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I’m warning you, I am a lethal killing machine.

(Source: smoakandswan)

ralkana:

thecanadianconsultant:

reinbeast:

strikerhercules:

I had a feeling this would happen, that all that first love with the character would run sour at some point because in the MCU films Coulson was just that calm collected awesome agent, that was who he was to us and we loved that, but once you take a closer look with any small supporting characters…

Didn’t even realize there was any Coulson hate going around, because his reactions and feelings are natural and absolutely expected. There was never a moment where I thought he was acting out of character. He’s reacting like a person who has been betrayed, and that takes time to get over if he ever can. He will eventually forgive May, but it’s not a quick and easy process. We are observing from the outside, but the truth has been kept from Coulson. He doesn’t get the luxury of knowing what Fury or May knows. This show is giving us all a chance to see Coulson as a complete person and that is wonderful. He still kicks ass, he’s still funny, he still has conviction, but he can be emotionally broken, too. That vulnerability is what makes him even more interesting. So Coulson hate is unwarranted and I will never understand it. Hate is a strong word. You can love someone but not love their behavior. That doesn’t mean you hate them. They may be wrong, but that doesn’t mean you love them less. The way Coulson has been hurt so much, I love him more.

This is what happens when you project your expectations and how you feel the character should be or act. The fallout from that or course is that isn’t going to happen. Clark Gregg is playing Agent Phil Coulson how Coulson is written and how he feels the character would react. If you don’t like that, you could always stop watching and save yourself (and us) the trouble from writing up a post on how you hate the character and the show.  Every week I look forward to what Clark Gregg brings to the character. It makes me love Agent Phillip J. Coulson even more. I didn’t think that was possible.

Also, everyone saying that he HAS to forgive May because she’s CLEARLY doing it all for his own good — bullshit.

He’s been betrayed on pretty much every level he can be, by someone he trusted implicitly. If he chose not to forgive, for his own self-health, because he doesn’t trust her anymore? That’s a perfectly valid reaction. Do I think it’s going to go that way? No.

But anyone who’s saying that he should just forgive her and he’s been so MEAN has never had their trust betrayed by someone they love. It’s not something you just let go of, even in the midst of a crisis.

We’re watching Phil’s ENTIRE support system be systematically torn down, and he’s flailing. He’ll right himself, but believe me, he is never going to trust May the way he once did, and that’s a perfectly human reaction. Some things can never be rebuilt, and ABSOLUTE trust is one of them. “I was just following orders” and “it was for your own good” aren’t good enough when it’s someone you love.

It’s still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding.

Neil Gaiman (via ala-con)

beck-liz:

principia-coh:

squeelokitty:

Except, weirdly, Brett Dalton isn’t getting a lot of hate. There’s apparently a massive campaign on Facebook to make him not evil. 
And yet everyone’s willing to accept it of Jasper (except the teeny tiny Sitwell fandom, and let’s face it, he’s not white so we don’t count to Marvel). 

Just saw Cap 2 this weekend, and if Sitwell’s supposed to be an actual bad guy, he’s like the least competent actual bad guy possible — up to and including not only telling the heroes what they wanted to know but giving them as much specific and helpful detail as possible given the circumstances.

Yup. I am still having issues believing Jasper is truly a bad guy, whereas I’m having absolutely no trouble with the idea of Ward being a bad guy (in fact, this is the most I’ve enjoyed his character ever). So yeah.

After my initial knee-jerk reaction (not wanting someone on Coulson’s team to be a bad guy), I realized that I’m okay with Ward being a villain. He’s acting with the conviction that what he’s doing is the right thing. I actually don’t want him to turn out to be a triple agent. 
Sitwell, on the other hand, better be working a deep cover. I really don’t want him to be a bad guy. And until my theory that he’s a triple agent is actively disproved in canon, my headcanon is that he’s a good guy.

beck-liz:

principia-coh:

squeelokitty:

Except, weirdly, Brett Dalton isn’t getting a lot of hate. There’s apparently a massive campaign on Facebook to make him not evil. 

And yet everyone’s willing to accept it of Jasper (except the teeny tiny Sitwell fandom, and let’s face it, he’s not white so we don’t count to Marvel). 

Just saw Cap 2 this weekend, and if Sitwell’s supposed to be an actual bad guy, he’s like the least competent actual bad guy possible — up to and including not only telling the heroes what they wanted to know but giving them as much specific and helpful detail as possible given the circumstances.

Yup. I am still having issues believing Jasper is truly a bad guy, whereas I’m having absolutely no trouble with the idea of Ward being a bad guy (in fact, this is the most I’ve enjoyed his character ever). So yeah.

After my initial knee-jerk reaction (not wanting someone on Coulson’s team to be a bad guy), I realized that I’m okay with Ward being a villain. He’s acting with the conviction that what he’s doing is the right thing. I actually don’t want him to turn out to be a triple agent. 

Sitwell, on the other hand, better be working a deep cover. I really don’t want him to be a bad guy. And until my theory that he’s a triple agent is actively disproved in canon, my headcanon is that he’s a good guy.

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I’M GONNA WRITE IT SOFTLY I’M GONNA PLOT IT GENTLY I’M GONNA TYPE IT SWEETLY

HOW DID YOU KNOW IT WAS THAT SONG? 

I have a Tenacious D song stuck in my head.

I managed to hit my word count goal today. I’m just not sure if the daily goal I set will be enough to actually finish this fic on time. Luckily, I have most of Friday and all of Saturday off. 

Fingers crossed.