Oh god yes
“The Finely Woven Thread”
You’ve seen Black Widow as an Avenger and even an Agent of Shield. But on her own time she searches for atonement for her past as a KGB assassin—in ways of which those teams just wouldn’t approve. From the darkest corners of the Marvel Universe, Nathan Edmondson (Who is Jake Ellis?) and Phil Noto (Thunderbolts, X-23) bring you a new ongoing series as gorgeous and mysterious as Nastasha Romanov herself!
A lettered preview is out for Black Widow #1, and it looks gorgeous — the issue itself is coming out on January 8th.
So to get to 51% of the electorate the Republicans are going to have to pull some votes from previously offended demographics.
the greatest part of yesterdays episode. now wheres the womens part?
A few years ago when Billie Piper was playing Rose, I was very worried because the next week’s episode was called something like The Day Rose Died. I can’t remember exactly what it was called. Well, my children were in love with Rose as a companion, and I was worried about her. So I sent an e-mail off to Russell T Davies, who of course had grown up on the classic Doctor Who series, and I said “Could you just reassure me that Rose does not, in fact, die because my children shouldn’t watch it if that happens,” and he sent an e-mail back to me saying, “You killed Adric. What do you care?
"Moonlight" Piano Sonata Presto Agitato
Everyone knows the first movement from Beethoven’s “Moonlight” sonata (Piano Sonata No. 14) – but the third (presto agitato) movement from that sonata is my favourite of all Beethoven’s compositions, and quite possibly my favourite piece from the entire Romantic classical era.
I would like to point out that ults cap, who is the most ridiculous captain america, who was PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, who actually said “AMERICA IS MY WHITE HOUSE” and “DO YOU THINK THIS LETTER ON MY HEAD STANDS FOR FRANCE”
has a totally normal parachute while 616 cap’s looks like this
John Cleese on Creativity
Avengers Annual #001
"Yveltal is based on the Hawk Veðrfölnir or the unnamed eagle. According to the Poetic Edda, the unnamed eagle resided at the top of the world tree Yggdrasil."
"Xerneas’s appearance is based on the four stags Dáinn, Dvalinn, Duneyrr and Duraþrór. According to the Poetic Edda, the four stags resided in the trunk of the World Tree Yggdrasill and ate its branches and fresh shoots."
"Zygarde is based on the Níðhöggr. Níðhöggr is the the serpent from the Poetic Edda which resided at the bottom of the world tree Yggdrasill and gnawed at its roots."
Disney vs. 7 early fairytales
The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up). Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<
But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales. Especially Bluebeard. We need a Bluebeard adaptation.
Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself.
The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away.
"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this
I am so happy about this post, you have no idea.
Inhumanity #1 | Olivier Coipel