I think, therefore you are.

wckrspgt:

exercising would be so much more rewarding if calories screamed when you burned them

lifemadesimple:

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Why Natasha Matters

scifigrl47:

Okay, I am sick of reading reviews and articles and fan rants about how Natasha and her ‘pop guns’ were outmatched and out of place in the final fight of the Avengers.

Because I think that was exactly the point, and I kinda think that some people might’ve missed it.

Let’s leave out what does happen.  Let’s leave out the endgame.  Let’s ignore that.  Let’s look at what is happening here.  Let’s look at this:

Natasha Romanoff: We gotta stop him.
Clint Barton: Yeah? Who’s we?
Natasha Romanoff: I don’t know. Who’s ever left.

Let’s look at the words of a woman who knows she’s outmatched.  A woman who knows she’s a spy, not a soldier, not a fighter, who has her strength lying in speed and subterfuge and backstabbing.  A woman who is now marching into battle with another human being, two people of amazing skill and training, but two human beings.  

Because at that moment, THEY ARE ALL THAT IS LEFT.

When the superhumans and the geniuses and the gods all splinter apart, it is the human beings who set themselves up to fight, and likely to die, in the defense of the rest of the world.  

It is Natasha, Natasha with red in her ledger, a woman who knows that she can never be redeemed, not fully, who takes her ‘pop guns’ and goes out to fight, because she stands a better chance than the bankers and cabbies and waitresses of New York.  She is going to fight.  Knowing she is unmatched, knowing she is going with only Clint as backup, she is willing to go.

Please take a moment to think about the bravery that entails.  That she is going out with a couple of pistols and a catsuit to fight an alien army.  Even Hawkeye has the advantage of being able to hit from a distance.  She doesn’t.  She’s up close and personal.  She’s hand to hand and short distance attacks and a cool head.  She doesn’t belong there.  She shouldn’t be there.  BUT SHE GOES.

Natasha said that she had skills, she had a unique set of skills, and she didn’t care much who she used them on, or for.  This time, those skills, no matter how unmatched, are used in the defense of the rest of the world.  This time, no one tells her to go.  No one pays her.  Fury doesn’t order her out there. 

She goes of her own free will.  She makes the choice.

When the Other says:

 ”Humans… They are not the cowering wretches we were promised. They stand. They are unruly, and therefore cannot be ruled. To challenge them is to court death.”

It is Natasha who stands for the rest of us.  A human.  No super powers.  No armor.  No amazing weapons.  Just a woman with red in her ledger, and the strength and the bravery to go somewhere she has no business being, to step up to a fight where she is outmatched. 

Natasha is the human heart of the Avengers, a woman who fights a battle she has no hope of winning.  And saving the world wipes out a lot of red.

fyeahcanines:

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My biggest fear is that eventually you will see me the way I see myself.
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hellscabanaboy:

kismetjeska:

#in which Bruce Banner finally finds somebody who isn’t afraid to kid around with him #because he has a sense of humour after all #’i’m sorry, that was mean’ anyone? #but everybody tiptoes around him because ‘oh shit, he’s a monster’ #but then he meets Tony #someone who’s not afraid to be around him #someone who might actually be a friend #and that means so much to him and permeates so deep that even when he’s the fucking Hulk he still wants to save Tony’s ass #because by not treating the Hulk like a monster, Tony stopped him from being one

#SCIENCE BRO FEELS

#because by not treating the Hulk like a monster, Tony stopped him from being one

I tend to take the stance that Libertarianism is like Leninism: a fascinating, internally consistent political theory with some good underlying points that, regrettably, makes prescriptions about how to run human society that can only work if we replace real messy human beings with frictionless spherical humanoids of uniform density (because it relies on simplifying assumptions about human behaviour which are unfortunately wrong).

Why I want Bitcoin to die in a fire

Charlie Stross wrote an insightful post about BtC and Libertarianism, and closes with the above paragraph, which sums up why I looked at Libertarianism when I was younger, realized it was absolutely not for me, and embraced my OMG SOCIALIST ideals.

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nudityandnerdery:

feigenbaumsworld:

Yes. We’ll need some of these items for the clubhouse. As well as some of the scenery.

I approve of this.

I want a horror game with a mic set that relies on you being quiet when there is a monster or something, because the sound you make, not your character, but you lures it and gives away your position so if you scream or breath heavily it can give you away so you play most of the game in mute terror

nudityandnerdery:

piratescarfy:

thenimbus:

capoutoftime:

radaroreilly:

kyroki:

or purposefully shout to draw it say for like a challenge or to save a friend in multiplayer or something

oh my god shannon never make video games that is terrifying

THIS SOUNDS AWESOME

Now that’s what I call next gen

watching a friend play it and yelling YO UGLY SHE’S OVER HERE

This sounds kind of amazing, and just imagine how many people would die because they forgot to turn their phone to silent.

^^^^^^^^^