tielan: (MCU - Maria/Steve)
Thursday, September 21st, 2017 08:32 pm
One assignment, one pinch-hit.

The recip for my assignment hasn't responded to any of her recent gifts, either comment or kudos, so while I think it's kind of rude not to say thank you, at least it's not personal.
Title: as the wyrm turns
Fandom
: Merlin
Characters: Merlin, Gwen
Relationships: Merlin & Gwen
Rating: G
Summary: Magic had laws. His mother had been a lecturer of physics at Oxford for years before her sciatica made the constant standing an agony. Hunith had been the one to teach Merlin that all energy came from somewhere, that there was nothing new under the sun, and that every action had an equal and opposite reaction. She’d also been the one to observe that her son’s abilities and gifts followed those rules...most of the time.
I actually wanted to write a whole lot more to this - Arthur and Morgana and Merlin and Gwen all sitting down to dinner and having a conversation about magic and what it means in the world...

My second genex was a PH I picked up because I liked the recip, and because I could. It's not as brilliant as I'd envisioned it in my head (sometimes your brain does this, you know? And then it's not quite as magnificent as you thought it would be).
Title: stars of hope in dark despair
Fandom
: Rogue One
Characters: Chirrut Îmwe, Baze Malbus, Luke Skywalker
Relationships: Chirrut Îmwe & Luke Skywalker, Chirrut Îmwe/Baze Malbus (background)
Rating: G
Summary: There’s no palm trees, no sand, no watery inlets, no tower – not anymore. Yet Chirrut knows exactly where he is. He can feel it – hope and success in the midst of death and destruction – that this was both the ending and the beginning, like the tale of an ancient snake who endlessly swallowed its tail to represent time unending...
I've had an idea for the story from Luke's POV for some time, and after writing this, I have ides for more Chirrut-and-Baze backstory, but the issue of time and hijacked brain is big right now...

And a recent Captain Hill snippet:
Title: Office Gossip
Fandom
: MCU
Characters: Steve Rogers, Cameron Klein
Relationships: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers
Rating: PG
Summary: “So, I heard that Commander Hill is seeing someone.”

Steve looks sharply up from the missions Maria gave him to sign off. Then he remembers that the person Maria is seeing is him.
This was a snippet that sprang from another fic I wrote a while back - 'go down with your shield or come back upon it' - which featured Steve and Maria negotiating their relationship.

This one was...kind of fun. And silly. But fun, too.
tielan: (AVG - Natasha)
Monday, September 18th, 2017 08:17 am
My fic for Franzi and Gecko's fic exchange - a small friends-oriented exchange. You would not believe how many times I rewrote this assignment before I finally settled on this story. Apparently I have sedoretu on the brain...
The Road That Leads To Home (1595 words) by tielan
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Laura Barton/Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton & Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton/Laura Barton, James "Bucky" Barnes/Natasha Romanov
Characters: Natasha Romanova, Laura Barton, Clint Barton, James "Bucky" Barnes
Additional Tags: Post-Captain America: Civil War (Movie), Sedoretu
Summary:
He surveys the land before them as the Wakandan plane hovers over the landscape, and Natasha tries to imagine it through his eyes.

“A farm?”

“A safehouse.” Somewhere to recover, with no lingering ghosts, with nothing to trigger his responses, even now the programming has been taken out.

The expression on his face is bleak. “And is it safe for them?”
tielan: (AVG - maria)
Friday, July 21st, 2017 01:46 pm
A very small pool this year, but I still matched with at least one person who requested Maria & Pepper!

I admit, I would have liked to write a treat for [archiveofourown.org profile] CamrynBarnes as the only other person who asked for Maria/Steve, but simply didn't have the time. I did get a couple of hundred words into several different universes, the problem is reaching a satisfactory ending...

Anyway, my assignment for [archiveofourown.org profile] finnimbrand:

title: Travel By Bubble
pairings/characters: Maria Hill & Pepper Potts, Maria Hill, Pepper Potts, JARVIS.
tags: Alternate Universe - Fairy Tale
notes: I had such trouble with this, because neither Maria nor Pepper manage to fill the 'heroine' roles in femme-focused fairytales in any way, shape, or form - they're not the wanderers or explorers so much as the guardians and maintainers, and so trying to write them in as the heroines involved a lot of backstory and worldbuilding. In the end, I kind of said, "Ah, to heck with it," and just wrote them as the fairy godmothers, because they fit there!
summary:
“Why pink, anyway?” She wondered idly as she combed her fingers through the still-damp strands. “If we can magic the bubble into any color, why pink?”

