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Hannah. Han for short, as in Solo.
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"And these are your only two options?"
How many times do you think Peggy has looked at a no-win scenario in her life and said those exact words?
Growing up she learned she could either be a mother or a wife. Trying to help the war effort she learned she could either be a nurse or work in weapons production. In 1946 she was told she could either become a glorified secretary or find a job outside intelligence.
Peggy Carter spends her entire life finding ways to circumvent the box. She’s looked society in the face, and over and over again she’s challenged it, questioned it, and outsmarted it, even triumphed over it. And it’s because she has the audacity, always, to raise her eyebrow and refuse to be silenced, and because she isn’t ever too afraid to ask the question that matters to her most: and these are your only two options?
This is glorious because, well… I know women like this. We all do. We all know women who look at the shit choices life has given them and say: Are these my only options? I will make my own then. And this is why Peggy is my fav. She is kick ass and brilliant and walks into a room and everyone turns. But also she is a hero that I can relate to, believe in, strive to become. She looks at the world around her and says, I want better, I deserve better and she changes the rules of the game. And while she’s doing it, she’ll inspire you to do the same for yourself.
Now that’s a hero I’ll follow into battle any day, because she’s real and if I watch her closely, she’ll teach me how to lead the next time.
#steve rogers is a little shit okay#he loves seeing people get what’s coming to them#LOOK AT THIS MAN#he’s like#’aw yeah you thought she wouldn’t hit you cause she’s a dame’#’JOKES ON YOU ASSHOLE’#’SHE JUST KNOCKED YOU ON YOUR ASS’#’OH MAN SHE’S GREAT’ - via justawordshaker
Fun Fact: If you look up “baddest bitch” in the dictionary, the definition is simply a picture of Peggy Carter.
If you guess incorrectly as to who it is, the picture punches you in the face.
do you think the russo borthers hate joss whedon? they are so careful with steve’s character development and then joss whedon is just like “haha he’s old” and then jerks it to tony stark
I might even, when this is all over, go dancing.
Every time I watch Winter Soldier and Steve tells Natasha he’s kissed since 1945, I’m like, “You liar!” because he clearly hasn’t been dating since he woke up so like, what, we’re really supposed to believe that Steve Rogers is hitting the DC bars and making out with random strangers?? He could barely ask Sharon out for coffee.
But then I just realized: What if he was telling the truth and it was Peggy? What if the first time Steve visited Peggy and she had her true first you’re alive! moment, he said the thing about how he couldn’t leave his best girl and then he kissed her? What if Steve’s last kiss before the ice and first kiss after it were both Peggy?
no but seriously
look at Steve’s face after Erskine says “good becomes great, bad becomes worse.”
THAT IS NOT THE FACE OF A MAN THINKING ABOUT ALL HIS GOOD QUALITIES
That is a man taking stock of every single moral deficiency in his character and immediately finding himself wanting.
This right here is why I need more fic of Steve being utterly aware of all his worst qualities. This is why I need more fic of Steve being imperfect. I wanna see him be hyper-critical of shit and I want it to be shit entirely unrelated to Bucky. Wanting Bucky in the sack and not saving Bucky from falling are not the only things Steve can kick himself over okay
Doesn’t matter what time period Steve Rogers is from he is not ‘really gay and just using Peggy to stay in the closet’ stop erasing his relationship with her you gross fucks.
I used to really hate the scene in CA:TFA where Peggy storms off after catching Steve and Pvt Lorraine, you know, the one where Steve accuses Peggy of fucking Howard. I used to want to scream “MY BB STEVE WOULD NEVER” because Steve ugh stop being an idiot you’re better than this. But I started thinking about it and honestly, no matter what excuses my gut wants to make, Steve is clearly not better than this. He has some shitty attitudes that he falls back on in moments of weakness. My fave is problematic in a way that makes sense, but he’s called out on it, and I like that better.
(Although tbh, I wish there had been a scene where Steve explicitly apologizes for being a jerk,
along with more Howling Commandos footage.)
People tend to be quick to forget what it’s like to have it tough when they have it easy, and I think this is a scene where Steve really forgot where he came from. Steve had the super-soldier serum magically to turn him into the “ideal man,” and suddenly, for the first time in his life, he’s taken seriously. He’s riding high on people rewarding his bravery instead of bashing his face in for it.
But Peggy? Peggy’s exactly the same as she was before she met Steve. She still has to work twice as hard as her colleagues to get maybe half the recognition. She has to prove to her superiors that she deserves her job every single day. She has to fight for her place in the military structure, for the assignments she’s more than capable of doing. She’s put blood, sweat, and tears into her work, and she thought she found a kindred spirit in Steve. Not only that, but she wants to believe that Steve is better than everyone else. After all, if there’s one man like Steve, and if Steve can find people he trusts, maybe there are actually more men like Steve, and maybe things are starting to look up for Peggy.
So when Steve pulls that shit, she’s just disappointed.
People have been treating him like a Perfect Soldier, i.e., a Real Man (TM) for months now. They’ve had him acting the part for so long that he probably started to believe it. Before, he became accustomed to being trampled over, shoved to the side, overlooked, etc., so he’s not used to having the power to hurt people. I don’t even think it occurred to him that’s a thing that could happen after the serum. He assumed that he could stay the same by acting according to what he feels is right based on how people are treating him (like he always has). What Steve failed to notice is that by nature of receiving his new body and the superhuman physical power that came with it, he was also given incredible amounts of social power, such that the world is no longer picking fights with him. He has to learn that he’s not always in the right just by nature of who he is anymore. And Steve fucks it up, not because Steve himself is a failure or a bad person, but because he forgets.
Because you don’t just become a good person because someone tells you that you have the capacity for it. A good
manperson is not something you are simply by nature of being. It’s not even about making a choice to be a good man, or wanting to be one. It’s a series of choices that you have to be continually making.
So THANK GOD for Peggy standing up to Steve, for getting in his face and saying, “check yourself before you wreck yourself, Rogers.”