Nov. 14th, 2016


To be clear on that second pic, those round things on the rock are paua. They're like mussels - they live underwater. A medium-sized one would be about the size of a loosely-made fist. Looking at the rock bed, it's probably a bit taller than I am.

Sounds like a large river that was dammed by debris just broke through as well, they should have had time to evacuate though.

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Jesus. Big big earthquake last night at midnight, felt across basically the entire country. idk how I even managed to sleep at all afterwards. (Though judging from how tired I am I barely did.) Still tsunami warnings in some places, lots of aftershocks and damage, most public transport here is down and workplaces closed, two deaths confirmed so far. The epicentre wasn't even where I am, it was closer to my home town. Aaaaand we have strong weather warnings on top of that.

This is exactly why I still live in the outskirts of the city. I did a quick walk around and everything seems relatively undamaged here, and since we're on the hill we're not at risk from water. After three years in this city I can spend time in the more central areas but I still couldn't handle living there. Too many tall buildings too close together.

eta: the main north-south highway has major slips that will take a long time to clear and the ports are damaged pretty badly. that port is a big one for passenger ferries between the north and south islands, there's a couple of them just sitting out in the harbour waiting until they can get them back on land. lots of roads split open, gaping holes, bits of land have shifted several feet. intermittent power/internet/phone outages in some places (but not here). so far it looks like transport infrastructure's been pretty badly hit, which is a risk when your country is basically just a line of land pushed up by continents rubbing off on each other because there aren't very many alternate routes.

Nov. 13th, 2016

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Mental image where Sam and Bucky watch Leverage together because it's the only time they really get on. Steve joins them for one ep where Hardison and Spencer are being really homoerotic and starts teasing them about watching tv about themselves because he's a troll. So Bucky starts asking if that makes him Parker and Sam does the totally straight faced "dude, that's so racist, you can't make me Hardison just because I'm black" thing.

Then Bucky's like "....well you are a massive dork" and they get distracted squabbling while Steve just sits there really entertained.

edit: after discussing this with my sister, we offer the following correction:

Sam is Hardison
Bucky is Spencer
Natasha is Parker
Tony is Nate
Steve is Nate's ex Maggie

She also says that the Hulk is Sophie. Not Bruce, the Hulk.

Oct. 31st, 2016

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Part of me would like to play Eliot from Leverage, but a bigger part of me would like someone else to play him because Maya would like to climb him like a tree. :P

Oct. 30th, 2016

Halloween-related headcanons

- No one who turns up to a party Maya's at wearing a Native headdress is leaving with it intact. The longest it's taken is probably around ten minutes for her to pull a "Oh hey, that's neat, can I have a look at that--? Oh, gee, what a pity!"
- Ianto is meticulous and detail-oriented and really good at making plans and putting them together... except on Halloween. He just can't be bothered. Most of his costumes are based around what's already in his closet, usually but not always suits.
- If you want to see Sam trying to pretend like he's not getting super emotional, show him a picture of a little black kid dressed as Captain America.
- TJ never uses her appearance as the basis of a costume. Instead she'll wear totally normal stuff, like dressing up as Minnie Mouse or a sexy nurse or whatever.

Oct. 21st, 2016

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Oct. 19th, 2016

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Oct. 18th, 2016

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I commented that Sam and Maya would probably really get on if I didn't play both of them but just as pertinently... I bet Cassie and Sam would interact a bunch in the same circumstance. She turns into a bird. She loves flying. She's used to talking telepathically with the other Animorphs while in animal form. I don't know that Sam would necessarily be able to communicate with her in words and sentences but she can definitely do that to anyone nearby and he would probably be able to send back impressions, at least.

Oct. 17th, 2016

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oh hey one of these again

~*anon snaps cup*~

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Been reading more volume 1 Captain America

brosephs (multiple pics) )

Oct. 13th, 2016

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The UK is having a marmite crisis. I'm not saying this because I find it ridiculous. It's not. It's super derivative.


I'm not even kidding, a couple of years ago we ran out of marmite and the entire country freaked the fuck out for months.

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Okay I just love this. (click for big)

From Sam Wilson's origin, in Captain America v1 #118. It's so brilliantly 1969 with how they make everything so easy. (117 also featured the Red Skull declaring that he couldn't be bothered watching Steve die and leaving, even though Steve had already beat up two of the four guys trying to kill him.) I guess I shouldn't laugh though, it's not that unrealistic... I mean, they spent hours and hours practicing until Sam became a highly accomplished fighter. He is now swifter! surer! stronger! He is the Falcon!

