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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 )
09 October 2015 @ 07:19 pm
This is your reminder that Secret Santa sign ups close at MIDNIGHT SATURDAY 10TH OCTOBER. SIGN UP POST HERE. We have 12 sign ups so far. Last year was around 34. Any more for any more?
07 October 2015 @ 08:39 pm
three beats
rating: g
characters: Laura Barton/Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff
warnings: none
summary: It's an honest answer for a simple question. At the end of the day, you love who you love.

author's note: For edgarblackthecyborg, who prompted, "Dancing to the rhythms of the heart. =)" This is likely not what was intended, but it stuck.

“The heart wants what the heart wants,” Laura says with a shrug, her elbows resting on the flour-dusted counter and traces of peach filling smeared on her rolled sleeves.
04 October 2015 @ 12:50 am
Hello wonderful bar, it’s Secret Santa sign up time! Please read the following information carefully as we’ve made some changes for this year, and please do follow the instructions for the sign up form because it makes everything easier. Thanking you!


REQUESTS: from now until Midnight Saturday 10th October
CHOICES POST: will go up shortly after and be available until Thursday 15th October 18:00 GMT
ASSIGNMENTS SENT OUT: by the 17th/18th October
CHECK IN: Mid-November
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Midnight Sunday 6th December
GIFT POSTING STARTS: 19th/20th 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, for gift banners and other goodies, pinch-hitters, beta readers, and cheerleaders, so there’ll be another post later on for people interested in those. And community gifts are always welcome. You can do any or all of these extra things regardless of whether you’re in the exchange or not.



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, 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, and if you don’t 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.


To take part please copy and paste the sign up form into a comment and fill it in. Instructions are behind the cut.

Comments are screened to keep them anonymous. After the sign up deadline of Midnight Saturday 10th October we will do a public post of all the anon requests, to which you will be able to comment with your preferences, so which request you’d like to create for. (Like we did earlier this year for the AU Exchange.)

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. We aim to match everyone up in the best combinations possible, but we make no guarantees of perfection! Please feel free to include lots of info in your sign up form; it actually makes things easier, both for matching and for whoever gets you as an assignment.

Once matching has been done you will receive your assignment by email. We’ll provide information closer to the time on how to submit your gifts, but this will also be by email. Remember, this is an anonymous exchange!

For questions: there’s a thread at the top of this post that we will keep un-screening the comments on so we can chat.


Copy and paste into a comment to this post:


02 October 2015 @ 10:45 pm
Hello dear patrons of the bar!

You are about to face a very special challenge. This fortnight's ATTF is called Around the World In Less Than 80 Days.

We all know Natasha and Clint's professions take them to locations all over the world. Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to write three sentence drabbles or a flash fics set in as many different global locations as we can. Draw uppn your own travels for inspiration, or let Google be your guide! You can write a fic set in France, Uzbekistan, India, the list goes on... send Clint and Natasha whereever your imagination takes you.

If possible, try not to repeat a location somebody else has already used- the goal is variety!

Open Google Maps, starting digging through your Lonely Planets and your travel photos, and HAVE FUN!

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 September 2015 @ 08:44 pm
Because we have some things relevant to your interests on the way...

SECRET SANTA: Yes, it's that time again. Yes, already. This year's gone so fast I think my calendar's broken! The sign up post for this year will be going up this weekened, so watch this space. You will have a week to sign up and then we're managing this in a similar way to the AU Fest earlier this year, which means there will then also be a short window of time to select which requests you'd prefer to fill. More details soon!

ALL THE THINGS FRIDAY: is morphing into something extra special in the countdown to Christmas the Winter holiday of your choice Secret Santa gifts happening. Get ready, because for the next three months ATTF is becoming a fortnightly weekend extravaganza! Every two weeks there'll be a Friday post as usual - we have some fun things being planned! - which will then fun ALL WEEKEND. The first will be up this week. (And the calendar-savvy amongst you will notice that yes, this means Halloween weekend will be an ATTF weekend. OH YES.)

COMMUNITY BANNER: This month is another creation by perpetuations To nobody's surprise, I am loving the circus element :D If you'd like to make a banner for the community please do, we love to see them, send them in to be_compromised@hotmail.com
A few rules for new banners...Collapse )

Feedback and thinky thoughts? Things you would really like to see happening on the comm? Anything else going on in the wider internet relevant to our interests? Comment away!
Title: You're A Car Crash (And I Can't Look Away) - 2/?
Rating: NC-17
Pairing/Characters: Clint/Natasha
Warnings: None yet.
Word Count: 14k
Summary: Out on a mission with Kate, Clint falls through a portal and lands in the vicinity of what looks suspiciously like his childhood home. Things only get weirder from there.

This is a comics/MCU crossover, set post Ultron. Yay multiverse? ;D

read it on AO3
23 September 2015 @ 09:12 am
title: til the clocks run down [ch.1-4]
author: findthesea / andibeth82
word count: 12,221
rating: Mature
pairing: Clint Barton/Laura Barton/Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton/Laura Barton, Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov, Laura Barton/Natasha Romanov
warnings: slight reference to PTSD
notes: ongoing WIP, see work notes for more

“We’re all a mess,” Laura says bitterly and Natasha shrugs, pouring tea.

“We are,” she admits, handing Laura and Clint their cups. “But we still love each other, right?”

[snippets, expansions & additional moments from i only love that which they defend.]

Read here on AO3.
22 September 2015 @ 05:14 pm

Title: just a voice like a riot

Fandom: Avengers-- MCU
Rating: G

Characters/pairings: Clint/Natasha, team, Maria Hill

Warnings (including spoilers): Vaguely for Winter Soldier, and I made up some pre-canon.

Wordcount: 1,362 words

Summary: Finding the balance between necessary change and self-preservation is difficult when the world around you is constantly shifting. Natasha isn’t searching for a place to stand steady, but she may have found one anyway.
Fic on LJ
Fic on AO3

20 September 2015 @ 08:36 pm

Title: Wheel of Fortune - Chapter 3
Rating: Teen and Up
Pairing/Characters: Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff, Sam Wilson, Wanda Maximoff, Pietro Maximoff
Warnings: Canon typical violence, era typical racism
Word Count: 1190 words (this chapter)
Summary: A pyramid in the middle of Croatia in 1943? You have got to be kidding. Add a mythical cannon wheel that will grant its owner success in all combat situations, Nazis, Soviets and a beautiful redhead hot on its heels - Not a good day for Clint "Hawkeye" Barton, adjunct professor of archaeology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Chapter 3 is finally up if you're still interested :) Read it here on AO3.

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