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And now, the summaries!
Title: The Only Truth That Sticks (working title, likely will change)
Genre: Pairing-centric, but more combative than romantic. Uhh... drama?
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters/Pairings: Natasha Romanov/Tony Stark
Warnings: Dub-con (nothing over PG-13 for these scenes), sexual harassment. No non-con.
Summary: The doc title for a while was 'Five times Tony Stark did not sleep with Natasha Romanov, and one time he did.' The story switches POV between 'times' and is an exploration of Tony and Natasha's relationship, rooted in IM2 canon and diverging before Ultron.
Dub-con warning is due to secret identity and Hydra-orchestrated sex pollen(type stuff).
Artsy moments include ballroom dancing, sexy ballroom dancing, cuddling for warmth, Natasha in like four different dressy outfits (is my crush showing?). Locales include that one floor we've seen of Stark Tower under the moonlight, a cruise ship, a Hydra cell, an 18-wheeler (don't ask), and Tony's bedroom ;)
Title: if we bridge this gap
Genre: Gen, Action/Adventure, Survival Fic, Time Travel
Fandom/Universe: The Avengers (2012)
Characters/Pairings: Tony, Natasha, Bruce, OCs; slight Tony/Pepper, slight Nat/Clint
Warnings: occasional moderate gore/violence (*will be warned per chapter when it occurs)
Summary: PART 1 – After a mission goes horribly wrong, the Avengers end up separated and scattered in time. Tony fumbles through a dangerous world while Natasha works to adapt to an unfamiliar one, both trying to stay alive long enough for Bruce to figure out a way to get them back home. (Part 1 of a 3 part epic)
Title: Sk8er Girl
Fandom/Universe: MCU, The Amazing Spiderman
Characters/Pairings: Peta Parker/Gwen Stacy
Warnings: Street harassment and threats of sexual violence
Summary: Peta Parker is just a regular girl until she gets bit by a radioactive spider. Now she's just a regular girl that sometimes sticks to walls and has some pretty sweet reflexes. She decides to do something with her new powers.
Title: A Case Study in Adulting: Clint Barton
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton, assorted Avengers, Kate Bishop
Summary: Clint Barton is an adult. No, he is. And he's going to prove it to Kate by going grocery shopping before she gets back from her mission. It's two weeks. Even he can manage one trip to the grocery store in two week. Right?
Title:Every Ordinary Superheroes
Fandom/Universe:post Peter David's run on X-Factor comics, Marvel 616
Characters/Pairings:Rictor/Shatterstar (established relationship), guest appearance by Crule and assorted original character pirates and island witch
Summary:Shatterstar comes up with an scheme to hire out as guides for those seeking tours, adrenaline rushes, sailing excursions out on the blue waters of the Caribbean, or some mixture of all the above.
Seeing it as a way to earn a little extra income, Rictor agrees. What they did not expect was to be waylaid by the infamous Barbary Pirate who calls himself Reginald Bartley and his merry band. Crule turns out to be none other than the dangerous and violent External Crule. Crule is on the hunt for a legendary powerful treasure that lies just beyond the Bermuda Triangle.
Title:A Bright Blue Light Like Hope
Genre:Action, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Fandom/Universe:Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters/Pairings:implied/pre Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes/Clint Barton/NatashaRomanof, Tony Stark/Bruce Banner/Pepper Potts, Sam Wilson, Wanda Maximoff, Thor/Jane Foster, Sam Wilson, Maria Hill, Vision, Darcy Lewis, Pietro Maximoff
Warnings:Underage making out (for Clintasha and Stucky when they’re de-aged but no intercourse is had), mention of canon major character death (for Pietro the fic deals some with Wanda’s grief), very ambiguous reference to child abuse(Natasha’s experienced in the Red Room including sexual abuse and Clint’s history as well), Cannon typical violence,Reference to Divorce (For Clint and Laura)
Summary:After the events in Germany it seems things will never be okay between the Avengers again. The only thing going for them is Bucky's trigger phrases being removed. Then Hydra attacks the UN with strange alien artifacts. It’s up to the Avengers to figure out Hydra’s play and defeat them. However, the team seems incapable of working together. Then the lab accident happens. When half of the team is de-aged into teenagers, things get a lot worse. There aren’t enough people to deal with both Hydra and Secretary Ross hunting them. The teenagers are also particularly adept at finding trouble. It seems hopeless, but they get some unexpected help along the way.
