striders:

every group of friends has a mom friend and if u dont have one then u are the mom friend

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"So I’ve decided fandom will forever be confused about Natasha’s name. Not, uh, coincidentally, comics writers have been confused about it for even longer. The tricky bit is this: Natalia and Natasha are both forms of the Russian name Наталья. The Natalia/Natasha equivalency doesn’t exist in English, leading to all kinds of tail-chasing confusion re: which is real and which is fake. Natasha is a diminutive form of Natalia the same way Bill is for William. “Natalia” is not more authentic or more Russian, it’s just a bit more formal. And “Natasha Romanoff” is not an alias the way “Nadine Roman” or “Nancy Rushman” are. The Romanoff/Romanova issue is just a question of transliteration. The Russian surname is Рома́нов, which is written as Romanoff or Romanov depending on your history book. Traditionally, Russian ladies take feminine endings to match their grammatical gender— Ivan Belov becomes Yelena Belova, Aleksandr Belinsky becomes Aleksandra Belinskaya. But the feminine endings often get dropped in English translation, e.g. Nastia Liukin, not Nastia Liukina. It’s a matter of preference. If that’s too confusing, don’t worry, until about 1998 the comics had no idea what they were doing either. Natasha’s name has been Natasha since her very first appearance, where she and her partner Boris Turgenev were the butt of the obvious joke. Her last name wasn’t revealed until the early 1970s. Yeah, she went through a whole solo series without getting a last name. Weird, but it took dozens of issues for Hawkeye to get a first name. Romanoff: a name no one knows or knew. At the time, Natasha was being written as an aristocratic jet-setter, a glamorous countess. Since Romanov is the most famous Russian surname, and superhero stuff isn’t codenamed subtlety, I figure Gerry Conway just went with what he knew. And so Natasha Romanoff was her name through the 1970s. Instead of “Miss” or the Danvers-ian “Ms.”, Natasha used “Madame”, contributing to that Old World mystique and invoking feelings of a boudoir. By 1983 someone on staff realized that Romanova might be more technically correct. (Might being operative, here, the best way of translating the feminine endings is still debated.) Anyway, her Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe page listed her as Natasha “Romanoff” Romanova. The next big change would occur when someone, and I’m thinking it was Chris Claremont, realized she was missing a patronym. A full Russian name has three parts: the given (first) name, the patronym, and the family (last) name. For example, Grand Duchess Anastasia, the one who had that Bluth film, would be formally called Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova, or Anastasia “Daughter of Nicholas” Romanoff. Her brother, the Tsarevich Alexei, was Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov, or Alexei “Son of Nicholas” Romanoff. Basically: everyone in Russia has a middle name, and it is their father’s. I think it was Claremont who realized Nat’s was lacking because he is a phonetic accent wizard and an expert on Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin da tovarisch. Also, because the first time I could find a patronym for Natasha was in a 1992 issue of X-men that he wrote. The weird thing about Alianovna is that it would mean her father’s name was Alia or Alian or something else not really common. Maybe that’s why Kurt Busiek, continuity repair man, pretended it was something else in his Heroes Return Iron Man run. Ivanovna, or daughter of Ivan, is a much more common patronym and also meshes with her backstory. But it didn’t stick. Everyone and the guidebook uses Alianovna. What did stick was Natalia. Yeah, this is the first comic I could find that uses Natalia, and you can tell by context that Busiek’s using it to emphasize formality. When talking to Tony, she calls herself Natasha, when declaring her total identity before an epic beatdown, she takes the “my name is Inigo Montoya” route. From the late nineties forward Natalia started popping up with some frequency, usually in formal or impersonal contexts. Yelena speaks of “Natalia Romanova” as the Red Room’s greatest legend, Natasha demands that the he-was-evil-all-along Ivan Petrovich address her without the diminutive. There are exceptions. I figure some writers check wikipedia, see her name listed as “Natalia” and decide they’ve done their homework. Daniel Way has Logan refer to Natalia, his surrogate daughter, completely bizarre for the quasi-familial relationship and for the nickname-happy Wolverine. Brubaker had Bucky refer to her as Natalia, at first— an odd distancing from a previously intimate relationship. Since they’ve gotten back together, though, he uses Natasha, or Nat, or ‘Tasha, or in any case, he’s dropped the formality."

