08 February 2013 @ 08:26 am

Good morning, Best Bar On Earth!  Yep, it’s that Time Of The Week again – time to turn your Friday thoughts to our favourite assassins.  

If you’re like me, you’ve been following the daily explosion of prompts for the Valentine's Day  Massacre Promptathon with awe and delight.  To relieve the pressure of the wait, today’s topic offers an opportunity to unleash small, short, smartbomblets of creativity and hopefully have some fun along the way.

The Premise:

Those of you who have ever worked on something that attracted public interest will know that media reports and internet theories relating to stuff you are deeply familiar with are often howlingly inaccurate, badly researched, and full of “spin.”  (Because hey, just reporting the news is boring and journos want people to pay attention to them -- so why not find that angle, sensationalize, or simply make stuff up to fill in the blanks?) Tweeters can get even worse -- internet anonymity allows the wildest ideas and most intrusive photos to zip around the globe in the time it takes Clint to nock an arrow.  And then there are the ordinary citizens caught up in the fray.  How do they see all this gods-and-monsters stuff

The Scene:

In the last scenes of the movie Fury stands in front of a bank of monitors with newsfeeds, amateur videos of the Chitauri battle, so we know the stuff is out there – it’s practically canon!!!  ("Superheroes in New York???  Gimme a break ...")  The awe-inspiringly productive [livejournal.com profile] anuna_81  left a prompt for the VD extravaganza (something about all the incredible media footage and newspaper/magazine articles about Avengers”); my own personal head canon has Clint and Natasha amusing each other while leveling out by reading blogs, tweets and news coverage of their supposed exploits. The time is clearly right...

Your Challenge:

Give us your reports, blogs, tweets, PMs, YouTube clips, pics, diary entries, e-mails and water cooler rehashes of The Day New York Exploded.  Pick the perspective, the degree of accuracy, the spin -- maybe the reaction of C or N to seeing stuff about themselves?  Or else, give us your meta and thinky thoughts on what all that media coverage might mean for future SHIELD undercover ops, for the appearance of stalking fans, *cough* LJ sites devoted to *cough* certain assassins ...

I’m currently reclining on my couch at home so I can read anything I want, but for those of you who aren’t -- remember to put anything truly compromising/NSFW under cut!  <3<3<3

Current Mood: geeky
Current Location: Park Avenue, May 2012
Current Music: Black Sabbath
For everyone that either couldn't make the first rewatch or just wants to do a second rewatch, queue that DVD back up and we'll go live once again at 12:00 EDT (that's 9PM PDT) and meet up here!

Can't wait to see how you all like watching it from the comfort of your own home (or a home of a loved one with a MUCH bigger TV). Bring your squee, your gifs, your general awesomeness!
This here's an Avengers rewatch liveblog! Are you ready?! Got your copy queued up and ready to go at 9 p.m. (or whenever you can drop by)? Then let's get this party started!

Bring your commentary, bring your pics and gifs, and--most importantly--bring your Clint/Natasha squee!

To celebrate The Avengers's blu-ray/DVD release in the U.S. on Tuesday (yaaaaay!), I thought I'd host a little liveblog rewatch that night at 9 p.m. EST here on the comm.

Here are the details:
On Tuesday night, I'll throw an official liveblog post up on the comm; as soon as I have, the party begins! To join in on the fun, just turn on your copy of The Avengers at 9 p.m. EST and comment on the post as you watch. Doesn't matter if we're all at the exact same place--the important thing is that we'll get to squee over our favorite master assassins together! So prepare yourselves, shippers, and stock up on appropriate gifs and pics, 'cause we are gonna PARTY DOWN.

Any questions, lemme know. Hope to see you there!

P.S. If you can't make it to this liveblog but are interested in hosting your own, do feel free to set one up at another date/time! Your mods'd be thrilled to see a few more rewatches happen so that shippers everywhere can participate.