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Several globes in a row, an arrow pointing to one and the words Welcome to 616
Hey, did you know I put together a zine? Well, I did. And it's here. And it's free!

"Welcome to 616" a DIY fanfiction mini-zine, is now live! This 38 page (in print) zine contains Captain Marvel, Avengers and Hawkeye fic and a brand-new never before seen Journey into Mystery fic by Lunik! Now available for download in digital reading PDF suitable for computers and tablets; print, fold and staple your own zine PDF; larger print pdf and doc. Download here.

Created as part of Holli's DIY Fanzines project. Her Les Mis, Discworld, Doctor Who, and How I Found Fandom zines are now available there now too.

Zine Table of Contents )
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Anyone want to be in a zine? Like a Marvel 616 comic?

[personal profile] holli  on dreamwidth is going to a zine fair - a fair for homemade zines about everything from music to feminism - and is planning to bring some DIY style zines about fannish and fanfiction topics. Traditionally, fanfiction zines are large, 8 1/2 x 11 books made as beautifully as possible, whereas these would be made using a photocopier and priced super cheap. More on this at the dreamwidth comm [community profile] diyfanzines . I decided to make one myself.

Talking to ficcers over the last year, the Avengers movie has really increased interest in Marvel comics. Maybe enough for a zine! Are you or anyone you know interested?

What am I looking for? Fic, fan art, short one or two page fan comics and assorted fannish things (fake in-universe ads and articles, fake secret diaries, texts from last issue - I mean last night... Whatever you can imagine.)  So basically, conveniently for you, something super short!

This zine is specifically for Marvel 616 universe comics: not movies, not Ultimates, not cartoons, but any mainstream Marvel comic ever made. That means Avengers, X-Men, Hawkeye, Young Avengers, Journey Into Mystery, Incredible Hercules, Agents of Atlas... Anything. The sky's the limit.
Technical details )

Contributors get a free copy of the zine, the zine will be published at cost, not for profit and a DIY print it and staple it yourself version will go up online.

If you're interested, let me know! Comment, pm me or email me at fitzrose@ email.msn.com

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Collected here are Clint 's most important lines of dialogue from the movie, as an aid to writers who want to write him. At less than 10% of the runtime of the movie, this counts as fair use for educational purposes. Also included as a bonus at the end of the transcript and dialogue file are Clint's few lines from Thor, since they are both short and extremely important to a certain sector of Avengers fandom.

I had thought I was through with creating and analyzing dialogue files and transcripts, but I was beta-reading a Clint fic, and saw the need.

Analysis

Analysis with spoilers )

In fact, he has an easy to miss but definite tendency toward phrasing things for subtle dramatic effect which recurs again and again. Often this is punctuated and emphasized by stage business with his bow and/or arrows. I find it likely that this tendency might carry over to other objects that happen to be in his hands which aren't his bow and arrows, but that is speculation.

 

More spoiler-filled analysis )

And now, for your own analysis and convenience...

The Transcript:

A transcript of all of Hawkeye's most important lines in The Avengers (2012) and Thor (2011) )

The Audio File:

For your listening convenience, here's an audio file of his dialogue from the movies. The sound quality isn't perfect, but was cleaned up as much as possible.

http://www.sendspace.com/file/4j1xto

 

Previous Avengers Dialogue Analysis posts:

Black Widow dialogue analysis, transcript and audio file for The Avengers (2012)

Bruce Banner/The Hulk dialogue analysis, transcript and audio file for The Avengers (2012)

Captain America dialogue analysis, transcript and audio file for Captain America (2011)

 

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Because I love Steve Rogers very, very much, because I'm a dialogue obsessive and because I found him frustratingly hard to write, last year, after Captain America: The First Avenger came out, I made an audio dialogue file of all his most important lines. I think you've guessed by now that it wasn't to be my last.

Collected here are Steve's most important lines of dialogue from Captain America: The First Avenger, as an aid to writers who want to write him. At less than 10% of the runtime of the movie, this counts as fair use for educational purposes.

This post was created with the transcription aid of yunafire[profile] yunafire.

Analysis:

Because Steve Rogers, even before the serum, never hesitates to tell anyone what he thinks, it's easy to miss the fact that he doesn't actually talk very much. He always makes his opinions known and he's happy to talk with friends, but he doesn't need as many words to do it. Captain America has fewer lines in his own movie than Black Widow has in The Avengers.

Because of this, and because it shows him in a wider variety of moods and contexts than The Avengers, I've decided to transcribe and analyze his dialogue in Captain America: The First Avenger instead of The Avengers.

Steve tends to speak in short, slightly choppy phrases and sentences, and is prone to dropping unnecessary words, particularly at the beginning of sentences. (Not always, but generally.) See: "You start running, they'll never let you stop. You stand up, push back. Can't say no forever, right?" and "Got hit, couldn't shake it." Much of the humor and emotional content of his speech is carried entirely by tone of voice, which, while not wildly dramatic, is extremely expressive. His joking tone is wry when he's feeling down, sly when he isn't and usually self-deprecating either way.