Fuck Yeah, Black Widow: The Name Game  (via eppypeninc)

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bisexualkira:

but i think that if scott went to hogwarts, he would have been given a choice between hufflepuff and gryffindor

he would have put the sorting hat on, and it would have told him that he had great potential and was brave but also kind and patient and loyal

they would have told…

petrichoriousparalian:

the-winchesters-creed:

sauntervaguelydown:

electrikmoonlight:

the-privateer:

wackiness-ensues:

#YESALLWOMEN

wasn’t this the episode where he dressed up as a woman on a bet because he thought women were overreacting?

This show was progressive beyond it’s years

I got half way through the photoset before I remembered this is the one with Shaun in drag

I never watched it, but I already love it

Boy Meets World was a gift and if you’ve never seen it you deserve to treat yourself and experience it.

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seananmcguire:

Please remember that sometimes silence on an issue or situation isn’t a lack of caring or concern: it’s a form of exhausted self-care as people pull back and try to put themselves back together. Just because I don’t say something about everything doesn’t mean I don’t think it…

Anonymous Asked:
imagine a dragon who hoarded librarians and every so often knights come to rescue them and the librarians get very upset because the dragon is quiet and reshelves everything neatly and the knights are Very Annoying

sweaterkittensahoy:

gallifreyanconsultingdetective:

can I just

LOOKIT THE DRAGON READING A BOOK

stitchingatthecircuitboard:

"Today there is not a man nor woman in here that shall stand alone. Not today. Today we face the monsters that are at our door, and bring the fight to them. Today, we are canceling the apocalypse!"

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cptstvrgrs:

avengers au where clint’s got his hearing aids but he turns them off when hes bored so that he can try to decipher what everyones saying
and no one knows he does it but they think its weird when he misses huge gaps of a story or throws in an oddly specific detail that never…

fannishtalk Asked:
I know Sinyhale has already commented, but there's now a rumor going around that you were very upset/disappointed about Posey/MTV not mentioning the SC for the award/giving it to a random fan. I don't know if this is accurate and given your position making gifs for the official tumblr (which I hope they pay you for) maybe you can't comment publicly. But if you can comment/have the desire to do so, I just wanted to let you know. I'm spitting mad at MTV, but whatever, I don't expect much anymore.

greenbergsays:

deadpans:

hi! you don’t know me at all, because I’m basically no-one, and maybe three people will see this. but I’ve been reading up on this situation and this post specifically really soured my feelings about the Sterek Campaign and their reaction to what happened at the MTV fandom awards. there are some aspects I’d like to address to explain why.

"We didn’t do it to be praised but it’d have been nice to get a sense of gratitude coming from him and not this indifference instead."

this seems contradictory. you didn’t want to be praised, but you’re upset because you weren’t publicly recognized by name? this entire response is really upsetting me and I’ve basically lost all respect for the Sterek Campaign - keeping in mind that I ship Sterek and I donated to this project. the point of the charity was about helping the wolves, and yet that isn’t mentioned even once in this post. it was great that you organized to get money to a cause in need, but the lack of humbleness in this post is gross.

being the ones now saying the nomination was for the fandom, somehow scoring one for themselves along the way”

as far as I’m aware the initial fundraiser was part of Charity Pack and therefore at least some of the donors of that 25k weren’t Sterek Campaign-ers. and Teen Wolf fans have contributed to other charity projects like the LLS fundraiser for Posey. why shouldn’t we, as a fandom, be recognized?

After winning, I’ve seen people saying the nomination was for the Teen Wolf fandom, but this statement is just wrong.

all the other fandom feats were standing in as representative for their specific fandom’s achievements. the awards were fandom awards, to be given to different fandoms. the actors for the fandom accepted the awards, not the fans themselves.

my real question is, how would you have expected this to go? was mtv going to mention the sterek campaign runners by name? mail out the award, since you weren’t at the ceremony?

you are really blatantly turning this into MTV versus Sterek, and even worse, fanning the flames of Posey versus Sterek, in order to get fans on your side, when the actual issue is obviously personal hurt, which is narcissistic bullshit. the idea that all these people donated to the cause because of Sterek (and not because it was a good cause) and voted for Teen Wolf because of Sterek (and not because it was an impressive achievement or Teen Wolf is a good fandom) is narcissistic bullshit.

"What I do know is that MTV tweeted and posted on their official site about the SC [Sterek Campaign] being nominated, but when we won, they made it sound like “Teen Wolf” had won instead in their follow up article. That erasure hurts."

really? erasure? I feel like that’s a dramatic coopting of a social justice term that has no place in this discussion. (I know this point is nitpicky but you use it a couple of times and I don’t think it was appropriate, though it definitely lends to the overall martyred tone.)

