Excuse me while I fume.

Greetings!

If you’re planning to read Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 and haven’t yet (and amazingly haven’t had it spoiled yet), don’t read this post.

You have been warned.

I’m not happy. Actually, I’m more than not happy. I am absolutely royally pissed at the moment.

In Captain America: Steve Rogers #1, good old Cap turned out to be not so good when he hurled a teammate out of a ship and did this:

Stupidass decision

I’m sorry, what?! The author has since come forward and said that this isn’t brainwashing, this isn’t a clone, an alternate universe, or any of the expected (and hoped for) twists that have been used before.

This is so wrong on so many levels. First off, let’s take a look at the origin of Captain America in the real world. He was created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon (Born Jacob Kurtzberg and Hymie Simon, respectively), who were both parts of Jewish families and created Captain America as a sort of political standpoint. He stood for what was right and good. His first comic, on sale December of 1940, a year before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, showed him punching Hitler in the jaw. He fought for the Allies, but greater than that, he fought for true justice.

The real one

Turning Steve into a Nazi, which is 100% opposite of what he was created to be, is disrespectful to his creators, and incredibly contradictory to it all. What would they think, if they knew about this?

On the fictional level, it’s so messed up. There are way too many plot holes, inconsistencies, and things rendered utterly meaningless from this. First of all, who would stand up for what Captain America has stood up for and defend what he’s defended if he’s been a Hydra agent this whole time? He basically destroyed it all anyways, so how does that make sense? What about Red Skull? That rivalry doesn’t play out. His friendship with Bucky Barnes is made entirely empty and useless, and that is not okay. Also, have you seen Steve Rogers pre-serum? Nobody wants that. He would be the last choice of the last choices. Like, the kind of person you choose to be a soldier or spy only if he’s literally the last person on the planet.

Real Steve

Steve Rogers is supposed to be a good man. Brave, loyal, courageous, not afraid to stand up for what is right, and ridiculously full of perseverance. He is a symbol of so much to not only his fictional teammates but real life fans all around the world. Personally, viewing him as that symbol of honesty, bravery, and justice has helped me through a lot of stuff, and I know for a fact that I’m not the only one like that.

Hydra Cap is an illogical and frankly disrespectful decision by his authors. Shock value does not equal good stroytelling and plot twists, people. There are plenty of other things that could have boosted sales, if that’s what they wanted, without absolutely wrecking such a solid champion of a character. As Captain America said (and as I posted in QotW #157), “Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mob say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: The requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds of the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth , and tell the whole world “No. You move.”

This is what I believe, and I completely and wholeheartedly stand behind the fan push of “Say no to Hydra Cap”. Unfortunately, all I can do is speak my mind and hope this is rectified. And, quoting Nick Fury in the first Avengers (Give or take a few changed words 😉 )

Nick Fury's got it right

I’m not giving up on my favorite hero yet. Or ever. But I’m certainly not buying those comics. With that being said, no, Marvel. You move.

Talk to you soon,

A very disgruntled Roo.

P.S. All images are copyrighted to their original creators. I don’t own anything!

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Quote of the Week #161

Greetings!

The quote for this week is:

“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; Just never give up. ~ Dean Karnazes

Talk to you soon,

-Roo!

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Running

Greetings!

A while ago, I started running. Mostly for the health benefits, because I really, really hated it. I was semi-consistent, and then very consistent, and then not very much running at all. Since summer has started now, I’m trying to get back into running every day. It’s hard, but it helps that I don’t have to get up at 5 in the morning to do it now 😛

Running is a weird thing. It’s hard (Especially because I live around a TON of hills 😦 ), kind of both mentally and physically, but it’s also really rewarding. It’s nice to just run and think about stuff, and it also feels really great when you get home after a run and relax for a few minutes.

I like doing it in the morning, because it sort of wakes you up with fresh air, nature, and movement. Sometimes it’s still hard to have a good attitude about it (Like today :O ), but other times it’s the best feeling in the world, and even on the bad attitude days, after a short rest, I’m still thankful and happy that I went and did it.

I hope as time goes on that I can get a little faster, have a little more endurance, and have a much better attitude about it 😛 I’d love to be able to run longer races, too. So far, I’ve only done two 5k runs, but it would be really fun to do more. They’re just so rewarding mentally, and also quite good for you physically.

Overall, I’d say I like running. I just need to remember that right after super hard runs 😛

Talk to you soon,

-Roo!

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Quote of the Week #160

Greetings!

The quote for this week is:

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” ~ Wayne W. Dyer

Talk to you soon,

-Roo!

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I made it!

Greetings!

All the finals are done, and I’m free! 😛 They were really hard, and I’m not sure how I wound up doing, but it’s over now, so I’m relieved about that 😀

Honestly, something I’m really excited for this summer that I didn’t expect to be is running. During the school year, once in a while I’m able to run in the mornings, but the length of said run is super limited, and I only ever end up running the same route over and over. I’m looking forward to having more freedom for longer runs (And definitely later runs. Tomorrow, I get to sleep in AND run! Woo!). I always sleep better and just feel generally better when I’m running more.

And creative pursuits get to be brought up again! So exciting!

I don’t have much else to say, so I won’t 😛 Good luck to everyone else who has finals for the rest of the week, and congratulations to everyone who has survived them! 😀

Talk to you soon,

-Roo!

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Almost summer!!!!!

Greetings!

The school year is almost over, and I am 100% ready for that! I have two final exams this coming Monday, and then I’ll be free. Ah. So excited.

Also, I tried to write posts yesterday, but WordPress wasn’t working for some reason 😮 The webpage just wouldn’t load for some reason.

This summer, I actually want to get some stuff done. I always go into summer with grand plans and come out with nothing to show for it, but I’d really like for that to be different this time around. Last year was a bit better on that front, so that’s some encouraging backup for this year 😛

I have a lot of creative projects that I would love to start on, but we’ll see which ones end up as top priority or not. I also want to repost some things in my Etsy store and get that up and running again. That would be fun.

I think I might start a new DeviantArt account, too…I might just go back to my old one, but I’m not sure. I started drawing again sometime last week and it was really refreshing and fun.

Also, for summer, hiking again! That wasn’t really a proper sentence, but that’s okay 😛 I’m really looking forward to hikes with people again! We have at least one fairly long one planned, and that will probably require some amount of preparing for, since I haven’t gone hiking in quite a while now. It’ll be nice to get back out there again, though.

This summer is just full of opportunity, and I’m looking forward to it! 😀 For the meantime, though, I need to focus on remembering everything for my finals 😉

Talk to you soon,

-Roo!

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Quote of the Week #159

Greetings!

The quote for this week is:

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” ~ Nicolas Chamfort

Talk to you soon,

-Roo!

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