07 April 2017 @ 12:22 pm
Hello all and welcome to your weekend entertainment!

This week's ATTF is all about the recs.

Comment with something that you'd like to read/see. It could be a specific fic, fanvid, graphic, meta post etc that you remember but just can't quite remember the title of or no longer have a link to. It could be something that you're really in the mood for, like hurt/comfort, Avengers as family, sexy times. It could be that you've recently gotten into a new Marvel pairing (or threesome or moresome!) or you're after something classic MCU or a type of AU or comics related or...anything under the sun or the darkest of starless nights. Please post an individual comment per request, but feel free to comment as many times as you want - like we do for prompts for promptathons. Basically this is prompathon but with recs. (Oh the cleverness of the title for this week's ATTF *grins*)

The rest of us will then reply with recs. Multiple recs allowed, self recs allowed, ALL THE RECS! I have faith in the vastness of your bookmarks.

And y'know what? If you want to share things and there's no comment request for that sort of thing? REC IT ANYWAY. Because sometimes we don't know we're gonna like it until we meet it :)



If you'd like to host an ATTF, suggest ideas, or see what's coming up you can find that all of that at our ATTF SIGN UP POST!

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.)
 
 
27 March 2015 @ 06:44 pm
Hello all and welcome to All The Thing Friday Image Fest!

We haven’t had any recs for pretties in a while, so today is a day to feast your eyes on images, funny gifs, fanvids, picspams, icons, banners, and all things images. Share and rec all the things!

Anything not safe for work please put NSFW in the comment subject box, just in case ;) Anything that’s an Age of Ultron spoiler, be kind and stick it behind a cut.

Not sure how to share?

An Easy How To Guide For Sharing Images, Gifs, And Videos In LJ Comments And LJ Posts )

Let get this party started!



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.)
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
19 November 2013 @ 10:57 pm
For those of you who weren't aware, the MediAvengers Mini-Bang story summaries will be opened for artists' claims after tomorrow!  :-)

You find details -- and I presume those summaries -- on the MediAvengers blog here.  Yours truly signed up in a fit of November madness (fool that I am ... that PLUS Secret Santa plus ....); don't know whether anyone else in the comm has?

Anyway, if you like doing art -- and if you're not too busy producing a fabulous December banner for this bar of bars -- you might want to have a look!  
 
 
06 September 2013 @ 08:06 pm
IT'S GIF
AND PICSPAM
PARTY TIME!




BRING IT ON.



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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.)
 
 
02 August 2013 @ 10:54 am
Below is a link to a casting call that went out for Avengers 2. It's got some spoilers so beware, but it also contains some things that might be relevant to your interests. Still waiting on confirmation that this is for real but for now, have fun. :)

CLICK HERE IF U DARE.

Is it 2015 yet? Happy Friday, ya'll.

P.S. - Here's a link to the source they're quoting from. Has some additional info.
 
 
22 June 2013 @ 01:48 pm
Clark Gregg retreeted this buzzfeed post with "fake" magazine covers of The Avengers. It made me giggle, especially one cover. I know we've had discussions about this before about how the media would tackle The Avengers. I love Captain America's. I would buy that magazine in a heartbeat.

Relevant to our interests cover behind the cut )

Link to all covers
 
 
21 June 2013 @ 05:40 pm
Welcome to this week's ATTF with your hosts [livejournal.com profile] anuna_81 and [livejournal.com profile] shenshen77. Although we'd decided on this theme months ago, we'd never thought that we both would need some cute and cuddly so much this week.

Both anuna as well as I had a really horrible, no good week, and I'm sure we're not the only ones. So please shower us and yourselves with love and cuddles :)

Assassins being cuddly, puppies, kittens, babies, team feels, Clint and Tasha being kids, all the feels - everything that makes you go "awww" when you read it or look at it - bring it all.

  • Is there anything you read or looked at that made you go massively "AWWW"??? We'd love your recs for fics and art!

