steve pope


Request: Hi could I make a request, with Bucky and reader, where reader really likes Bucky, but she’s really self loathing, and doesn’t think she’s good enough for him, and tony throws one of his party’s, she’s gets dressed up, but she’s Bucky with another girl, and leaves the party, but what she doesn’t know is Bucky likes her and wasn’t even listening to the girl, he sees her run and goes after her and confesses and it’s all really fluffy ending of that makes any sense 🤗

Pairing: BuckyXReader

Warnings: Swearing, Self-Hate, 

A/N: This took so long to write because my Dog wanted my attention so who was I to say no? Plus I had to study for finals :p any who I hope everybody enjoys!!!! <3


It wasn’t anything new. You hated looking in mirrors. Your reflection would show just what you wanted to forget about yourself. As a kid you had your fair share of bullies and not the greatest of friends at times…. Than you grew up and started working for the Avengers, you were excited to work for them and befriend them, that is until you actually met everybody. All of the Avengers were extremely attractive, and Wanda and Natasha, they are great friends but theywere drop dead gorgeous, and you just couldn’t see anything in yourself.

You groaned it was only 5 AM and your thoughts were already like this. You rolled out of bed giving up on the idea of sleep. Your feet hit the cold floor, “Hmm nobody should be awake yet.” you say walking to your door and sneaking out. Not that you would get introuble or anything, but your hair was a mess, you didn’t have any makeup on yet, and your attire was shorts and a tanktop you looked like crap, but you really wanted to get your day started.

When you got to the kitchen you started a pot of coffee and grabbed some bread to make some toast. That is until you heard two voices coming towards you, you quickly ducked behind the counter and hid. Yes this as childish but once you heart who the voice was, you were grateful for the cover.

“Steve, I don’t want to go to one of Stark’s parties, I never have any fun at those things.” Bucky groans. 
“Come on Buck, just this once?” Steve asks despirtely. You knew Steve had been trying to get Bucky to open up and become more social. It was apart of the “healing” process. SO Steve was trying to get the old Bucky to come out of him. 
“Fine but no trying to set me up or anything like that I mean what if_ Wait why is the coffee machine on?” Bucky asks. You curse yourself for not turning it off, you decided to get up even though you didn’t want to. Once you poped up Steve and Bucky both jumped. 

“Hey guys sorry.” you say not even looking at them, you knew you looked like crap, and just Bucky seeing you like this made you feel even more insecure about yourself. 

“God, what were you doing over there?” Steve asks. You shrugged
“I didn’t know who was coming.” you state still not looking up at them. 
“So you hid?” Bucky says chuckling a little, you felt your face heat up. ‘Stupid’ you thought. Little did you know that Bucky thought it was adorable.

“Well_um_ I’m going to go.” you say practically running out of there. When you got into your room you saw a glimpse of your reflection, “Great, I looked like shit.” you say falling onto your bed. You had gained a major crush on Bucky, but why would he ever like you back? Especially when he could have girls like Natasha and Wanda, you had seen the girls that would throw themselves at the boys. So why would Bucky ever want to choose you?

2 hours later. After getting yourself at least decent. You walked into the gym where the team was training. You hated going to the gym with the entire team. But_ everybody had invited you time and time again. Plus you got to see Bucky working out, so you started coming regularly, you never stayed as long as the team and you mainly stayed out of everybodies way. You looked over to see Bucky sparing with Sam, you couldn’t help but stare as Bucky all but destroyed Sam. 

“You know you could take a picture it would last longer.” Natasha says smirking, you looked down than walked over to the weights,
“I don’t know what your talking about.” you say shyly. 
“If I have to watch you pine over a certain Super Soldier for one more day than I am going to scream. Why not just go for it?” Natasha asks, you had to hold back your scoff, of course she would say that, you loved Natasha but she was so confident and beautiful of course she didn’t have to deal with insecurites. 
“Why would he go out with me?” you ask in practically a whisper (instead of starting a fight that you knew would blow up in your face.)

