thought I had while IJ was down:

Reading a fanfic, there was a reference to Steve being named People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" and suddenly I'm wondering about the six months or so when Sam was first Captain America and going along with all the tokenistic figurehead friend of the press stuff. Like, he was on a float in a Pride parade, obviously he was doing some major publicity stuff. So, like, what else exactly? Are there magazines with 8 page spreads where he's making bedroom eyes that all his friends laugh at him about when they're out drinking? Did he do a Calvin Klein ad? What sort of stuff did the interviews get into? (Not his political views, apparently.) Did he get to do photo ops with Beyonce and Obama?

I need to make this my new headcanon. Sam is really, really embarrassed about those six months. (Okay, not about meeting Beyonce or Obama. But the magazine interviews and photoshoots. Definitely those.)

Possibly once I've finished with the so-far-24k fic I'm writing right now I need to jump back to 616 and write one where after he and Steve make up, after Pleasant Hill, them and Bucky all take the time to hang out again, have a beer or two… and Steve just absolutely roasts him. (He owns every piece of media publicity Sam did, because it's hilarious he's a good friend.) Bucky almost chokes on his own laughter and Sam hates both of them.

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Steve wants a photo op with the Obamas!!!
I feel like Steve probably just has carte blanche to wander through the White House whenever he feels like it, mostly because who's going to stop him?
DON'T TEMPT HIM
hey steve you know what would be fun

playing pranks on trump
SO much fun. he would enjoy waiting for the twitter rants about each new prank they pulled on him