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Anonymous asked: what if like bucky's therapist encourages him to pick up a hobby that has absolutely nothing to do with espionage etc? like embroidery or cross-stitch or macrame? and he just leaves these intricate pieces of embroidery all over the avengers tower? and then tony interprets bucky's actions as like a serious cry for help and freaks out when he finds a macrame iron man on top of his dresser?
They all think that it’s a new hobby, and Steve lets them. But Bucky’s been able to do a mean cross-stitch since before Steve met him, said he learned it from his mother, and then it was something to bring in extra money, and then it’d been applied to sewing the rest of the Howlers up—
So Steve just buys threads and needles and listens to Bucky bitch about synthetics—Steve swears Bucky learns the internet just to buy his precious thread, and if Bucky thinks Steve isn’t going to make fun of him for that from here to kingdom come he’s got another thing coming.
And then Clint shows Bucky something from Etsy, and all Steve knows is he’s got a pillow that says FUCK YOU and a hand towel that says PUNK and somehow Dum-E ended up with a bib that says SMARTEST ONE IN THE ROOM that seems to have Tony torn between being infuriated and deeply, deeply amused.
"You can sell those," Clint points out helpfully one day, and then there’s a goddamn Etsy shop full of beautiful, delicately-done, incredibly profane cross-stitch.
"So you can start paying rent now," Steve says when Bucky crows about how much it’s making (it’s a lot. It’s way more than it should be).
Bucky turns wide, wounded eyes on him. “But—I thought you said not to worry about it.”
"Oh Christ," Steve mutters.
"I thought you said that while I was in recovery—"
"—that I shouldn’t worry, that I should focus on my hobbies and getting better and—"
"Please stop, Sam is going to walk in the door and think I’m actually re-traumatizing you."
"—this is is making me happy.”
"Fine!" Steve groans, throwing his hands up. "I’ll just keep you in the manner to which you’ve become accustomed, okay?"
"Yeah, that’d be great," Bucky says easily, and if he thinks Steve misses the sly smile he shoots at Natasha (who is clearly in the doorway only to observe how incredibly whipped Steve is), well. He’s a moron.
Since we’re both single and roughly the same age, it was hard for me not to treat our interview as a sort of date. Surprisingly, Chris did the same, asking all about me, my family, my job, my most recent relationship. And from ten minutes into that first interview, when he reached across the table to punctuate a joke by putting his hand on top of mine, Chris kept up frequent hand holding and lower-back touching, palm kissing and knee squeezing. He’s an attractive movie star, no complaints. I also didn’t know how much I was supposed to respond; when I did, it sometimes felt a little like hitting on the bartender or misconstruing the bartender’s professional fliirting for something more. I wanted to think it was genuine, or that part of it was, because I liked him right away.
Is this the part of a celebrity profile where I go into how blue the star’s eyes are? Because they are very blue."
Edith Zimmerman on Chris Evans in his new GQ profile.
This interview is blowing up today, I am definitely not mad at that.
THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER READ IN MY ENTIRE LIFE
CHRIS EVANS FEVER MAKES ME WANT TO READ THIS CLASSIC AND ICONIC ARTICLE BY EDITH ZIMMERMAN FROM 2K11 - A TRUE GENIUS AND HERO. DO URSELF A FAVOR AND KNOW IT BY HEART.
HELP ME CALIFORNIA
I have been letting my camera sit for the last year because I got burned out the last semester for my degree (the 3 most difficult/assignment-heavy shooting classes in the program D8), but this makes me want to break it back out again. Thanks :)
Yay!! I know exactly what you mean though, I wax and wane with mine. If I’m traveling a lot then it’s my constant companion, but when I’m just dicking around the city it’s hard to be disciplined and keep shooting.
Anonymous asked: Do you have any book recs for people learning about aperture and photo basics?
