"Bioshock Infinite ultimately dismisses Daisy and her outrage by painting her actions as monstrous. At the revolution’s climax, Daisy corners Fink, the man who is not only depicted as controlling the working class in Infinite, but was personally responsible for Daisy’s torture in the book. After shooting him point blank, she looks straight at Booker- at the player- and smears Fink’s blood across her face like a badge of honor. In addition to Fink’s borderline satirical stance on worker’s rights, the novella adds a dose of personal stakes to Fink’s killing. Thus, in a story dictated by violence and debts, he had it coming. If this were Daisy’s game, Fink would be her third act boss. “Achievement unlocked: revenge is a dish best served cold.” However, what should be read as an act of triumph for a sympathetic Daisy instead marks her descent into infamy. In killing Fink, she becomes the villain from Comstock’s scripture. But how do Daisy’s actions really differ from our own? The only way we as players engage with the world of Bioshock is through violence. For the most part it is the only way to solve any kind of problem in the game. To get from point A to point B we tear through room after room of faceless goons under the flimsy pretense of “wiping away the debt”- and it’s a debt we don’t even understand until the endgame. As players we’re even rewarded for the violence we commit with both story progression and non-diegetic trophies or achievements. By contrast, we know Daisy’s motivations. If anything, we have seen why a revolution is needed through the horrific displays of inequality and violence that permeate Columbia. However, when Daisy resorts to violence to solve her problems, and claim her trophy, she is disproportionally branded monstrous compared to the carnage we as players have left in our wake."
"I’m a monster," said the shadow of the Marquess suddenly. "Everyone says so."
The Minotaur glanced up at her. “So are we all, dear,” said the Minotaur kindly. “The thing to decide is what kind of monster to be. The kind who builds towns or the kind who breaks them."
— Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (via bleep0bleep)

martyrdeans:

deanmemereoccurring themes (3/4)

   The Impala representing Dean

elderleaves:

paperstreet-soapcompany:

a moment of silence for the english teachers that have to read angsty 13 year old creative writing

a moment of silence for the university professors that have to read what amounts to the same basic thing, now with 50% more grammar and syntax and 100% more pretention

spanglypants-mcfuckyou:

romanticise the fuck out of your identity. build a shining palace around your identity and decorate it with sparkles and shit if you want. it’s yours. no one else gets a say

natashabadassromanoff:

fuckyeah-nerdery:

Maybe Sam Pepper should have watched this episode.

Even a children’s show character knows the importance of consent. 

natashabadassromanoff:

fuckyeah-nerdery:

Maybe Sam Pepper should have watched this episode.

Even a children’s show character knows the importance of consent. 

coulsons-hawk:

ladylokiinthetardis:

See that loser up there? Yeah. That’s me. And I’m in trouble and really need some help.
I hate having to ask for help, but I don’t really have any other options and tumblr is a magical place that sends kids to Disney and helps people get out of nasty situations so I figured I’d give it a shot.
I was recently diagnosed with hearing loss that is going to necessitate hearing aids. The problem? Hearing aids are freakin’ expensive. As in $3,000 for the low end ones and $5,000 for the good ones. My entire family works full time, but that still doesn’t give us that kind of money to drop on this.
My job (and thus my ability to continue supporting my family and myself) relies pretty heavily on my hearing so this is something I really need as soon as I can manage.
I’ve set up a GoFundMe page where you can donate and I’ve got the widget on my page. If any of you have a dollar or two to spare it would help me more than you can imagine.
TL;DR I’m going deaf and can’t afford my hearing aids on my own. Please help if you can. Thank you. I love all you beautiful people.

Hey followers, see this chick? She’s really awesome and really sweet and pretty much a diehard Hawkeye fan. And, like me, she’s hard of hearing (hence why we both bonded over Hawkeye)
She was there for me when I was having a mini breakdown over a rather rough audiologist appointment, so I want to be there for her and help this post get majorly SIGNAL BOOSTED.
I have a lot of followers, and I understand that most of us don’t have a lot of extra cash, but even if all you donated JUST $1 that is a lot of good we can do. At the very least, please please reblog and signal boost.
C’mon tumblr; lets do some good and help out a fellow Hawkeye fan!

coulsons-hawk:

ladylokiinthetardis:

See that loser up there? Yeah. That’s me. And I’m in trouble and really need some help.

I hate having to ask for help, but I don’t really have any other options and tumblr is a magical place that sends kids to Disney and helps people get out of nasty situations so I figured I’d give it a shot.

I was recently diagnosed with hearing loss that is going to necessitate hearing aids. The problem? Hearing aids are freakin’ expensive. As in $3,000 for the low end ones and $5,000 for the good ones. My entire family works full time, but that still doesn’t give us that kind of money to drop on this.

My job (and thus my ability to continue supporting my family and myself) relies pretty heavily on my hearing so this is something I really need as soon as I can manage.

I’ve set up a GoFundMe page where you can donate and I’ve got the widget on my page. If any of you have a dollar or two to spare it would help me more than you can imagine.

TL;DR I’m going deaf and can’t afford my hearing aids on my own. Please help if you can. Thank you. I love all you beautiful people.

Hey followers, see this chick? She’s really awesome and really sweet and pretty much a diehard Hawkeye fan. And, like me, she’s hard of hearing (hence why we both bonded over Hawkeye)

She was there for me when I was having a mini breakdown over a rather rough audiologist appointment, so I want to be there for her and help this post get majorly SIGNAL BOOSTED.

I have a lot of followers, and I understand that most of us don’t have a lot of extra cash, but even if all you donated JUST $1 that is a lot of good we can do. At the very least, please please reblog and signal boost.

C’mon tumblr; lets do some good and help out a fellow Hawkeye fan!

hawxkeye:

fifty favorite fictional characters
↳ 7. Bruce Banner (The Avengers)

I got low, I didn’t see an end so I put a bullet in my mouth and the Other Guy spit it out. So I moved on. I focused on helping other people, I was good. Until you dragged me back into this freak-show and put everyone here at risk.

we-are-all-misfits-29:

baby angel face

thewicked-eternity