Regarding this Marvel engagement rings tumblr post, in which it gives the ring each superhero would get you. I, ah, disagree somewhat.

See, I could see these being marketed by in-universe jewellers as 'the engagement ring ~insert superhero~ would buy you', but I really can't see most of them as the ring the actual person would buy someone they loved. Especially, I gotta say it, especially Steve. I can't see him buying that particular monstrosity for anyone.

icarus_chained: lurid original bookcover for fantomas, cropped (Help?)
( Nov. 28th, 2015 05:51 pm)
Somebody just showed me the CA: Civil War trailer. And, right now, there is only one thing I want to know:


icarus_chained: lurid original bookcover for fantomas, cropped (Nick)
( Jul. 2nd, 2014 05:58 pm)
For a prompt on [ profile] comment_fic on the subject of the Avengers and healthy eating.

Title: Care and Feeding
Rating: PG
Fandom: Avengers movieverse
Characters/Pairings: Tony, Clint, Pepper, Natasha, Bruce, Steve, Thor, Jane, JARVIS. Team, Tony/Pepper, Thor/Jane, Tony & the Bots
Summary: Pizza night at Avengers tower becomes an argument on dietary health, the value of comfort food, and Dummy's culinary endeavours. It's amazing how much you can learn from how people eat
Wordcount: 1363
Warnings/Notes: Warnings for mention of Bruce's suicide attempt, Tony's various health issues, implied comfort eating on Clint & Bruce's parts, random bits of backstory for all concerned. General fluff and angst
Disclaimer: Not mine

icarus_chained: lurid original bookcover for fantomas, cropped (Mischief)
( Jun. 30th, 2014 05:38 pm)
Okay, so, this awesome Star Trek vid just went up, and it is the best thing ever, so I had to rec it straight away:

Long Live by cosmic_llin (Star Trek, All Series)

This is my favourite Star Trek vid on the face of this or any planet. It's ... It starts with TOS, and then through tiny moments of individual connection starts to trace it's way up through the whole universe, then moves to favourite moments, and then hands the torch on to the newest Treks. From around the line "the end of a decade, the start of an age", I was nothing but a cooing, happy mess. Every time I watched it. It is the Trek vid, I swear to gods and warp engines. TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY, a touch of ENT and AOS. Everything.

And then, since I was recommending vids, I figured I'd go through the favourites again. Here's another nine vids from various fandoms:

icarus_chained: lurid original bookcover for fantomas, cropped (Fantomas)
( Jun. 20th, 2014 09:27 pm)
For today's [ profile] comment_fic theme. All 6 or 12 word ficlets. Um. Mostly 12.

Discworld, Vetinari, Ticking Clock

Irregularity is a state of mind. He doesn't flinch at disordered time.

Fairy Tales, Ariel/Cinderella, Shattered Glass Slippers

Ariel's limp worsens. Ella kneels, to slip whole glass onto tortured feet.

Highlander, Methos, Ultimate Pragmatist

"We eat our enemies' life-force, MacLeod. Cannibalism will hardly damn us faster."

MCU, Natasha, Truth

Truth isn't complicated, it's just rare.

Star Trek: TOS, Scotty, Working Miracles

Physics be damned, he's got God's own cheat sheet. Her name's Enterprise.

The Musketeers, Athos/d'Artagnan, Wanting

He's been burned by want before. D'Artagnan is too impetuous to care.
Originally for a prompt on [ profile] comment_fic that went sideways on me. Essentially what happens when I throw Norse Mythology, the Terminator, time travel, magical robots, and a prompt of 'Tony/Loki: fire and ice' in a blender with added Jane Foster. Um. Results may be questionable at best? My apologies in advance -_-;

Title: Ginnungagap
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Avengers movieverse
Characters/Pairings: Tony Stark, Loki, Jane Foster, Hel. Tony/Loki/Jane
Summary: In a dark future, in a galaxy overrun by unstoppable alien invaders, Tony, Loki and Jane are the last remnants of the resistance. Huddled in a cave on a distant world, they ready themselves to throw magic and science into a last desperate act of vengeance, and a faint hope for the survival of some other world. Or, an engineer, an astrophysicist and an alien magician at the end of the galactic rope, and ready to strike back.
Wordcount: 2189
Warnings/Notes: Dystopian AU Futurefic, with time travel, galactic conquest, love/hate, relationships formed in the face of certain death, AIs, golems and vengeance -_-;
Disclaimer: Not mine

For a 100 word prompt on [ profile] comment_fic. The prompt was: MCU, Tony/Pepper, Charity Date Auction.

Price of Love

Tony stared at her, his expression somewhere between wary and grateful. Mostly, though, he looked stupefied.

