09 September 2016 @ 03:00 pm
It's Civil War general release this month around the world and ATTF IS BACK so to get us in the mood our first Autumn All The Things Friday is Civil War party time!

Let us know when the release day is in your part of the world. Bring anything with a Clint and/or Natasha focus, bring gen and team things, bring kickass lady things, bring anything about Civil War that you like. Bring your fic recs, art recs, gifs, picspams, meta, thinky thoughts, squee, speculation, and ALL THE THINGS CIVIL WAR. LET'S ROCK THIS BAR.





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 2016 @ 12:00 pm
HELLO EVERYONE IN THIS WONDERFUL BAR. Today we are four! How brilliant is that?! Four years, 927 members, and 37,719 comments – and more by the time this post goes live, I’m sure. 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.

So to celebrate, in true [livejournal.com profile] be_compromised fashion, we’re going to have ourselves a good old-fashioned getting-to-know-you community friending party post! Chat to new and old community friends, add each other as LJ friends if you like or don’t, 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 kick things off 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.)
 
 
30 September 2015 @ 08:44 pm
Because we have some things relevant to your interests on the way...

SECRET SANTA: Yes, it's that time again. Yes, already. This year's gone so fast I think my calendar's broken! The sign up post for this year will be going up this weekened, so watch this space. You will have a week to sign up and then we're managing this in a similar way to the AU Fest earlier this year, which means there will then also be a short window of time to select which requests you'd prefer to fill. More details soon!

ALL THE THINGS FRIDAY: is morphing into something extra special in the countdown to Christmas the Winter holiday of your choice Secret Santa gifts happening. Get ready, because for the next three months ATTF is becoming a fortnightly weekend extravaganza! Every two weeks there'll be a Friday post as usual - we have some fun things being planned! - which will then fun ALL WEEKEND. The first will be up this week. (And the calendar-savvy amongst you will notice that yes, this means Halloween weekend will be an ATTF weekend. OH YES.)

COMMUNITY BANNER: This month is another creation by [livejournal.com profile] perpetuations To nobody's surprise, I am loving the circus element :D If you'd like to make a banner for the community please do, we love to see them, send them in to be_compromised@hotmail.com
A few rules for new banners... )

Feedback and thinky thoughts? Things you would really like to see happening on the comm? Anything else going on in the wider internet relevant to our interests? Comment away!
 
 
07 August 2015 @ 09:58 pm
Welcome to one of the most eagerly-anticipated events on the [livejournal.com profile] be_compromised calendar! Are you excited yet???

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


Read more... )

TODAY: Prompting starts!
FRIDAY 14th AUGUST: wait for it, wait for it, look out for the announcement and the masterlist/fills post… FILLS OPEN
WEDNESDAY 19th AUGUST: Prompts close (yes, prompts and fills will overlap for a bit) PROMPTS ARE NOW CLOSED
SUNDAY 6th SEPTEMBER: Promptathon ends

SPREADSHEET OF PROMPTS HERE

MASTERLIST POST - LINK TO YOUR FILLS HERE

If you have any questions about anything feel free to ask! We have a questions thread in the post below and you can always comment to or PM a mod.

OKAY THEN BEST BAR EVER, LET’S GET PROMPTING!

PROMPTATHON 2015 IS NOW FINISHED.
Thanks to everyone who prompted, created, and commented!

Please make sure you link to your fills on the Masterlist Post - everythings should be unspammed - and then look out for a shiny masterlist coming soon.

You can still create things for prompts, but they won't count as part of promptathon. You can post them to the comm as per usual, but please give it a couple of days first to give us chance to recover from promptathon and so the comm doesn't get flooded with fiC.

TAKE A BOW, BEST BAR, FOR A FANTASTIC PROMPTATHON :D


 
 
Sign-ups are now open for the 2015 Clint/Natasha AU exchange! Simply fill out the form with as much detail as you want and post in a comment below.

Email: (don't worry, all comments for sign ups are screened)

Preference for writing: choose from One thing AU/AOU divergent/complete AU/All of these (as in "just one thing is changed from canon and the outcome"/the farm doesn't exist or other AOU events didn't happen/space, pirate, any AU at all)
I would like to write:
I don't want to write:

Preference for gift: choose from one thing AU/AOU divergent/complete AU/All of these
I would like to receive:
Possible prompts:
I don't want to receive:

Obviously, feel free to give examples of things you might like/might not like, and any prompts for guidance.

