There’s something sweet, and almost kind
But he was mean and he was coarse and unrefined
And now he’s dear, and so unsure
I wonder why I didn’t see it there before
Bucky Barnes was the most annoying person on the planet. Was being the operative word.
When he arrived at the Avengers Tower, he had been cold and mean and just plain rude. In the beginning, you let it slide without saying anything. He had been through way more than anyone you had known. Being brainwashed and used as a weapon could do the worst to even the best people.
Warnings: none, really. Some fluff, some dark Steve
All credit goes to Marvel
Steve flipped the picture in his hands over and over,
looking at the picture itself, then the date on the back of it. September 29th,
2016. The date seemed so long ago. He stared at the picture a little longer. He
committed every small detail of it to memory; the way her hair flowed with the
wind, her radiant smile, her eyes. Oh
god, her eyes, he thought. He bit his lip, carefully folding the picture
back into his wallet. How was he supposed to live on like this? Without her?
“Dad, I don’t know if this is a good idea. At least
not yet.” You pleaded with your father. Nick Fury sat at the table across from
you, elbows up on the table.
“You are the only option right now, Y/N. Everyone on
the team is down and we need you.” Nick said affirmatively. You knew that tone
of voice. That tone of voice meant you weren’t getting out of this. “All you
have to do is make sure that James Buchanan Barnes is stable and true to the
Avengers Initiative. We don’t need any more HYDRA in this world and he has some
pretty strong ties to them.” You looked at your dad, Agent Phil Coulson of
“It’ll take two weeks tops. Maybe one depending on
what you see. I promise you won’t be in there for longer than you have to.” He
put his hand over yours reassuringly and you took a deep breath. Fury slid over
the steel briefcase and you opened it, surveying the photostatic veil in front
of you. “Wearing this at all times is necessary. The Avengers already know you
as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. If they suspect that one of us is spying on one of
them, the mission is compromised and there’s no telling what will happen. As we
all know, Steve Rogers is a bit of a loose cannon when it comes to Bucky
Barnes. We can’t risk him hurting you if he finds out what you’re up to.”
“Right, so who am I, again?” You asked. Your nerves
were on fire with anxiety, whether it was good anxiety or bad anxiety, you
weren’t sure. You squeezed your dad’s hand a little tighter.
“You’re Marie Laveau, Stark’s new assistant. He knows
why you’re there, but he doesn’t know who you really are. He doesn’t trust
Barnes either. He’ll show you everything and give you the inside briefing.
You’re from San Antonio, moved here when you were nine years old to live with
your aunt after your parents were killed in a deadly gambling ring. You won’t
be there long, so you don’t need much more information, and if they ask, I
trust you won’t blow your cover. Now come on, I’ll bring you to the tower. You
can put your face on in the car.” Nick stood up, gesturing for you to follow.
You and your dad stood up, too. You gave him a hug and grabbed the briefcase
before following Fury.
“Tell May I bought more celery for her breakfast
shakes!” You called. Your dad smiled and nodded as you sat down in the
passenger seat of Nick’s car.
“You know, you didn’t have to cut and dye your hair.”
He said, pulling out of the restaurant parking lot.
“Oh, I didn’t,” you pulled off your jet black wig,
exposing your natural hair underneath it. “You’re not the only one who thought
disguise.” You saw him crack a (rare) smile.
“So I guess spending the entirety of your life
training you to be a spy didn’t go to waste, huh?”
“Well, I had some pretty good teachers.”
“You’re doing this at the right time,” Tony began. “Barnes
is just starting to warm up to everyone, but he’s still slightly reserved. I
feel like he’s keeping something from us, something from Steve. Oh, here’s
Diana’s room. You’ll be staying here.” He gestured to the room you would be
staying and you felt instantly relaxed by looking around.
“Thanks, Tony.” you said sincerely. You gave him a
grateful smile and he nodded, putting your luggage on the queen-sized bed.
“No, thank you. I need to keep my team together. But I
need to trust Barnes before I do that,” You nodded understandingly. “Dinner’s
at five, so you have time to wash up or get situated or whatever you needed to
do.” With that, he gave you a tight smile before leaving, shutting your door
behind him. You pressed your hands against your mattress, welcoming the
familiar softness of it, and you hung your head. It’s gonna be a long two weeks, you thought.
