beatrice_otter: Peggy Carter handcuffed to a table (Peggy Carter)
I had a GREAT idea for my [community profile] ssrconfidential fic.  But then I checked the timelines and there is no way to make it work.  And I have 700 words of it written already.

Ah, well.  I can do pieces of it, but it won't be as cool.  ::pouts::

beatrice_otter: Peggy Carter handcuffed to a table (Peggy Carter)
[archiveofourown.org profile] ssr_confidential_2017 is a fanfic exchange for Agent Carter, with fic, vids, and art being exchanged.

DON'T PANIC.

This is a very long letter with lots of stuff, but please don't let that intimidate you.  I'm actually fairly easy to please; I am very rarely disappointed with a ficathon story.  I write long and detailed Dear Author letters because I find such things helpful when I'm writing for other people; if you are like me, here you go!  If your style is different and a detailed letter makes you feel hemmed-in, feel free to do what works for you.

The most important thing for me in a fic is that the characters are well-written and recognizably themselves.  Even when I don't like a character, I don't go in for character-bashing.  If nothing else, if the rest of this letter is too much or my kinks just don't fit yours, just concentrate on writing a good story with everyone in character and good spelling and grammar and I will almost certainly love what you come up with.

General likes/dislikes )
 

Specifics! )
beatrice_otter: Peggy Carter handcuffed to a table (Peggy Carter)
I just realized that after [community profile] ssrconfidential went live, I never posted my own story here! Sorry, folks, here it is.

Title: Rose in the Spring
Fandom: Agent Carter
Characters: Rose Roberts, Daniel Sousa, a couple of OFCs
Warnings: none
Written for: [personal profile] sholio in [community profile] ssrconfidential 2016
Betaed by: [personal profile] lilacsigil 
Summary: Rose Roberts, between seasons 1 and 2.

At AO3.


Miss Roberts, hello, come in! )


AN: Yes, there really was a play called The Mystery of Theodosia Burr on Broadway in 1947. Being a Hamilton geek, I couldn't resist it. I know nothing of it besides the fact that it apparently didn't last long. They really should have gone to see The Heiress, which is a great show that not only was revived many times, it also has a classic movie starring Olivia de Haviland made of it. Show information taken from Broadwayworld.com.

beatrice_otter: Peggy Carter handcuffed to a table (Peggy Carter)
What Happens in Budapest…Comes Home to Roost (4872 words) by MarbleGlove
Fandom: The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Clint Barton & Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton/Laura Barton
Characters: Natasha Romanov, Nick Fury, Laura Barton, Clint Barton
Additional Tags: Red Room, What Happened in Budapest
Summary: Found family and unexpected allies, monsters that needed killing and recovering from brainwashing, … yeah, the New York alien invasion really did remind Natasha of Budapest.


Okay, I can't tell you what makes this story SO FLIPPING AWESOME, because it would spoil the whole thing if I did.  BUT YOU NEED TO GO READ IT NOW.

beatrice_otter: Peggy Carter handcuffed to a table (Peggy Carter)
And there's some art and vids, too.  If you like Agent Carter, you should check them out!

I received A Problem at Isodyne, an interesting what-if where Whitney Frost actually got to go to college.

My favorites:

To Lift Again the Banner.  The worst part is this: If they'd asked Gabe to participate in Project: Rebirth, he would probably have said yes. However, they didn't give Gabe a choice, and now he's on the run with only a lady spy and a scrawny kid from Brooklyn to help him.

Bad Romance [Vid]--"Aww, Peggy. I'll always be in your head."  A Peggy/Dottie vid set to the Postmodern Jukebox version of Bad Romance.

All Of Me--Between countries, between languages, between death and life: Ana Jarvis has been all of this for years. Portrait of a survivor.  Brilliant character study.

Out of the Cave--When Whitney Frost escapes the asylum, Dottie Underwood is there waiting with a plan.  Fun story, with interesting meditations on power and powerlessness and what drives these two women.

A Voice for America--When Angie takes a job as a voice actor on US Army propaganda films, she has no idea who she'll end up working with.  Or, the troubling problem of Captain America's English accent.  Fun Peggy/Angie AU, just wish it was longer.

Not The Last Dance This Time--beautiful fanart of Peggy and Colin Wilkes.

