2. I lost my damn fangirl mind.
3. I joined avengers_land, because I totally have time for TWO land comms in my life.
I have very few coherent thoughts about the movie, except that a) it's the best superhero movie I've ever seen (and I have seen ALL the superheroes movies); and b) I SHIP ALL THE THINGS. ALL OF THEM. I'm not even usually that into slash (in that I believe changing a character's sexual orientation is inherently AU and AU fics are not my favorite), but in this case? I'll take it.
But really, the thing I ship most of all is Hawkeye/Black Widow, because that shit is CANON, motherfuckers. And while I'm not generally in favor of smushed couple names, I think Black Eye is a hilarious name for that ship. Because that is exactly what you will get if you mess with either of those badasses. A black eye. Black Hawk is also a tolerable ship name. Clintasha, however, is dead to me.
I have been reading as much fic as I can get my hands on, and a lot of peeps on the Twitters have been asking for recs. I'll probably get around to doing a rec post eventually, but in the meantime I'm saving all my favorites fics in my LJ memories and my AO3 bookmarks, so keep checking those spots for the newest recs from me. (I do not read fic on The Pit of Voles. I don't care how good it supposedly is, if you can't be bothered to post your fic in a non-repulsive fic community, I cannot be bothered to read it. Them's the ropes, kid.)
The nice thing about avengers_land is that they've got this Big Bang challenge where you basically post as many fanworks of all types as you can between now and August to earn points incrementally up to 500. Which means I'm going to be doing a shitload of writing and graphic-ing between now and then, and so are a lot of other very talented people. In fact, I've got to write 200 words of fic by Sunday, so be on the lookout for that. Unfortunately, it's got to be about one of the supporting ladies in the franchise, so I'll have to put my Clint/Natasha feels on hold for a bit. I'm thinking I'll probably write about Pepper. Maybe Darcy, but it's been a while since I've seen Thor. So, yeah, Pepper it is.
In other news that is only partially related to The Avengers, I finally broke down and signed up for Tumblr. If you want to follow me and see all the pretty, pretty things, I am here: http://big-ol-cookies.tumblr.com/ (I just this morning figured out how to customize my layout. Take that new social media! I am not such an old lady that I cannot eventually figure you out!)