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Get to Know Me Meme: Favourite Movie [5/5] → Labyrinth (1986)

Through dangers untold. And hardships unnumbered. I have fought my way here to the castle; beyond the goblin city, to take back the child that you have stolen. My will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom as great…

You have no power over me!

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HAPPY 30th ANNIVERSARY, LABYRINTH! (released on June 27th, 1986)

“Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child that you have stolen. For my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom is as great… You have no power over me.” 

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APRIL FOOLS!!

What, you think we’d really debut on the 1st?

Psht.

But here it is, HOT OFF THE PRESS!! The very first issue of the RSSC, brought to you through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, we have all worked ridiculously hard to bring you this incredible issue.

Download to your heart’s content, and please look forward to featured stories over the next three days right here before their Ao3 debuts on the 5th!

Thank you SO SO MUCH to all our WRITERS and ARTISTS, and now, especially, to YOU, our humble collection readers!!!

We hope you all enjoy!!

(protip: the pdf looks excellent on mobile, too!!)

Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the validation beyond the .ditamap City to take back the content that you have stolen, for my will is as strong as yours, and my topic commits are as great — You have no power over me.

Now give me the Goblin King. I deserve a reward, dammit.

indie’s Steggy fic master post

Since several people have asked, it seems appropriate to categorize it by Steggy’s reproductive status. ;P

Please note that some stories fall into multiple categories:


Steggy stories where there are no Steggy babies*:

Faith  - Mature, WIP currently 7,500 words.  Peggy Carter/ Skinny!Steve

Certain Dark Things  - Mature, ficlet, 1,800 words.  Vampire AU.

Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men  - Mature, 21K words.  Peggy was taken by Hydra shortly after Bucky.  They were known as the Winter Soldier, and the Winter Witch.  Set during CA:tWS.  Steve is married with a kid.

You Only Live Twice  - Mature, 21K words.  Set around the CA:CW timeline.  Steve is pulled in at the last minute to replace Barton on one of Fury’s super secret ops.  He has to pretend to be the lover of high ranking Hydra operative - Peggy Carter.

Ghosts of Future Past  - Mature, WIP currently 24K words.  Peggy Carter, Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes all grew up together in Brooklyn.  Flashbacks to their lives together growing up and during the war.  Main story is set around Avengers: AoU timeline.  Peggy Carter is Captain America.  Steve Rogers was Captain America, but now he’s the Winter Soldier.

Mind the Gap  - Mature, 27K words.  Steve Rogers is defrosted in the 1970s.  Turns out the significant age difference can’t keep him and Peggy apart.  (Peggy has adult children from her marriage.)

Where Angels Fear to Tread - Gen, 1,100 words.  Peggy Carter falls asleep and Phillips and the Fedora squad are afraid to wake her.  They have to call in backup.

I’ll Be Home For Christmas If Only In My Dreams  - Mature, 4,200 words.  Peggy’s first Christmas after Steve went down with the Valkyrie. Written for the Steggy secret santa exchange on Tumblr.

First Thanks Giving In The New World  - Teen, 4,700 words.  Steve never made it onto the Valkyrie.  Peggy thinks it’s a relief he won’t remember how badly they lost.

You Won’t Be Alone  - Mature, WIP currently at 4,800 words.  Set during CATFA.  Peggy goes to Steve after they bring Zola in.

Midnight Oil, Weaponized Aphrodisiacs, and Other Ignoramus Inventions  - Mature, 8,500 words.  General McGuinness stole Midnight Oil. Now the toxic compound is on the loose and America’s golden boy has been exposed. Agent Carter to the rescue.

Haunted  - Teen, 2,100 words.  Set during Agent Carter, season 1.  Angie drags Peggy to a Halloween party.

On Top of It - Gen, 1,400 words.  Set during the Agent Carter episode “The Iron Ceiling”. The mixed SSR and 107th team gets stuck having to spend the night in a very tiny room together.

Coffee Talk - Gen, 1,400 words.  Set during Season 1 of Agent Carter.  Jack Thompson is sick of Peggy Carter thinking she can do whatever she wants.

Another Year Over and a New One Just Begun - Teen, 6K words.  Written for the 2016 Steggy Secret Santa.  Steve and Peggy get snowed in during a mission.

Between the Shadow and the Soul  - Gen, 1500 words.  Written as a pinch hit for the 2016 Steggy Secret Santa.  Post CA:CW, Steve and Peggy are reunited.

Winter’s Discontent  - Teen (so far), WIP 2K words.  Winter Soldier Steve, based on a gifset by Justine.


Steggy stories that deal with pregnancy loss/child loss:

A Fixed Point  - Mature, 39K words, pregnancy loss mentioned.  Pacific Rim fusion story.

Choice  - part of the TDU series. - Mature for content, not porn, 2K words.  Set after the main TDU story, and an optional read for that series.

Wasted Hearts  - Mature, 21K words, child loss (though it’s not quite what it seems).  Very AU set in a somewhat Victorian alternate 1940s.  

The Life and Times of Agent Carter  - Teen, 19K words, loss of a child.  Set during an alternate version of Agent Carter: Season 1, where Steve didn’t die.

Dark Ways - Mature, 11K words, pregnancy loss.  Erskine was wrong.  The serum twisted Steve as much as it twisted Schmidt.  Modern setting.

All These Years - Explicit, 15K words.  Steve and Peggy have been married for nearly twenty years and it’s about to come to an end.  (Warnings for cheating, substance abuse, loss of a child.)


Steggy stories with pregnancies/babies/children (sometimes adult children, and sometimes only in the epilogue):

Through Dangers Untold and Hardships Unnumbered  - Mature, 103K.  Set post Avengers: AoU.  Steve Rogers is reunited with an un-aging Peggy Carter.

Proofing Water  - Mature, 16K words, set vaguely in the post CATFA timeline, but some random MCU characters make appearances.  Three years after Peggy Carter walked out of Steve Rogers’ life forever, she walks back in.

Through A Glass Darkly   - Mature, 38K words, set post Avengers: AoU.  Steve is pulled into an alternate timeline where Peggy Carter was Captain America and no one knows Steve Rogers.

Dark Ways - Mature, 11K words.  Erskine was wrong.  The serum twisted Steve as much as it twisted Schmidt.  Modern setting.

I Hate You: a Love Story (in three parts) - Teen, 4400 words.  A continuation of Dark Ways.

Mending the Empty Bones  - Mature, 35K words.  Ladyhawke inspired AU set in medieval Italy.

An Ordinary Life  - Teen, 10K words.  AU set around the CA:tWS timeline.  Steve Rogers was the Winter Soldier.  Bucky Barnes is doing everything he can to prevent Rogers from harming Peggy Carter or her sons.

You Can’t Take the Sky From Me  - Mature, 53K words.  Very, very AU, inspired heavily by Firefly and Star Wars EU.  Peggy Carter and Steve Rogers both work on a ship for Nick Fury, but forced into close quarters, they soon learn they have more in common than they ever imagined.

No Trace - Teen, ficlet 1,200 words.  Peggy Carter is married to Jack Thompson, but after the birth of her son, she is visited by her son’s father - Steve Rogers.

Wasted Hearts - Mature, 21K words, child loss (though it’s not quite what it seems) and pregnancy.  Very AU set in a somewhat Victorian alternate 1940s.  

Distant Shores  - Mature, 21K.  Our Avengers are assisted by Evvie Carter from an alternate dimension.  Steve and Natasha are accidentally pulled into her world and get a look at Evvie’s world, where everyone is either dominant or submissive.

Time Heals All Wounds  - Mature, 16K words.  AU that spans the entire MCU timeline, but it set mostly during Peggy Carter’s years with the SSR office.

Duty Bound -  Mature,  46K words.  AU space opera.  Peggy’s a disgraced rebel leader, Steve is the imperial poster boy.  They’re forced into a marriage neither of them want.

Unmade - Mature for themes, not explicit sexual content, 16K words.  AU.  Steve and Peggy both received the serum and were on the Valkyrie when it went down.  Steve was under Loki’s thrall during the Avengers, and both he and Peggy have to deal with the fallout from his actions.  Warnings for PTSD, pregnancy as a result of rape.


*yet

Zuko's Callout to Ozai, First Draft
  • Zuko: Give me my honor. Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Fire Nation Capital to take back the honor that you have stolen. For my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom is as great… 
  • -thunder rumbles-
  • Ozai: Stop! Think of what I have already given you. Your dreams and my good looks.
  • Zuko: For my will is as strong as yours, my kingdom as great… Damn. I can never remember that line. 
  • Ozai: I ask for so little. Just fear me, obey me and I will see you as my heir.
  • Zuko: You have no power over me!
  • -Zuko’s line echoes dramatically, and then the clock strokes midnight and Ozai fades away. Zuko wakes up as Fire Lord holding a gold medal that reads “honor” on it-
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get to know me meme: [1/5] favourite movies → labyrinth

“Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child that you have stolen. For my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom is as great… You have no power over me.”

