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21st October 2014

Photoset reblogged from Next Stop: The Distance with 1,867 notes

sarriane:

jellicle-ball:

#I SPEND A LOT OF TIME #THINKING ABOUT RUMLOW IN THIS SCENE #WHAT IS HE THINKING #DO YOU RESPECT A WEAPON LESS OR MORE #IF YOU SEE HOW IT IS MADE #THIS IS MY RIFLE #THIS IS MY GUN #THERE ARE OTHERS LIKE HIM #BUT THIS ONE IS MINE (via charmingpplincardigans)

quoted in the tags: Rifleman’s Creed

This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will…
My rifle and I know that what counts in war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit…
My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will…
Before God, I swear this creed. My rifle and I are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.
So be it, until victory is America’s and there is no enemy, but peace!

Tagged: owwhy would you do that?metaBucky Barnesspies spies spies

Source: thelovedbird

20th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from Next Stop: The Distance with 2,281 notes

omnicat:

rainnecassidy:

janesfoster:

Marvel Ladies Meme: [2/2] Objects

Pepper’s heart necklace

"Near the end of Iron Man 3, Tony Stark has the shrapnel surgically removed from his chest. Then the film cuts away to a scene of Tony placing a necklace, with a heart-shaped pendant, around Pepper Potts’ neck. That piece of jewelry is actually supposed to be made from Tony’s shrapnel fragments that had been recently extracted."

oho, yes, you can see the shrapnel in the chain. Looks like irregular gems but NO!

proof that Tony Stark has a heart Mk II

that is so sweet

… in an ever so slightly creepy way

Tagged: metaIron Manthat was bothering mebecause otherwise it does look like a cheap piece of jewelleryprops

Source: janesfoster

20th October 2014

Video reblogged from Warning: Beware Falling Subtext with 148 notes

dragonmuse:

kylekallgren:

Why would anyone make a monochrome movie? There’s a better reason than you might think.

WTNV art credits:

Ven Gethenian

http://vengethenian.deviantart.com/

Nastja Stark

http://nastjastark.deviantart.com/

Robin F

http://sketchrobin.tumblr.com/

Rusty Arm

http://rustyarm.deviantart.com/

Simply Psycho

http://simply-psycho.deviantart.com/

Soomin0525

sashanico.tumblr.com

I don’t think I’ve ever talked about Oancitizen here before, but I deeply enjoy all of his videos which are entertaining as they are thoughtful. This one resonated with me particularly.

Tagged: Art and Sculpturemeta

Source: kylekallgren

19th October 2014

Post reblogged from you don't see the writing on the wall with 172 notes

Thoughts on a Uniform

theonlycheeseleft:

I was watching CA:TFA the other day when I had a revelation of sorts. 

I’ve made it very clear how much I hate Steve’s Avengers uniform. Everything about it is terrible to me. It’s super tight, there are like 17 unnecessary pouches, candy apple red boots and gloves, and oh yeah, THIGH ZIPPERS. WHY.

It’s in such contrast to Steve’s TFA uniform which, for all intents and purposes, is just a fancy flight suit. It’s made from a practical material, at least capable of withstanding a bayonet, as Howard says. There’s a bit of breathing room. It’s not particularly decorative in the way the Avengers uniform is – as in, of course it’s red, white, and blue, but it’s that way because different components of the uniform happen to be different colors.

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The Avengers uniform, on the other had, looks like it was basically painted on. It’s shiny, and flashy for flashy’s sake. Nothing about this feels practical:

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I know that’s a behind the scenes pic, but come on, does that look like the face of a man who is comfortable in his uniform? In fact, Steve doesn’t look particularly comfortable once during that entire movie, but specifically when he has the uniform on. A lot of Steve’s discomfort in Avengers can be attributed to his recently de-iced state, (and some of it can certainly be attributed to the writing) but I think there’s a good case to be made that Steve absolutely doesn’t feel comfortable in that uniform. And here’s why:

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The resemblance between Steve’s Avengers uniform and Steve’s Star-Spangled Man With A Plan getup hit me like a ton of bricks. And it makes sense, too. Whereas Steve’s TFA uniform is a direct result of Steve’s own ideas about the uniform, as presented to Howard, Steve’s Avengers uniform is a direct result of this:

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Coulson’s the one who says he had input on Steve’s new uniform, and the movie makes it very clear that Coulson’s cultural touchstone for Captain America is his trading cards. Even after Steve rescued the 107th and started leading the Commandos, you can stand to bet that Steve in his original costume was the Captain America most seen by the public back on the homefront. The Star Spangled Man with the Plan was still the symbol, and he never stopped being so, even when Steve became something much, much more.

