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28 April 2012 @ 12:38 am
Tony Stark: His Awesomeness Will Floor You  
So I saw a couple of Avengers clips.


I've decided that the two best things in the world now are Stark's nicknames for Thor and Loki. Which are Point Break and Reindeer Games, respectively.

POINT BREAK AND REINDEER GAMES.

I might have laughed out a lung I laughed so hard. I don't think anything else in this movie will ever match those names in terms of hilarity.

 
 
 
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: TemptingFateguardian_chaos on April 30th, 2012 02:22 am (UTC)
You saw an advanced screening of this!? I am going to break my hands trying not to click on that entry, you know. Eee! That's so exciting!

Point Break and Reindeer Games really are perfect nicknames for the demigod siblings.

I don't think anything else in this movie will ever match those names in terms of hilarity.

I don't want details! But...were you right about that? =)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 30th, 2012 02:33 am (UTC)
You saw an advanced screening of this!?

All hail my ridiculously well connected friend!

I don't want details! But...were you right about that? =)

Yes. Yes, I was. Then again, the audience I saw the full film with did not agree with me as they barely tittered at the nicknames. I, on the other hand, laughed heartily.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: DW_Cheersguardian_chaos on April 30th, 2012 02:55 am (UTC)
Waaahhh!! I want a ridiculously well connected friend!! *faceplants in the mud of despair*

the audience I saw the full film with did not agree with me as they barely tittered at the nicknames. I, on the other hand, laughed heartily.

Hee! Oh, I so love it when one person in the audience laughs louder at a certain scene than anyone else. It always makes me laugh right along with them, except I usually get that delayed reaction laugh that makes everyone stare at me. Good feeling, though, those laughs. XD
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 30th, 2012 02:59 am (UTC)
I sort of got why audiences might have missed Stark calling Thor Point Break as he said it rather quickly and nonchalantly. But Reindeer Games got a complete showcase.

Does no one else see how incredible it is that Stark referenced THOSE movies while insulting two demi-gods?! COME ON!!!
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: SPN_HurricaneSkyguardian_chaos on April 30th, 2012 03:09 am (UTC)
I'm just looking forward to ALL of the Tony Stark bantering moments. It's hard for me to believe I'm going to see the movie so soon. I mean, not ADVANCED SCREENING soon like you, Mrs. Special Scribbler Snowflake, but soon, nonetheless!

Does no one else see how incredible it is that Stark referenced THOSE movies while insulting two demi-gods?! COME ON!!!

Didn't you get the memo!? Those lines were written just for you!! Movies are now going to talk to you in code. It'll be magical, until the creepy kicks in. *G*
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 30th, 2012 03:18 am (UTC)
Didn't you get the memo!? Those lines were written just for you!! Movies are now going to talk to you in code. It'll be magical, until the creepy kicks in. *G*

I always enjoy a good dose of grandiosity with my schizophrenia!

I'm just looking forward to ALL of the Tony Stark bantering moments.

He is funny. He and Bruce Banner offer the most amount of intended hilarity. There's a lot of general unintended hilarity from the others.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: BBT_NerdDance!guardian_chaos on April 30th, 2012 03:29 am (UTC)
I always enjoy a good dose of grandiosity with my schizophrenia!

...I don't think it was healthy how hard I just laughed at that comment. Just...haaaaaaaa!!!! *falls out of chair*

He and Bruce Banner offer the most amount of intended hilarity.

I completely wasn't expecting it when the commercials started to focus on the Tony Stark/Bruce Banner dynamic for comedy. But then I remembered that Tony Stark is basically an adult five-year old that likes to rapidfire poke people in the shoulder until they react, preferably in as grand a way as he can provoke. And it's difficult to react to stress in a more grandiose way than the Hulk does. So! I'm sure poor Bruce gets to suffer Tony's taunting all over that movie.

I'm dying to ask you so many questions about the movie. *tears out hair* DON'T LET ME. If I do, throw small animals at me! That should be enough to divert my attention, at least momentarily...
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 30th, 2012 03:34 am (UTC)
I'm dying to ask you so many questions about the movie. *tears out hair* DON'T LET ME. If I do, throw small animals at me!

*lobs a chipmunk at you*

I completely wasn't expecting it when the commercials started to focus on the Tony Stark/Bruce Banner dynamic for comedy.

