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: (iron man | distainful redhead)
Sunday, March 30th, 2014 03:57 am

  • I have to wake up in an hour and forty minutes. Is it even worth going to bed?

  • Also, I chanced going on my tumblr for ONLY FIVE PAGES - got a slight Cap 2 spoiler. That will fucking teach me. The worst part is I totally knew better. (And it was my fucking tumblr savior's fault, too.)


  • Anyway, meme time:

Fandom Tennis Match Meme:

Okay, here's how this is going to work. You comment with a fandom question. I answer it and then ask you a question that has some thematic relevance to the question you asked me.

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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: (the avengers | some unholy war)
Sunday, March 9th, 2014 06:06 am
Day 05 - OTP For Whom You Never Seem To Run Out Of Inspiration


(Or at least, I haven't run out of inspiration or desire to read fic about these two yet, although I have gotten pickier about the quality of fic I'm willing to spend my time on.)

Day 06 - Crossover OTP

Steve/Darcy technically counts given that they've never been in a movie together.

Day 07 - Real People OTP

I don't do this.

Day 08 - OTP That Has Put You Through The Ringer

Katara/Zuko. There is a reason that my pairing tag for this couple is 'forever bitter.'
redbrunja: (tw | lion-hearted girl)
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 11:02 pm
ended up having several really long conversations with [ profile] qualapec today, the relevant (to fandom) portions of which involved:

  • me bitching about the deep, inherent, not-even-solvable-by-casting-Idris-Elba script problems with Blade: Trinity

  • who would you kill if you could kill one dude from Teen Wolf? (I voted Peter Hale, killed by Allison and Lydia)

  • one thing I forgot to mention; besides the fact that I do not understand the point of a tumblr queue, I could never have a tumblr queue because I cannot think of a quip enough queue tag, unlike all the epic tumblrs with perfect and brilliant and referential queue I follow.

  • various Teen Wolf ships, emphasis on Malia/Stiles and Lydia/Stiles and Allison/Isaac


  • qualapec wondering if Loki fangirls will jump on the Bucky Barnes train. my thought is the Loki fangirls are either already on board the Bucky Barnes train and what we will see in fandom is an explosion of Steve/Bucky. The only question regarding Winter Soldier is how much hate Natasha and Sharon will get, and which one fandom is going to hate more. (Spoiler alert, it's going to be Sharon. Natasha will be relegated to being SO AWESOME but her relationship with Steve and/or Bucky is STRICTLY PLATONIC. Which is for the best, because Natasha is just TOO AWESOME TO BE DATING ~CAPTAINS AMERICA~ *eyeroll*)

  • my deep and heartfelt lament that Steve/Bucky fanfic is almost invariably well-written and is the most tropperiffic fanfic to have ever been written in the history of fandom. In other news, there is no god.

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: (iron man | hbic x 2)
Friday, February 7th, 2014 12:47 am
Okay, so this post is going around my dashboard:

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but let's be real, that list is very abridged because it's missing:

Jane Foster  ♥ SCIENCE: comes with space boyfriend

Pepper Potts 1: professionally better than you

Pepper Potts 2: still professionally better than you

Pepper Potts 3: the rise of Rescue

Agent Peggy Carter & The Howling Commandos
redbrunja: (the avengers | peggy carter)
Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 11:50 am

For a couple reasons (wanting to get things besides scrolling on tumblr done, the new WS trailer) I am going to be off of tumblr for most of today. Would someone on my flist mind linking me to the new Winter Soldier trailer gets uploaded to youtube/other streaming site? Because I'd really like to experience that first in trailer instead of gif-set form.


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redbrunja: (stock | wrap it up son)
Thursday, January 16th, 2014 01:47 am
I don't know when will ever be the appropriate time to use this icon, but I couldn't resist uploading it.
redbrunja: (iron man | assassin)
Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 10:36 pm
The writers of SHIELD need to fucking learn how to name drop. And tumblr, stop fucking acting like the name drops are anything but sledge-hammer-like, nonsensical, and canon-incompliantavenge iron tumblr_m5gr637LfD1rvcjroo1_500.
redbrunja: (hp | hermione/ron)
Sunday, January 12th, 2014 10:26 pm

  • I have once again continued my horrible habit of doing real-life financial book-keeping late at night on Sundays. I should know better but I clearly don't.

  • I had an impromptu coffee date with [ profile] qualapec this afternoon, which was a blast, and resulted in:

  • I erased my amazon wishlist. It had been how I'd been keeping track of books, and I had books on there that I hadn't read in the TEN YEARS they had been on my wishlist, so. Two clicks, and it was gone. I saved the most recent books, but other than that, it's all deleted. I also culled a few of my physical to-read books.

  • [ profile] qualapec and I realized that if Steve's plan goes down in 1944, depending on which month you place that, you have AT LEAST four months to a year and change in which PEGGY CARTER COULD BE LEADING THE HOWLING COMMANDOS AROUND THE EUROPEAN THEATER. God, I cannot express how much I want that. Like, I can just see Peggy coming out of that radio tower (she probably fixed her mascara before hand) so she looks both devastated and perfect and the Commandos (who have, iirc, lost their two highest ranking soldiers) are like, "what now, ma'am?" and Agent Peggy Carter says, "Now we go win the war, gentlemen."

redbrunja: (yj | let me be your ride out of town)
Thursday, January 9th, 2014 04:17 pm
I'm finally, finally starting to feel better, enough that I am going to answer some of the great ship questions I was asked about two weeks ago.

