- Question: 1Mental patient au?? OH!! Dark 1940ish Mental patient Au! With (lil)Steve as the kind volunteer who just wants to help and sees who twisted the staff treats their patients. He gets to know a bunch of them (Loki, Clint, Tony, Bruce) and their visitors (Thor, Natasha, Pepper, Betty). He even starts to get threw to and becomes friends with an isolated visitorless patient named Bucky. And as their relationship grows Steve starts to discover the true horrors the upper staff inflect on the more - Anonymous
disturbed patients such as Bucky, who conditions are only worsening under their ‘care’. So it’s up to Steve and the few honestly good members of the staff(Nurse Peggy, therapist Sam, Doctor Erskine) to expose what the twisted doctors are doing and help their patients. oh, and maybe an escape plan the fluffy stucky too idk sorry for all the extra details :/
don’t apologise!! The more details, more more i know what you want uwu
- The year is 1950, and a young Steve Rogers has successfully landed a job as an orderly at a mental institution. His mother was a nurse, and he always had the utmost respect for her - he wants to help make lives better. He knows that patients with mental disorders are often sidelined and maltreated, but they deserve to be looked after, so he was adamant about getting the job.
- He meets a few staff members who really care about the patients: for example, nurse Peggy Carter is gentle and kind, but won’t be pushed around, insisting on looking after her patients as well as possible. However, she’s often bossed around and underestimated, in terms of the care she can provide, by the doctors. She’d much rather the patients underwent talking/non-invasive therapies, first, before being put on sedative drugs or confined in any way. Those things should be used as a last resort, in her opinion, she tells Steve - he very much agrees with that, after having seen patients such as Bruce Banner, a doctor with aggression issues, spending their days either out-cold or unresponsive in their rooms. When Bruce had a visitor, a woman called Betty Ross who clearly loved him very much, she questioned the standard of care he was being given - she was told it was necessary that he be sedated, for everyone’s good, without much explanation. That didn’t sit right with Steve, at all, and he told Betty he’d do everything he could to help Bruce out.
- Sam Wilson, too, is a friendly and empathetic staff member: he’s a therapist, using talking therapies to get through to his patients, and help them express their feelings, rather than resorting to drugs and radical treatments. He’s often looked down upon, by the doctors, for this approach - but when it comes to patients such as Clint Barton, who’s had hours of talking therapy with Sam, it’s clear it works. Clint seems like a regular guy, to Steve: he’s spoken with him, and joked with him, during his time watching over the day room, before. He’s not sure what’s wrong with Clint - he doesn’t like to ask. But he finds out, when Clint’s friend - a reporter called Natasha Romanoff - comes and visits him. She tells Clint she put flowers at his family’s graves, yesterday, and she’s looking after his dog. That’s when Steve learns Clint saw his entire family murdered, and suffered a breakdown. He’ll probably never be let out of care, though, simply because hardly anyone ever is. Natasha tells Steve that if he ever feels like spilling the beans about the daily goings on of this place - it’s not right, and there’s something bad going on, here - he should talk to her.
- Some of the visitors get more time with the patients than others: given that one high-security patient, Loki, is considered dangerous (he pleaded insanity, after being accused of several vicious attacks), it’s surprising he’s allowed visitors at all. His brother, Thor, gets five minutes with him a week, if that: he still comes every few days, asking to see him, and let him know he hasn’t forgotten about or given up on him. It breaks Steve’s heart, to see that - especially since Thor seems like such a cheerful, good guy - he’s obviously loyal to his brother, to a fault, despite what he’s done. Loki was allowed into the regular-security area of the hospital, once - he tried to manipulate Clint into killing some of his fellow patients. Fortunately, Loki was removed again, before that could go too far (though obviously, Clint suffered, anyway)
- Another, more high-profile patient is Tony Stark: the son of a weapons expert, and heir to a huge fortune, he was admitted after he became unable to cope - suffering anxiety attacks and addiction issues - after being kidnapped, and held for ransom, for months. Very little is understood about panic attacks - not least by the doctors, though Sam and Peggy’s techniques to talk patients around from them, rather than medicating the sufferer, appear to Steve to work better than any other treatment - which means Tony’s in the institution for the long-haul. He gets a lot of visits from a woman named Pepper: his assistant, Steve thinks, who appears to actually do a great deal of business for the Stark company (though women aren’t usually given high-ranking positions - not formally, anyway). It’s clear she really loves Tony, and he appears to love her too, but it’s doubtful that they will be able to get together any time soon. Again, hardly anyone ever gets to leave.
