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18.09.2017 в 00:58
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“Nice boots, Tinker Bell!”: Steve Rogers as an allegory for the impossibility of perf
There’s nothing new about the consideration of male superheroes as icons of masculinity. Superman representing the pinnacle of wholesome, idealised masculine power, or The Hulk as an allegory for the angry, repressed male id. And these types of masculinity are not innate or inevitable. Masculinity, like all gender roles is a socially constructed performance.
But performative masculinity has a tension to it that performative femininity does not, because performing itself is seen as innately unmasculine. You cannot learn to be a real man, you are or you are not. You can’t make one or learn to be one. Because our story about masculinity is that it just is. It is an ur state of being. The most natural way for a human to be.
Steve Rogers came out of a bottle.
And Steve Rogers’s weapon is a shield. Steve does not attack, he defends. Steve Rogers is the only Avenger who does not thrust forward with a phallic weapon. From Loki’s staff to Clint’s arrows, Black Widow (who pairs so well with Steve because she is a phallic woman) has guns, Tony essentially is a giant penis (sorry, friends, that’s all I see), and of course no one would even pretend that Thor’s hammer isn’t Thor’s penis.
But Steve has a shield. And a shield isn’t particularly feminine. It is not a cup or a sheath or a hole. It is just anti-phallic.
And that is Steve. the non-phallic man. Because you can’t make a man in a machine. Only a strange kind of monster.
Steve Rogers did not begin as a man. Skinny Steve is a feminised man. A sissy. He fights against it - it’s a highly stigmatised way for a man to be - but he can’t win. He can’t win any fight. He is small, he is weak and sick. He starts trouble, but he needs to be rescued. He tries to pursue the most masculine thing he can, being a soldier, but as he stands there with his fluffy hair and child-body, his pretence at masculinity is rejected by the real men.
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@темы: steve rogers, metas, gender


короче давным давно увязалась в яму с эванстэном и с тех пор все время пытаюсь justify их отношения в своих глазах и... ну, вообще понять, почему они такие и почему остальные не цепляют. нашла только что в архиве давнейший скрин с какого-то видоса про их отношения. анализ того, как у них все может быть. реальность ли это или крепкая основа для фанфика - каждый сам пусть решает, а я просто терять не хочу, потому что очень все здорово.

@темы: metas, эванстэн


stiles is an adrenaline junkie or I'm worried about Stiles

Because I'm obsessed. It's official.

And if any of you link this to Jeff Davis I’m going to be upset because I am borderline going insane and reading waaay too much into this show and Stiles’ character and seriously. I would be so embarrassed if he read this and it was completely wrong, okay?

I’m a Film student. Not a Psychology student. And it shows. Because I want to talk about the psychological side of things, but I don’t have the training or the words and I’m sorry about that. It’s all word vomit.

Also, it goes against almost everything I’ve read about Stiles. Yeah, some people have said they were worried about how dark Stiles is but nothing like some of the stuff I’m talking about in this. Most people talk about how he’s the glue of the show. How he’s the heart of the pack. How he’s a perfect baby angel. Oh wait. That’s me.

This isn’t about Stiles’ relationship with Lydia. Or Scott. Or Derek. Or his father. It’s about his relationship with himself.

This is about Stiles’ jokes and sarcasm and how they aren’t really funny. His comedy is also about 80% physical. Meaning, it’s how his face and body moves that makes him the funny guy, not his words. But he does have a few one liners that are memorable and make us laugh. Thing is, I think there are more to them than a chance to laugh. Because we all are starting to see that Stiles is about 10 times more than just the Comic Relief Sidekick (TM.) and he said it himself:

“I’m 147 pounds of skin and bones, sarcasm is really my only defense.”

I’d also like to note that, I’ve been fast forwarding to all the Stiles parts and let me tell you, he’s a big mover of the plot. I’m pretty sure a non-watcher could watch all the just Stiles parts and be caught up just fine. That’s how important his character is to the plot. I never realized just how much of the action would not have happened if Stiles had not been in the thick of it, making it happen. Which says a lot about the kinda guy he is.

But seriously. The guy has a lot of guilt and selfishness and self-less-ness and he’s this giant walking contradiction that should be failing all his classes because of all the stress he’s under but he’s not.

He’s actually excelling under it. Except for his relationship with his father, the guy is actually taking everything in strides.

And no one is worried about that.

