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LISTEN BUDDY

NEED TO KNOW THE REACTIONS OF THE OTHER AVENGERS TO HYDRA COMING OUT

I NEED TO SEE TONY TAKING IT VERY VERY PERSONALLY (AND TRACKING DOWN THE ASSHOLE CONGRESSMAN)

I NEED TO SEE JARVIS INFILTRATING EVERY POSSIBLE LEVEL OF SHIELD, ROOTING OUT ALL KNOWN HYDRA AGENTS AND TRACKING DOWN THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE POSSIBLE GOOD GUYS

I NEED TO SEE PEPPER GETTING ON THE PHONE AND LOCKING. SHIT. DOWN.

I NEED TO SEE RHODEY SIGH AND GO GET THE IRON PATRIOT SUIT

I NEED TO SEE BRUCE SHAKE HIS HEAD, CLEAN HIS GLASSES, AND SAY “WHAT DO YOU NEED”

I NEED TO SEE THOR BACK FROM ASGARD, SIF AND THE WARRIORS THREE IN TOW, READY TO FUCK SHIT UP

I NEED CLINT TO COME BACK FROM WHO THE FUCK KNOWS WHERE AND GO “AW, SHIELD”

I NEED THIS MORE THAN AIR

Clint has a specific generic brand cereal that he loves (fruit-o’s or something lame like that). One morning he comes into the kitchen and greets everyone good morning before reaching for his cereal. Someone pasted a picture of his face over the colorful birds body and changed the name to hawk-o’s.
Clint leaves it and every time he buys a new box it magically happens again.
No one confesses and no one talks about it.

I like to imagine Clint being an amazing artist.

Think about it; an archer has to be completely at ease with their hands. They must have light fingers, be dexterous and have complete and utter control. Really, there’s little difference to him between a paintbrush and an arrow (seriously; he’s been known to hurl his brushes across the room at Tony’s head when he’s bored). 

When he’s stressed or emotional or even just bored, Clint will pick up his pencils or his pastels or his paintbrushes and create something wonderful. He’s accumulated hundreds of sketchbooks and canvases. 

He spray-paints the walls.

He sculpts statues out of clay.

He paints portraits of a woman with jade eyes and red hair in every available space.

And once Steve asked him about it, told him he could make a lot of money from it (the amount of money Steve made from selling one pencil sketch of Bucky after becoming an Avenger would be enough to send three kids to Harvard full time, which is coincidentally what he did). However, Clint just shrugged and replied, “Nah. It’s just a hobby.”

Give me artist Clint!!!

tips on how to realistically write deaf clint barton

hello, fanfiction writers!  i’m making this post because i’ve seen some deaf clint barton stories going around, and there are a lot of misconceptions about hearing loss and hearing aids and all that jazz, so since i’m hard of hearing, i thought i’d bring up a few common misconceptions.

  • clint just reads everyone’s lips and understands exactly what people are saying.  this is basically impossible.  only 30% of spoken english can be lipread.  for me, if i can hear your vowels and read your lips at the same time, i can typically get what you’re saying, but that’s not a guarantee.  clint also wouldn’t be able to pick up lipreading overnight.  that’s an acquired skill.
  • hearing aids!  there are many different types of hearing aids, so make sure you do your research on those.  there are BTE (behind the ear) hearing aids, which are the most common.  then there are the RITE (receiver in the ear), CIC (completely in canal), ITC (in the canal), ITE (in the ear) hearing aids.  even if you’re going to have tony stark whip up some cool state of the art hearing aids for clint, it’s helpful for you to know which style tony would be modeling these after.  keep in mind that some hearing aids don’t have an off switch—the only ways to turn those hearing aids off are to take the batteries out, which you need to do every night while the hearing aids themselves chill in a dehumidifier overnight.
  • american sign language is just like spoken english.  not true.  american sign language is a complex language with its own grammar and syntax.  make sure you research american sign language.  watch videos, read books, learn as much as you can.  you don’t have to learn the language, but familiarize yourself with it.  you also can’t learn ASL overnight, so clint can’t just read a book on it and then be an expert the next day.
  • hearing aids fix everything and make his hearing normal.  hearing aids do NOT fix everything.  they HELP, they do not FIX.  so even if clint wears hearing aids, his hearing will not be 100% perfect.  he’ll still miss pieces of the conversation.  he’ll still have to ask people to repeat themselves.  not all the time, but it’ll still happen.  he won’t magically become hearing because he’s wearing hearing aids.  remember: they’re called hearing AIDS not hearing FIXES.
  • two days later, clint is back to shooting arrows perfectly.  this isn’t true.  when the inner ear suffers severe trauma, it freaks out.  as a result of the traumatic way clint loses his hearing, he would have acute unilateral vestibulopathy.  symptoms of this include: severe dizziness, nausea, blurry vision, everything moving around so his eyes would be darting about trying to make his vision be still, and possibly neck pain.  his balance would be thrown way off whack, and he wouldn’t be able to walk very well after two days, let alone try to shoot a bow and arrow.  typically, these symptoms last anywhere from a few weeks to a month, depending on the type of injury.  but make sure you research this yourself, so you know more specific details!  my really awesome friend gave me the information on this, so shoutout to her!

ok!  i think i covered the most common misconceptions.  if you have any further questions, and you feel comfortable asking me, go ahead!  i am more than happy to answer any questions to the best of my abilities.  i think it’s awesome that marvel is now incorporating a superhero that isn’t fully abled.  it’s about time the rest of us got some representation.  go forth, and write well!

my anaconda don’t want none unless clintasha is canon in age of ultron