What are you doing here?

Are you lost?

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therhodaverse replied to your link:Fairy Tales and Clockwork Hearts, chapter 6

But in the end there was GROWTH which they all needed. I admit I want to see Dj in the pink pants

I kind of wanted to have Lucy give DJ some horrible high school robotics club/mathlypics/odyssey of the mind/science fair t-shirt.  There are so many good ones online.  But I did find this:


And I suspect that Tony would get this for Father’s Day at some point and mock it mercilessly and then wear it until it was completely ruined.

From here

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The thing I like most about writing the DJ stories is having Clint be the uncle who does not want to be involved but somehow always ends up being involved.  Because Steve and Tony are the parents, and Thor is really kind and cool but can be a bit too much “THIS IS YOUR PROBLEM?  COME WE WILL SOLVE IT IMMEDIATELY I SHALL FIX THIS FOR YOU” sometimes.  And Bruce is great, but DJ doesn’t like to stress him out, because Bruce is still kind of afraid of hurting him inadvertently, despite the fact that the other guy likes DJ just as much.  And Nat and Phil are for REAL problems, don’t bother them for little stuff.

And that just leaves Clint, and Clint has screwed up so many things so many times that Clint absolutely does not judge anybody.  Pretty much, if you’re like, “Here’s my problem,” Clint is like, “I’ve been there.  Fucking sucks.”  And gives you food, because food makes things better, right?  Right.  Food makes things better.

So somewhere along the way, Clint became, like, the emotional support and the cool uncle, and he’s horrified by this, because he doesn’t know ANYTHING about how to deal with a kid, he barely was a kid, and he represses as much of that as he can.  

But every time DJ shows up, he tries his best to not get loser all over the kid, and DJ adores him.  

It is so much fun to write Clint go, “Kid, I would’ve KILLED for your family problems, I don’t know what to tell you,” but never, ever, EVER say those words.  To never downplay DJ’s problems, or DJ’s issues, or pretend like they’re not real.

I just want Clint to have a family, OKAY? 8)

Filed under stupid sexy barton my own writing meta and that's how clint ended up being the only one that DJ talked to for like a year While Steve was going nuts And trying to figure out why and Clint was definitely trying to figure out how to make it stop even as he sat and listened every time

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Fairy Tales and Clockwork Hearts, chapter 6

So yeah.  This one’s a long one.  I cannot think I’ll have it in me to do another one for a little while, so…  Yeah.

In which Lucy finds out who she’s been talking to, Tony finds out that parenting a teenager is super hard and frustrating, DJ finds out why it’s a bad idea to run away from home wearing Clint’s pants, and Steve finds out why DJ’s been acting kind of weird lately.


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Oh look it’s Tony’s turn to be remendered.

Remendered: (verb) To be written badly, out of character, and so unsympathetically as to cause a massive drop in sales and loss of popularity. Fate of tent pole characters of Marvel Comics, so long as the dumbasses in charge keep letting the man TOUCH THINGS.

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Filed under rick remender is scum also SO looking forward to the return of misogynistic alcoholic Tony Because Remender does SO WELL with problematic characters also females well anyone Remender is a hack an aboslute hack I write them better than this and nothing I write can even SEE canon from where they're standing Mostly because they're standing in a place where they're happy and fulfilled Also that logo looks like a bad techno club circa 1992 SIXIS! HOT AND SIXIS!

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etakyma replied to your post:My Ten Favorite Games

Zork! Hardly anyone remembers Zork. I played what became Zork I before it WAS Zork I. And the game has a fatal flaw that was left in it…


I played them all.  My brother had a HATE on for games with the text controls.  My favorite was when we were trying to control the goat in King’s Quest.

For those who don’t know, there was a time when you typed out your command.  So in this game, you had to get a goat to a bridge, so the goat would attack the troll blocking it.

We knew what we HAD to do, but we had no idea how to do it, which lead to the following conversation:

-Get goat.

-You cannot get goat.

-Pick up goat.

-You can’t pick that up.

-Give goat carrot.

-Goat eats carrot.

So by now my eleven year old brother was getting so angry that he just types:

-Kill goat.

-Kill goat with what?

And he stares at the screen.  He stares at me.  I shrug.  Confused, but willing to give this a try, he types:

-Kill goat with knife.

-That’s not very nice.

I thought my brother was going to throw it through the window.

The instruction it was looking for, you see was -SHOW goat carrot.

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My Ten Favorite Games

I was tagged by Grumpycakes. (shakes fist) Curse you for digging up all these memories!

I played adventure games constantly with my brother growing up. We played them all. Myst. Laura Bow. King’s Quest. Zork. We played the horror ones. The funny ones. The strange ones. The obscure ones. The trip to CompUSA where we bought them was a good half an hour and we had to badger our parents relentlessly. But we would research games religiously, and pool our money and do everything possible to extend those games.

These are some games that remain my favorites:

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castiel-hale asked: I will never ever get over Clint threatening Steve and Tony into their first date at the end of For or Five things. It is beautiful. So, so beautiful. <3

Clint is a beautiful, beautiful mess of poor impulse control and smart mouth that gets him punched in the face far too often and I love him. In a way that is probably not quite sane. 8)

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I got this awesome commission from zombietonbo!  Clint flying in on a Roomba. (Because Tony’s army of Roombas and Clint’s love of them, a la scifigrl47, is the thing guaranteed to make me smile every day.)  Soon to become my avatar.  In about 24 hrs.  You have been warned. 

