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Nov. 4th, 2017

Even though it neverrrrr comes up in game I kind of enjoy coming up with funny stories Sam tells about the shit his asshole (616) friends do. So far my favourite one for Steve is the time he was bored on April 1 one year so he went to the Smithsonian in his uniform to pretend to be a statue for a while until a chance comes up to just casually interject something in a nearby conversation, and for Bucky the time Sam almost died choking on his own laughter in the middle of a fight when some bad guy started sputtering about the Geneva Convention and Bucky deadpanned something like, "Is that one of those anime things?"

Oct. 13th, 2017

Posting too much today because I love to share: things I notice in fanvids edition.

In Bucky's flashbacks, HYDRA seems to be amputating his arm a couple of inches above the elbow. It's hard to tell because he's looking down at his body, but it's definitely towards that end of his upper arm. When they're dragging him through the snow the fall itself seems to have taken off most of his lower arm somewhere around the elbow joint. A lot of fic I've read written post Winter Soldier and pre Civil War, if it goes into detail at all, seems to assume that the prosthetic is anchored on the remains of his upper arm, including the bone. That would make a lot of sense if you were attaching a metal arm to someone, after all.

After he and Steve fight Tony at the end of Civil War though, Bucky's arm has been ripped off at the shoulder.

I really, really hope that through the years that metal arm put too much stress on his original upper arm and they'd done further surgery to just anchor it at the shoulder or something, knowing that they wouldn't be keeping him around for that much longer anyway. Because otherwise it would seem that Tony may have removed not just most of his prosthetic, but the remaining pieces of his actual arm.

You're welcome for this very cheerful observation. Someone should write a fic where Tony's like "hey I can see how this arm works now OH SHIT THAT'S NOT METAL."

I'm... not sure how I feel about Falcon #1. Apart from my initial reaction to the cover, which was "wow, that red symbol on his uniform really outlines his dick."

idk if anyone cares about spoilers )

The problem with painkillers is you have to take the next dose before the current one wears off but you don't know if you still need them unless you let it wear off and then your mouth hurts because there's a fucking hole in it.

It's been four days since I got the tooth out though so hopefully it will be minimal pain today. I took some ibuprofen in the very early hours like 4am maybe so we'll see what happens, it's only 8.30 now.

Oct. 11th, 2017

character double musings )

Sep. 25th, 2017

Oh right, public holds are closing soon (end of the month) at [info]displacedmod. Here are some characters that my characters think you should apply for:

Sam Wilson
Steve Rogers, obviously. We need to round out the Triple Caps again. Any version, except *cough*that one*cough*.
Tony Stark, because they actually weirdly sort of get on as long as they're not talking about politics or making out with Lady Thor and also I just want to see everyone's reactions to a grown up Tony turning up. (We also have a teen one from one of the animated shows.)
Lady Thor, not for making out with he just likes her as a friend okay.
T'Challa. Preferably 616 but I'd happily take MCU as well. Sam thinks he's cool as hell and not just because he keeps adding fancy tech to his wings.

Laura Kinney
Gabby Kinney and Daken, because she already has her dad and it would be nice to have the rest of her messed up family.
James Hudson Jr (1610). AU bro! She's even met him once!
teen Warren Worthington III. For reals. She misses him a lot, especially now that the adult one and Betsy are engaged.
Really any of the teen original X-Men.

America Chavez
Any of the Ultimates (this also overlaps with T'Challa above, conveniently).
Young Avengers - Billy, Teddy, etc.
David Alleyne.

Maya Lopez
616 Matt Murdock would be nice (for friends, she's come to the conclusion a while ago that it's good they never hooked up for real). Also, Moon Knight, just because it would be hilarious.

Remy
Susan Storm and Namor. 616 or (for Sue) movie versions, realistically, but honestly either of them coming across their AU son would be fun.

Ianto Jones
Any Torchwood characters.

And just Marvel 616 in general, really, especially those that fall more on the Avengers side of the 'verse than the X-Men side.

Sep. 24th, 2017

me rn



Slept like crap Friday night. Up early Saturday to get to work by 8am. Voting started at 9, closed at 7pm, stayed to do reconciliation and packing up until just past 10. That's fourteen, count them, fourteen, hours, and then I had to walk back up the hill, check in with everyone to see what the results were looking like so far (not great but could theoretically swing a bit more left still), and ended up taking some lorazepam and going to bed around midnight.

Oh, and it was daylight savings so we lost an hour. I. AM. SHATTERED.

Today and tomorrow off, then on Tues I head in to the electorate headquarters to investigate any double votes, etc. My schedule is Tues-Fri, then Sat-Mon off, then Tues on and that's about where they're predicting to finish up hopefully.

Anyway on Knowhere Ianto's doing some tribble modelling to predict how screwed they are, Caithe is pondering at which point they turn cannibalistic, Maya is sulking a bit, Angela is weirdly insulted by them and slicing them up with her ribbons if they get too close, Elsa is prepping weapons, Storm is securing her gardens as much as possible, and Sam is sort of hibernating since his metabolism requires either a lot of food or a lot of sleep. His drone is still guarding any caches the tribbles might be able to get to and it set to pew pew them.

On Displaced Maya's chill with helping with the party stuff, Aracely's thrilled to visit New York again and wants to try all the snacks people sell from food carts and see all the animals, America's sort of *thinking emoji* about Kate maybe having secret powers, Laura's been working at the bar and the gym and possibly chatting with Jason Todd a bit, Angela is working on an accounting of her life and possessions in the hopes she'll find some kind of goal or motivation. Etc.

