Spider-Man Homecoming fics

Sep. 19th, 2017 12:46 am
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Posted by kaenallaoi

Hi! I was wondering if anyone would be able to rec me some good Spider-Man Homecoming fic dealing with either
a) Secret identity reveals
b) Peter getting in trouble for being Spidey with the Sokovia Accords in place
However, I'm looking for fics that have as little Tony Stark as possible. I tried looking through top ranked Homecoming fics on AO3 but they mostly seem Tony-centric, which I'm not really interested in, so I'd really appreciate it if someone was able to help me out!

Steve cheats at cards

Sep. 18th, 2017 03:57 pm
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Posted by whenasinsilks

Hi everyone!

I'm looking for a specific fic--all I remember clearly is one scene, fairly early on in the fic. They barely know each other and Tony dislikes Steve/thinks boring and uptight, but the two of them are stuck together for some reason (SHIELD quarantine, maybe?) so Tony decides to at least try to be friendly, and discovers that Steve actually has a sense of humor. They start playing cards, and Steve very primly takes the deck away from Tony (maybe Tony was counting cards?) and starts dealing himself, until a few hands in Tony catches Steve trying to deal from the bottom of the deck and bursts out laughing and throws the cards at him.

Or something very close to that, anyway. It definitely involved the two of them playing cards together very early in their acquaintanceship and Cap trying to cheat. I'm almost positive it's on AO3, and I think it was a multi-chapter fic, but I'm not sure.

If anyone has any clues, it'd be much appreciated!
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Posted by essayofthoughts

MCU Wanda, specifically. Be it on its own, in tandem with Pietro's, or in comparison to Tony (shared issues with authority due to HYDRA and Obie respectively) or Bucky or Natasha (always being seen as a weapon) or... literally anything that cares enough about Wanda to write her with depth instead of just bashing her because "oh noes she hurt Tony".

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Sep. 18th, 2017 07:45 am
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any good wanda basing fics???

Sep. 18th, 2017 08:09 am
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Posted by ash_2698

hello, so i don't like wanda and i read "scarlet" by sailorchibi (on ao3) a few days ago and i'm wondering if there is mosre fics like this out there where wanda being an "avenger" still uses her powers to harm tony speciffically and someone realizes. thank you in advance!!
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Posted by kls_blueskies

Hey, I'm looking for fics where Peter is mistaken as Tony's boy toy or Kid by the avengers or the media and general public. I've read a few and am looking for more. I just love those!
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Posted by mckaysnark

I am looking for a fic where Steve breaks up with Tony - I can't remember the exact reason. The fic starts with him by Tony's bedside after Tony was injured. He either hugs him or says something about loving him and then apologizes because he knows that it hurt Tony because of their break up. Tony was really emotionally hurt and bitter about the break up. Steve says something about missing him and Tony tells him it was Steve's choice. They do end up together in the end.

I've actually read a few fics where they break up because Tony gets hurt and Steve can't handle it, but I really want this one specific one and I can't remember that many details. What's strongest in my memory is Steve being by Tony's hospital bed after he's injured and Tony being upset that he's there because Steve broke up with him.

Thank you! :)
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Posted by tarja_hietala

I read My Beloved Few by BlossomsintheMist and now w I'm craving some stony or any other pairing that has Tony in it (or just gen) with Tony being good at cooking/loving cooking/giving cooking a shot anything with cooking involved. I love 616 and ults stories, but mcu is ok.
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Wow, you guys, the me of 2014 was such a good bro, he bought an extra three years of premium-level warranty coverage on his laptop.

I wasn’t even looking for whether I was still covered by warranty, I just assumed I wasn’t, but I went to Dell’s website to get the model number of my laptop so I could look up how to open it up properly and fix the terrible groaning noise my fan is making. And Dell was like hey, here’s your model number, also your warranty is good through June of 2018. 

I’m still gonna try to open it up and fix the fan myself, but if I can’t, I can send it in and get the fan fixed AND get a repair on the housing that’s starting to crack. 

Good job, 2014 Sam. You had no idea the crazy shit that was ahead of you but by god you knew you’d need three years of warranty. You and me, buddy, we’re fucking killing it in the adulting department lately. 

