I fangirl all over the place. Outside of my New York Crime Procedurals (Elementary, White Collar, Unforgettable, Without a Trace, Castle), there are the other Crime Procedurals (Criminal Minds, NCIS, Twin Peaks, etc., etc.,).
Plus the sci-fi (Stargate(s), Doctor Who, Firefly).
And Avengers because seriously.
Everything in this blog is relevant to my interests.
So I’m thinking about that the Barnes & Rogers do on Mother’s Day in Hands of Clay (seeing as that’s the time of year the story started). I figure that they picked up that Sunday and went to the zoo because why not, it wasn’t raining and maybe they’d go for ice cream afterwards (Geeze, Steve, why not just take them to Disneyland while you’re at it) (because I have a meeting tomorrow, but there’s always Father’s Day for that) (oh god shut up before they hear you).
So they went to the zoo, and Natasha simply loved the red pandas and Clint wanted to spend the rest of his life feeding the alpacas and sheep in the barnyard, and James very nearly tricked Steve into milking one of the cows. After a couple of hours, even Clint started sagging and Steve made the executive decision that it was ice cream time, only first they had to do the bathroom thing.
Clint went with Steve into the men’s room, while Natasha got a pep talk and directions to not dawdle, then she headed into the women’s washroom while James waited outside for her in as non-creeperish a way as he could.
(Daddy, I am five years old. I am a big girl! She had said indignantly the week before at the library. I can go to the bathroom by myself. And so James had let her, hovering nervously by the drinking fountain until Natasha came back out again, triumphant and smug about how very capable and adult she was and then James ended up carrying her home because it was raining and she didn’t want her shoes to get wet.)
Steve and Clint reappeared, then Natasha came out (yes I washed my hands. Yes, I used soap. Daddy, honestly!) Then it was James’ turn, and so he didn’t get to witness what Steve later would call “the teachable moment from hell.”
(1/2) As far as I know (I’m no expert), placing the obit is legal. If you act on the fake death, particularly if you break the law…
(2/2)…(e.g. tax evasion, death certificate), then it would be. And the consequences of placing the obit would be a hassle. But the obit itself is, I think, fine. I think.That actually makes a lot of sense - like putting a note in the paper versus using that as proof for death benefits. Which is fraud and wrong.
I was curious enough to google http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/07/jason-mccoy-files-fake-obituary-for-son_n_1865854.html