MCU Fanfic Recs for the week of February 15, 2019.

Theme 1A: Bucky and Sam try to be bros

Decoy by [personal profile] chaya , T (Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson; Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Steve needs a lot of saving. Usually from women trying to get into his pants. Sam is a good friend.

Something Borrowed  by [personal profile] emilianadarling , G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Sam’s taking Steve as a guest to his sister’s wedding, but first he and Bucky have a few things to sort out.

Soft Spot for the Hell Raisin’ Boy  by [personal profile] ifeelbetter , not rated (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). The Winter Soldier tries to tell Sam how to be Steve’s best friend.

Theme 1B: Bucky and Clint try to be bros

With My Head And Hands  by [personal profile] aeolian , T (no romantic relationship). If you read Tales of Suspense #100 and wanted more of Clint and Bucky being disasters together, this is the fic for you.

Theme 2: Slightly More Serious

Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen by LauraJV ([personal profile] jacquez ), E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Bucky Barnes and the Great Sexuality Crisis of 1938.

My Ghosts are Six Feet Under by [personal profile] what_alchemy , G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Steve and Bucky are reunited in the present with Becca, and then with each other.

Greetings to the New Brunette by [personal profile] musesfool , G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Accidental baby acquisition leads to marriage.

To fill it up with something  by [personal profile] caughtinanocean , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). A fateful encounter with Dr. Strange leaves the Winter Soldier transformed, and Bucky Barnes reunites with Steve Rogers in a most unexpected way.

Theme 3: Modern and No-Powers Hijinks

Brooklyn Baby by sprinkle_of_cinnamon, M (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes, shrunkyclunks). The one where Bucky has no idea that all his friends are Avengers and Gabe Jones can’t pronounce the word “incubus”.

Bait and Switch by [personal profile] galwednesday , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes, shrinkyclinks). "Post-action tacos?” Tony suggested. “I’m thinking that place by Fordham. BattleBot, you in?” “Can’t,” the Soldier said, typing something into his phone. “I have a date.” Tony stopped talking for an entire three seconds. “You. Have a date.”

Snoogums-Boogums, You’re the Apple of my Eye by [personal profile] galwednesday , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Steve calls his significant other all sorts of mushy pet names on the phone. His coworkers are not sure what to expect when he brings “Jamie-baby” to the company holiday party.

I [Heart] You  by [personal profile] writeonclara , G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). “Steve’s been hit with a curse,” Natasha said. She said it calmly, so Bucky didn’t immediately go flying out of the apartment to tear apart the Tower in search of Steve. Then again, Natasha would probably be calm if New York City spontaneously burst into flames. He lowered the coffee pot and squinted at her. “Of course he has,” he said. He felt, abruptly, exhausted. “What is it?” “The witch kept ranting about sexual repression and archaic moral principles,” she continued blithely.

Scandal  and Damage Control  by [personal profile] biblionerd07 , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Two boys are caught "getting fresh" in the Captain America exhibit, and Steve has to make a statement to the press. He doesn't quite stick to Pepper's script.

Agent Galaga Already Knows The Old Saying About Russia and Winter  by [personal profile] darth_stitch , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes; Steve Rogers/Agent Galaga; Steve Rogers/Maria Hill). Steve HAS, in fact, kissed someone(s) since 1945.

Theme 4: Cuddle Pollen

Fluff  by [personal profile] morethanslightly , E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). “Dr. Foster, this is a tower full of highly trained soldiers, spies, and geniuses. If we can’t track down and subdue a frith—um, small Asgardian mammal, then nobody can,” Steve says. He tries to look reassuring. It must not be working. She’s still looking around like it might pop out at any moment.

Unusual Weather  by [personal profile] novembersmith , E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Bucky’s been at the Avengers Tower for three weeks before he finally gives in to Steve’s gentle coaxing and Stark’s cheerful waving of fistfuls of circuits, and lets them scan the arm. It doesn’t go well.
MCU Fanfic Recs for the week of February 8, 2019

Theme 1: Genfic (Mostly)

Five Reactions to Pepper’s New PA  by [personal profile] gladdecease , G (no romantic relationship). Pepper has very exacting standards for who can become her personal assistant. Good thing Bucky meets all the criteria.

young hearts to yourselves be true  by [personal profile] ninemoons42 , G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Steve and Bucky get de-aged.

Geriatric Road Trip, 2015  by [personal profile] what_alchemy , not rated (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Bucky and Steve are reunited with Bucky’s siblings.

Mama Bear  by Dira Sudis (dsudis), T (Clint Barton/Laura Barton). How the Black Widow became Auntie Nat.

Theme 2: Longer and Plottier

you’re gonna give your love to me  by [personal profile] irnan , M (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes/Natasha Romanoff). Natasha goes to Steve and Bucky’s house to wait out having been sex pollen-ed.

If Only In My Dreams  by [personal profile] odetteandodile , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes; Sam Wilson/Natasha Romanoff; Tony Stark/Pepper Potts). Bucky and Sam have to pretend to be married in order to land a book deal, which would be easier if their guests didn’t include a devastatingly handsome war hero, a beautiful photographer, and Tony Stark.

