So, we haven't had one of these for a while.  But it's summer time, some of us are on holidays, even travelling (I'm at an airport, en route to Crete as I write this).  What better time to remember that Clint and Natasha have been virtually everywhere on the planet, doing good and killing bad guys?  Or even just relaxing and levelling out after the latest alien invasion or brain melt.

So, tell us about your favourite head canon:  Where do they go to relax?  What is their MOST or LEAST favourite place they've ever been on mission (and yes, Budapest counts)?  Why?

Have they ever been to your home town?  What would they find there?

Or meta for us.  What do you make of those tossed-off references, like Budapest?  "He's in Afghanistan."  That snippet from Abidjan on the computer.  What grabs you when people throw those into a fic?

Give us a prompt, a three-sentence fic, or rec us a story (or three).  And yes, self-recs are good!

And:

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 May 2016 @ 08:32 pm
Hello Best of Bars!

Time for a little Friday something.  Most of us here write fan fiction, and those of us who don't, read it.  Or make cool art.  And when you do any of these things, you will have come across things that make you go, "WAIT.  Did they just make that up?  No -- can't be.  It's too familiar.  Must be from ..."

Chances are, you've come across fanon.  Some idea or factoid that has turned up so often, it's become Truth.  Like those things:

- Coulson recruited Clint.
- Natasha drinks tea.
- He made that different call because he watched her care for civilians/children/a kitten.


That's fanon -- fan-made canon.

If you're the only one who has one of those ideas, that's head canon.  Sometimes, you get the ultimate compliment from a reader:  "head canon accepted."  And if that happens often enough, your brilliant idea can turn into fanon!

Finally, there are the fanfic formats we all love so much, people have turned them into bingos:  the good old tropes"  H/C, friends-to-lovers, body swaps, sex pollen...

All of it adds up to making fan fic into something comfy and familiar that you can pull over your shoulders like an old blanket at the end of a tiring day at the coal face of life.  So, here's the challenge:

-  Tell us your favourite fanon and tropes -- ideally with a fic rec? (And yes, fic self recs are cool!  Help our newbies find your stuff!!!)
-  Or give us a three-sentence fic with one!
-  Which are the ones you can't stand, and wish that they would disappear back under the rock whence they crawled?
-  Tell us your favourite head canon(s)!
-  Maybe you have an instance where your head canon turned up in a movie and you had that delicious moment of wondering whether Joss Whedon read your fic?

Go forth and prosper -- all weekend long! (It's a three-day one here in Europe, so yay! us...)

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 March 2015 @ 07:17 pm
Dearest and Best of Bars:

You will probably have seen dire predictions of click for mild spoiling )for Age of Ultron, and painstaking exegesis of every frame that leads to click for more mild spoilering commentary )

But note:  If you're all negative and paranoid about what's to come, this post is not for you. Because this post is for people who are ***excited*** about what's in store for us come May (or late April, if you're lucky enough to live in Europe or Oz) and who are ***positive*** that they'll have a good time with that movie!!!  People who can't wait to see more of our favourites. I mean, there's lots to be excited about:

SPOILER CUT! (don't open if you really don't want to know!! )

The list goes on.

So tell us: What are you looking forward to? [livejournal.com profile] rebelliousrose-- this one's for you and your earlier query -- what do you think of the trailers? Have you already written or read some anticipatory soon-to-be-Jossed AoU fic? Found any particularly cook gifs made from those trailers? Pre-booked your tickets? Let's do some major squeeing together!!!

Please put spoilers under a cut for those who just want to squee, but not to be spoiled!!


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.)
 
 
03 January 2015 @ 07:45 am
Title: Double Deuce
Characters/Relationships: Tony Stark, Peter Quill, Natasha Romanoff (Tony/Pepper and Natasha/Clint implied)
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: Tony really should know better than walk into another bar the week before Christmas.

Author's Note: This was written for igrockspock's holiday exchange, for enkanowen, based on the irresistible prompt "Tony Stark and Peter Quill walk into a bar."  My first time writing Tony POV ... Lord, that man can be a snob. I wasn't sure whether I should post here as it's not directly Clint/Natasha ... let me know if I did wrong ...

Read on AO3 here or on FFN here.
 
 
02 August 2014 @ 10:35 pm
The Good Ship C/N Promptathon
of Magic and Joy: Round 3



Break out the confetti canons!!

RULES ON POSTING SUBMISSIONS
(please read before you post! <3)


The Rules. Just follow these three easy steps!

