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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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21 October 2016 @ 07:12 pm
Secret Santa assignments have now all been sent out! If you haven't received yours please check your emails to ensure it isn't in your spam folder and that you've set your account up to accept messages from be_compromised@hotmail.com If it isn't hiding anywhere then please comment to this post and let me know right now.

Thank you to everyone for replying to the choices post. I've managed to match everyone up to one of their picks, so hopefully you'll all have fun! Please remember to keep the person you're writing for secret until the reveals at the end of the exchange and if any problems crop up please let a mod know as soon as possible, thank you.


If you'd like to volunteer to help out with Secret Santa - which you can do regardless of whether or not you're participating in the exchange - please comment below if you're interested in being a:

+ Graphics Maker to 1) make participation banners and icons, encouragement graphics, a master list banner etc, which you can do any time and 2) to make banners for every gift, a special thing we do here for Secret Santa. For banners: participants have comment on the final submissions post with a 'banner blurb' to give us some ideas by the deadline, I email out banner assignments, and we have two weeks to ge them made.

+ Pinch Hitter to stand by in case of emergency. We will be automatically assigning pinch hitters to anyone who doesn’t submit their gift by the deadline of December 4th. 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. 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! Deadlines for pinch hits are negotiable but ideally by Decembe 17th.

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

+ Beta Reader to help out our writers! 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 participants, 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 December 4th), 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.

+ Cheerleader to comment, squee, join in, get excited, and make this comm the place it is! You could team up with participants to encourage them along, get discussions going, post fanworks and recs to the comm to keep our spirits up, or just comment with positivity, whatever you like. It's all appreciated!

To all our volunteers: THANK YOU!
To all our bar: have fun and enjoy!
18 October 2016 @ 09:45 pm
Don't forget to make three choices for what you'd like to create for Secret Santa by 17:00 GMT Friday 21st October. Still waiting to hear from six of you!
15 October 2016 @ 04:10 pm
Okay folks, here's how this works: below is an anonymised list of what people have said they would like to receive as a gift in the Secret Santa exchange. People taking part please reply to this post with a comment - which will be screened - saying what your FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD choices would be for what gift you’d like to create. We’ll use these choices to help match people up.

For example:
FIRST: twenty-four
SECOND: three
THIRD: sixteen

A few things:
- you're not guaranteed your choices, but we will be using these to match you up as best we can and keeping to your choices as much as possible
- you have until 17:00 GMT Friday 21st October to comment with your choices or we'll match you up without one. (If everyone comments before then we’ll try to send them earlier)
- your match will be sent to you by the end of the week by email, so please check your emails including your spam folder for anything that comes from be_compromised@hotmail.com and let us know if you don't receive anything by Monday.

And onwards to the main event...

14 October 2016 @ 11:29 pm
You have until 09:00 GMT Saturday 15th October to sign up for Secret Santa 2016 HERE. Currently we have ten people signed up with a variety of exciting prompts!

And keep your eyes peeled for the choices post with those prompts for you to choose from coming shortly after sign ups close :)
09 October 2016 @ 10:51 pm
For alphaflyer, who mentioned wanting something short to read after a long day, I found one of my favorite fluffy Clintasha fics. Can't get me enough of Liho and Lucky :D This fic is set in Fraction and Aja's Hawkeye verse, featuring Kate as your friend who you really should listen to more often than you do.

  Serendipity, by silverfoxflower

  "Why are you still in bed?" Kate demands, kicking at a corner of Clint’s mattress, which, rude. Why were girls and cats always so rude to him.

  "Lucky turned into a cat," Clint says, burying his head in the pillow. "I’m hoping that if I wake up tomorrow, he’ll be back to normal."
05 October 2016 @ 10:50 pm
Hello wonderful bar, it’s October once again and that means it’s Secret Santa sign up time! Please read the following information carefully – we like to tweak things to try and make them better so there are some changes – and please do follow the instructions for the sign up form because it makes everything easier. Thank you!


REQUESTS: from now until 09:00 GMT Saturday 15th October
will go up ASAP after and be available until 17:00 GMT Friday 21st October
ASSIGNMENTS SENT OUT: by 23rd October at the latest
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Midnight (whatever your time zone) Sunday 4th December


An exchange is where you sign up with ideas for what kind of gift you’d like and what kind of gift you'd like to give, then everyone gets a gift and makes a gift, and it's all anonymous until reveals at the end. For this exchange gifts can be EITHER a fic OR a gift basket.

