20 September 2015 @ 07:28 pm
Title: So The Lines Are Lost
Rating: R
Pairing/Characters: Clint, Maria, Natasha
Warnings: Hurt/Comfort, Abduction, Torture, Aftermath of Torture, Non-Consensual Touching, Threatened Sexual Violence, Flogging, Electric Burns
Word Count: 6552
Summary: Any other day, Clint would have been able to take him out in fifteen seconds flat, he's pretty sure, but not when he's drunk to the gills and gravity keeps slipping from his command. He does his level best. It's not enough.

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Author: [livejournal.com profile] alphaflyer
Title:  Five Times Maria Hill Exercised Her Judgment (And One Time She Picked Up The Pieces)
Characters/Relationships:  Maria Hill, Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff, Melinda May (Melinda May/Clint Barton)
Warnings: None (mild sexual innuendo)
Summary:  Maria Hill's job involves a lot of decisions, about some very odd people.  Judgment matters.

This is the second tranche of my Hallowe'en treats for members of this most wonderful of bars -- six 100-word drabbles.  The last wee drabble answers a question people have been asking me, about the final chapter of In the Service.

Read it here on AO3.
Current Mood: weekend!!!
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alphaflyer
Title: Five Times S.H.I.E.L.D. Tried To Recruit Clint Barton (And One Time He Said "Yes")
Rating: T
Warnings: some swears, reference to off-screen violence
Characters/Relationships: Clint Barton & Melinda May; Nick Fury; Maria Hill; Phil Coulson; Jasper Sitwell; John Garrett; Victoria Hand
Summary: The first time Clint Barton comes to the attention of S.H.I.E.L.D., his face is on fliers advertising him as The Amazing Hawkeye, The World's Greatest Marksman.

A/N:  Clint backstory, pre-Natasha; crossover with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. by virtue of some of the characters.  (That's okay to post here, yes?)  This is based on a desire by [livejournal.com profile] franztastisch for a fic in which it is Melinda May who recruits Clint into S.H.I.E.L.D.

Funny that I'd be filling a prompt, like, a week before Promptathon, but I had some crappy stuff happen to me at work and needed the distraction...

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04 January 2013 @ 08:22 pm
Title: The Sound of Silence
Author: [livejournal.com profile] theladymore
A Gift For: [livejournal.com profile] queenriley
Rating: R
Warnings: Bullying over a disability
Pairings: Clint/Natasha, Brief Mention of Pepper/Tony
Summary/Prompt Used: After the standoff with Loki, Clint tells Natasha a secret that has long burdened him
Authors Notes: Its a combination of two of her prompts..so I hope you enjoy it! Ps. Thank you so much for the prompt it was a bit of a catharsis for me dealing with my own learning disability so I am glad I was given this prompt enjoy!

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Silence in Black and White Crawling Forward as She Walks Towards the Light )
Title: On Friendship, and Other Lies
Author: [livejournal.com profile] anillogicalmind
A Gift For: [livejournal.com profile] _samalander
Rating: G
Warnings: Vague mentions of former abuse
Pairings: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov
Prompt Used: ‘Something that focuses on the friendship aspect of Clint and Natasha, and how they work as partners in the field. ‘
Summary: In that place, she knew that friendship was a lie.
Authors Notes: Absolutely huuuuge thanks to my amazing beta, who I won’t name until after the Secret Santa is revealed - but still, thank you, you’re awesome, and this wouldn’t have been written without you <3

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On Friendship, and Other Lies )
24 December 2012 @ 06:10 pm
Title: Wild Dedication
Author: [livejournal.com profile] _samalander
A Gift For: [livejournal.com profile] hermionerd
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Irresponsible behavior?
Pairings: Clint/Natasha, past Natasha/Bucky
Summary/Prompt Used: Outsider perspective(s) (another Avenger or S.H.I.E.L.D. agent) at various points in their relationship--first meeting, early days, friendship, get together, etc.
Authors Notes: The working title of this was "Five People Who Knew Exactly what Clint and Natasha Were Up To (and One Who Wished They Didn't.)"

In wild dedication, take the moment of hope/And let it run, and never look back at all the damage we have done now/To each other. - Third Eye Blind, Blinded (When I See You)

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Wild Dedication )
30 October 2012 @ 06:36 pm
So... this is what I've been working on since this 'ship first grabbed my heart and wouldn't let go. Well, part of it, at least. And I absolutely could not have written it without all of y'all - all the countless conversations and fics and prompts and ideas have helped shaped my ideas about Clint and Natasha's backstory: where they may have come from, and how they got to where they are now. And the community here has kept me interested and inspired, and made this fandom so much fun. So, this is for everyone here in this comm. Thank you so much for all being so amazingly awesome!