They are both together and apart, completely funny. I have a whole new appreciation for Mark Ruffalo. For instance, this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GwRis0CZhQ

Don't worry. It's not at all spoilery about the Avengers.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: BBT_NerdDance!guardian_chaos on April 30th, 2012 03:46 am (UTC)
._.
o_o
O_O
CHIPMUNK.
CHIPMUUUUNNNKKKKKKKKK!!!!! *hurls self about the room, successfully distracted*

For instance, this video:...

"I HAVE EIGHT FANS--" Ruffalo says, self-deprecatingly, as the audience dissolves into voracious laughter, drowning him out entirely.

And oh my goodness, he remembers the exact call! And the poor fan seems so distraught! He wrote such a detailed fix-it conversation for himself! This is perfect!

"Jared, you really get me, like no one has ever gotten me."

"And then he scripted in an 'awkward pause'."

How does this even exist? That interview is great! Have I mentioned how much I adore the Graham Norton Show? It fills me with such concentrated glee.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 30th, 2012 03:52 am (UTC)
"THANK you, Jared! I love you!"

Such perfection!

While watching The Avengers, I had the random thought that if Mark Gatiss ever got cast as Aziraphale, I might want Tom Hiddleston as Crowley. A part of me screams "no!" because Hiddleston has already compromised my brain by giving me a Loki I both love but also despise for what he's done to the Loki of the myths. But another part of me has to acknowledge that I think he and Gatiss could generate some interesting chemistry. But obviously at this point Hiddleston might be too big for a TV series.

*lobs a koala*
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: SPN_HurricaneSkyguardian_chaos on April 30th, 2012 04:02 am (UTC)
That...that...y'know, I hadn't even considered such a pairing, but that is brilliant! I've been mentally casting one of my friends in the role of Crowley for a little over a year now, but seeing as my friend is not an actor (it HURTS me that he ISN'T, purely for GOOD OMENS' sake), Hiddleston could totally work as Crowley.

In terms of Aziraphale, he's the one I have more trouble attaching a face to. I'm having trouble seeing Gatiss in that role. Um. Did you mean Mark Ruffalo? Because I can see that, much to my delight. Attaching the word "Gatiss" to Aziraphale just makes me think of Aziraphale going through a creepy, undead-for-thousands-of-years phase that drives everyone absolutely bonkers. XD

A part of me screams "no!" because Hiddleston has already compromised my brain by giving me a Loki I both love but also despise for what he's done to the Loki of the myths.

*pets you* There, there, it's okay. You can make your Loki as crazed and power-hungry and not-emo as you want. He need not be changed by the Hiddleloki!

*lobs a koala*

*hires a giraffe to protect me from the slew of tiny animals* BEND, MY LONG-NECKED SLAVE! BAT THE CREATURES AWAY!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 30th, 2012 04:09 am (UTC)
Attaching the word "Gatiss" to Aziraphale just makes me think of Aziraphale going through a creepy, undead-for-thousands-of-years phase that drives everyone absolutely bonkers. XD

I'm apparently of the few who first met Gatiss through his work on League of Gentlemen rather than in things like Sherlock and Being Human. Granted, he also played completely bonkers characters on LoG but he also played a Dr. Chinnery who in my mind is rather like Aziraphale in that he means well but things rarely turn out right.

Hiddleston could totally work as Crowley.

He's got the general physical features mentioned in the book (thin, good cheekbones). Hair dye takes care of him being blonde. He's a bit taller than I'd like Crowley to be (who in my mind is shorter than Aziraphale for some reason) but that's just quibbling on my part.

He need not be changed by the Hiddleloki!

I laughed for a strange amount of time at the word 'Hiddleloki.' It looks like an actual word! A hilarious, perfect word. Like the word for a part of a bike or some sort of gardening instrument. "Stop trying to pull up the weeds with the spade. It's much easier with the Hiddleloki."

Oh, how I amuse myself. Like Aziraphale I clearly need to get out more.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: DW_Cheersguardian_chaos on April 30th, 2012 04:37 am (UTC)
Actually, the main difficulty I have picturing Gatiss as Aziraphale is his height. I picture Aziraphale as being notably shorter than, say, Mycroft. But I could be wrong! I don't remember him in League of Gentlemen, but that's probably because I saw that movie a while before I saw any of the work I've come to associate Gatiss with. Gatiss is a remarkably good actor, though, so...hmm. Perhaps.

Hair dye takes care of him being blonde.

I'm starting to realize that hair dye is my absolute favorite thing for male actors. It changes everything.