Title: The Final Frontier
Fandom/Universe: MCU, Hulk, Avengers
Characters/Pairings: Bruce Banner/Betty Ross
Warnings: Explicit descriptions of child abuse and spousal abuse, canon character death
Summary: Breanne Rebecca Banner never stops reaching for the stars. Rule 63!Bruce Banner
Title: My Turn to Decide
Fandom/Universe: MCU, Thor
Warnings:(non con, mpreg, etc) Sexism, racism, war-related violence
Summary: Growing up the heir to the greatest power in all the Nine Realms, Thor is waiting for her turn to decide her own fate, to make her own choices. Together with her friends and her Loki, she does. Rule 63!Thor
Title: Regrets and Apologies and Coming Home
Genre: Meta, drama, gen
Characters/Pairings: All the cast
Summary: In the midst of the aftermath of the Accords, something more horrible comes to light. Someone was inside the UN, inside a lot of governments, pushing not just for the Accords, but a registration, a cataloging, experiments...the Avengers are all licking their wounds, but their fight isn't over yet.
Title: Open to suggestions
Genre: Identity porn, action/adventure, drama
Characters/Pairings: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, teamfic, very slight Jane/Thor, and hints that Bruce/Natasha could be brewing, but no actual Bruce/Natasha.
Warnings: Bullying. Steve and Tony in a slightly unhealthy relationship but dealing with it in surprisingly healthy ways to get better.
Rating: PG 13
Steve confesses his love to Iron Man but gets rejected because of Iron Man's loyalty to Tony Stark. He starts to get to know the man Iron Man rejected him for, but before that, robots from the future could tear the whole team apart...
MCU Identity Porn, set before Phase Two but with mentions to things that happen in AoU(Clint's family, start of the Lullaby, etc) so Phase Two will still happen in the future, but probably slashier. Lots of talk about the effects of long term bullying and slightly unhealthy relationships that they are working on to be healthier. No comics knowledge needed, though EMH would be helpful (also not necessary though). Major amounts of Steve pining, fights between Tony/Iron Man and Steve, and Tony not telling anyone what's actually going on. Steve POV, both boys being at fault, being correct, and having Issues, and both of them being BAMF in the final fight scene. Happy ending.
Title: Super Supper
Fandom/Universe: Young Avengers, TASM, MCU
Characters/Pairings: Kate Bishop (Hawkeye), America "Rikki" Chavez (Ms. America), Jonas Vision (mash-up of Jonas/Vision and Iron Lad), Peter Parker (TASM Spider-Man), Eli Bradley (Patriot), Tommy Shepherd (Speed), Billy Kaplan (Wiccan), Teddy Altman (Hulkling), Cassie Lang (616/MCU mash-up of Stature), and the Avengers in the background; Gen, with some pre-Billy/Teddy, pre-Cassie/Jonas, background Peter/Gwen, and Kate has some UST with Tommy, America, and Eli
Warnings: Profanity; discussion of past occurrences of non-con, medical torture, juvenile prison, emotional abuse, homophobia, child abuse, and historical racism, but nothing "on-screen" or graphically described.
Rating: T, mostly for swearing and discussion of mature topics
Summary: Mini-Sequel/extended epilogue to my last marvel_bang, Children's Crusade, picking up right where that one left off. These kids have been through hell, and there's no going back to their old lives, now. But where do they go from here?
The Bishops are already facing off over Kate revealing her secret identity to the public. Even though "black Captain America" Isaiah Bradley can no longer speak, he and Steve still have some words. Aunt May is not nearly as surprised to find out Peter is Spider-Man as she should be. Billy's glad to be reunited with his foster-parents, but Tommy is still wary of them. JARVIS is glad that his son, Jonas Vision, has made friends and all - but he's still angry at what Iron Lad has been getting up to over the last few days. Cassie is relieved to be reunited with her family - until her mom and step-dad start blaming her father, Scott Lang, for everything that's happened to her. Meanwhile, Teddy Altman and America "Rikki" Chavez don't have any family to turn to - but that doesn't mean they're alone. After breaking in and out of a military base, being fugitives from SHIELD, and raiding a HYDRA compound, these teenagers are nothing if not a team. The Young Avengers are still Avengers, and Avengers take care of their own.
This story is mostly the Young Avengers reuniting with their families in the penthouse of Stark/Avengers tower, and trying to figure out what they're going to do. There is a lot of emphasis on contrasts, such as the injured and dirty superheroes chilling and eating lunch in Tony's very clean and sleek penthouse, the kids' superheroic street-clothes against the actual, functional uniforms of the adult Avengers, and the 'superheroes' (teen and adult) in contrast to the civilian families present. While there is lots of recounting of action scenes and such, the bulk of the story is people sitting or standing around and talking - and some of those people are in superhero uniforms (or street-clothes meant to look kinda like superhero uniforms/evoke the characters' comic-book uniforms without actually being or looking like costumes).
