[sticky post] Fic Master Post (Avengers Edition)

Clint/Natasha (Clint & Natalie)
The Weight of Us (Series) (Clint/Natasha)
PG - NC-17 (see individual stories for ratings and warnings)
Because it was more than just Budapest, or Paris, or Moscow, and to call what she owes him - what they owe each other - a "debt" doesn't even begin to cover it. And at the end of the day, after S.H.I.E.L.D., after the Avengers, it's just her, just him, just *them*... and everyone else can go hang.
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Heavy in Your Arms (WIP) (Clint/Natasha, Coulson/the Cellist, Fury/OFC, Bobbi/Maria)
R/NC-17 (violence, language, sex) ~ ??? words
"For every romantic happily-ever-after there were also horror stories of the pain and torment that awaited those who found and lost their soul mate. A favorite trope was the idea of soul mates who were on opposite sides of a line, who chose to kill one another than betray their beliefs or live without their companion, or stories where one's mate was torn from them by the forces of evil - the list of ways it could go south seemed endless." An AU, in which Clint knows all the stories about how it could go wrong. He never expected it to be real, and staring back at him from the other side of his arrow.
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The Red Thread (Series) (Clint/Natasha)
Co-Authored with anuna_81

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World Undone (Series) (Clint/Natasha)
PG (see individual stories for warnings)
Prompt Fill: AU where it was Natasha in New Mexico when Loki arrived instead of Clint.
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All That Makes Us Weary (Series) (Clint/Natasha)
G - R (see individual stories for ratings and warnings)
There are so many ways that this could go. None of them are easy.
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All the Colors in Her Mind (Series) (C/N)
R - NC-17 (see individual stories for ratings and warnings)
He isn't sure if the color code was something that happened by accident or if it was by design.
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Stand Alones

Brown and Gold AO3
PG-13 (mild sexual content) ~ 4,538 words
Clint/Natasha ~ What if they were different people in a different place and time? (A time that just happened to have dragons.) A Dragonriders of Pern AU.

Non-Networked Solutions (co-authored with SidheRa) LJ / AO3
NC-17 (language and sexual content) ~ 3,719 words
Clint/Natasha ~ Clint and Natasha are on a mission, Tony's being set up (but he likes it), and Steve's a little bit horrified about Clint and Natasha's idea of what constitutes creating a believable cover story.

A Matching Set LJ / AO3
PG-13 (violence) ~ 470 words
Written forashen_key's prompt: Natasha was not the first Red Room girl (former or otherwise) Clint had been assigned to kill, but she was the last.

Random Prompts (no, this isn't a very good title, is it?)
PG-13 (language) ~ 950 words
This is what happens when you ask your BFF for work-safe prompts because you're bored out of your mind and tied to a phone for 8 hours. So really it's all her fault.
  • Cap Gets the Reference AO3
  • And Then They Stayed Up Too Late in the Lab (Again) AO3
  • Was That English?! AO3

Good to Be Home LJ / AO3
PG-13 (language, sexual references) ~ 1,974 words
Darcy tries going to visit her parents for the Fourth of July, and proves the old cliche about not being able to go home again. (Background canon 'ships if you choose to see them.)
Snow White
Damn it, I keep sitting down to do the budget and the menu/shopping list for the week (WHICH HAS TO BE DONE TONIGHT) and getting side tracked by the prompt-a-thon. Then thinking I should really work on the Pacific Rim AU, only to see my green folder AND REMEMBER THE BUDGET.

::headdesk::

Since I'm terrible about eating and schedules on the weekend, lunch was at about 4:30 and dinner won't be until late. (Notice how at 8:38 pm I'm saying "won't be until". Yes, that late. Brian still needs to go to the grocery store first because it's hard to make Dismantled Chicken Cordon Bleu without prosciutto. It's just chicken with cheese and mushrooms w/o the pig. For Brian to go to the grocery store, I need to make the shopping list, and to make the shopping list, I need to make the menu and the budget.

You see where this is going? I do!

BUT I WANT TO BE WRITING ABOUT ASSASSINS-TURNED-JAEGER-PILOTS HAVING INTIMACY ISSUES AND TONY BEING A SMART ASS AND JANE DOING AWESOME WORLD-SAVING SCIENCE, DAMN IT!

Meanwhile, my first Prompt-a-thon offering is up. Have somewhat angsty Hozier-inspired "What If?" fic: I Will Not Ask (and neither should you) C/N, PG, no warnings: AO3 or LJ

In other news... if I start talking about food and cooking (specifically, low-carb/diabetic friendly/whole-food-I-hesitate-to-use-the-word-"paleo"-because-my-inner-and-outer-Anthropologists-both-cringe cooking) is anyone else actually interested? I find that I have no one at all to talk to about these things, and I do not function well in a vacuum. (I've been feeling like that about a lot of things lately, from fandom to cooking to household/planning to work issues. I am not a self-sustaining creature emotionally or psychologically but recent circumstances have put me in that position and I'm... not thriving, let's put it that way.)

Alternately, if anyone else is having major "I too, am a child of the 80's" and other Peter Quill feelings? I'm all over that, too. The more I see the movie and listen to the soundtrack, the more I love him.

Okay. Time for more coffee and some number crunching and hunting up recipes. (Recipes bleh. Have I mentioned I hate cooking? Because I have to do all the cooking these days and "bleh" is my official take on the subject.)

I... Er... Hi?

Arwen (Bleed Myself Dry)
Hi.

I don't have time for life-update right now, per se (I still exist, sort of?) but I need to know if there's anyone (multiple someones?) out there who are willing to read and give me feedback on stuff for the Be-Compromised Prompt-a-thon? I have... lots of stuff. Ahem. And one of my usual betas is indisposed and the other is going to be spending most of the month in the wilderness where there's no internet or phone service. :(

So... thus far, I've got about 6000 words of a Post-Iron Man 3 C/N, Pepper/Tony, Bruce/Betty fic that definitely needs a look-over, and more stuff coming up. (Including a Pacific Rim AU, possibly a Regency AU, and a kind of AU post-Avengers C/N thing where No One is Coping Well and Steve ends up bartending and bouncing in a tiny little bar on the backroads of Indiana.)

You know. So far. I'm still running through prompts.

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

Clint/Natasha (Purple Forever)
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Chanukah to everyone out there on my flist! I am very, very thankful to have all of you in my life. :D (And congrats to everyone who participated in and/or won NaNoWriMo this year!)

Have completely unbeta'd C/N soulbond 'verse fic**, and I hope you're having a very merry start to the holiday season!

** by which I mean stress the unbeta'd NaNo-inspired ramblings in this 'verse, which may inadvertently (not so inadvertently) be sweetwatersong's fault, because she wanted more Phil.

Bullet Wounds and Bedtime Stories (PG-13 for language and the aforementioned bullet wounds)Collapse )

Dear Flist...

Clint/Natasha (Purple Forever)
Otherwise known as the font of all knowledge and/or good ideas...

I have a quandry and need help.

I might be writing the sequel to Heavy in Your Arms. (And by "might be" I mean "am". And by "sequel" I mean "every bloody other piece of this universe ever".)

This is presenting some interesting challenges - most notably, the story-telling structure. I didn't end up liking how I did the Interludes last time - in retrospect, they should've been actual in-line chapters of the story, rather than posted as separate shorts. Mea culpa, but I don't want to totally screw up the tracking and stats to go fix it now. I linked all the relevant things just about to death in the author's notes and will have to be content with that.

But I want to get the structure down on the front end with the sequel(s), and would love to have some input from y'all as potential readers. How would you like to have it presented? (I will warn you, I'm not posting as a WIP this time, it'll be multi-chapter but finished beforehand.)

So, options are:

Poll #1944871 Story Structure
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 5

How should the sequels/prequels be set up?

View Answers
As one, massive, character POV-shifting novel
1 (25.0%)
As completely separate shorts (more like the Interludes)
1 (25.0%)
As two or three longer novels roughly separated by character (but still dependent upon one another to make sense)
1 (25.0%)
Another suggestions (please comment with suggestions below)
1 (25.0%)

Who are you most interested in seeing more of? (More than one answer is fine.)

