If anyone asks, I was with you the whole time...

Also the next person to suggest that someone in an artistic career (writing, painting, sculpting, ACTING) simply stop arting in order to escape their adoring public I may actually scream.

I don’t write because I get paid, I don’t primarily write because of my readers eith4er (though I’m never going to argue that positive feedback isn’t delicious and helpful), I write because the idea of NOT writing is physically painful. It’s repugnant. I write because I have to. There’s no other way to live my life.

And I guarantee nearly all artists feel the same way.

A note about the leaked nudes of celebs.

Considering the AMOUNT of photos accessed, you can bet that there were probably male nudes as well.

Were those leaked as well? My guess is no. And if they were, certainly no one’s talking about it.

Because:

1. Naked men don’t get called names and aren’t morally judged with nearly the same level of malice as naked females.

2. This was primarily about thinking that The People have a right to a woman’s body more than the woman has a right to her privacy and respect.

taraljc:

amireal2u:

I have to admit that Darcy/Coulson kinda squicks me, on the whole (less-than) half-his-age, young-enough-to-be-his-child thing…

No, I do understand, she’s, at best, when they meet, exactly half his age. It’s so easy to write really squicky may/dec romance that it has to be done well to really hit the spot with me. That being said, I really really like the idea of them being BFFs.

I loved writing Darcy and Coulson working together. It amused me muchly, cos Darcy is 99% sass, but with added bonus of constantly GETTING SHIT DONE, and Coulson appreciates that in other people. Of course, I also not-so-secretly ‘ship Coulson/Natasha, so you know… I’m in a niche fandom of 1.

Yeah, you’ve pretty much hit the nail on the head for why I think they’d eventually get along really well.

I have to admit that Darcy/Coulson kinda squicks me, on the whole (less-than) half-his-age, young-enough-to-be-his-child thing…

No, I do understand, she’s, at best, when they meet, exactly half his age. It’s so easy to write really squicky may/dec romance that it has to be done well to really hit the spot with me. That being said, I really really like the idea of them being BFFs.

Darcy Lewis, any universe

I heard a rumor that in Thor2 they were setting Darcy up for the Skye role in AOS (remember the hacking?) if the actress’s show got cancelled. It got renewed so no hilarious Darcy/Jackbootedthug interactions. I kinda like thinking about what that would have been like. In some ways, they made proto!Skye (before a large chunk of character development landed her how she is about 3/4 of the way through the season and a character I def like as opposed to worried I might hate) very different from Darcy which is nice b/c it means they didn’t just slot one pretty actress in for another and actually, for at least some time, thought of the female character as a well rounded individual.

I sekritly ship Darcy/Coulson, so most of my headcanons involve them finding themselves in a pretty deep and caring friendship before they realize what’s happening and then one or both of them FREAKS OUT just a little. Usually they bond through music (and tasers and coffee), which is not something I’ll ever write b/c I have a severe lack of knowledge about popular music. Though who knows, I might end up having them go on secret ‘I love broadway’ friendship outings.

I also like to think, without the Cap2 storyline, Darcy might eventually end up working for SHIELD and becoming like, a Maria Hill protoge.

Oooh oooh oooh can I ask for a random headcannon from your I, Phil verse?

Sure! Since you don’t say who, I’ll give you one of each.

Clint: When Clint first got recruited to SHIELD, it was the first time he realized just how much information there was at his fingertips. He didn’t ‘haunt the library’ so to speak, but he found himself remembering that when there was something he was curious about, or confused about, that he now had the luxury of both time and money to at least give it a good shot. This really paid off with sex. That is to say, an offhand comment from Natasha made him realize that there were BOOKS. BOOKS WITH DIAGRAMS AND OTHER SHIT. Also later, he found that the internet was a great place to ask questions. This is how Clint ended up being able to name all of the anatomy inside people’s pants, male and female.

Phil: In many ways, Phil chose the military because it gave him rules he wanted to follow. Or maybe, needed to follow. Being in the military gave him a lot of things and he doesn’t regret it, but it also gave him a good reason not to think about That Stuff. Because thinking inevitably led to other things. On some cold and lonely nights, where he volunteered for shifts no one wanted because they all had family, he did think. A little. Just enough to remember that it was against the rules. It was very difficult when he found himself growing out of the military. It had supported him in so many ways for so many years. had slowly become ill fitting and dangerous by its very nature, because the very rules he’d come to find strength in, were now stifling him. Single and with no prospects not only limited his career, but it often shone an extra spotlight on him. Being good at his job had started to become dangerous. The more someone studied his file, the more chances there were to find secrets.

