High-Profile Rich Kid
A blog of fandom, geek culture, exhaustive analyses of geek culture, terrible jokes and stupid internet memes, pictures of adorable animals, writing, and SCIENCE. Enjoy!

---The Gene to my Tony---

Fandoms:
Iron Man: Armored Adventures
Middle Earth/LotR
Star Trek
(pre-reboot; mostly TOS)
The Avengers, MCU, Comics
Labyrinth
Firefly
Doctor Who
(Nine!)

thespiritofyamato:

MOTHERFUCKERS COULDN’T GET ON WONDER WOMEN’S LEVEL 

Tags:   ▫ /MATRIARCHY INTENSIFIES ▫ Wonder Woman ▫ comics ▫ comic books ▫ DC ▫ NOBODY TALKS SHIT TO WONDER WOMAN 

esmenet:

You know, just three days ago I was getting all melancholy about how the fandoms I write fic in now are all the same ones I was writing in five or seven years ago (Utena, Harry Potter, Gokusen, A:TLA)

but now Iron Man: Armored Adventures is eating my life and I’m gonna write like eight hundred fics for it as soon as I finish all the episodes

so I think I’m doing okay on that front now

#TOO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT TEENAGE SUPERHEROES #that’s gonna be my personal tag for stuff i don’t want to bother the real fandom tag with

/sneakily tracks this tag

seriously don’t worry about it, there’s like ten of us in this whole fandom and we fill the tag with random dumb shit all the time. we have so little content to work with, spamming each other with our FEELINGS is like, 50% of what we do.

Tags:   ▫ i mean like ▫ have you seen the ridiculous crack headcanons chatvert and I post ▫ IMAA ▫ Armored Adventures ▫ IM:AA ▫ Iron Man: Armored Adventures ▫ Iron Man Armored Adventures 

samsteves:

i’m fucking crying someone’s steve/bucky tag is “barnes and noble” oh my god

Tags:   ▫ WHY DOES STEVE HAVE ALL THE BEST SHIP NAMES ▫ Sam/Steve ▫ Freebird ▫ Steve/Bucky ▫ Barnes and Noble ▫ and of course the unparalleled triumph of ship names: ▫ Stark Spangled Banner ▫ Steve Rogers ▫ Captain America ▫ shipping ▫ ship names 

I don’t even ship anybody romantically/sexually in cap 2 I just ship steve/sam/nat/bucky as like. a platonic cuddlepuddle foursome.

Tags:   ▫ im really invested the steve/sam/nat/bucky cuddlepuddle ▫ it is so important ▫ I call it... ▫ supersupersoldiersoldiersoldierspyspy ▫ Captain America ▫ Captain America: The Winter Soldier ▫ The Winter Soldier ▫ Captain America 2 ▫ CA:TWS ▫ Cap 2 ▫ MCU 

nonasuch:

additionally, I CANNOT GET OVER Steve’s fucking Sadness Errands that he keeps running around DC, like, his schedule literally goes

6 AM: jogging

7:15: unburden soul to total stranger, lacking better options

3 PM: visit own museum exhibit to stare at the Dead Best Friend Wall

4:30: attempt meaningful human connection with sole surviving contemporary; fail due to Alzheimer’s

6 PM: dinner for one

7 PM: contemplate own loneliness, probably

Tags:   ▫ Dead Best Friend Wall ▫ omfg ▫ steve is a huge pathetic loser ▫ it's adorable I love it ▫ Steve Rogers ▫ Captain America ▫ Captain America 2 ▫ Captain America: The Winter Soldier ▫ The Winter Soldier ▫ CA:TWS ▫ cap 2 ▫ cap 2 spoilers 
The Importance of Mary Sue

geekmehard:

unwinona:

When I was in Ninth Grade, I won a thing.  

That thing, in particular, was a thirty dollar Barnes & Noble gift certificate.  I was still too young for a part-time job, so I didn’t have this kind of spending cash on me, ever.  I felt like a god.

Drunk with power, I fancy-stepped my way to my local B&N.  I was ready to choose new books based solely on the most important of qualities…BADASS COVER ART.  I walked away with a handful of paperbacks, most of which were horrible (I’m looking at you, Man-Kzin Wars III) or simply forgettable.  

One book did not disappoint.  I fell down the rabbit hole into a series that proved to be as badass as the cover art promised (Again, Man-Kzin Wars III, way to drop the ball on that one).  With more than a dozen books in the series, I devoured them.  I bought cassette tapes of ballads sung by bards in the stories.  And the characters.  Oh, the characters.  I loved them.  Gryphons, mages, but most importantly, lots of women.  Different kinds of women.  So many amazing women.  I looked up to them, wrote bad fiction that lifted entire portions of dialogue and character descriptions, dreamed of writing something that the author would include in an anthology.

