31 October 2016 @ 12:01 am
Happy Halloween folks! Is three times a tradition? If it is then WELCOME TO THE BAR'S TRADITIONALLY HALLOWEEN PARTY! It's trick-or-treat time, and here's how it works:

- If you want to give out treats reply to this post with "MY DOOR IS OPEN"

- Members of the bar wil then reply with "treat" for something sweet or fluffy, "trick" for something spooky or with dark edges, or of course "trick or treat"!

- You will then hand out your tricks and treats. These can be anything you want: comment fic, three sentence fics, picspam, recs, a compliment, a sneak peak of something you're already working on, icons, gifs, anything, ALL THE THINGS, whatever strikes your fancy. You're welcome to ask for prompts or other specifics from your trick-or-treaters.

- There is no deadline for providing tricks and treats. You're welcome to put a limit on how many things you're willing/able to fill.

- Anyone can join in!


art from mdixx on deviantart

(THIS also amused me, but I can't find who to credit.)


The usual community rules apply and of course our 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.)
 
 
15 December 2015 @ 04:52 pm

Title: You Never Know

Fandom: Avengers, Marvel Cinematic Universe

Rating: PG

Characters/pairings: Natasha, Clint, Bucky, Steve, Coulson, OC, cameos by Pepper, Tony, Bruce, and Vision

Warnings (including spoilers): The fluffiest way I could possibly write indentured servitude(?) of children(?)

Wordcount: 1,482 words

Author’s note: This fic was inspired by thegirlinthebyakko’s series of intensely adorable series of drawings on tumblr which are linked in order here, and also this one.

Summary: Natasha is starting to think no one will ever want to adopt them.

Read on LJ
Read on AO3

 
 
03 April 2015 @ 03:05 pm
The best thing I read for April Fools on the 1st this week was that The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum put Wonder Woman’s invisible jet on display. That’s just A+ for effort. My hat is off. Not that I usually wear a hat. (Also article on Mary Sue.) The Verge’s 11 best April Fools’ gags of 2015 is also worth a glance – selfie stick madness, plausible technhology, and PAC-MAN on Google Maps!

So let’s continue smiling into the weekend with an all the things amusing Friday!

Tell us the best April Fools’ pranks and jokes you know of, and any you’ve pulled off. Share your thinky thoughts on Clint and Natasha when it comes to pranks and their sense of humour. Rec fics with pranks and hilarity. Rec all the amusing things!

Let’s have a laugh :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.)
 
 
27 March 2015 @ 06:44 pm
Hello all and welcome to All The Thing Friday Image Fest!

We haven’t had any recs for pretties in a while, so today is a day to feast your eyes on images, funny gifs, fanvids, picspams, icons, banners, and all things images. Share and rec all the things!

Anything not safe for work please put NSFW in the comment subject box, just in case ;) Anything that’s an Age of Ultron spoiler, be kind and stick it behind a cut.

Not sure how to share?

An Easy How To Guide For Sharing Images, Gifs, And Videos In LJ Comments And LJ Posts )

Let get this party started!



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 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.)
 
 
29 August 2014 @ 05:55 pm
Hello there,

So we are all a fan of the super spies/assassin and can all basically agree that they are certified badasses when it comes to their work. But they can't always be working, right? I mean even the most dedicated spy, once broken free

Do you think that they have any hobbies or do you think work takes up a lot of their times?
Do you think that they keep any hobbies consistently or do they always try new things?
Do you think they share any hobbies or do they have very differing tastes?
Do they have hobbies that they share with other teammates?
What do you think they like to do for fun?

Personally I tend to think that Natasha doesn't really know what to do with spare time. She like music, but when she first broke free of her orders she was left a bit hollow and confused about why people would do things other than train. With time I think she took to quiet hobbies like reading to keep herself occupied, but she still keeps doing things like dancing even without the conditioning (old habits are hard to break after all). She doesn't really share her hobbies and just kind of does them to recuperate by herself.

Clint on the other hand I picture having a lot of hobbies. For some reason I always picture him being able to play the guitar, acoustic, and then will pick up other hobbies at random. Like he will see someone juggling and go "That is badass, I should learn how to do that" and then train until he gets good at it. Then he will get bored once he gets good at it and find something else he can set his sights on. All of his hobbies are big and flashy though, a remnant of his circus days. I can see him showing off for Natasha and her humoring him and giving him snark about whatever he is doing.

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.)
 
