Grant Ward is Nazi. Yes, I said it.
I don’t write rants on the internet. I enjoy reading them, often having my faith in humanity destroyed and restored multiple times in a single Tumbler thread. I love Marvel’s Agents of Shield and enjoy being apart of the fandom but lately Ward supporters have been annoying me. They are bashing people when it’s pointed out that Ward is a Nazi and should be treated as such. I don’t like Nazis and I don’t understand why anyone would want to support one, fictional or real. So, here I am for the first time in a long time typing out a rant. A very long one at that…
First off facts: #1 Nazi’s are real, they weren’t made up from someone’s imagination but they are a real group of people who murdered more than 6 million people, all because they didn’t care for their religion. Let us also not forget about the million homosexuals, handicapped, and gypsies that were killed as well. #2 HYDRA is based off of real Nazis, cannon saying that HYDRA was formed because the Nazi’s weren’t going far enough #3 There are still Nazis active in the world (ex Neo Nazis, KKK etc.).
That should be enough to make anyone a little sick but everyone has a right to like what they like right? So why has this brought me out of the shadows and into the fray? Because the power of the media and how that power can change the world for better or worse. In the years leading up to the Holocaust, the Nazi party used the media to make the Jews into the scapegoats of every German problem. Newspapers were full of stories about how bad Jews were, how gypsies were thieves and how homosexuals were deviants. Of course it was okay to take away a Jew’s business, his home, his life. Media played its part to blind German citizens in thinking that it was all okay.
Now let’s think about recent history and the power of television and movies. Will and Grace was a breakthrough TV show, one that shined a light on gay people and showed the world that in the end, that is what they were, people. No better, no worse than any heterosexual. It influenced a generation of people to have open minds and hearts. Television shows and movies in the last 15 years started to have a African American as the President of the United States. We now have a African American President, and no matter if you support his policies or not, it is saying something that we have come this far after so much ignorance and hatred. (Yes, I know we have a lot further to go.) The point is the media influences people for better or worse.
This is why it bothers me so much when I see people doing the hail HYDRA salute or trying to make Ward sympathetic character. It also bothers me that so many of Ward supporters are women. What has happened to my sisters, that we have become blinded by a nice set of abs and a tight ass? Would Ward have as many supporters if he had a bald patch and a beer gut? Have we become just as obsessed with abs and ass as we often accuse men of being?
Ward is a Nazi. He signed up knowingly for HYDRA. No one kidnapped him, threatened his family, or brainwashed him. He killed without remorse and he betrayed his teammates. Yes, he had a tragic childhood, but that is no excuse to become a murderer.
I will admit the actor playing him is both a great actor and very good looking. But the character of Grant Ward is a Nazi, plain and simple, and there is nothing sympathetic about a Nazi.
sunshine-and-pie replied to your post “Philnda AU Challenge - Day 1 Mythical Creature AU”
Woohoo!! :) This is seriously a great imaginative idea for an AU. And I love May as a Phoenix, btw. She really is. It’s just perfect.
Philnda AU Challenge - Day 1 Mythical Creature AU
The water lapped around his ears. He could hear the gentle hum of the fish under the sea as he let the current slowly pull him along. He was off duty, life was fine for once. The seaweed tickled his back as he let the memories flow with the tide. Memories if cold and ice. Of going against his king to stop a giant. Of losing his family, and his-
“I see you are no longer banished.” A voice called out to him, a burst of heat accompanying it. The feminine voice descended to what must have been a nearby dock. He gulped down water and blinked it fiercely out of his eyes until he focused on the woman sitting there on the edge. “Hello again, Phil.”
“Melinda.” He replied politely. He swam quickly over to the edge of the dock, and reached up for the wooden slats. He grabbed her hands instead, they were hot under his skin and steam appearing between their palms, and she pulled him up onto the edge with her. He watched as the water dripped off his glimmering silver fin, falling back into the sea. “So, what brings you to this sea shore?”
“Director Fury said there had been complaints of a merman right by your house. He suggested I take a peek. .” She handed him a stack of papers.
“Orders from Fury?” Phil asked. . May nodded, and let the heat flow out through her hair, turning it briefly into flames. ”He’s a cyclops, how does he write this?”
"Maria Hill is a were fox."
"True, but that doesn’t answer my question." He replied. “Now why exactly is Nick Fury giving me orders? I may have just returned from my banishment but I’m still getting used to the flippers again.” He flipped through the waterproof pages. “And Fury knows that I’m Asexual, right?”
