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steve making really passive aggressive comments during battle about how his friend sam could have totally caught him after he leapt off a tall thing, nbd

sam turned me on to this really great band you guys probably don’t know it

hey do you think sam might like this keychain?…

i’m laughing so hard at that first line, imagining steve running around, fretting over everything when sam first comes to visit him at the avengers tower. like some dork bringing his crush home for the first time and desperately afraid his family’s gonna embarrass him. 

"okay, guys, just… act natural."

so naturally they’re all as awful and humiliating as possible

#SO HOW LONG HAVE YOU KNOWN OUR STEVEN asks tony casually leaning against the wall in an iron man suit #omg tony no. tony. tony pls. steve wishes for a swift death but then clint puts on the old bond newsreels #and he starts wishing for inappropriate and violent things to happen to his team mates #(it’s okay. sam tells him. you look cute. you don’t happen to um… still have that costume do you?) #(he totally does. it is totally worth sam seeing him selling bonds for the way his eyes light up.) (via katsofmeer)

IM CRYING

Nat’s all like ‘Don’t worry, Stark, I already gave him the shovel talk’ and Steve just whips around like ‘WHEN’

Tony orders food and they all just sit around gossiping and talking about all the embarrassing things that have happened to Steve on missions since they can’t bring out baby photos (JARVIS is looking into that though)

But Steve totally doesn’t have any room to say anything since he’s pretty much the mom of the group and he’d be doing this if it was anyone else

Bruce is super sweet and normal and asks Sam about his work and family and they and Natasha have an adult conversation while Thor crushes everyone at mario kart

i must imagine natasha’s shovel talk consisted entirely of: “look, if you fuck this up, i’ll have to set fire to your wings, but if he fucks this up, i’ll never let them find the body. anyway, wanna grab some waffles?”

clint and sam have a bird pun off and everyone groans and leaves the room and they grin and play the now-all-to-theirselves video game

Thor just brings Steve to the gym for a spar bc it looks like he needs a chance to calm down and so they can have the post-meet-the-family ‘did you like him what did you think did I make a complete fool of myself’ talk

Tony goes to the lab and complains to Bruce that those two have taken the fun out of the bird jokes because between the two of them they’ve taken all the good ones

PEPPER BEING ALL WELCOMING AND FRIENDLY WHEN SHE SHOWS UP LATE AND CLINT OFFERING HER A CONTROLLER AND HER SAYING NO NO I COULDN’T BUT THEN CRUSHING THEM BOTH while asking Sam a lot about himself and privately figuring out how to protect the privacy of their relationship while it lasts and how to make sure the media spins it in a good light if it gets public because she’s had a lot of practice with Tony ok but while it’s too early in the relationship to scare Sam and Steve with that kind of talk she always likes having a plan to protect the people she cares about, and she does care about Steve and even though she doesn’t know Sam very well she know Steve cares about him and that’s enough for her.

Natasha goes to hang out with Hill and they jokingly plan increasingly elaborate weddings for Sam and Steve and then they go make out a little

yes hello natmaria making out and planning a samsteve wedding pls go on

bc you know eventually these dumbs are gonna tie the knot and natasha and maria will just, like, spring from the shadows with binders full of ideas and identical lethal smirks like, we got this

MOST TERRIFYING/AMZING WEDDING PLANNERS EVER

maria and natasha cover security, makes sure no super villains are gonna crash the wedding (a few try, but they take care of them)

pepper probably handles most of the details with that ruthless efficiency of hers. i think thor would pitch in and help a lot, he comes from a whole world of grandiose parties, he’d be great. 

THOR WOULD BE SO INTO WEDDING PLANNING JUST IMAGINE HIM WEARING FLIPFLOPS AND A PONYTAIL AND JEANS AND FLANNEL JUST STANDING NEXT TO PEPPER IN ONE OF HER FASHION SUITS WHILE THEY TASTE TEST AND LOOK AT FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS

Usually Nat and Maria were halfway to drunk whenever they came up with samsteve wedding ideas so each binder goes from tasteful and in line with what Sam and Steve would like to ENTIRELY IMPRACTICAL WE DON’T NEED CAKE BOSS OR GORDON RAMSEY

But they did come up with some good ideas like beach wedding but the flower crowns they pasted to magazine photos is a bit much but Nat and Maria are gonna wear them anyways (and Tony convinces Bruce to wear one and he dons one himself - Thor’s is the best though, he has them braided into his hair and beard and everything - Rhodey refuses flat out)

Pepper doesn’t understand why they keep scribbling PETER PARKER PHOTOGRAPHY INC into the margins but they both giggle a little alarmingly whenever she brings it up and there is no such company but the day of the wedding this scruffy looking guy shows up with a camera and HE TAKES REALLY GOOD PICTURES but he looks like he might have a fangasm every time he sees Steve

Tony ends up talking to him and finding out he’s pretty crafty when it comes to gadgets and offers him a job

Sam and Steve have absolute veto power over everything, and they’ve given Pepper a list of their must haves, but she covers the smaller details

BUT STEVE MEETING SAMS MOM

HAVE THEY FOUND BUCKY YET

WHAT DOES BUCKY THINK OF ALL THIS

I’M CRYING IT’S ALL SO PERFECT

i imagine bucky’s back and through hand-wavey comics stuff is now back to really being bucky and he probably complains. a lot. LOUDLY. about everything bc there are people running around the tower with murder in their eyes muttering about napkin patterns and it’s super annoying but then sam makes an offhand comment about bucky, and how he’s gonna be steve’s best man, and bucky kind of chokes on his coffee and looks at steve like, really

and steve rolls his eyes and bumps their shoulders and, “of course, buck. i didn’t think i needed to ask.”