“I say you just need to go for it Y/n, I mean what’s the worse that could happen?” Natasha asks and smiles. 
“He could hear me.” you say and Natasha giggles, 
“Look, you might be suprised about Barnes. Ok.” Natasha says and you nodded “Just come to the party tonight, and come all dolled up okay!” Natasha says, you normally didn’t go tot the parties, you didn’t see any point in them, it’s not like you really would have anything to do there, and the girls that Stark invited were like models, you didn’t want to be pictured up with them. 
“FIne I’ll come. But only for a little.” you say shrugging your arms. 
“Well since your coming, how about you come shopping with me and Wanda later on today?” Nat asks smiling at you. You wanted to say no but you knew Natasha only meant well so you nodded in agreement.

5 hours later: You were at the store with Nat and Wanda looking through the hundreds of dresses that were in display before you. 

“So? I heard that Bucky Barnes was going to be attending the party tonight.” Wanda says slowly peaking over at you for a reaction which you gladly didn’t give to her. 
“Yeah, I heard Steve and him talking about it this morning.” you say pulling out a blue strapless dress, you knew Natasha or Wanda would could pull this off but you weren’t too confident in your own appearance in this.
“I love that dress Y/n, you should go try it on!” Wanda squeals in excitment, you nodded and decided it wouldn’t hurt just trying it on. 

As you made your way to the dressing room you saw Nat and Wanda still looking at dresses. You sighed and went into the chaning room, slipping out of your everyday clothes you didn’t look in the mirror, before putting the dress on. You didn’t look half bad. 
“Hey Y/n don’t come out yet me and Nat want to get changed than we’ll all see each other in the dresses.” Wanda says excited, you giggled knowing you did this as a teenager with your friends. You waited until the two were ready than stepped out. Wanda had grabbed a beautiful red dress, she looked amazing in it, than your eyes roamed over to Natasha, who as luck would have it was in the same dress you were wearing.
“Oh! I didn’t see you grab this dress Y/n here you can have it.” Nat said smiling at you. 
“Oh no! You can have it. It looks much better on you than it does on me.” you say nodding, which wasn’t a lie it seemed the dress you thought looked alright on you looked perfect on her. Of course.
“I think I already have a dress at home that I could wear, than I won’t have to spend money.” you say smiling trying to get the two girls to stop looking at you in confusion.
By the end of the shopping trip Nat had gotten the dress after you persuaded her to, and Wanda had tried on 3 different dresses before deciding on one, and you went home empty handed. 

5 hours later.
Yes you had taken 2 hours to get ready but you felt a little more confident than usual. You had done your make up and it ended up looking really good, you wore a beautiful black dress that you had been saving for a special ocasion. “Well this is as good as it gets.” you say smiling, the party started 10 minutes ago, that’s when your phone went off

Nat: ‘Y/n where are you? You said you would come.’
Y/n: ‘I just finished getting ready. I’ll be down in a minute.’

You text back checking on your appearance one more time before making your way to the elvator. 
“You can do this, I mean maybe Bucky won’t even be there.” you say stepping into the elevator. 

When you got to the party you instantly became extremely insecure, and would have probably turned around if it hadn’t been for Nat seeing you, 
“Y/n! Come over here!” Nat yelled our waving you over. 
You made your way over not looking up at anybody as you made your way to Natasha and Wanda. 

“Hey Y/n! You look amazing, any special reason?” Wanda asks an eyebrow raised. You felt your cheeks heat up than looked up and around for a certain somebody. 

And that’s when you saw it. Bucky was standing next to another girl. 
She was blonde and very thin. She was wearing a tight black dress and was standing so close to Bucky that you probably could barley fit a peice of paper there. 
You felt your eyes sting. No Bucky wasn’t your boyfriend, and no he probably had no clue that you even liked him. But it still hurt. 

“um_ I’m actually not feeling well.” you say smiling at the girls, “So I think I’m going to head back up.” and before anybody could stop you, you were gone. 

Bucky’s POV:

At the gym: I had been sparring with Sam when Y/n had walked in. I was trying to stay focused while I saw Nat go over and start talking with her. While I was watching them walk over to the weights Sam knocked me down. 