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Through dangers untold. And hardships unnumbered. I have fought my way here to the castle; beyond the goblin city, to take back the child that you have stolen. My will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom as great…You have no power over me!

Labyrinth (1986, dir. Jim Henson)

Meme: What are your top five fics, according to kudos?

I was tagged by the lovely @luthienebonyx

In celebration of AO3′s tenth anniversary, this seems like a good time to do this.

TOP 5

1.  Through Dangers Untold and Hardships Unnumbered, 590 kudos

MCU/Captain America/Agent Carter (Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers)

Set post-Captain America: the Winter Soldier. Steve’s been lost since they thawed him out. When he discovers Peggy Carter is still alive, he’s even more lost. Sometimes reuniting with the love of your life isn’t happily ever after. Sometimes, it’s the very beginning of the hardest thing you’ve ever done.

((or, that one fic where Bucky’s medical records are missing. Tony thinks Fury’s growing super soldiers. Fury thinks Steve has an illegitimate daughter. Natasha knows a lot more than she’s saying. And everyone’s afraid of Peggy.))

This is my first Captain America fic (and therefore, the oldest in this fandom), my longest fic, and my most popular fic on AO3, so I’m not surprised it’s at the top of the list, I guess.

2.  Mind the Gap, 491 kudos

MCU/Captain America/Agent Carter (Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers)

Set in 1974. Peggy is the fifity-five year old director of SHIELD and Steve’s been found and thawed out.

This one being second surprised me a bit.  I love the hell out of Cougar!Peggy.  I’m just surprised so many other people did as well.

3.  Coffee Talk, 418 kudos

MCU/Captain America/Agent Carter (Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers)

Jack Thompson is sick of Peggy Carter thinking she can do whatever she wants.

This one being on the list surprised me.  I guess maybe it’s because it’s so short, and therefore a lot more accessible.  I tend to write longer fics, so a one shot might be a lot more appealing to some readers.

4.  Through A Glass Darkly, 384 kudos

MCU/Captain America/Agent Carter  (Peggy Carter/Steve Rogers)

When Stephen Strange starts poking the Infinity Gems, trying to locate the missing fifth gem, Steve Rogers finds out the hard way that it’s possible to do more than just glimpse the realms Wanda showed him during the battle with Ultron. He wakes up in a world where everyone knows Captain America, but no one knows Steve Rogers. Well, almost no one.

This one took me forever to finish.  Bless those of you who stuck with me through it.

5.  Devil In The Details, 359 kudos

Once Upon A Time (Belle/Rumple)

Rumplestiltskin isn’t heeding Sir Maurice’s calls for help, so Belle takes it upon herself to defend the village from the ogres.

Ugh.  When I was writing OUaT, I loved it.  And I still love Season 1 and Season 2 Belle/Rumple.  But that show burned me so bad, and I am just biding my time, waiting for all of those fics to fall off my list of most popular.  They are unfinished and will remain that way forever.  I mean, I don’t begrudge people who enjoys those stories, they’re just not particularly fond memories for me at this point, due entirely to the show and the show runners.  I enjoyed the fandom immensely, and the actors are all jewels. 


Unlike Luthien, I will not torture myself by going through my bottom 5.  In the last year, I’ve imported a lot of my writing into AO3, trying to consolidate it all in one place.  So I have a whole lot of stories with little to no hits or kudos.

tagging:  @sevensneakyfoxes, @littlereyofsunlight, @theawkwardterrier, @quigonejinn, @roboticonography, @rachlovesligers and anybody else who wants to participate!

As the World Falls Down

SPN FanFic

~You fall asleep watching your favorite movie with Dean. But your dreams show you that being in your favorite movie may not be as awesome as you thought.~

Dean x Reader, tiny bit o’ Sam

2,932 Words (including lyrics)

Warnings: Nada. Maybe creepiness?

A/N: This is my submission for @thing-you-do-with-that-thing SPN Movie Night Challenge! My prompt movie was “Labyrinth”. Please note the liberal use of actual movie quotes and song lyrics (lyrics in italics) You’ll know them when you see them. Obviously I don’t own Labyrinth. I just love it dearly. If you’d like to listen so the song as you go… click here. Enjoy!

“Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered… I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the goblin city…”

“What the hell are you yapping about?” Dean asked, standing in the kitchen door, arms crossed, smiling as he listened to you quote your favorite movie.

