Cause I know I’m not the only one sick of them trying to compare Ward to Natasha. They need to just stop. They’re only embarrassing themselves. I fixed it. You’re welcome.
Three months ago…
Clint dropped onto the couch, open pizza box in hand. He leaned back and rested his feet up on the…
I still dream about him sometimes...Just us. Together.Laughing.
Almost Human-Star Trek Crossover where James T. Kirk is a profiler and John Kennex and Dorian are working with him on an important case. Soon after their first meeting Kirk tells John that he received an anonymous threat because he got a hold on delicate information. John agrees to protect him in addition to their investigation though he is not happy about it. The first night after work when Dorian is back at Rudys they are alone in the car and James points out that John clearly doesn’t like him.
5 More Days of Remy ~ [4/15/14] The Dark Blue + Amazing Hair Bonus
Anthony Mackie, photographed by Nicholas Maggio for Rhapsody Magazine (April 2014)
Friend of the flock Jesse Hamm (hammpix) writes about his second-most retweeted post (he also did that one about Stonehenge being Easter Island’s toes):
In reality, guys sometimes walk around with their zippers down, but we don’t want to see Captain America with his zipper down, because that wouldn’t glorify him. Does it glorify a heroine to portray her nipple-bumps and boob-creases? If it did, women would aim for this effect all the time… but they don’t, so it doesn’t…
The cliché was that superheroes were best enjoyed by the dorky, un-athletic male nerd. Who had more need than he for heroic inspiration? Well….. how about members of a gender physically smaller than his, who have been oppressed not only throughout childhood but THROUGHOUT HISTORY? How about a gender of people who, unlike him, have INCREASING reason to fear physical assaults as they near maturity, rather than the reverse? Who have LESS earning power than he does, and are held to EVEN HIGHER standards of attractiveness than those he bemoans falling short of? The superhero genre may be for everyone, but it seems women have even greater claim to it than anyone else…
But in the midst of all of this, guys are still drawing superheroines like they’re arm-candy. So does it MATTER how superheroines are portrayed? Yeah. YEAH, I THINK IT DOES.
All that we have, all that we had.
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I actually believe artists and scientists think very similarly. Complex, abstract thought? They both have that down. It’s all about where that thinking takes you after that.
Words cannot describe how much I love this post.
I had a feeling this would happen, that all that first love with the character would run sour at some point because in the MCU films Coulson was just that calm collected awesome agent, that was who he was to us and we loved that, but once you take a closer look with any small supporting characters…
Didn’t even realize there was any Coulson hate going around, because his reactions and feelings are natural and absolutely expected. There was never a moment where I thought he was acting out of character. He’s reacting like a person who has been betrayed, and that takes time to get over if he ever can. He will eventually forgive May, but it’s not a quick and easy process. We are observing from the outside, but the truth has been kept from Coulson. He doesn’t get the luxury of knowing what Fury or May knows. This show is giving us all a chance to see Coulson as a complete person and that is wonderful. He still kicks ass, he’s still funny, he still has conviction, but he can be emotionally broken, too. That vulnerability is what makes him even more interesting. So Coulson hate is unwarranted and I will never understand it. Hate is a strong word. You can love someone but not love their behavior. That doesn’t mean you hate them. They may be wrong, but that doesn’t mean you love them less. The way Coulson has been hurt so much, I love him more.
This is what happens when you project your expectations and how you feel the character should be or act. The fallout from that or course is that isn’t going to happen. Clark Gregg is playing Agent Phil Coulson how Coulson is written and how he feels the character would react. If you don’t like that, you could always stop watching and save yourself (and us) the trouble from writing up a post on how you hate the character and the show. Every week I look forward to what Clark Gregg brings to the character. It makes me love Agent Phillip J. Coulson even more. I didn’t think that was possible.
Also, everyone saying that he HAS to forgive May because she’s CLEARLY doing it all for his own good — bullshit.
He’s been betrayed on pretty much every level he can be, by someone he trusted implicitly. If he chose not to forgive, for his own self-health, because he doesn’t trust her anymore? That’s a perfectly valid reaction. Do I think it’s going to go that way? No.
