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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 09:00 pm


A great constructed reality vid, based on the comic Blindspot. The clips from the many outside sources mesh seamlessly with the canon material.
Plot: Clint Barton suffers an injury to the head, and starts going blind. He hides it and tries to continue his life but when he is sent on a mission, he finds his older brother, Barney Barton, who is now on S.H.I.E.L.D.s hit list. He now has to choose between his family and S.H.I.E.L.D. all whilst losing his sight.
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Sunday, June 29th, 2014 02:00 am
Okay, this was posted today by a sergeantbuckybearbarnes in response to a Grant Ward appreciation post. It's just the latest in the long line of slowly but steadily escalating posts against the character and fans of the character.
I see anyone I’m following joining in on “Grant Ward appreciation week” and you’ll be unfollowed and publicly shamed for being a bad fucking person. Appreciate a good villain all you like, but the moment you try and paint them as a good person, you’re an unforgivable cunt and I don’t wanna look at you.
+ you're a fucking cunt OP + 'wow this asshole is sooooo dreamy' + go lie down and rethink your life choices +
(X)
(There was more, that's just one.)

We've finally reached the harrassment and bullying stage. All in the name of righteousness and social justice, of course.

So I'm gonna make this quick: I suspect I have people on my LJ/DW circles who agree with that person. If you do, I want you to unfriend me ASAP, no ifs, no buts. I'm turning off comments: this signals my absolute unwillingness to discuss this even a little bit, either here or via email. You think that poster is right, leave right now. I'm beyond furious at this point, and not putting up with this shit.

eta: look, if you don't do it now, I will do it soon as I catch you reblog shit like that, or see you contribute to this climate of hostility towards me and my fellow Ward fans. Might as well get it over with now.
astridv: (clint/natasha 2)
Saturday, June 7th, 2014 12:42 am
vid rec:
Clint Natasha | I will not die by Машенька Советова
The vidder uses monocromatic coloring to blend clips from various sources; the result looks very coherent and convincing.

(blocked in Germany as usual, thank to GEMA; get youtube unblocker to view)
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Monday, February 3rd, 2014 11:06 pm
Natasha vid: In the Bullpen by [personal profile] genusshrike
Song/Artist: The Bullpen, by Dessa; Length: 2:37
Summary: Forget the bull in the china shop
There's a china doll in the bullpen


(or a one-word-summary: fuckyeahnatasha! :)

Speaking of vids, know what would be really cool? A crossover vid starring Natasha and Melinda May. Wow, I'd really love to see how that would play out.
astridv: (avengers: you're not wearing this)
Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 10:35 pm
vic rec:
Ride to California by [personal profile] bradcpu (The Avengers + prequels)
characters: Steve, Tony, Thor and team
Song/Artist: Paper Tongues; 3:52

This is still one of my favorite Avengers vids (and that's in spite of the fact that there's no focus on Hawkeye and Black Widow - it uses mostly footage from Thor, Cap, and Iron Man and focuses on their backstories.) The vid does a great job connecting the characters and showing them turn into a team. The song choice is perfect and so is the editing... fast but not chaotic, and on the beat. I can watch this over and over.
astridv: (coffeepot hawk)
Monday, December 16th, 2013 10:42 pm
As I understand it, comixology is giving away Hawkeye #1 in digital format for free today. So if you wanted to check out this awesome series, this would be a good opportunity.

And to stay on topic, a Hawkeye ficlet:
We come correct, we keep it clean by [archiveofourown.org profile] jouissant
Gen; Clint&Kate (UST); rated g; 2915 words
Summary: She couldn’t remember the last time she’d seen him without a mess of assorted bandages on his face. They didn’t call it getting into a scrape for nothing; Clint Barton was proof enough of that. Stop staring, Kate.
astridv: (coffeepot hawk)
Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 10:15 am
... for a prompt by [personal profile] ratcreature, who wanted “something Jurassic Park like because dinosaurs are always fun, i.e. someone thought reanimating dinosaurs was a brilliant idea and SHIELD has to deal with it getting out of hand.”

pic behind the cut )

Preview:


next up: some Agents of SHIELD fanart, if all goes well and I can figure out where to go with that scene I’m scribbling. :)

(xposted to tumblr)
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Thursday, August 8th, 2013 03:44 pm
Here's a fanfic illo, for justreading4fun's story "In a Winter Month". Sketched it a couple weeks ago and got around to coloring it today.