When you came down for dinner that night, you sat at
the long bar table with a piece of pizza in front of you and a knife and fork
in hand. “You’re the only person I know, besides Diana, that eats pizza like
that.” Nat remarked. Steve’s head popped up to look at you and then your hands,
still holding the silverware. He looked at you skeptically in a way that made
your skin crawl.
“I don’t like getting pizza grease on my fingers.” You
shrugged and crinkled your nose. Nat nodded and went back to eating her slice,
but Steve’s eyes lingered on you for just a bit longer and you averted your
gaze back to your pizza, busying yourself with cutting into it and taking a
Bucky came over and plopped down next to Steve,
grabbing himself a slice of buffalo chicken pizza and nearly shoving the entire
thing in his mouth. Steve whispered something in Bucky’s ears and you saw Bucky
glance at you in the corner of your eyes. You picked at your lip and felt your cheeks
heat up, and you were thankful that the photo-static veil wouldn’t show it. Steve
stood up, throwing his now-empty plate away before excusing himself. You
watched as he stalked out of the room. Bucky came over and sat down by you.
“Don’t take it personal, you just remind him a lot about
Diana. Everybody here’s still upset that she’s gone and they don’t like to talk
about it, but I know a lot about her from her file and what Steve’s told me.
Walk with me, I’ll tell you everything you need to know.” Bucky looked into
your eyes and you could tell he was serious. You finished your piece and threw
your plate away, instantly going to follow the brunet who was already halfway
out the door.
“Diana was great. She was sweet, but wouldn’t hesitate
to bring one of us to the floor if she didn’t like what someone was doing. She
was incredibly intelligent, easily beating out Clint and Natasha in almost any
subject. She was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, but they called her an ‘Honorary Avenger’
because she went on a lot of missions with them. That’s how her and Steve got
close and how they started dating. They were never public about their
relationship though, they thought people would use them against each other,
making them vulnerable. They loved each other too much that they’d pick each
other’s lives to save over their own.”
“Sounds dangerous, to say the least. What happened to
her?” You kicked at a rock as you and Bucky walked back to the tower, now with
two cups of hot chocolate.
“She was presumed dead after an Extremis blew up in a
bar. She was trying to save this kid, Harley, I think. He was real special to
Tony, but Tony was down for the count when Harley ran into the bar, trying to
save some file. Tony begged and yelled after Harley not to go in, but it was
too late. The building burst into flames and Diana ran in, diving under beams
and structures that had fallen over. She pushed Harley out, but one of the
rafters fell on top of her, and they couldn’t get to her in time. They never
found her, all the bodies were too charred to be recognizable. Not even dental
records could help.”
“Steve hasn’t been the same since?”
“No, but can you blame him? Captain America losing the
love of his life? He was almost mad when Pepper was the one to kill Aldrich
Killian, the guy who created it. Steve wanted to do it himself.” You guys
stopped walking when you reached the steps to the common room. “I guess I
credit her with being why I joined the Avengers. The punk’s lost so much in
life that he needs someone who understands. I just want him to be happy, that’s
what we all want. So it makes more sense for me to be on his side instead of an
enemy, doing the right thing for once instead of being some brainwashed
You threw your empty hot chocolate cup into the
trashcan and shoved your hands in your pockets. “I appreciate you telling me
all of this now so I don’t make an ignorant remark later. I don’t want to upset
him.” You said. Bucky nodded, pressing his lips together. He opened the door
for you and you stepped inside. Your eyes instantly landed on Steve, sitting on
the couch and reading the newspaper.
He glanced up at you before focusing back on his
paper. You frowned a little at how distant he was with you, but you couldn’t
blame him. He probably felt bothered that you were staying in Diana’s old room.
You shrugged it off and went to your new room anyways. You had to text your dad
and Fury, and then take a hot shower to make up for the cold night air.
Had some one-on-one time with Barnes. His intentions look good, but I’ll stay
the full week to be sure.
Remember your cover, stay safe.
Dig up any dirt you can. I want a thorough report of him.
You turned your phone’s screen off and placed it on
the counter of the bathroom, making sure to lock the door before pulling your
wig off as well and stepping into the hot, inviting water of your shower.
