Hydra Trash Party
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|Related:||rapefic, torture, whump, darkfic|
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Hydra Trash Party or Trash Party is a genre of fanwork, primarly fanart and fanfiction, within the Captain America: The Winter Soldier fandom. These works focus on members of Hydra abusing other characters, especially Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers. Common topics include rape and brainwashing and many users of the term consider it a content warning in and of itself.
Hydra Trash Party is a condensed version of a tag first used by fanartist stereowire on Tumblr. Starting the weekend Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released in the US, stereowire had text posts tagged 'hydra party favor trash party 2014', which speculated about abuses of Bucky Barnes by Alexander Pierce, Brock Rumlow, and other members of Hydra. Art on this theme followed under the same tag, and within a couple of weeks fic appeared at the AO3 using the Hydra Party Favor Trash Party 2014 version of the tag. The shorter version of the tag appeared on Tumblr and at the AO3 within a few weeks.
mostlyvalid on Tumblr later had the idea to generalize the connotations of the "Hydra Trash Party" tag. The tag is called Dead Dove: Do Not Eat, and is from the "I Don't Know What I Expected" meme from Arrested Development.