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Dear Rarewomen Author:

Hi! You've offered to write fic for some of my favorite women, so I already like you! I really do like each of the women that I've offered equally, so if I ramble a bit more about some than the others, it's not because I want fic about one more than the other. I really do love ALL of them.

Also, optional details are optional. I am going to ramble a LOT, because that's what I do and that's what makes it easier for me as a writer when I get someone in an exchange. But they're optional things, so feel free to ignore.

General Things to Know

Things I love: I am a shipper at heart, but I also like gen fic. I enjoy het/femslash/threesomes/moresome/kink/vanilla/whatever if you do want to go the shipper route. I also have a rather obvious agegap kink. I make no apologies for that.

Things I don't love: Although I love kink, I can't read women in a submissive role in a m/f relationship for personal reasons. I also can't read about non-canon sexual assault of female characters by male characters.

I also hate "everyone is straight or gay," especially when it manifests in characters who do canonically have love interests of a different gender. Nah, maybe they're bisexual, you know?

If you want more information on my likes and dislikes, you can feel free to check out previous dear author letters or my five acts post.




DCU - Comicverse (Iris West Allen, Nora Allen, Sue Dibny)

I really do love the post-reboot DCnU universe and if you can swing a fic about any of these ladies set during that universe, that would be great! If you can't, that's also okay! I'm good if you want to have any of these women interacting or if you're only familiar with one of them. Please feel free to have their stories feature Barry or Ralph (or both! or none of the above!) I ship all combinations of Iris/Sue/Ralph/Barry if you want to write ship fic. As for Nora, an ongoing theme this year for me is the importance of mothers, which comics often overlook for their daddy issues. I love how Nora is the utmost important person in Barry's life and how the woman that we see, especially in the DCnU, seems so incredibly awesome.

Although I prefer the DCnU, I picked women whose stories I liked in the old and new verse. I just ask that if you choose to write in the old verse, you refrain from bashing the new verse.

About the ladies I requested:

Iris: I requested Iris using Iris West Allen because of AO3 naming conventions, but I am interested in her story whether or not it includes Barry. If you want to write me a story about single Iris, that's awesome! If you want to write a story about Iris after Barry's death and living in the future, that's also awesome! If you want to write me a story about Iris interacting with other reporters in the DCU, that's also great. But if you want to write a story about Iris and Barry, that's also great! If you want to set it in the old verse, maybe tell me a story about when Iris and Barry talked about their children? Her other relationships, with Patty or her children, also fascinate me. Sue and Lois Lane are my secret ships, though I love her with Barry, too.

Nora: I've requested a lot of mothers for this year. This is primarily because I've requested comics and they do pretty badly at mothers and I want to see them done well. Tell me about her time as a mom, her affair, or even her perspective on her death. Basically, her relationship with her son is very important to me, but don't feel as though that's all you have to write about for her.

Sue: You'll probably be writing old verse Sue, but if you want to incorporate her into the new verse, that's fine. Identity Crisis makes my head hurt, but if you want to tell me the story of her dealing with those events, that would be interesting. But you absolutely don't have to tackle that! Sue has interacted with so many other characters, and if you want to write about that, or the time before she met Ralph, that would be fun too!

Iron Man: Armored Adventures (Maria Hill, Natasha Romanoff, Pepper Potts, Roberta Rhodes)

I spent about two weeks completely overdosing on this fandom. I love the characters so much on this show. I only requested four of them, but please feel free to include the others if you like! I am in love with the fact that Pepper wants to be a SHIELD agent, the fact that Black Widow is competent and playful, that Maria is obviously the hardened agent we know and love her as but also pretty compassionate towards these kids that have gotten themselves into the business, and Roberta's EVERYTHING. See my letter for more detail because otherwise I will ramble all day.

Maria: Everytime Maria was on screen during this show, I wanted to know more about her. I loved that they gave her sympathy that we didn't see during the comics as much, but it didn't actually change how kickass she was. Tell me about her interactions as an agent, how she feels about this new group of heroes, her training Pepper. I am really okay with Maria/Pepper/Natasha or any combination thereof.

