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Alexander Pierce + healthy villainous emotions

 #I KNOW IF TUMBLR COULD IT WOULD GIVE ME NEGATIVE NOTES FOR THIS POST BECAUSE EVERYONE HATES THIS GUY SO MUCH #BUT IDK HE’S MARVELLOUS DEFINITELY THE BEST MARVEL VILLAIN YET #REALLY SHITSCARY #NO PATHOS OR BROKEN PSYCHE LIKE RONAN OR MALEKITH #NO DADDY ISSUES OR JEALOUSY OR A FACE THAT COMES OFF??? #A COLD MIND COMPLETELY IN THE GAME #LIKE IN THE THIRD GIF #THAT’S HOW YOU REACT TO AN UNEXPECTED MOVE ON THE CHESSBOARD #BUT IT’S OKAY #HE’S A MANAGER HE’S GONNA MANAGE IT HE’S GOT HIS MBA #HE KNOWS HOW THIS WORLD WORKS BECAUSE HE SHAPED IT AND YOU CAN’T OUTPLAY HIM #UNLESS YOU GIVE HIM LEAD POISONING #FROM YOUR GUN TO HIS CHEST #THAT WASN’T IT HIS MBA PROGRAM #HAHAH

And here I thought we could go without romanticizing one more white male villain smh

I would argue there is a difference between acknowledging that a character is a fantastic, multifaceted villain and romanticizing them.

Pierce is cold. He is calculating. He knows how to manipulate people into doing what he wants. He’s not afraid to use pawns and sacrifice them accordingly. God, he is an awful person. A terrible one. He’s an abuser and unapologetic and willing to take out millions of people for his vision, however fucked up that vision is, of the greater good.

Recognizing that he is one of the most terrifying villains that marvel has rolled out with does not equal romanticizing him. He’s the kind of evil that creeps up without you noticing and by the time you do it’s too late. He’s smiling as he stabs you in the back. Pierce is important because he’s the bad guy who can actually exist in the world today. There aren’t people building giant robots, there aren’t Norse gods or nazis peeling their faces off. What there are in this world are politicians in positions of power who abuse that power and nothing is more dangerous than that.

Those tags are great because if you go against Pierce in a battle of wits you WILL NOT WIN. Plain and simple. Literally the only way to stop him was pure force.

TLDR - pierce is a despicable human being but recognizing why and how he is an excellent villain for this day and age does not equal romanticizing him.

I actually just used the wrong word, I meant glorifying not romanticizing

I’d still argue though that he’s not being glorified? Everything within the post is canon.

I think everything you need to know about Pierce is in the line “the man turned down a Nobel Peace Prize.” He had literally everyone so fooled that not even NICK FURY suspected him until far too late. I’m not trying to put Pierce on a pedestal or anything like that, but he was winning at a game that no one else even knew they were playing.

Like I hate Pierce. I HATE him. Like I said, he is an abuser and a terrorist and a terrible person. But Talking about his effectiveness as a villain in context of a movie still doesn’t equal glorifying him.

For a villain to be effective, they must be the hero of their own story. 

THAT’s what makes a good villain. THAT’s what makes a villain terrifying. THAT’s what makes Pierce terrifying. Because Pierce is the best villain Marvel has given us because he is real. He’s in congress; he’s leading our troops; he’s in the Senate; he’s sitting in the UN; he’s at the head of a multi-billion dollar corporation and he’s drafting laws and hey, did we forget that we already have a project insight? Because what’s the difference between the helicarriers and drones?

What makes CA: TWS such an amazing piece of storytelling is that it is absolutely a sociopolitical thriller disguised as a superhero movie. And if Pierce wasn’t the cold, smart, dispassionate, well-spoken, insidious bastard that he is, he wouldn’t be nowhere as effective. Even after Steve gives his passionate speech at the Triskelion, even when the World Security Council turns against him, Pierce still thinks he can win by spinning things his way. He absolutely believes he’s doing this for the greater good. No villain worth his screen time ever looks at the things they do and thinks ‘ah yes I am such a terrible person, doing these evil, awful and morally wrong things.’ Every single villain must absolutely think they are absolutely in the right, and the hero is their villain. Or they become stereotypes and caricatures. 

