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: (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: (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: (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: (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: (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: (comics | unfinished business)
Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 10:28 pm
Did anyone on my flist keep reading Winter Soldier after Natasha was written off*?

*in the most egregious way possible
redbrunja: (tw | bitch please)
Thursday, June 6th, 2013 11:27 pm

  • Lying in bed thinking of every time canon has viciously disappointed me (so many different canons)

  • ...and also insulted my atheist sensibilities (Green Lantern)

  • thinking about how our culture prioritizes rapists over their victims

  • my upstairs neighbor stomping around

  • my next-door neighbor jingling her keys as she comes home

  • wondering, "what if Captain America: Winter Soldier" is only going to make me love Clint/Natasha less or not at all, instead of making me love Bucky/Natasha AS WELL? Will my love of  comic-verse Kate/Clint soften the blow?

  • why is only one of these complaints socially relevant?

  • on a scale of one to pancake, how meaningless a human being am I?

redbrunja: (the avengers | natasha romanoff)
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 08:46 pm
I literally squealed when I saw these spoilery Winter Soldier pics.

Also, this is a weird question, I know, but does anyone have speculation on when Winter Soldier filming will end? Because honestly, I need there to be a lack of news so that I can stop being so excited for this movie because it is just too damn far away.
redbrunja: (the avengers | in the red)
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 09:46 pm
unfitforsociety posted two unbelievably fantastic Clint/Natasha recs yesterday.

In case you haven’t seen them already, Captain America 2 filming photos. I am so damn excited.Although not about Nat’s straight hair or brown boots with black pants. Please tell me that these are mock-ups and that in the movie she’ll look better. Steve Rogers, on the other hand, is looking excellent.

I am torn between using ‘the winter soldier is a ghost’ or ‘who the hell is bucky?!’ (with interrobang, of course) for my Cap 2 tag.

Also, as I was washing my hair this morning, I was wondering if Bucky is going to survive Cap 2. On the one hand, he did die last movie. On the other, I feel like Captain America movies should/might lean toward being downer movies. So I was wondering if he’d get dramatically killed at the end of the movie so it makes sense for him to not be in Avengers 2. Although I suppose him riding Steve’s bike off into the night to go off and atone for his sins would serve the story just as well.

In spoilery Avengers 2 news, apparently Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch are going to be in it? Which I am VEHEMENTLY opposed to. First, the X-men and the mutants don't fit into the world of the Avengers, secondly, Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch are Magneto's kids, aka that dude that you don't have the rights to use, but just about every viewer is going to be familiar with, third, the X-men franchise is a trainwreck, why are you letting even a whiff of that near your almost-perfect MCU, and FOURTH AND FINALLY, unless her power is DRASTICALLY reduced, Scarlett Witch is prohibitively powerful. She's likely to make the other cast members seem redundant and make it really hard for there to be a believable antagonist.

Put things on a human scale, people! That's when we care! Human scale!