Wild for to hold, though I seem tame


Chelsea, 22, in love with a whole bunch of stuff. Cis, she/her. I have a BFA in Creative Writing and English; fiction and storytelling are my greatest passions. I can never remember my MBTI, but I'm a Ravenclaw always. I love language, history, books, Disney, my friends, my family, and (most days) my life. I have flight instincts and I want to travel everywhere, but for the most part I'm happy where I am and as who I am.

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I am 22 years old and it is still so hard not to argue about TV shows.

Tagged: like critique your media all you wantand you have a right to be angry about whatever makes you angrybut sometimes the arguments you're making are actually incorrectand god but it is still so hard not to pick fights with people when i feel like they really really wrong about something i care aboutespecially if it's storytelling or characters that i care aboutpersonal

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theladymonsters:

i’m waiting for someone to write epic meta on why the reason bucky is so popular with female fans is bc his storyline being about being stripped of agency and personal autonomy resonates particularly with female experiences

I think you… just did it?

Yeah, this must be why most of the fic on AO3 is written with really great Black Widow, who’s never sidelined, ignored, or turned into a series of Dad Jokes. Because her plotline is about the same things.

…..wait.

Or why there’s a tonne of fanworks and meta about Gamora.

I’m not discounting or dismissing female fans who find that Bucky’s narrative resonates with them. But I think there’s meta to be written about how this storyline of being stripped of agency and personal autonomy, a storyline that applies to at least two female characters in the MCU, was not considered narratively important until it happened to a white man.

Fandom is notorious for wanting storylines that resonate with female experiences but dismissing female characters, such that even when we have two women whose storylines match that they’re ignored in favor of the dude. And THEN fandom is notorious for writing long essays about how they like the male character because he represents their experience in ways they’ve never seen before, without ever acknowledging that women are having that same storyline in more explicitlygendered terms right there.

That’s fandom in a microcosm. And I’m pretty sure that’s the point theladymonsters was making.

All of the above is true, but I wouldn’t blame media consumers so much as media creators.

Bucky’s storyline and experience with losing agency and autonomy is played out in an extremely engaging way. The movies show his before, during, and (presumably and hopefully) will show his after.

Natasha’s loss of agency and autonomy isn’t explicitly shown in the movies like Bucky’s is. (I believe it’s played out in the comics but I don’t know for sure). We only get an ‘after’ of Natasha; the way that she’s trying to rebuild and recreate herself. Her story is aftermath, not process.

Gamora’s storyline was handled terribly. There’s a lot of much better meta than I could write about this, but suffice it to say that the main thing that I took from that movie was “dear god i wish the movie actually addressed Gamora and Nebula in any substantial way”. Gamora’s reaction to her loss of agency revolved around Quill, rather than herself, and therefore, I think, packed a lot less punch.

Point being, Bucky’s experience is the one fandom latches onto because it has the best source material. It elicits the most emotional response because it was explored more and better than the stories of the women. Because misogyny. 

#basically i don’t like blaming female fans for their engagement with media

For myself, I’ve made my peace with the fact that I want to work out all my issues of female experience on the bodies of male characters because it gives me a little distance from it. When those bad things happen to female characters, it’s too real, too close. I don’t want stories about women suffering violence and dehumanization; I want stories about women who are strong and fierce. I want stories about women who are as safe as I hope I am (and know I’m probably not). When I want a story about suffering and helplessness you’re damn straight I want it to be about a man, because I don’t want it to be about me.

Tagged: yes goodmarvelthe winter soldier

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booklikes:

Banned Book covers by Morgan Sobel. 

booklikes:

Banned Book covers by Morgan Sobel. 

Tagged: nothing has ever made me so happyin my entire lifethankbooksjust because a book is famous doesn't mean it's actually goodi'm looking at you harper leeand also like literally all of these other peopleand a bunch of other people tooALSO just because an author does write a good book does not mean that the author is a good personand sometimes their books are good DESPITE the fact that the author is shitty and sometimes their books are good BECAUSE the authors are shiit's okay to still enjoy the book as long as you know the author is a douche and you don'tlikeignore thati'm talking about the great gatsby if you hadn't figured that outalso kind of dorian graybasically surprise surprise white guys are assholesi got carried awayi'm sorrythe point is that this post is nice a+

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abbydraws:

a cozy art for a stormy weather.

abbydraws:

a cozy art for a stormy weather.

Tagged: i wantart

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onamelancholyhill:

Our baby is a scene stealer ♥ ♥

Tagged: noel fisher is a giftgenuinelyi mean really this show is so good from the writers to the actorsbut noel fisher is a giftmickey milkovich

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My job: a transcript

  • Guest: Do you have --
  • Me: No.
  • Guest: What about --
  • Me: No.
  • Guest: Okay well are you out of --
  • Me: Yes.
  • Guest: Els--
  • Me: No.
  • Guest: Jack Skeletor?
  • Me: ...
  • Guest: Zoom Zoom or Sum Sum or...?
  • Me: Tsum Tsums?
  • Guest: Yes.
  • Me: No.
  • Guest: *strokes my leg*

Tagged: do you have anything that says 2013 on iti saw it at my disney store at home but i didn't buy it because i figured you'd have it heredoes this really cost what it says on the sign<SFbn.kjzaw.gjkbhsf.jkghbljkfgh.akjsf.gakjshfgkuawhrgekjadfhbgpersonal

Me being touched by people who aren’t my friends. 

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Tagged: everyday at workwhywhy do people from other countries and from the southern states touch everyone all the timethis is not normal at home and i do not understandlike do i actually need to wear a sign that says yes hello i am chelsea please don't stroke me

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Halloween decor at Magic Kingdom Park (x)

Tagged: halloweenDisneymagic kingdomwalt disney worldfall

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Tagged: you know between working for disney and all of the shameless in my life latelymy life is all about one mickey or anotherbut mostlymickey milkovichsorry bossshamelessoh and alsohandsyes pls

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supernatural-tardis:

i had a crush on this guy and i decided to pull a Pavlov on him by offering him whenever i saw him  this brand of candy he seemed to really like and after a while whenever he saw me he got excited for a second then you could see his expression shift to wondering the why the hell was he so happy to see me and i swear it was the evilest thing but also the most hilarious i made a guy like me by conditioning him into associating me to a candy he liked

Tagged: this is the funniest fucking thing i have ever read in my lifei'm laughing out loud in the middle of starbucks

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