Title: Underground or As the World Falls Down (undecided)
Genre: Labyrinth AU, drama, Team fic
Characters/Pairings: Natasha Romanov & Tony Stark friendship, Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, Clint Barton/Laura Barton, various Avengers crew up to Cap 3, except Vision. Unrequited Tony Stark/Pepper Potts. Loki as a villain, along with Obi and Hydra/Pierce.
Warnings: Slight stalkery relationship, less than the original movie, but still there. AOU canon. Slight horror setting, no worse than the movie being a little creepy when you take away the slapstick. Off screen torture re: IM1 to a teenaged Tony. Basically, no worse than the movies it's based on, I don't think.
Rating: PG 13
Summary: After the death of Tony's parents, Director Carter of SHIELD has left him a mysterious message and a warning. Captured by Hydra and afraid for his friend's lives, Tony speaks the words on the paper she gave him. "I wish the goblins would come and take me away!" Tony POV.
The Laybrinth AU that plays fast and loose with MCU timeline that no one asked for. Steve as a much more democratic Goblin King, Loki as a villain who is trying to take over by killing the king, Natasha as a fairy who helps Tony through the labyrinth, Clint as a mind-controlled dwarf, Hulk as Ludo, Thor as Sir Didymus the talking squirrel god of thunder, Sam as a falcon shape-shifter. Various other Avengers in different magical states. In the real world, Peggy, Pepper, Fury, T'Challa, Rhodey, Obadiah Stane, and Alexander Piece get their parts too. More of a focus on Natasha and Tony's relationship than Steve/Tony, but the Steve/Tony is still pretty big. Teenage Tony in that terrible vest. Sparkly outfits, dancing, and glitter. You know if you want this one.
Knowledge of the movie Jim Henson's Labyrinth is recommended.
Title: Coming Apart At the Seams
Genre: Dramedy (i.e., comedic drama)
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Comics/MCU/Captain America AU
Characters/Pairings: Bucky Barnes/Natasha Romanoff; Clint Barton/Phil Coulson; Kate Bishop/Sam Wilson; Steve Rogers/Tony Stark; one scene with Bucky/Natasha/Steve. Other characters: Pietro Maximoff, Wanda Maximoff, James Rhodes, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, and various others from the MCU, comics, and Agents of SHIELD.
Warnings: No warnings
Summary: Natasha is a professional ballet dancer in New York City. After a breakup, she ends up moving in with her ex/sometimes-fuck-buddy Bucky in the same building in Brooklyn as their friend Steve. Living with Bucky is awkward at first, especially after they start sleeping together again. Natasha fights against the feelings she still has for Bucky, and ignores the torch he obviously still carries for her.
Meanwhile, Natasha’s dance partner Clint is in serious danger of screwing up his relationship with the company’s lead choreographer Phil. Natasha is attempting to set her friend Sam up with Clint’s cousin Kate and find someone for the perpetually lonely Steve. Everyone is trying to figure out exactly what Bucky does at his mysterious job at the State Department. At the same time, Natasha is trying to hold herself together to squeeze a few more years out of her career, even though it feels like she’s waiting for the inevitable shoe to drop.
A story about a group of 20-somethings in Brooklyn who tease each other constantly, love each other fiercely, and sometimes hook up with each other at parties. Or, the HBO ballet/dramedy AU.
Title: There Was Summer
Genres: Angst, Drama
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters/Pairings:Tony Stark, Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes
Warnings:(Ch. 2 & 4: Violence)
Summary: After what Bucky Barnes did to his parents as the Winter Soldier, how can Tony ever reconcile that with Bucky being Steve’s oldest friend and passionate lover? Why is Steve so devoted to him? An inexplicable trip to the past may provide the answer. After a violent storm in 2016, Tony wakes up in 1939 Brooklyn and ends up roommates with Steve and Bucky in the last days of a summer’s uneasy peace before the start of World War II.</strike>
Title: We are Spiraling on the Breeze
Genre: AU - Canon Divergence, Romance, Action/Adventure
Fandom/Universe: X-Men Movieverse
Characters/Pairings: Bobby Drake/John Allerdyce, Jubilee, Stepford Cuckoos, Cypher, Jones, Artie, Siryn, Cyclops
Warnings: Sex, some swearing, violence (mostly canon-level but one graphic bit), torture, dubious medical practices, mentions of past child abuse, a bit of PTSD, some Rogue and X-Men-bashing,
Summary: John Allerdyce, aka Pyro, isn't the type of guy to call many people his friend; he's learned during his life not to let too many people get close. Everything changes on the night that Stryker's men attack the school when he wakes up in a small stone cell with Bobby and six other captured students. Suddenly he and Bobby have a little makeshift family to care about and protect. They learn what they are willing to do to keep that family safe and find themselves growing ever closer as a result. Which brings up it's own set of problems when the ghost of John's past rears it's ugly head.
