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

 
 
29 July 2015 @ 07:27 pm
Title: “Pilot”
Author: Koren M.
A Gift For: [livejournal.com profile] topaz119
Rating: Teen
Warnings: language
Prompt used: “I love fusions, where canon is translated into a different historical era or genre” - well, it’s certainly a fusion, and definitely a different genre. (Are the 90’s considered a different historical era? Because if not, they really should be.)
Summary: He walks into the basement office expecting his new assignment to be a glorified babysitting job. He certainly isn’t expecting to get drawn into a shadow war much more sinister and desperate than the one he just left behind.
The more things change…
The more they remain the same.
(Or, the X-Files AU you never knew you needed.)

Author Notes:

This is entirely AoU (and everything else) divergent, no MCU canon need apply. ;)

So this? Was not my original plan for this exchange. And by “not my original plan” I mean I had 85-90% of the fic I was originally writing done when I sat down Monday night, but instead of finishing that, I suddenly had Natasha in my head uttering the line “I was under the impression you were sent to spy on me”.

And whoosh down the rabbit hole I went. A few hours later, I had this. Some iconic conversations and actions/reactions remained the same, while others shifted and changed dramatically. I (hope) I did what was most true to the characters and the original story. I was really excited to see how it all played out, and the possibilities for how other moments or events might happen has me almost giddy. (That said, I haven't really done something quite like this before, so that could also be the nerves talking...)


Many, many thanks to kadollan for the beta-reading (and pouring the tea about the articles of serial killers).

I’m not sure it’s “fun and light” (I’m sorry!), but I also wouldn’t by any means call it overly angsty or dark fic, and I hope you like it! :D


Agent Barton, do you know why you're here?
 
 
28 October 2014 @ 01:23 pm
Marvel Announces Full Phase 3 Slate at Special Event

No Black Widow movie, BUT there are "plans in which Black Widow is a key, key role" (per Kevin Feige).
 
 
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.)
 
 
13 January 2014 @ 10:22 am
OK, so I'm posting this here because this is the only place that I can think of that might understand my distress that BOTH Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson were MIA at last night's Golden Globes, despite the fact that both of them starred in nominated movies (American Hustle and Her).

*sad panda*

Hopefully we'll see them at the SAG awards and/or the Oscars.
 
 
Title: Wet Hot Avengers Summer
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sarea_okelani
Rating: PG-13, for teenagers getting up to what teenagers get up to
Pairings: Clint/Natasha, Tony/Pepper, Thor/Jane, minor Clint/Bobbi and Phil/Cellist, Clint & Coulson, Clint & Tony

Summary: At summer camp, Clint's met the girl of his dreams. Then he meets her four brothers.

Link to story: Wet Hot Avengers Summer (Part 9)

IT'S DONE! YAY! Never mind that it's not summer anymore. >.>
 
 
Title: Wet Hot Avengers Summer
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sarea_okelani
Rating: PG-13, for teenagers getting up to what teenagers get up to
Pairings: Clint/Natasha, Tony/Pepper, Thor/Jane, minor Clint/Bobbi and Phil/Cellist, Clint & Coulson, Clint & Tony

Summary: At summer camp, Clint's met the girl of his dreams. Then he meets her four brothers.

Link to story: Wet Hot Avengers Summer (Part 8)
 
 
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.
 
 
Current Mood: bouncy
Current Location: Somewhere East of Augsburg
 
 
Title: Wet Hot Avengers Summer
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sarea_okelani
Rating: PG-13, for teenagers getting up to what teenagers get up to
Pairings: Clint/Natasha, Tony/Pepper, Thor/Jane, minor Clint/Bobbi and Phil/Cellist, Clint & Coulson, Clint & Tony

Summary: At summer camp, Clint's met the girl of his dreams. Then he meets her four brothers.

Link to story: Wet Hot Avengers Summer (Part 7)
 
 
01 January 2013 @ 11:58 am
I saw this and I had to share. Let me bore you with statistics for a minute:

as of May 6, 2012 (the day this little bar was founded) we had:
4 members
4 watching


as of today (1/1/13), we have
1,000 members
1,051 watching


PLEASE EXCUSE ME WHILE I BREATHE INTO THIS PAPER BAG. HOW ARE Y'ALL SO AWESOME???

(Alas, I'm not sure who our thousandth member is, but I wish there was a way to find out so we could throw them a party or something-- or at least make a commemorative icon. :D)

This is the very best bar. I am just floored. Happy new year, y'all. <3


 
 
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
Summary:
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
 
 
30 November 2012 @ 10:17 pm
So I'm watching the movie S.W.A.T. because of reasons. (Hawkeye is undercover. Or training. Or some such...)

And there's a commercial for a thing I've never heard of before. Fatheads.

So I Google it. Like you do.

And discover these:

http://www.fathead.com/heroes/black-widow/

http://www.fathead.com/heroes/hawkeye/

I feel the sudden urge to redecorate...
 