Natasha: She was so much fun on this show! She always is, but I enjoyed her humor and casual go-with-the-flow attitude. I loved her self-assurance, too. If you want to ship her, I'm okay with pretty much anyone on this show.

Pepper Potts: A different Pepper than the ones I'm used to, but I enjoyed her all the same. I LOVED her desire to be a SHIELD agent, so if you want to tell me a story about that happening, I would love it. If you want to have her training under Maria or Natasha, that's great! If you're a shipper, I am good with pretty much any ship on this show. Pepper/Rhodey/Tony is my ot3, though.

Roberta Rhodes: I loved her competence and the obvious love she had for Rhodey and Tony without putting up with their shit. I also maybe shipped her with Howard a little. Tell me a story about her dealing with finding out her son is a hero or about how it felt to lose Howard when he "died". Or maybe a story about how stressful operating as an attorney is in these new, superhero times.

Marvel (Comics) (Cassandra Lang, Faith Bradley, Kate Bishop, Kate Bishop (Marvel 616), Natasha Romanoff, Peggy Carter, Rikki Barnes, Sarah Gail Bradley, Sarah Rogers, Sharon Carter)

For Marvel Comics fandom, I need to request this: please, please, please no hint of Steve/Tony. Especially following recent events in New Avengers 3, it is a major squick. I also do not wish to read Bucky/Natasha following events of Winter Soldier 14 for similar reasons. Other than that, I am good with whatever ships you want to include if you're a shipper. If you're not, that's okay, too! Rather than trying to fit all my tl;dr thoughts on these women into this space, please see my dear author letter.

I love all of these characters. If you want to write one of them, that's great! If you want to write combinations of these characters, that's great! If you want to write awesome women in the 616 that I haven't included, that is also great! If you want to write complete a/u where they can interact, that's awesome too.


Cassandra Lang: I am good for pre-death fic, fix-it fic, fic that ignores Children's Crusade entirely. I love Cassie's relationship with Kate, with her dad, Amadeus Cho, and all of her Avengers aunts and uncles. I will always see her mother and stepfather as abusive, so I would prefer fic that does not portray them in a sympathetic light.

Faith Bradley: Oh, Isaiah's story is so heartbreaking, but I love the strength that we see from Faith in that story. I want to know so much more about her. I don't care what period of her life that you set it during - whether it's as a child, during the war, during her activist years, or as her time as a grandmother. I am really curious about what Faith thought during the Superhero Registration Act nonsense.

Sarah Gail Bradley: We've seen so very little of Sarah Gail and that's one of the reasons I'm so curious about her. Most of her formative years, we only see through her parents perspective, and her current years, all we really know is that she lives in Scottsdale and her son lives with her parents until Children's Crusade happens. So fill in some of those gaps for me? Or tell me about her relationship with her brother? Or perhaps set it post-Children's Crusade and tell me about her relationship with her son?

Kate Bishop: KAAAAAATE. I talk about Kate Bishop a lot. If you want to see more of my thoughts, you can see my tumblr tag for her. But basically, I love her strength and her sass and her determination. I love that she is everything I want in a sexual assault survivor in fiction. I love that she is an equal partner in the Hawkeye comic. I love that she and Cassie kept making the YA work as a team when all the boys wanted to quit. If you want to go in a shipping direction, I ship her with Clint, any and all ladies, and Bucky. I enjoy her canon one night stand as well.

Natasha Romanoff: If you're familiar with Liu's Black Widow arc, that is my favorite Black Widow, though I enjoyed her time with Sharon in Secret Avengers, too. I love her competence as a spy, I enjoy that when she loves, she loves deeply, but she also knows when it's time to move on. Please do not write me a Bucky/Natasha or Clint/Natasha story. If you do want to write ship stuff, Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers & Sharon Carter are my ships for her.