 
Current Music: My Own Worst Enemy- LIT
Current Mood: happy
 
 
20 June 2014 @ 08:18 am
We’ve all seen them, those blow-uppy action movies.  The kind that ends (or middles, because the very last thing is usually a fist fight) with 57 smashed-up vehicles littering the flyover and the streets below, including a school bus, a Greyhound, a semi-truck with a Humpty Dumpty logo and at least six police cars?  Or the ones with a shootout that leaves seventeen black-clad bodies in a suburban shopping mall, or on the steps of a tourist-rich national monument?  You have?  Thought so.

Now, have you ever left the theatre wondering what people's paperwork would look like, after something like that?  For the agents, who just killed in the line of duty (seventeen times!!  with a letter opener!) or even merely discharged their firearms in public repeatedly?  Or for Nora from Accounting, who has to write off the flying car and reimburse Barton for the vintage Springsteen t-shirt with the bullet holes (“Why can’t that headcase just wear the SHIELD standard issue black Under Armour, like everybody else”)?  Or for Maria Hill ("Banner did WHAT?  At Tiffany's??")

At some point, reality will (or should) come crashing down on heroes with a vengeance – and bless Marvel for bringing us the occasional congressional hearing to make that point.  The paperwork will be as epic as the battles.  And organizations like SHIELD probably don’t self-administrate, either.   This is where today’s topic comes in!

Let’s have your snippets of head canon, your prompts and your ficlets, your recs and your self-recs:  Assassins and Administration!

Some samples/mini promots to get your creative juices flowing, and to unlock the memory banks for those recs:

  • Who rents (and services) the safe houses in which Clint and Natasha stitch up their wounds and advance their relationship, in places like Astana, Quito and Milton Keynes?


  • Did Fury sign a death certificate for Coulson?  What did he put on it?


  • Does SHIELD have a pension plan?


  • What did the write-up look like for the lie detector test that Natasha beat?  Or the one Maria Hill took at Stark Industries?


  • Can you imagine Hawkeye trying to fill in the expense claim after that mission in New Mexico?  (“You’re claiming meal allowances for how many days, Barton?  You weren’t exactly working for SHIELD the last three, plus your report said you weren’t even fed!”)


 I think you get the idea.

So here's a rec:

Permit A38” by old_chatterhand (General, no warnings apply):  Phil Coulson died.  And then he got better. The story of the agent who had to deal with the paperwork.  Not a Clint/Natasha story, really, but the gold standard for the bureaucrat’s POV.

And a self rec (sorry, but I want you to feel that that's okay, because you know best what you may have done that fits the bill):

AfterMath” (T, no warnings apply):  Based on the Promptathon prompts ““Clint and Natasha doing the inevitable paperwork after an assignment is over” and “… bribing each other with the most outrageous things to get the other to do all of the paperwork.”
Ready, set – go!

And don’t forget these essentials:

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.)

 
 
 
Current Mood: IT'S FRIDAY!!!
 
 
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.)
 
 
A few weeks ago, I whinged to some of you about how disappointed I was that a total fluff piece I had written had received more hits and kudos in the space of 12 hours than my previous, more serious piece had in a week.

And that led me to thinking:  Exactly what moved me to consider -- even just for a moment -- that the one fic was somehow more worthy than the other?  Was I judging people's tastes (kind of odd, since I had written both pieces, obviously so that they would be read)?  Can we really compare apples and oranges?  And I think the answer is probably that yes we can, but not based on the premise that one is intrinsically better or more worthy of our attention than the other.  If I’m in the mood for an orange, no apple will ever scratch that itch, and vice versa. Both can be perfect, in their own way.

So here’s the thing:  I adore fluff.  And crack.  I love writing it, I love reading it, and I will be the first to stand up and declare that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with having no other authorial ambition than to entertain.  (After all, is that not why we read comics and go see films like “The Avengers”?)  We live in a world that makes demands on it in every direction, and sometimes we just need to escape, sit back and chuckle, or dream, or watch a penguin chasing a scientist across the ice on YouTube.

As the Bard said in The Tempest, “now I want spirits to enforce, art to enchant.”

For that purpose and no other, let’s have your thoughts and recs – tell us of stories that have amused or bewitched you; the times when one made you smile, or forget; or the reasons you love them.  Why you wrote one, and which one that is (self-recs are good!).  Or give us a new fluffy little something in a comment ficlet!  As you wish …

Here’s a couple to get you started (I picked those tagged as “fluff” or “crack” by the authors themselves):

[livejournal.com profile] eiluned’s The Pixar Movie Thing (rated T, no warnings)

[livejournal.com profile] sarea_okelani’s The Observable Universe (rated T, no warnings)

[livejournal.com profile] frea_o’s http://archiveofourown.org/works/614440 (rated T, no warnings)

And above all:  Have fun!