This year I decided in a fit of nostalgia to revisit the books I loved so damn much.  I wanted to reconnect with my old friends…

…and I found myself facing Mary Sues.  Lots of them.  Perfect, perfect, perfect.  A fantasy world full of Anakin Skywalkers and Nancy Drews and Wesley Crushers.  I felt crushed.  I had remembered such complex, deep characters and didn’t see those women in front of me at all anymore.  Where were those strong women who kept me safe through the worst four years of my life?

Which led me to an important realization as I soldiered on through book after book.  That’s why I needed them.  Because they were Mary Sues.  These books were not written to draw my attention to all the ugly bumps and whiskers of the real world.  They were somewhere to hide.  I was painfully aware that I was being judged by my peers and adults and found lacking.  I was a fuckup.  And sometimes a fuckup needs to feel like a Mary Sue.  As an adult, these characters felt a little thin because they lacked the real world knowledge I, as an adult, had learned and earned.  But that’s the thing…these books weren’t FOR this current version of myself.   Who I am now doesn’t need a flawless hero because I’m comfortable with the idea that valuable people are also flawed.

There is a reason that most fanfiction authors, specifically girls, start with a Mary Sue.  It’s because girls are taught that they are never enough.  You can’t be too loud, too quiet, too smart, too stupid.  You can’t ask too many questions or know too many answers.  No one is flocking to you for advice.  Then something wonderful happens.  The girl who was told she’s stupid finds out that she can be a better wizard than Albus Dumbledore.  And that is something very important.  Terrible at sports?  You’re a warrior who does backflips and Legolas thinks you’re THE BEST.   No friends?  You get a standing ovation from Han Solo and the entire Rebel Alliance when you crash-land safely on Hoth after blowing up the Super Double Death Star.  It’s all about you.  Everyone in your favorite universe is TOTALLY ALL ABOUT YOU.

I started writing fanfiction the way most girls did, by re-inventing themselves.  

Mary Sues exist because children who are told they’re nothing want to be everything.  

As a girl, being “selfish” was the worst thing you could be.  Now you live in Narnia and Prince Caspian just proposed marriage to you.  Why?  Your SELF is what saved everyone from that sea serpent.  Plus your hair looks totally great braided like that.

In time, hopefully, these hardworking fanfiction authors realize that it’s okay to be somewhere in the middle and their characters adjust to respond to that.  As people grow and learn, characters grow and learn.  Turns out your Elven Mage is more interesting if he isn’t also the best swordsman in the kingdom.  Not everyone needs to be hopelessly in love with your Queen for her to be a great ruler.  There are all kinds of ways for people to start owning who they are, and embracing the things that make them so beautifully weird and complicated.

Personally, though, I think it’s a lot more fun learning how to trust yourself and others if you all happen to be riding dragons.

Mary Sues exist because children who are told they’re nothing want to be everything.

A girl making herself the hero of her own story is a radical act. Stop shaming girls for doing it. Stop shaming yourself for it. 

Tags:   ▫ Mary Sues ▫ writing ▫ fanfiction 

jaredhower:

i hate when i wear a skirt or dress somewhere and people ask me why i’m dressed so fancy like i don’t need an occasion to free my legs from the constraints of pants thank you very much

people don’t understand that a dress is actually the laziest clothing you can wear. it decreases the decision-making processes of getting dressed by up to 50% because it takes the place of shirt AND pants

like I have this one dress that’s lined and has built-in bra cups, I could wear this dress without any underwear. it could be literally the only thing I wear. I could stumble out of bed and pull a dress over my head and run a brush through my hair and walk out of the house 20 seconds later without having had a single coherent conscious thought and people would be like “wow why are you do dressed up”

Tags:   ▫ dresses ▫ clothing ▫ I love dresses and I have way too many of them 

I just conned one of my college friends into watching IMAA ehehehehehehehehehehehehehe

Tags:   ▫ I feel like I am tending a small and delicate garden ▫ planting seeds one at a time ▫ carefully nurturing each new sprout by hand ▫ waiting for them to bloom into beautiful flowers ▫ beautiful flowers of gay superhero fanfiction ▫ yes ▫ exactly ▫ IMAA ▫ Armored Adventures ▫ IM:AA ▫ Iron Man: Armored Adventures ▫ Iron Man Armored Adventures 

esmenet:

cinnamon-anemone:

esmenet:

TOO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT TEENAGE SUPERHEROES

DID SOMEONE SAY FEELINGS ABOUT TEENAGE SUPERHEROES???

