Nick Offerman’s response to “Will you build your own casket?” is too perfect.
Grillo (Brock Rumlow): I don’t know if I’m allowed to say it.
VanCamp (Agent 13): I saw a picture in the makeup trailer the first day we started working and I thought it looked pretty incredible.
Grillo: Can I say this? He’s beautiful.
Mackie (Sam Wilson): See, I knew you wanted to say it.
Grillo: Am I not allowed to say that?
Mackie: It fits your personality.
Grillo: He is beautiful. That’s all I’m going to say.
This vid has popped up on Tumblr here and there, but none of us who worked on it have ever posted it, so why not?
I Swear | Smallville, Clark/Lex | vid by Dualbunny, Greensilver (trelkez), Pipsqueak & sweetestdrain (exitbybears)
If you’ve seen it, you know what you’re in for. If you don’t, no spoilers are given. It’s a romance, people. An epic romance.
This may be the greatest thing in the history of ever. Years now, after seeing it at its debut, all the things I ruptured laughing have finally healed, so BE WARNED. :D
Co-signed. Sometimes I make innocent fangirls just coming to Chicago for hockey watch this. It’s like a checklist: here’s where Sharpy filmed that hot dog commercial. Here’s where Kaner lives. Wave to Kaner! Here’s really great cupcakes. Have you seen Catbaby? What? No? Let us go back to your hotel/my place and rectify this immediately.
(…when you put it like that, it sounds almost wrong.)
oh my god this vid. if you aren’t spoiled, don’t read any more, just press play. watch.
captain america | crack!vid
this is literally the most perfect thing I have ever seen
okay but real talk alec hardison is probably the smartest person i’ve ever seen on a tv show and he is so genuinely kind/empathetic and emotionally intelligent and appreciative of other types of intelligence and was a foster kid and what i’m saying is alec hardison is literally one of the most valuable and incredible characters on television. actually i don’t know where i was going i just really love alec hardison, 24 yr old genius with a smartphone and a problem with authority G o OD BYE
THOSE LITTLE EYEBALLS
“NOOO DON’T TAKE MY BALL IT IS MY ONLY FRIEND”
I’m gonna depress the hell out of all of you. ready? ok go
so, that “stop devaluing feminized work post”
nice idea and all
but the thing is, as soon as a decent number of women enter any field, it becomes “feminized,” and it becomes devalued.
as women enter a field in greater number, people become less willing to pay for it, the respect for it drops, and it’s seen as less of a big deal. it’s not about the job- it’s about the number of women in the job.
observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field. so has happened with scores of other areas; nursing comes to mind
so the thing is, it’s not the work or the job that has to be uplifted and seen as more respectable. it will never work out, until people start seeing women as respectable
but there’s a doozy and who the fuck knows if it’s ever happening in my life time
"observe what happened with biology. it’s STEM, sure, but anyone in a male-dominated science will sneer at the idea of it being ‘for real,’ nevermind that everyone sure took it more seriously when it was a male dominated field."
Personal anecdote time! I’m in a biology graduate program. An acquaintance wanted to introduce some guy to me because his son was thinking about becoming an undergrad science major. When he found out I was in the biology department, he grinned and said, “Well, I guess that’s kind of related to science.”
I gave him what I hope was an icy look and said, “Isn’t it strange how men outside the field started saying that right around the time biology majors shifted from mostly male to mostly female?”
The guy got this look on his face like he was about to play the “just a joke” card, and then an older woman who had been standing nearby, talking to someone else, turned to me and said, “The same thing happened with real estate.” She went on to explain that, over the course of the career, the male-to-female ratio among real estate agents had dropped, and the pay and “prestige factor” of that job dropped along with it.
See also: doctors in the West vs. the former Soviet Union. One’s a masculinized, intellectually demanding profession, and one is an extension of the traditional “caring” role women are supposed to play…so who has more prestige and a better paycheck?
But still, I don’t think we can divorce feminized labor from feminine people.
In engineering school, I even saw this happen in more chemistry-centric engineering vs. physics-centric. Chemistry-centric engineering majors had more women in them, and were seen as easier than the majors with more men in them. Materials Science and Engineering (30% women) was considered easier than Applied and Engineering Physics (20% women). Never mind how hard both of them were—my Mat Sci concentration was solid state chemistry + solid state physics + semiconductor physics. Never mind that there was a class in Mat Sci that was required to graduate, and the professor flunked 50% of the class every year. (Okay, he was a jerk.)
You know what, I bought into it too, as an 18-year-old. I thought that I wasn’t as smart because I’d decided to major in Mat Sci not A&EP. This stuff gets to all of us.
More dicks = more respect.