Hello To High And Dry  by herecomesbucktofuckshitup, E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes; background relationships). When Steve and his buddies formed the boy band Howling Commandos, they got Peggy Carter as their manager. When Bucky made his break as pop star James Winter, he got Alexander Pierce as his manager.

Lessons Are So Cold  by herecomesbucktofuckshitup, E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes, background relationships). Steve knows that someone has to go undercover at the local high school, and he knows that he was the right person for the job. He just wishes he wasn't. And he really really wishes that the cute boy he'd hooked up with the night before his mission hadn't turned out to one of his teachers.

Theme 3: We Accidentally a Relationship

give me your answer do  and it won’t be a stylish marriage  by [personal profile] lazulisong , G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Steve and Bucky get married so they can visit each other in medical.

right time, wrong guy  by [personal profile] everybodylies , G (Bucky Barnes/Sam Wilson; T’Challa/Sam Wilson; Bucky Barnes/T’Challa; Steve Rogers/T’Challa). Sam and Bucky fight over a lot of things: legroom, the TV remote… the King of Wakanda…

There is no Steve-and-Tony. Only Steve. Only Tony.  by scribblywobblytimeylimey, not rated, and There is no Tony-and-Steve. Only Tony. Only Steve.  by [personal profile] 27dragons , not rated (Steve Rogers/Tony Stark). Steve and Tony have no romantic interest in each other. They aren’t sleeping with each other. And they definitely aren’t dating. That would be ridiculous.

Theme 4: Shorter and Funnier

the future’s so bright (I gotta wear shades)  by KiaraSayre, T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Bucky’s list of things that are great about the future.

As Time Goes By  by [personal profile] brenda , T, As Time Goes By (The Fundamental Things Apply Remix) by [personal profile] gladdecease , G, and As Time Goes By (The I Loved You First And Best Remix)  by [personal profile] smilebackwards , Not Rated (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). The Avengers start a team tradition of kissing Steve before the start of every mission.
Happy Femslash February!  The goal is to create at least two fanworks with wlw content during the month of February, and for extra credit, because February is black history month, to have wlw content featuring black women.

I didn't think I would be able to do two original works in one month, and I didn't know about the black history aspect until about five minutes ago, so for my first post, I offer a selection of wlw fanfic recs:

Theme 1: Domestic Fluff

Living Arrangements  by [personal profile] netgirl_y2k , T (Peggy Carter/Angie Martinelli). We’re the last people to realize we’re married.

After the Applause  by [community profile] tartanfics , T (Peggy Carter/Angie Martinelli). Angie doesn't have anyone waiting for her out in the audience. She didn't get to tell Peggy she finally got a part in a show; Peggy wasn't there to tell. She ran lines with Sarah from 4A. There's been not a word from Peggy, nothing, after Angie went to all the trouble of calling up her family and finding Peggy a way out of the city.

The Spy Always Gets the Girl  by perpetfic, T (Peggy Carter/Angie Martinelli). Peggy and Angie settle into life in that huge, ridiculous house.

Everybody Here is Watching You (Cause You Feel Like Home)  by [personal profile] lady_ragnell , G (Peggy Carter/Angie Martinelli). Angie gets a role in the Captain America picture.

rather useless  by scriptmanip, G (Peggy Carter/Angie Martinelli). Peggy has very clearly not thought this through.

Theme 2: Action and Adventure

back in line for love again and just call my name, i’ll be there in a hurry  by [personal profile] defcontwo , G and M (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes, rule 63). But in the end, what matters is this: Stella Rogers walked out of that camp in Azzano a chorus girl and walked back into it a war hero.

Everybody Hit The Compound  by [personal profile] ballantine, Not Rated (Peggy Carter/Angie Martinelli). The cast of Agent Carter do M.A.S.H.

and you bring me home  by [community profile] steveandbucky , T (Peggy Carter/Angie Martinelli). Whatever the Peggy!Cap, Cartinelli version of shrunkyclunks is, that’s what this is.

A Minor Distraction  by [personal profile] brilligspoons , T (Peggy Carter/Natasha Romanoff). Rumors about an organization experimenting with the super soldier serum bring Peggy to Russia, where she meets a young factory worker who may be more than she seems.

fight like girls for our place at the table  by [personal profile] napricot , E (Sharon Carter/Natasha Romanoff). I know I’ve recced this one before but it’s a really outstanding example in its field. Sharon and Natasha come together, during and after the events of CA:TWS.

Theme 3: Young Love

baby, we’ve got new love  by sevensevan, T (Michelle Jones/Shuri). MJ and Shuri have crushes on each other; Peter just wants to help.

you can’t dance and stay uptight  by [personal profile] gsparkle , T (Kate Bishop/America Chavez). We were dancing but all of a sudden it’s a slow song and we’re standing here awkwardly staring at each other

there’s a girl who’s close to me  by [personal profile] gsparkle , T (Mantis/Nebula). Nebula may not have been Thanos’ smartest daughter, or strongest, but the one thing she’s always had over Gamora is the hardness of her heart.  Bugborg is such a cute ship, I was really surprised there wasn't more of it.

with the blue mascara on  by [personal profile] heliantheae , M (Kate Bishop/America Chavez). Kate meets a cute girl at the gym. Kate meets a woman with glowing eyes in an alley. These two things probably aren’t related.


