23 June 2017 @ 09:13 am
ATTF: Summer summer summertime!  
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.)
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[personal profile] crystallitanie on June 24th, 2017 12:36 pm (UTC)
Oooh I love this! *applies after sun, puts more ice in coffee and settles to write*

Given her white skin, I can only assume that Natasha doesn't get well with the sun - but she loves the sea, so tons of sunscreen and lying under a shadow it is. Clint is from Iowa, so he would be perfectly happy spending his summer in the city, but he hates the heat, so he'll swim happily when he can.

Embarrassing vacation moments: that time Clint fell asleep under the sun and he woke up with first degree burns. And that time Natasha saved a little boy from drowning in a resort beach and afterwards he followed her everywhere with starry eyes and Clint found it hilarious because she had no idea what to do with a kid.

Vacation spots they'd never want to return to: Stark's summer house, because spending ten consecutive days with Tony Stark is not really a vacation. Natasha still doesn't understand how Pepper managed to talk them into it (she now understands why, though).

I live in the Mediterranean, so summer for me is pretty much how I wrote them here. And basically that's exactly what I'll be doing that summer (hopefully without the broken water heater). Speaking of which, I'm in the middle of comprising the vacation books list. Do you guys have any suggestions?

And finally, an important message from your comm's popular vacation spot's local: wear sunscreen! (As also strongly recommended by Baz Luhrmann.)

Edited 2017-06-24 12:37 pm (UTC)
gabrielle[personal profile] gsparkle on June 24th, 2017 06:09 pm (UTC)
I LOVE the image of Natasha having a tiny admirer following her around, and I need someone to write this ASAP!

Also, totally agree that Tony would ruin pretty much any team vacation. Poor Pepper! What she needs, really, is a vacation from Tony. I'd be so interested in a story where Natasha leaves Clint to babysit so that she and Pepper can relax. (with sunscreen, of course!)
cassie[personal profile] kiss_me_cassie on June 25th, 2017 01:20 am (UTC)
I definitely see them escaping to a private little cabin in the woods on a lake, away from everyone and everything, with lots of lounging on the porch reading and swimming. And Natasha in tiny bikinis just for Clint. ;)

But I can also see them somewhere on the Mediteranean, Natasha under a HUGE sunhat, floating around on a boat of some sort. I can definitely see Clint as captain of a small boat. Just the two of them, nice and private.
[personal profile] crystallitanie on June 25th, 2017 12:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, that would be an excellent mission fic: posing as an upper class American couple, in a sailing vacation in Ibiza. Or Capri. Or somewhere else where Natasha will have the chance to wear the huge sunhat and Clint will be utterly miserable dressed in mariniere shirts.

And after the mission is done, they just take the yacht and disappear for a week of R&R and Fury almost has an aneurysm because this fucking thing costs a fortune, Barton. - "I know sir, she handled like a dream."

cassie[personal profile] kiss_me_cassie on June 25th, 2017 02:36 pm (UTC)
Oh yes oh yes oh yes, that's a perfect scenario! *g*
alphaflyer[personal profile] alphaflyer on June 26th, 2017 05:55 am (UTC)
DOOO EEEET (I'll even beta...) ;-)
[personal profile] crystallitanie on June 27th, 2017 04:03 pm (UTC)
My evil plan to bring the resident mission fic specialist in this comment thread clearly worked.

Now for phase two...


No seriously, I'm not sure I can write mission fic. I toyed with it for a bit, but I've got nothing. Feel free to take it and create one of your usual marvels, though!
cassie[personal profile] kiss_me_cassie on June 28th, 2017 12:29 pm (UTC)

(honestly, there was nothing more fun than writing with Crazy4Orcas and watching the little cursor in our shared google doc create words from nothing.)
alphaflyer[personal profile] alphaflyer on June 25th, 2017 06:35 pm (UTC)
For Natasha, summer is pretty much a nightmare. Between her pale skin being ready to burn and that whole sweating thing, she'd just as soon spend them in an air conditioned environment, sipping iced coffee. Clint, on the other hand, just takes off his shirt and turns golden, which really isn't fair all things considered (except for the part where she gets to look at him). About the only thing Natasha likes about summer apart from the Barton visuals is when he offers to rub sun screen on her, because usually that ends with them not going outside AT ALL...

Evenings are tolerable, though. As long as there's a nice breeze and a chilled rosé... The BBQ on top of Clint's apartment building basically goes non-stop (the charcoal burning half-rusted Hibachi beats Stark's gleaming gas-powered monstrosity for flavour anytime) and the conversation with his tenants gives Natasha a glimpse of what it might be like to live an "ordinary" life.

And then there was the time when Bucky fell asleep on the beach and Clint tried to see if his arm got hot enough to fry a hamburger on ... But we don't talk about that.

gabrielle[personal profile] gsparkle on June 26th, 2017 02:54 am (UTC)
sigh... I love everything about this! :) Also, I 100% need to know if Bucky's arm successfully fried that burger.
alphaflyer[personal profile] alphaflyer on June 26th, 2017 05:56 am (UTC)
Alas, he woke up before Clint could flip it and it fell in the sand. :(
cassie[personal profile] kiss_me_cassie on June 26th, 2017 06:22 pm (UTC)
(I've already got enough ridiculous murderous romanov twins ideas!)