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Captain America fanvid: “A Thousand Miles” by rhoboat
Source: Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Music: “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton
Notes: Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson
Warnings: Action movie violence, some flashing images
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Do you think time would pass me by?

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Why do you ship Bucky/Sam?? They only had like half a minute together in the movie... that's really not enough time to justify a ship lol
rhoboat77 rhoboat77 Said:



ah yes

they have never



been presented together

in a format/universe

outside of captain america: the winter soldier

regardless of the fact

that their characters in that movie

came from a comic book series

and their relationship in that comic book series

spans far

far longer

than a (exactly) 20 second movie scene


my heart belongs to Sam/Steve, but look at this awesome collection of Bucky/Sam <3



(Includes some spoilers)

On Mako and Stacker’s relationship

In the beginning when Mako is introduced to Raleigh, she says “Imeji to chigau,” to Stacker, meaning “(he) is different than I thought.” When I heard her say this, I thought it was weird for her to use such informal language towards her superior. If she were actually talking to her superior, she would have said “Imeji to chigaimasu," which would be a more formal way of saying so. I thought it was a minor slip-up with the script, as not many writers look too much into the culture basics of foreign languages when writing dialogue (although towards Raleigh, she speaks formally). Later on we find out that she is actually his adoptive daughter, and I realized why she used such informal language. Although in English, she may speak to Stacker in a way of talking to her superior, in Japanese, her mother tongue, she uses an informal, friendly way of talking to Stacker, her father figure. 

I love that the movie paid attention to this. I loved the little ways it became clear that he, as her adoptive dad, didn’t force her out of her native language or culture, but instead tried to adopt some of it with her, in a respectful way. He speaks Japanese with her—does she speak Japanese to anyone in this movie besides him, apart from the response to Raleigh?—he bows in greeting, etc. She’s speaking English with him when updating him as her superior about the candidate trials, but when she starts to get angry and beg for the chance he promised her, she switches to Japanese. When he’s telling her “More control” during the fight, he does it in Japanese but he calls her “Miss Mori” like a superior would. It’s this really great mix of informal family intimacy and the formality of their now professional relationship, and it shows a lot of mutual respect. These little moments revealed the closeness of their relationship, the way their family bond is intertwined with the formal rank structure, the way they’ve built a solid family of two, in really subtle ways. 

It is little things like this that surprised me in a thoroughly pleasant way about the movie, and are why I really liked it a lot. I like that the movie took *time* to pay attention to these things, took time to give us little moments whose implications mean a lot for the characters, amidst the dinosaur-punching. 

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A Steve is a Steve no matter how small.

A Steve is a Steve no matter how tall.

Really highlights how much of a difference Bucky would have had to get used to.


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So I just told mneme where she could find the collected works of the GREATEST SHOW EVER, aka MATHNET, and since I’m sure some of y’all are as intensely nerdy as we are, here you go. Happy weekend and god bless us, every one.

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Throwback Thursday - Ever wonder how we filmed the opening crawl? Now you know.




Michael Fassbender loves James McAvoy tongue. Graham Norton demands to see it.

Were you ready? Graham wasn’t ready. None of us were ready.

That’s not even it, dude.

*panties gone*

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Janet van Dyne, a founding member of the Avengers and the person who gave it its name, appears to have been erased from the MCU. Not in the roster when Avengers came out back in 2012, Jan was set for another opportunity to be a part of the team when Marvel announced Ant-Man. Unfortunately, from the announcements yesterday, Jan van Dyne was not even mentioned but someone else was: Hope van Dyne, later corrected to “Hope Pym”, Hank Pym’s daughter. 

At best, Jan will either be a mention or a cameo or an easter egg. She will not be a part of the team she founded, she will not be a superhero. She’s either been swapped out for Hope Pym, who might take up the mantle because Marvel Studios thinks women are interchangeable, or she will be an easter egg at most. 

Janet van Dyne, the heart and soul of the original Avengers and of every Avengers team she’s been on throughout the years, has been erased from the MCU.

If that seems like a fucking shitty thing for Marvel to do to you, we’re tweeting out in the #JanetVanCrime hashtag. you can join us and stand up to yet another fucking erasure of a female character. Keep an eye on the #janetvancrime tag on tumblr for panels, livestreams, and links. Please don’t stay silent about this.

