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Title: Detonation Imminent
Author: Kairos
Fandom: MCU/Guardians of the Galaxy
Rating: General (some language, some violence, some creepy stuff)
Wordcount: This part, 2997
Characters/Pairing: Peter&Rocket; Tony/Pepper; Clint/Natasha; Bruce and some other guys show up here and there too
Summary: Peter's trying to figure out how to break out of the Avengers' base of operations.
Disclaimer: None of this is mine.

So, they can see us. Ain’t that nice to know.Collapse )

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All Places Are Alike to Me: at work
Mad-Eye: weird weird

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Now featuring quotes, manips, witticisms, and references that it's possible nobody else will understand.

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If you suspect I was trying to be funny with any of these but you don't get it, I would be happy to explain (not going to guarantee it will be funny once I do, though). For instance, the ones with the swan are a reference to some tweets that Christos Gage made about how they were trying to entice it away from the set while shooting and it kept coming back - I read those before I watched that episode so when the swan showed up I was like ahhhahaha!

The previous Daredevil icon posts, including the bases that I used for this set as well as a whole mess of others, can be found here, here, here, here, here, and here. I'll take requests if anyone wants an adjustment to something I already made, but aside from that this is the last post of this kind I'll be making.

Comments and credit are appreciated but not required. Don't hotlink. Enjoy!

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The Glue of the World: Barenaked Ladies - Call and Answer

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Liveblogging as I read:Collapse )

All in all...I guess I hated it less than I could have? I haven't stopped reading yet? I don't really know how to conclude this post.

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Title: Detonation Imminent
Author: Kairos
Fandom: MCU/Guardians of the Galaxy
Rating: General
Wordcount: 2958 (wow!)
Characters/Pairing: Peter&Rocket; Tony/Pepper; Clint/Natasha; Bruce and some other guys show up here and there too
Summary: Peter's trying to figure out how to be a leader. He decides that breaking into the Avengers' base of operations is a good place to start.
Disclaimer: None of this is mine.
Notes: I looked up "whump" the other day after seeing it in some story summaries on Ao3, and then today I finished this chapter and thought, whoa. I write whump. I wouldn't say I'm proud of it but this is what Rocket does to me.

Overall, though, I've gotten attached to this story and it feels good to have picked up another fandom I can confidently write for. The reviews have been enthusiastic, and on FF.net it's recently overtaken "Let Me In" (which has been up for nearly seven years!) for follows. So, to all readers and GotG fans, I mean this from the bottom of my heart: go whump yourselves.

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Mad-Eye: happy happy

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Here is a selection from my fandom autobiography: at some point in college, after really enjoying the first two X-Men movies, I decided it was time to check out the real thing. Hitherto, my experience with comic books was limited to Sandman and Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, which both have their merits but are pretty far removed from the superhero genre.

I fell madly in love with Uncanny X-Men. I started with the Essential collections, but they weren't getting published fast enough so I started going to comic shops and searching for individual issues for everything after #179. When events in the series alerted me to crossovers with New Mutants and X-Factor, I took on those too. I was really determined to get it all read in order, which entailed some ridiculously convoluted checklist-keeping and has resulted in the ownership of a lot of issues and collections I've never even cracked.

Shortly after graduation I spent the better part of the year abroad, where it's really hard to find Marvel comics in English, especially when you're penniless. The long intervals I spent waiting for my next fix took some wind out of my sails, and for the next few years I only managed to read a few issues a month and then I watched Buffy and X-Men got permanently moved to the backseat.

...UNTIL NOW! I got an account at Marvel Unlimited, which I hadn't known was a thing until I read an interview with Charlie Cox where he said a benefit of playing Daredevil is that he gets full access to Marvel comics (I LOVE HIM). And then I didn't realize that it's actually pretty affordable (and there's currently a one-month-free deal), and gives you access to FIFTEEN THOUSAND COMICS.

