Singeli's Silver Slippers

wondering and wandering through literature, film, and art

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ifeelbetterer:

rob-anybody:

You know, if the Peggy Carter show also has a regular appearance by the Howling Commandos, I would be incredibly happy. I would love more of an exploration of those guys and their work before, during, and after the war, and they had to have been involved with SHIELD in some capacity when Peggy helped create it.

Seriously, make that happen.

YES YES YES

Give us a show full of political intrigue, of Peggy fighting to establish herself and SHIELD—

— and then give us the tragic irony of teasing scenes showing us how HYDRA infiltrated it from the beginning

Filed under cap 2 spoilers peggy carter in this man's army avengers mcuniverse

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ifeelbetterer:

I really love how this incredibly pale love story is so important to both of them. Peggy in his compass is one of my favorite metaphors EVER (but Steve is always the compass, right, people find due north because of where  he’s pointing).

But tiny!Steve in her desk….UGH, Peggy. If you think back on her interactions with Steve pre-serum—which, what, there were like three—and how they worked I repeat UGH. They were all moments when Steve made himself stand out by being vulnerable—jumping on a grenade, wheezing behind the rest of the runners, pointing out the highlights of his history of being beaten up—and his vulnerability inspired her to offer something personal and true.

What Steve seems to love about Peggy is all bound up in respect and admiration and equality—-WHICH ARE ALL BEAUTIFUL THINGS, I LOVE YOU STEVE. But for Peggy? Loving Steve seems to be about remembering that the weakest man she ever knew was so weak it circled around and became strength. Her memory of Steve is of trying when it seems impossible and, you know, the little guy dripping with hope.

(Source: dame-with-a-gun)

Filed under peggy carter in this man's army i have a steve rogers problem and it is really attractive captain america avengers mcuniverse

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winterfuckingsoldier:



#give me fic where the winter soldier’s behaviors and quirks are all latent bucky barnes-isms #where do you think all that vicious subservient deadly childlike firepower came from? (tags via philcoulson)




plot twist: everyone thinks steve rogers doesn’t know this about bucky and tries to protect steve and keep him from finding out. but steve has known this about his best friend all along. in fact, it’s one of the reasons why they’re best friends.

winterfuckingsoldier:

s  (tags via philcoulson)

plot twist: everyone thinks steve rogers doesn’t know this about bucky and tries to protect steve and keep him from finding out. but steve has known this about his best friend all along. in fact, it’s one of the reasons why they’re best friends.

(Source: asoftercap, via wildehack)

Filed under otp: just two boys from brooklyn bucky barnes is a tangled mess of feels i have a steve rogers problem and it is really attractive avengers mcuniverse

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everybodyilovedies:

bat-cheva:

fostertheory:

helshades:

annabolina:

#you know thor is gonna go throw his room all ‘I USED TO HAVE ONE!’ just so he can give it to jane so she can take apart    #maybe he can’t find out and asks volstagg for one bc his kids have 300    #but also!!! THAT SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS AN ASGARDIAN BALL IS SO ADVANCED    #and jane finds such wonder in it    #and even when she realised that it’s ball it doesn’t take away from it    #and thor doesn’t mock her for it    #he thinks it’s cute    #he’s definitely gonna find that ball    #he’s sure he had one    #maybe he broke it

Yeah, I can’t resist to reblog just to remind everybody that Thor fell for Jane Foster in the first place because she was so damn clever, and curious, and passionate about her work, and obstinate, and he was impressed and amazed and so touched to see the humans more resourceful than he thought and hey, here is another bit of Thor’s personality, he’s just so happy to have been proven wrong now that it allows him to see the best in people—

I just fail to understand why so many would dislike Jane Foster, and even more erase her character from their works; she is absolutely marvellous, both unbelievable and terribly realistic, adorable and awkward, driven but sweet, kind but relentless, and so fucking gifted. And there are people wondering why Thor is interested in her?! Argh!

Also this scene is quite wonderful: you have two people who had a crush on each other last time they met, but who have been unable to see each other since, and the current events are hardly allowing them to get to know each other better—and they kinda find themselves in the same situation they were last time, and you see how they reconnect and it’s just perfect. Perfectly untimely and a little bit tragic, too.

Re-reblogging for the commentary.

Where is this from?!?!?! I thought I watched all the deleted scenes on the blu-ray!

omgosh, Thor finding his old ball, and it’s broken, so he feels REALLY bad, but no one else has one that he’s friends with, and he can’t exactly take a ball away from one of the children—Jane probably wouldn’t like that and besides it’s not exactly behavior fitting the Prince of Asgard and protector of the nine realms. So he tries to fix up his childhood ball but blast it, he made it worse, oh pickles. Loki used to be good at this stuff, at the clever fiddly stuff. Thor was much better at throwing the ball really hard and shattering trees with it. 

So he brings the ball to Jane sheepishly on Earth with a bow tied around it and is like “I know you wanted a working one but this is my old one and it’s broken but I’d be honored if you had it. Perhaps you can keep it as a memento while I try and find you a working one.”

And Jane gasps and holds the ball tight to herself and she says “No, Thor!!! This is perfect!! This is even better. You gave me a BROKEN ball!! Now I can learn about it by trying to fix it!!!” And she hugs Thor and kisses Thor and they fall into her rickety little bed in her London flat and, oh, well: that’s something else Jane will have to fix in the morning, but Thor is pretty sure he can help with this one, it’s just slats of wood and hammering it in place, and if there’s one thing he’s pretty good at, it’s hitting things with his hammer.