THEY ARE SO ADORABLE I CAN ONLY DESCRIBE THEM IN HARRY POTTER METAPHORS

(GENE IS THE NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM OF THAT FRIEND GROUP IF NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM WAS ACTUALLY DRACO MALFOY)

"Neville Longbottom if Neville Longbottom was Draco Malfoy"

this is so accurate omfg??? IM LAUGHING SO HARD

Tags:   ▫ Gene Khan ▫ Emotionally Constipated Unwilling Bonus Sidekick/Frenemy ▫ IMAA ▫ Armored Adventures ▫ IM:AA ▫ Iron Man: Armored Adventures ▫ Iron Man Armored Adventures 

esmenet:

I went into this show expecting camp and bad voice acting

what I got was heartwarming teenage superheroes and people subconsciously trying to destroy their only friendships and me worrying about injured fictional high schoolers

and unexpectedly heartbreaking minor characters (IVAN VANKO I AM LOOKING AT YOU)

and desperate hope that this little heroes/villain friendship won’t completely crash and burn

/muffled pained laughter in the distance

Tags:   ▫ 'gene taking advantage of them then going back to sulk in his stepfather's underground prison' ▫ extremely accurate summary of Gene's relationship with Team Iron Man ▫ WILL THEIR FRIENDSHIP CRASH AND BURN IN A SPECTACULAR AND HORRIFYING FASHION?? ▫ I WON'T TELL ▫ IT'S A M Y S T E R Y ▫ IMAA ▫ Armored Adventures ▫ IM:AA ▫ Iron Man: Armored Adventures ▫ Iron Man Armored Adventures 

Bitis gabonica, commonly known as the Gaboon viper, is a venomous viper species found in the rainforests and savannas of sub-Saharan Africa.[1] This is not only the largest member of the genus Bitis,[2] but also the world’s heaviest viperid,[3] and it has the longest fangs, up to 2 inches (5 cm), and the highest venom yield of any venomous snake.[3] Two subspecies are currently recognised, including the nominate race described here.[4]

this snake is trippin’ me out because its patterning makes it look like it’s a little snake riding on top of a really big snake

Tags:   ▫ SNAKES ▫ reptiles ▫ animals ▫ herps 

esmenet:

TOO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT TEENAGE SUPERHEROES

DID SOMEONE SAY FEELINGS ABOUT TEENAGE SUPERHEROES???

Tags:   ▫ /puts on full cosplay ▫ /sprints across the country to your house ▫ /crashes through your window ▫ YES HELLO I AM HERE FOR THE TEENAGE SUPERHERO FEELINGS ▫ TEENTONY AND HIGH SCHOOL TEAM IRON MAN VS BABBY MANDARIN YES ▫ I will watch this show with anyone any time ▫ IMAA ▫ Armored Adventures ▫ IM:AA ▫ Iron Man: Armored Adventures ▫ Iron Man Armored Adventures ▫ how far are you ▫ have you finished s1 yet ▫ because you are definitely gonna need emotional support ▫ welcome to the IMAA fandom aka the IMAA Support Group For Intense Emotional Trauma Caused By A Children's Cartoon 

cinnamon-anemone:

ILLEGAL SNOW PATROL LYRICS ILLEGAL GO TO JAIL

#I HAVEN’T ENVEN SEEN THE MOEVIE YET IM CANT HAVE FEELGISN ABUT IT YET OK

UPDATE I HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE AND NOW I HAVE A LOT MORE FEELINGS

Tags:   ▫ SNOW PATROL ▫ EXTREMELY ILLEGAL ▫ MY HOVERCRAFT IS FULL OF FEELS ▫ IT IS FULLER OF FEELS THAN IT WAS BEFORE ▫ I paid zero attention to Bucky in Cap 1 but holy SHIT did I get hit with the Bucky Feels train in Cap 2 ▫ I DID NOT EXPECT THIS ▫ everything hurt so much more than I expected ▫ Bucky Barnes ▫ Captain America ▫ The Winter Soldier ▫ Captain America: The Winter Soldier ▫ Captain America 2 ▫ Cap 2 ▫ Cap 2 spoilers ▫ ??? 

Tonight on Tumblr: Things In MCU That Cinna Does Not Give A Shit About

Tags:   ▫ sorry I'll shut up now ▫ blah blah blah GOOD MOVIE WATCH THE MOVIE ▫ MCU 

cinnamon-anemone:

Reasons I Care About Steve Rogers:

33%: other characters I care about care about him

33%: the excellence of the two cap movies

33%: Chris Evans’ fine, fine booty

0%: Steve Rogers

NEGATIVE 100%: STONY

Tags:   ▫ I ▫ DONT ▫ CARE ▫ ABOUT ▫ STONY ▫ UNPOPULAR OPINION ▫ i really really really dont tho ▫ I don't necessarily hate it ▫ sometimes I will read amusing stony fic and enjoy it ▫ but for the most part i just???/?? ▫ dont care????????? ▫ the relationship b/w steve and tony is SO much less interesting to me than their relationships with other characters ▫ both romantic and otherwise ▫ I guess I could be convinced that it is a thing in the comics (even tho I still dont care) ▫ but it is SO not a thing in MCU ▫ not a thing ▫ who cares ▫ why does anyone care ▫ why mcu stony when bruce/tony and steve/bucky or steve/sam ▫ those are 100000000% superior to stony in mcu ▫ MCU Stony NOTP ▫ so sick of stony like omg ▫ Steve Rogers ▫ Tony Stark ▫ Captain America ▫ Iron Man ▫ Stony ▫ MCU