For the week of Friday, January 25, 2019.  Various ships and gen, old and new fics.

Theme 1: Recovering Bucky


Under Ice  by fmo, G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Despite everyone's best efforts, the thing that seems to cheer up Sad Cap the most is talking to the amnesiac assassin in the cell downstairs. And, even stranger, seems like Cap's actually managing to charm the Winter Soldier into chatting with him like a normal person.

Source Decay  by [personal profile] psikeval , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Slowly, and never quite the way Steve imagined, Bucky comes home.

and I’m so willing to care for you  by rooonil_waazlib, T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Bucky is a crazy cat guy.

The Way Up  by [personal profile] dirtybinary , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). It's a long road to recovery, but Bucky's got this. Breaking into Steve's apartment sounds like a good start.

дорогой  by [personal profile] smilebackwards , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). “The Winter Soldier disappeared off the grid right around when you were found in the ice,” Natasha said. “There was some concern that you were his next mission.” Steve wanted to know who decided to keep him off the Need To Know list on that little gem of information. “Well,” he said, “He didn’t seem too interested in killing me today.”

Theme 2: Modern Hijinks & Shenanigans

A Night On The Town  by TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel, T (no romantic relationship). Tony Stark takes Steve and Bucky out for a night on the town. Possibly he regrets this.

The Kinsey Scale  by JulieCox, T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Bucky takes a quiz to find out where he sits on the Kinsey Scale.

a captain, a killing machine, and the homosexual agenda  by cosetties, T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Stucky vs tabloid media: “No, the serum didn’t ‘make us queer’—do you know how sexuality works?”

thirteen ways of looking at a banana  and time flies like a banana  by [personal profile] surgicalstainless , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Banana fic.

Theme 3: Pre-War Adventure

To The End, Against Odds Uncounted  by [personal profile] rosalui , T (no romantic relationship). Sarah Rogers was three months pregnant when she donned trousers and stood on a cold Manhattan sidewalk with a sign that read Mr. President, Give Women the Vote! while street urchins threw pebbles at her to the encouragement of the police.

Gravitation  by odsbodkins, E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Steve and Bucky are in art class when they hear the news about Pearl Harbor.

Cross The Same River Twice  by [personal profile] littlerhymes , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). In the fall of 1940, a stranger with Bucky's face saves Steve and Bucky's lives.

Theme 4: Multiple Steves

Stay With Me (home is where your mind is.)  by sara_holmes, M (Steve Rogers/Tony Stark). The one where Steve doesn’t quite die, but meets a bunch of other Steves from across the multiverse anyway.

A Fistful of Steves: This Town Ain’t Big Enough  by [personal profile] raikishi  and [personal profile] teaberryblue , T (Steve Rogers/Tony Stark). When Tony Stark takes a bullet intended for Steve Rogers, he wakes up in a world entirely peopled by alternate incarnations of everyone's favorite Star-Spangled Man.
Week of January 18, 2019.  Mostly Stucky, sorry not sorry.

Theme 1: Bucky in Bucharest

Get Scrooged  by albymangroves, leveraghunters, T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). There’s a terrible bureaucratic snafu, and Bucky Barnes is scheduled to be visited in Bucharest by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet To Come.

an irrevocable condition  by [personal profile] layersofsilence , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Bucky, in Bucharest.

Theme 2: Modern-Day Fluff

Mistake on the Part of Nature  by idiopathicsmile, T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Bucky finds out about modern bananas.

Cafe Au Ecoute  by littlesystems, T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes, shrunkyclunks). No matter where Steve goes, there's always the chance that he'll overhear a conversation about himself - or rather, Captain America. This coffee shop is no different. The fact that he keeps eavesdropping well past the point of plausible deniability is another matter entirely.

last night while I slept, they rearranged the streets  by [personal profile] musesfool , G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). The one where Steve and Bucky are the last of the team to know that they are dating each other.

sic gorgiamos allos subjectatos nunc  by [personal profile] stevergrsno , G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). The thing about Julie’s family is that they have some fucking Addams Family level of weird members.

The Winter Soldier vs. Twitter (hashtag BuckRogers)  by [personal profile] galwednesday , M (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Steve and Bucky announce their relationship in a very dignified press conference. Bucky then replies to every goddamn tweet asking him to confirm it with a different dirty euphemism. Things escalate from there.

Let’s Fall in Love  by Desdemon, T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Bucky attempts to demonstrate to Steve the moves he used to put on girls back in the day.

Theme 3: Winter Soldier Kidfic

All The Leaves Are Brown (And the sky is gray)  by AvocadoLove, T (no romantic pairing). Winter Soldier kidfic, the Bucky & Tony version.

I’ll build a house inside of you  by [personal profile] magdaliny , T (Natasha Romanoff/Kate Bishop). Winter Soldier kidfic, the Bucky & Natasha version.