Peggy Carter: I love how different Peggy Carter is from the movie counterpart? So if you want to tell me about her time working with the French resistance, that's awesome! If you want to tell me about her time realizing that she needed to break away from being a rich American and go do something with her life, that's awesome! If you want to tell me about her memory struggles or her time as an Avenger, that's awesome! My favorite thing about Peggy is what an important Female Legacy she left behind, because that is something that we rarely get in comics. So if you want to focus on that, that's awesome!

Sharon Carter: aaaah, Sharon. I love that Sharon is part of an all female legacy. I love that she has k nown she wanted to kick ass and take names since she was a tiny baby at her aunt's knee. I love that she proposes when she feels like it. I love that she thinks a large portion of Steve's American dream stuff is crap. I love that she used to be the Director of SHIELD. Tell me a story about any part of her life - childhood, first days at SHIELD, being lost when she was assumed dead, dealing with her role as Ian's mother, anything. If you want to address the whole pregnancy storyline of Brubaker's, that's cool, too, because god knows he never did. (however, please respect that she chose to end her pregnancy - fandom does not always do this and it is annoying.) My ships for her are Steve (please do not imply in your story that it is gross or problematic, because that will make me close the tab), Sam, and Natasha.

Rikki Barnes: Sometimes I remember that Rikki is dead and I weep. I loved her so much! I think the whole living on her own thing was silly, but I would think that of all teenagers. I loved her relationship with Nat, her friendship with Eli, and her team-ups with the Young Avengers and Anya. Tell me a story about her life in this timeline or her life in the old timeline. Tell me a happily ever after where she wasn't slaughtered in a terrible story. Anything with Rikki will make me happy. If you want to write an a/u where she and Cassie and Kate and America are all on the Young Avengers team, that is awesome. If you want to go the ship route, I ship her with all the ladies. And possibly Eli. And Steve.

Sarah Rogers: Again with my mother issues, but I just love that Sarah is such an important figure in Steve's life, because all we ever see are the Thomas Waynes and Jor-Els and Uncle Bens. But! We know that Sarah believed in the importance of always getting back up. I do ask that you keep in mind that her husband is an abusive alcoholic and do not portray him in a positive light if you feature him. Otherwise, tell me any story at any point in time about Sarah and I will love it.

Push (2009): Cassie Holmes

Cassie is my favorite part of this movie. She's so certain of who she is, and so not willing to put up with Nick's shit. It's glorious. I would adore anything that deals with the ramifications of having such a strong power so early in life, fic that deals with the fact that she has to grow up pretty early. Fic where she is on the run, a/u fic where she is a beloved superhero, future fic where she is training others like her, ship fic with Nick: all of these are good things. See the dear author letter for more.

So I completely fell in love with this movie and the character. I've devoured pretty much all the fic I can with her, and I've loved all of it. My agegap kink strikes again, because I ship it with the power of a thousand suns, but only when she is older. However, the age of consent where I live (and in many places in the world) is 16, so the stories where THEY MUST WAIT UNTIL SHE IS 18!!! always make me confused, because they are pretty much fugitives and I think they have zero fucks to give. BUT you do not have to ship it, that is perfectly fine! Maybe you want to ship her with Pop Girl or Kira. That's fine too! Maybe you want to write gen shenanigans and that is fine too!

I am actually interested in the fugitive side of her lifestyle, constantly on the run. Does it take a toll or is able to roll with the flow? But maybe you want to write happier fic, and that's cool too! What's her life like when the battle is finally won?

Also, while she is likely to change her hairstyle as she grows older, please don't refer to her removing the color in her hair as a sign of growing up? Because it's ... really not.