“You weren’t paying attention.” Sam frowned then looked around, “oh I see why Y/n came to the gym today.” Sam chuckles.
I had gained a crush on Y/n after she was hired. She was always so understanding and amazing, but I never had the guts to ask her out or anything because_ well I’m just not the same man I used to be, and who would want to be with a guy like me? 
“Shut up birdbrain.” I mummble back checking to make sure Y/n hadn’t seen me get knocked over by Sam she hadn’t and I was glad. Soon after Y/n left the gym Nat came over to me. 
“Hey Barnes, you’re coming to the party tonight right?” Nat asks smirking at me. I nodded. 
“But I probably won’t stay for very long.” I said, I never liked Stark’s parties, it just didn’t seem right to be with so many people I didn’t know or care about I would usually go and join during the cool down or after party that only the Avengers were ever at. 
“Good I’ll see you there than.” Nat says before skipping out.

At lunch: “Where are the girls?” I asked, Y/n, Wanda, and Nat seemed to be missing.
“Oh they went dress shopping for the party tonight.” Clint says sitting down with his sandwich. 
“Y/n is going?” I ask and Clint nods, before taking a bite of his sandwich.
“Yeah, Nat was telling me that she had convinced her in the gym to come to the party.” Tony says sitting next to Bruce who was eating his own lunch while reading something off of his phone. 
“Why? Hmm Barnes?” Sam asks smirking at me. 
“No reason just wanted to know.” I mumble before Steve walks in with a smile on his face. 
“Hey guy’s how’s everything going?” he asks sitting down next to me.

At the Party: 

I had walked in with Steve who liked to be on time to anything and everything. 
“Hey Steve!” Sharon yelled out Steve nodded and walked over to talk to her. “This is my friend Abby, the one I was telling you about.” 

“oh well this is Bucky, my friend.” Steve said, I scowled at him I knew he would do this even if I had begged for him not to. He was trying to get the old Bucky back, and I tried for his sake also but the flirting part wasn’t coming to me at all, and it didn’t help that I liked someone at the moment who I didn’t know how to approach. 

“Hi I’m Abby.” the blonde said smiling a little too wide. 
“Bucky.” I said nodding. Soon Steve and Sharon left, leaving me and Abby alone. 

“So what’s it like working as an Avenger?” she asks stepping closer to me. 
I awkwardly stepped away, “It’s good i guess.” The night carried on like this where Abby would try to “flirt” with me and I didn’t know what to do, overall I was uncomfortable, and wanted the night to end. 

And that’s when Y/n walked in, she wore a black dress and nude heels, her hair was done up in an updo. She looked amazing.
“So what do you think?” Abby asks pulling my attention from Y/n back to her. She had stepped closer to me again.
“Um What? Sorry I’m a little tired right now I think I’m going to go.” I say while Abby looked upset, I looked around and saw Sam who made eye contact with me than nodded.
He walked over to Abby and asked her if she wanted to get a drink with him. “You owe me.” he mumbled before taking her over to the bar.
I sighed out of relief than turned back to see Nat and Wanda but no Y/n, I looked around for Y/n but she was no where to be seen. That is until I saw her practically running towards the exit, and from what it looked like she was crying.

Y/n POV: 

You got into your room and slid down the door no longer holding back the tears, “Stupid, I’m so stupid. Why would he even like me. When he could have a girl like  her.” you said to yourself, taking your hair out of the updo that had taken you an hour to do. You walked over to your bathroom and saw your makeup running down your face, you took your heels off and than the dress trading it for a stained tank top and some shorts. 

You than heard your door open, “Y/n?” you heard Bucky’s voice fill your room. 
“Hey Y/n you in here?” he asks and you felt yourself panicking as you heard his footsteps get closer. You turned around so your weren’t facing the door, when he got there. “Hey. Are you okay Y/n?” he asks, and you held back your sob. 
“Yeah Buck I’m fine you should go back to the party.” you say holding the tears back. 
“Y/n look at me.” he said and you slowly obeyed. You hated that you looked like this but he was already taken so what was the point of caring about what you looked like infront of him now? 

“See I knew you weren’t okay.” he says softly, “what up?” 

