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I have a lot of feels…
I have to admit, I am a stickler when it comes to words and I’m not one to use the abbreviations that are out there for most words. I like ‘feels’, though. I know, it should be feelings and yeah, that’s correct word usage but… something about using feels describes where I’m at when it comes to fan stuff or fic writing or movie watching. And book reading.
I finally (finally!) was able to catch Captain America 2 in theatres a couple weeks ago. I loved it. I’m not one for super hero movies, generally. I did like The Avengers. Thor 2 was all right. I did like Iron Man a lot and Iron Man 3 was fun. (I did not watch Iron Man 2)… I haven’t seen any of the Hulk movies. I saw the first Spider Man movie with Toby McGuire way back. And I’ve seen a couple of X Men movies. I did not see Captain America but I know enough of it and know the canon well enough I didn’t need that as a reference going into Cap 2. Because I’d rather not spoil the movie for those who haven’t had a chance to see it yet, don’t read further if you’ve not seen the movie. At least, not until I let you know I’m going onto something else. Ready?? OK… go on, shoo. I don’t want to ruin anything for you. Go see the movie.
Rest of you still here? Are you sure? OK. Here goes.
I really loved this movie. Visually, it was gorgeous. It had a lot of action sequences. Fight scenes (some of which I admittedly hid my eyes from cos whew!). Character interaction. Plot. Oh, the plot. The directors said they were influenced by 70′s political thrillers and it showed. The plot within a plot… the reveal of HYDRA and how corrupt SHIELD had become. Nick Fury’s “death” and resurrection. Hunting down Captain America and Natasha. The three helacarriers. Alexander Pierce. And, of course, Bucky.
Bucky paid an even worse price than Steve did when it came to things lost and things never being the same again. Bucky became someone who he would have hated. When he said, ‘but I knew him’ in the movie, I teared up. Of course he did. There was still something of Bucky left, deep inside. Of course he knew and of course Steve knew. His loyalty to Bucky and his refusal to believe he couldn’t save him was the heart of the movie. SHIELD couldn’t be saved and needed to be razed to the ground. Bucky, on the other hand…
It was the best Marvel movie that I’ve seen so far. I want to see it again, of course. Just so I can look at things all over again. And Sam Wilson. The Falcon. Who did not love the Falcon? From his first scene with a snarky Captain America to the last scene where he showed he was just as loyal as any of Steve’s Howling Commandos… pretty damn awesome.
Of course, I have some problems with the whole ‘Bucky assassinated Howard & Maria Stark’ scenario. And I’m not buying that HYDRA was able to hide deep within SHIELD’s computer system. If anyone else remembers, Tony hacked into SHIELD in The Avengers. How could he miss something like that? Or how could JARVIS? I’d like that explained, please.
Overall though… it was super. Fantastic. Super. I will buy the DVD when it comes out and then I can watch the movie as many darn times as I want.
OK. Spoiler time over. Come on back. So for those of you who HAVE seen the movie, I have some sweet sweet fic to rec you. If you haven’t seen the movie, read the fics with caution. You WILL get spoiled by some of them and this is my warning right here. But. Here we go!
The first fic is one I read just last night aloud to my youngest son and husband. I cried when I read it the first time. It was… well, it was something. The title made me smile and when I read the fic, it was just so lovely. And yes, I cried again when I read it aloud. As always, please leave kudos to the author and/or comment if you like it just as much as me!
The next fan fic is a little different. It’s a wing!fic Alternate Universe and it really is beautiful. There have been plenty of wing!fics done in the style of Supernatural or some angelic sort of reference… and then there’s this fic, which parallels having wings to social issues we’re still struggling with. Please do leave kudos if you enjoy it as much as I did. You might also feel a little teary eyed at the end of the fic.
The last one for the day is this fic. It’s gritty it’s awesome it’s… long. It’s part of a series and oh my goodness. I could NOT put it down. It’s not going to mirror Cap 2, exactly but it doesn’t matter. It’s got all sorts of plot goodness in it. Fantastic characterization. Lots of details. Take your time and read this series over the course of a week or so. I read fast so I tore through it but it still took me four days. Just fair warning. Please do leave the author kudos and/or comments cos this was so amazing.
This one is part 2. Part 1 is available, of course, but this is the one that got me caught hook, line, and sinker. The good news is this is a series. The bad news is this is a series. You can shake your fist at me later. Go read.
As for my own writing? I’m going to participate in an Avengers fic exchange which I’m really excited about! And I’m writing my own ten (maybe more) chaptered fic set after Cap 2. Because feels, you know.
Enjoy the fics I’ve rec’ced! Give the authors your love!
Until next time… may the force be with you. Always.