 

More analysis )

And now, for your own analysis and convenience...

The Transcript:


A transcript of all of Captain America's most important lines in Captain America: The First Avenger )

The Audio File:

For your listening convenience, here's an audio file of his dialogue from the movie. The sound quality isn't perfect, but was cleaned up as much as possible. This file was created for my own use last year, shortly after the movie came out and is slightly less complete when it comes to short, extraneous dialogue.

http://anonym.to/?http://www.sendspace.com/file/8h76pe

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Collected here are Bruce 's most important lines of dialogue from the movie, as an aid to writers who want to write him. At less than 10% of the runtime of the movie, this counts as fair use for educational purposes.

This post was created with the transcription aid of yunafire [profile] yunafireand at her request.

Analysis:

Bruce Banner frequently uses incomplete sentences, although they aren't always short. He sometimes phrases things in subtly unconventional but evocative ways.

Analysis with spoilers )
Banner's tone of voice often borders on the apologetic. He phrases sentences as questions. He frequently pauses and uses hesitation words such as uh, ah, and um, and often punctuates his speech with short, quiet, and sometimes self-deprecating laughs. These can be read as diffidence, hesitation or pauses for thought and careful speech. Arguably, Bruce Banner's habitual speech patterns can be read as intentionally and calculatedly non-threatening.

The other side of this is that Banner is capable of deliberate and subtle intimidation. In his first scene with Black Widow, his pauses and tone of voice become insinuating and menacing.

Further analysis with spoilers )

And now, for your own analysis and convenience...

The Transcript:

 

A transcript of all of Bruce Banner and the Hulk's most important lines in Avengers )

The Audio File:

For your listening convenience, here's an audio file of his English dialogue from the movie. The sound quality isn't perfect, but was cleaned up as much as possible.
http://anonym.to/?http://www.sendspace.com/file/4tpog0

 

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Some of you may have noticed that I like Black Widow a lot.

Sadly, the times when I feel like writing aren't always the times when I'm overflowing with fic ideas. So hey, if any of you have any Avengers Movieverse Black Widow fic ideas (crossovers and AUs welcome), ideally ones that aren't romance, torture or pure angst, I'd love to hear it! I can't promise anything, but there's a chance I'll write it.

Any length or complexity from two word prompts to two paragraph "here, take my story idea off of my hands" situations are a-okay.

Humor is a plus, but not required.
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Because some of you might be dialogue obsessives the way I'm a dialogue obsessive...

Collected here are Natasha's most important lines of dialogue from the movie, as an aid to writers who want to write her. At less than 10% of the runtime of the movie, this counts as fair use for educational purposes. I think this counts as education.

Analysis:

Black Widow's dialogue is characterized by casual vernacular speech with light sarcasm and many contractions, but is completely without slang words or pop culture references. Natasha's speech pattern uses both long, complex, grammatically complete sentences and short sentences with implied verbs or subjects equally, with no preference between the two, but her speech rarely trails off into ellipsis or an implied conclusion except in emotional moments.

Further analysis with spoilers )

And now, for your own analysis and convenience...

The Transcript:


A transcript of all of Black Widow's most important lines )

The Audio File:

For your listening convenience, here's an audio file of her English dialogue transcribed here along with some dialogue from other characters for context. The sound quality isn't perfect, but was cleaned up as much as possible.

 http://anonym.to/?http://www.sendspace.com/file/bm8fed

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Practical Mathematics (1745 words) by faviconGrey_Bard
Fandom: Captain America (2011), The Avengers (2012), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes/Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers, Steve Rogers & Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark

Summary: After a hard shift saving the world, Stark - in his infinite wisdom - has decided to bond with Steve by talking about his favorite subject. Well, third favorite, after building things and smart-mouthing people.

Steve is pretty sure none of his experiences really count. Tony is starting to wonder what Steve's definition of "is" is.
 

The Avengers crashed in Tony Stark's living room. It had sofas, alcohol and a convenient fly-in entrance. )
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Interested in reading up on your favorite Avengers, but unsure where to start? There are official DVD libraries of back issues and Marvel Digital Unlimited on offer, but what to read? Don't want to sit through five issues of Cap hallucinating for no particularly good reason? Now there's an online guide for that! The Avengers for The Iron Man / Captain America and Ficcing Fan is now fully updated to cover every single issue from the January 1990 issue of The Avengers vol. 1 through Civil War. While I am a Captain America/Iron Man fan, the guide is now fully updated and also includes information on other fan-favorite characters and plot.

Never pick up a back issue looking for slashy moments, only to find that Cap is off sulking and Iron Man is in a different book California ever again!

Special thanks to mosellegreen, who hosts my fannish website.

