Who had to stand outside the doors while Rhaella was raped and had to stop himself from stopping it.
Who was sickened by the thought of rape.
Who had to listen to his sister who he loved more than anyone else tell him her husband raped her repeatedly.
Who wanted the said man dead for raping his sister.
Who lost his hand after stopping a woman HE DIDN’T EVEN LIKE from being raped.
Who had a man beheaded for raping a woman.
Would never ever do what he did in that episode. He would never rape a woman. And no one, not even HBO show creators can tell me otherwise.
okay but, like. So let’s say Steve Rogers is the sun, pulling people into his orbit almost against their will, the guy that makes half of an extremely compromised and organized super spy organization go rabid and turn on itself because—well, Captain’s orders. You know who’s never…
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.
I get so offended anytime someone says “a ____ even Romanoff couldn’t ____” or something similar.
It doesn’t even matter the context. It could be something literally impossible for her to do. It could be “a giant golden elephant statue even Romanoff couldn’t lift and launch into the sun with her bare hands” and I’d still be sitting there fuming and internally screaming “how fucking dare you”.
she’s even badass when joking around
she’s never joking around
dont even go there, yo
wash your mouth three times before saying her name
and hope to god she doesn’t show up to kick your ass, cut your balls off and wear them around her neck
Sebastian Stan on Bucky’s mindset when he decides not to let Steve die
#this hurts all the more if you consider#that bucky- no#not bucky#but the winter soldier#has never protected a damn thing#he was used as a weapon and only a weapon#the winter soldier isn’t //programmed// to protect but to survive#push forward#find the mark#eliminate the target#he’s not looking out for those fighting with him in that scene on the highway#there’s blood in the air and he’s busy tracking the scent#he hasn’t protected anything in decades#not since#in fact#the last time he was with steve before everything changed#his priority had always been to protect steve and even amongst a million instincts to destroy that protective drive returned#’i’m with you ‘till the end of the line’ he thinks and doesn’t know if those words are his own or an echo of the ones steve had spoken earlier#but here at least is a line he can somehow understand- finally#after so many years iwth the line between bucky barnes and the winter soldier being so agonizingly terrifyingly blurred#here’s something that makes sense (via ofelrond)
- book one: professor mcgonnagal and the you put a WHAT in our WHERE albus
- book two: professor mcgonnagal and the we have a WHAT IN OUR WHERE ALBUS
- book three: professor mcgonnagal and the ministry is sending us WHAT because of WHO
- book four: professor mcgonnagal and the ARE YOU SHITTING ME ALBUS
- book five: professor mcgonnagal and the we have WHO telling us to do WHAT
- book six: professor mcgonnagal and the albus do something NO NOT THAT
- book seven: professor mcgonnagal and the I FINALLY GET TO BLOW SHIT UP THANK YOU WIZARD GOD