07 January 2013 @ 11:42 am

Title: Hymn from a Village
Fandom: MCU
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Clint/Natasha
Wordcount: 1,147
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: Watch me as I write fiction about fiction. Also, if I owned these characters, they’d have at least a film trilogy to themselves by now. And each one would be written and directed by Joss Whedon.
Beta: The wonderful [livejournal.com profile] shenshen77, who has been wonderful once again.
Written for [livejournal.com profile] dictator_duck’s hometown challenge. I was never going to try writing about my uni town of London, because that’s boring. So I tried York, where I live now, but that totally didn’t work for me. So you’re getting the tiny village of Slaidburn in Lancashire where I grew up. Everything written here about it is true, down to Isobel at the pub. Oh and if you want to see Slaidburn, type BB7 3ER into Google Maps. Yes, it really is that small. The title comes from a song by James.

Summary: They passed a sign in front of the small church informing them that they were entering Slaidburn, and it became very apparent that this was one of those small British villages that, in your old age, you would talk fondly of growing up in.

On my journal.

Current Music: james - hymn from a village (in my head)
04 January 2013 @ 08:43 am
Title: Balance
Rating: G
Genre: Hurt/comfort
Type: One-shot
Spoilers: General spoilers for the movie.
Summary: Two months after the Battle of Manhattan, Clint and Natasha are still trying to find their footing when a mission for S.H.I.E.L.D. leads them to a small Colorado town.

A/N: *waves*

I've been lurking for a while, and though I've posted fics for Clint and Nat on FF.N, I hadn't yet had a chance to move my fics over to my LJ, or to post here. The hometown challenge inspired me though, and it seemed like a good time to stop lurking. :)

Though I decided not to use the name of my hometown - I'm admittedly a little paranoid - the Colorado town described in the fic is the town I still call home.

A/N2: I thank my Lord Jesus Christ for his incredible mercy and grace.

I hope you enjoy this, and please let me know what you think!

( Balance )

Title: ...and we are nowhere, but man, we're alright
Author: [livejournal.com profile] topaz119
Pairing/Characters: Clint/Natasha, Sitwell
Length: ~4400 words
Rating: Mature
Notes: Written for the Hometown Challenge--I've lived in a lot of places (hi, Army brat) but DC is always in the running for one of my favorite places to be.

Summary: Clint doesn't care where they take their leave, only that they take it together.

Link: AO3
Title- There's a reason they call it the 'Windy City'
Rating: G
Summary: Natasha is always a professional. Clint is a professional as well, he just likes to have a little fun along the way.

A/N: Got the idea from [livejournal.com profile] dictator_duck's challenge to write about Clint and Natasha in our hometowns. I had a lot of fun decided where they'd go in Chicago since there's so much to see and do in the city (as well as writing it from a "local"). As usual don’t own the characters, I just play in the sandbox.

AO3 link
31 December 2012 @ 01:34 pm

Title: Art Nouveau
Rating: PG-13 (mission-type violence)
Wordcount: ~2750
Disclaimer: I own nothing, though I wouldn't mind a Clint or Jeremy :D
Warnings: None past mission style violence, karaoke and fluff. Although if I have missed something, please let me know!
Summary: A Hydra cell is setting up shop in a quaint German university town. Clint and Natasha get sent in to take care of the problem and just might discover more than Art Nouveau architecture in the process…

Inspired by [livejournal.com profile] dictator_duck's challenge to write fics set in our hometowns. This is my first Clintasha fic and the first fic over 600 words that gets posted anywhere, so yay :D It also features a plot bunny I had running around my head since September, I think... There might be a second part in the works, because after UST comes RST and apparently I write smut now… Feedback is very much appreciated :D I also think I went a bit overboard with the tags, but better too many than too few, right?

An extra special thanks t [livejournal.com profile] alphaflyer, who took the time to read this over not once but twice, all while preparing a New Year’s Eve feast for 20 people. You rock, my friend!

Also posted on my LJ and on AO3.

Read more... )

Current Location: My couch :)
Current Mood: anxious
30 December 2012 @ 01:52 pm
Name: Beer, Pastries and Sausages
Author: [livejournal.com profile] purely_distel
Rating: PG-13 for swearing and drinking of minors (though not against the law in the country it happens in).
Word Count: 2300
There was nothing wrong with Germany, nothing whatsoever. Great beer and pastries and sausages, as far as Clint was concerned. But whenever he ended up in Germany, it was to places like Frankfurt, Hamburg or Düsseldorf. Not in a 15.000 souls-back-alley of a place where, evidently, life used to happen.
Author's Note:
This was written for the good ol' challenge by [livejournal.com profile] dictator_duck. Because there will hardly EVER be a reason for me to write about the town I grew up in, I just had to write something. This is probably the messiest fic I've ever written in my entire life. It has no aim, it has no direction, it just ... is. I wrote it in between making breakfast for the family and eating it and preparing for New Years Eve tomorrow.
I just needed to get it done with, because I probably won't have the time starting next year.

All the cities mentioned in this story are actually cities I've lived in for longer or smaller periods of my life, but Langenberg is the one I grew up in, that I still call my home even today.

