HARRY POTTER FANS WATCH THIS
HOLY SHIT IT IS VERY VERY VERY VERY COOL
Oh my gosh this is legit one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen in my life! This is SO COOL, seriously just click on it, oh my gosh.
This is how I imagined wizard duels I actually like this better than the duels in the movie because there are spells that actually do things other than make stuff explode.If I didn’t know better I would have thought that this was professionally made, WOW. <3
THIS IS SO FUCKING COOL EVERYONE WATCH THIS NOW
So after London, Thor is at loose ends and decides to move to New York to live in Avengers Tower with Tony Stark (who had just recently invited Steve to come live with him too.) At first, Jane is very grumpy with him for this because she thinks he’s abandoning her again, but Tony offers an entire floor of R&D and lab space to sweeten the pot and convince her to come - so she decides to move too. Her only demand? That a suite be set aside for Darcy to live in as well.
So, since Darcy is finished up at college and is also at loose ends, she decides to keep on hopping on the internship bandwagon and go with Jane to New York (I mean - who turns down free room and board in New York City, right?) And once she’s there, she love it. She also discovers that Jane is *not* the only scientist in the house who lacks the ability to care for themselves.
Within three months of moving into Avengers Tower, Darcy is essentially making sure that Tony, Bruce, AND Jane are all well cared for. Jane is mostly the same as normal, though she’s throwing herself even further head long into her research of inter-stellar travel. She blames herself for some of the damages wrought by Malekith because she had been insufficiently attentive to the signs of oncoming celestial disaster. Thor reminded her that even Heimdall failed to foresee the catastrophe of the Dark World, Asgard, and London, but Jane is unconvinced. On the bright side, Jane is also getting lots of sex and is being “courted” by Thor in what he understands to be traditional Midgardian fashion - which means he’s taking her on A LOT of dates [he really WAS jealous of her one lunch date with Richard.] So at least she’s eating even if she’s not sleeping much.
Bruce is relatively easy. She brings him five cups of green tea per day, grocery shops for the ingredients he likes for his curry, politely reminds him when its time for his yoga each afternoon, and talks mindless nonsense at him whenever he’s starting to look “a little green around the edges” to calm him down and distract him [she’s insanely good at the last one, if she does say so herself.]
Tony’s a little harder. His refusal to accept things is a pain in the ass at first. She also discovers that he will not eat if she just tells him to. But (and she adores this discovery), he hates hates hates having things in his peripheral vision - so she’ll place meals just out of his direct line of sight and in his peripheral vision so he has to stop, focus on the item, and move it. Usually once he has it in his hands, he’ll eat it. The same turns out to be true of papers that need to be signed and clean shirts that need to be put on. She still hasn’t figured out how to get him to leave for an event on-time, but she’s thinking maybe an alarm clock in the peripheral vision? Oh well, experimentation never hurt anyone [okay that’s blatantly untrue, but you get the idea.]
She has also discovered that Tony responds exceptionally well to people giving sass back to him in equal measure that he doles it out. She flagrantly flirts with him and he flirts with her right back and when he’s in a bad mood, she can pull him out with hilarious jokes about all of his teammates. He one time tried to take their flirting into the realm of actual hitting on, but she just laughed at him and told him she KNEW he wasn’t serious since - you know - she’d met his girlfriend and her heels could kill. He’d laughed and agreed. She’s fairly sure she was being tested. Its possible that Tony is a 6-year-old that just likes to test boundaries. On the bright side, the next day he accepted the chicken salad sandwich she brought him directly from her hands. So score one for the best intern around.
So all of this is great. Its splendiferous. Honest. But there is only so long a girl can live with no shoes. And Darcy, despite her vaunted residence and friends, is still an unpaid intern. So one day she goes to Jane and tells her she needs this to become a paid position, or else she is going to have to look for other employment. JANE FREAKS OUT. And promptly tells Thor who tells EVERYONE.
