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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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05 December 2016 @ 12:26 pm
Thank you to everyone who submitted their gifts by the deadline, you stars *hugs*. We have a couple of extensions, so to everyone who's volunteered to pinch hit, thank you for being on standby if those don't work out. Banner making is now in progress, so if anyone hasn't already received an email about that from me and would like to join in just comment below :)

And a reminder: please can everyone comment to the submissions post; if you've submitted, if you have an extension, if the Avengers have shown up on your farm, I don't care, we need you to comment on the submissions post for banner making purposes. Thank you!

Counting down to posting time...
23 November 2016 @ 07:36 pm
The deadline for Secret Santa 2016 is on MIDNIGHT SUNDAY DECEMBER 4TH (that’s midnight in whatever time zone you live in) so here’s some REALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT YOU REALLY NEED TO READ aka your three step guide to submitting your Secret Santa gift. Paying attention to this post will make the lives of you, your mods, your pinch hitters, and your graphic makers so very much easier. If you have any questions at all about anything please just ask, even in a PM or an email if you’re shy. Thank you :)

There are three things you need to do: finish, submit your gift by email, AND comment to this post. Read on to find out how…

STEP ONE: Getting It Done

Complete your Secret Santa gift by the deadline of SUNDAY 4th DECEMBER. That’s finished, beta read if you wanted, all polished and ready to be gift-wrapped.

The community rules (on how to warn, plagiarism, etc) and the exchange rules apply, so make sure you follow those.

STEP TWO: Gift-wrapping

Send your gifts to be_compromised@hotmail.com – wrapping them up as follows:

The subject line of your email needs to be: YOUR LJ NAME Secret Santa Gift for giftee

Place the following header at the top of your fic or in the main body of your email. Use it exactly as it is, just copy and paste, fill it in and replace the capital letter parts with the relevant names:

FIC should be submitted as an email attachment, preferably as a Word or .doc, but it can be a plain text or .txt file. If your fic is longer than will fit in a single LJ post, or if you would like it to be posted as chapters, please indicate in BIG CAPITALS WHERE YOU WOULD LIKE THE BREAK TO BE. All fics MUST be html coded if you want words to be bold or italic etc. There is a guide to html on livejournal here and feel free to ask questions before you submit. Otherwise your fic will be posted as submitted.

ART/GRAPHICS should be submitted as attached files, NOT links to already uploaded works. To keep you anonymous we will upload them to the community’s photobucket account. Please specify if multiple art peices should be in any particular order, and if you have any blurbs or captions etc.

VID/MIXES also need to be anonymous. Please submit the actual work or a link to a privately shared file and we will upload it to a community media account anonymously. Cover art should be submitted as per art/graphics.

STEP THREE: Place It Under The Tree

EVERYONE MUST COMMENT TO THIS POST BY MIDNIGHT SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER. EVEN IF YOU HAVE AN EXTENSION. If you are submitting on time, comment to this post after you’ve submitted your gift by email, but you must comment to this post regardless by the deadline.

We need this for banner making as well as a check in and to confirm if emails have been received. All comments are screened.

Comment to this post with the following, accurately as this is what will go on your banner:

PROBLEMS: We Know They Happen

If for any reason you think that you won’t be able to submit by the deadline of SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER you need to let us know as soon as possible. We don’t yell, we just want to make sure that everyone who participates gets a gift and that everyone taking part in all capacities has as few worries as possible.

If you can’t submit by the deadline a pinch hitter will automatically be assigned. If you then manage to submit by an agreed extended deadline the pinch-hit will become a community gift.

If you contact us by the 4th December deadline saying that you can’t submit we will assume that you have dropped out. If you don’t submit by the agreed extension we will also assume that you have dropped out. In both of these cases the gift for you will be reassigned as a community gift and we will rely on your pinch hitter. Once assumed to have dropped out we will not be able to accept late gifts as part of the exchange.

