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06 August 2014 @ 08:44 pm
"CUT THE CHECK!"  
You know what you can always rely the Internet for (I mean other than all that awful stuff)?

Footage of Marvel gag reels super fast.

Here's the one for Captain America: The Winter Soldier
 
 
 
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 7th, 2014 01:42 pm (UTC)
Gag reels are my favourite things ever. I love gag reels so much. I watched that, despite not having seen the movie, and it did not take away from it being great. I love how Chris Evans goes from heroic to super dork in five seconds. And everyone seems to be having a good time, so that's good.

I did not expect the DVD to be released this soon. Do you remember the days when it took a year for something to get to video?
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 7th, 2014 11:17 pm (UTC)
I love gag reels too. I'm pretty happy that this one can be enjoyed by anyone, even those who haven't seen the film since there are zero spoilers in it. I love Chris Evans' face when he starts flailing during the fight sequence with the Winter Soldier.

Do you remember the days when it took a year for something to get to video?

Yes!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 8th, 2014 12:22 am (UTC)
I love Chris Evans' face when he starts flailing during the fight sequence with the Winter Soldier.

One of my favourite things from the Avengers reel was him trying to get the parachute on. Also the epic slow motion sequence of Chris Hemsworth utterly failing to catch Mjolnir.

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 8th, 2014 02:58 am (UTC)
Also the epic slow motion sequence of Chris Hemsworth utterly failing to catch Mjolnir.

That moment and Mark Ruffalo running off shouting, "You guys are on your own!" were my favorite bits.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 8th, 2014 03:02 am (UTC)
Hee! I also liked when Ruffalo was trying to put the clipboard back on the table and it inexplicably kept falling of it again.



Edited at 2014-08-08 03:03 am (UTC)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 8th, 2014 03:08 am (UTC)
It so hilarious because he was trying to be helpful with resetting the prop in the first place. "Don't worry, it's coming!"
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 8th, 2014 03:11 am (UTC)
I love whatever crew member calls out 'watch out, actor on set!' or something while it's going on.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 8th, 2014 03:13 am (UTC)
I think my all time favorite gag reels are the ones that come out of the show Hannibal. The show is so super gloomy and dark and yet the people on set are so cheerful and hilarious. Seeing everyone dressed as these characters but being really silly is a delight.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 8th, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
I definitely enjoy drama gag reels more than comedy. The Castle ones are always really good. My favourite one is:

Molly Quinn: *whispers* You're in my light.
Nathan Fillion: *very serious* I am your light.

The Merlin ones are pretty awesome too, with how giggly Anthony Head and Nathaniel Parker get.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 8th, 2014 03:20 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed the Merlin ones. Anthony Head seems so giggly in real life. It's nice to see Uther wheeze-laugh on screen.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 8th, 2014 03:26 am (UTC)
I like it when they all seem to be having a good time on set. It makes it even more enjoyable to watch something when you know that they had at least a few laughs along the way, I think. I always enjoy hearing about the Cabin Pressure recordings for that reason. My favourite thing is that this is how they accomplished the 'he's flying!' part of Wokingham, when Simon Crieff is swinging Martin around.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 8th, 2014 03:28 am (UTC)
If there's one thing I regret, it's that I don't live in England and never had even a chance to watch a live recording of Cabin Pressure. They all sound like they were so much fun!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 8th, 2014 03:33 am (UTC)
I know! Although my impression is that they were super hard to get into and required a lot of camping out. I don't think the BBC were prepared for how popular they were going to be. They oversold tickets, so that if people didn't show up, they were still have a full house. They did not realize that fangirls will always show up, and be very upset if they are not let in.

I'm doing research for a Merlin fic. I feel like this duck is basically Sigrun. Including the hairdryer. I picturing Merlin using a wind spell after she goes for a swim.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 8th, 2014 03:37 am (UTC)
Eeee! I love how at the beginning the duck looks a little skeptical of the hairdryer. Like, "Wait, you control the wind with your hands? I'm not sure about that." But then seemed to really enjoy it. "The breeze is so nice! I can groom my feathers now! Oooh, yes! Right on the stomach! Aaaaahhh...so refreshing..."
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 8th, 2014 03:41 am (UTC)
It's the waddling after the cameraman that really made me think of Sigrun wandering after Merlin around the castle. *flop, flop, flop* Arthur needs pants. *flop, flop, flop* Gaius is calling. *flop, flop, flop* Uther's having a hissy-fit.