BUCKY STILL HAS WINTER SOLDIER MOMENTS THOUGH like he sits in the vents and sometimes Clint is about to crawl into one and he opens the cover and just hears ‘occupied’ and he slowly puts the cover back and looks for a new perch

that’s what happens the first time but eventually he’s just like ‘budge over’ and they’re pressed together in the ceiling waiting to jump out at people

BUCKY HAS A CRISIS BECAUSE HE REALLY WANTS TO BE STEVES BEST MAN BUT HE ALSO DOESN’T WANT TO LEAVE THE SECURITY TO ANYONE ELSE LIKE HE DOESN’T TRUST THEM

Sam’s mom is just like ‘Settle down, kid, it’s fine, everyone here has super powers’ and he just looks at her and is about to say ‘you dont’ but he stops and thinks ‘wait’ and for the rest of his life he doesn’t know if Sam’s mom really fights crime in her spare time but it bothers him for like months

Tony shows up in a nice suit and his flower crown and Rhodey is wearing his uniform.  Tony keeps trying to put flowers in his button holes and anywhere he can really.

It turns out Bruce is an ordained minister??? so he says the ceremony

(MCU they’re both airforce? in 616 rhodey is marines) Sam and Rhodey heckle each other good naturedly since they’re both AF but different divisions, but they’ll gang up on steve since they’re both fliers and Steve’s army

Neither Sam or Steve are gonna wear a uniform OR FLOWER CROWNS SHUT UP TONY

Bucky is like ‘you gotta wear a tux’ and they’re both like ‘its the beach no one is wearing a tux’ but Bucky wears a tux anyways and he looks kind of like a sexy vampire with his hair pulled back and that scary smirk he has

I love you both. This is amazing.

PLEASE HIRE THESE PEOPLE TO WRITE ALL THE MOVIES

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warrenworthingtonlll:

The first time I saw Cap2, I thought it was supposed to be a lighthearted moment in the movie. An awkward situation that we could sit back and laugh at Pierce because his offer was completely ignored.
But then I started to read into it.
When someone offers another person a drink, it’s often in a social context, an exchange between friends; but the Winter Soldier doesn’t have friends. He has missions.
He went to Pierce’s house because Pierce was his HQ. The Soldier wasn’t there to have a glass of milk and to talk about the weather; he was there to get his assignment.
Because that’s what the Winter Soldier does. Nothing more. Nothing less. He is the paradigm of efficiency. He is a machine.
But Pierce, even with all of corruption, is still a functioning decision making human. He can indulge in seemingly insignificant luxuries. Pierce can choose to have a glass of milk.
So, when Pierce offered the Winter Solider a drink, he knew that the ‘man’ sitting in front of him would not take him up on it.
This scene is not Alexander Pierce asking the Winter Soldier if he “wants some milk”.
This scene is Pierce gloating. It’s him dangling his ability to exercise his free will over the Winter Soldier. It’s him boasting and bragging simply because he can have two inches of milk. It’s Pierce showing the Winter Soldier that he is, once again, inadequate.
I am not okay.

This, yes. Pierce is the most corrupted and evil human being on the planet. He might not be the deadliest or the most threatening looking villain in the MCU, but he is the most malicious and unpleasant. The way he manipulates every situation and just the way he degrades Bucky at every turn. I made a comment about how he doesn’t need to do any of this if he can just wipe him and program The Winter Soldier to his will, but he takes his time to exploit his control and brag about the fact that he has Bucky in the palm of his hand and he can easily mold him like clay. 
Just notice the look on Bucky’s face when he is offered milk. There is a big part of him that actually feels provoked by it as if the human part that still exists in Bucky Barnes understands the reasoning behind Pierce’s actions. How he is mocking him and testing him at the same time. Testing his lack of response. But because he has been programmed not to question anything and he has been coerced into believing that he has no voice in the matter, he says nothing. Instead, he waits patiently for Pierce to give him his next assignment. 
Also, the amount of milk that Pierce serves himself is just enough for one drink. A drink for him and no one else. It is like dangling a sip of water in front of a man who is dying of thirst. It is just enough for him to prove his point and honestly I find it way more insulting than if he had served himself a whole glass. And it’s milk. Not water, not juice, not an alcoholic beverage, but milk. Something you offer to a child. Most of all, milk symbolizes superior quality, richness of taste, and nourishment. Superiority.

Milk is a powerful symbol within most cultural traditions. It is the fluid of eternal life, fertility, abundance; it is the food of the gods, the first human diet, it flows freely in the “promised land of Canaan” (Biederman, 221). Milk symbolizes the MOTHER, it is deeply connected with life itself. 

Fuck you Pierce.

fyeahwintersoldier:

warrenworthingtonlll:

The first time I saw Cap2, I thought it was supposed to be a lighthearted moment in the movie. An awkward situation that we could sit back and laugh at Pierce because his offer was completely ignored.

But then I started to read into it.

When someone offers another person a drink, it’s often in a social context, an exchange between friends; but the Winter Soldier doesn’t have friends. He has missions.

He went to Pierce’s house because Pierce was his HQ. The Soldier wasn’t there to have a glass of milk and to talk about the weather; he was there to get his assignment.

Because that’s what the Winter Soldier does. Nothing more. Nothing less. He is the paradigm of efficiency. He is a machine.

But Pierce, even with all of corruption, is still a functioning decision making human. He can indulge in seemingly insignificant luxuries. Pierce can choose to have a glass of milk.

So, when Pierce offered the Winter Solider a drink, he knew that the ‘man’ sitting in front of him would not take him up on it.

This scene is not Alexander Pierce asking the Winter Soldier if he “wants some milk”.

This scene is Pierce gloating. It’s him dangling his ability to exercise his free will over the Winter Soldier. It’s him boasting and bragging simply because he can have two inches of milk. It’s Pierce showing the Winter Soldier that he is, once again, inadequate.