“Hey, Steve, Tony wants to know when you’re ready to
try out the new suit.” You popped your head through his door. He was sitting on
the edge of his bed, staring intently at a picture. He coughed and folded it
back into his pocket before nodding and standing up to follow you to the lab.
When he reached the door where you were standing, he did a once-over of you.
Not in a ‘checking you out’ sort of way, but another skeptical glance. You
froze momentarily, fearing that Steve was way too smart and could probably see
right past your cover.
“Yeah, let’s go.”
I want you to take a shot at Steve. Anywhere you want. Preferably not in the
nether regions. Or the chest. The legs and stomach are fair game though.” Tony
said. He tossed you a gun and you caught the trigger on your ring finger. They
braced for the bullet that they assumed would be shot, but it never came.
Instead, the gun balanced delicately off your finger.
“What?” You asked. Tony and Steve stood up from their
crouched positions and stared at you in shock.
“Uh, nothing. Diana just used to do that a lot, kinda
her thing, I guess.” Tony said. You frowned.
“Oh, I’m sorry. Must’ve just been a lucky catch.” You
shrugged the comment off. “Steve, are you ready?” He nodded, and braced his
body. Tony had been working on the new 100% vibranium suit for weeks now, he
told you, and he was excited to test it out. Steve, however, was a bit nervous
to be shot at for experimental purposes.
You fired off one shot, one at his thigh. Then you
fired another at his stomach. One at his shoulder, and one at his arm. Tony watched
as the bullets bounced off Steve’s uniform. Steve’s face was contorted in pain,
but nothing went past his armor. When he opened his eyes and stared down at
himself, he grinned at his bullet-less body and looked at Tony, who was
beaming. You used this moment to excuse yourself. “Well, if that’s all you
need, sir, Bucky asked me to dinner and I should get going.” Tony waved you
off, too excited by his success to pay much attention. You slipped out of the
You walked back into your bedroom after dinner with
Bucky, whom you had a surprisingly good time with. You had decided that further
investigation to him wasn’t needed. In fact, he spent nearly the entire time
raving over the Avengers and his missions with them. He told you about growing
up with Steve and how happy he was when he was pulled out of cryostasis and
found out Steve Rogers was still alive. He was even happier when he found out
that Steve was still around his age, non-biologically. You dropped your keys
onto the table by your door and looked into the little mirror above it, taking
out your earrings. You jumped out of your shoes when you heard Steve’s voice. “Diana
Locke was a great spy, amazing even. She was an expert marksman. But she also
had her ticks. She picked at her lip when she was nervous. She ate her pizza
with a knife and fork,” you froze, still turned away from him. “In fact, she’s
even your exact height.”
“Steve, I’m sorry. Bucky told me about Diana, but she’s
dead, and I-“, he cut you off.
“Oh, yeah. Diana’s dead. Diana was a cover though.
Everybody believes that she died in that Extremis fire, but only I know that
she used that fire and belief that she was dead to run off and find a new alias,
a new cover, because she had blown hers while saving Harley.” He stalked up
behind you, but you still didn’t move aside from letting him shove a picture
into your hand. You brought it up in front of you and studied it. It was a
photo of him and Diana. They smiled brightly at the camera with Diana lifted
high onto his shoulders. She held up an American flag as her hair blew in the
wind behind her. “I was the only one lucky enough to know her real name. Her
true self. I know her better than herself sometimes. I’m the only one who can
keep up with her.” You turned to face him and he hovered his hand over your
photo-static veil, pulling it off of your face. You helped him by reaching
behind you and sliding off the wig, letting your natural hair fall back onto
your shoulders, framing your face. He stared at you, a smile taking over his
Looking at Tumblr and feeling like the only person who’s enjoying Secret Empire. Like half the shit people are complaining about is just people genuinely not paying attention at all to the story.
1. “It’s fascist propaganda.”
You do realise that Hydra are the villains of this story right? That the whole situation with a fascist taking over the US is meant to be terrifying. That the story is meant to be making commentary on the kind of extreme right wing nutjobs rising up in politics lately and how wrong they are.
2. “It’s anti-semitic to make Cap a member of Hydra.”
It’s been pointed out before by many people, though I was @towritecomicsonherarms point it out first on my dash, that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby wrote a story where Red Skull managed to brainwash Cap into being a full blown Nazi. The two original Jewish creators of Cap made that story. All that is being done now is a more universe level brainwash, ie. cosmic cube, and we’re actually letting the story continue for more than an issue.
