novellinereadings:

Oh, to be sure! It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. A man always imagines a woman to be ready for anybody who asks her.

Jane Austen/Emma, taking down the “nice guy” since 1815.

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helshades:

a-geek-for-all-seasons:

helshades:

annabolina:

#you know thor is gonna go throw his room all ‘I USED TO HAVE ONE!’ just so he can give it to jane so she can take apart    #maybe he can’t find out and asks volstagg for one bc his kids have 300    #but also!!! THAT SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS AN ASGARDIAN BALL IS SO ADVANCED    #and jane finds such wonder in it    #and even when she realised that it’s ball it doesn’t take away from it    #and thor doesn’t mock her for it    #he thinks it’s cute    #he’s definitely gonna find that ball    #he’s sure he had one    #maybe he broke it

Yeah, I can’t resist to reblog just to remind everybody that Thor fell for Jane Foster in the first place because she was so damn clever, and curious, and passionate about her work, and obstinate, and he was impressed and amazed and so touched to see the humans more resourceful than he thought and hey, here is another bit of Thor’s personality, he’s just so happy to have been proven wrong now that it allows him to see the best in people—

I just fail to understand why so many would dislike Jane Foster, and even more erase her character from their works; she is absolutely marvellous, both unbelievable and terribly realistic, adorable and awkward, driven but sweet, kind but relentless, and so fucking gifted. And there are people wondering why Thor is interested in her?! Argh!

Also this scene is quite wonderful: you have two people who had a crush on each other last time they met, but who have been unable to see each other since, and the current events are hardly allowing them to get to know each other better—and they kinda find themselves in the same situation they were last time, and you see how they reconnect and it’s just perfect. Perfectly untimely and a little bit tragic, too.

You see; this, this right here, is why I like them together.  Jane is utterly fascinated by this child’s toy and Thor thinks that’s amazing.  How someone could find wonder in something that he probably takes for granted.  This relationship doesn’t get nearly enough love in this fandom, because people are to busy hating on the female character that the main character loves.  And I really don’t understand that.  I think that, originally, Jane was sort of meant to be the audience substitute.  The person who asks all the questions that the audience might have about the world that Thor inhabits.  But the cool part about Jane is that she’s more than that.  She’s the kind of scientist who finds the universe an endlessly fascinating place, and all the things that she’s encountered through her relationship with Thor has opened her up to possibilities that no one on Earth has ever even dreamed of.  

TL;DR: Jane is one awesome Science Lady and she deserves more respect for that.

Not only is Jane the audience’s substitute, but she is the audience’s clever and curious substitute, something practically unheard of in a fantasy or sci-fi blockbuster; usually the role of the audience’s viewpoint is filled in by a male character who ends up being the saviour of the indigenous species, thanks to all his Earthly knowledge.

Jane is both characteristically human and extraordinarily curious, filled with joy at the prospect of learning something new. She doesn’t dread the unknown, she sees an opportunity to learn more about the world. This is so very precious, so damn positive. And the best thing is that it still feels completely effortless. People who claim she doesn’t have a personality clearly haven’t seen the same movies I have.

Perhaps not so strangely, Thor and Jane’s relationship when it comes to science reminds me of the best hours of Doctor Who, where an old and learned character from a terribly advanced civilisation took an evident pleasure in getting to see the universe anew through the virgin eyes of curious and eager companions.

Thor himself is a formidable and deep character, because he obviously loves to learn as well. He adapts incredibly quickly, and he’s all ready to transform a prejudice into a life lesson. You can visibly see that what attracts him in Jane is her strength, her strengths, and certainly not the prospect of hovering over a frail and tiny human. When he looks at her, he doesn’t see tiny, he doesn’t see petty and ignorant; on the contrary, he sees greatness in mind and in potential.

