in brushing up on some comics history, I have come across the phrase “once-dead once-living once-dead once-robot now alive again” and I think that sums up literally everything you need to know about superhero comics
Bucky Barnes is the kind of friend who would draw a dick on Steve’s face if he passed out at a party but if anyone else drew a dick on Steve’s face when he passed out at a party Bucky Barnes would hunt them down and fuck them up.
everybody I know has used heterosexuality as a stepping stone to coming out of the closet as gay or bi, so I think we need to have a serious conversation about whether heterosexuality exists
If you haven’t found a label for your sexual and/or romantic status, that’s okay.
It’s okay if you’re 15, or if you’re 20. It’s okay if you’re 30, or if you’re 40, or if you’re 75. It’s okay if you’re single, or if you have a boyfriend or girlfriend, or if you’ve been married for a decade. It’s okay if you’ve had sex, if you haven’t had sex, if you want to have sex, if you don’t want to have sex right now, or ever. And it’s okay to change your mind, to not feel tomorrow the way you feel today.
There are a lot of labels out there these days. That’s great, because some people hear one or more of those labels and go “… yes, that’s me, there’s a word for me!” And many people take comfort in that. But just because some people take comfort in those labels doesn’t mean any of those labels need to fit you. If your reaction to a particular label is “eh, that’s not quite it,” then it’s not your label.
Labels are not the be-all and end-all of defining your sexual or romantic nature. Sometimes, here on Tumblr, it feels like there should be a label for everyone, like you should be able to slot yourself into some category. Hetero, homo, bi; ace or demi, pan or omni – it feels like there are enough choices that everyone should fit somewhere, right? WRONG. Because at the end of the day, you’re the only person who feels the way you do. You don’t have the same desires as anyone else, you don’t care about people in the exact same way someone else does.
People talk about spectrums, which to my mind are better ways of defining this sort of thing than any one label. But you’re not required to announce your place on the spectrum. You’re not required to make some kind of mark on the spectrum so that anyone knows where you stand. You’re not even required to stay at the same place on the spectrum for your entire life, or even an entire week. Whatever you want right now, whatever feels right at this particular moment – that’s okay. That’s where you need to be. And there’s no need to slap a label on it if it doesn’t feel right to you.
You don’t have to justify the way you feel to anyone. Not yourself, not family or friends, and certainly not the internet at large. There’s a feeling sometimes, here on the internet, that you need to take sides – you need to identify with someone, to belong to a group of people who are just like you. But, as someone who hasn’t found a proper label for her own sexual or romantic status in nearly 40 years, I’m here to tell you that you don’t. Maybe it sucks sometimes to not have a month or a parade or a flag to wave, but there’s nothing wrong with you in any way if you don’t choose a word for yourself. This isn’t a school project, you don’t have to pick a group to work with. All you have to do is respect that what you feel at any given moment is valid – and that whatever someone else tells you about their own sexuality or romantic nature is equally as valid.
You’re okay, with or without a label. Your feelings are valid. Trust me on this.
"BUCKY IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO LOVED STEVE FOR WHO HE REALLY WAS"
promo image for good omens film featuring aziraphale crowley and the antichrist probably
(Source: romanovan, via mieraspeller)
[P]ublic schools appeared to be attaining higher levels of mathematics performance than demographically comparable private and charter schools—and math is thought to be a better indicator of what is taught by schools than, say, reading, which is often more influenced directly and indirectly by experiences in the home. These patterns flew in the face of both the common wisdom and the research consensus on the effectiveness of public and private schools. Immediately, we checked to see what had happened in the analysis, whether “public” and “private” had been “reverse-coded” or some other such error was involved. But after further investigation and more targeted analyses, the results held up. And they held up (or were “robust” in the technical jargon) even when we used different models and variables in the analyses. We eventually posted a technical paper on a respected website and published a short article, which received some attention. And then, like any good researchers, we applied for funding to study this issue in more depth using the most recent, comprehensive databases. The results across datasets are consistent and robust—indicating that these patterns are substantial and stable, regardless of changes in the details of the analyses.
These results indicate that, despite reformers’ adulation of the autonomy enjoyed by private and charter schools, this factor may in fact be the reason these schools are underperforming. That is, contrary to the dominant thinking on this issue, the data show that the more regulated public school sector embraces more innovative and effective professional practices, while independent schools often use their greater autonomy to avoid such reforms, leading to curricular stagnation. — The Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools (via smdxn)
Oh my god, I keep having Winter Soldier feelings and they’re getting in the way of work, help.
dsudis: #bucky doesn’t remember how sleeping works #he hasn’t quite gotten the hang of it yet
LOL, he keeps sort of slumping over in awkward places because he keeps going and going until he literally CAN’T and passes out wherever. Weapons never sleep! He doesn’t understand why he keeps doing it.
Also, I think he’d be a little scared of sleeping. Every time they pulled him out of cryostasis, time had passed; I think it would take him a while to get used to the idea that the world will stay the same even if he closes his eyes, that he’ll still be safe when he wakes up and he won’t have lost anything. Or anyone.
This started out funny and got kinda sad. :/
Yeah, I meant it in the sad way. :/
Was anyone else a little bit disappointed that the kick ass Lady Counsel Member turned out to be Natasha? Still love Natasha, but for a few glorious seconds, it was awesome to see an older woman come out of nowhere to kick ass.
Specifically I was totally convinced that she was Peggy’s daughter. I MEAN LOGICALLY.
Anonymous asked: Why does Chris Evans always grab his left boob when he laughs?
Hello, anon, and thank you for the question.
This topic has been studied by by researchers for years. There are three prevailing theories that I will relay to you now.
1. It keeps him on the ground.
You may notice in the gif above that Chris’ leg starts to rise as he laughs, possibly a precursor to his entire body undergoing a sort of lift off due to his joy. Chris then employs his upper body strength to force himself to obey the laws of gravity.
2. To check on his physique.
As you may be aware, anon, it takes a lot of hard work to maintain a superhero body. Chris is concerned that in the time he has spent sitting down, sans working out or eating, he has lost muscle mass. Understandably, he feels the need to make sure that he is still a specimen.
3. Object permanence.
Object permanence is a term applied to the understanding that an object still exists even when you cannot see it. Chris closes his eyes when he laughs, making him unable to see that he has not disappeared. By grabbing his left boob, Chris knows that he has not somehow ceased to exist.
I hope this helps.
Tomorrow, Wednesday 4/23, is Denim Day—an important chance each year to show support for survivors and to raise awareness about sexual assault misconceptions!
Why Denim? Sixteen years ago in Italy, a teenage girl was raped by her driving instructor, who threatened to harm both her and her family. He was tried and convicted and sentenced to jail, but he appealed and the supreme court overturned the original ruling—stating that because the victim wore very tight jeans she must have had to help remove them, thereby giving consent to have sex. Since then the young woman’s jeans have become a symbol of the many misconceptions still surrounding sexual violence, such what someone wears can be an excuse.
Wear your favorite jeans or chambray shirt, and show your support!