One of the Lucky Ones.  The anniversaries we want to forget will always sneak up on us. Sousa, for instance, wants nothing more than to move on from the blast that took his leg. Carter is more tight-lipped about the things she's lost. Neither of them is willing to stay back-benched.

Rose in the Spring.  Rose Roberts, between seasons 1 and 2.

In the Dead Lava Streets.  New York is a devil's dream, the most urbanized city in the world. It is all geometry angles and stone. It is mythical, a city buried by a volcano. Five times Howard Stark met Joseph Manfredi, and one time he did not.

Not Your Fairytale Princes.  Peggy/Dottie.  "Forgive me for doing my job," Peggy said. "I'm not exactly ready to play therapist to world-weary spies, not yet."

Four Times Peggy Tried to Run Away (And the One Time it Finally Worked).  This is my new canon for what Peggy was like as a kid, it's just delightful.

beatrice_otter: Me in red--face not shown (Default)

 

Maria Hill Fic Fest!

 

There needs to be more fic about the woman who single-handedly
rescued Captain America, the Black Widow, and the Falcon from death at the hands of
HYDRA with nothing more than her brains, a stun-wand, a laser-cutter,
and balls of titanium, so come play in the May 2016 Maria Hill Fic Fest!
On LJ here
and DW here

If you don't know how a comment fic fest works, it's pretty simple:
Instructions
1. Leave a comment containing a prompt, scenario, or quotation to inspire someone else. If you want to leave characters or pairings in addition to Maria, then add them in!

eg.
Maria & T'Challa, understanding and responsibility
Maria, gen, We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are. (Tobias Wolff)
Maria/Steve, sex in uniform up against a wall where there's the fear of discovery

2. Pick a prompt. Write a drabble (100 words exactly), ficlet, fic, novella, or GRAND EPIC TALE about Maria from that prompt.

3. Post it/link it to the comment-fest, putting the title/character/pairing/rating in the subject line.

eg.
MCU: "Killing In The Name Of" by Tielan - Maria & Natasha, R (violence)
Ultimates: "If It Wasn't For Those Damned Kids" by SelDear - Maria, G
Comics: "UnPleasant Hill" - Maria/Steve by SueLinley, PG-13

4. Do it all over again!

beatrice_otter: Maria Hill (Maria Hill)
Respect (1226 words) by wizardofahz
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Maria Hill & Natasha Romanov
Characters: Maria Hill, Natasha Romanov
Summary: Natasha’s just joined SHIELD and gets her first glimpse of what the new Division Head of Operations, Maria Hill, is really like.

Short, but both Maria and Natasha are very well-written and in character.
beatrice_otter: Peggy Carter handcuffed to a table (Peggy Carter)
[archiveofourown.org profile] ssr_confidential_2016 is a fanfic exchange for Agent Carter, with fic, vids, and art being exchanged.

DON'T PANIC.

This is a very long letter with lots of stuff, but DO NOT PANIC.  I'm actually fairly easy to please; I am very rarely disappointed with a ficathon story.  I write long and detailed Dear Author letters because I find such things helpful when I'm writing for other people; if you are like me, here you go!  If your style is different and a detailed letter makes you feel hemmed-in, feel free to do what works for you.

The most important thing for me in a fic is that the characters are well-written and recognizably themselves.  Even when I don't like a character, I don't go in for character-bashing.  If nothing else, if the rest of this letter is too much or my kinks just don't fit yours, just concentrate on writing a good story with everyone in character and good spelling and grammar and I will almost certainly love what you come up with.

One thing: I do have an embarrassment squick, which makes humor kind of hit-or-miss sometimes.  The kind of humor where someone does something embarrassing and the audience is laughing at them makes me uncomfortable because I identify too much with the person getting laughed at, so instead of being funny it is squicky.  On the other hand, the kind of humor where the audience is laughing with the characters I really enjoy.

If you want to make me the happiest recipient ever, here are some other things to keep in mind (not all of which will apply to all fandoms):
Specifics!
Dottie Underwood.  I am really interested in Dottie. What was the Red Room training like and how does it still affect her?  What was she doing between seasons 1 & 2? Are there other current Black Widows, and what happened to the other girls she was training with?  Is she still a Red Room agent or on her own now, and what's the larger backing to the Red Room (KGB, HYDRA, general Soviet villainy)?  How does all this fits into the larger MCU framework?  Does she ever join up with the nascent HYDRA in the SSR?  Does her fascination with Peggy ever wax and wane?  Does she ever work with the Winter Soldier?

