When you post a reaction gif but the life experience you’re describing isn’t really common or relatable, so it doesn’t get a lot of notes and also the image doesn’t make a lot of sense.
Nobody would tell Sam Spade when and where to catch his Pokèmans
Rodrigo Lopez (via darthdaffy)
This seems like something I would say, but I don’t remember saying it.
If you’re finding yourself in need of a way to de-stress from the Stanley Cup playoffs (I know you are.) I suggest you get yourself over to the iTunes podcast land and look up Critical Hit by Major Spoilers. It’s a Dungeons and Dragons gaming experience that I find remarkably comforting to listen to. Start from the beginning and get to know the characters/players. You won’t regret it.
never in a thousand years did I think we would get this sort of endorsement.
WELCOME HOCKEY FANS!
When you’re feeding a duck at a pond and then it sees someone else with more food.
Q:I read your Winter Soldier analysis, and I have a question : you say that "There’s a reason his code name is drawn from an investigation into one of the ugliest chapters of American history." Please help a non-American understand what you meant? I mean I obviously see the Cold War reference in the movie, but from what you've written it seems like something more subtle *within* the Cold War... shit, I mean just "Cold War" seems too evident and I can't find the deeper meaning?
Oh gosh, don’t feel bad, there are plenty of Americans who have never even heard of this.
The Winter Soldier Investigation was a 1971 veteran-organized media event intended to draw attention to the war crimes that had taken place in Vietnam. Directly inspired by the exposure of the My Lai Massacre (the mass murder of over five hundred unarmed civilians by American troops) in 1969, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) brought together discharged servicemen from every branch of the military to discuss the atrocities they had seen and committed during their time in the war. They hoped bring these tragedies before the public eye, and to prove that American military policies led directly to the death and torment of civilians. Eventually a transcript from this conference made its way before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during the Fullbright Hearings.
When Ed Brubaker, the author who wrote the original Winter Soldier arc, chose the name, he wanted something that would call up both cold Siberian winters and the atrocities of war. This fit the bill.
But the term itself, the idea of “winter soldiers”, was coined by VVAW as a response to the writings of Thomas Paine, who described the men who deserted at Valley Forge during the American Revolution:
These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country, but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
A winter soldier is someone who will warm their hands over a meager fire and weather the cold. Someone who refuses to abandon their country and its potential, no matter what the personal cost.
So how’s that for a weird little twist? According to Thomas Paine—activist, political philosopher, and revolutionary—the real winter soldier is Captain America.
Super interesting, I didn’t realize this.
From what I’ve seen a lot of people who aren’t familiar with the Brubaker run just assumed that “The Winter Soldier” actually was another nickname for Captain America (like Batman is the Dark Knight). According to this it SHOULD be.
just saw this on facebook: