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!
“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.
Sam doesn't hold hands on the first date. Luckily, they're about to have dinner together...
tielan: (AVG - agents)
Sunday, September 25th, 2016 01:08 pm
Written as a pinch-hit for Avengersfest 2016:

Carter's Eleven
“Have no fear, Director,” Zola said in primly satisfied accents. “I assure you that there is no one person who can make a difference to Thursday’s events.”

I angsted a lot about this story - what to change, what to keep, how to rewrite the timeline and the scenes reasonably to give the women the opportunity to shine as they are, not just slotted into the appropriate character positions. This may not be the Carter's Eleven I originally envisioned, but it one works better in-canon, I think.


Interludes With Jaeger Pilots
Maria Hill, Pepper Potts, and the questions of war, friendship, and love, in the battle against the Kaiju.

Second part of a story in a series about an MCU Pacific Rim universe. Maria & Pepper focused, although this one has background Pepper/Tony and foreground Maria/Steve.
tielan: (MCU - Maria/Steve)
Saturday, May 7th, 2016 04:44 pm
I wrote two fics for [community profile] smutswap:

My assignment was for [personal profile] geckoholic. It was going to be a series of smutlets, except the first one kind of blew out (hur-hur) and then I ran out of time, as per usual. So instead of starting at vanilla and moving on to further kink, it kind of ended up staying at vanilla.

Presumptuous - MCU: Maria/Steve - First Time, Woman On Top
Maria Hill's opinion of Steve Rogers in bed: "A+ partner, would fuck again."

After I finished my assignment, I went looking for more Maria/Steve prompts, and found a couple of others. This one ended up being for both [personal profile] geckoholic and [archiveofourown.org profile] catandmouse10 because they asked for different prompts but it kind of all ended up in the same fic.

What Happens In Asgard - MCU: Maria/Steve - Established Relationship, Secret Relationship, Wall Sex, Sharing A Bed, Drunk Confessions, Fucked Against A Window, Clothed/Naked.
Asgard isn’t interested in the sex lives of its royalty, and even less in the sex lives of its royalty's visitors...

The second one is technically set after CA:CW but it's a very technical consideration.

My [livejournal.com profile] shipswap assignment was, again, MCU: Steve/Maria. (Hey, I'm not complaining. I just wish other people would write them, too.)

Recipient was [archiveofourown.org profile] sbarmarj and I admit, I used something I already had since she hadn't given me any prompts!

Building Blocks - MCU: Steve/Maria
Building a relationship, note by note.

This is also the next installation of Steve/Maria fic-tag that I've been playing with [livejournal.com profile] geckoholic (man, you got a lot of Steve/Maria fic out of me this round) whose prompt was Post-It / Sticky Notes from my [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo 2014 card.

And I picked up a pinch-hit in the first round of defaults for [archiveofourown.org profile] lynndyre:

any port in a storm but only one place to call home - Persuasion: Anne Elliot/Frederick Wentworth
Something in her holds him fast, like the last line connecting a ship to shore.

...and then I saw a prompt by [archiveofourown.org profile] Rina which I ended up gifting ahead of the story reveals because the only fics being posted on the Maria/Steve AO3 feed were those not-fics by the person who's basically tag-trolling for hits and I wanted something decent on there.

Snow Falling On City Blocks - MCU: Steve/Maria
He glances at the woman beside him and wonders. “What do you see?"

Hill glances at him, a startled blink of blue eyes beneath ridiculously long, curling dark lashes. “Cover. Concealment. Cold.” The smile flickers sideways. “And, apparently, alliterative tendencies.”

Finally, about two hours before I went off to see CA:CW, I wrote metafic:

Pinky And The Brain - MCU: Maria & Pepper
"You know, if we’d been in the movie, and the script had been written by a woman who actually likes women, it would have been very different."

Yeah, it's been a busy couple of weeks.

...and with that, I am at 699 works on AO3!

Um. Wow. I was only at 600 in February last year, with No Fate. Where has the time gone? (How the hell did I manage to write 100 fics in a year - some of them rather long!)

Thankfully May is a quiet month (for a given value of 'quiet').

I have To The End Of Love (post-CA:CW fic) on the brain, which I just need to shut up the inner editors and write. It won't be very good, I think, and there'll be holes that I could drive a helicarrier through, but I want it out of my head. OUT OUT DAMNED PLOTBUNNY!

And I have a feeling I'm not going to make the [livejournal.com profile] wipbigbang. That's supposed to be finishing a practical acquaintance with bees and unless I'm really crazily inspired in the next couple of weeks (well, the next week) I don't think I'm going to make the snippet deadline...
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016 08:49 am
It's kind of nice to feel like writing again. Although I feel like I should apologise to my MCU Ladies recip; the story is not what I'd like it to have been, but I had zero writing mojo through February.

Civil War: one almost think it should be called Sharon Carter War )

Anyway, that's my MCU ramble for the morning.

And today's promo is Marvel Is Marvel sign-ups are open: an exchange for any and all Marvel, including comics, X-men movies, and any and all TV shows, not just the current crop.
tielan: (IM - pepper)
Monday, May 12th, 2014 08:33 am
Title: Paid In Advance
Summary: Maria signed up to work for Stark Industries without ever asking about her salary.
Rating: General
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Maria Hill & Pepper Potts, (with a little Steve Rogers & Sam Wilson)
Characters: Maria Hill, Pepper Potts, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Steve Rogers
Additional Tags: Post-Movie(s), Missing Scene, Humor, Female Friendship, Conversations, Getting to Know Each Other
Notes: For [livejournal.com profile] igrockspock in the [livejournal.com profile] rarewomen exchange 2014.
tielan: (IM - pepper)
Friday, April 26th, 2013 02:39 pm
Right, so, SPOILERS. SPOILERS EVERYWHERE. Slightly random.

So, um, wow. )

Short version: I enjoyed it. Certain parts more than others. Don't think I'll go back and watch it in the cinema, though. Maybe when it comes out on video.

There may be plotbunny thinky thoughts about some of the concepts the movie presented when I've had a chance to consider things a bit longer.
tielan: Wonder Woman (Default)
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 12:02 pm
*wonders if it would even be possible to get a ticket to see it on Friday morning*


Hm. Cinema is mostly empty at this stage.

*books ticket*

Upside: I won't have to pass over all the reviews. ^_^
Downside: It will probably destroy all my current plotbunnies. o.o

Warning: I may come home from the movie with major FEELS. Which I will probably promptly relieve by posting (behind a cut, natch).
tielan: Avengers team (AVG - team)
Sunday, March 10th, 2013 09:20 pm
TITLE: And Baby Makes Eight
SUMMARY: The curious tale of how the Avengers adopted Maria Hill and her daughter.
CATEGORY: Drama, Humor, Angst, Fluff, Kid Fic, Ensemble Cast, HILARITY ENSUES, Avengers as family, Action, Kidnapping, Hostage Situation, Non-Romantic Romance, Violence, Happy Ending
CHARACTERS: Maria Hill, Steve Rogers, Clint Barton, Natasha Romanoff, Thor, Bruce Banner, Tony Stark, Hulk, Nick Fury, Pepper Potts, Xi'an Coy Manh, Jane Foster, Hank Pym
PAIRINGS: Maria Hill/Steve Rogers (eventually), Tony Stark/Pepper Potts (various stages), Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff (background), a reference to Steve Rogers/Sharon Carter in the past, and to Maria Hill/OMC, also in the past.
WORD COUNT: 29,610
WARNINGS: Graphic depictions of violence, kidnapping situation
DISCLAIMER: Not mine, making no money, etc., etc., etc.
NOTES: Originally from an [livejournal.com profile] avengerkink prompt, it got out of hand with amazing rapidity. Finally complete, with everything from cuteness to crisis.

Chapters 1-7 at AO3, Complete!
tielan: (AVG - agents)
Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 01:34 pm
Okay, so of course they release the [community profile] fandom_stocking five minutes after I make the post about the SGA Santa. (Or near enough!)