Theme 4: Pre-War Fluff

if the bad times are coming let ‘em come  by suzukiblu, E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes, shrinkyclinks). So listen, this is a little more explicit than I normally rec but I just really love this fic. I think the tags say it best: Steve Rogers is not a virgin; but the Winter Soldier kind of is.

Take Your Time Coming Home  by [personal profile] odetteandodile , M (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Steve pines for Bucky without even knowing he's pining for Bucky thanks to a series of letters and an unusual roommate arrangement in 1930's Brooklyn.

Theme 5: Modern-Day Non-Fluff

I’ll Be A Thorn In Your Side  by [personal profile] th_esaurus , M (Steve Rogers/Brock Rumlow). Steve and Brock are fuck buddies, prior to the events of CATWS.

The Age of Accountability  by [personal profile] lauralot , G (no romantic relationship). Steve and Natasha track down the traitorous STRIKE team members, but they’ve turned into children. Interesting examination of the nature vs. nurture debate.
MCU Fanfic Recs for January 11, 2019.

Theme 1: Of Course It's Still Christmas!

lights at two dollars a strand  by [personal profile] legete , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Steve and Bucky don’t mean to decorate for Christmas. It just kind of happens.

o holy  by [personal profile] orange_crushed , G (Steve Rogers & Bucky Barnes). Steve Rogers: Kind of a Shitty Angel.

’Twas the Night Before Christmas  by [personal profile] coffeejunkii , T (Clint Barton/Phil Coulson). Phil and Clint stay up late to wait for Santa

The Anti-Christmas Season  by [personal profile] tamnation , T (Clint Barton/Phil Coulson). Clint and Phil unite in their dislike for Christmas and discover feelings for each other along the way

Theme 2: Alien Invasions and Other Horros

marvellous radio, wonderful radio  by [personal profile] brideofquiet , E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). It’s kind of hard to keep having sex when there’s an alien invasion occurring.

(don’t pay no mind to) the demons they fill you with fear  by [personal profile] bendingwind , T (Clint Barton/Phil Coulson). Pacific Rim AU: Clint makes his way out to the coasts, building walls with other assholes who’ve given up hope.

What do you mean we left Clint on Mars?  by sara_holmes, T (Bucky Barnes/Clint Barton; Steve Rogers/Tony Stark). The Martian AU.  (Hey, humans going to Mars totally counts as an alien invasion!)

what is hidden in the snow comes forth in the thaw  by [personal profile] noncorporealform , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). First, I wanted to write Dyatlov Pass fic. Then I read this and realized there was no way I could do it better than it had already been done.

Theme 3: Found Families and Happy Endings

I’ve Been Careless With a Delicate Man  by [personal profile] paraxdisepink , M (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Steve lets SHIELD think he and Bucky were boyfriends so they’ll let him see the Winter Soldier in medical.

family means no one gets left behind or forgotten  by cosmicocean, T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). The one where Steve adopts a whole bunch of LGBT+ teens.

an exceedingly mutually understood and well coordinated time  by [personal profile] prim_the_amazing , M (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes/Sam Wilson/Natasha Romanoff). It’s about a week into ‘Sam and Steve’s Grand Road Trip Adventure To Hunt Down and Shoot A Net At Captain America’s Murder Ex and Drag Him Back Into a Loving Relationship Kicking and Shrieking’ that the telepathic stirrings between them actually start to register for Sam.

Theme 4: These Ones Are Serious

fight like girls for our place at the table  by [personal profile] napricot , E (Sharon Carter/Natasha Romanoff, background Stucky). Unenviable security details, awkward dinner parties, and double dating. Wait, does raiding Hydra bunkers count as a date? Two underdeveloped canon characters get some real development and a chance to shine.

seasons change (but people don’t)  by ftmsteverogers, E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Bucky buys Steve too-tight undershirts and ace bandages to flatten down any amorphous femininity beneath his shirt.  He cuts off Steve's pigtails over the bathroom sink, slicks back his blond hair with pomade.

Except it Abide in the Vine  by [personal profile] spitandvinegar , M (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson, Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes/Sam Wilson, various others). Sam Wilson, and a whole bunch of Buckys and Steves.




For the week of Friday, January 4, 2019.  Uhhhh, how is it 2019 already?  I swear Y2K was just yesterday.  Anyway, mostly Stucky this week, sorry not sorry.

Short & Sweet

old people love bingo  by [personal profile] lazulisong , G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson & Bucky Barnes). Steve goes on a mission, leaving Sam and Bucky to play bingo and charm the old people into giving them cookies

from scratch  by [personal profile] verity , G (background Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes mentioned). Bucky, Sam, and Natasha decide to bake Steve a birthday cake

“Lunch”  by [personal profile] cleo4u2  and [personal profile] xantissa , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes, shrinkyclinks). Unknown Number: You think I'm an anorexic, alcoholic cannibal, and you want to go out with me? Shrinkyclinks wrong number AU.

cursed fork  by [personal profile] canistakahari , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). There is a cursed fork in Steve’s cutlery drawer. It is too small, and slightly bent, like Steve accidentally warped it and then inexpertly bent it back into shape with his enormous shovel hands. It does not match any of the other cutlery. It only has three tines. Bucky hates it.