I am not okay.

This, yes. Pierce is the most corrupted and evil human being on the planet. He might not be the deadliest or the most threatening looking villain in the MCU, but he is the most malicious and unpleasant. The way he manipulates every situation and just the way he degrades Bucky at every turn. I made a comment about how he doesn’t need to do any of this if he can just wipe him and program The Winter Soldier to his will, but he takes his time to exploit his control and brag about the fact that he has Bucky in the palm of his hand and he can easily mold him like clay. 

Just notice the look on Bucky’s face when he is offered milk. There is a big part of him that actually feels provoked by it as if the human part that still exists in Bucky Barnes understands the reasoning behind Pierce’s actions. How he is mocking him and testing him at the same time. Testing his lack of response. But because he has been programmed not to question anything and he has been coerced into believing that he has no voice in the matter, he says nothing. Instead, he waits patiently for Pierce to give him his next assignment. 

Also, the amount of milk that Pierce serves himself is just enough for one drink. A drink for him and no one else. It is like dangling a sip of water in front of a man who is dying of thirst. It is just enough for him to prove his point and honestly I find it way more insulting than if he had served himself a whole glass. And it’s milk. Not water, not juice, not an alcoholic beverage, but milk. Something you offer to a child. Most of all, milk symbolizes superior quality, richness of taste, and nourishment. Superiority.

Milk is a powerful symbol within most cultural traditions. It is the fluid of eternal life, fertility, abundance; it is the food of the gods, the first human diet, it flows freely in the “promised land of Canaan” (Biederman, 221). Milk symbolizes the MOTHER, it is deeply connected with life itself. 

Fuck you Pierce.

(Source: steeverogers, via schrodingershipster)

batmanisagatewaydrug:

We really need to talk about this scene a lot, because holy wow. The MCU movies have definitely been getting a little darker since the Avengers, but scenes like this? This is pure optimism. Tony is told he can save 4 out of 13, and then he saves all 13 of them anyway, because these people can work together and help Tony save them. 

If a similar scenario had happened in the Dark Knight Saga or Man of Steel, you know damn well 9 out of those 13 people would have been dead. Hell, Bruce or Clark would have been lucky to even save the 4, because DC movies have gone down a route of unrelenting grtty realism that makes good old super heroics virtually impossible. Bruce can’t save the city without faking his own death; Clark can’t save the world without becoming a murderer.

But even in the darkest hours of the Marvel Universe, Tony Stark can damn well save 13 people plummeting to their certain death. Is it realistic? Hell no. But it was an awesome victory that both Tony and the audience needed at this point in the story, and by god it was heroic.

And here’s the thing. This was a GREAT SCENE. Amazing action and special effects, and I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. I’m on the edge of my seat now, just watching the gifs. I care what happens to these people, because they are PEOPLE, because Tony Stark cares, because marvel cares. They are not token representatives of a trope. They are people who are scared and resourceful and deserve to be saved.

And so instead of watching this scene thinking ‘huh I wonder how they shot that’ I am watching it thinking ‘oh my GOD he almost missed! Ah! Aaaaah! Oh no!!! Oh phew oh thank Christ WOW IRON MAN IS GREAT.’

And that is how you write a great action movie.

(Source: tomhazeldine, via mariusperkins)

septembriseur:

I am so here for CA:TWS stories that examine the fact that Sam is at a different point in his life than Steve is, that even though we get to see Sam as a goofy, exuberant flyboy, he’s also someone who has crossed a river that Steve has only come to the bank of: stepping outside of his soldierness and confronting how to live in the world with what he’s lost and what he’s done. The scene at the VA suggests that Steve comes to him in search of a guide as well as a friend. Sure, Steve’s seen and done things that Sam can’t imagine, but Sam has also done one important thing that Steve is only starting to imagine, which is making peace with himself as a soldier and a human being. 

It’s pretty interesting that Sam is essentially a happy character, generous and trusting, and that he has no problems going back into battle, bringing the battle to his home. We know that he’s suffered a lot, enough to make him lose all sense of purpose. But when we see him, he’s not suffering. Unlike most of the MCU heroes at this point, he’s not in the thick of warring with his trauma. And while there are a lot of pointed questions you can ask about the politics of his character, I think it’s important that he’s there in the film to show that there is a peace to make with trauma. That it’s possible to suffer, and not suffer for the rest of your life; that it is actually possible to come out the other side of grief.

But also: that it’s not some magical transformation, that it doesn’t happen through love or by chance. I feel like we get a really clear sense of a Sam who has worked incredibly hard to be the person he is. We see him leading a recovery group! It’s like: Yeah. He’s been through this. And it’s like the opposite of grimdarkness, because what it’s putting up there on the screen is the idea that trauma is real, and major, and crippling, and it’s not going to just go away— but you can live through it, live with it, and learn to be a happy human being.

And that’s one of the reasons Sam is awesome. And there should be more stories about that.

(via anachronistique)

msbeeinmybonnet:


So yesterday I posted a meta on how the Winter Soldier essentially is the world’s deadliest child and how he threw tantrums over Steve treating him like a friend, and I’d like to expand on that today. Because I honestly believe that it was Steve’s kindness that managed to crack the Winter Soldier’s programming and send it crumbling.
(I’m going to differate between Bucky and the Winter Soldier, because I believe the Winter Soldier is a semi-personality of his own, built upon Bucky’s original personality like a Medieval church built upon a Greek temple. If that makes sense.)
Neither Steve nor Bucky recognize each other at first, for understandable reasons. The Winter Soldier is active and thus Bucky is completely dormant, so he has no possible way to remember Steve. Steve is faced with a masked assassin who has even got Natasha unnerved; he has no reason to suspect it might be his not-quite-as-dead-as-previously-suspected childhood friend.
And their fight is vicious. Since neither recognize each other, neither pull their punches and it’s the closest we get to see someone wiping the floor with Captain America. A lift filled with SHIELD elite? No sweat. The Winter Soldier one-on-one? Steve fights defensively and only gets a few hits in because the Winter Soldier is that effective a murder weapon.
But then, then, we get to the iconic scene where Steve recognizes the Winter Soldier as Bucky. The Winter Soldier, still in control, doesn’t react to it other than in a what the hell are you on about way.
This changes when Steve doesn’t act.

