Right, so, I know I should be catching up, but Less Than Three Press has a submission call for an anthology on May/December romances and I don’t know if any of you have noticed, but it is one of my biggest and most bulletproof kinks.

So yeah, basically I am dying to sign up and i already have a tentative idea. What do you call it when you take a myth and puts it in a modern setting while also changing the ending? Because I’d love to tell the story of Hyacinth but have Zephyrus not accidentally killing Hyacinth and then have Hyacinth dump Apollo for him. Because while Apollo is rich and influental and fun, but Zephyrus is rough-around-the-edges and gruff, yet he is kind and his hands are gentle and he respects Hyacinth while adoring him.

In short, I want to write about TJ Hammond fucking Mark Antony until he falls for Hercules Hansen.

ALL RIGHT, so first off I want to apologize for the unintentional hiatus I went on, but I went into a holiday slump of the it’s-too-exhausting-to-be-social-so-I-guess-I-won’t type. This was not, I repeat not personal, and I will reply to all of you sweethearts who messaged me and please know that they all cheered me up immensely.

I’m going to post replies and a looong post on what I’ve been up to, but I guess the highlights are the following: my bipolar diagnosis got finalized and I have the cyclothymia type; I have watched Farscape and adore it; and I have got a massive surprise!crush on Max Martini.

Oh, and I’m back at uni again :D

I just wanted to drop by and say that no, I haven’t died. I’ve just been busy with non-fandom stuff which is so very surprising for me. I semi-accidentally became in charge of the garden this year so I’m weeding and planning and sneakily try to landscape in ways dad won’t catch me at. Also it is now warm and lovely and while my mum is melting, I can barely stay indoors. Also there’s a big family gathering in a week we’re still preparing for so apart from melting, mum is running around like a headless chicken.

In short, lots of stuffs are happening and I couldn’t be happier. I have a couple of meta in the works that I’ll finish when I get the time, otherwise drop me a note if something happens that I might miss?

Enjoy your summer fellow northern-hemisphere dwellers! ♡

I am still kicking myself over the fact that I hadn’t yet heard Hurts’ Somebody To Die For when I wrote my Steve-is-passively-suicidal meta, because if I had, I could have skipped the cheeky title and instead used the much more fitting i’ve got nothing left to live for, got no reason yet to die.

Oh well. That song is still CA:TWS in a nutshell, if you ask me. From the lyrics to the music, it’s a perfect fit.

I always liked February 10th, 1917 for Bucky’s birthday, because Russia was falling then, and the Soviet Union was starting up, and since he was a big part of it later on, I liked the symmetry. Like Steve being born on July 4th. :)

… That is brilliant.

Can I retract my previous statement and add this instead? Bucky Barnes’ birthday: February 10th, 1917.

Wow. Your garden is so much prettier than mine. I just came in from tossing the compost pile. But I agree - gardening is therapy. Enjoy!

Aw, thank you! ♡

It might be because I’m lucky my mum enables me and I’m on summer break from uni. I doubt I’d have time to stare the buds into blooming otherwise.

(But god yes it is so relaxing and soothing and you feel so very accomplished when you’re done. And also it’s so pretty.)

Because of the summer and the lithium, this year turned me into a budding gardener. I still have no clue what I’m doing, but I’m having so much fun and nothing irreversable has happened as of yet.

(I mean, don’t even get me started on the snails and slugs, but dad had some lovely “snail candy” for them to eat which works wonders.)

This is our porch, as of today. The clematis and marigolds were planted in the afternoon but the rest have been here for a while.

I spend at least an hour a day now fussing over these plants and it feels fantastic.

gildatheplant

love-the-world-like-i-love-you asked:

Can you give me the stats for Bucky? I need it for a fanfiction I'm writing. You know, birthday, place of birth, etc. You know, all the stuff Steve would know about his husband :3

msbeeinmybonnet answered:

First of all, I am so flattered that you asked me of all people. You made my week, gorgeous ♡

It wasn’t easy, though, because apparently there is fuck all about Bucky before he joined the army. It’s like with Jesus, it’s like he didn’t exist during his childhood. But I’ve tried to make something coherent out of this mess of contradictions and vagueness that is Bucky’s backstory.

