flower language has always been an intense source of disappointment for me
like, they all mean really generic things like “love” or “forever” or “i’m sorry”
i thought you could combine flowers
like you could just send someone a bouquet and from the combination of hibiscus and posies and tulips they’d understand “the rebel leader is dead, rendezvous at the docks at 8, bring the dog, you will need lighter fluid and a large tomato”
I really hope no one’s answered this for you yet, I saw this and got so excited that my obscure knowledge base might come into use. I had to stretch a few flowers so to speak but Victorian flower language allows for alteration in meaning depending on colour, fruit, flower, bud, steam, leaves and thorns, so I didn’t feel I was too far out of line. This message would work best as two bouquets bound together. First red Nasturtium with no leaves (red denotes a leader, the nasturtium a patriot) mixed with white or red Mask Flowers (rebellion, red if you want to emphasize fighting, white martyrdom) around Cypress (death). Then Chick weed (rendezvous) and Blue Convolvulus (night) surrounded by eight White Popular Leaves (symbolises the time: eight), Yellow Iris (flame, and a flower that grows by rivers) and Yellow Prarie Dock Flowers (this was closest I could find to docks)and one large Tomato Leaf, all bound in Dogwood Bark. Dogwood represents deceit, but as far as I could find the bark wasn’t used symbolically, and as you referred to the dog instead of a dog, I thought it was likely the pun should be a dead giveaway.
So there’s your rebel message!
my fav part of gotg was when peter quill told that alien girl “i honestly forgot you were even here.”
it’s like james gunn was talking directly to me, a girl in the audience who was trying to enjoy the media he clearly created for only the boys in the audience.
The most annoying part of this scene is how easily it could have been used to establish Peter Quill as a) into aliens, b) into really casual sex, and c) normally kind of careless about his sex partners without it being at the alien girl’s expense.
I mean, you have Bereet crawl out of the cabin going “What the fuck, dude?” and him go “Whyyyyyyy are you still here, you packed up all your stuff so you could sneak out before I woke up, you said you had to get up early.” and she’s just like “Wait, what time is it shit did I sleep through my alarm goddammit.” and then two seconds of awkwardness because neither of them can remember the other’s name. It would communicate almost the exact same things about him, but putting them on an equal footing would siphon a lot of the lazy assholishness out of the writing.
Here we go
So, the other night I shared the picture of Steve where he not only put his bandages over his uniform, he poked holes in them for his wings to stick out:
[From Avengers #45, 2001, try to ignore that he’s also riding a hovering wheelchair.]
And someone remarked that maybe they were actually attached to his skull, which given this x-ray image of him talking on the phone, would not actually be that implausible:
[From Captain America #308, 1985.]
I remarked that they could be like Namor’s ankle wings. I don’t think Namor’s ankle wings actually give him enough lift to fly, but they’re more like, semiotic indicators that he CAN fly, or little steering wings, or something.
Anyway the upshot was that if the wings on Steve’s Captain America uniform were actually wings that he had growing out of his skull, and he just kept them folded up under his ‘do most of the time, maybe it was because some of Namor’s blood instead of Wolverine’s was used in making the Serum. Which would mean Steve could theoretically fly.
I like the idea that Steve could fly but didn’t tell anyone, because when he does his little headwings flap frantically and it just looks silly.
i find my cosmic insignificance reassuring
the stars don’t fucking care who i am or what i do
i owe the universe nothing
i exist on my own terms
#when existentialism becomes comforting rather than horrifying
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