agents of shield meme: six scenes [4/6]
↳ “But be warned Lorelei is quite skilled at combat.”
# MCU # Agents of SHIELD # AoS # Melinda May # I just need them being best friends okay yes # we're all queues in the end
joan watson or jamie moriarty
# Elementary # Joan Watson # we're all queues in the end
Tony in tank tops is rapidly becoming a problem.
# Tony in tank tops is always a problem # Marvel # comics # Tony Stark # we're all queues in the end
Children. They were teaching children.
Rowena, Godric, Salazar; they tended to forget that. They saw young minds, young acolytes - eyes that would look up to them. Not innocence. Not childish wonder.
Toughen them, said Godric.
Make them smart, said Rowena.
And ambitious, above all, said Salazar.
But war and the real world; that was not where children belonged. Aye, they would belong one day, but it was not their part to turn them cruel, make them hard, make their eyes dart sideways always looking for ways to twist the world to further their own ends. They were to protect them. Shield them from the worst so that some good, some kindness would find its way into an ever darkening world. To give them weapons and teach them how to use them, but never tell them that those weapons were their only hope.
She’d seen in all the battles she’d rode out to just how dark the world could be. Was it not their duty to bring light into this world? To fight darkness with light; not with more darkness - with divisiveness and strife and hatred?
I will take them all, she said.
I will protect the ones you will not. I will save them. I will give them a home. They will be the last rays of all that is good in this world. I will teach them kindness. I will teach them loyalty. I will teach them selflessness.
I will teach them how to be the backbone, the heart of this world. I will teach them how to stand steadfast, when all hope is lost.
I will teach them how to be human, to be more than just one single word.
No, she knew, theirs would not be an easy path, or a glorious one. They would have no songs. No great tales in books. No laurels. No consolation, no thanks.
But they would be the reason why, when the darkness finally came, all of them in all their different colours would stand shoulder to shoulder and draw their wands as brothers in arms.
Not for achievements. Not for trophies. Not for power.
For goodness. For hope.
And when the time came for them to choose the words that would forever guide the children that would come to them, Helga smiled and engraved, upon a bronze plaque, these words:
Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus.
(But her students remembered a very different set of words. Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.)
(Helga Hufflepuff requested by boney-eyes-jefferson)
#and this my friends is why no one is quite sure what a hufflepuff really is #the answer is: everyone #they come in a million different shapes and sizes #they could be braver than gryffindors #and more cunning and more ambitious than slytherins #even smarter than ravenclaws #but they all come to hufflepuff #and there learn to be loyal and fair and goodhearted #and that quite possibly #is why hufflepuff has hardly any dark witches and wizards #because they have learnt how to be the very last line of defense #before chaos takes over the world #and this #THIS is the sleeping dragon you do not tickle #because if they can’t protect the earth you can be damned well sure they’ll avenge it
# Harry Potter # HP meta # Hufflepuff # this is why it makes me sad when people make fun of Hufflepuffs for 'being nice' # because seriously # why is that a bad thing # being nice can change the world # don't tell me not to be nice # don't tell me not to try and do good # because if I don't try to make the world the least bit better then what is the point of me
When you feel perpetually unmotivated, you start questioning your existence in an unhealthy way; everything becomes a pseudo intellectual question you have no interest in responding whatsoever. This whole process becomes your very skin and it does not merely affect you; it actually defines you. So, you see yourself as a shadowy figure unworthy of developing interest, unworthy of wondering about the world - profoundly unworthy in every sense and deeply absent in your very presence.
Ingmar Bergman (via sullenmoons)
someone please come to my apartment and feed me things with iron in them because I think I may not be getting enough of it
# I want red meat so badly # but I don't have the energy to cook anything # and also the only red meat I have is ground beef # note to self: look up iron supplements and see if walgreens sells any # Kelsey liveblogs life # food
# MCU # James Rhodes # War Machine # Iron Patriot # how much do I love Rhodey? # so so much # we're all queues in the end
A friend was in town over the weekend, and just as he left, he said “Hey–we broke up. I wanted to tell you. And I wanted to thank you for always reminding me that it’s okay to be single.”
He’s an old friend, in the awesome little brother category, a smart and sensitive person who’d been trying to make a relationship work. And there was a lot of pressure for him to make it work, because it would turn him into that magical thing our culture loves to celebrate—a married person!
And I’m so happy that my you are significant with or without a significant other mantra was valuable to him. That’s kind of one of my things—one of the things I love to tell people. A couple other things I love to tell people: go to counseling, make your own salad dressing, just about anyone can run a marathon. But I digress.
I love to tell people that it’s okay to be single because so many of my very favorite people are single. And it breaks my heart when they feel like they’re less or half or waiting around for their real lives to start. That’s garbage.
You are significant with or without a significant other. Marriage isn’t like being named prom queen. It’s a partnership, one I love being a part of. But it doesn’t make me more special. It’s not a status symbol.
Here’s the truth: some of the worst people I know are married. I don’t know how it happens. And some of the truly best people I know are single. I don’t know how that happens, either.
But what I do know is it’s not about the fundamental value of the person in question. Your value is not up for grabs, and certainly your value is not riding on a cultural obsession with romance and tulle and diamonds.
Single is cool. It’s far better to be single and happy than partnered and unhappy.
# I like this a lot # relationship talk # although it is also okay to not be single # but it is absolutely and entirely acceptable and healthy to be a complete person on your own terms # because you are you # and nobody else's # and anyone who tells you that you cannot be complete without another person is lying to your face # vague asexuality things # we're all queues in the end
The truth is a matter of circumstance. It’s not all things to all people, all the time. And neither am I.
# MCU # Avengers # Black Widow # Natasha Romanoff is better than you # we're all queues in the end
Warrior | Imagine Dragons
# ooh # music # Imagine Dragons # we're all queues in the end
# oh no # MCU # Iron Man # Tony Stark # this scene is not acceptable # we're all queues in the end
It’s been over two weeks since mankind failed to vote for “Persephone” as a name for one of Pluto’s moons - my way of coping with the disappointment was drawing Hades’ reaction, obviously.
this is adorable
# I like this a lot # mythology # Persephone # Hades # also I love her hair # we're all queues in the end
for commission list, sketchbook or nycc sketch list: firstname.lastname@example.org
# Caaaaaarol # Marvel # Captain Marvel # Carol Danvers # we're all queues in the end
Imagine how it would look if the Orion nebula is only four light years away - the distance the nearest star is to us, instead of 1,300 light years. It would be so bright that we wouldn’t be aware of the dark sky. We wouldn’t see other stars. The whole world would be the Orion nebula and the sun.
# space is amazing # astronomy # we're all queues in the end
make me choose: Clint Barton
or Natasha Romanoff