Also, again, do you not realise that Cap right now is meant to be the antithesis of what he’s supposed to be? I mean they basically beat you over the head with it in Secret Empire with this
The whole fucking point is that the true Steve Rogers would absolutely despise this version.
The story is a ‘What if the villains won?’ In the case of Cap’s villains being fascists it’s terrifying.
3. “It’s anti-semitic because they made Wanda side with Hydra.”
You don’t think Wanda is being brainwashed? They have Odinson on their side too and something tells me that he hasn’t suddenly become a fascist either. They even mention brainwashing multiple times in #1 and SHIELD is scared by how fast they are managing to turn their own people against them with brainwashing in #0.
Finally, you only need read Captain America Sam Wilson to get some idea of what Nick Spencer’s politics are. Something is telling me he isn’t a far-right fascist when he’s writing an anti-fascist storyline and making it the front and centre of the Marvel Universe right now.
You can not like the story for the writing or what have you but to call Marvel fascist sympathisers or to call for Nick Spencer to lose his job just because you don’t like a story is ridiculous. If you don’t like it, don’t buy it. Simple.
But beyond the outrage it seems no one actually seems to back up their claims of anti-semitism despite it being a serious allegation that can ruin people’s lives. Not that tumblr has been known for its tact when attacking people for disagreeing with them.
In these following statements, I don’t mean to offend any regular civilians in those countries (unless they are Islamophobic and/or anti-Turkish).
I don’t know if you guys have ever heard of the saying “Europe is the cradle of civilization”. Why? Because it is believe that Western countries are democratic, they value human right, they respect everyone’s beliefs, they don’t make discrimination, they believe in freedom of speech etc. But is it the truth or were we being brainwashed?
You know how we all hate Trump because he is full of hate. He hates everyone who doesn’t fit in his “perfect American” profile. But he neglects the fact that there are so many different type of people in this whole world. But seems to me that there are many Trumps out there, one example is above.
You of course wouldn’t know about it but there will be a referendum in Turkey in April. It’s about whether we want the presidential system in our country. Of course there is a huge debate going on between those who want the system and those who don’t. But this is about TURKEY, this is about OUR PEOPLE. So no one else shouldn’t have a say in this unless they are a citizen of Republic of Turkey.
However, it’ not the case, as you might see. Ever since it was decided that there will be a referendum, countless politicians from Western countries released such videos, made statements, spoke on tv channels about how they don’t want it to happen. Only because they hate Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the president of Turkey.
There are people who love him and there are people who hate him. I won’t go into detail about that issue because it would take a long time but honestly the actual reason is, it’s none of anyone’s business unless they are a citizen of this country. I’ve been seeing way too many hateful posts about him on this website and it just doesn’t make sense for those people to talk like that because they don’t know sh*t about him or us or this country! His party has been in power NON-STOP since 2002! But those people don’t even know anything about Turkey solely hate him because he is a conservative Muslim.
The man in the video is
Geert Wilders. A Dutch politician who is the founder and leader of the Party for Freedom. So it’s not only these random people on tumblr but those who are in charge who are running campaigns so that Turkey won’t change its system to Presidential and put Erdoğan on top. But I don’t know how they find the right to meddle in Turkey’s politics.
I’m way more than upset because we are fighting with terrorist groups such as pkk, isis and many more inside and outside of our borders, we are helping the refugees and those who are in need of help all around the world and like it isn’t enough, we have to deal with such insolent politicians!
Hi, so, let’s talk about: whether mocking and mistreating Mick Rory is justified because of what he’s done in the past.
He’s not a good guy. That’s been established, and I have stated that many, many times. However. In Legends, he is not the same man as he is in Flash. It’s not quite as obvious in the first season, as he’s still clinging to the old version of himself, but it changes a lot throughout the show.
Has Mick killed people before? Yes. And he’s enjoyed it.
Has he tried to kill people on the ship, or otherwise attempted to hurt them outright? No.
I can hear you saying, “but he did!!!” That is true. If you consider him as being himself while brainwashed, or his fights with Leonard. Or I guess letting Ray take that beating in the gulag, and there was the time he hurt Sara.
