Life is a Cabaret
Question for people who know more about Wanda Maximoff than I do: she’s sometimes referred to as a “Nexus Being.” What the heck does that mean? The comics don’t seem to be terribly clear about that from what I can tell, and the different wiki entries seem to say several contradictory things.
How it was described in the books.
Nick Carraway is queer. Good bye.
Pretty sure Nick fucks a dude from that awful party at the beginning of the book. Literally the only way that scene makes sense.
So yes. Nick Carraway is totally queer.
I love readings of this book that reject the white hetero-ness that people think has to be canon.
Nick’s queer reading makes so much sense if you think about how he rejects the majority of West Egg (or whatever egg it is) but still holds Gatsby up on a pedestal. He calls everyone there selfish but thinks Gatsby (who I’ll argue is still rather selfish) represents this amazing sense of hope and perseverance.
The “Gatsby is Black” reading is so damn good and makes the entire book so much more interesting. Along with Queer!Nick, they make the book a far more enriching read.
Like, the Great Gatsby is a book about classism and the unattainability of the American Dream for the marginalized and the disillusionment of the young in the years just before the great depression.
Reading all the characters as white straight people misses a huge opportunity to explore those themes within a wider and more meaningful context.
also to add I have articles discussing the whole “Nick is queer” thing:
Talking about Gatsby possibly being black and Nick possibly being queer and all the implications and innuendos in this book that people NEVER TALK ABOUT makes me happy because honestly all of this makes this really great book even more interesting to talk about.
Like, if nothing else, Gatsby being black really makes his romance with Daisy much more interesting (And the fact that Tom, Daisy’s husband, is SUPER SUPER SUPER RACIST already.)
And if the Green Light across the bay is Gatsby’s longing for acceptance within upper class society and the unattainable fulfillment of the American dream and being with Daisy, then think of what it all represents to Nick.
Nick who stands in the back and watches Gatsby pining, who watches Gatsby failing, Nick who is the only person to go to Gatsby’s funeral. Nick, who in the wake of Gatsby’s death, reflects that what preyed on Gatsby “temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men.” Because Nick goes to West Egg to try and find himself, finds Gatsby and loses him, and then goes back out west, leaving it all behind.
I thought you’d never ask - Avengers #201
"Help each other train"
So that’s what they’re calling it these days…
Details. - Avengers #201
every woman is wonder woman
but what if you became a famous actor or actress and then you were asked to do a film and you accepted but then your costar was your celebrity crush that you used to blog about at 3am and you used to cry over their face and their general life decisions
And then you find out there’s a sex scene between the two characters
And then there are gifs of those sex scenes. You become someone’s otp..
parents who vaccinate their children without their consent are terrible parents, no exceptions.
parents who let their children die of completely preventable diseases because they think 8 year olds are capable of making their own medical decisions are terrible parents. no exceptions
and who allow their children to expose immunocompromised people who CAN’T get vaccinated to these diseases are super shitty. no exceptions
Children can not consent. Vaccination saves lives. Responsible parenting includes proper medical care including vaccination whenever possible. No. Exceptions.
Katharine Hepburn, Olivia de Havilland, Grace Kelly and Anne Bancroft take a tour through the first four decades of the Academy at the 40th Academy Awards, hosted by Bob Hope.
Like she just sneaks up behind it and climbs on its back, all by herself, and when the guy who built it asks her what happened she’s all “YOU CAN READ ABOUT IT IN TOMORROW’S PAPER!”
OK now remind me why wasn’t this series called “Lois Lane” again? Can we all just name her the biggest badass in comics and be done with it?