OK, normally I don’t put anything here because less people reblog and such, and feel free to delete this, but every time I watch this part I think the same thing so allow to expound upon it, please.

Look at this guy. Tony “Mr. just-not-the-hero-type” Stark. NOPE. Tony, you lying son of a bitch. This freak with the arc reactor powered whips, he just used them to fucking cut through cars. Cars. Tony Stark is not a car. He doesn’t even have his armor at this point in time. He’s just a man, and a dying man at that. He is not healthy, and so not up to par. And yet. He doesn’t run, he doesn’t hide. He doesn’t even try to go get the armor. That guy is hurting people and so Tony tries to stop him. With a car door. And he is unsuccessful. But he tries.

And sorry Captain Rogers, but every time I watch The Avengers, the part where Steve tells Tony to stop pretending to be a hero? Back the fuck up. He’s not pretending. He is a hero. You clearly haven’t seen all the footage, Steve-o, because this right here? Yeah. You know there are cameras. Even without everything that happened, it’s still a grand prix, and Tony Fucking Stark is driving in it. There are cameras. People see this. It’s on tape, Tony taking on this psychopath who just cut through cars and blew them up without his armor. Because you know what? The Iron Man armor doesn’t make Tony a hero. Iron Man is just a bunch of metal. The real hero is guy inside the armor, putting his life on the line to save other people. And even at his absolute most vulnerable, dying, without his suit, he’s still willing to step up and be a hero. Iron Man isn’t the superhero, Tony Stark is.


i usually don’t take it upon myself to defend cap because other people do it way better, but i’ll give it a try here.

i think at the beginning of the film the two are at cross purposes entirely - steve has just woken up from a seventy year sleep and lost all his friends and family and especially bucky, whereas tony is at the top of the world. when steve references watching the footage - provided, probably, by shield but also of his own searches beyond what is strictly protocol, you have to remember that a shaky cam footage would not be the top of the list. especially not after the media backlash after the stint in monaco - the top searches in the mcu when you search tony stark would be news coverage of his return from afghanistan, it would be his embarrassing naked videos on youtube, it would be the speech from the stark expo, but most importantly, the video you would find would be him in the united states senate room claiming that he has just privatized world peace.

tony is a hero, yes, but you have to remember that cap doesn’t know him the way the audience does. he doesn’t know that tony was dying, he doesn’t know about all the nitty gritty daddy issues tony has, or what happened to him with obie or in afghanistan or pepper finally having had enough. what he does know is that he’s a big guy in shiny armor, who claims to have privatized world peace, which in itself isn’t really anything bad - but remember that steve has been disillusioned because in tangent with seeing the footage, he has also read up on the last seventy years of american history. he knows about the military industry, he knows about america’s wars and mccarthyism and the vietnam war and he knows about what is happening right now in the middle east. more than that, he knows that his old friend howard stark who flew him into enemy territory because it was the right thing to do is also the mastermind behind hiroshima and nagasaki. he knows. to steve it’s not a joke - to steve, to the kid who lost bucky and the howling commandos going on suicide missions and having to throw away everything he loved because it was the right thing to do, having tony here isn’t just having tony here. having tony here and saying these things is like watching the corruption of not just howard stark, but everything he had fought for in the forties, and the realization that none of it was real. i think we tend to forget that steve isn’t just a symbol - he’s a disillusioned man who found out, in the space of weeks, exactly what ‘we lost’. 

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<HOW CAN SUCH A SMALL CREATURE MOVE SO FAST?!>It took a while for Andalites to become accustomed to the sheer diversity of flora and fauna of Earth.Andalites, of course, are the alien species from the book series “Animorphs”.
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after all your big talk about four legs being ~so~ much more stable, ax




It took a while for Andalites to become accustomed to the sheer diversity of flora and fauna of Earth.

Andalites, of course, are the alien species from the book series “Animorphs”.

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after all your big talk about four legs being ~so~ much more stable, ax

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Soul, I’m trying a thing because people are frustrating to draw right now.  I need more favorite flowers and plants from you before I get impatient and make up my own.



Maybe some Jimson Weed or Foxglove?




Sergeant Stubby, so named for his lack of a tail, was a stray pitbull found wandering Yale campus by some soldiers there during drill.

"He learned the bugle calls, the drills, and even a modified dog salute as he put his right paw on his right eyebrow when a salute was executed by his fellow soldiers."

He was smuggled into WW1 by a soldier, and allowed to stay when he saluted the man who would later become his commanding officer.

He was sent to the trenches where he was under constant enemy fire for over a month. He was wounded in the leg by a German hand grenade, sent to a hospital to convalesce, then returned to the front lines…

After being wounded in a gas attack, Stubby developed such a sensitivity that he would run and bark and alert the other soldiers of incoming gas attacks AND artillery attacks precious seconds before they occurred, saving countless lives. A canine early warming system.

