quadratur: (Ironman)

Once in a while I enjoy reading genderswap-fics, mostly in fandoms where it's possible like Avengers, Supernatural, Harry Potter and such. Although I think they should be called sex-swap because in most cases the characters change their sex but not really their gender. also most fics don't really address the topic of gender, or do so without the writers maybe being fully aware of doing it?

One of the things I always find extremely weird is that when male character A suddenly ends up female he also automatically has longer hair and in some instances even shaved legs, armpits and/or bikini-zones or even plucked eyebrows. That always strikes me as odd because why would an alien or an Asgard god-magician or even a Potter-universe-wizard know or care about very specific gender-rules of western society? Gender-rules btw not even all women of western society adhere to. I know women who have shorter hair than most men. So why would a man with short hair, hairy legs and so on suddenly end up being female with long locks and perfectly shaven legs? Loosing a beard sure, but the rest of the hair? Gaining hair in other places instead?

For some reason that always throws me because it sounds so illogical. And yeah, I'm aware that I'm talking about sex-swapping stories, but why would for example Loki create a spell that incorporates hair-lengthening and some nice waxing of specific places? Why would he care? Would he even know that this is what a woman is expected to look like? Not to mention that would imply that Asgard women follow the same rules as women on earth. Maybe Asgardians like their women hairy and natural and that's the trend there?

Anyway, aside from it being weird, that would actually be an interesting part of the story, of someone who's genderwise still male suddenly being confronted by those very gender-specific rules that creep in during every day life and that people are usually baffled about the moment they encounter them. It might be something like: "Oh, I'm female now. Yay, no shaving. Wait? What? I have to shave even more? Damn." Or just snide comments about unshaven legs or armpits.

I should maybe clarify that I'm talking about little things, not the big stuff like "OMG, breasts! Vagina! Period!" but the gender-stuff some men (for example) don't think about or don't realize exists.

How would Tony Stark react if suddenly his cup-size seems more important to people than his IQ? Or his make-up more important than his other qualifications. Or suddenly having to deal with men treating him like he treats women (think Natasha as Natalia in Iron Man 2). He might be used to being sexualized by the media, but it's still different for a man than it is for a woman. There's the power-imbalance.

 And even if the team promises not to treat him differently, the only ones who would be able to manage that would be Clint Coulson because they are used to Natasha and were trained by her. The rest wouldn't be able to subconsciously react to *female*. Even Natasha might end up treating him differently.

Just thinking, shutting up now. And I still think sex-changes should not come with in-built makeovers.

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I just zapped into an episode of Magnum and what do they do in that very moment? Mention 5-0 and McGarett. LOL. Perfect fannish moment.

I've always liked Magnum, especially Higgings. A crossover between Magnum and h50 would be really cool. Steve could have served together with Magnum. But I really want to have Steve and Danny interact with Higgins.

Now I only need someone to wrote this for me :-D
quadratur: (Steve showing off)
Dear Criminal Minds Writers,

you might try doing some research because if you had then you would know that Interpol is not some kind of world-police with locations around the world or agents running around. They do have a coordination-office in Rouen, where the paper-pushers sit but that's basically it. The rest is done by local law-enforcement.

All of these Interpol-story-lines crack me up because they are beyond unrealistic and really push the envelop of 'suspending my disbelief'. I am willing to suspend my disbelief but only so far.

Every book-writer would get torn into pieces for sloppy research but tv-writers get away with it? I really don't get it.


May. 18th, 2012 01:20 am
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I just zapped into Natural Born Killers and omg young RDJ is totally cute, but I have to admit lookwise I like him now more. He had such a cute babyface back then while his face has a lot more character today.

Guess he's one of the men that age well. It is true, some men really are like expensive red wine, better the older they get. Some that come to my mind are Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Connery, Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr. Mario Adorf too.
quadratur: (Captain America)

Title: Marvels
Author: [livejournal.com profile] quadratur
Parings: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, Phil Coulson/Clint Barton, Jane Foster/Thor, Pepper Potts/Natasha Romanov
Rating: -
Words: 671
Summary: Movie night at the Avengers Tower with the whole team and their significant others.
Story contains: Kissing, character-musing, Steve POV
Author's Note: Written for  [livejournal.com profile] foxxcub's kissing meme (link opens in new window). Slightly revised and with a few little things added. All remaining errors are mine.

Marvels )

quadratur: (Ironman)
Being involved in two fandoms where the main characters are called Steve can be slightly confusing. Or maybe that's just me and I'm confusing myself. I had the same problem with Lindsey even though I was only watching CSI: NY and wasn't fannish about it unlike Angel.

I also find the name Danny for a man odd because in Germany it's a nickname for girls (the female version of Daniel would be Daniela and shortened it would be Dany, Dani, or Danny). when this came up on Body of Proof I was all: Noooo, it's a girl's name.

