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puppet hero - art by astridv
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Hawkguy: Afternoon Stroll (story by neveralarch)


and other fan comics (SGA, Angel, The X-Files)Collapse )

one shots

The Avengers/Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D:



Leverage:


Fullmetal Alchemist:

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(all oneshots collected in a single post here)

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fic rec: Warrior Witch (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters)
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Warrior Witch, by Eustacia Vye

Summary:

Gretel doesn’t know much about magic, and isn’t sure what she felt about being a white witch herself. But one thing is for sure… She wasn’t going to stop killing evil witches. (3865 words)

Great casefic in the vein of the movie, with action and humor.

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fic rec: Zinc Man (The Americans)
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Zinc Man, by Selena

Tags: Case Fic, Afghanistan, set mid-s3

Characters: Elizabeth Jennings, Philip Jennings, Arkady Ivanovich, Gabriel, Oleg Igorevich Burov, Yuri Victorovich Silfigarow (OC)

Summary: Elizabeth and Philip are charged with tracking down a young soldier from Afghanistan who has gone rogue. But what will they find? (6007 words)

This is the same level of honest writing and authentic feel that I’ve come to expect from the show itself. Really, this could have easily been an episode.

I recommend this fic even if you have never watchted The Americans. The story stands on its own, it’s like a mini-episode. (Does contain a significant s2 spoiler, though.)

Originally posted at Dreamwidth. Comments: comment count unavailable

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I just finished meeting with my new Japanese tandem partner and I’m exhausted. She as well. That must mean we did it right. ;) We studied for three hours straight. It was really fun and productive but wow, I'm so wiped. She's only been learning German since October or so, but it's amazing how much she already knows. Shame she’s only gonna stay for a couple more months. Gotta make the best of it.

Next week we're making okonomiyaki. :o)

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I've taken up Yoga again and I'm enjoying it. I quit yoga class about four years ago because with the contant influx of newbies we were rarely getting into any of the more challenging stuff, plus I already had a gym membership and the climbing wall doesn't come cheap, and all the expenses added up.

But I had to realize recently that yoga isn't a luxury for me but a necessity - I've been getting stiff as hell. Any longer and I'd get real back problems. When I went to a trial class, I couldn't do movements that were no problem four years ago. Yikes. After two times, I feel like there's already a tiny improvement, back's started to loosen up a bit and after the second class my lower back didn't hurt like it did after the first one. (Forget about actually challenging stuff... I'll be happy sticking to the basics...)

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You know, tumblr has many shortcomings and part of me will always loathe that site and wait for fandom to finally find a new platform to move to.

But their tagging system is vastly superior to LJ/DW, no two ways about it.

p.s. I can't believe it's been almost a year since I posted here. Yikes. Between tumblr and my job there just was so little time left to hang out here.

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fanart: Agent Carter (Noir)
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Here's a colored version of this pic... I also like it, but the b/w version looks more noirish to me. :)

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aos fanart: Headcanon comic cover
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Been a while since I posted here... let's see if I remember how it works ;)

I already posted this one, but since I'm between jobs atm, I used the time to fix some older fanart. In this case, I gave Kara Palamas her real face... something that had bugged me to no end.



note: I love Kara Palamas and Grant Ward and will be forever bitter about the way canon treated them. I don't want to discuss it here and I don't want any comments dissing any of the characters in this pic. (aos is the kind of fandom where you need to state this)

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SHIELD fic recs
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maybe i don't know how to love (but maybe i do) by skyesward
Skyeward; superhero sidekick AU; part 1/2, 4041 words
Summary: She doesn't think she'll ever see him again. It's New York. It'd surprise her if they ever stood on the same street corner again.
As it turns out, fate has a thing for irony.

the one where skye is everyone's favourite superhero, and ward is the damsel that searches for distress.

you live with ghosts by Overdressedtokill (SkyeStan)
Skyeward sorta; semi-canon compliant s3 fic; 2824
Summary: superhero Skye confronts supervillain Ward. Except maybe he’s not that much of a supervillain, and maybe nothing’s ever black and white. And maybe Skye hates him. And maybe she doesn’t at all.</i>

you and i can make our escape by thequeenofokay
Kara/Ward; post S2 fix it fic/ Castle crossover; 1560 words
Summary: ‘We were given a tipoff that you’re in danger,’ the officer says. He checks his notes. ‘Something about a past that you need to escape from.’
// in which kara palamas gets a new identity and a new job with the nypd.

chasing those lies (you spend it all) by shineyma
biospecialist; The Magical Place tag;2754 words
Summary: Jemma is summoned to the Hub three days into their team’s downtime.

Looks like a oneshot but I'd love to see this developed into a full story.

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SHIELD fic rec
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Switching it Off (and turning it on again) by CaptainSummerDay
Skye/Ward, Fitz, Simmons; IT tech AU; industry spies and IT guys/romance; WIP (15,538 words)
Summary: Skye loves her job at Shield Consulting. There's only one thing that can cast a cloud of grief on her day.

Dealing with Tech Support.