Marvel Cinematic Universe (Beth the Waitress, Maria Stark, Peggy Carter, Private Lorraine)

Again, I would like to request no Steve/Tony in this fic. Any other pairings are perfectly okay with me in the MCU. I'd also like to request that you don't make Beth into Sharon Carter or Private Lorraine into Maria Stark. I'm interested in all of those women, but I'm not interested in erasing Beth and Lorraine's stories. I loved Beth's few minutes of time in the film, and would love to know more about her - how does the invasion affect her? What does she want to do with her life? Is she having the best sex ever with Steve? As for Maria, since we know nothing at all about her, feel free to make anything up you want, and to steal from the little that comics bother to tell us about her if you like! (Please do recognize that comics Howard and movie Howard are very different though, if you go that route.) I adored Private Lorraine's boldness and sex positive attitude. What happened to her after the war? Did she help found SHEILD too? And PEGGY. I'm perfectly okay if you want to write an a/u where Peggy has the infinity formula or a version of the super soldier serum. I am also okay if you stick with canon and want to tell me about her many adventures between 1945 and the present. For more ramblings, see my dear author letter. Also, I am unable to believe that Steve DIDN'T call her, probably immediately after the battle, because anything else makes him a dick and I can't deal with that.

Any of these women together or separately will rock my world. If you want to include other women from the MCU that I haven't requested, that will make me happy too! I am wide open for ships for these ladies, if you want to go the ship route.

Beth the Waitress: She gets a lot of hate for daring to talk to Steve, but I adore her. Tell me more about her story than just how happy she was to be saved by Captain America. Are they fucking at every opportunity? Does she write home and tell them about the alien invasion? Fill in the gaps of her character for me in any way and I will be pleased.

Maria Stark: Much as I love the Iron Man movies, I continue to be bitter that it is all Howard all the time. I want to know about Maria. This is pretty much a big, open request and you can basically do anything you want with it? Was she a scientist? Did she hate science? Why did she love Howard? Did she help form SHIELD? Was she an awesome spy and that's why none of her adventures are alllowed to be told? Anything you want for this request, go for it.

Peggy Carter: Feel free to a/u it up or feel free to stick with canon. My favorite about Peggy is when she is lecturing Steve in that movie about how you have to honor your fallen comrade's sacrifice. It tells me so much about her. If you want to stick Sharon in this verse, that's awesome, too.

Private Lorraine: I would have easily done the same in her shoes. But tell me more about her life than just the fact that she has good taste in men. Tell me what her role was in the army, did she like it? What did she do after the war? Peggy/Private Lorraine is my crack pairing of awesome (those two influencing Sharon would be pretty epic.)

FIC

Feb. 1st, 2013 07:50 am
zarabithia: (bucky)
we'll forever be that doomed lost colony (1075 words) by zarabithia
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Comics Industry RPF, Captain America (Comics)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Ed Brubaker/Bucky Barnes' Manpain
Characters: Ed Brubaker, James "Bucky" Barnes
Additional Tags: Crack, Masturbation, Gift Fic, Manpain
Summary:

Nobody loves Bucky's pain as intimately as Ed Brubaker does. Nobody.

zarabithia: (pride: queer legs)
So, HI:

Today is the 10th Anniversary of me publishing my first fanfic on ff.net! (lol, it was TERRIBLE.) BUt anyway, that's a pretty big deal, so celebration times.

Give me a character/pairing and a prompt and sometime during the year, I will write you a fic.

Fandoms:


Anne of Green Gables
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
DC Comics
Green Lantern: Animated Series
He-Man
Iron Man: Armored Adventures
Justice League Unlimited
Marvel Comics
Marvel Avengers Movie Verse
Nashville
Once Upon a Time
Push
She-Ra
Star Trek
Ultimate Spider-Man Cartoon
Young Justice Animated

Restrictions:

- I will not write you Regina is a poor woobie fic.
- I will not write you Stony.
- Crossovers are awesome.
zarabithia: (diana)
Your reminder that [livejournal.com profile] rarewomenis getting ready to start. If last year is any indication, lots of awesome fic (and much of it Marvel and DC related!) will be the result.