So let’s start with his date of birth. Ha. That’s easier said than done since — as agentbartomanoff pointed outthe MCU can’t even agree on which year he was born. This is a complete clusterfuck. But I will go with 1917, because I personally always have and it makes him just one year older than Steve.

Then we have month and date, which is hilarious considering the whole year snafu. But, in a deleted scene in The Avengers, Steve looks at the files of the Howling Commandos and SSR, and we get to see a glimpse of Bucky’s file.

Which is more or less useless, because it’s lifted directly from comics canon. It says he was born in 1922 in Indiana. No sir, that will not fly. However, we do see a partial date, which is 10.

So, so far, it seems Bucky was born on the 10th of some month in 1917. I have tried to find any reference to any month, but the only thing I could find were Bucky’s dogtags in this fantastic piece of fancreation which says May. The date says 20, but if we’re goingto cut&paste from everywhere, why not just steal bits?

So, in conclusion, if you ask me, I’d say that Bucky was born in New York on May 10th, 1917.

But this wasn’t the hard part, of course not. The hard part is that from here on, it’s a wasteland. We don’t even know anything about Bucky’s family. In an interview during CA:TFA Sebastian Stan said both Bucky and Steve were orphans, and the tie-in comic Captain America: First Vengence supports this. Then comes CA:TWS and suddenly Bucky is not only not dirt-poor but he also has two parents. Seriously, Marvel, you’re usually great at continuity, don’t drop the ball on us here.

I haven’t read the comics, but I am aware that in them, Bucky has a younger sister. And on the Smithsonian Board of Fail it says that he is oldest of four. I… don’t buy any of it. In the MCU, I mean. I have a younger brother whom I’m very close to and I love him to death. Bucky is very much a Protector, if on a smaller scale than Steve, and I can’t imagine him being any less devoted to his hypothetical siblings. So what is a clear indication to me that Bucky is an only child is how he says goodbye to Steve before he ships off. They both try so hard to keep it casual and light-hearted, but they still pretty much fail. But what is Bucky’s attempt? “Don’t do anything stupid ‘til I get back.” Which is a lovely line and I adore it, but if Bucky had had siblings, I guarantee you that he would have thrown in a “watch out for the brats/kids/[name]/etc” at the end. Because Steve is his closest friend and probably an unofficial part of the Barnes family, and Bucky would trust him with that responsibility.

It’s the same thing in the flashback in CA:TWS. Bucky only mentions that “my parents wanted to offer you a ride to the cemetary”. No mention of any siblings wanting to offer their condolences. When Bucky offers to “put cushions on the floor, like when we were young” there is again no mention of any siblings. There is a great big screaming void of No Other Children in the dialogue between Steve and Bucky.

So that is my argument for Bucky being an only child. As for his parents, I am at a complete loss. I’ve seen in some fics that Bucky’s father was a drunk, but I have no idea if this is fanon or has canon comics basis. The only thing that seems clear is that Bucky was middle-class. I have no idea how much this has to do with Bucky being healthy and having both parents alive while Steve needed tons of medicine and only had his mother. I don’t know enough about early-20th century America to make more solid guesses.

I have a personal fanon that Bucky’s parents were immegrants from Eastern Europe and changed their name to Barnes to fit in better. Which would also explain Bucky’s super-American name. But that is personal fanon I can’t argue for at all.

So, to recap: Bucky was born in New York on March 10th, 1917 to middle-class parents. He was an only child and semi-adopted Steve as His from an early age. He was good in school because he’s Smart and probably quite popular simply because he is Good With People. I also imagine that plenty of adults shook their heads and sighed that it was such a shame that Bucky chose to hung out with that little sweet-if-scrappy Steve Rogers.

