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06 March 2013 @ 12:52 am
"so why can't I sleep?"  
Thanking you for all the lovely birthday wishes! Since it's a weekday I didn't really get up to much, but some family came to visit, which was nice, and there was cake, which was yummy. I was actually far more excited about the fact that a new Iron Man 3 trailer was released today than about being another year older though *grins*. I can't help it, time happens all the time, I'm always getting older, but Iron Man 3 people, PRIORITIES:



We're also finally getting Season 5 of Castle in the UK on March 20th!!! We only recently got the second season of White Collar, which I'd been waiting years for, and then it's just sailed straight into the third season, what?! Elementary and Chicago Fire have just returned after an irritating mid-season break, and Arrow is off for a few weeks but back soon, and Revolution is on the way, which looks interesting. March, hello, we're going to be friends this year.
 
 
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A clean house is the sign of a misspent lifealphaflyer on March 6th, 2013 01:18 am (UTC)
Finally got into LJ today (been giving me hiccups) and yes, happy b-day! THANK YOU for that trailer. I am SO there. (I suppose there are no rumours about a Hawkeye cameo ...?)

Also in May comes Star Trek 2, so ... yeah.

inkvoices: avengers:jeremy renner b&winkvoices on March 7th, 2013 05:34 pm (UTC)
Thanking you :) I haven't heard about a Hawkeye cameo or not, but to be honest I've been thinking that would be more a Winter Solider prospect. And yep, Star Trek as well, so much goodness coming this year!
hufflepuffsneak: Baby Tasha Cooler Than Youhufflepuffsneak on March 6th, 2013 01:20 am (UTC)
Start Trek! Iron Man! *clappy hands*

Also, Happy birthday.
inkvoices: avengers:synchronized flailinginkvoices on March 7th, 2013 05:34 pm (UTC)
So many good films! *is bouncy* and thanking you :)
sweetwatersong: [avengers] blackhawk smilessweetwatersong on March 6th, 2013 02:27 am (UTC)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! \o/
inkvoices: avengers:smile (clint&tasha)inkvoices on March 7th, 2013 05:35 pm (UTC)
THANKING YOU <3
Frea O'Scanlin: Natasha Are You Seriousfrea_o on March 6th, 2013 02:55 am (UTC)
Holy crap, it was your birthday?? Happy birthday!!

Also, you like Chicago Fire? *rests chin on hands* Am I allowed to gush to you about all of my Leslie Shay feelings? Because there are a lot.

And that trailer is awesome. Still digesting it and trying to figure out if Pepper becomes Rescue.
inkvoices: avengers:your faceinkvoices on March 7th, 2013 05:43 pm (UTC)
Alas, it was, heh. Thanking you :)

I like a lot of things that I don't chat about online because I don't fanfic them or generally have much to say beyond 'Oh I liked that' *grins* but yes! Chicago Fire! Feel free to gush at me about whatever you like to do with a group of people being all team-family (and being a mix of ages, races, backgrounds, gender, sexuality, and all that jazz without it ever having to be a thing).

I...don't actually have leanings one way or the other on Pepper becoming Rescue or not. I have HUGE feelings on her being strong. She gets a bit of stick in the MCU fandom, I think, or at least gets somehow classed as lesser than Natasha and ladies that physically kick ass, but she's CEO, Organiser Extraordinaire, and so much wonderful, and her face in the trailer with the flames behind her? It doesn't matter whether she goes on to physically kick ass or destroy the people who dare to do that to her by taking all of their money and power away from them. That face. Now they're in for it.
Frea O'Scanlin: I'll Be an Elffrea_o on March 8th, 2013 05:48 pm (UTC)
My sister is trying to encourage me to write fic where Natasha and Leslie Shay are sisters. It's not going too well for her, but I like that she's passionate about it. I love that Shay's storylines aren't about ZOMG she's a lesbian, but how she has heartbreak and stress to deal with just like everybody else. And you're so right about the melting pot family that's their crew at the station. I love scenes where they're all just hanging out at the table talking.

