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2013-01-29 04:10 pm

Why badgers?

Clanwilliam asked:

I have a very simple question: why badgers? Any particular reason?

You may recall the post of Sep. 26, 2012, on Legionseagle's blog, about badgers undermining a railway near Cornwall.

I'd been wanting to do Avengers fic for a while. And I live in hope of the day that I am actually able to write humor: every time I try, plot keeps sneaking in.

In RL, I teach political science & economics: one of the sections I regularly teach is when Federal courts kick into civil court issues (anything more than $75k and citizens of more than one state, which is to say, a fender-bender on an interstate offramp). Weird brain that I have, I asked the Housemate one day as we watched the DVD, 'What are the lawsuits going to be like?' And whose problem are the lawsuits -- Tony's? Stark Industries'? SHIELD's? What the hell with Coulson and Dr. Foster's stuff in Thor? He couldn't take five minutes and get an actual warrant?

Answer: he should have done. Which was Darcy's point (but I didn't know that quite yet.)

What I did know was that SHIELD is a federal agency, and therefore should have lawyers.

And I imagine, after the SNAFU of Manhattan, they'd hired some (more).

And all I really needed was a reason to introduce some.

And then the badgers popped up in Cornwall, which is good, because otherwise, I'd have gone with beavers: a name which, as you know, is American teen slang for a woman's vulva. Being unable to get that out of my brain, the badgers in Cornwall were quite fortuitous.
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2013-01-23 05:52 pm

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Rosieknight asked:

This isn't a particularly deep or insightful set of questions.

I respectfully disagree. :)

Will Steve be asking for the originals or copies of the personal photographs that have appeared within "War Journals"?

Probably. The answer he gets might surprise him, though.

Bucky Barnes, aka Winter Soldier: likely or unlikely?

I don't have enough background on the canon of the Winter Soldier to answer this. I'll reserve judgement until I've (a) gotten some background and (b) CA2 comes out.

Mind, I've got lots of Sovietology to rely on. I suspect he'll turn up. I know Sam Wilson's showing up, and am going off to do digging on him (see my Ask at Copperbadge's tumblr)

What's your take on General Ross? Obsessed with the Hulk? Trying to punish Bruce for not being good enough for Betty? Legitimately worried about a potential threat he helped unleash on the world? Needs to take a mandatory vacation in the most remote US Army base possible?

I am fairly strongly convinced that Ross is doing his best to cover up the SNAFU of Banner's research. Further commentary I will reserve for the next chunk of "Structures, Limitations."

Awesome questions! There'll be more Headcanon of the Badgerverse next week, barring unforseen circumstances!