FRIENDLY REMINDER THAT STEVE TRIED TO TRIGGER BUCKY’S MEMORIES BY WEARING HIS LESS DURABLE RETRO!UNIFORM (aka the not-so-bulletproof outfit he wore the last time Bucky saw him) AND BY QUOTING SOMETHING BUCKY SAID TO HIM 70-SOMETHING YEARS AGO
Okay okay but can we just talk about this? The entire movie Steve’s worth is defined by what Captain America has become. He goes to the Smithsonian to see Captain America’s life projected back at him — the boy he was before a footnote, the sickly waif who wasn’t good enough until the army (literally) made him A Man — while he’s there he walks around unrecognized; the entire gag at the mall is based on the idea that this is a 6’2” hulking muscled mass of a guy who absolutely no one recognizes unless he has that star on his chest, because it’s the suit, not the person, who’s been given worth. And when Steve thinks about the most memorable thing about himself — when he thinks about how to get Bucky back — he goes for that. He goes for Captain America. And it doesn’t work; Bucky doesn’t react at all. Because Bucky always saw through that. He didn’t give a shit about Captain America. That “little guy from Brooklyn,” that’s the kid he loved, that’s the one he was following when he died, the one who’s scared voice knocked the memories out of him earlier in the movie. And it’s only when Steve drops the shield, and the helmet — all of the things that make him Captain America, that make him immediately recognizable to the rest of the country, to the world — when he calls on this one, rogue memory from when they were just kids, from before he was the national ideal of manhood he’s been made out to be since his death… That’s when Bucky sees him. Because Bucky doesn’t remember, or care about Captain America: Captain America is just a target. But Steve Rogers, that little kid from Brooklyn? Is under him, and dying, and scared…and the impulse to protect is so much stronger than anything else that’s been done to Bucky since then.
Fun fact. The two times Bucky remembers Steve are when Steve is half-beaten-up and scared and calling his name, and when Steve is bleeding and almost dead beneath him. Bucky sees Steve when he looks the most like the Steve he was in childhood, the one Bucky protected and fought for long before that costume and that mask and that shield.
This is the kid who he pulled up from the playground after the bullies knocked him down. This is the kid who got into fights with people much bigger than him and knocked him flat. This is the kid needed him to watch his back. And that’s when he remembers.
LET’S ALL PUT OURSELVES IN CRYOGENIC STORAGE TO NUMB THE PAIN
Pros of dating me
- i’m rly soft and squishy
- i’ll make you hot beverages in bed
- i’m good at compliments
- you’ll gain lots of dorky pet names
Cons of dating me
- zero i am a goddess
SO JOSS WHEDON!!! DO YOU MEAN TO TELL ME that tony stark who hacked the shield servers because he refused to eat fury’s bullshit, tony stark who didn’t trust black widow at the beginning of avengers because she was a spy, tony stark who told congress to fuck off when they asked for his suits, TONY STARK who said “INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES AFRAID OF INTELLIGENCE? HISTORICALLY: NOT AWESOME,” tony stark who exists in a POST-CAP 2 WORLD, THAT TONY STARK is going to purposely build a SENTIENT ROBOT SEQUEL TO PROJECT INSIGHT SO THAT HE AND HIS FRIENDS CAN TAKE A BREAK??? IS THAT WHAT YOU MEAN TO TELL ME??
clint barton, actual avenger
CLINT BARTON, ACTUAL AVENGER
C L I N T B A R T O N , A C T U A L A V E N G E R
"It is a very mixed blessing to be brought back from the dead."
— Kurt Vonnegut
but morning person + not morning person could make the worst (or maybe the best?) otp
"Gooooood morning dear :)" "fuck you and everything you stand for"
hello! to celebrate reaching a huge follower goal (thank you!), i’ve decided to do a giveaway for my followers, and since i’m going to the harry potter studios in a couple of week’s time i thought that some harry potter-themed prizes from the gift shop would be a good idea!
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reblog as many times as you want, and you can like to keep track, but likes alone will not count
the deadline to enter is september 22nd, 11.59pm GMT
i’ll ship to to anywhere
there will be one winner, and two runners-up
winners will be selected using a number generator thing like random.org
you will win;
an ‘authentic’ harry potter scarf in the house of your choice
any harry potter wand available in the shop (literally any you want whether it’s harry’s, professor slughorn’s, or even the elder wand!)
the runner-ups will each receive a box of bertie bott’s every flavour beans
Good Luck! ^-^