Wednesday, April 23, 2014

rly enjoying the amount of steve rogers-related emotional agony currently being generated by American Captain & the interview I just published with its author.

"this is slowly destroying me from the inside out" = the response i just received from febricant. good, good. then American Captain has done its job well.




bucky must have talked to that girl for hours; listing all the good things he thinks about steve rogers

man, look how carefree bucky looks. he has all of the cockiness of a super skilled soldier with none of the actual skills. and in the next movie he’s the exact opposite. :D

you’re a human trash dagger, aimed directly at my heart.

thiscozyskull asked: Hi there, I wasn't sure if it was you, but did you write about the "Star Spangled Man" cover by MegBoudon on Soundcloud in one of your reviews? I was looking for that review if you did, and I couldn't find it. If that wasn't you, sorry about the mix-up. Love your work. Thanks so much.

I didn’t mention it in any of my CATWS reviews as far as I recall, but I did talk about it in this article I wrote about the political values of Captain America as a modern-day hero!

(Note to everyone else: if you haven’t heard that modernized cover of Star Spangled Man, you should totally listen to it! It’s awesome.)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Anonymous asked: Winter Soldier was always there. He has always had that blankness within him.


Sergeant James Barnes grabbed his lieutenant’s elbow right before the firing squad set their rifles to their shoulders.

"Wait a minute," he said.

His lieutenant raised an eyebrow.

"Make them take off their uniforms first," said Barnes. "We always need spares."

His lieutenant nodded grimly and gave the order.


Bucky always combed through the bodies when they had the chance. Steve didn’t have the stomach for it and would have preferred Bucky didn’t either. Gabe needed a pair of boots, though, and Dum Dum’s helmet had never fit in the first place, so.

Bucky unlaced the knot a dead man had tied probably only a couple of hours before. He pried dead fingers off ammo.

He was sure someone would have done the same to him if their roles had been reversed.


Walking behind Steve through the forest, marching when he was next to him. Bucky knew there was a difference. Steve marched with his back ramrod straight, daring the world to try to let him down.

But Bucky had never expected much from the world and he could never be shocked at how raw the deal he had been dealt was.

He walked because Steve was up ahead.

But he’d have happily crawled or blended into shadows or frozen in one place so long that maybe he’d just become part of the trees and the snow.


To be honest, it was the Winter Soldier that looked out through a ten year old’s eyes when a smaller boy needed someone to be tougher, someone to break the world apart to make it take the shape only the smaller boy could see.

That was the first day: a child who saved another child because one of them thought maybe if the man just knew what was wrong about what he was doing he’d change….

….and the other child picked up a brick. 

Giving him a metal arm and a black hole of a life didn’t make him. Grabbing the brick did.




We made a mess (x )


the stunts guys are killing me, DON’T DO THIS TO MY HEART GUYS OMG




We made a mess (x )


the stunts guys are killing me, DON’T DO THIS TO MY HEART GUYS OMG

A note for any American Captain readers out there.

I know a bunch of Captain America fans started following me recently (hi guys!!), so just FYI, I interviewed the author of the webcomic American Captain the other day, for an article that will be published tomorrow. American Captain is really awesome, so if you haven’t read it before, you should check it out. It has a lot to say about Steve Rogers and the way he deals with living in the 21st century. If you have read it already, well, hopefully you’ll find that interview interesting. ;)

Monday, April 21, 2014


okay though if there’s anything that struck me on rewatching the first Cap movie it’s how much Steve and Bucky are such assholes to each other and it’s amazing

and like can you just imagine recovered!Bucky and Steve going on missions together and Steve being like

"wow Buck that thing you did there was actually kind of smart, all the stupid must’ve grown out in your hair"

and Bucky being all

"you might not know this, Steve, but there’s this thing we say these days that might be really useful for you to know and it goes like this: go fuck yourself"

and all the other avengers looking at each other like we read about you in history books, you are national heroes, what even