Love your trans peter post! My head cannon is steve being trans. Back in the day, he was short and small like peter. How quick to violence people were with poor 1900's steve. The real reason he couldn't get into the army was because what was on his birth certificate. When Bucky told him to 'sell bonds/manufacture' instead of enlist, those were woman's jobs back then. The doctor hooked him up with the super soldier experiment, adding in extra procedures.
damn u right!! but okay- I’ve actually been meaning to talk about my trans Steve headcanon for quite some time now, so I’m just gonna info-dump a bunch of trans history and MCU interpretations right here. SO:
First of all, the setup of Steve Rogers as a short, scrawny boy who’s bullied and beat up all the time fits easily with how a trans man in the 1940s might have lived. This scene from Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) honestly looks like that cliche trans art trope where it’s like: “trans person looks in the mirror and their reflection is the right gender”. you know the one.
Later in that same scene, Bucky outright says that the reason he thinks Steve is joining the war is to “prove himself.” You could totally interpret this as Steve trying to shove himself into the absolute most masculine role in his society in order to reaffirm his own gender identity.
Bucky is also incredibly worried about the consequences Steve will face if he is “discovered falsifying enlistment documents”. If you headcanon Steve as a trans man, this adds new depth to the stakes. Instead of lying about his respiratory issues and hometown, Steve would be lying about his sex assigned at birth. Which, given the state of the US in 1943, would’ve had even harsher punishment.
Steve is recruited by Dr. Abraham Erskine in 1943, which would be congruent with the time the German scientists from the ‘Institute for Sexology’ immigrated to the US. So, to clarify: a German-American doctor spends his life researching and creating a serum that instantly masculinized Steve via intra-muscular injection.I would like to point out that for trans men, testosterone is administered the same way. Also, this timeline just so happens to line up with a key point in the history of transgender medical treatment. Huh. Interesting.
In addition, the following quote by Dr. Abraham Erskine can easily lend itself to a discussion on transmasculinity:
“…the strong man who has known power all his life, may lose respect for that power, but a weak man knows the value of strength, and knows… compassion.”
and– hey, I just wanna point out the… interesting parallel… between the flag pole scene in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
…like wow… okay. there’s actually a lot of parallels between these two movies, (except in Mulan the protagonist enters the ‘male’ gender role out of necessity whereas Steve does so by desire, differentiating between a cross-dresser and a trans man) but I won’t go there today. nope.
Then the introduction of Peggy Carter leads Steve to question his existing perceptions of gender roles. He admits that “I guess I just don’t know why you’d join the army if you were… a woman” which, under this trans interpretation, could be Steve projecting his own relationship with gendered aspirations onto Peggy.
And god, that’s not even delving into how easily his ‘transformation sequence’ could fall into a trans narrative.
In the second act of the film when a woman hits on him, Steve responds with visible discomfort. When he first realizes that she’s hitting on him, his immediate reaction is to cover his chest.
The First Avenger mentions Steve’s lack of romantic/sexual experience many times throughout the film. Steve passes it off as ‘not having found the right partner yet’ but hypothetically– if he were a trans man, that could be another reason for his fear of sexual intimacy. If he’s #stealth and passing as male, then any form of sexual intimacy could risk his reputation and his ability to remain in the military.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
2001: a space odyssey (1968)
Two Days, One Night (2014)
The Road Within (2014)
Frances Ha (2012)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Falling (2014)
1001 Grams (2014)
White Bird in a Blizzard (2014)
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (2014)
Mauvais Sang (1986)
Adult World (2013)
Anna Karenina (2012)
The Aviator (2004)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Generation War (2013)
Django Unchained (2012)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
6 years (2015)
Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)
We Are the Best! (2013)
Before We Go (2014)
Almost Famous (2000)
Short Term 12 (2013)
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (2011)
Liberal Arts (2012)
North Sea Texas (2011)
The English Teacher (2013)
One Day (2011)
American Beauty (1999)
Unhealthily obsessed with video games, anime, Disney, or some sick combination of the three
One of the most sleep-deprived majors, but also surprisingly chipper (there are exceptions)
Instantly recognizable by their triforce t-shirts or Pokemon Go snapbacks
In spite of everything, they have the highest population of straight-edge asexuals
If you weren’t straight edge and celibate before, then prepare to be, because you’re about to disown all bodily urges and dedicate your life to drawing cartoon animals
Like Animation majors, but cooler and much better taste in fashion. A little less tech-savvy, though
Comic book nerds
Painting & Drawing
A friend of mine once said, “People who love animation go into animation. Then they realize it’s a ton of work and switch to illustration. Then they realize THAT’S a ton of work and switch into Painting & Drawing.”
Highest percentage of colorful hair and weird tattoos/piercings
Listen to music you’ve never heard of
Smoke a LOT, asthmatics beware
Kinda stereotypical stoners or high level artsy kids, but not that pretentious
Somehow even more conceptual and indie than P&D
Behind the ceramics building, there’s a sculpture garden of all the sculptures of students past. Every night, the campus closes at 4AM. They say it’s for security, but I say it’s because the sculptures all come to life at that point. I mean, think about it. The whole “spooky midnight hour” is so cliche, I don’t know anyone who DOESN’T stay up till midnight at least once a week. But 4AM? That’s the true witching hour. The hour that belongs only to the living sculptures (and architecture majors I guess)
Frankly, the least hygienic major
All the males and most of the females have a rank odor after being sweatily hunched over the steaming hot forges for too long
Might be stoners, but the chill, easy-to-hang-out-with stoners
Probably the most like a real family. I always walk by the Glass Studio at night and feel the breeze of warm air from their fire, catch a riff of tasteful classic rock, and hear the echoes of genuine laughter from within. It must be nice to have a home.