Howard Stark/Whitney Frost.  Howard Stark/Whitney Frost: what changes, what stays the same?  If she no longer has to kill people to get to do the science she *really* wants to do, how does that change her?  (I would think that depends on when they meet, how much sexism/creepy guys she's had to put up with to get where she is.  Like, young!Whitney just starting out wants nothing more than to do science, whereas post!season2!Whitney.  The ep with her backstory made me wonder if she was a victim of some sort of sexual abuse, both with her "uncle" and later that first agent, but I don't insist on that interpretation.  (Goes cold and still around him, "I don't like him" but won't say why--could easily be a child testing the waters, what is acceptable to say about the abuse she's experienced.)  Howard's a dick, but his reaction to competent women seems to be "awesome, let's work together, can we create something," which Whitney desperately needs.  If you do something post!season2, though, it shouldn't be an easy relationship or redemption.  If you do a fanvid for Whitney, The Rules of the Road by Cy Coleman would be a great song for her.  (I like Rosemary Clooney's version best, but I couldn't find it on Youtube--it's a little more upbeat than the version linked.  Lena Horne also did an awesome recording of it.)

Peggy Carter/Gabe Jones.
  This is the comics pairing, and I read a couple of AWESOME Peggy/Gabe fics early on, and really imprinted on the pairing.  I have been very "meh" about both the pairing options we were offered in season 2.  Where was Gabe during all this?  What is he doing, post War?  Does meeting up with Wilkes give Carter a nudge to go look him up again, or do they meet again on a case, or have they been corresponding this whole time?  What are some of the racial/sexist issues they're going to face as a couple in the late 40s?

Rose Roberts.  She loves California!  She loves her job!  She's such a cheerfully competent character!  I WANT LOTS OF GREAT FIC ABOUT HER SAVING THE DAY THROUGH STEREOTYPICAL MIDDLE-AGED FAT WOMEN SKILLS.  Like, she ALWAYS has just what you need in her large purse, and it serves as a great blunt object in a fight because it is SO HEAVY AND FULL OF STUFF that when she whacks you with it, you go DOWN.  I don't want anything depressing.  I want her to be happy and fulfilled and to have FUN.

Peggy Carter.  Peggy is so much fun, and I love every aspect of her.  I particularly would enjoy casefic, but I would also enjoy her hanging out with friends (Angie, Edwin and Ana, Rose, any of the Howling Commandoes are the ones I'd be most happy about.  Howard, Daniel, and Dr. Wilkes I wouldn't mind.  Jack Thompson I don't like.)  And I would also welcome Peggy/Steve, set during the war, flashbacks, AU where he gets rescued, whatever.  If you were going to do a fanvid of her, Pistol Packin' Mama by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters would be AWESOME.  For Peggy/Steve, the obvious song for a fanvid would be It's Been A Long, Long Time (the song that Nick Fury put on in Steve's apartment in Cap2, it would also be a perfect Steve/Bucky fanvid) (My favorite cover of that song is the one linked, Harold Arlen's orchestra with Kitty Kalen on vocals).

General songs that would make good fanvids for the show that I would love to receive even if they don't fit the characters/pairings I requested:
It Takes a Woman from Hello, Dolly
Hot Rod Mama by Ramblin Jimmy Dolan
A vid about jingoism, patriotism, and obfuscation could be set to "Motherhood" from Hello, Dolly
I'm not enough into Jarvis to want a fic about him, but I would LOVE a Jarvis vid to Stiff Upper Lip by the Gershwins (recorded by so many artists, you have a lot of selection.)
Imagine My Frustration is Ella Fitzgerald belting out her frustrations about being overlooked.  Could work for Peggy, Dottie, Whitney, Wilkes, any or all of them.
beatrice_otter: Captain America (Captain America)
This is an AWESOME metacommentary on the MCU, set to Regina Spektor' Us.  Go watch it, now!

Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Music: Us by Regina Spektor
Length: 04:53
Content notes: blood, medical equipment

Spoilers for: Captain America: The Winter Soldier; Agent Carter; Agents of SHIELD (Season one)

Summary: Steve Rogers has a complicated relationship with the legacy of Captain America
Alternative Summary: It is Supersoldiers all the way down.

beatrice_otter: Captain America (Captain America)
I'll build a house inside of you (19199 words) by magdaliny
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), The Avengers (Marvel Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes & Natasha Romanov, Kate Bishop/Natasha Romanov, James "Bucky" Barnes & Steve Rogers
Characters: Natasha Romanov, James "Bucky" Barnes, Kate Bishop, Steve Rogers
Additional Tags: Kid Fic, Growing Up, standard Winter Soldier trauma umbrella, violence committed by children upon children (mostly offscreen), Epilepsy, Amnesia, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Red Room, Fluff
Summary:

Natalia is stacking blocks very carefully when the adults come into the room. None of them look at her, because they're all looking at her father. He's wearing combat gear, and the hair on the left side of his head is slicked back with blood. He smells like smoke and something unnameable, sweet and dark and a little sickly in her nose.

Father is saying, “Don't be ridiculous. The only thing children are good at is disobeying.”

beatrice_otter: Captain America (Captain America)
Hard to Say (17259 words) by betty days
Fandom: Captain America (Movies), Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Steve Rogers, Clint Barton, Laura Barton, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Natasha Romanov, Pepper Potts
Additional Tags: Post-Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Fluff, POV Second Person, Aphasia, Humor, Hand Jobs, Clint Barton's Farm, A lot of kissing, like a lot of kissing
Summary:

“What worked for me was a nice, solid punch in the face. I’m not sure that’ll do much for you, though. Looks like you’ve been through enough already,” Hawkeye said.

***

The Winter Soldier is overdue for a reboot. His friends disagree.



What I really like about this one is that it's more about the Winter Soldier's agency and less about people doing things for his own good than a lot of Bucky recovery fics I've seen.

Remix Recs

Jul. 3rd, 2015 02:40 pm
beatrice_otter: Emma and Henry reading the book of fairy tales (Once Upon a Time)
Fic written for me:
Turn and Face the Changes (1384 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan
Additional Tags: Remix Redux
Summary: Two Armsmen's daughter break with tradition, each in her own way.


Other recs:

Always Another One (The Robin Recruitment Remix) (1821 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Batman (Comics), DCU (Comics), Gotham Central
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Harvey Bullock, Renee Montoya, Jim Gordon, Maggie Sawyer, Josie MacDonald, Crispus Allen, Romy Chandler, Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Damian Wayne, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Robin (DCU)
Additional Tags: Dead Robins, Harm to Children, Remix
Summary:

There have been Robins in Gotham City for almost twenty years. The detectives of the M.C.U. have opinions about that.

books, nooks, and crooks (keep your eyes open remix) (1524 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Digory Kirke, Mrs. Macready, Original Characters
Summary:

His role was not to interfere with the Adventures, and therefore, neither was the housekeeper.


A Factual Account of the Important Details of Eustace Scrubb's First Visit to Narnia (1052 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Eustace Scrubb, Jill Pole, Puddleglum, Reepicheep
Additional Tags: Friendship, Loss, Animal Transformations, dragon - Freeform, remembering, Remix
Summary:

So Eustace recounted the facts of his previous adventures in Narnia, beginning in the middle with the dragon.

Men of Few Words (1027 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, John Benton, Kate Lethbridge-Stewart
Additional Tags: Remix
Summary:

Aliens or teenaged daughters; it’s all in a day’s work for the Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.


The Peculiar Case Of The Man With The Missing Soul (the Turn! Turn! Turn! remix) (8651 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Elementary (TV), Chalion Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Joan Watson (Elementary), Sherlock Holmes, Ms. Hudson (Elementary)
Additional Tags: Crossovers & Fandom Fusions, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Alternate Universe - Modern with Magic, The Bastard - Freeform, Case Fic, Character of Faith, Canon Trans Character
Summary:

At first, Curtis Atherton's death appeared a simple suicide. Of course, nothing is simple when the Bastard is involved.
Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Joan Watson, and Ms. Hudson, Acolyte of the Bastard, are on the case.



Lighthouse (The Lost in the Fog Extended Mix) (1146 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Elementary (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Joan Watson & Mary Watson (Elementary)
Characters: Joan Watson, Mary Watson (Elementary)
Additional Tags: Remix, Relapse, Season/Series 03 Spoilers
Summary:

People who are in grief come to Mary Watson like birds to a lighthouse. Joan is no exception.


