What are you doing here?

Are you lost?

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deviantaccumulation asked: I'm sorry if you got asked this before, but did you read the Secret Avengers run from Marvel Now! and if so, would you recommend it?

I have been!

The first sequence of Secret Avengers was pretty awesome, but it did have a lot of confusing elements and it required a bit of comic knowledge to fully understand.  Also, the last arc is kind of tough to get through, because it deals with Bobbi Morse and her past.  It’s good, but a lot of the way that Bobbi has been written through the years, and the things done to her infuriate me, so…  Yeah. 8)

The new ‘reboot’ that just recently started has most of the same characters, and builds a bit on the previous run, but it has a very different feel to it.  There’s a lot of good lady interaction, I adore Nat and Jessica’s friendship, Clint is an epic troll, MODOK is living in SHIELD’s basement, and it’s a hell of a lot of fun.  Not for everyone, but at one point, salted caramel gelato saves the world.

I think we can agree this is a concept we can all get behind.

(Warning, the first run of SA in Avengers!Now gets VERY bloody and violent at time.  Not horrifically so, but it’s really not pulling its punches.  It’s not all happy fun times and orange pineapple scones, and there are some definite body consent issues in terms of mind control and lack of body autonomy)

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maplerosekisses asked: So I'm the kind of person that naturally associates ships with every song I like, and as of the last month or so, I have ship songs for ships that involve your OCs. You have ruined me.

((Mr. Burns Finger Flex))  EXCELLLLLLLENT.

I was actually making up a Steve/Tony mix the other day because I’m a loser and that was a better idea than sleeping.  Really.

Maybe I’ll put it up, if there’s interest.

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thats-what-sidhe-said asked: Hey. Regarding the Funkos, I asked AgentM on Twitter how we can get a Falcon and he said we need to let Funko know we want it. They're the ones with the power on this. If everyone would please (politely) BOMBARD OriginalFunko (at Twitter and elsewhere) and ask for a Falcon Funko, we might be able to get one. If there's demand, they'll create it, like with Dancing Groot.

What, practical advice instead of internet whining?  I’m disoriented by this! 8)

Those of you with Twitter accounts, consider contacting Funko.  There’s a couple of different ways here:

http://funko.com/pages/contact-us

I’ll be honest, I never thought we’d get a Sif, and like  more than aear after the movie came out.  There might be progress to be had, I’d like to think there would be.

Personally I want a goggles Sam… 8)

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prettypoffyprincess asked: Now I know you touched on the pole in Tonys jet in one of your mini fics, but I gotta ask out of the Avengers who can actually pole dance in your universe?

Natasha learned because she’s a dancer and its fun and she’s strong and flexible and graceful and it helps with undercover work.

Clint learned because he spends half of his life hanging upside down or in awkward positions anyway and besides, great core training.  Also he wins so many bets in strip clubs, and the dancers adore him.

Tony only does it when he’s drunk.  And then not particularly well.  Steve finds it adorable anyway.

Steve spent way too long in a USO dance troupe, and Natasha’s moves impressed him, and he can do some pretty good tricks.  (Shut up, acrobat Steve swinging from flagpoles is still my favorite 616 trope)  He refuses to so much as touch a pole in Tony’s presence.  Tony is unspeakably depressed by this.

Thor tried to join Darcy in a few lessons of pole dancing for exercise, because bonding!  Darcy still regrets that she was laughing too hard to even get it on video.

Bruce prefers yoga for exercise and he refuses to get into this discussion.

