Title: A Binary System
Fandom:  Avengers
Characters:  Clint Barton, Phil Coulson, Jasper Sitwell, Natasha Romanoff, Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, Bruce Banner,
Pairing:  Clint/Coulson
Rating:  T
Author's Note:

With grateful thanks, as always, to my fabulous beta readers [livejournal.com profile] rexluscus, Ishywho and Jep.

Summary:

Clint Barton fell in madly in love with Phil Coulson the very first mission they went on together...

This way to the fic...
Title: They Say
Fandom:  Avengers
Characters:  Loki, Clint Barton, Phil Coulson
Pairing:  Clint/Coulson
Rating:  G
Warnings:  NOT A HAPPY.  Apocalypse AU, Dark, Dystopia
Author's Note:

WIth grateful thanks, as always, to my fabulous beta readers [livejournal.com profile] rexluscus, [livejournal.com profile] schemingreader and Jep.

Summary:

The fate of the world sometimes hangs on the flip of a coin, the want of a nail, or the choice of an ally.  From that point on, the timelines diverge and can, on occasion, end up in very different places.

In this 'verse, at the fateful moment, Loki didn't choose Hawkeye...

This way to the fic... )
Title:  Second Fiddles
Author: ConcertiGrossi
Fandom:  Avengers (Earth-199999, movieverse)
Characters: Phil Coulson, The Cellist, Pepper Potts, Natasha Romanoff, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Bruce Banner
Pairing:  Phil Coulson/The Cellist
Rating:  PG-13
Disclaimer:  So very not mine, more's the pity.

Summary:

Chapter One:  In which a convention is attended, the unconventional is met, suspicions are raised and a disappointing loss turns into a significant win.

Chapter Two: In which the season starts, discoveries are made, a friend gets hurt and space is shared.

Chapter Three:  In which worries surface,  the other shoe drops, communication becomes an issue and news comes in from the West.

Chapter Four:  In which what was lost is found, preparations are made, caffeine is abused, and two people each get their heart's desire.

Chapter Five:  In which the sleeper is awakened, a journey is made, patience is exhausted and a heart stops.


This way to the fic... )
So, after some general griping about the way women are frequently portrayed (or avoided as subjects) in fanfic, [livejournal.com profile] pink_siamese and I came up with a community where such issues can be discussed, and fics with interesting female characters can be recommended.

It's called [livejournal.com profile] womens_country

Come check it out!
Title:  Second Fiddles
Author: ConcertiGrossi
Fandom:  Avengers (Earth-199999, movieverse)
Characters: Phil Coulson, The Cellist, Pepper Potts, Natasha Romanoff, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Bruce Banner
Pairing:  Phil Coulson/The Cellist
Rating:  PG-13
Disclaimer:  So very not mine, more's the pity.

Summary:

Chapter One:  In which a convention is attended, the unconventional is met, suspicions are raised and a disappointing loss turns into a significant win.

Chapter Two: In which the season starts, discoveries are made, a friend gets hurt and space is shared.

Chapter Three:  In which worries surface,  the other shoe drops, communication becomes an issue and news comes in from the West.

Chapter Four:  In which what was lost is found, preparations are made, caffeine is abused, and two people each get their heart's desire:


This way to the fic... )

Oof.

Nov. 6th, 2012 09:15 pm
Tonight, I had the distressing realization that I've been crushing on Patrick Stewart for the last quarter century.
Out of all of the Avengers, I have the toughest time writing Cap. The morés of the late 1930's-early 1940s are hard to get a grip on - The Hays Code meant that the movies couldn't deal with a lot of subjects in any kind of realistic manner, so a lot of nuance is stomped out with a great big stompy foot. No sex, no drugs, no immorality, no criticism of the church, bad guys must get comeuppance, no goings-on of any kind whatsoever. You ever notice the prevalence of movies in which a couple gets divorced, only to remarry later? Yeah.

I really owe my friend Jep for helping me with this - she's quite expert on the period, and I've been allergic to 20th century history until fairly recently. Here are some of the links she's recommended.

Life Magazine: All the editions of Life magazine, digitized, starting with the first issue in 1935. See the articles, reader reactions, advertisements and photographs. Here's a particularly useful article on juvenile delinquency during wartime, referencing VD, marijuana use and teenaged girls considering it their patriotic duty to have sex with soldiers. Seriously.

Radio Programs from the Internet Archive: Too many to list. Check out '30s and '40s era news broadcasts and radio dramas. I've downloaded a bunch of "Cavalcade of America" and some episodes of the Great Gildersleeve.

Pre-Hays Code movies help, too, as they're at least a bit more realistic in terms of Victorianesque behavior (or lack thereof. Check out "Gold Diggers of 1933," for example.)
And remember that the Hays Code never applied to the theater, so you've got stuff like Noel Coward's "The Vortex," which deals with a young cocaine-addicted, gay composer as he's dealing with his total cougar of a mother.

Seriously.

It's tricky, but I think I'm finally starting to get a grasp on the extent to which neo-Victorian prudery really was a function of the 1950s and early 1960s.
Title:  Second Fiddles
Author: ConcertiGrossi
Fandom:  Avengers (Earth-199999, movieverse)
Characters: Phil Coulson, The Cellist, Pepper Potts, Natasha Romanoff, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Bruce Banner
Pairing:  Phil Coulson/The Cellist
Rating:  PG-13
Disclaimer:  So very not mine, more's the pity.