 
Title: Wet Hot Avengers Summer
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sarea_okelani
Rating: PG-13, for teenagers getting up to what teenagers get up to
Pairings: Clint/Natasha, Tony/Pepper, Thor/Jane, minor Clint/Bobbi and Phil/Cellist, Clint & Coulson, Clint & Tony

Summary: At summer camp, Clint's met the girl of his dreams. Then he meets her four brothers.

Link to story: Wet Hot Avengers Summer (Part 6)
 
 
Title: Wet Hot Avengers Summer
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sarea_okelani
Rating: PG-13, for teenagers getting up to what teenagers get up to
Pairings: Clint/Natasha, Tony/Pepper, Thor/Jane, minor Clint/Bobbi and Phil/Cellist, Clint & Coulson, Clint & Tony

Summary: At summer camp, Clint's met the girl of his dreams. Then he meets her four brothers.

Link to story: Wet Hot Avengers Summer (Part 5)
 
 
Title: Honor and Loyalty
Author/Artist: Koren M. ([livejournal.com profile] cybermathwitch)
Disclaimer: Not mine. If they were, there'd already be a Black Widow/Hawkeye movie.
Pairing: Bobbi/Maria
Rating: Adult 17+
Warnings: sexual content
Spoilers: None
Type: WIP
Word Count: 1,133
Summary: If Maria's guiding light is honor, then Bobbi's is loyalty. (An interlude for "Heavy in Your Arms")

Author's Notes:

As usual, it's not technically Clint/Natasha, but it's integral to the rest of the story, which decidedly IS. :)

Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] kadollan and [livejournal.com profile] anuna_81 for looking this over. Any remaining mistakes are my own.

For [livejournal.com profile] sunny_serenity, for all the lovely comments and AWESOME mix that really helped shake a lot of things loose for me with this series. :) THANK YOU! I hope you like!

Also, many apologies for the delay in updating. Chapter 8 is coming along nicely now, though. :)

Additional notes after the fic. Also, I hardly ever write femmeslash, so go easy on me, 'kay? ;)


I'm not in your chain of command."
 
 
Title: Wet Hot Avengers Summer
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sarea_okelani
Rating: PG-13, for teenagers getting up to what teenagers get up to
Pairings: Clint/Natasha, Tony/Pepper, Thor/Jane, minor Clint/Bobbi and Phil/Cellist, Clint & Coulson, Clint & Tony

Summary: At summer camp, Clint's met the girl of his dreams. Then he meets her four brothers.

Link to story: Wet Hot Avengers Summer (Part 4)
 
 
Current Mood: sleepy
 
 
04 November 2012 @ 01:45 am
Title: Certain Dark Things (Natasha)
Author/Artist: Koren M. ([livejournal.com profile] cybermathwitch)
Disclaimer: Not mine. If they were, there'd already be a Black Widow/Hawkeye movie.
Pairing: Clint/Natasha
Rating: Adult 17+ (No, really)
Warnings: sexual content, language, sparring/fighting, blood, consensual violent sex
Word Count: 2,788
Summary: He doesn't want her to hide? Then she won't.

Author's Notes: PLEASE READ/HEED THE WARNINGS. I mean it.

Once again, thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] anuna_81 for letting me play in this world and helping me craft this - I am having ALL the fun! Thanks also to [livejournal.com profile] kadollan for additional beta duties and putting my sentences in order when they needed it.

Also, thanks/blame to [livejournal.com profile] sunny_serenity for introducing me to Snow Patrol's "New York" in her Off the Grid Mix, which is quite possibly the only reason this chapter made it off the drawing board.

It's in the same universe as Unwrapped /Unwrapping, though this takes place before those stories.

The Red Thread
Part 1: The Red Thread (Natasha)
Part 2: I Loved You Before I Knew You (Clint)
Part 3: If the Curve of You Was Curved on Me (Clint)

Part 4: Certain Dark Things (Natasha)
 
 
Title: Wet Hot Avengers Summer
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sarea_okelani
Rating: PG-13, for teenagers getting up to what teenagers get up to
Pairings: Clint/Natasha, Tony/Pepper, Thor/Jane, minor Clint/Bobbi and Phil/Cellist, Clint & Coulson, Clint & Tony

Summary: At summer camp, Clint's met the girl of his dreams. Then he meets her four brothers.

This part, which I managed to get ready earlier than intended, is dedicated to Al-theFreak, who drew some awesome fanart for this story! Yeah... if your dogs were cowering at some point it was because I let out a very loud sound only they could hear.



Link to story: Wet Hot Avengers Summer (Part 3)
 
 
Current Mood: amused
 
 
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
 
 
Title: Wet Hot Avengers Summer (AO3)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sarea_okelani
Rating: PG-13, for teenagers getting up to what teenagers get up to
Pairings: Clint/Natasha, Tony/Pepper, Thor/Jane, minor Clint/Bobbi and Phil/Cellist, Clint & Coulson, Clint & Tony

Other notes and what not in part one.

Summary: At summer camp, Clint's met the girl of his dreams. Then he meets her four brothers.

Link to story: Wet Hot Avengers Summer (Part 2)
 
 
Current Mood: amused