redbrunja: (the avengers | some unholy war)
Sunday, March 9th, 2014 06:06 am
Day 05 - OTP For Whom You Never Seem To Run Out Of Inspiration


(Or at least, I haven't run out of inspiration or desire to read fic about these two yet, although I have gotten pickier about the quality of fic I'm willing to spend my time on.)

Day 06 - Crossover OTP

Steve/Darcy technically counts given that they've never been in a movie together.

Day 07 - Real People OTP

I don't do this.

Day 08 - OTP That Has Put You Through The Ringer

Katara/Zuko. There is a reason that my pairing tag for this couple is 'forever bitter.'
redbrunja: (yj | let me be your ride out of town)
Thursday, January 9th, 2014 04:17 pm
I'm finally, finally starting to feel better, enough that I am going to answer some of the great ship questions I was asked about two weeks ago.

[ profile] ladymercury_10 asked: How about Dick/Babs, and why you don't ship them in YJ (and who you ship them with instead, if applicable).

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[ profile] errant_shadows asked: What about your first ever ship? (Maybe something before you even knew what shipping was.)

Were they canon? OTP? Do you still ship them? Did you ever write fic for them? (<== links please, if it's online)

And what about the pairing appealed to your freshly fangirling heart?

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[ profile] phemyscira asked: Top five OTPs of 2013?

Any ship that you think you may be very excited about in 2014? (e.g. because of upcoming new instalments to a current fandom, fandoms you may be interested in, etc.)

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[ profile] catteo asked me: Top 5 OTPs of ALL TIME and why. Preferably with awesome gifs!

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[ profile] hungrytiger11 asked me: Top Five Canon Ships that really shouldn't exist (let alone be canon):

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[ profile] topazera asked me: If you were suddenly put in charge of ouatiw, how would you handle Alice/Knave in canon? What would you do with Cyrus? Or alternatively, how would you rework things if you had the reins from the start?

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[ profile] qualapec asked me: Is there something you never expected to ship going into a piece of media (or were actively against ahead of time) but actually really enjoyed once you saw the canon?

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[ profile] ever_neutral asked: What about fave non-canon ship/s? SHOULD THEY HAVE BEEN CANON? Discuss.

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[ profile] scorpiod1 asked me: Are there OT3s you are fond of?

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redbrunja: (the avengers | some unholy war)
Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 01:24 am
Navel-gazing fanfic questions gacked from [ profile] musesfool:

Leitmotif of the year:

"Clint/Natasha, Stephanie Brown, and ships that involve a dude pining" is one answer. I almost feel like a more accurate one would be, "this are people I want to kiss. See them kiss."

What's the story that makes you happiest?

I'm really pleased with You Only Live Twice, both because I am so happy that Jason/Stephanie fanfic exists, and because I really enjoy that story.

My favorite story this year:

Couldn't Get That Boy To Kill Me (Natasha/Clint)

I love the prompt, the section of Natasha's history I was working with, what I ended up saying about Clint and Natasha, and just.... this went through several drafts and I think it shows (in a good way).

My 5 best stories this year:

This Is The Art Of Living With A Ticking Heart (Felicity/Oliver)
End Of The World News (Darcy/Steve)
Please Believe Me When I Say The Last Thing You Need Is Fixing (Stephanie Brown/Nick Gage, Barbara Gordon/Dick Grayson)
Couldn't Get That Boy To Kill Me (Natasha/Clint)
I'm Yours (Ghosts & All) (Natasha/Clint)

............ )
redbrunja: (tw | my teeth and my claws)
Sunday, October 20th, 2013 12:06 am
Okay, I'm finally going to finish up this meme!

Ever felt like you should revoke your shipping credentials? Because you like the strangest ships and/or parts of your ship? Well TELL US MORE. Answer the questions with ships you love like burning.*

*I have comparatively few pairing that I could accurately say I ship like burning, so I qualify this as ships that I a.) really like and b.) would be interested in reading and/or writing fanfic about.

(masterlist of prompts)

(past answers)

BtVS | LoTS | Push | Avatar | DC Comics | The Avengers | OUAT )
redbrunja: (beauty & the beast | tale as old as time)
Saturday, October 12th, 2013 05:44 pm
gacked from tumblr:

♛: my “FOREVER” pairing


♔: my “sometimes” pairing (if i’m in the mood)

Fionna Glenanne/Michael Westen (depending on if the writers are remembering that Michael loves Fiona, it's not a one-sided relationship.