“We tried making the bubble with all the other colours,” Maria reminded her from where she sat at the portable desk. “Pink’s the most efficient.”


And a treat I wrote for [archiveofourown.org profile] Rivulet027 because I had time and the idea took hold of me:

title: Break My Bones But You Won't See Me Fall
pairing/characters: Bucky/Sam, Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson, original characters, (background Steve/Maria).
tags: First Meeting, Alternate Universe - Single Parents, Alternate Universe - Human
notes: So I like these two flirting. They seem the type, and they work for me. Plus, the idea of Sam as a single daddy is just too much cute, and I'm pretty sure that Bucky agrees. I kind of 'reused' the character of Pippa from 'And Baby Makes Eight', only Steve is her biodad as well as her father in this universe.
summary:
Sam doesn't hold hands on the first date. Luckily, they're about to have dinner together...
tielan: (MCU - Maria/Steve)
Monday, July 10th, 2017 08:05 am
It's a small collection this year, as usual Steve is the most-written about character with Natasha second. Somewhat surprisingly (probably due to the small sample space) Maria & Pepper friendship is in equal second place for 'relationship' along with Steve/Natasha, Loki/Steve, Loki & Steve, and Steve/Sam.

My big issue with writing AUs is always getting enough information into the story so the context is clear, while still establishing the characters. Which is one reason why my assignment got changed innumerable times and ended up coming down to the wire. *sigh*

My gift is:
title: dark side of the morning
summary: SHIELD has been infiltrated by HYDRA. Maria has a very small window of time to gather together a team she can trust to take them down before they try to destroy the world. She's also pretending to be dead, so that makes it a little more complicated. It's a good thing that she has a plan.
tags: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers, Maria Hill, Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Natasha Romanov (Marvel), Nick Fury, Clint Barton, Sharon Carter (Marvel), Canon AU - Maria Hill Director Of SHIELD, Canon Divergence - Post-Avengers (2012), Canon-Typical Violence
notes: It's a CA:TWS AU with Maria as Director of SHIELD and some Steve/Maria angles. It has BAMF Maria (okay, even more BAMF than usual), and all the usual suspects. Woohoo!

Some stories I rather like are:
title: don't go wasting my precious time
summary: The CEO of Stark Industries receives a visit from the Director of SHIELD. It's not a big deal. Nothing's wrong. There's no weird science or potential explosions... Yeah, right.
tags: Maria Hill & Pepper Potts, Maria Hill & Darcy Lewis, Maria Hill & Jane Foster, Jane Foster & Darcy Lewis, Darcy Lewis & Pepper Potts, Jane Foster & Pepper Potts, Maria Hill, Pepper Potts, Jane Foster (Marvel), Darcy Lewis, Special Agent Hagen, BAMF Maria Hill, Jane Foster Loves Science, Awesome Pepper Potts, Assistant Darcy Lewis, roadtrip playlists require 90's music, Mad Science, Dubious Science, Explosions, Female Friendship, who needs men?, Alternate Universe - Leverage Fusion, References to Leverage, Awesome Parker (Leverage), Post-Captain America: Civil War (Movie)
notes: Lighthearted cross between a heist movie and a girls' night out.

title: Dreaming Of Dragons
summary: The army doesn’t allow women. The Dragon Corps, however, does.
tags: Peggy Carter & Daniel Sousa & Jack Thompson, Peggy Carter, Daniel Sousa, Jack Thompson, Alternate Universe - Dragons, Alternate Universe - Fantasy, BAMF Peggy Carter, Dragons
notes: I wasn't entirely sure what to expect of this. The title said "The Enchanted Forest" but the summary said "Temeraire" and the story itself is apparently taken from Tamora Pierce's ouvre.
tielan: (don't make me shoot you)
Monday, May 1st, 2017 01:33 pm
The sedoretu is coming along. I may have to skip Maria's "wait, wtf" scene with T'Challa, because I don't actually have enough space in this section. I'm trying to make each 'chapter' of the story ~3500 words, but so far we're at 1900 and I've just managed to introduce the complication. And Bucky has interrupted it as per the plan.

Now we need to have the conversation about Bucky and Steve, Maria and Steve, and Sharon and Steve, and then I was hoping there'd be room for T'Challa and Maria, but I'm doubtful.

After that, Natasha gives her opinion on EVERYTHING and starts trying to staunch the bleeding (metaphorically, not actually).