The fic is an AU version of X2 with the knock on effects of what happened if John and Bobby were captured. I have aged down the Cuckoos and I've lengthened the amount of time between Xavier and Cyclops being captured at the prison and Magneto escaping. The story isn't as dark as the warnings make it seem.
The torture mostly happens off screen and is referred to afterwards. Also the child abuse mentioned is non-sexual and the story doesn't go into details.
Title: Only This Seems Clear
Genre: Action/Adventure, Alternate Universe (Canonical Changes)
Characters/Pairings: Bruce/Tony, Pepper Potts/Phil Coulson, Jennifer Walters/Steve Rogers, Jennifer Walters/Sam Wilson
Warnings: None, other than canon-typical violence
Summary: Bruce and Tony know there’s a mole in SHIELD, and they have no idea who they can trust, but they’re as committed as ever to saving the world. Jennifer learns that balancing being a superhero and being a lawyer doesn’t come without consequences, and Pepper just wants to keep Stark Industries on the right track.
Title:No Map Uncertain
Genre: Action/Adventure, fantasy setting, humor
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Characters/Pairings:Phil Coulson/Clint Barton, Tony Stark/Pepper Potts, Steve Rogers/Maria Hill, Jasper Sitwell, Natasha Romanoff, Jarvis, Obadiah Stane, Bucky Barnes
Warnings: Movie-level violence
Phil Coulson, the Captain of the Guard of The City of A Thousand Shields is good at what he does, respected by his troops, and adequate at managing his eccentric Lord. His life isn’t perfect, but he is content and settled, he would even say — happy.
When Clint Barton arrives at his city, the two men instantly hit off, and Phil realizes he could perhaps use some more excitement in his life.
And that’s what he gets when a conspiracy draws them both in a whirlwind of action that takes some unexpected turns.
Title: Secret Identities
Genre: AU/Canon divergence
Fandom/Universe: Thor, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor (comics)
Warnings: Ableist language, bullying, homophobia, pseudoincest, stigma against illness
Summary: Odin’s punishment for Thor’s arrogance: Banish him to earth. Make him mortal. Take his memories from him and give him the identity of a mortal, a mortal, moreover, with a disability.
In Asgard, Loki, badly shaken by the revelation of his Jotunn heritage, has still been able to settle into his new role as viceroy for Queen Regent Frigga while Odin remains in the Odinsleep. At first gleeful about Thor’s banishment to earth and his powerful position as the de facto ruler of Asgard, he starts visiting Thor, who is now the mortal Donald Blake, at various stages in his life to gloat at his misfortune – but what’s the point of gloating when Thor has no idea who he is? Despite himself, his emotions turn into longing for what they had once, which turns into determination to somehow break Odin’s spell, restore Thor’s memories, and bring Thor home.
Settings: A suburban town north of New York City (two scenes, 1947 and 1963 ), Catskill Mountains (1972), a bar and hotel in New York City (1976), a Doctors Without Borders makeshift hospital in Beirut (1980), a mountainside and cave in Norway (1981). There are brief flashbacks to Loki’s and Thor’s past in Asgard and brief mentions of what’s going on in Asgard now, but most of the story is set on earth. Inspired by 1960s era comic book canon with that timeline synced into the MCU. Explicit Loki/Thor.
Title: You may get hurt in a thousand ways (but give it one more try)
Genre: Historical + Modern, Fluff (with a little angst sprinkled in)
Characters/Pairings: Bucky Barnes / Sam Wilson, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers,
Warnings: Racism, racist language, both historical and modern
day. PTSD, slight police brutality, historical slang and terminology
considered slurs in a modern day context (both re: race and
gender/LGBT). Gratuitous use of 30s slang and multiple references to
pop culture in 30s Harlem.
Summary: Few people in the world knew that Bucky Barnes felt most at home in the dance halls and speakeasies of Harlem, where music was done right and a culture that would last a hundred lifetimes would thrive. Used to be that when he was feeling lost or afraid, he'd just remember what it was like to listen to the drum beat, to the echoes of a crooner's song in a mixed club on Swing Street, and he'd be right again.
After the war, after HYDRA, after everything, Sam Wilson gives him a chance to go back to the place where the music in his head sounded most alive.