"We found ourselves in a situation where it looked like people we admire and love ended up using our (and with our I mean, the fandom’s) merit for their own profit.”

the fact that you’re shocked by this says a lot about the incredibly good work MTV and Teen Wolf have done to blur the lines between the product/consumer relationship and friendship. the fandom awards are about profit. the Collective is about profit. the people who do this shit on an individual level (running the tumblrs and twitters and stuff) are fucking great humans who have a genuine dedication to fandom, sure. but they are hired by a company with a bottom line. just like a shop staff member may be genuinely bubbly and have a passion for their merchandise, but the company they work for is aiming to profit. the attention the fandom awards have given MTV is building a fantastic platform for advertisement, including the actual airing of the awards themselves.

don’t kid yourselves that MTV isn’t trying to make a profit off fans by encouraging their visibility and interactions. if you choose to buy into that in the pursuit of fame and fandom recognition, on your head be it, tbh.

So please, PLEASE, don’t contact this person, don’t ask them to give the trophy to the SC. We as the SC want him to keep it.

all that said, this is a really gracious reaction, and I’m glad you’re trying to mitigate some of the intense reactive bullying that this fan is probably receiving. props for that, guys, and thank you for running the fundraiser to begin with!

I thought I was going to leave this alone but yeah, no. I can’t. This is too much for me to just ignore.

So here’s the thing: this upset me. No, maybe ‘upset’ is the wrong word. This annoyed me. And like you, even though this wasn’t any of my business, I’m gonna stick my nose in it and tell you why.

From the very beginning:

"I’ve been reading up on this situation and this post specifically really soured my feelings about the Sterek Campaign and their reaction to what happened at the MTV fandom awards."

You decided to use emotional manipulation as a tactic. You tried to make them feel even worse than they already do and that’s pretty fucked up from where I’m standing.

So if I went to every goddamn Posey stan/Sterek hater that is taking unholy glee out of the Sterek Campaign not getting the credit they deserve and told them how to respond to this situation, that’s okay, right?

Wrong. Because even if I think they’re being childish assholes who are hurting fandom more than they’re hurting Sterek, it’s their right as a human being to be an asshole. I don’t get to tell them how to react and neither do you.

Teen Wolf fans have contributed to other charity projects like the LLS fundraiser for Posey. why shouldn’t we, as a fandom, be recognized?

Here’s the thing: the Teen Wolf fandom was not nominated for Fandom Feat of the Year. The Sterek Campaign - and their specific contributions to the show and fandom and charity - was nominated. End of story.

my real question is, how would you have expected this to go? was mtv going to mention the sterek campaign runners by name? mail out the award, since you weren’t at the ceremony?

Oh, gee, I dunno. Anything along the lines of, “Congratulations to the Sterek Campaign and thank you for all that you do.”

Literally. Just that one sentence would have been enough imo.

you are really blatantly turning this into MTV versus Sterek, and even worse, fanning the flames of Posey versus Sterek, in order to get fans on your side, when the actual issue is obviously personal hurt, which is narcissistic bullshit. the idea that all these people donated to the cause because of Sterek (and not because it was a good cause) and voted for Teen Wolf because of Sterek (and not because it was an impressive achievement or Teen Wolf is a good fandom) is narcissistic bullshit.

Let me explain how this works.

Charity wants to raise money for a cause they are either personally invested in or just really passionate about. Nobody else is overly concerned with said charity. Charity gets a famous actor to sponsor them/be the face of their new campaign, people start donating money; not because they particularly care about the charity itself but because they care about the actor.

In the same way, Sterek Campaign raised all of that money by having authors, artists, and creators sign up to be commissioned for shit.

People basically paid for Sterek fan works and the money they paid with went to charity. It’s not really outside the realm of logical thinking to say that people donated because of Sterek.

And also, none of us voted for Teen Wolf for Fandom Feat of the Year. You see, the nomination said “Sterek Campaign” on it, so yeah, people voted for the Sterek Campaign.

Basically, no, it isn’t narcissistic bullshit at all. I won’t even touch on that Posey comment, though, because I think he’s doing a fine job fanning the flames all on his own.

really? erasure? I feel like that’s a dramatic coopting of a social justice term that has no place in this discussion. (I know this point is nitpicky but you use it a couple of times and I don’t think it was appropriate, though it definitely lends to the overall martyred tone.)