SIGN-UPS WILL CLOSE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11 at midnight Eastern Standard Time.
 
 
05 June 2015 @ 05:19 pm
Hello, best and brightest bar! Our ATTF for today is something fun and a little different, so get ready...because your mods are super excited and happy to announce the first CLINT/NATASHA AU EXCHANGE!

What is an AU?

An AU (alternate universe/alternate reality) is a fic trope in which canonical facts, settings, circumstances or characterizations are deliberately changed. AUs can be written in a variety of ways, from changing the outcome of a story, to keeping characterizations but changing the setting, to putting your characters in a different situation completely. You wanna write Clint/Nat in a world where AoU never happened? Go for it! You want to write Clint/Nat as owners of a saloon in the early 20th century, where maybe Laura shows up for kicks? Go for that, too! The sky's the limit in what you can explore.

How This Works:

Sometime tomorrow, we'll open a sign-up post with screened comments (don't worry, there will be a form for you to fill out, as usual.) We'll then list all the sign-ups as anon in another post with screened comments, and we'll ask everyone pick no more than three requests that they'd like to be matched with, in order of preference. We apologize if this process sounds slightly complicated, but since AU requests tend to be specific and there are a lot of varying opinions about the state of our assassins post-AoU, we want to make sure everyone who decides to participate gets matched with something that they'd be comfortable writing about.

Fics should be a minimum of 1000 words. Also, since this isn't an anon exchange, feel free to talk about your assignments/ideas if you'd like.

As per usual, please remember that the
normal comm rules apply.

**AS A REFRESHER, we invite you to remind yourself of our post AoU stance. Any questions, PM us!**

Dates:

Sign-ups will open tomorrow, June 6 and stay open until Thursday, June 11 at midnight ET. The list of choices will be posted on the comm Friday, June 12 and you will have until Wednesday, June 17 to comment with your preferences. We will send out matching by Sunday, June 21.

Posting:

Fics will be due last week of July, and we'll provide more information on specific dates as we get closer. We'll also be posting a sign-up sheet mid-July for posting dates. Choose your date and then post your fic to the community (and AO3, or wherever else!) at that time!

Feel free to use this post to squee, ask questions, share ideas or even start writing about things that you might want to explore. This should be a really fun way to get your brains working for promptathon, among other things. :) Have fun!
 
 
06 March 2015 @ 07:17 pm
Dearest and Best of Bars:

You will probably have seen dire predictions of click for mild spoiling )for Age of Ultron, and painstaking exegesis of every frame that leads to click for more mild spoilering commentary )

But note:  If you're all negative and paranoid about what's to come, this post is not for you. Because this post is for people who are ***excited*** about what's in store for us come May (or late April, if you're lucky enough to live in Europe or Oz) and who are ***positive*** that they'll have a good time with that movie!!!  People who can't wait to see more of our favourites. I mean, there's lots to be excited about:

SPOILER CUT! (don't open if you really don't want to know!! )

The list goes on.

So tell us: What are you looking forward to? [livejournal.com profile] rebelliousrose-- this one's for you and your earlier query -- what do you think of the trailers? Have you already written or read some anticipatory soon-to-be-Jossed AoU fic? Found any particularly cook gifs made from those trailers? Pre-booked your tickets? Let's do some major squeeing together!!!

Please put spoilers under a cut for those who just want to squee, but not to be spoiled!!


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.)
 
 
 
 
07 May 2014 @ 09:23 pm


WONDERFUL PEOPLE
OF THE BAR
TODAY WE ARE TWO!

That is, today is our comm's two year Annibirthday!


Bring your pictures, your gifs, you fic recs, your vid recs, your drinks menus, your buffet foods, your smiles, your laughter, your fangirl tears, your bows and your arrows, your stings and your wit, and, most importantly, bring yourselves.
For today, we party :D



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 2014 @ 09:22 am
Hello, everyone!

