25 December 2016 @ 12:10 am
Thank you to everyone who’s taken part this year, from the gift creators to beta readers and cheerleaders. A special thanks to our pinch hitter [livejournal.com profile] kiss_me_cassie and to [livejournal.com profile] perpetuations and [livejournal.com profile] enigma731 for their gorgeous banners!

All gift creators, as well as banner makers, have now been revealed on individual posts and in the masterlist below, so feel free to now post, share, and link to your gifts wherever you like. It’d be nice if you’d link back to the comm somewhere and if you decide to use your Secret Santa banner elsewhere please do remember to credit your banner maker. The AO3 collection is HERE for Be Compromised Secret Santa 2016 if you’d like to crosspost your work and Community: be_compromised is also available as an AO3 tag.


From all your mods at [livejournal.com profile] be_compromised we hope you have a happy holiday season and wish you all the best for 2017!
23 December 2016 @ 07:00 pm

banner by [livejournal.com profile] perpetuations

A Gift From: [livejournal.com profile] alphaflyer
Type Of Gift: Fic
Title: Hearth
A Gift For: [livejournal.com profile] findthesea
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: None
Summary/Prompt Used: Power comes in many forms. -- An amorphous blend of the following prompt snippets: "What happened after Civil War? Basically, I just want a fic about what happened to our assassins ... Natasha, Laura and Clint ... after Ross finds out about Clint's "secret" life.... domestic stuff, slice of life, mission fic, ... found family... magical realism... I LOVE Laura Barton and want her involved always."
Author's Note: In my head canon Laura was an analyst for S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nick Fury’s EA when she and Clint met, and continued to telework for Fury even after the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. (hence Clint’s desire to turn the dining room into a “workspace for Laura” in AoU).

Hearth )
23 December 2016 @ 02:00 pm

banner by [livejournal.com profile] perpetuations

A Gift From: [livejournal.com profile] spyforaday
Type Of Gift: Fic
Title: Sighting the Target
A Gift For: [livejournal.com profile] i_llbedammned
Rating: PG13
Warnings: Gun references, gun/canon-typical violence, a few four-letter words
Summary/Prompt Used: I combined two prompts: Clint and Natasha have to team up to save the day as assassins try to get them; Natasha and Clint go on a double date with Tony and Pepper
Author's Note: This takes place not long after The Avengers and only involves Clint, Nat, Tony, and Pepper. I hope this hits the high points of my giftee's "yes's".

Sighting the Target )
23 December 2016 @ 09:00 am

banner by [livejournal.com profile] enigma731

A Gift From: [livejournal.com profile] i_llbedammned
Type Of Gift: Fic
Title: Just His Luck
A Gift For: [livejournal.com profile] perpetuations
Rating: PG
Warnings: None that I can think of
Summary/Prompt Used: Noir/Crime/Roaring Twenties AU: It don't mean a thing if I give you my heart.
Author's Note: I tried to highlight the war feeling of the WWII/Noir Era and tried to give their own spins on the classic Noir themes. I also really liked writing Natasha and Clint on a mission because Clint's style to me is a lot more fly by the seat of your pants and hope for the best where as Natasha is carefully reasoned and measured.

Just His Luck )
22 December 2016 @ 07:00 pm

banner by [livejournal.com profile] perpetuations

A Gift From: [livejournal.com profile] franztastisch
Type Of Gift: fic
Title: And Only Stars Above
A Gift For: [livejournal.com profile] kiss_me_cassie
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Summary/Prompt Used: 'stranded in a cabin' and 'stargazing in the middle of nowhere'
Author's Note: beta's by the wonderful gecko. <3

And Only Stars Above )

banner by [livejournal.com profile] perpetuations

A Gift From: [livejournal.com profile] geckoholic
Type Of Gift: Fic
Title: Turn Off The Lights, Run For The Woods Now
A Gift For: [livejournal.com profile] franztastisch
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Alcoholism, withdrawal, mentions of child abuse and vomiting.
Summary: Clint learned how to save himself, and do it all on his own. In hindsight, that's the biggest lesson Barney ever taught him. Turns out it's one hell of a double-edged sword, and near impossible to unlearn.
Author's Note: This is ran away from me and turned really very terribly sad, and I am totally up for an IOU on an replacement gift if you find it to be too sad. Also, I’m sorry. Sort of. A little.

