An interview with the creator of ‘American Captain,’ the Steve Rogers diary comic.
Q: The most obvious ongoing theme in American Captain is the fact that Steve is constantly kind of confused and miserable about his life, which was a pretty smart prediction considering the events of the new Captain America movie, in which Steve is a very messed up guy. How much do you plan on having American Captain fit in with the new canon from Winter Soldier?
A: “Damn, is he messed up. Wow. Damn. I think Chris Evans probably looked at a lot of photos of returning servicemen, because he Thousand-Yard Stares his way through that film like a champion.
And he was messed up in The Avengers, too. The Avengers is a weird movie that seems to try very hard to produce some kind of psychological resolution for its characters, but also, Steve is introduced by literally trying to punch away visual flashbacks to the war in which his best friend died and then he did. I’m sure he felt pretty cool after beating up some aliens in New York, but he’s introduced with an explicit visual depiction of his having PTSD, and that unfortunately doesn’t go away just because you had a victory, or because the world really is as dangerous as your instincts are constantly telling you sometimes. In fact, it’s the “sometimes” that’ll really get you.”
"Steve has always been kind of a dark character. AmCap is really not at a massive disjunct with a lot of the earlier comics. It has less super villains, sure, but probably equal amounts of Steve wandering around internalizing angst. (A good Cap, I think, is about 50% punching, 50% angst).
The other thing about Steve is that he looks like a walking Tom of Finland drawing (IRL, I mean. He doesn’t draw himself like that, and that’s deliberate on my part) but inside, he is, and will probably always be, an awkward, bullied geek. I think, personally, that that has always been a part of his character, too. Specifically the part that explains his dorky dad jokes.”
behold, an excellent interview with the creator of the captain america comic you are going to be weeping into your pillow about in three hours after you’ve read all of it in one achingly painful beautifully crafted sitting, I’M SORRY/YOU’RE WELCOME
America is at war, but there are no wars in America.
His dreams are in Russian.
CEASE WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND READ THIS AT ONCE. then have bucky barnes feelings for the rest of your life. YOU’RE WELCOME.
Anonymous asked: Why does Chris Evans always grab his left boob when he laughs?
Hello, anon, and thank you for the question.
This topic has been studied by by researchers for years. There are three prevailing theories that I will relay to you now.
1. It keeps him on the ground.
You may notice in the gif above that Chris’ leg starts to rise as he laughs, possibly a precursor to his entire body undergoing a sort of lift off due to his joy. Chris then employs his upper body strength to force himself to obey the laws of gravity.
2. To check on his physique.
As you may be aware, anon, it takes a lot of hard work to maintain a superhero body. Chris is concerned that in the time he has spent sitting down, sans working out or eating, he has lost muscle mass. Understandably, he feels the need to make sure that he is still a specimen.
3. Object permanence.
Object permanence is a term applied to the understanding that an object still exists even when you cannot see it. Chris closes his eyes when he laughs, making him unable to see that he has not disappeared. By grabbing his left boob, Chris knows that he has not somehow ceased to exist.
I hope this helps.
khaleesi asked: can a girl get some stevebucky fanfic recs I'm wading through shit while praying to god over here
okay so, with full disclosure that i am the single worst person on the face of the planet to ask for fic recs, because i almost never bookmark things or, indeed, remember the titles or authors of things i have read, HERE ARE SOME THINGS I AM LOVING OF LATE:
- obviously, postcard’s Беда́ не прихо́дит одна́ (trouble never comes alone), which is the single best bucky barnes fic ever written in the history of time and which everyone should read, even though it’s not stevebucky except in the sense that it is a story about bucky, and thus inherently implies an eventual story about steve. basically: the winter soldier throughout history. [written pre-catws]
- ALSO, postcard’s i’ve been in your body and it was a carnival ride, in which steve rogers has bucky barnes’s serial numbers underneath his skin in every conceivable sense. [written pre-catws.]
- if you or anyone else has not yet read morgan’s we did not make ourselves, obviously also get on that post-haste. it is agony. it is pure. agony. [post catws]
- SPEAKING OF AGONY, nat’s this is a back alley will make you want to claw your eyes out. SO MUCH AGONY. IN THIS FANDOM. SO ANGUISH. VERY DESPAIR. [post catws]
- so, on the lighter side: ifeelbetter’s soft spot for the hell raisin’ boy, which is hilarious and adorable and has been my happy place for the last week or so. FROM SCRATCH OR NOT AT ALL. [post catws]
- also adorable and h i l a r i o u s is erin’s selfies from the underground, which i have read at least six times already and which i have quoted to multiple real life people while trying to have conversations about catws, much to their confusion/dismay. [post catws]
- i just read sholio’s the care and feeding of traumatized ex-assassins last night and really really enjoyed it; it’s basically bucky sneaking in and out of steve’s apartment like the most skittish/murderous stray cat of all time, and i think that’s beautiful. [post catws]
i’ve read a bunch of other good fic in this fandom but i don’t know where it is right now!! if i think of more i will post them, but in the meantime, i hope this helps :D :D :D