sinope: a hundred thousand fireflies (Default)
2013-12-28 11:18 am
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Fics Are All Around!

This year, I was foolish enough to do not one but two holiday fic exchanges. Fortunately, I managed to a) finish things for both, and b) get absolutely amazing gifts in return!

For [community profile] yuletide, my own fic is still anon, but I received Summer Rain, based on the song "Jolene." It reads as an original high fantasy short story with fun worldbuilding, political intrigue, and lots of play with genderbending, interesting female leads, and sexualities. I love it, and you should totally read it!

For [community profile] alumpofcoul, I received A Friend in Need, by the superlatively generous [personal profile] ladydeathfaerie. It's a long, delicious Avengers fic in which Pepper, Phil, and Clint join forces to top Tony and help get him out of his head, and it's filled with all sorts of sexy kink. I'm so delighted by it (and a little disturbed at how apparently predictable my literary kinks are? :-D).

Finally, also for [community profile] alumpofcoul, I Did a Thing.

Specifically, I decided that rather than picking a particular pairing and writing a story about them, it was a good plan to incorporate all of my recipient's pairings into a Choose Your Own Adventure erotic romp. All I can say is, hey, I had fun. :-D

You're a Good Man, Phil Coulson
by Sinope, for [personal profile] allofthefandoms
Rating: explicit (no warnings)
Kinks: many, mostly BDSM-related (see the endnotes if you want details)
Possible pairings: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, Clint Barton/Phil Coulson/Natasha Romanov, Phil Coulson/Pepper Potts, Phil Coulson/Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, Phil Coulson/Nick Fury, Phil Coulson/Steve Rogers, Clint Barton/Phil Coulson/Pepper Potts/Steve Rogers/Natasha Romanov/Tony Stark

You are Philip J. Coulson: agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., mild-mannered spy, part-time resident of Stark Avengers Tower, and part-time babysitter for a team of agents investigating budding superheroes. It's a busy life, but the rewards are worth it.

(A kinky, polyamorous "Choose Your Own Adventure" fic.)
sinope: a hundred thousand fireflies (Default)
2013-10-18 09:52 pm

Dear Yuletide Author

(It's 10pm et on Friday; I'll have this up by midnight Saturday, sorry!)
sinope: [believe] (believe)
2013-07-19 08:39 pm

"God help the outcasts, or nobody will."

Spent this evening watching The Hunchback of Notre Dame on Netflix. I adored this movie when I was younger, and it's no surprise why. Cathedrals and medieval Europe, songs and hymns, pining and obsession, religion as a source of both evil and good.

But even more than that, it's easy to see the lessons I absorbed. Being different is nothing to be ashamed of. Chosen family will support you through anything. Those entrenched in structures of power will oppress the marginalized, all the while justifying it by Othering their victims.

I probably can't blame the movie for making me a liberal. It certainly didn't hurt, though.
sinope: a hundred thousand fireflies (A hundred thousand fireflies)
2013-03-07 06:36 pm
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Links to Avengers Fic

It's been a really long time since I linked my Avengers fic on LJ, and I've written quite a few things in the past few months. Oops. I'll try to post links more promptly in future.

I think it works best simply to link AO3 from LJ -- everything is there, you can leave comments anonymously, and all the stories have more complete warnings and tags attached. Let me know if anyone prefers that I post actual copies of the fics on LJ.

The fics are in chronological order within each category.

Thinky/Serious/Actually Good Fics

Twentieth Time's the Charm (Clint Barton/Tony Stark, Bruce Banner/Tony Stark, Clint Barton/Phil Coulson): Clint and Tony get laid, have fun, and eventually fall in love, but not necessarily with each other. Polyamory, friendship, and different kinds of love.

compromising factors and The Moral of the Story (Clint Barton/Phil Coulson): Sequels in my darker/more amoral SHIELD 'verse. Featuring non-sexual submission.

The Cousin of Death: In which Tony Stark is a slave owner who likes to be held down, Steve will always fight for freedom, Phil lost his ideals but regains them, and Bruce sets interesting legal precedents. A slavery AU and a WIP, so be warned on both fronts.

To Being an Us (For Once) (Clint Barton/Phil Coulson): Clint's been keeping a few things in the dark. Fortunately, it's the season of lights. (Or: four times that someone used the Avengers to make a statement, and one time that Clint made a statement of his own.) An Advent fic that deals with illness.