I guess this story is at the usual stage of "HIT THE PANIC BUTTONS, ALL RELEVANT PLOTBUNNIES TO THEIR STATIONS" given my life busyness right now and the due date for the [community profile] wipbigbang which is Mid-June (right around the same time as my quilts for the show are due; JOY).

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I took a PH for a fic exchange that I can't specify because specifying it will instantly out me as the author (as though the story itself won't).

Why did I do this? Because...I don't even know why, only that I've made my situation a lot more complicated right when I don't need to.

Self? You suck.

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Two fic exchange reveals (as though it wasn't immediately obvious).

[community profile] worldbuildingex

TITLE: All The Daughters Of My Father's House
SUMMARY: Lyra and Jyn Erso bouncing around a universe where the shadow of the Empire is growing longer.
CHARACTERS/PAIRINGS: Lyra Erso, Jyn Erso, Saw Gerrera, Chirrut Imwe/Baze Malbus
TAGS: Alternate Universe (canon divergence), Jedha, Lyra survives, Mother Bear, Celebrations on
RATINGS: Gen
NOTES: My assignment asked for "rogue one: give me those ladies *grabby hands* i’m super interested in the structure of the rebel alliance as well as seeing women in positions of power/getting to tell their stories *cough*lyra*cough*. alternatively, my gay azn fathers. (tell me about the jedi temple! and chirrut’s relationship with it! and chirrut/baze ofc)". There were two more chapters planned, where Lyra goes to the Rebel Alliance and tries to keep Jyn from becoming a child soldier, but I didn't get to them. The worldbuilding for Alderaan academical structures was just a little more than my brain could take at the time.

It wasn't particularly well received, but then, it's not a particularly stellar story, IMO.

My [community profile] smutswap was immediately identifiable:

TITLE: Trust Tease
SUMMARY: Going slow, going deep, playing games with someone you trust with your body and your vulnerabilities.
CHARACTERS/PAIRINGS: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers, Thor (cameo)
TAGS: Smut, Oral Sex, Multiple Orgasms, Fucked Raw, Sex
RATINGS: NC-17
NOTES: I had [personal profile] sunspot on my treats list anyway, because I never get assigned the Maria/Steve prompts...and lo and behold, I got assigned to them! So I wrote smut. It's very vanilla smut at this point, although they discuss/negotiate kink for later times, and I was planning to write the later times, only again, the due date defeated me.

I got a bit of flak on this one for forgetting that it was smut and labelling it 'G', which then had a whole bunch of people clicking on the story to check that I hadn't signed up for a smut swap and then written non-smut. However, I found it somewhat amusing that someone on FFA apparently gathered their courage, closed their eyes, and searched for oral sex in the story - OMG THE HET SEX IT BURNS MY EYEN!

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Otherwise, April was spent in Camp NaNo trying to write original fiction - back to the Shadowkids again. I have the structure, I just have to concentrate enough to write it, dammit.

So May: write fic, make quilts, seek job, get winter garden in, score goals for hockey, cook for self...
tielan: (AVG - Natasha)
Friday, March 17th, 2017 09:03 pm
Hetswap fic for [archiveofourown.org profile] Karmageddon
FANDOM: MCU
TITLE: KNight Templar
SUMMARY: Five times Natasha Romanoff protected James Barnes; and the time he didn't need it.
RATING: PG-13
TAGS: James "Bucky" Barnes/Natasha Romanov, James "Bucky" Barnes & Natasha Romanov, James "Bucky" Barnes, Natasha Romanoff, T'Challa (cameo), Steve Rogers (cameo), Maria Hill (cameo), relationship, Spies & Secret Agents, Undercover Missions

Three [community profile] pbam Prompt Stack fics:
FANDOM: MCU
TITLE: Reeling Between Earth And Sky
SUMMARY: It's a reminder, not a restraint.
RATING: NC-17
TAGS: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers, Light Bondage, Sex

FANDOM: Rogue One
TITLE: or what's a heaven for?
SUMMARY: Jyn has learned not to reach for anything, because it won’t be there for long.
RATING: NC-17
TAGS: Cassian Andor/Jyn Erso

FANDOM: MCU
TITLE: Ultimate Luxury
SUMMARY: The bath steaming behind Steve wasn’t just a ‘welcome home, relax a little before dinner’ – it was among the most excessive of gifts he could give her.
RATING: NC-17
TAGS: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers, Smut, Bath Sex, Established Relationship