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Avengers slash Harry Potter Crossover

Sep. 15th, 2017 10:17 pm
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Posted by ladymisschief

Hey guys, ive been tryin to find this story on ao3 for the past few days, its a crossover, where Loki is Harry Potters mother, and the father is Tony Stark. Loki gave up Harry to the Potters as a baby. And from what i remember its a finsihed story.
Harry is in his fourth year at hogwarts during the last tournament he is accused of killing Cedric, he is taken to askaban(?), where he is rescued by Loki, who takes him to New York, where he is friends with Peter Parker, and Tony Stark believes that Peter is his son but is not. Harry becomes close friends with Draco as they exchange letters, and Draco comes over to New York to learn wandless magic by Loki. Severus and Lucius destroy Voldemorts horcruxes, Narcissa is evil. Hmm what else... narcissa kidnaps harry and draco and does a itual where the horcrux from harry goes to draco, then tony,loki,severus, and lucius find them and lucius dies from the ritual.
▪Loki is Harry Potter's biological mother
▪Tony Stark is Harry Potter's biological father, but doesnt knkw he has a son

Loki Fics?

Sep. 15th, 2017 06:32 pm
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Posted by antisocial334

1) I saw an idea somewhere that one of Loki's weaknesses are compliments- disarming him by doing or saying something kind to him, and he gets determined to pick it away to find the barb and insult and malicious intent in it- and I've just been wanting a fic exactly like that since!
I'd love one where perhaps The Avengers are fighting Loki, perhaps he's weaker/more tired/hysterical and running on emotions, and someone gives off a compliment, sarcastic or not, and Loki just zones in on that, picking it apart, telling them to be straight with him and say whatever they mean, etcetera. Insecure and all.

2) Also any fics that have sad, evil Loki, preferably still including The Avengers. Moments where Loki isn't in prison- being caught perhaps sure- or whatever, during his attack on Midgard, where something happens that makes The Avengers realise that, yes, while this man is a psychopath attacking Earth right now, he's surprisingly vulnerable. Moments realising that he's (not technically) human, and not a complete, through-and-through monster.

Any other fics that are Loki centric, angst- sad, injuries, redemption, anything!
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Posted by logicpolice1

Hello! I am looking for a specific peter parker & tony stark fanfiction in ao3 where in one of the chapters natasha comes to the tower and trains peter for a bit and finds out his identity. in later chapters he helps Sam wilson with his wings after webbing them. The chapter after is Team cap coming to new york and almost gets shot but Spider man takes the bullet for cap and they end up fighting hydra agents and almost being kaboomed in an alley, and then they call Stark and he's angry at them.
It is a bit too specific specific but I can't find it in any of the tags I remember reading. Thanks!

STUCKY ART and FIC search

Sep. 15th, 2017 11:05 am
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Posted by remyquinton

I'm looking for a pic (more like very short comic strip) where Bucky is holding a microphone and singing on stage to Steve in the audience.

Also looking for a fic where Bucky is a rock singer and he and Steve have a one night stand only to fall in love after. Bucky's band make a music video in this fic where he and Steve have sex, not that everyone knows this but I think fans try to guess if it was real or not.

Please get bacak to me if you know of these.
Thanks, Remy
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You guys today I researched someone who is such a rank evil motherfucker that the person who was going to meet them to ask for money came over to my desk after seeing my research and was like “What a rank evil motherfucker.” 

And I was like I DIDN’T EVEN PUT THE WORST OF IT IN BECAUSE WE CAN’T PROVE THE WORST STUFF SINCE IT’S ALL TECHNICALLY SPECULATION BY LIBERAL WATCHDOG GROUPS BUT I KNOW THEY DID IT. They gave millions of dollars to climate-change denial (which I learned today is referred to as CLIMATE INACTIVISM) two weeks ago. 

But I am heartened that a) the fundraiser saw through my VERY CAREFULLY professionally neutral report to the truth of the matter and b) they called their boss and were like “I’m not taking this meeting” and THEIR BOSS read my report and said “Yeah this is a PR disaster waiting to happen, don’t take the meeting.”

And normally I’d be like “yes take their money, take it all, take them for everything you can wring from them” but what makes this one so unsettling is that their donations always come with creepy post-contract strings. If we take the money, we’re gonna pay for it down the line, so I’m just as glad we aren’t. 

Once in a while in my profession I come across someone who is such a force for destruction on an international scale that I genuinely hope they will die in some very public and ironic way. I yearn for the day I read of their demise.

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Steve&Thor fics

Sep. 11th, 2017 08:53 am
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Posted by franztastisch

Hey, does anyone have any recs for Steve and Thor friendship fics? I just have a craving. Gen/canon pairings preferred.


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On April 1, 1985, a piece by George Plimpton was published in Sports Illustrated, called “The Curious Case of Sidd Finch”. It presented a new rookie pitcher for the Mets: Sidd Finch, an aspirant Buddhist monk and French horn aficionado, who could throw a pitch around 160mph. If you’re not familiar with baseball, a 90mph pitch is a good ticket to the majors, and the fastest pitch on record is around 105mph. The article was a joke, of course – April Fool’s – but the reaction especially among Mets fans was electric. Within sports journalism it’s widely considered to be one of the best hoaxes of all time.