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.)
 
 
Current Mood: amused
 
 
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
 
 
08 November 2013 @ 05:10 pm
Welcome to Friday, best bar on Earth, and another edition of ATTF, this week hosted by yours truly and [livejournal.com profile] anuna_81.

While researching for hurt/comfort tropes, I came across this really interesting column on hurt/comfort, a lot of which rang true for me.

This especially:

The C in HC is not to be confused with smarm, BTW - that's a different kink, a kind of uber-comfort with only enough hurt (sometimes none) to trigger it.  I like smarm, but I also like the hurt in and of itself - what another fan once called "char torture."  I like comfort to come after, but I'll read stories with insufficient amounts of comfort if the hurt is done well.

I can't really explain what the appeal is.  Partly it's the emotional intensity.  Partly it's the jeopardy.  Partly it's the angst (viva angst!).  But naming different parts of the appeal doesn't really explain what or why it is.

I suspect part of it is the desire to see blatant caretaking going on between the characters, but knowing that, if they are true to character, that won't happen unless something really extreme has just occurred.  So rather than force them out of character to comfort each other for a minor incident, I will produce something extreme and make the comfort in character.  I will also create moments when the characters have nothing TO do but caretake - there's no more reasonable action they can take, they have to wait or hide out for some reason - so no one will tear their hair out screaming at them to stop TALKING and DO something, damn it.  The characters must behave like the intelligent adults they are or it's no good.
....
Pain - like love, death, and sex - is one of the universals of human experience.  We all feel it, we all have to find some way of coping with it.  Whether it's physical, emotional, mental or spiritual (despair is a spiritual pain), we're all gonna run into it.  HC lets us exercise (as Stephen King said, "exercise, not exorcise") our feelings of fascination and repellence regarding pain.  Like a kid with a sore tooth, some of us just can't resist playing with it compulsively.  It hurts, but it's a safe way to explore the hurt without actually having to feel the heights of true agony ourselves.

So here's our challenge: Leave prompts, write h/c fic and have fun! :D
When posting your fics, please don't forget to add a rating and potential triggers in the subject line. Thanks a mill!


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 September 2013 @ 08:22 pm
Last week’s ATTF picspam party was plagued by livejournal troubles, so fingers crossed for todays Friday the 13th ATTF! Which is Agony Aunts (or Uncles).

Agony Aunts are (as on wikipedia) advice column writers in magazines or newspapers originally (and often) presented as older women dispensing wisdom. They range from housekeeping tips, to relationship help, to sexual help, and all sorts. Sometimes they’re hilarious. Sometimes they make you feel less alone. Sometimes, rarely, they’re like Dear Sugar (author Cheryl Strayed, some columns now collected in a book Tiny Beautiful Things. Read Dear Sugar with caution; beautiful, yes, but if this was a fic it’d have a huge warnings and triggers section, just so you know.)

For this weeks All The Things Friday we’re turning the thread into an advice column.

In a comment write a message to an Agony Aunt about or featuring Clint, Natasha, or both from any character (from Marvel or anywhere at all). These letters can be funny or serious, as imaginative as you like. They could be Clint writing in about Natasha. They could be a trainee SHIELD Agent moaning about Clint pranking the newbies or terrified that they’ve offended Natasha and now doom will be upon them. They could be an outsider POV of Clint and Natasha’s relationship. Anything at all.

Someone else can then reply to your comment as the Agony Aunt. Again, this can be funny or serious and as imaginative as you like. It could be an Agony Aunt in a magazine that has no idea who these people are. It could be another Avengers character being an Agony Aunt, or responding to this message shoved under their door, or Fury telling whoever it is that he does not care and get back to work already.

You can write as many Agony Aunt messages as you like. You can reply to as many Agony Aunt messages as you like. You can have as much fun as you like. The Agony Aunts are in!


Have any ideas for ATTFs or want to host? Let us know!
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 September 2013 @ 08:06 pm
IT'S GIF
AND PICSPAM
PARTY TIME!




BRING IT ON.



Want to suggest topics for ATTFs or host an ATTF? Sign-up post here!
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.)
 
 
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.)
 
 
22 June 2013 @ 01:48 pm
Clark Gregg retreeted this buzzfeed post with "fake" magazine covers of The Avengers. It made me giggle, especially one cover. I know we've had discussions about this before about how the media would tackle The Avengers. I love Captain America's. I would buy that magazine in a heartbeat.

Relevant to our interests cover behind the cut )

Link to all covers
 
 
08 February 2013 @ 08:26 am

Good morning, Best Bar On Earth!  Yep, it’s that Time Of The Week again – time to turn your Friday thoughts to our favourite assassins.  

