Q:do you have any crushes?
yeah ive got a few
Why is the cream soda red?
or blue ffs?
Q:single dad au: where tony doesn't know how he got into the deal of having a tea party with his little girl (she made him sign a contract and everything so he can't bail early)
he really can’t be anything but proud of her because, while she’s definitely inherited some of his intelligence, she’s already started taking after her aunt pepper.
one day she just walks into tony’s office while he’s actually doing some of the more boring things related to being the owner of a company, saying something like, ‘daddy, daddy, give me your autograph!’ and tony just smiles at his weird little girl but takes the paper without looking and she dimples up at him as he hands it back with a look in her eyes that he really should recognize by now
an hour later she asks him to come to her room to see something really cool and when he gets there it’s a… tea party. like, a really intense tea party with everything a little girl could possibly want sitting at and around the table. and when she tells him he needs to go get changed for the tea party, he tries to refuse saying he has work that he needs to get done
and that’s when she shows him the paper. the typed up contract with his signature at the bottom saying that tony stark will attend one tea party per week at the discretion of ms. stark, wearing appropriate attire (also at young ms. stark’s discretion). it’s a really intricate document, even detailing ‘penalties’ if mr. stark is unable to attend, and tony wonders for a second how his little girl pulled this off before he spots pepper’s signature as a witness.
he’s so impressed he can’t even get a little mad at her and instead does as she wishes and changes into his ‘appropriate attire’.
pepper swings by later to see how it’s going and to take a picture.
the photo of tony in his iron man suit, mask flipped up while wearing a tutu and bunny ears, sipping daintily on a very small tea cup while his daughter smiles up at him, surrounded by all sorts of stuffed animals, ends up framed on his desk.
Ok. Someone needs to draw that
you know actually it was super important to me that these guys and the vast majority of front-of-train people, and all the people in the highest positions of power were all white. snowpiercer is the least subtle allegory to ever allegory— bunch of white guys pulling the strings, fucking shit up, proselytizing at each other and choosing another white dude to succeed them?
and the one white dude who changes the paradigm choosing to ally himself with and protect poc children at great personal cost (not just that scene at the end where he sacrificed himself to protect yona and timmy, but also in the axegang scene when he physically stepped in front of yona). the fact that he was tempted was important, the fact that in the end he chose to sacrifice comfort and a good life and align himself with the marginalized and oppressed was so important.
another way to look at it: namgoong was always resisting, he was always ready to tear down the system. curtis saw what the system had to offer and he was seconds away from taking it— but he was the only one offered it and probably the only one who WOULD be offered it. compare and contrast to how people who weren’t considered white in the US chose to be complicit (e.g. the irish) and managed to gain all the advantages of a white cultural identity but only because they looked a certain way.
the difference is that seconds away from being indoctrinated, curtis glimpsed the cost of buying into that system (what it costs to people he cares deeply about) and he decided FUCK ALL THAT SHIT LET’S BLOW THIS FUCKER and he needed namgoong’s initiative and yona’s help to do it (alternatively, namgoong needed curtis’s help to do it because curtis was the only one with the opportunity to get that close to wilford presumably cause wilford and gilliam were racist af)
The thing that gets me, the hardest, is the fact he basically DID accept it at the end, until Yona shows him the truth about the Engine…. the Engine cannot be reformed, it cannot be “fixed”, even if you tried to restructure the society, the very Engine itself has to run on abusive, horrid exploitation and violence.
If Curtis accepted the position, it would set a precedent that there are exceptions to the pre-ordained class system and that would lead to more unrest in the rear. Shortsightedness or orchestrated facilitate more culls.
Underrated satire Drop Dead Gorgeous came and went in theaters 15 years ago, rejected by audiences and critics alike. Now that it’s a cult classic, the cast and crew tell BuzzFeed why the film is more popular than ever before.
Greendale Community College puts it’s life and the well being of it’s students into the capable hands of their Jaeger pilots. Of course, this is only the first semester but Troy and Abed both have A++ in the class.
Their Jaeger is the Annie’s Boobs. Annie is not amused (but honored all the same)
I’m so sorry I love Pacific Rim and boyfriend and I keep on coming up with all the really good Drift partners and Troy and Abeb are the apex.
Do you know how hard it is to put on make up at 7 am when it is already 85 degrees and the air conditioning is not working?
I want a story about a gay girl disguising herself as a guy to get into an all boy school. When she meets her roommate, he happens to have a banging personality and a very pleasing face. The girl has a sexuality crisis because she starts to fall for the roommate but in reality, the roommate is actually another girl disguised as a guy so that she can attend the school
Monstrous Regiment high school au?
photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.
when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”
approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.
cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts
This is better to see than white people with African animals.
PBS just aired last night a ep of “My Wild Affair” about Daphne Sheldrick’s heart-breaking experience raising a newborn elephant calf in the early 70’s. Everything she learned by trial and error such as finding a proper formula and their social needs she put into practice when she founded this orphanage.