A Hydra is not an Octopus

It’s the second time I’ve seen that “don’t say Hail Hydra” post going around, except this time it had over 12,000 notes, and it really got me re-reflecting on why I, knowing full well that Hydra is a pseudo-Nazi organization in the Marvel canon, was always totally ok with the whole Hail Hydra thing.

See, the thing is, I never thought, even for one second, that anyone who participated (or participates, as it were) in Hail Hydra, did/does so in earnest desire to praise or even reference real-world Nazism. Honestly, I feel like, for someone to have watched either of the Captain America movies or the relevant Agents of SHIELD episodes and to have completely missed Hydra’s Nazi-ness, they must’ve, like, slept through half the movie or something; they made it pretty damn obvious, I think. And even before that, there were the comic books, so, I mean…we knew. i suppose there were people who hadn’t watched any of the movies or read the comic books running around Hail-Hydra-ing to, I dunno, fit in, join in on the meme, or whatever, who were unaware, so I guess for their sakes, yes, fyi, Hydra is basically the Marvel universe’s Nazis-by-proxy; the more you know. But that, in no way means, it’s at all necessary to react “Hail Hydra” like one would to “Heil Hitler”, or whatever.

(Disclaimer: I know very little of the comic books, so I’ll just be sticking to my familiar territory, the MCU…slight spoilers?)

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Predictions for next season so I can stop thinking about it and go to bed:

Hopefully they’ll stick to the whole “Elsa is a Good Person Who Can’t Control Her Powers” thing instead of making her evil, and her story will be more or less the same as the movie’s where she accidentally ices over her entire kingdom. But instead of being defrosted by the Power of Love, because they were in the Enchanted Forest where magic was a totally normal thing, Anna’s first resort wasn’t “chase after her on horseback dressed only in a summer ballgown”, but rather to seek out a more powerful magic to fix things. So she finds Rumple (of course), and instead of teaching Elsa to control her powers (or maybe after trying once and failing), Rumple just shoves her into an urn and goes “you asked me to fix it and it’s fixed; sure your sister may be eternally trapped but look, it’s not perpetual winter anymore so you’re welcome teehee”

So then in Storybrooke season 4, we’ve got Elsa seeking revenge against Anna for getting her locked up (unjustified) and against Rumple for locking her up (fully justified).. And meanwhile, Robin Hood is stuck in a love triangle between Regina and Marion, who is extremely confused as to why this isn’t an easy choice for her husband because she still only thinks of Regina as “the evil queen who tried to murder me”

Therefore the theme of season 4 will be: people who only just got to Storybrooke don’t believe that character growth is possible (while the audience prays and hopes that the writers won’t cheap out on us and reverse character development for the sake of easy plot)

It’s fitting, really, because the shows always start out all “WHEE!!” with the quirky, well-developed characters and witty one-liners, but by the end, after every one you loved has been put through the most twisted, tragic shit and half of them are dead, you’re just done.

Do you think, when Hannibal first felt the desire to eat human flesh, he resisted it for a while out of principle because it fucking rhymes (and that’s a little tacky) but then after a while he went “eh, fuck it” and decided to just lean into it and that’s why he makes so many cannibal puns?

man, fuck glee because this whole month I can’t look at anything even tangentially related to pepper potts without getting ‘my girl wants to party all the time' stuck in my head for an eternity

The ever-changing nature of the fan-creator relationship - especially with increasing interaction and feedback through cons and social media, as well as creator awareness of fandom itself - raises many important questions about the way content is created in modern media.

And quite possibly the most important question of them all is: in the conception of characters Skye and Agent Grant Ward, what came first - the characters’ names or their ship name?

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One thing I love about this show is how they film in Toronto but make such little efforts to hide it.

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Like, CFID banking center? haha yeah right, I see you there CIBC you can’t hide from me

protip: if you’re feeling sleepy, don’t queue both captain america soundtracks one after the other because you will be softly lulled to sleep by a lovely orchestra playing grand sweeping patriotic motifs, but you will later be jarred awake by the uNHOLY SCREECHING THAT IS THE WINTER SOLDIER’S THEME

When you’re 6 years old and sitting with your ass on the cold concrete floor in a gym full of a thousand other kids, it doesn’t really mean much when they talk about how powerful peer pressure is. Because of course you’re not paying attention; you’re 6 years old, your yet-undiagnosed nearsightedness is making it hard to see what exactly the puppets are doing all the way up there, and your butt is getting sore. Plus, at 6, you’re haven’t really developed a sense of “self” yet.

It’s only years later, when you’re old enough to have a sense of who you are, what you think, and what you should be, that you are truly able to feel the riptide of peer pressure slowly but surely sucking away your very being. And by then, because you didn’t pay attention when you were 6 years old, you’re defenseless, and you can only watch and idly hope that this won’t bite you in the ass sometime down the road.

Basically what I’m saying is, Hail Hydra.

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Chrys watches TW [x]

Did you know: overexposure to silver is called Agryia, a symptom of which is blue skin.

Just thought that was interesting, given recent…revelations

I know that maybe it’s a bit too early to judge, Season 3 isn’t even over yet, they’re just a few casting calls, blah blah blah, but just to put it out there…this whole “bringing in the next generation” thing it seems like Teen Wolf’s trying to pull? I don’t like it one bit.

Look, when a television show is centered around teenagers going to high school, it’s a common issue that must eventually be dealt with (unless the show takes place in a cartoon universe where time stands still): high school isn’t forever.

It’s not exactly a new problem, the ways of dealing with it have been very well documented. Some shows take “graduation” as a chance to reboot with an entirely new cast of characters (see: Degrassi). Others choose to stretch the timeline, delay the inevitable for the greater good of the plot (4 seasons of Pretty Little Liars later and it’s still 2011). The most successful shows, however, graduate their main cast yet still find a way to convincingly keep them together and keep the show going (see: Boy Meets World, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gossip Girl, etc). And then there’s shows like Glee, that try to pull all of these off at once, and, well, we all know how well that’s going…

Right now, with cast members allegedly jumping ship left and right and a constant influx of under-developed new characters, who knows where the hell Teen Wolf is going. And with a Major Character Death coming within the next two weeks, which has got everyone sort of distracted for the moment, issues like graduation are the last things on anyone’s minds. But, even with Jeff Davis’ superhuman ability to leave plot threads dangling, he’s still set us up for some major resolutions that seem like they’re years in the making (notably the apparent slow build of Peter Hale’s Master Plan for World Domination), which is why this bringing in of younger characters worries me. There’s too much resting on the shoulders of our current cast of characters for Jeff to just cut and reboot come graduation (even though I wouldn’t put it past him at this point), but a younger cast would mean dead-weight anchors to the high school even once our current cast graduates…which looks suspiciously Glee-like from where I’m standing.

And if there’s one thing everyonein the TV industry should have learned in the past 5 years, it’s that nobody should ever use Glee as a role model.