You know what I find truly remarkable about this scene? Is not just that she JUMPS OFF A SPEEDING ALIEN VEHICLE HUNDREDS OF FEET ABOVE THE GROUND but that she knows the EXACT MOMENT to make the jump to not only hit the roof (which, at that height and speed is an incredibly small target) but to hit it at a point where she isn’t going to a) immediately crash into a wall or b) be carried by her momentum over the other side and down a gazillion stories to the ground.
Natasha had to calculate IN HER HEAD IN THE MIDDLE OF A BATTLE the velocity of the alien vehicle, the size of Stark Tower’s roof, how high she was above it (so she wasn’t so high she’d be killed just by the fall to the roof), how long it would take her to make the jump successfully, what position to hit the roof in to minimize the physical damage, possibly even half a dozen other things. A miscalculation either way—too soon or too late—would’ve killed her.
Yeah, when she describes someone genius-level smart in CA:TWS as “slightly smarter than her but only slightly,” she’s NOT KIDDING. Natasha is probably either just as or very nearly as smart as Bruce or Tony or Jane or Betty, her training just meant those smarts were put to use in a different way. And that it’s something she’s trained to manipulate people’s expectations of, just like with her sex. IMO, if Natasha asks to have something explained, it’s not because she doesn’t understand, it’s because she doesn’t want the person she’s asking to KNOW she understands. Because her stock in trade is getting people to underestimate her and then using that against them. And this scene is the proof. Because when no one is watching, she is BRILLIANT.it’s almost like she’s a highly trained very experienced secret agent of some sort
People ride her nuts so hard. Like you could say this about Black Panther, Daredevil, Bucky, pretty much anyone who leaps from rooftop to rooftop.
You can only tell people care because she’s a woman, which is disappointing.
Hold the ef up… Shaq really predicting that the Knicks aren’t even going to make the playoffs this year?
I know it shouldn’t make me angry because Shaq is a buffoon, but… it does. Goddammit, it does! ha, seriously.. the Bobcats!?!
I hate TNT.
Dawg. The Raptors and Bobcats? C’mon cuh.
I’m officially an old man because these fireworks just annoy the hell out of me.
Yea a lot of people don’t know the face behind all the work when it comes to art… Plus I always write something in the hair so try and look hard for the words in the hair of the people I draw. I’m a normal person that enjoys boondocks and drawing. I had no idea that the pics I was so fearful of posting will get over 1000 notes! ;A; I kinda wanted to cry when I saw that… So I am putting then all together along with my smiling face to show my thanks. RB and comment if you like to.
You are truly gifted…
As someone who plans to write for TV, I thought it would behoove me to watch the show that everyone seems to love. Breaking Bad. This may get long and jumbled, but I just wanted to get my thoughts on the series out there. SPOILERS
This show is amazing. It masters the art of “Show, don’t tell”. They grey area the main characters lived in was also great. People like to categorize others as good or bad. They’re uncomfortable with settling for both and that’s what the show makes you do. We have Hank who takes drugs off the street and makes the world a better place, but on the side he’s an obnoxious racist who lashes out at his wife when he’s upset. There’s Flynn who is the lovable handicapped kid, but he worships his erratic father while berating his mother for just about anything. There’s Marie who truly loves her family and frantically tries to save them from Walt, but she’s a self centered kleptomaniac(A characteristic which got a lot of screen time but ultimately led to nothing).
The audience’s treatment of Walt fascinates me. Because he starts off as sympathetic. Every morally wrong deed he does can be justified. In America, many of us live in a democracy with Libertarian values. So if the guy is good at cooking meth and people want it, who cares? We had no problem with the cooking, the murders of Crazy 8 and Emilio, the intention to murder Tuco, etc. All those deeds could be rationalized. Then here’s the interesting part, Skyler. The audience is perfectly fine with her treatment of Walt before learning what was going on with him. She is presented as a woman with law abiding morals from the get-go as she is angered by the idea of him doing pot. Once again, our libertarian values make her unlikable to us from there. She also refuses to help Ted dodge the IRS which reinforces her morals. Then when she discovers Walt’s secret she is vehemently against it. So in the audiences eye, she becomes an enemy. Here is her husband who is cooking meth for her and may or may not be out there killing people or putting the family at risk just by being associated with him and she’s against it? Instead of running to the police she then assists Walt while being neurotic about tiny details thus being a pain is Walt’s ass even when helping him. I don’t think it’s misogyny that makes people hate Skyler at that point. I think it’s Libertarian values and the fact that we see things from Walt’s perspective and we sympathize with him and rationalize his actions along with him. Eventually, it becomes clear to us that Walt has gone too far. I’m not sure when most of the audience stopped backing Walt but I started to look at him sideways when he conspired the murder of Gale solely for self-preservation. Walt becomes the bad guy and everything Skyler was worried about came to light. Her husband was a crazed murderer who put her family in danger by association. However, when I look at the fandom I see glorification of Walt. In the last episode he “makes things right” but he really doesn’t. He just puts band-aids on wounds he’s caused. And there’s a few still anti-Skyler people out there despite her being proven right. She’s not a shining beacon of morality as she smoked with Holly and gave $600+ of Walt’s money to Ted, but she may be the purest adult in the main cast. Point being, it amuses me how fans could still, after seeing the entirety of the show, support Walt more than Skyler.
Then there’s the other characters. I’m not a fan of Jesse. He constantly shifts from a reliable ally to an erratic irrational impulsive asshole druggie. There was a point in time when Walt could’ve just left him to die and worked safely and happily under Gus Fring. But the duo’s infinite loyalty to each other gets them both in trouble. At the end of the day, Jesse was a low-tier meth slinger who got together with Walt and ended up a severely depressed guy who had two women he loved die as a result of Walt’s actions(or lack thereof in Jane’s case) and was even enslaved. I love Saul. His endless smartass comments and overall sliminess was fun to watch. Gustavo Fring was another great character. So was Mike. I was also a fan of Tyrus. Okay I’m rambling. Point being this was a great show and I believe watching it has made me a better writer.
Happy Father’s Day