"Erasure" is not just a social justice term. Period.

And ‘erasure’ also has every place in this discussion. Consider, if you will, the past few months’ worth of Sterek-related news coming out of conventions. Also consider that any comments with the word ‘Sterek’ are being flagged as spam in MTV articles. If fans want to be able to comment and mention that pairing, they have to space it out

With all of that in mind, it’s not martyrdom at all to think that they very purposefully erased the Sterek Campaign’s name from their own nomination/award. It’s simply connecting the dots.

qhuinn:

Dear lord, when did the Sterek Campaign become this big of a deal? It’s very overwhelming to see everyone talking about us, for better or worse, and I can’t help being completely baffled at the magnitude of the events.

I’m always torn between speaking freely and not wanting to make things worse. But I think there are some clarifications that must be made. So here we go.

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the fandom awards are about profit. the Collective is about profit.

All very true. That entire paragraph is but I wanted to focus specifically on this part because, you see, this is the part that has to do with all of us.

They aren’t just trying to profit off of fans, they’re trying to profit off of fandom but they aren’t willing to take fandom as it is.

They want our money but they don’t want our queer pairings, our outrage over POC/female characters being killed and forgotten again and again, and they don’t want our criticism.

But I’m sorry, if you’re going to exploit fandom, exploit all of it or get the fuck out. The Fandom Awards, by its very name, was supposed to be about fandom but they’re too chicken shit to include all aspects of fandom.

And that’s really where they shoot themselves in the foot. If they accepted and celebrated fandom for all that it was, we would let them exploit us. We would gladly give our time and attention and money for as long as they wanted it. It would be a win/win situation.

When you start shoving certain parts of the fandom into the shadows, though, when you start ignoring specific areas, well. That’s when we have a problem.

Teen Wolf courted Sterek in the beginning and now they regret it but tough shit. You can’t erase an entire sub-fandom just because you think you gave it too much attention.

And you can’t call it a Teen Wolf achievement when it wasn’t. The girls at the Sterek Campaign are the ones that put in those hours, that raised that money, and for them not to be recognized just because Sterek is in the charity campaign’s title is wrong.

They didn’t ask to be nominated but they were and that feat was nominated as The Sterek Campaign but when they won, the only “name” mentioned was Wolf Sanctuary which isn’t a name at all. It isn’t the name of the campaign and it isn’t the name of the charity which received the donation. It’s a description but everyone is taking that as the entity that got the award.

To illustrate these points, how about visuals:

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Notice that everything says Sterek Campaign. Even the official accounts say this. After the ceremony, tweets still mention the SC. Now let’s take a look at the award’s ceremony:

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Hm. That’s odd. But everyone still knows it’s the Sterek Campaign that won, right?

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Wrong. Hmmm, let’s see if the official MTVu account will clarify things!

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Nope. Because where before it was Sterek Campaign’s nomination, it is now Teen Wolf/Teen Wolf “Wolf Sanctuary”’s award.

You see what I’m getting at here?

To say that they are being narcissistic or acting like a martyr because they expected to be called by their name if they won is utter bullshit. If MTV never planned on recognizing their feat on television, then perhaps they never should’ve included that nomination in the first place.

You come across as “nice,” but in actuality all you’re doing is degrading Qhuinn, erasing her feelings, and telling her how she should feel and act and what she should be saying.

But guess what: you’re not Qhuinn and unless some fanfiction-type bodyswapping occurs, you never will be Qhuinn, and you don’t have the right to dictate her actions or tell her what to do and say. Even trying makes you incredibly rude.

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hufflepunkk:

AU where Kitty Pryde goes back instead of Logan and saves the world

wait did I say au I meant actual canon

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quintessence-of-dust:

Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.

I just need everyone to watch this video [x]. She’s a 5 foot, 100 lb gymnast and she beasts through this insanely difficult, heavily upper body focused course like it was her morning jog. The camera keeps cutting to these massive, musclebound men in the audience with their mouths hanging open. 

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the-nidoking:

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sushinfood:

"Weird Al" Yankovic does it again with his newest parody "Word Crimes"

this is great.

I can finally enjoy this tune without Robin Thicke

Thank the gods for Weird Al

can this be seen by everyone on tumblr so they can stop typing like this with no capitalization punctuation or any sense of how to form a real sentence without it running on and on and on forever and ever and ever  

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