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30 August 2014 @ 12:34 pm
I Really Should Have a Marvel Tag  
It's only a series of snippets but I really liked Grae Drake's interviews with the key members of the Captain America 2 movie. The questions and answers were a nice blend of humor and interesting information. Next to Josh Horowitz's interviewing, this is about the most relaxed I've seen some of these cast members. Also, the fact that Steve Rogers isn't getting any is both logical and really sad.

 
 
 
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 30th, 2014 04:43 pm (UTC)
Chris Evans looked a biiiit out of it there, but not as bad as that one talk show interview. I don't know what they give him? Is it a sort of valium deal? Or is he on something anti-anxiety and hasn't adjusted to it yet. I feel so concerned about his mental health.

I love the joy of both of them at the idea of smashing through doors. Kudos on asking ScarJo something relatively interesting, too.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 30th, 2014 04:53 pm (UTC)
I don't know what they give him? Is it a sort of valium deal? Or is he on something anti-anxiety and hasn't adjusted to it yet. I feel so concerned about his mental health.

I keep wondering how much of this is his body having to adjust to the medication and how much of it is that he'll never adjust enough to give a completely easy interview given the amount of adrenaline that's probably always going through is veins during interviews. I had a professor who spoke about how she took anti-anxiety meds to help before giving huge presentations but found it was a useless venture for her because if she did it the day of, her body wasn't used to it and it made her a little loopy. But if she tried to ease her body into it by taking them here and there before the presentation, her body still wasn't used to taking in the meds when her adrenaline level was at its peak like it only is during the actual presentations.

I love the joy of both of them at the idea of smashing through doors.

It sounded like a lot of fun. And there was indeed, a lot of door killing. The sub heading to Cap 2 might as well have been Captain America 2: Door Genocide.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 30th, 2014 05:08 pm (UTC)
I keep wondering how much of this is his body having to adjust to the medication and how much of it is that he'll never adjust enough to give a completely easy interview given the amount of adrenaline that's probably always going through is veins during interviews.

I once had to double my Paxil dose in one go due to malabsorption from underlying health issues, and I was baked until I adjusted to it, so I was wondering if he was just dealing with that sort of thing or if he was on something more fast-acting.

I don't know if in that sort of situation you would settle in once you got going, or if you would wind up again for each interview. Like, 'well, I didn't sound like an idiot there. Oh God, we still have forty-two of these to go!'. I know for me, the anticipation is always worse, and once I'm in the midst of it, I'm usually okay.

The sub heading to Cap 2 might as well have been Captain America 2: Door Genocide.

I bet door smashing is Issie's favourite part.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 30th, 2014 05:13 pm (UTC)
I know for me, the anticipation is always worse, and once I'm in the midst of it, I'm usually okay.

I saw an interview with Chris Evans where the interviewer tried to do a word association game with him and it was so obvious that he was terrified. He even said that this was impossible for him because the whole point of the word association is to get someone's immediate thoughts and he views interviews as a place where he has to resolutely ignore all his immediate thoughts. I'm guessing ever since Marvel and Kevin Feige laid down the law with him about his once more public discontented thoughts on being Captain America, he's been hyper aware of wording everything carefully. This is my long way of saying I don't think he ever calms down no matter how many interviews because he's always anxious about saying something and pissing someone off.

I bet door smashing is Issie's favourite part.

Even when Steve is trying to be all serious and be on target about the mission, later Issie totally going "That was so much fun when the doors all became splinters!"

Steve: Was it?

Issie: *gives him the eye* Don't play dumb with me.

Steve: Fine, it was a little.

Issie: A lot!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 30th, 2014 05:18 pm (UTC)
This is my long way of saying I don't think he ever calms down no matter how many interviews because he's always anxious about saying something and pissing someone off.

I feel bad for him. I want to pet his head and tell him he's awesome. It could be part of my job as Star Reassurer.

Issie: A lot!

Hehe!

Mim: Stop smashing doors, we have thing that opens them! Your property damage bill is huge!
Issie: *disappointed* Oh. Sorry.
Mim: Nah, I'm just kidding. What do we care about money. Smash away, you crazy diamond. You and Nemi go nuts with the smashing.
Nemi: Smash!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 30th, 2014 05:22 pm (UTC)
Mim: Nah, I'm just kidding. What do we care about money. Smash away, you crazy diamond. You and Nemi go nuts with the smashing.

HAHAHA!!

Nemi and Issie can make it a game of many automatic doors they can smash before they get a chance to open. Mim can program the doors to try and beat them.

In my quest to finish one goddamn fic before the start of school, I started a new daemon one where Dejeni and Shess talk about flying cars and new technology during the Cap 1 era. Because what I needed was another partially done fic. I was afraid I was running out of those. If partially done fics were bricks, I could build a house now.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 30th, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC)
Because what I needed was another partially done fic.

My latest hobby is converting partially done fics to daemon!fics. Because I need more of those.

I'm off to nap, but here's a collection of things I've found in my travels:

Otter basketball
100% Tomor and Demira
Raccoon high-fives
Oscar-winning performance Otter
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 30th, 2014 05:29 pm (UTC)
Those are awesome!! The last one I imagine as little Demira trying to act all distressed to get something and Tomor is like, "Awww! No."

