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21 October 2015 @ 08:12 pm
25 Times the Cast of 'Agent Carter' Season 2 Were Awesome  
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X-parrotxparrot on October 22nd, 2015 09:12 am (UTC)
WAHAH thank you for linking this. They are crazy adorable. And Jarvis "dancing" to Final Countdown is one of the funniest things I have ever seen, I may have just watched it 5x in a row. (everyone else tries, but they just don't have the explosive exuberance when he starts doing that chicken-stepping...)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 24th, 2015 06:22 pm (UTC)
James D'Arcy wins at the best worst dancing.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 23rd, 2015 11:26 pm (UTC)
That filled me with such joy. I just...am so much happier than I was a few minutes earlier.

The fact that James D'Arcy and Hayley Atwell are such bros pleases me to no end. Plus bonus Dominic Cooper being very British while looking very Howard Starkish.

There needs to be very bad dancing from Jarvis in the show, though. Some situation where Peggy has to dance with him for cover reasons and talking over his protests that he can't dance, and then realizing that no, he really can't dance. Er, not that James D'Arcy is a bad dancer, obviously. He is a glorious dancer.


formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 24th, 2015 06:29 pm (UTC)
I often go back to that page when I need a pick-me-up. Glad it gave you a happy boost!

I do adore that of the three, Dominic Cooper seems the most British and yet is playing the most American American. Range!

talking over his protests that he can't dance, and then realizing that no, he really can't dance.

I'd give bonus points if Ana is somehow there and is all, "Yes. Edwin and I have worked very hard to forget the One Dance of 1939."
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 24th, 2015 09:51 pm (UTC)

I do adore that of the three, Dominic Cooper seems the most British and yet is playing the most American American. Range!


Dominic Cooper being Dominic Cooper while looking like Howard Stark is very amusing to me for some reason. I'm picturing Howard pretending to be British by being as British as possible, either for cover purposes, or to annoy Peggy and Jarvis. I'd enjoy the meta of Howard having to pretend to be British for a scene, actually. Rather like the reverse of Jarvis' American impression last season. Only that wasn't meta. Just awesome.

Howard: Pip-pip, and all that! Let's have a cuppa and some biscuits.
Jarvis: Please stop speaking, you're embarrassing yourself, and the King, and mankind.

I'd give bonus points if Ana is somehow there and is all, "Yes. Edwin and I have worked very hard to forget the One Dance of 1939."

Haha! I can just see Jarvis' very panicked eyes, and intense counting of music.

I have their wedding meme done, and their first dance is on the boat to America, and I can so see Jarvis refusing to dance and Ana pointing out that, after all they've survived recently, they should be able to get through a dance together.

Jarvis: Do you remember the last time?
Ana: Yes. I have the feeling back in almost all my toes, now, so we can try once more!

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 24th, 2015 09:59 pm (UTC)
I'd enjoy the meta of Howard having to pretend to be British for a scene, actually.

I would also be 100% on board this idea. There was an episode of House where House had to pretend to be British for a phone call and hearing Hugh Laurie do a slightly exaggerated version of his real accent was pretty awesome. "Yes, I'm DREADFULLY sorry for calling so TERRIBLY late."

I can just see Jarvis' very panicked eyes, and intense counting of music.

I can also see Haddie bobbing her head, desperately trying to keep in time.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 24th, 2015 11:09 pm (UTC)
There was an episode of House where House had to pretend to be British for a phone call and hearing Hugh Laurie do a slightly exaggerated version of his real accent was pretty awesome.

I remember that one, I think. First season? Earlier seasons, anyway. I didn't see the later ones.

I should fold the Howard pretending to be British idea into that idea I had about Steve and Howard having to hide together during the war and being really, really terrible at disguising themselves while Peggy facepalms in all directions.


I can also see Haddie bobbing her head, desperately trying to keep in time.


It's funny you should say this! Because I have a headcanon that daemons are generally at least decent at dancing, because music is something you can feel in your soul, even if you can't sometimes express it as well on the outside. Unless you're completely tone deaf with a pathological inability to discern a rhythm or absolutely hate music in all forms, I feel like daemons would be better at counting music than their humans because they feel it more.

Which is why my headcanon is that Issie sometimes tries to get Steve to dance with her, but he's like 'no, I'm good, thanks' while she boogies by herself. And that when Tony is listening to music while he's working, Mim often just stops to hardcore head bang for awhile.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 25th, 2015 05:15 am (UTC)
I should fold the Howard pretending to be British idea into that idea I had about Steve and Howard having to hide together during the war and being really, really terrible at disguising themselves while Peggy facepalms in all directions.

