03 May 2017 @ 08:39 pm
Hello and welcome to [community profile] be_compromised!

Here’s a little tour of what we like to call ‘our bar’, as in this is the best bar. Allow me to offer you a true bar welcome: pull up a stool, grab yourself a drink, and get comfy :)

tour behind the cut: about us, things that happen here, rules, and some links relevant to your interests )
 
 
01 August 2017 @ 11:28 pm
 Thought I'd slide this one in before Promptathon, since it's unlikely to fit anyone's prompt...

Author: Alphaflyer
Title: Ex Marks the Spot
Characters: Clint Barton, Maria Hill, Natasha Romanoff, Background: Bobbi Morse, Melinda May, Jessica Drew, Nick Fury
Relationship:  Clint & Natasha; past Clint/Bobbi, Clint/May, Clint/Drew

Summary:  Clint's exes dish; Maria Hill takes notes. Why?

AN:  Based upon an ancient prompt from tielan. The fill has been in my WIP folder for so long that I forgot where, why or when she left it: Maria and the exes, from Clint's POV. I decided to finish the fragments I had when I saw Aggie2011’s cri de coeur on tumblr for "2012-style Clintasha fic". (Not sure this qualifies entirely, but…)

Thanks to [personal profile] franztastisch and thebonesofferalletters for looking this over and not choking on the fluff; it's been through a whack of amendments since, so all glitches and shortcomings are mine. And yes, it's an unapologetic mash-up of MCU and comics canon.


read it on AO3


 
 
31 July 2017 @ 02:54 pm
PROMPTATHON 2017: This year's summer Promptathon extravaganza is a go! Prompting is open RIGHT NOW. Fills start Saturday August 5th and end Saturday August 19th.

BROKEN IMAGE LINKS: You may have noticed that most of the comm's images have been replaced with a rather ugly Photobucket broken link image. The main comm layout has now been fixed. The issue is that Photobucket, which is where we host our images, have changed their rules so that to have third party hosting - in other words to save images there and then embed links to them elsewhere - means you now have to have a paid account with them, costing $400 a year. Which for obviously reasons we will not being doing.

We're sorry for the mess. All images are still viewable and downloadable on our Photobucket site if there's any that you would like - we're be_compromised on there too. If anyone has any recommendations for other image hosting sites we're all ears.

COMMUNITY BANNER: Our current colourful banner is from slytheringurrl! If you'd like to make a shiny new banner for our comm then please send them in to be_compromised@hotmail.com
A few rules )

ALL THE THINGS FRIDAY: is on pause during Promptathon. It's been a bit quiet lately at the weekends so after Promptathon is over hopefully we'll have some lovely volunteers and suggestions for ATTF parties - get your thinking caps on :)

Any challenge/events happening online? Got recs? Anything else relevant to our interests? Let us know in the comments!
 
 
29 July 2017 @ 10:32 am
IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEEEEEEEEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just before we get started we do have some info and rules we’d like you to read…

HOW PROMPTATHON 2017 WORKS

Step One: leave prompts

Prompts can be anything – simple or elaborate, words or pictures, songs or poems, lyrics or phrases, anything that inspires a fanwork. Use your imagination. Go wild! All we ask is that you place anything NSFW behind a cut or link, use warnings where appropriate, and spoiler-cut anything spoiler-ish.

The focus of prompts should be Natasha and/or Clint, individually or as friends, lovers, spouses, partners, in gen fic, ANYTHNG. That means we do welcome other characters and pairings (and threesomes or moresomes) as long as Clint and/or Natasha is there somewhere. See here for more info, and always feel free to ask a mod if you have any questions – there’s even a handy questions thread at the top of the promptathon below.

Leave as many prompts as you want. We’re serious. Keep coming back. We want as many prompts as we can possibly get. Just make sure each prompt is in a separate comment.

Step two: squee

Been wanting to jump into the fandom but not sure where to start? Now’s the time. Newbie or a lurker? Here’s the perfect opportunity to say hello! Promptathon is a fun, no-pressure environment. If all you want to do is post prompts and share in the squee, you’re more than welcome! And by squee we mean chatting in the chat thread, replying to prompts to chat about prompts, and just lots of excitement all over the place.

