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Fic: Failure Is Just Another Name For Trying Too Hard

Title: Failure Is Just Another Name For Trying Too Hard

Characters: Jason Todd, Dick Grayson

Pairing: Jason Todd/Dick Grayson

Series: Deja Vu; Set between “Through a Glass Darkly”, and “And Here at the End of All Things”.

Words: ~1,040

Warnings; Major Character Death.

Summary: Jason made Dick a promise, one he intended to keep. Jason has made a lot of promises in his life.


They had almost made it to safety when movement flickered in the corner of Jason’s eyes. A lifetime of training took over in that instant, and he moved before the intention to do so fully registered. The next few moments were a blur of movement that resolved itself into him pinning his smaller, older brother to a crumbling wall, bracketed safely in his arms. They stood frozen for the briefest moment before Dick’s pained scream made panic override Jason’s instincts and kickstart his mind. The splash of blood across his brother’s face was life-red, heart-red, and Jason was terrified for a moment that he had been too late, too slow, that the bright flame of Dick’s life was guttering out before him.

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The image above was created from gathering all of the significant named characters from released Marvel Studios movies as documented on the Marvel Movies wikia.

It’s pretty sad. As you can see, only 22% of the characters are women and half of them are love interests. There are over twice as many supporting characters who are men than women (and none of them function as love interests like the women do.) 84% of the characters are white.

  • 60% of the characters are white men, including all the main characters
  • 77%of the characters are men
  • 76% of the men are white
  • 81% of the characters (both genders) are white
  • All of the women are white
  • Allof the characters of color are men
  • None of the characters are women of color

Out of all the films, Thor probably does the best in introducing diverse side characters. Natalie Portman and Kat Denning’s characters pass the Bechdel test within the first five minutes, and some of the Asgardians are played by people of color including Idris Elba’s Heimdall and Tabano Asano’s Hogun. Four white women characters are introduced instead of the other films’ average of one or two. But even then, there’s no question that the main characters of the film are Thor and his brother Loki.

Marvel is working off of decades of existing properties that for years solely focused on white men and a the demographic market of white men. So it makes sense that many of the films would have an abundance of white male characters. Beyond ratios, what doesn’t make sense is that even in the comics there is also an abundance of characters of color, etc. that they are ignoring or underutilizing. There are already five completed films where the titular character is a white man, with more to come. There are no films in the works where the titular character is a person of color or a woman.

Women made up at least 40% of the audience of The Avengers, yet only one out of the six Avengers–Black Widow–was a woman. Women also made up 40% of attendees at this year’s ComicCon. Why, given the scarcity of female heroic leads in the existing Marvel films, did Marvel choose to announce the addition of several more male characters but only one new female character?


Read the full article at On Marvel, Mandarin, and Marginalization

Why is “The Mandarin” not on here?

Also don’t forget how Marvel (and Fox) white-washed Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch in the upcoming Avengers sequel, as opposed to just looking for actors of Roma ethnicity.





Fun History Fact: The overwhelming majority of cowboys in the U.S. were Indigenous, Black, and/or Mexican persons. The omnipresent white cowboy is a Hollywood studio concoction meant to uphold the mythology of white masculinity.

Thank you.

I will always re-blog this

also fun fact the lone ranger was based off a black man, so technically they whitewashed two characters

Master and Student Bond (A Star Bat’s AU)


Title: Master and Student Bond
Series: Star Bats
Description: A series with the Batfamily set in the Star Wars universe.
Rating: T
Characters: Dick Grayson, Damian Wayne
Pairings: Gen, brief hint of Jay/Dick
Warning: Mention of Twi’lek sexual slavery, Damian looking up things he shouldn’t unintentionally.
Summary: Dick is still trying to win over his new Padawan learner, but Damian doesn’t want to be won over. The flimsy bond might break before it has a chance to grow.


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brodinsons requested: post-tws bucky being a goober and picking steve up like he’s seen so many guys do with their girls/guys in and around new york just because he can and then kissing him because they’re sappy goobers c:

bucky’s trying to lean back in this kiss but steve’s not really letting him heave him up much. probably post-mission, hence the uniforms. sorry this probably wasn’t what you had in mind though it’s up goober alley :|a

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