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Ultimate friendship:
↳ Steve and Natasha

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  • bucky: did it hurt when you fell from heaven
  • bucky: and then crashed into ice
  • bucky: and then froze yourself for 66 years
  • steve:
  • bucky: 'cause that was dumb as shit


are you fucking kidding me

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… “You must have shown me real loyalty down in the Chamber. Nothing but that could’ve called Fawkes to you.” That’s the very first thing Dumbledore thanks and praises Harry for. Not for rescuing Ginny, or saving the school from the basilisk, or for keeping Voldemort from coming back, but for loyalty.

Dumbledore judges the people he works with based first and foremost on how loyal they are to him. Not because he thinks he’s all that, but because, as I said, he views people as game pieces, and you can’t have your game pieces acting up, can you? He values his pieces. He wants to advance and protect them. But he doesn’t want them running off beyond his sphere of influence and doing their own thing. I think there’s something very ambiguous about Dumbledore’s habit of seeking out desperate, socially outcast people and doing them one or two huge favors that leave them bound to him for life. Remus, Hagrid and Snape all fit that pattern, and Trelawney and Firenze appear to join the ranks in OOP. It kind of makes me wonder what Dumbledore has done for Fletcher, Moody and Shacklebolt.

…The problem with Sirius is, he’s not loyal to Dumbledore at all; he’s loyal to Harry. From Dumbledore’s point of view, it’s as if he’s playing wizard chess, and one of the knights suddenly decides that he doesn’t care what happens to the king, he’s just going to take care of that little pawn on the left. So Dumbledore does the only thing he thinks he can do — he sticks his recalcitrant knight into a safe, isolated corner of the board and keeps him from making any moves. Perfectly sensible and strategically sound, as long as you don’t expect your game pieces to have any pesky emotions or psychological issue that need to be taken into account.

…Dumbledore’s actions at Hogwarts are another symptom of his general approach. He doesn’t treat it just as a school, but also as an instrument in his strategy. People like Snape, Hagrid and Trelawny — all lousy teachers, in very different ways — are given their jobs as perks, because of their past or future usefulness to the Order, and because it strengthens their bonds of loyalty to Dumbledore.

OTOH, look at Lupin, who is a talented teacher. Why wasn’t he hired before Harry’s third year, especially given the difficulty of finding qualified DADA professors? My theory is that Dumbledore didn’t consider it necessary. As far as he knew, Lupin was already totally loyal simply because Dumbledore had allowed him to attend Hogwarts. There was no need to bribe him with a job. He was hired only when his familiarity with Sirius became an important factor. Once Sirius proved not to be a threat, Lupin was allowed to resign…

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I am going to die surrounded by the biggest idiots in the galaxy.

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i swear to god quidnunc-life after i finish this big bang i WILL write the shield/hydra rival frat au 

i have vague ideas for an actual plot—

rumors from the summer’s beach week about eta upsilon delta (aka hydra) dismantling rival fraternity sigma lambda delta (aka shield) from the inside seem to gain traction once the fall semester gets underway, especially with the sudden appearance of a new intimidating hydra brother no one at shield had ever seen before.

"most of the inter-fraternity council doesn’t believe he exists," natasha said. "the ones who do call him the winter bro. he’s strong, really fast at flip-cup, and apparently has an arm made of natty light cans but frankly i think that’s bullshit." 

but with steve having the subtly of a brick on recon missions, natasha trying to navigate secretly being a member of every sorority on campus as well as shield, making sure thor’s weird younger brother never gets past the oddly-literal bouncer, and repairing all the furniture bruce manages to damage during his ragers, they’ve already got enough on their hands. 

bam. plot. three hours of headcanoning will not go to waste.


Baby, I’m just gonna shake shake shake shake shake… Shake it off!

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what a beautiful day to not be in high school

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