I participated last year and can't wait to do so again this year.
zarabithia: (bucky)
Wear Your Heart on Your Skin (1891 words) by zarabithia
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Marvel 616, Captain America (Comics)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Underage
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Steve Rogers
Additional Tags: Mentor/Sidekick
Summary:

After a battle, Bucky distracts Steve. Steve figures it's only fair if he returns the favor.

zarabithia: (stephanie: hearts)
Title: Diplomatic Endeavors
Fandoms: DCU/Star Trek 2009
Pairing: Gaila/Koriand'r
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 884
Prompts: freedom, redheads, color @ Porn Battle
Warnings: Gaila and Kori have canon backstories that include or imply sexual assault and those are discussed here.

Summary: The humans are likely taking care of the conversations. Gaila and Kori can attend to much more pleasant diplomatic endeavors.
zarabithia: (pride: queer legs)
Someday You'll Understand (1991 words) by zarabithia
Fandom: Push (2009)
Rating: Mature
Warning: Underage
Relationships: Nick Gant/Cassie Holmes
Characters: Nick Gant, Cassie Holmes
Notes: Written for porn battle for the prompts color, safe, danger.
Summary: Just because you've done it doesn't mean you're an expert.
zarabithia: (hug: steve/bucky: movieverse)
So [community profile] 3_ships authors were revealed today so I can finally share my fic. Which is needed, because I'm pretty sure there's at least one sequel in the works for this (and by sequels, I mean, I'm pretty sure Peggy was fucking other people in this timeline and I couldn't work it in since it was a gift fic, but I totally am writing sequels because I can.)



Still They Forget That The Heart Beats in Threes (Just Like a Waltz) (11345 words) by zarabithia
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (2012), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe, Captain America (2011)
Rating: Mature
Warning: Graphic Depictions Of Violence

Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers and all combinations of the three.

Characters: James "Bucky" Barnes, Peggy Carter, Steve Rogers, Howard Stark, Natasha Romanoff, Nick Fury, Nia Jones, Sam Wilson

Summary: When Winter Soldier and Black Widow are sent on a mission to kill Director Carter, Winter Soldier's decision on that mission alters the kind of happy ending that Steve, Peggy, and Bucky are going to have.
zarabithia: (mary sue)
This fic is utterly fucking ridiculous. I have no shame about that, but you should be warned before you read it.

Happy am I, For the Daughters Will Call Me Blessed (1494 words) by zarabithia


Fandom: Historical RPF


Rating: Teen And Up Audiences


Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply


Relationships: Anne Boleyn/Catherine of Aragon/Henry VIII of England, Catherine of Aragon/Henry VIII of England


Characters: Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII of England


Summary: Living in a universe with daemons changes things between the three of them.
zarabithia: (kate)
Every Person Knows Best Where Their Own Shoe Pinches

Rating: Teen and Up

Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Characters: Natasha/Kate with guest appearance by Clint

Word Count: 913

Notes: Written for the prompts: "Kate/Nat: lap fun times" on tumblr's alphabet meme and "knife wounds" for hurt/comfort bingo. (There is much more fluff and character study here than hurt/comfort.) Title taken from this Abigail Adams quote.

Summary: S.H.I.E.L.D. specializes in picking up broken people without families. Kate doesn't really fit that mold, but Natasha's glad she's there anyway.

[MCU fic]

Jan. 6th, 2013 06:20 am
zarabithia: (pepper potts)
Indisputable (1657 words) by zarabithia
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Avengers (2012), Marvel Avengers Movies Universe, Iron Man (Movies)
Rating: Mature
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Bruce Banner/James "Rhodey" Rhodes/Tony Stark, Bruce Banner/Tony Stark, James "Rhodey" Rhodes/Tony Stark, Pepper Potts/Steve Rogers
Characters: Tony Stark, James "Rhodey" Rhodes, Bruce Banner
Summary:

Bruce, Rhodey, and Tony get hit with sex pollen.

zarabithia: (and then they had sex)
I have a challenge addiction. Putting these all on the profile page makes for a cluttered mess, so behind the cut are all the challenges I've completed.

