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07 May 2013 @ 02:59 pm
a 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.

tour behind the cut: about us, things that happen around here, and some links relevant to your interestsCollapse )
but the sky is the same
by dirty diana
27 000 words
rated teen
no standard warnings apply
Clint Barton & Natasha Romanov, Phil Coulson, Bobbi Morse

completed a few weeks ago for Marvel Bang 2015. This story takes place one year after Clint makes the unexpected choice to bring Natasha Romanov in from the cold. They've become co-workers and acquaintances, but Natasha is still as much a mystery to Clint as she was on the day he was first sent to target her. A story about making friends and making choices, set against the backdrop of daily life at SHIELD.
13 November 2015 @ 08:24 pm
Hello, best bar! It's Friday (and apologies as it's probably already Saturday in some countries, but it's still Friday in the USA!)

There were a number of fun topics I was thinking of using for today's ATTF...and then real life took a terrible, horrific turn with the tragedy in Paris. One of the reasons I love this bar so much is because it's a place where we're always supportive and open with one another, no matter how often we participate in fandom, how long we've been a part of the community, or how far away we live in the world.

So, we're going to use this ATTF to bring some light to an otherwise tragic time and spread a little joy. Use the comments to recommend a fic you love, a video you love, meta that you think needs to be read, whatever you want! Go wild! Make someone's day a little brighter by offering them the chance to find something about our assassins that would put a smile on their face if they've never seen it before. :)

As usual, community rules...
The usual community rules apply and of course our 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.)
01 November 2015 @ 02:07 am
COMMUNITY BANNER: We have a colder banner from perpetuations for November! If you’d like to make a banner for the community, please do, we love to see them. Seasonal/Secret Santa themed for December very welcome. Send them in to be_compromised@hotmail.com
A few rules for new banners...
1) Everyone is invited to play, seriously, everyone!
2) Banners must be safe for work.
3) Banners must have a width of 800 and a height of 350 and preferably be a png or jpg file.
4) When new films etc come out please don’t use images that could be spoilers until general DVD release. (If you want to use something and you're not sure if it counts as a spoiler or not, PM me or email.)
5) Banners should contain both Clint and Natasha.

ALL THE THINGS FRIDAY: our Halloween Edition is a fandom trick-or-treat. Don’t forget, ATTFs up until Secret Santa are extra long running extravaganzas and the Halloween Edition also has no deadline for treats!

SECRET SANTA: Hope you’re all busy getting creative. It’s one month and a bit to go until the deadline, full steam ahead! You can volunteer to be a beta reader, pinch hitter, graphics maker, or cheerleader; get a beta reader or cheerleader; and find out about creating a community gift HERE

IN THE WIDER WORLD WIDE WEB: Marvel Big Bang is in full swing with lots of new fic and arts for you to feast on. Yuletide 2015 (for rare and obscue fandoms) has closed signups but there’s always Treats and Pinch Hits - nominations this year include Lucky and the Tracksuit Mafia from the Hawkeye comics, characters from the Secret Avengers comic, from the Ant-Man, and, well, lots of others. towerparty has started a new round, so there’s new fic happening over there. NANOWRIMO is due to kick off on November 1st…

Anything else relevant to our interests? Shout out in the comments!
30 October 2015 @ 07:16 pm
Title: Exercise in Trust
Characters: Natasha Romanoff and Br
Word count: 3,495
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Slight innuendo, mild language, no other warnings that I'm aware of.
Summary: “Probably makes things pretty interesting in bed.”
“You know, I would have expected to hear a quip like that from Tony.”
“I do believe you’re blushing, Doctor.”
In-between saving the world, Natasha and Bruce get to know each other.
Author's Note: Brutasha if you squint. Briefly explores the Clintasha paradox as brought up by AoU.
Find it on AO3:
Or ff.net:
07 October 2015 @ 08:05 pm
Title: Don't Stop Me Now
Rating: PG-13
Pairings: Clint/Natasha, Steve/Peggy
Wordcount: 3625
Warnings: none
Beta: The wonderful geckoholic.
Notes: Written for avengersfest for a prompt that basically boiled down to "Steve and fluff". Steve and fluff are not natural bedmates in my head, so I threw is a heavy dose of Clint/Natasha and out came a Uni AU.

After three years of rooming with Steve Rogers, Clint has discovered that the best thing about him is how he is absolutely, pathologically, unable to turn down a dare.

Wherein Clint and all his friends take to meddling in Steve's love life because they're terrible people.
30 October 2015 @ 09:50 pm

Happy Halloween folks and welcome to this super special and spooky Halloween edition of our current ATTF extravaganzas! We're bringing back last year's popular fandom trick-or-treat, so get ready, here's how it works:

- If you want to give out treats reply to this post with "MY DOOR IS OPEN" or something to that effect.

- Members of the bar wil then reply with "treat" for something sweet or fluffy, "trick" for something spooky or with dark edges, or of course "trick or treat"!

- You will then hand out your tricks and treats. These can be anything you want: comment fic, picspam, recs, a compliment, a sneak peak of something you're already working on, icons, gifs, anything, ALL THE THINGS, that strikes your fancy.

- There is no deadline for providing tricks and treats. You're welcome to put a limit on how many things you're willing/able to fill. You're welcome to ask for prompts or other soecifics from your trick-or-treaters.

-Anyone can join in!

Top pumpkins by musogato on deviantart. Bottom pumpkins by The Pumpkin Geek.