The best way to contact a mod is to send an email to the community address and/or PM inkvoices

What Happens Next

This is an anonymous gift exchange, so please don’t post or upload your gift elsewhere until after the reveals.

We aim to start posting gifts on December 19th/20th. Once all gifts have been posted we will have the reveals, at which point there will be a master post and an AO3 collection for this year’s exchange if you want to crosspost your work.

Lots of wonderful gifts are on the way!
20 November 2016 @ 02:00 pm
Title: nothing more terrible, nothing more true
Author name: andibeth82 / findthesea
Characters/Pairing: Clint Barton, Natasha Romanoff, Wanda Maximoff, Frank Castle, Malcolm Ducasse, Laura Barton, background canon relationship Laura/Clint
Fandom/Universe: MCU, Jessica Jones, Daredevil
Rating: PG
Word count: 14,450
Warnings: None

“I’m --” Clint stops, trying to wrap his brain around the headlines he’s just read. “I never said you were perfect. Hell, you know I’m not. But you’re not a killer, either. And, I mean...fuck, all those people?”

“You think I’m a bad man?” Frank asks with just a hint of danger in his voice.

Clint opens his mouth and then closes it, choosing his words carefully. “No worse than me,” he says slowly. “I’ve killed people, too. Even without being controlled by a demigod. And I didn’t even have a reason for it.”

Frank snorts. “You don’t need a reason to get angry, Barton. It’s in our blood. Don’t need a reason to act out, either, if they hurt the people you love.”

Read on AO3 here.
20 November 2016 @ 12:45 am
Title: The Only Truth That Sticks
Author name: meatball42
Beta name: red_b_rackham
Characters/Pairing: Natasha Romanov/Tony Stark
Fandom/Universe: MCU
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 17,580 words
Warnings: One instance of dubious consent PG-13 level activity, multiple incidents of sexual harassment by multiple parties, one sex-pollen-induced instance of non-consensual masturbation and voyeurism episode
Summary: It took years for Natasha to understand Tony on a personal level, and in that time their relationship has ended up as many of Natasha’s do: they are colleagues who can work together professionally, but don’t even pretend to trust each other. She sets her sights on repairing their relationship, but with Tony Stark, nothing is ever going to be easy.
Or, Five times Tony Stark did not sleep with Natasha Romanoff, and one time he did.


Fanworker name: red_b_rackham
Rating of fanwork: PG-13
Link to accompanying fanwork master post: The Only Truth That Sticks [Fanart]
18 November 2016 @ 01:50 pm
Hello honorable comrades, and welcome to the latest All the Things Friday! I'll be your host this week, sort of. More on that in a minute. If you want to be a host for a future ATTF, go to this page and check out the info!

Firstly, credit to inkvoices and workerbee73, who masterminded the ATTF I'm mostly copy-pasting for this one. They ran a really successful and super fun Friday a few years back, so here's to hoping that spirit will return, and shower us with loads of great fanworks, just in time to procrastinate all out holiday exchange fics :))) not that I'm speaking personally or anything, and/or cushion the blow of November holidays with relatives. One would hope.

There are three parts to this ATTF challenge/game. If you'd like to participate, you can choose any or all of the options, or just sit back and glut! :D

1. Rec a fanwork (fic, art, podfic, graphics, mural graffitied on a wall in town, etc.) by a fandom newcomer, or just an underappreciated work that you feel deserves some love.

2) Tell us the first thing that you wrote/made in this fandom. How did you get into it, what was the inspiration, was it hard to do? What do you think about it now, either in content or composition? Tell the story of your story! Link if you're brave enough :D

3) Rec something you wrote/made in this fandom that you’re most proud of, or that’s your favourite.

Discussion Ideas: How have your thinky thoughts or creative leanings changed since that first thing you wrote/made? How far have we come since the film was released? What is it about the shiny new things coming through that are different, that have changed your thinking?

