mmcoconut:

Guest illustration for a Con that I cannot attend.
Honestly I should stop drawing them but I started reading the comics yesterday…

mmcoconut:

Guest illustration for a Con that I cannot attend.

Honestly I should stop drawing them but I started reading the comics yesterday…

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peppermoonchilds I like your tags let’s talk about them

yeah, absolutely! that scene is super interesting to me as well because there are a number of…

I HAVE VERY INTENSE FEELINGS ABOUT STEVE AND HIS PERCEPTION OF HIMSELF. I 100% think he has body dysmorphia, at minimum through tfa. There’s a ficlet on ao3 where steve compares his body to a suit, or armor, and that strikes me as very…. accurate? I mean steve is told, again and again and again that he is too weak. By everyone (including Bucky), all the time. And yeah he try ‘s to not let it get to him, but, it does. It just does. He doesn’t get that the serum made him strong, but it didn’t make him a leader or a strategist. He was already those things, society was just so damn oppressing that no one could see his talents. (That’s why Erskine says all that stuff about being a good man. That’s why he dies telling steve to follow his heart/self, not his head or Philips.)

I wonder, if Steve had been in England, would that had gone differently? Germany is a long way from New York, our version of “all hands on deck” was a little different than London’s. Would he have been folded into the strategy war room? Or Bletchley? He was already smart, the serum just upped his processing speed….

Ultron is making me nervous now, too. And what is he gonna do about IM3? don’t fuck up the phase 2 arcs, those stories are so important to so many people.

oh my gosh, definitely. i think he thinks (along with far too many other misguided people) that the serum was his origin story, you know? his radioactive spider bite, his gamma radiation or w/e the fuck it was that turned bruce into the hulk. and i think he therefore subconsciously sees his not-skinny body as his alter ego - like you say, a suit or an armour. where obviously we know - and the people who care about him in-verse know - that he was a hero long before he was a supersoldier. and i wonder how much of that ties into the fact that he was skinny? like obviously disability =/= helplessness but we know from the alley fight that though he was never put off from doing what he wanted to do i.e. stand up for the right thing because of his disabilities, he was impeded by it and i can see that being a source of frustration for him, you know? and that might be partially whyhe doesn’t see himself as a hero, and only sees that other people think of him as heroic after the serum.

you mean, if steve had been english? that’s super interesting, actually! because like - to an extent, it couldn’t work. especially if you kept his origins the same, because as the son of irish immigrants his heritage would be so at odds with the country he’d be fighting for - like, he’d know people who’d fought in the war of independence. and if you changed it, he’d still have to be from a similar background - probably from one of the northern industrial cities, really. and although the war broke down class boundaries so it’s entirely possible he could have become some kind of strategist i have to say i think that he’d want to fight physically because i think he’d be wary of becoming the sort of person who sat in a control room calling the shots safely ensconced miles away from the people actually fighting and dying, you know? 

yeahhh i really don’t know where he’s going to go with aou and i don’t think it’s going to be anywhere good. he’s far too invested in his own ideas to give a shit about good characterisation that actually stays true to the characters. i just hope he doesn’t screw it up for the phase 3 films tbh.

YES ORIGIN STORY ANALOGY A++++ that is exactly it. Except Steve can never take off his suit. He might not always be Captain America, but he can’t be just Steve. He always has to be ready {perfect example, he fights for most of TWS in civvies, not in a uniform. The uniform is part of the performance, it’s not integral to his ability to fight {like Tony, pre-IM3{omg the parallels}} Hell, he’s only in uniform three times, and only once is his uniform really used solely for a fight. When he meets with Pierce, he’s in uniform almost like combat dress blues, because you have to suit up to meet the Big Boss, and he doesn’t apparently have a dress uniform??? {Coulson would be mortified if he knew} and the last time, Steve basically spells it out that he’s using his WW2 uniform as a callback to his last war with HYDRA and as a visual cue for Bucky. If Bucky hadn’t been there, he would have been in black tactical gear, I bet you all the money in my pocket.