“I just_ you know what it’s nothing.” you say turning around again, but before you could Bucky had grabbed your shoulder stopping you from turning around. 
“You can talk to me.” Bucky says nodding, 

“No Bucky I can’t. Okay. You wouldn’t understand.” you sob, “I don’t like the way I look, I think I’m ugly, and for some odd reason whenever I’m with you those insecurities become more of a reality to me. Because I really like you, and I tried tonight to push past that but than I saw you with the blonde girl that was all over you and_” you stopped talking once you realized that you had just exploded about everything with Bucky standing right there. 
“Wait are you saying that your_ no y/n, Abby she_ Abby was just one of Steve’s stupid set ups that I didn’t want. Ok listne to me. I like you, alot.” you look up at Bucky than shake your head. 
“Bucky don’t play with me.” you say sternly. 
“Y/n I’m not okay. The reason I never acted upon my feelings were because well I thought you would never like me because of my_ well my past and my arm.” Bucky says softly. You stood there in shock. He thought you wouldn’t accept him?

“Y/n, you are not ugly, and you shouldn’t be ashamed of who you are. I mean I wasn’t paying any attention to Abby once you walked in.” Bucky says taking your face into his hands. “Y/n out of all of the girls I know, you are the most prettiest, beautiful, amazing girl.” Bucky says leaning his forehead onto yours, 
“I don’t believe you.” you say wanting to push away but not being able to. Bucky shook his head than chuckled to himself, you had a tear running down your face and he pushed it away with his thumb. He than leaned down and kissed your lips softly. He than moved to wher you could feel his hot breath on your ear, “Now do you believe me?” he asks smiling.

Tag List:  @melconnor2007  @fly-f0rever

What I'm currently listening to...

This is currently the playlist that I’ve been listening to none stop for a couple of weeks: 