So here Steve is in Avengers, fresh out of the ice, trying to find his place in the world, struggling to fall back into line and serve his country and help people (except Steve was never really in line, ever, but whatever), and he’s presented with this uniform, bright and shiny and crisp and new, and he puts it on and it’s stiff and awkward and tight and what are these zippers even for, and suddenly he closes his eyes and he’s back 70 years, on stage, under the lights, sweating, all eyes on him, surround by singing girls in short skirts and ol’ Adolf creeping up behind them, ready for a sock on the jaw, and there’s that familiar pit in his stomach, that pit of embarrassment and shame and worry and you’re not enough.

70 years in the ice, and they’re still trying to parade him around. 70 years in the ice, and they still just want him to dance. 

Tagged: costumemetaSteve Rogers

Source: theonlycheeseleft

18th October 2014

Photo reblogged from a cost-effective alternative to reality with 3,831 notes

hannahrhen:

reserve:

IS THIS FAN ART OF STEVE HUGGING  BUCKY WHILE THE WINTER SOLDIER LOOKS ON WITH A KNIFE DRIPPING BLOOD?

I can totally picture this being the idea that haunts post-WS Bucky’s mind—that this is what Steve dreams of, this image of Bucky as he once was. When all Steve wants is to have the Bucky that still exists—in whatever form he takes—back in his life. Ugh. (And thus all fics are born.)

hannahrhen:

reserve:

IS THIS FAN ART OF STEVE HUGGING  BUCKY WHILE THE WINTER SOLDIER LOOKS ON WITH A KNIFE DRIPPING BLOOD?

I can totally picture this being the idea that haunts post-WS Bucky’s mind—that this is what Steve dreams of, this image of Bucky as he once was. When all Steve wants is to have the Bucky that still exists—in whatever form he takes—back in his life. Ugh. (And thus all fics are born.)

Tagged: owwhy would you do that?metasomething that is p. much examined in all the post-TWS fic I've read thus far that has a reunionBucky BarnesCaptain America's Amazing Barbershop Quartet

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15th October 2014

Post reblogged from once upon a time i was an ocean with 68 notes

allofthefeelings:

It is the height of my disappointment with the universe that even though this fandom knows some things about children’s books (I have seen MULTIPLE rewrites of I Want My Hat Back about the MCU), people have tackled Steve learning about different kinds of art and different styles of animation but not about picturebook illustrations.

Let’s contextualize Steve’s cultural knowledge here for a second. Most of the picturebooks we think of as staples, even if they came out when he was alive, he was probably (A) too old or (B) too poor to really appreciate them. Dr. Seuss’s books started coming out in the late 1930s, but Cat in the Hat wasn’t published til 1957. The Snowy Day was published in 1962; Where the Wild Things Are in 1963. Eric Carle’s first book came out in 1965, with The Very Hungry Caterpillar getting published in 1969.

And then imagine coming into the world now, where our picturebook industry is thriving, where so many amazing artists are working to create complex, inventive stories for children that challenge the very notions of childness, and not only that, but these stories are accessible and affordable. And they’re not reserved just for people who know ~art~, they’re there for everyone.

Imagine Steve not really thinking about children’s books since entering the future. Imagine him going into the children’s section of a bookstore for the first time since getting unfrozen because Sam needs something for his niece, and Sam being basically unable to drag Steve away from the picturebook section. STEVE ROGERS FALLING APART OVER PICTUREBOOKS. GIVE IT TO ME.

