For my 100TH POST, I decided to assemble some pom-pom bug Avengers! Ta-da!
I really enjoy making these guys, and when it recently occurred to me that I could make an Avengers set, I knew it had to happen!
This style was popular when I was a kid, and they’re often called “weepuls.” My own name for them back then was “sticky feets,” since they always had adhesive paper feet. (When I make them now, I use magnets instead.)
Hope you guys like them, and thanks for reading and TGO with me!
Here’s the 10-second preview of the newest Avengers trailer that will air during the Super Bowl this Sunday (Feb 5th).
Is it weird that I was incredibly excited to see Thor helping Steve stand up? Because I was. But I’ve kind of always been like that. Even as a kid, I loved the dramatic moments where characters - especially “tough” characters - interacted in a sentimental or overtly helpful way. I loved it in Homeward Bound when Shadow jumped into the river to try to save Sassy, and almost two decades later, I also love it when Charles jumps off the boat to save Erik (in X-Men First Class, of course!). I guess I’m consistent! And I’m sure I’m not alone in this! In fact…eh…I’m not even going to try to estimate the amount of fanfiction that single Thor/CA moment has spawned. Ahem.
I think my main point here is that seeing this type of moment in the preview reinforces my high hopes for the movie!
Here are the four Avengers covers of the March issue of Empire (UK), which is apparently on sale now and also features a Hunger Games article! Looks like I may need to make a special trip to the magazine stand at Barnes & Noble! The only challenge is which cover to choose…
The original Avengers promo image and Kevin Bolk’s wonderful, pointed parody.
I wholeheartedly approve of this parody. I find it genuinely ridiculous and borderline-insulting that recent Avengers promo images consistently, prominently feature Black Widow’s bum, while the men are facing forward. In fact, that was one of the main reasons I didn’t post the new character banners. I know it’s a marketing strategy, but even that is baffling, because isn’t Scarlett just as attractive from the front? Don’t answer that. Just look at that parody. Completely ridiculous, right? Right.
"The idea of them being a team is what fuels the film. The idea that they’re going to find something in each other that they didn’t have before - that, as The Avengers, they can fight something bigger."
Joss Whedon, in “Road to The Avengers,” another ThorBlu-Ray featurette.
If you have trouble surviving longer than 24 hours without seeing new photos from the set of The Avengers, you’re in luck again today!
This time we get to see more superhero costumes, which is cool. I suspect that some ladies out there might be a bit jealous of Scarlett Johansson in this photo, since she appears to possibly be using Chris Evans for balance as some dude fixes her shoe. Personally, though, I’m just loving how bad-ass her costume is!
Today, there’s an awesome behind-the-scenes galleryfrom the set of The Avengers in New York.
I chose this picture because it’s so evident that the actors are all having fun together, which I always love to see. Well, except for Scarlett, who may or may not be getting creepily hit on by Tom Hiddleston in this moment. I kid! Be sure to check out the rest of the photos, too, which include appearances of Robert Downey Jr., Joss Whedon, and Mark Ruffalo.
And how amazingly cool is it to see Thor’s costume in broad daylight next to normally clothed people?! I bet Chris Hemsworth feels like a god in that gorgeous armor. And while he and Tom/Loki are the only ones in their superhero getup, I think it’s safe to say most of the others are in costume as well. That sure looks like Tony Stark and Steve Rogers to me, anyway!