This post is to sign up to take part in the exchange. We also like to have a graphics team to make banners for all the gifts. If you would also like to make other graphics goodies, pinch-hit, beta read, and cheerlead, THANK YOU. You can do any or all of these extra things regardless of whether you’re in the exchange or not – either comment to this post or wait until we have a post later on calling for volunteers.



2) Your gifts need to have a focus on Clint and/or Natasha – solo or as friends, partners, lovers, colleagues, spouses, enemies… We love other characters and welcome fics with all pairings and no pairing group gen fics, but the focus of our comm are on these two. SEE THIS POST and message a mod if you have any questions.

3) Fics must be a MINIMUM of 1,000 words and a MAXIMUM of 10,000 words. Gift Baskets are the arty option, but should be the equivalent of the same length fic. They can be made up of art (such as a wallpaper, painting, picset, fanvid, or graphic manip), a fanmix (minimum cover and 5 tracks), icons (minimum 10), or a combination or any of these, or a combination of these and a short fic (minimum 500 words).

4) This is an anonymous exchange, so don’t reveal who your giftee is until after the reveals!


If at any point during this exchange you feel you won’t be able to submit your gift by the deadline please do let us know straight away by email or PM. We don’t yell, we just want to make sure that everyone who participates gets a gift.

To keep things fair, for participants, pinch-hitters, and your mods, if you don’t submit by the deadline a pinch-hitter will automatically be assigned. If you submit by the agreed extension date the pinch-hit will be a community gift. If you don’t submit by the extension then whatever you create will not be posted as part of the exchange and the gift for you will be reassigned as a community gift. We’ll still love you, but please be considerate of your fellow bar members and mods – unlike Santa’s elves your mods can’t work logistical magic.

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Okay then. HERE WE GO
05 October 2016 @ 10:32 pm
COMMUNITY BANNER: This month's banner is a lovely blast from the past by perpetuations! 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: Want fun Friday things? You can sign up to host, suggest ideas, and see what’s coming up at our new Sign Up Post. No hosts on the post means no ATTF, so please do join the fun!

SECRET SANTA: It's October - no, I have no idea when that happened either - which means it's Secret Santa sign up time again. Watch this space for the Secret Santa 2016 sign up coming very, very soon! (No, really, just give me a minute *grins*)

IN THE WIDER WORLD WIDE WEB: Comment with things happening and recs relevant to our interests! It'd be especailly great to see more recs happening on the comm :)
28 September 2016 @ 10:23 pm
Title: The Truth Amongst The Lies
Rating: PG-13
Pairing/Characters: Clint, Kate
Warnings/Kinks: Current Comics Shenanigans, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Fix-It
Word Count: 3414
Summary: After the Civil War II verdict, Clint runs off on his own. Or he tries, anyway: Kate has a thing or three to say about that.

read it on AO3
05 October 2016 @ 09:23 am
So, people don't really post recs here all that much any more do they? Well, Imma change that, because guys, you gotta read this if you haven't already. I reread it recently and was reminded all over again just how wonderful it is. It's Steve/Bucky and Clint/Nat, but I promise that those pairings are largely irrelevant. The most important thing is that this Clint is fucking stunning.

the hurts of human life by actonbell

"Oh, well, you know," Steve tried, but Clint tilted his head, still keeping Steve's eye, and said, direct as Sam that day by the reflecting pool, "You don't know how to handle it, do you?"

"Excuse me?" Steve said, only out of the pure reflex politeness Sarah Rogers had bred into him before he was six years old.

"Grief." Clint's look was unsparing, merciless, but held no judgement, either. "The loss. The pain, the anger...." He waited, but Steve couldn't say anything any more than he could look away. "So you tried to make a deal. Dedicate your life to what's left, do what you can do. Strike a bargain that would make it all go away -- only you can't. It won't. And it never will."

Steve's throat was dry, so he took a long drink of water, and then another one, trying to think of something to say that wasn't How do you know? or No I'm fine thanks or even just Fuck you, but when he looked back up, Clint was actually smiling, a little. "Or you can tell me I'm wrong."