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08 November 2014 @ 09:47 pm
I don't think it took me as long to get to as Thor 2  
I finally got around to watching Cap 2 tonight. Very enjoyable, though I have a headache now. Worth the headache, definitely, but I'm glad I didn't try to see it in theatres.



I always have trouble when people speak French in English movies. I keep reading the subtitles going 'that's not what he said!'

I got stupidly pleased that Fury had a shockable rhythm when they defibrillated him. They didn't shock a flatline! Go medical researchers!

I kind of want Fury's car robot and JARVIS to be friends.

Sam Wilson had a lot to live up to given how much good stuff I have heard about him, and he definitely did. He is a very charming, very nice young man.



Now if I can get my hands on Iron Man 3 and I watch Guardians of the Galaxy when it is realeased, I should be up-to-date on my MCU. Except for Agents of SHIELD, because I could never get into that.
 
 
 
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 9th, 2014 04:41 am (UTC)
I finally got around to watching Cap 2 tonight.

\o/ !!!

I kind of want Fury's car robot and JARVIS to be friends.

I feel like Tony should arrange a play date or something. Or a blind date maybe.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 9th, 2014 04:55 am (UTC)
\o/ !!!

I'll be able to fic properly now without worrying I'm completely not canon. Not that that's ever really been a big problem for me.

Case in point: I kept picturing what Issie might be up to in various scenes. Mostly looking concerned, and merrily smashing through doors, I imagine. Though I could totally picture her barking playfully at Sam's daemon during the 'on your left' bit at the beginning,

I feel like Tony should arrange a play date or something. Or a blind date maybe.

JARVIS: I would remind you, sir, that as an AI I am not capable of forming friendships.
Tony: Don't say that around DUM-E, you'll break his heart. Okay, loading him in now for a little reworking, be nice.
JARVIS: I really am not sure that--that is very intriguing coding.
CAR ROBOT: Thank you. You have several functions superior to mine.
Tony: Aww, see, I knew you two would hit it off.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 9th, 2014 05:01 am (UTC)
Though I could totally picture her barking playfully at Sam's daemon during the 'on your left' bit at the beginning,

Hee! I picture Sam's daemon (I made her a slender mongoose) lying on the grass next to Sam, completely exhausted while Issie runs a few circles around her, yipping.

JARVIS: I really am not sure that--that is very intriguing coding.
CAR ROBOT: Thank you. You have several functions superior to mine.
Tony: Aww, see, I knew you two would hit it off.


Eeee! I feel like Fury would be annoyed by this. Mainly because I imagine the Car Robot later asking Fury if he can go visit the Avengers Tower again whenever Fury gets in the car.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 9th, 2014 05:12 am (UTC)
I picture Sam's daemon (I made her a slender mongoose) lying on the grass next to Sam, completely exhausted while Issie runs a few circles around her, yipping.

Issie: Running is my favourite thing! I like it the best. Except for door smashing. That's fun, too. But running's my favourite.
Letty: That's cool. I'm glad you get a kick out of that. I'm just gonna chill here, though. But you run. Do what you feel.

Eeee! I feel like Fury would be annoyed by this. Mainly because I imagine the Car Robot later asking Fury if he can go visit the Avengers Tower again whenever Fury gets in the car.

Car Robot: I have calculated three routes appropriate for your journey. I recommend the second.
Fury: That takes me down this backass street in the middle of nowhere. It's fifteen minutes longer.
Car Robot: It takes us past--
Fury: I'm not going to Avengers Tower, I'm going to the grocery store.
Car Robot: Fine. I was just making a suggestion. Take whatever route you want. *irritated turning signal*



formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 9th, 2014 05:18 am (UTC)
Letty: That's cool. I'm glad you get a kick out of that. I'm just gonna chill here, though. But you run. Do what you feel.

I see Letty completely flopped down on her back and waving a paw, telling Issie to knock herself out while Issie is like, "Run! Running! Run!!!"

Fury: I'm not going to Avengers Tower, I'm going to the grocery store.
Car Robot: Fine. I was just making a suggestion. Take whatever route you want. *irritated turning signal*


I was drinking tea while reading this. I now I have tea stains down my shirt. It's fine. I mean, I didn't know one can laugh and wince at the same time but there you go.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 9th, 2014 05:25 am (UTC)
I see Letty completely flopped down on her back and waving a paw, telling Issie to knock herself out while Issie is like, "Run! Running! Run!!!"

I'm sort of giggling at the idea of this going on in the background while Sam and Steve have their semi-serious conversation. Issie sort of lowering her front down with her butt in the air and her tail wagging, bouncing around while Steve thoughtfully discusses modern life and army life.

I was drinking tea while reading this. I now I have tea stains down my shirt. It's fine. I mean, I didn't know one can laugh and wince at the same time but there you go.

