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10 October 2020 @ 11:49 pm
I usually re-do my WIP docket every few months or so, and it’s usually either a quick bulleted list on LJ or (more frequently) a Tumblr list of what happens to be the most pressing things I’m splitting my time between. Normally, it sits on my computer as a color-coded spreadsheet, though I tend to be lax in updating it, especially when I manage to churn out fic quick enough. But in the interest of being encouraged by geckoholic and scribble_myname, I’m making this a little more official, and decided to put together a true list of fics that are WIPs. I’m going to sticky this at the top of my LJ so it’s always there for anyone to see, and I’ll update it routinely with whatever community/exchange things I end up working on, or when I need to take something off because it’s been completed.

And this isn’t my entire WIP list, because a screenshot of that folder on my computer would make the Internet melt. Seriously. (You don’t even want to know how many LOST fics I have that I still need to finish…) But these are the things I’m actively working on from time to time, including exchanges/bangs and the like. Most (if not all) are untitled because I tend not to title search until a fic is almost or entirely done.

Current Stories In Progress:

  • Big Damn TeamFic (Natasha/Clint, Natasha/Steve, Clint/Bobbi, Natasha, Clint, Steve, Bobbi, Sam) – post Winter Soldier, Natasha and Clint dealing with their issues and everyone basically coming together to help. COMPLETED.

  • 1920’s AU (Clint/Natasha, Natasha, Clint, Barney) – self-explanatory. Clint as a fledging con artist with his brother, Natasha as the greatest con artist the world has ever seen.

  • Bobbi/Clint/Nat -- early years, Bobbi is recruited back to SHIELD after divorcing Clint because Hill and Fury want her to train his new partner.

  • Clint/Natasha Kink Porn/Angst -- sex and sparring...it's the same thing, really. (Or, how Clint deals with the aftermath of Loki)

  • Clint/Natasha Kid AU -- they find comfort in the worst of themselves.

  • Hunger Games/Avengers Crossver -- goddammit this has been in the works for over 2 years now and I have an entire outline and need to finish it. Will be mutli-chapter for sure.

  • 5 Moments Between Clint and Natasha without hearing aids -- gift!fic I owe Carrie and Heather.

  • Clint/Natasha Roadtrip -- crack-like Midwest roadtrip with a dash of angst, early years, slice of life.

  • Carol/Jess dystopian detective AU -- may end up being my bang piece...may not. Depends on Ultron.

  • Steampunk Pirate AU (Clint/Natasha) -- Natasha is a pirate out for blood and Clint is a sailor she's been sent to kill, but it doesn't work out that way.

  • World War II Ladies AU (Peggy/Natasha, Clint/Natasha) -- Peggy and Natasha are WWII lady pilots and partners.

  • To Russia, With Love (Clint/Natasha) -- letters over the years and through missions (aka expository fic).

  • AoS Wall of Honor (Steve, Bucky, Howard, Peggy, Howling Commandos) -- "put him on the wall" aka how Bucky's name ended up on the SHIELD memorial wall, as told by different POVs throughout history.

  • Pepper/Tony Early PA Years -- stories from Pepper's first few years as Tony's assistant.

  • Pepper/Tony post IM3 -- Tony deals with his PTSD. Fic I need to finish that's been in the works since post IM3.

  • Kate Bishop's Rules (Clint, Natasha, Kate, America, probably other random 616 people TBD) -- the rules of living with an Avenger (yes, there are rules.)

  • Clint/Natasha Reincarnation AU -- Clint dies on a mission and Natasha goes off the rails, reverting back to her assassin days. He's reincarnated into the soul of a little boy who is part of a family that Natasha is sent to kill.

  • Nikita Crossover -- Natasha is on a mission to take down the last of the Red Room operatives while the Division funding that Nikita and Alex are folllowing leads to the same people. They meet up, and bond over their pasts.

  • Clint/Natasha Country AU -- Broke, abused and alone, Natalia Romanova sees no way out. Desperate for escape, she tries to run and gets picked up by someone named Clint Barton, who owns a farm with a hidden past. Bonding over a life of secrets and lies, they help save each other.



