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memoirsofanedwardianadventuress:

everyworldneedslove:

I may always reblog every gifset/imageset I see of this scene, if only to point out (over and over and over again) that Black Widow’s “very specific skillset” is not, actually, ass-kicking (as amazing as she is at that), because all the Avengers can kick ass to a pretty high degree. The Black Widow’s superpower (as it were) is emotional manipulation.

She is not interrogating this man not while tied to a chair. She is tied to a chair because that is exactly where she wants to be, because apparent vulnerability on her part is part of her interrogation. She uses the exact same trick on Loki later, when she leads him into gloating over having successfully pushed her buttons (and I have a theory that he did actually push her buttons, that she was genuinely distressed by the things he said to her because Loki is old enough and smart enough to know when someone is lying to him) and turns his gloating around on him, uses it to dig into the cracks of him, because that is what she does, and she can do it even when her target is expecting it. (Really, Loki knows that’s why she’s there. He was expecting to be physically tortured first, and for her to come be sympathetic later, if you recall, but Loki and Widow both know that wouldn’t work.)

And this is why she’s so unsettled by the Hulk. The Black Widow relies on emotional manipulation — and the Hulk, to the best of her knowledge, only has varying shades of a single emotion: anger. She doesn’t know how to manipulate a creature if it doesn’t have all the hooks to emotions like pride and lust and guilt and greed that she’s used to using.

This is a REALLY good character analysis of Natasha.

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pottertalker:

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#sometimes I think that dean and samaus had a ~thing~ #I mean think about it #it’s not like anyone else in their year would notice #hell they could probably have had sex in the dorm while harry ron and neville were there and no one would’ve noticed #because harry would have been angsting and ron would have been thinking about banging hermione and neville would have been too caught up in a cloud of his own BAMFness to hear #in fact this is my new headcanon #like #they just made out all the time and fooled around a little once they got older and held hands in the hallways and NO ONE NOTICED LOL BECAUSE HARRY FUCKING POTTER WITH HIS TEENAGE EMOTIONS AND HETEROSEXUALITY OVERSHADOWED ALL THE GOOD TIMES #but like they’re also bff too #and after the batter of hogwarts was over and they’d fought side by side they got married and adopted a pygmy puff and they named it after harry because they really are quite fond of harry and all that #and dean never lets sameaus cook lol #and sometimes they’ll laugh over that one time they broke up and dean dated ginny and giggle over the fact that now she’s boning the guy who never noticed their love

That tag is fabulous

suchirolle

Phan Through The Years:

  • 2009: ALL THE HOMO ATTACKING HUGS WOO
  • 2010: Okay slightly less affection bUT STILL HOMO
  • 2011: shit the fans are getting suspicious shit shit shit
  • 2012: WHAT RELATIONSHIP
  • WHAT IS A PHAN NOPE NO HOMO ABSOLUTELY NO HOMO YOU FREAKS HOW CAN YOU THINK THAT WHAT VALENTINES DAY VIDEO IT WAS A PRANK FYI WE LIKE VAGINA
  • 2013: Okay still no homo but slightly homo oh hey phan baby names
  • 2014: SO HOMO OH GOD PHAN HARIBO AND HUGS AND ALL THE GAY