OH MY GOD YOU GUYS. How have I never, ever seen this before?!
(hat tip to bethbethbeth01 for pointing this out!)
THIS IS THE PHIL THAT FURY RECRUITED!!!
Phil knows he’s not going to college. His mama wants him to but he’s seen the bills before she manages to hide them and he knows they can’t afford it. He’s got good grades but his reputation as a troublemaker won’t get him any scholarships. He’d tried to keep out of trouble for his mom’s sake but he couldn’t stand bullies and as a massively dorky short kid who was possibly a little indiscreet about his preference for kissing boys he saw more than his fair share of them. If he sometimes ended up with a black eye for his trouble it was worth it if next time they’d rethink picking on somebody who couldn’t defend themselves as well as Phil could. The point is he’s not going to college so he needs a job. His dad was in the army before he joined the police and so was Captain America; he’d be serving his country by following in their footsteps and if he could cover the rent for a couple months so much the better. So he goes to a recruitment office and they look him over and he’s a good candidate but the officer looks over his records and listens to Phil and thinks he might know of a better place for him. Phil’s driven to protect people, he thinks outside of the box, and he clearly has some leadership skills. So he calls his old army buddy Nick Fury who’s a senior agent at an intelligence agency and tells him to come look at this kid. Next time Phil shows up at the office Nick’s there. Now, Nick isn’t the director yet, he’s a senior agent, he’s got both eyes, and a leather jacket instead of a leather coat. So Nick gives his pitch tailored for Phil and although he’s given it a dozen times he knows that this is the right place for the man. Phil’s wary of this dude who seems to know everything about him (which is a good quality for a secret agent) and he’s a bit of a little shit but Nick can also see him trying to hidehow impressed he is that SHIELD is what the SSR became. Nick likes him immediately and is also aware that should he succeed in recruiting him he will be giving him headaches for the rest of his life. So Phil takes his card and tells Nick he’ll think about it but he’s already thrumming with the idea of following in Cap’s footsteps in a different way, in really doing some good in the world with his talents, of taking down bullies of a different sort. Six weeks later he’s unpacking his bags in a dorm room at the Academy he shares with a skinny boy named Felix and he sees that Nick (who he found out from his fellow cadets was tapped for assistant deputy director) had requested to be his SO and thinks that he’s finally found his place.
Thank you. I needed some way to make that one-off line work in my head because I was always taken with the idea of Phil and Marcus as Rangers that joined SHIELD together.
But I’m assuming they switched in up in the MCU to account for the obvious age disparity between Gregg and Jackson.
I love adding in Blake as Coulson’s roomie (mirroring real life)!
We’re not going back… Fury sent us these coordinates for a reason.
And what reason is that?
We are NOT agents of nothing! We are Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
And in this scene we see just how deeply Phil is hurting and OMG did I feel as close to tears as he was.
phil coulson + refusing to wear proper protective gear when going into dangerous situations
What is significant about fan fiction is that it often spins the kind of stories that showrunners wouldn’t think to tell, because fanficcers often come from a different demographic. The discomfort seems to be not that the shows are being reinterpreted by fans, but that they are being reinterpreted by the wrong sorts of fans - women, people of colour, queer kids, horny teenagers, people who are not professional writers, people who actually care about continuity (sorry). The proper way for cultural mythmaking to progress, it is implied, is for privileged men to recreate the works of privileged men from previous generations whilst everyone else listens quietly. That’s how it’s always been done. That’s how it should be done in the future, whatever Tumblr says.
But time can be rewritten. Myths can bend and change. Something new and exciting is happening in the world of storytelling, and fans are an important part of it.
My OTP <3
I won’t be able to see the movie until this weekend, and I’m sure I will love it.
seba-stan ‘s tumblr brings me joy.
they wanted Bucky in a pony tail.
i wanted Bucky in a pony tail.
so here is Bucky in a pony tail.
please do not steal or repost!
Then wipe him and start over.
But no, I want to talk about this. That look of fear and desperation he has. He knows what’s coming, and he knows he can’t stop it. He knows he’s on to something, and he is so confused. His face is like a child’s, he doesn’t know what’s going on, and it scares him. He’s used to not knowing the full information, but this is the first time he is conscious of it. And he knows the pain he’s about to go through. That look is not the look of a villain. It’s the look of a boy asking for help, and the only person who can give it to him is the person he’s going to have to kill.
That’s because Bucky Barnes was never a fucking villain. He was a tool that was used against his will. He had the power to make decisions stripped away from him. He did not choose this, nor would he have ever chosen this. Both in the comics and MCU.
I get so pissed off when people call him a villain and compare him to Loki because NO SHUT UP YOU;RE FUCKING WRONG.
Loki chose his path. Loki chose to throw a cosmic level temper tantrum and Loki chose to continue on his course. Bucky was NEVER EVER give then option to choose for himself. Any time his programming cracked, any time he fought or questioned his orders and his superior officers, he was put in stasis, had his memory completely wiped and was reprogrammed to ensure his mindless obedience.
