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yes hELLO SATAN THANK YOU FOR THIS.

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monanotlisa:

minim-calibre:

jacquez45:

ink-phoenix:

bonesbuckleup:

topunk4you:

bonesbuckleup:

topunk4you:

wiselizard:

Alexander Pierce + healthy villainous emotions

 #I KNOW IF TUMBLR COULD IT WOULD GIVE ME NEGATIVE NOTES FOR THIS POST BECAUSE EVERYONE HATES THIS GUY SO MUCH #BUT IDK HE’S MARVELLOUS DEFINITELY THE BEST MARVEL VILLAIN YET #REALLY SHITSCARY #NO PATHOS OR BROKEN PSYCHE LIKE RONAN OR MALEKITH #NO DADDY ISSUES OR JEALOUSY OR A FACE THAT COMES OFF??? #A COLD MIND COMPLETELY IN THE GAME #LIKE IN THE THIRD GIF #THAT’S HOW YOU REACT TO AN UNEXPECTED MOVE ON THE CHESSBOARD #BUT IT’S OKAY #HE’S A MANAGER HE’S GONNA MANAGE IT HE’S GOT HIS MBA #HE KNOWS HOW THIS WORLD WORKS BECAUSE HE SHAPED IT AND YOU CAN’T OUTPLAY HIM #UNLESS YOU GIVE HIM LEAD POISONING #FROM YOUR GUN TO HIS CHEST #THAT WASN’T IT HIS MBA PROGRAM #HAHAH

And here I thought we could go without romanticizing one more white male villain smh

I would argue there is a difference between acknowledging that a character is a fantastic, multifaceted villain and romanticizing them.

Pierce is cold. He is calculating. He knows how to manipulate people into doing what he wants. He’s not afraid to use pawns and sacrifice them accordingly. God, he is an awful person. A terrible one. He’s an abuser and unapologetic and willing to take out millions of people for his vision, however fucked up that vision is, of the greater good.

Recognizing that he is one of the most terrifying villains that marvel has rolled out with does not equal romanticizing him. He’s the kind of evil that creeps up without you noticing and by the time you do it’s too late. He’s smiling as he stabs you in the back. Pierce is important because he’s the bad guy who can actually exist in the world today. There aren’t people building giant robots, there aren’t Norse gods or nazis peeling their faces off. What there are in this world are politicians in positions of power who abuse that power and nothing is more dangerous than that.

Those tags are great because if you go against Pierce in a battle of wits you WILL NOT WIN. Plain and simple. Literally the only way to stop him was pure force.

TLDR - pierce is a despicable human being but recognizing why and how he is an excellent villain for this day and age does not equal romanticizing him.

I actually just used the wrong word, I meant glorifying not romanticizing

I’d still argue though that he’s not being glorified? Everything within the post is canon.

I think everything you need to know about Pierce is in the line “the man turned down a Nobel Peace Prize.” He had literally everyone so fooled that not even NICK FURY suspected him until far too late. I’m not trying to put Pierce on a pedestal or anything like that, but he was winning at a game that no one else even knew they were playing.

Like I hate Pierce. I HATE him. Like I said, he is an abuser and a terrorist and a terrible person. But Talking about his effectiveness as a villain in context of a movie still doesn’t equal glorifying him.

For a villain to be effective, they must be the hero of their own story. 

THAT’s what makes a good villain. THAT’s what makes a villain terrifying. THAT’s what makes Pierce terrifying. Because Pierce is the best villain Marvel has given us because he is real. He’s in congress; he’s leading our troops; he’s in the Senate; he’s sitting in the UN; he’s at the head of a multi-billion dollar corporation and he’s drafting laws and hey, did we forget that we already have a project insight? Because what’s the difference between the helicarriers and drones?

What makes CA: TWS such an amazing piece of storytelling is that it is absolutely a sociopolitical thriller disguised as a superhero movie. And if Pierce wasn’t the cold, smart, dispassionate, well-spoken, insidious bastard that he is, he wouldn’t be nowhere as effective. Even after Steve gives his passionate speech at the Triskelion, even when the World Security Council turns against him, Pierce still thinks he can win by spinning things his way. He absolutely believes he’s doing this for the greater good. No villain worth his screen time ever looks at the things they do and thinks ‘ah yes I am such a terrible person, doing these evil, awful and morally wrong things.’ Every single villain must absolutely think they are absolutely in the right, and the hero is their villain. Or they become stereotypes and caricatures. 

