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 )
 
 
12 April 2019 @ 07:39 pm
 OK, best bar.  Y'all responded rather fulsomely to my post from last week. 

Now let's do this one!  Theories?  Wishful thinking?   \0/


 
 
05 April 2019 @ 12:18 am
 
 Not sure whether there's an ATTF lined up for today (it's already Friday in continental Europe...)  So if there isn't - or even if there is - can we please talk about this?


 
 
14 March 2019 @ 09:24 pm


IT IS HERE. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.


So, guys. This is your space to squee, to speculate, to vent. SPOILERS AHOY.
 
 
09 March 2019 @ 12:38 am
Happy Friday, International Women's Day, and CAPTAIN MARVEL DAY!

We interupt our usual ATTF programming to bring you a place to chat and squee about the latest installment in the MCU. Only this post will stay live for longer than a week - please note: UNTIL OTHERWISE STATED (AFTER THE MOVIE HAS BEEN RELEASED WORLDWIDE) THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE THIS FILM CAN BE DISCUSSED ON BE_COMPROMISED. You know the drill, spoilers are not fun.

A few rules:

1) Do understand that this post will be FULL of spoilers in the comments. If you are absolutely against being spoiled then please avoid this post until you've seen the film. It's okay, you can post here whenever you watch the film and keep it active, so you won't be missing out. There is no end date to the squee.

2) Character bashing and ship wars are assassinable offences. We love differences in opinion and discussing all the things, but we also want to keep this bar a positive fandom space. If you think someone might be hurt by something you're about to say then either don't say it or find a better way of putting it. Please keep in mind that we are about the love.

3) HAVE FUN!



 
 
26 February 2019 @ 02:20 pm
It's over! Valentine's Day Mini Promptathon 2019 has come to an end with 209 comments and 11 fills. Thank you to everyone who took part; prompters and fillers and cheerleaders. You're all awesome! And hello to all those who took part for the first time. Welcome! I hope you enjoyed your stay and we'll see you around the comm making friends. :) But! On to the masterlist!

Read more... )
 
 
14 February 2019 @ 08:15 am
 
Happy Valentine's Day All!

As a gift from us to you, fills are officially OPEN on our Valentine's Mini Promptathon!

Prompts are also remaining open so feel free to keep sharing your ideas and inspirations :)

BOTH close Midnight (GMT) Sunday 24th February.

Have fun best bar!
 
 
08 February 2019 @ 07:53 pm
It’s here: Valentine's Mini Promptathon 2019!

What is it? It’s like the big summer promptathon, only a mini version and there’s a general theme of Valentine’s Day and love - romantic, platonic, galentine’s, you name it. Prompts can be generic or include a mention of Clint and/or Natasha. We’d like fills to contain Clint and/or Natasha in some way because we love them, but other than that the whole, wide Marvel Universe is yours to play in.

Friendship? UST? Developing romantic feelings? Badass mission? Excessive consumption of pink cupcakes? Angst and hurt/comfort? Living down by that river in Egypt or AoU-compliant? Alternate universes? Poly relationships? Natasha or Clint dating other people? Clint or Natasha spending time with friends? All welcome here!

Timeline:
NOW - prompts are open, prompt ALL OF THE THINGS!
ALSO NOW (Wednesday 14th February) - fills are open, go, go go!

Midnight (GMT) Sunday 24th February - mini promptathon ends - Alas,mini promptathon is over for another year. Thank you for playing!

Prompts:
Leave your prompt in a comment to this post. List each prompt as its own separate comment.

Fills:
Post your fill, or a link to your fill - be it fic, art, a video of you performing an interpretive dance, etc - as a reply to the prompt comment. Please don't post your fanwork separately to the comm, just in case it explodes from the squee. We'll also create a masterlist post at the end to make sure that everyone gets to see your creations!

Please include a title, rating, and appropriate warnings in the subject line of your fill. (If you run out of space just make sure it's at the start.) As per the comm rules we need you to include a rating/warnings or a rating/choose not to warn. Thank you!

Prompts can be filled multiple times by multiple people <3

Direct any questions and queries at your mods in the first thread on this post.