Anyway after that they part ways and Sam goes to hang out in Harlem kicking ass. Steve goes to visit one day and finds out that the police are looking to arrest Sam. Apparently that whole two days they spent together on a tropical island were really, really intense.

He knows what makes the Falcon tick. He understands him on a microscopic level! To be fair of course, two days is about fourteen years in comics time. (Spoilers: Sam was framed by members of the Maggia passing themselves off as a black version of the KKK to start a race war for... some reason? Apparently it was going to make it easier for them to take over, though, because 1971 in comics.)

Also here's the page that mentions Sam was hired to help rebuild Ground Zero. Because being a hero isn't just about hitting people.

You all really don't want to see how ridiculous my dork board on pinterest is right now. It's basically full of silly Sam memes and headcanons and Anthony Mackie/Sebastien Stan interviews.

Oct. 9th, 2016

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sam keeping it real (spoilers for CA:SW 9-13 incl Civil War II) )

Sep. 30th, 2016

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SPOILER for 1.04 )

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I might have got Netflix solely because Luke Cage came out tonight and I'm watching it now and it's awesome. I still hate streaming because we have a 50gb/month bandwidth allowance and uggghhhh to using all that bandwidth on something I can't keep but at least Netflix has captions and I dug my proper headphones out to hear better so I actually know everything people are saying.

PS Misty Knight is fierce.
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Sep. 28th, 2016

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Remember that time when Hawkeye got booted in favour of the Falcon due to affirmative action? (Avengers v1 #181, 1979)

Meanwhile on Counter-Earth (Captain America v3), the super soldier serum has an unexpected side effect:

do I gotta spoiler warning for 20 year old comics? 2 more pics )

Sep. 26th, 2016

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PS These two fic I found:

Lie a Little by eva_roisin
Mature; Underage sex; Remy LeBeau/Laura Kinney

While still adjusting to his new role as a teacher, Remy longs to see Laura again. When he's reunited with her, he makes a mistake that threatens to transform the nature of their friendship.

And all the colours I am inside by maia_saura
Teen; No warnings; Sharon Carter, Maya Lopez, Peggy Carter, Steve Rogers

This is a story about Sharon Carter and her best friend (a tiny deaf socialist from New York City who never ran from a fight, named Maya Lopez.)

This is the story about Peggy Carter and her secrets.

This is the story about the topography of choice, and the logistics of freedom.

Sep. 24th, 2016

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It is truly impressive how many times my flatmate's toddler has watched Zootopia in the last week.

Man, I would love a Gabby. So much. Esp because Laura's in sort of this weird place where she's still grouped with "the kids" (though Storm and TJ kind of are too), doesn't have as much responsibility as she does back home, and is a little bit more fragile after Storybrooke etc. And Gabby is awesome.

eta: pairings I have come across while browsing the google image results for 'x-23 fanart':


and platonically:
Laura+Elektra (???)
Laura+Peter Parker (???)

Which all reminds me the doctor thinks I should start practicing drawing again.

Sep. 16th, 2016

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I really hope someone's done their thesis on tv's various murdered before the show starts popular sex-loving blonde schoolgirls cf Laura Palmer, Lily Kane & Alison diLaurentis. (What's with all those Ls? lol) Because... I'm watching Twin Peaks and god there are so many similarities. Friends trying to track the killers, secret sexcapades, video/cassette tapes, clues hidden away in the dead girl's bedroom...

eta: tfw two of your usually lowest activity characters hit monthly requirements first

Sep. 15th, 2016

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The new All-New X-Men features Bobby going to a gay club, it's super cute. I also found the All-New Wolverine Annual in which Wolverine and Spider-Gwen switch bodies and oh my god. (I'm not sure why Laura has such trouble with Gwen's spider-strength though. She's canonically supposed to be super strong herself. I guess they're just... slightly different amounts of super strong?) I'm almost tempted to canon update Laura again but I did that like two months ago so it can really, really wait. Memories of being a Spider-Gwen are not that important.

Also I watched like all of season two Dark Matter that's out so far (I think there's only one more episode which is airing in a couple more days) and we found out Five's name and age and there's been so much character development and it's all tremendously exciting. Three and Five even had a whole episode where they bonded together it was fucking adorable. She also made a very dramatic entrance at one point.

"We've caught all of them except the girl. But she's of little consequence." Ha.

Also I updated my character page and figured out what to do with having two games on there and made it really pretty.