August 12, 2012
Soul Meets Body. // @bettybannersciencechick, @ironmaidenantoniastark

lokilaufeydottir:

bettybannersciencechick:

ironmaidenantoniastark:

Toni resisted smacking Loki’s hand away, and the next moment her vision brightened. She blinked a few times, expecting it to clear, and then realized that she had gotten used to Betty’s view of the world - darker, like Toni’s eyes were a hi-def screen and Betty’s were merely normal. The voices had gone away too - were they voices? She had never really figured out how to describe the fourth wall. It was like hearing voices and seeing her life in front of her eyes at the same time, and yet going through her life normally; she would probably never forget it, or stop missing it.

She looked down at her hand - her slim, perfectly manicured hand - and flexed it, the familiar movement sending shivers down her spine. A pulsing in her chest caught her attention, and she resisted gasping aloud as her senses re-accustomed themselves to the hum of the arc reactor. God, that feels so weird, she thought, placing her hand against the device unconsciously. “Did you miss me, baby?” she murmured to it, in a jokingly endearing fashion.

Loki’s voice startled her out of her thoughts. She glanced up and opened her mouth to shoot some sort of snarky reply to Loki’s arrogant acceptance of their ungiven thanks, but the goddess was gone, leaving only a faint chill to the air. Toni grumbled and rolled her eyes. Bitch. At least I’m not hungry anymore.

Betty’s breathing was slightly shuddering in her grip on control to not hurt her. Loki’s touch was never something she liked, even if the warmer skin helped a bit. She felt like she could still feel the cold pulsing blood that rushed through her veins underneath her fingertips. She closed her eyes and took a deep breath. A wave of power surged through her. It gave her shivers, flashbacks of the initial gamma exposure. She shrugged the thoughts aside. She could have these feelings later, when she was normal. When she was normal, she repeated to herself.

She opened her eyes in great surprise at the new and familiar height difference she now had again. Her brown hair rested in waves on her chest. Her chest. She was slightly confused about the bag of snacks in her hand, and shrugged a bit, and continued eating it a pretzel. She grimaced at her stomach’s fullness. “Toni, I’m not even hungry. How did you do that?” Betty looked at her much smaller friend with a curious and somewhat peeved face. Her anger was less controllable now, but she could hold it longer as it bubbled at her surface. She had before.

She flashed her eyes green, and let them fade back to hazel. Am I glad to have that back. She let her hand fade to green from her fingertips to her wrist and let it fade back to her normal olive skin tone. She sighed a bit in relief. She looked at her hand in the air seeing Toni had bitten her nails down. She shuffled her shoulders and wiggled her toes. “Man, am I glad to be back where everything fits so snug and right. ” She-Hulk remained at a quiet growl that hummed lowly in her head. She was happier to be back, taking advantage of the ability to green her skin her natural color again, but still was rather pissed at Loki and how Betty hadn’t let her do anything during the whole time. She was more relaxed to see her gone, but not by much. She looked at Toni with relief on her face, though with slight tense eyebrows.

‘Silly humans’, Loki thought to herself as she watched them. Her body was no longer there, in the room with them, but she was there. And she watched her reactions. They seemed but kids after receiving a gift. Deep down, Loki wanted to let them stuck on each other’s bodies, but until the time came, Stark and Banner would be much more productive if their outsides matched their insides. It was all a sign of good faith, as Banner had said. A token of appreciation, but also a reminder that Loki could do the opposite and make their minds inhabit rabbits or hamsters or dogs. She wondered if they were ‘weirded out’ by that simple party trick. That was what it was. A prank, a simple joke. At least to Loki. ‘Silly humans indeed’.

Toni shook her head slightly. “Makes me wonder what else that bitch can do,” she mumbled. “I wonder if she can animate statues and shit like that. Piertotum Locomotor." She chuckled quietly at her private joke and stood up, looking at Betty. "I dunno, I just felt so hungry, all the time, in your body. Maybe my mind became addicted to the feeling and then just couldn’t let go. As I said, placebo.” There was a slight rise and fall of her shoulders as she moved toward the door. “Anyway, we’d better get started thinking up stuff to fight off this supposed army that’s coming. I don’t wanna be caught off-guard. Have a few additions to the suit I thought up while in your body, too, some hulkish things.” She flashed a smirk Betty’s way from the door. “I liked feeling powerful, made me feel… well, powerful,” she finished eloquently. “You comin’?”