And, off the cuff, a continuation of the Neighbours AU, where Maria and Steve are neighbours and start a relationship
FANDOM: MCU
TITLE: Encounters And Encores
SUMMARY: Steve planned to skim her mouth, teasing her with promises of more. Instead, Maria drops them straight into the zone, adrenaline and heat striking a lightning connection between his brain and his balls, no seduction required. As opening salvos go, Steve thinks, a little blurrily, it’s a good one.
RATING: NC-17
TAGS: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers, Steve Rogers, Maria Hill, Sex, Oral Sex, Couch Sex, negotiating sex, Did I mention the sex?, Alternate Universe - Neighbors, Alternate Universe, Smut, Fluff and Smut

So, yeah, that's quite a lot of Captain Hill smut for an increasingly shrinking audience...
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Thursday, January 19th, 2017 09:30 pm
Title: oh, there’s a show alright, but it may not be the one you want
Summary: “So, after months of trying to keep you lot quiet and under the radar, you’ve managed to completely blow your cover, start a manhunt, and declare yourselves gay for each other in just over fifty hours.”
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Sam Wilson, Maria Hill/Steve Rogers
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers, Maria Hill
Additional Tags: Captain America 4: Road Trip, Fluff, Vegas marriage, For Great Hilarity, Maria Hill isn't paid enough for this shit, Sam And Bucky Make Mischief, Unresolved Sexual Tension, Resolved Sexual Tension, Past Abuse, Angst, Trauma, Psychological Trauma, Happy Ending, Someone Bring The Vacuum Cleaner Because This Fic Ending Is FLUFFY
notes: The story that got written because the response was rather more enthusiastic than I was expecting...
tielan: (AVG - maria)
Friday, November 18th, 2016 05:59 pm
Series: sharp Evening stars and bright Morning flame
Characters/Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Bucky Barnes, Maria Hill/Natasha Romanoff, Steve Rogers/Maria Hill, Bucky Barnes/Steve Rogers.
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 10621
Warnings: Choose Not To Warn
Summary:
A sedoretu is a four-person marriage, an intricate mesh of six dynamics - sexual and non-sexual - between Morning man, Evening woman, Morning woman, and Evening Man, a bond of delicate trust.

When Steve Rogers makes Bucky Barnes a promise at age sixteen, he doesn't know that he'll be keeping it at age ninety-six.

When Bucky Barnes meets Natasha Romanoff in the course of their work at the KGB, he won't remember her for another seven years.

When Natasha Romanoff encounters Maria Hill in SHIELD, she isn't thinking of desire or fondness, only of trust - and that it's the first time she's been allowed the choice.

When Maria Hill lets Steve Rogers climb into her bed, she can't imagine the fall - but love is more than sex and emotions, a hard and sometimes lonely road to walk.

When a sedoretu consists of Captain America, the former Deputy Director of SHIELD, the Black Widow, and the Winter Soldier, things are bound to get downright complicated...
Notes: I started this series with the intent of writing eight short-ish stories, and then discovered it was actually going to be one prologue, six stories, and one EPIC FINALE. I’d written the prologue and the first of the six stories when the Marvel Bang came up, and wrote the remaining five of the six stories as my challenge.

The link above takes you to the series on AO3.

I was assigned two artists for the [livejournal.com profile] marvel_bang ([livejournal.com profile] flipflop_diva and [livejournal.com profile] sandrasfisher), but I also commissioned Jiinsy Designs to make some art for some of the stories, because I had some money at the time and she was looking for commissions.

The EPIC FINALE is still a bunch of notes and 3K of Steve jealousy. I hope to get around to it before Christmas...
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Sunday, October 30th, 2016 08:40 am
And the archive is open!

My assignment was for [archiveofourown.org profile] Persephones_Keeper | [profile] crossing_hades

title: Reasons Of Presence
summary: The traditions of Wakanda are heavy, and in these changing times, T’Challa is always and constantly aware that if the armour of the Black Panther weighs down upon his shoulders, it will be that much heavier with the weight of crown and kingdom added to it.
tags: T'Challa and Okoye, T'Challa & Maria Hill
rating: G
notes: This was not strictly the request, but I thought a little delving into T'Challa's history and how Wakanda decided to return to the world as more than merely a shadow power would be an interesting diversion. There was, initially, meant to be more.

