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    Answers for the perennial "dvd/author commentary" meme:

    Pick any passage of 500 words or less from any fanfic I’ve written... I will then give you the equivalent of a DVD commentary on that snippet: what I was thinking when I wrote it, why I wrote it in the first place, what’s going on in the character’s heads, why I chose certain words, what this moment means in the context of the rest of the fic, lots of awful puns, and anything else that you’d expect to find on a DVD commentary track.

    Various fandoms. (Please see notes on particular chapters for indivdual warnings if applicable.)

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    1/?
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    What if Peggy and Howard ran across a Red Room facility a little later in history? What if they found out that the Room hadn't just been training little girls to be spies and assassins, but were using something suspiciously similar to Erskine's formula to enhance them?

    What if Howard got the bright idea to bring one of them back home with him for further observation? After all, there was already one incorrigible child prodigy in the house. How much trouble could another one be?
    (Edwin Jarvis would just like to go on record to say "Quite a lot, sir.")

    Or, the "What if?" where Tony and Natasha grew up together, and how that changed (or didn't change) history.

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    5,143
    Chapters:
    2/?
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    37
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    260
    Bookmarks:
    61
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    2640
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    It starts the first time she sees them spar. It's mesmerizing, it's a punch to the gut, and it's beautiful. Primal. Somehow sexy in a way that goes beyond conventional ideas of what sex is or should be.

    A distant part of her mind thinks she ought to be jealous at the thought of him and another woman. That it shouldn't be a turn on, even in her fantasies. The voice tries to tell her that she ought to be worried about losing him, or feel threatened, but she just doesn't. Clint doesn't look at her any differently than he ever has, all open smiles and adoration in his eyes. It's just that he's maybe starting to look at Natasha with some of the same expressions.

    If she had a mirror, she's afraid that she might be, too.

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    Chapters:
    2/?
    Collections:
    1
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    30
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    102
    Bookmarks:
    23
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    1208
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    For the prompt:
    Laura is Clint's and Clint is Natasha's but Natasha isn't Laura's. Until she is.

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    English
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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    3
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    78
    Bookmarks:
    5
    Hits:
    1060
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    I could walk out.

    There's a door not five feet away from me, wood and glass and shiny brass hardware, and it would be so easy to just open it and leave.

    For the prompt: "I could walk out, but I won't" [Heavenfaced - The National]

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    45
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    3
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    For Perpetuations's prompt:

    “Clint?” Natasha asks, “Do you remember when Rome was on fire?”

    Clint remembers – Clint remembers the shrill shriek of a newborn ripped from its mother’s womb and thrusted into the harsh world – Clint remembers the deft hands of an archer, expertly guiding a gold-tipped arrow to its target – Clint remembers silk kimonos and soft changshans – Clint remembers screaming and crying and terror and Rome; Rome burning to the ground – Rome engulfed in hungry flames; Rome destroyed and the wind blowing black ash to the heavens. Clint remembers everything, and he wants to forget it all.

    (aka a reincarnation au in which they live through a hell lot of time periods)

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
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    6
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    62
    Bookmarks:
    4
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    488
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    The day she fell in love with Clint... That's the story they want her to tell, but she's not sure she can. She isn't even sure there's a story there to tell. A "story" implies a narrative structure, a distinct beginning, middle, and end.

    For the prompt:
    And one day she looks at Laura, close enough to kiss with cheeks flushed from laughing, and thinks, Oh.

    Natasha had always known intellectually, analytically, that falling in love with someone was a possibility. What she and Clint had was too broad, too knit with wounds and bumping shoulders and constant companionship to be so simply defined, but it wasn't this. Oh, she thinks, and knows she's in trouble.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
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    2
    Kudos:
    60
    Bookmarks:
    9
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    601
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    So... this looks bad.

    Or, the one where Clint wakes up with a naked woman in his bed that he's pretty sure wasn't there the night before.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
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    15
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    91
    Bookmarks:
    12
    Hits:
    827
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    He walks into the basement office expecting his new assignment to be a glorified babysitting job. He certainly isn’t expecting to get drawn into a shadow war much more sinister and desperate than the one he just left behind.
    The more things change…
    The more they remain the same.
    (Or, the X-Files AU you never knew you needed.)

