marcicat: (life changing business card)

Apparently I’m in a very non-committal space right now, because I keep reading things and not bookmarking them.

So I went checking back to see if I’d ever recced to dwell is to die, by FeoplePeel
Quill’s Guardians are a group of reformed criminals at best; save the literal empath they’ve recently outfitted themselves with, Kraglin shouldn’t have to worry about hashing out his feelings with practical strangers.

And I haven’t (I don’t think), but I did find two other fics that I have no memory of but enjoyed reading (re-reading?) off an old bookmarks list.

Living Arrangements, by scifislasher
“Kendrix, please,” he protested. “Hacking is such a loaded word.”

Poems, Prayers, & Promises, by Cyanne
“And don’t think I didn’t notice that you managed to miss the official proclamation. Good thing I wasn’t planning on calling on the Senior Staff to say a few words seeing as the heads of two of my departments were busy eloping at the time.”

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

marcicat: (heart dino)

Found this one in my ‘Saved For Later’ history in AO3. One of those ‘post-Cap2, pre-everything-else’ fics that envisions a happier MCU where people nap in puppy piles and visit IHOP for breakfast.

The Gift Horse, by fartherfaster

Sam and Darcy are formally introduced for the first time. Sam says “formally” with some flexibility. And a couch. A couch and a great deal of flexibility. Nevermind, he’s said enough. They met, is what he’s trying to say.

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

marcicat: nano mug (nano mug)

Found this while reading AO3 fic tagged “dragons.” Because dragons are cool.

Tony Stark and the Sentinel of Liberty: A Marvels Adventure, by Sineala

(I almost didn’t click through because it’s also tagged Marvel Noir, which is — not really my jam. But I’m glad I did! I mostly pretended they were an AU of the Armored Adventures versions of the characters, since I know next to nothing about Marvel Adventures or Marvel Noir, and this story includes the Makluan ring — and dragons! — so that totally worked for me.)

“Oh,” Tony says, in the tired, blasé voice in which one might say oh, not another one. “A dragon.”

Steve can’t summon up any words.

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

marcicat: (loaf cat)

Two fics today, because they’re connected and great and I just want everyone to be friends and eat pancakes.

How (Not) to Meet New People, by aloneintherain

(Peter meets Foggy.)

And the sort-of sequel, avocado socks and burnt pancakes, by aloneintherain

(Peter meets the rest of Team Daredevil.)

Peter glanced between the three of them. “Are you guys always like this?”

From the kitchen, making herself a third cup of coffee—which she so, so deserved—Claire called, “I’m not! Ordinary, well-adjusted person over here!”

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

marcicat: (hershey kiss)

And now that it really *is* Friday, another fic rec! (Huge thanks to bluemeridian, whose pinboard page brings great joy!)

I’m waiting through the weekend before I start in with the Wonder Woman fics, since most are full of spoilers. So here’s the Guardians of the Galaxy, visiting Peter’s family on Earth:

guess who just got back today, by irnan

“All right,” said Louisa sharply. “That’s enough, this a family dinner –”

“Well yeah, that’s why we’re fighting,” said Peter.

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

marcicat: (black cat)

Avengers fic, circa 2014! Sometimes I cannot even, and so I put in a load of laundry and read a fic.

Living On My Own, by rekishi

“James Barnes is back in the world and finds that not only has there been 1) an alien invasion, but 2) Howard Stark had a kid. One that dispenses unsolicited life advice, no less. Oh, and 3) Captain America is alive again, after getting himself killed by his own recklessness in a move so stupid only Steve could have come up with it. In which James learns to do laundry, turns into an accidental neighborhood vigilante and makes Tony Stark a happy grease monkey, all while he figures out where to stake his claim.”

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

marcicat: (rainbow owl)

1. I laughed! I cried! I saw two women on the screen at the same time!

2. I liked it more than the first one!

3. Baby Groot is still voiced by Vin Diesel. (Aww….)

4. Peter said he’s been flying the Milano since he was ten years old. (And then Rocket says he’s cybernetically designed to fly a spaceship, which — really?)

5. Possibly the best recurring theme: Nebula being 10,000% done with everything.

6. Best plot news of the day: this movie has nothing to do with Infinity Stones. (The events of the first movie are briefly mentioned, but no new Infinity Gauntlet related plot occurs.*)

7. Baby Groot is flipping adorable. The apparently irresistible waving thing — super cute.

8. Remote piloted fighter ships are possibly the smartest idea ever for a space battle. I vote we ret-con the entire Nova Corps fleet to also be remote piloted, because then I could finally stop crying about That Scene from the first movie.

9. I absolutely do not believe they were ever planning on leaving Nebula in a prison on Xandar.

10. [*ETA apparently there was a comics callout to one of the infinity gems in one of the post-credits scenes. Also, there are multiple post-credits scenes, FYI.]

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

marcicat: (rainbow owl)

Clint Barton and the Howling Commandogs, by galwednesday

This story has: Cute dogs! Kate Bishop and America Chavez! Clint Barton being a general failboat! James Barnes as recovering amnesiac assassin and dog trainer!

Kate rolled her eyes. “Of course we knew. How many one-armed amnesiacs do you think are running around these days? It’s fine, I shot at him a little when he first turned up to make sure he wouldn’t go berserk.”

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

marcicat: (santa hat cat)

Still below zero here, but it should be into positive single digits by noon!

Fic rec for today has nothing to do with the holidays, but parts of it take place in places far warmer than here right now. Yay!

