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waking-up-in-venice:

waking-up-in-venice:

YOU ARE ACTUALLY THEWORST I’M GONNA PUNCH YOU IF YOU’D U WHISPRRD IN MY EAR AGAIN. LIKE. I’M. DON’T YOU DARE.

How daRE YOU. NO. NO. DO NOT RICK ROLL ME IN MY EAR. I SWTFG— why the pokemON THENEME. I FUCKING. WHY. OHMYGOD.
Okay so so far I’ve gotten ‘hey l’il mamma lemme whisper in your ear’, ‘I’m batman’, ‘always I want to b with you’, rick roll’d, pokemone theme, and Chris redfield’s ‘fall in line soldier’, and fucking finALLY, DO YOU WANT APPLE. I hope you have all enjoyed snuggle live blogging because HOLY SHIT.
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Luke Cage was created in 1972.

Four years earlier, in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed.

Five years before that, in 1963, Medgar Evers was shot and killed.

Eight years before that, in 1955, a young Black man named Emmett Till was tortured, then shot and killed.

These events, and numerous others with frightening similarity, happened in a line, and in the early years of the first decade to reap the social benefits of the Civil Rights Movement, Marvel Comics gives the fans (and the world) a Black male superhero whose primary superhuman aspect… is that he’s bulletproof.

Not flight, or super speed, or a power ring.

The superhuman ability of being impervious to bullets.

Superheroes. Action heroes. Fantasy heroes.

Power fantasies.

Is there any doubt the power fantasy of the Black man in the years following multiple assassinations of his leaders and children by way of the gun would be superhuman resistance to bullets?

In American society, the Black man has come a long way from the terrors of the past handful of centuries, only to crash right into the terrors of the 21st century. Some of those terrors being the same exact ones their grandparents had to face and survive — or not.

There are Black men who are wealthy, powerful, formidable and/or dangerous. They can affect change undreamt of by their parents, and their parents’ parents. Their children will be able to change the world in ways we can intuit and others we can barely begin to try and predict.

But a bullet can rip through their flesh and their future with no effort whatsoever.

And so we look at Luke Cage, a man who gets shot on a regular basis, whose body language is such that he is expecting to be shot at, prepared for the impact — because he knows he can take it.

And maybe, in the subconscious of the uni-mind of Marvel Comics, is the understanding that Luke Cage may unfortunately always be a relevant fantasy idea for the Black man.

2012 – Trayvon Martin is shot and killed.

2013 – Jonathan Ferrell is shot and killed.

2014 – Michael Brown is shot and killed.

2015/2016 – Luke Cage premieres on Netflix.

I look forward to seeing if the Luke Cage of that show will have a true understanding of his power and what he symbolizes.

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mionight12:

somaperies:

potages:

gryffindor girls kissing slytherin girls 

gryffindor girls taking slytherin girls on adventures into the forbidden forest and getting them into situations where the slytherin cunning kicks in and gets them out alive

gryffindor girls defending their slytherin girlfriends w/ all their heart 

Oblivious Hufflepuff girls being romanced by Slytherin girls tho

Ravenclaw girls using their witty charm to seduce all the other girls.

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kattnoir:

defaultjosh:

You know what I’d love to see?

  • Disney gets the movie rights to Spider-Man.
  • Through all promotions, trailers, and advertisements, the actor playing Spider-Man is never revealed.
  • Then the movie comes out, and with baited breath, everyone waits to see who’s playing Peter Parker….

AND THEN 

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MOTHERFUCKING MILES MORALES.

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