FRIENDLY REMINDER THAT STEVE TRIED TO TRIGGER BUCKY’S MEMORIES BY WEARING HIS LESS DURABLE RETRO!UNIFORM (aka the not-so-bulletproof outfit he wore the last time Bucky saw him) AND BY QUOTING SOMETHING BUCKY SAID TO HIM 70-SOMETHING YEARS AGO
Okay okay but can we just talk about this? The entire movie Steve’s worth is defined by what Captain America has become. He goes to the Smithsonian to see Captain America’s life projected back at him — the boy he was before a footnote, the sickly waif who wasn’t good enough until the army (literally) made him A Man — while he’s there he walks around unrecognized; the entire gag at the mall is based on the idea that this is a 6’2” hulking muscled mass of a guy who absolutely no one recognizes unless he has that star on his chest, because it’s the suit, not the person, who’s been given worth. And when Steve thinks about the most memorable thing about himself — when he thinks about how to get Bucky back — he goes for that. He goes for Captain America. And it doesn’t work; Bucky doesn’t react at all. Because Bucky always saw through that. He didn’t give a shit about Captain America. That “little guy from Brooklyn,” that’s the kid he loved, that’s the one he was following when he died, the one who’s scared voice knocked the memories out of him earlier in the movie. And it’s only when Steve drops the shield, and the helmet — all of the things that make him Captain America, that make him immediately recognizable to the rest of the country, to the world — when he calls on this one, rogue memory from when they were just kids, from before he was the national ideal of manhood he’s been made out to be since his death… That’s when Bucky sees him. Because Bucky doesn’t remember, or care about Captain America: Captain America is just a target. But Steve Rogers, that little kid from Brooklyn? Is under him, and dying, and scared…and the impulse to protect is so much stronger than anything else that’s been done to Bucky since then.
*curls into fetal position* buckyyyyyyy…
"At Rio Americano High School in Sacramento CA, a student named Dejza, was violently assaulted by a vice principal, Matt Collier, for attempting to take back a piece of art with a political message that the administration didn’t like. She was put in a chokehold and slammed against the desk. When she tried to resist this unlawful abuse of authority, she was slammed and held onto the ground. Matt Collier laid on top of her, crushing her with his weight. Dejza could not breathe, and begged Collier to get off of her. Luckily, another faculty member came in and ended the situation. Dejza went to see a doctor for severe whiplash, and yesterday was her first day of physical therapy. Despite this being blatantly wrong and illegal, the administration has put her on suspension for resisting, and Collier was not disciplined. On the fifth day of her suspension, she will attend a meeting held by bias members of the administration to determine if she will be expelled.
They have tried to silence anyone who speaks out on social media, but today we have gathered in person for a silent sit-in protest.
Dejza has been wronged, and brutalized, and now she is receiving punishment. They’ve tried to silence her. They’ve tried to silence us.” -Grant Wright
One of my friends Grant posted this on facebook and even though im not in Sacramento I want to help. This girl has been mistreated by a full grown man who may never be punished. I want to help spread awareness. So please, spread this around. Let people know that this is NOT okay. The more support we have, the better.
i’m so proud to have been a part of this today but you guys please please please please reblog/spread this around any way you possibly can it’s so important and her story needs to be heard by people outside of our city because what this man did is so so so incredibly far from okay
A definite favourite of mine.
Same. I’ve not seen a lot of movies multiple times. But there’s a few that I’ll watch any time I see that they’re on. This is one of them.
Before I answer your question I’m going to tell you that this subject tends to be highly controversial in the pet world. Vets have different opinions, owners have different opinions etc.
Bluntly, is it okay to rip out all the reproductive organs of your female dogs because it makes your life easier, or because it makes them “more manageable,” or because you want to be able to leave her outside without supervision? NO
Is it ok to neuter males because you want him to be easier to control and because you don’t feel like watching your dog? NO
Spaying entails that ALL reproductive organs are removed, and neutering means that you are removing a male’s testicles to prevent sperm production. It hurts, it sucks, they are under anesthesia in an unfamiliar place, its rather terrifying.
Spaying and neutering should be done, in my opinion, ONLY for the HEALTH of the animal. Female dogs when fixed too early can have health issues, Ani is one of these… We were told by our vet to get her fixed at four months, and we were told that there were no harmful consequences. The asshole lied. We fixed her at five months BEFORE her first heat and she now has chronic UTIs because her lady parts are not fully developed because the removal of her reproductive organs cuts off the hormone reproduction that would have matured these part of her body during her heat. She has issues with UTIs like I said, perpetual PH issues, and might have to face surgery to remove the flap that covers her vulva. It sucks and its painful for her to have to deal with.
Choosing not to fix your dog means that you have to take responsibility for your dog. You don’t take females in heat out in public, or to the dog park. Males need to be trained to not mount and have a tad bit of self control. But this is just plain too hard for some people. Oh no we can’t take our dog to the park because she might get pregnant, lets fix her! oh no my dog mounts, lets fix him! oh no having to deal with an animal that has hormone fluctuations and is a bit moodier (LIKE PEOPLE) how difficult, lets chop up their insides! Oh darn pets are just soooo inconvenient.
There are GOOD reasons to fix your dog. It acts as a cancer preventative, females in particular are at a much higher risk for cancer when they remain unfixed. Its acceptable for multiple dog households with females and males to be fixed. It is impossible to watch your dog 24/7 we fixed Ani, Hubble and Balto because our contract stated we HAD to and because the puppies from a brother and sister would have been unhealthy. If ani went into heat around two males, (Balto and Hubble) I don’t want to be breaking up fights over who gets to impregnate her. Ani and Balto are not breed standard. Hubble also has a physical deformity (his tail) and we aren’t even going to be accidentally passing that on, and his contract stated that at an appropriate age he was to be fixed. Hubble’s brother only had one testicle so he was fixed because you don’t want to be passing that on and because of his risk for cancer.