  • Or have you written something really cute and cuddly yourself? We'd love to know about it!

  • You can post a pic spam, it's always nice to look at all the pretties :) (But remember the rules below ;))

  • Last but not least - How about a little impromptu comment-ficathon of cute???? Let everyone know what adorable little scene you've always wanted to read, maybe someone else will be inspired. Did you have an awful week too? Try some therapeutic writing, lord knows everything I've tried to write this week was toothachingly sweet ;)


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: grateful
 
 
21 May 2013 @ 12:14 am
Hey guys!  I don't know if you're familiar with the Alliterative Domiciles series by Vera_DragonMuse over on AO3, but if you haven't read it, get thee over there and fix that!  The first few focus on Tony/Pepper/Bruce, but Clint and Natasha have their own chapters as well.  Nothing overly graphic, but there is a bit of violence in one of the chapters.  Anyway, I wanted to make sure to rec this because Part 9, Breaking Open, was written for me for the AO3 fundraiser and I absolutely LOVE it!

Here's a link to the series on AO3:

http://archiveofourown.org/series/21334

I'm not sure just what kind of Clint/Natasha trail I was surfing, but I came across this artwork of them as lions.  Yes, LIONS.  It's fantastic and I just had to share.  The artist, TastyCoffee, has done a whole series of the Avengers as lions and there a few Clint/Natasha ones.  Check it out.

Here's a link to deviantart to my fave Clint/Natasha one:

http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=clint+natasha+lion#/art/Clint-and-Natasha-3-371772656?_sid=4d9dc72e

I hope everybody has a great evening!
 
 
20 May 2013 @ 07:14 pm
I just wanted to share these fics I found with you all, because I have a burning love for UST and these ones are glorious.

All stories by Karu-DarkAngel
[ Clint/Natasha | R | all complete ]
[ warnings: violence, injury, swearing, buckets of UST ]

A Different Call
Natasha Romanova was almost eight hours into her third day in Ekaterinburg when she noticed that she had a tail.

Killing Time
Since Clint Barton has brought her into SHIELD all Natasha has been doing is sitting around idly... now she's pissed and about to beat up some agents.

In This Together
It is her first mission for SHIELD, and of course Natasha Romanoff's babysitter has to be Clint Barton of all people.

Playing Games
Natasha Romanoff, Clint Barton, a bullet, a cabin in the alps and a drinking game that is way more than that.


Seriously, for the scorching UST alone these are fantastic. And nothing happens and it's fantastic, and the first time I read them I simply couldn't stop grinning because really, UST is what I want from C/N fics 50% of the time. In these, Natasha is also older than Clint and that just adds another level of awesome.
 
 
Current Music: muse - hysteria
 
 
15 April 2013 @ 04:20 pm
Hey everyone! So, as you may know (or not, if you're not active on tumblr) there is a fic auction going on to raise funds for the AO3 right now.

It's based here, where you can find links to FAQs and whatnot. I'm not affiliated with the folks running this ish, but I thought it would be cool to get This Bar involved.

I went throught the authors list and harvested the names that said they were interested in writing Avengers AND either specifically listed Clint/Natasha or have written them in the past.

Now, there is a huge liklihood that I have missed people, because there are 300+ authors to choose from, so if you (or someone you know) isn't here and they should be, please let me know and I'll add them.

That said, here is the list of Clint/Natasha authors:
DangerousCommieSubversive
Dazzledfirestar
endquestionmark
enigma731
evol_love
FelicityGS
FlatlandDan
inkanddash
ladyblahblah
LaufeysonChild
Lispet
meinterrupted
ohladybegood
owlpockets
Professor_Fluffy
psalmoflife
RazzleDazzle
samalander
smarshtastic
SomeTorist
tawg
thefrogg
thesecretmichan

Bidding runs through the 25th, and it all goes to the OTW and AO3.
 
 
And today's movie news is relevant to your interests!