1. Dust to Dust- The Civil Wars 

2. Only Love - Ben Howard 

3. You’re the Reason I Come Home - Ron Pope 

4. Cold Coffee - Ed Sheeran 

5. Afraid - The Neighbourhood 

6. Give Me Love - Alex & Sierra 

7. You Make Me - Avicii 

8. Love Don’t Lie - The Fray 

9. Open Season - High Highs 

10. Brooklyn - Wakey!Wakey! 

11. 18 - Steve Moakler 

12. Wait For Me - Kings of Leon 

13. Demons - Imagine Dragons 

14. Bonfire Heart - James Blunt 

15. Say Something - Alex & Sierra 

16. Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran 

17. I Can’t Make You Love Me/Nick of Time - Bon Iver 

18. Fool For You - Green River Ordinance 

19. Chasing Pavements - Adele 

20. Better Than This - Hunter Hayes 

21. The One That Got Away - The Civil Wars 

22. Where We Came From - Phillip Phillips 

23. Better Love - Green River Ordinance 

24. Run - Steve Moakler 

25. Flaws - Bastille 

notable figures who share your sun sign
  • Aries: Emma Watson, Russell Crowe, Mariah Carey, Charlie Chaplin, Heath Ledger, Vincent Van Gogh, Lucy Lawless, Robert Downey Jr., Victoria Beckham, Kiera Knightly, Quentin Tarantino, Ewan McGregor, Lady Gaga, Reese Witherspoon, Johann Sebastian Bach, Fergie, Pope Benedict, Steve McQueen, Kate Hudson, Eddie Murphy, René Descartes
  • Taurus: Uma Thurman, Leonardo Di Vinci, Robert Pattinson, Megan Fox, Audrey Hepburn, Sigmund Freud, Salvador Dali, Adele, Mark Zuckerberg, William Shakespeare, Enrique Iglesias, Cher, Channing Tatum, Cate Blanchett, Janet Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Dwayne Johnson, John Cena, James McAvoy, Tina Fey, Malcolm X
  • Gemini: Johnny Depp, Marilyn Monroe, Angelina Jolie, Lana Del Rey, Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Heidi Klum, Tupac Shakur, Prince, Bob Dylan, Russell Brand, Chris Evans, Shia Labeouf, Liam Neeson, Alanis Morrisette, Helena Bonham Carter, Morgan Freeman, Judy Garland, Stevie Nicks, Notorious B.I.G, Anne Frank, Scott Disick, Arthur Conan Doyle, Neil Patrick Harris
  • Cancer: Tom Cruise, Selena Gomez, Prince William, Lindsey Lohan, Robin Williams, Meryl Streep, Sylvester Stallone, George W. Bush, Nelson Mandela, Nicole Scherzinger, Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Courtney Love, Ariana Grande, Nikola Tesla, Tobey Maguire, Alexander the Great, 50 Cent, Benedict Cumberbatch, Vin Diesel, Frida Kahlo, Julius Caesar, Ernest Hemingway, Sofia Vergara
  • Leo: Barack Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sandra Bullock, Jennifer Lawrence, Whitney Houston, Halle Berry, Mick Jagger, Ben Affleck, Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Daniel Radcliffe, Bill Clinton, Mila Kunis, Antonio Banderas, J.K. Rowling, Coco Chanel, Demi Lovato, Patrick Swayze, Alfred Hitchcock, Andy Warhol, Cara Delevingne
  • Virgo: Michael Jackson, Cameron Diaz, Beyoncé, Keanu Reeves, Amy Winehouse, Freddie Mercury, Prince Harry, Niall Horan, Charlie Sheen, Pink, Paul Walker, Stephen King, Hugh Grant, Blake Lively, Liam Payne, Shania Twain, Greta Garbo, Colin Firth, Tim Burton, Lance Armstrong, Alexander Skarsgård, Adam Sandler, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kobe Bryant, Jimmy Fallon, Nick Jonas
  • Libra: Mahatma Ghandi, John Lennon, Kim Kardashian, Vladimir Putin, Kate Winslet, Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne, Gwyneth Paltrow, Will Smith, Matt Damon, Zac Efron, Hugh Jackman, Friedrich Nietzsche, John Mayer, Lil Wayne, Margaret Thatcher, Bruno Mars, Simon Cowell, Snoop Dogg, Serena Williams, Josh Hutcherson, Amber Rose, Fran Drescher, Carrie Fisher, Olivia Newton-John
  • Scorpio: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jodie Foster, Julia Roberts, Katy Perry, Bill Gates, Shahrukh Khan, Pablo Picasso, Ryan Gosling, Gerard Butler, Björk, Joaquin Phoenix, Charles Manson, Anne Hathaway, Drake, Winona Ryder, Ryan Reynolds, Matthew McConaughey, Kendall Jenner, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone, Marie Antoinette, Marie Curie, Caitlin Jenner
  • Sagittarius: Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Jim Morrison, Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, Bruce Lee, Tyra Banks, Nicki Minaj, Jimi Hendrix, Tina Turner, Joseph Stalin, Jake Gyllenhaal, Woody Allen, Frank Sinatra, Pope Francis, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Ian Somerhalder, Steven Spielberg, Vanessa Hudgens, Winston Churchill, Walt Disney, Nelly Furtado
  • Capricorn: Michelle Obama, Elvis Presley, Martin Luther King Jr., David Bowie, Orlando Bloom, Isaac Newton, Mel Gibson, Jim Carrey, Marilyn Manson, Jared Leto, Zayn Malik, Nostradamus, Kate Moss, Nicholas Cage, Bradley Cooper, Louis Tomlinson, Muhammad Ali, Janis Joplin, Zooey Deschanel, Denzel Washington, Stephen Hawking, Edgar Allen Poe
  • Aquarius: Jennifer Aniston, Shakira, Justin Timberlake, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Harry Styles, Paris Hilton, Oprah Winfrey, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bob Marley, Ashton Kutcher, James Dean, Ellen DeGeneres, John Travolta, Michael Jordan, Abraham Lincoln, Christian Bale, Alicia Keys, Taylor Lautner, Tom Hiddleston, Yoko Ono, Farrah Fawcett, Sarah Palin
  • Pisces: Albert Einstein, Rihanna, Alan Rickman, Kurt Cobain, Justin Bieber, Steve Jobs, Liz Taylor, Bruce Willis, Cindy Crawford, Adam Levine, Monica Cruz, Drew Barrymore, Eva Longoria, Jon Bon Jovi, Dakota Fanning, Victor Hugo, Frédérich Chopin, Eva Mendes, Jensen Ackles, Johnny Cash, Nicolaus Copernicus, Ke$ha, Ellen Page

i don’t believe you go to heaven when you’re good. everything goes to hell, anyway…| fanmix for lindsay brown