Office AU in which Grant makes a bad first impression.



Cool plot, kickass Skye. Here's a dose of happiness after the finale that should never have been.

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SHIELD fic rec
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take the gun, count to three by WingedWolf121
FitzWard; AU; spies & secret agents; WIP (2857 words)
Summary: Agent Grant Ward is the best her majesty’s secret service has to offer. So when M sends him out to investigate the suspicious Daniel Whitehall, he expects nothing more than a lukewarm leftover from the cold war and the chance to kick a few criminals in the face. But Whitehall hasn’t just been making himself a castle fortress—he’s been recruiting scientists. And one of them might be even grumpier than Ward.

Feat 007!Ward, Melinda May as M, Skye as the charming Moneypenny, Leo Fitz and Jemma Simmons as scientists who most certainly did not sign up for this, Whitehall as the same psychopath he’s always been but with some Bondian twists, and more!
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Only one chapter so far but it's so fun, I gotta rec it right away...

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Shield fic recs (and 1 Avengers rec)
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A Walk in the Park by AlphaFlyer
Gen; Clint Barton & Maria Hill; spies & secret agents; 1410 words
Summary: Clint Barton has complaints, and a job to do; Maria Hill has a ringside seat.

Vulnerable Mind by Athelassa
Gen; Grant Ward & team; mission gone wrong/action/hurt/comfort; WIP, 8551 words
Summary:“Look,” Coulson said with a frown, “I’m the director, I make the decisions. This is a mission that suits Ward’s qualities perfectly.”
Oh yes, right. There was primarily one quality that predestined him for this mission.
“I get it, Coulson,” Ward threw in with a smirk of false bravado. “I’m expendable.”


(baby you're) super by SafelyCapricious
Biospecialist; very AU; superheroes & supervillains/humor/crack; 2943 words
Summary: They give him what amount to super powers and then they try to brainwash him. Needless to say, it doesn’t stick. He has to hand it to whoever in HYDRA’s upper echelon decided on the order of the procedure.

Surprisingly not angsty, given the subject matter.

The only exception (is where the lines overlap) by Poetgirl925
Skyeward; AU; spies & secret agents/action/UST; 20700 words
(part 3 of The Head and the Heart series)
Summary: Skye and Ward continue to build on their working relationship as they both try to ignore the attraction that still simmers between them. Skye's first field mission doesn't go as planned, and Grant realizes that Skye is a dangerous exception to his hard rules.

Important words (you understand it's love the first time you say "no") by Matarreyes
Skyeward; epilogue; 3369 words
(part 3 of the Who they become (always depended only on them) series)
Summary: He'd be content to leave the past well enough alone. Forget his time with John, forget his time with Coulson, live just the present. Too bad that Skye is under some strange conviction that if she makes enough balancing, she'll convince Coulson and Grant to play along. It'll never work, he knows, because half of the hate on Coulson's part is subconscious seething about the fact that Grant took Skye away from him.

Originally posted at Dreamwidth. Comments: comment count unavailable

Shield fic rec
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SHIELD Up by NezumiPi
Gen; characters: original team; vignettes/snapshots/character study; WIP, 14722 words

A series of insightful vignettes through the lives of the characters, starting from when they were little kids. It's perfect. Go read!

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bunch of SHIELD recs, part II
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Stay the Course by eedmund [now complete!]
Skye/Ward, Agent 33, Mike Peterson, team; action/adventure/romance; warning: graphic violence; 51835 words
Summary: The course of love never did run smooth but, let's be real honest, no course runs smooth for Skye and Ward. Skye's trying to find out who or what she really is and her fact finding mission leads her and her friends back to S.H.I.E.L.D. and into a nasty altercation with a terrorist group. (part 4 of "An Honest Conversation")

Six Between the Two of Us by EllieCarina
SkyeWard, team, Kara; undercover/mission/romance; 7776 words
Summary: Skye has to deal with Ward, Ward has to deal with Skye. And then there is a mission to go undercover...to Hydra of all places. And as a couple, of all things. // Continuation and speculation on the episodes after 2x18.

queen of no identity by owlvsdove
Jemma & Ward & Kara team-up, plus May; friendship/action; 8331 words
Summary: Grant brings Kara to Jemma for help.

Pull Me Down by larry_hystereks
Skyeward canon AU; fluff/action/slow burn; 1736 words
Summary: A continuation of 'Push Me Up'.
Skye saves Grant.
(Part II of the Push series)

dear forgiveness, i saved a plate for you by catteo
Skyeward; 3741 words
Summary: This came about when Redbrunja asked me whether I thought Grant would buy Skye a ring in order to propose. I ended up justifying my argument in a rather long-winded fashion. You are so welcome. The Skyeward proposal I GENUINELY never thought I would write.

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bunch of SHIELD recs, part I
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I got so many bookmarks saved up, I'm splitting them into two posts.

