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Brief introductory shit: I'm in my mid twenties, a recent college grad, and I have too much time on my hands. I write lot of fic but my updates tend to be very irregular and I write more slash than anything else (although I do have a gen tag, too)



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May. 25th, 2013

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So
guys

give me a prompt. I'm writing Natasha/Sif and need a prompt. otherwise it's just gonna be Sif oogling Natasha and then Natasha inviting her back to the locker room.
and that's fun and all but it's not really a story.



also, finally saw the new Trek movie. Co sign me for all the critiques of all the weird, unfortunate shit that happened in that movie (Khan being played by a white man. Panty scene. Etc.), but also did anyone else feel like they were watching Star Wars a little with the scene on Kronos where they take that round little ship and squeeze through the buildings?

May. 20th, 2013

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so I never finished posting that one AU where there's no Federation but the Narada and the Jellyfish still come through and now I think the emotional punch the story carried (and I planned for it to be a tear jerker; the ending I wrote during the first flush of the story) has died since Into Darkness came out.

do I post it anyway? do I scrap the whole lot of it? post the ending and hope it still makes people go ;___; ?

May. 6th, 2013

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So I haven't forgotten about LJ. Just been kinda busy and Tumblr is shiny.'

Need to finish Iterations before the next movie comes out, though.

Almost done with school!

September

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Title: September
Rating: T
Genre: uh?
Fandom: MCU
Series: Avengers in History
Characters: Tony, Pepper, Rhodey, Stane
Warnings: September 11th and the accompanying stuff
Summary: "Sir," JARVIS said, sounding worried. "You may wish to turn on the television."

Tony blinked and frowned as he himself out of the zone and lifted up his welding mask. "Why?"Collapse )

:/

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My best friend's mom told me to apply at her school for what she said was a reading tutor position about two-ish weeks ago. Now, she works at an elementary school and most of my experience has been with teenagers and adults, but I'm still ridiculously well qualified (certified tutor, six and a half years' experience with small group instruction, etc.).

So I did. I printed out a resume, pulled out the business duds, and went on down there to her school and dropped the resume off. My friend's mom's advice of "get your ass down there ASAP!" turned out to be very premature because they were still drawing up the program. I shrugged, turned the resume in anyway, and went about my life, keeping an eye on edjoin, the site I was told the position would be posted to.

Today, I got a call back, even though I haven't formally applied, and they ask me down for an interview tomorrow at 4pm. I was ridiculously excited. I haven't had a job in a very long time. So I agreed to the time, etc. About fifteen minutes later, I got a call from the school again and the lady was asking me to fax in my teaching credentials.

I don't have them, I tell her.

It turns out that position was actually a full teacher's position (even though I was told the position was to be hourly?), not the tutoring gig she said it was.

So yeah, no interview.

I'm choosing to chalk it up as a victory of sorts. My first brush with quasi grown-up employment, and I almost got it even without formally applying.

Fandom Snowflake Challenge, Days 1 & 2

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Day 1: In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator.

Four RecsCollapse )


Day 2: In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Drop a link to your post in the comments. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom and maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.

Ahaha, you asked for it! Fifteen recs and I regret nothing!Collapse )

Avengers In History

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Expect a bunch of fic dumpage. This is a bunch of shit I haven't posted. Avengers in History is just miscellaneous little moments in history I think it would be funny or interesting to put various Avengers into.

Title: Kabul, December 1979
Rating: PG
Fandom: MCU
Series: Avengers in History
Genre: domestic, action
Pairing: Bucky/Natasha
Warning: rather casual talk of political assassinations?
Summary: Yakov and Natasha: surprisingly domestic super assassins in Kabul, in the opening years of the Soviet War in Afghanistan.
A/n:Note is rather long...Collapse )

"I don't like this," Yakov said, wiping the kitchen counter while Natasha wiped the rooms of their presence.Collapse )

Title: Kilroy Was Here
Rating: K
Genre: Gen, friendship
Fandom: MCU
Warnings: None
Summary: Bucky finds Steve doodling on the wall of a German bunker.
A/n:wherein I explain Kilroy for the unawareCollapse )

"What're you doing?" Bucky asked, raising an eyebrow at Steve in the dark of the empty German bunker.Collapse )

Ao3 Codes

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Want one?

I think the worst thing I ever did to myself

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Was prove that I can crank out quality work in a matter of hours. I wrote a sixteen page paper in under seven hours last fall, the topic of which shifted three times, and still got an A. I've procrastinated hardcore on every essay since: lowest score thus far has been a B.

Also, power naps in the early evening before an all-nighter make it seem like it's much later than it is. This is possibly the most useful discovery I've made recently.

And now returning to your regularly scheduled programming.