You spun around, a little startled to be caught acting so silly. Dean’s smile told you he didn’t mind, he liked watching you have fun. The three of you had so little fun lately, anything to make you smile was fine by him.

You pouted and walked towards him, dramatically acting out another line from your film, “You’re him, aren’t you? You’re the Goblin King! I want my brother back, please, if it’s all the same.”

Dean scrunched his face up, “What are you even saying? Are you having a stroke?”

Keep reading

Characters that Rose fiercely loves (29/50): Sarah Williams from The Labyrinth

“Give me the child. Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child that you have stolen. For my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom is as great…You have no power over me.”

Some Steggy fic recs

For @carterrogers <3

(This is by no means a comprehensive list, or in any particular order, but just a few of my many faves)

All summaries come from the fics themselves

Don’t Stop Me NowAfter three years of rooming with Steve Rogers, Clint has discovered that the best thing about him is how he is absolutely, pathologically, unable to turn down a dare. Wherein Clint and all his friends take to meddling in Steve’s love life because they’re terrible people. (I adore this AU. So much.)

Time Heals All Wounds: The story spans the time period from 1943 to 1953, but references the entire MCU timeline (at least through AoU and the first half of Agent Carter, S2). Several years post AoU (it’s surely AU after that) Steve Rogers is sent back to 1943. “The smallest change could have enormous impact.”

The Good Doctor: Steve needs to know if Peggy knew about Zola. She did, and her cryptic words lead Steve on a hunt for parts of his past that he never thought he’d see again. 

Peggy and the Reds:  The one where Peggy, Pepper and Natasha are college roommates. (I’m a sucker for College AUs sorry)

And the Sun Hits Ground:  An AU of the Agent Carter episode Iron Ceiling.

Casino Royale:  A ruthless killer. A legendary lover. And the world’s only hope against total annihilation. When Agent Margaret Carter, recently awarded her Double-Oh status for the extermination of two important threats, is sent into a high-stakes poker game against a criminal known only as the Red Skull, she isn’t entirely pleased to have an American pretty-boy as her only back-up on the job. But Steve Rogers isn’t just the money—he’s an important ally. And by the end of it all, Steve might be all Carter has to keep her alive.

in search of silver linings (we discovered gold):  Steve asks Jemma a favour, and things don’t go as planned. (Or: Jemma defies the laws of nature.)

Through Dangers Untold and Hardships Unnumbered: Set post-Captain America: the Winter Soldier. Steve’s been lost since they thawed him out. When he discovers Peggy Carter is still alive, he’s even more lost. Sometimes reuniting with the love of your life isn’t happily ever after. Sometimes, it’s the very beginning of the hardest thing you’ve ever done. ((or, that one fic where Bucky’s medical records are missing. Tony thinks Fury’s growing super soldiers. Fury thinks Steve has an illegitimate daughter. Natasha knows a lot more than she’s saying. And everyone’s afraid of Peggy.)) 

patron saint of shiners and showgirls:  The USO girls are Steve’s Howling Commandos. Bucky’s died and gone to Heaven.

Tonight, We Are Young: “I might have made a wish on the Tesseract that could have had something to do with Peggy getting younger.” Steve and Peggy get a second chance to live a lifetime together. There are a few details to work out first.

Above and Beyond:  In February of 1944, Captain America fought his way through a blizzard and broke apart a HYDRA blockade in central Italy that was choking the Allies. Those closest to him tell the tale of this act of heroism, which saved the lives of over a thousand soldiers and inspired them to stay strong in the face of the toughest adversity.

Snapshots in Memories:  Six moments in the love story of Peggy Carter and Steve Rogers.

A Whole New World:  Sequel to The Ones Left Behind. Peggy Carter is undercover in Tibet. Steve Rogers is waking up in the 21st century in New York. At some point, they will get their happy ending. That is, if they can navigate exploding bases, aliens invasions and Tony Stark.

Burning With A Deadly Heat:  Howard Stark never stopped looking for Captain America, but no one ever expected Stark to find him.

if this is home:  Steve keeps waking up in the wrong place

Flames We Never Lit:  Peggy Carter is frozen in 1946 and awakened by SHIELD in 2012.

And to toot my own horn a little

We Tried the World:  Moments in the post-war lives of Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter

I chose to just pick completed ones that I found in my bookmarks. This isn’t all of them, and there are certainly tons more that I have loved, but here’s a few. If anyone has more, feel free to add them!