raise your hand if you’re tired and sad and wanna make out with a girl
i like how anthony mackie just played himself?? like he clearly went into the movie like “if i, anthony mackie, were the falcon, what would that be like? baller as hell, is the answer,” and just went with that
For a long time all I wanted for Christmas were books about outdoor survival. I was convinced that the woods were calling me. I camped a lot, I took classes. At 18, I told myself if I don’t live in the woods by myself by the time I’m 25, I have failed.
[…] I swear to God, if you saw me when I am by myself in the woods, I’m a lunatic. I sing, I dance. I do crazy shit.
let’s talk about the winter soldier.
let’s talk about posthumanism and body horror and the kind of thorough desensitisation that’s almost orwellian in its completeness. let’s talk about how the winter soldier has no concept of self or identity, how he clearly doesn’t think of himself as a person. let’s talk about him being desensitised not only to the violence he perpetuates, but also to the violence done to him.
Quick sketch of a gentle punk Steve for Katy because she’s wonderful
Now with punk Bucky!
"being nice is so punk rock"
one of my favourite things about the winter soldier though
in the original arc, it takes a deus ex machina to make a dent in the winter soldier’s programming. steve has to bend reality to get past the mix of amnesia, brain damage and brainwashing that prevents bucky from remembering. he thinks appealing to sentiment and emotions will be enough and he tells the winter soldier to shoot him, and the winter soldier shoots him in the face without a second thought. steve literally has to rewrite the fabric of reality itself with a magical macguffin to save bucky.
and then you have the movie. after two minutes of violent knifeporn and steve calling him ‘bucky,’ the winter soldier starts to crack. and then again, during their final showdown, he starts to crack through nothing more that the sheer force of steve’s kicked puppy eyes and bloody-minded miserable desperation and the power of friendship.
that’s it: this is steve roger’s superpower. heart.
when bucky wakes up he says where am i? what day is it? is steve here? am i ill? before they get to programming him and it falls away into animal screams. it is this same routine repeated each waking. where am i. what day is it. is steve here. am i ill. each reprogramming. his questions are never answered.
”..Who the hell is Natasha?”
I became so engrossed in the idea of Natasha being the Winter Soldier I COULDN’T HELP IT
Blue Oyster Cult - Veteran of the Psychic Wars