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Imagine an all-Avengers nerf gun fight in which Bucky is the single most terrifying man with a plastic orange gun in the whole univer. He, Clint, and Natasha team up and take it way too seriously, eventually pinning all of the others down in one of the dens. Tony cheats and asks JARVIS to locate them, but it doesn't do any good, since they're too well-coordinated and fast to be defeated.

JARVIS dislikes it when Mr. Stark makes amoral requests of him. This happens fairly infrequently, and there has never been malicious intent behind such requests, but he does find being asked to edit the wikipedia biographies of high-ranking governmental officials both repetitive and dull.  

Running a tracking algorithm of the sort he uses in the Iron Man suit to identify hidden hostiles against Mr. Stark’s own friends within their own home, however, settles poorly in his circuits, especially as they have no such advantage in this mock-war. Mr. Stark is already operating with an upgraded nerf weapon with a targeting system and has constructed a very sturdy barricade in the labs with the help of Thor and Dr.s Banner and Foster, although Thor had been lost in the first skirmish with the team lead by Captain Rogers. 

Although he dislikes doing so, he begins tracking the locations of the remaining ‘hostiles’ on Mr. Stark’s phone. He watches quietly as Dr. Banner is sent to liaise with the Captain’s team at their fort behind the couch in the lounge. Rogers declines the invitation, as do Agents Hill and Wilson, but Miss Lewis accepts, although JARVIS suspects that her reasons for doing so are not purely motivated by a desire for victory.

Before Dr. Banner and Miss Lewis can begin the journey back to the labs, the Rogers fort comes under attack from the vents. Hill manages to take Agent Barton out with a stunningly good shot involving a ricochet that should not have been possible with a foam bullet. In the end, Barnes and Romanoff get all but Mr. Wilson and Miss Lewis, who manages to escape at the last second as Dr. Banner takes a shot meant for her. 

JARVIS takes stock of the situation. Wilson and Lewis have made it safely back to the Stark barricade. Lewis, Wilson, and Dr. Foster are all quite fast and very good shots, and Mr. Stark has gifted them with the advantage of superior weaponry and intel, including the locations of the last three ‘hostiles’, who are operating without communication devices or upgraded weaponry. Despite this, JARVIS assesses that minus the intelligence he is providing, the terms of the final engagement should be evenly matched. He cannot disobey Mr. Stark’s order. However, there is one person Mr. Stark has not ordered him not to speak to, primarily because he believes her to be out of the game. 

"Miss Potts, if I might have a word?" 

***

Tony and his team are approaching the enemy encampment when the tracking program on his phone shuts off. he frowns and checks to make sure the phone still has battery. 

"Tony, where’d our intel go?" Darcy’s voice hisses through his earpiece. 

"JARIVS! Come on, buddy, fire it back up, don’t leave me hanging here," Tony whispers.

"I’m afraid I can’t do that, Sir," JARVIS says tonelessly, and for several long seconds, Tony knows the meaning of true, pants-wetting fear. The he feels a sharp tap in the middle of his back, and whips around to see Pepper leaning against the doorframe, casual as anything. 

"Stark, are you still there? What the hell’s going- aagh!" Sam cries out in his ear, and seconds later Tony hears both Jane and Darcy go down. 

"They’re efficient agents, Tony, but did you really think Barton and Barnes were working together that well without someone organizing them?" Pepper smirks.

"Don’t try to use JARVIS to cheat against me again, he doesn’t like it very much," she says over her shoulder, she saunters out of the room, gun at the ready. Tony thinks that even though she might be up against Barnes and Romanoff, the game is far from over. 

FUCKABOUT

When words get stuck in your throat 
And all you wanna do is choke 
On the lies that you’ve been fed 
When you are down in the dumps 
And you’re kicking at the walls 
'Cause you don't know what you've said

(sad playlist, listen here)

YouTube and Sexual Assault:

Firstly, I assume we all know about the Sam Pepper situation (I already made a post concerning that) , but recently a video was made by Jason (aka Veeoneeye) apologizing for manipulating a 15 year old girl into having sex with him while they were both under the influence of alcohol.
I feel like part of the YouTube community makes people think that it’s okay to do these horrible things and they can just make a video apologizing and it will be okay. I’ve heard people say that Jason is better than Sam because “at least he said sorry.” No. Rape is a horrible, disgusting, vile thing and just because you apologize doesn’t mean everything is ok. Try telling that to the victim.
A video doesn’t excuse anything that Jason did. To me, what he did was selfish. He had friends, people that looked up to him, and people that supported him. HE HAD HIS YOUTUBE FOLLOWING WHICH CONSISTS OF MOSTLY KIDS/TEENS. He basically threw all of that out the window just to please himself.
Also, for anyone claiming it’s not rape because “it was consensual.” He was 20. She was 15. She was intoxicated. He knew that. It’s rape.
To the victims: don’t EVER be afraid to speak up. There are so many people that will support you. You are not alone in this fight.

Books and Cupcakes’ September Book Photo Challenge
Day 30: Read This Month (a selection)

The Maze Runner, by James Dashner (London: Chicken House, 2013)
The Scorch Trials, by James Dashner (London: Chicken House, 2013)
Warm Bodies, by Isaac Marion (London: Vintage, 2013)
The Raven Boys, by Maggie Stiefvater (New York: Scholastic, 2013)

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Books and Cupcakes’ September Book Photo Challenge
Day 19: Book to Movie/TV

The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition, by Lewis Carroll and edited by Martin Gardner (London: Penguin, 2001)

This is an excellent read for Alice fans. Gardner has added helpful and interesting annotations to both Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.

Alice in Wonderland adaptations, also pictured:
Alice in Wonderland (Disney, 1951) 60th anniversary edition DVD
Alice (SyFy, 2009) DVD

Books and Cupcakes’ September Book Photo Challenge
Day 21: People on the Cover (Benedict Cumberbatch & Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes & John Watson)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,  by Arthur Conan Doyle, 
with an introduction by Mark Gatiss (London: BBC Books, 2011)

Cover photographs by Colin Hutton; cover design by Two Associates

Books and Cupcakes’ September Book Photo Challenge
Day 25: This Gives Me Feels

Wonder, by R. J. Palacio (London: Random House, 2014)

Wonder addresses bullying, friendships, and courage in a way that reveals each character’s fears and motivations without ever becoming heavy-handed. While August is the primary narrator of the story, several other characters take on that role for their own chapters. R. J. Palacio uses the viewpoint shift in a way that shows that everyone in August’s life is complicated and capable of making mistakes- but also capable of reflection and growth.

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