itsallovernow: (No-Kerne)
Mostly, I feel like I HAVE to post here when I post fic. Like, post here or it didn't happen. Maybe I just like the nostalgic comfort of the platform and the lovely people I met here.  Basically, because [livejournal.com profile] rubberneck did all the heavy lifting for Frog in a Blender, I wanted to write her a present to say thank you. And it got away from me.

There's a Dearth of Poetry About Spies (17786 words) by Thassalia
Fandom: The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: Explicit
Relationships: Bruce Banner/Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton & Natasha Romanov, Bruce Banner & Tony Stark, Bruce Banner & Clint Barton
Characters: Natasha Romanov, Bruce Banner, Clint Barton, Tony Stark
Additional Tags: Post-Iron Man 3, Post-Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Spies, Pre-Avengers: Age of Ultron (Movie), Supposed to be a sex romp through Europe but it got away from me, Sex is totally a plot
Summary: "It’s truly a fantasy, and one she could spin, for him, but spies don’t work like that -- in breathless, charged teams. They need steady hands, even heart rates. And if she were somewhere she thought she’d get caught she’d just leave, or lie. Eliminate the threat one way or another."

Spies, and control, and figuring out how to see each other clearly. Bruce and Natasha fail at the sex romp through Europe. Well, they fail at the romping. Starts mid-IM3, continues until AoU but isn't particularly compliant.

itsallovernow: (No-Kerne)
So a few months ago, I emailed the Hussies, a little desperate.  "I don't know what to do...I'm having all these FEELINGS after Age of Ultron.  How is that NOW I'm having Marvel/Avengers feelings, fannish, obsessive feelings...and about a pairing that fandom seems to hate?"

And then I gushingly broke down the deep, obsessive need to find and read ALL or ANY thing that was Natasha Romanoff/Bruce Banner because kick-ass, super smart, super competent, super controlled female character and brilliant, slightly unstable scientist who could destroy everything around him with his own control issues? It did, in retrospect, really seem like my thing... And it turned out that it was also [livejournal.com profile] rubberneck's thing, even though we both kind of looked at how it played on in AoU, shaking our head's and thought, "We can do better."

So we slung it back and forth across time-zones for six dizzy, frantic weeks until we finished a draft and had a timeout and inquired about how one did fandom in this speedy social media age.  Six weeks. 70,000 words, and I won't lie, Feldman is as always the brains of the operation, and the competencies, and the effortlessness and the sheer, solid work. If there's a phrase that catches the eye and ear, odds are she wrote it. If there's plot that makes sense, she drove it.

But this story has ended up being one of the things I'm most proud of being a part of, because it was unexpected, and kind of needed at a tough time in my life, and because writing with [livejournal.com profile] rubberneck is truly one of great joys of my life.

Frog in a Blender (70287 words) by Thassalia, feldman
Chapters: 15/15
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers (Marvel Movies)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Bruce Banner/Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton & Natasha Romanov
Characters: Natasha Romanov, Bruce Banner, Clint Barton, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, Thor (Marvel), Maria Hill, Nick Fury
Additional Tags: Post-Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Pre-Avengers: Age of Ultron (Movie), Red Room, Team Dynamics, Super Soldier Serum, Identity Issues
Summary:

When she notices Banner's attention she doesn’t discourage it, because he lives a similar lie. Pretend this is safe, pretend he’s containable, pretend that unchecked aggression doesn’t tend toward slaughter. She can give him that much, as easily as letting him turn her foot over gently in his warm hands and build a hypothesis that she’d rather he left alone.

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