Steve keeps taking reckless risks in battle and getting himself hurt, so Tony hires Darcy to babysit him and make sure he doesn’t hurt himself. Bucky thinks this is the best idea ever, and Steve hates everything.
"What would I give for a playboy who couldn’t keep it in his pants, and who runs through women? What I have is a son who shows no interest in them. What you do at night with your boys, after your show of skirt-chasing, is a disgrace."
#his acting in this scene #just #just this alone #oh my god #the way you can feel every single emotional punch his father lands on him #and how he still tries to keep it together#not let the tears fall #don’t let him see #how he grits his jaw #that little spasm #an he’s about to roll his lips into his mouth but doesn’t #just breathe #breathe breathe breathe #it fucking murders me #every time #your talent blows me backwards #you’re such a gift #im forever thankful that you”ve graced my screen
Here is my writing peeve of the day:
Stop telling people to stop using “said.” You see this advice all over the place. “Don’t use ‘said’! Use ‘muttered’ or ‘mumbled’ or ‘yelled’ or ‘shouted’ or ‘whispered’ or blah or blah or blah!”
OK, muttered and mumbled and yelled and shouted and whispered all have their places. They do. Sometimes that is what the character is doing, and you want to express that. Cool. But when every dialogue attribution is some new clever verb, it is VERY DISTRACTING. It pulls me out of the story. It reminds me, “oh yeah, I’m reading a story. The author is trying to be clever here.”
"Said" is an invisible verb. I sent the first couple of chapters of a new fanfic to a friend to look over the other day, and he said, "I love how descriptive you are. You don’t use boring words like ‘said’."
I used the word “said” 13 times in that excerpt. 13 times in only 2000 words. I feel like that’s actually kind of a lot. But he didn’t notice, because “said” is invisible. Your eye expects it, and so you skip right over it and you just notice the dialogue being spoken, instead of the dialogue attribution.
I’m not a writing expert and I’m probably not even that great of a writer. But I’m a pretty good reader, and I can tell you that “said” is okay. Use “said.” Don’t be afraid of it. It will help you. It is your friend.
but then again, its kind like putting a meat suit on and telling a shark not to eat you
We (men) are not fucking sharks!
We are not rabid animals living off of pure instinct
We are capable of rational thinking and understanding.
Just because someone is cooking food doesn’t mean you’re entitled to eat it.
Just because a banker is counting money doesn’t mean you’re being given free money.
Just because a person is naked doesn’t mean you’re entitled to fuck them.
You are not entitled to someone else’s body just because it’s exposed.
What is so fucking difficult about this concept?
we finish each other's s-
Advice he’d give a 12-year-old version of himself"It might sound oversimplified, but I’d say, ‘Shhh.’ It’s so funny how noisy my brain is - it’s what it does, it makes thoughts. And the problem is, I think in most of our lives the root of suffering is listening to that brain noise and actually identifying with it as if it’s who you are. That’s just the noise your brain makes. And more often than not, it probably doesn’t have much to say that’s going to help you. I’ve felt my best are the moments that I’ve been able to pull that plug and say, ‘Chris … shhh … shhh.’ And it’s not quitting, it’s not giving up, it’s not washing your hands of the thought, it’s rising above it. All the time I’ve spent suffering as a result of brain noise, hours of my life wasted. So that’s what I’d say: ‘Shhh.’"