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07 May 2016 @ 12:28 pm
Avenge the Beer  
Watch some Avengers play Musical Beers on the Tonight Show. The final round never fails to make me laugh. Also, I get the feeling Scarlett Johanssen would have killed at this game had she been there.

 
 
 
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 8th, 2016 03:03 am (UTC)
Wow, Paul Bettany is either super tall or everyone else is really short. *Googles* No, he's really tall. Man, I had forgotten about that one website that lists celebrity heights and then everyone fights in the comments about whether that person is a quarter inch taller or shorter than that. I always feel oddly stressed when I leave that website.

Kudos to Jimmy for downing the backwashed drink. And Sebastian is spry. Does he have a dance background? I feel like he could dance well. *Googles* Looks like he's done musicals in his youth. I want to see him and Chris Evans tap-dancing together now.

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 8th, 2016 05:53 am (UTC)
Hee! I like how you asked questions but then just answered them yourself.

Kudos to Jimmy for downing the backwashed drink.

I got the feeling Questlove specifically stopped the music after he saw Fallon standing in front of that specific cup. Also, I liked how Jeremy Renner halfheartedly reached out as his drink was being snatched away because he was too busy laughing at that.

And Sebastian is spry.

His final lunge was impressive. Which is why it's all the funnier that he lost at the literal last second.

Edited at 2016-05-08 05:53 am (UTC)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 8th, 2016 12:25 pm (UTC)
Hee! I like how you asked questions but then just answered them yourself.

Otherwise it would have been a post interrogating you or testing your Avengers trivia.

'How tall is Paul Bettany?'
'Was Sebastian Stan in a production of West Side Story at any point in his life?'

(the answers are 6'4" and 'yes', if you're interested).

His final lunge was impressive. Which is why it's all the funnier that he lost at the literal last second.

I liked the jazz spins both he and Jimmy were doing. That was some Sharks vs. Jets stuff.

In related news, my Avengers iPad game is having a Civil War special event, and Natasha has a quest to gain information about Hydra, and so here she is 'activating stealth mode' by pretending to be cardboard box:



My favourite part is Sam walking right by her, because I can just picture him going 'hey, Nat' and her being like 'hey, Sam' *closes box over her head*

This game is so entertaining.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 8th, 2016 12:42 pm (UTC)
so here she is 'activating stealth mode' by pretending to be cardboard box:

This seems like such an unlikely disguise for Natasha. But maybe that was the point. She's always thinking head.

My favourite part is Sam walking right by her, because I can just picture him going 'hey, Nat' and her being like 'hey, Sam' *closes box over her head*

Haha! Sam's like, "I'm not even questioning it."
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 8th, 2016 12:52 pm (UTC)
This seems like such an unlikely disguise for Natasha. But maybe that was the point. She's always thinking head.

What I love is that she's in her Iron Widow suit that Tony built for her, which comes with a cloaking device. But she's decided pretending to be a box is the better option. Granted, Bucky already noticed her even with the cloaking device, so maybe she's trying something else out now.

I'm pretty sure the cardboard is a video game reference, but I can't remember which. *Googles* It's Metal Gear Solid, apparently.

Haha! Sam's like, "I'm not even questioning it."

When you click on characters in the game, they all have set phrases they say, and half of Sam's are in regards to how weird everyone else is.

"Man, some of these superheros are completely crazy."
"Not bad for a normal guy, huh?"

Natasha's are mostly bored-sounding doubts about your abilities.

"How do I know you're not a double agent?"
"Follow me, and do exactly what I say."
"I'd ask why I'm the only one taking this seriously, but your answer would just annoy me."

Edited at 2016-05-08 12:53 pm (UTC)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 8th, 2016 02:07 pm (UTC)
Yup, that sounds like Natasha and Sam.

Does this Avengers game involve only the characters we've so far seen in the Avengers movies? So, someone like Ant-Man wouldn't show up? I'm still smiling over Scott's encounter with Sam. His initial "It's the Falcon!" when he first saw him ranks as one of the best line deliveries in Marvel movies. He sounds so scared but also so in awe and trying not to fanboy out.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 8th, 2016 02:28 pm (UTC)
The game isn't officially movie-based, I don't think, because we have other characters available. The premise is that there's been some sort of disruption in time, and almost everyone is a teen now, so Fury's opened this Avengers Academy to train them, and they're also trying to uncover what he's hiding (which is the multi-verse/time travel thing). Fury, Hank Pym, and Odin are the only adults. You start out with teen!Tony, and then I think you get Janet Van Dyne (Wasp) next, and Loki and Black Widow. You have to do quests to recruit each team member as they appear, and then there are special ones that cost gem shards (which you have to buy with real money). As you level up your academy, more characters become available. Some of them are from the comics and haven't appeared in the movies yet (Ms Marvel, Enchantress, Taskmaster), and some of them are limited edition characters that you get from completing special events (I have Rescue, Pepper's Iron Man suit, from a special event, and Star-Lord and Gamora from the Guardians of the Galaxy event). You can get Scott at a higher level that I haven't reached yet, and right now it's the Civil War event, so I'm working on getting Black Panther recruited, and I can buy Wonder Man if I want, and later on I have a chance of recruiting Bucky, and Agent 13.