I also like the cuddles at the end, because Merlin so often broods in bed, and I could picture him worrying to Sigrun about stuff as they lay there.

I don't know how this is going to help my story though, as Lancelot has gone 'wait, I'm totally going to narrate this' and Merlin and Sigrun are unconscious at the moment.

But you know. Fluffy animals.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 8th, 2014 03:45 am (UTC)
I also like the cuddles at the end, because Merlin so often broods in bed, and I could picture him worrying to Sigrun about stuff as they lay there.

Yeah, I can definitely see that. Actually, during that part of the video, I was almost thinking this could really be the cameraman's daemon.

But you know. Fluffy animals.

Yup. I think half my fascination with the daemon-verse is just looking at all the fluffy animals. I enjoyed looking up all the baby animals Demira could turn into while she's wandering the house with Tony in the search for something to do.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 8th, 2014 03:50 am (UTC)
Yup. I think half my fascination with the daemon-verse is just looking at all the fluffy animals. I enjoyed looking up all the baby animals Demira could turn into while she's wandering the house with Tony in the search for something to do.

The shifting between animals is something I enjoy about writing baby!daemons, but I keep forgetting they can do it, and I have to specify what form they're in. I'm still trying to work out what forms Svana liked. Galdra likes to be a raven, but Svana needs more of a personality before I can decide what she might have wanted to be.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 8th, 2014 03:54 am (UTC)
I'd imagine Svana would want to be something big and powerful and leader-y. Or show off-y. In my mind, most daemons when they're young are the young version of the animals. Like baby versions of ducks, lions, etc. I can see Svana wanting to look older than she actually is because Thor wants to be grown up NOW. So maybe Svana tries to look like the older versions but fails at it?
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 8th, 2014 04:04 am (UTC)
I'd imagine Svana would want to be something big and powerful and leader-y.

I have her being a polar bear like Brynja, and a wolf, and a rabbit when she's sick. And a horse to help teach Galdra to walk. She mostly seems to change to accomplish things than to try out forms, if that makes sense. She changes for a purpose and not for a feeling.

I think part of the problem is that I've previously thought more about Loki's character than Thor in the past, so I have more material for him. The way the story is set up is a series of vignettes grouped by themes (first memories of each other, when their daemons settled, times when they were sick, etc), with one from Thor's POV and one from Loki's. I always end up writing more for Loki than for Thor, because he's more complex as a character. I'm used to writing for cerebral characters, and Thor isn't cerebral,so I have to find a way to connect with him a little more.

Loki is all 'oooh, what's that? We should investigate. How can I do this? This is new information. I want to try something. Let's read a book! I'm going to think about this for a bit. I have feelings about this.'. And Thor is basically 'let's be loud and break things!'. So I need a bit more development there.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 8th, 2014 04:07 am (UTC)
Thor, in general, is a harder character to write. Kenneth Branagh even said that he was the most difficult character to cast because he didn't have a strong impression of him other than that he had to big, tall, and blond.

In movie 1 especially, Thor struck me as basically an Asgardian Frat boy. His life seemed pretty charmed until he got banished. But that one deleted scene between him and Loki suggested Thor had more going on about whether or not he felt he could live up to being king, wanting to make Odin proud, etc.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 8th, 2014 04:12 am (UTC)
But that one deleted scene between him and Loki suggested Thor had more going on about whether or not he felt he could live up to being king, wanting to make Odin proud, etc.

What I find about Thor as I'm writing him is that Loki see him very much as brave and cool and confident, and Thor tends to be more than a little conscious of how he's being perceived, and if he's being mocked or laughed at. I need to fill in some of the childhood events, especially with Frigga and Odin, so I'll go back and see if I can find him some character along the way.