I hope this helped a little bit, at least ♡

gildatheplant:

While I do enjoy this post I noticed something in it that I’ve seen a lot since Winter Soldier came out: the assumption that Bucky had to be middle-class. From what I’ve seen, this assumption is based on his outfit in the flashback scene and the mention of his parents owning a car. However, this assumption doesn’t reflect the reality of American society during that time period.

It was not at all uncommon for a working class family of that time to own a car. It was also considered very important for a man to own at least one good suit and a woman at least one good dress, regardless of class. Poorer families would often pass down nicer clothing as valued heirlooms. A good suit or dress was considered a matter of pride and respect. These good outfits were expected to be worn for important events like weddings and funerals. In the flashback, Bucky had just been to his best friend’s mother’s funeral- of course he would dress his absolute best. His suit was very likely his only good one, and was possibly a well cared for hand-me-down. Steve’s more disheveled appearance was likely as much a reflection of his emotional state as it was his finances. That’s not to say that Steve was as well-off as Bucky, being a sickly boy with a widowed mother is pretty much a guarantee that he wasn’t, it’s to say that both were more than likely working class. 

Reblogging for the commentary. Someone who knows Depression era history filled it out! Thank you so much, sweetheart ♡

I love this to pieces but can I say that you are almost as bad as Marvel? Is it May or March? :p

…Well this is only mildly mortifying. *headdesks* I meant May and I went back and changed it, but jfc, I cannot proofread. It doesn’t help that both months start with “ma” and I’m awful with names. Sorry for being a failboat :3 

love-the-world-like-i-love-you asked:

Can you give me the stats for Bucky? I need it for a fanfiction I'm writing. You know, birthday, place of birth, etc. You know, all the stuff Steve would know about his husband :3

First of all, I am so flattered that you asked me of all people. You made my week, gorgeous ♡

It wasn’t easy, though, because apparently there is fuck all about Bucky before he joined the army. It’s like with Jesus, it’s like he didn’t exist during his childhood. But I’ve tried to make something coherent out of this mess of contradictions and vagueness that is Bucky’s backstory.

So let’s start with his date of birth. Ha. That’s easier said than done since — as agentbartomanoff pointed outthe MCU can’t even agree on which year he was born. This is a complete clusterfuck. But I will go with 1917, because I personally always have and it makes him just one year older than Steve.

Then we have month and date, which is hilarious considering the whole year snafu. But, in a deleted scene in The Avengers, Steve looks at the files of the Howling Commandos and SSR, and we get to see a glimpse of Bucky’s file.

Which is more or less useless, because it’s lifted directly from comics canon. It says he was born in 1922 in Indiana. No sir, that will not fly. However, we do see a partial date, which is 10.

So, so far, it seems Bucky was born on the 10th of some month in 1917. I have tried to find any reference to any month, but the only thing I could find were Bucky’s dogtags in this fantastic piece of fancreation which says May. The date says 20, but if we’re goingto cut&paste from everywhere, why not just steal bits?

So, in conclusion, if you ask me, I’d say that Bucky was born in New York on May 10th, 1917.

But this wasn’t the hard part, of course not. The hard part is that from here on, it’s a wasteland. We don’t even know anything about Bucky’s family. In an interview during CA:TFA Sebastian Stan said both Bucky and Steve were orphans, and the tie-in comic Captain America: First Vengence supports this. Then comes CA:TWS and suddenly Bucky is not only not dirt-poor but he also has two parents. Seriously, Marvel, you’re usually great at continuity, don’t drop the ball on us here.

