why do moms get so pissed about how many empty water bottles you have in your room
I feel like this entire sequence isn’t appreciated enough in the first film. Yes, the “hero wades into danger and rescues hundreds, proving his mettle” is a time-honored and tested trope, and thus it’s understandable that to the average movie-goer it would be brushed off as cliche — admittedly, the first time I saw the movie I dismissed it in much the same way. But Steve isn’t going after the Hydra base to save the 107th. He’s going after the Hydra base to save Bucky Barnes. The fact that he walks out with the rest of the captured men is incidental, the result of Steve’s unwavering commitment to do good, to do the best he can. When he breaks the rest of the men out, his first question isn’t whether they’re alright, or how they can get out — it’s where’s Sargent Barnes? The moment that goes on to define Captain America, even in the present-day Smithsonian exhibit, isn’t just a show of selfless bravery — it’s a show of love, of complete, total, and utter devotion.
Steve’s “death,” days — at most weeks — after Bucky’s in the Alps, is an echo of this same situation. Before this moment, Steve didn’t want to kill anyone: he didn’t like bullies, and he wanted them stopped. The first time Steve Rogers considers killing to be its own reward is after Bucky’s death, and he takes down Hydra, destroys Schmidt’s plans, ultimately puts that bird in the water, in a grief-stricken rage over the loss of his best friend.
I think possibly the most telling moment in Cap 2 is when Steve tells Fury they’re not just destroying Hydra, but they’re taking down all of SHIELD — that nothing will be salvaged, that complete annihilation is the game plan. The very first thing that Fury says to him, when confronted with a Captain America who wants to destroy America’s security apparatus? I didn’t know about Barnes. He doesn’t even have to think about it — he knows immediately what this is about. The last time Steve lost Bucky Barnes, he took down Hydra, dying himself in the process. Confronted with Bucky’s loss a second time over, Steve stands to take out SHIELD in his memory — and just like the first time, there’s nothing on hell or earth that’s going to stop him.
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College is expensive and so I designed this shirt in hopes that people would like it and I could raise some college fund money! The first printing will end on my high school graduation day, May 14, and you will recieve your shirt by the end of May and just in time for the premiere of the Fault in Our Stars on June 6!
-Steve Rogers was raised by an Irish-catholic single mom in New York in the Depression era -Steve Rogers grew up with a ton of disabilities -Steve Rogers had an apartment in an incredibly gay section of New York -Steve Rogers was a fine arts student -Steve Rogers completely missed the Red Scare, McCarthyism, the Cold War, Vietnam, Korea, etc. -Steve Rogers was written by two Jewish guys -Steve Rogers had a gay best friend and did not consider his love to be any less valid or less real -Steve Rogers worked with Japanese-American and black soldiers in, again, the Second World War -Steve Rogers was just in a movie about how utterly fucked up the military-industrial complex is Basically if your Steve Rogers is a conservative commie-hating uberChristian who would be at home in a racist southern church, you’re doing something wrong.
this is why Mark Millar is trash and his interpretation of Steve should never be considered canon ever :)
I just need to reblog this one more time and drown in it.
I’m reblogging this on this blog because I feel this on a spiritual level.
"Apparently, Desiree was a harem girl who had been promised her heart’s desire: her own kingdom, only to be banished by the Sultan’s jealous wife. She died of a broken heart and old age. After that, her spirit roamed, granting people’s desires…but at a great personal cost.”