Just as confusing is reading a story about Gambit and suddenly stumbling about a discription of Gambit's brown eyes. That makes me go Huh? everytime and was one of the things I truely hated about the movie. Those red-on-black eyes have always been one of THE most recognisable things about Gambit and yet in the movie they didn't manage to make Taylor Kitsch wear some contacts? Would that have been so hard?

And I still want to write an H50/Avengers-crossover. I'm just not sure what to focus on and where to start. I have a few ideas and snippts in my mind yet no real plot so far. But I do wnat some Danny & Tony interaction. Or Danny & Coulson. And maybe Steve & Steve. Or Steve and Natasha. Kono & Natasha?
quadratur: (Captain America)
I booked the tickest for The Avengers today. I'll see it next Monday because that's the onyl day where they'll be showing it in English around here.

I'm also a bit pissed because they are only showing the 3D-versions, no 2D. I hate 3D. I hate the fact that if I want to watch that movie I have to watch it in 3D (and deal with the effects and pay more money for something I don't really want).

If I like a movie and especially when I'm fannish about it, I watch movies more than once. Considering this I'd already accepted having to suffer through the German dubbing. But German dubbing and 3D is just too much. And yeah, I'm really pissed about that. What about all the people who can't see 3D, who have medical conditions that make 3D-movies an impossibility?

It reminds me of that interview Johnny Depp once did where he was asked if he'd seen the Pirates movie he'd just done and he said No because it was in 3D and he can't watch 3D-movies without suffering from the effects.

Guess that means I'll only watch The Avengers at the cinema once and then buy the 2D-Blu-Ray once it comes out. :-(

In preparation I'm planning to do an Avengers-weekend this weekend and watch Iron Man 1+2, Hulk, Thor and Captain America.
quadratur: (Tony Stark)

Title: Success
Author: [livejournal.com profile] quadratur
Characters: Tony Stark, JARVIS
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Word Count: 100
A/N: Written for the [livejournal.com profile] avengers100-prompt "beginnings"

He has triple- and quadruple-checked the code and the installation and in his mind everything lines up perfectly, but Tony knows that not everything that works in the spheres of his mind also works in reality.

For a moment he stares at the command-code, then takes a deep breath and hits the final key.

He knows the installation will take time, time he could use for something else; instead he remains in his seat and just watches. Finally it's done.

"Hello? Are you there?" Tony asks, feeling slightly silly.

"Good morning, sir. Is there anything I can do for you?"

quadratur: (Steve & Kono)
In an attempt to be more active on this journal I really want to take part in this challenge. I just haven't made up my mind yet what I want to write 100 posts about.

100 story-recs?
100 m/m-book-recs?
100 movie-recs?
100 drabbles and ficlets?
100 fannish picspams?

And thoughts? Things you, dear f-list would like to see?

{Take the 100 Things challenge!}
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I don't think I have ever seen this many leaked scenes from a movie. On the one hand it makes me all giddy and excited, but I'm slowly also wondering if I'm hyping myslef up too much, or maybe not?

Well, whatever. The boys are pretty, definitely have some issues, there seems to be bonding and only two more weeks. And I'm still hoping that the un-dubbed/subbed version will be shown at leats once. Pretty please!!!!!!

More after the cut that no longer looks like a cut )


Apr. 17th, 2012 09:56 am
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Fillion & Downey Jr: Similarities and not...

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Is there an avengers_kink-community? Something similar to [livejournal.com profile] inception_kink?


Not that I need even more ideas... especially not kinky ones...
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Trying to get back into the whole blogging thing.

* Everytime I watch a US-crime show and they do an autospy where they only uncover parts of the body with the sheet or go into contortions to show something on the back while making sure that all "important" body-parts aka primary and secondary sexual organs are still covered, I end up rolling my eyes. It's just so totally un-realistic. Yet those same shows have no problem showing in excruciating and nauseating details brutal crimes or what kind of damage a bullet might cause or a knock to the head.

* This makes me happy and even more eager for the end of April. I so hope that one cinma will show Avengers in the original version so that I don't have to sit through the German dubbing. I still might have to sit through the German dubbing in case I want to see the movie more than once. I hate the German dubbing. I love the Tony & Loki interaction. I'm even tempted to maybe write them....

* Spend part of Easter re-watching "A town called Eureka", starting with season 1. Oh Nathan Stark. How much I miss you. Ed Quinn is just a gorgeous man.

Of course now I want crossovers or AUs. Steve McGarett as a scientist in Eureka, Danny Williams as the new Sherrif? Kono could be the deputy and Chin the CEO of Global Dynamics, or he could take on the role of Henry. Kamekona runs Café Diem. Anyone up to writing that for me?

* I'm also poking at a H50/Avengers-crossover-idea. Or ideas. I can't make up my mind which way to go. I want some interaction between Danny and Coulson. Maybe some bonding: Coulson: "The consultant is coming to Hawai'i. Says he feels like taking a vacation. Beach, sun, pretty girls..." Danny: "Waaaahhhh. Keep him away from my islands!!!"