I haven’t read the comics, but I am aware that in them, Bucky has a younger sister. And on the Smithsonian Board of Fail it says that he is oldest of four. I… don’t buy any of it. In the MCU, I mean. I have a younger brother whom I’m very close to and I love him to death. Bucky is very much a Protector, if on a smaller scale than Steve, and I can’t imagine him being any less devoted to his hypothetical siblings. So what is a clear indication to me that Bucky is an only child is how he says goodbye to Steve before he ships off. They both try so hard to keep it casual and light-hearted, but they still pretty much fail. But what is Bucky’s attempt? “Don’t do anything stupid ‘til I get back.” Which is a lovely line and I adore it, but if Bucky had had siblings, I guarantee you that he would have thrown in a “watch out for the brats/kids/[name]/etc” at the end. Because Steve is his closest friend and probably an unofficial part of the Barnes family, and Bucky would trust him with that responsibility.

It’s the same thing in the flashback in CA:TWS. Bucky only mentions that “my parents wanted to offer you a ride to the cemetary”. No mention of any siblings wanting to offer their condolences. When Bucky offers to “put cushions on the floor, like when we were young” there is again no mention of any siblings. There is a great big screaming void of No Other Children in the dialogue between Steve and Bucky.

So that is my argument for Bucky being an only child. As for his parents, I am at a complete loss. I’ve seen in some fics that Bucky’s father was a drunk, but I have no idea if this is fanon or has canon comics basis. The only thing that seems clear is that Bucky was middle-class. I have no idea how much this has to do with Bucky being healthy and having both parents alive while Steve needed tons of medicine and only had his mother. I don’t know enough about early-20th century America to make more solid guesses.

I have a personal fanon that Bucky’s parents were immegrants from Eastern Europe and changed their name to Barnes to fit in better. Which would also explain Bucky’s super-American name. But that is personal fanon I can’t argue for at all.

So, to recap: Bucky was born in New York on May 10th, 1917 to middle-class parents. He was an only child and semi-adopted Steve as His from an early age. He was good in school because he’s Smart and probably quite popular simply because he is Good With People. I also imagine that plenty of adults shook their heads and sighed that it was such a shame that Bucky chose to hung out with that little sweet-if-scrappy Steve Rogers.

I hope this helped a little bit, at least ♡

karismatic5

agentbartomanoff asked:

I swear to god, the dates in the MCU are ... fucked up. Have you noticed that on the wall in the Smithsonian with Bucky's history, at the very beginning it's written "James Barnes was born in 1916 blah blah blah" and at the bottom of the exact same panel, it's written "Bucky Barnes, 1917-1944". 1917 !!!!! I swear to god, they don't even try with dates anymore.

bluandorange answered:

GOD ARE YOU SERIOUS

I HADN’T NOTICED THAT, CHRIST

A+ YOU SHITLORDS

agentbartomanoff:

bluandorange:

agentbartomanoff:

100 % serious lemme get that picture for ya

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this deserves some close ups

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i’m laughing so hard right now

and crying a little bit because that’s some major fuck up

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wintersrchild

wintersrchild:

msbeeinmybonnet:

verysharpteeth:

sibirr:

Kings S01E11

Since Silas was so keen to marry him off and make him miserable, I desperately wanted a female to show up who got that Jack was gay and offered him a platonic relationship and then went toe to toe with Silas. They could play act all they wanted for the family, but at the end of the day they were smart allies who took control of the situation. A level of control back is what Jack needed more than anything. I needed Jack to have a ruthless wife who didn’t need anything more from him than help burning that family to the ground.

Re-reblogging for verysharpteeth’s thoughts. I agree 100% because Consensual Political Marriage is one of my biggest narrative kinks. Especially when they have their own lovers they are very devoted to, and each spouse is super-supportive of the other. Because they are so very close friends.

Personally, I like to imagine someone like Jessica Pearson from Suits (played by the flawless Gina Torres) being this hypothetical wife, because she is both kind, intelligent and ruthless enough to fit the bill.

But isn’t that what almost happened?

