Your Easter weekend Athelspam!
And the final one, with Enjolras and Grantaire, the two Bâtonnists, matched against each other. This is the one that the German martial arts site used, which entertained me - E and R, posterboys for French combat skillz!
I’ve been a little obsessed with canne de combat/savate/baton since figuring out exactly what the Brick was talking about regarding R; I have a weakness for talented!Grantaire, and especially because he’s often not portrayed as PHYSICALLY intimidating (big, sometimes, but not usually badass), this interests me.
And then someone pointed out on the tag that Enjolras uses a canne move to defend the barricade and his friends (a rather incredible spiral over the head one) when everything’s going to shit in the book, and so this is just lovely.
I just read a poem that was written by a Jewish trans woman in 1322 I’m literally crying right now
if you’re interested in reading it, this translation is closer to the original hebrew
Fandom: Teen Wolf (TV)
Warnings: Major Character Death
Relationships: Scott McCall/Stiles Stilinski
Characters: Scott McCall, Stiles Stilinski
Additional Tags: Post canon, Alternate Universe - Greek Mythology
It was only an accident. It wasn’t supposed to end like this. Scott’s not content to let it lie. He’s always felt that he has to do something.
In which Scott is (sort of) Orpheus and Stiles is (maybe) Eurydice.
It’s a long, long way down.
[So thetiredandthedreamers wrote a beautiful Scott/Stiles fic that made my heart hurt and you should read it. (Particularly of note, aside from the words, is some lovely rewriting of Greek mythology and no unwriting/glossing/handwaving of other Teen Wolf characters to make the ship work.)]
You want to see Captain America and Tony Stark not like each other, articulately. Writing them was where I started. They represent two polar opposites and I’m basically Tony and I wish I was Steve. I believe everything that Steve says, but at the end of the day, I’m more like Tony, without the brilliance and the billions.
Joss Whedon (x)
What the hell is wrong with you Joss?
That’s … that’s not Tony and Steve at all.
I don’t know if anyone read this as “they don’t like each other” at first like I did - I think he’s saying “they’re not like each other” but even so, this seems weird to me. It’s also weird to me because a) one assumes that Joss is a fairly huge comics nerd and even Civil War doesn’t ACTUALLY pit them against each other, but also b) even MCU verse, yes, Tony is a cynic and Steve is an idealist, but there’s no reason they shouldn’t sort be more flip sides than opposites.
The other weird part about this is that Joss REGULARLY writes cynics (with an idealistic streak) against idealists (who are increasingly jaded), and I don’t know if he doesn’t realize they’re not opposites.
this does probably mean I have to stop using the tag #I don’t even watch this show
i’ve been watching the first season of teen wolf for like, most of the afternoon (with breaks for laundry and work drama) and am probably going to continue and i am in no way sorry.