Plimpton eventually expanded the article into a novel in 1987, and I finally got around to digging it up and reading it – it’s what I’ve been reading on the train to the last few Railcats games of the season. The Curious Case of Sidd Finch, as a novel, is in a way a time capsule; it captures a very weird era for the country and a pre-player’s strike, pre-Moneyball era for baseball. But it’s not really a book about baseball, despite Plimpton being primarily a sports journalist. It’s easily accessible if you don’t know a ton about the game, primarily because neither does Sidd Finch.

Rather, the book struck me as drawing heavily on what I think of as the “parable novel”, a genre popular in the seventies – part religious/philosophical treatise and part self-help book disguised as a fictional narrative (the most famous is probably Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach).

The novel’s narrator and fictional author is Robert Temple, a former journalist living in Florida and suffering from a decade-long writer’s block; he literally can’t write anything, including shopping lists and notes to self. (I’ll come back to this.) By a chance of fate he learns that the Mets have a rookie player named Sidd Fitch who can throw a 160mph fastball with uncanny accuracy, but who is still uncertain he actually wants to sign with the club. After getting thrown out of his boarding house for bringing a girl over, Sidd and his girlfriend Debbie Sue end up living with Temple at the request of the Mets, who hope Temple can convince him to sign with the team while he attends spring training in Florida.

It’s a really compelling read with enjoyable characters, and there’s some good tension set up in the question of whether Sidd will sign with the Mets, and whether it would be good for both Sidd and the sport as a whole for him to do so. And I appreciated that the one full pro game Sidd pitches isn’t the climax of the book – this is not a book about sport but a book that uses sport to meditate on other matters.

It does have its issues, however. Temple, the narrator, draws the reader in because we understand that he was a writer and no longer is, but we don’t know why – we know he’s suffered some terrible psychological blow, just not exactly what: 

If he had taken the time to check it out, he would have discovered that I was not capable of writing a paragraph, much less a line of copy. I was a completely defused member of the communications industry. 

[….]

I took my sister by the elbow afterward and I said, “Well, that’s my problem, isn’t it? I’m not really alive. I’m perhaps a quarter alive.”

“You’re coming along,” she said. 

I think it would have been best for that information to come out slowly in drips here and there, perhaps eventually being told more fully when Temple explains to Sidd or Debbie Sue why he can’t write. Instead we get an early-on chapter about it – basically a brief autobiography where he goes to Vietnam to cover the war as a journalist, has a breakdown, and retires to Florida where he fills empty days with pointless tasks as a way of keeping himself alive. It’s…not the most interesting chapter. And then he can’t really explain it to the others because we’ve already sat through it once. 

This complicated history is also a problem with Sidd, our young pitcher – Sidd is struggling with both his faith and what his purpose in life should be, and that’s immediately something people can identify with. The issue is that Plimpton, the actual author, built on the biography he created for Sidd in the Sports Illustrated article, which was a joke and thus comedically complicated. Sidd is an orphan from England adopted by an English anthropologist who then died in a plane crash when Sidd was a teenager, and he found Buddhism while looking for his father in the Himalayas. Sidd also, randomly, is very good at the French horn. This is a complex backstory for a baseball player and it’s not entirely well-told within the boundaries of the book, though it’s also a pretty ripping adventure story as Sidd runs away from boarding school to look for his dad and eventually ends up an aspirant monk who uses Buddhists lung-gom teachings to train himself to throw a 160mph baseball.

We never really get to the heart of why Sidd walked up to a Mets talent scout one day and decided to get himself recruited; there are hints here and there, and it does lead to a masterful set of discussions about why baseball is a game for mystics:

“Why baseball?” Frank Cashen asked. “Why didn’t he go back to England and play cricket?” 

Dr. Burns put his fingertips together. “Baseball is the perfect game for the mystic mind. Cricket is unsatisfactory because it has time strictures. The clock is involved. Play is called. The players stop for tea. No! No! No!” Burns sounded quite petulant. “On the other hand, baseball is so open to infinity. No clocks. No one pressing the buttons on stopwatches. The foul lines stretch to infinity. In theory, the game of baseball can go on indefinitely.” 

[…]

“I got very interested in the idea of causing a commotion at Point B when standing a long distance away at Point A. To throw an object that connects those two points is a very heady thing to be able to do…especially if you can do it time and time again with accuracy. It is something archers and hunters know all about – the trigonometric closing of lines.” 