AAAAH

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So, as ever, I have decided to massively re-write my career plan.
Instead of being a teacher, IMMA BE A FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER.

If I can, that is. Scary fucking test (which, thank god, a web-quaintance is going to help me with because he's awesome), rigourous oral exam, security and health clearance must all be dealt with and that still doesn't guarantee me a post if I manage it.

So I'm going to be scarce between now and Feburary. I'll be on when I can, but between school and preparing for a test that, if I'm lucky, will give me the career of my dreams (seriously, this is photographer-for-National-Geographic status), it won't be as often as before.

ken_ichijouji, we should probably talk about how to handle this. I don't want to give up the modship or anything, I'm talking about the word game and stuff. Cancel it? Hand it off to someone else?

siehn, same. I know shit is tough right now and that the comm isn't very active, but I thought I should let you know so we can work things out if there's something you'll be wanting from me.

Prompts

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I need to get back into writing. Give me prompts: Avengers, original, history, AOS, and HP.

AND I RETURN

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Oregon is fucking awesome, although it seems to be teeming with people from Canada and the Valley (including my friend's girlfriend). It was strange to run into two or three people a day who are from my area, including places in the ass-end of the state. Oregon has awesome-as-fuck beaches and even though I like +100* weather, I find myself wanting to move there.

Also, Mt. St. Helens makes creepy noises. Yawn with your mouth open (it's impolite, yes, I know). That's the sound the mountain kept making. It was kind of distressing.

Goin' on Vacation

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I leave Wednesday for a week-long(ish) road trip with the familial unit up through Northern California and Oregon, ending in Portland (where I shall meet up with some internet buds) before coming back home. There will be pictures. Many, many pictures.



And, obvs, I won't be available too much. I'll check my email as I can and you can still text me through LJ if you need to, but otherwise I'll be incommunicado after Tuesday night.

MCU Masterlist

ce is pretty!
Steve/Tony
Only Moreso
The Paul Bunyan of World War II

Steve/Bucky
Letters Between Lovers from Faraway
Captain America and the Howling Commandos: 1943-1945

Steve/Thor
Traditional Rave Culture 101

Gen:
Stop Trying to Eat Stark

Stability

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Title: Stability
Rating: T
Fandom: MCU
Pairing: Steve/Tony
Beta: Liinae Kou
Warnings: Mention of a past suicide attempt
Intriguing Snippet: "You seem a lot better," Clint says, a few weeks into everything.

"Yeah," Tony says,  his spoon full of cereal pausing between the bowl and his mouth. "I have been."
A/n: This is it, folks! Thanks for coming along for the ride!






Against his will, Tony finds himself liking the psychiatrist SHIELD assigns to him. Her name is Susan and she's calm, sensible, and doesn't treat him like he's pathetic (although at first Tony still thinks he is; he'd managed to fail to kill himself after all. How terribly weak).Collapse )

The Paul Bunyan of World War Two 2/?

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Title: The Paul Bunyan of World War Two - 2/?
Author: [info]ageofalejandro
Beta: None (Pixie, where did you gooo?)
Rating: T
Genre: action/adventure, angst
Fandom: AU of the Marvel movie!verse
Word count: 1,424
Summary: for this [info]capkink prompt: Everyone knows who "Captain America" is: he's the Star-Spangled Man used in all that propaganda from WWII - posters, movies, they even had some actors in costume doing fund-raising tours. Like "Rosie the Riveter" and "Uncle Sam." But there was never actually a real Cap. Right?

So who did the Avengers just pull out of the North Atlantic?
A/n: There's a little bit of era-appropriate sex negativity from Steve.

( Previously )
Steve hated the twenty first century. It was alien and upsetting and he wanted to go home, more than he ever had before. Home was Bucky and hot summer days and fellas in suspenders and dames in silk stockings and where everything was slower.Collapse )

Detoxing from the interbutts

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Because my life pretty much revolves around fic and tumblr, and that's kind of sad. I have other things - places I want to go this summer, things I want to build, read, see, do, and write; the internet is actually kind of not helping with that.

So Imma take off until Friday. If you need to get a hold of me for some reason and we're mutual friends, you can text me through LJ, and I'll be checking my email once a day.

And also, I think it'll be hmm, Wednesdays? that are my no-interbutts days? Yes, I think so.

Only Moreso - Depression - 6/6

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Title: Only Moreso - Depression
Rating: M
Genre: drama, angst
Fandom: Marvel's Earth-199999
Pairing: Steve/Tony
Warnings: (this chapter) self loathing to the nth degree, suicidal thoughts, general emotional nastiness.
Intriguing Snippet: They'll find out how how weak he really is someday and he can't bear the thought. He doesn't want to disappoint everyone who has, so foolishly, placed their faith in him.And he's so very tired of pretending to be strong.
A/n: Many thanks to my beta, Linnea Kou!
ALSO, there's still one more part to this series, Stability, which is yet to come. Which will be where the actual fluff is.


