Characterization done right.
Steve Rogers in a single gif.
We joke about Steve’s patriotism as his strong suit, but his actual strength was his sense of moral right. His whole philosophy is summed up in the line “I don’t like bullies” in the first movie. Steve loves his country. He loves it enough to be at the front of the line trying to fix what he sees as moral wrong in it.
*university voice* unfortunately… we have too much money… so we have to raise tuition so we can build a place to keep all the other money in… so sorry unavoidable
i need ferguson to go down in history books. i need school children in the year 2074 to learn about michael brown being shot on august 9th, 2014 by officer darren wilson. i need this to spark a movement. this can not lose the focus of society a mere month after it happened.
For so long, all I wanted was for you to love me, to accept me. I thought it was my honor I wanted, but really, I was just trying to please you. You, my father, who banished me just for talking out of turn. My father, who challenged me, a thirteen-year-old boy, to an Agni Kai. How could you possibly justify a duel with a child?
NEWS: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Trailer – “The Mockingjay Lives”
I love the last bit.
Gale is such a dip; Karniss is doing his job for him.
Kamala Khan isn’t the first character to go by the name ‘Ms. Marvel’, and I suspect she won’t be the last. However, her place amongst the figures of our modern Marvel mythology stands out for a good many reasons. First and foremost, Kamala is the first Muslim character to hold the rank, and the first and only Muslim/Pakistani-American to have her own title in mainstream comicbooks, not to mention one of only ten female superheroes to have her own Marvel book right now, period.
The initial announcement was met with widespread reactions from the comicbook community, ranging from lauding Marvel’s gusto for increased diversity and a more positive representation for Muslim-Americans, to entitled whiners claiming “Political correctness gone MAD!” because babies don’t understand object permanence. I distinctly remember one very uppity member of the latter group asking “Why don’t they just make her a disabled lesbian too??” and they were right to ask that question, though perhaps for the wrong reasons. That too would’ve been a welcome move since, you know, people like that actually exist. But more than anything, it’s the folks who fundamentally misunderstand the need for diversity in American media that end up proving Marvel and Marvel fans right. Kamala Khan is an important character, and perhaps one of Marvel’s most important characters since the 1960s.
The 10 year old’s letter killed me.