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August 10, 2012

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August 10, 2012
shapeshiftandtrick:

avocadokitten:

Slicing a Bead of Mercury in Half

shapeshiftandtrick:

avocadokitten:

Slicing a Bead of Mercury in Half

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August 9, 2012

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August 9, 2012

girlintheanthill:

ironmaidenantoniastark:

Are you sure? I’ve heard that some people know me who really shouldn’t - I think my awesome sometimes escapes through the cracks in reality. [smirks] And Hal. I think I’ve heard that or seen that somewhere - hmm.

*shrugs* Maybe the computer from that movie?

Oh! *claps hands together* I think I saw you mentioned in the SHIELD archives that were given to me that one night - shrinking powers, right? And all scientific. You and I have to get together and talk science sometime.

August 9, 2012
Soul Meets Body. // @bettybannersciencechick, @ironmaidenantoniastark

lokilaufeydottir:

bettybannersciencechick:

ironmaidenantoniastark:

Toni wiped her hand across her face, smiling wanly at Betty’s grip on her wrist. Goddammit. I should not be letting her get to me. She straightened up suddenly from her leaning position against the side of the chair and glued her carefully sculpted mask back together, fixing it in place with a cocky smile. And she’s right, what should I care if the odds aren’t in our favor. I haven’t in the past - I threw myself into space. I threw myself into… No. Bad tactic, bad tactic, okay. With a slight shudder, she fought the flashbacks. Can’t succumb now.

“Okay,” she squeaked, her voice still sore from the yelling. She cleared her throat and tried again. “Okay. Say that you do do this, and you, uh, help us fight.” She thought over her words carefully. “And we go back to our bodies.” Again, there was a passing glance of regret at her host body; she really did like the feeling of so much power under her skin. It made her a lot more secure in performing experiments - but it wasn’t hers. For now. “And that will be the end of our… alliance, I guess this would be.” She fixed a hard stare on the goddess. “Right.” With sudden energy, Toni gripped the sides of the chair. “Let’s do this.”

Betty removed her hand from Toni’s wrist,  nodding and smiling as she was glad to see she was now more at ease. Do I really have that many emotions, or is Toni just not used to this? Betty thought briefly. She listened to Loki’s carefully chosen words, and concluded after a breathe and some thoughts of doubt and careful decision making. She kept her face stern and stone like and looked up at Loki with her currently deep ice blue eyes in a serious nature. “Alright Loki. While you may never hold my complete trust, I have some faith in you right now.” She said rather honestly. When ones deals with the Goddess of Lies, Truth can be a good counter attack. She continued with a bold face and tone, preparing for what Loki had in store, “We accept your terms of agreement and are ready when you are, Loki. ” Betty’s eyes briefly went to the side and nodded her head slightly to see an irritating, but agreeing Toni. She looked back at Loki, and took a deep breath to hold back the anger that bubbled slowly but intensely behind her neutral visage like green magma in her veins under a volcano crust of white non-suspicious skin.

The conversation finally began pleasing Loki again. Finally. It amazed her how much those two would press the same buttons — how can we trust you, what if this happens and what if that happens as well — when what was at stake was the realm they lived in. Surely they had some reason, but Loki would assume that, for five minutes, they would not be so closed minded about the problem at hand. Loki nodded, meeting Stark’s smile with one of her own. “Of course. We part ways then”. Once both of them agreed, those words sounding like music to Loki’s ears. Loki stood up, tall and proud, and made her way to stand closer to them, in between.

“Now, now, children”, her voice sounded confident and mischiveous. Loki knew that would put both of them on edge and make them suspicious of the whole ordeal, but it was just too fun not to do so. “Do not fret, it will not hurt a bit”. As she spoke, Loki’s hands became warmer, much different from her usually cool self, colder than humans, due to her Jotun nature. That sort of warmth she actually enjoys, unlike other people’s touches. With ease, she placed both of her hands on each of the Avengers’ head, right above their temples. Her fingers stayed there for what could not had been more than ten seconds. The rush of what could only be described as energy that flowed through her was almost addictive. No wonder she had taken such an interest in learning and understanding it. Where humans had their drugs, Loki had hers. And even a small period of time made it her feel… alive. Surely they would not feel a thing, or notice as their minds went back to their respective bodies. Such a shame to be numb to that particular feeling.