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My gift was by [archiveofourown.org profile] Dazzledfirestar:

title: Comfort
summary: The real fall out would come later. For now, Helen needs a friend and a good meal.
tags: Helen Cho, Maria Hill, friendship, food
rating: G

It's a wonderful little post-Age-of-Ultron glimpse into the professional relationship of the two women and how it verges on the personal.

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My recommendations so far:

title: On Your Left
author: [archiveofourown.org profile] ladydeathfaerie
summary: Two tours of duty as a pararescue have left their scars on Sam Wilson. In order to live and function with his emotional wounds, Sam's developed a simple coping method. After a particularly bad night, Sam resorts to said method to clear his mind. Imagine his surprise when it results in new friends and, ultimately, a new purpose in life.
tags: Sam Wilson, Riley, Nightmares PTSD
rating: PG-13
why: A little pre-Winter Soldier look into Sam and his coping mechanisms, what happened with Riley, and Sam's internal monologues.

title: A Waltz In The Woods With My Brother
author: [archiveofourown.org profile] kyburg
summary: When you have no loyalty shown you, what makes you wager everything on gaining it from those who would imprison you?
tags: Hogun, Jim Morita, World War II, Taking Liberties With History And Canon
rating: PG-13
why: This is a very unusual story, not two characters that you'd think to put together at all, and I'm not sure if the backstory they've used for Hogun came from the comics, or if they made it up. But I liked the look into Jim's mindset (although, I believe he said he was from California?) as well as Odin's evident trust in Hogun.

title: Play On
author: [archiveofourown.org profile] Dazzledfirestar
summary: Sam has a rough night, but he's got some help on hand.
tags: Sam Wilson, PTSD, Bucky Barnes, Bucky Barnes/Sam Wilon
rating: G
why: Because I like the idea of Bucky making Sam a cup of tea at oh-whatever-hours to settle not only Sam's memories but his own...

There are others I like the look of, but these are the underappreicated ones - more gen than slash/ship and about characters who don't get a lot of love. There's at least one story with Raina, several with T'Challa, quite a few with Sam, and one Sam/Rhodey that I think I do gotta take a closer look at.

Go forth and read!
tielan: Hulk angry (AVG - wtf)
Thursday, August 25th, 2016 09:02 am
I received one fic, and wrote three:

My gift was:
accustom the eye to calmness by [archiveofourown.org profile] syllic: It's Pacific Rim: Stacker, Mako, and their first meeting from Stacker's POV rather than Mako's.

Go read it, it's sweet, simple, and uncomplicated. Sometimes you just want that.

My assignment was for [profile] crossing_hades | [archiveofourown.org profile] Persephones_Keeper (we seem to be meeting a lot in ficathons; can't imagine why...)

I ended up writing two stories, because I started writing one and posted it, but decided I didn't like it, so I wrote another one. Then I ended up rewriting the original one to be better, and now I'm pretty happy with both.
title: The Older Brother
summary: A parent should never have favourites.
relationships: Nick Fury & Maria Hill, Nick Fury & Natasha Romanoff, Nick FUry & Peggy Carter
characters: Nick Fury, Peggy Carter, Maria Hill, Natasha Romanoff
warnings: None
ratings: PG-13
notes: A retelling of The Prodigal Son, from a different angle. Or: most people don't care about the ones who do the duty; but good parents don't have favourites - just children they love in different ways, for different reasons. I'm not sure fandom actually gets this.

title: Fall In, Fallout
summary: "Sometimes it’s not being the only brother that makes the difference. Sometimes it's the company you fall in with. Caterpillars and all."
relationships: Nick Fury & Gabe Jones, Gabe Jones & Dum Dum Dugan
characters: Nick Fury, Gabe Jones, Dum Dum Dugan
warnings: Use of a time-period accurate slur.
ratings: PG-13
notes: I don't generally read Nick-focused fic, so I don't know how most people look at his background/upbringing. However, given SLJ's age, Nick would have been among the first generation post-Civil Rights, which I thought was worth addressing - and glimpsing, as a sideline, how Gabe Jones got through the 40s and 50s as a black American hero, and member of the Howling Commandos.

And a pinch-hit.
title: Frayed Edges
summary: It’s one thing to know that Steve would go to the wall for Bucky Barnes – hell, isn't that what Sam’s been doing hanging around with Steve for the last two years? It’s another to believe he’d do the same for Sam.
relationships: Sam Wilson & Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson & Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson & Maria Hill
characters: Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers, Maria Hill, Bucky Barnes, various other Avengers
warnings: None
ratings: PG-13
notes: Like the rest of fandom, I tend to write Sam in as the helper and counsellor character, and I wanted to avoid that in this fic - particularly in light of several Tumblr posts pointing out how damaging it is to write 'perfect' black people, there to help the 'damaged' white people (where the stories naturally focus on the damaged whites and how they reach resolution).