No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Pine, by galwednesday

Avengers AU where Steve works for SHIELD and Bucky works for himself and neither of them got frozen.

Steve took a deep breath in. Let it out. “See, guys?” he said calmly. “This is why we keep chatter off the comms. You never know who’s been listening.”

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

marcicat: (heart dino)

No time for long fics! It’s nanowrimo time! (Says the person who started reading a 200,000+ word Merlin epic yesterday… Not done yet, so I don’t want to rec it until I make sure I won’t cry at the end.)

Anyway, here’s a short fic to rec for today!

A Short List of Relevant Skills and Abilities, by ignipes

That whole saving-the-galaxy-from-certain-destruction thing has convinced them they kind of want to be good guys, but they pretty much only know how to be bad guys.

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

marcicat: (moon and stars)

A classic! I have re-read this one many times, and it never fails to make me smile.

Breaking News, by nightwalker

“‘Can’t comment on awesome news’,” Peter read out loud from his phone. “‘Getting proposed to.’ Holy crap, there’s already a CapTony hashtag. How many followers do you have, Tony?”

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

marcicat: (like this fic alot)

This is essentially my fave trope of ‘snowbound in an inn at Christmas,’ except they’re not actually snowbound, and it’s not an inn. But there is a cat, so that evens it out.

I’m in the Wrong Place to be Real, by hermionesmydawg

After hours of being in this damn jet (and who gave Steve fucking Rogers a license to fly this thing anyway, hello, he crashed a plane into the Arctic on purpose once), they land in the middle of a field. Yes, a field. Literally right next to a fucking cow. They file off one by one, each taking in their new surroundings. Bucky moos hello to the cow.

“Did you just moo?” Sam asks. Bucky shrugs, and Sam rolls his eyes. “You didn’t say a fucking word the entire flight, and yet, you greet a cow. A goddamn cow.”

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

marcicat: (aquarius dreamsheep)

ten times as long (to put yourselves back together), by inkvoices

This is a brilliant idea — rather than waiting until all those pesky MCU Phase 3 movies come out, just start writing fix-it fics now! Yes please!

(Plus, baby Groot tree! Aww…)

“So, what you’re telling me is that this is a completely unknown form of plant and you’re worried because maybe aliens left it here or something?”

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

marcicat: (bird with balloon)

Two thumbs up!

[Comics!verse, so Jan is in it (yay Jan!) and also Don Blake, and Iron Man’s identity is a secret.]

Think of This as Solving Problems (That Never Should Have Occurred), by Sineala

Author Summary: No one knows Tony is Iron Man. Then Tony gets amnesia, and literally *no one* knows Tony is Iron Man.

“Well,” Tony said, giving Steve another appraising glance, “you look like you went to an even more interesting party than I did. Very patriotic.”

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

marcicat: (hug it out)

Currently a tumblr!fic, set in copperbadge’s Silver Age AU:

The Ranger and the Stray, by copperbadge

As surrogate little brothers went, Clint made a pretty good Stark.

[The rest of the series on AO3: The Silver Age]

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

marcicat: (penguin)

within me, an invincible summer, by notcaycepollard

“Canada, then. I like Canada. The people are nice. I heard they give you a gallon of maple syrup with your passport, that true?”

“I dunno, I’ll make sure to include that point in negotiations.”

(I want this for the team so much — Sam and Bucky and recovery and Canada and all of that!)

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

marcicat: (tron y/n)

One more fic rec for Friday!

warm blood (feels good, i can’t control it anymore), by notcaycepollard

That story where Captain America’s two best friends become cuddle buddies.

Sam feels like maybe it’s not him making it weird, like, this hundred-year-old cranky ex-assassin who shares a house with Sam now is cuddling him, Steve is away on mission and Sam is being cuddled because Steve’s not here, it just. It’s weird.

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

marcicat: (cat says hi)

Sticking with the theme of avoiding my reality this week, here’s another fic rec!

Like a Horse and Carriage, by Traincat

It’s the fake-married for the FAFSA fic!

“You can’t throw rice anymore,” Peter says days later. He sounds tired, which Johnny is sure has nothing to do with the fact that he ambushed Peter at 3 AM to talk about their upcoming scam wedding.

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

marcicat: (badger bali)

Last week’s searches were memorable in all the wrong ways, so how about a bonus fic rec instead?

The Stars Go Red, by orbingarrow

AU where Tony’s sort of a super-villain and Hydra keeps trying to recruit him.

Tony knows that won’t be the end of Hydra’s pursuit. He avoids his more obvious labs and moves to one of his back-ups. This one is cooler anyway. It’s a proper mad scientist hideout on St. Lucia, near a volcano and everything.

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

marcicat: (starburst)

I liked it! I have Many Questions. Top 5:

1. Why didn’t Nina have a dog?

2. Is Nightcrawler Raven’s child?

3. Did Charles recognize Storm from Logan’s memories?

4. Why were there so many fewer kids in the mansion when Quicksilver did his rescue than we’d seen before? Weekend? Not actually 100% a boarding school?

5. What was Alex doing for those ten years, while he was apparently not hanging out with Hank at all?

And for the Bonus Round:

+1. I 10,000% want to know what happened with the rest of the mansion kids while the heroes were off doing whatever. Their house blew up, with all their stuff, zero adults around, one car… even if the rest of the movie only took a day, what did they do for that day? Inquiring minds want to know!

Mirrored from The Marci Rating System.

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