What proceeds from there is one of the most hotly contested employer bidding wars, probably in recent history (and certainly for anyone with nothing but “Intern” on their resume.) Tony swoops in first, begging Darcy to take over as his personal assistant since “I haven’t had ANYONE decent since Pepper moved up and out…please Darcy…please…” The next offer came from Bruce, who, it turned out, was paid a hefty annual salary by Stark Industries. He offered to split it with Darcy. The third offer came from Jane, who was surprised she was not the only option, who offered Darcy $30 an hour and all the Pop-Tarts she could eat. “Darcy, you know my funding is shit. I can’t be on Stark’s payroll because of conflict of interest - but you’re so important to me. I’ll give you anything…” She paused for a minute…and then interrupted Darcy as she said “WITHIN REASON.” Because Darcy had been about to suggest benefits in the form of “benefits” from Thor…which of course Jane knew.
Most surprising, perhaps, were the other two job offers. The first came in the form of a call from Pepper Potts, asking Darcy if she would consider being PEPPER’s executive assistant. ”I’ll double whatever Tony’s offering you - and I’m half as annoying as a boss…”
Finally, one morning as Darcy was jamming to music of Jarvis’ own selection and fixing breakfast for the team, she heard the click of leather soles on the marble tiles behind her. She turned around and was shocked as her iPod slid across the kitchen island; she barely caught it in time. She was even more shocked to suddenly be looking into the eyes of a dead man; “I would like to talk to you about S.H.I.E.L.D Ms. Lewis.”
Salvation Army ‘Does Not Consider Homosexual Orientation a Sin’
The Salvation Army removed two links to organizations that advocate so-called ex-gay or reparative therapy from its website Tuesday, after LGBT organization Truth Wins Out contacted the charity group about the supposed endorsement of the scientifically discredited practice that aims to turn gay people straight.
"We thank the Salvation Army for acting swiftly and decisively in addressing our concerns about links to ‘ex-gay’ organizations," said Truth Wins Out executive director Wayne Besen. “This is a step in the right direction and congruent with their antidiscrimination campaign. We hope this action leads to further progress in gaining the full confidence and trust of the LGBT community.”
In a letter sent to Truth Wins Out Tuesday, the Salvation Army’s director of communications claimed the “ex-gay” links were part of an archived page that was inadvertently republished when the organization relaunched its site last month.
"We apologize for our oversight and any confusion this may have caused," said Jennifer Byrd in the letter, published at Truth Wins Out. "The Salvation Army does not consider homosexual orientation a sin. Please know that we serve anyone who comes to our doors without discrimination."
The offending links, posted under the site’s resource list for dealing with “sexual addictions,” included Harvest USA, which bills itself as a “ministry committee to offering hope in Jesus to men and women struggling with sexual brokenness and sin.” The second resource, Pure Life Ministries, boasts 35 full-time “biblical counselors and support staff” who its website promises are dedicated to “bringing the hope, healing, and restoration found only in Christ to those who have been touched by the leprosy of sexual sin.” Pure Life’s website notes that most of its counselors and staff are themselves “graduates” of the faith-based counseling programs.
Both organizations advocate the scientifically discredited practice of “reparative therapy,” which aims to turn gay people straight through prayer and counseling. Reparative or “ex-gay” therapy has been disavowed by every major medical and psychological organization in the country, and its use by licensed therapists on minors has been outlawed in California and New Jersey.
"Harvest USA and Pure Life Ministries are two destructive organizations dedicated to demonizing LGBT people," Truth Wins Out associate director Evan Hurst said in a statement. "The Salvation Army did the right thing today by removing these ‘ex-gay’ groups from its website before they could harm more innocent victims."
The Salvation Army, a Christian organization, has had a strained relationship with the LGBT population. In 2011, several LGBT advocates called for a boycott of donations to the Salvation Army’s iconic bell-ringers collecting change outside storefronts in red buckets, citing allegations that the evangelical charity refused to serve LGBT people because it considered them “sexually impure,” according to NBC.
But Tuesday’s statement from the Salvation Army’s director of communication indicates an apparent shift in tone, as the organization strives to fulfill its new antidiscrimination policy, which prohibits the denial of services or employment based on race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, or sexual orientation.
due to all the anti-Salvation Army posts I’ve seen lately, I feel like this should be seen because they’ve addressed the allegations and made steps to repair the damage so now we can continue to donate to them and help people in need and know they’re not facing discrimination from them.