Okay best bar, let's do this. Share the love!


art by Angel Ciuk @aciuk0203
 
 
31 January 2019 @ 09:48 pm
 Welcome to February, best bar!

With Prompt-a-thon right around the corner, I wanted to spend this week’s ATTF talking about the spaces our favorite assassins occupy. Setting can make such an impact on a story, and our own understandings and headcanons about the places Clint and Natasha call home reflect their personalities and influence the way we each write about them. So:

  • What do their respective homes look like to you? Do they live at the Tower with the rest of the Avengers, or at SHIELD, or somewhere else? What items or features do you always include when your writing takes you into one of their homes?
  • If they live together, what’s that like? Does Clint leave his dirty socks everywhere (yes)? Does Natasha absolutely refuse to get rid of that hideous lamp even though it doesn’t even work?
  • Of course, these two also spend plenty of time on the run or lying low. What do all of Natasha’s boltholes have in common? How does Clint manage to find purple sheets for literally every safehouse, no matter how remote?

Share your headcanons about any of the above, or anything else living-space related! Write us a little description of Natasha’s kitchen, or the makeshift target on Clint’s fire escape, or whatever else! Tell us about you writing process when it comes to creating settings! Recommend us some reading material!

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.)
 
 
 
31 January 2019 @ 10:18 pm
Hi All, well we've made it through January but it's still freezing (up here in the Northern Hemisphere anyway!) so stay wrapped up warm and read some steamy fanfic.

If you're looking for something to do whilst you're snuggled up at home we've been reviving All The Things Fridays (ATTFs), which is basically a post that goes up on a Friday that kicks off a weekend-long party (or longer if we're enjoying ourselves). This can be a call for recs, discussion, picspams, meta, thinky thoughts, mini challenges, or ANYTHING that you'd like to see on this comm. Look out for tomorrow's installment! You can see what's coming up, sign up to host, and suggest ideas HERE.

As it's February, watch out for this year's edition of the Valentine's Mini Promptathon coming soon. We plan to open prompts on Friday 8th, have fills from Valentine's Day, and wrap things up on the 24th. Check out past years of fun in the valentine's tags.

There's also plenty to scroll through on the tumblr.

Anything happening elsewhere relevant to our interests? Any sign ups for challenges/exchanges, or works now being posted for challenges/exchanges? (I've spotted a spiderverse big bang with sign ups open from 1st Feb.) Got any recs? Let us know in the comments!
 
 
25 January 2019 @ 04:27 pm
 Dear Members of the Best Bar!

Wake up!!!  Come out and play!!  To entice you to break your silence, here's a challenge:

Our favourite Master Assassins are, well, <i>master assassins</i>.  That entails a considerable amount of ... emmm ... "professional activity" - not to mention the occasional misfire, because we don't become masters at anything unless we learn from our failures.  With that in mind, I invite you to consider the following questions and turn them into meta, comment ficlets, three-sentence fics, drabbles, or recs for stories (your own or other people's) that you think answer them, or that fit with this slightly distasteful topic.  Humour, thrill rides, slapstick, angst fests - anything goes!

- Famous, infamous and/or utterly fictional shufflings off of this mortal coil that our favourite pair may have been involved in ("He's way too young to have done Jimmy Hoffa."  "You sure about that, sir?")
- Favourite methods of dispatch ("She's called <i>Black Widow</i> for very good reasons," Coulson remarks after reading her file.)
- What happened that time, long before Natasha joined SHIELD, when they both went after the same target?
- Consider the paperwork!  ("Do we include minions?"  "If they shoot back, absolutely.")
- Drakoff's daughter or others caught in the crossfire
- Any other angle you find particularly delicious, horrifying or angst-provoking

Go wild! Consider this practice for the Promptathon!

<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>
 
 
 
18 January 2019 @ 09:31 pm
Happy Friday All!

We're going with more of a creative support group theme for this week's ATTF, talking about titles and summaries.

When do you decide on the title for a fic? Do you usually know at the start and build the fic around the title, or are you the kind of person who scrambles to find one after the fic is complete? How do you chose your titles or get inspiration for them? Capitals or lower case? What’s your favourite title that you’ve come up with?

What about other people’s titles, are there any that you especially like or that grabbed your attention? Are there any film, book etc titles that got you interested?

Summaries - how do you write them? Do you try to sum up the whole fic, or the general vibe? 'To quote or not to quote' something from the fic itself?

And not to leave out our artists and other creative types, how do you name your art/vid/fanmixes/creations? Do you caption it, or let it speak for itself?

Bonus: if you'd like to play, comment with ASK ME and a link to where people can find your creative works. People will then reply with one of your titles or summaries. Reply with where that title/summary idea came from, why you chose it, and your thinky thoughts!


Go here to suggest ideas for future ATTFs or sign up to host.

