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25 June 2012 @ 03:14 am
"This is revenge for the cliff, isn't it?" says Natasha  
Over 4000 words into my marvel big bang, although I’m writing it out of order and a lot of it is in note form. Natasha just drove herself and Clint off a cliff. Clint’s whining about it, but it got rid of the bad guys, so I don’t think he really minds. That much.

I am, the big bang site reminds me, going to need a beta for this thing. If someone could just point out any daft mistakes, that would be fantastic. Anything beyond that would earn you oodles of appreciation.

What you would be letting yourself in for: The deadline for a rough draft is September and the final deadline is October. The minimum word count is 10,000 words. I don’t know if I’ll go over that, but the longest story I’ve written only made it up to 15,000. It’s a sequel to The Child Takers, but with no crossover elements, focusing on Natasha joining SHIELD and becoming the woman that we see in the Avengers. Maria Hill plays a large role and it will either eventually be Clint/Natasha or at the point where Clint/Natasha would be a possibility. The rating, I suspect, wouldn’t go over R/15 and currently you’d be looking at no worse warnings/triggers than for The Child Takers. (If triggers are a problem I can warn properly before sending you anything.)

I’m British, so catching anything that needs Americanizing would be good. I love being corrected on anything and everything, but I might sometimes argue back. I am not easily offended. Ideas bouncing would be fun, but not necessary.

So, if none of that has put you off, drop me a comment, a message, email, whatever. If in the unlikely event that there are many of you I will love you all :D

In other writing news, I should not have watched Serenity and gone into Firefly mode whilst neck deep in the Avengers, because now? Now I have visions of Steve having been made into a super solider for the Alliance and then used for propaganda and then finding out what the war was actually like on the front lines and fighting anyway, but having issues and then afterwards he leaves and gets his own ship. He takes jobs, not always strictly legal, but only ones that he thinks are good. Tony is their engineer and he’s installed an AI on the ship. He keeps updating stuff and doesn’t tell anyone for ages that he’s actually a billionaire who’s left Pepper Potts running his company back in the Core and has this thing in his chest after a terrorist incident… Clint and Natasha are space married and Natasha may or may not have also been altered by the Parliament as part of an Academy programme where she escaped before they could do too much damage and Bruce, their doctor, may or may not have been part of a failed super solider programme after Steve’s ‘creator’ was killed… Then there’s Thor. He’s from a world beyond the ‘verse where things are different and came looking for his lost brother, who may be causing trouble, but the Alliance don’t want people to know that there are people beyond the edge and how different they are, how alien, and Jane has gone on the run with him…

Remember that list of other things I’m working on? Yeah, I didn’t need more crossover thoughts, thanks *head desk*.
feeling: optimisticoptimistic
Lady Mercury: Kaylee looking upladymercury_10 on June 25th, 2012 02:32 am (UTC)
Every time is a good time for Firefly. :P
inkvoices: F:river with stars in her eyesinkvoices on June 25th, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
...I can't argue with that :D
rattyjol: ten excitedrattyjol on June 25th, 2012 02:36 am (UTC)
Holy crap, that's an amazing crossover. :D

And I'd be willing to beta, if you like.
inkvoices: F:goingmadSimoninkvoices on June 25th, 2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
It is eating away at my brain!

Fantastic! *showers you with appreciation* I'll let you know when there's a draft :D
sarea okelanisarea_okelani on June 25th, 2012 03:46 am (UTC)
Write that xover. The world needs more Avengers and Firefly.

I'd be happy to beta also if you still need any help -- or just help w/ Americanizing, whatever!
inkvoices: avengers:natasha silhouetteinkvoices on June 25th, 2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
...This is true. Must. Write. Big. Bang. First. ;)

Brilliant! *presents you with appreciation cookies* The more the merrier, especially when it comes to making me sound American, heh.
nessataleweavernessataleweaver on July 25th, 2012 02:41 pm (UTC)
*insinuating look*

y'know, I just put the link up on be_compromised for the avengers crossover bigbang. signups run until august 15, and it's not due til november/december.

Just in case that might interest you....?
inkvoicesinkvoices on July 26th, 2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
Hmm, there's a Firefly type prompt on the promptathon and I was thinking of trying to make it fit that, but it is most of an ensemble thing and I don't know if I'll finish it by the end of the promptathon... It's not strictly a crossover as such, but it does meet the rles of the avengers crossover bigbang, so I'll have a think on that one and may sign up. Thanks for pointing to it! :D
Random Wonderings of a Curious Girlbook_junkie007 on June 25th, 2012 04:38 am (UTC)
I'd be willing to help with beta work, although I might become a little slow come September/October when school starts. I would let you know what's happening though.

Also, Firefly + Avengers = TOTAL WIN.
inkvoices: dr who:arm yourselves (with books)inkvoices on June 25th, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you for offering! *sprinkles you with affection* Don't let me throw things at you if you're busy with school though. I rarely sign up to things with deadlines and if this gets in the way of my Masters I'll be dropping out, so school first! I'll let you know when I have some kind of draft and any level of beta or cheerleading you have time for, even if it's 'I can't, I'm busy, but yay for words!' is more than good :D

...I can't argue. Damn, i'm gonna end up writing it. *laughs at self*
Atlas of Cloudsfranztastisch on June 25th, 2012 10:50 am (UTC)
You need to write that crossover. Need to.

And I would offer to beta, but I'm not here. :( But it sounds awesome! :D
inkvoices: F:wash fangirlsinkvoices on June 25th, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
LOL I am getting that impression.

No worries. Thanks for the would-be offer and have some appreciation anyway :D