MCU Rolling Remix theories

Jun. 18th, 2017 08:28 pm
nenya_kanadka: Captain America shield with text "Son, just don't" (MCU Capt America son just don't)
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Trying to figure out what order the stories were written for the MCU Rolling Remix 2017 story set--which I'm finding harder than last time, even though there's fewer stories.

I know there's two streams, and I've figured out what I think are the first two stories in each stream. Then there's three stories about Wanda (but I am not sure what sparked the first of them) and two stories about Steve, Tony, Natasha, and a robot, and then one story (that might be related to that one somehow?) set in Wakanda after Civil War (the others seem to all be based on Age of Ultron though).

HMMMM.

Current theories:

Stream One:
Fractures and Echoes
Between Past and Present Tense
Captain America Was Here [carries over the Steve vs Tony, Avengers team theme]
Worlds Apart (Coming Together)
Until We Hit the Ground (The Exit Sandman Remix) [IDK where this one goes remix/plot-wise, but this is the last slot left, and it has a later story number than the others]

Stream Two:
Fractures and Echoes
Paper Wings
Gaze Upon the Glass (a war poem remix) [carries over the grief/hospitals/bedside theme but changes it from Steve & Peggy to Wanda & Pietro?]
Bedside Vigil (The Cups of Comfort Remix)
Rebuilding, Restoring (The Found Family Remix)

Alternately, maybe Captain America Was Here is a remix of Paper Wings, and Gaze Upon the Glass picks up the "Steve's past" theme from Between Past and Present Tense (Steve calling Tony Howard --> Steve remembering other stuff from the 40s).

Anybody else have thoughts?

Story-wise Until We Hit The Ground was really good (or maybe just very angsty, it's one of those days where I can't tell), and the ones with Steve and Tony arguing over how to run the Avengers team (via smashing Tony's robot) were a lot of fun. I'm glad Wanda got so many stories, even though I can't quite follow the thread that got from what I think are the earlier stories to that. Overall it seems like more contemplative, even sad, stories this time out, but with a strong team-looks-out-for-each-other vibe, which I like.

R.I.P. Stephen Furst

Jun. 18th, 2017 12:19 am
stardreamer: Lit candle (remembrance)
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Stephen Furst, better known to most of us as Vir Cotto on Babylon 5, has died at age 63. According to his son, the cause was complications from diabetes.

Furst was one of the guests at the infamous Space City Con in Galveston a few years ago. I was able to chat with him for a few minutes, and to tell him that Vir was my favorite B5 character.

"I'd like to live just long enough to be there when they cut off your head and stick it on a pike as a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price. I would look up at your lifeless eyes and wave like this. [gives a mockingly cheerful finger waggle] Can you and your associates arrange this for me, Mr. Morden?"

Fly with the sparks, Vir. You will be missed.

Motley lives again

Jun. 17th, 2017 03:11 pm
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I recreated my childhood cat, Motley, in plush:

plush tortoiseshell cat

plush tortoiseshell cat plush tortoiseshell cat

She was small and dainty, so I scaled down my usual cat pattern a little, to about 8" tall. The stripes on her face weren't so bright, but Sharpies don't come in burnt orange. I thought about using a brown Sharpie, but the orange was better despite being too bright.

The real Motley:

three images of a tortoiseshell cat

The color in the center top is the most accurate. On the left, that's a small (3") toy squirrel that she's playing with. The kittens behind her on the right are Snowball and Sphinx (who was half-an-orange-tabby, with noticeable stripes only on his left side).

summer

Jun. 12th, 2017 06:47 pm
readinggeek451: (Sleeping pig)
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It was oven-hot at lunchtime today.

At least it's not sauna-hot. (That will be August.)

Tomorrow will also be mega-hot. Then we get thunderstorms because of a cool front. Friday's forecast high is lower than tonight's forecast low.

GIP

Jun. 12th, 2017 11:46 am
commodorified: Photo of a pin that says "bi-furious" in red letters, with flames. (Bi-furious)
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Remember GIPs?

This, my friends, my darlings, is a GIP.

With thanks to [personal profile] redbird who is kind enough to share.

summer

Jun. 10th, 2017 07:53 pm
readinggeek451: (summer bear)
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After a long string of spring-like weather, summer is finally here. It was hot enough today, and tomorrow and Monday will be more so. Going to be 90ish tomorrow, with an air quality alert. A good day to stay indoors and do very little. Good thing that was already the plan.

R.I.P. Adam West

Jun. 10th, 2017 11:51 am
stardreamer: Lit candle (remembrance)
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The iconic star of the "BIFF! POW! BAM!" Batman TV series has died at age 88, after a short battle with leukemia.

The linked article says it much better than I can, so I will merely note that I watched and enjoyed the show during its run, and have never felt embarrassed about having done so. If they could make a comedy series out of German concentration camps*, making one out of Batman was small potatoes by comparison.

Fly with the sparks, Mr. West. You will be missed.



* Hogan's Heroes, for those too young to remember. It was a comedy riff on the movie Stalag 17.