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I have to comment on the fact that when it comes to the serum, Bucky is souped UP on that stuff. Steve probably tones back how much he’s hitting normal humans, but GOOD LANDS. Bucky’s not just knocking someone down, he’s getting them air borne. With a kick. We know the cyborg arm is really strong, but BUCKY is insanely strong. Reminds me of the comic where he throws an arrow through someone’s face with his good arm, not even the cyborg one. Bucky is scary ramped up in the strength department.
This is why when people talk about Bucky having received an “inferior” version of the serum, I kind of raise my eyebrows. The overall effects of Zola’s serum might have differed from Erskine’s, but it certainly doesn’t seem to have left Bucky physically weaker. There are a lot of fics that assume Bucky would not be a match for Steve if Steve were actually willing to fight him, but Bucky more than proves his strength in Winter Soldier.
This should also make people realize that he isn’t some lost puppy. He can take care of hisself, even if he doesn’t have memories. He got the Smithsonian by himself right? He got those clothes himself right? He can take care of himself.
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Cute and colorful, riqurr’s work impressively switches between a minimal illustrative look and delicate painterly style. Consistently angelic, their princess aesthetic is flawlessly charming.
Most of the intelligence community doesn’t believe he exists. The ones that do call him the Winter Soldier. He’s a ghost, you’ll never find him…
i think sirius used to think touching, being touched was a horrible thing. or not so much as horrible but he wasn’t exactly or at all cuddled and doted on likes james was. maybe he’d flinch away or twitch or twinge or whatever but being friends with james who didnt even think anything of it probably slung arms around shoulders, butted heads, boyish rough things. and sirius doesn’t like being beat so he goes with it and not so slowly. discovers touch. it is a glorious connecting thing. shared warmth, connection, it isn’t just a cold scolding or sharp hitslapsting punishment. it could be something else that he thought he never would crave. or never thought he would because he hadn’t fathomed it.
im also a super sucker for the thought that sirius coaxed remus into not looking so wildly unhinged when someone so much as put a hand on his shoulder. it was worst in the first couple of years. he goes absolutely rigid. like how you can’t pet wild animals because they are meant to be wild and they won’t allow it, that kind of domestication but the reasoning is different. it’s just that remus is probably only used to being touched by his parents who KNOW. but everyone else DOESNT KNOW. and it’s not that he thinks they’ll find out it’s just that he IS. it is much better after sirius KNOWS though. the acceptance is clear and i think he is relieved that he can relax into this and sirius is more than happy to reciprocate because remus appreciates it more than anyone else and he knows that and he wants to be wanted without being wanted. (also head touches, hair pets, small little touches, sirius is only allowed to tackle remus, small tumbles, familiarity!!, heads in laps, an absent reach for connection)
i really like thinking about the different kinds of smiles that sirius black has!
there are crooked smiles and a wink. so very flirty and lazy and has a perfect effect. it could be cocky but is probably all of the above.
there are lots and lots of smirks. a wicked wisp of a thing. maybe some of that awful cruelty has come out and i imagine he has an especially borderline smirk grin sort of thing that faintly looks of bellatrix when he plays a particularly nasty trick on snape. it makes one flinch and i wonder how remus wouldve reacted to it since james would shadow it although maybe not as deeply tinged with cruelty. i think there must’ve been a lot of those if i didn’t see it, he won’t have to think it happened.
hyena grins. a laughing mouth. i think those are the best to strive for when being friends with sirius black. like he can’t even contain all the amusement spilling out of a barking laugh that was surprised out of him. i don’t think he obviously had much experience in this kind of mirth when he was growing up and maybe that kind of laughing joy wasn’t really discovered until hogwarts. but it’s the best kind. the kind that makes you grin because you were the cause of such unbridled laughter from someone who lived and breathed grace and elegance. and of course those moments were probably only reserved for the marauders.