If you’re someone who says that Rip can’t be held accountable for his actions while brainwashed, then you must also extend that courtesy to Mick. As well you should, because while brainwashed, they cannot really be held accountable for what they are doing, as they are acting in the interests of those who brainwashed them.
Second. His fights with Leonard are something that the two of them have a habit of. Len has punched him more than once, and he has returned that. When they have issues, instead of having heart to hearts, they duke it out. Him hurting Len is not something to use as leverage for “he deserves to be mocked and mistreated”, because the two of them have a very specific, dysfunctional relationship that still works and is what is in general best for them to handle their problems. And it is worth mentioning that the times Mick hurt Len were usually provoked first by Len, or suggested: the fight in the cell was his idea, for example.
Third. The gulag was a prison and Mick knows how prison life works. He knew that trying to help Ray was going to get him nowhere. It would only get them both in trouble. And he DID try to warn Ray not to do what he did; Ray didn’t listen. Mick didn’t just let him fly blind, he did warn him. And in the torture session, there wasn’t much Mick could do. He was chained up.
Fourth. Sara. He hurt her right before he became Chronos. That isn’t quite as cut and dry as the other things, but he wasn’t exactly in his right mind there either. Not because of brainwashing, but because something in him by that point had snapped. Rip attacking him had been the last straw for him and he had just lost all control of his impulses. Again, this leads back to his mental illnesses: he has BPD, most likely, and we know he has pyromania. Depression. A lack of impulse control. All of these together caused him to lose his ability to control himself after what Rip said and the build-up of everything up to that point. That does not make it okay, but he wasn’t quite thiniking straight then either.
The truth of the matter is, beyond wanting to go home and as a whole ignoring the crew for the most part, Mick has never outright tried to hurt them unless he was under the effects of something: brainwashing, or a zombie virus whatchamacallit.
In fact, he has saved the crew memebers many times. He saved Rip when they were at the Oculus, even though up to date, Rip had given him zero reason to do so. He aided in saving Sara when she was younger. He aided in saving Jax. He refused to leave Ray behind in the gulag, ergo saving him as well.
He has saved them despite them not giving him a real reason to do so. What he hasn’t done is hurt most of them, and certainly not while in his right mind. Even when he had a chance to. The only ones who knocked Rip around on the crew, for example, are Sara and Kendra. Mick hasn’t, despite having plenty of reasons to.
Yes, he can be a jerk sometimes. He’s blunt, he doesn’t care for beating around the bush, ,and he doesn’t have a good grasp on social skills. But he has never outright physically tried to severely harm another crew member.
So to say that he deserves to be mocked, insulted, and bullied in the midst of his mental illnesses being aggravated and his grief still being present, is a nonsensical thing.
Yes, he’s done bad things. Bullying him for his intelligence is not how you go about trying to resolve those things.
If you continue to hold that view, despite knowing that Mick has mental health issues, is grieving, and hasn’t actually tried to kill the crew when in stable mental condition - you’re advocating for what is nothing more than lowkey bullying.
Drop the act and be content with being a cis person. It’s not a bad thing to be a gender-nonconforming cis person. You’ve gotten “cis-scum” brainwashed and now you think not being miserable and mentally ill is boring and opressive. Take a break from the internet and stop calling yourself trans.
The first person you see is The Winter Solider, and your first thought is traitor. Immediately you’re attacking him. You swing your flesh hand at him, and just as you anticipated, he blocks it with his metal hand. This gives you room to punch him in the gut with your own metal arm. He grunts and goes flying backwards from the force of your punch.
“How did this even happen?” Captain America yells as he runs towards you as a distraction.
You easily land a hit on the super soldier. Metal connects with the flesh of his cheek.
“The words being repeated inside her memory must have triggered her in the present as well!” The Scarlet Witch explains, using her magic to throw you backwards into the wall.
Your body slides down the wall and you hit the floor ungracefully. Motion catches your eye to the right and you look to see the Iron Man suit connecting itself to Tony Stark. You jump up and run towards him, catching part of the suit midair and crushing it with your metal hand. Tony grabs your arm but he’s no match for you without the complete suit, you force him to the ground easily and turn to run out of the lab.
Three words keep echoing inside your head. Return to Hydra.
