I’m with you till the end of the line.
This is literally the worst parallel to ever parallel in the history of parallels, I mean are you fucking kidding me.
it’s awful and the worst, but also it’s brilliant. because it’s not the serum or the spangly getup or even the shield that makes captain america: it’s steve rogers and his unshakeable faith in doing the right thing just because (precisely because) it’s the right thing to do. in ca:tfa, it is not without meaning that bucky’s death is the lynchpin of steve’s ironclad resolve to bring down hydra once and for all. the thing, though, the thing is that his faith is shaken enough that he goes down while bringing hydra to its knees, and he doesn’t make an effort to save himself.
fast-forward seventy or so years, and history repeats itself. i’m not sure steve went into that final battle knowing he’d die, willing to die; but i am sure that when he said, “don’t make me do this,” he wasn’t talking about killing bucky. it was never an option. they were always going to go down together, because what makes captain america is faith, and when steve tells the winter soldier to finish his mission it’s because he has given up.
i mean, if steve letting go of the shield (not dropping or losing; letting go, a calculated conscious gesture of surrender) ain’t symbolic enough, then this parallel should do the job.
If you find yourself sick with BAZ STAN FEVER but are new to it and unsure what to do about it, do yourself 13 favors and watch the CANCELLED TOO SOON series KINGS. I remember this was the first series I full blast cared about getting cancelled, and I’ve never forgiven anyone who had a hand in its early demize. I’ve been desperately in luv with Bazzy since 2k9 because of this show cuz all he does is act like a fuckin bitch and cry a lot and kiss boyz. UR GOOD AT SO MANY THINGS BAZZY STAN BUT CRYING A LOT WITH UR BEAUTIFUL BLEU EYES AND PINK PUFFY LIPS WILL ALWAYS BE UR TOP SKILL.
Erin liveblogged the entirety of Kings to me and it sounds I N C R E D I B L E . Just an entire show of Bazzy Stan fanfic agony, 24/7, 365.
To this day I still can’t tell if Jack is just a whiny puppet prince or was preparing to outmaneuver everybody when it got canceled.
i love that barrowman’s response also distances him from the contestant
"hahahaha women do laundry right john? you with me, john?"
"don’t lump me in with you, you fucking martian”
This is what I’m talking about when I keep saying that men have to deny the endorsement. This guy wanted Barrowman’s tacit support or agreement for his sexism, as part of bonding through humour. John went nope.
A tribute to Bucky Barnes. Because with him, Captain America would go to the end of the line.
Lyrics under the cut.