1. The color of their eyes.
2. How old they are.
3. One strange thing/quirk/defining characteristic of their body or physical appearance.
The old model of mechanical hand and the scars under his eyes.
4. One strange thing/quirk/defining characteristic of their personality.
He’s what’s colloquially referred to as a “soft touch” for the downtrodden and oppressed. He’ll give people a second chance, but that’s the last one he’ll give you - betray him after a second chance, or threaten what’s his, and you’re done.
5. How their parents met.
His father, a mechanic, came to the cantina to watch her sing, bringing whatever trinkets he could save up for to court her with. She saved up money from performing and when she had enough, they got married and bought a little shop in Anchorhead where they repair speeders.
6. Who their first love was, and why they loved them
A Twi’lek medic named Lehariel, who helped him through adjusting to the prosthesis. Her compassion and desire to aid others selflessly really moved him. She wanted to stay on Tatooine and keep helping people, and couldn’t bear to love someone who would travel so much. While not part of the Sunstalkers Foundation, she handles a lot of their medical needs in her clinic.
7. How/why I came up with the concept for them
I wanted a take on the “tough guy with a heart of gold”, and so a bounty hunter who used his money to help poor people get the skills to get better was really appealing.
8. Who they eventually end up with
As of yet, nobody. He’s still available, ladies ;)
9. Their favorite animal.
He has a healthy respect for the rills.
MONOGAMY IS NOT THE ONLY WAY OF BEING FAITHFUL AND TRUSTWORTHY
DO NOT EQUATE MONOGAMY AND FAITHFULNESS DO NOT DO IT POLYAMOROUS PEOPLE CAN BE FAITHFUL TOO
SAY IT WITH ME
POLYAMOROUS PEOPLE CAN BE FAITHFUL TOO
I had entirely too much fun creating these PPDC eagle stamps for quigonejinn. I could be persuaded to do more like this.
I’ve been having a bad time lately but someone posted this on Facebook and it provided a moment of pure joy
I haven’t laughed this hard in weeks
I lost it at “go home in a six pack”
THE DARK LONG OF THE SHOE
And I’ll tell you:1. The color of their eyes.2. How old they are.3. One strange thing/quirk/defining characteristic of their body or physical appearance.4. One strange thing/quirk/defining characteristic of their personality5. How their parents met.6. Who their first love was, and why they loved them7. How/why I came up with the concept for them8. Who they eventually end up with9. Their favorite animal.10. Two question of your choice – anything you want!
IF YOU KNOW ANY, SEND ME NAMES PLEASE! <33
IMAGINE MARIA HILL COMING TO THE BUS AND SAYING TO HER “COULSON’S IMPORTANT BUT HE IS NOT THE SUN. YOU ARE.”
But Maria giving her the you-are-the-sun speech right at the beginning of the series though, when she’s just committed to being back in the field and looking after Phil. And Maria reading mission reports from the mission in 1x02 and being like YOU DROVE INTO GUNFIRE I THOUGHT YOU WERE STAYING OUT OF THE FIELD WHAT ELSE HAVE YOU DONE. And explaining that it’s not because she doesn’t trust May - she’s seen her do far worse and survive when May was her SO - but that May has to remember that she doesn’t HAVE to do all this for Coulson, that SHE is important too.
Just Maria, telling her that yes, Coulson’s very idealistic, yes, Coulson wants to save everyone, but May is the sun. That yes, she knows that May thinks Bahrain is on her and yes, that May has walked into the darkness, but she came back out of that darkness dragging her friends and strangers behind her. That she knows May took the administration position to make sure no op ever goes as badly as Bahrain again and so that other agents, other people, make it home to their families and friends whole. That god, Coulson’s brand of SHIELD is dreamy and attractive but it is May’s and Fury’s that keeps the organization soldiering on, that keeps other people in the light, that IS the sun that keeps this world going. He is not the sun. May is.
And then Turn, Turn, Turn happens, and May shows up in an alleyway and she drops her gun immediately, because for whoever else may have turned in the past week May would never, and even if she can trust no one else she can trust May. And she offers May a job knowing that she’ll never take it, but she’s secretly glad to have an ally on the other side of the fence, glad that someone will be keeping SHIELD soldiering on in a way that Coulson alone never could.
May shows up to break her out of FBI custody - I know you could get out on your own, Maria, but that’s not the point - and they sit in this hole-in-the-wall bar drinking tequila until at some point the whole story comes pouring out of May and she finally goes “I am the sun and he can go suck it.” And Maria knows she’s ready to go back to the team, ready to keep soldiering on, ready to keep SHIELD burning without burning herself up in the process.