Turn Off The Lights, Run For The Woods Now )
22 December 2016 @ 09:00 am

banner by [livejournal.com profile] enigma731

A Gift From: [livejournal.com profile] sandrasfisher
Type Of Gift: fic
Title: R&R
A Gift For: [livejournal.com profile] hanorganaas
Rating: T+
Warnings: None
Summary/Prompt Used: Clint and Natasha takes some time to heal.
Author's Note: None

R&R )
21 December 2016 @ 07:00 pm

banner by [livejournal.com profile] perpetuations

A Gift From: [livejournal.com profile] perpetuations
Type Of Gift: Gift Basket - fanmix, two posters, and a ficlet
Title: Dreams
A Gift For: [livejournal.com profile] celeste9
Rating: T
Warnings: N/A
Summary/Prompt Used: Inception AU where they steal secrets through people’s dreams (as partners or at odds, or maybe one leads to the other?)
Author's Note: Sorry for any errors! I’m not exactly too sure how the PASIV machine works, haha.

Dreams )
21 December 2016 @ 02:00 pm

banner by [livejournal.com profile] enigma731

A Gift From: [livejournal.com profile] celeste9
Type Of Gift: Fic
Title: wait on the edges in between
A Gift For: [livejournal.com profile] poppetawoppet
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: AU scenarios, canon-typical violence
Summary/Prompt Used: Five times Natasha encounters Clint and one time it actually works out.
Author's Note: I combined a few of your prompts (though admittedly not always in entirely recognizable ways, lol), really hope you like this! Happy holidays! Title is from The Gaslight Anthem.

wait on the edges in between )
21 December 2016 @ 09:00 am

banner by [livejournal.com profile] inkvoices

A Gift From: [livejournal.com profile] kiss_me_cassie
Type Of Gift: Fic
Title: hope for you yet
A Gift For: [livejournal.com profile] alphaflyer
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary/Prompt Used: Prompt: Hawkguy and Kate throw a party. (It's an excuse to clean up Clint's apartment, plus Lucky likes leftovers.) But then Natasha turns up…
Author's Note: Heavily inspired by I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning by CloudAtlas.
All the love in the world to celeste9 for betaing on such short notice during a very busy week. SMOOCHES.

hope for you yet )
20 December 2016 @ 07:00 pm

banner by [livejournal.com profile] perpetuations

A Gift From: [livejournal.com profile] findthesea
Type Of Gift: Fic
Title: all i know is a door in the dark
A Gift For: [livejournal.com profile] enigma731
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Summary/Prompt Used: An AU in which Clint doesn't get out of the Raft when Steve jail breaks everybody else. Now it's a year (or more) later, and he's finally being released after a long, drawn out legal struggle.
Author's Note: I saw your prompt and immediately got excited at how up my alley it was. Happy secret santa, and enjoy! Thank you to my to-be-revealed beta for so many things, but mostly for being a cheerleader during this fic.

all i know is a door in the dark )
20 December 2016 @ 02:00 pm

banner by [livejournal.com profile] enigma731

A Gift From: [livejournal.com profile] enigma731
Type Of Gift: Fic
Title: The Road to Nowhere
A Gift For: [livejournal.com profile] sandrasfisher
Rating: Adult
Warnings: canon-compliant violence, canon-compliant sexual violence
Summary/Prompt Used: There’s a strange sense of something wrong, something terrible about to happen, or maybe something that already has. Before the words were drifting by her, like waves with her mind submerged below the quiet of the surface. Now they’re pinging around like tiny grenades -- Stark, helicopter, explosion, twelve dead.
Author's Note: Happy holidays/happy 2017, b_c!

Stop! yells the scarecrow, appearing in her path practically out of nowhere )

banner by [livejournal.com profile] inkvoices

A Gift From: [livejournal.com profile] poppetawoppet
Type Of Gift: Fic
Title: Who Needs a Memory When We Both Have Home?
A Gift For: [livejournal.com profile] gsparkle
Rating: PG (mostly some swearing)
Warnings: some discussion of the Red Room and killing people
Summary/Prompt Used: I took the 5 + 1 and turned it into Four Cities Clint and Natasha Remember Differently, and One That’s Almost the Same
Author's Note: I went off prompt, but I hope you enjoy it!

Who Needs a Memory When We Both Have Home )
19 December 2016 @ 07:00 pm

banner by [livejournal.com profile] inkvoices

A Gift From: [livejournal.com profile] hanorganaas (previously theladymore)
Type Of Gift: Fic
Title: everything is wonderful
A Gift For: [livejournal.com profile] be_compromised
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: None
Summary/Prompt Used: Clint assures Natasha she looks just fine at a
later stage of Pregnancy
Author's Note: I happen to love writing baby fics So I sincerely hope
you enjoy reading this fic as I did writing it!

