The-Next-War

Imagine in the beginning of Civil War Steve is in his apartment, rolling up the cuffs on his suit, adjusting his tie in the mirror, and picking up a small music box off his nightstand as he sits down on the edge of his bed. He carefully opens the top, a gentle melody (like this) plays as a ballerina slowly spins in a circle. A flashback reveals Peggy had given it to him one of the last times he visited her, it had belonged to her since she was a little girl. Natasha knocks on his door then telling him it’s time for the funeral. The lid snaps shut abruptly stopping the music as a single tear lands on the top. 

Flash forward to Infinity War and Steve has been deserumed (“is it permanent? So far..”) Bucky and the team tell him to stay behind, that he’d only get hurt now. Hydra agents invade avengers tower while the other Avengers are out on a mission, Steve nearly is killed and would have been if Bucky had not decided to come back and stay at the last minute, but it doesn’t stop Steve from having a Asthma attack and needing to be hospitalized. 

At the end, Bucky and the other avengers have no choice but to leave Steve in the hospital while they fight a battle. As the fight goes on the scene switches to Steve lying in his hospital bed, a familiar music box on the table beside him. His heart rate monitor flatlines. As the nurses rush around him the doctor knocks the music box off the table and it crashes to the floor, the top opening and the melody beginning. Switching between slow motion scenes of the Avengers battling and the nurses trying to restart Steve’s heart, no sound but the gentle melody. Finally the doctor frowns and shakes his head. Steve is gone. A close up of Steve’s eyes as a nurse closes them and pulls the sheet over his face in a parallel to his eyes opening in the first avenger. A nurse stops Bucky in the hallway, his face pales and he pushes past her and rushes into Steve’s room. He starts to pull back the sheet but stops himself and sinks against the wall instead, head in his hands crying. The little ballerina slowly coming to a stop as the melody ends. 

Steve dies not on the battlefield, but in a hospital bed. A ordinary death, not that of a hero and icon, there is no heroic moment of self sacrifice in which he gives his life.

He died, not as Captain America, but simply as Steve Rogers, just a kid from Brooklyn.

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only 90s kids : band of brothers 90s teens aesthetics

Richard Winters, Lewis Nixon, and Harry Welsh

film-maker-in-progress asked:

Do you have any resources when it comes to writing about surgical procedures? In particular, what is done during a heart surgery? What is the follow-up steps the patient must take, etc?

Let me see what I can do! Here are some resources I hope will help. Of course, remember that your character will need to take it slow (they probably won’t be able to fight a war the next day) and that heart surgery is a major procedure. With that in mind, following these “recovery” procedures should make your story accurate and medically sound. 

The Procedure:

Follow Up and Recovery:

ok. I have been silent but it is time. let’s talk about the magnitude of the double crossing, double agents and straight up fuckery that’s going on here. 

a team of bounty hunters have been order by dooku to abduct chancellor sheev palpatine. 

dooku has been ordered by darth sidious to carry out this plan. 

dooku has tasked a team of bounty hunters with the job of completing the abduction. 

obi-wan has been sent undercover as a bounty hunter to assist in the abduction. 

only the jedi council and sheev palpatine know the bounty hunter rako hardeen is actually obi-wan. 

obi-wan will act to prevent the abduction from the inside. 

the abduction of sheev palpatine. 

which was order by sheev palpatine. 

because darth sidious is sheev plapatine. 

sheev palpatine knows all of this is taking place. 

sheev palpatine arranged his own abuduction. 

sheev palpatine then placed a double agent to prevent his abduction. 

the abduction he ordered in the first place. 

sheevception. 

Reblog if you’re a fan of any of the following shows:

Killjoys

Defiance

Dark Matter

Any of the Stargates

Any of the Treks

Star Wars

Battlestar Galactica

Farscape

Babylon 5

Arrow

Flash

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Agent Carter

Justice League Unlimited

Batman: The Animated Series

Steven Universe

Law & Order (not SVU :P)

