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The Criminal Keeper, an Origin Story by town_without_heart (PG-13)
Joe West never adopted Barry Allen. In the wake of his mother's murder and his father's incarceration, Barry is bounced between orphanages and foster homes, the child of an imperfect system.

Fast-forward fifteen years, to a future where Barry was never struck by lightning, never became the Flash. He works as a forensic analyst for the police and volunteers his spare time to the Wishing Well Foundation, granting wishes to children with life-threatening conditions. It's a pretty straight forward life, really.

... or it was, until a little girl named Anna is asked to make a wish. Her response? "I want to meet Captain Cold." Barry Allen/Mick Rory/Leonard Snart, Mick Rory/Leonard Snart (11,741 words)

per cyprinella: Stupidly cute AU where Barry isn't the Flash and spends his free time convincing super villains to visit sick kids.
via:cyprinella  fanfiction  fandom:Flash  author:town_without_heart  wc:010001-015000  rating:pg-13 
september 2016 by jenna_marianne
It's a Pleasure by willowbilly (R)
Kilgrave acquires Will at the opera. Hannibal objects. non-con-Jessica Jones/Kilgrave. Jessica PoV (8,692 words)
“What are you?” Kilgrave wonders aloud, breathless, his nail beds white with pressure where they're clamped around Will's skull, flattening his hair.

“A former FBI profiler, an unstable special agent. A mental patient, a fisherman. A murderer. A patchwork psyche stitched together. A broken, blood-drenched nobody. One half of a whole.”

“And an aspiring poet, apparently,” Kilgrave quips, releasing Will's head in order to ever-so-slowly pull Will's glasses from his face, fold them, and slide them into his own pocket. “Well now, I do believe you're worth keeping. At least for the time being. Will, Jessica... come along.”
via:cyprinella  fanfiction  fandom:Jessica_Jones  fandom:Hannibal(TV)  crossover  drama  angst  kidnapped  mind-control  Pairing:Hannibal/Will  author:willowbilly  rating:r  wc:005001-010000  Warning:Rape 
july 2016 by jenna_marianne
Contraception’s Con Men by Garry Wills | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books
By a revolting combination of con men and fanatics, the current primary race has become a demonstration that the Republican party does not deserve serious consideration for public office. Take the controversy over contraceptives. American bishops at first opposed having hospitals and schools connected with them pay employee health costs for contraceptives. But when the President backed off from that requirement, saying insurance companies can pay the costs, the bishops doubled down and said no one should have to pay for anything so evil as contraception. Some Republicans are using the bishops’ stupidity to hurt the supposed “moderate” candidate Mitt Romney, giving a temporary leg up to the faux naïf Rick Santorum; others are attacking Barack Obama as an “enemy of religion.”

Pusillanimous Catholics—Mark Shields and even, to a degree, the admirable E. J. Dionne—are saying that Catholics understandably resent an attack on “their” doctrine (even though they do not personally believe in it). Omnidirectional bad-faith arguments have clustered around what is falsely presented as a defense of “faith.” The layers of ignorance are equaled only by the willingness of people “of all faiths” to use them for their own purposes. Consider just some of the layers:
*The Phony Religious Freedom Argument
*The Phony Contraception Argument
*The Phony “Church Teaches” Argument
*The Phony “Undying Principle” Argument
abortion  religion  feminism  via:cyprinella  politics 
march 2013 by jenna_marianne
Why I Refuse to Be Taken to a Catholic Hospital—And Why Other Women Should Too by Erin Matson, Editor at Large, RH Reality Check
Why I Refuse to Be Taken to a Catholic Hospital—And Why Other Women Should Too
Under no circumstances do I ever want to be brought to a Catholic hospital or medical facility. As a pregnant woman—and as a human being, period—I do not trust that my health needs will guide the care I am offered at such a facility. Furthermore, I urge other women to speak up, write an advance medical directive, and let their friends and family know that they do not consent to be taken for treatment at a Catholic hospital.