  • Stories For Exchanges/Bangs:

    • Beyond Panels

    • Marvel Big Bang

    • Be-Compromised Prompathon

    • Yuletide


 
 
girl friday
29 November 2020 @ 11:24 pm

Intro post is here. (Probably needs to be updated. Oh well.)

AIM: c0nfidencegirl
email: andibeth82 [at] gmail [dot] com
twitter: andibeth82 [locked, but if I know who you are, I will add you]
AO3: andibeth82
Tumblr: isjustprogress
Facebook: andibeth82

(other forms of messenger: if you use one, let me know what you specifically use if you want to talk and I will add you on there.)

In a nutshell: marvel/comics, broadway shows, television (lots of it), movies, fantasy/science fiction, photography, new york city, nerdy-geeky things, coffee, bailey's irish coffee & whipped cream vodka, travel, writing, accents, otps with compromised pasts, BAMF women, LOST, Lord of the Rings. I like my television couples angsty with a side of unresolved sexual tension and I tend to favor blonde and red haired FBI agents who also happen to be medical doctors.

My coffee intake is probably more than what is normal and somehow I'm okay with that.

Please leave a comment if you would like to be friended (if I knew you from my previous livejournal and we have been friends for awhile, or if we have common friends and interests, I will most likely add you.)
 
 
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girl friday
03 October 2016 @ 03:38 pm
Hello, dear yuletide writer! I'm sorry this letter is a bit late, but I'm super happy you're writing for me this year! (No, really. I am. This is the one chance I have to write about fandoms I don't get to indulge in often, and get those things in return, so I will be happy with WHATEVER you make me, I promise!) Feel free to check out my own AO3 page (andibeth82) or my Tumblr (isjustprogress) to get a feel for what I like or what I've written for Yuletide/gotten in the past, and what ships/characters/things I like, if you so desire.

I'm very into characterization. I like details and good dialogue. I love when a fic gets down and dirty into a character's mind and shows me what they're thinking, not just what they're doing. I like a good story. If you're worried that you're being overly detailed or too intense...chances are, you're probably not, so don't fret! This isn't a drabble, so surprise me with your feels for whatever fandom you write about!

Here are a few of my favorite things/tropes: AUs of any kind, mission fics, slice of life scenarios, banter, dystopia, snark, developing relationships, hurt/comfort, POV shifts, forgotten mistaken identities, daddy issues, characters with dark pasts who are damaged but love deeply and have trust issues, people saving people, found family, team dynamics, sibling relationships, Bechdel test passing, people saving people, angst (I'm very big into angst -- if you're worried something is too terrible/sad for me, chances are it's not). Did I mention I really, really love angst. A lot. I'm not saying you have to like, kill someone to make me happy, but angst and hurt/comfort is like my OT3. I do like fluff and established relationship things, but only if they fit the story/characters. I'm good with femslash and poly relationship stuff as well.

In terms of more sophisticated stuff, I like BDSM, kink and porn, though I prefer my porn but WITH plot.

Dislikes: mpreg, a/b/o, non-con, M/M, PWP

REQUESTS:

Stranger Things
Jonathan Byers, Nancy Wheeler, Steve Harrington, Barb Holland

So, I'm SUPER into Nancy Wheeler -- she's my BAMF for life. So honestly, I'd be fine with a fic that explored her feelings and focused on her, but don't feel obligated to do that! I'm really open to anything for these characters, with the exception of love triangles. I don't mind if you write Nancy/Steve or Jonathan/Nancy or whatever, but I hate love triangles. I DO adore OT3s, however (hint, hint.) Or I'd love a fic of Nancy and Barb being kickass BFFs, or hell, a future!fic of what happens after everyone graduates. This show was one I fell in love with that I want to read ALL THE FIC FROM. Basically, feel free to go wild.