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grumpycakes:

Iiiiiiii might be working on a thing that might be a scene from clockwork hearts and might include a holo JARVIS. Cough
Do not expect a final version any time soon but have I’m sorry Jarvis/never do that to me again you lil shit huggles in the interim :D

Also a stern lecture about stealing other people’s pants. It is beneath the dignity of a Stark.  Tony wanders through during this lecture and chokes on his coffee, because Jarvis used “dignity” and “Stark” in the same sentence and also because he’s wearing Steve’s sweats which does not help Jarvis’ position at all.
AT ALL.

grumpycakes:

Iiiiiiii might be working on a thing that might be a scene from clockwork hearts and might include a holo JARVIS. Cough

Do not expect a final version any time soon but have I’m sorry Jarvis/never do that to me again you lil shit huggles in the interim :D

Also a stern lecture about stealing other people’s pants. It is beneath the dignity of a Stark.  Tony wanders through during this lecture and chokes on his coffee, because Jarvis used “dignity” and “Stark” in the same sentence and also because he’s wearing Steve’s sweats which does not help Jarvis’ position at all.

AT ALL.

Filed under fanart of my fanfic poor jarvis needs a body DJ will build him one And Jarvis will refuse to inhabit this newfangled nonsense like any good grandparent slash staid older sibling IN MY DAY I WAS A DISEMBODIED INTELLIGENCE AND THAT IS THE WAY I LIKE IT

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gingerjuju:

I just don’t understand where this concept of ‘fake geek girls’ came from. Like, AT ALL.

Cus when I look for fandom related stuff like 90% of the fan art and the fanfiction and the meta, zines, comics, etc. Like 90% of the shit that I’ve seen is created by women & girls.

And all that stuff take’s a lot of work and research and critical analysis and staring at reference photos for hours.

We are literally the most well versed and invested group in the fandom. So, like, What the fuck boys? You mad you can’t keep up?

I saw an argument, and I can’t find it now, (edit! KILLERZEBRAS FOUND IT.  Go read the original thoughts here: LINK)) but it totally made sense, that there’s a gender split in fandom. Male fandom tends to be a curator fandom; male fandom collects, organizes, and memorizes facts and figures. Male fandom tends to be KEEPERS of the canon; the fandom places great weight on those who have the biggest collection, the deepest knowledge of obscure subjects, the first appearances, creators, character interactions.

Female fandom is creative. Females create fanart, cosplay, fanwritings. Female fandom ALTERS canon, for the simple reason that canon does not serve female fandom. In order for it to fit the ‘outsider’ (female, queer, POC), the canon must be attacked and rebuilt, and that takes creation.

"Male" fandom devalues this contribution to fandom, because it is not the ‘right’ kind of fandom. "Girls only cosplay for attention, they’re not REAL fans!" "Fanfiction is full of stupid Mary Sues, girls only do it so they can make out with the main character!" "I, a male artist, have done this pin-up work and can put it in my portfolio! You, a female artist, have drawn stupid fanart, and it’s not appropriate to use as a professional reference!"

In the mind of people who decry the ‘fake geek girl,’ this fandom is not as worthy. It damages, or in their mind, destroys the canon. What is the point of memorizing every possible romantic entanglement of heterosexual white Danny Rand if someone turns around and creates a fanwork depicting him as a bisexual female of Asian descent (thus subverting Rand’s creepy ‘white savior’ origins)? When Danny Rand becomes Dani Rand, their power is lessened. What is important to them ceases to be the focus of the discussion. Creation and curatorship can work in tandom, but typically, in fandom, they are on opposite poles.

This is not to say that there aren’t brilliant male cosplayers or smashing female trivia experts, this is to say that the need of the individual fan is met with opposing concepts: In order for me to find myself in comics, I need to make that space for myself, and that is a creative force. Het white cis males are more likely to do anything possible to defend and preserve the canon because the canon is built to cater to them.

Filed under crankypants if anyone can find that post and point me to it I'd appreciate it my google-fu has failed me

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So, for those wondering about my current radio silence:

On Aug 22, the Cap-Iron Man BB tumblr posted a one month warning, reminding authors that their drafts were due in one month.

And my brain said, “You could totally write a whole new story in a month.  It’s just 25K.  You can do it.”

And I said, “Brain, you are stupid.  We have prompts to finish, we have DJ fic that we’re in the middle of, we have like THREE fics that have been on hold for a month or more, we are not writing a BB fic.”

