thebestpersonherelovesbucky:

This scene shows so much of who Sam Wilson is. Just before this, he and Steve were joking around with one another (Sam very obviously trying not to fanboy). Then Steve tells him it’s nice to have met him and goes to go on his way. But Sam can see more to Steve than Steve has let on to anyone. Steve is suffering. From just a few moments of conversation, lighthearted and teasing conversation at that, Sam can recognize that. So he pulls him back in with his “It’s your bed, right?” question. He wants to give Steve an open line of communication. He gives Steve the opportunity to relate to him and then let’s him know through a simple comment that he works down at the VA. Sam knows it’s best to not just come out and suggest to Steve that he should come down and talk to him, even though he thinks it will do some good. So he just says he works there in passing, and sort of suggests him coming down there as a favor to him. 

In just this brief interaction, Sam is able to see the pain in Steve, establish a clear line of communication, set up basic trust, and even let him know that he’ll be there for him when he’s ready to talk. And ultimately, Sam does become one of the few people Steve readily, and heavily, relies on. 

Sam Wilson is incredible. 

hils79:

Howard Stark Appreciation Post.

Okay, so apparently I have a lot of Howard Stark feelings which I didn’t really realise until I saw this post.

Howard gets a lot of hatred from MCU fans because of the way he treated Tony when Tony was a kid. And, you know, I get it. I really do.

But what I find interesting is how Howard went from being the pretty decent guy we see in Captain America to the shitty dad we hear Tony describe in Iron Man 2.

I was talking about this recently with caedesdeo while we were watching Captain America and we had some thoughts.

First thing to consider is that Howard likely had Tony when he was older. Let’s say he was in his 20s during Captain America. In Iron Man 2 we see Howard giving his World of Tomorrow talk for the 1974 expo where we see a young Tony interrupting. Howard would be in his 50s by then and Tony, judging by how he looks was probably born some time in the 1960s when Howard would have been in his 40s. 

Couple that with the fact that in Iron Man Tony explains to Christine that his father worked on the Manhattan Project that means that by the end of the war not only had Howard lost Steve but he’d also Seen Some Shit. I don’t consider Steve and Howard to have been particularly close friends but look at the broken look on Howard’s face in that last gift. That is the look of a man who has witnessed the devastating destruction of a weapon he helped create coupled with the fact that the one thing he helped create that was a source of good (Steve) was lost before the war ended. 

Long story short the war fucked up Howard more than we will ever know. He still tried, though. He founded SHIELD with Peggy to try and be a source for good but he was pretty much devoted to making weapons from that point forward. 

Now, this is just my fan theory, but after what happened with Steve I wonder if Howard was worried about ruining something else that he helped create which is why he kept Tony at a distance. He can’t fuck Tony up if Tony isn’t around to be fucked up.

It’s just a shame that keeping Tony at a distance fucked him up anyway.

But, yeah, I have a lot of Howard Stark feelings. 

(Source: thecaptainrogers)

defilerwyrm:

defilerwyrm:

defilerwyrm:

Hey folks, y’all know by now I don’t post this sort of thing very often, but this one’s close to home. Literally.
This is Fred, and he got dumped. Also literally. As in someone abandoned him by throwing him out of a moving truck. My mom took him in, nursed him back to health, and gave him basic obedience training. He turned out to be a happy, eager-to-please mutt with a huge heart. Mom turned him over to a friend who trains PTSD service dogs for military veterans, and Fred did great, but just as he was about to be placed with a vet another stroke of bad luck bombed him out: the x-rays from his health exam.
Fred has hip dysplasia, a painful deformity of the pelvis that causes the back legs to not quite fit into their sockets. It causes lameness, arthritis, loss of coordination, a lot of pain, and can lead to disc ruptures. Fred doesn’t have arthritis yet, but he’s already showing pain on the right.
Fred’s HD was caught early enough that surgery will allow him to live pain-free; it runs $1000-1100, though, and that’s more than my parents or Mom’s friend can afford on their own. They’re still looking for a good home in Central Texas, too; he’s neutered, bug-free, trained (obviously), and he’s great with kids, other dogs, cats, and as my mom puts it, “anyone with a kind word for him”. Most of all right now though (as you’ve probably guessed) they’re looking for donations for his surgery.
Here’s the link to Fred’s GoFundMe. If you can’t donate, please at least reblog. Thanks, Tumblr. ♥

UPDATE: FRED HAS FOUND A HOME! But he’s still in need of surgery, so here we are….

UPDATE #2: "If we can raise enough money to make it to 50%, we can schedule his surgery and make payments for the remaining half. "

defilerwyrm:

defilerwyrm:

defilerwyrm:

Hey folks, y’all know by now I don’t post this sort of thing very often, but this one’s close to home. Literally.

This is Fred, and he got dumped. Also literally. As in someone abandoned him by throwing him out of a moving truck. My mom took him in, nursed him back to health, and gave him basic obedience training. He turned out to be a happy, eager-to-please mutt with a huge heart. Mom turned him over to a friend who trains PTSD service dogs for military veterans, and Fred did great, but just as he was about to be placed with a vet another stroke of bad luck bombed him out: the x-rays from his health exam.

Fred has hip dysplasia, a painful deformity of the pelvis that causes the back legs to not quite fit into their sockets. It causes lameness, arthritis, loss of coordination, a lot of pain, and can lead to disc ruptures. Fred doesn’t have arthritis yet, but he’s already showing pain on the right.

Fred’s HD was caught early enough that surgery will allow him to live pain-free; it runs $1000-1100, though, and that’s more than my parents or Mom’s friend can afford on their own. They’re still looking for a good home in Central Texas, too; he’s neutered, bug-free, trained (obviously), and he’s great with kids, other dogs, cats, and as my mom puts it, “anyone with a kind word for him”. Most of all right now though (as you’ve probably guessed) they’re looking for donations for his surgery.

Here’s the link to Fred’s GoFundMe. If you can’t donate, please at least reblog. Thanks, Tumblr. ♥

UPDATE: FRED HAS FOUND A HOME! But he’s still in need of surgery, so here we are….

UPDATE #2: "If we can raise enough money to make it to 50%, we can schedule his surgery and make payments for the remaining half. "

twofingerswhiskey:

explosive-tardis:

twofingerswhiskey:

MY BROTHER TOLD ME HIS TEACHER SAID “WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD” IS ACTUALLY A JOKE SAYING THAT PEOPLE WHO WALK INTO TRAFFIC TO KILL THEMSELVES ARE COWARDS

THE CHICKEN IS A PERSON

CROSSING THE ROAD IS WALKING INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC

OH MY GOD THAT IS NOT FUNNY AT ALL

And the punchline is a metaphor for the afterlife

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