Jun. 19th, 2017

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female awesome meme | warrior characters ♦ buffy summers

let me tell you something. when it’s dark and i’m all alone, and i’m scared or freaking out or whatever, i always think, “what would buffy do?” you’re my hero.
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this picture is better and more suspenseful than any super man comic on earth.
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Jews wanting to know if someone is Jewish is very different from goyim wanting to know if someone is Jewish

There’s an old Jewish joke about that, because of course there is.

dare i ask what it is

(look, I left that wide open, somebody had to ask what it is)

So it’s sometime in late-19th-century Europe, and a little old Jewish man is taking a journey by train.  Where’s he going? I don’t know where he’s going, that’s not part of the story.  He’s just sitting there in the train car with his little suitcase, minding his own business, maybe watching the scenery go by, when suddenly –

– suddenly the door between cars opens, and a big burly guy swaggers in and plants himself in the middle of the aisle, and bellows “Are there any Jews in this car?”

Of course there’s dead silence, and of course our guy is frozen, because all his personal and cultural experience tells him that answering yes automatically to that question is not a survival-oriented behavior.

“Any Jews in this car?” the big man repeats, getting impatient – and he looks like the kind of man who gets angry when he’s impatient.

Except our guy is suddenly angry himself, because it’s not right that this kind of question should make him so afraid.

So he drops his suitcase on the floor, thump, and he gets to his feet and he shouts “Yes!  I’m a Jew!  What do you care?”

And the big man looks at him and beams like the sun coming up, and says “Chasdei Hashem!  Come with me, reb yid, we need a tenth for a minyan in the next car.”

Okay, I’ll bite, what do those words mean in English? (“Reb yid”, “chasdei hashem”, “minyan”)

Because I’m raised by a Lutheran Christian and a reform Jew and I don’t actually have a good grip on any culture to begin with.

Translations ahoy!

A minyan is a quorum of ten adults (in Orthodox and other more traditional circles, ten male adults), required for communal prayer.  Certain parts of the liturgy can only be said in communal prayer, which means it’s fairly common for a group of nine to be looking for a tenth.

Chasdei is the plural-possessive of chesed, which can be translated as “kindness".  Hashem literally means “the Name”, and it’s used as a stand-in for God’s name in casual conversation (which is to say, essentially any mention of God outside of prayer).  The phrase “chasdei Hashem” means “kindnesses of God”, more or less, and is used in the exclamatory sense of “God is good!” upon experiencing or hearing of good fortune.

Reb yid literally means “Rabbi Jew”, which sounds super weird in English and will call for some unpacking.  Reb is used in most Yiddish-speaking communities roughly the way sir is used in English; while its original meaning denotes a specific formal title, it also has a casual courtesy meaning that one uses instead of saying “hey you.”  Yid, when used by native Yiddish speakers, means not just “Jew” but “fellow Jew”.  The phrase together is thus used as polite address to a stranger whom the (Jewish) speaker knows to also be Jewish.

seeing the phrase “chasdei hashem” always makes me start singing miami boys choir, it’s a serious affliction. #dayschoolproblems
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buffy rewatch ❉ what’s my line
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movie tropes that will never get old to me:

a thing happens + two people exchanging money in the back

fourth wall breaking

“give up all your weapons” and that one guy that spends the entire evening taking his weights worth out his pockets

*a terribly loud crash* meowing/ car sirens heard offscreen

alternatively: a terribly loud crash and one of the characters going “oops” in the most casual voice

“fuck you” “well if you insist”

#alternatively alternatively: *terribly loud crash w/ sirens and cat screeching*#person: *off camera* ‘I’M OKAY’ (via @zenlida)

character being all “you expect me to do X?” Gilligan Cut to character doing X

the squad gets captured and interrogated separately, and they’re all telling equally terrible, completely contradictory lies

people completely missing the completely unsubtle, very visible dangerous thing in the room with them

alternatively, people absolutely seeing the completely unsubtle, very visible dangerous thing in the room with them and just not giving a shit

bonus points if it’s a beleaguered minimum wage employee who just goes about their business like “yep same shit as always”

someone pretending they don’t know another character is eavesdropping, only to casually reveal at the end of the scene that they know (*leaving* “tell tom that he can come out now” *tom drops from the ceiling in spy gear, irritated*)

choosing to deal with the villain by just leaving them alone in a room with another character

the “hands go down” trope

example: “any questions?” *everyone’s hands go up* “…that AREN’T sarcastic?” *everyone’s hands go down*

how could all y'all forget “ACT NATURAL!”
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“It’s my favorite scene in the movie and it’s the most important scene in the movie. It’s also the scene that made the least sense to other people going in, which is why it’s a wonderful victory for me. I think that in superhero movies, they fight other people, they fight villains. So when I started to really hunker in on the significance of No Man’s Land, there were a couple people who were deeply confused, wondering, like, ‘Well, what is she going to do? How many bullets can she fight?’ And I kept saying, ‘It’s not about that. This is a different scene than that. This is a scene about her becoming Wonder Woman.’” -Patty Jenkins on the No Man’s Land scene
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I can save today, you can save the world. 
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Or, how Tony Found Out About Bucky’s Blog. 

Tony couldn’t seep. Sometimes he managed a few hours if he was tired enough, so usually he went to the gym and worked out until he was exhausted. Tonight, though, he found the gym already occupied: Barnes, with his hair tied up, working steadily at the heavy bag. Normally Tony would make an awkward comment and leave him to it, but instead he just heads for the opposite side of the gym. After setting up at one of the far treadmills, Tony worked his way to a easy run. Barnes was laying his fists rhythmically into the bag, and the quiet thumping was sort of strangely soothing. Between the running and the thumping, Tony slipped into a near-trancelike state.

 And then Barnes let out an ungodly howl, drew back his left fist, and slammed it straight through the heavy bag with a roar of, “DIE A THOUSAND BURNING DEATHS!”

Tony fell off the treadmill, scrambled to his feet, and booked it to the elevator.

kingofmemes posted:

holy shit you guys there was a spider on my punching bag !!! thanks to my many years of combat experience & martial arts training things are okay now

Posted at 4:47 AM, 37294 notes

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kingofmemes posted:

have you ever met someone so incapable of taking care of themselves that you have to physically stop yourself from picking them up and bundling them in blankets??? yes i know you are a big strong man but you just walked into a door and said sorry to it without noticing that it had bloodied your nose. this is clearly a cry for help

Posted at 8:26 AM, 36850 notes

Bucky and Tony are friends now, and I wanted to draw something like I did for Closet Softie. Tony got a little handsier than I had planned, but… This drawing will eventually be available in the Coloring Buck.

(This fic is also here on AO3.)
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The crownless again shall be King.
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