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Marianne. Mid-20s gothy nerd type person. Main Les Misérables-centric blog is over at tenlittlebullets. Things you might find here include: I'M SORRY THIS HAS TEMPORARILY BECOME A 90% WAILING ABOUT CAPTAIN AMERICA BLOG Doctor Who both classic and new, assorted other fandoms (Star Wars, Age of Sail, Tolkien...), romanticism, feminism, shieldmaidens, space porn, art porn, music porn, travel porn, history porn, and the occasional post full of actual historical pornography.

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- He’s been out of cryo-freeze too long.
- Then wipe him and start over.

That almost-smile thing in the top right. I don’t. Ah. What. Help. Talk me through this. 



Captain America and Winter Soldier/Bucky cosplay.

Captain America by Alexandra a.k.a. Daisy, Winter Soldier/Bucky by Evgenia a.k.a. mercury. (A-Twins a.k.a. близняхи)
Photo by awesome Jiyouh: http://jiyouh.tumblr.com/
Assistant - Vasya Vzdroihev: http://vasyavzdroihev.tumblr.com/

Bad books on writing tell you to ‘WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW’, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.
Joe Haldeman (via maxkirin)
reconditarmonia replied to your post: “nnngh don’t stop posting captain america kinks”:
argh, I feel like I need to get into this fandom but there is so much canon even in just the films

I mean, I’m pretty sure that as long as you know the basic premise you could go into Winter Soldier cold (heh)—they do decent exposition. Or you could watch the first Captain America and/or Avengers first. It’s… analogous to Doctor Who, I guess? In that you can jump in pretty much anywhere you want and it will make sense, but it will be richer (and you’ll claw at your face over more minor details) the more canon you’ve been exposed to.

mumblingsage replied to your post: “nnngh don’t stop posting captain america kinks”:

YES. And Chris Evans’ cheekbones, and Sebastian Stan’s sad, sad, anguished eyes, and Anthony Mackie’s entire stupid flirty face, and ScarJo’s deadpan, and Frank Grillo leering homicidally at everything, and brutal hand-to-hand combat that looks like sex, and sex that turns into brutal hand-to-hand combat either intentionally or by accident. And Cap’s entire stupid martyrdom fetish god stop that you’re causing me so many problems.

Anonymous said: nnngh don't stop posting captain america kinks

*salutes* Aye aye, anon!






Trying to combine threads (but spoiler I suck at this). So THURSDAY times include:

1. 9:40 and 10:40 at Gallery Place

2. 9:20 and 10:15 in Silver Spring

and then a bunch of other stuff I haven’t heard of

These seeming pretty equivalent, it’s basically what location is most convenient for people. 

Hi guys! Reviving thread and tagging people because I am relentless. treblemirinlens can’t do late on Thursday — there’s also a 7:10 and 7:40 in Silver Spring and Gallery place respectively. 

I can also do saturday before 2 or after about 6. 

Does anyone have thoughts? 

Tagging so you get a ~purple ~notification: shinelikethunder, melannen, amarguerite, treblemirinlens, but please feel welcome and encouraged to attend if I forgot to tag you or if you just feel like attending

I could probably do Thursday at 7:40 and I could do Saturday after 6 (although after 6:30 is probably more realistic.) (hurrah!)

Aright aright aright aright aright 

if 7:40 at Gallery Place on Thursday AKA tomorrow works for everyone, let’s … do that? 

nonasuch, you should coooooome; tenlittlebullets, amarguerite does that work for you? 

Ticketzzzz link

Sadly 7:40 means I’m leaving work super early so I won’t be able to do anything beforehand. 


I’m in!

Anonymous said: I read your Winter Soldier analysis, and I have a question : you say that "There’s a reason his code name is drawn from an investigation into one of the ugliest chapters of American history." Please help a non-American understand what you meant? I mean I obviously see the Cold War reference in the movie, but from what you've written it seems like something more subtle *within* the Cold War... shit, I mean just "Cold War" seems too evident and I can't find the deeper meaning?




Oh gosh, don’t feel bad, there are plenty of Americans who have never even heard of this.

The Winter Soldier Investigation was a 1971 veteran-organized media event intended to draw attention to the war crimes that had taken place in Vietnam. Directly inspired by the exposure of the My Lai Massacre (the mass murder of over five hundred unarmed civilians by American troops) in 1969, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) brought together discharged servicemen from every branch of the military to discuss the atrocities they had seen and committed during their time in the war. They hoped bring these tragedies before the public eye, and to prove that American military policies led directly to the death and torment of civilians. Eventually a transcript from this conference made its way before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the Fullbright Hearings.  

When Ed Brubaker, the author who wrote the original Winter Soldier arc, chose the name, he wanted something that would call up both cold Siberian winters and the atrocities of war. This fit the bill.

But the term itself, the idea of “winter soldiers”, was coined by VVAW as a response to the writings of Thomas Paine, who described the men who deserted at Valley Forge during the American Revolution:

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country, but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

A winter soldier is someone who will warm their hands over a meager fire and weather the cold. Someone who refuses to abandon their country and its potential, no matter what the personal cost.

So how’s that for a weird little twist? According to Thomas Paine—activist, political philosopher, and revolutionary—the real winter soldier is Captain America.

#plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth

This was a big issue during the ‘04 Presidential campaign, because John Kerry was a member of VVAW and a big participant in the Fulbright hearings. Anger still runs high over this even all these years later, and right-wing groups bought a lot of air time to discredit Kerry and smear his service record.