It wouldn’t surprise me if “targets” has tried to fib the Winter Soldier in the past, to stall for time or prepare for a counter-attack. But it’s painfully obvious that Steve has no cards up his sleeves. He is genuinely stunned and probably couldn’t tell you his own name at that moment.
Lots of people have commented on how the Winter Soldier hesitates for a moment before throwing himself back into his mission. This is the first crack in the programming, and I think that hesitation we see is the ghost of Bucky. HYDRA managed to program the Winter Soldier to not recognize Steve’s face, but they couldn’t bury Bucky so deep that he wouldn’t react to Steve calling out to him.
The Winter Soldier has never known kindness or friendship or love - he’s a tool, what point is there in wasting such attention on a weapon? So when faced with Steve not defending himself, the Winter Soldier does not know what to do, it’s not part of his programming, and deep down within him Bucky starts to throw himself at the walls. I think that is what makes the Winter Soldier aim at Steve again; the world is shattering around him, inside him, but his mision is always his mission.
This carries over in his next scene, with Pierce. He’s unsure, questioning, a little bit violent. When ordered to have his mind wiped, he doesn’t fight it. Maybe he thinks things will return to normal, that he will be rid of the voice screaming inside of him to save his target protect him save him.
Of course, that doesn’t work. Not at all in fact. Because on the helicarrier we get this:
   The Winter Soldier doesn’t attack Steve. He is an assassin, a sniper, his advantage is in his unexpected first attack. But here he just stands before Steve, acting the part of a mountain, firm between Steve and Steve’s target.
And Steve? Steve talks. He tells Bucky he needs to get past him, please remember we’re friends, I really don’t want to this, I’m sorry.
marlowe-tops has an excellent meta on this fight which I highly recommend, and the gist of it is that while the Winter Soldier has his Mission, he can’t remember it because Bucky is screaming at him to not fight Steve. This time both of them are pulling punches, not wanting to hurt each other; before things escalate, they are almost having a shoving match.
Of course, things do escalate, and the Winter Soldier shoots Steve three times. (But deliberately avoids the head). Then Steve, because there is no Rogers without Barnes, runs down to save the Winter Soldier from being crushed to death, and the Winter Soldier snaps.
His mission saved his life. His mission, whom he can’t bring himself to kill, saved him and now calls him friend. His missionfriendmissionfriendmission says he won’t fight him. Calls him James Buchanan Barnes and the voice inside him screams louder and everything comes shattering down.
The following fight isn’t as much a fight as it is a physical scream of anguish. The Winter Soldier is crumbling, Bucky is fighting to get out, and Steve takes the punches and won’t fight back. He only pleads for Bucky, it’s me, Steve, remember me, please, remember me, I’m your friend.
Just look at the Winter Soldier’s face here.

Look at the last one. Look at it real closely. Do you see how it goes from fear/confusion/anger/shock to… something softer? As he subtly turns to Steve and tilts his head down, Bucky recognizes Steve.
Steve. What have I done?
I’m not saying that Bucky returned to stay and that the Winter Soldier is gone; quite the opposite, I think Bucky only managed to break out at that exact moment. But he’s awake, no longer dormant, and could make the Winter Soldier dive into the river to save Steve and make sure he was breathing before leaving him.
There’s a long journey ahead and it will be filled with pain and heartbreak, but the cracks have been formed and will spread. The Winter Soldier’s programming is breaking down, and I cannot see any other cause for it than the combined force of Steve’s undying loyalty and love for Bucky, and Bucky’s bone-deep one for Steve - and how Steve proved that devotion all over again.

(gif sources: rebloggy.com & glassconduit & fluffalos & kirknspock)

msbeeinmybonnet:

So yesterday I posted a meta on how the Winter Soldier essentially is the world’s deadliest child and how he threw tantrums over Steve treating him like a friend, and I’d like to expand on that today. Because I honestly believe that it was Steve’s kindness that managed to crack the Winter Soldier’s programming and send it crumbling.

(I’m going to differate between Bucky and the Winter Soldier, because I believe the Winter Soldier is a semi-personality of his own, built upon Bucky’s original personality like a Medieval church built upon a Greek temple. If that makes sense.)

Neither Steve nor Bucky recognize each other at first, for understandable reasons. The Winter Soldier is active and thus Bucky is completely dormant, so he has no possible way to remember Steve. Steve is faced with a masked assassin who has even got Natasha unnerved; he has no reason to suspect it might be his not-quite-as-dead-as-previously-suspected childhood friend.

And their fight is vicious. Since neither recognize each other, neither pull their punches and it’s the closest we get to see someone wiping the floor with Captain America. A lift filled with SHIELD elite? No sweat. The Winter Soldier one-on-one? Steve fights defensively and only gets a few hits in because the Winter Soldier is that effective a murder weapon.

But then, then, we get to the iconic scene where Steve recognizes the Winter Soldier as Bucky. The Winter Soldier, still in control, doesn’t react to it other than in a what the hell are you on about way.

This changes when Steve doesn’t act.


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It wouldn’t surprise me if “targets” has tried to fib the Winter Soldier in the past, to stall for time or prepare for a counter-attack. But it’s painfully obvious that Steve has no cards up his sleeves. He is genuinely stunned and probably couldn’t tell you his own name at that moment.