“Merpeople’s voices have the ability to make anyone or thing bow to your will, barring Fury-”
“Cyclops have no taste in music.” Coulson grumbled.
“So then you can convince this Tony Stark to give his technology to SHIELD. According to Fury.” May replied. “Do you want me to come along with you?”
“No, it’s okay. Having only one person show up might put them at ease. Though I can meet up with you later, get some ice cream, and debrief.”
“How about coffee instead.” She brushed a stray feather off her arm.
“Fine.” He muttered. “And I haven’t sung for you, so you know you’ve suggested it, not me trying to make you suggest it.”
“You say that every time, Phil.” He could see her taking a deep breath. The sea was always present, always a companion. The smell of the salt water would grab hold of you, and you could never truly leave it. That’s why banishment is the worst punishment for a merperson. Stripped of your tail and barred from the sea, and yet it constantly calls you back to it’s depths. Other people and species too could not truly resist the call of the sea. The call that lived in each merperson.
“I’m a mermaid, I make people do things-” He started to say. He could feel the hum in the back of his throat, calling the little fish to where his tail rested in the water.
“You rescued me, years ago. I’ve been helping you resist your drowning impulses. Friends like that go out for coffee.” Was Melinda’s reply with no bright smile on her face. There used to be on there though. Before someone else called to her, and to those around her. She never smiled after that.
“Maybe you should come with me. From what I hear about Tony Stark, he may cause me to relapse.” His fingers twitched.
“You’ll do fine.” May attempted to assure him.
“I can tell you are rolling your eyes, even when I’m attempting to memorize how many doctorates this guy has.”
“I trust you. Lola’s been working on your car, so you can use that to get in. Your files are in there too. Welcome back,Coulson.” He glanced back for a second, before the flame grew too intense. When the light finally returned to normal, the phoenix was flying away to the south.
“I didn’t drown him! Instead I helped save him from an automaton that was pretending to be a human! And I think his assistant is a nymph.”
“Phil-” The Phoenix started to say. They were back in her office now, with her back to the sunny window. He’d dove into the large fish tank that May had somehow managed to sneak into her office.
Well, Blake helped. He was a Seer after all, he could avoid all the guards.
“Sorry, May. It’s just nice to be back doing things.” He sunk to the bottom of the fish tank, and let his gills flutter in the water.
“I agree. But there’s more work for you to do right now.” She walked back to her desk, small fires setting themselves and then extinguished in her wake. As she drew closer to the fishbowl, it started to boil. Phil Coulson quickly got out of the water, and let his fins turn back to legs.
“Are you going to tell me it over coffee?”He asked as he stood up to grab his clothes from the nearby chair.
“No, we’re just going to pick up something that was lost by an AIM agent.” She said as she handed the files over.
“Well, yeah. You need to go immediately, I need to tell you what happened. We can pick up coffee on the way. Plus you may need some firepower to accomplish this task.”
“That was a painful pun.” He finally said. May just gave a shrug. “Okay then. Let’s go. But I’m driving.”
“That’s fine. That means I can read to you.”
“Melinda,. there’s another reason for you coming with me, isn’t there.” He asked at the edge of the rest stop. Thank goodness there was one that served fish. Even with his convertible’s hood up, the sun was still drying his skin out. That’s the problem with mixing merpeople and phoenix’s. Merpeople need water because it is life itself. Phoenix’s flourish in dry heat.
“No.” Was the curt reply. “I know you can’t drive over long distances.”
“The Purple Man is running the company. You had to know that. Melinda?” He asked after a second. She was busy fidgeting with the radio. “Don’t play with me, I know you can’t hear music.”
“I can hear you sing.” She said softly. “Why is his ability to control different from yours? Why won’t you sing? If you sing, will it stop his control?”
“And I’m not now. Melinda, I have done all I can. I can’t drown you. I won’t force you to do anything you won’t want to do, but just give me a straight answer. Is this a mission, or is this revenge for what he made you do?”
“I won’t answer that.”
“And that’s fine. You’re my pal, Melinda. And if this will get that… that…FANGTOOTH-” He hissed through sharpened teeth.
“A fangtooth fish. It’s… it’s really evil looking. Nevermind. I’ll help. I’d do whatever’s in my power to help you.”
“Anything in your power?” May grinned as the car started up. “I think I know what you can do.”
Mermaids put on a pretty face. They always made you think they are beautiful, that they are harmless. They would flash their tail, maybe giggle if the situation call for it, blush as needed, but their teeth were sharp, all bowed to their will, and all were trained in war.
