I'm Meg. Every so often I mine deviantart for fanart and post it here. Usual fandoms include The Avengers, Batman, Superman, Disney, The Legend of Zelda, Dragon Ball Z and, at the moment, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Your results may vary.
I once read in a writing textbook or something, this one guy was like, “I know I’m finished with a story when I go through and edit one word, and the next time I edit it I change it back.”
And lately I’ve been like, “DUDE HOW LUCKY ARE YOU” because there’s a point at which I have to stop and post it or I’ll be making changes to it forever.
I was downtown tonight and I passed this group of big kinda scary looking guys and all I heard was “are you fucking kidding me? harry potter wouldn’t last 10 minutes in the hunger games.”
I THOUGHT THIS WAS LEADING UP TO A CAPTAIN AMERICA 2 JOKE
Because a man has to be a sociopath to love a woman with cellulite.
Fuck this world.
If all residents of hell look like Scarlett Johansson, I renounce my atheism and take up Satanism
whoever wrote this needs to be punched. a lot.
oh no 27. im 19 and have it, welcome to the non airbrushed real world
#that article is bullshit #i would pay anything to look as good as her #like goddamn
I’m 20 and I have stretch marks and cellulite.
"METAL MAN MAKE TOO MUCH NOISE!!!"
Tony Stark screaming in hulk’s arms in fear. I have no idea why I drew this but seriously please let this be a scene in AOU
[Comic panel: Pepper Potts eating a sandwich and sitting back in a chair; a life model decoy of Tony Stark is kneeling at her feet in a maid costume and giving her a manicure. Pepper: “uh… …I can explain?”]
Seriously though. Pepper’s use of the life model decoy will never not be awesome.
Hey, copperbadge, you know a lot about Clint Barton. I seem to recall that Clint made the claim at one point that the draw on his bow was, like, 200 pounds or something completely ridiculous like that. Is that true?
I think so. I haven’t read the book personally, at least I don’t think, but according to Wikipedia he had a 250-pound draw on his bow. The citation to go with this was typically, for comics, cryptic:
Gruenwald, Mark; Layton, Bob (1983). Till Death Do Us Part. Hawkeye 1 (4).
That ought to give you a start in looking. I’m no expert but as I understand it, 250lb draw on a bow is rifuckingdiculous.
A lot has been made of the fact that Clint, especially in the film, has really terrible form, but I think that’s pretty accurate — he learned from a carnie, for god’s sake. Imagine how good he’d be if he’d had proper training. :D
Wasn’t it a plot point at one comic where some villain picked it up and was like ow ow ow fuck ow i can’t make this thing move ow
Yeah, it was the last bit in the last issue of the first Hawkeye four-part miniseries, the one where he meets Mockingbird. He’s used the sonic arrowhead to break them out of the villain’s deathtrap, and the villain is all like “never mind without your bow you’re still just a guy coz I am so villainous I shall kill you with your own weap-OW OW OW” - I think that’s also the bit wehre he mentions the poundage of the draw.
So I’m no expert (The draw on my bow is a pathetic 25lbs for the moment) but the experts at a panel I attended had a lot to say on the subject of draw strength. Apparently there were all of these historical references to English archers being able to fire longbows over a mile and the calculated draw strength necessary for that kind of distance was well over 100lbs, so most historians took it with a grain of salt and a health appreciation for the fact that the French had a reputation to uphold and it looked a lot better on them if they got their asses handed to them by guys who were just too damned far away to stick with a spear okay, geez!
It WAS, however, pretty well documented that it was required by law for all Englishmen to spend at least an hour a day practicing with their bow so you’ve got to imagine that there were some pretty epic arms on those dudes.
Well apparently they found a sunken English ship that just so happened to have a bunch of longbows packed into barrels so tightly that they were completely preserved from the salt water. A bunch of experts restrung a few with period accurate materials and tested the draw strength. I think the average was 130 something pounds (it’s been a year since I was at the panel) but the highest draw was over 200lbs and when they shot it, the arrow landed over a mile away. Thus it was proven that the English Longbowmen were badasses with biceps the size of watermelon and the French weren’t exaggerating for effect (This time at least, I can’t vouch for the rest of history.)
Anyway, bottom line is that a 200lb draw is WAY beyond the capabilities of the modern archer but not impossible, and given Clint’s dedication to his art and the fact that he’s been an archer since he was a child (About the age young English boys would start to learn, I imagine) and practiced religiously… He’d have to make his own bows, or have them specially made, but given his history as a fletcher it is hardly out of the realm of possibility that he would have such a high draw.
… And that is my two cents and half-assed history lesson for the day.
Of course, that makes the idea that Clint buys his arrows from the sporting goods store that much more ridiculous.