Freckle Friday | Angry freckled Cecil.


Freckle Friday | Angry freckled Cecil.



sandor n’aurait pas dû laisser joffrey regarder france 2

Je n’arrive plus à respirer putain. C’est parfait. C’est juste parfait.

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It’s been a while since I’ve seen this without its rebuttal and WOW IT IRRITATES ME JUST AS MUCH NOW AS IT DID THEN. Not because of the mention of the age and generational gaps - I think about that a lot, in point of fact - but because of… well…. Everything else. Because I don’t think you thought this through. 

Did you even see Avengers? Did you even see the way he interacted with his fellows and the world around him? Did you not see the eleventy-five punching bags he’d gone through before Fury found him? Christ, come on. This is a man who thought he was dying to save the United States from exactly what the US government then turned around and did to Japanese civilians in Hiroshima and Nagisaki. The first fucking thing he asked at the end of Cap:TFA in the original scene was “did we win”. Fury’s “Hell yes, unconditional surrender” encompasses so much about the difference between the modern American perspective of WWII and the reality that Steve is acquainted with. 

He would have looked that shit up. He would have read about it. He would have seen what had happened and my god can you imagine the sense of betrayal? Can you imagine what he would have gone through, seeing what came in the wake of the Second World War? Can you imagine the way his heart would have been wrung out by the histories of the war that have been written since then? Pointing out all the mistakes, all of the lies, all of the half-truths used by politicians to further their own agendas during wartime? The war he fought was a partial fiction. It doesn’t matter if he hasn’t heard of Watergate. It doesn’t matter if he didn’t live through Korea or Vietnam or Afghanistan - yes he will always be on the side of the soldiers, but he would never deny anyone the right to protest. And he would not, has never, been a blind follower of political dogma. Who do you think he is? Half of his original film is “Steve disobeys orders to get shit done”. 

He is not. Naive. How the hell could he be, growing up in New York City during Prohibition and the Great Depression? He was at the ground floor of poverty in one of the most violent non-war periods of American history. He was an orphan during a time when orphanages were overflowing and families dumped their kids because they couldn’t afford to feed them. His entire life, from his father to his own enlistment, has been steeped in war. He’s not equipped for peace. What he is equipped for is politics, much as he would probably hate to admit it - he worked the political circuit for months under Senator Brandt before he ever got to the front lines. He snubbed the man at his own award ceremony because he was tired of being used as a political tool. He was the leader of an integrated unit in a military that would not sign integration into law until 1948.

I repeat: he is not, and has never been, a blind follower of political dogma. He can comprehend that shit just fine. America has not “grown up”. Steve does not “only understand how war can save”. He lost friends to war. He lost family. He lost his entire world to the sacrifice he made for the sake not of war but for the sake of protecting humanity. It doesn’t matter if he “understands” what America is now - he’s the same person he always has been, someone who fights for the betterment of his surroundings and the for the lives of the people in those surroundings. He might not understand all of the politics but he knows his duty, and his duty is and always has been to the people, not the government. 

Captain America in the modern day is a punchline for a political joke. He looks around and sees people calling themselves patriots while they stock up on guns and sees Americans disgusted with their home instead of on the streets protesting its decay. God, he would rejoice at protest, he would thrive, because it would mean that people care enough to do something. To borrow from something I’ve written before, there are no fireside chats, no illusion of closeness with the elected ruling body. Steve looks around him and sees a world that doesn’t want what he was, that has dismissed, demeaned, and devalued him as a tool of propaganda and hawk mentalities. Seventy years have muddied his title with misuse and abuse and he’s left with the refuse of politicians and protesters smeared across his shield in generations of battles he wasn’t around to fight.

And since we’re bringing comics into this, how many times has he called out the American people for being sheep, or blind, or willing to compromise if it means they stay comfortable? He’s said himself “America is nothing, a flag is a piece of cloth”. He’s called himself “a man without a country”. Yes, he embodies the American ideal, but here’s the thing: it’s an ideal that has never been achieved. Ever. Not in his day, and not today. He has always, always, been a tool of political commentary and rebellion against the government when that rebellion serves the ideals of freedom and justice. That’s who he is. So yes, the generation gap is interesting - but not, god, not for the reasons you posit it would be.

Cap 2: Steve brings down fucking SHIELD. End of that “Steve is a naive waif rah-rah government” bullshit.