Black Widow (comics)
Natasha Romanoff, Bucky Barnes, Liho, Clint Barton

Natasha is my bb girl, and I love anything where her life gets explored in more detail. I ship her with Clint pretty hard, but I also ship her with Bucky, especially given comic history. Also? I have a soft spot for Liho. Natasha and Liho are my favorites.

Luke Cage
Misty Knight, Luke Cage, Claire Temple

Uh, did someone say OT3? (Again, love triangles don't apply here, or anywhere. Don't like 'em.) Honestly, I'd just take a fic about Claire, or Claire and Misty being amazing friends and bonding after the events of the series. Or maybe something that explores all of their lives pre and post the series' events. I'd love to see all three of them working together and spending time together and just generally being awesome. (Crossovers welcome, too.)

Jessica Jones
Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Patricia Walker

Jessica and Trish's friendship is my FAVORITE THING EVER. I love it so much. (Also, I'm totally up for femslash if that's a thing you wanna explore.) I love Jessica and Luke also, and I love their friendship and bonding.

Mockingbird (comics)
Bobbi Morse, Lance Hunter

Bobbi Morse is my darling scientist baby, but what I love about her is that she's strong and independent and doesn't need anyone to tell her what to do. I love her on-off again relationship with Hunter, and their snarky personalities. I'd love a mission fic, or a slice of life fic, or even just a fun twist on one of the events from the comics. Also, I'm a big fan of Bobbi/Clint, so crossovers or mentions welcome! :)

Outlander
Claire Beauchamp, Brianna Randall Fraser Mackenzie, Jamie Fraser

Claire and Jamie, my loves. SHOW ME ALL THE WAYS THEY LOVE EACH OTHER. Or for Brianna, show me what she's going through and how she deals with her parents' circumstances. I love present!Claire but I also love past!Claire and Jamie and would be happy with anything surrounding thier relationship.
 
 
girl friday
15 May 2016 @ 11:07 am
Hello friend! Chances are I know you or at least have read your fic because this is a fun and small exchange. I am looking forward to seeing what you write me, and thank you for writing me something I know I will love!

I'm pretty open and easy to write for. Feel free to check out my AO3 or tumblr (isjustprogress) for either ships I write for or things I have read to get a sense of my tastes if you so desire.

I've listed my pairings and fandoms on the signup sheet, but here are a few of my favorite things/tropes: AUs of any kind, mission fics, slice of life scenarios, banter, dystopia, snark, developing relationships, hurt/comfort, POV shifts, forgotten mistaken identities, daddy issues, characters with dark pasts who are damaged but love deeply and have trust issues, people saving people, found family, team dynamics, sibling relationships, Bechdel test passing, people saving people, angst (I'm very big into angst -- if you're worried something is too terrible/sad for me, chances are it's not). Did I mention I really, really love angst? A lot. I'm not saying you have to like, kill someone to make me happy, but angst and hurt/comfort is like my OT3. Speaking of OT3, yes to all the poly relationships. BRING IT. Incest is fine in certain cases. I do like fluff and baby!fic and stablished relationship things, but only if they fit the story/characters. Also, YES to femslash. I love diversity, found family relationships (romantic stuff is great but platonic/mentoring BFF bonding stuff is also my jam.)

In terms of more sophisticated stuff, I like BDSM, kink and porn, though I prefer my porn but WITH plot.

Dislikes: mpreg, a/b/o, non-con, M/M, PWP. Another note: I ship Clintasha hard and fast forever BUT I am also a HUGE Laura Barton supporter and love the farm family and the AoU storyline. Poly is absolutely fine and I'm more than fine with AUs and AoU non-compliant fics (that river of denial!) but please please please no fics about killing off Laura, or Laura as Clint's sister/aunt/friend/etc or widowing Clint so Clint and Natasha can be together. 
 
 
girl friday
11 November 2015 @ 03:53 pm
Hello, dear writer! I'm so super happy to have you write my Holly-Polly fic! I signed up for this exchange because I love OT3s in every way, so rest assured, whatever you write, I'll be happy with. I promise. :)

Feel free to check out my own AO3 page (andibeth82) or my Tumblr (isjustprogress) to get a feel for what I like and what ships/characters/things I like, if you so desire. I'm very into characterization. I like details and good dialogue. I love when a fic gets down and dirty into a character's mind and shows me what they're thinking, not just what they're doing. I like a good story. If you're worried that you're being overly detailed or too intense...chances are, you're probably not, so don't fret! This isn't a drabble, so surprise me with your feels for whatever fandom you write about!