The reason I don’t want to be taken to a Catholic hospital isn’t because of abstract notions about morality, the separation of church and state, or when different faiths say life begins. Rather, I refuse because in Catholic hospitals patients may be refused medical treatment on the basis of church teachings. That’s a pretty big deal if an ambulance or well-meaning relative brings you to one while pregnant, after a rape, or any time you need urgent medical care.
via:cyprinella  feminism  religion  abortion 
march 2013 by jenna_marianne
Unready Reserves by mackiedockie (PG-13)
Joe Dawson drops in to consult Methos in New York. In the shadow of Grand Central Station and Stark Tower, they settle down for a quiet little brunch to catch up. What could go wrong? Set during the Avengers movie. (14,076 words)
fanfiction  fandom:Highlander  fandom:Avengers  crossover  crack  humor  action/adventure  gen  author:mackiedockie  rating:pg-13  wc:010001-015000  via:cyprinella 
january 2013 by jenna_marianne
A Routine Operation by merriman (PG-13)
Methos gets caught up in exactly the sort of fuss he doesn't like getting caught up in: A government agent, an international war criminal and Amanda. (5,176 words)
"The man doesn't need a teacher. He needs a warning label."
fanfiction  fandom:Avengers  fandom:Highlander  crossover  humor  action/adventure  gen  author:merriman  rating:pg-13  wc:005001-010000  via:cyprinella 
january 2013 by jenna_marianne
"Cold Days by Jim Butcher" review by Ern and Leeard (becausewewatchtoomuchtv)
The handful of reasons Ern and Leeard liked + 19 reasons they hated "Cold Days," all mostly non-spoilery.
Overall, our expectations for this book were low, since we knew it would involve Winter Court stuff, and we were STILL disappointed. The book was fine. We're just glad it's over so Harry can move onto other subject matter. We hate that we have to wait another year to get the book we would like to have had on Tuesday. We wanted more emotion, but a lot of that has been set up for next time (Maggie, Fix, Molly, Michael), so we're not worried that, eventually, we will get what we want. For now, meh.

Book grade: C
But we still love this series.
From the review & comments, warning for Cold Days: wall-to-wall rape apology/fantasy
via:cyprinella  meta  review  fandom:Dresden_Files 
december 2012 by jenna_marianne
Ring Around the Roses by Tawabids (PG-13)
Tony Stark wants Agent Coulson to live in the tower with the rest of the team. But Coulson has responsibilities they don't know about: caring for his partner Clint Barton, an ex-SHIELD assassin irreparably damaged after a mission that went wrong several years earlier.

Tony wants to help. Coulson wants to keep everyone happy. Clint just wants a garden and for the Avengers to piss off and let him grow weed in peace. (24,458 words)
via:cyprinella  fanfiction  fandom:Avengers  drama  angst  PTSD  Pairing:Clint/Coulson  author:Tawabids  rating:pg-13  wc:020001-030000 
november 2012 by jenna_marianne
The Butterfingers G. D. I. Stark Guide to Problem Solving by Epiphanyx7 (PG-13)
Tony begins to notice that things are going missing from his workshop... and discovers that his bots have been hiding a very, very big secret from him. Or rather, a very, very small one.

In which Dummy is a kleptomaniac, You is painfully shy, Butterfingers is a programming genius, JARVIS is a sarcastic sonofabitch, Pepper takes care of Tony outside of the workshop, Bruce is Tony's boo, Thor is Tony's favourite, Clint is actually kind of smart, Steve has terrible timing, and problem-solving is never simple or easy.

Or, Robots Don't Get Pregnant, But That Doesn't Mean They Can't Make a Baby (18,956 words)
“It’s not every day your kids grow up and have their first child,” Steve says, patting him consolingly on the shoulder.

It might be worth arguing that the robots aren’t really his kids, except that Tony pretty much literally just finished giving them a robotic sex talk and he’s not up for arguing with Steve about something this pointless and untrue. Plus, it would hurt Dummy’s feelings. Dummy is sensitive.
via:cyprinella  fanfiction  fandom:Iron_Man  fandom:Avengers  drama  humor  robots  artificial_intelligence  gen  author:epiphanyx7  rating:pg-13  wc:015001-020000 
october 2012 by jenna_marianne
Flying Monkeys by Thimblerig (PG-13)
The inevitable, horrifying debrief. "Is this some kind of hobby for you? Planning our imminent destruction?" [Clint is a tactical mastermind] (1,158 words)
"Oh, Loki was in a hurry so I went with Plan C."

Hill blinks. "Loki had three different plans for taking down the 'carrier?"

"Er, no."

"You planned it."

