Chris Markus: We always wanted to approach Sam through the prism of a being fellow veteran. Someone who could speak to Steve on that level as opposed to, you know, because he’s Captain America. And also we brought up the idea that Steve, in addition to everything else he’s gone through, spent four years in World War II. That’s very traumatic stuff. And he has never had a chance to decompress about any of it.
Anthony Russo: One of my favorite lines from him is, where he says: “I’m more of a soldier than a spy.” I just loved that so much because it speaks to his relationship with Cap and their nature.
Joe Russo: You guys did a great job with this scene. This is probably the hardest scene in the movie because it leads to the biggest buy in the film, which is - well, maybe there’s a couple of other big buys - that Cap is gonna go back to a guy he met jogging on the Mall when his life is in danger because he’s the only guy he can trust. So it was important that these two connect on a very deep level, an emotional level in this scene.
Chris Markus: It’s always a credit to Mackie.
Steve McFeely: Yeah. I trust Mackie.
Chris Markus: You would go to Anthony Mackie. Some people you wouldn’t go to.
Joe Russo: Let’s talk about Mackie for a second. It’s a reason we cast him is one, you know, I’ve never not seen a truthful moment from him on screen, and two, he has this incredible ability to combine charm and integrity. A difficult thing to do is to be funny and convey integrity at the same time.
Steve McFeely: He’s not shallow.
Joe Russo: He has great depth as an actor which allows Steve to feel the depth, the audience to feel the depth, which makes you believe that Steve would trust this guy even though their relationship is so new.
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier Blu-ray Audio Commentary
If you’re battling a mental illness and didn’t want to wake up this morning but did anyways, you’re a motherfucking badass. Because living with a mental illness is hard and I’m damn proud of you for still being here and fighting. You’re metal as hell and tough as nails. So keep on fighting, you kickass Viking warrior. You can win this.
A small mermaid in a fishbowl looks out the window at the rain. [animated]
my persuasion can build a nation, g, title from Beyonce’s Run the World
It’s surprisingly easy, they find. The business sector bows to Stark Industries’ influence, to shell companies and out-right buyouts and lunches with CEOs where she smiles and the knives lie glittering on white table clothes. Organizations with names like alphabet soup are an open book once you’ve learned to read them, once you work your way into the hierarchy and find connections, find loopholes, find that standing at the helm of one makes you capable of steering them all. And there is always movement in the shadows, lies and spies and another card to play on the table when everything can be rigged in their favor, everything can be arranged to go smoothly.
They keep out of the spotlight, discreet and subtle and never the focus of attention, never the headliners or culprits; after all, women have ever been the power behind the throne, the force behind great men, haven’t they? No one notices them, and it’s just how they like it.
By the time the world is willing to give them the credit they’re due, it’s theirs - and it’s too late.
I didn’t ever really want to write this post, but recent events have forced me to. I need to find a temporary foster situation for my two bonded cats, Squirtle and Soren. This summer I left my rental house in the middle of the night because of an abusive roommate and while I can keep my dogs with me in my current living situation, I am unable to keep my cats. They have been boarding at the veterinary clinic that I work at, but I can’t keep them there forever. The original plan was to move back into my old house once my abusive roommate had left, but they completely trashed everything before leaving and it would be almost impossible to get it back to a livable state.
I would be looking for anyone in the Maryland, DC, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia, or Pennsylvania area who might be able to look after my babies until I am able to move into my new rental house in May. They are both neutered, completely up to date on vaccines (rabies, distemper, FELV), and I would provide 100% of the food, veterinary costs, and whatever else they need. I would also be more than willing to give whoever is able to look after them what little extra cash I have for their troubles. Soren and Squirtle are both super sweet love bugs but they are easily frightened and stressed. Squirtle does really well with dogs and other cats, and Soren mostly just tolerates them.
If you’re able to help at all, please let me know! I’m willing to drive up to four hours away from Beallsville, Maryland in order to find them the best foster situation.
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Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal shooting involving a 14-year-old boy and a Terrebonne Parish deputy Tuesday night in Houma.
The incident happened in Kirkglen Loop after deputies were called to the scene just before 6 p.m.
Louisiana State Police Trooper Evan Harrell said the initial report said several armed suspects ran into a home.
Harrell said what happened exactly is under investigation, but state police can confirm that the 14-year-old was fatally shot. He said a weapon was was recovered “in close proximity” to the 14-year-old’s body.
There are three other suspects in custody — two juveniles and an 18-year-old, Harrell said. A fifth suspect escaped out the rear of the residence. Harrell said the home was abandoned at the time.
Relatives on the scene identified the 14-year-old as Cameron Tillman, whose picture you can see above. They say he was shot four or five times in the back, and that he was a student at Ellender High School.
"The individual that was fatally wounded, his family, everybody deserves a proper investigation, and that’s what we’re here to do," Harrell said. "And until we get everything nailed down, squared away, we’ll be out here as long as it takes."
The investigation is ongoing.
Editor’s Note: I do not trust cops one bit. Getting other cops to the scene to “make sure things are done properly” won’t do jack shit to counter the thin blue line. There is no such thing as justice for black folks in this country.