Punk!Black Widow to go with Punk!Winter Soldier.
It’s been years since I’ve studied Latin so I probably butchered it, but you can’t see the full phrases anyway, but her back is supposed to say “Trust No One” and “Believe Nothing” while the Russian shoooouuuld say “remember”.
MORE CHIBIS PLS. Of Steve and Bucky and Tasha all having their feels and cute weeping or maybe even a cuddle puddle! ;3;operation make bucky happy is a success!
As you held me down, you said,
"I’ll see you in the future when we’re older
and we are full of stories to be told.
Cross my heart and hope to die,
I’ll see you with your laughter lines.”
I still owe you a dance.
i think i’ve had a good fic idea
Because to live, you have to love.
CAUSE THE MOVIE HAD A SERIOUS LACK OF HUGS, AND I NEED HUGS
I mean, that scene is word-for-word from the book, so don’t blame the movie! :) Yes, Gus is super pretentious at the start of the story. it’s a character flaw.
Gus wants to have a big and important and remembered life, and so he acts like he imagines people who have such lives act. So he’s, like, says-soliloquy-when-he-means-monologue pretentious, which is the most pretentious variety of pretension in all the world.
And then his performative, over-the-top, hyper-self-aware pretentiousness must fall away for him to really connect to Hazel, just as her fear of being a grenade must fall away. That’s what the novel is about. That is its plot.
Gus must make the opposite of the traditional heroic journey—he must start out strong and end up weak in order to reimagine what constitutes a rich and well-lived life.
Basically, a 20-second clip from the first five minutes of a movie is not the movie.
(Standard acknowledgement here that I might be wrong, that I am inevitably defensive of TFIOS, that it has many flaws, that there’s nothing wrong with critical discussion, and that a strong case could be made that I should not insert myself into these conversations at all.)