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I just saw Captain America : The Winter Soldier and I just realized….

shorm:

iamthedukeofurl:

cassieisnotapie:

Peggy Carter helped found SHIELD after Steve “died”. 

It was founded at the camp that Steve trained at.

On marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Agent Ward says “Someone really wanted our initials to spell SHIELD”

Guys. 

Peggy created and named the entire spy organization after STEVE’S SHIELD. 

OH MY FREAKING GOD.

it gets better.

Peggy Carter was motivated to further acts of heroism by the death of her love interest.

In the Peggy Carter story, Steve Rodgers got Fridged. 

adrienne no

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smashsurvey:

Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception). 

Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularlyhow do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them? 

Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format. 

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When someone lists the reasons they don’t want a Black Widow movie, they’re actually outputting a personality error report. By

Luke McKinney, 5 Superheroes Who Should’ve Gotten Movies Before Ant-Man

I want to break this one down because I’ve seen a lot of “reasons I don’t want a Black Widow movie” posts, and they all curdle the same way. It is okay if you don’t like Natasha Romanov, and wouldn’t go see a movie about her, I will not be coming to your door to sell you tickets like Girl Scout cookies. It’s alright, really, that you don’t like spy films, that you find them uninteresting. In a shocking twist, Hollywood produces dozens of movies I find boring every year. Sometimes they’re even about superheroes. I will survive this.

But the thing about repeating these “Black Widow isn’t interesting, she’s a supporting character, she doesn’t have powers” syllables like a mantra is that you’re not trying to convince yourself, are you: you’re trying to convince the people who do want this film. Or if not convince them, dismiss them. It gets more obvious when the train derails into “Marvel has so many other women characters that are way cooler” like, obviously, people who like Natasha are just ignorant, of those actual good superheroines, of comics in general. As though wanting a BW film creates a crusade against the better female characters, and not comments like these. “The only reason she’s popular is because of the movies,” like fans of those movies don’t know what they want to see in them. They’ve been brainwashed, somehow, into caring about a character the films want you to care about: a ruse true fans, objective fans, can see through and avoid.

The problem is that so many of these arguments against a Black Widow movie become arguments against Black Widow fans. I have no idea why and how people find some characters so fascinating, but I take them at their word when they say that they do. Because when you question fans’ ability to want things because they don’t want the same things, that is when you begin outputting a personality error report.

(via marvelmeta)

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STRIKER EUREKA (Mk-5)
Country of origin: Australia
Command crew: Hansen Angela; Hansen, Charles H.

On September 2, 2014 the kaiju Scissure attacks Sydney. It takes several days and two nuclear strikes to bring it down. Herc Hansen, then RAAF officer, deserts his post and goes looking for his wife and son, who were in the city at the time of the attack. He manages to save them both, at the cost of his own life.

One year later, Angela and Chuck Hansen join the Jaeger Academy together. Angela has never worked in the military. Chuck is twelve. Nevertheless, they show remarkable drift compatibility and are known for regularly getting maximum scores on simulations.

In 2019, the pair is assigned to Striker Eureka, the first Mark-5 Jaeger ever built. By the time of its decommissioning, Angela and Chuck are the most successful pilots in service, with a kill count of eleven, and immensely loved by the public.

In early 2025, they are re-assigned to the Hong Kong Shatterdome, where together with the three other remaining Jaegers, they attempt a nuclear strike on the Breach. The mission is a success. All four Jaegers are destroyed.

Cap 2 Headcanon

kittytumbling:

intosnarkness:

hsavinien:

intosnarkness:

teaberryblue:

intosnarkness:

Peggy Carter married Gabe Jones but they didn’t have any kids.

They adopted British war orphans instead, and raised to be people that Captain America would be proud of.

I LOVE YOU FOR FIGURING OUT HOW TO MAKE THIS WORK I FOR REAL DID NOT THINK OF THIS.

THE ONLY ONE THEY NEVER QUITE UNDERSTAND IS SUSAN PEVENSIE

SO PEGGY TEACHES HER HOW TO WEAR LIPSTICK AND NYLONS

AND BREAK A MAN’S ARM

She’s oddly good at it for a person who has no record of previous training.  She’s very good with a bow and asks to learn to use a gun as soon as she can.  Peggy teaches her and they spend Saturday afternoons shredding the center of paper targets.

Susan becomes SHIELD’s range instructor shortly after she gets her driving license.  Agents only complain until they see her shoot.

Susan is already an old lady by the time Clint joins SHIELD, but she still likes to meet him on the range and shoot arrows together. She says he reminds her of her brother, but refuses to say anything else when pressed.

OH HOW DARE.  HOW VERY DARE