You can watch the Ant-Man panel here.

for every credit I want to give Marvel, they turn around and do this crap

as bad as making Victoria Hand a ‘woman in a refrigerator’ since while I never liked how she viewed Coulson or the team, I feel like she was created to be a plot point to a male’s story (hence the women in refrigerators reference)

what the hell, Marvel?

Okay I just want to defend Marvel for a moment.  20th Century Fox owns the X-Men, just like they own the rights to the Fantastic Four, which is why they’re making a reboot like Sony did for Spiderman or they’d lose the rights and those would go right back to Marvel central so they could be included in the franchise.

That being said, whenever Marvel makes a reference to ‘mutants’ they have to acknowledge and pay tribute to the X-Men franchise, currently owned by 20th Century Fox.  That’s why in AoS they call potential superpowered people ‘gifted individuals’ when they clearly just have mutant powers.

Another note, in the movie release date thing that’s been spreading around tumblr, they show the title card for “The Inhumans” in 2019, which is essentially Marvel’s reboot of mutants so they can start using that to explain superpowers again.

Jan was originally a mutant with the power to change size, Marvel cant acknowledge the existence of mutants without paying for it.  Jan isnt going to be an Avenger.

It’s simple when you think about it.

a) two mutants, wanda and pietro, are starring in the upcoming film, avengers: age of ultron. they are mutants. they are being called miracles.

b) janet van dyne is not a mutant in the 616, earth prime, first comics universe. she is a mutant in ultimates. 

c) what are you even talking about

d) are you saying they can’t do size changing heroes because that is LITERALLY WHAT ANT-MAN IS

You also have to remember that in order to have Jan, you have to have Hank. And he’s not a very nice person, what with him beating his wife and all.

What?  Why?

Most of the MCU has been more based on Ultimates, in terms of how they got their powers, even if they then went for more 616 personalities.  In Ultimates, Hank Pym developed his “Pym particles” by studying Janet’s mutation.  He got them from her.

We may not be able to have mutants in the MCU, but the presence of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch shows that the studio is willing to work around that.  Make her part alien.  Give her a lab accident.  Make her a fucking genius scientist like she was in Ultimates, and have her develop her own goddamn superserum.  Saying Janet requires Hank is like saying Tony requires Steve.  It’s nice to have them.  There is no requirement.

Janet Van Dyne was a founding Avenger.  She named the team.  She is a prominent, important female superheroine with actual super powers, who could have been played by an Asian actress (again, Ultimates), giving us a woman of color in a position of FUCKING AWESOME.  Saying “oh, we can’t have her without Hank, and we can’t change his character to have him not be a wife-beater, so we can’t have her” is not just uncool, it’s wrong.

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The Winter Soldier’s costume consists of a leather jacket, reinforced combat trousers, and boots. From an in-universe perspective, the main thing we have to consider here is that this costume is obviously not Bucky’s choice. It doesn’t look like normal clothes because it’s not for his personal comfort or convenience, it’s designed for efficiency. Also, he probably spends a fair amount of time being dressed and undressed by other people, much like how his hair and nails are probably cut by some lab tech whenever he’s defrosted from HYDRA’s cryofreeze. Actually, his hair is the only thing that doesn’t make sense in this context because long hair is not exactly practical in a combat situation, but I’ll allow it because that’s how he looks in the comics. Plus, the long hair makes him look less like 1940s Bucky and more like the Winter Soldier, hiding behind a curtain of sullen grunge misery.

From a design perspective, there are several things that I really enjoyed about the Winter Soldier’s leather jacket. Looking back at Bucky’s uniform in the first Captain America movie, it’s clear that it was part of the inspiration for the Winter Soldier’s costume. If you look at the button flaps along the front and the overall stockiness of the silhouette, you’ll see a lot of similarities. Also, the straps across the Winter Soldier’s chest make his jacket look kind of like a straitkjacket. A horrible straitjacket that is probably his only item of clothing and is used to strap him down to various lab benches so evil scientists can wipe his brain and force him to murder more people. THIS IS THE MOST DEPRESSING SUPERHERO MOVIE OF ALL TIME. Ugh. Even the Winter Soldier’s clothes are suffused with misery and horror, especially after you’ve seen him shirtless and strapped into that brainwashing machine, like a fragile sea creature whose protective exoskeleton has been forcibly removed.

Costuming and design in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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