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The problem with getting back into fandom is that I have three windows open with probably around 70 tabs and I can't close any of them what if I miss a fic or a meta or a link somewhere interesting???

Plus, I've somehow gone from desperatly digging around the internet archive for some recced Harry/Ginny Harry Potter fics (yes, I finally found ones on deleted and purged journals WHYYYY) through some Due South nostalgia and now I'm reading a huge Captain America modern veterans-with-PTSD AU.

What.

I also now save fic links in:
My excel spreadsheet of doom (still labeled as Torchwood recs ha ha)
Random TextEdit Files (mostly labeled)
Diigo (ok, I only save meta in Diigo)
Evernote (because I am now terrified of deletions)

So good luck to future me who wants to find anything! My fandom saves are just as messy as everything else. *confetti*

ETA: AND NOW I'M READING CHECK, PLEASE FIC, SM I BLAME YOU I HAVE NO TIME FOR THIS.

Also I might need a pinterest account to save all the fic. #fandom
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1) Star Wars fandom is going through the "OMG IF YOU DON'T READ THE NEW EXPANDED UNIVERSE AND INCLUDE IT IN UR META, UR WRONG" phase, and I recognize this is a fandom that predates my experiences and whatever, but also no. I can write my Fin background fic in blissful ignorance of anything but the one movie he starred in and LAALALALALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU. #optionalcanon #forever

(I have a friend who earnestly explained to me that the Star Wars option canon was different because it was all internally consistent and beautiful and also Disney is RUINING it. And I was like, um, I'm pretty sure I read that one book about the married jedi and their babies, which is definitely not consistent and PS episodes 1-3 are canon to me, I am maybe not the fan-type you are looking for.)

2) Have I mentioned I have a roommate who is a Harry/Ginny shipper and sends me goodfic email recs? It's THE BEST. I have a lot of complicated feelings about the Harry Potter fandom, mostly concerning the absolute difficulty of digging for canon-compliant fix. I am a gumbly old canon-fan and I am tired of digging through tags.

3) I have decided that I'm not going to bother to try and see Ant-man or Avengers 2 before seeing Captain America 3. Maybe if they ever get to neflix. But all I really want to see is massive amounts of angst and friendship so backstory doesn't really matter, right?

4) I still have SO MUCH TO SAY ABOUT X-MEN WHEN DID THAT MOVE GET SO CLOSE??? AHHHH.
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When I heard that Iron Fist was going to be the fourth Marvel/Netflix series (after Luke Cage OMG guys Luke Cage) I literally only had one reaction: They have to cast a Chinese man for Danny or it's going to be racist. I mean, in a pinch, they could cast a Pacific Asian actor and it would be slightly racist. But they obviously, obviously, couldn't cast a white guy, right?

*sigh

I think the worst part of that article is the comments section. I thought it was a well-written, clear critique of the problem of casting a white Iron Fist. And the comments exploded into indignant fan rage. Then I remember why I've never gotten very far into the organized comic books fandom.

I guess Marvel should have made an Ultimate Iron Fist first, huh?

What? Me? Bitter?

***

I am also nine episodes into Jessica Jones )
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So, spring break is here!

This means I have one week to catch up on homework, outlining, clerkship panicking, etc.

So...I started Jessica Jones. It's amazeballs. A little dark for my personal tastes, but done so, so well. I love the stylized look of everything, and I love Luke Cage (Sweet Christmas!), and I love that 2/3 of the cast is women. This is gonna be a binge. Still not planning on watching Daredevil, though. I'll google if something comes up.

I also want to finish Worm, a superhero web serial recommended by a fellow law student a year ago that I have not finished. He's not a superhero fan, and I decidedly am, so whenever I got the chance to read it, I would send him exclamation-point-laden squees about the Teen Titans and Young Justice.

And...maybe fanfic? Maybe.
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I just realized the reason Clint/Coulson fic seems to have stopped is that Clint spoilers? ) in the new Avengers movie but I haven't SEEN the new Avengers movie and frankly the internet's reactions has made me not super interested in seeing it and it's not like I'm very invested in Clint/Coulson as a couple, but I like both characters so it was nice to get lots of fic with lots of them.