(Or the one where Bucky and Sam troll New Yorkers as fake tourists and reconnect with their past, fall in love, deal with the bullshit that
is the NYPD [and racism in general], and dance an inordinate amount more than is strictly necessary).
Title: 5 Times They Didn't Get Caught
Genre: Comedy, Porn
Fandom/Universe: MCU (Avengers)
Characters/Pairings: Steve/Bucky, most of the cast of The Avengers and Civil War will make appearances
Warnings: Accidental nonconsensual voyeurism (sort of), occasional canon-typical violence, and really poor decision-making skills
Summary: Steve will admit that, on occasion, he can be a little bit of an exhibitionist. Steve and Bucky haven’t really gotten around to coming out to the rest of the Avengers, so they’ve been doing a lot of sneaking around, and it would probably be fine if they just decided to stick to fucking in their bedroom, but…. Again, Steve can sometimes be an exhibitionist. So they don’t always stick to their bedroom. And on several occasions—five, to be exact—things get very, very close to getting very, very awkward. Hilarity ensues. And sex. Sex ensues, too.
Or, five times they almost get caught having sex, and one time they do get caught. Fucking, bickering, and comedic situations. Porn with a little bit of plot.
Title:Road To Recovery
Fandom/Universe: MCU - The Avengers
Characters/Pairings: Clint/ Natasha, Phil/Lana(OFC), Steve/Jillian(OFC),Tony/Pepper, Skye/ Grant Nick, Clint, Natasha, Tony, Pepper, Bruce, Skye, Grant, Jemma, Leo, Melinda, Phil, Bucky,
Warnings: a sex scene(or two), but other then that there is no warning needed.
Summary: The due date for Natasha and Lana is fast approaching. Will their children decide to make an appearance early or will they arrive at their due date? Bucky Barnes who is staying at The Avengers Tower is getting himself acclimated to the new world. Will he be able to find himself or will he have a little help on his journey? A mission for Phil's team crosses with The Avengers will the team take the news of Phil being alive well or will it end in disasters?
Title: see right through my walls
Fandom/Universe: MCU, Captain America, Thor
Characters/Pairings: Darcy Lewis/Steve Rogers
Warnings: accidental voyeurism/exhibitionism
Summary: In the wake of a kidnapping, Darcy goes into hiding with Steve along to keep her safe, witness-protection style. But pretending to be a couple doesn't leave them much room to avoid their mutual attraction, which only grows stronger the more time they spend together.
Lots of mutual pining, eventually-resolved sexual tension, and some accidental exhibitionism/voyeurism which both parties are totally okay with. Visually, most of the fic takes place in a loft apartment in Brooklyn, with some scenes in Avenger's Tower.
Title: Phil Coulson, Werewolf of SHIELD
Genre: Supernatural AU.
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, with appearances by a variety of SHIELD agents, Barney Barton, Kate Bishop, and Lucky.
Warnings: Supernatural themes and low level violence.
Summary: Phil thought that, as a SHIELD agent, he’d seen all of the weird and bizarre that the world had to offer. He gets a rude awakening when he’s forcibly introduced to the supernatural. Clint’s there to help him adjust to life as a werewolf, but the growing attraction between them might just be the biggest threat to Phil’s control.
Title: The Ice Demon and the Captain
Genre: AU, Angst/Drama
Characters/Pairings: Loki, Steve Rogers, Natasha Romanoff. Hints of Loki/Cap, Loki/Natasha but mostly gen/friendship
Warnings: references to past torture incl sexual assault
Summary: Steve Rogers wakes from his long, cold nap to find Loki at his side, looking exactly the same as when they fought together during the war. But Loki's not as unchanged as he seems, and neither is Steve. As both deal with their memories of the past and living in the future, they find healing in the return of old friends and the discovery of new family.
Fanworker note: story is mostly interpersonal, including meetings with other Avengers, except one battle in the mountains. Otherwise the settings are various spots in NY and DC.
Title: Middle Distance Runner (working title)
Genre: canon divergence, post CA:CW
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Agents of SHIELD, Marvel 616 (specifically Matt Fraction's Hawkeye)
Characters/Pairings: Clint Barton, Phil Coulson, Bobbi Morse, Wanda Maximoff, Daisy Johnson, T'Challa, Joey Gutierrez, Laura Barton, Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson, Melinda May, Clint Barton/James "Bucky" Barnes (pre-slash), Clint Barton/Phil Coulson (one-sided), Clint Barton/Bobbi Morse (past), Wanda Maximoff/Daisy Johnson (implied), Laura Barton/Barney Barton (implied), Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson (implied)
Warnings: None, really
Summary: After the disaster that the world called the Avengers' Civil War, Clint is rescued from Secretary Ross's supermax prison, The Raft. But he's forced into hiding in a secret facility in Wakanda to rest and heal while Captain America tries to fix the mess they've made. Along the way, Clint builds new friendships, repairs old ones, and discovers unbidden feelings for the man who got him into this whole mess in the first place.
