Genius billionaire playboy philanthropist by day, scruffy-looking nerf herder by night.
Hannah. Han for short, as in Solo.
Comic shop assistant manager. Opinionated with a side of nerdy. Iron Man junkie, Mass Effect activist, film critic, literary fiend, lover of tattoos and boys with earrings. Sometimes an artist, occasionally a writer, and always a connoisseur of bad fic.
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Does existence precede essence? I feel for you, Bruce. It’s hard to debate the metaphysical when you’re a grown man who’s tired and dirty and wearing a strange dude’s pants.
#ruffalo’s rueful self-deprecating humour and sort of philosophical acceptance of his inner rage monster #is one of my favourite things about this film #especially as his seeming mellowness masks #a great deal of care and deliberation and always striving for that control #and a terrible struggle against being betrayed by himself #but he doesn’t waste time being all broody angst-puppet about it #because he is a fucking grown-up #ilu bruce
Avengers Assemble #5
"So I moved on. I focused on helping other people. I was good. Until you dragged me back into to this freak show and put everyone here at risk. You wanna know my secret, Agent Romanoff? You wanna know how I stay calm?"
And in that moment, I swear the Hulk was less of a giant rage monster, and more of a giant green protector keeping Bruce safe.
hearing him saying those lines for the first time really made me sad.
and this is why bruce is my favorite
I adore Bruce/the other guy, and it’s weird for me because he’s not a character I identify with particularly — and then I realized it’s because he reminds me of a lot of people I love. Something “wrong” with them, something in their lives they can’t control, and they hit that low point … I want there to always be something to spit the bullet back out.
#man though i would love to see like — how ruffalo’s bruce banner moved#before he was the hulk#because the thing that’s so amazing/painful/brilliant about this scene#is how careful bruce banner is not to take up any space#not to invade anyone else’s space#there are always posts going around about people on the subway and those discussions have a gendered aspect to them usually#like they’re talking about how men stretch their legs and women try to compact themselves#and i bring that up only because: i think of those posts when i see this scene#i think about bruce banner on a subway trying to make himself small#the same way he’s careful to step away; to avoid touch#in this moment and in the rest of the film#and i mean of course — OF COURSE — a huge piece of that is just about the obvious#about avoiding triggers that could release the beast within (so to speak)#but i wonder — i really do wonder — how much of it is compensation#how much of it is bruce making himself small as a subconscious apology#for all the times he can’t help being big (gyzym)