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    “…The modern viewer must remember that prior to the 1960s, soulmark portraits were the ultimate in taboo. But one can see how an artist like Captain Rogers would feel compelled to pick up his sketchbook…

    ...Captain Rogers never did a self-portrait; we can only speculate who his soulmate — or soulmates — might have been."

    Franklin, Hannah. “Howling Commandos Leave their Mark in Portrait Series by Captain America.” Newsweek, July 9, 2009.

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    Steve Rogers had survived more than he cared to remember.

    Polio. Scarlet Fever. Pneumonia. A bum heart.

    Basic training. Hydra. Nazis. Chorus Girls. World War II.

    A plane crash. Kind of.

    An alien invasion.

    It seemed, however, that the thing that would finally kill Steve Rogers would be as mundane as it was ridiculous.

    “Your poll numbers are way down, and we need to get them back up.”

    Poll numbers.

    Because, apparently in 2013, public opinion about Steve Rogers and his performance as Captain America mattered more than his actual performance as Captain America.

    Last week, Steve and Natasha had taken out a terrorist cell with plans to blow up the Eiffel Tower, and the only casualty had been the broken arm of one bad guy because he tried to cop a feel and Natasha hadn’t been in the mood to watch Steve get his pec squeezed.

    But this week?

    This week, his poll numbers were way down.

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    26 Sep 2019

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    The point of the conversation wasn't actually to have sex with Bucky. But even, as it’s building towards the inevitable, he knows it happens like most other dumb things he’s done: because of alcohol, and because he’s an idiot who’s been in love with his best friend since they kissed that one time in seventh grade.

    Or,

    Sometimes a guy just needs to get fucked but when a guy looks like Steve Rogers that’s apparently an issue.

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    08 Sep 2019

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    He doesn’t have a concept of how long ten years is anywhere. Not even before he’d been yanked out of a natural, linear progression. He’d been six years old once; he’d been sixteen and then he’d been twenty-six. But the breadth of time between those moments—what the hell is ten years?

    A long, long time. That’s all he knows.

    (Bucky goes to war. Ten years later, he comes home.)

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    08 Sep 2019

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    06 Sep 2019