getting spoken to as if i’m straight by straight people who assume everyone is straight, subsequently feeling like the world’s most useless and irritated secret agent
MCU character tropes » Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow)
♪ Cary’s high on mushrooms ♪
Do you really think I’m pretty?
I was at Starbucks getting my pumpkin spice fix when I hear “excuse me but I really like your AoS shirt” and I turn around to say thank you when CLARK GREGG
"Excuse me but I really like your AoS shirt."
You amazing, adorable man. Don’t ever change.
If you know my name then you should know I don’t play by anyone’s rules.
Was that your first kiss since 1945? That bad, huh?
I was their Mockingjay long before I accepted the role.
Lucy Liu photographed by Henry Leutwyler for LA Times Magazine
The famous Black Widow and she turns out to be simply another pretty face.
You really think I’m pretty?
Things never happen the same way twice, dear one.
the avengers as greek mythological figures: natasha romanoff as aphrodite/helen of troy
a woman so beautiful and so flexible in her beauty that she becomes a goddess on earth, becoming the pinnacle of these men’s dreams, the woman on to which everyone else projects their desire so that she becomes a figure of iconography. and that’s what natasha does, this is how she tricks loki and this is how she tricks the men in the beginning - she gives them what they want to see, she plays into the misogyny of these men. she’s the fragile hypocritical weak mewling woman that loki thinks he’s dealing with and she lets the men think that she’s in over her head, she knows what they want and she gives it to them. she’s willing to play the part of the passive victim, but beneath that she is aphrodite - the architect of beauty, the maker of love. and love and beauty is a dangerous weapon, because you can deflect ares’s sword and you can even outwit athena (but careful of the aftermath) but you can’t cut down your own desires in the best of cases. you want to want, and natasha romanoff, like aphrodite with helen and paris, will deliver that to you, and watch you kill yourself from the inside out.