Achievement Hunter

WWE

What really gets to me is the fact that the only time Harry has actually seen James and what he was like was through Snape, meaning he only saw his father as a bully, and not as the man he truly was. I mean Harry really looked up to James, more than anyone in the world. He took pride in knowing that he reminded others of his father. Yeah, he heard all the stories but he never really knew who James Potter was. Harry never understood the extent of James’ loyalty. Let’s think about it. James was a pure blooded wizard with the last name Potter. He could have befriended anyone he wanted. He was smart, good looking and he had a fun attitude. Instead, he made friends with a tortured boy from the infamous house of Black, a small mediocre wizard, and a werewolf. James became an animagus just so that his friend wouldn’t be alone in his time of need. He saved Snape’s life despite the fact that they hated each other. James joined an underground group dedicated to fighting one of the greatest and most dangerous wizards of all time. James told his wife to run and save themselves while he stood against Lord Voldemort, without a wand and completely defenceless and so much more. But what would always show up in Harry’s mind was the boy who hung another kid upside down from a tree.
Headcanon that after the war, McGonagall was sitting in the Headmistress’ office and just looking around when she saw the Pensieve and had one of the best ideas she had ever come up with in her life. She called Harry into her office the next day (so Harry’s just walking through Hogwarts and everyone’s freaking out over him “That’s the Boy Who Lived afskdla”), brings him to the Pensieve and pours in her memories of James and Sirius and Remus. Then she leaves the room.
She returns about an hour later and finds Harry on the floor, crying.
And so, every so often, Harry pops into the Headmistress’ office and watches more and more memories of his father.
When she ran out of memories (which took a very long time since she was with the Marauders for 10 years and basically watched their every step), she went to other people who had known them and asked them for their memories to show Harry exactly the kind of man his father was.

The Next War

“War’s a joke for me and you,
While we know such dreams are true.”
Siegfried Sassoon

Out there, we’ve walked quite friendly up to Death,-
Sat down and eaten with him, cool and bland,-
Pardoned his spilling mess-tins in our hand.
We’ve sniffed the green thick odour of his breath,-
Our eyes wept, but our courage didn’t writhe.
He’s spat at us with bullets and he’s coughed
Shrapnel. We chorussed when he sang aloft,
We whistled while he shaved us with his scythe.

Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!
We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier’s paid to kick against His powers.
We laughed, -knowing that better men would come,
And greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
He wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags.

- Wilfred Owen

[so the idea behind this was Fives writing short ‘here’s what happened today’ messages to Echo after Echo’s “death” at the Citadel - first as a way of coping with losing him, then as just a casual sort of habit - but i never finished it because i am garbage, so here, have the fun part.]

004: I’m working with General Koon’s battalion - garden-variety extraction gone horribly wrong - and the natives here speak this really strange language.  It’s somewhere between chanting and music and poetry.  You would’ve loved it.  Comet actually made a recording, but I don’t think he knows I saw him, so I’m not going to ask for a copy.  Not like you could hear it anyway.

011: Earlier today I had to crack open a reg manual for the first time since I met you.  Honestly, I’d rather sort through a thousand crates of ammunition than do that again.

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Out there, we’ve walked quite friendly up to Death,-
Sat down and eaten with him, cool and bland,-
Pardoned his spilling mess-tins in our hand.
We’ve sniffed the green thick odour of his breath,-
Our eyes wept, but our courage didn’t writhe.
He’s spat at us with bullets and he’s coughed
Shrapnel. We chorussed when he sang aloft,
We whistled while he shaved us with his scythe.


Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!
We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier’s paid to kick against His powers.
We laughed, -knowing that better men would come,
And greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
He wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags.

—  “The Next War”, Wilfred Owen

so i was on tv tropes and found that there was a whole page of scenes that was slipped under the radar in TCW so obviously i looked through it to see what kind of crap they managed to get on cartoon network and

IM NOT SURE THAT THAT WAS THEIR INTENTION

Trash theory crafting and fact finding:

So I’m thumbing through the chapter book of Droids in Distress, and at one point it’s mentioned that Ezra has been to Garel, which is apparently only several minutes hyperspace travel from Lothal. At some point during his visit there, he had to use the force to help leap from roof-to-roof. The book also mentions Ezra knew a bunch of thieves at one point.

Does anyone know if that has been expanded on somewhere?

Also, wookiepedia tells me Garel is where Jaynor of Birth built his famously “controversial” statue. It was torn down by the Empire a few years later and “A small group staged an impromptu protest, but were quelled by local authorities”.

Oh please tell me Ezra actually has a connection with the iconography Sabine’s favorite artist in a roundabout sort of way. I would just die.


Sources: Garel and Jaynor

Next Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Beta Weekend set for US Labor Day Weekend

The next Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns  beta weekend will start on Friday, Sept. 5th at noon and end Sunday, Sept, 7th a minute before midnight (all time Pacific) ArenaNet announced today. The devs will be taking, Monday, US Labor Day, off.

For this second beta weekend, player whom have per-purchased HoT will be invited to seen the forest floor section of Verdant Brink in addition to being able to run around the current non-beta game world.

Anet also teased some of the characters of old living story in their post as well.

“As you explore this area of the map,” Game Director Colin Johanson wrote, “you’ll find survivors from a ship of nobles that traveled with the Pact Fleet to witness the battle with Mordremoth and got far more than they bargained for, including one particularly famous noble who has gone…wild.”

Anet also stated that the Stronghold PVP mode would be available during the Beta Weekend.

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