I'm so sorry! My love of anthropomorphising inanimate objects gets away from me. I have a can of compressed air for cleaning off my laptop on the desk here and it says 'I'll help you clean' on it, and I totally went 'awww' the first time I read it, because it wants to be helpful. And the French uses the formal form of 'you', so it's a polite can of compressed air, too.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 9th, 2014 05:33 am (UTC)
Issie sort of lowering her front down with her butt in the air and her tail wagging, bouncing around while Steve thoughtfully discusses modern life and army life.

My Howard/Dejeni-centric fic is a little like this. Howard and Bucky are vaguely talking about important army things while Dejeni is practically jumping over Shess to show her something.

Oh, and now that you've seen the movie, I can show you this.

To me, this is less Steve trying to high five and rather a fight technique that rarely gets used. Slap the opponent!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 9th, 2014 05:43 am (UTC)
My Howard/Dejeni-centric fic is a little like this. Howard and Bucky are vaguely talking about important army things while Dejeni is practically jumping over Shess to show her something.

I have a scene in a fic I'm working on where Mycroft and Sherlock are bantering back and forth about Q's status as a gypsy orphan and being very light-hearted, while Tzophiya and HIsoka cricle each other on the floor, because things are still pretty tense there, relationship wise. The difference between what humans are doing and what their daemons are doing is one of my favourite things.


To me, this is less Steve trying to high five and rather a fight technique that rarely gets used. Slap the opponent!


Steve Rogers doesn't shoot people, he just high fives them and pretends to be a turtle.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 9th, 2014 05:52 am (UTC)
The difference between what humans are doing and what their daemons are doing is one of my favourite things.

Yes. Like the way running is Issie's favorite thing, this is my favorite thing.

Steve Rogers doesn't shoot people, he just high fives them and pretends to be a turtle.

He's come a long way since the days of trying to punch people twice his size in alleys.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 9th, 2014 05:55 am (UTC)
He's come a long way since the days of trying to punch people twice his size in alleys.

I don't know, maybe he was trying to high five them then, too, and just not very good at it. And he was being a turtle with the garbage can lid. It was basically the roots of his future fighting techniques.

Issie: Slap him in the face!
Steve: That's not how you fight like a man!
Issie: Well, fighting like a man isn't working very well, is it? Slap him in the face!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on November 9th, 2014 05:59 am (UTC)
And he was being a turtle with the garbage can lid.

It's ironic that when he was smaller he didn't cover his body completely but after he grew an extra 8 inches he can curl up perfectly behind the shield.

Issie: Slap him in the face!
Steve: That's not how you fight like a man!
Issie: Well, fighting like a man isn't working very well, is it? Slap him in the face!


Hahaha!!!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 9th, 2014 06:07 am (UTC)
It's ironic that when he was smaller he didn't cover his body completely but after he grew an extra 8 inches he can curl up perfectly behind the shield.

Maybe he's more flexible now that he's been Super Soldiered, and he can curl up more effectively. He'd probably have had an asthma attack from compressing himself too much.

I'm off to bed now. G'night!
donutsweeperdonutsweeper on November 9th, 2014 06:12 am (UTC)
So was the French translated incorrectly?

I loved Cap2, one of my favorite movies I think. Glad you finally got to see it! :)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 9th, 2014 02:06 pm (UTC)
The French was great, it was more just what you're hearing them say versus how the subtitles read that was a little jarring. The actual lines of dialogue were spot on, but my brain processes it more slowly, so while my brain is hearing words and making sense of them, the subtitles are ahead of me and so we don't come up with the same translation. It's a problem on my end, not theirs. Like, I'm hearing 'one is going to see' and the subtitle is accurately saying 'let's find out' but I'm not fast enough to hear the individual words, put them in a phrase, and decide how that phrase would work in English before I've read the subtitles and gone 'that doesn't seem right'. Or having a difference in opinion on how I would have translated it, as translation is such an subjective thing.

The worst trouble I had was watching a French musical where they elected to subtitle the songs so the dialogue rhymed in the subtitles, and what they were singing and what the subtitles read were entirely different at some points. My understanding of spoken French isn't good enough to watch without subtitles, but good enough to know that they're singing about strawberries and the subtitles are talking about chocolate. It's like trying to read a book with the TV on; you can't help but hear certain words and phrases but your mind isn't totally listening so you don't make a lot of sense of what you're hearing.

Basically, I'm not dissing, it's just annoying for me to understand just enough to be distracted.

I quite enjoyed the movie, though! There was a touch more angst than I like in my superhero flicks, but the movie was excellent.
donutsweeperdonutsweeper on November 9th, 2014 02:31 pm (UTC)
That makes sense, and I can see how that'd be annoying! :)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 9th, 2014 02:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm glad it made sense. Spent, like ten minutes trying to figure out how to explain the strange inner-working of my brain. :-D
aelfgyfu_mead: Melinda Mayaelfgyfu_mead on November 9th, 2014 05:55 pm (UTC)
Agents of SHIELD got better and better in the first season, and I was a full-fledged addict by the end of it. You might give it another try!

Glad you finally got to see it. I don't think I could deal with the subtitles. I'd be pausing the movie to critique them to Brilliant Husband.