mcu meme - 3/7 relationships; clint barton and natasha romanoff.
Why am I back? How’d you get him out?
Cognitive recalibration. I hit you really hard in the head.
"C'mon Hawkeye. Let's get out of here.""Great idea, Hawkeye."
no but guys
IMAGINE MATT MURDOCK AND MAYA LOPEZ AS JAEGER COPILOTS.
imagine the scientists and engineers who control the drift having to reconfigure everything because one of them is getting overloaded from piloting because their conscious minds are congregating on one side, requiring more of the jaeger processing to be on the OTHER side.
imagine them having a drift so close that matt’s literally seeing the controls and maya’s literally hearing the commands over comms, not even so much picking it up from the other person as tapping directly into the other person’s visual and auditory processing centers. imagine them having a drift so close that they’re basically one pilot in two bodies.
imagine residual drift even when they’re unplugged that freaks everyone else out - maya responding to something said behind her, matt responding to someone’s facial expressions - not always, but enough to freak people out.
IMAGINE MATT AND MAYA AS JAEGER COPILOTS
shower sex or something yeaaaAh
Steve Rogers and the people who loved him when he was nothing.
"What’s her name again?"
"Sharon. She’s nice."
'I'm with you until the end of the line.'
Hello, world— I want to watch a Black Widow movie because I am a fan of Black Widow, because superhero spy stories are my jam, because I want to see Yelena and Alexi and all of that brought to life and breathing. It is not a generic yearning for a woman-shaped hero movie. I mention gender a lot because that seems to me the big obstacle; the Black Widow film they had in development before Iron Man and the rest was cancelled because of the failure of Ultraviolet and Elektra, cancelled because Natasha’s gender seemed like a box office risk. My desire for a Black Widow film is rooted and specific, it’s not going to be satisfied by anything but a Black Widow film.
No one suggests Ant-Man, instead, when people say they want a Hawkeye film, though both characters are big deal Avengers and Clint used Pym Particles that one time. We are allowed to assume Hawkeye means Hawkeye, and not some other dude. When the internet talks about Black Widow, though, it comes back like lightning: what about Ms. Marvel? Kevin Feige has suggested that the calls for a Black Widow movie are just calls for a female lead, and have nothing to do with Natasha. But when I say I want a Black Widow movie, I mean I want a Black Widow movie.
That doesn’t mean all I want is a Black Widow movie. I’d love to see Carol Danvers punch holes in the sky— but that would be a film about going up, flying further, far-off planets and distant stars. It wouldn’t be anything like a Black Widow movie. I’d love to see Wonder Woman bring love into the language of the superhero action film, I want to see Angela del Toro make hard choices about legacy and what Monica Rambeau’s spectrum of powers could look like with a big budget. But none of these are Black Widow movies, none of them are replacements. None of them should be. They have their own adjectives, their own themes and history. They’re characters, superheroes, not just shapes to fill a gap.
okay but can you imagine like
a week after your truck gets stolen out of the goddamn mall parking lot, you get a knock on the door and there’s fucking Captain America standing there. Says he’s here about your goddamn truck. And for a moment you wonder if he started working for the police now that Shield took a dive, but you don’t say so, you just nod when he describes your truck to you, license plate number, make, model and color, all to a tee.
And then the weirdest thing happens (weirder than Captain America just showing up at your front door). Captain America starts looking bashful. And then he tells you your truck was lost ‘in the line of duty’. You must still look a little awestruck because he elaborates; he’s the one who took your truck.
Captain America fucking stole your goddamn truck out of the goddamn mall parking lot.
And he’s going to pay for a new one. And he’s very, very sorry.
This trapped animal look was awful. That’s not the Winter Soldier. That’s the scared little kid he turns into when he’s confused and in pain. Because the Winter Soldier is a machine. But when the scrap of Bucky that’s still in there starts banging around, the machine goes fetal and he just reverts to this child like thing.
And he knows there’s no help coming. There’s no extraction or exfil plan for the Winter Soldier. He gets himself out or he goes down with the ship. And he’s failed at his mission, so he’s probably expecting Steve to kill him here. He can’t understand why Steve saves him. He’s scared and he’s confused and he’s angry and he doesn’t like feeling any of these things because he doesn’t understand them at all and he liked it better when he didn’t have to feel them.
See, I thought he was more terrified of being saved. I saw his face and I thought, “He knows Steve is about to save him, and he doesn’t want him to.” Steve saving him means something that he doesn’t understand. It means weird memories that he can’t recall floating through his mind. Dying would be easy in comparison to living with the unknown of Steve.
I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world.
-‘The Song of Achilles,’ by Madeline Miller.
get to know me meme: [1/10] favourite female characters → kate bishop (hawkeye)okay, look. my name is kate bishop, and i used to be hawkeye and i guess i still am but i’m kind of on this whole summer voyage of discovery —
"Even when I had nothing - I had Bucky.”