Captain America teams up with Black Widow in Captain America 2. Not a cameo role for our favorite female assassin, but COSTAR!!!

WHOOOP!

 
 
26 March 2013 @ 02:53 pm
Hey guys. I'm looking for fanfic recs, but specifically those fanfics that are hosted on fanfiction.net, as I'm pretty up-to-date with LJ and AO3 Clint/Nat stuff.

I would like any Clint&Nat or Clint/Nat stuff (though no pregnacy/kid fics please) and good team fics (gen or canon pairings). In return I give you my favourite ff.net fics, all of which I highly recommend.

Clint and/or Nat centric
> Aggie2011's Vantage Point Universe. [link takes you to Aggie2011 profile page] This a huge series centred around Clint, his relationship with Phil and SHIELD and later, Natasha and the other Avengers. There's 16 stories so far, from various points along the timeline.
> 5 stories by rollingplains [link takes you to rollingplains profile page] Five short stories about Clint and Natasha's relationship. UST abounds! :D
> Origin of the Debt and Recovery by Sinkme. Origin of the Debt is still, alas, a WIP. But damn is it a good one. Clint's "different call" and what it meant for him. Recovery is fantastic on every level; strangely, it is Maria that finally gets through to Clint.
> Samsara by xahra99. A gen mission fic. Clint and Natasha are sent to Tibet to recover a knife.
> The Carnival by ladygris. Clint takes Natasha to a carnival. It helps.
> La Vie Des Morts by element78. When Clint and Nat fight, it's the others that suffer.
> And then the much recced and ever brilliant Two for the Show and Upon this Winter's Night by mousie tongue. If you haven't read these, what have you been doing!? (Warning apply, please check)

Team fics
> Every Denny's in America by Sookie Starchild. Thor and Steve like Denny's.
> Fine by Sinkme. You're not allowed to say you're "fine" in Avengers Tower.
 
 
Current Music: the dead weather - rolling in on a burning tire
 
 
24 March 2013 @ 01:38 am
I just found queer_fest over on dreamwidth, and I was wondering if anyone here was participating! (It's currently in the prompt-claiming stage.) There's a few interesting prompts for Clint and Natasha that either are pairings, or don't preclude the two of them dating (as "queer" obviously does not merely apply to sexuality, and bi-people dating people of the opposite gender are still bi :)).

I don't think I'm going to grab a claim, just because I'm dead of school at the moment, but the prompts've made me start thinking ... anything that catches your guys' eyes? Do you have any queer C/N recs? The only one I can think of off the top of my head is ashen_key's keeping your head above water (rated T, no warnings) which looks at their relationship through every combination of binary genders.

Some of the relevant prompts! )

Fair note that I might be quiet in the comments -- see above, re: school! But I'll be reading :)
 
 
Current Mood: thoughtful
 
 
21 February 2013 @ 08:40 pm
Rec  
I just really really want to rec this here (possibly again) because I love it so much.

Two for the Show by mousie tongue [ff.net]
[ Clint&Natasha | R | 31,000 words | high school AU | complete | warnings: physical and verbal bullying, sexualized assault, violence, homophobia and homophobic language, swearing, child abuse, implied non-con ]
After her uncle is taken, young Natasha Romanov ends up in state's custody at a group home. She can tough it out alone... but somehow fellow resident Clint Barton becomes the reason she doesn't have to.

And its sequal:
Upon this Winter's Night by mousie tongue [ff.net]
[ Clint/Natasha | NC-17 | 13,500 words | AU | complete | warnings: violence, swearing, sex ]
They aren't in high school any more: so why are they acting like two awkward kids staring across a dance floor at each other?

I cannot express just how much I love this verse (no really, I can't. I tried about four times and deleted each time). The AU aspects of this fits so perfectly with the characters and their canon/fanon backstories, I sort of want to roll around in its gloriousness. And even better, everyone gets a cameo appearence! And everyone is very much in character, despite the removal of much of their comics backgrounds. And it's just so good.

