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[from: Lynn E. Anderson, Captain America: Behind the Mask. Steve Rogers and the Contemporary Hero Narrative (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp. 241-243.]

CHAPTER VI
The Great Repression: Steve Rogers, James Barnes, and the Narratives of Homosocial Desire

Although the relationship between Rogers and his most trusted childhood friend, James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes has been subject to a great deal of scrutiny in past publications on the matter, of both scholarly and purely biographical persuasion, there has been a certain degree of unwillingness among the academic community as well as the general public to consider the possibility that the nature of their relationship transgressed both the boundaries of friendship and social mores of their times. To see Steve Rogers—to see Captain America, the ultimately jingoistic symbol of American World War II propaganda, at least at the moment of his (re)birth as the national icon—in the context of a queer narrative is, to some critics and academics, utterly unprofessional and even morally abhorrent. In his 2009 book on Captain America comic books, war photography, and American propaganda, Everett claims: “There is nothing to suggest that either the graphic novels issued during the war or the photographs taken during Rogers’ stay with the Howling Commandos can serve as a basis for a queer reading of Rogers and Barnes’ relationship. But even more importantly, there is nothing to suggest that such a relationship ever existed in the first place, and as such, those queer readings are not only misguided, but also libelous” (197), while Miller, in a similar vein, calls them “devoid of any grounding in fact and blatantly disregarding all evidence to the contrary” (Birth of an Icon, 294).

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The unwillingness to accept the possibility that Rogers and Barnes might have been lovers (or at least romantically involved) before and during the war seems to stem from almost desperate adherence to several concepts firmly entrenched in the dominant paradigm of the narratives of masculinity and war. The inherent subversivness of such a relationship, therefore, not only undermines the public image of Captain America, carefully crafted and controlled in the early days of his public exposure during the USO tour (Willingham 53), but also, according to the social mores of his times, calls into question his very masculinity, that is, the central trait emphasized in the process of his transformation from Steve Rogers to Captain America. For Captain America to find himself anywhere on the queer spectrum would mean, then, in the minds of his contemporaries, that the narrative of the hypermasculine, heteronormative world of the American Army has been irrevocably tarnished and become partially irrecoverable, destroyed beyond all repair, emasculated just like its most prominent symbol.

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fight the land (fighttheland) wrote in cap_news

captain america: behind the mask

GUYS GUYS GUYS HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW BOOK ON CAP HOLY FUCK IT’S SO GOOOOOOD.

okay, capslock time over. but seriously guys, it’s so good and finally, FINALLY, we have something that doesn’t gloss over You Know What and doesn’t tell us we’re just a bunch of weirdos who read far too much into everything. and fuck miller and fuck everett, btw, bc they’re shitting all over this book in their reviews, and i think we all know why that is.

for real tho, there’s some excellent use of sources in this book, and my inner history major rejoices. and holy fuck, where did she even get those sketches, i don’t think they were ever released to the public? or did i miss something? are they from a private collection? is that a recent find? tell me, i need to knowwwwww, for reasons.

and THANK FUCKING GOD there’s FINALLY someone who didn’t go LALALALALALA CAN’T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF HOW STRAIGHT CAP IS when there’s strong evidence suggesting otherwise.

tags: medium: books, person: james barnes, person: steve rogers
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Reply from howlingcommando15
How is this even a peer-reviewed publication? Didn’t know the author was a tumblr-bred tinhatter. Disgraceful and disgusting.

Reply from thegreendot
Yeah, okay, so just because it doesn’t agree with your views (bigoted as they are), it suddenly has no academic merit? I know you love to troll this community, but seriously, this is ridiculous. And if you seriously think Cap would be offended (even if she’s totally off base with this, which I don’t think she is) because someone implied that he might not be straight, think again. What news have you been watching? Fox News got their asses HANDED TO THEM last time he went on air. Jon Stewart was pissing himself laughing for a week.

Reply from fighttheland
okay, pal, whatever you say. lots of place on reddit for the likes of you.

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Reply from lyanna-stark
I think the sketches are new. They supposedly found them quite recently and didn’t know if they were authentic, so they needed to check first? Idk, I think they consulted Peggy Carter on this, but since she’s not doing so great memory-wise rn they wanted to double-check, I guess? Anyway, holy shit. No wonder Cap wanted those hidden. I’m just wondering if Barnes knew. Because I think we can all agree (well, maybe not all, but those of us who possess an ounce of common sense and basic reading comprehension skills) that Cap had it bad for Bucky, but we also know that Barnes was doing a lot of skirt-chasing before the war. I mean, obviously, it could’ve been a front and all that, but idk. Anyway, I think she’s on to something, and Miller and Everett can go fuck themselves, bc if they tooted that republican horn any louder, it’d be a fucking foghorn orchestra.

