freaoscanlin:

Sounds like a job for zoologist!Clint. ;)

"Natasha, this is not funny!” He scrambled desperately with the toes of his chunky boots kicking uselessly against the ice, a mantra of don’t look down don’t look don’t look don’t look or you will fall down and die and orcas will feast on you don’t look down running through his head on repeat. He could feel his grip beginning to slip. Sweat slid down his thermal underwear. “Nat! Help.”

"Clint." Her voice was so calm that it cut through his panic. He turned his head to see her sitting on the edge of the cliff, gnawing on a mostly-frozen protein bar. One lock of red hair had escaped her hood. "Look down."

"If I look down, I’ll fall and I’ll—" It occurred to him that she was being rather blase about him falling to his death, and for all of her stoic Russianness, that was actually a little out of character for her.

So he looked down, sheepishly.

The base of the cliff was two feet under his boots. Even more embarrassing, a little chinstrap penguin was standing a few feet away, its head cocked as it looked up at him. He stared at the penguin. The penguin stared back.

When he looked back at Natasha, she had her camera out. “Smile!” she said, and Clint grimaced.

The penguin chirped. Clint couldn’t tell for sure, but it certainly sounded like laughter. With a sigh, he dropped to the ground. He barely kicked up any of the permafrost. “How much for your silence?” he asked both to the bird and to his partner.

"Nothing you could possibly offer would prevent me from showing this to the entire base," Natasha said, grinning as she framed up the camera to take a picture of Clint’s new friend.

When he looked to the bird for help, it only chirped again.

"Great," Clint said. "Just great."

 
 

 

Laura

The Wicked + The Divine #2

 

allthrumyribs:

uhitsveronica:

billyivan:

John Legend - You & I (Nobody In The World)

whoa diversity.

Seriously….what a video.  You all should really watch this.

 

thehellaradgatsby:

Clint Barton in the Secret Avengers

 
thatgregorygirl:

Gamora

Soldier, assassin, wanted on over a dozen counts of murder.

thatgregorygirl:

Gamora

Soldier, assassin, wanted on over a dozen counts of murder.

 
 

simhasanam:

quantumblog:

jkottke:

A poster on Reddit asks: What are two events that took place in the same time in history but don’t seem like they would have?

Spain was still a fascist dictatorship when Microsoft was founded.

There were no classes in calculus in Harvard’s curriculum for the first few years because calculus hadn’t been discovered yet.

Two empires [Roman & Ottoman] spanned the entire gap from Jesus to Babe Ruth.

When the pyramids were being built, there were still woolly mammoths.

The last use of the guillotine was in France the same year Star Wars came out.

Oxford University was over 300 years old when the Aztec Empire was founded.

When pilgrims were landing on Plymouth Rock, you could already visit what is now Santa Fe, New Mexico to stay at a hotel, eat at a restaurant and buy Native American silver.

The first wagon train of the Oregon Trail heads out the same year the fax machine is invented.

Nintendo was formed the same year Van Gogh painted Starry Night.

Cleopatra (the last Pharaoh of Egypt) lived closer to the moon landings than she did to the building of the Pyramids of Giza.

When Kublai Khan became the Mongol Emperor, the first humans were setting foot on New Zealand.

 

regimes fall every day

regimes fall every day