The three teens and what they do in this story? Totally not me and my bffs OR totally not something me and my friends used to do (*coughs* except it totally is *coughs*) ...

Link to fic

To give you an idea - Langenberg: )
Current Music: Alison Mosshart - Tomorrow Never Knows - Sucker Punch: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack | Powered
29 December 2012 @ 06:23 pm
B_C, I issued you a challenge yesterday, and you do not disappoint.

We now have four fics (!) in roughly 24 hours (!!), and [livejournal.com profile] frea_o has built a home for these at Ao3 in this collection at Ao3!

...I'm still stuck in the planning stage, haha -- don't feel overwhelmed if you want to write one and haven't yet! :D This is going to go for as long as people are writing them. \o/ All the fics.

Also, if you are not on Ao3 but want to post to the collection, lemme know and I'll see what I can do. For... reasons? I don't want to say anything, because it'll feel like a promise (in writing!), and I have no grounds to make any. But on the *staring at the collection so all fics that want to be in it can be* front.
29 December 2012 @ 05:48 pm

Title:All Quiet on the Northern Front
Rating: G-13
Word Count: 700
Pairings: atasha/Clint
Some assignments are ... less exciting than others
Authors Notes: nspired b dictator_duck's prompt to write a story incorporating our hometown.  I lived in London/Ontario for a number of years, when I first moved to Canada, so I consider it my Canadian home town.  And yes, the University of Western Ontario is where I got most of my far-too-many degrees.  But I also lived in the *real* London for three years and believe me -- the two Londons could not be more different.  But lest anyone could doubt my fondness for the lesser one, I do like it, really.  It's pretty.  And nice.  And ... quiet.  Really really quiet.  (Especially when the students are gone ...)  I don't live there anymore.

All Quiet on the Northern Front )

Current Mood: nostalgic
Current Location: somewhere in Canada
29 December 2012 @ 04:32 am
Title: Home
Author: chrisfaithalin
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~2400
Pairings: Natasha/Clint
Summary: In the aftermath of New York, Clint and Natasha journey home.
Authors Notes: Inspired by [livejournal.com profile] dictator_duck's prompt to write a story incorporating our hometown. While Ellensburg, Wa is not my hometown, I've lived here now for numerous years as a college student. It's a really cool college town that is really mellow and chill, if that makes sense. I love this town and this story kind of started out as a love letter to the town and morphed into angsty exploration of post-New York Clint and Natasha feels. I wrote it in one sitting, yay for insomnia, and would love feedback on this one. It's a different kind of story than I normally write, which made it an interesting exercise in writing. Also this is 1st person pov, which I don't often write and I know there are next to no stories in 1st person in this fandom so I hope that doesn't put people off the story., Un-beta'd.

Home is wherever I'm with you )
Current Mood: drained
29 December 2012 @ 12:40 am
Title: Meth & Massage
Rating: PG-13 (themes - drugs, prostitution, assassination)
Wordcount: ~1000

Inspired by [livejournal.com profile] dictator_duck's call to write fics set in our hometowns. As I am from Conyers, GA, a suburb east of Atlanta, and I work in Monroe, that explains the locales found here. Check out the notes at the end for more information on the booming criminal underground actually operating in both places. *snortlaughs* Not beta'd, this is short and meant to show a quick, fun look at a mission in the southern United States. :D

Um, some of the stereotypes are there for a reason. Just sayin', y'all. )

Names changed b/c, um, it seemed prudent. :D
28 December 2012 @ 09:16 pm
Title: Night at the City Museum
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Avengers
Warnings: Violence, language, insanity, puns.
Pairings: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff
Summary: A curse hits the City Museum in St. Louis. Luckily for absolutely nobody, the Avengers are on the scene to take care of it.
Length: 2039 words
Prompt: [livejournal.com profile] dictator_duck threw down the gauntlet: Write a C/N fic set in your hometown/a city you love and have lived in! (Mission or otherwise, serious or crack!) Well, I've lived in 9 states, but my hometown right now is St. Louis (more or less), and there is something amazing in St. Louis that would be the perfect movie location or battle location. I actually worked on a film in this location in 2007, and everything in the fic is a real thing...sort of.

Just to warn you, it's a little cracky, and it starts in media res. You can read it here on my LJ.
28 December 2012 @ 05:40 pm
Okay, be_compromised! I issue you A CHALLENGE.

(Super informally, no one's got to die or eat fifty bajillion croissants.)

Over on the Friday post we've been discussing how it's hard to write cities we don't know, so:

Write a C/N fic set in your hometown/a city you love and haved lived in!
(Mission or otherwise, serious or crack!)

THEN POST IT HERE (er, in the bar, not... this post. Unless you want to do both? I will read your fic!). And, um, get... reviews? It will be fantastic.

♥ !

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] frea_o has built a home for these at Ao3 in this collection at Ao3! If you are not on Ao3 but want to post to the collection, lemme know (for... reasons? I don't want to say anything, because it'll feel like a promise, and I have no grounds to make any. But multiple reasons, on the *staring at the collection so all fics that want to be in it can be* front).