More spoilers? )

Meanwhile, I'm apparently super picky about who Steve is allowed to be shipped with, so I suppose all around it's a good thing I've mostly drifted by Marvel movie/Avengers fandom to get the Good Parts Version for years.

Also a good thing that I'm not really reading fic these days so much as opening a lot of tabs. A lot.
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Saw Captain America: Winter Soldier last week!

IT WAS AMAZING TOTALLY AWESOME. SO MUCH BETTER THAN EXPECTED.

I want to thank the internet for mild spoilers )

If you haven't seen it, I do recommend it. Much better sequel than Thor II. Attention to detail was astonishing. Cast was diverse and interesting (for a superhero movie, at least).

Comic book spoilers )

Movie spoilers )
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Sorry I haven't been posting recently. I'm literally running around doing law school stuff headless-chicken style. You can insert your own mental .gif of a headless chicken running around trying to accomplish things.

It's so bad that I haven't seen Captain America: Winter Soldier despite the fact that I ADORE the comics and it's one of the few runs of Marvel comics I went out and bought. BUCKY. FEEEEEELS. (BRUBAKER! *shakes fist*)

Which of course means that I can't go poking around my normal fandom lurking zones because spoilers are everywhere and no one cuts posts on tumblr.

(Also, can anyone tell me how likely it is that Natasha and Bucky get together later in the movie 'verse? Their love is so good at assassinating people. >.>)

In Nerd News, I found out that a local-ish gaming cafe has an "Intro to RPGs" night! I'm going to try to go before the fall. If I'm terrible or miserable I can never go back and no one will ever know!
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Saw Thor II!

…and y'all were right. I felt bad for Loki. Which is the closest I've really come to liking him, so that's something. (It is the first time I've ever been interested in Loki fic, so that's something EVEN MORE.)

Spoilers! )

The trailers were GLORIOUS. I spent most of the time flailing. Catching Fire! X-Men! Winter Soldier! Squee!
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New head canon. Whatever Captain America and Jack Harkness.

PEGGY QUIT AFTER WWII AND STARTED WORKING FOR TORCHWOOD.

She kicked lots of alien butt and was super-awesome and classy all the time.

Then she retired to Manchester. Because Torchwood cannot kill Peggy Carter.
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Well, I'm sick of my life and I'm sure everyone else is too, so let's talk about fun things instead!

Did anyone else notice that in the Army training scene in Captain America when Steve jumps on the dummy grenade, Peggy is the only other person to race for the grenade?

♥ PEGGY! Needs more fandom.

Also, my boss is working his way through Doctor Who and apparently he's planning to watch Torchwood as well (he's following some sort of online something that tells him what order to watch them in.) I warned him Torchwood is a bad show. Repeatedly. He couldn't understand why people would watch it and I used my "it's like comics, k?" analogy, but I CAN ALREADY SEE WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN HERE.

He is going to watch it. He's going to think it's terrible. There will be a CONVERSATION.

Well, he can't say I didn't warn him.

Lastly, this is the best thing I've seen today. I have no idea if the have schwarma in Cardiff, but yes. Wear a napkin-bib.
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Dear Internet,

ALL I WANT IS A BUNCH OF STORIES ABOUT COULSON BEING AWESOME AND POSSIBLY ALSO ADORABLE. GEEKING OVER CAP OR KICKING BUTT OR MAYBE JUST EATING A CHEESECAKE. WITH PEPPER POTS. MAYBE.

THANK YOU.

(Because this is the worst week and for some reason everyone want to write Clint/Coulson fic and that is totally fine but I want gen. Possibly fluffy gen. WITH BUNNIES. COULSON WITH BUNNIES WOULD DO NICELY.)
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Saw the Avengers with a bunch of friends last night. And we were the loudest row in the theater. Not (mostly) in a talking-during-the-film sort of way, but we laughed a lot. And clapped a few times. I did do a lot of happy hand gestures what with the flailing and the OH SNAP moments.

Spoilers! )

Aaaanod, now that I've seen it I have 20 posts on my flist to go back and dig up.

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