View Answers
Bucky and Natasha's backstory in the Red Room
0 (0.0%)
Steve and Bucky's backstory and present story (strongly featuring Darcy, yep that's an OT3)
2 (25.0%)
Tony and Pepper
1 (12.5%)
Clint and Natasha and SHIELD between the events of Heavy in Your Arms up to the Movie events
3 (37.5%)
Thor and Jane (and Loki and other Asgardian backstory)
1 (12.5%)
Brucy and Betty
0 (0.0%)
Someone else I'm blanking on (please add in comments below)
1 (12.5%)

NaNo Snippets

Clint/Natasha (Purple Forever)
I've been a busy, busy girl. I'm working on the sequel(s?) to Heavy in Your Arms for NaNo.

Here, have some snippets of Steve and Bucky angst:

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And some Natasha (et. al) in way over their heads:

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Text (Oh My Thor!)
SOMEONE PLEASE WRITE ME THE BBC SITCOM-ESQUE LIVING SENARIO WE WERE JUST GIVEN BY THOR 2. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.

Thor (not dumb-as-a-brick Thor, though), Darcy, Jane, and completely-off-his-rocker Eric who doesn't like pants sharing a little attic apartment in London. Oh my god, that is comedy gold.

Also? The fic where Natasha is chasing Clint around trying to get him to put his damn pants back on, and hitting him in the head a lot to try to knock the rest of the crazy out. Because Eric? Does not bode well for Clint, I'm thinking.

ALSO? ALSO? LOL FOREVER TOASTERVERSE DARCY IS ACTUALLY CANON DARCY! PLUS THOR ON THE SUBWAY, I CANNOT EVEN.

And I totally called the end moment in the throne room. TOTALLY CAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLEEEEEDDDD IT.


Am going back to see Thor 2 again today (this time w/ the husband).

Am trying to decide if I should go back and try to rewrite Darcy in my NaNo based on new characterization evidence seen here or not.

Oct. 31st, 2013

American Witch
I'm going to do my best to get treats done before the weekend is up - but around here at least Halloween has been postponed until tomorrow because of major storms and generally non-trickortreat friendly weather, so I figure that gives me at least a day of grace, right? ;)

Today was... not great, and left me with a kind of gross and heavy feeling that I do not like.

I'm currently at kadollan's house introducing jessofthebugs to "The Voice" and having sweet potato lentil soup and homemade bread and hot apple cider and it's helping. I've started Nora Roberts's latest trilogy, I've finished up my run piloting the Helicarrier over at crack_van, and have a coherent, cohesive story idea for NaNo (WHICH STARTS IN LIKE THREE HOURS YOU GUYS!)

We've pretty much got our regional events nailed down, I almost have my house clean and organized, and the laundry almost caught up. (I know I keep harping on getting your laundry done before NaNo, but seriously guys, it makes a difference! Promise!) I feel like I'm really starting to get my shit back together (it only took, what, a year? years? I don't even know.)

I intend to get up tomorrow, put on my favorite jeans and my NaNoLand tee shirt, pick up my favorite fancy yummy coffee drink, and rock out to Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (a nov 1 tradition for me) and write the hell out of my NaNo.

Oct. 27th, 2013

American Witch
So, I'm backed up on replies again (sorry to everyone I haven't gotten back to) - I'm putting more energy into keeping my offline stuff running smoothly in order to get ready for NaNo NEXT WEEK - laundry and housecleaning need to be caught up, and meal plans need to be in place so that the household doesn't fall apart when I dive into a month of offline events, online chat events, not to mention my own writing. Pro tip - if you're running a write-in, you're probably *not* getting much written on your own novel.

So, by the numbers (as it were) - SPOILERS AHOY (for Cap 2, SHIELD, and Haven Season 4) - all for things actually aired to day, I don't know any spoilers about things not aired yet:

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Ghouls and Ghosts and Goblins, Oh My!

American Witch
In honor of All Hallow’s Eve, I’m inviting trick-or-treaters to my ‘door.’ Comment “trick-or-treat” to this post and…well, you know the drill. Treats can be anything that strikes my fancy (pics of fave actors or pairings, one sentence fics, graphics, a few words why I’m glad to have you on my flist, etc. etc.). The more “houses” to visit the more fun it’ll be, so go ahead, open your journal and help spread the fun!

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