Title: Shot in the Dark
Author/Artist: Koren M. ([livejournal.com profile] cybermathwitch)
Disclaimer: Not mine. If they were, there'd already be a Black Widow/Hawkeye movie.
Pairing: Pre- Clint/Natasha (UST)
Rating: R (mostly for violent themes and language)
Warnings: language and some violence
Spoilers: None
Type: Completed
Word Count: 14,029

Summary: In her life there comes a moment. A moment when survival is no longer enough. A moment to say "I choose to live. A moment that changes everything.

Author's Notes: I cannot thank all my cheerleaders and beta readers enough for this. This exists because of y'all, and your input. In particular (and I hope to god that I don't forget anyone!): [livejournal.com profile] kadollan, [livejournal.com profile] anuna_81, SidheRa and [livejournal.com profile] lar_laughs.

I had all these rambly thoughts about how this came about, but they've all left my brain. This is my headcanon, and is the cornerstone of a much larger story (I hope). This stuff doesn't happen in a vacuum though, and I'm really, really blessed to have an awesome community of people at [livejournal.com profile] be_compromised who have absolutely helped me shape this story. So everyone at the comm? This is for you. :D

I always work with music, and that's no exception here. I strongly suggest/urge/beg of you to go listen to this: Shake it Out ~ Florence + the Machine - this song, the original album version in particular, is very much Natasha's voice for me, at this point in her life. It's her redemption song, because this is her redemption story. It's the voice of someone who wants a life she can truly live, instead of a shadow life and a shadow self.

Many, many thanks to my awesome artist, [livejournal.com profile] nessataleweaver for the amazing mix (found here.)

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
The Official Tag is "Some government jobs are more complicated than others."

A bit of Bartonesque snark, angst, and cynicism, but no more than is to be expected when you get paid to kill for a living.  (No obvious romance, alas, not even in the later chapters  -- I leave that to the Resident Masters Of Awesome, [livejournal.com profile] workerbee73 and [livejournal.com profile] bob5fic, with whom I cannot hope to compete, but it's a bit of a prequel to "Going to Ground" so feel free to imply all the future feels you want.)  There'll be kinda a point to all of it when its done.  I hope.

Oh, and since I am epically incompetent at posting text directly onto LJ (notwithstanding [livejournal.com profile] inkvoices kind assistance, which I simply haven't had the time to assimilate) all I can offer is a link to the sites that I HAVE figured out how to post to:




PS:  Monday is over.  This is good.
Current Mood: cynical
Title: I'm alive and I'm free (who wouldn't want to be me?)
Genre: Character study
Rating: General (light PG for kissing)
Characters/Pairings: Clint-centric, Natasha, Clint's team (same as from my other fics), Phil Coulson, the other Avengers. Mostly gen, but Clint/Natasha in some scenes.
Word Count: ~2500
Summary: Basically, this is a reverse-chronological character study about Clint Barton the ex-budgie and his feelings about food & community. (It's... not actually crack!) Written for the kinkmeme.
Warnings: No warnings, but there is human-minded person, who used to be a budgie, currently in a romantic relationship with a human with on-screen kissing, if that hits too close to bestiality for you.

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21 September 2012 @ 09:48 pm
Title: Between Here and There. Or The One Where Clint Already Knew Natasha. You Know, Technically.
Author: [livejournal.com profile] andacus
Rating: M (Briefly Explicit, but nothing excessive)
Summary: Clint's life is just one circus after another.
Disclaimer: If I was making money off this I would be much happier. As it is, I'm not, I'm just secretly living in the attic of the house Marvel built.
Notes: Eeep! I'm nervous, guys! This is my first Clint/Natasha fic so bring on the concrit. I'm not terribly present (Damn life!) but I love everyone in this bar. I also, love that this is a saying. Also, mods, if I missed a tag or three, let me know.

Anyway, to the fic: He woke for real, finally rested, finally clear-headed, to a dark room and her elbow in his ribs and a leg thrown over his thigh, and he thought: Well, fuck it... oh no you don't. That's not until the end.
24 August 2012 @ 08:54 pm
Actually, it's an entire series. Aggie2011 has created a stunning universe with five multi-chapter stories and two one-shots. (She posted the first chapter in her sixth multi-chapter fic this morning.) It's a Clint-centric series in which Coulson is his best friend/big brother/father-figure, Natasha and Clint develop a deep, intense, healthy relationship, Clint and Tony become bffs, and all of the Avengers make an appearance. The entire series is beautifully written. There are a few editing errors, but they're negligible.