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@темы: teen wolf, stiles, metas


Criminal Minds Headcanons (Meta): Aaron Hotchner

So the thing that stands out to me most about Criminal Minds, besides the incredible, incredible way they handle other cultures, ideas, and concepts (as in: anything not straight, white, Christian, cis and American, although they haven't (probably wisely) really tackled anything to do with gender) are the characters. And I could ramble about characters all day. And I have my own interpretations of all of them? Especially the way they feel about each other, etc. So I'm gonna write up my headcanons I think! And post 'em over the next few days while editing/writing this fic that I promise is actually happening.

So, um. This is sort of kind of in order of favorites? But I love them all so much that the gaps between them are infinitesimal.

Aaron Hotchner

To me, Hotch is the textbook FBI Agent. He looks the part. He acts the part. He's collected, he's official, he's polite, but the overwhelming impression he gives off is that he is intense. If someone you hold dear has been murdered and Agent Hotchner is on the job, the murderer will be brought to justice. If your son or daughter is missing and Agent Hotchner is on the job, you will get your child back. That, especially. Any case having to do with children is a case where Hotch's intensity actually gets a little bit dangerous. It is the one place where he will break the rules (well, then and when his team is involved, and in my head his team is as much his family as his wife and son), and he will break them without question if he feels it is the Right Thing To Do. He is a little bit humorless and a little bit hard, too hard maybe sometimes, but he's got this incredible core of emotion that he sometimes lets slip through. When he smiles, the world lights up.

He has a deep understanding of and an incredible trust in Gideon. If Hotch can't do it himself, Gideon can. Often, Hotch thinks Gideon could do it better. He knows more about Gideon than the rest of the team does, but doesn't feel it's his place to share any of that information. He understands that trust must be earned, and values the trust that Gideon has in him enormously.

He's very protective of the Team in general, but probably most protective of Reid. Not because he doesn't think Reid can handle himself, but because he knows exactly when Reid can handle himself. He knows when Reid needs a push in the right direction, needs someone to break him out of his own head and get him moving. He knows what's going on with Reid, and he's decided to let him deal with it unless he reaches out to himself or Gideon. He wonders every day if that's the right decision.

In my head, Hotch is a little bit of a Morgan/Reid shipper. Not really in a romantic sense, but he sees Morgan as Reid's best shield, and the best friend he has on the team. He uses Morgan to keep an eye on Reid. Not as a spy so much as to know that someone's making sure he's okay when he can't do it himself. He doesn't even have to tell Morgan any of that. Morgan knows. Of all the team, though, Hotch probably has the least in common with Morgan - they come from very different worlds, and work in very different ways. However, they connect incredibly well on an intellectual level. Together, Morgan and Hotch can walk through a house and tell the resident things they didn't know about themselves, all the way back to their birth.

J.J, in a lot of ways, is Hotch's right hand woman. He holds no real illusions that he chooses the cases they take; he understands and respects the work she does in bringing the files to his desk. They're very similar in a lot of ways, and Hotch knows that. He knows how hard it must be for her to turn down cases that could very well get worse without their intervention, and completely respects her convictions. If J.J. comes to him and asks him to bend the rules, he's more likely to do it than he would be for anyone except maybe Gideon. Also in my head they have the same taste in women, and Hotch is the first one J.J. came out to at the Bureau. (Yes, my headcanon J.J. is gay. We'll get to that later.)

He thinks Garcia is unapologetically adorable, and holds a kind of admiration for her ability to pull off both that and the genius-level hacking that she does on a daily basis. She makes him smile with her flirting, more than anyone else on the team, and when she's done particularly well he sees no harm in rewarding her with some flirting back. While Gideon is completely clueless as to what Garcia actually does, Hotch understands enough of it to respect it even more.

Prentiss and Hotch got off on the wrong foot. He saw her as trying too hard, eager to get into something she didn't really understand the gravity of. He constantly struggles with the darkness and horror that he deals with every day, and seeing a promising young woman desperate to thrust herself into that world activated his protective instinct hardcore. By now, however, she has fully proven herself as far as he is concerned. She's one of His, and he'll do all he can for her. She also constantly surprises him, something he's grown to appreciate about her. She, also, is someone he knows he can trust with Reid's safety.