Here are a few of my favorite things/tropes: AUs of any kind, mission fics, slice of life scenarios, banter, dystopia, snark, developing relationships, hurt/comfort, POV shifts, forgotten mistaken identities, daddy issues, characters with dark pasts who are damaged but love deeply and have trust issues, people saving people, found family, team dynamics, sibling relationships, Bechdel test passing, people saving people, angst (I'm very big into angst -- if you're worried something is too terrible/sad for me, chances are it's not). Did I mention I really, really love angst. A lot. I'm not saying you have to like, kill someone to make me happy, but angst and hurt/comfort is like my OT3. I do like fluff and established relationship things, but only if they fit the story/characters. I'm good with femslash and poly relationship stuff as well.

In terms of more sophisticated stuff, I like BDSM, kink and porn, though I prefer my porn but WITH plot.

Dislikes: mpreg, a/b/o, non-con, M/M, PWP


MCU
Clint Barton/Laura Barton/Natasha Romanov

So, I fell for this ship. HARD. It’s basically the first time an OT3 has made a serious impact on me, so much so that I’m on the verge of writing 100K of my own fic for them. I don’t know what it is exactly that makes me love them so much, but something about the history that’s shared between them – the way Natasha probably came into their lives and the way she became SO ENGRAINED IN IT – is something that makes me have a lot of feelings. I love thinking of the three of them opening up to each other, sharing moments with their own lives and in the lives of Clint and Laura’s children, but also, the more serious, angsty things: trust issues and how they all deal with the Avengers situation and SHIELD, and Natasha’s past, and secrets, and ALL OF THAT. I will take these three in ANYTHING. Something relating to canon, AU stuff, domestic stuff, ANYTHING. You could write me whatever about these three and I’ll be happy.

Hawkeye
Clint Barton/Kate Bishop/Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton/Barney Barton/Kate Bishop


Admittedly, Barney/Kate/Clint is my terrible crack ship, the one that’s probably All Sorts of Wrong to like, but I like it anyway. I’m fascinated with the dynamics between all three of them, especially Kate’s relationship with Clint, how she’d react to Barney, and Barney’s relationship to his brother. The Hawkeye comics are so good at fleshing out the dynamic between Clint and Barney that I’d love to see that taken one step further. As for Clint/Kate/Natasha, I mean, COME ON. Clint and the two people in his life who he trusts the most but who have also seen him at his worst? HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? (No, seriously. History of their relationship? Getting to know each other? Stranded on a mission? PLEASE GO WILD. Nat/Kate snark and sharing secrets about Clint would make my life.)

Marvel 616
Clint Barton/Kate Bishop/Bobbi Morse, America Chavez/Kate Bishop/Cassie Lang, Maria Hill/Melinda May/Natasha Romanoff


America/Kate/Cassie: BFFS. THREESOMES. OH MY GOD ALL THE AWESOME LADIES BEING POLY. Or, whatever you choose to do with that. Doesn’t even necessarily have to be romantic, just, mutual love and trust and affection. Or some issues along with that, considering their history, if you so choose.

Clint/Kate/Bobbi: Again with the whole, ladies and Clint Barton thing…how do they respond to being the women in Clint’s lives? How do they come together or work together? Mission fic, domestic stuff, anything would work.

Maria/Melinda/Natasha: This is an OT3 I haven’t seen much for but I am SO ON BOARD WITH IT BECAUSE. BECAUSE. Ladies! Kicking Ass! Being BAMFY! And Maria and Natasha I’ve always headcanoned as having a strong and close relationship anyway…plus May has made it clear in canon she was around in the Academy and SHIELD and I’d love to see a friendship/trust/relationship develop between Natasha and May.
 