I don't think it's quite what the recipient wanted - she actually requested Steve/Bucky/Sam and c/p'd her Steve/Bucky prompts from Smut Swap, just asking to insert Sam at the top. *shrug* This was what I had in me, and I'm kind of glad to have written it.


Now, I'm frantically trying to finish [livejournal.com profile] marvel_bang: 7241/8000 (the minimum), to be handed in by tonight... And then I have to hope I get someone to do art who actually likes Maria, which I suspect is going to be an exercise in futility...
tielan: (AVG - agents)
Monday, August 8th, 2016 11:38 am
A lot of remixes that came out all at once! And the RemixMe and FemmeRemix were due pretty much within days of each other, which made things a little crazy while I was on holidays...

MCU Rolling Remix

title: there is no in-between (fight the good fight remix)
summary: We’d rather have you with us, than against us, Peggy Carter told her after Madripoor. At the time, Maria thought it foolish flattery – appreciated it, sure, but it was a sweetener, not the truth. Then again, she’s now Deputy Director of S.H.I.E.L.D, so it seems the former Director was right.
tags: Maria Hill & Peggy Carter, Maria Hill & Clint Barton, Maria Hill & Steve Rogers, Maria Hill, Steve Rogers, Clint Barton, Peggy Carter, Melinda May, Backstory, Friendship, Parallels.
notes: Okay, so I seriously twisted the story around so that I could shoehorn Maria into the plot, because the original story didn't even mention her and, well, I knew that if I didn't rectify that, she wouldn't get mentioned for the rest of the remix. But apparently I spearheaded the charge into 'Team SHIELD' territory? At last according to the MCU Rolling Remix Masterlist. So, it's interesting to see where people took the original story and how they interpreted it.
original: Between The Wars by [archiveofourown.org profile] MarnaNightingale


Femmeremix

fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel the Series
title: Dust From A Distant Sun (the Hellburned remix)
summary: Kate was never the kind to lie to herself. She picks the corner table because it means she can keep an eye on everything in the bar – and it’s definitely an everything kind of bar.
tags: Kate Lockley, Dawn Summers, Walk Into A Bar, Post-Series, Not comics compliant
notes: I had a brief panic attack when I saw my assignment, because the characters weren't my usual ones, then I got a grip and started writing. I think it turned out okay, even if it wasn't quite the story I wanted to tell ("a ghost, a cop, and the Key walk into a bar - and it ain't no joke").
original: Sunfaded by [archiveofourown.org profile] shobogan

fandom: MCU
title: holding onto what I haven't got (the sitting in an empty room remix)
summary: The hardest part of ending is starting up again.
tags: Natasha Romanoff & Maria Hill, Peggy Carter & Maria Hill, Steve Rogers & Maria Hill, Peggy Carter, Natasha Romanoff, Clint Barton, Steve Rogers, Maria Hill, Sam Wilson, Wanda Maximoff, Soul-Searching, Natasha Romanov Is a Good Bro
notes: This came to me as a PH since the recipient has boasted that they don't kudos or comment on their gifts, and the person assigned them found this out and promptly deflated, quite understandably.
original: just a voice like a riot by [archiveofourown.org profile] meatball42


Remix Me

fandom: Angel the Series
title: Watcher, Resurrected (the Ascending Tartarus Remix)
summary: A lot can happen between death and re-life.
tags: Faith Lehane, Wesley Wyndam-Pryce, Lorne | Krevlornswath, Dawn Summers
notes: It was a little surprising to end up writing two Buffy&Angel remixes after such a long time since being in the fandom. But, yeah. This was seriously abbreviated from what I felt should be an EPIC STORY about the end of the world. (Again!) I really liked the idea of time having passed and the world of the Watchers and Slayers being very different to how it was at the time that the shows ended, but I was out of time.
original: Ascending Tartarus by [archiveofourown.org profile] Persephones_Keeper
tielan: (AVG - agents)
Monday, August 1st, 2016 07:41 am
So, it's been a week of Remixes live for me.

1. Remix Me 2016: a story-specific remix, where we submitted stories to remix, and someone picked one of our stories out to remix.

The remix of my story is amazing! The original is "And Miles To Go Before I Sleep" with a Stacker Pentecost focus, but its remix "See Me Stopping Here (a remix from away)" has done more than I would ever have asked for!

