I write fanfic and make vids. You can also find me on livejournal/dreamwidth, AO3, youtube (as astolatvids), and twitter (as @intimations).


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Apr 22, 2014
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flamingmuse:

Dear AO3,

Thank you for existing.  I remember when you didn’t, and fannish life is so much better with such a robust and well-stocked archive.  You’re the first place I go when I’m looking for fic in a new fandom, and I’m always shocked when I go looking for a beloved old fic and it isn’t there because it was written back in the olden days when we all had our own web sites scattered across the internet, all of them able to vanish in an instant at the whim of an ISP.

So thank you for giving us a home. <3

fm.

p.s. Dear fans, please upload your older works to the AO3, too!

Seconding this request so much! <3

My tips for importing older stories en masse even if you have loads of them and it seems like a massive job!

- import all your stories in fandom/pairing batches (you can import up to 25 works at once)

- ticky the “Set the following tags on all works, overriding whatever the importer finds.”

- if the stories don’t all have the same rating/warnings, then tag them all with Not Rated, Choose Not To Warn. If all your stories are in the same fandom/pairing, tag for that also.  

- under additional tags stick in ”imported” (or whatever similar tag you want to use for your own stuff).

- tidy up the imported stories and their tags one by one whenever time allows. (Once nice option: fix them up as you get kudos or comments on them.) When you do, take the “imported” tag off. (I like to add on “backdated” in its place so I remember it was posted elsewhere first.)

This is IMO the best way to get your stories preserved — the most important thing is to get the content up there on the archive. If people see a tag like “imported” then they will understand that the story came from elsewhere and if there are issues that make it hard to read, often they’ll tell you in a comment, and that is a happy-making incentive to fix that story up. :)

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Apr 22, 2014
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qouinette:

sam wilson makes me sugar high
STEVESAM MAKES ME ALIVE
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sorry to everyone on my dash for spamming you with more awesome sam/steve fanart

qouinette:

sam wilson makes me sugar high

STEVESAM MAKES ME ALIVE

ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

sorry to everyone on my dash for spamming you with more awesome sam/steve fanart


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Apr 22, 2014
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wanda-junior:

The first time Steve and Sam shared a bed, there wasn’t any question about which side either would occupy

Steve: Guess I’ll be on your-

Sam: you say it, you sleep on the couch, so help me


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Apr 22, 2014
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palaceofposey:

Sam is still very invested in Steve’s musical education.
[This picture is brought to you by all the Sam x Steve fanmixes I’ve been listening to and the fact that I really needed a break from my thesis.]

&lt;3 &lt;3 &lt;3

palaceofposey:

Sam is still very invested in Steve’s musical education.

[This picture is brought to you by all the Sam x Steve fanmixes I’ve been listening to and the fact that I really needed a break from my thesis.]

<3 <3 <3


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Apr 22, 2014
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Anonymous asked: can you rec some steve/sam fics pls. thank you in advance!

notfknapplicable:

Will do!

BTW all of these recs are explicit.  I love smut and I’m not sorry!  Also, these are in no particular order - well, except for the first one.

There are SO MANY popping up right now in Cap 2/MCU canon but my ultimate Sam/Steve fic is in comicsverse.

Some Kind of Pain by bactaqueen
This story is set in comics canon after another loss of Bucky (a very convenient source of Captain America man-pain) and Sam does what he can to be there for Steve.  I love this fic because it starts off with a lot of macho dude-bro kinda interactions and slowly Steve falls apart, knowing that Sam can hold him together - not put him back together, but hold him together.  Dude is a messy bag of feels and Sam picks up on this quickly and springs into action.  With his penis.

The sex in this story is my favorite.  I’ve got a thing for crying!sex and bottom!Steve, and you get both in spades here.  READ IT, it will leave you horny and sobbing.  Not even kidding when I say that this story is in the top 5 of anything I’ve ever read for the Marvel fandom.  Bacta, you killed it.  You killed me.

Growing Stronger, Warm, and Wilder by gloss
Another fic set in comics canon, and even better it’s set in the 1970s.  Something about that makes it even hotter.  It’s sort of a PWP blowjob fic but not really - It’s Sam’s POV and Steve is his enthusiastic and happy lover, and Sam’s inner monologue is so pained and doubtful towards the man that clearly loves him.  Steve is happy and joyful in this fic, so glad and eager to perform for his man, and I just love that. I’m a big sap and I love stories about people who just can’t get enough of each other.

