I dug around in boxes of old comic books last night, and found Marvel Masterworks reprints of early X-Men comics. In issue 9 of X-Men, from January 1965, the lineup of Avengers at the time was Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Giant-Man (or at least that's what Beast calls him) and the Wasp. Perhaps a future Avengers movie will introduce Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne.
I tried to get my car out today, and was initially unsuccessful. Dad and I dug snow out from around the car, and Dad put salt down in front of the front wheels. We took Dad's car and went to the library. We went to the dollar store to get birthday cards for relatives, and to the produce place.
I tried again to get my car out after we got home from that trip, and was successful that time. The driveway still has an inch or two of snow on it, so that was scary driving. I went to the food court in the mall to pick up dinner for us.
At least I got out of the house.
Jamie recommended fics with a biracial Blaine to me. I saw that Biyuti had critiqued one. She will probably critique the other, as I sent her a link to it. I can't judge from the perspective of someone who is Asian, or someone who is hapa. I went in another direction, and said that the style of getting the message across was like Suzanne Brockmann's. It doesn't matter if anyone who sees that has read Suzanne Brockmann's books. I've read a number of the Seal Team Sixteen/Troubleshooters books, and have posted about the way Brockmann puts her messages across. The gay rights messages (which I fully agree with) are the farthest thing from subtle.