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  1. Rec 6

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    your name is jacqueline dernier, and you are seventeen years old when you go to war for your country.

    or, the war and the things that happened after.

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    23 May 2016

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    “JARVIS,” Tony called thoughtfully.

    “Yes, sir?”

    “Those young people are in love,” he said.

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    5 Aug 2015

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    Tony is like Bucky and Steve's fairy godparent, and it doesn't end horribly! All in all a very sweet fic.

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    While on a mission storming a HYDRA facility, James Buchanan Barnes touches one of the many strange alien devices collected by the Red Skull. He does this, in fact, twice— in the past, and in the future.

    Next thing he knows, Bucky Barnes is opening his eyes in the 21st century, which is full of great gadgets and coffee, and at least includes his old pal Steve. (And, inexplicably, a different Stark.) Meanwhile, the Winter Soldier finds himself in the middle of World War Two, helping Captain America hunt down HYDRA (which is at least familiar), pretending to be Bucky Barnes (which is not), and figuring out the very noisy group of soldiers who call themselves the Howling Commandos.

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    14 Jun 2015

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    I've always liked time travel fics because they really get at some of my favorite tropes/arcs -- grappling with the past, with your mistakes; working productively toward (earning) atonement/redemption; very often, pining -- and this is like, all of my favorite things, rolled up into one fantastic fic. I especially love the dichotomy, that it isn't JUST a character moving in one direction, but rather a swap, because that puts the time travel directly in service of the standard "the Winter Soldier comes to terms with (having been, sort of still being, not quite being, almost remembering being) Bucky Barnes," which is a narrative that I will read EVERY SINGLE VARIATION OF and never get sick of, which really enhances what I ordinarily like about time travel.

    Also, strictly speaking, this is that brand of narrative-causality time travel -- there's no changing the past, it is as it was as it was always meant to be. What can be changed is, of course, the future.

    Which, reading this rec back, makes it sound like the Winter Soldier bits are the most important, but noooo, the Bucky-in-the-future parts are equally valuable. That's the "Bucky Barnes comes to terms with (having been/knowing he will become) the Winter Soldier," ALSO A GREAT NARRATIVE, see above re: grappling with mistakes, earning redemption, etc.

    also, I mean, there's other characters, and like, a relationship with Steve, and Hydra gets up to some shit, etc etc etc ALL OF THAT IS DONE AMAZINGLY AS WELL OK.

    P.S. this fic has some of my favorite Bucky(Winter Soldier)-Peggy scenes ever, like, I will periodically remember it JUST FOR THE WS-PEGGY SCENE. Their dynamic is very precious to me, and this fic does it justice.

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    Darcy watched the Avengers defend New York from over two thousand miles away. She could look out her window if she wanted to watch the aftermath. She watches the news instead, and realizes one very important thing: the Avengers have a bit of a PR problem.

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    5 May 2013

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    I'm a sucker for politics and/or social media intruding on the superhero 'verse (because WHY WOULDN'T IT) and I blame this fic for starting me down that path. What an excellent take on the subject, and OF COURSE Darcy would be the PR person -- who better?

    Also, this fic makes me ship Darcy/Bruce, which is, I guess, basically a crack-ship? But I don't think of it that way because it makes so much sense in this fic!