 
 
girl friday
27 October 2015 @ 02:52 pm
I apologize this letter is a little late! I know assignments have already been sent, but I do have a few thoughts and requests that hopefully will help you, so here you go! First of all, thank you for making a vid for me! Festivids is one of my favorite times of the year because I get to see vids for all small fandoms that I love so I guarantee I will love whatever you make me. I'm pretty easy to please!

I'm really pretty easygoing when it comes to requests and the like. I'm pretty open in terms of music, and I'm also pretty open as far as music goes. I have a decently varied taste, and one of the things I love about vidding is that there's a song for everything - whether it fits the source material, the theme, or whether it's a full-on crack!vid. I trust you to use your judgement! Also, imagery/lyrical interpretation makes me the happiest, as do ladies.

EDGE OF TOMORROW
First of all, this seems like a super fun movie to vid because of all its action and time resets, and I think you could do a lot with parallels and relatonships. Rita Vrataski is everything and I just want all the things about her, although her relationship with Cage is up there with Things I Would Like A Lot If They Were Focused On. Basically, a Rita/Cage vid with parallels of their journey OR just a Rita vid kicking ass would be amazing.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE MOVIES
I LOVE THESE GODDAMN MOVIES SO MUCH. GP is my favorite followed quickly by Rogue Nation, current franchise favorites include William Brandt, Ethan Hunt, Ilsa Faust, Jane Carter and Benji Dunn. If you're specifically trying to spotlight characters/relationships, I love Hunt and Brandt (BUT NOT SLASH DEAR GOD JUST DON'T MAKE ME A SLASH VID) and their friendship, I love Benji and Hunt (again with the no slash), I love all the amazing female ladies in this franchise! I also love all the action and team building, which is part of the reason why GP was my favorite. Anyway, seriously, any kind of vid that focused on how awesome this franchise is, I would love.

TITANIC
This is one of my favorite movies of all time. I've been obsessed with it since it came out, I've always loved the Jack/Rose relationship obviously but I'd be really interested to see some of the more political stuff explored in a visual, vidding sense - like characters and class structures and all that. Make me a vid that encompasses everything awesome about those four days before the ship hit the iceberg and then what happened after. Make me something that elevates my love to a new level! (No pressure, though. Seriously. No pressure. I'd love to see this vidded in some way.)

UNDER THE SKIN
I know people had mixed feelings about this movie but I adored it. It was honesly one of my favorite films of the year, for multiple reasons. Yes, I love love LOVE Scarlett Johansson but what she brought to the role by barely speaking was insane. This film was so visually interesting in the way it told a story that I'd love to see a video exploring the character in that same way.

THE UNUSUALS
HI I ADORE THIS SHOW. THIS SHOW IS MY GUILTY PLEASURE AND I DO NOT CARE. I love the crack!like relationships, the cases, the amazingness that is Jeremy Renner's endearing diner-owning cop. I'd love a vid focusing on Walsh and Kasey, as their relationship is one of my favorite things. I do like other relationships in the show, but I'd prefer something more Walsh focused at the very least because of where my character love lies. But if you just wanted to make a fun, all-encompassing vid about the show, that's great, too.

WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER
Oh, again with the movies I really love, however guilty that makes me. Please, please have fun with this if you decide to do it - from music choices to scenes to relationships, feel free to make it fun, or sweet, or amusing...I'll take anything. Also, naked Chris Evans is a plus, I'm just saying.

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
This is one of my favorite films because of the amazing ladies, CLEARLY. Sister relationships are my thing, but anything that focuses on the amazing Rockford Peaches and their impact on history would make me happy. It's a baseball movie about ladies playing baseball, bring that same nostalgia and fun and sweetness to the vid! 
 
 
girl friday
26 October 2015 @ 05:45 pm
Hello, dear yuletide writer! I'm super happy you're writing for me this year! (No, really. I am. This is the one chance I have to write about fandoms I don't get to indulge in often, and get those things in return, so I will be happy with WHATEVER you make me, I promise!)