Discussing the type of villain Pierce is has nothing to do with glorifying him or romanticizing him. It has everything to do with recognizing the Russos’ clever, brilliant writing, which shows us that real, true evil doesn’t need to have a red skull or an army of chitauri. Real evil exists, we are steeped in it, and we don’t even fucking know it until it’s too late.


also, don’t think for ONE INSTANT that casting Robert motherfucking Redford — All-American roguish Good (white, blond, CLONE OF CAPTAIN AMERICA) Guy Robert Redford — wasn’t possibly the most deliberate casting choice made in this movie.  Robert Redford is a Good Guy, and you know it.  How do you know?  Why, just look at him!  Look at his blond good looks!  Look at his nice suit!  Look how perfectly uber-American and…and…and he just LOOKS like he should be in charge, um, because he’s so.  White.  And Perfect.  And.  Rich.  And uber-American and…we let those kinds of people get anything they want…oh.

whoops.

Reblogging for commentary. 

Alexander Pierce really is the absolute best villain Marvel’s done to date, and could well be the best they’ll every do, because of this. He’s utterly terrifying, and hits far too close to home.

All of this — I love Alexander Pierce, in the sense that I fear and loathe him: He is the real deal; he is the kind of person you do find in glass-and-steel high-rises, in backrooms of clubs with panels of dark wood, in all the exclusive places where powerful people gather. Because these people, these people are still mostly older white men with the “right” kind of origin story and, yes, looks. Not to mention the whole meta commentary of casting Robert freakin’ Redford: this idea of, beyond the sheer acting, of what he can evoke in others. Someone else commented that had Captain America been made almost fifty years ago, this would have been Steve Rogers. 

casting Robert Redford, STROKE OF GENIUS, he would have been cast as Cap, back in the day, no question.

wingsofbadass:

I should be studying. I’m not studying. But I’m also not doing anything else because I should be studying. So I’m just kinda scrolling down my dash with a gradually intensifying sense of doom.

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karenhurley:

This campaign is great, really makes you look closer instead of just and quick stereotypical glance 

GSR Entrance Hall System

Advertising Agency: SPR Agency, Novo Hamburgo, Brazil Via

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iwannalaughallyourtearsaway:

It’s Okay It’s Love(2014)

This drama is tragically and beautifully written. We rarely see the deglamorized reality of Mental Illness and the stigmas that come with it. I would highly suggest this drama to everyone! You don’t even have to be a drama fan to appreciate this amazingly well written story.

In some east Asian countries, mental illness carries even more of a stigma then it does in the UK and the US, which makes this film so much more important.

Ok I cried this drama needs so much more attention 

  1. The two male leads both suffer from mental illnesses
  2. The male lead has very severe schizophrenia
  3. He also has PTSD and can only sleep in his bathtub
  4. His friend (the second male) has Tourette’s which is consistently portrayed 
  5. They DO NOT HOLD BACK on the ableist statements and remarks posed to the characters at all
  6. Nearing the end of the drama the male lead completely loses his grasp on reality with a severe relapse 
  7. Neither character gets miraculously 100% cured (both are indicated to still take medication) 
  8. They make peace with their illnesses and it’s a happy ending

The drama’s writers were also recently given a plaque for their efforts in raising awareness for this, and it breaks the stereotype of the conventional ‘perfect family’ K-drama. Seriously, go watch this. 

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meldrat:

fitgrills:

Hello all you new people. This is Shay Massey. She is a lovely person and you will never stop thinking about her now that you’ve seen her.

This is what lady super heroes should look like.