Fluffy Fics

Baby, It's Bad Out There (Clint Barton/Phil Coulson): A winter storm, a motel room with a handsome stranger, and a well-timed power outage: Clint kept trying to tell himself that he was catching a lucky break, not acting out the opening scenes for a cheap porno.

Feels So Good (Feelin' Good Again) (Clint Barton/Phil Coulson) Clint's home sick. Phil makes him chicken noodle soup. Foodporn, snuggles, and unadulterated schmoop ensue. Featuring gratuitous foodporn.

K-I-S-S-I-N-G (Clint Barton/Phil Coulson): It all starts with a baby in a baby carriage. Phil and Clint go about everything backwards, but at least they end up in the right place.

Kinky/Porny Fics

Unforeseen Applications (Clint Barton/Tony Stark): Clint has unusual fantasies; Tony has unusual abilities. This works out in everyone's favor. (Alternately: "Consentacles!")

equilibrium constant (Bruce Banner/Tony Stark): All Bruce had to do was maintain equilibrium. Easy. Predicament bondage and intelligence!kink.

Epergne (Clint Barton/Phil Coulson/Steve Rogers/Tony Stark): Clint, Phil, and Steve enjoy a delicious spread of meze. Tony's the guest of honor (and the serving platter). Foodporn with a side of mildly kinky sexporn.

Satiety (Steve Rogers/Tony Stark): From a kinkmeme prompt: "Tony builds a fucking machine designed specifically for Steve. It fucks him for hours, through multiple orgasms until he's sore to the point of crying and begs for it to stop. Once Steve can't come anymore, Tony unties him and plays with his sore hole. Then he fucks him. Afterwards, he licks his cum out of Steve." Contains exactly what it says on the box.

Pocket Full of Stones (Phil Coulson/Tony Stark): Tony makes a decision that's hard for him to accept. Phil takes his punishment out of his hands. D/s play and second-person POV.

In-Flight Entertainment (Phil Coulson/Tony Stark, Clint Barton/Phil Coulson): Tony has to hitch a ride home in the Quinjet, and he's bored. Coulson keeps him entertained. An audience may or may not be involved. (Basically, just an excuse for shameless Quinjet smut.)
sinope: a hundred thousand fireflies (A hundred thousand fireflies)
2012-08-26 05:27 pm
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FIC: "Perfect," Avengers, Hawkeye/Phil Coulson

Title: Perfect
Pairing: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, R
Length: 8,271 words
Summary: "But you were at least interested in men, right?" In which Loki left Clint with an extra gift, and everything is perfect, right up until it isn't.

Note: This fic deals with issues of sexuality and a subject that may be interpreted as dub-con. Please see the endnotes for spoilery warnings if you're concerned about triggers. It's also not exactly a happy story.

This is one of those stories that I'm really proud of.

Also available at the AO3.

'Let me know if I'm hurting you,' Clint says. )
sinope: a hundred thousand fireflies (A hundred thousand fireflies)
2012-08-22 12:07 am
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FIC: "everyone has a price," Avengers, Hawkeye/Phil Coulson

Title: everyone has a price
Pairing: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, PG-13
Length: 1705 words
Summary: "It's my job to figure out what we can give you that HYDRA can't, and to promise it upon successful completion of your mission." A slightly unusual recruitment.

Note: Everyone's a little bit darker in this ficlet. (I blame the inspiration of infiniteeight's fabulous Guarantee.) No real warnings, though. Many thanks to marmolita for her editor's eyes.

Also available at the AO3.

'A beautiful weapon shouldn't be broken.' )
sinope: a hundred thousand fireflies (A hundred thousand fireflies)
2012-08-20 09:58 pm
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FIC: "The Sixth of July," Avengers, Foursome

Title: The Sixth of July
Pairing: Clint Barton/Phil Coulson, Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, and the various permutations thereof
Length: 14,206 words
Summary: Clint loves Phil; Phil has a Captain America kink; Tony likes sex. Omelets, Duck Hunt, power outages, and a very happy birthday ensue.

Note: This started as an idea for a PWP about Clint/Phil and Steve/Tony as established couples who spend an evening together. It ended up having even more lead-up sex, lots of fluffy feelings (especially of the C/C variety), exploration of polyamory, and just a bit of Steve hero worship. Despite the fact that it's mostly filthy smut, I'm actually pretty proud of it.