Are you feeling a surge of creativity after the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Then you have until APRIL 19 to sign up for our Clint/Natasha Remix Exchange!

Details are in the sign up post. Hope to see you there!
 
 
07 April 2014 @ 06:55 am
Greetings, patrons of the best bar in town!

Your faithful mod team is very excited to announce the first Clint/Natasha Remix Exchange!

What is a Remix?

A remix is, essentially, fanfiction of fanfiction. You create a fanfic using someone else’s fanfic as a starting point. Examples of remixes include writing the story from another character’s perspective, an interlude between scenes, taking the fic in another direction after a certain point (what if this character did X instead of Y?), etc.

How This Works:

When signing up, list up to five fics of yours that you’re happy to have others remix. You’re also allowed to list one ‘wild card,’ ie an MCU fic that is not Clint/Natasha-centric, if you so choose. Then list things you want to write, things you don’t want to write, any triggers, and so on.

When sign-ups close, we will be match people accordingly and assignments will be sent out, like we did for Secret Santa. However, this is not an anonymous gift exchange, so feel free to discuss your assignments if you like.

Fics should be a minimum 1000 words.

If you have enough time left before the due date and there’s a fic by another author that you really want to remix as well as your assignment, feel free to ask us! More fic is fun for everyone.

Dates:

Sign-ups are open from now until April 19. We will aim to have assignments sent out by April 26.

Fics are due mid-June, more info on that below.

Posting:

Fics will be due in mid-June. Since this isn’t an anonymous exchange, at the beginning of June we’ll be posting a sign-up sheet for posting dates. Choose your date and post your fic to the community on that date.

Sign Ups:

Please fill out the following in a comment to this post:

Name:
Email:
Fics I’m offering for remix (please include links):
Wild Card: (optional)
I Want to Write:
I Don’t Want to Write:
I Don’t Want to Receive: (this is for triggers and the like, so no one is in a situation where they can’t read a remix of their fic because the remix includes something triggery for them)

Have fun!

Edit: SIGN UPS ARE NOW CLOSED.
 
 
04 April 2014 @ 01:52 pm
 
Hello, bar!

It's Friday again, and we have a new movie! Accordingly, this week's ATTF is a free-for-all chat and gif party. However, since many people won't get to see Winter Soldier until this weekend, please keep your discussion spoiler free. Next week we'll attempt an intelligent discussion once we've all seen it and had a chance to recover from the initial flails. :)


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.)
 
 
 
01 February 2014 @ 12:27 pm

(banner & text by [livejournal.com profile] allisnow)


The When
Now (Friday, January 31st) - February 7th 12 midnight eastern: Prompt! Prompt like the wind!
February 8th - February 15th: Fill those prompts like you've never filled problems before!


The What
Prompts: Can be related to love, friendship, huggin', kissin', lovin' (you get the picture), and all the things Valentine's Day-related.


The Where
Here! Right here in this post! Make sure each prompt gets its own happy little thread.


The What, Part 2
Fills: Post your fill, or a link to your fill - be it fic, art, a video of you preforming an interpretive dance, etc - as a reply to the prompt comment. Please don't post your fanwork separately to the comm, otherwise b_c might explode from the squee. EVERYTHING PROMPTY SHALL LIVE HERE. Oh, and remember that prompts can have multiple fills.


The How
Rules on posting will be added as we get closer to the 8th. But you know the gist. Title, rating, warnings.


Okay that's enough from us. Have fun, campers!


<3
[livejournal.com profile] allisnow & [livejournal.com profile] enigma731

 
 
27 December 2013 @ 11:27 am
Hello, best bar!

Is everyone enjoying Secret Santa as much as I am? Because I am loving it!

ATTF is on hiatus for the holidays today (although keep an eye out because I'm going to post the first 2014 signup sheet this weekend). But, fear not! Empire Magazine has brought us cause for flail with their Winter Soldier cover that includes a new pic of Natasha. The full issue with the article will be out next week, at which point we'll hopefully have even more to be excited about, but for now, check out the cover below the cut. :)

Read more... )
 
 
06 December 2013 @ 08:08 am
I thought I'd start early, so our Aussie colleagues can play while it's still Friday there!  (Although now I will have to submerge for a bit -- work can be a distraction ...)