Feel free to check out my own AO3 page (andibeth82) or my Tumblr (isjustprogress) to get a feel for what I like or what I've written for Yuletide/gotten in the past, and what ships/characters/things I like, if you so desire.

I'm very into characterization. I like details and good dialogue. I love when a fic gets down and dirty into a character's mind and shows me what they're thinking, not just what they're doing. I like a good story. If you're worried that you're being overly detailed or too intense...chances are, you're probably not, so don't fret! This isn't a drabble, so surprise me with your feels for whatever fandom you write about!

Here are a few of my favorite things/tropes: AUs of any kind, mission fics, slice of life scenarios, banter, dystopia, snark, developing relationships, hurt/comfort, POV shifts, forgotten mistaken identities, daddy issues, characters with dark pasts who are damaged but love deeply and have trust issues, people saving people, found family, team dynamics, sibling relationships, Bechdel test passing, people saving people, angst (I'm very big into angst -- if you're worried something is too terrible/sad for me, chances are it's not). Did I mention I really, really love angst. A lot. I'm not saying you have to like, kill someone to make me happy, but angst and hurt/comfort is like my OT3. I do like fluff and established relationship things, but only if they fit the story/characters. I'm good with femslash and poly relationship stuff as well.

In terms of more sophisticated stuff, I like BDSM, kink and porn, though I prefer my porn but WITH plot.

Dislikes: mpreg, a/b/o, non-con, M/M, PWP

REQUESTS:

BOURNE MOVIES
Aaron Cross, Marta Shearing

AARON CROSS AND MARTA SHEARING. Oh my god I love these two so much. Bourne Legacy is one of my favorite movies primarily because of their relationship and obviously, the end of the movie leaves a lot to be desired in terms of what happened between them/what they ended up doing/etc. Any kind of Aaron/Marta fic about their next adventures would be amazing, especially if you could focus on how the events in the movie affected them and their feelings for each other. Or a mission!fic of any kind. Or, hell, maybe they go off and have their own adventures!

HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS
Hansel, Gretel, Ben, Mina

Hansel and Gretel's relationship 0 if you know the films, I don't think I have to explain it. I mean, I'm not ASKING for incest, but their chemistry kind of writes itself, so do with that what you will. ;) Honestly, I'll be happy with anything that focuses on their relationship, especially if it's pre-movie, because I'd love to read about their life before we caught up with them in the film - what were they doing? What challenges did they face? Or if you want to explore what happened after the film, that's fine too. Hell, even a day in the life type thing? I JUST WANT ALL THE SIBLING LOVE. Obviously, Hansel and Gretel are my favorites, but hey, I would absolutely take any team!fic that includes Ben and Mina (including Ben's amazing infatuation with the siblings.)

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
William Brandt, Ilsa Faust, Jane Carter, Ethan Hunt

I will be upfront and clear on this: PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ME ANY ETHAN/BRANDT SLASH. I love them as friends and teammates and will even take a whole fic about them on a mission together bantering and stuff but actual slash and relationship and attraction? Not into it, not here for it. That being said, their friendship is one of my most favorite things, especially their shared pasts, and that would be fun to see explored. Full disclosure, Brandt is my favorite, so if you do any kind of MI story I'd really appreciate or request you'd make him the main focus. ;) I came away from Rogue Nation specifically in love with Ilsa Faust and her story, and have kind of totally partnered her up with Brandt in my head romantically, though I'd be into seeing how her dynamics work with Ethan or anyone else on the team. And Jane, well, I've loved Jane since GP and there's NEVER enough about her. I guess what I'm saying is ALL THE TEAM FIC OR BACKGROUND FIC OR EVEN JUST A FOCUS ON ONE CHARACTER WOULD BE GREAT? I love this damn series a lot.

