do you think steve ever fucks with bucky after he’s been seriously injured but knows he’ll heal up just fine (because bucky is overprotective and steve is a trolling asshole). they’re on the battlefield after everything’s all been wrapped up. steve’s on his back fake wheezing. he beckons to bucky and says in a hoarse whisper, “closer… come closer…” bucky leanes in and then steve says “tell my wife… i love her,” and imitates a death rattle.
at first bucky gets all freaked out, but eventually he gets used to it and just glares and says “i love you too, but don’t call me your wife.” so one day steve’s says “ok about husband then?” and pulls out a ring. when people ask who proposed and how, steve cracks up and bucky just sighs.
I once went to the Renaissance Fair dressed as Marty McFly, and nobody got the joke.
That will forever be one of the most disappointing moments in my life.This is my favorite photoset rn
I totally get this guy. A whole fair of nerds and no one got a awesome 80s pop culture reference. Shame. The faces are amazing.
This is heavy
I saw a guy at my local Renaissance Faire dressed as the Tenth Doctor. I immediately approached him, curtsied (sword held in from of me), and said, “Milord Doctor… you have returned.” He didn’t even skip a beat, and was like, “Yes, Milady. The years have treated you well, I presume?” in a PERFECT British accent. We kind of walked around for a while after that. I think I became his companion for a day.
Okay so let me tell you a bit about Jewish Victor Frankenstein.
Victor’s Jewish background comes from his mother’s side exclusively (the rather Jewish sounding name ‘Frankenstein’ is his mother’s, which Victor takes as his own when he leaves home and essentially cuts himself off from his family). When his mother dies, the people around him stop acknowledging this as a part of his identity, though Victor, always an avid learner, knows very well that under Jewish law, having a Jewish mother makes you Jewish. Victor grew up reading literature from the Jewish community, specifically religious and otherwise, and was always quite taken with the golem mythos. When his mother dies, Victor’s dual desires to defeat death and to maintain his Jewish identity that is one of the only things he has left of his mother lead him to fixate on these golem stories, to think not only about bringing something back to life, but about creating a whole new creature.
Of course, Victor feels unsure about his background because he doesn’t really believe in God, and finds it somewhat irrational to do so. On some level, creating his creature is about creating a modern secular Jewish identity for himself, drawing on past traditions but marrying it with stark scientific theory instead of religious mysticism.
Religion in general makes Victor uncomfortable, because attempting to divorce his cultural identity from its linked religious connotations has created a lot of tension on the subject for him. He is extremely anxious re: Christianity and Catholicism in particular, as he is very knowledgeable about the history of Jewish persecution and can easily see his experimentation sparking claims of blood libel. This background produces his rather extreme emotional reaction to the priest who shows up for Vanessa.
Though in some ways Victor chooses to isolate himself from society, his outsider status is created by antisemitism as much as his own antisocial impulses. Victor is perhaps not terribly skilled at social interaction, but he has always been very aware of social prejudice in the world as it relates to himself and others. Despite appearing to come from the kind of wealthy family that would support colonialist enterprises, despite being trained in medical science in a climate tinged with scientific racism, Victor aggressively condemns some of Sir Malcolm’s behavior during his “adventuring.” Victor in fact gravitated towards a community of primarily Jewish social activists while he was at medical school in Germany, and though he would never really be an activist himself, their rhetoric stayed with him. And beyond this, Victor has pride- he knows he’s one of the most brilliant men of his generation, and no pseudo scientific ideas about racial superiority can change that. Likewise, he refuses to believe these ideas would hold true for anyone else, and will knock down anyone who believes otherwise.
at dinner last night, a coworker was talking about hanging out with his white friends and getting fed up with the racist jokes, and asked them to tell a white people joke. nobody had any, so he googled and found these. after a few of them, people were a lot less comfortable.
white folks, next time you hear a racist joke, maybe lead with one of these in response. tag this “I’m white” when you reblog it, if you are.
i think my favorite thing about sex is that you carry the other person’s scent on your skin for a few hours afterwords, like a memory.
A ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its apogee: the part of its orbit farthest away from the Earth. Because the moon is so far away, it seems smaller than normal to the human eye. The result is that the moon doesn’t entirely block out our view of the sun, but leaves an “annulus,” or ring of sunlight glowing around it. Hence the term “annular” eclipse rather than a “total” eclipse.