Bucky vaguely remembers hearing Steve yelling. Everything else is sort of fuzzy and dark and more than a little painful, but he remembers Steve yelling in… what, Russian? Steve doesn’t know Russian.
Bucky doesn’t wake up in a hospital bed with Marvin Gaye playing and Sam reading a magazine nearby. He wakes in a rundown motel bed with the Winter Soldier sitting across the room, watching him.
"Hey, buddy," Bucky croaks. "How’re you feelin’?" Steve frowns, but says nothing. Bucky starts to push himself up with a groan, then freezes. Every muscle screams in protest at the tension, but Steve has a gun trained on him. Bucky lowers himself back down slowly. "Okay," he says softly. "Okay." Steve lowers the gun, his eyes and grip steady and cold.
"Where are we?" Bucky asks. Steve looks at him for a very long time, so long that Bucky starts to consider a different question.
"Montauk." Steve says abruptly. Bucky raises an eyebrow.
"That’s a decent drive from Washington," he says. Steve doesn’t respond to that. "How long have I been out?"
"Ten days," Steve says, quicker this time. Bucky curses quietly and closes his eyes. "I shot you." Bucky’s eyes fly open and he looks up. The ice of Steve’s eyes has melted, and he looks… small. Scared. "You almost died. I… I shot you,” he says again, even quieter.
"Wasn’t your fault," Bucky says gently. Steve looks away and doesn’t respond. He doesn’t look like he agrees. "Can I get up?" Steve looks at him for a moment, then nods. Bucky sits up, rolls his shoulders, stretches carefully. Yeah, he’s definitely been out for awhile. He’s probably only alive because the half-baked serum. "Okay, Stevie," he says with a smile. "What’s the plan?"
Sergeant Phelps worked for General Eisenhower. Four decades after Eisenhower had defeated the Axis powers, Phelps recalled an extraordinary event. One day, the general told her, “I’m giving you an order to ferret those lesbians out. We’re going to get rid of them.”
“I looked at him and then I looked at his secretary who was standing next to me, and I said, ‘Well, sir, if the general pleases, sir, I’ll be happy to do this investigation for you. But you have to know that the first name on the list will be mine.’ “
“And he was kind of taken aback a bit. And then this women standing next to me said, ‘Sir, if the General pleases, you must be aware that Sergeant Phelp’s name may be second, but mine will be first.”
“Then I looked at him, and said, ‘Sir, you’re right. They’re lesbians in the WAC battalion. And if the general is prepared to replace all the file clerks, all the section commanders, all the drivers-every woman in the WAC detachment-and there were about nine hundred and eighty something of us-then I’ll be happy to make that list. But I think the general should be aware that among those women are the most highly decorated women in the war. There have been no cases of illegal pregnancy. There have been no cases of AWOL. There have been no cases of misconduct. And as a matter of fact, every six months since we’ve been here, the general has awarded us a commendation for meritorious conduct.”
“And he said, ‘Forget the order.’”
