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Aug 19, 2014
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amemait:

sarriane:

sarriane:

i was thinking, what if steve sleeptalks?

like, he and sam are in a hotel room (in the great bucky barnes search slash road trip), sleeping together (of course). the A/C kicks on, startling sam awake. steve rolls over, slings an arm around sam, mutters, “buck, tell mr. morello he needs to fix the stupid heater already, ‘m freezin,” and lets out a huge snore.

sam would be a little pissed off if it wasn’t heartbreaking. so he just pulls the covers up around steve’s shoulders and tries to lend steve some of his warmth.

sometimes, steve wakes sam up muttering about hydra, or repeating “bucky” or “natasha” or “sam” like a prayer. other times, he says nothing but nonsense: “goddamn ninja turtles, get out of my kitchen.” sam wakes up steve laughing and refuses to explain.

one night, steve falls asleep on sam’s chest while they’re watching hbo in another hotel room. sam’s being sappy, running his fingers through steve’s hair, when steve grabs a fistful of sam’s tshirt and snuggles in close. “watch out for the dragons, sam,” he says, pressing his face into the warmth of sam’s tshirt. “how do you always catch me?” steve mutters randomly, his nose crinkling.

"i don’t know, man," sam answers with a sigh, "but i don’t think you’re the one who’s falling, this time."

i am amazed that something i typed into my ipod when i was lying in bed half-asleep at like 2AM got over two notes lol. but i am trying to cheer myself up, so here’s a part 2:

of course, when they find barnes, it all ends. no more warm, too-small hotel beds. no more hands worming their way around sam in the middle of the night. no more sleep, if sam’s being honest with himself. sam opens his home to steve and his amnesiac assassin best friend, but steve closes his bed to sam.

for some reason, steve has some fool idea in his head that sharing a room with bucky will help him regain his memories — and barnes seems to feel safer with steve at his back each night.

"your guest room is the same size as our first apartment," steve shrugs, and sam just laughs and admits, "mine, too."

sam can’t sleep, though, even when he lays his pillow on the floor. he stares up at the ceiling for what feels like hours. finally, he gives sleep up as a lost cause, and heads to the kitchen for some hot chocolate. 

barnes walks in a half hour later, his hair a mess, steve’s baggy sweatpants falling off his hips, and stops in the kitchen doorway. sam looks up.

"steve won’t shut up for ten minutes and let me rest," bucky mutters, crossing his arms. "keeps talking about you in his sleep."

sam snorts. “he used to talk like you were there, back in the day. ask me to get the heater fixed or something.” bucky frowns. 

"i think he’s having nightmares," bucky tells sam cautiously, feeling out the situation. "about you, i mean." like clockwork, he hears something like a shout from the open door of steve and bucky’s room. sam gets to his feet. 

bucky follows sam to steve’s side. he’s lying in a tangled mess of sheets, muttering, “sam — sam, deploy parachute — i can’t reach —”

sam kneels beside the bed and says softly, “steve. you’re dreaming. i’m here.” steve startles awake, going into a defensive stance, but he stands down as soon as he sees sam in the half-light.

"sam," steve says weakly, reaching out.

"i’m here," sam whispers. he lets steve take him into his arms and hold him for a few moments. "alright, alright, you’re crushing me," sam says with a sad smile. sleepily, steve grins.

"sorry," he yawns.

"alright," sam says gently, "let’s get you to bed." he untangles steve from the sheets and crawls into bed next to him, covering them both with the comforter. sam loops an arm around steve, who clasps his hand over sam’s.

sam’s half asleep himself when he sees barnes sill hovering in the doorway, given away by the streetlamp outside the window shining on his arm. 

"come on," sam says, patting the bed. he scoots himself and the heavy, soundly sleeping lug that is steve rogers aside to make room for barnes.

bucky crawls into the bed, tensing when steve automatically reaches out to pull him in. sam watches through lidded eyes as bucky relaxes into steve’s touch.

before sam knows it, they’re all fast asleep.

Now that was an OT3 I should have expected but didn’t…

<3 <3 <3

I seriously could read about 1000 stories of these guys just ending up in bed together, just to sleep. 

(Well and to do other things TOO but I don’t think that is surprising in any way.)

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Aug 19, 2014
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limnetic:

Expo, an Iron Man fanvid by lim
Music: Turn Up The Faders by Nathan Asher & The Infantry
Thanks to Cesperanza and Astolat

HD download will be available on /lim shortly.