Shelters and rescues push fixing despite the health risks, sexual and physical immaturity because they assume people suck and a lot of them don’t want to bother educating people about having an unaltered dog. Dogs are fixed at 8 fucking weeks… TINY BABIES are fixed at shelters without regard for what this can do to them… I just think you shouldn’t be able to have a dog if you can’t handle all that comes with it. We don’t neuter and spay our kids because we don’t want to teach them about safe sex or because its just soooo hard to keep your 13 year old from getting preggo, or because dammit my daughter is annoying and sensitive while on her period…. But my mom is getting a total hysterectomy because of her cancer and people proactively remove their breasts and reproductive organs to prevent cancer… There are differences.
Unfixed animals require more responsibility. Most people aren’t up for it. If you fix your dog because you think it makes them more manageable then you shouldn’t have a dog. If you fix your dog because you can’t be bothered to not take your dog in public while in heat, or because you don’t want to teach you male not to mount, then you don’t need a dog. (or kids) I grew up with unaltered GSDs and my mom used to breed cocker spaniels, there was not a single oops litter. There were unfixed males and females and there was never an issue. Heidi (our gsd) was separated from rebel, Gunner, Olex, and Rommel when she was in heat. The males were taught that mounting anyone or anything is a no no. Our cockers were the same.
Its only recently that things have changed, instead of doing whats best for our pets we do what is easiest for us. If your intentions are to make your dog manageable or because you are lazy then you don’t deserve a dog. If you are fixing your dog for the good of their health then more power to you. If you decide to have an unfixed pet then you HAVE to take responsibility for your dog and any oops litters, whether that means aborting the puppies or finding homes for them and taking care of any puppies you can’t home.
There are a lot of people who disagree with me. I will point out though that its the USA that does this, fixing pets automatically, many other countries don’t do this. I recently met someone from New Zealand that was horrified when I told her that shelters fix pups and that its common procedure to fix animals just because. Basically Americans tend to be lazy irresponsible assholes at the detriment of our children and our pets.
This is really an excellent & well-educated stance on speutering.
& I agree with a lot of what is said here.
This is well thought out and I admit I know nothing about females. But please neuter your dog. It’s responsible as a pet owner unless you want them to breed. It really really effects behavior. Unneutered males tend to be more aggressive with alpha male tendencies with all the testosterone in their system. That’s not to say that there are boys that are fine, this is just my experience. Not to mention a higher probability for prostate cancer (as mentioned). There’s a reason horse owners geld their horses- they’re happier, healthier, and make better companions. Just my opinion!
Actually un-neutered males are not fundamentally more aggressive. Alpha and dominance theories have been disproven by the same guy who came up with it in the first place, and even if your dog does have issues with humping those are not cured with desexing, those are fixed through training. Neutering your male can actually cause more problems than it fixes such as cardiac tumors, bone cancer, abnormal bone development, CCL tears, hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, adrenal disease and the list goes on and on. So no please DO NOT fix your pets for behavioral issues. I don’t know anything about horses but horses aren’t dogs. The rest of the world does just fine without neutering/spaying for behavior issues. Its up to you to decide when you fix or if you fix, but the reasons should never be because you don’t want to train your dog.
Lol people don’t geld their horses because they will be happier or healthier.
MORE REASONS WHY NORWEGIAN FOREST CATS ARE THE BEST:
Norwegian forest cats are the best.
They look like little snow lions.
The colloquial term for them is “skogkatten”.
They’re also called “fairy cats” in Norway, because they’re so pretty.
They run down trees headfirst.
They’re fricking gigantic and they purr really loud.
They literally walk over snow like motherloving Legolas.
In Norse mythology, skogkatts pull the goddess Freya’s carriage.
Who doesn’t want a carriage pulled by cats?
Viking cats. End of story.
Oh what a terrible thing it appears that I haven’t reblogged these glorious beasts this year yet
"Winter is coming"
Always reblog forest cats <3
Rape is the only crime on the books for which arguing that the temptation to commit it was too clear and obvious to resist is treated as a defence. For every other crime, we call that a confession.
I’ve gotten more angry asks about this post than I have actual reblogs.
I literally put my coffee down, stared at the screen and said “Holy shit…”
this is still my favorite post ever
Why #gamergate is important
Fun fact: Morgan Ramsay, founder of the Entertainment Media Counsel, did an objective study of how much of gaming journalism talks about sexism or social justice.
To do this, he downloaded 130,524 articles from 37 RSS feeds of 23 outlets, including The Escapist, Rock Paper Shotgun, CVG, Edge Online, Eurogamer, Gamasutra, Game Informer, GamePolitics, GamesBeat, GamesIndustry International, GameSpot, GamesRadar, IGN, IndieGames, Joystiq, Kotaku, Massively, MCV, NowGamer, PocketGamer.biz, Polygon, Shacknews and VG24/7, published over a period of twelve months. He then did a search on how often these games articles mentioned sexism, feminism, or misogyny.
The result? Over a period of one year, 0.41% of 130,524 articles referenced feminism, feminist, sexism, sexist, misogyny, and misogynist explicitly.
That’s less than half of one percent.
So next time you hear someone whining that “feminism is taking over video games journalism”, what they’re actually whining about is that feminism exists in video games journalism.