July 30th, 2012

movie // avengers // hawkeye symbol

fic fic fic

Blech, okay, I think I may have actually survived the Action Scene Doldrums. It's not brilliant and it still needs some work, but it'll do, pig. It'll do.

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So far I think my favorite parts to write have been the flashbacks. There's more flexibility in them, since I'm not constrained to sticking to the plot (plot, bah) and can include things that are meaningful to the story as a whole.

I haven't done snippets in a while...

He holds the arrow to the bowstring but does not pull it back. He steps forward, into a rectangle of light cast by the target’s window, and she thinks SHIELD. They’ve sent others to sweet-talk her. She hasn’t killed any of them because she doesn’t want to put an even bigger target on herself, but there's a first time for everything.

He says, “There’s another way, you know. You don’t have to live like this,” and lowers his arms, the arrow now pointing at the ground between them. His voice is pitched low; the target sits, watching television, only a few feet away.

“There’s no other way,” she says, surprised to hear herself speak.

The man moves closer, and does not die.

“I know you’re not happy,” he says.

“Is that what you know?”

He doesn’t react to the scorn in her voice. “Yes,” he says simply. He is unmasked, unhelmeted, the same as she. He is not handsome in the conventional sense, but there is something about his face that is striking, and she knows that if she survives this night she will never forget it. “I was there, once.”

She frowns. “Where?”

He nods at her, at the gun in her hand, at the ugliness in her head. “Where you are. On the wrong side.”
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movie // batman // shut up

The Dark Knight Rises

*ponders going to see TDKR today*

I was originally going to go with Dad, but what happened in Aurora kind of turned him off the movie. It's hard to blame anybody for that, especially with the media coverage trying so hard to link the two, but obviously it's not the movie's fault and, damn it, I still want to see it before I get completely spoiled by the internet :)

I think I will set myself a goal of writing another 1,000 words today, and use the movie as a reward. There's a 2:20 showing... I'll aim for that.

(Hmm, I need a CB as Batman icon. Ideally a funny one. I'm really not much of a fan of Michael Keaton's Batman, but the icon always makes me laugh.)

ETA: 1200 words, more or less! I think I need one more short Clint scene and then Chapter Nine will be DONE, booyah.
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movie // batman // dark knight

TDKR thinky-thoughts

I went over to my folks' after the movie and didn't have my laptop (I really need to get more in the habit of grabbing my tablet when I leave the house...) so these are a couple hours old, but still...

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