Star Trek + Social Commentary (context in the captions)
THIS is what the original Star Trek TV series and films were about. Not just about blowing up things in space and snazzy lens flares with a side order of casual sexism -.-‘.
dude do you know how many people I have pissed off by saying the exact same thing?
Not enough people.
[♥] It should be a truth universally acknowledged
That a heroine in a major cinematic franchise
must be in want of her own damn movie.
~ Me: “Come on, Marvel, don’t be such weenies.” ~
"Weenies" is not the word I would use.
Finally, Nigeria’s Kidnapped Schoolgirls Are Coming Home
The agreement, announced by the country’s defense minister, also involves a cease fire between Boko Haram and Nigeria’s military. The government expects the terror group will not back out on the deal. “Commitment among parts of Boko Haram and the military does appear to be genuine,” an official with Nigeria’s security forces told Reuters Friday. “It is worth taking seriously.”
Boko Haram militants abducted more than 300 schoolgirls from Chibok boarding school in northern Nigeria in mid-April, sparking a worldwide outcry and propelling the group onto to the international stage for the first time. Over fifty of the girls escaped early on. The rest have remained in captivity ever since.”
As reported by Mother Jones
AWESOME NEWS - this has been such a nightmare to follow, it is so great to hear the girls are being released!
kamala khan + team-ups
happy me happy happy me happy me
how come every vampire in vampire stories is a hundred years old tho why cant we get a newbie vampire like
"how long have you been 17"
“about a year and a half actually its kinda trippy”
This actually does exist and it is great!
From “Undead is Very Hot Right Now” by Sarah Rees Brennan:
"How old are you?" Traci asked. "Two hundred? Three hundred?"
"Er," said Christian. "I’m nineteen."
At that point Traci leaned in again, covering his hand with hers and not drawing back at the chill. She looked deep into his eyes and said in a warm, understanding voice:
"Would that be nineteen in… vampire years?”
"Chris, Chris," said Bradley, hitting him over the head to attract his attention as if Christian was deaf rather than, for example, a vampire with super hearing. “Are you really only nineteen? I thought vampires lived to be hundreds and hundreds of years old.”
"We do," Christian said shortly. "And we get to be hundreds and hundreds of years old by living one year at a time. I’ve only been a vampire for a year."
And in that moment, fear closes in on the beautiful Black Widow… It’s something a professional agent learns to deal with… or she doesn’t live at all. Yes… our tsarina is is afraid… and that makes her all the more dangerous.
Natasha: Not Daredevil, clown— but the Black Widow!
Stilt-Man: Oho… Daredevil’s female partner…
Natasha: Easy, girl, easy. Relax! I’ve got you…
This is a nice implicit comparison between Daredevil— the man without fear— and Natasha, a woman who thrives on fear, who lets it sharpen her. Like, we talk about Natasha as a master manipulator, but the most important person she manipulates like this is herself.
From Daredevil and the Black Widow #102, by Chris Claremont and Syd Shores.