AIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE GIMME GIMME.
I was waiting someone to point the relationship between the characters and the people in the wall painting (Delacroix “Liberty leading the people”). Wolverine is standing in front of the working man, that depicts the strenght; Hanks standing in front of the man that represents the intelectual background of the revolution and Erik… Well, he is standing as the Liberty leading the people, and in the painting she does it holding weapons in both hands.
I think it’s a interesting relationship between what goes in the scene and the meaning of the painting and the importance of both revolutions, in each given moment, making them equal by the weight of the each gesture and the will of using force to achieve the goal. At the same time, next the Liberty there’s a boy holding guns, what means this war reaches everyone in every age, and they all should be ready to fight.
That would be enough meaning pointing Erik stands in front of a totally open door, what visually makes me wonder if it’s this character’s fate to open (by force) the way for the upcoming events, maybe as a key, but also maybe as a trigger. At first I thought Erik would be just another piece in the game, but the symbols shows otherwise.
WolfCop - Poster
In theaters June 6, 2014
This is how Derek Hale gets arrested, AGAIN, protesting outside the Beacon Hills movie theater with a sign he made that says: REPRESENTATION, NOT EXPLOITATION. Or—that’s not how he gets arrested. He’s out there for most of opening weekend, wearing various sweaters in cosy colors. He has some pamphlets, if people are interested. He dutifully explains to people who say, look, the werewolf is the HERO in the movie, what’s the problem? Again and again. No actual werewolves were involved in this movie in any way—that would have been a good start. It doesn’t matter if he’s the hero if the movie still portrays being a werewolf as a freakish, terrifying, disgusting thing that happens to your body instead of a core part of your identity. This movie is lurid fetishization dressed up as progress. Here’s a list of independent werewolf films if you’re interested.
How he gets arrested is that Isaac shows up late on Saturday night, takes one look at the college kids laughing at Derek while he talks to an NPR-Mom, and leans in and snatches their tickets out of their hands, rips them in half.
"Don’t worry about it, you can still see a werewolf," he snarls, grabbing one of them by the shirtfront, fangs dropping. Derek pulls him off, but not before he clocks one of them pretty good. They both spend the night in jail.
NPR-mom testifies at the trial. Derek is cleared. Isaac gets community service and discovers his talents at teaching toddlers gymnastics at the local Boys and Girls Club. The makers of Wolf Cop issue a formal apology. Claw and Order, a gritty crime drama where most of the wolf characters are played by real werewolves and they have a werewolf script advisor, debuts on HBO with record-breaking ratings. Derek has it on his DVR but is 13 episodes behind because it’s intense and sometimes really sad.
Pack + 1 is on ABC at 8:00 on Fridays; it’s an hour-long family dramedy about a dysfunctional pack and their reluctant emissary, who learn lessons about love and trust after taking in an orphaned wolf pup. Derek watches it live and then downloads it from Itunes and also he bought the soundtrack for season 1, but that’s because it’s important to show support, he says, it’s not—it’s just—it’s a kid’s show, but—but. It’s pretty well written, he mutters.
Change begins at home.
do you ever have a plan for the day and suddenly it’s 4pm and you’ve achieved literally nothing
I believe Douglas Adams and John Lloyd came up with a word for this feeling.
Asked by Anonymous
Oh gosh, don’t feel bad, there are plenty of Americans who have never even heard of this.
The Winter Soldier Investigation was a 1971 veteran-organized media event intended to draw attention to the war crimes that had taken place in Vietnam. Directly inspired by the exposure of the My Lai Massacre (the mass murder of over five hundred unarmed civilians by American troops) in 1969, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) brought together discharged servicemen from every branch of the military to discuss the atrocities they had seen and committed during their time in the war. They hoped bring these tragedies before the public eye, and to prove that American military policies led directly to the death and torment of civilians. Eventually a transcript from this conference made its way before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the Fullbright Hearings.
When Ed Brubaker, the author who wrote the original Winter Soldier arc, chose the name, he wanted something that would call up both cold Siberian winters and the atrocities of war. This fit the bill.
But the term itself, the idea of “winter soldiers”, was coined by VVAW as a response to the writings of Thomas Paine, who described the men who deserted at Valley Forge during the American Revolution:
These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country, but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
A winter soldier is someone who will warm their hands over a meager fire and weather the cold. Someone who refuses to abandon their country and its potential, no matter what the personal cost.
So how’s that for a weird little twist? According to Thomas Paine—activist, political philosopher, and revolutionary—the real winter soldier is Captain America.