i didn't want to talk about this before it happened for fear of jinxing, or in case it just didn't work out, but OMGGGGGGG I SAW THE AVENGERS TODAY! /o/ \o\ /o/ \o/ ( no real spoilers, just some enthusiasm )
man, this has been A Day. it started at 4:50 am when my alarm went off (the first of two - i was REALLY concerned i might sleep through just one). stumbled to the shower by 5, coffee in my hand by 5:15, and out the door by 5:30. there wasn't even a smidge of daylight yet. buhhhhh. x_x
the screening started at 9:30, but they said to get there early, that not everyone was guaranteed to get in. we arrived shortly after 6:30 and didn't see a soul. we couldn't possibly be the most uncool people in LA showing up for this thing at ass-crack o'clock, right? there had
to be bigger nerds out there than us. i mean, THE AVENGERS! well, sure enough, the line was on another floor, but still we were only about 40 people back? WE WERE MOST DEF IN. /o/ holy shit this was really happening. (as an aside, it was almost all dudes, though i did notice that the first person in line was a girl, so yeah! *high five*)
even with 5 layers, a hat, and scarf, i still managed to freeze for the next two hours, but whatever! worth it. not complaining. once we were seated inside ralph garman (from kroq radio) asked avengers-related trivia questions and handed out prizes. it went on for some time, and eventually, with camera crews standing around, it was clear he was stalling and we were waiting for someone. but, who?!
huzzah, joss whedon came out to introduce the movie! :D :D :D he made a few jokes, thanked the fans, and i thought cool! now let's get to the movie! but that wasn't all! clark gregg (agent coulson) and cobie smulders (other shield agent) were there as well! :D :D :D (ngl, at the first mention of clark i totally grabbed my friend's shoulder, bc holy shit i kind of adore him. <3)
so that was awesome and i was totally excited (clark!) and ready to watch the movie. BUT THAT WASN'T IT.
THROUGH THE CONTINUED ENTHUSIASTIC APPLAUSE I HEARD THE WORD "VILLAIN" AND KIND OF WHITED OUT FOR A MINUTE. O_O NO FUCKING WAY. NO WAY. IT'S NOT FUCKING POSSIBLE.
TOM FUCKING HIDDLESTON WAS JUST A FEW ROWS IN FRONT OF MY FACE YOU GUYS I ALMOST DIED. DIED!
and then chris hemsworth walked out too and they were standing next to each other all smiles and brothers and next to each other in front of my face and what is my liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiife. x_o
so yeah. that happened.( we weren't allowed any electronics, but here is a photo from the internet. )
oh! and i forgot to mention, when standing in line they were handing out toy props from the movies - a hulk fist, cap's shield, and i got THOR'S HAMMER. ( mjolnir )
and now i'm about to fall over. those were a lot of emotions to deal with on just a few hours of sleep. but it was ao amazing. eternal thanks to my friend m for thinking of me. <3333
ugh. i needed this day. ♥
eta: what is with these cut-tags, LJ? >:[