So we all know that colours are written in the format #000000 and a while ago I saw a thing about how #246010 is this colour and this happens:
So then, because I’m investigating juxtaposition, I wondered what colour ‘246010’ is backwards, and I am so angry right now because #010642 is:
And you’ll never guess what the goddamn costume department did
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW ANGRY I AM
That is a+ costume design and I am slightly in awe.
Anonymous said: Okay, but what would happen to each of the team if the others got de-aged?
I DON’T KNOW BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT SET-UP FOR WACKY HIJINKS.
If ever there was a time I needed DeanWinchesterCryingSarcasticallyInAWailingBaby’sFace.jpg, this would be it.
Think Cap1, where he holds the baby up with that vaguely-terrified look of a man who has no goddamn clue what to do with a tiny human being, despite having been one for a goodly portion of his life. Except there’s a whole swarm of them and he’s really big and he’ll probably hurt one of them and oh god how the fuck did Clint get all the way up there NO THOR DO NOT HIT NATASHA SHE MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO WALK VERY WELL YET BUT SHE WILL KILL YOU.
Bruce likes kids, but he doesn’t trust himself, and he’d definitely call a professional sitter or just haul them down to Stark Industries’ daycare center, because he knows how not to loose all sense of reason in a crisis. He doesn’t leave them there alone, but he definitely keeps to the sidelines.
Sam takes a lot of pictures as soon as he’s done tethering them all to his belt like so many puppies on leashes. He thinks they’re adorable. He wants twelve more. He takes them to Central Park and revels in the way young mothers coo over such a responsible manny, and now he knows that Natasha likes pistachio ice cream.
Natasha reacts in a way that, on anyone else, would be considered resourceful and level-headed, if not a bit strange. Meaning, she set them all carefully, one-by-one, in the empty pool with pillows and blankets and teddy bears and a block of colby jack cheese each and patrolled the edge to make sure they didn’t escape until Coulson got there and could tell her what was going on.
In truth, she panicked, because she is NOT child-oriented, and it was all she could think of.
Like Bruce, Clint’s good with kids and likes them, but doesn’t think of himself as a natural caretaker - he doesn’t trust them with some strange nanny, tho, so he kinda pens them up in the den and pulls up Dora the Explorer on Netflix while he waits for SHIELD to tell him what the hell happened.
By the end of the ordeal, they’ve all done fingerpainting, Thor’s mastered Kraft Mac-n-Cheese, they’ve made it through an entire set of Baby Signing Time videos, and when they’re all restored they end up humming Norse lullabies out of nowhere and have no idea why.
Calls for a sitter thoroughly vetted by SHIELD to assist her in personally caring for the kid!vengers, keeps one ear glued to the phone demanding answers from Coulson and coordinating with every superhero scientist and magic-user she could track down, instigated a worldwide manhunt for the jackass responsible, and then slings Tony to her front and Natasha to her back (those two could get out of the harnesses in seconds), tethers the others to her like Sam would have, and marches over to SHIELD holding to tear the ne’er-do-well to shreds and ensure that he knows that if he does not return them all to their rightful state she would tear his face off with her fingernails, have it bronzed, and mount it on her office wall.
And she still finds time for peek-a-boo.
Pretty much exactly what Pepper does, but with a military escort, a sidearm, and little-bunny-foofoo instead of peek-a-boo.
Holds Steve and cries.
In all other cases except the Triwizard cup, portkeys only go one way at one specific time. Touching them again does not activate them to return to their place of origin. Also, when Harry grabs the cup a second time, it does not return him to the middle of the maze. It takes him to the entrance of the maze, in front of everyone.
Therefore, when Crouch Jr. (as Moody) bewitched the cup, he planned to have it take anyone who touched it first to the graveyard, then to the front of the maze.The cup was probably supposed to be a portkey to take the winner to the front of the maze anyway, so they wouldn’t have to try to fight their way out again.
Voldemort obviously planned to kill Harry. He had to. That was the whole point; to kill Harry in front of all his Death Eaters, all the ones who had deserted him and doubted his power to return.
There’s the possibility that he wanted to send Harry’s body back, either to divert suspicion somehow or to intentionally flout his victory in Dumbledore’s face. Except Voldemort had promised his precious Nagini several times she could eat Harry, and it seemed like a promise Voldemort was going to keep.
So who was meant to take that return trip?
Voldemort could use it as a ticket into Hogwarts for a surprise attack, but he’s freshly reborn, his Death Eaters are 13 years out of practice, and there’s a flock of powerful wizards there for the Triwizard. That would be an idiotic move.
Or what if Harry—or someone who looked like him—had returned to Hogwarts as if nothing had happened in that maze? As the victor of the Triwizard Tournament AND the Boy Who Lived, Harry would be able to go anywhere and do anything. Everyone trusts him.