- Steve doesn’t like things the way they are, at all - patients have to spend way too long isolated in their rooms, rather than talking to others, or in therapy. They seem to have to spend a lot of time with the doctors - Steve doesn’t know what for - and their visiting hours are too short, as if it’s not appropriate to let them see their friends and relatives. Steve doesn’t like breaking rules - but he bends them, slightly, letting the patients have a little more time in the day room where possible; letting visitation run over, slightly. He, Sam and Peggy cover for one another, in these respects.
- There’s one particular patient that takes Steve’s interest, who doesn’t get any visitors at all: he spends all of his time playing cards, and chatting with Clint - on his good days, that is. On his bad days, which are more frequent, he sits still for hours on end, knees pulled up to his chest, staring at the floor, almost catatonic. Steve wonders what the deal is with him - he’s always worse, after he sees his doctor, it seems.
- Wondering who he is, and what treatment he’s getting, Steve asks one of the more approachable doctors - Dr. Erskine - what’s going on with the patient. Erskine sighs, and says his name is James Barnes - he was a Sergeant in the army, but now suffers from nervous troubles and shell-shock. Erskine tells Steve he’s under Dr. Zola’s care - that piques Steve’s interest (Zola is one of the doctors who runs the hospital). Erskine says he shouldn’t really be telling Steve this - but he seems trustworthy, and he’s really improved the patients’ standards of care over the past few months - he says Dr. Zola uses a lot of experimental drugs and treatments on his patients, and that James - being young, and healthy, and more importantly, not being watched by any visitors - is his favourite subject.
- This horrifies Steve: he wants to confront the doctor, but he doesn’t know nearly enough about James to do that. He approaches him, the next day: he’s having a bad day, having seen the doctor only hours before. His breathing quickens, and his eyes widen, as Steve approaches: Steve crouches down, looking at James in the eye, and asks him if he’s okay - but he can’t reply. Steve continues anyway, in a soft voice, saying that his father was in the army, during the first war - he gave his life fighting for this country. He thanks James for fighting for him, and says he’s always there, if he wants to talk - I promise I won’t tell anyone, and I won’t try to hurt you. I want to help you, James.
- James doesn’t react. But, on his next good day, he taps Steve on the shoulder - he smiles, and tells him, it’s Bucky. People call me Bucky. And I’m sorry about your dad.
- Steve spares as much time as he can, to talk to Bucky: he’s a charming young man, and he doesn’t deserve to be so lonely, and isolated - the institution is a horrible place, even without doctors who make it a living hell for their patients, and no one should have to suffer in it alone. The more they talk - Steve sneaking snacks to Bucky, and learning how to play poker from him, over time, when he’s sure he won’t be caught - the more he starts to think of Bucky as a friend. Bucky’s bad days are less frequent, now he has a friend - but they’re still a big problem. Steve likes to sit with him, during them (though he keeps a watchful eye on the other patients, too). Bucky takes his hand, through the episodes, sometimes - he mutters under his breath, almost mutely telling Steve about some of the stuff he saw, and did, and asking Steve to help him (though Steve doesn’t know how). Bucky goes to therapy with Sam Wilson, and he’s always a little better after that - but his bad days come after his time with Zola.
- To make matters worse, Erskine’s been accused of breaching patient confidentiality - Steve wonders if it’s his fault, for asking for details about Bucky, but Erskine assures him it’s not - but he’s fired, and has to leave.
- Finally, Steve decides to do something about it - he can’t stand by and watch Bucky, and the others Zola treats, suffer anymore: he catches Natasha Romanoff, next time she comes to visit Clint, and says he wants to tell her everything he knows about the hospital.
- She meets with him, several times, and listens intently to everything he’s seen, and experienced, while at the place: she says she plans on getting it shut down, or at least massively improved, and the negligent and abusive doctors fired. The patients still need care, but they deserve better.