This is Clint's tale post CA:CW, telling how he copes with being a fugitive and isolated from his family, all while relating just a little too much to the handsome popsicle that is James Buchanan Barnes.
The fic takes place in Wakanda and most of it is in hospital rooms or Clint's pretty austere bunk in the basement. He does visit the gardens surrounding the hospital and a cluster of cottages, but his forays are limited. Clint does tend to over drink and he is beat up pretty badly off screen before the story starts but nothing else should contain triggers.
Genre: Tattoo Parlor AU, Non-Powered AU, Romance
Fandom/Universe: MCU, touches of 616
Characters/Pairings: James “Bucky” Barnes/Clint Barton, Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson, Natasha Romanov, Phil Coulson, Daisy Johnson, Wanda Maximoff, Rebecca Barnes; additional minor appearances and cameos.
Warnings: Mentions of past emotionally (and verbally) abusive relationship. Nothing is shown (no flashbacks or anything), but Bucky thinks and talks about things his ex said and did.
Summary: Bucky Barnes has a pretty decent life – a good job, good friends, a cat that adores him; but something is missing and in an effort to find it, he decides to get a tattoo. That's how he meets Clint Barton. Clint's talented and compassionate and there is an instant spark between the two of them. It's not long before Bucky finds himself wondering and wanting more from the relationship despite the ghosts of the past that begin to come up. But Clint makes him feel normal in a way he truly hasn't for years.
Slow burn fic (things develop over a prolonged period of time as Bucky gets a full sleeve tattoo – which can take months) with some insecurity on both men's parts. Bucky doesn't have his metal arm, but rather a highly advanced Stark Tech prosthetic – and while he's adjusted well in most aspects of life, when it comes to getting close to new people and romance – not so much (a disastrous relationship coming out of recovery didn't help matters). Clint, who doesn't seem to let his deafness change things for him, makes him want to connect with people again.
Artists – Bucky's sleeve is not described in detail just in broad generalities - black and grey and bio-mechanical, so if you'd like to design a tattoo – here is your chance! Clint's tattoos are described and I have a pinboard with pics of them (and inspiration for Buck's sleeve). Location wise it's mostly the parlor and Bucky's apartment, though a diner and a coffee shop feature as well (first date next to a koi pond) and there is a rooftop party. There are lots of sappy pining looks and bashful besotted boys. Also, imagine if you will, Bucky Barnes with a tiny cat on his shoulder. My favorite tag for this fic is going to be – 'Crazy Cat Lady Bucky Barnes,' okay? 'How Bucky got his groove back' coming in second.
Title: Sailing the Lethe
Fandom/Universe: MCU Avengers (spoilers through Captain America: Civil War)
Characters/Pairings: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Maya Hansen, original characters
Warnings: Major character amnesia, movie-level violence, original character murdered by drowning. Adults and children held as hostages in a community setting, but no active acts of violence or threats are made against children, who are ignorant of their status.
Summary: Post CA:CW: A man with amnesia, tremendous strength, and abnormally fast healing abilities runs aground on an island. Without any memories and with a subconscious feeling of danger, he tries to figure out who he is and what has happened to the missing island inhabitants... with a little help from a billionaire who happens to drop by one day.
Fanworker notes: Takes place on an island in the Lesser Antilles similar to Martinique, but tiny, in a small subsistence fishing village situated on a natural harbor, surrounded by mountains, jungle and overgrown sugar cane fields. Villagers consist of small children and seniors only (and one disabled 40-year-old white French European - but NO abled teens/adults between the ages of 14 and 60). Some are older male Europeans but the majority have brown to black skin and African/African-European features, in contrast to Steve's big white American-ness. In one scene, Steve and Tony (not Cap and Iron Man) are captured by Hydra and interrogated/tortured by Maya Hansen. Several scenes with Steve eating/drinking/sketching at a table outside a colorful but faded Caribbean cinder-block bar, on the shores of the harbor. Lots of landscapes, if you enjoy landscapes; lots of original characters, if you like to create people. Emotional tone: Steve looks at the bright Caribbean sea, but sees a cold Arctic ocean under the warmth.
