06 May 2017 @ 02:17 am
IMPORTANT MOD MESSAGE: as posted on LJ our community has moved to Dreamwidth. We will be maintaing a presence on LJ with a monthly news and links post. Welcome to [community profile] be_compromised mark 2!

WELCOME AND RULES: our Welcome and Rules Post has been updated and reposted to Dreamwidth. Please take a moment to read (or reread) those. If you have any questions message a mod :)

ALL THE THINGS FRIDAY: is available for your weekend entertainment. There's a new sign up post HERE where you can sign up, make suggestions, and see what's coming next. If there's anything you'd like to see on the comm, we'd love to hear from you.

COMM ANNIBIRTHDAY PARTY: is happening over HERE. It's a weekend-long, happy 4th birthday and happy Dreamwidth move day party and YOU are invited!

COMMUNITY BANNER: This month's is a classic Avengers pose from [personal profile] perpetuations. We'd love some new banners for our shiny new comm! Send them in to be_compromised@hotmail.com
A few things to note... )

IN THE WIDER WORLD WEB: Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy volume 2 yet?!

Any challenge/events happening online? Got recs? Anything else relevant to our interests? Let us know in the comments!
03 May 2017 @ 08:39 pm
Hello and welcome to [community profile] be_compromised!

Here’s a little tour of what we like to call ‘our bar’, as in this is the best bar. Allow me to offer you a true bar welcome: pull up a stool, grab yourself a drink, and get comfy :)

tour behind the cut: about us, things that happen here, rules, and some links relevant to your interests )
17 April 2017 @ 09:46 pm
We are currently in the process of importing the community to Dreamwidth (where it is also be_compromised) as on the discussion post people seemed in favour of at least backing up the community there. Please be aware that the queues for importing are currently long and then there will be coding that will need amending. We are also still dicussing our options, as in how we're actually going to use the Dreamwidth side. So please don't use the Dreamwidth community for anything just yet! Although feel free to join it as a memember :)

In the meantime, we'd still like to hear your thoughts on this discussion post. We're listening and we're using this to discuss as mods what direction the comm takes.

Thank you!

Your Mods
12 April 2017 @ 11:37 pm
For those who might not be aware, since the start of 2017 there have been changes to Livejournal with servers moving to Russia and, most recently, a change in LJ Terms & Conditions.  We would like to share with you some of our thoughts on this and then we would like the community's input, with a view to possibly making some changes. Your mods may be manning the bar, but without all of YOU there is no community. Your views are important so please do comment after reading. Thank you.

Please be aware that your mods are nowhere near the likes of Tony Stark in technical knowledge and futurist thinking, however: never asumme that information you post on any social media is entirely private. Social media companies hold the rights to your information (see: instagram owns all your photos, see: you can never completely delete your Facebook). In addition, unless you are very, very good there will be someone better than you who can crack your security; we can take precautions but we are not immune. This has not changed with LJ. It's just that instead of LJ being in Trump's America it's now in Putin's Russia. Your opinions on those administrations and on your online rights associated with companies located within them are your own.

Our Position: Your mods are not panicking, but we are wary of these changes. They do not at first glance impact the main activities of this community - a main change in the T&Cs concerns politics for example - but with things such as this and Russia's LBGTQ rights record we are wary. We also, of course, have to take into account our members. If the majority of you move elsewhere then it would make sense for the community to follow the community.

Dreamwidth: An alternate social media site that we could host the community on is Dreamwidth. It is relatively easy to import a community there from LJ. There are pros and cons to Dreamwidth vs LJ and these are different for personal journals and communities. KEY POINTS: we could import the entire community including all of the comments to Dreamwidth. You can't crosspost on communities and future comments would not crosspost, although we could re-import the community on a semi-regular basis. Dreamwidth has an OpenID log in system so that you can comment there using an LJ, and other, online identities - you do NOT have to have a personal Dreamwidth account to post to a Dreamwidth community (although it makes it easier). None of your mods are familiar with Dreamwidth and there may be stumbling blocks that we wouldn't know about until we trip over them.