Step three: submit fanworks like there’s no tomorrow

The usual Community Rules apply. There’s no length requirement on fanworks submitted. You can write drabbles or epics, vids, art, fanmixes, anything at all; it’s just all about getting creative! You can fill as many prompts as you want, and prompts can be filled multiple times by whoever wants to fill them.

HOW TO POST

1. Respond in a comment to the prompt you are filling. Try and post the entire work in the comment (if it's short enough), or if not, post a link. Do not post works to the comm. We’re all about one-stop shopping, so try and post in the main promptathon post if the length allows. If it is too long to post in the promptathon post, consider posting the first section as a teaser and then a link (because that's always fun too.)

2. Label your submission in the subject line with FILL, the type of fanwork, your title, and any warnings. Example: FILL fic: 5 Times Clint and Natasha Were Awesome (PG) When filling in the subject line, you may need to view the comm in it's original style (if you don't already). Just make sure you can see a subject line when responding with your submission.

3. Be sure to leave ratings and warnings (if any) in the subject line. (See example above.) Help us out and make sure folks know what they're clicking on. Thoughtfulness = LOVE. If the ratings or the warnings won't fit in the subject line, just leave them at the top of your post. If you don't want to include warnings, please put 'I choose not to warn' in the subject line, or again at the top of the post if it doesn't fit.

4. Please put anything NSFW under a cut or link. Put any spoilers under a cut or link with an appropriate warning.

TIMELINE

Prompting Starts: TODAY. THIS MINUTE. THIS HOUR.
Fills Start: SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017
Fills End: SATURDAY, AUGUST 19. That's two weeks, my lovelies!

 
 
28 July 2017 @ 11:48 pm
Happy Friday people of the bar!

That summer time of promptathon is almost upon us, so this weekend we're stretching those creative muscles.

1) Leave a short prompt in a comment. You can leave as many prompts as you like, but please put each prompt in seperate comment.

2) Reply to prompts with three sentence fics or a fic in 100 words exactly. You can reply to as many prompts as you like and prompts can have multiple fills. The more writing the better! And, if so inclined, feel free to reply in graphic or icon form instead.

3) Have fun! And get that practise in before promptathon!

Things to remember:
1) Always label NSFW (Not Safe For Work) stuff in the title and post under a cut.
2) Fic and artwork needs to have a rating and warnings (or you can say that you’ve chosen not to use warnings).
3) For people with annoying internet connections, say in the title if a comment is graphic/images/gif-heavy and post picspams under a cut.
4) Have a damn good time! (Because if that’s not happening then this post has clearly failed.)
 
 
13 July 2017 @ 03:30 pm
Hey Best Bar!

A while back I got some really great advice on how overcome the over-editing monster. I have a follow up question to that point. When do you guys edit multiple chapter fics? At the end of each chapter or at the very end of the story? I took a leap and entered into this years Marvelbigbang. I'm doing pretty good at not editing while actively writing. But I'm close to being finished with chapter one hence the question. Personally I feel that if I wait until the end of the novella I'll be too far removed from chapter one. Anyway, I'm curious to hear your thoughts.

Thanks all!
 
 
05 July 2017 @ 08:41 am
Hi guys! Our ATTF is more like an ATTWednesday this week. Whoops.

Today we're talking about The News. As international spies and assassins, Clint and Natasha have to keep up with the news. Which broadcasters do they follow? Do they make bets over where they will be sent on missions? Do they express opinions about stuff going on in the world or do they try to stay fairly neutral?

Or on the flipside, do Clint and Natasha get reported on in the news now that they have a public profile? What sort of things are said about them? Are they reported about in trashy tabloids? How do they feel about the things said about them?

Thoughts, opinions and fics/recs are more than welcome.

Also, a reminder to you lovely people that we are still planning to have our summer promptathon. Stay tuned!
 
