~ I miss my TV shows. Legend of Korra was excellent this season, and I can't wait for the next one. Orange is the New Black isn't coming back until next year, which is KILLING ME. Right now I only have Sailor Moon Crystal to sustain me until Agent Carter begins. I might watch Agents of SHIELD now and again when Season 2 starts, but eh, I don't care enough to watch it weekly. I tried getting into Arrow and it didn't work for me.
~ I started the application for a teaching degree and I've also started to work for my riding coach licsence. I'm teaching three or four riding lessons a week now, all beginner kids. I'm really enjoying it.
Fandom: The Avengers/MCU
Warnings: PTSD, combat related injuries, sexual references
Word Count: 3151
Author's Note: Finally, I wrote a Clint/Natasha-centric sequel to 'Here I Dreamt I Was A Soldier.' Many thanks to hufflepuffsneak for the beta! Written as a fill for this prompt: Natasha's a war bride, and Clint's a soldier.
The doctor in the ward gave her an indulgent smile that did not quite meet his eyes. “He can’t hear very well,” he told her. “And he might have trouble speaking. But he can write.”
It was a wartime romance, but now the war is over.
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I teared up during the opening theme, I won't lie. If the Outer Senshi turn up at some point I'll turn into a blubbering mess.
I love the pastel shades and the cute clothes and the watercolour scenery and GAH, HOLD ME.
Remix Recipient: inkvoices
Pairing(s): Clint Barton/Natasha Romanoff
Warnings (or 'I choose not to warn'): non-explicit references to past childhood trauma
Author's Note: This is a remix of inkvoices ' wonderful fic, 'On Names.' It's a beautiful study of what names mean to Natasha. This gave me the idea for a study of what home means to Natasha and how her conception of home develops. Many thanks to enigma731 for thinky thoughts, to Shrike_Attack and alphaflyer for the beta, and of course to inkvoices for writing the original fic!
Fic I've Chosen To Remix (please include link): On Names
Summary: ‘Home’ is a word in a language not her own. Natasha has never longed for home.
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The con was much bigger than last year, both in the number of stalls and the people attending. The crowds were MASSIVE. In fact, the crowds were so large that it was hard to get a good look at some of the stalls. I saw some great costumes. Fewer Avengers than last year, which I expected, but I didn't see as many X-Men as I expected considering that Days of Future Past came out recently. I did see about three Quicksilvers though. The fandoms that had the most cosplayers seemed to be Attack on Titan and Disney princesses. I saw a LOT of Frozen cosplays, which surprised me.
I gave into temptation and got this Black Widow statuette. I'll take some photos later. She's so pretty! She reminds me a lot of Phil Noto's Black Widow, but with more visible cleavage. Low zipper aside, I appreciate that this statuette is much less cheesecake-y than some Black Widow figurines I've seen.
I also got a chibi!Hawkeye bookmark from Artist's Alley. It's cute. I saw way more Sailor Moon merchandise than last year (which isn't surprising given that the reboot is not far away- so excited!), but unfortunately most of it was out of my price range.
But then it hit me. I have a jacket. I have boots. I have eyeliner. I have long, dark hair.
Hastily cobbled together Sarah Manning cosplay here I come! Thanks, Orphan Black.