why hate on trans boys when you can hate on cis boys
why hate on anyone when you can grow up and spread some positivity instead
Why hate people when you can hate humidity
Why stop at humidity when you can hate mosquitoes?
i fuckin hate mosquitoes
that’s the spirit
280. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Stephen Norrington (2003)
"Very American. Fire enough bullets and hope to hit the target."
-May this new century be yours, son, as the old one was mine.
anon pls this is my dream AU i love gothic horror and romantic literature, in fact i cry every single time i read Frankenstein no joke (also, a+++ use of an emoticon omg)
i will do this in a sort of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen format uwu
- Steve is a private detective: he used to be a police detective, but after his partner, Bucky, was attacked by a mysterious figure with sharp teeth and red skin, he decided to investigate paranormal phenomena instead. Bucky isn’t convinced it’s a good idea - perhaps Steve will find out things he doesn’t want to know, or see things he doesn’t want to see - it’s not safe, Steve. But Steve says he won’t let people get hurt, like Bucky did
- Steve’s partner in his supernatural investigations is Sam Wilson: a veteran whose fellow soldier’s life was claimed by a monster he didn’t get a good glimpse of, leading him to try and find out what did it. He never found answers - but Steve took him on as his assistant, using his knowledge of combat and wounds to help him in his investigations. He also writes penny dreadfuls, based on their cases, as a source of income (with Steve’s permission - and to Bucky’s amusement, when he reads Steve’s copies)
- Their first case is of a series of attacks in the streets of Edinburgh: there’s no clear culprit, and onlookers claimed a ‘monster’ was the one to attack the victims. The property destruction points to a monster, being more extensive than could be inflicted by a man alone - the victims were all owners of workhouses, and landlords who were extorting their tenants. Steve and Sam trace the attacks back to one man - a Dr. Banner, known for trying his remedies out on himself. Frustrated with the various injustices he saw in the city, Banner wanted revenge on the people who created them - one of his potions went awry, and caused him to transform into a monster whenever he grew angry. Steve doesn’t hand him in to the police, given that he did the community some good, on the whole - he didn’t actually kill anyone. He makes him promise to be more careful, though.
- Their next case is more of a curiosity, really: it concerns the narcissistic, partying, rich heir to the Stark fortune, Tony Stark. He’s approaching 50, apparently, but doesn’t look like he’s much older than his late 20s - it’s odd, but one of his business rivals, Justin Hammer, hires Steve and Sam to find out what’s going on for him. After much sleuthing, Sam manages to infiltrate Stark manor - he finds, in a locked room, an ageing picture of the young heir; the picture shows him with a few wounds, too. He’s caught by Tony, who tells him the picture ages and is wounded instead of him - allowing him to get up to whatever he pleases, unafraid of repercussions, or ageing, or dying. Sam tells him he better make damn good choices, or he’ll be back to destroy the painting. He lets him off with a warning, though.
- An adventurer by the name of Clint Barton contacts them, next: he’s been all over the world, exploring a whole bunch of territories, and cataloguing them in journals. He’s an outgoing guy - but he comes to them possessed by an idea: he thinks he’s seen an evil creature in the streets of London; he thinks it’s following him. Steve perks up, at that: it could be the same creature - the one with the Red Skull, and the sharp teeth - that attacked Bucky. Sam tells him not to get too personally involved in the case - but he has to admit, it sound similar to the thing that got Bucky, when Clint says he only sees flashes of red, from the shadows, where it lurks. Tailing Clint, using him as bait, they manage to track the creature: but when they find it, it’s not the Red Skull at all. It’s a young woman, with pale skin and red hair: Clint recognises her as a young woman he saved from predators in Romania, one time - an adventuress - she says he didn’t save her, she was turned into a vampire by them. But she’s been atoning for her sins, as a vampire, ever since: she was following him to assure his protection; maybe, one day, thank him for helping her out when she was vulnerable (the vampires would have killed her, if he hadn’t intervened, rather than just turned her). Steve and Sam consider killing her - but Clint says he’d rather work with her. She agrees to come with him on his explorations, from then on, as protection: she owes him a debt, after all.
- Later, when Bucky visits the agency, and reads through Sam’s transcript of what was said, Steve tells Sam he wishes Natasha had been the creature that hurt Bucky. Seeing a vampire up close, and how vicious they can be, he admits that he’s surprised Bucky survived the attack. Sam asks him what he means - he repeats what he said, and Sam pauses, telling him, Bucky didn’t survive, Steve - he’s gone, remember?
- Steve pauses, not understanding for a moment - he calls to Bucky, from the next room, but gets no reply. He waits for him to come through and ask what’s up, and tells Sam, Bucky lives with me - he reads your stories, he loves them. Sam can’t believe what he’s hearing - then, he hears bumps from the next room, and rushes into it. He finds everything in disarray - books everywhere, glass smashed - and asks Steve what the hell is going on. Steve rushes home, with Sam on his heels, thinking Bucky must have left without telling him - this can’t be true, he - he lives with me, he’s still alive - he finds Bucky there, pale and wrapped up warm like he usually is. His arms are covered: he sheds the layers, and the bandages he put on himself for convenience, and shows Steve what his left arm is like beneath his sleeves, and coat: a mass of deep, bleeding bite wounds; torn veins and arteries, open and weeping. Steve’s finally forced to realise the truth: Bucky bled out, that right. He was dead the whole time.
- Sam sees Bucky’s ghost, for the first time: he’s seen a lot of weird shit, in his life, but this has got to be the weirdest - his own partner’s former partner is standing in front of him, a ghost who can’t move on to the afterlife. Bucky tells them no one else can see him - not unless they’re told about him. I just didn’t wanna leave you alone, Steve - I know you have Sam now, but I can’t move on. I’ve gotta make sure you’re okay.
- Steve has to have a break from work, after that - he has a lot to talk about with Bucky; he has to set about mourning him for the second time, having forgotten doing so the first time (or never having mourned originally - Bucky came to him, arm bandaged and covered, mere hours after the attack - he claimed he’d been at the hospital)
- His period of mourning and introspection is cut short when Sam calls him from the agency - it’s a case he can’t handle alone. Bring Bucky along, too - we’re gonna need all the help we can get.
- They’ve been contacted by a doctor - a surgeon, actually, by the name of Dr. Thor Odinson. His plea for help actually begins with a confession: somehow - he doesn’t explain the particulars - he managed to reanimate the corpse of his dead brother. However, though Loki was always slightly timid and overshadowed by Thor’s brilliance in life, in death, he’s crazy - he’s power-hungry, and savage, and he’ll stop at nothing until he manages to become more powerful than Thor. Unfortunately, this involves him committing a series of murders.
- Steve admits he has no idea how to stop the creature - especially in the wake of all his personal problems, of late - but Sam does. He sends out various telegrams, to the people they’ve contacted, and let off with a warning - Banner, and Stark, and Romanoff - and to Clint, who they helped before. Together with Sam, and Steve, and Bucky’s ghost, they work together to put a stop to the violence and destruction Loki’s causing, before he burns the whole city to the ground.
When I meet a friend’s friend and they leave us alone together
going to underline something in pen and accidentally crossing it out
I swear, this gif was like made for this post. (*≧▽≦)ﾉ
ADS THAT SUDDENLY TAKE UP THE WHOLE PAGE
ADS THAT SUDDENLY TAKE UP THE WHOLE PAGE AND PLAY MUSIC
What about ads that play music, but you can’t find them anywhere on the page?
coming out of your room at 3 am and seeing your parents