 
23 June 2017 @ 09:13 am
Happy Friday, everyone!

The solstice this week means that's officially summer! If you love summer, it's the season for fireworks, popsicles, and visits to the beach; if you hate it, summer means mosquitoes, sweltering humidity, and broken air conditioning. Think about some of these:

>How do our favorite assassins prefer to use their summer? Would Natasha prefer to spend her summer vacation rock climbing in China or lounging by the beach? How often does Clint organize a barbecue at the Tower (and/or burn everything he tries to grill, potentially)?
>Embarrassing vacation moments
>Navigating vacation spots (for example, the time my husband and I drank too much wine in Venice and then had to figure out the water bus system...)
>Vacation spots they'd never want to return to OR
>Mission destinations that someone wishes was a vacation destination

No matter how you feel about summer, pull up at stool at the bar and tell us about your summer headcanons, rec us something summery that you love, write us a little comment fic, and/or tell us what you're doing this summer!

Things to remember:
1) Always label NSFW (Not Safe For Work) stuff in the title and post under a cut.
2) Fic and artwork needs to have a rating and warnings (or you can say that you’ve chosen not to use warnings).
3) For people with annoying internet connections, say in the title if a comment is graphic/images/gif-heavy and post picspams under a cut.
4) Have a damn good time! (Because if that’s not happening then this post has clearly failed.)
 
 
30 May 2017 @ 07:30 pm
 

Title: Going to the Chapel
Authors:
[Bad username or site: enigma71, @ livejournal.com][Bad username or site: crazy4orcas, & @ livejournal.com] [personal profile] kiss_me_cassie 
Characters: Clint, Natasha, minor Tony Stark, minor Darcy Lewis
Rating: Explicit
Word count: 7207
Warnings: None 
Summary:

"Tell me Stark hasn't asked you a thousand leading questions hoping you'll slip up and say something about our relationship."

"He's not exactly subtle about it. But that's not the same as thinking we're married. Or the same as actually getting married."

"No, it isn't, but that still doesn't answer my question. What do you say? Will you marry me?"

Wedding Collage.jpg
 
Notes: The lovely wedding collage is by weddings4fandom, who was gracious enough to give us permission to use it. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Heavy imagery within the text. Images are not ours.

Special thanks to shenshen77 for the awesome beta and encouragement.

 
 
 
21 May 2017 @ 12:31 pm
 
Title: neither flesh nor fleshless
Characters: Clint, Natasha
Rating: T
Word count: 1210
Warnings: a brief mention of non-con (capitol-forced prostitution)
A/N: Hunger Games au. Unbeta'd and unfinished (and will probably always be) Title from T.S Eliot's Four Quartets.

Natasha Romanoff wins her hunger games by killing everything in her sight.

She is lethal – all sharp edges and deadly smiles, red hair tucked under her jacket, and a loaded gun permanently in her hand. She is the wind, knocking the life out of any tribute she sees. She does what she is told to do – has been told to do since she was picked off the streets in Two - kill, kill and kill.

Twenty-three cannons fire. She is responsible for eighteen of them.

ao3. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10954884
 
 
19 May 2017 @ 12:11 am
Happy Friday people of the bar! It's that ATTF time again :)

This week is all about the PLACES in the Marvel universe. From New York to Budapest, Sokovia to Kathmandu, Siberia to Wakanda, Earth to the rest of the Galaxy... we're seeing more and more of the Marvel universe. This week we're going to explore!

> What are your thoughts/headcanons about the places we've been introduced to?
> Share your favourite screenshots, fun facts, any interesting about places in the Marvel universe, or that you've been to, would love to go to...anywhere!
> Share your headcanons about the places that our favourite assassins have been to, for missions or for fun.
> What characters would you like to send where?
- How do you go about embedding your fic/creative work in a particular location and bringing that place to life?
> Rec creative works set around the world or ones where you think a sense of place was really well done

Welcome to your weekend getaway :)


Map: Global Map of Marvel Character Origins


Things to remember:
1) Always label NSFW (Not Safe For Work) stuff in the title and post under a cut.
2) Fic and artwork needs to have a rating and warnings (or you can say that you’ve chosen not to use warnings).
3) For people with annoying internet connections, say in the title if a comment is graphic/images/gif-heavy and post picspams under a cut.
4) Have a damn good time! (Because if that’s not happening then this post has clearly failed.)</smal
 
 
16 May 2017 @ 01:24 pm
Title: Brought To His Autumn
Parings: James "Bucky" Barnes/Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov, Wanda Maximoff/Vision
Rating: M
Warnings: FEELINGS
Word count: 14,302
Notes: THERE  IS  MORE. In this case, with less sex and more feelings. I  LOVE  THESE  THREE  SO  MUCH. Thanks forever and always to [personal profile] inkvoices and [personal profile] geckoholic . Title still from Heavenly Father by Bon Iver.