Yes. Yes, you absolutely should. I have this mental image of the Howling Commandos watching the whole thing unfold from the sidelines and being super amused.

Because I have a headcanon that daemons are generally at least decent at dancing, because music is something you can feel in your soul, even if you can't sometimes express it as well on the outside.

Ah, interesting! I just always had in mind that daemons might be more prone to expressing more enthusiastically their appreciation or horror of music than their humans. Like, someone might wince a little at a song they don't enjoy but their daemon will be flopping over and moaning.

Edited at 2015-10-25 05:16 am (UTC)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 25th, 2015 05:41 am (UTC)
Yes. Yes, you absolutely should. I have this mental image of the Howling Commandos watching the whole thing unfold from the sidelines and being super amused.

Hee! I bet Howard in the field would be a nightmare. He'd be so totally not on board with grass and trees, and not having a bed to sleep in.

Howard: I'm just saying, I can pay for us to stay in a hotel. All of us!
Peggy: We are in enemy territory, shall we just pop up to the desk and say hello?
Howard: I could be discreet.
Peggy: And the part where there's a bounty on your head?
Howard: I could wear a hat.
Steve: Maybe if you shaved your mustache...
Howard: Hey, let's not get ahead of ourselves.

Like, someone might wince a little at a song they don't enjoy but their daemon will be flopping over and moaning.

Haha! I can absolutely see Mim doing this for songs she doesn't like.

"This is OLD PEOPLE MUSIC! God! My ears are bleeding!"

Issie: But I like this song.
Mim: *death throes*

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 25th, 2015 06:02 am (UTC)
Steve: Maybe if you shaved your mustache...
Howard: Hey, let's not get ahead of ourselves.


Hee!! I can picture Dominic Cooper making the acting choice to protectively cover his mustache as he delivers that line.

Issie: But I like this song.
Mim: *death throes*


Haha! In general I like the notion of daemons being more expressive about their true feelings than their humans. I have images of Winnie grumpily forcing down the broccoli she can't stand to eat while Cam in elephant form keeps throwing himself on the ground in agony.

Winnie: But I ate one already!
Bucky: You have to finish them all.
Winnie: They're gross! *chews unhappily*
Cam: *flop!* I'M DYING!!
Shess: No, you're not. Broccoli's good for you.
Cam: *flop again* IT BURNS!!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 25th, 2015 02:23 pm (UTC)
Hee!! I can picture Dominic Cooper making the acting choice to protectively cover his mustache as he delivers that line.

Ha! Oh man, now I want to write this. I've never done anything set during the War. It could be fun.


Shess: No, you're not. Broccoli's good for you.
Cam: *flop again* IT BURNS!!


I can so picture him slamming his trunk into the ground in agony. I'd like to think that as daemons get older and settled, they manage to hide their reactions a little better, but it's still kind of obvious what's going on.

JJ: Wow, this is really great...food, Mom.
Betti: *pasted smile on face, disgruntled, frantic tail wags*
Steve: Yeah, I really like the...oregano?
Issie: *hides under a chair*
Nora: It's a new recipe. I won't make it again.
Tyr: *buries himself in her hair*

I was having fluffy Hallowe'en thoughts for this verse the other day. Bucky (or Joan) and Nora taking JJ and Winnie out trick-or-treating, with Winnie armed with Sherlock's Algorithm For Maximum Candy Haul, and Steve at home answering the door, getting tons of compliments on his Captain America costume.

Steve: I'm not even in uniform.

Then a trip to the Tower, where Tony has bought half the candy in New York for them, and Thor has made some vetrnætr treats.

"I could not find Grey Elm Root on Midgard, so I have used anise instead."
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 25th, 2015 04:22 pm (UTC)
Steve: I'm not even in uniform.

I can just see Tony delighting in this bit of info.

Tony: You sweat America, Rogers. Your skin just glows with USA! USA! USA!

I smile a lot at the image of Sherlock actually sitting down with a sheet of data about the neighborhood and working out an algorithm for maximum candy haul and looking super serious about it. I also smile a lot at the image of him and Tony sitting at a table arguing while shoving papers at each other with different algorithms on them.

Tony: It's about quality not quantity, Holmes! My math gets them the premium candy. We're talking hipster artisan chocolate bars. Not this Snickers crap.

