softly falling rain

teantacles:

zooophagous:

nathansummers:

putthatazztowork:

anthropwashere:

seerofdoom:

lovelyderriere:

pillowmate:

Russian Ballerina

Daaaaaaaamn.

oh my god

Her seratus anterior. Her everything. Oh my gosh.

Wow

She looks like she could break someone in half with her little finger.

daaaaaaamn

(via marchingjaybird)

unfriendlyblackandhot:

look im not saying that kissing bucky would have restored all his memories im just saying Steve could have at least tried 

(via emilianadarling)

thorkizilla:

I am definitely still in GIVE ME ALL THE CAPTAIN AMERICA FICS mode, which means, hey, here, have some more! I’m still largely looking for post-CA2 fics, but I’m also happy with speculation fic and anything that focuses on the main four and preferably anything long. I mean, look, it’s been a week since it’s been out in the US, clearly you all should have had plenty of time to write me at least a dozen more 10k+ fics. Like, at this rate, I may have to wander over to FFNET and nobody wants that, least of all me, okay.

But I’m really glad because this movie and this fandom have made me really fall in love with Steve as a character, like, he has a sense of humor and kind of crotchety but still a really solidly good-hearted person who likes to be nice to people! And it has Natasha figuring herself out and being badass but just beginning to understand herself as a person! And Sam who is honestly perfect in every single way! And, oh, my Bucky feelings are ridiculous, like, he was made into this horrible thing against his will and yet he still has the instincts to protect and save Steve and I just— I may spend all my time crying about these dumbs, but it’s still worth it.

CAPTAIN AMERICA - THE WINTER SOLDIER SPOILERS:
Soft Spot for the Hell Raisin’ Boy by ifeelbetter, sam & bucky + steve/bucky, the winter soldier spoilers, (some) humor, 1.9k

The Winter Soldier takes an interest in Sam Wilson. Bucky Barnes wants to tell him how to be Steve Rogers’s best friend.

Reconstruction Site by EmilianaDarling, steve/bucky + sam, the winter soldier spoilers, 7.6k

He is the Winter Soldier. He is James Buchanan Barnes. He’s not one and he’s not the other, and he’s not sure if that makes him anything worth saving. In which the Winter Soldier leads Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson on a wild goose chase through Eastern Europe so that he can learn more about the man who actually thinks he can be saved.

hold me tight by hollimichele, bucky/steve + sam + natasha, nsfw, the winter soldier spoilers, 11.1k

In the old days, before the war, Steve got cold at night. That was all it was, at first.

A Bullet in the Barrel (of your best guy’s gun) by lc2l, steve/bucky, the winter solderi spoilers, canon divergence (sort of), violence, 6k

You return to the concrete hole in the ground where the mission is not dead and not in the sewers and is looking at you. “Bucky,” says Rogers, Steve (deceased).

and my feet stuttering to make a path by defcontwo, natasha + natasha & steve + natasha/sam, the winter solderi spoilers, 1.7k

"Who do you want me to be?" Stop. Pause. It’s the wrong question.

A Place to Lie Low by ifeelbetter, sam & avengers, the winter soldier spoilers, humor, ~1k

Sam gets a reputation for being the dude with a place to lie low for on-the-run Avengers.

Modern Careers in the Information Sciences (and Other White Lies) by melannen, steve & sam & natasha + ocs, the winter soldier spoilers, 3k

Any agent knows that the most important thing when planning an op is information. Luckily, there’s a public library right across the street from Fort Meade.

Sleeperhold by Argyle, steve/bucky, the winter soldier spoilers, 1.6k wip

He’s hardwired to disappear.

lost my fear of falling by wistful_joy, steve/bucky + natasha + sam, 1.8k

“It’s been two weeks,” Natasha says, pressing a coffee cup into Steve’s hand. “How long are we going to do this?” Steve watches the steam curl into question marks above his cup. “I know he’s still in there,” he says, and that’s that.

Did You Think That You Were Homeward Bound? by toomuchgawking, natasha + sam + steve + bucky, the winter soldier spoilers, 1.7k

Natasha’s relationship with the truth, Sam’s relationship with the fight, and Steve and Bucky’s relationship with each other. Four character sketches written in reaction to Winter Soldier.

Anything You Can Bird, I Can Bird Better by ifeelbetter, clint/sam, the winter soldier spoilers, humor, ~1k

Sam and Clint duke it out in medical over who’s the best bird.