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.)
 
 
11 January 2019 @ 10:48 pm
First ATTF of the year! Relevant to your interests: we have a new sign up post for 2019 here, also asking for suggestions on how we can liven things up. For this week though, let's talk about:

What To Do When You've Seen Those Few Clint And Nat Moments In The Endgame Trailer, And Suddenly You Need More In Your Life Again, But Endgame Is Not Until APRIL.

Yeah. That.

Are you revisiting old fics? Desperately searching for new ones? Exploring other corners of Marvel (or other fandoms)? Got any recs?

Perhaps you're racing to finish a fic before you get jossed, or suddenly fired up to write Marvel fic again, create icons/graphics again, or re-read your favourite comics/graphic novels? Which ones are your favourites?

Or perhaps you have other countdown coping methods?

Let us know, folks of the bar, because we're all in this boat together :)

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.)
 
 
11 January 2019 @ 10:39 pm
Hi All, we were a bit hit and miss with ATTFs last year. If you have any suggestions about livening the bar up - restructing ATTFs, ideas for posts, other things we can do throughout the year - please let us know in the comments. Otherwise for now here's a new sign up post to see if we can get things going...

What is this All The Things Friday of which you speak?
All The Things Friday is bascially a day where we have a post that kicks off a weekend-long party. That post can be a call for recs, discussion, picspams, meta, thinky thoughts, squee, dance parties, mini challenges, ANYTHING that you would like to see on this comm. You can take a look at any of the tags with 'Friday' in to see the kinds of things that we've gotten up to before. Although if someone has already used your idea, don't worry; repeats are fine, because there are always new fics to rec and ideas had :)

Who can host?
Anyone! But if you have suggestions but don't want to host you're very welcome to comment with suggestions for other people/the mods to use.

What does hosting mean?
Being the person that writes the party post and then joining in with the fun that happens. It's not writing War and Peace, just something to get things going, like questions to get people thinking about meta or a theme for fic recs.

It's moderating something?
No, don't worry. If you have any problems throw it to the mods as normal. It's more like chairing a gathering, being the DJ, yelling for drinks all around. It's as much or as little work as you want it to be.

How does hosting work?
You write a post about what kind of Friday you want it to be, opening up the floor, and you post it at any time on a Friday. For people worried about timezones, really, any time - we party on throughout the weekend. At the bottom of your Friday post we'd like you to copy and paste this:



Want to get involved? Comment with what Friday you'd like to do and what you'd like to do and we'll add you to the sign up list below. Check in to see what upcoming Fridays we have and to suggest more ideas. Get excited!


The Sign Up List:

January 18th:
January 25th: [personal profile] alphaflyer: Two Master Assassins: Their Most (In)Famous Hits and Misses
February 1st: < user name="gsparkle">: personal space (aka apartments, living spaces...)
February 8th: [Valentine's Mini Promptathon]
February 15th: [Valentine's Mini Promptathon]
February 22nd: [Valentine's Mini Promptathon]
March 1st:
March 8th: [Captain Marvel is released]
March 15th:
March 22nd:
March 29th:
April 5th:
April 12th:
April 19th:
April 26th: [Avengers: Endgame is released]
 
 
04 January 2019 @ 10:50 pm
Happy New Year folks!

It's the first Friday of the year and if you're looking for an ATTF we have a New Year's Party slowly getting started where we're chatting about creativie plans and things we're looking forward to in 2019.

In case you missed it, we also have a Secret Santa 2018 Masterlist with 13 new fanfics.

And if you've getting that, ugh, back to studying/work in cold January feeling, don't forget February is just around the corner, and that means a mini promptathon...

In comics there's a a new Black Widow #1 due out this month from writers Jen and Sylivia Soska and artist Flaviano (I don't know much about this one; comment with any news?). Meanwhile Hawkeye (both of them actually) is in West Coast Avengers, written by Kelly Thompson and issue 7 is artist Daniele Di Nicuolo (which is a touch comics!wacky at times but fun and I'm enjoying this one).

No Marvel films out this month, but if you enjoy Spider-Man and you haven't seen it already, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is good fun and does some interesting things with the animation imitating comics art.

Have a good first weekend of the year!
 
 
31 December 2018 @ 10:17 pm
Hello people of the best bar and welcome to 2019! (Well, in about an hour and a half in my part of the world.) We’re kicking things off with a New Year’s Party chatting about the things we’re looking forward to this year.

