- Legendary amazons (movie 2011)
- Richie Jen as Yang Zongbao
- Cecilia Cheung as Mu Guiying
- Cheng Pei-pei as She Saihua
- Liu Xiaoqing as Chai Qingyun
- Ge Chunyan as Zhou Yunjing
- Oshima Yukari as Zou Lanxiu
- Li Jing as Geng Jinhua
- Jin Qiaoqiao as Dong Yue’e
- Yang Zitong as Meng Jinbang
- Kathy Chow as Ma Saiying
- Yu Na as Huyan Chijin
- Chen Zihan as Yang Yanqi
- Liu Dong as Yang Yanying
- Xiao Mingyu as Yang Wenguang
- Zhou Xiaofei as Yang Paifeng
- Wang Ti as Yang Jinhua
- Zhao Qianyu as Little Bean
- Tang Yaolin as Little Sparrow
- Shi Fanxi as Yin Qi
- Wu Ma as Pang Ji….
This is super cool.
"On the screen we see two combat-hardened soldiers, men who have fought alongside each other, who have become comrades and friends, and who are now lovers. The moments in which the two finally open up to each other and admit their feelings are played in a simple and tender way. This isn’t about two men being gay, it is about two people who realise they love each other. The interaction is so gentle, it is one of the most touching and beautiful depictions of a gay relationship I’ve ever known in modern media."
The rest of the article discusses a few other releases and the general trend toward greater LGBT releases in games, and has given at least me a few more titles I wanna check out.
Then wipe him and start over.
But no, I want to talk about this. That look of fear and desperation he has. He knows what’s coming, and he knows he can’t stop it. He knows he’s on to something, and he is so confused. His face is like a child’s, he doesn’t know what’s going on, and it scares him. He’s used to not knowing the full information, but this is the first time he is conscious of it. And he knows the pain he’s about to go through. That look is not the look of a villain. It’s the look of a boy asking for help, and the only person who can give it to him is the person he’s going to have to kill.
That’s because Bucky Barnes was never a fucking villain. He was a tool that was used against his will. He had the power to make decisions stripped away from him. He did not choose this, nor would he have ever chosen this. Both in the comics and MCU.
I get so pissed off when people call him a villain and compare him to Loki because NO SHUT UP YOU;RE FUCKING WRONG.
Loki chose his path. Loki chose to throw a cosmic level temper tantrum and Loki chose to continue on his course. Bucky was NEVER EVER give then option to choose for himself. Any time his programming cracked, any time he fought or questioned his orders and his superior officers, he was put in stasis, had his memory completely wiped and was reprogrammed to ensure his mindless obedience.
"Project: Winter Soldier
Scientific Analysis, 7 June 1957
A comprehensive mental evaluation of Codename: Winter Soldier was conducted over the course of the past week. Diagnoses are varied, but most in Dept. X Science Team believe that his mental state is becoming unstable. In the three years since he was awakened from stasis, it appears his mind is seeking to fill in the holes in his memory or possibly rebelling against the implanted programming he received originally. The subject has recently begun to exhibit more than usual curiosity, even to the point of questioning orders from superiors, and once in the past month, he attacked a fellow operative, nearly killing him. On interrogation, he could not explain his actions.
One theory is that just as he has reflex-memories which allow him to be such an effective operative, he may also have a deeply buried sense of who he was, or at least of what kind of person he was. As such, this deeply buried idea may be causing him mental stress and triggering turmoil in his thoughts. Another theory, which is more disturbing, is that he may actually be remembering his previous life, though in small pieces only. It is therefore our recommendation that Codename: Winter Soldier be kept in stasis between missions, and that he undergo Mental Implantation at every awakening. We believe this will correct his instability issues, so he can continue to be of use to Department X.”
- Captain America Vol. 5 #11
Mikhail: ”<You forget your place, Winter Soldier. Comrade Karpov will hear of this!>”
Bucky: ”THEN LET HIM!”
Bucky: ”That was the first time they saw the cracks in their conditioning, so I was ‘put away’ between missions like Christmas decorations stashed in the attic. I continued as their killing machine and the real me was kept locked in my head for decades… Until Cap fixed me. And all the horrors I committed came rushing back like a tsunami. I might have put a bullet in my brain to quiet the ghosts… if not for Natasha.”
- Captain America & Bucky #624
Furthermore, he is remorseful for the things he was FORCED to do as the Winter Soldier. It haunts him and he feel GUILTY for everything as he remembers them.
This is not a villain. This was never a villain. James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes, aka The Winter Soldier, is not a villain. He is the slave of a villain, used, abused and used some more and then put in a glass tube to sleep until hey need him to kill things again.
And yes, the comic parallel DOES matter. Sebastian Stan read ALL the comics to get into character and Ed Brubaker oversaw the production of CA:TWS. It’s fucking relevent as shit. Because no matter if we’re talking about MCU or the comics, Bucky Barnes was still scooped out of a body of water by his ENEMIES, fitted with a cybernetic arm to replace the one he lost, brainwashed and forced to do someone else’s dirty work. And the minute he questioned his orders, they started all over again.
This is not a villain. It’s a slave. And I will never stop screaming about this.
Even if I now saw you
I would long for you
my dick has a lot in common with the sun
nobody likes looking directly at it?
It gives people cancer?
woAh woah woah
It rises at the crack of dawn?
it disappears at night?
direct exposure often leads to a nasty case of sunburn?
it needs to stay approximately 92,960,000 miles away from me?
nobody will ever touch it?