Every arc I loved, every issue I missed is in there. I can fill in the gaps in my collection and keep going, meet the classic characters I never made it to (helloooo Gambit!). I started with Secret Wars and finally found out what happened between Colossus and Zsaji (he's a hormonal teenage lackwit, just as I expected). And I can branch out, too. Guardians of the Galaxy? Heck yes. (Already started on a few of those and I hate the way they draw Rocket but canon Peter is exactly what I hoped he was.) Daredevil? Why the hell not. Spider-Man? Low priority, but yeah, Spider-Man!

I know this isn't going to interest most of my flist but I had to squee about it. X-Men is back in my life! Hey guys does anyone like comics? Shall we talk about comics??

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Mad-Eye: excited excited
The Glue of the World: keyboard improv

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Okay, I tried to give it a complete overhaul, but eventually circled back to the same layout with a different header and colors. There are a few elements I always want to keep, like the tag cloud, and it turns out I suck at building anything from scratch that incorporates the new stuff without losing my very identity the format that has worked for the past five years.

And it really has been five years; I was just going through my old entries and thinking about how we all got here. I've been posting a lot lately because my secret is that I love attention, and this site has gotten me more of it than any other. It also didn't feel quite right that a random visitor would see all of the MCU flailing and think that's what I'm all about, though, so I thought it was a good time to put the original packaging back on: hence the B/A header.

Not that I won't miss the old one (salute to carlyinrome who made it for me), but it's probably time to start moving away from all the Dav Pilkey I have wallpapering every corner I've staked out on the internet. The book and its art are still as meaningful to me as ever, but self-expression through someone else's creation is the kind of thing that should have its time and then pass. Plus, I've had a few people think that the pictures were my own, and that's kind of awkward. I'll work on a new "Friends Only" banner next, then maybe figure out something new for my profile. Change is hard when you're perpetual. Fortunately, Janas tucked a little bit of Pilkey into the header, so I won't have to let go altogether.

So that's today's news. And in a more official capacity, thank you janasbangel! Everyone please take a look and address your admiration to her.

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All Places Are Alike to Me: at work
Mad-Eye: nostalgic nostalgic

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....And that's it, that's all my screenshots! One more set coming to put words on some of them and make them real icons. It's been fun but toward the end it was starting to feel like work, so I think I'm done with graphics projects for a while.

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...Except I'm working on my page layout, and I didn't want to tell you yet because I have an absolutely gorgeous new banner made by janasbangel and the blog it's on doesn't do it justice, but I also didn't want you to stumble upon it and wonder why I had left it there without pointing it out to everyone.

It's been for-freakin'-ever since I did any customizing on this site and it turns out I still don't know what I'm doing, so it may take a while to get it all looking nice...at which point I'll inform you again so you can ooh and ahh over the banner in a better context. (No, the tiled strips behind it right now are not an accident. I was experimenting. For science.)

Anyway enjoy the icons and all.

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Mad-Eye: accomplished accomplished
The Glue of the World: Black Lab - Wash It Away

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Title: Detonation Imminent
Author: Kairos
Fandom: MCU/Guardians of the Galaxy
Rating: General
Wordcount: 2478
Characters/Pairing: Peter&Rocket; Tony/Pepper; Clint/Natasha
Summary: Peter's trying to figure out how to be a leader. He decides that breaking into the Avengers' base of operations is a good place to start.
Disclaimer: None of this is mine.
Notes: FINALLY.

You can get one implanted for like twenty credits on Xandar.Collapse )

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All Places Are Alike to Me: at work
Mad-Eye: productive productive

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I thought this would be the last batch but it turns out I have even more screencaps than I thought I did, so there will be one more (small) set in between this and the fun one where I use the bases as bases.

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The usual rules apply - don't hotlink, and that's the only rule.

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Mad-Eye: peaceful peaceful
The Glue of the World: Tom Russell - The Man From God Knows Where

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Even if it's not that great, I ought to love this show. I mean, I appreciate quality, but I'm not ashamed to say I'm more immediately attracted to genre, cool visuals, cheap thrills, familiarity, and Whedonverse actors, and AoS has all of that stuff in spades, and anyway the quality isn't that bad. What am I missing?