James decides to return Clint's clothes.
 
 
13 May 2017 @ 12:20 pm
On Duality
Words: 4410
Rating: T
Warnings: None
Characters: Clint/Natasha, Jasper Sitwell



It is usual to think of good and evil as two poles, two opposite directions, the antithesis of one another…. We must begin by doing away with this convention.

Martin Buber, On Good and Evil

*

 

The farmhouse is always the same.

Natasha doesn't care much for steadiness —the result of a life where patterns and predictability can get you killed— but a small, treacherous part of her mind finds the idea of a constant oddly comforting. She wonders when that happened, how she allowed herself that sentimentality, let alone how she allowed herself to acknowledge it. Maybe once she had stopped considering her legacy as exclusively composed of blood and chaos, once she had accepted that while she might never wipe out all the red, attempting to balance the thing might count for something... maybe then she had started allowing herself the luxury to think of something calm and serene as a constant. SHIELD psychs would probably have something to say about that, but she doesn't plan to share this information with anyone.

It had been fourteen months into their partnership when Clint had opened up about where he would mysteriously disappear during his time off, and brought her there. After the emergency extraction, the long flight back to DC, the medicals and the debriefing and Fury's rant that having the clean-up team retrieving arrows from sixty corpses is not the definition of subtle, Barton, their esteemed leader had informed them that they could choose between one month of counselling and one month of leave, whatever they preferred, as long as they did not blow up the expected steam in his Helicarrier. Natasha didn't think she had anything to steam off —almost dying was hardly a novelty in this job— but that's Americans for you. They chose the leave, if anything to avoid the whispers in the corridors and Coulson's examining eye. Four years later, they’re still avoiding Budapest.


Here in AO3.

 
 
08 May 2017 @ 12:00 pm
 
twisted round your finger
Words: 1865
Rating: Explicit sexual content
Warnings: None
Characters: Clint/Natasha

Summary: 
Two times Natasha gets the best of Clint and one time he does the same to her.

Inspired by and written for enigma731, for better or for worse. Thanks to the ladies on tumblr for cheerleading both my sober and drunk-with-wine writing. *g*

Title from "Sleep Together" by Garbage

Read it on AO3

 
 
06 May 2017 @ 02:17 am
IMPORTANT MOD MESSAGE: as posted on LJ our community has moved to Dreamwidth. We will be maintaing a presence on LJ with a monthly news and links post. Welcome to [community profile] be_compromised mark 2!

WELCOME AND RULES: our Welcome and Rules Post has been updated and reposted to Dreamwidth. Please take a moment to read (or reread) those. If you have any questions message a mod :)

ALL THE THINGS FRIDAY: is available for your weekend entertainment. There's a new sign up post HERE where you can sign up, make suggestions, and see what's coming next. If there's anything you'd like to see on the comm, we'd love to hear from you.

COMM ANNIBIRTHDAY PARTY: is happening over HERE. It's a weekend-long, happy 4th birthday and happy Dreamwidth move day party and YOU are invited!

COMMUNITY BANNER: This month's is a classic Avengers pose from [personal profile] perpetuations. We'd love some new banners for our shiny new comm! Send them in to be_compromised@hotmail.com
A few things to note... )

IN THE WIDER WORLD WEB: Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy volume 2 yet?!


Any challenge/events happening online? Got recs? Anything else relevant to our interests? Let us know in the comments!
 
 
06 May 2017 @ 02:11 am
Welcome to the [community profile] be_compromised annibirthday party post!

If you hail from Livejournal, welcome back, it's wonderful to see you here. If you're new to our community, from Dreamwidth and elsewhere, HELLO! Pull up a bar stool, have a read of our Welcome and Rules Post while we pour you a drink, and make yourself at home.

Today our community, as originally created on LJ, is 4 5 years old with 2,034 entries and an amazing 39,628 comments. That’s an incredible amount of promptathons, exchanges, challenges, discussions, and a HUGE outpouring of creativity, not to mention how positive, welcoming, friendly, and just plain awesome you all are. Today is also a new annibirthday of sorts for us as we move to Dreamwidth.