You barely make it three steps before a red force is pinning you to the wall. You grunt at the force of your body hitting the concrete wall, air rushing out of you. Breathing in heavily, you struggle uselessly against The Scarlet Witch’s magic.
Everyone walks up to you, studying you carefully. With all of your strength, you try to lunge at the closest enemy, but you get nowhere.
“Do you think there’s a way to get her back without knocking her out?” The Winter Soldier asks, staring into your cold eyes. The word traitor rushes through your head at the sight of him and the witch.
“I don’t think we have time to figure that out.” Tony Stark replies, blaster aimed at you.
The Winter Soldier sighs before reeling his metal arm back and connecting his fist with your head.
You wake up pinned to a chair by metal cuffs in a room you’ve never seen before. The room is too clean, too white, and too quiet. Immediately your first thought is that you’re back with Hydra, so you scream bloody murder. Your body twists in a fit as you try to move your arms and legs. Realizing that your normal limbs are no match for metal, you focus on ripping off the metal straps with your cybernetic arm.
Using all of your strength, you focus on trying to disconnect the cuffs that were bolted to the arm of the chair. Your screaming stops as you grunt with effort.
The sound of rapid footsteps running down the hall startles you, causing another wave of adrenaline to rush over you. Hydra must have heard you screaming, and now that they realize you won’t be as compliant, you’ll end up just like Bucky. Motivated by the threat of being brainwashed, you growl with effort, trying to force to metal upwards with your arm. Suddenly the footsteps stop, and Bucky appears in the doorway. You immediately relax at the sight of him, realizing that you were still at the Avenger’s tower.
“Oh my god.” You sigh, breathing heavily from the energy you had used.
You close your eyes, trying to calm down.
“It’s okay.” You hear Bucky soothe, and you nod to acknowledge him.
Something softly brushes against your cheek and you flinch, eyes flying open. Bucky’s hand caresses your cheek, thumb soothing over your skin. You gulp, trying not to lean into his touch. Your eyes meet and you suck in a sharp breath, turning your gaze elsewhere. You pull your face away from his touch and squirm under the restraints.
What the hell.
“Can you, uh, unlock me?” You ask, not looking at him.
“Oh, yeah, sorry.” Bucky swallows, walking over to the chair’s control panel. With the push of a button the cuffs open and you stretch your limbs.
“Why does my eye hurt so much?” You ask, fingers lightly ghosting over the corner of your right eye.
“Don’t touch it.” Bucky orders, grabbing your wrist to pull your hand away. “We had to reset your mind somehow… so I punched you.”
“It’s okay.” You breathe out shakily as you push yourself up to stand. “Did I hurt anyone?”
“I mean, you landed a pretty good punch on me and Steve, but no one’s got any permanent battle scars so it’s all good.” Bucky smiles, trying to lighten the mood.
“I’m sorry.” You whisper, staring at the ground. “I honestly thought I was outsmarting Hydra. I’m so stupid.”
“No, you’re not.” Bucky objects, “You were just doing what you thought you had to in order to survive.”
“I hate them.” You say quietly. Wanda forcing you to relieve every agonizing moment certainly didn’t help you trying to move on. “I’d kill all of them if I got the chance.”
Your titanium hand balls into a fist as you brush by Bucky, only to be grabbed and pulled back.
“Hey. I hate them, too. A lot of people do.” Bucky’s eyes never leave yours. “But you can’t let them get the best of you. If you go back there, they will capture you again. Don’t do anything stupid.”
His words upset you, how dare he tell you what to do? You’d only known each other for a week, but that was before everything about you had been spilled on the table. You thought you were better than him because you still had a mind, a conscious. But it turns out that you were just as dangerous as him, even more so, and you never even knew. It was all Hydra’s fault. Who knows how many people you’ve actually killed. You weren’t going to let them get away with ruining your life.
“You don’t get to tell me what to do.” You spit out, overcome by a blinding rage. A hurt look appears on his face but it barely even registers as you storm out of the room.
Your whole life, before Hydra, with Hydra, and even in this short time after, you had never known who you truly were. You had no purpose. Now, you do. Hydra turned you into a monster. There was only one thing you could think about doing, and that was getting revenge.
Giving Kylo Ren a redemption arc would not be giving him "Finn's story" because get this: Finn did nothing wrong! His story is not a story of redemption! Unless you count being kidnapped as a child and brainwashed his whole life as HIM doing something wrong, in which case you'd be a total piece of garbage.