[…]

I suddenly had a clear image of what Sidd was doing to the game. It was what the listeners were suggesting – he was changing the properties and the essence of the ball itself. It struck me how often the ball is inspected during a game, as if anyone who touches it has to make sure the ball has not changed its properties. If the ball disappears over the fence, another, like a youngster’s dream pinball game, emerges from a black sack at the umpire’s side. He looks at it and gives it to the catcher, who rubs it briefly, and after a glance fires it out to the pitcher; he looks at the ball and rubs it with both hands, his glove dangling from its wrist strap, and then, as he stares down at the catcher for the signal, his fingers maneuver over its surface feeling for the comfort of some response – yes, this time it will do exactly as he wishes! […] Football players do not have this kind of kinship with their ball. Most of the players don’t even touch the thing during the course of a game. It sits stolidly on the grass. The center comes up over the ball from the huddle and barely giving it a glance turns it under his hands; his eyes are staring across the line of scrimmage at the unpleasant visage of the nose guard opposite. A defensive tackle is so uncomfortable with the ball that if he chances to pick it up on the practice-field he tends to throw it end over end to get rid of it. […] Tennis balls are not kept on the mantlepiece. Too many of them around. Who cares?
 

But there’s never that moment where Sidd says, this is why I came to America to play baseball. Especially since he knows so little about it going in. I suppose Plimpton had to make him a foreigner so he wouldn’t know much about the sport, but honestly, you can grow up in America and not know much about baseball, especially at the pro level. Though I do enjoy some of the eccentricities of the game that Plimpton chose to focus on: 

“They have shown me the heavy ring that one slides on the bat to make it seem lighter. I had thought originally that the heavy ring was a talisman to bless the wood. No! One has only oneself to rely on within the confines of the batting box.” 

There’s also some pretty lowered stakes in this book because everyone, even Sidd, is wealthy. Temple can afford to do nothing all day for a decade while still seeing an expensive private therapist about his writer’s block (and eventually supporting Sidd and Debbie Sue when they move in) because his family is rich and supportive. Sidd, an innocent who travels with very little, still has access to his father’s fortune and has a mansion waiting for him in England. Debbie Sue, the free-spirited beach bum that Sidd falls in love with, comes from a wealthy family and was attending an ivy league school before she left it all behind to windsurf full-time in Florida. Even the most desperate people in the book, namely the coaching staff of the Mets, are only desperate to get Sidd to play. Nobody’s life or livelihood is riding on anything in the book, which to me makes it slightly less effective as a philosophical treatise because everyone starts from a place of wealth and comfort. On the other hand, it does allow the reader to engage fully with the psychological side of things, and there’s something to be said for not having to worry about where Sidd’s next meal is coming from:

Rather haltingly, Sidd asked me if I would come to New York and see him through August and September…perhaps share an apartment. He didn’t feel he was going to feel at ease in the city. Over the phone he made one of his brilliant vocal imitations – the sound of a taxi horn, a police siren, and the sigh of a bus pulling away from its passenger stop.

“There are no mantras,” he said, “to take care of this sort of thing.”

All that said, it is a really fun book. Everyone in it is charming and funny, Sidd’s bewilderment over the rituals of pro baseball is touching, and there’s an interesting hint of threesome-ness (probably unintentional) to the bond between Sidd, Debbie Sue, and Temple. As a baseball fan I appreciated the thought Plimpton put into how and where the characters and the sport interacted, and you can tell he has a genuine love of the game. He also appears to have done his research about Buddhism – it’s not just a stand in for woo-woo esotericism, the way it was a bit in the original article. There is some of that, but there is also a lot of genuine discussion of Buddhism which seems, in my admittedly very limited experience, to be correct.

Sidd smiled…very much as Dennis Brain probably had on the stage of the Jubilee Hall. “There’s a saying of Buddha,” he said. “Be earnest in cessation although there is nothing to cease; practice the cessation although there is nothing to practice.” 

So yeah, do recommend The Curious Case Of Sidd Finch if you’re interested in baseball or just in a pretty good story about a baseball player. 

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Dead Space Crossover

Sep. 10th, 2017 07:22 am
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Posted by chaed313

As the title implies... anything out there? I had this imagine of Tony in an Engineer's suit stuck in my head for a while, and why not throw some scythe monsters at the Avengers? It'd be fun, but I couldn't find anything so far...
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Posted by kristusmustikka

Hi,
I'm looking for a specific fic I read a while back and can't find anymore. It was pre-war and Bucky sold himself to some rich guy who then asked if Bucky would be okay with entertaining a few of his guests the following night (or something like that). So this rich guy brings Bucky to a costume party and makes him wear something with lots of chains and then he and his guests all fuck Bucky who, despite agreeing to it, becomes a little overwhelmed. Please, if this rings a bell, could you point me towards to the fic or the writer!
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