A-BABIES VS X-BABIES
Bucky Bear

I don't think there was much choice for this in terms of characters, so, BUCKY BEAR. This is my favorite comic series and oh my god I just want all the things. I want to know something from Bucky Bear's perspective. I want a day in the life of Bucky Bear. Who were his previous owners? What does he think of the babies? GO WILD PLEASE SERIOUSLY JUST GO WILD. (For reference, favorite Marvel people include Black Widow, Hawkeye, Cap.)

IRON MAN: ARMORED ADVENTURES
Natasha Romanov, Tony Stark

Natasha and Tony are one of my favorite relationships, despite the fact they don't interact much one-on-one in films and all that. But I'd just generally really love a fic that explores their relationship and friendship -- snark, banter, mission!fic...anything! If you choose to do solo stories, in Tony's case, anything that deals with angst or daddy issues would be a plus. In Natasha's case, anything about her spy past. I'm also generally okay with whatever plot point you'd choose to focus on, so it can be an event that happened in canon time in the series or something completely made up that fits the confines of the story.
 
 
girl friday
25 August 2015 @ 09:02 pm
Hello, fic writer! Thank you for writing my story for me!

I'm pretty easygoing when it comes to fic -- basically, as long as you write me something with the characters I like in the world I like, I'll be happy. A little more detail:

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girl friday


Song: Moves Like Jagger
Artist: Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera & Mac Miller
Fandom: The Bourne Legacy
Download: here

tumblr link



Summary: Jason Bourne was just the tip of the iceberg.

Notes: If you were to call this vid slightly self-indulgent...you'd be right. Okay, I'm kidding. OR AM I? I mean, some of these shots were basically me having fun and I was perfectly fine spending a lot of time editing/clipping Renner's face. Whatever, because I love this little film and its protagonist and I won't lie about that. It's just a good action movie with a good story and good character moments, and after watching it enough times over and over again (because I have no chill, clearly) I started thinking about how I could do a vid for it. I initially intended to make this for Club Vivid given that the song I chose is more fast paced, but due to technological issues that didn't happen...so, (non-attending) premieres it is!

Thanks to hollywoodgrrl for beta, and also for not rolling her eyes too much at the subject matter, ha. Additional thanks to the usual suspects (bobsessive, anoel, kiki_miserychic, geckoholic) who listened to me whine and watched any cut of this along the way and offered support. And thanks to the wonderful VVC support team (looking at you, Jen!) who worked with me despite all my uploading problems and let me submit this way after deadline so that I could make it into the show.

(pw: manila)

 
 
girl friday
28 June 2015 @ 12:18 pm
Thank you for writing fic for me! I'm excited to see what you come up with. :) Feel free to check out my own AO3 page or my Tumblr (isjustprogress) to get a feel for what I like and what ships/characters/things I like, if you so desire.

I'm very into characterization -- I like details and good dialogue. I love when a fic gets down and dirty into a character's mind and shows me what they're thinking, not just what they're doing.

Here are a few of my favorite things: AUs of any kind, mission fics, slice of life scenarios, banter, dystopia, snark, developing relationships, hurt/comfort, POV shifts, forgotten mistaken identities, daddy issues, characters with dark pasts who are damaged but love deeply and have trust issues, people saving people, found family, team dynamics  angst (I'm very big into angst -- if you're worried something is too terrible/sad for me, chances are it's not), BDSM, kink, porn (but WITH plot). Crossovers with other Marvel-type characters are also fine, if that's where you choose to go. I ship anything I list romantically as well as platonically, unless otherwise stated (aka, unless it's M/M slash, but I wouldn't ask for that anyway in my pairings.)

General turn-offs: mpreg, M/M (F/F is okay), PWP (not really a fan of shameless explicit porn without anything behind it), exceedingly fluffy fics (I'm okay with family/fluff/fun pieces and established relationships but nothing overly G rated, please), A/B/O, non-con


Hawkeye
Clint Barton/Kate Bishop, Clint Barton/Jessica Drew

I'm one of those people who adores Clint and Kate, no matter the scenario. That is to say, I ship them as best friends, as partners, as his protege (as long as they're on equal footing and all that) and yes, I am part of what most people call the "special hell" aka I ship them romantically. You really can't go wrong whichever way you choose to write them. I'd love to see a mission-type fic where they get to really bond and learn from each other's skills the way they do in the comics. Or, if mission fic isn't your thing, a slice of life moment!

