High-Profile Rich Kid
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---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!)

/whispers

omg i did the thing

i did the fic

im not sure if i want to post it or not??

Tags:   ▫ FIC ▫ FANFIC ▫ icantfuckn ging belivve it wahat has this showdone to mbe ▫ dsfjaklsdjf ▫ IMAA ▫ it's only 700 words ▫ so cheesy and maudlin 
Tags:   ▫ I know it's cliche now but this is still the funniest part of the whole franchise ▫ especially because of the way RDJ says it ▫ sometimes he comes out with these slightly odd turns of phrase that are emphasized a little strangely ▫ and for some reason because it's not exactly what you expect ▫ it's 10x funnier ▫ The Avengers ▫ MCU ▫ that man is playing Galaga ▫ Galaga 

beerburritowhiskey:

reallylameblog:

They’re coming

We have seen their kind before:

WHERE THE FUCK DO THESE PICTURES COME FROM

Tags:   ▫ tbh tho suddenly bananas is probably one of my favorite memes of all time ▫ SUDDENLY ▫ BANANAS ▫ THOUSANDS OF THEM ▫ memes ▫ old dead obscure memes ▫ i love them 

im fuckign cyring my phone autocorrects “porn” to “pr0n” ive never even typed that before i didnt teach it pr0n that’s the factory-installed dictionary autocorrect i cant stop laughing

Tags:   ▫ pr0n ▫ PORN ▫ WHO DECIDED THIS ▫ this is my life 

I have been having intense Tony feelings all day and I think it may be time to write some post-plane-crash heinous sadfic

Tags:   ▫ am i gonna do it?? ▫ am i gonna write hte fic???? ▫ MAYBE ▫ are u ever gonna see it? ▫ ALMOST CERTAINLY NOT ▫ sry ▫ IMAA ▫ Armored Adventures ▫ IM:AA ▫ Iron Man: Armored Adventures ▫ Iron Man Armored Adventures ▫ fanfic 

wytchprincess:

when i was a child i thought ‘male enhancement’ pills just made you a better guy. they made you pleasant to be around. the man on the commercial had a big smile on his face and they made a point of how happy his wife was and everyone loved him. this is honestly what i thought

pills to make cis men more pleasant to be around would be so much more beneficial to society than dick pills

Tags:   ▫ MATRIARCHY ▫ MISANDRY ▫ also legitimate resentment that cis men have ppl tripping over each other in their enthusiasm to treat their limp dicks ▫ while women's ACTUAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH gets restricted 

at Awesomecon this weekend chatvert and I went to a panel on Marvel movies, and at one point the panelists were discussing villains and one of them called Bucky a villain, and like half the audience shouted “BUCKY ISN’T A VILLAIN” in really pained voices

Tags:   ▫ it was so funny ▫ the heartbreak was palpable ▫ then at least three people started arguing with the panelist about why bucky wasn't a villain ▫ BUCKYFEELS the panel ▫ also there was a five-minute discussion on why MCU!Mandarin sucked so overall it was an awesome panel ▫ Captain America ▫ Captain America: The Winter Soldier ▫ The Winter Soldier ▫ Captain America 2 ▫ CA:TWS ▫ Cap 2 ▫ MCU ▫ Bucky Barnes ▫ Official MCU Woobie Bucky Barnes ▫ Awesomecon 
Tags:   ▫ WHAT A CUTIE ▫ Neil deGrasse Tyson ▫ SCIENCE 

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