I may always reblog every gifset/imageset I see of this scene, if only to point out (over and over and over again) that Black Widow’s “very specific skillset” is not, actually, ass-kicking (as amazing as she is at that), because all the Avengers can kick ass to a pretty high degree. The Black Widow’s superpower (as it were) is emotional manipulation.
She is not interrogating this man not while tied to a chair. She is tied to a chair because that is exactly where she wants to be, because apparent vulnerability on her part is part of her interrogation. She uses the exact same trick on Loki later, when she leads him into gloating over having successfully pushed her buttons (and I have a theory that he did actually push her buttons, that she was genuinely distressed by the things he said to her because Loki is old enough and smart enough to know when someone is lying to him) and turns his gloating around on him, uses it to dig into the cracks of him, because that is what she does, and she can do it even when her target is expecting it. (Really, Loki knows that’s why she’s there. He was expecting to be physically tortured first, and for her to come be sympathetic later, if you recall, but Loki and Widow both know that wouldn’t work.)
And this is why she’s so unsettled by the Hulk. The Black Widow relies on emotional manipulation — and the Hulk, to the best of her knowledge, only has varying shades of a single emotion: anger. She doesn’t know how to manipulate a creature if it doesn’t have all the hooks to emotions like pride and lust and guilt and greed that she’s used to using.
okay I just saw that there’s going to be a fifth book and now I am fREAKING OUT
WILL ERAGON EVER SEE ARYA AGAIN?
WHO REALLY IS ANGELA?
DO THE URGALS KEEP THE PEACE?
DOES MURTAGH RETURN?
WHAT BECOMES OF SLOAN?
WILL ORRIN STAY TRUE TO HIS VOWS?
A FIFTH BOOK GUYS.
Urgh I just finished reading The Inheritance Cycle for the second time and I don’t think I can even begin to explain how much I love these books.
- Charmed 5x20 Sense and sense ability
“Paige is proposing violence against the monkey.”
Regal Believer Appreciation Week
Favorite mother/son moment:
I love how Lana chose to pull her feet off the floor here. Both of them. It’s a very “I’m vulnerable with you” maneuver in body language.
She can’t get away without being hurt. Should he shove her away in anger she will hit the floor before she can get her feet to catch herself. It’s supplication.
For Regina this is a major emotional moment. She’s not powerful witch here; she’s not badass mayor. She’s the mother of every hospital-bedridden child ever, curling up to be as close to her son as possible.
This is an even more emotionally vulnerable position than when she curled up in the chair next to him when he was in the fire room, back in season 2.
could we all just stop and stare at her smile at the 4th pic? just pure happiness from seeing her baby safe by her side… i want to just stare at it whole day…
Did Tim Burton just nail how everybody feels when they have a crush on someone they know doesn’t like them back?
I LOVE THIS MOVIE
IT TEACHES PEOPLE THAT IF SOMEONE DOESINT LOVE THEM BACK,THAT IF YOUR REALLY LOVE THEM THEN YOUD LET THEM GO INSTEAD OF BEING PISSED OFF AT THEM FOR IT
SHE FUCKIN HELPS THEM GET BACK TOGETHER IN THE END AT THATS WHAT SETS HER FREE
I LOVE THAT
It also teaches you not to wander around 19th century forests at night practicing your marriage vows because Helena Bonham Carter might accidentally come back from the dead and force you into mummy matrimony.