Options under consideration:

1) We keep the community on LJ. We back it up on Dreamwidth and re-import to Dreamwidth on a semi-regular basis to keep it current. We do not moderate or use the Dreamwidth version. It remains inactive unless needed in the future.

2) We keep the LJ community AND have a Dreamwidth community. How this would work: we re-import semi-regularly to Dreamwidth, we comment on both, we moderate both, we keep both active. Dreamwidth would have BOTH LJ and Dreamwidth posts. LJ would just have LJ posts. Dreamwidth would (hopefully) end up with the comments from both. LJ would just have LJ comments. 

3) We move the community to Dreamwidth and maintain a presence on LJ. Dreamwidth would be the main community but monthly/ on a semi-regular basis we would post a summary post to LJ with links to Dreamwidth posts and activity, so people on LJ would know what was going on and could either comment/chat on LJ or use OpenID to comment on Dreamwidth.

4) We move to Dreamwidth completely. We archive the LJ version and don't use it at all.

For easy commenting you can copy and paste the following. Or you can just comment with whatever you think about all of this. The important thing is that we have a discussion as a community, so please do comment. There is no deadline for this post and we open to changing our minds (again) in the future. However, if you could comment before MONDAY 17th APRIL that would be helpful.


PLEASE NOTE: please be respectful of other people's opinions, emotions, and countries. Think debate, not argument. Thank you.

Your Mods
16 February 2017 @ 08:59 am
Hi all, just in case you haven't already spotted it: fills are open at the Valentine's Mini Promptathon!!!

The deadline for fills is midnight Eastern 21st 28th February because fills have been extended by a week! Multiple fills are a delight. Remember to include a title, rating, and appropriate warnings in the subject line of your fill. (As ever, we welcome creative works after the fact but they won't be added to the masterlist.)

05 September 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Promptathon 2016 is now officially over. 38 days, 459 comments on 7 pages, 26 fills, and that’s a wrap for this year’s summer promptathon! Huge thanks for everyone who prompted, created, beta read, commented, waved those cheerleading pompoms, and took part.

If you still have prompt fills that you’re working on or feel inspired by prompts now or in the future, you can still create things for them and post them to the community as usual. We’ll love them; they just won’t count as part of promptathon.

If your fills aren’t already on the Masterlist please comment to the Masterlist post with:
- the title
- the rating/any warnings
- the prompt/a link to the prompt
- a link to your fill where it is on the promptathon thread

for your works to be added so we don’t miss anything!

Also, if you have any promptathon icons or graphics, inspired by promptathon or participation graphics, share a link with us in the comments to that post and we’ll get those added too.

Until next time folks, enjoy trawling through the Masterlist and carry on being amazing! :)
29 August 2016 @ 11:27 pm
Reminder that PROMPTATHON 2016 closes for fills at the end of THIS SUNDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER.

If you don't have time to finish your fills don't worry, you can still post them to the community at a later date and we will still love them, they just won't be included as part of promptathon.

Also a reminder to PLEASE COMMENT TO THE MASTERLIST WITH YOUR FILLS. It was looking a little short so I've just had a trawl through the main post and found a pile that weren't on the Masterlist. Help us not to miss any!

Counting down to the end of summer...
14 August 2016 @ 04:50 pm
Promptathon will be closing for prompts in about 5-6 hours so time to throw in a bunch of last minute ideas!

Folks, I hate to do it, BUT PROMPTATHON IS NOW CLOSED FOR PROMPTS. Fills are open until Sunday 4th September. CREATE LIKE CRAZY.
30 September 2015 @ 08:44 pm
Because we have some things relevant to your interests on the way...

SECRET SANTA: Yes, it's that time again. Yes, already. This year's gone so fast I think my calendar's broken! The sign up post for this year will be going up this weekened, so watch this space. You will have a week to sign up and then we're managing this in a similar way to the AU Fest earlier this year, which means there will then also be a short window of time to select which requests you'd prefer to fill. More details soon!

