So, yesterday I watched Cap & Iron Man: Best Friends Who Love Each Other (aka Iron Man Captain America Heroes United, but I like my title better). It was more-or-less animated fanfiction. Like, the script was clearly a sendoff of MCU for both of them (the references and jokes, etc), except where it was 616 Cap and Tony in the roles. More EMH or Avengers Assemble than MCU, but someone CLEARLY LOVED MCU when they wrote the thing. There were some gems in the dialogue and in some of the situational writing, but let’s make no mistake - the movie was awful and I loved every minute.
What I loved:
TASKMASTER! :D :D :D So I love Taskmaster because of one of his storylines with Deadpool oh-god-I-don’t-know-when-that-was-or-who-wrote-it, but it was a++ and he’s sort of an anti-hero in it. Whoever did Taskmaster’s voice acting I could totally kiss, they were perfect.
The tron-lighted Hydra scientists and their great banter.
The peek at the other team members not actually in the movie, including FALCON, AW YES! (Which is why I think it might be Avengers Assemble-verse)
Cap & Tony being besties and huge dorks. :D
What I… well, I didn’t HATE it, but I definitely noticed it:
Seriously? SERIOUSLY? Cap & Tony are arguing AGAIN about strategy vs. improv, and AGAIN they come to the conclusion that their ways both suck alone and they’re much better together. Also, the examples of both were very confused and I don’t think the writers had any idea what exactly either of their fortes even meant.
Hydra has, like, one idea ever. It’s like beating a dead horse at this point. HILARIOUSLY there’s a one-liner that lampshades this, but… sigh.
I love fanfiction, friends, I love it, but I know when I’m reading an early work by someone with good instincts who is still learning. I also know when I’m watching it. It’s the same take on an older theme and plot, with mostly-accurate portrayals, and some added, ‘HOW ABOUT THIS? THIS WOULD BE AWESOME!’ vibrating through the entire structure.
Why I’m writing this:
~SPOILERS - HUGE FUCKING SPOILERS~
The solution to the problem(s) was the Hulk. Hulk. Is it your movie, Hulk? It is not. In a movie about Iron Man and Cap saving the day, Hulk cannot be the reason you win. If you are writing a movie about IRON MAN AND CAP BEING BESTIES AND KICKING ASS do NOT write yourself into a corner where you require deus ex hulk to not die. It completely undercuts your theme and most of the narrative set up.
But… I did like that at the VERY END, Hulk does exactly what I was thinking. He knocks their heads together in a ‘now kiss’ moment and it is beautiful.
~END OF HUGE FUCKING SPOILERS~
So. Basically. I loved it, it was ridiculous, I would highly recommend if you want something silly to watch and don’t expect a cinematic masterpiece. It’s very aware that it’s a cheap, goofy cartoon, and it owns it. :) To be honest… I’d probably even watch it again.
digging into my 8tracks - F O U R M I X E S F O R O C T O B E R :
(made in 2010-11)
i. A l l H a l l o w’ s E v e [ l i s t e n ]
for midnight walks in cemeteries under the full moon, wolf girls, leather-clad vampires and spell-whispering witches.
if i had a heart fever ray | gallows cocorosie | night tasseomancy | warpaint warpaint | kill the clown soley | magic rabbit my brightest diamond | red right hand nick cave and the bad seeds | touniquet rasputina | werewolf cat power | repos jorane | the score sarah slean | under ice kate bush | ghost song patrick wolf - [ image credit ]
ii. W i l d M a g i c [ l i s t e n ]
the wildness and calmness of dancing under the moon.
into the woods cilla jane | darken her horse austra | if i had a heart fever ray | we were sparkling my brightest diamond | against the sky vashti bunyan | won’t be long sea of bees | healthy hands (will mourn you) tasseomancy | majesty warpaint | two planets bat for lashes | get some lykke li | wolf & i oh land - [ image credit ]
iii. D a r k W i t c h [ l i s t e n ]
the night of the souls. the day of the dead
how we quit the forest rasputina | keep the streets empty for me fever ray | something of an end my brightest diamond | the wizard bat for lashes | everybody loves you jenn grant | dead things emiliana torrini | constant craving charlotte martin | invisible ones guard the gate orenda fink | en cendres émilie simon | blue planet jorane | iiee tori amos - [ image credit ]
ix. C o m e L i t t l e C h i l d r e n [ l i s t e n ]
for the fun side of Halloween, the silly and not so scary, but still a bit spooky. for the candy collecting children.
i got a rock charlie brown | anything can happen on halloween tim curry | beetlejuice main titles danny elfman | i put a spell on you (and now you’re mine) bette midler | friday the 13th theme harry manfredini | double trouble (harry potter & the prisoner of azkaban) city of prague philhamornic orchestra | come little children sarah jessica parker | ghostbusters ray parker jr. | monster mash bobby ‘boris’ pickett | remains of the day (corpse bride) danny elfman | the addams family theme song vic mizzy | ding dong! the witch is dead the fifth estate | this is halloween danny elfman | dance of the witches danny elfman
Bereczki Zoltán as Mercutio.
I just saw the captions and I knew that I had to reblog this.
what the hell is going on in this gifset because I kind of want it.
Welcome to what is ‘Romeo es Julia’, the Hungarian adaptation of Romeo et Juliette that takes place in a dystopian future and contains an epileptic Tybalt, fire, a very very very bisexual Mercutio, fire, leather, chain mail, fire, a fucking terrifying double suicide that Romeo and Juliet manage to pull off that is hella crazy, fire, blood, and fire.
DID I MENTION FIRE BECAUSE HUNGARIAN THEATRE ALWAYS HAS SOME SHIT ON FIRE I SWEAR.
Available with English subtitles.
Also, Mercutio is definitely bisexual in this and it’s my favourite thing ever.
I can’t even…
I will reblog this every time.
I loved math in HS because there was no bullshit. Do the calculations, get the answer. There was a fucking answer and I loved it. I hated some of my other classes because you had to make shit up and then try to convince people you were right. If you had a proof in math, it was a fucking proof. Certainty during adolescence is a gift, and that kind of love doesn’t really go away
Somewhere along the way I figured out critical thinking and in a hilarious twist of fate am now a writer who bailed on her programming job, but Let Me Tell You, it’s not because I no longer love math or science or programming or any of the STEM subjects.
Everyone has a point where it’s ‘too much bullshit’, and somewhere between 4th and 12th grade, 48% of young women hit that point. Your love has to be greater than the bullshit to stay. You want more women contributing to the fields they love? Cut out the bullshit, wherever form it takes.
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"There was an awesome sequence where they confronted each other in a ravine on the outskirts of D.C. and Hawkeye was shooting a series of arrows closing in on Cap, Cap closing in on him. And then Cap took him down and he realized for the first time that Hawkeye was trying to trick SHIELD, where he whispered something into Cap’s ear that Cap had a tracker on his suit and to punch Hawkeye to make it look real, because there was a Quinjet hovering above where they were watching the feedback back at SHIELD."
Me: Roll over.
GM: The hedgehog rolls over. It’s adorable.
GM: You take a few steps away. The hedgehog remains where it is.
GM: The hedgehog heals you for 5 HP.
Me: Holy shit.