2. [community profile] femmeremix: AO3 Archive: a female-character centric remix. I wrote two stories - one assignment, one pinch hit, and while neither are brilliant, they're sufficient unto the day thereof. :)

3. MCU Rolling Remix 2016: The idea of this was that one person would write a story, then the next person would receive the story and remix it. The person after that would remix that story, and so on. So it's a chain of remixes, all down the line.

If you can guess any of the ones I wrote, then...you're doing pretty well, I think!

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Finally, my fics for the Franzi and Gecko's Friends Write For Each Other exchange were:

title: still in it for the fight
summary: Anyone with any sense knows that the media storm around Mako Mori and Raleigh Becket is going to be a hurricane; their friends are mostly just hoping that the PPDC's newest pilot pairing don't capsize in the middle of it all.
tags: Raleigh Becket/Mako Mori, Alison Choi/Tendo Choi, Sergio D'onofrio/Caitlin Lightcap, Mako Mori, Raleigh Becket, Vanessa Gottlieb, Alison Choi, Tendo Choi, Sergio D'onofrio, Caitlin Lightcap, Hercules Hansen, POV Outsider
notes: I haven't written Mako/Raleigh in quite a while, so this was kind of a challenge.

title: Only Half Barton
summary: Lila Barton is bored.
tags: Lila Barton, Cooper Barton, Siblings, Kids say the darndest things, Before Dawn They're Your Children, parenting is hard, Post-Captain America: Civil War (Movie)
notes: A fun little bit that I developed after a conversation in YT chat. :D

title: weapon of choice
summary: She’s sharp and cold as the rocks of the Austrian Alps, a knife of a woman from the precise click of her bootheels across the institution floor to the icy condemnation of her gaze as it rests on Steve.
tags: Maria Hill & Steve Rogers, Maria Hill, Steve Rogers
notes: Quite a few people asked for Maria or Maria/Steve, unfortunately, I only just squeaked in my assigned fic, and was trying to write my Remix fics (all three of them) at the time, so I didn't manage to do more than just one ficlet. Which I think is a bit of a pity...
tielan: (MCU - Maria/Steve)
Thursday, July 14th, 2016 11:41 am
The Winter Falcon fic that was supposed to be mostly shenanigans but which took a left turn at angst-and-introspection:

title: oh there's a show alright but it may not be the one you want
summary: “So, after months of trying to keep you lot quiet and under the radar, you’ve managed to completely blow your cover, start a manhunt, and declare yourselves gay for each other in just over fifty hours.”
tags: James "Bucky" Barnes/Sam Wilson, Maria Hill/Steve Rogers, James "Bucky" Barnes, Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers, Maria Hill, Captain America 4: Road Trip, Fluff, Vegas marriage, For Great Hilarity, Maria Hill isn't paid enough for this shit, Sam And Bucky Make Mischief, Unresolved Sexual Tension, Resolved Sexual Tension, Past Abuse, Angst

Everywoman fic about Maz Kanata - I would never have written this on my own steam, but I found out a few interesting things about Maz while researching it. It was better received than I expected!

title: interconnected loops of the universe
summary: A story of beginnings and endings.
tags: Maz Kanata,Slice of Life, Living History, herstory

The parallel story for When The West Wind Moves:

title: As We Lie In Fields Of Gold
summary: Nothing about his choices or hers have ever been easy.
tags: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers, Steve Rogers, Maria Hill, Sif, Thor, Pepper Potts, Fandral, Heimdall, Helen Cho, Romance, Fluff
tielan: (AVG - Natasha)
Friday, July 8th, 2016 06:42 am
So, I wrote four fics; I had a few more treats on the list, but life happened.

For [archiveofourown.org profile] hiddencait, I wrote two MCU/Pacific Rim fusions, with a Maria & Pepper friendship slant (and some background Tony/Pepper and Maria/Steve):
title: Not The Standard Model
summary: "Ms. Potts. With all due respect, because you seem nice enough, I don’t really have time for this shit."

title: Fire Breathers
summary: "Everyone gets the Fire-Breather treatment the first time they’re out,” Carol says. “Only Maria likes it."

[archiveofourown.org profile] Zippit was a pinch hit I picked up because I could write a third story in the MCU/Pacific Rim universe that was to her pairing requirements:
title: In From The Cold
summary: Her first impression of him is dangerous. Her second is deceptive.