Completed Challenges )
zarabithia: (christmas: starbucks)
Yuletide Reveals have happened! Here are the fics I wrote:



That One Special Person You Want to Annoy for the Rest of Your Life (2770 words) by zarabithia
Fandom: Hawkeye (Comics), Young Avengers, Marvel 616
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clint Barton/Kate Bishop
Characters: Kate Bishop, Clint Barton
Summary:  Clint's sure that nobody is ever going to believe that they are a married couple. Kate just needs to be clear about which one of them is changing their last name in this fake marriage (hint: it isn't her.)

Your Limbs Are Loaded Down With Rotten Fruit (2038 words) by zarabithia
Fandom: She-Ra: Princess Of Power
Rating: Explicit
Warning: Bondage, Power Dynamics, Emotional Manipulation and Coercion
Relationships: Catra/She-Ra | Princess Adora
Characters: Catra, She-Ra | Princess Adora
Summary:  Their relationship had always been a secret. That meant Catra didn't have to explain how foolish she'd been to anyone but herself.

Making the Family Skeletons Dance (1836 words) by zarabithia
Fandom: Political Animals
Rating: Mature
Warning: Non-Explicit Underage, Twincest
Relationships: Douglas Hammond/Thomas "T.J." Hammond, Douglas Hammond/Anne Ogami
Characters: Douglas Hammond, Thomas "T.J." Hammond, Anne Ogami, Elaine Barrish
Summary:  Some people think Doug is the "good" brother. But Doug knows better.
zarabithia: (stephanie: hearts)
First, make sure you read the three awesome gifts I received in Hawkeye & Elementary fandoms. Because even if they hadn't been written for me, I would have recced them.



Anne of Green Gables

What the water sprites saw (Anne Shirley/Gilbert Blythe | Teen and Up | 1708 )
Summary: It is said that if two lovers lie together by a brook such as this, their child will be beloved of the naiads and never die of drowning.
Why you should read it: One of the disappointments to me in the book series is that Anne and Gilbert's marriage seems to lack the kind of warmth and passion I always thought it should have. This fic restores those things, and does so without ever sounding out of character.

DC Related Fandoms:

If You Keep Me Next to You (Kate Kane/Renee Montoya | Teen and Up | 3392 words )
Summary: Women in uniforms were her kryptonite.
Why you should read it: The author does a really great job characterizing Kate and Renee. I feel like far too many Kate/Renee fics put all the sympathy on Renee and make Kate out to be a Big Bad Meanie, but this does well and fair by both of them.

The Story So Far (10 Years Later) (Steph/Dick, Babs/Wendy | General Audiences | 2198 words)
Summary: The batfamily is really hard to keep track of. And ten years after Stephanie Brown becomes Batgirl it's even MORE complicated. Good thing there's still someone around to draw pictures and tell the story...
Why you should read it: Awww, I am a sucker for future!fic, and this manages to incorporate Dick/Steph and Carrie. It has a lot of clever canon references. Plus Nightwing!Steph and Batgirl!Nell.

The Thrill Can Kill (Steph/Dick | Mature | 2663 words)
Summary: Steph's used to Batman suddenly appearing in her bedroom.
Why you should read it: This was written so well that it feels like it could be taken from a page of the comics. Steph's voice is particularly well done.

Vigilante, Save Thyself (Arrow | John Diggle, Oliver Queen | Gen | G | 832 words)
Summary: Nobody expects you to come back from something like that and be Little Miss Mary Sunshine, but I don't think you came back at all.
Why you should read: When I'm reading gen, I am pretty demanding in my need for it to sound like the source material, and this really does! Ollie and Dig's interaction is spot on here, and Diggle in particular is greatly portrayed.

Wibbly Wobbly Universe (Batgirl & the Doctor #1)  (Batgirl/Doctor Who Crossover | Steph, Eleven, Dick, Bruce | Gen | 2342 words)
Summary:“You not existing is a major screw-up on the part of the universe, Stephanie Brown,” the Doctor says.
Why you should read: I am ... really hesitant in reading DCU fic these days, BUT OH MY GOD. This takes place in the DCnU, and explains Steph's absence very well. It tugged on my heart in all the right ways.