1. Leave a Prompt.
Prompts can be anything--simple or elaborate, words or pictures, songs or poems, lyrics or phrases. Anything that, to you, inspires a C/N fanwork. Use your imagination. Go WILD. All we ask is that you place anything NSFW under a cut or link, use trigger warnings when appropriate, and place anything spoiler-y under a cut with a warning. As this is a Clint/Natasha promptathon, your prompts and fanworks can include other characters, but the central focus must be on Clint and/or Natasha. If you’re posting large images, please be mindful of members with slower Internet connections and place the image under a cut or link.

And leave as many prompts as you want. I’m serious. Keep coming back, y’all. We want all the prompts we can possibly get Also, be sure to leave each prompt as a separate comment.

2. Wait a week.
Keep leaving prompts and plan your fanworks! This is a time for celebration and creating all of the things. Work hard, shippers.

3. Submit C/N fanwork like there is no tomorrow.
All submissions should either be posted here or linked to this post via a comment. We will make an official post about rules in the time leading up to submissions. Please read it before posting, as responsible partying is to be encouraged at all times.

Timeline

Prompting starts today, August 2nd and will remain open until August 9th. Submissions will start on August 16th, and will remain open until August 31st.  It is, in fact, A WHOLE MONTH OF PROMPTATHON.

If you can’t complete your fanwork by August 31st, that’s okay. You’re still welcome to post your fanwork to the community! However, the promptathon masterlist will only include fanworks from August 16-31.

What we hope to accomplish with all this promptathon-iness:


  • A chance to get in the game. Been wanting to jump into the C/N fanwork scene but not sure where to start? Now’s the time. There’s no length requirement on the works submitted, you can focus on drabbles and vidlets and short and sweet projects (or do longer more epic stuff if that strikes your fancy as well).  It’s really entirely up to you. We’re just hoping to provide a fun, no-pressure environment. If all you want to do is post prompts and share in the squee, that’s fine too!




  • Meet new and awesome people. Newbie or lurker? Here is the perfect opportunity to say hello!



  • Ship like you’ve never shipped before.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact the mod team.

Have fun, everyone. Now fly, my pretties, fly!

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.


Thanks to everyone who participated!
 
 
A few weeks ago, I whinged to some of you about how disappointed I was that a total fluff piece I had written had received more hits and kudos in the space of 12 hours than my previous, more serious piece had in a week.

And that led me to thinking:  Exactly what moved me to consider -- even just for a moment -- that the one fic was somehow more worthy than the other?  Was I judging people's tastes (kind of odd, since I had written both pieces, obviously so that they would be read)?  Can we really compare apples and oranges?  And I think the answer is probably that yes we can, but not based on the premise that one is intrinsically better or more worthy of our attention than the other.  If I’m in the mood for an orange, no apple will ever scratch that itch, and vice versa. Both can be perfect, in their own way.

So here’s the thing:  I adore fluff.  And crack.  I love writing it, I love reading it, and I will be the first to stand up and declare that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with having no other authorial ambition than to entertain.  (After all, is that not why we read comics and go see films like “The Avengers”?)  We live in a world that makes demands on it in every direction, and sometimes we just need to escape, sit back and chuckle, or dream, or watch a penguin chasing a scientist across the ice on YouTube.

As the Bard said in The Tempest, “now I want spirits to enforce, art to enchant.”

For that purpose and no other, let’s have your thoughts and recs – tell us of stories that have amused or bewitched you; the times when one made you smile, or forget; or the reasons you love them.  Why you wrote one, and which one that is (self-recs are good!).  Or give us a new fluffy little something in a comment ficlet!  As you wish …

Here’s a couple to get you started (I picked those tagged as “fluff” or “crack” by the authors themselves):

[livejournal.com profile] eiluned’s The Pixar Movie Thing (rated T, no warnings)

[livejournal.com profile] sarea_okelani’s The Observable Universe (rated T, no warnings)

[livejournal.com profile] frea_o’s http://archiveofourown.org/works/614440 (rated T, no warnings)

And above all:  Have fun!

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.)
 
 
Current Mood: amused
 
 
28 February 2014 @ 11:56 pm
Hello, lovely bar patrons! I hope you've all had a good week.

This ATTF is all about the hidden gems of this lovely fandom. Here is the space to rec great fics that, in your opinion, have flown under the radar and deserve more readers. Authors get more readers, readers get to see fic they might have otherwise overlooked, everyone wins!

Please provide the title of the fic with a link, the author's name, the rating and whether there are any warnings listed, as well as a brief statement about why you recommend this fic.

Feedback is love in fandom land, so if you find a fic from these recs that you enjoy, it would be great if you could let the author know your appreciation in the form of kudos, comments etc.