There's a whole universe's worth of fics in this - I got halfway through the third story in the Maria & Pepper series, and then the project I'm on hit with a vengeance and I had no brain power left. It'll get finished while I'm on holidays...

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By comparison [archiveofourown.org profile] csichick_2 got an emergency pinch-hit because I had her on the treats list, and apparently the fic that she received was long enough but not actually complete.
title: How To Ask A Girl To The Yule Ball
summary: It occurs to Steve that he might have started with some small talk. Only Maria doesn’t do small talk.

Speaking of holidays and writing, I need to work out just which fics I'm going to be working on so I can give them priority...
tielan: (AVG - maria)
Monday, May 2nd, 2016 11:30 am
rejoice with those who rejoice )

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And because I came home from CACW and promptly started writing, I already have fic out giving some explanation for where Maria was, and why.

To The End Of Love
James "Bucky" Barnes & Maria Hill, Maria Hill & Pepper Potts, Steve Rogers & Pepper Potts, Maria Hill & Steve Rogers, Maria Hill & Clint Barton, Maria Hill & Natasha Romanoff, Maria Hill & Sam Wilson, Maria Hill & Yukio, Maria Hill/Steve Rogers, Maria Hill, Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers, Akela Amador (cameo), Sam Wilson, Scott Lang, Wanda Maximoff, Clint Barton, Pepper Potts, Natasha Romanoff, Captain America: Civil War (Movie) Compliant, Missing Scene, Minor Character(s), Missing in Action, Work In Progress, Spoilers, Post-Movie.
Drop the idea that attachment and love are one thing. They are enemies. It is attachment that destroys all love.

3 of 5 parts posted so far, and I'm starting on Part 4 today.
tielan: (don't make me shoot you)
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 06:41 pm
So for those of you who don't like Negative Nellies (as a former LJ friend once said: "Just because I will defend to the death your right to say this doesn't mean I want to listen to it" - and yes, it was in reference to personal problems, not something like, say, politics), this is the upbeat post.

Due to not having to go in to work this week, I am spending at least 2 hours at the local library writing every day. It means I'm getting actual writing done. Not as much as I hoped, and not on the stories I wish I was writing, but...WRITING.

Which I'm going to need. Argh Smut Swap! (Don't even talk to me about Ship Swap. Don't. Even.)

I finally finished Stockholm In Subversion, the MCU AU Dark!Fic that I started during the [livejournal.com profile] mcu_aufest last year and which wasn't finished in time to gift to my recip. (Warnings: referenced dubcon, people doing what they have to in order to get by, etc.)

Oh damn. MCU Rolling Remix. Must remember to get that done. I have notes. I have ideas. I just need to write the damn thing.

So. Many. Ideas.

We're on a timer now. I go to see Cap 3 on the 29th April, and I think what I can hope for is to be entertained. And maybe surprised with Maria Hill. But I'm not holding my breath on that - I just don't believe they have the ingenuity to pull it off. *shakes fist at Marvel movies*
tielan: (MCU - Maria/Steve)
Monday, April 4th, 2016 05:48 pm
*tags [livejournal.com profile] geckoholic*

Wake Up Call
MCU: Maria/Steve
They share a bed. It's practical, that's all.

Prompt: 'snowed in' for [community profile] trope_bingo 2015 (Round Five)

ps. Hit me with your next shot!
tielan: (AVG - maria2)
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 01:55 pm
Three Bucky/Sharon fics in a kind of triptych: A Knowledgeable Dame

Dreams Don't Count
This morning, Sharon rather hated her brain.

Jesse's Girl
Agent Sharon Carter, CIA, looked at him and in her eyes he saw a gleam of appreciation he hasn’t seen since... Well, since he was another man entirely.

Refresher Course
Bucky always preferred a dame who knew her way around herself; it meant he didn’t have to find out what she liked – he could just satisfy her.

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And one Maria/Steve (so far):
Face Value
It's more than 'nothing' but this is a lie they can accept at face value.
tielan: (AVG - maria)
Friday, February 26th, 2016 01:12 pm
TITLE: a practical acquaintance with bees (Part 1)
SUMMARY: The price of being the best is to always be the best, and sooner or later, the universe catches up. Maria Hill learns this the only way she knows how: one day at a time.
TAGS: Maria-centric, Maria/Steve, pre-Cap2:TWS, cast of thousands
RATING: PG-13
NOTES: The Maria Hill epic I've been threatening for the last three and a half years. Still only half-complete, but at a decent resting point, with more to come.