Lots of people have commented on how the Winter Soldier hesitates for a moment before throwing himself back into his mission. This is the first crack in the programming, and I think that hesitation we see is the ghost of Bucky. HYDRA managed to program the Winter Soldier to not recognize Steve’s face, but they couldn’t bury Bucky so deep that he wouldn’t react to Steve calling out to him.

The Winter Soldier has never known kindness or friendship or love - he’s a tool, what point is there in wasting such attention on a weapon? So when faced with Steve not defending himself, the Winter Soldier does not know what to do, it’s not part of his programming, and deep down within him Bucky starts to throw himself at the walls. I think that is what makes the Winter Soldier aim at Steve again; the world is shattering around him, inside him, but his mision is always his mission.

This carries over in his next scene, with Pierce. He’s unsure, questioning, a little bit violent. When ordered to have his mind wiped, he doesn’t fight it. Maybe he thinks things will return to normal, that he will be rid of the voice screaming inside of him to save his target protect him save him.

Of course, that doesn’t work. Not at all in fact. Because on the helicarrier we get this:


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The Winter Soldier doesn’t attack Steve. He is an assassin, a sniper, his advantage is in his unexpected first attack. But here he just stands before Steve, acting the part of a mountain, firm between Steve and Steve’s target.

And Steve? Steve talks. He tells Bucky he needs to get past him, please remember we’re friends, I really don’t want to this, I’m sorry.

marlowe-tops has an excellent meta on this fight which I highly recommend, and the gist of it is that while the Winter Soldier has his Mission, he can’t remember it because Bucky is screaming at him to not fight Steve. This time both of them are pulling punches, not wanting to hurt each other; before things escalate, they are almost having a shoving match.

Of course, things do escalate, and the Winter Soldier shoots Steve three times. (But deliberately avoids the head). Then Steve, because there is no Rogers without Barnes, runs down to save the Winter Soldier from being crushed to death, and the Winter Soldier snaps.

His mission saved his life. His mission, whom he can’t bring himself to kill, saved him and now calls him friend. His missionfriendmissionfriendmission says he won’t fight him. Calls him James Buchanan Barnes and the voice inside him screams louder and everything comes shattering down.

The following fight isn’t as much a fight as it is a physical scream of anguish. The Winter Soldier is crumbling, Bucky is fighting to get out, and Steve takes the punches and won’t fight back. He only pleads for Bucky, it’s me, Steve, remember me, please, remember me, I’m your friend.

Just look at the Winter Soldier’s face here.


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Look at the last one. Look at it real closely. Do you see how it goes from fear/confusion/anger/shock to… something softer? As he subtly turns to Steve and tilts his head down, Bucky recognizes Steve.

Steve. What have I done?

I’m not saying that Bucky returned to stay and that the Winter Soldier is gone; quite the opposite, I think Bucky only managed to break out at that exact moment. But he’s awake, no longer dormant, and could make the Winter Soldier dive into the river to save Steve and make sure he was breathing before leaving him.

There’s a long journey ahead and it will be filled with pain and heartbreak, but the cracks have been formed and will spread. The Winter Soldier’s programming is breaking down, and I cannot see any other cause for it than the combined force of Steve’s undying loyalty and love for Bucky, and Bucky’s bone-deep one for Steve - and how Steve proved that devotion all over again.

(gif sources: rebloggy.com & glassconduit & fluffalos & kirknspock)

(via mariusperkins)

Fangirling and snark aside, here is another thing I really appreciate about Captain America in the recent movies.

His grief is palpable.

He carries that air of loss with him. He’s quiet about it but it’s there in spades. I think it’s part of why he rubs Tony up the wrong way - apart from him being all the things Tony thinks he should be and never will, Tony is t e r r i f i e d of grief and loss and doesn’t know how to deal with it. Steve freaks him out because he is still functioning, and yet so clearly in grief.

Steve is dealing with it all really fucking well, frankly. He’s lost everything he loves and his entire life and he’s getting on with it mostly, and feeling sad when he needs to, and finding ways to process that. Massive props, dude, that shit is HARD. And our society likes to move on real quick - like not usually 50 years on but that could be an extended metaphor if you like. It’s been like a year or so since Steve lost his best friend and only remaining family member (Bucky is family), saw a bunch of the horrors of war, and was catapulted into a new life he doesn’t want. I’m sure a lot of us have stories in our family of parents or grandparents (or, so help me, great grandparents) who went off to WWII and came back different, could never really settle back in. And THEY came back to their families. 

Anyway I am off track. Apart from being a meta version of the experience of the dislocating effects of modern war (and another reason I loved the scene with testimony of modern soldiers’ experiences, tying that in) Cap’s story is a story of loss and grief. And of dealing with that. And of it sucking, big time. And being sad about it and not getting less sad but learning how to still walk around and function and find new good things, even though you remain sad. Of those new good things not diminishing your sadness or the value of what you lost. Of that staying with you and becoming part of who you are.

We need more of those stories in our culture, I think.

absentlyabbie:


shinykari:

legete:

haipollai:

ok, idk how easy this is to read but since everyone is discussing dates, i went to the movie to check. this is steve’s rejection from the beginning, his birthday is in the upper right corner and there’s ANOTHEr date in the lower left which I think is supposed to be a today’s date kind of thing and it looks to be June 14 1943
so there we go, steve enlists in mid 1943

#this feels late for bucky to be enlisting #but that isn’t the issue
How interesting that you would mention this, because I’ve recently been thinking he didn’t enlist. His serial number, which he’s heard muttering when Steve comes to rescue him, starts “32557.”
According to this fabulous WWII serial number generator, an enlisted man from New York should have a serial number starting with the numbers “12.”
A New York man with a serial number starting with “32”? Drafted. What we may be dealing with here is a Bucky who didn’t choose to go to war but was instead compelled to do so versus a Steve who is desperate to get in. I think it opens up a lot of different and interesting storylines for the two of them.