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rogersthat reblogged ifinditkindafunny

if u srsly think steve rogers is against welfare and pro paid education, u must have been dropped on your fucking head at some point in life, like, wtf ??????????

#steve rogers #captain america #for real tho

 

ifinditkindafunny

guys u have no idea how much shit i got for that steve rogers and welfare post omg im dying

#personal #haters gonna hate

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pixel of green (always_angry) wrote in cap_news

CAPTAIN AMERICA MINISERIES

IT’S CONFIRMED.

HBO is making a new Captain America miniseries. The Generation Kill guy is writing and producing, so hopefully it’s going to be good, and maybe we won’t die from an overdose of Spielberg-style patriotic grandeur. No casting news so far, though. Any thoughts?

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tags: medium: tv, person: steve rogers
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Reply from jokersmom
BUT HOW ARE THEY GONNA HANDLE THE SEXPOSITION?

Reply from farrah_s
Cap, those pants need to go. For reasons. The shirt, too. (But seriously though, I LOLd.)

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Reply from hitmanactual
So how about that Skarsgard-Simon reunion, huh?

Reply from raypersonjr
YES, AND STARK SANDS CAN PLAY BUCKY BARNES. I NEVER KNEW I NEEDED THIS UNTIL NOW, BUT GOD, DO I NEED IT.

Reply from captainbromance
but isn’t askars still banging sookie on true blood or sth? he could be good, but there might be some scheduling conflict, idk. (or they could go the rudy reyes route, and cap could just play himself. he has some background in acting lol)

Reply from daisies-s
Idk, I’m not really feeling Skarsgard as Cap. He has that bad boy vibe, he’s not wholesome enough. Like, I really love the guy’s work and all, but he doesn’t scream “corn-fed poster boy for America” to me.

Reply from blueskies
+ 1

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frecklygal

So, guys, you know how I sometimes go jogging in the morning before my shift? And you know how I tore a ligament a few years back and it’s still bugging me sometimes? So guess what happened today. THE FUCKING THING TORE AGAIN. I was in so much pain I couldn’t see straight. So I’m, like, limping to the nearest bench, right, trying not to cry and failing hardcore, because that fucking HURTS LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER, and when I get there and try not to puke from the pain, I just want to straight up curl up and die, because that’s usually how it goes with me in those cases (I have a very low pain threshold, okay).

And then, I SHIT YOU NOT, CAPTAIN FUCKING AMERICA, wearing world’s tightest t-shirt, jogs over and asks if I need any help, if he needs to call me a cab, or call an ambulance or anything, and at that point I’m just like, lol, that’s it, I’ve lost it, I’m hallucinating now and dying, probably, take me in, Jesus, I’m ready. But nope, turns out I really wasn’t and Steve Rogers just casually jogs round D.C. every morning like it’s no big deal, oh, dont mind me, I’m just captaining all over the place, nbd, nbd. Jesus fucking Christ on a cracker.

So this is the story of how I busted my knee, but then Captain America came over to check up on me, called me a cab, paid for the cab and gave the driver a ridiculous tip to make sure the guy helped me into the ER. STEVE MOTHERFUCKING ROGERS, EVERYONE. YOUR FAVES COULD NEVER.

#HOLY SHIT I’M STILL SCREAMING ON THE INSIDE #steve rogers #captain america

 

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pouringrainbows said:
hey you should check out the spot_your_cap comm over at lj, they like sharing stories like this, jsyk, its a rly rly nice place


Omg, thank you, I didn’t even know such a place existed! I’ll def be checking it out soon!

#ask #pouringrainbows

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what ails you (fisherkings) wrote in spot_your_cap

Okay, guys, fair warning, this is gonna get pretty meta pretty fast. Because you know that I love Cap-spotting as much as the next person, and this comm is literally one of the most uplifting places on the internet right now, because it’s first and foremost about human connection and how heroes really are just like us, and they go out to get Chipotle or whatever, and we desperately need that in this shit show that’s called our lives, especially after what happened in NYC.