Bachelors by squirrelfish
This is a recent story in MCU canon and while it lacks some of the emotional punch of the other two, the intimacy between Sam and Steve is just so plain, it’s so there so there’s no need to get all mushy, I suppose.  Once again, hot sex and enthusiastic Steve who can’t help but adore Sam. 

Between Our Bodies There’s A Battlefield by thingswithwings
Another new MCU fic, and this is probably my favorite of the new stuff that you can find on AO3.  Comfort sex featuring submissive power bottom Steve, and that is truly my favorite way to see that man.  Big dudes that turn into little kittens in bed are like the best!  Sam is wonderful and warm and supportive and willing to go outside of himself and try what Steve asks of him in order to help his friend.  There’s a lot of chatting at the end of the story that serves to clarify everyone’s intentions, and when I first read the story I deemed all of that “too wordy,” but now I think it was a great move on the author’s part because it gave them the opportunity to develop the characters more, to flesh them out beyond the sex.

Baby, We’re Already Saved by lanyon
This is the least smutty fic that I rec (though sexin’ does happen), and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way this author decided to use Tony in this fic!  Just love it!  The writer created some brilliant fanon around Tony and Sam having met in the past, and when I read it for the first time it was just soul-crushing.  Like, I want it to become MCU canon, that’s how awesome it was and how moved I felt.  Beyond that, Steve and Sam have many a heart-to-heart in gorgeous places around the world.  I like it when a writer focuses on a non-canon setting and makes it come to life.  Lanyon is great at descriptive prose.

Reblogging some great Sam/Steve recs! 

(On a separate note, because I am too lazy to keep tagging with every possible pairing name, I for one am going all-in for “#on your left" until fandom firmly decides otherwise because both #freebird and #american airlines are sadly full of unrelated stuff. *pimps pairing name*)


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Apr 22, 2014
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meechwoods asked: ok ok steve/sam where steve is a firefighter and sam is an emt

meetcute-s:

"You’re an idiot," Sam says, pressing an oxygen mask over Steve’s mouth. "No, don’t talk, don’t try to excuse it, you do this every time, don’t you try to wile me out of lecturing you with your stupid smile and your burly arm charms,” he says, and keeps going, on and on, about Steve’s… burly… uhh.

"Sam," Steve says, wide-eyed, and—well, what he says next is garbled and mostly awkward, but it ends with, "That diner on Fifth?" and, later, it ends with them in Sam’s shower and then his bed, and, much later, it ends with another fire, only this time Sam rolls over and smacks him as his pager goes off and says, "Don’t pull any of that Superman shit tonight, babe, I’m off duty."

all the hearts


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Apr 20, 2014
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unfinishedduets asked: steve/sam, one of them makes a Plan to make the other fall in love with them through CHARM and DEBONAIR-NESSc (and that's the first problem right there, they don't know how to turn debonair into a noun and it's all downhill from there) ((by DOWNhill i mean blowjobs)) (((okay i'm done)))

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Natasha gives Sam a parting gift, too, though he isn’t quite sure what to do with it. To Steve, who can never go back, she gives a folder full of the past; to Sam, whose future is uncertain, she gives a glimpse of what could be. Via text, of course. Apparently wherever one goes to establish new covers has decent service.

He loves the Mets, she texts, with a little baseball emoji.

Good, Sam replies. I couldn’t trust a Yankees fan.

For that, she Snapchats him a clip of her rolling her eyes.

Also, she says, he likes it when people have deep conversations with him. “Who am I”, “what is the nature of trust”, “can government ever be truly representative” and all sorts of fun stuff like that.

I’ll bear that in mind? Sam texts.

And he doesn’t like public displays of affection, he receives back, and that’s when he turns his phone off, because if he’s being this unsubtle something is off with his game. Not that it’s a game. But.

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Sam makes bullet points.

Don’t make bullet points!!!!!!! Natasha texts him.

Sam keeps right on making bullet points.

  • Mets game??????
  • Discuss nature of reality
  • BEAT HIM ON A MORNING RUN
  • be debonair as a debonairite.
  • seriously, the nature of reality? what. (WAS NATASHA LYING.)
  • seriously, morning run.

