inkvoices (inkvoices) wrote in be_compromised,


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.

About Us

We’re a community for fans of Clint Barton aka Hawkeye and Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, individually as well as paired together as friends, partners, lovers, or spouses. Character bashing and ship wars are assassinable offences, so please don’t. This bar is all about the love.

Things you will find here are fics, icons, graphics, meta, vids, discussion posts, fic searches, exchanges, challenges, promptathons, liveblogging, all the fannish things and general geeking out. We do love pictures, graphics, interviews, and fun things concerning Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson, but we ask that you don’t post any RPF (Real Person Fanfiction) or any gossip/speculation about their off-screen non-work lives. Our primary focus is the fictional characters of Clint Barton and Natasha Romanoff.

This community was begun in response to the portrayal of Clint and Natasha in the Marvel films. There are people here that have never picked up a comic, that started reading comics because they loved the Marvel films, or that have been reading comics for years. Which is to say that if you want to talk about Clint and Natasha just as they are in the films that’s fine, if you want to mix the films and comics that’s fine, and if you’re a die-hard comics fan that’s fine. And if you want to write AUs, crossovers, and speculate about completely off the wall ideas that’s fine too. We love all interpretations and views, and we love discussing them!

If this sounds like a community that you’d like to be a part of the first thing we’d like you to do is to please read THE RULES. They apply to everyone.

If you have any queries, you’re unsure about anything, or you have any problems please PM a mod. Unlike Natasha, we don’t bite ;) Your mods are: inkvoices, sugar_fey, enigma731, and findthesea. We’re here to keep things running smoothly, to keep everyone playing nice, and to encourage fun.

Some Things We Get Up To

We have a The Guide To Tags And Tagging, which is not only handy for knowing how to tag your posts to make them searchable for others but also explains what all of our tags mean. It’s kind of a guide to the community itself.

All The Things Friday (ATTF): on Fridays we have a post for recs, ideas, chatter, and joy around a new theme each week that anyone can host and everyone can suggest themes for. You can find out more about that HERE.

First Creative Works: if you’ve just made your first thing in this corner of the fandom we’d like to celebrate that with you if you want HERE.

Community Banner Challenge: see the big banner at the top of the community? We challenge you to make one. Currently this is an ongoing whenever you like free for all as seen here.

We also do big events like epic summer promptathons and Secret Santa exchanges along with smaller evets and spontaneous events:

Prompathon 2012: masterlist one; masterlist two; filled and unfilled prompts list
Prompathon 2013: main post; masterlist here
Prompathon 2014: main post; masterlist here
Promptathon 2015: main post; masterlist here
Secret Santa 2012: masterlist here
Secret Santa 2013: masterlist here
Secret Santa 2014: masterlist here
Secret Santa 2015: masterlist here
Valentine's Mini Promptathon 2013: masterlist here
Valentine's Mini Promptathon 2014: masterlist here
Valentine's Mini Promptathon 2015: masterlist here
Others: hometown fic challenge; Remix Exchange 2014 masterlist; AU Exchange 2015

We try to vary things to keep things fresh and we’re always open to new ideas – bearing in mind that we’re a community where things are always happening and we don’t want to tire people out by constantly having big events :) If you have an idea or something you’d like to see, PM a mod and we’ll chat about if it’s doable, something that might work better as an ATTF, or something that might work better in a separate community that we could affiliate with.

Links Of Interest

How to guides:
a html guide for livejournal
how to get email notifications of new posts and/or new comments on LJ
about AO3 tags and tagging, aka how do I tag for Avengers
the ratings guide used by the Motion Picture Association of America (how most things are rated and generally why)

Handy Resources:
Hawkeye on the Marvel wiki
Black Widow on the Marvel wiki
Official Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline (phase one)
Hawkeye dialogue analysis, transcript and audio file for The Avengers from grey_bard
Black Widow dialogue analysis, transcript and audio file for The Avengers from grey_bard
meta and meta recs tags, and a lot of the ATTF posts and posts tagged as discussion
icons and icons recs tags
marvel_icons for images handy for graphics for images handy for graphics
SHIELD files on Clint and Natasha (MCU extras)
how Nick Fury in the comics became a Samuel Jackson lookalike and where Coulson came from (SHIELD info)
a guide to Russian names
little_details: an LJ community for writers with research questions (non-fandom)

Places that may be of interest:
be_compromised on tumblr
clint_hawkeye: a Hawkeye community on LJ (affiliated)
fuckyeahblackwidow on tumblr
a Black Widow prompt fest on dreamwidth
fuckyeahahawkguy a Hawkeye appreciation blog, mostly Matt Fraction’s comic Hawkeye and Kate
fuckyeahclintnatasha on tumblr and their AO3 collection
this is Jeremy fucking renner talking on tumblr
Tags: admin stuff, introductions, psas should have a tag, really important stuff, this is the very best bar
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