He's a bit taller than I'd like Crowley to be (who in my mind is shorter than Aziraphale for some reason)

*MIND IS BLOWN* Whoa! WHOA! Really? Oh, now I'm wondering what other traits we don't associate similarly with these characters. Nifty! I don't picture Aziraphale as a "squat" figure, just of average height, and Crowley as being just tall enough to be noticeable if he wants it to be, but easy enough to blend in if he so chooses. My, aren't headcanons fun? :)

I laughed for a strange amount of time at the word 'Hiddleloki.' It looks like an actual word! A hilarious, perfect word.

I really can't believe no one else seems to have used it! I giggled as I typed it out. It's so delightfully mischievous.

"Stop trying to pull up the weeds with the spade. It's much easier with the Hiddleloki."

BAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!!! And now I'm picturing Thor holding onto Loki's ankles and trying to dig up a flower bed with him, shouting in a completely oblivious manner, "Dig harder, brother! We must have the gardens planted by sundown!!!" and Loki sort of...screeching in protest and flailing his arms about, which, incidentally, actually does a good job of softening the dirt beneath him.

Oh, how I amuse myself. Like Aziraphale I clearly need to get out more.

Oh no, no. That's crazy talk. *brings you tea and fandom goodness* We do not speak of the outdoors. Crazy motel people are out there, and weird people who paint their doors with black and white cowprints. Outside... *shudders* No, stay inside. STAAAAAAYYYYY. *puts a hypnotoad in front of you for emphasis*
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 30th, 2012 04:51 am (UTC)
I actually meant the British series, League of Gentlemen. It's a series that's full of black as coal humor. Here's a snippet of what I mean by Dr. Chinnery and his poor luck: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJzL_wyMahU

Oh, now I'm wondering what other traits we don't associate similarly with these characters. Nifty!

I tried to picture Aziraphale as close to the scant descriptions we have in the book. Somewhat chubby with well manicured hands and clothing that could do with a wash. But yeah, somehow I always pictured him taller than Crowley. Not sure why, exactly. Perhaps it was just an unconscious influence after reading about how when they first met, Crowley was in his snake form and thus obviously shorter than Aziraphale in his regular form.

"Dig harder, brother! We must have the gardens planted by sundown!!!"

Oh, Thor. Oh, big dumb clueless Thor. Of COURSE you thought this was the best way to garden.

I'm starting to realize that hair dye is my absolute favorite thing for male actors. It changes everything.

Behold, two actors who have benefited from hair dye in one interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9IQh2vBzcI&feature=related

It's actually gotten to the point now where I do start a bit when I see Cumberbatch with his naturally blondy-red hair.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: DTamers_BeautifulNightguardian_chaos on April 30th, 2012 05:05 am (UTC)
I actually meant the British series, League of Gentlemen.

Oh. *coughs* Well then! I'd better watch that clip so I can correct my glaring ignorance! And perhaps see the Aziraphale traits in Gatiss. And...and...OH NO WHAT IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN TO THAT POOR TURTLE AKLGSGLJSKDLJ WHAT IS THIS THING YOU HAVE SHOWN ME WHAT AM I ABOUT TO SEE I HAVE PAUSED THE VIDEO BECAUSE I'M TERRIFIED OF WHERE THIS IS GOING 'SCRIB, 'SCRIB, GATISS IS HOLDING A HOSE TO ITS HEAD 'SCRIIIIIIB, 'SCRIIIIIIB, WHY!?

Perhaps it was just an unconscious influence after reading about how when they first met, Crowley was in his snake form and thus obviously shorter than Aziraphale in his regular form.

That would make sense. Perhaps I just have a subconscious association from somewhere that the "bad boy" of a pairing likely isn't usually going to be the shrimp of the two. Though I guess it doesn't matter, in all actuality.

Oh, Thor. Oh, big dumb clueless Thor. Of COURSE you thought this was the best way to garden.

Odin told Thor that tending to a garden could be "tricky" and Thor interpreted this completely the wrong way. "I didn't mean it required the involvement of a Trickster!" Odin thunders, while Loki, in the background, spits out mud and looks hatefully at anyone who dares to cross his garden-soiled path.

Behold, two actors who have benefited from hair dye in one interview:

Hee! This is truth. The transformation they both endure makes me curious about trying dark hair, even though I've never seriously considered dying my own before. Well, save for some reddish, temporary streaks I dyed in when I was embarrassingly young. I don't talk of those streaks. Sssshhh!!

As another point, I'm always amazed at how gentle they both are in their interviews. Hiddleston and Cumberbatch always look so tenderly at whoever they're being interviewed beside. They seem genuinely fond of those they work with. It's the sweetest thing.
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