"Did you just ...?" he started, bemused, and she leaned in to press her fingers to his lips, smiling faintly.

"I did," she agreed. "You looked like you needed rescuing, and I needed a trophy date for the evening. You don't mind, Mr Stark?"

He blinked, an odd little grin curling on his lips. "Pep, you just dropped the price of a few Ferraris on me. I don't think 'mind' comes into it."

She pulled him close, smiling herself. "Love never does come cheap, Tony."
Random thoughts on Steve vs Tony (vs Loki) on the Helicarrier, two years late and very obsolete -_-;

Just for the record, I've seen neither Thor 2, IM3 nor CA:TWS yet. I should probably fix that, but howandever.

I was just rewatching Avengers recently, though, and there's been a crap tonne of Steve meta floating around lately in the run-up and wake of CA:TWS, which was making me think about it in a new light.

Okay. This is one of the five-prompt-ficlets, for [ profile] nihstel, but I sort of lost control of it somewhat -_-; Dodgy, I think.

Title: Emergence
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Avengers movieverse
Characters/Pairings: JARVIS, Tony, Pepper, Rhodey, Bruce, Betty, Dummy, You, original AI. Tony & JARVIS
Summary: There is nothing so terrifying as the creation of a new life. JARVIS, Tony and the family in the run-up to the emergence of a new AI
Wordcount: 7102
Warnings/Notes: Sequel to A Future Shining. Touch more serious, I think, and drawing on themes of Deus Ex.
Disclaimer: Not mine

Emergence )
Just some quick team fluff for a prompt on [ profile] comment_fic.

Title: A Day in the Life
Rating: G
Fandom: Avengers movieverse
Characters/Pairings: Steve, JARVIS, Clint, Natasha, Tony, Bruce. Team, Steve & Team, Tony & Bruce
Summary: Just a day in the life at Avengers Tower. Explosions and pastries and hasty evacuations and all ;)
Wordcount: 596
Warnings/Notes: Random fluff and humour
Disclaimer: Not mine

I was sort of absent and unconscious yesterday, due to a crushing migraine. They're getting more regular again, but I suspect that's partly due to increased stress lately (my mother is deteriorating a bit the last couple of months). I think I've forgotten to reply to some people: I'll try and find them later, yes?

However. Just for a random sideline into things my migraine-fried brain decided to think about:

- I tend to get a shower when I've a migraine, because I like to crouch and press my head into the tiled corner of the stall so there's cool pressure around my head while the water keeps the rest of me warm. I usually lean all my weight on my head, but when it gets too much I bring my knees up against the wall too. For some reason, this made me wonder if this was how they originally came up with the idea of flying buttresses in gothic architecture? Because you can really feel the different in weight when you do that.

- Completely random, but you know in daemon AUs? The ones based on the His Dark Materials trilogy? I kind of want to see a fic where someone has a hippopotamus for a daemon. You know: "Yes, I'm a big, stupid-looking herbivore, but honey, when I walk in a room there are apex predators who get the hell out of my way". Like that? I'm not sure who'd have that kind of daemon, though. The only person I can think of off the top of my head is maybe Bruce Banner? I'd also like to see a female-female human-daemon pair where the daemon is a hyena, signifying a leader and an apex hunter (hyenas have something like a 70-80% success rate when hunting, compared to things like 30-40% for wolves and lions). Again, not sure who'd have that, but Wonder Woman/Diana might be a candidate?

I also had a kind of fever-dream type thing where something started out as a Downey!verse Holmes daemon AU and rapidly became some weird, fae, avian-shapeshifter style story. It was ... very weird, and I think I don't tend to think in straight lines when I'm in pain -_-;

*shakes head* Anyway. This post was brought to you by random migraine imaginings. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.
From today's [ profile] comment_fic theme:

Harry Potter, Hermione, Badass:

Knowledge is power, and she's well-armed.

Rivers of London, Peter/Nightingale, Touch:

A vestigial echo, prodded to life.

MCU, Tony/Loki, Smirk:

Are losers supposed to look smug?

New Tricks, Strickland, Liar:

Lies of omission, sometimes necessary evils.

Once Upon A Time, Rumpelstiltskin, Royal:

Synonymous with 'demanding brat'. Trust him.

Greek Mythology, Eumenides, Kind Ones:

They cleanse. There is nothing kinder.

Pacific Rim/Cthulhu Mythos, Kaiju, Cthulhu Lies Sleeping:

Not all kaiju broke surface unscathed.

MCU, Tony Stark, Technology:

Shouldn't go boom. Well. Not always.

Discworld, Igor, Secondhand:

"Got a nithe, frethh one, Mathter."