ALL THE THINGS FRIDAY: is morphing into something extra special in the countdown to Christmas the Winter holiday of your choice Secret Santa gifts happening. Get ready, because for the next three months ATTF is becoming a fortnightly weekend extravaganza! Every two weeks there'll be a Friday post as usual - we have some fun things being planned! - which will then fun ALL WEEKEND. The first will be up this week. (And the calendar-savvy amongst you will notice that yes, this means Halloween weekend will be an ATTF weekend. OH YES.)

COMMUNITY BANNER: This month is another creation by [livejournal.com profile] perpetuations To nobody's surprise, I am loving the circus element :D If you'd like to make a banner for the community please do, we love to see them, send them in to be_compromised@hotmail.com
A few rules for new banners... )

Feedback and thinky thoughts? Things you would really like to see happening on the comm? Anything else going on in the wider internet relevant to our interests? Comment away!
29 May 2015 @ 06:56 pm
The hawk-eyed among you may have noticed that we've added [livejournal.com profile] findthesea to all the modly contact information on the comm. We've now increased the mod team to five people to keep up with you lovely lot! So warm, best bar welcome to [livejournal.com profile] findthesea!

We're also seeing new faces and returning faces in the bar following Age of Ultron, so welcome and welcome back!

And this all seems like a good time for a getting-to-know you, friending style, All The Things Friday. So copy and paste the following into a comment, grab yourself a drink from the bar, and let’s have some 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.)

If you haven’t already read the rules and our post-AOU message please do :)
And if you have any ideas for an ATTF post or would like to host a ATTF the latest sign up post is here!
11 May 2015 @ 08:21 pm
First up, as of TODAY - Monday 11th May - [livejournal.com profile] be_compromised will no longer be a spoiler free zone for Age of Ultron. We have plans for fun things and monitoring spoiler cuts all over the place will be too messy. Apologies to people who have yet to see the film and we hope you get to see it soon!

On that note, in light of Age of Ultron here’s how we see our community moving forward:

As per the sticky post at the top and as per our profile page, we are and always will be a community for fans of Clint Barton aka Hawkeye and Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, individually as well as paired together as friends, partners, lovers, or spouses. What that means following Age of Ultron is that we will happily take all the denial fic and AUs where Clint/Natasha is a thing and all the canon-compliant fic where Clint & Natasha is a thing, and basically, as always, we will take and discuss anything that has a focus on Natasha and/or Clint.

Which means we’re also interested in the new dynamic with Laura, whether that’s Clint/Natasha/Laura or Clint/Laura with Auntie Natasha, or even Clint/Laura with a strong focus on Clint or, yes, even Natasha/Bruce with the focus on Natasha. Or just Clint or just Natasha, or any other pairing combinations or platonic combinations you like. Go wild! As long as there’s a focus on Clint and/or Natasha :)

One of our community rules is that character bashing and ship wars are assassinable offences. We love difference in opinion and discussing all the things, but we also want to keep this bar a positive fandom space. Please keep in mind that we are about the love.

So, we’re going to be exploring the new dynamics following the Age of Ultron reveal! Watch this space!

In the meantime we have shiny, new community tags for fanworks:

fanwork: age of ultron for all your works dealing with this
fanwork: aou divergent for all your works pretending these events never happened – be that everyone still lives in the Tower, killer bots never happened, or farm what farm
fanwork: on the farm for all your farming requirements
fanwork: polyamory for Clint/Natasha/Laura, Clint/Natasha/Laura/Bruce, Clint/Natasha/Bucky…any and all combinations your muse can come up with
fanwork: platonic for when the existing ‘fanwork: partners/buddycops’ just isn’t enough for the depth of best friend Clint & Natasha feelings

Remember, we do already have a whole bunch of other tags in the guide to tags and tagging for the completely AU, for team fic, and a whole heap of others. Don’t see a fanwork tag for what you need? Just let us know!

