|Somewhere in the verdant rainforests of, um, Alberta...|
|???: *sniffing noises*|
|Old Man James Logan Patch Weapon X Wolverine Lucky Jim Howlett*: Grrr, snikt, bub, bub, snikt, grr!|
|Wolverine: ...tch, screw it, this Williams broad ain't even here. *sniffles* Damn seasons...|
|Wolverine: Maybe Summers gave me the wrong co-ordinates...an' maybe I shouldn't|
creep on his crazy girlfriend when he's in the room. Might be sourin' his attitude.
|Wolverine: Oh, who'm I kiddin', I'm THE BEST THERE IS at WHAT I DO. And WHAT I DO|
is BE A COMPLETE ASSHOLE. Yeeeaaaah! So I'll give this another 10 minutes
then tell Cyke to shove it...
Behind Wolverine: *suspicious movement*
|Nina: Ugh, another minute under that worm-ridden log and my hair|
would've been unsalvageable. Now how do I get the drop on a guy
with super-senses?...maybe by not even trying?
|Nina: HEY, SHORT ROUND!|
Wolverine: Wh - I TOLD Y'ALL NOT TO CALL ME THAT! And these toys
make us all the same height anyw - wait, are you - ?
|Nina: Yup, that works.|
Wolverine: OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW OW
|Nina: This is oddly therapeutic.|
Wolverine: OW OW OW ow ow *pants* can't...ow...more...punctured...lungs...
|Nina: Typical, just when I was enjoying myself.|
|Wolverine: Ha...hahaha...ahhh...I c'n take whatever you got, b -|
Nina: Sure, sure. Hairy midget with cutlery in his knuckles and rapid healing,
suppose I haven't killed one of you before. There's a first time for everything, though.
|Nina: Don't suppose you're willing to tell me why you're tracking me down?|
Wolverine: Eh, you ain't never gonna live long enough for it ta matter!
Nina: A double-negative? Don't they teach you anything in the Xavier
School for Village Idiots these days?
|Wolverine: Ha! What're you gonna do with them things, pick my teeth?|
Nina: I'd make a quip about size not mattering, but I imagine you've heard
Wolverine: GRRRR COME AT ME BUB!
Nina: Nice sound effect.
Wolverine: Buh...but my claws are supposed to cut through anything? Not fair!
|Nina: Swing and a miss!|
Wolverine: Gah! Ehh, I didn't need those tendons anyways!
|Nina: Or these?|
Wolverine: OW my nipple!
Nina: Yeesh, you're the worst mass-murderer I've ever stabbed.
Nina: Wow, how did you get all that hair under that mask?
|Wolverine: ugh no mommy i dont wanna go to school today|
Nina: Huh, I must've hit you harder than I thought. Look, if you're gonna be
this much of a baby about it, can we just call it a day?
|Wolverine: NEVER! RARGH INEXPLICABLE SUDDEN COMEBACKS ARE MY|
Nina: F***ing Grant Morrison!
|*OTHER SWORD BREAKS!*|
Nina: Great, those things cost a packet and I lose them just when my
contracts have all dried up!
Wolverine: STAY STILL!
Nina: Uh, no?
|Wolverine: I got ya cornered now!|
Nina: Okay, firstly, no, you don't. I could run away for a solid half-hour
without reaching impassable ground. Secondly, whenever I go on a camping
trip, I always pack more stuff than I need...
|Nina: ...like so.|
Wolverine: The hell's that?
Nina: Another sword. Kind of special. Borrowed it from a friend. Well, I didn't
so much borrow as 'take'...and I guess he's not really a friend per se, but...
|Wolverine: Whatever - ONE-MAN FASTBALL SPECIAL A-GO-GO!|
|Wolverine: *unprintable swearing*|
Nina: Huh...remind me to leave Yoshimitsu a thankyou Post-It.
This beauty works wonders.
|Wolverine: BONE CLAWS BITCH!!|
Nina: *sigh* Dumbest retcon ever.
Nina: Don't make me - oh, what the hell.
|Nina: There can be only one...guy with a missing head. Actually, where'd that|
head go - oh, here it comes.
|Nina: Nothing left to say?|
Nina: Didn't think so.
Elsewhere, in a really bright-white supervillain lair...
|Puppet Master: Well...shit. The boss isn't gonna like this.|
Also elsewhere, aboard the SHIELD Helicarrier...
|Captain America: If she's half as dangerous as you say she is, Hill,|
rest assured that the Avengers are going to bring miss Williams down.
The Hulk: HULK SMASH PURPLE GIRL!
To be continued...
Notes: Where do I begin...okay, I was getting bored of always taking pics of my toys in the same places, so I chose to break things up by doing this one outside, in the garden. The garden which is usually left to rot for months at a time and is an ugly mess full of spiders and wasps, both of which I fear. Not good. Plus, thanks to some dodgy shifts at work, the only times I could get into the garden for long enough to shoot the sequence would be after dark, and I didn't want to attract weird looks from the neighbours by using the flash. As luck would have it, my days off this past week synched up with the lawn getting mown, so the grass was of manageable height, and looks like dense foliage for the Minimates without going overboard and smothering them completely.
Then it started to rain. I have no idea how waterproof my camera is supposed to be - I'd guess 'not very' - but that plus having to lie down in increasingly damp grass to get the right angles meant I did kind of rush this story, and looking at the shots now I wish I'd stuck around longer to get some of them to focus properly. Also, yes, my attempts to add 'effects' with MS Paint are lame. I'm trying to hold back on them as much as I can, but sometimes - like with the guns - you need some sort of visual cue that the weapons are firing, not just being aimed.
Other than technical issues, what's more to say? I hate Wolverine, always have, dating back to the days of the '90s X-Men cartoon; being an IRL rule-abiding bookworm nerd I cottoned onto Cyclops as my inspirational figure, and Logan of course is the polar opposite, an obnoxious imbecile who can only respond to any situation he finds himself in by stabbing things. So getting Nina (who is also a killer, but only when necessary and not more than that - key difference) to hand him his arse was a priority. As for the cameo players here, the bloke in the apron is the Puppet Master, a very old-school Fantastic Four enemy who is the only bad guy I currently own with mind-control powers. He's also a really great Minimate - I love the face they gave him, and the little clay 'dolls' are fantastic, so I was kinda keen to do something with him. I'm sure you know the Avengers...I've been collecting most of the Marvel movieverse figs but I still lack Nick Fury and Hawkeye, so I'm using Maria Hill as a Fury stand-in and have added in the non-movie heroes Wonder Man and Ms. Marvel (sidenote: hey Diamond Select, why no Captain Marvel fig for Carol yet, over a year since she changed looks?) to round out the team. How will Nina handle a handicap match against Earth's Mightiest Heroes?
...dunno yet, I haven't planned it out. Sure I'll think of something.