Ask me stuff! Into my ask box send me:

1. Any marvel-verse character

2. Which universe, MCU, 616, Ultimates, Toby!Spiderman, Andrew!Spiderman, Fantastic Four movies, OR any of my story-verses

and I will, assuming I know the character (and okay, Ultimates is gonna be sparse, I’ve not read a lot there), tell you one piece of headcanon I have for that character in that universe.  Even if the character wasn’t in my story, I’ll tell you what I think they were doing at the time, though I warn you, if you ask about Peter Parker in my fics, most of them won’t have a lot of thought.

BONUS: Ask them a specific question if you want.

heichoudrivingtheimpala:

Just in case anyone missed it…!

I… am torn. Because let’s face it, they haven’t decided that Loki is bi, they have simply decided to acknowledge more of the source material than other writers/producers/directors/companies have historically acknowledged whenever they borrow a character who has non heterosexual leanings. Often, they’re more than happy to erase sexuality in the name of ‘marketability’.

ALSO. I’m not really a fan of one of the first (not the first obviously, but we still live in a world of single digits) openly bisexual comic/movie characters (and yeah this is 616 but let’s face it, he’s hugely popular with non comic fans b/c of MCU and there’s a lot of crossover in terms of readers/popularity) being that morally ambiguous and in terms of MCU downright badguy material. (Yes he has good reasons for doing terrible things, but that doesn’t excuse it.)

Like. Okay. Anyone who knows anything about the mythology Marvel is borrowing from are like “really? he’s bi, I’m so shocked, also he had sex with a horse, are we gonna talk about that too?” in other words, bisexual still really doesn’t encompass the whole of Loki’s sexual history. So in reality, the bisexual tag really feels like an incredibly tiny concession in the face of a much larger sexual identity world.

BEYOND THAT, is anyone else super surprised that an early canonically bisexual is SUPER MORALLY AMBIGUOUS at the best of times? I mean, he’s a TRICKSTER. HE’S SO TRICKY! LOOK AT HOW HE’S TRICKING US WITH HIS SEX!!

This is why, I think, the idea of a bisexual Steve Rogers really picked up so fast, b/c no one can argue he’s a bad guy. He’s a hero, with moral lines he doesn’t cross without serious, serious reasoning and provocation, and even then, not so much. Because sex, historically, is used as a way of moralizing about the enemy. Female badguys often are SUPER SEXUAL in badtouch creepy ways. Often when a badguy!Woman uses sex to seduce the good guy it is viewed as VERY different than if a badguy!Man seduces the woman. Beyond that bisexuality is often used as a code word for slutty. Slutty is often a trait given to bad guys, because slutty is a code word for morally bad.

So. Yay more  bisexuals in visible roles, but boo for choosing a stereotype.

thealienonbroadway:

thealienonbroadway:

Alright guys. I’m finally giving in. I’d been avoiding Welcome To Night Vale because it was just EVERYWHERE and IN MY FACE all the time. But it’s calmed down enough that the “oh god shut up go away ugh” response is gone. And I need something to listen to on my drive home…

*sigh* My iPod Touch is too old to support the podcast app and my iPhone doesn’t have enough space. But dammit-clint suggested commonplacebooks.com. Looks like I’ll be checking that out.

You should be able to download them on your computer and drag and drop to your iTunes and then sync with your iPod. iTunes DOES play podcasts. I haven’t checked in a while but you used to be able to download them natively in the program as well.

neferipitou:

adds “we just caught our alternate universe selves making out and now everything is super awkward” to list of shipping tropes that need to be implemented everywhere

*trips and adds a new folder to her wips scrivener file*

THANK YOU INTERNET. THANK YOU.

Sunday Six

Just the Once (working title) - From the prologue. It’s not very telling about the plot, but I feel like this is a really good example of the atmosphere.

Then one day, Agent Coulson makes an exception, to this day Clint isn’t sure why. The moment the op went live it was like even the rough edges blended together seamlessly. It was heaven, is still heaven really, to have someone who understands you that much. Who shores up your strengths, fills in your weaknesses. Coulson would listen to him to way no one else would, took his opinions as informed instead of rude or obnoxious just because they questioned the guy in charge’s plan.