But, on the other hand, I wonder sometimes, y’know? About responsibility and the role of social media and their influence, and how they can sometimes be used for good, but how sometimes they aren’t. And how we contribute to that. Because it’s one thing to get a selfie with Cap while he’s just waiting in line at Starbucks and post it to Instagram, but it’s another thing to, I don’t know, compromise an undercover mission, and this is a real possibility, not just some hypothetical situation, because, really, all it takes is one photo, one comment, y’know? And all those tweets and posts on tumblr, or here, or in other places on the net, they can, in theory, make it easier to target Cap (or any of the other Avengers, for that matter), so it’s a really weird and not totally comfortable position to be in—to know that you can unwittingly contribute to something really bad through totally innocuous actions.

Not to mention the issue of privacy and the right to privacy, because the fact that someone is a public figure (and it’s as public as you can get with Cap) doesn’t entitle everyone to pry into their private life, they get enough of that from the paps. And I know this community is really good at establishing and following the rules, but we know that not everyone is. And we know for a fact that Cap is always extremely nice about those things, because that’s who he is, but we also have to remember that everyone has limits, and it makes me really uncomfortable sometimes to think we might be overstepping some boundaries.

So I’m just wondering, I guess, how you see that, and how you think we, as a community (fandom?) should proceed, because I think that’s actually a really important discussion that we should have at some point, especially considering that those fandom and rl spaces start to overlap on social media so much—now that there’s the official Avengers Instagram account, and some of them are even on Twitter, I think we should be really mindful of establishing some boundaries, because they’re not your ordinary celebrities, and we shouldn’t forget that. I mean, if we snap a picture of Rihanna or whoever at a very bad moment, they might get (understandably) pissed, but there’s no immediate threat that comes from this sort of invasion of privacy. But with people who would, in different circumstances, be special ops and everything about them would be classified, we really do need a different, more cautious approach. And, as I’ve said earlier, we should have the common fucking decency not to invade their privacy when it’s clear they don’t want to be disturbed. I’m looking at you, lj user havanass. Oh, wait, right, we already banned your sorry ass. (See, this is why I love this comm. We don’t stand for this shit.)

Okay, so? Thoughts? Comments?

ETA: Also, one more thing (not so much to this comm, but to the internet at large)—I know some of you are really curious if Lynn Anderson is right, but for fuck’s sake, don’t just ask him if he was fucking his best friend. Forcing people to out themselves or lie about it is disgusting and besides, he doesn’t owe you shit. /rant

tags: meta, steve rogers
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Reply from thegreendot
Yeah, I sometimes wonder about that, too. And I think you raise a very valid point, one that the fandom at large (because, yeah, I think we can call ourselves a fandom, just look at all that fanfiction) will have to tackle at some point, because this IS a discussion that needs to happen, and sooner rather than later, especially considering how things are now, post-NY. It just goes to show, though, that we, as a community, could’ve done a lot worse for ourselves, because even the fact that someone is ASKING those questions shows that we are a lot more self-aware than SOME fandoms (I’m not going to point fingers, but I think we all know what I mean by that *cough*).

You’re right about the privacy aspect of it, too. It’s all fun and games until someone crosses the line, and I think the line HAS ALREADY BEEN CROSSED. Multiple times. And, idk, this might sound weird and intrusive, but am I the only one who thinks Cap doesn’t really look all that happy, especially in some candids? Because this is something I started to notice a while ago, and that’s why this privacy thing bothers me so much, I guess. Like, some people really don’t get that he’s not a fucking mascot, he’s not a fucking PR stunt, that HE FOUGHT IN AN ACTUAL WAR, he lost people, and, quite possibly, deals with PTSD. He doesn’t need you to pester him when it’s clear he’d rather be alone.

And don’t even get me started on people who approach him about Anderson’s book (as much as I think she’s actually right in her assumptions about his relationship with Barnes). Just. WHY. WHY WOULD YOU THINK THAT’S A GOOD IDEA. WHY.

Reply from fisherkings
Oh my god, thank you so much for that comment, Vee. You’re one of the pillars of reason in this community (in general, not only in this particular lj comm), so you have no idea how much it means to me that you responded to my post.