Sherlock: Winnifred intends to trade items in her bounty with the other children. For this she needs the highest number of candies to maximize variability in order to successfully-

Tony: Do you have any idea how many store brand milk duds she's going to be able to get with one handmade salted caramel from Park Slope?

Winnie: (to Joan) How much longer until we can go?

Joan: Let's just go now. They might be awhile.

Sherlock & Tony: *scribbles aggressively on each others papers*
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 25th, 2015 05:26 pm (UTC)

Sherlock & Tony: *scribbles aggressively on each others papers*


Hahaha! In the daemon verse of this, Mim would be biting Sid's tail and Sid would be throwing the nuts she's shelled while Sherlock was doing his candy calculations at her.

Here's Betti in her costume.

Betti: I'm an archaeologist.
Sid: Do archaeologists wear bow ties?
Betti: I do.
Sid: I believe you've created a false syllogism, there, Bertrande.
Betti: No, I'm an archaeologist, not a silly-gism.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 26th, 2015 01:38 am (UTC)
Aww! I love little Betti with the one ear down!

I imagine one year when Winnie and Cam are a little older, Cam looks like his regular animal self and Winnie is wearing her regular clothes.

Sid: Are you and Winnifred not partaking in a costume this year, Casimir?
Cam: Winnie and I are going as detectives. And we look normal because we're on a stakeout.
Sid: ...That's actually a very accurate costume. Well done.
Cam: Winnie has a magnifying glass in her pocket. And I have a hat for later.
Sid: *sighs*
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 26th, 2015 02:40 am (UTC)
Cam: Winnie has a magnifying glass in her pocket. And I have a hat for later.
Sid: *sighs*


Hee! I imagine JJ and Betti go as Captain America and Issie at least one year, when they're really little. I also like the idea of daemons putting on costumes for Hallowe'en, as part of the experience. Because you can change all the time, so it's not really exciting to just be a matching daemon to your human's costume, but it's kind of fun to dress up and pretend to be a human for a night.

I also imagine Tony campaigns for JJ and/or Winnie to go as Iron Man every year.

Tony: I can make you the most badass tiny armor, I'm not even lying.

Speaking of tiny armor, I saw this, and could totally picture Mim building that for Lev.

Mim: I did it all myself!
Lev: What am I going to do with this?
Mim: Um, be awesome in it, obviously. The lasers really work.
Lev: I don't need working lasers. Pepper sits at a desk all day.
Mim: You can zap lame memos and boring faxes.
Lev: It's ridiculous.
Mim: Happy Anniversary!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 31st, 2015 02:02 pm (UTC)
Happy Hallowe'en, Pt 1
Hey! I wrote a little SuperKids Hallowe'en story.

Safety First


“Winnie, slow down,” Steve called. “You're going to hit your helmet on something.”

“Don't worry, Uncle Steve,” Winnie called back. “Helmets are for keeping your head safe if you hit it!”

She and JJ ran ahead toward Stark Tower, leaving Bucky chuckling behind them.

“What?” Bucky said, as Steve shot him a look. “That's reasonable. You don't even have a leg to stand on, Rogers. Do you want me to remind you of the time you jumped off the docks? Or out of that tree? Or off the stoop--every single day even after everyone in the building told you not to? You didn't even have a helmet.”

It was so much harder to appear responsible and mature when there was someone there who remembered you when you were irresponsible and stupid. Everyone who held Steve up as some paragon would be horrified to spend an hour with Bucky and his merry stories of Steve's reckless youth.

“Just trying to prevent Joan from lecturing you when you bring home her daughter with a goose egg,” Steve said.

“She won't have a goose egg, Steve, she has a helmet,” Bucky said, seriously.

Steve chuckled, now. They caught up with JJ and Winnie at the door.

“Good evening,” JARVIS said, when they entered. “Welcome, and Happy Hallowe'en.”

“Trick or treat!” JJ said.

“JARVIS can't treat us, JJ, he doesn't have hands,” Winnie said, full of knowledge. “He can only trick us.”

JJ scratched at his tiger ears, and pondered the conundrum this posed.

“I would never do such a thing, Miss Winifred,” JARVIS said, nobly. “But if you report to the 17th floor, there are many treats there, and you can take one and pretend it's from me.”

“That's okay, then,” JJ said, pleased to have resolved the problem. “That's nice, JARVIS. Thank you.”

“You're quite welcome, Master Joseph,” JARVIS said. He opened the elevator doors for them. “I hope your outing has been fruitful so far.”

