It could be said that James Bond is a cultural icon meant to reinforce a number of ideas about what it means to be a man. He’s surrounded by trappings of traditional masculinity- the perfectly fitted suit, small handgun (because a real man doesn’t need a Rambo-style machine gun to do the job), straight razor shave, uncomplicated and unsweet cocktail. For succeeding at manliness, he’s always rewarded by saving the day and having unrestricted sexual access to women.
In this scene, Silva threatens not only James Bond, but all of the masculine ideal, with rape and attempts to make that masculine ideal into an object instead of a subject. This act instantly identifies Silva as the villain- as he’s not only threatening England, but manliness as a concept. But Bond refuses to let Silva make him into an object- he returns the serve by implying that it might not be his “first time,” and by doing so, that there’s nothing inherently lesser or unmasculine about having homosexual relations. After this scene, Silva stops using emasculation as a technique and starts to go after Bond’s true weakness- his relationship with M.
the new ask meme: send me literally anything and ill tell you something i hate about it
he is drowning
I do love opossums XD you remembered correctly
i just realised that when bucky asks
"did it hurt" he’s actually asking "did they do to you the same things they did to me? because me, it hurt. oh it hurt."
"is it permanent" are those things they did to me permanent ?
I MEAN IF THEY HAD ALREADY STARTED EXPERIMENTED ON HIM, HE MIGHT HAVE NOTICED SOME THINGS HAD CHANGED INSIDE HIM
i’m so emotional
That whole “rescue” scene, if looked at through Bucky’s eyes, is just horrifying. Everything is “normal” (for wartime, anyway), and then he’s being experimented on, and terrible things are happening… Then there’s Steve and Red Skull.
At that point, all Bucky’s thinking is "What the hell am I now?" and "What have they done to Steve? Is he a monster like me and Schmidt, too?"
i’m so freaking not okay
just imagine also … they experiment on him, he sees things are changing. maybe he’s a monster
then he sees steve. and steve … steve, he can’t be a monster, that’s impossible. so maybe Bucky isn’t one after all. Huh ? maybe there’s hope.
and then Red Skull happens. and Bucky’s probably like “yeah. no. only steve is a success. i’m like this. like this one.”
IMAGINE HOW FUCKING SCARED AND CONFUSED AND DISGUSTED AND TRAUMATISED BUCKY MUST BE
help I’m having emotions about a cartoon antidepressant trying to be useful