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!
Actual Disney Princess: Lupita Nyong’o
STOP BEING SO PRETTY I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
Today on Social Anxiety Theatre: mentally rehearsing elaborate justifications for completely innocuous actions just in case some hypothetical interlocutor demands an explanation.
Oh my god OTHER PEOPLE DO THIS TOO???
OH MY GOD I’M NOT ALONE
i love seeing girls close ranks when their fella is cheating, instead of defending him and attacking the other girls. like seriously. it warms my cold, cold heart so much.
i need the rest of this story, where did you put the body
I’ve always wanted to do this. I hope they all went out for ice cream later too.
i want an update on this
FORCED TO FLEE WITH HIS NAN
Alright. All this damned complaining about “ERMAGERD MAKE A BLERK WIDER MERVIE!!!!!!111!” i’ve finally had it with. Seriously, do you guys realize how terrible of a person Black Widow is? Do you have any clue?…
Since when is an “honorable life” the mark of of a good character? More problematic men have been heroes in movies since movies existed, let alone in the MCU.
Denying the only female Avenger in the MCU representation for any reason isdismissive, condescending, and turns a blind eye to the real issue. Female fans shouldn’t have to settle for one type of heroine being depicted on screen - let’s have all of them! Scarlet Witch, Storm, Black Widow, Wasp!
Regardless of Natasha’s possible issues, in the MCU canon or otherwise, a woman’s strength is not defined by her ability to make traditinoally ‘honorable’ choices. Women can be strong and honorable for a million different reasons, and women need to see this reflected in media.
Natasha does not need to prove to anyone that she has “inner strength.” Her manipulation, sense of self, and ruthlessness are all strengths, and if those don’t fit into a traditional idea of what a “strong,” “honorable,” “good” woman should look like, then she doesn’t fucking care. And that is exactly why we want more of her.
I spilled blueberry coffee all over my cubical and now the whole thing smells like blueberries.
….in my defense, it was black blueberry coffee.
hey i’m doing k!n drawings again! they’ll be in a style like > this < you can reblog this post with a ref, description or message me :) it’s okay if i’ve drawn you before, and i’m willing to do a lot of these, so don’t worry! i’ll draw as long as i get requests
Academy Award Winner Emma Thompson
Since the brooklynzine shipped out last week, now’s the time to reveal my illustration!
The zine was a blast to work with so many cool and talented people, and everything was wonderfully organized by brofisting! It makes me slightly jealous that people have already received their issue. Damn you, overseas shipping, I want my zine.
If you’re interested, some versions are available through Redbubble. No prints but postcards! Because i work at too low a DPI for anyhting else! On the plus side, they’re cheap.