Mel's Musings






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That’s why I love it so much though.  Because it’s so, so easy to forget this — SHIELD constantly forgets this — but Steve *is* a child.  He was twenty-six years old and terrified when he died.  And to him, that was maybe ten days ago.  Just — ten days ago, he died.  Eleven days ago, he watched his best friend and protector fall to his death in a clusterfuck he will always believe was his fault.  Ten days ago, he died while the listening to Peggy cry on the other end of a static-filled radio.  Ten days ago, he was still in 1945.  He was supposed to leave it; it wasn’t supposed to leave him.  And he woke up, and everyone he loved was gone, and now he’s confronted with an agency that’s lying to him about everything and he’s just found in their storage facility the exact weapon that killed the person he loved most and he’s arguing with a man who looks far too much like someone he called a friend, who he knows now is dead, who died violently in a car crash, and he doesn’t know Tony well enough to know this is how he deals with fear, so to him, this is just…someone with money, with all the privilege and padding he and Bucky never had, who would never have to go to war if he didn’t want to, making light of a situation way too close to Steve’s chest.

Steve was being prickly as hell through most of this movie, but he was bleeding out and in pain and had no one to bleed on.  The comment he makes to Tony, about knowing guys with none of that worth ten of him?  Imagine all of the people he was thinking about then.  All of the people he knew he’d never see again; who he wished he wasn’t standing there to never see again.  Trying to organize a time bomb and remembering the Commandos.  Trying to co-lead with a man he doesn’t yet understand, and remembering Bucky.  Trying so hard not to keep seeing him fall.  Being expected to be above all of those messy human emotions, because he’s Captain America, and while he was asleep that name became a legend so much bigger than any real, living person could be.

He’s only twenty-six.

I just made myself sad.


This DAMN movie!!!

I’m not crying or anything right now.

Not that I’m disagreeing with any of the above, but I think there’s another factor here: Steve has been fighting a war for what, a couple of years? He’s been a commanding officer for an elite unit. I think this has both made him more mature than the average twentysomething of today and made him think he’s a little more mature than he really is. And Tony is, one might say, a deliberately immature fortysomething, a child prodigy who has refused to grow up.

I think the reason I can’t slash Steve and Tony is that they’re so diametrically opposed. They seem to bring out the worst in each other.

And Steve needed some damn THERAPY before throwing him at Loki, thanks a lot, Director Fury.



Look at that photo. I mean, seriously. REALLY look at it.

I am getting really sick and tired of all the “Steve Rogers is a grandpa” / “Grandpa” Steve jokes.

Yes, he is from the generation our grandparents and great-grandparents came from.

Reality check: Grandpa and…


Meet The Generation Of Incredible Native American Women Fighting To Preserve Their Culture by Danielle Seewalker for Marie Claire UK

Native Americans represent just one per cent of the US population and some languages have only one speaker left. Now a new generation is fighting to preserve the culture.

Meet the women leading that fight:


Thor: The Dark World edits 5/? | Darcy’s winged eyeliner | oOo


I like to think that maybe Bucky rescues an American Pit Bull and they rehabilitate each other!


I like to think that maybe Bucky rescues an American Pit Bull and they rehabilitate each other!






Handspun evenstar shawl

pattern by Susan Pandorf

diameter: about 62 inches.

yarn: handspun polwarth/silk. 1262.2m. 100g

needle: US 1 (2.25mm)

beads: about 2 full boxes and a little bit from 3rd box of size 8 seed beads dynamites from fire mountain gems.

duration: 5 months to spin the yarn. 4 months to knit the shawl.

Good lord, that is dedication.

wow, that is incredible! and they spun it on a spindle, too, which is waaaaay slower than a spinning wheel. and the beading and everything, wow wow wow!

So beautiful, wonderful work!!

Wow! This is amazing. 

Kenshin is finished :)

Drawn using only my trusty mechanical pencil with .5 HB lead :)

Kenshin is finished :)

Drawn using only my trusty mechanical pencil with .5 HB lead :)

I have tomorrow off from work too!!! Another day for wardrobe adventure! :)

I think I’ll go to the thrift store too, I haven’t been in a while.

Trying to write but words aren’t happening, Kenshin drawing is though…


Alexander McQueen S/S 2004


Alexander McQueen S/S 2004