I don’t think I have anything more to add re: social media and invasion of privacy, but the thing you said about Cap not really looking all that happy is, in my opinion, absolutely spot on. I’ve noticed that, too, and I can’t say I’m all that surprised. When you really think about this, for us, WW2 has been over for more than 70 years, but for him it’s been what, a year? Not even that? So I guess a lot of that loss is still fresh, and I don’t imagine the absolutely bizarre circumstances he’s found himself in are helping the case. And some people choose to be totally disgusting about it. Ugh.

And I have no idea what to think about people who, in all seriousness, approach him to ask if he was fucking his best deceased friend. I agree that Anderson is probably at least partially right about this (obviously we can only speculate whether that thing between them ever got physical), but this is clearly a topic that he’d rather avoid, and I don’t give a damn if it’s just for now or maybe forever, because, as I said, he doesn’t owe anyone shit. We, on the other hand, owe him quite a lot. And first and foremost, we owe him respect. But some people just don’t get that.

Reply from barnes-and-rogers
yeah, remember that photo? some gossip rag even wrote an article about how cap might be “unfit for duty” or some such bullshit because he might be “too depressed and/or mentally unstable”? jfc. also, fuck the daily bugle.

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[from: Lynn E. Anderson, Captain America: Behind the Mask. Steve Rogers and the Contemporary Hero Narrative (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp. 250-252]

It is often argued, then, that queer readings of their relationship rely on a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of homosocial relationships of the time and promote anachronistic interpretations of sexual identities. This stance, however, dismisses at least several important factors.

Even though it is true that in the modern times extremely close bonds between two men which eschew the machismo of the so-called “true male friendship” in favor of emotional—and in many cases also physical—closeness are bound to be viewed with suspicion, that is not to say that all instances of such closeness in Rogers’ time were necessarily strictly platonic, simply adhering to the homosocial standard of the period. On the contrary, as recent studies suggest, many same-sex couples in the 1930s and 1940s used the prevailing opinions on male bonding and the acceptance of certain kinds of closeness between men (restrictive as they might have been) to their advantage, in order to hide the true nature of their relationships (Fawcett 187), a practice which would most probably not stand up to scrutiny in the present day, characterized by its tendency to view any sort of intense male closeness that deviates from the extremely restrictive norm as suspicious and potentially queer. However, it is crucial to remember that, even though the men of the period had been afforded different sorts of freedoms when it comes to manifestations of close male bonding, the homosocial, in encouraging close companionship between men and the simultaneous exclusion of women, has always incorporated a strong undercurrent of homophobia and misogyny, to which Rogers’ contemporaries engaged in same-sex relationships or activities needed to respond in order to maintain the illusion of their heterosexuality. Such instances of affirming one’s heterosexual desire in a homosocial context might have ranged from violent actions against more or less openly gay men—or those who would have been perceived as gay men due to their supposed effeminacy—to the frequent practice of alluding to the desirability of the absent women, excluded by necessity from the homosocial bonding experience.

Moreover, the issue of class plays a crucial role when it comes to the specific nature of homosocial socialization—the working class, to which both Rogers and Barnes belonged, exercised much more restrictive rules of permitted homosocial behavior, especially in comparison to the upper or even upper-middle class, and, most notably, intelligentsia.

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Therefore, to demand definite proof of Rogers and Barnes’ relationship is to completely disregard the oppressive environment in which they grew up as well as the subsequent roles they came to play in the machine of American war propaganda. It is deeply symptomatic that in the comic books issued at the time of the Second World War, Bucky becomes Captain America’s young sidekick instead of a life-long friend and—as can be inferred from various sources—the most important person in Steve Rogers’ life. As Michelle Mbatha argues in The Anatomy of a Sidekick, “Barnes’ transition from a partner to a sidekick marks the point at which the relationship between Barnes and Rogers becomes that of a mentor and pupil, thus effectively prohibiting any potentially »unsavoury« readings of their partnership” (121). In this sort of dynamic, one which emphasizes the much more prominent age difference, there is, indeed, no place for any assumptions of queerness or any sort of code similar to that which permeated cinematographic works of the time, signifying penalizable, “forbidden” practices falling under the censorship guidelines (see also: The Celluloid Closet, 1995). Bucky, then, in taking his place as Captain America’s teenage sidekick, becomes figuratively castrated in order to appear effectively sexless and thus avoid any possibility of coding their relationship as queer.