You made bullet points, didn’t you, Natasha says.

I thought you said you didn’t know everything, Sam texts.

I don’t, Natasha texts back. But you did, right?

Sam turns his phone off again.

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and anyway they go to a mets game and get shake shack and they get to the bottom of the ninth and the bases are loaded and CHRIS YOUNG (??) IS AT BAT AND HE HITS A GRAND SLAM AND THE GIANT INFLATABLE APPLE BEHIND HOME BASE COMES UP AND SAM JUMPS UP SCREAMING because seriously, who is a yankees fan, anyway they’re playing boston and anyone who wins against boston is good people in sam’s book, and that’s how he completely forgets to slyly put his arm around steve who is CAPTAIN AMERICA, seriously, he’s at a baseball game with captain america!!! how cool is that! which is also how he completely misses steve looking up at him completely unable to suppress the BIGGEST FOND GRIN. anyway on the train back into the city he reenacts all the best parts in his head and sneaks looks at Steve, who is sitting with his cap pulled down and kind of dozing a little, and feels like his heart is going to burst out of his chest with how much he cares

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AND ANYWAY they try and discuss the nature of reality and instead they discuss the nature of guacamole because seriously, what is it with avocadoes, steve’s never quite been able to get the hang of how to tell when they’re perfectly ripe but apparently life is like an avocado, tony keeps saying that and steve is completely sure he’s fucking with him but he is going along with it so he can get better revenge one day, and sam is also useless when it comes to avocadoes but he is willing to try, he is willing to go out and buy two dozen avocadoes from the street vendor down the road from avengers tower, and then he is willing to sit and try one every day for two weeks just so they can tell what the pinnacle of avocado perfection is, even if he is heartily sick of avocadoes (how is one sick of avocadoes!!!!) by the end of it, and sam thinks that’s maybe what life really is about, this sitting and halving avocadoes with someone you big l-word, this waiting, these good things coming with time. which is how he totally fails and also aces the second bullet point.

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sam never beats steve on a morning run. it’s okay. he’ll keep trying.

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what’s the noun form of debonair, Sam texts Natasha. He’d like to believe their friendship has reached the no-punctuation-ever stage.

debutante, she replies.

thanks bunches, he says. you’re a real friend, Tash, and then savors the brief radio silence while she weighs a sarcastic response against how much she genuinely likes his nickname for her.

deboner? she says, which is how he knows he’s forgiven.

sounds like me all right, he replies. Fuck if he knows what he’s doing. Fuck if he knows if it’s working. Fuck if he knows anything, at this point, besides how much he wants to kiss Steve, and ask him how his day went, and also wake him up when he has nightmares, and be there for the good dreams.

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ANYWAY IT IS THE END OF WEEK TWO AND THEY ARE OUT OF AVOCADOES AND THEY HAVE WATCHED AND/OR LISTENED TO METS GAMES FOR A WEEK and steve and sam realize they have been covertly staring at each other for HALF AN HOUR and sam laughs nervously and steve smiles and says, “sam, have we been —”

"COCKBLOCKING OURSELVES," sam says, and then coughs, and says, "wait, what? who said that? not me. definitely not me, what, who."

"well, yeah," steve says, and smiles even more, and sam blushes RIDICULOUSLY hard, and then MAKEOUTS AND DEFINITELY BLOWJOBS, this got way out of hand

I approve of everything in this post except that this story does not yet actually exist on the AO3. 


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Apr 20, 2014
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brumous:

Can’t sleep either, huh?

(Sam + Steve + road trip + crappy motels. From that night on they don’t bother to book separate rooms.)

ohhh, omg, art that could launch a thousand pwps


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Apr 20, 2014
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inspired by [x]

awesome gifset. My favorite might be the one with “shut the hell up” because I <3 me some impatience with monologuing, although the last one is bright as the sun. 

(Source: clintbartons, via meganmanhand)


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Apr 20, 2014
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tygermama asked: oh god, finally someone on my dash to gush about this show with! the scene where QSDarren beats up the mime is still one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

Bobby and Darien’s synchronized sitting! The constant changes of which agency they were working for! 