Have a good nap!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 30th, 2014 09:19 pm (UTC)
The last one I imagine as little Demira trying to act all distressed to get something and Tomor is like, "Awww! No."

That 100% happened.

Apparently baby elephants throw themselves in the mud when they're upset.

I am full of animal facts.

Have a good nap!

I think I probably did, as I woke up with no clue what day it was or if it was morning or night. Those are always the best naps.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 30th, 2014 09:57 pm (UTC)
That 100% happened.

Demira: You never let me do anything fun! Why do want me to be so bored?! You don't love me!
Tomor: Can you look me in the eye and say that again?
Demira: ...
Tomor: How about we go for a swim instead?
Demira: Okay.

Apparently baby elephants throw themselves in the mud when they're upset.

I think next to octopi, I'm always impressed by how human like elephants can be.

I think I probably did, as I woke up with no clue what day it was or if it was morning or night. Those are always the best naps.

Those are the best! Although these days when I have naps like I panic for a second that I slept through something really important.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 30th, 2014 10:16 pm (UTC)
Tomor: How about we go for a swim instead?
Demira: Okay.


Hehe! Yes, redirecting attention is definitely the right way to go in those situations. Dora and Appellon totally support this.

I think next to octopi, I'm always impressed by how human like elephants can be.

I feel this way about a lot of animals. They all have such interesting quirks and funny ideas. I think my favourites I've encountered so far are quokkas, who are the happiest creatures ever (I gave one to R) and bowerbirds, who build elaborate nests and decorate them with pretty things they find, including bottle caps and pens. "Hey babe, check out my nest. You'd love to have your eggs in here. I have Bics."

Those are the best! Although these days when I have naps like I panic for a second that I slept through something really important.

I've had dreams where I've had a nap and no one has woken me up and I've slept for, like a week, and no one understands why I'm upset about that.


Edited at 2014-08-30 10:22 pm (UTC)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 31st, 2014 12:08 am (UTC)
Boy, quokkas are cute. I liked how the wikipedia entry on them talks about the massive fines that are dealt out to anyone who handles them since they tend to approach humans readily. I feel a bit bad for quokkas. They probably scamper up for hugs only to have humans smile and back away.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 31st, 2014 12:55 am (UTC)
I thought the friendliness and curiosity suited R's personality. She's sort of cheerful in the face of Q's Qness.

There's a cute video on YouTube of a quokka coming up to some tourists and exploring the camera strap and lens, like 'hi, I'm Greg, what's your name? Welcome to my island. I like your thing, can I look at it? What does it do? Where are you going? Do you want to grab lunch or something?'
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 31st, 2014 01:09 am (UTC)
'hi, I'm Greg, what's your name? Welcome to my island. I like your thing, can I look at it? What does it do? Where are you going? Do you want to grab lunch or something?'

Awww!! Where is this video? I couldn't find it on youTube.

I did, however, find a video of a somewhat anti-social, disinterested quokka. Because I am me.

'I don't need your fruit. It's fine. I've got my own here. No, really. I'm good. Oh, fine. Here, I'll take it. You happy now? Ugh, stop poking me. Seriously, go away I'm eating.'
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 31st, 2014 01:37 am (UTC)
Aww, you found a little quokka you! And little quokka me is probably somewhere hugging a stranger's leg and inviting them for tea.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tzJuCmJ6VzI

Hope that works. I'm on my iPad, linking is hard. Trying searching YouTube for Quimby quokka if the link doesn't work.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 31st, 2014 01:41 am (UTC)
Aw, Quimby, as expected is insanely cute. Quimby is totally the quokka you and the quokka me is the one staying at a distance in the background being all, 'How much longer are you going to talk to the humans? I want to grab lunch.'
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 31st, 2014 01:50 am (UTC)
Hehe!

"If you had just taken the human's fruit earlier, you wouldn't be hungry."
"It tried to touch me, that is not cool."
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 31st, 2014 01:57 am (UTC)
"They're really friendly. They're visiting our island and brought some really neat looking stuff. Like this strap thing!"

"Their feet look weird."
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 31st, 2014 02:33 am (UTC)
"But their feet come off and they put on different feet, that's pretty cool, right?"

"It's creepy! Don't you think it's creepy?"

"I think it's awesome!"
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 31st, 2014 02:48 am (UTC)
Well, it was only a matter of time before you and I turned ourselves into anthropomorphic animals.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 31st, 2014 03:07 am (UTC)
I was going to say we should write children's books, but I don't think you should write children's books. I think you would write those sorts of childrens' books that win the Newberry Medals because someone died in them.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 31st, 2014 03:12 am (UTC)
I think you would write those sorts of childrens' books that win the Newberry Medals because someone died in them.

Hahahaha! I'd protest but it's probably true.
aelfgyfu_meadaelfgyfu_mead on August 31st, 2014 01:15 am (UTC)
I feel like that's how I'd be if I had to give interviews like Chris Evans does: a little too stoked much of the time. Heck, I do that in my classroom. (Yes, people think I'm weird. I don't mind that any more.)

Love the door-busting!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on August 31st, 2014 01:55 am (UTC)
After watching that, I now want to try busting some fake wood doors. It does sound fun and a nice stress reliever.