TITLE: Shadow Of The Morrigan
SUMMARY: Contact between a person and another person's dæmon is...intimate. It's like touching someone else's soul. There are reputedly people who've been lovers for years who've never touched the other person's dæmon, although Steve doesn't see how that's possible – if you're intimate with someone, then surely—but he's distracting himself.
CATEGORY: Steve/Maria, dæmon!AU, attraction, UST, drama

TITLE: Architecture Of Trust
SUMMARY: It starts when Steve finds Maria punching the living daylights out of a bag after a mission goes pear-shaped. It ends with them naked and sweaty, panting like there's not enough air in the room.
CATEGORY: Steve/Maria, D/s, relationship, character study through sex, angst, love

TITLE: Fine Distinctions Of SHIELD
SUMMARY: They're not normal; they're SHIELD. A friendship spanning ten years, of growth and outgrowing, of unexpected twists and turns and dark horses, and of industrial building parts.
CATEGORY: Clint&Maria, friendship, slice of life.

TITLE: Even Assassins Trip Sometimes
SUMMARY: Pepper offers Natasha an apartment and a job.
CATEGORY: Pepper&Natasha, friendship, post-movie, humour (light)
tielan: (AVG - maria)
Monday, November 5th, 2012 06:18 am
FANDOM: Avengers
TITLE: Assembly, Care, & Feeding of a Queen's Court
CHARACTERS: Maria, Nick, Natasha, Clint, Phil, Jane, Rhodey, Tony, Pepper, Thor, Bruce, Darcy, Steve.
WORD COUNT: 36,180
WARNINGS: (highlight to see) There are two scenes involving unwanted sexual advances, both of which are averted.
DISCLAIMER: Not mine, making no money, I'm just having fun with them.
NOTES: Holy cow, it's done! Three months from inception to completion, and it's been a mad ride all the way. *hugs* I hope you enjoy it!

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: I have far too many people to thank for working with me on this and if I don't recall you, I'm so very sorry!

Firstly, to [livejournal.com profile] booklover81, [livejournal.com profile] mad_maudlin, [livejournal.com profile] grav_ity, [livejournal.com profile] mari4212, and [livejournal.com profile] wojelah who encouraged me when the idea of a Black Jewels fusion with Avengers first popped into my head. Then to the people who beta'd midway through the story – specifically [livejournal.com profile] allisnow, [livejournal.com profile] lar_laughs, and [livejournal.com profile] spoke. Then to all the people who encouraged me to keep writing. And then [livejournal.com profile] lizbet0 did an amazing job of going over the story with a fine-toothed comb and poking the sticky bits of it into shape so they were a little less oozy.

I have no words to adequately describe my joy in the artwork [livejournal.com profile] neptune47 and [livejournal.com profile] hiddencait made for this story - thanks so much to both of you!

Finally, I hope you enjoy the story, and there may be a sequel if I can find the time and energy to write it. Thank you!

The Hydra came out of nowhere. They moved through the Territory of SHIELD, killing the Queens of the Blood - the heart of the land - and destroying their courts. For twenty-five years, the land has lain locked in a cold, dark winter, waiting for a Queen to rise up and bring them into day. But when Warlord Prince Nick Fury answers the call of a trusted friend, he discovers a young Queen living alone in the forest, spirited and unbroken, surviving by her wits.

Maria Hill was brought up in a Queen's court, and learned the laws and protocols of the Blood at an early age. But she's been living solitary for the last three years and she likes it - she doesn't want a court, or to rule. She may not have a choice.

The Hydra are making their final push across the land, and if Maria cannot draw a strong court around her to fight them, none of them may survive the onslaught.


Story Masterpost | Art Masterpost
tielan: Avengers team (AVG - team)
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 07:11 pm
Hopefully there'll be more fic in the next few days now that my brain is freed from the [livejournal.com profile] marvel_bang story...