Across the Board by Eienvine
Skyeward, slow burn; WIP: 4071 words (Only one chapter out so far but it's a great start.)
Summary: Skye once thought that she would hate Grant Ward forever. But time has a way of changing things, even hate.

blame the evil squirrel by themidsummersoldier
Summary: /// “You boys need a moment?” \\\ in which hunter falls, ward catches him, and bobbi almost laughs. (632 words)

Dawn of Understanding by Athelassa
Skye, Ward, Kara, Thomas Ward; [now complete, 18373 words]
Summary: “Someday you’ll understand,” Ward had told her back then on that fateful day Hydra had raised its ugly heads for the first time.
Months and a terrifying transformation later, Skye is not even an inch closer to comprehend the man who betrayed the team and her. All she can see is the lies and the path of destruction he left behind. However, when all comes together in a mission and she encounters someone from his past, can she finally start to understand the complicated mess that is Grant Ward? (Set five weeks after 2x10)

Judas by thedevilyouknow106
Ward&Fitz, SkyeWard; WIP: 29,096 words
Summary: What will the team do when they must depend on the person that ruined their family in order to put that family back together? Skye has been taken and the new recruits are MIA. Can Ward and The Team stop bickering long enough to bring home the person that means the most to them? Slow Skyeward burn.

nice to meet you, where you been? (i could show you incredible things) by exsanguinate
Skyeward AU; 2495 words
Summary: skye gets confronted by a tall, dark stranger who is definitely not named stan anderson, who she definitely stole some luggage from.
(Part II of the Stolen Luggage AU)

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Another wip recs post (SHIELD)
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Stay the Course by eedmund
Skye/Ward, Agent 33, Mike Peterson, team; 32668 words (13/?)
Summary: The course of love never did run smooth but, let's be real honest, no course runs smooth for Skye and Ward. Skye's trying to find out who or what she really is and her fact finding mission leads her and her friends back to S.H.I.E.L.D. and into a nasty altercation with a terrorist group. (part 4 of "An Honest Conversation")

the fault lines between us by catteo
Ward&Palamas (future Skyeward); 2403 words (1/?)
Summary: Set immediately post 2x10. Kara and Ward go on the run and, in the process, learn a lot more about who they really are.

Dawn of Understanding by Athelassa
Skye&Ward; 2840 words (1/3)
Summary: “Someday you’ll understand,” Ward had told her back then on that fateful day Hydra had raised its ugly heads for the first time.

Months and a terrifying transformation later, Skye is not even an inch closer to comprehend the man who betrayed the team and her. All she can see is the lies and the path of destruction he left behind. However, when all comes together in a mission and she encounters someone from his past, can she finally start to understand the complicated mess that is Grant Ward? (Set five weeks after 2x10.)

Know Your Enemy by FavoredFire
AU; Skye/Ward and ensemble; 24045 (6/?)
Summary: Living in the shadows since SHIELD's fall from grace, Skye had grown used to the trust issues and desperate power grabs with Hydra. She didn't know any of the sleeper agents, she never felt the betrayal her mentors did, but she hates Hydra all the more for them.

But when a mission gone wrong results in Skye becoming entangled with Coulson's number one enemy's protege, Skye is forced to look at the world differently and question everything she thought she knew about the world of espionage- and herself.

Memory by FullofCats
Gen; Ward, team, 33; warning: torture (ch.2); 17796 words (15/?)
Summary: Four months after the events of What they Become, Phil Coulson learns that Ward has been kidnapping Hydra Agents and is being tortured by Hydra for the intel. When the team take a chance on rescuing him, Ward wakes up claiming not knowing who he is or the team.

Coulson tries some desperate measures to figure out if Ward is lying or not, but instead starts uncovering some deep dark secrets from Ward's past.

A Special Kind of Crazy by Sreya
Ward, Skye, Garrett; AU; 2591 words
Summary: Skye's been arrested by SHIELD after holding up a coffee shop with an Asgardian weapon and spilling the beans about her search for her parents. Is she going to the Fridge, or will someone decide her talents are better used elsewhere? (Continuation of Hostages and Coffee)

iscariot by sleeplessmiles
Simmons, Ward, 33; 8723 words (2 parts)
Summary: Jemma becomes the reluctant travel companion of Ward and Kara.

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vid rec: This Night (Skyeward)
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Great editing. Love the style and the song choice.

(This vid was recced by Brett Dalton. The man has taste :).)

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SHIELD fic rec
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The Difficulty with Life Debts by Athelassa
Gen; Ward, 33, Cal; h/c; 6021 words
Summary: What happened to Ward after he got shot in 2x10 “What They Become”. Basically just a speculation fic about what we will get to see in the second half of Season 2. One-shot.

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Shield fic rec
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Check-Up by jdphoenix
Ward/Simmons; missing scene/romance/humor/general adorableness; 1839 words
Summary: In which Grant is not jealous of Mike Peterson. Not even a little.

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SHIELD fic rec
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The Cursed Soldiers by NezumiPi
Coulson, May, Bobbi, Ward, Agent 33; post-2x10; 5256 words
Summary: Coulson learns new information about Ward's recruitment. Meanwhile, assets calling themselves the Cursed Soldiers take a base from Hydra and offer it to SHIELD.

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