FITZ WHAT. OH MY GOD.
fuck, someone hold me.
I love my fiance. He can’t watch AOS without complaining about the military uniforms and gear. He’s like, “THOSE GUYS CAN’T HAVE FACIAL HAIR.” God bless him.
Finally watching the new Agents of Shield season…and Grant Ward gives me the heeebie jeebies.. 8|
Which is good, I guess; I mean the whole premise of this show is pretty terrifying.
But as long as I get to see Agent May kick lots of ass, I’ll be good.
"All anime is the same"
Let me explain you a thing
a major catastrophe causes the brown-haired protagonist to join an organization with matching uniforms and characters of varying personalities, heights and sexual orientations that exists for a seemingly straightforward purpose while also struggling with a hidden aspect of their identity that can be helpful but also makes things complicated in unexpected ways
70,000 USD does seem like a lot, which is why many of our users may be surprised to find out that in 2015, the OTW will need 75,000 USD just to replace old servers and expand capacity! The OTW’s annual budget for 2014 is 221,863.44 USD, and 70% of that goes directly to servers, collation, and staff development for AO3. The remaining 30% of our 2014 budget funds Fanlore, Legal Advocacy, Open Doors, and Transformative Works and Cultures; covers administrative costs; allows for outreach and membership development (such as our thank you gifts and shipping); and provides opportunities for professional development and training for personnel. All of these things help the OTW protect and celebrate fans and fan culture.
I find it amazing that people think that’s a lot of money to ask. It’s incredibly expensive to fund such heavily used and non ad supported websites, and that before anyone even gets paid for their work. I am definitely donating what I can to this drive, and I hope if you have a few dollars spare and benefit from Archive of Our Own, or any of their projects you will consider donating as well.
Servers are cost legit quantities of money
a Møøse once bit my sister
Nø realli! She was Karving her initials øn the møøse with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law-an Oslo dentist and star of many Norweigian møvies: “The Høt Hands of an Oslo Dentist”, “Fillings of Passion”, “The Huge Mølars of Horst Nordfink”..
that little guy from brooklyn…
Julie Andrews for the Broadway play The Boy Friend, 1956
Here’s something interesting, for all you RPers who ever had a chance to question Steve’s religious denomination/affiliation. All you need to know is in his tags.
The ones shown above are the official dog tags Chris Evans wore from Captain America: The First Avenger. (You can see them swinging when he dives for the dummy grenade, for example.)
Want to know how to read them? It’s pretty simple:
- First Name, Initial, Surname
- Serial #, tetanus, toxoid, blood type
- Next of Kin
- Address for next of kin
- Address, Religion
Note that little ‘P’ down in the bottom right of the tag.
Steve is Protestant.
We don’t know which denomination, but we do know he isn’t Catholic or Jewish. During World War II, there were only three religions represented on soldier’s dog tags: “During World War II, a dog tag could indicate only one of three religions through the inclusion of one letter: “P” for Protestant, “C” for Catholic, or “H” for Jewish (from the word, “Hebrew”),or (according to at least one source) “NO” to indicate no religious preference.” [Source]
Also, for extra heartbreak, note the lack of address. Steve was alone, completely alone. He had no next of kin, save for perhaps Bucky, and because Bucky was already enlisted, there’s no next of kin or permanent address on the dog tag.
Try not to cry yourself to sleep over that.
question: since steve has no permanent address i would assume bucky doesn’t either, and since there was no indication he has a sister in mcu, where would they be sending that condolence letter the general was talking about?
of course steve is fucking type O blood
the blood type that can donate to every other blood type
and no one can give him blood, unless they’re his type
I apparently have 1500 words’ worth of thoughts about the notion that Steve is Protestant, and you can read them here because I didn’t want to crash this post if people aren’t actually interested in church history, Protestant privilege, Steve Rogers, and why I think these tags are misprinted/incorrect.
Oh thank GOD for once in my ENTIRE LIFE the Captain America fandom is not able to kill me with feelings. Okay, granted, we know Steve doesn’t actually have next of kin, but that’s not why nobody’s listed on his tags: they actually stopped listing next of kin at all on dog tags in July 1943, which is also the year of the events in the film (Steve gets the serum in June, I think?), so by the time Steve reaches the European theater, both Steve and Bucky would most likely have been issued tags that show only the info above.
Also possibly an error on the prop tags though is that officers’ serial numbers are supposed to begin with O- and none of them actually began with 9. (There’s a good breakdown of the various prefixes and things here.) Which I think brings up two questions:
- Could a leading digit of 9 actually indicate something else entirely in the Marvel universe, like that Steve is with the SSR?
- Does Steve not have the O- prefix because he was never actually officially commissioned as a Captain, that’s just a dumb stage name, he only became an actual Captain through like sheer willpower? Everybody called him “Captain” and saluted and some clerk somewhere finally just went YOU KNOW WHAT FUCKING FINE. THERE I CHANGED THE PAPERWORK CONGRATULATIONS YOU’RE AN OFFICER NOW.
(I also always wondered about who exactly Bucky’s condolence letter would have gone too, but he mentions his parents in that flashback in Cap 2 and if I’m interpreting that dialogue correctly it sounds like he lives with them and wants Steve to stay with his family; do we have any reason to think they’re not still alive when Bucky’s serving in Europe? I mean I love the Steve and Bucky live together thing as much as anyone but it doesn’t seem like that’s actually the case in the MCU? Or have I got that all wrong?)
steve ‘i can do this all day’ rogers
steve ‘i don’t know when to quit’ rogers
steve ‘i’m not going to fight you you’re my friend’ rogers
My method to smooth out Wonderflex and/ Worbla for painting. Cross posted from my blog.