Title:  "Rain on the Scarecrow"
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alphaflyer
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: None, but possible spoilers for Age of Ultron (based solely on the trailers, and speculation)
Characters: Natasha Romanoff, Clint Barton, Thor, Bruce Banner, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Pietro Maximoff, Wanda Maximoff,spoiler character )

Summary: When the Avengers need a break, Hawkeye takes them in. (A/U, canon divergence)

A/N: I haven’t seen Age of Ultron yet, so tagging this as containing “AOU spoilers” is perhaps a bit of a stretch. But I’ve seen the trailers and read some of the speculation, especially about “That Farm” and the people on it -- it is those things that inspired this tale. So if you want to remain completely unspoiled for anything you might see, do not read this story until you have seen the film (and then snicker at how far off I was!).

The title is taken from John Mellencamp’s eponymous song; [livejournal.com profile] spyforaday may not even remember suggesting it to me as a “Clint-type of song" but she did, so this story is for her. Infinite thanks are due to my BFF Runawaymetaphor and to [livejournal.com profile] geckoholic, who made this much better than it started out.'


The first thing Natasha notices is the change in the light; the second is the absence of sound, once the noise of their arrival has settled.

 
 
20 March 2015 @ 01:37 pm
So, anyone who's on tumblr is probably already familiar with the tag I stole to title this post. Even if you're not, you've probably shared the sentiment, right?

Well, today this party is all about your head canons and wishes for Clint in MCU going forward. What are your guesses for where he's been this whole time? What do you think it was like for him moving into Avengers Tower, and how has he been adjusting to living there so far? And, most importantly, what do you want for him going forward, both on-screen and off?

*If you discuss anything from the Age of Ultron promotional materials or interviews, please be courteous to your fellow bar patrons and use a spoiler cut on your comments!


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.)

 
 
12 March 2015 @ 10:18 pm
Title: "Toast" (Chapter 18 of "Moments", a collection of unconnected mini-fics and ficlets)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] alphaflyer
Rating: PG 13
Warnings: None, but contains spoilers for the AoU trailer
Pairing/Relationships: Clint/Natasha (implied); Thor, Tony, Steve, Bruce, Rhodey, Sam, Maria
Summary: The night everything changed.

A/N:  Written for the [livejournal.com profile] towerparty speedfic challenge, for [livejournal.com profile] geckoholic's prompt "We live or die together".

Read it on AO3
 
 
08 March 2015 @ 03:54 pm
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: None
Relationships: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton & Natasha Romanov
Characters: Clint Barton, Natasha Romanov
Summary: Clint and Natasha are both solitary by nature, but in the end that’s just one more piece of the way they fit together.

(AO3)
 
 
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!!


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4) Have a damn good time! (Because if that's not happening then this post has clearly failed.)
 
 
29 January 2015 @ 01:09 pm
Fascinating Agent Carter interview with the showrunners. Spoilers galore through episode 104. Let's just say the Black Widow program is hitting MCU.

Link: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/01/28/marvels-agent-carter-dottie-black-widow
 
 
02 May 2014 @ 11:40 am
Hello best bar ever....I am your host [livejournal.com profile] theladymore and now that is May (perfect for this weeks theme right?), and we're getting over our Captain America frenzy....heres a new shiny theme.

In October 2012 at NYCC (Which I was at Thank you very much) Joss Whedon announced a surprised that got the whole Fandom hyped up in a happy Frenzy. The news was our beloved Phillip J. Coulson who we tragically mourned for his demise at the hands of Loki, was going to come back from the dead and be part of his very own show. In September that next year we were introduced to a lovely show called Agents of SHIELD where we introduced to the mysterious, take no Prisoners agent Melinda May, the quirky reformed hacktivist with her heart on her sleeve Skye Coulson-May -coughs- wow I should get that checked out, The brooding, easily Angered and and double crossing Grant Ward, The sensitive yet manchild Leopold "Leo" Fitz and finally his other half the take charge, kind and self proclaimed whovian Jemma Simmons. Together we've seen them go through strange cases, wild twists and turns and cried over emotional ships (-waves her Philinda and Fitzsimmons Flags).

Now throughout the season we've seen some people from the MCU like the awesome Maria Hill, The Beautiful Lady Sif and of course Nick Fury....but what if our favorite Assassins were to crossover into the show? Or any member of the MCU for that matter. Todays your day to post what you feel might happen through fic prompts and discussion

To start off here are some of my headcanons for AGENTS of SHIELD and Clintasha interactions.

You are part of a Bigger Universe, you just don't know it yet CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS )

Now go forth, discuss and create fics even if we have crossover pairs! But remember the rules!!!

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2) Fic and artwork needs to have a rating and warnings (or you can say that you’ve chosen not to use warnings).
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11 April 2014 @ 12:07 pm
Hello bar, and happy Friday!