Do yourself a favor and watch this vid instantly, because HOLY CRAP, from the first moment I saw a section I was all, OK, so Marvel was just a warm-up? This vid blows me away so hard. I have rarely seen any vid that so effectively does first person POV, that really puts you inside a character’s head like this one does. It’s such a cool experience, whether you’re a fan of Tony or not. 


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Aug 18, 2014
@ 8:35 pm
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shevni:

astolat:

Off By Two (8832 words) by astolatChapters: 1/1Fandom: Captain America (Movies)Rating: ExplicitWarnings: No Archive Warnings ApplyRelationships: Steve Rogers/Sam WilsonCharacters: Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson (Marvel), James “Bucky” BarnesAdditional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Camping, Huddling For Warmth, Bears, WildernessSummary:
“Who sent you?” Steve said.
“Colonel Rhodes tapped me, specifically,” Wilson said. “But pretty much all your friends were behind the idea.”
“All my friends are dead,” Steve said.

Colonel Rhodes after they all come back: “You know, when I told you to pursue him I didn’t actually mean it that way!” 

Heeeee

shevni:

astolat:

Off By Two (8832 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson
Characters: Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson (Marvel), James “Bucky” Barnes
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Camping, Huddling For Warmth, Bears, Wilderness
Summary:

“Who sent you?” Steve said.

“Colonel Rhodes tapped me, specifically,” Wilson said. “But pretty much all your friends were behind the idea.”

“All my friends are dead,” Steve said.

Colonel Rhodes after they all come back: “You know, when I told you to pursue him I didn’t actually mean it that way!” 

Heeeee

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Aug 15, 2014
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vaakalintu said: Steve/Sam, kiss on the shoulder? :)

bluandorange:

"on your left <3"

*hearteyes*


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Aug 14, 2014
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lora-does-things:

stars-collected:


Michael Brown was an 18 year old that was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer on Saturday, August 9th.  His family is now seeking justice for Michael’s death.  Their pursuit for justice will be lengthy and hard but with the support of the community they will get justice.  If you are willing to support Michael’s family please donate to Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund.  These funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf.  All funds will be given to the Michael Brown family.  We appreciate your support.

Donate here.

This is a legitimate fundraiser confirmed by the family’s lawyer’s official twitter account and multiple news sources. This family has suffered so much, please help relieve one small worry from their life.

lora-does-things:

stars-collected:

Michael Brown was an 18 year old that was killed by a Ferguson Police Officer on Saturday, August 9th.  His family is now seeking justice for Michael’s death.  Their pursuit for justice will be lengthy and hard but with the support of the community they will get justice.  If you are willing to support Michael’s family please donate to Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund.  These funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf.  All funds will be given to the Michael Brown family.  We appreciate your support.

This is a legitimate fundraiser confirmed by the family’s lawyer’s official twitter account and multiple news sources. This family has suffered so much, please help relieve one small worry from their life.

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Aug 13, 2014
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feelknower1993:

badbilliejean:

flawlessxqueen:

This is the young man that was walking with Mike Brown,

Must Watch.

Dorian Johnson yall. Confident and clear. Bless him.

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Aug 13, 2014
@ 1:16 pm
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Hey, can you believe I wrote another Sam/Steve marriage story? I know, who would have thought! (Is this the last one? SIGNS POINT TO NO.)
Affinity (10822 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1Fandom: Captain America (Movies)Rating: ExplicitWarnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive WarningsRelationships: Steve Rogers/Sam WilsonCharacters: Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Natasha Romanov, Nick Fury, James &#8220;Bucky&#8221; BarnesAdditional Tags: Arranged MarriageSeries: Part 14 of Captain America worksSummary:
The first week after Steve walked out of SHIELD, he went clubbing.

Hey, can you believe I wrote another Sam/Steve marriage story? I know, who would have thought! (Is this the last one? SIGNS POINT TO NO.)

Affinity (10822 words) by astolat

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson
Characters: Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Natasha Romanov, Nick Fury, James “Bucky” Barnes
Additional Tags: Arranged Marriage
Series: Part 14 of Captain America works
Summary:

The first week after Steve walked out of SHIELD, he went clubbing.


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Aug 13, 2014
@ 9:36 am
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I never said pilot.