Moreover, the insistence upon heteronormative and ultimately exclusionary interpretations of Rogers’ relationships with Barnes and Carter respectively, both in the comics and in biographical writings, comes from the need to reaffirm the image created by the American propaganda, which constructed Captain America to reflect the intrinsically jingoistic policies of the United States, to propagate the myth of American machismo and uphold the wholesome image of the American everyman at the same time. Therefore—given that the most recognizable image of a homosexual in the dominant discourse of Rogers’ times was that of a degenerate, antisocial deviant (Crooks 43), usually one extremely effeminate in appearance—it would be hard for the officials to reconcile that image with Rogers’ new public persona, his effectively superhuman strength and traditional good looks. For that reason, then, in the eyes of the authorities, who controlled the official narrative of the new American icon, there was no real possibility for Captain America to fall anywhere on the queer spectrum, despite substantial evidence to the contrary. They have, thus, effectively, willed the strictly heterosexual Steve Rogers into existence.

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somewhere over the rainbow (blueskies) wrote in superheroes_daily

PEGGY CARTER NETFLIX MINISERIES

[source]

More than a decade after the first (unsuccessful) attempt at bringing the character of Peggy Carter to the silver screen, the TV industry is ready to try again.

Following the 2000 feature film starring the horribly miscast Milla Jovovich as the titular Agent Carter, Netflix has announced that they are developing a 10-part miniseries which will focus on Carter’s rise through the ranks in the SSR and her subsequent involvement with Project Rebirth.

While it has been already announced that the series, entitled simply Carter, will star Romola Garai (The Hour) as Peggy Carter—news which many fans have welcomed with a sigh of relief and even considerable enthusiasm—the search for her Steve Rogers remains ongoing, and with the planned HBO adaptation, which is set to air next April, there is already a lot of speculation concerning what some of the critics have dubbed “the battle of two Captains.” So far the casting rumors include Armie Hammer (The Social Network) and Garrett Hedlund (TRON: Legacy) as well as Ryan McPartlin (J. Edgar).

The series is currently in development, set to air next summer, and while at the moment only a 10-episode run has been commissioned, Netflix does not rule out the possibility that the show might be renewed for a second season if the series garners serious enough interest.

I CANNOT BELIEVE MY EYES. THEY CAST AN ACTUAL BRIT AS PEGGY CARTER. REJOICE.

Also, holy shit, they’re not fucking around. They’re cashing in on the newly-defrosted Cap like there’s no tomorrow. And you know what? I’m pretty fine with this, because maybe now we’ll get the Peggy Carter movie (tv show, whatever) this woman deserves. None of that Jovovich/Pitt bullshit. (I wonder if Cap watched that one and cried tears of despair.) But really. A Peggy Carter tv show. *does a victory dance around the room*

And I really, really like the choice of Ryan McPartlin for Cap.

(Sorry for the crossposting, if you follow peggycarter, peggycarter_news or carter_land, or all of the above. I got excited.)

tags: peggy carter, steve rogers, television
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Reply from thegreendot
Oh my God, I could cry. This has the potential to be amazing. Don’t screw it up, Netflix.

I’ve been telling people that Romola should play Peggy for the longest time now, so I feel validated. And I really like the choice of McPartlin for Cap, too. He’s not high-profile enough to refuse it (and, let’s face it, right now television is the new cinema, so even A-listers start to flock to the tv industry), and he has the potential. And the jaw. BUT ROMOLA. ROMOLA FOR PEGGY. THANK YOU, JESUS.

The only sad thing is that Peggy Carter probably won’t live long enough to see it or if she does, she probably won’t remember it anyway :((( It’s heartbreaking, really, to hear that her health has started to decline so rapidly these past few months, she’s such a role-model and I can’t imagine that there will come a day when she’ll just… not be there. And now I’ve made myself even more sad. Fuck.

Reply from avalanche_
wow, this is going to be a disaster. sorry, but peggy carter is just BORING, like, what does she even do thats even remotely interesting.

and lol, ppl creaming themselves over romola garai who cant act her way out of a paper bag. and the choices for cap are even worse. garrett hedlund? really? whats next, channing tatum?

Reply from thegreendot
What does she even do that’s even remotely interesting? Gee, I don’t know. MAYBE FOUND AND RUN S.H.I.E.L.D.? OR SUPERVISE THE ENTIRE PROJECT REBIRTH? IDK, THINGS LIKE THAT.

Reply from callinda
Idk, I’m way more bothered by the fact that they’re doing this (both Netflix and HBO) while Cap is still (again?) alive and they’re just milking him for his fame and popularity, because they know they’re gonna get big $$$ off of this, regardless of Cap’s own feelings on the matter.