旦: my “friends-with-benefits” pairing

Leonie Barrow x Johannas Cabal
Lydia Martin x Allison Argent

☆: my “adele” pairing (“WE COULD HAVE HAD IT AAAAAALL”)


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☁: my “angst” pairing

Irina Derevko x Jack Bristow

✖: my “hate sex” pairing

Kate Argent x Derek Hale
Bela x Dean Winchester

۞: my “working on it” pairing

I am not entirely sure what this means.

ℨ: my favorite threesome

Leonie Barrow and her maybe-evil German boyfriends a.k.a Leonie Barrow x Johannas Cabal x Horst Cabal
I am also intrigued by Steve/Bucky/Natasha and Hermione/Ron/Harry.

☄: my “crack” pairing

Darcy Lewis x Steve Roger
Stephanie Brown x Damian Wayne
Stephanie Brown x Jason Todd

redbrunja: (the avengers | assassins in love)
Saturday, August 31st, 2013 07:31 pm
Today has been a good day for fanfiction.
redbrunja: (elementary | empirically speaking)
Sunday, August 11th, 2013 10:26 am
gacked from [ profile] portions_forfox:

I think I'm going to reprise a meme from ye ages past, because I'm bored and I like to make fandom-y lists and also, as the title would suggest, I like to ship.

(I'm going to be kind of throwing ships onto these lists, in an attempt to shake things up and maybe mention ships I don't often do. But don't worry, some of my old stand-bys are here.)


So, yeah, come talk to me about these ships.
redbrunja: (the avengers | you know i do)
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 09:22 pm
Title: Couldn't Get That Boy To Kill Me
Author: [ profile] redbrunja
Rating: NC-17
Warning: brain-washing, violence, explicit sex.
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton
Author's Note: qualapec went above and beyond the call of duty beta-ing this for me.
Prompt: I couldn't get the boy to kill me, but I wore his jacket for the longest time.
Wordcount: 3000
Summary: Sometimes she thinks she should have forced Barton to put her down. After all, death clears all debts.

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redbrunja: (the avengers | assassins in love)
Friday, May 3rd, 2013 04:14 pm
Over at [ profile] be_compromised there is a discussion on what makes Clint and Natasha read as accurate in AU fanfics, and my two cents are here.

(BTW, this is totally unrelated to and thus spoiler-free regarding IM3.)
redbrunja: (the avengers | in the red)
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 09:46 pm
unfitforsociety posted two unbelievably fantastic Clint/Natasha recs yesterday.

In case you haven’t seen them already, Captain America 2 filming photos. I am so damn excited.Although not about Nat’s straight hair or brown boots with black pants. Please tell me that these are mock-ups and that in the movie she’ll look better. Steve Rogers, on the other hand, is looking excellent.

I am torn between using ‘the winter soldier is a ghost’ or ‘who the hell is bucky?!’ (with interrobang, of course) for my Cap 2 tag.

Also, as I was washing my hair this morning, I was wondering if Bucky is going to survive Cap 2. On the one hand, he did die last movie. On the other, I feel like Captain America movies should/might lean toward being downer movies. So I was wondering if he’d get dramatically killed at the end of the movie so it makes sense for him to not be in Avengers 2. Although I suppose him riding Steve’s bike off into the night to go off and atone for his sins would serve the story just as well.

In spoilery Avengers 2 news, apparently Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch are going to be in it? Which I am VEHEMENTLY opposed to. First, the X-men and the mutants don't fit into the world of the Avengers, secondly, Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch are Magneto's kids, aka that dude that you don't have the rights to use, but just about every viewer is going to be familiar with, third, the X-men franchise is a trainwreck, why are you letting even a whiff of that near your almost-perfect MCU, and FOURTH AND FINALLY, unless her power is DRASTICALLY reduced, Scarlett Witch is prohibitively powerful. She's likely to make the other cast members seem redundant and make it really hard for there to be a believable antagonist.

Put things on a human scale, people! That's when we care! Human scale!
redbrunja: (the avengers | in the red)
Saturday, April 6th, 2013 07:31 pm
Okay, I'm going to tell you right now, this, the previous post, and the next post are all due to [ profile] qualapec. Feel free to send her flowers.

So, over email [ profile] qualapec asked me about what I thought Pepper was afraid of and what her nightmares are like.

