"I think Natalie Portman said something brilliant about modern-day female action heroes, about how even though they’re strong you need to also see the messiness of everyday life, that complexity. Even with Peggy Carter … Can we see her have a really shit day, put her pyjamas on and eat loads of ice cream and weep into chick flick? Can we have her be neurotic, hysterical, funny, depressed and all those things that we all relate to that aren’t regularly depicted because they’re not seen as sexy or comfortable for men to watch and masturbate over?"
Marvel Cinematic Universe more like More Caucasians Universe
The reason Canadians are so nice is easily explained. Once a year, on the sixth full moon all Canadians gather beneath the stars and perform a ritual that sucks all their meanness and cruelty and places it in Canadian Geese.
There is no actual Captain America exhibit at the Smithsonian, and I think that may just be one of life’s great tragedies.
gonna take this to its logical conclusion and start trolling in Proto-Indo-European.
lilacblossoms replied to your post: “Idk if this would work for you, but I REALLY REALLY like online dollmakers, and I inevitably end up making little stories in my head about them. I’d say go on Rinmaru games, pick a few games - their steampunk one is pretty fun, and they also have a sci-fi one. make dolls with different skin tones, different features, different hair types, and see where that gets you.”:on that end I’m afraid I can’t help. I’m cis and mostly abled - I can tell you how much having an anaphylactic allergy sucks.
I used to (I outgrew it, which is very rare and which I am SO VERY GRATEFUL FOR) be allergic to pretty much All Nuts. Peanuts. Tree nuts. Everything. (I even tested positive for sunflower seed allergy which is SO BEWILDERING because they never gave me a reaction and so I didn’t find out till I was ten).
Anaphylaxis is basically your immune system randomly deciding some random thing is toxic and flipping it’s shit - but going COMPLETELY HORRIBLY OVERBOARD
Specific cells in your immune system (I *think* called Mast cells…. I did a project on this a bazillion years ago, idk how well I remember) releases a ton of histamine (among other shit). The problem with histamine, is that it’s a vasodilator - it makes all the vessels in your body expand. Which is great for allowing blood/plasma/stuff flow through your body faster, but also makes your blood/lymphatic vessels MORE PERMEABLE.
Which basically means you get fluid leaking where no fluid is supposed to be! This is why swelling happens.
It - at least for me - starts out innocuously enough - hives and swelling and itchiness
but the problem with Anaphylactic allergies is they get worse the more you’re exposed to your allergen.
So it starts out with hives, but ends with your throat too swollen to breathe.
I only ever had two reacions in my life, and I was too young to remember either of them - I was two the last time my mom asked someone if the fries were cooked in peanut oil and was told No, it’s not peanut oil. And then the fry touched my lips and my whole face swelled up and my mom had to give me benadryl.
After that I got prescribed an epipen, and I’m so happy I never had to use it.
Fun fact: The first Cap movie is my least favorite MCU flick. I like it more than I did, now that I’ve octopussed myself around the characters, but it’s still my least favorite MCU movie.
Also, I hadn’t read the comics either. And until Cap 2 happened I was a very, very casual Marvel fan. I saw the movies. I enjoyed the movies. That was about it.
The first time I saw it, I honestly did not care about Bucky. At all. I barely paid attention to him. From the moment he swaggered on screen it was like, yep, that’s a dead man walking. And so when he fell I just…didn’t care? I hadn’t let myself attach because he was doomed from the start.
And then I heard some spoilers that the Winter Soldier of Captain America: The Winter Soldier was Bucky. And my first reaction was to take a moment to try and remember who Bucky was. Then it was like, ah, right, dude who fell off the train. This sounds like a painful movie, I thought, I’ll be sure to see that one.
How naive I was. How little I knew. I wish I could go back in time and warn myself not to watch Cap 2.
So now I don’t like watching the first Cap because it’s such a tragedy.
I’m frankly almost alarmed by how much this is me @_@
THIS IS ME
(the only difference is I think I started caring about Steve some time after Avengers and so lost my tiny fannish mind in the lead-up to cap 2)
BUT YES. ALL OF THIS IS ME
(Thor 2 is probly my least favourite Marvel movie. But the first (2??? because okay I did not care) times I watched Cap 1 I was basically “yaaaawn Big Strong Blue-eyed Blond Dude and his manpain boooooring”
I didn’t even care about skinny!Steve because I knew that in, like, 2 minutes he was going to become Huge and Manly and “Perfect” (do you believe I did not actually find Chris Evans at all attractive until I saw him in interviews post-avengers? I was just “ugh, “all-american” blond boy meh.” LITTLE DID I KNOW)
and now I just. STEEB. SWEET ANGEL. Bring down all the government agencies you thrill-seeking gymnastics-flipping rebel you.
Life is funny. What is going on I’ve lost all control.)
Okay, but listen. In Winter Soldier you have Natasha trying to set Steve up, you have Sam asking what makes him happy, you have Steve telling Peggy he just wants to know who he’s fighting, and Sitwell telling us they used the past to determine someone’s future.
These are questions and ideas the narrative sets up to be answered and they’re answered by bucky’s re-appearance in steve’s life.
This is the best logic for shipping Steve/Bucky that I have ever encountered.