16 August 2014 @ 09:54 pm
You've worked. You've waited. And now the day is finally here.

The time for submissions to the Clint/Natasha Promptathon is here. Please cast your eyes over our rules!

How to post
1.  Respond in a comment to the prompt you are filling.
2.  Make sure to label your submission in the subject line with the type of fanwork (fic/icon/artwork/vid/fanmix/etc.) + the title.  For example:

"FIC: 5 Times Clint and Natasha Were Awesome Badass Asaassinpeople (and One Time They Were Extra-Awesome), rated: M, no warnings"

When filling in the subject line, you may need to view the comm in it's original style (if you don't already). Just make sure you can see a subject line when responding with your submission.

3. Be sure to leave ratings and warnings (if any) in the subject line. (See example above.)  Help us out and make sure folks know what they're clicking on. Thoughtfulness = LOVE. If the ratings or the warnings won't fit in the subject line, just leave them at the top of your post. If you don't want to include warnings, please put 'I choose not to warn' in the subject line, or at the top of the post if it doesn't fit.

4.  Try and post the entire work in the comment (if it's short enough), or if not, post a link. I'm all about one-stop shopping whenever possible, so try and post in the main promptathon post if the length allows.  Also, if it is too long to post in the promptathon post, consider posting the first section as a teaser and then a link (b/c that's always fun too.)  Either way, be sure to label your post in the subject line as described above (**points to rule #2**).

5. Please put anything NSFW under a cut or link.

6. Put any spoilers for upcoming Marvel movies under a cut or link with an appropriate warning.

7. Leave a comment in the Masterlist Post with a link to your fanwork and the prompt you are responding to. You can include the prompt either in a link, or by copy/pasting the prompt into your comment (probably the easiest option for text prompts). We have a lot of prompts this year and hopefully a lot of fills, so doing this will help us keep the Masterlist up to date so you don't miss out on the awesome fanworks! Your mods will thank you. ;)

If you miss the submission cut-off date (August 31), you can always post directly to the comm, but let's wait a couple of days first. I don't want to get flooded with new posts right out of the gate.  For now, let's try and keep all of the action at the actual promptathon post.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Now, go forth and share your works with us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
07 May 2014 @ 09:23 pm


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.)
04 April 2014 @ 01:52 pm
Hello, bar!

It's Friday again, and we have a new movie! Accordingly, this week's ATTF is a free-for-all chat and gif party. However, since many people won't get to see Winter Soldier until this weekend, please keep your discussion spoiler free. Next week we'll attempt an intelligent discussion once we've all seen it and had a chance to recover from the initial flails. :)

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 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 ...)


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
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!

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.)
17 July 2013 @ 09:14 pm
Wait for it...

...wait for it...

...people of this fine establishment,
assassins from all corners of the world,
prompting is now officially closed
and fills are now officially begun for


Before you start posting PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE read the all important
Rules For Promptathon Submissions

Any prompts left after the time stamp of this post will be deleted.
Submissions are open until August 1st.
Fills can be fic, art, icons, graphics, fanmixes, anything you like,
and prompts can be filled multiple times.
You can still leave prompts for the August banner challenge until July 21st
and banner challenge fills are open until July 26th.

Go ye forth and party like it's Promptathon!
Because it is!!!

On this day one year ago, a rather large amount of fangirl squee about two characters in a little film called The Avengers over at my journal resulted in the birth of this community, soon to be dubbed the best bar in town. Since then we've had two promptathons, a Secret Santa, a mind blowing number of fanworks and more squee than you can shake a stick at.

We, the Mods, declare this worthy of celebration.

So this is the Anniversary Party Post! Celebrate with squee! Celebrate with gifs! Celebrate with discussion! Celebrate with booze!

(this bar encourages responsible partying, so please put anything NSFW under a cut or link, use warnings where appropriate and be excellent to each other)
29 March 2013 @ 08:10 am
Hello dearest bar! I'm steering the ATTF ship today, and I've seen this going around in a few other places, so I thought we could try it here. Welcome to the first ever [livejournal.com profile] be_compromised Impromptu Three-Sentence Ficathon.