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    English
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    3,536
    Chapters:
    1/?
    Collections:
    1
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    19
    Kudos:
    39
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    423
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    She is the one still point he can revolve around, that he can come back to and run up against that keeps him from flying apart, the object that affects gravitational pull so that he centers around her instead of falling away.

    He is her quiet place, the mind she can fall into that's as familiar as her own, but not herself, that she can dive into like cotton wool and muffle the voices and feelings that press and push and howl around her all the time now, like a harsh red wind.

    ... When he goes silent in her head, and all she can hear is what she dimly realizes is her own screaming, she knows something awful, something wrong. It sounds like the train screeching against the tracks, and she reaches like she did then, reaches, grabs, and holds.

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    1,040
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    7
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    48
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    649
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    Abandoned works and stories no longer in progress for 2015: the Avengers canon and canon-divergent edition (which, let's face it, is most of my writing)

    Chapter 1: Road Trip: an alternate take on the attack in Malibu from Iron Man 3 (Clint/Natasha, Tony/Pepper)
    Chapter 2: Identifying Marks: Natasha goes missing - Clint doesn't handle that well. (Not actually death-fic, despite the implications.)
    Chapter 3: In a New York Minute: Jane, Darcy, Betty, and Pepper on the way back to New York after everything changes (Jane/Thor, Bruce/Betty, Tony/Pepper)

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    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    16
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    52
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    751
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    "She made me remember things from my past, but differently."

     

    A conversation with Laura, instead of Bruce - a small AU-ish divergence and/or missing scene from AoU.

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    English
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    734
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    9
    Kudos:
    92
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    1084
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    She picks the kids up from school, and it's any normal day. No gods, no monsters, just this.

    It's never meant more to her than it does today.

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    English
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    822
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    11
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    83
    Bookmarks:
    8
    Hits:
    872
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    Various unfinished and abandoned kid fic and baby fic snippets (mostly Avengers) for 2015 - you already know if you want to read that or not. All pre-Phase 2, non-canon compliant.

    Chapter 1: Planning Statistics C/N, trope inversion: Assassins don't plan on children
    Chapter 2: A Failure of Language Nick Fury vs. the Establishment
    Chapter 3: Night Watch There's no downtime in parenting.

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    3,808
    Chapters:
    3/?
    Comments:
    11
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    59
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    924
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    Snapshots of a road trip at the end of all things.

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    8
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    181
    Bookmarks:
    14
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    2094
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    After the fall, Aaron makes some startling discoveries.

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    1/1
    Collections:
    1
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    17
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    88
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    809
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    No one who encounters an infinity gem escapes unscathed.


    That isn't necessarily a bad thing

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    1/1
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    1
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    12
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    Bookmarks:
    7
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    1041
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    "You owe me."

    This far into their partnership, after everything they've been through, those words were something Natasha never thought she would hear.

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    English
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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    17
    Kudos:
    56
    Bookmarks:
    7
    Hits:
    1257
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    In a darker version of Clint and Natasha's world, she was never really "free" from those who trained her, and Loki was far from the first to snake his way into Clint's head (he was just more thorough about it).

    Or, how you were raised is a part of you, but each day you will make the conscious choice whether or not to let it define you. All you owe your past is acknowledgment, not fealty.

    Language:
    English
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    722
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    14
    Kudos:
    33
    Bookmarks:
    3
    Hits:
    701
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    For every romantic happily-ever-after there were also horror stories of the pain and torment that awaited those who found and lost their soul mate. A favorite trope was the idea of soul mates who were on opposite sides of a line, who chose to kill one another than betray their beliefs or live without their companion, or stories where one's mate was torn from them by the forces of evil - the list of ways it could go south seemed endless. An AU, in which Clint knows all the stories about how it could go wrong. He never expected it to be real, and staring back at him from the other side of his arrow.

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    English
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    49,184
    Chapters:
    15/15
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    142
    Kudos:
    253
    Bookmarks:
    81
    Hits:
    8062

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