Elementary:

The Case of the Amazon Wishlist  (Elementary | Joan & Sherlock | Gen | 554 words)
Summary: Holmes sets out to discover what will best irritate his father; Watson helps.
why you should read it: The summary says it all. This is a fun, clever story that captures their voices well, is humorous, and shows that Joan Watson is badass.


Marvel Related Fandoms

Action Hero Figures and Ham Sandwiches (Peter Parker/Flash Thompson | General Audiences | 2509 words)
Summary:When Peter and Flash met, they almost bonded. Until the moment Flash said something stupid.
Why you should read it: This does a great job of making a friendship (and more) a likely and believable premise.

An April Girl (Kate/Cassie | General Audiences | 5813 words)
Summary: Kate takes twenty four hours away from Hawkeye & Hawkeye for reasons.
Why you should read it: Welp, this made me cry. It fits Cassie's death into current Hawkeye canon perfectly.

Being Open  (Marvel 616 | Steve Rogers/Carol Danvers | Explicit | 1349 words)
Summary: Carol only has one true love but Steve is more accepting than she thought he'd be.
Why you should read it: Steve/Carol being friends with benefits! "She felt her mouth starting to break into a smile. "It's not a series of affairs, Captain. One long affair with the wide-blue sky; we just invite in other partners occasionally." In which Steve is not stupid and Carol gets great sex because of it.


RPF

a spring fling (Chris Evans/Scarlett Johansson, casual guest appearances by everyone involved in making Captain America 2 & Thor | Mature | 5707 words)
Summary: New York City, where every weekend is marathons of Halo and the coming of the Thor baby.
Why you should read it: You should read this because it is hilarious. Also, because these people feel real and are totally the people you want to live with and have intense bad decisions with.
zarabithia: (christmas: starbucks)
Your main fandom of the year?

Marvel. A whole lot of Avengers movie verse and a whole lot of Marvel 616.

Your favorite film you watched this year?

Avengers! Obviously.

Your favorite book read this year?

Do comics count? There is no comicbook question here, so I am allowing comics to count. My favorite comic of this year has been Hawkeye. Dear Matt Fraction, please never stop writing Kate Bishop.

(I should probably read more real books this year. Oh, well.)

Your favorite album or song to listen to this year?

Actually, my cable has a bunch of music "Radio" stations and I've found one that plays nothing but 90s stuff. That has been my favorite, because oh hai there, nostalgia.

Your favorite tv show of the year?

ELEMENTARY.

Your best new fandom discovery of the year?

OH MY GOD OTHER PEOPLE SHIP CLINT/KATE. Does that count?

Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year?

Finding out that Sam isn't going to play a significant role in the otherwise excellent Post-Brubaker Captain America series. I'm glad that this writer is giving women agency and personalities in a way that Brubaker failed at, but taking Sam away from the supporting cast is a dick move.

Alternately, the huge disappointment that is Hickman's New Avengers. All cocks, all the time. Get out with that shit, Marvel.

Your fandom boyfriend of the year?

Steve Rogers forever and ever. Though I may have been cheating on him with Sam a lot.

(Sam/Steve/Me: OT3 to end all OT3s.)

Your fandom girlfriend of the year?

Joan Watson.

Your biggest squee moment of the year?

Sarah Rogers telling Steve that he always needs to get back up.

The most missed of your old fandoms?

I miss writing Trek fic! Sometimes I miss writing DC fic, but tumblr reminds me every day that DC fandom stared too long into the abyss.

The fandom you haven't tried yet, but want to?

I want to write Elementary fic, but I'm terrified (NEW SHINY JOY SQUEE HOW DO I LIVE UP TO IT???)

Your biggest fan anticipations for the coming year?

