#i never noticed mackie’s little head gesture in the first one#CHOOSING TO INTERPRET IT AS SAM BRACING FOR A ‘YES’#BRACING FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED BY CAPTAIN AMERICA#and then being pleasantly surprised charmed seduced etc
WOOED THE WORD YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IS WOOED
GUESS WHOSE TAGS ARE TOTALLY GETTING REBLOGGED
Star-struck Interviewer: “You must miss the good old days.”
Steve Rogers: “I grew up in a tenement slum. Rats, lice, bedbugs, one shared bathroom per floor with a bucket of water to flush, cast iron coal-burning stove for cooking and heat. Oh, and coal deliveries - and milk deliveries, if you could get it - were by horse-drawn cart. One summer I saw a workhorse collapse in the heat, and the driver started beating it with a stick to make it get up. We threw bricks at the guy until he ran away. Me and Bucky and our friends used to steal potatoes or apples from the shops. We’d stick them in tin cans with some hot ashes, tie the cans to some twine, and then swing ‘em around as long as we could to get the ashes really hot. Then we’d eat the potato. And there were the block fights. You don’t know what a block fight was? That’s when the Irish or German kids who lived on one block and the Jewish or Russian kids who lived on the next block would all get together into one big mob of ethnic violence and beat the crap out of each other. One time I tore a post out of a fence and used it on a Dutch kid who’d called Bucky a Mick. Smacked him in the head with the nails.”
Interviewer: “LET’S TALK ABOUT THE INTERNET.”
Steve Rogers: “I love cat pictures.”
(Many biographical details are taken from Streetwise, either from Jack Kirby’s autobiographical story or Nick Cardy’s contribution: http://twomorrows.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=52&products_id=513 )
it got better
I really like this post, but I take issue with this section of the reblogged tags: #I bet that Smithsonian exhibit had to go through a hell of a revision once Steve actually saw it and was like EXCUSE ME WHAT#I bet it didn’t have a fucking thing about Gabriel Jones or Jim Morita
As someone planning to work in museums, I can tell you right now that the Smithsonian probably had to fight tooth and nail to honestly and faithfully represent the diversity of the Howling Commandos. Museums of that caliber are much like libraries in terms of providing free knowledge and are committed to accuracy and proper representation of history.
Especially given the National Air and Space Museum’s history with the Enola Gay controversy (short version: NASM was forced to cancel the planned exhibit because it focused too much on the Japanese casualties of the atom bomb and not enough on the justifications for the bomb or its role in ending the war), it’s far more likely that any erasure of Jones or Morita was caused by competing interest groups and political machinations, not by the curators, exhibit designers, or the Smithsonian Institution itself. They were probably overjoyed at Steve’s righteous anger over weakened representation of Jones and Morita and I can imagine they pulled out their original designs and asked if he could publicly announce his approval for them so they could fix what politics had wrought.
MORE WONDERFUL TAGS TO ADD via emilianadarling
#everything about this post is golden#but YES#there’s that moment of tension from sam at the beginning of that conversation#(or at least a moment of tension i experienced)#where there’s the expectation that steve is going to say ‘yes’#and thus in the process INHERENTLY BE SAYING ‘yes i miss a time when people of your race were considered legally inferior’#AND I THINK STEVE KNOWS THAT’S THE SUBTEXT#he has that awkward little pause at the beginning before he goes on to inoffensive little things#to keep everything cordial between strangers while still making his point clear#and you know i really think that sam wouldn’t have been surprised or even particularly hurt if steve had said ‘yes’#would’ve chalked it up to him being a man out of time and forgiven him for it#even if it was the tiniest bit disappointing#BUT STEVE DOESN’T DO IT#AND SAM IS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED#AND THAT’S THE MOMENT THAT SAM IS LIKE ‘huh’ about captain america
can we just agree that hermione doesn’t give two shits about throwing rocks in the water. she knows exactly what she’s doing bless her
HE LITERALLY JUST TAUGHT HER WHAT SHE TAUGHT HIM IN THE FIRST BOOK
SWISH AND FLICK
THIS IS THE CUTEST THING
[SCREAMS OUT LOUD]
OH MY GOD
Winter Soldier AU where Steve never rips the mask off the winter soldier so he never learns that it’s Bucky and he ends up killing him and after he’s dead Steve takes off the mask and realizes what he’s done
Samira Wiley for Bello Mag
FOR THE LONGEST TIME I THOUGHT THEY WERE ALL IN A HOT TUB AND I JUST REALIZED THAT THEY’RE JUST SITTING AROUND A TABLE AND THAT I AM AN IDIOT but now I kind of want them all scheming together in a hot tub.
i think i like them in a hot tub together much better
Did Someone Say Cake?
I stared at these gifs for waaaaayyyyy longer than I should have.
it’s just Jade making faces haha
I wanted to animate her earss
file under “movies to watch when feeling sad”