This woman is literally a super saiyan

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white feminists needa learn that wearing wtvr u want just doesnt stop at crop tops and shorts. let desi women out in salwar kameez. let muslim women out in hijabs.let african women wear caftans. let women of color out in public without getting harassed.

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crydaisy:

horchta:

GIRLS ARE SO POWERFUL AND RAD!!! A 17 year old girl just won the Nobel Peace Prize!!! Another 17 year old girl won two grammys!!!! and there are so many amazing young girls across the globe that are doing amazing things!!!

I LOVE GIRLS !!!!!

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tangebaby:

The photo on the left is Chief Big Foot. He and an estimated 300 Native Americans were massacred at Wounded Knee in 1890 by the United States Army. Most of them were women and children that died face first in the freezing snow, shot in the back as they tried to run. This incident is a drop in the bucket as compared to the literal genocide that took place here until the early 1900’s and the cultural genocide that some argue still takes place today. Of the millions upon millions that were executed, NONE were dressed as a “Slutty Indian” or the ill representation of “Pocahontas.” These people were AND ARE more than a costume or a fake headdress. You may find this petty or sensitive, perhaps we should “grow up” or “focus on other real issues.” I wish we could. How can a people be taken seriously about the “real issues” if we are still a slutty costume at a Halloween party, a crude drawing on a baseball jersey, or a derogatory mascot on a football helmet. If you wouldn’t paint your face black and dress as a slutty African American woman, why on earth would you do that to a Native American and think it isn’t racist, that it’s “in good fun.”I love Halloween as much as the next person, probably more since it is the day after my birthday, but we can all have fun without being an ignorant bigot. I implore you to respect our culture, to respect our traditions, and to respect our ancestors. I BEG YOU TO RESPECT US!

I’ve never heard it put so well before.
THIS!

vintageshi:

tangebaby:

The photo on the left is Chief Big Foot. He and an estimated 300 Native Americans were massacred at Wounded Knee in 1890 by the United States Army. Most of them were women and children that died face first in the freezing snow, shot in the back as they tried to run. This incident is a drop in the bucket as compared to the literal genocide that took place here until the early 1900’s and the cultural genocide that some argue still takes place today. Of the millions upon millions that were executed, NONE were dressed as a “Slutty Indian” or the ill representation of “Pocahontas.” These people were AND ARE more than a costume or a fake headdress. You may find this petty or sensitive, perhaps we should “grow up” or “focus on other real issues.” I wish we could. How can a people be taken seriously about the “real issues” if we are still a slutty costume at a Halloween party, a crude drawing on a baseball jersey, or a derogatory mascot on a football helmet. If you wouldn’t paint your face black and dress as a slutty African American woman, why on earth would you do that to a Native American and think it isn’t racist, that it’s “in good fun.”

I love Halloween as much as the next person, probably more since it is the day after my birthday, but we can all have fun without being an ignorant bigot. I implore you to respect our culture, to respect our traditions, and to respect our ancestors. I BEG YOU TO RESPECT US!

I’ve never heard it put so well before.

THIS!

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brownglucose:

stunningpicture:

So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.

Stay woke

brownglucose:

stunningpicture:

So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.

Stay woke

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blitheslife:

I just want to say that if you begin to identify as asexual following illness or disability or trauma or depression, you are not less asexual than someone who has always identified as asexual. Your asexual identify is valid and you belong in this community.

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diddy-wah-diddy:

diddy-wah-diddy:

Self care 101 

Okay reblogging this again because this scene literally changed my life

Treat Yo’ Self 1990

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The old white dudes that are in charge of everything are scared as fuck of YOU.
Gerard Way’s message to the young women in the crowd. Fonda Theatre 10/14/14. (via sky3cifervalo)

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ambisagrus:

no image has ever described my life quite so well

ambisagrus:

no image has ever described my life quite so well

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melleverdeen:

Why aren’t there more posts on here about the Scooby Doo movies? Because seriously

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Total Anglophile. I am shy and post what I like or what I feel like throughout the day or my life. Hope you like it. wear
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