(The hammer, in this case, is not his penis. Though he wouldn’t object if Jane wanted a round with that hammer before getting to work with a Migardian hammer in the morning. A non-penis Migardian hammer.)

And so the next morning Darcy makes tea and smiles real big at Thor as he sits shirtless at the kitchen table and drinks the terrible muddy water. He knows what Darcy is smiling at—it’s why he gave Jane back her robe before answering the door. He figured that Darcy is one of Jane’s friends and if something so simple as his Asgardian physique makes her happy, that’s something Thor could do.

So he sits int he kitchen and drinks tea and makes these strange little Migardians happy with his bare chest and some broken toy from when he was a child. It’s easy, to make them happy. But, Thor should be one to talk: He’s watching his Migardian lady with sleep-crusted eyes poking with metal tools at his broken childhood toy, and he’s pretty happy himself.

Now he just has to rebuild that bed.

(Source: thor-cat, via ifeelbetterer)

Filed under oh no the cute doctor jane foster for science thor now back at your man now back at thor avengers mcuniverse

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curvily:

How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.
Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.
So here’s how to use it:
1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:
“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”
2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.
3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.
4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.
5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!

curvily:

How often have you been shopping and you come across something that is just PERFECT, but does not go up to your size? Over 60% of American women wear a size 14 or above, but only 17% of clothing sold is 14 & up. That is a ridiculous disparity.

Moreover, when some brands move into plus (ahem H&M), they throw their signature trendy looks by the wayside in favor of flowy dark fabrics that they think “work” for plus sizes. That is crap. Plus size women want color, print, and structure. Moreover, we want variety. A group this numerous cannot be a monolith, and since style is such a personal thing, we all have different tastes. I want #plussizeplease to be a way to showcase the demand for styles we’d buy and rock, and all the money brands are forfeiting by refusing to expand their sizes.

So here’s how to use it:

1) Snap a picture of a garment you love but does not come in your size. Include the brand and price, tagging the company if possible. For example, I am in love with this Zara marble print dress. I would have purchased it yesterday if it went above a size L. My tweet would be:

“.@Zara marble print sheath, $59. I’d buy it right now if it came in my size. #plussizeplease”

2) Use it on any social media – Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest… even Facebook supports hashtags now.

3) Tag anything you’d purchase, whether in store or online.

4) Feel free to include the size range it comes in and/or the size you think you’d need. Sizing can be tricky, so this is definitely not required.

5) Tell your friends! I don’t just want this to be a blogger thing – I want all women who wear size 14 and up to show their purchasing power and share styles they love. Let’s be unignorable!

(via wildehack)

Filed under signal boost

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Masterlist of the Winter Soldier ficlets (so far)

ifeelbetterer:

Filed under other people's writing reference post fic recs singeli recommends i have a steve rogers problem and it is really attractive bucky barnes is a tangled mess of feels sam wilson: i do what he does - just slower natasha romanoff where is my black widow movie clint barton: professional dumbass avengers mcuniverse all my darlings

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broadlybrazen:

i love how the sam x steve contingent is torn between delight in anthony mackie’s boundless charm and beautiful sunshine face, and devout concern for steve rogers’ emotional well-being

it’s one thing to flirt with a cute guy you met during your jog - we’re all on board with that, this is anthony mackie after all - but i’m…concerned…when shortly thereafter you (1) visit said cute guy at work so you can smile softly at him and unburden your soul, (2) show up on his doorstep when you’re on the lam from almost everybody you know in the world, and (3) quietly entrust your life and mission to your new friend whom you’ve known for like seven whole minutes after you met during jogging 

and yes, sam is great, trusting sam is probably the wisest decision anybody made during the whole movie, but most people would maybe get a cup of coffee together / text each other for a while before going there, y’know?

(because all your friends are dead or brainwashed or have alzheimer’s, you’re running away from your colleagues of two years who are now trying to viciously murder you in the face, and your one sort-of friend at work is super cagey and until halfway through the movie you don’t even believe she likes you enough to save your life, and so naturally the one human connection you can rely on is your cute jogging buddy. what.)

steve is the loneliest saddest panda in the world

(via ifeelbetterer)

Filed under cap 2 spoilers steve is the loneliest saddest panda in the world it is true although bucky looks more panda-like (it's the eyeliner) i have a steve rogers problem and it is really attractive sam wilson: i do what he does - just slower captain america: the winter soldier avengers mcuniverse all my darlings

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americanguide:

FISHERFOLK - NEW ENGLAND

The hardihood of the fisherfolk and the sailors is still evident, and the mores of an insular colony remain constant. Manhood, for instance, is determined not by legal age but by the first fishing trip. When a stripling passes this initiation, he takes to smoking a corncob pipe and is recognized as a man, no matter what his age.

Rhode Island, A Guide To the Smallest State (WPA, 1937)

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Michael Cevoli is your Guide to New England. He was born and raised in Norfolk County, Massachusetts and now lives and works on the water in the seafaring town of Warren, Rhode Island. He’s a commercial and editorial photographer and you can follow his work on Tumblr, or on his website.

(via quipxotic)

Filed under new england

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mousefeets:

god, EVERY YEAR one of the local churches puts up a big sign that says “HE IS RISEN”, and EVERY YEAR whenever I see it I just think “OH HE IS, IS HE??? WELL IF HE IS RISEN THEN HE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT MY SEDER, LEAVENED MESSIAHS ARE NOT KOSHER FOR PASSOVER!!!”

I also post about this on my blog every year but

that’s okay

because

IT’S OBJECTIVELY HILARIOUS

EVERY

YEAR

(via cortue)

Filed under religion cw excellent