Steve thought back to the two pillowcases (each) full of candy JJ and Winnie had already brought home from their trip with Nora and Joan around the neighborhood, and figured it had been very fruitful. When Steve was their age, Hallowe'en was mostly about pulling pranks, and maybe getting an apple or penny from a few older neighbors. “Daddy was born before Hallowe'en was invented”, was the interpretation JJ had shared with his class at school.

Today's tradition was probably nicer--and safer, even with the added sugar. JJ had decided he was going to give some of his candy away, though. He thought the animals at the shelter might like it. Steve suggested kids in the hospital might be happier with it. He was proud of him for the idea, even if Nora said she worried JJ was too responsible sometimes.

“I suppose he can't help it,” she'd added, with a look that told Steve she blamed him.

Justifiably, if they were being honest.

The rec room was decked out in true Stark style. There were streamers, cobwebs, lights, jack-o-lanterns, and tables full of treats and candy. Spooky music played, and a smoke machine created a haze at the edges of the room.

“Hey, it's the Popsicles and their Mini-Mes,” Tony said. He put on a Dracula accent. “Velcome to my lair. Muaha-ha-ha.”

“What's your costume?” Winnie demanded.

Tony looked down at himself. “Uh, billionaire with a lot of candy and two adorable godchildren to spoil with it,” he said. “At the moment. I haven't changed yet.”

“I'm an astronaut,” Winnie said.

“I can totally tell,” Tony said. “You and Ernie finally made it to space, huh?”

Winnie held up her stuffed bee, who also had a helmet on. “We help good aliens,” she said.

“That's my girl,” Tony said.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 31st, 2015 02:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Happy Hallowe'en, Pt 2
“I'm a tiger,” JJ said. “But a nice one. You don't have to be afraid of me.”

“Oh, awesome,” Tony said. “I was really worried there for a second. Who did your face?”

“Daddy,” JJ said, with a smile to Steve. “He's good at making your face look like a tiger's face.”

Steve might have gone overboard with the design, but Nora said JJ got a lot of compliments on it.

“That's a useful life skill,” Tony said. “So, how did it go? Did you use my algorithm? You better not have listened to Holmes, because I will withhold my candy in a fit of pique.” He paused. “That's a lie. I will give you candy for days, because I have no willpower against little astronaut bees and adorably sincere tiger faces.”

“We used Uncle Sherlock's algorithm on some streets,” Winnie explained. “And yours for the big houses.”

“It worked good!” JJ said.

Tony narrowed his eyes. “Acceptable,” he said. He pointed to Winnie. “I want a full report on the trades you make, and how well my candy does over Holmes'.”

“Okay,” Winnie said.

“Now, go and eat until you puke,” Tony ordered, pointing to the table.

JJ and Winnie ran off. Steve opened his mouth to warn them, but was elbowed with Bucky's metal arm, and even Steve could get the wind taken out of him with that thing.

“Lighten up,” Bucky said.

“Don't bother, I've tried for years,” Tony said.

“I've tried longer,” Bucky said.

“Normally I would take that as a challenge and try to one up, but your century- long friendship is probably in the Guinness Book of Records by now, so I got nothing,” Tony said. He nodded to Steve. “Where's your missus?”

“At home,” Steve said. “She's getting ready for the party.”

“As long as she's coming,” Tony said. “But you don't have a costume on. I'm judging you.”

“I wasn't walking here in it,” Steve said. “I'll change later. But, I've been told by pretty much every kid that came to my door tonight that I have a really great Captain America costume. So, maybe I'll just stay like this.”

“Fuck, Cap, you aren't even in uniform,” Tony said, when he'd stopped laughing. “You just exude Red, White, and America, doncha? What about you, Barnes? Is your Not Missus, But We're Still Friends and Everything's Fine, After All This is the Twenty-First Century and I Don't Have Any Issues About It coming?”

“You could call her Joan,” Bucky said.

“Even Baby Mama might be better than that,” Steve said.

“No, I still hate Baby Mama,” Bucky said. “She went to join Holmes on a case. She was putting it off to take Winnie around.”

Tony was disappointed for about five seconds, before he recovered. “Guest list should be okay, though,” he said. “Barton's out because he's too busy being Farmer Clint, but he's definitely coming for Thanksgiving, so I'm allowing it. Most of the Avengers are coming in, except for the ones on Avenger duty. They were drawing lots last time I checked, which was five minutes ago. Thor and Lady Jane are hammering in, and Pepper is getting ready. We got a sitter for the brats. Epic partying will ensue.”

“Yay,” Bucky and Steve said, in perfect, dry unison.