Oh my GOD.  This is the cutest damn thing!  Clint, you are a disaster looking for a place to happen, and you find so many of them.
The roomba is so happy with this job, you know it is. 8)


I got this awesome commission from zombietonbo!  Clint flying in on a Roomba. (Because Tony’s army of Roombas and Clint’s love of them, a la scifigrl47, is the thing guaranteed to make me smile every day.)  Soon to become my avatar.  In about 24 hrs.  You have been warned. 

Oh my GOD.  This is the cutest damn thing!  Clint, you are a disaster looking for a place to happen, and you find so many of them.

The roomba is so happy with this job, you know it is. 8)

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lonelyclosetfangirl asked: I read a fanfic (unfortunately I can't remember which one) where Hank Pym had been diagnosed as bipolar. Do you know if that diagnosis canon? Based on what I've read about Hank Pym (I read comic wikis not comic themselves, they're just not my favorite format.) and the research I've done on Bipolar Disorder as well as my own experiences, if he is canonically bipolar he's one of the best representations of it I've seen in a mainstream media format.

Hank Pym was canonically recognized as bipolar in Avengers AI, which is a fantastic little run for a couple of reasons:

A. I could tolerate Hank Pym for whole chunks of time which had never happened before.

B. Diverse cast, and a pretty neat thread running through the run.

C. Art drawn in a realistic manner!  The ladies are presented in a variety of sizes and shapes and never have to sacrifice their internal organs or human dignity to be awesome, in a variety of ways!

D. DOOMBOT.  No, seriously.  DOOMBOT.  Enjoy a malfunctioning disembodied Doombot head threatening the Jefferson Memorial.  It’s canon.


i do appreciate the writing and the use of the various characters.  And while I agree, it makes sense in retrospect, but I highly doubt that earlier writers of Hank Pym intended to portray him as affected by bi-polar disorder.  So while I think it fits his established canon very well, and Avengers AI deals with it in a FANTASTIC manner, I kind of hate this kind of ‘so the reason for everything is THIS PREVIOUSLY UNDISCLOSED THING.’

Yes, many neurologically atypical people, and people who suffer and survive mental illness go without proper diagnosis for years, even decades, so in that way it is a bit realistic.  But then again, with the ‘soap opera’ level of plot that comics have to deal with, it feels a bit like them trying to handle a lot of problematic things that Hank has done by waving a flag that says “You can’t blame him anymore!”

And wow, we’ve heard that a lot for white guys who do problematic things, haven’t we?  No one else seems to get that little out.  But when problematic things happen to white, straight, male characters, and an author wants to make them sympathetic again, it feels like the ‘mental illness’ card gets played a lot.  Because we can’t be mad at the horrid things that Hank has done, see, he was SICK.

I’m not interested in that.  I’m interested in human beings who make bad choices, who make mistakes, who have to deal with the consequences of these mistakes.  Who deal with their issues, maybe not always deal WELL with their issues, but attempt to deal with them. 

So I think how this shakes out, for me, depends on who gets to write Hank next.  In the hands of a good writer, this could allow him to grow and deal with a lot of things.  He’s popped up in She-Hulk, and I’ve loved the cameo.  However, in the hands of a bad writer, I suspect it could end up being Round 374 of “Hank Pym’s Life is SO HARD Guys!”

Your milage may vary, but consider giving Avengers AI a try, guy, some parts of it was fantastic fun.  Even the parts with Hank Pym!

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My suggested nicknames:

-Sassy Robot Queen

-Lady of Calcifer

-Fanfuckingtastical Fictional Goddess of Writing Things That I Wish Were Actual Books


-Pi. Or 22/7

-Roomba. Just Roomba.

-Great and Powerful Roomba Overlord

-She who so totally could demand pie from her followers and from her position in a bank plan to switch boston to a pie based economy

-General Scarper, the Third

-the Queen of the Toaster Army, or the Toasted Queen for short (and thank you for the nice words!)

-fairy godmother of feels and happiness

-Mistress Roomba!

-EGBOKIP (For my reassurance of, “Everything’s gonna be O.K., I promise”)

-Scipiegrl, Toasterdoodle and Roomba Ruler

-toaster goddess; queen of crackangstfluff



-Queen of Bot Feels

-awesome personified

-The Queen of Flightless Birds

-Heart Slayer (cause your fics slay me with FEEEEEELS)

-Creative Goddess and Writing Inspiration. Also She Who Is Sorry About Her Cat

-Queen of the Roombas!

-Purveyor of Fine Fic. Supreme Overlord. Calcifer’s Mum.


-roomba lady

-Her Grace. An excellent nickname for any occasion.

And perhaps the best one:

-The Beyonce of Stony

Not so much because I think I have ANYTHING in common with Queen Beyonce, but rather, I am amused by the idea of her talking to Steve and Tony. No way she wouldn’t have shown up at one of Tony’s parties eventually and then someone tells her about Tony teaching a race of aliens the “Single Ladies” dance and then Tony has to have someone killed because they just EMBARRASSED HIM IN FRONT OF BEYONCE.

It was probably Clint.

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