redbrunja: (the avengers | compromised)
Monday, April 7th, 2014 01:13 am
I saw Winter Soldier again tonight with my mom (my first review is here) and loved it, if anything, possibly more the second time.

Random thoughts:
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I realize the above random list of things is does not give the proper squee-ful emotional beat - let it be stated that I totally left the movie pumped and I can't wait for all the CA2-inspired fics to start appearing.
redbrunja: (the avengers | it'll be fun)
Saturday, March 15th, 2014 02:01 am
I decided that it's time to tumblr savior cap 2, one, because I'm at the point where I don't want any more hints about what is going to happen, and two, because nothing will ever top this behind the scenes gif set.
redbrunja: (iron man | assassin)
Monday, February 10th, 2014 10:09 pm
[ profile] thatfangirl asked if I'd done a wishlist for Cap 2. I have, it's basically one item:


That’s my biggest fear. I want her to be the stealth main character like she was in Avengers. I want Natasha to have several amazing fight scenes. I want her to have an explicitly romantic relationship with Bucky when he was training her, and I want the movie to end on an ambiguous note re: their romantic relationship going forward. Major bonus points if they have a hand-to-hand fight while he’s still brainwashed and she beats him.

Other things I'd like are:

-I don’t want to see Peggy Carter – I would have loved it if she’d died pre-Avengers.

-Maria and Natasha have a conversation.

-The ending stinger is not some oblique, boring thing that only hardcore comics nerds will get, but an actually funny, relevant tag to the movie.

-Lots of Steve in civilian clothes.

-Bucky ends up getting a decent haircut at the end so we can enjoy Sebastian Stan’s beauty.

-For the movie to be as awesome as the trailers are making it look.

(Some of these things I know are not going to happen. Some of these things are still possibilities.)
redbrunja: (the avengers | liars & killers)
Friday, January 24th, 2014 08:40 pm
This Wednesday's Black Widow and Hawkeye were so epic and perfect and amazing that there really is nothing left for me to say.
redbrunja: (comics | i know death so well)
Thursday, January 9th, 2014 06:48 pm
Black Widow #1 was just as amazing as I hoped it would be.
redbrunja: (wonderfalls | jaye tyler)
Monday, October 28th, 2013 03:59 pm
I'm appreciating the sudden upswell of Darcy/Steve fics. Keep up the good work.

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I'm also loving all the trope-type character posts (Natasha Romanoff, Raleigh Beckett, to give a few examples).
redbrunja: (the avengers | in the red)
Friday, October 25th, 2013 05:54 am
Some random things:

  • So, the winter soldier trailer happened and I am so excited.Read more... )

  • I read the second volume of morning glories and you should all start reading it too. [ profile] kidiots has a great rec post here, although to be honest, I am kind of temped to just tell you all to just trust my taste and read without any prior info.

  • I don't think fandom gives Alfred Pennyworth credit for what a sick, twisted sense of humor he has.

  • This picspam made me really hope that someone requested unrequited or partially requited Art/Beth for Yuletide this year. I always thought that Art, at least, had a bit of a thing for Beth.

redbrunja: (tw | lion-hearted girl)
Saturday, October 12th, 2013 11:26 pm
"The point of fics set in alternate universes are to show that no matter what setting or circumstance, these two people will always find each other. I will find you. Every me loves every you."

I came across this great quote on tumblr and it reminded me of that fantastic scene between Derek and Jesse in TSCC, where they realize that they came from different futures where they were both in a relationship with slightly different versions of the other person, where Derek says basically the above. To me, I felt like it was clear he wasn't telling the literal truth, but what he wanted to be true (that in all possible futures, they were with each other) which is just so fucking romantic.

And thinking about AUs reminded me of a conversation I had with [ profile] backtothesea where I was talking about how the thing that really frustrated me with AUs, is when people didn't bother to translate pivotal characterization details into the new universe and how often it would be so. easy. My example was Artemis Crock, and how if her father wasn't a bad dude in whatever new universe we're in, it pings me the wrong way. Same with Natasha Romanoff. A childhood trained/used as a weapon is a requirement, imho.

How picky I am about this stuff is why I'm not a big AU person, really.
redbrunja: (comics | strongest at the broken places)
Friday, October 11th, 2013 06:22 pm
Stephanie Brown will exist in the New 52.

I don't even know how to process this news. Gabzilla's tags pretty much sum up my feelings.

Also, DC.... you wanna tell me where Cassandra Cain is?

redbrunja: (iron man | assassin)
Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 02:49 am
“You silly little girl, you think you’ve survived so long that survival shouldn’t hurt anymore. You keep trying to turn your body bullet proof. You keep trying to turn your heart into a bomb shelter. You silly thing. You are soft and alive. You bruise and heal. Cherish it. It is what you are born to do.”

— Clementine von Radics
redbrunja: (stock | never thought i could love)
Saturday, September 28th, 2013 01:08 am
for [ profile] errant_shadows, Top Five Buddy (non-romantic/non-family) pairings.