FANDOM: Avengers
TITLE: Every Day, Every Day Of The Year
SUMMARY: Tony's brilliant ideas involving photoshoots, threesomes, Betty Ross, shirtlessness, and the moral decay of society through merchandising.
RATING: PG-13 for sexual innuendo liek whoa.
CATEGORY: Tony/Pepper, Tony/Pepper/Bruce, Tony/Bruce, Bruce/Betty Ross, Jane/Thor, Maria/Steve, Clint/Natasha, Maria/Tony, Darcy/Steve, Tony/Maria/Steve, Pepper/Tony/Maria, ensemble, humour, silliness, pranks, teasing, hijinks ensue, innuendo, Tony's brilliant idea, Avengers pinup calendar, my brain does this, hilarity ensues, herding cats...uh...Avengers, Pepper isn't being paid enough, Maria isn't being paid enough, cake or death, Iron Man panties, Clint as cupid, Life Model Decoys, America Needs No Shirt.
WARNINGS: (highlight to see) None that I can think of.
DISCLAIMER: Not mine, making no money, etc.
NOTES: I'd been writing this for nearly a month, and then the [livejournal.com profile] marvel_bang just took over my writing, and I couldn't think enough to finish this. Once the story of doom was out of the way, it was possible to get this in! Huzzah! Anyway, the summary for this was nearly "Tony comes on to nearly everyone in Avengers Tower. It's just what he does" only Tony actually doesn't come on to everyone enough to make it really accurate. This is certainly not my usual kind of fic, but it was kind of fun to write all the same!

Every Day, Every Day Of The Year )
tielan: (AVG - maria)
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 09:02 am
FANDOM: Avengers
TITLE: Full Face To The Wind
SUMMARY: Things seen and unseen; hidden and revealed.
CATEGORY: Character Study, Steve Rogers, Pepper Potts, Natasha Romanoff, Maria Hill.
WARNINGS: (highlight to see) References Coulson's death.
NOTES: For the [livejournal.com profile] avengers100 Challenge #21: Masks. Possibly with a 'sequel' to come. Three drabbles, loosely connected.

Full Face To The Wind )
tielan: (AVG - maria)
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 03:11 pm
Oh wow. WOW.

Learning Lilith, Claiming Kali
Biological implications of being a hetero-normative homozygous-X hero – fluff, chocolate, heartache, and blood. Six stories of women of the Avengers movieverse. Betty Ross, Darcy Lewis, Jane Foster, Maria Hill, Natasha Romanoff, Peggy Carter, Pepper Potts and Sif. Plus assorted heterozygous characters of lesser note.

This is AMAZING. Beautifully written, well-thought out, very female-focused, uncomfortable and complicated and poignant and sharp all at once. Natasha and Peggy's sections are particularly moving.

I admit, I had to skim Darcy's section to get to 'the good stuff' which pretty much started with Betty Ross, who I don't even know. And I would have liked a bit more in-depth Maria, but still.
tielan: (AVG - maria)
Monday, July 9th, 2012 07:05 pm
FANDOM: Avengers
TITLE: Give A Girl A Moment And She'll Take You For All You've Got
SUMMARY: Coulson had once made the observation that Darcy Lewis’ ability to beg, bribe, or bully people into her plans was almost a superpower in an of itself. Considering she was walking down a tattered Tribeca street with four women she either barely knew or didn’t socialise with for drinks on a Friday night, Maria could well believe it.
RATING: R (for violence)
CATEGORY: Action, Drama, Mystery, Bechdel Test Pass, Girls Kick Ass, Heroine Addict, Girls Saving Themselves, Women Being Awesome, Maria & Natasha friendship
WORD COUNT: ~7,200
WARNINGS: (highlight to see) Gun massacre.
NOTES: [livejournal.com profile] madjm wanted "something with the girls: Natasha, Pepper, Jane, Darcy, perhaps Maria Hill. Any or all of them interacting would be cool. Kicking butt and taking names would be even cooler." It got outtahand. Just slightly.

Give A Girl A Moment And She'll Take You For All You've Got )