A few things I wanna talk about:
Steve buying Bucky the softest things he can find because Bucky’s been living with harsh and cold for so long
Bucky in soft, oversized sweaters with a messy bun
Bucky lunging in cozy sweatpants and feeling safe enough to doze on Steve’s couch
Bucky borrowing Steve’s sweaters and making breakfast in the morning
I apologize in advance, but I have a lot of feelings about this damn movie and I have to talk about it. So. Let’s talk. Let’s talk about how Steve Rogers acts selfishly in this film and how much I absolutely love it. I have a lot of feelings about Steve and Bucky, but I think what gets me is the fact that Bucky shows a different side of Steve Rogers aka Captain America —- aselfish side.
Put aside the fact that Steve is someone who never gives up (even if he’s too short, too skinny, too sickly to enlist), but after he sees a Bucky who has survived the war despite all odds but forgotten who he is, he gives up. Maria Hill busted in to save their asses, but Steve looked damned close to giving up and accepting his fate. Put aside the fact that Steve drops his goddamned shield in the Potomac River when facing down Bucky. That shield is representative of Captain America; it’s an extension of him, the man who does not want to kill, the man who fights with a freaking shield rather than with a more offensive weapon. And he drops it because he can’t fight Bucky.
Put aside all that, and let’s talk about how he absolutely pulls his punches when he fights Bucky. Even before he manages to link the telecarriers, Steve hesitates to seriously injure Bucky. He risks the mission, risks millions of lives, risks rendering meaningless the countless lives that have already been lost. That is a selfish act. That is not Captain America, who would sacrifice everything dear for him for America and the greater good. That is Steve Rogers, who loves Bucky and has never stopped, who can’t turn against his oldest friend no matter what lies in the balance.
People say that Captain America is too good, and I disagree. I think there is something incredibly inspiring about someone who chooses to do the right thing, the harder thing, who perseveres despite all the challenges and presses on, but I also love the selfishness in his hesitancy because it makes him real. Despite the super-soldier serum and the decades spent frozen in the Arctic, Steve Rogers is not a flawlessly moulded weapon; he is still wonderfully flawed, wonderfully human. In the crucial moment, Steve acts selfishly to save the life of someone he loves, risking the millions of others that lie in the balance, risking the destruction of everything he has ever believed in and fought for.
And it was beautifully, tragically, human.
the harmful trans agenda. with such ideals as ‘using the bathroom’ and ‘being respected as a human’
I want you to look at something.
#chris carter filmed this scene deliberately to make this relationship seem ~more platonic~ #and spent the next seven years vehemently denying that these people had any desire whatsoever to put their mouths on each otther’s mouths #explaining this scene to people is even better than the old ‘horrify the twilight n00b’ game i swear to god #’you know what will definitely not make the entire universe ship these two so hard they INVENTED THE WORD ‘SHIPPING’ TO DO SO?’ #idk but emotionally fraught undressing in a motel room followed by intense heart-to-hearts by candlelight and the sound of rain oughta do it #NOW THAT WE’VE CONCLUSIVELY PROVEN THERE’S NO CHEMISTRY HERE WHATSOEVER WILL YOU ALL JUST GO HOME #………..WHY ARE YOU STILL ON MY LAWN (via)
"Hey, how do you spell Massachusetts?"
"How should I know? Just grab a handful of Scrabble tiles and let fate decide."
this is like a beautiful unicorn of mispellings
"Chris and I have been in a lot of dark places together, and the thing I love about Chris, we met over some ‘apple juice’ and it was like one of those experiences where there’s a dude you meet and you’re like ‘Man, you’re a cool dude.’ Then a whole bottle of ‘apple juice’ later you’re like ‘Man, we’re friends.’ Just a dark, dark place."- Anthony Mackie.
When he was 2 years old, he fell out of a second story window and fractured his skull
When he was 6 years old, he mistakenly drank boric acid.
When he was 9 years old, he fell over a small cliff and broke his leg.
When he was 11 years old, he contracted measles and was in a coma for nine days.
When he was 14 years old, he broke his arm when he caught it in a carriage door.
When he was 19 years old, he was struck on the head by a falling brick.
When he was 23 years old, he almost died from the effects of tainted wine.
When he was 29 years old, Adolph Sax invented the saxophone.
clearly someone didn’t want that saxophone invented