snickfic: [A+X] Fantomex shooting across the snow (Fantomex)
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* When it comes to playing "Who's the alpha/beta/omega," I find it way more interesting to cast leader characters as militant omegas than as alphas who were just naturally born to leadership. Really, I just want to screw with all the a/b/o gender norms at every turn. We are all shocked.

* I have discovered a sudden and mighty need for moderately IC Steve Rogers mpreg. Alas, there seems to be none. There really isn't any het Steve Rogers mpreg.

* I like a lot of MCU characters better than their comics equivalents. I think part of this is actors being able to give even flatly-written characters more nuance and likability: see for example Sharon Carter, who's doing nothing for me in the comics but whom I expect to like in the movie if for no other reason than because she's played by Emily Van Camp, which is perfect casting by the way.

But also, for the guys in particular, it's because male superheroes look so ridiculous in the comics. You know that old, wrong retort that guys are sexualized in comics just like women are? No. Guys in mainstream superhero comics, especially on the cape-and-mask side of things, are bizarre and weirdly bulgy and completely off-putting as sexual objects, and I'm not even talking about Rob Liefield. I'm talking about any of the Cap comics covers.

Which isn't to say you can't have hot men in comics. Marko in Saga is quite attractive. See how he's built more like a normal human being, despite the horns and ears? Yes. I also find Fantomex extremely attractive, but that's like 90% because he has a really fabulous costume. Anybody'd look good in that. *points to icon*

Interestingly, the X-men side of things tends to be slightly less bulgy, partly, I suppose, because a lot of the guys have nonstandard body types in the first place: Beast, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Rockslide. Wolverine's muscular but short, which kind of undercuts the Greek god thing that the male Avengers so often fall prey to.

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Date: 2014-02-10 01:08 am (UTC)
next_to_normal: (Tony/Steve parallels)
From: [personal profile] next_to_normal
I have discovered a sudden and mighty need for moderately IC Steve Rogers mpreg.

THINGS I DID NOT KNOW I NEEDED UNTIL YOU SAID IT.

I will be on the lookout for you, lol.

Re: MCU vs. comics characters, I am the same way. Surely some of that is because I saw the movies first, then got into the comics, but there is definitely something about the live actors that makes me connect with the characters more, regardless of the context? Like, even reading comics, I'll read it in the MCU actors' voices. And reading fic - even comics fic - I am picturing and hearing the actors in my head.

And yeah, the way male characters are drawn is just... WHAT. SO off-putting. You know, I suppose men and women are probably drawn equally unrealistically, just in very, VERY different ways. (Which also makes sense, I guess, in a male-dominated industry. If they drew superpowered men as idealized as the women, then regular guys might have a hard time living up to that expectation, y'know.)

Also, I presume you have seen this?

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Date: 2014-02-10 01:29 am (UTC)
next_to_normal: Kate w/ bow and arrow (Kate Bishop)
From: [personal profile] next_to_normal
Well, Steve/Tony is totally my jam, but I am not picky about pairings, so I'll keep my eye out. (Now that I think about it, I may also have some good, non-shippy bodyswap that you'd probably enjoy. Lemme check AO3.)

I don't know, maybe it's my female perspective, but I can't imagine that guys really want to look like THAT? I mean... big and muscular is one thing, but most of these guys verge on downright alien-looking (granted, some of them ARE aliens, but still).

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Date: 2014-02-10 01:55 am (UTC)
next_to_normal: (chicanery)
From: [personal profile] next_to_normal
Ah, maybe I am confusing you two. Hard to keep everyone's preferences straight...
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