He would go into no man’s land, find wounded men, shouting in English, And stay with them, barking, until medics arrived.

He once captured a German spy.
The spy, mapping out Allied trenches, tried to call to Stubby, but Stubby got aggressive and then chased down and attacked the spy when he attempted to flee, allowing Allied soldiers to capture him.

For this he was awarded the rank of Sergeant- the first dog to do so.

After helping the Allies retake Château-Thierry in France, Sergeant Stubby was sewn a uniform by the women of the town, on which to wear his many medals.

He went on to meet multiple Presidents, dignitaries and ambassadors and become the mascot of Georgetown University football.

There is nothing about this that is not magical.

A very good dog.

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Friendly reminder that the Duckbill Platypus is not beaver sized but the tiniest most cutest patootie being in existence 


i thought these things were the size of like, large cats or something. ITS FUCKING TINY JESUS

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A Skybax (James Gurney’s invented pterosaur species) and its rider, by James Gurney.


A Skybax (James Gurney’s invented pterosaur species) and its rider, by James Gurney.

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"Masculinity is a trait, not a gender"

In an effort to both allocate space for and document the existence of masculine women, photographer Meg Allen created a powerful series of portraits for an exhibit at Cafe Gabriela in Oakland, Calif.

Entitled BUTCH, Allen’s series not only represents genderqueer women for a broader, heteronormative audience, but reaffirms butch identity within the queer community at a time when “butch flight,” or gender transitioning, is arguably becoming more and more commonplace. It is, as Allen says on her website, “an homage to the bull-daggers and female husbands before me, and to the young studs, gender queers and bois who continue to bloom into the present.”

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Thank you, Sam.

( Seriously, I want a Cap belly warmer. )


Steve shows up to an Avengers meeting in August wearing a red white and blue scarf that hangs down nearly to his knees, with little pieces of yarn sticking out anywhere there’s a color change. When Tony stares, Steve shrugs. “Bucky hasn’t figured out how to weave in ends yet,” he says, toying with one of the errant pieces. “Pretty good though, right?” 

Tony says nothing. Tony’s not sure there’s anything to say, except, maybe, that knitting needles sound pretty fucking dangerous in the hands of the Winter Soldier. 

In September, Natasha pulls her tablet out of a black knit pouch with red edging; in October, Sam’s wearing a pair of thick grey fingerless gloves, little black wings adorning the tops. Clint comes home one day November wearing deep purple arm warmers, and a few days later Bruce walks by wearing the exact same ones in green. By December, Thor’s storing Mjolnir in a little silver knitted sack, and when Steve and Bucky show up for the Christmas party in matching handmade sweaters, holding hands and generally looking much more like something out of an adorable Hallmark commercial than Tony would’ve guessed upon meeting Barnes six months ago, he has to admit it: he’s hurt. 

"I am not hurt," he hisses at Pepper, when she finds him sulking. "I am — confused. And! Cold! If Barnes is going to knit things for the entire team then, I mean, whatever, I don’t care. I’m just saying, it’s not exactly fair, is it? Everyone getting something and me—” 

"Tony," Pepper interrupts, giving him her gentlest exasperated eyeroll, "Bucky left something for us in the foyer." 

It’s a blanket, as it turns out, red and gold striped. Pepper wraps around her shoulders immediately and refuses to give it back, even when Tony tugs her into a kiss and tries to use the distraction to steal it off her. It looks awesome, though, and it feels pretty damn comfortable for the, like, eight seconds Tony gets his hands on it before Pepper sails away, still wearing it around her shoulders. Huh.

Tony sidles up to Steve at the next Avengers meeting. “Hey,” Tony says, “you were right: your boy’s pretty good with a needle. You think he could make a hat that says ‘War Machine Rox,’ spelled with an X? I need a good birthday present for Rhodey.”

Steve beams at him. 


FRANK: “Who cares what evil lurks in the hearts of men?”
SADIE: “Unless evil’s carrying the martini tray, darling!”
—The Thrilling Adventure Hour, “Beyond Belief”

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FRANK: “Who cares what evil lurks in the hearts of men?”

SADIE: “Unless evil’s carrying the martini tray, darling!”

—The Thrilling Adventure Hour, “Beyond Belief”

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fishsti% tho


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1. Steve Rogers is not just some dumb soldier who follows orders, he thinks outside the box and asks questions and considers consequences.

2. Peggy Carter had plans to eat that boy alive before he became a delicious roast beefcake in Howard Stark’s hottie machine. 

3. I don’t understand people who didn’t enjoy this movie. 

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