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May. 13th, 2018

I was thinking about how Falke's going to be really conflicted about Tony now with his AU update* and realised that him figuring out his dream was actually new memories is actually a great reason for another round of weird presents. *happy claps* Though he gets to shop off Amazon again now instead of "stuff he found in the desert full of lost caravans and corpses" so it could be slightly less weird... or slightly more weird. Could go either way.


* footage got leaked of him uh strongly resisting arrest at the airport and the media was pretty curious about who this guy was and Tony said basically that he was a victim and should have been gotten help instead of being locked up and showed video of him showing up mid-battle to do battlefield medicine. Of course he also shaded the hell out of Steve over getting him involved... and then Falke killed a bunch of IDF who tried to capture him and lost whatever poor broken lamb cred he had... but you know, it was a gesture.

May. 3rd, 2018

Working on Falke's AU for the between-movies gaps etc and honestly one of my favourite things is just that he never has a single fucking clue about what's going on. Like, he turns up end of Winter Soldier, then there's Age of Ultron which he completely missed and I really don't know if he even knows it happened at all still, Civil War where Clint fetched him and brought him to Germany and Steve told him who to hit but never really explained why, Black Panther that he actually slept through, and then Infinity War he's going to miss basically all the explanation and set up again as well. At this point I don't care how many more movies I play him for, I'm going to keep this going as long as I damn well can. It's just a rule now. He's never allowed to know what's going on.

Apr. 27th, 2018

I mean I haven't actually seen this yet but since I'm logged in anyway and I've read a ton of spoilers

IW spoilers and Displaced musings )

Um so in the last few days

- they arrested the Golden State Killer (EAR/ONS)
- Cosby was found guilty (at least there was some kind of lead up/warning for this one)
- the Korean war ended

Any other problems from the middle of last century we can get cleared away by the end of this week???

Apr. 1st, 2018

ranting about fanfic post Black Panther )

Feb. 21st, 2018

big spoilers for the second post-credits scene, Black Panther )
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Feb. 3rd, 2018

Okay, I'm having a decision problem. My current PB for Cassie (Animorphs) is Larissa Wilson:



But I'm thinking about switching to Karidja Toure:



This is basically the only thing I have left to do before her app's done, lol. Finding a PB for a mid-teens black girl who isn't all glam is such a pain.

Jan. 13th, 2018

meme

current / former

» Full name.
» Best friend.
» Favorite color.
» Relationship status.
» Last sexual experience.
» Biggest regret.
» Best kept secrets.
» Last thought.

Jan. 12th, 2018

I'm meant to be trying to sleep so obviously instead I'm thinking about in character responses to shag marry kill team america edition (sam/steve/bucky). I think if you asked like a thousand people the most common response would *probanly* be marry Steve, then from the other two shag Bucky and kill Sam, but hardly any of my characters would actually pick that and they'd do it in a different order if they did.

Maya: kill Sam at least partly just because she doesn't know him very well, then have wild sex with Bucky (specifically PH version) and marry Steve for lots of conversations about art, and restrictive isolated childhoods that suddenly turned into a lot of privilege, and possibly complicated feelings about America.
Melissa: shag 616 Bucky, then kill Steve and marry Sam. They can fly together!
Elsa: kill Steve, shag Bucky, marry Sam so he can fly her around and drop her on monsters.
Laura: marry Bucky, shag Sam, and kill Steve because she met him when she was 9 and that's a little weird.
Ianto: shag Steve, for sure. Marry Sam the big nerd* and kill Bucky. *whether Sam having psychology training subconsciously influences this choice or not is up in the air.
America: can't she just drop kick all of them?
TJ: shag Sam, kill Bucky and marry Steve, but only if it's a sexless marriage of convenience, otherwise swap Steve and Bucky. He's like her uncle!
Aracely: no
Falke: in a *completely* hypothetical situation because he doesn't like people touching him, kill his doppelganger, shag Bucky (canon MCU or possibly 616 who he met on Knowhere), marry Steve.

Aaaaand I'd better put the tablet away and avoid the blue light in my eyes.

Dec. 28th, 2017

We found a way to make Get Out like ten times worse.

Step one: watch Get Out
Step two: immediately afterwards, watch the music video for Basement Jaxx Where's Your Head At
Step two (A): imagine the main guy in the video is black

My oldest sister didn't understand a reference to the music video so we showed her and my brother was like "I feel like that was just the four minute preview for Get Out..."

Dec. 14th, 2017

I really just cannot decide what I think of Falcon yet. I think it's sort of a position where I like it except for...

- (not necessarily bad but kind of weird) suddenly Sam really cares about swearing in a way that comes across almost like a white person's stereotype of a black momma threatening to wash a kid's mouth out with soap because they said 'damn'
- (ditto) lots of name dropping of different 'black' music to highlight generational difference. Rayshaun mentions Wu Tang, Sam counters with Earth, Wind and Fire. Rayshaun mentions Rihanna and Beyonce, Sam counters with Lauryn Hill. (And yeah, my headcanon totally was that he's a Lauryn Hill fan, but this stuff is coming up weirdly often.) Sam and Shaun (and back in CA:SW Sam and Joaquin) have plenty of other ways to show their different perspectives - though some of that has been problematic as well like the notorious bit where Joaquin is being passionate about, like, human rights and stuff and Sam says something like "sorry [to an absent Steve] if I was ever like that."
- (actually annoying) CLUNK. That was the sound of an anvil being dropped. I totally assumed Sam was being sarcastic when he suggested telling the cops that the mayor was replaced by a demon, and that would have been kind of anvil-icious but still in character and fine, but then the "you have a point" just ruins the whole bit for me. It should have been an in-joke between two characters who were talking from shared experience. Sam is not naive. He's been arrested because cops assumed he was the bad guy before. It wasn't even that old an issue that had that as a flashback scene, it was in the early issues of his Captain America run!

And then you get little bits that I do actually enjoy without feeling weird. I think part of it is just that Spencer did such a terrible job with him in the Captain America run that I don't really trust them with his character anymore. And part is that I can see that they're trying to be relevant and explore what it's like to be a black hero in the current climate, but I don't think the writers actually understand what they're trying to write about enough to sound in any way authentic.
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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.

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