I felt this needed to exist.
This is seriously one of my favorite things about Tony — how often, and gloriously, and completely he fucks up sometimes. It’s a good message. You can be a genius billionaire playboy philanthropist and still a huge fucking mess with anxiety issues.
Yes! Also, so many engineering feels. There’s that space between “I have such a great idea!” and “I have made an error and will now pay for it.” and it’s so important that Tony spends some time there, especially given he comes back better every time. We mess up and we improve.
"We mess up and we improve." I think that is Tony Stark in a nutshell. Tony’s who thing is fixing things and by fixing one thing, he almost always makes something else /worse/. Usually that something else is personal in nature. He’ll go to fix that and something else will go to hell or be negatively impacted by /that/ fix.
This is why I love that he never misses or forgets a damn thing. When he messes up, when he’s not prepared, he remembers and comes back to it. Tony is a character who could get away with excuses and empty promises; hell, you’d expect it from a character with his attitude, charisma, and privilege set. But he doesn’t ever. He makes good on every threat, he finishes each project, and he rewards unexpected help.
You’d expect him to be a basketcase and a jerk in the films, but he’s really really not. He’s just a work-in-progress.
I also love that he essentially built and AI to call him on his shit. Jarvis is amazing and I have no idea why no on in the MCU has yet to realize that Tony Stark built an AI. Tony Stark built an AI that is more considerate of humans than he is because he NEEDS Jarvis to help keep him on track, remind him of relationships and poke holes in his ego. I am completely fascinated by this dynamic.
Anonymous said: You're a very good author and a very bad person. I'm not homophobic, I don't care about that, but your book pissed me off. You clearly think fighting is cool. Your book is nothing but fighting. Your main character is a violent, cruel woman who does violet, cruel things. Gory thing. It's a gory book and the gore is portrayed as a good thing, especially in the ending hallway scene. That is reprehensible. And you, Sir or Madame, are a pimple right in the wiping zone.
Okay, first of all, let’s be clear: “And you, Sir or Madame, are a pimple right in the wiping zone,” is the coolest insult I think I’ve ever heard in all my time on tumblr. That’s like Shakespearean insultry right there, and I genuinely applaud you.
Second, I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t like the book. I make no attempt to hide that it is a violent book, and I fully admit that much of the violence is meant to be fun action, and that some of that violence is both gory and portrayed as a positive. So basically, you’re right about what the book does.
I make no apologies for it though. Violence has been entertainment since the days of gladiators if not long before. That doesn’t make it right, but I hope it offers some insight into why I’d write such things. People like to, perhaps need to live vicariously through literature. We are violent animals by nature. Vicious ones, even the kindest of us has their roots in nature as a being evolved for violent acts. My book, like many others, entertains by merit of letting us exorcise those demons peacefully. Positively, through fiction.
That’s why I feel the novel is just and decent despite its violent nature, but it’s not why the book is violent. I make no pretense of having written the novel to provide a cathartic experience for the reader, though it’s awesome if that happens. I wrote it because, well- It’s been put more succinctly than I could ever say it:
This really is the greatest insult ever.
This is like that episode of The Twilight Zone where all the licensed animations were really good.
Col. Jack Reeves of the British Army holds up a tank while others fetch a replacement tread.
Col. Jack was known among the troops for his extraordinary strength and cool composure. Fighting on the German Front for most of WW2, he recorded 72 confirmed kills, almost 7 of them Germans. His aim was said to be sub-par but he remained in the service because of his talent for lifting heavy objects and throwing them at the enemy, or at least in their general direction.
In the midst of battle on May 9th 1945, Reeves threw two Jeeps, one boulder and two riflemen over the Berlin Wall, taking out an entire regiment of the Ring Deutscher Pfadfinderinnenverbände, and he went on fighting for several months after. As the war had ended on May 8th, Reeves was committed to the DCMH where he remained until his escape in 1949, when he threw a water fountain through the window and ran away. He was never seen again.
A memorial to Col. Jack stands in Boston in the United States, because neither Britain nor Germany wanted it.
- Jack Reeves was a serial killer, not a colonel.
- The man in the picture is not Jack Reeves, nor is he holding up a tank.
- If a soldier killed that many of his own men he’d be court martialed.
- Nobody can throw a jeep.
- The Berlin wall didn’t exist during WW2!!!
- The “Ring Deutscher Pfadfinderinnenverbände” are the German girl scouts!
- You got the mental hospital thing from One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.
- Why would this guy have a memorial???
I mean jesus…
- Jack Reeves the serial killer is simply a different Jack Reeves from the Colonel, duh.
- I assure you that the man in the photo is Jack Reeves and he is holding up that tank, I know because look at the picture.
- I never said he killed his own men, only that under seven of those he killed were German. Jack Reeves is the only man to serve exclusively on the German front to have killed over 65 Japanese soldiers.
- "Nobody can throw a Jeep," you fool you’re thinking of dwarves.
- Well obviously the Berlin Wall didn’t exist but surely there were other walls in Berlin. Are you suggesting that in thousands of years of civilization nobody ever built a single wall in Berlin? There are walls in Berlin that would take your breath away.
- I can’t believe anyone actually looked up “Ring Deutscher Pfadfinderinnenverbände”.
- One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest was based on the life of Jack Reeves, obviously, it was directly adapted from his autobiography, “I Threw A Jeep Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”.
- He has a memorial because he’s a fucking BADASS.
I mean horus…
The system is down
THE CHEAT… IS GROUNDED.
I gave you a light switch so you could tun the lights on and turn the lights off. NOT SO YOU COULD THROW LIGHT SWITCH RAVES!
Now let’s go break open that glowstick and pour it into Homestar Runner’s Mountain Dew.
unts unts unts
do do do do do do DO
why do americans start their school years in the middle of the year that makes no fucking sense
when else should you start school????
like a REGULAR HUMAN
BECAUSE WE NEED SUMMER OFF TO PLANT AND HARVEST OUR VALUABLE CROPS BEFORE THE FIRST FROST HITS AND OUR FAMILIES DIE BECAUSE WE DIDNT FILL OUR SHED WITH PICKLED FOOD
y’all are looking at fanart and squealing about how fuckin hot Benedict Cumberbatch is. like yeah of course he looks hot. ya weirdos draw him like fuckin white male Pocahontas with a six pack I swear to god.
i see you, takin my joke there. shame on you but also good or you
- Elmer Fudd's Letters Home
May 14th, 1972
Hi Mom! Gosh, where do I start? The weather’s been good (perfect for rabbit...
- “There is a sort of treaty. You have to memorize it, but that’s not hard because it’s four words long: ‘Don’t Fuck Shit Up.’”