CAPTAIN AMERICA - STEVE/BUCKY/NATASHA:
Three Step by copperbadge, steve/bucky/natasha + steve/natasha, NSFW, 4.9k

"How many times a week can a couple have a threesome with the same guy before it becomes some sort of three-way relationship?"


CAPTAIN AMERICA - STEVE/SAM:
Baby, we’re already saved by lanyon, steve/sam + tony + mentions of bucky + mentions of one-sided sam/reilly, 1.1k

Sam has no idea how to ask Captain America if he’s in love with his sidekick.

Checking In by sabinelagrande, steve/sam, post-the winter soldier, fluff, ~1k

Sometimes Steve has gaps in his knowledge. Sometimes Sam does.

full details + recs inside!

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(via emilianadarling)

dbvictoria:

Good Idea/Bad Idea - Animaniacs

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V

(via emilianadarling)

dynamicafrica:

A beautiful cultural blend: African kimono
The contrasting landscapes of Japan and Africa may seem, literally, worlds apart. But they have been artfully united in a collaboration between an African designer and a traditional Japanese kimono-maker. Launched last month, Wafrica — Africa plus wa for Japan — has unveiled a range of kimono handcrafted in an array of African cotton fabrics that would seem to be a million miles from the subtle silks more commonly associated with traditional Japanese dress. Yet despite the orange comets and flashes of lightning tearing across a moss-green background, and the tribal swirls in colors that recall the sun-drenched African soil, the prints blend seamlessly into the kimono form before they surprise Japanese shoppers with their foreign origin. 
The cultural cocktail is the brainchild of Serge Mouangue, a Tokyo-based concept- car designer for Nissan, who joined forces with Kururi, a Tokyo-based kimono- maker, to produce the traditional Japanese attire in 18 African prints sourced in markets from Nigeria to Senegal. 
In the sedate confines of the Kururi store on Aoyama Dori, visitors are drawn to the bright outfits placed prominently in the window display. 
“These kimono have vivid colors, and the impact is powerful,” says Izumi Ichikawa, one of the store assistants, who is immaculately clad in a more conventional pastel-hued piece. “People expect more neutral tones in kimono, but these attract younger, modern people who are looking for something different.” 
“These color combinations are not found in traditional fabrics and are new to kimono,” adds Yoko Nagai, the merchandiser at Kururi, which has been selling kimono for 15 years. “And the printed wax cotton used in Wafrica kimono does not exist in traditional kimono materials.”
Such a lack of familiarity between materials and form strengthens the effect that Mouangue is seeking to create. 
“I do not want the end result to belong to Africa, nor should it belong to Japan. It is not a ‘fusion,’ ” says Mouangue, who was born in Cameroon and grew up in Paris. “I want it to be something else. It should transcend the boundaries of both cultures. It is a third aesthetic.” 
Read the rest of this article here.

dynamicafrica:

A beautiful cultural blend: African kimono

The contrasting landscapes of Japan and Africa may seem, literally, worlds apart. But they have been artfully united in a collaboration between an African designer and a traditional Japanese kimono-maker. Launched last month, Wafrica — Africa plus wa for Japan — has unveiled a range of kimono handcrafted in an array of African cotton fabrics that would seem to be a million miles from the subtle silks more commonly associated with traditional Japanese dress. Yet despite the orange comets and flashes of lightning tearing across a moss-green background, and the tribal swirls in colors that recall the sun-drenched African soil, the prints blend seamlessly into the kimono form before they surprise Japanese shoppers with their foreign origin.

The cultural cocktail is the brainchild of Serge Mouangue, a Tokyo-based concept- car designer for Nissan, who joined forces with Kururi, a Tokyo-based kimono- maker, to produce the traditional Japanese attire in 18 African prints sourced in markets from Nigeria to Senegal.

In the sedate confines of the Kururi store on Aoyama Dori, visitors are drawn to the bright outfits placed prominently in the window display.

“These kimono have vivid colors, and the impact is powerful,” says Izumi Ichikawa, one of the store assistants, who is immaculately clad in a more conventional pastel-hued piece. “People expect more neutral tones in kimono, but these attract younger, modern people who are looking for something different.”

“These color combinations are not found in traditional fabrics and are new to kimono,” adds Yoko Nagai, the merchandiser at Kururi, which has been selling kimono for 15 years. “And the printed wax cotton used in Wafrica kimono does not exist in traditional kimono materials.”

Such a lack of familiarity between materials and form strengthens the effect that Mouangue is seeking to create.