{spotify} {pip’s post} {cover art & playlist collaborator - @ferrywood}

track list:

1. alabama 3 - woke up this morning; 2. tom waits - little drop of poison; 3. ramones - when i was young; 4. queens of the stone age - "you got a killer scene there, man…“; 5. jefferson airplane - white rabbit; 6. tom waits - jockey full of bourbon; 7. duke ellington - caravan; 8. jem - come on closer; 9. she wants revenge - tear you apart; 10. nine inch nails - closer; 11. david bowie - dirty boys; 12. depeche mode - sweetest perfection; 13. elvis presley - fever; 14. david bowie - valentine’s day; 15. nina simone - take care of business for me; 16. rufus wainwright - rebel prince; 17. elbow - any day now; 18. moondog - paris; 19. john grant - where the dreams go to die; 20. nick cave & the bad seeds - god is in the house; 21. chet baker - my funny valentine; 22. jake thackray - la di da (tra la la); 23. ella fitzgerald - into each life some rain must fall; 24. roxy music - bitter sweet; 25. elbow - an audience with the pope; 26. steve harley & cockney rebel - sebastian; 27. elbow - fugitive motel; 28. charlie parker - koko; 29. tom waits - everything goes to hell; 30. iggy pop - les feuilles mortes; 31. queen - jealousy; 32. adamo - tombe le neige; 33. hugh laurie - kiss of fire; 34. jacques brel - ne me quitte pas; 35. john cooper clarke - evidently chickentown; 36. skip james - devil got my woman; 37. the rolling stones - gunface; 38. the doors - the crystal ship; 39. muse - hoodoo; 40. chris isaak - wicked game; 41. moondog - bird’s lament; 42. tom waits - green grass; 43. frank sinatra - i’m a fool to want you; 44. the rolling stones - wild horses; 45. imelda may - knock 123

ok so I’m catching up on the news thru the Rachel Maddow show and 

Pope Francis visiting just

probably not the first to say it, idk because I haven’t been on tumblr much, I haven’t been doing a lot of fandom shit for personal reasons

but permit me the most unholy of headcanons; Pope Francis meeting Steve and Bucky and blessing them both, most importantly Bucky in his recovery

I don’t wanna talk about his politics, I just wanna talk about two catholic Brooklyn boys, meeting a Pope and possibly having a portion of their trauma healed by his gentle words

bonus points if Steve has to fucking correct everyone that no, Captain America is not Protestant, he is Catholic

anonymous asked:

Imagine Steve meeting the Pope back when he was in DC. Not because he's Captain America, but because he was Steve Rogers, and Pope Francis could tell he needed a moment of blessing in his life.

It wasn’t a secret to anyone who cared to ask (or read a history book) that Steve was a good, Irish Catholic. It just wasn’t ever really discussed among the Avengers, so it wasn’t really considered. When Steve disappeared for a couple of days, it didn’t make sense why until Bucky, alone in an apartment in Brooklyn, was watching footage of the Pope’s visit to DC, and there, in the crowd standing out by stature alone, was Steve Rogers.

A few hundred miles away, Steve was standing in a crowd along the road, hands deep in his pockets and a lot quieter than the masses of people around him. He wasn’t even entirely sure why he came, but it felt right that he was here.

The motorcade was slow moving, and it took a long time to reach where Steve was. He watched as the Pope reached out to babies and children, but it fascinated him when he would connect with adults, and Steve almost ached to know their stories. Were they like him? Maybe a little lost, looking for spiritual guidance?

For a moment, he lost concentration, and suddenly became aware of a lot of eyes on him. Pope Francis was pointing at him, gesturing him forward. Several people from the procession came to pull him through the blockade, and Steve very hesitantly walked towards the man. His heart was pounding.

