gwyn: (bucky confusedface)
[personal profile] gwyn
I don't know why I waste time writing meta, it never seems worth the effort, but I wrote a thing on Tumblr about Bucky and blinking and how it's yet another physical indicator of his internal thought processes in the bank vault scene of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. If you're inclined to read that sort of thing, as Mr. Sam Wilson might say. I knew that minor in speech communication would be useful someday, too bad it's just for a Tumblr post. I always feel like I'm talking into a void, both because few people are journaling these days and nothing ever really goes anywhere on Tumblr, and yet I continue to do it.

Speaking of Sam Wilson, I hear his birthday is the 23rd. I'm writing a sam hill story (Sam/Maria), I think, in honor of that, but I'm floundering past the initial premise of him asking her out. If you have any prompts you'd be interested in, let me know. I can't promise I'll use it, but I might!

The repairs on the south wall of my house are done. It looks like a new house if you only look at that wall. So that was thousands and thousands of dollars I hadn't planned on spending. Yay. I wish so much that that was money I could have used to help people, it seems a lot of people I know are going through really rough times, and I would so much rather have spent it on them. But when it's completely rotten and falling apart, you can't keep ignoring it the way I have for the past few years.

And that's the only updating I have.

Date: 2015-09-11 08:33 pm (UTC)
dine: (Barrayar seal)
From: [personal profile] dine
I really like your thinky thoughts! it's so great what different people pick up when watching a scene.

Date: 2015-09-11 08:54 pm (UTC)
ratcreature: RatCreature is nitpicking. (nitpicking)
From: [personal profile] ratcreature
What an interesting detail to pick up on. And I'm glad you linked it here too. I'd never found the meta on Tumblr.

Date: 2015-09-11 11:25 pm (UTC)
kore: (And to the fire-eyed maid of smoky war)
From: [personal profile] kore
Me neither -- I know a lot of people are doing meta on Tumblr nowadays, but it's so hard for me to find, so it's great when people link or xpost.

Date: 2015-09-12 09:37 pm (UTC)
ratcreature: RL? What RL? RatCreature is a net addict.  (what rl?)
From: [personal profile] ratcreature
I don't care about mutual following or anything like that, but with Tumblr I tend to miss posts even from people I follow because between the fast pace and the repeated reblogs I often forget how far back I've been on my dash previously, so I click back a bit, but not necessarily to where I was last, like I do on DW or LJ. And discussion is so hard to read and attribute that I always just scroll past posts with "conversation" because I just can't tell who said what in reaction to what.

Date: 2015-09-13 02:24 am (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
Yeah, that's me too. And actually since they rediddled the conversation and who-said-what look now it's more confusing for me than it was. //feels super old

Date: 2015-09-11 11:24 pm (UTC)
kore: (Sam - oh that's how it is?)
From: [personal profile] kore
That was amazing meta -- I'm glad you linked it here, because I never log into Tumblr anymore, so I wouldn't have seen it. Do you link your other Tumblr posts here? I thought I'd seen some xposting in the past?

Sam/Maria is awesome! //tries to think of prompts


Date: 2015-09-13 02:17 am (UTC)
kore: (Bucky - recognition)
From: [personal profile] kore

I went on Tumblr to make sure I was following you!.....then I reblogged a shitload of stuff because I am resting in bed. //facepalm Oh well, I am still enjoying being in the little post-TWS bubble.

Date: 2015-09-11 11:47 pm (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
Okay wait HAVE ACTUAL PROMPT -- at the end of TWS Maria is getting a job interview for SI, right? From what I can see she's hooked up to a lie detector type thing. And people have said Maria has COO written all over her. And then there's fanon that since Sam's wings got ripped to shreds, Tony wanted to redesign them for him -- actually, Sam DOES have new wings in stupid Giant Robot movie, right? the New Avengers training thing is even an old SI warehouse. So Tony must've repaired them, or, knowing Tony, completely redone them, and if Sam and Maria are both part of the new Stark-backed Avengers, maybe they could run each into each other at the training facility, or Tony's tower, etc. I can just imagine Maria being all grumbly about Tony's research draining other parts of the company (because you KNOW Tony blows every single research budget he has) and Tony going "Yeah, but look what I can make," and taking her to see Sam fly.

....anyway that wasn't terribly coherent, but if you want to use any part of it, go for it!

Date: 2015-09-13 02:18 am (UTC)
kore: (Sam - oh that's how it is?)
From: [personal profile] kore

I think nothing will top Music to Brood Over Your Lost Sergeant By as my finest moment, tho.

Date: 2015-09-12 12:13 am (UTC)
ranalore: froggy barnes, flipper soldier (rana america buchana)
From: [personal profile] ranalore
What a cool detail to notice! I remember a bit about that connection between blinking and different types of thought and memory access from some neuro research I did as a result of having a neuro disorder that it took a while to get diagnosed and just generally feeling it's good to be informed about my conditions. Anyway, once again I am in awe of SebStan and his acting ability. Even if he didn't know the connection specifically, the way his blinking connected Bucky's interest/mental presence to what was happening around him was one of the many, many little details that sold a character with so little dialogue and so little screentime (and then so little of it with his face showing), but that even really attentive viewers (like fans) wouldn't consciously pick up on until the umpteenth meticulous rewatch. I also feel like the way the blinking ties to Pierce's speech specifically shows that even when Bucky doesn't consciously remember, he's rebelling against the programming. It's still my headcanon that's a trait he encouraged in baby!Natasha. I think maybe that's what the "been out of cryo too long" comment was all about.