In Captain America comics, Steve was defrosted in the 60s, and you know what? He protested against the Vietnam War, gave up his costume and mantle multiple times in disgust, and his closest friends were Jewish (Bernie), gay (Arnie), black (Sam)—long before mainstream deemed it acceptable. These tags were grossly inaccurate in the MCU, and they’re grossly inaccurate in the comics from which everything originated.

right at the beginning of the Avengers Steve is resisting joining SHIELD, and as soon as Bruce and Tony give him an idea about the Tesseract, he goes searching through the Helicarrier to find the weapons, Steve is not just following because Erskine helped him become more than just a soldier. Look at Steve’s WW2 career, he was always going against regs and driving his superiors f*** crazy. Speaking of generation gap, Steve is 27 to Tony’s 40s (in the films) so Steve still has optomism, but it’s not blind, and Tony brings maturity (believe it or not) and experience with the modern world, and that’s what makes Cap and Iron Man a kickass team.


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I have never drawn her before.


I have never drawn her before.

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Did they ever reveal how Captain America was thawed? Because I’m picturing a bunch of Shield agents with hair dryers and I don’t think that’s quite right.

I don’t think they’d want to microwave him so hair dryer is really the only remaining option. That’s how I’d do it.
Do you have a sciency way to accomplish this task?

Well, let’s see. 

To thaw a 1.5 metric ton colossal squid frozen in a block of ice (the only way the fishermen who trawled the thing in could bring it home before it went bad), scientists put it in a big vat of brine just above 0 Celsius/32F. That allowed the fresh water to melt while still keeping the squid as cold as possible. Essential, since for a giant corpse with tentacles, certain parts are bound to thaw days before others and could become quite rotten before the rest comes out of the ice block if you’re not careful. 

HOWEVER Captain America was still alive, which complicates things. On the other hand, even supersoldiers are significantly smaller than this record-setting colossal squid. This helps thaw logistics somewhat.

Much like the squid, Captain America would have to be kept at a consistent temperature throughout his body in order to be thawed successfully. If his extremities were to thaw more than a minute or two before his heart and lungs were thawed and reactivated, the tissue wouldn’t have any oxygen and would quickly die. What a shame to bring back Steve Rogers only to have him be the poster boy for gangrene. Brain tissue becoming metabolically active before the cardiovascular system began functioning would be even more disastrous— possible permanent brain damage. 

And the GH-325 project was born

To keep his temperature as equal as possible across his entire body, something like the squid brine or (more likely) an antifreeze solution would be used. Immerse the Capsicle in brine until the entire unit is within a degree or two of thawing* to begin Phase II.

*Note that due to presence of salts, fats, protein, etc, the freezing point of meat is actually 28-29F. Apologies to non-US readers, sadly I only work with American meat and don’t know the freezing point of corpses/beef in Sane Country Units. That being said, Steve Rogers is 100% American meat. Fahrenheit shall be considered the appropriate unit for this project. 

At the thawing point, it’s important to consider life support functions. I don’t know how fast human tissue uses up oxygen at refrigerator-range temperatures, but I’m going to assume that the sooner you have oxygen circulating the better. A heart-lung machine would be needed to oxygenate and move the blood around for a while before the heart gets started back up. 

Meanwhile, because Captain America’s last un-frozen moments were spent deep underwater, there may be decompression issues at play. Whatever gas bubbles may have been present in his tissue are currently frozen in place, but when he thaws they can move about and create embolisms —> the bends. Better put him in a hyperbaric chamber just in case. 

Since Captain America regained consciousness in a recovery room rather than during the thaw process, it may be safe to assume that he was sedated and/or placed in a drug-induced coma during thaw. 

So at this point we’ve got a giant bathtub of brine, a heart-lung machine, oxygen canisters, lots of drugs, plus all the necessary monitoring equipment all inside a hyperbaric chamber. After thawing the antifreeze bath could be replaced with gradually warming water or saline solution in order to bring Captain America back up to normal body temperature. So many machines! This is US medicine at its finest.

Forced warm air blowers (hairdryers) are needed after Captain America is fully thawed, organ systems are reactivated, and he is brought back to normal body temperature. At this point it becomes necessary to dry and style Captain America and put him in period-appropriate jammies to sleep it off in a vintage hospital room. If you think hearing the wrong baseball game tipped him off fast, you should see him wake up with bad hair. 



That being said, Steve Rogers is 100% American meat. Fahrenheit shall be considered the appropriate unit for this project. 

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I actually found this pretty depressing because when Happy asks her if she’s boxed before, she looks so proud of herself when she says she has, and then he just kind of demeans her response by suggesting that she wasn’t a real boxer, and you see her face just drop

Natasha Romanoff: professional to an extent.

She’s professional the whole way through — Happy is the one who isn’t just stupefyingly unprofessional but vicious in his attempt to punch her when her back was turned.

Literally. He tried to punch a woman he’d just met, before she’d gotten any gloves, before he’d explained anything else to her.  Fuck anybody who thinks that Natasha’s treatment of him (which is so obviously instinct and training, not a desire to humiliate him, unlike his violence toward her) is unprofessional.

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He looks so done in the last gif

I’ve rebloged this 13 times and I will continue to do so for so many.

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