Two words: POLYJUICE POTION.
There was one Death Eater already waiting at Hogwarts who had very carefully been spending a whole year getting to know Harry, watching his every movement: Barty Crouch Jr.
So here was Voldemort’s complete plan: Use Barty Crouch Jr. to infiltrate Hogwarts as Moody. He gets to know Harry and sets him up to be selected for and eventually to win the Triwizard Tournament. He makes sure Harry touches the cup first. Harry is then transported to the graveyard where Voldemort is waiting. Voldemort uses Harry to rise, calls his Death Eaters to him, and then humiliates and kills the Boy Who Lived in front of them.
Then Voldemort strips Harry’s body, takes his hair, and transforms into him (or else has one of his DE’s do this—but really, who would he pick? Lucius is an idiot, Bellatrix is still in jail, and he believes Snape has deserted him). He then takes the cup and goes to Hogwarts as Harry. Later that night, Moody disappears, and Crouch takes Voldemort’s place as Harry Potter. Then, when the moment is right, Voldemort-Harry or Crouch-Harry will assassinate Dumbledore (incidentally gaining the power of the Elder Wand, though he wouldn’t know it), stage a coup of Hogwarts, and take over the wizarding world.
Heck, he/they might not even drop their disguise as Harry. The wizarding world has faced Voldemort as an enemy before, but if their savior Harry Potter suddenly turned out to be just as powerful a Dark Lord as He Who Must Not Be Named? It would be a far scarier prospect than simply dealing with Voldemort’s return.
It solves the problem of why Voldemort went to such lengths to get Harry through the Triwizard, when there were far easier ways to capture him: Voldemort didn’t just need Harry’s blood; he needed Harry as the world’s hero.
And all that time in Hogwarts would give Voldemort time to search for a relic of Godric Gryffindor, the one founder he never made a horcrux from.
Of course, none of this could have worked because Voldemort could never in a million years fool Ron or Hermione or Dumbledore, not even for a minute. But there’s Voldemort’s greatest weakness again—he doesn’t understand love.
#PTERODACTYL SCREECH. #THIS IS PERF OMG. #I always wondered about the Portkey thing as well and also why he didn’t just grab Harry in Hogsmeade or something. #And like of course the Tournament was necessary for narrative reasons but I love this post!!! #Because I love to think there is more to this than just Jo going ‘I need to find something to occupy the first 90% of the novel.’ (via simplypotterheads)
if you want to understand the psyche of our generation take a good look at the stories we tell ourselves about the future
because it isn’t flying cars or robot dogs, it’s faceless government surveillance and worldwide pandemics and militarized police brutality and the last dregs of humanity struggling to survive
our generation isn’t self-centered, or lazy, or whatever else they wanna say about us. we are young, and we are here, and we are deeply, deeply afraid.
Steve ‘did it hurt - a little’ Rogers
#/SCREAMS ABOUT HOW SKINNY!STEVE’S CHRONIC PAIN PROBABLY FUCKED UP HIS PERCEPTION OF PAIN FOR LIFE #STEVE ROGERS ‘OKAY YEAH THAT’S UNPLEASANT’ WOULD PARALYSE ANYONE ELSE #AND THAT’S NOT THE SERUM #THAT’S SKINNY STEVE THROUGH AND THROUGH (via beccabuchanans)
Don’t even start me on the fact he’s spent his whole life trying not to make a big deal of when he’s ill. He doesn’t want pity or sympathy. He doesn’t wanted to be treated like he’s weak. He doesn’t want to be looked down on because ‘he can’t take it’.
You only ever hear Steve Rogers scream once, and when he thinks people think he’s being weak, he stops and never screams again. Not unless you count the moment he sees Bucky fall to his death.
Chris Evans on Captain America’s fighting style in The Winter Soldier (x)
In between the first Captain America movie and The Avengers, I had played the Captain America video game; and the way Cap moves in the video game, there’s a fluidity and it’s very acrobatic. It’s very aerial. He uses his environment, and it’s almost this beautiful, smooth dance, and when I first met with the [directors], I said, “Have you played the video game?” And I swear to God, they said: “You know what? We referenced the video game, too.” I said, “Good, good, we’re on the same page. But that means we need to incorporate a little bit more of an acrobatic approach to fighting.” And so we put myself in gymnastic classes, which is something I always wanted to do – kind of, anyway [laughs]. I mean, I wanted to go play on like, the balance beam, but it was more like tumbling, essentially. Parkour-style gymnastic stuff. Flipping, and spinning, and just kind of getting a sense of your body in the air. So we did about two months of that. We did two months, a few hours each day, and it was invaluable. It really lends itself to a lot of those fight scenes.