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Title: Tangled Up In Blue (Prologue) (WiP first of ??)
Author: im_ridiculous
Fandom: Avengers - Clint/Natasha
Genre: Crackcrack Cracky McCrackerson, AU
Rating: For mature audiences. (Angst, sexual references, and a four letter word.)
Length: ~500
Disclaimer: I own nothing and no one.
Thanks: To workerbee73 for the instigation and the encouragement, and anillogicalmind for the pompoms
Summary: Her absence is a presence he can’t shake.

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So, Downton Abbey's back...

I'm not gunna lie, this fact has significantly improved my mood and my general outlook on life. 

First things first? We've legit just hit the 1920s, people...

Hellooooooooooooooooooo fashion!!!! Oh dear god, the clothes. Look at all the beautiful clothes!! Paradise!!!!!

Spoilers and squee beneath the cut. ... Let's be honest, it's mainly squee. No, really. Consider yourself warned.Collapse )
So I’m just going to throw this out on the stoop, see if the cat licks it up: anyone been watching Aaron Sorkin/HBO’s The Newsroom?

When I first heard that Sorkin was tackling broadcast news, I was thrilled (‘what if it’s like The West Wing!?’) and terrified (‘what if it’s like Studio 60?!’). At the end of the first season, I think the outcome takes a little from both.

There’s a lot that irritates me about The Newsroom, and that’s disappointing because I had such high hopes. But despite my issues with the show, I’m still kinda hooked. So this is my attempt to clarify what I liked, what I didn’t and why, and as always to see if anyone feels like chatting about it! (I’ll warn you... this gets long.)

SPOILERS AHOY! No, really - many, many Season One spoilers ahead.Collapse )

I am not supposed to be here.
I have honest-to-god things I should be doing right now. I have honest-to-god things I need to be reading for my actual job right now.
Instead, I am here. And I feel guilty about it. And I'm annoyed that I feel guilty about it.

So, rather like a bad diet that only leaves you wanting to binge on all the chocolate cake until you make yourself physically sick, it would seem that Plan A has failed (Plan A being to cut self off LJ altogether while work is nutty in order to concentrate better on actual things.)

I am moving on to Plan B (everything in moderation).

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you all for being so irresistibly fabulous. I love everyone in this bar. That is all.
OK, I know the world is all about Avengers at the moment, but...

I just fell back into the pit of pilots despair and I need to get this off my chest. And, what the hell, it's my lj and I'll vent if I want to.

That said, there is no reason for anyone to read this. There is absolutely nothing for anyone else to see here. You've all done all of this already, you shouldn't ever have to do it again. I just needed to get it out and there is noone in my RL I can say this to so...

So. I finally got my hands on the extended version of Unfinished Business.....Collapse )
Title: Agent Barton's Strictly Professional Interest  --  written for Promptathon over at be_compromised
Author: im_ridiculous
Fandom: Avengers - Clint/Natasha (Although Clint and Coulson (and briefly Fury) are the only characters who actually appear
Rating: Um... R? For violent references? (No sex, no warnings)
Length: ~2000
Disclaimer: I own nothing and no one.
Thanks: To the fabulous workerbee73 for generously beta-ing her own prompt and being her typically awesome self
Summary: Written for the prompt 'Clint has been obsessed with Natasha since long before he ever laid eyes on her'. This is also a prequel (albeit a very different tone and style) to my first fic, A Remaking: http://im_ridiculous.livejournal.com/1214.html

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FIC: A Remaking (Clint/Natasha)

Originally posted by im_ridiculous at FIC: A Remaking (Clint/Natasha)
Title: A Remaking
Author: im_ridiculous
Fandom: Clint/Natasha, Avengers movie-verse (with as much of comicanon as suits my purpose...which isn't much)
Rating: R for a couple of bad words and a bit of violence.
Characters: Clint Barton, Natasha Romanoff
Summary:  The day Natasha decides to go rogue is the day Clint is sent to kill her. My 'he made a different call' fic.
Length: A bit over ~2300
Disclaimer: I own nothing and no one at all.
Thanks: To the incomparable workerbee73 for the beta, the mentoring, the enabling and being generally awesome. There simply are not enough bagels and muffins in the land.

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Bee made me do it.

There I was, minding my own business, stomping around the house in a rage after I finally finished watching BSG.
"She disappeared?!!?", I may or may not have yelled at my poor bewildered housemate, referring of course to the inexplicable *poof* of Kara Thrace.
"She.... DISAPPEARED?!?! AGHHHH!! ... And WTF is with that pigeon?!?!"

And indeed the devastation of being what I would eventually discover is known as a 'pilots shipper' was so acute that it drove me to the internets. 

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