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for [ profile] errant_shadows (and [ profile] ladymercury_10, who just asked me this a couple days ago) Top Five Female Villains:

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for [ profile] errant_shadows, Top Five What-the-F#!@-were-the-writers-thinking moments that ruined a fandom for you:

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for [ profile] ladymercury_10, Top five superheroes:

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for 12_12_12, top 5 fight scenes:

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for [ profile] qualapec, Top 5 Sex Scenes In Books

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redbrunja: (tscc | clockwork girl)
Thursday, September 12th, 2013 10:23 pm
I came across a meme on tumblr, which asked you to list your favorite characters from least cynical to most. And then I ended up having to retype the whole effing thing about three different times. So here it is, finally:

Male Characters:

Zuko> Han Solo > Clint Barton > Mal Reynolds > Jack Bristow

Female Characters:

Kate Bishop > Cameron > Faith Lehane > Natasha Romanoff > Adelle deWitt

I really liked thinking about this question ‘who is more cynical?’ but it actually wound up being way too easy.

The men are a slow, consistent slide from heart-of-gold dude with a shell of cynicism and anger to heart-of-gold-dude with a MUCH THICKER shell of cynicism and anger.

The female characters were pretty evenly divided between an optimist (Katie-Kate) and my violence, morally compromised ladies (Faith, Natasha, Adelle) right at Cameron, who I would argue is neither cynical nor optimistic.
redbrunja: (the avengers | the appearance of things)
Friday, September 6th, 2013 12:26 am
“Everything about my heart is a crime scene.
I drink to forget things it takes me 2 beers to name.
I pour my breath into things only worth forgetting.
I have nothing left to say to the ghosts.
Their cold hands and bitter mouths keep kissing me awake
when I have asked them nicely and then not-so-nicely
to be left alone.
I have nothing left to say to the ghosts.
Two decades full of nothing but monsters and crime scenes
and sometimes I am the monster and sometimes
I am the crime scene. There is nothing I would undo
so much as things I wish would wake up forgotten.”

–Clementine von Radics

#natasha romanoff #jason todd #cassel sharpe #faith lehane #wesley wyndham pryce #jesse flores #james barnes 
redbrunja: (wonderfalls | saint jaye)
Thursday, July 11th, 2013 11:19 pm
I was scrolling through my LJ recently in an attempt to get a feeling for what the fannish landscape of 2013 has been thus far, and one thing I noticed is that I have done the (admittedly, super-awesome) Tennis Match Meme about a BILLION times in the last six months.

So my personal challenge for the next four weeks is to post (and play) with some of the many, many, many other memes that exist on the internet.

Starting with....

...and gacked from [ profile] musesfool:

1. Comment on this post with the revolution will be televised.
2. I will give you a letter.
3. Think of 5 fictional characters and post their names and your comments on these characters in your LJ/DW.

[ profile] qualapec gave me the letter 'J' which was super mean of her.

Jones, Indiana. He’s just the epitome of cool, okay? Go watch Raiders of The Lost Ark if you don’t believe me.

John Diggle. I don’t have much to say about Diggle.. Narratively, I like that he found out Oliver’s secret pretty quickly, because Oliver needs as many people as he can get telling him when he’s being an hot-headed lunatic (always). I found his relationship with Carly really adobs until their actual first date, which made me think that Carly was ready to move on but Diggle wasn’t. I like that Diggle’s reaction to Felicity joining the team was ‘self-defense training time, yay!’.

Those are all my thoughts.

John Conner exists so that we can focus on his mother and his killer robot girlfriend and their quest to save the world from Skynet.


I loved Wonderfalls when it was first airing, but I didn’t love Jaye the way I do now. Because when Wonderfalls was first airing, I was an optimistic 15 years old. Now, I’m ALMOST 26 MY GOD SO OLD, having earned a BA and embarked into a workforce filled with twenty/thirty somethings who are all over educated and unemployable. Basically, I just get Jaye so much more now and she seems like such a prescient character. (Saint Jaye is right.)

It’s hard for me to verbalize all my Jaye Tyler feelings. Maybe when my rewatch is finished I’ll have more to say.

(FYI, J is a really hard letter to do this meme on, and I spent about a billion years thinking of all the fannish Jacks and Johns and Jeremys that I didn’t want to waste words on.)

James “Bucky” Buchanan Barnes. I am really looking forward to watching Natasha and Steve rescue this dude like the BAMFs they are, come 4.14.14.

The winter soldier is a ghost.

(ETA: right when I was ready to post I remembered Joan Watson, who is 100% flaw-free.)
redbrunja: (iron man | lethal)
Saturday, June 29th, 2013 05:38 pm
This TFLN/Avengers mash-up is one of the best I’ve ever seen:

Same, Natasha. Same.

I am going to be helping my mom organize photos in the near future and she literally told me, “the hardest part of doing this for you is being unable to deny what a sweet kid you were.”