The Turducken  by [community profile] mambo , G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes, shrunkyclunks). Captain America saves his love interest from Thanksgiving dinner. I commissioned this fic from the author to honor the victims of the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Short & Thought-Provoking

A Thought Once Uttered  by [personal profile] chantefable  and [personal profile] vaysh , G (Natasha Romanoff & Bucky Barnes). 1976, the USSR, Stagnation era. Summer in the city.

Ambition and History  by [personal profile] quigonejinn , T (background relationships). Christine is asked to help on the Maria Stark angle. Lots of pictures. That's what they have in mind. It's a shit assignment, and Christine knows it. In which Christine Everhart does a lot of digging into the Stark family’s history, and isn’t sure what she finds.

Long & Sweet

Rogers & Barnes: Partners  by trieduntrue, T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Fake dating but with a complication: Steve is asexual. This one spoke to me because, like the Steve in this fic, I spent a long time thinking there was something wrong with me when really I am just a biromantic, sex-repulsed asexual.

where the summer goes  by [personal profile] notlucy , E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Sometimes you just want a no-powers college AU where Bucky is full of privilege and ennui and Steve is Steve. Unfinished, but not unresolved.

Long & Plotty


Nietzsche is Dead  by [community profile] mambo , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Bucky lives six blocks away and it’s better than anything Steve could’ve ever hoped for.

Blank Slate  by [personal profile] sariane , G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). When Steve looks up at him, his eyes are slow to focus on Bucky. Steve sends him a blank look. “Who’s Steve?” he asks. Bucky’s heart sinks.

Out of the Dead Land  by emilyenrose, E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Someone is building machines that look and act like people. Meanwhile, the Winter Soldier tries to be Bucky Barnes.

to memory now I can’t recall  by [personal profile] etharei , E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey, the Sergeant Barnes trades places with the Winter Soldier version

To Live It Again Is Past All Endeavor  by [personal profile] trinityofone , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey, the Steve & Bucky trade places with Cap & the Winter Soldier version




My new fic is up:

Holly, Jolly

No Yuletide dinner in the House of Odin
is complete without __Ugly Holiday Sweaters___
and __An accidental marriage or two___.

Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Archive Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Categories: F/F, F/M, M/M, Multi
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Relationships: Tony Stark/Stephen Strange; James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers; Gamora/Peter Quill; Mantis/Nebula (Marvel); Frigga | Freyja/Odin (Marvel); Jane Foster/Darcy Lewis/Thor
Characters: Tony Stark; Stephen Strange; Steve Rogers; James "Bucky" Barnes; Bruce Banner; Wanda Maximoff; Pietro Maximoff; Clint Barton; Sam Wilson (Marvel); Thor (Marvel); Natasha Romanov (Marvel); Gamora (Marvel); Nebula (Marvel); Mantis (Marvel); Rocket Raccoon; Drax the Destroyer; Loki (Marvel); Jane Foster (Marvel); Darcy Lewis; Groot (Marvel); Original Cat Character(s)
Additional Tags: Everything is Beautiful and Nothing Hurts; oh no there was only one bed; Pillow Fights; Drunkenness; Accidental Marriage; Ugly Holiday Sweaters; Fluff; Fade to Black; not canon-compliant with anything
So I know there is no real reblog function on here, which is kind of the only thing I miss about tumblr even a little bit, but anyway here is a link to [personal profile] thingswithwings ' post about Steve Rogers' 1930s/1940s neighborhood and how queer it was.
Week of Friday, December 28, 2018.  Various ships, old and new fics.

Weirdly Specific Theme #1: Bucky is a Selkie

buachaill sciobail  and teach your man to fish  by silentwalrus, not rated and T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Bucky is a selkie, the hysterically funny version

the sirens and the thunder  by [personal profile] legete , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Bucky is a selkie, the poignant version

Weirdly Specific Theme #2: Coulson is a Gentleman Detective

Murder at the Savoy Hotel  by orderlychaos, T (Phil Coulson/Clint Barton). Coulson is a gentleman detective, the Christie-esque version

The Clockwork Murders  by [personal profile] selenay , M (Phil Coulson/Clint Barton, Pepper Potts/Tony Stark, Natasha Romanoff/Darcy Lewis). Coulson is a gentleman detective, the steampunk version

Slightly Less Specific Theme #3: Stucky as Childhood Classic Literature

Family Placement  by [personal profile] notlucy , E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes, Natasha Romanoff/Sam Wilson). Did you, like me, ever read the Little House on the Prairie series and then wish it was queerer and more diverse? Have, like, a whole box of hankies handy when you read this fic, it is a thing of perfection and beauty

a marvellous gift  by [personal profile] biblionerd07 , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Bucky is cursed by the evil warlock Zola to obey any orders he receives (Ella Enchanted AU). Anyone who has played D&D with me will understand why I was particularly interested in Sam and Steve’s Manticore discourse

Slightly Less Specific Theme #4:  Jewish Bucky

A Little More Light  by EvensDramaticShenanigans, G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). It’s Steve’s first holiday season without his Ma, and Bucky invites him to spend Hanukkah with the Barnes family

The Name in the Mouth  by Rave, M (no relationship). Bucky reflects on his past, and re-learns who he wants to be now.

