Sus, 31, London-based, Australian-born.
Buffy, 18th Century anything, OTT 90's action movies, costume dramas, Veronica Mars, The Police, The X-Files, Joan Jett, Ridley Scott, bluegrass, Firefly, hot tea, cold lemonade, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Philip Pullman, Patrick O'Brian, Tarantino, the teen movie oeuvre from any decade, the first 2 Terminators, ditto Alien(s), Viggo Mortensen, Indiana Jones and Dorothy L. Sayers.
[disclaimer: not the HV who writes fic on AO3 or FF. Same handle, different animal]
I wonder who in the Manhattan Project worked for HYDRA.
- swanjolras said: i would pay so much money to hear about steve rogers watching dr. strangelove.
I mean you have to start at the Hiroshima Happened conversation (which I like to think he eventually got his head around by talking it over with Peggy, who else), and that’d be an INTERESTING one to begin with anyway - but once he’d caught up on the concept of No Really We Can Actually Destroy The Entire World Now that we all take for granted, would he be able to immediately laugh at Buck Turgidson?? Dmitri? Dmitri? Alright you’re sorrier than I am!
But I mean gallows humour: not exactly foreign to deployed troops though, right?
“Shall we play a game?”
Steve Rogers has seen 1983’s War Games, which is cute… but which begs the question: in what context did he watch it? Considering the (thematically relevant) subject matter of War Games, has Steve been having a general pop-cultural catch up marathon on Netflix, based on …what ? Highest-grossing? Oscar winning? Recommended titles that made The List? Self-education based on movies about What Happened Next in 20th century geo-politics?
The slow pan past the bookshelves in the Rogers apartment shows lots of 20thC non-fiction: a few volumes of a hardcover series on WW2, and some recent political biographies (Bush Sr, I believe)… the implication being Steve isn’t just hiding away in the boxing gym looking photogenic from behind, he’s been actively self-educating on what he missed. Skinny Steve is the kinda guy to go to movies solo, and later he gets an Oz reference inside 3 seconds, the guy clearly loves the pictures… so: did he watch War Games like he’d watch ET, or The Godfather Part II, catching up on how people had changed by how they entertained themselves… or was it part of his trying to understand how we went from sending aid to his Russian allies in the 40’s to Mutually Assured Destruction inside just 20 years? Was he watching the stories we told ourselves about it? How we made safe narratives with plucky teens of what was frankly horrifying? What did Steve think of War Games?
What did Steve think of Hitchcock’s Torn Curtain? Dr Strangelove? Apocalypse Now? Good Morning Vietnam?
And saying that, what did Steve Rogers think of All the Presidents Men?? (starring Hoffman and Paul Newman, one assumes)
Don’t ever let anyone make you feel bad that you originally got into Shakespeare for the hot guys and girls. Because the reason Shakespeare himself got into it …is probably also the hot guys and girls.
RE: eva green’s KOH costumes
stewardish said: there is a director’s cut which includes these scenes
An excellent point that all should be aware of - Kingdom of Heaven ain’t a perfect film, but it’s a damn sight better in the Director’s Cut. So you should all go watch that. Plus, much more Eva. Who does’t want that?
bookcoversproject said: also, *pats you gently on the head* welcome to the party
When you said ‘read the Queen’s Thief series’ YOU KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN DIDN’T YOU?
hylacrucifer said: It’s the bestworst party.
THESE PEOPLE ARE AS BAD AS PLANTAGENETS. IT’S THAT KIND OF PARTY. I’M NEVER LEAVING.