1. star-anise:




    pierce’s death was too good for him.

    How hard he hits him though. He nearly knocks him off the chair he hits him so hard and Bucky’s head bounces on rebound. And Bucky isn’t even being defiant here, just stuck. He’s caught in his own thinking and isn’t really resisting, just not reacting. He’s still Winter Soldier here, but Winter Soldier trying to figure out what just happened with his day and we know he could stop Pierce mid swing if he really wanted. But he doesn’t, just sort of pulls himself back upright still clinging to the fact that SOMEHOW the Soldier knew him and can’t figure out why. The little bit of Bucky that’s left frantically trying to organize fragments of memory.

    Pierce died too quick.

    Here’s where it gets worse, though: a brief couple minutes later, Pierce tries to give him a speech. It’s a speech full of praise and glory.

    And why would you bother? Because it works better, if all your violence comes with another option. It works better, conditioning, if you have a carrot and a stick. It works better if you are the font of all things good and make the frame so that the recipient thinks they deserve all things bad.

    Now given where they’re keeping him, and everything else, let’s adjust this in perspective: “good” becomes not actually good. It becomes an absence of pain, of punishment. It becomes a positive word. It becomes the presence of another human being in a life of constant isolation and imprisonment.

    And then if you really want to get upset, you can think about what Pierce would have looked like mid-century, when he was younger, and when the Winter Soldier starts making his mark.

    You’re welcome.

    You’ve heard this story before:  He’s imprisoned and tortured and experimented on, until he hardly remembers his own name.  And in the depths of his despair this blond man comes to him like an angel, like a halo, and says: Come with me.  Come follow me.  Come fight with me.

    But this isn’t his true angel, because this time disobedience comes with fire and pain and freezing cold; and he never looks like the man the Winter Soldier keeps expecting to see.  But Alexander Pierce is the closest thing that he remembers, so he’s the one the soldier obeys.

    (Source: sebastianastan, via rinseandrepeatzero)


  2. sketch-elf:

    A muggle-born’s sibling sends them a howler in the middle of the school year and it arrives while they eat. When they open it, all it does is simply scream “WHAT TEAM?”. Nearly all the muggle-borns shout “WILDCATS!” before returning to their meal, leaving the pure-bloods in total confusion of what the hell they just witnessed.

    (via simply-a-storyteller)

  4. (Source: maudelynn, via xiggymatsu)


  5. stephaniealive:


    books are just dead tattoed trees

    That’s metal as fuck

    (Source: enerds, via mylipsyourskin)


  6. javeliner:

    think about the concept of a library. that’s one thing that humanity didn’t fuck up. we did a good thing when we made libraries

    (via alybearxo)


  7. blue-lupin:

    One of my Marauder headcanons is that Remus was pressured into taking Care of Magical Creatures with the rest of the group and he’s terrible at it. Like completely and utterly awful at it because the magical creatures can tell he’s not quite human so they freak out. So they all have various stories about times Remus was almost killed by practically everything.

    (via patroclusdear)


  8. edwardsheerran:


    honestly sometimes in school people say the most ridiculous shit and I make this face and look somewhere at an imaginary camera like I’m on The Office

    My school has security cameras in every classroom and I’ve done this at least 3 times each class this entire year. Today the security guard came up to me and told me I was his hero. 

    (via lordwhat)


  9. buckkybbarnes:

    all i can see is steve rogers defending new york against a sharknado with the avengers as well as the general population, armed with his shield in one hand and a chainsaw in the other

    (via impossible-astronauts)


  10. hcandersen:

    fyi if you’re a tiny child, there was a time when browsers didn’t have tabs. you just had the one window and had to open a separate window for every other page you wanted open simultaneously. it was real bad

    (via patroclusdear)


  11. Anonymous said: More of Tony asking Bucky for wooing tips :D


    "Does Steve like flowers?"

    "How the hell should I know?"

    "Because you’ve known him forever. Come on, lay it on me."

    "I don’t think Steve cares about flowers."

    "He’s got to like some flowers, Bucky. Wait, was he allergic before he got Cap-i-fied?”


    "Just answer the question, I’m not paying you to screw around."

    "You are literally paying me nothing, ass, I live here. No, he wasn’t allergic, and thank god because almost everything else made the guy sick. And I think I remember him saying he likes tulips one time."

    "Tulips! Great, I’ll get him those."

    "Don’t go overboard, Stark."

    "Do I seem like the kind of person to go overboard?"

    "Get one bouquet, Tony. A small one. Steve gets uncomfortable if people try to give him a lot of stuff. You should’ve seen him after a senator tried to give him a house, looked like he was eating a lemon. I get you like to spoil people, Stark, but believe me, Steve won’t react well to it.”

    "I think a room full of tulips would fit in really nicely somewhere on Steve’s floor."

    "God. Buy him some candy hearts while you’re at it, write tiny love notes on them with lasers."

    "That wouldn’t work, it’d melt the chocolate."

    "Please don’t write him tiny love notes on chocolate."

    "Psshh. If I ever tried to write love notes, I’d probably write something like, ‘roses are red, violets are blue, we should totally bang, now please.’”

    "Wow. That was awful. Why am I helping you again?"

    "Because according to you, we’re the stubbornest idiots ever and we don’t know how to talk about our feelings and you want to make sure we do something about said feelings before one of us dies in a Doombot invasion. Also you want Steve to get laid. Which I am eternally grateful for."

    "Go buy the kid some goddamn tulips, Tony."

    "Eternally grateful, Bucky."

  12. shawarmanatural:

    They’re professionals. 

    (Source: tonyeddardstark, via thepositiveballoon)

  13. shawarmanatural:

    They’re professionals. 

    (Source: tonyeddardstark, via thepositiveballoon)

  14. mishasminions:



  15. quarterclever:

    Steve Rogers isn’t a hero because he’s Captain America

    Captain America is a hero because he’s Steve Rogers

    (via cassjaytuck)