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Avengers Shortfic Roundup

Over at the AO3, I posted a roundup of my kinkmeme fills from the last few months.  They are:

Hulk Gets a Present , or, Another use for a custom rabbit.

They Say He Was A Soldier, From the Great Patriotic War, an MCU/Man from UNCLE crossover about young KGB Agent Illya meeting the Winter Soldier.  The setting is pre-Man From UNCLE, so WS is in a dark place here and not going to be out of it for a long time, but the fic describes a relatively pleasant interlude in his bleak existence.

Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset.  In an A/B/O universe, Omega Tony Stark is the subject of a certain South Park episode.  The other Avengers are not amused.  (Also known as, that one time Alex wrote A/B/O.  I do not share this kink, so I'm unsure how well I've represented it, but some people on the kinkmeme liked it.) 
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Fic: Tony Stark Meets an Extremely Unimpressed Time Traveler, or, Thomas Barrow Makes...

Title: Tony Stark Meets an Extremely Unimpressed Time Traveler, or, Thomas Barrow Makes a Surprisingly Good 21st Century Butler

Fandoms: Downton Abbey, Avengers

Rating: Teen for language, fade-to-black sex

Warnings: Mild situational racism.

Spoilers: Downton Abbey 4x01 and The Great Gatsby


In which Tony Stark ditches a boring party, makes an addition to the household staff, throws a party, and tries not to sexually harass his new butler.

Or,In which Thomas Barrow has a little trouble getting home from the pub, is generally unimpressed with many aspects of the 21st century, never thought of himself as a conservative dresser before, and may or may not be falling in lust with his new employer.

tl:dr: Thanks to time travel, Thomas Barrow becomes the Avengers' butler.

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So, this was a thing that happened

Friends!  LJ-ers! Countrymen Planet-beings!

Sorry I have not been on LJ much lately.  I have been keeping up with my Friends page, though.  I am was am working on a Downton Abbey/Avengers crossover, though it is a little stalled at present, due to a series of Life Challenges.  (Apparently, in addition to the Life Challenges I knew about, my LJ account expired and my giraffe icon disappeared, too.  So you are getting otters.)

1. Senior Dog Sunny underwent minor surgery to remove a giant oozing growth from her elbow.  She seems fine.
2.  That same day, the wall o' bookshelves in my dining room collapsed, causing some property damage, but no injury or loss of life.    The timing was probably quite fortunate, as Sunny's bed was covered in falling debris, but she was still recovering at the vet's at the time.
3.  Then, on Monday, this:

tree on car
Pictured: a gentleman from My City's department of public safety, my car, and a tree.  Fortunately, there was no loss of life in this incident, either, and the only injury was a minor glass cut to my finger while I was extracting my personal possessions from the wreckage of my car.  The car, of course, is totaled--you can't really see it in this picture, but the whole area that is covered by the tree is smushed.  To my surprise, I have been able to locate exactly one car for sale that I can fully pay for with my insurance payout--it's two years older than my old one, took three tries to start, and made several alarming noises during the test drive, but the roof has not been caved in by a tree, so it has that going for it.  I'm hoping to get a bit of help from relatives to boost the budget a little bit and see if I can't get something that might at least be in good working order on the day of purchase.. 

Fic Announcement: Pack Up Your Troubles: Guide Thomas at Downton

Title: Pack Up Your Troubles: Guide Thomas at Downton

Rating: PG for occasional swearing, allusions to sex.

Pairing: Thomas/Gerald Pellinger

Series: The Dreaded Bonding AU, Thomas and the Society of Sentinels

Summary: Guide Thomas returns to Downton, in the company of his Sentinel, Lord Gerald Pellinger. Hijinks ensue.

As with my last story, I've posted this one just at AO3. If anyone really wants it to be on LJ for some reason, let me know.

Avengers Fic: What You Don't Know (Can Hurt A Lot)

Title: What You Don't Know (Can Hurt A Lot)

Rating: R for brief scenes of torture, language, mild violence.

Length: ~76,000 words


In the aftermath of an Avengers' mission gone slightly wrong, Tony--and SHIELD--learn that he is a Guide. This is a problem, because in this universe, Guides are subject to military conscription that amounts to near-slavery.

Contains brief scenes of torture, mostly psychological in nature. part of the Dreaded Bonding AU.

For now, I'm putting this one up over at the AO3 and just linking from here. If anyone actually misses having the text available on LJ, let me know and I'll post here, but I'm not sure there's much point.

Teaser for the Guide!Tony story

The first draft of the Guide!Tony story is like 95% complete (I think). I still need a closing scene (not my strong point) and there are some other parts that will need moderate to heavy revision--but it's looking good, and I'm confident in saying that the story will be finished before I go back to work at the end of the month.

So! In celebration, I'm posting a couple of pages. Since there's been some interest in the Tony!whump aspects, I'm giving you Tony's first meeting with his new Sentinel. TW for, uh...whumpiness? There's no detailed on-screen torture, but it's pretty clear that Tony has been having a very unpleasant time of it for quite a while when we join him here. In ye olden dayes of House fandom, I would call it non-Poeia-safe.

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Is this anything? Avengers Edition

For those who are just tuning in, "Is this anything?" is an irregular feature where I post sections of works-in-progress to find out if they are, in fact, anything.

Today's installment is the first few pages of a Dreaded Bonding AU story where Tony Stark finds out he's a Guide. Because apparently I have to do one of those in every fandom I write for, now.

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