Reading Pros...

Jul. 26th, 2017 08:38 am
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Posted by byslantedlight

...is anyone still doing it? *g*

It's been about a month since the last post in this comm, and the one before was also a month before, so I thought it might be time to ask the question:

Are you reading Pros fic right now? What are you reading?

I'm on holiday, so I actually have been catching up on some re-reading from my Kobo. I had half-read stories that I finished:

Discovered in a Hatstand by The Hag (always a favourite)

Chalk and Cheese by Thomas (desperately needs a sequel! I've forgotten whether there is one...)

Six Different Fruits by someone or other. *g*

And then I had to open something "new":

Limbo by Thomas, because I'd forgotten how much I liked her writing. This one feels finished. *g*

And now I'm reading Honours Even by HG, and I'd forgotten how much I like this one too - though I forgot that the pov switched to Bodie in the middle, and it made me blink. But I was quite sleepy at the time. *g*

So I have two questions really:
Are you reading Pros fic right now? What are you reading? and
What do you recommend I put on my Kobo?

BD bwposedhappy
Okay, and the pic has no bearing on the post really... although reading Pros usually makes me feel happy and relaxed like our lads here. *g*
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Don't mind me; I needed a place to put my Cap-IM Bingo fics. These have all been previously posted.

Card and story list under cut... )

Ta-da!

Happy Birthday!

Jul. 24th, 2017 07:12 pm
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Happy Birthday!!!!! to [livejournal.com profile] londonronnie ! I'm still not used to the DW way, I don't think, so not sure if this will post as intended - lets see :-)

Wishing you all the very best for your birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I hope the day and everything and everyone in it behaves as they jolly well should *g* (and brings you presents and cake)

Searching In The Rain

Jul. 24th, 2017 04:23 am
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Posted by <a rel="author" href="/users/ali15son/pseuds/ali15son">ali15son</a>

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Words: 0, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Echoes

Jul. 23rd, 2017 09:12 pm
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Posted by <a rel="author" href="/users/msmoat/pseuds/PFL">PFL (msmoat)</a>

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Doyle gives Bodie an Amazon Echo for his birthday.

Words: 959, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

This could be good...

Jul. 23rd, 2017 09:59 pm
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In fandom-related news, in case you are not breathlessly following the various SDCC announcements, Marvel Comics finally announced the last of the post-Secret Empire comics... a Cap comic. A Cap comic by Waid & Samnee!

I think a lot of people who don't generally read comics are mostly just thrilled that Steve won't be Hydra and that Nick Spencer is off the book. And I think people who do generally read comics are thrilled because it's Waid and Samnee. They had what were apparently good Daredevil and Black Widow runs recently (I've never read them) and Waid is currently on Avengers (which is decent but not spectacular) and Champions (which is mediocre)... but everyone really likes his Cap.

I have never read Waid's actual Cap run -- although I guess I could, because it's shorter than I thought (v1 #444-454 and v3 #1-23) -- but I have read the Cap/IM '98 Annual (as have all 616 Steve/Tony fans), Sentinel of Liberty (a fun miniseries), Cap #600 (the story about Tony buying Steve's ID card), the Avengers x.1 mini recently (Kooky Quartet! so much fun!), and of course the Man Out of Time mini that obviously everyone loves and that I think we have all decided to rec to everyone as a great place to start reading Steve & Tony comics. So, I mean, he's got a good grasp on Steve's character (and especially, I think, on classic Steve), so I am... optimistic. (I know, I know, we were all optimistic about Bendis taking over IM and now Tony's dead and his characterization has gone in weird MCU directions, but... I am somehow more optimistic? They're BRINGING THE HEADWINGS BACK.)

In MCU news, I am mostly just thrilled that my fave JANET VAN DYNE is going to be in the universe (even if I am eh about the casting and still sad she'll never be a founding Avenger now) and also that the Captain Marvel movie will be Carol fighting Skrulls in the '90s. (I like how fandom is already taking bets as to who has secretly been a Skrull.) I thought MCU didn't have Skrull rights but maybe that's just the Super-Skrull. Maybe it'll be the Kree/Skrull War? I guess we'll find out.

Fannishly related to the above comics news, now that it's officially open I guess I should mention that [personal profile] kiyaar started a Discord chat server for 616 Steve/Tony, membership 18+ only. There are a lot of dick emoji. And a weekly book club -- we're kicking things off with Man Out of Time in honor of the Cap announcement. More information (and the server link) is available here.

I owe a bunch of people comment replies/emails (sorry!), but I should probably just say that if you liked the story I posted yesterday, Caz drew some art for it and it is BEAUTIFUL. EEEEEEE.

(Now I just have to finish my Anniversary Zine story ASAP. *deep breaths*)
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Because heaven knows my writing has been crap recently. But I've been reading some fun soul mark/soul name AUs in Blakes 7 and Pride and Prejudice fandoms, and I got to thinking how I could do that in TS. I don't know that I want to write a full length story about it, but a few snippety vignettes or missing scenes might be... interesting? Yes. Probably subversion but not absolutely, because I do have ~feelings about destiny in TS fic - but it doesn't get much more Destiny with a Capital D than the soul mate trope, now does it?
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Posted by byslantedlight

I keep forgetting to post to the Pros comms these days (although to be fair I've not been posting much to my own lj either just recently), but I'm going to try to do better again. So here is a wee ficlet that I wrote a week ago, in a comment to a post of pictures by macklingirl. Her scenario was that Murphy shot some villains and they dropped not only their weapons. When Murphy found it he knew whose live he saved.
WhoseLivesHeSavedBodiePic WhoseLivesHeSavedDoylePic
And thank you, macklingirl for permission to post the pics!