Brain said, “HAHAHAHAHAHHAAHA YES YOU ARE.”

Yes, I did.

Initial draft was just submitted, 46K+ and not quite finished.  Needs a little more expository work, a little clean up as to who is where and the passage of time.  But I did it.

In thirty days, I wrote a novel length story from scratch, posted 2 chapters of the Teen!DJ story, attended a con, worked 40+ hours a week, dealt with myriad bits of insanity, and tried to sleep on occasion.

My inbox is a mess, my posts are behind, fic is behind, everything is behind.  I’m going to try to catch up as soon as I finish cleaning this nonsense up enough for some poor artist to see it, and then I am going to sleep like, forever.

Please be patient with me as I try to get everything caught up.  Thank you, all, and I’m going to try to be actually responding to my inbox mails in the coming week, please forgive me for the delay. 8)

Filed under about me about fic dear cripes I make bad decisions We'll see how this one is received. 8)

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dr-kara:

At ACE!! Somehow made it without my banner and all but 5 prints, let’s see how this goes haha

If you’re down in the neighborhood, go visit Kara and buy her stuffs!

dr-kara:

At ACE!! Somehow made it without my banner and all but 5 prints, let’s see how this goes haha

If you’re down in the neighborhood, go visit Kara and buy her stuffs!

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I have survived The Big E!

-I like cows.  Just saying.  Yes, that was a butter sculpture, more than 600 pounds of butter carved into the shape of two children washing a cow.  As many of you pointed out, from that angle, it does look like they are cutting the cow in half.  It is not a saw.  It is a hose.  It’s ART, DAMMIT. 8)
-We saw Biggie!  He is the Big E mascot!  He is a woodchuck or a beaver or I don’t even know, but he’s got a vest and spats and a straw boater. I wanted to get a picture taken with him, but my companions in Fairtime still haven’t forgiven me for that incident in the France pavillion of Disney World with the giant kitten.  I idn’t push my luck.  (For those unfamiliar with Biggie, you can see that he is a non-threatening fellow!  Source because I did not get a picture and this one does not have anyone’s kids in it. 8) )
-The Yankee Candle shop did not have the Tumblr Famous “Mountain Lodge” scent.  We actively spent time googling how far we were from the factory store.  Like, Springfield.  We’re almost to Deerfield, right?  Then we realized we were stupid.
-There was a falconry group on the lawn of the New Hampshire building, and they had the PRETTIEST Harris Hawk.  I wanted to take him home.  This was frowned upon by my companions.  Because of the nearby presence of a lot of State Police officers from six different states.
-About half of my posts did not get through.  I may upload some more pictures later. 8)
-Ribbons won by friends of mine: 1 Blue Ribbon, best in her category!  GO KIM YOU MAKE EXCELLENT KNITTY THINGS!
-Food products purchased and consumed by our merry band: Maine Baked Potatoes (3), Clam Fritters, Apple Cider Donut, Gyros (2), Veggie Gyro, Blueberry Pie a’la mode, bottles of water (2), soda (1), Apple, Honey Straws (3 plain, 1 green apple)
-Foods sampled: Tropical Coconut Pretzel, Maple Soda, Maple Candy, Maple Cotton Candy, Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream, Summer Sausage, Pumpkin Seeds, Kettle Corn, various dips
-Food purchased and brought home: Kettle Corn (2 jumbo bags), Vidalia Onion and Dill cream dressing and Cream Puffs (3, 1 for Kate’s family,1 for me, 1 for my grandmother)
-Other things purchased: Cat toys (2), Pez dispensers (5), Postcards (various), beads (3 strands), Nail Polish Pens (Red, Blue, Gold, Green, and Glow in the Dark, ALL the Avengers Designs are coming sooooon), TOTALLY LEGIT Marvel products from the “Everything a Dollar!” tent (1 for me, one for Sam)
-Dinner tonight is a cup of miso soup and maybe later if I recover, leftover rice with more miso poured over it because I feel a little sick here people