[ profile] ladymercury_10 asked: How about Dick/Babs, and why you don't ship them in YJ (and who you ship them with instead, if applicable).

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[ profile] errant_shadows asked: What about your first ever ship? (Maybe something before you even knew what shipping was.)

Were they canon? OTP? Do you still ship them? Did you ever write fic for them? (<== links please, if it's online)

And what about the pairing appealed to your freshly fangirling heart?

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[ profile] phemyscira asked: Top five OTPs of 2013?

Any ship that you think you may be very excited about in 2014? (e.g. because of upcoming new instalments to a current fandom, fandoms you may be interested in, etc.)

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[ profile] catteo asked me: Top 5 OTPs of ALL TIME and why. Preferably with awesome gifs!

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[ profile] hungrytiger11 asked me: Top Five Canon Ships that really shouldn't exist (let alone be canon):

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[ profile] topazera asked me: If you were suddenly put in charge of ouatiw, how would you handle Alice/Knave in canon? What would you do with Cyrus? Or alternatively, how would you rework things if you had the reins from the start?

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[ profile] qualapec asked me: Is there something you never expected to ship going into a piece of media (or were actively against ahead of time) but actually really enjoyed once you saw the canon?

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[ profile] ever_neutral asked: What about fave non-canon ship/s? SHOULD THEY HAVE BEEN CANON? Discuss.

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[ profile] scorpiod1 asked me: Are there OT3s you are fond of?

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redbrunja: (the avengers | some unholy war)
Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 01:24 am
Navel-gazing fanfic questions gacked from [ profile] musesfool:

Leitmotif of the year:

"Clint/Natasha, Stephanie Brown, and ships that involve a dude pining" is one answer. I almost feel like a more accurate one would be, "this are people I want to kiss. See them kiss."

What's the story that makes you happiest?

I'm really pleased with You Only Live Twice, both because I am so happy that Jason/Stephanie fanfic exists, and because I really enjoy that story.

My favorite story this year:

Couldn't Get That Boy To Kill Me (Natasha/Clint)

I love the prompt, the section of Natasha's history I was working with, what I ended up saying about Clint and Natasha, and just.... this went through several drafts and I think it shows (in a good way).

My 5 best stories this year:

This Is The Art Of Living With A Ticking Heart (Felicity/Oliver)
End Of The World News (Darcy/Steve)
Please Believe Me When I Say The Last Thing You Need Is Fixing (Stephanie Brown/Nick Gage, Barbara Gordon/Dick Grayson)
Couldn't Get That Boy To Kill Me (Natasha/Clint)
I'm Yours (Ghosts & All) (Natasha/Clint)

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redbrunja: (stock | the great wide somewhere)
Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 12:29 am
2 Broke Girls

Sweet Tits (Max/Caroline)


This Is The Art Of Living With A Ticking Heart (Felicity/Oliver)
The Universe Is Wide & Wild & Some Things Are Stronger After They Break (Shado/Slade)

The Avengers

Just What I Needed (Someone To Plead) (Darcy/Steve)
Lilac Perfume (Kate/Clint)
You Will Always Fall In Love, And It Will Always Be Like Having Your Throat Cut (Natasha/Clint)
The Opposite Of Perfunctory (Kate/Clint)
Marionettes (Natasha/Clint)
Nihilism & The 21st-Century Girl (Darcy/Steve)
Progress (Jane/Thor)
Couldn't Get That Boy To Kill Me (Natasha/Clint)
I'm Yours (Ghosts & All) (Natasha/Clint)
End Of The World News (Darcy/Steve)
Your Heart Cannot Be Burned (Darcy/Steve)
Your Boy Is A Soldier (Natasha/Clint)

DC Comics

Detours (Selina/Bruce)
I Have Nothing Left To Say To The Ghosts (Stephanie Brown)
Please Believe Me When I Say The Last Thing You Need Is Fixing (Stephanie Brown/Nick Gage, Barbara Gordon/Dick Grayson)
You Only Live Twice (Stephanie Brown/Jason Todd)
that kind of luxe just ain't for us, we crave a different kind of buzz (Stephanie + Cassandra)


She Had Something Savage Coursing Under Her Skin (Abigail Hobbs)

Johannes Cabal The Necromancer

Build Me A City & Call It Jerusalem (Leonie Barrows/Johannes Cabal)

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Each Other's Anchors (We Move In Nautical Miles) (Lizzie/Darcy)
My Head Is Filled With Love Songs; My Tongue Is Mute (Lizzie/Darcy)
High Heels & Second Chances (Lizzie/Darcy)
Strain Love Through A Sieve (Gigi/Caroline)

Once Upon A Time

Proper Adventuring Attire (Alice/Knave)
I Wanna Be Here (Regina/Emma)

Pacific Rim

Underwater Kisses (Mako/Raleigh)
Crush My Heart Into Embers & I Will Reignite (Mako/Raleigh)

Teen Wolf

With Bloody Feet Across The Hallowed Ground (Kate/Derek)
If You Can't Say Something Nice (Come Sit By Me) (Lydia/Stiles, Allison/Scott)
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: (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.)