Here are some recs of my own to start off:

Hyperfocal Distance, by [livejournal.com profile] frea_o. Rated Teen, warnings for non-explicit violence, threats of non-con and human trafficking. The journalism AU you've always wanted! This is what a truly great AU should be, where everyone still feels in character, but the new setting brings out their traits in surprising, fresh ways. It's also long and plotty, so if you want a fic to sink your teeth into, this is the one.

Dust and Love and Sweat, by [livejournal.com profile] _samalander. Rated Explicit, warnings for graphic violence. Mission fic that ends in very, very hot, beautifully written smut, with great insight into what makes Clint and Natasha tick. What more could you want?

Here the City Code is Lock and Load, by Sproid. Rated Explicit, no warnings listed. I'm a sucker for a good post-apocalyptic AU, and this one is great. It manages to give you just enough of a glimpse at what might have happened to give you an idea, but ultimately the focus is on Clint and Natasha's relationship and how they cope under difficult circumstances. Definitely give this one a read.

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.)
 
 
You've heard the rumours, including right here in this lovely bar.  Clicked on and squeed over the articles:  Rumours of a Black Widow solo film!  And ... will there be Hawkeye movie, too?

Now's the time to stop drooling or staring into faraway spaces, and to get busy!  Show Joss what he could do with such amazing, smoking hot material!  Here's your chance to sketch out a complete plot, a scene, or an "other Avenger" cameo for the movie(s) you've been pining for.  Hell, why be modest -- give us the whole arc, leading from CA2 to Age of Ultron and beyond, to BW1 and 2, or Hawkeye: The Ronin Years.  Make Hollywood pass the Bechdel test -- give us BW and Melinda May, being total ninjas as they hunt for the missing Captain Marvel.

I think you get the idea?  :-)  Here's hoping you're not prompted out from the Great Valentine Extravaganza!  And since we're not looking for complete scripts but story outlines (although little scenes would be nice, too...) the non-writers in this bar need not feel shy.  This is your chance for equal-opportunity-mayhem-on-the-hoof!

Oh, and if you think there's That Perfect Fic out there that would make a terrific movie script (be it back story or mission/adventure), why not give us a rec while you're at it?  Or your thinky thoughts about why a movie (or two) starring one or more of our favourite assassins is evidence of the Zeitgeist.

Go nuts!

<small>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.)</small>
 
 
Current Mood: optimistic
 
 
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 ...)

HERE GOES:

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
 
 
Hello dearest bar! It's that time of the week! Are you ready to have some fun here? Today we should discuss (and if you choose, do) some personality tests. You know, those quizzy type of things that usually tell you what kind of bookshelf you are (messy, fancy, pretty... okay, I'm kidding), or give you some kind of profile, telling you about your most important personality traits? So here's what we can do:

1. I have a couple of fun links to quizzes and tests you can fill out, report here and tell everyone what kind of results you got, if you're surprised or not surprised at all

2. discuss and imagine how this would go with Clint and Natasha - every organization like SHIELD has psych evals. What do you think how that works at SHIELD? What kind of profile would Clint get? Is Natasha able to cheat on her psych evals? Is there some kind of running joke, for example, a competition who can give most outlandish answers to intern psychologists and give them a scare (this totally should happen in fic). Do agents try to find out about their results? Do you imagine Clint, Nat, Avengers, or other characters from MCU/Marvel taking one of those Hogwarts house tetsts and then freaking over the results?

3. have fun and get to know each other better, discuss everything and anything

Anyway, the whole point of it all is to have fun, so here we go.

1. Myers-Briggs personality test - this is a serious one, and it takes a little bit of time to fill out, but usually gives pretty good insight into personality traits.

2. the four temperaments test - somewhat simpler, it gives you a basic idea of your personality type.

3. Hogwarts house sorting test - what it says on the lid, it sorts you into one of 4 Hogwarts houses from harry Potter universe. It's a fun thing to do if you're a fan. (Also, can someone fill this one out as Clint or Natasha? That would be fun).

4. The Golden Compass Daemon test - again, based on a book - Phillip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials - discover what kind of animal your daemon would be :)

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.)
 
 
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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)
 
 
Hi all!

So I was thinking all day yesterday and though significant part of today what I should put into the intro part of this post, considering our topic. I mean how do you talk about crack and humor? I find it's hard to define it, so I looked for some help. Here's what Urban Dictionary says:

1. crackfic
A type of fanfiction (or original fiction) that is intentionally unbelievable and insane; often humorous. Usually short, one-shot stoires.


2. crackfic
A type of fiction where it is believed that the author must be on crack to have written such a story because it's so bizarre or off the wall
Often, a facial expression after reading one of these crackfics is 'O.O' or 'O.o'


[livejournal.com profile] cybermathwitch just shared this bit of comic-verse with me:



(That's Wolverine, Spiderman and Clint, discussing a show called "Dog Cops". In which, apparently, actual dogs are involved. I'd say this is a good illustration of what crack is and how it's supposed to work - make you tilt your head just slightly and crack up about the idea, the content or both).