I mostly stick to online sources for this stuff since the technology changes a lot, and the online community is super generous with their time etc. about doing tutorials. I can’t remember which ones I defaulted to when I was just getting into this action, but a site that I do like a lot because it has stuff from the very basic (what are those icons on my camera dial?) to very advanced covered: http://digital-photography-school.com/
Anonymous asked: What camera do you use? And do you have any advice for people looking to buy a camera?
I shoot with a Nikon D-90.
I think the best piece of advice I could give about buying a camera is to do your research, and be realistic about what you’re going to be doing once you get the camera.
What I mean by that is that I see a lot of middle aged dudes and people my age with really expensive cameras (for example, my camera + non-kit lens + memory cards etc = +$1K and you can easily go much much more expensive with very little effort) who shoot on automatic, or who let their cameras get dusty because it’s only after you buy it that you realize what a fucking haul it is to move around your entire set to photograph. So before you jump in and spend the money, make sure you are honestly evaluating what you’ll be using the camera for, how much you’re willing to invest — timewise — into learning your technology, and whether or not you really need something as fancy as what you’re considering.
For the vast majority of people who want to take pictures while they’re out and about and on vacation and who don’t want or need anything more complicated than that, and don’t know what an f-stop is or want to learn how to juice up their depth of field and wouldn’t be interested in figuring out the right white balance if their lives depended on it? I truly recommend just sticking with something like the camera on your iPhone. It’s a surprisingly great camera and I actually do a lot of photography with it. It’s easy to upload your photos and share them, if that’s what you want, and because it’s built for on the go and everybody, its settings are really easy to configure, and it compensates for a lot of everyday ticks/flaws in people’s photography. What’s more, it’s something you probably already own or will soon — and on it there are a ton of photography apps that will make your stuff shine even more. That said, don’t fucking talk to me about Instagram or vintage filters I hate them so much it feels like flames on the side of my face.
If what you’re looking for is to make a bigger commitment to photography, then that’s where the research comes in. I did months of research before I decided to go with my D-90, and every subsequent purchase related to it also required research. And once I had it, it took time and effort to fully learn my camera. Each brand has a different configuration for its buttons and menus, sure, but more than that it’s learning how to eyeball what aperture and exposure time you want and that sort of thing. If you’re a photo geek, then this all becomes really fun. There’s a really brilliant ad poster for either Nikon or Canon from a while back where it’s a beautiful photo of a sunset, and one person on the beach is thinking, “how lovely,” and the other is thinking, “f-3, 15” or something like that, because that will start being how you see the world. I think it’s great and great fun, but it’s not intuitive and no dSLR should be treated as a point-and-click — you’re absolutely wasting your money if your setting stays on “automatic.” I feel that way about a lot of the lower-tier “dSLRs,” that don’t let you do manual focus or adjust fstops/shutter speeds, too, but your mileage may vary.
Also last thing, I am not joking about how much shit you will be hauling around. The weight of that camera may seem delicious in the store, but keep in mind that these things really shine when you’re on location and taking gorgeous shots of a fucking mountain or an eagle or whatever, and you have to carry that goddamn thing and all your lenses and your tripod everywhere you go in order to set up a shot. I have REALLY JANKY shoulders at this point.
BUT. Then sometimes you will scrub the snow and frost and guk out of your eyes and get a shot like this and it will all be worth it:
rainywithachanceofstars asked: HAVE YOU SEEN CAP 2 YET BECAUSE IT IS SO IMPORTANT AND AoS TONIGHT AND HOW ARE THEY GOING TO DEAL AND HELP?!!!?!
Cap2/AOS is the topic of the next /report, so tune in!
Anonymous asked: i spent 10 years (happily) not shipping doumeki/watanuki until i read The Professor's Wife on your rec, and then i spent the week rewatching the 1st season of anime. the entire 10 years worth of feelings and angst i should have had came pouring out of me and i spent 20 minutes uncontrollably UGLY CRYING over the rou adayume ova because it wasn't The Professor's Wife. i'll basically never be happy again.
Then our work here is done.