But anyone who’s saying that he should just forgive her and he’s been so MEAN has never had their trust betrayed by someone they love. It’s not something you just let go of, even in the midst of a crisis.
We’re watching Phil’s ENTIRE support system be systematically torn down, and he’s flailing. He’ll right himself, but believe me, he is never going to trust May the way he once did, and that’s a perfectly human reaction. Some things can never be rebuilt, and ABSOLUTE trust is one of them. “I was just following orders” and “it was for your own good” aren’t good enough when it’s someone you love.
It should also be said that Phil could have booted May off the Bus. He still trusts her enough to keep her with the team. The friendship will be rebuilt. It will take time.
Yes. All of this. So glad I haven’t seen Coulson hate across my dash. I’d have to stop following someone with so little empathy. I feel for May, and yes, she’s lost SHIELD, too, but as we see she knows so much more than we do, than Coulson does and she’s kept that from him. She LIED to him to his face when he was at one of the lowest points in his life. And maybe this is why I’d never be a good soldier, but “just following orders” doesn’t seem adequate for quite that level of betrayal.
I do hope they can find their way back to each other, and hopefully they can forge something stronger, but it will never be the same.
OH MY GOD YOU GUYS. How have I never, ever seen this before?!
(hat tip to bethbethbeth01 for pointing this out!)
THIS IS THE PHIL THAT FURY RECRUITED!!!
Phil knows he’s not going to college. His mama wants him to but he’s seen the bills before she manages to hide them and he knows they can’t afford it. He’s got good grades but his reputation as a troublemaker won’t get him any scholarships. He’d tried to keep out of trouble for his mom’s sake but he couldn’t stand bullies and as a massively dorky short kid who was possibly a little indiscreet about his preference for kissing boys he saw more than his fair share of them. If he sometimes ended up with a black eye for his trouble it was worth it if next time they’d rethink picking on somebody who couldn’t defend themselves as well as Phil could. The point is he’s not going to college so he needs a job. His dad was in the army before he joined the police and so was Captain America; he’d be serving his country by following in their footsteps and if he could cover the rent for a couple months so much the better. So he goes to a recruitment office and they look him over and he’s a good candidate but the officer looks over his records and listens to Phil and thinks he might know of a better place for him. Phil’s driven to protect people, he thinks outside of the box, and he clearly has some leadership skills. So he calls his old army buddy Nick Fury who’s a senior agent at an intelligence agency and tells him to come look at this kid. Next time Phil shows up at the office Nick’s there. Now, Nick isn’t the director yet, he’s a senior agent, he’s got both eyes, and a leather jacket instead of a leather coat. So Nick gives his pitch tailored for Phil and although he’s given it a dozen times he knows that this is the right place for the man. Phil’s wary of this dude who seems to know everything about him (which is a good quality for a secret agent) and he’s a bit of a little shit but Nick can also see him trying to hidehow impressed he is that SHIELD is what the SSR became. Nick likes him immediately and is also aware that should he succeed in recruiting him he will be giving him headaches for the rest of his life. So Phil takes his card and tells Nick he’ll think about it but he’s already thrumming with the idea of following in Cap’s footsteps in a different way, in really doing some good in the world with his talents, of taking down bullies of a different sort. Six weeks later he’s unpacking his bags in a dorm room at the Academy he shares with a skinny boy named Felix and he sees that Nick (who he found out from his fellow cadets was tapped for assistant deputy director) had requested to be his SO and thinks that he’s finally found his place.
Thank you. I needed some way to make that one-off line work in my head because I was always taken with the idea of Phil and Marcus as Rangers that joined SHIELD together.
But I’m assuming they switched in up in the MCU to account for the obvious age disparity between Gregg and Jackson.
I love adding in Blake as Coulson’s roomie (mirroring real life)!
We’re not going back… Fury sent us these coordinates for a reason.
And what reason is that?
We are NOT agents of nothing! We are Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
And in this scene we see just how deeply Phil is hurting and OMG did I feel as close to tears as he was.