allegiance to fear

One’s Promised [Part 1]

Description: Living a double life was not a choice when one was the daughter of Alexander Pierce. Y/N was the youngest agents of SHIELD and one of the most respected threats within Hydra’s empire. No matter her allegiance, she was feared by both. Y/N Pierce would’ve tried to escape it all… if it hadn’t been for The Winter Soldier. 

Pairing: Bucky x Fem/Reader

Word Count: 5,758

The first time Y/N met The Winter Soldier, it had been a terrible mistake. Her dad, Alexander Pierce, had sent him on a mission. Pierce thought his daughter and wife would be out of town for at least a week. But their flight got canceled and Y/N’s mother was too exhausted by the idea of rearranging all of their travel plans.

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Barbara Kruger’s ‘Belief + Doubt’ at Hirshhorn Museum, Washington (at view rn)

Her words:

“… Belief is tricky because left to its own devices it can court a kind of surety, an unquestioning allegiance that fears doubt and destroys difference”…

via: hirshhorn.si.edu/collection/home/

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The terrifying, dystopian future of Divergent already exists

The characters in the Divergent series use futuristic technology to master their deepest fears. Overcoming fear is a mark of achievement for some of the characters. While the the series may take place in a fictional dystopian future,  scientists are researching ways to eradicate fear here in the real world too. A cure for fear? It may be possible.

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