Oh baby, baby, baby )

banner by [livejournal.com profile] perpetuations

A Gift From: [livejournal.com profile] kiss_me_cassie
Type Of Gift: Fic
Title: Persuasive Lips (Don't Let the Wrong Words Slip)
A Gift For: [livejournal.com profile] geckoholic
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: None
Summary/Prompt Used: Embarrassing package that character A ordered accidentally gets delivered to character B's house AU.
Author's Note: I tried really hard to tap into some non-fluffiness for you. Hopefully the smutty part makes up for only partially succeeding?

Persuasive Lips (Don't Let the Wrong Words Slip) )

banner by [livejournal.com profile] perpetuations

A Gift From: [livejournal.com profile] gsparkle
Type Of Gift: Fic
Title: the time of night some people call morning
A Gift For: [livejournal.com profile] spyforaday
Rating: Gen
Warnings: the author chooses not to use warnings
Summary/Prompt Used: Christmas at the farmhouse or New Years at the Tower - one of them catches the other one singing or playing piano (exceptionally well) and this leads to a discussion of "things you actually don't know about me" which leads to, you guessed it, confessions of feelings.
Author's Note: This was a lot of fun to write, so I hope that you enjoy it! Hooray for secret santa!

the time of night some people call morning )
19 December 2016 @ 08:55 am
Morning all, are you ready for a week of Secret Santa Clint and Natasha goodness? BECAUSE HERE IT IS. Watch this space for three brand new creative works a day, every day this week, spaced out throughout the day to keep you going. Now that's what I call a countdown to Christmas!

Please remember to keep your gifts anonymous and don't crosspost them anywhere until after the reveals. Names will appear on gifts at that point plus there will be a post with a masterlist and a link to a shiny new AO3 collection, so it'll be an announcement you can't miss (and, offline life willing, that will go up shortly after all of the gifts have been posted).

People of the bar, without further ado, I present to you SECRET SANTA 2016...
05 December 2016 @ 12:26 pm
Thank you to everyone who submitted their gifts by the deadline, you stars *hugs*. We have a couple of extensions, so to everyone who's volunteered to pinch hit, thank you for being on standby if those don't work out. Banner making is now in progress, so if anyone hasn't already received an email about that from me and would like to join in just comment below :)

And a reminder: please can everyone comment to the submissions post; if you've submitted, if you have an extension, if the Avengers have shown up on your farm, I don't care, we need you to comment on the submissions post for banner making purposes. Thank you!

Counting down to posting time...
23 November 2016 @ 07:36 pm
The deadline for Secret Santa 2016 is on MIDNIGHT SUNDAY DECEMBER 4TH (that’s midnight in whatever time zone you live in) so here’s some REALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT YOU REALLY NEED TO READ aka your three step guide to submitting your Secret Santa gift. Paying attention to this post will make the lives of you, your mods, your pinch hitters, and your graphic makers so very much easier. If you have any questions at all about anything please just ask, even in a PM or an email if you’re shy. Thank you :)

There are three things you need to do: finish, submit your gift by email, AND comment to this post. Read on to find out how…

STEP ONE: Getting It Done

Complete your Secret Santa gift by the deadline of SUNDAY 4th DECEMBER. That’s finished, beta read if you wanted, all polished and ready to be gift-wrapped.

The community rules (on how to warn, plagiarism, etc) and the exchange rules apply, so make sure you follow those.

STEP TWO: Gift-wrapping

Send your gifts to be_compromised@hotmail.com – wrapping them up as follows:

The subject line of your email needs to be: YOUR LJ NAME Secret Santa Gift for giftee

Place the following header at the top of your fic or in the main body of your email. Use it exactly as it is, just copy and paste, fill it in and replace the capital letter parts with the relevant names:

FIC should be submitted as an email attachment, preferably as a Word or .doc, but it can be a plain text or .txt file. If your fic is longer than will fit in a single LJ post, or if you would like it to be posted as chapters, please indicate in BIG CAPITALS WHERE YOU WOULD LIKE THE BREAK TO BE. All fics MUST be html coded if you want words to be bold or italic etc. There is a guide to html on livejournal here and feel free to ask questions before you submit. Otherwise your fic will be posted as submitted.