Yep. Three sentences. A fic. Or meta. Or whatever. You can post your three-sentence works of art in to ways: wait for someone to prompt something in the comments below and write a response to it or just come up with your own three-sentence fic/meta idea from scratch. Or do something else I haven't even thought of yet (it's early; I still need coffee). Just bring all the prompts--- and all fic and meta (in a three-sentence form).

We can all pitch in! Writers write! Non writers prompt! Everyone bring your own brand of polite anarchy!

The only things we require: post a rating in the header, and list any applicable warnings (or say chose not to warn). That's it. Go forth and have fun. <3

And Happy Friday. :)
01 February 2013 @ 01:07 pm
Mini Valentine's Day Promptathon: Aka, The Little Baby Promptathon That Could ... Tide Us Over Until It's Time for Big Promptathon to Happen Again. Also an excuse to write about assassins. And love. Or not-quite-love. Or friendship love. Or to rail against commencialism. Or to celebrate kissing (and... stuff). Or maybe Someone really just needs to ask Someone Else out on a date if you catch my meaning.

(Gorgeous banner compliments of [livejournal.com profile] zenni. Thank you!)

Reminder: Posting begins FEBRUARY 14TH at 8:00 A.M. EST. and lasts through February 28th.
Be sure and read the RULES for posting fills before you post.
You can find a handy-dandy list of prompts HERE.
(Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] frea_o!)

The MASTERPOST is up! Enjoy all your fic and fanwork in one convenient location. :)

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31 December 2012 @ 05:29 pm
Here's wishing you a wonderful 2013!

It's been an unbelievable 2012, and on behalf of your friendly neighborhood mods, we just want to send a shoutout to every single one of you-- the writers, lurkers, enablers, artists, instigators, cheerleaders, betas, fangirls and boys and men and women-- you are what makes this bar the very best. We are proud to be your mods and we hope to make this place even better in the year to come.

Stay safe, be happy, and enjoy all the wonderful secret santa and hometown challenge fics that keep rolling in. Thank you for bringing the squee and the thoughts and the laughter and the joy every single day. So much love, y'all. So much.

Now drinks all around, I say!
07 December 2012 @ 09:17 am
Greetings, best bar on earth!!  Man I have missed this place. This time of year is always so crazy-busy, and there's always so much to get done that it seems to fly by in a kind of haze (I know I've pretty much been doing my own zombie walk just trying to make it through, and a huge shoutout to Bob for some much needed fic therapy; it's totally keeping my ass sane right now.)

But how goes it, y'all? [livejournal.com profile] shenshen77and I were talking the other day and she had mentioned that we hadn't had a good old-fashioned friending meme in a while, and I thought that sounded like a dandy idea. I also think we need a good impromptu dance party and a chance to chat and hang out with old friends and make new ones and just be our awesome selves.

So please come by and introduce yourself. Say a few words about how you found this place or this ship and what your interests are. Check out other people's comments. Feel free to stalk them (in a non-creepy and completely respectful way) and comment crash-- hell, this place was built on comment-crashing (you think I'm kidding but I'm not.) There is no form to fill out becuase I'm allergic to forms. Free jazz all the way, bb. ;)

ETA on the introductions: no need to go into detail on the personal stuff. share as much as you feel comfortable with. i always like being a little cautious on that front, this being the internets and all. <3

Pics, gifs, randomness, chitchat, melarkly, and general bedlam are always encouraged. I've missed you guys. <3

ALSO-- I'm posting a sign-up sheet in the comments for future ATTF posts. We have had some amazing guest hosts and I thank each and every one of you. Y'all are constantly raising the level of discourse (and squee) around here and it's awesome. So for anyone thinking about signing up-- don't be a stranger, m'kay?
20 September 2012 @ 10:19 am
This has been the worst/craziest/busiest week, y'all, and I am so worn out but there is something I just had to share...






