On a bit of a Guardians of the Galaxy kick
basically a Marvel blog (formerly a Sherlock blog)
Things can get a bit wild around here; I hope you enjoy your stay.
lady loki icon art by sunsetagain
sidebar fanart by theartofwazzing
My Least Favorite Trope (and this post will include spoilers for The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Matrix, Western Civilization, and—cod help me—Bulletproof Monk*.) is the thing where there’s an awesome, smart, wonderful, powerful female character who by all rights ought to be the Chosen One and the hero of the movie, who is tasked with taking care of some generally ineffectual male character who is, for reasons of wish fulfillment, actually the person the film focuses on. She mentors him, she teaches him, and she inevitably becomes his girlfriend… and he gets the job she wanted: he gets to be the Chosen One even though she’s obviously far more qualified. And all he has to do to get it and deserve it is Man Up and Take Responsibility.
And that’s it. Every god-damned time. The mere fact of naming the films above and naming the trope gives away the entire plot and character arc of every single movie.❞
I’d like to add that it is normally a white male who plays savior, so any deviation from that would be nice. In about half of the movies mentioned the person who trained the white male was a person of color. But, I guess we are leaving that out because people of color don’t matter, right?
Thank you, Elizabeth Bear, for the friendly reminder that people of color are completely invisible to white social justice activists unless we are murdered in cold blood. #YesAllWhitePeople
This is a good point. Reflecting on where this trope is visible, it feels like often the sidelined character is either a woman of any race (mostly white but not always) or a man of color. See Laurene Fishburne in The Matrix, Zoe Saldana in Guardians, or both Elizabeth Banks and Morgan Freeman in Lego Movie. White male protagonists are always ‘the chosen one’, meant to be educated from complete ignorance by some minority character until he eventually surpasses them.(via misandry-mermaid)
The song hallelujah always makes me cry but it also makes me think of Shrek???
Thank you so much, John Oliver.
This clip. Is one of my favorite Loki moments of all time.
Because as crazy as he’s gone since, we have to remember that Loki used to be the sane one. Like, the only sane guy in the room. Even at his schemiest (totes a word, shut up) and most mischievous, he was the smart one, the quiet one, the one who just really wished Thor would NOT.
And you know what they say about the quiet ones, when they finally do snap…
Never forget facepalming Loki. He’s still in there, somewhere. We hope.
- Most media falsely portrayed Ferguson protests as riots and Mike Brown as a criminal
- Grand jury now has until JANUARY to decide whether to charge Darren Wilson (x) (x) (x) (x)
- Congresswoman Elanor H. Norton stands with Ferguson
- Ferguson teach-in tomorrow
- National labor leader says unions, like the nation, must confront racism
probably hum Welcome Back, Kotter theme song
so it sounds like that’s an “i should do it”
I WANNA SEE LOTS OF HYPE OVER THIS MOVIE I WANNA SEE EXCITEMENT CAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST CGI MOVIE WITH A BLACK PROTAGONIST
gonna reblog so that everyone can know about this movie
freaking out about how good her hair looks
this is the example I cite as the sort of shit Disney can come up with but just… doesn’t as often as they should. This an Treasure Planet were just so oozing creativity and it hurts that they never revisited that level, not since.
The spine-chilling music for that sequence, btw