It’s true. You guys should be nice to people who are old in spirit like Cap and me. Don’t make me get my cane.
ok legit my only complaint about cap 2
is that after steve says “if I run in these shoes, they’re gonna fall off,” we don’t see a scene where he has to run and trips over the shoes and kicks them off in frustration and starts running around in his socks
you could say it’s…my sole problem with the film
#i’m gonna need the 1000 fics of steve and natasha shoe shopping #she keeps wanting to buy him colorful expensive basketball shoes #he keeps gravitating towards the super boring looking ones #’they’re functional natasha!!!’ #’yeah if the function u want is everyone thinking ur a giant NERD’
What, are we taking everybody?
the reason that this line is significant is because jim morita was a japanese-american soldier. while it’s never explicitly stated, here’s what morita’s life would have been like before being captured by HYDRA:
- december 7, 1942: the empire of japan attacked pearl harbor. he was probably a soldier at this time since he was considered to be elite enough for steve’s squad; unknown where he served, although there were many japanese-american soldiers who died in and who were the first responders to the attack.
- december 8, 1942: the us declares a state of war with japan.
- all japanese-american men disqualified from the draft via the label “4-C,” or “enemy alien,” no matter their citizenry. all japanese-american men in the service are removed from duty.
- february 19, 1942: president roosevelt signed executive order 9066, authorizing the military to exclude certain groups from military zones.
- the fbi searched the homes of japanese-americans for “contraband,” including correspondence with anyone in japan such as personal letters. any such contraband is confiscated.
- (fun sidenote: how did they know where to find these people so that they could be harassed? well, gosh, the census bureau told them. illegally. no big deal.)
- community leaders, including priests, gathered up and sent to prison camps like tule lake. this is also where several families were sent to be deported to japan since they were not deemed loyal enough.
- 122,000 people of japanese-american descent are told to sell or store their property as they can only bring what they can carry out of the “exclusion zones,” which meant most of the west coast. (hawaii, whose population was about a quarter japanese, was for the most part not included in this.) given only a few weeks to organize their lives, they were then sent via cattle train to concentration camps set up throughout the us.
- since morita was from fresno, he would have ended up here:
- sunny poston, arizona. conveniently built on an indian reservation against the wishes of the tribal council, who wanted nothing to do with the government’s white supremacist bullshit. why only infringe on the rights and wishes of one minority group, right?
- choice quote: ”After fifteen months at Arizona’s vast Poston Relocation Center as a social analyst, Commander Leighton concluded that many an American simply fails to remember that U.S. Japanese are human beings.”
- shortly after arriving, all prisoners were asked to fill out a survey. most of the questions would be simple, like their name, city of birth, etc, but questions 27 and 28 were different.
- question 27: Are you willing to serve in the armed forces of the United States on combat duty, wherever ordered?
- question 28: Will you swear unqualified allegiance to the United States of America and faithfully defend the United States from any and all attacks by foreign and domestic forces, and forswear any form of allegiance or disobedience to the Japanese Emperor, or any other foreign government, power, or organization?
- did you answer yes to both? congratulations! you’re a soldier. did you answer no to both? perhaps you’re too old or sick to serve? perhaps the general fuckery of this entire situation got you down? perhaps you were born outside of the us, so you can’t disavow your country of origin since there is a very real chance you’ll be deported? haha well congratulations hope you like prison and/or deportation
- so all of this goes on
- and then morita goes on to serve
- and get captured
- and rescued
- and dumbass doogan says, “what, are we taking everybody?”
- fuck you
- i’m from fresno
-Steve Rogers was raised by an Irish-catholic single mom in New York in the Depression era -Steve Rogers grew up with a ton of disabilities -Steve Rogers had an apartment in an incredibly gay section of New York -Steve Rogers was a fine arts student -Steve Rogers completely missed the Red Scare, McCarthyism, the Cold War, Vietnam, Korea, etc. -Steve Rogers was written by two Jewish guys -Steve Rogers had a gay best friend and did not consider his love to be any less valid or less real -Steve Rogers worked with Japanese-American and black soldiers in, again, the Second World War -Steve Rogers was just in a movie about how utterly fucked up the military-industrial complex is Basically if your Steve Rogers is a conservative commie-hating uberChristian who would be at home in a racist southern church, you’re doing something wrong.
steve and bucky embracing the ‘old man’ jokes as a new form of talking shit
steve roundhouse kicks someone in the face, “oh jiminy, my hip” in a ridiculous old person voice
bucky punches someone in the face, yells “get off my lawn”
steve yelling “where’s my metamucil and my word jumbles” in the mornings
bucky asking the guy at the movie theater if he can get a senior citizen discount because he’s like 96 goddamn years old and he’s “not getting any younger here waiting for you to shut your jaw, young man”
calling villains ‘young whippersnappers’ and shaking their heads talking about how they had to ‘walk uphill both ways in a blizzard to the battles with villains back in our day’
bucky smirking and offering to go get steve’s cane for him when he goes to leave the table, steve offering to go get bucky more depends from the drugstore and leaving a walker at the foot of the bed
that one time bucky got tony to help him replace all of steve’s shoes with orthopedic trainers and then it turns out steve actually liked them because they were really comfortable
steve would legit be the one on the team who would constantly have to be pulled out of bar fights like
"so i told her that… steve where are you going?… steve gdi COME BACK HERE not again!"
"THE LADY SAID SHE DIDN’T WANT A DRINK!"
i’m really excited for kamala to finally meet carol and find out what a colossal fucking dork she is
Inspired by this post
Disclaimer: The Dorito was not manipulated in any way other than scaled to fit the shoulder width of Cap in this photo. Cap really does have the shoulder to waist ratio of a Dorito!
Steve and Sam take a ballroom dance class—
Inspired by impertinence’s awesome Sam/Steve fic “And the Reasons We Were Singing.”