1. 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

  2. mooremooo:

drneverland:

master-of-duct-tape:

elly-hiddlesherloki:

zarhooie:

constant-instigator:

Also, just throwing this out there to make people sad, but…
When he’s thawed out he’s laying down. He was frozen laying down. And the plane hit the water when he was in the pilot seat- we saw that.
Which means he wasn’t knocked out by the initial impact. And it doesn’t look like he drowned, either. He had time to see his expected death coming, after the impact, and lay himself down. My guess is some internal injuries from the crash, followed by freezing to death inside the plane.
So just go ahead an add a little scene in your head of Steve surviving the crash, but knowing that wet and isolated on a field of ice, in a plane that’s still sinking, nobody would get to him in time. But he knows he’s done his job. So he lays down, and closes his eyes, and maybe wonders if anyone will ever find his body, and bring it back to be buried by his mom and dad, since Bucky never was buried. But either way they’ll have a service for him, and that will be nice, and the priest will say the words and he’ll be at rest. And he feels bad, leaving his men, and he regrets everything he never told Peggy, and that he won’t be there for her now, but at least he did his part, right? He got the job done, and that’s what counts. If he dies alone, bleeding out and freezing, that’s all that Bucky got, to. So that’s all right.

I’m not crying. My eyes are just leaking.



I’m definitely crying

Not to make this post any sadder, but Steve’s parents were deceased before the movie began. So, if he’d had a funeral, the most likely attendees would have been Peggy, the remaining Howling Commandos and possibly Howard Stark.

And Tommy Lee Jones

    mooremooo:

    drneverland:

    master-of-duct-tape:

    elly-hiddlesherloki:

    zarhooie:

    constant-instigator:

    Also, just throwing this out there to make people sad, but…

    When he’s thawed out he’s laying down. He was frozen laying down. And the plane hit the water when he was in the pilot seat- we saw that.

    Which means he wasn’t knocked out by the initial impact. And it doesn’t look like he drowned, either. He had time to see his expected death coming, after the impact, and lay himself down. My guess is some internal injuries from the crash, followed by freezing to death inside the plane.

    So just go ahead an add a little scene in your head of Steve surviving the crash, but knowing that wet and isolated on a field of ice, in a plane that’s still sinking, nobody would get to him in time. But he knows he’s done his job. So he lays down, and closes his eyes, and maybe wonders if anyone will ever find his body, and bring it back to be buried by his mom and dad, since Bucky never was buried. But either way they’ll have a service for him, and that will be nice, and the priest will say the words and he’ll be at rest. And he feels bad, leaving his men, and he regrets everything he never told Peggy, and that he won’t be there for her now, but at least he did his part, right? He got the job done, and that’s what counts. If he dies alone, bleeding out and freezing, that’s all that Bucky got, to. So that’s all right.

    I’m not crying. My eyes are just leaking.

    image

    I’m definitely crying

    Not to make this post any sadder, but Steve’s parents were deceased before the movie began. So, if he’d had a funeral, the most likely attendees would have been Peggy, the remaining Howling Commandos and possibly Howard Stark.

    And Tommy Lee Jones

  3. zealouscorgi:

    *trips*

    i blame commandersass

  4. PUT IT ON THE LIST: A MIX FOR STEVE ROGERS  (1990-99)
    by sam wilson (and sometimes natasha)

    LISTEN |download: part one part two (contains 10 additional tracks)
    eras: 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000-2010 | 2010 - current

