original photo by danielle levitt for variety
steve and bucky being in a meeting with all the avengers at the stark tower and steve is getting progressively more pissed off with them and their shenanigans while bucky just sits at the bar ignoring everything
"bucky come on, help me!"
"no way, don’t drag me into this"
"just give me a hand!"
i’m not saying bucky should spend most of cap 3 crying and kissing steve, but i am saying they’d be smart to play to sebastian stan’s strengths
Peggy is the one to get stuck in ice in and survive the century. Pepper doesn’t get rid of Extremis and becomes Rescue. Bruce Banner stays under the radar leaving Betty as the authority in gamma radiation. Jane retains some of the Aether’s powers. Thor is busy ruling Asgard, therefore Sif is the one tasked to stop Loki and retrieve the Tesseract. Director Fury rounds them all up along with Black Widow for his Avengers Initiative and, Barton being compromised, Maria Hill steps up as the marksman of the team.
tldr; the ladies save the world instead
"i can’t eat that, i’ll get fat"
"i can’t sleep in late today i have to do work"
"no i can’t watch a whole season in one go that’s lazy"
I think I’ve posted this before but whatever IT’S BACK
So I pointed out to my roommates that Bucky’s got the little wing insignia from Cap’s helmet on his coat sleeve. They were like ‘oh, we didn’t know that, we’ll have to watch for it.’
I said ‘yeah, it’s on his left arm so I’m not sure how easy it’ll be to see.’ And then I thought about that for a second. And then I yelled ‘Fuck!’.
that’s the wing from the ssr eagle logo, and all of the commandos have it on their shoulder! i first noticed it on bucky, obviously, because i look at him a lot, but all of the others have it too.
you can see gabe jones and dum-dum dugan’s wings pretty clearly in this shot:
morita’s got his on display:
and dernier and falsworth have theirs too. i know falsworth’s wing isn’t as visible as the others’, but you can see the edge of the stitching here:
i think having it on their left arm is a very clever little costuming nod, especially since bucky’s is the highest contrast. but the wing serves a greater visual purpose, and that’s to tie the commandos together as a unit through the use of a common insignia, since you’ll notice that none of them wear the same uniform or gear. it’s not steve’s symbol they’re wearing, but ssr’s—the mcu has taken a traditional part of the cap costume and given it a new spin within its mythology.
can you show off the cool face you make when the camera comes up to you?
The man’s eyes contain worlds of emotion. WORLDS.
Ok here’s the thing, I don’t dispute the above, especially ref RDJ’s performance, but I have a point of order.
Steve has seen the kind of war Tony has only heard about. IDK about the US, but in the UK, every soldier KIA in Iraq, Afghanistan, their body gets flown home, they land at Wootton Bassett and they get a procession where they’re turned over to the families. Every individual death is mourned.
In the World Wars, in Steve’s war, that didn’t happen. It couldn’t because the casualties were so high, nothing else would have got done, they’d never have stopped. Bodies were often left where they fell because there was nothing else to be done.
Tony’s near tears because one man died. Steve would have personally seen hundreds, maybe thousands die (shot down, blown to bits, there’s nothing new about mortar fire). Who has a better understanding of warfare?
Modern soldiers have kevlar armour and idek what all else. WW2 soldiers mostly got a can to put on their head. Well, not counting the Russian soldiers, who often didn’t even get shoes.
Tony is a wealthy engineer. He’s a fighter, sure, but he doesn’t know jack about being a soldier, today or any other day. He’s seen modern warfare, sure, he’s played god with it too, as an arms manufacturer. He’s had a terrible experience, but that was a direct attack on him personally, not the indifferent mass destruction of the battlefields that Steve would have been part of. Steve is an experienced soldier, and it shows in this scene. A guy he knew a little died fighting, and that’s sad, but it’s also a day in ending in ‘y’ for him.
War is always terrible, and people suffer in it, but there isn’t a modern western conflict to compare with the sheer devastation of WW2.
Classified US military documents released by WikiLeaks in October 2010, record Iraqi and Coalition military deaths between January 2004 and December 2009. The documents record 109,032 deaths broken down into “Civilian” (66,081 deaths), “Host Nation” (15,196 deaths),”Enemy” (23,984 deaths), and “Friendly” (3,771 deaths).
Those numbers may be difficult to wrap your head around, so let’s take the year that Iron Man was released, and Afghanistan since that’s where it was set. In 2008 there were 295 deaths of coalition soldiers in Afghanistan; estimates for civilian casualties are more varied, from somewhere around 1000 to 4000 that year.
To compare to the Second World War; the deadliest night of the Blitz in London was that of May 10/11 1941. On that night around 1,480 people were killed.
One night. One city.
Have you got your head wrapped around that number?
Then let’s talk about the firebombing of Dresden. In a concerted series of raids from 13-15 February 1945, between 22,700 and 25,000 people were killed.
Still just one city.
Got your head wrapped around that number?
Then we can move on to the firebombing of Tokyo. On the night of 9/10 March 1945, the raids on Tokyo killed between 88,000 and 100,000 people.
One night. One city.
Steve Rogers wouldn’t have been in any of those cities at those times. But sheer destructiveness of the war would have been all around him.
In Britain, make-up might have been hard to find, but it was worn with pride and became a symbol of the will to win. ‘Put your best face forward,’ encouraged a 1942 Yadley advertisement in Churchillian tones. ‘War, Woman and Lipstick' ran a celebrated Tangee campaign. Bright red was the favourite wartime colur for lips and nails and lipstick names were often patriotic: Louis Phillippe's Patriotic Red; Fighting Red by Tussy and Grenadier - The new Military red created by Tattoo, effective with air force blue and khaki.
During wartime, a subtle change had taken place in the marketing and the perception of make-up. It was no longer about making a woman seem ‘dainty’, but making her look and feel strong. Rosie the Riveter became a wartime icon in the USA, representing the six million women working in factories for the war effort. [Rockwell] portrayed Rosie as a vast figure in work dungarees, her short sleeves revealing arms the size of prize-winning hams. Behind her hangs the stars and stripes, squashed carelessly under her feet is a copy of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, and on her mighty lap rests a lunch box and a huge riveting machine like an enormous gun. [Her] henna red curls, lipsticked mouth and painted finger nails stress her femininity, emphasising the fact that make-up too was a weapon of war [Madeleine Marsh, Compact and Cosmetics: Beauty from the Victorian Times to the Present Day]
It’s been a long, long time
You’ll never know how many dreams
I’ve dreamed about you
Or just how empty they all seemed without you
my kingdom for more fic that brings up the historian debates on captain america and bucky barnes.
talking about my faves in a historical context is a past time of mine.
you literally don’t understand how tickled i was at the smithsonian scenes. you really don’t.
I want Steve to read the thousands of histories written about Captain America.
I want people to ask him dumb conspiracy questions.
I want him to hate every movie that’s ever been made about him because it takes away from the achievements of everyone else on the team.
Steve Rogers on NOVA.talking about the serum and SSR.
Hundreds of historians calling upon Steve Rogers to verify their theories about the Howling Commandos or various battles/events.
TED talks about Steve Rogers.
Steve and Bucky being one of the few people that get to see how history remembers them.
Hearts in my eyes.
It’s not every day a historian can ask their subject questions to verify their theories.