(It makes this story look like an iron man fic when in fact Natasha and Clint are the main characters... but this was the scene that jumped to my mind.)
astridv: (hawkeye 2)
Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 11:14 pm
vid rec:
Hawkeye: Vantage Point (movie trailer)
gen; genre: action/spies & secret agents/mock trailer; 2:08 min
Summary: When a master marksman known as Crossfire murders a state senator, S.H.I.E.L.D. sends Clint Barton (Hawkeye), and Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) to the west coast find out why and who hired him. There they are joined by another agent, Bobbi Morse (Mockingbird), but find themselves one step behind Crossfire and his benefactor at every turn.

Constructed reality vids that are this good help satisfy my hunger for new canon...
astridv: (hawkeye 3)
Sunday, July 14th, 2013 10:16 am
Summary: Right, so I’m taking the dog out for a walk. The most normal thing I could possibly do.
Author: neveralarch, Artist: astridv
Characters: Clint, Kate, Lucky

WIP! Here’s the first page, sort of as a teaser (and because I find it hard to sit on finished art). I’ll probably post the next four pages in one chunk once they’re all done.

I don’t own the rights to these characters. This comic is drawn entirely for entertainment; no profit is made. Many thanks to neveralarch for kindly giving permission to use her fic.

Crossposted to tumblr here (though I can't figure out why the picture there is so much smaller.)

page 1 behind the cut )
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Sunday, June 9th, 2013 06:10 pm
I've been meaning to draw a sparring scene for ages. It's funny, all the while I was sketching and coloring this I thought it wasn't going anywhere, wondering whether I should scrap it and try a different angle. Then I threw a bit more color at it and, huh. Suddenly it worked.

I had Clint sketched with a shirt on at first. Then I said to myself: Self, what are you doing? So I took it off. In the interest of studying anatomy. For Science!



*me, showing sketch to roomie*: Does this look like a friendly sparring match?
Roommate: I'm not getting that at all.
Me: Between two deadly assassins?
Roommate: Then yes.
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Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 06:40 pm
I made these a while ago and never got around to posting the pics. I'm still not really happy with the quality of the photos but I hope the layers and three-dimensionality come through somewhat...
pics behind the cut: 3xSGA, 1xFMA, 1xAvengers )
Preview:


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Friday, January 11th, 2013 02:08 pm
Linkage: a fascinating photo series of a lake that floods every spring, to create a surreally beautiful underwater world. Green Lake in Austria.

Two snippets I created for Fandom Stocking:

For the prompt Natasha/being badass



Just another day at the office...
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Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 03:04 pm
Via [livejournal.com profile] be_compromised: Heroes & Heartbreakers posted a decent-sized excerpt from "Breakout", a New Avengers prose novel about Hawkeye and Black Widow's backstory (yay) which seems to blend movie and comicsverse.

Okay, I'm of course wary of tie-ins/profic because I've read my share of awful ones (Oh Buffy. Oh X-Files! Oh!) But OTOH I've also read a number of good, even brilliant ones.

I only skimmed the first two chapters but I liked what I read, so I pre-ordered it. Fingers crossed. Hardcover, putting a bit of a strain on my budget as I'm on sabbatical and not supposed to throw my money around. But apart from really wanting to read the thing, I also wanna do my part in sending a signal to TPTB that there is an audience for Black Widow and Hawkeye out there. We exist, yo! (Still bitter they packpedaled on that movie.)

I just read that AO3 is going to reopen invite requests; members will be able to request up to 10 invite codes.
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Monday, December 17th, 2012 12:36 am
vid rec:
The Avengers | Alternative Story
Constructed reality. A medieval fantasy Avengers AU that uses footage from various non-Marvel sources. Very cool, just the ending is a bit abrupt.

(I have the hardest time recognizing ScarJo in other roles...)
astridv: (avengers: you're not wearing this)
Monday, December 3rd, 2012 07:31 pm
This is all kinds of cool: The Hawkeye Initiative redraws absurd superheroine poses with Hawkeye.


art by curseofthefanartlords on tumblr

I hope some comics artists out there take a look at those, do some quality introspection, and remember them next time they set out to draw a comic panel with a woman in it...

Link to the Hawkeye Initiative's tumblr, with many more spine-breaking poses.
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Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 05:08 pm
fanart rec: Budapest. Another cool, stylish poster for the imaginary (sigh) movie.

and for a Halloween meme: Hawkeye and Black Widow dressed up as characters from MIB. Agent H and Agent B gonna kick some aliens ass.

I have so much fic printed out and waiting in my bookmarks, I don't know where to start. :) Good thing I'm off work for the next while. Good feeling, that.