People like good beer, because it tastes better than bad beer.
Science, Technology & Society, Vassar College.
- steve rogers is a lying liar who lies
- that was definitely his first kiss since 1945
Natashas! with way less extreme hair swishing than I set out to draw oh well
Dear young Black men. Sag your pants if you want to. Wear super tight skinny jeans if you want to. Wear hoodies if you want to. Wear your long locks, your dashiki, cover yourself in tattoos - yes even on your face. Wear all white. It is not true that if we dress the way that whiteness determine is the most ‘professional’ that you will be granted more freedom, more jobs, better salaries or will it keep you out of prison. The prison is full of generations of Black men who never sagged their pants at all. Black men have never made more than .74 for every dollar a white man makes extending as far back to 1970, when it was .69 and I imagine these men were not sagging their pants either.
When white people went all the way to the African continent to get out of doing work (only to turn around and call us lazy after African enslaved people have literally done all the work) and they saw us as kings, queens, farmers, artists, weavers and we were also not sagging our pants, they still began a genocide whose effects persist even today. If that was all it took, just to dress like they say, or speak like they say and only when spoken to, then don’t you think our ancestors would have tried that? And in fact many of them did, tried very hard to meet all the standards that were established, assimilated into their schools, adopted their religion, speaking their language and we still are not free. Black men get shot and murdered in suits, and sweaters, black boys in tshirts and hoodies. The way that they dress has NOTHING to do with the war that has been declared on their bodies. I applaud every Black man trying to stay alive, saying fuck you to #respectabilitypolitics with your braidup tight and the ones who hold their own in a suit and those wearing long robes. I will always fight for your right to wear whatever you please, and to have the self-determination to make your own choices about your bodies.
Steve Rogers + Drawing
Steve Rogers drawing things is one way of seeing it.
Another is THAT STAB TO HEART AS YOU REALIZE THAT STEVE ROGERS IS BLEEDING INSIDE AND BECAUSE HE WON’T BLEED ON OTHER PEOPLE HE POURS IT OUT ON TO THE PAPER.
OR DESTROYS HIS PUNCHING BAGS TO FINE POWDER.
Seriously, that first gif where the film cannot make it clearer that this is exactly how Steve sees himself at this point of time. All he ever wanted is to serve and do his part — but his nation doesn’t want him, they wanted an army of him. Without that, he’s utterly useless to them, super serum be damned (“All I got is you. You’re not enough”). He’s paraded around and trying not to fake his smiles, he gets mooned at, thrown with tomatoes on stage — but he just sucks it up because he’s not wavering from his objective, that is to help. So if helping means being a dancing monkey (“Bond sales take a ten percent bump in every state I visit”), then so be it. And hey, it’s a lot better than being a lab rat.
And because I can’t talk about this without talking about Peggy — all it takes is only for one person to keep believing in your worth, to make you have faith in yourself again, and Peggy is that person to Steve here. Dr. Erskine is dead, Bucky is currently at the frontlines
and getting tortured, so Peggy is literally the only one left in the world at the moment who’s able to look at Steve right in the eye and tell him, that he’s meant for more than this. And they’re not mere words, Peggy risks everything that she has ever worked her whole life for, just to give him this one chance to prove himself.
You cannot tell me that this is not how it would go 70 years later too — when Steve Rogers took over SHIELD’s PA system and announces to his comrades that they have his deepest faith, to prove themselves and do the right thing despite the cost. The dignity of a choice. Peggy & Steve are so completely synchronized in their principles and worldviews that even if there’s no romance between them, they’re already so inextricably connected and nothing could break that bond.
As for the second gif, it’s a reminder that this is a man who has woken up in a whole new world that has left him behind completely, and he’s resolved to play catch up and embrace it anyway. But he’s allowing himself a moment of heartache here — in the form of a drawing in a corner of a placemat, with buildings squeezing against each other so tightly that you cannot see the sky anymore, compared to the open and freely placed sketches in the first example. It’s the crushing loneliness of knowing that everyone has passed him by in the blink of an eye — and at the same time understanding that he would still need to go out there and soldier on and make peace with his life.
Ethiopian opal geode
Anthony Mackie, photographed by Lucie Hugary.
Science, Technology & Society, Vassar College.
i thought maybe i could save you
My name is Nelleke Pieters.
I am born and raised in the Netherlands, and first started photography about seven years ago. I have been hooked ever since
With my pictures I try to capture a certain atmosphere: As long as it has the right atmosphere I photograph all kinds of subjects.
That being said, a lot of my photos do ‘happen’ to be of trees. As I was born with an inherent attraction to the loveliness of them, and (living on the Dutch Veluwe) I have got the luxury of being close to loads as well. That makes a nice combination for quite a few forest photos!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
Selected by Andrew
Do you ever have suCH A GOOD FAN FICTION IDEA
YOU CAN’T FUCKING WRITE IT BECAUSE THIS IDEA IS SO GOOD IT DESERVES AT LEAST 65,293 WORDS AND YOU KNOW YOU CAN’T GIVE IT THAT.