Reply from blueskies
But didn’t he go on the record(ish) to say that he doesn’t mind? Just that he doesn’t necessarily want to watch it himself, but he gets that Captain America is bigger than him and he’s basically a comic book character as well, so he doesn’t really give that much of a fuck?

Reply from thegreendot
Yes, I think he did it when he was on Letterman (IIRC?) some time ago. Not in those exact words, but yeah, that was the gist of it. And he also joked that it would be hypocritical of him when he was the original Captain America in the first feature films they did, so if he got to shoot malfunctioning toy guns and sweat in a too-tight costume, then who is he to deprive others of this privilege.

ETA: Yup, it was Letterman.

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Reply from ammellies
i hope this show does well enough to finally shut up all the whining manchildren who think peggy carter was just some love interest for cap, and not a woman who co-founded and ran one of the most influential organizations in the US. like, for real.

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rogersthat

of course this opens when i’m on the other side of the fucking country and broke as hell. of course.

(but also: yay for the peggy carter tv show!)

#this is bullshit #this is such fucking bullshit #my sister told me she was going to see this and i almost cried #in which jen is a broke college student #captain america #steve rogers #the smithsonian exhibit

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The Smithsonian Institution @thesmithsonian
New Captain America exhibit opens July 4th bit.ly/1vNK8xu #HappyBirthdayCap

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fight the land (fighttheland) wrote in cap_news

the captain america smithsonian exhibit opens in two weeks

guys, the captain america smithsonian exhibit opens in two weeks! they have some photos up on their website, and boy, do they not disappoint. they supposedly have some never-before-seen archives and sketchbooks as well as some photos which have never been released to the public, donated by the family of the late prof. jones. i am BESIDE MYSELF WITH EXCITEMENT, OMFG, YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW. and. AND! they’re inviting lynn anderson to give a talk on the opening day, which i’ll have to miss, unfortunately, bc we’re visiting my gf’s family in seattle, but if you’re able to attend, please, PLEASE, do. i heard her speak twice in the past, and both times it was an amazing experience.

also, if there are any people from the d.c. area here, or someone who knows they’ll be coming to d.c. to see the exhibit, i was thinking we could meet up and go together at some later date, once the crowds get less crazy (bc you know there’ll be a line as long as the potomac the first few days/weeks). so if you’d like to meet up, let me know and i’ll arrange sth! (also, if you need somewhere to stay, i can offer a place on the couch for 2 ppl if you’re willing to bunk together).

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Reply from carrterrs
Do we know if Cap’s gonna attend?

Reply from fighttheland
i know they’ve invited him, but i don’t think he’s coming. doesn’t really strike me like his kind of thing, since, as far as we know, he’s never actually liked the spotlight, so i doubt he’d actually want to participate in this. if this was only about bucky barnes/the howling commandos? he’d probably be the first in line, singing their praises. but since this is mostly about him? unlikely.

Reply from thegreendot
That’s amazing! I was so hoping they would invite Lynn Anderson, given that her latest book has been generally very well-received (certain bitter individuals notwithstanding) and it’s still very recent, and they did! I went to see her deliver a lecture once, when she was still working at Brown, and she’s an excellent speaker, so I’d like to wholeheartedly second Allie’s recommendation. I’m going to be away on the opening weekend as well, but I’d love to meet up sometime later, though it’s probably going to be my second time around, because I have no impulse control, so obviously I’m planning on going to see it as soon as I come back. But no matter, no matter. Those photos look fantastic—are they really from Gabe Jones’ collection?

Reply from fisherkings
Some of them supposedly are, yes. It’s really nice of Jones’ family to donate them (lend them?) to the museum. I’ve never seen that last picture until now, and dear god, is it heartbreaking. Barnes looks at Cap like he hung the moon.

Reply from figttheland
don’t even talk to me about this last pic. don’t even.

Reply from fisherkings
I know. This looks like an amazing collection overall, but dear God. That last picture, it just slays me in the best possible ways.

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Reply from blueskies
I definitely want to meet up! I’ll be in D.C. in early August, so how does that sound? And I’d love a place to sleep if you’re still offering, Allie. Until then, I just need to repeat to myself every day, over and over again, you can do this, self, you can do this. Because, fuck, I really need to treat myself after that shitstorm that’s currently happening at my workplace *lord give me strength*

And yes, that last picture. Oh my god.

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