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07 May 2013 @ 02:59 pm
NOTE: CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR DISCUSSION POST IS HERE. Thanking you :)
an important post-Age Of Ultron message from your mods


Hello and welcome to be_compromised!

Here’s a little tour of what we like to call ‘our bar’ (as in this is the best bar and lots of bar jokes) and the good yacht (other pairings have ships, we have a yacht!) Clint/Natasha.

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Hello fellow enthusiasts! And welcome to another All the Things Friday!

I definitely did not confuse Friday and Saturday this week, no sir-ee. (Sorry.  D: )

This week the challenge/partay is modelled after comment_fic's daily challenge, wherein participants will comment to the post with prompts that relate to the daily topic. This week's topic is *drumrolls* ALTERNATE UNIVERSE

If you've been dying to read Lumberjack!Natasha/Birdwatching!Enthusiast!Clint, this is your time!
If you have a craving for a high school AU with popular kid Clint and emo artist Natasha (who would be best friends with skinny!Steve, of course), this is your place!
If the newly developed ships of Ultron didn't sit right with you and you want to rewrite some scenes (or the whole movie) as Clintasha, this is your motion!

AU is the way we are feeliiinn'!

I may be slightly too into AUs, what, who said that?

ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS ATTF is headcanons! Say nobody else prompts your Lumberjack/Birdwatching story, but you've got a lot of feelz for it anyway? Or you can't fic for the prompt 'Activists' but you have some opinions about how it would work anyway? Go right ahead and put your metaphorical pen to the metaphorically physical comments! I think I speak for everyone when I say we really really want to read it.

Special rule: In the spirit of comment-fics, and more generally of ATTF, we ask that stories or headcanons be posted as replies to the prompts or the main post. Except for:
-If it gets long enough to be unwieldy here, we'd rather that you post a link to your journal or AO3 account rather than kinkmeme style reply-posting.
-If a prompt super-grabs you and grows into some epic length fic, and you finish a month from now, feel free to post that sucker to the com (as well as replying to the original comment because I, at least, tend to miss stuff like that if it's not shoved in my face via Inbox).

Normal rules:
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.)
 
 
20 May 2016 @ 01:00 pm
Inspired by our two favourite assassins, this week’s ATTF topic is languages. Specifically languages and how they’re portrayed in media.

We know that Natasha’s first language is Russian and, in the comics at least, Clint can ‘speak’ sign language. Considering that they’re spies and have a history of travelling the world it’s likely that they also speak other languages.

I’ve seen comics portray other languages by putting an asterisk to a translation, or to a note saying ‘they’re actually speaking in X’. The excellent David Aja was creative the Hawkeye comics in his portrayal of languages – and hearing difficulties – in speech bubbles, but also using sign language, body language, and even symbols for a dog’s-eye view of the world:





What do you think about how languages are shown in the films and comics? What about other media and what about in fanfiction? How have you seen other languages depicted, how do you like to see them depicted, and is that dependent on circumstances? For example, if the protagonist isn’t meant to be able to understand the language/s they’re hearing. How have you depicted other languages?

Feel free to bring other films, tv shows, books, and media into this conversation. For example, in Firefly to show how the American and Asian cultures had merged in the future – and so that the characters could swear creatively – the English speaking cast swore in, and emphasised points in, Mandarin. But then I’m curious, if we’d had an Asian character would they have sworn in English?

And those of you from non-English countries, tell us about translations, dubbing, seeing your own languages as ‘foreign’, all the things. Lets talk about things that are lost in translation. Let’s talk about accents and dialect. Let's talk about swearing and getting creative with curses. Let’s talk about Allspeak and how that even works.

Let’s talk about talking: go!


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.)
 
 
17 May 2016 @ 08:37 am
Turning Circles
(7293 words)

Fandom: Avengers
Pairing: Clint/Natasha
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Characters: Clint Barton, Natasha Romanov, Steve Rogers, Phil Coulson, Tony Stark, Other Marvel Characters
Other: Alternate Universe, Hockey, Ice Skating, Developing Relationship

Summary: Getting noticed by a small-town, minor league hockey player shouldn't have gotten her this hot and bothered. Why then, was Natasha exactly that?
 
 
13 May 2016 @ 08:32 pm
Hello Best of Bars!

Time for a little Friday something.  Most of us here write fan fiction, and those of us who don't, read it.  Or make cool art.  And when you do any of these things, you will have come across things that make you go, "WAIT.  Did they just make that up?  No -- can't be.  It's too familiar.  Must be from ..."

Chances are, you've come across fanon.  Some idea or factoid that has turned up so often, it's become Truth.  Like those things:

- Coulson recruited Clint.
- Natasha drinks tea.
- He made that different call because he watched her care for civilians/children/a kitten.


