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may you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories

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Don’t know why I listen to that radio every night, do you?

#weasley is my king #okay #this part #this horrible awful part #where ron is coming apart at the seams #and no one not his girlfriend not his best friend knows exactly how he feels #rons watched his mother grieve #has the whole wizarding world at his fingertips since he was born #and now he’s watching it tear itself apart #no you don’t know how it feels (via saltskinandasociopath)

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I signed on to do [Thor] before there was a script. And Ken, who’s amazing, who is so incredible, was like, ‘You can really help create this character’. I got to read all of these biographies of female scientists like Rosalind Franklin who actually discovered the DNA double helix but didn’t get the credit for it. The struggles they had and the way that they thought – I was like, ‘What a great opportunity, in a very big movie that is going to be seen by a lot of people, to have a woman as a scientist’. She’s a very serious scientist. Because in the comic she’s a nurse and now they made her an astrophysicist. Really, I know it sounds silly, but it is those little things that makes girls think it’s possible. It doesn’t give them a [role] model of ‘Oh, I just have to dress cute in movies’

Natalie Portman, on playing Jane Foster.  (x)

Four for you, Natalie.

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one of my favorite things about Thor is how Jane Foster is SO FUCKING EXCITED ABOUT SCIENCE

like that’s how we all get excited about the stuff we love and she loves science the most, it’s just endlessly fascinating and cool to her and sure she’s excited about being the one to make this big discovery because hello career but she’s also excited because she’s about to find evidence of a bridge between dimensions and if you don’t think that’s the tightest shit ever you can get out of her face

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This really makes that scene when SHIELD is taking her equipment all that much more emotional because of course Jane would be familiar with the history of female scientists having their ideas, research, and effort stolen. She likely worked up a mountain of sexism and gender roles to become an astrophysicist heading her own research and when she finally had something to show for it, it was taken away by a bunch of men in suits. You can just imagine what must’ve been going through her head and it adds a great layer to the scene when she goes off on Coulson while Selvig folds like wet cardboard. (via seph-on-an-irrational-planet)

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just incredible

Bruce, you fanboy.

"Beware the Gray Ghost". Simon Trent was an actor who played a costumed hero on TV which ruined his acting career by being forever typecast (appropriately enough, he is voiced by Adam West). Trent can’t get a job because no one will take him seriously, and the Grey Ghost has long since gone off the air. He has to sell all the collected props and memorabilia he has (which showed he had fond memories of the show despite it ruining him) just to pay the rent. When Batman comes to him for advice for a mad bombing case, Trent reluctantly points Batman in the right direction (the bomber was aping an episode of the old show), he later decides to put on the costume and help Batman out. When he’s taken to the Batcave, Trent finds a small room, filled with Gray Ghost memorabilia (Bruce was an avid fan when he was a kid). At that point, Trent learns that for all the show had done to him, he had at least inspired someone to do real good: “So it wasn’t all for nothing.” At the end, we see that because Trent as the Gray Ghost helped Batman, a renewed interest in the Gray Ghost franchise helped propel Trent back to stardom (the legacy of which lasted all the way to Batman Beyond). As a further reward, Bruce clues him in on his secret (he went to the VHS signing as Bruce Wayne and told him how he was a big fan when he was a kid, saying it exactly the same (minus Batvoice) as he said it to him while in the Batsuit).

  • What’s better? After Trent sells all the memorabilia Batman buys it and returns it to him.
  • This also can count as a real-world Heartwarming Moment because of Adam West’s role in the episode. As one person put it: “It was the show’s way of saying that if that cheesy superhero hadn’t existed, this show probably wouldn’t have existed.”
    • There’s a meta CMOH, as well; the creators of the episode stated that if they hadn’t gotten West to voice the character, they wouldn’t have aired the episode.
  • Seeing the point where Bruce is watching the Grey Ghost episode and suddenly starts sporting this childlike grin on his face. There’s a look in his eyes, and suddenly he’s a child all over again. It’s amazingly touching.

^ That time that Batman: The Animated Series had Adam West basically play Adam West

And it was the actual most adorable and heartwarming thing EVER

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