As mad as I am about Avengers atm, there is a lot of harsh truth in the “everything special about you came out of a bottle” line. At least in Steve’s mind. Note this. He doesn’t defend himself from that line! At! All!!! He’s a dick and lashes out back at Tony, for real, not excusing that, but his rebuttal is NOT ABOUT HIM, it’s about the Howling Commandos, about Philips, about Erskine, about Bucky, about Peggy, hell, even about Howard, but not about himself! He does not include himself in that “worth ten of you” line!!!! He implicitly agrees with Tony in that moment, and he never, not once, calls himself a hero!

This is the guy who saved the world and died for it, and He. Does. Not. Think. He’s. The. Hero. Of. This. Story!!!

I really want to know what the heck a British version of Cap would look like {you are making me so incredibly happy with the Irish thing, there’s sooo much there to dig at}

yes omg i’ve been thinking about this for AGES because - okay, cap 2 was about exploring dualities, right? shield and hydra, fury and pierce, past and present, and at the centre of them all was steve. steve and sam, fundamentally good people and soldiers who both lost a best friend and partner; steve and natasha, both shield’s soldiers and avengers who are trying to move on from their past; steve and bucky, men out of time who need each other more than ever; and finally steve and cap, because like we were just talking about, sees the captain america persona as something apart from himself. but it was more about similarity - the things these dualities share, rather than the ways in which they appear to be different, if that makes sense? like how shield is hydra - they’re not opposites, hydra is within shield. hydra was an essential albeit invisible part of shield up from the start. and similarly, steve rogers and captain america are essential parts of each other, no matter what steve thinks. and THIS INCREDIBLY LONG PREAMBLE ASIDE, what i wanted to say was that cap 2 was i think about steve coming to terms with that in a way? and we know that from the ‘on va voir’ scene because steve not only puts his shield (itself incredibly symbolic of the captain america persona) away, he takes off his mask. and iirc we never see him put it back on, though we see him wearing it. cap 1 was about steve rogers becoming captain america but cap 2, i think, was about captain america becoming steve - about steve’s personality coming to the forefront of the role he has to play, if that makes sense.

steve absolutely does not think that he is a hero. steve thinks he’s just doing his best to do the right thing and he doesn’t see that his best is so astronomically beyond what other people do, and you know, i think that’s a testament to his belief in people. steve’s a fundamentally hopeful hero, you know? he knows that humans can be awful, but he also knows that there’s real goodness there, as well. and more than that, he believes in a future where all the bad things that we do to each other don’t happen. he believes that we’re perfectible, eventually, even if it takes us centuries to reach that point, and that’s what he died for.

this is reminding me of american captain. do you read that? you should, it’s amazing!

i’ve been thinking about this all day, and i think that it wouldn’t be possible to the same extent? like with the irish background - the conflict was so deeply embedded and so close to home, because he’d have been five or so when the irish free state was introduced, and especially if you have the hc that he was catholic, it’s basically impossible to think that he could have been isolated from the conflict. it’s more probable that his family was directly involved in it, tbh, and that it had been for generations. and even if it wasn’t, steve himself is so inherently political - he takes a stand against injustice no matter where he sees it, so i’m certain he would have had Strong Opinions about the role of the british in ireland. i think you could have him be more of an irish cap rather than an english cap, but it wouldn’t have the same impact considering ireland was hardly a world power on the scale of america at the time.

and idk i think there is something - like, he isn’t about jingoism or american exceptionalism, but there is a sense of hope to him that seems a lot more american than british to me? like if you put him in the context of the jazz age - although you could hardly call it optimistic, from what i know of the movement in america it seems to have been more wistful than anything else, lamenting what could have been. whereas here, it was bitter, i think because a lot of the people we sort of see as equivalents to the american famous jazz age people had social class as a main concern. and the divide between classes here, holy hell, it was so pronounced back then because obviously we have a formal aristocracy and even though it was in decline it still held (and holds) a hell of a lot of power. those kind of divisions would have made it difficult to be the kind of rallying figure he was in america because no matter where he came from, whole groups of people would have just not accepted him on principle. like, although he doesn’t rely on patriotism, he does rely on community, and there was no real united british consciousness at the time i think that would have allowed a mass community on the same scale. and then there’s the fact that britain was so involved in the war, and that it did quite literally come right to us in the blitz etc - like, he wouldn’t have had the same need to actively do something that he has in tfa.

