“Much has been made of the fact that Bucky Barnes is one of the few people to recognize the greatness in Steve Rogers before his transformation into Captain America. Much has also been made of the fact that, in The First Avenger, Bucky demonstrably feels conflicted about that transformation. Less noted, however, is how Bucky’s sense of conflict and resentment—and the way he dealt with those feelings—reveals the kind of person he truly is. The narrative motif of the man who can recognize greatness in another but not attain it himself, and who is therefore corrupted by his resentment, is a classic trope. It appears in such literary masterpieces as Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo, Melville’s Billy Budd, and Schaefer’s Amadeus. However, the story of Bucky Barnes is one of a man who recognizes a greatness he cannot himself achieve and is not corrupted by that recognition. Unlike the villains of the above-mentioned tales, Bucky Barnes comes to terms with the situation, choosing friendship over envy—and heroism over villainy—something that suggests a greatness within Bucky Barnes that Bucky himself is not aware of. But Steve Rogers, of course, is. Just as Bucky is one of the few people to recognize Steve’s greatness; Steve is one of the few people to recognize Bucky’s. Both of them know each other better than they know themselves, and it is that parallel knowledge that ultimately saves them both.”

thepondsaregone:

thorinoakenbutt:

castielandpie:

poryqon:

it bothers me that Kansas and Arkansas are not pronounced the same

I’m from the UK and I have been pronouncing Arkansas as Ar-Kansas my whole life

For all my non-american friends, Arkansas is pronounced ark-an-saw

WHAT

(via batched)

beam-me-up-broadway:

A Study in Pink vs. The Reichenbach Fall

(via looneyngilo2)

favourite characters > sophia burset, orange is the new black

(via batched)

do you ever just look at a picture of your favourite celebrity and think

yes, I’m glad I picked you to be obsessed with

(via batched)

gabifresh:

take no shit 2014

(Source: gatissed, via saltswordsandscrewdrivers)

thepsychobrentt:

HOW CAN WE BE HAPPY ?
Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon. Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life.

thepsychobrentt:

HOW CAN WE BE HAPPY ?

Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.
Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.

Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.

At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it.
Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.

Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness.
And this is the purpose of human life.

(via whiddlesmort)

violette-reverie:

whowasntthere:

azephirin:

I am a woman. I am a practicing attorney. I am the only woman in my office over the age of 35 who doesn’t color her hair. I have some gray, but not a lot yet, and I never seriously considered coloring my hair until this job. I don’t want to: it’s expensive and a pain in the ass to keep up. About a year ago, I was in court, and a female attorney walked in with curly, bobbed, naturally gray hair, and her mere act of publicly displaying her natural hair color seemed not just unusual but defiant. Meanwhile many men in my office and in the courts have gray hair, and I doubt anyone thinks twice about it.

What a beautiful photoset of women. Women we don’t often see portrayed in the media, but these are, indeed, women — just as grey-haired men are men.

I can’t wait for grey. I hope it’s more on the white side.

(Source: violenceandscience, via whiddlesmort)

adventures-and-books:

buckyoubucky:

"A new study shows that men are threatened by confident women taking pictures of themselves, and call these women stupid, socially inept, and ugly. In other news, the world is round, the sky is blue, and the patriarchy is still shitty."

"Men don’t like the idea that a woman could be happy enough with her appearance to want to share it. Because if she likes the way she looks and is comfortable that way, it’s about to get very difficult to change and raise our already impossible standards for them. It’s much better that they spend their time doing one of the pre-designated womens’ activities, such as shopping for more beauty products so they can ‘try again’ to match up to what we expect of them."

adventures-and-books:

buckyoubucky:

"A new study shows that men are threatened by confident women taking pictures of themselves, and call these women stupid, socially inept, and ugly. In other news, the world is round, the sky is blue, and the patriarchy is still shitty."

"Men don’t like the idea that a woman could be happy enough with her appearance to want to share it. Because if she likes the way she looks and is comfortable that way, it’s about to get very difficult to change and raise our already impossible standards for them. It’s much better that they spend their time doing one of the pre-designated womens’ activities, such as shopping for more beauty products so they can ‘try again’ to match up to what we expect of them."

(Source: lady-dixon, via scarves-and-jumpers)

meggannn:

kamiexe:

chicken-fingers:

this movie was way too heavy for its intended age group

it’s actually really perfect for all ages because when kids learn this stuff early in life it stays with them 

(Source: sometimes-alice, via scarves-and-jumpers)

drunktrophywife:

ICONIC

(Source: subtubitles, via dare-i-say)

ruinsofgallifrey:

geeko-spfx:

deletedthesun:

geeko-spfx:

my life before i turned 18:

image

my life after i turned 18:

image

Um, the legal drinking age is 21

Um, i live in the uk?

americans

(via laurahadathingforogorman)

jenoshmellark:

When an actor stumbles into their fandom on Tumblr:

image

(via scarves-and-jumpers)

justaholmesboy:

turns up 7 months late with stag night art and a coffee

justaholmesboy:

turns up 7 months late with stag night art and a coffee

(via scarves-and-jumpers)