The usual community rules apply and of course our 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 October 2015 @ 09:22 pm
Hi All! This is a post for pinch hitters, graphics makers, beta readers, community gift givers, and cheerleaders. You can join in with any or all of this regardless of whether you’ve signed up to the Secret Santa gift exchange or not. Want to dip your toes in the water or missed out on sign ups? Community gift! Fancy gifting banners? Graphics team! Want to encourage and enable other people? Cheerlead! We like to make this festive thing fun for everyone :)


We will be automatically assigning pinch hitters to anyone who doesn’t submit their gift by the deadline of December 6th, which should hopefully give you a decent amount of time to create a gift before we start posting. If people then do manage to submit their gift by an agreed extension your pinch-hit would be assigned as a gift to the community as a whole, but no less appreciated! We will let you know as soon as a pinch hit is needed, so either when the deadline has passed or earlier if people let us know in advance that they’re dropping out. Gifts needs to be a minimum of 1,000 words or the art equivalent and ideally we’d like pinch hits to be completed by December 13th.

If this sounds like something you’d like to do please comment to this post with:

Your email address: either in the comment or PM me

Type Of Gift: gift type you’re willing to pinch-hit for, fic and/or gift basket (which is anything arty or anything arty combined with a short fic)

Absolutely Not: Things that are an absolute no for you, such as anything triggering, character death, certain ratings, things that you will not do.

Kinda Like: If we get plenty of pinch hitters showing interest we can match you up a bit so you get something you think you’d be good at or would have fun with, so what are your strengths or likes? Genres, AU, comics…? No guarantees, but we’ll try!


There are two types of graphics in Secret Santa. The first is participation graphics, such as banners or icons. The second is the epic banner making we like to do, where we create a banner for every gift. When Secret Santa exchange participants reach the deadline we collate their titles, who the gift is for, and some general theme or idea of what the gift is about, then a team of graphics makers get creative in time for banners to be added to the top of all gifts when they’re posted.

If either or both of these sounds like something you’d be interested in please comment to this post with your email address (or PM me your email address) if we don’t already have it from this year’s Secret Santa and what type of graphics you’d like to make. We’ll then email around the details and organisation as we go.

Of course if you’d just like to create some Secret Santa or seasonally inspired icons, advertising banners, or anything else do feel free to share!


To make things friendly and easy, if you’d like to offer your beta reading skills for someone’s Secret Santa fic please comment to this post saying BETA VOLUNTEER and a bit about your style and strengths as a beta reader.

For both volunteers and people requesting beta readers, we had a discussion on beta readers and how to ask for them a while back here that might come in useful. (The information on who’s available to beta read on that post is old though.)

If you’re unsure of how to approach a beta reader remember it’s a creative exchange. Beta readers do it for the fun of it and to help you :) And if either of you think that the other’s style isn’t for you that’s absolutely fine and you can part ways with a smile. You might want to tell your prospective beta reader: how long your fic is, your deadline (if other than the 5th December), the rating and any warnings or triggers, what you’re stuck on if there’s something specific or even general like you’re worried about your grammar or an action scene.


This is what it says on the tin: a gift for the community. If you missed signing up to Secret Santa this year, fancy just dipping your toes in the water, or would like to write something extra, you can create a community gift.

The simple way of community gifting: create something fic or arty, following the usual rules of the comm, and post it in December, or during Secret Santa posting time, saying that it’s a gift for the community.

Or if you want to be a Secret Santa: create a gift using the rules and guidelines of Secret Santa, just create whatever you want instead of something specifically for someone’s prompt or request. Wait until the post on how to submit gifts anonymously as part of Secret Santa, which will be by email, and then submit your gift the same way by the same deadline, including commenting to the completed post with your title and banner theme and when you submit state clearly your LJ name and that this is a community gift. Your gift will then be posted anonymously as part of the exchange as a gift for the whole community. (There will be no deadline extensions for this. If you don’t meet the deadline you can still post ‘the simple way’.)

You can create as many ‘simple way’ community gifts as you like, but only ONE Secret Santa anon community gift. (This can be in addition to your actual Secret Santa gift if you’re part of the exchange.)


We need you! To comment, squee, join in, get excited, and make this comm the place it is!

If you’d like to get even more involved as a cheerleader you can also comment below with CHEERLEADER AT THE READY. People who have signed up for the Secret Santa exchange or who’re creating a community gift can then team up with you in whatever way works for you to encourage them. This might be reading their fic in progress and letting them know what you like and don’t like, it might be contacting them every so often to ask where they’re up to, it might be sending them pictures of Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson, whatever works!

To all our volunteers: THANK YOU!
To all our bar: have fun and enjoy!
Heh. So Taylor Swift hates anyone who uses her music (really, Taylor? I'm not selling it or anything) and so I can't upload this on youtube. Hah. Heh. (-_-)

But I really wanted to share this sneak peek with you guys because I'm not too sure about the whole video. I hope you all enjoy it <3

Please watch in 1080p! (And please ignore the random change of screen size towards the end, it was just me forgetting to re-screencap that part.

Here's the link to the video (on google drive):

18 October 2015 @ 01:35 am
All assignments for Secret Santa have now been emailed. If you haven't received an assignment please comment to this post or send me a PM. Please do check your spam folder, that your email account allows emails from be_compromised at hotmail dot com, and that you've provided us with your correct email address, because we're going to be emailing you again in future!

Watch this space for information on community gifts, graphics team, beta reading, pinch hits, and cheerleading...coming soon!