"Money can’t make you happy"
WELL IT SURE AS HELL AINT GONNA MAKE ME SAD
Sebastian Stan hair appreciation
Steve Rogers + Drawing
Steve Rogers drawing things is one way of seeing it.
Another is THAT STAB TO HEART AS YOU REALIZE THAT STEVE ROGERS IS BLEEDING INSIDE AND BECAUSE HE WON’T BLEED ON OTHER PEOPLE HE POURS IT OUT ON TO THE PAPER.
OR DESTROYS HIS PUNCHING BAGS TO FINE POWDER.
Seriously, that first gif where the film cannot make it clearer that this is exactly how Steve sees himself at this point of time. All he ever wanted is to serve and do his part — but his nation doesn’t want him, they wanted an army of him. Without that, he’s utterly useless to them, super serum be damned (“All I got is you. You’re not enough”). He’s paraded around and trying not to fake his smiles, he gets mooned at, thrown with tomatoes on stage — but he just sucks it up because he’s not wavering from his objective, that is to help. So if helping means being a dancing monkey (“Bond sales take a ten percent bump in every state I visit”), then so be it. And hey, it’s a lot better than being a lab rat.
And because I can’t talk about this without talking about Peggy — all it takes is only for one person to keep believing in your worth, to make you have faith in yourself again, and Peggy is that person to Steve here. Dr. Erskine is dead, Bucky is currently at the frontlines
and getting tortured, so Peggy is literally the only one left in the world at the moment who’s able to look at Steve right in the eye and tell him, that he’s meant for more than this. And they’re not mere words, Peggy risks everything that she has ever worked her whole life for, just to give him this one chance to prove himself.
You cannot tell me that this is not how it would go 70 years later too — when Steve Rogers took over SHIELD’s PA system and announces to his comrades that they have his deepest faith, to prove themselves and do the right thing despite the cost. The dignity of a choice. Peggy & Steve are so completely synchronized in their principles and worldviews that even if there’s no romance between them, they’re already so inextricably connected and nothing could break that bond.
As for the second gif, it’s a reminder that this is a man who has woken up in a whole new world that has left him behind completely, and he’s resolved to play catch up and embrace it anyway. But he’s allowing himself a moment of heartache here — in the form of a drawing in a corner of a placemat, with buildings squeezing against each other so tightly that you cannot see the sky anymore, compared to the open and freely placed sketches in the first example. It’s the crushing loneliness of knowing that everyone has passed him by in the blink of an eye — and at the same time understanding that he would still need to go out there and soldier on and make peace with his life.
The Garden of Adonis - Amoretta and Time (and details) by John Dickson Batten (1860-1932)
oil on canvas, 1887
Tom Hiddleston in The Gathering Storm (2002)
in sickness and in health, season premieres and finales
By far the stupidest criticism of the new Thor is ‘no where in Norse mythology is Thor a woman, stop messing with mythology.’
Right, because Norse mythology is just fucking filled with stories about Thor hanging out with Iron Man and Captain America at the Avengers Tower.
The suicide of her only son Crown Prince Rudolf at the age of 30 devastated Sissy
She spent the last ten years of her life restlessly travelling, invariably dressed in black.
- me: i want the thing
- someone: i'll buy you the thing
- me: nonono i can't let you do that
Are you ever super obsessed with something for a while and then it fades out into you casually liking the thing and then something triggers it and suddenly it’s back to full blown obsession