is both exceptional and so laughably, so warmly human—typically human, but without the mandatory arrogance that clings to male characters in similar situations.

#Foster’s Fellows indeed.

Jaaaaaaaane. I really want Jane to gain huge longevity and become the pseudo-Norse Goddess of SCIENCE!! because can you imagine her with ten thousand years to explore the cosmos? She would still be this excited about everything at the end of it. She would still be delighting at watching the birth of a star or the a new kind of matter or learning new things about Infinity Stones, finding out how her daughter’s new toy works. Because Jane loves the universe.

2 days ago on July 22nd, 2014 | J | 47,452 notes
2 days ago on July 22nd, 2014 | J | 58,122 notes

daydreamingandnighttwerking:

thankfulforlittleinfinities:

darquingdragon:

sonicmetennant:

#no but see  #that’s the thing about telling someone your own story  #you don’t see yourself as the hero  #you see the people you love and admire as the heroes  #Rhodey and Pepper are Tony’s heroes 

oh

Oh.

2 days ago on July 22nd, 2014 | J | 334,067 notes

"So many battles waged over the years… and yet, none like this. Are we destined to destroy each other, or can we change each other and unite? Is the future truly set?"

-  X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

6 days ago on July 18th, 2014 | J | 24,123 notes

When you separate an entwined particle, and you move both parts away from the other, even on opposite ends of the universe if you alter or affect one, the other will be identically altered or affected. Spooky.

6 days ago on July 18th, 2014 | J | 5,442 notes

lettersfromtitan:

oberons-puck:

brynja-storm:

thewyrdwain:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream [x]

Probably one of the hottest kisses in Shakespeare history

That was masterfully done, props to the actors.

That.

That is an ENTRANCE.

You don’t understand the depths of my obsession with this.

I see stills and gifs from this production every so often and I WANT TO SEE IT SO BADLY PLEASE RELEASE A TAPE OF IT.

6 days ago on July 18th, 2014 | J | 36,449 notes

There is a line in Gods and Monsters, a favorite film of mine in which I play James Whale, the English film director out there in Hollywood in the 30’s and he’s given a line by Christopher Bram: 'Making movies is the most wonderful thing in the world. Working with friends, entertaining people.' (x)

6 days ago on July 18th, 2014 | J | 3,303 notes
Tagged as: #SIR ian mckellen 

dansrules:

disneyfab:

this literally gave me chills.

I’ve never hit the reblog button so fast in my life.

6 days ago on July 18th, 2014 | J | 374,056 notes

Geek Torture

So, I was reading Patrick Rothfuss’ blog from today (X) and apparently there is a “choose the best geek celebrity” poll going on at Dorkly. The Rothfuss made it pretty clear that this was going to be an exercise in torture and, ultimately, futility. However, I just couldn’t pass up the temptation.

So I started the poll. This was the first pairing that gave me pause.

I mean honestly, how’s a body to choose? You can’t even evoke the diversity card, which is how one commenter mentioned dealing with this sort of dilemma. Eventually I decided we women have to stick together.

Then I did pretty well for about six pages, until I hit this snag:

Oh boy.

My Tolkien and history biases won out. Also I might have a not-so-secret old British guy thing.

Spider-man won out over Luke Skywalker and the Joker, but not without some waffling in indecision.

After many more and less painful decisions, I hit this choice:

Which looks like it should be incredibly difficult. Right, lookouttheleft?

It wasn’t. I picked Ian. 

These next two…what even is this???

EXCUSE YOU! How?! What?!? AHHHHHHHHH.

I very nearly just gave up at this point. I don’t even remember which button I pressed to be honest.

So, after 8 more AGONIZING choices, which saw nearly all of the above people eliminated (also Stephen Hawking, Felicia Day and Nathan Fillion), I was left with this:

Hah. Nope. Very sneaky, internet, but it’s not happening. This is where I quit. You will not make me choose between these two. YOU WILL NOT!

So yeah. If you want to spend some time agonizing over your favourite people, here’s the link again. 

The Best Geek Celebrity Ever

Have fun! Share your pain!

6 days ago on July 18th, 2014 | J | 0 notes
ilovecharts:

The World Cup
via Kurt White

ilovecharts:

The World Cup

via Kurt White

6 days ago on July 18th, 2014 | J | 35,829 notes