Sep. 18th, 2017

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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

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

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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

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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

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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.

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

May. 25th, 2017

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Apr. 5th, 2017

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Reasons New Zealand is in the international news right now:

- someone died in a typhoid outbreak
- our Prime Minister put tinned spaghetti on pizza

Go us.

Apr. 4th, 2017

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Sometime I really wanna play an AU MCU Winter Falcon Sam who stayed in the Air Force longer coz Riley didn't die and got pulled into an extra classified experimental thing which was secretly run by Hydra where he got brainwashed and also actual wings. Because winged!Sam is my jam.

(I have this whole history sorted in my head where he takes advantage of the chaos in The Winter Soldier to escape and then starts stalking Steve, stealing his food and leaving intel for him. Steve obviously assumes it's Bucky until he almost catches him one day when he's bandaging a wound to hold it til it heals and all he sees is this guy flying away. So then he and Natasha get to hunt down Bucky while also trying to convince this winged asshole to actually talk to them and stop taking Steve's leftovers that he was going to have for dinner, goddamnit. Meanwhile Sam has been getting his personality back but is also a jerk who thinks trolling Steve is hilarious.)

Apr. 2nd, 2017

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oh ps I have changed my comment settings to registered users instead of friends only now. I don't even know why it was set to that. But now anyone with an account can talk to me.

bonus content:
today I saw a tweet from Simone Missick which went something like this:

boy at the check out said to me, "Have you seen #LukeCage? You look like the lady in it."
me: "Is it good?"
boy: "I like it." (bunch of emojis)

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displaced thoughts for april )

Apr. 1st, 2017

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Ugh. David Gabriel from Marvel says they're going back to meat-and-potatoes because diversity doesn't sell.

MAYBE IF YOU DIDN'T LET FASCIST SYMPATHISERS WRITE PROUD BLACK MEN PEOPLE WOULD PAY MONEY TO READ ABOUT THEM.

Mar. 15th, 2017

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Holy shit I forgot about this:



THORCON.

Mar. 14th, 2017

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SAM, WHY?




My sister calls this the "Vote for these abs" speech. Even though he's actually an activist, not an elected official. w/e, same career track.
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