marvel comics meme - 8/10 characters | Jessica Drew
Can I ask you something?
"Is it about boys?"
AOS countdown ➜ day 5: favourite female
Usually, one person doesn’t solve the solution,
but 100 people with 1% of the solution?
That will get it done. I think that’s beautiful,
pieces solving a puzzle.
idk if it has but someone should make it happen
Well that’s misogyny for you, and since Chloe Bennet is biracial, that’s racialized misogyny for you. Literally the entire show starts out from Skye’s POV, whenever Skye lies about something the audience is always in on it. The audience got a look at her cell when it was clear she hadn’t cut ties with Rising Tide, and every time she’s lied they showed she had a reason to lie. Coulson the agent in charge and Melinda May (the Calvary and also she’s on Fury’s shortlist of ppl he trusts) both trust her implicitly at the end of the season. Like from a filmmaking point of view we’re getting the story not from an omniscient view point but from Skye’s viewpoint I’d say somewhere in the neighborhood of 75% of the show until we’re given Ward’s flashbacks. So when I point out that Ward has been elevated at the cost of characters of color I’m specifically talking about how Skye was central to the storyline of the show until Ward became a traitor. Ward is depicted as an unlikeable grunt who lies just about everytime he speaks and btw none of his lies were actually explained away until he got flashbacks.
Skye has had to work really hard to prove herself to everyone on the team and she’s earned their trust. Ward has literally done nothing to earn anyone’s trust, including fandoms.
not to mention that Skye has been shown, repeatedly, to be the moral compass of the show (the show has frequently prioritized her moral stance over the already-familiar MCU character Coulson) and unless we are explicitly told otherwise we are meant to stand by Skye’s decisions as a viewer (including her decision to not let the Hitler Youth scumbag die) so i don’t even know which show these people are watching. in fact, if you take the end of “providence” and “the only light in the darkness” and “nothing personal” you see a multi-episode narrative arc, but it’s not Ward’s, it’s Skye’s, it’s her horror movie, we are meant to make the journey by her side and worry about her and be scared for her and hate Ward for her. in a broader sense i think the whole thing with Ward becomes part of Skye’s education (and a catalyst for the team becoming a real team, not a fake one with Ward in it like we had before). we should walk about Ward as a prop to Skye’s story, not the other way around.
but no, let’s not believe Skye when she is telling something that we the viewers of the MCU know to be true (presumable we’ve watched the Cap movies), let’s believe the NeoNazi spy we have seen murder a bunch of defenseless people in cold blood. i mean there’s racialized misogyny and then there’s Wardstans.
The Queen’s Readers: A Collection of Essays on the Words and Worlds of Tamora Pierce is now available!!!!
We can’t wait for you all to see everyone’s hard work and we hope you’ll love it as much as we do.
The Queen’s Readers contains 33 essays from 28 contributors, covering a myriad of topics ranging from personal reflections, literary critiques, and character studies. The Forward was written by Mark Oshiro of Mark Reads / Mark Watches. The Cover Art was designed by minuiko.
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Here’s to the Queen’s Readers!
[quietly prays for a bisexual Jemma Simmons]
"No, it’s not specifically a lesbian movie, but three of the leading characters are queer ladies. Here’s where it gets good, and where All Cheerleaders Die kicks a lot of horror tropes right in the face: their queerness does not exist to titillate any of the male characters…or male audience members for that matter. It’s simply part of the story, and drives certain pivotal plot points.” (x)
[pushes unnecessary love triangle out of the way to make room for some nice happy polyamory] nice
three words. just those these special words. and ill be yours forever.
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