    ♫ free your mind | en vogue
    ♫ everybody | backstreet boys
    ♫ groove is in the heart | dee-lite
    ♫ what is love | haddaway
    ♫ freedom ‘90 | george michael
    ♫ killing me softly | the fugees
    ♫ buddy holly | weezer
    ♫ song 2 | blur
    ♫ hard knock life | jay z
    ♫ no rain | blind melon
    ♫ i’m too sexy | right said fred
    ♫ that’s the way love goes | janet jackson
    ♫ nothing compares 2 u | sinead o’connor
    ♫ streets of philadelphia | bruce springsteen
    ♫ one week | barenaked ladies
    ♫ poison | bell biv devoe
    ♫ u can’t touch this | mc hammer
    ♫ mo money mo problems | biggie smalls ft. mase and puff daddy
    ♫ under the bridge | red hot chili peppers
    ♫ wannabe | spice girls
    ♫ say my name | destiny’s child
    ♫ right here right now | jesus jones
    ♫ what i got | sublime
    ♫ the rain (supa dupa fly) | missy elliott
    ♫ sabotage | beastie boys
    ♫ vision of love | mariah carey
    ♫ whomp there it is | tag team
    ♫ smells like teen spririt | nirvana
    ♫ no diggity | blackstreet ft. dr. dre
    ♫ spiderwebs | no doubt
    ♫ tennessee | arrested development
    ♫ the sign | ace of base
    ♫ doo wop (that thing) | lauryn hill
    ♫ vogue | madonna
    ♫ all i wanna do | sheryl crow
    ♫ bittersweet symphony | the verve
    ♫ shine | collective soul
    ♫ what’s my age again | blink 182
    ♫ whatta man | salt-n-pepa ft. en vogue
    ♫ wonderwall | oasis
    ♫ you oughta know | alanis morissette
    ♫ zombie | cranberries
    ♫ …baby one more time | britney spears
    ♫ alive | pearl jam
    ♫ are you gonna go my way | lenny kravitz
    ♫ waterfalls | tlc
    ♫ ice ice baby | vanilla ice
    ♫ all star | smashmouth
    ♫ around the world | daft punk
    ♫ baby got back | sir mix-a-lot
    ♫ don’t speak | no doubt
    ♫ call tyrone | erykah badu
    ♫ can i kick it? | a tribe called quest
    ♫ 1979 | the smashing pumpkins
    ♫ creep | radiohead
    ♫ you get what you give | new radicals
    ♫ livin’ la vida loca | ricky martin
    ♫ dreaming of you | selena
    ♫ enjoy the silence | depeche mode
    ♫ enter sandman | metallica
    ♫ epic | faith no more
    ♫ everlong | foo fighters
    ♫ friday i’m in love | the cure
    ♫ losing my religion | rem
    ♫ california love | 2pac
    ♫ mama said knock you out | ll cool j
    ♫ ain’t nuthin’ but a g thang | dr. dre ft. snoop dogg
    ♫ if i ruled the world | nas ft. lauryn hill
    ♫ i’m blue (da ba dee) | eiffel 65
    ♫ i’m gonna be (500 miles) | the proclaimers
    ♫ keep ya head up | 2pac
    ♫ kiss from a rose | seal
    ♫ i need to know | marc anthony
    ♫ loser | beck
    ♫ killing in the name | rage against the machine
    ♫ man in the box | alice in chains
    ♫ unfinished sympathy | massive attack
    ♫ mr jones | counting crows
    ♫ pump up the jam | technotronic
    ♫ it’s tricky | run dmc
    ♫ gangster’s paradise | coolio
    ♫ gettin’ jiggy with it | will smith
    ♫ motown philly | boyz ii men
    ♫ emotions | mariah carey
    ♫ i will always love you | whitney houston
    ♫ it was a good day | ice cube
    ♫ lovefool | the cardigans
    ♫ mmm bop | hanson
    ♫ good riddance (time of your life) | green day
    ♫ hallelujah | jeff buckley

  5. juvjuvychan:

overlordofthelollipopguild:

mischiefmagicandmayhem:

febricant:

natreidess:

lbrossoit:

Well he missed a pretty god damn big one didn’t he

u fucked up, Tony
u fucked up big time

you had one job, Tony

what if he did find it though?
what if after the avengers, he just archived the data, fully intending to look at it all later, and then kind of forgot about it because he was too busy trying to tinker his trauma away?
what if after iron man 3 he got bored one day, went through his data banks, found all this damning evidence, and figured it out?
what if he found out during winter soldier and tried to contact someone, but steve and natasha were already underground, fury was faking the dead, hill was with fury, coulson and his team were being held hostage on the plane, clint was nowhere to be found, thor was in asgard, and bruce was on vacation in hawaii?
what if he couldn’t do anything about it because he’d gotten rid of all the suits?
what if he was building one from his old files and going to try to do something about it, but then jarvis brought up the news and all he could do was sit there and watch the helicarriers fall because as good as his tech was, it still couldn’t finish the armor fast enough for him to help?
what if he knew but he couldn’t do a thing to fix it?