A redemption arc = striving to become a better person.
Which is exactly what Finn himself thinks his story is.
But, no, of course we need two people who ditch the First Order to become good guys, and then both have feelings for Rey or something. Even the mass murderer who killed his father in cold blood needs to follow in Finn’s footsteps.
so I really like samurai jack, always have always will
which makes me feel the need to make a bit of a post on my perspective on what happened in the recent episode with Jack and Ashi becoming a couple
I really didnt expect peoples reactions to be as extreme as they were, but I also entirely understand all the arguments that would make people want to reject this ship so harshly
but given that, I don’t think the creators of the show handled things as undelicately as everyone seems to think, and this coming from a person who has a pretty similar life and “origin story” if you will as Ashi AND Jack (minus the obvious impossibilities like time travel :P but growing up in abusive isolated cult home? check. constant hyper vigilance and feeling disconnected altogether from a sense of time? check. nightmares and ptsd symptoms in general all around? check. I’m just saying, I connect to both characters here lol)
You knew that these moments would most likely be your last, you were surrounded by Hydra agents who were all packing military-grade weapons while your gun had run out of bullets a long time ago and there wasn’t anything around you that you could use to Mcguiver your way out of the situation.
You weren’t upset; you learned a long time ago that being a SHIELD agent meant that you would most likely die in the field and the fact that you were an elite agent didn’t change that.
You were ready to charge out of cover and take down as many of them as you could before you died, but right before you were about to go through with it a voice rang out.
“(y/n) come out, they’re not going to shoot you.” You felt a sharp pain in your chest at the sound of the voice.
“That’s not very reassuring coming from you traitor.” You shouted back at Ward, you only half meant those words, but you just wanted to hurt him the way he hurt you when you found out he was Hydra.
Ward had been like your big brother, he’d been your mentor and teacher, and even though he’d hurt you, you still loved him because he was family.
“(y/n) I didn’t turn my back on you, I turned my back on SHIELD.” You heard him whisper some things to his men and then you heard a bunch of footsteps retreating.
“(y/n), trust me.” Ward said coming around the corner to face you. You point your gun straight at his forehead; it was a total bluff, you had no ammo but you were hoping he didn’t know that.
“If you really wanted to kill me you would’ve pulled the trigger already, besides the gun’s out of bullets. Here, if you really want to kill me use this.” Ward said handing you his gun after showing you it was fully loaded.
“Do you have a death wish I don’t know about?” You asked taking the gun from him, you knew he wasn’t bluffing, the gun wasn’t one of the ones that required your palm print to use, he really trusted you with his life.
“No, but you’re more family than my actual family is, and if you love me as much as I love you you’re not going to pull the trigger.” He said, you always knew when Ward was lying and right now he wasn’t, this wasn’t some ploy to take you down, it wasn’t a trick the sincerity in his eyes told you that much.
You sighed and lowered the gun, you couldn’t do it, he was your big brother, and even though he’d hurt you, you just couldn’t bring yourself to kill him.
“So what are you gonna brainwash me into being a Hydra agent or something?” You asked.
“I’d never do that to you, I’d never take away your free will. I’ll take you back to SHIELD, or at least as close as I can get before someone tries to take a shot at me.” Ward said in an attempt to make a joke.
“Come on, I wanna show you my new car.” Ward said taking your hand and leading out around the Hydra base. Yes, Ward was a traitor in SHIELD’s eyes, but to you he was still family, and you don’t turn your back on family.
You know what normal healthy people do when they are eating a meal and start to feel full up?
They STOP EATING.
Let’s repeat that; when you start to get full, you PUT THE FORK DOWN.
THAT is the only guaranteed way to lose weight, reduce your calorie intake.
Gluttony is not a disability, and as a physically disabled person myself I resent the implication that having a medical issue is an excuse to give up trying to improve yourself. No matter what problems you may have, you can always do something to lose weight. The first and most important step is REDUCE your Calorie intake; you can still eat what you like, just eat less of it. Moderation is the key.
Oh, but that would mean taking responsibility for yourself and making an effort….it’s so much easier to pretend that it is “genetics” or “conditions” that keep you obese, right fat people?
