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Haraway and the Winter Soldier

Unlike the hopes of Frankenstein’s monster, the cyborg does not expect its father to save it through a restoration of the garden; that is, through the fabrication of a heterosexual mate, through its completion in a finished whole, a city and cosmos. The cyborg does not dream of community on the model of the organic family, this time without the oedipal project. The cyborg would not recognize the Garden of Eden; it is not made of mud and cannot dream of returning to dust. Perhaps that is why I want to see if cyborgs can subvert the apocalypse of returning to nuclear dust in the manic compulsion to name the Enemy. Cyborgs are not reverent; they do not re-member the cosmos. They are wary of holism, but needy for connection- they seem to have a natural feel for united front politics, but without the vanguard party. The main trouble with cyborgs, of course, is that they are the illegitimate offspring of militarism and patriarchal capitalism, not to mention state socialism. But illegitimate offspring are often exceedingly unfaithful to their origins. Their fathers, after all, are inessential.

-Donna Haraway, “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the late Twentieth Century”

And here we have the 1980’s feminist essayist, pulling no punches. 

— 5 hours ago
#god bless her 

rubydreamer:

[…]Winter Soldier is this crazy, dark, RoboCop-type figure who is somewhat human but mechanised, completely messed up. Slightly human but completely tortured and completely manipulated, but crucially mechanised. So I said you know what, I’m gonna do something completely crazy and dark for the Winter Soldier, and I’m just gonna go for it. I hadn’t worked with these directors before, and away from picture I just wrote a suite for the Winter Soldier that was about six or seven minutes long that I spent ages on and treated it like a record. The idea being that if I get this vibe right, if I nail this six or seven minute thing which I think is the essence of the character and it’s super radical and it’s not that traditional and not completely orchestral because I want to save some of that for Captain America, let’s just see what these guys say. I played it for them really loud, and after they were finished there was a bit of a silence, and then Joe [Russo] went “I love it! Awesome!”

 Henry Jackman on theme music he composed for the Winter Soldier character 

(Warning: the track is indeed weird and creepy and unsettling and so totally fucking awesome)

In what ways is the Winter Soldier similar to RoboCop? In what ways does he differ?

(via glitzandshadows)

— 5 hours ago with 10821 notes
#essay prompts for fun 
Reading Tobin Siebers. Someone write a Sieberan reading of Bucky Barnes as political emblem of the intersection of the soldier-as-machine and soldier-as-disabled-champion

Reading Tobin Siebers. Someone write a Sieberan reading of Bucky Barnes as political emblem of the intersection of the soldier-as-machine and soldier-as-disabled-champion

— 6 hours ago
I will probably see this movie again.

It’s hard these days. I like The Winter Soldier’s can opener arm and tortured self-doubt but I mean, I REALLY like Captain America’s appreciation for naps. 

how does one choose. 

— 6 hours ago
areyoutryingtodeduceme:

Punk!Black Widow to go with Punk!Winter Soldier.It’s been years since I’ve studied Latin so I probably butchered it, but you can’t see the full phrases anyway, but her back is supposed to say “Trust No One” and “Believe Nothing” while the Russian shoooouuuld say “remember”.

I’d cosplay this

areyoutryingtodeduceme:

Punk!Black Widow to go with Punk!Winter Soldier.
It’s been years since I’ve studied Latin so I probably butchered it, but you can’t see the full phrases anyway, but her back is supposed to say “Trust No One” and “Believe Nothing” while the Russian shoooouuuld say “remember”.

I’d cosplay this

(via glitzandshadows)

— 6 hours ago with 2115 notes

zipitclark:

#captain america 2: winter soldier

captain america 3 tbh. 

(Source: manueluv, via glitzandshadows)

— 6 hours ago with 15606 notes
#oops did I say that aloud 
this is the kind of person i am

1. See Captain America: The Winter Soldier

2. Read every review of it

3. Read every blog post about it

4. Read everything Brubecker

5. Go to a two-day work related seminar on Resolving Conflicts Constructively; think about Bucky Barnes the whole time

6. Go see The Winter Soldier again

— 7 hours ago with 1 note
#in that order 

cyborgcap:

Avengers #382

Or, that time Natasha had a crush on Steve.

Natasha, I am feeling you girl. Everything from that 80’s cropped leather jacket to your conflicted internal monologue.  

— 2 days ago with 363 notes
Post party clean up. When you party like its 1995, beanie babies end up in the chandelier….?

Post party clean up. When you party like its 1995, beanie babies end up in the chandelier….?

— 2 days ago with 2 notes
If you want to see me dancing to the tragically hip in a shitty nineties outfit, better get to saskatoon soon

If you want to see me dancing to the tragically hip in a shitty nineties outfit, better get to saskatoon soon

— 3 days ago with 7 notes