Clint/Jess: I love Clint and Jess because I think that relationship is so interesting. They worked, but they didn't -- and why? I love the dynamic that can be explored between them, the history that they have and the fact that even if they're not together, they still do care about each other a huge amount and Jess will always be there for him. (I can also take them romantically, whether that's in the past or if it's a fic where they decide they want to be together in the moment. I'm not partial to just "platonic exs.")

Young Avengers
America Chavez/Cassie Lang, Kate Bishop/Cassie Lang

I LOVE ALL THE LADIES IN THIS BAR. America and Cassie...so many people (myself included) fixate on AmeriKate and that's totally fine but Cassie and America are so fascinating and they deserve to be explored more. America is someone who on the outside can be so tough, but I like to think that around Cassie and maybe other YA, she breaks down her walls and becomes a little more vulnerable. And Cassie is someone who is never really focused on in fics a lot, so I'd love to dig into her. I'd love to see Cassie and America on a mission together, maybe even just out together with something gone wrong where they have to work together and become even closer than they are.

Kate/Cassie: Best friends. Lovers? You be the judge. :) Basically, I love how close thier relationshp is, how they're the epitome of best friends and care for each other. I would totally read any type of fic about them being BFFs, or any fic about them being together romantically (how DO you fall for your best friend?)

The Unusuals
Allison Beaumont/Jason Walsh

I have such a soft spot for this show. Jason Walsh is my heart, and I'm so sad that this was only one season because we never got resolution with Allison and continued that relationship. Clearly, from what was shown, they cared deeply about each other. What happened to them? Did they move on and get another job together? Do they work apart? How did their relationship evolve? Or, conversely, how did they meet in the first place and how did their relationship get to the place that it was in the show? We don't really know much about thier pre-Unusuals lives and there's so much that can be tapped into their, depending on what you wanted to do. :)

MCU
Sharon Carter/Sam Wilson, Clint Barton/Laura Barton, Sharon Carter/Steve Rogers, Sharon Carter/Natasha Romanov, Natasha Romanov/Sam Wilson

I realize I gave you a lot of potential pairings here, so I hope you're not overwhelemed. I'll try to keep it simple so that you can kind of have free reign. All of these relationships are fascinating to me in some way. Sharon and Sam are such a unique pairing but given their history and background growing up in the world they did and their reactions to recent events (and especially their life experiences after TWS) I can see them becoming close easily -- same with Sharon and Steve. I'm a huge, HUGE fan of Clint/Laura following AoU. I ship them and respect them and have had a lot of fun exploring what their life was like before and after they married, or even while Clint was off doing things in the movie. I want to know everything about them and I want them to be intimately involved in each other's lives. Sharon and Natasha are equals in so many ways, and yet at the same time, I feel like they would be the most interesting people to be forced together, because of their personalities and pasts. And Natasha and Sam...well, there's something to be said about shared life experiences.

For any of these pairings: I'm open to the fallout of SHIELD or Ultron things, or pre-AoU scenarios, or whatever you want.

Daredevil
Matt Murdock/Claire Temple

I love these two. They are the epitome of an OTP for me, in that one stumbled into another's life (literally) and they were forced to care for them. But there's clearly a bond between them that I hope will continue to be explored in the coming season, and I'd love a fic imagining what could happen with that. Or a fic set in Daredevil, some off-one scene where Claire and Matt meet up or have a talk.

Black Widow
Yelena Belova/Natasha Romanov

Natasha Romanov is my baby girl, the most important thing in my life and I adore her. Thinking of her early years in the Red Room, her friends and her history and her survival, is one of the things that gives me the most feelings. And of course, Yelena was a huge part of that. A post Red Room fic about them finding each other and reconnecting? A fic about them coming together while training and learning how to trust one another? I will take anything you throw at me.