OKAY OKAY SO turns out they were shooting The Avengers in Central Park today, but I SO didn't think the actual actors would be there since they shot so much stuff in Cleveland and they, like, made it up to look like NYC; I thought it'd just be exteriors or stunt stuff or whatever. But I made plans to stop by there anyway, and when I was out doing errands (I was actually in a Macy's dressing room at the time buying a dress for my aunt's wedding) when I saw a tweet saying that EVERYONE was there and I was like WHOOOOOOOOA WHAT?! so I sprinted out of there and got on the B and ran uptown and tore all over Central Park like a crazy person until I found them at Bethesda Terrace, because everything ever ever ever is shot there. So I took a few pics and then my batteries DIED, of course, and they started setting up for another shot and I went FUCK YOU ALL I AM DETERMINED and stomped (well, flip-flopped) off to the nearest Duane Reade, which was at SEVENTY-SEVENTH AND LEX (that's far) and went allllll the way back because I'm a moron and will not be denied.
So then I went to the barrier and stood next to the lovely lostarkeo and--this is truly the best thing ever--we started chatting and I mentioned "Hiddles," and she sort of side-eyed me and went "...this is a weird question, but are you--do you have a Tumblr?" and I gaped at her and cried "ARE YOU A HIDDLESTONER?!" and we just fell over laughing because HOW MAGICAL IS THAT. I LOVE IT WHEN FANDOM IS, LIKE, REAL LIFE. ♥ STALKING BUDDIES 4 LIFE
ANYWAY. MOAR PICS!
Tony's car; uncovered later.
Jeremy Renner (guys behind us: "Oh yeah, the guy from The Hurt Locker? The bomb guy?" Me: "The OSCAR NOMINEE, YES." lostarkeo, angrily: "TWO-TIME Oscar nominee!" Me: "I know, right?!?" He said hi to her later! It was awesome! DEAR GOD, HIS ARMS. HIS BODY. HIS EXISTENCE. :9 :9) Also JOSS WHEDON!! FAVORITE LIFE-RUINER OF THEM ALL!
Renner, ScarJo with the red hair, Hiddles (I kept gasping "he's RIGHT THERE. RIGHT. THERE." Well, I only just started loving him!! This is overwhelming) and Hemsworth
Hemsworth, Joss in the hat, Mark Ruffalo in the yellow, RDJ (!!!!!!!), Chris Evans and Hiddles. ♥
He's just so chatty and friendly; it's too cute. In this scene, they all stood in a circle and they turned on the wind machine and Joss yelled "AAAAND...DISAPPEAR!" and they all looked up, and lostarkeo awesomely pointed out that it's obvs the Bifrost! So maybe Loki's on good terms with them by the end...? Aww.
Later scene with Tony, Bruce and Steve getting in Tony's car, etc.
For the record, Joss is totally on the Clint Eastwood side of the spectrum; he does, like, three quick takes per scene and that's it. Which I like. Better than Marc Webb and his Kubrick-like insanity where he made Emma Stone slap Garf all the goddamn day. Hee.
And then finally he started to leave and he was walking along the sidewalk opposite me--well, here's the layout:
See the pole in the middle? The tree to its left, on the other side of the street; I was standing over there-ish. And Hiddles was walking (in full costume, hair and makeup, mind) to his trailer, presumably, kinda roughly where the girl in the orange dress is, and I knew I was about to miss my window and I went "OH FUCK IT" and just ran across the street, and all these paparazzi were jumping in front of him and I just stood on the side of that low wooden barrier and squeaked out "Hey, Tom--hi! Tom, hi!" [Thank the Lawd I didn't say "Hiddles."] And he smiled and I said "Hi, could I please get a picture with you? Is that OK?" because he clearly had somewhere to be, but he went "aw, sure" and leaned in close (eeeeeeeeee) and I took it, but the flash was off and I was like "...did I get it??" and I checked, and he waited and I went "oh, yeah, great!" and he's like "OK, good!" and I said "Thank you so much! You're my favorite. Like, HANDS DOWN." And he laughed and said, "well, thank you, dear" and walked away and I ran back across the street and screeched "HUG ME" at poor lostarkeo (that's her in the black shirt!) and all these people were like OMG WHAT WAS THAT WHO WHAT and I was showing it off and bragging and I showed the mom with the cute kid and she was like "oh, congratulations!" and it was JUST SO AWESOME. SKDNSLKFNAFA;NA he is so very tall and his eyes are beautiful and I JUST CANNOT
...and I did a guess who post @ ONTD, and then realized that pattieisntcrazy had just done an infinitely superior post with way better-quality photos and more encounters, BUT I was totes there to see Hiddles because he is my fave and I REGRET NOTHING. (And they're allegedly at Grand Central tomorrow...! We'll see!) And OH MY GOD, TUMBLR. O_____________o Hiddlestoners do not fuck around. Sweet Jesus.
...I had off from work today, btw. I feel like I should clarify that. Oh, and I bought a dress and I think it's kinda cute, maybe; might post pics later, and I saw The Debt after I left Central Park and it was actually pretty awesome; better than I thought it'd be. I think I'm seeing Our Idiot Brother tomorrow. And I saw DH Part 2 for my third and final time and had lots of creys & feelings; post about that later too. EEEEEEEEEEEE ♥~