"...Yes?"
Alt. Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8280054/1/Flying_Monkeys
via:cyprinella  fanfiction  fandom:Avengers  humor  angst  gen  author:Thimblerig  rating:pg-13  wc:001001-005000  series:Sleep_of_the_Just 
july 2012 by jenna_marianne
Dear Gravity by sinuous_curve (PG-13)
The SHIELD craft lands on the roof of the shawarma place as they’re picking over what’s left of their food, absently passing the leftovers to Thor. The weight of it shakes grit from the ceiling; Clint thinks flatly that it would be mildly poetic if they survived the alien invasion and then got crushed. [Post-movie fix-it fic] (3,881 words)
via:cyprinella  fanfiction  fandom:Avengers  drama  angst  presumed_dead  Pairing:Clint/Coulson  author:sinuous_curve  rating:pg-13  wc:001001-005000 
may 2012 by jenna_marianne
When I Think (Oh, it Terrifies Me) by celli (NC-17)
Look, some mornings you wake up and little green men are invading New York City; some mornings you wake up and you can hear Captain America's voice in your head. Tony has been an Avenger long enough that he saves his freakout for important things. (8,641 words)
via:cyprinella  fanfiction  fandom:Avengers  romance  telepathy  bonding  Pairing:Steve/Tony  Author:Celli  rating:nc-17  wc:005001-010000 
may 2012 by jenna_marianne
Red, Red, Gold by pprfaith (R)
Her name is Tasha Stark, and you won't break her. Steve Rogers/Natasha Stark, Natasha Stark/Everyone, Clint Barton/Natasha Romanov (4,159 words)
He roars, angry and jagged in a way she recognizes, oh, so well. They fight until he has her under him, armor dented enough to impede her movements and help still too far away. Loki’s face is half an inch from hers as he hisses, “I will break you into pieces, little mortal.”

Because she has no weapons left except bravado, she meets his green gaze cooly and answers, “There isn’t much left to break.”
[Alt. Link: http://pprfaith.livejournal.com/111196.html ]
via:cyprinella  fanfiction  fandom:Iron_Man  fandom:Avengers  drama  angst  character_study  genderswap  Pairing:Steve/Tony  Pairing:Pepper/Tony  Pairing:Clint/Natasha  author:pprfaith  rating:r  wc:001001-005000  Favorites 
march 2012 by jenna_marianne
On The Care and Feeding of Superheroes, by Pepper Potts and Alvin Draper by galaxysoup (PG-13)
After Tony read up on superheroes in comic books, he hires Alvin Draper (Tim Drake) to train Pepper as a sidekick. (5,504 words)
Tony is a smart man, and whatever his critics might say (those haters) he does his research. When he becomes a superhero, and after Rick’s Comic Book Emporium has delivered all the necessary research materials, it becomes immediately apparent that he needs to make some serious changes.
via:cyprinella  fanfiction  fandom:Iron_Man  fandom:DCU  drama  humor  action/adventure  gen  author:galaxysoup  rating:pg-13  wc:005001-010000 
march 2012 by jenna_marianne
Few So Generous by galaxysoup (G)
After Odin falls into the Odinsleep, Frigga takes up her husband’s spear and the rule of Asgard. (2,738 words)
[Alt. Link: http://galaxysoup.livejournal.com/23476.html ]
via:cyprinella  fanfiction  fandom:Thor  gen  drama  family_relationships  author:galaxysoup  rating:g  wc:001001-005000 
march 2012 by jenna_marianne
I've been meaning to tell you I've got this feeling that won't subside by pollyrepeat (PG-13)
In which Phil Coulson prepares to take on the entire universe, plays dead, has a series of tiny adventures with Clint Barton, and solves a problem of his own making. (4,815 words)
the next time he feels capable of thought he’s in a glass jar with holes poked in the lid, the way small children keep ladybugs, rattling around inside some sort of bag. Although his frame of reference is a bit covered-in-darkness, he has a terrible suspicion that he’s … shrunk.

Three inches tall and kidnapped by an evil “magician” who apparently deserves the title without the condescending scare quotes.

… Okay. Just another day at work.
via:cyprinella  fanfiction  fandom:Avengers  action/adventure  humor  Pairing:Clint/Coulson  author:pollyrepeat  rating:pg-13  wc:001001-005000 
february 2012 by jenna_marianne

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