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07 May 2013 @ 02:59 pm
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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13 January 2017 @ 05:00 pm
This weekend let’s talk about titles!

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? Artists, how do you name your art?

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?

In today's ATTF:

a) post a comment chatting about any or all of the above. Let's have some conversations!

b) here's a thing that I found with a 'twenty titles for a writer' exercise. Pick one of your fics/peices of art/vids etc - either finished and already posted, or something new that you're working on - and have a go at this exercise. Post the results in a comment. Everyone else, which titles do you think work best?

Artists: here's an art of the title selection that's fun! Maybe pick a title - even a title from this weekend's ATTF - and play around with how you could make it look?

c) comment with ASK ME and a link to where people can find your creative works. People will then reply with one/some of your titles. Reply with where that title came from, why you chose it, your thoughts behind it.

d) ALL THE THINGS! This is, after all, entitled All The Things Friday ;)

You can sign up to host an ATTF, suggest ideas for future ATTFs, and see what's coming up in ATTFs HERE

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.)
08 January 2017 @ 04:38 pm
COMMUNITY BANNER: New year, new banner, from me to you :) If you'd like to make a banner for the community we'd love to see it! Send them in to be_compromised@hotmail.com
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ALL THE THINGS FRIDAY: is back! This weekend's ATTF is about what we're hoping to create and things we're looking forward to in 2017. You can suggest ideas for future ATTFs and sign up to host at our shiny new sign up list here. You can also use the sign up list to see when ATTFs are happening and what's coming up - the more people sign up for ATTFs, the more fun we get to have with them :)

SECRET SANTA: is over for another year, but if you'd like to catch up with any fics you may have missed we have a masterlist here.

IN THE WIDER WORLD WIDE WEB: Yuletide 2016 is now complete with all works and authors revealed. If you'd like to head straight to the Marvel goodness, comicstorenews has a Yuletide 2016 Special Edition and a Yuletide Madness 2016 Special Edition to help you out.

Any other holiday exchanges, fests, or other things happening that're relevant to our interests? Have any recs to share? Comment below!
06 January 2017 @ 10:36 pm
Hello, hello, hello and HELLO 2017! It's a brand new year, which means we're kickstarting All The Things Friday again and with a 'things we're looking forward to in 2017' edition.

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!

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 2017 has in store.

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.)
06 January 2017 @ 10:24 pm
New Year, new ATTF sign up post! Yes, that's right, ALL THE THINGS FRIDAY IS BACK.

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. You can host on your own, or as a team, or with a mod. If you have suggestions but don't want to host you can comment with suggestions, and if you're not sure about hosting you can chat about ideas in the comments.

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:

6th January: inkvoices - looking forward to 2017
13th January: inkvoices - title talk
20th January: alphaflyer - WIP workshop
27th January:
3rd February:
10th February: [Valentine's Mini Promptathon around about here]
17th February:
24th February:
3rd March:
10th March:
17th March:
24th March:
31st March:
Title: You'll Hum This Tune Forever
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/Characters: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov
Word Count: 1770
Summary: Clint doesn't plan on moving anytime soon, could wait for morning right where he is, and gives a discontent huff when Natasha stretches out against him, yawning as well, and then pushes herself upright.

Her smile in response is fond and amused, the way someone would look at a puppy who's being especially adorable, if a little dense. She stands and extends her hand, and ohh, well yes, that changes things.

read it on AO3
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04 January 2017 @ 01:17 am
Title: We Set The World To Rights
Rating: R
Pairing/Characters: Clint/Kate
Word Count: 3170
Summary: “If you like being tied up so much, well. I’ve been the expensive elite version of a girl scout, which means I know pretty good knots, and I’m sure we can find some rope around the place if we go looking. We can take care of that right here. No need for you to go and get yourself...”

And right then and there Kate loses her train of thought, because they’ve been together for a few months now but she doesn’t think she’s ever seen Clint’s pupils dilate so fast and so suddenly.

read it on AO3
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: None
Pairing: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff
Characters: Clint Barton, Natasha Romanoff
Summary:  Three long-distance Christmases, plus one that finally wasn’t.

25 December 2016 @ 12:10 am
Thank you to everyone who’s taken part this year, from the gift creators to beta readers and cheerleaders. A special thanks to our pinch hitter kiss_me_cassie and to perpetuations and enigma731 for their gorgeous banners!

All gift creators, as well as banner makers, have now been revealed on individual posts and in the masterlist below, so feel free to now post, share, and link to your gifts wherever you like. It’d be nice if you’d link back to the comm somewhere and if you decide to use your Secret Santa banner elsewhere please do remember to credit your banner maker. The AO3 collection is HERE for Be Compromised Secret Santa 2016 if you’d like to crosspost your work and Community: be_compromised is also available as an AO3 tag.


From all your mods at be_compromised we hope you have a happy holiday season and wish you all the best for 2017!
23 December 2016 @ 07:00 pm

banner by perpetuations

A Gift From: alphaflyer
Type Of Gift: Fic
Title: Hearth
A Gift For: findthesea
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: None
Summary/Prompt Used: Power comes in many forms. -- An amorphous blend of the following prompt snippets: "What happened after Civil War? Basically, I just want a fic about what happened to our assassins ... Natasha, Laura and Clint ... after Ross finds out about Clint's "secret" life.... domestic stuff, slice of life, mission fic, ... found family... magical realism... I LOVE Laura Barton and want her involved always."
Author's Note: In my head canon Laura was an analyst for S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nick Fury’s EA when she and Clint met, and continued to telework for Fury even after the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. (hence Clint’s desire to turn the dining room into a “workspace for Laura” in AoU).

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