Anonymous asked
could you elaborate on "this is my favourite interpretation of bucky barnes"? personally, i read the winter solider as being a version of bucky with all the good cut out and all the ugly multiplied. but despite all the "dirty work" he did during the war, i don't think he would have ever become the winter soldier independent of hydra's brainwashing. also: do you think that anyone has the foundation for the ws programming? do you think steve would? really curious about your thoughts on this!

ilvalentinos:

yes???? to the first question, i’ll get to the second in a bit. i think it’s mostly like - without detracting too much from the horror of what happened to him, i think there’s an element of him that isn’t - more inclined towards what the winter soldier was forced to become, but an element that meant the bridging wasn’t TOO hard, wasn’t TOO different from what he was doing before. providing look out for his squadron, pulling a trigger and watching a man die two hundred meters away - so far away that you don’t even see the blood; the motive or the reasoning behind it isn’t the same as a political assassination using the same tactic, but the action itself - that’s not that different? it depends, i think, on what kind of conditioning that hydra was doing in universe (because we never got too much information on exactly what the electric chair did); they wiped his memories, but it’s obvious that they couldn’t wipe all of it. so i’m inclined to believe that saving steve and at least some of those sniping skills came from muscle memory - which means that the foundations for the winter soldier was laid before they ever got their hands on him.

so yes, dirty work and the ugly multiplied; i don’t think he could have ever become the winter soldier without hydra, but think about what he was going to do after the war - he was too good, had too much training and expertise for them to let him go. and what else was he going to do? if he had lived and lived through the cold war, i think he could have been persuaded to do increasingly shady shit as long as he believed that there was justification for it. the stuff that steve wouldn’t do and steve couldn’t do, but backed with an ideology that steve believed in and told to him in asides; i think he could have bought it. i think he would have done it, at least fractionally. so even if he never became the winter soldier by himself, just the trajectory of his life so far - the practicality and the pragmatism, it would have brought him pretty close.

which i think answers your second question? which is that just skills wise, not everybody could have. steve would have the physical make up for it, but it all depends on the conditioning. i think that after seventy years even steve would have broken; i think anybody would.

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spicyshimmy:

iron bull with a tiny little kitten though

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rottingpizza:

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rottingpizza:

yndr-the-sea . psd

uh….. uuuhhhhhh………i’m sure firefighter makoto also has a killer whale mode

cthulhu-with-a-fez:

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I have worked too hard for too long to get here, and I am NOT going to jeopardize it for some garbage boy who got lucky! Got it?

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anarchydiver:

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A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.

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aconnormanning:

prokopetz:

anarchydiver:

The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.

PHOTOGRAPHY BITCHES

A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.

These are some fun fucking facts

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Can’t even shout, can’t even cry
The Gentlemen are coming by
Looking in windows, knocking on doors
They need to take seven and they might take yours
Can’t call to mom, can’t say a word
You’re going to die screaming but you won’t be heard.

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12345drizzy:

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bryankonietzko:

michaeldantedimartino:

12345drizzy:

Maybe the greatest gif i have ever come across!

Love this!

HAHAHA! Hardest working fans in the business.

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I have never been prouder to be Canadian

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my favorite thing about writing is coming up with an entire storyline and characters and setting in my head and not writing it down

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