I mean Katrina Ghent wasn’t supportive or nice, nor very subtle, but she knew who Jack was and was content to let him be. Plus she didn’t really want anything from him more then political position a marriage to him had to offer and god know there was no love lost between her and the rest of the family.

Honestly? I think they could grow to care about each other. They’ve shown they can work together well, and in my opinion they come from similar places of wanting to prove themselves. Like imagine them mostly-political-allies, playing family during the day and bonding by sharing life stories over a bottle at night.

(I just want to preface that while I’m about to argue against you, I am grinning so much because a discussion about Kings! That I am involved in! I am cartwheeling ♡)

I don’t agree that Katrina would have fit the bill, but can see how it can look so at the surface. The thing about Jack is that he is abused. He’s been abused by both his parents since childhood and he’s never known anything else. He takes it for granted to be manipulated and intimidated by those around him. It was exactly the same with Katrina. She manipulated him and then there was some heavy-duty blackmail involved. Jack allowed it to protect his twin sister — one of the only two persons before David who seems to have treated him him kindness, the other being Joseph — but there was nothing but animosity between them. Which is understandable, because Katrina belittled him and taunted him and generally kept up the position as abuser.

I’m not saying that Katrina purposefully approached the situation with “lets abuse Jack” in mind. While I don’t agree with her methods (they are a bit too underhanded for my taste) all the more power to her for being that ambitious. But she went about it the worst possible way. With Jack on the recieving end, her assholeish tendencies turned into abuse. Because Jack likes to pretend he’s unfeeling but he has a very thin skin. It instantly became a vicious spiral.

I don’t mean to turn this into a ship war, but I feel that I have to bring up David. For the simple reason that if Jack is going to be happy in any kind of relationship, he needs to get out of the abuse cycle. And David never ventured into the territory of an abuser, so Jack had no idea how to react to him. It’s heart-breaking to watch.

What I meant by that is that Jack would need a partner like David, in their one-to-one interactions. As ruthless and cunning the hypothetical wife is in politics, she needs to be kind and earnest with Jack. You can’t joke about with him, because every playful insult you’d give him, he would have heard spoken to him in earnest. Thank you so fucking much for that, Silas.

Actually, I changed my mind. Jack doesn’t need a strong wife. He needs to be kidnapped by us and kept in a cozy castle where he is cuddled and praised all day long by all of us. Then maybe we can finally see him smile.

spiderfire47 asked:

"#he is literally one of us" :) I have been thinking a lot recently about how incredible it is to have an actor who loves that character so much and what a DIFFERENCE it makes.

IT IS INDEED AMAZING. I have been in several movie fandoms, and sometimes the actor seems to have a vague idea of who their character is, sometimes they even get the big points, but the Deep Important Stuff we fans sit down and write meta about? I have never experienced this before and it is beyond amazing and I almost want to cry. It feels almost like we’re given his blessing to write meta until our fingers bleed, to really think and to fall in love with the character even more.

I feel like he respects us and it always makes me blush and feel humble when I think about it.

verysharpteeth

verysharpteeth:

sibirr:

Kings S01E11

Since Silas was so keen to marry him off and make him miserable, I desperately wanted a female to show up who got that Jack was gay and offered him a platonic relationship and then went toe to toe with Silas. They could play act all they wanted for the family, but at the end of the day they were smart allies who took control of the situation. A level of control back is what Jack needed more than anything. I needed Jack to have a ruthless wife who didn’t need anything more from him than help burning that family to the ground.

Re-reblogging for verysharpteeth’s thoughts. I agree 100% because Consensual Political Marriage is one of my biggest narrative kinks. Especially when they have their own lovers they are very devoted to, and each spouse is super-supportive of the other. Because they are so very close friends.

Personally, I like to imagine someone like Jessica Pearson from Suits (played by the flawless Gina Torres) being this hypothetical wife, because she is both kind, intelligent and ruthless enough to fit the bill.