The Sundry Times

I did a bit of googling around and I have come to the conclusion that my grandmother, at some point, acquired a bootleg, counterfeit KANSAS: THE SUNFLOWER STATE collector’s plate. It has no factory markings, but it’s clearly designed to look like it was produced by the Kettlesprings Kiln. 

Collector’s plates, you guys, are a kind of dark sorcery that puts fear in my heart. Don’t go where I have passed; stay safely on the porn side of the internet. 

NEVER BE TIRED OF PHIL COULSON SPOTTING IN COMICS

Jim Hammond saved his grandddad’s life in WWII which is why he was creepy-stalking him on the Helicarrier. 

Also because Coulson digs tall blond WWII veterans in skintight uniforms.

[From All-New Invader #8, 2014.]

scifigrl47:

copperbadge:

who’s your nemesis?? Are they Alternate Evil Sam?

Yes — their userpic is exactly like mine, but always with a goatee.

Yeeeeeeees?  (SORRY CLOCK!)

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE

SCI, I AM BETRAYED

who’s your nemesis?? Are they Alternate Evil Sam?

Yes — their userpic is exactly like mine, but always with a goatee.

szzzt-captain:

copperbadge:

usnatarchivesexhibits:

Conference of the Big Three at Yalta makes final plans for the defeat of Germany. Here the “Big Three” sit on the patio together, Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Premier Josef Stalin., 02/1945.
Source: http://go.usa.gov/DVTj 



BY PURE LUCKI happened to notice what you did there

Well I’m glad somebody did :D

szzzt-captain:

copperbadge:

usnatarchivesexhibits:

Conference of the Big Three at Yalta makes final plans for the defeat of Germany. Here the “Big Three” sit on the patio together, Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Premier Josef Stalin., 02/1945.

Source: http://go.usa.gov/DVTj 

BY PURE LUCK
I happened to notice what you did there

Well I’m glad somebody did :D

kitsparrow replied to your post:

…do you… HAVE a nemesis…?

I do. But while we are nemeses, we still agree that Rick Remender should not write comics any more. 

rijomu replied to your photo “Challenge accepted.”

Laiva is Finnish for ship (a boat, not a pairing). Call it your bookship if you want to confuse people.

I thought rick remender was only writing axis? Last I saw Superior Iron Man is being written by Tom Taylor.

Well, thank fuck for me having bad information. Now I have to do a team up with a nemesis or something, I suppose. 

Now I have to load it.

Now I have to load it.

All-New Doop is kind of a weird mess that calls back to Battle Of The Atom in frankly incomprehensible ways, but I love that they kept (and highlighted) his bisexuality. 
[From All-New Doop #4, 2014.]

All-New Doop is kind of a weird mess that calls back to Battle Of The Atom in frankly incomprehensible ways, but I love that they kept (and highlighted) his bisexuality. 

[From All-New Doop #4, 2014.]

Challenge accepted.

Challenge accepted.

I am building an Ikea bookshelf this morning, so I’m going to throw some documentaries on for noise, and I thought you all might like to watch them too. We’ll start at half past the hour; stream’s opening momentarily for music and warmup time. 

We’ll start with Honey Badgers and progress through Beavers Behaving Badly and Dolphins: Spy in the Pod; if we’re still going strong at that point I’ll put on documentaries about frogs, crows, and maybe if you’re really lucky, cannibals and whalers. 

Sam, will you write your version of villainous Tony? o3o

IDK, I really think How To Excel At Supervillainy has it covered, like, that’s the direction I would have gone, light and funny and nobody-gets-hurt. I’d have gone the way of Phil Coulson Knows Tony Stark’s Supervillain Name if I’d thought about it but Sci is considerably cleverer than I am and I never in a million years would have come up with that. 

I’ve toyed with it a bit in Solarium, where a deeply manipulative Tony is seriously gaslighting a not-all-there Steve Rogers, but even in Solarium Tony genuinely loves Steve. I don’t think I have the emotional fortitude to write a true evil Tony. 

Consciously, deliberately evil people are usually, at the core, very unhappy. Unhappiness on that scale is particularly hard for me to write. Evil works if the person has a seriously skewed world view (as with Steve in Solarium, or Tony DiNozzo in my NCIS fic Good Boy) but only because they’re not unhappy; they’re either unaware of how fucked up they are, or they know but are unable to care.

The thing about Tony is that he cares, deeply and fully, and essentially about everything. Even when he is pulling some serious bullshit in the comics, he is doing it with the genuine best of intentions. That’s not an excuse for him doing it, this isn’t a “cool motive still murder” situation — what I’m saying is that Tony cannot do a bad thing because it is bad, that’s not how he’s wired. He does still do bad things, but only if he sees them as the best of a bad set of options, and he hates himself for it. 

So if you have a Tony who goes full supervillain, it’s because he has been hurt so badly and is so terribly unhappy that he no longer cares who he hurts when he lashes out — and if he does lash out he’s going to kill someone with the strength of it.

You see a little bit of this in Exclusive when he’s ready to start a war of vengeance for Bruce, but he backs down almost immediately because this isn’t something he wants, it’s just a flare of wounded rage, and it’s entirely for Bruce. Bruce doesn’t want it either, so Tony stands down. 

So you have to really, deeply, and universally hurt Tony, and I find that very difficult to do. Writing Tony as evil I could probably do okay with, but I’d have to write about why, and that’s not something I can dig into without crossing a few mental barriers that are in place for my protection. 

any way we could convince you to do your own take on this prompt? *bats eyelashes*

Well, that’s the thing, like, thinking about it, that fic’s not WRONG. If you set up a situation where someone who is as full-bore hero as Tony Stark decides to be either hero or supervillain, you can’t be wishy washy about how full-bore supervillain he goes. 

Also it’s either this or the sequel to Exclusive and that one’s already partly written. 

But, all that said, there are several great fanfics featuring a villainous but not irredeemable Tony. My two favourites are How To Excel At Supervillainy, which features Tony deciding to be a bad guy in order to create an environment which will spawn good guys, and scifigrl47's Phil Coulson Knows Tony Stark’s Supervillain Name, in which Tony isn’t actually a supervillain but provides SHIELD with a demonstration of what he would do if he were, for training purposes. 

Oops. I’m more detatched from violence in text form than visual, so I will read about something that would have me diving for the fast forward if it were on TV. Mea culpa

Oh no no, not your fault! You found the fic, not your job to warn me :D