To get things started properly over here and to celebrate in true [community profile] be_compromised fashion we're going to have ourselves a good old-fashioned getting-to-know-you community friending party post! Friend the new Dreamwidth version of the comm, find LJ friends on Dreamwidth or find ways of staying in touch, meet new friends, add each other as friends if you like or don't and just chat here instead, no pressure, just PARTY. Free drinks at the bar, grab yourselves a slice of cake, and for goodness’ sake be careful with the pass the parcel, someone probably put weaponry in there.

To join the fun copy and paste the below into a comment and go wild:






And from all your mods: HAPPY COMMUNITY ANNIBIRTHDAY!


Things to remember:
1) Always label NSFW (Not Safe For Work) stuff in the title and post under a cut.
2) Fic and artwork needs to have a rating and warnings (or you can say that you’ve chosen not to use warnings).
3) For people with annoying internet connections, say in the title if a comment is graphic/images/gif-heavy and post picspams under a cut.
4) Have a damn good time! (Because if that’s not happening then this post has clearly failed.)
 
 
06 May 2017 @ 01:01 am
New to Dreamwidth, new ATTF sign up post!

What is this All The Things Friday of which you speak?
All The Things Friday is bascially a day where we have a post that kicks off a weekend-long party. That post can be a call for recs, discussion, picspams, meta, thinky thoughts, squee, dance parties, mini challenges, ANYTHING that you would like to see on this comm. You can take a look at any of the tags with 'Friday' in to see the kinds of things that we've gotten up to before. Although if someone has already used your idea, don't worry; repeats are fine, because there are always new fics to rec and ideas had :)

Who can host?
Anyone. You can host on your own, or as a team, or with a mod. If you have suggestions but don't want to host you can comment with suggestions, and if you're not sure about hosting you can chat about ideas in the comments.

What does hosting mean?
Being the person that writes the party post and then joining in with the fun that happens. It's not writing War and Peace, just something to get things going, like questions to get people thinking about meta or a theme for fic recs.

It's moderating something?
No, don't worry. If you have any problems throw it to the mods as normal. It's more like chairing a gathering, being the DJ, yelling for drinks all around. It's as much or as little work as you want it to be.

How does hosting work?
You write a post about what kind of Friday you want it to be, opening up the floor, and you post it at any time on a Friday. For people worried about timezones, really, any time - we party on throughout the weekend. At the bottom of your Friday post we'd like you to copy and paste this:



Want to get involved? Comment with what Friday you'd like to do and what you'd like to do and we'll add you to the sign up list below. Check in to see what upcoming Fridays we have and to suggest more ideas. Get excited!


The Sign Up List:

5th May: comm annibirthday (6th May officially)
12th May: [personal profile] findthesea - TBC
19th May:
26th May:
2nd June:
9th June:
16th June:
23rd June: gsparkle - summer/summer vacations
30th June:
 
 
17 April 2017 @ 09:46 pm
We are currently in the process of importing the community to Dreamwidth (where it is also be_compromised) as on the discussion post people seemed in favour of at least backing up the community there. Please be aware that the queues for importing are currently long and then there will be coding that will need amending. We are also still dicussing our options, as in how we're actually going to use the Dreamwidth side. So please don't use the Dreamwidth community for anything just yet! Although feel free to join it as a memember :)

In the meantime, we'd still like to hear your thoughts on this discussion post. We're listening and we're using this to discuss as mods what direction the comm takes.

Thank you!

Your Mods
 
 
Dear Comm Members (those of you who haven't scattered yet out of fear of the new LJ Terms of Service):

I think most of us here are fans of both the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and its progenitor/parellel universe, the Marvel Comics and their various divergent versions (616, Ultimates, Fraction/Aja, Edmunson/Noto ...).  Because once you love Clint and Natasha, you can't get enough of them - I know I've been digging up even some vintage versions of them since the days when I professed complete ignorance of the comics 'verse.

So tell us - do you have a preference?  Slight or definitive?  Do you prefer terse, flinty-eyed, Ultimates-inspired Hawkdad from the MCU; the human-car-crash-but-still-professional Fraction version; or the atonement-driven Occupy Avengers guy in the tac suit?  Do you harken back to the femme fatale assassin of the 616; or do you prefer the sarcastic Avengers whisperer played by Scarlett Johansson, or the guilt-ridden, liquid-eyed cat lover created by Phil Noto?