Iron Man! Star Trek! Thor! A good year to be a geek!
zarabithia: (christmas: starbucks)
Hey, I received these three Yuletide gifts. Let me tell you that they are all GREAT, and you should read all of them.

I'm Only Gay For Captain America (2720 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Hawkeye (Comics)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clint Barton/Kate Bishop
Characters: Clint Barton, Kate Bishop, Lucky (Hawkeye)
Summary: Five reasons that Clint Barton can't date Kate Bishop that are completely and utterly false and one reason that's sorta true but that maybe doesn't matter.

Why you should read it: This is great because the author captures so much of the banter between Clint & Kate, and there's bonus broships with the Avengers and the Young Avengers.

let yourself be found (3365 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Elementary (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes & Joan Watson
Characters: Joan Watson (Elementary), Sherlock Holmes
Summary: Learning to live with Sherlock Holmes is a trial-and-error process.

Why you should read it: This does a wonderful job of characterizing both Joan and Sherlock, and shows their friendship in all of it's glory. It's a bit of a struggle to get there, but both of them are better for it, and this fic shows that so well.

Practice Makes Perfect (1559 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Hawkeye (Comics)
Rating: Mature
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Clint Barton/Kate Bishop
Characters: Clint Barton, Kate Bishop
Summary: Clint worries about consequences. Kate's still grieving for her best friend. They manage anyway.

Why you should read it: This fic deals both with the blossoming relationship between Kate and Clint, and Kate's grief over Cassie. It balances both of those things very well, and by the end of the fic, you're certain that Kate is better for having Clint in her life, even if he can't quite see that yet.
zarabithia: (christmas: starbucks)
Dear Incredible People Who Wrote Me Yuletide Fic,

I can see that I have 3 fics waiting for me, which is kind of majorly incredible? Wow and thank you, dear writers.

This post is here to let you know (in case you are stalking!) that I am going to bed and will likely be away from the keyboard until Christmas night (about 5-6 p.m. EST) due to familial obligations.

So I look forward to reading the fics you wrote me! This is just here to let you know I'm not growling in bitter silence or anything.

I'm just drinking eggnog and mocking siblings. :)

- Love,
Zarabithia.
zarabithia: (christmas: starbucks)
If You Really Hold Me Tight (1760 words) by zarabithia
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hawkeye (Comics), Young Avengers, Marvel 616
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clint Barton/Kate Bishop
Characters: Kate Bishop, Clint Barton, Tommy Shepherd, Billy Kaplan, Teddy Altman, Eli Bradley, Lucky the Pizza Dog
Summary:

Kate is supposed to be having a pizza party with the Young Avengers. She gets distracted along the way.

zarabithia: (christmas: starbucks)
The Season of Scars and Wounds (1141 words) by zarabithia
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Young Justice (Cartoon)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Roy Harper/Kaldur'ahm
Characters: Roy Harper, Kaldur'ahm, Lian Harper
Summary:

Forgiving Kaldur isn't even difficult. Forgiving other people? Roy's not so sure about that.



Alternatives to Apple Pie and Drunken Christmas Carols (523 words) by zarabithia
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: DCU - Comicsverse, Wonder Woman, Justice League
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Diana (Wonder Woman)/Lois Lane
Characters: Diana (Wonder Woman), Lois Lane
Summary:

There are better ways to spend Christmas than with the Justice League.

zarabithia: (kate: kate/clint fuck yes)
Casual (7758 words) by zarabithia
Fandom: Marvel 616
Rating: Mature
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Clint Barton/Kate Bishop, Clint Barton/Kate Bishop/Noh-Varr, James "Bucky" Barnes/Clint Barton/Kate Bishop, Clint Barton/MCU Clint Barton/Kate Bishop, Clint Barton/Kate Bishop/Bobbi Morse, Clint Barton/Kate Bishop/OMC
Characters: Clint Barton, Kate Bishop, James "Bucky" Barnes, Bobbi Morse, America Chavez
Summary:

Five times Kate and Clint invited someone to join them.

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