I dunno, I’ve never met one. They put on some sick gallery shows, though.
In spite of Graphic Design as an art not being super emotional or indie compared to, say, Painting, the GD majors are probably some of the most tortured souls I’ve met
I used to be best friends/date a GD major and watched before my eyes as she was crushed by the world around her from Freshman to Junior year. Honestly I’m not sure if she still goes here. We don’t talk anymore, it’s too painful. I miss her, or rather, I miss the person she used to be. The person she used to be before Graphic Design.
I’m now roommates with a poor little GD Freshman, and I worry about her every day. Not as a lover like with the last one, but as a parent. What will happen to her? How long will she last? Cheyenne, if you’re reading this, run away while you still can.
Gets excited about fonts and kerning.
I don’t really know what kerning is.
Outdoorsy and nature loving hippies
The chillest major, I envy them
Photography IS hard work, don’t get me wrong, but come ON! You travel to a beautiful mountain spring, snap a few pictures, and call it a day
Never need to pull all-nighters
Seriously, I deeply respect Photography as an art and all BUT
Some of them are also outdoorsy and nature loving hippies, the rest are hipSTERS
“I don’t watch ‘movies.’ I watch Films.”
Apparently they have something of a drug problem, i.e., half the class comes in stoned
My friend Chris said one of the film teachers plays Porno he made in class, I’m not sure if he was messing with me or not
Oh boy, Architecture
The coldest hearts of any major
The only nice Architecture majors are the first years. After that last final, something inside of them breaks. At that point they either crawl to a different major in submission, or become as sharp, straight, and lifeless as the buildings which they spend so much time designing
They literally do not sleep
Seriously, I was pulling an all-nighter last week (since the Architecture place is the only place open 24/7) and I swear to god there was an entire CLASSFULL of the Architects up and jamming from 10pm to 7am. I tried to sleep, but the Architecture majors just wouldn’t quit. Also, it was so cold there. So cold. Cold from the hearts of fifth-year Architects. I’m bringing my winter backpacking sleeping bag next time.
Mostly foreign exchange students, especially Chinese, Indian, and Korean
I don’t speak Chinese, Indian, OR Korean so I can’t say much else
Vaguely like Architecture majors, only they appear to have a normal spectrum of human emotions
What is Interactive Design? Honestly I don’t really know. Like making Apps or some shmuck.
Graphic Designers who love themselves
Obviously they’re very very VERY nicely dressed
Calm, confident, but also have fun sides
Most of the textiles students I’ve met are just stop-motion loving Animators
I think the ones that aren’t are probably like grandmas that love knitting or something
Honestly I didn’t know this was a major until like last semester
The only furniture major I’ve met was this Norwegian dude who looked like a greek god
We were once assigned to do a group project together but then he blew me off to go surfing so I had to do it myself. Seriously? Surfing???? Like I’d be mad but that’s a cool reason to blow someone off. Hell, I’d blow people off surfing if I had the easy life of a non-animation-major
“We have a writing program?”
They’re cool though
Get really excited about books. I’ve read only about three or four books so I kind of just smile and nod while they talk
Seem genuinely interested in other people’s stories
I’m not entirely sure what this is
Passionate about social justice and teamwork
Disclaimer: No offense to any of them (except architecture majors)
*At California College of the Arts from my relativley limited perspective as an animation major who frankly has only had minimal interactions with the others
Cate Blanchett plays 13 different roles in Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto.
Tour-de-force: a term so overused that we need an undeniable acting performance to renew its meaning for cinema. Cate Blanchett has just given us one, going all-out in Manifesto. Already respected as one of the best actresses in film, Blanchett raises the bar even higher by playing 13 different roles in Manifesto, embodying some of the most influential and emotional artist manifestos in history.
Dylan Klebold (far left) in Cub Scouts with Brooks Brown (middle) and friend
Dylan Klebold in Little League
Dylan visits the Denver Courthouse with a friend
The photo of Dylan Klebold that most news channels aired. It was an outdated picture, however; people who knew Dylan said he looked nothing like that yearbook photo before the shootings. He looked more like what you see in the screencaps from his home videos: Turned-around baseball cap, sunglasses, long hair. But at the time it was the only public domain photo the news could get hold of so it’s what ran. It, combined with the outdated photo of Eric Harris, horrified nations of people who had to wonder how two all-American lads like Dylan and Eric could be motivated to do such a thing?
11th grade. His shirt reads: Serial Killer.
Also 11th grade
Dylan Klebold, inside and out of his BMW. This footage was taken from one of his home videos and better represents what Dylan looked like during the time of the shootings.
From a film short Dylan starred in for Columbine High School’s “Rebel News Network”.
Clips from one of the home videos Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold made for film class.
Dylan Klebold, Brooks Brown (center), and Zach Heckler (far right) in a film tribute they made honoring their drama teacher. This video was filmed just weeks before the shootings.
Dylan Klebold attended Columbine High School’s prom with friend Robyn Anderson. Robyn was heard to have boasted to friends shortly before the prom that she managed to talk him into going despite his reluctance to attend.