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: (comics | out of place all the time)
Friday, March 28th, 2014 07:00 am
You know, when you consistently have to stop yourself from writing the wrong surname.

I keep wanting to write Abigail King (correct name: Abigail Whistler) and Clint Bishop (correct name: Clint Barton).
redbrunja: (stock | well traveled)
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 12:50 pm
This is a great meme that I gacked from philcoulson over on tumblr and you should all do it, too. As was pointed out when it was making the round on tumblr, one thing that's notable about this meme is that it's all general questions - nothing about OTPs or romantic relationships. (Of course, because it's me, there's a touch of pairing talk anyway, because that's how I roll.)

(Psst, [ profile] qualapec, this was the meme I was talking about.)

questions ahoy! )
redbrunja: (parks & rec | young & irresponsible)
Thursday, March 20th, 2014 09:42 am

  • I downloaded one tab to try and get my chrome into something less overwhelming and more sane. I did not even realize the insane number of tabs and windows I had open until I was moving my to-read tabs into one window.

  • My roommate went and bought a whole bunch of hagaan daaz ice cream. When I opened the freezer I almost had a heart-attack - for a second I thought that I'd gone on a binge and completely forgotten it.

  • I'm unexpectedly going to my mom's house this weekend... and bringing two garbage bags of laundry. I'm 26. I am 100% positive that my mom is going to sell her house and move out of the country before I stop bringing my laundry home.

  • Speaking of my mom, we got into a Sif/Thor vs Sif/Loki 'discussion' this morning. 'Really, Loki?' she goes. 'There's unintential subtext, so much of it,' I said. 'Okay, bring Thor, we'll watch it this weekend.' Little does my mom know I have been training for the glory of Loki x Sif = king and queen of asgard since the first movie.

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: (lots | fight like a girl)
Thursday, March 13th, 2014 09:55 pm
So, I watched the Sif episode of SHIELD, and thank god, I can now officially quit watching that show. Again. For the third time. Let's hope this one sticks.

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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: (brooklyn nine-nine | det. amy santiago)
Thursday, March 6th, 2014 10:46 pm
Okay, media update time.

In the area of books, I just finished Marissa Meyer's Cinder, which I loved. It’s a fantastic sci-fi retelling of Cinderella and it ends on a cliff-hanger that made me interested enough in the rest of the series to splurge and get the next two books from B&N.

I watched the first ten minutes of the most recent episode of SHIELDwe love our acronyms )

I loved this week's Brooklyn Nine-Nine.this is a den of liars )

Arrow was actually pretty boring this week, imho.where ever i go, I'm just answering phones )

I read Hawkeye 15, which was SO overhyped, imho.he's just a shape )

On the subject of awesome queer ladies, I just watched the second episode of Bomb Girls. (My goal is to get caught up before the movie airs at the end of March.if you can pour tea, you can pour amatol )
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: (tw | queen & lionheart)
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 12:36 am
There was a post going around tumblr that really got under my skin - it was a fairy accurate summary of the king and lionheart dynamic, but the line about not being able to find a example with a lady just***... triggered all my past experience of people dismissing het and femme-slash because [pick a square from your slash fangirl bingo card, pick any square].

*** I also want to note that the person I linked from tagged this post 'Kate/Clint' SO CLEARLY I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON WHO THINKS THAT THIS DYNAMIC EXISTS WITH LADIES.

So, queen and lionheart dynamics. The examples that came to mind:

Lydia/Allison (Teen Wolf)
Sabriel/Touchstone (Sabriel, bolded because so much yes.)
Tremaine/Ilias (although that's more spy/lionheart)
Mulan/Aurora (Once Upon A Time)
Jane/Darcy (would be the super-fluffy version of this trope)
Any Evil Queen/Huntsman story would be the evil example of this trope
I'd accept a case for Hermione/Ron here.
I think a case could also be made for Cameron/John from TSCC.
Richard/Cara (LOTS)
redbrunja: (iron man | distainful redhead)
Friday, February 21st, 2014 07:36 pm
Seriously, if that movie wasn't being made by marvel, there would be no fucking way I'd want to see it.

The trailer did nothing for me, I think Zoe Saladana looks fugly in half the scenes I've seen her in so far, as does Nebula, if I never saw Chris Pratt's face again, that would be amazing.

And this has nothing to do with the fact that this movie is getting made before Black Widow, or Captain Marvel and Agent Jessica Drew, or a hundred other things I'd rather seen.

It's that there is no fucking way I'm going to get pumped about wacky space-hijinks of a fucking white dude with a doofus face in space.

redbrunja: (the avengers | it'll be fun)
Saturday, February 15th, 2014 01:40 pm
Okay, so apparently Thor 2 has been released to dvd. Does anyone have a link to where I could watch the cut scene with Loki screaming in his cell after his mother’s death?
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 | lethal)
Monday, February 10th, 2014 09:00 am
redbrunja: (iron man | hbic x 2)
Friday, February 7th, 2014 12:47 am
Okay, so this post is going around my dashboard:

Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 12.41.21 AM

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