Loki then took her hands off them and walked gracefully back to the couch, as if there was no floor underneath her feet and she merely hovered. She turned around and threw herself at it nonchalantly, as if it was a bed. Looking deeply into Banner’s eyes, she nodded. “Miss Banner”. She did the same to Stark: gazing at her and a nod. “Miss Stark”. Before they could say anything else — although she hardly thought they would — Loki added, “You’re welcome”.

Toni resisted smacking Loki’s hand away, and the next moment her vision brightened. She blinked a few times, expecting it to clear, and then realized that she had gotten used to Betty’s view of the world - darker, like Toni’s eyes were a hi-def screen and Betty’s were merely normal. The voices had gone away too - were they voices? She had never really figured out how to describe the fourth wall. It was like hearing voices and seeing her life in front of her eyes at the same time, and yet going through her life normally; she would probably never forget it, or stop missing it.

She looked down at her hand - her slim, perfectly manicured hand - and flexed it, the familiar movement sending shivers down her spine. A pulsing in her chest caught her attention, and she resisted gasping aloud as her senses re-accustomed themselves to the hum of the arc reactor. God, that feels so weird, she thought, placing her hand against the device unconsciously. “Did you miss me, baby?” she murmured to it, in a jokingly endearing fashion.

Loki’s voice startled her out of her thoughts. She glanced up and opened her mouth to shoot some sort of snarky reply to Loki’s arrogant acceptance of their ungiven thanks, but the goddess was gone, leaving only a faint chill to the air. Toni grumbled and rolled her eyes. Bitch. At least I’m not hungry anymore.

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August 8, 2012
Best Mars photo yet

daniteablog:

hurpaderp:

thisdanobrien:

codyjohnston:

Breathtaking.

I hope people don’t stop giving a shit about this in a week or two.

This is what Mars looks like. Hey everyone, this is what Mars looks like. We didn’t know this yesterday.

good lots of space for the mako

Oh my god wow, this, is breathtaking. Its so blue!!!! So pretty.

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August 8, 2012

love-is-for-children:

ironmaidenantoniastark:

love-is-for-children:

ironmaidenantoniastark:

Reasons are hard to come up with a lot of the time - usually don’t have those either. Why thank you, I’ll have to taunt the male-mes with that one - Natasha likes me better! I amuse you? Well, good, I guess that’s sort of the point of me cracking jokes, isn’t it… I think I called Nate Charlotte once, he almost broke my arm - yeah, not making up names for you, you’d probably finish the job.

Oh go ahead an taunt all you want, I’d love to see their reaction. Yeah I would and I’m surprised Clint doesn’t do anything to you with the nicknames you have for them. My favorite would have to be the Legoles one. he cringed the last time I called him that.

I’ll do that - Legolas? I called Claire that one when we were fighting the big scary alien Loki army, right? I can barely remember all the names I’ve called that girl - there are so fucking many. Merida, bird-brain, Katniss - one of my favorites, since she sorta resembles her - sometimes Hawkfrost if I’m really feeling up to running away… Claire - and Clint - are both really easy to nickname. It’s kinda, uh, too easy, sometimes.

Yeah that’s when the male version of you called Clint Legolas too. I guess somethings are the same, but mind you this is still all so very new and weird. I don’t like these whole new universe things. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy your company I really do. Still it’s really weird. 

You’re tellin’ me, darling. I’ve been hopping through the universe for a few weeks now - or has it been months? Time isn’t as linear around these places as I would like. I’ve been meeting people I don’t think I should really be meeting, but whatever - the universe is basically stable now. Probably.

August 8, 2012

girlintheanthill:

ironmaidenantoniastark:

girlintheanthill:

ironmaidenantoniastark:

girlintheanthill started bugging you

Hey there - Toni Stark, not really at your service because SHIELD’s already taken that privilege away from me, but I guess I can still say hi.

Hal Pym. And I know who you are.

