I got to “Dad” and had to scroll down and reblog for a break because I laughed so hard I nearly threw up twice.
"Killing her seems a bit harsh"
"Killing her seems a bit harsh"
Character Alphabet | B | Buffy SummersThey’re trapped in here. Terrified. Meat for the beast, and there’s nothing they can do but wait. That’s all they’ve been doing for days. Waiting to be picked off. Having nightmares about monsters that can’t be killed. But I don’t believe in that. I always find a way. I’m the thing that monsters have nightmares about. And right now, you and me are gonna show ‘em why. It’s time. Welcome to Thunderdome.
Their relationship is seriously one of the most downplayed and underappreciated of the entire series. I don’t ship it, but gosh I want a big brother like Agent Grant Ward.
Let’s talk about the women of Agents of SHIELD for a minute, though.
We have Jemma Simmons, who is essentially light personified. Jemma, who is just so brilliant and so warm and brave to the point of recklessness; who sees the best in everyone and is so willing to forgive; whose light radiates onto others and makes them better. Jemma, who is so unapologetically passionate about her science; Jemma, who wanted adventure and challenge and has had to learn such devastatingly harsh lessons; Jemma, who flung herself off a plane and Jemma, who flung herself onto a grenade to save her friends. Basically, Jemma, biochemist and princess and superhero.
And then we have Skye, hacker extraordinaire, whose snark and sarcasm gloss over so much of what she’s needed to do to survive, to cling to whatever faith she has left. Skye, who hacks computers and people and gets under their skin, gives them what they want; who fights and fights to keep the people she loves safe; who gives Coulson - gives them all - a reason to live. Skye, who saw in her story not what she’s never had but rather what she has now. Skye, who has fought for everything she has and survived.
Melinda May. Melinda “The Cavalry” May, whose physical strength is extraordinary, but her mental strength perhaps even more so. Melinda May, who made a career out of extracting people when all has gone to hell; who doesn’t hesitate to pilot a plane straight into the center of a storm; who doesn’t hesitate to call people out when it interferes with the safety of her team. Melinda May, who is stoic and badass but never hesitates to use her own vulnerability and pain as a tool to save others. Melinda May, who knows hell but is also coming to know what it means to come back from it.
Finally, Victoria Hand, who just screams unapologetic badass with every step she’s taken on the show. Victoria Hand, who walks in like she owns the place, who is absolutely confident in her authority and right to command, who does not shrink under pressure. Victoria, who gets the job done, who makes the hard calls, who takes none of your nonsense. Victoria, who does not yield.
The thing is, the Jemmas and Skyes of the world can’t exist without the Melindas and the Victorias, and it goes the other way, too. In SHIELD we see women who are charming, women who use charm as a tool, women who owe absolutely no one charm; women who wear their hearts on their sleeves, women who hide it so deeply they can almost pretend the world doesn’t hurt; women who break rules and women who enforce them; women who radiate warmth and women whose icy exteriors hide so much more; women who deal with emotional trauma verbally and women who deal with it physically; women who embody light and women who have to choose it. Women who show us that it’s okay to be all of those things.
There are so many ways to be human and so many ways to fight for the light. And I love that in AoS we get to see so many ways of doing so. The four of them inspire such different things: admiration, protection, respect, fear, among many other emotions - but all four of them are absolutely forces to be reckoned with.
Basically, not all heroes are super, but the ladies of AoS certainly are. And that in itself is a thing of beauty.
The first character I first fell in love with: Skye
The character I never expected to love as much as I do now: Simmons. During the first couple eps I saw FitzSimmons mostly as comic relief and had no idea why everyone seemed to adore them. Silly me.
The character everyone else loves that I don’t: That new recurring dude, whatshisname, Ward’s former SO. I have the feeling he might be working for the Clairvoyant but maybe that’s just wishful thinking… something about the guy rubs me the wrong way.
The character I love that everyone else hates: Well, Skye is getting some hate in certain corners and I adore her. I sorely missed her in the last episode. Her absence really showed that she’s the heart of the team, imo. Also, Raina: she’s so compelling that I find myself wanting to like her even when she’s being evil.
The character I used to love but don’t any longer: None so far, knock on wood.
The character I would totally smooch: I’m most attracted to Ward and May.
The character I’d want to be like: Simmons. She’s bright and warm and brave. :)
The character I’d strangle slap: That would be Quinn.
A pairing that I love: My OTP changes depending on the time of day… right now I love most: May/Ward on the show, Ward/Simmons in fic, and Skye/Ward for UST/as a hypothetical (like, once they’ve both grown a bit more and no longer have a mentor/student relationship).
A pairing that I despise: Despise is too harsh a word. There’s a few I don’t like the idea of, but even for those I’ll read fic if the author really sells it for me. (Like Clint/Coulson or Coulson/Skye… those are the hardest sells for me personally, but I’m reading a C/S fic right now.)
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having to translate words from english because you forgot them in your own native language
"black widow is a supporting character" your spine is a supporting structure in your body let’s see how well you do without it