When Natasha had entered the picture, it had almost ruined a lot of it. It wasn’t her fault, Clint could have handled a lot of it better all around. Should have known that those first all night planning and researching sessions meant something more. Meant that he could ask, or try, or whatever it was that was needed to make bringing Natasha in less of a clusterfuck.

But they got past it. With less pain and recriminations than Clint could ever hope for.

You know what I hate? I hate it when people equate speaking out about seeing and experiencing sexism, racism, bigotry, etc, with bitching and moaning, implying that a basic dialog between people is irrelevant to the larger fight.

"Go volunteer at a soup kitchen" style comments are not only naive about how social change happens, but also assumes that everyone has the same time and resources as everyone else. All I have is my mind and my bullhorn. I’m allowed to point out flaws inherent in the system without needing to give you an immediate solution, because there ISN’T one. There is no quick fix. There is no instant solution. There is only dialog and awareness.

And if you just don’t want to hear it, well then I’m not talking to you. I’m talking to the people who are curious, who don’t understand but maybe want to. I’m talking to the people who shift uncomfortably when you dismiss feminism, racism, sexism. Who bite their lips because they feel your argument is flawed (that black kid was just a thug, well, she did walk home alone in the dark, etc) but isn’t quite sure how to articulate it.

So, please continue to tell me how annoying you find people who keep telling you that you may benefit from racism almost as much as feminism, so that I can draw up my list of people to never take seriously again.

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

I’d also say that you should always be wary of a number like that because you have no idea what they’re qualifying as research and what they’re qualifying as Other. Depending on how you look at it, a scientist/researcher’s salary could be counted, or you could just count the equipment and labspace costs, what about scientific conferences where ideas are shared? Etc. And again, many charities have multiple purposes, especially chronic illnesses that have no cure, just palliatives and quality of life issues.

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”

Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 

And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

I’d also say that you should always be wary of a number like that because you have no idea what they’re qualifying as research and what they’re qualifying as Other. Depending on how you look at it, a scientist/researcher’s salary could be counted, or you could just count the equipment and labspace costs, what about scientific conferences where ideas are shared? Etc. And again, many charities have multiple purposes, especially chronic illnesses that have no cure, just palliatives and quality of life issues.

twistedlandstourguide:

skepticalavenger:

There is almost NOTHING in the Bible that can be taken to be in the least on the side of the anti-choicers.  Even the most cursory reading of the Bible quickly leads to the conclusion that Thou Shalt Not Kill is the most hypocritical commandment of them all.
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Biblical Values Indeed.


It’s important to note that in BOTH listings of the 10 commandments, the word choice is VERY specific about murder vs killing. Which is to say that the Old Testament is perfectly fine with state sanctioned death, or self defense, etc. It doesn’t say you should never end a life, it says you should never end a life without cause. I’m not sure it’s a hypocritical commandment so much as a very complex one. The rest of the bible goes into what constitutes justified killing in various places. So I always twitch a little when someone says “thou shalt not kill”, because that’s definitely a translation of a translation, having studied the actual Hebrew, it’s much much more likely that it’s “thou shalt not murder”.

twistedlandstourguide:

skepticalavenger:

There is almost NOTHING in the Bible that can be taken to be in the least on the side of the anti-choicers.  Even the most cursory reading of the Bible quickly leads to the conclusion that Thou Shalt Not Kill is the most hypocritical commandment of them all.

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Biblical Values Indeed.

It’s important to note that in BOTH listings of the 10 commandments, the word choice is VERY specific about murder vs killing. Which is to say that the Old Testament is perfectly fine with state sanctioned death, or self defense, etc. It doesn’t say you should never end a life, it says you should never end a life without cause. I’m not sure it’s a hypocritical commandment so much as a very complex one. The rest of the bible goes into what constitutes justified killing in various places. So I always twitch a little when someone says “thou shalt not kill”, because that’s definitely a translation of a translation, having studied the actual Hebrew, it’s much much more likely that it’s “thou shalt not murder”.

infiniteeight8:

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson
Characters: Clint Barton, Phil Coulson
Additional Tags: Fluff
Summary:

Phil has a mysterious laundry fairy.

~~~ I felt like it had been ages since I posted something, so here, have random fluff!

YAY FLUFF!