1- I am glorious above all things 2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored 3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine 4- Show displeasure clearly. 5- NO 6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time. 7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.
hi i know you are a huge marvel fan and i am so interested in getting into the comics and reading them! is there any you would recommend to start me off and do you know if i could read them online? thank you so much xx and i love you blog (way to much ;) )
sorry it’s taken me so long to reply to this!
honestly, i don’t think there’s a right or wrong place to start with the whole diving into comics thing. it honestly depends on what you’re interested in? like, do you want to read about the avengers? x-men? guardians of the galaxy? thor? etc? for me, i didn’t really get into marvel comics until i started reading young avengers and hawkeye a few years ago and it kind of blossomed from there (and now i feel like i have too much reading to keep up with tbh).
so i’d suggest finding a specific character, team, or story arc that you think sounds interesting and go from there! just google “name of the character/team/etc” and “masterpost” or “reading recs” and you should be able to find some posts that might be more helpful to you.
i found a few links to things you might be interested in/things i’ve read, so here they are:
WALKING TO THE FOREST TO DIE everything from harry waking up in dumbledore’s office to voldemort killing him is just exquisite — harry’s realisation that dumbledore had been grooming him for death and harry being hyperaware of his own body, “brain and nerve and bounding heart” is all so gorgeous and sad and wonderful, and he’s so brave. HE’S SO BRAVE. I’M SO FUCKING SAD IT’S BEEN 7 YEARS
destroying dumbledore’s office i love this scene because after 4 books of harry keeping shit to himself and sitting on his feelings you get lots of minor, small explosions post-cedric dying and then THIS, it’s a NUCLEAR BOMB OF ANGER and it’s so satisfying to read but also the most painful thing in the world, ever
politely asking the sphinx to move, please this cracks me up every time. if someone was like show me ONE THING that DEFINES harry james potter AS A HUMAN AND A CHARACTER i would show them this scene. life-threatening wizard competition. dangerous magical creature. “can you move, please?” my son
torturing amycus after he spit on mcgonagall this means A Lot to me because harry just straight up crucios that fucker without any hesitation or warm-up and puts so much feeling behind it. anything where harry is morally grey is my favourite because he’s The Saviour and the Master of Death and it’s like yeah, and he just crucio’d a dude so hard he flew across the room and passed out
"you don’t have to call me ‘sir’, professor" any scene where harry backchats snape is fantastic but i distinctly remember reading this scene and being like OOOHHHH OOOOOHHHH SICK BUUURRNNNN OOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH
So we know it’s JK’s headcanon that Dudley has a magical child, right? Imagine his kid starting to show signs of magic and Dudley remembering all the odd things that used to happen around Harry. Imagine his kid coming home from Hogwarts and being all, “WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME UNCLE HARRY WAS FAMOUS?” Imagine Dudley reading up on Harry and finding out about all the stuff he did and all the things that happened to him and struggling to grasp how his scrawny, speccy cousin saved the wizarding world. Imagine Dudley, white-faced with terror at his first big family get-together with Harry, Hermione and all the remaining Weasleys. Imagine Mrs Weasley being decidedly cool towards him until he eats fifth helpings of everything she cooks and telling her that she’s the best cook he’s ever met. Imagine Dudley meeting Fleur. Imagine the others embarrassing Harry by telling Dudley stories about him. Imagine Dudley and Harry going down the pub together for beers. Imagine Harry still calling him Big D. Imagine Dudley cheerfully never dieting ever again and being fat and happy forever THE END.
This makes me absurdly happy
did they just made me happy about DUDLEY
I have thought about this before. I imagined Dudley breaking down and sending Harry a letter somehow or other. Like maybe he goes to all the local nature preserves and quietly talks to all the owls until one agrees to take his letter. And he tells Harry his small daughter made their TV only play old reruns of the Vicar of Dibley for a month and she somehow turned every plate of vegetables into a pudding. And so he’s sorry to ask, but he needs help. His wife is at her wit’s end. Please help.
the real magic in the harry potter universe is how harry was always in the right place at the right time to overhear the exact conversation between the two people he needed to know to piece together the mystery of the year like god damn
If you think about it, Harry is one of the most amazing characters in the entire series, and he’s never given enough credit (strange, isn’t it, given that the entire series is about him).
He forgave Snape and Dumbledore. I don’t know how he found it in himself to do this, because both of them treated him like shit, and didn’t really deserve his forgiveness.
His attitude towards Pettigrew is incredible. You never find Harry as furious with Pettigrew as you think he should be. You never find him thinking about him with hatred, although he fully deserves it. Harry despises Bellatrix. He knows the difference between someone like Bellatrix and someone like Peter.
He tries to pull Peter’s metal hand away from his throat for god’s sake.This is the man that betrayed his parents and was now working for a wizard who wants to murder him.
He uses ‘expelliarmus’ on a death eater trying to kill him because he didn’t want to knock him off his broom.
He even manages to find some sympathy for Voldemort. Dumbledore himself is surprised by that.
He returns the elder wand.
He is the one who decides to go back for Malfoy when they’re stuck in the burning room of requirement.
He feels sorry for Malfoy when he sees to what use he’s being put by Voldemort.
And yet he doesn’t come off as an insufferable do-gooder. Rowling makes him so real. He’s jealous of Cedric and of Dean, he has blow ups with Ron, he frequently behaves like a typical obstinate teenager, he laughs at Fred and George’s jokes, he finds Hermione exasperating at times. He is the perfect hero. Moral and ethical, but not so much so that he seems like something out of a Morality Play from Medieval times. He’s human-a flawed one, but a good one, and that’s what brings him to life, and makes us feel so fond of him.
A medium is defined by who has the vision. Film is a director’s medium. His or hers is the vision the entire production is looking to execute. In TV, it’s the showrunner. In literature, it’s the author and in magazines it’s the editor.
Whose vision is being executed in Marvel’s films? Not the directors’. Joss Whedon has spoken often of the fact that when he signed on to do The Avengers, they had certain elements set in stone: Loki was the Big Bad; Cap, Thor and Iron Man would have a big battle in the woods; there would be a big Helicarrier fight; and the Battle of New York. These were immutable. When Anthony and Joe Russo boarded Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it was made clear to them that SHIELD would be disbanded by film’s end. Traditionally, directors don’t get dictated to in such a manner. Because once a director is hired to make a movie, everyone involved realizes it becomes the director’s movie.
No, the vision that’s being executed belongs to Kevin Feige, the executive producer of these films and the face of Marvel Studios. And if we look at our handy taxonomy of vision, when a producer is calling the shots, you’re dealing with, for all intents and purposes, a television show.
Marvel isn’t making movies — it’s making a massive TV series, with episodes that cost around $200 million, and there’s no end in sight.
”—Marc Bernadin, “Surprise, the Marvel Universe is one really big TV show.” (via lyrafay)