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1. I saw The Avengers.
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!)

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austin360
May. 15th, 2012 04:11 pm (UTC)
YOUR TUMBLR JUST BROKE MY BRAIN.

This is all your fault, Susannah. It's your fault that, last night at dinner when my brother said he'd be seeing The Avengers this afternoon, I actually squeed out loud and kept repeating how excited I was for him.

I haven't had a fandom since my 20s. THIS IS NOT GOING TO END WELL FOR ME.
hannasus
May. 15th, 2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
Preach, girl. I just joined a SECOND LANDCOMM. I have obviously gone way round the bend.
phdelicious
May. 15th, 2012 04:34 pm (UTC)
Oh good - I'm totally snooping your memories and bookmarks because I'm feeling similarly about the shipping.

ETA: I generally have trouble with slashing characters who are het in canon, particularly when it ignores/blows off/blows up stated canon pairings, but I don't mind introducing a little - flexibility into the equation. For example - Bruce and Tony were adorable as science BFFs but I'd prefer to see Bruce/Tony/Pepper as opposed to Bruce/Tony with a side of Tony's not really with Pepper.

Edited at 2012-05-15 06:00 pm (UTC)
mcamy
May. 15th, 2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
I tried Twitter and never got it. I think it would be better if I were doing it on an iPhone. If I had an iPhone.

But Tumblr looks pretty.

So is Tumblr a photo blog, basically? You dump photos and short bits of text and quotes and movies and such, with little commentary, just sharing the pretty? And can you subscribe to other people? And repost what they post?

Seriously, I feel old. I have looked at the Tumblr site and still come away with these questions. :)
hannasus
May. 15th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
That is basically exactly what Tumblr is. It's just that the interface is not the greatest so it took me a while to figure out ropes. I'm still not particularly adept, but I mostly just reblog other people's stuff so it's fine. Eventually I'll probably start posting more of my own thoughts and creations, but not yet.
mcamy
May. 15th, 2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
Cool. Thanks for the remedial lesson. :D And yours is pretty. :)
betty_mraz
May. 15th, 2012 11:03 pm (UTC)
I'm going to follow you over on Tumblr.. I'm spectrum82! :) I post a lot of Hawaii Five-0 so if you don't mind seeing that all over your dash feel free to follow me back. It took me a while to get the hang of everything over there but once I did I easily became obsessed :D

Edited at 2012-05-15 11:04 pm (UTC)
hannasus
May. 16th, 2012 12:23 pm (UTC)
I have followed back! I don't watch H50 anymore, but I don't at all mind looking at the pretty pictures. Tumblr is totally addictive. So many pretty things to look at.
jesco0307
May. 16th, 2012 07:58 am (UTC)
I don't get Tumblr, so it might be a while before I'll come over there...if that ever happens, I'll definitely find you there (or, you know, ask you again).

Indulge in your new fandom, as long as you don't forget where your focus has to be when the next heist starts ;).

I still haven't seen the movie, so I have no clue what everybody is talking about...and I most definitely do not have time for another fandom, I just don't.
hannasus
May. 16th, 2012 12:29 pm (UTC)
It took me a long time to get Tumblr, too. But now I'm totally addicted and it's all pretty pictures all the time. Don't worry, though. Most of my avengers_land team is made up of people from leverageland (including mizzy2k and sourpony and two of our very own Team Hitter mods) and there's no way they're going to let me slack off when the next heist starts!

Edited at 2012-05-16 12:30 pm (UTC)
ella_bee
May. 21st, 2012 05:22 pm (UTC)
I want to comment on EVERYTHING in this post!

1) I also am shipping ALL THE THINGS. My ship map looks like THIS.

Except that yeah, I like Clint/Natasha the best too.

2) And I love your analogy of changing the character's sexual orientation as being AU. I always thought of it as being more OOC, but you can have very in-characterness of the relationship which I had problems with... so I kind of like your AU analogy. But I like canon pairings best.

3) The Avengers fandom scares me. I did briefly look at joining Avengers-land, (I'll admit, mostly because of all the awesome LLer's that are in it) but I vowed that I would do some graphics tutorials before the new LL heist starts up, and I still have my leverage exchange to do finish. So, I don't want to participate, but I REALLY want to see all the STUFF that everyone is making!

4) I also do not get Tumblr. I'm sure I'll eventually figure it out... but I just right now have fun looking at other people's, because I don't really make my own graphics. But yours is SOOOOO PRETTY. (seriously, can I just watch that Black Widow fight scene over and over and over again?

GAWD I love Natasha/Clint.

5) I told the husband about "Clintasha". He didn't stop laughing for a looooooong time.
mystizan
May. 24th, 2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
I, also, saw the movie.

What I rly want to do is see it again.


& then watch it again.

& then maybe buy the DVD.

Actually came by to ask you about ur level 3 icon featuring Hawkeye & hey presto, stumbled on to this entry. WIN.

I SHIP HAWKEYE/BLACK WIDOW TOOOOOOOO!!! Tho, putting those two together seems...unfair to the rest of the world. Let's say u piss them off. Who ya gonna call? (Ghostbusters!) Nah. ur only hope would be if you put Eliot SPencer & Micheal Westen together to come up with some kind of counter-measure. I LIKE BLACK EYE. IT AMUSES ME.

How you & I are different. u have a problem:

I'm thinking I'll probably write about Pepper. Maybe Darcy, but it's been a while since I've seen Thor.

& this is your solution

So, yeah, Pepper it is.

Tsk tsk tsk, the most OBVIOUS solution to this is to re-watch Thor. DUH! Which, btw, I HIGHLY recommend. Tell Husband I sent u. ;)

TUMBLR CONFUSES ME LIKE WHOA (horse/end Bones joke). Care to lead a tutorial?

Also: http://big-ol-cookies.tumblr.com/post/23490167581/avengemymischief-that-awkward-moment-when-two

Do we actually _have_ this fight in canon? And do we have canon notes on Budapest?

Edited at 2012-05-24 10:12 pm (UTC)
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