And now, for some of the best moments from Avengers Vol. 1 in the 90's:
It had its moments. Come and see! )

Note: Currently these only include the actual comic book title Avengers / New Avengers. No spin offs, minis, or non 616 universes have been reviewed at this time. I also have a Captain America comics guide available, covering every issue of Captain America from Heroes Reborn through Civil War.
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AVENGERS MOVIE MEETUP

Saturday, May 5, Free Comic Book Day, save the date!

At 2pm on Saturday, a barnstorming tour of Free Comic Book Day in New York, hitting as many comic shops as possible to snag lots of free comic books before the movie will meet up outside the Forbidden Planet comic book store in Union Square.

At 4pm, I'll be waiting (free comic books in hand) outside AMC Empire 25 theater (located on 42nd street between 7th and 8th avenue) wearing a "Stark Industries" t-shirt, getting people together.

Buy tickets AHEAD OF TIME to the 4:20 (non-Imax, non-3D) showing of the Avengers at the AMC Empire 25 Theater. Do not expect to get tickets ten minutes before the show on opening Saturday, you will fail and it will be sad.

At 7pm, moviegoers and other Avengers fans who want to will meet up outside Dallas BBQ on 42nd street between 7th and 8th avenue. Not haute cuisine, but it has reasonably priced food including vegetarian options and alcoholic beverages for those who like that sort of thing.

It'll be AWESOME, tell your friends! Everyone's welcome! Come for one part or come for all. If you're interested, let me know! Comment, pm or email me at fitzrose @ email.msn.com.
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Okay guys, I'm trying to plan a New York Avengers Movie fan get together. Generally, what I love to do is take advantage of Marvel's scheduling deal with Free Comic Book Day to plan a group Free Comic Book Day extravaganza the Saturday after that year's new Marvel movie comes out. (This year, May 5.) Generally, this involves hitting some New York comic shops, seeing a matinee for a specific showing at a specific time and going out for food or drinks afterward (this year, with reservations made ahead of time!). But now I am getting the impression that some people REALLY want to see Avengers at the midnight showing and aren't interested in coming out at any other time. SO! Time for a poll! If you don't have a DW account, just comment with your vote.


Poll #10238 Avengers Meetup
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 0


When the Avengers should Assemble:

View Answers

Midnight show or GTFO!
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I would come to at least one part of a Saturday Avengers expedition (Movie, comic book day, food after)
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No midnight show for me! Saturday only.
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Mead, when not the ridiculously oversweetened novelty item sold at some liquor stores, is wonderfully delicious and fairly easy to make. I just made a batch with no prior mead-making experience, and it already tastes great.

Mead was hugely popular in the Norse countries and Northern Europe up through the Rennaisance, and has been invented and re-invented anywhere there are bees. Which makes it perfect if you want to make a Thor-themed or historical alcoholic beverage to impress your friends!

The ingredients for one finished gallon of mead will set you back about $12-$15, which with about 5 standard wine bottles per gallon, works out to about $3 per bottle. Affordable!

(Based on this wonderful recipe)

 

And here's the recipe, complete with pictures )

Why this is different from most mead you buy at the store: Mead is made with honey, so most people expect it to be really sweet. Brewers, therefore, usually add sugar or a lot more honey to their mead once it's done brewing in order to live up to these expectations. This is sad, because it usually doesn't taste as good that way. (For example, Chaucer's Mead.)

Also, unlike wine or beer, there aren't vast mead lobbies pressuring the government to make rules about what you can and can't call mead. So a lot of what's sold as mead is white wine with some honey in it. (For example, Bunratty Meade.) They're often quite good, but they aren't mead and they don't taste like it. Read the ingredients!

Brewing, it's like cooking, but with more explosions.
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So this year, I wrote some Avengers Movieverse fic. What a surprise, I know! Only I didn't get around to posting it all here so... here you go.

Hey Look, Watch This! (2519 words) by faviconGrey_Bard
Fandom: Captain America (2011), Iron Man (Movies), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe
Rating: General Audiences

Summary: In this episode of Top Gear, we've got American superheroes in our reasonably priced car! And James May flies a car that doesn't exist yet.

Adventures in Thor-Sitting (708 words) by faviconGrey_Bard
Fandom: Marvel Avengers Movies Universe, Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012)
Rating: General Audiences

Summary: Steve Rogers and Tony Stark contemplated the smashed, smoking remains of the Papaya Dog on Ninth Avenue. "I never thought I'd say this," said Iron Man, "but this must be what being a parent feels like." In front of what used to be the shop window, Thor brandished his hammer. "Defy the son of Odin, manlings?" he shouted.


I'll have what he's having (284 words) by faviconGrey_Bard
Fandom: Thor (2011)
Relationships: Thor/Beer
Rating: General Audiences

Summary: Thor falls in love with a microbrewery.