(There might be a post about this but I haven’t come across it yet.(gif credit))
The Winter Soldier doesn’t speak more than he needs to.
While his programming is still strong enough that his face doesn’t tell a thing, the way he talks is a total tell-tale.
In a line just preceding this, he is efficiently curt-Она моя, найди его. ‘She’s mine,find him.’ Only the basics one needs to understand the order; it’s completely emotionless and sparse.
It is interesting, compared to the downright chilling calmness with which he carries himself during battle. Everyone else might be scurrying and running, but he never rushes. He isn’t non-verbose because he’s pressed for time, he is curt because he was designed to be brutally efficient in every aspect, including talking.
So why on Earth, when facing his mission and having him on gunpoint, he says what is probably his longest line in the whole film?
Why would he even bother to speak? Many other objectives have talked to him, probably pleaded,promised,accused. Why should he care what the man on the bridge is saying, when he is supposed to be dead in a moment?
Perhaps, “Who is Bucky?" could be acceptable, given it’s information his superiors might find useful. He doesn’t know or care, it’s just another sentence he’ll add when he is told "Mission report,now”.
But “Who the hell is Bucky?" is just unnatural for the Winter Soldier. A completely inefficient curse thrown in. Inefficient, that is, for a less-than-talkative assassin.
Cursing relieves emotion, though. We curse when we’re scared,angry,hurt,frustrated,elated,amazed. When there is an overpowering emotion we need to express in every way possible.
That little ‘the hell' is the human inside the weapon. What could be strong enough to overpower the sterile straightforward programming, though?
For the first time in 70 years someone gives him a name. There is recognition and emotion all over his mission’s face. Emotion that isn’t horror, but disbelief,relief,hope.
Someone names him and goes beyond that-shows him he has much more to tell.
It fucks him up. The name stirs up shards of memories, not enough for them to surface, but enough to disbalance the Soldier’s inner order. For the first time during a mission something is interrupting his flow of action and it’s something he can’t overcome.
In that moment he is frustrated, both at the turmoil the target caused in him and the uprising need to know more. His programming doesn’t function well when there are emotions present. He knows he has to shut them down in order to finish his business, but for the first time, he doesn’t want to.
It all results in the most sincere and emotional thing he has ever said since he became the Winter Soldier.
"Who the hell is Bucky?...Is this me?”
The unsung heroes.
That was one of the most horrifying, painful, beautiful parts of the movie. So many of them weren’t prepared, so many were administrators who had no clue that the STRIKE teams had turned, let alone that a killing machine like the Winter Soldier was on the loose.
So many of them died.
And yet none of them hesitated. Despite the propaganda Pierce had unleashed, despite their orders, despite everything, they still responded. Their sacrifice, their heroism - they gave the last full measure of devotion, and I can’t imagine that Steve wouldn’t attend the memorial service, even if he had to use a wheelchair or a cane because his own wounds hadn’t finished healing.
"Captain’s orders" indeed.
without these people, there IS no Captain America.
This is one thing I liked so much about this movie. It wasn’t just about what Steve and Nat and Sam were going, it was a joint effort.
I have come to the conclusion that I’m longing to see Amy again more than Sheldon.
someone needs to hold me for a week. no breaks. just holding. seven days of being held. i am needy and i need that right now
This is important for my own self worth.
Here is an updated Stucky nap pic :) I decided to go back to it and spend a little more time on it. My favourite from Sunday <3
Looking forward to next week, hope you are too! Feel free to send any suggestions between now and then :3
Let’s just all pause and take note of the fact that Sebastian Stan is apparently sitting around at almost midnight, looking through his high school yearbook and taking pics of funny things to share with his fans on Instagram.
The man is goddamned adorable.
shanology I mean… #yes
- be thin
- give birth
- cook for you
- have long hair
- wear makeup
- have sex with you
- be feminine
- be graceful
- be fashionable
- wear pink
- love men
- be the media’s idea of perfection
- listen to your bullshit
- have a vagina
This is very true, but it’s important to remember that if a woman is feminine, graceful, shaves, diets, wears make up, or does any of these things in the list, it doesn’t make her a slave to patriarchy or any less of a feminist than you.