potofsoup:

archeralli:

a weak and tortured bucky making sure steve gets to safety first

It’s because Bucky has a habit of letting Steve go first.

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1) Always let Steve go first up the stairs, so that you can keep an eye on him.  It’s easier to count Steve’s breaths and notice when Steve’s heart does that thing that makes him stop and shake.  Much easier to stop and pretend to tie your shoes while you wait, worried, than to realize 2 flights too late that Steve’s no longer with you. 

Later: Your limbs are sore and numb from being strapped to a table for 2 days and you’re pretty sure you haven’t eaten and the entire base might be exploding, but when Steve says “let’s go up,” you tell him to go first.

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2) Steve’s walk was mostly normal, though he swung his hips in a certain way to compensate for his scoliosis, and that put a special cadence to his stride that you unconsciously match. Even without Steve around you would twist your hip back before swinging your leg forward.  Twist, swing, twist, swing.

Later: Steve is leading the way through the forest, and you’re finally used to his height and broad shoulders and that dumb shield, but something still feels wrong.  Somehow your pace doesn’t quite match, and you can’t figure out why.

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3) Colors don’t work the same with Steve, so always describe unfamiliar objects by their shape and relative location, like that square window past the third door on the left, or the man wearing that unseasonably long coat standing in the corner by the garbage can.

Later: The boys are singing in the other room and you’re at the bar with Steve, trying very hard to get drunk because of course you’ll follow Steve into whatever but that doesn’t mean you have to do it sober.  “Steve,” you whisper, “Check out that lady by the door, next to that short thin guy who has his shirt open.”  Steve looks over.  “The one in the red dress?  That’s Miss Carter.”  You can’t decide what surprises you more — that Steve can see red now, or that he knows her name.  So you decide you need another drink.

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4) When walking down a narrow dark alleyway always stay on the right, because Steve’s bad ear makes the right side feel blind to him (though damn if Steve’d ever admit that).  On broad open streets, switch to Steve’s left side, so that Steve could hear you better through the noise.

Later: Dum-Dum gives you a weird look as you line up to charge into a Hydra base.  “Why won’t you take the left flank for a change?”  You start explaining Steve’s bad ear before you remember that he’s not that Steve any more, and that Captain America doesn’t have a bad ear.

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5) Stuff in your left pockets are for Steve: the asthma cigarettes that Steve could never afford, a dime for that popcorn that Steve likes, tickets for whatever shindig you’re trying to drag Steve along to. Sometimes you put things there for Steve and totally forget about it, like extra paper and a spare pencil in case Steve wants to doodle.  The left side always belongs to Steve.

Later: Steve is awfully quiet by the campfire.  You sit down by his good ear and reach into your left pocket.  “Hey,” you say, pulling out a news clipping about the war front that featured a lovely photo of Miss Carter.  “You read this yet?  They think Morita’s a Japanese defector, but the section on Dernier is priceless.”

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Still later:

Report on the Winter Soldier reset procedures

After the latest test run, only the following anomalies remain:

A) The asset tends to hug the right walls and not the left, and hesitates for 30 microseconds before climbing stairs.  However, he does not hesitate when scaling walls or ladders.

B) When walking unopposed the asset has a characteristic and identifiable stride, which is dropped when he is making a covered approach.  

C) The asset communicates via relative locations, often omitting crucial color information.  However, he can be commanded to describe the colors of any object in impressive detail.

D) When dressing himself, the asset keeps his knives exclusively on his right side, and his left pockets are underutilized.  This may be an effect of continued unfamiliarity with the new left arm.

After extensive field testing, we have determined that these anomalies do not impede the asset from completing his missions, and declare the reset process complete.

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(Some habits linger, even when the person is gone.)

[basically the textual partner to the colorblindness comic]

[The rest of my Captain America stuff]

[and now with colorblindness commentary]

Jean Valjean was the answer to a Jeopardy question in the category literary characters (Jane Eyre was there too) but it got quiet in my house because I was in my room (I can still hear the tv from there) and I just heard “bread” “19 years” and “France” and made excited noises and shouted his name. You could hear my mom laughing.

You poor creatures. I wish I could help you. But you’re by yourselves now.

GIVE ME A LIST OF THE PEOPLE YOU THINK I SHOULD COSPLAY.

magick-mayhem:

so the moment where malfoy cursed hermione’s front teeth to grow and snape just looked down and said “I see no difference” is one of the moments where I realize I really don’t care how hurt he was by his unrequited love for Lily and how much he went through to keep Harry alive; he was needlessly cruel to a whole lot of innocent kids and teens and how in his twisted mind did he seem to think that was what would have made Lily more attracted to him if she had lived?

owlgoggles20:

astutes:

A clock that writes the time.

This is so unnecessary I’ll take 20

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Also I ordered my Tasha wig AND I finished the vest like 10 minutes ago. When I have better lighting, I’ll show it off because I’m really proud of the stud work even if it’s a little weird (I’ve never studded something before so it was a learning experience using actual tools). All I have to do nooooow is finish up Jackie’s sweater and I think I’m going to make snow balls instead of the staff because I don’t want to carry it around all day.

Has anyone else ever slammed their knee into something to hard/bad that it’s made you want to throw up? Because that happened to me twice within about 30 minutes and oh my god my knee hurts so bad.

thesylverlining:

valvala:

boundtothewater:

ashfirin:

please watch this video of a deer having a temper tantrum because no one will feed him

feed him

this dog is SICK

I literally make these noises when distressed too. I feel u deer.

THEME