Or that the only reason people are repulsed by you is they are being brainwashed by “the media”, not the fact that a vast majority of the human beings on this planet find wobbly, cellulite-ridden, stretch-marked flesh hanging out for all to see absolutely revolting. (That’s without mentioning what it says about your character and personality too). If you do not have the will-power to stop gorging yourself YOU are the only person to blame when you are viewed in a negative way.
I have no respect for anyone that has no respect for themselves and THAT is why I will continue to fight fat acceptance.
So, hate me, accuse me of “oppressing the obese”, of being a bigot, of being “ableist” whatever, I could not give a flying fuck. I will not stand idly by while impressionable youngsters are manipulated into committing slow suicide via the use of blatant lies and misinformation, all under the pretense of being encouraged to “love themselves”. I am a parent myself and I will not be silenced. If that hurts some people’s feelings, so be it.
Besides, I would love someone to explain to me how if you really, truly love yourself and your body, why on Earth would you push it to beyond its capabilities by making it cope with extra weight that it is not designed to carry? That doesn’t sound like love, it sounds like abuse…
A cold blooded assassin who has no mercy! Along with her widows kiss, she’s a deadly, and ruthless killer. No emotion, no memory, no kindness. She makes perfect assassin.
At an earlier time in her life, she was a ballerina in the heart of Paris, France. She had also been married to Gerard Lacroix.
At the time, Gerard had been an Overwatch agent. Talon tried many times to rid of Gerard. Due to frustration, they looked to his wife Amelie, and transformed her. Talon had kidnapped and brainwashed Amelie, ultimately turing her into a killing machine.
A reconditioned Amelie remembered nothing after Talon. She lived life normally after Overwatch found her. Unfortunately, she did not remain this way. Two weeks later…she killed Gerard in his sleep.
Talon then took over to finish the reconditioning process. Her skin turned blue and cold due to a slowed heart rate, her emotions died out, and her memories faded.
Within a short amount of time, Amelie was gone. She turned into the ruthless sniper we all know today…Widowmaker.
Talon created a living weapon, and continues to terrorize in the Overwatch world. With Gerard gone, and no traces of Widow, Talon has successfully fulfilled their mission.
As Widow continues to live and kill, her actions have raised some questions. One of which is, has she actually lost her memories? In recent events, such as the Uprising, Widow has dropped hints of Gerard and her emotions towards him.
So, the question is left without an answer. Has widow completely forgotten her memories? Or is she slowly regaining what she had lost?
Being brainwashed is possible and in theory could work…but, only for a short amount of time….kind of. In psychology, brainwashing is known as thought reform.
You have brainwashed someone and you have also been brainwashed. Being influenced, or changing because of some media or higher power and going through with the words someone speaks, the sounds you hear, and what you feel, has played a part in transforming your opinion and your mind set.
Theres two ways thought reform could work. Either you change for a while, or you change completely. This all depends on the severity of the recondition.
In case, Amelie could have her memories flowing back. In order for her to remain in her state, she would have to be conditioned every so often.
Sadly, Amelie has been condition more than once. The very first time was when she was sent to kill her husband. Upon her return to Talon, they continued to condition.
So far we know she has been conditioned twice. There isn’t a confirmed number by any official Blizzard affiliate.
Don’t give up hope fellow theorists! Widow has given Talon a reason not to continue the reform. Widow has done every task up to date. So, why would they have any reason to continue? She does everything Talon asks, and they wouldn’t want to loose their best assassin to death…
Due to her icy skin and slowed heart rate, her body can not keep up with the condition. Eventually, she will die.She can not keep living like this, and she definitely can not continue with more reforms!
Widow has regained a small amount of her memories that involve Gerard. Proof of this…visiting his grave with a single rose during the holidays.
Widow also has a trigger voice line in Kings Row concerning Gerard.
Widow is one of the many mysterious heroes in Overwatch. She has a dark past, and an even darker future with Talon. Theres no stopping what happens next unless Widow stands up and change her fate. She truly is a deadly one.
I would keep your distance from this beauty...unless you want a few of her widows kisses…
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I also remembered Buddy Willard saying in a sinister, knowing way that after I had children I would feel differently, I wouldn’t want to write poems anymore. So I began to think maybe it was true that when you were married and had children it was like being brainwashed, and afterwards you went about numb as a slave in some private, totalitarian state.