This is such an unusual way of portraying romantic relationships, you have no idea. It makes me so angry to see people in the fandom retort that Jane is no role model for them because she’s too good, or because she’s not Asgardian, or because she’s not Loki. She is both exceptional and so laughably, so warmly human—typically human, but without the mandatory arrogance that clings to male characters in similar situations.

#Foster’s Fellows indeed.

(Source: thor-cat, via captainofalltheships)

onlyleigh:

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!Want me to draw you? Reblog this post and enter my awesome raffle. By July 28 2014 (10am pacific time zone) i’ll randomly choose one happy fan who’ll get a personalized cartoon version and guest star in my upcoming  "Fangirls"  video. As you may or may not remember, last raffle, the groovy Supernatural fangirl Valentina won and appeared in “A very Fangirl christmas" 
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onlyleigh:

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!

Want me to draw you? 
Reblog this post and enter my awesome raffle. By July 28 2014 (10am pacific time zone) i’ll randomly choose one happy fan who’ll get a personalized cartoon version and guest star in my upcoming  "Fangirls"  video. 

As you may or may not remember, last raffle, the groovy Supernatural fangirl Valentina won and appeared in “A very Fangirl christmas

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ifeelbetterer:

lordoftherainbows:

dothemortalcoilshuffle:

thunderboltsortofapenny:

Cap: Shouldn’t be a problem.

What I really love is that the movie doesn’t even bother to show them getting the wings. Like, pfft, whatever, infiltrating high securty places to steal experimental government technology, what is it Tuesday already? Nobody needs to see that, we have more important things to do. 

        (via bluandorange)

Favorite things include: Sam tracking the movement of his wingpack as it moves through the rungs of bureaucracy, Steve wondering if there’s a hidden layer to Sam’s statement because that totally sounds easy, Natasha being like “you are all dumb, this will take ten minutes tops,” everybody deferring to Natasha for strategy and management and Natasha’s version of management being a very sassy shrug of indifference

But especially Sam knowing how thick the fucking walls are. You know he was at City Hall studying blueprints and shit. You know they took him on a courtesy tour of the facility and waited in embarrassment when he got out his measuring tape

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"Subplots bring realism to your main plot simply by existing – by interrupting the flow. Why is this? Because life doesn’t move forward all at once. Interruptions happen, change rushes in, we juggle three or ten balls at once. Readers don’t expect continuous narratives."

— Elizabeth Sims (via writingquotes)

clio-jlh:

sqtbucky:

all the best heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary

THESE THREE

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Make me choose: still-working-on-believing asked: Bashful/Shy Steve or Sassy Steve

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actualucifer:

mahroestylah:

who-the-hell-is-bucky-barnes:

probably

idk but my headcanon is that whenever steve and bucky are gonna meet up with each other, bucky checks all the alleyways and places like that just to make sure that steve isnt being beat up

Bucky eventually not even checking if it’s Steve anymore and becoming an accidental neighbourhood vigilante because every time he sees some small skinny guy being beaten up in an alley way he charges in like a rhino and saves the guy and goes “you stupid fuck steve” and they look at him and go “who the fuck are you”

actualucifer:

mahroestylah:

who-the-hell-is-bucky-barnes:

probably

idk but my headcanon is that whenever steve and bucky are gonna meet up with each other, bucky checks all the alleyways and places like that just to make sure that steve isnt being beat up

Bucky eventually not even checking if it’s Steve anymore and becoming an accidental neighbourhood vigilante because every time he sees some small skinny guy being beaten up in an alley way he charges in like a rhino and saves the guy and goes “you stupid fuck steve” and they look at him and go “who the fuck are you”

(via captainofalltheships)

starspangledsprocket:

Who wants to bet Steve shows up at Sam’s house halfway through Age of Ultron like “I’m SO sorry for doing this to you again” while the whole Avengers team stands behind him, shuffling their feet and looking liked kicked puppies. 

And Sam just goes, “I don’t have enough OJ for you all,” as he sighs and lets them file into his house. 

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