Oh and now I totally want a story where Invisible Man is in the MCU pre-Iron Man, and the Official was scrounging from the ever-decreasing budget to replicate the supersoldier experiment, haha, and I want him trying to court Fury at some government dinner and Fury’s like, what the fuck ever, here, have 0.1% of our budget for paperclips, show me what you can do. 


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Apr 20, 2014
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unmatterable:

i noticed that tumblr is seriously lacking in i-man things, so here have my favorite vids for this delightfully silly, slashy, h/c filled show:

watch the pilot episode here + links for the rest of the episodes.

Awesome vid rec list for awesome show. WHYYY have they still not done s2 dvds? :( sob

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Apr 19, 2014
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uhlizabethian:

MISSING PERSON 
My cousin Maddie (on the left) is missing. She was last seen in Springfield, Massachusetts. She’s been missing since Wednesday, April 16, 2014. She’s 16 years old. She’s got brown hair (dyed reddish), green eyes and is about 5’ 3”. 
She’s run away before but this time is the longest and the first time she stopped going to school. 
If you see her please call local authorities or contact me here. 

She&#8217;s been found!

uhlizabethian:

MISSING PERSON 

My cousin Maddie (on the left) is missing. She was last seen in Springfield, Massachusetts. She’s been missing since Wednesday, April 16, 2014. She’s 16 years old. She’s got brown hair (dyed reddish), green eyes and is about 5’ 3”. 

She’s run away before but this time is the longest and the first time she stopped going to school. 

If you see her please call local authorities or contact me here. 

She’s been found!

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Apr 16, 2014
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Person of Interest 3x20 - Death Benefit

(Many spoilers!)

So what I would like that episode to have been was the Machine testing Harold so she could learn where the boundaries of her own self-preservation should be, and/or before killing “innocent” perpetrators.

So Root, the Machine’s avatar, tells Harold that he and John and Shaw are going to die if Samaritan comes online; then he’s led to the senator (with two agents that the Machine already knows will kill). Effectively Harold is asked — will you kill this man to save yourself, your team, and potentially any number of people. And Harold says, no. 

Sadly I don’t believe that they’re doing something that interesting or subtle, but that’s what it’s going to be in my head until they outright contradict me. :P 

And speaking of them not doing something subtle — no question in my mind that Harold bugged out at the end to protect John and Shaw, and he knows Decima is hunting for him specifically because that’s what they showed us Decima doing. :P To make it satisfying from a Watsonian perspective, I’m figuring Harold has decided that Decima might not care about taking out two random operatives once they’ve gotten him, and so he’s going to try and give them a chance by getting himself away, since he knows very well otherwise John will be dead before anyone gets to him. 

Finally: at this point, I will be completely unsurprised if they end this season with John taking Harold to the opera *, and only mildly surprised if they have them hold hands and possibly cuddle. They’re rapidly approaching Beach levels of smarm here. 

* while Root and Shaw drink Cosmos, eat steak, and make out in first class.


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Apr 16, 2014
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amnhnyc:

A beautiful spring day at the American Museum of Natural History! 

context: this morning it was 32 degrees and half of Central Park was still coated with ice from the hailstorm last night, so either this is hilarious sarcasm or a queue gone horribly awry

amnhnyc:

A beautiful spring day at the American Museum of Natural History! 

context: this morning it was 32 degrees and half of Central Park was still coated with ice from the hailstorm last night, so either this is hilarious sarcasm or a queue gone horribly awry


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Apr 15, 2014
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(Don&#8217;t read if you haven&#8217;t seen Winter Soldier yet and don&#8217;t want to be spoiled!)
Practice (3579 words) by astolatChapters: 1/1Fandom: Captain America (Movies)Rating: ExplicitWarnings: No Archive Warnings ApplyRelationships: Steve Rogers/Sam WilsonCharacters: Sam Wilson (Marvel), Steve RogersAdditional Tags: First Time, Road TripSummary:
Steve hadn&#8217;t asked Sam why he&#8217;d come along, but if he did, Sam could tell him that hanging out with him was just plain relaxing.

(Don’t read if you haven’t seen Winter Soldier yet and don’t want to be spoiled!)

Practice (3579 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson
Characters: Sam Wilson (Marvel), Steve Rogers
Additional Tags: First Time, Road Trip
Summary:

Steve hadn’t asked Sam why he’d come along, but if he did, Sam could tell him that hanging out with him was just plain relaxing.