Author's choice, Author's choice, Dark:

Blinded by light, in darkness heal.

Author's choice (Dresden Files), Author's choie, Apex Predator:

One word, ladies and gents. Sue.

Author's choice, Author's choice, Ties

Necktie: a garrotte waiting to happen.

New Tricks, Gerry Standing, Dirty House

Last man standing, for a reason.

Musketeers 2014, Aramis/Queen Anne, Forbidden:

Worse than affairs. Well nigh treason.

Author's choice (Dexter's Lab), Author's Choice, Repetition:

"Omelette du fromage. Omelette du fromage ..."

Don't Look Under The Bed, Frannie, Mysterious Things You Find Under The Bed:

Gym socks, boogeymen, and hell dimensions.

Author's choice (Greek Myth), Author's choice (Pandora), Hope:

At the bottom of the box ...
For a prompt on [ profile] comment_fic of: "MCU, Pepper, benevolent dictator". Um. I suspect I took this a LOT more seriously than intended -_-;

Title: Pale Queen
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Avengers movieverse
Characters/Pairings: Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, a little Rhodey. Tony/Pepper
Summary: "Ask me to help you take over the world, Pepper Potts. Ask me to be your knight, and you my queen. Ask me that, ask me anything, and I will."
Wordcount: 1317
Warnings/Notes: Erm. Pain and joy and world domination?
Disclaimer: Not mine

This is a fragment of what was meant to be the 2nd chapter of Door Knockers. I'm still not sure when/if I'll get back to that one, so I thought I'd post up the fragment just to taste?

Title: Crude Desperation
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Avengers movieverse
Characters/Pairings: Natasha Romanov, Tony Stark. Natasha & Tony
Summary: Tony & Natasha have a somewhat lethal encounter as they escape an enemy base
Wordcount: 1056
Warnings/Notes: Violence, kidnapping, escape
Disclaimer: Not mine

A tiny fragment from my 'fic fragments' folder. I went through a phase of variations on Tony/Rhodey/flight, I think. You can read as slash or friendship, either way.

Title: Birds of a Feather
Rating: PG
Fandom: Avengers movieverse
Characters/Pairings: James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, Tony Stark. Tony & Rhodey or Tony/Rhodey, not sure which
Summary: Tony & Rhodey & flying. Jealousies, trade-offs and joys, with a friend by your side
Wordcount: 293
Warnings/Notes: Fluff and friendship, basically
Disclaimer: Not mine

icarus_chained: lurid original bookcover for fantomas, cropped (Nick)
( Jan. 15th, 2014 12:01 am)
Erm. There was a prompt of [ profile] comment_fic. And I sort of lost control of it slightly. So ... Have a small companion piece to Running Hot, Rolling Low, in which James Rhodes ends up in bed with Maria Hill and Nick Fury?

Title: A Little Fraternisation Between Friends
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Avengers movieverse
Characters/Pairings: James Rhodes, Maria Hill, Nick Fury, Tony Stark. Rhodey/Maria/Nick
Summary: Rhodey wakes up in bed with Maria Hill and Nick Fury, and Tony is somewhere between impressed and terrified
Wordcount: 1267
Warnings/Notes: Um. Crazy?
Disclaimer: Not mine.

icarus_chained: lurid original bookcover for fantomas, cropped (Holding)
( Jan. 6th, 2014 09:11 pm)
For a prompt on [ profile] comment_fic of "Bruce/Steve, they bond over the fact that they are jealous of those who haven't ever lost everything". Um. Came out perhaps overly angsty, and more comradely than slashy -_-;

Title: In These Rough Hands
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Avengers movieverse
Characters/Pairings: Bruce Banner, Steve Rogers. Bruce & Steve
Summary: Bruce & Steve, and the fear of always being the last one standing
Wordcount: 1391
Warnings/Notes: Mention of Bruce's suicide attempt, pain, jealousy, anger, survivor's guilt
Disclaimer: Not mine

For a prompt on [ profile] comment_fic. For some reason, I haven't been able to write in months, and this is the thing that pops out. *facepalms*

Title: Bright Lights and Cigarettes
Rating: PG-13/Light R
Fandom: Avengers movieverse
Characters/Pairings: Tony Stark, Loki Laufeysson. Tony/Loki
Summary: 1940s-ish noir AU. Private investigators Tony and Loki reminisce at the scene of a Beverly Hills murder.
Wordcount: 985
Warnings/Notes: 1940s slang (mostly using this hardboiled dictionary as a basis) and probably some dodgy attitudes towards homosexuality implied by it. Also, smoking and violence.
Disclaimer: Not mine



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