If you’re like me, you’ve been following the daily explosion of prompts for the Valentine's Day  Massacre Promptathon with awe and delight.  To relieve the pressure of the wait, today’s topic offers an opportunity to unleash small, short, smartbomblets of creativity and hopefully have some fun along the way.

The Premise:

Those of you who have ever worked on something that attracted public interest will know that media reports and internet theories relating to stuff you are deeply familiar with are often howlingly inaccurate, badly researched, and full of “spin.”  (Because hey, just reporting the news is boring and journos want people to pay attention to them -- so why not find that angle, sensationalize, or simply make stuff up to fill in the blanks?) Tweeters can get even worse -- internet anonymity allows the wildest ideas and most intrusive photos to zip around the globe in the time it takes Clint to nock an arrow.  And then there are the ordinary citizens caught up in the fray.  How do they see all this gods-and-monsters stuff

The Scene:

In the last scenes of the movie Fury stands in front of a bank of monitors with newsfeeds, amateur videos of the Chitauri battle, so we know the stuff is out there – it’s practically canon!!!  ("Superheroes in New York???  Gimme a break ...")  The awe-inspiringly productive [livejournal.com profile] anuna_81  left a prompt for the VD extravaganza (something about all the incredible media footage and newspaper/magazine articles about Avengers”); my own personal head canon has Clint and Natasha amusing each other while leveling out by reading blogs, tweets and news coverage of their supposed exploits. The time is clearly right...

Your Challenge:

Give us your reports, blogs, tweets, PMs, YouTube clips, pics, diary entries, e-mails and water cooler rehashes of The Day New York Exploded.  Pick the perspective, the degree of accuracy, the spin -- maybe the reaction of C or N to seeing stuff about themselves?  Or else, give us your meta and thinky thoughts on what all that media coverage might mean for future SHIELD undercover ops, for the appearance of stalking fans, *cough* LJ sites devoted to *cough* certain assassins ...

I’m currently reclining on my couch at home so I can read anything I want, but for those of you who aren’t -- remember to put anything truly compromising/NSFW under cut!  <3<3<3

 
 
Current Music: Black Sabbath
Current Mood: geeky
Current Location: Park Avenue, May 2012
 
 
04 February 2013 @ 02:21 pm
So last year, I commissioned something on Etsy. It arrived right before I went on vacation for a few weeks, and only recently did I remember/unearth it...

LOL... )
 
 
Current Mood: amused
 
 
03 February 2013 @ 07:56 pm
I am very much not a graphic artist, but I did try something for the February header challenge. It was fairly disastrous as I either destroyed everything I created, or it was too big, or it looked bizarre, or ... the list goes on. Yeah. Epic fail, people. I went ahead and shared the only one that was the correct dimensions for the challenge because I liked the concept so much, but it wasn't the best one (by far).

The graphic I managed to make that I liked the most I am including below the cut because it is much better than the one that I submitted for the contest and it really is a fun concept. I think it's big enough to use as a screensaver or just to enjoy or just to see how cute our favorite assassins would have been as children.

Feel free to take - just let me know. Because that would stun and delight me. *laughs*

Still not perfect, but it was fun to make. )
 
 
27 January 2013 @ 04:19 pm
So two of my girlfriends and I went to the movies this afternoon.  We were supposed to go tonight but, feeding the kids and all that ...  Anyway.  Off we headed, without said children (the thing is rated "R" for a reason) to the IMAX 3D Silver City to see Hansel and Gretel, Witchhunters.  (Of course, the reviews sucked, and of course, the critics are wrinking their noses.   But I noticed the Rotten Tomatoes score actually keeps climbing, and me and my friends would watch a two-hour slide of Jeremy Renner, sooo ...

What's not to love?

Steampunk Leather )And whaddya know?  Yes, certain reviewers -- who obviously have no sense of humour -- tittered about the anachronisms.  Hello?  Fairy Tale?  Exactly whose time line are we talking about here?  We had a grand ol' time.  Expected campy gore, got campy gore.  Witch bits flying at us in 3D!  Things blowing up!  Evil people getting smooshed in bad ways!  IMHO, we are looking at a future Midnight Classic.  (They scoffed at Starship Troopers, too, didn't they?  Now look where it is, in the pantheon of A-grade B-movies!) 

What I didn't expect -- and the moment when I whispered to Kathy that I'd just gotten my price of admission's worth -- is this.


Unexpected Bonus )

The whole thing can best be summed up by the line "Revenge won't bring back our parents.  But it sure as hell feels good."  

So -- yeah.
 
 
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