I guess part of it is situational; I have a habit of dividing my attention when I'm watching anything that doesn't have me completely enthralled, and since the first season was so wobbly, I never quite had both of my eyes on it at once, and then the second season began and I had no idea what was going on. TV is not so fun when you have no idea what's going on. I've made multiple attempts to start the second season or the whole series over, and the same thing happens every time. Now whenever there's a plot twist or some significant development, I'm not getting the full effect because I still have no idea what's going on. I don't love the characters like I'm supposed to and I can never quite make myself believe that what happens in the show can affect the rest of the MCU even when I've seen proof.

Right now I'm all caught up because I bought the season on XBox in advance (and it was hella expensive), and I think I want to keep watching, but can I really justify this? Is a rewatch going to work, if I make myself sit down and watch and refuse to touch my phone? Can anyone just start going off in the comments about what you like about this show, or what you predict is going to happen next, or also what has already happened because as stated previously, I have no idea?

And to finish with a slightly more pointed grudge: I resent Gordon for not being the Marvel canon character he should have been. The Inhumans-as-Mutants makes sense given the copyright issues but I'm an X-Fan first and a flimsy replacement is always going to feel like a flimsy replacement.

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Mad-Eye: confused confused

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I've been nominated:



Which is nice, because I had honestly thought that nobody aside from ital_gal and one stranger on FF.net had read that story and I was considering throwing in my hat for the series.

Thanks for keeping those awards going, whoever is responsible! Something feels wrong about the way I used the expression about throwing in one's hat just now but it's late and I'm tired so I'm not going to look into it.

EDIT: I was considering THROWING IN THE TOWEL. Thank you, editors-on-the-fly!

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Mad-Eye: grateful grateful
The Glue of the World: Skyrim

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Mad-Eye: relaxed relaxed
The Glue of the World: Meiko Kaji - The Flower of Carnage

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Spoilers for the whole 13 yards.Collapse )

I've got more but I think it's best if I space them out, plus I'm headed out of the office soon. It's a good thing I've got an episode of AoS to watch tonight, or I'd probably be like "well, time to start a third round of Daredevil..."

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All Places Are Alike to Me: at work
Mad-Eye: contemplative contemplative

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These are starting to show up out of order because of the way I'm saving and editing them as I rewatch, but I do have screencaps from every episode and they'll all get here sooner or later.

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As usual, anyone can do whatever they want with them, but comments and credit are of course always appreciated. :)

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Mad-Eye: content content
The Glue of the World: Scissor Sisters - Laura

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Okay, I've seen the new Avengers and I'm ready to talk about it now.

Spoilers of course.Collapse )

And that's all I have to say at the moment. You take over!

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Mad-Eye: bouncy bouncy
The Glue of the World: Tori Amos - Mr. Zebra

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...And one stupid graphic. :)

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Mad-Eye: silly silly
The Glue of the World: The Beatles - Across the Universe

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I was trying to ease up on the Daredevilmania, and then I realized, wtf, this is a fandom LJ, it's supposed to be used for gushing about TV shows and superheroes.

Some observations on what makes Matt Murdock so irresistible. Vague spoilers for the entire season.Collapse )

I'm already rewatching, big surprise. More icons coming, too, although I need to think of some way to dress them up myself instead of just marketing them as bases. And I know what song I would use if I was going to make a vid. And it's getting harder to write fanfiction for the obsession that came before this one...

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Mad-Eye: restless restless
The Glue of the World: Skyrim

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Title: Detonation Imminent
Author: Kairos
Fandom: MCU/Guardians of the Galaxy
Rating: General
Wordcount: 2492
Characters/Pairing: Peter&Rocket; Tony/Pepper; Clint/Natasha
Summary: Peter's trying to figure out how to be a leader. He decides that breaking into the Avengers' base of operations is a good place to start.
Disclaimer: None of this is mine.

For future reference, this is an example of taking necessary precautions.Collapse )

Previous chapter.

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The Glue of the World: Sigur Ros - Glosoli

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You want something done you gotta do it yourself...

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Do whatever you want with them. Credit and comments are nice but not required.

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All Places Are Alike to Me: Hell's Kitchen (no not really)
Mad-Eye: pleased pleased
The Glue of the World: Black Lab - Wash It Away

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