I think you're completely right about Pepper. I love her because she's a strong female character in the actual sense of what a strong female character is, rather than what Hollywood tries to sell us. She sticks to her ideals, she has a life, she makes her own decisions, she's kickass and a corporate ninja, and she's phenomenal. meanwhile Hollywood wants us to believe that a strong female character is somebody who can punch you in the face and wear a cute wife-beater while doing it. I actually find her really intimidating to write, which is why I've been procrastinating on this fic I need to write where everybody forgets Tony's birthday.

....whoops.
inkvoices: i am no birdinkvoices on March 31st, 2013 01:21 am (UTC)
Hmm *thinky head tilt*. In an AU world maybe? YES, I love that things like what someone's sexuality is or race or anything doesn't get in the way of how they all interact. And the unconventional family that she's becoming part of, how wonderful is that?! :D

meanwhile Hollywood wants us to believe that a strong female character is somebody who can punch you in the face and wear a cute wife-beater while doing it. And you've just explained my own brain to me because THIS only it wasn't articulate in my head. I love Natasha, I love all the ass-kicking females, but Pepper is an expression of other ways in which women are amazing and she does it without compromise.

I've been reading Matt Fraction's The Invincible Iron Man graphic novels recently and there's a part where Natasha, Maria, and Pepper team up to save the day, and Maria says something like 'hang on, we're being rescued by Tony Stark's secretary?' It's a bit of a cop out because she's doing a sneaky-fighting type rescue rather than a CEO type rescue, but still. The moment in Iron Man where she avoids Stane chasing her down by dragging Coulson into her wake, high heels stalking out of there, loved that.

...i need to do those Pepper icons.
Frea O'Scanlin: Dancingfrea_o on April 4th, 2013 02:43 pm (UTC)
I think I'd happily clear out my Violet Crawley link to put a Pepper icon in. I've been seeing a lot about Matt Fraction on Tumblr and he's actually making me want to read comics (though I really, really can't stand the art on the Hawkeye series). Is the art on the Invincible Iron Man better?

Also, it's my headcanon that once Tony started doing things like wearing a metal suit and privatizing world peace, Pepper decided she needed something more serious than kick-boxing. She's a woman who plans ahead, and all.

Also, I've seen a lot more about her role in IM3 since this conversation took place and I CANNOT WAIT.
inkvoices: avengers:clint comic buttinkvoices on April 5th, 2013 12:43 am (UTC)
I actually quite like Aja's art in the Hawkeye series, it grew on me, but then I put up with some naff art in Sandman and Watchmen for the story. The older comics with their pop colours though, if I have to read a lot of those I prefer black and white, talk about eye sore sometimes :S The art for all of Fraction's Invincible Iron Man is done by Larroca and is more...gah, dunno how to describe art...it's like Joss Whedon's X Men run or the marvel Now Avengers or the Serenity comics. Aims for realism. You can see examples if you do a google image search, also he did the covers. I like it :)

Ooo, yes, good headcanon! ...actually, kick-boxing in some of those heels could probably do damage. If she could keep her balance.
Random Wonderings of a Curious Girlbook_junkie007 on March 6th, 2013 06:01 am (UTC)
Happy birthday! I couldn't remember if you like Doctor Who or not, so I didn't get you anything on the internet.

*whispers* I think you can download Castle eps on UK iTunes.
inkvoices: dr who:tardis homeinkvoices on March 7th, 2013 05:47 pm (UTC)
Thanking you! Aww, you don't need to get me anything, just gimme a smile...there we go :D I do like Doctor Who, and I have a thing about fandoms in the sticky post at the top of my journal.

*sigh* I know, but a) that costs money and b) it's one of the shows that I watch with my dad, so I'd have to do the attatch computer to tv thing and I don't have a cable (which would also cost money) and I'm not very good at hardware tech saviness. Plus c) me and my dad have now corrupted family members and friends into watching this show as well (my enabling; it is not just an internet thing *evil grin*), so. We're ALL waiting for it and then we get a mass YAY :D
Wickedly Ethereal: black and white smileashen_key on March 6th, 2013 06:23 am (UTC)
Ooh, happy birthday! :D

I have SO MANY THOUGHTS on that new trailer, IDEK where to start. I saw it this morning, and I'm still mulling.
inkvoices: avengers:kiss (tony and pepper)inkvoices on March 7th, 2013 05:48 pm (UTC)
Thanking you! :D Yeah, I can't form wordy thoughts because there are too many. Damn, they packed a lot into that trailer <3