GUYS GUYS GUYS
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY WAS LITERALLY WRITTEN BY A FEMALE ROCKET SCIENTIST
SHE’S THE FIRST WOMAN TO EVER WRITE A MARVEL MOVIE
WHY IS THIS NOT GETTING TALKED ABOUT
I did not realize this. This is good.
No one is more excited than I am that a woman finally got a credit for a Marvel movie, but she has a degree in film and dramatic writing. She’s on a committee to encourage writers to learn real science for scifi, but she’s not actually a rocket scientist.
Ooh, updated info! Thanks!
Adding to this, if anyone’s interested: at SDCC last weekend, one of the panels I went to was a “Women in Sci-Fi” panel that included a host of women writers in TV/film/comics, including Jane Espenson and Nicole Perlman, the woman who wrote GOTG. She talked about how she got the project in the first place, which was really interesting to me, and I think the info would be interesting to people who are wondering about the process of how Marvel came across GOTG in the first place.
Basically, at some point a few years ago, Marvel brought her and a bunch of other writers in and handed them ideas for a bunch of properties (both well known and not well known) that they were considering making films for. She picked GOTG because it had those elements of sci-fi and science, which is what she loved and knew, as opposed to other well known entities (and no, she didn’t specify what they were.) Anyway, everyone picked their project and squirreled themselves away for about two years working on them, and then Marvel went through the scripts and picked the one they thought was the best to develop it further. And it was hers.
I’m super, super excited for this film, and even moreso after hearing her speak on this panel, which was really inspiring in a lot of ways. While there are people will probably still be upset we’re getting a film about space misfits over a BW film or something, it’s worth it to remember that this film was actually chosen BECAUSE Perlman was an awesome female writer who managed to catch everyone’s eye and wrote a really, really good script.
commandercatbug said: All I need in my life from you (if you have time and interest) is a picture of Tim and Cassie as fashion models doing a photoshoot together for an AU I'm writing. Or someone needs to draw this if not you. But this has to be a thing.
It shall be a thing. Specifically, a thing using their YJ designs rather than their comic ones, if that’s okay. For some reason, that’s the version of them that came to mind.
shit. i forgot for a moment that tumblr is spoiler central.
Thor, I love you to bits, but we need to talk about your definition of ‘in my youth’:
The Jotuns must pay for what they have done. March into Jotunheim as you once did. Teach them a lesson. Break their spirits so they’ll never dare to try to cross our borders again.
#I remain intrigued by this quote#because like many of the films statements about time and asgardians it makes no goddam logical sense#but meta to the rescue:#I like the idea that this is how the aesir experience time#not as a progression#as we do#where yesterday is recent#last year a while ago#and ten years ago a long time ago#but in epochs and eras#marked by changes in themselves#they don’t age much#not like we do#whether you think they are young for the same-ish time we are and in their prime longer#or if they are still kids at 300+ years old#either way#for them time is purely relative#and nothing changes much#not technology not culture not the people around you#so you judge time by internal markers#thor judges his own maturity as beginning on the day he regained mjolnir and lost loki#so before then he was a youth for all he thought himself a man#for only a youth would court war#and now he knows himself a man#though still battle-hungry#(because it’s THOR c’mon)#but not war hungry#and there is a difference#and it’s about putting others wants and needs and safety before your own#which is what he was lacking in thor 2011 ( amberfox17 )
I realized this while rereading “An Offering of Moonlight”, but JEM OWNS A GUARNERI. And it’s referenced so casually!!!!! For any non-musician TID fans, they were one of the top three stringed instrument making families in history. AND THERE’S ONLY ABOUT 400 OF THEIR VIOLINS IN THE WORLD. THEY’RE WORTH LIKE 15 MILLION EACH.
So, Jem’s violin is A LOT more than just the Carstairs family violin. It’s a huge piece of music history! Now I’m picturing some musicology grad student trying to solve the case of the missing Guarneri that was purchased by a Briton and mysteriously disappears…
oooh. this is cool to know.
Somebody asked for sappy!Jem/Tessa. They got… well… this instead. Oh well.
Takes place post-Clockwork Prince…
i think one my favourite headcanons is of how large tessas bookshelf would be in her personal apartment
I figure that except for maybe the kitchen and the bathroom, every wall is a bookshelf. Like, if there’s a flat wall, that means space for a bookshelf, so a bookshelf goes there. And she fills them up. And in the room that becomes Jem’s study, Tessa takes all her books related to music, and puts them in that room, and Jem has to like, clear a bit of space to put the stuff he acquires. But it all still goes in a bookshelf.