i’m not doing this justice at all, actually, i don’t know nearly enough about it!! that’s my gut feeling, but i’m sure i’ve missed out loads. basically what i think is that it’s not impossible for there to have been a british cap, but he would have been a hell of a lot angrier and a hell of a lot more controversial.

yes omg i’ve been thinking about this for AGES because - okay, cap 2 was about exploring dualities, right? shield and hydra, fury and pierce, past and present, and at the centre of them all was steve. steve and sam, fundamentally good people and soldiers who both lost a best friend and partner; steve and natasha, both shield’s soldiers and avengers who are trying to move on from their past; steve and bucky, men out of time who need each other more than ever; and finally steve and cap, because like we were just talking about, sees the captain america persona as something apart from himself. but it was more about similarity - the things these dualities share, rather than the ways in which they appear to be different, if that makes sense? like how shield is hydra - they’re not opposites, hydra is within shield. hydra was an essential albeit invisible part of shield up from the start. and similarly, steve rogers and captain america are essential parts of each other, no matter what steve thinks. and THIS INCREDIBLY LONG PREAMBLE ASIDE, what i wanted to say was that cap 2 was i think about steve coming to terms with that in a way? and we know that from the ‘on va voir’ scene because steve not only puts his shield (itself incredibly symbolic of the captain america persona) away, he takes off his mask. and iirc we never see him put it back on, though we see him wearing it. cap 1 was about steve rogers becoming captain america but cap 2, i think, was about captain america becoming steve -

EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS BRILLIANCE, just read it

Okay I have cried and calmed down so I can try to answer the other parts of this. I’m not touching the dualism in Cap 2 because you hit on it so perfectly.

I think it’s time to admit that I did not think I would ever like Steve? Ever. At all. I didn’t like the ‘MURICA symbolism and the squeaky-clean “gee whiz” image and the military tie-ins, and i really really did not like his seemingly unconditional hopefulness. I’m not entire sure where those assumptions had come from, except maybe from pop culture and the effect growing up during the war on terror had on my general outlook on America and our weird brand of nationalism/patriotism that doesn’t leave much room for introspection.Anyway, the point is, I’m so glad i was so wrong, because Steve’s basic belief in humanity is the best thing about MCU. Steve wasn’t fighting to atone for anything in TFA, he wasn’t on a revenge quest, he wasn’t terribly conflicted about his new-found strength. He fought because he chose to, because he wanted to, because he thought it was the right thing for him to do. I’ve been trying to think of another superhero movie that has this? I’m not coming up with anything. Mayyybee Thor, but it still doesn’t fit in the same way as TFA….This isn’t meant to disparage origin stories that do have trauma as a part of the hero’s motivation, because Tony has a damn good reason to be Iron Man and Nat and Clint have good reasons to become Black Widow and Hawkeye {and god knows Bucky has every reason in the world for a revenge quest, you go bb, go kill the squid nazis, i got your flower} but Steve is the first time I’ve seen a person become a symbol while still retaining this unshakable faith in humanity. Even in Avengers. Even in TWS. He trusts these strangers, he trusts Bruce from the get go, he trusts Clint because of Natasha {i’m so upset i want to know what shifted from him explicitly trusting her in Avengers to their conversation at Sam’s, did the depression/run around from SHIELD make him less sure of their friendship or did he just always trust her and didn’t want to embarrass her so he didn’t specify when he decided he trusted her??? That’s probably me overreaching, it’s pretty apparent from their talk on the Lumerian Star that he doesn’t fully trust her, but ugh. Steve/Natash  friendship gives me life} he trusts Tony, after a frankly horrific start and he trusts Thor, a god and the brother of their enemy just. The only person he doesn’t really trust is Fury because of the Phase 2 weapons, and in TWS he’s mostly angry because Fury lies to him like, he’s alarmed by Project Insight but not really shocked but he repeatedly complains about Fury lying?!?!?!?!  He’s disappointed in Nick because of the lies, who else does this.