And please, be aware of the warnings, but also that the issues are well handled and not the main focus of the story.
 
 
Current Music: howling bells - across the avenue
 
 
04 February 2013 @ 02:21 pm
So last year, I commissioned something on Etsy. It arrived right before I went on vacation for a few weeks, and only recently did I remember/unearth it...

LOL... )
 
 
Current Mood: amused
 
 
28 January 2013 @ 11:08 pm
Yello! As a continuation of this (and also - or mostly - because I am bored) I present you with more tumblr C/N drabbles and stories. Woop!

First up are all those that I have named because no titles were available. I just feel I should point that out if someone loses them down the line and can't find them.

Chokehold by radagasts
C/N | PG-13 | warnings; mild violence and swearing | ~1000words
His breath was fast running out and his face was as red as a tomato, but Clint managed to eke out a defiant, “No.” Her chokehold around his neck tightened. Think fast, Barton. Think!

Singin' in the Rain by radagasts
Gen | G | warnings; none | ~100words
OH and the prompt is singing in the shower

Cupid you are NOT by radagasts
C/N | PG-13 | warnings; mild violence | ~600words
There's always Clint dressed up as cupid hanging from the ceiling in Natasha's compartment on Valentine's day.

My Girl by radagasts
C/N | PG-13 | warnings; none | ~800words
"Barton usually puts on a good show every year."

You Are My Sweetest Downfall by nympheline
C/N | PG-13 | warnings; injury and angst | ~700words
Natasha gets a serious head injury between Iron Man 2 and the Avengers and has to shave her head. Clint tells her she's beautiful anyway.


And then two others.

FREE TO A GOOD HOME by copperbadge
Clint&Tony | G | warnings; none | ~500words | comics tie-in
The first time Clint saw Tony drink coffee straight from the pot his eyes got all wide.

Christkindlfuckup by copperbadge
C&N | PG-13 | warnings; film level violence | ~1500words
Clint and Natasha ruin Christmas.
 
 
Current Music: boy eats drum machine - la la la la LA!
 
 
Since things move so quickly in the Clint/Natasha tag at AO3, thought I'd take a sec to link to a story that caught my eye there last night since I haven't seen it posted here. "Vulnerabilty/Control" (part 1 of 2, looks like) by iminthewrongstory, set pre-Avengers, is well written, very in character, and extremely hot. I definitely recommend checking it out (just make sure you read the warnings first if that's a concern, of course).
 
 
27 January 2013 @ 04:19 pm
So two of my girlfriends and I went to the movies this afternoon.  We were supposed to go tonight but, feeding the kids and all that ...  Anyway.  Off we headed, without said children (the thing is rated "R" for a reason) to the IMAX 3D Silver City to see Hansel and Gretel, Witchhunters.  (Of course, the reviews sucked, and of course, the critics are wrinking their noses.   But I noticed the Rotten Tomatoes score actually keeps climbing, and me and my friends would watch a two-hour slide of Jeremy Renner, sooo ...

What's not to love?

Steampunk Leather )And whaddya know?  Yes, certain reviewers -- who obviously have no sense of humour -- tittered about the anachronisms.  Hello?  Fairy Tale?  Exactly whose time line are we talking about here?  We had a grand ol' time.  Expected campy gore, got campy gore.  Witch bits flying at us in 3D!  Things blowing up!  Evil people getting smooshed in bad ways!  IMHO, we are looking at a future Midnight Classic.  (They scoffed at Starship Troopers, too, didn't they?  Now look where it is, in the pantheon of A-grade B-movies!) 

What I didn't expect -- and the moment when I whispered to Kathy that I'd just gotten my price of admission's worth -- is this.


Unexpected Bonus )

The whole thing can best be summed up by the line "Revenge won't bring back our parents.  But it sure as hell feels good."  

So -- yeah.
 
 
Current Location: Somewhere East of Augsburg
Current Mood: bouncy