Discussing the type of villain Pierce is has nothing to do with glorifying him or romanticizing him. It has everything to do with recognizing the Russos’ clever, brilliant writing, which shows us that real, true evil doesn’t need to have a red skull or an army of chitauri. Real evil exists, we are steeped in it, and we don’t even fucking know it until it’s too late.


also, don’t think for ONE INSTANT that casting Robert motherfucking Redford — All-American roguish Good (white, blond, CLONE OF CAPTAIN AMERICA) Guy Robert Redford — wasn’t possibly the most deliberate casting choice made in this movie.  Robert Redford is a Good Guy, and you know it.  How do you know?  Why, just look at him!  Look at his blond good looks!  Look at his nice suit!  Look how perfectly uber-American and…and…and he just LOOKS like he should be in charge, um, because he’s so.  White.  And Perfect.  And.  Rich.  And uber-American and…we let those kinds of people get anything they want…oh.

whoops.

Reblogging for commentary. 

Alexander Pierce really is the absolute best villain Marvel’s done to date, and could well be the best they’ll every do, because of this. He’s utterly terrifying, and hits far too close to home.

All of this — I love Alexander Pierce, in the sense that I fear and loathe him: He is the real deal; he is the kind of person you do find in glass-and-steel high-rises, in backrooms of clubs with panels of dark wood, in all the exclusive places where powerful people gather. Because these people, these people are still mostly older white men with the “right” kind of origin story and, yes, looks. Not to mention the whole meta commentary of casting Robert freakin’ Redford: this idea of, beyond the sheer acting, of what he can evoke in others. Someone else commented that had Captain America been made almost fifty years ago, this would have been Steve Rogers. 

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therothwoman:

gunpowderandspark:

According to the song Seasons of Love from RENT, there are 525,600 minutes a year.

One line later, there are “525,000 Moments so dear”.

So, doing the math, we can glean that there are 600 moments which aren’t so dear.

And I think I just used one of them by walking in on my boss who forgot to lock the bathroom stall.

this post did not even remotely go in the direction I was expecting it to

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hennyjones:

heavenlypost:

can the united states just chill for one day

Nigga the USA hasn’t chilled since fuck boy Chris sailed his ass here by mistake

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I have to ask the missus if I spend more than, like, five hundred bucks. She’s like “I don’t want you going and making these dumb midlife crises purchases, call me.”
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directorshellhead:

bevsi:

it really bugs me when people are like “wow this is NOT a kid’s show!” as if kids have no capacity to process upsetting or deep or meaningful content, and as if all content for children should be as vapid and safe as possible

YES. I mean, obviously there’s some shit that children really just don’t need to see, and I say “obviously” while understanding full well that some jackasses out there won’t find it obvious at all, and also understanding that what’s ‘obviously’ inappropriate also depends quite a lot on the individual child in question and on the degree of guidance/discussion they’ll have available to them with a reasonable adult. I’ve been taken to task before by various people for the things I choose to let my kids watch — most recent example was The Fault In Our Stars, which my 7-yr-old watched along with me and her stepsister, who’s 16. It’s about being sick and it’s about dying and it’s about love. I knew it was going to upset her to see it; she’s been really struggling lately with the concept of death, and that’s exactly why I let her watch it. I have no particular affinity for the movie and I never read the book because it’s just not my thing, but I know the storyline, and I knew it’d give us a concrete context for discussing a lot of the things she’s been struggling with lately, and she could experience some of the emotions associated with death and loss from a safe distance, through a fictional medium. That’s the important part, I think — not necessarily that kids be completely sheltered from upsetting or deep or meaningful content, but that they have some support and some opportunity to process it with an adult who cares about them. 

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this is how it ends
i feel the chemicals burn in my bloodstream
fading out again
i feel the chemicals burn in my bloodstream

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weretaire:

bucky who can’t quite seem to get over the fact he can pick up mjolnir even though it’s been a good three months since the first time he accidentally plucked it from the ground in avenger’s tower. the hammer itself always seems to be in the most random of places and bucky will walk over to it whenever the opportunity comes along and look around to make sure no one is watching before picking it up again as it expecting one day that he won’t be able to lift it again. except every time it comes off the ground without hesitation and he grins like an absolute idiot because it means more to him than it probably should just that mjolnir deems him worthy at all so that must mean there’s something good about him, right?

and of course tony eventually asks why thor leaves his hammer just sitting around the place and thor simply smiles and says, “because it helps where i cannot.”

and nobody knows exactly what he means by that

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reajeasa:

agathaheterodyne:

technomancers who turn themselves into wi-fi hotspots

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