|—||The Gay Metropolis, page 47, Charles Kaiser (via bibliothekara)|
Tribute to my favorite Miyazaki movie of all time. Princess Mononoke portrays the beauty and challenges of coexisting with mother nature so perfectly. It teaches a lesson that we can all learn from. If you haven’t seen this classic already, I highly recommend it :)
#[sharp inhale] #these are the times that try canon; seriously this is the point in time where i’m going to ignore agents of shield for THIS PRECISE REASON #the immediate decision to rebuild shield cheapens this turn so fucking much i dont CARE about what cap 2 does for your mediocre tv show #you cannot mistake this film for anything except what it is - a movie made in the 21st century when we’re moving#out of the immediate recent past; it couldn’t have been made at any other time other than now and to TEAR! AWAY! THAT MASK! #and show you that anyone and anything is capable of being /this/; that this rot can grow anywhere and that #we’re not as different as we like to think - is such a smart decision #it topples the status quo it is very decidedly moving forward and goddammit this show had to go and ruin it #man fuck it fuck it so hard fuck it to hell (ilvalentinos)
#mal flawless as per usual #shield was toxic because it was hydra but shield was ALSO toxic because it was shield #BECAUSE SHIELD AS AN ORGANIZATION WAS ROTTEN FROM DAY ONE #you cannot ‘rebuild shield from the ground up’ because shield and hydra WERE ALWAYS TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN #those helicarriers were not horrific BECAUSE hydra was in control of them #they were horrific because TO HAVE THAT KIND OF WEAPON IS INHERENTLY IMMORAL AND TYRANNICAL #because shield is not an organization of good men! it is an organization of perfect soldiers! #any organization like shield would have become rotten and corrupt and ultimately evil #whether! or! not! it! had! nazis! #the nazis were not the REASON that shield was evil #they were a DEMONSTRATION of JUST HOW EVIL SHIELD WAS CAPABLE OF BEING #this movie’s politics were the smartest politics #please marvel don’t take this away from me (via swanjolras)
#yeah. YEAH. #THE POINT IS THAT SURVEILLING AND SIGNIFYING ANY HUMAN LIFE AS IMMEDIATELY WORTHY OF DESTRUCTION WITHOUT THEM DOING ANYTHING WRONG #IS NOT! A GOOD FOUNDATION! FOR A GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION! #WE CANNOT PREDETERMINE HUMAN LIFE AS DISPOSABLE; WORTHY OF DESTRUCTION; PART OF A MASS OF OTHER THAT WILL DESTROY US #WE CANNOT CHARACTERIZE SOME HUMANS AS GRIEVABLE AND MOURNABLE AND OTHERS AS /NOT/ #THE WHOLE POINT OF CAP 2 IS YOU CAN’T HAVE THE DRONES. BY HAVING THE DRONES; YOU HAVE EMBODIED THE IDEA THAT SOME HUMANS ARE MORE GRIEVABLE; #RECOGNIZABLE; WORTHY OF CARE #YOU CAN’T HAVE THE DRONES AND EXPECT THE ORGANIZATION TO STILL BE ‘GOOD’ #YOU CAN’T HAVE THE DRONES! (bropunzeling)
#shield was not unamerican because Secret Nazis #shield was unamerican because Authoritarianism #because so very Authoritarianism that they’d been nurturing a faction of secret nazis the whole time and nobody could tell the difference #the principles behind what shield was doing do not suddenly become Evil or Not Evil depending on whose name is on the letterhead #the point is that some things are evil even in service of *your* cause #and yes they are alluring even to smart people like fury #and that is how groups like hydra and the RL fascists they’re standing in for come about in the first place #this entire movie was like a followup to that erskine quote: so many people forget that #the first country the nazis invaded was their own #captain america only works as a character because if #by some accident of birth and nationality #he’d been captain germany instead #he still would’ve gone down fighting nazis
ahahaha this post is now a perfect storm of tag meta so I won’t add more tags, but a big YES to all of this. That moment in Avengers when Steve makes a jab at Loki about the last time he saw a man standing above the crowd in Germany? That’s a pretty good jab. But the actual hero in that scene is the old man who refuses to kneel - and you know Steve would say the same.
(fuck Ididn’t even think about that)
(also daaaaamn, that Captain Germany bit, A+)
let’s start a “queer kids identifying with monsters and villains because we
grew up watching queercoded bad guys in every show and movie” clubwant to tear down heteropatriarchal capitalist white supremacist order and do it FABULOUSLY club
Fixed it ^_^
that’s really really rude
"fixed it" my ass, bid*ke completely changed queerspike’s message
(queerspike’s post was a really poignant message about demonization of lgbtq people in media, and queercoding and representation)
but ur gonna call that “fixing” somebody else’s post
I can’t get over this level of rudeness and arrogance. Make your own damn text post, don’t put words in someone else’s and call it improvement