Like No Business I Know (the Climbing Uphill Remix) (3802 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Galaxy Quest (1999)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gwen DeMarco/Jason Nesmith
Characters: Gwen DeMarco, Jason Nesmith, Alexander Dane
Additional Tags: Pre-Canon, Sexism, Sexist Language, Sexual Harassment, just so much sexist crap, Show Business, Angst and Humor, Mentions of Stalking
Summary: At the time she read for Galaxy Quest, all Gwen had was a bunch of background credits and two national shampoo commercials, so she wasn't feeling very optimistic about this one.

“Don't get your hopes up, honey,” her agent had said, coughing around the Lucky Strike dangling from her lip. Then she tapped the ash from her cigarette into the coffee mug on her desk and looked Gwen straight in the breasts. “Wear a low-cut top.”

Five years in the life of Gwen DeMarco.


Suppression Systems (the Boardroom Boogaloo remix) (2882 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man (Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Pepper Potts/Tony Stark
Characters: Pepper Potts, Natasha Romanov
Summary: Four days in the hospital, waiting, have been more than enough, as far as Pepper is concerned. Her vital signs are stable. Her blood work is as normal as it’s going to get. She's going to have to learn to live with the effects of Extremis eventually.
In the meantime, Stark Industries is beginning to implode from the rumors circulating about her condition.
Pepper needs to go back to work.

[set post-Iron Man 3]

Under Your Shield (1350 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Natasha Romanov, Sif (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Post-Thor: The Dark World, Friendly Sparring
Summary: Sif might be tall, proud, and beautiful, but she is also terribly lonely. Natasha can relate.


Embrace the World in Gray (The La Cosetta Nostra remix) (6363 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Pacific Rim (2013)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Alison Choi, Stacker Pentecost, Mako Mori, Hermann Gottlieb, Kaidonovsky, Hannibal Chau, Tendo Choi
Additional Tags: Pre-Canon, Black Markets, Remix, Dad Sweaters
Summary:

Alison may run a thingy mafia, but she's not sure where the Marshall got the idea that it qualified her to negotiate with a mafia mafia.

As Food to Life (6024 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson
Characters: Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Natasha Romanov
Additional Tags: 5 Times, Canon Character of Color, POV Sam Wilson, Food, Post-Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Interracial Relationship, Bisexual Male Character, Gay Male Character, Travel, Grief/Mourning, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD, Relationship Negotiation, Fluff, Dick Jokes, Up all night to get Bucky
Summary: Or: Five meals Sam Wilson shares with Steve Rogers


Victory Conditions (The Rashomon Remix) (8655 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kostolitz, Miles Vorkosigan, Ivan Vorpatril
Additional Tags: Remix, Hijinks & Shenanigans
Summary:

Ivan always looked like an actor playing a model cadet in a training vid. This impressed the hell out of Kostolitz when Miles first introduced them, but he'd since amended the comparison to 'an actor in a training vid, who's perpetually on a break between shoots, and is eager to get back to a party – to which common folk are not invited -- going on in his trailer.'
Miles looked like, well, Miles. That had taken some getting used to with the way Kostolitz had been raised. But Miles strategized like he was two meters tall and plasma-arc proof, and that fit Kostolitz's idea of a Barrayaran officer just fine.

And four other perspectives

beatrice_otter: Peggy Carter handcuffed to a table (Peggy Carter)
Title: hey good looking, what's cooking
Author: beatrice_otter
Fandom: Agent Carter
Rating: PG
Characters: Peggy Carter, Angie Martinelli
Word Count: 12,360
Betaed by: [personal profile] lilacsigil 
Summary: Dottie Underwood has been spotted again. Now they just have to find her.

AN: This fic attempts to bridge the gap between the show (which ends with Thompson as chief of the New York office of the SSR) and the Agent Carter one-shot (in which Thompson is not the chief of the New York office as the SSR becomes SHIELD). It will undoubtedly be jossed, but there you have it.

