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Maxwell Lord IV ([personal profile] retconman) wrote in [community profile] capeandcowl2012-11-20 04:03 pm

♞ five

[ The feed turns on and Max steps away from the communicator, which has been propped up so as to show him and Clint standing in the Avengers Embassy. Max smiles and adjusts his tie, before he begins to speak. ]

Hello there. I know -- I know, before I start, let me express my gravest condolences about the tragedies that have recently unfolded. Let it be known that the Avengers, for one, are working on taking steps to lessen the chances of some kind of repeat performance in the future. Super-villains are an epidemic, but we can at least help better prepare our heroes for the fight.

[ Clint makes no attempt to hide his boredom as Max speaks; he rolls his eyes for a moment before pursing his lips as Max discusses the last week’s events. Eventually, he elbows his way to the forefront of the video feed. ]

Yeah, yeah, no need to dress it up so much. Basically, this is a City full of people with powers — and that means training tends to take a few bites out of the place.

[ Max clears his throat. ]

Right -- well, exactly, what we need is community, and proactivity. We need action. Which is why I'm -- ah, we're -- happy to announce that, through tireless negotiations, location scouting, and careful budgeting, we now--

[ The eye-rolling continues until Clint sees fit to interrupt, holding up one hand. ]

We’re putting together a place that won’t collapse if someone with super strength hits their punching bag a little too hard.

[ Max smiles tensely, hiding his irritation. ]

A training facility, endorsed by the Avengers, to give anyone at all the chance to practice or hone their… talents, as well as meet possible partners for team-ups down the road. If you train together, you'll at least be prepared to work together when the next crisis hits.

[ If Clint senses that irritation and is immensely pleased by it, you’d never know it from his face. He just raises his eyebrows a bit as he speaks. ]

Right, right, it’s a great idea. Not surprising, since I came up with it.

[ Max grinds his teeth, but pats Clint on the shoulder. ]

Where would we be without Hawkeye? Good ideas should be funded and made into realities, which I was more than happy to do. We won't get anywhere without a little support, we're all part of this situation -- every one of us -- and all our contributions are going to make a difference.

[ Clint gives him a look that could melt lead and sidesteps. Clearly they are not in the “comfortable with touching” phase of this relationship, yet. ]

Yeah, okay. Solving the world’s problems one gym at a time. We can go with that.

Er -- right.

[ Max's brow furrows but he smiles again, a bit more convincingly for the cameras. He holds a photograph up. ]

The address is ( location ) and it's available for any Imports to use, free of charge. Just do us a favor and don't try to blow it up even if it can take it. Damages mean delays, and everyone deserves to get started right away.

[ Clint huffs out a breath. ]

Play nice, kids.

[ And then he cuts the feed because if he doesn’t he assumes Max will keep talking forever. ]
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-11-22 06:33 am (UTC)(link)
Of course, a gym needs trainers. Who's going to lead the superpowered spinning class?
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-11-23 06:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Such a pity that Ghost Rider has yet to arrive, then, though I suppose he was never preoccupied with the pedaling.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-11-23 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
About what you'd expect from a fellow with a flaming skull for a head. But, if you get me a bike with a high enough weight limit, I may consider taking the position myself!

Actually, come to think of it, I could just build that bike.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-11-23 06:57 pm (UTC)(link)
And that I have experience in a classroom setting, of course.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-11-24 07:32 pm (UTC)(link)
What kind of interview would you hold for someone teaching a spinning class? I would imagine an audition to be more suitable!
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-11-25 07:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Same purpose, perhaps, but different methods. One's about telling, the other showing.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-11-27 05:09 am (UTC)(link)
One to evaluate the candidate's history, the other their capability? Seems reasonable enough.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-11-29 03:18 am (UTC)(link)
You know what we could put together to work us through this process?

A committee!
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-12-01 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Anything greater than three would probably be counterproductive, too many of us dealing with the new hires to be concerned with the actual work we'll be hiring for.

For the first member, I nominate Clint.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-12-01 07:13 pm (UTC)(link)
What, you want to make me the third wheel? Nothing against Bobbi, she's certainly capable of the job, but I don't know that he would be, while around her.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-12-04 06:54 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, she might find it too dull.

[The pause for thought is largely for show, he already knows who he's suggesting.] What about Carol? She could certainly bring the proper standards to the proceedings, you'd never have to worry about getting anything short of the best!
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-12-06 07:01 am (UTC)(link)
We'll have to run it by her, of course, but we could easily have a tightly knit hiring force on our hands this way.

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[personal profile] trickshot 2012-12-03 01:59 am (UTC)(link)
( suddenly... following all of this... )

This is the last time I try to do anything. I'm always right.
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[personal profile] professorlionface 2012-12-04 06:55 am (UTC)(link)
In that case, maybe you should handle all of the hiring on your own!