I can't cognitively parse Tumblr, so I only ever go there when given a specific link like this. That's one of my main gripes with the site; I find it really, really inaccessible for my particular set of issues.

Date: 2015-09-12 12:29 am (UTC)
kore: (Black Widow - red in my ledger)
From: [personal profile] kore
It's still my headcanon that's a trait he encouraged in baby!Natasha


Date: 2015-09-12 04:55 am (UTC)
devilc: Jupiter in her wedding tiara with the word "imagine" (Default)
From: [personal profile] devilc
Grrrl, I have been hemoraging money, too, so I get how you feel.

Date: 2015-09-12 06:03 am (UTC)
monanotlisa: Sam Wilson in Falcon gear, in profile, looking fabulous as ever. (falcon - captain america)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
Sam/Maria! How about something surrounding both their ideas of service, what is different and what is the same?

Date: 2015-09-12 09:31 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: The Winter Soldier wearing a mask and showing his metal arm (Marvel: Winter Soldier)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
I love meta, and I'd totally have missed this because ~tumblr. So hard to navigate. I love anything that explores the neurology of what they've done to Bucky, and yeah, that makes so much sense - his mind is starting to run bits and pieces of memory, and he's trying to process and make sense of it, and wow, I wonder how much of that is triggered just by seeing Steve. It almost makes me wish he hadn't been wearing those goggles because we'd have a bit more data on the blinking before he sees Steve up close on the bridge.

I mean, all I can do here is make flaily hands while I sit in a bathtub filled with the crystalline tears I’ve cried for Bucky.

A ha ha omg yes. *weeps*

(Can I link to that post on [ profile] comicstore_news?)

Date: 2015-09-13 02:21 am (UTC)
kore: (All hot and bleeding will we offer them)
From: [personal profile] kore
I write meta once in a while, but I don't have enough followers to make it go anywhere--and a lot of my followers are old friends who do not care about Cap stuff. Then I'll see a post months later that's basically the same thing, and it'll have 5,000 notes. Sigh.

One of the MANY things that drives me nuts about Tumblr, yeah.

Date: 2015-09-13 02:22 am (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore
Haha yeah, I mean just today, I was reintroduced to THIS!


Date: 2015-09-13 02:08 pm (UTC)
geckoholic: (Default)
From: [personal profile] geckoholic
I, for one, think meta like that is a GREAT use of your time. Tabbed it, excited to read. :D

Ohh, Sam/Maria! \o/ I hope you do get around to writing them, I love that ship.

Date: 2015-09-19 02:32 pm (UTC)
geckoholic: (Whedon: Avengers ensemble)
From: [personal profile] geckoholic
I did read it, and it was GREAT. Also ouch. Which adds to the great. Welp.

Oh, yay! :D Short little thing, I gotta get around to writing them something proper one of these days. But. Yup. Maria/Sam and Trip/Skye are the ships where I don't even get excited about updates in the rss feed anymore, cause it's just side pairing 95% of the time anyway. Sigh. And I'd absolutely call it a rareship, yep.

Date: 2015-09-14 04:20 am (UTC)
kore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kore

Date: 2015-09-18 07:55 am (UTC)
sperrywink: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sperrywink
I really enjoyed your meta. Thanks for sharing it here.

Owning a house is such a money sink. Ugh.

Date: 2015-09-11 10:50 pm (UTC)
ext_12542: My default bat icon (Default)
From: [identity profile]
:waves from across the desolate internet:

(Before it gets dark I have to hose out Shine's bed since tonight was apparently *her* turn for making a mess in her crate.)

Date: 2015-09-13 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh god, was it terrible? I hope not.

I had some bad news today--one of my foster dogs, who was adopted by my neighbors so I got to see him from time to time, and he was the most adorable Yorkie ever, died. I knew he was older, but...he was so happy, and so loved, and being cared for so well, that it was a sad shock. It's so rare, though, that I ever know what happens to them afterward, so I at least had that to hold on to.

Date: 2015-09-12 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Loved that post about the blinking. I wouldn't put it past Sebastian Stan to have researched that himself. And yay that the house wall is done!

Date: 2015-09-13 05:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Someone reblogged it with a snide little comment about lol of course it wasn't on purpose, and I just thought, well, hey, asshole, guess what? They teach that kind of stuff in acting classes. They don't necessarily cite studies and talk about blinking rates indicating internal states, but they do teach body language stuff, and how to show emotional turmoil in your face, and all kinds of stuff like that. And I think about what Sebastian said about reading that scene as him being like a person with Alzheimer's, and yeah, I wouldn't put it past Sebastian to have done that at all. He's an exceptionally good face actor, one of those actors who has hundreds of little microexpressions, and he seems to be very much in control of his facial movements when he's acting. Every time I watch that movie, I admire him more and more. He inhabited that role so completely that I think the blinking stuff is largely a response *from* him, as that character.

In conclusion, Sebastian fucking Stan. Kid is really really good.

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