WOW, freaking gorgeous gifset <3

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Aug 12, 2014
@ 9:30 am
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kantonliu:

Ballet au where Bucky and Nat are partners :D

*adds to the list of things I need from Cap 3*
Bucky swinging Natasha around with the metal arm

kantonliu:

Ballet au where Bucky and Nat are partners :D

*adds to the list of things I need from Cap 3*

  • Bucky swinging Natasha around with the metal arm

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Aug 12, 2014
@ 8:00 am
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astolat:

I did the intro vid for the Vividcon premieres show this year! It was heaps of very silly fun. :) 

[VID] Science Fiction Double Feature (Vividcon 2014 Intro Vid) (10 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Multi-Fandom
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Additional Tags: vid, Vividcon, Vividcon Intro Vid, science fiction double feature
Summary:

Welcome to the late night double-feature picture show! \o/

Reblogging to add the HQ download! Right-click and save-as, please! 152 MB mp4


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Aug 11, 2014
@ 9:53 pm
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astolat:

My Vividcon 2014 premieres vid! Except of course the blu-ray Cap 2 footage came out the weekend before the con, so I remastered the whole vid literally the night before I left. 

So if you’re rewatching, please don’t watch the DVDs! Watch this! 

[VID] Windmills Of Your Mind (10 words) by astolat

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Steve Rogers
Additional Tags: vid, Hydra (Marvel), Documentation, Embedded Video, esthero
Series: Part 13 of Captain America works
Summary:

Hydra’s post-mortem analysis of the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Reblogging to add the super-HQ download version, also linked in the AO3 post: (right-click and save-as to download please!): 161 MB mp4


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Aug 10, 2014
@ 9:59 pm
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phaeshmae:

Working on existing projects is awesome. But if that’s not doing it for you, have you considered writing Steve/Sam (what would Sam be doing during Age of Ultron?) or Tony/Rhodey (where was Rhodey during Avengers?)?

When the call goes through, the first thing Sam can make out is the simmer of raging fires in the background, most likely the leftovers from a few too many explosions. Sam helped in the clean-up efforts after New York, he’s well-aware that when the Avengers get involved, there’s a good deal of collateral property damage involved. He can hear Steve breathing down the line, panting really, but he doesn’t open with a predictable, “Everything okay there, Cap?” because he’s learned it would just be a superfluous question; Steve wouldn’t have bothered to answer his phone if it was a bad time.

"Hey," Steve greets after a drawn-out moment. He sounds a little breathless, but really that’s just to be expected when one spends the day fighting an evil sentient robot. Still, Sam can make out the relieved smile in his voice.

"Hey, yourself," Sam scoffs, leaning back against the wobbly backboard of his motel bed and kicking his feet up on the starch-stiff comforter. "Just calling with an update, as per your request."

"Yeah?" Steve sounds so hopeful, he’s like an earnest puppy that way, that Sam cringes as he delivers his news.

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omg I went away for the weekend and I came back and suddenly there is all this awesome sam/steve on my dash what did I do to deserve this \o/ *reblogs another*

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Aug 10, 2014
@ 9:50 pm
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rainbowsquidpunk said: In what way was Guardians sexist?

gingerhaze:

under the cut for spoilers and probably unpopular opinions

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Everything gingerhaze said, sadly. :( Although I did come out of it with MANY ideas for Cap 2 stories in space. :D


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Aug 10, 2014
@ 9:38 pm
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Kiss Cam [Sam/Steve, Gen, 1.3K words]

unabashedly-bashful:

Partially inspired by this wonderful post by stevesamtrash: http://stevesamtrash.tumblr.com/post/91412485227/sam-taking-steve-to-his-first-modern-day-sports

When Sam found out that Natasha had never been to a baseball game (“Come on! It’s America’s pastime!” — “I’m Russian.”), he swore that he would take the three of them to the next major league came they came across. Steve hadn’t been to a game in over seventy years, as he hadn’t had the time — and quite honestly was still reeling from hearing about the Los Angeles Dodgers — but he just shrugged and went back to reading the newspaper. Sam and Steve’s search for Bucky hadn’t been particularly fruitful, even after Natasha had joined them four months in, but something had come out of those first few months.

A relationship. 

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*reblogs with hearts*


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Aug 10, 2014
@ 9:33 pm
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bradcpu:

Happiness is the truth.

Happy - Cosmos

Such an awesome and joyful vid! (Psst, amnhnyc, you guys should check this one out.) 

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