Fic contains various kinks, but everything's consensual; if you're concerned about triggers, everything is listed in the endnotes.

Also available at the AO3.

It starts like this: 'I watched you while you were sleeping.' )
sinope: a hundred thousand fireflies (A hundred thousand fireflies)
2012-08-20 09:50 pm
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FIC: "Something More," Avengers, Hawkeye/Phil Coulson

Title: Something More
Pairing: Hawkeye (Clint Barton)/Phil Coulson. Explicit.
Length: 2811 words
Summary: In the wake of an awkward sex-pollen-enhanced afternoon, Phil invites Clint up for a sandwich. Chocolate, kisses, and blowjobs eventually happen.

Note: Fluffy fluff. :-D Part of my ongoing Salted Caramel series.

Also available at the AO3.

He wonders idly whether he’s propositioned Phil enough times in the past twelve hours that a marriage proposal would sound out of place. )
sinope: a hundred thousand fireflies (A hundred thousand fireflies)
2012-08-20 09:42 pm
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FIC: "Tilting into the Wind," Avengers, Steve Rogers/Natasha Romanov

Title: Tilting into the Wind
Pairing: Steve Rogers/Natasha Romanov. Explicit.
Length: 2066 words
Summary: Steve wants to stop time for a little while. Natasha helps.

Note: So [personal profile] quigonejinn wrote All things are well, which is amazing and heart-shattering, and I told her that it made me want to give Steve some nice fluffy sex to cheer him up. Then this happened, and "fluffy" isn't quite the right word for "Natasha fists Steve gently until he cries." Oops. Anyway, this story can be read as a stand-alone.

Also available at the AO3.

He's suddenly reminded of the time that Natasha taught him to pilot the Quinjet, one hand on his shoulder as he took the pilot's seat. )
sinope: a hundred thousand fireflies (A hundred thousand fireflies)
2012-08-20 09:32 pm
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FIC: "if you do it right, it is sublime," Avengers, Hawkeye/Phil Coulson

Title: if you do it right, it is sublime
Pairing: Hawkeye (Clint Barton)/Phil Coulson. Explicit.
Length: 4194 words
Summary: He’s had far too few good men in his life, he tells himself, wincing at the way the handcuffs are biting into Clint’s skin. He deserves at least one.

Note: This is a sex pollen fic, which means fundamental issues of consent, so be warned. That said, Phil is very aware of those issues, and I would not personally classify what happens as dub-con or non-con.

Also available at the AO3.

Hydration and lubrication. He can do that. )
sinope: a hundred thousand fireflies (Default)
2012-08-20 09:19 pm
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FIC: "Combat Ready," Avengers, Hawkeye/Phil Coulson

Title: Combat Ready
Pairing: Hawkeye (Clint Barton)/Phil Coulson. PG-13.
Length: 1061 words
Summary: Tony makes Coulson a field suit. Then he ends up enjoying the sight of it a bit too much for Clint's comfort.

Note: Another fluffy cookie for the #feelschatters. :-)

Also available at the AO3.

'I maintain, Man of Iron, that a flowing mantle would but enhance his virile form.' )
sinope: a hundred thousand fireflies (A hundred thousand fireflies)
2012-08-20 06:34 pm

Avengers fic poll!

I posted a poll about where to post my fic over on LJ; you can comment anonymously if you don't have an account there. Would appreciate responses.
sinope: a hundred thousand fireflies (A hundred thousand fireflies)
2012-06-16 03:49 pm
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FIC: "Conviction," Avengers, Hawkeye/Phil Coulson, SPOILERS

Hey look, I ficced again. Twice. (Though the other one's a silly cookie.)

Title: Conviction
Pairing: Hawkeye (Clint Barton)/Phil Coulson, Clint Barton/PJ. Mature.
Length: 8,407 words
Summary: Coulson gets reborn as a kid named PJ, Hawkeye's biggest fan. Now all he has to do is convince Clint to give him a shot. History repeats itself, but it takes time.

Note: Based on dizmo's scenario in Biggest Fan, but set a further ten years in the future. Can be read as a standalone. Immeasurable thanks to everyone in #feelschat for the cheerleading, but particularly to Erin for inspiring and encouraging all the PJ fic.

Also available at the AO3.