Title: A Hold on Hope
Genre: action/adventure, canon-divergent, relationship rebuilding
Fandom/Universe: X-Men Movieverse
Characters/Pairings: Charles/Erik, Mister Sinister, Vertigo
Rating: Teen/PG-13 (unless they decide they really want to bang in the epilogue)
Summary: Charles and Erik didn't part friends after Washington, but that doesn't stop either one of them from rushing to the other's rescue in Antarctica. Too bad it was a trap. There's something sinister in the Savage Land.
Set in the X-Men movie-verse post-DoFP, but loosely based on the season two story arc in the 1990s X-Men cartoon where Magneto and Xavier are stranded in the Savage Land, saving each other's lives, and generally being ridiculously in love.
Visually the Savage Land setting means jungles and dinosaurs, but there are also scenes on the Antarctic ice, in a cave, and one particularly important scene with a geiser.
Title: The Confederated Global Job
Genre:Alternate Universe, fusion
Fandom/Universe: Daredevil (Netflix)
Characters/Pairings: Ben Urich, Claire Temple, Doris Urich, Karen Page, Matt Murdock, Elektra Natchios
Warnings: Some violence
Summary: A Daredevil AU fusion with Leverage. Ben Urich worries that he won’t be able to pay for his wife’s care as she undergoes treatment for dementia at a recently privatized hospital. When he’s approached by a mysterious corporate executive who wants to hire him to oversee a plan to steal back his company’s private financial data from a rival, Ben finds himself planning a heist with the help of a volatile former assassin, a blind cat burglar, a computer hacker with a fondness for journalism, and his wife’s former nurse. Complications ensue, and Ben recruits a cheerful con artist to join his team as they figure out a plan to get paid and not get killed by the corporate executive who hired them.
Title: I'm Headed for a Land That's Far Away
Genre: Drama/Gen & Romance (“Shippy Gen”)
Fandom/Universe: Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)
Characters/Pairings: Scott Lang/Sam Wilson, Referenced/Implied Past Scott Lang/Hope Van Dyne, Scott Lang & Everyone, pretty much; Scott Lang, Sam Wilson, Wanda Maximoff, Clint Barton, Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes, some T'Challa; Hope Van Dyne, Luis, and Cassie Lang appear through letters and/or over the phone
Warnings: mental health issues, mental breakdown; ableism; self-hatred, internalized ableism; some vomiting [non-graphic]; suicidal ideation, suicide attempt; references to child abandonment; dysfunctional families, difficult (though not negative) parent-child relationships, past parent loss; mentions of violence, murder, wartime violence; Scott was in prison and that’s important; referenced/implied torture due to Wanda and Bucky
Rating: R/Mature [note: there is no sex]
Summary: As a fugitive in Wakanda, Scott makes a place for himself in his new family as moral support, smiling and joking his way through his fears and regrets and the part where he’s pretty much dead inside. Well, he’s been living with his mental issues for years and keeping his happy-go-lucky act up for even longer, so if he just stays out of the spotlight and lets himself get lost in everyone else’s commotion, he’ll be fine.
…Except no one can pretend to be okay forever, and thus Scott Lang is rudely thrust into the spotlight by virtue of having a full-on mental breakdown and trying to kill himself while living in close quarters with four/five other people. It doesn’t work, so Scott finally stops running away and faces his past, present, and future. The others support him while doing some healing of their own; and, finally, somewhere in all of this, Scott and Sam fall in love, because wars end, but life goes on.
Notes: This takes place in canon, post Civil War. Scott is bipolar in this story, has panic attacks, dissociates, and has some memory loss due to the Pym particles. He spends a lot of the fic deeply depressed. There is an on-screen suicide attempt during which he slits one of his wrists, though I wouldn’t call it graphic. There is frank talk about suicide and mental health. Art-wise, most of the story takes place in/around an isolated building in Wakanda that is surrounded by Wakandan flora and fauna. There is also a dream/near death sequence that takes place in the Big Rock Candy Mountain. Yes, the one from the folk song. (The title is from the song too.)
Title: We’re skintight
Genre: action and romance
Fandom/Universe: Fantastic Four and Spider-Man
Characters/Pairings: Peter Parker/Johnny Storm
Warnings: no heavy warning, but the story infers that the ‘bad guy’ is megalomaniac and possessive/jealous
Rating: PG-13 (or maybe eventually NC-17, to be discussed)
Summary: When Johnny realizes that his new friend Tal maybe doesn’t have all his marbles and might be dangerous, he asks for Peter’s help to get out of trouble. The problem is that Spider-Man is now in danger too, and they need to go into hiding. Johnny can do undercover, just watch him.