Pepper, Natasha, Clint, & Bruce )

I’m drawing a blank on Thor, Tony, Jane, and my answers for Darcy would be so transparently mine, they’d verge on out-of-character.

Okay, so, flist, tell me about the other Avenger’s fears.
redbrunja: (iron man | a better man)
Sunday, March 31st, 2013 12:27 am
from [ profile] mollivanders:

Choose 5 OTPs without looking at the questions below.

1. Artemis/Wally (Young Justice)
2. Natasha/Clint (The Avengers)
3. Lizzie/Darcy (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries)
4. Pepper/Tony (Iron Man)
5. Lydia/Stiles (Teen Wolf)

Much Flailing About Pairings Is Found Within )
redbrunja: (the avengers | in the red)
Sunday, March 10th, 2013 09:39 pm
Title: Marionettes
Author: redbrunja
Rating: NC-17
Characters: Clint/Natasha.
Warning: sexual content, red-room and related issues.
Summary: Loki wasn't the first time Natasha'd been compromised.

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redbrunja: (the avengers | darcy lewis)
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 09:57 am
gacked from [ profile] lady_with_cats:

1. 5 TV shows you watched from the very start (that may or may not have gotten better).

I cannot think of even ONE tv show that I watched from the beginning (like, saw the first episode before it aired, kept watching). Pretty much every show I’ve ever watched has involved me finding about it after it’s been airing for a while and/or already been canceled. The exceptions are Alias (which I watched the pilot and the first couple of episodes when it was first airing and then my mom made me stop watching and I later watched in college) and Wonderfalls (which I watched from the pilot until it was canceled, three episodes later.

2. what playlists do you have on your phone/media player/mp3 player etc?

About a billion. The ones of interest to you, dear reader, is that I have several fannishly specific ones:

I Learned Love From Sacrifice (MCU, heavy on Natasha-centric songs)
Beautiful Car-Crash Of A Boy (Clint Barton)
Soul Eater (Soul Eater)
Four Elements (Avatar)
Alias (songs played on Alias)
Veronica Mars (ditto)

I also have several playlists for individual writing projects and then a bunch of other playlists that are basically like songs grouped together for ease of listening.

3. favourite tumblr tags (that you have on your tumblr).

two master assassins in love, which I also use on livejournal, and red room romance, for stuff relating to Natasha/Bucky. Most of my other tags are either ‘fandom name’ or ‘stock’ or ‘hell yes’ for pretty people.


Since I don’t watch it, I wouldn’t know.

5. something you can't stand but everyone else loves (be it food, a tv show, a ship etc).

BBC Sherlock. Slash. Coconut. Bananas.

6. do you regularly quote any catch phrases from pop culture? (e.g. "he is terrible face wise")

I regularly quote pop culture (in fact, for years, trying to stump each other with quotes from movies or tv was the game my mom and I played whenever where were bored) but I wouldn’t say I’ve adopted any consistent catch phrases.

7. a song you never get tired of.

So many. Too many to list.

8. something from etsy you really want but can't afford.

I say away from etsy. And we were just talking about my consistent case of fannish buyer’s remorse.

9. a fandom you wished was bigger/had more fanworks.

I’d get slapped if I suggested that the Avengers fandom needed to be any bigger but I’d really like the fanficcers with a deft touch for fucked up people in love to start writing for Clint and Natasha again. Because it’s been a long, long time since I’ve read a deliciously dark, explicit-as-fuck fanfic for those two. Lately it’s all been sunshine and babies and Winter Soldiers. Or, you know, in-character gen where they’re platonic. Seriously, the most ‘oooooh,’ Clint/Natasha I recently read was (nonconsecutively) about six paragraphs as a background pairing in a Steve/Bucky fanfic that I read. THINK ABOUT THAT SENTENCE FOR A MINUTE, PEOPLE. THINK ABOUT EVERYTHING IT IMPLIES.

10. a tv show you're one going to watch, ONE DAY.

I’ve watched the first three episodes of Friday Night Lights. That’s as far as I’ve gotten. I’ve tried to watch Farscape twice, and don’t understand why I don’t love it.

11. Three tropes you love.

Using sex to block out emotional pain while being in denial about how much the person you're with means to you.
Ruthless, violent, competent women and the more emotionally open badass men who love them.
Friends to lovers. (Actually, I would love a really good friends-to-lovers story at the moment.)

(Anyone who enjoyed reading this meme should totally do it themselves, switching out questions they found dull for questions they actually want to answer.)