Or do you do pick and choose what you like and mash them up into the kind of convergent whole Marvel never seems to quite manage?

And while you're at it, do you have any recs you can share for your favourite fanfic version of Clint and/or Natasha (whether inspired by one of the "originals" or completely different)?

And finally, do you foresee any convergence of the comics verse and the MCU in the forthcoming Avengers 3 and 4?

The floor is yours!

Things to remember:
1) Always label NSFW (Not Safe For Work) stuff in the title and post under a cut.
2) Fic and artwork needs to have a rating and warnings (or you can say that you’ve chosen not to use warnings).
3) For people with annoying internet connections, say in the title if a comment is graphic/images/gif-heavy and post picspams under a cut.
4) Have a damn good time! (Because if that’s not happening then this post has clearly failed.)
 
 
12 April 2017 @ 11:37 pm
For those who might not be aware, since the start of 2017 there have been changes to Livejournal with servers moving to Russia and, most recently, a change in LJ Terms & Conditions.  We would like to share with you some of our thoughts on this and then we would like the community's input, with a view to possibly making some changes. Your mods may be manning the bar, but without all of YOU there is no community. Your views are important so please do comment after reading. Thank you.

Please be aware that your mods are nowhere near the likes of Tony Stark in technical knowledge and futurist thinking, however: never asumme that information you post on any social media is entirely private. Social media companies hold the rights to your information (see: instagram owns all your photos, see: you can never completely delete your Facebook). In addition, unless you are very, very good there will be someone better than you who can crack your security; we can take precautions but we are not immune. This has not changed with LJ. It's just that instead of LJ being in Trump's America it's now in Putin's Russia. Your opinions on those administrations and on your online rights associated with companies located within them are your own.

Our Position: Your mods are not panicking, but we are wary of these changes. They do not at first glance impact the main activities of this community - a main change in the T&Cs concerns politics for example - but with things such as this and Russia's LBGTQ rights record we are wary. We also, of course, have to take into account our members. If the majority of you move elsewhere then it would make sense for the community to follow the community.

Dreamwidth: An alternate social media site that we could host the community on is Dreamwidth. It is relatively easy to import a community there from LJ. There are pros and cons to Dreamwidth vs LJ and these are different for personal journals and communities. KEY POINTS: we could import the entire community including all of the comments to Dreamwidth. You can't crosspost on communities and future comments would not crosspost, although we could re-import the community on a semi-regular basis. Dreamwidth has an OpenID log in system so that you can comment there using an LJ, and other, online identities - you do NOT have to have a personal Dreamwidth account to post to a Dreamwidth community (although it makes it easier). None of your mods are familiar with Dreamwidth and there may be stumbling blocks that we wouldn't know about until we trip over them.

Options under consideration:

1) We keep the community on LJ. We back it up on Dreamwidth and re-import to Dreamwidth on a semi-regular basis to keep it current. We do not moderate or use the Dreamwidth version. It remains inactive unless needed in the future.

2) We keep the LJ community AND have a Dreamwidth community. How this would work: we re-import semi-regularly to Dreamwidth, we comment on both, we moderate both, we keep both active. Dreamwidth would have BOTH LJ and Dreamwidth posts. LJ would just have LJ posts. Dreamwidth would (hopefully) end up with the comments from both. LJ would just have LJ comments. 

3) We move the community to Dreamwidth and maintain a presence on LJ. Dreamwidth would be the main community but monthly/ on a semi-regular basis we would post a summary post to LJ with links to Dreamwidth posts and activity, so people on LJ would know what was going on and could either comment/chat on LJ or use OpenID to comment on Dreamwidth.

4) We move to Dreamwidth completely. We archive the LJ version and don't use it at all.

For easy commenting you can copy and paste the following. Or you can just comment with whatever you think about all of this. The important thing is that we have a discussion as a community, so please do comment. There is no deadline for this post and we open to changing our minds (again) in the future. However, if you could comment before MONDAY 17th APRIL that would be helpful.

 

PLEASE NOTE: please be respectful of other people's opinions, emotions, and countries. Think debate, not argument. Thank you.

Your Mods