HM THEMES
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becks28nz:

Doomsday by overflow8
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clcero:

i dont even have guilty pleasures anymore i just like stuff and if people have a problem with that they can go fuck themselves

mcumeta:

Bucky Barnes: Captain America’s first shield

The more I rewatch (because that’s never going to stop happening), the more I see what was enhanced in Bucky. When he’s liberated from Zola, the first questions he asks are entirely about Steve’s well-being. He, the man who was beaten and tortured and imprisoned, wants to make sure his friend is all right. He wants to take care of him, even when he can barely stand.
 
So here’s my expanded theory: the serum takes what makes a man good or bad and amplifies it to the Nth degree. So Steve, who is just and good and fair-minded, becomes even more so. But Bucky? What do we know about Bucky? We know that his first and foremost priority in New York was to keep Steve safe. His protective instincts are epic, and in the deleted scene, he’s doing the same for the rest of the 107th.

Bucky is a protector. It’s what he did back in the day. He protects that which he considers his, in this case, Steve.

So when this corrupted serum was put into him, it took this loyalty and protectiveness and turned it up to eleven. And not just the emotions, but upped the ruthlessness with which he protected that which was his. If someone tries to kill the person that Bucky is protecting, he shows no hesitation in killing them first. He arms himself to protect Steve.

And this carries over to the Winter Soldier.

Not the loyalty, because that’s why they need to use their machines. But the fact that he will kill anyone who is a threat to his handlers. He isn’t loyal to them, not by choice. They use their machines to change his focus and make him protect them. He does everything he did for Steve for them now, because he still has that impulse to defend. It’s just that he’s now defending the people who turned him into a weapon. They took his mind and made him theirs, but they couldn’t change the person he was before, the protector.

The definition of shield is “a person or thing providing protection”. Long before Steve Rogers was Captain America, he already had a shield.

Chapters: 21/?
Fandom: Justified, Political Animals
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Tim Gutterson/Thomas “T. J.” Hammond
Characters: Tim Gutterson, Thomas “T. J.” Hammond, Rachel Brooks, Raylan Givens, Art Mullen, Margaret Barrish, Elaine Barrish, Douglas Hammond
Additional Tags: Crossover, Addiction, Closeted Character, Past Suicidal Thoughts, Sexual Content, Long-Distance Relationship, Texting, Drunk Texting, Intoxication, Religious Conflict, Homophobia, Dysfunctional Family, Families of Choice, Political Campaigns, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD
Summary:

Tim was in the Army when September 11th happened and they sent him to the shit in Afghanistan after that so he couldn’t really keep up with the Hammond kid anymore. He lost track of him, lost interest in tabloid bullshit too, and when he got back TJ was mostly out of the limelight.

Now, his mother is President and he’s coming to Lexington to talk to some kids about not doing drugs and Tim is on his protection detail.

It’s freaking surreal.

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ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.

There are no words.

are you fucking kidding me

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This isn’t the age of spies. This is not even the age of heroes. This is the age of miracles… and there’s nothing more horrifying than a miracle.

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miss-suz22:

I haz my very own baby Groot :D #needlefelt #groot #guardiansofthegalaxy

miss-suz22:

I haz my very own baby Groot :D #needlefelt #groot #guardiansofthegalaxy

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"…When the whole world was falling in on Steve, to find out that the one thing he thought he knew—that his bestfriend was dead—was not even true…it was just a great way to pull the final rug out from under him."

“That’s one of the reasons that this is perhaps more emotional than most comic book movies. Because we always decide, What’s the worst thing that can happen to your character? And it was pretty clear that the worst thing that can happen to our main character was: My best friend, who I thought was dead, is a killing machine.”

Captain America: The Winter Soldier audio commentary by directors Joe and Anthony Russo and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

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Hi, I’m Chris Pratt. I’ve been challenged by Bob Iger and Vincent D’Onofrio to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Gentlemen, I accept your challenge. Uh, now, that’s twice I’ve been challenged, so I’m gonna do it slightly different. Instead of doing one bucket of ice, what I’m going to do… I found this, it’s called Blue Ice Vodka and in lieu of the bucket of ice, I’ll be drinking this. (x)
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It reminded me of someone suffering from Alzheimer’s, and I had a chance to see that very up close and personal in someone I knew. That’s what that scene was. Watching someone go through Alzheimer’s you see them struggle to understand why they’re feeling what they’re feeling. They have glimpses of things they don’t completely get, so they’re very confused. They’re also extremely violent, they can be very violent. They can go from ‘You’re familiar’ to ‘You’re a threat to me’ - immediately. It’s hard. I just thought, for me, that character, when I was reading him on paper, very much reminded me of someone who, unfortunately, was struggling to understand what he feels and what he’s thinking.  Sebastian Stan