Featuring the MCU School of Undercover™ including glasses and a hoodie, booking an AirBnB and getting a taste of cohabitation, discovering that Spidey-Senses can warn about frisky ghosts, Sue in mama bear mode, and so much mutual pining it’s ridiculous (until it’s resolved by Spider-Man’s dramatic confrontation with Tal on the Baxter Building's rooftop in a ‘no, I love Johnny more than you’ contest). Johnny Storm POV.
Title: Sharp Evening Stars And Bright Morning Flame
Characters/Pairings: Steve/Bucky, Bucky/Natasha, Natasha/Maria, Maria/Steve, Bucky & Maria, Steve & Natasha
Warnings: Some trauma/violence - canon-typical.
Rating: NC-17 for explicit sex
Summary: A sedoretu is complex mesh of six dynamics between Morning man, Evening woman, Morning woman, and Evening Man, sexual and non-sexual both, in an intricate dance of relationships.
When Steve Rogers makes Bucky Barnes a promise at age sixteen, he doesn't know that he'll be keeping it at age ninety-six. When Bucky Barnes meets Natasha Romanoff in the course of their work at the KGB, he won't remember her for another seven years. When Natasha Romanoff encounters Maria Hill in SHIELD, she isn't thinking of desire or fondness, only of trust - and that it's the first time she's been allowed the choice. And when Maria Hill seduces Steve Rogers, she can't imagine she'd fall for him - but love is more than sex and emotions, a hard road to walk.
Through it all, life happens: war, espionage, betrayal, and alien invasions.
But frankly, when a four-person marriage consists of Captain America, the former Deputy Director of SHIELD, the Black Widow, and the Winter Soldier, things are bound to get downright complicated.
The story arc is about the one-on-one interactions between the characters as they work out who they are and how they fit with each other, with the final, unwritten section being about the quartet coming together in marriage and working out the issues between them.
Title: Hot Mess
Fandom/Universe: MCU non-powered AU
Characters/Pairings: Tony Stark/Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers/Peggy Carter (minor)
Warnings: Drunken sex can be seen as dubcon although both parties are equally drunk and explicit consent is stated both drunk and afterwards sober
Summary: “Would serve him right if we had the world's most ill-advised one night stand.”
“Totally! We should totally fake the loudest sex ever, right next to his fucking bedroom.”
“And then have the awkwardest morning after that means we can never see each other again."
“Instead of pretending... we should just have loud sex.”
“I propose another amendment to the plan: we see how much sex we can keep on having while pretending to avoid each other like the plague.”
OR How Steve learnt not to matchmake his friends. Or not. It worked in the end, didn't it?
Title: From the Space Between Your Bed and Wall
Fandom/Universe: Deadpool (2016), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Marvel (comics)/Earth 616.
Characters/Pairings: Peter Parker/Wade Wilson, background Gwen Stacy/Mary Jane Watson, past Peter Parker/Harry Osborn, Wade Wilson/Vanessa, Weasel.
Warnings: language, mild mentions of violence
Summary: After two years of radio silence Wade shows up at Peter’s door with the clothes on his back and an apology Peter doesn’t want to hear. Just the ruins of their former relationship standing between them.
But it’s more complicated than that. Memories and feelings resurface and both find out letting go isn’t as easy as some people make it out to be.
(No superpowers AU where Wade’s still a mercenary and Peter hates his job at The Daily Bugle. With a supporting cast of kick-ass ladies and quirky best friends who have your back no matter what. )
Title: 10,000 Miles to Home (working title, subject to change)
Fandom/Universe: MCU (Avengers/Captain America/Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D./Ant-Man) with influences from 616, massive spoilers for Captain America: Civil War
Characters/Pairings: Natasha Romanoff, Laura Barton, Nakia (Dora Milaje), Barton Children, with background appearances/mentions of Steve Rogers, Clint Barton, Scott Lang, T’Challa, Hope van Dyne, Cassie Lang, Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, Tony Stark, and Agent 13, etc. with background Clint/Laura
Warnings: Graphic violence, strong language, violence towards/involving children
Summary: The Sokovia Accords didn’t stop with the Avengers. The goal of the accords was to ensure the registration of every enhanced individual everywhere in the world, regardless of age, occupation, or country of origin, and using a very flexible definition of enhanced. So when Steve Rogers broke the Avengers out of the Raft, Secretary Ross and UN forces sought to strike back at their families… only it didn’t quite go as planned. This is the story of Laura Barton and Natasha Romanoff on the run with Lila, Cooper, and Nathaniel Barton, and moving towards reunification. Ross really should have known not to mess with Black Widow. He really should have known not to go after Laura Barton.
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