mine: the avengers*

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The Avengers: Bruce Banner [INTP]

Ti: Bruce doesn’t throw ideas out on a whim – he likes to fully think through his ideas, determine if they are workable, and mentally deconstruct them, searching for faults and weaknesses, before he shares them. Bruce will think through all the different aspects of a schematic or plan before he opens up to the group. He’s good at taking things apart to determine how they function.

Ne: He doesn’t just have one narrow goal, but is open to a multitude of creative ideas. He thinks outside the box and focuses on the larger picture, using his Internal Thinking to apply logic and narrow down his options. He looks outside himself for ideas, and is very worried about the wider implications of his work. Bruce is always in search of possibilities. He’s good at reading his teammates.

Si: The previous destruction caused by the Hulk largely overshadows Bruce’s present life; he is constantly trying to run away from his past but incapable of forgetting it or letting it go. He has vivid memories of his life before the Hulk and of the despair he has felt since; it continues to build inside him. Bruce has a hard time living in the moment and enjoying his life when he’s not the Hulk, because he’s so overwhelmed with guilt.

Fe: Even when he disagrees with someone else, Bruce tries to be polite and respect their feelings. He avoids conflict because he doesn’t like it and doesn’t know how to handle it, and because he knows it will trigger the Hulk. The Hulk’s inability to control itself reflects Bruce’s fear of his own emotions, and his inability to deal with them.

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“[S]trong interest by the American network ABC prompted a third incarnation of The Avengers, the one best remembered today. Diana Rigg as Mrs. Emma Peel replaced [Honor] Blackman, in very much the same mode but now captured on film and ready for export. It debuted on ITV on October 1965 and on ABC-US in 1966… By this time the ‘British invasion’ had captured the American imagination, and… the show was able to retain a highly 'British’ tone and focus and still remain strongly appealing to US audiences.”

– from Network Nations: A Transnational History of British and American Broadcasting, by Michele Hilmes (2011).

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racebent avengers fan(re)cast

michael ealy as captain america
john cho as iron man
santiago cabrera as the hulk
sinqua walls as hawkeye
nicole beharie as black widow
jason momoa as thor
faran tahir as nick fury
sendhil ramamurthy as phil coulson
adam rodriguez as james rhodes
lucy liu as pepper potts

influenced by witchlingfumbles’ post

merry christmas, tumblr!

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The shield itself is nearly indestructible. The paint work is not.

After one especially bad battle, Steve takes himself away to an empty office in the SHIELD headquarters. He closes the door behind himself and places his shield down on the neat desk.
 
Beside the shield, Steve places a small jar of metallic paint, and he takes a seat at the chair behind the desk. Flicking a paintbrush out from down his sleeve, where he had squirrelled it away earlier, he unscrews the lid from the paint and focuses on the bumps and abrasions on the shield.
 
There’s something soothing about it, he’ll admit - the silent downtime, the repairs done by his own hand. It’s enough to let him push the rest of the world to the back of his mind; he can block out the memory of the fight and the pain of grazed knuckles, for a while at least.
 
That’s the theory.
 
In practice, he freezes when the door opens - and when he finds Agent Coulson watching him from the doorway, he doesn’t say a thing.
 
“You’re in my office,” Coulson points out.
 
He steps into the room, while Steve can already imagine what Tony will say if this gets out: he can imagine the teasing, the accusations of vanity, and it always gets under his skin even while he’s facing down someone who must spend half his morning sculpting his facial hair.
 
Coulson moves closer to his desk, and leans over to examine the extent of the damage. “You need a hand?” he offers.
 
The tone of his voice makes Steve imagine long evenings pouring over models and weekends spent at historical re-enactments. It makes him smile, as much as he tries to fight it. “I have no idea what I’m doing,” he admits. Painting he can do. The rest of the repair-work is probably beyond him.
 
Coulson pulls up a chair on the opposite side of the desk, with the grim expression of someone who has been offered the opportunity of a life-time. “I’ve got this,” he states - and, with Coulson looking so grave, Steve believes him.

“Bruce was trying to teach Thor to knit and-”

“Stop. There are not words to describe all the ways that that sentence is wrong. No. I can’t-” Tony pressed a hand to the muscle twitching beside his eye. “No.”

Steve ignored him. “Bruce was trying to teach Thor to knit, and they decided on a tea cozy he could give his mother-”

“Please stop. Please, Steve.”

“And it didn’t go all that well, it was a little lopsided and not mom-present worthy, so Bruce was trying to cheer him up and find something else they could use his work for, and they settled on a hat because it was already the right shape, but it was too small for any of us, even though Thor tried it on.” He paused. “You should be glad we didn’t publish THAT picture in the New York times.”

“So. Much. Pain,” Tony gritted out.

“So since Thor loves Calcifer the toaster like a pet, the hat got a pompom and was gifted upon the toaster.”

Four (Or Five) Reasons for Kidnapping Tony Stark by Scifigrl47 gives me much joy so I’ll probably draw a few more pieces for it. Calcifer’s hat is too big, I realise that, but he at least looks like a toaster so I count this as a win.