Masterlist
Previously )



Tony drifts into awareness, blinking his eyes open to find himself in a hospital bed.Collapse )

Only Moreso - Depression - 5/6

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Title: Only Moreso - Depression
Rating: M
Genre: drama, angst
Fandom: Marvel's Earth-199999
Pairing: Steve/Tony
Warnings: self loathing to the nth degree, a suicide attempt, suicidal thoughts, general emotional nastiness.
Intriguing Snippet: They'll find out how how weak he really is someday and he can't bear the thought. He doesn't want to disappoint everyone who has, so foolishly, placed their faith in him.And he's so very tired of pretending to be strong.
A/n: Many thanks to my beta, Linnea Kou!
ALSO, because it cannot be said enough: trigger warning: this is where Tony attempts suicide!

Masterlist
Previously)





Tony's always been tactile, even before they were together, so initially Steve had taken the clutching hugs as a sign that maybe Tony was coming back to himself.Collapse )

Pimping a New Comm

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[info]steve_bucky. Come join us. :D It's a new little baby comm and the more the merrier.

Ao3 Invites

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I have eight seven Ao3 invites left! Who wants one?

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Only Moreso - Depression - 4/6

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Title: Only Moreso - Depression
Rating: M
Genre: drama, angst
Fandom: Marvel's Earth-199999
Pairing: Steve/Tony (developing relationship)
Warnings: self loathing to the nth degree, a suicide attempt in part five, suicidal thoughts, general emotional nastiness.
Intriguing Snippet: They'll find out how how weak he really is someday and he can't bear the thought. He doesn't want to disappoint everyone who has, so foolishly, placed their faith in him.And he's so very tired of pretending to be strong.
A/n: Many thanks to my beta, Linnea!
ALSO: This is a very heavy chapter. This and the next section are the bottom of Tony's deep dark well and it is writhing with monsters. If suicidal thoughts do terrible things to you, you should probably come back for chapter six and the final part of the series, Stability.

Masterlist
( Previously )



Iron Man isn't enough to make up for Tony Stark. It isn't.Collapse )

Pic Spam! RDJ and Karl Urban Appreciation

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Arabic is giving me a massive headache (what the fuck is a lunar khamsa? Why do I lack notes on this?) so Imma do a pic spam, mkay? Ok.

peachsodapixie this is for yooooooou (and also for me, but mostly you!)



Pic and GIF heavy!Collapse )
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NATASHA FEELS. I AM BRIMMING WITH THEM. Oh my god. One part oh my god amazing acting, one part amazing character, one part hrnnnnng oh my fucking god Johansson is hot. I may have stopped breathing during her first fight scene.

Also came away with Bruce feels. He is so fucking cute I could die. Awkward nerd + woobie + cute hair and glasses (oh my god) + giving even when he has nothing to give + ridiculously smart = yes please!
And science bros! (although I ship the fuck out of that, too, surprisingly)

I may come back for gushing 2.0 after I finish the essay I'm supposed to be writing.

Only Moreso - Depression - 3/6

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Title: Only Moreso - Depression
Rating: M
Genre: drama, angst
Fandom: Marvel's Earth-199999
Pairing: Steve/Tony (developing relationship)
Warnings: self loathing to the nth degree, a suicide attempt in part five,
Intriguing Snippet: They'll find out how how weak he really is someday and he can't bear the thought. He doesn't want to disappoint everyone who has, so foolishly, placed their faith in him.And he's so very tired of pretending to be strong.
A/n: Still looking for a beta!

Masterlist
( Previously )



After a nasty fight with Doom, Tony is peeling off his armor at the bottom of his workshop, wincing at the damage as he takes off each pieceCollapse )

ATTN: Slash fic writers!

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I keep seeing people upping ratings for slash fic because it's slash fic. It infuriates me.

“Gay relationships” and “concepts of gay relationships” are not a reason to bump the rating.

Say it with me:
“Gay relationships” and “concepts of gay relationships” are not a reason to bump the rating.
“Gay relationships” and “concepts of gay relationships” are not a reason to bump the rating.
“Gay relationships” and “concepts of gay relationships” are not a reason to bump the rating.

Is there some heavy petting? PG-13 is warranted. There are two dudes/gals/etc., they are in a relationship, and there is Disney-style kissing? Then G is fine.

Needlessly bumping the rating just because there are two dudes/gals/etc. who are in love continues the idea that there is something inappropriate or illicit about same-sex relationships merely existing.

There isn’t. Stop perpetuating heterosexism.

Now

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