But there was also another ability. A secret one.
The ability to manipulate water.
But when a low hum began to reverberate throughout the office complex, everyone ignored it. Maybe they checked their phones.
But when the tidal wave crashed through their front office, the grunts began to scatter. More abandoned post after seeing the two people walking in the middle of the water. The man and the woman, with the woman letting off tiny bits of flame that weren’t extinguished. Not a drop out of place, just a relentless trek towards the back office.
But someone was waiting there, and as soon as they drew close, the water separated and the phoenix flew out. Fire spewed out of her mouth while water surrounded the henchman. He tossed the gun away, and the man and the bird walked into the office.
Twenty minutes later, Phil Coulson and Melinda May had coffee while filling out paperwork for the arrest.
“I told you, you were a perfect foil for The Purple Man.” May finally said. “And thank you for recording your song. We can use it to block out his abilities.”
“Do you feel better?” He finally asked after a second. She shook her head.
“No, but I never thought I would. But at least he can face a trial for what he’s done now.” She said after a few minutes, with a small smile on her face. “Thank you, Phil.”
“You’re welcome, May. But this was all your doing- Why is Agent Blake staring at us?” He blinked at the coffee shop’s door where, in fact, Agent Blace in his purple robes was staring at them and making some odd gestures.
“No idea, but we should probably move if we got a Seer being urgent.” May said as she packed up her stuff. Phil Coulson followed.
Classic Hollywood AU - Philinda (inspired by haveievermentioned)
Phil Coulson and Melinda May are Hollywood’s hottest musical duo. From tap to Gershwin, these two talented actors have set the highest standard on the silver screen.
OH MY GOSH THIS IS GORGEOUS AND PERFECT.
can I just
This is wonderful, assuming the dragon also shelves things correctly. Lord knows that the knights wouldn’t.
In other words, 77% of voters believe abortion is immoral. If you are part of the 77% and justify your position by claiming to be ‘personally pro-life’, you are just as guilty as the mothers who pay abortionists to rip their living children to pieces.
Reach deep within your heart and find the courage to speak for the voiceless and defend the defenseless. Be unafraid, be unashamed, and above all, be unrelenting.
Stand for Life.
Woah! Nice new threads.
PotterFacts 7/404 | The Chamber of Secrets
"Gilderoy Lockhart is the only Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher to have no connection at all to Voldemort."
That’s because even Voldemort has a certain demand for skill and competence
that was the sickest burn i have ever seen
What do you mean there was never a plot arc where Boyd got some answers, Erica got to tear shit up, and Danny got to use his talents?
#somewhere in another world there’s a whole subplot that never showed up in the show#where Isaac tells Boyd and Erica about losing Cameron#and for the next few weeks they spend their nights curled around him#keeping him safe from dreams and memories alike#and then one night curled there in the darkness Boyd tells him about Alicia#and Erica sits up and a stray scrap of light from outside catches her eyes#and they shine like a predator’s and she says ‘we can find her’#and maybe a few days later Isaac catches Danny after lacrosse practice#and tells him ‘we’ll trade you answers for answers’#and Isaac and Boyd tell Danny about werewolves and everything going on with Jackson and Lydia#and then ask Danny for his help finding Alicia#and he tells them Jackson already explained—but he’ll help them anyway#because no one deserves to never know what’s happening to their loved ones#and then when they find her (because of course they find her) they’re trying to figure out how to get to her#and Danny just scoffs and says ‘what—you think you’re the only ones with packmates?’#and they don’t give him funny looks because by now they know to trust Danny#so they just plan to take a four-day-weekend#Danny clears their absences on Friday and Monday in the school system#and Lydia agrees to run interference with the teachers (and take care of notes and homework assignments)#and then when Erica and Boyd and Isaac are about to leave for the bus station#Jackson pulls up beside them and rolls his window down and then rolls his eyes and tells them to get in#Isaac makes a Mean Girls joke more out of reflex and shock than anything else#and Erica asks about the car—it’s a Porsche Cayenne; it belongs to Jackson’s mom; it’s not up for discussion—#but it does seat five and it’s a lot better than taking the bus#and if a couple hours down the road Boyd meets Jackson’s eyes in the rearview and asks why he’s doing this#Jackson opens his mouth to say something smart but in the end what comes out is a halting#’Danny says pack is supposed to be family-and you’re supposed to be my pack-and this girl is your family-so’#and he shrugs and probably looks a little lost for a second and then just puffs back up and says#’we’re still not talking about the car—and you still can’t drive it’#and all Boyd says is ‘fair enough’ (via ereborne)
