Welcome to another All The Things Friday! Your co-hosts this week are [livejournal.com profile] inkvoices and [livejournal.com profile] workerbee73.

First off, a note to say we have a thread at the top of this post for signing up to host, co-host, and/or to suggest themes for future All The Things Fridays. At the moment we have [livejournal.com profile] jacedesbff for February 1st and [livejournal.com profile] noblealice for February 8th (not sure what topics you folks are going with?) so raise your hands and bring your ideas :D

The theme for today, though, is a three part rec extravaganza. You can do one, two, or all three, or just join in the chatter!

1) rec a newcomer’s or underappreciated story (or artwork, or creative work) that you feel deserves some love.

2) tell us the first thing that you wrote/made in this fandom. (We’re thinking of doing a list of people’s first works that newcomers can add to, kind of a first time not-necessarily-rec list thing, so we can use these to kick off that list. You can tell us your first thing and then tell us that you don’t want it on the list though if you like.)

3) rec something you wrote/made in this fandom that you’re most proud of, or that’s your favourite.

Discussion Ideas: how have your thinky thoughts or creative leanings changed since that first thing you wrote/made? How far have we come since the film was released? What is it about the shiny new things coming through that are different, that have changed your thinking?

my three things behind the cut )

What’re your three things for this Friday?

And a few things to keep in mind:
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 has 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 December 2012 @ 09:07 pm
A friend of mine e-mailed me this link which has some awesome Renner icons including some from his SNL hosting gig. Also includes great Avengers quote icons. :D

And the other link my friend sent me of Hansel & Gretel icons, which of course includes lots of Renner loveliness.

19 November 2012 @ 03:46 pm
I haven’t done one of these in a while, but I’ve been catching up on my fic reading :) As always, I aim not to repeat anything that’s already been posted or recced on the comm, but we’ll see how that goes. (If you'd like more recs including things that definitely have been posted on the comm and some things that aren't Clint/Natasha, I've just posted a huge rec list on my journal as well. Some of these recs are taken from there.)

Fic, Icons, Art, Graphics, and Pretty Things behind the cut )

PS. I have this problem where I have to tag, because I sorted the tags, but there are a lot of recs and a lot of tags *shakes head at self* so poke me if there are tags I need to add.
21 June 2012 @ 02:50 am
In celebraton of crazy amounts of tagging being done, woooo! Please do keep tagging and please do go back and check the tags added to posts that you've made.

As always, I aim not to repeat anything posted or already reccomended.


What I’ve Done: a Clint/Natasha vid by valamd on YouTube. “Can you wipe out that much red?”

You know my name a Hawkeye vid by luckysora on YouTube. You know the songs they have at the start of the James Bond films with the montages that are like fanvids themselves? Clint Barton: Master Assassin.

Do It Like A Dude a Black Widow vid by angelwings4191. I’m not sure about the song choice, but Natasha kicking ass and taking names is always good to see.

Remember The Name a team vid by gabygal7 on YouTube. “10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will; 5% pleasure, 50% pain, and 100% reason to remember the name.”

this is war… vid by angelwings4191 on YouTube. This song has been used in a lot of vids, but the editing of this and the inclusion of not just the team but a lot of others as well makes me like this one the best.

Art, Icons, Gifs, Graphics

The Hawk and the Agent by zoronoa on AO3 (Gen). A very nice pencil sketch of Clint.

Natasha being wow art by vengerturtle on tumblr.

Secret Mission artwork by lomonte on tumblr. See if you can spot Clint *grins*.

comics art posted by iamalfff on tumblr – Hawkeye, Captain America, and Iron Man as visualised in the films.

A bit from Clint’s comics background posted by assvenger on tumblr.

Good Avengers icon set with plenty of Clint and Natasha by paraliptic on dreamwidth over here.

A gif of Clint in the rain in Thor here at The Land Of Feelings on tumblr.

Further adventures of the Agents of SHIELD on tumblr here and here. I love this gif series.

an arrow in the knee originally from eazve on tumblr.

lovevengers, a love actually AU gif from assvenger on tumblr. Heh.

escapetofiction on tumblr has some great Clint, Natsha, Clint/Natasha, Jeremy, and Scartlett photosets.


progress reports, pancakes, and paper planes by such_heights on dreamwidth (Natasha & ensemble gen, PG13, 2400 words). Natasha nods. She thinks about everything that's happened, and she knows her answer. "Sure, I'm in. Sign me up to be a superhero."

Macho when you’re dead by [livejournal.com profile] ysande (Gen, G, one-shot). Clint doesn’t take sick days. Sometimes he really should.

As It Is Written by hoosierbitch on dreamwidth (Clint Gen, PG13, triggers: negativity about learning disabilities, verbal abuse). Clint is dyslexic. This is a heart-acher.

