This blog is definitely NSFW and not spoiler free.

I'm Chaeni, a slash fanfic writer. I currently post a lot of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (specially Thor/Loki and Bucky/Steve), Queer as Folk, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Star Trek, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, anime, and cat/animal pictures, but a little bit of everything is likely to appear here. I'm liberal and that's likely to show as well. 

“Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted... unbidden... it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us... passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we'd know some kind of peace... but we would be hollow... Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we'd be truly dead.” 

 

spicyshimmy:

it’s awesome how pon farr is shrouded in such vulcan secrecy that bones, who’s a starfleet doctor, has never even heard of it; vulcans are so uptight and ashamed and stubbornly protective of the event that they refuse to tell even medical officers of the federation about it so they’ll know the symptoms; and meanwhile jim says “come on spock talk to me” like, twice, and spock’s all “ok field trip for you and mccoy” 

melannen:

rgfellows:

taraljc:

rgfellows:

I don’t get how some people in the MCU Fandom claim that Steve must have a crap ton of money

I think the logic is “military back pay + 70 years interes + licensing his image for film/television/merch, as arranged by Howard Stark and Margaret Carter, way back when they founded S.H.I.E.L.D.”?

But I don’t get it because I’m pretty sure that Cap was officially declared dead?
I don’t think that dead people still get backpay? Unless they decided to give him backpay when he turned out to be alive, although I don’t see the US government being that generous.

People writing Steve having a lot of money, I presume, are working on the assumption that he was declared MIA, and then treated like a returned MIA/POW when he was found alive. Returned POWs - regardless of whether they were declared dead while missing - are entitled to all their back pay, including extra hazardous duty pay and living allowances.

It’s possible Cap wouldn’t even have been declared dead; the military is very hesitant to declare MIAs - which is pretty much any active duty soldier whose body was never recovered - dead without proof, unless there’s pressure from the family, and Cap doesn’t have any family left. So whether he was declared dead or still officially MIA is a probably a balancing act between political forces who wanted closure for mythmaking purposes, and Howard Stark who’s still searching for him.

(This is mildly iffy, given that the US military doesn’t have procedures in place for “MIA, later found in suspended animation in the Arctic ice”, but given that it’s Captain America, I don’t think they would fight too hard over treating him as a returned POW. And Bucky had *better* count as a POW, so he’d get his accumulated back pay too, although it would be somewhat less, since he was a noncom rather than a captain.)

I went through historical military pay tables, and using this list of POW/MIA entitlements calculated that he would have something around $2,000,000 in back pay waiting for him (probably more - I assumed he hadn’t been promoted beyond Captain, which is fairly unlikely since MIAs are eligible for promotion and it’s Captain America, and whenever I was unsure how to calculate something, I went for the lesser value. Also it’s entirely likely the Commandos were getting some kind of extra special duty pay, which I didn’t factor in beyond standard hazardous duty/hostile fire pay.)

I didn’t look up Bucky’s in any detail, but as a Sergeant he’d be making about half what a Captain made, so he probably has at least $1,000,000. (He would likely have been MIA as well, since no body was recovered, unless his surviving family pushed for him to be declared dead - the US Military is *really passionate* about recovering all the bodies, and leaving people MIA until they find them.)

That’s assuming they were given just base pay, without interest. I am not sure how the interest is handled for returned POWs who were declared dead, but a POW-not-declared-dead has his pay either go to his dependents/power-of-attorney, or put in an interest-bearing account handled by the Secretary of the Treasury. Steve has no dependents, so it would likely either have been handled by the Secretary of the Treasury or Howard Stark would have managed to get it put in a privately-managed trust (because let’s face it, Howard Stark can do anything he wants.)

Interest could be tricky, but since it was relatively simple to calculate and it’s probably what he would have done if he was alive, I assumed it was all invested in $1,000 US savings bonds (and then not reinvested after maturity.) Which, again, is pretty much a minimum - any actively-managed investment account would probably have made substantially more than that, and Howard Stark would facepalm forever at the idea of investing solely in US Savings Bonds - if it was all put in, say, Stark Industries stock it could be arbitrarily higher.

But assuming U.S. Savings Bonds interest rates, his $2,000,000 *minimum* back pay would have increased to about $7,500,000 by 2011. (Bucky’s, again, would probably be something like half that - say $4,000,000.) I wouldn’t be surprised if a less conservative and more accurate accounting put him well into eight digits.

So he’s not going to be competing with Tony Stark in the big bucks competition, but he can easily do stuff like buy people new SUVs or take a couple years off to travel the world searching for Bucky just on his MIA back pay, without having to look at other income sources.

buckyupbaby:

“If I love you
is that a fact or a weapon?”

— Margaret Atwood, Power Politics: Poems

(Source: cptsmallass)

misternine:

Finally finished with this one, guys! I’ve been working on this for during my train rides to/from work for a while now. I’m excited to say that I’m finally done! The first avenger himself…
Captain America!
By yours truly,
Mister Nine

misternine:

Finally finished with this one, guys! I’ve been working on this for during my train rides to/from work for a while now. I’m excited to say that I’m finally done! The first avenger himself…

Captain America!

By yours truly,

Mister Nine

georgetakei:

I think that read “jazz.” That’s quite a vowel movement. Oh myyy. http://ift.tt/1msV5UT

georgetakei:

I think that read “jazz.” That’s quite a vowel movement. Oh myyy. http://ift.tt/1msV5UT