Whose Lives He Saved
by Slantedlight

He found them bound and gagged, in the furthest back corner of an ancient coal cellar whose door was almost obscured by the wreck of the rooms above. They'd been thrown together, so that they lay close and tangled, Bodie on his back and Doyle's head somehow tucked into Bodie's armpit, the rest of him pressed along Bodie's side, like children curled together at night.

"Like being stuck inside 'is laundry bag," Doyle said later, "Only more fragrant." Bodie raised a disdainful eyebrow at him, and they ambled out of the break room shoulder to shoulder, deliberately casual in the face of a bellow from Cowley's office. Murphy watched them leave, his own eyebrows set carefully low.

He watched them.

Collinson had been paid an arm and a leg for them, and it was only because the men he'd picked to do the dirty work turned out to be no more than amateurs with pretensions that Bodie and Doyle were still alive. Greedy amateurs with pretensions, who'd somehow had the idea that Cowley might pay as much again as Collinson had in ransom money to get his agents back.

Cowley did not pay ransom money.

Murphy could not get it out of his head that Bodie and Doyle knew this.

He saw again and again, in the dark of the night, the clatter of the men ahead of him down the cellar stairs, their last desperate dash, and then the blood that had spattered from the men's bodies, the way their guns had fallen, the photographs of Bodie and Doyle, Cowley's top men, both taken unaware, unknowing, that had fluttered, bloodstained, from the men's fingers.

And Murphy could not get it out of his head that in the silence of the moments after, in the split-second held-breath instant when the shots were still echoing around the cellar walls, bound and gagged as they were on the cellar floor, Bodie and Doyle had turned only to each other, and all they had done was look.

It seared the air between them, that look, and caught in the blaze of it, all Murphy could think was What if I'd missed? What if he'd missed one of the men, if his shot hadn't been clean, had been too late, if his Walther had misfired the second bullet?

What if one of them had closed their eyes then, and never opened them again?

In the dark of the night, his own eyes open wide, Murphy thought about the lives he'd saved, thought about ransom money. He thought about working solo, and playing darts with the lads, and whether he'd ask Janine out on a second date, a pretty, pleasant sort of girl, whose looks held nothing more fiery than warmth.

He thought he would, and the thought lulled him, at last, to sleep.

o0o
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Convention Exclusive (5545 words) by Sineala
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel (Comics), Marvel 616, Avengers (Comics)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
Characters: Steve Rogers, Tony Stark
Additional Tags: Artist Steve Rogers, Secret Identity, Conventions, Fluff, Avengers Vol. 3 (1998), Community: cap_ironman, Cap-Ironman Bingo
Summary: "I'm interested in commissioning a sketch," Iron Man said. He leaned forward, edging into Steve's personal space, splaying his gauntleted hands on the table. "I'd like you to draw me wearing only a tiny thong, with Captain America staring at my nearly-naked body in horror." (Or: Steve Rogers, former artist for the Captain America comics, is signing autographs at a comics convention when he meets his biggest fan. Not an AU.)

IT IS SUPER FLUFFY.

Yay! Last square ("occupational hazards") for a line in Cap-IM Bingo! Hooray! I can now write like the wind and try to finish my Steve/Tony Anniversary Zine story as fast as I can! (And then Cap-IM Big Bang and Magic's FTH story and my STH story, yes yes.)

Friday 5

Jul. 21st, 2017 06:31 pm
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Today's [community profile] thefridayfive questions:

Friday 5 music )

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Welcome to week forty two of [livejournal.com profile] wc_rewatch | [personal profile] wc_rewatch! Come on in and join the fun!

This week's episode is Upper West Side Story.

Your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to watch the episode sometime in the next 7 days, then come back here to squee, meta, chat with other fans, and link to fanworks inspired by the episode. You can comment with quotes, list your favourite scenes (and say why), catalogue the characters' expressions or dissect the episode themes... whatever puts the cream in your coffee. Come on in, the water's fine!

Reminder:

DoDon't
Post episode reactions, meta, squee, critiques, and character and ship love. Don't bash characters or ships.
Link to new episode-related fanworks or rec existing ones.Don't discuss actors, actor performance, or behind-the-scenes stuff.
Keep any embedded images less than 350px wide. Don't mention specific/significant spoilers for future episodes.
Play nice, be kind, have fun, and talk amongst yourselves!  

The Gallactic Miscellany by Rheanna

Jul. 21st, 2017 05:42 pm
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I was sorting out my bookmarks, a long, arduous job I keep being distracted from, and came across this -

The Gallactic Miscellany
by Rheanna The Galactic Miscellany; or, How Arthur Dent Learned to Stop Worrying and Love His Towel. With footnotes. Very funny and captures the spirit of Douglas Adam's HHGTTG perfectly.


Images for AO3 stories

Jul. 20th, 2017 08:43 pm
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Since Photobucket switched in June 2017 to an exorbitant annual subscription fee for allowing images to be displayed on 3rd-party sites, I'm instead hosting the pictures here & linking to them in the stories they illustrate at the AO3.

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