When he was close enough, the religious leader leaned down, touching Steve’s forehead and lightly drawing a cross with his fingertips. He said something in Italian. And man next to him translated. “He says God has not forgotten you.”

In English, his eyes welling, Steve replies with a simple, “I had hoped not.”


The 86th Academy Awards Nominees (Part 1/3)

Best Picture

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Nebraska
  • Philomena
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director

  • David O Russell - American Hustle
  • Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity
  • Alexander Payne - Nebraska
  • Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave
  • Martin Scorsese - The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
  • Christian Bale - American Hustle
  • Bruce Dern - Nebraska
  • Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Amy Adams - American Hustle
  • Cate Blanchett - Blue Jasmine
  • Judi Dench - Philomena
  • Meryl Streep - August: Osage County
  • Sandra Bullock - Gravity

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
  • Bradley Cooper - American Hustle
  • Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club
  • Jonah Hill - The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle
  • Julia Roberts - August: Osage County
  • June Squibb - Nebraska
  • Lupita Nyong’o - 12 Years a Slave
  • Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine

Best Writing - Original Screenplay

  • American Hustle - Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
  • Blue Jasmine - Woody Allen
  • Dallas Buyers Club -Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
  • Her - Spike Jonze
  • Nebraska - Bob Nelson

Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay

  • Before Midnight - Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke
  • Captain Phillips - Billy Ray
  • Philomena - Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
  • 12 Years a Slave - John Ridley
  • The Wolf of Wall Street - Terence Winter
So Wavves was brutal. No security wall in front of the stage, so the band starts and we are all pushed onto the stage. Molly and I ended up sitting on the stage next to their pedal boards for the whole gig with a bunch of other people. Then at the end I stretched my arm out to shake Steve Popes hand, And he pulls me onto stage and says ‘fucking the dive bro’ and throws me into the crowd with Nathan. We have our arms around each others shoulders crowd surfing and then we fall down. Then I jump back on stage with Molly and we get selfies with Nathan. He noticed I was wearing the ying yang Wavves shirt and told me it was his favorite shirt. The band where fantastic and are the most chill guys of all time, and the crowd where just as chilled out and positive. Amazing.

dignitywhatdignity  asked:

Sam! I'm re-reading "Partial Dictionary of the 21st Century" because it's good comfort fic, and I love the bit where Steve learns about Pope Benedict, but it always leaves me craving a Pope Francis follow-up. What does Steve make of that whole situation, from Benedict stepping down on? (I somehow get the feeling Francis would invite Steve for an audience and they'd get caught mouthing off on the plane as Francis so often does on his own...)


Pope, The (see also Catholic Church, The)

Steve was privately, shamefully pleased when Benedict stepped down. He thought the man was shifty, and something weird was going on behind the scenes there. But he didn’t like to see the fall of a man that way, so he didn’t like that he was pleased. 

He still struggles with the Church. He knows a lot of good Catholics, but the problem always seems to be that the institution isn’t listening to the people. And institutions rarely listen to the people, he knows that as well as any soldier, but he can only take on one institution at a time and at the moment the government’s being a lot more of a thorn in his side. 

He hasn’t been to Mass again. He struggles too much with loss, even now, and the one thing that was supposed to be an unbroken chain, an unchanging edifice, has changed too much in the appearance and not enough in the substance since 1935. So he lapses, and in interviews he avoids the question of religion, mostly, and the Church seems happy to avoid the question of Steve Rogers. After all, he’s a problem for them, too, having died and been resurrected, and having no diplomatic filters when it comes to politics. 

He likes this new fella, Francis, though he thinks he gets an awful lot of attention for what looks to Steve like just being a good person. He knows a lot of people as good as Francis without his resources who don’t get much of a slap on the back for it. So he keeps his head down and tries to be a good person himself.

Francis did come to New York to celebrate the anniversary of the defeat of the Chitauri and through very private, very discreet back channels he invited the Avengers to an audience. The man who brought the message, a lawyer named Murdock who has some connection to a convent upstate, explained that Pope Francis wanted to meet them but didn’t want it to be a publicity stunt. 