- It’s going well - but then Bucky tells Steve that Zola has something drastic planned for him. Apparently, because his episodes won’t stop, Zola’s recommending surgery for him - Steve’s devastated when he hears that Bucky might be lobotomised (especially considering that Bucky’s episodes are largely Zola’s fault, anyway - Steve suspects he only wants to perform the surgery so Bucky won’t complain, anymore)
- Steve tells this to Natasha, and she gets the story to her editor as quickly as possible, before it’s too late for Bucky.
- It has the desired effect, thankfully: a full investigation is laughed into the institution, in the wake of the report being published and the public surprise and outrage that followed. Particular attention is given to Dr. Zola, and the case of Bucky Barnes. The patients are all transferred to another facility - one with a much better record for recovery and release of patients.
- One day, rather than taking a walk through the incredibly limited grounds of the old institution, Steve is able to walk Bucky out of the new one - he thanks Steve, and Natasha, for helping get him free. He’s not completely okay - he might never be - but he owes his recovery to their hard work, and to Sam, and Peggy. After years and years of struggling with shell-shock and anxiety attacks, along with indescribable torture and experimentation, he finally gets to go home - and he gets to do it with Steve.
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JESUS FUCKING CHRIST WHY DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS CAT BEFORE
HER NAME IS TAMA
AND SHE’S THE STATIONMASTER AT A TRAIN STATION IN JAPAN
SHE GREETS ALL THE PASSENGERS
AND SHE HAS HER OWN OFFICE
AND SHE’S PAID IN CAT FOOD
AND SHE IS A FUCKING EXECUTIVE OF A FUCKING RAILROAD STATION
AND LOOK AT HER
the trains are decorated with cartoon versions of her since she’s their mascot as well
MAN YOU GOTTA TALK ABOUT THE TRAIN MORE TOO THOUGH!!
FOR ONE THERES A LITTLE LIBRARY INSIDE WITH CHILDREN’S BOOKS!!
AND TAMA THEMED COUCHES AND BACKBOARDS!!!
AND THE FRONT HAS WHISKERS!!!
I MEAN CHECK THIS OUT!!
A TAMA CAFE!! AN ENTIRE TAMA GIFTSHOP!! TAMA NOTEBOOKS TAMA BAGS TAMA EARRINGS MORE TAMA STUFF I NEVER GOT PICTURES OF!! THERE IS SO MUCH TAMA !! THIS GODDAMN CAT!!
im sure ive reblogged this before but this cat makes me so happy
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IF YOU WENT TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON OR KNOW ANYONE WHO HAS, PLEASE READ.
One of my dearest friends was found on the side of the road, unconscious and bloody. She was wearing this cosplay on the day it happened. She was last seen with friends when she ran off after a disagreement. Please, please, please, if you have ANY information or saw her anywhere, contact her mother. The full information is down below. This isn’t okay and it’s sickening to know that this happened at a place people truly can enjoy themselves. Please spread the word.
”I just received a call from the San Diego Police Department and my daughter Emily Weyer aka Milly Makara was found on the side of the road covered in blood with no ID unconscious. They are unsure what happened to her. My husband is on his way to the police station and then the hospital. If you have any information on what happened to her please send me a facebook message or call me at 951 229 3394. Thank you in advance”. -JILL WEYER
Please help if you can.
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LISTEN UP KIDDOS
Dominion is a new show. It’s really really really good. It’s only been 6 episodes but it’s already amazing. It contains great characters that are diverse in pretty much every way possible—race, religion, gender, sexuality, etc. They’re equally main and badass. I can go on forever about why you should watch it.
NOT TO MENTION THEIR AMAZING ANGEL WINGS.
SO THIS THURSDAY, EPISODE 7 WILL AIR!! DEPENDING ON VIEWS AND NUMBER OF TWEETS, IT WILL BE DECIDED IF WE GET SEASON 2.
If you guys could help us it would be really great ahhh.
The show is also the same genre as Supernatural. Main characters include Michael, Uriel and Gabriel. So if you’re an Spn fan, you would actually really enjoy the episode.
I tweeted the producer and lead actor as u see in the screenshot. Don’t let me down *sobs*
oh, and for those of you asking, it’s on SyFy!
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