things and stuff
I HAD THINGS AND STUFF
I FORGOT TO MENTION IT
SO HAS EVERYONE SEEN THE MARVEL ONE-SHOT AGENT CARTER, BECAUSE IF YOU HAVEN’T, I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU DO SO
Peggy Carter is my queen.
This is the only thing I care about right now.
It took me have a dozen times pressing play to even make it through the video. And even then, I had to play it on mute because I just could not stand it all at once.
Why did I press play?! I knew I wasn’t ready for that damned!
It did not seem possible to Faramir that any one in Gondor could rival Boromir, heir of Denethor, Captain of the White Tower; and of like mind was Boromir.
queens + season 4 + smiling
#wow each of these gifs is actually really indicative of their personalities #margaery’s smile is both sweet and sly #i mean you know she has schemes out the wazzoo and even with her own grandmother she looks like she’s plotting murder #sansa’s smile is small and shy and lights up her face like nothing else #it’s something you hardly ever see but when you do you just know that she has the kindest, gentlest soul in the world and she deserves so much better than what she’s been put through #dany immediately catches herself as only a queen would #she’s crushing on daario but knows that it will only make things complicated so she hides her emotions as quickly as possible #but it’s obvious that she is totally into it and if you listen closely enough you can hear WHEN A MAAANNnn LOovES A WOMANNN playing in the background #cersei’s is a bullshit half-grin #like “god why do i put up with anybody the fact that i’m not singlehandedly ruling westeros right now is a fuckin joke” #just UGH i love all of these ladies so much
BEST. VIDEO. EVER.
before u say anythign rude or offensive just think to urself: would steve rogers say that? if the answer is no, don’t say it
i just realized that maria hill reports directly to fury and natasha reports directly to fury and melinda may reports directly to fury and they’re the only ones we see regularly speaking to him
all three of director fury’s closest lieutenants are women how metal is that
i really can’t get over just how GREAT sophie turner’s acting is. she often gets so little to actually say or do, but somehow it results in some of the most powerful acting in the whole show.
she’s just so perfect and subtle and internal - people often say that you can’t properly translate Sansa to the screen because a lot of her chapters are her internal thought processes but you can just see the pain and anger deep inside of her through her body language but most importantly, just through her eyes, and it’s utterly remarkable. i continue to be blown away.
OH and not to mention it feels extra authentic because she cares a lot about book!sansa. She not only uses the script but she reads the chapters closely to get into her headspace and to flesh her out more. (She blurs book and show Sansa to the extent where she mistakes quotes from the show with those from the books in interviews, "I think she always has good lines each season. And then there was: “There are no heroes; in life, the monsters always win.” and she’s used “courtesy is a lady’s armour”, too).
#sophie turner is a gift and a prodigy #i am just genuinely so impressed #sansa stark #sophie turner #and i think as evidenced by the most recent episode - grrm stresses how withdrawn sansa is #and him not giving her many lines did not mean she didn’t get less screentime #there’s just so much pressure on that kind of acting? bc you don’t have words to play out? #it’s literally just you and your face and your emotion and i dont think many other actors could do what sophie’s doing #apparently one of her audition scenes was when she sees ned’s head and considers pushing joffrey and that’s when they knew #that she was sansa #it makes me sad she’ll probably never be recognised with awards and stuff for all this #because she deserves it
(No longer hiding my thoughts on Winter Soldier under read mores. Still tagging for spoilers though.)
Back to my previous thoughts about the fighting styles, guys.
I stand by what I said about Natasha. She does keep tight and small while fighting but projects big and swagger when she’s not. She makes herself seem larger when she stands at ease, smaller when she’s coming at the bad dude. She’s not dancing. It’s graceful, sure, but it’s subterfuge on another level. It’s cunning.
Steve—especially in that first sequence—is percussive. If anyone’s a dancer in their fighting, it’s him. He’s a strategist—which is different from “cunning”—and there’s so much careful precision in his movement. But then there’s the fact that he’s bigger, more, and beyond a normal human. This comes out most in the rhythm of his fighting, in these moments of bass drum thumps. It’s a patter of quiet, carefully choreographed running and then the slam of his feet to the ground after a jump, the splash of the dude over the side, the explosion of a knife to a hand. It’s musical.
And, yeah, you already know that I think Bucky is all sex in his fighting style. (It’s all grabbing and grasping and pulling things closer and raking his fingers down the street and hips just so much pelvis.) But the cool thing happens with the shield.
Cap’s shield. Obviously.
Since Bucky died losing it, didn’t he? He picked it up and then he died, that quick. And the Winter Soldier keeps going for the shield specifically, especially to grab it away from Steve. It’s the first thing he does, catch the shield in mid air. Then he takes it from Cap and uses it for a second, like it hanging off his arm makes sense to the part of him that doesn’t need memories to remember. And then Steve drops it through the floor and it’s him crashing and Bucky falling all in one moment.
But besides that. Every time Bucky and the shield meet, there’s a clear bell sound. It cuts through Bucky’s background music—which I could also go on at extreme length about it’s so good—and it rings high and true above everything else. And just think: it’s metal-to-metal. Bucky’s super-human arm to the symbol of Captain America-the-myth-that’s-bigger-than-the-man. And it rings out. It’s actually a beautiful sound.
He died losing the shield and the next time they meet he grabs it back you GLORIOUS BASTARD I’M SO UPSET ABOUT THIS META