Your Mods x
11 October 2013 @ 12:00 am
A Message From Your Mods:

Hi all, we'd just like you all to know that [livejournal.com profile] workerbee73 and [livejournal.com profile] thrace_adama have decided to step down as mods for this community. They've been fantastic to work with and will be missed, but have promised to still be around the bar when they can. Joining the mod team we have [livejournal.com profile] frea_o and [livejournal.com profile] enigma731. Look out for their co-hosted ATTF coming soon to give them a warm welcome! We still work the same way as a mod team, with a message to one of us being to all, and the comm rules remain the same, so carry on, as you were :D

Your Mods

Reminders and Notices:

Banner by [livejournal.com profile] frea_o, Art by lettiebobettie, clickable banner!

Secret Santa 2013 is upon us! You can sign up to take part in the exchange HERE, but don’t delay, the DEADLINE IS 9AM GMT MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER.

You can also join in as a pinch hitter, beta reader, member of the graphics team, cheerleader, or a community gift creator. Phew! Find out more here.

Psst, our bar now has our very own tumblr!!! At the moment we’re hoping to use this to keep people up to date about community activities, feel free to submit your fics and fanworks, and maybe we’ll find some new friends from tumblr. Watch this space!

And don’t forget we have all our usual fun happening:

The deadline for the November Community Banner Challenge is Sunday 27th October. No submissions yet!

You can still sign up to host or suggest ideas for an All The Things Friday.

Unfinished Fic Wednesdays: working on anything that you'd like support and encouragement on from the bar? Send 500-1000 words to bc.unfinished@gmail.com (including a rating and warnings) and we'll be right on that!

Anything else happening in the online world relevant to [livejournal.com profile] be_compromised’s interests? Share away!
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!!!
17 June 2013 @ 07:59 pm
A few general messages from your mods:

- Please do cut anything that might be considered a spoiler. So that’s anything that hasn’t been in a film, book, or comic that’s been released a good while ago, or production, speculation, or news articles about those. There are some people who don’t even like to watch trailers in case of spoilers for the main event. Be kind; if in doubt, cut it.

- We’re aware that there’s some bad noise in online places at the moment, particular around Captain America 2: Winter Soldier, and we want to thank you for continuing to play nice here. Keep it up, you wonderful people you :)

Some links and reminders:

The deadline for the JULY BANNER CHALLENGE is coming up on this Sunday July 23rd, so get those entries in. We could use some more! And don’t forget you can make up to three each.

UNFINSHED FIC WEDNESDAY has been quiet for a while. If you’d like to send in 100-1000 words of your unfinished story for encouragement, creative support group help, or just some cheerleading, send those in to bc.unfinished@gmail.com with your LJ name, ratings, and warnings (or choose not to warn).

Heroine Big Bang artist claims are starting at 7pm EST. (Here be many tantalising summaries for fics and art. I want to read all of the ones with Natasha!)

And it’s a ten word fills day at comment fics if you fancy some quick prompts and fills today.

Let us know if there’s anything else gong on relevant to our interests, and Happy Monday!
07 May 2013 @ 02:59 pm
an important post-Age Of Ultron message from your mods

Hello and welcome to [livejournal.com profile] be_compromised!

Here’s a little tour of what we like to call ‘our bar’ (as in this is the best bar and lots of bar jokes) and the good yacht (other pairings have ships, we have a yacht!) Clint/Natasha.

tour behind the cut: about us, things that happen around here, and some links relevant to your interests )
17 April 2013 @ 05:42 pm
First off, a message from your mods:

Our hearts are saddened by the events in Boston and by every instance where senseless violence takes innocent lives. We send all our thoughts and wishes out to each and every member of this bar, and especially those who may have been directly affected. Fandom can seem like such a trivial thing sometimes, but it can also be a place of solace and comfort and if we could reach through the interwebs right now and hug everyone we would. Stay safe and stay well.

- The Mod Team

Links and Reminders

We could really use some more entries for the May Community Banner Challenge! DETAILS HERE. There are two options for this month’s challenge: 1) ‘Geekery’ interpret as you will 2) ‘Where's your towel?’ which is make a banner a little...hotter than our usual fair, although still safe for work please :) Remember, you can make up to three banners each so feel free to take a shot at both options! The deadline is Tuesday 23rd April.

If you feel like hosting, co-hosting, and/or suggesting topics for an All The Things Friday there's a SIGN-UP AND TOPICS POST HERE. Lots of Fridays in 2013 still up for grabs, and let us know the kinds of Friday parties you'd like to see!