2019 is the year of Captain Marvel, Avengers: Endgame (!!!), and Spider-Man: Far From Home, but other than that - what are you looking forward to in 2019? Do you have any fics, fanvids, or other creative works you hope to start/progress/finish this year? (Can we have a sneak peak?) Have you made any new year’s resolutions? What films/books/tv shows are coming out this year that you’re excited about? Let’s have a chat about good things!

And this comm may be THE place to hang out in Clint/&Natasha corner of the fandom *grins* but we ALSO love the rest of the Marvel universe and - strange but true - also things other than Marvel. So do tell us about things in the wider world that you’re excited about as well. Maybe you’ll spread the excitement to someone else who’ll find a new favourite thing!

And never posted before? Come join in! New year is a great time to welcome new people :)

How to play: copy and paste the contents of the text box below into a comment and fill in the answers, then have a chat with people about the great things 2019 has in store.




by [personal profile] perpetuations


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.)
 
 
23 December 2018 @ 05:49 pm
Thank you to everyone who’s taken part this year, from gift creators to beta readers and cheerleaders! A special thanks to [personal profile] kiss_me_cassie and [personal profile] wizbey for pinch hitting, and to [personal profile] perpetuations for helping with banners.

All gift creators, and banner makers, have now been revealed on individual posts and in the masterlist below. So you can now feel free to post, share, and link to your gifts wherever you like. If you could in some way link back to this exchange or the comm to direct people to all the other wonderful fics here as well that would be great :) For AO3 users, there is an AO3 collection HERE for Be Compromised Secret Santa 2018 and Community: be_compromised is available as an AO3 tag.

Secret Santa 2018 Masterlist )


If you’d like to use your Secret Santa banner elsewhere please feel free (just remember to credit your banner maker). Links:

links to banners )

From all your mods here at [community profile] be_compromised we hope you have a happy holiday season and wish you all the best for 2019! Look out for a New Year party coming soon...
 
 
21 December 2018 @ 10:55 pm

banner by [personal profile] inkvoices


A Gift From: [personal profile] alphaflyer
Title: Sanctum
A Gift For: [personal profile] findthesea
Rating: Teen
Warnings: None
Summary/Prompt Used: Clint and Natasha are living some parallel universe where the snap didn't happen...but their alternate lives are dealing with the canon timeline.
Author Note: Secret Santa – time for hair-raising prompts! This is the one that made me pick my then-anonymous giftee among my choices: “Clint and Natasha are living some parallel universe where the snap didn't happen...but their alternate lives are dealing with the canon timeline.” All her other prompts were for post-snap fics as well, but with the entreaty “no killing Laura and the kids”, which my head canon finds counter-intuitive; or for Clint/Natasha. So – I smooshed all that together and ended up with, well, this.

Sanctum )
 
 
 
20 December 2018 @ 07:00 pm

banner by [personal profile] inkvoices


A Gift From: [personal profile] wizbey
Title:: Divergent Threads
A Gift For: [community profile] be_compromised
Rating: Teen and Up
Warnings/Choose Not To Warn: Choose not to warn
Summary/Prompt Used: This turned into a collection of ficlets inspired by prompts and AUs floating around in my head.
Author's Note: Merry Christmas everyone!!! Wishing you all the best in 2019.

Divergent Threads )
 
 
 
21 December 2018 @ 10:53 pm

banner by [personal profile] perpetuations


A Gift From: [personal profile] bettybackintheday
Title: Inseparable. In Sync. In Love?
A Gift For: [personal profile] crystallitanie
Rating: PG
Warnings/Choose Not To Warn: Brief mention of blood, physical injury
Summary/Prompt Used: Wedding fic. Proposal, their wedding, proposal at someone else's wedding, having sex at a wedding - whatever you feel like!
Author's Note: All of your prompts were so tempting! There were so many ideas floating around my head for so long… this is what I finally decided to submit. It’s not exactly your prompt to a tee, but I hope you enjoy it. Wishing you a very happy holiday and all the best in 2019.

Inseparable. In Sync. In Love? )
 
 
19 December 2018 @ 09:19 pm

banner by [personal profile] perpetuations


A Gift From: [personal profile] crystallitanie
Title: habeas matrimonium
A Gift For: [personal profile] crazy4orcas
Rating: T
Warnings/Choose Not To Warn: No warnings
Summary/Prompt Used: Five Times Natasha Romanoff And Clint Barton Pretended To Be Hitched
Author's Note: Merry Christmas, dear!

habeas matrimonium )