Natasha and Sam and Thor said they’d go, Bruce and Clint said they wouldn’t, and Wanda said she’d better not. Vision looked at Thor and then at Tony and then looked confused and upset. Tony was looking at Steve. 

“You’re the Catholic,” Tony said to Steve. “Doesn’t matter to me. I’ll go if you want to.”

“I’d like to,” Vision ventured. “I’m curious.” (Vision is curious about everything. It seems to secretly make Tony happy.) 

“I think church politics’re gonna have to be off the table, if I do,” Steve says to Murdock. 

“He’s not going to try and convert anyone,” Murdock answers with a grin. 

“Oh, it’s for his protection, not ours,” Steve replies, and Murdock’s grin widens.

“I’ll pass on your message. I think he’ll probably get a kick out of that,” he says. 

Steve isn’t surprised when Francis turns out to be a really nice guy, and very diplomatic. 

The Avengers let Vision do most of the talking, and that’s probably just as well. 

Why Has Republican Belief in Evolution Declined So Much?

In November, Mischa Fisher took to this space to criticize the notion that Republicans are the anti-science party. Plenty of Democrats hold views that contradict empirically established facts, and Republican skepticism is overblown, he wrote.

And yet …

The Pew Research Center released new numbers Monday on how Americans view evolution. (The question was asked in a way to include those who believe God or a supreme being guided the process.) About six in 10 accept it, the poll found, but the partisan divide is wide

Read more. [Image: Steve Pope/Associated Press]

2014 Golden Globes Winners!

*12 Years a Slave – WINNER
Captain Phillips

*Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine” – WINNER
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Judi Dench, “Philomena”
Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks”
Kate Winslet, “Labor Day”

Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
Idris Elba, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
Tom Hanks, “Captain Phillips”
*Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club” – WINNER
Robert Redford, “All Is Lost”

*American Hustle – WINNER
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Wolf Of Wall Street

*Amy Adams, “American Hustle” – WINNER
Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”
Greta Gerwig, “Frances Ha”
Julia Dreyfus, “Enough Said”
Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”

Christian Bale, “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
*Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street” – WINNER
Joaquin Phoenix, “Her”

The Croods
Despicable Me 2
*Frozen – WINNER

Blue is the Warmest Color
*The Great Beauty – WINNER
The Hunt
The Past
The Wind Rises

Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
*Jennifer Lawrence “American Hustle” - WINNER
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
June Squibb, “Nebraska”

Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
Daniel Brühl, “Rush”
Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”
*Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club” - WINNER

*Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity” – WINNER
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips”
Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”
David O. Russell, “American Hustle”

*Her – Spike Jonze - WINNER
Nebraska – Bob Nelson
Philomena – Jeff Pope, Steve Coogan
12 Years A Slave – John Ridley
American Hustle – Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell

*Alex Ebert, All Is Lost – WINNER
Alex Heffes, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Steven Price, Gravity
John Williams, The Book Thief
Hans Zimmer, 12 Years A Slave

Atlas, Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Let It Go, Frozen
*Ordinary Love, Mandela – WINNER
Please Mr Kennedy, Inside Llewyn Davis
Sweeter Than Fiction, One Chance

*Breaking Bad – WINNER
Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
House Of Cards
Masters Of Sex

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is The New Black
Kerry Washington, Scandal
*Robin Wright, House Of Cards – WINNER

*Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” - WINNER
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
James Spader, “The Blacklist”

The Big Bang Theory
*Brooklyn Nine-Nine – WINNER
Modern Family
Parks & Recreation

Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
*Amy Poehler, “Parks & Recreation” – WINNER

Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Michael J. Fox, “The Michael J. Fox Show”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
*Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” – WINNER

American Horror Story: Coven
*Behind The Candelabra – WINNER
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
White Queen

Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”
Rebecca Ferguson, “White Queen”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector”
*Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake” – WINNER

Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Corey Stoll, House of Cards
*Jon Voight, Ray Donovan – WINNER

*Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge – WINNER
Janet McTeer, The White Queen
Hayden Panettiere , Nashville
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra”
*Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra” – WINNER
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Al Pacino, “Phil Spector”