“I do not want the end result to belong to Africa, nor should it belong to Japan. It is not a ‘fusion,’ ” says Mouangue, who was born in Cameroon and grew up in Paris. “I want it to be something else. It should transcend the boundaries of both cultures. It is a third aesthetic.”

Read the rest of this article here.

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au where their lives aren’t constantly plauged by pain and they’re free to be ridiculous young adults in love that stare at each other fondly.

(Source: thewintersoldier, via villainsexuale)

paraxdisepink:

ballvvasher:

asealuponyourarm:

you know what that exhibit in cap 2 proved to me?

bucky and steve’s friendship is iconic in american culture

think of steve watching movies and reading books and the casual mentions of him and bucky’s friendship because it’s pop culture

people in the streets describing the strength of their relationship with someone by invoking steve and bucky

'i'd save this guy from a HYDRA base- single handedly!'

everyone wants what steve had and lost

image

Imagine Phil Coulson growing up wanting to be Bucky.

chriscevans:

A damn good man…

(via steveandbucky)

lillithwithdiamonds:

Firefly

Favorite quotes

(Source: yukimonsters, via annakie)

Blue Moon

ao3feed-stevexbucky:

read it on the AO3 at http://ift.tt/1l1nz4h

by

"Now are you gonna run away with me or not, Rogers?”

Words: 15304, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 5 of Timestamp



read it on the AO3 at http://ift.tt/1l1nz4h

theappleppielifestyle:

swanjolras:

do you ever just think about how stunned and delighted steve rogers would be by supermarkets

like, obviously he’d pretty quickly calm down and start learning about food deserts and immigrant labor and environmentally safe practices and he’d have Feelings, but, like, the boy grew up during the great depression, just imagine the very first time he steps into a grocery store

"natasha they have sixteen kinds of peanut butter here"

"natasha look they have a display of oranges LOOK MORE ORANGES OVER THERE HOW MANY ORANGES CAN YOU EVEN HAVE, IT’S FEBRUARY"

"natasha there’s ice cream in TWENTY-TWO DIFFERENT FLAVORS"

"natasha they have so much food. natasha they have SO MUCH FOOD, NATASHA, CAN WE BUY ALL THE FOOD"

(via emilianadarling)

When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that.
Anthony Mackie (via rexilla)

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typette:

chroniclesofamber:

Cyber-Dys-Punk-Topia

“There was a place near an airport, Kowloon, when Hong Kong wasn’t China, but there had been a mistake, a long time ago, and that place, very small, many people, it still belonged to China. So there was no law there. An outlaw place. And more and more people crowded in; they built it up, higher. No rules, just building, just people living. Police wouldn’t go there. Drugs and whores and gambling. But people living, too. Factories, restaurants. A city. No laws.

William Gibson, Idoru

It was the most densely populated place on Earth for most of the 20th century, where a room cost the equivalent of US$6 per month in high rise buildings that belonged to no country. In this urban enclave, “a historical accident”, law had no place. Drug dealers, pimps and prostitutes lived and worked alongside kindergartens, and residents walked the narrow alleys with umbrellas to shield themselves from the endless, constant dripping of makeshift water pipes above….

Kowloon ‘Walled’ City lost its wall during the Second World War when Japan invaded and razed the walls for materials to expand the nearby airport. When Japan surrendered, claims of sovereignty over Kowloon finally came to a head between the Chinese and the British. Perhaps to avoid triggering yet another conflict in the wake of a world war, both countries wiped their hands of the burgeoning territory.

And then came the refugees, the squatters, the outlaws. The uncontrolled building of 300 interconnected towers crammed into a seven-acre plot of land had begun and by 1990, Kowloon was home to more than 50,000 inhabitants….

Despite earning its Cantonese nickname, “City of Darkness”, amazingly, many of Kowloon’s residents liked living there. And even with its lack of basic amenities such as sanitation, safety and even sunlight, it’s reported that many have fond memories of the friendly tight-knit community that was “poor but happy”.

“People who lived there were always loyal to each other. In the Walled City, the sunshine always followed the rain,” a former resident told the South China Morning Post….

Today all that remains of Kowloon is a bronze small-scale model of the labyrinth in the middle a public park where it once stood.

This isn’t to say places like Kowloon Walled City no longer exist in Hong Kong….

— from Anywhere But Here: Kowloon “Anarchy” City

here is a reddit AMA from someone who actually lived in this place. Here’s a list of the questions he got and what he answered. 

Nothing is more fascinating than hearing a first-hand account.

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