Tagged: Steve RogersmetaArt and Sculpture

Source: allofthefeelings

15th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from a cost-effective alternative to reality with 9,796 notes

Natasha and Nick Fury deleted scene

#it’s very interesting to me that nick fury has set up his circle in a very specific way #and why he wants coulson to rebuild shield #coulson is the happy generic face #he’s non-threatening and the middle-aged white guy that everyone likes but overlooks #completely palatable #coulson is what fury wishes everyone was #may is the way he wishes the unit was #loyal and deadly and unendingly capable of violence and love #steve is the ideals #that’s it #the potential and the beauty and the exact way he wishes things would be #but maria and natasha are for all the things coulson and cap can’t ever be #maria is deadly and efficient and a fabulous administrator #maria is the utter pragmatist that led him to being who is he today #then natasha is him #disillusioned but hopeful #brutally deadly and infinitely capable #she knows what it takes she knows that blood and murder are sometimes necessary #i just feel like nick fury’s most trusted people are his own personality traits #the ones he knows of and acknowledges and uses #the ones he pushes down and wishes he could use more #god nick you’re so fucking complex (via stormqueen)

Tagged: metaNick Furyspies spies spies

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12th October 2014

Post reblogged from once upon a time i was an ocean with 24 notes

fourteenacross:

allofthefeelings:

Sometimes I think about Steve Rogers, Children’s Book Illustrator, and I make the kind of faces normally reserved for people thinking about their OTPs.

(x)

Tagged: Steve Rogersmetaheadcanon now? yesalways has beenI can't remember if it was Angels In Manhattan or some ficbut Steve being a former and/or current illustrator is one of my many headcanons

Source: allofthefeelings

12th October 2014

Post reblogged from once upon a time i was an ocean with 68 notes

allofthefeelings:

It is the height of my disappointment with the universe that even though this fandom knows some things about children’s books (I have seen MULTIPLE rewrites of I Want My Hat Back about the MCU), people have tackled Steve learning about different kinds of art and different styles of animation but not about picturebook illustrations.

Let’s contextualize Steve’s cultural knowledge here for a second. Most of the picturebooks we think of as staples, even if they came out when he was alive, he was probably (A) too old or (B) too poor to really appreciate them. Dr. Seuss’s books started coming out in the late 1930s, but Cat in the Hat wasn’t published til 1957. The Snowy Day was published in 1962; Where the Wild Things Are in 1963. Eric Carle’s first book came out in 1965, with The Very Hungry Caterpillar getting published in 1969.

And then imagine coming into the world now, where our picturebook industry is thriving, where so many amazing artists are working to create complex, inventive stories for children that challenge the very notions of childness, and not only that, but these stories are accessible and affordable. And they’re not reserved just for people who know ~art~, they’re there for everyone.

Imagine Steve not really thinking about children’s books since entering the future. Imagine him going into the children’s section of a bookstore for the first time since getting unfrozen because Sam needs something for his niece, and Sam being basically unable to drag Steve away from the picturebook section. STEVE ROGERS FALLING APART OVER PICTUREBOOKS. GIVE IT TO ME.

Tagged: Steve RogersmetaArt and Sculpturebooks

Source: allofthefeelings

12th October 2014

Post reblogged from once upon a time i was an ocean with 26 notes

allofthefeelings:

*whispers* Steve’s job before he becomes a Jaeger pilot in my Pacific Rim AU is illustrator at Golden Books.

GET THE ACTUAL FUCK OUT I AM NOT EMOTIONALLY EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH THIS.

Especially because Golden Books is a REALLY INTERESTING CHOICE FOR HIM, okay. Like we have a pretty set idea of what Golden Books are today but their history is REALLY INTERESTING. They were designed to be high-quality but inexpensive. According to Leonard Marcus:

In 1940 picture books typically sold for between $1.50 and $2.00 and were printed in editions of a few thousand copies. During the late 1920s, Macmillan had been able to bring the price down to fifty cents for its Happy Hour picture book series. [… Simon & Schuster] was convinced the price of such books could be halved again. […]

Although many of the more high-brow booksellers chose not to stock the books, which first went on sale in October 1942, department store buyers were willing to take a chance. It soon became clear that, at twenty-five cents, millions of parents would take a chance too - by purchasing Little Golden Books not just one at a time but by the handful. (164)

It goes on to say a lot of other interesting things (pick up Minders of Make Believe if you’re interested in children’s lit at all, it’s gr9), but. Back in the MCU for a second: Imagine a Steve who couldn’t have too many picturebooks as a kid, because money. Imagine him, as an adult, being exposed to a company designing affordable books for children and selling them in places where less-educated parents would feel comfortable purchasing them. AND THEN IMAGINE THAT COMPANY STILL BEING AROUND WHEN HE CAME OUT OF THE ICE, STILL DOING THE SAME THING.

Fuck you I didn’t ask for these feelings

Tagged: Steve RogersmetaArt and Sculpturehistorical context is bestbooks

Source: allofthefeelings