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Apr. 1st, 2017

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


Mar. 15th, 2017

Holy shit I forgot about this:


Mar. 14th, 2017


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.

Mar. 7th, 2017

thought I had while IJ was down:

Reading a fanfic, there was a reference to Steve being named People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" and suddenly I'm wondering about the six months or so when Sam was first Captain America and going along with all the tokenistic figurehead friend of the press stuff. Like, he was on a float in a Pride parade, obviously he was doing some major publicity stuff. So, like, what else exactly? Are there magazines with 8 page spreads where he's making bedroom eyes that all his friends laugh at him about when they're out drinking? Did he do a Calvin Klein ad? What sort of stuff did the interviews get into? (Not his political views, apparently.) Did he get to do photo ops with Beyonce and Obama?

I need to make this my new headcanon. Sam is really, really embarrassed about those six months. (Okay, not about meeting Beyonce or Obama. But the magazine interviews and photoshoots. Definitely those.)

Possibly once I've finished with the so-far-24k fic I'm writing right now I need to jump back to 616 and write one where after he and Steve make up, after Pleasant Hill, them and Bucky all take the time to hang out again, have a beer or two… and Steve just absolutely roasts him. (He owns every piece of media publicity Sam did, because it's hilarious he's a good friend.) Bucky almost chokes on his own laughter and Sam hates both of them.

Feb. 22nd, 2017

six years ago

Feb. 18th, 2017

Captain America: Sam Wilson #19 isn't terrible. Which is a great example of damning with faint praise, because what it is is what you get when you ask a privileged white guy with a passing knowledge of Rodney King, ten minutes to read about racism in the criminal justice system, and the opinion that turning Steve into a Nazi is a brilliant idea, to write a comic about a black superhero. Very, very simplistic.

Feb. 16th, 2017

So this is a nice photo my dad took from my family's house last night

Over two thousand hectares of the hills are on fire. He's behind the cordon but hasn't been forced to evacuate yet, the rest of my family that live there are at my older brother's house.

Yeah. That's a thing that's happening.

Man, some face claim recommending accounts on Tumblr don't even try, do they? "Oh, you want a rec for this Latina teenager with noticeably brown skin and very curly dark hair? Here's a list of Latinas." Half of them look white, half have straight hair and a few of them seem to be bikini models or something. One of the ones that had curly hair and brown skin it's dyed blonde. Most of them are definitely in their mid twenties. Yeah, I'll just stick with what I've got.

Jan. 21st, 2017

Nick Spencer is really upset about people punching Nazis and this explains everything about the last few issues of Captain America: Sam Wilson. spoilers: ca:sw is pretty much terrible now )

Wait, I think I get it now. He's been hit by the cosmic cube again. Nazi Steve can't be friends with Sam and still be his perfect self according to Nazi Kobik, so she had to change Sam as well. That's super cunning. /sarcasm

Jan. 8th, 2017

It would be really, really funny to try to play ForgetMeNot, whose mutant power is that everyone forgets him as soon as they look away.

Dec. 6th, 2016

Judith Collins is one of the options for our new Prime Minister and this is honestly so funny for how true it is. She's completely soulless and half my friends (and me) are blocked by her either for really stupid reasons or we're not really sure why. One person had never even tweeted at her and got blocked within two weeks of creating their account lol.

Dec. 5th, 2016

uhhhhh so our prime minister just resigned? and no one has a fucking clue why? the election is next year but he's quitting in a week. which would be good because he's terrible but also really slick and popular buuuuut all the alternatives are much worse and the opposition really doesn't have any senior politicians who would make inspiring leaders. and hasn't done since 2008. they've just been fucking around with old guys who've been in politics for longer than I've been alive that no one gives a shit about, which is why they're polling at less than 25% compared to 50% for the government's party.

so yeah basically this is really confusing and I don't know whether it's good or bad.

Nov. 29th, 2016

I got all caught up on Civil War II (well, the actual CWII title + the CW issues in ANAD Avengers and CA:Sam Wilson) but it's not quite finished so I don't have to decide yet about canon updating Sam. But if I did right now the only real fallout would be with 616 Clint and maybe Jen. And probably a lot of punching bags.

Also I skimmed through the first Civil War: Kingpin and there's no mention of Echo because I guess his adopted daughter being alive again is just not very important? I have three more but I really hate the artist's style. I just want to know why she's randomly alive and whether it's a case of being alive again or her death being retconned or what. Surely they didn't just bring her back on a whim for a single appearance in Daredevil Annual omg. This is gonna bother the hell out of me.

Anyway we need a Miles Morales and Kamala Khan. And a Tony.

(lol and I have five permanent accounts now. added [info]ashtawawidiwin.)

Nov. 20th, 2016

When you go to double-check something on the wiki page of your canonically dead character and THEY GOT BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE HOLY SHIT.

Nov. 17th, 2016

this is so cute to me

(added linguistic context crayfish = koura)

Nov. 16th, 2016

They revised the magnitude of the initial quake. Have now officially lived through a 7.8M - previous highest was 7.1. (Yeah, I keep track of the biggest earthquakes I've lived through... doesn't everyone??)

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.

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

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

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

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