The Demon’s Guide To Deal-Making Demon AU Pairing: Sebastian Stan x reader Rating: T Warnings: …demon!Seb is a little shit? Word count: 4700+ words
Sometimes, the most beautiful thing happens. A friend points out how a certain actor could ostensibly be a handful of supernatural creatures. Photographic evidence follows. A fic happens. I never thought I’d write an actor fic, but what the hell. Demon!Seb came out of nowhere and trolled the hell out of me. Huge thank you to @ursulaismymiddlename for feeding this insanity. I’m dedicating this fic to @loup-malin who submitted her lit review the other day and @bakexprayxlove who in addition to fueling the demon!Seb craziness will also be graduating today! I was unsure if I should tag the people who said they wanted to be tagged for Sweet Dreams - Assorted Flavours”. There might be more supernatural!Seb fics coming (Kati is working on a merman!Seb that I am so looking forward to!), so if you want to read about more supernatural Seb, tell me.
“They’re not planning on taking you alive.” “That’s smart. Good strategy.”
his face, the look in his eyes especially, utterly breaks my heart… it’s like you can see him… giving up, resigning to the fact that his quiet life in Romania is over, that he’s not being hauled off to jail, they’re here to kill him, and he has so much left to learn, so many questions unanswered… he knew this day would come, but not yet, maybe he thought he had more time…
(it also reminds me of what the Russos have said about Seb - about the details in his performances, conveying emotions with subtlety, and the “complexity in his eyes.” He is so good at conveying so much with just his eyes and his expressions.)
THERE ARE SO MANY ANSWERS FOR THIS OMG OKAY IM GONNA TRY TO BE BRIEF:
WHY I CAME UP WITH FUBAR:
This quote from Sebastian Stan is what first got me thinking that Bucky specifically could use a service dog:
“I don’t think he knows how to express his emotions… He’s somebody who is very alone. It’s kind of depressing! He’s someone who is piecing together a life and dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder. He’s paranoid, because he doesn’t know if he’s being followed or if he’s being watched. He has a hard time trusting himself because he’s learning about all the things he’s done that he doesn’t remember.”
Bucky needs something to ground him and guide him and help with his PTSD and also he needs some kind of living presence that loves and supports him unconditionally, without the added complexity and baggage of human companions
A service dog could sweep rooms for him, ground him during panic attacks, help him remember where and when he is, and help with an infinite number of other hurdles Buck might face
On Bucky not trusting himself: (This is pulled directly from THE ORIGINAL FUBAR POST) Bucky feels safe with a big service dog because he thinks “OH maybe this dog could protect other people from me. It’s as big as I am! Maybe this is actually a necessary precaution.” It’s in line with him wanting to go back into cryo until the Wakandans could figure out how to deprogram his brainwashing. Bucky will clearly go to extremes to protect people from himself, so in his mind having a gigantic freaking herding dog with him 24/7 would be a comfort to him because it could wrangle him if necessary. His first thought when presented with the idea of a caucasian ovcharka as a service dog isn’t his safety, but the safety of everyone else.
(Of course over time he grows to appreciate the fact FUBAR is really around to help and protect him.)
FUBAR as a character is inspired by the dogs in The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski, aka one of the best books ever written. One of the hallmarks of a Sawtelle dog (the fictional breed in the book) is an uncanny intelligence and “remarkable gift for companionship.” (FUBAR’s personality is essentially a 50/50 mix of two of the dogs in that book: Almondine and Babu.) As the service dog to a 100 year old super soldier, FUBAR needs to have some kind of Extreme Service Dog Abilities, so his levels of human-like empathy and the numbers of tasks he can do are definitely exaggerated.
Anyone interested in what it’s actually like to have/train a service dog should check out @myservicedogadventure and @superservicedogs, because they are both lovely people who have real world experience with these dogs. (I do not! Closest I’ve come is therapy with emotional support dogs, which is not the same.)
Sebastian Stan should’ve got an award for his portrayal of Bucky in TWS cause he didn’t have many lines and so had to portray him through facial expressions, emotions and his presence and body language most of the time, and that takes skill. Seb did an amazing job and he’s so talented.
I think the reason why the new footage of Bucky being forced to the ground is so disturbing to me is because it reminds me too much of the bank vault scene in CA:TWS. It makes me think of Pierce backhanding him and how he hardly seemed to notice. It makes me think of the scientists grabbing his shoulders and pushing him back into the chair. It makes me think of him opening his mouth for the bite guard. And it makes me wonder;
How many times did he have to be taken down like that, before he learned not to fight back?
I am not so sure Evans will continue with Marvel. He was kind of contradictory about that in many interviews in the last 2 years. And there are absolutely no rumors that his contract is being negotiated or extended, which is odd. And Sebastian Stan teased he would be the next Cap, which would make sense with the comics too...
About a year ago there were rumors and misconceptions that Chris was retiring or taking a break from acting, but that’s not the case, as he’s clarified himself in the Collider interview and many others. He definitely is going to continue acting and has expressed a lot of interest in continuing to act with Marvel specifically. Sebastian does have a longer contract and the future is pretty ambiguous right now, but based on everything we know, I would say it’s more than likely that Chris’s contract will be renewed.