Iggyfing. Or Bridget. Whichever you please.
Christian, 20, and a lover of good, silly, and feelsy things.
Multifandom personal blog. Prone to sudden and crazed takeover by whatever has caught my fancy at any given moment. Movies. Books. TV shows. Animals. Stuff.
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That piano music from CA:TWS that people keep asking about. Taken from track 17 on the soundtrack, “End of the Line”.
I grew up comics-impaired, but managed to catch Hulk on TV (yeah, the Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno version).
Thor and Cap remain my favorite two Avengers, not for their beauty (all the characters have a diverse and wonderful beauty)… but for their anachronistic natures. They are men out of time, anachronisms, heroes from another age, occasionally bumbling, much as I have always done, through the mundane world.
I grew up with another Rogers, Roy, a Shining White Hat American Hero on a Golden Horse (in archetypal language, he’d be the Golden Hero, the Sun King, much like Cap or Thor). These heroes represent our ideals, our best image of ourselves. While I appreciate the gritty reality of Dark Heroes like Batman and Wolverine, I find myself truly loving the Golden Hero, the Light shining into our worn, weary world.
In Winter Soldier, we see idealism set against imperfect reality. Honesty and openness set against manipulation and subterfuge. Control (in the name of security) set against the ideals of Freedom (and its resultant uncertainties). It’s stuff ripped from the headlines. And from history.
Captain America is who we’d like to be, as a country. He fails less often than we do.
But that’s why we have mythic Heroes. Ancient legends and myths and faerie tales (and modern fantasy like Lord of the Rings) are set in a past that never was. Science fiction is Myth set in a future that we may want (Star Trek) or not (Hunger Games, Divergent). Comics are Myth set in the present, with all the elements of Classic Fantasy (superpowers, magic, random hammer-wielding Norse gods) and science fiction (helicarriers, falcon winged flight suits). These heroes bring our deepest fears and hopes into a bright, bigger than life story.
Carry on Cap. We need you.
Super serious post about Steve and his extra capabilities—
- Steve Rogers is shown to be worthy of carrying Mjolnir, is one of few people capable of accessing Iron Man’s armory, and is one of two foreigners entrusted with the Black Panther’s technology. Steve is also one of the very few people that Wolverine truly trusts.
- Steve loves apple cake.