The problem isn’t the idea of aspiration itself, or of dedication and perseverance, or of inspirational quotes. The problem isn’t the belief that relentlessly pursuing one’s dreams can lead to success, though it should be approached with the recognition that it takes a lot of good fortune and the right opportunities, and the empathy to understand that those who never have those breaks should not be figures of contempt or object lessons in failure. The problem isn’t even the idea that people of unshakable will can change the world, though this should be tempered with the recognition of a moral context: the unshakable will of Gandhi to change the world had a very different endgame than the equally unshakable will of Hitler to change the world. The problem is that none of these are being presented honestly. They are, instead, being presented in the form of marketing, in the form of advertising. They are not personal messages of achievement and inspiration; they are commercials. They are meant only to sell you something, whether it’s trinkets for a particular charity, or treatment at a particular hospital, or the idea that you should give up on such quaint notions as job security and benefits in our bold new digital economy. Whatever they’re specifically selling, they are commercials, and commercials are never to be trusted, especially when the message delivered is one of contempt for the ordinary man, the average citizen, the person who could be you if you weren’t so unique and special.
Damn good. Lots of other quotable bits too.
(Tho, one thing, in my experience as an ordinary uncreative scrub I’ve rarely felt the kind of contempt under discussion from artists. As the essay says, it’s from parasites and shills and hopeful parrots.)
Ok fine this is a Loki song at the end of YA
This was almost on the playlist, if I remember correctly.
Mostly works for Noh too, though he’s not quite as self-pityingly passive-aggressive with it.
Ragnarök ? Tony can deal with it ! ~(uwu)
30 ‘days’ OTP challenge part 5: kissing!!
Honestly? I’m still confused how I managed THAT in four hours.
No scratch that I’m still confused how I managed THAT.
I love it! My first kiss and nsfw and I’m completely happy with it! (except that I completely ignored the Arc reactor when it came to shading ;P)
References were used in so far that I spent half an hour on google images staging at kissing guys.
Hope everyone likes it!
(Again for anyone who didn’t catch on yet, it’s COW-Jotun!Loki from my fic)
The beautiful United States of America.
God’s Gonna Cut You Down || A southern gothic mix
The Lord’s gonna come for your first born son
His hair’s on fire and his heart is burning
So go to the river where the water runs
Wash him deep where the tides are turning
This isn’t no land of comfort. The earth is tired, and she heaves her rattling breaths through the dry grass. Dust hangs like a shroud on your shoulders and settles on the scuff of your shoes. Here, there’s religion in the cracked pages of Scripture and in the rim of a whiskey bottle. Our father who art in Heaven, He’s got a harsh heart. There’s bad blood in the bible; sins are not forgiven here, they are only absolved once the dues are paid. Here, grizzled men exhale their souls in cigarette smoke as they idle on the porch. Their venom is inside of slow smiles, as smooth as molasses. Here, women are sunken-eyed; they’ve got cleavers tied to their apron strings, vengeful and weary, faces hewn out of scrap iron. Nothing really lives here. The hoot owl whistles in the old cemeteries by dusk, but the real burial grounds are elsewhere- men find their graves at the bottom of the river, at the deepest hour of night. May they rest in sin indeed.
Don’t you lift him, let him drown alive
The good Lord speaks like a rolling thunder
Let that fever make the water rise
And let the river run dry
- Blood On My Name - The Wright Brothers
- Grounds For Divorce - Elbow
- David - Noah Gundersen
- Maneater - Blue-Eyed Blondes
- Bottom Of The River - Delta Rae
- Bartholomew - The Silent Comedy
- Nothing But The Water, Pt. 1 - Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
- Rolling In On A Burning Tire - The Dead Weather
- 99 Problems (Jay-Z Cover) - Hugo
- Beat The Devil’s Tattoo - Black Rebel Motorcyle Club
- God’s Gonna Cut You Down Johnny Cash
- Raise Hell - Brandi Carlisle
- Chop and Change - The Black Keys
- Awake O Sleeper - The Brothers Bright
"Let no man bring me harm, I bear the marks of Jesus."
#no you don’t understand#I will watch this scene on a loop forever#because James Rhodes is the fucking best#Also the part where he hides the arc reactor from Hammer#and the other dude is like hey isn’t that the power source#And Rhodey is like no it’s my dumb fucking best friend’s fucking heart shut up about it#because even when he is livid with Tony he is still watching out for him#Because RHODEY IS THE BEST FRIEND YOU COULD EVER HAVE
Bless these tags (via jenngeek)
Hey look at that! An update!!
I swear I’ve been meaning to post this one for ages, but I still have no IS on my new home, so yeah…
Now we get to see what Tony has been up to back home
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