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clint/nat fic recs

1. to have a home by oceanofchaos (34k, 1/1, post-catws)
Summary: Natasha Romanoff is almost used to rebuilding herself at this point, but that doesn’t actually seem to make it any easier. It doesn’t really help that this time the entire world seems to be rebuilding as well.
//: this is my favorite clint/nat fic, bar none. although it’s really more of an introspective fic on nat. i can’t count how many times i’ve reread it. it’s my favorite characterization of all these characters (catws!nat, catws!steve, catws!sam, fraction!hawkeyes, etc etc) and it makes the mcu and the more recent comics fit together perfectly.  it’s a great take on how clint and nat’s relationship works. i don’t want to give anything away so JUST READ IT.

2. the glass parade by enigma731 (6k, 1/1, post-catws)
Summary: Steve thinks that he’s seen Natasha be at least three different people in the short time he’s known her, and he isn’t sure which one is real. In which the most confusing part of the future is how much Steve has in common with Natasha, and the fact that she seems dead-set on being his friend.
//: this is mostly steve&nat friendship with some clint/nat. steve and nat’s friendship is my second favorite thing to come out of catws (the first being SAM WILSON and everything that he chooses to be) and this fic is a lovely exploration of that friendship. plus, i always love reading about how other characters perceive clint and nat’s relationship.

3. palindromes by inkvoices (5k, 1/1, avengers (2012), au)
SummaryIsn’t it the same story whichever way you spin it? Tell me again, from the beginning. Natasha Romanoff, born in America in January of 1971, doesn’t kill the kid who at some point came to be known as Clint Barton, born thirteen years after her in Russia. Instead she brings him in to SHIELD.
//: ROLE REVERSAL AU. you’re welcome.

4. between the shadow and the soul by viverella (12k, 1/1)
SummaryClint hesitates to call what they do dating, because they’re spies and fighters and liars and people like them aren’t meant for more than a warm body to push against in the night. He falls in love with her and she falls in love with him and not necessarily in that order.
//: FEELINGS. clint has a lot of them. and so does natasha apparently. another one of my top faves. and pablo neruda, how could i resist? ++ i recommend reading everything written by viverella they’re all wonderful.

5. the war is over and we are beginning by viverella (6k, 1/1, au-ish)
Summary: That soulmates AU in which any injury you sustain shows up on your soulmate’s body as well. Five Christmases they spent together.
//: soulmate aus are always wonderfully sweet. here’s one of them.

6. we were emergencies by gyzym (37k, 1/1, post-avengers)
Summary: It’s not about being unmade; it’s about remaking, one aching step at a time.
//: this is one of the more popular clint/nat fics but it still deserves a rec bc it’s beautiful and absolutely breathtaking.

7. there’s a hole in my soul (can you fill it?) by viverella (10k, 1/1)
Summary: Clint is asexual but not aromantic. Natasha starts hanging out with him for the break from sexual attention and ends up falling in love with him. OR: the one where they share space and go on dates and literally everyone realizes that they’re probably dating before Natasha does.
//: i always love fics where i get insight into how natasha falls for clint and this is one of the more adorable ones.

8. under the red sky by andibeth82 (14k, 3/3, post-catws)
Summary: “What’s the news?” she asks, biting into a banana, and Clint winces. “You.” [The press conference is over. The files have been leaked. Hydra has been exposed, and Captain America has disappeared. But The Black Widow is a target, and the world wants a trial.]
//: post-catws fic is ALWAYS my fave clint/nat genre, especially when you mix in another hawkeye. @isjustprogress always has a firm grasp on who these characters are, especially natasha.

anonymous asked:

For what it is worth, while I agree that Jyn and Cassian's relationship certainly wasn't played as platonic by the end, I am pretty certain Official Lucasfilm Dude (tm) Pablo Hidalgo has said there was no romance in Rogue One. I think some people have very high criteria for what they consider romance - it takes either kissing or declarations of love to "count". It's not just a Star Wars thing, either - you see it in lots of fandoms.

Kathleen Kennedy said their relationship combines respect and skill and attraction, and she’s a loooot higher on the Official Lucasfilm scale than he is. And when Felicity Jones was asked about whether Jyn and Cassian’s relationship is friendship/romance/etc, she answered that it’s all of those things. I doubt anyone is paying more attention to Pablo than to Kathleen and Felicity.

Also, Pablo Hidalgo just answered “did Jyn and Cassian kiss in the elevator” with “that’s their business,” so he’s certainly not insisting it’s one way or the other.

Also-also, I don’t think the reviewers and other “IT’S VERY IMPORTANT THAT IT’S PLATONIC” types are paying the slightest attention to anything outside the movie itself (and fairly so). Say, my friend who started this whole conversation has not the slightest awareness of Pablo’s existence, and probably not Kathleen’s either.

ETA: The other thing I always find bemusing about “only romance if they kiss” is that it leaves us at a place where Jyn/Cassian isn’t romantic and Luke/Leia is. So. You know.

Round #15

Sepang International Circuit

Top 5 Driver Standings

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  3. Valtteri Bottas - 212
  4. Daniel Ricciardo - 162
  5. Kimi Raikkonen - 138

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  2. Ferrari - 373
  3. Red Bull Racing Tag Hueur - 230
  4. Force India Mercedes - 124
  5. Williams Mercedes - 59
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