i’m so upset
I just realized that the reason ghosts say Boo! is because it’s a latin verb
they’re literally saying ‘I alarm/I am alarming/I do alarm!!
if it comes from the latin word, they’re actually saying “I’M YELLING!” which is even cuter
do they speak latin because it’s a dead language
DID YOU JUST
in which freema agyeman continues to play characters that break the mold for what people think women should be
in which freema agyeman continues to be a complete inspiration
disney ladies + books
the thing about pepper potts is that she is, technically, the female love interest in a set of movies that are in significant part about the male hero’s pain, but she isn’t instrumentalized by the movies to be an aspect of that pain. tony’s not tortured about pepper; he’s tortured because he’s a fuck-up (and, across the course of three movies, (1) facing for the first time the carnage he has contributed to; (2) dying; and (3) traumatized). i look back sometimes at the first iron man in the context of, like, the superhero movie renaissance, following from raimi’s spider-man and batman begins, and like, compare not the female characters themselves but the role they play in (1) the life of the male character and (2) the context of the movie: they’re beautiful and unattainable and spend most of their scenes with the hero making him angstier. they’re a part of his burden. (especially once we hit the dark knight, lord.)
pepper is not, could not ever be, part of tony’s burden. pepper saves tony’s life in the first movie, twice. but she’s also not a vehicle for his salvation. she’s a source of stability partly because she frequently refuses to give him what he wants. he needs to change for them to be together, but she also isn’t his prize: their relationship is a blessing for him, but it’s also something he knows he needs to work at, and something we see him working at — you can tell me that saying, out loud, to pepper, “i’m a mess,” is not the actual hardest and most terrifying thing we ever see tony stark do, but i won’t believe you.
i mean: i love pepper, and septembriseur did a great job talking about why she’s so great, but i also really love their relationship and the way it’s depicted. there are so many ways, in the history of hollywood, of superhero stories, of fiction, for a relationship like this — especially given that she is technically his assistant! — to be depicted in a really hollow, sexist way, and it’s just so ??? nuanced and adult and grounded and real ?????? for a romantic relationship in a superhero movie????????????? i could cry about it basically forever, is what i’m saying.
There are just so many reasons why Iron Man is my favourite superhero movie franchise. This is most definitely one of them.
Meanwhile the Earth Queen reached Dolores Umbridge status in the fandom
“‘E’s not pinin’! ‘E’s passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! ‘E’s expired and gone to meet ‘is maker! ‘E’s a stiff! Bereft of life, ‘e rests in peace!”
This giant sculpture of a distcintly dead parrot has been installed by UKTV channel Gold in London’s Potter’s Field Park to celebrate the upcoming TV broadcast of the Monty Python’s final performance of their “Monty Python Live (mostly)” farewell show. The 49-foot-long fiberglass version of the “Norwegian Blue” from Monty Python’s beloved “Dead Parrot Sketch" was created over a two month period by a team of three sculptors led by artist Iain Prendergast.
"If you hadn’t nailed ‘im to the perch ‘e’d be pushing up the daisies! ‘Is metabolic processes are now ‘istory! ‘E’s off the twig! "
Mister Polly Parrot will soon be installed outside the 02 Arena where the performance of “Monty Python Live (mostly)” is set to take place on Sunday July 20th, 2014. So you’d better start preparing your silliest walk straight away.
'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!!”
from Harry Potter and the Chances J. K. Rowling Writes Another Wizarding Novel by Josh Corman
But clearly, she still thinks about the characters. Still imagines what they’re up to. Still understands that we want to know, too.
I’ll say it again: if Harry’s got a new scar, J.K. Rowling knows how he got it, and that means there’s a story.
And for the first time in a long time, I think it’s one she might be willing to tell.