Tony flirting with Danny. Clint, Natasha, Kono and Steve McG. bonding over their Ninja-skills and explosives. Bruce bonding with Max. Steve R. just going with the flow or maybe bonding with Danny. And now I want some Kono/Natasha.. *headdesk*

I better stop here before I give myself even more ideas. Still have to work on some other stuff (original m/m-novel among that).

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Trying my hands at some Avengers-icons. These are mostly from the earlier trailer and the Ironman-movies. I'm already thinking about making more... noooo, I'm not really obsessed with that movie or can't wait for the end of April... why do you ask? ;-)

Photobucket   Photobucket   Photobucket   Photobucket
More after the cut )

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Title: Danny, The Kinky Dragon
Author: [livejournal.com profile] quadratur
Paring: Danny/Steve, hinted at Danny/Steve/Catherine (blink and you might miss it)
Rating: NC-17
Words: 5165
Summary: Danny is looking for a birthday present for Catherine. Steve is curious and as usual gets into trouble, this time with a grumpy, golden dragon.
Story contains: mentions of dildos, role-playing with bestiality/animal play, BDSM, painplay, bottom!Steve
Author's Note: This was supposed to be for my kink-bingo square animal play. I totally dropped the ball on the kink-bingo but I am trying to get some stories finished during the amnesty period.
Inspired by the website Bad Dragon, which I found through the kink-bingo-wiki. Definitely NSFW!!!! Also make sure no hapless SOs are looking over your shoulder ;-)
Many thanks to my betas [livejournal.com profile] larewi and [livejournal.com profile] ellie_pierson. All remaining errors are mine.  

Enjoy reading and have fun. :-)

Danny, The Kinky Dragon )

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I might have gone slightly icon-crazy, but I really liked the episode. Kono looked gorgeous, Max was too cute and it had Mamo in it. As for the boys, there were hearts in their eyes and much showing off and even more hearts.
quadratur: (pretty Steve)
Title: In Between
Rating: G
Warnings/Spoilers: none
Genre: Pre-slash
Pairing: Steve/Danny
Words 698
Summary: Danny promised later and now Steve is waiting for later while thinking about Danny.
Author's note: Sequel to my ficlet Later. You might want to read that one first. The third part will hopefilly be posted later this week.
Also found on AO3.

In Between )
quadratur: (priceless Chin and Kono)
The German children's tv channel (KiKa) has done a video on how to hide an erection. It's hilarious (and probably educational *g*).

Anyway, I think it works even if you don't speak German, the cartoons are relatively self-explanatory, although the commentary has a very dry edge to it. I think the best part is where they go '... a trick that only works if one actually wears pants. Clothing in general is always very helpful..."

Caution: NSFW obviously )

And of course now I want to see Steve trying to hide his erection while dealing with Danny and then Danny's reactions to it. Or even better yet, Arthur in his well-fitted suit pants.
quadratur: (Saito)
Haven't seen this anywhere on my flist or maybe I just missed it.

Alfons Haider, a homosexual moderator in Austria decided to dance with a male partner at Austria's Dancing Star-Show. That's the Austrian version of the US-show Dancing with the Stars and of Germany's Let's Dance.

I'm all YAY! for that and admire his courage to take this step and can only hope that more homosexual stars will follow his example. Hell, I would have loved to see Hape Kerkeling do a nice waltz with another man ;-).

The ugly part of that is that Nikki Lauda is disgusted by this as according to him in this culture men only dance with women. Something that isn't actually true, even in Austrian culture there are dances where men dance with men, same with other European cultures and the current form of Standard and Latin dancing isn't that old yet. Hell, when it first came up in the late 18th century the waltz was considered an obscene dance.

Anyway, Nikki Lauda isn't the only one who's speaking out against Alfons Haider and his male partner and I'm really disgusted by him and his ilk.

I really hope that Alfons Haider has the strength and the courage to continue and that the ORF will let him continue and that the Austrian people will show the haters that there's nothing wrong or corrupt about watching two men dance together.
quadratur: (Chin)

Auctions start on Monday. I'm not sure yet whether I'm going to offer something as I'm not the most prolific writer or a very good graphic artist. I might bid though although I already regularly donate to Ärzte ohne Grenzen/Doctors without Borders. And definitely cheer people on who are offering thier creativity and services.

There's also the option to donate via an LJ virtual gift. There's one for New Zealand (NZ Quake relief) and one for Japan (Charity: Japan Tsumani). As well as Help Australia and Help Brazil. And one for the Doctors without Borders.

Well I just changed my mind: I might not put up my services for auction, but I'm willing to either write a drabble (100-500 words) based on your prompt or create 5 icons of your choice to anyone who sends me a virtual charity gift.

Fandoms for the drabbles would be: H50, Inceptions, Vampire Diaries (Damon/Alaric or Damon or Alaric centric), Chronicles of Riddick, Blade: Trinity, SGA, ST:reboot. Try me on other fandoms.

Icons: anything you want, you can either supply the graphics or give me prompts. Take a look at the icons I've posted so far to see what kind of icons I tend to create.

Feel free to spread the word.


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