“Bonnie Bennett is, more than anyone else, the hero of Mystic Falls. Damon is 98% self-interested, Elena and Stefan mostly do damage control, but Bonnie is the one who accepts — in straight-up Peter Parker style — that with her great power comes great responsibility … as it stands this episode was basically a tribute to how Bonnie Bennett is #1 the biggest BAMF in Mystic Falls, and #2 incredibly important to everyone around her — even if some of them aren’t willing to admit it.”—
“Sorry, but there is no triangle and there never was. Not in any of the characters (or creators) minds. Kid Flash is oblivious to Miss Martian’s interest in Superboy. He doesn’t know it, but he was never in the running. Miss Martian is not quite sure what to make of Kid Flash’s hitting on her, but she never had any interest in him beyond the platonic. She likes Wally but was ATTRACTED to Superboy (and vice versa) from moment one. I think that’s what happens sometimes. Sometimes two people just lock on. I’m not saying it’s “Love at First Sight”. But it’s teen-crush at first sight. And it’s moved forward from there. (Deeper feelings may come later.) People have accused us online of following a trope of good girl falling for bad boy, but they’re missing that moment in “Fireworks” when they both immediately click. At that moment, M’gann had no idea Superboy was a bad boy. He was - to her, anyway - just, well, hot. Her ideal. As for Supey, Miss M. was pretty much the first girl (as opposed to woman) he had ever seen, and he locked on her as well, though he had no idea what to do with those feelings… and at times acted badly in part because of them (and because of his density). I mean you don’t want a girl reading your mind, when what’s on your mind is her, and you’re not sure if she reciprocates. Every time he behaves badly, he struggles to make it right. And she seems quite empathetic toward his background and baggage, so she gives him a chance.”—Greg Weisman on Young Justice. (via roxanneritchi)
“For centuries, the consensus on Machiavelli’s best-known work has been that he was just trying to brown-nose his way back into the government. But a deeper study of his full body of work reveals that this is a pretty absurd ambition, considering not only did Machiavelli repeatedly say that “popular rule is always better than the rule of princes,” but after he wrote The Prince, he went right on back to writing treatises about the awesomeness of republics. Considering also that he was no stranger to the literary art of satire, scholars these days are turning to a more likely scenario — Machiavelli was the Stephen Colbert of the Renaissance.”—Cracked.com (via roxanneritchi)
I went to check out the Dragon Age II walkthrough on IGN
GPOY with the Female Hawke thing. Well, not the IGN walkthrough bit, because I haven’t used a walkthrough.
Basically my party is a badass all-girl squad… female warrior tough-as-nails bff, female Hawke the snarky archer/teleporting ninja, my loyal younger sister the mage, and the hyper-insecure (gpoy) elven mage girl with a creepy penchant for demons. I have two male companions available to me, but I haven’t needed to use them.
Initially I was freaking out with excitement, and then I was sad for the reasons you said. :( Man, I can’t even imagine playing a male Hawke… it sounds so… boring (especially a male Hawke mage).
But then they had a screencap, and it was THE TRUTH
Then I realized how desperate I was for awknowlegement of women and I got down about it again
This is my exact emotional process wrt that amazing Rule 63 JLA cosplay that’s making the rounds. Like: OH MY GOD LOOK AT ALL THE LADIES!!!!! :D!!!!! followed immediately by the horrible, crushing reminder that is the male default.
“Conversation was invented by humans to conceal reality. We use it to sweet talk our way around natural selection. You know who has real conversations? Ants. They talk by vomiting chemicals into each other’s mouths. They get right down to brass tacks. Bleh! Which way’s the picnic? Bleh! That way. Humans are more evolved. We lie.”—