He dreams about driving through the desert with Clint, bickering, debating the idea that the world still needs superheroes. )
sinope: a hundred thousand fireflies (A hundred thousand fireflies)
2012-06-16 03:33 pm
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FIC: "Taming Tigers," Avengers, Hawkeye/Phil Coulson

Title: Taming Tigers
Pairing: Hawkeye (Clint Barton)/Phil Coulson. Mature.
Length: 758 words
Summary: Clint Barton has hidden talents. Such as a lack of gag reflex.

Note: A light cookie (or, as #feelschat called it, "a chocolate chip cookie with cayenne") for ladydeathfaerie.

Also available at the AO3.

'Now I know you're bullshitting me,' the trainee says. 'All that sword-swallowing stuff is just sleight of hand.' )
sinope: [believe] (believe)
2012-05-26 12:09 am
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Hi, new Avengers fandom!

Halp, I got eaten by a fandom. (Seriously, I haven't been this into a fandom -- reading, writing, thinking thinky things -- since Harry Potter, and it's been years and years since I was this passionate there. It's . . . fun, and scary, and really fun. Soon I'll be making Avengers icons and everything!)

Because I don't know how much of my flist is into Avengers, I've been starting to Tumble most Avengers-related stuff, like a post tonight about Loki, his altar in the museum, and the archaeology thereof. Who are y'all on Tumblr? Anywhere I should be following beyond Tumblr and AO3?
sinope: a hundred thousand fireflies (Default)
2012-05-25 12:50 am
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FIC: "Five Avengers Darcy Never Slept With," Avengers, Darcy/Bruce Banner

More fic! I guess this is what it's like to be back in a fandom that makes me want to write All the Things. :-)

Title: Five Avengers Darcy Never Slept With (and the one she might someday)
Pairing: Darcy Lewis/Bruce Banner, background Hawkeye (Clint Barton)/Phil Coulson. Mature.
Summary: The Avengers include some very, very attractive people. It's a good thing Darcy doesn't intend to sleep with any of them. (Or, The Self-Indulgent One Where Darcy Is One of Us.)

Note: This is set in the universe of Leaving Doubt to Fate, but it's stand-alone and parallel, so you don't need to have read it (though this will spoil its ending). Movie spoilers, regardless.

Potential trigger warning: casual discussion of verbal sexual harassment (because: Tony Stark).

Also available at the AO3.

Darcy's read her share of Captain America fanfic. )
sinope: [believe] (believe)
2012-05-20 05:46 pm
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FIC: "Leaving Doubt to Fate," Avengers, Hawkeye/Phil Coulson, SPOILERS

So, ah, I saw the Avengers. And then I started writing. And then it was over 16,000 words later, and I had this porny plotty D/s thing. Oops?

Title: Leaving Doubt to Fate
Pairing: Hawkeye (Clint Barton)/Phil Coulson, background Steve Rogers/Tony Stark. Explicit, with Dom/sub themes and play.
Summary: Clint doesn't have a functioning arm. Phil doesn't have a functioning body. They make it work.

Rejected titles for this story: "Ghost in the Machine," "How Clint Barton Got His Groove Back," "Phil Coulson Likes to Watch," "freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

Note: This is completely movieverse only; there are various comics shout-outs, but other elements (e.g. Hawkeye's childhood) are entirely different. Also, like Jeremy Renner but unlike the comics, Clint's left-handed.

Also available at the AO3.

Above a certain level of organizational importance, SHIELD agents don't get coffins. )
sinope: eat vegetables, not people (Eat vegetables not people.)
2012-04-26 06:13 pm

A domestic drama, in five acts.

Preface: On our wedding day, I started calling [personal profile] marphod "spousey" as a term of endearment. So since the obvious plural of "spouse" is "spice," and I contain multitudes (or something), he calls me his spicey in return. Now . . .

Silliness below the cut. )
sinope: [believe] (believe)
2011-09-04 10:28 pm

The Parable of the Baked Goods

Warning: You know how the Bible's parables often rely on agricultural knowledge that's totally alien to modern readers? Well, this does the same thing, except with culinary knowledge. I do try to explain the process of making each product, but it may not be very meaningful if you haven't experienced making them yourself.

Also, this is ridiculously long for a silly metaphor.

The Parable of the Baked Goods )

The Interpretation of the Parable )