ART/GRAPHICS should be submitted as attached files, NOT links to already uploaded works. To keep you anonymous we will upload them to the community’s photobucket account. Please specify if multiple art peices should be in any particular order, and if you have any blurbs or captions etc.

VID/MIXES also need to be anonymous. Please submit the actual work or a link to a privately shared file and we will upload it to a community media account anonymously. Cover art should be submitted as per art/graphics.

STEP THREE: Place It Under The Tree

EVERYONE MUST COMMENT TO THIS POST BY MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER. EVEN IF YOU HAVE AN EXTENSION. If you are submitting on time, comment to this post after you’ve submitted your gift by email, but you must comment to this post regardless by the deadline.

We need this for banner making as well as a check in and to confirm if emails have been received. All comments are screened.

Comment to this post with the following, accurately as this is what will go on your banner:

PROBLEMS: We Know They Happen

If for any reason you think that you won’t be able to submit by the deadline of SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER you need to let us know as soon as possible. We don’t yell, we just want to make sure that everyone who participates gets a gift and that everyone taking part in all capacities has as few worries as possible.

If you can’t submit by the deadline a pinch hitter will automatically be assigned. If you then manage to submit by an agreed extended deadline the pinch-hit will become a community gift.

If you contact us by the 4th December deadline saying that you can’t submit we will assume that you have dropped out. If you don’t submit by the agreed extension we will also assume that you have dropped out. In both of these cases the gift for you will be reassigned as a community gift and we will rely on your pinch hitter. Once assumed to have dropped out we will not be able to accept late gifts as part of the exchange.

The best way to contact a mod is to send an email to the community address and/or PM [livejournal.com profile] inkvoices

What Happens Next

This is an anonymous gift exchange, so please don’t post or upload your gift elsewhere until after the reveals.

We aim to start posting gifts on December 19th/20th. Once all gifts have been posted we will have the reveals, at which point there will be a master post and an AO3 collection for this year’s exchange if you want to crosspost your work.

Lots of wonderful gifts are on the way!
21 October 2016 @ 07:12 pm
Secret Santa assignments have now all been sent out! If you haven't received yours please check your emails to ensure it isn't in your spam folder and that you've set your account up to accept messages from be_compromised@hotmail.com If it isn't hiding anywhere then please comment to this post and let me know right now.

Thank you to everyone for replying to the choices post. I've managed to match everyone up to one of their picks, so hopefully you'll all have fun! Please remember to keep the person you're writing for secret until the reveals at the end of the exchange and if any problems crop up please let a mod know as soon as possible, thank you.


If you'd like to volunteer to help out with Secret Santa - which you can do regardless of whether or not you're participating in the exchange - please comment below if you're interested in being a:

+ Graphics Maker to 1) make participation banners and icons, encouragement graphics, a master list banner etc, which you can do any time and 2) to make banners for every gift, a special thing we do here for Secret Santa. For banners: participants have comment on the final submissions post with a 'banner blurb' to give us some ideas by the deadline, I email out banner assignments, and we have two weeks to ge them made.

+ Pinch Hitter to stand by in case of emergency. We will be automatically assigning pinch hitters to anyone who doesn’t submit their gift by the deadline of December 4th. We will let you know as soon as a pinch hit is needed, so either when the deadline has passed or earlier if people let us know in advance that they’re dropping out. If people then do manage to submit their gift by an agreed extension your pinch-hit would be assigned as a gift to the community as a whole, but no less appreciated! Deadlines for pinch hits are negotiable but ideally by Decembe 17th.

If this sounds like something you’d like to do please comment to this post with:

+ Beta Reader to help out our writers! To make things friendly and easy, if you’d like to offer your beta reading skills for someone’s Secret Santa fic please comment to this post saying BETA VOLUNTEER and a bit about your style and strengths as a beta reader.

For participants, if you’re unsure of how to approach a beta reader remember it’s a creative exchange. Beta readers do it for the fun of it and to help you :) And if either of you think that the other’s style isn’t for you that’s absolutely fine and you can part ways with a smile. You might want to tell your prospective beta reader: how long your fic is, your deadline (if other than December 4th), the rating and any warnings or triggers, what you’re stuck on if there’s something specific or even general like you’re worried about your grammar or an action scene.

+ Cheerleader to comment, squee, join in, get excited, and make this comm the place it is! You could team up with participants to encourage them along, get discussions going, post fanworks and recs to the comm to keep our spirits up, or just comment with positivity, whatever you like. It's all appreciated!

To all our volunteers: THANK YOU!
To all our bar: have fun and enjoy!