Does anyone not attending want a VVC DVD set? They are $15 + whatever it costs me to ship them to you, which will probably be cheaper than a non-attending membership, which also comes with a DVD set. The non-attending membership sets, however, will probably get mailed to you much more promptly.
[Avengers Prime] is a personal favorite project of mine. There are many, many things I'm proud of in my Avengers run, but there are going to be certain things that are personally successful to me where I don't even care if anybody else like it or not.
It's possible that he just means he loved working with Alan Davis on the project, because he talks about at great length before getting back to the content of the book:
[It] seemed like this was exactly the kind of story for Cap and Iron Man to really remember why they like each other," Bendis said. "I joked at the time that it was kind of like a super hero couples' retreat. They really just needed to get away from it all and sit around a campfire with Thor, who loves them both and was there to kind of referee and quietly nudge them towards each other. The hope was that by the end of the adventure, all will be forgiven."
Also, he is big on Thor as a yenta. Who knew?
Meanwhile, I think I am going to have to stop reading scans_daily, because I seem to love everything they hate. This may be because I have a grave, grave weakness for Tony Stark as a supervillain. (I'll admit my affection is as nothing to Jonathan Hickman's love for the moral ambiguity or outright evil of Reed Richards. That is some passion, man.) In retrospect, the opening of Avengers #1 is now incredibly creepy.
Title: And Then
Fandom: Das Wachsfigurenkabinett | Waxworks (1924) (plus a stealth crossover)
Length: 1640 words
Content notes: Author chooses not to warn
Summary: The stories told by the museum owner's daughter are not quite the same as the stories told by the poet.
Waxworks is an early silent film available in full at Youtube. A man applies for a job at a waxworks museum by writing the stories of three of the wax figures: Haroun al-Raschid, Ivan the Terrible, and Spring-Heeled Jack. The writer himself appears in a romantic role in each story he writes, as does the pretty daughter of the museum owner.
( Image from Avengers #2 by Jonathan Hickman & Jerome Opeña )
The role of Carol and Jessica's sassy straight best friend is played by Jessica Jones (not seen in this issue).
Also, fyi, Incredible Hulk #2 is all about the relationship between Tony and Bruce. The way the movieverse is percolating through the comicsverse is kind of adorable.
This is the first exchange between Steve and Tony in Hickman and Opeña's relaunch, Avengers #1:
( Large images )
Thanks, Jonathan Hickman! You're the best.
"What Mark Millar ended up writing and what I thought was interesting about 'Civil War' were two different things. I asked if he was going to do a story at the end where Iron Man and Cap have it out over Cap's dead body. He had no interest in that, but I thought it was the best part of the whole thing," Bendis explained.
I feel that this quote encapsulates why I have diametrically opposed feelings towards Mark Millar and Brian Bendis as writers.
I thought some of you might like to see the actual references.
( Introducing Henry Hellrung )
Sadly, I could not find the crowd scene where some lady tells Tony Stark she thinks he's much better looking than Robert Downey, Jr. Instead I present to you the most recent bit of Steve/Tony shippery written by Brian Michael Bendis. Because I can.
( There is also that time Spider-man says Steve and Tony are the mom and dad of the Avengers )
She wants to go and explore each corner of the kingdom, into all the places where the earth withered and died. There was so much change, those years she was locked away, and a Queen would ride out and see it all, look into the dead lands and bring what light she could. But when she talks of it, after they bury the dead and after she is crowned, they act as though she has suggested something unthinkable. Why would she leave the safety of the castle to venture into the wilds of the forests and the mountains? They forget that this place was a prison to her longer than it was a home.
SHIELD plays paintball. Naturally, the Avengers form a temporary alliance.
Amy, It Starts Out Like an A-Word (As Anyone Can See)
After the movie, the Avengers help clean up Sesame Street.
kellifer_fic, Frankie Says Relax
Darcy Lewis, Avengers Initiative PA.
Steve's 21st century friends are weird
hollimichele, the hip and the dead
Steve Rogers, Brooklyn hipster.
Lady_Ganesh, Soft Skills
The Avengers introduce Steve to the 21st century.
Steve replaces Coulson's vintage deck.
Before I saw the movie, I was a little sad because I figured it would do all the work of creating the team bonding and also the Steve/Tony friendship*, as this is especially relevant to my interests, and then there would be fewer fic versions. So, although I would have loved to see more Joss doing character interactions, in a weird way I am really excited that there is still room for fandom to play in that particular area.
PLAY MORE, FANDOM.
* I know, the movie has launched Tony/Bruce in a big way. But I have faith some fans will continue to fulfill my Steve/Tony needs. If people can get Steve/Tony out of Ultimates**, the movie should be a cakewalk.
** Ultimates wants you to ship Tony/Thor. Like, A LOT. I haven't seen anyone take up the invitation, though.
These are gen (sometimes with mention of canonical romances) unless otherwise noted.
( Fic )
( Vids )
Title: Empty (The Mirror Neuron Remix)
Fandom: Yami no Matsuei/Descendants of Darkness
Recipient: ranalore for Remix Redux 10: X Marks the Spot
Length: 1600 words
Content notes: Violence, sexual assault, child abuse, miscarriage
Spoilers: This probably won't make much sense if you haven't read the GenSouKai arc in Volumes 10-11.
Summary: Babies have to learn to distinguish inside from outside, and it takes Hisoka longer than most.
Notes: I pinch hit a remix and now I feel a little less guilty about defaulting the last time I signed up. Of course, I kept rewriting it after go-live, because my time management hasn't actually gotten that much better. Sorry!
- What got you into this fandom in the first place?
- Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
- Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
- Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
- Do you think more people should get into this fandom?
laurashapiro gave me: The X Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
I'm better off doing this in chronological order, I think, and also cutting because I am long-winded:
( Buffy the Vampire Slayer )
( The X Files )
( The Sarah Connor Chronicles )
( Pepper/Steve/Tony )
( Team-Building )
( Steve/Tony )
( Steve/Tony UST )
( Arc reactor trauma is the best trauma )
( In which Phil Coulson is awesomely competent )
When I import avisynth scripts (using AVCSource for dga indices of h264 files) into Premiere Pro CS5.5, I get the error "AVS File Error! LoadPlugin: unable to load $path/DGAVCDecode.dll". It's the same error whether I spell out the plugin path or leave it assumed (it's in the default plugin directory). The same scripts run without a problem in VirtualDubMod. Other scripts using DGDEcode.dll import into Premiere without a problem.
Any ideas on how to fix this, or an alternate filter for h264 source?
Help much appreciated!
LoadPlugin("C:\Program Files (x86)\AviSynth 2.5\plugins64\DGAVCDecode.dll")
Windows 7 64-bit
Premiere Pro CS5.5
Avisynth 2.5.8 64-bit 4/16/10
Pwolf's Premiere CS AVS Importer x64 1.1 plugin