There’s been some great meta/discussion about this in the last couple days, which I think is great.

Makes you wonder if Bucky got the draft, and then, knowing how Steve felt about things, told his best buddy he was “enlisting.” Because how do you face this skinny, brave idiot who just won’t stop trying to volunteer that you wouldn’t be going if you didn’t have to?

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ok, idk how easy this is to read but since everyone is discussing dates, i went to the movie to check. this is steve’s rejection from the beginning, his birthday is in the upper right corner and there’s ANOTHEr date in the lower left which I think is supposed to be a today’s date kind of thing and it looks to be June 14 1943

so there we go, steve enlists in mid 1943

#this feels late for bucky to be enlisting #but that isn’t the issue

How interesting that you would mention this, because I’ve recently been thinking he didn’t enlist. His serial number, which he’s heard muttering when Steve comes to rescue him, starts “32557.”

According to this fabulous WWII serial number generator, an enlisted man from New York should have a serial number starting with the numbers “12.”

A New York man with a serial number starting with “32”? Drafted. What we may be dealing with here is a Bucky who didn’t choose to go to war but was instead compelled to do so versus a Steve who is desperate to get in. I think it opens up a lot of different and interesting storylines for the two of them.

There’s been some great meta/discussion about this in the last couple days, which I think is great.

Makes you wonder if Bucky got the draft, and then, knowing how Steve felt about things, told his best buddy he was “enlisting.” Because how do you face this skinny, brave idiot who just won’t stop trying to volunteer that you wouldn’t be going if you didn’t have to?

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Has anyone else noticed that in the largely female horror/monster artist  community on DA and tumblr (myself included) tends to focus a LOT on teeth, mouths, and violence as a consumptive act (there’s a lot of cannibal characters is what I’m sayin’) and that seems as a bit of a weird counter to mainstream horror and monster art where violence is nearly always penetrative? It’s usually knives, chainsaws and blades, heck even the Alien had a phallic mouth used to bore into faces.

Is this even a thing happening consciously?

No? Never mind then.

I… am trying to figure out approximately how much this post has irrevocably changed my life.

okay so we actually talked a lot about horror in my philosophy class this past week?

and like one of the things about typical horror movies is that they’re very much about violence towards women? like i don’t want to say that all horror movies are about violence towards women but i also don’t want to talk for a thousand years on the nuances of that trope so long story short if you watch a lot of horror movies there’s a lot of penetration imagery and blending the boundaries of sex and violence. and even the entire “final girl” trope that has become a basic structure of horror is basically asking for all of this imagery of penetration and violation etc. and all of it happens because the victims in horror movies are often women because he stereotype is that women are vulnerable.
i’m probably explaining this really badly it’s all waaaaaaaay more nuanced than this but it all kind of ties together in a really fascinating way.so when you look at it that way, it makes sense that a lot of monsters created by/for men (i.e., mainstream monsters) are going to be penetrative. as for monsters created by women being consumptive… that’s a very interesting trend and there’s probably a reason for it but i havent thought about it enough to pick one out

I wonder how much of that, then, is tied up with women’s consumption being a subversive act? Women being encouraged to not consume or take up space, so that then greedy, unapologetic consumption and largeness and loudness and appetite becomes monstrous, which could be problematic. But when driven by the people who are told not to consume, it become atavistic and wish-fulfilling and an outlet for impulses and desires, which the best horror always does.

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Sorry….kind of

isn’t captain hook and his crew suppose to be a lost boys who escaped and that’s why he’s trying to kill peter pan

…what the actual fuck

I NEVER TRUSTED PETER PAN

nah everything in Peter Pan was fucked up. 
Tinkerbell and her fairy buddies were having an orgy when they found baby Peter. Tinks also extremely jealous, tricking one of the Lost Boys into shooting Wendy in the fucking chest.
Peter’s also crazy omnipotent. Like, he “make believes” he’s a doctor, and heals Wendy. When he’s hungry, he pretends to eat imaginary food and his stomach actually gets fuller.
He’s also a dick. He would teach children how to fly but never how to stop, so they’d fly for months on straight without rest or break, and they couldn’t sleep either or they’d stop flying. And when one of Wendy’s brothers actually fell asleep and plummeted into the ocean, Peter laughed his ass off. He only saved him when Wendy begged him too.

okay but that’s the point of Peter Pan. It’s not supposed to glorify never growing up, it’s supposed to show kids why growing up is not only good, but necessary otherwise they’d end up as fucked up as Peter. He never matured, never learned right from wrong, he never listened to his parents because - according to Peter - he ran away as an infant.It’s a tale to teach children that listening to their parents and growing up is good. As far as Tinker Bell goes, if you actually read Peter Pan you would know that fairies only feel one emotion at a time and they feel that emotion very strongly so the orgy? lust. Trying to kill Wendy? Jealousy. She embodies the seven deadly sins and what happens if you let your emotions get the best of you. (And as far as the new fairies series of films making her nicer it’s because you only see the jealous side of her in Peter Pan and you see other sides of her in the series because those movies are about her).Rant over, you can go back to your regularly scheduled blogging now.

So if Peter Pan shows up in your window. Stab him in the fucking chest kids. You have school tomorrow

Reblogging because I believe this will be important to the Once Upon a Time fandom tomorrow.

