The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings → Parallels
Anthony Mackie comments a clip @ The Tonight Show [x]
legolas & archery
↳’He was tall as a young tree, lithe, immensely strong, able swiftly to draw a great war-bow and shoot down a Nazgûl.’
Someone finally notices Hannibal’s cannibal jokes.
"Put him on ice."
This just makes me sick to my stomach and I just want to reach through the screen and save Bucky from this agony. The way he is staring at his own reflection. The confusion in his eyes. At this point, they already wiped the memories of who he was, so he doesn’t really recognize the image in front of him, and yet he reaches out and tries and touch it before his body freezes. I mentioned before how the only time Bucky might actually really have a look at his reflection are the moments before they turn him to ice. Because during these past 70 years, Bucky hasn’t been living. He has been kept frozen. When they needed him for a mission they thawed him out and then once he was done they would freeze up again. They don’t really explain it in the movie, but the reason behind this was because he was getting restless and too unstable. His memories were trying to come to the surface and like a confused and frightened child, he became violent and hysteric. So they solved this problem by keeping his this way. How people still call him a villain after learning that is beyond me.
#//which would mean he wakes up in the same position#still terrified#because his brain was preserved in that moment#it would have suffered considerable damage#his cells and nerves traumatised by the utter shock of thermal change#he probably endured seizures#some form of TBI#and respiratory issues when he fist wakes up#to say the least#he would be nothing more than docile because he would be physically unable to fight them off#while they injected him with some kind of stabiliser#and ran their tests to ensure he was functional#and this happened for 70+ years.#his brain still more malleable than a child’s#at this point more like a 6 month old baby#unable to recognise things around him#if only because of muscle memory.#which is still shoddy to say the least#if it were not for muscle memory#he would be unable to speak#but it’s a repetition#a routine#and he’s a soldier#so some part of him is still in his element.#whilst his captors take advantage of that#and purposefully inflict on him and manipulate him into stockholm syndrome.#because they need to ensure he won’t use the voice he still has#to turn against them.
Noè Bordignon (Italian, 1841-1920), Primavera (detail, ca. 1890).
I don’t want to waste my time
Become another casualty of society.
I’ll never fall in line
Become another victim of your conformity
And back down.