“If I didn't love your children, I would never invite you two anywhere,” Tony said. “You just harsh all the vibes. I'm going to get ready. You two try to have fun and stop being dads.”
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 31st, 2015 02:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Happy Hallowe'en, Pt 3
Steve did the having fun part, but didn't stop being a dad, because you couldn't stop that once you'd started. He fished himself some greenish liquid from a punchbowl filled with floating eyeballs, and took a sip. It was definitely alcoholic, but it tasted good. JJ and Winnie were still exploring the spread, and arguing over how many candies it was okay to take from the bowl. JJ thought JARVIS just said one, but Winnie said all of the Avengers would give them treats if they were there, so they should take one for each of them.

“It's a logical deduction,” she said.

Steve left them to work it out on their own. He took a seat on the couch, and was still there when JJ and Winnie separated. Winnie went to show Bucky her haul, and JJ came to Steve.

“Having fun?” Steve asked.

“Yep!” JJ said. “Hallowe'en is fun. Next year, I can paint your face, and you can come with me and Winnie.”

“Sounds great,” Steve said.

JJ climbed up into his lap, and bit into a cupcake that oozed something like blood from the center. Bucky was dancing with Winnie to the music, giving her a twirl around under his arm. She tried to do a move on him that Natasha must have taught her, trying to take him down from behind, but he had her up over his shoulder and giggling before she succeeded.

“Say, 'trick-or-treat',” JJ told Steve.

“Trick-or-treat,” Steve said.

JJ smiled, and dropped a candy into his hand. “Now you know how to do it!” he said. “Because you didn't get to, when you were little.”

“Thanks,” Steve said. He opened the candy and popped it into his mouth.

Tony came back out a little while later. He had some sort of costume on-- something Steve couldn't identify. Kind of Victorian, but with a lot of cogs and clocks and gears on him.

“Steampunk,” he said. “I have to go mainstream with Pepper. She's all weird about not making a fool of herself. She literally vetoed 120 suggestions.”

“You look like a pirate,” JJ said, with approval. “Who likes clocks.”

“There's got to be a pun I can make,” Tony said. “A pirate pun...Nope. I'll have to work on it. Get back to me latarrrr. In the meantime, who wants to play with liquid nitrogen?!”

“Me!” JJ and Winnie declared.

“Uh,” Steve said. “That sounds kind of dangerous?”

Winnie turned and smiled at him. “It's okay, Uncle Steve,” she said. “I'm wearing a helmet.”
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 1st, 2015 07:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Happy Hallowe'en, Pt 3
You have no idea how happy this ficlet made me. I was smiling like a loon for most of it. I loved JJ and Winnie's costumes and Steve trying to be responsible and constantly failing thanks to Bucky. I loved Tony being an awesome uncle and his choice of costume because Tony would go as some steampunk gentleman. I internally squeed a lot that you folded in some of our natterings above about Tony and Sherlock's algorithms, Ernie the Bee, and JJ approving of pirates.

Also, Tony's descriptive nickname for Joan was kind of hilarious.

Now I kind of want to write a companion ficlet with Joan and Sherlock wrapping up their case in time to come to Tony's party. Joan more enthusiastically than Sherlock, obviously.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 1st, 2015 10:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Happy Hallowe'en, Pt 3
Yay! I'm glad you liked it! It was a lot of fun to write. I tried to get as much of our natterings in that I could.

I loved Tony being an awesome uncle and his choice of costume because Tony would go as some steampunk gentleman

That was the one that immediately jumped out at me when I was looking around for ideas. A lot of the couples costumes were very cringey, but I could see Tony building himself cogs and gears that spun and whirred and actually did stuff. And Pepper consenting to it as the least embarrassing option presented to her.

I was pondering what Nora and Steve might come as. Probably a book character on Nora's part, but I don't know if she and Steve would match or do their own things. One of the headcanons I have for them is Nora catching him up on Disney movies, because Snow White was such a big thing when it came out and Steve remembers that and was an enthusiastic Disney fan back then, and is stoked to find out they made so many more movies. Maybe they'd be something Disney-related.

Now I kind of want to write a companion ficlet with Joan and Sherlock wrapping up their case in time to come to Tony's party. Joan more enthusiastically than Sherlock, obviously

I would love to read this. Sherlock amongst the Avengers would be very entertaining, and I feel like Joan, Nat, Nora, Pepper, and Jane would be having a blast together.

Tony: You do realize together they could take over the world, right? Should we be letting them talk? I'm just not comfortable with the amount of laughter going on.