From a writer's perspective, crackfics (and humoristic fics) are a special kind of challenge. I like layered humor, with lots of references and good banter, so that's what I try to write myself. I know that writing crack makes me think outside the box, which is fun and good for my writing skills. Crack is often funny, but there are examples when it's not - while the premise of Tangled up in blue by [livejournal.com profile] im_ridiculous might sound cracky (Clint as a country music singer), the final product is everything but funny. It's an in-depth take on a man who owns little but his regrets, his messed up life and considerable problem with alcohol. (If you head over there to read - I linked you to most recent chapter, where are the links to previous chapters, make sure you read the warnings:)

Humorous or not, I find crack is often the best when it explores things, even subtly, so it gives us both the thinky thoughts and laughs as we read. For the occasion of the Valentine's Day Mini Promptathon I wrote two crackfics - It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage (teen, warnings for language and hospital setting) one in which Clint and Natasha are movie stars for a prompt [livejournal.com profile] inkvoices had left. I poked fun at entertainment industry and celebrity world, but also attempted to come up with Avengers - movie paralels. Hopefully that worked out. The other one was Bop Bop Baby (rating: mature; warnings: some language and sexual content), for multiple prompts, but basically SHIELD Valentine's Day tradition and one thing that came up in promptathon post discussion, namely Clint singing boyband songs to Natasha. (If there is off the wall idea, that has to be one). A particularly big challenge regarding this fic was coming up with pop culture and musical references and making them work within story. It was fun (and dear God, you should have seen my writing playlist), but I think all the effort paid off.

Enough of tooting my own horn, I have some recs for you, and mind you, the purpose is to enable you to post your own recs - to fanfiction, but also videos and art that you find cracky and funny. Also!! Link us to your own cracky and funny works, be it fic or art or vids! Tell us about cracky scenarios you'd like to see written or turned into art! Everything goes, as long as it's funny and fun and Clint/Natasha flavored.

1. Love you like a love song by [livejournal.com profile] alwayslera -- in which Natasha and Steve are trying to understand pop songs, and the team doesn't get spared. Clint/Natasha, Steve and Natasha friendship. The author warns for lot of angst and some fluff. A very funny, chock-full-of-feels stuff.

2. Bechdel test by [livejournal.com profile] frea_o; in which Tony has concerns for his teammates and ends up verbally ass-kicked by Natasha and Maria Hill. You can have three guesses on which Team Clint is. Apart from being a funny fic, it's also a clever take on the purpose of Bechdel test.

3. Similar to a piece of string by [livejournal.com profile] ashen_key in which Natasha is called to work and Fury ends up looking after BlackHawk baby. Guys, just think- Nick. Goddamn. Fury. BABYSITTING. Need I say more? No warnings.

4. They Will Rock You by [livejournal.com profile] hufflepuffsneak which was just posted, and written for the mini promptathon prompt "Knight's Tale AU". As far as I can tell, we're off to a great adventure with fake Sir Clint and his friend Steve who plan to enter knight tourneys just to raise enough money for their purposes. There is a certain Lady Natasha as well, along with Sir Fury, Jane the Blacksmith, Lord and Lady Stark, Darcy Lewis, the Princes Odinson, Father Banner and the Winter Knight. I just read and loved it.

Enough from me! You guys know what to do! :D
 
 
You know that old song from "Sound of music"? Goes something like.... these are some of my favorite things? Sort of? Yeah? How about we do that here, today?

In other words, my beloved bar, I'm inviting you to free-for-all, polite anarchy, post all your favorite Clint/Natasha things, discuss them, and flail about them! Favorite movie moment, favorite quotes, favorite pics or gifs (and gif wars, yes please). favorite fic you read and favorite thing you've written yourself, videos, artwork, something else? One thing, many things, or as many favorites you can think of! Favorite theme, cliche or trope used in fic? favorite kind of AU? favorite genre? Anything goes, as long as it's good fun. :)

Or, just hop in and have a good time, because it's Friday and we're in the best bar ever and drinks are cold and ready to be served with a side of crack and good jokes. Also, we can do prompts and comment fics and discussions (deep discussions, shallow discussions)... as long as it's one big party!

Aaaaanddd, just one more suggestion before we kick this off. Can we keep things in separate threads? You know, a thread for picspam, a thread for discussion.... etc... if a thread you'd like to see isn't there just start it and invite people over.

Ready, set, GO!

 
 
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


 
 
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?