We've had a few good recs and discussions on this community lately, but with the way the movies, comics, and, basically, 2016, I think it'll do us some good to harken back to the golden days. Maybe it'll give us some inspiration for the future. <3

What are your three things for this Friday?

And a few things to keep in mind:
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 has 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.)
13 November 2016 @ 05:18 pm
Title: "Seventh Crow"
Author name:  Alphaflyer
Artist name: inkvoices
Beta name: inkvoices, jrbarton
Characters/Pairing: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff; James Bond & Eve Moneypenny; Q; M; Nick Fury; Maria Hill (cameo); Tony Stark (cameo);
Fandom/Universe: MCU/Avengers, James Bond/007 (Craig movies)
Rating: PG13
Word count: 34,000
Warnings: Canon-typical violence; swearing; two or three allusions to recent traumatic election processes
Summary: "One for sorrow, Two for joy ..."  A long life in intelligence has taught M one thing above all: Criminal organizations are like a tick embedded in the skin of humanity.  You can never be sure you have pulled out the entire thing. What remains causes disease to take hold and fester.

A/N:  Written for marvel_bang 2016.  A sequel to Second Mouse (MB 2013) and Locust Wind (MB 2014).  A thousand thanks to Inkvoices, without whose patience, perseverance and inspiration this story would have not been completed.


Read the story on AO3: Seventh Crow

Art and video by Inkvoices also on AO3

10 November 2016 @ 04:09 pm
It's not Friday and it's not specifically Clint or Natasha, the characters. (But we could pretend, right?) And I know *I* could use some pretty distraction, and I'm pretty sure other people could use some pretty discraction and, well, these are pretty. Enjoy

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31 October 2016 @ 12:01 am
Happy Halloween folks! Is three times a tradition? If it is then WELCOME TO THE BAR'S TRADITIONALLY HALLOWEEN PARTY! It's trick-or-treat time, and here's how it works:

- If you want to give out treats reply to this post with "MY DOOR IS OPEN"

- 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, three sentence fics, picspam, recs, a compliment, a sneak peak of something you're already working on, icons, gifs, anything, ALL THE THINGS, whatever strikes your fancy. You're welcome to ask for prompts or other specifics from your trick-or-treaters.

- 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.

- Anyone can join in!

art from mdixx on deviantart

(THIS also amused me, but I can't find who to credit.)

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.)
30 October 2016 @ 11:00 pm
COMMUNITY BANNER: a brand new banner this month from perpetuations, beautiful and suitably atmospheric for Halloween as much as darker (winter) days so I thought I'd put it up a little earlier than November :) If you'd like to make a banner for our community, especially any seasonally themed ones, we'd love to see them! Send them in to be_compromised@hotmail.com
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ALL THE THINGS FRIDAY: It's been quiet, but ATTF is still going until December. Please Sign Up and make suggestions HERE to make Fridays fun.

HALLOWEEN: Keep your eyes peeled for a little something hitting the comm at witching hour tonight in time for October 31st!

SECRET SANTA: Hope you're all having fun getting creative for this year's exchange! If you didn't manage to sign up or would like to get even more involved you can volunteer here to be a graphics maker, pinch hitter, beta reader, or cheerleader.

DOCTOR STRANGE: we have a discussion post HERE. Please play nice and don't post spoilers anywhere on the comm, keep them on the discussion post. (Nope, I have no idea if this will affect Clint or Natasha or how it'll impact the MCU as a whole, because I haven't seen it yet, but hey, new Marvel film!)

RECS: meatball42 posted a rec list this week - check it out :) Don't forget that we like ALL THINGS Cint and/OR Natasha in these parts, anything with one or both of our assassins in, all pairings and team fic and what have you welcome, and we definitely love recs. What're you been reading or spotted recently? Let us know in the comments or feel free to do some rec posts of your own.

IN THE WIDER WORLD WIDE WEB: Marvel Big Bang is in the middle of posting. I have no idea what else is going on - probably something with YuleTide - give us a shout in the comments and let us know what's happening and what seasonal fun you're all involved with!