HERE GOES:

If you're anything like me, you need a break from trying to pummel that Secret Santa story into submission.  But ... not that much of a break, because then you'd get distracted and might have to start from scratch, and that would be just ... horrible.  Right?  Right ...
Allow me to throw you a small distracting flare, in the form of a three-sentence fic challenge.  We've done it before, and it was Huge Fun.  With any luck, it will help to get those creative juices flowing -- maybe in unexpected directions, maybe in a direction that may actually spur you on!
The three-sentence fic is perfect in many ways:
Perfect for a Friday, especially if you've had a glass of wine (mulled or not).
Perfect for writing -- for practicing economy, for packing a wallop in a teeny space, and for getting that single image out of your head that simply won't stretch into a proper fic;
Perfect for prompting (especially if you'd rather not write); and
Perfect for sharing, caring, and a good laugh or some calculated shivers.

Oh, and icons count too!!  (They're small, right?)
Go forth and prompt, ficcify, iconize, crossover, fuse, provide thinky thoughts -- or meta on the utility of three-sentence anything!  We'd just ask that you put any warnings (or "chose not to warns") into the header for anything you may come up with.
And a reminder:
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.)
Have fun!
 
 
Current Mood: excited
 
 
Marvel Comics Avengers Propaganda Posters

I love the retro/vintage look to these, plus the bonus of Black Widow and Hawkeye together! It's so hard to find Black Widow and/or Hawkeye merchandise (or at least it is for me).
 
 
02 August 2013 @ 07:11 pm
Greeting citizens of the bar! Ladies, Gentlemen, and Assassins of all ages, alas, Promptathon 2013 has ended. So, obviously, now it's time to party :D Bring your squee, your picspams, your gifts, your drink recipes, your best dancing shoes, BRING IT ON *showers you all with glitter*.

Of course, if you're anything like me you're still writing/creating fills for prompts. And want to fill more. (And wish you could have left just a few more prompts. Because prompts!) Don't despair: you can still use prompts from promptathon. Here's how: write/create. Post to your journal or AO3 or ff.net and post a link on this community, or post directly to this community, however you usually do it. Tag using the 'promptathon' tag. Done :) Be sure to mention which prompt you used and who left it, so that person can all excited at having a post-promptathon fill.

(Please DO NOT post late fills on the main promptathon thread. They won't count and will not be added to the Masterlist. 'Cause I ain't tracking that post anymore *eyes post of 703 comments you crazy wonderful people*. Please DO feel free to carry on commenting and chatting on that thread though!)

If you'd like some encouragement in finishing your currently unfinished and late fills, why not share your ideas and snippets here? How about which prompts you wish had been filled but weren't? The prompts that you wish you'd left but the deadline passed or you missed it? ANYTHING PROMPTATHON RELATED, BRING IT ON.

And thank you, for a fantastic summer of Promptathon!
DRINKS ALL 'ROUND!


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.)
 
 
Hello, hello, hello! In case you haven’t noticed Promptathon 2013 is here and happening!!! July 17th is the deadline for posting prompts. We’re also taking prompts for this month’s banner challenge with deadlines of July 21st for posting prompts and July 26th for responding with banners! Yes, folks, this IS prompting time!

But what, you may be asking, is all the fuss about prompts? How do people go about prompting? How do there come up with their prompts, or find their inspiration? When it comes to filling prompts, how strictly do people stick to them? What grabs people’s attention? Why are people so excited???

And then you might have specific questions to this promptathon: Can I use more than one prompt in one fill? Do fills have to be fics, or can they be other things like art, fanmixes, icons, wallpapers, and so on? If a prompt has already been filled can I still fill it as well? (To which the answers are: yes, yes, and yes!)

New to this bar or never done a promptathon before? HELLO! You have so much fun ahead :D Say hi and someone will fetch you a drink.

Bring your ideas and thinky thoughts (for which we have much love!), your questions (there is no such thing as a silly question!), your excitement and enthusiasm (I love everyone in this bar!) because IT’S PROMPTATHON TIME.


ATTF will now be on hiatus until after promptathon has finished. Keep your eyes peeled for a new sign up sheet coming to a comm near you soon.

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.)