You picked the wrong side, agent.
Depends on where you’re standing.
#no joke probably my favorite scene from this movie#that unnamed launch tech has no way to protect himself - this is runlow this is strike#he has no idea if he can depend on the people //around// him to protect him#but he still says no i’m not gonna do that#and he’s scared he’s so scared they all are#but shield isn’t some faceless shadowy organization (or //just// that)#shield is these people - these techs - these agents - sharon#they believe in something greater - not loyalty to captain america but to the ideal that he represents#a better world - the work they were doing (thought they were doing - //were// doing) despite hydra#and they’re gonna keep doing that - fighting for what is right standing up for what is right#and that starts right here with this one simple gigantic refusal#he stands up to the biggest toughest guy the one who could kill him easily and says no (silvertons)
I was almost in tears at the sequence where you juxtapose Cap talking about freedom, and the price you pay for it, while the loyal SHIELD agents (most of whom appear to be techs and administrators) try to delay the heavily armed, utterly ruthless STRIKE teams who’ve been coopted by HYDRA. Watching them give their lives to try to delay the launch, seeing the pilots mown down by the Winter Soldier before they can give Cap and Falcon art support, hearing that one middle aged, overweight guy shout “Don’t launch! Don’t launch!” as he runs toward a helicarrier despite the STRIKE team shooting him without a moment’s hesitation - it was one of the best moments in the film, and so utterly heartbreaking.
We’ll never know, but how much you want to bet that Steve learned the names of every single one of them and wrote their survivors a condolence letter? Or attended as many funerals as he could once he was out of the hospital? THESE were the heroes, the men and women who had nothing but their courage, and their love of freedom.
i love you all very much
Steve and Bucky’s Totally Awesome and Completely Serious Workout Mix
Turn Down for What DJ Snake ft. Lil Jon || Anaconda Nicki Minaj || Take It Off Ke$ha || Work Bitch Britney Spears || Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) Beyonce || She Wolf (Falling to Pieces) David Guetta ft. Sia || Born This Way Lady Gaga || Love is a Battlefield Pat Benatar || All About That Bass Meghan Trainor || I’ll Make a Man Out of You Mulan OST || Cups (When I’m Gone) Anna Kendrick || She Wolf Shakira || Empire State of Mind Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys || Titanium David Guetta ft. Sia || Raise Your Glass P!nk || Timber Pitbull ft. Ke$ha || Did It On ‘Em Nicki Minaj || Telephone Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce || Die Young Ke$ha || Locked Out of Heaven Bruno Mars || Countdown Beyonce || Party in the USA Miley Cyrus
Jim and Pam’s wedding (The Office 6.04)
"It’s like I waited my whole life for this one episode”
"Dear diary… Today a pretty lady asked me if I liked to dance, but I managed to play it cool and say no. This has been yet another successful interaction with a member of the fairer sex… I think it’s safe to say that I am an expert at ladies now. - Darcy”
BASIL SODA Bridal Collection 2014
*takes gulp of vodka straight from the bottle* my day was fine
I’ve seen a lot of discussion in fandom about the fact that Bucky has a draftee serial number. They argue that he couldn’t have made sergeant by 1943 if he’d been drafted after Pearl Harbor or that he should have been patriotic enough to enlist. What people don’t realize is that the draft began before the war. On September 16, 1940, President Roosevelt established the nation’s first peacetime draft. He pushed for the draft as a preparedness measure while simultaneously promising the mothers of America that their boys would not be sent to fight over seas. If Bucky was part of the first round draft pick in 1940, he’d have plenty of time in service to qualify for sergeant, especially if he saw action in Operation Torch during the North Africa campaign.
More importantly, Bucky being a draftee makes sense thematically. The Winter Soldier is set up as Captain America’s shadow archetype. They’re both living weapons but of a very different sort. Steve is a weapon with agency: he volunteered for the army and Project Rebirth, and decided who’s orders to follow and when to stop following them. Bucky on the other hand, was experimented on against his will and is brainwashed tortured into following HYDRA’s orders. The idea that it all began with him being drafted into military service is kind of perfect.
For more information about the draft in World War II, check out this article: Your Number’s Up!