It's finally time to discuss Captain America: But It's Really A Black Widow Movie Winter Soldier!

So, what did you think? Come flail, discuss your head canons and your hopes for future MCU installments.

Please note that on this post all spoilers are fair game, so read the comments at your own risk!

ETA: Go here to rec or list Winter Soldier related fics. :)

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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!

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2) Fic and artwork needs to have a rating and warnings (or you can say that you’ve chosen not to use warnings).
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Current Mood: optimistic
 
 
07 June 2013 @ 02:37 pm
Hello there Denizens of our Dear Bar,

Today's topic of discussion is Budapest. It wasn't mentioned much, only a line or two about it, but something big clearly happened there. I'm curious as to what you think happened there.


Personally I am a big fan of them first admitting that they had feelings for each other in Budapest. It wasn't the reason they were there in the first place, they each had their own missions. Natasha was sent there to recover a file from an important Hungarian diplomat and Clint was sent to kill the same diplomat. They met up while on the mission and at first clashed with each other. They had met each other previously, but never had the exact same target before. So to save them both a lot of effort they decided to work together. This lead to them getting closer together and eventually developing feelings for each other. In my mind though, Natasha would not admit to having feelings yet though. Clint remembers them sleeping together, Natasha remembers having to flee the city after being betrayed after accomplishing their goal.

What do you think happened in Budapest? What did Clint remember? What did Natasha remember?

Why were they even there in the first place? Was it a mission or a vacation with interesting side effects? Do you think they knew each other before hand or was that the first time they met? Do you think Budapest is where Clint spared Natasha?

Natasha and Clint are already close by the time that the Avengers movie takes place, was Budapest what brought them together or just what made them closer?

Did they get together as a couple in Budapest? Were they already together by the time that happened?

Do you have any fics or fanart pieces that you are fond of that involve Budapest or give an explanation?


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 Music: Secret Agent Man
Current Mood: happy
 
 
08 February 2013 @ 08:26 am

Good morning, Best Bar On Earth!  Yep, it’s that Time Of The Week again – time to turn your Friday thoughts to our favourite assassins.  

If you’re like me, you’ve been following the daily explosion of prompts for the Valentine's Day  Massacre Promptathon with awe and delight.  To relieve the pressure of the wait, today’s topic offers an opportunity to unleash small, short, smartbomblets of creativity and hopefully have some fun along the way.

The Premise:

Those of you who have ever worked on something that attracted public interest will know that media reports and internet theories relating to stuff you are deeply familiar with are often howlingly inaccurate, badly researched, and full of “spin.”  (Because hey, just reporting the news is boring and journos want people to pay attention to them -- so why not find that angle, sensationalize, or simply make stuff up to fill in the blanks?) Tweeters can get even worse -- internet anonymity allows the wildest ideas and most intrusive photos to zip around the globe in the time it takes Clint to nock an arrow.  And then there are the ordinary citizens caught up in the fray.  How do they see all this gods-and-monsters stuff

The Scene:

In the last scenes of the movie Fury stands in front of a bank of monitors with newsfeeds, amateur videos of the Chitauri battle, so we know the stuff is out there – it’s practically canon!!!  ("Superheroes in New York???  Gimme a break ...")  The awe-inspiringly productive [livejournal.com profile] anuna_81  left a prompt for the VD extravaganza (something about all the incredible media footage and newspaper/magazine articles about Avengers”); my own personal head canon has Clint and Natasha amusing each other while leveling out by reading blogs, tweets and news coverage of their supposed exploits. The time is clearly right...

Your Challenge:

Give us your reports, blogs, tweets, PMs, YouTube clips, pics, diary entries, e-mails and water cooler rehashes of The Day New York Exploded.  Pick the perspective, the degree of accuracy, the spin -- maybe the reaction of C or N to seeing stuff about themselves?  Or else, give us your meta and thinky thoughts on what all that media coverage might mean for future SHIELD undercover ops, for the appearance of stalking fans, *cough* LJ sites devoted to *cough* certain assassins ...

I’m currently reclining on my couch at home so I can read anything I want, but for those of you who aren’t -- remember to put anything truly compromising/NSFW under cut!  <3<3<3

 
 
Current Location: Park Avenue, May 2012
Current Mood: geeky
Current Music: Black Sabbath
 
 
25 January 2013 @ 07:53 am
For today's Friday, you have just landed a new job. And not just any job. You've be hired to write the Avengers 2 script.

What storylines do you what to see? What villains? What drama? 

...and most importantly (for the residents of this bar), what should happen with Clint and Natasha? Is their long-term existing relationship revealed? (secret marriages anyone?) Do they finally overcome all that buddycop UST and get together? Do we learn more about their past? Is there dramarama?

Tell me!!!  (someone please put me out of my misery and bring that Loki gif to the comments)

And go forth and have fun. <3

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Adminny-min stuff 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.)