The author actually finishes writing her multi-chapter fic before she posts them and then posts a new chapter every morning until it's all up, so there are no delays in getting new chapters, which is beyond fabulous. :-)

- If you want to start with the first written, the fic set immediately post-film is Vantage Point.
- If you want to read them chronologically, the first story is Youngest in History, about how Coulson recruited Clint into S.H.I.E.L.D. and the two of them became friends. (No slash - just the world's best bromance ever.)
- If you want to test things out with something a little shorter, Arrow Man is a one-shot about the time that The Hulk gets all protective of Clint when Steve accidentally wings Clint during a sparring match. Clint then helps Bruce see the incident from a different perspective. It's awesome. :-)

If you go to the author's FF.net page, everything she's written is of course there, but the author also lists the titles, with summaries, of the other stories she is planning to write in this universe, in chronological order with everything she has already written. It's the icing on top of a yummy, delicious fic-cake. :D

Hey, it's Friday, so it's the day to share, and seriously, I'm running out of positive, hyperbolic adjectives. :-) The individual stories and the series as a whole are something special. :D And I love to share the fic love, b/c I love all the people in this bar and know how much they love the AWESOME! Have a great weekend!
Current Mood: geeky
06 June 2012 @ 12:25 am
A huge amount of Iron Man 2 icons here by corelite with plenty of Natasha.

Have some Avengers Cast Icons from [livejournal.com profile] magic_art. You may need a fan.

I love this Clint graphic by talipuu on tumblr.

Amusing Team Avengers gif by hemsworthss on tumblr.

six deeply secret truths and half a dozen lies by sour-idealist on tumblr (Natasha/Pepper, PG13/R, 900 words). One for the ladies.

To Be Modified As Necessary by ignipes on AO3 (Team fic with Clint/Natasha one of the pairings, Teen and Up, 5912 words). Summary: They only need ten rules to ensure (relatively) peaceful cohabitation. Amusing.

Hope is Not a Course of Action by thatdamneddame on AO3 (Clint/Coulson, past Clint/Natasha, Teen and Up, 12,572 words). Summary: Clint loved Natasha like he loved a lot of stupid ideas. An interesting look at how Clint may join SHIELD with a mix of comics and film and a great Clint character study.

frame thy fearful symmetry by [livejournal.com profile] matryoshkha (Clint/Bruce, one shot, no rating but I’d say PG13). Forget the pairing, this is really about Clint and the Hulk and mostly Clint. It’s fantastic and very wow.
01 June 2012 @ 02:14 am
Apologies if I repeat anything that's already been posted or reccommended on here. There’s so much wonderful coming online that it’s getting more difficult to keep track :D


Moving The Furniture by sam_storyteller on dreamwidth has Steve losing his virginity to Natasha. Sweet, hot, and amusing with a fantastic Natasha.

RED by waldorph on AO3 blew me away. It’s Natasha/Maria, but Clint has a huge, important role. Natasha crosses over to SHIELD and reclaims herself.

come and go blues by [livejournal.com profile] gyzym at the americana ficathon, a wonderfully atmospheric story in which Clint never turns down a dare (Clint/Natasha).

Phil Coulson is Not the Avengers’ Public Relations Manger by scifigrl47 on AO3 is a team fic with a focus on Steve and Tony, but I love Clint in this and you should check out scifigrl47’s other stories as well because she’s fantastic at delivering a story with a point and real comedy that also manages to touch your heart.


Black Widow/Hawkeye – without you: a vid by innocentagain on YouTube, I can’t face the dark without you.

The Bourne Legacy Trailer featuring Jeremy Renner, also known as Clint Barton. Possibly relevant to your interests.

Art, Gifs, Comics, Pretty Pictures

This is one of my favourite things, so cute and amusing! By katiebell42 on tumblr.

Captain, it would be my genuine pleasure by americanite on tumblr (Clint).

Natasha art by vega-of the-lyre on tumblr.

Avengers Assemble: the butt picture by T1mco on deviantart is amusing and also butts ;)

Here and here are two Clint/Natasha takes on A Softer World comics from dissociate on tumblr.

Amusing gif in which Tony accidentally gets Steve addicted to shawarma and Clint doesn’t want it again from obsessivelyobsessed on tumblr.

Gif for the next Bourne film by catching-everlark on tumblr. Jeremy Renner, okay?

And More

Why I haven’t recommended this yet, I do not know: a Clint/Natasha tumblr. Art, graphics, fics, gifs, shiny things. They’re our tumblr equivalent :)

Sign ups are open for Marvel Universe Big Bang 2012. I love the ideas and prompts happening over there, but it could always do with more Clint/Natasha ;)

And there’s a multifandom End of Virginity Challenge happening where the point is to write a ‘first time’, any kind of first time, and make it realistic. Open up the debate around virginity or just showcase the many different types of first experiences that people can have. (Possibly a cheeky rec, because this is on my journal, but also possibly relevant to your interests!)