When The Avengers hit theaters almost two years ago, a lot of people made fun of Hawkeye and Black Widow because they were regular human beings teamed up with a super-soldier, a man in a flying metal fighting suit, a giant green monster with unimaginable strength, and a god. And it’s true that Hawkeye seemed like he existed primarily as a plot point, but Black Widow, now, she kicked ass and showed some serious depth as a character.

If you’re still skeptical, try thinking of Black Widow this way: She’s an human being without super powers. She’s an amazing athlete with serious expertise in several martial arts. She dresses in black, and wears a belt. She sometimes uses gadgets. She’s incredibly stealthy. Some seriously bad things have happened to her in the past. She doesn’t always exactly follow the law. Sound familiar?

I’m not saying that the Widow is precisely a female version of Batman – there are many obvious differences, most prominently her use of guns and willingness to kill. But I’d be willing to bet that most of the people who scoffed at the Widow’s presence in The Avengers would never dream of saying anything of that sort about Batman. The fact is that Black Widow, as portrayed by Scarlett Johansson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is a terrific character who absolutely belongs with the more conventional superheroes.

Nowhere is this more evident than in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Black Widow has a much bigger role in this film than she’s had before, and you get to see just how multifaceted her character really is, as well as see her kick some more very serious ass. In movies, she’s the best argument there has been so far that calling characters like her “female superheroes” or “superheroines” is just silly: she, and they, are superheroes; the fact that they’re female really isn’t relevant.

thirteeneighteenfive:

thecatalier:

flagget:

keatonpickles:

trevorabarber:

deltasandshields:

wat

I love this toss so much. And it’s actually really easy to do.
You lay the silk flat on the ground and put the (in this case paper/glitter) on the silk near the pole. Then roll it up until it’s all covered by the rolled part.
When you toss the silk will unroll and release what you put in it at the peak of the toss.

wat

things go in flag, roll flag like burrito, clench tight until you toss, burrito goes poof, things rain down, pretty

thanks science side of tumblr


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thirteeneighteenfive:

thecatalier:

flagget:

keatonpickles:

trevorabarber:

deltasandshields:

wat

I love this toss so much. And it’s actually really easy to do.

You lay the silk flat on the ground and put the (in this case paper/glitter) on the silk near the pole. Then roll it up until it’s all covered by the rolled part.

When you toss the silk will unroll and release what you put in it at the peak of the toss.

wat

things go in flag, roll flag like burrito, clench tight until you toss, burrito goes poof, things rain down, pretty

thanks science side of tumblr

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kaible:

Occasionally I remember this video exists and it sums up so much of my experience of being dragged to resale stores with my mom

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athelstanning:

COMIC BOOK MEME 5/5 favourite male characters: Clint Barton (Hawkeye)

I mean, I can’t miss… I’m on a team with super-humans And one god, in case you’ve forgotten. […] And if I miss, it means I’m just another dude with a bow. It means I’ve been fooling myself this whole time. And that’s why I never miss.

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nhlbruins:

We’re all on the same team. #BostonStrong

nhlbruins:

We’re all on the same team. #BostonStrong

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anthfan:

This is beautifully done

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I was created human; But I was made to be a monster.

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twelvepaldii:

pendragoned:

#THAT’S BIG COMING FROM YOU CAPTAIN AMERICA

the only thing that makes this better is that that chick is black widow

twelvepaldii:

pendragoned:

#THAT’S BIG COMING FROM YOU CAPTAIN AMERICA

the only thing that makes this better is that that chick is black widow

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bcrnes:

a study in fashion + clint barton

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dessnering:

be cool Hannibal, be cool.

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govthookercoulson:

And here we see Hawkeye, undercover and shooting a gun but still instinctively pulling a bowstring.

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