"Project: Winter Soldier
Scientific Analysis, 7 June 1957
A comprehensive mental evaluation of Codename: Winter Soldier was conducted over the course of the past week. Diagnoses are varied, but most in Dept. X Science Team believe that his mental state is becoming unstable. In the three years since he was awakened from stasis, it appears his mind is seeking to fill in the holes in his memory or possibly rebelling against the implanted programming he received originally. The subject has recently begun to exhibit more than usual curiosity, even to the point of questioning orders from superiors, and once in the past month, he attacked a fellow operative, nearly killing him. On interrogation, he could not explain his actions.
One theory is that just as he has reflex-memories which allow him to be such an effective operative, he may also have a deeply buried sense of who he was, or at least of what kind of person he was. As such, this deeply buried idea may be causing him mental stress and triggering turmoil in his thoughts. Another theory, which is more disturbing, is that he may actually be remembering his previous life, though in small pieces only. It is therefore our recommendation that Codename: Winter Soldier be kept in stasis between missions, and that he undergo Mental Implantation at every awakening. We believe this will correct his instability issues, so he can continue to be of use to Department X.”
- Captain America Vol. 5 #11
Mikhail: ”<You forget your place, Winter Soldier. Comrade Karpov will hear of this!>”
Bucky: ”THEN LET HIM!”
Bucky: ”That was the first time they saw the cracks in their conditioning, so I was ‘put away’ between missions like Christmas decorations stashed in the attic. I continued as their killing machine and the real me was kept locked in my head for decades… Until Cap fixed me. And all the horrors I committed came rushing back like a tsunami. I might have put a bullet in my brain to quiet the ghosts… if not for Natasha.”
- Captain America & Bucky #624
Furthermore, he is remorseful for the things he was FORCED to do as the Winter Soldier. It haunts him and he feel GUILTY for everything as he remembers them.
This is not a villain. This was never a villain. James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes, aka The Winter Soldier, is not a villain. He is the slave of a villain, used, abused and used some more and then put in a glass tube to sleep until hey need him to kill things again.
And yes, the comic parallel DOES matter. Sebastian Stan read ALL the comics to get into character and Ed Brubaker oversaw the production of CA:TWS. It’s fucking relevent as shit. Because no matter if we’re talking about MCU or the comics, Bucky Barnes was still scooped out of a body of water by his ENEMIES, fitted with a cybernetic arm to replace the one he lost, brainwashed and forced to do someone else’s dirty work. And the minute he questioned his orders, they started all over again.
This is not a villain. It’s a slave. And I will never stop screaming about this.
Philinda moment in Turn, Turn, Turn .. this was more mindblowing to me, than Ward could or could not be a traitor.. coz i was kind of prepared for anyone who’d show a level of betrayal in that episode.. after seeing CATWS, i had trust issues.
but i never saw this coming.. we all know that Agent May had everyone’s back, esp. Coulson.. and then BOOM! this less than 2min vid broke my heart and at the same time, brought my faith in humanity.
May was shown as someone who was reluctant to be with this team. that she only agreed to driving the Bus. and then she joined the action in later episodes, mainly to watch Coulson’s back.
and then this scene, May had to tell Phil everything, from the beginning. how she was the one who assembled the team, all for his sake. it was pointed out from Pilot that the team is not an ideal mix, it makes sense now. in as much as she was under the orders of Director Fury, she did all that for him, to protect him. even if it would mean, he can never trust her again.
i’ve watched this scene a lot of times, and i still tear up.. she almost said “i love you” there.. instead, she plainly said “you mean a lot to me.. a lot.” and then her voice broke when she said “to hear you were dead..” i was in a puddle of tears, right there.
and as if those weren’t heartbreaking enough, Coulson answers with a “i wanna believe you. but you’ve used that against me this whole time.”
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Because I suspect Clint might have not realised how badass a handler Coulson was when they first met :D
The only other person allowed to touch Lola ;)
After reblogging Erebusodora’s Lola Phlint pic, I realized I never posted this photo manip I did a while ago.
A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, finds that the U.S. is no democracy, but instead an oligarchy, meaning profoundly corrupt, so that the answer to the study’s opening question, “Who governs? Who really rules?” in this country, is:
“Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts. Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association, and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But, …” and then they go on to say, it’s not true, and that, “America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened” by the findings in this, the first-ever comprehensive scientific study of the subject, which shows that there is instead “the nearly total failure of ‘median voter’ and other Majoritarian Electoral Democracy theories [of America]. When the preferences of economic elites and the stands of organized interest groups are controlled for, the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”
To put it short: The United States is no democracy, but actually an oligarchy.
If we had a truly independent and adversarial press in my country, this would be a big news story, but they still haven’t found that plane, so … whaddayagonnado right?
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