I might even, when this is all over, go dancing.
Genius billionaire playboy philanthropist by day, scruffy-looking nerf herder by night.
Hannah. Han for short, as in Solo.
Comic shop assistant manager. Opinionated with a side of nerdy. Iron Man junkie, Mass Effect activist, film critic, literary fiend, lover of tattoos and boys with earrings. Sometimes an artist, occasionally a writer, and always a connoisseur of bad fic.
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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.”
Imagine HYDRA kidnapping Peggy and Steve’s getting all geared up to rescue her, when Peggy walks in, machine gun in hand, dirty, a little worse for wear. With two words,
I want a story about Brooklyn residents and their POV after Steve moves back and is an Avenger and fighting and then coming home to Brooklyn and everyone simultaneously unfazed and blasé but also alternately super protective and proud of their hometown hero.
And like Steve is just there and he’s a neighbor and a helper and a participant in block parties and spaghetti dinner fundraisers and checks in on the elderly and carries boxes and furniture for people and helps with neighborhood watch and teaches self defense classes and speaks at the schools.
And when he’s fighting and the fighting comes to Brooklyn or people are targeting Cap and everyone is like out on the street with baseball bats and yelling and being super protective and Steve is just like what are you doing are you out of your minds go back into your homes and stay safe and the people of Brooklyn are like fuck no, we are going to help you whether you like it or not. This is our home and you’re OUR kid. Brooklyn born and bred, that shit doesn’t leave you. And you’re not leaving US again.
#BROOKLYNITES ACTIVELY STOPPING PAPARAZZI FROM TAKING SHOTS AT CAP WHILE HE’S JUST LIKE IN FUCKING STARBUCKS OR SOME SHIT? #and there’s a pap across the street and this lady with a baby carriage bumps into the pap just as he’s taking his shot #”not here” she tells him in a quiet voice #and the pap looks around and EVERYONE on the street is giving him dirty looks #home sweet home #captain america #steve rogers #do you ever cry (via philcoulson)
steve rogers was an irish-american with disabilities growing up in 30s new york in a gay neighborhood and some people actually believe he would be conservative
"with disabilities"? what disability does he have