Summary:

Chapter One: In which a convention is attended, the unconventional is met, suspicions are raised and a disappointing loss turns into a significant win.
Chapter Two: In which the season starts, discoveries are made, a friend gets hurt and space is shared.

Chapter Three:  In which worries surface,  the other shoe drops, communication becomes an issue and news comes in from the West


This way to the fic... )

Just. No.

Oct. 25th, 2012 06:00 pm


Phil Coulson did not graduate from high school in 1992.

Kids, I realize that 38 seems absolutely ancient to you, but it's not.  And as totally hot as Clark Gregg is, he is definitely not in his late 30s.

Thank you.

Title:  Second Fiddles
Author: ConcertiGrossi
Fandom:  Avengers (Earth-199999, movieverse)
Characters: Phil Coulson, The Cellist, Pepper Potts, Natasha Romanoff, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Bruce Banner
Pairing:  Phil Coulson/The Cellist
Rating:  PG-13
Disclaimer:  So very not mine, more's the pity.

Summary:

Chapter One: In which a convention is attended, the unconventional is met, suspicions are raised and a disappointing loss turns into a significant win.

Chapter Two: In which the season starts, discoveries are made, a friend gets hurt and space is shared.

This way to the fic... )
Title:  Second Fiddles
Author: ConcertiGrossi
Fandom:  Avengers (Earth-1999999, movieverse)
Characters: Phil Coulson, The Cellist, Pepper Potts, Natasha Romanoff, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Nick Fury, Maria Hill, Bruce Banner
Pairing:  Phil Coulson/The Cellist
Rating:  PG-13
Disclaimer:  So very not mine, more's the pity.

Summary:

In which a convention is attended, the unconventional is met, suspicions are raised and a disappointing loss turns into a significant win.


Author's Note: 

As always, I am nothing without my excellent beta-readers Rex Luscus, Jep, Ishymaria and Pink Siamese. I owe them for their sage advice, their unfailing moral support, and their willingness to put up with random bits of headcanon dropped into their inboxes at any given time. Thanks, guys, I really, really appreciate it.

The vast majority of this was written before the Blu-Ray came out, without having seen the deleted scenes and before the recent Announcement of Great Import, so I can almost guarantee bits will be Jossed. Given that this is based on a movie series based on some Marvel comic books, I will argue that all of it is 100% canon-compliant, just in a slightly different universe. :)




This way to the fic... )
See, Ianto Fangirls?  THAT'S how you get your character resurrected: calm, polite, restrained mass denial.

Hm.

May. 14th, 2012 01:08 pm
I wish I could draw. 

Maybe I could take a class or something.  Yeah.  With my full-time job and the house and the kids etc.

Too much world, not enough time...

AUGH!

May. 13th, 2012 09:37 pm
Devil's Adequate on Tumblr, I hate you.


Because you thought of this before I did.

Curse you. :)

If you don't want to click through, folks, Devil's Adequate quite correctly points out that what we are dealing with here is... wait for it...
.
... Schrödinger’s Coulson.


Is he alive?  Is he dead?  We don't know!

Avengers

May. 13th, 2012 02:41 pm
Right, ok, so I'm fic-trawling for good Coulson and good Captain America stories (NEED MOAR NEED MOAR NAOW), and, as always, there is the good, the bad, and the ugly. But I'm getting the distinct impression that this is one of those fandoms where the lack of research is going to drive me bug-fuck.


1) Steve Rogers will not notice that the Twin Towers aren't there anymore.

2) Brooklyn =/= the Bronx =/= Manhattan =/= Queens. There are 28,000 people per square mile in NYC: these distinctions are important.

3) Slash Steve Rogers with whomever you please (in fact, please do!) but for God's sake, realize you're going to have to put some work into it. He got frozen in 1943, the Kinsey report doesn't come out until 1948. Dude is going to have some issues with the idea.

4) New Mexico is big, this is true. I have driven through lots and lots of it. It's huge, and there's a whole lotta nothing. (Also, thank you for not thinking you need a passport to get there.) However, if you drive 500 miles straight in any direction, you will likely no longer be in New Mexico.

5) The 1960s did not invent the drug culture. Just because Steve is as squeaky clean as they come doesn't mean he won't know what marijuana is. For example:



See what I mean?

Hee!

May. 13th, 2012 12:37 pm


Clark Gregg is a funny guy. :)

I am badly, badly fan-bit on this one.

I've been rewatching the other movies (need to get Hulk), and I may actually go see the Avengers again this weekend.

Of course, I'm totally in thrall to Phil "TOTALLY NOT DEAD" Coulson, but Banner? OMG. The potential there! And the temporal problems of Captain America? There's a lot of red meat there.

Also, Darcy from "Thor" is growing on me. Like a fungus.

I only wish this were mine:


Avengers

May. 7th, 2012 05:45 pm
I am in full fangirl squee mode right now, I tell you what.

Agent Coulson lives.

If anyone knows of any good fic, please pass it on...
IT'S A BAD TWILIGHT BDSM PORN FIC WITH THE SERIAL NUMBERS FILED OFF. IT DOES NOT BELONG ON THE NYT BESTSELLER LIST. IT DOES NOT BELONG IN THE PAGES OF TIME OR NEWSWEEK. THIS WHOLE BUSINESS NEEDS TO STOP RIGHT NOW.

I weep for civilization.
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