Title: Ordinary Life
Ship: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Summary: "So, uh," Wharton said, with a little nervous cough. "You’re not so much his mathematician as you are his—mathematician.”
OMG we had so much fun writing this. *nostalgia!*
JUST NOTICED LAST NIGHT THAT BUCKY WAS ALSO ON A DRIP IN THE ENTIRE CHAIR SCENE
I know it’s a fucked up scene, I do, but that to me just is nOPE. What the fuck are they putting into his system on top of the mind wiping and the…
Heh. I totally knew it. Or rather, I totally had Tony Stark know it. :D Withdrawal FTW.
Expo, an Iron Man fanvid by lim
Music: Turn Up The Faders by Nathan Asher & The Infantry
Thanks to Cesperanza and Astolat
HD download will be available on /lim shortly.
Do yourself a favor and watch this vid instantly, because HOLY CRAP, from the first moment I saw a section I was all, OK, so Marvel was just a warm-up? This vid blows me away so hard. I have rarely seen any vid that so effectively does first person POV, that really puts you inside a character’s head like this one does. It’s such a cool experience, whether you’re a fan of Tony or not.
He can’t talk about it now! All right? Just leave him alone! *sobs*
For context, the third season began with Sherlock being tortured in a Serbian prison, following his apparent death and the suicide of terrorist supervillain Moriarty. By the season finale, John’s new wife had betrayed him and shot Sherlock in the chest, and Sherlock had killed a man in front of multiple witnesses.
So, how will Sherlock get darker? Perhaps John and Sherlock will investigate someone who tortures puppies and kittens. Maybe the show will get more explicit during the scenes where murder victims are blown up or dismembered. Or, horror of horrors, we’ll finally see Sherlock wind up in jail as a result of one of his many crimes.
I roll my eyes, because “darker” and “edgier” tends to be associated with “white male privilege” and a really unrealistic concept of “realistic.” I.e., (white male) creators universally try to be “dark” and “edgy” by torturing/raping/killing women, and/or having their heroes do unforgiveably violent and hateful things (like killing/abusing women) - the point of which seems to reinscribe the idea that some (white male) people are just so special that they don’t have to play by the (politically correct) rules that everyone else needs to live by.
Which, as has been said in other ways, is why Captain America is so appealing - and why Zack Snyder’s Superman is so … not. Because Captain America is still a white male (well, until recently!) but we are not consistently told that he’s so special that gets to be dark and violent and cruel and we should forgive him due to his special specialness and/or pain. He understands that he’s powerful, he understands that he has privilege - which means he sees that as a responsibility, not an excuse.
Okay, yeah, I haven’t seen the new season of Sherlock of course, but I’ve heard this song before, and Moffat is … Moffat.
This. So absolutely this. I’ve never heard it put quite this way, that darkness is required in order to give white guys the “freedom” to break all the rules and be powerful, but it makes tons of sense to me. I am so over dark and edgy, I can’t even.
Yeah, I love this like rlb
This just grabbed me - it’s got something - it’s charming, I guess is the thing.
I love this story. I like the way it does their history but also creates this totally plausible sense of language and the way it makes its way into our lives as signs that we don’t know the referent to.
sometimes i like to think of how aggressively NOT a nature person steve would be
i mean, he’s a city boy. loves being a city boy. he had to survive in the wilderness during the war, but it was a lot of teeth-gritting, trudging through the mud,…
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: James “Bucky” Barnes/Steve Rogers
Characters: Natasha Romanov
Additional Tags: Action/Adventure, Angst, Mission Fic, Soldier Boys, burn it to the ground, The End of the Line, also a haybarn, Angst with a Happy Ending
His eyes were dark and unreadable: there was only a faint ring of blue around the pupils. He stared at Steve down the gun barrel and muttered: “Are you really my friend?”
I really really love this story. POOR STEVE OMG. ;____;
You. Should. Talk. :P