Fic Self-Rec

Dec. 23rd, 2018 07:37 pm
ladivvinatravestia: (Default)
We'll Have to Muddle Through Somehow

Summary:
Bucky always gives Steve socks for Christmas. Steve always gives Bucky a book. It's tradition. But maybe this year they can start a new tradition, too.
Rating:
Teen And Up Audiences
Archive Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Category: M/M
Fandoms: Captain America - All Media Types; Marvel Cinematic Universe
Relationship: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
Characters: Steve Rogers; James "Bucky" Barnes; Clint Barton; Laura Barton; Natasha Romanov (Marvel); Sam Wilson (Marvel); Cooper Barton; Lila Barton; Nathaniel Pietro Barton
Additional Tags: Christmas Fluff; Friends to Lovers; Sharing a Bed; Implied Sexual Content; Background Relationships; Kid Fic; Steve and Nat are bros
Language: English
For the week of Friday, December 21, 2018

Feels-y

Pure as the driven slush  by Odsbodkins, E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Bucky finds out that Steve is going to queer bars. It takes him a painfully long time to figure out how he feels about this.

like setting off fire crackers at midnight  and wires crossed in the heart  by what_alchemy, both E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). The one where the story is the same one you know, but Bucky is a woman.

Here I Dreamt I Was A Soldier  by SugarFey, M (Natasha Romanoff/Clint Barton, Carol Danvers/Jessica Drew). The women of Marvel work at Bletchley Park.

Winter’s Children  by Neery, E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). The Winter Soldier and a whole bunch of Hydra-trained, child clones of Steve.

Funny

Well, That’s One Way to Come Out of the Closet  by sparkling_cider, T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Steve is nineteen and skinny and asthmatic and he's just been rejected by some girl whose name Bucky doesn't even remember. Bucky, as Steve's best friend, has the semi-official duty of reassuring Steve that She Doesn't Deserve Him and She Has a Mean Older Brother and She's Ugly Anyway.

Even the clearest water, if deep enough, can drown  by lanyon, M (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Bucky and Tony accidentally become soul-bonded. They are not happy about it.

The Comedy Is That It’s Serious  by [personal profile] musesfool , T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Steve’s efforts to apprehend the Winter Soldier are complicated by sex pollen.

Dream Dancing  by [personal profile] debwalsh , G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Steve and Bucky move to a small town and (re)learn to dance.

you just need to breathe to feel my heart against yours now  T and i will love you without a single string attached M by quidhitch (Steve Rogers/Tony Stark). Steve and Tony get engaged, then married. That’s it. That’s the fic.

Sway through the crowd to an empty space  by lanyon, T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Five tropes that didn’t get Steve and Bucky together and one that did.

For the week of December 14, 2018.  Old and new fics, multi ships.  I didn't cross-post to tumblr cause it's a pain in the neck.

The Right Thing in the Wrong Way  by igrockspock, T (Tony Stark/Pepper Potts). People don’t ask why Pepper sticks by Tony as often as they should, and if they did, she probably wouldn’t tell them the truth: that he’s never left her alone on the one day she actually needs him.

A Plethora of Peppers  by outtabreath, T (Tony Stark/Pepper Potts, mentions of Pepper Potts/Happy Hogan, Pepper Potts/Natasha Romanoff, and Pepper Potts/OMCs). Tony tries to invent a Star Trek-style transporter; instead he winds up with multiple alternate universe versions of Pepper. None of the Peppers is particularly impressed.

Feed The Body, Nourish The Soul  by copperbadge, T (no relationship). So listen, imagine if all your favourite Avengers were avant-garde chefs and hipster food truck operators instead, and then Loki wanted to come into their neighbourhood and open a mid-market chain restaurant. If you liked that, this is just the first in the Foodieverse series  by copperbadge and scifigrl47, mostly T (mostly gen or Steve Rogers/Tony Stark), all of which I highly recommend.

Mental Mimosas by Catchclaw. This is an extensive collection and not all MCU. Here are my top picks:
  • The Gift of the Geamhradh  T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). It was, without question, the part of being king he resented the most, for summer was the season in which each section of the kingdom sent to him their best and most beautiful, those whom each community had carefully chosen to be their representative in what was still seen as the most sacred and powerful of spaces: the royal harem.
  • A Date With A Haint  T (Steve Rogers/Tony Stark). “Let me get this straight,” Mr. Stark said. “You have a ghost?” “No, I don’t have a ghost,” Peter said, affronted. “It doesn’t belong to me. That’s absurd.”
  • Winter Come Early  T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Captain Rogers and Lieutenant Barnes build a new life after the American Civil War.
  • Afterthought  T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Because I literally cannot get enough of post-American Civil War AUs.
  • I Hate This, But I Love This, Too  T (Steve Rogers/Tony Stark). I’m sure we’re going to die any minute, so let me finally confess that I’ve had a crush on you for years.
Seahorses  by poppyfields13 and tinzelda, E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Bucky takes over as Captain America, Steve decides to adopt a baby. But will Steve and Bucky figure out their feelings for each other?! (Spoiler: of course they will)