That's it. I don't care what you're doing, I declare an impromptu dance party RIGHT THIS MINUTE. Bring the silliness, bring the pics, bring the chatter, bring the impromptu friending, and if you've never said hello before, please do so-- we'd love to say hey (and a big ole thank you for hanging out in this disreputable establishment!)

I'm sending everyone a big group hug through the interwebs right now. You have made this fandom experience one of the best ever. So much love, y'all. SO MUCH LOVE.
07 September 2012 @ 11:08 am
Greetings, thou of the Honorable 547...

If your week's been anything like mine, I think we could all use a good old-fashioned picspam. (And if an impromptu dance party breaks out, well, we all knew the risks.) In other news, we are up to 496 official members, and I know it goes without saying but it's not gonna stop me---I LOVE EVERYONE IN THIS BAR.

**sends virtual tackleglomps and high fives through the interwebs**

And now, onto All Things Highly Problematic. You know the drill. Have a seat, grab a fan and a cold beverage, smoke 'em if you got 'em and take deep breaths.


31 August 2012 @ 09:27 am
Welcome, thou of the faithful 500 (ish. We're actually up to 522 now.) 

As of 2:39 EDT, the Promptathon will be closed and the fills must be submitted to the main post by that time.

THAT BEING SAID, if you still haven't finished stuff, don't worry. You can still write it and post, it, just not in the main post. I think [livejournal.com profile] ashen_key is still cool with updating AO3 after today, and I'll probably go ahead and update the LJ master posts as I can. (Sorry for not having updated in the past day or so; life has been crazy--I promise I will soon!)

So what happens now? Now my friends, we party. And I'm not gonna lie, this won't be easy. There will be squee, there will be silliness, there will be pics and gifs and feels and highly problematic men and gorgeous kickass women and impromptu dance parties and friend memes and conversations with new and interesting people. SHIT IS GOING TO GET REAL.


I'm proud as hell of this bar, I am proud to have assisted with this Promptathon, and each and every one of you rock beyond belief.  All the love, my friends. Now let's get down to business. PARTY ON.
28 August 2012 @ 05:42 pm
There's been some discussion in the impromptu dance party thread about having in-person meet-ups (otherwise known as "mini-cons") at some point in the vague and misty future. (Personally? I'm all for this idea, because it's a TON of fun to watch/meta/flail with a bunch of other fans over just about anything.)

So I made a poll in google docs, to see if anyone else might be interested, and get some basic information so we can start planning such a thing (or things, you don't know. ;) )

PLEASE NOTE: There is NOTHING in this poll that records your personal information - not your name, your LJ handle, nada. I just want to get a general idea of what area(s) might have the most interest and what type of thing we might want to organize and so on. So please, take a moment and let us know how you feel about this. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask! :)

PLEASE NOTE (the second): You don't have to have/use google or gmail to see and respond to the poll, it's pretty much just a normal web page.

The Poll of Interest(ing Things)
Current Mood: curious
23 August 2012 @ 10:29 am
We have 500 people watching this comm.

Let me say it again: We have 500 people watching this comm. And 442 members.

On May 6, 2012, when this bar was opened, we had 4 (and yes, those four consisted of your beloved mods who saw a little film called Avengers and had some feelings and just wanted a place to find some fic and geek out.)

So, in honor of this momentous occasion, I hereby declare it to be Friday one day early. Bring me your squee, your flail, your randomness, your Renner Problems, your Scarlett Feelings, your team!shawarma love, your pics, your gifs, your thinky thoughts, your what-the-heck-ever you like. Today is a day of jubilee, my friends.


I love everyone in this bar.

17 August 2012 @ 10:53 am
Time for a good, old-fashioned hoedown of spammage and silliness and REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF.

So much various and sundry it almost won't fit under a cut....WARNINGS FOR HIGHLY PROBLEMATIC EVERYTHING. (this is why I should not be allowed to eat carbs. you give me a bagel in the morning and i get delusions of grandeur. going back to green things and protein shakes, stat.)

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