I mean, it is the Fourth of July. How could I resist talking about the best
For this week's Fandom Friday I have chosen to express my history and love of: Captain America!
When I was coming out of sixth grade, I went to summer camp for the first time through my church. It was one of the best decisions of my life and soon became the favorite week of the year. Since I am not longer able to attend as a student, I have invested being a camp counselor before.
such as muddy games, crazy stunts, throat-drying chants and cheers, and a plethora of other wild adventures. My first year of camp all the teams were named after superheroes. And thus, I learned who Captain America was. (My team came in dead last that year, but we didn't care. We just continued to chant about stars and stripes)
After camp, I went to work doing my research. I hadn't heard of many superheroes before that unless they had movies such as Batman, Superman, and Spider-man did. I was just getting into X-Men. But Captain America stole my heart immediately. There was just something different about him. Something more.
I spent the next few years awaiting the day they would finally make his movie. I heard rumors. I saw possible candidates up for the role. And then: the first trailer. I think I screamed. No, I know I screamed. I remember going to see the movie with my parents on opening night (not midnight though). I was beyond amazed at what they had done with his story line. They changed a few things here and there to make it fit, but it. was. perfect. I was in love
So why Captain America? Is it his patriotism? His loyalty to his nation and the truths and rights America is supposed to uphold? Is it his character? The little guy from Brooklyn who was too stupid to run away from a fight. His loyalty to friends? And not just friends but BUCKY FREAKING BARNES (I'm kind of obsessed with him also but if you know his story arc welllllll, it's not far off from the Captain).
I think there are so many reasons to adore Steve Rogers/Captain America. And if I were to list them all, it would take a long time and it would be a long list. And this post is already long enough.
So, Captain America. The Star-Spangled Man. Steve Rogers. A good man. A hero.
"Do you think the A on my head stands for France?"
|This is illegal|
|Only Cap could smile after a battle, eh?|
|I'm going to stop now|
|Nope. Never mind.|
But: THEY ARE SYNCHRONIZED!!
|1940s male models|
~I'm sorry all my pictures are from the movies. I wanted to use more comic-book related ones but I didn't have time to find any. These will have to do.~
But here is a picture of me with my Captain America plushie! :)
*This is purely my opinion, so you are entitled your own opinion on the best superhero. But you have to agree, he is pretty EPIC.
**Sadly, I don't have pictures of that day. I wish I had one of me dressed up because it was pretty amazing and my mommy made me an awesome shield that I didn't get to use because I couldn't carry it around all day. Sigh.
***I don't want to give away any spoilers to those who haven't seen the movie yet. But it's amazing. You won't be disappointed. Go right now and watch it. Please. (and if you haven't been spoiled already because it's everywhere, bless you)
****I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. I've afraid I don't know how to stop.
Also: heil hydra