The Winter Soldier is introduced as this ghost, as this iconic dreaded assassin, and when you see him fully for the first time in the kitchen it’s terrifying. He does seem like an equal villain to Pierce … and then it’s all. fucking. subverted. and made horrific. that childlike docility in his face in the midst of all that violence, accepting that bit in his mouth, that backhand, it’s all haunting.
you realize just what this is. making people into living weapons at the cost of their humanity isn’t badass or cool or legendary. it’s a sacrifice. it’s a corruption. it’s a greek fucking tragedy. [x]
Does that mean he’s never heard of “Science Bros,” an Internet subculture celebrating the friendship of Bruce Banner and Tony Stark, the characters Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. played in The Avengers?
“No, what is that?” he asked.
And then the giggles began.
“Yes! It’s me and Robert! Look at this! There’s thousands of them!” Ruffalo tried to contain himself. “It’s called the Science Bros. This is awesome. I’ve never heard of it. Why hasn’t anyone told me about that?”
“So, are they all quasi-homoerotic?” he asked. “Like tinged with … ” Yup. “That’s cute!”
Is he now a Science Bros shipper, then? “Yeah! I love it; it’s awesome,” Ruffalo enthused. “I endorse it 100 percent. You know what it is? It’s open-source creativity.”
Ruffalo couldn’t wait to drop his newfound knowledge bomb on Downey Jr. “I’m going to call him and tell him, and he’s going to laugh his ass off,” Ruffalo said. “He’ll love that.”
ok, ok so this is more than Bucky asking Steve to move in with him:
All you gotta do is shine my shoes, maybe take out the trash…
he’s asking Steve to move in with him rent-free. how much you want to bet Steve was going to art school at the time - so on top of having his mother die, he was going to have to quit school to support himself. And there’s Bucky saying you don’t have to do this alone, let me help with what I have…
#(also for the love of god somebody tell us what year this is supposed to be) (via legete)
hardboiledmeggs and I were discussing this, and she suggested mid-1930s, based on Bucky’s hair (slicked back) and attire. Can’t see it here, but he’s wearing a wide tie, and a (double-breasted?) suit with wide lapels, so I would guess around 1938, which is when the heavily padded shoulders and wide trousers came into vogue (in part due to the popularity of gangster films, which is what I thought of when I saw Bucky’s outfit). For reference, that makes Steve 19 and Bucky 20 when the scene takes places.
I’d just like to state my deep appreciation that someone dated this thanks to fashion history. God bless fandom.
What’s interesting about good and moral people is that they actually have to try and function in a word that isn’t. And the older you get, the more interesting that becomes. Because it’s also the hardest thing to do in the world. (x) (x)