At AO3     FF.net     tumblr link post

For one awful, drawn-out, smoke-filled moment, Angie missed the Griffith. )

beatrice_otter: Maria Hill (Maria Hill)
The Odd Couple (8367 words) by tielan
Chapters: 5/5
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers, Maria Hill & Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers & Sam Wilson, James "Rhodey" Rhodes & Steve Rogers, Maria Hill & James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Maria Hill & Wanda Maximoff, Steve Rogers & Vision, Maria Hill & Vision, Wanda Maximoff/Vision, Steve Rogers & Wanda Maximoff
Characters: Maria Hill, Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers, Vision, Wanda Maximoff, James "Rhodey" Rhodes
Additional Tags: Friendship, Attraction, Developing Relationship, Friendship/Love, Post-Movie(s), Post-Avengers: Age of Ultron (Movie), Angst, love isn't easy, Falling In Love
Summary:

He's fast and she's weird.

beatrice_otter: Peggy Carter handcuffed to a table (Peggy Carter)

I am writing an Agent Carter fic.  The show usually had some badass fight scenes between Peggy and the villain du jour, and I was planning on doing that.  But she’s an espionage agent, and so for her fighting often means she’s failed because she’s been spotted.  The most important thing, in most counter-espionage (which is what she’s doing) is to spot the enemy without being spotted in return, so you can tail them and find out their contacts and keep the enemy you know from being replaced by agents you don’t know (and hopefully feeding them false information while you do it).

It has just occurred to me that maybe instead of a fight scene, I should end this fic by the target being positively identified and put under surveillance.  But it seems so anticlimactic.   (On the other hand, it means I don’t have to figure out what the villain’s plot is, because that’s part of what the surveillance is meant to find out.)  (On the third hand, it also means I don’t have to write a fight scene, which is good because I suck at action.)  (On the fourth hand, given the time constraints, I think I’m going to write the surveillance ending so I can post it today before the deadline, then send it out to beta and see what they say–I’ve got a week until it goes live.)

Thoughts, opinions?
beatrice_otter: Peggy Carter handcuffed to a table (Peggy Carter)
patron saint of shiners and showgirls (8526 words) by sevenfoxes
Fandom: Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers, Steve Rogers/Original Female Character(s), James "Bucky" Barnes/Original Female Character(s), Steve Rogers/USO Tour Dancers, James "Bucky" Barnes/USO Tour Dancers
Characters: Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes, Peggy Carter, USO Tour Dancers (Marvel), Howard Stark
Additional Tags: au where the uso girls are the howling commandos, AU, Threesome - F/F/M, not canon compliant in some significant ways, Awesome Ladies, idk the uso girls are just badass in this, it legit bums me out that the howling commandos aren't girls now, oh peggy is also one of the HC, BECAUSE THAT'S THE WAY IT SHOULD BE

Summary:

The newsreels hit the US a few weeks later.

CAPTAIN AMERICA AND HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS TAKE ANOTHER NAZI STRONGHOLD NEAR TURIN! AMERICAN BEAUTY MEETS NAZI-KILLING BRAWN AS THE COMMANDOS TAKE DOWN NEARLY A HUNDRED MEN.

Every few weeks, they send a news crew out to film them when they come back to camp, muddied and bruised, but always victorious. Phillips seems to loathe it even more than the Howling Commandos do, surly as he stomps around their outpost, muttering under his breath that, the front ain’t Gone with the fucking Wind.

“That’s real nice,” the slimy director tells them later that afternoon, looking over the list of shots they’ve taken today. “But I’d like to see the old uniform. The boys need a little something to look at. You know, get excited over?”

Margot’s perfectly shaped eyebrows don’t raise a single inch as she says, “Well, I guess we can see if Kitty kept Steve’s old skintight red, white and blue number,” and Bucky laughs and laughs and laughs until he cries.

--

The USO girls are Steve's Howling Commandos. Bucky's died and gone to Heaven.


I DID NOT KNOW I WANTED THIS, BUT OH, IT IS AWESOME!
beatrice_otter: Peggy Carter handcuffed to a table (Peggy Carter)
Hands by which we take hold (2758 words) by argyleam
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Avengers: Age of Ultron - Fandom, The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Bruce Banner/Natasha Romanov, Background Laura/Clint, Clint Barton & Natasha Romanov, Laura Barton & Natasha Romanov
Characters: Bruce Banner, Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton, Laura Barton, Lila Barton, Cooper Barton
Additional Tags: Childhood Trauma, Red Room, Child Abuse, Childbirth, Recovery, Family, Friendship, the Barton Farm, Parenthood
Summary:

Lila Barton is the same age that Natasha was when the Red Room took her.

A fix-it for Natasha.

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