Each character has a teen persona of themselves, and they're really well-written and cute (Janet has a fashion shop where you can get new outfits with special abilities, and The Vision is a DJ, but he costs money to recruit and I'm not spending, like, twenty bucks to get him). And there are cute hints of the teens remembering their adult selves, like Cap liking to do the Charleston, and Janet having a crush on Hank Pym, and stuff. It's really clever. The game play can be repetitive, but the dialogue is hilarious and they've put so much effort into little details.

His initial "It's the Falcon!" when he first saw him ranks as one of the best line deliveries in Marvel movies. He sounds so scared but also so in awe and trying not to fanboy out.

I loved Sam's 'don't tell Cap' moment after Scott got away. I can just hear that conversation.

Steve: So, we were attacked?
Sam: Uh, yeah. We were attacked.
Steve: How many were there?
Sam: ...one.
Steve: One.
Sam: Yeah, but he was really powerful, okay? He had...abilities, and shit.
Steve: What did he do?
Sam: He shrunk down. Like...really small.
Steve: He...he shrunk down?
Sam: Like an ant, man.
Steve: So, you were beaten by one man the size of an ant?
Sam: Don't judge me, you weren't there.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 8th, 2016 03:52 pm (UTC)
I'd like to believe there are security cameras at that location which captured Sam's entire fight with Scott.

The premise is that there's been some sort of disruption in time, and almost everyone is a teen now

Ha! Teenagers because reasons.

The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 8th, 2016 08:02 pm (UTC)
I'd like to believe there are security cameras at that location which captured Sam's entire fight with Scott.

Probably.

Sam: I would consider it a favour if you didn't watch the video.
Steve: I think someone uploaded it to StarkTube.
Sam: Dammnit!

Ha! Teenagers because reasons.

Pretty much.

Now that you've seen Ultron, here are the daemons I choose for the new characters:

Scarlet Witch -- Prizrak (meaning ‘phantom’) (“Prisha”). A Cane Toad (hallucinogenic frog, and was brought into Australian to help kill bugs, but it ran rampant and ended up causing a shitload of trouble for them).

Quicksilver -- Braska (meaning ‘a hurry’). A cheetah (fastest animal running, has few other defenses other than being really fast, forms strong sibling bonds)

Laura Barton -- Nidis (meaning ‘nest’). An American shorthair cat (very observant, good with children and love their family, but also independent)

Small Bartons:

Lila-- Kiris (meaning ‘bowstring’)
Cooper -- Pila (meaning ‘arrow’)
Nathaniel -- Sulka (meaning ‘feather’)

And Vision I've decided doesn't have a daemon, but he has a subroutine that acts like a daemon/conscience, and likes to experiment around with projecting daemons to put people at ease and explore the concept of it. His projected daemon probably changes each time, as though he were a child with an unsettled daemon.


I haven't thought about any of Ant-Man people yet, though.
aelfgyfu_mead: Winter Soldieraelfgyfu_mead on May 8th, 2016 05:21 pm (UTC)
That was hilarious! Sebastian Stan makes really funny faces.

My favorite part was when Elizabeth Olsen snatched the cup from right in front of Jeremy Renner.

Yeah, Scarlet Johanssen would have wiped the floor with these guys.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 8th, 2016 05:28 pm (UTC)
My favorite part was when Elizabeth Olsen snatched the cup from right in front of Jeremy Renner.

Yes! I think Jeremy Renner was too busy laughing at the fact that Jimmy Fallon would have to drink the spat up beer.

EDIT: Sebastian Stan makes really funny faces.

You can see him making some more here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BDBUZHwRRVw/?taken-by=joshuahorowitz

Edited at 2016-05-08 08:16 pm (UTC)
aelfgyfu_mead: Winter Soldieraelfgyfu_mead on May 8th, 2016 10:33 pm (UTC)
Did you see that movie, The Bronze? It was so inappropriate and offensive that I couldn't believe I enjoyed it. But I laughed my head off. So did Brilliant Husband (well, he laughed his own head off).
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 8th, 2016 10:50 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen it and really wasn't sure if I wanted to. The few clips I've seen were kind of funny but I wasn't sure if I could sit through 90 minutes of it. But it sounds like it's better than one might think?
aelfgyfu_meadaelfgyfu_mead on May 9th, 2016 12:32 am (UTC)
Gary Cole plays the main character's dad. He's priceless. It is really offensive. The central character is incredibly mean, and there's one little bit I seriously think they shouldn't have done. I can't believe I liked it, and I can't be sure that you will. But it was funnier than I thought it would be—and more amazingly, I started caring about some of the characters (starting with Gary Cole as the dad).

I should note, though, that I'd seen no clips. All I knew was that Melissa Rauch co-wrote it with her husband and played the lead, and that her character had won the bronze at the Olympics despite injury but could never make a comeback.

And, of course, I'm not quite a gymnastics insider, but some aspects were so familiar I think Rauch must have some personal acquaintance with the scene, though I couldn't find anything in her IMDb bio about her having done gymnastics.

I hope I'm not raising your expectations too much—but you might enjoy it. Sebastian Stan doesn't have a very big role, but he has one scene that I will never forget (no matter how hard I try).
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 9th, 2016 12:36 am (UTC)
I've seen only two clips. One with Melissa Rauch having a fight with her dad (well, more her screaming and him...not) and the other with Sebastian Stan's character. Although, I'm guessing the unforgettable scene involving him is the sex scene which I'm pretty sure I've heard more about than the actual premise of this movie.

I don't think I'll hunt this down but if it pops up on my Netflix one day and I have time, maybe I'll try for it then.