Doing You Right in Shawsville  by james, T (Clint Barton/Phil Coulson). We had to pretend to be married for an op and, oops, I realized I have real feelings for you.

scenes from our mansion, after the war  by jaegermighty, T (Tony Stark/Pepper Potts). Tony and Pepper, trying to go back to normal after the events of IM3

Adventures in Dogsitting  by fabrega, G (Phil Coulson/Clint Barton). Phil Coulson has wrangled agents, soldiers, monsters, gods, and Tony Stark; he can undoubtedly handle Clint Barton’s dog.

we are thunder wrapped in cellophane  by cacchieressa, G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). This year, he’s got Bucky back, which means that no matter what they do, it’s going to be the best birthday Steve’s ever had.
Originally posted on my tumblr Friday, November 30, 2018. Multiple ships and genfic, old and new fics.  

Theme 1 - Fluffy and Light Hearted

Black AmEx by copperbadge​, G. Tony and Pepper give Bruce and Steve Black AmEx cards. Bruce and Steve go shopping.

he likes a boy in uniform by lazuli song, G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Bucky’s always been better than Steve at things like this; at pulling his collar just so and making his tie sit right. Bucky always looks sharp, a real dapper dresser.

Kissing Under the Mistletoe (and Other Christmassy Activities) by Selenay, T (Phil Coulson/Clint Barton). Barton, Coulson, home for the holidays fake relationship.

The Bechdel Test by Frea_O, G (no pairing). “See? You’re still doing it!” Stark stabbed an accusing finger at her. “You’re still talking about men. You need to expand your horizons, Hill. Look beyond the patriarchy, fight the power - “

Theme 2 - Thought-Provoking

Kaddish by Vongchild, G. Three generations of Starks reflect on what it means to them to be Jewish.

He’s in the army now, a-blowin reveille, G, and Dealing in Daughters and Destruction, T, by Mizbingley. Rule 63/cisswap, no romance. Stella Rogers’ relationship with Hannah and Toni Stark; Hannah and Toni’s relationship with each other. I’m very interested in cisswapped versions of the MCU characters.

Theme 3 - Plot and Adventure

A Memory Like a Haunting by thedarkcaustic​, E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Steve wakes up from a nightmare to find that not only is Bucky missing, nobody remembers him at all. And then things get interesting. Seriously you guys, this fic was SOOOOO good.

but hey, you’re all right by beardsley, T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). The one where the Winter Soldier is Steve’s mail-order Russian bride.

Lost Through the Night by caughtinanocean, T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Steve and Bucky lose each other, then get each other back again.

Gone Quiet by musesfool, G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Three times Steve and Bucky comforted/quieted each other.
Originally posted to my tumblr Friday, November 23, 2018. Various ships, new and old fics.

Theme 1: Spoop and Horror because OFC it’s still Hallowe’en

dreamed your dream, written your name by Janonny, author didn’t provide a rating but I’d call it M for spookiness (Steve Rogers/Tony Stark). A perfect balance of spooky/squicky and sad, and Steve and Tony actually - gasp - /talk/ to each other about their feelings arising out of Wanda’s visions in Age of Ultron.

From the pain I have been frozen into (I beg to be free) by cap-sweet-and-salty-sadness, E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). On the run from Hydra, James gets in a car accident during a snowstorm. He’s saved by a gentle and caring man who lives in a cabin in the middle of the woods. Why does he instantly trusts him, and why does he keep dreaming of a door in the basement that isn’t there? Excellent level of spookiness.

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me by SoftObsidian74, T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Bucky finally comes back from war. But he’s not alone. Steve doesn’t care; he made a promise and he plans to see it through, day or night. More excellently spooky stuff.

Theme 2: Fluff to Help Pretend it’s not the Middle of Winter

Bucky Barnes: Sunscreen Assassin by newsbypostcard, M (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Of course Steve won’t wear sunscreen. Like usual, it’s up to Bucky to protect Steve from the consequences of his own bad decisions.

Captain America and the Accidental Baby Acquisition by stevergrsno, G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). More fluff to brighten your winter. Does exactly what it says on the tin.

death of an artist by silentwalrus1, G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Steve and Bucky try to visit Monet’s Cottage at Giverny. Eerily reminiscent of my own recent travels in France.

Theme 3: Other Stuff I Liked This Week

And Has Time Enough by wanttobeatree, G (Steve Rogers/Tony Stark). Time Traveller’s Wife AU.

Don’t Go Wasting Your Emotion by elcorhamletlive, author didn’t provide a rating but I’d say T (Steve Rogers/Tony Stark). Tony keeps interrupting Steve’s dates. But he swears the first time was an accident.
Initially posted to tumblr November 16, 2018. Both newer and older fics, various ships.