I need to lie down, Irish Cap, hoollyyyy shit. More reaction later

same here, actually! i dismissed him as just another emblem of american patriotism who would be totally irrelevant to me, as a british person, which was really my bad because i was definitely buying into that negative and reductive stereotype. but like you i’m SO GLAD i was wrong bc steve is so far from the nationalistic republican wet dream that i’d imagined. i mean he’s not even particularly patriotic (at least in the mcu i know very little about comics!steve)? obviously he’s COVERED IN THE AMERICAN FLAG but it’s for show more than anything at first - actually, it’s an overtly political manipulation of patriotism, isn’t it, because it’s to sell war bonds? and then it’s because everyone already knows him as cap so he’s going to roll with it.

(SIDEBAR: would the concept of captain america work at all without the context of the war? i mean, even after he wakes up in the future he’s still sort of working off his status as a war hero, right? /end sidebar)

steve himself never says anything about the ~glory of america~ and in cap 2 is probably more disillusioned with america as an idea than anything. but like you say, he fundamentally believes in people, and especially the people of america, because they’re who he knows best. so i mean i guess he is patriotic in the sense that patriotism is at its heart a love for one’s country, but the reasons he loves his country are universal - like, it’s because he really genuinely believes that they can create a better future together, and he always has that belief and he never loses it, like you say. WOW I CARE ABOUT STEVE ROGERS A LOT.

i’ve been trying to think of an example as well and i don’t think there is one? i mean, sam, obviously, but nobody whose journey we’ve followed from start to finish in the same way (MAN I REALLY WANT A FALCON FILM

i think he’s willing to trust people unconditionally if they trust him as well? because it’s the teamwork thing again, isn’t it, his adamant belief that he’s just a part of a team whether on a small scale (i.e. with the commandos or the avengers) or on a large one (i.e. humanity just in general which like WOW STEVE) and that they have to work together. when people lie to him, or withhold information, or otherwise compromise that, he loses trust in them. apart from in battle, where he absolutely gives them the benefit of the doubt, doesn’t even think about it, because he knows it’s more important to get the job done. which ties back into pragmatism again, doesn’t it? and the same kind of carelessness with himself because he cares more about others that we were talking about before, because if you think about it when most people are in that kind of life or death situation they’re more careful with who they trust.

He’s disappointed in Nick because of the lies, who else does this.” I’M LAUGHING AND ALSO CRYING, OH STEVE

IRISH CAP WOULD BE SO MUCH. even more bitter than an english cap would be tbh.

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egobus:

one time when I was about four, the 10 year old neighbour boys attacked me with water guns and when I ran away and told my mom she gave me the hose and set it to pressure wash and basically told me to finish what they started  

Excellent parenting.

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Chris Evans: a summary in text posts

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the sooner you realize that the criminal justice system is about maintaining order (racial/economic/social order), not about maintaining justice

the more the way this country works will make sense to you

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This time he’s wearing freaking suspenders.

The kid from the bookstore likes to dress strangely. On Monday, he was wearing a too big green sweater that sagged off his shoulder, revealing a little starfish tattoo on his shoulder blade. He likes wearing skinny jeans too, but they always end up looking a couple sizes small, given the way they hitch up his calves a few inches too high.

But as he said, suspenders.

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Today is the day Marty McFly goes to the future!

Where is my hoverboard

I just have to reblog this because this is LITERALLY a once in a lifetime thing and I need it on my blog. 

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martymcflyinthefuture:

Today is the day Marty McFly goes to the future!

Where is my hoverboard

I just have to reblog this because this is LITERALLY a once in a lifetime thing and I need it on my blog. 

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Nouveau creepo squid vase
Stephanie Young 2014

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Nouveau creepo squid vase

Stephanie Young 2014

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