And lastly Elle. Hotch regrets letting Elle pull away as much as he did. He feels entirely responsible for what happened to her - not only because he sent her home, but because of the set of morals he feels she learned at his feet. The conviction to do what you think is Right, despite the rules. The idea that there are some things, things that you deeply care about, that are above the law, that should be taken into your own hands. And it scares him a little because he's not entirely sure he believes she was wrong. Out of line, yes, but those concepts are not entirely the same thing. He misses her, and sometimes he thinks about calling her but his sense of propriety as a married man won't let him without some sort of excuse.

@темы: aaron hotchner, criminal minds, metas


27.06.2017 в 12:26
Пишет Jeanne dArc:

my otp
По фильмам из всех отношений мне всегда больше всего нравились отношения Гарри и Гермионы. Причём, не могу сказать, что я их шипперила романтически. Но именно как идеальные платонические отношения. И пока я читаю книги, я всё больше убеждаюсь в своей любви к ним. Их отношения вдохновляют. Они светлые и честные.

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@темы: metas, harmione, HP, platonic love


15.06.2017 в 21:40
Пишет Jeanne dArc:

Разоблачение Роулинг

"That’s why we need to disarm the idea that JK’s personal canon is the be all end all of interpretation."

К счастью или к сожалению мне довелось впервые читать серию книг про Гарри Поттера в нынешнем возрасте. Я никогда особо не была в фандоме и все фильмы смотрела в пол глаза. А последние части я в кинотеатре смотрела просто как один из фантастических сказочных фильмов. Для меня вселенная ГП никогда не имела особого значения. Теперь, когда я на 4ой книге, то могу себе представить восторг, который испытывали подростки, когда появлялись новые книги. Могу представить как с каждым годом рос фандом. Никто не знал, чем закончатся приключения чудо-мальчика и наверняка было множество теорий и догадок относительно всех загадок в книгах. И теперь я могу понять нетерпение и удивление моих друзей, которые узнавали, что не читала ни одной книги.
С другой стороны, мне нравится, что я читаю их сейчас со взрослой перспективы. У меня нет того переосмысления, которое происходит с ГП фантами, которые стали на много взрослее. Что-то в их памяти законсервировалось как факт и не желает быть переосмысленным, что-то на данным момент вызывает шок, что тогда казалось отличным пейрингом. Я же как будто смотрю на всё со стороны и пытаюсь составить своё мнение о персонажах и книге. В связи с этим мне попался хороший пост, который напоминает, что сказка, которую мы привыкли лелеять в детстве, при взрослом прочтении может выявить для нас множество страшных и странных вещей. Это как разоблачить Вошлебника Оз, который казался могущественным и справедливым и который исполнит твои желания. А потом ты узнаешь, что это не волшебник, а трусливый, испуганный взрослый.
В посте говорится и о Снейпе, который был популярен в 2008-2009 и как сейчас почти весь фандом согласен с тем, что он ужасный абьюзинвый учитель. И про Дамблдора, который чуть ли не самый манипулирующий герой в ГП. Но в целом, пост довольно позитивный. Он напоминает нам о том, какое положительное влияние на фандом оказывают хэдканоны про расовые и сексуальные меньшинства. Потому что хэдкаоны существуют для того, чтобы сделать для себя канон лучше. Чтобы добавить в него то, что не хватает и сделать более цельным.

and now for a little rant I like to call, Growing Up With Harry Potter: Accepting that JK Rowling is Not as Perfect As You Thought She Was When You Were Thirteen and That’s OK

I think it’s really interesting the way everyone is beginning to respond to Harry Potter in hindsight. There’s this whole generation of kids born in the nineties who were young enough when Deathly Hallows came out that we’ve had the opportunity to read the complete series through a few times throughout our adolescence, and been subject to the uncomfortable identification of new issues with each re-read.

I remember the first time I read the books through again after DH came out, and having been a Snape sympathiser all through 2008 and 2009, realise that, actually, he was an awful, awful person. Dumbledore too, changed dramatically in my eyes, and you can see this shift in fandom as well. Not three years ago I got into a huge fight with someone on tumblr about Snape being an abusive character, and I received quite a bit of backlash at the time from Snape lovers (remember when that was a huge thing?), these days on tumblr, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t think Snape was at least a bit of an asshole. Popular opinion hates him now, but back in 2006 one of the the most popular artists on dA had the username ‘snapesnogger’, and got that way drawing a lot of sympathetic chibis of him.

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@темы: metas, hp world


30.05.2017 в 21:06
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@темы: твари, metas, hp world