April 26th, 2019

Anya final stand, S7

movies

Going to see Avengers: Endgame tonight, so in the meantime, going to get some thoughts on other recently watched movies out.

The Spy Who Dumped Me. Two clueless American women get involved in European espionage by accident! This was extremely silly, Kate McKinnon's character is extremely gay in it (and also silly), the relationship at the center of it is the women's friendship and how each of them think the other is just the best, the (I guess) obligatory hot dude is very hot. I laughed; probably I would not watch again.

I was confused by the ending because earlier in the movie we see a photo of the Sekrit Bad Guy on someone's phone, and it's meant to be a reveal, but I thought it was a different person than it was, so I spent the last few minutes of the movie waiting for the last heel-turn that never came. Do not watch if you want a sensitive portrayal of any aspect of Europe.

Hereditary. I'm not sure how I feel about this one, which is par for the course with me and horror movies, so at least I'm consistent! Collapse )

Ant-Man and the Wasp. This was fairly light-hearted for the MCU these days. There was miscommunication and capers. People turned real big and real small for fight scenes. Physics was flouted at every turn. Hope Van Dyne got more to do. And ultimately, I just didn't care? Maybe I was in the wrong mood. I did like it better than Ant-Man, but believe me, that was a low bar to clear. Predictably, I wanted more Ava Starr; it blew my mind they introduced her and her problems and then made her basically a tertiary conflict in the film. The ending suggests to me that they definitely intend to give us more of her in the next film.

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Anya final stand, S7

Unusual Bearings!

The collection is live! I have a fic in there which I will talk about more after author reveals next week. In the meantime I got TWO lovely MCU fics:

Apart - Heimdall/Thor, 1.4k. Really lovely post-Ragnarok fic where Thor (and a bunch of other people) turns up pregnant, and Heimdall assumes it has nothing to do with him. I love the relationship between them, and the Heimdall characterization is A+.

In Good Hands - Bucky/Shuri, 3.5k. AU where HYDRA impregnates the Winter Soldier as an experiment, and he escapes to Wakanda. A lot of really neat tidbits of Winter Soldier/Bucky characterization as Bucky slowly comes back to himself, and the relationship with Shuri s very sweet.

I also have some recs for other things in the collection!
In the Interest of Honesty - MCU, Bucky/Loki, 2k. They're in an arranged marriage for reasons, and Bucky turns up pregnant due to past HYDRA modifications. The voices and dynamic here is really great - quiet and sweet.

The Capitoline Wolf - Percy Jackson, Percy/Nico, 8k. Percy and Nico go on a hunt for Artemis's favorite stuffed animal, and Percy ends up pregnant. I don't even go here, but the narrative voice in this fic was extremely engaging, and the emotional dynamics were satisfying.

Artificial Gravity - original work, f/f a/b/o, 18k. Ash is an alpha with past sexual trauma who gets paired with omega Riley as part of the breeding program to repopulate humanity. This is mind-meltingly hot f/f heat porn set IN SPACE with enough feelings to make me tear up. And then later, once Riley is pregnant, they have to CUDDLE a lot for REASONS. Tropey and hot as hell.

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Anya final stand, S7

Avengers: Endgame

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Note: if you want to comment solely about stuff you hated, please refrain. A comment with a mix of both is cool! I'm just not up to dealing with undiluted negativity right now.

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