Book 3 of Legend of Korra is a proof of how much you can do for women in just 13 episodes
- Main female character who is brown and muscular, multidimensional and has agency
- Main female character takes responsibility for the change in the world her actions has caused
- 50/50 male-female character count and talking ratio
- A variety of significant female characters in 13 episodes Females: Korra, Asami, Jinora, P’Li, Ming-Hua, Hou-Ting, Lin, Suyin, Opal, Granny Yin, Kya — (in comparison) Males: Mako, Bolin, Kai, Tenzin, Raiko, Ghazan, Zaheer, Zuko, Aiwei, Tonraq
- Half of the fight scenes fought by women, women fight men, women fight women, women work together
- Women and men being equally dangerous and skilled
- Two different women genuinely liking each other and not caring about the messy love triangle they were involved in
- Those two women on good terms with their ex and poking fun at the awkwardness
- Romantic love wasn’t the main concern or motivation of any female character except for the very tall woman (Opal and Jinora’s priorities are different despite having romantic moments)
- Woman teaching another woman how to drive
- Woman being good at mechanical things and it saved an entire crew from the desert, said woman welds while wearing lipstick and fabulous hair
- Senile grandma is treated with respect and patience by her family
- The main villains is a group composed of two men and two women
- One important villain is a middle-aged woman who rules the largest kingdom with an iron fist, she’s tyrannical which is the opposite of her weak father
- Armless woman being one of the deadliest fighters
- Armless woman driving
- The tallest member of the Red Lotus is a woman
- A couple where the woman is like 6 inches taller and was never played for laughs
- A story arc dedicated to the relationship of two middle aged sisters plus an aunt + relationship too
- Sisters had different fathers and was raised by a blind single mother
- Main female character is taught how to bend metal by a woman
- One sister who founded her own city while having a successful marriage and five kids
- Said sister’s husband isn’t relevant and got a single line (reverse trope)
- The other sister chose to be single because she didn’t want kids
- When the main character was in distress, said two sisters and two brothers came to rescue her
- Main heroine willingly sacrifices herself to save others
- Her back-up group includes an elite metal team led by a woman
- A father’s “death” is the source of rage of the main female character, which is a reverse of the typical trope
- Airbenders were led by a little girl to rescue female main character in the finale
- Said little girl became the first airbending master of a generation. She shaved her head and was proud of it and it was celebrated
- Main female character is depressed and physically damaged at the end of the show but she’s with very supportive group of family and friends
Some things to think about regarding the DC bashing in tumblr
I looked at the date of the superheroes’ formal film debut in color and found out that:
- Since 1978, there’s only 6 Superman films (one film every 6 years on average)
- Since 1989, there were 8 Batman films (one film every 3 years), I didn’t include the 1966 film since it will skew the ratio
Then people are dissing DC for being “sexist.” Getting angry for the lack of WW is understandable and I am angry too, but before you put Marvel in a high pedestal quick reminder that:
- Since 2002 Spiderman had 5 films (2.4 years/film)
- Since 2000, there’s 2 Wolverine films, and 3 X-Men films where he’s the main lead (2.8 years)
- The Marvel Cinematic Universe had 10 movies since 2008 where all the leads are white males
If we all want to start from year 2000…
- DC only had 9 films, one has a black female lead (Catwoman) but it’s sad the film sucks
- Marvel (including all studios) had 34 films, two belongs to the Blade trinity (black lead) and there’s Elektra (female lead)
If we want to start with Reeve’s Superman and Howard the Duck on big screen movies
- Since 1978 DC had 21 films (excluding imprints), one film every 1.7 years on average.
- Since 1986 Marvel had 36 films (excluding imprints), a film per 0.7 year on average
So given these facts,I hope some people would stop the annoying “on your left” thing. DC’s main mistake is getting too comfortable with Batman and Superman and failing to launch other heroes. Marvel is able to profit off its many popular characters.
I think the fact that Marvel is owned by different studios is a factor of its success. Those studios compete for ratings and profit and while DC characters sit comfortably at Warner since 1978. Marvel Studios focus solely on MCU films while Warner made Harry Potter and The Hobbit trilogy.
That’s not an excuse for terrible films, but while I’m studying this matter I gained some insight on how films succeed or fail. With the MCU’s success, I wish for DC’s success too.