wong as shang-chi’s no nonsense mentor is the only way mcu can redeem itself in my eyes tbh.
let. ben. and. simu. be. on. screen. together.
everyone’s saying xochitl gomez is going to play america chavez in multiverse of madness. but does america have any crossovers with stephen strange in the comics? i honestly can’t recall. but on the other hand, xochitl playing zelma stanton would make a lot more sense. 🤔
the doctor strange sequel we deserve
cloak of levitation and karl mordo develop a very contentious relationship because they’re both needy hoes for stephen’s attention.
the cloak once trapped karl at the sanctum’s basement so that he’d be late for date night — stephen hates tardiness.
karl retaliated by putting the cloak inside the washing machine and turning on the superclean mode.
ultimately, stephen had to intervene before someone lost an eye or, worse, died because once the cloak dried off, it was out for blood.
I can’t tell if this is supposed to be metaphorical and merely referencing the way western culture has damaged nearly every country at some point,
Western Europeans wringing their hands about the immorality of cannibalism in distant cultures and then going home to eat human remains as a centuries-long commercial health fad is so darkly funny to me. Like how can you criticize funerary cannibalism rituals with the same mouth you use to eat the plundered corpses of an invaded nation.
Or if this is about literal stuff like that trend about eating placentas.
Oh no it’s literal—“corpse medicine” used to be practiced all over Europe, often using Egyptian mummies (which were also rendered into pigment and used as paint) but also any old corpse. King Charles II was famous for drinking powdered human skull. Not all of the corpse medicine was internal, so maybe using the blood and fat of executed criminals topically doesn’t count as cannibalism, but up until the 18th century or so it was fairly common practice to eat human flesh from the freshly dead or from ancient mummies.
“MEDICAL CANNIBALISM NEAR ME”?!
Oh god. Imagine trying to buy weed but when you get to the address it’s a fucking funeral home. Your dealer hands you a bottle labeled Skulle of Red-Heade and just says “aye, this’ll cure what ails ye” and recommends six drops before bed for epilepsy and/or headaches.
this panel makes me inexplicably happy
(1/2) ok so I just watched Doctor Strange and I noticed two things that don’t show up in the list you made (and which made me watch the movie in the first place): In Hong Kong, when Kaecilius uses that same explodey ball spell(?) he uses to blow the NY sanctum, Stephen is behind Wong but when he turns around and sees Kaecilius is using that spell he sort of runs toward Mordo. Second thing, when Mordo is leaving and is talking about the natural law to Stephen (Mordo’s kink, don’t kinkshame him)
(2/2) Stephen turns fully toward him and takes a step toward Mordo as if his plan was to get slowly closer and talk sense into him. Mordo says “The bill comes to due—a reckoning” and Stephen clenches his jaw and then parts his lips as if he’s about to speak. I like that they don’t show Stephen and Wong walking away instantly because I don’t think they did. You can’t tell me Stephen didn’t go after Mordo, only Mordo had already sling-ringed himself away. Anyway, I ship it HARD now OTL
your asks made my night because everytime someone sees how much stephen and karl cared for each other, it makes my heart swell. i hadn’t noticed that stephen ran towards mordo, so i now have to go and watch it again, it is the only way. (as if we ever need an excuse 🤣)
and i definitely agree with you — both wong and stephen were stunned by karl’s decision and once the shock wore off, stephen definitely went after him. did you see the deleted scene where stephen’s at the new york sanctum and wong comes to drop off the ancient one’s grimoire in his care and they have a sweet little conversation: basically, stephen asks if wong had heard from mordo and wong tells him to give karl time and that he’d return when he’s ready 😭😭😭 i wonder if at some point between the end of doctor strange and infinity war/endgame both wong and stephen gave up hope of karl ever returning. so by the time DS2 comes out it’d have been a good 7-8 years since they saw karl and that just breaks my heart.
i love karl and stephen (and wong too, tbh) because all three actors have insane chemistry on screen, which is so rare on mcu films. even putting aside our shipper goggles for a second, karl cared enough about stephen to soothe whatever worries the ancient one had and convinced her to let him in. even at kamar-taj, he always paid stephen extra attention in the scenes we saw — like when he was struggling to form a portal. plus, the visible look of worry and the epic, “oh no, not again,” never fails to make me cackle. plus, when stephen was caught messing with the time stone, wong yelled at him about how he was breaking the space-time continuum (disastrous for the multiverse) but karl was yelling at him about how temporal manipulation would’ve personally affected stephen. it was obvs a red herring to the showdown with dormammu but it was so plainly obvious to anyone who’s seen the film that it was basically about two friends (lovers) who cared for one another and fell out because of their ideological differences. 😭😭😭
i hope at least in doctor strange 3, we see all three of them team up to defeat the villain and for karl to complete his redemption arc without dying.
was anyone gonna tell me mira nair made an adaptation of a suitable boy or was i supposed to find it myself????
i have been screaming for the last five minutes
also my queen tabu is in it so can it really flop? no ma'am it cannot
dude seeing these Mega high quality images of the surface of mars that we now have has me fucked up. Like. Mars is a place. mars is a real actual place where one could hypothetically stand. It is a physical place in the universe. ITS JUST OUT THERE LOOKING LIKE UH IDK A REGULAR OLD DESERT WITH LOTS OF ROCKS BUT ITS A WHOLE OTHER PLANET?
LIKE THIS JUST LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE A PERSON’S BACKYARD. LIKE YEA A LITTLE DUSTY MAYBE THERE WAS A SANDSTORM BUT THAT’S COOL I’M JUST GONNA WALK DOWN TO THE STORE P S Y C H YOU’RE ON MARS BICH!
i hate to be rude and intrude on this post but we have decent pictures of the surface Venus too!
See also below Saturn’s moon, Titan. Mars has a blue horizon at sunset so it looks even more Earth-like in this image:
So it’s not quite snowing on Churyumov–Gerasimenko, unfortunately; the white specks are artifacts of cosmic rays impinging on the CCDs in the camera, as well as a rotating starfield in the background (since the comet is spinning). A few specks could be dust. But, holy shit, that’s the surface of a comet. That’s a spot you could in theory
cling to for dear lifesit down on. The Cliffs of Comet 76p are a place.
If that isn’t the neatest shit I don’t know what is.
I FUCKING LOVE THIS
PHOTOS OF ACTUAL OTHER GODDAMN PLANETS
@agentmarymargaretskitz you’ll probably appreciate this as much as i do
I do I do!!!!
First of all, I love your writing for the DS fandom. Second, I'mma combine your fic and that other anon's idea of a drunken Mordo and say that Mordo is the kind of thot that sends really thirsty pics when he's wasted. Stephen wakes up to that ping! at 3 am and it's Mordo sending him an ass pic with a ho ass caption like "missing you daddy ;)" but it's all a cruel villainous ploy 'cuz my boy Stephen can't masturbate with those hands DAMN YOU KARL COME GET YOUR DUMB TOP. Be responsible, baby.
aaah thank you! <3
and you’re 100% right. karl is a strategist - he didn’t do burpees and squats everyday at the crack of dawn for nothing. everytime he goes out to steal someone’s magic, he sends the most provocative picture he took of himself to stephen knowing his top would be too busy bleeding from the nose to actually figure out what’s going.
wong: karl’s stealing magic again.
stephen: but have you seen the curvature of his ass? every pixel is perfection. even michelangelo couldn’t have carved it better.
stephen: *intense staring at the photo*
wong: *sigh* i regret turning down becoming sorcerer surpreme