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Okay, it’s my turn to do one of those classic Tumblr posts where I reblog somebody else’s movie gifs and add a, “let’s talk about this scene, though.”

Let’s talk about this scene, though. This little exchange about the bikini is one of the moments that stuck with me the most from The Winter Soldier, in terms of characterizing Natasha, as well as Steve’s relationship with her.

So we learn that Natasha has a small but grisly-looking bullet scar on her abdomen. She points out that it keeps her from wearing a bikini.

What Steve hears her say is that she’s self-conscious about how she’d look in a bikini because of a scar. So his reaction is basically to say, “Whatever, girl. You still look great.” He’s not even flirting, he’s just saying, “That’s ridiculous.”

But he’s hearing her wrong. It’s not that Natasha doesn’t wear bikinis because she’s embarrassed by her scar, or self-conscious of its ugliness. Natasha doesn’t wear bikinis because she doesn’t want anyone around the pool or at the beach to know that she’s the sort of person who acquires bullet scars.

Think about it: Whether it’s an undercover mission or R&R, any situation where the Black Widow wears a swimsuit is going to be one in which she prefers everyone to see her as just some anonymous hot girl. Because if somebody else is around with the same training she has, they’re going to be scanning the area for anyone who looks dangerous. And part of Natasha’s job- part of what keeps Natasha alive- is not showing up on their radar.

I like to think that later Steve put this together, or she explained it to him. RIght now, though, they have more pressing concerns, like Steve’s one-armed ex-boyfriend who put the scar there in the first place.

Favorite Female Characters [1/10] → Tauriel (The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug)






Reblogging again bc I’ve been watching it for awhile (for characterization purposes!) and I thought Widow was running a little, erm, poorly. But then I remembered her ankle got pinned under that beam when the Helicarrier was attacked and this AMAZING BITCH IS RUNNING ON A BROKEN ANKLE.

ain’t no broken limb gonna stop the truly fierce one

No but the amazing thing is that things like that often get forgotten about in filmmaking. Oh she’s got a broken ankle huh? Oh well, I’m sure the fans won’t notice. BUT WE NOTICED AND THEY ARE AMAZING AT DETAIL IN THIS MOVIE.


The Avengers: Age of Ultron Captain America poster


but I am not on my own

Will you follow me, one last time?

"Does Legolas teach Bard about archery or does Bard teach Legolas about archery?" x


never not reblog Scarlett calling idiots out on their bullshit


This is a story of how a Baggins had an adventure.


middle-earth meme: [2/10 scenes]


imagine a vampire going “fuck it” and just taking some antihistamines before going to town on a plate of garlic bread

later on it’s wheeled into the ER with like a puffed up face and it just goes “I have been on this earth 10 thousand years but i have not lived until this day”


AoU First Official Stills

/casually screams at Caps suit

ohmakemeahercules: Good luck applying for this new posting :) it's good you've found something related to your degree. Where I live there's next to nothing related to my degree. Mostly hard labor, retail and healthcare related stuff.

That’s mostly the case here as well. Every now and then I find something that shows up in my field, that I actually qualify for. That’s once in a blue moon though. Most entry level positions in my field want 3-5 years professional experience.

It’s like employers don’t understand anymore what the whole fucking point of an entry level position is.