Oh, do you? I guess you’ve probably heard of me from somewhere, everybody has. Sorta comes with being super-awesome. And famous.

I think it’s mostly the fame. And wealth.

Are you sure? I’ve heard that some people know me who really shouldn’t - I think my awesome sometimes escapes through the cracks in reality. [smirks] And Hal. I think I’ve heard that or seen that somewhere - hmm.

August 8, 2012
Soul Meets Body. // @bettybannersciencechick, @ironmaidenantoniastark

lokilaufeydottir:

bettybannersciencechick:

After I’m back to normal, I’m making no promises I’ll be around for a few hours. Betty thought, taking a deep breath. If she was going to be the peace-keeper here, she’d had to remain fairly neutral and ,more importantly, calm. Although, not much could occur should she get too angry right now. As much as she wanted to take advantage of this, her better judgement reminded her this was too important to screw up. She saw Toni become a little defused, noticing a bit of green in her eyes. She rested her hand on Toni’s gently, and mouthed, ‘breathe’ looking at her in the eyes with a concerned relating stare. 

She turned back at Loki, and spoke like a diplomat, hiding her previous experience like a large swallowed pill and remained fairly stone faced. She would have to deal with this if Toni couldn’t. She raised an eyebrow, “You promised them Earth?” She sounded a bit surprised and somewhat peeved. She breathed out her nose and sighed in thought. She snapped back her speech and replied, “I’m not rejecting your help, Loki. The situation you describe doesn’t seem one we can do that. However, can I get your word, or perhaps some good sign of faith you will fight along side us and not pull any tricks on us? I know this favor I ask of you is supposed to be that. We can’t defend Earth or you if we don’t have our powers straight and are back in our normal bodies.” Betty explained only slightly irritated. It killed her to not be angry with her, but if she could keep her cool, Toni could as well and she had to show her that.

Loki did not flinch once Stark began to yell, their faces but few inches away from one another. She kept eye contact with her and she could see the Iron Maiden behind Banner’s facade, the woman who wanted to kill her and throw her body from the window. Once she walked off to her chair, Loki arched an eyebrow. Yes, she was pissed about Stark’s unruly and childish manner, after all, they were only talking, but she quickly shook off those thoughts. “Well, Stark, I did not know you picked your battles on whether you know you can win. If you do not believe you can, then it is already a lost battle”. Loki’s tone was unaltetered, serious. If the world’s mightiest heroes did not believe in themselves, how can they ask others to do just that? Odd to ask for something Stark herself could not offer.

Betty’s words broke Loki off from her quiet pondering. Indeed she had offered Earth. Such a small thing to offer, giving what else she could have given them - or promised to give them. In the ‘big picture’, Midgard was but one realm. However, Loki knew that if she kept pushing on that particular button, the Avengers would not be very pleased, and Stark herself already seemed to be on edge. Loki nodded, her body once again taking fully advantage of the couch. “Yes, you can have my word. I will not place your minds in anywhere but your own bodies and I do not flee from battle, Banner. This is why I’m here. If I wished you to stay the way you were, I could easily do it from a distance”, Loki offered. After all, the enemy of my enemy… Although they would never really be truly friends.

Toni wiped her hand across her face, smiling wanly at Betty’s grip on her wrist. Goddammit. I should not be letting her get to me. She straightened up suddenly from her leaning position against the side of the chair and glued her carefully sculpted mask back together, fixing it in place with a cocky smile. And she’s right, what should I care if the odds aren’t in our favor. I haven’t in the past - I threw myself into space. I threw myself into… No. Bad tactic, bad tactic, okay. With a slight shudder, she fought the flashbacks. Can’t succumb now.

"Okay," she squeaked, her voice still sore from the yelling. She cleared her throat and tried again. "Okay. Say that you do do this, and you, uh, help us fight.” She thought over her words carefully. “And we go back to our bodies.” Again, there was a passing glance of regret at her host body; she really did like the feeling of so much power under her skin. It made her a lot more secure in performing experiments - but it wasn’t hers. For now. “And that will be the end of our… alliance, I guess this would be.” She fixed a hard stare on the goddess. “Right.” With sudden energy, Toni gripped the sides of the chair. “Let’s do this.”

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