It’s more complicated than that. Peter is kind of a tragic hero. He chooses not to grow up, he knows he is incomplete.
I mean, he cut off Hook’s hand because he thought it was a game. He clearly doesn’t know right from wrong. He also only knows the unconditional love of a mother to a child, which is why he thinks everyone wants to be his mother. He also switches sides in a fight just for fun, kill pirates for fun, and “thins” out the Lost Boys when they can’t fit in the tree anymore.
But, like, it wasn’t a cautionary tale to tell you to listen to your parents, it’s a story about death and youth. Why can’t Peter grow up? One of the popular theories is that it’s because he’s dead. J.M. Barrie’s older brother died when Barrie was little and he dressed up in his brother’s clothes to please his mom. His mom - who was always distant, whose love Barrie craved like Peter craves a mom - started crying and said something like “At least my baby will never grow up” and that idea stuck with Barrie forever. Then, as an adult, it’s believed he never slept with his wife because Barrie was just a kid. He was Peter Pan. He was too innocent for that. He befriended the Llewelyn-Davies boys and based Peter Pan off of them and their games. (Fun fact: The boy Peter Pan was named after, Peter Llewelyn-Davies, threw himself under a train). There was also a bunch of stuff about Barrie being in love with The Llewlyn-Davies boys’ mother, but that’s not important here.
People think Peter’s dead because he literally cannot return home. He tried and the window was barred and his parents had replaced him with another baby. Why? Probably because they had lost Peter to the flu. Why does Peter come in through the window? Because of the joke “I once had a bird names Enza. I opened up the window and ‘influenza’.” Because lots of babies died back then form the flu. The Lost Boys are children who fell out of their prams. Odds are babies could not survive falling out of their prams. Peter is liked the pied piper ferrying the souls of young children to the neverland/afterlife. Barrie believed that all children were “gay and heartless” but he didn’t think that was a bad thing.
Also, Hook and his crew are not old lost boys trying to kill Peter. Hook was once a British gentlemen (hinted at to be associated with Charles II and attended Elton) and he is afraid of growing old. His biggest fear is growing old and dying - that is why his nemesis is the embodiment of eternal youth. That is why the crocodile that chases him swallowed a clock and ticks. That is why when Peter finally decided “It’s Hook of me this time” the crocodile has stopped ticking and Peter started (he’s trying to trick them into thinking he’s the croc). At that moment - Peter is time and time has ran out for Hook.
Also, it’s not so much that Peter is omnipotent. All kids basically are in the Neverland. Like, it states that the island looks different to every kid because it’s the land of their dreams and stuff. Also, the island legit freezes when Peter leaves and thaws when he comes back. He’s been there so long he’s not human anymore - but fey. (keep in mind being fey isn’t good, just chaotic neutral). Peter even secretes pixie dust now. The island is so fine tuned with him because he’s one of the only people that stay, that it caters to him. Most likely any child that stayed as long as he did would become omnipotent to an extent.
As for Tinker Bell, the above stated is true. Fairies are so tiny they can only have one emotion at a time - “Tink wasn’t all bad” - and they also have really short lifespans so, like, Tinker Bell isn’t even that important to Peter Pan. He forgets all about her and Hook by the time Wendy is grown up.And the orgies thing is because in the legends fey are known for their revelries. 
And it wasn’t so much that Peter was a dick, he just doesn’t know when to stop. He’s a child. He doesn’t know right from wrong. He doesn’t know when to stop playing -cutting Hooks hand off was a game to him. He also has the memory of a child, so odds are he just forgot to teach kids how to stop flying or how to imagine food, etc. He is just carefree, like all children. Everything is a game to him, because he never learned anything else.
But like, no, Peter Pan is not a cautionary tale. Barrie loved his character and the story and brought up a lot of good things in it. He wrote Peter as an exaggeration of a cocky overconfident boy, but, like, Peter wasn’t afraid of death. It says “he felt scared, yet he felt only one shudder run through him when any other person would have felt scared up until death. With his blithe attitude towards death, he says, “To die will be an awfully big adventure”.” and with that Barrie is showing us both a naivety and bravery we possess as children but lose as adults and is basically telling us that we shouldn’t let that go. Like, the point is growing up is inevitable but you don’t have to lose everything.
And so yeah….I’m really passionate about Peter Pan.

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All of this. I love Peter Pan, every adaptation, it’s my THING. I personally have no trouble saying that book Peter is a DICK. I found some of the things in the book really traumatizing, and it kind of fucked me up, but you’re absolutely right. It is so much more than that, so much more. 
To the the thing about him KILLING the Lost Boys though, it is stated in the novel that he would like … lower the number of Lost Boys, thin them out when they got too old, but we actually don’t know how he did that. He could have killed them, or he could have exiled them - I know I’ve always preferred to think of it that way.

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Sorry….kind of

isn’t captain hook and his crew suppose to be a lost boys who escaped and that’s why he’s trying to kill peter pan

…what the actual fuck

I NEVER TRUSTED PETER PAN

nah everything in Peter Pan was fucked up. 

Tinkerbell and her fairy buddies were having an orgy when they found baby Peter. Tinks also extremely jealous, tricking one of the Lost Boys into shooting Wendy in the fucking chest.

Peter’s also crazy omnipotent. Like, he “make believes” he’s a doctor, and heals Wendy. When he’s hungry, he pretends to eat imaginary food and his stomach actually gets fuller.

He’s also a dick. He would teach children how to fly but never how to stop, so they’d fly for months on straight without rest or break, and they couldn’t sleep either or they’d stop flying. And when one of Wendy’s brothers actually fell asleep and plummeted into the ocean, Peter laughed his ass off. He only saved him when Wendy begged him too.

okay but that’s the point of Peter Pan. It’s not supposed to glorify never growing up, it’s supposed to show kids why growing up is not only good, but necessary otherwise they’d end up as fucked up as Peter. He never matured, never learned right from wrong, he never listened to his parents because - according to Peter - he ran away as an infant.It’s a tale to teach children that listening to their parents and growing up is good. As far as Tinker Bell goes, if you actually read Peter Pan you would know that fairies only feel one emotion at a time and they feel that emotion very strongly so the orgy? lust. Trying to kill Wendy? Jealousy. She embodies the seven deadly sins and what happens if you let your emotions get the best of you. (And as far as the new fairies series of films making her nicer it’s because you only see the jealous side of her in Peter Pan and you see other sides of her in the series because those movies are about her).
Rant over, you can go back to your regularly scheduled blogging now.

