We gotta get these bitches out of here.
#i feel like this is also an important showcase of the different tones of insult women face! #natasha is scary and strong and she takes down the bitches comment #because someone as unwilling to play the game as her would see it a lot #(like scarlet herself does whenever she speaks out about her bullshit treatment) #but pepper is someone who lives and breathes those powerplays#so she gets ”honey” she gets the sweet ones #we’re all on the same side here honey there’s no need to make that call #be sweet and soft and quiet know your place honey #and they’re both awful and sickening #and bad and unokay and you never doubt that! #the threat of violence is something natasha takes down easily #but pepper not bowing to a #air quotes #friendly piece of advice from a friend in the business #is just as amazing and strong #unimpressed ginger coalition more like do you see how easy it is to have two female characters #do you see how easy it is to have them interact #wow it’s like women are people and not a delightful array of barbies with slightly different dresses on
love of my life/bane of my existence → Chris Evans
Just once I want my life to be like an 80’s movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason.
But no, no, John Hughes did not direct my life.
The first thing to know about Mako is that to me she represents the elements of the typical (male) hero’s journey flipped on its head:* Miraculous birth? When she is a small child, Mako’s parents are killed in a kaiju attack in Tokyo. (While not explained in the movie, the official novelization states that Mako and her family were just visiting Tokyo when the kaiju appeared.) Call to adventure? Raleigh’s arrival to the Jaeger Program HQ is the catalyst to Mako challenging her adopted father — the commanding officer of the Jaeger Program — to let her become a Jaeger pilot. The Belly of the Whale? Having persuaded her father to let her try piloting, Mako’s first test drive in a Jaeger doesn’t go very well. Road of Trials? With her failed attempt at piloting a Jaeger, Mako’s father is reluctant to send her out on a real mission. Fight Against the Big Bad? Let’s just say Mako is very instrumental in bringing about the end of the Kaiju War.
Mako, who is Japanese, and is played by a Japanese woman (Rinko Kikuchi) further subverts stereotypes because as a character she is effectively the opposite of several tropes related to Asian women. As PolicyMic’s Marjorie Romeyn-Sanabria puts it:
"Was Mako fetishized as the hot Asian chick? No. Was she portrayed as deferential and eager to please? No. She respects her adopted father and military leader Stacker Pentecost, but pleads that he changes his mind about letting her operate a Jaeger. She politely, but honestly conveys her doubts about Raleigh. At no point in the film are any decisions made based on Mako’s appearance. These are all very good things for a film that is released from the Hollywood trick box. When the best audiences can hope for from a summer blockbuster is tired clichés slapped together with action sequences, this is a breath of fresh air."
EIGHT of the nine members of the Fellowship got the tattoo. They got it at a tattoo parlor in Wellington, New Zealand, to commemorate the experience of the movie. The ninth member, John Rhys-Davies, declined and sent his stunt double in his place. Elijah Wood's tattoo is on his lower stomach. Sean Astin and Billy Boyd have the tattoo on their ankles (to commemorate all those hours in the hobbit feet). Orlando Bloom, who plays the archer elf Legolas, has his on his forearm. His tattoo is visible during a fight scene in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Ian McKellen's is on his shoulder. Dominic Monaghan's is on his shoulder. And the eighth member, Sean Bean, has his tattoo on his right shoulder. Viggo Mortensen has his tattoo on his left shoulder. It is visible on some pictures from the movie Eastern Promises.
Get your head in the game Hannibal!
Cleveland-based sculptor Olga Ziemska works with natural materials like wood and bamboo to create mysteriously figurative installations for her series titled Stillness in motion: The Matka Series. “Matka” means “mother” in Polish and essentially defines the figure that Ziemska recreates. Through this mold of a maternally inclined female, the artist symbolizes a place of origin, further hinting at “our first physical environment—the womb.”