Thanks drinkthehalo for showing me this.
Rino Stefano Tagliafierro brought back the expressive force of gestures of beauty that he springs from the immobility of canvas, animating a sentiment lost to the fixedness masterpieces.
It almost seems as if we could walk through the untouched nature and watch the angels sing their chorus.
This is so breathtakingly unusual that I just absolutely want it on my blog.
When I read or hear people refer to the Winter Soldier as the “bad guy”/”villain”, I always wonder if we watched the same movie. Like, did they miss Alexander Pierce and all the Hydra people? I didn’t think WS was bad even once, his eyes were always sad, even after blowing up stuff.
bucky + the shield
#someone did the thing#oh god#oh god it hurts so much more now#the shield is ultimately what killed him the first time#and the shield#is ultimately#what saves him#the second time#because steve dropping the shield#steve dropping the object thatboth protected bucky#and lead to his fall#it’s a syMBOL!!!!!!#(very intense meta tags)#god i love.#i LOVE WINTER SOLDIER THROWING IT BACK#it’s such an asshole move#it’s such a show off move#hey check out my metal as fuck metal arm#i don’t need or want your shield#i only caught it to prove i could#and now it’s yours again#i held this shield and i died because of it and what it stood for#because i followed you until the very fucking end#someone help me (via vstahl)
Such emotional tags, but they don’t really make sense. The shield didn’t “kill him the first time and save him the second time”. It actually saved him the first time, and didn’t do anything one way or the other the second. In that gif you can clearly see that if it weren’t for the shield, the robot guy would have fired right at Bucky and blown him to pieces on the spot —> no Winter Soldier for us.
And in the second gif set it’s just “bam! caught the shield. betcha didn’t expect that, did you?” and nothing more. It’s basically a really cool shot (my favourite of the movie, on par with the Hulk punching the metal centipede in The Avengers.)
I want to see little girls dressed as the Winter Soldier this Halloween.
"Mess! That’s what’s the matter with the world nowadays. Too much mess. And too much fine language. The fine language helps to conceal the mess. Like a highly flavoured sauce concealing the fact that the fish underneath it is none of the best!"
— Four and Twenty Blackbirds
Without the least warning the door flew open, and a whirlwind in human form invaded out privacy, bringing with her a swirl of sables (it was as cold as only and English June day can be) and a hat rampant with slaughtered ospreys. Countess Vera Rossakoff was a somewhat disturbing personality.
— The Double Clue
Here’s Jimmy Allenson. Such a nice boy. He saved my life in Egypt last winter — I was so bored, you know.
— The Shadow on the Glass
The Scotts are doing the turtle dove stunt, two required, not three, Porter’s devouring the Field, and I’ve been in mortal danger of being entertained by my hostess.
— The Shadow on the Glass
You see, I’ve known a good many young men, and these emotional scenes upset them very much - especially the dark nervous types like Martin Wylde. Women, now, can go through a scene like that, and feel positively better for it afterward, with all their wits about them. It acts like a safety valve for them, steadies their nerves down and all that.
— The Sign in the Sky
A disarming young man, thought Poirot — not so young, either, for there was gray hair at the temples and lines in the forehead. It was the voice and manner that gave the impression of boyishness.
— The Second Gong
Going places/going nowhere