So if Peter Pan shows up in your window. Stab him in the fucking chest kids. You have school tomorrow

Reblogging because I believe this will be important to the Once Upon a Time fandom tomorrow.

It’s more complicated than that. Peter is kind of a tragic hero. He chooses not to grow up, he knows he is incomplete.

I mean, he cut off Hook’s hand because he thought it was a game. He clearly doesn’t know right from wrong. He also only knows the unconditional love of a mother to a child, which is why he thinks everyone wants to be his mother. He also switches sides in a fight just for fun, kill pirates for fun, and “thins” out the Lost Boys when they can’t fit in the tree anymore.

But, like, it wasn’t a cautionary tale to tell you to listen to your parents, it’s a story about death and youth. Why can’t Peter grow up? One of the popular theories is that it’s because he’s dead. J.M. Barrie’s older brother died when Barrie was little and he dressed up in his brother’s clothes to please his mom. His mom - who was always distant, whose love Barrie craved like Peter craves a mom - started crying and said something like “At least my baby will never grow up” and that idea stuck with Barrie forever. Then, as an adult, it’s believed he never slept with his wife because Barrie was just a kid. He was Peter Pan. He was too innocent for that. He befriended the Llewelyn-Davies boys and based Peter Pan off of them and their games. (Fun fact: The boy Peter Pan was named after, Peter Llewelyn-Davies, threw himself under a train). There was also a bunch of stuff about Barrie being in love with The Llewlyn-Davies boys’ mother, but that’s not important here.

People think Peter’s dead because he literally cannot return home. He tried and the window was barred and his parents had replaced him with another baby. Why? Probably because they had lost Peter to the flu. Why does Peter come in through the window? Because of the joke “I once had a bird names Enza. I opened up the window and ‘influenza’.” Because lots of babies died back then form the flu. The Lost Boys are children who fell out of their prams. Odds are babies could not survive falling out of their prams. Peter is liked the pied piper ferrying the souls of young children to the neverland/afterlife. Barrie believed that all children were “gay and heartless” but he didn’t think that was a bad thing.

Also, Hook and his crew are not old lost boys trying to kill Peter. Hook was once a British gentlemen (hinted at to be associated with Charles II and attended Elton) and he is afraid of growing old. His biggest fear is growing old and dying - that is why his nemesis is the embodiment of eternal youth. That is why the crocodile that chases him swallowed a clock and ticks. That is why when Peter finally decided “It’s Hook of me this time” the crocodile has stopped ticking and Peter started (he’s trying to trick them into thinking he’s the croc). At that moment - Peter is time and time has ran out for Hook.

Also, it’s not so much that Peter is omnipotent. All kids basically are in the Neverland. Like, it states that the island looks different to every kid because it’s the land of their dreams and stuff. Also, the island legit freezes when Peter leaves and thaws when he comes back. He’s been there so long he’s not human anymore - but fey. (keep in mind being fey isn’t good, just chaotic neutral). Peter even secretes pixie dust now. The island is so fine tuned with him because he’s one of the only people that stay, that it caters to him. Most likely any child that stayed as long as he did would become omnipotent to an extent.

As for Tinker Bell, the above stated is true. Fairies are so tiny they can only have one emotion at a time - “Tink wasn’t all bad” - and they also have really short lifespans so, like, Tinker Bell isn’t even that important to Peter Pan. He forgets all about her and Hook by the time Wendy is grown up.And the orgies thing is because in the legends fey are known for their revelries. 

And it wasn’t so much that Peter was a dick, he just doesn’t know when to stop. He’s a child. He doesn’t know right from wrong. He doesn’t know when to stop playing -cutting Hooks hand off was a game to him. He also has the memory of a child, so odds are he just forgot to teach kids how to stop flying or how to imagine food, etc. He is just carefree, like all children. Everything is a game to him, because he never learned anything else.

But like, no, Peter Pan is not a cautionary tale. Barrie loved his character and the story and brought up a lot of good things in it. He wrote Peter as an exaggeration of a cocky overconfident boy, but, like, Peter wasn’t afraid of death. It says “he felt scared, yet he felt only one shudder run through him when any other person would have felt scared up until death. With his blithe attitude towards death, he says, “To die will be an awfully big adventure”.” and with that Barrie is showing us both a naivety and bravery we possess as children but lose as adults and is basically telling us that we shouldn’t let that go. Like, the point is growing up is inevitable but you don’t have to lose everything.

And so yeah….I’m really passionate about Peter Pan.

Now You Know

All of this. I love Peter Pan, every adaptation, it’s my THING. I personally have no trouble saying that book Peter is a DICK. I found some of the things in the book really traumatizing, and it kind of fucked me up, but you’re absolutely right. It is so much more than that, so much more. 


To the the thing about him KILLING the Lost Boys though, it is stated in the novel that he would like … lower the number of Lost Boys, thin them out when they got too old, but we actually don’t know how he did that. He could have killed them, or he could have exiled them - I know I’ve always preferred to think of it that way.

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This fog only rolls over the Grand Canyon once a decade and last Friday it was filled to the brim.

I love the internet. When I was a kid this was the kind of thing I might see in a National Geographic and it would be presented as timeless and out of time and an official Thing That Happens Sometimes.

Now it’s ‘last friday’. I hear about it maybe not in real time as in, as it happens. But in real time as in, it exists in the same ordinary world as I do, it is real and glorious.

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