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life ruination (That Zemo Meta)
Ok, what’s been bugging me about Cap 3 is all the Manchurian Candidate references when Bucky is RIGHT THERE, narratively front and centre, already in position as a brainwashed assassin.

I mean, this is information everyone who saw Cap 2 already knows. The only additions are the codewords/book, the reason for Bucky killing Tony’s parents (the re-engineered serum) and the expanded post-Soviet super soldier program.

And they don’t fit with the Manchurian Candidate either.

But y’know what does? Zemo.
meta  captainamerica  avengers  civilwar  zemo 
may 2016 by ratcreature
Asking the Wrong Questions: Captain America: Civil War
It's a bit of a strange thing to say, but I might have liked Captain America: Civil War better if it were a less good movie. When films like The Dark Knight Rises or Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice deliver rancid political messages wrapped in equally rancid plots and characterization, the reviewer's job is made easier. We can point to how a failure to recognize the actual complexity of a situation, or to imbue characters with full humanity, both informs and reflects the simplistic, quasi-fascist message of the movie. Civil War is a trickier customer. It tries--and on some level, manages--to be more intelligent and more thoughtful than something like Batman v Superman. Its characters take the film's central conflict seriously, discussing it rationally and trying to find a way to resolve it without descending into fisticuffs. But even as they do so, they reveal the inherent impossibility of their project, the way the core assumptions of this entire genre combine to form a black hole that it can never escape. I've said it before, but the minute you start taking superheroes seriously, and debating the rights and wrongs of them, only one conclusion is possible: that superheroes are a really bad idea, and that any fictional world that houses more than a handful of them will inevitably devolve into a horrifying dystopia in which the rule of law and the authority of democratic government are meaningless. In the end, and despite the wide gulf of quality between them, Civil War ends up telling the same story as Batman v Superman: a tragedy about people who don't know any way to address their problems except through violence.
captainamerica  civilwar  meta 
may 2016 by ratcreature
What if the rest of the alien universe was terrified of humans?
In almost every sci-fi movie worth re-watching, it seems that us humans are always less technologically advanced, dumber and only serve as a mere speed bump into an alien race eliminating humans to take over our planet and suck Earth dry of its resources. We're always the weaker ones in alien wars. Well, what if we're not? Tom Scott imagined a scenario where everyone else in the universe was afraid of humans. It's fantastic.

The premise of the video, Danger: Humans, is simple, it's a PSA from the Interstellar Safety Council notifying alien races how terrifyingly dangerous and awful humans can be. The video is perfect because it turns basic everyday things that humans do into something much more frightening (and completely true), like eating other life forms for sustenance. The PSA video also admits some of our weak points which is our need for oxygen and comedically, our self-delusion but it does stress that if humans reach another planet that has oxygen, we will take it over.
sf  humor  meta  video 
november 2015 by ratcreature
Bad Science Shenanigans
Did they ever reveal how Captain America was thawed? Because I’m picturing a bunch of Shield agents with hair dryers and I don’t think that’s quite right.

I don’t think they’d want to microwave him so hair dryer is really the only remaining option. That’s how I’d do it.
badscienceshenanigans
Do you have a sciency way to accomplish this task?
captainamerica  thawing  freezing  meta 
november 2014 by ratcreature
Captain America versus the Kids These Days (The Loose Lips Remix) - zeen - Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies) [Archive of Our Own]
Growing up and living in the utter weirdness of the MCU.

Or, Cap’s biggest fan learns that his idol is real and lives next door. (To his friend Lindsay.)
avengers  gen  captainamerica  originalcharacter  outsider_pov  pov-oc  steverogers  zeen  remix  length-short  meta  cosplay 
august 2014 by ratcreature
And raving in the lunacy of ink - Meta: A proclamation of love to Gabrielle Haller
In which I explain why Gabrielle Haller is one of my favourite characters in the X-Men comics. Includes feminist rants, a little bit of slash-goggling and plenty of pictures, so if you’re on dial-up, beware. All bits of comics are transcribed.
x-men  gabriellehaller  meta  apolesen 
july 2012 by ratcreature
coffeeandink: [IBARW] It's not murder, it's a metaphor
If you're going to argue about a text's metaphorical or allegorical representations of race, you may want to take a look at how it treats actual people of color before forming your conclusions about the subversion of racial stereotypes.
meta  racism  antiracism 
august 2008 by ratcreature
sheafrotherdon: Fic: No Light and Transient Cause (the director's cut)
Rodney McKay has an opinion on everything, including whether, in times of crisis, John Sheppard has any business risking death. Answer: no, don't be utterly stupid, what kind of ridiculous half-wit are you anyway? Small casting spoiler for season five.
sga  mckay/sheppard  mcshep_match  slash  impliedhet  ronondex  teylaemmagan  johnsheppard  rodneymckay  dex/keller  team  offworld  trading  trial  alienculture  sheafrotherdon  length-long  pov-3rd  tense-past  captive  ioa  woolsey  atlantis  pov-sheppard  meta  colonialism  politics  landry  kidnapping  torture  blood  injury  injured-sheppard  firsttime  geek!john  desertion  negotiation  michael  wraith  replicators  injured-rodney  atlantissecedes  deception  olesians  lorne  coup  radekzelenka  evacuation  siege  jenniferkeller  daedalus  treason  colony 
july 2008 by ratcreature
mcshep_match: TEAM HOME: Walk the plank, "No Light and Transient Cause"
Rodney McKay has an opinion on everything, including whether, in times of crisis, John Sheppard has any business risking death. Answer: no, don't be utterly stupid, what kind of ridiculous half-wit are you anyway?
sga  mckay/sheppard  mcshep_match  slash  impliedhet  ronondex  teylaemmagan  johnsheppard  rodneymckay  dex/keller  team  offworld  trading  trial  alienculture  sheafrotherdon  length-medium  pov-3rd  tense-past  captive  ioa  woolsey  atlantis  pov-sheppard  meta  colonialism  politics  landry  kidnapping  torture  blood  injury  injured-sheppard  firsttime  geek!john  desertion  negotiation  michael  wraith  replicators  injured-rodney  atlantissecedes  deception  olesians  lorne  coup  radekzelenka  evacuation  siege  jenniferkeller  daedalus  treason  colony 
july 2008 by ratcreature
sga_flashfic: The Fall of the Roman Empire (Ancient History challenge)
In all the scholarly debate about the fall of the Roman Empire, no historian has yet uncovered the role played by a certain speed-obsessed, bare-legged centurion, and a verbose hypocaust engineer called Rodneus. That story can now be told…
sga  gen  rhymer23  humor  parody  meta  historical  rome  johnsheppard  rodneymckay  ronondex  teylaemmagan  do-over  length-short  pov-3rd  tense-past  latin 
july 2008 by ratcreature

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