That's fanon -- fan-made canon.

If you're the only one who has one of those ideas, that's head canon.  Sometimes, you get the ultimate compliment from a reader:  "head canon accepted."  And if that happens often enough, your brilliant idea can turn into fanon!

Finally, there are the fanfic formats we all love so much, people have turned them into bingos:  the good old tropes"  H/C, friends-to-lovers, body swaps, sex pollen...

All of it adds up to making fan fic into something comfy and familiar that you can pull over your shoulders like an old blanket at the end of a tiring day at the coal face of life.  So, here's the challenge:

-  Tell us your favourite fanon and tropes -- ideally with a fic rec? (And yes, fic self recs are cool!  Help our newbies find your stuff!!!)
-  Or give us a three-sentence fic with one!
-  Which are the ones you can't stand, and wish that they would disappear back under the rock whence they crawled?
-  Tell us your favourite head canon(s)!
-  Maybe you have an instance where your head canon turned up in a movie and you had that delicious moment of wondering whether Joss Whedon read your fic?

Go forth and prosper -- all weekend long! (It's a three-day one here in Europe, so yay! us...)

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.)
 
 
 
Driving home tonight I passed one of those traveling carnivals set up in the parking lot of a local movie theater, the kind where everything either has wheels or can be packed up in a couple of semi trucks. There was a circle of RVs around the back side of all the rides and game booths. Which, of course, led me to start thinking about our favorite ex-carnie, Clint Barton, and what his life was like as a kid. It’s comic book canon that he and his brother Barney ran away from the orphanage and ended up living and working in a traveling carnival. And it seems like in the MCU, Clint has a military background. But you need a high school diploma or GED to join the US military. So if he was a traveling carnie, how the heck did he get his education? He wasn’t attending the local school. I’m not sure if it’s canon or fanon that Clint is very well read, but if he was a traveling carnie, he wouldn’t be able to get a library card, so where did he get his books?

I know I'm smashing together comics and MCU canon here, but that's what my brain does sometimes. Anyhoo, I'm curious, what are your theories about how Clint got his education? I need to develop some head canon around this.
 
 
09 May 2016 @ 06:12 pm
Title: every city was a gift
Pairings: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: approx. 16,000
Summary: SHIELD’s greatest urban legend is that when Natasha Romanoff later declares, “Agent Barton was sent to kill me; he made a different call”, she means that on that day, he chose to spare her, chose to bring her in instead. But what actually happens is something much stranger and much wilder, something that ends up spanning several years and countless cities and, here and there, a drink or a meal or a quiet smile exchanged on the rooftop of a building in Brooklyn.
He lets her go.
This is what follows.
Warnings: n/a

( It’s going to be many weeks after the incident in Kiev before the cast comes off Clint’s arm and he’s back in business again. )
 
 
06 May 2016 @ 11:21 am
Title: I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning - Chapter 4
Parings: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov, Kate Bishop/America Chavez, past - Clint Barton/Jessica Drew
Rating: R
Warnings: shitbag brothers
Word count: 9844 (this chapter)


In which there is a piñata, a party and a prison visit.
 
 
06 May 2016 @ 12:00 pm
HELLO EVERYONE IN THIS WONDERFUL BAR. Today we are four! How brilliant is that?! Four years, 927 members, and 37,719 comments – and more by the time this post goes live, I’m sure. That’s an incredible amount of promptathons, exchanges, challenges, discussions, and a HUGE outpouring of creativity, not to mention how positive, welcoming, friendly, and just plain awesome you all are.

So to celebrate, in true be_compromised fashion, we’re going to have ourselves a good old-fashioned getting-to-know-you community friending party post! Chat to new and old community friends, add each other as LJ friends if you like or don’t, no pressure, just PARTY. Free drinks at the bar, grab yourselves a slice of cake, and for goodness’ sake be careful with the pass the parcel, someone probably put weaponry in there.

To kick things off copy and paste the below into a comment and go wild:



And from all your mods: HAPPY COMMUNITY ANNIBIRTHDAY!




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.)
 
 
03 May 2016 @ 04:40 pm
I'm not opposed to being spoiled for things, but since those of us in the US don't have Civil War just yet, some unspoilable, fluffy fic that nebulously takes place after Winter Soldier somewhere.

Title: Summer Idyll
Pairing:Clint/Natasha
Rating/Warning: PG
Summary: Clint and Natasha try their hands at being just ordinary, normal folk on Clint's farm, with varying degrees of success.

Title: Romantic Idyll
Fandom/Pairing: Avengers, Clint/Natasha
Rating/Warning: Explicit
Summary: Gratuitous smut scene from Summer Idyll