just-another-millenial97:

daisyqiaolianmay:

daisyqiaolianmay:

sometimes i remember that hawkeye is canonically deaf in the comics and the mcu erased his disability. that they ignored his abusive childhood and gave him a family – erasing his attachment issues. in the comics hes this self-destructive goofy disabled depressed guy who drinks coffee by the pot just to stay awake and is always covered head to toe in band-aids. sometimes i remember that the mcu erased everything about clint barton but the bow and arrow. and it ruins my whole day.

clint barton is that dude who couldn’t figure out how to untangle the wires on his playstation so he Cut some of the wires and then phoned tony stark to come fix it

Um how dare they? Comic Clint is like a million times more relatable

pagerunner:

bripopsicle:

cubstearns:

linguafandom:

However it originated, though, the usage of “because-noun” (and of “because-adjective” and “because-gerund”) is one of those distinctly of-the-Internet, by-the-Internet movements of language. It conveys focus (linguist Gretchen McCulloch: “It means something like ‘I’m so busy being totally absorbed by X that I don’t need to explain further, and you should know about this because it’s a completely valid incredibly important thing to be doing’”). It conveys brevity (Carey: “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone” “It has a snappy, jocular feel, with a syntactic jolt that allows long explanations to be forgone”).

But it also conveys a certain universality. When I say, for example, “The talks broke down because politics,” I’m not just describing a circumstance. I’m also describing a category. I’m making grand and yet ironized claims, announcing a situation and commenting on that situation at the same time. I’m offering an explanation and rolling my eyes — and I’m able to do it with one little word. Because variety. Because Internet. Because language.

Reblogging. Because linguistics.

@howdoyoutmblr

I am sure I’ve read a fic where Clint made that argument when trying to persuade Tony to design boomerang arrows for him.

English Has a New Preposition, Because Internet

lemmeputmyfandompantson:

daisyqiaolianmay:

daisyqiaolianmay:

sometimes i remember that hawkeye is canonically deaf in the comics and the mcu erased his disability. that they ignored his abusive childhood and gave him a family – erasing his attachment issues. in the comics hes this self-destructive goofy disabled depressed guy who drinks coffee by the pot just to stay awake and is always covered head to toe in band-aids. sometimes i remember that the mcu erased everything about clint barton but the bow and arrow. and it ruins my whole day.

clint barton is that dude who couldn’t figure out how to untangle the wires on his playstation so he Cut some of the wires and then phoned tony stark to come fix it

I’m pretty sure interviews confirmed he’s the Ultimate version, which nobody apparently liked. (Barton family is hit or miss with me. I would have preferred your version)

queerhawkeye:

cptnbrns:

agentwaller:

the reason why joss whedon’s inaccurate characterization and poor
writing with clint barton in avengers pisses me off so much is because
whedon misses the entire point of clint that makes him such a
longstanding and well loved member of the marvel comic universe. clint
is talented, enormously so. he’s the best archer in the world, excellent
at hand to hand combat, he’s intelligent, and on and on that puts this
little mortal man on the same level to be on a team with a super
soldier, a god, a total screaming genius with a superscience suit, the
most capable assassin and spy ever trained, and a hyperstrong rage
monster.

but the thing is, even with all that, clint is the most unfailingly
human member of the team. clint hides his intelligence, he gets himself
into fights where he’s outnumbered and then gets hit in the head, he
tells terrible jokes or makes puns in the middle of a fight, he gets cut
up and beat up and ends most fights covered in bandages or in the
hospital. he’s disabled, he has hearing aids. he isn’t this Badass
Action Hero w/ Included Bow. he’s talented and capable, but he trips, he
gets punched, he gets cut, he gets shot, he runs out of arrows, he gets
knocked down. he isn’t motivated by revenge or a need to prove himself
or a sense of duty or an overdeveloped sense of right and wrong. he’s
motivated by the fact that he wants to help, because he can, because he
used to lead a shitty life, because he should.

clint barton is just as much average joe as he is an avenger. he’s a
disaster and a hero. clint barton’s not the cookie cutter male action
hero that joss whedon painted him as in avengers. he’s not a silent
broody badass, stalwart hero archetype, solid shield agent.he’s so much
more. he’s a fuck up. he’s trying.

he’s hawkeye.

additionally, there are two big things whedon missed out on: clint’s tenacity, and his relatability,

despite everything that happens to him, clint keeps going, he keeps fighting. he’s on a team with a supersoldier, a pair of geniuses, a god,
and does he ever just let them do it? nope. does he ever let his own
shit get in the way of helping people? nope. when clint gets knocked
down, he gets right back up, because all of those other people? they’re
worth saving, and he’s not gonna just give up on them

but then we get the relatable side of clint. the ‘aw coffee no’
clint, the ‘today sucks, i’m going back to bed’ clint. he has a dog, a
shitty apartment, he goes to block parties and gets to know his
neighbours. he gets mad. he gets upset. he’s human. the comic writers connect with the readers through clint, and the readers can relate to him.

whedon’s clint is almost the exact opposite of all of that (apart
from some of his lines in the final fight re: pietro bc they were
totally on point), he’s presented us with someone we can put up on a
pedestal, some james bond type character that clint really isn’t

whedon grabbed ultimate hawkeye instead of 616 hawkeye and somehow he managed to fuck up even the shittiest characterization that clint barton has ever had in the entire marvel multiverse.

edit: i couldn’t help myself, i wrote a, like, 500 words long essay on why i actually think this post is kind of wrong and how most mcu fans aren’t getting that mcu!clint isn’t a mischaracterization of 616!clint, but a pretty good one of ults!clint, and 1610!clint is a piece of shit.