To Safeguard These Things by lbmisscharlie, E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Steve and Bucky, before the war and during it. Lots and lots of feelings about art and Italy. Seriously, so much Italian art history. You may also experience feelings about the parallels between the lead-up to the war and where things are at in society right now; I sure did. Supporting appearances by slightly-bent!Howard Stark and super-soldier!Peggy Carter.

NEO: La Montan~a by krycek-asks , M (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Post-apocalyptic AU, very well-imagined world-building. Bucky Barnes loves science and he loves machines, so when an opening came up as resident engineer in charge of maintaining the all but forgotten optical telescopes high in the snowy mountains of San Pedro Martir in Baja California he jumps at the chance. Nothing but peaceful walks, the occasional puma and his robots observing the stars …. that is, until Steve Rogers shows up and ruins his pozole. Punk.

Cinematic by 51stCenturyFox, T (Steve Rogers/Tony Stark). Between missions to save the world, Steve starts to develop his career as…an actor?

Scents and Sensibility: The Working Assassin’s Guide to Supersoldier Seduction by silentwalrus1, galwednesday, and skellerbvvt, E (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Also very well-imagined world-building, though of the Ursula K. LeGuin-like variety. Steve’s just trying to get some kind of life together. Bucky is too, or at least he was until tall, blond and Captain shows up and starts just - being there, all the time. It’s terrible. It’s the worst. He has to do something about it. Lots and lots of descriptions of soft blankets, tasty foods, nice smells, and relaxing body and hair care products. Fruit and vegetable metaphors for, well, other things.

Phil Coulson Plus One by Tawabids, G (Phil Coulson/Clint Barton). Crazy Rich Coulsons; eldritch abominations.

Only Fools Rush In by victoria_p (musesfool), G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). We accidentally ended up married because both of us are too stubborn to back down from a dare.

Clint Barton and the Adventures in Terror Twin Rearing and Cassie Lang and the Adventures in Befriending Hundred Year Old Super Soldiers by stevergrsno, G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Steve and Bucky are de-aged and somehow Clint has to look after them. But they make friends with Cassie, which is exactly as cute as you’d think.

Hey Fred Astaire by mambo, G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Steve and Bucky get ready for a night out, then and now.
Initially posted to tumblr November 9, 2018. Various pairings, including no pairings at all.

Fight or Flyte by Theorytale, G. Turns out Loki is less interested in taking over the Earth on a regular basis and more interested in trading insults with Tony. Not tagged as Frostiron but I guess you could read it that way if you want. In honour of Loki getting their own TV show!!

Look baby, this is none of my business by StrawberryLane, T (Tony Stark/Bucky Barnes, Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Since when does Tony Stark have a boy-toy, anyway, and is said boy-toy really cheating on Stark with the maintenance man? Outsider POV.

That Takes the Cake by mambo, author didn’t provide a rating but I’d call it G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Wrong-number, meet-ugly, shrunkyclunks. “We have fifty boxes of cake mix and you needed to be here three hours ago.”

A Bird, A Spy, and a Supersoldier Walk Into a Bar by flightyrock, G. Sam and Natasha make Steve go to karaoke.

Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater by odette-and-odile, T (Cap!Steve Rogers/modern!Bucky Barnes). Bucky’s first impression of the tall, hot blonde guy is that he’s the only other person at Clint’s Halloween party who looks as awkward as Bucky feels.

His second impression is that the guy is about to cheat at a dumb game to avoid watching a scary movie.

As for third impressions and beyond? Well, things start looking up from there…


Ever a Surprise by Atsadi, G (Steve Rogers/Tony Stark). College AU. Tony needs a date to Jan’s Hallowe’en party. Good thing his new apartment came complete with a monster under the bed.
Initially posted to tumblr on Friday, November 2, 2018. Multi ships, old and new fics.

It Wakes the Seeds by Sharksdontsleep, T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Civil War AU. By which I mean, the Blue and the Grey and the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

they’re gonna send us to prison for jerks by napricot, T (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes), with extended scenes, some up to E, in we miss being ruffians. Steve ships Meredith Grey/Cristina Yang, the next door neighbour is a math teacher with a terrible moustache who might actually be Bucky, and there are Nazi zombies.

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi by oliviacirce, M (Steve Rogers/Tony Stark). A fic to accompany Marvel 1602 (by Neil Gaiman), which as a renaissance nerd I highly recommend. Heed the topic warnings in the notes to this fic before reading it, or 1602 though.

stars fade into day by morphosyntactic, G (Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes). Pre-War Stucky, but where Stucky are women and have a concomitant experience of the war years.

Phil Coulson is Not the Avengers’ Public Relations Manager by scifigrl47, T (Steve Rogers/Tony Stark, Phil Coulson/Clint Barton). From the Avengers Case Files of Phil Coulson: Grocery shopping is necessary, Tony’s a little too proud of his tech, Captain America’s lost on the streets of New York, and sometimes social injustice just happens. This was the first work of any sort I consumed in MCU fandom. Like, I read it before I watched any of the movies.

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