Sep. 18th, 2017

Thinking about replacing some of my characters near the end of this month. I foresee charts so I can map ease of activity, fun, strength of relationships, etc.

The other day we had a lady come in to vote who hasn't been on the electoral roll since 1975. That's, like, forty years. (lol I already posted this, that will tell you how tired I've been the last week or so.)

Sep. 14th, 2017

Also today I met a lady who's voting for the first time since 1975. 1975.

Marvel faves with current titles:
Sam Wilson
Elsa Bloodstone (!)
Nico Minoru (!!)
Laura Kinney

Marvel faves without current titles:
Angela
Maya Lopez

But at least Maya's alive again. TJ Wagner presumably died in an incursion since she was in an alternate universe.

Anyway I'm super fucking stoked for Monsters Unleashed and RUNAWAYS.
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Aug. 14th, 2017

I found an archive of strange comic book storylines and it's glorious. Featuring: Luke Cage goes to Latveria to demand the $200 Dr Doom owes him, Wasp and She-Hulk rate the Avengers men for hunkiness (Jen only gave Sam a 5! If that isn't heresy enough, that's the same score she gave John Walker), Steve rates the Avengers on Avengerability (he doesn't rate Sam very well either but that's because Sam hated being an Avenger, so it's fair), "other vehicles talk smack to Wonder Woman's robot plane", "that time Superman gained the ability to shoot mini-Supermen out of his hands", Matt Murdock's twin brother Mike, and what I was actually looking up which was the original Capwolf.

Aug. 13th, 2017

Deleted scene, Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014):

STEVE ROGERS changing into the uniform he's just stolen from the Smithsonian. It's been on display for years, in storage for decades. It's a little starched into the shape of the mannequin and incredibly musty.

ROGERS: This was a stupid idea.

total ramble: SHIELD is scared of Sam's birds )

May. 25th, 2017

Toying with the idea of a whoverse au where the free energy project (army of ghosts - fall of torchwood one) was actually a raging success and how that might affect the world. Considering entire industries would just collapse overnight... and Torchwood now has the ability to stripmine other dimensions. I feel like the doctor would not be amused.

Good news: the 2-3 day delivery was more like 24 hours. New modem!
Good news: successfully found out the account information for the internet.
Bad news: still not working. Flatmate's just gone to work and I cant find whether we have another wall jack to test. The router has power and it's hosting the wifi network, it just won't connect to the internet. It's not a modem problem or a cable problem, I switched all those out for new.

So I'll wait until flatmate's home again and see if we have another jack hiding behind some heavy furniture or something. Otherwise we might need some actual tech support because I'm about to hit my limit of helpfulness.

Update
Bad news: flatmate's sister doesn't know of another jack either.
Bad news: troubleshooting at a neighbour's house suggests the jack is not the problem, and also that I shouldn't be trusted to cross the road at night. (The streets here are not always generous with the lighting...)

Good news: apparently this error message means the modem is configured for vdsl instead of adsl
Bad news: configuring for adsl doesn’t actually fix it.

Apr. 29th, 2017

I can't believe I never realised this before but I'm finally watching Guardians of the Galaxy and Peter made a comment about putting up a blacklight and his ship lighting up like a Jackson Pollock painting.

Which reminded me that birds can see in UV.

Which means that, when Sam looks through their eyes, so can he.

I have to wonder how many times he's just bit his tongue and not said anything even though he really wanted to.

Apr. 27th, 2017

Important news:

Puppy live cam with baby great danes sleeping and crawling on each other and drinking milk while their mum sleeps

Turtles have three ears. THREE. One is on their nose.

Call a friend today to tell them that potatoes were brought to Japan in 1600.

Apr. 22nd, 2017

LOL so I'm reading that last run of Captain America with Dimension Z and all that crazy shit and near the end it shows what can only be Sam's apartment based on the posters and music collection etc. (And the fact that it's just him and Jet there and she sure as hell doesn't have a place.) His apartment is really high up in a skyscraper in the Upper West Side. This is when Steve's already turned crazy old, Sam's about to be made Captain America, and in a matter of months he's going to be needing to ask his brother for money to pay his bills and living somewhere that's definitely not the same place. So at first I was like "WTF?"

Then I realised, actually, it totally makes sense. First, later on he's on the outs with SHIELD, whereas while Steve's Captain America they work with SHIELD a lot. He's probably listed as a contractor and getting paid by them, and when he gets banned from SHIELD for helping the Whisperer escape and negotiate an immunity deal they'd cut him off. Also, he grew up poor as hell. He spent all his time at work, at school, doing community work, or trying to raise his siblings. His money management skills are all based around making ends meet when he's barely got two bucks to rub together. SHIELD contractor pay? Hell yes, he's going to rent a place way up in the sky in the Upper West Side. He's probably also giving his niblings tons of presents and donating a heap to the family's church. He has dick all savings. Which made me think of last Christmas in Displaced when I had him make a huge list of people to get presents for and max out a credit card, which is exactly the same behaviour. I fucking love when things tie together like that.

Apr. 21st, 2017

You know... when Displaced moves back to Texas... 616ers might have to decide whether or not to do the same thing with Secret Empire as Trump. Because it's basically unavoidable on the internet and otherwise Sam is going to fucking flip. He's already going to flip over Beyonce having twins but it's a completely different kind of flipping lol. I did ignore the Logan film for Laura but that seems... a lot easier.

Apr. 20th, 2017

Aw, our Steve left [info]knowheremod. Sam is very upset.

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