If you'd like to be featured on UNFINISHED FIC WEDNESDAY send 100-1000 words of fic to bc.unfinished@gmail.com, with your LJ name, warnings, and a rating.

[livejournal.com profile] _samalander has a post about Clint/Natasha authors at the AO3 FUNDRAISER AUCTION Bidding open through April 25th.

Looking to chat about Iron Man 3 spoilers? Then try THIS POST. Looking for someone to meet up and maybe watch Iron Man 3 with? Then try THIS POST.

Anything else you'd like to point the bar to that's relevant to our interests, comment with links :D
11 March 2013 @ 10:00 pm
Greetings to the bar!

Don't know if this has already been posted here (long comment threads are long, y'all ^_^) but I just got some new info passed my way, and thought it might be Relevant to Your Interests:  there's now an AO3 feed set up on Tumblr for Clint/Natasha!

If you have a Tumblr, you can follow the feed and your dashboard will automatically get a heads-up post every time a new fic is posted in the Clint/Natasha tag on AO3.  (Obviously you can get email notifications for authors and fics you subscribe to, but this is a way to find NEW or unknown fic and authors without having to troll the AO3 tags)  The dashboard posts link straight to the fic, and if you really love something you can reblog to all your followers too.

Here's the link:       ao3feed-clintxnat.tumblr.com

30 January 2013 @ 09:41 am
**leans in close**


Mini Valentine's Day Promptathon is coming. Details at this Friday's ATTF. <3

You did not see me. I was not here.
13 January 2013 @ 10:11 pm
Two Important announcements/questions:

The AO3 Collection

They've fixed the bug preventing everyone from using the 2012 Collection in the AO3 archive. If you'd like to go back in and edit your fic to add it to the collection (or if you haven't posted it on AO3 yet but would like to add it to the collection when you do, please use the following collection name):


(I recommend copy and pasting that phrase exactly, including the underscores.) It will show up on the auto-complete eventually, but someone at the archive is going to have to go in and adjust it, so it may be a few days. But I've tested it, and as long as you copy and paste that phrase exactly into the space for "Post to Collections/Challenges" it should work fine.

If you've previously added your fic to the parent collection (which should not be used for this year's submissions) "Be Compromised's Secret Santa Exchange" please go in and change the collection it's a part of. I think I got a message to everyone over on AO3 already in it but just in case.


Our very own [livejournal.com profile] frea_o has offered to collect all of this year's Secret Santa submissions into an ebook for us (for the personal use of everyone on the comm, not for sale of course) - but we need to get everyone's permission to use their fic before we add it to the book. I've screened the comments for this post, but I need for everyone who wrote a fic (or fics) to please leave a comment letting us know if it's alright for her to use your work (with full credit/author's names etc).
The reveals are all posted, and the master list is updated and current. If you see anything missing that you think should be in the master list, please please please let either myself or [livejournal.com profile] anuna_81 know ASAP so I can get it corrected.

The Numbers:

A total of 56 participants produced:

152 icons
102 Banners
58 fics
5 collages
4 wallpapers
1 original fan art
1 mix
1 vid

You guys are amazing.  :D

A note about AO3 posting archiving:

We are working on an AO3 collection, but it's NOT ready yet. When/if you go to post your work on AO3, you may find a collection listed as "Be Compromised's Secret Santa Exchange" please DO NOT select this collection. If you do, your work will show up on the archive as "Anonymous". That's meant to be the master collection, and we're having a bit of trouble getting the specific 2012 collection set up correctly. I've got a help ticket in with the site to try and get it worked out, and will let everyone know when it's up and running and we'll go from there.

You can go ahead and post your work there, you'll just need to go back in and edit the collection information later. Also, most everyone here is on AO3, and you can indicate when you post who a work is "gifted" to - if you have any questions about setting that up, please comment here and we'll try to help you out.

If you aren't sure how your giftee is listed on AO3, your best bet is probably to PM them here on LJ and see if they have an account there or a preference as to how they're listed.