#and this is why Tony will build Ultron?#dun dun duuuun

    juvjuvychan:

    overlordofthelollipopguild:

    mischiefmagicandmayhem:

    febricant:

    natreidess:

    lbrossoit:

    Well he missed a pretty god damn big one didn’t he

    u fucked up, Tony

    u fucked up big time

    you had one job, Tony

    what if he did find it though?

    what if after the avengers, he just archived the data, fully intending to look at it all later, and then kind of forgot about it because he was too busy trying to tinker his trauma away?

    what if after iron man 3 he got bored one day, went through his data banks, found all this damning evidence, and figured it out?

    what if he found out during winter soldier and tried to contact someone, but steve and natasha were already underground, fury was faking the dead, hill was with fury, coulson and his team were being held hostage on the plane, clint was nowhere to be found, thor was in asgard, and bruce was on vacation in hawaii?

    what if he couldn’t do anything about it because he’d gotten rid of all the suits?

    what if he was building one from his old files and going to try to do something about it, but then jarvis brought up the news and all he could do was sit there and watch the helicarriers fall because as good as his tech was, it still couldn’t finish the armor fast enough for him to help?

    what if he knew but he couldn’t do a thing to fix it?

    image

  6. palaceofposey:

Sam is still very invested in Steve’s musical education.
[This picture is brought to you by all the Sam x Steve fanmixes I’ve been listening to and the fact that I really needed a break from my thesis.]

    palaceofposey:

    Sam is still very invested in Steve’s musical education.

    [This picture is brought to you by all the Sam x Steve fanmixes I’ve been listening to and the fact that I really needed a break from my thesis.]

  7. PUT IT ON THE LIST: A MIX FOR STEVE ROGERS  (1950-1959)
    by sam wilson (and sometimes natasha)

    listen | download
    eras: 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000-2010 | 2010 - current

    tracklist
    ain’t that a shame | fats domino
    all blues | miles davis
    duke of earl | gene chandler
    fallin’ | connie francis
    folsom prison blues | johnny cash
    freight train | elizabeth cotton
    i hear you knockin’ | smiley lewis
    i only have eyes for you | the flamingos
    i put a spell on you | screamin’ jay hawkins
    in the still of the night | the five satins
    in the week small hours of the morning | frank sinatra
    johnny b. good | chuck berry
    la bamba | ritchie valens
    long tall sally | little richard
    my baby just cares for me | nina simone
    not fade away | buddy holly
    rock around the clock | bill haley
    rumble | link wray and his ray men
    shout | the isley brothers
    stay | maurice williams and the zodiacs
    take five | dave brubeck quartet
    that’s alright mama | elvis presley
    the lion sleeps tonight
    the wanderer | dion and the belmonts
    unforgettable | nat king cole
    what’d i say | ray charles
    you send me | sam cooke

    Holy fucking shit you guys, this playlist is so good. AND they’ve already done the 60s, 70s, and 80s already too. HELP I MAY DIE. 

  8. initiala:

    Natasha Romanoff: S.H.I.E.L.D Agent, Russian Spy, Assassian, Matchmaker

    Okay what I love most about this is Nat knows his neighbors.

    (okay I love everything about this, especially Natasha continuing this conversation like they totally just didn’t jump out of a plane and murder/incapacitate twelve people, but we’ll focus on one thing in particular)

    It’s really fueling my headcanon that Natasha just comes over and bothers Steve when she’s bored sometimes. She just comes in through the window sometimes, picks the lock when Steve isn’t home and rearranges his furniture (“The harmony of the room was off-balance” “That is a load of bullshit” “Have you gone undercover as a New Age specialist? No? Shut up. Harmony”), replaces his healthy food with microwave dinners. Things like that. Natasha is a world-class troll.

    But she has cased his neighbors. She’s watching his back, making sure he’s in a good neighborhood, that he’s got a safe space to come home to.

    STEVE PROTECTS HER ON THE FRONT LINES, SHE PROTECTS HIM ON THE HOME FRONT

  9. juvjuvychan:

    that’s another thing about Sam/Steve like they had Sam literally sitting by Steve’s bedside while he recovered and when he woke up the first person he sees is Sam and says with a little smile “on your left” which makes Sam give Steve the softest most loving smile in the whole damn movie while MARVIN FREAKING GAYE PLAYS IN THE BACKGROUND CAN YOU GET ANY MORE ROMANTIC

  10. kehinki:

    the best explanations are usually the simplest 

  11. Soooooo, every week at my job we feature a different vodka on Wednesdays (we have over 100 different vodkas in house). My boss got kind of excited this week after seeing the newest Marvel film…

    Soooooo, every week at my job we feature a different vodka on Wednesdays (we have over 100 different vodkas in house). My boss got kind of excited this week after seeing the newest Marvel film…

  12. hackedmotionsensors:

STEVE PILE!!!!

    hackedmotionsensors:

    STEVE PILE!!!!

  13. whereareourheroes:

    cumber-tardis:

    Jesus take the wheel

    image

    Whoa there Jesus

    #BUCKY NO

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