Fury asks Hill if there’s anything she wants to pass on to Coulson and May when he goes to the Bus and she just goes just tell Agent May that she is the fucking sun. May sends back a bottle of tequila with Fury and tells her to keep shining on, too.
i’m waiting for someone to write epic meta on why the reason bucky is so popular with female fans is bc his storyline being about being stripped of agency and personal autonomy resonates particularly with female experiences
I think you… just did it?
Yeah, this must be why most of the fic on AO3 is written with really great Black Widow, who’s never sidelined, ignored, or turned into a series of Dad Jokes. Because her plotline is about the same things.
Or why there’s a tonne of fanworks and meta about Gamora.
I’m not discounting or dismissing female fans who find that Bucky’s narrative resonates with them. But I think there’s meta to be written about how this storyline of being stripped of agency and personal autonomy, a storyline that applies to at least two female characters in the MCU, was not considered narratively important until it happened to a white man.
Fandom is notorious for wanting storylines that resonate with female experiences but dismissing female characters, such that even when we have two women whose storylines match that they’re ignored in favor of the dude. And THEN fandom is notorious for writing long essays about how they like the male character because he represents their experience in ways they’ve never seen before, without ever acknowledging that women are having that same storyline in more explicitlygendered terms right there.
That’s fandom in a microcosm. And I’m pretty sure that’s the point theladymonsters was making.
All of the above is true, but I wouldn’t blame media consumers so much as media creators.
Bucky’s storyline and experience with losing agency and autonomy is played out in an extremely engaging way. The movies show his before, during, and (presumably and hopefully) will show his after.
Natasha’s loss of agency and autonomy isn’t explicitly shown in the movies like Bucky’s is. (I believe it’s played out in the comics but I don’t know for sure). We only get an ‘after’ of Natasha; the way that she’s trying to rebuild and recreate herself. Her story is aftermath, not process.
Gamora’s storyline was handled terribly. There’s a lot of much better meta than I could write about this, but suffice it to say that the main thing that I took from that movie was “dear god i wish the movie actually addressed Gamora and Nebula in any substantial way”. Gamora’s reaction to her loss of agency revolved around Quill, rather than herself, and therefore, I think, packed a lot less punch.
Point being, Bucky’s experience is the one fandom latches onto because it has the best source material. It elicits the most emotional response because it was explored more and better than the stories of the women. Because misogyny.
#basically i don’t like blaming female fans for their engagement with media
For myself, I’ve made my peace with the fact that I want to work out all my issues of female experience on the bodies of male characters because it gives me a little distance from it. When those bad things happen to female characters, it’s too real, too close. I don’t want stories about women suffering violence and dehumanization; I want stories about women who are strong and fierce. I want stories about women who are as safe as I hope I am (and know I’m probably not). When I want a story about suffering and helplessness you’re damn straight I want it to be about a man, because I don’t want it to be about me.
Everything about this is perfect. I love the super minor details like the way his nails are all perfect and well-taken-care-of despite his time in war zones when that’s harder to do, the way he looks at peace but also focused. And the mechanical parts are gorgeously done! detail on the designs, etc when I know those must be annoying fiddly bits.
I have a milk allergy, so I can tell you tons about when to use which milk substitutes. It’s hard.
INTERNET FOOD RESTRICTION BUDDIES UNITE!What’s your favorite dairy substitute for baking, if you don’t mind my asking?
Reasons why I think cooking with not-animal-milk is fun: changing up the milk type changes up the project’s taste and end result, which can be awful or cool.
Almond milk I love because it gives everything a nice nutty taste. This can really enhance chocolate baked goods, imho. Bad news is, it’s low in fat and more like using skim milk, so for a dish where you’d want a higher-fat milk, it’s an awful choice. I like hemp milk for things like pudding, mousse, or savory things like a yorkshire pudding.
Rice and soy are options, but I don’t like the soy aftertaste and rice is thin and watery. Other nut milks will work like almond for flavoring - I bet a chocolate cake with hazelnut milk would be amazing. In fact, I have cocoa powder…and hazelnut milk… *eyes kitchen*
Cream is harder. I’ve seen boxes of vegan cream made from pureed cashews. Coconut milk where the cream floats to the top will work, as will a high-fat nondairy milk like hemp again, possibly with a smidge of tapioca powder for thickening.
so many of my friends are queer that i genuinely forget that the majority of the population isn’t on a regular basis