how can someone wearing sunglasses and a buttoned up purple polo be so goddamn debonair

lmao I’ve seen this post cross my dash a dozen times, and until now I DIDN’T EVEN NOTICE HIS SHIRT.

that is the magic of being Idris Elba: you can show up for a media event wearing the dadliest of dad shirts and people will be so busy sighing over how debonair you are with Naomie Harris that they’ll miss your buttoned-up short sleeve purple polo shirt, oh my god.



However loving his parents may have seemed, he [Simon] knew that, scratch the surface, and they’d scream and run away. And here he’s confronted with a guy who is just everyting he thinks is wrong about a person, who comes back for him when the chips are down because he’s on his crew. To me, that’s a  real parent, and that is an extremely beautiful thing to get to, and I think it’s very real… But the most important thing about ‘Safe’ was that relationship.

Joss Whedon, Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume One



i feel like jemma could be the leslie knope of bus party planning because she’s so type-a and perfectionist

like she’ll take something that somebody mentioned briefly and squirrel the info away until birthday time and make it happen

like maybe skye never did normal kid things, and when she was at the orphanage, or in foster homes, she always wanted to go camping - which was crazy, because she didn’t like outdoors, even now she’s very appreciative of air-con and wifi - but it felt like a thing families do, and she was very fixated on that idea for some reason, and she mentions it to simmons

so for skye’s birthday simmons requisitions a tent and sleeping bags and gathers potted plants and in the common area she pitches this whole forest theme and she makes fitz rig up the sound system to play nature sounds while they make smores on the stove and even may and coulson sit in the tent with them to sing her happy birthday and as she’s cuddled up in sleeping bags with fitz and simmons and even grumpy-butt ward she sheds a tear and whispers thank you to her friend, and jemma says it’s nothing

because that’s just what she does

or: when jemma starts prodding ward about his birthday he dryly says he wants all of them to learn how to shoot a gun properly and even though that is clearly a dig at her, fitz’s, and skye’s skills she ignores it like a queen and plans as close as she can to ward’s birthday the first weekend off for them to go play laser tag

of course laser tag isn’t really all that educational but ward just sort of grins after the blindfold comes off and hollers EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF and goes sprinting into the playscape and jemma just considers that a win before locking arms with skye and going shrieking into the darkness as well

or how for fitz’s birthday she BEGS coulson and may to let them stop and visit some scientists she knows in tanzania who work with chimpanzees

there are no words to describe fitz’s face as he realized where they are and it is even more indescribable when he gets to hug a baby chimp and it makes every single moment of frustration worth it and every single moment of brilliant partnership pale in comparison

chimp still in arms he leans over and kisses her cheek and she instantly flushes and then pales when she realizes she has no way to top this next year

but she’ll figure something out