The Nesting Habits of the Wild North American Barton by sabinelagrande on AO3 (Clint/Coulson Gen, Gen, triggers: implied past trauma, 2934 words). He’s not a bird. He’s a human. He just likes to be alone. And another fic where I want to give Clint a hug. It made me smile too though :)

Some People Just Collect Stamps by Closer on AO3 (Clint/Coulson, Teen and Up, 9446). During shawarma JARVIS finds surveillance footage of an alive Coulson and the team break into the Helicarrier. The team break into the Helicarrier. Clint is sweet, Coulson ends up debriefing people, but the break in, that’s what you want to read this one for.

The Time to Find a Place to Land by BlackEyedGirl on AO3 (Clint/Coulson, explicit, 20178 words). The summary is By Phil’s count, this is his third attempt at bringing the Avengers together, although he will admit his participation in the second attempt was more symbolic than anything else. He hadn’t expected Stark to be the easiest sell, or Barton to be the most problematic, but things have changed since he’s been away. It’s fantastic watching the team come together in this, but what I really love in this is Clint, his anger and how he struggles, but still tries, to deal with everything.

the helicarrier by gdgdbaby on AO3 (Clint/Natasha and Tony/Steve Gen, Teen and Up, 3230 words). An avengers mockumentary fic. Hilarity.

The Great Kirk vs Picard Debate by Icarus_chained on AO3 (Team Gen, Teen and Up, 1263 words). You don’t need to know anything about Star Trek, just enjoy this lovely team bonding and bantering fic.

In Great Transition by vain_glorious on AO3 (Team Gen, Teen and Up, 3829 words). One by one, the Avengers move into Stark Tower. It’s sweet, it’s funny, and Natasha is the difficult one.

Know You Better Than You Want Me To by BlackEyedGirl on AO3 (Clint/Natasha/Coulson, Teen and Up, 5200 words). Natasha met Clint more than five years ago, under less than ideal circumstances. She met Phil five years ago, when things had got worse. Something different: an interesting AU with telepathy.

PDA, Assassin Style by Zinnith on AO3 (Clint/Natasha/Coulson, Mature, 920 words). There’s hardly anything about ‘bedroom activities and the mature is for violence. It’s a look at Clint and Natasha through Coulson’s eyes and them being Master Assassins.

Steady by [livejournal.com profile] pprfaith (Clint/Tony, PG13, 2200 words). Gen really, bar the last few lines. This is an Avengers/Highlander crossover, but Highlander is not a fandom of mine and I still find this fascinating and the writing is brilliant. All you need to know is that there are immortals who die but don’t stay dead and they’re all meant to hunt each other down and kill each other until there’s only one left. Seriously fascinating when blended with the Avengers.
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.
Again, aiming for no repeats :)

Team Fics Of Wonderful
Fifteen Short Stories About Teamwork by BlackEyedGirl on AO3: what it says on the tin.
well, let the drum beat by jonesandashes and pollyrepeat on AO3: this is the shawarma fic that I wanted, where the shamarma is the first of many team meals on the the road to friendship.
the way out is through by Nokomis on AO3: the summary is little by little Natasha becomes part of the team Seriously good Natasha fic.
The Sky and Everything Beneath It by jibrailis on AO3: the summary is Steve goes on a roadtrip to clear his head, but the other Avengers won't leave him alone. I love this.
Avengers: Epilogue by samstoryteller on dreamwidth: this is a fixit fic. It has Clint and Natasha in a bath. Do you need to know anymore?
Tex-Mex, Lies, and Facebook by [livejournal.com profile] oxoniensis: a post-movie coda in which Natasha has Clint's back.

Possibly relevant: [livejournal.com profile] striped_fic has written a Clint/Darcy trilogy, which is Darcy-heavy, but it's good Darcy and has a great Clint: It's Electrifying, The Heart Is My Least Vulnerable Spot, and Don't You Know There's No Modern Romance.

Graphics, Arts, Icons, And Pretties

Graphics and gifs to delight your eyes at the tumblr belonging to Street Of Mercy.

Clint and Natasha in Miami: art by sairobee on tumblr.

[livejournal.com profile] isntiticonic has an icon batch with some good Clint/Natasha ones here.

Possibly relevant to your interests is a cinematic timeline of the marvel films so far, all official and from marvel: here.

that awkward moment when two master assassins resort to hair pulling and biting: gif on tumblr.

master assassins: a gif by vibranium on tumblr.

nothing we were ever trained for: a gif by kissfistthat on tumblr.

Clint Barton and Wade Wilson: Agents of SHIELD by justmybones on tumblr: one, two, and three. You do not need to know who Deadpool/Wade is. Just enjoy two snarky people.

And More

A big list of Avengers reaction posts and reviews collected by liviapenn on dreamwidth.

Black Widow Meta from gyzym on tumblr.