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starsandatoms:

okay though if there’s anything that struck me on rewatching the first Cap movie it’s how much Steve and Bucky are such assholes to each other and it’s amazing

and like can you just imagine recovered!Bucky and Steve going on missions together and Steve being like

"wow Buck that thing you did there was actually kind of smart, all the stupid must’ve grown out in your hair"

and Bucky being all

"you might not know this, Steve, but there’s this thing we say these days that might be really useful for you to know and it goes like this: go fuck yourself"

and all the other avengers looking at each other like we read about you in history books, you are national heroes, what even

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Anonymous asked: I read your Winter Soldier analysis, and I have a question : you say that "There’s a reason his code name is drawn from an investigation into one of the ugliest chapters of American history." Please help a non-American understand what you meant? I mean I obviously see the Cold War reference in the movie, but from what you've written it seems like something more subtle *within* the Cold War... shit, I mean just "Cold War" seems too evident and I can't find the deeper meaning?

liveship:

wizzard890:

Oh gosh, don’t feel bad, there are plenty of Americans who have never even heard of this.

The Winter Soldier Investigation was a 1971 veteran-organized media event intended to draw attention to the war crimes that had taken place in Vietnam. Directly inspired by the exposure of the My Lai Massacre (the mass murder of over five hundred unarmed civilians by American troops) in 1969, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) brought together discharged servicemen from every branch of the military to discuss the atrocities they had seen and committed during their time in the war. They hoped bring these tragedies before the public eye, and to prove that American military policies led directly to the death and torment of civilians. Eventually a transcript from this conference made its way before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the Fullbright Hearings.  

When Ed Brubaker, the author who wrote the original Winter Soldier arc, chose the name, he wanted something that would call up both cold Siberian winters and the atrocities of war. This fit the bill.

But the term itself, the idea of “winter soldiers”, was coined by VVAW as a response to the writings of Thomas Paine, who described the men who deserted at Valley Forge during the American Revolution:

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country, but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

A winter soldier is someone who will warm their hands over a meager fire and weather the cold. Someone who refuses to abandon their country and its potential, no matter what the personal cost.

So how’s that for a weird little twist? According to Thomas Paine—activist, political philosopher, and revolutionary—the real winter soldier is Captain America.

#plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth

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formosusiniquis:

Captain America was so unrealistic. You honestly expect me to believe they put the flash drive in the right direction on the first try every time.

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send unpopular opinions!

ronahld:

strongly agree | agree | neutral | disagree | strongly disagree

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gameraboy:

PFC J. Vasquez, Private M. Drake and the M56 Smart Gun

gameraboy:

PFC J. Vasquez, Private M. Drake and the M56 Smart Gun

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"Most of the intelligence community doesn’t believe he exists. The ones that do call him the 。*:★Kawaii Soldier★:*。. He’s an adorable ghost, you’ll never find him.”

"Most of the intelligence community doesn’t believe he exists. The ones that do call him the *:★Kawaii Soldier★:*. He’s an adorable ghost, you’ll never find him.”

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fandom love poetry

quigonejinn:

1. 

my soul is a dog

in a hot car

on a summer day with the window

barely cracked

please for the love of god come back to gchat

2. 

you’re in a car with a beautifu —

fuck this richard siken shit

i just want to talk about mpreg clone watersports with you

3. 

YOUR GCHAT ICON SAYS YOU ARE THERE

IT’S MOTHERFUCKING GREEN 

GREEN AS THE ISLES OF IREFUCKINGLAND

BUT YOU HAVEN’T YOU RESPONDED TO MY MESSAGES

I HATE THIS

WHY DO WE LIVE SO FAR APART

WHY IS EVERYTHING IN LIFE TE — oh there you are, you’re typing at me, you were getting food, how was my day, did I see the thing yet?  

4.

i am sorry

but why the fuck 

aren’t you on

i know, i know,

it’s like 6:30 in the morning where you are

or you’re watching your brother get married

or you’re traveling to israel 

or dealing with serious real life shit that legit breaks my heart

but goddammit, i saw/read/listened to that thing last night

and if we don’t talk about it i am going to explode like a roman candle

fabulous yellow spider across the stars

tho we totally talked about how much we both hate fucking jack kerouac

did you see that tumblr post about how allen ginsberg was a grade a disgusting creep? on the other hand, i am totally changing my opinion on daniel radcliffe’s hotness 

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lordofthewolves:

The Book of Mazarbul from the Halls of Khazad-dûm

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The X-Class Zeppelins (this is LZ113) were constructed at the end of the First World War. They were constructed with a long-range target in mind: they were going to bomb New York. 
The war ended before any Zeppelin was sent on that mission, and the allies were getting much better at shooting Zeppelins down (LZ112 was downed by a single biplane, flown by the marvelously named Egbert Cadbury), so it’s debatable whether any raid would have reached its target anyway. 
But it’s incredible to think that we’re only a very few short steps from an alternate history where German Zeppelins bombed New York in the winter of 1918. 

The X-Class Zeppelins (this is LZ113) were constructed at the end of the First World War. They were constructed with a long-range target in mind: they were going to bomb New York. 

The war ended before any Zeppelin was sent on that mission, and the allies were getting much better at shooting Zeppelins down (LZ112 was downed by a single biplane, flown by the marvelously named Egbert Cadbury), so it’s debatable whether any raid would have reached its target anyway. 

But it’s incredible to think that we’re only a very few short steps from an alternate history where German Zeppelins bombed New York in the winter of 1918.